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White Wine By The Glass:

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Italy 7.95
S.A. Prüm Essence Riesling Germany 7.95
Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand 7.95
Cavit Moscato Italy 8.50
Au Contraire Chardonnay USA 8.95
Ruggeri “Santo Stefano” Prosecco Italy 8.95
Chateau Lamothe de Haux, Cuvée Valentine Blanc Reserve France 9.50
Chateau de Sancerre France 10.50

 

Well, dinner might have been splendid…If the Champagne had been as cold as
the soup, if the wine had been as old as the fish, and the maid as
willing as the Duchess.
~ Winston Churchill

 

Red Wine By The Glass:

Rosemount Shiraz South Australia 8.50
Oyster Bay Pinot Noir New Zealand 8.75
Finca Las Moras Reserva Malbec Argentina 8.95
Barone Ricasoli Chianti Italy 8.95
Vieux Chateau Gachet, France 8.95
Ravenswood Vintner’s Blend Old vine Zinfandel USA 8.95
689 Cellars USA 8.95
Raymond “R” Collection Merlot USA 9.25
Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon USA 9.50

 

Half Bottles

Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2009, Rioja $26.95
90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano y Mazuelo
Deep black-cherry color, almost opaque. Very elegant, complex nose, with aromas of black fruit
and lots of spice. It is smooth and round in the mouth, with tannins which are firm, yet silky and
very sweet and which envelop the whole palate. The finish is long, lingering, fresh and balanced
with a hint of fine elegant tannins.
* Cellar Tracker rating: 90 points

Ramey Russian River Chardonnay 2013 $38.95
Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast
100% Chardonnay
2013 summed up to be a perfect vintage with clear sunny days and cool evenings. This produced a
long, moderate growing season with extended hang time and even ripening, resulting in silky
tannins and a full range flavors while retaining natural acidity.
* Robert Parker rating: 91 points

SHAFER Merlot 2013, Napa Valley $56.95
84% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Malbec
From a superb vintage, this wine introduces itself with enticing perfumy aromas of cherries and briar
fruit that fill not just the glass but the space around the glass. This Merlot shines with juicy, chewy
flavors of cherry pie, blackberry, strawberry, minerality and soil – an elegant, mouth-filling wine
whose lengthy finish will leave you wanting more.
* Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points

DUCKHORN Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Napa Valley $57.95
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
This is a lovely expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of black raspberry, red
currant, vanilla bean and milk chocolate. One the palate, firm yet supple tannins add weight and
structure, supporting layers of plum, raspberry and cinnamon spice.
* James Suckling rating: 92 points

Antinori Tignanello 2012, Tuscany $76.95
15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 80% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc
The 2012 Tignanello is an intense ruby red color with purple highlights. The wine is potent and
complex on the nose with spicy notes which mingle with aromas of red fruit, like cherries and plums,
smoke, balsamic sensations, licorice and rosemary. The flavors are mouth- filling and elegant with
much volume and an excellent balance in the texture. The oak is perfectly fused in the spicy and
fruity finish and aftertaste.
* James Suckling rating: 96 points
* Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points

SHAFER "One Point Five" Cabernet Sauvignon 2012,
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley $76.95
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot
One Point Five is an elegant, silky Cabernet Sauvignon with soft tannins and abundant fruit that is
approachable when young, yet capable of aging gracefully. This wine reflects the climate and soils of
our Stags Leap District vineyard sites and Shafer’s commitment to meticulous, sustainable farming
and quality winemaking.
* Robert Parker rating: 94 points
* Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points

 

 

Magnums

Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Alexander Valley $219.95
A combination of Merlot (16%), Petit Verdot (7%), Malbec (1%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (76%)
Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and cassis mingle with hints of violet and dark chocolate to seduce and intrigue. The palate is inviting and silky, with a vivid core of cassis that defines every sip, balanced by a backbone of acidity and a smooth tannin structure. This wine's neverending, layered finish makes it enjoyable now or cellarworthy through 2026. Decant prior to serving to further accentuate the aromas and flavors.
* Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

DUCKHORN Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley $219.95
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
This 2012 is a lovely expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of black
raspberry, red currant, vanilla bean and milk chocolate. One the palate, firm yet supple tannins add
weight and structure, supporting layers of plum, raspberry and cinnamon spice.
* James Suckling rating: 92 points

Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2009, Tuscany $239.95
100% Sangiovese
Intense ruby red in color with garnet reflections. Aromas of violets and vanilla, with hints of
licorice. Velvety palate, with tart-cherry flavors and traces of spice. Well structured with supple
tannins, superb concentration, and good acidity. Persistent finish.
* Robert Parker rating: 91 points

 

 

Champagne And Sparkling Wine

 

I drink it when I’m happy and drink it when I’m sad.
Some times I drink it when I’m alone.
However, when I have company I consider it obligatory.
I trifle with if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am.
Otherwise, I never touch it - unless I’m thirsty.
~ Madame Lily Bollinger

 

Ruggeri “Santo Stefano” Prosecco Superiore $34.95
Prosecco di Valdobbiadene DOCG, Italy
100% Glera (Traditionally called Prosecco)
This brilliant wine has an inviting pale greenish colour and fine strands of persistent perlage. Its
delicate fruity bouquet is subtle yet persistent, with aromas of mature apples and lemon blossoms.
Fresh and lightly sweet, Santo Stefano is well-structured and rounded. It is harmoniously balanced
and has a long and gently fruity finish.

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin. N/V Champagne. $114.95
Fine example of a dry, sophisticated brut, this is an elegant style of Champagne whose understated
apple and butter flavors are well balanced by crisp acidity.
* Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

 

Come quickly! I am tasting the stars!
~ Dom Pérignon (1638-1714)

 

Bollinger Brut Rosé Champagne NV Champagne. $169.95
There's a briny, mineral-tinged waft of seashore adding complexity to flavors of black cherry,
grilled plum, pastry, graphite and almond cream in this vibrant rosé
* Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Dom Pérignon 2006 Moët & Chandon. Champagne. $359.95
A graceful, minerally version, featuring rich notes of smoke, mandarin orange peel and chalk
that lead to subtle accents of crème de cassis, toasted almond, espresso and star anise on the fine,
creamy mousse. Seamlessly knit, with citrusy acidity leaving a mouthwatering impression on the
finish.
* Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
* Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points

Cristal 2006 Louis Roederer. Champagne. $399.95
55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay
This elegant version shows beautiful texture and a sense of finesse despite the underlying power of
vibrant acidity and smoky minerality. The palate offers a finely layered mesh of blackberry, poached
pear, almond pastry, lemon zest and pickled ginger flavors. The jewel of the House, the vintage Cristal, the most beautiful expression of Champagne, was created in 1876 for the Tsar Alexander II. It remains faithful to the inspiration of origin, namely embodying elegance and purity. Cristal comes from the strictest criteria of development, which require a drastic selection of the cru, villages, grapes, and finally, of the wines.
* Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
* Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points

 

 

White Wines

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, Italy $29.95
A pale straw yellow, clean and intense. It is medium bodied with a fresh crisp character and firm
structure, as well as a pleasant golden apple aftertaste.

