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Wine Festival Dinner – Duckhorn Vineyards

Wine Festival Dinner – Duckhorn Vineyards

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On Wednesday, May 5, join us in welcoming the current winemaker from Duckhorn Vineyards, Bill Nancarrow!    Duckhorn Vineyards is well known to most that enjoy distinctive wines.  Founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in the late seventies, Duckhorn has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues to this day!

Duckhorn has always been known for it’s sumptuous Merlot and we will be sampling the newer Estate and Napa selections before tasting the single vineyard offerings from 1993 and 1998! Bill Nancarrow is a native of New Zealand and worked there as a winemaker until deciding to travel to the northern hemisphere to work with one of California’s top Merlot producers. He joined Duckhorn for the 2001 harvest, became the winemaker at Parradux in 2003 and was promoted to executive winemaker for all of Duckhorn in 2007!

“DUCKHORN” WINE DINNER
With Duckhorn Winemaker Bill Nancarrow
Culinary selections by Executive Chef Mark Swomley
Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 6:30 PM
$129 per person excluding gratuity

DUCKHORN SAUVIGNON BLANC’08

CHILLED SHELLFISH SALAD
Yuzu marinated Shrimp, Scallops, Crab and Clams served in a crisp Phyllo Cup
with Mustard Greens, Pomegranate Vinaigrette, Pine Nuts and Chevre

DUCKHORN “GOLDENEYE” PINOT NOIR’06

GRILLED LOIN OF LAMB
With a crisp Potato Cake, Wild Mushroom Sauté,
braised Spring Greens & Stilton Cream

DUCKHORN “ESTATE” MERLOT’05
DUCKHORN “NAPA” MERLOT’07

BRICHE CRUSTED VEAL SCALLOPINI
Layered with fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil and local Farmer’s Bacon and
topped with Beurre Blanc and Balsamic Vinaigrette.

DUCKHORN “THREE PALMS” MERLOT’93
DUCKHORN “HOWELL MOUNTAIN” MERLOT’98

SURF & TURF
Grilled Filet Mignon and creamy Lobster Tart
served with Rosemary Redskins, Baby Zucchini and Cabernet Glaze

DUCKHORN PARADUXX’06

CHOCOLATE DECADENCE
Rich Flourless Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing,
Caramel and Cherry-Mint Chutney