Friday, March 25, 2011

Flights for today through March 30

A whole mess of fine new Pinot Noir gets opened for your tasting pleasure today...plus a chance to taste a couple new Alta Colina releases...(UPDATE: Alta Colina sold out - we will try to get more.)

Great Whites Flight $11 to go half glass
1 Cadastres Picpoul de Pinet 2009 France 11.99 3 6
2 Clos Pepe Estate Chardonnay 2009 SRH 23.99 6 11
3 Alta Colina 12 O'Clock High 09 Paso Robles 26.99 6 12

Craft Beer Flight $6  (3 oz each)


1 Great White Ale - Eureka, CA

6
2 Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Vly

6

Good Reds Flight $10


1 Vina Borgia Garnache 2009 Spain  7.99
4
2 Saints+Angels Cabernet Sauv  05 Central Cst 11.99 3 6
3 Alta Colina (sold out!) > Thompkin Grenache 2006 Santa Barbara Co. 35.99 8 16

Over The Top Pinot Noir Flight $17


1 Ken Wright Cellars Willamette Valley 2009 27.99 7 13
2 Morgan Twelve Clones Pinot Noir 2009 SLH  29.99 7 14
3 Loring Pinot Noir Cargasacchi Vyd 2009 41.99 10 20

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Flights for tonight

A whole mess of fine new Pinot Noir gets opened for your tasting pleasure on Friday...



Alta Colina Winery Flight $22 to go half glass
1 12 O'Clock High 09 (69% Viognier, 18% Roussanne, 7% Marsanne, 6% Grenache Blanc 26.99 6 12
2 GSM 08 (34% Syrah, 33% Syrah, 33% Mourvèdre) 34.99 8 16
3 Toasted Slope 08 (92% Syrah, 3% Viognier, 3% Mourvedre, 2% Grenache) 34.99 8 16
4 Keystone 08 (100% Syrah) 30.99 7 14
5 Old 900 08 (92% Syrah, 3% Viognier, 3% Mourvedre, 2% Grenache) 84 cs produced 44.99 11 21

a few more by the glass (while they last)


Juan Gil Mourvedre 2008 Jumilla, Spain 16.99 4 8
La Posta Malbec Pizzella Vyd. 2008 Mendoza 13.99 4 7
Frank Family Zinfandel 2007 Napa 26.99 6 12
Fontodi Chianti Classico 2007 (Tanzer 92 pts) 30.99 8 15



Great Whites Flight $11 to go half glass
1 Adelsheim Pinto Gris 2009 Willamette, OR 14.99 4 7
2 Alta Colina 12 O'Clock High 09 26.99 6 12
3 Clos Pepe Estate Chardonnay 2009 SRH 23.99 6 11

Craft Beer Flight $6  (3 oz each)


1 Great White Ale - Eureka, CA

6
2 Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Vly

6

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

TONIGHT: Alta Colina Winery

Alta Colina Winery with Maggie Tillman

Maggie returns with five new releases. Alta Colina is one of the new Paso Robles rising stars and was recently features in Wine Spectator. $22 - drop by anytime from 6 - 8:30


Alta Colina Winery Flight $22 to go half glass
1 12 O'Clock High 09 (69% Viognier, 18% Roussanne, 7% Marsanne, 6% Grenache Blanc 26.99 6 12
2 GSM 08 (34% Syrah, 33% Syrah, 33% Mourvèdre) 34.99 8 16
3 Toasted Slope 08 (92% Syrah, 3% Viognier, 3% Mourvedre, 2% Grenache) 34.99 8 16
4 Keystone 08 (100% Syrah) 30.99 7 14
5 Old 900 08 (92% Syrah, 3% Viognier, 3% Mourvedre, 2% Grenache) 84 cs produced 44.99 11 21




Great Whites Flight $11 to go half glass
1 Adelsheim Pinto Gris 2009 Willamette, OR 14.99 4 7
2 Alta Colina 12 O'Clock High 09 26.99 6 12
3 Clos Pepe Estate Chardonnay 2009 SRH 23.99 6 11

Craft Beer Flight $6  (3 oz each)


1 Great White Ale - Eureka, CA

6
2 Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Vly

6

Friday, March 18, 2011

Flights for today through March 22

Some great wines in the line up. 
(Notice the battle between the Napa Zins on the Good and OTT Red flights.)

