wines by the bottle
there are also a few wines by the glass that change often
Osmin Pied de Perdrix 2014 France -
Pied de Perdrix literally translates as Partridge Foot and is a cousin to Malbec, but likely you could care less about that. This isn’t the super oaky version of Malbec that we get from down south, but instead a rustic and very drinkable country wine from a cool little region in the Southwest of France that happens to pair with cured meats like a dream.
Chateau Plaisance Alix 2011 Cotes de Bordeaux -
Have you ever had a Bordeaux? No? But you have heard of them, right? Oh, yeah… they are often stupid pricey and everything, but this guy is what the people of Bordeaux actually drink every day. Cab, Merlot, and dashes of a few other grapes all aged in barrel for a bit. The important part is that they are tasty with meat dishes and just great to slug down on their own.
JC Smoke and Mirrors 2013 California -
This one here is an odd bird. Zin, Petite Sirah, and a few other weirdo grapes… so if it’s so weird why is it here? Because it is freaking beautiful fruit and too smooth for its own good. Think of it as the extroverted cousin to a Cotes du Rhone and it pairs with nearly everything! *Win-Win*
Cotes du Rhone Brezeme 2015 France -
So I’m gonna drive you away with one word...Syrah. Yep, you’ve already skipped to the next wine. If you would have held on ‘til the next line though, you would have learned that this wine over delivers like few others. Bacon, dark cherry, and herbs help this wine pair with SOOO many dishes, but like I said before… you’ve already moved on.
Hess Shirtail Ranches Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 California -
Classically styled Cali cab. Big Fruit? Check! Lots of Oak? Check! Smooth as yoga pants? Check!!!! Great by the gallons and drinks well with meat and cheese.
Handiwerk Spatburgunder “Pinot Noir” 2016 Germany -
German Pinot Noir…….. This is a joke, right? Nope… .no jokes here. German Pinot Noir is a personal fave. The fruit of Oregon married the finesse of Burgundy and the offspring is a ton of fun to fool people with at wine tastings… no, seriously, this wine will mess with you because red wine from Germany isn’t supposed to be this delicious. Great paired with food!
Quattro Mani Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo 2016 Italy -
This one is gonna be short and sweet (not the actual wine). Imagine your ideal pizza wine. There you go! Balanced, red fruits, and oh so smooth. Obviously the flatbreads are the ideal companion for this one.
Janesse Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2013 France -
We’ve got another one of those gulpers here. Great fruit. Great balance. So much tastiness for the price and these bottles go with everything. For those that must know this is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and a handful of other grapes that sound funny.
Whites, Rose, and Orange
Dreissigacker Riesling Trocken 2016 Germany -
You can simply ask for the dry riesling that starts with the letter D. No need for anyone to have that word coming out of their mouths in polite company. The wine nerd bits you ask? Bone dry, crisp as hell and more mineral than those funny rocky hillsides that these grapes are grown on. Not all riesling is sweet and this wine is fantastic. Salads, charcuterie, and flatbreads make this gal scream.
Festivo Torrontes 2015 Argentina -
Hahah… this wine is so much fun to sell. Grape that no one has ever heard of… from Argentina… and it smells like flowers. Great selling job on my part??? This is a fantastic “aperitif” wine. It’s light, floral as hell, and oh so crisp. The bad bit is that it doesn’t pair with a ton of things.. .but those salads do make it shine.
Antonutti Sauvignon 2016 Italy -
Oh how the white wines of Northern Italy make me all silly and doe-eyed! So much sweet fruit and light herbalness (probably not a real word) in this crazy crisp and dry beauty. Pairs best with the salads and soup.
Kerpen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2016 Germany -
SMH… again with the rieslings… this time ask for the sweet K riesling. Crazy tasty. The fruit and floral notes on this one are just stellar and the acidity cleans up the sweetness so that it isn’t like sweet tea in Georgia. Recommendations? Pork Sando and Lamb and Beans.. Meat and heat make this one extra swanky!
Angeline Chardonnay 2017 California -
Do you like those creamy, fruity Cali chards? If so, then this is what you are looking for. French Oak, pear, vanilla… where did you go? Ah, the glass is already in your hand. N.M. What to do now? You could order a charcuterie or flatbread while the rest of your group shows up. Probably ought to go ahead and get another bottle of this ready for them as they arrive.
Salvard Chevreny Rose 2017 France -
Alright.. This is a rose of Pinot Noir. Do you know what that means? Totally Crushable! That’s what it means. We are so fortunate that this isn’t available in IV drip or we would be in serious trouble. Berries, light herbs, crisp and blah blah blah. Sit outside, enjoy the weather while it’s here, and likely drink this like it’s as dangerous as it is.
Paleokerisio 2016 Greece -
Wine for Beer Nerds!! Do you love sour and brett beers?? Me too!! Try this skin contact, bretty, lightly fizzy, funky and fruity bottle of goodness. It’s a bit smaller (500ml… so like ⅔ of a regular bottle), but boy oh boy is this some mind blowing stuff. Pair it with whatever is on the table because you are likely just going to sit and smell it for a while and drift of into some rambling mess anyway