Champagne Jacquart Brut Mosaique
A blend where Chardonnay is the dominant grape variety, giving Brut Mosaïque its freshness and delicate aromas. Pinot Noir adds structure and Pinot Meunier brings fruit. The grapes are sourced from exceptional terroirs, including the Grands Crus of the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims. Aromas of fresh pear, fig and almond, with hints of orange flower. A light swirl of the glass brings out richer notes of honey and freshly baked bread. 71
Champagne Larmandier-Bernier NV ‘Latitude’ Blanc de Blancs, champagne AOC
Lithe and graceful, this bright Champagne is refined and chalky in texture, displaying a lovely mesh of ripe apple, apricot, lemon parfait, biscotti and fresh ginger flavors. (Wine Spectator – 92 points.) 132
Sea Smoke Sea Spray Blanc De Noirs Sparkling Wine
The nuanced nose expresses lilies, fresh pastries and green fig. The wine enters the palate with energetic freshness with delightful length. 194
Lucien Crochet, La Croix Du Roy, Sancerre, France
Croix du Roy reveals effusively ripe pear, pink grapefruit, and honeydew melon. While expansive and caressing as well as exceedingly ripe, it displays admirable, wafting lift and generously juicy finishing refreshment. This ultimately quite forward wine is going to give unalloyed pleasure over the next several years. 98
Stolpman L’Avion, 100% Roussanne, California
The 2011 exceeds our very high expectations for the opulent, nuanced “red wine drinker’s white wine”, the great tradition of age worthy L’Avion Roussanne. The new release drinks especially fresh and has evolved wonderfully over the year we’ve held it in bottle. What was mineral and oak dominated a year ago has transformed into honey suckle and sweet beeswax. 88
Melville Viogneir, Verna’s Vineyard, Santa Barbara
Golden yellow in color, pure exotic expressions of kiwi fruit, tangerine zest, green papaya and lime blossom emerge from the glass while notes of brûléed sugar, beeswax, kettle corn and marshmallow cream drift in the background. The mouthfeel is round and polished with bright acidity weaving through highlighting a full, yet elegant finish. 71
Peyrassol 2014 ‘Chateau Peyrassol’ Cotes de Provence Rose AOC
This is the elite cuvée of the estate relying as it does on grapes harvested from the oldest vines of the domaine (35 years and older). The “Château” bottling is more full-bodied than the “Commanderie,” more restrained, quite dignified; an elegant wine that should be married to the finest catches of the sea. 78
Martinelli Chardonnay Sonoma County Bella Vigna 2012
The 2012 Bella Vigna Chardonay has aromas of wet slate, lemon oil, lychee and vanilla. The palate is nicely balanced with flavors of green apple,creamy lemon, and a touch of minerality. 96
Staglin Salus Chardonnay, California
An elegant entry of honeyed citrus fruits gives way to more substantial notes of cantaloupe 1and honeydew melon amidst hints of young pineapple and Meyer lemons. This crisp and refreshing wine is ready to drink now but should gain additional creaminess and texture with time in bottle. 104
Vins d’Orrance, Chardonnay, South Africa
Great mouthfeel, delicate yet fruity and creamy, with well-integrated oak and a squeeze of lime. A masterpiece of elegance, clean finish. French oak for 12 months. 78
Davis Family Vineyard Chardonnay, California
Green-tinged gold. Aromas of poached pear and melon, with a floral overtone. Offers juicy orchard fruit flavors that show very good clarity, with a bright note of lemon zest providing lift. At once rich and lively, finishing long and nervy, with lingering spiciness and a sneaky note of vanilla. (Organic) 88
O’Shaughnessy, Chardonnay, Oakville
“The 2012 Chardonnay is gorgeous. White flowers, mint, apricots and lemon oil all meld together in the glass. The style is bright and floral, with lovely depth and no sense of heaviness. The 2012 does a great job of capturing Napa Valley richness while maintaining a gorgeous sense of poise and balance. The 2012 is done in a combination of oak and steel, with native fermentations but blocked malolactics.” ~ Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate 121
Reserve Pinot Noir
Davis Family, Pinot Noir, Soul Patch, California
Plenty to like in this wine that features aromas of dark cherries, sous-bois, spice and new oak. The mid weight charge of spicy black cherry and black raspberry fruits has noticeably intensity and carry-over to the long, cherry-driven finish. Soft and smooth in the mouth, the wine has mouthwatering tension that lifts the experience. 115
Capiaux Widdoes, Russian River Valley, California
Medium dark red color with a brilliant purple hue appearance, this wine has beautiful dark red cherry, cranberry, plum cola, strawberry and vanilla aromas. Earthy, sarsaparilla and raspberry flavors balance out the perfect tannin/acid ratio. 386 cases 101
Domaine Hubert Lignier, Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France
Perfect balance of terrior and fruit with a nice mouth feel. We always consider the Bourgogne Rouge for the Ligniers as “outside of category” for its depth and complexity that rivals wines from more elite appellations. 111
Shane, La Reine, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California
The Charm harnesses dark cherry, rose petal, raspberry, and baking spice notes. Well structured tannins mix seamlessly with supple acidity. In the mid-palate, cranberry, blueberry, plum and dark chocolate tones unfurl. The wine finishes with sandalwood, graphite, and wild berry accents. 101
Capiaux Gap’s Crown, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California
Inviting aromas of raspberry and blueberry syrup, ripe strawberry, clove, coffee, mocha, menthol and crushed rock. At once smooth and juicy, with good intensity of fruit complicated by an element of saline minerality. Densely packed Pinot Noir with a firm spine of tannins for the year. 125
Melville, Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills California
