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Wine & Cocktail Menu

Martinis

The clover

Makers Mark, Hennessy, Agave Nectar, Fresh lemon Juice and Orange Juice, Orange Twist

 

Effen Good

Effen Cucumber Vodka, Mint Leaves, Agave Nectar, Fresh Lime Juice, Fresh Cut Cucumbers

 

Peachy Keen

Absolute Mandarin, Peach Schnapps and Splash of Cranberry

 

Lemon Drop

Absolute Citron, Orange Liquor and Lemon with Sugar Rim

 

Espresso Martini

Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka, Kahlua and cream with a Sweetened Coffee Rim

 

Town 220 Cosmo

Absolut Citron, Orange Liquor, Fresh Lime Juice and a splash of Cranberry

 

Vesper

Absolut Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Lillet Blanc, Lemon Twist

 

Pink-tiny

X-rated Vodka & Sparkling Champagne

 

Pomegranate

Absolut Mandarin Vodka, Pomegranate Syrup & a Splash of Cranberry

 

Hotel National

Cimarron organic Tequila, Apricot Liqueur, Pineapple Juice, Fresh Lime Juice


Specialty Cocktails

 

Orange Mule

Absolut Mandarin, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Fresh Lime Juice and topped with Ginger Beer

 

Dark and Stormy

Blackwell Rum, Fresh Lime Juice and Topped with Ginger Beer

 

Classic Mojito

Bacardi Rum, Fresh Mint Leaves, Simple Syrup, Splash of Sparkling Water

 

Caipirinha

Brazilian Rum, Fresh Lime Juice & Sugar

 

French 76

Grey Goose Vodka, Fresh Lemon Juice, topped with Sparkling Champagne

 

220 Margarita

Jose Cuervo, Orange Liqueur, fresh lime & Lemon Juice and a Royal Montaine Float

 

Bloody Mary

Absolut Pepper and Charleston Bloody Mary Mix Garnished with lemon, lime and olives

 

The Zombie

Licor 43 Over Ice with a side shot of Espresso


Wine Selections

Champagne & Sparkling Wine

 

NV Duc de Valmer Brut, France $7.00/$26.00

Delicate, beautiful & very festive Blanc de Blanc from the Merignac region of France.

 

NV La Torretta Moscato, Veneto, Italy $8.00 /$30.00

Wonderful aromas & sweetness in this ever-so-pleasing wine; 100% stainless steel aged, smooth, crisp & refreshing.

 

NV Poquito Moscato, Valencia, Spain         1/2 Bottle $14.00

Sweet & velvety on the palate with crisp acidity & lingering peach persistence.

 

2013 Naveran Dama Cava, Penedes, Spain               $40.00

Crisp notes of apple skins & pear emerge from this medium-bodied sparkler. Boasts tiny, uniformed bubbles with a heady finish.

 

NV Jean-Luc Joillot Cremant de Bourgogne, France     ½ Bottle $35.00/$50.00

Nice pinpoint bubbles. Big, creamy mousse with bright citrus & apple fruit. Clean & refreshing.                

 

NV Champagne Lallier Grand Cru, France                                ½ Bottle $48.00/ $90.00

Elegance and finesse with Meyer lemon and white flower plus a herbal hint that precedes delicious!      

 

NV Champagne Taittinger Brut, France                $122.00

A round, generous style, offering peach, candied lemon, & honey flavors on a creamy texture. Long, dry finish.

 

NV Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé, France       ½ Bottle $77.00/$155.00

Red fruits & citrus aromas. Broad, yet dry with flavors of orange & strawberry. Fresh & elegant.             

 

2005 Richard G Peterson, Brut Rosé, Napa Valley, California               $325.00

Light, crisp and elegant, with interacted layered flavors of strawberries, raspberries, yeast, brioche and vanilla. The mousse is very fine, the finish long and complex.

 

2006 Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rose, France                 $335.00

Pinot Noir & Chardonnay, this balances ripe red berry & citrus fruits with more mature spice & vanilla.  Depth, concentration & richness. Finishing with crisp, dry acidity. Beautiful!

