HOUSE WINE PAIRINGS
Late Winter 2019
$95 PER GUEST
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.
2016 Luli Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
Pairing Notes: Luli is a partnership between Master Sommelier, Sara Floyd, and the Pisoni Family. The agreement is to showcase the beauty of the region with wines of consistent quality. The glass offers note of black cherry and ripe strawberry. It truly showcases the rugged slopes of the region with rich flavors of plum and baking spice, complementing the Porcini Dumpling and Parmesan Broth.
2017 Flowers Rosé, Sonoma Coast
Pairing Notes: Nearly 30 years ago, Joan and Walt Flowers pioneered the growing of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on the rugged coastal ridges of the extreme Sonoma Coast. This Pinot Noir based Rosé is nothing short of amazing. The wine features notes of fresh orange and lemon zest, and the perfect hint of orange marmalade, making it perfect for the Barramundi, Mushrooms and Truffle Sauce.
2016 Lunaria Orsogna Pecorino, Civitas, Terre di Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
Pairing Notes: This winery takes incredible pride in their certified organic and biodynamic status. Minimal use of sulfur dioxide, environmentally sustainable, and still 100% delicious. They even partner with the Civitas, or community. Each bottle is hand tied with string by community members. The wine itself has a stunning bouquet of white peach and white jasmine flowers. The palate is full bodied and rich, making it stunning for the “Pho Spiced” Pork Cheeks and Tamarind Glaze.
2016 Alma de Cattleya Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Pairing Notes: Winemaker, Bibiana, shares with us her homage to her homeland, Colombia. Alma de Cattleya, or Soul of the Orchid, is a tribute to the nation’s flower. This Cabernet Sauvignon spends 18 months in French Oak and is loaded with flavors of blackberry and redcurrants. The finish is velvety and supple making it a great complement to the Montana Beef, Sun-Dried Tomato Jus and Potato Gnocchi.
Smith Woodhouse 20 Year, Tawny Port, Portugal
Pairing Notes: In 1784, Christopher Smith, Lord Mayor of London, created a small company to ship Port from the Douro valley. Shortly after, he was joined by the Woodhouse brothers. The amalgamation of the Smith and Woodhouse families over 200 years ago gave this company its name. This 20 Year aged Tawny Port matured in large oak vats, and are rich with orange and honey flavors. Notes of hazelnut and toffee give way to the Chocolate Tarte and Salted Caramel.