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Louis M. Martini Wine Dinner

with Kristin Short, E. & J. Gallo Winery 

 

Join us as we enjoy the wines from Louis M. Martini,

committed to making world-class Cabernet Sauvignon in the iconic Napa Valley.

WHEN: April 30, 2019   
6:30 p.m. 

PRICE: $75 per person plus tax and gratuity

RESERVE: 
Please contact Mary Trone 281-298-5650 
[email protected]

WHERE: Jasper’s – The Woodlands
9595 Six Pines Drive 
Suite 900
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Menu:

Passed

Lobster Tail Crostini

Rose D’Or Brut Rose

First Course

“Italian Trio Pie”, Ham, Salami, Prosciutto, Mushroom & Olives, Cabernet Marinara

Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County 2016

Second Course – “Duo” Tasting

Braised Short Ribs, Blue Cheese Whippers, Grilled Eggplant

Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 2016

Grilled Lamb Chops, Mushroom Truffle Risotto

Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2016

Third Course

Flourless Chocolate Cake and Raspberries, Chocolate Mouse, Gnarly Raspberry Reduction

Louis Martini Gnarly Vine Zinfandel, Napa Valley 2014

WHO: ABOUT LOUIS M. MARTINI WINES

In the years that followed Prohibition,  Louis M. Martini established a legacy of craftsmanship and a passion for Napa Valley that continues to this day. Their history reflects the vision, ingenuity, and endurance of a family committed to making the best Cabernet Sauvignon possible.  The Martini winery has had its ups and downs over the years. It went through a slump in the `80s and early `90s, but that was followed by a quality comeback, thanks to an upgrade in winemaking equipment and a renewed focus on key varietals. But by the year 2000, the winery was struggling due to increased competition from imports and other domestic wineries.  Some predicted the beginning of the end in 2002 when E. & J. Gallo bought the winery, but the result has been anything but. Rather than losing its soul, Louis M. Martini gained Gallo’s distribution network and resources, and the wines have never been better. Mike Martini, the grandson of founder Louis M. Martini, traveled to Burgundy in 1981 to explore artisan winemaking techniques. In 2003, the year after Gallo bought the winery, Mike was able to put those artisan methods into practice in the newly constructed winery-within-a-winery, Cellar 254. Located on the Martini winery property in St. Helena, the micro-winery is where Mike and his team continue to make small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon  (Taken from Q & A: Mike Martini, Louis M. Martini Winery By Tina Caputo)