RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
Food Pairings for A. Rafanelli Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley Terrace Select
We first met the 1998 Rafanelli Cabernet Sauvignon at Chez Panisse in Berkeley. It was in the days when it wasn't available in wine shops, you had to be a food establishment to buy their wine without going directly to their door. It was also in the days before easy Internet access and we had to do some major phone and word-of-mouth research to find the winery, arriving at their door about a half hour after they had closed and locked up for the weekend. Recently, we were pleased to find they are selling through select wine merchants, and though we were not able to find the 1998 locally, we have had the 2003 and 2004 which were almost as amazing. We love their Cab for its full, complex, deep, fruity flavor and creamy finish.
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