 

2002 Champagne Salon Brut Blanc de Blancs, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, France $550.00

The 35th and most recent vintage of Salon since the house was founded in 1905 is memorable and magnificent. Made only from Chardonnay grown in the Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, it combines intense minerality, a crisp texture core and the beginnings of maturity. The depths of this wine, with its layers of fruit and steeliness, are superb.

 

Rosé

 

2015 La Galope, France                    $8.00 /$30.00

A round, generous style, offering peach, candied lemon, & honey flavors on a creamy texture. Long, dry finish.

 

2016 Hogwash, California       $36.00

Medium bodied, incredible vibrancy. Rose of Grenache.

 

2016 Château Coussin Cesar a Sumeire Sainte Victoire Cotes de Provence, France $66.00

Expressive nose opening up to red fruits with a spice dimension.  Delightful palate with fresh, fleshy fruit expression.  Wonderful length!         

 

Sauvignon Blanc

 

2015 Sean Minor Four Bears, California $8.00 / $30.00

Juicy grapefruit, medium bodied. Kiwi, green apple & peach flavors evolve into a hint of minerality.

 

2015 MOMO, Marlborough, New Zealand $10.00 / $38.00

Textural & rich with subtle notes of lemon zest & passionfruit with a crisp & dry finish.

 

2013 Hill Family, Napa Valley, California    $38.00

A balanced & collected approach. Aromas of sweet peach & honeysuckle, Rich, tropical notes on the palate with a long finish.

 

2016 Domaine du Pre Semele, Sancerre Blance, Loire, France $50.00

Exhibits classic peach & mineral characters coupled with a racy acidity giving excellent balance & structure.

 

2013 Lail Blueprint, Napa Valley, California $75.00

Acid driven, fresh, vibrant and focused with classic citrus flavors so characteristic of the grape. It shows the intensity a complexity of another great vintage in Napa Valley

 

Chardonnay


2015 The Crusher, Clarksburg, California $8.00 / $30.00

Well-rounded wine is buttery yet fruity, with vanilla cream, blanched almond and canned pineapple flavors.

 

2015 Custard, North Coast, California $10.00 / $38.00

Smooth and silky with just a bit of buttery finish.

 

2014 Eberle Estate, Paso Robles, California $12.00 / $46.00

Aromas & flavors of green apple, zesty Meyer lemon & pineapple with a hint of toasted oak on the finish.

 

2014 Andre Dupuis Bourgogne, Macon,  France $13.00 / $50.00

Ripe and generous fruit, with a distinct mineral taste.

 

2014 Gordon Estate, Columbia Valley, Washington   $36.00

Joyful expression of tangerine, pear & lightly toasted oak. Bright fruit flavors mixed with caramel & toasted marshmallow.

 

2013 Domaine Alain Patriarche Bourgogne La Monatine, Meursault, France$50.00

Toast, almond, citrus, & pear on the nose. Nice body & structure in the mouth, with some minerality & lemony acidity.

 

2014 Servin AOC Special Reserve, Chablis, France    $54.00

Wonderful balance, with bright floral, green apple, & tropical fruit notes. Backed with crisp acidity & a streak of minerality.

 

2013 Chalk Hill, California    $56.00

Aromas and flavors of baked apples, ripe pears, hazelnuts, nutmeg and cream. The oak serves to uplift the fruit.

 

2013 Alexana, Terroir Selection, Willamette, Oregon     $66.00

Bright & crisp notes of apple blossom, white plum & great minerality with a ling finish.

 

2013 Jordan, Russian River Valley, California     $72.00

Fresh green & Fuji apples lead seamlessly to an elegant palate framed by lively acidity & a hint of oak. Long, graceful finish.

 

2012 Chalet Pouilly, Pouilly-Fuisse, France       $75.00

Slightly honeyed with hints of hazelnut and smoke coming through. It has a very well-balanced, quite deep finish.

 

2012 Liquid Farm White Hill, Santa Rita Hills, California       $75.00

Bright minerality with yellow peach & fresh rain. Flavors of Asian pear, salinity, candied ginger, & lavender cream.

 

 

 

2012 Renteria, Carneros, California       $75.00

Fresh acidity & light mineral, stone characters. Nice aroma of crisp apple, pear & floral with long silky finish.

