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21 janvier 2009 3 21 /01 /janvier /2009 09:37

Hier, sur i-Télé j’ai vu la bouteille de Goldeneye, 2005 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley et son étiquette bleue « Obama-Biden » qui a été servi lors du premier diner officiel qui a réuni 230 personnes : le Président, son Vice-président Joe Biden, leurs épouses et des membres de leur famille, les membres de la Cour suprême, le Conseil des ministres et les leaders du Congrès… Menu «simple et élégant » servi avec des vins représentant l'ambition de l'industrie viticole américaine. Cependant je ne l’ai pas retrouvée en photo sur le NET. Si vous la débusquez merci de nous en faire profiter

 

The 2009 Inaugural Luncheon Menu

First Course

A Brace of American Birds (pheasant and duck), served with Sour Cherry Chutney and Molasses Sweet PotatoesSeafood Stew
Duckhorn Vineyards, 2007 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

It's billed as a wine with a rich, creamy taste, with bright acidity and a long, refreshing finish.

 

Second Course


Goldeneye, 2005 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

It's described as a medium-weight wine that's delicate and understated, with a rich aroma that's evocative of dark cherries, nutmeg, caramelized apple, cinnamon and clove.

Third Course


Apple Cinnamon Sponge Cake and Sweet Cream Glacé

Korbel Natural “Special Inaugural Cuvée,” California Champagne

 

The menu

The menu, created by Design Cuisine, a catering company based in Arlington, Virginia, draws on historic ties to the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Growing up in the frontier regions of Kentucky and Indiana, the sixteenth President favored simple foods including root vegetables and wild game. As his tastes matured, he became fond of stewed and scalloped oysters. For dessert or a snack, nothing pleased him more than a fresh apple or an apple cake.

The Wines

The wines to be served during the luncheon were produced by some of the finest winemakers in California, the home state of Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Each wine was selected to complement the flavors of the luncheon ingredients.

2005 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

Harvest Notes

The harvest of 2005 was slow and steady, the result of moderate temperatures and ideal ripening conditions in the Anderson Valley. Overall quality was exceptional as we were able to harvest the Pinot Noir grapes block by block at near perfection. We believe that our small lot winemaking techniques add layers of structure to the wine, which highlight the depth and complexity of the 2005 vintage.

Comments from the Winemaker

This well-balanced, medium-weight wine offers bright acidity and a long, satisfying finish. The aroma is rich and evocative of dark cherries, nutmeg, caramelized apple, cinnamon, and clove. On the palate, it is full of plum, spice, cherry, strawberry, and vanilla oak layers. Though delicate and understated, this wine’s compelling force of flavor, weight, and potent spice create a depth and density that cannot be missed. Drink until 2015.


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francis b 22/01/2009 20:58

Bonsoir,

Ce californian Champagne Korbel,
c'était déjà le même qui avait été servi
pour l'inaugurations de Ronald Reagan en 1985, de George Bush en 1989, de Bill Clinton en 1993 1997, et de George W. Bush en 2001 et 2005. Finalement les hommes changent, se suivent et ne se ressemblent pas, mais l'histoire paraît se répèter invariablement.

Is not it ?

:o)

Bien amicalement,

Francis
PS. Peut-être à se revoir prochainement au salon de Montreuil ?

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