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March 31, 2011

Events in March - Flavor Art and Facebook Wine Meet Up

Despite rain storm and windy weather, we filled the table with anticipating guests for our 6th Flavor Art Winemaker Dinner on March 24. This month 6 course dinner was inspired by Ocean Treats.

Spicy Maki Roll with Dungeness Crab, Roe and Avocado
Paired with 2010 Pinot Gris, Mononi Vineyard, Russian River Valley (barrel sample)

Saffron and Feta Cheese Crusted Black Mussels
Paired with 2005 Syrah, Rockin R Ranch, Mendocino

First Course:
Lettuce Wrapped Ahi Tuna Ceviche
Paired with 2008 Tweek Block Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Second Course:
Squid and Octopus with Garlic Pasta, Kalamata Olives and Caramelized Red Onion
Paired with 2007 Rose, White Knight, Russian River Valley

Blackened King Salmon with Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Wilted Spinach and Bearnaise Sauce
Paired with 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Two Rock Block, Sonoma Coast

Fourth Course:
Espresso Triffle with "Zinfully" Poached Pear and Sea Salt Almond Flake
2009 Zinfandel, Carraro Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley (barrel sample)

Summer weather has now arrived to Sonoma Wine Country and we had a great gathering of people for tonight's Facebook WineMeet-Up at Vintage Wine Estate in Healdsburg on March 31st.

With Nancy Beeken, Tasting Room Manager

Click here to see more pictures on Facebook

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