 

2013 Domaine Della, Sonoma Coast, California      $80.00

Captivating, sleek & graceful.  Full bodied, concentrated & intense with pear, apple, lush lemon lime, tangerine & citrus on the palate.  Fresh, crisp & well-defined with a velvety & pleasant burst of fruit on the long finish!

 

2014 Burly, Napa Valley, California       $80.00

Oak and vanilla aromas. A palate of lemon meringue, elegant minerality and lively acidity. Sur lie aging rounds out this wine, creating a broad mid palate and a smooth lingering finish.

 

2013 Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley, California                      $90.00

Hints of lemon oil, crushed rocks, & flowers meld together beautifully on the resonant finish.

 

2012 Mount Eden Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains, California      $105.00

Full-bodied Estate Chardonnay displays fine underlying acidity and a long finish. Hints of cardamom, anise and hazelnut add interest to the core lemon, mineral flavors.

 

2013 Palmaz Vineyards, Napa Valley, California       $120.00

Aromas of pineapple, guava, & papaya. Hints of French oak. Soft, supple mouthfeel with a focused & refreshing finale.

 

2013 Bouzereau-Gruere Puligny-Montrachet, Burgundy, France       $145.00

Nicely structured, with aromas & flavors of grilled almond, hazelnut & dried fruit. Length.

 

2013 Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet Champgain 1er Cru., France $170.00

Citrus scents, flinty minerals and nutty oak. Sweet on entry, with Mirabelle, honey and wet stone flavors framed and lifted by lemony acidity.

 

2012 Jarvis Finch Hollow, Napa Valley, California       $180.00

Bright, sunshine yellow wine with aromas of coconut and caramel leading to ripe mouth-filling lemon and apple flavors - an elegant wine.

 

Other Whites

 

2015 MontAsolo Pinot Grigio IGT, Veneto, Italy         $7.00 / $26.00

Fresh & lively bouquet. Soft & delicate with complex flavors of fresh fruit throughout, with an almost sweet finish.

 

2014 Bauer Haus Riesling, Germany                          $8.00 / $30.00

Well-balanced & slightly fruity, semi-sweet. A crisp & refreshing wine.

 

2015 Dauvergne-Ranvier Côtes du Rhône Blanc - Vin Gourmand, France  $10.00 / $38.00

A particularly rich nose with exotic & citrus fruits. A round attack with a pure final & plenty of vivacity.

 

2015 Les Vignerons de Florensac Picpoul de Pinet, France         $26.00

Crystal clear with green highlights. Soft, delicate nose with excellent acid/structure balance.

 

2016 Vera Vinho Verde, Portugal         $28.00

Vera meaning true, is light and fresh as the maritime climate of northern Portugal where it comes from.

 

2015 Andriano Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige, Italy        $35.00

Intense fruit with crisp fresh acidity, overall round & soft mid-palate with a balanced long finished.

 

2014 Raptor Ridge Pinot Gris, Williamette Valley, Oregon         $35.00

Fresh-cut lawn spiked with lemon zest. The palate is reminiscent of a fresh fruit salad with a pleasing mouthfeel & finish.

 

2014 Papa Godello, Valdeorras, Spain        $36.00

Precise, high-pitched aromas of jasmine & ginger. Juicy, focused & youthfully tight, with bright acid adding bite to fresh citrus.

 

2015 Richter Zeppelin Riesling, Mosel, Germany        $38.00

A refreshing display of rich fruit such as apple & lemon with a stylish, lengthy finish.

 

2014 Château Pegau “Cuvée Lone”, Côtes du Rhône, France       $38.00

Bright & well-balanced on the palate, with a long finish. (Clairette, Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Ugni Blanc)

 

2015 Alexana Pinot Gris, Williamette Valley, Oregon         $39.00

Fresh-cut lawn spiked with lemon zest.  The palate is reminiscent of a fresh fruit salad with a pleasing mouthfeel & finish.

 

2014 Ca’Rugate San Michele Soave Classico, Italy     $39.00

Bouquet of meadow flowers, with hints of chamomile, elderflower & iris. An elegant wine finishing with notes of sweet almonds.

