The eighth annual The Generous Pour wine event announced The Capital Grille. The signature summer series will feature a collection of seven benchmark offerings from wineries who have forever changed the landscape of wine. From July 11 through September 4, 2016, for $28 per person with dinner, guests are invited to explore and enjoy as many of these remarkable wines as they like.
The Generous Pour Rebels, Rule Breakers & Game Changers collection features the direct descendants of some of winemaking’s boldest vintners. From California’s first single vineyard Chardonnay and the first winery to name a region, and an American winemaker in Northern Italy, these world-class wines were crafted by those who understood the value of taking a risk.
“This year, The Generous Pour collection pays tribute to the bold risks and strong decisions of the men and women who were not afraid to challenge the norm,” said George Miliotes, The Capital Grille’s Master Sommelier and one of only 230 in the world to have earned that prestigious title. “The rewards that come with their bold approach are an assortment of wines that have transformed the way wine is now viewed,” he added.
During The Generous Pour, servers will suggest pairings for each course, based on individual preferences, allowing guests to craft their own personalized wine dinner.
The Generous Pour 2016 collection includes:
Stags’ Leap, The Leap Cabernet Sauvignon. The Stags Leap region with its unique soil and climate became known for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa. This wine was so fine that for the first time ever in California, a winery inspired the name of a growing region. This Cabernet Sauvignon, normally only available in the estate’s tasting room, pairs beautifully with our dry aged steak.
Lyric by Etude Pinot Noir. Produced by winemakers who, in 1982, had the rebellious determination to grow one of the world’s most unforgiving grapes. At the same time, they were one of the first wineries to adapt their winemaking technique and philosophy to suit the land. Don’t miss what some consider the finest and truest expression of Santa Barbara Pinot Noir.
Beaulieu Vineyard, Tapestry Cabernet Blend. Bordeaux trained winemaker André Tchelistcheff came into Napa with a bold new approach, using radical fermentation techniques and pioneering the use of French oak barrels which resulted in California’s first “cult” Cabernet. Tapestry carries on these techniques in this classic Bordeaux blend.
Penfolds Bin 2 Shiraz Blend. In 1951, the Penfolds Winery set out to create a world-class red to rival the best in Europe, forever changing the landscape of Australian wine. Enjoy Penfolds Bin 2, from the first winery to produce the Shiraz that made Australian Shiraz famous — and still remains the gold standard.
Chateau St. Jean, Robert Young Vineyard Chardonnay. Winemaker Richard Arrowood, who went on to become one of Sonoma’s most iconic vintners, did the unthinkable in 1975: produce a Chardonnay from a single vineyard. Enjoy this complex and classic descendant, a California Chardonnay from Margo Van Staaveren and the renowned Alexander Valley, throughout your meal.
Provenance Sauvignon Blanc. A gamble on growing white grapes in the traditionally red region of Rutherford, Calif., paid off big. The inaugural vintage minted Rutherford’s reputation for Sauvignon Blanc. Experience what is possibly the best expression of Sauvignon Blanc in the Napa Valley.
Stellina di Notte Pinot Grigio. This light and refreshing Pinot Grigio was born out of American innovation paired with centuries old tradition. Created in the foothills of the Italian Alps – home to the most famous Pinot Grigio in the world – this bright, lively white is classic in style, but modern in taste.
About The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille is a fine-dining restaurant that offers dry aged steaks, fresh seafood, an award-winning wine list and professional service in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for its expertly prepared steaks, which are custom-aged for 18 to 24 days in-house and hand-cut in-restaurant by a butcher. The restaurant’s wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 – 5,000 bottles. The Capital Grille also offers personalized, on-site wine lockers, available by annual lease. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit: thecapitalgrille.com.
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