Thursday, March 13, 2014

Zagat names Rappahannock's Dylan Fultineer as one of the 10 Southern Chefs to watch

Congratulations to Dylan Fultineer for the accolades and for the company he's keeping---- to read the whole article chow down.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Governor's Cup Results

This is late.... not late breaking news.  Meant to post this on Friday but it got stuck in my outbox

From the Virginia Wine Board Marketing Office:  "Governor Terry McAuliffe awarded the 2014 Virginia Wineries Association's (VWA) Governor's Cup to The Williamsburg Winery's 2010 Adagio, a blended red wine.  The Williamsburg Winery's Adagio is a blend of 42% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 28% Petit Verdot. Aged in French, American and Hungarian Oak, the ratio is 43% new oak, 14% one year old oak; 29% two year old oak; and 14% three year old oak. The winemaker's tasting notes are as follows: The 2010 Adagio is a very bold upfront wine with loads of jammy fruit. The blackberries and blueberry notes are accentuated with some elegant mature darker fruit such as figs, dates and prunes. There is a hint of spice (warm cinnamon) with molasses and soy. The earthy notes come across with a touch of nuttiness. The oak is very integrated into the weight of the wine and the tannins are smooth and graceful. The wine has a wonderful finish that lasts for quite awhile.

 In addition to The Williamsburg Winery's 2010 Adagio, the other 11 wines in the Governor's Cup Case are:
  • Barboursville Vineyard - 2008 Malvaxia Passito
  • Barboursville Vineyard - 2010 Nebbiolo Reserve
  • Barboursville Vineyard - 2010 Octagon
  • Barren Ridge Vineyard - 2009 Meritage
  • Fabbioli Cellars - 2011 Tannat
  • Horton Vineyards - 2010 Tannat
  • King Family Vineyards - 2011 Meritage
  • North Gate Vineyard - 2011 Meritage
  • Rockbridge Vineyard - 2008 Meritage, DeChiel Reserve, unfiltered
  • Sunset Hills Vineyard - 2010 Mosaic
  • Two Twisted Post Winery - 2012 Chardonnay

  • For a complete list of previous Governor's Cup winners and information about the Virginia wine industry, please visit the Virginia Wine Marketing Office

    Pasture and Rappahannock   both hosted post gala parties, complete with paired food and wine stations curated by Jason Alley and Dylan Fultineer, fire breathers, body contortionists, and lots of lovely folks.

    We were also treated to a new jam by Jason Tesauro, rivaling his Elby prose

    The Modern Gent Rap

    Stinson 2012 Chardonnay, paired with  Braised clams, tomato, preserved lemon, house-cured Tasso ham

    Breaux 2012  Marquis de Lafayette, paired with Shredded duck/duck pastrami salad, winter greens, tangerine, tallegio

    Gabriele Rausse 2011 Nebbiolo, paired with House-made sausage balls, pepper jelly

    Potter's Craft Barrel Fermented Cider, paired with Roasted pumpkin rice grits, pecorino, pickled chard stems

    Williamsburg Winery 2010 Adagio, paired with Braised beef shank with red wine jus, shaved collard slaw, and hickory king cornmeal porridge

    Thibaut-Janisson  Blanc de Chardonnay, paired with oysters on the 1/2 shell

    Boxwood 2011 Trellis, paired with fried shad roe

    Blue Bee Mill Race Bramble, paired with a VA cheese platter, pickles, jams, crackers

    Barboursville 2007 Cabernet Franc Reserve, paired with Braised Barboursville goat, smoked faro, chimichurri

    Blenheim 2012 Painted White, paired with Dulce de Leche crepe, VA pink lady apples