Classic Artisan Wines

Classic Artisan Wines is a fine wine broker for the wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Napa Valley, Central Coast, Paso Robles and Russian River.

Japanese Food and Wine Pairings

Sushi Best Match Second Choice Recommended Wine
Maguro (Big Eye Tuna) Soft, complex reds –
Pinot Noir
Soft, dry whites –
Chardonnay, “unwooded” Chardonnay or Pinot Blanc
Louis Drescher Cava
Pinot Noir-Patassy Vineyard
Russian River
Due Vigne Vio Blanc
La Honda Winery Chardonnay
Hamachi
(Yellowtail)

Shiro Maguro
(Albacore)
Soft, dry whites –Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc Softly dry, light whites –
Semillon-Chardonnay
Louis Drescher Cava
Due Vigne Vio Blanc
La Honda Winery Chardonnay
Sake
(Salmon)
Dry Riesling Soft, earthy/fruity reds –Pinot Noir, red Burgundy, or Beaujolais Louis Drescher Cava
Pinot Noir-Patassy Vineyard
Russian River Buried Cane Riesling
Ikura
(Salmon Roe) or
Tobiko
Dry Rosé, Grenache Dry Riesling Louis Drescher Cava
Russian River
Buried Cane Riesling
Unagi
(Freshwater Eel)

Anago
(Marine Eel)
Dry Riesling Dry Rosé or Vin Gris of Pinot Noir Louis Drescher Cava
Buried Cane Pinot Gris
Russian River Bried Cane Riesling
Uni
(Sea Urchin)
Steely dry, minerally whites
Pinot Gris
Flinty dry, crisp Albarino (Spain) Louis Drescher Cava
Buried Cane Pinot Gris
Nori
(Seaweed)
Hand Rolls
Soft fruity reds –
Pinot Noir
Dry, fruity Sauvignon Blanc Louis Drescher Cava
Pinot Noir-Patassy Vineyard
Russian River
Due Vigne Vio Blanc

Recommended by Classic Artisan Wines Experts, Darlene de la Cerna and Donna Morrison-Leaf.