With the relaxing Labor Day weekend behind all of us, it is time to shift gears and find something new to celebrate that will be longer than just three days. We at Mia Francesca have great news for wine lovers in the Triangle. September is the tenth anniversary of California Wine Month. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we are proud of our fabulous U.S.A. home grown wine list, which includes a superb selection of wines from the Golden State of California.
With more than 100 varieties of grapes home grown in California, there are almost 4000 local wineries located as far north as the Oregon border and as far south as San Diego covering more than 700 miles of vineyard country. It is interesting to note that if California was its own country, it would be the fourth largest wine producer in the world.
California grapes have been produced for almost 250 years, combining art, tradition, innovation and wonderful flavor. These sun-soaked vineyards account for nearly ninety percent of the American wine production. California’s sustainable wine growing and wine making practices preserve the lands for future generations and contribute to the highest wine quality available. Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills Midtown Raleigh, offers California wines from Sonoma, the Central Coast, Napa Valley and Santa Barbara.
Here are four wines that we proudly serve from the famous Napa Valley of California’s North Coast:
- Cabernet Sauvignon Vellum 2009: with tastes of currant, blueberry, pepper, and oak, medium body, nice lingering finish
- Cabernet Sauvignon Newton 2009: red and black cherry and currant on the nose and palate; good minerality, acidity; medium body, intensity
- Stags’ Leap Petite Sirah 2009: fruit, floral and spicy characteristics, backed by refined tannins and balancing acidity, bold yet restrained, velvety
- Pine Ridge Chenin Viognier 2012: crisp, light, fruity, nice texture, medium palate, clean finish
These full-bodied wines pair very well with our wonderful Bruschetta alla Romana: fresh garlic toast and marinated tomatoes with rich mozzarella and olive oil. Enjoy them with our Heirloom Tomato-Pesto Pizza as well. For a true Tuscany Italian experience, no wine goes better with our locally famous and ever popular Spaghetti and Meatballs experience. Finally, our Filetto con Spugnola is one of our center stage entrées and can be paired very nicely with California Carbernet: this dish features deliciously grilled beef tenderloin, morel mushrooms, spring onions, potatoes, and grilled asparagus with herb butter.
Whether you are in the mood for the finest of wines or one our expertly made libations, every guest will certainly enjoy gourmet and authentic Italian cuisine. Make your reservations for a dining experience to remember fondly with every visit.
Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti!
Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!
Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com
Mia Francesca Trattoria
Phone: (919) 278-1525