Darker and richer in color than its sibling, this wine exudes a more complex and concentrated profile. Fresh fruit aromatics of black cherry, black raspberry and blood orange mix with pretty nuances of sandalwood, rose petal and gardenia. Spices reminiscent of cinnamon, salt-water taffy, rhubarb and dried herbs complete the background. 71
Capiaux Chimera, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California
laced with expressive red fruits, flowers and mint. Hints of orange peel and blood orange appear later, adding both brightness and an element of exoticism that is hugely appealing. 75
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
O’Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, Angwin, California
Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, new leather, tobacco, cloves and mocha meld together in the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain. Rich, ample and textured, the 2012 is full of intensity. The contours are quite soft, though, which makes the 2012 unusually gentle and tamed for a young Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. The radiant, explosive finish alone is hugely appealing. In 2012, winemaker Sean Capiaux used all seven Bordeaux varieties in the blend. 192
Robert Craig, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
The Robert Craig Cabernet is plush, beautifully structured wine, with the depth and power you expect from a Classic Napa Valley Cabernet. Grapes are small, deeply red flavored, and undeniably racy with a big backbone of acidity. Despite an inherent suppleness, the 2013 Affinity Cabernet will cellar easily for decades to come. 88
L’Ecole No.41, Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Washington
With its classic varietal Cabernet profile, this focused and integrated wine shows layers of dark fruit, coffee, earth and baking spice. Flavors of plum, blackberry and cassis mingle with dusty fine tannins through a long, expressive finish. 82
Robert Foley, Cabernet Savignon, Napa Valley, California
Fully ripe black cherry and black currant aromas are nuanced with suggestions of cedar and camphor. The palate is full and even with a rich middle that is perfectly balanced by natural grape acidity and silky fine tannins. This vintage is delicious in its youth but will continue to deliver with many years of proper bottle aging. 115
O’Shaughnessy Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon, Angwin, California
O’ Shaughnessy’s 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder is magnificent. Lavender, orange peel, blue fruit, menthol and cloves inform a pure Cabernet Sauvignon endowed with tremendous intrigue. The combination of radiant fruit and the inherent structure of the year yield a Cabernet Sauvignon that is bursting at the seams with personality and class. This is without question one of the wines of the vintage. 282
Melka CJ, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
This vintage was a very striking and plentiful one and this CJ has the amazing depth that resonates with the 2012 harvest. With intense aromatics of dark red cherry, cedar, smoke and leather along with incredible richness, this wine demonstrates how a very complex wine can also be truly balanced and lush. This is certainly one of the most structured CJ’s that we have ever produced to date. 145
The Alex Cooper Project, Cantelya, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
“This production is excess juice from an undisclosed source (i.e. they can’t tell us). Dark blackberry, black cherry and charred oak aromas, with hints of Asian spice and vanilla notes carry this full bodied Cabernet. Blackberry, black cherry and cassis flavors are backed by nice oak tones and medium-full tannins that don’t interfere with the fruit. This is one for those who like a bold yet balanced wine. 71
Paradigm Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, California
On the palate, the wine is a big round mouthful of flavor, power, and elegance. Classic Paradigm flavor profile of black cherry, berry, and a sweet touch of toasty French oak, silky texture, seamless with a well tiered finish. Flavors are explosive, yet a lovely structure, great balance. (Sustainable) 172
Abeja Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, Washington
A brilliant blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Aged in French Oak, it boasts notes of blackberry, black cherry, and blueberry, with notes of vanilla bean. Hints of cinnamon stick, dark earth, and pine sap add depth and complexity to a proper amount of fruit. 121
Davis Family Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County, California
This Cabernet is such an exciting wine. Not only is this the first release of Cabernet since 2008, it’s also the debut of the Sonoma County Cabernet. Guy has been trialing, testing and tasting, tirelessly throughout Sonoma County these past 3 vintages to find the perfect high elevation hillside Cabernet. 138
Reserve Red Blends
Fess Parker “The Big Easy” 2011, Santa Barbara County, California
This proprietary blend starts with a very gamy though thoroughly enjoyable nose of charred meat, coffee, berry and compost. On the palate, there is espresso, dried herbs and black cherry, proving to be a complex and savory yet very easy-to-like wine. 74
Flegenheimer Bros Reserve Red, Australia
Estate grown Shiraz and Petite Sirah. Very deep purple-black color with notes of crème de cassis, warm plums and dark chocolate with hints of licorice and fertile loam, the 2010 Reserve Red Wine is very full-bodied and voluptuous in the mouth, offering tons of ripe fruit layers that are supported by a medium to full level of grainy tannins and refreshing acid. It finishes long. (Sustainable & organic) 70
Booker Vineyard 2012 ‘RLF’ Red Rhone Blend, Paso Robles
A new cuvee, the 2012 RLF is a blend of 71% Grenache and 29% Syrah that was aged in a combination of used and new barrels. Tasting like a high-quality Chateauneuf-du-Pape, it offers perfumed black raspberry, framboise, crushed flowers, lavender and herbs de Provence aromas and flavors. This flows to full-bodied, silky and sexy wine that has impeccable balance, a rounded, supple texture and a great finish. The Wine Advocate Rating: 94 (8/1/2014) 126
