Friday, March 18, 2016

#Schramsberg Wine Dinner at DCC Fall 2015

This past October we attended another wine dinner, the last one we could attend for the year before the holidays began. What a wonderful dinner idea for members of the club where we could order all our sparkling wines to enjoy throughout the season!

There are many photos to share, so I won't bore you with the menu.

At the reception, we were served a 2011 Brut Rose' ($44), a flavorful, complex and dry making it perfect alone or with foods.

Each table was laden with a lazy susan full of fruits, cheeses, spreads and crackers.

The next sparkling wine served was a 1996 J. Schrams ($78). Of course I think all sparkling wines by Schramsberg is great alone. This wine is dedicated to the founder in 1862, Jacob Schrams.

This is the same wine as above but a different vintage, a 2006 J. Schram, ($120). Click on the link and read all about it! Very delicious!

The vineyards ended up in the hands of Jack and Jamie Davies in 1965 during a search for the sparkling dreams of owning property in the Napa Valley. They brought the 1870's Victorian home back to life and it is still lived in by his son and wife, who now run the winery.

With our other dinner courses we had the following wines from the Davies Vineyards.

2012 Ferrington Vineyards Pinot Noir ($55) from Anderson Valley. This wine was fabulous. As I reread the tasting notes, my mouth begins to water for it! Click on the name to read the notes from the winemaker.

2012 Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ($100). One word describes this wine! Lusciousness!

2011 Cremant Demi-Sec ($39), a favorite of the White House Presidents since Reagan. It's wonderful with desserts.

There's more to share about this dinner, but I should stop here and continue in a Part II blog.

Coming soon! What Aaron did with this sword!