Nostalgia: César Drinks List

Once upon a time, I was in the restaurant and bar business with locations in Berkeley, Oakland and Fair Oaks, California. Every once in a while, some one from way back will reach out to me through this blog to say how much they miss the old days when wine was plentiful and eating out was a reasonable proposition. I just say to them, somewhat cynically, that I don’t miss the business at all. Especially given the state of things today.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved the action and the hustle, but I’m glad I’m out. I fear for restaurants today. I don’t see how they can work anymore. Dedicated employees deserve to be paid better than reasonable menu prices allow. The fight over tips and wages is dispiriting. The public doesn’t seem to care about the inequities. They seem to want to control things which leads to a precarious balance of power. In some ways the return to work post-COVID is telling. Restaurants are struggling to find employees and this is a trend that I believe will continue. I hope some of those unemployed restaurant workers have seen the light and are retraining or going to school.

Anyway, every once in a while, someone asks if I would publish my drinks and wine list from César just to compare prices to restaurants today. I don’t want to tell them that I threw everything away when I moved to Europe.

Recently, however, a friend sent me one from circa 2008-2009, so if you enjoy looking at old wine lists you may enjoy this one. Compiling it was a lot of fun. Fortunately, our business was such that we could invest in wine and everything under the sun was made available to us. I learned a lot and several of my employees did too. A few of them went on to do quite well themselves. It’s very gratifying to see that.

Cheers.


césar drinks list

wines by the glass 

whites & rosés 

2007 corbières gris de gris (rosé), domaine de fontsainte: a delicate rosé made from grenache and carignan in the languedoc-roussillon aoc of corbières. this is a charming region on the mediterranean with vineyards that slide up into the hills to the west and north. while this area is known for its powerful reds, the rosé is a great choice for the hot summer days the region is known for. 

2007 langtry estate sauvignon blanc, lillie vineyard, guenoc valley: this is from the high elevation hills near clear lake, north of the napa valley. langtry estate is the first winery in california to have its own appellation, the guenoc valley. even though there are only 300 acres planted, this is a special five acre parcel noted for its sauvignon blanc produced in a bordeaux style: crisp, dry, minerally and more waxy than grassy with french oak fermentation. it’s more complex and classy than the usual fare. 

2007 mâcon-villages, héritiers du comte lafon: 100% chardonnay from dominique lafon, the master of meursault, now weaving his magic in the mâconnais. he began this project hoping to produce unoaked chardonnay that expressed this noble terroir in its purest, chalky sense. he has succeeded with great parcels in some of the finest villages of the appellation. 

2006 adelsheim tocai friulano, “tf”, willamette valley, oregon: david adelsheim planted this variety many years ago after a trip to collio in friuli. his is one of the few seen in america, but there is more to come. since 2007 tocai is no longer allowed to appear on labels in europe to avoid confusion with the tokaj wine of hungary. david has chosen to call his wine “tf” and it’s classified as a white table wine. make no mistake, this is 100% tocai friulano with its lime leaf aroma and bitter almond flavor. 

2007 malvasia, collio, venica & venica: this is made from the excellent malvasia istriana variety which is typically found in friuli, slovenia and croatia and is different from the malvasias found in other parts of italy and europe. it produces beautifully crisp and aromatic wines smelling of fragrant white blossoms, orange and freshly baked bread. this bottle comes from near the border with slovenia. 

2007 saumur, julien fouet: this is 100% chenin blanc from the loire valley. it is the sister to the cabernet franc-based saumur-champigny. this is a delightful, honeyed chenin that is completely dry. it has a creamy texture and smells of white flowers and baking spices. chenin blanc doesn’t get enough credit in california, but fabulous examples from the delta are on the way.

2007 rueda, verdejo, oro de castilla: from the rueda, an informal extension of the ribera del duero appellation in the center-north of spain. this is 100% verdejo, a native variety. verdejo used to make a dull, alcoholic, or oxidized wine but with temperature-controlled fermentation it is now capable of fresh and fruity wines similar to sauvignon blanc. 

reds

2004 green & red zinfandel, tip top vineyard, napa: jay heminway’s isolated vineyard in the remote chiles valley is coming into its own with vines now approaching thirty years of age. his style has always leaned more towards finesse but there is plenty of stuffing and power in his raspberry-savory zins. they always possess a creamy texture that coats the palate and lingers there with herbs and fruit in the finish. underrated and almost unknown in the pantheon of zins. 

2007 alentejo, chaminé, cortes de cima (portugal): this is composed of native portuguese grapes, notably trincadeira preta and periquita, from the arid plains of alentejo east and south of lisbon. this is not an especially hospitable place for viticulture but a few hardy souls have stuck it out and some of the more progressive ones are actually making a go of it. the local wines are grapey and simple and at their best offer a rich, dried fruit character and good balance. 

2006 lucia pinot noir, santa lucia highlands: an excellent pinot noir label owned by the iconoclastic gary pisoni. highlands pinots are always beautifully textured, supple and sweet and this is no exception. they are among the most exotic in california. it’s those cool breezes, gentle slopes and perfect east to southeast exposure, a la burgundy, that makes them that way. this one is spicy and very rich. 

2004 barolo, giacomo grimaldi: all that needs to be said is that 2004 is one of the best barolo vintages in a string of great vintages dating back to 1996. this gem is drinking beautifully today as it shows all the sheen and polish of the vintage with a richness of fruit that is uncommon in most youthful nebbiolos from this great region. 

2007 vin de pays de vaucluse, le pigeoulet en provence: from the vaucluse a satellite region of the southern rhone. this is a property owned by the brunier family of châteauneuf-du-pâpe fame, they are owners of domaine de vieux télégraphe and the blend of grapes in pigeoulet is similar: mostly grenache with some mourvèdre. although it is much lighter than its big brother it still has much of the spice and garrigue notes (scrubby lavender and rosemary) that are typical of the region. 

2007 barbera del piemonte, briccotondo, fontanafredda: from piedmont’s largest winery and one of its oldest. fontanafredda has undergone a massive transformation and is now producing quality wines with regularity. this barbera sourced from the north of the region near monferrato is a great example. while this cuvée was always decent, it is now delicious with sweet fruit and balanced acids. gone are the dry, tired elements that plagued it before. 

2005 burge family shiraz-grenache-mourvèdre, clochemerle, barossa valley: this is rick burge’s homage to châteauneuf-du-pâpe. it performs like the real article. it includes the triumvirate of syrah, grenache and mourvèdre (or gsm as the aussies say) in proportions that resemble the wines from the southern rhone. this is however slightly softer and a little less concentrated (14% alcohol) which is all to the good. this is excellent and very underrated in the roll of aussie blends. 

2005 rioja, crianza, cune: this is a medium-weight style of rioja from one of the most hallowed spanish bodegas. the term crianza indicates a minimum ageing regimen in wood and/or bottle before release. this wine is full of cherry fruit with a little dustiness from tannins. this is tempranillo with a little garnacha from the alavesa, or highest of the rioja vineyards. 

dessert wines 

2005 château roumieu-lacoste (sauternes): a very underrated sauternes from the ubiquitous dubourdieu family. this is a blend of sauvignon blanc and semillon with all of the sweet barley candy and creamy fruit you could want. the genius of these wines is that they are most definitely sweet but never too much so. 

