Lunch - June 10, 2005
Mayacama Golf Club
Executive Chef Eric Center
Scallop Mousse Terrine
Foie gras-cornbread stuffing, parsnip puree, roasted cippolini onions, squab jus
Watercress and Endive Salad
Meyer lemon-hazelnut vinaigrette
Cheese Course: Pt. Reyes Blue (cow), Redwood Hill “Crotin” (goat), Ossau Iraty (sheep)
Dessert: Espresso beans
Wines with lunch:
2001 Marcassin Three Sisters Chardonnay
2000 Marcassin Blue Slide Pinot Noir
Jack's Wine of the Day: 2001 Marcassin Three Sisters Chardonnay (served with lunch). It was amazing! Complex with great fruit, acids and integrated oak. One of the three best California Chardonnays I've ever had. 12+
Joanne's Note: The lunch, overall, was wonderful, but the scallop mousse terrine paired with the 2001 Marcassin Three Sisters Chardonnay was ethereal.
Joanne’s Tasting Notes:
2002 Etude Heirloom Cassis and butter on nose. Floral mixed with medium red fruit. Bitter, acidic, watery. Spices on finish and acidic. Aroma lingers on finish. Watery.
2002 Martinelli Blue Slide Ridge Earth, soft red fruit on nose. Sweet – chocolate and black currant. Acidic and vanilla with a soft finish. Watery finish. Round.
2002 DRC Echézeaux Flowers and pickles on nose. Brightest color. Dill Pickles – not an attractive nose? Acidic pickling spices. Light finish. Try with food. Interesting – yum with lunch? My favorite.
2002 Marcassin Blue Slide Ridge Alcohol and over-ripe fruit on nose. Hints of raspberries and alcohol. Biting acidis and hint of fruit. Too young to judge. I like the hint of raspberry. Sweet zin-like.
2002 Beaux Freres Beaux Freres Vineyard Hardly any nose. Slight alcohol on nose. Second lightest, dull color. Ketchup, earth, patchouli and coriander. Coriander and meat. Yum. Screams coriander. Want to drink on it’s own but it’s okay with the crackers.
2002 Soter Beacon Hill Russian River? Hint of pine on nose. Tie as the darkest color. Thin, hard and tannic. Too young. Elements of RR pinot on finish otherwise acids. Alcohol sings.
2002 Paul Hobbs Hyde Vineyard Russian River? Sweet! Martinelli? Deep nose. Sweet dessert-like. Acidic finish. Slightly sweet finish with black fruit – soft long and deep finish. Zin-like.
2002 Jayer-Giles Echézeaux California – Russian River? Tie with Soter for darkest color. Sweet, soft, powdery nose. Fruit and acid. Acids. Thin fruit. Probably Russian River – CA.
1) 2002 Beaux Freres Beaux Freres Vineyard
2) 2002 DRC Echézeaux
3) 2002 Jayer-Giles Echézeaux
4) 2002 Paul Hobbs Hyde Vineyard