Kopke 1964 Colheita Port
“This is an unbelievable Port,” says Schuitemaker. “For its age, it is vibrant and alive. It shows wonderful dried cherries and butterscotch, with an unbelievable acidic structure.”
The Wine Program
The restaurant showcases 1,700 selections and houses an inventory of 24,000 bottles. The program leans toward California and France, with classic and emerging regions of the New and Old World also represented. “Adventure Pages” challenge customers to try new, unusual and exciting wines at affordable prices. Staff wine classes are also open to customers, along with a variety of wine dinners and events.
This Raleigh dining destination is famous for aged steaks and unexpected wine matches, like barbecue pork ribs and Gewürztraminer are featured.
About the Team
“Chef Walter Royal appeared on Iron Chef America and won,” says Henk Schuitemaker, the wine and beverage director. “He went up against Cat Cora when the secret ingredient was ostrich.”
The Corkage fee is $15 per bottle.