|Course||Pairing / Description||Wine|
|Hors D' Oeuvres||
Fennel Roasted Oysters Rockafeller
Serrano Ham, Wrapped Baby Asparagus
Citrus And Honey Gastrique, Polenta Crouton
The warm climate of Pezzi King”s Dry Creek Valley produces Sauvignon Blancs with flavors of tropical fruits and melons. With the Valley’s cooling coastal influence at night, the fruit is balanced with crisp acidity and freshness. Once the fruit is pressed, it’s left to settle, then racked off for a clean, cold fermentation.. The 2009 is 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Only 720 cases were produced and wine maker Chris Barrett notes “This wine unfolds aromas of tropical melons, green apples and honeysuckle. Bright acidity keeps the flavors in focus of white peach, nectarine and grapefruit. Medium bodied and fresh; the perfect wine to pair with scallops and oysters.”
|Sauvignon Blanc - Dry Creek Valley 2009
Green Apple, Pecans, Gorgonzola And Red Onion
Iceberg Slice, Orange Zest, Celery Leaf And Honey Roasted Garlic Dressing
The fruit is sourced from the Bacigalupi Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Coastal influences provide these grapes with depth of flavors and acidity that showcase the old Wente clone. Once the fruit is pressed, it’s racked off into barrels and stirred twice a week during primary and secondary fermentation giving the wine a full body on the palate. The wine maker notes that this wine is framed with aromas of pear, brulee, lemon oil. Dry apricot with a note of toasted hazelnut is the start to this full expression of the Russian River terroir. In the mouth, the texture is layered and seductive, revealing peach blossom, vanilla, and white truffle, and ending with a seamless finish.
|Chardonnay - Russian River 2009
Jumbo Shrimp, Portobello, And Squash Gratin
Melted Onions, Local Tomatoes And Reggianno Parmesan
The coastal influence creates optimal growing conditions due to its warm days followed by cool nights making for a perfect balance between fruit expression and acidity. Fruit is carefully handpicked before it is brought into the winery were it is de-stemmed and undergoes a “cold soak”, which extracts color and flavors before fermentation begins. The wine is aged in 30% new French oak for about 18 months. Saturated ruby in color with scents of ripe boysenberry, toasty oak, sweet vanilla. Full bodied with black raspberry, pepper and hints of truffle. Multilayered flavors harmonize with ripe tannins a long lusty finish. 4,000 cases made.
|Zinfandel - Dry Creek Valley 2008
Rosemary And Black Pepper Crusted Lambloin
Grilled Squash Brochette, Red Pepper-Zinfandel Reduction And
Zinfandel is the foundation of Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley and much of the original 137 acres that Pezzi King purchased were very old Zinfandel vines. The grapes are often fermented naturally creating a complex cascade of flavors and aromas. After fermentation is complete, the free run is separated from the hard press and put into French oak barrels and aged for 16 months. Lush and expressive are these Old Vine Zins as they unfold aromas of ripe wild berries, anise, and cracked pepper. Broad on the palate with jammy black berries, spice and cocoa as fleshy tannins finish the lingering notes with cherry and the Dry Creek dustiness. 1000 cases made.
| Old Vines Zinfandel - Dry Creek Valley - Sonoma County 2008
Vanilla Bean, Blackberry And Cranberry Cobbler
Dark Chocolate Drizzle, Cayenne Spiced Almonds, Crispy Fried Basil Leaf
And Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most abundant grapes grown in Sonoma County. Only the finest grapes are blended into Pezzi King’s Cabernet Sauvignon along with our award winning Estate fruit from our ranch in Dry Creek Valley. Recognizing that fine wines begin in the vineyard, we oversee our growers’ farming practices ensuring production of the most optimal fruit. 2008 Sonoma County Cabernet expresses plush aromas of cassis, black currants and chocolate topped with sweet vanilla. The elegant entry of loamy earth, mocha and cherries layer your palate for a finish of balance and concentration. A balance between elegance and bold expressing aromas of spicy currant, cedar, blackberry fruit and cracked pepper. The broad entry of anise, chocolate shavings and dark berries dance on your palate for a long finish with the Dry Creek dustiness. 1800 cases made.
|Cabernet Sauvignon - Dry Creek Valley 2008