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wines

White Wines

Chardonnay

333     Hess Select, Monterey 12         32

717     J. Lohr ‘Arroyo Vista Vineyard’ Arroyo Seco 12    37

718     Rombauer Vineyards, Carneros, 15    102

706     Hess Collection ‘Su’skol Vineyard’, Napa 12     42

313     Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay, Estate Bottled, Russian River Ranches 13    45

719     Ramey ‘Russian River Valley’ 11    52

709     Kistler ‘Les Noisetiers’ Sonoma 12  unfiltered 65

Gavi

Lively, bright, and crisp

318     Michele Chiarlo, Piedmont  15    35

317    Batasiolo, Piedmont 13    37

Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris

204   Alois Legader ‘Riff’ Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige – Veneto – Friuli 13   29

320   Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, Valdadige  13   44

Riesling

311      Bex, Germany 15   25

705     Chateau Ste Michelle – Dr. Loosen  “Eroica”   Riesling, Washington State 12    37

Sauvignon Blanc/Related Blends

209     Kato, Marlborough, NZ  16     28

321     Kim Crawford, Marlborough, NZ 16    38

721     Cakebread Cellars, Napa Valley 15   41

323     Cloudy Bay, Marlborough, NZ 16   47

 

Verdicchio

Great with food; full, intense, complex
201    Umani Ronchi ‘Casal di Serra’ Classico Superiore, Castello dei Jesi 14     35

316    Bucci, Classico Superiore, Castello dei Jesi 15     37

 

Vermentino  Great with food

707     Sella and Mosca, La Cala, di Sardinia  ’16    32

704      Cantine Lunae, Bosoni, Liguria  ’16    36

Wine Spectator 90 points–Oct. 2016

[Sparkling Wine & Champagne]

107     Domaine Chandon Brut NV 187 ml bottle    13

621     Cleto Chiarli ‘Vecchia Modena’ Lambrusco  ’16     32

102     Villa Sandi ‘Il Fresco’ Prosecco, Italy NV     31

299     Castello di Luzzano Bonarda, Lombardy     36

Chilled, dry, sparkling RED  ’12     36

105       Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne, Yellow Label NV  72

 

[Red Wine]

Amarone / Valpolicella

265    Sartori Valpolicella Classico Superiore Verona  ’12      33

602     Cesar Valpolicella Classico  14     36

373    Zenato ‘Ripassa’ Valpolicella Superiore, Veneto 08    43

       Our owner’s favorite:  There is nothing more velvety on the

           palate at this rice, or even if you spend more. Try it if you’ve 

           been wary of Italian Reds — you ‘ll like it

614    Santori Amorne, Verona   ’13    58

375    Zonin Amarone, Veneto 08      63

Barbera

601     Chiarlo ‘Le Orme’ Barbera d’Asti Superiore   13     36

632     Batasiolo ‘Sovrana’ Barbera d’Alba  13  old vines, single vineyard 32

634     Viberti ‘LaGemella’ Barbera d’Asti Superiore  ’13     32

627     Marchesi de Barolo “Maraia”

Barbera del Monferrato  ’14     28

Barolo / Barbaresco

361    Paitin ‘Serra’ Barbaresco 013  39

635    Stefano Farino Barolo 10   50

637    Batasiolo Barbaresco   ’11   43

604    Albino Rocca Barbaresco 11  60

Bonarda

An ancient Italian grape; in the 1800s Italian immigrants also planted it in Argentina

374     Altos Las Hormigas ‘Colonia Las Liebres’,   Argentina 10  unoaked / unfiltered    25

299     Castello di Luzzano ’12, Chilled and Slightly Sparkling   36

Brunello / Rosso di Montalcino

257     Angelini ‘Val di Suga’ Rosso 04     34

625     Ciacci ‘Piccolomini d’Aragona’  Brunello 08     57

610     Castello Banfi Brunello 06    69

Cabernet Sauvignon also see Proprietary Blends

353     Ballard Lane, Paso Robles CA  2012  30

475     Montes Colchagua Valley Chile 10    29

476     Oberon, Napa Valley 10    31

371     Simi, Alexander Valley 08    35

451     Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet, Napa Valley 09   59

381     Silver Oak, Napa 07       89

Chianti /Other Tuscan Sangiovese

also see Brunello, Super Tuscans

253    Querceto Chianti DOCG Italy 10  26

613   Vecchia Cantina Vino Noble di Montelpuciano 08   The oldest winemaking cooperative in Tuscany 27

624   Frescobaldi ‘Nipozzano’ Chianti Rufina Riserva  08  30

619   Conte Guicciardini Morellino di Scansano  10   31

615     DaVinci Chianti Riserva 06     33

628     Fonterutoli Chianto Classico 09   37

623     Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva  06    36

612   Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico  08   39

629     Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 07    44

Malbec

484   Navarro Correas, Mendoza, Argentina 10  31

485    Catena Alta ‘Estate Grown’, Mendoza, Argentina 09  55

Merlot

369     Hahn Estates, Monterey 09  Sustainably grown and harvested 27

452     Sebastiani, Sonoma County 07    30

479     Whitehall Lane, Napa 08   39

470     Frog’s Leap, Napa 08  Organically grown grapes 45

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

607     Valle Reale ‘Vigne Nuove’  10     28

620     La Valentina   09    29

631     Cerulli Spinozzi 06   29

622     Zaccagnini ‘dal Tralcetto’ Riserva  08     30

Nero d’Avola

Full-bodied, smooth Sicilian native

626    Settesoli “Mandra Rossa” 10  27

636     Villa Pozzi 08    29

Pinot Noir

608    Dom Brunet, Languedoc France  10    28

482     Rex Hill, Willamette Valley Oregon 10    38

352     Fess Parker, Santa Barbara 09    39

351     Saintsbury ‘Garnet’, Carneros 08    40

458     Acacia, Carneros 09    41

358     David Bruce, Sonoma Coast 09/10   49

261     Kosta Brown ‘Sonoma Coast’, Russian River 10  97

Proprietary Blends

359     Dreaming Tree, ‘Crush’ North Coast CA 09 Wine by Dave Matthews and Steve Reeder 29

365     Ferrari-Carano ‘Siena’, Alexander Valley 10    38

456     Joseph Phelps ‘Le Mistral’, Monterey County 07/08      51

457     Joseph Phelps ‘Insignia’, Napa Valley 08    135

455     Opus One, Napa 07      153

Super Tuscans / Great Italian Blends

255     Falesco ‘Vitiano’, Umbria 09  a famous blend of Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet 25

606     Banfi ‘Centine’, Tuscany 10  Sangiovese, Cabernet,  Merlot – a “Super Tuscan” in every  way but price 28

641     La Massa, Tuscany 09  Sangiovese 60%, Cabernet 10%, Merlot 30% 3 5

639     Terrabianca ‘Campaccio’ 07  Sangiovese 70%, Cabernet 30% 39

618     Antinori ‘Tignanello’ 08   Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc 89

Syrah

363    Ojai Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah, Santa Barbera 08   47

621    Planeta Syrah, Sicily 05    48

Zinfandel / Primitivo

633    Li Veli ‘Orien’ Primativo, Salento, Apulia       26

464    Seghesio Sonoma County  Zinfandel 10       35

467    Renwood ‘Old Vine’ Zinfandel, Amador County CA 09     29

364    Feudi di San Gregorio Primitivo di Manduria 07         36