Robert Foley Vineyards 2012 Claret, Napa Valley
The Claret is the Robert Foley flagship wine. It is made of the best the winery has. The 2012 is full, rich and utterly even across the palate: side-to-side and front-to-back. Aromas of ripe black cherry and subtle hints of violets introduce this seductive Left Bank Cabernet blend. The mid-palate is big and round with a soft cherry-vanilla elegance. Natural acidity creates perfect balance and an extremely long finish. This wine is made to be enjoyed in its youth and will age gracefully for decades to come. 269
Reserve Red Other
Robert Foley, Charbono, Napa Valley
Ripe aromas suggest dried cherries, cranberries, rose petals, and a suggestion of white pepper. A gentle mid-palate with flavors of black cherry candy is framed with soft tannin and bright acidity, which provides the long, lingering finish. Beautiful and age-worthy! 101
Antonio Sanguineti Brunello Di Montalcino, Italy
Antonio Sanguineti’s Brunello is a powerful, decadent expression of Marasca cherries, black tea, coffee, and pomegranate. The tannins are smooth, silky, and integrated; this wine will age for over 20 years. Nick-named “il Maestro” by his colleagues, Antonio is a master of creating the perfectly balanced wine. We believe he’s achieved it here again, as after 42 months in French oak, it is amazingly approachable. 121
L’Ecole No. 41 Syrah, Colombia Valley, Washington
Dark, robust and spicy this harmonious Syrah shows flavors of black current, blueberry and earth through a finely textured finish. 64
Roche Audran, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France
This wine embodies the almost cliché combination of “power with elegance” that this sandy parcel of Châteauneuf is famous for producing. The nose is delicate with violette floral notes. In the mouth the cherry, raspberry, and strawberry fruit flavors mingle with hints of white pepper and garrigue. The finish is incredibly long, with silky, polished, but unyielding tannins. This is definitely a wine for the ages. 140
Tamarack Cellars Cab Franc
Bright red fruit including raspberry and hints of clove on the nose followed by explosive tart cherry pie on the palate with light hints of anise and bay leaf. Long finish highlighted by bright acidity, delicate herbal notes and melon rind. 74
Domaine du Gour de Chaulé, Gigondas, France
Alert bouquet led by blackberry fruit, is nutty and deep. Has the fullness of the western, Garrigues zone, is in that style. Crisp departure to the palate – good life and clarity in it. Finely fruited wine, whose length is fresh. Shows a pebbly tang at the end. A wine with backbone. 88
Luca, Malbec, Argentina
Loads of spice and black cherry cola aromas with notes of cocoa. The berry flavors really pop on the palate as the wine has both good depth and very lively acidity that leads to an incredibly long fruit-filled finish with a bottom note of freshly brewed espresso. 78
Robert Foley Merlot, California
Dark ruby color introduces a ripe medley of blueberry/blackberry pie aromas. The mid-palate floods with ripe berry flavors that then introduce mocha, vanilla and espresso nuances that linger through the finish. 137
Davis Family Zinfandel, California
This Zinfandel has the perfect character – juicy red raspberry flavors mixed with smoky plum and that great old vine spice. It is ripe but never over-ripe and full bodied and lush but not heavy and sappy. Simply delicious! (Organic) 83
Robert Craig, Zinfandel, Napa Valley, California
With good structure and nervy appeal, flavors of nutmeg and cardamom emerge on the front palate. The nicely weighted mid-palate is filled with dark mountain fruit and the signature Howell Mountain pepper. On the finish, the fruit settles in and broadens, framed by dusty, creamy oak and touches of warm spice. Smooth and stylistically rich, this food-friendly Zinfandel offers a perfect integration of oak and fine-grained tannins. 135
Villa Creek, Garnacha, Paso Robles, California
The 2012 Garnacha jumps from the glass with freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries and mint. Varietal notes abound in this fresh, vibrant, mid-weight Grenache full of varietal character. Once again, the Garnacha is one of the most expressive wines in Villa Creek’s lineup. The 2012 is a blend of fruit from Denner, James Berry and Luna Matta, done with 75% stems. A portion of the wine (30%) is done in tank, which keeps the flavors bright. 93 Points Antonio Galloni 131
Fanetti Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva
Notes of tobacco, licorice, cedar and red fruit on a medium bodied frame with notable detail and nuance in expression makes this a wonderfully superb wine. Laced with the hints fo violets, plums and cherries this wine is extraordinarily rich, soft, and well balanced. It is both lively and rich, with a peppery, spicy energy on the finish. Voluptuous, bold and robust. This wine walks a fine line between balanced elegance and super ripeness. A must with roasted wild game and meats; it is the perfect wine fro rich cheeses and foods. 82
Palladino, Barolo, Italy
Colour: Garnet red with orange colour reflections. Bouquet: Intense, evolve into impressions of violet and delicate perfumes of dry fruit, finishing in an ethereal bouquet. Palate: Harmonious sensations of fullness and pleasantly lasting austerity. 126
Glaetzer Amon-Ra Shiraz
Darkly concentrated and rich yet maintaining poise and freshness, the 2012 Amon-Ra displays masses of dark fruit and spice on the nose and an alluring depth and structure on the palate. Notes of black licorice, blackcurrant, and dark cherry lead into firm, finely grained tannin and impressive length. A wine destined to impress and reward with long term cellaring. 264
Sparkling By the Bottle
Casteller Cava Sparkling Wine, Spain (organic) 32
Clean, refreshing, and sparkling, with hints of lime and citrus. Finish is light and delicate.
