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Wow!  All we can say is wow.
After again tasting through the five wines for this spectacular dinner.  Elegant, cool climate, creamy Sonoma Coast Chardonnay from Gap’s Crown, followed by four distinctly different and devastatingly delicious Pinots from four phenomenal vineyard sites.  You know by now that we only bring you special things and introductions to the works of special people like James MacPhail to the Bistro.
Both the five course dinner by Chef Ryan and the precise pairings will instantly transport you away from the stresses and tax forms of the Ides of April.
The winemaker James MacPhail will also be there!
Please come celebrate with a true spring feast!
(Also at an amazing tax day price!)
 
Tax Day, Tuesday, April 15th
6:30 PM
 
The Wines of MacPhail:
 
2012 “Gap’s Crown” Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
Maryland Soft Shell Crab
 
2012 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Organic Spring Vegetable Ratatouille
 
2010 Pinot Noir “The Flyer” Russian River
91 Points Robert Parker
Fresh Handmade Angel Hair Pasta
with Alaskan King Salmon
 
2010 Pinot Noir “Gap’s Crown Vineyard”,
Sonoma Coast
92 Points Wine Enthusiast 
2010 “Toulouse Vineyard” Pinot Noir,
Anderson Vineyard
91 Points Pinot Report
 Pitman Farms Duck Breast
 
White and Dark Chocolate Tower
 
 
5 Courses     5 Wines       $70 pp      6:30 pm
 
MacPhail
 
James MacPhail Builds a
SMALL FAMILY WINERY
 

HEALDSBURG, CA – December 9, 2008 – James MacPhail, producer of small-batch Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Rose from the Sonoma Coast, Russian River and Anderson Valley, has developed his own customized winery in Healdsburg. It was completed in time to receive the 2008 harvest – MacPhail Family Wines’ sixth vintage. “This little winery allows me to fine tune my winemaking, crafting small lots with traditional techniques, minimal intervention and hands-on attention,” says James. “My use permit is for only 5,000 cases, so production will remain small in scale and personal in style.”

The 4,400 square foot structure, bathed in natural light, houses 10 small (6-ton) French oak and stainless steel fermentors. In the barrel room, 270 oak barrels from 14 French coopers stack to the ceiling. James installed corridors of river rock between the barrel rows – “a nod to Burgundy.” Outside the winery is a unique constructed wetland that reclaims all of the winery wastewater.

PS~ Please stand by for imminent announcements regarding Bistro 45′s 25th anniversary celebration.