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Jess Jackson Portfolio Wine Dinner – March 30

Jess Jackson Portfolio Wine Dinner – March 30

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Join us as we welcome Matt Mitchell and sample some of the best offerings from the extensive Wine Portfolio of Jess Jackson.  In the past 25 years, Jackson has gone from being an obscure and struggling winery owner (Kendall Jackson) to one of the dominant players in the California Wine industry.

Today, Jackson Wine Estates operates 24 wineries and vineyards around the world, selling 5 million cases of wine a year!  All of our offerings are rated above 90 points. Cambria “Julia’s Vineyard” Pinot Noir earned “93” points and was named Wine Enthusiast’s #1 Wine of the Year!  We open with a La Crema’s “90” rated Chardonnay and our Cabernet course pits the “93” rated Kendall Jackson “Hawkeye Mountain” versus the “92” rated Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon.  Another great California lineup you do not want to miss!

“JESS JACKSON PORTFOLIO” WINE DINNER

With Majestic Fine Wines Regional Manager Matt Mitchell
Culinary selections by Executive Chef Mark Swomley
Tuesday, March 30, 2009
$99 per person excluding gratuity

LA CREMA MONTEREY CHARDONNAY’07

LOBSTER-CRAB & SCALLOP GNOCCHI
Jumbo Lump Crab, Lobster & Scallops served over homemade Gnocchi
with Spinach, Caramelized Onions and Tomato-Ketel One Cream

CAMBRIA “JULIA’S VINEYARD” PINOT NOIR’06

SHORT RIBS
Oven braised and served with Cauliflower Mousse,
Demi-Glace, Manchego Cheese and grilled Chard

ARROWOOD RUSSIAN RIVER”SARALEE’S VINEYARD” SYRAH’04

GRILLED RED & GOLD BEETS
Served chilled with Panko crusted Black Currant infused Chevre,
Triple Berry Vinaigrette, local greens and toasted Almonds

KENDALL JACKSON HIGHLAND ESTATES “HAWKEYE MOUNTAIN”’05
ARROWOOD SONOMA COUNTY CABERNET SAUVIGNON’05

VENISON LOIN
Seasoned with Cracked Mustard & Cumin and served with Sweet Corn Cakes, Fennel Sausage Ragout, Smoked Paprika Butter and crisp Arugula

CAMBRIA “LATE HARVEST” VIOGNIER’08

CITRUS CRÈME NAPOLEON
Crispy sweet Phyllo layered with Lemon Crème, Mandarin Oranges,
Cherries and Cinnamon-Mint Whip Creme