CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINES

113 Schramsberg J. Schram, Cremano (Sonoma) $78.00
Off-dry, with a trace of honey, pear and spice that finishes with a rich aftertaste.

114 Moët & Chandon, White Star Imperial, Extra Dry (France) $90.00
Rich and touch off-dry, exuding citrus and honey flavors on an easygoing frame.

120 Veuve Clicquot, “Yellow Label,” Brut (France) $110.00
A bench-setting Champagne, boasting almonds, honey and ginger flavors.

111 Louis Rogederer, Brut Premier (France) $110.00
Fresh fruit and hawthorn aromas with flavors of apples, pears, berries, and almonds.

109 Dom Perignon, Brut (France) $350.00
Rich, toasty, creamy, and elegant, with delicious nutty flavors that linger on the finish. Enormously concentrated.

SPARKLING & DESSERT WINES

110 Lunetta Prosecco (187mL) $11.00
Enticing Aromas of apple and peach give way to a palate that is refreshing and harmonious, with crisp fruit flavors and a clean finish.

112 Mionetti Moscato, Split (187ml) $11.00
Light sweet freshness.

028 Mumm, Cuvée Napa, Brut Prestige (187mL) $16.00
Nut, fig, pear, honey and lemon flavors. Well-balanced.

025 Candoni, Moscato $38.00
Fruity and fragrant with an excellent balance of sweetness and acidity.

024 Zonin Prosecco $38.00
Well-balanced and appealing, with the extremely delicate almond note.

044 Eldorado Noir $15.00/$60.00
Unique dessert wine made from Black Muscat grapes, dark, viscous purple color, with bright rose petal, blueberry and strawberry aromas and flavors that delight the palate.

HALF BOTTLES

033 Chardonnay, Grgich Hills (Napa Valley, CA) $40.00
Aromas of golden apple, pear, and citrus with notes of spice; ripe apple, melon, bright citrus and spices on the palate with crisp acidity and zesty mineral tones.

032 Pinot Girgio, Santa Margherita (Alto Adige, Italy) $35.00
Aromas of ripe pear and exotic tropical fruit, bound with hints of vanilla. Flavors of such guava, pineapple, and honeydew.

035 Barolo, “Tortoniano.” Michele Chiarlo (Piedmonte,Italy) $48.00
Complex aromas of mint, fennel, plum, and since introduce deep, rich, red currant flavors and rose petal and mint notes, balanced acidity, and silky tannins on the palate.

038 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silverado Winery (Napa, CA) $55.00
Rich and earthy with a leathery, mineral streak running through a plush core of black cherries, currants and sage.

031 Chianti Classico Reserva, Nozzole (Tuscany, Italy) $35.00
Attractive aromas of Christmas cake, with hints of spices and earthy notes. Medium-bodied with light yet silly tannins and lengthy, fruit finish.

109 Merlot, Clos du Bois (Sonoma, CA) $26.00
Generous and supple with a nice mouthful of spicy red cherry and plum flavors that linger on the finish.

035 Barolo “Tortoniano”, Michele Chiarlo V $49.00
Complex aromas of mint, fennel, plum, and spice introduce deep, rich red currant flavors with rose petal and mint notes, balanced acidity, and silky tannins on the palate.

039 Paraduxx, Duckhorn (Napa, CA) $58.00
Very intense and youthful with excellent structure. Big in the mouth with a long finish.

HOUSE WHITE BY THE GLASS

Glass/Bottle

009 Chardonnay, Stemmari (Sicily, Italy) $10.00/$38.00
Aromas of ripe pear and exotic tropical fruit, bound with hints of vanilla. Flavors of such guava, pineapple, and honeydew.

005 Chardonnay, Ferrari Carano (Alexander Valley, CA) $16.00/$60.00
Complex and concentrated with a lovely pear, apricot, tangerine ad melon flavors that gain in the opulence and pick up a pleasingly spicy note.

214 Chardonnay, Sonoma-Cutrer, (Russian River, Sonoma, CA) $15.00/$58.00
Tight and crisp, with a flinty edge to the narrow band of pear, spice and apricot, slowly unfolding to real more nuance and complexity.

004 Charddonay, Kendal Jackson (Sonoma, CA) $10.00/$38.00
Ripe and creamy, with juicy pear, apple, melon, and fig notes.

008 Pinot Grigio, Mezzacorona (Trentino, Italy) $9.00/$34.00
A light pleasantly refreshing texture with tangy fruit flavors and aromas of fresh minerals.

016 Riesling, Chateau Ste. Michelle (Washington) $9.00/$34.00
Juicy peach, ripe pear and melon, with subtle mineral notes.