Cavit Moscato Provincia di Pavia IGT, Trentino, Italy $32.95
With notes of apricot, white peach and sage, a wonderful sweetness, and its vibrant and refreshing
quality, Pale lemon colour; slightly effervescent; floral, orange blossom and great aromas and lychee
flavours.

 

"A wine is only as good as the grapes from which it is produced…....!"
~ Christian Moueix


S.A. Prüm Essence Riesling, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Germany $32.95
Aromatic, with scents of apricot and peach, fresh fruit flavors perfectly balanced by a racy acidity and mineral character S.A Prüm is a family-owned wine estate nestled on the banks of Germany’s serene Mosel River, at the heart of the country’s celebrated Mosel-Saar-Ruwer growing region. Here, the Prüm family has cultivated vines for over 200 years. The estate has been in the hands of Raimund Prüm, owner and winemaker, since 1971 when he assumed full management. Under his leadership, the property has become one of the region’s most successful wineries, boasting an international reputation for the production of exquisite Rieslings.

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand $32.95
Pale straw green in colour with brilliant clarity, Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is zesty
and aromatic with lots of lively, penetrating fruit characters. A concentration of tropical and
gooseberry flavours with an abundant bouquet, it is a wine that is always crisp, elegant and
refreshing.

Au Contraire Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, USA $34.95
Pronounced lemon citrus core with tree fruits of pear and crisp apple lined with a floral note of
jasmine. Citrus and tree fruits are complemented by a hint of brioche and toast. A round, elegant mouth feel with perfect balance leads to a lingering finish with a touch of minerality.
* Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Château Lamothe de Haux Cuvée Valentine Blanc Reserve, Bordeaux, France $36.95
Sauvignon Blanc (50%) and Sauvignon Gris (50%)
This delicious wine combines both finesse and power. The oak does not overshadow the wine’s
intrinsic flavour and is in complete harmony with the fruit (litchi, grapefruit)

Rickety Bridge Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Franschhoek, South Africa $38.95
Vibrant and zesty with aromas of pear, gooseberry and passion fruit layered with subtle mineral
tones. Full flavored with a rich mid-palate and peach and litchi flavors which linger on the finish.
All grapes used to make this wine were picked by hand.

 

Back of this wine is a vintner, and back through the years, his skill; and
back of it all are vines and Earth and Sun and Rain and God’s will.
~ Unknown

 

Château de Sancerre 2014, Loire, France $41.95
This is a fruity, pineapple and citrus-flavored wine that is tight and with a tangy texture. It is fresh,
juicy and attractively crisp. It has weight and richness from the intense fruit that contrasts with the
acidity. 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes harvested exclusively from Marnier-Lapostolle's vineyards, the
Sancerre Blanc vines are planted in communes within the Sancerre appellation.
* Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Stags’ Leap Winery Chardonnay 2013, Napa Valley $59.95
Distinct aromas of lemon zest, tart white peach and crisp pear show generously in this refreshing
and focused cool-climate Chardonnay. On the palate, vibrant citrus fruit flavors are balanced by a
wet stone core and pleasant undertones of light smoke. Driven by wonderful fruit intensity, lasting
lemon minerality and bright acidity, the Stags' Leap Winery Chardonnay walks the ideal line
between delicacy and weight.

Château Fuissé Pouilly Fuissé Tête de Cru 2012, Burgundy, France $64.95
Plots in Pouilly, with a high limestone proportion, contribute intense perfume yet more delicacy
in the mouth. Those in Fuissé, where clay is more prominent, are less aromatic but fuller, more
solid and structured. Vines are an average of 30 years old. Château Fuissé Tete de Cru is a blend of over 20 prime vineyard sites throughout the appellation of Pouilly-Fuissé.
* Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

LAIL Vineyards Blueprint Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Napa Valley, $74.95
Our 2014 Blueprint Sauvignon Blanc has beautiful aromas of lemon-grass, honeysuckle and Meyer
lemon, with a hint of passion fruit and vanilla. In the mouth the wine is 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.
* Robert Parker rating: 90 points

Benoit Trocard Clos Dubreuil CLARA rosé, France $74.95
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
‘CLARA’ Rosé is sourced from the free-run of the Grand Vin, Clos Dubreuil Grand Cru.
This deep rosé has highly concentrated aromas of red fruits and blackberries with exceptional
richness and astounding complexity. Clara is a rosé from the vines of Saint-Emilion meant for the production of Clos Dubreuil.

 

Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death
and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is
left to the fighter's honor...
~ Ernest Hemingway

 

 

Red Wines from the USA


689 Cellars Napa Valley $34.95
Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet, Merlot & Petite Syrah
Fruit forward wine, highlighting rich berry flavors, dark crimson color complemented by a smoky
edge. This year’s wine features a lush mid palate with a bright soft finish highlighting multiple layers
of fruit.

Ravenswood Vintner’s Blend Old Vine Zinfandel, California $34.95
78% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, and 4% Mixed Blacks
This Zinfandel leads the charge with tantalizing aromas of black cherry, raspberries and blueberries
along with hints of oak. It then gets really serious with a cascade of fruit flavors, soft tannins and a long fruit-forward finish.
- The man who founded Ravenswood is widely regarded as the "Godfather of Zin".

Raymond “R” Collection Merlot, Napa Valley $35.95
The Merlot fills the mouth with smooth cherry, raspberry and plum flavors along with hints of earth
and spice in the toasty vanilla finish. Full-bodied, yet approachable, with a good balance of acid and
tannins.

 

What grape to keep its place in the sun, taught
our ancestors to make wine?
~ Cyril Connolly (1903-1974)

 

Ravenswood Vintner’s Blend Merlot, Sonoma County $36.95
Pleasing bright, ripe plum flavors with mouth-watering acidity and fine tannin structure followed by a racy, lingering finish that tastes of raspberries, cloves, cardamom and vanilla.

Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County $36.95
Aromas of blackberry, cocoa, and currant lead to a rich, layered mouthfeel, replete with black cherry, cedar, and cassis, and structured with lush, mature tannins.

