GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH LEGENDARY WINEMAKER CHRIS FIGGINS 

 

Sip Hard to Find Wines from Leonetti Cellars, FIGGINS, and Toil Oregon at Taste of Tulalip Wine Seminar on February 11th

As part of the ongoing Taste of Tulalip wine series, Sommelier Tommy Thompson will be hosting Winemaker Chris Figgins for a one-of-kind tasting featuring hard to find wine pours from the legendary Leonetti Cellars, FIGGINS, and their latest venture, Toil Oregon. The event will be held at the Tulalip Resort Casino’s Chinook Room on Saturday, February 11th with doors opening at 5 pm.

A reception pour of the 2015 Figgins Riesling alongside a Butterfly Shrimp spoon topped with a dollop of mango relish will start the evening. Then guests will move on to the first of three verticals, starting with the first lineup of three vintages of the Toil Oregon, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from 2012, 2014, and 2015. On the palate this wine expresses a true essence of Pinot with loads of pure, but restrained, fruit and silky soft tannins. These top-level Pinots will be paired with a Roast Duck Roulade stuffed with pancetta, spinach, herb cheese, and topped with fig jelly.

Vertical two is loaded with three vintages that will showcase the 2011, 2012, and 2013 FIGGINS Estate Red from Walla Walla, Washington, a wine born from “the site” with the planting of proper varietals, and a family winemaking legacy. The chefs are showcasing a pairing of the Maple Herb and Peppercorn Crusted Stuffed Lamb Chop served with a sun-dried tomato, olives, cheese, and pancetta.

And for the pièce de résistance, glasses for the third vertical will be filled with the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Leonetti Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla. To finish off this legendary lineup, the Tulalip chefs have prepared a delicious Grilled Flank Steak, Shiitake Mushroom Lollipop with their house-made Blueberry Demi-glace, which will pair very well these exceptionally dark and beautifully complex wines.

“I’m truly looking forward to sharing some of my family’s winemaking history in Walla Walla and what makes this place so special for wine. You will learn about our viticulture and winemaking as I lead you through a tasting of three remarkable vintages of Leonetti Cabernet and FIGGINS estate red, as well as a sneak peak of our past and upcoming vintages of Toil Oregon, my exciting new Willamette Valley Pinot Noir project,” states Chris Figgins.

For wine collectors and drinkers, Tommy Thompson will have the Taste of Tulalip Wine Shop open during the seminar from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. Attendees can purchase from a limited selection of wines from Leonetti Cellars and FIGGINS wineries.

The Chinook Room doors open at 5:00 pm with the tasting starting at 6:00 pm. The event is only for those 21 and over. Tickets are priced at $149 per person and are all-inclusive of tax and gratuity. To purchase your seat at the seminar, call (360) 716 6888.

About Tulalip Resort Casino

Award winning Tulalip Resort Casino is the most distinctive gaming, dining, meeting, entertainment, and shopping destination in Washington state. The AAA Four Diamond resort’s world-class amenities have ensured its place on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold and Traveler Top 100 Resorts lists. The property includes 192,000 square feet of first-class gaming excitement; a luxury hotel showcasing Coast Salish artwork throughout the property, as well as the newly renovated 370 guest rooms and suites, outfitted with custom premium pillow top beds; 30,000 square feet of premier meeting, convention and wedding space; the 14,000 square foot full-service T Spa; and 7 dining venues, including the AAA Four Diamond Tulalip Bay Restaurant. It also showcases the intimate Canoes Cabaret; a 3,000-seat amphitheater. Nearby, find the Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve, Cabela’s, and the Seattle Premium Outlets—featuring more than 122 name brand retail discount shops. The Tulalip Resort Casino is conveniently located between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. just off Interstate-5 at exit 200. It is an enterprise of the Tulalip Tribes. For reservations please call (866) 716-7162.

 

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