The upcoming wine tasting dinner event for this month is going to feature wines from the Foxy Roxy Winery. Not knowing anything from this winery in particular, or more than just the basics of wine, I decided to do a little investigation into the name, the wines, and what makes the wine from this Columbia Valley winery so unique.
Located on the Royal Slope near Othello, Foxy Roxy sources their grapes from the popular StoneRidge Vineyards located in the Columbia Valley between Royal City and Othello. Columbia Valley is quickly becoming the second largest wine producing region in the United States, with its rich soils and dry sunny weather.
Dave, our Food and Beverage manager has teamed up with Frank from the Masi to bring a wine dinner that’s surely to get the wines from Foxy Roxy noticed! For more information, or to purchase tickets, be sure to visit the Current Happenings section on our website https://www.kianalodge.com/kitsap-events-facility/
Viognier, made from a vine that was nearly extinct at one point, boasts notes of honey, stone fruits, and minerals. The finicky grapes have made a huge comeback since the 1980’s in North America, requiring precision wine making, and a desire to be consumed young. This wine is designed to be paired with sweet, spicy foods like Dave’s peppery arugula salad and apricot dressing.
Roxy’s Rosé of Syrah: Produced using a different method than the average Rosé typically results in a much darker colour than the traditional “Pink”. This wine supports a flavour that is most definitely more savory than sweet. Pairing well with peppery meals, this one is going to be paired with grilled lamb chops- yum!
Foxy Roxy’s award winning flagship wine, Vixen Red features a blend of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Carménère- a wine that was not recognized until 1998. A Bordeaux wine with a “malevolent side”, this one produces a long lasting finish with it’s smooth, full bodied and balanced flavour. This one has won the label awards within the valley’s wine scene. Pair this one with a Prosciutto wrapped Chicken breast, and it’s sure to knock your socks off!
Port Style Cab Franc- Breaking all the old school winemaking rules by adding brandy, this kind of wine certainly gives credit to it’s original grape but with a whole new spin. Due to its rising popularity in the PNW, the Cab Franc grape is great for blending, adding a spiciness while smoothing out the traditional tannins that a red grape brings. Dave has a Strawberry-Rhubarb tart recipe that is to die for!
For more information on Foxy Roxy Wines visit their website: http://www.foxyroxywines.com/