Right before I headed out to Hawaii, I was invited by the McBride's Sister's Truvée wine company for a food & wine tasting at Sen's Restaurant in San Francisco. Sen's is one of my favorite restaurants in SF, particularly because of its happy hours and gorgeous view of the Bay Bridge. So of course, I RSVP'd and made my way over for a delicious lunch to learn more about this wine.
For my entree, I ordered the Paella and that was paired with the Truvée Red Blend. The Red Blend featured notes of blueberry, blackberry, caramel, cocoa and red cherry, creating a smooth and decadent flavor. This was my first time trying Paella, but it was something I had always been interested in trying. I loved it and it was an excellent pairing for this wine.
And of course, this lunch would not be complete without dessert! It was a very tough decision, but I picked the Almond Basque Cake, a sponge cake with blackberry compote, almond croquant and chantilly. The alternative was a Meyer Lemon Tart, strawberries on a toasted oat streusel with a strawberry sorbet, which looked equally delicious!
Between the two wines, it was hard to choose a favorite. I was glad I had the opportunity to sample the two wines and was surprised with how affordable at 15.99 a bottle considering their luxurious taste. When I initially arrived to the restaurant, I was greeted with a Sangria made with the Truvée Chardonnay and I am happy to share the recipe of it that will be perfect for your summer get-togethers!
Truvée San Francisco Sangria (Serves 12)
1 750 ml bottle of Truvée Chardonnay
6 oz. bottle Ketel One Citroen
6 oz. elderflower liqueur
6 oz. Stellina di Notte Prosecco