 

2012 Luis Alegre Finca La Renana Blanco, Rioja, Spain $65.00

Butterscotch, candle wax, stone fruit, & dusty aromas introduce this blend that features a ripe yet balanced mouthfeel. Banana, walnut and vanilla are the key flavors in this barrel-rich Rioja that is nutty in style and long on the finish. (90% Viura & 10% Malvasia)

 

2013 Chateau Gigognan Chateauneuf-du-Pape “Clos du Roi,” Rhone Valley, France $85.00

Beautiful structure, fresh & persistent, revealing subtle fragrances of apple, apricot & white blossom. (White Grenache 45%, Roussanne 35%, Clairette 10%, Bourboulenc 10%)

 

2012 Castello di Ama Al Poggio Bianco, Tuscany, Italy           $105.00

Fragrances of white peach and a delicious minerality. Crisp, full-flavored, with scents of spring blossoms. A rich, elegant wine. Very lengthy finish. (Chardonnay & Pinot Grigio)

 

Pinot Noir

 

2015 Simple Life, California         $8.00 / $30.00

Wild strawberry, dried cranberry & vanilla oak. Toasted marshmallow adds another delicious layer, with a ripe raspberry finish.

 

2014 Caillou Noir, France      $10.00 / $38.00

Ripe, with flavors of red fruit.  Supple in texture with a well-structured lingering finish.

 

2013 Witness Tree Chainsaw, Williamette Valley, Oregon $12.00 / $46.00

Aromas of fresh berries, dried herbs. Maintains a pure, clean mouthfeel with a core of fresh red fruits.

 

2013 Jelu, Patagonia, Argentina        $36.00

Medium red in color with sweet blueberry & plum aromas. Juicy plum & mulberry flavors are balanced by fresh acidity.

 

2015 Meiomi, California        $42.00

Velvety, richness hits full force with flavors of cola, earth, & smoked meat. Layered in structure & flavor with a succulent finish.

 

2014 Jean-Luc Joillot Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune, France                               $54.00

Serious Pinot Noir at this level. Touch of cedary oak behind the dark berry fruit. Nice purity of flavor. Good grip on the finish.


2014 County Line Vineyards, Sonoma Coast, California                         $55.00

Aromas of fresh tart cranberry & a florage melange of dried flowers direct itself to the fresh mid-palate.

 

2013 Patricia Green Estate Vineyard, Willamette Valley, Oregon $60.00

Well-honed tannins, a caressing texture & very evocative in character.

 

2012 Shea Wine Cellars Estate, Willamette Valley, Oregon     $84.00

Violet aromas, red fruit on the palate, & a spicy long finish. Big, but not overpowering. Smooth tannins & bright acidity.

 

2012 Radio-Coteau La Neblina, Sonoma, California    $84.00

Strong red fruit character, fresh cranberry, cherry & strawberry are revealed by nose & palate, along with directed minerality.

 

2014 August Briggs, Russian River Valley, California                   $88.00

Expressive aromas of Bing cherry, raspberry, cola & baking spices. The bright core of cherry fruit is luscious & ripe, holding court on the palate while subtle oak sings in the background. A harmonious wine that is stereotypical of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir at its best.

 

2012 The Hilt Vanguard by Jonata, Santa Rita Hills, California                         $99.00

Expressive, perfumed aromatics. Supple & expressive, wonderfully radiant on the palate, with gorgeous depth & terrific overall balance. Dark red cherry, plum & spice notes flesh out on the inviting finish. Slight hints of gaminess add the final layers of nuance. (85% Sanford & Benedict and 15% Bien Nacido fruit)

 

2013 Domaine Tortochot Gevrey-Chambertin Jeunes Rois, France              $105.00

Well-extracted with good color & concentration. Super-ripe cranberry & blackberry, with a touch of herbal spice.

 

2012 Chapter 24 Vineyards Last Chapter, Willamette Valley, Oregon $146.00

A saturating & delicious presence that mimics richness, bursts with exuberant fruit on the finish, then quietly recedes. This wine feels in every sense complete calm & placid, with a succulents gently occupying every corner of the mouth.

