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					                                          THE PILLARS
                                     Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Prestiges Cuvees
95      Dom Perignon, France                                                                        225
        Exotic, with ripe candied fruit character (black currant and citrus) and biscuit notes
        that unfold on open yet firm structure. Lingers subtly on the finish.

96      Krug Grand Cuvee Brut, France                                                               225
        Brilliant aromas of coconut, tropical fruit, candied citrus peel and spring blossoms hint
        at perfection, yet the structure is firm and unyielding. Wine Spectator scores 99 points

Demi – Sec
97      Moet Chandon Nectar Imperial , France                                                       80
        The assemblage is built around the structure of the Pinot Noir: supple and smooth. Nectar
        Impérial is both a refined and sophisticated wine whose richness turns into sensuality.

98      Veuve Clicquot Rose’ NV, France                                                             92
        Its superb rose colour with coppery accents brings an additional touch of audacity, modernity
        And romanticism… so Clicquot!

Premium Champagne
94      Moet Chandon White Star, France                                                             75
        Rich and a touch sweet, exuding citrus and honey flavors on an easygoing frame.
        Medium-bodied, with moderate intensity, it picks up a mushroom note on the finish.

Sparkling Wines
90      Totts Brut, California                                                                      18
        Sweet and floral, with candy-watermelon aromas and flavors. Simple but pleasant.

91      Seaview Brut, Australia                                                                     28
        Dynamic wine with a lot of personality. It shows honey, apple and earth aromas
        and flavors; full-bodied with a very good underlying acidity and a long rich finish.

92      Chandon Brut, California                                                                    35
        Fresh and clean, with moderate citrus, green apple and herb notes.

White Wines
108     Tantara “ Dierberg Vineyard’ Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley (WA 90) 65
        Fruit forward wine with ripe flavors of tropical fruit supported by firm acidity
        and a full–bodied palate.
102   Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay, Napa                                                    50
      Wonderful fruit complexity, with silky pear, melon and hazelnut flavors and an intriguing
      meaty, smoked bacon edge that adds depth and dimension to this deeply concentrated
      and full-blown wine.

103   Stag’s Leap Chardonnay, Napa                                                                 45
      Attractive style, delicate but flavorful with peach, nectarine, honey and spice flavors,
      backed with firm, crisp acidity. Silky texture and flavors that linger on and on.

107   Blackjack Ranch Twenty One Chardonnay, Santa Barbara (90 WA)                                 40
      Aromatic profile of ripe citrus, honeysuckle, peach and earth, followed by full-bodied
      palate of pure, bright fruit.

104   Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay, Russian River                                                      40
      Intense and elegant, with sharply defined, crisp pear and pineapple flavors that zip
      across the palate, held in check by zingy acidity.

105   Cambria Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley                                  35
      Ripe and spicy, with a lively core of tangerine, pear, fig and melon. Spicy vanilla-tinged
      oak adds dimension, and it holds its flavor on the finish.

106   La Crema Chardonnay, Sonoma                                                                  32
      A bit restrained, with leafy, green apple, honeysuckle, mint and lime flavors that
      combine to offer complexity.

122   Van Ruitten Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi                                                            28
      Lively and refreshing, with grass, green apple and lime skin tones. Tanginess and a
      hint of vanilla accent the finish.

121   Peju Sauvignon Blanc, Napa                                                                   35
      Aromas of melon, citrus, exotic fruits and lemon zest, mixed with
      hints of fresh pineapple.

125   Daydream Sauvignon Blanc, Napa                                                               30
      Effusively fruity, displaying bright notes of grapefruit, guava and passion fruit.
131   Vision Cellars “Blanc Gris” White Wine, California                                              34
      A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, this light bodied wine boasts aromas
      of lemon and lime, softened with hints of vanilla.

132   Alexander Valley Gewurztraminer, Alexander Valley                                               20
      Fresh and lightly sweet with pear and apple flavors.

141   Hogue Riesling, Columbia Valley Washington                                                      24
      Bright and juicy, off-dry but balanced with tangy acidity, offering pear and mineral flavors.

123   Murphy-Goode Fume Blanc, Sonoma                                                                 32
      Here is a mouthful of refreshing fruit flavors- citrus, nectarines, and white peaches-
      with an aromatic hint of lemongrass.
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124   Ballentine Chenin Blanc, Napa                                                                   28
      Aromas of citrus blossoms, honeysuckle, green apple and vanilla.
      Crisp and clean with minor notes of smoke and toast.

White Wines
130   Ancien “Sangiocomo Vineyard” Pinot Gris, Carnerous                                              34
      Aromas of tangerine, honeydew, melon, and green apple provide
      backdrop for lemon zest, spice and almond paste. that linger on the subtle finish.

140   Blue Moon Riesling, Oregon                                                                      28
      Flavors of ripe apples, apricot, nectar and grapefruit with aromas of
      honeysuckle. Well -balanced and lively with crisp refreshing acidity on the finish.

142   Chateau Ste. Michelle Eroica Riesling, Columbia Valley (WS 90)                                  40
      Zingy, juicy and flavorful. A beautifully packaged cascade of apple, pineapple, apricot
      and mineral flavors that just don't quit, echoing on the lively finish.

160   Beringer White Zinfandel, California                                                            20
      Flavorful, sweet and fruity, featuring decent cherry and berry notes. There's enough
      acidity here to make it balanced.
France White Wines
173   Seigneurs de Monbazillac, Monbazillac                                           28
      30% Sauvignon Blanc, 60% Semillion, 10% Muscadelle
       Honey, Apricot and Peach make this wine semi-sweet.

174   Seigneurs de Bergerac, Bergerac Sec                                             28
      50% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillion, 10% Muscadelle
      Citrus & pear flavors.

