December 2017 HOUSE WINE PAIRINGS
$85 PER GUEST
MV Delamotte Champagne, Brut, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cóte des Blancs, France
Pairing Notes: We are thrilled to begin the evening with bubbles from one of our favorite houses. This wine is composed of 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, and 20% Pinot Meunier. All three varietals come together to deliver mouth watering wine that is dry, extremely attractive, balanced, and elegant.
2015 Saumaize Michelin Chardonnay, Pouilly Fuisse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France
Pairing Notes: The holiday season is here, and we begin with this beautiful glass that is loaded with notes of creamy vanilla and pineapple that are perfect alongside the Apple-Shiso Coulis and Mixed Caviars. The palate of this Chardonnay is round and rich with ripe grapefruit and lemon rind that complement the Yuzu-Kosho Prawns.
2015 Hanzell Pinot Noir, Sebella, Sonoma Coast
Pairing Notes: For your Cannelloni and Sauce Forrestiere we present this delightful wine that shows raspberries, pomegranate, and Bing cherry. Undertones of orange peel, cloves, and forest floor simply dance with the Perigord Truffles, making this one of our favorite pairings. A little magic in your glass for December!
2014 Smith Madrone Riesling, Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley
Pairing Notes: One of only a handful of producers who are making Riesling out of Spring Mountain District, Smith Madrone made this dry wine that is perfection with the Berkshire Pork Belly. The Dungeness Crab and Tamarind Glaze are met with a zing of crisp citrus fruit, orange blossom, and honeysuckle. A touch of white peach and pear linger on the finish.
2014 Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Pairing Notes: Our “Christmas Supper” dish is complemented by this stunning glass of Cabernet Sauvignon by the renowned Paul Hobbs. The Butter Poached Beef Tenderloin gives way to aromas of cassis, boysenberry, and tobacco leaf. The ripe plums, blackberries, and vanilla are sure to “Jingle Bells” with every bite you take.
2012 Dr. Loosen Riesling, Spatlese, Graacher Himmelreich, Mosel, Germany
Pairing Notes: We bring the evening to its pinnacle with another Riesling, this time it is deliciously sweet. The flavors of ripe pineapple, peach tea, and honey are incredible with the Honey Caramel Pudding. The acidity is refreshing beside the Sweet Crème Fraiche. An enchanted finish to the evening. Happy Holidays!!!