02 Feb Charles Smith K Vintners Washington Wine Dinner – Monday July 9, 2018 at 6:30 pm, $45
CHARLES SMITH OF K VINTNERS
“Growing up just outside of Sacramento, California, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Charles Smith began craving worldly travel at a young age due to his Welsh mother and French father. As soon as he had the chance, Charles decided to move to Denmark (for a lady friend he met in the states). While in Scandinavia, Charles spent the next nine years managing rock bands and concert tours throughout Europe, including the famed Danish duo, The Ravonettes. Wining and dining while on the road became a catalyst for his passion of wine, which ultimately triggered the career he has today.
In 1999, he moved back to the United States, specifically to the Pacific Northwest, opening a wine shop on Bainbridge Island, just across the Puget Sound from downtown Seattle. On a road trip in late 1999, he passed through the small town of Walla Walla and met a young Frenchman and winemaker. The two men discovered their common passion for great Syrah and Charles was eventually convinced to move to Walla Walla and make his own juice. In 2001, Charles released 330 cases of his first wine, the 1999 K Syrah. The Walla Walla Valley was now his home.”
Shrimp Pasta alla Vodka
Sunshine in a glass. Pleasant with aromas of rose petals, camellias, tangerine, marjoram, wet stone and cut hay. One sip and you can feel the summer sun on your face.
Wine – CasaSmith Cinghiale Sangiovese
89 Points, Robert Parker’s
“The Wine Advocate “The 2014 Wahluke Slope Sangiovese is an elegant, polished 2014 that delivers excellent richness and depth in its ripe black cherry, blackberry, dried flower and creamy licorice scented bouquet. This gives way to a medium-bodied, elegant, beautifully balanced red that will drink nicely through 2021.”
Wine – K Vintners Vino Rosso
70% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Sangiovese
89 Points, Wine Enthusiast *Best Buy*
“This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Sangiovese pops with fruit-forward aromas of blue fruit, red currant and herb. It packs a mouthful of elegant, somewhat angular, fresh fruit ﬂavors, bringing a whole lot of appeal and tapering slightly toward the ﬁnish.”
Frozen Lemon Zabaglione with Strawberries