Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Great Wine Dinner!

Posted By on Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 4:39 PM

Last night, we attended a Spring Mountain wine dinner at Dominique's at the Maison Dupuy which is hosting a series of dinners for the French Quarter Wine Festival. The wines were marvelous and well-paired with Chef Dominique's sublime cuisine. Winemaker Jac Cole was here for the event and it was enlightening to hear him not only discuss Spring Mountain wines, but the Spring Mountain AVA (American Viticultural Area) and mountain fruit in general. Spring Mountain, which is home to Pride, Cain Five, Keenan, and a host of other premier wineries, sort of flies under the radar, or clouds, and doesn't seem as well known to wine lovers as other Napa mountains such as Howell, Diamond Mountain, Mount Veeder, etc. Last night again proved what terrific, concentrated wines are produced on Spring Mountain, and especially by the area's namesake winery. I will be featuring Spring Mountain Cabernet as a Wine of the Week in a forthcoming column.

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