30 January 2014

30Jan- oh, right. that valentine's day business.
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In order to maximize efficiency, 14 February is the only day of the year we take reservations, and seating will be by reservation only. To ensure an intimate and quiet atmosphere, reservations will be accepted only for parties of four or fewer, and only for guests aged 18 and over. We will NOT be accepting reservations for the weekend.

To avoid the blanket reservations/no-call no-shows that sometimes occur we'll be asking for your credit card number to hold your reservation. If you need to cancel your reservation please call before Thursday. Any reservations cancelled the day of will result in a $25 fee charged to your card. Similarly, should you not arrive at all the same fee will be charged.

Thank you very much, and we look forward to seeing you!

Happy Valentine's Day!

24 December 2013

24Dec- holiday hours
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so we'll be closed this christmas eve as well as on christmas itself. we will re-open for business on thursday the 26 and on through the weekend, as per usual.
and then, the following week, we'll close on the 31 and on the 1 (you kids be careful out there) and then back to it for some time after that.

every have a safe and satisfying next few days!

27 November 2013

27Nov- Closed Nov28, 29, 30
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we'll be closed this thursday, friday, and saturday for the thanksgiving all the kids are talking about.
our normal business hours will resume on tuesday the 3rd.
and more effort will be placed on keeping up with this blogspot business at that point, as well.

In the meantime, have an enjoyable and safe thanksgiving!

06 September 2013

06sept - obscure white wine friday
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...not that the rest of the days aren't in some way related to obscure white wines.

i'm excited about that peculiar blend in the foreground and the gamay in the background. intrigued by the airen. comforted by the warming deliciousness of that scythe and sickle. but i'm particularly excited about pushing, i mean, offering that altesse from the marestel vineyards in jongieux. not quite white burgundy, not quite white hermitage....just...mm.
gonna have some right now...

02 August 2013

by the bottle list:
current as of 31jan 2014


White
‘11 Adelsheim AUXERROIS Newberg, Willamette Valley, OR (13%alc) …..........pears, steely, lithe, acidic..............$45
‘09 Trimbach  RIESLING Alsace, FR (13%alc)…(dry)…..………..……………..……...................................................$40
‘12 Ravines RIESLING (dry) Finger Lakes, NY (13%alc) ……..…................................................................................$36
’10 Chehalem “reserve" RIESLING (dry)Newberg, Willamette Valley, OR(11.2%alc)...................................……….. $36
'10 Brooks RIESLING (dry) Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, OR(11.5%).……..…………..…..........................…..$45
’11 Abbazia di Novacella “Stiftskellerei Neustift” KERNER Alto-Adige, Italy  (14%alc) floral, peachy, structured ..$55
 ‘11 Adelsheim  PINOT GRIS  Newberg, Willamette Valley, OR (13.2%alc)……….....……………..……...(1/2 bottle).$27
‘12 The Eyrie Vineyards PINOT GRIS  Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, OR (12.5%alc) ……………………………...$40
‘12 Sass PINOT BLANC Rogue Valley, OR(13.6%alc)................................................................................................. $36
‘12 Grochau Cellars PINOT BLANC Willamette Valley, OR (13.5%alc) .lean, citrus, minerally, acidic……………….$40
 ‘12 Pullus SAUVIGNON BLANC Ptuj, Slovenia (13.5%alc) …………………………………………………………….….$40
 ‘11 Terredora Dipaolo "Fiano di Avellino" FIANO Campania, Italy(13.5%alc)…melon, pineapple, light vanilla.….$55
*‘11 Domaine Grosbot-Barbara /CHARDONNAY+sacy/ St Pourçain, FR...…med-body,firm,lemony,dry, clean........ $36
‘10 Eugene Carrel "Marestel" ALTESSE Marestel, Jongieux, FR...…marzipan, pineapple, lemon, fuller-bodied....... $45
 ’11 Chehalem “INOX” CHARDONNAY Newberg, Willamette Valley, OR (13.8%alc).stainless steel, bright, pretty.$40
*’11 Lavantureux “Chablis” CHARDONNAY Burgundy, FR (12.5%alc)..lithe, minerally, Hepburn-cheekbony……..$50
’11 LIOCO /CHARDONNAY/Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA (12.8%alc)…savory, clean, apple, lemon……..…...$65