402 Rose, Masi (Veneto, Italy) $10.00/$38.00
Intense aromas of just ripened berry fruit on the nose, especially raspberries and wild cherries, soft and well balanced with lively and refreshing acidity. Long and attractive finish.

012 Sauvignon Blanc, Infamous Goose (Marlborough, New Zealand) $11.00/$40.00
Fresh aromas and flavors of nectarine, peach and gooseberry are followed by fresh acidity and a clean, zesty refreshing finish.

006 Sauvignon Blanc, Nobilo (Marlborough, New Zealand) $11.00/$40.00
Balanced and harmonious this smooth-textured wine has a streak of grapefruit and pear flavors.

HOUSE RED BY THE GLASS

WINES BY THE GLASS

014 Chianti, Frescobaldi (Tuscany, Italy) $10.00/$38.00
Subtle medium-bodied Chianti, with plenty of dried cherry and blackberry characters.

015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Ste. Michelle (Washington) $13.00/$52.00
A power-packed wine showing ripe blackberries and toasted vanilla oak.

011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sterling Vitner’s Collection (Sonoma, CA) $12.00/$46.00
Rich aromas and flavors of black currant, plum and cassis, with hints of cocoa.

026 Dry Red Wine, Colosi (Sicily, Italy) $10.00/$36.00
Full bodied with rich flavors of dried and fresh cherries.

018 Malbec, The Seeker (Mendoza, Argentina) $10.00/$38.00
Smooth and robust, this blend offers fresh red fruit aromas, juicy and ripe black cherry flavors, and lingering, spicy finish.

017 Merlot, Bollini (Trentino, Italy) $10.00/$38.00
Fleshy, fragrant flavors of wild berries integrated with subtle spice and a mellow, medium body. Subtle, earthy, herbal notes.

019 Pinot Noir, Stemmari (Sicily, Italy) $11.00/$40.00
Emerging notes of matured fruits like blackberries, wild strawberries, cherries integrated with inklings of spice derived from the aging in the wooden barriques.

020 Sangiovese, Santa Cristina (Tuscany, Italy) $10.00/$38.00
A medium-bodied Italian red with raspberry flavors, a soft texture and light fruity finish.

013 Tuscan Blend, Banfi, Centine (Tuscany, Italy) $11.00/$42.00
Bright ruby-red, youthful wine that is intensely fruity.

023 Zinfandel “Old Vine,” St. Francis (Sonoma, CA) $14.00/$54.00
Ripe, smooth and full flavored with fried and cherry notes, dark and delicious.

ITALIAN WHITES

402 Rose, Masi (Fruili, Italy) $38
Intense aromas of just ripened berry fruit on the nose, especially raspberries and wild cherries, soft and well balanced with lively and refreshing acidity. Long and attractive finish.

408 Pinot Grigio, Santa Margherita (Alto Adige, Italy) $58
Clean, crisp fragrance with intense yet elegant hints of quince. Fresh, harmonious fruit set off by slight sweetness with a long finish full of delicate, tangy flavor.

401 Chardonnay, Bramito, Antinori (Tuscany, Italy) $55
A light straw yellow color with greenish highlights, the wine shows a rich bouquet of ripe fruit, particularly of apples and pineapple. On the palate, the light mineral notes are enriched by the vibrant savor and the spiciness.

403 Gave di Gavi, La Scolca, Black Label (Piemonte) $95
Pale straw in color with delicate greenish highlights. Intense lemon citrus fruit with floral and flinty notes on the nose. Medium bodied, with apple and more citrus fruit on the palate.

CHARDONNAY (DOMESTIC)

214 Sonoma-Cutrer, (Russian River, Sonoma, CA) $58
Tight and crisp, with a flinty edge to the narrow band of pear, spice and apricot, slowly unfolding to real more nuance and complexity.

005 Chardonnay, Ferrari Carano (Alexander Valley, CA) $60
Complex and concentrated with a lovely pear, apricot, tangerine ad melon flavors that gain in the opulence and pick up a pleasingly spicy note.

216 Stag’s Leap Cellars (Napa, CA) $64
Elegantly structured with modest creamy pear, fig, vanilla, nutmeg and butter notes finishing with a long, complex aftertaste.

211 Jordan (Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA) $70
A tightly focused rich array of complex flavors. Lots of smoke, toast, vanilla, tangerine, nectarine, and spicy pear flavors.

208 Far Niente, (Napa, CA) $98
A brilliantly crafted wine loaded with juicy pear, apple, spice, and citrus notes. Subtle background oak nuances with a guest of fruit and a long aftertaste.

