What Wines Should You Pair with Lobster?
Nov 18, 2022
The right wine with a meal can elevate it from great to delectable. With so many wine options out there, however, it can be difficult to know what wine is best with what dish. At Christner’s, ask your server or our in-house Sommelier for recommendations, plus read on for a look at classic pairings.
With lobster, we recommend white wine, such as chardonnay or riesling. With more than 4,500 bottles of wine to choose from, make your reservation today to try one of these wine pairings with our delectable lobster.
Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay
The Red Shoulder Ranch is a chardonnay from Shafer’s Red Shoulder Ranch vineyard in the Carneros district of Napa Valley, California. This chardonnay wine has an elegant aroma and balances the fruity flavors of melon, apricot, and pineapple with honeysuckle and flint for an exotic profile. Chardonnay is a classic pairing with lobster, but this chardonnay in particular has plush and zesty aroma that can enhance any meal.
Another chardonnay option that Christner’s offers is the chardonnay from the deLeuze family’s award-winning ZD Wines. ZD is an iconic family-owned wine brand that partners with vineyards in the Napa Valley, Sonoma Carneros, Santa Barbara, and Monterey in California. ZD’s chardonnay balances hints of vanilla, lemon zest, orange blossom, and guava with the fruity tones of kiwi, pineapple, and mandarin orange.
Rombauer has vineyards across northern California in Napa Valley, Sonoma, Lake County, and in the Sierra Foothills. Their chardonnay is made from grapes grown at Carneros in Napa and contains aromas of peach, mango, and vanilla combined with hints of spice, citrus fruits, and pie crust. These flavors are supported by an additional note of apricot as well as a creamy palate balanced by acidity.
Dr. Loosen Auslese Riesling
While chardonnay is the classic lobster wine pairing, off-dry riesling is also an excellent choice. Dr. Loosen Auslese riesling is a white wine that comes from Dr. Loosen’s vineyards on the slopes of Mosel in Germany. The name Auslese is a German word that means “selected from the harvest.” The grapes for this wine were very ripe and from a limited production. This ensures an exclusive taste for this sweet wine.
State of Mind Riesling
State of Mind riesling is a white wine made from grapes grown at the Zillah Ranch Vineyard in Columbia Valley, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. This wine is also an off-dry riesling and carries notes of sweetness mixed with tartness reminiscent of lemonade while maintaining the complex salty and sweet flavors that make riesling such an elegant wine.
Enjoy Wine and Lobster at Christner’s
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