Terre Gaie, Prosecco, Italy 35
100 % estate-grown, this prosecco is straw-yellow color with greenish tints. Fresh and delicate bouquet with fruity aromas and hints of apple. Palate is very fine and persistent while quite elegant and lively.
Kopke 20 Year Tawney Port 1oz Pour 10
Elegant, rich and nutty with flavors that go on forever, showing deep caramel
Thirty Somethings by the Bottle, Whites
Thirty Something Whites
Rickshaw Chardonnay, California 35
Grapes were sourced from Santa Barbara, Mendocino, and Sonoma Coast. Most of the vineyards were coastal. Richness was gained from warmer areas while structure and aromatics were pulled from cooler sites. The Rickshaw Chardonnay is aromatically fresh and vibrant. The palate shows tropical California fruit with vanilla, toast and hint of a lemony verve.
Boira, Pinot Grigio, Italy 38
Brilliant straw color with golden reflections. Fresh and floral bouquet with a hint of pears, apricots and bananas blended with the intense aroma of acacia flowers. Fresh and inviting taste with bright fruit.
Bolzano Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige DOC, Italy 38
Delicate bouquet of ripe apples and pears with hint of honey and nuts, quite robust body, fresh taste.
Claris Pinot Grigio, Italy 31
Fresh and pleasant with fruit notes of pear and apple. Fruity, harmonious, elegant. Fine and delicate aromas with a hint of spice. Full-bodied on the palate with pleasant flavors.
Otto’s Constant Dream Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand (sustainable) 35
Behind the pale green/yellow color lurks a vivid bouquet of fresh sage, blackcurrant,
fresh passionfruit, and a jolt of lemon/lime freshness
Murphy’s Law, Riesling, Washington 31
A gorgeous star bright light yellow color with hints of green apple skin around the edges. Murphy’s ’12 Riesling is abundant with aromatics of peach, melon, citrus and kisses of chalk and slate teroir.
Chàteau Virgile Costières De Nimes 33
A rosé with a subtle nose of wild strawberry and red cherry. The light fruit notes carry through to the mouth where they are met with hints of red raspberry and a crisp refreshing minerality. This rosé is beautiful on its own but also full enough to pair with a meal.
Giocato, Pinot Grigio, Slovenia 33
This Pinot Grigio is made from grapes hand-selected from some of the best sites along the Italian border in Slovenia. It is bright and crisp, with aromas of delicious green apple, acacia flower, and almonds. Ready to enjoy now.
Thirty Somethings by the Bottle, Reds
Thirty Something Reds
Chinon “La Vigne en Véron”, Chais Saint Laurent 35
This wine is approachable with soft tannins and lovely fruit. Delicate red fruited style with a racy acidity that will go great with charcuteries.
Verso Rosso, Blend, Salento, Italy 36
This rare blend of 60% Negroamaro, 35% Primitivo and 5% Malvasia Nera is harmonic, balanced, and mature.Deep red in color, its rich style shows pleasant notes of chocolate and spices.
La Posta Fazzio Malbec, Uco Valley, Argentina 38
A beautiful reddish purple color. The vibrant nose is of red and black cherries and ripe plums that combine with floral touches of violets and rose petals. It holds a nice tannic structure that is full on the palate. Vanilla, chocolate, and some spice appears to make it more complex.
Ercavio Tempranillo Roble, Spain 36
Full-bodied, spiced and cedarwood scented, the youngest offering from Bodegas. Ercavio is a great value. In the nose is complex and expressive, with notes of cocobeans and ripe fruit. In the palate is spirituous, fleshy, spicy, with soft tannins to round it up. This is 100% Cencibel, their local name for Tempranillo.
Lunatic, Blend, California 37
The 2013 Lunatic Red has dark, concentrated depth, flowing with notes of blueberry and blackberry with the spiciness of vanilla and nutmeg. The palate is greeted by flavors of boysenberry compote with underlying swirls of bacon and hints of violet. Lush, velvety tannins round out a long finish.
Salice Salentino “Arcangelo”, Blend, Italy 34
This wine is expressive, rich, and robust with an elegance of steeped plums, cracked pepper, blackberry confit, and cinnamon it is a heady, delicious experience.
Parker Station, Pinot Noir, Santa Maria 39
On the nose, aromas of cherry, strawberry, earth, forest floor, cinnamon and vanilla can be detected. This Pinot Noir has a lively acidity and combines flavors of bright cherry, cranberry, strawberry fruit and vanilla on the palate.
