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Wine List

Blush Wines
Beringer White Zinfandel $20.00

Champagne & Sparkling Wine
Dom Perignon $170.00
Named after the legendary monk from the Champagne region, this is an excellent champagne produced by the champagne house of Moet and Chandon. It possesses an exquisite full body and a fruity bouquet.

Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante $23.00
A fruity, luscious, and festive sparkling wine; a celebration

Moet & Chandon White Star $65.00
A dry, full-boded champagne of an outstanding blend designed to offer consistent quality

Korbel Brut $23.00
A clean, crisp sparkling wine produced by the classic "Methode Champenoise"

Banfi Brut $30.00
Italy's finest dry white sparkling wine; it possesses an elegant taste, an extraordinary bouquet, and small perlage

House Wines
Placido Chianti
Glass - $4.95
Carafe - $18.00

Fabiano Pinot Grigio
Glass - $4.95
Carafe - $18.00

Nathanson Creek: Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet
Glass - $4.95
Carafe - $18.00

Nathanson Creek White Zinfandel
Glass - $4.95
Carafe - $18.00

Premium Wines
Pinot Noir, Cavit
Glass - $5.50

St. Francis Chardonnay (Sonoma County)
Glass - $6.50
Bottle - $25.00

Luna di Luna Pinot Grigio / Chardonnay
Glass - $6.00
Bottle - $23.00

J. Lohr 7 Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon
Glass - $7.50
Bottle - $29.00

Columbia Crest Merlot
Glass - $6.50
Bottle - $25.00

Brolio Chianti Classico
Glass - $7.00
Bottle - $26.00

Grant Burge, Shiraz
Glass - $6.00
Bottle - $24.00

White Wines - California
Robert Mondavi Chardonnay (Napa Valley) $30.00

Simi Chardonnay(Sonoma County) $28.00

Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay (Vinter's Reserve) $26.00

Cakebread, Chardonnay, Napa, CA $58.00

Woodbridge White Zinfandel $18.00

Sebastiani Chardonnay (Sonoma County) $24.00

St. Francis Chardonnay (Sonoma County) $25.00

Jekel, Riesling, Monterey, CA $24.00

White Wines - Italy
Colombaia, Pinot Grigio $18.00

Principessa Perlanti Gavi, Banfi $30.00

Santa Margherita, Pinot Grigio $35.00

Castello Banfi, Pinot Grigio, San Angelo $30.00

Luna di Luna, Pinot Grigio / Chardonnay $20.00

Moleto, Pinot Grigio $20.00

Villa Rosa, Gavi Gavi $18.00

La Scolca, Gavi di Gavi, Black Label $70.00

White Wines of the World
Brancott, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand $25.00

Lindeman's Chardonnay, Australia $20.00

B & G Pouilly Fuisse, France $25.00

Yellow Tail Chardonnay, Australia $18.00

Red Wines - California
La Crema, Cold Coast Pinot Noir $34.00

Robert Mondavi, Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) $45.00

Simi Cabernet Sauvignon $36.00

Kendall-Jackson, Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma) $30.00

J. Lohr 7 Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon $29.00

Blackstone Merlot $24.00

Columbia Crest, Merlot $25.00

Francis Ford Coppola, Merlot (Diamond Series) $28.00

Clos du Bois, Cabernet Sauvignon (North Coast) $34.00

St. Supery Merlot (Napa) $32.00

St. Francis, Merlot (Sonoma) $30.00

Joseph Phelps, Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa) $68.00

Beringer," Knight's Valley", Cabernet (Napa) $36.00

Sebastiani Merlot $30.00

Sin Zin, Alexander Valley, Red Zinfandel $30.00

Red Wines of the World
Concha Y Toro Casillero, Cabernet Sauvignon $20.00

Black Opal $20.00

Jacob's Creek, Reserve Shiraz $26.00

Yellow Tail, Cabernet Sauvignon (Shiraz) $20.00

Grant Burge Shiraz $24.00

Italian Red Wines
Antinori Santa Cristina $24.00

Ruffino, Chianti Traditional $40.00

Ruffino, Gold Chianti Riserva $60.00

Cesare, Amarone $50.00

Barbera di Asti Superiore, Volpi Piedmont $24.00

Banfi, Chianti Classico Riserva $26.00

Castello Banfi, Cumlade $52.00

Spanna, Riserva Piedmont $28.00

Brolio, Chianti Classico $26.00

Cecchi, Chianti Classico Tuscany $27.00

Travagline, Gatinara $34.00

Masi Costasera, Amarone Classico $70.00

Bolla, Valpolicella $20.00

Marchese di Barolo, Barolo $55.00

Banfi Brunello Di Montal Cino $80.00

Luiano, Chianti Classico $26.00

Castello Banfi, Rosso di Montalcino $36.00

Tignanello, Antinori (Toscana) $140.00

Wine & Food Guideline:
There are no rigid "rules" for wine. The wine should not overpower the food, nor should the food overpower the wine. They should complement each other; they should be friends.

Wine Varietals & Styles:

Cabernet Sauvignon (Also Bordeaux) - one of the world's finest red wine grapes. Excellent from Bordeaux, California, Chile, and Australia. Makes BIG, complex wines

Chardonnay (Also French White Burgundy) - home is Burgundy region, does as well in California, Chile, Australia, etc. Dry, full-bodied, aromatic, fruity

Merlot (Also Bordeaux) - home is Bordeaux, thrives in California, Chile, and elsewhere. Generally softer than Cabernets and more versatile

Nebbiolo (Mostly From Italy's Piedmont Region) - this grape makes big, sturdy, dry red wines that need some age, e.g. Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara

Pinot Grigio (Also Pinot Gris) - enourmously popular wine from Italy. Dry, fruity, quite versatile

Pinot Noir (Also Red French Burgundy) - arguably the most versatile wine grape of all! A rather light red, but has fascinating, earthy, wild flavor nuances and scents

Riesling (Also Many German & Alsace Wines) - Germany's great white wine grape; oustanding in alsace, also does well elsewhere. Dry or sweet; unique, distinctive character

Sangiovese (Also Tuscan Reds) - principal red grape for Tuscany; can be light or robust. Grapes from this family used in Chianti, Brunello, etc.

Sauvignon Blanc / Fume Blanc (Also White Loire & White Bordeaux) - generally leaner than Charodnnay. Can be grassy/herbaceous to varying degrees. Loire and New Zealand generally most assertive. Excellent for "difficult" dishes

Zinfandel - virtually all of it is from California. Rich, berry-like flavors. Can be light and fruity or big and bold

Some suggestions


Cabernets, Syrah, Nebbiolo Bordeaux, Big Tuscan Reds


Avoid huge gutsy reds.
Try Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel or lighter Sangiovese.


Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, With heartier dishes a very light red.


For a very flavorful fish like grilled salmon, tuna, grilled swordfish, monkfish: Pinot Noir (very versatile), both Cotes-Du-Rhone, Beaujoiais (chillable).


With cream sauces or seafood:
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gingio, Gavi.

With Meat sauce or rich substantial tomato sauces:
Sangiovese, Chianti, Zinfandel, Barbera, Montepulciano.


Most whites will work- Sauvignon Blancs (Sancerre, Poully-Fume) are great.


This category is vast and diverse. Generally speaking, a dry white is best.


Sherry, Port, Madeira, Muscats, Sweet Sparkling, Sauvignon Blanc.


Artichokes, asparagus, salads or smoked salmon. Sauvignon Blacn, Riesling. If using red wine (chillable).