Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Santa Rosa Starts Their Recovery/Stark's Steak and Seafood/Handley Cellars

As we enjoy this beautiful fall day,we are surrounded by many people effected by the California wild fires.All we can do is take each say,one at a time,and start to rebuild this beautiful community.Let's take the evening and head down to Stark's Steak and Seafood!We have a few great wines from Handley cellars,and we are ready for some world class wines and food.We will take a look at Handley Cellars and then checkout the Stark's website. Handley Cellars is a small family-owned winery in California’s Mendocino County. Bonded in 1982, we produce around 12,000 cases of wine a year. Our quality starts with our Estate Vineyards in Anderson Valley. We are located at the northwest end of the Anderson Valley on 59 acres of the original Holmes Ranch. Still standing on the property are the now-refurbished ranch house, barn, and the original water tower. At Handley Cellars, we offer a wide variety of wines that complement today’s diverse cuisines. Winemaker Milla Handley seeks to make balanced wines that possess distinctive varietal characteristics, wines that reflect the soil and climate in which they were grown. we will talk about their great Pinot Noirs,but our food focus is the white wines from Handley cellars. Working with carefully tended, exceptional sites, Handley Cellars strives to create wines which faithfully reflect the unique characteristics of the vineyards and viticultural region, focusing on our appellation of Anderson Valley. We select vineyards that fully ripen at lower brix, resulting in wines with low to moderate alcohol levels. Beginning with the 2012 vintage, our white wines are free of animal products. From start to finish, we are mindful of our impact on our rural valley, and the implications of our farming and wine making choices for future generations. Let's open the 2015 Pinot Blanc! The majority of the fruit for this wine was sourced from Cox-Schrader Ranch located at the southern end of the Ukiah Valley viticulture region. This area is known to produce full flavored Chardonnay and is a great site for Pinot Blanc as well. Its location along the Russian River is slightly cooler than much of the Ukiah Valley and the deep alluvial soils are fertile and well drained. The Pinot Blanc is growing immediately adjacent to the river on the flood plain where the deep rooted, older vines can access ample moisture to withstand the hot summer months. These growing conditions are conducive to producing ripe fruit flavors at lower sugar concentrations (brix). A small amount of Riesling from the Green Ranch in Anderson Valley was blended in to add acidity and build structure in the wine. We have a great new feature with Randy Shock on these wines,followed by a feature with GM Bruce at Stark's. Casually elegant with an upscale feel, Stark’s Steak & Seafood serves up classic fare with a modern approach. Stark’s features sustainable seafood, Certified Angus Beef® brand, Prime and Natural, in-house dry-aged beef, and American Kobe. All beef is hand selected by owner/executive chef Mark Stark and served à la carte. Guests may choose from an extensive list of local and international wines, many in half bottles. Full bar features signature and well cocktails and over sixty whiskeys. Today we will dine and enjoy!Please join us!Cheers! Click here and join us as we enjoy great wines and stories from Anderson Valley and Stark's Steakhouse and Seafood.

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