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Wente Wine Dinner Tonight!

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Join us TONIGHT, June 20 as we welcome a fifth generation Winemaker, Karl Wente, to The Carlton to celebrate his outstanding selections from the Livermore Valley!

Wente Vineyards is an historic winery – spawning the Chardonnay clone that is used to make over 80% of the Chardonnay’s in California! It is certainly rare that a winery could stay in the family through five generations, but Karl and his sister are firmly at the helm and Karl is responsible for wine that would make all of his predecessors proud – including some 90+ point selections!   Karl is only 33, but after earning a chemical engineering degree from Stanford and two master’s degrees in viticulture and food science from UC Davis he was well prepared to take over the families vineyard and winemaking responsibilities.  Representing a new breed, Karl is charismatic young winemaker who has been known to survey his vineyards aboard his motorcycle or on horseback and he spends his free time playing in a band called “The Front Porch!”  We will be sampling 8 of his selections, including The Nth Degree Cabernet – a rare Cabernet that is derived from vineyards farmed to the Nth Degree!  Please join us for this exceptional evening!

“WENTE VINEYARDS” SPECIAL WINE DINNER

With Proprietor & Winemaker Karl Wente
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
Monday, June 20, 2011 – 6:30 p.m.

$99 per person – excluding Taxes & Gratuity

WENTE LIVERMORE VALLEY “LOUIS MEL” SAUVIGNON BLANC ’09

CHILLED SESAME SEARED TUNA

With Almond-Napa Slaw, Wasabi Whipped Crème and Mandarin Orange-Agave Vinaigrette

WENTE LIVERMORE VALLEY“MORNING FOG” CHARDONNAY ’08

WENTE ARROYO SECO, MONTEREY “RIVA RANCH” CHARDONNAY’08

BUTTER ROASTED LOBSTER TAIL

With Crab Whipped Potatoes, Smoked Tomato Cream and Shrimp-Mango Chutney

WENTE ARROYO SECO, MONTEREY “RELIZ CREEK” PINOT NOIR ’07

VENISON LOIN

With Braised Fingerling Hash, Tomato-Caramelized Onion Sauté
and grilled Artichoke Butter

KARL WENTE LIVERMORE “THE Nth DEGREE”
CABERNET SAUVIGNON ’06

WENTE LIVERMORECHARLES WETMORE”
CABERNET SAUVIGNON ’07

WENTE LIVERMORE VALLEY “SOUTHERN HILLS”
CABERNET SAUVIGNON ’08

FILET MIGNON

With Chevre Risotto Cake, Pickeled Red Onion,

grilled Carrot, Cabernet Demi Glaze & Roast Shallot Butter

WENTE PETITE SIRAH PORT

MOLTON CHOCOLATE CAKE

With Raspberry Drizzle