RESERVE WINE PAIRINGS
$135 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.
2016 Avancia Godello, Valdeorras, Galicia, Spain
Pairing Notes: This unique wine is brought to us by Jorge Ordóñez, an influential grower and wholesaler of Spanish varietals. The Valdeorras area and its wine history stretches way back to Roman times. This very definitive grape, Godello, is incredibly distinct with its short oval shape and its little brown freckles that appear upon ripening. This is a regal pairing for the lobster cake with its balanced richness.
2016 Richard Peterson Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands
Pairing Notes: Mr. Peterson is a literal hero in the wine community and part of our fabric of history here in California. Richard is making wine at the young age of 87 and has pioneered many inventions contributing to the production of wine. This well-balanced Pinot Noir with voluptuous, round tannins coming from the Santa Lucia Highlands, in the hills of Central California, is a gorgeous companion for the ravioli and wild mushrooms.
MV Vigna Dorata Brut, Franciacorta, Lombardia, Italy
Pairing Notes: Coming from Northern Italy right between Milan and Venice is Franciacorta. A region that specializes in the beverage named after the area where it’s made. Franciacorta is a sparkling wine that is made the same way Champagne is, with a secondary fermentation in the bottle. The end result is one of the best sparkling beverages coming out of Italy. The bubbles dance on your tongue with the mint of the sofrito and the Barramundi.
2015 Six Sigma Ranch Tempranillo, Lake County, California
Pairing Notes: This Tempranillo coming from the Ahlmann family in Lake County is a personal favorite. Winemaker, Sandy Roberts, has worked with Merry Edwards and The Calling and is currently at Six Sigma. This wine has intense red berries on the nose and palate gives way to rich toffee and leathery notes. The soft tannins and lower alcohol makes this a perfect food pairing with the local lamb.
2009 Hugel Gewurztraminer,Vendange Tardive, Alsace, France
Pairing Notes: Northeastern France is home to some of the most legendary white wines in the world, due to their long ripening seasons. This rich, mouth-watering Vendange Tardive Gewurztraminer comes from a name synonymous with the region of Alsace itself. Hugel actually helped to draft some original laws regarding Vendange Tardive (Late Harvest). The huckleberry and rhubarb double date with the rose and jasmine of the Gewurztraminer. Bon Appetit!