Belle Glos, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Valley $65
Bright crimson red in color. Aromas of black cherry and ripe plums combine with subtle notes of dried herbs and smoke. The palate entry shows flavors of cranberry fresh raspberry, and ripe cherry, complemented by hints of vanilla and baking spice. A balance of savory, cedar and cocoa powder, and sweet, fig jam and ripe blackberry , fruit flavors, great structure, smooth tannins and a lingering fresh finish.
Belle Glos, Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County $65
The aromas are abundant with bright cherry, cranberry and brown spice, reminiscent of warm cinnamon toast topped with plum jam. On the palate, the bright cherry opens the show, then evolves into a lush, sweetly spiced plum pudding, coating the mouth with a velvety richness. The wine then develops an intense mineral note, adding yet another dimension, lending way to a silky and lengthy finish.
Fess Parker, Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County $27
This wine exhibits aromas of black cherry, forest floor, lavender, raspberry, rose petal and vanilla. Flavors of Bing cherry, red currant, cranberry, earth and cacao
Louis Martini, Cabernet, Napa Valley $35
Light on its feet but full of nuance, this wine shows restraint while offering a plenty ample body and a spot-on finish.
Dry Creek Vineyard, Cabernet, Sonoma County, ½ Bottle $14, Full Bottle $26
This impeccable wine displays wonderful aromatics of cherry, black currant and black olive notes. Additional airing reveals dried floral, allspice and hints of nutmeg and juniper. The palate is full-bodied and fleshy with excellent tannin and structure. The wine is silky and smooth with superb balance.
Carnivor, Cabernet, California $15
Carnivor Cabernet is a unique combination—full-bodied flavors with finesse. Our rich blend shows hints of blackberry, caramel, roast coffee and toasted oak, Carnivor cabernet finishes each bold sip with a refined smoothness.
Esser, Merlot, California $16
Esser Vineyards Merlot has a rich and polished mouth-feel with luscious flavors of cherries and spice, vanilla and dark plum, and is integrated with plush tannins and a long, sweet finish
Faustino V Reserva, Rioja, Spain $22
Has an aroma of fresh red fruits, like strawberries and subtle hints of fresh herbs
Cantena Reserve, Malbec, Argentina $24
A sleek, polished style, with alluring mocha and raspberry ganache notes leading the way, backed by dark plum, hoisin sauce and graphite flavors that push through the finish. This has serious weight, but stays focused and driven
Warre’s Warrior, Port, Finest Reserve $24
Deep red color, with intensely rich aromas of ripe red fruits and spices. On the palate well balanced and full-bodied, with a long and complex finish.
Dry Creek Vineyard, Old Vine Zinfandel, Sonoma County $30
This impeccable Cabernet wine displays wonderful aromatics of cherry, black currant and black olive notes. Additional airing reveals dried floral, allspice and hints of nutmeg and juniper. The palate is full-bodied and fleshy with excellent tannin and structure. The wine is silky and smooth with superb balance.
Frei Brothers, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, California $20
The grapes for this Chardonnay are whole-cluster pressed to bring out a fresh fruit characteristic. Secondary malolactic fermentation imparted a plush texture and deep, layered flavors.
A. By Acacia Unoaked, Chardonnay, California $16
When a chardonnay is “unoaked” or “unwooded,” it stands naked in its bottle. Many winemakers choose to fashion such expressions of chardonnay, some by the traditions of their area, others with an eye to letting the grape simply strut its plain-spoken stuff
Alexander Valley Vineyards, Chardonnay, Sonoma County, California Full Bottle $16 Half Bottle $11
This handcrafted Chardonnay is aromatic and balanced with bright citrus and green apple flavors along with a hint of creaminess and body from partial French Oak barrel aging
Nobilo, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand $23
This distinct wine has fresh flavors of melon and citrus; a perfect match for your favorite salad, seafood and poultry dishes
Conundrum, White Blend, California $28
Ah, the sweet dance of Conundrum. A success story that should be studied in MBA programs, this wine is almost a category unto itself. The proportion always changes, and they’re always a little coy about the grapes themselves, but it’s something like Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Muscat Canelli, Viognier and Semillon in a dangerously decadent blend with plenty of flesh and a little sugar.
Kris, Pinot Grigio, Italy $15
Brilliant lemon-green in color, Kris Pinot Grigio offers enticing aromas of acacia flowers, citrus, tangerine, and hints of almonds. A best-selling wine and a great value!
Beringer, White Zinfandel, California $12
The aroma of the wine is light and bright. It is also very lofty, though more noticed upon the initial pour. Less so after a moment or two. The nose is of fresh fruits and a hint of candy apple. The wine taste is very sweet.
Pol Roger (Sir Winston Churchill),Champagne, France $275
Make that special occasion a little extra memorable by commemorating it with one of the finest wines in the world. This wine is full bodied, boasting a powerful, rich structure, yet well-balanced with intensely flavorful notes of honey and citrus.
Pol Roger, Champagne, ½ bottle $38, Full Bottle $65
An appealing mushroom aroma is the opening note for this smooth, harmonious wine that has enough personality to be a vintage Champagne. It has plenty of body, a flavor dominated by walnuts, a creamy texture and a smooth, buttery finish.
Heidsieck, Champagne, France $42
A rich, smoky base of roasted walnut and toasted coconut underscores this subtle version. Lightly creamy in texture and well-balanced, with juicy acidity backing hints of glazed apricot, crème de cassis and grated ginger. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
Lanson, Champagne, France $39
Lanson Black Label is a balanced alliance of power and elegance, freshness and complexity. It has the taste of spring and subtle hints of long-lasting honey-dew. Notes of ripe and citrus fruits give a sensation of lightness and fullness with a long, fresh finish. Black Label is perfect as an aperitif and a call to celebration.
Freixenet, Brut ½ bottle $11, Full Bottle $18
Has an intense fruity bouquet with a hint of golden apples. It is very dry, fresh, light in body and well-balanced.
Sofia Blanc de Blanc, Sparkling Wine, California, (by the can) $7
Fruity and refreshing, Sofia Blanc de Blancs is a rare blend of Pinot Blanc, Muscat, and Riesling. Mellow flavors of apples and pears are topped by a hint of citrus and honeysuckle. Elegant in character, this wine is lightly textured and vibrant through the finish.