Any retailer can stack some wine on the shelf and wait for customers to come swarming in. A good wine shop stocks wines, spirits, and beer, based on quality, price, and drinkability. And they have friendly and knowledgeable staff available to help you find the right wine for your occasion.
The Arroyo Vino Wine Shop has nearly 1,000 hand-selected wines, beers, and spirits available to choose from, and the staff to help you decide. And as our Shop is also purveyor of the Wine List for Arroyo Vino Restaurant, you can enjoy your dining experience knowing you’ve got the perfect wine for your meal.
Our Saturday Wine Seminars give you a great chance to taste wines that we think deserve your attention. Join us in the Restaurant, where we present a more focused, informative tasting. Seminars provide you with a better understanding of a region, a grape, or a Producer. Our workshops are always a comfortable and relaxed way to learn about wine.
The Arroyo Vino Gift Certificate is available for purchase in the Wine Shop and is valid in the Wine Shop or in the Restaurant. Available in any denomination, it is a great gift to give, or receive.
Capture “Alliance” Red Napa Valley 2014
Crafted with the classic, Cabernet Sauvignon dominant, Left Bank Bordeaux blend, the Alliance offers proof that big and graceful are not mutually exclusive. Ripe flavors of cassis are buoyed by dark berries and notes of spice. The tannin structure is well integrated and softened by notes of pipe tobacco and leather.
Frog’s Leap Chardonnay Napa Valley 2017
Lemon curd, golden apples, citrus pith and a hint of fresh herbs dominate the nose and the palate. A refreshing spine of acidity and a lingering finish round out the experience and keep you wanting more.
Kruger Rumpf Estate Reisling Nahe Germany 2019
Riesling has faced a type of pigeon-holing over the past few decades. Too often it is cast in the maligned limelight of sickly sweet wine fit only for those with undiscerning palates. Well, we here at Arroyo Vino say it’s time for Riesling to break out of the box and be appreciated for what it can be: delicious. This particular expression offers racy, ripe fruit notes of nectarines and apricots, buoyed by honeysuckle and a laser beam of meyer lemon acidity that electrifies your palate. So, if you’re new to Riesling, suspend your preconceptions and be delightfully surprised.
Hourglass, Merlot 'Blueline Estate', 2014
The movie Sideways ruined Merlot. And for no particularly good reason, sure it became too popular and thus too easy for bad apples to permeate the market; sure it can bonk you over the head with richness if it falls into the wrong hands; but these things are not the grape’s fault. Merlot is one of the noble varieties of Bordeaux, so revered that it, and it’s noble companions, conquered the world. There’s a reason for this: it’s scrumptious when well made. The Hourglass is just that, it is silky and smooth with elements of plums, raspberries, and mocha held together by a touch of spice and a pinch of tobacco.
Redentore, Prosecco DOC Brut Millesimato, 2019
This is everything you want Prosecco to be – well, it’s everything we here at AV want it to be anyway – light, delicate, fresh, crisp. It sings with notes of those tantalizing, squat white donut peaches you get in the height of summer and whispers notes of lemons in your ears. Prosecco became the ubiquitous affordable sparkler long enough ago as to let the waters become muddy with imposters; this is not that, this is the real deal. add to that that it sustainably produced and san souf (no added sulpher) and it’ll be about all y’all can do to keep it in stock – I know we certainly struggle to.
Birichino, Grenache 'Besson Vineyard', 2017
They aren’t exaggerating when they say “old vine”, these were planted in 1910, so we’re talking over 100 years: this is rare anywhere in the world, but particularly so in the U.S. Added to that, they are own-rooted – as in ungrafted – which is even more rare. Birichino is somewhat new to us here at AV, but they have quickly risen to the top of our proverbial pile of favorites. This wine is bright and fresh, redolent of cherries and pomegranate, yet there is something deeper there as well, an underling complexity that hints at the multiple lifetimes the vines have witnessed. Unlike Dolly, Jane, and Lily the folks at Birichino are workin way longer than 9 – 5, but making such tasty wine sure is a great way to make a livin.
Populis, Red Wine 'Wabi-Sabi', 2018
It’s not often that one can describe a Cabernet Franc, Carignan, Syrah, Zinfandel blend as fresh and zippy, but this wine is just that. A side project of the Les Lunes Winery, this wine is full ripe fruit, a bit crunchy, 100% yum, and definitely falls into what we call the chillable chugable red category. All we have to say is yes please.
