I’d like to say I wasn’t worried when Tim said he knew how to shuck oysters, but I did have my doubts. Nevertheless, we decided to go with it. Fresh shucked oysters to pair with our 2006 Pinot blanc was a pairing too good to pass up. And I have to give it to him, he was almost as good as the pairing itself!
For those of you who made it out to the winery for the pick up party, this will be a nice little walk down memory lane. For those of you who could not attend…the food was terrible and you didn’t miss a thing…
(Meghan beams in awe of great the new 2007 Cuvée A Pinot noir tastes)
We paired the 2006 Pinot blanc with fresh shucked Fanny Bay oysters and a champagne vinegar mignonette. The new release 2007 Cuvée A Pinot noir is amazing, and it paired really well the white bean and smoked ham crostini. I’m really excited to have had the chance to share this wine with our guests. Just for good measure I also opened up some 2007 Chardonnay, a tasting room exclusive, and a few bottles of 2002 Rainbow Ridge Vineyard Pinot noir from the library. Once we gave it a little time in the decanter, it really showed its staying power. By the end of the afternoon people’s palates were ecstatic with the selections and I think it’s safe to say, everyone had a great time.
Thanks to Meghan, Alisha, Julie (even with an injured foot), Danielle, Tim, and Sarah for all your hard work to make this event so much fun for everyone who attended. More importantly, thank you to all of you who came out and let us show you how we like to party.