Dominique’s Kitchen in Redondo Beach is holding their first-ever winemaker dinner and they are doing so by supporting the local community. They have teamed up with Palos Verdes Estates winemaker Steve Arrowood of Montemar for a winemaker dinner on Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m. The menu will feature carefully selected pairings by the chef and special dishes not regularly available at the restaurant. The dinner will be intimate and guests will hear from the winemaker during each course. If you have not been to Dominque’s yet, this is the perfect opportunity to taste the cuisine that has been a pleasant surprise in the South Bay.
Reservations can be made by calling 424-247-9054. $68pp
2011 Monterey Chardonnay
This wine from the Scheid vineyard was 50% barrel fermented in generally neutral oak with the balance fermented in stainless steel. The wine then spent nine months in neutral French oak barrels.
2012 Santa Barbara County Rose
This wine is a blend of Syrah (25%) and Grenache (75%) The Syrah was the Saignee from several different vineyard lots, Watchhill, Mcginley and Thompson. The Grenache is from Watchhill. All fruit came from vineyard blocks where we have contracted for a specific block (rows) for more than a decade. The wine spent a six months in neutral French oak barrels.
Rack of lamb with Dijon mustard & parsley crust
2011 Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir
This wine is a blend of two great vineyard sources Rio Vista (50%) and La Encantada (50%) All fruit came from vineyard blocks where we have contracted for a specific block (rows) and direct the specific farming practices utilized. The wine spent a 18 months in 35% new French oak tight grained barrels with the balance being two or three times used.
Cheese plate – 3 cheese
2009 Santa Barbara County Syrah
This is 100% Syrah from the Watchhill vineyard. All fruit came from vineyard blocks where we have contracted for a specific blocks (rows) for more than a decade. The wine spent a 18 months in 50% new French oak tight grain barrels with the balance being two or three times used. The wine was bottled unfiltered.
Freshly Brewed Coffee
- The Grapes of Summer: Pinot Noir (redwinelovers.com)
- California, Santa Barbara County & Wine – Part 1: Oakville Sommelier (oakvillenews.org)
- Sonoma Designer Reinvents French and American Oak Wine Barrels Upcycling into Illuminated Pieces of Art (prweb.com)