SUPER-TUSCANS

915 Il Bruciato, Antinori, Guado al Tasso $78
Ruby red in color, Peppoli is characterized by notes of cherries and raspberries, and the aromatic profile is completed by nuances of violets and vanilla.

914 Il Borro, Il Borro Toscana Rossa
Big, rich red with loads of dark berries, spices, meaty aromas and flavors.

913 Il Borgo, Tenute del Cabreo $95
Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon; an aristocratic and velvety wine with notes of herbs, wild berries and leather.

927 Tignanello, Antinori $210
The original ‘Super-Tuscan!” Attractive plum, cherry, and berry aromas with a hint of toasted oak. Fine tannins and a long, complex finish. Delicious.

926 Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia $360
Complex aromas of minerals, berries, tobacco and shells, Full-bodied with well integrated tannins and a succulent, finished aftertaste.

DELICIOUS INTERNATIONAL REDS

704 Syrah, Francis Ford Coppola, Diamond Series (California) V $42.00
Generous aromas of black plums, raspberries, and fresh violets. Cedar, vanilla and licorice add depth. Dark chocolate and pepper spice highlight the long finish.

706 Tuscan Blend, Ferrari Carano, Siena (Sonoma) V $60.00
A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec with ripe and juicy plum, black cherry and cranberry flavors with spice and tight tannins on the finish.

709 Malbec, Alta Vista Terrior Selection (Mendoza) V $75.00
A blend of four vineyards showcasting the best terroirs of Mendoza/Spicy, fresh, ripr, fruit aromas, with lively acidity, great volume, soft tannins and a long finish.

711 Zinfandel, Cakebread, (Red Hills Lake County) V $75.00
Bright raspberry, black cherry and dark plum aromas complemented by intriguing earth, black pepper and milk chocolate scents. Pure, deeply concentrated black raspberry, cherry and blackberry flavors streaked with mineral and briary spice tones on the palate. Beautifully structured with a long, rich, chocolate-y finish.

710 Zinfandel, Robert Biale, Black Chicken (Napa) V $88.00
Inky and opaque with blackberry, raspberry and jammy boysenberry fruit perfumed with very fragrant spice and floral oak.

TRADITIONAL TUSCAN WINES

907 Chianti Classico, Cecchi Banfi (Tuscany, Italy) $46
Exotic cherries, raspberries, leather, and anise.

908 Chianti Classico Riserva, Antinori Pèppoli (Tuscany, Italy) $58
Ruby red in color, Peppoli is characterized by notes of cherries and raspberries, and the aromatic profile is completed by nuances of violets and vanilla.

906 Chianti Classico Riserva, Nozzole (Tuscany, Italy) $65
Attractive aromas of Christmas cake, with hints of spiced Medium-bodied with light yet silky tannins and fruity finish.

905 Chianti Classico Riserva, Antinori Tenute Marchese (Tuscany, Italy) $90
A delicious red with loads of raspberry and milk chocolate character. Medium-bodied with fine tannins and a pretty berry aftertaste.

912 Turlo, Tenuta di Salviano, (Umbria, Italy) $58
A rich pomegranate in color, the wine shows complex, intense ripe fruit aromas. This full-bodied wine is the Umbrian answer to the Super Tuscan.

919 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, La Braccessca (Tuscany, Italy) $68
Ripe berry fruit with a floral, mineral undertone. Medium-bodied tight, elegant finish.

904 Brunello di Montalcino, Castiglion del Bosco (Tuscany, Italy) $110
It is a wine with great personality. Ruby red with garnet reflections, the wine has a rich and intense nose of red berries with a persistent finish.

903 Brunello di Montalcino, Il Poggione (Tuscany, Italy) $150
Full-bodied and very soft with aromas of ripe fruit, berried and roasted meats.

CABERNET – MERLOT BASED BLENDS

707 Claret, Francis Ford Coppola, Diamond Series (California) V $52.00
Broad aromas of sandalwood and spice followed by layers of black currant, berry and dark chocolate with hints of sweet vanilla on the wine’s lengthy finish.

802 Ferrari Carano, Trésor, Reserve (Alexander Valley) V $110.00
Lots of up-front ripe black cherry, plum and wild berry flavors leading to a firm yet supple texture and finishing with depth and richness.

970 Duckhorn, Paraduxx (Napa) V $110.00
Solid tannic backbone structure with modest red plum and dried cherry flavors and a smooth finish.

806 Cain Cellars, Cain Five (Napa) V $180.00
A dark, rich style with leathery game notes and plenty of ripe currant and plum flavors.

