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RESERVE WINE PAIRINGS

Summer 2019

$135 PER GUEST

arrival wine

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.

first course 

2017 Galerie, Sauvignon Blanc, Equitem, Knights Valley, California

Pairing Notes: Equitem profiles the racy acidity and minerality of Knights Valley Sauvignon Blanc. Named for the Latin word for “knight,” this wine is produced from grapes grown below Mt. St. Helena in volcanic soils several hundred feet above sea level. Though made with the same techniques as Naissance, Equitem offers an entirely different experience of Sauvignon Blanc – a vibrant portrait of the knight’s leanness and grace, dominated by powerful citrus and wet stone. The bright acidity and texture play nicely with the market cucumbers and jalapeño with the sea scallops.

second course 

2016 Tablas Creek, Mourvèdre, Adelaida District, Paso Robles, California

Pairing Notes: Tablas Creek is an estate that represents the joining of two great families. The Perrin family, known for the famous Château de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. As well as the Haas family, known for its importing company Vineyard brands. This Mourvèdre shines well enough on its own with notes of spice and juniper on the nose but accompanies the quail so effortlessly. On the palate is a nice balance of tannins and fruit with a lingering of cocoa and leather.

third course 

2015 Paitin, Barbera D’Alba Superiore, “Campolive,” Piemonte, Italy

Pairing Notes: The Paitin winery and its vineyards have been in the Alia family since 1796. Currently run by Secondo Pasquero and his two sons Giovanni and Silvano. Just one century ago the Campolive area in the province of Serraboella were just olive trees, a reminder of the rich agricultural past of the region. This Barbera D’Alba Superiore wraps itself around the sumptuous agnolotti, with aromas of red berries and lavender. This wine envelopes the flavors of the sea and the heirloom tomato filling with deep flavors of plum and a light backbone of spicy depth.

fourth course 

2012 Neal Family Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, California

Pairing Notes: The Neal family had quite literally built their estate into the Howell Mountain in Napa. Winemaker, Mark Neal has consistently established a symbol of excellence for his wines. We are proud to offer the 2012 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon with the smoked beef this evening. A generous wine with a full bodied mouthfeel, filling the nose with nutmeg and sage. The flavor is deep and structured with plum and cedar with a finish to take you into next week.

dessert course

2009 Hugel, Gewürztraminer, 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 Gewürztraminer comes from a name synonymous with the region of Alsace itself. Hugel actually helped draft some original laws regarding Vendange Tardive (Late Harvest). The raspberry and lemon verbena of the tart with the rose and jasmine of the Gewürztraminer are an explosion of flavors! Bon Appétit!

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