Wines of the Pacific Northwest
November 12, 2018
“The richness of the rain made me feel safe and protected; I have always considered the rain to be healing—a blanket—the comfort of a friend. Without at least some rain in any given day, or at least a cloud or two on the horizon, I feel overwhelmed by the information of sunlight and yearn for the vital, muffling gift of falling water.” ― Douglas Coupland
Michelle Brut, Columbia Valley, WA, NV Crisp, fresh and vibrant, with pretty pear and spice flavors on a lively frame, playing against a crinkly effervescence.
Salad of Watercress, Spiced Almonds, Micro-Celery, Wasabi Greens, White Balsamic Reduction Eroica, Riesling, Columbia Valley, WA, ‘16 Sweet lime and mandarin orange aromas with subtle mineral notes.
Peppercorn-Encrusted Goat Cheese, Prosciutto, Grilled Asparagus, Maple Butter Erath, Pinot Noir, Estate Selection, Willamette Valley, OR, ‘15 Nostalgia-inducing aromas of Marionberry pie, root beer, vanilla, and lavender soothe the senses. The palate is layered with mixed berries, red plum, mission fig and a hint of pomegranate.
Beef Braciole, Parmesan Cheese, Herbs, Garlic, Bresaola, Smoked Tomato Ragu Spring Valley Vineyard, ‘Uriah,’ Red Blend, Walla Walla Valley, WA ‘14 . Herbal nose with hints of cassis and cherries. Lightly spiced, the texture is rich with velvety tannins and an ultra-long finish.
Baked Gorgonzola, Puff Pastry, Wicked Cherries Col Solare, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain, Columbia Valley, WA, ‘14 Aromas of black cherry, berry and dark chocolate that fuse with smooth notes of vanilla and spice.
Executive Chef: Nils Tarantik
Wine Director: JC Shurts