May 2020 Wine Club News

22nd Apr 2020 @ 16:58 by Bill


Even with a COVID cloud over wine country we have managed to release exciting new wines and our culinary team have created tasty new recipes to pair with the wines.

Cook the recipes using the spices, each one paired with the wines. Make staying safe by sheltering-in-place at home a fun time with great wine and food!

Click on the wine, recipe or spice for more information. To watch our chefs prepare the recipe click on the red arrow.


White Wines of May 2020


Joy Sauvignon Blanc 2019

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Curried Chicken Salad in Phyllo Cups   
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Curry Mix with whole Seeds & Spices


Chantilly Chardonnay 2018

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Pasta Al Limone   
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Aleppo Chili Pepper


Gertie Gewurztraminer 2018

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Ginger, Pea, and Lemon Egg Drop Soup   
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Furikake Seasoning


Red Wines of May 2020


Elate Grange Cuvee 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Blackberry Glazed Baby Back Ribs   
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - American Spicy BBQ Rub


Clarissa Vin Rouge 2016

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Chicken Marbella   
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Oregano Leaves Australian


Sultry Cabernet Franc 2015

RECIPE PAIRED WITH THIS WINE: - Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Strawberry Balsamic Gelee   
SPICES WE USED IN THIS RECIPE: - Vanilla Bean Powder + Sicilian Salt


Bills Cellar Wine of May 2020


Cherish Melange 2014

Cherish, a Right Bank style red wine blend (Mélange) created from our Napa vineyards and inspired by Château Cheval Blanc. The beautiful light ruby-red color is deep and intense. The first impression on the nose is of ripe red fruit (cherry, and blackcurrant), giving way to fresh, aromatic hints of rose petals and violet. A chocolate nuance appears with aeration.


Virtual Tasting ?

Shelter-in-Place, while protecting our families from the dreaded covid virus, has devastated wine tourism. Once you are free of the stay-at-home orders please come visit us in Healdsburg or order a few extra bottles shipped to celebrate life back at home. Better still - what about a Private Virtual Tasting with Bill? ( more info . . . )


May Pickup Parties

Shelter-in-place means our regular May Pickup Parties need to be moved so we have selected July 4 to start them up again. What an appropriate day to celebrate America's return to normal so click here to book your favorite pickup party day in July and we will manage the social distancing requirements of that time.


Curbside Wine Pickup

Want to pickup your wine before May? Our tasting room at 134 Matheson is providing curbside pickup service so just call 707-433-1500 or email here to tell us when you would like to drop by to pickup a few drops of the good stuff. If you pickup early you can still come to one of the July pickup parties.