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.

 

Disruption 2015 Chardonnay

Winemaker, Andrew Latta oversaw the production of Charles Smith wines for many years. With this new venture he accesses some of the best vineyard sights in Washington. The Chardonnay is sourced from Ancient Lakes AVA, the coolest region in the state. The resulting wine is fresh with flavors of lemon curd and Granny Smith apple with a pleasant, but not overpowering minerality. I love Andrew’s motto, “More Wine, Less Ego.” He is certainly successful with this bottling.

Bottle 33.     Quartino 12.5   Glass 8.5

 

Antica Masseria del Sigillo 2015
Fiano Sigillo Apio

This lovely gem from Campania was a big hit at the 2016 Garlic dinner. It is a medium bodied white wine with juicy pear fruit, warm spice and toasted almond elements. A perfect compliment to roasted trout or just a great white for chilly weather imbibing.

Bottle 30.     Quartino 11.75     Glass 8.

 

Hugel et Fils 2015 Gentil

This Alsatian white wine is a blend of Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Riesling and Sylvaner. Very aromatic, crisp, youthful and refreshing. Although fruity, the wine is not particularly sweet and pairs perfectly with cheeses, charcuterie and especially our rendition of Alsatian chicken.

Bottle 30.     Quartino 11.75     Glass 8.

 

Esprit Gassier 2015 Côtes de Provence Rosé        

A typical blend of 35% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 25% Syrah and 10% Rolle (Vermentino) is classic Cotes de Provence Rosé. Always one of my favorite and affordable regions for Rosé, Gassier boasts peach stone fruit elements along with a lively minerality, all that along with a sassy label silkscreened by a local Provençal artist, makes for one irresistible bottle of wine.  

Bottle 28.     Quartino 11.75     Glass 7.75

 

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.

 

Selby Winery 2014 Merlot Sonoma County

One of the classiest winemakers around is Susan Selby. Not only does she exude class, her wines are a wonderful balance of fruit, terroir and elegance. After gallons of second rate Merlot, I’ve shied away from the varietal. This full-bodied wine is a beautiful example of what Merlot can really achieve. Opulent cherry and lush black fruit and a delicious baking spice finish make Selby an extraordinary winter wine. It is certainly not your Kroger Merlot. 

Bottle 35.     Quartino 13.75     Glass 9.25

 

Mauro Molino 2015 Barbera d’Alba

Spectacular, authentic Italian red wine. No super extraction, no super oak, just gorgeous fruit and artistic winemaking dazzling your palate. This Barbera boasts flavors of tart cherries and black currants.

Bottle 30.     Quartino 11.75     Glass 8.

 

Hecht & Bannier 2015 Languedoc

An organic blend of 60% Syrah, 25% Grenache and 15% Carignan from the Saint Chinian and Terraces du Larzac regions. The wine is a phenomenal bargain with juicy black fruit and a earthy finish “Wines under the Hecht & Bannier label can compete with the very best being produced by individual estates in their respective appellations, making them among the world’s finest red wine estates.” David Schildknecht from The Wine Advocate.

Bottle 26.          Quartino 10.75   Glass 7.25