MENU 7/20/20

FOOD:

Crab Dip on Tribeca Bread:  $8

Langa La Tur (goat, sheep, cow) on Tribeca Bread with a dollop of Bacon Jam:  $8

Spinach Artichoke Dip with Bagel Chips:  $8

Mixed Olive Tapenade with Bagel Chips or on Tribeca Bread:  $7

Black Olive Spread on Tribeca Bread:  $7

Mixed Olives with Tribeca Bread:  $5

Pimento Cheese on Tribeca Bread:  $7

Spicy Chicken Salad on Tribeca Bread:  $7

Parmesan Jalapeno Hummus with Bagel Chips:  $8

Jalapeno Cheese with Fresh Tortilla Chips:  $8

Cheese Plates:  $7 and $10  (For bread to accompany, see below*)

Assorted Salamis with Dante Lamb Cheese or Assorted Salami Plate with Mustard:  $9

Roasted and Salted Truffle or Rosemary Marcona Almonds:  $4

Affiorato Hand Pressed Olive Oil from Italy with Tribeca Bread:  $4  (or flavored olive oils from Puglia)

*Plate of Tribeca Bread from New Jersey:  $3

Phiabella Mixed Truffles Box of 6:  $15

Phiabella Chocolate Bars:  $11

Cocktails:

Moonstone Pear Infused Sake or Plum Infused (slightly sweet), Oregon:  $7

Bellini with Canella Prosecco:  $6

 

SPARKLING WINES and DRY ROSE (Still):

1)  Stolpman Rose 2017, Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara (still):  $8  Pure fresh strawberry and watermelon give way to a touch of stone and earth. Sweet tart candy with an alluring freshness. On the palate, a touch of saline and flint add a savory edge to the soft, voluptuous texture.

2)  Sartarelli Vino Spumante Brut:  $8  This sparkling wine entirely made from strictly selected Verdicchio grapes is produced by using the long Charmat method (5-6 months of refinement).  Thanks to a prolonged period of refinement on the lees at the end of the fermentation process, its organoleptic characteristics are particularly noteworthy.  Bouquet of apple, fruit, lemon verbena, almond aromas and hints of yeasts. It has a fresh but not intrusive acidity, citrus fruit flavors, with a nice, fine persistent perlage.  (Basically a high end Prosecco!)

3)  Kim Crawford Small Parcels Fizz 2012, Marlborough:  $9  Refined lemon, grapefruit, Braeburn apple, and white peach aromas, with gentle brioche complexity. It’s taut, crisp, and minerally on the palate.

4)  Charles-Gilbert de Vinde Brut Rose N.V.:  $14  This crisp, dry rosé brings out citrus and orange fruits as much as red berries and red currants. It is tight and lightly mineral in texture, with a touch of tannin from the 100% Pinot Noir. The wine is ready to drink.

5)  Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2006:  $25!  Special deal!  A blend of eight of the House’s traditional Grands Crus.  La Grande Dame 2006 is an exclusive blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from eight classic Grands Crus. In line with the style of the house, which is Pinot Noir dominant, the blend is 53% Pinot Noir and 47% Chardonnay. The wine has intense color with golden glints and very fine sparkling bubbles. Each cuvée of La Grande Dame has exceptional aging potential. The current vintage 2006 can be enjoyed now until 2025.

WHITE WINES 

6)   Peirson Meyer Ryan’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Napa Valley:  $9  Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 91 pts.  The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Ryan’s Vineyard was fermented with indigenous yeasts in neutral French oak and barrel aged eight months in the same neutral oak. Loads of honeysuckle, melons, creamy citrus and grapefruit are all present in this terrific, zesty, medium-bodied and nicely textured Sauvignon Blanc from the Oak Knoll sector of Napa Valley. Drink it over the next several years.

7)  Copain Tous Ensemble Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma Coast:  $8  Floral aromatics of honeysuckle, jasmine,white blossom, pineapple mint; meyer lemon, verbena, mandarin and tangerine,pink lady apple. Flavor: Simple, pleasing texture in mouth, with lively acid that hits up front and is followed behind by fuji apple and asian pear flavors.

8)  Javier Revert Micalet 2016, Valencia, Spain:  $12  Tortosí, Trepadell, Malvasía, Merseguera, Verdil.  Expressive wine, with personality and freshness. Spectacular on the nose, with elegant aromas of white fruit, notes of fennel and Mediterranean herbs, with a very distinguished mineral touch. In the mouth, it is voluminous, with a very well integrated acidity that makes it long and very pleasant.

RED WINES  

9)  Spindrift Cellars Pinot Noir Reserve 2016, Willamette Valley:  $11  “ Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Extroverted aromas of red cherry, red berry and sandalwood. Caressing and elegant in the mouth, with intense waves of dark red fruits accented with baking spices. A spirited wine with impeccable harmony and a long aftertaste.”  Prince of Pinot 94 pts.

10)  Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Paso Robles:  $10  The new vintage is here!  The Austin Hope & Treana Tasting Cellar is proud to release the 2018 vintage of the Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon! This wine continues to make history for Paso Robles; the 2015 vintage was the first wine from Paso Robles given a 97 point rating by Wine Enthusiast and the 2017 vintage was named the #10 Wine in the World on the Enthusiast 100 for 2019!

11)  Legado Reserva Tres Uvas 2011, Mendoza, Argentina:  $12  Made from 40% Malbec, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Cabernet Franc, this wine is made from the best lots of each varietal. The grapes are grown at 2500 feet of elevation in extremely rocky soil which means great drainage for the vines. The weather was very good before the harvest, allowing the grapes to achieve optimum ripeness, before being harvested by hand.  The ‘Tres Uvas’ refers to ‘three grapes’ in Spanish. Only the free-run juice is used and the grapes are macerated prior to and after fermentation to extract color and flavor. The wine is then aged fourteen months in French oak barrels. This is a wine not to be missed: if it were from Bordeaux, it would sell for at least twice the price. Great with red meats, especially off the grill, more robust cheeses, and game. Will improve by cellaring for at least 10 years.