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Cakebread Cellars – Winemakers Dinner

This month we will be serving a 5 course meal and featured pairings from Cakebread Cellars based in Rutherford, CA.

Tickets are $135/person (including tax & gratuity). Purchase your tickets here!

Wine List:

(Menu coming soon)

Appetizer: Fresh melon, wrapped with Serrano ham.
Cakebread Cellars – Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Tasting Notes: Vibrant, wonderfully fresh aromas of pink grapefruit, melon and white peach introduce zesty flavors of Meyer lemon, lime, guava, gooseberry and juicy melon. Lively acidity accentuates the wine’s flavor intensity and animates its long, harmonious finish, which features succulent citrus and mineral tones. Delicious now, this classic Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc will age gracefully for 3-5 years.


First Course: Almond encrusted scallops with roasted cauliflower.
Cakebread Cellars – Napa Valley Chardonnay 2015
Tasting Notes: The nose offers vivid, creamy aromas of green and golden apple, pear and citrus with supporting scents of beeswax and mineral. Full­bodied and vibrant on the palate, with bright, intense, apple, citrus and melon flavors, the 2015 Napa Valley Chardonnay is remarkably persistent on the palate, culminating in a long finish showcasing pleasing spice, yeast and mineral tones. Delicious upon release, it will also reward 5­7 years’ aging.


Second Course: Wild boar filet, wrapped in jalapeño bacon and fried potato spirals.
Cakebread Cellars – Two Creeks Vinyard Pinot Noir 2014
Tasting Notes: 2014 Two Creeks Pinot Noir displays fresh, fragrant aromas of ripe black cherry, raspberry and rose petal with background hints of sandalwood and oak toast. Rich and vibrant on the palate, its succulent Bing cherry, wild berry and plum fruit leads to a long, flavorful finish featuring enticing cherry, spice and mineral tones. Delicious now, this elegantly structured, cool-climate pinot noir will benefit from up to five more years of bottle aging.


Third Course: Wagyu beef short ribs with wild forest mushroom couscous.
Cakebread Cellars – Napa Valley Merlot 2013
Tasting Notes: Fragrant ripe black cherry, red plum and blackberry aromas, complemented by whiffs of black tea, oak and chocolate, introduce this bold, beautifully structured merlot. Rich and plump on the palate with lush cherry, plum and red currant flavors framed by firm, yet fine-grained tannins, it culminates in a long finish accented by zesty tea-leaf spice tones. Delicious now, this youthful merlot will benefit from another 5-7 years’ aging.


Desert: Tiramisu
Cakebread Cellars – Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Tasting Notes: Dense, concentrated aromas of ripe boysenberry, blackberry, dark plum and cassis, with a hint of spice, preface intense, deeply concentrated, blackberry, blackcurrant and dark cherry flavors, culminating in a long finish shot through with a blackberry fruitiness. With a superb balance of rich fruit, bright acidity and polished tannins, this youthful Cabernet Sauvignon merits another 7­10 years of bottle aging, although no one who opens it sooner will be disappointed.

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