Pahlmeyer High-End Tasting Dinner
|Course||Pairing / Description||Wine|
Slow Smoked Beef Brisket Banh Mi (Garlic spiced cucumber and carrot slaw and horseradish mustard aioli)
Crispy Tempura Crab Stuffed Calamari Tubes (Sriracha infused artisan Rhododendron honey drizzle)
The 2012 Jayson Chardonnay shows brilliant hues of golden straw accompany intense aromatics of honeysuckle, lily, vanilla and fresh melon in this luscious wine. A flush of roasted peaches, buttermilk ice cream and hint of sugared grapefruit are presented on a silky entry and smooth, well-mannered texture. Notes of rich toasted almonds and pecans linger throughout the wine’s long finish.
|Jayson Chardonnay North Coast 2012
Pistachio Crusted Sea Scallops (Charred lemon and tangerine butter sauce with wilted arugula)
Light gold straw, intense and seamlessly integrated aromas of white peach, orange peel, clementines, toasted oak and fresh cardamom stream from the glass. On the palate, flavors of honeysuckle and orange blossoms are enriched with notes of fresh roasted almonds. Supple and elegant, with balanced acidity, great depth, volume and focus, this wine is the consummate expression of Sonoma Coast Chardonnay.
|Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012
Grilled Porcini Dusted Coulotte Steak (Pinot noir, Neuske’s bacon and basil braised shitake mushrooms with crispy pearl onions and baby green beans)
“The dark ruby red of this wine is matched by intense aromas of juicy black fruit, fresh wild flowers, and hints of spicy cola, tangerine peel and dark chocolate. On the palate, concentrated notes of ripe black cherry and fig are met with a reassuring grip of slate. Opulent and sophisticated, fresh and vivacious, the mouth-feel showcases bright acidity and generous, velvety tannins. The wine’s long-lasting finish and big personality promise excellent aging potential.” – Kale Anderson, Director of Winemaking March 2014
|Jayson Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012
Duet of Roasted Lamb Rack & Slow Cooked Lamb Ribs (Smoked piquillo pepper and rosemary lamb jus with griddled gorgonzola polenta and sautéed baby spinach)
With its deep black core and garnet rim, this gorgeous Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon entices with aromas of black cherry, orange zest and a touch of dust. On the palate, layers of cherry, zest and dark cocoa powder coat the mouth while a hint of fresh pine provides an appealing zing. Rich and full-bodied, this wine’s tannins provide a reassuring grip underneath their supple, velvety mouthfeel – an indication of age-worthiness and promise of evolving complexity with years of additional cellaring.
|Jayson Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012
Assorted Artisan Cheeses (St. Andre Brie, Tillamook Aged Cheddar And 5 Year Farmer Gouda With Salt Roasted Almonds, Honeycomb, And Sesame Flatbread Crackers)
Indigo at the core with garnet edges, this gorgeous Merlot leads with aromas of candied violet, red plum and ripe fig. A beautiful freshness accompanies mouthwatering flavors of dark red cherry and raspberry, layers of deep blue fruits and sophisticated notes of savory grilled herbs. Ultra-plush and velvety with rich dark chocolate, espresso and earthy riverstone emerging throughout the luxurious finish.
|Pahlmeyer Merlot Napa Valley 2012
(*only offered at an additional $25 for a full pour glass)
Trio of artisan truffles with sea salted caramel, dark chocolate and Amaretto
Beginning with its deep purple hue and glints of ruby, this wine is opulent in every sense. Aromas of juicy ripe black cherry and floral raspberry marry with fresh citrus blossom, pencil lead and a hint of marzipan. Smooth, sweet tannins frame the unctuous mouthfeel, dazzling with a balance of rich complexity and fresh acidity. On the palate, notes of ripe black cherry, cassis, mocha and sarsaparilla merge with captivating briny green olive, light ash and orange peel. A crescendo of intense black fruit, bitter chocolate and sweet cigar extend the rhapsody through an endless finish, presenting ample time to savor this extraordinary wine.
|Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red Napa Valley 2012