2004 banyuls, cuvée parcé frères, domaine de la rectorie: sweet banyuls is an ancient wine that may pre-date port. like port it is fortified slightly to retain freshness and sweetness. it is made from grenache in the hills of the roussillon where ripening is guaranteed. try this with chocolate. 

nv brooks riesling, late harvest, tethys, willamette valley, oregon: excellent beerenauslese style riesling that is both deliciously sweet and refreshingly crisp. great winemaking here. 


wines by the bottle

thirty-five dollars & under 

whites

nv cava, brut reserva, rimarts (spain) 35
2007 margerum pinot gris, margerum ranch, columbia valley, wash. 28
2007 qupé viognier-chardonnay, bien nacido cuvée, santa maria valley 34
2006 sylvaner, villa wolf (pfalz) 25
2006 weissburgunder, trocken, müller-catoir (pfalz) 35
2006 riesling, kabinet, kaseler nies’chen, erben von beulwitz (saar) 30
2006 riesling, glintzberg, roland schmitt (alsace, france) 32
2007 saumur, julien fouet (loire, france) 32
2006 menetou-salon, domaine de beaurepaire, gilbon (loire, france) 30
2007 costières de nîmes blanc, château l’ermitage (rhone, france) 28
2007 rioja blanco, genolí, viña ijalba (spain) 28
2007 rias baixas, albariño, sete cepas (spain) 30
2007 monterrei, godello, adegas ladairo (spain) 30
2007 empordà blanco, floresta, pere guardiola (spain) 28
2007 pinot grigio, rosade furlane (venezia giulia, italy) 28
2007 roero arneis, filippo gallino (piedmont, italy) 28
2007 cortese del piemonte, l’aurora, icardi (piedmont, italy) 28

reds

2005 touraine-amboise, renaissance, xavier frissant (loire, france) 35
2005 coteaux du languedoc, palombières, montpezat (languedoc) 30
2006 côtes-du-roussillon, mas las cabes (languedoc, france) 30
2005 côtes-du-roussillon-villages, 66, mas de la devèze (languedoc) 35
2006 vdp méditerranée, commanderie de peyrassol (provence, france) 28
2007 vin de pays de vaucluse, le pigeoulet en provence (rhone, france) 32
2005 vin de pays de vaucluse, domaine des tours (rhone, france) 30
2006 lirac, domaine maby (rhone, france) 35
2007 navarra, siete, vinos de terrunos (spain) 28
2005 vino de la tierra de castilla, penta, pago del vicario (spain) 35
2005 rioja, crianza, cune (spain) 32
2005 vino da tavola, rosso di rocca, albino rocca (piedmont, italy) 30
2007 barbera del piemonte, briccotondo, fontanafredda (piedmont) 30
2005 creasuolo di vittoria classico, valle delle’acate (sicily, italy) 35
2004 zweigelt, hochberg, nehrer (burgenland, austria) 32

rosé wines

2007 fort ross pinot noir rosé, fort ross vineyard, sonoma coast 28
2007 priorat rosat, odysseus, viñedos de ithaca (spain) (500) 40
1997 rioja rosado, viña tondonia, lopez de heredia (spain) 50
2007 corbières gris de gris, domaine de fontsainte (france) 28
2007 vdp collines rhodaniennes rosé, sybel, cuilleron (rhone, france) 35
2007 bandol rosé, domaine de la tour du bon (provence, france) 40
2007 bandol rosé, château pradeaux (provence, france) 55

half-bottles 

2006 grüner veltliner, langenloiser berg vogelsang, brundlmayer (austria)30
2005 grüner veltliner, langenloiser berg vogelsang, brundlmayer (austria) 33
2005 riesling, zöbinger heiligenstein, brundlmayer (austria) 33
2002 savennières, domaine des baumard (loire, france) 22
2001 corton-charlemagne, louis latour (france) 62
mv krug, grande cuvée, brut (france) 150
2006 cicchitti malbec, mendoza, (argentina) 14
2006 testarossa syrah, subasio, central coast 32
2005 copain syrah, hawk’s butte, yorkville highlands 50
2006 baker lane pinot noir, hurst, sonoma coast 35
2006 lucia pinot noir, santa lucia highlands 40
2005 saxon-brown pinot noir, parmalee hill, sonoma county 35
2006 rex hill pinot noir, willamette valley 28
2003 galante cabernet sauvignon, red rose hill, carmel valley 30
2004 château la mission haut-brion, pessac-leognan (bordeaux) 180
2005 teroldego rotaliano, foradori (trentino, italy) 25
2005 brachetto d’acqui, braida, giacomo bologna (piedmont, italy) 30


champagne & sparkling wine 

nv cava, brut reserva, rimarts (spain) 35
2003 cava, gran reserva de la finca, raventós & blanc (spain) 70

2005 brachetto d’acqui, braida, giacomo bologna (piedmont) (375) 30
nv villa sparina, metodo classico, brut (piedmont, italy) 40

mv krug, grande cuvée, brut (france) (375) 150
nv r.h. coutier, brut (france) 60
nv lancelot-pienne, blanc de blancs, brut (france) 60
nv serge mathieu, tradition, blanc de noirs, brut (france) 60
nv ruelle-pertois, blanc de blancs, brut (france) 65
nv drappier, carte d’or, brut (france) 70
nv leclaire-gaspard, grande réserve, blanc de blancs, brut (france) 85
nv michel turgy, réserve sélection, blanc des blancs, brut (france) 85
2000 aubry de humbert, brut (france) 110
1995 de venoge, millésime, brut (france) 105
1989 krug, brut (france) 300
1990 philipponnat, clos des goisses, brut (france) 175
1989 philipponnat, clos des goisses, brut (france) 225
1985 philipponnat, clos des goisses, brut (france) 310
1983 philipponnat, clos des goisses, brut (france) 325
1979 philipponnat, clos des goisses, brut (france) 395
(all philipponnat champagnes are recently disgorged and shipped together)

italy & central europe whites & their types from elsewhere 

2006 adelsheim tocai friulano, “tf”, willamette valley, oregon 30

2003 goriska brda, ribolla, movia (slovenia) 44

2006 kerner, valle isarco, cantina valle isarco (alto adige) 32
2007 roero arneis, filippo gallino (piedmont) 28
2007 pinot grigio, jesera, collio, venica & venica (friuli) 35
2007 pinot grigio, araldica, collio, valle (friuli) 45
2007 sauvignon, ronco del cerò, collio, venica & venica (friuli) 40
2007 malvasia, collio, venica & venica (friuli) 45
2006 orvieto classico superiore, mortaro, vallesanta (umbria) 42
2007 vermentino di gallura, saraina, piero mancini (sardinia) 35
2006 etna bianco, barone di villagrande (sicily) 38

chardonnay & aligoté 

2007 de tierra chardonnay, tin man, monterey county 45
2006 melville chardonnay, estate, santa rita hills 40
2006 talley chardonnay, oliver’s vineyard, edna valley 60
2006 forman chardonnay, napa valley 75
2005 neyers chardonnay, theriot vineyard, sonoma coast 85
2006 brewer-clifton chardonnay, sea smoke vineyard, santa rita hills 95
2005 brewer-clifton chardonnay, mount carmel, santa rita hills 95

2005 côtes du jura, chardonnay, la reine, domaine labet (jura, france) 45

2006 bourgogne aligoté, perrot-minot (france) 35
2005 bourgogne aligoté, domaine amiot guy (france) 35

