NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed restaurant empire David Burke Group announced the release of a signature private label Pinot Noir Blend, "Unvarnished," in conjunction with award-winning Brooks Winery (Oregon) and blended by David Burke Group's own Corporate Director of Wines, Natalie Dulaney. The 2014 Pinot Noir blend, from the Eola-Amity Hills in Oregon's Willamette Valley, will be sold exclusively at New York and Connecticut David Burke Group properties and will be released this Fall.
"We are so thrilled to announce our first ever signature wine," commented Dulaney, who was named David Burke Groups wine director in 2014. "I've always been such a fan of Brooks Winery and was so honored when they invited me to Willamette Valley to participate in this unique, hands on experience. Thanks to the wonderful folks at Brooks, we've created a truly one-of-a-kind wine for all of our guests to enjoy, with or without food."
The process began in 2014 with an in-depth weekend long tasting of approximately 50 barrel samples of pinot noir which the winery uses, each either a different vineyard site or clone. The blend was then custom curated, by Dulaney, based on distinguishing flavor profiles of different grow sites and soils as well as the different nuances of flavors found in each unique clone.
"Unvarnished" is 100% four Pinot Noir consisting of four clones, including Crannel (60%), Muska (22%), Big Cheese (10%) and Brooks Estate (8%). It is described as having notes of ripe blue and purple fruits (blueberry, dark cherry, blackberry and plum) with a subtle smoky earthiness, hints of turned earth and wood shavings. It is balanced by a nice, bright acidity and comes in at 13.5% ABV. "Unvarnished" will be sold by the glass and bottle in New York and Connecticut area David Burke properties.
ABOUT DAVID BURKE GROUP
Founded in 2003 by Chef David Burke, the David Burke Group is a powerhouse restaurant group that blends whimsy and innovation to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Each of the group's individual establishments works to push the limits of refined American cuisine through the use of uncommon ingredients, creative presentations and ingenious cooking techniques. Beginning with the New York City flagship restaurant David Burke Townhouse, the group's other restaurants include David Burke Kitchen (New York, NY and Aspen, CO), JIMMY (New York, NY), Fishtail (New York, NY), David Burke at Bloomingdale's (New York, NY), David Burke fabrick (New York, NY), Spyglass Rooftop Bar (New York, NY), Burke in the Box at McCarran Airport (Las Vegas, NV), David Burke Primehouse (Chicago, IL), Bacon Bar, Anrgy Taco and Handwich Shop at Prudential Center, NJ, Trilogy at Silverspot Cinemas, and David Burke Prime (Foxwoods Casino, CT).
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