Pairing Food with the Wines of the Yarra Valley Slideshow

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Sauvignon Blanc, 2011

Will Budiaman

Price: AUD 20 per 750-milliliter bottle (about $20.80) or AUD 108 for a case of six (about $112.32)

Tasting notes: Pronounced aromas of tropical fruit — pineapple. Fairly acidic yet creamy with notes of green bell pepper on the palate.

Suggested pairings: Latin chicken and fish dishes, salads, and salsa

Click here to see A Latin-Inspired Grilling Menu.

De Bortoli Reserve Release EZ, 2012

Will Budiaman

Price: AUD 18 per 750-milliliter bottle (about $18.72) or AUD 97.20 for a case of six (about $101.09)

Tasting notes: Aromas of tropical fruit — passion fruit. Fruitier flavor than the 2011 sauvignon blanc.

Suggested pairings: Thai cuisine, spicy foods

Click here to see the Gai Yang with Bird's-Eye Chile Dipping Sauce Recipe.

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Syrah, 2010

Will Budiaman

Price: AUD 28 per 750-milliliter bottle (about $29.12) or AUD 151.20 for a case of six (about $157.25)

Tasting notes: Strong notes of white pepper on the nose and palate with a pronounced mineral finish and balanced tannins.

Suggested pairing: Seared pepper- or sesame-crusted tuna

Click here to see the Seared Tuna and Brown Rice Chirashi Recipe.

De Bortoli Reserve Melda, 2008

Will Budiaman

Price: AUD 45 per 750-milliliter bottle (about $46.80) or AUD 243 for a case of six (about $252.72)

Tasting notes: Strong aromas of raisin and other dried fruits. Bold fruit up front balanced by a medium-dry finish.

Suggested pairings: Moroccan tagine or couscous with dried fruit and nuts

Click here to see A Regional Approach to Moroccan Cooking.

De Bortoli Noble One, Sweet Botrytis Semillon, 2008

Will Budiaman

Price: AUD 33 per 375-milliliter bottle (about $34.32) or AUD 178.20 for a case of six (about $185.33)

Tasting notes: A dessert wine with pleasant aromas of orange and pronounced flavors of dried apricot.

Suggested pairings: Blue cheese, lemon tart, vanilla panna cotta

Click here to see the Classic Lemon Tart Recipe.

Oakridge Local Vineyard Series Denton Vineyard Chardonnay, 2011

Will Budiaman

Price: AUD 38 per 750-milliliter bottle (about $39.52)

Tasting notes: Slightly smoky, meaty aroma reminiscent of charcuterie. Bright citrus flavors of lemon and lime, well balanced.

Suggested pairing: Roast chicken or grilled fish

Click here to see How to Roast the Perfect Chicken.