Duck Pond Pinot Noir 2014 Willamette Valley, Oregon $48.95
The 2014 Duck Pond Pinot Noir is the inaugural vintage that showcases fruit from both our
Willamette Valley and Umpqua Valley vineyards. This sumptuous Pinot Noir is characterized by
a rich garnet color, with flavors of Bing cherry and red fruits which are complemented by aromas
of earth and spice.

Seghesio Zinfandel, Sonoma Coast $54.95
Sonoma Zin consistently exhibits ripe, dark fruit qualities, with an inviting Sonoma briary spicy varietal character, juicy richness and balance. Salute!

SALDO Orin Swift Cellars 2013, California $62.95
85% Zinfandel, 9% Petite Sirah and 6% Syrah
The 2013 Saldo has a dark ruby color and intense aromas of dark cherry, cocoa powder and
baking spice. The entry is rich and full, and leads into a broad mid palate with concentration
and density, backed by lively acidity. The texture is soft and the tannins are polished. The
finish is long with persistent notes of chocolate, berry and vanilla bean.

 

Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards and
incorporate itself with the grapes, to be changed into wine.
A constant proof that God loves us, and wants us to be happy.
~ Ben Franklin

 

The HESS Collecction “Allomi” Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Mount Vedder, Napa Valley $62.95
Full bodied, with classic Cabernet red fruit flavors set off by aromas and flavors of currant and blackberry, the Allomi Cab is noted for moderate, well-integrated tannins showing a round, plush mouth feel. Distinct notes of vanilla and oak spice from aging in American oak add to the personality of the wine, surely one of our most popular Napa offerings.

Foley Pinot Noir 2012, Santa Rita Hills $69.95
Nuances of rose petal, spiced tobacco, and black cherry compote meld together to create a
sophisticated bouquet. With its rich flavors of black pepper, boysenberry, and cherry cola on the
palate, this 2013 embodies the classic, yet distinctive attributes for which Sta. Rita Hills Pinot
Noir is known. The natural acidity bursts with bright fruit notes of maraschino cherry that accent
the silky tannins and blackberry fruit finish.

Melée 2012, Beckstoffer’s Winery California $72.95
100% Granache
The 2012 vintage Melée Grenache showcases how great Grenache can come from California.
Sourced from two unique steep hillside vineyards, one in the central coast and one in
Mendocino, this wine offers a kaleidoscope of aromas emerging from the glass. Hints of baked
summer fruits, white pepper, lavender, underbrush and dry aged meats lead to an incredibly
focused, yet elegant, balanced and graceful mid-palate. The finish is a blockbuster that exudes
both power and finesse. This is truly a wine for the ages.

The Prisoner Orin Swift Cellars 2013, St. Helena $81.95
44% Zinfandel, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petite Sirah 20% Syrah
Aromas of briar fruits and dried cherry are accented by hints of vanilla and toasted oak. On the palate, tiers of blueberry, ripe mulberry and boysenberry give way to an edge of espresso, cracked pepper and a seasoning of fall spice. These dense aromas and flavors culminate in a lingering finish framed by refined tannins.
* Robert Parker rating: 92 points

Crossbarn Cabernet Sauvignon by Paul Hobbs 2012
Napa Valley $89.95
Dark ruby in color, our Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon exudes enticing aromas of dark cherries,
ripe blueberries, anise and fresh lavender. A tantalizing palate offers a medley of boysenberry,
currants, violets, clove and cocoa. Tannins are sweet and smooth; balanced acidity brightens a
lengthy finish.

 

Men are like a fine wine. They all start out like grapes, and it's our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you'd like to have dinner with.
~ Kathleen Mifsud

 

Frog’s Leap Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Rutherford, Napa Valley $91.95
89% Cabernet sauvignon, 8% Cabernet franc and3% Merlot
Classic in tradition of Rutherford Cabernets, this wine superbly reflects the distinct blackberry,
cassis aromas of Cabernet Sauvignon layered with the dusty, earth aromas of Rutherford.
The plush mouthfeel and velvety tannins are balanced by bright acidity. Brilliantly structured, this is
a wine for the ages with decades of drinking pleasure.
* Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points

Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Napa Valley $94.95
The wines at Chateau Montelena are often described as having classic "old-world" structure with ripe
California fruit, the 2011 vintage is an excellent example of the stylistic target of this wine. What that means is that these wines tend to have more acid, lower pH and more moderate alcohol levels as compared to some of the flashy "modern" Cabs. This classic chemistry allows them to pair very well with a wide variety of dishes and sets them up for graceful aging.
*Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points

Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Sonoma County $96.95
Concentrated aromas of blackberries and black cherries with an inviting hint of cedar. The wine’s silky palate is long and expansive, boasting a beautiful balance of black fruit and fine tannin structure. Its finish is lively, lingering and laced with a sweetness of fruit. A deliciously seductive wine to be enjoyed Tom Jordan founded his winery in 1972, and promptly began a dynasty of coveted vintages. Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
* Wilfred Wong rating: 92 points

Belle Glos "Clark & Telephone" Pinot Noir 2014, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County $96.95
The color is a deep scarlet-red with lush aromas of blackberry bramble, nutmeg, and hint of
caramel. The wine is fresh andexuberant in the mouth with sumptuous strawberry jam, ripe black
cherry, cranberry and warm gingerbread. It is perfectlybalanced with refreshing acidity, velvety
tannins and a hint of toffee carrying through its long finish.
* Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

 

Wine has been with us since the beginning of civilization.
It is the temperate, civilized, sacred, romantic, mealtime beverage
recommended in the bible. Wine in moderation is an integral part
of our culture, heritage and gracious way of life.
~ Robert Mondavi, 1996

 

Emmolo Merlot 2011, Rutherford, Napa Valley $99.95
Jenny Wagner (Winemaker) from the Wagner Family of Caymus, Belle Glos, Mer Soleil, etc...
My goal for this wine was to create a well-balanced Merlot with superbly rich fruit, soft tannins and dark color. This first release exhibits aromas of mahogany smoke, leather and brown spice, while earthy flavors intertwine with caramelized plum and smooth tannins reminiscent of ground cocoa.
* James Suckling rating: 93 points

ZD Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley $119.95
The words "classic" and "perfect" were tossed around a lot after the 2012 growing season, and this
vintage will always be remembered for its lack of drama! This wine is big and unctuous with a firm
structure that gives it excellent aging potential. Aromas of cassis and black cherry mingle with hints
of plum, star anise and sweet vanilla. The combination of fruit, oak and tannin integrate seamlessly to provide a long, powerful finish.

