The Wine from The Buttery
*Bread & Butter Chardonnay - 11/34
This Chardonnay opens with rich notes of vanilla bean and almond husk, reminiscent of a decadent crème brûlée. The creamy notes are balanced by a soft minerality and a hint of tropical fruit. Those creamy notes continue to your palate where they are joined with bright acidity and well-integrated oak that leads into a long, creamy finish.
*Bread & Butter Pinot Noir - 11/34
This Pinot Noir boasts juicy red fruit. Think cherries and raspberries with a touch of cassis. Delicate hints of cedar and bay leaf balance the sweetness of the fruit, creating an enduring bouquet. That luscious fruit bouquet continues onto the palate, where it's joined by soft flavors of oak and savory notes. The rich mouthfeel is complemented by a long and beautifully smooth finish.
*Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc - 10/32
Our Sauvignon Blanc is all about expressive fruit flavours. The wine possesses a light straw colour and tropical aromas of grapefruit and passion fruit. The palate exhibits the same fine flavours followed by a crisp, dry, mineral finish.
*Chateau Puech-Haut Prestige Rose - 33
Magnificent pale robe, complex nose, and hints of citrus, white-fleshed and tropical fruits. Superbly refreshing and pleasant nose, with fabulous fruity sensations (white-fleshed fruits, lychee). With a generous mouth sensation riding on zesty notes, it is both gourmet and refreshing.
*Latentia Novantaceppi 90 Appassimento Rosso - 10/32
A red wine that embodies in its intense flavor, the traditional and complex process of drying (called "appassimento"). The grapes grown are not harvested at the same time as the others, but are left on the plant to continue the natural growth process. As a result, the taste of the grapes is strengthened, and the wine acquires those gustatory characteristics that make it perfectly recognizable with every sip. The colour is intense and the hints of dried fruit, spices and chocolate make tasting this wine a unique and refined experience. It is ideal with red meat courses and aged cheeses. It is perfect as an after-dinner wine as well.
*Dr Pauly Noble House Riesling - 9/29
Saar-Mosel-Ruwer, Germany- Plush and dense, this crisp white sports peach and citrus notes on an open, juicy structure. The nice length keeps the peach element alive. With its slight sweetness, this wine goes well with fish, pork and chicken.
*Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc+Viognier - 11/34
Napa, CA- This distinctive blend opens with a dazzling spectrum of fruit and floral aromas, from crisp white peach, honeyed pear and sweet mango, to touches of fresh jasmine blossom and white chai tea.
*Cave de Lugny Macon Villages La Cote Blanche - 36
The nose is fresh with delicate notes of citrus, white flowers and honey. The palate is elegant with a rich, rounded mouthfeel, expressive fruits, and refreshing minerality.
*Côtes du Rhône Xavier Vignon - 36
This deep ruby Côtes du Rhône 2016 is a blend of 65% old-vines Grenache (planted nearly a century ago), with a healthy 20% of Xavier's signature low pH Mourvèdre, and the balance made up of high altitude Syrah. On the palate the wine is elegant, restrained, and refreshing, with juicy black fruit flavors that echo the nose, along with an unmistakable suggestion of kalamata tapenade, and a smoky, mildly peppery finish.
*Boneshaker Old Vine Zinfandel - 13/39
Blueberry/blackberry flavors, with lightly spicy aromas. Balanced, pleasant mouth, filling viscosity and a gentle toasty finish. Boneshaker's full body is a great pairing for cioppino, lasagna, or pizza.
*Stickybeak Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 - 11/33
The aromas are perfumed violets, blackberries, dark cherries and cedary spice. The long, rich palate is finely structured and expresses brambly dark fruit characters and high toned cherry notes alongside hints of dark cocoa and licorice. All flavors are pulled together nicely with fine grained tannins.
*Villa Pozzi Nero d'Avola - 11/33
This wine reveals aromas of blackberry, white flowers, vanilla, and a hint of figs. On the palate, it is opulent and full bodied with a great intensity. This unique wine can be enjoyed on its own or as a complement to pizza, rich pastas and grilled meats.
*Chimney Rock Elevage Red 2003 - 95
This Bordeaux-style blend is complex, mingling cherry, blackberry and cassis fruit with notes of violets, dried spices and black olives. It's full-bodied and supple, with rich, fine tannins that taper off gently on the finish.
*Francois Lurton Le Hauts de Janeil White - 31
The Grenache contributes an exotic expression of ripe apricot with a hint of spice that is complemented by the more citrus, crisp fruit flavors of the SauvignonBlanc. Aromas of white flowers, peaches and citrus fruit lead to a well-balanced,complex palate with just the right amount of acidity that lingers on the finish in this food friendly, crowd-pleasing wine. Blend: 60% Grenache Blanc, 40% Sauvignon Blanc
*Stags' Leap Winery Petite Sirah 2009- 75
With a triumvirate of fruit, floral and spicy characteristics, this warm, juicy wine opens with black cherry, blueberry and strawberry flavors supported by distinct notes of vanilla, violets and spice. The powerful red and black fruit flavors persist on the palate, backed by refined tannins and balancing acidity. Bold yet restrained, this wine displays the plush elegance for which Stags Leap Winery signature Petite Sirah is known. Blend: 80% Petite Sirah, 20% Other (Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre)
*Villa Wolf Pinot Noir - 28
Germany is the world's third-largest producer of Pinot Noir, after France and the U.S. Villa Wolf captures the German-style perfectly with medium-bodied aromas and flavors of ripe black plums, raspberries, shortbread and a hint of spice. The emphasis is on juicy fruit, not oak. Drinks like a Beaujolais with true Pinot Noir character, a perfect foil for poultry and pork dishes.
