Our complimentary wine tasting will consist of Alexander Valley Vineyards Single Vineyard Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 as well as Bedrock Wine Co. Bedrock Heirloom 2010. The Alexander Valley Cabernet comes from a single vineyard with morning coastal fogs and warm, sunny days that are ideal growing conditions for cabernet. The product of a long, cool growing season that helped concentrate the flavors in the fruit, this wine offers notes of plum and black cherries.
The Bedrock heirloom is roughly a mix of 55% Zinfandel, 25% Carignane, 11% Mourvedre, and 9% Syrah from the Bedrock Vineyard which was planted in 1888. Elegant and powerful at the same time! From the winemaker: "The Bedrock Heirloom Wine comes from the 120 year old vines at my vineyard in Sonoma Valley. It is composed of 18 different interplanted, field-blended, varietals of which Zinfandel and Carignan are dominant...It represents an absolutely unique blend of varietals found in the oldest vineyards in the state (of which Bedrock is one of the oldest)."
Our friends over at C'est Cheese will be providing an Etorki to pair with the Bedrock Heirloom. The Etorki is a wash rind sheep's milk cheese from the Basque region of France that boasts a creamy, supple, textured cheese that melts on the tongue. The Satori Servecchio is a Parmesan-style cheese produced in Wisconsin, made from cow's milk and aged for at least 15 months. This cheese has won the American Cheese Society's "Best in Show". It has a rich flavor of walnuts and notes of caramel and will pair nicely with the Alexander Valley Cabernet.