Evening of Wine, Food & Friends
My love affair with the wines of Frogs Leap is long-lived and not much of a secret. Those who love rosé have seen me break into my happy dance when the small-production, impossible to find "Pink" arrives at the back door. And while Chardonnay can never be described as my personal "go to" wine, I will never pass up a glass of this classic white as expressed by the amazing John Williams and his vineyards in the Rutherford Bench of Napa Valley. If I have a vintner/mentor it would be John. I cherish the volume
of stories of Zen that John gave me during an afternoon chat at the winery. I had asked him how difficult it was to be the guy producing wines of balance and restraint during the years when über-ripeness and super-oaking was the absolute measure of quality. How did it feel to be criticized for following your principles? His answer? He handed me the book.
Times and tastes have changed but John and his winemaking principles have not. He and his wines of purity, natural balance, restraint and flavor are all the rage--landing him the high scores that eluded him for decades. On a recent blind exam of mine, his cabernet sauvignon was used by the Wine & Spirits Education Trust in London as the "new" benchmark standard of the ideal
balanced, well-made Napa Valley cabernet.
Join us on Tuesday, September 29, 2015
for an evening of Food & Wine, experiencing the full range of wines produced by Frogs Leap Winery. The evening will begin on the outdoor patio lounge with a craft cocktail at 7:00pm to toast the presentation of a special autographed bottle of Frogs Leap presented to the lucky auction winner of two tickets to the evening donated to the Charles Regional Medical Center Autumn Wine Tasting. We will then move to the Rail Room for a five-course meal paired with the wines of Frogs Leap. As a special added treat, we will sample the 1988 Cabernet Sauvignon sent to me directly from John's library of wines cellared in Napa. Tickets
are $84.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. Contact Pam or Lisa at 301-392-5116 for tickets or let us know on your next visit. Seating is limited.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Special dietary restrictions may be accommodated with seven days notice. Designated driver pricing is available for $60.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. Menu notes will be available, upon request, on September 14, 2015. Final menu is subject to change.