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Emeritus Vineyards Wine Dinner - Wednesday, April 27th

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Emeritus Vineyards Wine Dinner - Wednesday, April 27th

Presented by Chefs/Owners David & Juliette Reyes, of The Finery & Blacksmith Bar, with Emeritus Vineyards though distributor Heritage Wine Cellars Ltd.


The Finery & Blacksmith Bar

305 W. Main Street

St. Charles, IL  60174


$75.00 Per Person Includes 5 Course Dinner & Wine Tasting (Pay the day of the event)

Reception 6:00 pm

Dinner 6:30 pm

Online reservations here.


Wine list with food pairings:

Starter: Amuse – tomato jam, smoked salmon, cucumber

2015 Ruby Ruby Rose: Ruby Ruby is made from the first bleed out of the tank, before fermentation begins. The wine is lighter in color and body due to limited contact with the skins (about 3 days). This wine has complexity without being heavy. It is crisp, fun and the perfect complement to a warm day.

Paired with: Seared Ahi Tuna w/ togarachi in wanton cone, Avocado aioli, lime vin

2013 Pinot Hill Pinot Noir:  is dry-farmed, like all of Emeritus' vineyards. With its steep slopes, Gold Ridge sandy loam and very cool climate, it is the most restrained wine in the Emeritus lineup with darker color and higher in acidity. The cooler temperatures lengthens the growing season allowing the grapes to retain acids while also making it hard for the vines to grow large berries and clusters. Also, because of the long growing season, the tannins in the fruit tend to be finer in style. The wine from here is the most feminine of the Emeritus line up with bright acidity and a unique spicy quality.

Paired with: Halibut, Pea puree, smoked mushrooms, pickled Ramps, toasted raspberry 

2013 Hallberg Ranch Pinot Noir: shows both an extroverted and introverted nature. Cool fruit and spice shape the wine. It is medium to light bodied. This vintage possesses finesse and power with layers of berry, forest floor and oak spice. The wine is graceful with new world qualities and a character reminiscent of old-world charm.

Paired with: Sweetbreads sautéed in brown butter, Pine nuts, white bean puree, gooseberry mostarda, red sorrel, veal demi

2013 William Wesley Pinot Noir: The 2013 vintage produced graceful wines that are more feminine in nature. Although this remote vineyard produces rustic wines, 2013 molded a restrained wine that is more ballet dancer than football player. The wine oscillates between finesse and power and is unmistakability a coastal wine. Aromas of blueberry, cranberries and forest floor emerge from the glass. With a deep ruby color, this medium body wine is framed by a tannic structure characteristic of William Wesley. Beneath the frequent boldness of its tannins, a rustic charm emanates.

Paired with: Fillet of Sirloin, Roasted spring garlic, asparagus, celery root gratin with truffle, beef demi

Dessert: Fresh Spring Berries and California Cheese with a lingering of the 2013 William Wesley Pinot Noir


About Emeritus Vineyards:

Emeritus is a small family owned and farmed producer of Pinot Noir. Brice Cutrer Jones founded Emeritus in 1999 when he purchased an apple orchard from the Hallberg family and began developing the land into a vineyard. Emeritus Vineyards now farms over 140 acres in Sonoma County, producing only vineyard specific, estate grown Pinot Noirs. Emeritus is committed to the practice of dry farming to capture the unique terroir of each vineyard site.


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