27.00Muscadet, sevre & maine, marquis de goulaine, 2012, loire valley franceDistinctive and delightful bouquet, which combines with a hint of gunflint and musk on the palate.
38.00Gewurztraminer, trimbach, 2010, alsace, franceFlavors of lychee and some exotic fruits and finishes dry and spicy. Gewurztraminer should be drunk with spicy foods from all around the world.
35.00Can feixes, huguet, “blanc selecció” 2012, penedes, spainThe native montonec (parellada) produces very small, tight-bunched grapes of great structure & aroma, scents of citrus, gravel, minerals & wild flowers.
26.00Verdejo, naia, 2011, rueda, spainAromas of lime, must and kiwi, together with the classic plant-like qualities of verdejo. Beautifully fresh, with a long and dry finish.
22.00Gruner veltliner, huber, “hugo”, 2012, niederösterreich, austriaFlavors consistent with the nose, crisp citrus and a hint of green pea; tart acidity and bone-dry. A simpler-style gv but clean and fresh, great with food.
26.00Pinot grigio, ca’donini, 2012, delle venezie, italyDistinctive bouquet of wild flowers and hints of honey and fruit. In the mouth, the wine is dry and light with clean, lively apple and pear fruit.
32.00Moscofilero, skouras, 2012, peloponnese, greeceBright, joyful acidity that is positively refreshing leads on to a surprisingly long finish of orange rind and a whisper of white pepper.
37.00Pinot grigio, alois lageder, 2012, alto adige, italyQuite pronounced & expressive aroma with flowery & somewhat spicy notes. Rich flavored in the mouth, with slight smokiness at the back & a fresh finish.
47.00Pinot grigio, livio felluga, 2011, collio, italyStraw yellow with light copper hues. Fresh, silky, with good balance; excellent retro-nasal aromatics; mineral components well integrated.
35.00Soave classico, inama, 2011, verona, italyLight yellow color, elegant nose of chamomile, elderflower, iris. Flavors of pineapple, apricot & peach with sweet almond on the finish.
35.00Erbaluce di caluso, luigi ferrando “la torrazza”, 2011 italyFresh, dry, mineral-driven wine produced exclusively from the erbaluce grape. This cuvée is fermented and aged in stainless steel.
28.00Pinot blanc, dopff & irion, 2010, alsace, franceOften called chardonnays understudy, pinot blanc is crisp and soft, backed with bone-dry acidity. Green apple, green plums, it's all about freshness.
32.00Pinot blanc, trimbach, 2010, alsace, franceThe grapes are harvested in late september/early october and vinified at the trimbach winery. The wines are released after two years of cellar aging, when they have a perfect balance of fruit and acidity.
43.00Grenache blanc, camp four, “epiphany” 2011, santa barbara, caRefreshing aromas of white nectarine, apricot, anise and white flowers on the nose. Flavors of nectarine, white peach, grapefruit, apricot and asian pear combine on the palate to make this a truly food friendly wine.
52.00Saint joseph blanc, domaine faury, 2010, rhone, franceBlended with mostly marsanne and a touch of roussanne, its complex, smoky nose gives way to hints of blooming white flowers. The texture is out of this world; luscious, succulent, and reminiscent of ripe peaches.
40.00Côtes du rhône, domaine de la becassonne, 2010, rhone, franceBlend of 50% roussane, 20% clairette and 30% grenache. Cultivated on clay and limestone soil in the rhone valley
78.00Chateauneuf-du-pape blanc, chateau la nerthe, 2010, rhone, franceThis wine is made from a blend of rousanne (about 40%), grenache blanc (about 25%) and the remainder clairette and bourboulenc. 40% of the wine is fermented in old oak barrels. Pleasantly aromatic, with subtle gooseberry notes, white flowers and herbal tea.
66.00Chateauneuf-du-pape blanc, chante cigal, 2011, rhone, franceEqual parts roussane, grenache, clairette, bourboulenc. Clear yellow with golden lights. Very stylish with a floral exotic bouquet and a full body and explosion of tropical fruit flavors on palate.
38.00Rioja blanco, muga, (viura 90%, malvasía 10%), 2012, rioja, spainStraw yellow with glints of burnished gold. On the nose this wine primarily displays fruity aromas of ripe pineapple, peaches in syrup and honey. It has a full, juicy, velvety attack and certainly no vestiges of its time on fine lees.
45.00Albarinõ, orballo, 2011, rias baixas, spainGenerous on the palate with a weighty leesy texture, ripe fruit and minerality all balanced by a refreshing smack of acidity.
39.00Chenin blanc, ken forester, reserve, 2011, stellenbosch, south africaThis wine is a great example of the harmonious balance which can be achieved between fruit and delicate oak-vanilla flavor.