La Clarine Farms, Petit Manseng Sierra Foothills, 2018
Now starring the completely random and wildly obscure French grape you’ve likely forgotten existed! Not sure that we’ve ever seen a Petit Menseng from the states, and very rarely, as a varietal, from France for that matter, but leave it to Hank Beckmeyer to pull this one out of his back pocket. This wine is crisp, tastes of lemon pith, under-ripe pineapple and has just a bit of chrunch. Expand your mind and your tongue will follow.
Capture, Sauvignon Blanc 'Tradition', 2018
Crisp. Fresh. Clean. Lively. This wine nails all of the potential for what we love about California Sauvignon Blanc. It’s got all the raciness of it’s French cousins, all the grass and grapefruit of it’s New Zealand kin, yet it is chock full of luscious, tropical fruit characteristics that bring it squarely home to the California hills from which it hails. This week’s Dinner And A Movie package is as classic Cali as it gets: great car chases, fresh cuisine, and instantly gratifying wine.
Hubert Brochard, Sancerre AC 'Non Filtre', 2018
I’d like to say that Sancerre is Sancerre, but that’s just not the case, unfortunately – or in this case fortunately – they are not all created equal. Few are poor, many are delicious, some are outstanding, Bouchard falls into the latter category. This wine is sublime. Fresh and crisp, racy and mineral, well balanced, and yet it offers more: a kinetic energy on the palate and just the right amount of tension between structure and finesse. We say yes.
Brunier, Vaucluse 'Le Pigeoulet', 2017
Translating to little one, le Pigeoulet is a fun fresh expression from the Brunier family. This family has been making wine in the southern Rhone for quite some time and those years of experience shine through in blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and Cinsault. This wine is succulent and bright, full or fresh ripe, red berries and that classic southern French garrigue; it’s basically demanding to be drank with a slight chill and a sunset.
Roederer Estate Brut Sparkling Anderson Valley CA NV
A reoccurring favorite here at Arroyo Vino, this sparkler is SCRUMPTIOUS. It’s crisp, fresh green apple and brioche notes are so gratifying that we would happily pay champagne prices to our greatest joy, we don’t have to. Farmed on lush California hillsides, made by French masters, this wine is a treat. It’s good any time of day but is particularly gratifying for breakfast or with a light lunch.
Joseph Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 2018
White Burgundy doesn’t need much of an introduction, it’s just sort of one of those things that speaks for itself: it’s qualities emanating, glorious and golden just like it’s color. However, for the sake of providing reading material here goes. If one could drink silk sheets, this wine is what they’d taste like. Lush and soft, beguiling almost to the point of being coy, yet still maintaining a commanding presence. It is full of golden apples and lemon curd enforced by a tinge of herbs and spices. It may be a bit of a splurge, but hey, it’s worth it.
Clos Ste. Magdeleine Cassis Blanc 2017
Though the pairing of a provençal wine with ratatouille, a classically provençal dish, may be obvious, the flavors from this wine are anything but. From Cassis, a small appellation in Provence, this blend of Marsanne, Ugni Blanc, Clairette, and Bourboulenc sings of the French coastline: a touch saline, notes of limestone minerality, elements of ripe fruit, a touch of spice, and just the right amount of rusticity to remind us of the untamed of it’s terroir. The loveliness of this wine will have singing along with Remy “Little Chef” in no time flat!
Solar de Randez Rosé Rioja 2019
I know, I know, we’ve been really pushing the rosé factor in these daily offerings lately, but when they’re so varied and delicious, how could we not? This lovely light pink number, comprised of the classic Rioja trilogy of Tempranillo, Garnacha, and Viura, is so tart and fresh it could easily stand in for lemonade as cooling thirst quencher on these hot summer days. But yet it also has an herbaceous savoryness and stony minerality that hone it’s edges, bringing it sharply into focus.
