USA : CALIFORNIA : SIERRA FOOTHILLS
Zinfandel, Petit Sirah
FULL BODIED, BLACK FRUIT, PURPLE FLOWERS, EARTHY, NEUTRAL OAK
Great balance of fruit-black raspberry, cassis, and hints of cherry- and firm acidity, making for a great velvety yet structure wine. Incredible notes of dark chocolate and black pepper spice with underlying notes of lavender and violets
FOOD PAIRING: Pizza & Pasta
South Africa : Western Cape
MED-FULL BODIED, STONE FRUIT, CITRUS, NUTTY, NEUTRAL OAK
Aromas of toasty almond and walnut skin combined with waxy white blossoms and grapefruit zest arise from the glass. On the palate, bright lemon zest intermingle with apple blossom, ripe summer peach and golden delicious apple with a touch of baking spice.
$27SPAIN : JEREZ : EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA
Portugal : Douro
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz
MEDIUM BODIED, RED/BLACK BERRIES, VIOLETS, COCOA, OAK
Deep, intense berries and violets on the nose, followed by light hints of cocoa. The palate is dominated by ripe berries and silky tannins, which have a luxuriously lingering finish. Balanced structure and acidity.
Australia : Western Australia :
FULL-BODIED, BLUE/BLACK FRUIT, COCOA, SMOKY, VIOLETS, NEW OAK
A deep flavored and intense wine with abundant ripe plums, currants, and licorice. Balanced with touches of tobacco and chocolate. The tight, gravelly tannins provide length and shape to the palate. Long, elegant finish.
California : Napa Valley
DRY, MEDIUM-BODIED, DAFFODILS, LEMON, AMPLE ACIDITY, NO OAK
I know what you’re thinking, Napa Valley chardonnay equals butter-bomb, right? WRONG! Fragrant citrus, stone fruit, and sweet clover display on the nose, while the palate is fresh, full, and slightly creamy. This no nonsense California white finishes lingeringly long. Enjoy!
FRANCE : BURGUNDY : COTE DE BEAUNE
67% Pinot Noir, 33% Gamay Noir
MEDIUM BODIED, RED FRUIT, EARTHY, FRESH, JUICY, NEUTRAL OAK
60 year old Gamay vines? In Volnay? Believe it. This Passetoutgrains, a blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay, has luscious fruit character balanced by the mineral structure typical of Volnay. Fresh, yet layered, and a lovely product from an amazing producer.
FOOD PAIRING: French Onion Soup
$28SPAIN : ANDALUCIA : MALAGA
$28USA : CALIFORNIA : SOLANO COUNTY : SOLANO COUNTY GREEN VALLEY
Gamay, Dolcetto, Legrein
LIGHT-MEDIUM BODIED, RED/BLUE FRUIT, TART, TANNIN, OAK
Carbonically macerated blend that is pushing the envelope in Oregon. Red cherry, blueberry, rose, violet, black pepper,
France : Burgundy : Chablis
MEDIUM-BODIED, CRISP, GREEN APPLE, MINERAL , NO OAK
Musky aromas of grapefruit, lavender, and yellow rose. Densely packed, ripe, and penetrating with good cut and texture. Just the perfect touch of salinity to the palate of grapefruit, lemon, pear. Finishes with a touch of white flowers and stone.
France : Savoie
FULL-BODIED, MINERAL, CITRUS, HONEYSUCKLE, TROPICAL, NO OAK
Lucas is a native Burgundian winemaker primarily concerned with incredibly mineral driven chasselas production in Savoie. This cuvée has notes of granite, citrus, and honeysuckle on the nose, with hints of honey, tropical fruit, and smooth finish.
France : Jura
FULL-BODIED, RIPE ORCHARD FRUIT,, MINERAL, ALMOND, NEUTRAL OAK
35 year-old-vine chardonnay from the exciting Jura region. Clean, crisp, and silky full-bodied with just a hint of the traditionally oxidative style of the Jura. Particularly lovely classic Jura-style chardonnay.
