Calling all Pinot fans!
If you missed the Siduri "Pinot and Fungus" winemaker dinners with Adam Lee here a few months ago, please join us (21 and up only, please) this Thursday anytime from 5:30 on for another opportunity to sample these legendary pinot noirs. Robert Parker calls Siduri one of California's top producers and one of his personal favorite wineries. Those of you who went on our Sonoma and Mendocino insider's tours over the past couple of years will no doubt have fond memories of the Pinot clonal blending exercises we did there with Adam.
This will be a rare opportunity to drink some of the best of the best and experience firsthand the influences that different terroirs from different AVA's make on the same varietal made by the same winemaker, and one of the finest Pinot producers in the nation.
We're starting with their Parsons' Vineyard Pinot followed by their Pisoni Vineyard and John Sebastiano Vineyard Pinots. The flight of all three wines is a ridiculously low sixteen bucks. Wine notes and bottle prices are at the end of this announcement if you're interested.
In addition to the regular twenty-six buck 3-course prix fixe bistro menu (which includes vegetarian options), we're also featuring a delicious wild salmon special that pairs with the wines. Here's the menu special line-up:
Mushroom Tart | Shaved Pecorino | Fermented Garlic Soubise
(to enjoy with the Parsons)
Pan Roasted Wild Salmon | Mushroom + Bacon Roulade | Melted Leek Moussline
(to enjoy with the Pisoni and John Sebastiano)
Dark Chocolate Ice Cream | Berry Gazpacho | Candied Kumquat
(to enjoy with the WV& B's "irish coffee without the coffee")
Here's the wine line-up:
SIDURI WINE FLIGHT (3 oz. pours): $16
2015 Siduri "Parsons' Vineyard" Pinot Noir
2015 Siduri "Pisoni Vineyard" Pinot Noir
2015 Siduri "John Sebastiano Vineyard" Pinot Noir
RSVP ~ (619) 295-3939
Reservations are highly recommended.
SO YOU DON'T LIKE THESE WINES, EH?
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.
SO YOU DON'T LIKE THE DINNER SPECIAL, EH?
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.
LOCATION & PHONE
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.
PARKING ~ FREE & PAID
Valet parking is available for $8.00. The drop-off point is two doors south of our entrance in front of Shakespeare Pub at the corner of India and Winder. On-street parking is also 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. 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!
WINE NOTES & BOTTLE PRICES
2015 Siduri "Parsons' Vineyard" Pinot Noir ~ $39
(Russian River Valley) Review by Pinot File ~ 90 points: Lovely aroma of fresh cherries, cola and fertile earth. Pleasingly forward and fruit driven, with a mid-weight plus core of earthy black cherry and purple berry fruits. Nicely composed with good harmony.
2015 Siduri "Pisoni Vineyard" Pinot Noir ~ $52
(Santa Lucia Highlands) Review by Pinot File ~ 93 points: Brooding aromas of fertile earth, black cherry and ripe dark berries. A big boy wine with an exuberant load of fruit extract that captivates with its intensity and length. Mature tannins provide a good frame. A dreamy wine with a soothing texture that is built for aging.
2015 Siduri "John Sebastiano Vineyard" Pinot Noir ~ $52
(Sta. Rita Hills) Review by Pinot File ~ 91 points: Gracious aromas of dark cherry and berry, granola and toast. Plenty of black raspberry and boysenberry fruit flavor to satisfy in a fruit driven, mid weight style with complimentary oak in the background.