NOVEMBER 2010 Rideau Vineyard’s Annual Creole Holiday Party Saturday, December 11, 2010 7-10p.m. Wine Club Members - $65 • Non Members - $80 A Joyous Celebration of Food, Music and Great Wines Gourmet Appetizers: * Artisan Cheese Platter * Crab Cakes with Basil Aioli Sauce * Baby Lamb Chops with Tomato Chutney Encrusted with Rosemary & Parmesan * Green Salad * Crawfish & Shrimp Etouffée * An Assortment of Mini Desserts * Gourmet Coffee Jazz Entertainment by Jeanne Tatum Reser vations Marlen: 805.688.0717 x3 November ShipmeNt WiNeS With its deep dark color, bold flavor and firm tannins, Petite % 50FF Sirah, also known as “Durif ”, is a grape that makes quite an case specials impression. The name “petite” de- O 2007 rives from the small berry clusters Petite Sirah Central CoaSt 2007 peTiTe siRaH that this varietal produces, result- Reg. case price ($38 Btl) - $456 a classic example of Petite Sirah, this muscular red offers up a core of dark, bramble fruit, mushrooms, forest floor and leather. Decant before serving. ing in a beautiful deep amethyst Discount price - $228 Iris Rideau, Vintner Andrés Ibarra, Winemaker color. Our 2007 Petite Sirah is quite an exemplary one. The 805.688.0717 www.rideauvineyard.com Produced & Bottled By 2007 nose of this wine offers up notes rideau Vineyard, SolVang, california 2007 cHaRDonnay 15.5% Alc. by Vol. GOVERNMENT WARNING: Petite Sirah (1) ACCORDING TO THE SURGEON GENERAL, WOMEN SHOULD NOT Central Coast DRINK ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES DURING PREGNANCY BECAUSE OF of plum and blackberry. The THE RISK OF BIRTH DEFECTS. (2) CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IMPAIRS YOUR ABILITY TO DRIVE A CAR OR OPERATE MACHINERY, AND MAY CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS. CONTAINS SULFITES Bien naciDo vineyaRDs Composition: 100% Petite Sirah mid-palate is rounded and lush Reg. case price ($35 Btl) - $420 with flavors of blueberry pie and Aging: 28 Mo - 30% New French Oak melted chocolate. We recommend Discount price - $210 decanting this wine before serving 2007 to allow the muscular tannins of Chardonnay Bien naCido Vineyards santa BarBara CoUnty the wine to soften. Age up to 7 sourced from one of California’s most iconic vineyards, this flagship Chardonnay is integrated and balanced, with memorable notes of toasted almonds, crushed wet rocks and tupelo honey. years. Iris Rideau, Vintner Andrés Ibarra, Winemaker VIVA Nestled in the Santa Maria 2007 Valley, the iconic Bien Nacido Produced & Bottled By rideau Vineyard, SolVang, california 15.3% Alc. by Vol. Chardonnay Bien nacido Vineyards Vineyards is home to our 2007 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay which has become Composition: one of our flagship white wines. New Wine-on-Tap Program 100% Chardonnay Aged 18 months in 20% French W Aging: 18 Mo - 20% New French Oak Oak and 80% neutral oak barrels, e are pleased to announce our wine-on- our Chardonnay is the perfect tap program, which will begin during the balance between French Chablis and buttery California Char- month of December – just in time for the donnays. Integrated and balanced, this wine exudes flavors of holidays! Imagine inviting your friends and family over crisp green apple and tupelo honey. The subtle hint of French for wine & tapas and perfectly evoking old world Europe new oak provides an elegant and creamy finish. Pair with triple- by placing a carafe of wine at the center of the table. It’s cream brie and wow your guests at your next dinner party! a communal gesture that speaks of goodwill, good times, and good company. NOVEMBER GIFT WINE Speaking of the old world, a little slice of it can be found in New Orleans, where Iris, as a child, would sit at 2009 RIESLING Riesling 2009 la PResa VineyaRds the dinner table each Sunday, enveloped by the warmth of family all around her. Iris remembers her grandmother santa ynez Valley Our new-world style, off-dry Riesling show- Our new world-style, off dry Riesling