2000 chablis, montée de tonnerre, raveneau (france) 150
2007 mâcon-villages, vieilles vignes, domaine perraud (france) 32
2007 mâcon-villages, héritiers du comte lafon (france) 50
2005 montagny, les coères, deux montille (france) 50
2004 rully, pucelle, jacquesson (france) 45
2006 marsannay, les champs perdrix, marc roy (france) 60
2006 pernand-vergelesses, domaine pavelot (france) 55
2000 meursault, comtes lafon (france) 150
1999 meursault-charmes, comtes lafon (france) 225
2004 chassagne-montrachet, vergers, fontaine-gagnard (france) 120
2001 chassagne-montrachet, les caillerets, paul pillot (france) 110
2005 puligny-montrachet, les combettes, domaine jomain (france) 135
2005 corton, chandon de briailles (france) 175
2001 corton-charlemagne, louis latour (france) (375) 62
1999 corton-charlemagne, vincent girardin (france) 125
2006 criots-bâtard-montrachet, frédéric magnien (france) 650


white south of france- & savoie/jura-types 

2005 côtes du jura, chardonnay, la reine, domaine labet (jura) 45
2005 côtes du jura, fleur de savagnin, domaine labet (jura) 50

2007 qupé viognier-chardonnay, bien nacido, santa maria valley 34
2005 alban vineyards roussanne, edna valley 80

2007 costières de nîmes, château l’ermitage (france) 28
2005 bandol blanc, domaine tempier (france) 50
2007 côtes-du-rhône, domaine de la becassonne (france) 32
2005 côtes-du-rhône-villages, seguret, château la courançonne (france) 32
2006 châteauneuf-du-pape, domaine du pegaü (france) 85
1999 châteauneuf-du-pape, v. v.-roussanne, beaucastel (france)225
2005 condrieu, philippe faury (france) 75
2005 st. joseph, les oliviers, pierre gonon (france) 60
2005 st.joseph, philippe faury (france) 45
2004 saint-peray, domaine clape (france) 55

iberian peninsula whites & iberian-types from elsewhere 

2007 minho, alvarinho-trajadura, auratus, quinta do feital (portugal) 35
2006 douro branco, redoma, niepoort (portugal) 45
2005 bairrada, arinto, campolargo (portugal) 40

2007 rias baixas, albariño, sete cepas (spain) 30
2007 monterrei, godello, adegas ladairo (spain) 30
2007 rioja blanco, genoli, viña ijalba (spain) 28
2007 empordà blanco, floresta, pere guardiola (spain) 28
2007 penedès, gessami, gramona (spain) 32
2007 rueda, verdejo, oro de castillo (spain) 30
2007 rueda, sauvignon, blanco nieva (spain) 32
2006 priorat, garnacha blanca, odysseus, viñedos de ithaca (spain) 48

alsace, austria, germany & their types from elsewhere 

2007 margerum pinot gris, margerum ranch, columbia valley, washington 28
2006 ancien pinot gris, sangiacomo vineyard, carneros, sonoma 35
2006 pyramid valley pinot blanc, kerner estate, marlborough, (nz) 50

2005 muscat, katzenthal, meyer-fonné (alsace) 38
2005 riesling, katzenthal, meyer-fonné (alsace) 40
2005 riesling, zind-humbrecht (alsace) 40
2006 pinot gris, zind-humbrecht (alsace) 45
2005 gewürztraminer, zind-humbrecht (alsace) 40

2005 pinot blanc, seeberg, prieler, burgenland (austria) 40
2006 grüner veltliner, loimer, kamptal (austria) 35
2006 grüner veltliner, berg vogelsang, brundlmayer (austria) (375) 30
2005 grüner veltliner, berg vogelsang, brundlmayer (austria) (375) 33
2005 riesling, zöbinger heiligestein, brundlmayer (austria) (375) 33
2005 riesling, kögl, salomon, kremstal (austria) 40
2004 riesling, langenloiser steinmassel, bründlmayer, kamptal (austria) 50
1999 riesling, jungfernwein, nikolaihof, wachau (austria) 125

2006 silvaner, casteller kügeispiel, castell (franken) 35
2006 scheurebe trocken, weegmüller (pfalz) 45
2006 weissburgunder trocken, müller-catoir (pfalz) 35
2001 gewürztraminer spätlese, burrweiler altenforst, messmer (pfalz) 56
2006 riesling kab., maximin grünhauser herrenberg, von schubert (mosel) 45
2006 riesling kab., monzinger frühlingsplätzchen, emrich-schönleber (pfalz) 45
2005 riesling kab. trocken, würzburger stein, juliusspital (franken) 40
2004 riesling kab., dürkheimer hochbenn, darting (pfalz) 35
2006 riesling spät.**, erdner treppchen, schmitges (mosel) 44
2005 riesling spät., wehlener sonnenuhr, wegeler (mosel-saar-ruwer) 40
2004 riesling spät*, ürziger würzgarten, j.j. christoffel erben (m.s.r) 65
2002 riesling spät., weisenheimer halde, neckerauer (pfalz) 39
2002 riesling spät., rüdesheimer berg schlossberg, leitz (rheingau) 65
2001 riesling spät., piesporter goldtröpfchen, grans-fassian (m.s.r) 50
1995 riesling spät., goldkap, rauenthaler baiken, staatsweingütter (rheingau) 60


chenin blanc, sauvignon blanc & semillon

2004 montlouis, remus, domaine de la taille aux loups (loire, france) 38
2005 montlouis, les choisilles, chidaine (loire, france) 50
2005 savennières, l’enclos, eric morgat (loire, france) 50
2004 savennières, jalousie, domaine de closel (loire, france) 40
2002 savennières, domaine des baumard (loire, france) (375) 22
2007 saumur, julien fouet (loire, france) 32
2004 saumur, château de villeneuve (loire, france) 40
2001 saumur, brézé, clos rougeard (loire, france) 80
2006 coteaux du loir, pascal janvier (loire, france) 28
2007 jasnières, cuvée du silex, pascal janvier (loire, france) 40
2006 vouvray, les argiles, chidaine (loire, france) 38
2005 vouvray, clos baudoin, chidaine (loire, france) 44

2008 ken forrester sauvignon blanc, stellenbosch (south africa) 28
2008 maipe sauvignon blanc, mendoza (argentina) 25

2007 hansell sauvignon blanc, russian river valley 30
2007 vinoce sauvignon blanc, napa valley 32
2007 langtry estate sauvignon blanc, lillie vineyard, guenoc valley 40
2007 rochioli sauvignon blanc, russian river valley 45
2006 star lane sauvignon blanc, santa ynez valley 35
2006 selene sauvignon blanc, hyde vineyards “15th aniv.”, carneros 50

2007 quincy, jean-claude roux (loire, france) 35
2006 menetou-salon, domaine de beaurepaire, gilbon (loire, france) 30
2006 sancerre, cuvée prestige, sylvain bailly (loire, france) 50
2006 sancerre-chavignol, les monts damnés, françois cotat (loire) 75
2005 sancerre-chavignol, la grande côte, françois cotat (loire) 90
2004 blanc fume de pouilly, didier dagueneau (loire, france) 75
2000 pouilly-fumé, silex, didier dagueneau (loire, france) 100
2005 château la louvière, pessac-leognan (bordeaux, france) 75
2005 château haut-bergey, pessac-leognan (bordeaux, france) 85
1998 château smith-haut-lafite, pessac-leognan (bordeaux, france) 75

dessert wines 

2005 mount horrocks riesling, cordon cut, clare valley (australia) (375) 50
2004 scheurebe auslese, ungsteiner honigsäckel, darting (pfalz) (750) 62
2002 riesling ausl*, ürziger würzgarten, j.j. christoffel erben (m.s.r.) (750) 75
2004 banyuls, cuvée parcé frères, domaine de la rectorie, france (500) 50
2005 château roumieu-lacoste (barsac, france) (750) 60
2001 château raymond-lafon (sauternes, france) (375) 70
2005 ojai vineyards viognier, ice wine, roll ranch, california (375) 50
2003 ridge zinfandel, essence, stone ranch, alexander valley (375) 50
2003 sine qua non, the noble man chardonnay, mr. k, alban vineyards (375) 150 
1999 inniskillen riesling, ice wine (niagara peninsula, canada) (375) 122
2004 malvasia delle lipari passito, villagrande, italy (500) 75
2003 malvasia delle lipari passito, carlo hauner, italy (375) 60


cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot & blends 

2003 ella valley vineyards, “ever red” (cabernet blend), ella valley (israel) 40

2000 delille cellars, chaleur estate, yakima valley, washington 95
2005 owen roe merlot, dubrul vineyard, yakima valley, washington 80
2001 leonetti merlot, columbia valley, washington 125
2000 leonetti, reserve, walla walla valley, washington 190
2000 leonetti cabernet sauvignon, walla walla valley, washington 150 

