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7 Wines, 7 Appetizers at Monterosso in Richland

July 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am


Join Owner and Winemaker Bob Delf for this fabulous experience at Monterosso in Richland, WA. Call for tickets and information 509-946-4525, https://monterossos.com/

Monterosso’s Italian Restaurant and Northwest Cellars – 7 Wines & 7 Appetizers – Sunday, July 11th – 6:00 pm:

Join Bob Delf, Owner/Winemaker from Northwest Cellars and I to taste 7 excellent wines paired with 7 delectable regional appetizers. An evening of great wine, food and friends!
Northwest Cellars supplies our most popular wine – our private label Monterosso’s Mountain Red Select. Northwest Cellars is an award winning Washington Winery, meticulously working with local growers to source the very best grapes from the very best vineyards and crafting their wines to ensure exciting and consistent varietals and blends. Northwest Cellars are in the Top 20 Wineries in Washington for Platinum Awards (the highest award possible). Owner, Bob Delf and I have selected 7 of his best wines for you to enjoy – and Bob will educate you while you imbibe. Executive Chef, Adam Carr will create 7 delectable appetizers to pair with these great wines. Since these are Washington wines, our appetizers will feature some of Washington’s most popular ingredients. As many of you know – our wine events tend to sell out quickly – so make your reservation now. We hope you join us for this special evening!

Reservations by calling Monterosso’s only please – 509-946-4525.
Sunday, 7/11/21 – 6:00 pm
$79 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
1. Northwest Cellars Aria – Yakima Valley – 2020. 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Chardonnay – A refreshing Sauvignon Blanc blend that combines nose and palate with notes of salt water taffy, caramel, a little lemon and barely ripe apricot. There’s a touch of creaminess and more flavors of grapefruit and crushed rock with a little grassy finish. Think babbling brook and enjoy! Paired with peach blue cheese salad – mixed greens, blue cheese, sliced peaches, and a housemade apricot-peach vinaigrette.

2. 2015 Northwest Cellars Syrah – Verhey Vineyard, Yakima Valley – 2015. 100% Syrah – With deep aromas of black currant, prune and plum and notes of dried herbs, potpourri and vanilla, also reflected on the palate, in this lush very well-balanced wine. True to this varietal, it is savory and rich with its dark intense fruit leading to a persistent finish of subtle peppery spice. Note to self – drink this wine! Paired with herb seared beef crostini – herb seared shoulder tenderloin and plum salsa on a toasted sliced baguette.

3.Northwest Cellars Madrigal – Yakima Valley – 2016. 34% Syrah, 33% Grenache, 33% Mourvèdre – Breathe in aromas of plum, a little leather, some dusty raspberries and a few maraschino cherries sprinkled with fresh herbs. Follow that with some brighter flavors of cranberry and pie cherries. Add notes of baking spices, some raspberry mint sauce and a touch of meatiness. With smooth tannins, you will love this wine! Paired with haricot verts with a fresh mint cherry sauce.

4.Northwest Cellars Intrigue – Columbia Valley – 2016. 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Malbec, 30% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot – A complex nose of very ripe blackberries, black currant and green bramble with hints of mint, oregano, orange rind and the bottom board of an old dresser. The palate is a rich mash of black fruit, baking spices, and a bit of root beer all enfolded in dry soft tannins. Good acidity balances the fullness of this big blend with a finish that just won’t quit. Paired with blackberry veal meatball with tarragon marinara.

5.Northwest Cellars Merlot – Columbia Valley – 2016. 100% Merlot. Starts with soft red fruit on the nose and hints of cocoa. These ease into the palate revealing a core of ripe dark plum enhanced with strawberry and cherry and a touch of cranberry chutney. With easy tannins and nice acidity and a finish with a hint of spice, this is a perfect go-to wine! Paired with Dr Pepper braised lamb and cinnamon risotto.

6.Northwest Cellars Malbec – Verhey Vineyard, Yakima Valley – 2015. 100% Malbec. Juicy, warm and welcoming! Fruit forward on the nose and palate displaying lots of plum and cherry with notes of root beer and a little dusty stuff. A similar palate plus some red fruit leading to a delicious black cherry finish. Soft tannins make this such a friendly wine. Paired with smoked pork belly with a cocoa barbecue sauce over corn mashed potatoes.

7.Northwest Cellars Oscuro – Verhey, Art Den Hoed Vineyards – Columbia Valley – 2016. 50% Malbec, 50% Petite Sirah. Intense nose of black currant, raspberry candies, black grapes, black tea and a little plop of wet cement. The pallet is dry but fruity with orange rind, cranberry relish and grape pez. Well balanced with integrated tannins and a finish of a cocoa dusted orange chocolate truffle. Paired with concord chocolate cake with a concord grape sauce and vanilla ice cream.


July 11, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Monterosso’s Italian Restaurant
Richland, United States