Light and unfocused, this is a simple wine with ripe tannin. Medium body with hits of black cherry, and raspberry.
Minervois, Domaine d’Albas, France, 2015 Retail $21.99
Bold, sticky fruity notes with hits of licorice. Heady and perfumed with a soft note, earthy spices, and smooth oak.
*NEW ARRIVAL Cotes Du Rhone Villages, Cariranne, Boutinot, 2012 Retail $32.99
70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 8% Mourvedre, 2% Cinsault, 5% Carignan
Explosive fruit driven and almost savage at first, developing into more complex sensations of ripe fruit interwoven with the silky-smooth structure of subtly integrated oak, but the tension lingers to the finish, black cherries laced with kirsch and counterpoised by the savouriness of black olive tapenade, tinged with mocha.
*NEW ARRIVAL Cote Du Rhone Village, Les Coteaux, Boutinot, 2014 Retail $20.99
75% Grenache Noir, 25% Syrah
Luscious, warm ripe fruits soften by aging in used French oak barrels for 22 months with a touch of complexity.
*NEW ARRIVAL Crozes-Hermitage, Brotte, La Rollande, France, 2014 Retail $39.99
Colour – Dark with hints of deep purple.
Nose – Intense blackcurrant and violet aromas with spicy notes of white pepper, licorice, vanilla, black olives and a hint of laurel leaves.
Palate – Harmonious and firm, suggestive of cherries and blackcurrant with long and well-defined tannins on the finish. The long and flavourful finale reveals black fruits notes.
Aperitif: Canals Canals Reserva Especial Brut, Barcelona Spain $8 glass
1) Casual but delicious whites $12 per flight
A) Ikella Torrontes 2010, Mendoza Argentina $6 glass
Light and dry with wonderful aromatics, kills boring Chardonnay on contact!
B) Nico Dry Moscato Giallo 2012, Sierra Foothills California $6 glass
Complex with intense citrus aromas and a bone dry finish. Amazing with Thai food.
C) Stone Fruit Riesling 2011, Pfalz Germany $6 glass
Fresh, ripe & quaffable fruit with a solid substrate of minerality. Almost too easy to drink!
2) SO not Pinot Grigio… $26 flight
A) Cieck Erbaluce di Caluso Misbolo 2014, Piemonte Italy $12 glass
100% Erbaluce with herbal notes on the palate, medium body and a firm dry finish.
B) Kocjancic Rado Vitovska 2013, Friuli Italy $13 glass
Dry. complex, aromatic Vitovska grows on the Italian / Slovenian border. Try it, you’ll like it!
C) Vignato Davide Gambellara Classico 2013, Veneto Italy $12 glass
100% Garganega (the Soave grape) organically grown in volcanic soil, aged on the lees.
3) Italy, France, California… $13 per flight
A) Ippolito Cirò Cirò 2013, Calabria Italy $7 glass
100% Gagliopo vinified for grace and freshness. Our go to red wine with fish wine.
B) Chateau Dubois Claverie Rouge 2014, Bordeaux France $7 glass
Balanced, food friendly claret with 80% Merlot / 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
C) Lapis Luna Shoup Vineyard Zinfandel 2012, Lodi $7 glass
Full throttle Zin on the warpath, this weighs in at 14.8% ABV proud of it!
4) Europe on Parade… $18 per flight
A) Braschi Sangiovese Superiore Il Costone 2012, Romagna Italy $8 gl
Semi Serious Sangiovese from the EAST coast of the boot…killer deal!
B) Domaine les Espériéres Côtes du Rhone 2012, France $8 glass
Syrah + Grenache = oomph, violets & white pepper!
C) Quinta dos Quatros Ventos 2009, Douro Portugal $9 glass
Mostly Tinta Roriz plus a scoonch of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca for spice.
5) Italy beyond Chianti… $29 per flight
A) Donati Marzemino Orme 2011, Trentino Italy $13 glass
Intense but soft red fruit with a solid undertow of rocks from the Dolomites.
B) Pollino Terre di Cosenza Magliocco Ferrocinto 2011, Calabria, $15 gl
Deep dark and smoky 100% Magliocco, an indigenous variety from the toe of the boot.
C) Terre de Trinci Montefalco Sagrantino 2006, Umbria $15 glass
Deep, dark & meaty Sagrantino, the world’s most flavorful wine grape. Try the strong cheese!
Krohn LBV Porto 2007 bottled 2011 $10 glass
Sorry, we cannot split flights $4 per person corkage for wines purchased in our store
No corkage for any bottle purchased from the store over $49.99…Cheers!
Beer / Soft Drinks
Mother Earth Cali Creamin’ Vanilla Cream Ale (sooo good!) 22oz $11
Santa Monica Brew Works 310 Blonde Ale (surfs up dude!) 12oz $4
Santa Monica Brew Works XPA Pale Ale (just enough hops…) 12oz $4
La Trappe Quadupel Trappist (strong, very flavorful and round) 750ml $22
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA (seriously hoppy, 7.5% abv) 12oz $4
Maui Brewing Coconut Porter(delicious, invigorating, dry!) 12oz $5
Common Blackberry Sangria Cider (insane! NOT sweet, winey) 22oz $14
Hollows & Fentimans Ginger Beer (gluten free, 4% ABV) 500ml $11
Juices & Sodas $3 Lurisia Mineral Water $3 / $5
Beer Flight!: Taste ‘em all for $15!
includes chips, nuts & snacks
ORGANIC Beers from EEL RIVER!
Açai Berry Wheat, Scotia California 4.0% ABV
Amber Ale, Scotia California 5.0% ABV
India Pale Ale (IPA), Scotia California 7.2% ABV
Porter, Scotia California 5.8% ABV
Triple Exultation Old Ale, Scotia California 9.7% ABV
20% gratuity added to parties of 6 or more