Save the Date!
Tuesday June 9, 2015 7:00 pm
Wine Dinner with Frontón de Oro “Wines of the Canary Islands”
More details to follow..
Bonny Doon, “A Proper Claret,” Santa Cruz, California, 2013
If you’re anything like we are, you had probably envisioned a quiet, snow-bound evening, with candle-light and wine. Thankfully, we can still enjoy such an evening, though without the cabin fever. The label of biodynamic producer Randall Grahm’s “A Proper Claret” seems to have anticipated evenings such as this, and the wine it describes is warming as a fire-bright hearth. A blend featuring Cabernet Sauvignon (among other traditional Bordeaux varietals), this wine certainly winks at its namesake, though is not quite as lean and stately as its French counterpart. Of course, you’ll still find traditional dark berried notes, along with cedar and spice. But this is California, and this is Randall Grahm. As a result, this wine brings with it a bit more levity, freshness, and bright fruit. Harper’s is open tonight! The claret is here waiting.
Wine of the Week
Domaine de Fontsainte, Corbières, Réserve la Demoiselle, France, 2012
Okay, so winter has made its point already. We get it. Which is why, at Harper’s, we’ve exchanged a mind of winter for one of southern France. Specifically, we’ve taken to the Domaine de Fontsainte Corbières Réserve la Demoiselle. Sustainably made, this hearty blend of old vine Carignan (101 year old vines, in fact!), Grenache, and Mourvèdre, transports you back to the land of sun-baked herbs in which it’s made. With notes of dark fruit, coffee, cocoa, and garrigue, it’s a terrific pairing with both of our duck dishes, as well as the lamb.
Wine of the Week
Domaine Grand, Trousseau, Côtes du Jura, France, 2013
It is needless to say that Burgundy produces some of the world’s most distinctive and alluring wines. But tip-toe just east, close to the Swiss border, and you’ll discover the Jura—a region of France that produces wines with their own inimitable character. Domain Grand’s Trousseau is just such an example. An elegant red with refreshing levity, it has a gem-like quality when caught in light. Its heady, floral aromatics are followed by notes of cranberry and rosehips on the palette. A terrific value for Jura.
When was the last time you had a glass of Portuguese white wine? We thought so. While Lisboa Branco may not have the same renown as Sancerre or Chablis, this blend from Quinta Da Serradinha is not to be missed. A full bodied organic wine, it has an ethereal nose of spiced grapefruit and pfeffernusse, and finishes with a beautiful mineral structure. It’s a perfect pairing with our Grapefruit & Avocado Salad.
Here it is, folks…
available for dinner November 3rd – 16th excluding fridays & saturdays
menu subject to change without notice based on market availability