|Proprietor's Reserve Sunset|
The question was: In the world of wine, what does "cooperage" refer to?
Answer: Making wooden staves with hoops! Or Wine Barrel making!
Even though Sam just got off the plane from Australia at 3pm, I justified dragging him to the dinner regardless to force him to be awake to cure him of jetlag. I am a thoughtful girlfriend.
We arrived right when they started seating guests and some friends were there as well by coincidence! Erin made some changes so we could be seated with them! Thank you Erin!
As usual, the dinner started off with Erin introducing to us the first two dishes in front of us while John did the wines.
|Extra pour of Milla's red blend|
Here are the wine and food pairings:
2009 Stagecoach Vineyard Marsanne "Margaret's Mandate"
Jumbo Scallop | Apple Smoked Bacon Wrap | Brie Cream
2009 Milla's Blend Red Wine
Black Pepper Chicken Marsala | Grilled Portobello | Garlic Herb Ricotta | Asiago Crostini
2009 Alder Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir
Fresh Cut Corn | Frisse & Arugula Salad | Marcona Almonds | Seared Dragon Bean | Parmesan Blood Orange Vinaigrette
2009 Alder Springs Vineyard Syrah
Wine & Herb Pork Shoulder Roast | Wild Mushroom & Goat Cheese Risotto
2008 Stagecoach Vineyard Syrah
Braised Rosemary Lamb Shank | Caramelized Red Onion & New Potato Hash | Balsamic Fig Reduction
YUM! More about the wine and food pairing later!