The Waypoint Monthly Wine Discovery Dinner on August 19 will feature cool and refreshing wines best paired with summer’s classic flavors from the grill.
Join Chefs Hans Schadler and Kyle Woodruff as they present a unique menu (served throughout the restaurant stand-up to sip and savor style) pairing the best tastes of summer – foods from the grill – with Free Run Wine Merchants’ most refreshing whites and chillable reds – details on all the wines below!
Waypoint Wine Discovery Dinners pair a special menu filled with seasonal and regional fare alongside wines you’ll want to fill your cellar with.
Seating is limited. $65 per person. Call us to reserve your table: 757.220.2228.
Can X Cava Penedes, Spain
A brisk wine nicely focused with scents of pear, tangerine and slight honey. Dry & lively on palate with fresh pineapple flavors with almonds, honey and straw, with hints of pears and fresh bread. This wine finishes bright, racy and persistent, with tangy lift and an echo of minerality. Pair it with caviar and smoked fish, avocado and crab salad or sauced shellfish, vegetable and cheese soufflés.
Claar Cellars Sauvignon Blanc White Bluffs Washington 2013
Claar Cellars has very much turned the corner towards greater quality beginning with the release of the 2003 vintage. The wines have purer fruit, more elegance, yet still retain the earth and muscularity that the 30 year-old vines provide.
Renegade Wine Company Rose Columbia Valley Washington 2014
50% Syrah, 21% Cinsault, 18% Grenache, 6% Counoise, and 5% Mouvedre. The grapes were pressed directly after harvesting, and the juice was drained to stainless steel tanks, where the wine was fermented dry at a cool temperature to retain the fresh fruit character. Wonderful aromas of fresh pomegranates and citrus, some sweet red berries, and even rhubarb.
Do Ferreiro, Albariño Rias Baxias,Spain 2013
Non-certified organic Fermentation: Fermentation in stainless steel using only indigenous yeasts. Vine Age: 15-50 years Gerardo farms 8 separate plots of Albariño. This valley’s proximity to the ocean and protection by mountain ranges has gained it the reputation for being the best area for Rias Baixas. Each of the plots are separately fermented and aged on the lees for approximately six months. 92 pts W. Spectator.
WildAire Pinot Noir Timothy Vineyard Willamette Valley Oregon 2013
Wonderful aromas of cherries, rose petals, cola, and sassafras, are mingled with whiffs of sweet oak. The easy entry glides into a creamy mid-palate with flavors of cherry, allspice, and vanilla. Well balanced with a medium finish, this food friendly wine pairs with countless meals. 13.2 alcohol. Less than 250 cases produced. 93 pts Wine Spectator.
Fiction Red Blend Paso Robles. California 2013
Fiction is a blend of vineyards that Andrew has found, planted, and/or re-planted during his time working at one of the leading nurseries in the United States. 45% Zin blended with Mourvedre, Petite Sirah, Touriga Nacional, and Grenache it is fresh and easy drinking. – Cloves, allspice, and cherry brambly fruit. Think if it as a comet of purple fruit surrounded by red fruit and spinning off chaff of bakings spices.