Suggestions for Special Value* White Wines



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Suggestions for Special Value*

White Wines

41 Barth Rene Muscat, Alsace, France, 2007 36

Schloss Reinhartshausen Riesling Old Vines, Rheingau, Germany, 2008 36

97 Fillaboa, Rias Baixas, Alberiño, Spain, 2009 36

Rioja Blanco, CVNE ‘Monopole’, Spain, 2010 38

44 Itsas Mendi, Hondurrabi Zuri, Bizkaiko Txakolina, País Vasco, Spain, 2010 39

Bourgogne Blanc, Henri Darnat, Chardonnay, ‘La Jumalie’, France, 2010 41

Collio, Venica 'Ronca del Cero', Sauvignon, Italy, 2010  43

Kunde Chardonnay, Sonoma, California, 2007 45

Qupe Chardonnay, Santa Maria, Bien Nacido Y Block, Ca., 2009 45

98 Chablis, ‘Fourchaume’ Premier Cru, Savary, France, 2008 63

Red Wines

102 Pago de Valdoneje, Bierzo, Spain, 2009 36

Cairanne Domaine Boisson, Côtes du Rhône Villages, France, 2009 40

Saumur, Domaine du Falloux, Cabernet Franc , Loire, France, 2003 44

Crozes-Hermitage, Martinelles, France, 2009 49

153 Hautes Côtes de Nuits, Bertagna, “Les Dames Huguettes”, Burgundy, France, 2008 53

110 Les Douves de La Tour Carnet, Haut-Médoc, France, 2000 58

231 Ferrari Carano Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, California, 2006 66

Priorat, Grand Clos, J.M. Fuentes Spain, 2001 79

193 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Domaine Vieux Télégraphe, France, 2006 112

335 Côtes Rôtie, Ogier, France, 2003 112

*Sunday 1/3 discount not applicable

**Some of these wines are available only in limited quantity

Half Bottles

Champagne

Moët & Chandon, ‘Impérial’, Champagne, France, N.V., (187 ml.) 28.00

402 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Brut ‘Yellow Label’, France, N.V. 53.00

404 Heidsieck, ‘Monopole Blue Label’, Brut, France, N.V. 47.00



White

408 Pinot Grigio, Tiefenbrunner, Venezie, Italy, 2009 18.00

416 Riesling Trimbach, Alsace, France, 2007 25.00

406 Rully, D’Allaines, Burgundy, France, 2007 25.00

405 Pouilly-Fumé, Cailbourdin, ‘Les Cris’ Loire, France, 2009 26.00

414 Sonoma Cutrer, Chardonnay, Russian River, California, 2008 27.00

409 Chablis, F. & O. Savary, Burgundy, France, 2008 27.00

415 Tokay Pinot Gris, P. Blanck Alsace, France, 2008 32.00

420 Gewurztraminer, P. Blanck, Alsace, France, 2009 33.00

413 Leitz, Riesling Spätlese, Rudesheimer-Magdalenenkreuz, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany, 2008 33.00

410 Vouvray, Huet, ‘Haut Lieu’ Sec, Loire, France, 2009 39.00

411 Grgich Hills, Fume Blanc, Napa, California, 2009 41.00

424 Grgich Hills, Chardonnay, Napa, California, 2008 52.00

412 Chassagne Montrachet, Abbaye de Morgeot Premier Cru, Burgundy, France, 200608 56.00



Red

511 Chianti Classico, Fèlsina ‘Berardenga’, Tuscany, Italy, 2008 30.00

509 Cristom Pinot Noir ‘Mt. Jefferson’, Willamette, Oregon, 2009 35.00

502 Qupé Syrah, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, 2007 39.00

513 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Clos de Mt. Olivet, Rhône, France, 2008 42.00

504 Talley Pinot Noir, Arroyo Grande Valley, California, 2007 44.00

515 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel, ‘Lytton’, Sonoma, California, 2008 45.00

503 Bergstrom Pinot Noir Reserve, ‘Cumberland’, Willamette, Oregon, 2008 47.00

506 Ramey Claret, Napa, California, 2007 49.00

510 Rioja Reserva, Lopez Heredia, Viña Tondonia, 2001 50.00

508 Gevrey-Chambertin ‘La Justice’, Antonin Guyon, Burgundy, France, 2008 52.00

514 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, California, 2008 58.00

517 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Domaine Vieux Télégraphe, France, 2008 69.00

521 Barbaresco ‘Pajé’, Roagna, Piedmont, Italy, 2004 75.00

512 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Allegrini, Veneto, Italy, 2005 76.00

519 Shafer 1.5 Cabernet, Stags Leap, California, 2008 78.00

507 Quintessa, Cabernet Blend, Rutherford, California, 2007 110.00

Champagne and Sparkling Wines

Small Bottles

Moët & Chandon, ‘Impérial’, Champagne, France, N.V., 187 ml. 28.00

402 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Brut ‘Yellow Label’, Champagne, France, N.V., 375 ml 53.00

404 Heidsieck, ‘Monopole Blue Label’, Brut, Champagne, France, N.V., 375 ml. 47.00



Non-Vintage

Domaine Collin, Crémant de Limoux, Cuvée Tradition, France N.V. 36.00

Cava, Albet i Noya Brut, Penedes, Spain N.V. 46.00

9 Chandon, Moët & Chandon, Blanc de Noir, California, N.V. 49.00

16 Claude Genet, Brut Blanc de Blanc, Champagne, N.V. 69.00

6 Moutard, Brut ‘Grand Cuvée’, Champagne, N.V.. 70.00



The economic model for Champagne is what in Burgundy is known as the ‘negociant’ system. The great houses (the ‘Grand Marquees’) buy the vast majority of their grapes or juice from thousands of small landholders/growers and then maintain a house style though the blending of these many, many sources. Both the Claude Genet and the Moutard-Diligent families are growers and producers who offer a Champagne that they have grown and made themselves. ‘Grower Champagne’, as it is called, enable the winemaker to control all stages of the process, from cultivation of the vine to bottling, creating what many observers feel is a more interesting, hand-crafted product. The Moutard is made from 100% Pinot Noir, it’s big and full-flavored but at the same time, very elegant. The Genet is 100% Chardonnay. Great values for the price.

