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
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.
Goldschmidt Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay Singing Tree Russian River
This is classic Russian River Chardonnay with an abundance of citrusy, lemon curd fruit followed by lovely aromas of baked apples. A judicious amount of aging in French oak adds a little caramel in the finish along with a very satisfying creamy mouthfeel.
Bottle 35. Quartino 13.25. Glass 9.
Domaine Gueguen 2016 Bourgogne Blanc Côtes Salines
This straw colored Chardonnay from Burgundy is the polar opposite of California Chardonnay. Light white floral aromas are followed by a sturdy, although not terse minerality. The Gueguen’s are a young couple with an impeccable skill set. Frédéric has been a winemaker in Chablis for 15 years and Céline is the daughter of famed Chablis producer Jean-Marc Brocard.
Bottle 32. Quartino 12.5 Glass 8.5
Figuière 2016 Vermentino Le Saint André
Figuière is located between Marseille and Nice, just a few hundred meters from the Mediterranean. The wine is 100% Vermentino, or Rolle, as they call it in this part of France. I love Vermentino in all the countries it’s grown. This version is redolent of juicy white peach with a zingy minerality and somewhat saline finish. This is definitely my “go to” summer white wine.
Bottle 30. Quartino 12.5 Glass 8.25
Domaine Vetriccie 2017 Rosé Corse
This Corsican wine is a blend of 50% Niellucciu, 35% Sciaccarellu and 15% Grenache.
The vineyards are located in a part of the island called Costa Serena, nestled between the mountains and the sea.
An extremely pale pink wine with lovely fresh crushed raspberry and tart red currant fruit.
Bottle 28. Quartino 11.5 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.
L’Aventura 2015 Optimus
A blend of 60% Syrah, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Petit Verdot from one of Paso Robles most esteemed wineries. The wine is very dark purple with extracted black raspberry and black currant flavors, it is not over the top, but elegant with a balance acidity and a long silky, luxurious finish. Just a phenomenal wine and 93 point from the Wine Advocate…if you care about that sort of thing.
Bottle 65. Quartino 20.5 Glass 14.
Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2015 Côtes du Rhône Parallèle 45
60% Grenache and 40% Syrah from 40 year old vines make up this extraordinary Côtes du Rhône. The wine highlights freshness and fruit purity. Full of juicy blue and blackberry fruit with a rustic herbal and peppery finish.
Bottle 31. Quartino 12.25. Glass 8.25
Marqués de Riscal 2013 Próximo Rioja
I’m crazy in love with Spanish wines and this latest discovery fits my summer red profile…great with anything grilled, great with appetizers, great with olives, great on its own and not too expensive. This is a new wine from Marqués de Riscal and is 100% Tempranillo from younger vines. Red fruit, strawberry and red raspberry with a small amount of licorice and oak in the finish.
Bottle 27. Quartino 10.5 Glass 7.25