*Weekly tastings are designed for groups of 6 or less. Larger groups are welcome to enjoy our featured wines by the glass or bottle. Please see our party reservation page to book our private room for special occasions.
We also offer bottles from our extensive retail collection to be consumed in our intimate wine bar for a low $10 bar service fee. Please ask about our "on-premise" wine list with no fees
Weekend Wine Tasting at The Wine Bar
Friday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.
Pellegrini, Unoaked Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, 2015 - $14.99
Chardonnay’s true personality shines in this radiant unoaked Chardonnay. Aromas of lemon zest, crisp apple, ripe peach and mango are adorned with floral blossoms. Profuse citrus, orchard and tropical fruit flavors are balanced by vibrant acidity. "To make the purest possible expression of Chardonnay, we harvested a touch early to ensure clean and vivid fruit. An especially long, cool fermentation and aging in stainless steel maintained the fresh fruit flavors and delicate floral aromas. Complexity and rich texture from sur-lie aging with lees stirring. No oak, no malolactic conversion. Pure Chardonnay." ~ Winery Notes. Certified Sustainable by California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance!
Peake Ranch, Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County, 2016 - $28.99
Aged 18 months in 78% new French oak and sourced from throughout Santa Barbara County. Offers a big bouquet of tropical fruits, pineapple, apple blossom, white ﬂowers, and hints of spice. "It's pure, silky and elegant on the palate, with nicely integrated acidity as well as big ﬁnish. It's well worth seeking out, and while it’s the entry level cuvée of the estate, it’s a match for just about every other Chardonnay out there." 94 points, Jeb Dunnuck. “Soft, open-knit and inviting, with lovely yellow orchard fruit and ﬂoral character. Tropical overtones add nuance to this very pretty, expressive Chardonnay. Vineyard sources are Sierra Madre and Peake Ranch.” 90 points, Antonio Galloni.
Benton Lane Winery, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2015 - $26.99
Benton Lane Winery was founded by lifelong winemakers Steve and Carol Girard. It was silky, spicy Oregon Pinot that convinced them to move from Napa Valley to the tenderloin of The Willamette Valley where they planted their sustainably grown vines in a historic sheep ranch. Full ripeness allows more black fruit-driven (boysenberry, black cherry, blueberry and cassis) than red fruit (cherry, cranberry and raspberry). Depth and concentration, along with a fine balance of all components creates an enjoyable synergy. Rich and deep with flavors of boysenberry, cassis and white pepper. On the finish is the sweet flavor of toasted oak from French wine barrels.
Pali Wine Company, Huntington, Pinot Noir, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County, 2016 - $22.99
Brilliant deep red/garnet color. Nose shows fresh cherries, strawberry, baking spices, toasted oak and hints of bacon fat. The palate gives up dark red fruit flavors, earthy mushrooms and loads of spices finishing with warm notes of vanilla and coffee. Silky texture on a medium-weighted palate with perfumed flavors that permeate up to the nose. Lively, visceral and brooding. "This bottling is one of the most reliably delicious Pinot Noirs for less than $30 each vintage, and this year is one of the best. Warm, even buttery aromas of brioche, strawberry jam and baking spice prove immensely inviting, leading into an approachable yet complex palate where fruit-punch flavors are lifted by clove, tart plum skins and vanilla on the finish. Editors’ Choice." 92 points, Wine Enthusiast
Daou Vineyards, 'Pessimist' Red Blend, Paso Robles, 2017 - $22.99
And now for something completely different! Not Pinot or Chard but a powerful and intensely aromatic red blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Tannat. Nose ascends to greet you with blueberry, boysenberry and black plum fragrance. Evolving layers reveal elderberry and truffle, with cocoa and cardamom spice accents, further augmented by hints of eucalyptus, leather, cherry pipe tobacco and grilled meats. Broad and expansive on the palate, bestowing lush and generous flavors of black cherry, crème de cassis and damp forest floor. Notes of lavender, anise and black olives compliment the rich fruit. Massive in weight yet elegantly structured, this wine is a powerhouse that reveals itself in controlled stages. The finish is smooth and leisurely.
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