Sottimano “Pairolero” Barbera d’Alba Superiore 2018
This is a great summer red: bright and fresh. Sottimano, an iconic Barolo and Barbaresco producer, gives us a version of Barbera that is chock full of ripe cherries and field herbs complimented by elements of cinnamon and anise all drawn together by fine, dusty tannins and just enough acidity to keep things interesting. They practice sustainable farming and there is little intervention in the winery, leaving the grapes to speak for themselves, and boy do they ever. This wine is light enough to be had as an aperitif, but gutsy enough to stand up to anything you put on the table.
Hatzidakis Mavrotragano Santorini, Greece 2014
This wine has guts, as it should after withstanding the wind-swept, sunbaked hills of Santorini. The volcanic Greek island is not what one would call a hospitable environment. It’s hot, dry, has poor soil, and is so windy that grape vines must be basket trained in indents in the soil as to avoid being blow out of the ground. Yet, as is often the case, adversity imparts complexity and nuance. While this wine is full of robust red fruit and a weighty earthiness, it is still nimble with exciting underpinnings of tobacco, spices, and a slightly saline minerality. All of these flavors are tied together by well-structured, dusty tannins that are begging to be paired with our juicy lamb burger and herbed potato.
Domaine du Gros Noré Rosé Bandol
Well, not much to say about Bandol rosé except that it’s outstanding. As has been mentioned in our little descriptor pages, Bandol is the grand-daddy of rosés. The region, and it’s pink juice, is what lent the style caché and spurred the current pank drank craze the world over. This Domaine is one of the greats of the region and, with the first sips of this wine it’s clear why: clean, ripe fruit, herbaceous, crisp, delicious. Drink up.
Domaine Carrel Jacquere Jongieux
Jongieux, clearly the most known apelation ever, , is delicious. Just kidding, until now who’d ever heard of Jongieux?! However, it’s is most delicious and I certainly wish I’d heard of it sooner. Located in Eastern France, near the border Switzerland, the region is known for fresh whites made from Jacquere and well-structured reds of Modeuse, Gamay, and Pinot Noir. This particular wine is light and refreshing, saline and silky and it sings with an understated exuberance that begs for a second glass.
A Tribute To Grace 'Highlands Vineyard' Rose Santa Barbara 2019
Angela Osborne is something of a Grenache whisperer. Whether red or pink, her wines sing with a vibrant energy that can only come from a winemaker that is so finely attuned to their grapes as to be in communication with them. Her rosé walks the tightrope of delicacy and intensity with aplomb. Flavors of raspberries, cherries, and a bit of orange rind, are bound together with a texture so silky it practically slides of your tongue. Yet the finish is crisp and lingering and, if you close your eyes, you can almost see and taste the sunlit, Santa Barbara air.
G.H. Mumm “Cordon Rosé” Champagne Brut NV
Maison Mumm has been an icon, both in and out of the wine world, since it’s founding in 1827 with that unmistakable red ribboned bottle popping up in posters, movies, and magazines the world over. Though a bit newer on the scene, their Cordon Rosé is no less respected. This wine is a celebration of all things summer, lush and juicy notes of sun-warmed strawberries and red currants with just the slightest hints of vanilla: like a day at the beach poured into your glass. Champagne is synonymous with celebration, as Maison Mumm states: “It is a wine for embracing sunny days and living in the moment” so pop the cork and say cheers to the stunning Santa Fe summer that’s brightening your doors.
Bodegas Muga “Flor de Muga” Rioja Rosado 2018
Grenache rose is kind of a thing. It can run the gambit from playful and fun to gracefully subtle. The “Flor de Muga” leans towards the latter, assisted by it’s year of aging. We tasted this wine last year and found it too hard and angular but when we revisited it this year we had a unanimous, one word response: yum.
Martin Woods Rosé Willamette Valley 2019
This wine is well structured and didn’t come to mess around. A little Pinot, some Gamay, a splash of Gewurtz and a dash of Riesling, this one shows a deep and attentive connection to place: the moisture and density of the Willamette blaze through like a laser. Tart cherries and cranberries lead the charge and are given complexity by a whole cluster stemminess that keeps things interesting.
Résonance Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton 2017
This single vineyard Pinot comes from thirty-eight year old vines grown in ancient, sub-marine basaltic soils. The vines are dry farmed using organic practices, which, combined with the fine, silt-like soil, produces wines with extraction and elegance. This wine, while characteristically Oregonian, brings recollections of good burgundy with a silky texture and notes of dark cherries, violets and earth.
