CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINES
113 Martini & Rossi, Asti (Italy) NV $42.00
Ripe peach and juicy apricot flavors with a soft gentle tanginess.
118 Schramsberg, J. Schram, Cremant (Napa) V $78.00
Off-dry, with a trace of honey, pear and spice that finishes with a rich aftertaste.
114 Moët & Chandon, White Star, Extra-Dry (Champagne, France) NV $90.00
Rich and a touch off-dry, exuding citrus and honey flavors on an easygoing frame.
115 Mumm, Cordon Rouge, Brut (Champagne, France) NV $90.00
Creamy brioche aromas with fig and pear flavors and a soft, elegant balance.
120 Veuve Clicquot, “Yellow Label”, Brut (Champagne, France) NV $110.00
A bench-setting Champagne, boasting almond, honey and ginger flavors.
111 Louis Roederer, Brut Premier (Champagne, France) NV $110.00
Fresh fruit and hawthorn aromas with flavors of apples, pears, berries and almonds.
116 Perrier-Jouët, Fleur de Champagne (Champagne, France) V $320.00
A grand, traditional Champagne in the best sense. Full-bodied, beautifully balanced and luxuriously smooth, offering complex accents of toasted almonds and fine fruits.
109 Dom Perignon, Brut (Champagne, France) V $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.
028 Mumm, Cuvée Napa, Brut Prestige (187mL) $15.00
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 that is typical of prosecco.
044 Eldorado Noir $15.00/$70.00
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.
036 Merlot, Francis Ford Coppola, Diamond Series (California) V $25.00
Aromas of bright red cherries and clove spice with supple red plum and black cherry flavors. Light milk chocolate and vanilla on the long finish.
034 Merlot, Clos du Bois (Sonoma) $26.00
Generous and supple with a nice mouthful of spicy red cherry and plum flavors that linger on the finish.
032 Pinot Grigio, Santa Margherita (Alto Adige) V $35.00
Aromas of ripe pear and exotic tropical fruit, bound with hints of vanilla. Flavors of lush guava, pineapple and honeydew.
031 Chianti Classico Riserva, Nozzole V $35.00
Attractive aromas of Christmas cake, with hints of spices and earthy notes. Medium-bodied with light yet silky tannins and a lengthy, fruit finish.
033 Grgich Hills Chardonnay $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.
030 Rex Hill, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley $48.00
Concentrated raisin, plum and cherry flavors framed by ripe tannic structure.
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.
038 Siverado Cabernet Sauvignon $55.00
Rich and earthy with a leathery, mineral streak running through a plush core of black cherries, currants and sage.
039 Duckhorn, Paraduxx (Napa) V $56.00
Very intense and youthful with excellent structure. Big in the mouth with a long finish.
WHITE WINES BY THE GLASS
007 White Zinfandel, Beringer (California) V $6.00/$22.00
Sweet cherry, raspberry and strawberry lusciousness!
016 Riesling, Chateau Ste. Michelle (Washington) V $8.50/$32.00
Juicy peach, ripe pear and melon, with subtle mineral notes.
008 Pinot Grigio, Mezzacorona (Trentino) V $9.00/$34.00
A light pleasantly refreshing texture with tangy fruit flavors and aromas
009 Chardonnay, Arancio (Sicilia) V $9.50/$36.00
Indigenous to Sicily with aromas and flavors of pear, golden apples, peach and melon. Balanced, clean, fresh and crisp.
004 Chardonnay, Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve (California) V $10.00/$38.00
Ripe and creamy, with juicy pear, apple, melon and fig notes.
012 Sauvignon Blanc, Infamous Goose (Marlborough, New Zealand) V $10.50/$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) V $10.50/$40.00
Balanced and harmonious this smooth-textured wine has a streak of grapefruit
002 Chardonnay, Sterling Vintner’s Collection (California) V $11.50/$44.00
Aromas and rich ripe flavors of golden delicious apples, caramel and cinnamon toast with lingering lemon pudding and baked apple flavors.
005 Chardonnay, Ferrari Carano, Alexander Valley (California) V $15.50/$60.00
Complex and concentrated with a lovely pear, apricot, tangerine and melon flavors that gain in opulence and pick up a pleasingly spicy note.
WINES BY THE GLASS
014 Chianti, Frescobaldi (Toscana) V $9.50/$36.00
Subtle medium-bodied Chianti, with plenty of dried cherry and blackberry characters.
026 Dry Red Wine, Colosi (Sicilia) V $9.50/$36.00
Full bodied with rich flavors of dried and fresh cherries.
017 Merlot, Bollini (Italy) V $9.50/$36.00
An elegant wine with nicely integrated tannins and appealing tobacco-scented cherry and currant flavors.
