Monday, August 21, 2017

Magical Mystery Tour                August 19th

The Wine Road Magical Mystery Tour had it's first trip in early 2016 with huge success. We agreed to sign up in August 2017 for the Russian River tour.

As a small producer, 20 people is a lot for us to entertain during regular business hours. So we agreed to host the group if we could be the 1st stop, 10 a.m. on Saturday morning. The group gets on a small luxury tour bus with a full day of four unknown stops, all serving 4 wines and special treats.

We decided to do a 'Breakfast of Champions' starting with our Brut Rose' paired with deviled egg and caviar on brioche. At 10:00 a.m., breakfast is essential.

2014 Chardonnay is a beautiful balance of fruit, acidity and oak which does well with salmon. Second bite of the breakfast, a smoked salmon frittata from Bia Cafe.
A great pairing of richness and textures.

Next up - mini bacon scones from our neighborhood Bia Cafe' to pair with RRV Pinot.  Pinot with breakfast needs some bacon. These mini scones were a perfect bite and the Pinot cut through the buttery component well.


 One of our favorite special occasion brunch items, we often have Christmas or New Years Day, Dirty Rice with poached eggs. This was a great ending with our 2015 Cab Franc. The wine is not too heavy as it is unoaked with a fresh fruit profile. The Spicy dish was perfect too complete of breakfast of champions


 I believe we started this group off right for their tour of the Russian River Valley. A little Brut Rose', Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cab Franc. Good food in their belly and a buzz in their foot step.

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