Peter Storm JCK 2022 Wine Tasting Menu

Fiddlehead 2016 Gruner Veltliner (3)

Grüner Veltliner offers primary flavors of lemon, lime, grapefruit  and nectarine, followed by secondary notes of white pepper, iris, green bean, radish, lovage, tarragon, ginger, and honey. It is best served chilled to around 46 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition to these citrusy flavors, Grüner Veltliner offers a light body and a particularly intense acidity that is often noted for a tingly mouthfeel. Grüner Veltliner is made in two distinct styles, one that is best served young and one that provides exceptional aging ability.

2019 Whalebone Rancho Delux (3)

  1. 55% Cab
  2. 25% Nebbiolo
  3. 20% Merlot

2019 Dierberg  Pinot Noir (2)

Bright, medium ruby/purple with complex aromas of ripe cherry, blackcurrant, raspberry, baking spice, autumn leaf, and camphor accents. On the palate it’s dry with a mix of ripe red and black fruit on the entry complemented by vanilla and cinnamon spice and a touch of oak and dried tobacco leaf with moderate tannins and balancing acidity through the mid-palate. The finish is moderate to long and clean with lingering fruit, spice, and subtle camphor notes.

2019 Whalebone Boneyard Red (3)

  1. 54% Grenache
  2. 40% Mourvedre
  3. 6% Petit Sira

2019 Whalebone Zinagain (4)

  1. 75% Zin
  2. 25% Nebbiolo

2019 Ex Post Facto Syrah (3)

95 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2019 Syrah from Ex Post Facto was made entirely with whole clusters and spent, “a zillion years in the fermenter, as always,” quips winemaker Greg Brewer. It’s fantastically expressive this vintage, with pure scents of red and black currants, cracked pepper, mint, coffee beans and wildflowers. Medium-bodied and silty in texture, its intense, spicy fruits are perfectly ripe, and fresh acidity adds crunchy appeal on the long, layered finish. Yum! (EB) (3/2022)