Papillon Orin Swift Cellars 2013, Napa Valley $119.95
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc
A dense shade of crimson red coats the sides of the glass. Subtle aromas of cedar wood and rose
petals mingle with hints of well-seasoned oak. The entry of the wine is seamless and prepares the
taster for a broad mid palate saturated with ripe cherry and dark chocolate. The wine finishes with
broad and rich tannins that linger on for nearly a minute.
* Robert Parker rating: 95 points

Merry Edwards Pinot Noir 2013, Russian River Valley $119.95
Dark blue plum, red currant, hedgerow fruit and raspberry coulis come forward first. Deeper layers
reveal hints of fragrant earth, warm brown spices and cocoa. In the mouth, the wine is juicy on entry, broad in the mid-palate and shows smooth, firm tannins on an extended finish.

Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley $129.95
Luxurious dark cherry, boysenberry, blackcurrant and black fig aromas, with scents of oak toast and dark chocolate, introduce layers of rich, deeply concentrated, yet elegant flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, fig, currant and fresh cherry. The wine's vibrant acidity, supple, seamlessly integrated tannins and impeccable balance contribute to a round, plush mouth feel, leading to a long, savory finish marrying rich boysenberry fruit, French oak spice and a hint of dark chocolate.
* Robert Parker rating: 90 points

 

Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after.
~ Lord Byron
Don Juan


La Sirena Syrah 2005, Napa Valley $129.95
Dark black ruby in color wilth enticing aromas of ripe plum, black cherry, and a slight roasted Amaronelike aroma. Big and lush with explosive fruit flavors in the mouth.
* Robert Parker rating: 91 points

EnRoute Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, “Les Pommiers” 2013 Sonoma County $129.95
The 2013 EnRoute Pinot Noir, “Les Pommiers,” offers explosive aromatics of pomegranate and cherry with hints of perfume, tobacco leaf, mineral, baking spices and a lovely floral note. The entry is warm and coating, followed closely by rich, layered tannins. This is perhaps the densest wine that we have produced thus far, while still exhibiting the beautiful silkiness Pinot Noir lovers find so attractive. The finish is clean, bright and juicy, leaving palates refreshed and wanting more.
* Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Alexander Valley, Sonoma County $132.95
This full-bodied, classic expression of Alexander Valley Cabernet in a cool vintage has a bright rubyred color with purple undertones. The nose exudes aromas of black cherry, cedar and black olives. On the palate, its dried herb, cocoa and lavender flavors are framed by dusty tannins and a savory texture. This wine finishes with lively acidity and a lingering persistence.
* Wilfred Wong rating: 90 points

LAIL Vineyards Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Napa Valley $149.95
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
The 2013 Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon is dense and dark in color, with a nose that is very impressive with dark notes of black raspberry, licorice, cassis and a hint of blueberry. In the mouth the wine is full bodied with layers of texture, beautifully integrated tannins, and flavors of dark chocolate and blackberry. The combination of the fruit, sweet tannins and the long lingering finish create a classic 2013 vintage with greatexpectations.
* Robert Parker rating: 94 points

Miner Family Wines “THE ORACLE” 2010 Stagecoach Vineyard, Eastern Hills, Napa Valley $159.95
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot
The Oracle is an exceptionally balanced, full-bodied red blend made from grapes grown at Stagecoach
Vineyard in the eastern hills of Napa Valley. In Greek mythology, the oracle was a source of inspiration and revelation. We hope that you will find the answers to life’s most compelling questions while enjoying The Oracle with friends and family. This is an elegant wine with layers cocoa, spicy oak and lush blackberry that promises to drink handsomely for at least a decade.

Louis M. Martini Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 Moon Mountain Vineyard, Sonoma Valley $159.95
The Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon is a hand crafted wine sourced from the best vineyard blocks within Monte Rosso. This is a full-bodied wine revealing flavors of melted chocolate, black cherry, and earthy aromatics with accents of anise and brown spice. The dark concentrated fruit interlaces with firm, velvety tannins to result in a balanced wine with a long, lingering finish .
* James Suckling rating: 96 points

 

I have lived temperately…
I double, however, the doctor’s glass and half of wine, and even triple it
when with a friend.
~ Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826

 

Shafer Relentless 2012, Napa Valley $169.95
96% Syrah and 4% Petite Sirah
This wine honors long-time Shafer Winemaker Elias Fernandez and his relentless pursuit of quality.
Sourced from a single ridgetop vineyard adjacent to the southern border of Stags Leap District, the grapes for Relentless are a proprietary blend of Syrah and Petite Sirah.
* Robert Parker rating: 97 points

Caymus 40th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley $174.95
It’s dense purple/black color is followed by copious quantities of crème de cassis and blackberry fruit, silky tannins, a voluptuous texture and stunning purity as well as length. This full-bodied effort is a fabulous example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a tribute to this amazing family
2012 celebrates 40th years of producing our pride and joy, Caymus Vineyards, Napa Valley Cabernet
Sauvignon
* Robert Parker rating: 96 points

Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Northern Sonoma $179.95
Cabernet Sauvignon 89%, Merlot 8% and Petit Verdot 3%
Dense purple-coloured, the 2005 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a more backward style but with
excellent freshness, full-bodied power, and a deep, rich, concentrated mouthfeel.
The flagship wine in the Ernest and Julio Gallo Empire, very strictly allocated and hard to find,
(only 600 cases produced).

Peter Michael Estate Le Pavots Vineyard, Sonoma County L'Esprit des Pavots 2010 $219.95
Cabernet Sauvignon 66%, Merlot 10%, Cabernet Franc 22%, Petit Verdot 2%
Extremely full-bodied, this wine offers the same rich, ripe fruit impressions on the palate. The
mouth feel is dense and round, with elegant tannins, which lead to a long finish.
* Robert Parker rating: 96 points

Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2001 Napa Valley $234.95
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
Deep, intense dark fruit character, with mineral, violet and earthy truffle complexity, distinguishes
our 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. The wine is powerful yet elegant, with beautifully
integrated firm, muscular tannins, promising long aging potential.
* Robert Parker rating: 96 points

 

And Noah he often said to his wife when he sat down to dine,
I don't care where the water goes if it doesn't get into the wine.
~ G.K. Chesterton (1874–1936)

 

Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Napa Valley $239.95
97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot
The 2010 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon opens with boysenberry aromas combined with rich,
toasted oak and a hint of espresso. The entry is layered and juicy with a velvety midpalate. Round,
coating tannins and cherry fruit lead to a lingering and youthful finish.