17 Heidsieck, ‘Monopole Blue Label’, Brut, Champagne, France, N.V. 72.00

10 Moët & Chandon, Brut ‘Imperial’, Champagne, France, N.V. 80.00

7 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Brut ‘Yellow Label’, Champagne, France, N.V. 100.00

00 Bollinger, ‘Special Cuvée’, Champagne, France, N.V. 104.00

4 Moët & Chandon, Brut Rosé, Champagne, France, N.V. 115.00

11 Laurent-Perrier, Rosé Brut, Champagne, France, N.V. 144.00



Vintage

15 Domaine Carneros, Taittinger, Napa, California, 2006.. 55.00

13 Moët & Chandon, ‘Millésime Blanc’, Champagne, France, 2000 132.00

2 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Champagne, France, 2002 125.00

3 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Rosé, Champagne, France, 2004 138.00

Tête de Cuvée

12 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, ‘La Grande Dame’,

Champagne, France, 1998 260.00

5 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, ‘La Grande Dame’,

Champagne, France, 1995 290.00

14 Moët & Chandon, ‘Dom Pérignon’, Champagne, France, 2002 250.00



White Wines

Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc

39 Alan Scott, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2010 39.00

34 Vouvray ‘Sec’, Champalou, Loire, France, 2009 43.00

Although not much grown in the U.S., in the limestone vineyards of Vouvray and Savennieres, the Chenin Blanc grape makes some of the finest, most long-lasting white wines in France. These wines are a perfect alternative to Chardonnay; rich but elegant with a bouquet of orange flowers, honey, caramel and green apple. Didier Champalou owns a small domaine, using sustainable agriculture to produce a range of styles: from the dry ‘sec’ to the sweet and honeyed ‘moelleux’.

Collio, Venica ‘Ronca del Cerò, Sauvignon, Italy, 2010 43.00

22 Pouilly Fumé, Cailbourdin, ‘Cuvée de Boisfleury’, Loire, France, 2009 45.00

29 Sancerre, Domaine Lauverjat, Loire, France, 2010 49.00

35 Savennieres, ‘Les Clos Sacrés ’, Nicholas Joly, Loire, France, 2006 78.00

54 Savennieres, ‘Clos De la Bergerie’, Nicholas Joly, Loire, France, 2005 85.00

27 Vouvray, Huet ‘Haut-Lieu’ Sec, Loire, France, 2010 59.00

71 Cloudy Bay, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2010 66.00

32 Grgich Hills, Fumé Blanc, Napa, California, 2009 67.00

28 Illumination Sauvignon Blanc, Huneeus Vintners, Rutherford, Ca. 2010 84.00



Riesling

74 Kuentz-Bas ‘Tradition’, Alsace, France, 2009 45.00

69 Marcel Deiss, Alsace, France, 2008 56.00

77 Schloss Reinhartshausser, ‘Erbach Schlossberg’ Monoploe, Rheingau, Germany, 2007 63.00

84 Leitz, ‘Rüdesheimer Berg Rottland’, Spätlese, Rheingau, Germany, 2009 66.00

51 Gunderloch, ‘Rothenberg Nackenheim’, Spätlese, Reinhessen, Germany, 2005 78.00

81 Trimbach, Cuvée Frédéric Émile, Alsace, France, 2004 81.00

Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, and Others

66 Vassiliou, ‘Ambelones’, Koropi, Greece, 2009 32.00

73 Trimbach, Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France, 2008 34.00

97 Fillaboa, Rias Baixas, Alberino, Spain, 2009 36.00

85 Muri Gries Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige, Italy, 2010 38.00

67 Adelsheim Pinot Gris, Willamette, Oregon, 2010 40.00

92 Trimbach, Pinot Gris Reserve, Alsace, France, 2007 45.00

47 Cantina Tramin Gewürztraminer, Alto Adige, Italy, 2008 51.00

78 Lopez-Heredia, Viña Gravonia, Rioja, Spain, 2001 58.00

38 Schiopetto Pinot Grigio, Collio, Italy, 2009 59.00

26 Paul Blanck, Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France, 2009 66.00

White Wines

Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Grüner Veltliner and Others (Continued)

