Tapas and Spanish Wines – Our next wine tasting dinner

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Tapas and Spanish Wines
A Paired Wine Dinner
July 31st 2009, 7:15pm, $35
Sol Del Sur Bistro 31115 Rancho Viejo Road, Marbella Plaza, San Juan Capistrano
Just in time for the searing heart of summer – cool and stylish tapas and wines
representing some of the amazing quality and variety of flavors found in Spain today.
Boasting the best restaurant in the world, and some of the most creative chefs of the last decade,
Spain has arrived in a big way on the culinary scene. And the wines of Spain have risen right along side the food,
offering wonderful depth of flavor at very reasonable prices.
So join us for a special tasting of a Tapas inspired menu paired expertly with an array of award winning Spanish wines!
Tapas and Spanish Wines – A Paired Wine Dinner Menu
Presented by: Dave Emery – Chef / Owner & Ron Wolfe – Sommelier Regal Wines
Marques de Caceres 07 White
Tangerine Marinated Olives / Smokey Almonds /Seville Carrots
Almond Gazpacho with Garlic and Grapes
Telmo Rodriguez 07 Basa
Serrano Ham and Chicken Croquettes
Blue Cheese and Date Croquettes Romesco Sauce
Marques de Caceres 07 Rose
Garlic Shrimp
Roasted Peppers in Sherry Vinaigrette
Telmo Rodriguez 07 Dehesa Gago
Lobster Paella Valencia Style
Lentil Salad with Chorizo and Jamon Crisps
Bodegas Almansenas 06 La Huella de Adaras
Catalan Tomato Bread with Manchengo Cheese & Serrano Ham
Patatas Bravas with Aioli Sauce
Tomato and Watermelon Skewers
Toasts with Chocolate, Olive Oil and Salt
Ice Coffe

Tapas and Spanish Wines

A Paired Wine Dinner

July 31st 2009, 7:15pm, $35

Sol Del Sur Bistro 31115 Rancho Viejo Road, Marbella Plaza, San Juan Capistrano
Reservations: 949-487-5225 soldelsur@cox.net www.soldelsurbistro.com

Just in time for the searing heart of summer – cool and stylish tapas and wines representing some of the amazing quality and variety of flavors found in Spain today.

Boasting the best restaurant in the world, and some of the most creative chefs of the last decade, Spain has arrived in a big way on the culinary scene. And the wines of Spain have risen right along side the food, offering wonderful depth of flavor at very reasonable prices.

So join us for a special tasting of a Tapas inspired menu paired expertly with an array of award winning Spanish wines!

Tapas and Spanish Wines – A Paired Wine Dinner Menu

Presented by: Dave Emery – Chef / Owner & Ron Wolfe – Sommelier Regal Wines

Marques de Caceres 07 White

Tangerine Marinated Olives / Smokey Almonds /Seville Carrots

Almond Gazpacho with Garlic and Grapes

Telmo Rodriguez 07 Basa

Serrano Ham and Chicken Croquettes

Blue Cheese and Date Croquettes Romesco Sauce

Marques de Caceres 07 Rose

Garlic Shrimp

Roasted Peppers in Sherry Vinaigrette
 

Telmo Rodriguez 07 Dehesa Gago

Lobster Paella Valencia Style

Lentil Salad with Chorizo and Jamon Crisps 

Bodegas Almansenas 06 La Huella de Adaras

Catalan Tomato Bread with Manchengo Cheese & Serrano Ham

Patatas Bravas with Aioli Sauce 

Tomato and Watermelon Skewers

Toasts with Chocolate, Olive Oil and Salt

Ice Coffee 

The Wines

MARQUES DE CACERES BARREL-FERMENTED 2007

DESCRIPTION Attractive pearly highlights marked by dark straw-colored tinges on the edge of the glass. Fresh and lively on the nose with a depth of exotic, citrus fruit and a touch of vanilla. Diversity of flavors in the mouth that give good depth and marry well with the sweet complexity of refined oak.

