Vintners on the Veranda - Spring Sunday (12 Noon) Buffet Luncheon

     Sunday April 29, 2018

Reservations Closed
Course Pairing / Description Wine

A blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah varietals sourced from a rigorous selection of the best “Côtes de Provence” vineyards, this refreshing Rosé is light and bright in color, eager and intense with orange peel and red current aromas on the nose, and smooth with a nice acidulous freshness in the mouth.
Chateau M De Minuty Rosé 2017

A brilliant, light gold color in the glass and offers bright aromas of stone fruit, pear, fresh grapefruit and lemon citrus. The inviting nose leads to a quenching palate with flavors of citrus and white peach. There is good tension in the wine balanced between a core of acidity and the creamy roundness on the palate, leading to a persistent and flavorful finish. This is a classic and excellent expression of Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. "A white with apples, pears and pineapple. Full body, round texture, medium acidity and a clear finish.” - 90 Points, James Suckling
Sterling Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The inviting bouquet expresses aromas of creamy lemon meringue, tropical pineapple, delicate elderflower and hints of raw almond nuttiness which fill the glass and pique your interest in this crisp Chardonnay. On the palate, you’ll find a classic refreshing Chardonnay with a vibrancy of tropical fruit notes that transition into lemon curd and meringue while also maintaining a roundness in texture that is balanced (hinting at the delicate battonage lees stirring during the winemaking process). With well integrated vanilla oak notes, a subtle almond undertones, and a flinty minerality on the finish, this wine is full, rich and bright, yet generous in style and maintains freshness due to its acidity, which creates a Chardonnay of lovely complexity and depth. "Coming from Oak Knoll and Carneros and seeing no malolactic fermentation, the 2016 Chardonnay opens with lovely sliced apples, green guava and white peaches with nuances of clotted cream and lightly browned toast. Medium bodied, youthful and with a gentle creaminess, it fills the mouth with stone fruit and spiced apple flavors, finishing with bags of poise and good persistence to boot. 25,000 cases were made." - 90 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate
Stag's Leap Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

From a blend of grapes from North Canyon and Fiddlestix vineyards in heart of Santa Barbara County, the 2015 Lyric by Etude gives a classic example of Central Coast Pinot Noir. Ruby in the glass, the rich color alludes to the impactful nose, packed with bright aromas of fresh strawberry and ripe cherry that are beautifully balanced out by warm baking spice notes. This youthful Pinot Noir delivers fresh, robust red berry flavors while still maintaining substantial weight on the palate. The bright acidity, balanced structure and velvety tannins make this inviting Pinot Noir a wonderful accompaniment for an assortment of dishes.
Lyric by Etude Santa Barbara Pinot Noir 2015