BROADSIDE MERLOT 39
The 2013 Merlot is the product of an ideal growing season. Its rich red-fruit core supports layers of cedar box and minerals. Dry, with refreshing acidity, it’s versatile at the table now and will reward those with patience and a cellar for years to come.
It’s a Wonderful Life… The Forties by the Bottle, Whites
Fess Parker, Chardonnay, California 43
Aromas of citrus, lemon cream and honey combine with toasty oak, nutmeg, yellow apple and orange blossom to create this refreshing Chardonnay. On the palate, flavors of citrus, green apple, honey, light cream and cantelope, with great texture, bright acidity and balance, making this Chardonnay a great food-friendly wine.
Foucher-Lebrun Le Mont Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc, France (sustainable) 49
Pale yellow with green tints. Fruity nose with aromas of boxwood and black currant evolving towards floral scents of acacia. Rich and round on the palate with good depth.
Wagner-Stempel 2012 Riesling Trocken (Dry), Germany 45
Ripe citrus and glazed apricot flavors gives this good lift, showing plenty of minerality midpalate. Very spicy on the crisp finish, with lingering notes of lemon curd. Drink now through 2017.
Brooks, Riesling, Willamette Valley, Oregon 45
This Riesling shows white roses, butter cream cake frosting, orange peel, cold cream, apple, and nectarine. Also enjoy caraway, cumin and exotic spices sprinkled over white peaches. There is a medium weight on the palate, with exotic ripe fruit and mouthwatering acidity.
Huber Gruner Veltliner Obere Steigen, Austria 49
Medium green yellow; pure pepper on the nose; hinting at typical Grüner spiciness; aromatic herbs and yellow fruit; dense and complex on the palate.
Brooks “Sweet P”, Riesling, Eola-Amily Hills, Oregon 45
Wines shows ripe Fuji apple, jasmine, baked pear, floral notes of rose petal, lime blossoms, yellow peach, candied ginger, passion fruit and a touch of tarragon and wild herbs. In the mouth, it is bursting with beautiful ripe fresh fruit: peaches and pears straight off the tree.
Aviary, Chardonnay, Napa Valley 40
Aviary Chardonnay is fresh, rich, and balanced. Fresh aromas of tropical fruit, Bartlet Pear, honeysuckle, and vanilla. The palate is balanced, round, and teaming with tropical fruits, apple, and toast. The wine is bright, with nice natural acidity, has a creamy minerality and finishes with mouth watering tannins.
It’s a Wonderful Life…. The Forties by the Bottle, Reds
Otto’s Constant Dream, Pinot Noir, New Zealand 42
The Otto’s Constant Dream Pinot Noir has red fruit, medium body, and lip smacking texture characteristic of Marlborough Pinot Noir. It shows interesting hints of leather, pepper and spice as well. Stony top soil and gravel base impart elegance and finesse.
Banshee, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County 49
The 2014 strikes a beautiful balance between both red and blue fruits, notably Bing cherry and Asian plums. Interwoven with the fruit characteristics is coastal moss, fresh wild mushrooms and spice. The wine has good carry-through from front to finish, with lively acidity to keep it light on its feet.
Barahonda Barrica, Blend, Spain 41
This blend of monastrell and syrah offers up camphor, pepper, bouquet garni, roasted meat, black currant and earthy blue fruit. Full-bodied, chewy and mouth-filling, this is a big, well-balanced wine.
Domaine Roche-Audran Cotes du Rhone, France 42
Bright red cherry, peppery spice with rich black fruits. Un-oaked and Bio-dynamically farmed
Hermanos Malbec-Tannat, Argentina 41
Full medium ruby. Subtle, lightly medicinal aromas of currant, plum, licorice and bitter chocolate. Supple, moderately dense and fresh, with saline and mineral notes adding interest to the cola and
dark chocolate flavors.
Cascina delle Rose “A Elizabeth”, Dolcetto D’Alba, Italy 45
Wine is crisp on the palate with a good acid structure. There is a delicate scent of wild rose and violet, cherry, red fruits and gooseberry.
Brooks ‘Runaway Red’ Pinot Noir, Oregon (biodynamic) 45
The aromas practically “run away” from the bottle when you first open it but as you capture them you will find smoke, ripe black cherry, pomegranate and a hint of pepper. The fruit flavors of bing cherry, raspberry and strawberry with a bit of spice and clove.
Graffito Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina (sustainable) 49
Ethereal rose petal incense and spicy perfume, bass note of smoky earth, espresso., The palate balances red currant fruit, hints of black pepper with loads of mouth-coating ripe tannins.
Lenore Syrah, Washington 45
This wine is full of aromas of intense spice, bright purple and black fruit, and a beautifully textured mouthful of lovely, perfectly balanced blueberry and cracked white pepper.
Aviary, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, California 46
Deep garnet in color opening with aromas of black berries, dried plums, cigar box, and a hint of pepper. The broad mid palate is rich and balanced with flavors of plum, currant, and black tea. The lower alcohol and softer tannins give this Cabernet Sauvignon definition and structure in a more elegant and approachable style. A perfect wine to enjoy both on it’s own and with food.