38.00Chenin blanc, marc bredif, 2011, vouvray, loire valley, francePale gold-yellow in color. The wine has a subtle attack on the palette and a fresh structure with an aromatic finish.
Champagne & sparkling wine
47.00Taittinger, “brut francaise”, mv, reims, france (half bottle)
110.00Perrier jouet, “grand brut”, mv, epernay, france
L. Roederer, “brut premier”, mv, reims, franceOptions:
Half bottle (43.00)
, Full bottle (83.00)
250.00Moët & chandon, “dom perignon”, 2002, epernay, france
115.00Taittinger, brut rosé “prestige”, mv, reims, france
315.00L. Roederer, “cristal”, 2002, reims, france
35.00Valdo, prosecco, valdobbiadene, italy
36.00Segura viudas aria, cava “brut” sant sadurni d’ anoia, spain
65.00Schramsberg, blanc de blanc, 2007, calistoga, california
36.00Lucien albrecht, reserve, 2010/11, alsace, france
38.00Dr. Frank konstantin, “dry riesling” 2012, finger lakes, new york
35.00Johan wilhelm schild, ürziger wurzgarden kabinet, 2011, mosel, germany
55.00Joseph drouhin, cotes de beaune villages, 2011, france
52.00Domaine faiveley, “la framboisiere”, 2010, mercury, france
80.00Domaine forey, 2007, nuits-saint-georges, france
74.00Domaine des héritiers louis jadot, 2010, “boucheronttes”, 1er cru, beaune fr
50.00Solena, 2011, willamette valley, oregon
76.00Bergstrom, 2011 “cumberland reserve”, willamette valley, oregon
62.00Z’ivo, 2006, “eola-amity hills”, willamette valley, oregon
84.00Ken wright, “carters vineyard”, 2010/11, eola-amity hills, oregon
48.00Steele, 2010, carneros, california
45.00Ritual, 2010, casablanca valley, chile
68.00Calera, “single vineyard”, 2010, mt. Harlan, napa valley, california
75.00Hartford court, “lands edge vineyard”, 2007/2009, sonoma coast, california
88.00Flowers, “sonoma coast”, 2011, sonoma, california
126.00Hanzell, 2009, sonoma, california
Spanish, argentinean & italian red varietals (medium to full bodied)
45.00Tempranillo, muga, “reserva”, 2008, rioja, spain70% tempranillo, 20% garnacha, 10% mazuelo and graciano. Six months traditional riojan oak vats, 24 months in oak barrels & 12 months in the bottle.
52.00Tempranillo, dehesa, “la granja”, 2005, castilla y leon, spainPurity of fruit accompanies concentrated texture and weight, with excellent balance and expression enhanced by two years in bottle prior to release.
36.00Malbec, la posta, “cocina”, 2011, mendoza, argentina60% malbec, 20% syrah, 20% bonarda, purple-colored, it offers notes of cedar, spice box, pencil lead, blueberry, and black cherry. On the palate, gamy notes emerge to accompany the sweet fruit. Easy-drinking and seamless.
54.00Malbec, cuvelier los andes, “coleccion”, 2009, mendoza, argentinaThe deep purple-color has a stunning aromatic display of pain grille, mineral, espresso, black cherry, and black raspberry. Serious depth and concentration.
45.00Malbec, susana balbo, 2011, mendoza, argentinaBeautiful deep violet color with exploding aromas of blackberry, black cherry and violets framed by hints of oak and mint. Ripe plum fruit and a hint of toasty vanilla, bittersweet chocolate and a hint of mint on the finish.
48.00Chianti classico, tenuta di coltibuono, “cultus boni”, 2007, tuscany, italyPerfect balance from a relatively young but mature chianti classico. Delicious dark red fruits, good tannic backbone and refreshing acidity.
63.00Vino noble di montepulciano, 2007, villa sant’anna, montepulciano, italyBright ruby red. Intense and fine bouquet of black cherries, violet, backcurrants, mint. Nice and well balanced structure.
65.00Brunello di montalcino, caparzo, 2007, montalcino, italyGarnet red, intense and brilliant with light orange hints. The palate is dry, warm, full-bodied, harmonious, delicate and austere.
125.00Barolo, brovia, “rocche”, 2005, piedmonte, italyThe nose is balanced and intense with violets, strawberries, prunes, cherries, mint, woody essence, liquorice and some balsamic notes. The taste begins slowly, but it grows incrementally until coating the palate.
89.00Amarone della valpolicella, tommaso bussola, 2007, veneto, italyThere is slight sweetness or chewiness and the finish is marked by thick cherry and blackberry flavors.
