Wine


Lambert de Seyssel Petit Royal
I used this lovely sparkling wine from the Savoie for my wedding celebration. Lucky for us, there is some amount left. Get it while you can.

Bottle 34.          Glass 8.75

Indigenous Prosecco
We bring Prosecco out for any excuse to celebrate.  It’s simpler than Champagne and infinitely better than most sparkling wines costing much more. There is insipid Prosecco and there is beautifully dry and aromatic Prosecco. Try it, you’ll love it

Bottle 29.          Glass 7.75
Clos Normand French Brut Hard Cider
There are few beverages more refreshing than dry hard cider. This version from Normandy is both crisp and delicate, with lively dry fruit and a lovely bitter finish. Feeling adventurous? Try a Normand Kir, a lovely drink combining French cider, creme de cassis and a dash of Calvados.
Bottle 18.          Glass 6.

Raeburn 2016 Chardonnay
This is retro California Chardonnay...think Sonoma-Cutrer, only less expensive. Ripe pear fruit, followed by warm baking spices and a toasty oak finish. It really rocks the old school and I love it.
Bottle  35.     Quartino  13.     Glass  8.75

Tenuta Santa Maria 2016 Lepia Soave
This is my white wine choice for early fall drinking. If you’re thinking cheap, insipid Soave, thinkagain. This beautiful little wine has lush stone fruit flavors with floral aromas, but ends with a crisp minerality . There’s also a delicious lime zest thang that pairswell with garlic and olive oil.

Bottle  32.          Quartino  12.5       Glass  8.5

Camina Domitia 2016 Picpoul de Pinet
AOC Picpoul de Pinet from the Languedoc has become the darling of sommeliers. This once overlooked wine is loaded with crisp, lip smacking citrus and melon. Perfect with the beet terrine or sexiest salad.
Bottle 30.     Quartino  12.5    Glass  8.25

Domaine de Terrebrunne 2016 Bandol Rosé
Bandol is certainly the queen bee of rosé. A blend of 50% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, this is one of the richest, most complex rosés produced in France. It’s pricey, I know, but well worth the cash and is said to be the only rosé that can age for 20 years! This is rosé to the 10th power.
Bottle 38.     Quartino  13.25      Glass  9.
Sineann 2014 Pinot Noir
We received the new vintage of this wine from our friends at Sineann who private label it for us and wow...what a wine. Perfect with almost any dish, this wine is curated from our good friend Peter Rosback of Sineann.  It shows the beauty of a bountiful vintage from key vineyard sites within the Willamette Valley. Beautiful, juicy dark cherry fruit and a long luxurious finish. Think Nicolas Potel as a Portlandia hipster.
Bottle  43.     Quartino  14.75      Glass  10.
Massolini 2016 Dolcetto d’Alba
This wine is like a woman with big biceps…intimidating at first but beautifully powerful. It’s substantial enough to pair with braised duck, but accessible enough to wrap yourself around when you need a little cool weather comfort. Bitter cherry flavors and a touch of almond in the finish.  Earthy aromas, but also very refined with a silky texture.
Bottle  35.     Quartino  13.     Glass  8.75
Château 2015 Marchand AOC Montagne Saint -Emilion

When I look for an affordable red wine, one of the first wines I look for is Corbières. The region is full of old vines, producing great, interesting fruit and they are typically a blend of Syrah, Carignan, and Grenache and Mourvedre. One more thing...they almost always over deliver and is also certified organic. This creation is delicious to the 10th power. It’s substantial without being heavy or cloying and its dark berry fruit profile pairs with just about any red wine dish.
Bottle 30.     Quartino  12.5    Glass  8.25
Luzón Colección 2016 Monastrell

When I was traveling in Spain quite a few years back, Jumilla really captured my imagination. I mean the terrain is like nothing I’d ever seen… old craggy vines, some of them the oldest in the world, jutting out of sandy soil covered with large baseball size rocks. This new wine from Luzón is 100% Monastrell that is full of juicy black fruit flavors with a peppery finish. Truly a great Spanish wine value.

 

Bottle  27.     Quartino  10.5     Glass  7.5