Holiday Wines with Kurt
Sat Dec 16, 4-7pm
Branko PG Collio, Pinot Grigio, Crisp White, Friuli, Italy, Y, Excellent: full bodied for a Pinot Grigio; Lovely bouquet of dried pear with a hint of apple; full and delicious in the mouth and very long
Emoi Asparagus Spread
Not just for Spring. A celebratory spread – quick, easy and oh so fresh.
La Novella Bianco, Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo), Soft White, Lombardy, Italy, “Aromas of pears and ripe red apples…on the palate are flavors of green apple and Meyer lemon with some ripe pear and white peach….sharp and zippy.”
Dutch Double Cream Gouda
Pasteurized cow’s milk, Holland. This is a traditional style of Gouda with the typical pliable texture…but, it’s extra creamy with the addition of cream.
Carlton Hill Estate, Pinot Noir, Smooth Red, Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette, OR, Y, Fresh red fruit (raspberry, cherry and red currant come to mind) supple tannin, and generous length throughout the pallet. On the nose, hints of rose and violet intertwine with clove and earthy fragrances.
Cremini Mushroom Pesto Sandwich
A warm sandwich with Jambon de Bayonne ham and taleggio cheese is enhanced with the creaminess and savoriness of this spread. Yes please.
Abbona Cado Barbera, Dolcetto Smooth Red Dogliani Piedmont Italy Y. Refined, with a fragrance of little fruits and delicate notes of sweet spices. Fresh & rich in mouth, and very persistent; only produced in the best years; long lived
Even Italians think this is made in Italy. When they are told it’s from Wisconsin, the typical reaction is, “no, it’s from Italy”.
Bell Cabernet Sauv Cabernet Sauv 89%, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cab Franc , Bold Red, Napa, CA, Y, Aromas of red fruits and polished oak promise a voluptuous character. On the palate, the red fruits transition to elegant, mouth-filling dark fruits, baking spices and dried herbs. The fruit-driven finish is smooth and very persistent, while beautifully framed by oak.
It’s back and we’re happy! A favorite holiday paté from 3 Little Pigs is savory and nutty with a hint of sweetness. Contains cranberries and pistachios.
Capanna Brunello, Sangiovese Grosso Clone, Smooth Red, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy, Y, An intense ruby red color with scents of red fruit and vanilla. Taste is harmonious with good tannins and a consistent structure.
As you probably guessed from the name, t his sharp cheddar is from Ireland. Enjoy!
Quinta De La Rosa Vint 09 Port, Dessert, Portugal, Brooding, massive. Rich, sweet fruit with a faint tobacco smoke on top. Really tender yet forthright tannins – expert balance. Mouth-watering, and a long finish with a chewiness that gives great definition
Fran’s Chocolate Sauce
From Seattle, this chocolate is rich, rich, and rich!
Deutz Champagnes with Dee
Deutz Brut Classic Champagne, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Champagne, Gentle biscuity nose as well as a delicate touch of ginger and something really zesty, a bit like quince. Finely fresh...it is persistent and elegant. Fine mousse, dry and gently creamy overall
Ibiza Salt Sherry Vinegar Potato Chips
So good. Salty with notes of sherry vinegar – very umami.
Deutz Brut Rose, Pinot Noir, hint of Chard, Champagne. This graceful rosé shows black raspberry, apricot and orange zest notes, with a refined texture and a thread of spicy mineral that lingers on the creamy finish
Sparkling loves salt, so go for it! Aged between 18 to 24 months.
Deutz Blanc de Blancs, Chardonnay, Champagne. The ethereal style that is the Deutz hallmark is shown to great effect in this apple-fresh Blanc de Blanc. There is a wonderful series of the crispest flavors allied to citrus and a tight texture
A match made in heaven….more salt! This Black Capelin caviar is imported from Iceland.
Not Paired but discounted 20%:
Deutz Amour de Deutz, Chardonnay, Champagne, A rich, vivacious Champagne, with toasted brioche and smoked walnut accents, this offers flavors of black cherry pâte de fruit, pickled ginger and poached apricot on a lively bead. Shows fine minerally cut to the lingering finish
Deutz Coffret Trio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, Champagne, Gift Box Set of 3x375 William Deutz, Amour de Deutz, and Amour de Deutz Rose