SEPTEMBER 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.
2012 Guillaume Vrignaud Fourchame, Premier Cru, Chablis, France
Pairing Notes: As the last of the warm summer nights are upon us, we bring to you this voluptuous Premier Cru Chablis. It’s an unbelievable pairing with the fresh and bright, briny flavors of the Dungeness crab, the Passmore Ranch caviar and the tangy punch of crème fraiche. This light-bodied wine presents a perfect accompaniment for the first course chilled Tomato Coulis.
2013 Domaine Gilles Barges “La Solarie”, Condrieu, France
Pairing Notes: This Condrieu has a richness and elegance to match the second course dish in all aspects, with an intense perfume and a creaminess on the palate. It will pair nicely, as the edges of the fish come to a crisp golden brown, and the sauces of the dish will combine with the aromatics of peaches and nectarine blossoms in the wine. This isn’t like any other aromatic white wine out there – give it a try for a stunning second course pairing.
2013 Le Corti Sangiovese, Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy
Pairing Notes: Sweet summer peppers with house made creamy tortellini pasta are the stars of your third course. The nose of this wine has the freshness of wild flowers, violets and roses, plus earthy notes, which have the depth and the delicate strengths of ripe fruit. The palate is voracious: the natural minerality of the soil increase the perception of the smooth body on the palate, with dense but silky tannins and hints of leather and pepper.
2006 Buil & Gine Garnacha, Priorat, Spain
Pairing Notes: This amazing Garnacha has been waiting a long time for someone to pull the cork out of this beautifully aged wine. The wine really shows the great aging potential of this region. Pretty fruits arise as you swirl the glass, and as the wine showcases tannins, fruit and balance with finesse. Blackberries and ripe raspberries with a touch of dusty clay mingle with a beautiful bouquet of violets.
2008 Castello Di Meleto Vin Santo del Chianti Classico, Italy
Pairing Notes: To help put the final sweet kiss on the evening with our Tarte Tartin, we have for you a beautiful dessert wine from the hills of Tuscany. This dessert wine has a nice nuttiness, with a bold pop of caramel and hazelnuts to complement the dessert. As the September evening comes to a close, there’s no better way to end it than with a sip of sweet Chianti.