There are a handful of truly historic and extraordinary wineries in Napa that produce long-lived, balanced, and elegant wines. Those in the know are familiar with the brilliant bottlings from Stony Hill Vineyard. Ideal 55 is tremendously excited to welcome Stony Hill as our featured vineyard partner for our upcoming wine dinner on September 22, 2016 at Petrossian in West Hollywood.
Founded by the McCrea family in 1948, Stony Hill continues to be family owned and operated, producing 100% estate-grown wines from dry-farmed vineyards. The vineyards extend from 800 to 1,500 feet in elevation on a base of volcanic soils and limestone rock within the Spring Mountain District. Winemaker Mike Chelini has overseen production since 1973, continuing the signature restrained style and minimalist approach of Stony Hill’s original winemaker and founder, Fred McCrea.
Stony Hill is widely recognized for its Chardonnay and white wines. Think lean, bright wines with a mineral backbone, acidity, and overall elegance. Forget the toasty oak and butter; the wines are often mistaken for Grand Cru white Burgundy. The production now includes Cabernet, planted in 2004 and officially bottled in 2009. It’s old-world in style, balanced, nuanced, and beautiful.
Ideal 55 is thrilled to welcome Sarah McCrea, the president of operations and granddaughter of the original founders to join us on the night of the event. She will guide the evening and be on hand to talk about the rich history of Stony Hill.
These are some of the most special wines coming out of Napa today, and for the last 60 years. If you don’t know about them, join us. All guests in attendance will have the opportunity to purchase most of the wines in the lineup and join the Stony Hill list. It’s a terrific opportunity to discover some of the best that Napa has to offer.
Menu + Wines
Smoked Salmon Blini & Caviar
Foie Gras Torchon
Halibut & Potato Croquette
Mussel Gratiné & Curry
Fig & Goat Cheese Skewer
2008 & 2014 White Riesling
Caviar Wedge Salad
Baby Iceberg, Shaved Egg, Chives, Smoked Sturgeon Dressing,
Caviar, Trout Roe, Fleur de Maviar®
2004 & 2007 Chardonnay
Seared Scallop, King Crab, Roasted Tomatoes
2011 & 2013 Chardonnay
Brentwood Corn, Mushrooms, Bordelaise
2010 & 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Chef’s Selection of artisanal cheeses
2007 Semillon de Soleil
Cost: $215/guest all-inclusive
All guests in attendance will receive a case discount on wines purchased the night of the event.