Red
 ‘12 Schreckbichl Colterenzio "Lago di Caldaro Scelto" SCHIAVA /Alto Adige, IT(12.5%alc)..bright dark/red fruit$36
 ‘11 The Eyrie Vineyards PINOT NOIR   Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, OR (13.5%alc) …lean, red fruit, bright..$75
‘11 Melville “Estate – Sta. Rita Hills” PINOT NOIR Lompoc, Santa Barbara,CA  (14.2%alc).energetic, dark fruit..$50 
‘10 Brick House “Boulder Block” PINOT NOIR Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley (13%alc ..elegant, muscular…….$80
'10 Adelsheim "Elizabeth's Reserve" PINOT NOIR Newberg, Willamette Valley, OR (13.4%alc)..red/dark, richer....$75
‘10 Archery Summit  “Premier Cuvée” PINOT NOIR   Willamette Valley, OR (13.5%alc). .dark, rich, fuller body...$80
*12 LIOCO “Indica” CARIGNAN Mendocino County,CA (12%alc) …bright, smooth, dark fruit, kind of juicy ........$45
‘12 Lovingston PINOTAGE Lovingstong, VA (14%alc) …fresh, bright, slightly smoky, …………………………. ........$45
*‘11 Ravines CABERNET FRANC Finger Lakes, NY (12.5%alc)...red fruit, earth, soft tannin, good acid…………....$45
’11 Guy Saget Marie de Beauregard “Chinon” CABERNET FRANC Chinon, Loire Valley, FR (12.5%alc)……........ $40
‘06 Novy NEBBIOLO Santa Ynez Valley, CA (14.1%alc) …dried cherries and rose petal, black tea, …....................$45
 ’09 Pietra Santa SANGIOVESE/ Cienaga Valley, CA (14.5%alc)…..............................................................................$36
’12 Poderi Foglia AGLIANICO Roccamonfina, Campania, Italy (13.5%alc) earthy, red fruit, herby, bright………....$36
*'11 Bodega Gratia MALBEC /Mendoza, Argentina (14.8%alc) ………………………………………………………….....$45
’06 Arcadian “Stolpman Vineyard” SYRAH Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, CA(14.8%alc) pinot noir-like grace $60
*10 Anwilka “Petit Frère” SHIRAZ+cab sauv+petit verdot/ Stellenbosch, South Africa (14.5%alc) …………………..$45
 ‘11 Domaine de la Solitude “Châteauneuf du Pape” GRENACHE+syrah+mourvedre/ Rhone, FR (14.5%alc)...…...$80 ‘09 Comte de Lauze “Châteauneuf du Pape” GRENACHE+syrah+cinsault/ Rhone, FR (14%alc)...………….……….$75
*‘10 Chateau du Gazin MERLOT+CAB+CAB FRANC+MALBEC/ Canon Fronsac, Bordeaux, FR  (14%alc)….......$45

'10 Ridge "Lytton Estate" PETITE SIRAH+syrah+peloursin+zin/Sonoma, CA(14.3%alc)…purple, big, structured. $60
02Aug- weekly line up
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that westbrook gose is some of the most interesting stuff i've tasted in some time. light, refreshing. some sour some saline. really bizarre but really delicious.
unfortunately there's not a lot of this on the market so get while you can, whether here or out there in the world. 

26 July 2013

26july- oh right, we've got a blogspot.
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i can't wait until somebody orders the random rose tonight so that i can open one of these.
literally.
i don't think i'm going to wait.


26 June 2013

26June - holiday closing hours
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we will be closed from tuesday july 2nd, for two whole weeks, and re-opening on tuesday, july the 16th.

in the meantime i recommend you pour yourself a glass of something lovely and watch this: