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Abby Lynch
 
January 30, 2018 | Abby Lynch

Award-winning wine and movie pairings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has released the winning wines for 2018, and we’re proud to announce that Domenico Winery has made the cut with four amazing wines! We’re taking this star-studded lineup and pairing it with another — the Best Picture favorites for the 2018 Academy Awards. (Don’t worry, no spoilers!) And the nominees are…

Lady Bird

The coming-of-age story of a high school senior longing for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, Lady Bird is a film that has it all. Whether you’re searching for drama, romance, or humor, it’s all here. We’re pairing this movie with our 2016 Rosato — a silver medal SF Chronicle award-winner. With many of the same elements listed above, our Rosato, a blend of Sangiovese, Syrah, and Dolcetto, is light in color, yet has many complex layers. Lively and refreshing, the rise of Rosé is somewhat of a coming-of-age story itself.  

Bonus: Lady Bird’s pink hair is a perfect match.  

 

 

 

Get Out

Smart, comedic, terrifying, dark, and satirical are just a few words that describe this year’s breakout film by Jordan Peele. In Get Out, modern interracial relationships and racial paranoia are thrust into the spotlight in a brand new way. This is a movie that stays with you long after it is over, much like our 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel. Another silver medal winner, this Amador County-grown varietal packs a punch. Grown on vines over 100 years old, you’ll find aromas of currant, blackberry pie, cigar box, and spicy black pepper. This wine is rich in texture with a smoky oak finish.

 

 

 

The Shape of Water

Part fairytale, part sci-fi film, The Shape of Water is elegant, mesmerizing, and refreshing. Set in the Cold War Era, this seemingly simple story directed by Guillermo del Toro quickly turns into a complex and unique love story. An equally intriguing work of art is the Domenico Winery 2013 Cabernet Franc. Taking home a bronze medal from the SF Chronicle, this Cab Franc has layers of black currant, cherry, and plum, integrated with baking spices, dried herbs, and subtle floral notes. Elegant and smooth on the palate, much like the shape of water…

 

 

 

 

The Post

Meryl Streep. Tom Hanks. The Washington Post. Does it get any more iconic? A throwback film that dives into the hot topics such as freedom of the press and women in power, this film is dramatic, engaging, and oddly timely. Such is the nature of our 2012 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. An iconic varietal from an iconic appellation, this wine is timeless and is taking home the bronze medal. Dramatic flavors of tobacco, mocha, and spice linger on the palate for a long, beautiful finish.

If you want to try our award-winning varietals, join us on Saturday, February 10, 11 am - 4 pm for a special flight of these four wines. And don’t forget to tell us who you think is taking home the Oscar!

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