Saint Vincent’s Wine Flight Week at LB Steak in San Jose & Menlo Park, Jan 21 Through Jan 25
LB Steak in San Jose and LB Steak in Menlo Park will be celebrating the patron saint of wine, Saint Vincent, by showcasing special wine flights during dinner service on Monday, January 21 through Friday, January 25.
Served as 2 ounce tasting pours, there will be three pinot noirs offered for $18.00, three syrah/shiraz for $16.00, and three cabernet sauvignon for $20.00.
The flights are designed by LB Steak Wine Director and Master Sommelier Eric Entrikin to expose the taster to a variety of vintages: old world/cooler climate, mixed world/moderate climate, and new world/warmer climate.
LB Steak San Jose
334 Santana Row, Suite 1000, San Jose CA 95128
LB Steak Menlo Park
898 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park CA 94025
LB Steak's Saint Vincent’s Wine Flight Week Tasting Menu with Tasting Notes
Pinot Noir ($18.00)
In a cooler region Pinot Noir yields notes of red cherry, cranberry and pomegranate, from Burgundy you also get notes of stones and leaves. As you move to warmer climate the wine brings a rich cherry pie and red plum character. If Burgundy and California were to have kids it would be Oregon in regards to Pinot Noir.
Domaine Danjean-Berthoux, Givry 1er Cru, La Plante, Burgundy, France 2010
Bethel-Heights, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2010
Au Bon Climat, Santa Barbara County, California 2010
Northern Rhone produces some of the most distinctive Syrah in the world, blackberry, black plum, black pepper, bacon fat and fresh leather. Australia gives a wine laden with blackberry crème liqueur, black olive and chocolate. Washington State brings a hybrid character to Syrah with its rich fruit and accents of tar and smoke.
Domaine Combier, Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône Valley, France 2010
Decendents Liegois Dupont, Cuvee Marcel Dupont, Red Mountain ,Washington State, 2010
Killakanoon, Killerman’s Run, South Australia 2009
Cabernet Sauvignon ($20.00)
The model for Cabernet around the world, Bordeaux represents the classic varietal profile of cassis, tobacco leaf and cedar. Two variations on California Cabernet; one from a mountain winery noted for their Bordeaux styled wine and the other from vineyards in the Napa proper with lush ripe black fruit in the current Napa tradition.
Château Lanessan, Haut-Médoc 2009
Laurel Glen, Counterpoint, Sonoma Mountain, California 2009
St. Clement, Napa Valley, California 2009