Cakebread Cellars Dancing Bear Ranch, Howell Mountain 2012 Napa Valley $239.95
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot.
Characteristically dense, perfumed aromas of bright t black cherry , blueberry an d blackberry
fruit, mixed with fl oral an d forest-floor scents, introduce amazingly bright, vibrant and
concentrated red an d black cherry ,plum , spice an d dark chocolate flavours framed by round,
ripe tannins.
* Robert Parker rating: 99 points

Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection 2010, Napa Valley $289.95
Opaque crimson color, intriguing nose of freshly tilled Napa vineyard soil. The presence of this wine
includes fine textural components balanced by an array of flavors including; ripe cherry, dried rose
petal, cacao, mocha and cassis. A seamless, rich and alluring, youthful Napa Cabernet. I find this
vintage perfectly complex and balanced. This will go down in our books as a difficult year that
yielded a small production of very fine wine.
* Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
* Wine Spectator rating: 96 pointss

Dominus Estate 2003, Napa Valley $159.95
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot
Plum in color, with an aromatic nose of violets, raspberries and worn leather. Flavors begin discretely with essences of cumin and drank red fruit that build up to a suppleness and elegance that is enveloping. The finish is long, fragrant and fresh, with an intensity of tobacco and truffle notes.
The Dominus label, christened with the 1991 vintage, is now the permanent label for Dominus.
* Robert Parker rating: 95 points

Dominus Estate 2006, Napa Valley $189.95
91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot
Very deep garnet-purple colour. A wonderfully perfumed nose of violets, crushed blackberries, black
cherries, mace and cloves leading into some smoked meat and mocha aromas with swirling. Very
structured on the palate with high acidity, a medium to high level of fine tannins and a full body
providing plenty of flesh in the mid-palate. Very long layered finish.
* Robert Parker rating: 96 points

Dominus Estate 2008, Napa Valley $249.95
83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot.
This is very pure fruit for Dominus. This will be interesting to see how it develops in the future.
2008 was a very small crop. Very perfumed and beautiful, with currants, flowers, and notes of mint.
Full bodied, with round velvety tannins that lead up to a chocolate and ripe berry finish.
This is showing great fruit, and a great finish.
* Robert Parker rating: 99 points

Dominus Estate 2010, Napa Valley $299.95
95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot.
Critical acclaim and strictly allocated, Dominus 2010 displays compelling notes of black cherries and
plums as well as a hint of graphite and sandalwood. With a round and sweet attack, the chiseled and
deftly polished tannins give a savory evolution. Its finish is long and replete with cedar, anise and
cacao.
CASES PRODUCED: 3000
* Robert Parker rating: 100 points

Nickel & Nickel Bonfire Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel 2009, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma $119.95
The 2009 Bonfire is a classic Dry Creek Zinfandel with juicy, jammy fruit layered with black pepper, vanilla and cedar. This wine has a beautiful palate feel with a silky entry, making it an easy
wine to enjoy. The cool growing season brought vibrant acidity that pairs well with the berry fruit and leaves the mouth watering after the first sip.

Nickel & Nickel C. C. Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Rutherford, Napa Valley $189.95
C.C. Ranch has a unique combination of floral and fruit, and this 2009 vintage continues to show this trademark. Plush cherry flavors are enhanced by floral characteristics that add dimension. The distinctive “Rutherford Dust” combined with spice and toast from the oak deepens its flavor and complexity. Smooth and rich, this wine expands on the middle palate, and the soft tannins that are associated with the Rutherford appellation melt away into a long, harmonious finish.

Nickel & Nickel John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003, Oakville, Napa Valley $189.95 Sullenger Vineyard has been showing riper fruit flavors over the years and the 2003 vintage continues to follow this trend. The wine offers a medley of black and red fruits with flavors of blackberry and sweet cherry filling the palate. Layers of sweet herb, coffee and spice coupled with sweet, toasty oak round out the middle and carry into the long, supple tannins that create this wine's beautiful, lingering finish.

Nickel & Nickel State Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Yountville, Napa Valley $189.95
The 2009 State Ranch shows an intriguing combination of fruit and spice. Cranberry and berry flavors intertwine with earth and cigar, and the toasty component from the oak complements the fruit and adds an intriguing layer. This vintage also has a rich structure, more typical of a hillside
Cabernet. This intense expression will allow this wine to age beautifully.

Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Oakville, Napa Valley $189.95
The 2010 Branding Iron Cabernet Sauvignon has a wonderful combination of blackberry and raspberry fruits, blended with earthy and floral characters. Nicely balanced and richly textured, this
wine offers ripe fruit flavors and amazingly fine tannins. This depth of flavor is carried by the wine’s classic structure into a long, lasting finish. The tremendous length and layering of flavors is
a quality associated with this vineyard.

Nickel & Nickel Rock Cairn Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Oakville, Napa Valley $189.95
The 2010 Rock Cairn Cabernet Sauvignon again delivers those unique flavors that are this vineyard’s signature. Black cherry fruit combine with dried herb and briary notes creating an exotic earthiness. The French oak offers both spice and char, giving the wine a supple mouthfeel. Smooth tannins complement the fruit and carry the flavors from start to finish.

Nickel & Nickel Copper Streak Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley $189.95
The personality of this vineyard continues to shine with this vintage. The 2009 Copper Streak has an abundance of dark fruit flavors blended with earth and spice. Berry and cassis layered with cocoa and sweet herbs create an exciting combination of flavors. This vintage is slightly more structured, with a luxurious, mouthwatering texture. The higher amount of French oak blends beautifully with the fruit. The complexity and texture of this wine make it quite distinct, and the wine will definitely continue to improve with age.

Nickel & Nickel Witz End Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Rutherford, Napa Valley $189.95
The 2005 Witz End is showing signs of the vineyard’s maturity. Deep flavors of cherry and raspberry fruits exude from the glass with a dusty, earthy quality that comes from the Rutherford area. Chocolate and spice intermix with these elements creating a wine of great complexity. Sweet oak flavors are present from middle to end. This wine’s broad, coating texture with round, silky tannins that carry into a nice, smooth finish seem to be the signature of this vintage.

Nickel & Nickel Dragonfly Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, St. Helena, Napa Valley $239.95
The 2010 Dragonfly Cabernet is elegant and silky, with beautiful strawberry and berry fruit enveloped in plush texture. Hints of vanilla and toast integrate with the fruit, and the soft tannins add body and mouthfeel. This texture, married with the warmth from the oak and elegance of the tannins, creates an elegant wine with an incredibly supple finish.

