SHARE A TASTE OF RUTHERFORD WINES
AT SEASONS

Sunday, July 15, 6:30 P.M.

Reservations for this event are currently sold out. Please call 865-675-8960 to be placed on a waiting list.

Chef Deron Little has created a special menu for this evening’s tasting

Greeter
Sparkling Wine Wycliff Brut ($6)

First Course
2016 Round Pond Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc ($19)
Quick seared jumbo sea scallop, apricot cous cous and fried plantain

Second Course
2015 Round Pond Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon ($52)
Quail breast, Boursin chicken mousse, truffled arugula with tomato couli

Third Course
2013 St. Supery Rutherford Merlot ($44)
Roasted veal loin, parmesan polenta, grilled eggplant, rosemary demi sauce choron

Dessert
Sorbet cake, fresh fruit

Printable version of menu and comments


SEATING LIMITED TO 40 PERSONS
ALL PRICES BELOW INCLUDE
WINE,FOOD,GRATUITY AND TAX
$75 for member and $75 for one guest
$80 per person for additional guests or non-members
Reservations due by Tuesday, July 10th
No refunds given after July 10th



SHARE A TASTE OF RUTHERFORD WINES
AT SEASONS

Arlen Bee, Board Member

A special thanks to Chef Deron Little for this special evening. The wine is provided by Thad Cox, of Ashe’s Wine and Spirits


Rutherford is an AVA within Napa Valley. It is located south of St. Helena and immediately north of Oakville. It truly is in the heart of Napa Valley and noted for its earthy flavors which are complemented by opulent fruit richness.


TASTING NOTES

Wycliff Brut
    The Greeter wine is from Napa but not Rutherford.  This sparkling wine tastes of ripe apple and pear with hints of honey and citrus. It has a light body and mouth feel with a crisp finish. The primary grape is French Columbard.


Round Pond Estate – Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc - 2016
    This grape is picked three different times to provide a variety of flavors. The overall focus is on achieving a certain purity of fruit. There are aromas of honeydew melon, and key lime zest.  The first taste provides an impression of silkiness with hints of ripe pear and white peach. There is also a lingering finish of green apples and lemon meringue. A truly fruit filled wine.


Round Pond Estate – Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon – 2015
    This is a great mid-weight cabernet showing firm body throughout. There are crisp flavors and lively acidity at the beginning. A variety of berries appear throughout the tasting and there are layers of coffee and dark chocolate at the finish. There is definitely some Rutherford dust to be found in the wine. It is 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot.
Wine Enthusiast - 91


St. Supery - Rutherford Merlot – 2013
    This is not your typical California Merlot. This is a full bodied wine with great mouth feel and flavors.  Some of the reviews talk of the flavors of black plums, blackberries and hints of raspberry, mocha, vanilla and toasted oak flavors throughout. Again an example of what Rutherford dust can do for a wine. It is 94% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc.  Wine Spectator - 90

NOTICE

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The Board of Directors needs members to replace some who recently left the Board.  Contact Alan Hitchcock, president@ws4et.com for information.

RESERVATIONS AND PROCEDURES

Call the Wine Society Answering machine at 675-8960 or e-mail reserve@ws4et.com.  State clearly your name, your membership number, the event(s) you wish to attend and the number of reservations you are requesting.  Then, promptly mail your check with this form to: The Wine of East Tennessee, Post Office Box 52861, Knoxville, TN  37950-2861 or use PayPal to pay to wset@ws4et.com. Or fill out the Reservation form on line and either mail in your check (with form) or pay using PayPal.