November 2016 RESERVE WINE PAIRINGS
$135 PER GUEST
MV Louis Roederer Champagne, Brut Premier, Montagne de Reims, France
Pairing Notes: This grower Champagne from their Premier Cru classified vineyards is comprised of about forty percent Pinot Noir, forty percent Chardonnay, and twenty percent Pinot Meunier. Striking a perfect balance between youthfulness and maturity, seduction and character, freshness and vinosity, Brut Premier is a champagne that is harmonious and structured, elegant and lively, with a unique exuberancy.
2014 Tablas Creek Vineyard Esprit de Tablas Blanc Adelaida District, Paso Robles, CA
Pairing Notes: This gorgeous Rhone blend is going to send you into a tailspin of flavors for this first dish. Enjoy a stunning bouquet of ripe golden apple, thistle, and orchids with green honeydew melon on the back end. The wine offers a creamy mouthfeel to balance some of those flavors of mustard and bright pops of apple.
Second Course Wine
MV El Maestro Sherry Amontillado 12-Years Old, Spain
Pairing Notes: A food and wine pairing that will have you saying, “Where has this been all my life?” A light nutty nose of crushed almonds, walnuts and pecans blending in with a touch of oxidative character. The palate is just bursting at the seams with salty toffee, and the same nutty aromas pair with the custard of mushrooms and integrate the jus. Magic awaits.
Third Course Wine
MV Besserat De Bellefon Brut Rose Champagne, Épernay, France
Pairing Notes: Salty notes from cotija and complex flavors of an authentic ‘Al Pastor’ will make you want to have Champagne! The bubble beads are small and delicate and each time one of them burst a flavor pops up; Fresh ripe Strawberries! Ripe yellow peach! Preserved citrus fruits. A match that will most definitely have your full attention.
Fourth Course Wine
2014 Seghesio Family Vineyards Rock Garden Zin, Alexander Valley, CA
Pairing Notes: A jamming jammed wine to pair with your juicy beef tenderloin. Pie notes of wild bramble, blackberries, and muddled blueberries integrated with subltle notes of toasty vanilla. The wine offers soft plush tannins which will be delightful with your beef tonight.
Eden Specialty Ciders: Brandy Barrel Heirloom Blend Ice Cider
Pairing Notes: A lot of love and a whole lot of apples went into making this beautiful cider. It’s an amazing showcase of beautiful notes of caramel, warm apple sauce, and vanilla cookies. The wine has plenty of structure and the sweetness gets cut with mouthwatering acidity. Cheers to a refreshing dessert wine that won’t make your teeth hurt!