702 Quintessa $225.00
Elegant, well-structured mouthfeel, with cherries, cassis, black pepper and vibrant plum flavors filling the palate. Very supple, with fine texture and firm structure, giving an approachable richness.

820 Opus One (Napa) V $345.00
An exquisite, complex, stylish wine wearing a cloak of earthy, leathery tannins around flavors of mineral, currant, earth and blackberry.

MERLOT

507 J. Lohr, Los Osos (Paso Robles, CA) $42
Simple and fruity, with a definite stamp of wood. Fresh and light, with exuberant cherry flavors and a dash of herbs.

504 Merlot, Ferrari Carano (Sonoma, CA) $60
Aromas of cherry cobbler, blackberry, caramel, and vanilla intricately woven with lingering flavors of baked berry pie, cinnamon and spice. This wine has a full mouthfeel, impressive length and velvety tannins.

513 Stag’s Leap Cellar (Napa, CA) $68
Distinctive for its candied cherry, plum, strawberry and berryish flavors and supple tannins and good length.

SOUTHERN ITALY & THE ISLANDS

121 Nero D’Avola, Stemmari (Sicily, Italy) $40
Intense and covered, notes of currant stick out, wild strawberries, and pomegranate. Soft and velvety. Distinct characteristics of fruitiness come forth.

126 Nero D’Avola, Planeta Noto (Sicily, Italy) $65
A lovely nose of mulberry and blackberry aromas lead way to a wine with vibrant acidity. Spice, balsamic notes and dark fruit elegantly mingle on the palate and lead way to a juicy finish.

123 Nero D’ Avola, Feudo Maccari, Saia (Sicily, Italy) $84
Lively and characteristics of Nero D’ Avola grown in the Noto area. Prune, seasoned pomegranate, cake of strawberry, carobs and fig preserve.

125 Terre Rare, Sella Mosca (Sardinia, Italy) $50
The round, enveloping palate doles out ripe black cherry, blackberry, cinnamon and white pepper, while firm, silky tannins provide the framework.

122 Primitivo, Tommasi Masseria Surani (Puglia, Italy) $50
Aromas suggest pencil shavings, resin and mature black fruit. The palate offers prune, dried blackberry and black pepper alongside grippy tannins.

PIEMONTE

932 Barbera d’Asti “Le Orme”, Michele Chiarlo V $56.00
Garnet in color, the wine is medium bodied and robust with rich, ripe cherries and earth on the nose and an elegant palate.

934 Barbera d’Alba, Pio Cesare V $58.00
Intense ruby color with notes of fresh ripe fruit in the nose. Flavors of cherry and chocolate with a long finish.

933 Barolo, Marchesi di Barolo V $110.00
Wonderful aromas of ripe fruit, from strawberries to cherries. Full-bodied with fine tannins and a ripe, rich finish.

930 Ca Marcanda Promis, Gaja $120.00
Delightful wine that combines the elegance and suppleness of merlot and syrah with the austerity of sangiovese

THE WINES OF NORTHEAST ITALY

919 Nebbiolo, Pertinace $50
Rich ruby color with violet highlights and concentrated notes of red berry and cherry. Well-balanced and complex with soft, velvety tannins that build within a structured, lingering finish.

932 Barbera d’Asti “Le Orme,” Michele Chiarlo $56
Complex aromas of prices and freshly cut flowers, light tannins, and a jammy full finish.

933 Barolo, Marchesi di Barolo $110
Wonderful aromas of ripe fruit, from strawberries to cherries. Full-bodied with fine tannins and a ripe, rich finish.

944 Campofiorin, Masi $50
With an intense, ruby-red color and violet traces, the wine shows generous, ripe aromas of plum and cherry jam, with hints of spice. Bold and rich flavors of bitter cherries and berry fruits stand out on the palate.

964 Palazzo del Torre, Allegrini $56
Dense and deep ruby red in color, loaded with luscious aromas of currant, blackberry and licorice.

942 Amarone della Valpolicella Costasera, Masi $125
Rich ruby color with violet highlights and concentrated notes of red berry and cherry. Well-balanced and complex with soft, velvety tannins that build within a structured, lingering finish.

948 Amarone, Zenato $140
A dark, rich wine with deep, smokey plum and chocolate fruit aromas. Very rich in fruit and very long on the palate.

