22 Feb

Introducing Canyon Road

 Inspired by the scenic roads that wander through California’s stunning wine country, Rafael Jofre crafts beautifully structured wines that express true varietal character. – Canyon Road

We couldn’t agree more and are excited to introduce our 2018 house wines by Canyon Road! These vintages pair well with many aspects of our menu. Also, all of these wines are available with bar service and wine pour at the table. Celebrations and events deserve a good glass of wine to toast with. Our New World house wine collection has something for every meal and palate.

California is part of the largest and most important wine region in the United States. New World wineries scatter two thirds of the west coast between Washington, Oregon and California, however most well-known for the Napa Valley wine community that thrives along the California coast. The culture of wine making dates back in the region nearly 200 years, producing nearly 90% of American-made wine crafted by of the world’s largest wine companies and also many boutique wineries as well.

Canyon Road Chardonnay, California
Dry and crisp, while still bringing the fruit notes. Toasted oak and fruit balances well. Across the palate it is enveloped with fruity flavors of white peach and an almond finish. The lively acidity makes it great as an aperitif or paired with cheeses, and poultry.

  • Toasted oak notes
  • Pairs well with dairy, cheese and poultry
  • Balanced fruit and acid

Canyon Road Sauvignon Blanc, California
This wine retains its fruity flavors and aromas. The aromas are unique with scents of citrus peel. On the palate, a touch of sweetness is perfectly balanced with lively acidity that enhances juicy flavors of grapefruit, quince and citrus. Pair with light foods and salads

  • Light, fruit notes
  • Crisp acidity
  • Very food friendly, especially salads

Canyon Road Pinot Grigio, California
This wine has crisp and refreshing fruitiness which is its hallmark. It has bright aromas of lemon and lime zest with ripe honeydew melon notes. On the palate, the wine displays melon and apricot flavors with a crisp acidity that provides a lively and fresh finish. Pair this with seafood, pastas or salads.

  • Light, fruit notes
  • Crisp acidity
  • Food friendly, especially seafood and salads

The terroir, or grape-growing conditions, such as climate, soil, water, and altitude have a major effect on wine production and is reflected in the taste of the wine itself. While many California wine makers attempt to recreate the conditions of Burgundy, Pinot’s origin, but the California region has its own particular terroir giving the wines produced in this region their own individual expression. There is an unknown delicacy in wine making where all of these terroir factors come into consideration, including the slope of the hillside the grapes are grown on.

Did you know that Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the most famous of red wine grape varieties on earth? It is the key-grape in many first-rate New World wine regions such as Napa Valley. Merlot is the second most popular choice in the USA, however this was number one back in the 80’s and 90’s. This particular grape brought an increase in planting during the height of its popularity, but it has dropped over the years in favor of different profiles, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.

Canyon Road Moscato, California
Fruity and very inviting, with intense scents of peaches and exotic fruit.  Fresh and pleasantly sweet with a taste that reveals its varietal characteristic.

  • Great with desserts
  • Fruity with scents of peaches and exotic fruit
  • Approachable and easy drinking

Canyon Road Cabernet Sauvignon, California
Soft and approachable, with aromas of black cherry and vanilla. The cherry flavors carry through to the palate melding into subtle, yet flavorful vanilla oak for a lingering finish. This wine pairs perfectly with beef.

  • Soft, approachable-broad appeal
  • Cherry and vanilla notes
  • Great with roasted and grilled beef

Canyon Road Pinot Noir, California
Medium bodied, with a nice acidic balance and a lingering finish.  Filled with aromas of ripe strawberry, rhubarb, plum and toasted oak. The palate has beautiful red fruit and raspberry flavors.  This wine pairs perfectly with beef, salmon, and pasta dishes.

  • Medium to full body
  • Fruit and oak notes
  • Great with beef, salmon, and pasta dishes.


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