2014 Cabernet | 9.4 from Smith Mountain Eagle – Wine Talk – Bob Bryden

Parmeson Wines, Sonoma County,

I recently had the pleasure of tasting wines from this relatively new winery. Quite by accident I found out that the son of one of my college fraternity brothers owns this winery; so, I ordered a Cabernet Sauvignon ($$$), a Chardonnay ($$), and a Pinot Noir ($$) to see how he was doing. The Cabernet Sauvignon was outstanding with very soft tannins, a super smooth mouthfeel, and with a slight floral note that was just perfect. I gave it a 9.4 out of 10 on my delectable.com account and promptly ordered a case. A few weeks later, after tasting the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir, I did the same; so, that should tell you something. Winemaker Tom Parmeson also makes a Zinfandel ($$) from vines planted in the 1890’s (Old vine Zinfandel is highly prized) that is receiving high accolades, but I haven’t tried one of those yet.  These wines should be available locally soon, but I don’t know yet what the pricing will be. They are available online now at the winery website  www.parmesonwines.com for shipment to Virginia, but Blue Ridge Beverage will be their distributor when their Virginia license is approved. Keep an eye out for these wines.

Wine Tasting | April 26th | Veritas Steak & Seafood | Sugarland, TX

Come join me and taste wines from around the world at a wine tasting at Veritas Steak & Seafood in Sugarland, TX on April 26th from 6 to 9 pm.

1550 Lake Pointe Pkwy #500
Sugar Land TX 77478
281.491.2901

Here is the info from Veritas:
Join us for our 2nd annual wine tasting from around the world. With over 50 wines from around the world there won’t be much we won’t cover. Weather permitting this event will be held out on our balcony over looking the water. Cheers!

Wine Dinner | April 27th | Veritas Wine & Bistro | College Station, TX

Bringing it back home to College Station! Whoop! Join me at Veritas Wine & Bistro on Thursday April 27th 6pm.

Seating is very limited so please call (979) 268-3251 to make reservations.

Cost:
$135/person plus tax and gratuity
$115/person plus tax and gratuity for members of The Club (limit 2)

Address:
830 University Dr. E
College Station, TX 77840

Menu:

First Course:
2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir | Sonoma Coast | Wildcat Mountain Vineyard
Oil Poached Tuna Salad Niçoise with roasted garlic mascarpone and charred tomatoes.

Second Course:
2013 Chardonnay | Russian River Valley | Josephine Hill Vineyard
Pan Seared Sea Bass over Potato Crème topped with charred lemon vinaigrette tossed Wild Arugula & Parmesan Crumble

Third Course:
2013 Pinot Noir | Sonoma Coast | Wildcat Mountain Vineyard
Oven Roasted Mushroom over Boneless Lamb Loin over Cherry Gastrique

Fourth Course:
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon | Alexander Valley | Munselle Vineyard
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs over Parmesan Fried Potato, Sautéed Mushroom & Balsamic Veal Reduction

Fifth Course:
2013 Zinfandel | Russian River Valley | Alegría Vineyard
Savory Foie Gras Crème Brulée with Cherry Compote with a hint of Vanilla

Wine Dinner | April 23rd | Carmengios | Richmond, TX

Come join me for an evening at Carmengios in Richmond, TX on Sunday, April 23rd 6pm.
Seating is very limited so please call (832) 600-0412 to make reservations.
Cost:
$40/person plus tax and gratuity
$35/person for members of The Club (limit 2)
Address:
7850 West Grand Parkway South #550, Richmond, TX 77406
Menu:
Amus bouche
Cucmber cup with ahi tuna tartar and a spicy carrot sauce.
Appetizer
Pan seared scallop with cauliflower purée and a phyllo dough scallop shell with citrus foam.
Parmeson Rosé of Pinot Noir
Salad
Micro green served with oven roasted beets, mint, basil and a pomegranate vinaigrette.
Parmeson Chardonnay
Entree
Beef wellington with demi glaze asparagus, and truffle cauliflower mashed potato.
Parmeson Pinot Noir
Entre metso
Lime sorbet
Dessert
Vanilla panna cotta with a pomegranate syrup
Parmeson Zinfandel

Wine Dinner | Myron’s | San Antonio | January 25th

Please join us for a Wine Dinner featuring our wines at Myron’s Prime in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday January 25th 7pm.

Cost:
$94.95/person plus tax and gratuity
Wine Club Members: $84.95/person plus tax and gratuity (limit two)

Seating is limited and space is sure to fill up fast!
Please call the restaurant directly for reservations at: (210) 493-3031

10003 N.W. Military Highway • San Antonio TX, 78231

Look forward to seeing you there!

Cheers!

Parmeson Wine Dinner Menu

FIRST COURSE
seared scallop niçoise salad
paired with Rosé of Pinot Noir
.
SECOND COURSE
butternut squash soup, nutmeg crème fraîche and candied pecans
paired with Chardonnay
.
THIRD COURSE
braised pork belly, roasted red pepper polenta, glazed carrots and cherry chipotle au jus
paired with Pinot Noir
.
FOURTH COURSE
tamarind glazed duck breast, cilantro risotto
paired with Zinfandel
.
DESSERT
sangria sorbet

Wine Dinner | Crú | The Woodlands | January 24th

Join us for a Wine Dinner on Tuesday January 24th 7pm at Crú Wine Bar in the Woodlands, TX.

Call 281-465-9463 for reservations!

Cost:
$75/person plus tax and gratuity
Wine Club Members $65/person plus tax and gratuity (limit two)

Address:
Market Street
9595 Six Pines Dr, Ste 650, Woodlands, TX
77380

Look forward to seeing you there!

Cheers!

Wine Dinner | Eden Cafe | Magnolia | July 12th

We hope you can join us at Eden Cafe in Magnolia for a special wine dinner featuring our wines. Seating is limited, so please reserve your seat today.

Eden Cafe | Tuesday, July 12th | 6:30pm
33418 Egypt Lane, Suite 16 | Magnolia, TX 77354

$79.95 per Guest*
$69.95 per Guest* – Wine Club Members (limited to 2 guests)
* Excludes tax and gratuity

CALL (832) 934-2800 TO RESERVE

First Course
Fresh Salmon Spring Rolls
Stuffed with spinach and mushrooms, served with a citrus ponzu dipping sauce
PARMESON, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 2013

Second Course
Roasted Pear Salad
Topped with shaved prosciutto, toasted pine nuts, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola crumbles, with a green apple vinaigrette
PARMESON, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, 2013

Third Course
Braised Veal Shanks
On a bed of risotto alla Milanese with rich tomato sauce and finished with a touch of gremolata
PARMESON, Zinfandel, Russian River Valley, 2013

Fourth Course
Mixed Berry Cobbler
Served with cinnamon gelato
PARMESON, Rosé of Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 2015

Looking forward to seeing you and enjoying our wines together.

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