WINE

MY CONCEPT IS SIMPLE…ALL OF MY WINES ARE CHOSEN TO COMPLIMENT MY HUSBANDS FOOD.

ALL WINES BY THE GLASS OR BY THE BOTTLE WITH A HEALTHY POUR (FOUR GLASSES A BOTTLE)

 AND ALL PRICED THE SAME EITHER WAY….WHAT CAN I SAY?    I LIKE WINE.  

  CHEERS, MELODY         

WHITES:

ZONIN, PROSECCO, ITALY   individual bottles                                            9

Sparkling…with bouquet of white peach & orange blossoms. Delicious peach & almond flavors.

 

ZONIN, ROSE BRUT, ITALY,individual bottles                                          10

A lightly-colored sparkling rose with a fine, seductively delicate perlage, evoking memories of rose & Renetta apples. On the palate it is crisp sunshine with a hint of lemon.

 

FOX RUN VINEYARDS, DRY RIESLING, FINGER LAKES, 2017                                                                           8 / 32

Peaches, mangoes, raspberries and white flowers all present themselves on the nose with more peach and tangerine on the palate.

 

RIFF, PINOT GRIGIO, ITALY, 2017                                                                       9 / 36

Taste tart apple, soft citrus, bright acidity mixed with peanut shell undertones in a subtle mix of flavors that is beautiful dry and crisp.

 

PAUL D., MULLER THURGAU, AUSTRIA  2015                                                                                                       9 / 36

Like Sauvignon Blanc with apricot replacing the grapefruit.  The wine smells fresh & ripe with notes of white peach, apricot & crushed herb.  It is creamy in texture & loaded with juicy apricot fruit, grassy herb & a hint of lychee.

 

HILLINGER, PINOT GRIS , AUSTRIA, 2017                                                                10 / 40

Sees 95% stainless steel & just a touch of oak. Notes of pear, nutmeg, ripe, golden apple, & a little hint of ginger.  Rich and delicious. 

 

DOMAINE LA FRANGE, COTE EST, FRANCE, 2017                                                    10 / 40

A nice French white blend of grenache, chardonnay & marsanne. Crisp & tangy with peach & orange blossom notes.  Medium bodied with a lovely honey minerality.

 

#LOU, ROSE, PROVENCE,                                                                                              10 / 40

Pale pink with bluish reflections. Many small red fruits (blackcurrants, redcurrants, wild strawberries) & Peach Melba. Citrus notes show at the finish. The mouthfeel is crisp, initially mineral, and then avidly fruity.

 

DEI CASTELLI DI JESI, VERDICCHIO, ITALY, 2017                                                         10 / 40

A memorable Verdicchio:  bone-dry with scents of Hawthorne, herbs & almonds. Refreshing & zingy pear & lemon flavours, a streak of flinty or saline minerals. Delicacy and elegance should be a hallmark.

 

FOURNIER, SAUVIGNON BLANC, FRANCE, 2017                                              10 / 40

Produced just north of Sancerre, this wine is fresh with piercing lemon & a light herbal essence. Sunshine with citrus & crisp acidity.  A real food wine.

 

EMBRAZEN, CHARDONNAY, CA, 2016                                                            11 / 44

 A wine to celebrate strong women of the past & made by a woman winemaker.  The luminous, gold tones dazzle in the glass, yet this wine finds its voice in the full-throated expression of rich creamy, honey flavors.

 

JERMANN, PINOT GRIGIO, ITALY, 2016                                                      11 / 44

Not your mother’s pinot grigio. intense straw-yellow colour with a light nuance of antique rose. It is intense, full & fruity, with excellent persistence. Its taste is dry, velvety, & well…..just lovely.

 

NOVELLUM, CHARDONNAY, FRANCE, 2016                                                           12 / 48

92 pts. Wine Advocate.  White peach, crushed rocks, spice & brioche notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied Chardonnay that has depth, layered texture and length. Just get it.

 

FOURNIER, SANCERRE, FRANCE, 2017                                                                     13/ 52

Bright and clear to the eye, pale gold in colour with flecks of green. Powerful nose with floral and fruity aromas. Intense, piercing tartness that is always wonderful in a Sancerre with a long & delicious finish. 

