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Romeo's Euro Café Presents

Monday, March 21st, 2005
6:30 P.M.
Fresh mozzarella, roasted red pepper, Portobellini mushrooms, roasted garlic and basil pesto.
Murphy-Goode 2002 Claret
The three varietals used to produce this wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot) are grown in the Alexander Valley where the flavor profile of these grapes lend a lush black-fruit backbone. Wild Card is an apt description for this "Bordeaux varietal blend" as the term allows us the flexibility to "play" each varietal as we choose in creating a "winning hand."

Paris, Texas
Hearts of palm, fennel, black beans, avocado, Gorgonzola cheese, cilantro, teriyaki escargot, red leaf lettuce.
Murphy-Goode 2002 Merlot, Alexander Valley
We achieve considerable complexity of aroma and depth of flavor in this Alexander Valley Merlot through selection from several different vineyard sources. The steep hillside estates of Murphy Ranch and Robert Young Vineyards, in the heard of the Alexander Valley, provide the wine's core pf black fruit components, while vineyards on the bench-land in the southern part of the Alexander Valley add spice and further complexity.

Blackened golden grouper, pepperini risotto with sun dried tomatoes, peas, Kalamata olives and asparagus.
Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
Hillside and bench-land vineyards on the eastern slope of the Alexander Valley create a classic Cabernet Sauvignon with soft texture and rich flavors. Small lots of Merlot and Petit Verdot are blended from time to time for added complexity. Layers of sweet black fruit and spice are the distinguishing feature of our Cabernet.

Murphy-Goode Zinfandel, "Liar's Dice," Sonoma County
The late Tim Murphy was the architect of our Zinfandel program in a plan conceived over 20 years of breakfasts and "liar's dice" games at Mickey's Café in Geyserville. Tim's circle of friends at these early morning meetings are some of the finest Zin growers in Sonoma County and now are the fruit source for Liar's Dice Zinfandel. Dense black cherry, raspberry jam, currant are brought together in layers with sweet vanilla oak.

$35 + tax & gratuity
R.S.V.P. 480-962-4224, Romeo@Eurocafe.com

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