The Rose Wine Bar
- Bottle ToGo 'Bordeaux Blend', Cain Cuvee 'Nv12', CA$56.00
Napa Valley, CA People ask, why blend vintages? Cain asks, why not? The benefits of blending vintages can work similarly to blending varieties. A wine with layers of complexity, wrapped around a balanced and flowing core is their quest. The NV12 is a happy blend of the warm, generous 2012 vintage and the cool, aromatic, and structured wines of 2011. The beautiful perfume of Cain's mountains floats ethereally over a round, plump, inviting wine. It is complex, a blend of the Cabernet family, dominated by Merlot (almost half). However, more than varieties or even vintages, think place: the NV12 is about half valley floor and half Spring Mountain fruit. The perfume and structure of the wines of the mountains combine with the supple juiciness of their wines from the valley floor to create a delicious, ethereal blend.
- Bottle ToGO Aglianico Blend, Selvanova, IT$50.00
Campania, Italy 2020 75% Pallagrello Nero & 25% Aglianico Terre del Volturno IGT 13% 7,000 bottles Harvested by Hand in late September Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel 6 months in stainless steel Certified Organic Selvanova was founded in 1997 by Dr. Antonio Buono. The property, located in Castel Campagnano in the central part of Campania, was once a Buffalo farm. The entire property is over 100 acres with about 25 planted to grapes. In addition to winemaking, they press their own olive oil with olives grown on the property, make their own cheese from animals they raise, and grow a variety of different fruits and vegetables. WINEMAKING Fermented without the use of commercial yeasts in stainless steel tanks with a maceration period of about 15 days.
- Bottle ToGo Arneis Blend, Idlewild 'The Bee', CA$52.00
North Coast, CA The 2022 shows depth of flavor while retaining a very moderate weight and a lithe finish. TheFlora & Fauna White is a balance of florals (ornage blossoms), minerals (wet stones), citrus (lemon peel), and orchard fruit (pear). Just when the wine starts to feel intense in its phenolics and aromatics, the palate turns to this near rain water like lightness with a crisp and clean finish.
- Bottle ToGo Baga, Filipa Pato 'Dinamico,' PT$38.00
Bairrada, Portugal Distinguished and elegant fruit-driven nose with notes of strawberry, damson plum, licorice and hints of black pepper. Fruity and balanced on the palate with a velvety texture which leads to a fresh finish. Pairs well with charcuterie, dried cheeses, and white meats
- Bottle ToGo Barbera/Syrah, Broc Cellars 'Got Grapes', CA$38.00
The origin story of Got Grapes is rooted in the unexpected and we reserve it for the experiments and pleasant surprises that each harvest throws our way. This is a great go-to red that smartly walks the tightrope of pensive structure with lighthearted fruit. The Got Grapes Red emerged from an extra bountiful 2022 harvest. After blending trials and bottlings for our mainstay reds like Love Red, Amore Rosso and Vine Starr, we held back a little extra from each to make one more fun and refreshing red. All varieties were fermented in stainless steel tanks, pressed and then aged in a mixture of stainless steel tank, concrete and neutral French oak barrique before the final blend. Enjoy with a slight chill or at cellar temp. FUN FACT: Our first Got Grapes Red was a Trousseau and Zinfandel blend in 2017. VARIETIES: 35% Barbera | 32% Syrah | 23% Carignan | 10% Dolcetto
- Bottle ToGo Cabernet/Merlot, Carolina Gatti 'La bolla del fugazi', IT$44.00
Veneto, Italy Organic farming; clay-chalk soils with 20 year-old vines; made in the frizzante col fondo style, un-disgorged, bottled under crown cap with no added SO2; zero-zero; Like this unusual fizzy blend of the red grapes that grow well in this cool, wet region: Cab, Merlot and Raboso. Super dry and crunchy with wild berries and a dominant green, stemmy thing (hallmarks of Cab, Merlot + Raboso in the Veneto), this is the perfect guzzler for pizza or anything fatty -- the acid and fizz will cut right through the fat, and refresh the palate. Her outfit is a rustic farm in the boondocks of Italy's Veneto region, where she works the land herself, with no chemical inputs, and makes the wines with very little intervention. She’s pushing boundaries and making gutsy, unorthodox wines in a very conventional, by-the-books region.
