Some New Wines!!

Some new wines will be on the wine list starting Friday (10/15/10).  All have some very impressive accolades and characteristics that I think will make them great additions to our wine list!


Stonestreet 2002 Black Cougar Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon


From the Winery:

Unbelievably expressive with notes of oolong tea and bay leaves which speaks directly to the site.


What Robert Parker had to say:

Wine Advocate # 157
Feb 2005
Robert Parker 93


The impressive, powerful 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cougar Ridge (100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a vineyard planted in volcanic soils at a 1300 foot elevation) offers red and black currant, cherry, crushed rock, and smoky burning ember-like characteristics. With great purity and richness as well as full body and a long, heady finish, it will be drinkable between 2008-2020.




2008 Carmel Road Monterey Chardonnay


From the Winery:

Our 2008 Monterey Chardonnay is rich, bold and beautifully balanced. It possesses an intriguing combination of grapefruit, pear and vanilla imparted by traditional barrel fermentation. The flavors are luscious, fruit forward and distinctly mineral thanks to our unique inner-coastal soils. As with all of our wines, the finish is crisp, structured and long.


What Robert Parker has to say:

Wine Advocate # 190
Aug 2010
Robert Parker 90


I was also impressed with Carmel Road’s 2008 Chardonnay Monterey. With a light greenish hue to its color and loads of tropical fruit intermixed with a hint of orange blossom, this medium-bodied Chardonnay is tasty in a fresh, lively, cool-climate style.




Santa Maria Valley 2007 PINOT NOIR


From the Winery:

Have you ever wondered what the Santa Maria Valley looks like from 30,000 feet? Wonder no more. Roses, silk, toast and plums.


What Robert Parker had to say:

Wine Advocate # 184
Aug 2009
Robert Parker 90


The sexy 2007 Pinot Noir Santa Maria offers sensual, soft, floral, berry, and plum fruit notes intertwined with a subtle notion of smoke. This silky-textured, medium-bodied endearing Pinot smells good, goes down easy, and should have many fans among both neophytes and connoisseurs. Enjoy it over the next several years.



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    Crushed Cucumbers with Sopressata Salami and Garlic Chili Oil Vinaigrette

    Grilled grass fed Flap Steak with fresh Figs and Danish Blue Cheese on Toasts

    Fresh Sweet Corn Pancakes, aged Humbolt Fog Goat Cheese, Radish Strawberry Cream

    Red Cabbage Salad with Sesame Anchovy Dressing and toasted Seaweeds, baby Candy Cane Beets

    Sous Vide Baby Octopus Shabu Shabu, Chili Ume sauce, Shrimp Dashi

    Charleston style chilled pickled Shrimp with sweet Maui Onions and Sriracha

    Handmade Tuscan Pici Pasta with roasted Chickpeas, Chorizo, Garlic and Breadcrumbs

    Duck Fat roasted Corn on Danish Blue Cheese Polenta 'Cob', Corn Silk Crisps

    Cayenne Grilled Baby Carrot Kofte, Carrot Caramel

    Grilled Peaches and Oyster Mushrooms in Fino Sherry with Almond Crema on Toasts

    Duck Confit and Apricot Ragù on Polenta, Parmesan, Lemon Gremolata

    Desserts - new this week!

    Caramelized grilled Summer Stone Fruits, Whipped Mascarpone Creme, Sorrel Sorbet

    Candied Caramel Rum Shell filled with Dark Chocolate Ganache, Rum Meringue