Join Tony Hermann as he unveils our newly released 2011 Pinot Noir Vineyard Series from four critically acclaimed vineyards: Santa Rita Hills, Santa Lucia Highlands, Eola-Yamhill region of Oregon's Willamette and of course, our estate vineyard, HMR.
The once-in-a-100 year frost event of 2011 and the loss of 80% of our HMR Pinot crop were the impetus for us to search out different sites to augment our tiny home vineyard production. Now it is time to unveil these amazing wines, each from a region famed for Pinot Noir. The featured wines come from the Santa Lucia Highland, Santa Rita Hills, the Eola-Yamhill region of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, as well as the surviving Upper West block of Adelaida’s HMR Estate Vineyard.
This event will delve further into the mysteries of Pinot Noir, trying to connect the dots of this intriguing grape variety to its range of styles, from earthy-mushroomy to delicate rose petals and riper versions showing sweet dark cherry flavors.
Growing conditions, soil types, clones, winemaking techniques, all play a part in developing these diverse flavors. Adelaida’s resident Wine Educator, Tony Hermann will lead this sensory excursion, accompanied by food matching appetizers prepared by celebrated Guest Chef. Reservations required. RSVP today. $45/ $36 Wine Club Members.
2011 Pinot Noir Blend
Paired with Chef's Chicken & Pork Pate with Dried Cherry Jam & Crostini
2011 Left Coast Vineyard Pinot Noir
Paired with a Rustic Italian Ragu of Wild Boar, Lamb, Veal & Smoked Tomato tossed with Whole Wheat Rotini Pasta
2001 La Encantada Vineyard Pinot Noir
Paired with "Wild Salmon Wellington" Wild Salmon, Spinach & Mushroom Duxelle wrapped in Pastry Dough
2011 Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir
Paird with "Duo of Duck" Sliced Smoked Duck Breast with Bing Cherry Demi Glace, along side Duck Confit & Cranberry Bread Pudding
2011 HMR Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir
Paired with Roasted Game Hen, Smoked Sausage & White Bean Cassoulet