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Napa Valley Reds at the Heathman | March 15

On March 15, 2014 Ed and Sue Kingzett pulled a series of stellar wines of the outstanding 1994 Vintage from their cellar to share at the Heathman Hotel.  The starter wine, a current release Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay, was followed by a ’95 Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay.  Unfortunately, Ed opened the last of his superb ’94’ Newton Chards recently thinking there was a backup bottle.

The dinner was outstanding!  The first course, Scallop with Leek Puree went beautifully with the ’95 Chardonnay.  The main course, Filet Mignon with Foie Gras accentuated the excellent wines.  And near the end of the evening Ed generously opened a 2nd ’94 Silver Oak, this from the Alexander Valley.  The Chocolate Dessert was paired with a non-vintage Fonseca Port.

We were asked to vote for our favorite wines.  They were:  1) Joseph Phelps Insignia, 2) Robert Mondavi Reserve, 3) Silver Oak Alexander Valley, and 4) Beringer Merlot Howell Mountain.  We all agreed that were Ed to have treated us to dinner with any of the bottles from our evening, we would have been very happy.

Mark Lindau