Rubicon Estate 2008, Napa Valley $299.95
87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot
Elegantly textured and rich in flavor, 2008 Rubicon delivers pronounced black cherry and cassis impressions with aromas of blueberries, dark chocolate, licorice and spice. A fresh, ripe fruit entry and full-bodied palate with velvety tannins that linger into the finish.
Rubicon Estate is farmed organically out of respect for the environment and our vineyard staff, as well as our belief that organic grapes make better wine. Our vineyards are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (www.ccof.org).
* Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
* Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
* Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Joseph Phelps Insignia 2008, Napa Valley $314.95
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot
The 2008 Insignia boasts aromatic layers of dark roasted coffee and graphite. The seductive
mouth-feel has excellent length, intensely ripe black fruit, minerality and creaminess that tie together seamlessly on the palate.
* Robert Parker rating: 97 points
* Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

 

Remember gentlemen, it's not just France we are fighting for, It's Champagne...!
~ Winston Churchill

 

La Sirena Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Napa Valley $329.95
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc
Aromas have amazing purity of fruit, blackberry and currants with a touch of sweet toasty french oak. A deep sniff gives you Napa Valley Cabernet at its best. On the palate the wine shows off pure flavor with explosive fruit and an overall mouth-coating, silky, elegant appeal. Flavors of blackberry pie, black cherry, vanilla, and cedar reveal a wine with awesome structure and beautiful texture. Robert Parker has dubbed Heidi Barrett "the first lady of wine."
* Robert Parker rating: 93 points

LAIL Vineyards J. Daniel Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Napa Valley $469.95
97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot
Absolutely perfect and one of the monumental wines of my long tasting trip in Napa is the 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon J. Daniel Cuvée. I didn’t see this from barrel last year. Aged 18 months in 30%
new French oak and representing 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from three vineyard sources: one in
Calistoga, one in Oakville and one in Howell Mountain. Robin Lail and winemaker Philippe Melka
hit pay dirt with a wine that has an inky purple color, Sweet almost truffle-infused earth, graphite,
forest floor, blackcurrant and black cherry notes are followed by a full-bodied wine with a hint of
mocha and licorice. Superb purity, an incremental, yet full-bodied mouthfeel, and an extravagant,
layered tex-ture and finish make for the finest wine Robin Lail has produced to date at her winery.
* Robert Parker rating: 100 points

OPUS ONE 2011, Napa Valley $499.95
71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec
The 2011 Opus One expresses fresh aromas of bright fruit, herbs de Provence, bay leaf and cassis
which give way to subtler notes of black tea and white pepper. The wine's round tannins and
creamy texture envelop the familiar flavors of fresh cherry, cranberry, and boysenberry with a
touch of dark chocolate. This polished and age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a satiny finish
and a slight grip off tannin at the close.
* Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points

 

 

Red Wines from Italy

 

Barone Ricasoli Chianti DOCG Tuscany $34.95
Brilliant ruby red. Lovely fragrances of ripe fruit and menthol hints invade the nose. Round, pleasant, nice freshness on the mouth.

Banfi Rosso di Montalcino 2013, Tuscany $46.95
Castello Banfi's Intense ruby red with violet reflections. On the nose, intense, fresh, and fruity
with typical varietal characteristics of violet, cherry, and plum. Flavors are gentle, full and soft,
with surprising length. Market success began in the 1960s. DOC regulations gave quality a chance to stand out, and Brunello won DOC status in 1966 (it became the first of the elevated DOCG wines in 1980). Its "little brother," Rosso di Montalcino, from the same grape (but aged only one year instead of four), showed enough class to win DOC rank in 1984.

 

Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it.
~ Unknown


Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva 2013 Tuscany $59.95
90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Marchese Antinori comes exclusively from the Antinori family's Tignanello Estate.
An intense ruby red with purple highlights in color, the aromatic gamut of the 2013 Marchese
Antinori ranges from ripe red fruit, with perceptible notes of wild cherries and cherries under
spirits to tobacco, leather, and spices. The initial palate sensations are very soft with an excellent
balance between tannins and acidity. The finish is richly flavorful and pleasurable and is quite
lasting and sustained.
* Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG Ducale Gold Label 2011 Tuscany $59.95
80% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Riserva Ducale Oro’s distinctive Tuscan bouquet offers notes of violet, cherry and plum.
This wine has a well-defined structure and a generous, fruity core accented by hints of chocolate
and cinnamon. Full bodied and well balanced, Riserva Ducale Oro has round yet impressive
tannins that lead to a lengthy finish.

Sartori Amarone 2012, Veneto $79.95
50% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Intense red colour with garnet flecks, typical aroma with hints of red fruit jam, spicy finish and
full velvety body.

Antinori Brunello Di Montalcino, Pian Delle Vigne 2010, Tuscany $98.95
100% Sangiovese
A deep and brilliant ruby red in color, the 2010 Pian delle Vigne is characterized by complex and
intense aromas: floral notes accompanied by fragrant sensations of wild cherries, raspberries, and citrus fruit, then followed by chocolate, toasted tobacco leaves, liquorice and, on the finish, a perceptible presence of plums, mint, and eucalyptus.
Robert Parker rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
James Suckling rating: 96 points

GAJA Pieve Santa Restituta, Brunello Di Montalcino 2011, Tuscany $99.95
100% Sangiovese
Fabulous aromas of plums, prunes, Christmas pudding and berries. Full body, ultra-fine tannins
and a long and intense finish. Polished and refined. Give this wine two or three years to soften
and a rich softness as well as a lingering finish.

 

“Another bottle is to follow.”… ~ “No!”
      “It is ordered”… ~ “I protest.”
        “It is uncorked”… ~ “I entreat.”
       “It is decanted”… ~ “I submit.”
~ George Meredith, The Egoist



GAJA DaGromis Barolo 2009, Piedmont $114.95
100% Nebbiolo The 2009 Gaja DaGromis displays intense red color accompanied by full, rich aromas with berries and floral notes as well as aromas of licorice, dried herbs and spices. On the palate, solid structure and a rich softness as well as a lingering finish.

