$8 Wine Tasting Friday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. & Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 1- 4:30 p.m.
Taste an elegant selection of some of California's finest varietals this weekend. Keep these delicious values on hand to enjoy with friends and family all throughout the holiday season!
Lyric by Etude, Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County, 2015 - $18.99
Etude’s winemaking philosophy remains steadfast in this wine. Crafted with very minimal winemaking intervention in order to reflect the unique terroir of North Canyon and Cat Canyon Vineyards. Barrel fermentation, sur lies aging in French oak barrels and partial malolactic fermentation allow for a layered and balanced expression of this vineyard-driven Chardonnay. Broad spectrum of citrus, tropical fruit and floral aromas. A backbone of fresh fruit flavors and acidity balance the generous fruit weight, creamy texture and spice notes of this structured Chardonnay.
Lyric by Etude, Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County, 2015 - $23.99
Etude has handcrafted its celebrated Pinot Noir from the Carneros region for over 30 years and is now taking its study of the varietal to the famed Santa Barbara County appellation. Influenced by the minimal intervention philosophy of its parent winery, Lyric is an authentic expression of Santa Barbara that is true to its classic Pinot Noir characteristics. Rich in ripe cherry, red raspberry, and fresh strawberry, this youthful Pinot Noir drinks complex with hints of cinnamon, cardamom, sandalwood and cola. Offering an elegant structure, silky tannins and bright acidity, this Pinot Noir is captivating in its youth and makes a wonderful counterpart to a variety of dishes.
Simi, Merlot, Sonoma County, California, 2013 - $16.99
Deep garnet with a ruby edge, the 2013 Sonoma County Merlot has rich, dark notes of blackberry and plum with cocoa, nutmeg, and earthy hints of cedar and bay laurel. Smoky bacon notes frame bright fruit aromas into a compelling mixture of bright fruit with exotic spice and toast. Red and dark fruits play off each other with layer after luscious layer. Both youthful and concentrated. 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Malbec
Atalon, Pauline's Cuvee, Napa Valley, California, 2012 - $25.99
Made after the wines of the Right Bank, Merlot and Cabernet Franc lead the way to a soft supple wine with lots of character. Dark ruby in color. Aromatic notes of black cherry, blackberry, plum, currant, integrated sweet oak, cinnamon and clove spices, and shaved milk chocolate. Delicate and soft entry with great depth and balance, the definition of soft and velvety.
Broadside, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, 2015 - $16.99
A serious, concentrated, yet still elegant Cabernet Sauvignon. Fresh boysenberry, peppercorn, and sweet tobacco notes highlight ample fruit in the nose, complemented by subtle notes of toasty oak vanillin and cigar box. Cassis, green olive, and fresh berry acidity greet the palate with an underlying current of fine tannin, coalescing in a dry, persistent finish. “Bright red plum fruit is underscored by strong herbal aromas in this widely available bottling. It's fruity on the palate, with a green pepper edge that grows minty as it approaches the finish. A great, refreshing style of Cabernet for barbecues.” 87 pts. Wine Enthusiast
Tastings are designed for groups of 6 or less. Please see our website for our party packages! Prices are per bottle. Your tasting fee is credited toward the purchase of any 3 bottles from the lineup. Credits may not be cumulated. Limit one per customer.
We offer bottles from our extensive retail collection to be consumed in our intimate wine bar for a low $10 bar service fee. Please also ask about our "on-premise" wine list with no fees. For your enjoyment, we provide Riedel crystal stemware, comfortable indoor and outdoor spaces, live music, bar service clean up, wine knowledge and hospitality.
Ask about our Wine of the Week!
Try a 2-ounce tasting for $5 and put the $5 toward your bottle purchase of the wine! Come early, samples are limited! *
Live Local Music Saturday 8 - 10 p.m
Seating is very limited! In order for us to continue bringing top-notch jazz musicians year-round to this intimate venue, there is a $15 per-person minimum tab during live performances. No cover charge!