020 Sangiovese, Santa Cristina (Toscana, Italy) V $9.50/$36.00
A medium-bodied Italian red with raspberry flavors ,a soft texture and a light fruity finish.
018 Malbec, The Seeker )Mendoza, Argentina) V $10.00/38.00
Smooth and robust, this blend offers fresh red fruit aromas, juicy and ripe black cherry flavors, and a lingering, spicy finish.
013 Tuscan Blend, Banfi, Centine (Toscana) V $10.50/$42.00
Bright ruby-red youthful wine that is intensely fruity.
011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sterling, Vintner’s Collection (California) V $11.50/$44.00
Rich aromas and flavors of black currant, plum and cassis, with hints of cocoa.
019 Pinot Noir, Chalone (Monterey) V $12.75/$52.00
Fragrant and appealing with spicy berry flavors that linger on the soft finish.
015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chateau Ste. Michelle (Columbia Valley, Washington) V $12.75/$52.00
A power-packed wine showing ripe blackberries and toasted vanilla oak.
023 Zinfandel, Cosentino “The Zin” (Napa) V $14.00/$54.00
Ripe, smooth and full flavored with dried plum and cherry notes, dark and delicious.
408 Pinot Grigio, Santa Margherita (Alto Adige) V $58.00
Very fresh aromas of lemon and minerals follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with light spice and a fragrant, harmonious finish.
402 Gavi di Gavi, Bruno Broglia (Piemonte) V $65.00
Interesting aromas of lemons and limes, with a hint of coconut. Medium-bodied with fresh acidity and an elegant finish.
401 Chardonnay, Cabreo La Pietra (Toscana) V $85.00
Full bodied yet refined and subtle, with cream, melon, apple and lightly toasted oak.
404 Chardonnay, Planeta (Sicilia) V $90.00
Refined aromas of apricot, hawthorn, and vanilla cream, citrus fruit perfumes, full-bodied. Pleasant mineral notes appear in the prolonged finish.
403 Gavi di Gavi, La Scolca, Black label (Piemonte) V $95.00
Fresh with green apple lemon sherbet and fresh minerality.Medium bodied with a clean finish.
214 Sonoma-Cutrer, Russian River Ranches (Sonoma) V $55.00
Tight and crisp, with a flinty edge to the narrow band of pear, spice and apricot, slowly unfolding to reveal more nuance and complexity.
202 Byron Estate (Santa Maria) V $58.00
Expressive and exotic, with lots of juicy pear, pineapple, citrus, minerals and spice. Elegant, rich, complex and concentrated.
209 Ferrari Carano (Alexander Valley) V $60.00
Complex and concentrated with a lovely pear, apricot, tangerine and melon flavors that gain in opulence with pleasant spicy complexity.
216 Stags’ Leap Winery (Napa) V $64.00
Elegantly structured with modest creamy pear, fig, vanilla, nutmeg and butter notes finishing with a long, complex aftertaste.
211 Jordan (Russian River Valley) V $70.00
A tightly focused rich array of complex flavors. Lots of smoke, toast, vanilla, tangerine, nectarine and spicy pear flavors.
208 Far Niente (Napa) V $98.00
A brilliantly crafted wine loaded with juicy pear, apple, spice and citrus notes. Subtle background oak nuances with a burst of fruit and a long aftertaste.
928 Le Volte, Tenute dell’Ornellaia V $69.00
Complex aromas of prunes and freshly cut flowers; light tannins and a jammy finish.
915 Antinori, Guado al Tasso, Il Bruciato V $78.00
Subtle and aromatic, with violet and berries on the nose. Full-bodied, with super silky tannins and a long, clean, polished finish.
914 Il Borro V $89.00
Big, rich red with loads of dark berries, spices, meaty aromas and flavors.
910 Crognolo, Tenute Sette Ponti V $90.00
This refined, stylish blend of Sangoivese and Merlot combines fruit lushness and concentration with a palate of ripe wild cherries, black fruit, leather, and vanilla.
913 Il Borog, Tenute del Cabreo V $95.00
Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon; an aristocratic and velvety wine with notes of herbs, wild berries, and leather
911 Poggio al Lupo, Tenute Sette Ponti V $135.00
Crushed black cherry, cassis, leather, and cedar aromas and flavors lead to firm, elegant tannins and integrated oak with a lengthy, balanced finish
927 Antinori, Tignanello V $210.00
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 V $360.00
Complex aromas of minerals, berries, tobacco and shells. Full-bodied with well integrated tannins and a succulent, refined 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 V $44.00
Exotic cherries, raspberries, leather and anise.
