Putting The ONE Through Its Paces: Auberge Friday Flights New Lineup

Click on the following link for the complete new Friday Flights lineup, with my preview notes. I’d love to hear what you think!

Auberge Friday Flights New Lineup Sept 21, 2012

Melon (the white grape from the Loire Valley used in Muscadet but in this case from Oregon!), Viognier (indigenous to the Rhone Valley in France, but a Sonoma version), Graciano (a Paso Robles California version of a bit-player red grape in Spanish Rioja), and a 2003 Tuscan Italian classic Brunello di Montalcino.  What will Auberge du Soleil Wine Director Kris Margerum dream up next?

I am in his debt, for putting The ONE stemware through its paces with such a creative, diverse lineup.  You could only find this on a great list–one cultivated for decades by the same guy, Kris.  Thank you!

Here is the lineup for this week:

The ONE White Wine Flight $19
2009 Roots Melon de Bourgogne Yamhill-Carlton Oregon (that’s the grape of Muscadet)
2010 Pride “Mountain Vineyards” Viognier Sonoma County (that’s the grape of Condrieu in the Rhone)
2009 Joseph Drouhin “Reserve de Vaudon” Chardonnay Chablis-France (you know Chardonnay/Chablis)

The ONE Red Wine Flight $27
2003 Villa a Tolli Sangiovese Brunello di Montalcino-Italy (Brunello is the local name and clone or version, for Sangiovese in this little pocket of Tuscany)
2008 Crocker & Starr Cabernet Franc Saint Helena (love Pam Starr-her Cab Franc was the first and is still the best varietal Cab Franc I’ve had from California)
2007 Bodegas Paso Robles Graciano Central Coast-California (what???  I’m headed up on Sunday to check this one out!)

I got engaged at Auberge.  I’ll look for any excuse to return but this is really something.  If you are in wine country this week you are in for a treat. Stop by!

1 reply
    [email protected] says:

    What Fun it was to spend a few hours with you. Thank you for the opportunity to take this course. As a Purser for Delta for 28 years, I’m going to do better with my wine presentation and recomendations. Darn, I want a glass of wine my mouth is watering. I plan on taking it again and again to really up my score and understanding of wines.
    Okay, so I thought my job was fun traveling the world, yours is way better.

    Jim Ryan
    Tech. Facilitator Delta Training


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