Frog’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2018
The folks at Frog’s Leap have been farming in the Napa Valley for almost forty years. They have developed a reputation for producing finely crafted wines with integrity and a sense of place. This is not by accident. They have been dry farming organically since before it was cool. Their Sauvignon Blanc is overflowing with bright, green apple, stone fruit, fresh grass and tart citrus elements. It is a true pleasure to drink.
Fortress Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast 2017
This wine reflects the slightly cooler region of it’s terroir; while still displaying rich dark fruit, spice, and tobacco characteristics that California Cabernet is known for, the Fortress maintains a freshness and purity of fruit that can be lacking in the wines from Napa, it’s southern neighbor. This wine is a succulent treat, so drink up.
Capture 'Tradition' Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma 2018
Sourced from fruit from the Alexander and Knights Valley AVAs, the “Tradition”, is made in the classic Bordeaux style. Due to fermentation in stainless steel tanks, it retains the characteristic freshness of Sauvignon Blanc. Bright flavors of citrus fruits, under-ripe pineapple, and freshly cut grass predominate, and are made round by extended sur lie aging.
Guimaro Vino Tinto Ribeira Sacra 2018
This wine comes from Jose Pastor, one of our fave importers, who focuses on small production, artisanal winemakers. Made from 100% Mencia, this wine has a touch of smoke that permeates it’s flavors of raspberry and cherry. It’s one of those wines that makes you curious: what was that flavor I tasted, and will it be there the next time I bring the glass to my lips.
Picayune Cellars “Hay Penny” Rosé Mendocino County 2019
Light and fresh, this Syrah Grenache Rosé perfectly exemplifies a summers day. There’s all the juicy melon and peach a person could ask for balanced by a refreshing savory component. In addition, this winery is run by a lovely lady named Claire, so have a sip and say cheers to women in wine!
Marqués de Murrieta Rioja Reserva 2015
Tobacco and spice and all things nice; this is a lovely expression of Tempranillo garnished with Graciano, Mazuela, and Garnacha. A classic Rioja from a classic house, this wine is full of tart red fruits made round by the notes of coconut, vanilla and dill imparted from the American oak in which it’s aged. Robust and playful, we say yes please.
Roederer Estate Sparkling Brut Anderson Valley NV
This sparkler from the American branch of the famed Champagne house, Louis Roederer, exemplifies the same obsessive attention to detail and quality that is bestowed on its French counterpart. Full flavors of golden apples, fresh baked brioche and lemon curd abound and are balanced by just the right amount of acidity. This is some seriously tasty juice.
Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon 2017
This wine has classic Chinon written all over it. Dark, earthy fruit flavors of cherries and blackberries are overlayed with mushrooms and an earthy forest floor. This wine is everything one wants from Cabernet Franc: silky tannins and brooding fruit coupled with just the right amount of edgy greenness.
Hubert Brochard Sancerre Rose 2019
Hand harvested, destemmed, stainless steel fermented. This wine is fresh! Like a hot pink 1980’s swimsuit, this wine snaps into focus and grabs your attention. While the nose gives you whiffs of sun-kissed fields, the palate offers ripe berries, flower petals, and wet stones: like a babbling brook through a meadow in the heat of summer.
La Valentina Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2017
This is an excellent example of southern Italian red wine. Lush and juicy flavors of cherries and black plums with elements of blood oranges and dusty tannins followed by just a hint of sanguine salinity. In order to preserve it’s fresh fruit characteristics, the bulk of the wine is aged in stainless steel with just twenty-percent being put into large Slovenian, or second run French, oak barrels. One sip will instantly transport you to sun drenched hills on the coast of the Adriatic Sea; drink with our spinach spaghetti alla Chitarrra.
Mamete Prevostini, Vino Rosato 'Monrose', 2019
The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine are grown on the steeply terraced slopes of the Alpi Retiche in northern Italy near the border of Switzerland. Sheltered by the Lepontine and Rhaetian Alps, with a climate that enjoys long hours of summer sun, and a heat retaining, stony terroir, the region is able to achieve a level of ripeness in its grapes that is unexpected in such a northerly locale. This wine is bursting with bright, fresh notes of tart berries and just a hint of earth. Try it with the chicken.
