Wines


 

NV  REGINATO, SPARKLING ROSE OF MALBEC, MENDOZA STRAWBERRY, RHUBARB AND POACHED APPLE  WITH LIGHT TANNINS AND FLORAL SPICE. LIGHT AND REFRESHING.                                                                                                        36

 

2013  CRIOS TORRONTES, CAFAYATE, SALTA FLORAL & SHOWING TROPICAL FRUITS WITH NICE ACIDITY    7                29                                                                  

 

CRUZAT CUVÉE RÉSERVE EXTRA BRUT THIS WINEMAKER IS GAINING ACCLAIM FOR THIS RARE BATCH OF BEAUTIFUL SPARKLING WINE.  75% PINOT NOIR 25% CHARDONNAY, THIS WINE BOASTS PINEAPPLE AND PASSIONFRUIT ALONG WITH A CHALKY LIMESTONE CHARACTER WITH GREAT SALINITY AT THE FINISH.                                                                                                    45

 

2013 CATENA CHARDONNAY, MENDOZA FROM ONE OF ARGENTINA’S OLDEST WINE-MAKING FAMILIES.  THIS WINE FEATURES NOTES OF GREEN APPLE CIDER, NICE MINERALITY AND AN OAKY FINISH.                                                   9               36


ARGENTINE & URUGUAYAN REDS

2013 NQN MALMA PINOT NOIR, NEUQUEN, PATAGONIA ORGANICALLY FARMED, THIS IS PINOT IS SLIGHTLY WIEGHTIER IN MOUTHFEEL THAN YOUR TYPICAL CALIFONIAN COUNTERPART, BOASTING DARKER FRUIT.  YOUTHFUL, EXCITING WINE.   6          28

 

 

2014 SANTA JULIA ‘ORGANICA’ MALBEC, MAIPU VALLEY, MENDOZA THIS WINE IS FARMED ORGANICALLY.  SHOWS BRIGHT RED FRUITS AND NICE ACIDITY.                                                                                                                                                                         5                  20

 

 

2010 TENUIS PINOT NOIR, RIO NEGRO, PATAGONIA STONE FRUIT PRESENTED IN OLD WORLD FASHION AGAINST SAVORY AND SPICY NOTES OF COLA AND TEA.                                                                                                                  50

 

2012 CHAMAN, BLEND, UCO VALLEY, MENDOZA  VIOLET AROMAS FOLLOWED BY BLACKBERRY AND CASIS ON THE PALATE WITH A TOUCH OF CEDAR.  BIG FRUIT CONCENTRATION BUT BALANCED WITH OAK AND BIG TANNINS.                        10               42

 

2013 LA POSTA ‘COCINA BLEND’, MENDOZA THIS BLEND OF MALBEC, BONARDA & SYRAH IS FRESH AND JUICY WITH NOTES OF LEATHER  & OAK ON THE FINISH.                                                                                                               9                38

2013 DON MANUEL VILLAFAÑE MALBEC, MENDOZA MORELLO CHERRY, PLUM WITH A HINT OF COLA, LIGHT SPICES AND ANISE, SUBTLE OAK NOTES AND COCOA WITH A SLIGHT ACIDITY                                                                                9                38              

 

2011 CHENTO, MALBEC, MENDOZA ELLEGANT BIG RED WITH NOTES OF BLACK CURRENTS, BLACKBERRIES, VIOLET AROMAS  WITH A TOUCH OF GRAPHITE AND A DUSTY FINISH                                                                                                                        38

2012 LA MANO DERECHA CABERNET SAUVIGNON BLACK BERRIES AND MULBERRIES FOLLOWED BY MOLASSAS, ALL SPICE, LEATHER AND EARTH. A LONG LINGERING FINISH THAT REINVADES THE NOSTRILS.  DOES ANYONE SMELL BBQ?    9          38

 

