2022 Wine List
Service/tasting notes and bottle prices.
Gulp Hablo Verdejo (2019) ~ Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (1L)
Tasting notes: Light, crisp, Sauv Blanc like. Refreshing, citrus notes, great minerality, very tasty and not pungent like a NZ Sauv. Great with salads and shellfish but even better on a hot summer day w friends
Pairing: all things seafood, but also killer with salads, grilled pork or cured meats
Domaine Ciringa Fosilni Breg Sauvignon Blanc (2017) ~ Štajerska Slovenija
Tasting notes: Expressive, intensely spicy bouquet of pineapple and pear, also some paprika, smoky-mineral taste with puristic seriousness. Aromas of peaches, dog rose and citrus. Mineralic and puristic in taste. Fine acidity structure.
Pairing: White Fish, Scallops, Light Pastas
Pike Road Pinot Gris (2018) ~ Willamette Valley AVA
Tasting notes: Excellent, full body. Strong notes of honeysuckle, green apples, and lemon zest dominate while more subtle hints of nutmeg and spice linger distantly. It's crystal clear, clean and zesty, just a perfectly quaffable white wine.
Pairing: Olives, roasted nuts, salumi, and seed-based crackers all pair well with Pinot Gris. The acidity of the wine cuts the fats of salumi, nuts, and olives, while the citrus complements seeds and salt of crackers and breads.
Les Deux Moulin, Val de Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc (2020) ~ Loire Valley, France
Tasting notes: Vinified at cold temperatures in stainless steel tanks to emphasize the fruit-forward nature of the wine. The fruit is very bright and lively as well... notes of lime, gooseberry and a subtle grassiness – Crisp, light, and juicy.
Pairing: Fish, shellfish, salads... anything light and fresh.
Vignerons Ardéchois, Les Classiques Chardonnay (2020) ~ Rhône, Ardéchois, France
Tasting notes: Light yellow color in the aroma of citrus and tropical fruits with notes of pear apples medium balanced medium acidity crisp mineral in the finish apple pear peach. Quite soft and mellow…no oak in this one. Pleasant, easy-to-drink, uncomplicated French style Chardonnay.
Pairing: white meats: chicken, turkey, and white fish; also with cheese plates
And Why am I Mr. Pink (2021) – Underground Wine Project ~ Columbia Valley, WA
Tasting notes: It’s pink, packed with flavors full of fresh Rainier cherries, crisp watermelon and pomegranates, with lip smacking acidity that balances out that mouth watering fruit. There's just a tinge of color to this wine, so little that some might mistake it for a white wine. The aromas offer pleasing notes of strawberry and rhubarb alongside a whiff of bubblegum. The palate is bone-dry and richly flavored, with a blast of puckering acidity tying it all together.
Gulp Hablo Garnacha (2019) ~ Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (1L)
Tasting notes: Lighter-bodied, dry. Bright ruby in color with a nose of fresh crushed cassis and raspberry. Tart fruit, violets, white pepper, and a touch of terroir on the palate and finish, bursting with red berry fruit, dry with hints of dried herbs and spice. Certified biodynamic farming.
Pairing: all things meat - beef, poultry, pork, also tomato based pasta dishes.
Lockhart Cellars Pinot Noir (2018) ~ California
Tasting notes: Complex aromas of black tea, smoke, black cherry, plum, and wood introduce this wine. The flavors are bigger and fresher-fruited than the nose suggests. Black and red cherries are both there, along with red currants, and touches of earth and stone on the finish.
Pairing: charcuterie, cheese, chicken/turkey, fish-full flavored (salmon/tuna), ham, hors d'oeuvres, just for cocktailing, mushrooms, pork, roasted root vegetables, vegetables.
Willamette Pinot Noir, Elk Cove (2018) ~ Willamette Valley, OR
Tasting notes: Raspberry and dark cherry lead into woodsy aromas of mushroom, violet and thyme. Full and very fruit-forward, the wine finishes long with cardamom and warm baking spices.
Pairing: excellent paired with pork tenderloin, duck, cedar plank salmon, and just about anything with wild mushrooms.
Kalpela Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Mendocino (2018) ~ Mendocino County, CA
Tasting notes: This vintage displays a rich brick red color and deep aromas of boysenberry jam, plum, black pepper and vanilla with hints of toasty oak. Uplifting flavors of dark chocolate, black cherry, sweet wood and a subtle note of earthiness combine to give this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon a generous mouth-feel. Rich full tannins and balanced acidity lead into a long, lingering finish.
Pairing: Enjoy with a juicy steak or any rich dish like beef short ribs or roasted lamb. Also pairs with a grilled burger with medium bodied melted cheese.
Devil's Corner, Pinot Noir Tasmania (2020) ~ Tasmania, Australia
Tasting notes: This distinctly Tassie Pinot offers a bouncy red cherry tone in the fore backed by hints of cinnamon and earthy spice. The palate is medium in weight, lifted by tart cranberry fruit and crunchy acidity. Silky tannins allow the fruit to shine brightly through the gaps.
Pairing: high acid allows this Pinot to amplify heavy meat dishes such as lamb, veal, beef short ribs, and full flavored chicken dishes, and even venison and turkey.
Renacer, Malbec Punto Final Mendoza (2019) ~ Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting notes: Deep violet colors with red hues. Strong floral tones of violet and rose combined with red fruits such as blackcurrant and raspberry. Subtle notes of vanilla and spice from the passing contact with French oak. In the palate, the wine is smooth and silky with round tannins and a long persistent finish.
Pairing: Pairs with all types of meat and light pasta.
Penley Estate, Cabernet Franc Coonawarra Francis (2020) ~ South Australia
Tasting notes: Youthful, vibrant and bursting with juicy violet fruits, this unoaked cabernet franc brings notes of Turkish Delight and spice with supportive tannins holding it all together. This wine shows oodles of bright cherry, clove and star anise, with a soft floral note and a hint of reduction. The palate is medium in weight, but with a feathery quality to the fruit, raspy tannins and a powdery texture. At the close, it shows a lovely, long finish that tastes like Chinese Five spice.
Pairing: excellent paired with exotic spices, baking spices, chili & hot spicy, Tomato-Based Pasta, mushrooms, salami & prosciutto, beef, chicken, lamb, turkey, pork, duck, and venison.
Domaine Serene ‘Evenstad Reserve’ Pinot Noir ~ Willamette Valley, Oregon
2018 ‘Evenstad Reserve’ Pinot Noir expresses aromas of dried cherry, dark chocolate, and saddle leather on the nose. On the palate, ripples of composed tannins and savory characters of cherry tobacco, ground cloves, and allspice reveal themselves, leading to a finish of great concentration and acidity.
Torre Oria Brut Cava ~ Spain (1L)
Tasting notes: It offers a wealth of complex, elegant flavors: savory peach, tropical fruit and spring flower tones slip easily down the thirsty gullet. Supple and medium-bodied throughout, Torre Oria exits with a long, lingering finish that makes the imbiber beg for more. Refreshingly dry.
Pairing: appetizers offer some of the most rewarding accompaniments to Torre Oria Brut. Salmon mousse, stuffed mushrooms, sautéed oysters, foie gras, and sushi constitute some of our favorite starters with this wine. As entrées, white fish, scallops, steamed crab legs, and light poultry dishes offer outstanding companionship; also soft ripened cheese.