87 Ostertag Pinot Gris, ‘Fronholz’, Alsace, France, 2005 70.00

80 Ossian Verdejo, Rueda, Spain, 2008 75.00

82 Pierre Sparr Gewürztraminer Reserve, Alsace Fr., 2008 78.00

83 Marcel Deiss, Gewürztraminer, Alsace, France, 2004 80.00

Viognier and Other Rhône Varietals

42 ‘Hermit Crab’, D’Arenberg, McClaren Vale, Australia, 2009 34.00

79 Viognier, Triennes, ‘Sainte Fleur’, Vin de Pays du Var, France, 2009 45.00

95 ‘Conundrum’, Caymus, California, 2009 63.00

58 Hemitage Blanc, J.L. Chave, France, 2004 270.00

Chardonnay

United States

18 Calera, Central Coast, California, 2009 38.00

21 Sonoma-Cutrer, ‘Russian River Ranches’, Sonoma Coast, California, 2010 47.00

23 Lynmar, Russian River, California, 2009 59.00

75 Hanzell ‘Sebella’, Sonoma, 2009 73.00

90 Ramey, Sonoma Coast, California, 2008 80.00

46 Jordan, Russian River, California, 2009 83.00

31 Shafer, Red Shoulder Ranch, Carneros, California, 2009 95.00

48 Flowers, Sonoma Coast, California, 2008 97.00

65 Evening Land ‘La Source’, Seven Springs, Eola-Amity Hills, 2009................... 105.00

93 Evening Land ‘Summum’, Seven Springs, Eola-Amity Hills, 2007 150.00



The Oregon wines of Evening Lad Vineyards are made under the guidance of Dominique Lafon, one of the most esteemed winemakers in Burgundy His Domaine Lafon wines are so sought after that they are almost impossible to buy. (Meursaults, La Montrachet, Volnay) In his collaboration with Evening Land, Lafon brings to bear his deep knowledge of the cultivation and vinification of the Chardonnay and Pinot vines. At Evening Land’s Seven Springs vineyard, Lafon has taken a traditional approach to the ‘terroir’, analyzing each parcel for it’s unique qualities and bottling three levels of distinction based on the Burgundian system ‘Village’, ‘Premier Cru’ and ‘Grand Cru’.

94 Littorai, Thieriot, Sonoma Coast, California, 2007 105.00

50 Kistler ‘McCrea Vineyard’, California, 2008 112.00

45 Peter Michael ‘Belle Côte’, Sonoma, California, 2009 116.00

49 Peter Michael ‘La Carrière’, Sonoma, California, 2009 116.00

White Wines

Burgundy, France

98 Chablis ‘Fourchaume’ Premier Cru, Savary, 2009 63.00

55 Rully ‘La Pucelle’ Premier Cru, Briday, 2009 60.00

60 Santenay ‘Clos de Tavannes’, V. Girardin, 2005 65.00

59 St. Romain ‘Sous La Velle’, Dom. Buisson, 2006 66.00

36 Viré Clessé, Bret Brothers, ‘La Verchère’, 2009 67.00

91 Meursault, Pascale Doney, 2008 68.00

40 Pernand-Vergelesses ‘Sous Frétille’ Premier Cru, Antonin Guyot, 2008 71.00

62 Chassagne-Montrachet ‘Les Masures’, Jean Noel Gagnard, 2008 85.00

53 Chassagne-Montrachet ‘Les Blanchots Dessous’, Coffinet-Duvernay, 2008 87.00

43 Chablis, François Raveneau, 2009 92.00

57 Chassagne-Montrachet ‘Morgeot’ Premier Cru, Jean Noel Gagnard, 2008 110.00

64 Chassagne-Montrachet ‘Dent de Chien Premier Cru’, Coffinet-Duvernay, 2008 112.00

63 Puligny-Montrachet, Domaine Leflaive, 2007 139.00

99 Puligny-Montrachet ‘Les Pucelles’ Premier Cru, Antonin Guyon, 2008 150.00

89 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, Louis Latour, 2004 *160.00

52 Chablis ‘Montée de Tonnerre’ Premier Cru, François Raveneau, 2004 *190.00

37 Chablis ‘Montée de Tonnerre’ Premier Cru, François Raveneau, 2009 *190.00

86 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, Bonneau de Martray, 2008 192.00

88 Puligny-Montrachet ‘Clavoillon’ Premier Cru, Domaine Leflaive, 2007 *220.00

561 Le Montrachet Grand Cru, Domaine Baron Thenard, 2006 295.00



Rosés

Beringer, White Zinfandel, Napa, California, 2004 25.00

‘Corail’ Château de Roquefort, Côtes de Provence, France, 2010 39.00

Cantalupo ‘Il Mimo’ Nebbiolo, Le Colline Novaresi, Italv 42.00





The village of Chambolle in the Côte Nuits, Burgundy

Red Wines

Gamay

156 St. Amour, Domaine des Billards, Barbet, Beaujolais, France, 2009 42.00



Pinot Noir

Burgundy, France

Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise

125 Chorey-Les-Beaune ‘Clos Margot’, Jean-Luc Dubois, 2008 54.00

114 Givry, Chofflet-Valdenaire, 2009 55.00

221 Rully ‘Champs Cloux’ Premier Cru, Briday, 2008 60.00

131 Volnay ‘Santenots’ Premier Cru, Thierry et Pascal Matrot, 2007 73.00

140 Auxey-Duresses, ‘La Chapelle’, Fafouge, 2009 75.00

238 Volnay ‘Clos des Chênes Premier Cru, Nicolas Potel, 2004............................ 89.00

202 Pommard ‘Les Épenots’ Premier Cru, François Gaunoux, 2003 *120.00

147 Corton ‘Les Maréchaudes’ Grand Cru, Prince Florent de Merode, 2004 *135.00

302 Corton ‘Les Grandes Lolières’ Grand Cru, Bertagna, 1996 *155.00

Côte de Nuits and Hautes-Côtes de Nuits

113 Côte de Nuits-Villages, Louis Jadot ‘Vaucrain’, 2008 49.00

171 Côte de Nuits-Villages, ‘Croix Viollette’, Frédéric Magnien, 2008 66.00

217 Gevrey-Chambertin ‘La Justice’, Antonin Guyon, 2008 92.00

272 Chambolle-Musigny ‘Aux Echange’ Premier Cru, Potel, 2003.......... .112.00

195 Chambolle-Musigny A. F. Gros, 1996............................................................ 118.00

354 Chambolle-Musigny ‘Les Baudes’ Premier Cru, Jadot, 2002 125.00

358 Vosne-Romanée ‘Les Beaux Monts’ Premier Cru, Bertagna, 2008 148.00

311 Vosne-Romanée ‘Clos des Réas’ Premier Cru, Michel Gros, 2002 *175.00

301 Vosne-Romanée ’Les Chaumes’ Premier Cru, Camille Giroud, 1993 *203.00

303 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Domaine Dujac, 2004 *240.00