 

2010 Domaine Clerget Vougeot 1er Cru “Les Petits Vougeots,” France           $194.00

Finesse, finesse & more finesse. The wine is pure & simple. It will charm you with its elegance & surprise you with its power. One of the very best examples of a smooth Cote de Nuits Premier Cru.

 

Merlot

 

2014 The Crusher, Sonoma, California $8.00 / $30.00

Juicy, flavors of plum and blackberry, bright acidity are accompanied by cocoa powder and dried strawberry notes.

 

2012 Ronan by Clinet, Bordeaux, France                 $36.00

Rich, deep & dark fruit on the nose – ripe plum & blackcurrant with a touch of white pepper.  Palate is more elegant than the robust nose suggests.

 

2012 Keenan, Napa Valley, California    $75.00

A solid, chunky, well-made Merlot, with a whiff of background oak, some mocha and black cherry fruit and a good finish.

 

2011 Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa Valley, California    $120.00

Aromas of fig, jam, & cherry cola. Supple & fleshy with firm tannins adding dimension for flavors of rhubarb pie & exotic spice.

 

2010 Vieux Chateau Mazerat Grand Cru, Saint Emilion, France          $230.00

Full-bodied, with an abundance of floral notes as well as black currant & blackberry fruit. (65% Merlot & 35% Cabernet Franc)

 

2012 Amuse Bouche, Napa Valley, California   $495.00

The 2012 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Wine is dark, supple & expressive, with lovely mid-palate pliancy, depth & resonance. Silky tannins support a super expressive, nuance finish laced with hints of dark red cherry & plum.

 

Zinfandel & Zinfandel Blends

 

2014 Manifesto, Lodi, California      $8.00 / $30.00

Full of spice, red fruits, oak & currant.

 

2015 Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise, Paso Robles, California                $38.00

Exploding with hints of cocoa, coffee, leather, & spice! A fruit bomb carrying hints of strawberry jam, blueberries, & plum. (Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah & Grenache)

 

2013 Sivas-Sonoma, Sonoma, California        $46.00

Soft, sweet nose that unfolds with notes of cedar & earthy spices. A hint of brown sugar on the full-bodied, silky mid-palate.

 

2012 JC Cellars “The Impostor”, California                                   $59.00

Loaded with fruit & layered flavors of raspberry & toasted vanilla. (Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, & Viognier)

 

2014 Gamba Family Ranches, Russian River Valley, California         $70.00

Deep & full-bodied. Balanced with excellent acidity. Powerful, rich & concentrated with flavors of stone fruits & black plum.

 

2014 The Crane Assembly Disciples, Napa Valley, California                                $90.00

A unique expression of old vine Zinfandel grown in the gravel-rich alluvial soils at the base of the Mayacamas mountain range.

 

2012 G.B. Crane El Coco, Napa Valley, California                    $115.00

Layered with concentrated, densely woven fruit. Pure flavors of blueberry, raspberry jam, with a lively vein of minerality. (Old Vine Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Gamay)

 

 

Malbec

    

2015 Andeluna 1300, Mendoza, Argentina          $9.00 / $34.00

Aromas of diverse fruits, with notes of “dulce de leche”. Smooth attack in the mouth. Balanced, full-bodied with soft tannins.

 

2014 Ricardo Santos, Mendoza, Argentina           $38.00

Single vineyard La Madras, on the slopes of the Andes. Ripe & full with elegant silkiness.

 

2014 Tierra Divina Old Vine, Mendoza, Argentina           $39.00

Rich, with deep dark fruit, cassis and plum flavors. Powerful structure with long finish.

 

2009 Finca Abril “1922” Valle de Uco, Mendoza Argentina, Mendoza, Argentina $70.00

A strong introduction with all the smoothness of juicy fruits is combined with structuring & mature tannins.

 

Shiraz, Syrah, & Petite Sirah

 

2015 Raw Power Old Plains Shiraz, Australia          $9.00 / $34.00

Loads of fleshy black berries & plums are tamed by structured acidity & deepened by supple tannins.

 

2012 Alexakis Kotsifali Syrah, Greece                         $30.00

A wine that is earthy, gamey & beefy with structure, character & complexity.

