October 2017 HOUSE WINE PAIRINGS
$85 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 three 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.
2015 Royal Tokaji Furmint, The Oddity, Tokaj, Hungary
Pairing Notes: For the House Smoked Salmon Lox, we present this delicious wine with lovely acidity that just dances with the Jus-Braised Cabbage and Crispy Prosciutto. The palate features flavors of melon and white peach. Tokaji is famed for its sweet wines; however, this is a perfect example of the depth of character that the dry wines can deliver.
2016 Gros Ventre Pinot Noir/Gamay, High Country Red, El Dorado County
Pairing Notes: This wine oozes of bright red, ripe cherries that complement the Chestnut Ravioli and Caramelized Onion Jus. The undertones of earth in the wine are perfection with the Roasted Porcini. The wine is inspired by the Burgundian tradition of Passetoutgrains, where Gamay and Pinot Noir were mixed together to make a highly drinkable, delicious wine.
2014 Yacoubian-Hobbs Areni, Rind, Vayots Dzor, Armenia
Pairing Notes: Areni is an indigenous Armenian varietal defined by volcanic, mineral-rich soils. This subtle expression of Areni displays soft tannins and youthful acidity that make it perfect for your Venison Carpaccio. This is a beautiful wine that takes us off the beaten path and over-delivers in terms of flavor and quality.
2011 Clos La Bohéme Red Blend, Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
Pairing Notes: This is not your Grandmother’s wine. We present this stunning blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The mature tannins and flavors of black currant pay homage to the Beef Cheek, Pommes Boulangere, and Sauce Supreme. The damp earth and wet leaves on the nose are perfection alongside the Wild and Tame Mushrooms.
MV St. Amant Tawny Port, Lot #9, Amador County
Pairing Notes: This Port is a blend of three different vintages: 2001, 2006, 2007. Dubbed, Lot #9, the wine was left in cask, virtually untouched, to slowly mature and concentrate flavors. The end result does not disappoint and boasts a deep, amber hue with stunning aromas that can fill a room, and a long nutty finish that lingers perfectly alongside the Pumpkin and Butterscotch Trifle.