Red Wines
United States

California

115 Mahoney, Carneros, 2007 55.00

124 Melville, Estate ‘Verna’s’, Santa Barbara, 2009 60.00

148 Kent Rasmussen, Carneros, 2007 68.00

130 Gary Farrell, Russian River, 2008 88.00

225 Sanford, ‘La Rinconada’, Santa Rita Hills, 2007 91.00

216 Failla ‘Occidental Ridge’, Sonoma Coast, 2005 105.00

103 Evening Land Winery, Occidental Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, 2008 114.00

313 Littorai, ‘The Pivot’, Sonoma Coast, 2008 115.00

211 Littorai, ‘Hirsch’, Sonoma Coast, 2006 118.00

Oregon


100 Stafford Hill, Holloran, Eola-Amity Hills, 2009 45.00

145 A to Z, Oregon, 2009 46.00

232 St. Innocent, Villages Cuvée, Willamette, 2009 55.00

271 Westrey, Willamette, 2009 57.00

165 Evening Land Pinot Noir, 2009 59.00

112 Evening Land ‘Seven Springs’, Eola-Amity Hills, 2009 82.00

348 Evening Land ‘Seven Springs-La Source’, Eola-Amity Hills, 2009 116.00

167 St. Innocent ‘Momtazi’, Willamette, 2009 81.00

144 Cristom ‘Sommer’s Reserve’ Willamatte, 2007 85.00

180 Bergstrom ‘Shea’, Yamhill-Carlton, 2009 98.00

227 Soter, ‘Mineral Springs Ranch’, Yamhill-Carlton, 2008 109.00

270 Soter ‘Beacon Hill’, Yamhill-Carlton, 2006 120.00

275 Domaine Serene, ‘Evenstad Reserve’, Willamette, 2007 125.00

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Red Wines

Rhône Varietals

France

Northern Rhône: Syrah

149 St. Joseph, Courbis, 2007 53.00

206 Crozes-Hermitage, ‘Silène’ J.L. Chave, 2008 54.00

199 St. Joseph, ‘Offerus’, J.L. Chave, 2007 63.00

132 Cornas, Frank Balthazar ‘Cuvèe Casimir’, 2007 65.00

223 St. Joseph, Domaine Faury, 2006 70.00

335 Côtes Rôtie, Ogier, 2003 112.00

315 Côtes Rôtie, Patrick Jasmin, 2005 *125.00

330 Hermitage, J.L. Chave, 2007 *300.00

Southern Rhône and Languedoc: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, etc.

174 Corbieres, St. Jean Ginestre, ‘Vieillies Vignes’, 2009 36.00

198 Rasteau, St. Gayan Côte du Rhône Villages, 2009 37.00

If you like Rhône wines, this is a real bargain. In Rasteau, St Gayan has a predominance of old vines, leading to enormous power and concentration. Tthe Mediterranean garrigue soil here particularly suits Mourvèdre, one of the old local varieties. The rich, funky, dark Mourvedre is a a perfect compliment when blended with the lighter, more graceful Grenache. Gayan’s Rasteau is 70% Grenache with 30% Mourvedre. Real complexity and style.

127 Cairanne, Catherine Le Goeuil, ‘Cuvée Léa Felsch’, 2007 40.00

200 Minervois ‘La Livinière’, Château Maris, 2008 47.00

134 Vacqueyras, Domaine de la Charbonnière, 2007 54.00

117 Gigondas, Bertrand Stehelin, 2005 61.00

230 Gigondas, Domaine du Pesquier, 2007 63.00

215 Bandol, Domaine Le Galantin, ‘Longue Garde’, 2000 75.00

A very special wine from a very special place: the Bandol vineyards are right on the Mediterranean coast just east of Marseille. The constant heat of the southern sun is mellowed by the relentless sea winds washing the shores. Le Galantin’s vineyards are planted on south facing terraces known locally as “restanques”. Celine Pascal has taken over the winemaking from her father at this tiny estate: only four thousand cases of red Bandol are produced annually. Of that, the “Longue Garde” is the most remarkable. Made only in the best vintages, it is cellared until deemed ready: the 2000 is the current release. The Mourvèdre grape is of course known for its long, and slow, aging potential. Very few estates anywhere, even the largest and richest, show that kind of principled dedication to quality.

The result is a monumental wine with layer upon layer of flavor, dark, musky, perfumed. One would need to be another Baudelaire to find the right language.

