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Wine & Cheese Bar and Shop

organic whites, 93 point dry Portuguese red, fantastic Chianti, Anthill Pinot, 94 point Washington Syrah, and more…

Organic White Flight 13 / 9.75 club

1 Bodegas Mustiguillo Mestizaje 2012 Spain (organic)
2 Tres Sabores Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Napa (organic)
3 Tres Sabores Rose 2013 Napa (organic)

Red Flight 15 / 11.25 club

1 Villa Di Zano Chianti Classico Reserva 2009 Tuscany, Italy (Villa Nozzole second label)
2 Six Sigma Diamond Mine Cuvee 2010 Lake Co.
3 Churchill’s Estate 2011 Douro, Portugal (93 pts WS)

Top Red Flight 22 / 16.50 club

1 Anthill Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012 (organic)
2 DeLille Doyenne Syrah 2008 Yakima, WA
(94 pts WS)
3 Fisher Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Napa

 

beer 2014-06-26

Plus craft beer and 50 more wines by the glass (click for list)

Happy Hours: Noon – 6 pm Tues – Friday, Noon – 4 pm Sat & Sun, 4 – 6 pm Monday (click for info)

Second chance to taste elegant La Fenetre, amazing Sillix Grenache, one of the best Napa Cabs we tasted from 2009, a trio of refreshing roses, and more…

Sillix

Dry Rose Flight 13 / 9.75 club

1 Tres Sabores Rose 2013 Napa (organic)
2 A Cote Rose of Pinot Noir 2013 SBC
3 Bedrock Ode to Lulu Rose Ancient Vines 2013

Red Flight 16 / 12 club

1 A Cote Pinot Noir 2012
2 La Fenetre Le Paire Syrah/Grenache 2010
3 Tres Sabores Por que No? 2010 Napa (organic)

Top Red Flight 22 / 16.50 club

1 La Fenetre Pinot Noir Rita’s Crown Vyd 2010 SBC
2 Sillix Grenache 2011 Camp 4 Vyd. Santa Ynez Vly
(50 cases made)
3 Michael James Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 2009 Napa (100 cases made 94pts Wine Enthusiast)

 

Plus craft beer and 50 more wines by the glass (click for list)

Happy Hours: Noon – 6 pm Tues – Friday, Noon – 4 pm Sat & Sun, 4 – 6 pm Monday (click for info)

Joshua-Klapper

Like 2 weeks ago, we are hosting a winemaker who has bootstrapped a Santa Barbara winery which has lead the way in advancing the quality and diversity of California wine. After years of experience in some of the best restaurants on both coasts (Café Boulud and Sona) Josh took the leap to make wine fashioned after the best in the world. Working with iconic SB winemakers such as Jim Clendenen and Bob Lindquist, he has established his wine as a SB benchmark. Meet Josh as he pours five new releases. $18 / 13.50 club members - waived with purchase of 3 bottles plus 10% off bottles to go that night only.  6 – 10 PM ~ drop by anytime tonight.

A Cote Rose 2013 (LA Times and Wine Lab customers perennial favorite)

Dr Klapper Riesling 2012

A Cote Pinot Noir 2012

La Fenetre Pinot Noir Rita’s Crown Vineyard 2010 (one of the most exciting new vineyards in SB)

La Fenetre Le Paire Grenache 2010

Plus craft beer and 50 more wines by the glass (click for list)

Happy Hours: Noon – 6 pm Tues – Friday, Noon – 4 pm Sat & Sun, 4 – 6 pm Monday (click for info)

Orin Swift Machete 2012
click photo to see all 12 Machete 2012 labels

Machete slashes back, best Shiraz we have ever tasted, beautiful Gigondas, Little James Blanc, Chilean Pinot made by famed Burgundy master, killer Garnacha Blanca, and more…

Winemaker tasting Thursday – Josh Klapper of La Fenetre – 6 – 9 PM

White Flight 14 / 10.50 club

1 Resso Garnacha Blanca 2013
2 Little James Basket Press Blanc 2013
3 Patz & Hall Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2012 RRV, Sonoma

Red Flight 15 / 11.25 club

1 Espino Pinot Noir 2012 Chile (made by William Fevre)
2 Domain Chevallon Gigondas 2011 Rhone, France
3 Sans Liege Groundwork Mourvedre 2012 SBC

Top Red Flight 20 / 15 club

1 Tournon Shays Flat Shiraz 2011 West Victoria, Australia – 94 pts WA
2 Levo Ransom 2012 Kimsey Vineyard, Ballard Canyon, SBC (75% Grenache, 25% Syrah)
3 Orin Swift Machete 2012 California

 

June 2014 cheese

Plus craft beer and 50 more wines by the glass (click for list)

Happy Hours: Noon – 6 pm Tues – Friday, Noon – 4 pm Sat & Sun, 4 – 6 pm Monday (click for info)

Levo redux, amazing heirloom Malvasia from Cali, Mourvedre 3 ways, elegant 94 point Shiraz, and more…

White Flight 15 / 11.25 club

SAMSUNG CSC

1 Malvasia Del Fiore 2011 Suisun Valley, CA
2 Levo White Lightning 2013 Santa Barbara Co.
3 Domain Dupuy de Lome la Matelote (dry rose) 2013 Provence, France (organic & biodynamic)

Red Flight 15 / 11.25 club

SAMSUNG CSC

1 Domain Dupuy de Lome la Matelote 2012 Provence Fr (organic & biodynamic 60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 20% Syrah)
2 Levo Ransom 2012 Kimsey Vineyard, Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara Co.
3 Sans Liege Groundwork Mourvedre 2012 SBC

Top Red Flight 20 / 15 club

SAMSUNG CSC

1 Tournon Shays Flat Shiraz 2011 West Victoria, Australia – 94 pts WA
2 Puro Uno Limatada Quadro 2008 Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina
3 Antica Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Napa

 

beer 2014-06-07

Plus craft beer and 50 more wines by the glass (click for list)

Happy Hours: Noon – 6 pm Tues – Friday, Noon – 4 pm Sat & Sun, 4 – 6 pm Monday (click for info)