Concha Y Toro

     Thursday October 20, 2011

Reservations Closed
Course Pairing / Description Wine
Hors d' oeuvres Sweet corn red pepper and lump crab cake Cilantro and honey-basil aioli Shredded apple, almond and vanilla bean slaw Roasted almonds and julienne red onion
Grapes for this selection come from the Casablanca Valley, where the ocean influence allows for slow ripening. This influence allows some additional flavors of this aromatic variety to build up on the grape skin. The gravelly soil with a permeable layer assists further in a favorable crop. The south-facing hillside location is perfect for this variety. Exhibits the unique powerful, assertive character and distinctive style of cold-climate, New World Sauvignon. This 100% Sauvignon Blanc is harvested by hand in March, and aged in stainless steel over light lees for six months and another 2 months in the bottle. Crisp, vibrant acidity and a lengthy finish. Terrunyo's single estate wine range is a collection of terroir wines, carefully crafted and selected by winemaker Ignacio Recabarren. These wines are made from very specific blocks within Concha y Toro's single estate vineyards. Oak character is minima since Ignacio prefers the purity of the fruit to shine through. The bouquet is fresh and mineral aromas with straw notes concentrate the gooseberries aromas. Taste is fresh with firm acidity, savvy, flinty, and a hint of honeysuckle. Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect accompaniment to fresh seafood, shellfish, and sushi.
Concha Y Toro Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Salad Course Grilled romaine port wine poached pear and crispy proscuitto, Creamy gorgonzola dressing and fried basil leaf

This chardonnay is what good wine is all about, this maybe one of the most well balanced wine around. Oak, fruit, acidity, in harmony with a silky body that finishes nicely. Aged 12 months, fermentation in 30% new oak, 30% 1year old, 30% 2 years old barrels, with no malolactic fermentation. The "Marques de Casa Concha" line uses this 30%-30%-30% oak proportion in all its wines. As a result oak permits this wine to carry just the right amount of wood on the palate without being overbearing. Whether you like your chardonnay on the fruity side, or you prefer it more buttery and heavily oaked, this chardonnay will please everyone that loves chardonnay. “Bright yellow. Pungent melon, pit fruit and dried fig aromas, lifted by exotic floral and lees notes that gain strength with air. Dry but fleshy nectarine and pear flavors become sweeter with air and pick up a gentle tarragon note. Stains the palate on the incisive finish, which leaves sweet honeydew, orchard fruit and herbal notes behind. I'd like to see this up against a number of $50+ American chardonnays.” Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 90 points. Wine Spectator: 90 points
Concha Y Toro Marques Casa Chardonnay 2009
Risotto Course Merlot braised shitake mushroom risotto Creamy aged jack cheese and micro herbs

The Color is dark and deep red. The aroma has notes of complex currant, plum. wild berry, and spice with a touch of vanilla and mocha for dimension. The taste is medium bodied with black-cherry flavors, followed by bittersweet chocolate and spice. This wine is from the Peumo Vineyard in the Rapel Valley region and grows on former terraces of the Cachapoal River are deep alluvial clay loam. The clays provide great water retention that contributes to good grape ripening and the climate is sub humid Mediterranean. Hot days give way to temperate nights. The nearby Cachapoal River abates summer temperatures at night, which helps in the development of this variety`s softer tannins. "Lurid violet sexy dark berries and cherry-cola on the nose, along with hints of anise and wood smoke coming up with air. Deep, chewy and weighty but surprisingly fresh, offering spicy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of dark chocolate. Coats the palate nicely and finishes with lingering spiciness, good clarity and tangy cut." International Wine Cellar: 89 Points
Concha Y Toro Marques Casa Merlot 2009
Beef Course Argentinean chimmichuri grilled skirt steak Beer and bacon braised swiss chard, chimmichuri butter sauce

Bright appearance, dark and deep red. Very ripe and dense nose, remarkably focused on flavor, offering solid blackberry and cherry flavors. At the end a lasting smoky yet rich black-tar. Firm in texture, with fine grained tannins supporting bright fruit. There's already some complexity beginning to develop out of its firm, quiet, supple core. A lush, ripe and potently structured syrah, offers a seductive combination of tart red and black fruit. The flavors are backed by firm acidity, suggesting it will evolve well over the next several years. Full of strawberries and cherry jam flavors, this is meaty and expansive, all trademarks of the warm Peumo hillsides of the Cachapoal Valley: Wine & Spirits 91 Points
Concha Y Toro Marques Casa Syrah 2007
Dessert Course Brandy scented bing cherry cobbler Buttery crust with vanilla bean ice cream and dark chocolate shavings
This is a dangerous wine! With a deep purple hue, long and slow legs, and aromas of cassis-blackberry, dark cherry, chocolate and turmeric, this leads to flavors of blackberry and chocolate that finish soft and smooth. It is dangerous because there are no hard edges and very seamless, which make it taste like juice. What a value! Yum! A wine of enormous power, this is dominated by black fruit flavors and a youthfully blunt texture…the clean lines and firm acidity will help it develop in bottle for at least three years. - Wine and Spirits 91 Points
Concha Y Toro Marques Casa Carmenere 2009