Sideways may have been a fictional tale, but the elusive and obsession-inducing qualities of Pinot Noir are completely true.
Consider Siduri Wines, a winery that produces only Pinot Noir, all single-vineyard releases from its 20 vineyards in California and Oregon. Owners Adam and Diana Lee's devotion to the grape has earned their Pinots praise from some of the biggest names in the wine biz.
This Wednesday, you can meet Adam Lee in person, at a special Cowboy Ciao event (7 p.m., $95 per person). Siduri wines will be paired with six courses created by executive chef Bernie Kantak and pastry chef Tracy Dempsey. Get a look at the menu:
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wild salmon tartare, adobo, clove, Saigon cinnamon
'07 Siduri pinot noir, Willamette Valley
seared duck breast, cherry gastrique,
duck fat confit potatoes, goat cheese mousse, pinoli
'06 Siduri pinot noir, Muirfield Vineyard, Willamette Valley
confit of duck, blackberry compote, fried sage, chick pea cake
'07 Siduri pinot noir, Russian River
porcini-smoked pastrami, beet sauerkraut, mustard oil, anise
'07 Siduri pinot noir, Sonoma County
buffalo ribeye, Russian kale hash, caciotta affinata al tabacco
'05 Siduri pinot noir, Keefer Ranch, Russian River
fromage blanc tart, strawberries, cracked black pepper
'06 Siduri pinot noir, Sonatera Vineyard, Sonoma Coast