LIOCO CHARDONNAY, sonoma county Full, balanced, not over-oaked. Pear & toasted pumpkin seeds finishing with smoky minerality, already lives where California Chard is moving to

WIND GAP TROUSSEAU GRIS, russian river “Skin contact” - the two sexiest words in white winemaking. Bright & spicy with mandarin fruit, finishing with delicate acidity, from the only 10 acre Trousseau Gris vineyard in California 

AMESTOI TXAKOLINA, basque country, spain Like that brightly dressed euro cyclist who sprints past you smiling & yells something that you can’t understand. slightly spritz and flat out delicious

GUILLEMARINE PICPOUL de PINET, languedoc, france 100% Piquepoul … mid-palate of melon and stone fruit balanced with clean acidity. Warm nights, short skirts, sunburnt lips. From sloped vineyards overlooking a salt-water lagoon

TEIRA SAUVIGNON BLANC, dry creek Made 1 mile from the Russian River, this Sauv Blanc opens up crisp & light with a mid-palate of tropical notes; kiwi, grapefruit and tangerine. Take a sip and then take another sip and then take another….

 JO LANDRON MUSCADET SEVRE et MAINE “AMPHIBOLITE”, loire, france Amphibolite - a metamorphic stone, with a high concentration of iron and magnesium, prevalent in the vineyard. Okay, too much information? Here is what’s important: Jo Landron is the godhead of biodynamic winemaking in the Loire Valley, this wine is low in alcohol and high in acidity and mineral salts. We dig Cuvée Amphibolite for it’s delicious mashup of citrus peel, quince, pear and stone

 LA STAFFA VERDICCHIO, marche, italy Our Verdiccio is that boyfriend you had, the one you planned to break up with, but took him to one-last dinner party, where he was charming, authentic & relaxed… all your friends wondered aloud where you found him, and you left that night with a mix of genuine surprise & self-congratulation (at what good taste you have.) Gentlemen, if you were ever that guy, order this distinctive wine and savor your own quirky exceptionalism

 GASSIER GRENACHE BLANC / SAUVIGNON “CERCIUS”, costieres des nimes, france Knockout nose of peach, tropical fruit with an edgy mineral core. Figs + wet stones. Brainy + gorgeous + South of France, the jane birkin of our wine list

 VILLET CUVEE TRADITION ARBOIS BLANC, jura, france 60% chardonnay / 40% Savagnin (under yeast) “The Jura” where the cool kids drink. You might be served this wine around a campfire after boar hunting all day in some dark woods. With a light sabre. Delicious, different and not difficult to understand why our staff might consume all of this


BANSHEE PINOT NOIR, sonoma county Dark cherry raspberry cinnamon and leather, a high percentage coming from killer Sonoma Coast vineyards

BROC CELLARS CAB FRANC, paso robles Spicy plummy fruit, both light and layered with hints of olives and sappy acidity, massive wine-geek street cred

CASA CASTILLO MONASTRELL, jumilla, spain 100% Mourvedre aged in French oak, a dense,dark star with complex aromas of berry liqueur, cherry pit and subtle scorched-earth-in-a-good-way-thing going on …. Smooth black raspberry and cherry flavors are energized by tangy acidity. Finishes with silky tannins and a swan song of cracked pepper…

THURNHOF LAGREIN “MERLAU”, suditrol, alto adige, italy La-grine.” There, you just nailed the grape name. From short-stemmed lagrein grapes that produce small berries in high mountains, recalls raspberries, wild strawberries and places you have longed to travel to

L’HORTUS SYRAH/MERLOT/GRENACHE “LE LOUP DANS LA BERGERIE” languedoc roussillon, france Quiet pioneer Jean Orliac discovered the neglected property that would one day become Domaine L'Hortus while rock climbing (late 70’s!) the limestone cliffs that loom above. Organically grown, fresh and lively, with cherry and plum spiked by hints of white pepper and a trippy underlying black tea, stone + spice note

MARICHIONE NERO D’AVOLA , sicily, italy Outstanding example of Nero d’Avola from 18-yr old vines. Medium bodied, spicy blackberries, ripe blueberries and cracked black pepper. Purity of fruit and honesty in terroir. What the locals drink…

HOBO CABERNET SAUVIGNON alexander valley, sonoma Alexander Valley is the best site for cabernet in the country. Hobo excels at winemaking that straddles both France and California: An awesome fruit-forward style that knows where the brake pedal is and can apply some restraint


MATTHIASSON ROSE, napa county Electric peachy, honey blossom flavors from Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre and Counoise. Zen-like mastery of form, elegance and edginess from one of California’s best winemakers

TEIRA ROSE, dry creek Simple, awesome fruit coming from a 50+ year-old Zinfandel vineyard. Bone-dry, with strawberries in cereal-milk-effect happening, if the cereal included roasted nuts, sour cherries and a hidden agenda.  

CHERMETTE ROSE LES GRIOTTES, beaujolais, burgundy, france Made by the great Domaine du Vissoux from a small parcel in the southern Beaujolais on clay soil over limestone. Direct press, one day maceration, wild yeast fermentation, minimal sulfur. This rose shows light herbal raspberry, rose and stone aromas. The palate is light but long with stone, raspberry and citrus fruit, crisp acidity and a delicious mouth-coating finish. A wine geek LOVE story in a glass, be still my heart and drink.


M. BONNAMY CREMANT DE LOIRE (SPARKLING), loire, france Chenin Blanc (our favorite!), Chardonnay, Cab Franc super sexy strawberry aroma meets creamy texture

 M. BONNAMY ROSE CREMANT DE LOIRE (SPARKLING), loire, france 100% Cab Franc bright fruit, hint of summer peach, finishes with a long with mineral tease

 SORELLE BRONCA PROSECCO, treviso, italy Crisp tropical fruit with a touch of citrus peel. made by the 4 Bronca sisters from 5 hillside vineyards

 LA CAUDRINA MOSCATO D’ASTI, piemonte, Italy – 500ml btl Most Moscato makes me want to punch a Kardashian, this one does not. Delicious, delicate, a decidedly perfect ending to any evening 


“LA GUITA” HIJOS De RAINERA MANZANILLA SHERRY, sanlucar de barrameda, spain Our favorite! Like a delicious little electric eel with saline fins, this is what the beautiful people of Barça drink with tapas. Now owned by the legendary Sherry house Valdespino

GUTIERREZ COLOSIA FINO SHERRY, el puerto de santa maria, spain Wow, this fino sings of salty sea air tang! Elegantly structured, the palate offers backbone to the open, fresh nose. Aged in solera five years

GUTIERREZ COLOSIA OLOROSO SHERRY, el puerto de santa maria, spain Dating to 1838, the Gutierrez bodega is located along the river mouth in El Puerto de Santa María, closer to the ocean than any other sherry house, and governed by the dry Levante and humid Poniente winds (from North Africa less than 20 miles away.) This Oloroso starts dry and takes you places, nutty, rich with an exotic salt air




ALMANAC EMPEROR NORTON – Hoppy Belgian-style Ale brewed with apricots