Westwood, Pinot Noir 'Annadel Gap Vineyard', 2016
The grapes for this wine were hand-harvested at night, to preserve their acidity, and fermented in tanks in according to specific clones. After fermentation it is aged in French oak, 52% of which are new. The resulting wine is silky and lush with flavors of cherries and strawberries interwoven with herbacious notes of bramble, coffee, and white pepper. Delicious with our chicken and spring vegetable ragout.
Lingua Franca, Chardonnay Willamette Valley 'AVNI', 2017
There are some truly amazing wines coming out of the Willamette Valley. With a climate similar to Burgundy, it is the official new home of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and the Lingua France Avni is a perfect illustration of why. Silky notes of golden apples and lemon curd are bolstered by refreshing acidity. Enjoy with the snapper.
Bodegas LAN “Viña Lanciano” Rioja Reserva 2012
Rioja Reserva, what can you say but yum. Brooding, dark fruit abound, balanced by well-integrated tannins and a few years in oak. Bodegas LAN doesn’t disappoint! Drink with the Wagyu flank steak.
Pascal Jolivet “Attitude” Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Jolivet is a legendary Sancerre producer, known for making lean, well-structured wines. He started the “Attitude” line in 2016 with the intent displaying the Loire terroir without the Sancerre price tag. Enhanced by notes of white flowers and herbs, this wine is dominated by an angular minerality that illustrates the limestone and flint from which it grows. Perfect with a New Mexican sunset and/or our snapper.
Sake, Sake, Sake
Sake is too often overlooked in the west. It seems that unless sushi is on the menu, it is out of mind all together. We here at Arroyo Vino continue to bring sake into the forefront. From soft and saline to earthy and ethereal, we are of the opinion that sake is the perfect accompaniment to a number of dishes, especially our pork schnitzel. We have a variety from which to choose. ~ Chokaisan, Junmai Daiginjo 'Mt. Chokai', 720ml ~ Dassai 50 Sparkling Nigori Junmai Dai Ginjo 360ml ~ Jokigen Yamadanishiki, Junmai Daijingo '40%', 720ml ~ Kodama, Junmai Daiginjo Muroka Nama Genshhu Tenko 40 'Heavenly Grace', 720ml ~ Kodama, Junmai Daiginjo Tenko 35 'Heavenly Grace', 720ml ~ Shichi Hon Yari, Junmai 'Seven Spearsman', 720ml
Château Thivin, Côte de Brouilly, France, 2018
Ripe, dark fruit combined with smooth texture and racy acidity make this wine come across as suave, expressive, and entirely unforced. There’s a long life brimming under the surface, but this bottling is especially enjoyable now at table, particularly with our tabouleh.
Prager, Riesling Federspiel 'Steinriegl', Austria, 2018
Austrian Riesling is unique because of its freshness, concentration, and above all else—its dryness. Prager’s old vine single site Riesling has plenty of the above, with lovely lemon and lime flavors punctuated by super crisp acidity. The latter makes it a killer food wine, we love it especially with the chicken or pork tenderloin.
Quinta do Portal, Vinho Tinto Reserva, Douro, Portugal, 2015
From a renowned Port producer comes this unique red wine, crafted from old vine Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca. Black and red fruits, cherry and plum meld harmoniously with savory, chalky tannins and a dry finish. If you’ve never had a Portuguese table wine before this is the perfect place to start.
Craggy Range, Sauvignon Blanc, 'Te Muna', New Zealand, 2019
A perennial staff favorite, this Sauvignon Blanc hails from the boutique wine region of Martinborough, New Zealand. Lime, passionfruit and pear are complemented by grassy undertones and bright acidity. Insanely food friendly, but we like it with the bruschetta.
Cantine Riccardi Reale, Olevano Romano DOC Cesanese 'Collepazzo' 2015
From a husband and wife team whose biodynamic vineyards are located in the mountains just outside of Rome, in Lazio, this wine is an elegant, easy drinking example of the Cesanese grape. Sour red cherry, clay, bitter almond and dried herb flavors are complemented by juicy acidity, peppery tannins and a long finish. Drink with our cavatelli.
