Les Deux I - Steak & 100 Pt Wine Party

Les Deux I – Steak & 100 Pt Wine Party

The idea was simple: some of the best beef in America, served with a selection of some of the best wines in the world. Everyone pitched in, and we bought deep, and wide: Pegau, Beucastel, Sine Qua Non, Mouron, Fonseca, d’Yquem, the works, and the red meat, from the aged steaks to the buffalo tartare and elk bourgignon were top notch. A dangerous combination. Thanks BJG for hosting, Casa Greenbaum was the perfect venue. It was a legendary night (not that we won’t try to top it again this year)

Here’s the Full Menu:

Flight #1 – Syrah, Shiraz, & Rhone Varietals
Rolf Binder Veritas Hanisch Shiraz 2005, Barossa Valley, Australia – 98 pts
Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul 2007, Rhone, France – 100 pts
Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reservee 2003, Rhone, France – 98 pts
Greenock Creek Block Creek Shiraz 2003, Barossa Valley, Australia – 100 pts

Flight #2 – West Coast Beasts vs Right Bank Monsters
Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Columbia Valley, WA – 100 pts
Harlan Estate 2004, Napa Valley, CA – 98 pts
Château Cos d’Estournel 2003, St. Estephe, Bordeaux, France – 98 pts
Pavie Macquin 2005, St Emilion, Bordeaux, France – 98 pts

Flight #3 – Snail-Eaters Vs Surfers (or the Stuffy French vs the Laid Back Californians)
Chateau Leoville Las Cases, 2005, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France, 2005 – 100 pts
Colgin IX Estate Red 2006, Napa Valley, CA – 100 pts
Mouton-Rothschild 1988, Medoc, Bordeaux, France – 94 pts
Conn Valley Cabernet Reserve 2008, Napa Valley, CA – 98 pts

Flight #4 – No battles here, we all win Baby!
Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2001, Bordeaux – 100 pts (Wine Spectator Wine of Year 2004)
Chateau d’Yquem 2003, Sauternes, France – 98 pts
Fonseca Port 1994, Portugal – 100 pts (Wine Spectator Wine of Year 1997)
Sampler Selection of other Sweet Wines

Appetizers & Pairings
Assorted cheeses, breads, oils, and cow & goat butters
Prosciutto-Wrapped, Goat Cheese & Honey-Stuffed, Dates
Homemade Liver Mousse
Buffalo Tartare
Slow-Braised Elk & Buffalo
4 Steak Selection
Grass-Fed Angus Beef from Nolan Ryan Farms
Grass-Fed Beef from Half Circle Ranch
Grain-Finished Wagyu Beef from AA Co Australia
Grain-Fed Piedmontese Beef from Montana Ranch