Michaud Vineyard Updates and Wine Pairing Recipes for Halloween
News from the Vineyard
2012 was a small harvest for us with grapes of unusual concentration. After a long dry season, we are looking forward to the forecast rain, this week. The vines are thirsty!
A recent review from Enobytes.com:
Wine Review: 2010 Michaud Vineyard Chalone California Marsanne
A well made Rhone varietal produced in the famous Chalone AVA. This wine is 100% Marsanne and showcases the textbook honeysuckle and almond aromas that this varietal is associated with—the flavor profile indicates Marsanne qualities … orange zest, apricot and honey flavors …. Culinary pairings are broad and the flavors of the wine will work well with complex dishes. 158 cases produced. Rating: Very Good | 14.2% ABV
M4 Tasting Room News
Our M4 Tasting Room is newly opened and already getting some rave reviews on Yelp! Please check ’em out then come visit us and post your own glowing review. This is a glorious time of year to enjoy the lovely Autumn sun on our patio. Our wines are waiting for you!
Our new website will be up and running within the next few weeks. We’ll be posting our upcoming events there as well as tasting room specials you’ll definitely want to take advantage of.
M4 Tasting Room
14598A Big Basin Way
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Special Offer on Michaud Vineyard Wines
2010 Marsanne, 2004 Chardonnay and 2005 Pinot noir, 1 bottle each, just $99.01 includes $.01 shipping!!!
Call to order (650) 529-0973 or visit our website: www.michaudvineyard.com
Our “Black and Orange” Themed Halloween Dinner Menu and Wine Pairings (recipes are below):
Butternut Squash and Apple Soup – pair with our 2010 Marsanne
Pumpkin-Turkey “Ghoulash” With Caraway Noodles – pair with our 2004 Chardonnay
Salmon & Steak – pair with our 2005 Pinot noir
Mimolette and Beemster cheeses with pumpernickel bread – pair with our 2005 Pinot noir
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Butternut Squash and Apple Soup – pair with our 2010 Pinot Blanc or our 2010 Marsanne
Recipe by Rori Trovato | Photograph by Tina Rupp |http://www.bonappetit.com/
Place turkey, paprika, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper in large resealable plastic bag. Seal bag; shake. Heat oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Remove turkey from spice mixture (reserve spice mixture in bag). Add turkey to pot; cook 5 minutes. Place onions and potatoes in bag with spice mixture. Seal bag; shake to coat. Add vegetables to pot; cook 5 minutes, turning occasionally. Add broth, pumpkin, garlic, bay leaf, and thyme sprig; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until potatoes begin to fall apart, about 1 hour.
Discard thyme sprig. Stir in 1 tablespoon chopped thyme. Season stew with salt and pepper.
World’s Best Grilled Steak – pair with our 2005 Syrah
Photo by Azparzych