Owen Roe “Sharecropper Cabernet,” Willamette Valley, Oregon 45
Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon profile of black olive, currant, and herbs. There’s little apparent new oak influence putting all of the focus squarely on the fruit. Shows barely a trace of new oak with notes of black currant, olive, and herbs providing a very pure Northwest Cabernet Sauvignon profile. The palate is fresh and lively in style with a focus on purity and texture.
Flegenheimer Paisant Red 45
“… Lively aromas of red berries, fresh rose and spicecake, with a hint of smokiness. Silky and sweet, offering fresh raspberry and floral pastille flavors and a touch of white pepper. In an elegant, supple style, finishing with very good clarity and length.”
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Domaine Chaume-Arnaud Cotes du Rhone 45
On the nose the wine is full of sweet fruits, ripe juicy black cherries and deep red plums, set against a wonderful, warm spiciness of liquorice and tobacco. In the mouth, it’s dry, with excellent body that really delivers on the dark fruit.
The Fabulous Fifties by the Bottle, Whites
Epiphany Grenache Blanc, Santa Barbara County, California 50
This cabernet Dry white wine offers lush, rich flavors of white peach, nectarines, apricots, and spice, nicely nuanced by a thread of flowery honey, bright citrus notes to keep it beautifully balanced.
Melville Chardonnay, California 55
Made in a pure, clean style, it was barrel fermented and aged 8 months in neutral oak. It gives up serious notes of lemon, lime peel, tinges of wild herbs and salty minerality to go with a medium bodied, balanced and elegant profile on the palate.
Ata Rangi, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand 51
Pure and pretty floral, passion fruit and stone fruit flavors with an ethereal texture. Dry, or perhaps dry-ish, Sauvignon Blanc with delicacy and charm.
Force of Nature Chardonnay, California, 52
A bright and floral nose with tangerine peel, white peach, jasmine flowers, lemon oil, and pastry. Lush and round, it wraps around the palate with bursts of kiwi, passion fruit, and underlined lemon pith. The finish is juicy with subtle minerality, clean ripe citrus, and wet stone.
Villa Creek 2014 ‘White’ (Grenache Blanc/Roussanne), Paso Robles 55
A crisp snap of freshly sliced Hauer Pippins and Bosc pears greets you as you swirl and sniff this wine in your glass. The complex palate takes you on a ride from candied pineapple and honeydew melon, to pear blossoms with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon. With all its complexity, take this one out for a few years.
Robert Foley, Pinot Blanc, California 56
Aromas of honeyed almonds introduce a finely balanced medium body with a rich mouthfeel and a nice underlying acidity. Our preference for whites is oak-free, so our Pinot Blanc is aged in stainless steel tanks rather than barrel. 200 cases produced.
Chehalem Pinot Gris, Oregon 58
Beautiful fresh aromatic notes of hang-dried linens, white blossom, Asian pear, and lemon curd greet us on the entry, with lingering hints of candied ginger and butterscotch on the finish of the nose. The palate is especially balanced, showing warmth and spice from a warmer summer in the form of dried apricot, peach pit, and rose petal. The summer fruits are followed by pleasantly lithe acidity and the balancing fruit sweetness of salmon berries, tart cherry, and mandarin, all brought on by a cooler finish to the harvest season.” 1875 cases produced.
The Fabulous Fifties by the Bottle, Reds
Force of Nature Zinfandel, California, 52
The Force of Nature Zinfandel opens with a striking bouquet of wild strawberries and orange blossom intermixed with marionberry pancakes drizzled with melted chocolate. The palate presents a meaty, savory entry with crisp tannins and racy acidity. It displays superb structure towards the finish where one finds notes of rhubarb, elderflower and sage.
Pezat, Bordeaux, France 50
Packed with rich, joyous, vibrant rich fruit, caressed and carefully handled – a total class act.” The kernel for Pezat is a vineyard planted literally a pace outside of the Saint Emilion Appellation – towards the river from Château Teyssier near to Branne. Previously this large vineyard consisted of high trellised vines planted 3 metres apart – the norm in Entre-des-Mers where grapes are machine picked.
Pence Ranch Estate Pinot, Santa Barbara 59
Deep red. Red berries and fresh flowers on the nose. Slightly jammy raspberry and candied cherry flavors are enlivened by a spicy note and a hint of anise. Sweet and smooth in texture, finishing with good clarity and length.
Seven Hills, Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla, Washington 51
It’s vibrant and darkly colored, with aromas of red currant, lavender, vanillin and red plum. By mouth there are sweet red fruit flavors and a chocolate, halvah-like richness. The red plum finish lingers with sweet spice, brightness and balance.
Les Pensees de Pallus, Cabernet Franc, Chinon, France 59
This wine oozes Old Worldly goodness. It is Cab Franc from the Loire so it isn’t anything that will punch you in the teeth and steal your wallet. It has finesse and elegance. The nose is fresh and spicy, with definite, thudding aromatics. There is a mineral quality there too, perhaps as dirt and mud on the nose..
La Croix Gratiot, Picpoul de Pinet, France 56
In the nose, white flowers and freshly cut melon perfume the wine. In the mouth, pear and white peach flavors mix with subtle tropical fruit notes. In the finish, the wine is crisp with bright citrus fruit.