2012 COLOME MALBEC, CALCHAQUI VALLEY, SALTA BOASTING THE HIGHEST VINEYARDS IN THE WORLD AT AN ALTITUDE OF UP TO 9800 FEET, THIS BLEND OF MALBEC, TANNANT AND CABERNET SAUVIGNON IS BIODYNAMICALLY GROWN. ON THE PALATE ONE GETS BLACK CURRENTS, FIGS, GRANITE, LEATHER AND TOBACCO                                                                                        60                                                                                                     

 

2012 ALMA NEGRA, RED BLEND, MENDOZA THIS MYSTERIOUS BLEND OF MENDOZA’S FINEST GRAPE VARIATALS IS DARK, SULTRY AND VOLUPTIOUS. BIG FRUIT UP FRONT WITH GREAT TANNIC STRUCTURE ON THE FINISH.                           10               44

 

2012 MENDEL MALBEC, LUJAN DE CUYO, MENDOZA DARK SUCCULENT FRUITS, TOBACCO, DARK CHOCOLATE WITH RICH SPICES.  THE EPITOME OF ELEGANCE                                                                                                                                         65                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

2010 ZUCCARDI ‘Q’, TEMPRANILLO, MENDOZA SHOWS RIPE BLACK FRUITS WITH A GREAT BALANCE OF AMERICAN OAK, ROUND TANNINS & A LONG SILKY FINISH.                                                                                                                       45

 

2008 MONTE QUIETO ‘QUIETO’, MENDOZA BORDEAUX-STYLE BLEND OF CAB FRANC, MALBEC AND CABERNET SAUVIGNON VIBRANT AROMAS OF BLACK CHERRIES AND PEPPER WITH SUBTLE NOTES OF VANILLA AND COFFEE.  OLD VINES WITH A YOUTHFUL APPROACH TO MAKING OLD WORLD WINES IN THE NEW WORLD.  A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THE CURRENT REVOLUTION IN ARGENTINE WINE MAKING.                                                                     .                                                                                                       60

 

2011 LUCA ‘LABORDE DOUBLE SELECT’ SYRAH, UCO VALLEY, MENDOZA ANOTHER MASTERPIECE FROM LAURA CATENA.  THIS WINE IS FULL-BODIED WITH LUSH, DARK FRUIT & A STRONG FINISH.                                                                        54                                                                                     

 

 

2010 LUIGI BOSCA RESERVA, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MENDOZA USING BIODYNAMIC GROWING METHODS, BOSCA PRODUCES A FRESH, VELVETY, LUSCIOUS WINE, WITH ELEGANCE AND GREAT STRUCTURE.                                                          45

2010 ACHAVAL FERRER QUIMERA, MENDOZA SEAMLESSLY INTEGRATED, THIS BORDEAUX BLEND SHOWS GREAT PERSONALITY, HAS EXCELLENT STRUCTURE & A LONG SUCCULENT FINISH.                                                                                   90

 

 

2009 & 11 SUSANA BALBO ‘BRIOSO’, AGRELO, MENDOZA SUSANA’S SIGNATURE BORDEAUX BLEND BRILLIANTLY EXPRESSES HER PASSION FOR WINEMAKING.  VELVETY AND BEAUTIFUL.                                                                                        90

 

2011 BOUZA ‘A8’ TANNAT, MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY WINNER OF FIVE GOLD MEDALS, THIS BEAUTY HAS ALL THE SOPHISTICATION OF OLD WORLD REDS; FEATURING NOTES OF SLATE, CASSIS, PLUMBS AND A SLIGHT HERBACIOUSNESS.              80


CHILEAN WHITES

 

2014  PENALOLEN SAUVINGON BLANC, CASABLANCA VALLEY PURE RIPE FRUIT LEADS US TO GREEN PEAR AND SUNFLOWER.  GRASSY & SMOKEY WITH WHITE PEPPER & A FLINTY FINISH.                                                                 9                36

 

2012  MAYU, PEDRO XIMENEZ, ELQUI VALLEY  CITRUSY WITH A BUTTERY TANG AND GREAT MINERALITY.  BIGGER IN BODY BUT WITH BRIGHT FRORAL AND FRUIT NOTES LEAVING A LONG FINISH.                                                             8                32