Great Whites Flight $9 to go half glass
1 Adelsheim Pinto Gris 2009 Willamette, OR (best ever from a great vintage) 14.99 4 7
2 Rudi Wiest Fusion 2004 Pfalz, Germany (experience the complexity!) 9.99 3 5
3 Clos Pepe Estate Chardonnay 2009 SRH 23.99 6 11
Craft Beer Flight $6  (3 oz each)
1 Great White Ale - Eureka, CA 6
2 Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Vly 6
Good Reds Flight $10
1 Juan Gil Mourvedre 2008 Jumilla, Spain 14.99 4 8
2 La Posta Malbec Pizzella Vyd. 2008 Mendoza 13.99 4 7
3 Frank Family Zinfandel 2007 Napa 26.99 6 12
Over The Top Reds Flight $17
1 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sonoma Cst 2009 (92 points from Pinot Report) 38.99 10 19
2 Fontodi Chianti Classico 2007 (Tanzer 92 pts) 30.99 8 15
3 Paradigm Zinfandel 2007 Napa (made by the winemaker of Screaming Eagle) 34.99 8 16

(over 40 more wines by the glass)

Next Wednesday, March 23:  Alta Colina Winery with Maggie Tillman
Maggie returns with new releases. Alta Colina is one of the new Paso Robles rising stars and was recently features in Wine Spectator. They focus on Rhone varietals and we will be pouring the following 5 wines: 12 O'Clock High, 2008 GSM, 2008 Toasted Slope, 2008 Keystone, 2008 Old 900
$22 - drop by anytime that evening

Friday, March 11, 2011

Flights for today through March 16

I few highlights:
Chronic Cellars Sofa King Bueno finally got delivered so this is your only chance to taste it - will be sold out within a week (once you taste it you'll know why.)
Also, new vintages of Tres Sabores Sauvignon Blanc and Por que No?!



Great Whites Flight $8 to go half glass
1 Von Hovel Riesling 2007 Saar, Germany 13.99 4 7
2 Cadastres Picpoul de Pinet 2009 Languedoc France 11.99 3 6
3 Tres Sabores Sauvignon Blanc 09 Rutherford 16.99 4 8

Craft Beer Flight $6  (3 oz each)


1 Great White Ale - Eureka, CA

6
2 Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Vly

6

Good Reds Flight $12


1 Athair Pinot Noir 2007 RRV 24.99 6 12
2 Chronic Cellars Sofa King Bueno 2009 Paso Robles 19.99 5 10
3 Tres Sabores Por que No? 2008 Napa 19.99 5 10

Over The Top Reds Flight $19


1 Sojourn Pinot Noir Sangiacomo 2009 (Pinot Report 97 pts!) 47.99 12 23
2 Denner Syrah 2005 Paso Robles (Reg. $40) 29.99 7 14
3 Cass Cabernet Franc 2006 Paso Robles 35.99 9 17
 



  40 more wines by the glass


Thursday, March 10, 2011

TASTE for a CAUSE fundraiser TONIGHT




TASTE for a CAUSE fundraiser: Newport Harbor Educational Foundation
50% of flight + 10% of bottle sales donated


to go half glass
1 Cadastres Picpoul de Pinet 2009 France 11.99 3 6

Purple Haze Goat w/lavender & fennel - CA 9.99

2 Voter Sante Chardonnay 2009 Sonoma 10.99 3 5

Purple Haze Goat w/lavender & fennel - CA 9.99

3 Votre Sante Pinot Noir 2009 Calif 10.99 3 5
  Midnight Moon Goat Gouda - Netherlands  11.99

4 Bodegas M Tempranillo 06 Paso R. (Reg. $30) 24.99 6 12
  Mimolette Cow - France 11.99

5 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 09 WA state 19.99 5 10
  Mimolette Cow - France 11.99


40 more wines by the glass


Friday, March 4, 2011

Flights for today through March 9

Featuring Chronic Cellars wines and some of the March Insiders Club selections.
UPDATE: Chronic Cellars Sofa King Bueno is out so we've update the Good Reds flight...


Great Whites Flight $11 to go half glass
1 Lo Tengo Torrontes 2009 Mendoza 10.99 3 5
2 Chronic Cellars Stone Fox 2010 Paso Robles 19.99 5 10
3 Tablas Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 08 (94 WA) 34.99 8 16

Craft Beer Flight $6  (3 oz each)


1 Great White Ale - Eureka, CA

6
2 Boont Amber Ale - Anderson Vly

6

Good Reds Flight $10


1 Merryvale Pinot Noir 2008 Carneros 19.99 5 10
2 Chronic Cellars Purple Paradise 09 Paso Robles 14.99 4 7
3 Waterstone Merlot 2007 Napa (delish) 18.99 5 9

Over The Top Reds Flight $17


1 Loring Pinot Noir Gary's Vyd SLH 09
(Wine Spectator 93 pts)
40.99 10 19
2 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 09 Washington 19.99 5 10
3 Paradigm Merlot 2007 Oakville, Napa (made by original Screaming Eagle winemaker) 40.99 10 19




40 more wines by the glass....including


Cass Flying Nymph 2009 Syrah/Mourved blend 13.99 3 6