Domaine Roche-Audran ‘Cesar’, Cotes du Rhone, France 58
Inky ruby-purple. On the nose – scorched earth and black cherry liqueur, with a hint of smoke and spice. Mouth coating dense fruit, mild acidity, and a long spicy finish. Balanced, structured, full-bodied.
Mastrojanni Rosso di Montalcino, Sangiovese, Italy 59
A clear and brilliant ruby color is the sign of an exemplary harvest, imparting elegance and roundness. An enjoyable and lively entry onto the palate means that the 2012 Rosso will age well. Fresh nose with scents of ripe plum. Wine spends 6-7 months in Allier oak barrels and then bottle aged before released onto the market.
Stolpman 2012 Estate Syrah, California 58
Beautiful red fruit tight rope present throughout the palate, just barely present above hints of leather, meat, and forest floor. Drops of juice from perfectly fresh red berries drop on my palate from start to finish.
Navaherreros, Garnacha, Spain 55
Brilliant ruby-red. Fresh, intensely perfumed red and dark berries on the nose, with mineral, camphor and floral nuances building in the glass. Spicy raspberry and boysenberry flavors pack a solid punch but carry no excess weight. Finishes with very good spicy lift, fine-grained tannins and mineral-driven persistence.
Thirty Somethings by the Glass
Thirty Something Whites
Casteller, Cava, Spain………..11
Rickshaw, Chardonnay, California………..12
Bolzano Pinot Grigio, Italy………..13
Claris Pinot Grigio, California………..11
Murphy’s Law Riesling, Washington………..11
Otto’s Constant Dream, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand………..12
Chàteau Virgile Costières De Nimes, France………..11.5
Giocato, Pinot Grigio, Slovenia………..11
Aviary, Chardonnay, Napa Valley………..13
Boira, Pinot Grigio, Italy………..13
Thirty Something Reds
Verso Rosso, Blend, Salento, Italy………..13
Broadside, Merlot, Paso Robles………..13
Parker Station, Pinot Noir, California………..13
La Posta Fazzio, Malbec, Washington………..13
Ercavio Tempranillo Roble, Spain………..13
Salice Salentino “Arcangelo”, Blend, Italy………..11
Lunatic, Blend, California………..13
It’s a Wonderful Life…. The Forties by the Glass
Fess Parker, Chardonnay, California………..15
Foucher-Lebrun Le Mont Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc, France………..16
Wagner-Stempel Dry Riesling, Germany………..15
Huber Gruner Obere Steigen………..16
Brooks Sweet Pea, Riesling, Oregon………..15
Epiphany Grenache Blanc, Santa Barbara County, California………..16
Brooks, Riesling, Oregon………..14
Ata Rangi, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand………..16
Force of Nature, Chardonnay, California………..16
Otto’s Constant Dream, Pinot Noir, New Zealand………..14
Banshee, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County………..16
Barahonda Barrica, Blend, Spain………..14
Hermanos Malbec-Tannat, Argentina………..14
Cascina Delle Rose “A Elizabeth”, Delcetto D’Alba, Italy………..15
Brooks ‘Runaway Red’ Pinot Noir, Oregon………..16
Graffito Malbec, Argentina………..16
Lenore Syrah, Washington………..16
Aviary, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, California………..15
Owen Roe “Sharecropper” Cabernet, Oregon………..15
Flegenheimer, Paisant Red………..16
Pezat, Bordeaux, France………..16
Seven Hills Cabernet, Walla Walla Washington………..16
Wine By the Flight
Splendid White Flight, 14
Bolzano Pinot, Grigio, Italy
Ata Rangi, Sauv Blanc, New Zealand
Boria, Pinot Grigio, Italy
Riesling Flight, 13.5
Brooks, Riesling, Oregon
Murphy’s Law, Riesling, Washington
Brooks Sweet P, Riesling, Oregon
Chardonnay Flight, 14
Rickshaw, Chardonnay, California
Graff, Chardonnay, South Africa
Fess Parker, Chardonnay, California
Defining White Flight, 14
Chàteau Virgile, France
OCD, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Huber, Gruner Veltliner, Austria
Pinot and Friends Flight, 16
Brooks Runaway Red, Oregon
Banshee, Sanoma County
Italian Flight, 13
Verso Rosso, Blend
Salice Salentino “Arcangelo”, Blend
A Elizabeth, Dolcetto
Cabernet Sauvignon Flight, 16
Seven Hills, Washington
Syrah and Friends Flight, 14.5
Malbec Flight, 14.5
La Posta, Argentina
Artisan, Hand-Crafted Fortaleza Tequila Flight, 15
Stone IPA 5.5
An “India Pale Ale” by definition is highly hopped and high in alcohol – you’ll find this Stone India Pale Ale to be true to style with a huge hop aroma, flavor and bitterness throughout.
Flywheel Bright Lager 5.5
The kinetic beauty of spicy hops grabs you by the nose and lets you know, this is a German inspired beer. A mild, bready malt, sweetness greets you at the lips, soothing the crisp hop flavors.
Allagash White-Belgian Wheat 6.5
This brew is Allagash’s interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer. Brewed with a generous portion of wheat and spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel, this beer is fruity, refreshing and slightly cloudy in appearance.
