Sunday, October 7, 2018

Pour Boys Wine Group Fall 2018 Dinner

Pour Boys Wine Group Fall 2018 Dinner

For the Fall 2018 gala wine dinner of the Pour Boys wine group we hosted and served beef
tenderloin and grilled salmon with scalloped potatoes and roasted vegetables - carrots, brussel sprouts and haricot verts. Before dinner featured the usual broad selection of fresh fruits, artisan cheeses and hor d'ovres. John brought his usual selection of fine rare cheeses including a 21 year old aged cheddar and smoked gouda. Lyle and Terry brought a gorgonzola infused with pickled mushrooms. Eric and Cathy brought shrimp with St Elmo's Steakhouse Tangy Sauce infused with horseradish.

Dr Dan and Linda brought and grilled some lamb and beef sausages along with a Brunello Montalcino and the Chateauneuf. Lyle and Terry brought the Barbaresco and Lyle's classic contribution, a port, tonight Fonseca Vintage 2003.

The wine flight this evening was exceptional as usual, more diverse and tending towards lighter style wines than many of our sessions where big and bold brutes are often the course or theme.

Dearest friends Eric and Cathy brought the Yates Family and Godspeed Mt Veeder Cabs that we discovered together during our Napa Wine Experience Mt Veeder Experience 2011. Two special guest couples attended, Tom and Melissa, and Jorge and Leslie and all contributed some very special wines, the Dominus and Clos des Saint-Denis, and Marcassin and Kongsgaard respectively. John brought his usual imaginative and carefully selected labels - Clos Les Champs, Finger Lakes Riesling and the Ridge Monte Bello. Ernie brought a wonderful vegetable cheese dip and two extraordinary wines - Ornellaia and the Chassagne Montrachet.

For dessert Linda prepared her chocolate mousse with homemade profiteroles, homemade rum cake cupcakes and a selection of artisan chocolates.

The wines:

The white flight:

Clos Lanscomb Champagne 2006
Petit Fleur Williamsburg Winery Virginia Moscato Ottonel and Vidal Blanc 2017
Boundary Breaks Vineyards Finger Lakes Extra Dry Riesling 2016
Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet Les Champgains 1er Grand Cru  2012
Kongsgaard Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012

The Burgundy, Pinot flight, Tom's Joseph Drouhin Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru 2011 that they acquired at the winery during their trip to Burgundy, and Jorge's Marcassin, Three Sister's Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot 2009.

Italian, French flight:

Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello de Montalcino 1996 
Sori Paittin Barbaresco 2011
Ornellaia 2009
les Secret des Sabon Chateauneuf du Pape 2006

The  Bordeaux varietal flight: 

Yates Family Vineyards Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Godspeed Vineyards Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Ridge Vineyards California Monte Bello 1995
Dominus Napa Valley Red Blend 2000


The dessert flight:

Clos du Bourg Vouvray 1989
Doisy-Vedrines Sauterne 2005
Fonseca Vintage Port 2003