8-Course Dinner with Wine Pairings: 5:00pm – 7:30pm in Bouley at Home
$425 + Gratuity & Tax
Join us for an intimate food and wine experience at our Chef’s Counter in Bouley at Home. Wine Director, Olivier Flosse, will showcase premium wines paired with a special tasting menu curated by Chef David Bouley. A bi-monthly series to enjoy rare vineyards and vintages with an exclusive nutrient-dense multi-course menu. Limited to only 8 guests, you will gain unparalleled direct access to one of the top sommeliers, while learning what makes a spectacular wine, why certain ingredients enhance the taste and how intelligent wine pairings interact with food to define fine dining.
Sample some of the finest rare wines in the world while gaining a deeper understanding of the vintage as a whole and the individual terroirs:
Wednesday, February 12th enjoy extremely rare wines, focused on AMERICAN BEAUTY wines with such fabled names as:
Château Montelena, Napa Valley, Chardonnay, 2014: Ripe peach, pear and cloves dominate the nose amidst a flurry of floral and honeysuckle notes. There’s a wonderful fullness and weight on the palate punctuated by ripe melon, green apple, and fresh citrus. The oak contribution remains subtle with a hint of vanilla and baking spice. The density of the wine is readily apparent as grilled pineapple, lychee and a rich creaminess lingers.
Critic Review: “This is a dreamy creamy white founded in stony mineral and juicy acidity that shows a mix of baked apple, pineapple and melon. A tease of green olive provides a briny, salty edge to its tense balance. A lingering hint of vanilla oak figures prominently on the lengthy floral finish.”
Peter Michael, ”Ma Belle-Fille”, Knights Valley, Chardonnay, 2014: Aromas of stone, dried peaches and apples. Hints of minerals. Sicilian lemons. Green tea undertones. Full body yet bright and focused. Fantastic center palate. Condensed and impressive. Very long and flavorful.
Critic Review: “The 2014 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille is one of the most exuberant wines in this range. Rich, creamy and voluptuous, Ma Belle-Fille emphasizes buttery and honey notes, along with an unctuous expression of Chardonnay. The 2014 Chardonnays are the highlights in this range from Peter Michael and winemaker Nick Morlet. The Chardonnays are rich and sumptuous – in classic Peter Michael style – yet also retain quite a bit of freshness.”
Aubert, “Lauren Vineyard”, Sonoma Coast, Chardonnay, 2014: Green apple, apricot, and kiwi with a stable backbone of minerality and a hint of oak. One of the best Aubert’s.
Critic Review: “Smooth, delicious and amazing. Citrus on the smell and pineapple on the taste. Simply a perfect wine to drink.”
Marcassin, “Marcassin Vineyard”, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir, 2010: Deep plum/ruby/purple-colored to the edge, it offers notes of boysenberries, mulberries and a hint of raspberries. The site’s minerality is well-positioned in the full-bodied flavors which continue the blue fruit invasion, so to speak, but with more forest floor and composty notes, and a complex, northern Cote de Nuits Vosne-Romanee or Morey-St.-Denis personality expressed in the gorgeous fruit.
Critic Review: “A mature Pinot, moderately rich and fleshy in texture, highlighted by blueberry, raspberry and blackberry flavors that gain depth and remain expansive. Ends with a splash of anise, fresh earth and dried herb. Finishes long and elegant.”
Hyde De Villaine, Ygnacia, Carneros, Pinot Noir, 2017: Los Carneros is one of California’s oldest and most celebrated viticultural areas. One of the most popular wines and top ten most expensive wines from Carneros.
Tasting Notes: “Rose petal and wild raspberry aromas entice as deeper hues of green tea, herbes de Provence and Bing cherry burst from the glass. Tart strawberry and blood orange flirt across the palate as subtle flavors of sandalwood and seashell develop. Supple tannins and integrated acidity not only allow for approachability, but also promise future age-ability.”
Ridge Vineyard, Monte Bello, Santa Cruz, 2012: Saturated ruby. Ripe cassis, blackberry, violets, licorice, wet stone, oak spice. Strong blackberry fruit on entry; superb full body; structured, velvety tannins; toasty oak; crushed-limestone minerals; long, intense finish.
Critic Review: “A beautifully structured wine, with firm acidity and tannins that show grip and grit amid a core of dense, tense currant and blackberry fruit, turning juicy. Those seeking classic old-school Cabernet will embrace this.”
Turley, Hayne Vineyard, Petite Syrah, Napa Valley, 2013: The Hayne Petite Syrah was planted in 1953 by Otty Hayne while he was home from college, along with his father. All head-trained, dry-farmed and organic, this Petite Syrah is one of the most unique wines in California. Powerful and inky in its youth, the wine becomes more feminine and refined with age.
Critic Review: “Really excellent – very sharp intense black cherry then…Smooth and long finish.”
This is a partial listing of wines to be tasted at the Dinner.