2013 Beaujolais-Villages, Burgandy, France $8 / $31
Light to mid weight with a beautiful nose of rose petal. Showing clean, concentrated, tart and floral with predominant flavors of berries and a stray stone fruit or two.
Van Duzer, 2011 Pinot Noir, Oregon, USA $58
Juicy red cherry and strawberry plays in concert with violets and red rose aromas. A hint of white pepper and well-integrated oak barrel compounds spice up the wine and suggest some French vanilla aromas.
Rickshaw, 2013 Pinot Noir, California, USA $7 / $27
Compelling mix of raspberry, pomegranate and cherry notes combined with a stylishly integrated structure. Fresh pure Pinot Noir with an easy finish and light tannins.
Ramsay, 2013 Pinot Noir, California, USA $10 / $36
The nose shows classic Pinot Noir notes of raspberry and cherry, with lots of earthiness and lovely toasty oak. The mouth explodes with blueberry, Bing cherry, anise and toast.
Bart “Les Longeroies” 2012 Marsannay, Burgandy, France $56
Remarkably aromatic and lush with ripe black raspberry and black cherry with violets, dried herbs, cocoa and a bit of toasty oak. The palate shows deep, meaty red fruits with good acidity and soft tannins.
Coltibuono Cetamura, 2014 Chianti, Tuscany, Italy $8 / $30
Bright, intense red color with the essence of cherries and ripe wild berries in the nose. A soft, balanced, full-flavored wine with good structure accompanied by a long clean finish.
Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona, 2012 Super Tuscan, Tuscany, Italy $9 / $33
Multifaceted wine aged in oak barrels. This has a fruity, lightly herbal taste enriched by hints of spices. Full-bodied, quite soft and balanced.
Zabù, 2013 Nero D’Avola, Sicily Italy $9 / $33
Intense, ruby red with purplish highlights and intense aromas of red fruit, balsamic and floral notes. Warm on the palate with a long-lasting finish and an aftertaste of woodland flowers.
Zin·Phomaniac, 2013 Zinfandel, California, USA $10 / $36
With tempting aromas of dark cherry, blackberry and spice, Zin-phomaniac is a complex, full-bodied wine with juicy, approachable flavors of ripe blue-purple fruit and dark semi-sweet chocolate. A kiss of vanilla and a touch of brown baking spice add depth to the long, satisfying mouthfeel.
Also available: the 2012 Zinphomaniac Reserve ($42)
Gerard Bertrand, 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Languedoc, France $8/ $30
Intense fruit aromas of cassis, redcurrant, and plum with subtle spices. Offering a perfect balance with a good length on the palate.
Château Recougne, 2011 Bordeaux Supérieur, Bordeaux, France $10 / $36
Fleshy and robust, full of ripe black fruit accented with hints of mocha, smoke and toast. Plenty of fine- grained tannins providing prodigious grip and savoury texture.
Feraud-Brunel, 2013 Cotes du Rhone Villages, Southern Rhone, France $9/ $33
Loads of bright raspberry and blackberry tones unfurl on this red’s supple bold palate. Its richness is matched by its balance, with flavors that stay focused on the long finish, redolent of fruit, spice and a hint of herbs.
Writer’s Block, 2012 Syrah, California $8 / $31
Dark berry fruit and a spicy finish distinguish this wine. The complexity of the red fruits adds some spiciness and this is framed by floral notes and lightly toasted oak, resulting in a smoky almost tobacco subtle notes.
Parducci, 2012 Petite Sirah, California, USA $7 / $28
Dark ruby in color with aromas of cherry, blackberry, mint, and chocolate. This big red has spicy dark fruit flavors and supple tannins.
Tarima, 2014 Monastrell, Jumilla, Spain $6 / $22
Red raspberries, cooked cherries, and mulberries show in this wine’s expressive nose and mouth; the middle and finish also offer black plums and black raisins. Spices, herbs, and chocolate mark the finish as well.
Catena, 2013 Malbec, Argentina $9 / $33
Intense aromas, a soft texture, and concentrated flavor. Deep aromas of ripe red and dark fruits are joined by delicate violet and lavender notes, with traces of vanilla and mocha.
Aveleda Casal Garcia, Vinho Verde, Portugal $6 / $22
Crisp and refreshing with flavors of fresh cut apples and citrus and a peachy finish. This has a fizz to the body providing a pleasing summer wine.
