HOUSE WINE PAIRINGS
Late Fall 2018
$85 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.
2017 Viñátigo Listán Blanco, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Pairing Notes: There is an extensive amount of work that goes into wine production on the Canary Islands. Grown at 460 meters above sea level and pergola-trained vines that average 100 years old, so you can experience this pairing. Notes of fennel and dried fruit are supported by acidity that is perfect for the Hawaiian Walu and Green Curry Beurre Blanc.
2017 E18hteen Vines Chardonnay, Catie’s Corner Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Pairing Notes: Made by a friend, Drew Scolaro, we were more than happy to find a home for this stunning Chardonnay in our program. The soil, known as Goldridge, is a sandy loam that is accompanied by a cool, maritime climate. The wine has a full body, but steers clear of the typical California style of oak and butter. Instead, tropical fruits take the spotlight and the backbone of acidity is perfect for the White Prawns and Creamy Parmesan Grits.
2016 Kelley Fox Pinot Noir, Ahurani, McMinnville, Oregon
Pairing Notes: Kelley Fox produces Burgundian style Pinot Noirs and gained much of her influence by David Lett, pioneer of Oregon wine. Farming practices at Momtazi Vineyard is all biodynamic. That translates into a glass riddled with notes of fresh herbs and forest floor. Those same notes make for a spectacular experience when enjoyed with the Pierogi, Truffle Butter Brussels, and Chanterelle Mushrooms.
2016 Chappellet Red Blend, Mountain Cuvée, Napa & Sonoma County
Pairing Notes: This beautiful wine comes from the house that put Pritchard Hill into legendary status. Founded in 1966, Don Chappellet was guided by Andre Tchelistcheff, and the estate has forever been founded on the love for the vineyard. The result in this particular Bordeaux blend is vanilla, ripe plum, and blackberries. It is perfect alongside the Beef Tenderloin, Gratin, and Creamed Spinach.
MV Menéres Fine Ruby Port, Douro, Portugal
Pairing Notes: Menéres is currently into the 14thgeneration 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 Dark Chocolate Mochi.