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Member’s Journal, Volume 45, Number 9, September 2021

 

CALHOUN’S ON THE RIVER
PRESENTS “BACK TO NORMAL” WITH LATE SUMMER CALIFORNIA WINES
Sunday September 26, 6:00 p.m. (Appetizer), 6:30 p.m. (Dinner)

Appetizer/Greeter
Assorted Gourmet Cheeses Including Mezzaluna Fontina, Gouda, Grand Cru, 4-year Cheddar, Buttermilk Blue Affinée & Strawberries
Klinker Brick Albariño, 2016 (Lodi, California)
90 Points, Wilfred Wong & 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast ($13.99)

First Course
Fresh Marinated Tomato & Basil Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze Served on a Toast Round with Garlic Boursin Cheese
Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvée Red Blend, 2017 (Sonoma County)
93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck ($17.99)

Second Course
Field Green Salad, Lightly Tossed in Citrus Vinaigrette with Strawberries, Feta Cheese, Candied Pecans, and Dried Cranberries
Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc, 2013 (North Coast, California)
91 Points, Wilfred Wong & 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast ($12.99)

Third Course
Filet Oscar, 7 oz. Filet & Crab Cake with Asparagus & Hollandaise Sauce
Wente Cabernet Charles Wetmore Vineyard, 2018 (Central Coast, California)
93 Points, Tasting Panel & 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast ($26.99)
and
Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay, 2018 (Central Coast, California)
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast ( $12.99)

Fourth Course
Cherry Tart
J. Lohr Pure Paso, 2018 (Central Coast, California)
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast ($24.99)


SEATING LIMITED TO 40 PERSONS
ALL PRICES INCLUDE WINE, FOOD, GRATUITY, AND TAX
$ 84 for member and $ 84 for one guest.
$89 per person for additional guests or non-members.
Reservations due by Sunday, September 19. No refunds given after September 19.

William J. Walters, Board Member

THE WINES


Klinker-Brick Albariño, 2016 (Lodi, California)
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
The 2016 Klinker Brick Albariño is a bright, fresh, acid driven wine, perfect for hot days by the pool and perfectly paired with any cheese and seafood dish. Once in the glass, you will notice strikingly floral aromas with hints of lychee. A mid palate richness and mouthwatering acidity enhance flavors of white store fruit, fleshy-peach and spring melon flavors. The finish is clean with notes of lemon and apricot. A unique varietal suited to the Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc drinker alike.

Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvée Red Blend, 2017 (Sonoma County, California)
93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
A Bordeaux-inspired red that blends Merlot, Cabernet, and affordability into a highly drinkable wine that's appreciated by the contemplative connoisseur and the casual imbiber. The 2017 vintage is a plush and full-bodied version of our Mountain Cuvée with assertive structure complemented by a delicate fresh red fruit character. You'll notice aromas of Red Earth, Dragon Fruit, and Goji berries, followed by flavors of chocolate-covered cherries, crème de cassis, and strawberry preserves.  Balanced, robust, and smooth, this wine can be enjoyed on its own or paired with wood-fired pizza, backyard burgers, or a myriad of cuisines.
Blend: 41% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc

Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc, 2013 (North Coast, California)
91 Points, Wilford Wong/Wine.com & 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
This wine has delicious aromas and flavors of grapefruit, peach, melon, lychee, lemon grass, lime zest, lemon chiffon, and floral notes, with a hint of minerality. The Fumé Blanc has bright acidity and crisp freshness from the cool, stainless steel tank fermentation, while the subtle oak character from neutral French oak barrels adds body, complexity, and depth.  Fumé Blanc pairs well with simple seafood and poultry dishes and also holds up nicely with veal and pork. This wine has lively flavors that go well with spicy and ethnic cuisines such as Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Mexican, and Southwestern dishes.

Wente Cabernet Charles Wetmore Vineyard, 2018 (Livermore Valley, Central Coast, California)
93 Points, Tasting Panel & 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast
The 2018 Wente Charles Wetmore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful representative of the single vineyard it’s grown in: notes of earth and cocoa dust are complemented by spice and dark fruits, such as blackberry. Concentrated and deep, this velvet-textured wine soothes the palate and brings out rich black-cherry and black-currant flavors. Although well packed with fruit and subtle spices, it has well-integrated tannins and a long finish.
Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petite Sirah, 8% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec

Wente Vineyards Morning Fog Chardonnay, 2018 (Livermore Valley, Central Coast, California)
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
The 2018 Morning Fog Chardonnay bursts with aromatics of melon and green apple complemented by hints of toasty oak and vanilla from barrel aging. This wine is balanced with hints of vanilla and citrus on the palate, finishing with a nice lingering minerality and natural acidity to create a beautiful wine.                                                      
Blend: 98% Chardonnay, 2% Gewurztraminer

J. Lohr Pure Paso, 2018 (Paso Robles, Central Coast, California)
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Composed primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, the second vintage of this tremendous blend delivers a rich, bright perfume of boysenberry preserves, cashew, and milk chocolate. Licorice, and slate are indulgent flavors that add to the round body, with a distinctly satiny mouthfeel that’s balanced by the sleekness of black-tea tannins. Power meets poise.
Blend: 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Petite Sirah, 2% Syrah, and 2% Malbec

 


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        or
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