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Amy’s Army Special Wine Dinner

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Amy’s Army ~ The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ~ The Carlton
Team up for a  5th Wine Dinner – February 26th 2010

The award winning Carlton Restaurant and the culinary  inspirations of Executive Chef Mark Swomley is matched up with 9 very rare and  fine wines in a 3 course feast. Seating is limited to 18 guests, so reserve  your seat early because they will go fast. Net proceeds to be donated to the  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Amy’s Army is proud to be  a Co-sponsor and assist in the quest for a cure and to raise awareness for the  National Marrow Donor Program in the ongoing search for a match.   Cost is $350 per person.

Chateau  Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2006 – WS 94 Release Price  $105
Densely layered, showing peach cobbler,  graham, heather, chamomile, almond and brioche flavors thatglide along the creamy-textured palate, with a long, smoke-tinged finish. Best from 2010  through 2021. –JM

Louis Latour  Corton Charlemagne 2006 – WE 95 Release Price $89
Power, density, huge richness – all the attributes you would  expect from a Corton-Charlemagne. With this being 2006, the ripe tropical  fruits are crispened with acidity which cuts through the impressive opulence  and ripeness.

Kistler “Hyde  Vineyard” Chardonnay 2006 – WA 93-95 Release Price  $70
“Lemon grass, orange blossom,  marmalade, and nectarine characteristics along with notes of buttered citrus,  peach, and wet stones are found in the 2006 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard. A  full-bodied, beautifully textured style suggest this beauty will drink nicely  for 5-7 years.” RP

Butter roasted  Petite Tail with Crab Whipped Potatoes
Lobster &  Caramelized Leek Ravioli with Smoked Tomato Cream
Chilled Lobster  Salad over Napa Slaw with Champagne Vinaigrete

Course  2
Joseph Phelps  Insignia 2002 – WS 96 #1 wine of the year 2005 Release Price  $150
A rich, polished, seductive style with  layers of complexity built around a dense, concentrated mix of currant,  blackberry, plum and exotic mocha- and cedar-scented oak. This mouthcoating  young wine is powerful yet elegant and deftly balanced, finishing with a long,  succulent aftertaste. Best from 2008 through 2014. –JL

M Chapouiter  Ermitage Le Pavillon 1999– WS 92 Release Price $330
A balanced gem. Aromatically reserved and full-bodied, it  unfolds mineral, wet earth and black fruit. Plenty of refined, ripe,  well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity. Firm finish has a long aftertaste.  Best from 2003 through 2010. –PM

Chateau Lynch  Bages 2000 – WS 96 Release price $125
This  is a superstructured wine with loads of plum, blackberry and licorice.  Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Gorgeous. Tight. Needs  time.–Lynch-Bages non-blind vertical. Best after 2010. –JS

Chateau la  Nerthe Chateauneuf du Pape 1998 – WS 90 Release price $35

Juicy and  forward, this is in prime drinking condition, offering dark, alluring plum,  fig, spice and licorice flavors, with a fleshy, structured finish. Drink now  through 2012.. –JM

Banfi Poggio  all’ Oro Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1993 – WS 93 Release Price  $125
This red from Italy is big, chewy and  delicious. Opens with beautiful, multidimensional aromas of ripe berries,  mushrooms and chestnuts, while on the palate, it’s full-bodied and very  velvety, with a long, long, fruity finish. Best after 2002.  –JS

Cracked Pepper and Mustard Seed grilled and served  with Roast Pepper & Chorizo Bread Pudding,
Balsamic Glzed Asparagus, Cabernet Demi Glaze and  Maytag Blue Cheese

Course 3

Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2001 – WS 100 #1 wine of  the year 2004 Release Price $80
Like lemon  curd on the nose, turning to honey and caramel. Full-bodied and very sweet,  with fantastic concentration of ripe and botrytized fruit, yet balanced and  refined. Electric acidity. Lasts for minutes on the palate. This is absolutely  mind-blowing. This is the greatest young Sauternes I have ever tasted. Best  after 2010. –JS

With  Chocolate Glaze Macadamia and Cherry Mint Relish