California Reds with Dark Chocolate
Think bold California Cabernet Sauvignons or Merlots. The robust tannins of these red wines embrace the deep cocoa flavors of dark chocolate, creating a harmonious balance that elevates both — bringing out hidden depths and richness in each other.
California Chardonnay with White Chocolate
White chocolate is made from cocoa fat, which gives it its creamy, buttery texture. Enter Chardonnay, the creamy white wine. The full-bodied texture and fruitiness complement the sweetness of the chocolate.
California Rosé with Fruit-Infused Chocolates
With its bright and fruity vibes, rosé is your best partner for fruit-filled chocolates. These wines, often boasting notes of red berries and citrus, bring out the refreshing qualities in fruit-filled chocolates.
California Sparkling Wine with Just About any Chocolate
California sparkling wine is known for its pairing versatility, and this holds true with chocolate. The crispness and effervescence of brut or extra brut styles cut through the richness of the chocolate, offering a delightful contrast. Meanwhile, a demi-sec or doux style, with their sweeter profiles, embrace the sweetness of the chocolate. No matter your chocolate preference, there’s a sparkling wine to sip with it.
Port or Dessert Wine with Nutty or Caramel Chocolates
California Ports and dessert wines are the life of the party. The rich, intense flavors of the wine complement the nuttiness or caramel sweetness in the chocolates, creating a decadent finale to your flavor journey.