- Bottle ToGo Cava Reserva Brut, Avinyo, SP$32.00
Penedes, Spain 0% macabeo, 25% xarel-lo, and 15% parellada. An appealing mix of depth, complexity, and mineral-etched precision. It displays a yellow-gold core moving to silver at the rim, with a delicate mousse and ripe aromas of green apple, pear, salted lemon, raw pastry dough, chopped nuts, anise, white flowers, and wet stones. There is lots of ripe fruit and a pleasing palate-coating texture, then it buttons up nicely on the mineral-laced finish. After a night-time grape harvest to avoid oxidation and for optimal temperature, the grapes are pressed very gently in a pneumatic press. The base wine then ferments in temperature-controlled stainless steel between 14°C and 16°C. After cold stabilization, the wine begins its secondary fermentation in bottle with the addition of yeasts and sugar in March. It is then aged 18 months to 24 months on the lees before being disgorged on demand. Unfiltered.
- Bottle ToGo Chardonnay, Field Recordings 'Dry Hop', CA$42.00
Arroyo Seco, CA This Chardonnay is sourced 100% from the Arroyo Grande Valley and is harvested very early in order to retain high acidity. The wine is pressed and racked directly onto hops in a large stainless steel tank. The fermentation occurred naturally and lasted 15 days before being racked off of its lees. We reserved a small portion of the fermenting juice in a temperature-controlled tank, which was added back to the wine before bottling. No non-grape sugar was used to finish the fermentation in the bottle.
- Bottle ToGo Cinsault/Aramon, Clos Fantine 'La Lanterene Rouge', FR$62.00
Languedoc, France 50% destemed cinsaullt + 50% wholecluster aramon. 7 day maceration, then pressed. fermentation and aging in concrete. unfined, unfiltered, no added s02. A red for the first chilly days of Fall. Fennel, garrigue, wild berries and gripping-rustic tannin. Decant or give the wine a bit of a shake before serving. "An overview of Faugères: this is the smallest appellation of the Languedoc with only 1950 hectares. it’s also one of the greatest one in the Languedoc along with St chinian (also on slate). Soil here in Faugères is mostly grey/blue/red slate (with a few limestone parcels). Slate retains water very well (up to 40% of its volume) and retains heat that is redistributed during the cooler night for a long and slow maturation. Soil is quite draining, pour and very acid. Faugères AOC is protected from the Tramontane (dry and strong wind from the north) by mountains in the north and overlooks the Med (20km) with a southern exposure.
- Bottle ToGo Colombard, Frantz Saumon 'Vin de Frantz', FR$49.00
Loire Valley, France VARIETAL Colombard TASTING NOTES Last year brought severe frost to the Loire region destroying many vineyards. Frantz Saumon lost 80% of his production but was able to source some organic fruit from his good friend in Sûd Ouest. His Vin de Frantz made of a 100% Colombard, a grape used for Cognac, is tangy and thirst quenching with Granny Smith apple, lemon grass and fresh mineral laden acidity. With these inviting flavors, anyone could be tempted with a glass and a plate of cheese, a hearty salad or a platter of shrimp.
- Bottle ToGo Cremant de Savoie, Blard & Fils 'Brut Alpin', FR$76.00
Savoie, France Brut nature zero dosage, this pretty crémant is made from Jacquère and Chardonnay with magnificent south-east exposure. Base wine aged 8 months in barrels and in vats. Brut Nature, zero dosage. Aperitif wine, which wets the appetite with its saline finish, fine bubbles and volume for the meal. This very beautiful Crémant de Savoie will be perfect as an aperitif!
- Bottle ToGo Field Blend, Field Recordings 'Acqua Pazza', CA$34.00
VARIETALS // COLOMBARD, CHENIN BLANC, RUBIRED VINEYARD // GOLDEN VALLEY FARMING // CERTIFIED ORGANIC FERMENTATION // PRESSED AND SETTLED IN STAINLESS. FERMENTED OVER WEEKS AT COOL TEMPERATURES TASTING NOTES // DRIED STRAWBERRIES, APRICOT PRESERVE, CERISE LIMON LACROIX
- Bottle ToGo Gamay/Cab Franc Rose, J.Mourat, FR$34.00
Loire, FR ; Made form Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Cab Franc. Bright & thirst quenching Loire rosé. Bursting with aromas of crushed cherry, watermelon & herb, it is fleshy on the palate with intense flavors of cherry & raspberry."
