Wine Vault & Bistro: Zinfandel Wines + 3-Course Roasted Duck Breast Dinner

October 15, 2009 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Wine Vault & Bistro
3731-A India Street
San Diego, CA 92103

View Map  |   (619) 295-3939

Cost: 3-Course Prix Fixe Menu: $20 ~ Paired Wine Flight: $12

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Please join us this Thursday anytime from 6:00 on (21 and up only, please) for an opportunity to sample four of our favorite Zinfandels.  We'll be featuring Zinfandels from all over California including Paso Robles, Mendocino and Sonoma.  As usual, we're serving generous 2-oz. tasting pours.  Wine notes and bottle prices are at the end of this announcement if you're interested.


In addition to the regular twenty buck 3-course prix fixe bistro menu, we're also featuring a special dinner (also twenty bucks) that pairs with the wines.  You'll get:


Roasted Beets | Goat Cheese Panna Cotta | Caramelized Pine Nut Purée | Currants

(to enjoy with the first two Zins)


Roasted Duck Breast | Butternut Squash Purée | Duck Confit Croquette | Mustard Greens | Star Anise-Sassafras Jus

(to enjoy with the next two Zins)


Candied Apple | Spiced Cider

(to enjoy by itself)



Here's the wine line-up:



2006 J Dusi Zinfandel

2008 Seghesio "Sonoma" Zinfandel

2007 Hug "Cushman Vineyard" Zinfandel

2006 Saracina Zinfandel


RSVP ~ (619) 295-3939

Reservations are recommended.



In addition to the featured wine flight, we'll also have these and other wines available by the glass or bottle, as well as the usual pairing flight.  We also have a full bar with lots of premium libations and attitude adjusters.



In addition to the special mentioned above, we'll also have several other 3-course menus (including vegetarian options) available.  The bistro menu changes every week but you can get an example of a typical one by visiting our website, clicking on the calendar link, and then clicking on a recent Friday.  The kitchen will be open until at least 9:00 and the bar will be open until at least 10:30, so come on down and make an evening of it!



Wine Vault & Bistro is located in the heart of San Diego between Little Italy and Old Town at 3731-A India Street on the upstairs terrace.  Follow the black handrail up the stairs from the sidewalk to our front door.  Our phone number is (619) 295-3939.



On-street parking is usually available within a 3-block radius.  Remember that it’s OK to park in yellow commercial zones after 6:00 and that meters are also free after 6:00.  You can also park in the lot behind Shakespeare Pub two doors down, but do not park in El Indio's lot unless you want your car towed!  If you can’t find parking next to the restaurant, there’s always LOTS OF PARKING on San Diego Avenue and the adjacent side streets just past the Chevron station across Washington Street.  There's also a huge pay parking lot ($1 per hour) at the Mission Brewery Building two blocks south at the corner of Washington & Hancock.  (You'll have to take San Diego Avenue to Noell to Hancock to get there due to the one-way streets.)  So please don't drive yourself crazy endlessly going around in circles waiting to pounce on that perfect spot when there's TONS OF PARKING less than three blocks away!



2006 J Dusi Zinfandel ~ $26

(Paso Robles) Winemaker's Notes: 100% Dante Dusi Vineyard.  This Zinfandel is filled with bright fruit and reminiscent of brambleberry, shadowing the old vine roots of the 65 year old family zinfandel vineyard.  The underlying tones of earth and spice carry through to mid and back palate leaving you with a lingering finish that traces the journey of the gnarled head-pruned vines of the Dusi Vineyard.


2008 Seghesio "Sonoma" Zinfandel ~ $22

(Alexander Valley & Dry Creek Valley) Nose of ripe black raspberry and blueberry with dusty background aromas of briar.  Fruit forward attack of ripe, sweet yet spicy raspberry and blueberry flavors balanced with a dusty/spicy acidity in the juicy evolution and with smooth tannins in the long finish.


2007 Hug "Cushman Vineyard" Zinfandel ~ $25

(Paso Robles) Winemaker's Notes: Think of boysenberries ripening in the warm, summer sun. Lots of rich vanilla bean and deep cocoa flavors.  A hedonistic Zin that does not hold back, is drinkable in its youth, and can be drunk with or without food. 192 cases produced.


2006 Saracina Zinfandel ~ $25

(Mendocino) Winemaker’s Notes: Glorious perfume of rose petal and briary aromas on the nose.  Complexly skirts the edges of extra ripeness on the palate but remains focused and expressive, finishing with deep, concentrated and unctuously textured flavors.  Pairs well with smoky barbecue fare or a simple prosciutto pizza.  148 cases produced.