April 2017 RESERVE WINE PAIRINGS
$135 PER GUEST
MV Duval-Leroy Champagne, Brut Reserve, Vertus, Cote des Blancs, France
Pairing Notes: Since 1859, the Duval-Leroy family has been perfecting the art that is their multi-vintage Brut Reserve. This stunning start to the evening is a blend of Pinot Noir, Meunier, and Chardonnay. The glass features notes of dark chocolate, cinnamon, and roasted yellow figs.
2014 Allimant-Laugner Muscat, Alsace, France
Pairing Notes: This wine is a great way to kick off a spring evening with the aromas of spring in your glass. This dry Muscat has all the floral notes you would find in a spring garden, with fresh cut flowers leaping to meet the roasted asparagus. Light and delicate enough to pair wonderfully with the caviar cream, with a nice texture that complements the “handkerchief” pasta. Enjoy.
2014 Paul Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage Blanc, Domaine Mule Blanche, Rhone Valley, France
Pairing Notes: With many aromatics coming from the French curry spice vaudovan, we have the perfect blend of Marsanne and Roussanne to lovingly accompany the next course. The fruit on the wine carries itself well and when enjoyed with the crudo and the sweetness of the Nante carrots, it is indeed a superb pairing.
2002 J.B. Becker Riesling, Spatlese Trocken, Rheingau, Germany
Pairing Notes: A bone dry expression of what a weighted dry Riesling can turn out to be. A very pretty pear nose leads into a ripe pineapple core with coconut shavings lingering in the background. Bergamot tea flavors will also pull the sweetness of the Chamomile from the succulent scallops. The brightness of fresh citrus juices finishes off the flavor profile.
2011 Cave De Tain Syrah, Hermitage Rouge, Rhone, France
Pairing Notes: A lovely tenderloin should be accompanied by a Syrah of Hermitage. This one is a bold wine with lots of savory notes of black olive, cured meat, and bacon fat. Tart fruit with a high concentration of minerality makes it a perfect match with your steak.
2015 Bellus Sparlking Rosé, Le Vie en Bulles, California
Pairing Notes: Last we have a night cap that will leave you with the flavors of spring in a bubbly glass of rose! This sparkling wine from California is the first of its kind, resembling one of France’s most loved Bugey-Cerdon’s styles of wine. Soft fragrances of honeyed rose water and ripe strawberries in the glass marry nicely with our dessert of Strawberry Shortcake.