2000 rudd, jericho canyon, napa valley 165
2003 soter cabernet franc, little creek, napa valley 125
2002 truchard cabernet franc, carneros, napa valley 45
2003 atalon merlot, napa valley 50

2006 forth cabernet sauvignon, all boys, dry creek valley, sonoma 45
2004 ladera cabernet sauvignon, napa valley 90
2004 robert craig cabernet sauvignon, howell mountain, napa 100
2004 altamura cabernet sauvignon, napa valley 125
2004 darioush cabernet sauvignon, napa valley 135
2003 galante cabernet sauvignon, red rose hill, carmel valley (375) 30
2003 forman cabernet sauvignon, napa valley 120
2002 ceago vinegarden cab sauvignon, camp masút, mendocino (375) 30
2000 lail vineyards, j. daniel cuvée, napa valley 150
1994 beaulieu vineyards cabernet sauvignon, rutherford 70
1989 beaulieu vineyards cabernet sauvignon, rutherford 95

2005 touraine amboise, renaissance, xavier frissant (loire, france) 35
2003 saumur-champigny, clos rougeard (loire, france) 70
2003 saumur-champigny, les poyeaux, clos rougeard (loire, france) 150
2003 saumur-champigny, le bourg, clos rougeard (loire, france) 175
2004 chinon, les picasses, breton (loire, france) 65

2005 château pontête-bellegrave (graves de vayres) 45
2005 château guibot la fourvieille (puisseguin-st. emilion) 45
2004 château la mission haut-brion, pessac-leognan (375) 180
2004 château la mission haut-brion, pessac-leognan 320
2004 château pontet-canet (pauillac) 110
2004 château haut-brion (pessac-leognan) 425
2003 château bolaire (bordeaux supérieur) 38
2003 haut-carles (fronsac) 65
2003 château faizeau, vieilles vignes (montagne-st.emilion) 40
2003 château paveil de luze (margaux) 50
2001 château clos l’eglise (cotes de castillon) 50
2001 roc de cambes (côtes de bourg) 60
2001 château la clémence (pomerol) 160
2000 château haut-marbuzet (st. estephe) 120
1999 château quinault l’enclos (st. emilion) 165
1998 château l’arrosée (st. emilion) 150
1990 château gazin (pomerol) 275
1970 château montrose (st. estephe) 550

zinfandel 

2006 saxon-brown zinfandel, one oak vineyard, sonoma valley 50
2006 radio-coteau zinfandel, von weidlich, russian river valley 85
2005 pellegrini zinfandel, eight cousins vineyard, russian river valley 50
2004 green & red zinfandel, tip top vineyard, napa valley 45


pinot noir

2007 copain pinot noir, tous ensemble, anderson valley 45
2006 pelerin pinot noir, cuvée st. vincent, santa lucia highlands 55
2006 baker lane pinot noir, hurst, sonoma coast (375) 35
2006 lucia pinot noir, santa lucia highlands (375) 40
2006 lucia pinot noir, santa lucia highlands 75
2006 rochioli pinot noir, russian river valley 90
2006 halleck pinot noir, clone 828, sonoma coast 90
2006 kosta browne pinot noir, sonoma coast 75
2006 kosta browne pinot noir, kanzler, sonoma coast 90
2006 radio-coteau pinot noir, la neblina, sonoma coast 90
2006 radio-coteau pinot noir, savoy, anderson valley 120
2006 sea smoke pinot noir, southing, santa rita hills 100
2006 sea smoke pinot noir, ten, santa rita hills 150
2005 saxon-brown pinot noir, parmalee hill, sonoma (375) 35
2005 freeman pinot noir, sonoma coast 75
2005 foxen pinot noir, block 8-bien nacido, santa maria valley 95
2005 copain pinot noir, kiser “en bas”, anderson valley 100
2005 brewer-clifton pinot noir, ashley’s, santa rita hills 75
2002 brewer-clifton pinot noir, cargasaachi, santa rita hills 90 
2006 rex hill pinot noir, willamette valley, oregon (375) 28
2006 patricia green pinot noir, ribbon ridge, willamette valley, oregon 60

2006 bourgogne, les grands champs, gérard raphet 50
2005 bourgogne, côtes d’auxerre, corps de garde, domaine goisot 50
2005 bourgogne, de montille 55
2004 monthelie, vignes rondes, remy-jobard 75
2002 chassagne-montrachet, clos du château, ch. de la maltroye 85
2006 savigny-les-beaune, vieilles vignes, michel ecard 50
2004 savigny-les-beaune, les lavières, chandon de briailles 50
2005 pernand-vergelesses, iles vergelesses, chandon de briailles 90
2005 beaune 1er cru, les vignes franches, rebourgeon-mure 80
2001 beaune 1er cru, grèves, jean-marc morey 75
2003 volnay, clos des chênes, jean-marc bouley 88
2000 volnay, santenots-du-milieu, comte lafon 225
2000 pommard, les epenots, louis latour 85

2006 fixin, en olivier, domaine des tilleuls, philippe livera 50
2005 vosne-romanée, malconsorts, hudelot-noëllat 300
2001 vosne-romanée, les suchots, confuron-cotetidot 125
2005 morey-st. denis, la riotte, olivier jouan 85
2005 morey-st.-denis, les ruchots, domaine arlaud 165
2004 chambolle-musigny, les bussières, olivier jouan 55
2005 gevrey-chambertin, philippe livera 100
2005 gevrey-chambertin, les champeaux, rene leclerc 135
2005 gevrey-chambertin, aux combottes, doamine arlaud 175
2000 romanée-st. vivant, hudelot-noëllat 420
2004 grands-échézeaux, domaine de la romanée-conti 650

2006 pyramid valley pinot noir, calvert vineyard, central otago (nz) 65

2005 spätburgunder, walporzheimer, sonnenberg (ahr, germany)
40
2005 spätburgunder, assmannshäuser höllenberg, könig (rheingau) 40

syrah & northern rhone-types from elsewhere 

2004 francis tannahill syrah, mason-dixon, oregon 55
2006 testarossa syrah, subasio, central coast (375) 32
2006 la fenêtre syrah, highland vineyard “south mesa”, santa barbara 40
2006 ojai syrah, santa barbara county 45
2006 carlisle syrah, russian river valley 55
2005 copain syrah, hawk’s butte, yorkville highlands (375) 50
2005 saxon-brown syrah, parmelee hill, owl’s nest, sonoma county 60
2005 qupé syrah, stolpman vineyard, santa ynez valley 60
2005 pax syrah, cuvée christina, sonoma coast 120
2004 samsara syrah, purisima mountain, santa ynez valley 70
2004 radio-coteau syrah, timbervine, russian river valley 80
2004 red car syrah, red wind, california 95
2004 alban vineyards syrah, reva, edna valley 130
2004 sine qua non syrah, poker face, california 400

