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Tales of the Travelling CellarMaster Tastings: Torrey Pines Pairings

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A big thank you to all of our Wine Club members who joined us for our Traveling CellarMaster Tasting in San Diego!

We were expecting the warm So-Cal sunshine that San Diego is famous for, but the warm welcome from our Wine Club members was more than enough to make us feel at home.  Executive Chef Jeff Jackson with The Lodge at Torrey Pines did a fantastic job creating recipes that perfectly paired with our Chateau Montelena wines. I’m never going to forget the Chicken Pâté in a Donut with Apricot, which he paired with our 2009 LateHarvest Sauvignon Blanc.

For those of you looking for inspiration at home:

Chateau Montelena CellarMaster Wine Club Member Tasting Event Menu

Chateau Montelena, 2012 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc: English Pea Purée, Dungeness Crab and French Breakfast Radish

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Chateau Montelena 2010 John Muir Hannah Chardonnay: Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Peach Purée

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Chateau Montelena, 2010 Estate Zinfandel: Potted Shortribs with Onion Marmalade

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Chateau Montelena, 2009 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon: Roasted Lamb Rack, Herb Bread Crumbs

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Chateau Montelena, 2003 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon: Preserved Duck Tostada Mole

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Chateau Montelena, 2009 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc: Chicken Liver Pâté in a Donut with Apricot

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We’ve recently begun hosting our Traveling CellarMaster Tastings throughout the year and across the country, exclusive for our Chateau Montelena CellarMaster Wine Club Members; yet another perk of membership.

Next stop, New York!

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A Napa Valley native, Kali returned to the area after a stint on the East Coast and can be found documenting the latest happenings at the Chateau. When not behind the camera, she likes to experiment in the kitchen, travel, and enjoy the outdoors