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All French this week! All (except 1) is organic or biodynamic. Plus our July cheese menu debuts (there is nothing like old world wine with great cheese.)

White Flight 15 / 11.25 club

white wines

1  Little James Basket Press Blanc (Viognier) 2013 Rhone, France (organic)
2  Domain Dupuy de Lome la Matelote Rose 2013 Provence, France (biodynamic)
3  Domain Dupuy de Lome Bandol Rose 2013 Provence, France (biodynamic)

Red Flight 15 / 11.25 club

red wines

1  Domain Dupuy de Lome la Matelote 2012 Provence France (biodynamic)
2  Vignerons Maury Nature de Schiste 2010 Cotes du Roussillon Village, France (organic)
3  Chateau Haut-Colombier Blayes 2010 Bordeaux, France

Top Red Flight 19 / 14.25 club

top red wines

1  Eric et Joel Durand St Joseph Lautaret 2010 (Syrah) Northern Rhone, France (organic)
2  Domain Dupuy de Lome Bandol 2011 Provence, France (biodynamic)
3  President Bories Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2007 France (organic)

beer 2014-07-11

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)

Three amazing Sauvignon Blancs including micro production Magna Mater from Epoch winemaker, “I didn’t know old world wine could be so delicious” red flight, and carrying over the top red flight by popular demand…

magna mater

Sauvignon Blanc Flight 15 / 11.25 club

1 Tres Sabores Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Sonoma (organic)
2 Magna Mater Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Vogelzang Vyd, SBC (made by Epoch winemaker very limited)
3 St Supery Sauvignon Blanc Dollarhide Ranch Napa 2012

Red Flight 15 / 11.25 club

1 Resso Garnacha 2012 Catalunya, Spain
2 Breca Garnacha Old Vines 2011 Calatayud, Spain
3 Villa Di Zano Chianti Classico Reserva 2009 Tuscany, Italy (Villa Nozzole second label)

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

 

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)

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)