WINE SOCIETY DINNER AT THE ORIGINAL COPPER CELLAR ON CUMBERLAND FEATURING SPANISH REDS PAIRED WITH SPANISH TAPAS
Thursday, February 23, 6:30 p.m.
PRESENTATION: WHAT DOES “WINE BODY” MEAN?
Rodney Perry, Ashe’s W&S wine specialist, will discuss light, medium, and heavy/full bodied wine classifications. He will also describe each wine as it is being served.
2019 Evodia Garnacha, $12, 93 pts Fruit and Cheese Array
2020 Mary Taylor Navarra, $15, light body Spanish Fried Cauliflower Tapa
2015 Alberto Orte A Portela, $25, 93pts, medium body Shrimp and Chorizo Flatbread Tapa
2018 Lindes de Remelluri, $32, heavy body Pan con Tomate with a Marinated Pork Skewer Tapa
Spanish Churros with Fruit Dip
SEATING LIMITED TO 42 PERSONS
PRICE INCLUDES WINE, FOOD, GRATUITY, AND TAX
$100 for members and $100 for one guest.
$105 per person for additional guests or non-members. Reservations due by Monday, February 20, no refunds after February 20.
Ron Marcum, Board Member
My name is Ron Marcum. My wife, Pat, and I would like to invite you to join us for dinner at one of Knoxville’s oldest (1975) and most popular upscale restaurants, the Original Copper Cellar on Cumberland Avenue. Our private dining room is downstairs, where Pat and I will serve you an aperitif to sip while enjoying a fruit and cheese array with fellow oenophiles. The Spanish Tapas menu was prepared by Copper Cellar’s food specialist, Eric Morrison.
Spain is the third largest producer of wine in the world, the largest being Italy, followed by France. USA is the fourth. Major red wine grapes are Tempranillo (Spain’s signature grape), Garnacha, and Monastrell. Major white wine grapes are Albariño, Macabeo, and Palomino.
2019 Evodia Garnacha The wine is 100% Garnacha. Kirsch, blackberry, acacia flower, violet, and sandalwood notes give way to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully layered wine, with fabulous tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. This is the finest wine at this price in the world!
Jeb Dunnuck = 93/100
2020 Mary Taylor Navarra This wine is 100% Tempranillo, which is a grape more common in Rioja, but we love how it showcases the terroir here. There is no oak on this wine; it is fermented and aged in steel tanks and is not inoculated with outside yeasts.
Ashe’s rated = 91/100
2015 Alberto Orte A Portela The wine is made out of Mencia grapes grown in Valdeorras, A Portela showcases the high elevation, minerality, and generous sunshine of this storied appellation. A core of red fruit, with distinct and floral notes and impressive persistence and length.
James Suckling = 93/100
2018 Lindes de Remelluri Tempranillo grapes. Lots of ripeness with blackberry, fresh-mushroom, bark, and moss undertones. Full-bodied with powerful tannins, yet they have a pretty fruit coating and end with complexity and candidness.
Ashe’s rated = 93/100
Old adage: “Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy wine, which is sort of the same thing.”