RESERVE WINE PAIRINGS
Early Fall 2019
$135 PER GUEST
MV Delamotte Champagne, Brut, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cote des Blancs, France
Pairing Notes: We are thrilled to begin the evening with bubbles from one of our favorite houses. Our arrival Champagne is predominantly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, while Pinot Meunier is added to complete the wine’s charm. The finish is elegant and perfectly balanced with notes of stone fruit, lemon zest and minerality from Champagne’s prestigious soil.
2017 Tablas Creek, Cotes De Tablas, Adelaida District, Paso Robles, California
Pairing Notes: Tablas Creek is an estate that represents the joining of two great families. The Perrin family, known for the famous Chateau Beaucastel in Châteauneuf Du Pape. As well as the Haas family, known for its importing company Vineyard Brands. This blend of varietals features Viognier for its aromatics, Grenache Blanc for its lasting acidity, and lastly Marsanne and Roussanne for structure and that stony minerality. A stunning luxurious pairing for the monkfish.
2016 Alesia Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Pairing Notes: Kevin Harvey launched Alesia from the Rhys label, which is known for showcasing some of the most beautiful terroir in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Expertly blending fruit from all six of his mountain vineyards in Santa Cruz, this wine is brimming with bright cherries and orange zest, but still holds a wonderful minerality that welcomes the richness of the truffle-porcini sauce.
2017 Turley, Zinfandel, “Buck” Cobb Vineyard, Amador County, California
Pairing Notes: Larry Turley uses his life-preservation skills he’s learned as an emergency room physician to revive and breathe life into his passion, old-vine vineyards. This bold and hearty Zinfandel is grown at an elevation of 1500 feet. Staving off the snow in the Winter, and ripening in the sun-drenched Summer, this wine has character, wrapping around the quail like a velvety robe.
2014 Paitin, Barbaresco, “Sori’ Paitin”, Serraboella, Neive, Italy
Pairing Notes: The Paitin winery and its vineyards have been in the Elia family since 1796 and are currently run by Secondo Pasquero and his two sons Giovanni and Silvano. This wine is from the same the location as their very first Barbaresco in 1893 and named “Sori,” after the highest and sunniest part of the hill. Dark and alluring with dried herbs and many balanced layers of structure, make this wine a knockout with tonight’s “pave” of braised Montana beef.
2013 Maculan, Torcolato, Veneto, Italy
Pairing Notes: For three generations the Maculan family have been making outstanding wines in the Breganze hills in Veneto, Italy. The Torcolato for tonight’s pairing is made from 100% Vespaiola grapes. Smelling like a garden of freshly-budded white flowers and tasting like slightly warmed honey, this wine is a sumptuous pairing with the pear hand pie and fromage blanc.