 

2014 The Crusher Petite Sirah, Clarksburg, California         $32.00

Full bodied. Flavors of blackberry jam and dried cherry, mingling effortlessly with cinnamon bark and molasses.

 

2013 Stolpman Estate Syrah, Santa Ynez Valley, California                             $55.00

Ripe blackberry, alluring spice, & earth. Dense mineral & oxblood tones, showing opulent black cherry & plum with peppercorn.

 

2013 Arnot-Roberts Syrah, North Coast, California             $70.00

Dark red fruit, plum and blackcurrant. Meaty with lots of power and weight. Que Syrah!

 

Other Reds

 

2005 Anciano Gran Reserva Tempranillo, Valdepeñas, Spain $9.00 / $34.00

Dark, ruby red color. Spicy notes of leather & musk with intense aromas of fruit compote & licorice. Long, velvety finish

 

2013 Palagetto Chianti Colli Senesi, Tuscany, Italy      $10.00 / $38.00

Abundant flavors of cherries & raspberries, with hints of wood & tobacco; a vibrant acidity & fresh, crisp tannins.

 

2013 Sean Minor “Nicole Marie,” Napa Valley, California                     $12.00 / $46.00

Big, rich & spicy, offering flavors of dark cherry, plum, cassis & black pepper with hints of oak spices. Long finish. (Merlot, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot & Petite Sirah).

 

2013 Ludovicus Tinto, Terra Alta, Spain            $30.00

Penetrating & intensely fruity; offering sweet, deep blackberry & cherry-cola flavors. Finishes long & smooth. (100% Garnacha)

 

2014 Barco de Piedra Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero, Spain         $34.00

Floral notes intermixed with hints of blackberry, incense, & complex minerality. An elegant medium to full-bodied personality.

 

2014 Remo Farina Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso DOC, Italy $38.00

Complex, fruity of sour cherry & plum jam, with spicy vanilla notes, leather, roasted coffee.  Refined & harmonic!

 

2011 Viña Maquis Carmenere, Valle del Colchagua, Chile         $42.00

Expressive nose with hints of laurel & spicy clove. Fresh, with sweet tannins & a full-bodied flavor & a lovely, lingering finish.

 

2011 My Essential Red, California          $42.00

Ripe and generous with great tannic structure. Comes from two highly sought after estates in Napa Valley and Santa Barbara . (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah & Petit Verdot)

 

2014 Vizcarra Senda Del Oro, Ribera del Duero, Spain          $42.00

Dense, ruby/purple color. A blast of black currant, vanilla, & graphite hit the palate with suppleness & nicely textured opulence

 

2014 Brancatelli Valle Delle Stelle IGT, Tuscany, Italy           $44.00

Rich & seductive flavors of black fruit meld with ripe tannins & a long finish. (Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc)

 

2012 Collazzi Toscana Rosso IGT, Tuscany, Italy         $44.00

Savory red with berries, coffee beans, earthy tones. Full body, firm tannins.

 

2013 La Cartuja, Priorat, Spain        $45.00

Juicy & energetic on the palate, showing a silky texture and juicy blackberry and cassis flavors.

 

2013 Tri Turris Rosso Toscsano IGT, Tuscany, Italy         $45.00

Aromas of red fruits, vanilla & licorice meld with toasted oak and robust tannins.

 

2009 La Maialina Chianti Classico Reserva, Italy         $46.00

Inviting aromas of black cherry, plum, & sweet spices. Elegant & lush on the palate with ripe tannins & long finish.

 

2013 Seamus Red Wine, California       $48.00

Complex notes of black pepper, rose petals & black cherries followed by lush red raspberry. (Grenache & Cabernet Sauvignon)

 

2009 Lan Reserva, Rioja, Spain       $48.00

Generous nose of cherry & over-ripe oranges. Rounded & slightly leathery palate; a classic. (Tempranillo, Graciano, & Mazuelo)

 

2011 Relic Wine Cellars Ritual, Napa Valley, California       $90.00

A huge cornucopia of red & black fruit. (Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah, Carignane, & Petite Sirah)

 

2010 La Lecciaia Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy                $90.00

Sweet red cherry, stone fruit, mint and wild flowers all grace the exquisite finish.

