Stems and Legs has been hard at work to add new food and wine pairing nights to the schedule. Our goal is to host a variety of food & wine pairing events starting with our first wine and spanish tapas night. Traditionally, Spanish wines are paired with Spanish tapas. But, as an added twist, this night will feature wines from Washington, Oregon, and Spain. This will give attendees a unique chance to see how well wines from our region stack up against wines from Spain.
We have sent invitations to a select few wineries to participate in this event & we are pleased to receive submissions from the following wineries:
Martinez & Martinez Winery 2009 Viognier (Horse Heaven Hills)
The 2009 Viognier from the prized Alder Ridge Vineyard is a refreshing summertime gem. It explodes in the glass with ripe fruit, floral, lemon zest and citrus that is backed by a sweet perfume. It is lush and soft yet retains a bright core with a refreshingly sweet finish that leaves one wanting more. 170 cases produced. Outstanding – Seattle Wine Awards
Martinez & Martinez Winery 2009 Cabernet Blanca of Cabernet Sauvignon (Horse Heaven Hills)
This Rosé of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is beauty in a glass! Strawberry, raspberry and hints of rhubarb explode into layers of candied fruits and tart apple. It is lush, balanced and sweet.
Naked Winery 2009 Gay Rosé (Oregon)
Our Rose is light and fruity with a hint of sweetness. Even if you haven’t been feeling Gay, this wine could make you change your mind!
Naked Winery 2008 Pinot Noir (Rogue Valley)
Try the Varietal that made Oregon wines famous: Pinot Noir. 100% Pinot Noir, enjoy the classic light body and rich cherry nose with a delicate satin tannin finish that lingers playfully on your tongue.
Sparkman Cellars 2009 this old porch Rosé (Columbia Valley)
A saignée from our premier vineyards, this old porch is made of Syrah from Klipsun, Ciel du Cheval and Boushey, Malbec from Klipsun and Cabernet Franc from La Coye. Bone dry, rich and fruity, this pinky gushes strawberry jam and guava. Picture yourself on a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies…
The Pines 1852 2008 Viognier (Columbia Valley)
A classic viognier with its floral bouquet and smooth, silky finish. Hints of apricot and caramel linger in your mouth. This wine pairs well with seafood, Thai, chicken, and pork.
Domaine Pouillon 2008 Katydid (Horse Heaven Hills)
This magical red pops with aromas of licorice, cassis and curry spices. As it slides onto your palate you sense black pepper, then dusty earth and fennel. Gentle tannins dominate. Finishing long with flavors of boysenberries and dried cherries, you come to realize this is a complex and beautiful creature full of dark fruit and epiphanies.
Di Stefano Winery 2005 Grenache (Columbia Valley)
The 2005 Grenache shows off the playful side of DiStefano Winery. Blended with 4% Malbec, this wine shows off a lot of bright red cherries in the nose. Raspberries from the briar patch enhance the spicy anise and pepper in the nose and palate. Baked berries, raisin, and cassis tingle the palate with a hint of smoky oak. We recommend slightly chilling before serving with your favorite barbecue.
Additional Wine Submissions (tasting notes pending)
Bartholomew Winery 2008 Cuvée Blanc (Columbia Valley)
Bartholomew Winery 2007 Orsa (Columbia Valley)
Bartholomew Winery 2008 Sauvignon Blanc (Columbia Valley)
Di Stefano Winery 2009 Sauvignon Blanc (Columbia Valley)
Mercer Estates 2008 Sauvignon Blanc (Columbia Valley)
Pomum Cellars 2007 Tinto (Columbia Valley)
Styring Vineyards 2008 Signature Pinot Noir
The Pines 1852 2007 Able Vineyard Pinot Noir (Columbia Gorge)
We would like to take this time to thank all the wineries who have submitted bottle samples. If you would like to submit a bottle sample(s) for this event, here are the varietals we’re looking for: sauvignon blanc, albarino, pinot noir, mencia, tempranillo, Grenache, Garnacha Tinta, sparkling wine, cava, rosé, viognier, Mouvedre, Monastrell, any blends that include these varietals.
Over the next few weeks, our chefs for the event will be tasting through the wines & making their selections. Please keep in mind that not all of the wines submitted will be selected. If your wine is not selected for the event, it may be selected for a review.
If you’re interested in submitting a wine sample for consideration, please email me at alex dot eagleton at clubvibes media dot com. Please include Spanish Tapas Night Wine Submission in the subject line.