“The great wines of the world all have a sense of place. It is the winemaker’s role to capture the estate’s potential in every bottle, without a heavy hand. An estate wine should be even more expressive and consistent each year. From vintage to vintage, our expectations grow.” — Winemaker and Co-founder of Priest Ranch and Somerston Estate, Craig Becker
JOHN ANDREWS BRINGS THE NAPA VALLEY TO THE BERKSHIRES
On Tuesday, May 15, John Andrews Farmhouse will present a special five-course prix fixe Spring Wine Dinner featuring regional dishes and highly rated Napa Valley-based Somerston Estate and Priest Ranch wine pairings with each course. Winemaker and co-founder of both Priest Ranch and Somerston Estate, Craig Becker will be speaking about the wine pairings throughout the evening. Becker is committed to a forward-thinking mindset and an unswerving commitment to quality at the highest level.
Prepared by Chef-owner Dan Smith, dinner will highlight locally sourced ingredients including fresh, farm-raised grilled lamb loin from Lila’s Farm in Great Barrington as the main course. Each course will be paired with Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot-Cabernet Franc selections from St. Helena-based Somerston Estate and the Priest Ranch, located in the heart of Yountville, Napa Valley.
The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The prix fixe cost per person for the meal including wine pairings with each course is $85 (plus tax and gratuities). The evening is co-sponsored by The Winebow Group and SPIRITED Wines in Lenox where Somerston Estate and Priest Ranch wines are available for purchase. Early reservations are highly recommended and a credit card is required to guarantee reservations. Call 413.528.3469 for more information.
seared diver scallops, ‘risotto’ of cauliflower-leek-pancetta, charred scallion purée
Priest Ranch Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 2017
smoked trout, watermelon radish, horseradish, pickled red onoin, equinox greens
Priest Ranch Estate Grenache Blanc, Napa Valley 2016
braised duck, rock city oyster mushrooms, pappardelle
Priest Ranch Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2015
lila’s farm grilled lamb loin, braised lamb belly, sunchokes, fava bean purée
Somerston Stornaway Single-Vineyard Merlot/Cabernet Franc Blend, Napa Valley 2013
miracle spring farm G.O.A.T camembert, bayley hazen blue jasper hill farm,
berle farm berleberg
Somerston Celestial Block 96 Single-Vineyard Cabernet, Napa Valley 2013
For details, visit Somerston Estate at somerstonestate.com and Priest Ranch Wines at priestranchwines.com. For more information including dining menus, cocktail, spirit and wine lists, visit johnandrewsrestaurant.com.