WOW – lots of Rhone Rangers out there….we are SOLD OUT. If you would like us to put you on the wait list – please send an email. Thank you.
Introducing a new series of serious tastings created by wine enthusiast Jack Brice.
This is a pre-pay event – purchase your $55 tasting/dinner with the link below.
France’s Rhone region produces what many consider to be the most characterful, rustic and big wines in France. Join us to taste two Rhone whites and three Rhone reds, including the historic and hard to find 2007 Vintage of Chateau de Beaucastel. If you are interested in the flavors of the Rhone – you won’t want to miss this tasting/dinner.
We expect a fantastic dinner from our friends at e2 (probably something with Lamb this time) that will match wonderfully with the rustic Rhone wines.
Here’s our program
Wednesday October 30th
(Held at ‘e2’ in Highland Park 5904 Bryant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15206)
6:30 p.m. – Apps
6:45 p.m. – Introduction and tasting of five Rhone wines
Domaine de la Solitude, Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2012 – Southern Rhone White, exotic fruit flavors and clean finish
J.L. Chave Sélection Saint-Joseph Blanc Céleste 2011 (90pts IWC) – Northern Rhone White from Roussanne and Marsanne grapes, rich and deep with long finish
J.L. Chave Sélection Saint-Joseph Offerus 2010 (91pts IWC) – Syrah-based Northern Rhone Red, red fruit flavors, spicy and sleek
Chateauneuf du Pape Marquis Anselme Mathieu 2001 – Fully mature example of Chateauneuf du Pape red, 90% Grenache grapes, blended with 10% traditional Southern Rhone grapes (13 varieties permitted)
Chateauneuf du Pape Chateau de Beaucastel 2007 (96pts Robert Parker, 96pts Wine Spectator) – This is a serious and highly sought after wine – taste it with us and see if you agree with the critics!
7:15 p.m. – Dinner created by Chef Kate Romane
And be sure to save the date for the next tasting.
November 20 – New World Favorites