$4 a glass plus tax
Black Box Merlot
This wine’s lavish red fruit aromas introduce a rich palate of plum and black cherry flavors tinged with smoky vanilla and cinnamon-spiced oak nuances. It finishes long and warm with resolved tannins and sweet red currant notes.
Our 2009 California Merlot received 90 points and a Best Buy from Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2012. The same vintage took home a Gold Medal at the 2011 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition.
Black Box Shiraz
This Shiraz’s fresh blackberry and cherry aromas are enhanced by heady floral, pepper and wood spice notes. Its lush dark fruit, vanilla and toasted oak flavors wed with full tannins to culminate in a soft, supple finish. A perfect complement to braised meats, filet mignon or roasted vegetables.
In 2012, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named our 2009 California Shiraz a Best Buy. Our 2009 Central Coast Shiraz earned a Gold Medal at the 2011 World Value Wine Challenge.
Black Box Chardonnay
Displays fresh aromas of citrus and banana with hints of floral spice and creamy oak. The palate is rich with a full entry, finishing long and warm with the ripe flavors of pineapple and mango returning. Partners well with grilled seafood or cheese and fruit. Our 2010 California Chardonnay received a Best Buy from Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2012. Our 2009 Monterey County Chardonnay was honored with a Gold Medal at the 2011 Consumer Wine Awards.
Beringer Vineyards White Zinfandel
When making Beringer’s White Zinfandel, the focus was to highlight the fresh red berry, citrus and melon aromas and flavors and round these out with subtle hints of nutmeg and clove. The wine has a youthful exuberance that is appealing to anyone looking for an uncomplicated wine to accompany a meal or to drink by the glass.
Red Wines by the Bottle
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Francis Coppola Claret $20
A Bordeaux style blend from California with 81% cabernet sauvignon, 9% petite verdot, 5% malbec, 3% merlot and 2% cabernet franc aged for 15 months in French oak. Harmonious and complex with black cherry, blueberry, plum, vanilla and toasted oak aromas. The palate is elegant, with a silky mouth feel serving up plum, blackberry and black currant flavors. The finish offers a touch of spice and black tea, with the fruit flavors sustaining and balancing the bitterness of the tannins. This is a very approachable and pleasant-drinking claret, or cabernet sauvignon… whatever you want to call it.
Don Miguel Gascon 2010 Malbec $17
The 2010 Don Miguel Gascon Malbec is known as the Black Wine, in Argentin. It is more of a dark red with deep purple highlights wine. It has intense red Twizzlers on the nose, sweet cherry and strawberry. A good plush wine, blueberry, cassis, a little milk chocolate upfront. The mid-palate brings in plums, tea and a touch of spice. The tannins are smooth and sweet and there is enough acidity to make you smack your lips. The finish is dark berry and fairly lengthy.
Justin Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 $29
Justin's 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is generous and easy-to-drink, with loads of ripe red and black fruits, meaty undertones and a dollop of spice. The tannins are definitely perceptible, but they give this otherwise juicy red some nice texture, perfect for fancy burgers, braises and stews.
Pend d'Oreille Bistro Rouge, Cabernet-Merlot-Syrah 2009 $18
A blend of 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 22% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Franc; Washington This fun yet sophisticated wine is your everyday wine that is perfect for barbecues, pizza or just conversation. It has full berry flavors with sturdy yet soft tannins. The blend has become the vin de pays of the Northwest.
Sobon Cougar Hill Zinfandel 2008 $20
Nose is red fruits, strawberries. Initial attack is a wave of intense candied strawberries followed by black pepper into the lingering finish. With a half hour of air in the glass, this takes on a more mellow profile, blackberries and crushed cherries mellowed by mild vanilla, leather, creosote, white pepper on the finish, clipped by chalky tannins. Medium finish. Very enjoyable wine. Pairs well with lasagna and garlic bread or pizza
The Spanish Quarter Cabernet Sauvignon/Tempranillo 2010 $14
A blend of 55 Cabernet Sauvignon 45 Tempranillo. At once exotic, yet familiar, this full, silky red blend marries cherry and blackberry flavors with exotic spice and a hint of oak.
White Wines by the Bottle
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Chamisal Unoaked Chardonnay 2011 $18
Exploding with fresh, crisp fruit, the nose combines tropical pineapple, mango and banana with the citrus notes of lemon, lime and grapefruit - a testament to the diversity of vineyard sources. The palate bursts with a medley of fruit, driven by the crisp Fuji apple character and underlying minerality of the estate grapes. Fresh and vivacious, this wine exhibits a dense mid-palate, proving that with the right grapes and wine making, Chardonnay does not need oak or malolactic fermentation to shine.
Griggs 2011 Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc $19
Chasing Venus wines are produced from grapes grown on small family farms in the acclaimed Marlborough appellation of New Zealand. Griggs Vineyard is situated in an old riverbed against the eastern hills of the appellation. The gravelly, well-drained soils promote pronounced grapefruit flavors. The McClean vineyard is located in the heart of the Marlborough appellation where the heavy clay soils contribute the herbal aromas found in Chasing Venus. Grove Town grapes, grown at the very southern edge of the Marlborough appellation, produce a wonderful balance of herbal, citrus and stony mineral notes. We use only a small amount of the Flower Day vineyard for its famously aggressive cat pee aroma that is so characteristic of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.
Wente 2010 Riva Ranch Chardonnay $24
Barrel fermented in French, American, Eastern European, and neutral oak, this medium- bodied Chardonnay has a rich, golden color and aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, honey, cinnamon and light floral notes, balanced by subtle oak, butter and vanilla from barrel aging. It has a round mouthfeel and a long, fruity finish.
Blush and Sparkling
GE Pend d'Oreille Huckleberry Blush $20
“Best Idaho Wine” at Mt. Borah and Gold Medal- Northwest Wine Summit, 2003. It's pink, it's an infusion, but it's a serious wine. This delightful Riesling is infused with wine produced from local huckleberries giving it a lovely blush color and the flavor of our local mountains. Try this wine well chilled.
La Marca Prosecco $20
La Marca Prosecco is named for the La Marca Trevigiana zone, located in the heart of Italy's Prosecco region, where its grapes are grown. Founded more than 40 years ago, the La Marca winery joins tradition and innovation, ensuring the highest quality product.
Made from the Glera grape, La Marca Prosecco is a fresh sparkling wine with a vibrant bouquet of apple, white peach and honeysuckle. The soft, harmonious fruity notes highlighted by pleasant acidity make this wine ideal for any occasion.