2006 crozes-hermitage, mise en bouche, emmanuel darnaud 40
2006 crozes-hermitage, papillon, gilles robin 45
2006 crozes-hermitage, cuvée albéric bouvet, gilles robin 65
2005 crozes-hermitage, silène, chave 50
2006 st. joseph, vieilles vignes, domaine faury 60
2006 st. joseph, cuvée andré péalat, gilles robin 90
2005 st. joseph, courbis 45
2005 st. joseph, offerus, chave 55
2003 st. joseph, les royes, courbis 60
2002 côte-rôtie, domaine clusel-roch 60
1999 hermitage, chave 240
1998 hermitage, chave 295


southern rhone & other south of france-types 

2006 two mile petite sirah, livermore valley 40
2006 runquist petite sirah, salman vineyard, clarksburg 40
2005 ursa petite sirah, california 28

2005 tablas creek, côtes de tablas, paso robles 35
2006 lioco carignan, indica, mendocino county 32
2006 trinafour carignane, niemi vineyard, mendocino county 35
2005 villa creek, avenger (G.S.M), paso robles 60
2004 lou preston red, dry creek valley 38
2001 l’aventure, optimus, paso robles 85
2005 kenneth-crawford grenache, larner vineyard, santa ynez 55
2004 sine qua non grenache, into the dark, california 300

nv vin de table, canto pebré, paul louis eugène 45
1999 vin de pays de l’herault, domaine de la grange des pères 84
2005 coteaux du languedoc, palombières, montpezat 30
2006 côtes-du-roussillon, mas las cabes 30
2005 côtes-du-roussillon-villages, 66, mas de la devèze 35
2005 corbières, grande cuvée, castelmaure 35
2007 vin de pays de vaucluse, le pigeoulet en provence 32
2005 vin de pays de vaucluse, domaine des tours 30
2006 côtes du luberon, le châtaignier, domaine de la citadelle 28
2006 côtes-du-rhône, vieilles vignes, le clos du caillou 40
2005 côtes-du-rhône-villages, plan de dieu, château la courançonne 32
2005 côtes-du-rhône-villages, plan de dieu, gratitude, ch. la courançonne 38
2006 vacqueyras, clefs des murailles 32
2005 cairanne, cuvée léa felsch, domaine catherine le goeuil 35
2005 cairanne, l’ebrescade, domaine richaud 65
2006 lirac, la fermade, domaine maby 35
2006 vdp portes de méditerranée, commanderie de peyrassol 28
2004 côtes de provence, nowat, dupéré barrera 45

2005 châteauneuf-du-pape, vieux telegraphe 110
1999 châteauneuf-du-pape, vieux telegraphe 150
2001 châteauneuf-du-pape, château de beaucastel 150
1999 châteauneuf-du-pape, château de beaucastel 175
2001 châteauneuf-du-pape, château rayas 220
2000 châteauneuf-du-pape, château rayas 180

2005 bandol, domaine de tour du bon 45
2004 bandol, château salettes 65

austria, central europe & middle east reds 

2005 spätburgunder, walporzheimer, sonnenberg (ahr, germany) 40
2005 spätburgunder, assmannshäuser höllenberg, könig (rheingau) 40
2004 blaufränkisch, goldberg, heinrich (mittelburgenland, austria) 44
2004 zweigelt, hochberg, nehrer (burgenland, austria) 32
2003 ella valley vineyards, “ever red” (cabernet blend), ella valley (israel) 40

southern hemisphere reds 

2006 cicchitti malbec, mendoza, argentina (375) 14
2006 cueva de los manos malbec, reserve, luján de cuyo, mendoza, argentina 28 
2006 pyramid valley pinot noir, calvert vineyard, central otago, new zealand 65
2005 burge family gsm, clochemerle, barossa, australia 40
2006 hesketh shiraz, usual suspects, mclaren vale, australia 35
2006 oliverhill shiraz, jimmy section, mclaren vale, australia 65
2005 a.t. richardson shiraz, chockstone, grampians, australia 28
2005 noon cabernet sauvignon, reserve, south australia 125


iberian peninsula reds & their types from elsewhere 

2007 alentejo, chaminé, cortes de cima (portugal) 28
2005 douro, vertente, niepoort (portugal) 50

2007 navarra, siete, vinos de terrunos 28
2007 navarra, garnacha-tempranillo, bodegas ochoa 30
2003 navarra, merlot, deyo, castillo de monjardin 28
2005 vino de la tierra de castilla, penta, pago del vicario 35
2006 toro, elias mora, bodegas dos victorias 40
2006 alicante, monastrell, viñedos de el sequé 28
2006 alicante, muvedre, a1, telmo rodriguez 28
2002 alicante, raspay, primitivo quiles 45
2006 valle de la orotava, tajinaste (canary islands) 50

2005 priorat, les terrasses, alvaro palacios 65
2005 priorat, doix, vinyes velles, celler mas doix 150
2004 priorat, vall por, sangenis & vaque 55
2005 priorat, miserere, costers de siurana 120
2003 priorat, clos martinet 150
2000 priorat, clos manyetes, clos des llops 94
2001 priorat, finca dofi, alvaro palacios 135
2000 priorat, finca dofi, alvaro palacios 170
1995 priorat, finca dofi, alvaro palacios 190

2007 rioja, albiker, bodegas altún 28
2005 rioja, crianza, cune 32
2005 rioja, crianza, viña real, cune 35
2005 rioja, pagos viejos, artadi 175
2004 rioja, san vicente 95
2004 rioja, viña el pison, lacalle & laorden, artadi 350
2003 rioja, cirsion, bodegas roda 350
1973 rioja, viña valoria 180
1968 rioja, viña valoria 200

2005 ribera del duero, dominio atuata 100
2005 ribera del duero, flor de pingus, dominio pingus 125
2004 ribera del duero, vendimia seleccionada, montebaco 80
2003 ribera del duero crianza, martin berdugo 48
2003 ribera del duero, crianza, valduero 45
2002 ribera del duero, alion 135
2002 ribera del duero, valbuena 5 year, vega sicilia 290
1995 ribera del duero, alenza, fernandez 200
1996 ribera del duero, unico, vega sicilia 600
1990 ribera del duero, unico, vega sicilia 675
nv ribera del duero, unico, reserva especial, vega sicilia 700


reds from italy and italian-types from elsewhere 

2005 tomei cellars barbera, cooper, shenandoah valley, california 44
2000 leonetti cellar sangiovese, walla walla valley, washington 75

2006 dolcetto d’alba, grimaldi (piedmont) 32
2005 dolcetto monferrato, busiord, scagliola (piedmont) 35
2005 dolcetto langhe, visadì, domenico clerico (piedmont) 35 
2007 barbera del piemonte, briccotondo, fontanafredda (piedmont) 30
2006 langhe nebbiolo, martinenga, marchesi di gresy (piedmont) 40
2004 barbaresco, ausario, agricola molino (piedmont) 75
1998 barbaresco, currà, sottimano (piedmont) 140
2004 barolo, giacomo grimaldi (piedmont) 75
2001 barolo, monprivato, mascarello (piedmont) 200
2000 barolo, vigneto rocche, corino (piedmont) 145
2000 barolo, gavarini “vigna chiniera”, elio grasso (piedmont) 150
2000 barolo, ginestra “vigna casa maté”, elio grasso (piedmont) 175
1998 barolo, adasi, famiglia anselma (piedmont) 165
2001 lessona, tenute sella (piedmont) 60
2004 carema, etichetta bianco, ferrando (piedmont) 75
1999 carema, etichetta nero, ferrando (piedmont) 95
2005 ruché di castagnole monferrato, majoli, da capo (piedmont) 40

