Wine Pairing 34
La Grange Tiphaine 2014 'Nouveau Nez' - Chenin Blanc – Montlouis, France
A natural sparkling Chenin Blanc from Damien Delecheneau. Beautifully balanced with citrus notes and a fine mousse. Perfect for celebrations
Onward Pétillant Naturel - Malvasia Bianca – Suisun, California
Tart melon rind, wild night-blooming jasmine with the charming warmth of kaffir lime scones
Gut Hermannsberg Sekt - Riesling – Nahe, Germany
Exciting aromas of green mango and young papaya, a lovely texture of lemon custard and a lingering interest of wet stone. This Sekt rocks!
Chartogne-Taillet 'Cuvée Ste.-Anne' - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay – Champagne, France
Adhering to the new school philosophy within Champagne style this could be labeled as Extra-Brut. Incisive, classy and chiseled
Dhondt-Grellet ‘Dans un Premier Temps’ Brut - P. Noir, Chardonnay, P. Meunier – Champagne, France
Independent grower with the Domaine located in the heart of Côte de Blancs, if there ever was an everyday champagne, here it is!
Robert Moncuit ‘Grand Cru’ Blanc de Blancs Brut - Chardonnay – Champagne, France
Family owned and operated in the Le Mesnil-sur-Oger since 1889. A truly Grand Cru expression; young pear, lemon peel, chalk, and toasted hazelnuts
R. Pouillon et Fils ‘Les Blanchiens’ 1er Cru Brut Nature 2008 - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay – Champagne, France
A mono-cru in Mareuil, this stunner showcases unique aromatics of black tea, bitter orange and lead into an ultra-long, delineated palate
Christophe Mignon Brut Rosé - Pinot Meunier – Champagne, France
A thoughtful blend of biodynamics, phytotherapy, homeopathy and geobiology. One person cares for one hectare and all fruit is hand-harvested. Tangerine, rye bread, hibiscus, rose petal, and sea breeze
Yves Martin ‘Chavignol’ Sancerre 2014 - Sauvignon Blanc – Loire, France
A true-to-form, mineral-laden example offering up lime zest, green apple, gooseberry, hard limestone and a bit of white pepper
Best’s Great Western 2014 - Riesling – Victoria, Australia
This epic winery just celebrated its 150th birthday and is brought into the states by our mate Gordon Little; finger lime, honeysuckle, talc, and musk
Sandhi 2015 - Chardonnay – Santa Barbara County, California
Brought to us by our great friend, Calcutta born, and local legend - Rajat Parr. Beautifully balanced fuji apple, orange blossom and almond skin
Lieu Dit Chenin Blanc 2015 - Chenin Blanc – Santa Ynez, California
Conceptualized by San Francisco sommelier Eric Railsback. Chamomile, dried pear, mint with great sense of place
Habit 'McGinley' 2015 - Sauvignon Blanc – Santa Ynez Valley, California
Founded by Jeff Fisher almost a decade ago after years of making wine in his LA garage, he is now a true pioneer in the “New California” style with this sunny SB showing bright buddha's hand, tangerine, and flowering thyme
Eva Fricke ‘Kiedricher’ QBA 2014 - Riesling – Rheingau, Germany
Eva was born in Germany and honed her winemaker style while traveling throughout Australia. Kumquat, candied lemon, lilac, juicy burst and yet dry style
Dönnhoff ‘Oberhäuser Leistenberg’ Kabinett 2015 - Riesling – Nahe, Germany
Must have with curry! Scents of lemon oil, white lilac, wet slate, and clover honey. Epic balance, incredible complexity-Off Dry
Weingut Dr. Kauer Trocken 2013 - Riesling – Mittelrhein, Germany
Biodynamic, bone-dry, and banging! Extremely complex showcasing yuzu, apricot, cardamom, and flint
Tatomer ‘Paragon’ 2015 - Grüner Veltliner – Edna Valley, California
The paragon vineyard is a special site full limestone and quartz; young nectarine, iris, crushed stone, and ginger
Sohm & Kracher 'St. Georg’ 2013 - Grüner Veltliner – Burgenland, Austria
A lovely collaboration project between Aldo Sohm “Best Sommelier in the World 2008,” and world class Austrian sweet winemaker Kracher; lemon pith, cut grass, orange mint, with a cool wheaty richness
Heinrich Spindler QBA - 2014 - Riesling – Pfalz, Germany
