As you may know, since the very beginning the girl & the fig has boasted an exclusively “Rhône-alone” wine list.
We’ve always loved that featuring unique Rhône wines gives us an opportunity to begin a conversation with our guests, perhaps introduce them to something new, as well as to present talented and innovative producers we believe in.
In honor of “Wine Wednesday,” a little about one of our beloved California Rhône producers –
About the wine maker: Faith Armstrong-Foster
Napa Valley-based Faith Armstrong-Foster is the spirit behind Onward Wines. With a formal wine degree in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California at Davis and a work record at top North Coast wineries, Faith was well-poised to start her own project, Onward Wines, in 2009.
She is focused on the expression of varietal character and terroir, in essence expressing the personality of the whole vineyard in the wine. We love this old vine Carignan, with its core of red fruit enveloped in a blanket of mineral and suave tannin. A lovely effort from a very talented young female winemaker.
At the girl & the fig we’d recommend pairing the Onward 2014 Carignan with duck confit (farro, roasted shallots, apricots, bacon vinaigrette) or the sonoma mountain beef burger (grilled onions, house-made pickles, frites) with cambazola cheese.
At home, enjoy this wine with hoisin duck, grilled elk, and pasta with wild boar.