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2019 Arroyo Seco Sauvignon Blanc Keeps Summer Alive

Pacific Catch’s ‘Endless Summer’ menu includes mouth-watering ceviche tacos

Lemon, lime and quince flavors balance the Arroyo Seco Sauvignon Blanc’s aromatic festival of passion fruit, peach and key lime. PHOTO: Courtesy of Morgan Winery

My tennis group had a potluck gathering recently, which included some excellent food and, of course, wine! My contribution of a bottle of Morgan Winery’s 2019 Sauvignon Blanc was an ace. The contents disappeared in no time. 

Morgan Winery is known for excellent wine at reasonable prices. That’s why you can find them in restaurants, wine bars and markets all over.

Its new 2019 Arroyo Seco Sauvignon Blanc ($20) is a lovely white that comes with an easy-off screw cap. Bright fruit flavors of lemons, limes and quince, along with enticing aromas of passion fruit, key lime and white peach, make it a delightful go-to summer wine that pairs well with lighter fare.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded 90 points to Morgan’s very drinkable Sauvignon Blanc. 

Morgan Winery, 204 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel, 831-626-3700. morganwinery.com.

Endless Summer Menu at Pacific Catch

Pacific Catch is casual and has several restaurants throughout the Bay Area. A wide selection of wave-to-table seafood, along with some tasty meat dishes, make it a popular dining experience. Pacific Catch’s new “Endless Summer” menu offers terrific deals, such as Ceviche Tacos – $13 for three, which simply burst with Baja shrimp, sea bass and spicy yellowtail. The Rainbow Sushi Bowl for $25 is enough for two to share. Start with a watermelon margarita and end with the passion fruit pot de créme—both delicious! Pacific Catch in Campbell’s Pruneyard Shopping Center has lots of free parking. Visit pacificcatch.com for more info.

Wine with a View at Chaminade

I met with a friend recently for a glass of wine at Chaminade’s The View. It’s a splendid experience to sit on their outdoor terrace at sunset, or any time, for that matter, taking in the panoramic view of Monterey Bay. We both had local Alfaro Family Vineyard wine and shared a cheese plate—a perfect pairing with Alfaro’s Chardonnay. Weekly events are held, such as Monday Locals Night, Tapas Tuesday and Thursday Date Night.

Chaminade, One Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz, 831-465-3449. chaminade.com.

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