 

STEININGER, GRUNER VELTLINER KAMPTAL, AUS., 2017                                   13 /52

Totally zesty swirls of ripe citrus sweep up green pear and melon notes as they rise from the glass and flow across the palate. This Grunner has verve and liveliness.

 

REDS;

TRESA, FRAPPATO, ITALY                                                                                                                                           8 / 32

The bouquet on the nose is fresh with lots of red berries and delicate sweet spices. A very pleasant, well balanced & smooth sip, with lovely acidity & a spicy long-lasting finish. A light refreshing red we serve slightly chilled.

 

GRADY FAMILY VINEYARD, ZINFINDEL, LODI, 2016                                                                                           9 / 36

A wide range of jammy flavors.  It is a full bodied, well balanced wine with flavors ranging from raspberry to Blackberry with hints of spice and pepper on the finish.

 

ALTO CEDRO, MALBEC, ARGENTINA, 2015                                       9 / 36

A dark and dramatic Malbec.  Some chocolate as well as a ton of mulberry & plum fruit as well as some Asian Spice. 90 points Wine Spectator.

  

COMELLI, SOFFUMBERGO ROSSO, ITALY, 2016                                    10 / 40

Sleek & refined in texture.   The fruit is bright & has fresh acidity.  It’s a lush, layered, dark cherry flavor with underlying baking spice & cassis.  The fruit is intense, and the texture is oh so smooth, almost velvety, & suave.

 

THE FABLEIST, PINOT NOIR, CENTRAL COAST, 2017                                                                                         10 / 40

Black cherries, blue raspberries, and vanilla Coke. Medium to full palate with a perfectly balanced acidity and a baking spice finish. 

 

AKUTAIN, RIOJA ALTA, COSECHA, SPAIN, 2016                                                                                                  10 / 40

This wine expresses notes of crushed blackberries, fleshy Gariguette strawberry & fine notes of raspberry, fig & blueberry…. a fine, discreet note of licorice & a hint of sweet spice.

 

CHATEAU LE PIN D’AMBERT, BORDEAUX, FRANCE, 2015                                                                                11 / 44

Fruit & freshness & surprising breeding rule the day here. The wine opens with a lovely note of strawberry-infused crème de cassis. There’s surprising grip to the pure, plucky & seductively ripe fruit. Minimal tannins sail to the finish.

 

AMANCAYA, RESERVE, MALBEC & CABERNET SAUVIGNON, ARGENTINA,  2015                                    11 / 44

Using the expertise of two great winemaking dynasties – Bordeaux’s Château Lafite & Argentina’s Nicolás Catena. A superb, barrel aged wine with sleek tannins; chocolate, tobacco & berry fruit. Those who know….know.

 

BONANZA, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, CA.   from the Caymus winery                                                            12 / 48

This wine opens with scents of currants & dried roses, grape pomace & freshly tilled soil. Flavors of blueberries & blackberries mix with the warmth of vanilla & toasted bread. Silky tannins & striking smoothness, chocolate & cassis.

               

SORANGELA, BARBERA D’ASTI, ITALY, 2015                                                                                                         12 / 48

Ripe black plum, toasted oak & delicate spice lead the way in this wine. The firm palate offers a delicate blend of Blackberry jam, vanilla & licorice. A wine of superb structure & density.                                                                                

 

ONTONON, RIOJA RESERVA SPAIN, 2010                                                                                                                 12 /48

Purple/black in color with a fragrant nose of pain grille, scorched earth, lavender, incense, & blackberry. Dense & concentrated on the palate, it has layers of fruit, succulent flavors, a lengthy finish & a dusting of modernity.

 

MONTE ZOVO, VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO, ITALY, 2015                                                                                       12 / 48

Ripasso is all the rage these days. This one is full of cherry, herbs & cranberry integrated with spicy pepper. Rich & lush it is made from classic Veronese grapes, “ripassato” over Amarone pomace to lend body & concentration.

 

SAINT-DAMIEN, GIGONDAS, FRANCE, 2016                                                                                                           14 / 56

(80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre) A killer bouquet of blackcurrants, sappy garrigue, exotic spices & leafy herbs. It’s full-bodied, ultra-pure, seamless & silky, with no hard edges & beautiful balance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                            

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