Granbazán, Albariño 'Etiqueta Verde', 2018
The “Green Label” from Granbazán is a classically styled Albariño from Rías Baixas. Dry, but with plenty of white flower and lush apricot overtures, this wine has crisp acidity and a saline, mineral edge. Fantastic with our salads and trout.
La Clarine Farms, Zinfandel 2018
Bright and juicy, this is not your typical zin. Enjoy it with our baked rigatoni pasta kit.
La Clarine Farms, Petit Menseng, 2018
Run by the two-person team of Hank Beckmeyer and Caroline Hoël, La Clarine Farms is a small winery in the Sierra Foothills AVA. They are committed to only using biodynamic grapes for their wines. La Clarine’s wines are fresh and delicious, displaying a purity of fruit and the essence of the dirt in which the grapes were grown. This is one our favorite producers to come out of the “New School” of California wine makers. Rare to see an expression of this grape outside of its home in South West France. This wine has notes of ripe white peaches and herbs. Drink with our asparagus bruschetta.
Beaux Frères Pinot Noir, Beaux Frère Vineyard, Dundee Hills, 2016
From one of our favorite producers, this pinot noir expresses everything we love about this finicky grape: ripe red fruit, moist earth, roasted beets, and silk sheets. Beaux Frères has been leading the charge in the Oregon wine game for decades, and this wine explains why. If you love lush reds, this is your kryptonite.
Trimbach, Gewurztraminer, Alsace, 2016
Juicy and lush, this wine screams of ripe stone fruit and warm sunny days. Trimbach is a benchmark producer, and this wine is a perfect demonstration of how they made their name. As with most Alsatian wines, this one pairs well with pork and pate.
Altos Las Hormigas, Malbec Reserve Valle de Uco, 2017
This Malbec hails from the limestone soils and mountainous climate of the Uco Valley. It displays lovely, pure dark fruit and a stony, mineral freshness. On the palate it is dry, intensely flavored with a long finish. We like it with our Bolognese pasta kit.
Mastroberardino, Greco Campania, 'Mastro', 2016
Produced by one of the most established winemakers in Campanian, this Greco has an herbal, citrusy flavor profile. Lime, quince and apricot skin are backed by notes of beeswax and stone, with round acidity and a mineral finish. A versatile table wine, we like it with our trout amandine and farro salad.
Masseria Li Veli, Salice Salentino DOC 'Passamante', 2018
Named for a forest on the estate’s propery, “Passamante” is an entry level, Negromaro-based wine from a historic producer in Puglia. Mulberries, raspberries, and dried plum fruit flavors are lifted by freshness and spice. We think it pairs excellently with our pork tenderloin and pasta dishes.
Domäne Wachau, Grüner Veltliner Federspiel 'Terrassen', 2018
Domäne Wachau has quickly risen to the top tier of winemakers in Austria, with a special focus on sustainability and handcrafted commitment to quality. This Grüner is glossy and bright, with candied lemon, apricot and banana flavors backed by spicy herbal undertones. With crisp acidic tanginess on the finish, this wine makes for a lovely pairing with our schnitzel.
Nusserhof, Vino Rosso Schiava 'Elda', Italy, L2013
This dry, tangy, mineral driven red wine is made from Schiava, a grape native to Alto Adige, in the extreme north of Italy. It reminds us of Pinot Noir, with its sour cherry and strawberry compote fruit flavors, medium body, and fine acidity. With a subtle finish hinting at earth and herbal rosehip notes, it makes an excellent counterpoint to our mushroom ragu.
Raventós i Blanc, Blanc de Blancs Sparkling, Spain, 2017
From a centuries old, family owned estate in Northeastern Spain comes this traditional method sparkling wine, crafted from indigenous varieties from organic vineyards. No mere copy of champagne, this wine possess plenty of unique charm, with lime and lemon sherbet flavors bolstered by savory cedar and mineral notes. Pairs excellently with our fried chicken sandwich.
Marqués de Murrieta, Rioja Reserva, 2015
Rich dark mocha and coffee flavors complemented by ripe black currant and mulberry. Savory and spicy on the palate, with tannins that are high but not aggressively dominant. From one of Spain's oldest and most revered producers, this traditional style Rioja pairs well with our meatier entrées.