Merlot & right bank bordeaux (lighter bodied to full bodied)
35.00Château bellevue, 2010, bordeaux supérieur, france
60.00Chateau simard, 2003, saint-emilion, france
95.00Duckhorn vineyards, 2011, napa valley, california
81.00Grgich hills, 2005/07, napa valley, california
Cabernet sauvignon & left bank bordeaux (medium to full bodied)
70.00Chateau pibran, 2008, pauillac, france
30.00Eos, 2011, paso robles, california
48.00Max family cuvee, 2011, private reserve, napa, california
55.00Franciscan, 2011, napa valley, california
66.00Honig, napa valley, 2010, napa valley, california
83.00Franciscan “magnificat”, 2009, napa valley, california
90.00Faust, 2009, napa valley, california (by quintessa)
98.00Jordan cabernet, 2008, alexander valley, california
101.00Grgich hills, 2009, napa valley, california
93.00B.r. Cohn, 2009, sonoma valley, california
96.00Groth, 2009, napa valley, california
128.00Silver oak, 2008, alexander valley, california
166.00Groth, “reserve”, 2009 oakville, napa valley, california
198.00Palmaz vineyards, 2001 napa valley, california
290.00Heitz cellars, martha’s vineyard, 2007, napa valley, california
36.00Cannonau di sardegna, sella & mosca, “riserva”, 2009, italyGrenache, up-front wine with good balance and character. Dried cherries, wild herbs and worn-in leather.
50.00Gigondas, domaine du gour de chaule, “cuvee tradition”, 2007, francePliant bitter cherry and dark berry flavors offer impressive depth and a lightly chewy texture.
68.00Saint joseph, cuilleron, “l’amarybelle”, 2010, saint joseph, franceVivid purple with aromas of raspberry, blackberry, dried violet, anise & cinnamon. Sweet red and dark berry flavors and a dusting of asian spices.
44.00Domaine de fenouillet “les terres blanches”, 2010 beaumes de venise, france50% grenache, 40% syrah and 10% mourvedre (more or less). Harvest and vinification is done parcel-by-parcel and the final blend is done after a long cuvaison designed to obtain the finest and most profound extracts.
53.00Chateauneuf-du-pape, domaine jean deydier & fils, 2010, franceRichly layered, with linzer torte & boysenberry notes gliding together, backed by anise, violet & graphite on the long, fine-grained finish.
69.00Chateauneuf-du-pape, ferraton pere & fils, “le parvis”, 2009, franceA fresh, tangy style, with bright acidity running through the iron, red cherry and lavender notes, followed by a long, supple finish.
75.00Chateauneuf-du-pape, vieux telegramme, 2011, franceA harmony between aromatic complexity, tannic structure, and richness, 90% grenache, 10% mourvèdre.
101.00Cote-rotie, e. Guigal, “brune et blonde de guigal”, 2007, france96 % syrah, 4% viognier. Aromas and flavors of black pepper, spice, licorice and game. It is one of the great wines of the world.
96.00“Hermitage”, Ferraton Pere & Fis, Les Miaux 2006, Rhone, FrancePowerful and fleshy wine with smooth tannins, aromas of ripe black fruit. Long lasting and persisting wine.
End of bin list
38.00Assyrtiko, sigalas, 2011, santorini, greece
40.00Domaine patient cottat, 2011, sancerre, loire valley, france
56.00Domaine la doucette, “comte lafond”, 2010/11, sancerre, loire valley, fr
39.00Sauvignon blanc groth, 2012, napa valley, california
48.00Sauvignon blanc pascal jolivet, 2011, “pouilly fume”, loire valley, fr
78.00Sauvignon blanc merry edwards, 2011, russian river valley, ca
52.00White blend, “conundrum”, 2011, california
Red wine listed from lightest in body to full bodied
56.00Pinot noir argyle, 2011, willamette valley, oregon
10.00Macon-Villages,Cave de lugny, burgundy, france (oyster wine)
8.00Chardonnay,Stonecap, columbia valley, washington
10.50Cotes Du Rhone,Domaine de la becassonne, france ( staff favorite )
9.00Pinot BlancTrimbach, alsace (oyster wine)
14.00Chardonnay,Talbott, (logan vineyard) santa lucia highlands ca
8.00Riesling,Dr loosen, mosel, germany
9.00Pinot Noir,Matua, marlborough, new zealand
14.00Pinot Noir,Steele, carneros, california
9.00Merlot,Château bellevue, bordeaux supérieur, france
11.50Cotes Du Rhone,Domaine de fenouillet, beaumes de venise, france ( staff favorite )
8.00Cabernet Sauvignon,Eos, paso robles, california
10.00Malbec,La posta, “cocina” mendoza, argentina
12.50(Bordeaux Blend),Max cuvee, private reserve napa, ca
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