WINE

MY CONCEPT IS SIMPLE…ALL OF MY WINE ARE CHOSEN TO COMPLIMENT THE CHEF’S FOOD.

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

ALL PRICED THE SAME EITHER WAY….DIVIDE THE PRICE OF THE BOTTLE BY FOUR GLASSES…..WHAT CAN I SAY?   I LIKE WINE.

CHEERS, MELODY

 

WHITE…..

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 & tangerine on the palate.

 RIFF, PINOT GRIGIO, ITALY, 2017                                                                                                                               9 / 36

Mouthwatering aromas of baked apple, ripe white peach & Bartlett pear. All that on the palate with  Just a hint of rose alongside tangy acidity. It closes crisp and clean.

 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.

 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.

 KERMIT LYNCH, KUENTZ-BAS, ALSACE, 2017                                                                                                       10 / 40

The merest touch of honeysuckle plays on the fresh apple nose. The slender palate offers lemon freshness & a pithy texture. The finish is clean & combines ripe pear with vivid lemon.

 VITE COLTE, AURELIANA, GAVI, ITALY, 2018                                10 / 40

Delicately scented, this lively wine has aromas of white field flowers & a whiff of marzipan.  The bright palate offers green apple & lemon alongside tangy acidity.  It’s clean , crisp & refreshing. 

 FOURNIER, SAUVIGNON BLANC, FRANCE, 2018                              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.

 REATA, CHARDONNAY, SONOMA COUNTY, 2017                                11 / 44

Buttery and creamy, this silky chardonnay showcases ripe pear and apple fruit with vanilla custard and nutmeg spice gracing the finish.

 JERMANN, PINOT GRIGIO, ITALY, 2017                                                                                                                   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, 2017                                        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., 2018                                                                               13 /52

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

 REDS…. 

AMALAYA, MALBEC,  ARGENTINA, 2017                                9 / 36

Strawberries, raspberries & ripe fruit with touch of pepper & spices aromas. Flavors of red fruit, spice & hints of vanilla from aging in French oak.  Beautiful creaminess  lead to a delicate, lingering finish.

TROON VINEYARD, ZINFINDEL, OREGAN, 2017                            9 / 36

Red cherries, strawberries, pomegranate, with notes of roses, pepper, lavender, some cola.  Suave with crisp acidity & velvety tannins. Lots of fruit but an airy, more restrained feel.  Bright & feisty!  Don’t think jammy!

CHATEAU PESQUIE, TERRASSES, CUVEE,  FRANCE, 207         9 / 36

The essence of kirsch liqueur, wild strawberries & wildflowers flow to a deep, beautifully layered & sexy wine. Medium to full body, ripe tannins, notable minerality & a great finish. A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah.

KALLS KOBNERT, SANKT LAURENT, GERMANY, 2017                                                                                       10 / 40                  

This vineyard has been in production for over 800 years with tax records to prove it! Protected by the Palatinate Forest with soil that is rich in lime-marl, loess &  gravel. Small fruit…picked early.. piquant with Morello cherry notes.

TINTERO, LANGHE NEBBIOLO, ITALY, 2017                                                                                                           10 / 40

What a discovery!  Big and bold, exploding with ripe blackberries, a touch of pepper, a hint of cacao—the Tintero Langhe Nebbiolo is a whole lotta wine.

THE FABLEIST, PINOT NOIR, THE SILKWORM & THE SPIDER, PASO ROBLES, 2017                              11 / 44

Bold, fresh cranberries & raspberries float on your palate, brought back to earth by gentle nutmeg, clove & just a hint of forest floor.  These grapes spent their days basking in the central coast sunlight.

MARIETTA, CHRISTO BLEND, N. COAST, CA.,  2016                   11 / 44

A Rhône style blend of 64% Syrah, 23% Grenache, 7% Petite Sirah, & 6% Viognier. Beautiful blackberry fruit, herbs & underbrush all give  way to a medium to full-bodied, plump, textured beauty that shines for its charm & style.

 CABRILLO, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA, 2016                  12 / 48

Layers of red currant, black fruits & cassis notes. Folds of creamy oak, fresh herb & anise seed emerge with air. The palate is full bodied & seamless, with polished tannins finishing long. This is classy Cabernet.   

 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                                 13 /52

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

 MONTECI, VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO, ITALY, 2014                       14 / 56

A full nose of  red fruit with spicy notes.  The taste is refined, harmonious & velvety.  The Ripasso is a unique wine:  it has its own distinct & defined personality, full-bodied  & yet captivating, soft, with an harmonious character.

 PIERRE AMADIEU, GIGODAS, ROMANE MACHOTTE, FRANCE, 2016                                                            14 / 56

 A deep satisfying interplay of texture in this robust yet elegant wine. Its black plum & cherry flavors are concentrated with a baked, dusty land backdrop. It is anchored by brisk acidity & firm, fine-grained tannins.

                                                                     

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