Morgan’s in the desert invites you to join us for our monthly Winemaker Dinner on Thursday, February 1, featuring renowned Napa Valley vintner Jarvis Estate Winery.

Jarvis Estate is noted for its ultra-premium, estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. All Jarvis wines are produced from their own estate vineyards, located high above the city of Napa, in the beautifully rugged mountains between Mt. George and Milliken Canyon at the southeastern end of the Napa Valley. The vineyards are planted in gently sloping meadows one thousand feet above the valley floor. As the cool maritime air passes over the Carneros flats and begins flowing into the valley, it falls about seven degrees in temperature for the thousand feet of vertical rise. As such, the Jarvis Estate vineyards tend to be cooler by several degrees than the famous Carneros region. These cooler temperatures allow a long “hang time,” which permits a long, slow fruit maturation for maximum flavor and concentration at harvest.

Born from a passion for fine wines, William and Leticia Jarvis slowly immersed themselves in the culture of winemaking after acquiring a weekend estate in Napa. They first spent time studying how to best plant a vineyard. Next came a careful 10 years nurturing the vineyard and finally the winery itself. The Jarvis Estate winemaking facility is entirely contained within 45,000 square feet of cave tunneled into the scenic Vaca Mountains, four miles east of downtown Napa. It is not only a visual masterpiece but a technical masterpiece as well. Due to the invariant temperature and high humidity level of caves, wineries have typically used caves for the barrel aging of wines. Jarvis Estate was the first in this country to tunnel a cave so large that it could hold the entire winemaking operation. With the help of a geotechnical consultant and the largest computer at the University of California Berkeley, William Jarvis was able to successfully plan and design the large chambers of the underground winery. As the cave extends further into the mountain, the chambers become larger. Pushing the state of the art, the last chamber could comfortably contain two full basketball courts. These chambers allow even the large fermentation tanks to be underground and out of sight, thus preserving the unmarred beauty of the natural outside environment.

A special prix fixe dinner menu created and prepared for the occasion by Executive Chef Jae Ho Bang will be served with the evening’s wine selections.

We look forward to sharing with you a memorable dining experience of fine wine and exceptional cuisine on this very special evening with Jarvis Estate Winery

To make a reservation, please contact Morgan’s in the desert at 760.564.7600

FIRST COURSE
Dungeness Crab
Meyer Lemon Coulis, Baby Radish, Compressed Cucumber and Daikon
Jarvis Estate Chardonnay

SECOND COURSE
Maple Leaf Farm Duck Breast
Poached Asian Pear, Szechuan Peppercorn, Lavender Honey
Jarvis Estate Lake William

THIRD COURSE
Braised Osso Bucco
Pearl Onions, Parsnip Puree, Heirloom Carrot, Pickled Fresno
Jarvis Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

DESSERT
Chocolate Bonbons with Winter Fruits
Cherry, Red Currant, BlackBerries, Concord Grapes
Jarvis Estate Merlot

*$150 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity
Due to the special pairing of wine and food, we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions.

To make a reservation, please contact Morgan’s in the desert at 760.564.7600

 

 

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