GRAPES: Mainly Viura, with a small percentage of Malvasia (Rioja’s finest varieties for white wines).

PRODUCTION The must is fermented on its lees and then aged in new oak barrels produced by the finest coopers in central France. The wine is removed from the barrel once discreet flavours of oak have blended with the wine’s delicious fruit.

TELMO RODRIGUEZ | SPAIN

BASA 2007, RUEDA

The Verdejo, Viura and Sauvignon Blanc blend has year after year been

named one of Spain’s and the world’s great white wine values. The

intense floral aromatics, freshness and wonderful texture are the result

of the high elevation plantings in lime and gravel soils, with good

drainage, that give rise to some of the best quality white wine grapes in

Spain.

Everyone’s favorite summer sipper is as good as ever in 2007. It’s 50%

Verdego, 40% Viura and 10% Sauvignon Blanc, and all thrown together

you get a ton of steely citrus and mineral aromas and flavors adding up

to endless refreshment possibilities. Spritzy, zesty and a perennial

bargain among aromatic whites.” 89 + Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast,

June 2008

Pear, apple and cut grass on the nose, with a suave floral quality. Lightbodied and refreshingly bitter, displaying crisp citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a gentle mineral bite. Finishes clean, with good lift and

persistence.” 88 Tanzer, September/October 2008

MARQUES DE CACERES 2007 ROSÉ

DESCRIPTION Pale strawberry red color. Charming, lively bouquet with pleasant notes of strawberries and blueberries and a slight depth of fragrant flowers in the background. Very balanced in the mouth, full yet refined, with rich fruit flavors that linger on the palate. An exquisite rosé that will delight your taste buds at any time of the day.

GRAPES: 80% TEMPRANILLO; 20% GARNACHA selected from the highest slopes in Rioja Alta.

PRODUCTION: The grapes are macerated for several hours after which the must separates from the skins, oozing out to begin the slow process of alcoholic fermentation at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then stabilized by refrigeration treatment. This type of wine is not aged in oak.

TELMO RODRIGUEZ | SPAIN

DEHESA GAGO 2007, TORO

The Telmo Rodriguez estate in Toro is named after a Spanish breed of bull that is both elegant and powerful. The 19th century lower-case “g” typeface that appears on all the Toro wines is transformed, and modernized, by a bull horn.

Along with a few other notable winemakers, Telmo was one of the first to

rediscover vineyards of decades-old, bush-trained vineyards. He was a major force in elevating Toro to one of the most in vogue wine regions of Spain. The distinctive red soils produce a Tinto de Toro (the local clone of Tempranillo) with tremendous fruit concentration, ripeness, acidity, tannins and structure.

Dehesa Gago, like Basa for white wines, has become one of the reference points in Span for superior quality at a value price. 100% Tinto de Toro (Tempranillo), this steel-tank aged wine is generous with its deep fruit, while showing a balance seldom seen in the region.

Dehesa Gago 2005: “A stunning value is the 2005 “G” Dehesa Gago, a 100% Tinta de Toro from one of my favorite Spanish appellations … Toro. Fresh, lively, blackberry, cherry, smoke, and earth aromas jump from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-hued, rich, medium-bodied, supple-textured, luscious wine. ” 89 Wine Advocate, August 2006

BODEGAS ALMANSEÑAS

La Huella de Adaras 2007

Appelation: Do Almansa

Varieties: 60% Grenache Tintorera, 30% Monastrell, 10% Syrah

Vineyards: property vineyards in Almansa

Farming Practice: Sustainable

Age of Vines: 10-50 year old vines

Soil: 12 % Clay, 31 % lims, 57 % sand

Altitude: 850 m

Yield: 40 Hl/ha

Vinification

Fermented: only indigenous yeast are used

Maceration:

25 days grenache tintorera, 25 days monastrell, 25 days Syrah

This wine has remained in a steel tank for a year, and was bottled with a little filtration.

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