Celebrate Oregon Wine Month at the Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Dinner on May 22, 2019
In case you didn’t know, May is Oregon Wine Month, an annual month-long celebration of Oregon’s world-class wines and wine regions. Our restaurant is in the heart of Oregon’s famed Willamette Valley wine region and our food menu is inspired by this region and our longstanding relationships with award wineries like Willamette Valley Vineyards (WVV). Founded in 1983 by Oregon native Jim Bernau with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir, WVV has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
In honor of Oregon Wine Month, WVV invites you to join them here at Bentley’s for an exclusive Wine Dinner on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6 pm. Brian Parker of WVV will be sharing their classic Oregon wines, including the newly released 2018 Oregon Solidarity Chardonnay and 2016 Père Ami, paired with a decadent four-course dinner handcrafted by Bentley’s Executive Chef Hans Afshar. The cost to attend is $75, excluding gratuity. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To secure your seat, please contact Soraida Cross at (503) 779-1660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s a sneak peek of the menu below.
Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Dinner at Bentley’s Menu
2016 Dijon Clone Chardonnay paired with Beet Soup with Brown Butter Drops
2018 Oregon Solidarity Chardonnay paired with Achiote Marinated Halibut with Pineapple Beurre Blanc
2016 Père Ami paired with Coffee and Cinnamon Crusted Venison with Rosemary Black Current Sauce
2014 Quinta Reserva Port-Style Pinot Noir paired with Bananas Jubilee with Crapes and Rum Sauce
If you can’t make it to the WVV Wine Dinner, Bentley’s is also celebrating Oregon Wine Month by featuring Willamette Valley Vineyards (WVV) wine flights and wine specials throughout the month. Choose from our *available selection that includes:
2017 Founder’s Reserve Pinot Noir
Ruby in color, the wine features a bright nose of black and red cherry, savory dried herbs and earth. An inviting palate with fruit-forward flavors of cranberry and raspberry are accented by cocoa powder and toasted oak over a medium-bodied frame with integrated tannins and balanced acidity.
2017 Whole Cluster Pinot Noir
As refreshing as liquid fruit salad in a glass, this wine is ruby in color and opens with lively aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry and cocoa with a hint of earthiness. A vibrant entry and juicy mid-palate features flavors that mirror aromas with the addition of raspberry purée and vanilla. A well-rounded and soft finish, accented by refreshing acidity, carries flavors far beyond the sip.
2016 Estate Pinot Noir
This wine exemplifies the “Oregon style” opening with aromas of raspberry, black currant, dried herbs and black pepper to create an elegant bouquet. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and flavors of cherry, blackberry, bergamot, anise and earth. Exceptionally balanced with velvety tannins, lively acidity and a lingering finish.
2015 Tualatin Estate Pinot Noir
Focused notes of florals, including violet and lavender, flow into ripe red fruits of cherry and raspberry accented by nutmeg and cedar aromas. The palate is satin-textured over an elegant frame of bright acidity and firm tannins surround mouth-filling flavors of cranberry, earth and savory herbs.
2015 Bernau Block Pinot Noir
Deep garnet colored in the glass, the wine opens with a complex nose of boysenberry, blackberry, plum, tobacco and cigar box notes. Showcasing concentration and elegance, the flavors brighten on the full-bodied palate with red fruit framed by minerality, baking spice and menthyl. The well-structured, polished tannins and balancing acidity suggest this wine will further reward those with patience.
2016 Dijon Clone Chardonnay
The nose opens with aromas of tropical fruit, honey, butterscotch and vanilla, unfolding into a creamy medium-bodied palate offering a beautiful textural experience that carries in flavors of pineapple and baking spice. The finish is long with balancing acidity to highlight its vibrancy and notes of peach and golden pear that linger far beyond the sip.
2018 Oregon Solidarity Chardonnay
Barrel fermented and then aged in 30% new French oak. Lush and tropical on the palate with honey, mango, pineapple, and toasted hazelnuts – showing fresh acidity.
Straw in color, the wine opens with delicate aromas of lemon, lime, grapefruit and dried herbs. On the palate, zest of citrus flavors emerge and are accented by fresh florals and white pepper that carry through to the bright finish.
Pale lemon in color, the nose features notes of pear, golden apple, lime and lychee. The flavors mirror aromas and palate evolves into a crisp, dry finish with lingering notes of lemongrass and citrus zest.
Fine bubbles elevate an appealing bouquet of pear, golden apple, white flowers, ginger and candied almond. Attractive lemon and floral notes meld seamlessly on the palate with baking spice and brioche flavors gained from extended sur lie aging. The creamy and elegant structure combined with lifting acidity carry these flavors through the lingering vibrant finish.
2016 Pere Ami
A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Tempranillo, the wine offers a deep nose of plum, game and black olive. On the palate, the wine features additional dark fruits, cassis, pepper and tobacco. This full-bodied wine is structured with firm tannins, balancing acidity and incredible length on the finish. Peak drinkability: 2018 – 2024
2018 Oregon Solidarity Rose
Whole Cluster pressed with cold stainless steel fermentation. Expressive aromatics that jump out of the glass with fresh flavors like ripe strawberry, raspberry, rose petal and watermelon. Soft tannins and bright acidity that finishes clean and juicy.
*Our selection of wines is subject to change based on availability.