RESERVE WINE PAIRINGS
Late Summer 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. 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 Alois Lageder, Pinot Grigio, “Porer” Südtirol, Alto Adige, Italy
Pairing Notes: Since 1823, this family owned estate has been producing a diverse range of wine styles and varieties in Italy’s northernmost wine region. Their recent commitment to biodynamic practices has further solidified their prominence as the leading quality producer on the region. Tonight’s Crudo of Ahi Tuna pairs exceptionally with our first course wine’s balanced notes of peach, caraway, and terrior.
2016 Evening Land, Pinot Noir,“Seven Springs,” Eola-Amity, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Pairing Notes: Rajat Parr has been a been a busy man this past decade and a half by writing a James Beard Cookbook award winner “Secrets of the Sommeliers,” and creating three wineries. Evening Land happens to be his Oregon property focusing exclusively on quality, organic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Notes of savory herbs and red fruits compliment this act’s spices, while a surprisingly, youthful structure couples well alongside the eggplant ravioli.
2016 Paitin, Nebbiolo,“Serrabella,” Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
Pairing Notes: The Paitin winery and its vineyards have been in the Alia family since 1796. This Barbaresco wraps itself around the sumptuous quail, with aromas of red berries and lavender. This wine envelopes the flavors of the bitter chard and game while deep flavors of plum and a light backbone of spicy depth conclude the finish.
2013 Tenuta Fanti, Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Pairing Notes: The Fanti family has operated and owned their olive and wine growing property since the 9thcentury, a rarity, considering our current era. With a dedication to organic practices, Filippo Fanti and his daughter, Elisa Fanti, have maintained traditional methods, coupled with contemporary practices. The result is a wine with an uncanny sense of place. As such, tonight’s Brunello di Montalcino provides exuberant charm and restrained fortitude; two characteristics pivotal to pairing with our roasted beef “Zabuton.”
MV Jonata, Blend, “La Miel De Jonata,” Ballard Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County
Pairing Notes: With the introduction of Michael Pollen’s “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” the first intentional crack at Polyface farming in America was at Jonata’s property. More than simply organic, the property integrates a range of practices to produce a community, not just wine. Our last act’s blend is a hybrid take of famed Sauternes and Vin Santo wines. Akin to the estate, the wine utilizes numerous practices to become honied, viscous, and even oxidized to pair with orchard fruits and candied fox nuts. Also, did we mentioned Jonata is the sister estate to Screaming Eagle?