May 2018 HOUSE WINE PAIRINGS
$85 PER GUEST
MV Delamotte Champagne, Brut, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cóte des Blancs, France
Pairing Notes: We are thrilled to begin the evening with bubbles from one of our favorite houses. This wine is predominantly grand cru 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, pear, and ginger.
2016 Valduero Albillo, ‘Yunquera’, Ribera del Duero, Spain
Pairing Notes: Spring is here, and to complement that beautiful Alaskan Halibut on our first course, we pour this unique, indigenous varietal. The wine is made by Yolanda Garcia Viadero, who is known for her desire to produce world-class wines. The nose is filled with notes of tropical fruits and melon. The palate is just a touch round with a hint of salinity, making it perfect for this course.
2015 Petree Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Pairing Notes: Made by Rob Petree to be a full bodied wine with moderate tannins, this is quite good enough to shine on its own, but even better when paired with the brandade tortellini. This stunning glass features notes of black chery, pomegranate, and sandalwood that work incredibly well with the saffron pasta and black garlic.
2016 Poggio Al Tesoro Vermentino, ‘Solosole’, Tuscany, Italy
Pairing Notes: The name Solosole, meaning ‘just sunshine’, derives from the fact that the wine is essentialy a direct result of the work undertaken in the vineyards and the ripening sun. For your ash-roasted white asparagus, we present this delicious wine. Ripe apricot, peach, and a nice dose of acidity make this glass shine next to the potato butter and the Béarnaise.
2014 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Pairing Notes: While loaded with ripe black cherry and plum, this wine also features notes of tobacco and leather, making it beautiful with the beef, the morel mushrooms, and the fava beans. David Ramey is well renowned for his hand in helping establish many wineries but his wines have a strong tendency to speak for themselves.
2016 La Morandina Moscato D’Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Pairing Notes: In an attempt to appreciate the environment, brothers Giulio and Paolo have managed the estate so that 80% of the energy used to make their wines comes from a renewable source. The result of their hard work is this lightly sparkling wine that has a bouquet of orange blossom and aromatic herbs. The sweetness and acidity are perfect with the strawberry shortcake dessert.