showcases bright tropical fruit flavors and a crisp acidity. cases bright tropical fruit flavors and a crisp With a slight chill, this is the ideal sipping wine. Iris Rideau, Vintner Andrés Ibarra, Winemaker going down to the cellar to fill her favorite jug with wine acidity. With a slight chill, this is the ideal sipping wine. just before dinner. She would then place the beautiful antique pitcher on the table - now filled to the brim 2009 Composition: 100% Riesling Produced & Bottled By rideau Vineyard, SolVang, california Aging: 100% Stainless Steel with wine - and the meal could officially begin. In those 11.6% alc. by VOl. Riesling la Presa Vineyards Santa Ynez Valley days, even the children were allowed a little glass of their own wine (usually watered down). These fond memories formed the foundation of Iris’ interest in wine and food pairing. Now, in keeping with the “green” trend, our wine- DECEMbEr shipMEnt WinEs on-tap program provides you with a fun, economical, 2006 ‘Iris’ Chateau Duplantier: this rhône-inspired blend and sustainable way to deliver our premium wines from of syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre is typical of iris’ the winery straight to your table. These wines, available elegant style of wine making, with its trademark notes of exclusively in our Tasting Room, are hand-selected by alluring hard spice and raspberries. our winemaker to occupy an ideal space where Rideau quality meets affordability. The program offers a ½ gallon 2009 Estate roussanne - Abundant notes of honeysuckle and ripe pear complete this charming white wine. serve glass “Growler” that can be filled for $30 and then re- when chilled with light fare or as a sipping wine. filled for $25, as often as you like. Cellar Club Members will receive a 10% discount. Holiday Gift Packages Siempre Barcelona Nights 1-btl 2009 Albariño 2-btls 2007 Tempranillo 1-btl 2007 Caren’s Cuvée 2-jars Carmel Brandy Sauce 3-jars of select gourmet tapenades 1-jar Merlot Fudge Sauce Packaged in a holiday gift box Packaged in a holiday gift box Retail: $112.47 Retail: $106.85 Club Member: $101.22 Club Member $96.17 Estate Red Wines Select Wine Gift Box 1-btl 2007 Estate Grenache 2007 Lagniappe 1-btl 2007 Estate Syrah 2008 Fleur Blanche 1-btl 2007 Estate Mourvedre Packaged in a holiday gift box Package in a holiday gift box Retail: $53.00 Retail: $130.00 Club Member: $47.70 Club Member $117.00 Gift Certificates Available SHIPMENT WINE & FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS Prize Winning Baby Back Ribs ARTISAN CHEESES TO PAIR WITH INGREDIENTS: 2007 CHARDONNAY 1 Tbsp. ground cumin 1 Tbsp. chili powder 1 Tbsp. paprika salt and pepper to taste 3 lbs. baby back pork ribs 1 cup barbecue sauce PREPARATION: Preheat grill for high heat. In a small jar, combine cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Close the lid and shake to mix. Trim the membrane sheath from the back of each rack. Run a small, sharp knife between the membrane and each rib, and snip off the membrane as much as possible. Sprinkle as much of the rub onto Cantal: Semi-hard cow’s milk cheese from France both sides of the ribs as desired. To prevent the ribs from becoming Havarti: Semi-soft cow’s milk cheese from Denmark too dark and spicy, do not thoroughly rub the spices into the ribs. Store the unused portion of the spice mix for future use. Asiago: Hard cow’s milk cheese from Italy Place aluminum foil on lower rack to capture drippings and prevent Humbolt Fog: Soft goat’s milk cheese from Arcata, California flare-ups. Lightly oil grate and lay ribs on top rack of grill. Reduce heat to low, close lid and leave undisturbed for 1 hour. Do not lift lid. Talegsio: Semi-soft cow’s milk cheese from Italy Brush ribs with barbecue sauce and grill an additional 5 min. Serve Mozzerella: Soft buffalo milk cheese from Italy ribs as whole rack or cut and pile individually on a platter Enjoy with a glass of 2007 Petite Sirah!
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