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The Wagner Family of Wines Wine Connoisseurs Dinner.
Exclusive to the Palm Tree Grille Restaurant.
Thursday, June 21st * 6:30pm
Seating is limited to just 32 special guests.
Note: 5 of our 12 seater table is already taken
The Award Winning Wines.
Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Select 2009
"Temptingly rich and layered, with complex mocha, plum and wild berry fruit that's spicy and aromatic. Full-bodied, gaining depth and turning ever more elegant and detailed, with tannins that give this traction." Wine Spectator 93 points
Conundrum White Blend 2009
This delicious blend of five white wine grapes is one of the best of its type from California. It's a complex wine, with an array of ripe, concentrated flavors-pear, honey, fig, vanilla, peach and nectarine, finishing with lots of character and a dash of spice. Delicious." Wine Spectator
Bella Glos, Las Alturas Pinot Noir
Dense, dark garnet color. Aromas of juicy dark fruit, moist soil, vanilla and coco burst out of the glass. The palate is so rich that it can almost be chewed on. Flavors of pie filling, plum, cured meats and root beer enliven the senses. This wine has structural integrity with great depth. The balanced acidity leads to a provocatively supple finish.
Wine Spectator: Bold, rich and layered, exhibiting dense dark berry fruit that shows touches of spice, wild berry and blackberry, with attractive floral scents. Full-bodied, this expands on the finish, where the flavors fan out.
Score: 92. -James Laube, August 31, 2011.
Mer Soleil Late
This luscious dessert wine, made from Viognier grapes, is the result of Botrytis cinerea-the organism responsible for some of the world's most highly regarded dessert wines. The Wagner family's vineyard site in the Santa Lucia Highlands provides optimal conditions for late-season botrytis. The vineyard's climate also results in wines with great natural balance because the cool temperatures help maintain excellent acidity in the grapes. This balance is crucial in a dessert wine like this one, with a residual sugar of 17 percent at bottling.
An expansive nose of floral aromas, apricots and spice. In the mouth, flavors of ripe apricots and honey. The wine has a mouth-coating, nectar-like texture and a lingering honeyed-fig finish. This is a true dessert wine, with a dense, velvety body and flavors that stay with you long after you've put the glass down. 88 Points Wine Spectator
The meal will be four courses with each course paired to a specially selected wine.
The menu will be released next week.
About the winery.
For five generations, the Wagner family has lived in the Napa Valley. The grandfather originally settled here in the 1800s and from that moment forward, they grew to understand there is simply no substitute for an intimate knowledge of the land that only comes by "living" in the vineyard. Working the land with your own hands has given the family insights into California winemaking that can't be found in any book or corporate farm manual.
Chuck Wagner continues to direct the world-renown Cabernet program at Caymus Vineyards in Napa Valley; Charlie is making exquisite Chardonnay at Mer Soleil in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County; Joseph is making fine Pinot Noir under the Belle Glos label in the coastal areas of California; and, our longtime winemaker for Conundrum, Jon Bolta, continues his craft of making that delicious, white wine blend.
As guests arrive , each person will be greeted personally with a glass of champagne by the staff of the Palm Tree Grille.
After a warm welcome everyone will take their seats and it is time to begin the first course of this magnificent meal.
During the meal, each wine and food course will be introduced in a fun and relaxed manor for everyone to enjoy.
VIP Gift Bag. A Palm Tree Grille Tradition.
At the conclusion of the evening, attendees will be presented with a special gift bag as our way of saying thank you. It will be filled with gifts that we are sure you will appreciate .
Drawing to Win!
During the meal, we will have free drawings to things like bottles of wine, a dinner at Palm Tree Grille and much more!
Reserve your place now... Only $70.00 per per person. Plus tax and tip Palm Tree Grille 351 North Donnelly Street Mt Dora, Florida