 

2012  OVEJA NEGRA, CHARDONAY-VIOGNIER, MAULE VALLEY NICE BIG CHARDONNAY BLEND WITHOUT THE OAK.  ROUND AND ELEGANT, FRUIT UP FRONT WITH A SAVORY FINISH.                                                                             9              36

 

CHILEAN  REDS

 

2011 CLOS DES FOUS LATUFFA TRAIGUÉN, PINOT NOIR, MALLECO VALLEY THIS LITTLE BODY PACKS A LOT OF CURVES; BLACK CHERRY AND BLACK RASPBERRY, SMOKE AND BAKING SPICE WITH A HINT OF CLOVE.  EXQUISITE!                        75

 

2012 CHONO CARMENERE  RESERVA, MAIPO VALLEY NOTES OF ROASTED RED PEPPER JUMP OUT OF THIS VELVETY SEDUCTIVE RED.                                                                                                                                                       8                32

 

2011 APALTAGUA ‘ENVERO’ GRAN RESERVA, COLCHAGUA VALLEY A ROBUST BLEND OF CARMENERE & CABERNET SAUVIGNON FROM 60-YEAR OLD VINES.  RICH & DARK FRUIT BLEND NICELY WITH AN EARTHY ROASTED VEGETABLE FINISH.            32

 

2011 COUSINO MACUL, ‘ANTIGUAS RESERVAS’ CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MAIPO  THE FLAGSHIP VARIETAL OF THIS ESTATE, FOUNDED IN 1856, BOASTS FLAVORS OF RIPE RAISINS EUCALYPTUS, FRESH HERBS AND SPICE.                               45                   

 

2011 KUYEN, MAIPO VALLEY ALVERO ESPINOZA’S BIODYNAMICALLY-GROWN BLEND OF SYRAH, CABERNET SAUVIGNON AND CARMENERE IS HERBACIOUS, SAVORY & GAMEY.                                                                                                                           60

 

2010 MONTES ALPHA, SYRAH, COLCHAGUA VALLEY INTENSE RUBY RED IN COLOR, OPULENT & FULL-BODIED WITH A TOUCH OF LEATHER & MATURE TANNINS.                                                                                                                                      52

 

2008 VIÑA MAQUIS ‘LIEN’, COLCHOGUA VALLEY

A BLEND OF CARMENERE, SYRAH, CAB FRANC, PETITE VERDOT AND IT OFFERS OPULENT AROMAS OF MULBERRY, CHOCOLATE, NUTMEG AND A TOUCH OF WHITE PEPPER.  PLUMP AND JUICY INTERPRETATION OF A BORDEAUX-STYLED BLEND                             55

 

SPANISH & PORTUGUESE WHITES & ROSÉS & SPARKLING

 

GRAN SARAO BRUT CAVA, PENEDES                                                                                                       8           32

BRIGHT CITRUS AND LEMON GRASS, THIS GOES THROUGH A SECOND FERMENTATION TO GIVE IT A STELLAR SPARKLE.

 

2014 AMEZTOI GETARIAKO TXOKOLINA, BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN (CHÖC-ÖLEE-NA) POSSIBLY THE MOST          34 REFRESHING WINE ON THE MENU. BOASTS FLAVORS OF STONE FRUIT AND CITRUS WITH A NICE FRISANTE. CRISP CLEAN AND ZESTY.

 

2012 AMEZTOI  GETARIAKO TXOKOLINA, “RUBENTIS”  ROSE, BASQUE COUNTRY SPAIN THIS AWARD WINNING DRY ROSE HAS AS A SLIGHT CARBONATION.  SUBTLE HINTS OF RASPBERRY ARE FOLLOWED BY A CLEAN CRISP FINISH.                 40

 

2013 LIMA LOUREIRO, VINHO VERDE, PORTUGAL PALE STRAW COLOR, ZESTY LEMON PEEL WITH GREAT ACIDITY. THE PORTUGESE KNOW HOW TO MAKE REFRESHING WINES!                                                                                                    6        20

 

2013 CASAMARO, VERDEJO  RUEDA, SPAIN  MELON, APRICOT AND ORANGE BLOSSOM FRAME THE CLASSIC LIMESTONE MINERALITY  CHARACTER TYPICAL OF THIS REGION.  PERFECT FOR THOSE PINOT GRIGIO DRINKERS OUT THERE               7         24.

