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Join us for a wine dinner at Jasper’s The Woodlands featuring a special tasting of wines from Orin Swift.

Chef Ruben has planned a delightful menu to pair with these wonderful wines.

WHEN:  March 31, 2020, 6:30 pm

WHERE: Jasper’s The Woodlands

9595 Six Pines Dr. Suite 900

The Woodlands, TX  77380

PRICE: $90 per person plus tax and gratuity

RESERVATIONS: Amber Campos  [email protected] 281.298.5650

WHO:    Jasper’s The Woodlands: Gourmet Backyard Cuisine with a menu focused on the best of America’s regional cooking. This restaurant boasts a scratch kitchen and an exceptional wine list.

Orin Swift:  David Swift Finney started out at Robert Mondavi Winery in 1997 as a temporary harvest worker. He founded Orin Swift Cellars in  1998; Orin is his father’s middle name and Swift is his mother’s maiden name. The Prisoner Wine, his Flagship wine, was produced in 2000. The brand was sold in 2010 so he could focus on his boutique brand, Orin Swift.   In 2016, Orin Swift (the brand, remaining inventory and the tasting room in St. Helena) was purchased by E. & J. Gallo Winery. Founder Dave Phinney continues to be involved in a consulting role.

WE WILL BE POURING:

Blank Stare Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley – Glowing in the glass, the aromatics concentrate with notes of lemongrass, fresh-cut grass, and hints of lavender, cream and jasmine. On the palate, the entry is all acidity but with a serious mid-palate—lively flavors of kiwi, lime and intriguing minerality. The finish is bright and youthful with a slight Meyer lemon rind closing out the wine.

Slander Pinot Noir, California – Abundantly aromatic, the wine opens with ripe cranberry, marmalade, white pepper, fresh brioche, dried sage, camphor, and Mediterranean coastal trail. The entry is silky with a flood of Bing cherry galette, Madagascar vanilla, and ripe red fruits. Seamless, integrated and elegantly opulent, the wine finishes gracefully with trace amounts of soft, oak tannin.

Abstract Red Blend, California – Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah – Aromatics with gravity, the wine pulls you in with notes of blueberry, black fig, bloodied strawberry and hints of musk and rhubarb. Bold on the entry, the palate exudes rich notes of dark plum and ripe framboise with a slightly chalky texture. The wine transitions effortlessly to a finish of black cherry, sweet licorice and some quick-drying tannins.

8 Years in The Desert, California – Zinfandel Blend – An opaque core with a red amethyst rim, the wine opens with ripe raspberry and blackberry, dark plum preserves and hints of black pepper and clove. An entry of heft, the palate is packed with blueberry and sweet black cherry along with a touch of fresh herbs—thyme, savory and tarragon. Long on the finish, the ripe tannins, a dash of ash, and notes of black tea round out the wine.