175 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Moulin Tacussel, 2001 84.00

323 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Pierre Usseglio, 2008 88.00

305 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Domaine du Banneret, 2008 98.00



Red Wines
Rhône Varietals (Continued)

Southern Rhône (Continued)

268 Bandol, Domaine Tempier, ‘La Migoua’, 2006 100.00

336 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, ‘Cuvée du Quet’ Mas de Boislauzon, 2001 116.00

179 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Domaine Vieux Télégraphe, 2007 135.00

185 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel, 2009.................................. *145.00

371 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel, 1995.................................. *195.00

334 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, La Nerthe, ‘Cuvée des Cadettes’, 2000 *175.00

327 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, Henri Bonneau, ‘Cuvée Marie Beurrier’, 2003 *250.00



United States

239 Qupé Syrah, Central Coast, 2008 42.00

191 ‘Cote de Tablas’, Tablas Creek, Paso Robles, 2009 48.00

257 Qupé Syrah, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, 2008 62.00

164 ‘Esprit de Beaucastel’, Tablas Creek, Paso Robles, 2008 88.00

139 Failla Syrah, ‘Estate Vineyard’, Sonoma Coast, 2006 100.00

133 Martinelli Syrah, “Terra Felice”, Russian River, 2004 117.00

137 Shafer ‘Relentless’ Syrah, Napa, 2006 120.00

197 Behrens & Hitchcock, ‘Homage to Ed Oliveira’ Syrah,

Alder Springs Vineyard, Mendocino, 2003 140.00

367 Lillian Syrah, Amity, Oregon, 2006 165.00

342 Sine Qua Non, ‘Pictures’ Grenache, California, 2007 *325.00

333 Sine Qua Non, ‘The Line’ Grenache, California, 2008 *350.00

Australia

135 D’Arenberg, ‘Footbolt’, McLaren Vale, 2008 44.00

172 Torbreck, ‘Woodcutter’s Shiraz’, Barossa, 2009 55.00

169 Torbreck, ‘The Steading’, Barossa, 2007 85.00




Red Wines

Spanish: Tempranillo, Garnacha and Others

204 Montsant, Buil & Giné, 17-XI, 2007 40.00

242 Castilla, Pinuaga Tempranillo, Spain, 2008 51.00

Untill recently, the wines of central Spain, south of Rioja and Ribera, were mostly considered rough and rustic; maybe to be enjoyed at a local tavern, but not worth shipping out of the region. Like so much about Spanish wines, that has all changed and the Pinuaga is a great example. Made just outside Toledo from vineyards surrounded by Mediterranean oak forests, it’s a perfect balance between the modern and traditionally artisanal methods. Powerful and classy at the same time.

177 Ribera del Duero, ‘Viña Pedrosa’, Pérez Pascuas, 2007 52.00

269 Priorat, Embruix de Vall Llach, 2006 54.00

154 Toro, ‘Dehesa La Granja’, Bodegas Fernández, 2004 56.00

233 Rioja, Artadi Viñas de Gain, 2007 58.00

136 Priorat, ‘Joan Giné’, Buil & Giné, 2006 60.00

129 Ribera del Duero, Pesquera, Crianza, 2007 66.00

In 1972, Alejandro Fernandez founded his own winery, a tiny operation with a 16th century winepress. Between then and today, Fernandez has brought winemaking in central Spain into the modern world and his reliance solely on Tempranillo, unlike his rivals at Vega Sicilia, has shown that this native Spanish vine can stand on its own. The Crianza, ages 18 months in American oak and 6 months in bottle, drinks well upon release. Not a heavy wine, balance and grace are emphasized.

116 Rioja Gran Reserva, CVNE Viña Real, 2004 78.00

159 Tudela del Duero, Mauro, 2008 80.00

163 Ribera del Duero Reserva, Pago de Los Capellanes, 2002 83.00

220 Ribera del Duero, Hacienda Monasterio, 2007 84.00

142 Rioja Gran Reserva, Senorio de P. Pecina, 2001 87.00

359 Toro, Pintia, 2006 98.00

366 Ribera del Duero, Aalto PS, 2006 106.00

369 Priorat, Clos Mogador, 2003 132.00

304 Rioja Grand Reserva, Lopez-Heredia ‘Viña Bosconia’, 1991 142.00

357 Rioja Grand Reserva, Lopez-Heredia ‘Viña Tondonia’, 1981 198.00

340 Ribera de Duero, Vega Sicilia, Tinto ‘Valbuena 5 Ano’, 2003 *225.00



Red Wines
Italian Varietals

Piedmont

205 Dolcetto, Domenico Clerico, ‘Visadi’, Langhe, 2008 42.00

196 Nebbiolo Langhe, La Spinetta, ‘Vignetto Starderi’, 2008 63.00

The Rivetti family, having re-immigrated to Italy from Argentina, began La Spinetta in 1977, specializing in Moscato D’Asti. In1985, they created ‘Pin’, a revolutionary-for-it’s -time blend: a “Super-Piedmont” that became very highly regarded. Now having spread into Barolo and Barbaresco, they are considered one of the most dynamic winemakers in Piedmont. The ‘Nebbiolo Langhe’ is from young vines in the Barbaresco vineyard of Starderi and in a few more years the grapes from these vines will be producing Barbaresco. The pedigree is immediately obvious.