2005 teroldego rotaliano, foradori (trentino) (375) 25
2005 pinot nero, collio, isidoro polencic (friuli) 35
2005 rosso venezia giulia (pinot nero), red angel, jermann (friuli) 50
2005 schioppettino, colli orientali del friuli, girolamo dorigo (friuli) 55
1999 colli orientali del friuli, cabernet, riserva, valle (friuli) 65
2005 colli euganei, merlot, cà lustra (veneto) 32
2003 valpolicella classico superiore, le morete, manara (veneto) 35
2000 amarone della valpolicella classico, caterina zardini (veneto) 80
2007 lacrima di morro d’alba, rubico, marotti campi (marche) 28
2006 primitivo, rosso salento, alberto longo (apulia) 38
2005 creasuolo di vittoria classico, valle delle’acate (sicily) 35
2005 etna rosso, barone di villagrande (sicily) 40
2005 sicilia rosso, nerello mascalese, di giovanna (sicily) 35

1999 case via syrah, colli della toscana centrale, fontodi (tuscany) 75
2006 chianti classico, badia a coltibuono (tuscany) 32
2005 chianti colli senesi, il ciliegio (tuscany) 28
2004 chianti classico riserva, rancia, felsina (tuscany) 75
1999 chianti classico riserva, vigna del sorbo, fontodi (tuscany) 100
2001 brunello di montalcino, vigna gli angeli, la gerla (tuscany) 140
1999 brunello di montalcino, montosoli, altesino (tuscany) 225
2004 toscano rosso, soffocone di vincigliata, testamatta (tuscany) 40
2004 toscano rosso, fontalloro, felsina (tuscany) 90
1999 toscano rosso, tenuta di trinoro (tuscany) 175
1999 toscano rosso, siepi, castello di fonterutoli (tuscany) 175
1998 toscano rosso, vigorello, san felice (tuscany) 95
2005 bolgheri rosso, le macchiole (tuscany) 55
1999 solaia, antinori (tuscany) 225
1997 percarlo, san giusto a rentennano (tuscany) 500


spirits and spirits flights

cognac & armagnac 

clos du colombier 1961 grande champagne 35
delamain pale & dry xo 17
delamain très venerable 40
dudognon reserve grande champagne 10
dudognon vieille reserve grande champagne 14
frapin “château fontpinot” xo très vieille reserve grande champagne 18
hine antique 25
hine triomphe 50
jean fillioux “la pouyade” vieille grande champagne 12
jean fillioux très vieux grande champagne 18
jean fillioux 1983 millésimé grande champagne 22
leopold gourmel “p’tit gourmel” vsop 9
leopold gourmel l’age des fruits xo 12
leopold gourmel l’age des fleurs extra 15
leopold gourmel l’age d’épices très vieux 25
le reviseur xo petite champagne 15 
maison surrenne petite champagne 9 maison surrenne 1986 “distillerie galtaud” borderies 12
maison surrenne 1972 xo 16
pierre ferrand sélection des anges 20
pierre ferrand mémoire 1971 35 pierre ferrand abel 45
tesseron x.o.exception “lot no. 29” grande champagne (100 pts from parker) 85

baron de lustrac 1982 cèpage folle blanche notre dame de bouït à nogaro 15
baron de lustrac 1980 cépage bacco domaine de la croix pelanne 17
baron de lustrac 1976 cépage bacco domaine de la croix pelanne 20
baron de lustrac 1973 cèpage folle blanche domaine de courros 25
château de briat hors d’age 15
château de briat 1988 22
château de briat 1987 24
château du busca hors d’age tenareze 12
château de pellehaut reserve tenareze 8
château de ravignan 1982 bas-armagnac 12
château du tariquet, folle blanche bas-armagnac 9
darroze réserve spéciale 14
dartigalongue 1955 (50 year-old barrel strength) bas-armagnac 40
delord x.o. bas-armagnac 10
domaine boingnères réserve spéciale bas-armagnac 18
domaine boingnères 1984 folle blanche bas-armagnac 27
domaine grassa réserve bas armagnac 8
laberdolive 1985 “domaine de jaurrey” bas-armagnac 28

cognac & armagnac flights (3/4 ounce each) 

cognac introduction flight: gourmel “p’tit”, surenne petite & dudognon reserve 16
xo cognac flight: gourmel age des fruits, surrenne xo & le reviseur xo 25
leopold gourmel flight: fruits, fleurs & èpices 27
luxury cognac flight: gourmel l’age d’épices, hinę triomphe & delamain venerable 54 

armagnac introduction flight: briat hors d’age, grassa & pellehaut 14
vintage armagnac flight: 82 lustrac, 82 ravignan & 93 boingnières 23
luxury armagnac flight: 84 boingnières, 85 laberdolive & 76 lustrac 34


calvados 

lecompte “originel” pays d’auge 8
adrien camut 12-year-old pays d’auge 17
adrien camut 18-year-old pays d’auge 20
adrien camut reserve de semainville 35
coeur du lion hors d’age 20
dupont reserve du pays d’auge 10
dupont hors d’age du pays d’auge 13
lemorton 1984 domfrontais 15
lemorton 1978 domfrontais 20
roger groult venerable 35-year-old pays d’auge 40

calvados flights (3/4 ounce each calvados) 

the three tenors flight: dudognon reserve (cognac), dupont reserve (calvados)
(calvados) & grassa (armagnac) 14

other fruit brandies & eaux-de-vie 

pisco altos de carmen reservado (chile) 7

etienne brana framboise (france) 9
etienne brana prune vieille (france) 9
trimbach poire williams grande réserve (france) 9
trimbach framboise grande réserve (france) 9
trimbach prunelle sauvage grande réserve (france) 9
etter poire williams (switzerland) 10
poli de pere pear brandy (italy) 13
reisetbauer carrot eau de vie (austria) 21
reisetbauer plum eau de vie (austria) 21
reisetbauer apricot eau de vie (austria) 24
reisetbauer rowanberry eau de vie (austria) 35
reisetbauer ginger eau de vie (austria) 35
reisetbauer wild cherry eau de vie (austria) 45

lustau solera (spain) 8
gran duque d’alba gran solera (spain) 10
carlos 1 solera gran reserva (spain) 11
cardenal mendoza non plus ultra (spain) 25

fruit brandy & eau-de-vie flights (3/4 ounce each spirit) 

trimbach flight: prunelle, mirabelle & pear 12
reisetbauer #1 flight: carrot, plum & apricot 33
reisetbauer #2 flight: ginger, rowanberry & wild cherry 55
spanish brandy flight: gran duque, carlos 1, cardenal mendoza 24


grappas & other italian distillates 

jacopo poli brandy “arzente” 28
allegrini grappa di amarone 10
antica grapperia elena “diluted” grappa of moscato 10
antica grapperia elena grappa di arneis 10
berta grappa di chianti classico 9
berta grappa di gavi di gavi 9
berta grappa di nebbiolo da barolo (barrel aged) 9
1994 berta 10-year-old moscato brandy, bric del gaian 25
1994 berta 10-year-old nebbiolo da barolo brandy, tresolitre 25
borgo conventi grappa di sauvignon 9
fuligni grappa di brunello di montalcino 13
poli uva viva italiana 10
poli grappa di merlot 10
sarpa di poli grappa 10
marolo sangiovese da brunello di montalcino 12
marolo moscato “dopo” 5-year-old 16
1994 marolo barolo 12-year-old 22
michele chiarlo vinacce di gavi 9
michele chiarlo grappa di moscato d’asti 9
michele chiarlo grappa di nebbiolo da barolo 9
nardini mandorla grappa 9
nardini grappa riserva 10
nonino gioiello (chestnut honey distillate) 18
nonino aquavitae di fragola 20
nonino grappa di moscato 12
nonino grappa di fragolino 20
nonino grappa di picolit 35
sassicaia grappa da vinnace 22
terrabianca riserva la bomba d’oro 30

