Monday, November 2, 2009

preview wine dinner fri november 6th

Meal will include stuffed chicken breast, roasted pork chop, vegetarian torte, oven beaked salmon with orange glaze, appetizer, soup or salad...and the following wines:
Price 30 dollars perperson including wine meal without wine is 22 dollars
Bon Appétit: Recommended wines for Thanksgiving
November 6, 2009 with Michael Paré of L'Eft Bank Wine Company

2007 Kuentz Bas Alsace Blanc, France: $14
60% Silvaner, 15% Muscat, 15% Auxerrois, 10% Chasslas: Purity, freshness, and charm. Those are the first impressions. While generously aromatic, it delivers its Alsatian character with delicacy. The vinification and blending of the numerous Alsatian grape varieties are masterful. The palate is round, flavorful, and dry. It shows the charm and harmony of the 2007 vintage, and the floral, fruity qualities typical of the region.

2007 Meyer-Fonné Gentil d’Alsace, France: $20
An assemblage of 30% Muscat, 40% Pinot Blanc, and %15 each Riesling and Gewurztraminer. This vintage is very aromatic, and lightly musky. It is a dry and well structured wine for enjoyment in all kinds of contexts, ranging from an aperitif to wine with a meal and friends.

2008 Dupreuble Beaujolais, France: $16
Strawberries, marzipan, and sweet peony perfume grace the nose of Dupeuble’s 2008 Beaujolais, which comes to the palate satisfyingly juicy and with a peachy sense of underlying ripeness to go with its red berries. This finishes with welcome, winsome cut and freshness. I would plan to enjoy it over the next couple of years.

2008 Cono Sur Sustainably Farmed Pinot Noir, Chile: $13
This Pinot Noir made from grapes in conversion to organic agriculture certified by BCS öko Garantie
GmBH, is appealing in its rich and deep bright red color. Its complex and developed nose is governed by sweet wild fruit aromas, where notes of cherries and berries are enhanced by slight chocolate hints. This Pinot definitely has a personality of its own. It’s tasteful, with soft tannins and an excellent structure.

2008 Cooper Mountain Cooper Hill Pinot Noir, Oregon: $18
Made with organically grown grapes, Cooper Mountain Vineyards Cooper Hill Pinot Noir is a concentrated, wild-cherry-flavored wine with soft, distinctive layers throughout the sip. This complex red is suitable for plank-seared salmon or delicate beef.

2006 Castoro Cellars Zinfandel, Paso Robles California: $14
Castoro Cellars has over 75 acres of "Certified Organic" vineyards, by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) in compliance with USDA standards. In addition, in 2006 Castoro Cellars installed 42 solar panels on the property to make the move away from the grid. Our Zinfandel is created from vineyards in the Templeton area of the Paso Robles appellation. You will find typical Zinfandel fruit with slight raisin and spice notes.=

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