Inazio Urruzola, Getariako Txakolina, 2018
From the heart of Basque country, a region responsible for some of the most unique culinary traditions in Spain, comes this light, refreshing white wine. Simultaneously bone dry and low in alcohol, with tangy lemon and tangerine flavors, this zesty wine makes a gorgeous aperitif, and excellent partner to seafood, chicken and salads.
Paul Achs, Blaufränkisch 'Heideboden', Burgenland, Austria, 2016
High toned red and black cherry flavors, with a mineral element that brings a wonderful freshness to balance out the fruit. Smooth, generous and long, this wine is a great compliment to our pork, chicken or even our curried cauliflower soup.
Diatom, Chardonnay, Bar-M Vineyard, Santa Barbara County, 2018
The latest from famed winemaker Greg Brewer, this wine hails from a vineyard in Los Alamos (California, not New Mexico) and shows layered flavors of yellow apple, citrus and pineapple balanced by tangy acidity. Bold and full of flavor, but not over-processed.
Pietradolce, Nerello Mascalese, Etna Rosso, 2017
Grown in high altitude vineyards on the slopes of Mount Etna, this wine has beautiful concentrated cherry and raspberry fruit with a serious snap of herbal, olive undertones on the finish. Powerful and tangy, with fresh acidity and fine tannin it is an easy, delicious counterpart to our house made lamb ragu pasta kit.
Robert Sinskey, Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, Carneros, 2019
Sinskey’s cult rosé is made from Pinot Noir grapes sourced from the estate’s organically farmed vineyards in Carneros. Ripe yet bright notes of strawberry, apricot and fresh white peach are bolstered by mineral driven acidity, this wine makes an excellent accompaniment to our fish n’ chips.
Yangarra, Old Vine Grenache McLaren Vale, Australia, 2014
These vines, planted in sandy soils in 1946, are dry farmed and hand harvested. The resulting wine has lifted red cherry and herbal undertones. Savory and spicy notes balance out the fruit flavors, making this a wonderful pairing for our white bean soup or cheeseburger.
Sattlerhof, Sauvignon Blanc Südsteiermark, Austria, 2018
If you like French Sauvignon Blanc, why not try one of its Austrian cousins? This wine has a very rich and opulent nose that belies a fine structure and bright palate. Flavors of lime and clementine, backed by a grassy herbaceousness make this a very vegetable friendly wine. Try with brussels sprouts or the chicken breast.
Milagro Vineyards, Zinfandel New Mexico 'Old Church Road Select', 2015
This single vineyard Zinfandel is barrel aged for two years giving it soft texture and crisp acidity with undertones of cherry, red currant and tobacco. We probably don’t need to tell you what to drink it with, as few pairings are more delicious than Zinfandel with burgers: the great Americangrape stands side by side with the great American grill.
Milagro Vineyards, Chardonnay New Mexico, 2016
With notes of citrus and ripe orchard fruits, this wine is bright, balanced, and well structured. Milagro adheres to Old World standards for all of their wines, from whole cluster pressing to aging in French oak, and this Chardonnay is no different. Pair it with our chicken or salad nicoise.
Einaudi Dolcetto Dogliani, Italy
Bright blackberry and mulberry fruit with notes of bitter almond and herbs, supported by crisp acidity and moderate, fine tannins. A versatile wine for the dinner table, enjoy with our pasta, chicken and pork.
Vacheron, Sancerre Blanc, France
A perfect example of classic Sancerre from benchmark producer Vacheron. Clean, pure and expressive, with a chalky texture and core of lively citrus fruit. Drink with anything, but especially our brussels sprouts salad or shishito peppers.
M. Chapoutier, Syrah ‘Petite Ruche’, Crozes-Hermitage, France, 2016
This Syrah comes from young vines in the Northern Rhône; it displays notes of licorice, cured meat and black plums. Supported by fine tannins and fresh acidity, it is a great example of well-crafted Northern Rhône Syrah from a renowned and trusted name. It pairs especially well with our escarole soup, radicchio salad, and pork tenderloin.
Failla, Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, 2017
Sourced from top vineyard sites throughout the Sonoma Coast and blended together to achieve a wine with silky texture and plenty of freshness. Golden apple, lemon and lychee are underscored by hints of yellow apple and citrus. A versatile table wine, a great accompaniment to our chicken, fish and salad dishes.