JOIN US FOR A TRIP THROUGH THE RHONE VALLEY
AT BISTRO BY THE TRACKS

Wednesday, May 16.  6:30 PM

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

Chef Danny Wilhoit’s delectable fare accompanying Rhône Valley Wines

First Course
2015 Domaine de la Bastide Cotes du Rhône Blanc  ($13)

Grilled chicken with vanilla bean, Anise pear with Nickajack fondue

Second Course
2011 Series Lirac Rouge Cuvée,  ($18)

2010 Paul Jaboulet Aine Cotes du Rhône  ($26)

Roast duck breast with blackberries, risotto, Goat Feta

Third Course
2010 Xavier Gigondeas  ($30)

2010 Vacqueyras  ($30)

Spring ratatouille terrine

Fourth Course
2010 Xavier Vins “Cuvée Anonyme” Chateauneuf-du-Pape  ($52)

Pork tenderloin, Oyster mushrooms, baby potatoes, Pistachio butter

Dessert
Chocolate Torte, with berry jam and vanilla cream

Printable version of menu and comments


SEATING LIMITED TO 48 PERSONS
ALL PRICES BELOW INCLUDE
WINE, FOOD, GRATUITY AND TAX
$85 for member and $85 for one guest.
$90 per person for additional guests or non-members.
Reservations due by Sunday, May 13.
No refunds given after May 13.


JOIN US FOR A TRIP THROUGH THE RHONE VALLEY
AT BISTRO BY THE TRACKS

Harry Eblen, Board Member

2015 Domaine de la Bastide Côtes du Rhône Blanc 13% alc.  Dry white wine, 60% Viognier, 20% Roussanne, 20% Bourboulenc.  Domaine de la Bastide was originally a working farm within a Benedictine monastery operated by the Knights Templars until the French Revolution. Fresh and fruity with white flowers on the nose, and aged in oak barrels for 3 months to give it richness and structure.

2011 Segries Lirac Rouge Cuvée.  14.5% alc.  Made from 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 10% Mourvédre.  Dark garnet in color expressive of red fruits, spicy, with ripe tannins and a great finish.  Lirac is the southernmost cru in the Rhône Valley, isolated and certainly the least well known.  The wine has been cultivated here since ancient times, and the appellation has been an official Côtes du Rhône cru since 1947.

2010 Paul Jaboulet Aine Côtes du Rhône.  14.5% alc.  De Pere en Filles vineyard is situated on a terrace of rounded pebbles between Cairanne and Gigondas.  This sunny terroir, exposed to the Mistral wind, is particularly well-suited to the old vines, comprising 80% Grenache noir, Syrah and Mourvèdre.  Matured in cone-shaped wooden vats for 12 months, the wine gives off aromas of strawberry, fig and sweet spice with exceptional smoothness on the palate.

2010 Xavier Gigondas  14.5% alc.  Made from 100% Grenache and capable of aging at least 10-12 years.  Aromas of dark berry, with extremely concentrated juice on the palate.  This and the following wines were created by Xavier Vignon, consulting wine maker to several illustrious Rhône Valley estates since 1995.

2010 Xavier Vacqueyras. 14.5% alc.  Made from an unusual blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Mourvédre and 20% Grenache, most of it from the Plateau de Garrigue, near Sarrians in Vacqueyras.  This rich wine hints at blackberry, acacia and cassis. 

2010 Xavier “Cuvée Anonyme” Châteauneuf-du-Pape  14% alc.  Made from a blend of Grenache and Syrah. Received a 95 point rating from Robert Parker:  “This powerful rich 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape reveals an off the chart level of extract, lots of glycerin and copious black cherry, forest floor, lavender and graphite characteristics.  This full throttle red requires 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for two decades.”

NOTICE

Venues for July-December events will be selected at this month’s Board of Directors meeting.

A volunteer is needed to update and maintain our website, www.ws4et.com, starting this July.

The Board of Directors needs another member to replace one that recently resigned for health reasons.  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.