February 2018 RESERVE WINE PAIRINGS
$135 PER GUEST
MV Delamotte Champagne, Brut, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cóte des Blancs, France
Pairing Notes: We are thrilled to begin the evening with bubbles from one of our favorite houses. This wine is predominantly grand cru 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, pear, and ginger.
2015 Gorka Izagirre Bizkaiko Txakolina, ‘G22’, Pais Vasco, Spain
Pairing Notes: This is not your typical white wine from Txakolina. While most white wines from the region tend to display linearity and a touch of effervescence, the G22 offers green apple, salted lemon, and mango and is completely still. The palate is medium bodied, with notes of crushed rocks and lime blossoms, making it perfect alongside the Halibut.
2016 Terrassen Gamay Noir, Finger Lakes, New York
Pairing Notes: With a nose filled with aromas of candied cherries, dates, and forest floor, this Gamay is an amazing choice to pair with the Agnolotti and Truffle Crème. The flavors are sure to deliver with notes of ripe red cherry, peppery spice, and bitter herbs, making this one of our favorite pairings.
2015 Louis Cheze Viognier, Rhone Valley, France
Pairing Notes: Sure to delight, the glass is filled with aromas of pears and apricots. This wine has a good amount of acidity, a mouthful of white tropical fruit, and a soft finish that lingers, making it a great complement for the Coconut Hawaiian Blue Prawns.
2009 Santa Carolina Carmenere, ‘Herencia’, Peumo, Cachapoal Valley, Chile
Pairing Notes: Arguably one of the best Carmeneres to come out of Chile, the Herencia is sure to be a treat with the Roasted Lamb Loin. The wine is bold and toasty on the nose, with tobacco and vanilla nuances. Dried plum, roasted cherry, and dark currants explode on the tongue with rich and chewy tannin, keeping a firm grip with every single bite.
2016 Kenzo Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, ‘Muku’, Napa Valley
Pairing Notes: A spectacular gem to finish off a fantastic evening! This is affectionately named Muku, which represents purity and innocence. The palate is bursting with flavors of candied apricot, guava, and peach. Despite the intensity, the wine remains light on its feet and is fantastic with the Almond Cake.