 

2011 Corte Rugolin Amarone Classico “Crosara de la Strie”, Veneto, Italy   $100.00

A fantastic combination of power & finesse. (Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah, Carignane, & Petite Sirah)

    

2010 Vina Magana Calchets, Navarra, Spain    $108.00

Intensely perfumed black & blue fruit scents are complicated by floral pastilles, smoky minerals & incense.  Sweet & seamless in texture, offering intense blueberry & mulberry flavors brightened by hints of allspice & white pepper.  Supple tannins & resonating mineral & floral qualities (Merlot, Cabernet, Malbec)

 

2011 Lan Edicion Limitada, Rioja, Spain     $108.00

Spice hints, chocolate, & a terroir-driven minerality. Full-bodied with a long & rich finish. (Tempranillo, Mazuelo, & Graciano)

 

2011 Castello di Ama San Lorenzo Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, Italy    $110.00

Laced with expressive dark red cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco, mint and licorice. There is a lot going on in the glass. The 2010 boasts exceptional purity in its flavors, along with superb textural elegance and phenomenal overall balance. What gorgeous wine this is.

 

2013 Domaine du Pegau Cuvee Reservee Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, France  $110.00

Spicy aromas of ripe red fruit, cassis, toasted herbs, pepper & roasted meat on the nose.  Big, rich & fullbodied on the palate, with a long, lingering finish.

 

2010 Mirafiore Barolo Paiagallo DOCG, Italy     $130.00

Flavors of cherry & cranberry.  High concentration of  limestone.  Iron-like tannins add to the wine’s cool tone, keeping the flavors tightly structured as notes of fennel, anise & tobacco emerge.

 

2007 Lan Culmen Reserva, Rioja, Spain      $160.00

Spicy, roasted and balsamic with hints of plums, cherries and wild berries. (85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano)

 

Cabernet Sauvignon

 

2014 The Crusher, Clarksburg, California        $8.00 / $30.00

Vibrant, juicy and smoky, aromas of wild strawberry, dark cherry and a hint of teriyaki intermingled to produce a sweet and savory character. Flavors of maraschino cherry, toffee & black walnut.

 

2014 Apaltagua Reserve, Colchagua Valley, Chile               $10.00 / $38.00

A sophisticated & elegant wine, touches of  strawberry & cherry are well emphasized.  Delicate velvet, full bodied

 

2014 Trig Point Diamond Dust Vineyard, Alexander Valley, California $14.00 / $54.00

Robust & powerful with blackberry, black & red currants. Shadows of sweet oak & cedar with smooth & velvety tannins.

 

2013 Norton Ridge, Napa Vallley            $65.00

Delicate fresh herbs lead way to plush red fruits & plum character.

 

2010 Domus Aurea, Maipo Valley, Chile            $76.00

An earthy, balsamic nose with hints of orange zest, huckleberries, & gingerbread. Juicy, concentrated, & balanced.

 

2012 Elyse Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard, Yountville, California                $85.00

A spice box of cocoa, mint & cracked pepper mix with yeast, game & mulberries on the nose while blackberries, currants &

cassis fill the palate.

 

2013 Turnbull Estate, Napa Valley, California           $85.00

Dark, rich, & extracted. Extraordinarily complex, while amazingly rich & smooth. Huge finishing fruit coats the entire palate.

 

2014 Philip Togni Tanbark Hill, Napa Valley, California        $98.00

Smoke, leather, cedar & subtle hints of eucalyptus frame the restrained fruit.

 

2012 Burly, Napa Valley, California        $108.00

Intense, ripe flavors of currants, blackberry, cassis, & licorice. Supple & refined palate with a long, moderately tannic finish.

 

2012 Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley, California         $110.00

Nose opens with big, ripe, red fruits before moving into layers of barrel spice, anise, & warm cedar.

 

2012 Frogs Leap, Napa Valley, California        $120.00

A deep, cassis-currant aromas, the classic notes of ‘Rutherford Dust,’ and the earthen flavors of cedar and black olives.

 

2010 Snowden Reserve, Napa Valley, California         $124.00

Rich, plush mouthfeel elegantly transforms into sweetness by mouth-coating roundness & soft tannins. A long finish.

