August 2017 RESERVE WINE PAIRINGS
$135 PER GUEST
MV Copinet Champagne, Brut, Extra Quality, Vallée de la Marne, France
Pairing Notes: This stunning glass is brought to you from one of our favorite Grower Producers. When Marie and Alex were visiting here in the States, there were 3 people running the winery back home. This phenomenal start to the evening is a blend of Pinot Noir, Meunier, and Chardonnay. The glass features notes of baked apple, lemon rind, and soft yeast.
2012 Château la Garde White Blend, Péssac Leognan Blanc, Bordeaux, France
Pairing Notes: Fresh and full of wild character is how this Bordeaux Blanc represents itself. It’s full of passionfruit and soft white grapefruit to complement the liveliness of the ceviche. The creamy lime-avocado pearls will showcase well with the toasty notes of the wine.
2015 Ansitz Waldgries St. Magdalener, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Pairing Notes: This red wine has a great fresh herbaceous quality, fresh picked basil, rosemary and a mild bitter component that pops out in the finish. The char from the tomatoes will highlight the fresh fruit nature in the wine.
2014 Clau de Nell Chenin Blanc, Les Fontenelles, Loire Valley, France
Pairing Notes: With butter basted scallops, a juicy wine is needed to cleanse the palate after the chili cream. The wine explodes with a notes of Meyer lemon and ginger, then features a mouthwatering finish. The pickled corn in the dish will bring out an added dimension to the wine.
2015 Tentenublo Red Blend, Escondite del Ardacho, El Abundillano, Rioja, Spain
Pairing Notes: The most classic of pairings is what you’re about to experience. With components like Serrano Ham, Romesco sauce, and Tortilla Española, a Spanish wine like this Rioja go hand in hand. Red fleshy fruit, sour Asian pear with a clay component on the back palate. A wine and food pairing you don’t want to miss. Only 150 cases produced.
2014 Gorka Izagirre Bizkaiko Txakolina, Arima, Pais Vasco, Spain
Pairing Notes: This wine is only produced in special vintages. Over-ripe peaches and white nectarines hit your tongue. It’s a truly unique taste that complements the fluffy pistachio cake. The buttermilk ice cream, rich in nature, will help express the flavors of the wine. A treat that is not overwhelmingly sweet. Cheers!