We enjoyed them with home dinners paired to the essence we expected them to present, meals that forwarded the passionate adoration and pursuit of pure nature of two wine makers who found each other and then perhaps their best wine.
We paired the red with a middle eastern inspired dinner. This is a very "food friendly" wine. What I would call a crowd pleaser in that it is very balanced, flavorful yet no distinct or intruding edges. You can serve this well priced bottle to most any guest and be certain they will enjoy.
This I believe is what sisters Robin and Andrea McBride had in mind when they began making wine together, united after growing up in separate parts of the world, unaware of the each other's existence for nearly half of their lives.
The sister's Chardonnay seemed to be a very good choice for a roasted chicken dinner that was planned. And it was. This very exceptional wine was very pleasurable. With crisp notes of a fruit basket of flavors, "white peach, pear, citrus zest, green apple, pineapple, vanilla," mellowed and matured with half in new and neutral French oak barrels, while the balance was fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Growing up among great winemakers in New Zealand and California and working with a great winemaker today, provides the inspiration and means to create these delicious pours.
Yes two very nice wines. The sisters have another group of wines called ECO.LOVE which we look forward to tasting.