February 2017 HOUSE WINE PAIRINGS
$85 PER GUEST
MV Dhondt-Grellet Champagne, Brut, Flavigny, Cóte des Blancs, France
Pairing Notes: We begin with this beautiful expression of bubbles from a Grower-Producer. Made in a traditional brut style, the winemaker, Adrien, intends to show you a representation of the three villages he works with – Sezanne, Avenay Val d’Or, and Cuis. The blend is 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, and 20% Pinot Meunier.
2014 Lafken Riesling, Lo Ovalle, Casablanca, Chile
Pairing Notes: This delicious Riesling features aromas of petrol, accompanied by mineral tones. The wine shows bright acidity and is extremely well-balanced on the palate. The taste is crisp and refreshing with flavors of peach and ripe stone fruit. The minerality begs to be enjoyed with the Hazelnut Butter-Roasted Sea Scallop.
2014 Schug Chardonnay, Carneros
Pairing Notes: Along with our Broiled California Steelhead, we present this beautifully balanced Chardonnay. The wine is both rich and powerful, while refreshing and elegant on the finish. It has a ripe, spicy tropical bouquet with flavors that suggest citrus, pear and spiced apples…the perfect complement to the second course tonight.
2014 Cruess Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Pairing Notes: The Smoked Sonoma County Pekin Duck Breast calls for a Pinot Noir that has a lot of personality. We found this wine to be dark and earthy, yet delicate and fresh. The nose features a bouquet of black tea, baking spices, and juicy cherry. The wine is balanced with a great texture on the palate.
2013 Ehlers Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena, Napa Valley
Pairing Notes: This beautiful Cabernet features aromas of caramel, chocolate, and blackberries. The palate is stunning with a focused acidity and velvety tannins. It is bold, dry, and has great balance. Our favorite thing about this wine, it washes down every bite of the Beouf a la Wellington with absolute excellence.
MV Meyer Zinfandel Port, California
Pairing Notes: You simply have to enjoy the full experience of the Dark Chocolate Cremeux, by washing down every bite with this phenomenal glass of Port. It comes from a 1987 modified solera system. Averaging eleven years old, the Port displays aromas of baked fruit and cooking spice, along with warm, lush flavors of sweet cassis and brandied cherries.