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.
2011 Pelerin Pinot Noir, Excelsis, Santa Lucia Highlands
Pairing Notes: Pelerin, meaning “pilgrim” in French, symbolizes Chris and Cathy’s ongoing quest to follow their passion – producing uniquely delicious wines. The Excelsis, or reserve, is made of 50% Rosella’s Vineyard and 50% Sierra Mar Vineyard. Rosella’s fruit offers up bright red cherries with a nice zing of acidity while the Sierra Mar brings the darker side of Pinot Noir. Subtle undertones of forest floor play well with the Porcini Dumpling and Wild Mushrooms.
2017 La Sirena Rosato, Amador County
Pairing Notes: Heidi found the winery name while looking through the playing cards of the Mexican card game called Loteria. As a big scuba diver and ocean lover, the name stuck out to her as a symbol of something magical, the mermaid. The wine features magical notes of cranberry, strawberry, and the perfect hint of honeysuckle, 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.
MV Menéres Fine Ruby Port, Douro, Portugal
Pairing Notes: Menéres is currently into the 14th generation of the van Zeller family, making it the longest unbroken “dynasty” in the Portuguese wine trade. This is a blend of younger ports, made from the Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca and Tinto Cao varietals. They are aged in large oak vats, or tonels, and are rich with plum and raspberry flavors. Notes of dark fruit give way to the Chocolate Tarte and Salted Caramel.