Personal Wine Dinner April 6-11. 3 Courses, 3 Wines, $44|
For our final week of the winter season, we are offering another installment in our popular Personal Wine Dinner series. Chef Mechura has designed a seasonal menu featuring local items paired with a wine for each course for only $44. Call for reservations at 995-4111, let us know you're interested in the Personal Wine Dinner.
Durham Ranch quail, cheddar stone ground grits, maple bacon demi glace.
Clairette de Die Sparkling Wine, Carod Freres, Rhone NV
Wagyu beef flat iron, fondant potato, grilled asparagus, rich chanterelle mushroom jus.
"Firehouse Red" Red Wine, Tamarack Cellars, Columbia Valley 2012
Huckleberry cake, huckleberry syrup, chocolate ice cream.
Late Harvest Malbec, Susanna Balbo, Argentina 2011
Carod Freres Clairette de Die
Clairette brings delicacy and lightness to the wine whereas Muscat gives its typical sweet flavor. The wine displays intense aromas, a refreshing balance of fruit and acidity with peach, orange and white flowers flavors.
Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red
Deceptively sweet aromas of strawberries, raspberries and rose petals. The flavors are dark, rich, lusciously mouthwatering, with cherries, boysenberries, tart plum skins, hints of leather, sweet pipe tobacco, and coffee beans. The tannins are firm, but not a bit edgy and the finish lingers with just a touch of anise.
Crushed gently and dropped by gravity into small 1.5 ton bins, cold soaked a minimum of 48 hours, then inoculated with a variety of yeasts, hand-punched and pressed directly to barrel, where the wine finishes both primary and secondary fermentation.
Susanna Balbo Late Harvest Malbec
The glass-coating, opaque purple-colored 2009 Malbec Late Harvest was made with naturally dried grapes using the appassimento method. The wine finished at only 14% alcohol but with 108 g/l of sugar and spent 18 months in 100% new French oak. Plush on the palate, it offers up loads of sweet black cherry fruit.