If you missed the sold out Austin Hope winemaker dinner earlier this month with Lee Ibarra please join us (21 and up only, please) this Thursday anytime from 5:30 on for another opportunity to sample these excellent wines.
We're featuring three of their Paso Robles varietals we will start with the Treana Blanc, followed by the "Quest" Proprietary Red and their namesake Cabernet. The flight of all three wines is a ridiculously low twelve bucks. Wine notes and bottle prices are at the end of this announcement if you're interested.
In addition to the regular twenty-seven-fifty 3-course prix fixe bistro menu (which includes vegetarian options), we're also featuring a delicious scallops + duck special that pairs with the wines. Here's the menu special line-up:
Tunisian Spiced Bay Scallops | Turmeric Couscous | Roasted Summer Vegetable
(to enjoy with the Treana Blanc)
Crispy Braised Duck Leg | Rösti Potato | Dried Herb Olive Tapenade
(to enjoy with the "Quest" Proprietary Red and Cabernet)
Dark Chocolate Gelato | Salted Marcona Almond | Brûlée Raspberry
(to enjoy with the Chateau Monet Liqueur Framboise)
Here's the wine line-up:
AUSTIN HOPE WINE FLIGHT (3 oz. pours): $12
2015 Treana Blanc
2016 Austin Hope "Quest" Proprietary Red Wine
2016 Austin Hope Cabernet
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 Treana Blanc ~ $21
(Central Coast) Winemaker's Notes: 45% Viognier, 45% Marsanne + 10% Roussanne. A stunning example of a new world Rhone blend with aromas and flavors of pineapple, dried apricot, peach and Clementine orange that combine with floral notes of honeysuckle and elderflower. Sweet notes of marzipan, honey, graham cracker along with cinnamon and vanilla round out this complex, full-bodied and racy wine.
2016 Austin Hope "Quest" Proprietary Red Wine ~ $24
(Paso Robles) Winemaker's Notes: This wine is dark ruby/purple with a claret meniscus. It bears aromas of vanilla, caramel, cassis, and red fruit. The palate has rich clean berry flavors with firm tannins, and finishes with a long toasty, French vanilla. This wine displays the lushness of Cabernet, the foundation of our blend. But just like Paso is made richer by the diversity of its land, so this wine is made equally distinct by its mix of grapes – a combination that is concentrated, soft, supple and expressive.
2016 Austin Hope Cabernet ~ $42
(Paso Robles) Winemaker's Notes: Deep ruby in color, this wine expresses intense fragrances of black currants, ripe black cherries and blackberries with subtle notes of violets, mocha and dried spices. It’s a big, powerful, modern-styled wine with velvety tannins and heaps of juicy blackberry and cherry fruit, while nuances of cedar, clove and vanilla bean round out the long, smooth finish. It’s full bodied, rich and balanced by fresh acidity with a supple, polished tannin structure.