Champagne,Rose, and Whites by the Bottle


Champagne & Sparkling Wines

Champagne, with its two Champagne towns Reims and Epernay, was the first region to make sparkling wine. Three traditional grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier make up this wonderful wine. Styles range from very dry to sweet.

California

100 NV Gloria Ferrer Brut Carneros
102 2000 ‘J’ Brut Russian River Valley
104 04/05 Sofia Blanc De Blanc Monterey County

France

110 1996 Dom Perignon Epernay
112 NV Mumm Cordon Rouge Reims
114 NV Taittinger Cuvee Prestige Rose Reims
116 NV Veuve Clicquot ‘Yellow Label’(375 ml) Reims
118 NV Veuve Clicquot ‘Yellow Label’ Reims

Italy

120 1996 Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante Piedmont

Washington

130 1996 Domaine Ste. Michelle Blanc de Blanc Columbia Valley

Chardonnay

Known as the Queen of grapes, Chardonnay is generously productive in most climates and soils and produces some of the world’s most revered whites. Full, supple, buttery, and Fruity, its flavors can include: apple, pear, citrus, caramel, pineapple, butterscotch, and vanilla.

Australia

140 2005 Wolf Blass President Select South Eastern Aust.

California

150 2005 Acacia(375ml) Napa Valley
152 2005 Acacia Napa Valley
154 2005 Cakebread Reserve Carneros
156 2005 Chateau St. Jean Alexander Valley
158 2006 Francis Coppola Gold Label Monterey County
160 2005 J. Lohr, Arroyo Vista Vineyard San Jose
162 2006 Jerry Garcia Sonoma County
164 2006 Kendall Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Santa Barbara
166 2006 Salmon Creek Sonoma
168 2004 Sonoma Cutrer ‘The Cutrer’ Russian River Valley
170 2006 Stags’ Leap Napa Valley

Chile

176 2005 Haras Estate Maipo Valley

France

180 2004 Louis Latour La Chanfleure Chablis
182 2004 Leonard de Saint-Aubin Pouilly-Fuisse

New Zealand

190 2004 Cloudy Bay Marlborough

Oregon

202 2002 Domaine Serene, Clos du Soleil Williamette Valley

Washington

210 2005 14 Hands Columbia Valley

Chenin Blanc

A floral, honeyed character and zesty acidity earmark a well made Chenin Blanc. This versatile grape produces wines with flavors such as honeysuckle, quince, melon, and grass.

California

220 2006 Dry Creek Vineyard Clarksburg

Gewurztraminer

Highly aromatic, at its best in Alsace where it may be dry or sweet, Gewurztraminer has an exotic, spicy perfume with a taste of lychees and tends to be full-bodied, quite alcoholic, and have a low acidity. The word Gewurztraminer translates to spicy grape.

France

230 2004 Trimbach Alsace

Washington

240 2006 Columbia Winery Columbia Valley

Pinot Blanc

The light aroma, high acidity, and crispness of the Pinot Blanc grape lead it to be an excellent complement to some of our more delicate dishes. Common flavors or bouquets include hazelnut, cream, vanilla, sweet wood, and butter.

France

250 2004 Hugel ‘Cuvee Amours’ Alsace

Pinot Grigio/Gris

Depending on ripeness at harvest and vinification techniques, this ‘white’ variant of the Pinot Noir grape can be tangy and light, or more rich and full-bodied. It is usually delicately fragrant with aromas of lemon, apple, pear, vanilla, almond, or smoke.

California

260 2006 Clos du Bois Sonoma
262 2005 Ivan Tamas Livermore
264 2006 Salmon Creek Sonoma

Italy

270 2006 Castello Banfi ‘San Angelo’ Montalcino
272 2004 Ruffino Borgo Conventini Friuli
274 2006 Santa Margherita Alto Adige

Oregon

280 05/06 King Estate(375ml) Willamette Valley

Pennsylvania

290 2006 Mount Nittany Vineyard Centre Hall

Washington

300 2006 Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley

Riesling

Cellar longevity, as well as an ability to maintain its varietal identity, leads many to view Riesling as the best of all white wine grapes. Highly aromatic, this grape frequently mixes in mineral elements from its vineyard source to produce flavors of: rose petals, flint, violet, apricot, and apple.

California

310 2006 Bonny Doon Pacific Rim Santa Cruz

France

320 2003 Marc Kreydenweiss Wiebelsburg Alsace
322 2004 Trimbach Alsace

Germany

330 2004 Dr. Fischer Ockfener Bockstein Spatlese

New York

336 2004 Heron Hill Finger Lakes

Washington

340 2005 Covey Run Columbia Valley
342 05/06 Chateau Ste. Michelle ‘Eroica’ Columbia Valley

Rosé/Blush Wines

Typically light and crisp, rosé wines can be a refreshing choice especially in the summer months. European styles are usually dry while the U.S. generates a sweeter version of rosé.

California

350 2006 Beringer White Zinfandel Napa Valley
352 05/06 Folie a Deux Rose ‘Menage a Trois’ Napa Valley

Italy

360 2005 Castello Banfi ‘Centine Rose’ Montalcino

Sauvignon Blanc/Fume Blanc

The high acidity and tangy, zesty character of this dry white grape enable it to accompany the greatest variety of foods successfully. Its aggressive aroma brings to mind grass, Citrus, bell peppers, grapefruit, and minerals.

California

370 2006 Ferrari-Carano Sonoma County
372 2006 Gary Farrell Sonoma
374 04/05 Grgich Hills, American Canyon Napa Valley
376 2005 Kenwood Vineyard(375 ml) Sonoma Valley

Chile

390 05/06 Concha Y Toro Terrunyo Casablanca Valley

France

400 05/06 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre

New Zealand

410 2006 Brancott Vineyards Reserve Marlborough
412 2006 Kim Crawford Marlborough
414 2006 Monkey Bay Marlborough

Viognier

Known for its very particular perfume redolent of apricots, peaches, and orange blossoms, this grape varietal can be as full-bodied as an oaky Chardonnay but with a much more distinctive floral aroma.

California

430 2006 Clay Station Lodi
432 05/06 Stag’s Leap Napa Valley
434 2004 Steele Lake County