Marchesi Antinori Guado Al Tasso 2012 Bolgheri DOC, Tuscany $118.95
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Poised and focused, this is a young red that shows great complexity and style with lots of
blackberry, mint, spice and rosemary aromas that follow through to a full body, chewy
tannins and a long and flavourful finish.
* James Suckling rating: 96 points

Marchesi di Barolo “Cannubi” Barolo 2011 Piedmont DOCG, $119.95
A single vineyard Nebbiolo. Garnet-red in color with ruby reflections. Intense perfume with clean
scent of roses, vanilla, licorice, spices and toasted oak. Gentle notes of absinthe. The flavor is full
and elegant, good- bodied and austere with recurring olfactory sensations. The spicy note and the
hints of wood blend perfectly.
* James Suckling rating: 96 points

Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2010, Tuscany $114.95
100% Sangiovese Grosso,
Intense ruby red in color with garnet reflections. Aromas of violets and vanilla, with hints of licorice.
Velvety palate, with tart-cherry flavors and traces of spice. Well structured with supple tannins, superb concentration, and good acidity. Persistent finish.
* James Suckling rating: 95 points

Marchesi di Barolo “Coste di Rose” Barolo 2010, Piedmont $119.95
A single vineyard Barolo. Ruby-red colour tending to garnet. Intense perfume with clean scents of
roses, liquorice, spices and aromatic herbs, in particular wild mint. Full, elegant, and full-bodied
flavour with recurring hints of the olfactory sensations. The soft color and the structure confirm it
as an immediately pleasant, balanced and harmonious Barolo.
* James Suckling rating: 96 points

 

Wine is Sunlight, held together by water.
~ Galileo


Antinori Tignanello 2012, Tuscany $124.95
80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc
The 2012 Tignanello is an intense ruby red color with purple highlights. The wine is potent and
complex on the nose with spicy notes which mingle with aromas of red fruit, like cherries and plums,
smoke, balsamic sensations, licorice and rosemary. The flavors are mouth- filling and elegant with
much volume and an excellent balance in the texture. The oak is perfectly fused in the spicy and fruity finish and aftertaste
* James Suckling rating: 96 points

Bertani Amarone della Valpolicella 2006, Veneto $259.95
Corvina Veronese 70%, Rondinella 25%, Molinara 5%
The 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a magnificent wine that showcases the qualities and
pretty nuances of the elegant vintage. The bouquet is immensely perfumed with delicate tones of
crushed mineral, red rose, dried cherry and creme de cassis. On the palate, while the tannins give the wine body they are nevertheless velvety and you taste red fruits—a tanginess that speaks to tradition.
* Robert Parker rating: 93 points
* Gambero Rosso rating: Tre Bicchieri

Sassicaia 2009, Tuscany $359.95
Intense, concentrated and deep ruby-colored, this wine offers elegant, complex aromas of red fruit. In the mouth it is rich and dense, yet harmonious, with sweet, balanced tannins. The wine has a long finish with a depth and structure that ensure its extraordinary longevity. Sassicaia was the first Italian wine to successfully establish itself abroad, and is almost universally recognized as the father of the new Italian wine family or simply the Super Tuscan Pioneer. The Marquis’ planting is now considered the birthplace of Italian Cabernet.
James Suckling rating: 97 points

 

 

Red Wines from France

 

Vieux Château Gachet Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux $34.95
70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark colour, the wine has an intense nose of violet and red flower. Like good Lalande de
Pomerol, it shows a nice creamy and silky texture, with a mouth backed with long finish where
the oak and the fruit match perfectly.

Drouhin Côtes de Beaune 2013, Burgundy $69.95
100% Pinot Noir
This wine is both simple and elegant. A nice purple color. Delicate red fruit aromas on the nose.
This is a great example of what the Pinot Noir grape can produce on the Burgundian terroir.

 

All I want in life is good steak, good wine and a bad boy.
~ C. Stein


Orin Swift D66 2013 Vins de Pays de Cotes Catalanes $79.95
Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan
The 2013 is of great elegance where the richness of old vine Grenache commands attention.
Opaque and dense purple in appearance, the wine brims with spicy blueberry and ripe black
currant fruit aromatics. Mighty upon entry, lush red fruits are met with just a hint of creamy,
toasty oak.

Domaine de L'aurage 2011 Côtes de Castillon, Bordeaux $89.95
90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc
Deeply coloured, it presents a wonderfully fresh combination of freshly picked, wild berries
and warmed, spiced, cherry compote on both the nose and palate. Luscious and sensual, mocha-rich and silky finish.

ANNA de Clos Dubreuil, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2011 Bordeaux $99.95
90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc
The second wine of the famous Clos Dubreuil. This is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc made from young vines. Notes of licorice, blackberry and boysenberry fruit intermixed with some charcoal and floral notes. Soft, succulent wine, which possesses terrific intensity and a hedonistic personality.
The wine making is the same with less pumping over in order to have lighter tannins and to focus on a well structured but fruity Saint Emilion. The wine is aged for 18 months in 50% new oak and 50% one-year-old oak barrels.

E. GUIGAL Châteauneuf du Pape 2010 Southern Rhône $99.95
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape spent 24 months in foudre (a large wooden vat) prior to
bottling. Rich, textured and medium to full-bodied, with ample black cherry, olive tapenade
and subtle meatiness, this traditional effort stays pure and lively, with fine tannin emerging
on the finish.
* Wine Spectator rating 92 Points
* Robert Parker rating 93 Points

 

Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.
~ Ernest Hemingway

 

Chateau La Serre Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2010, Bordeaux $119.95
Merlot and Cabernet Franc
A limpid ruby colour, has a rounded, sensual nose with black cherries, redcurrant and plum. Always one of the most generous bouquets at this early stage, it offers commendable purity and lift. The palate is very feminine and pure with black cherries, cassis and dark plum, harmonious and silky towards the finish.
* Robert Parker rating 90 Points
* Wine Spectator rating 92 Points
* James Suckling rating 93 Points

Clos de la Vieille Église, Pomerol, 2009 Jean-Louis Trocard, Bordeaux $169.95
70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
This attractive, nicely textured Pomerol reveals hints of mulberries, kirsch, licorice, subtle smoke and earth. Medium-bodied and richly fruity with low acidity and ripe tannin.
* Wine Spectator rating 92 Points

Arômes de Pavie, Saint-Émillion Grand Cru 2009, Bordeaux $189.95
Merlot 70%, Cabernet Franc 20% and Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
The second wine of the famous Chateau Pavie. An outstanding 2nd label from this modern Right Bank Bordeaux Chateau. Deep red with unbelievable concentration. Loads of blackberry & blueberry with creamy dark chocolate, Smooth silky tannins with a long aftertaste.
* Cellar Tracker: 90 Points

 

Remember gentlemen, it's not just France we are fighting for, it's Champagne!
~ Winston Churchill


Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Léognan, 2005 Grand Cru Classé De Graves, Bordeaux $349.95 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot
Extraordinary nose of charcoal, incense, abundant blackberry and cherry fruit. Ample acidity, sweet velvety tannin and fabulous precision.
* Robert Parker rating 95 Points

Chateau Palmer 2004, Margaux, Bordeaux $379.95
47% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot
Purple-ruby color of very high intensity. Expressive nose of very ripe dark berries, bracken, cinnamon, wood, peony, violet, smoke, and fresh mint. Perfectly ripe fruitiness, full, tender tannins and lots of freshness in the mouth. Elegance is the prevailing note here with an ideal expression of the terroir. The finish is already long and gorgeous.
* Robert Parker rating: 95 points


 

Red Wines from the Rest of the World

 

Rosemount Shiraz, South Australia $32.95
A medium to full bodied wine with generous ripe fruit flavours of blackberry, plum and cassis. Spice and cedar flavours develop with time in the glass. Soft tannins provide structure and definition to the traditional long and rich Rosemount Estate finish.

