Sparkling & Rose
Isc Brut . . . . . . 13
Peru, Illinois. A gem in our backyard that is perfect for sipping on our patio! If you're a prosecco lover you need to give this wine a try. This brut is crisp and clean, with a straw yellow color.
Peneca Rebula . . . . . . 12
Goriska Brda, Slovenia. Sparkling take on the ribollo gialla grape. Classic bouquet of green apple, citrus, with bread crust aroma, and a pleasant mouth feel. A staff favorite!
NV Avinyo Reserva Cava . . . . . . 13
Penedes, Spain. Traditional catalan sparkling wine. Bright white fruits combine with toasty notes. The resulting soft mouth-feel, golden apple flavors, and finishing mineral lift give the impression that this fine sparkler could easily be mistaken for a high-end champagne.
L. Mawby Blanc De Blancs . . . . . . 17
Leelanau Peninsula, Michigan. If we had to choose, this may be our favorite sparkling we're sharing with you this season. Lawrence Mawby has been making wine in Michigan since 1984. Made from chardonnay, you'll find citrus, butterscotch, and minerality. Light and crisp.
Jansz Premium Cuvee . . . . . . 16
Pipers River, Tamar Valley, Tasmania. Staying true to our desire to bring you wines from different areas, try this from Tasmania. the longer growing season allows for rich fruit flavors. This blend of pinot noir and chardonnay will surprise you.
Grignolino Roseus Rose . . . . . . 13
Piemonte, Italy. From the famous wine region of Piemonte, more notably known for red wines of barolo, and barbaresco. This area also yields small amounts of lesser known grignolino. This won't disapoint. A nose of strawberry pulp and raspberry. Fresh with dry, long finish.
Dyckerhoff Reuilly Pinot Gris Rose . . . . . . 12
Liore, France. A wonderfully refreshing rose of pinot gris. Pale salmon color, pretty aromas of peach and apricot with a hint of lychee; white and yellow fruits on the palate, good weight but refreshing with crisp acidity.
Jean-Max Roger Sancerre Rose . . . . . . 15
Liore Valley, France. The Roger family descends from a long line of winegrowers from the village of Bue. Made from pinot noir grapes, the direct pressing of the grapes lends a unique salmon pink color to our sancerre rose along with lightness and elegance.
Endless Crush Roes . . . . . . 13.50
Russian River, California. An absolute staff favorite! From Kathleen Inman, a beautiful rose made just for summer. Flavors of wild strawberry, passionfruit, and honeysuckle with a nice dry finish. Limited cases. This will not last long!
Domaine Skouras Moschofilero Mantinia . . . . . . 11
Peloponnese, Greece. Winemaking has been in this area of Greece for over 3,500 years, and in the past decade, the wines have gained notoriety in the wine community. Look for aromas of white flowers, honeysuckle, and slight pepper. We love this wine.
Mahi Sauvignon Blanc . . . . . . 12.50
Marlborough, New Zealand. All the classic flavors of sauvignon blanc; grassiness, stone fruit, but it is restrained and balanced, yet complex, a small portion of the wine is barrel-aged for added texture and dimension.
Sottano Classico Torrontes . . . . . . 9
Maipe, Argentina. 100% torrontes. Clean, crisp and refreshing. Heavy white flower and bright on the nose with heavy peach, tangerine, and citrus notes on the palate.
Heidi Schrock Weissburgunder . . . . . . 18.50
Neusiedlersee, Austria. Heidi Schrock is regarded as one of Austria's top female wine makers. She loves to make wine from classic varietals true to her country. Aromas of orange peel and tropical fruit. Give this wine a swirl to see more!
Angelo Negro e Figli Roero Arneis . . . . . . 13
Piedmonte, Italy. Perfect for hot summer days. This unfiltered wine is cloudy, but don't let that fool you. It's packed full of flavor. Notes of peaches, pear, flowers and tropical fruits. Slightly sparkling. A patio sipper!
Domaine Cherrier Pere & Fils Sancerre . . . . . . 14
Liore, France. Citrus aroma. Full on the palate. Tasty bright fruit: peach, citrus, and even a hint of melon. the touch of grassy flavors and pure sauvignon fruit.