105 Barbaresco ‘Gaia Principe’, Prinsi 2003 84.00

256 Barbaresco ‘Bric Balin’ Moccagatta, 2007 95.00

378 Barolo ‘La Rocca é La Pira’, Roagna 2004 118.00

379 Barbaresco ‘Asili’, Roagna, 2004 139.00

380 Barolo ‘Sorano’, Ascheri, 1997 170.00

229 Barolo ‘Falleto’, Azineda Agricola Falletto di Bruno Giacosa, 2001 *175.00

374 Barbaresco ‘Asili’, Azienda Agricola Falletto di Bruno Giacosa, 2001 *200.00



Veneto

188 Valpolicella Classico Ripasso, ‘San Rocco’, Tedeschi, 2006 52.00

201 Valpolicella Classico Superiore, Tomasso Bussola, ‘TB', 2005 88.00

184 Amarone della Valpolicella, Zenato, 2007 121.00



Umbria

152 Rosso di Montefalco, Arnaldo Caprai, 2008 47.00

319 Sagrantino di Montefalco, Arnaldo Caprai ‘Collepiano’, 2004 90.00

Tuscany

192 Chianti Rufina, Selvapiana ‘Bucherchiale’ Riserva’ 2007 58.00

168 Rosso di Montalcino, Altesino, 2008 61.00

226 Brunello di Montalcino, Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona, 2007 92.00

265 ‘Promis’ Ca’ Marcando, Angelo Gaja, Toscana IGT, 2008 95.00

228 Guidalberto, Tenuta San Guido, Bolgheri, 2008 110.00

325 Brunello di Montalcino, Antinori, ‘Pian Delle Vigne’, 2005 140.00

234 Guado al Tasso, Antinori, Bolgheri Superiore, 2006 165.00

331 Ornellaia, Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia, Bolgheri Superiore, 2007 250.00

Red Wines
Italian Varietals

Campania and Basilicata

203 Irpinia Aglianico, ‘Tarí’ Antonio Caggiano, Campania, 2008 39.00

157 ‘Camarato’, Villa Matilde, Falerno del Massico, Campania, 2001 82.00

267 Taurasi, Molettieri ‘Vigna Cinque Querce’, Campania, 2004 94.00

314 Terra di Lavoro, Galardi, Campania, 2008 123.00

310 ‘Serpico’, Dei Feudi di San Gregorio, Irpinia Aglianico, Campania, 2001 125.00

121 Montevetrano, Silvia Imparato, Colli di Salerno, 2005 130.00

Not too long ago, a revolution occurred in the Italian wine world, with winemakers in out of the way villages all across the peninsula began to challenge the established dominance of Piedmont and Tuscany. Montevetrano was an important part of these changes. The winery began when a young Roman photographer inherited a small estate in the hills southeast of Naples and found an unknown Umbrian winemaker to take charge. From the Cabernet, Merlot and indigenous Aglianico already growing on the land, he created the wine that did more than any other to give impetus to this explosion of the Italian wine scene. The winemaker, Riccardo Cotarella went on to build a reputation creating fascinating wines from little-before-known locations. Montevetrano has maintained its leadership and very high quality.

Sicily and Sardinia

123 Santadi, Carignano del Sulcis, ‘Grotta Rossa’, Sardinia, 2007 38.00

224 Valle Dell’ Acate, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Sicily, 2008 46.00

274 Rovitello, Benanti, Etna, Sicily, 2004 75.00

151 Nerello Mascalese, Benanti, ‘Monovitigni’, Etna, Sicily, 2001 75.00

The grandfather of Dr. Giuseppe Benanti planted vineyards on an old family farm located on the slopes of Mount Etna. Since the late eighties, the Benantis have dedicated themselves to producing world-class wines using the traditional vines and methods of the Etna region. They have been instrumental in the revival of two local varietals: the Nerello Mascalese and the Nerello Cappuccio, grown in the traditional ‘alberello’, free-standing bush method. These two vines have a Lennon-McCartney type affinity; one dark and tannic the other juicy and graceful.

208 ‘Korem’, Argiolas, Isola dei Nuraghi, Sardinia, 2005 80.00

317 ‘Rosso del Conte’, Tasca D’Almerita, Contea di Scalfani, Sicily, 2004 95.00

In every sense an aristocrat, the Rosso de Conte comes from the vast estate south of Palermo, of the Tasca D’Almerita family, which dates to the early 1800’s. The modern wines we know today owe their existence to Count Guiseppe Tasca, who, in the nineteen-fifties, single-handedly, began the modernization of the wine making in Sicily. He was willing to forego quantity for the sake of quality. Open to innovation, at the same time, he based his flagship wine ‘Rosso del Conte’, created in the early seventies, on the Nero d‘Avola grape indigenous to Sicily and threatend by the popularity of the ‘international’ varieties. Experimentation, innovation and, at the same time, a deep respect for tradition all go hand in hand in the aristocratic traditions of the island, that has given us the likes of Luigi Pirandello and Guiseppe Tommasi di Lampedusa. the author of ‘The Leopard’. The wine is unique; earthy and ethereal; a character all its own.

Red Wines



At the Tasca D’Almerita estate, Sicily, date unknown


Zinfandel

183 Cline, California, 2009 32.00

119 Thomas Henry, Sonoma, 2009 45.00

261 Joel Gott ‘Mohr-Fry Ranches’, Lodi, 2008 48.00

210 Turley ‘Juvenile’, California, 2009 51.00

104 Bucklin ‘Bambino’ Old Hill Ranch, Sonoma, California, 2009 63.00

262 Seghesio ‘Home Ranch’, Alexander Valley, California, 2008 75.00

218 Rosenblum Cellars, ‘Rockpile Road’, Rockpile, California, 2008 78.00

118 Ridge, ‘Lytton Springs’, Sonoma, California, 2008 85.00

138 Outpost, Howell Mountain, California, 2008 95.00



Established only in 1998, Outpost Wines is a 40 acre estate, 2000 ft. up Howell Mountain and dedicated to developing wines, especially Zinfandels, true to this marvelous piece of land. Ehran Jordan, formerly of Turley Vineyards, was the original winemaker, but now acts as consultant; the wines still show a distinct family resemblance to Turley. Burly, ultra-concentrated, loads of fruit but additionally, with the tannic structure and focus found in Howell Mountain productions.