932 Amarone, Bertani $195
Juicy and still quite young, with loads of vanilla and dried fruit flavors. Rich and well-rounded with great texture.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

830 Hilltop, J. Lohr (Paso Robles, CA) $60
Lots of up-front ripe black cherry, plum and wild berry flavors leading to a firm yet supple texture and finishing with depth and richness

803 Decoy, Duckhorn (Napa, CA) $65
Elegant with supple cear, plum and black cherry flavors of polish and finesse

844 Ferrari Carano (Napa, CA) $85
Aromas of blackberry jam, baking spices, pure maple syrup and black tea, this wine delights with rich delicious flavors of caramel, espresso and dark chocolate

827 Artemis Stag’s Leap (Napa, CA) $105
Sensuous aromas of rich, dark chocolate, black cherries, cassis and espresso immediately rise from the glass. As the wine opens, look for more subtle notes of violets, nutmeg, and truffles.

814 Jordan (Alexander Valley) $95
An eleant, graceful style, with ripe cherry, currant, green olive and bell pepper notes that are focused and well-mannered

833 Silver Oak (Alexander Valley) $135
Intense aromas of spice, tobacco, and leather with integrated flavors of black currant, cedar, tea and bitter chocolate

808 Caymus (Napa, CA) $145
Smooth, rich, polished, with an array of currant, anise, plu, and blackberry fruit. Pretty toasty ask nuances add depth and dimension on the finish.

829 Nickel & Nickel, CC Ranch (Napa, CA) $155
Explodes with dark red cherry jam, pomegranate, spices and new leather. Vanilla and toast from the French oak add warmth and flavor to linger on the palate

809 Caymus Special Select (Napa, CA) $250
Rich and concentrated, with layers of currant, mocha, black cherry, and wild berry fairly gushing at mid palate. The finish in long, rich, intricate.

987 Hillside Select, Shafer (Napa, CA) $370
Room-filling, energetic aromas of juicy, dark fruit and white flowers are completed by complex, youthful core-flavors of blackberry, cassis, and black cherry along with delicate herbs, graphite, and smoke. The wine is smooth and balanced as it moves through the mouth. The texture is seamless and light on its feet with classic Stags Leap District tannins

PINOT NOIR

019 Pinot Noir, Stemmari (Sicily, Italy) $40
Emerging notes of matured fruits like blackberries, wild strawberries, cherries integrated with inklings of spice derived from the aging in the wooden barriques.

607 Cherry Pie, Cherry Pie (CA) $58
jumps from the glass with aromas of raspberry, nutmeg, sandalwood and light smokiness, lifted by a floral note. Silky and delicate up front, with ripe acidity framing the rich, sweet flavors of red berries, red cherry and earth.

606 La Crema (Russian River, CA) $65
Bursting with flavor of black cherry, ripe plum, rich spice, plush tenure and structured tannins.

604 Elk Cove (Willamette Valley, OR) $75
Ripe and focused with black currant and blackberry flavor on a firm frame, shaded with savory notes that persist nicely and the well-formed finish.

609 Clark and Telephone, Bella Glos (Santa Barbara, CA) $95
intriguing aromas of sun-warmed blackberries, ripe plums, with hints of black licorice. A complexity of dark berry fruits unfold on the palate; blackberries and bing cherries along with dark chocolate flavors.

THESE HIGHLY ALLOCATED WINES HAVE BEEN PERSONALLY SELECTED BY GAETANO

981 Abstract, Orin Swift (Northern, CA) $78
As soon as a glass is poured, aromatic notes of Luxardo cherries, ripe black plums and raspberries billow, with intricate hints of coffee, mocha and caramel in the background.

982 Conundrum, Wagner Family (CA) $52
Rich and velvety aromas of floral notes with tones of lavender, dried berries and baking chocolate. Silky round entry with acid to balance the high fruit concentration.

706 Tuscan Blend, Ferrari Carano Siena (Sonoma, CA) $60
Smooth with a silky entry, ripe rich plum and black cherry fruit, light touches of space and oak, and a complex, fruiter aftertaste. Deftly balances and to drink.

801 Prisoner, Prisoner Wine Co. (Napa) $95
Persistent flavors of ripe raspberry, boysenberry, pomegranate, and vanilla linger harmoniously, for a smooth and luscious finish.

970 Paraduxx, Duckhorn (Napa, CA) $110
Solid tannic backbone structure with modest red plu, and dried cherry flavors and smooth finish.

702 Quintessa, (Napa, CA) $250
Elegant, well-structured mouthfeel, with herries, cassis, black pepper and vibrant plum flavors filling the palate. Very supple, with fine texture and firm structure, giving an approachable richness.

820 Opus One (Napa, CA) $345
An exquisite, complex, stylish wine wearing a cloak of earthy, leathery tannins around flavors of mineral, currant, earth and blackberry.