- Bottle ToGo Grenache/Syrah, Domaine La Florane, FR$42.00
Cotes du Rhone, France Brimming with mulberry fruit, this is a very juicy and lively style of Rhone red that it would be hard not to enjoy (unless you’re against red wine). Almost a Beaujolais Cru-style personality on the medium-bodied palate. Zesty orange and crushed rock finish. From organically grown grapes. Domaine la Florane is a distinctive estate, all of the vines are farmed biodynamically with great respect for terroir. The influences of the fauna, flora and stars give the wines their own identity. Their grapes are flavorsome, aromatic and expressive! Vineyard soils are tended by tilling or by sowing flowering grasses; and are fed each year with a compost of local organic-certified ingredients. This wine is a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah sourced from vineyards at 1300 feet with rocky, galete covered soil.
- Bottle ToGo Ice Cider, Eden Cider 'Heirloom Blend', VT$44.00
Vermont. Ice Cider is a premium dessert style cider that makes a delicious ending to any meal! We’ve been making world class ice ciders here in far Northern Vermont since the harvest of 2007. It takes us anywhere from 1 – 3 years to produce an ice cider, and over 8lbs. of apples for one beautiful 375ml bottle! Delicious, with concentrated sweetness balanced by a backbone of acidity that keeps them from being cloying and makes you crave that next sip! Local and natural: Our ice ciders are produced from locally grown, fresh heirloom variety apples. The juice is naturally cold-concentrated outdoors in our cold Vermont winter weather. We use only yeast, organic yeast nutrient, and minimal sulfite additions – no enzymes, fining agents, color, sugar, or other flavorings or preservatives are used or added. (Note that apples are naturally gluten free)
- Bottle ToGo Lambrusco, Folicello 'Il Rosso', IT$35.00
Lambrusco is having a moment in the sun again--we think it's because of high quality, hand made wines like this one. Rather than using the modern method of fermenting the wine in pressurized tanks, they are relying on the ancestral method of fermenting in the bottle. Why does this make a difference? The yeast create the CO2 in one continuous fermentation and then remain in the bottle, where they continue to have an impact on the complexity of the wine. The result is a totally dry wine at a lower level of alcohol--in this case 10.5%.
- Bottle ToGo Limnio/Muscat, Garalis 'Roseus', GR$29.00
Lemnos, Greece. Roseus is a unique rosé from blending the main grape of Lemnos’ island, the floral Muscat of Alexandria, with the oldest referenced grape in the world and indigenous to the island’s volcanic soil, the spicy Limnio. Blend of Muscat of Alexandria with a touch of Limnio, with the use of prepared organic yeast, and minimal filtration. Intense tropical aromas with the added freshness and spiciness of the Limnio grape, and a crunchy, dry, and aromatic palate.
- Bottle ToGo Macabeo, Frontonio 'Microcosmico', SP$42.00
Valdejalon, Spain. Medium-bodied, with lush, silky yellow fruit - golden apple, ripe peach, Meyer lemon - zippy acidity, minerals, and a pleasant bitter fennel thing at the end. A really stunning, versatile white that punches way above its class.
- Bottle ToGo Malbec, Adelante, ARG$42.00
Mendoza, Argentina As usual we were one of the first to pick in La Consulta. We do this to make a wine that retains freshness and acidity, allowing the spice in Malbec to express itself. Our goal is to achieve balance among all the elements along with richness to match with a wide range of foods: from meat to Mediterranean foods. The wine was pressed with natural malolactic fermentation completed in the tank. No SO2 was added until the malolactic fermentation was completed. Then 25% was aged in new French oak, 25% in old French oak, with the rest in tank to preserve freshness. Malbec is known for its dark color and concentrated character. Our 2021 Adelante Malbec impresses with its concentration while maintaining freshness and balance. It has weight at entry, a round middle, mature tannins with a persistent long finish.