Finca Las Moras Reserva Malbec, Argentina $34.95
Deep Ruby Red with purple tones almost blue dark, floral and fruit. You can find some mint and
spices. Vanilla, coffee and chocolate appears by the oak barrels, aged 12 months in French and
American oak barrels, this Malbec surprises with its soft tannins, flavors of vanilla, leather and
spices. Incredible finish.

 

Clearly, the pleasures wine affords are transitory,
but so are those of the ballet, or of any musical performance.
Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the enjoy of living.
~ Napoleon I, 1769-1821

 

Oyster Bay Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand $36.95
Oyster Bay Pinot Noir is surprisingly a serious complex Pinot. This is an elegant, cool-climate Pinot Noir that’s fragrant, soft and flavorful. It shows enticing aromas of ripe cherries and plums, and a gentle palate full of sweet fruit and soft tannins. With good structure and length.

Rickety Bridge Pinotage 2015 Franschhoek, South Africa $42.95
The 2015 Rickety Bridge Pinotage presents concentrated black and blueberry flavours with layers
of plums and dark chocolate. A velvety palate with well integrated tannins which are supported by
subtle smokiness and gentle oaking lead into a lingering juicy finish.

Marqués de Riscal Reserva 2010, La Rioja, Spain $44.95
90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano y Mazuelo
Cherry colored wine with a garnet trim. Complex aromas in which the balsamic notes stand out
along with a touch of ripe fruit and spices and a hint of chocolate. Taste It has a fresh and light
attack, with soft and round tannins. Lingering finish with some hints of toasted oak. Tasty, with
hints of spicy and a soft bitterness. It has a pleasant mid palate that turns it into an easy drinking,
fresh and elegant wine.

Bodega Renacer Enamore, 2014 Mendoza, Argentina $49.95
45% Malbec, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Bonarda and 5% Cabernet Franc
Deep and intense ruby red with purple shades, this wine has plenty to offer. Its complex nose is
thanks to aromas of violet, honey, fig, cherry and ripe plum that combine with black pepper
and aromatic herbs. Some time in the glass develops hints of vanilla and leather. A creamy
texture is supported by ripe, firm tannins that lead to a lengthy finish.

Mendel Wines Unus 2012, Mendoza, Argentina $69.95
65% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot
With oak-driven aromas of mocha, coffee, cedar and berry fruits, this blend of Malbec, Cabernet
Sauvignon and Petit Verdot is effusive on the nose. Concentrated and huge, but well balanced, it
offers high-volume berry, herb, chocolate and spice flavors—the lynchpins of excellent wines.
Spicy, long and elegant on the finish.
* Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

 

Five o’clock in the afternoon!
Life is a gift. Everyone in this world deserves a glass of wine
and a ticket to the bullfights every Sunday afternoon.
~ S. Serrano

 

Bodegas San Román 2010 D.O. Toro, Spain $79.95
100% Tinta de Toro
Intense, earthy and multifaceted with complexity gained from ideal maturity and dominance of black fruit and licorice notes. Engaging tannins, tension, imposing structure and a lot of class. San Román was bottled in March 2013 after spending 24 months in barrels of French and American oak of various ages. A tremendously expressive San Román.

Bodegas Ramiro’s, Ramiro’s 2008, Castilla y León, Spain $99.95
100% Tempranillo del Valle del Duero
It is a powerful wine, with good structure, modern style but also long-aged Tempranillo elaborated from 85 to 100 years old vines in the Douro Valley. Aging: 28 months in new French and American oak. Cherry color with garnet rim, very expressive aroma, black fruit and smoky background. Intense and concentrated. is powerful, fleshy, Full bodied & voluptuous on the palate with marvelous fine tannins and perfect finish.
* Robert Parker rating: 93 points

Montes Purple Angel 2012, Colchagua Valley Chile
92% Carmenère and 8% Petit Verdot $104.95
Complex and bursting with character. Ripe red and black fruits such as plums, blackberries,
strawberries, and cherries predominate on the nose, complemented by aromas of pastries and
nutmeg with a touch of cinnamon and jam. The contribution of French oak is distinguished by a
delicate aroma of caffe latte, toffee, and caramel followed by notes of toast from the first-use
oak. The palate is nicely balanced with very well-rounded tannins and an outstanding central
nerve from the Petit Verdot.
* James Suckling rating: 95 points

Montes Alpha “M” 2010, Colchagua Valley Chile $114.95
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot
Intense dark red color. Very elegant with very dense and velvety, supple tannins. The wine has a harmonious structure, combined with a generous fruit expression and a very distinguished character showing aromas of red fruits, cassis and a touch of cedar and cinnamon. In the mouth, the wine has delightful notes of vanilla and coffee. The 5% of PetitVerdot adds an extra element of complexity. Mouth-filling, long and well-defined through the finish.
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
James Suckling rating: 94 points

 

Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
~ Pope John XXIII


Rickety Bridge “THE BRIDGE” 2009 Franschhoek, South Africa $143.95
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
The nose is dominated by mint, dark cherry, eucalyptus, aromatic tobacco and hints of cloves. Cassis, red fruit and subtle chocolate is supported by the natural acidity giving the wine a linear elegant feel on the palate. Tremendous fullness, massive supple structure which fills the entire mouth, voluptuous velvety tannins that make the tongue feel gracefully coated. Full bodied yet refined. A long and enchanting finish leaves one wanting more.

Viña SEÑA 2013, Ocoa, Valle de Aconcagua, Chile $289..95
58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Carmenere, 12% Malbec, 10% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
2013 vintage will be remembered as an exceptional vintage, characterized by cool climate conditions
that contributed to the fresh -avors and fruit intensity of each vineyard lot. e elegance and purity of Seña 2013 vintage truly stands out; a perfect blend of structure, persistence and roundness alongside freshness and intensity. Guided by intuition and backed by family heritage, Eduardo Chadwick and Robert Mondavi handcrafted a wine of distinctive quality and character. Seña is the culmination of their wonderful parternship and a passionate journey.
* James Suckling rating: 99 points

 

 

Copper Falls Steakhouse, Grand Cayman Restaurants

 

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