West Coast Wine Network

Offline at Napa Rose with Chairman Moe
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Disneyland Resorts Grand Californian Hotel
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Anaheim, CA
6 January 2004


(Menu at the bottom of this page)

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Wine List

(In no particular order)

2000 François Chidaine, Montlouis, "Les Choisilles"
2001 Pascal Cotat, Sancerre, "Les Monts Damnés"

2000 Cambria, Bench Break Vyd., Santa Maria Valley PN
2001 Williams-Selyem, Ferrington Vyd., Anderson Valley PN
2000 Beaufus, Windsor Gardens Vyd., PN
1995 Castalia, Rochioli Vyd., Russian River Valley, PN
???? Soter, Beacon Hill, PN
1996 Talley, Rosemary's Vyd., Arroyo Grande, PN
1999 Talley, Rosemary's Vyd., Arroyo Grande, PN
2001 Melville, Clone 115 Indigene, Santa Ynez Vly, PN
1999 Frederic Esmonin, Chambertin-Clos de Béze, Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote d'Or, Burgundy
2001 Tantara, Evelyn, Santa Maria, PN
2001 Sine Qua Non, Shea Vyd., Oregon, PN
2002 Loring Wine Co., Clos Pepe Vyd., Santa Rita Hills, PN
2002 Loring Wine Co., Garys' Vyd., Santa Lucia Highlands, PN
2001 Relic, Alder Springs Vyd., Mendocino Cnty, PN 
1998 Gros Frère et Soeur, Clos Vougeot, "Musigni", Burgundy
1993 A.-F. Gros, Vosne-Romanée aux Réas, Pommard, Cote d'Or, Burgundy
1996 Mommesin, Clos de Tart, Burgundy
1999 Dom. de la Romanee-Conti, Echezeaux, Burgundy
1993 J.-L. Chave, Hermitage, Rhône
1996 J.-L. Chave, Hermitage, Rhône
2000 J.-L. Chave, Hermitage, Rhône
2001 Drew, Larner Vyd., Santa Ynez Vly., Syrah
1991 Ridge, Santa Cruz Mtns, Merlot
1997 Dante Rivetti, Bricco de Neueis, Barbaresco

1993 Tokaj, Esszencia, Ch. Pajzos, Hungary
1998 Zind-Humbrecht, Rangen.de Thann Pinot Gris V.T. 
1998 Ch. Tirecul, Cuvée Madame, Monbazillac

La Gloria Cubana, Pyramides cigars by the fire

Notes on the 2000 Beaufus:
Back label:  Longtime friends, Greg Smith and Ted Seghesio share a passion for Pinot Noir. At their respective wineries, Optima and Seghesio, each has had the opportunity to work with Russian River Valley Pinot Noir grown by the Martinelli family at Windsor Gardens.  Introducing "Beaufus" a collaboration of Martinelli fruit vinified by two "gentlemen" serious about Pinot Noir. A rare opportunity to indulge in one of nature's fines elixirs.

Greg Smith is the brother of Paul Smith of the Woodland Hills Wine Co.  All 60 cases of this wine were sold through the WHWCo.  Merry Edwards is using Windsor Gardens fruit and I can't think of anyone else who is.  "Beaufus" is a hillbilly-ization of "both of us" if you were curious about the name.

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Attendees:
Chairman Moe, Bill, Eric, Brad, Bruce L., Brian Loring, Brian & Laura C., Kriss, Larry, Dale, Jay, & A. David

You guys cut loose with some GREAT juice!  Thanks!!  I give this wine event a:
Wine tasting rating (0-10):  9


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NAPA ROSE

For centuries, the Rose was planted at the beginning of a trellised row of grapevines.
The Rose not only added beauty to the vineyard, it also attracted bees for pollination
and a bountiful harvest. Additionally, the Rose warned the vintner of unfavorable conditions.
We honor the Rose for its many contributions as we bring to you the bounty
of California and the Wine Country Cuisine.

 

WINTER MENU 2004

(All prices subject to change without notice)

STARTERS

Sautéed Hand Harvested Diver Scallops
with a Sauce of Lemon and Lobster, Accented with Fresh Vanilla 16.

