Tulalip features Leonetti, Figgins
The ongoing Taste of Tulalip wine series continues with Winemaker Chris Figgins for a tasting featuring hard to find wine pours from the legendary Leonetti Cellars, FIGGINS, and their latest venture, Toil Oregon. The event, at the Tulalip Resort Casino, will be 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.
A reception pour of the 2015 Figgins Riesling alongside a Butterfly Shrimp spoon topped with a dollop of mango relish will start the evening. Then guests will move on to the first of three verticals, starting with the first lineup of three vintages of the Toil Oregon, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from 2012, 2014, and 2015, paired with a Roast Duck Roulade stuffed with pancetta, spinach, herb cheese, and topped with fig jelly.
Vertical two is loaded with three vintages that will showcase the 2011, 2012, and 2013 FIGGINS Estate Red from Walla Walla, Washington, a wine born from “the site” with the planting of proper varietals, and a family winemaking legacy. The chefs are showcasing a pairing of the Maple Herb and Peppercorn Crusted Stuffed Lamb Chop served with a sun-dried tomato, olives, cheese, and pancetta.
And for the pièce de résistance, glasses for the third vertical will be filled with the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Leonetti Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla. To finish off this lineup, the Tulalip chefs have prepared a Grilled Flank Steak, Shiitake Mushroom Lollipop with their house-made Blueberry Demi-glace, which will pair very well these dark and beautifully complex wines.
For wine collectors and drinkers, Sommelier Tommy Thompson will have the Taste of Tulalip Wine Shop open during the seminar. Attendees can purchase from a limited selection of wines from Leonetti Cellars and FIGGINS wineries.
The event is only for those 21 and over. Tickets are priced at $149 per person and are all-inclusive of tax and gratuity. To purchase your seat at the seminar, call (360) 716 6888.