Monday, January 26, 2009

President Barack Obama's Inauguration

President Barack Obama's Inaugural luncheon was held on January 20, 2009. The two wines served were the Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc and the Goldeneye Pinot Noir. We stock both at our Forsyth location.

2009 Presidential Inaugural Luncheon
"We are honored to announce that the 2007 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc and the 2005 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir were selected by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to be served at the 2009 Inaugural Luncheon on January 20th.
Approximately 200 guests including the new President, Vice President, members of their families, the Supreme Court, Cabinet designees, and members of the Congressional leadership attended the event in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol." -- Duckhorn Vineyards

2009 Inaugural Luncheon Menu

First Course
Seafood Stew

2007 Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Seafood Stew recipe

Second Course
A Brace of American Birds (pheasant and duck)

Sour Cherry Chutney and Molasses Sweet Potatoes
2005 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Duck Breast recipe Pheasant recipe

Third Course
Apple Cinnamon Sponge Cake & Sweet Cream Glace

Korbel "Special Inaugural Cuvee"

2007 Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc
"Duckhorn has been remarkably consistent with this bottling, although the price has crept up the last few years. The ‘07 is right up there, a sweetly oaked, leesy wine whose citrus and lemongrass flavors are fattened up with the pears and figs of Sémillon. The finish is quite dry and rich."
Rated 90/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2005 Goldeneye Pinot Noir
"Rich and distinctive, with complex, concentrated loamy earth, black cherry, wild berry, savory spice and fresh earth scents. The tannins are rich and mouthcoating, yet the fruit pours through."
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

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