LXV Wine & Spice Pairings

Named Top 25 Wine Experiences in California


2015 Summer Satine (Viognier)

Garam Masala ~ Brown Spices - Neeta’s home recipe recipe


2015 Heart Note (Sangiovese Rose)

Herbs De Provence ~ Lavender, Marjoram, Savory, Himalayan Sea salt


2013 Lover's Spell

Umami ~ Black Truffle Salt, Nutmeg, Ginger, All Spice, Savory


2013 Rising Tempo (Grenache - Syrah - Tempranillo)

Cleopatra's Aphrodisiac ~ Rose hips, Rose petals, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Jasmine, Fennel, Cocoa



2014 Heart Note

Tamarind, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Merlot Salt


2013 Reserve Sangiovese

Cherrywood Smoked Sea Salt


2013 Crimson Jewel

Basil, Oregano, Parsley with Tomato, Onion & Garlic


2013 Dark Romance (Chenin Blanc)

Fennel, Tarragon, Thyme, Onion & Garlic


2012 Rising Tempo (Grenache-Syrah-Tempranillo)

Garam Masala (toasted brown spices - Neeta's home recipe)


2012 Secret Craving (Cab Franc-Syrah-Merlot)

Vanilla, Nutmeg & Ginger


2010 Crimson Jewel (Sangiovese-Petite Sirah)

Lavender | Pumpkin Spice

Wine is living, with infinite aromas and flavors, few of which dominate the wine, based on the terroir, the varietal, the winemaking and your personal experience.


When paired with the right bite, that mirrors, complements, or, sometime, contrasts the flavors, the experience of the tasting heightens as the wine unravels the deeper, softer layers.


We pair our wines with sheep's milk cheese (for low-acidity), dusted with spice blends. The cheese combines with the tannins in the wine and softens them (the same reason why you add milk to tea). And the spices heighten the underlying flavor profiles of the wines (as they do in food).




A kit of 4 LXV Spice Blends with pairing suggestions with LXV and other wines and recipe suggestions. All you will need to buy is any sheep's milk from a local grocery store. Trader Joes carries a Basque cheese which is creamy and wonderful. We use Ewenique Chese in our tasting room.