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Duckhorn & Frog’s Leap Wine Dinner – Aug. 26

Duckhorn & Frog’s Leap Wine Dinner – Aug. 26

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Join us when we welcome Vintage Import’s Lee Kuehn to present a comparison dinner featuring the wines from Duckhorn Vineyards and Frog’s Leap Winery!   Frog’s Leap and Duckhorn are examples of outstanding Napa Valley Wineries that are remembered after their products are sampled.  Dan & Margaret Duckhorn founded their winery in 1976 and achieved almost cult like status in Napa.  Dan is a good friend and I have enjoyed a few wonderful afternoons sampling his wares.

Like Frog’s Leap, his wines are all about the soil, producing classic Bordeaux like varietals.  Frog’s Leap, located in Rutherford is an organic winery that has been using sustainable farming methods long before it became fashionable.  We will sample nine outstanding wines, so get out of the heat and come to our super “cool”, newly remodeled restaurant for some Friday evening fun!

Duckhorn-Frog’s Leap Wine Dinner
With Vintage Imports Lee Kuehn
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
Friday, August 26, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. 

$109 per person – excluding Taxes & Gratuity  

DUCKHORN NAPA SAUVIGNON BLANC’09

BUTTER BRAISED LOBSTER TAIL
With chilled Carrot Bisque, Napa-Fennel Slaw and Chili Crème Fraiche

FROG’S LEAP NAPA CHARDONNAY’09
DUCKHORN RUSSIAN RIVER “MIGRATION” CHARDONNAY’09

SEAFOOD RISOTTO “CROQUETTE”
Baby Shrimp, steamed Clams and Oysters in a crisp Risotto Cake
with Sweet Corn Broth, Pepper Coulis and Parmesan

FROG’S LEAP NAPA MERLOT’08
DUCKHORN NAPA MERLOT’08

VEAL SCALLOPINE
Pan sautéed and served with Spinach Gnocchi tossed with Prosciutto,
Chanterelles, charred Tomatoes and Tomato-Vodka Cream

DUCKHORN NAPA “DECOY” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’09
FROG’S LEAP NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’08
DUCKHORN NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’07

FILET MIGNON
With Truffle Whipped Potatoes, Artichoke & Spinach stuffed Tomato,
Morel Demi-Glaze and Red Wine braised Cremini Mushrooms

FROG’S LEAP NAPA LE GRENOUILLE ROUGANTO ROSE’10

CRÈME BRULEE
With fresh Berries