HOUSE WINE PAIRINGS
Late Summer 2019
$95 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. This wine is predominately 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.
2018 Pax Trousseau Gris, Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard, Russian River Valley, California
Pairing Notes: Formerly sourcing for the ubiquitous Dean & Deluca, Pax and Pam Mahle established their own roots in the wine country in Sonoma and Mendocino. This Trousseau Gris is all crushed by hand and foot and fermented in concrete. Mouthwatering acidity and the kiss of a Mirabelle plum dance with the velvety texture of the ahi tuna.
2015 Clos de la Barthassade,“Les Gravettes”, Terraces du Larzac, Languedoc, France
Pairing Notes: After working in wineries all over the world, Guillaume and Helen Baron landed in the stoic Languedoc region of Southern France. Purity of fruit and minimal intervention Les Gravettes is a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah with a silky mouth-feel. The bright red berry notes and soft tannins welcome the bounty of Southern France packed in tonight’s ravioli.
2016 Buttonwood, Cabernet Franc, Santa Ynez, California
Pairing Notes: Founded by the legendary Betty Williams, Buttonwood is a vineyard, winery, and organic farm in the Santa Ynez Valley in Southern California. This Cabernet Franc is brimming with aromas of fresh violets and cassis. The palate is dark purple plums with svelte tannins peppering the juicy quail and the earthy rainbow chard.
2015 Mullineux Syrah, Swartland, South Africa
Pairing Notes: The Mullineux family winery in the Western Cape of South Africa is located in Swartland, a region that’s proven difficult to establish vines. This very elegant perfumed Syrah shows restraint but rewards with a long finish of deep black fruit. Fresh acidity and a silky-smooth kiss of tannins take the beef and morels to a new height.
2015 La Fleur d’Or, Sauternes, France
Pairing Notes: Bill Blatch is a négociant that purchases high quality grapes from lesser, well-known classified parcels throughout the Sauternes region of Bordeaux. Bill consistently produces rich elegant yellow colored wines that smell like apricot orchards and orange blossoms. The flavors are full and vivacious on the palate with apricots and fresh honey, which is balanced by the wine’s zingy acidity.