italian distillate flights (3/4 ounce each distillate) 

berta flight: gavi, chianti & barolo 14
chiarlo flight: gavi, moscato & barolo 14
super grappa flight: nonino picolit, sassicaia & 1994 berta 49

american brandy, grappa & eau-de-vie 

aqua perfecta pear eau de vie 14
aqua perfecta kirsch eau de vie 14
aqua perfecta framboise eau de vie 14
aqua perfecta basil eau de vie 14
aqua perfecta zinfandel grappa 14
black rock wineworks grappa of zinfandel 8
clear creek blue plum slivovitz 9
germain-robin x.o. select barrel 18
germain-robin merlot grappa 1999 20
germain-robin syrah grappa 2002 20
germain-robin apple brandy 13
mosby grappa di traminer 8
york creek cabernet-merlot grappa 9

american brandy, grappa, & eau-de-vie flights (3/4 ounce each spirit) 

california grappa flight: germain-robin merlot, aqua perfecta zin & york creek 22
aqua perfecta flight: pear, framboise & zinfandel 22

anisette & absinthe

pastis prado (france) 7
ricard (france) 7

st. george absinthe (alameda, california)
12
le tourment absinthe vert (france) 12
kubler absinthe (switzerland) 12
bovet la valote (switzerland) 16


american whiskey 

baker’s 7-year-old small batch 9
black maple hill small batch (average age: 8-years-old) 9
black maple hill 21-year-old limited edition single barrel 18
booker’s straight from the barrel small batch 9
four roses small batch 9
four roses single barrel 10
jack daniels tennessee sour mash 6
jefferson’s reserve very old small batch 10
maker’s mark 8
noah’s mill 15-year-old small batch 14
old grand dad 7
rock hill farms 12-year-old small batch 9
rowan’s creek 12-year-old small batch 10
russell’s reserve 10-year-old 9
wild turkey 8 year-old, 101-proof 6
wild turkey rare breed 9
wild turkey kentucky spirit 9

wild turkey straight rye 7
michter’s u.s. no. 1 single barrel straight rye 10
michter’s 10-year-old single barrel straight rye 15
russell’s reserve 6-year-old rye 9
rittenhouse straight rye 21-year-old single barrel 30
vintage rye 21-year-old 19
black maple hill 23-year-old rye limited edition single barrel 25

american whiskey flights (3/4 ounce each whiskey) 

bourbon introduction flight: maker’s mark, black maple reserve & old grand dad 10 
single barrel flight: kentucky spirit, michter’s u.s. no. 1 rye & rock hill farms 12
small batch flight: noah’s mill, rowan’s creek & jefferson’s 15
luxury rye flight: vintage rye 21-year, black maple 23-year & rittenhouse 21-year 35


single malt scotch 

ardbeg 10-year-old (islay) 12
auchentoshan “three wood” (lowland) 10
auchentoshan 24-year-old “bourbon-syrah casks” 1981, murray-mcdavid 27 
balvenie 12-year-old “double wood” (highland) 9
balvenie 17-year-old “sherry oak” (highland) 18
ben nevis 6-year-old “port cask” 1999, murray-mcdavid (highlands) 9
benriach 15-year-old madeira wood finish (highlands-speyside) 20
benriach 15-year-old pedro ximinez sherry wood finish (highlands-speyside) 20
bowmore “dusk” (islay) 12
bowmore “darkest” (islay) 12
bowmore 25-year-old (islay) 40
bruichladdich “3d3” third edition (islay) 15
bruichladdich 12-year-old second edition (islay) 13
bruichladdich 13-year-old “full strength” (islay) 18
bruichladdich 15-year-old second edition (islay) 15
cragganmore 12-year-old (highlands-speyside) 10
glendronach 12-year-old (highlands-speyside) 9
glenfarclas “105—cask strength” (highlands-speyside) 12
glenfarclas 17-year-old (highlands-speyside) 12
glenlivet 12-year-old (highlands-speyside) 8
glenlivet 18-year-old (highlands-speyside) 10
glenmorangie “nectar d’or” sauternes barrique finished (highlands-north) 13
glenmorangie “quinta ruban” port cask finished (highlands-north) 13
glenmorangie 18-year-old (highlands-north) 17
highland park 12-year-old (orkney) 9
highland park 18-year-old (orkney) 12
lagavulin 16-year-old (islay) 14
laphroaig 15-year-old (islay) 10
longmorn 15-year-old (highlands-north) 10
macallan 1997 9-year-old “ridge zin cask”, murray-macdavid (highlands-speyside)12
macallan 10-year-old “fine oak” (highlands-speyside) 10
macallan 15-year-old “fine oak” (highlands-speyside) 14
macallan 12-year-old (highlands-speyside) 10
macallan 1990 16-year-old “sauternes cask”, murray-macdavid (speyside) 25
macallan 1990 17-year-old “haut-brion cask”, murray-macdavid (speyside) 30
macallan 18-year-old (highlands-speyside) 18
oban 14-year-old (west highlands) 11
springbank 10-year-old 100-proof (campbeltown) 13
springbank 15-year-old (campbeltown) 18
springbank 9-year-old “marsala wood” (campbeltown) 15
springbank 16-year-old “rum wood” (campbeltown) 20
talisker 10-year-old (skye) 9
talisker 18-year-old (skye) 16

single malt flights (3/4 ounce each single malt) 

bowmore flight: dusk, darkest & 25-year 32
macallan flight: 12-year, 15-year fine oak & 18-year 22
wine barrel flight: glenmorangie ruban, macallan ridge cask & ben nevis port 24

scotch whisky—vatted & blended 

black bottle 10-year-old 9
chivas regal 12-year-old 8
chivas regal 18-year-old 13 
cutty sark 7
dewar’s white label 7
j & b rare
johnnie walker black label 12-year-old 9
pinch the dimple 15-year-old 9
teacher’s highland cream 6

irish whiskey 

old bushmills 7
bushmills black bush 8
bushmills 10-year-old single malt 9
bushmills 16-year-old single malt 12
jameson 7
jameson “1780″ 12-year-old 10
jameson 18-year-old master selection 14
redbreast 12-year-old 9
cooley 12-year-old “bourbon cask” 1992, murray-mcdavid 15

canadian whisky 

canadian club 8-year-old “sherry cask” 8
seagram’s 7 crown 6
crown royal special reserve 9

whiskey flights (3/4 ounce each whiskey) 

one of each flight: dewar’s 12 (scotland), black bush (ireland) &
canadian club “sherry” (canada) 12


