Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tell me no lies ?

Ask any winery in need of a winemaker, and Aaron Pott would surely be at the top of everybody's list. And why not?...Not only does he have his degree in Enology, which he earned from U.C. Davis, but he has helped to make wine at Newton, Troplong Mondot, and La Tour Figeac. Currently, he is the consulting winemaker at a select few illustrious Napa Valley wineries, including Blackbird, Fisher Vineyards, Krupp Brothers Estate/Stagecoach Vineyard, Quintessa, Quixote and Seven Stones.


This bottling comes from White Cottage Ranch on Howell Mountain. From the sought after Aiken soils that produce wines of beautiful density and intensity, this wine displays tobacco, black cherry, cranberry and black current, leading to an explosion of flavor on the palate. The beautiful density is balanced by a long, supple textured finish.

( Only 250 Cases Produced)
Fuil-bodied, well-balanced, and with typical mountain-grown tannin structure, this beauty will age well through 2015 and beyond!
Available at Mercy for $180 / bottle.

Vincent Havard
General Manager and Operating Partner

Monday, December 20, 2010

What an interesting year it has been

This will be my last blog for this year and what an interesting year it has been.

We are very fortunate to live in Dallas. We didn’t hit the lows that most of the rest of the country did and we seem to be coming out of recession more quickly and with more ease than the rest of the country. Mercy has weathered the storm pretty well. I feel like we have stayed ahead of the curve and managed to dodge some of the bullets.

A key highlight for this year has to be the passing of the off premises sales of wine. Changing a 40 year old rule in the city so that Mercy will be able to sell wine and beer for you to take home. We are very excited about the prospects for this for next year. It will allow us to add much more to what we offer. We are busy putting together many “Mercy” branded items to sell along with the sale of wine. Vincent and the entire team has worked hard to source wines that are unique and not that easy to find in stores and now you’ll be able to buy them from us directly and enjoy some of Mercy at home with friends.

This year we also introduced music on Thursday nights with a bit lighter style than a Saturday evening. Everyone has responded very positively to this new addition. We also introduced the slight of hand and magic of Jarrod Brandon. He is an amazing entertainer and our guest love when he is there. In 2011 we will expand the Thursday night concept and begin some light live music on Sunday evening. An earlier evening but live music from 7 - 9 pm to end your weekend! Look forward more info on this right after the first of the year.

As we go into our eighth year we have so much to be grateful for. Mostly we are grateful for your loyalty and continued support of Mercy. We have worked hard to earn your respect and loyalty and will continue to do that throughout this next year. We will continue to keep those things you have come to know us for and continue to evolve and add new things to help us get better.

From all of us at Mercy we wish you, your families and friends the happiest of holiday seasons and healthy and prosperous New Year!!! And remember……………..we wished for a white Christmas and when the white is gone we immediately open the red”!!!!

Happy Holidays everyone……………Mercy!
Glen Agritelley

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Best Surprise...is No Surprise

The best surprises, sometimes, are no surprises. So as we plan to draw another year to a close, we wish to extend the best of holiday wishes to all of our guests and to remind you that Mercy is now taking reservations for dining on New Year's Eve.

2011 will mark our 8th year in operation. We have planned a variety of New Year's celebrations these past years and through experience, we have found out what you like the best and what works the best.

So without the typical ...shout from the roof tops fan fare, we announce our New Year's Eve dining as "business as usual". Our normal menu, our regular wine list and most notable, our regular pricing.

We will accept reservations for dining room service and our lounge will be open on a first available seating basis. Complimentary New Year's party favors at midnight along with a glass of bubbly to toast in the New Year. By the way, if you have not been to Mercy for dinner in the last month, you will like what we have done to the menu. Easier to read (in the romantic lighting), great accompaniments to our tried and true recipes and attentive service.

Mike Castagne
Operations Manager

Monday, December 6, 2010

My oh my !

Mercy has offered a selection of Krupp Brothers Estate wines since we been open. So, I wanted to talk a little about Krupp Brothers.

You probably know the names: Veraison,Black Bart,The Bounty,The Doctor....etc..... these are just some of the selections from the Krupp Brothers Estate portfolio. This past Thursday, I had a chance to taste the first vintage of the K.B. Chardonnay.

My oh my ! .... Let's put it this way . The wine been age for almost 2 years in new French Oak barrels. Imagine Meursault meeting Puligny-Montrachet with a hint of California sunshine.

They only made 237 cases so it is a very limited production. The wine is now traveling on its way to Mercy. So if you a lover of Chardonnay, you will have to experience it when it arrives at Mercy.

Krupp Brothers Estate Chardonnay 2008 will be available at Mercy for $120 bottle.

Vincent Havard
General Manager and Operating Partner