Thursday, December 2, 2010

Lombardi’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant’s Everett Carabella Vineyard Wine Tasting and Little Bites

Lombardi’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant’s Everett 
Lombardi’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant’s Everett hosted Carabella Vineyard to another in their series of informal ‘small bites’ wine tastings. Lombardi’s staff put together a fine menu to match Carabella Burgundian style Chardonnay with minimal oak, Alsatian style Pinot Gris and their elegance Pinot Noir’s.

Lombardi’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant’s Everett Carabella Vineyard Wine Tasting and Little Bites
Carabella Vineyard is a 58 acre site on the southeast side of Parrett Mountain in the new Chehalem Mountains AVA, North Willamette Valley. The wines are made exclusively from Carabella Vineyard fruit. Twenty seven acres are planted to five pinot noir clones on the southeast slope with an altitude of between 500 and 600 feet.

Carabella Vineyard
The Food
Calamari Salad
Calamari Salad**** served chilled with artichokes, capers and lemon juice

Wild Mushroom Ragu, Butternut Squash Ravioli, Campenelle Mac and Cheese, and Pork Skewer
Pork Skewer*** crisp herb crust and aged balsamic reduction

Campenelle “Mac and Cheese”**+ rich fontina and goat cheese cream sauce

Butternut Squash Ravioli***+ sage brown butter and toasted hazelnuts, this went excellent with the Pinot Gris

Wild Mushroom Ragu**** over lightly baked crostini

The Wines

Carabella Vineyard Wine Tasting 
2007 Pinot Gris ‘10th Anniversary’ Chehalem Mountains**** melon, pears, great mouth feel

2009 Plowbuster Chardonnay**** peach, great mouth feel

2007 Chardonnay “Dijon 76 Clone”*** fruit, citrus

2009 Plowbuster Pinot Noir**+ earth, livens up with food

2006 Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains**** spice, cherry, earth, raspberry, star of the tasting

Wonderful wine tasting, could not get any better…

Thank You Lombardi’s

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Janet and Jerry! It was a wonderful evening and an honor to be able to introduce Everett to Carabella!

    A special thank you to Diane and the staff at Lombardi's for hosting such a great night!

    Cheers! - Dan Stoppenhagen, Carabella Vineyard