Friday, July 29, 7 p.m., Vic's on the River, $49pp++, menu TBD. Reservations, 721.1000.
Halter Ranch Winery of Paso Robles. Sass came to Halter Ranch after an 11-year stints at Justin Vineyards. The property has a rich, pioneering history among Paso Robles wineries.
If you love Paso wines -- this is guaranteed to be a remarkable evening of food and wine.
Vic's is keeping the portions small -- and passing the savings on to you. I'm excited to experience a wine dinner that doesn't leave me feeling overstuffed. Folks, it's about the flavors, the experience and the company of such a celebrated wine maker.
Tentatively, expect 2010 Côtes de Paso Blanc, a white Rhône style blend; 2009 Viognier; 2010 Rosé (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre); 2006 Ancestor, Estate Reserve; 2007 Côtes de Paso, formerly called GSM, a red Rhône style blend; 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and a special dessert wine.
I tasted these wines yesterday with Vic's chef and was blown away by the complexity and body of the whites and the expressiveness and richness of the reds.