Winery of the Month

April 2020 Winery of the Month –
Chateau Souverain

The story of Chateau Souverain begins in 1944 when J. Leland “Lee” Stewart harvested his first crop of grapes from his Howell Mountain vineyard in Napa Valley. In the years that followed, Stewart used innovation, meticulous standards and his natural gift for winemaking to establish Souverain as one of the great California wineries. Lee was a trendsetter, opting to grow grapes rather than the predominant crop of the day—prunes. He became an advocate of clean winemaking practices and was among the first in California to concentrate on single-varietal, estate wines. Lee shared his knowledge with the small winemaking community in Napa that informed such esteemed contemporaries as the Mondavi Brothers, Jack Davies of Schramsberg, Brother Timothy of Christian Brothers Winery and André Tchelistcheff at Beaulieu. A great legacy that helped California leap to the fore front of producing excellent, affordable wines for the masses.

Chateau Souverain Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

suggested retail $14.99 – WOTM Special $9.99

This scintillating beauty opens with vibrant aromas of pink grapefruit, guava and a hint of lime zest. A dry, crisp palate delivers layered flavors of ripe melon, orange blossom and honeysuckle. Mouthwatering acidity balances a richly textured finish. Pair with sea bass, oysters, sole, spinach salad, eggplant and roasted vegetables.

Chateau Souverain Chardonnay

Chardonnay

suggested retail $14.99 – WOTM Special $9.99

Inviting aromas of roasted pears, lemon citrus and subtle baking spice with elegant layers of pineapple and crème brûlée flavors. This full-bodied Chardonnay offers a plush texture and balanced acidity with a long, flavorful finish. Pair with Brie, Camembert and Robiola cheese, as well as Risotto, Pasta, Crab, Salmon and Scallops.

Chateau Souverain Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

suggested retail $14.99 – WOTM Special $9.99

Dark red fruit aromas reminiscent of cherry and raspberry with notes of fresh blueberries complemented by hints of clove and vanilla. The wine finishes with cleansing acidity and a fruit-driven balance that gives the wine a polished sense of elegance. Pair with salmon or other fatty fish, roasted chicken or pasta dishes and casseroles.

Chateau Souverain Merlot

Merlot

suggested retail $14.99 – WOTM Special $9.99

Out the gate, a bouquet of black cherry, plum, and fresh blueberries balanced by hints of brown spice and baking chocolate. This Merlot finishes with soft acidity and a fruit-driven balance that gives the wine a sense of elegance. Pair with veggies such as red peppers, squash and beets or enjoy with pizza, jambalaya, lasagna and short ribs.

Chateau Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

suggested retail $14.99 – WOTM Special $9.99

Deep ruby-purple in color, this medium bodied Cab boasts vivid aromas of roasted vanilla, mocha and baking spices with elegant layers of blackberry and ripe cherry flavors. Balanced fruit, acidity and round tannins lead to a juicy, lingering finish. Pair with gouda, fontina and Bleu cheese, or steak, veal, rack of lamb and Prosciutto.