Charles Bove, 2014 Vouvray, Loire Valley, France $9/ $34
Nose has apple, pear, lemon, nectarine, a touch of honey, hint of smoke. Palate reinforces pome, citrus, & stone fruits with added honeydew. Off-dry, good acid and sweet honey finish.
Grayson Cellars, 2014 Chardonnay, California, USA $7 / $26
Brilliant ripe and bright acidity with good minerality with notes of pineapple and apricot. The palate offers green apple fruit with a crisp finish showing gentle hints of apple pie and vanilla flavors with a slight oak.
Eric Chevalier Val De Loire, 2014 Chardonnay, Loire, France $10 / $37
Crisp, clean, and flinty mineral chardonnay full of sandstone, silex and quartz. The minerals enhance the bouquet of white fruits and exotic citrus.
Wither Hills, 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand $8 / $30
This wine is dry to accentuate the mineral purity. The aromas are a lemongrass, kaffir lime, cardamom, rock melon with subtle aromas. This is complimented with a palate of minerality, umami, old foreshore, sea salt, and lime.
Sichel “Sirius,” 2014 White Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France $10 / $38
Charming to the nose with aromas of white blossom, citrus, and lychee while providing a creamy, rounded extract enriched by refreshing acidity and a minerality to the long finish with a tropical fruit and mango hint at the back of the palate.
Selbach Incline, 2014 Riesling, Mosel, Germany $8 / $30
A solid and understated Riesling with fresh apple flavors in a light-bodied, perky style with a crisp and light finish.
Centorri, 2015 Moscato, Italy $8 / $29
Intense aromas of peaches, rose petals, and ginger inviting a taste of a delicately sweet and sparking wine with modest acidity.
Haus Creek, 2013 Chenin Blanc, California, USA $7 / $27
This cuvee is floral and grassy on the nose, with notes of apples, straw, mango, and lime. Focused and generous, with lush entry, combined with vibrant, sweet, spicy, and lively textures lead to a soft and mellow finish.
Riff, 2014 Pinot Grigio, Fruili, Italy $7 / $27
This wine has a beautiful ripe bouquet of tropical fruit and fresh flowers layered with raw almond. The fruit and almonds continue through on the palate and slowly fade into a clean and pleasant finish.
Bonotto Delle Tezze, Prosecco, Italy $9 / $32
fine crispy elegant floral bouquet with hints of crusty bread lychees and wisteria coming to the fore. It is light lively and fun.
Toad Hollow, 2014 Rosé of Pinot Noir, California, USA $9 / $33
French-style elegent rose made of the Pinot Noir grape. This has a deep pink hue with aromas of rose and violet married with a spice and pepper infusion of strawberry and acidic fruits.
Lampadias, 2014 Syrah & Negroamaro Rose, Ilia, Greece $8 / $30
Beautiful rose color, distinctive fruit flavors sprinkled with sweet spices on the nose and mouth and correct acidity.
Flor, Rosé Brut Prosecco, Italy $9 / $32
Elegant perlage, with exuberant fruit-salad nose and a dry, mineral-like palate that shows plenty of fresh fruit and a long, clean structured finish
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Mount Pleasant, Tawny Port, Missouri $11
Lustrous deep amber orange color. Aromas of orange flan, mashed raisins, salty almonds, and peach pastry follow through on a silky entry to fruity sweet medium body with bourbon barrel vanilla notes and butterscotch and whole nut accents on the finish.
Quinta Dos Murcas, Port, Portugal $8
Ripe blackberries, tar, smoke and orange liquor on the nose that takes time to open. The palate is medium- bodied, very sleek on the entry, fleshy black fruits, sloe, spice, and just a hint of white pepper, leading to a focused finish.
Nonino, Grappa Moscato, Italy $9
Elegant, aromatic, soft and sensual with the perfume of roses, thyme and vanilla. Before tasting, Grappa should be allowed to rest in the glass for some minutes: on exposure to oxygen the perfumes are enhanced and the nose/palate harmony is perfected.
Contratto, Vermouth Rosso, Italy $6
Contratto, Vermouth Bianco, Italy $6
The original recipe from the early 19th century for Contratto Vermouth is based on a combination of white wine fortified with Italian brandy and more than 30 delicately infused premium natural herbs, spices, roots and seeds. This traditional process is again used to create a sophisticated elixir and a complex and well balanced boutique aperitif.