 

2012 Duckhorn, Napa Valley, California         $140.00

A seamless balance between fruit, oak & tannins: elements of currant, cherry & plum that embody the flavor complexity of Napa.

 

2012 Cakebread, Napa Valley, California          $140.00

Rich & lush on the palate with deeply concentrated cassis, blackberry & black fig flavors, the wine culminates in a remarkably long finish showcasing ripe fruit, dark chocolate & wood spice tones framed by finely grained tannins.

 

2012 Chimney Rock Estate Stags Leap, Napa Valley, California      $140.00

Ripe fruit, yet it’s fresh and firmly textured. Full body plus clay, tile and berry fruit character. Soft tannins.

 

2011 JAQK Cellars “High Roller”, Napa Valley, California       $154.00

Rich, full, & concentrated entry loaded with fine to medium-grain tannins for a mouth-coating texture. Long, lingering finish.

 

2013 Palmaz Vineyards, Napa Valley, California          $180.00

Ripe, black mission figs enlivened with a chiffonade basil. From beginning to end the structure displays an elegant crescendo.

 

2010 Burly Special Selection, Napa Valley, California                      $185.00

Balanced, powerful, and structured, this Burly Cabernet comes from 8 of the best barrels of the Napa Valley label.

 

2009 Jarvis Estate, Napa Valley, California           $192.00

Dark crimson in color.  Intense aromas of dark fruit and all-spice, a wine of superior balance.

 

2010 Chateau Montelena Estate, Napa Valley, California       $199.00

A big, mouth-filling wine. Shows the personality of the vintage in its intense fruit, complemented with barrel tones of vanilla & clove.

 

2012 Harris Estate Treva’s Vineyard, Napa Valley, California       $215.00

Aromatically high-toned but backed up with great intensity, the Treva’s simply magnificent today in its complete, harmonious expression of both site and vintage. Blue and black-toned fruit, menthol, licorice spices are given an extra kick of brightness by the wine’s acidity and tannic structure.

 

 

2009 Revana, St. Helena, Napa Valley, California                              $230.00

Aromas of lavender, cassis, & wild berry. Boasts stunning concentration on the palate & finishes with full-bodied tannins.

 

2012 Memento Mori Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California     $295.00

Lots of blueberry, creme de cassis, licorice, camphor, barbecue smoke and a touch of wood. Full-bodied and ostentatious with great density, purity and palate presence.

 

2011 Au Sommet, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, California         $326.00

Chewy, spicy, lush & filled with blackberry, graphite and floral notes. Full-bodied wine is rich, textured & impressively endowed.

 

2014 Lail Vineyards J. Daniel Cuvee, Napa Valley, California             $369.00

Showing off the beautiful energy & purity of this vintage.  The aromas & flavors tilt toward the black fruits family, including black raspberry, black cherry, boysenberry & blackberry.  It has that creamy, regal mid-palate that is a signature of this flagship bottling, & a perfect balance.

 

2012 Del Dotto Villa Del Lago, Napa Valley, California         $495.00

From one of the highly fashionable viticultural areas of Napa Valley, Pritchard Hill, The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Villa del Lago exhibits a dense ruby/purple color along with abundant black raspberry and blueberry fruit intertwined with the classic white flower characteristics that emerge from these hillside locations. Full-bodied and opulent.

 

2011 Screaming Eagle Second Flight, Napa Valley, California      $875.00

Rich, dark, seamless & gorgeous, the 2011 flows across the palate with enticing scents of mocha, tobacco new leather, licorice & plum.

 

2012 Screaming Eagle Second Flight, Napa Valley, California       $975.00

Floral, blue & black fruit, mocha & white chocolate characteristics. Full bodied, silky flavors & a finish that last.

 

2013 Screaming Eagle, Napa Valley, California                 $2,900.00

“Breathtaking aromas of blueberry, wet earth, black truffle, vine bark & lavender undertones.  Full-bodied, yet tight & compressed with fabulous savory & dark fruit flavors.  It lasts for minutes on the finish.  The classicism in this wine is second to none.  Incredible subtlety.  Lovely austerity.  Beauty in simplicity. “ JS