Skillet Fried Golden Trout on a Ragù of Pacific Clams, Leeks and Wild Rice 13.

Oysters “Napa Rose-A-Feller” Corn Meal Fried Oyster on a Bacon & Spinach Stuffing
with Spicy Red Bell Pepper Rouille 13.

Cabernet & Olive Lamb Sausage with Potatoes, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Parsley and Arugula 13.

Grilled Sonoma Quail with Pumpkin Polenta and Winter Mushroom Ragù 12.

Pan Seared Foie Gras with Sweet Potatoes, Apples and a Pomegranate-Port Reduction 18.

 

SIGNATURE STARTERS TO SHARE

Seven Sparkling Sins

An Array of Tantalizations Featuring Spicy Lobster, Cured Salmon, Caviar,

Foie Gras Torchon, Smoked Sturgeon, Truffled Quail Egg and Cold Water Oyster for two… 36.

The Sizzling Beach Rock
A Combination Appetizer Of Garlic Seared Shrimp, Soy Glazed Spare Ribs
and Lemon Grass Chicken Cooked on a Hot Beach Stone for two… 32.

 

SECOND COURSES

Spinach Salad with Smoked Duck Breast, Pears, Candied Walnuts,
Goat Cheese and Cider Vinaigrette 12.

Grilled Radicchio, Shaved Fennel, Tangerine and Arugula Salad
with “Sparrow Lane” Golden Balsamic & Pine Nut Vinaigrette 11.

Marinated Heirloom Beets, Tiny Green Beans and Watercress Salad
with “Mine Shaft” Blue Cheese 9.

Santa Barbara Field Greens with Solera Aged Sherry Vinaigrette 8.

Farmer’s Market Soup of the Season 8.

 

MAIN COURSES

Pan Roasted Pacific Salmon on a Harvest Pumpkin-Bacon-California Spiny Lobster Chowder 28.

Grilled Columbia River Sturgeon with Duck Confit, Fingerling Potatoes and Truffle Oil 27.

Fire Roasted Colossal Sea of Cortez Shrimp
with Buttered Artichokes, Saffron and Lemon-Parsley Essence 29.

Pan Roasted Duck Breast
with Honey Braised Fennel, Chestnut Spätzle and Blood Orange-Merlot Essence 28.

“Country Fried” Pheasant Breast with Porcini Mushrooms, Black Kale and Potatoes 31.

Grilled Tenderloin of Pork on a Parsnip Puree with a Dried Cherry-Pinot Noir Sauce 29.

Slowly Braised Colorado Lamb Shank with Pappardelle Pasta, Rapini, Portobello Mushrooms
and a Roasted Garlic-Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce 28.

Double Rack Chop of Venison with a Black Trumpet Mushroom-Zinfandel Sauce 36.

Cabernet Sauvignon & Cranberry Braised Prime Beef Short Rib
with Applewood Smoked Bacon Hash and Butternut Squash 29.

 

THE VINTNER’S TABLE

A Chef’s Tasting Menu Celebrating Wintertime in the Wine Country”

Lemon-Dill Cured Arctic Char with Caviar and a Salad of Golden Beets, Potatoes and Leeks

Havens Albariño, Carneros 2002

 

Pheasant Ravioli with a Creamy Wild Mushroom Essence

Belle Glos, Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley 2001

 

Grilled Double Chop of Colorado Lamb
with Shropshire Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Potato and a Wine Country Ragù

Franus, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1999

 

Honey “French Toast” with Pecan Buttermilk Ice Cream

Jekel, Late Harvest Riesling, Monterey County 2002

 

Four Course Prix Fixe $65. …...add Flight of Four Wines $35.

 

NAPA SIDES

Sautéed Tiny Green Beans with Shiitake Mushrooms, Bacon and Toasted Garlic 7.

Organic Brussels Sprouts Braised with Sage, Ham and Cream 7.

Twice Baked Stuffed New Potatoes with Horseradish, Lemon and Chives 7.

Executive Chef: Andrew Sutton Manager/Sommelier: Michael Jordan


Wow!  And I do mean Wow!!
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Any comments or problems 

Please email:
A. David Chan