108 Martinelli ‘Vellutini Ranch’, Russian River, California, 2009 105.00

341 Turley ‘Uberroth’, Paso Robles, California, 2009 118.00

Merlot

Italy

266 Vistorta, Conte Brandolini d’Adda, Friuli, 2008 58.00



Red Wines

United States

122 Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2007 45.00

120 Raymond, ‘Reserve’, Napa, California, 2006 56.00

150 L’Ecole #41, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2006 60.00

245 Shafer, Napa, California, 2008 96.00

247 Plumpjack, Napa, California, 2009 105.00

241 Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa, California, 2008 110.00

Malbec

Argentina

146 Pascual Toso Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2009 38.00

160 Pascual Toso, Barrancas Vineyard, Reserve, Mendoza, 2009 46.00

264 Achaval Ferrer, Mendoza, Argentina, 2010 51.00

222 De Angeles ‘Viña 1924’ Mendoza, Argentina, 2008 52.00
France

235 Cahors, Clos La Coutale, 2008 40.00

273 Cahors, Clos de Gamot, 2002 54.00

Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-Style Blends

Bordeaux, France

Haut-Médoc and Pessac, The Left Bank

110 Les Douves de La Tour Carnet, Haut-Médoc, 2000 58.00

126 Château Cambon-La Pelouse, Haut-Médoc, 2006 60.00

246 Château Larrivet Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan, 2005 88.00

161 Château Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc, 2005 93.00

143 Château Sociando-Mallet, Haut-Médoc, 2003.............................................. 112.00

324 Château Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac, 2004 98.00

377 Réserve de la Comtesse, Pauillac, 2006 105.00

329 Château Pontet Canet, Pauillac, 2001 126.00

375 Domaine Pape Clément, Pessac-Leognan, 2007 128.00

376 Château Leoville-Poyferré, St.Julien, 2006 135.00

312 Château Leoville-Poyferré, St.Julien, 2005 235.00

318 Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Leognan, 2005 148.00

364 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac, 2004 214.00



Red Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-Style Blends

Bordeaux, France (Continued)

Pomerol and Saint Émilion, The Right Bank

166 Château Graves de Peyroutas, St. Émilion 2007 48.00

162 Château Rocher Corbin, Montaigne St. Émilion, 2005 57.00

158 Château Vieille Cure, Fronsac, 2001 68.00

219 Château Coutet, St. Émilion, 2006 70.00

176 La Fleur de Boüard, Lalande de Pomerol, 2005 96.00



Situated in the satellite appellation of Lelande de Pomerol, close to the borders of the famous Plateau of Pomerol and not far from Saint Emilion. The proprietor is also co-owner of Château Angélus, a First Great Classified Growth of Saint Emilion, where he has managed the estate and made the wine for 20 years. He has obviously set high standards and this wine has been gaining serious attention. A blend typical of the appellation: 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
243 3 de Valandraud, St. Emilion, 2008 102.00

326 Château Quinault L’Enclos, St. Émilion, 2005 110.00

320 Château Monbousquet, St. Emilion, 2004 118.00

356 Château Gaffelière, St. Émilion, 2004 122.00

309 Château L’Eglise Clinet, Pomerol, 1994 *275.00
United States

186 Benziger, Sonoma, California, 2007 48.00

189 Ex Libris, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2008 49.00

173 Trig Point, ‘Diamond Dust Vineyard’, Alexander Valley, California, 2007 50.00

178 Andrew Will, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2008 60.00

106 Beringer, Knights Valley, California, 2007 62.00

263 Bennett Lane ‘Maximus’, Napa, California, 2006 71.00

128 Honig, Napa, California, 2008 72.00

170 Cafaro, Napa, California, 2006 76.00

Before founding Cafaro Cellars in 1986, Joe Cafaro made wine at a number of the top small wineries in the Napa Valley: Chappellet, Acacia, Robert Sinskey, Oakville Ranch Vineyard and Dalla Valle.He found the vineyard site he was searching for on hillside land just south of Stags Leap. Today, all of Cafaro’s production comes from estate fruit and that production remains tiny; just 1425 cases of the 2003 Cabernet were released. Cafaro is adamant about the style of wine he strives to make: supple, capable of aging, elegant and balanced: a wine made to compliment a meal not over-power it. Foe me, it is a benchmark Napa wine. Too bad more California winemakers don’t have Cafaro’s good judgement.

141 Snowden ‘The Ranch’, Napa, California, 2008, 85.00

101 Benziger, ‘Signaterra, Three Blocks’, Sonoma, California, 2007 95.00

182 Faust, Napa, California, 2008 104.00



Red Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-Style Blends

United States (Continued)

209 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, ‘Artemis’, Napa, California, 2007 110.00

213 Joseph Phelps, Napa, California, 2008 112.00

212 Cade, ‘Napa Cuvée’, Napa, California, 2008 119.00

368 Corison, Napa, California, 2003 142.00

365 Benziger ‘Tribute’, Sonoma Mountain, California, 2006 148.00

The Tribute is Benziger’s showcase, meant to embody the very best of their production and, indeed, it demonstrates how this winery keeps getting better and better. The Benziger’s would attribute this to the biodynamic methods that they began adopting in 1997. One of only a few wineries in the US certified as such, it joins ranks with the likes of Nichoas Joly’s Coulée de Serrant, Domaine Leflaive and Chateau Beaucastel as some of the finest wines now using biodynamics. The wine shows tremendous character and a broad range of flavors: Mike Benziger says that wants each vintage to shine through with its own particular qualities, as opposed to creating a uniform “house style” year after year. It will be interesting in 10 years to taste them vertically.

