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


Punta Crena Lumassina Colline Savonesi Frizzante
This a gem of a sparkling wine from Liguria is part of the renowned, Kermit Lynch portfolio. It is light in style, but complex, dry and lively. Try it, you’ll love it
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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.


Domaine Drouhin 2015 St. Veran
Classic white Burgundy flavors of citrus and toasted nuts with a clean limestone mineral finish.The wine is crisp with juicy apple, pear flavors and an undeniable minerality that just screams FRENCH WINE. It’s creamy texture is a perfect match with any fish dish, but particularly scallops. Drouhin fashions a delicious Chardonnay  that absolutely defies it’s price
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 Bottle  33.     Quartino  12.5      Glass  8.5


Licio 2015 Albariño
Albariño is my “go to” white wine when the days become warmer and the sun makes an appearance in dreary Ohio. This version is a little less juicy, a little drier than others we have served. I adore the ripe peach, stone fruit flavors, coupled with a bracing mineralty. Love this wine to the 10th power.

Bottle 30.     Quartino  11.75     Glass  8.


Mohua 2015 Sauvignon Blanc
This amazingly priced New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough is named after a rare bird that lives in the rainforest of the South Island. The wine is full of lip smacking citrus zest, particularly grapefruit and lime. It’s the best spring wine ever.

Bottle 30.     Quartino  11.75     Glass  8.


Hecht & Bannier 2015 Côtes de Provence Rosé        
I dare say the Rosés from Côtes de Provence tend to be among my favorites. This offering from Hecht & Bannier, negotiants extraordinaire. The Rosé is a blend of the usual grape varietals, Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Rolle (Vermentino) and produces the most crystalline and precise pink wines I’ve ever encountered. I dare not drone on and on about this wine, lest there be little left for moi. 
Bottle 30.     Quartino  11.75     Glass  8.


Domaine La Bouissiere 2014 Gigondas
Always one of my favorite wines, Gigondas is perfect for early spring drinking and a great match for the Provençal duck leg. A blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre, aged in large foudres, the wine is essence of the Rhône countryside. Full of lush black fruit with earthy aromas. 
Bottle  46.     Quartino  16.     Glass  11.


Lang & Reed 2013 Cabernet Franc
This wine is a beautiful ruby color with bright red flavors of cranberry and tart cherry. With undertones of herbs de Provence, a delicate floral perfume and a complex, satisfying finish, Lang & Reed fashions an elegant, but quintessentially American version of this varietal. Anyone in America willing to produce Cabernet Franc as a single varietal gets a thumbs up and a big smooch from me.
Bottle  43.          Quartino  14.75      Glass  10.


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.
EgoBodegas 2014 Gorú Jumilla
A blend of Monatrell, Syrah and Petit Verdot from the Jumilla region of Spain. When I was traveling in Spain quite a few years back, the region really captivated me. 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 amazingly rich, dark wine is one of Spain’s great values.
Bottle 26.          Quartino  10.75      Glass  7.25