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Early Spring 2019


arrival wine

MV Laurent Perrier Champagne, Brut, La Cuvée, Tours Sur Marne, France

Pairing Notes: We are thrilled to begin the evening with bubbles from one of our favorite houses. This wine is predominantly Chardonnay. Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier are added to finish the personality of the wine. The finish is elegant and perfectly balanced with notes of white flesh fruit, peach, and lemon zest.

first course 

2016 Albert Boxler Chasselas, Alsace, France

Pairing Notes: The Chasselas grape – a specialty of Switzerland, where it represents the most commonly planted white variety and is responsible for some truly spectacular wines – also has a small Alsatian stronghold, with roughly one hundred hectares to its name. This is reminiscent of a bubbling mountain spring, zipping across the palate with a refreshing tingle of spritz. It also happens to be an amazing complement to the Cold Smoked Scallop.

second course 

2016 Abadia Retuerta Blanco de Guarda, Le Domaine, Sardon de Duero, Spain

Pairing Notes: This winery was founded in 1996 with the construction of a patented state-of-the-art winery. The building and gravity-led winemaking techniques were designed by Pascal Delbeck, an oenologist and consultant who also works in the vineyards of prestigious Saint-Émilion estate Château Ausone. 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Verdejo comprise this wine that has notes of ripe apricots, lemon zest, and vanilla. It is stunning with the Altantic Turbot and Artichoke.

third course 

MV Emilio Hidalgo Oloroso Sherry, Villapanés, Jerez, Spain

Pairing Notes: Villapanés is the name of the historic family estate that is situated in the heart of Jerez. This sherry is made entirely from Palomino grapes grown in pure white albariza soil. The elegance of this wine is due to its oxidative aging period, which lasts an average of 15 to 20 years. It is considered by many to be the Oloroso par excellence. Dry with notes of almond, fig, and caramel, this is sure to be a unique and fun pairing with the Spring Pea Agnolotti.

fourth course 

2012 La Sirena Rhone Blend, Le Barrettage, Napa Valley

Pairing Notes: The name, Le Barrettage, came to Heidi Barrett a couple winters ago while driving up to Tahoe to go skiing. It’s a fusion of her last name with the classic Rhone wine region L’Hermitage. Primarily Syrah, with a pinch of Grenache and Petite Sirah, it is a stunning wine completely on its own. Flavors of black plum meet smoked meat and a hint of bacon making it beautiful alongside the Montana Beef.

dessert course

2011 Anselmi Passito Bianco, I Capitelli, Veneto, Italy

Pairing Notes: Roberto Anselmi is on a mission to create wines of quality and complexity out of the Soave region. He is determined to make wines of world-class recognition. As such, we are thrilled to share this 100% Garganega for your Grapefruit Mousse. It is the perfect finish to the evening with notes of sweet apricot, ripe peach, and honey.

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