Dynamo Copper Lager 5.5
Starts strong and finishes crisp and smooth. The balanced flavors, aromas, and even the coppery-red tones of this beer go great with everything.
Lagunitas ‘Little Sumpin’ Ale 5.5
Sneaky Smooth with a touch of what Lagunitas Brewing calls Wheatly-esque-ish-ness. Crispy Wheat and Pale Malt flavors with a Big Round & Juicy Hop Finish.
Krombacher German Pilsner 5.5
Distinctive, finely bitter taste and a full-flavoured aroma – this is a genuine premium pilsner beer with an alcohol content of 4.8 %. Production processes enhance the traditional recipe whilst complimenting the natural unique brew that is Krombacher Pils.
Smuttynose Robust Porter 5.5
This hearty, mahogany colored ale is brewed to evoke the dark, full-bodied ales that were a favorite of dockworkers and warehousemen (hence the name “Porter”) in 19th century London This is a smooth and very drinkable beer, characterized by its well-balanced malt and hops, plus subtle notes of coffee and chocolate.
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog 5.5
Old Brown Dog has been cited as a classic example of the “American Brown Ale” style of beer. Compared to a typical English Brown Ale, Old Brown Dog is fuller-bodied and more strongly hopped. In 1989 it won a silver medal in its category (American Brown Ale) at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.
Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout 5.5
Dark & delicious. The aroma is of brown sugar and vanilla cream, with hints of roasted coffee. Initial roasty, mocha flavors rise up, with slight hop & roast bitterness in the finish. The rest is pure bliss of milk chocolate fullness.
Tyranena Headless Man Amber Ale 5.5
Brewed in the “old way” of a Düsseldorf-style Altbier. A unique cold lagering process gives this amber ale its smooth taste.
Arran Hardy Single Island Cask Islay Scotch 20
Arran Hardy Cask Strength 12 Years 22
Bunnahabhain Toiteach Smokey Peated, Islay Scotch 22
Bunnahabhain 12 Year Islay Scotch 17
Bunnahabhain Chieftain’s 10 Year Sherry Butt Cask, Islay Scotch 21
Chieftain’s Little Mill 22 Year Lowland Scotch 25
Deanston 12 Year, Highland Scotch 21
Duncan Taylor 15 Year, “Macallan”, Highland Scotch 23
Glendronach 12 Year Fine Pedro Ximinez & Oloroso Sherry Casks, Highland Scotch 18
Glenrothes 1995 Speyside Scotch 22
Glenrothes 1998 Speyside Scotch 25
Kilchoman 2007 Sherry Cask Islay Scotch 24
Ledaig Peated 10 Year Single Malt, Isle of Mull Scotch 20
Scott’s Selection 1984 Caol Ila Islay Scotch 38
Signatory Glenlivet 1981 32 Year Speyside Single Cask Scotch 40*
Tamdhu 10 Year Speyside Scotch 19
Tomintoul 16 year, Speyside Scotch 16
Castarede VSOP 10yrs Armagnac 15
Chateau Montifaud VSOP Cognac 21
Esprit Orange Cognac VSOP Cognac 19
Hine Rare VSOP Cognac 19
Maison Rouge Cognac VSOP 8
Sempe VSOP Armagnac 14
Blackwell Dark Rum 7
Crusoe Organic Silver Rum 9
Kirk and Sweeney 12 Year Rum 9
Old New Orleans Cajun Spice Rum 7
Barr Hill Honey Vodka 18
Karlsson Gold Potato Vodka 10
Tru Organic Vodka 10
Belle Meade Straight Bourbon 10
Benjamin Pritchard Double Barreled Bourbon 24
Benjamin Pritchard Double Barreled Chocolate Bourbon 18
Bib & Tucker Bourbon 18
Hirsch Bourbon Straight Small Batch 11
Journeyman Kissing Cousins 11
Journeyman New Zealand 10 Year 19
Journeyman Silver Cross 14
Journeyman Last Feather Rye 13
Michters American Whiskey 13
Michters Single Barrel Straight Rye 13
Michters Barrel Strength 20
Michters Small Batch Bourbon 13
Michters Sour Mash 13
Wathen’s Kentucky Bourbon 10
Whistle Pig 10 Year Rye Whiskey 22
Fidencio Pechuga Mezcal 24
Fidencio Clasico Mezcal 10
Fidencio Unico Mezcal 10
Fortaleza Tequila Anejo Tequila 24
Fortaleza Tequila Blanco Tequila 15
Fortaleza Tequila Reposado Tequila 17
Barr Hill Gin 11
No. 3 London Dry Gin 12
Ransom Old Tom Gin 11
Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin 13.5
Likely dates back to the New York bar scene of the 1860s, but there are also some more intriguing tales about its origins. According to one of these legends, Jennie Churchill threw a party at the Manhattan Club in 1874 to celebrate Samuel J. Tilden’s victory in New York’s gubernatorial election. An enterprising bartender created a new cocktail for the event, which he dubbed the Manhattan in the club’s honor. Both of these characters would go on to bigger things. Churchill soon gave birth to a son, Winston, and Tilden made a presidential run in 1876. 11.5
In 1806 the cocktail was defined as “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits, sugar, water, and bitters”, by the 1880’s the Whiskey Cocktail was considered “Old Fashioned”! 11.5