June 2017 RESERVE WINE PAIRINGS
$135 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 3 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.
2014 Stefan Vetter Sylvaner, Franken, Germany
Pairing Notes: Tonight we’re starting off with one of Germany’s rockstars of white wines, Sylvaner! This white wine showcases soft key lime flesh with notes of green apple. The wine’s low aromatics and juicy precision will drive this pairing with cured halibut home.
MV El Maestro Sierra Sherry, Amoroso, Jerez, Spain
Pairing Notes: This treat comes from a house founded in 1830 by Jose Antonio Sierra. The sherry starts semi-sweet and gives way to notes of light crushed almonds, walnuts and pecans making it incredible with Acorn Ravioli. The palate is so fresh and lively with nice juicy notes of salty sea breeze to pair with the artichokes, lemon confit and integrate the richness of the Chanterelles.
2014 Zind-Humbrecht White Blend, Zind, Alsace, France
Pairing Notes: A showstopper of a white wine that is delicious and quaffable. The wine, paired with the texture of crispy fried soft-shell crab and the spice notes coming from the maque choux, is delightful. Full of bruised apples and white nectarines, this is a wine you will surely enjoy.
2008 Michel & Stephane Ogier Syrah, Côte-Rôtie, France
Pairing Notes: This is a powerful, smoky Syrah with a dense core of ripe black cherry and blackberries. The wine has a great savory spectrum of tobacco to cured meat. The beef course is perfect for Syrah with the charred pole beans matching the smokiness and the bacon lardons adding tobacco to the mix.
2010 Baumard Late Harvest Chenin Blanc, Quarts de Chaume, Côteaux du Layon, Loire Valley, France
Pairing Notes: Truly this wine was meant to be enjoyed with our dessert tonight. Dried pineapple and pear nectar, along with spiced orange pith just coat your palate. An array of candied mango and pit fruit peels dance along your taste buds making this an incredible sweet treat to end the night. ¡Salud!