Lang & Reed Wine Dinner

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Join us on Tuesday, May 17th for a wine dinner featuring the wines of Lang & Reed Wine Company, Special guest John Skupny will he here to enjoy dinner with guests and speak about his fabulous wines.

Tracey & John Skupny started Lang & Reed Wine Company in 1996 with the goal to explore the distinct charms of Cabernet Franc and to craft wines that are both expressive and enjoyable to drink.

The foundation of their wine experience began almost 40 years ago while working in the restaurant trade in Kansas City. They were trained in the classics: fine wine, fine food, and fine service. Having attained positions as wine stewards (sommeliers), the lure of vineyards and wineries brought them to California in 1980, settling finally in the Napa Valley by 1984.

Over the first decade of living in the Napa Valley, John held executive positions at Caymus Vineyards, Clos Du Val Wine Company and the Niebaum-Coppola Estate (Inglenook). Tracey focused on a growing family (Reed & Jerzy Lang) and philanthropic efforts such as the St. Helena Public Schools Foundation and Auction Napa Valley. In 1994, she embarked on the first of two stints working at Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery and has recently completed round two as Sales Director.

Since arriving in the Napa Valley, Tracey & John have been actively involved with the Napa Valley Vintners, both serving lengthy tenures on the Board of Directors, acting as Co-Chairs of the 10th anniversary Premiere Napa Valley barrel auction, and participating as members of many subcommittees. John served as President of the NVV and the Auction Napa Valley in 1996, the same year that Lang & Reed became the 125th member of the NVV.

During their wine ‘foundation’ years, the Skupnys became intrigued by the magnitude of distinction Cabernet Franc held from notable wine regions in France: Loire Valley and Bordeaux. The early 80’s in Napa Valley found vintners utilizing Bordeaux varieties as components of their red wine blends, and Cabernet Franc was a key varietal. Its critical contribution led Tracey and John to explore the broad range of aromatics and flavors emerging from Cabernet Franc.

Inspired on this journey, the Skupnys set out to produce a Cabernet Franc that was ‘true to type’, redolent in aroma, and pure in flavor with, structure and balance. In 1993, a prototype was crafted, Lang & Reed Wine Company was born, and the rest is history.

Grilled Romaine Salad
manchego, toasted pine nuts, sun dried tomato

Lang and Reed Chenin Blanc, 2014

Seared Duck Anticucho
country ham, cherry, root vegetables

Land and Reed North Coast Cabernet Franc

Rack of Lamb
Rosemary, sumac, dijon mashed new red potatoes

Lang and Reed 214 Cabernet Franc, Napa CA

Fig & Brie Empanada
cabernet franc gastrique
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