307 Silver Oak, Alexander Valley, California, 2007 150.00

308 Silver Oak, Napa, California, 2007 198.00

316 Andrew Geoffrey, Diamond Mountain, California, 2001 155.00

111 Behrens & Hitchcock, ‘Les Chats du Monde’, Napa, California, 2002 160.00

339 Ridge, ‘Monte Bello Vineyards’, Napa, California, 2006 215.00

306 Ridge, ‘Monte Bello Vineyards’, Napa, California, 1992............................... *245.00

363 Staglin Family Vineyard, Rutherford, 2005 240.00

353 Joseph Phelps, ‘Backus’ Napa, California, 1995............................................ *228.00

372 Joseph Phelps, ‘Backus’ Napa, California, 1992............................................ * 240.00

322 Peter Michael, ‘Les Pavots’, Knights Valley, 2007 235.00

362 Quintessa, Napa, California, 2007 260.00

337 Insignia, Joseph Phelps, Napa, California, 2005 300.00

360 Insignia, Joseph Phelps, Napa, California, 1995........................................... *345.00

355 Shafer ‘Hillside Select’, Stag’s Leap District, California, 2005 275.00

Italy


228 Guidalberto, Tenuta San Guido, Bolgheri, 2008 110.00

A second label from Sassicaia, meant for younger drinking.

121 Montevetrano, Silvia Imparato, Colli di Salerno, 2005 130.00

234 Guado al Tasso, Antinori, Bolgheri Superiore, 2006 165.00

331 Ornellaia, Tenuta Dell’Ornellaia, Bolgheri Superiore, 2007 250.00



Sweet and Fortified Wines

Bottle (375 or 500 ml) Glass

Vidal-Fleury Muscat Beaumes-de-Venise, France 2007 40.00 12.00

Sauternes, Château Laribotte, France, 2006 (750 ml) 80.00 12.00

PMC Riesling TBA, Burgenland Austria (500 ML) 44.00 12.00

Banyuls, Domaine Du Mas Blanc, ‘Rimage’ France, 2007 48.00 13.00

Banyuls is a port-like, fortified wine made with the Grenache Noir grape. The fishing villages of Banyuls and Collioure, lying close to the Spanish border, were the haunts of painters at the turn of the 20th century, like Derain, Signac and Matisse, who, enchanted by the brilliant light, helped to create modern painting. It’s not hard to imagine them retreating from the heat of the day into the shade of a little café and sipping the local wine.

Muscat de Frontignan, Château de la Peyrade

‘Cuvee Thomas Jefferson’, Languedoc, France, 1998 44.00 12.00

‘Vin de Glaciere’, Pacific Rim, Riesling

Columbia Valley, Washington, 2007 38.00 13.00

Kracher Beerenauslesse, Burgenland, Austria, 2007 50.00 14.00

Ben Ryé, Donnafugata, Passito di Pantelleria, Italy, 2008 ....75.00 26.00

Sauternes, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, France, 2005 ….. 22.00

Dolce, Far Niente, Napa, California, 2005 125.00 40.00

Tokaji, Demeter, ‘Fobor’, Hungary, 2006…………………..100.00

Dessert Beer

Lindeman’s Lambic: Framboise (raspberry) or Pèche (peach), Belgium 10.00


Madeira


Blandy’s 15 year Malmsey 15.00

Rare Wine Co. Sercial ‘Charlestown Special Reserve’ 17.00

Barbeito Sercial, 1988 30.00

D’Oliveira Reserva, Boal 1968 50.00



Port

Fonseca Bin 27 10.00

Fonseca 10 Year Tawny 11.00

Sandeman 20 Year Tawny 18.00



Sandeman was founded in London in 1790 with an ageing cellar in Vila Nova de Gaia, the Portuguese town at the mouth of the Duero that served, and still serves, as the center of the trade in Port wines. Today, the wines of Port and Sherry are still certainly well respected but, unfortunately, too little consumed. They seem like left-overs from a very different time. Even devoted wine-lovers have forgotten them. One sip of this 20 Tawny and you think “Where have you been all my life!” A little sweet but, with a bright acidity, not in the least cloying: the definition of balance. All sorts of complexities and a finish that seems to last for days. A revelation.

Sweet and Fortified Wines

Port (Continued)

Graham’s 30 Year Tawny 28.00

Taylor Fladgate 30 year Tawny 29.00

Taylor Fladgate 40 year Tawny 40.00

Quinta do Infantdo Late Bottled Vintage, 2003 12.00

Fonseca, Late Bottled Vintage, 2003 13.00

Smith Woodhouse, Late Bottled Vintage, 1999 15.00

Fonseca ‘Guimaraens’ Vintage Port, 1998 (375 ml bottle) 48.00

Fonseca ‘Panscal’ Vintage Port, 2005 (375 ml bottle) 60.00

Warre Vintage Port, 2003 (375 ml bottle) 78.00



Sherry

Bodegas Hidalgo ‘La Gitana’ Manzanilla (dry) 9.00

Lustau ‘Jaraña’ Fino (dry) 9.00

Emilio Hidalgo ‘Gobernador’, Oloroso Seco (dry) 15.00

Lustau Oloroso Gran Reserva ‘Emperatriz Eugenia’ (dry) 12.50

Bodegas Tradición Amontillado, 30 Year (dry) 21.00

Sandeman ‘Royal Corregidor’ 20 Yr. Oloroso (semi-dry) 16.00

Lustau East India Oloroso (médium-sweet) 17.00

Sandeman ‘Armada’ Cream, Oloroso (medium-sweet) 9.00

Lustau ‘San Emilio’ Solera Reserva (sweet) 10.00



Emilio Hidalgo, Pedro Ximenez (sweet) 14.00

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Aging the wines in the Los Arcos bodega at Emilio Lustau

01/08/17

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