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Chateau Falconieri, "The Wines of Summer"
St. Juliana Parish Center
Fullerton, CA
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Chateau Falconieri is proud to present its 3rd Annual "Wines of Summer" tasting event on Saturday June 01, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

This 7-course tasting menu with wine pairings highlights the best quality/price wines of the year.

Wild Thyme Catering Executive Chef Dawn Parks and Envoyer Fine Wine Importer Greg Kolosky work in tandem to provide an incredible evening of food and wine pairings.

At this event you are seated comfortably with friends and are served each course with a specific wine pairing.

Guests will also enjoy delicious fresh baked bread from the OC Baking Co. and Amazing Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar from Taste It! in Fullerton.

Guest check-in starts at 6:00 pm with the first seated course being served at 6:30 pm.

Wines will be available for purchase with special discounts at the event for future delivery. 10% of the proceeds from all wine purchases are charitably gifted to the St. Juliana Falconieri School Parents Club.

Please Note That Advanced Ticket Purchase is Required as Seating is Limited.

The Tasting Menu is Below:

Wine 1:  2012 Brander Sauvignon Blanc (Santa Ynez Valley)          

Description: This Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of fruit from estate vineyards, as well as a few other select vineyards in the Los Olivos area. The 2012 bottling has notes of honeysuckle, jasmine, and kiwi fruit pairing with bright and crisp acidity, and finishes with flavors of beeswax, mint, and Key limes.

Wine 1 Food Pairing: Tropical Marinated Shrimp with Passion Fruit Vinaigrette, Mango, Pineapple and Papaya.                                                

Wine 2: 2011 Shannon Ridge Chardonnay (Lake County)        

Description: Aromas of white flowers, tangerine, lemon curd and butterscotch. The winemaking techniques to enhance the floral nature of this Chardonnay included barrel fermentation in largely one year old French oak barrels in the coldest corner of the cellar, followed by malolactic fermentation with lees stirring, all contributing to a wonderfully complex bouquet that is echoed on the palate with textural richness.

Wine 2 Food Pairing: Moroccan Spice Tuna, Green Olive Tapenade, Herbed Pita Chips

Wine 3: 2011 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County)

Description: This aromatic wine has aromas of clove and coriander, with undertones of strawberries. The oak gives the wine subtle notes of lees and earthiness. The flavors are predominantly that of wild strawberries and sour cherries. The finish has a wonderful balance of tannin and acid with the fruit flavors.

Wine 3 Food Pairing: Grilled Peach and Summer Sausage Flatbread

Wine 4: 2009 Burgess Estate Triere Vineyard Merlot (Napa Valley)

Description: The 2009 Merlot demonstrates a unique intense varietal personality along with a richness associated with the vintage. The most common flavor characteristics of Merlot, blueberries and black cherries, are stunning with a hint of mint. The Triere Estate vineyard is located in the Oak Knoll District just south of Yountville which has an ideal climate for bringing Merlot to full maturity. The vines are oriented north to south so that they capture both morning and afternoon sun, producing a full-bodied, rich, complex wine with a long lasting finish.

Wine 4 Food Pairing: Truffle Mac and Cheese Bites

Wine 5: 2009 Chateau Greysac (Medoc)

Description: "One of the best wines from this property, which established itself in the American marketplace 30 years ago, this blend of 58% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest the other two well-known varietals, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, is soft, round and generous, with loads of berry fruit, some licorice, roasted herbs and spice box. It is a very attractive, supple wine to drink over the next 5-7 years." (Wine Advocate)

Wine 5 Food Pairing: Roasted Chicken, Herbed Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Bacon Jam

Wine 6: 2011 Treasure Hunter Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

Description: Treasure Hunter buys barrels of wine in cask from wineries that need cash. This St. Helena fruit was originally intended for an $80-$100 single-appellation cuvée. Powerful tannins offer a complex and sophisticated notes of cassis, green olive, and minerality. Albeit young, this is an impressive Cabernet with depth and a long finish.

Wine 6 Food Pairing: Short Rib Slider, Pickled Red Onion, Watercress, Gruyere, Brioche

Wine 7: 2010 Causse Marines Gaillac Blanc Les Greilles (France)

Description: The name Causse Marines translates to "Maritime Hills" for the Mediterranean breeze that sweeps up the high elevation slopes. Les Greilles is a classy white wine blended from old vine heritage clone Gaillac varietals including Mauzac and Loin-de-l'Oeil with a little Muscadelle thrown in. The lovely nose shows hints of smoky volcanic minerality, pear and a whisper of honey which make this a versatile wine that pairs well with a range of foods from charcuterie to a tropical dessert.

Wine 7 Food Pairing: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, Vanilla Gelato, Pineapple Crisp
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St. Juliana Parish Center (View)
1318 N. Acacia Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92831
United States

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Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Other > Fundraisers
Social > Adult

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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