The Start ...
|Opening the evening with a little Steller's Jay sparkling from Sumac Ridge|
|Looking over the menu waiting for our host and the man of the hour.|
|Meet Mathieu Mercier, Osoyoos Larose's new winemaker who took over|
in March 2013 after stints in Napa, Chile and Bordeaux.
|Mathieu's pedigree is that his family has been in the wine business "forever";|
he was also trained in Cognac (France).
|2010 Petales (surprise addition - only one bottle present)|
lighter, fruitier yet still with a powerful cedary side which detracts
from the fruit a little ... seemingly simplistic at this early date.
|2008 Le Grand Vin |
big and black fruited with intense raspberry, black cherry; thick and rich in the mouth,
aggressive wine that shows the alcohol - hoping it will settle with age.
|2009 Le Grand Vin |
This is the bomb: nose lures, palate intrigues, wine delivers
Great structure, nice acidity, well-rounded fruit; this continues
to get better and better the longer it's open and the more it's sipped.
|The Big Guns in Glass|
|Matzo Ball Soup |
chicken broth, shaved perigord truffle, parmigiano
|Grilled Striploin (bonus: fries and onion rings) |
chickpea fritter, bell pepper & chorizo sauce, chimichurri
|Michel Cluizel Chocolate Cake |
with s'more ice cream