- Bottle ToGo Mencia, Antonio Montero 'Alborexar 4.0', SP$46.00
Ribeira, Spain Cherry red in color with red fruit and mineral notes. The palate is medium bodied, fresh, long, with good fruit expression, soft tannins and a pleasant finish. Clay soil. Aged in stainless steel. Savory, herbal, spicy, briny
- Bottle ToGo Muller-Thurgau, Ohlig Sekt 50N, DE$42.00
Rudesheim, Germany Müller-Thurgau, Silvaner, and Pinot Blanc are all sourced from different vineyards and harvested at different times to ensure higher acids and lower sugar. A fresh and youthful sparkling wine that's perfect to bring to any party! Tasting Notes: Bright, bubbly, and perfect alongside oysters!
- Bottle ToGo Pinot Noir, Scar of the Sea 'Vino de los Ranchos', CA$60.00
Santa Maria Valley, CA Crisp aromas of raspberry, pomegranate and rose petal decorate the nose of this bottling. A lively texture introduces the tightly wound palate, where dewy tarragon and pomegranate flavors pair expertly The 2021 vintage is a compilation of 5 separate picks, fermented with native yeast and partial whole cluster. The wine aged for 7 months in old french oak barrels and was bottled with minimal sulfur and without filtration.
- Bottle ToGo Pinot Noir, Scribe, CA$64.00
Carneros, CA * RHUBARB * LUPINE * CACAO * Farmed from three vineyards across the Carneros AVA, the fruit for the Carneros Pinot Noir is a blend of equal parts clones 777.115 and Pommard. Two of the vineyards, Sandbach and El Novillero, are both within a 5 mile radius of the SCRIBE estate and rest on similar Huichica soils. The third, Reinke vineyard, lies a little further east on Bressa-Dibble clay loam. All three vineyards benefit from the cooling influence from the winds of the San Pablo bay and slow, even ripening.
- Bottle ToGo Roditis, Tetramythos, GR$38.00
Patras ,Greece Tetramythos Roditis Nature 2021 is a defined white wine with subtle fragrances of white fruit, citrus notes and herbal hints. On the palate it is fresh, juicy and delicious. A medium-bodied wine with marked acidity and a very fruity mid-palate.
- Bottle ToGo Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Chateau Laubarit, FR$38.00
Vintage: 2021 Region: Bourdeaux, France Viticulture: Biodynamic Grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscadelle Kiwi, Lemon, Quince, White Peach Chateau Laubarit Entre-Deux-Mers blanc is a white Bordeaux full of verve and floral intensity. The round, yet penetrating flavors of peach, quince, and kiwi could be reckoned with lobster in the half shell or veal Oscar. Biodynamically-grown, 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sémillion, 30% Muscadelle. Native yeast fermented and aged in stainless steel.
- Bottle ToGo Txakoli Orange, Blai & Blai, SP$38.00
100% Hondarrabi Zuri A fun one from Basque Country! Skin-contact Txakoli has a slight tongue tickle with delicate tannins. Flavors of baked apple and peach tea.
- Bottle ToGo Verdicchio, ColleStefano 'Litrozzo', IT$40.00
Marche, Italy From the rolling hills of the Marche region in Italy comes the ColleStefano Litrozzo Bianco – a shining example of the region's potential for crafting refreshing white wines. ColleStefano, known for its dedication to sustainable viticulture and respect for local traditions, has produced a wine that is both reflective of the region's character and its own unique style. The 2022 Litrozzo Bianco captures the essence of Marche, with its lush vineyards kissed by the Adriatic breezes. This wine, crafted predominantly from the native Verdicchio grape, embodies the vibrant and fresh character for which Marche white wines are celebrated.
- Bottle ToGo Xarel-lo Vermell, Vila Abellus, SP$42.00
Catalunya, Spain 100% Xarel-lo Vermell (a pink-skinned clone of Xarel-lo) Sourced from old bushvines in clay-limestone Destemmed, crushed and fermented spontaneously with 7 days of skin contact 12 months of elevage in used oak
- Bottle ToGo Xinomavro, Oenops 'Xinomavraw', GR$62.00
Naoussa, Greece Xinomavraw Oenops has bright ruby color and shy nose at the beginning. Flowers such as lavender and rose, are dressed with aromas of red fruits such as strawberry, cherry, cranberry and pomegranate. In the mouth it has medium body, crisp acidity and medium but juicy tannins.