rum & cachaça 

angostura 1824 12-year-old (trinidad & tobago) 12
appleton estate v.x. (jamaica) 8
appleton 21-year-old (jamaica) 18
barbancourt 8-year-old (haiti) 7
barbancourt 15-year-old estate reserve (haiti) 9
batiste rhum blanc agricole (st. barth) 8
chauffe-coeur 7-year-old dark rhum agricole (martinique) 8
clément v.s.o.p. (martinique) 8
clément hors d’age, cuvée homère clément, rhum agricole (martinique) 18
clément xo vieux rhum agricole (martinique) 30
cruzan single barrel estate (virgin islands) 7
depaz rhum agricole (martinique) 9
flor de caña 4-year-old gold (nicaragua) 7
flor de caña 18-year-old “centenario gold” (nicaragua) 12
inner circle traditional pot still (australia) 8
j.m. rhum agricole vsop (martinique) 12
j.m. rhum agricole 1997 (martinique) 20
murray-mcdavid 10-year-old “c.l.d.n. dist.’ quarts de chaume cask (nicaragua) 11
murray-mcdavid 13-year-old “hampden dist.” port cask (jamaica)
15
murray-mcdavid 13-year-old “port morant dist.” guigal hermitage cask (guyana) 13
murray-mcdavid 13-year-old “port morant dist.” château d’yquem cask (guyana) 15
murray-mcdavid 14-year-old “versailles dist.” guigal condrieu cask (guyana)
14
mount gay extra old (barbados) 9
myers’s platinum white (jamaica) 6
pampero aniversario (venezuela) 8
pyrat xo gold reserve (anguilla) 9
ron del barrilito two-star (puerto rico) 7
ron del barrilito three-star (puerto rico) 9
st. james extra old rhum agricole (martinique)
st. james hors d’age rhum agricole (martinique) 9
santa teresa 1796 ron antiguo de solera (venezuela) 9
zacapa 23-year-old centenario (guatemala) 12
zaya 12-year-old gran reserve (trinidad) 10

leblon cachaça (brazil) 9

rum flights (3/4 ounce each rum) 

island flight: barrilito two-star (puerto rico), pyrat xo (anguila) & chauffe coeur (martinique) 10
murray-mcdavid single distillery rum flight: guyana 13-yr yquem, guyana 13-year guigal & guyana 14-year 25
clément flight: vsop, hors d’age & xo 30


tequila & mezcal 

1921 blanco copper distilled 100% blue agave 9
chinaco blanco 100% blue agave 9
chinaco reposado 100% blue agave 10
chinaco añejo 100% blue agave 12
don camilo reposado 100% blue agave 10
don eduardo silver 100% blue agave 9
don eduardo añejo 100% blue agave 10
don julio blanco 100% blue agave 12
don julio reposado 100% blue agave 12
don julio añejo 100% blue agave 13
don julio 1942 añejo 100% blue agave 30
el tesoro de don felipe silver 100% blue agave 9
el tesoro de don felipe reposado 100% blue agave 10
el tesoro de don felipe añejo 100% blue agave 12
hacienda del cristero blanco 100% blue agave 9
herradura silver 100% blue agave 7
herradura reposado (mexican bottling) 100% blue agave 9
herradura añejo 100% blue agave 10
lapis platinum 100% blue agave 9
lapis añejo 100% blue agave 12
oro azul blanco “muy artesenal” 100% blue agave 8
oro azul reposado “muy artesenal” 100% blue agave 9
oro azul añejo “muy artesenal” 100% blue agave 11
partida blanco 100% blue agave 9
partida reposado 100% blue agave 11
partida añejo 100% blue agave 12
patron silver 100% blue agave 9
patron reposado 100% blue agave 10
patron añejo 100% blue agave 11
penca azul blanco 100% blue agave 12
penca azul reposado 100% blue agave 14
penca azul añejo 100% blue agave 17
sauza “hornitos” reposado 100% blue agave 8
siete leguas blanco 100% blue agave 11
siete leguas reposado 100% blue agave 12
siete leguas añejo 100% blue agave 14

los danzantes mezcal reposado 11
del maguey mezcal chichicapa 12
del maguey mezcal san luis del rio 12
del maguey mezcal santo domingo albarradas 12
del maguey mezcal minero 12
del maguey mezcal 100% tobala (wild mountain maguey) 22

tequila & mezcal flights (3/4 ounce each tequila or mezcal) 

silver flight: patron, el tesoro & don Eduardo 12
reposado flight: oro azul, don julio & siete leguas 18
añejo flight: herradura, don eduardo & chinaco 14
penca azul flight: blanco, reposado & añejo 17
partida flight: blanco, reposado & añejo 15
mezcal flight: albarradas, chichicapa & san luis 16


vodka 

absolut (sweden) 7
absolut mandrin (sweden) 7
belvedere (poland) 8
chopin (potato) (poland) 8
finlandia (finland) 7
finlandia cranberry (finland) 7
finlandia grapefruit (finland) 7
grey goose (france) 8
hangar one straight (usa) 8
hangar one mandarin (usa) 8
hangar one kaffir lime (usa) 8
hangar one buddha’s hand (usa) 8
jewell of russia (russia) 7
jewell of russia ultra (russia) 9
jewell of russia berry infusion (russia) 7
ketel one (holland) 8
ketel one citroen (holland) 8
pearl (canada) 7
quadro (russia) 9
rain—from organic grain (usa) 7
stolichnaya 100-proof (russia) 8
stolichnaya elite (russia) 9
stolichnaya vanilla (russia) 8
van hoo (belgium) 8
xellent (switzerland) 8
zubrowka bison grass (poland) 8

vodka flights (3/4 ounce each vodka) 

jewell of russia flight: classic, ultra & berry infusion 11
hangar one flight: buddha’s hand, kaffir lime & mandarin 12

gin 

beefeater’s london dry gin (england) 7
bombay london dry gin (england) 7
bombay sapphire london dry gin (england) 8
boodles british gin (england) 7
cadenhead’s old raj (scotland) 10
damrak (holland) 8
hendrick’s small batch (scotland) 8
junipero (california) 8
no.
209 (california) 8
plymouth gin (england) 8
tanqueray special dry english gin (england) 7
tanqueray no. ten batch distilled gin (england) 8
van gogh (holland) 8

gin flights (3/4 ounce each gin) 

premium british gin flight: sapphire, old raj & tanqueray no. ten 11 


liqueurs 

antica grapperia elena liqueur of grappa & chamomile
& b. 7
benedictine d.o.m. 7
bailey’s original irish cream 7
chambord 7
chartreuse yellow v.e.p. 11
chartreuse green v.e.p. 11
cointreau 7
di saronno amaretto 7
drambuie 7
fernet branca 7
frangelico 7
galliano liquore l’autentico 7
godiva chocolate liqueur 7
grand marnier 8
grand marnier cuvée du centenaire 16
grand marnier cuvée du cent cinquantenaire 22
gran torres orange liqueur 7
herring cherry liqueur 7
j vineyards winery bartlett pear liqueur 7
josef hofer, zirbenz, stone pine liqueur 13
kahlua 7
limoncello profumi della costiera 7
luxardo maraschino 7
mandarine napoleon 8
marolo grappa & chamomile liqueur 11
midori melon 7
mitilini ouzo 7
nardini acqua di cedro (citron liqueur) 7
nonino amaro “quintessential” 8
peyrot poire williams au cognac liqueur 9
peyrot peche au cognac liqueur 9
peyrot cerise au cognac liqueur 9
poli miele honey liqueur 9
purkhart, orchard apricot liqueur 8
purkhart, nux alpina, walnut liqueur 11
rhum clement créole shrubb liqueur (orange-flavored rum)
romana sambuca 7
trimbach liqueur de framboise 7
tuaca liqueur italiano 7

liqueur flights (3/4 ounce each liqueur) 

grand marnier flight: grand marnier, centennaire & cinquantenaire 24
peyrot flight: cherry, poire & pêche 14
religious experience flight: chartreuse green, chartreuse yellow & benedictine 15
citrus liqueur flight: mandarine napoleon, clement creole shrub & nardini cedro 11
cherry liqueur flight: cherry herring, peyrot cerise & luxardo maraschino 11
seeds & stems flight: fernet, nonino amaro & benedictine 10
austrian liqueur flight: stone pine, walnut & apricot 16

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