906 Chianti Classico Riserva, Nozzole V $65.00
Attractive aromas of Christmas cake, with hints of spices. Medium-bodied with light yet silky tannins and a fruity finish.
912 Turlo, Tenuta di Salviano, Umbria V $55.00
Rich pomegranate color; complex and intense ripe fruit aromas. Rich and full-bodied of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.
908 Chianti Classico Riserva, Antinori Pèppoli V $58.00
Light elegant aromas and flavors of rose petals, cherries, vanilla and hazelnut.
905 Chianti Classico Riserva, Antinori, Tenute Marchese V $85.00
A delicious red with loads of raspberry and milk chocolate character. Medium-bodied with fine tannins and a pretty berry aftertaste.
919 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, La Braccessca V $68.00
Ripe berry fruit with a floral, mineral undertone. Medium-bodied tight, elegant finish.
902 Brunello di Montalcino, Banfi V $135.00
Solid and focused with mineral, blackberry and licorice characters. Full-bodied with round tannins and a long, long finish.
903 Brunello di Montalcino, Il Poggione V $145.00
Full-bodied and very soft with aromas of ripe fruit, berries and roasted meats.
904 Brunello di Montalcino, Castiglion del Bosco V $145.00
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.
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.
507 J. Lohr, Los Osos (Paso Robles) V $42.00
Simple and fruity, with a definite stamp of wood. Fresh and light, with exuberant cherry flavors and a dash of herbs.
504 Ferrari-Carano (Sonoma) V $62.00
Smooth, ripe and polished, with gentle tannins and a pretty core of juicy plum and blackberry flavors.
513 Stags’ Leap Winery (Napa) V $68.00
Distinctive for its candied cherry, plum, strawberry and berryish flavors with supple tannins and good length.
505 Provenance (Napa) V $72.00
Smooth, rich and creamy, with coffee, toasty oak, currant and dried plum.
509 Duckhorn Vineyards (Napa) V $115.00
Well balanced wine with velvety tannins that are nicely integrated with oak leading to a ripe full finish.
SOUTHERN ITALY & THE ISLANDS
121 Arancio Nero D’Avola (Sicilia) V $40.00
Easily enjoyable as a fruit driven offering with light spice and creaminess on the finish. Black cherry and strawberry preserves and juniper berries on the nose.
125 Planeta, La Segreta, Rosso (Sicilia) V $48.00
Lots of plummy, chocolaty fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a flavorful finish.
123 Feudo Maccari, Saia ( Sicilia) V $82.00
Lively and characteristic of Nero d’Avola grown in the Noto area. Prune, seasoned pomegranate, cake of strawberry, carobs and fig preserve.
122 Barrua, Agricola Punica (Sardegna) V $98.00
From winemaker of Sassicaia. Intense aromas with layers of blackberries, ripe plums, dry herbs, and spice. Velvety texture infuses the mouth with opulent notes of concentrated ripe black fruits, red currants, and licorice. Full-bodied and ending in a lengthy, elegant finish.
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
944 Campofiorin, Masi $58.00
Aromas of Black Cherry and prunes joined by beefy and earthy aromas. Palate sees a mix of dard and dried fruit; elegant with good concentration.
964 Palazzo Del Torre, Allegrini $64.00
Dense and deep ruby red in color, loaded with luscious aromas of currant, blackberry and licorice.
829 Sartori, Amarone $110.00
Round and Full Bodied, deep fruit flavours with supple Tannins, a cinnamon spice finish
942 Amarone della Valpolicella, Masi (Veneto) V $120.00
Traditional Amarone character with currants, raisins, leather and coffee. Medium-bodied with fresh, tangy palate and spicy fruit finish.
947 Amarone della Valpolicella, Allegrini (Veneto) V $165.00
Dark and broody, with loads of raisin, mineral and tar character. Full-bodied, with dried, spicy fruit on the palate, big velvety tannins and a long finish.
932 Amarone, Bertaini (Veneto) $195.00
Juicy and still quite young with loads of vanilla and dried fruit flavors. Rich and well-rounded, with great texture.
948 Amarone, Zenato (Veneto) V $125.00
A dark, rich wine with deep, smokey, plum and chocolate fruit aromas. Very rich in fruit and very long on the palate.
830 J. Lohr, Hilltop (Paso Robles) V $60.00
Very aromatic with spicy cherry and clove on the nose. Medium-bodied, but expands in the mouth.
804 Beringer (Knights Valley) V $60.00
Vanilla, cedar, cassis and roasted plum flavors have very good intensity with tart, gripping oak tannins that firm up in the finish.
