Spring Wine Dinner at the Lyme Inn
The Lyme Inn is pleased to announce that we will hold our next Wine Dinner on Wednesday April 12th from 6pm to 9pm.
While our first wine dinner highlighted European wines this time we’re focusing domestically and will feature vintages from Willamette Valley Vineyards in Oregon.
The Willamette Valley was named by the Wine Enthusiast as its 2016 Wine Region of the Year. In 2015 this section of Oregon, less than an hour from Portland, marked the 50th anniversary of its first Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris vines. The recognition that Willamette Valley Pinot Noir can challenge Burgundy in its ability to capture the nuance and power of the grape made it a desirable location for vineyards and winemaking. Today, Willamette Valley is home to 530 wineries, and planted vineyards account for just under 20,000 acres.
Willamette Valley Vineyards is dedicated to producing the finest Pinot Noir from grapes grown in the Willamette Valley Appellation. Pinot Noir and the other varietals that WVV produces frequently receive high ratings (90 and above) from the Wine Enthusiast.
Five wines will be highlighted and paired with an elegant menu prepared by our chef Adam Coulter. See the Spring Wine Menu and please call for a reservation. This event is Prix fixe $75, excluding tax and gratuity.
- Pinot Noir Whole Cluster – A liquid fruit salad in a glass with vibrant aromas of bing cherry, blackberry and cocoa with a hint of earthiness. Juicy, well-rounded mouthfeel, light, fruity and mouth-watering.
- 2015 Pinot Gris – Straw in color, the wine offers vibrant aromatics of melon, pear, golden apple, and floral blossoms. A rich mouthfeel reveals lush flavors of grapefruit, tangerine, lychee, and honey that continue through to the satisfyingly long and balanced finish.
- 2014 Dijon Clone Chardonnay – Lemon in color, the wine is mineral-driven with notes of citrus, green apple and a kiss of sweet oak rounding out the nose. Fresh lemon, lime and spring floral flavors emerge on the medium-bodied palate. Vibrant acidity leaves the wine refreshing and ideal for food pairing.
- 2014 Estate Pinot Noir – This wine is medium-bodied with flavors of red fruit, earth, game, almond and an accent of sweet barrel spice. Exceptionally balanced with silky tannins, lively acidity and a lingering finish.
- 2014 Riesling – This semi-sweet wine opens with prominent aromas of citrus, peach and honeysuckle. The mouthfeel is juicy with bright acidity that activates the palate and displays flavors of pineapple and pear. The finish is wonderfully persistent with balance of sweetness and refreshing crispness.