 

2013 MUSTIGUILLO, MESTIZAJE,  VALENCIA, SPAIN A BLEND OF MESEGUERA, VIOGNIER AND MALVASIA, HAS SOME BODY WITHOUT OVERWHELMING YOUR PALATE. CAMIMILE AND TROPICAL FRUITS WITH SLIGHT ACIDITY. REFRESHIING FINISH.  10  40

 

ALVELEDA CASAL GARCIA, ROSE, VIHNO VERDE, PORTUGAL RASPBERRIES AND STRAWBERRIES PREVELANT ON THE PALATE, BALANCED WITH A NICE ACIDITY AND A SLIGHT FRISANTE LEAVING A CRISP CLEAN FINISH.                                    5         20

 

SPANISH & PORTUGUESE REDS

 

2013 JOAN D’ ANGUERA, GARNATXA, MONTSANT RUBY RED & TRANSLUSCENT, VERY LIGHT WITH NOTES OF RASPBERRIES AND ROSE PETALS WITH A GREAT ASIAN SPICE ON THE BACK END. PERFECT SUMMER RED.                                     34

 

2012 PENA DO LOBO, MENCIA, RIBERIA SACRA TERRACED VINEYARDS CUT BY THE ROMANS 2,000 YEARS AGO PRODUCES THIS SPECTACULAR WINE FROM 80-YEAR OLD VINES.                                                                                      48

 

2010 FINCA RIO NEGRO, TEMPRANILLO BLEND, CASTILLA LA MANCHA SYRAH, CABERNET & MERLOT ROUND THIS TEMPRANILLO OUT FOR AN ELEGANT, SOFT RED BOASTING BLACK CHERRY, COFFEE, AND SPICE.                                              50

 

2011 VIÑA GORMAZ, TEMPRANILLO, RIBERA DEL DUERO  DESPITE NEVER SEEING OAK THE FRUIT DISPLAYS AN IMPRESSIVE COMPLEXITY WITH GREAT MINERALITY AND EARTHY CHARACTER.  GOOD WITH STEAK OR TO SIP ALONE.         9         36

                                                                                                                                                          

2011 MAS IGNEUS BARRANC DELS CLOSOS, PRIORAT A BLEND OF GARNATXA NEGRA & CARINYENA, THIS WINE OFFERS EXPRESSIVE CHARACTERS OF EARTH & SLATE.                                                                                                                             50

 

2010 LINAJE GARSEA CRIANZA, TEMPRANILLO, RIBERA DEL DUERO THE NOSE ALONE ON THIS IS ADDICTIVE, BRINGING NEW CHARACTERISTICS WITH EVERY WIFF. ROSE PETALS AND LAVANDER OVER A BACK DROP OF RICH SPICES LIKE CARDAMOM AND ANISE. VELVETY AND GAMEY WITH A LITTLE OF THAT CLASSIC SPANISH FUNK.                                                      45

 

2006 R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA, VINA CUBILLO, RIOJA THIS FAMILY ESTATE, ESTABLISHED IN 1877, REMAINS ONE OF THE MOST TRADITIONAL IN THE REGION.  A SUPERIOR WINE, NOT TO BE MISSED.                                                                                  48

 

2001& 02 R. LOPEZ DE HEREDIA, VINA TONDONIA, RIOJA  A BEAUTIFUL CLASSSIC TEMPRANILLO. ITS COMPLEXITY AND ELEGANCE IS TYPICAL OF THESE WINE MAKERS AND THIS REGION. PERSISTENT FINE VANILLA AROMA AND DRY TANNINS         86