Hillinger Pinot Gris . . . . . . 12
Burgenland, Austria. Our first thought when tasting this pinot gris was "wow!" An intensely flavored white from Austria's Burgenland, an area mostly known for reds, is no wussy, bland pinot gris. The aromas are enormously appealing. Flavors of pear, nutmeg, ripe, golden apple, and a hint of ginger.
Salomon Undhof, Gruner Veltliner Wachtberg . . . . . . 15
Niederosterreich, Austria. For the last 222 years, Salomon Undhof family has been producing elegant white wine. This is a ripe, creamy wine made with grapes from a single vineyard. Smooth yet laced with minerality and a tang of lemon zest, green apple and kiwi. A great wine for the summer!
C. Pepe Fiano Di Avellino . . . . . . 14
Fiano Di Avellino, Italy. A nice pale straw yellow color. Offers hints of fruit such as apple, pear and white flowers. On the palate, dry, aromatic, salty, full with balanced acidity. Splendid with seafood!
Ettore Germane Langhe Nascetta . . . . . . 15
Piedmonte, Italy. Nascetta was a premier piemontese grape in the min-1800s grown entirely within the confines of the Langhe hills, and more specifically in the commune of Novello. Delicate bouquet of sage, thyme and lemon flowers.
Collio Pinot Grigio Murno . . . . . . 14
Friuli-venezia Giulia, Italy. Straw yellow color and light copper hues. The nose is elegant and complex with spring white flowers and notes of apricot.
Bacaro Grillo Cantina Cellar . . . . . . 10
Sicily, Italy. Citrus and apricot aromas, mild palate with crisp citrus and dried stone fruit. It has good balance and delicious texture. A Great alternative to chardonnay for those looking for a full bodied and aromatic white.
Good Harbor Gewurztraminer . . . . . . 16
Leelanau Peninsula Michigan. The cool climate in the north of Michigan provides a great area to grow gewurztraminer. This wine explodes with aromas of rose petals. Tastes of light fruits with a long finish and subtle spice.
Left Foot Charley Pinot Gris . . . . . . 12
Old Mission Peninsula, Michigan. Pinot Gris is the mysterious, grey sister in the pinot family. Thank of the smell of rain on pavement, melon, cream, pistachio, and tea leaf. Full bodied white with a round mouth feel.
Keller Riesling Trocken . . . . . . 14
Rheinhessen, Germany. Keller nailed this vintage and we love it! Wine critic Jancis Robison says, "Keller wines are the German Montrachet." Enjoy classic aromas of petrol, green apple, apricot, and pale grapefruit. On the palate, excellent focus of pear and apples, and a long, complex finish.
Salomon Undhof Riesling Steiner Kogl . . . . . . 15
Niederosterreich, Austria. Pure and focused. Inviting aromas and flavors of ripe stone fruit, white flowers and spicy honeysuckle. Mineral laced with a refreshing finish.
Hinman Vineyards Riesling . . . . . . 12
Willamette Valley, Oregon.
Wow this wine surprised us! It fooled us into thinking it was from Germany. Classic petrol nose and all that goes with a well made Riesling. Yet it's from Oregon, and we love it! Look for honeysuckle, fresh fruit, slight sweetness and crisp finish.
La Ganghija Langhe Chardonnay . . . . . . 13
Piemonte, Italy. Straw yellow in color with a green tint. Large and persistent bouquet of herbs and fresh fruit. Look for tropical fruit like pineapple and melons. This wine is well balanced, fresh, crisp and clear.
Macon-Chardonnay . . . . . . 16
Burgundy, France. The west and north macon produce well known chardonnay. The monks of cluny planted grapes of chardonnay in a small village called chardonnay. ripe apples, citrus, mineral backbone, and long round finish.
Slang Chardonnay . . . . . . 20
Sonoma, California. A blend of three vineyards located in the Sonoma mountains, Bennett valley and Sonoma, valley avas. The wine is crafted in the classic full-malolactic, barrel aged style. Intense aromas and flavors of baking spices, warmed fruit and pie crust. Complex enough to enhance a meal; simple enough to be sipped on its own.
Friedrich Becker Pinot Noir . . . . . . 14
Pfalz, Germany. Coming from one of the top producers of Spatburgunder this wine is a treat. Becker produces some of Germany's finest pinot noir. Full of spicy strawberry and bright cherry fruit, with just a hint of tobacco, and a dusty earthiness. Layers of subtle textures tell you that you paid way too little for this offering.
