Tasting Sun 4-6pm. Enjoy a flight of 4 wines for $25; a full glass for $9. Also open when we have special events, please check our Calendar of Events. I selected all of these wines because they're local, small production, good value, and very enjoyable with or without food. In cases where I haven't found a good local example, I've got an import on the list.
- 2009, Bonneau Wine, Late Harvest Chardonnay, Los Carneros. $15/375ml bottle. A little bit of yogurt tingle on your tongue is followed by orange zest with Bonneau Winery 2009 Late Harvest Chardonnay, Estate, Carneros. Aromatic, sweet, rich. 8% residual sugar. 100% Stainless Steel Tank, 100% Natural yeast, 3-1/2 months sur lies, stirred every 3 weeks. http://www.bonneauwine.com
- 2010, Uvaggio, Moscato Dolce, Bella Vigne Vineyard, Lodi. $18. Aromatic and flavorful - versatile as a low alcohol aperitivo or dessert wine. Lively aromas and flavors of candied ginger, ripe tropical fruits mango, papaya, star fruit. Alcohol 8.4%. http://uvaggio.com/home.html
- 12-yr solera system aged, Wellington Vineyards, White Port, Sonoma Valley. $30/500ml bottle. Field blend of Palomino, Monbadon, Semillon, Sauvignon Vert, Trousseau Gris, Sylvaner, Riesling. Aromas of coconut, cream, and spice cookies. http://www.wellingtonvineyards.com/wines.php
- 2006 Pedroncelli, “Four Grapes” vintage Port, Dry Creek Valley. $18/500ml bottle. The grapes for this dessert wine came from Pedroncelli’s (est. 1927) estate vineyard in Dry Creek Valley, a four acre vineyard planted in 1995. Local legend has it the traditional Port vines were smuggled in by Raymond Burr the actor: Tinta Madeira, Tinta Cao, Touriga Nacional, and Souzao. Harvested as a field blend, made by the vintage and aged in bottle. Dark fruit aromas of blackberry and plum. Raspberry flavors with fruitcake, chocolate and black pepper finish. http://www.pedroncelli.com/vineyards/
- 2005 Godspeed Vineyards, Estate “Trinity” blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah; Napa Valley. $19/375ml bottle. Owner/Grower: Larry Stryker. With a nose of black cherry, roasted coffee & black pepper, it's mouth filling, superbly balanced with a lingering chocolate finish exhibiting the unique terroir of Mount Veeder. At 13.5% alcohol, this is a very food friendly wine. I sometimes use this as a dry wine pairing for chocolate dessert. The half-bottles are tall and make an impressive-looking dessert bottle. https://sites.google.com/site/secretwineshop/wine/godspeed-vineyards
- NV, KOPKE, Fine Ruby Port, Porto, PORTUGAL. $15/375ml bottle. From the oldest port makers in Portugal, dating back to 1638. This young ruby is perfectly balanced with light sweetness and a spicy finish. http://www.kopkeport.com/client/skins/english/site.htm