Because it’s not posted anywhere online, and because it changes frequently, we’re going to start a wine list report that lets you know what we’ve got and what the prices are. Due to limited storage space we’re trying to serve wines you can’t easily find anywhere else rather than fill up the list with the same old Syrahs and Chardonnays.
Domaine Tissot Cremant du Jura Rosé ($11 glass/$45 bottle)
From my favorite wine producer, it’s super-bubbly, very dry, with zero sweetness. Want to drink bubbles but avoid a hangover? This wine’s for you.
Sono Montenidoli Vinbrusco 2010 ($4 half glass/$8 glass/$32 bottle)
A forgotten Tuscan white blend that fell out of favor in the 60′s, it’s been revived and updated and is now a deeply drinkable white with a minerals and spice edge.
Stadlmann Zierflander Anninger 2012 ($5 half glass/$9 glass/$36 bottle)
With a floral nose and a mineral taste, the Austrian Zierflander grape is super rare and very tricky.
Thurnhoff Goldmuskateller 2011 ($6 half glass/$12 glass/$47 bottle)
One of the best wines we’ve discovered while putting together this list, and people are really loving it. Read more about it.
Les Tempes des Cerises Chardonnay 2011 ($8 half glass/$16 glass/$64 bottle)
A very freaky natural Chardonnay that is left sitting in its grape skins for so long that it develops a delicious, addictive funkiness, almost like kimchi.
Shooting Star Blue Franc Blaufränkisch ($4 half glass/$8 glass/$32 bottle)
The best kept secret in red wine, Blaufränkisch grapes are round, rich, velvety, but without the tannins. Imagine a giant, warm blueberry pie with some pepper on top exploding in your mouth and you’re imagining Blaufränkisch.
Mathieu Coste MC2($5 half glass/$10 glass/$40 bottle)
A blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir, this natural wine is deep, smooth, and peppery, but your first sip has a bit of spritz to it, almost like it’s got bubbles.
Hecht & Bannier Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2010 ($6 half glass/$12 glass/$48 bottle)
I try not to serve too many blends, but this blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and Carignan grapes combines hot Spanish spiciness with the structure of classic French reds. Soft tannins, big juiciness and some ashes and minerals, this wine is insanely drinkable. Read more about it.
Churchill’s Touriga Nacional Duoro 2011 ($8 half glass/$16 glass/$70 bottle)
A red wine made of Port wine grapes, Portugal’s amazing Touriga Nacional is lush, rich, and smooth, with just a little bit of a bite. Think of it as Cary Grant in a glass, or like drinking smoked chocolate rocks.
Solera 1847 Oloroso Dulce Sherry ($9 glass)
If you think you know sherry, think again. This Spanish oloroso is sweet, dark, nutty, deeply rich and complicated. It’s been on the list for a couple of years and that’s because it’s like having a delicious bowl of molten caramel that makes you drunk.
Drinks that Aren’t Wine
We also serve Hitachino Nest White Ale ($9) and we have a non-alcoholic white wine made of unfermented Gewurtztraminer grapes that is quite lovely. From Navarro, the winemaking process is stopped before fermentation occurs so it tastes exactly like wine, but with no alcohol. And we have tap water (no fancy bottled waters – sorry).