Domaine Eric Louis Pinot Noir . . . . . . 13
Loire, France. Thin skins and low tannin gives this wine it's light color. Delicate and elegant with soft red fruit flavors. A fine nose with strong aromas of red fruits. There is a perceptible soft roundness on the palate with red fruit flavors contributing to the long length.
Inman Family Pinot Noir . . . . . . 15
Russian River Valley, California. Another stellar wine from Kathleen Inman. A beautiful color of ruby and a nose of deep cherry and raspberry fruits. Layers of cranberry, rhubarb, and raspberry with subtle spice on the finish.
Bone-Jolly Gamay Noir . . . . . . 15
El Dorado, California. This wine was made for drinking on the patio. Tons of fresh fruit, with some acidity to balance it out. Fresh cranberry and lean raspberry fruit. Pale in color, light on it's feet, juicy and mineral. We think you'll order two!
L'Oliveto Pinot Noir . . . . . . 18.50
Russion River Valley, California. The Russian River Valley of Sonoma is ideal for growing pinot noir and this wine shows why. Fruits of raspberries and plums, with some cinnamon spice and black tea. Lush and silky in texture.
Domaine Depeyre Roussillon Villages . . . . . . 11
Roussillon, France. About 50% syrah, 25% grenache and 25% carignan. A youthful, opaque purple, this delivers a surprisingly pretty nose for such a big wine, showing cassis and rosehips. Herbed dark fruit, toasty, underlying mineral and earth, with medium, body.
Forlorn Hope 'Ost-Intrigen' . . . . . . 19
Carneros, California. Grown in Barneros by Dale Ricci, the godfather of American St. Laurent, and made by Matthew Rorick, this is a rare wine with only 237 cases produced. A sort of geeky wine, the nose is bright, fun and flirty. Almost like a pinot noir. Plush and juicy, yet some savory components. We dig it!
Frappato Centonze . . . . . . 12.50
Sicily, Italy. Sweet, supple, floral nose of red cherries and rose petals. On the palate, sweet fruit of red cherries and plums. It's quite light-bodied, but generously flavored, with a lightly grainy structure. Fresh, supple, pretty and delicious.
Tenuta Delle Terre Nere . . . . . . 14.50
Sicily, Italy. Mount Etna is Europe's most active volcano. The soil is rich in nutrients which are great for growing grapes. Ripe fruit and spice. Well balanced, elegant and rich. Fresh and medium body.
Iby Zweigelt . . . . . . 12
Burgenland, Austria. Dark ruby garnet with purple reflections. Clean nose with discreet echoes of cherry, which are typical of this variety, and young fruit aromas. Dry with a mild acidity, very soft tannin and very full-bodied.
Pierre Dupond Cotes-Du-Rhone Chantenaire . . . . . . 11
Rhone Valley, France. A blend of grenache, syrah and cinsault. Medium dark red with violet tones. The aroma is open with blackcurrant and some dark berries. First impressions of good fruit and spicy tones with a velvety soft and elegant finish. Pleasant length and structure, moderate tannin, and incredibly harmonious.
Mont Rocher Malbec . . . . . . 12.50
Vieilles Vignes, France. Deep in color with ripe plum, blackberries, and cherries on the nose. Rich and rounded with perfectly balanced tannins. The long finish is smooth and succulent.
Milbrandt Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon . . . . . . 15
Columbia Valley, Washington. Dark, harmonious and complex with flavors of black cherry, plum, cassis, coffee mocha, and a hint of mint. A perfect example of why cabernet is "king" in Washington.
Bench Cabernet Sauvignon . . . . . . 20
Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California. A limited production of only 2,500 cases. Bright cherry and blackberry aromatics, rousing the palate with a pronounced core of chewy, lustrous, black currants, seductive spice and cedar notes, all integrated by firm acidity and serious, mouth-watering tannins.
Basel Cellars Claret . . . . . . 15
Walla Walla Valley, Washington. Claret is a classic french bordeaux-style red blend. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and cabernet franc, with a dash of syrah are all in this glass. It's full-bodied, ripe, and delicious, with flavors of blackberries, black cherry, and plums. If you're looking for a blend this may do the trick!