Turquoise Wine Cellar & Tasting Room (TurquoiseWineBar.com) recently opened at 81st Ave & Union Hills by Jen Sinconis and Laura Hernandez. Sinconis, who moved to the area from Seattle in 2020, and Hernandez, an Arizona native, hope to share their passion for wine with their neighbors in North Glendale and North Peoria. They want to make wines approachable and affordable. Stop by to sample wine flights, buy a glass of wine or find a bottle of wine for every meal.
Here are five wines Turquoise Wine Bar suggests you try when looking for the right wine to go with any meal.
CHAMPAGNE TRIBAUT SCHLOESSER BRUT ORIGINE
Origin: Champagne, France
Turquoise Price: $53 (also by the glass)
Grapes: Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Description: An incredible champagne at a fabulous price. Aromas of pear and plum. On the palate, you'll taste toast and fruit. A beautiful light gold.
Pairing: A perfect aperitif wine, this is an ideal way to start an evening.
VALLEY OF THE MOON 2020 WHITE BLEND
Origin: Sonoma, CA
Turquoise Price: $26 (also by the glass)
Grapes: Pinot Gris and Viognier
Description: Notes of pear, peach, mango and pineapple with a bright lemon meringue finish. Sonoma is known for great white wines, but this white blend is one of the best.
Pairing: Excellent with most food and ideal on a warm day.
DOMAINE DE TRIENNES, 2021 ROSÉ
Origin: Provence, France
Turquoise Price: $23
Grapes: Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Merlot
Description: Tangy and fresh with a bouquet of strawberries and white flowers with hints of vanilla. This exquisite wine is a great example of rosé from Provence.
Pairing: Ideal for casual sipping and with shellfish, chicken and soft cheese.
DOMAINE PAUL AUTARD, 2019 Côtes du Rhône
Origin: Rhône Region, France
Turquoise Price: $20 (also by the glass)
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre
Description: A beautiful deep ruby red, it has fresh red and black fruit flavors with hints of spices. The aromas are of red berries and licorice.
Pairing: Ideal with a charcuterie board and soft cheeses, but also pairs well with burgers and pizza.
SALVESTRIN WINERY 2020 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Origin: Napa Valley, CA
Turquoise Price: $69 (limited time by the glass)
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, Malbec and Merlot
Description: Cassis, raspberry, cherry cola, chai tea and white pepper with robust but refined tannins. This Napa cab will change your life—or at least make you really satisfied with life until the bottle is gone.
Pairing: A daily drinker that pairs well with lamb and pork.