HOUSE WINE PAIRINGS
$95 PER GUEST
MV Delamotte, Champagne, Brut, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cote des Blancs, France
Pairing Notes: We are thrilled to begin the evening with bubbles from one of our favorite houses. This wine is predominately 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.
2013 Quinta das Bágeiras, White Blend, “Branco Garrafeira,” Bairrada, Portugal
Pairing Notes: Kicking off our first course pairing is a white wine blend of Bical and Maria Gomes grapes from Portugal. Proprietor and winemaker, Mário Sérgio Alves Nuno, utilizes 75-year-old vines to create a wine of refreshing character and concentration. Powerful apricots and undertones of saline minerality immediately drove us to pair this with our buttery sea scallops and velvety Okinawan sweet potatoes.
2018 Domaine Clos de L’Ours, Rosé, “L’Accent” Cote de Provence, France
Pairing Notes: With the latest resurgence of pink it was no small task to determine what would be best to couple with tonight’s bouillabaisse, but we present one of the most Summer of wines, the Cote de Provence. Gleaming of the classic Provence pink, our bright organic Rosé is as iconic as can be. This Grenache forward cépage drifts into an elegantly fruity sip that leads into a lengthy and pompous splendor. This is tonight’s classical pairing where both wine and dine share a sense of home.
2018 Krater, Gamay Noir, Barsotti Vineyard, El Dorado
Pairing Notes: As diverse as California is, it is still a rarity to stumble upon soil made of granitic rock. With an elevation of 2,600 feet and an opportunistic proximity to the American River Canyon, the Barsotti Vineyard has been pushing the resurgence of the Gamay Noir grape. True to its French origins, Krater Cellars creates a wine of finesse and veracity. Bursting notes of ripe fruits and minerality complement the quail’s “jus” while a charming acidity enfolds the pan roasted quail. Akin to its geography, this wine is a rarity in itself.
2016 Halter Ranch, Syrah, Adelaida District, Paso Robles
Pairing Notes: This history dating back to the 1880’s, Paso Robles’s Halter Ranch currently includes over 2,000 acres of pristine agriculture land just 20 miles away from the Pacific Ocean. Harmonizing maritime qualities with a mountainous soul, tonight’s Syrah represents duality through expression. Structured tannins allow for this evening’s smoked “Zabuton,” while tempered spices of vanilla lean into the nuanced realm of summer truffles.
MV Malvira, Brachetto, “Birbet,” Canale, Piedmont, Italy
Pairing Notes: From the Piedmont region of Northwestern Italy, the Damonte family brings this juicy and slightly pestilent ruby, red gem to the table. 100% Brachetto dessert wines may be uncommon for the average wine quaffer but beaming notes of strawberries and rose petals plays perfectly with our concluding raspberry Bakewell tart and your palate.