brunello dinner 2019

Thursday | May 30, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:45 PM

Giorgio Baldi
114 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

About Brunello
Brunello di Montalcino is a red DOCG Italian wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 80 km south of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. Brunello, a diminutive of Bruno ("brown"), is the name that was given locally to what was believed to be an individual grape variety grown in Montalcino. In 1879 the Province of Siena's Amphelographic Commission determined, after a few years of controlled experiments, that Sangiovese and Brunello were the same grape variety, and that the former should be its designated name.[1] In Montalcino the name Brunello evolved into the designation of the wine produced with 100% Sangiovese.

In 1980, Brunello di Montalcino was among the four wines awarded the first Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) designation. Today it is one of Italy's best-known and most expensive wines.[2]

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About the Restaurant
This is a legendary restaurant, hidden in the hills below Santa Monica.  A favorite with celebrities and Italian Rock Stars.  Chef Baldi did things his way - incredible sauces - authentic ingredients - this place does it all very well.  The room we will use is a private bungalow that is perfect for our small dinner group.  

About the Dinner
The list of wines, a vertical, is valued over $3000.  It is our intension to sell out this dinner and open every bottle. If fewer people sign up, we open fewer bottles but we have larger pours… You will get the same size/amount of wine no matter what. About 1 bottle of wine per person.  To dine on your own at this restaurant with bottle of Brunello off this list. It would cost you about the same, but here you get an insane list of collectable wines. Many were the top rated efforts of their vintage.

All wines will be tasted in vertical order, starting with the younger wines and getting older as the night progresses.  

Crispy polenta with porcini mushroom sauce
Burrata cheese with pesto and baked little tomatoes
Fried calamari
Meatballs in a tomato sauce

Sweet corn ravioli in a truffle sauce
Pumpkin ravioli in a butter and sage sauce
Spinach and ricotta-filled panzerotti crepes topped with tomato sauce

Dover Sole in a butter and lemon sauce -or-
NY Steak
Sautéed spinach and roasted potatoes served on the side

Tiramisù and fruit sorbets assortment

Wine List
Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino 1997, V94, WS93
Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino 1997, WS94
Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino La Casa 1999, WE93
Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo Riserva 1999, WE94
Valdicava (Vincenzo Abbruzzese) Brunello di Montalcino 1999, WA93
Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2001, WA91, V91
Frescobaldi Brunello di Montalcino Castelgiocondo 2001, WS94
Fanti (Tenuta San Filippo) Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere 2004, JS94, WE93
La Rasina Brunello di Montalcino 2004, W&S94, WS93
Talenti/Tenuta Pian di Conti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2004, WA94, V94
Valdicava (Vincenzo Abrruzzese) Brunello di Montalicno Riserva Madonna del Piano 2004, WA96, WS96
Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino Fornace 2007
Pieve Santa Restituta (Gaja) Brunello di Montalcino Rennina 2007, WE95
Vasco Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino 2007, WA94
Pieve Santa Restituta (Gaja) Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille 2008, WA94, WS92
Val di Suga (Tenimenti Angelini) Brunello di Montalcino Poggio al Granchio 2010, WS93, WA93
Cerbaiona Brunello di Montalcino 2012, WA95
Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012, V98
Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino 2012, JS98, WE92
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2013, JS98


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