The definition of tradition, family owned since the year the Mayflower departed England in 1620. Today it is in its 13th generation of farmers with Hans and his son Markus Spindler managing the estate; Lemon, lime, pineapple, and flint
Bründlmayer 'Zöbinger Heiligenstein' 2008 - Riesling – Kamptal, Austria
A bit of bottle age has allowed this wine to develop beautifully, pomelo, tansy, dill and wet cobble path
Zahel ‘Orange T’ 2015 - Orangetraube – Vienna, Austria
A Raina favorite! When is the last time you had Orangetraube? Freestone peach, daikon, and nectarine
Ronco del Gnemiz ‘Serena e Figli' 2015 - Sauvignon – Colli Orientali del Friuli, Italy
Vegetable kofta and this wine are a dreamy match; yellow bell pepper, nettle, grapefruit, myrtle, and tomato leaf
Domaine U Stiliccionu 2014 - Vermentino – Corsica, France
Sébastien Poly is fully devoted to BioD practices and his wines are such living breathing expressions; Prickly pear, washed rind, salt air, and crushed stone
Arnot Roberts ‘Trout Gulch’ 2014 - Chardonnay – Santa Cruz Mountains, California
This wine is a dead ringer for Chablis! Lean, tight and mineral with citrus notes
Moreau-Naudet 'Forets' Chablis 2014 - Chardonnay – Burgundy, France
Stéphane Moreau is a devotee of Vincent Dauvissat, Didier Dagueneau, and Nadi Foucault and has turned his family Domaine around by reintroducing the old, pre-industrial growing methods to make something truly distinct, extraordinary, charismatic and thought-provoking
Stella Bella 2011 - Chardonnay – Margaret River, Australia
Coincidentally, this is the nickname for Jesse and Jennifer’s youngest daughter. Pick time, site variation and carefully selected french oak barrels add to the layered complexity within; peach fuzz, smoked melon, and roasted hazelnut
Deux Montille Pernand-Vergelesses 2012 - Chardonnay – Burgundy, France
Siblings Alix and Etienne de Montille are vital members of Burgundy’s younger generation to whom the torch has now been passed. Their home estate, the Domaine de Montille located in Volnay, has been within the family for about 300 years. Bosc pear, celery leaf, praline, and sea salt
Bénédicte et Stéphane Tissot ‘Patchwork' Arbois 2014 - Chardonnay – Burgundy, France
This is the cuvée formerly known as “Classic” and briefly, “Empreinte”. Younger vines in Tissot’s famed single crus, and made very much in a style tipping his hat to what we love in epic white burgundy
Domaine du Closel ‘La Jalousie’ Savennières 2014 - Chenin Blanc – Loire, France
Harvested earlier when the berries are pale yellow and crisp preserving acid and freshness. White peach, tangy lime, grapefruit, and a dry chalky finish
François Pinon ‘Les Deronnieres’ Vouvray 2014 - Chenin Blanc – Loire, France
François has transferred his family domaine to organics with a minimalist approach; Pink lady apples, meyer lemon curd, ginger, and quince
Weingut Umathum 2014 - Gelber Muskateller, Roter Traminer – Frauenkirchen, Austria
A blend of ancient grape varieties, this wine stunned at first impression with its natural affinity towards our food; cantaloupe, wilting rose, allspice, and honey
Salem Wine Co. 2015 - Pinot Noir – Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon
Raj and Sashi back at it again with this rosé of intent exclusively sourced from the BioD volcanic Seven Springs Vineyard, no saignée, no additions, true rosé.
Easkoot ‘Perseverance’ 2015 - Pinot Noir – Marin County, California
We are lucky to have scored some of this completely sold out masterpiece by Matt Duffy; savory dried orange oil, ruby red grapefruit and torn sage.
Edmunds St. John 2015 - Gamay – El Dorado County, California
Gamay Noir vines which have found a happy home on a former Bartlett Pear patch; fresh violet, wild raspberry, cranberries, and tarragon.
Clos Marie, Pic Saint Loup 2015 - Grenache – Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Biodynamic, strawberry, high-toned gooseberries, 'Gertrude Jekyll' rose, and crunchy minerality.
Jolie Laide ‘Fanucchi Wood Road’ 2015 - Trousseau Gris – Russian River, California
An alpine varietal, foot-stomped, fermented whole cluster, skin contact gives an orange hue. Quince, kumquat, grapefruit zest, and radish.
