March 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 Tataki of Hawaiian Tombo Tuna.
2015 Tate Chardonnay, Spring Street, Yountville, Napa Valley
Pairing Notes: This wine features peach and apricot on the nose, accompanied by tropical notes of honeydew and mango, with just a touch of minerality. The palate is rich and viscous and really shows the tropical fruit and floral elements.
2013 Bruliam Pinot Noir, Soberanes Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands
Pairing Notes: The third course pairing displays plum, exotic spices, and a hint of toasty sandalwood as the wine opens. All surrender to the mountain huckleberries, miner’s lettuce, and wild flowers. On the palate, the wine has a soft, rich finish that highlights the Guinea Hen and Strudel.
2014 Campesino Syrah, Las Madres Vineyard, Los Carneros
Pairing Notes: This sexy Syrah features aromas of black raspberries, black pepper, and roasted herbs. The palate is filled with delicious ripe berries and that black pepper translates into a perfect pairing with the Beef Tenderloin. Moderate tannins lend itself to delicious steak, bite after bite.
2014 Margerum Late Harvest Viognier, Santa Barbara County
Pairing Notes: We bring this evening to a stunning pinnacle with this late harvest treat. It shows aromas of nectar and honey blossom that go well with the Citrus and Almond Baba. The wine tastes like a vanilla peach nectar smoothie, all of which glorify the white chocolate, pistachio bark, lemon balm, and orange blossom.