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Kuhlman Cellars Wine Pairing Dinner is a Sensory Euphoria

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The fourth savory serving included braised lamb shank ravioli with roasted turnips, hazelnuts, truffled rutabaga, and a natural sage jus, accompanied with the 2017 Newsom Vineyard Sangiovese. The smooth mouth-feel of pasta and meat proved the ideal harmony with the side of root vegetables. Closing out the plate was a chicken apple sausage dip dollop atop a delicate corn chip.

 

Kuhlman Cellars Wine Pairing Dinner is a Sensory Euphoria

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Concluding the evening was a perfectly non-sweet finish of a tart-shaped sweet potato pecan s’more cheesecake, made without condensed milk, topped with burnt marshmallow and paired with the 2016 Barranca, a red blend. Careful attention was paid to not finish the dinner with overpowering sweetness: a clean pastry with creamy textures and compote complimented the wine with coordinated boldness. Adorned with a bite of sausage, the meal finalized just as it had begun—attentive to rhythm and appeasement of the senses.

This event is held four times a year: January, May, July, and October. Tickets for the five-course pairing dinner are $130 per guest or $105 for Vina Vita Wine Club Members. Follow Kuhlman Cellars on social media for notifications of the next pairing dinner.

Kuhlman Cellars Wine Pairing Dinner is a Sensory Euphoria

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In addition to Pairing Dinners, Kuhlman Cellars offers Vina Vita University wine education series, where students learn about the winegrowing process in the classroom and the vineyard. Viticulture terms, annual vine lifecycle and l vine activity, vine management efforts and goals, as well as pruning theory are discussed. Walking the estate vineyard and pruning vines is also included.

Attendees will enjoy the first tasting of the wines made from the Kuhlman Cellars estate harvest such as the not-yet-bottled 2019 Estate White, Estate Roussanne, and Estate Rose. Enjoy these first public tasting opportunities for these new wines. This is a wonderful opportunity to cultivate your wine understanding and knowledge and develop further understanding of the process of winemaking.

Kuhlman Cellars Wine Pairing Dinner is a Sensory Euphoria
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