Wine Expo Hit List: All about Barolo – July 20th, 2018

Wine Expo Hit List (Featured Wines) – July 20th, 2018
*NEW ARRIVAL – Barolo, Cascina Boschetti, Italy, 2013 $41.99
A well balanced, structured red wine with ripe sour cherries, ripe strawberries, roses with a hint of leather and oak.
Barolo, Cantine Povero, Italy, 2011 $51.99
Lighter tannins than traditional Barolo. Smooth and easy to drink. Low tannins, delicate and elegant.
Barolo, Terre dei Roveri, Italy, 2012 $63.99
Romantic, complex with a most of moss, truffle and dark fruits like plum and blackcurrant. A soft dance between acid and tannins. Subtle tannins due to aging in Slovenian oak cask. Cedar, toasted oak, dried plums, and marzipan.
*NEW ARRIVAL – Barolo Vigna D’Vai, Ca’ Brusa, Italy, 2008 $79.99
Deep garnet, not overly complex, yet great quality Barolo with a nose of black fruits, coffee, and earthiness. Soft, silky and beautiful.
*NEW ARRIVAL – Riserva Barolo Vigna D’Vai, Ca’ Brusa, Italy, 2005 $84.99
A seriously Barolo. Traditional flavors of Tar and Roses, intense red berry flavors with sharp acidity and strong tannins.
Barolo, Claudio Alario, Riva Rocca Italy, 2011 $90.00
A traditional Barolo, well made, Robust Barolo with dark cherry color and an orange rim. A nose of allspice, star of anise and juniper, red plum, cherry and dried flowers and strong tannins.
*Limited Quantity Barolo, Rocche Dei Manzoni, Italy, 2012 $150.00
Aroma of oak, coconut, burned rubber and scorched earth. Palate of vanilla, licorice and astringent tannins with a hint of Eucalyptus. Taste of blackberry, blackcurrant, leather, espresso, plum and vanilla with firm tannins.

French Red Wine Flight Lineup – July 20 – 21, 2018

Join us for a French Wine flight this weekend!
Today, Friday, July 20th, 2018 & Tomorrow, July 21st, 2018| 5 PM-Midnight
$15.00 Per Person
The Lineup
Bordeaux, Chateau Buisson Redon, France, 2016 Retail $17.99

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.

New Year’s Menu for our Bar

Happy New Years! 
Sample 5 top wines in our Bar after 5pm, 
your choice:
Bubbly or Serious Reds, taste’em all for 
$45.00 plus tax and gratuity  
Antoine Remy Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru, la Champagne  $20 glass
100% Chardonnay from some of the best vineyards in la Champagne..
Bernard Gaucher Brut Prestige, Arconville la Champagne  $16 glass
90% Pinot / 10% Chardonnay, meaty and complex, can handle real food.
Leclerc-Briant Cuvée de Réserve Brut, la Champagne  $25 glass
70 / 30 Pinot /Chardonnay from biodynamically cultivated vines.
Camossi Franciacorta Extra Brut Rosé, Lombardia Italy  $22 glass
100% Pinot vinified on the skins, Methode Champenoise 3 years on the lees.
Alice Bel Colle Moscato d’Asti  2015, Piemonte Italy  $10 glass
Bottled Love? Zombie Detector? See why this is a guilty pleasure for so many. The most refreshing of our gamut of Moscato d’Asti: more lemony than burnt orange in flavors and just 5.5% ABV so, yes, you can have a third glass!
Loa Rioja Limited Production (3,777 BOTTLES!), Spain  $30 glass
Spain (and Rioja in particular) is the world’s great strategic
reserve of aged reds made from ancient vines in traditional styles
Cascina Ballarin Barolo Tre Ciabòt 2010, Piemonte Italy  $27 glass
Classic Barolo from a classic vintage: tar, roses, earth, power and grace.
Terre de Trinci Montefalco Sagrantino 2006, Umbria $16 glass
Sagrantino, the deepest, gnarliest red grape known to man. Taste and believe.
Corte Lenguin Amarone Classico 2011, Veneto Italy $22 glass       
Enough Corvina grapes to make 3 bottles of Valpo, dried for 4 months,
2 years in wood. Soft and smooove meets power and intensity in your glass!
Krohn Vintage 1995 Colheita Porto, Portugal  $20.00 glass
The perfect ending to a night of tasting…
We’re here till at LEAST Midnight
everyday till  New Years Eve, 12/31!
Store opens at 9am daily.
Cheers and thank you!
2933 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica 90404
(310) 828-4428  1-800-WINE EXPO
Always plenty of FREE parking!

What’s pouring at the Bar this Week

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


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