Tuesday, October 27, 6:30 PM

1st Course
Featuring Decoy Sparkling $25,  paired with:
Black Grouper and Key West Pink Shrimp Ceviche featuring
slivered Serrano peppers, micro cilantro
shaved radishes with orange, and key lime citronette

2nd Course
Featuring Duckhorn Chardonnay $30, paired with:
Jumbo Seared Sumac dusted Sea Scallops with coconut and saffron risotto,
carrot lox, and crisp Kimchi

3rd Course:
Featuring: Decoy Red Blend $18, paired with:
Merlot braised Cornish Hen with house-made duck ham,
soubise parmesan braised onions, and fondant potatoes

4th Course:
Featuring: Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon $53, paired with:
Oven roasted Dijon encrusted New Zealand Lamb Chop
with smoked polenta, grilled broccolini, and huckleberry demi-glace

5th Course:
Featuring: Decoy Rosé $20, paired with:
Crispy Neapolitan with Mountain Meadows nectarines,
raspberries, blackberries, and a passion fruit mascarpone cream

$140 for member and $140 for one guest.
$145 per person for additional guests or non-members.
 Reservations due by Friday, October 23.  No refunds given after Oct. 23.

Alan Hitchcock, President

To celebrate our 43rd year of success, the Wine Society of East Tennessee is hosting a special anniversary event with our newest member restaurant, T-Prime Steak and Seafood, at Avalon Country Club. We are featuring wine selections from the Duckhorn Vineyards of Napa Valley. Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent forty years establishing itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Napa Valley wines. T-Prime’s Chef Jon Mancuso, who is trained in classic French cooking, has served the wines during a previous private event, so the wine and food pairings have been expertly matched.  Our special guest is Lisa Sweeny, representing Duckhorn Winery, who will be joining us via video link from California to tell us about the winery and the wine selections during the evening.  T-Prime adheres to local safety regulations and each table is placed six feet apart with no more than ten people per table. 

 Tasting Notes

Decoy Sparkling – The debut Brut Cuvée is an enticing sparkling wine that offers alluring layers of baked apple, white peach, and orange zest, as well as aromatic hints of honeysuckle and vanilla.  On the palate, a delicate sweetness is perfectly balanced by bright acidity, which adds poise and energy to the lush, pure fruit flavors.  Varietal Composition:  49% Pinot Noir, 47% Chardonnay, 4% Pinot Meunier.

Duckhorn Chardonnay - This deliciously bright and inviting Chardonnay offers layers of apricot, citrus and green apple, as well as hints of fresh honeysuckle and cinnamon. On the palate, the lovely pure fruit flavors are underscored by delicate acidity and a supple richness from sur lie aging. Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay; Aged 10 months in 90% French oak (40% new), 10% stainless steel.

Decoy Red Blend - Rich and concentrated, this wine reveals voluptuous layers of blueberry, cassis, and dark chocolate. On the palate, hints of salted caramel and exotic spices add depth and complexity to the fresh fruit flavors, while carrying the wine to a long and silky finish. Varietal Content: 51% Merlot, 23% Zinfandel, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petite Sirah, 2% Petit Verdot; Cooperage: 85% French oak, 15% American oak.

Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon - Displaying the lushness and balance that define great Cabernet Sauvignon, this inviting wine features layers of blackberry, black cherry, and blueberry, along with notes of dark chocolate and fresh spearmint. On the palate, the bright, juicy fruit flavors are framed by rich, refined tannins that carry the wine to a long, satisfying finish. Varietal Composition: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 0.5% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Petit Verdot.

Decoy Rosé - This crisp and elegant Rosé displays enticing aromas of fresh-picked strawberries and honeydew melon, along with hints of orange blossom and guava. On the palate, it is bright and balanced, with layers of vibrant fruit and subtle notes of minerals and spice. Varietal Composition: 56% Syrah, 20% Vermentino, 16% Carignan, 8% Grenache; 100% stainless steel and 100% direct press.


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1. Fill out the Reservation form on line and either mail in your check (with form) or pay using PayPal,
2. Leave a message the Wine Society Answering machine at 896-3753 (note the new phone number) 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 through PayPal (You do not need a PayPal account).

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