824 Duckhorn ” Decoy” $65.00
Elegant with supple cedar, plum and black cherry flavors of polish and finesse.
844 Ferrari Carano Cabernet $82.00
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.
815 Provenance (Napa) V $90.00
Smooth texture, with firm, complex flavors of ground coffee, currant, leather and spice.
827 Stags’ Leap Winery (Napa) V $95.00
Beautifully polished, ripe and intricate with layers of rich currant, plum, mocha, sage and floral notes. Finishes firm with a complex aftertaste.
814 Jordan (Alexander Valley) V $95.00
An elegant, graceful style, with ripe cherry, currant, green olive and bell pepper notes that are focused and well-mannered.
207 Nickel & Nickel CC Ranch, Napa Valley $155.00
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 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.
601 Fess Parker, Parker Station (Santa Barbara) V $40.00
Enticing plum, cherry and strawberry flavors complemented by nuances of spice, clove, herbs and toasty oak.
607 Belle Glos, Meiomi $58.00
Smooth with a silky entry, ripe, rich plum and black cherry fruit, light touches of spice and oak, and a complex, fruity aftertaste. Deftly balanced and fun to drink.
609 Argyle (Willamette Valley) $64.00
Bright and juicy, with firm tannins surrounding a lively core of blackberry and spice flavors that linger nicely on the finish.
606 La Creama, Russian River $65.00
Bursting with flavor of black cherry, ripe plum, rich spice, plush texture and structured tannins
603 Davis Bynum $68.00
Firm structure provides the right frame for the ripe, spicy black cherry and berry flavors.
604 Elk Cove (Willamette Valley) V $75.00
Ripe and focused, with black currant and blackberry flavors on a firm frame, shaded with savory notes that persist nicely on the well-formed finish.
THESE HIGHLY ALLOCATED WINES HAVE BEEN PERSONALLY SELECTED BY GAETANO
980 Penner Ash Pinot Noir (Willamette, Oregon) V $88.00
Black cherry, sweet earth and black tea on the nose. Framed by structured tannins that lead into a layered palate of dense blackberries, bramble and cocoa. Balanced acidity throughout that finishes long with cherry cola and wood vanilla.
981 Orin Swift “Abstract” Red Blend-Grenache, Petite Sirah, Syrah (North Coast) V $75.00
Abstract is a blend of Napa, Sonoma, and Mendochino primarily from hillside vineyards. Inky blue purple in complexion, the wine bursts with a perfume of dark fruit, sage, acacia flowers. Voluptuous in texture, the wine is remarkably fresh on the palate with ripe blackberry, mullberry, roasted plum, black tea, and bitter chocolate. A sweet and soft tannin profile rounds out the finish, which lingers elegantly.
984 Frank Family Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa) V $118.00
The bouquet is loaded with intense aromas of cassis, hints of dry mission figs, and ripe plum, enhanced by cedar and leather scents. The palate is lush with savory dark fruit and a hint of sweet oak and black pepper. The wine is well structured with soft tannis.
833 Silver Oak (Alexander Valley) V $135.00
Intense aromas of spice, tobacco, and leather with integrated flavors of black currant, cedar, tea and bitter chocolate.
826 Chimney Rock $145.00
A lush, elegant wine with notes of plum , black cherries, cassis, and spice oak on the nose and chocolate, herbs, black fruit, and a cedar on the palate. Supple tannins and a lasting, balanced finish.
808 Caymus (Napa) V $145.00
Smooth, rich and polished, with an array of currant, anise, plum and blackberry fruit. Pretty, toasty oak nuances add depth and dimension on the finish.
986 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon “One Point Five” (Napa) V $145.00
Enticing aromas if crushed red and black berries fill the glass along with more delicate layers of sage, vanilla, cedar, and tobacco leaf. In the mouth the herbs and fruit are nicely integrated within a structure of ripe Stags Leap District tannis. The finish is lingering and pleasurable.
801 Husic Vineyards (Napa) V $220.00
Dense, rich and earthy, with broad, plush tannins and tiers of complex currant, earth, cedar, black cherry, mineral and anise flavors.
809 Caymus Special Select (Napa) V $250.00
Rich and concentrated, with layers of currant, mocha, black cherry and wild berry fairly gushing at midpalate. The finish is long, rich and intricate.
987 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon “Hillside Select” (Napa) V $370.00
The long cool vintage has endowed this wine with inky, midnight color, perfumy aromas and elegant flavor of black fruit that are rich and juicy down to the core, with enticing layers of cocoa, black tea, spice, subtle toast and the kind of mouthfeel you only get with ripe, silky Stags Leap District tannis. A pleasing overall balance keeps the elements together giving the wine a delicious sense of completeness.