Pour Boys Fall Wine Dinner features spectacular wines and food pairings
We hosted our Pour Boys wine group fall wine dinner. Bill & Beth came in from South Carolina, escaping Hurricane Ian, Dr Dan & Linda from Indiana, and Lyle and Terry out from the City.
We were joined by son Sean and Michelle and grand-daughter Lavender, recently new neighbors, and son Ryan and wine buddy Dave M.
Each time we think we have out done ourselves with a spectacular wine flight, we seem to step it up another level, and tonight was another such occasion.
We started with a pair of premium California Chardonnays with grilled scallops in beure blanc sauce, baked brie in pastry with toasted almonds and figs, with fresh berries and toast points, and deviled eggs.
Nickle and Nickle Sonoma County Russian River Valley Stiling Vineyard Chardonnay 2013
Sea Smoke Santa Rita Hills Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2010
Dan brought a recent release of this label which we set aside to drink this older vintage release.
Lyle wanted to try a certain St Julien Bordeaux from his cellar so I opened an older vintage of the same label for a mini vertical tasting of Chateau Branaire Ducru. We then opened another Bordeaux from the same vintage for a mini horizontal tasting as well.
We visited and toured Château Branaire-Ducru Chateau winery and vineyards during our St Julien Bordeaux Wine Experience in 2019.
Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac 2010
As we then moved to the dinner courses we opened a selection of California Bordeaux varietals and blends, starting with Linda’s stuffed mushrooms followed by chopped wedge dinner salad.
Linda then served grilled Tomahawk Rib-eye beefsteaks with a medley of
grilled vegetables – corn, brussel sprouts, carrots and haricot verts,
scalloped potatoes and onions.
Linda then served grilled Tomahawk Rib-eye beefsteaks with a medley of grilled vegetables – corn, brussel sprouts, carrots and haricot verts, scalloped potatoes and onions.
Flight of California Bordeaux varietals and red blends –
Chateau St Jean Cinq Cepages Red Blend 1997
We visited Chateau St Jean in Sonoma and did a Reserve Private Tasting with Dr Dan and Bill during our Napa Sonoma Wine Experience in 2017.
Peter Michel Les Pavots Red Blend 2011
Diamond Creek Diamond Mountain Gravelly Meadow Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
We did a private tasting with Bill and Beth during our Diamond Mountain Wine Experience – Diamond Creek Vineyards back in 2011, and then again with Bill and Beth and Dan for the Diamond Creek Open House 2015 Release Tasting in 2017.
Beaulieu Vineyards Georges De Latour Vineyard Napa Valley Red Blend 2009
Brandlin Mt Veeder Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
We were then joined by Ryan who brought a couple of big reds from Napa Valley and Dave who brought a classic Aussie Syrah.
Melka Matisse MontBleau Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Seven Apart Expedition 2018
To accompany and pare with the Melka I pulled from our cellar a vintage release for a vertical comparison.
Melka Metisse Napa Valley Red Blend 2000
Wine buddy Dave brought from his cellar this classic Australian Syrah signed by the producer.
Mollydooker Velvet Glove Syrah 2006
This signed bottle is especially appreciated as a special bottle as it is signed by
Mollydooker co-founder producer Sparky Marquis (who has since left the
business). Sparky is a personal friend and fellow racing enthusiast with a colleague and business associate, Peter F,
who manages Australia and the Asia Pac region in my business.
Linda served her delectable chocolate mousse with homemade profiteroles with fresh berries and whipped cream. To accompany the dessert course we pulled from the cellar an aged birthyear vintage port from Ryan’s birth year.
Warres’ Late Bottled Vintage Port 1982
As the evening progressed, to substantiate debates and claims and open questions about the Napa Valley the vintage years 2004 and 2005, the guys ventured back down to the cellar to pull a couple Napa Cabernets from those vintage years.
Darioush Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvigon 2004
This was somewhat special because we were first introduced to Darioush and first had a wine dinner together with Bill and Beth at Cress Creek Country wine dinner back around the milenium.
We all visited the Darioush Napa Valley Estate Winery Visit & Tasting during our ‘Pour Boys’ Sonoma/NapaValley Wine Experience back in 2017.
Paradigm Napa Valley Oakville Cabernet Sauvingnon 2005
hosted by owners Ren and Marilyn Harris back in 1999, as part of our Napa Valley Wine Experience 1999 and have been collecting this label every since.