FUTO Estate Wine Dinner March 21, 2023
FUTO Estate Wine Dinner with Jesse Rodriguez
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
At a private home near Taylor's Wine Shop in North Raleigh
$350 per person, all-inclusive
FUTO Estate. It's a story of true beauty and passion. On the western hillsides of Oakville, Napa Valley, lies FUTO Estate. Nestled in gently rolling hillsides between the valley floor and the Mayacamas Mountains, Tom and Kyle Futo began their winery in 2002. They expanded their estate vineyard holdings with the purchase of a picturesque property in Stags Leap District where their Cabernet vines grow on volcanic rock outcroppings. They believe the pinnacle of wine quality comes from hand farming hillside vineyards. The extra effort it takes is justified at every harvest. Their vineyard management is 100% in-house, and they feel this is the best way to not only achieve consistency, but to also improve with every vintage. Their attention to every tiny detail is astounding. Their winery is a stunning example of artistic form that is perfectly functional. Small tanks for fermenting separate vineyard lots sit above the cellar rooms where the free run juice is fed by gravity through their minimal intervention winemaking process. No detail was overlooked in producing these world-class wines, and they are a treat to any collector's cellar.
Jesse Rodriguez from FUTO Estate will be here to share with us the intricacies that make FUTO one of a kind. He holds just about every wine and sommelier certification possible (Head Some at The French Laundry when they won their inaugural Michelin three-star award, SWS, FWS, CWE, DipWSET, Advanced Sommelier, James Beard Nominee), and is very close to achieving his Master Sommelier honorable distinction. He heads up national sales for FUTO, and is a wine educator by several qualifications and by personality. We're excited to welcome him to our NC coast!
We're thrilled to have Michell-Casteel - A Fine Catered Affair back preparing a beautiful pairing dinner to accompany these wines. They pull out all the stops when preparing and serving a four course wine dinner, and this one is shaping up to be delectable! Stay tuned for the menu.
2021 Helianthus Rosé $85
2018 FUTO OV/SL - $330
66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot
JS 98, AG 94, JD 97+
2018 FUTO Oakville Estate - $500
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot
JS 99, AG 97, JD 99
2018 FUTO 5500 Stags Leap District Estate - $500
92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot
JS 99, AG 98, JD 98+
This event will be limited to 18 guests.
Non-Refundable 72 hours in advance.