The Capital Grille Brings “Critics’ Darlings” To The Generous Pour
Wine Event Pairs The Capital Grille Favorites with 90+ Point Finds
Orlando, Fla. – July 11, 2017 – The Capital Grille today kicked off its ninth annual The Generous Pour wine event, inviting guests to a tasting experience of seven acclaimed wines from California and Oregon. Selected to pair with the restaurant’s signature menu items, The Generous Pour wine experience is available for $28* when paired with dinner from July 10 through September 3, 2017.
The theme of this year’s event – The Critics’ Darlings: 90+ Point Finds – brings together wines that have been rated 90 points or higher** by respected wine critics. This world-class wine experience provides guests access to wines that have been highly acclaimed for characteristics such as overall quality, taste profile, body and aroma. The tasting exploration at The Generous Pour is meant to encourage guests to try new wine varietals and regions, as well as educate on specific notes and best pairings.
“The Capital Grille is already known for its award-winning wine list, so for the ninth year of The Generous Pour, we want our guests to experience acclaimed 90-point wines that complement the signature flavors of our dinner menu,” said Brian Phillips, The Capital Grille’s Advanced Sommelier. “Guests can enjoy wines from California’s Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Santa Barbara regions, as well as Oregon’s Willamette Valley to round out this year’s line-up. We believe the ‘Critics’ Darlings’ paired with items across our menu provide an exclusive tasting experience unmatched in the industry.”
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During The Generous Pour, servers will suggest pairings for each course, based on individual preferences, allowing guests to craft their own personalized wine dinner.The wines of The Generous Pour 2017 collection and recommended pairings from The Capital Grille’s Advanced Sommelier include:
Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 (92 Points) – Pairing Recommendation: Bone-In Kona Crusted Dry Aged NY Strip with Shallot Butter
Arrowood "Sonoma Estates" Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 (90 Points) – Pairing Recommendation: Seared Dry Aged Sirloin
Siduri Pinot Noir, 2015 (90 Points) – Pairing Recommendation: Seared Citrus Glazed Salmon with Marcona Almonds and Brown Butter
Edmeades Zinfandel, 2013 (91 Points) – Pairing Recommendation: Double Cut Lamb Rib Chops
Matanzas Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc, 2016 (92 Points) – Pairing Recommendation: Jumbo Lump Crab Cocktail
Cambria Clone 4 Chardonnay, 2015 (91 Points) – Pairing Recommendation: Sea Scallops
WillaKenzie Pinot Gris, 2016 (90 Points) – Pairing Recommendation: Cold Shellfish Platter
Generous Pour Wine Tasting Notes
About The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille is a fine-dining restaurant that offers dry aged steaks, fresh seafood, an award-winning wine list and professional service in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for its expertly prepared steaks, which are custom-aged for 18 to 24 days in-house and hand-cut in-restaurant by a butcher. The restaurant’s wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 – 5,000 bottles. The Capital Grille also offers personalized, on-site wine lockers, available by annual lease. Reservations are recommended, but not required. For more information, please visit: thecapitalgrille.com.
* $38 in PA.
** Ratings by: The Tasting Panel, Vinous Media, The Wine Advocate, Wine.com, Wine Reviews Online.
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