Lang & Reed vs. France
A Cabernet Franc vineyard in Lake County where Lang & Reed sources some of their fruit
Vineyards in Loire Valley’s Chinon appellation
**IMPORTANT PARKING NOTIFICATION**
Eyrie Wine Dinner at Empire State South
Welcome Amy McCandish assistant winemaker of David Lett owner and winemaker of Eyrie Vineyards
Lett was convinced that the climate of the Willamette Valley was potentially perfect for growing Pinot noir. But exactly where was the best place to put down roots? The Valley holds a wide range of microclimates and soils, and in 1965, David had the whole valley to choose from.
In February 1965, David rented a temporary nursery plot near Corvallis, and planted the 3000 vinifera grape cuttings he gathered from UC Davis and selected growers and brought with him to Oregon. This was the first planting of Pinot noir and Chardonnay in the Willamette Valley, and the first “New World” Pinot gris.
Over the following year, David went looking for his perfect vineyard site. He made an exhaustive review of regional climate and soil, studied historical climate records and soil maps, and criss-crossed the valley from side to side and top to bottom.
We are excited to be part of this Wine dinner at Empire State South. Wine pairings are made by Steven Grubbs, wine director
Fried Chicken Rillette
Rosé of Pinot Noir, Eyrie Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2015
Clam & Crab ‘Chowder’
Pinot Blanc, Eyrie Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2014
turnip & leek vinaigrette
Pinot Gris, Eyrie Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2014
Mushroom Pot Pie
celery root, potato
Pinot Noir, Eyrie Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2014
hibiscus, anise, roasted broccoli
Pinot Noir, Eyrie Vineyards, ‘Original Vines’, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2014
Honey Crème Brulee
orange gel, pistachio cookie
$125 per person plus tax and gratuity
PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION DIRECTLY WITH THE RESTAURANT
Avignonesi Wine Tasting
Avignonesi represents the very best in fine red wines from the beautiful and ancient hillside vineyards of Montepulciano. These wines, made primarily from Sangiovese, offer a softer, more approachable side of fine Tuscan wine. And–somewhat rare for Tuscany–the estate has practiced organic and biodynamic viticulture and winemaking since 2009, so the wines are as clean and sustainable as they are delicious!
Ceretto & Tramin Tasting
Wolfgang is a native of Alto Adige. He became truly interested in wine while still in high school, as a “weekend winegrower,” producing small quantities of wine at home just for the fun of it. After completing his commercial studies in high school, he took a course on wine marketing and then worked for two years as an assistant sales manager for a large Italian bottler, Schenk Spa. In 2000, he joined a small, quality-oriented Alto Adige winery, H. LUN -managing its operations until the end of 2006. While working at H. Lun, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management at the tri-lingual (English, German and Italian) Free University of Bolzano. He completed his thesis on “Market potential and market entry strategies for Italian organic wine in the USA.” In 2007 Wolfgang joined Tramin winery as Marketing and Sales Director. Tramin is a dynamic winery in Alto Adige, noted for its aromatic and elegant wines which have garnered numerous awards particularly using the Gewürztraminer grape variety (including 25 Tre Bicchieri wins from Gambero Rosso).
After graduating from the oenological school in Alba (Piedmont, Italy), Andrea started working in wineries around the world. Starting in McLaren Vale, South Australia and then to directly in Napa Valley, California. After working the cellars for two years, his interest shifted to the commercial sector. Andrea moved to New York to represent two small wineries from northern Italy. In 2012 he returned to his home town of Alba in order to start a collaboration with Ceretto, one of the most prestigious Italian wineries, famous for high quality Barolo and Barbaresco. Andrea is currently working for Ceretto as Export Sales Manager for North America, Russia and Japan.
Castello Di Ama
2012 Castello di Ama Bianco – $39.99