Bow & Arrow 2015 - Gamay – Willamette Valley, Oregon
A husband & wife wine team trucking fruit into the city of Portland; Purple Lilacs, pomegranate, and potting soil.
Lompoc Wine Co. 2014 - Pinot Noir – Santa Rita Hills, California
Domaine de la Côte fruit has found a new home; Currants, pomegranate, mushrooms and fresh sage.
Mac Forbes ‘EB/PYT’ 2015 - Syrah Nouveau – Yarra Valley, Australia
An “Experimental Batch” turned into a total success, Not much manipulation after harvest. “Pretty, perfumed and utterly gluggable”.
Roark Wine Co. 2015 - Cabernet Franc – Santa Ynez, California
A true one man show, 158 cases produced, unfined and unfiltered; very Loire-like in style.
Domaine du Pélican ‘Trois Cépages’ Arbois 2014 - Pinot Noir, Ploussard, Trousseau – Jura, France
Jura swag, a real crew favorite; High tone raspberry, sour cherry, leather, smoke, nutmeg, and dried grains.
Domaine Mee Godard Morgon Côte du Py 2014 - Gamay – Beaujolais, France
Cru Beaujolais with Burgundian flair; Cranberry, plum, peony, and damp cedar.
Domaine Giachino 2014 - Mondeuse – Savoie, France
Our beloved Raina’s favorite; the smell and taste remind her of the Choward's violet mints she enjoyed as a little girl.
Bellus ‘Scopello’ 2014 - Frappato – Sicily, Italy
Bellus translated from Latin means beauty. This charitable passion project is crafted by our friend and NYC Sommelier Jordan Salcito. Strawberry, blueberry, lavender, and green grass.
Guímaro ‘Finca Meixeman’ Ribeira Sacra Vina Viejas 2013 - Mencía – Galicia, Spain
One of the first adegas to join the Ribeira Sacra D.O. in 1996. Guímaro, which means “rebel” in Gallego truly represented Pedro, his family and their world class wine; 70-year-old vines showcasing black berry, kirsch, darjeeling, and crushed gravel.
Cascina Fontana Langhe 2013 - Nebbiolo – Piedmont, Italy
Sixth generation family operated Cantina in the southern Barolo hills of the Langhe; plum, dried oregano, assam, and clementine.
‘Sucette’ Old Vine 2014 - Grenache – Barossa, Australia
Great example of sexy Grenache as it really should be: super aromatic, pretty as heck, supple & yet full of verve.
Jolie Laide ‘Provisor’ 2014 - Grenache – Dry Creek Valley, California
Secured our allocation early! Elegant, cinnamon, black cherry, raspberry and fennel.
Windgap ‘Nellessen’ 2014 - Syrah – Sonoma, California
Nellessen vineyard, an eastern facing slope in the west Sebastopol Hills, is a drop dead gorgeous location for Syrah; Stylish blueberry, blackberry, anise, and white pepper.
Stolpman Estate 2013 - Syrah – Ballard Canyon, California
The family owned vineyard where Sashi Moorman came into his as a winemaker, also showcasing a special touch toward Syrah; Blackberry, dried berries, allspice and rosemary.
J.L Chave ‘Offerus’ St. Joseph 2013 - Syrah – Rhone, France
The Chave line could make a fair claim to be recognized as France’s winemaking royal family having grown grapes for epic wines since 1491; Blueberry, green olives, vanilla and cured beef.
Paul Barre ‘Château La Grave’ Fronsac 2012 - Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec – Bordeaux, France
The vineyards of La Grave overlook the Dordogne river and extend to the foot of the Church of Saint Martin de Fronsac. Staunchly BioD, wild blackberry, baked cherry tart, coffee bean, and tarragon.
Bodega Chacra ‘Mainque’ 2012 - Merlot – Patagonia, Argentina
BioDynamic Patagonian rockstar! Dark brooding fruit, black olive, cigar, marjoram and bacon.
Matthiasson 2013 - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot – Napa Valley, California
A stylistic throwback towards ‘Old School Napa Cab’. A blend of three AVA’s; Coombsville, Rutherford and Oak Knoll. A real gem with mulberry, Santa Rosa plum, graphite, cedar, black licorice and mocha. A Babu Ji family favorite for sure!