Austria : Wachau : Neiderosterreich
MEDIUM-BODIED, CITRUS, CREAMY, BRIGHT, WHITE PEPPER, NO OAK
Enticing aromas of citrus and white pepper, followed by just a touch of fresh green herbs. Pleasantly tart yet particularly creamy due to extended less contact. Definitely the next step up in Austrian gruner veltliners.
Mexico : Tecate : Baja California
MEDIUM-BODIED, TANNIN, FUNK, TART, CRANBERRIES, CINNAMON, OAK
You are not seeing things, yes this fantastic red wine is from Mexico! Harvested from neglected mystery vines that were planted in the late 1940s. Textured layers of red and black fruits line the palate cut by ample acidity, and finishes with baking spice.
Oregon : willamette valley :
Pinot Noir, Gamay
MEDIUM BODIED, RED FRUIT, JUICY, FUN, BAKING SPICES, OAK PRESENT
Black and red cherry dominate the nose and palate, with brilliant undertones of violets, cinnamon, basil, and nutmeg. Youthful tannins with grip pair this wine will with food, or easy everyday drinking.
Oregon : Willamette Valley
Müller Thurgau, Chasselas, Sylvaner
MEDIUM-BODIED, ORCHARD FRUIT, CHERRY, CREAMY, NEUTRAL OAK
One of the best Teutonic wine yet. Expressive nose of red apple, sweet corn, and Rainier cherries, with a hint of mint chamomile. Just the tiniest hint of sweetness on the mid-palate. Absolute MUST try.
Spain : Canary Islands
MEDIUM-BODIED, RIPE RED FRUIT, EARTHY, TEA, USED OAK
A luscious and supple red wine coming from the volcanic slopes of the Canary Islands, this wine combines ripe fruit character with an almost Jasmine tea-like quality. Rich and generous, but not cloying or bitter.
Germany : Wurttemberg
MEDIUM-BODIED, DARK FRUIT, MILD TANNIN, HERBS, NEUTRAL OAK
An absolute jem from this particularly natural German producer. Clean, crisp, and dark fruit on the nose and palate, with savory dried herb notes to round out the finish. Fabulous example of well made zweigelt.
Germany : Rheingau
DRY, MEDIUM-BODIED, FLORAL, STONE FRUIT, SALINE, NO OAK
“Wisperwind,” refers to the cold night wind that blows out of the valley of the Wisper river on a clear night in Germany. The nose is peachy, with faint hints of butterscotch, and honeysuckle. The palate is fruity-sweet upfront, with sharp acidity followed by stony salinity. Juicy and delicately salty.
USA : CALIFORNIA : YORKVILLE HIGHLANDS
MEDIUM BODIED, CHERRY/RED FRUIT, FRESH TEA, SPICE, OAKThis limited release wine (only 150 cases!) is perfectly balanced between tart cherry and red berry character and a rounded oak finish. Powerful but delicate, this is drinking wonderfully now and will age well for years
France : Rhone : Vin de Pays du Vaucluse
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault
MEDIUM BODIED, LIGHT TANNINS, BRIGHT, FRESH, OAK PRESENT
In the nose the wine is bright with lovely scents of wild strawberry, currant, mandarin, and rose water. The palate is supple with red fruits again, and subtle tannins in the background with a bright acidity.
France : Pouilly-Fume
MEDIUM-BODIED, MINERAL, CRISP, CITRUS, WHITE FLOWERS
Across the street from Dagueneau in Pouilly-Fume, Redde is known for incredible minerality and a crisp, clean palate. Gunflint, smoke, grass, and green fruits all join together in a beautiful, yet restrained sauvignon blanc.
California : Central Coast : Paso Robles
FULL BODIED, RIPE RED FRUIT, SPICE, LUSH, CHOCOLATE, HERB, NEW OAK
Lush, round, and ripe California Cabernet Sauvignon. Great concentration of ripe red fruits, plum, savory herbs, and spice. Balanced, yet warm with hints of dark chocolate and dried cherries. Smooth tannins; drinking fabulously now.
New York : Long Island : North Fork
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
FULL-BODIED, RED/BLACK FRUIT, LEATHER, BRIARWOOD, OAK
Distinctive and powerful bouquet of red and black fruits, leather, spice, and briarwood. Earth tones with freshness and salinity balance perfectly with powerful, yet mellowing tanning.