*Maison L'Envoye Morgon Cote du Py - 44
Brooding aromas of dark berries with licorice and forest floor nuances. The palate is rich with blackberry and plum pudding flavors balanced by fresh acidity and a well-placed tannin backbone. The wine finishes as rich and layered as it begins. A serious yet versatile Côte du Py.
*Walt La Brisa Pinot Noir - 79
The WALT "La Brisa" Sonoma County Pinot Noir articulates the signature characters of Sonoma: vibrant and opulent with an underlying brightness and length to the palate. Teeming with ripe red berries and spicy toasted aromas, the wine is lush and persistent on the mid-palate while long-lasting and delicate on the finish.
*Bootleg Prequel 2015 - 71
This is a luscious wine with supple tannins and a velvety, lingering finish. Aromas of lavender, blueberry and bacon smoke are followed by flavors of forest fruits, toasted oak and black pepper. Prequel, which released two years after Bootleg, tells the story of events preceding those pictured on Bootleg's label—a "Prequel" so to speak...Blend: 85% Syrah, 15% Petit Sirah
*Steele Shooting Star Pinot Noir - 11/34
This Pinot Noir is aged 9 months in French and Hungarian oak. Aromas are of cranberry, cherry, and cinnamon, followed by flavors of cherries, dried figs and cocoa, this wine finishes elegantly with cinnamon and white pepper. Try this wine paired with a variety of dishes, such as cherry glazed duck breast, Leek & pecorino pizza, roasted mushroom and feta tart, or fig and paté bruschetta.
*Hahn 2017 Pinot Noir (Arroyo Seco) - 48
Earthy aromas of crushed slate and loam meet with dark-red cherry on the nose of this bottling. Roasted wild berries, crushed thyme, turned earth and a brisk acidity converge on the palate.
*Catena Vista Flores Malbec - 44
The Catena Malbec Appellation Vista Flores shows a dark violet color with black reflections. The nose offers ripe, concentrated dark and red fruit aromas with delicate floral notes of lavender and violet, and mocha. The mouthfeel is rich and full with notes of sweet spice and a touch of leather. The finish presents soft, well-integrated tannins with bright, crisp acidiy that gives the wine exceptional length.
*Château la Grange Clinet 2014 Grande Réserve (Côtes de Bordeaux) - 33
With vines situated on the slopes above the Garonne River, this Terra Vitis bottling is rich and spicy, full of blackberry fruits and still young acidity. Sixty percent Merlot gives it its smooth character although it is the Cabernet Franc that adds its subtle perfumes. The wine will need time and should be ready to drink from 2020.
*Château de Sours 2010 La Fleur d'Amélie (Bordeaux) - 14/41
Attractive red fruits and soft tannins make this ripe, lightly structured wine easy to drink. There are hints of herbs and red berry fruits, with a touch of dryness on the finish. Drink now
*Isabel Mondavi Chardonnay Napa Valley 2013 - 63
Sharply etched in pineapple and Meyer lemon, this wine retains a brightness of fruit and acidity throughout, never overly impeded by oak. A subtle, earthy herbal streak plays in the background.
*Isabel Mondavi Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2012 - 75
Medium in build and high in minerality, this fruity, dark-cherry wine is tethered by sizable oak and tannin. It finds its balance midway through, before offering a substantial finish.
*Chateau de Sours Bordeaux Blanc 2013 - 36
A wonderfully fresh wine of a pale green, almost silver, color with enticing aromas of lime, pineapple, white peaches, licorice and intense smoky and mineral notes from the limestone plateau. On the palate there is a crispy attack of well balanced acidity with nicely integrated oak textured roundness and a touch of vanilla to balance the lemony freshness and a long dry finish.
*La Perdrix Costieres de Nimes Blanc - 10/32
Blend: 70% Roussanne, 30% Grenache Blanc. Pale-colored, slightly golden wine. It has a magnificent nose bordering on yellow fruits with an exotic touch. This wine has a delicious and lively finish lingering on fresh fruit notes. La Perdrix white will be a perfect match for seafood platters, grilled fish, and summer aperitifs.
*Vini La Quercia Peladi Trebbiano d'Abruzzo - 39
Medium dry white with slightly higher acidity. Clean and light and pairs perfectly with cured meats, pasta, or fish.
*100 Percent Honest Chardonnay - 33
A bright bouquet of honeyed citrus preserved lemon and Granny Smith apple, framed by a touch of leesiness. Classy and impeccable in its balance and on the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, with a lovely smooth and good length and grip.
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