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-COMPARISONS-a blind tasting of two wines (1/2 glass each) that share something in commonWHITE COMPARISONScrisp whitesdr. frank rkatsiteli (ny) [versus]calera aligote (ca) / 14aromatic washington whitesfausse piste viognier (wa) [versus]rasa riesling (wa) / 16albariñomcpherson (tx) [versus]pierce (ca) / 12pinot gris vs pinot grigiotyee pinot gris (or) [versus]benessere pinot grigio (ca) / 13RED COMPARISONSfull-bodied california redsviano petite sirah [versus]giornata aglianico / 13west coast pinot noirhayden fig (or) [versus]oro en paz (ca) / 16bordeaux-inspired redsbarboursville cab franc (va) [versus]medlock ames merlot (ca) / 18light redsred tail ridge lemberger (ny) [versus]brickhouse gamay (ca) / 13-DESSERT WINES-light / sweet:2009 clos lapeyre ‘la magendia’/ petit manseng / jurançon, france / 12caprilli / moscadello / montalcino, italy / 9bluejacket crossing / vignoles / eudora, kansas / 12neige / apple ice wine / quebec, canada / 142005 château climens / sauvignon blanc + semillon / barsac, bordeaux / 18herbal:vergano ‘americano’ chinato / grignolino / italy / 12margerum amaro / sangiovese + herbs / santa barbara, ca / 15dark / rich:venturini recioto / corvina + rondinella + molinara / valpolicella, italy / 15st. john commandaría / xynisteri + mavro / cyprus / 12el maestro sierra amoroso sherry / palomino / jerez, spain / 112003 azienda agricola crociani vin santo / malvasia bianca + trebbiano / italy / 14offley 20 year tawny port / tinta roriz + touriga nacional / portugal / 14apostoles palo cortado sherry / pedro ximinez / jerez, spain / 15lantieri passito / malvasia / sicily, italy / 13north american dessert flight:margerum amaro / bluejacket crossing vignoles / neige apple ice wine / 14


-BY THE GLASS-SPARKLING2011 blacksmith cellars blanc de blancs / chardonnay / lodi, california 15 / 592006 westport rivers brut ‘rjr’ / chardonnay + pinot noir / westport, massachusetts 16 / 64NV gruet blanc de noirs / pinot noir / new mexico, usa 11 / 44ROSÉ2011 brooks rosé / pinot noir / willamette valley, oregon 15 / 60WHITE2011 oro en paz / sauvignon blanc / lake county, california 12 / 482011 benessere / pinot grigio / carneros, california 14 / 552011 tyee ‘estate’ / pinot gris / willamette valley, oregon 11 / 422011 calera / aligote / mt. harlan, central coast, california 15 / 602010 dr. frank / rkatsiteli / finger lakes, new york 12 / 482009 uvaggio / vermentino / lodi, california 11 / 432010 roots ‘deux vert vnyd’ / melon de bourgogne / yamhill-carlton, oregon 14 / 572011 fausse piste / viognier / columbia valley, washington 15 / 602010 terre rouge / grenache blanc / sierra foothills, california 14 / 562011 two shepherds / roussane + marsanne + viognier / russian river valley, ca 16 / 642010 enotria / arneis / mendocino, california 11 / 442010 red tail ridge / riesling / finger lakes, new york 12 / 482011 rasa ‘the lyricist’ / riesling / columbia valley, washington 18 / 722011 navarro / riesling / anderson valley, californi a 13 / 512011 pierce ranch / albariño / monterey, california 11 / 432012 mcpherson / albariño / texas, usa 12 / 482011 broadside ‘wild ferment’ / chardonnay / edna valley, california 12 / 482011 dusted valley / chardonnay / columbia valley, washington 18 / 722011 shinn estate vineyards / chardonnay / long island, new york 15 / 60RED2011 brickhouse / gamay noir / ribbon ridge, oregon 15 / 602011 oro en paz / pinot noir / sonoma county, california 17 / 682011 hayden fig “no. 52” / pinot noir / wilamette valley, oregon 14 / 562009 red tail ridge / lemberger / finger lakes, new york 12 / 482010 sklepy lechovice / blaufränkisch / znojmo, czech republic 12 / 462010 kirnbauer ‘blau haus’ / blaufränkisch / burgenland, austria 12 / 472010 sheldrake point / cabernet franc / finger lakes, new york 14 / 562010 barboursville ‘reserve’ / cabernet franc / barboursville, virginia 18 / 722009 gamling & mcduck / cabernet franc / napa valley, california 16 / 642007 two mile / sangiovese / dry creek valley, california 16 / 702011 harrington ‘fratelli vineyard’ / lagrein / santa clara valley, california 15 / 602011 arnot roberts / syrah / north coast, california 18 / 802011 dusted valley / cinsault / walla walla, washington 17 / 702011 martian ranch ‘parallax’ / mourvèdre / los alamos, central coast, california 14 / 562011 kerloo / tempranillo / columbia valley, washington 16 / 642008 pierce ranch / touriga / monterey, california 14 / 562007 quinta cruz ‘concertina’/ touriga nacional + tinta roriz / sierra foothills, ca 13 / 522008 medlock ames / merlot / alexander valley, california 18 / 802010 giornata ‘french camp vineyard’ / aglianico / paso robles, california 15 / 602007 viano / petite sirah / contra costa, california 11 / 42


-HALF-BOTTLES-NV bellavista ‘brut cuvée’ /chardonnay + pinot noir/ franciacorta, italy 382011 cascina ca’rossa ‘birbet’ / brachetto / canale, italy 262009 lange 'reserve' / pinot noir / willamette valley, oregon 482011 carmel road / chardonnay / monterey, california 322006 scacciadiavoli / sagrantino / montefalco, italy 452005 venturini amarone / corvina + rondinella + molinara / valpolicella, italy 542006 francesco rinaldi & figli ‘le brunate’ / nebbiolo / barolo, italy 58half-bottle flights:all reds: scacciadiavoli sagrantino / rinaldi ‘le brunate’ barolo / venturini amarone 130mixed flight: bellavista franciacorta / carmel road chardonnay / lange pinot noir 90-BEERallagash/ tripel / maine / 8weihenstephaner / hefeweissbier / germany / 10brewdog hardcore ipa / ipa / scotland / 8brasserie de la pigeonnelle ‘la loirette’ / belgian pale ale / france / 12ballast point / kolsch / san diego / 10lev black lion / black lager / czech republic / 7hitachino nest / espresso stout / japan / 11dogfish head midas touch / ancient ale / delaware / 8isastegi sagardo naturala / basque cider / spain / 15 (750ml)anthem / cider / oregon / 10anthem / pear cider / oregon / 10-NON-ALCOHOLIC-fentiman’s rose lemonade / 4fentiman’s ginger beer / 4fentiman’s curiosity cola / 4san pellegrino (1L) / 5we accept cash and all major credit cards. gratuity added for parties of 5 or more.

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