175   Clos des Rochers Pinot Blanc, Luxembourg                                        24
      Fine fruity nose with good aromatic intensity. Wine is supple
      and round - pleasant, fresh, and well-balanced.

177   Rothschild Chardonnay, France                                                   24
      Good pear and apple fruit, with a round, moderately juicy finish

178   Moillard Pouilly Fusse, France                                                  35
      Rich with honey, fig and spice notes matched to a full–bodied profile.

179   Chablis Premier Cru Cotes de Lechet                                             28
      Made from the oldest vines in France; captivating on the nose, tones
      of pure fresh fruit.

Italy White Wines
190   Campogrande Orvieto, Umbria                                                     22
      Clean and fresh Orvieto, showing crisp, lemony character. Medium body.
      Refreshing aftertaste.

191   Maso Canali Pinot Grigio, Trentino                                              24
      Nice floral and light tropical fruit aromas follow through to a
      medium- to full-bodied palate, with tangy acidity and a lemony finish.

193   Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, Valadadige                                       38
      Fresh and clean, with lemon and mineral aromas. Crystal clear. medium-bodied,
      with earthy flavors and a refreshing finish.
Australia White Wines
210   Greenpoint Chardonnay, Yarra Valley                                                            25
      Has a sense of subtlety, a harmonious melding of lime, pear and mineral character with
      deft acidity, echoing fruit and oak nicely on the finish

211   Hardys Nottage Hill Chardonnay, Australia                                                      28
      Soft and appealing for its open-textured apple and peach flavors, shaded with hints
      of spicy oak.

212   Evans & Tate Sauvignon Blanc, Margaret River                                                   28
      Bright and juicy, with lemon curd and mineral flavors. Finishes with a balance that's lively
      but not tart.

213   Rosemount Riesling, South East Australia                                                       22
      Bright and juicy. Aromatic, with white grapefruit and floral character, finishing dry and lively.

214   Rosemount Show Reserve Chardonnay, Hunter Valley Australia                                     35
      Dense, plush, and focused. A round, soft Chardonnay that brims with ripe pear, tangerine, mineral
      and spice flavors that linger effortlessly on the resiny finish
      Wine Spectator score 90 points
New Zealand White Wines
220   Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand                                                     28
      Bright and lively, with herbal pear and lime flavors that go on and on. Feels round,
      but it's balanced with zingy acidity.

221   Sileni Chardonnay, East Coast                                                           28
      Concentrated, with fine focus to green pear and quince tones wrapped within generous
      toasty oak. Lemony acid keeps it honest.

223   Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough                          (WS 92)               35
      Brisk, floral style brims with pear, grapefruit and passion fruit aromas and flavors,
      which linger effortlessly on the vibrant finish.

226   Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough                                                 26
      Bright and juicy, gleaming with lime-scented apple and passion fruit flavors, which
      echo nicely on the zingy finish.

Germany White Wines
235   Schmitt Piesporter, Goldtrophen                                                         22
      Pleasant and rich, with ripe peach and apple flavors and a good finish.
Red Wines
302   Chateau Ste Jean Clinq Cepages, Sonoma                            (WS 90)                     130
      Smooth and harmonious, with ripe, rich, supple plum and blackberry fruit, shaded by cedar,
      anise, black cherry and spice attributes. Firms up and flexes its tannic strength on the finish.

304   Etude Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa                                                                130
      Dense and complex, with current, anise, cedar and fresh earth flavors, it picks up
      chocolate and mocha on the finish.

303    Kent Rasmussen Cabernet, Napa                         (WE 90)                                60
      Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cab Franc well blended to bring out their best
      Deep color, a rich cedar, mint & fruit nose and a mouth-filling flavor

306   Frank Family Caberbnet Sauvignon, Napa                                     (90 WE)            75
      Aromas of violets, cassis, and cedar layered with notes of plums and spice.
      The palate displays flavors of black cherries and firm tannins

305   Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa                                                          75
      Well-defined currant, fresh earth, mineral and sage flavors are nicely proportioned,
      supported by firm, supple tannins and finishing with a long, luxurious aftertaste.

308   Peju Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa                                                                 75
      The flavors are highlighted with a bit of raspberry/blackberry character
      Notes of cherry, vanilla, chocolate and toast on the palate

307   Trinchero Stage Coach Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa                                                80
      Supple, refined and detailed, a gem that shows a slightly different hue with each
      turn of the light, offering black cherry, currant, white pepper and sage character as
      the flavors persist on the long finish

309   Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon,                                                   48
      A big, dense, concentrated effort, with chewy tannins hugging earthy currant,
      coffee grounds, herbs, mocha and exotic spices

310   Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma                                                        75
      Enormous oak presence, toasty and smoky, with rich, elegant, complex fruit and
      integrated tannins

311   Waterstone Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa                                                           38
      Complex layers of currant, blackberry and chocolate that melt into a
      mouth-filling of exceptional depth
312   Opus One, Napa                                                                               200
      Exquisite wine wearing a cloak of earthy, leathery tannins around flavors of mineral,
      currant, earth and blackberry. Long detailed finish.

313   Merryvale Napa Profile                                                                       165
      Blend of currant, black cherry, and plum with acidity and tannins in the right proportion,
      giving it a resemblance to a fine Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc,
      and Petit Verdot.

301   Cain Five, Napa                                                                              150
      A classic blend of five varietals with exceptional fruit and lingering tannins
       Notes of cedar, blackberries & roasted nuts. 52% Cab, 14% Cab Franc 9% Merlot
      20% Petit Verdot 3% Malbec

325   Cain Concept, Napa                                                                           80
      Cabernet Sauvignon 75% Cabernet Franc 10% Petit Verdot 9% Merlot 6%
      Rich, plummy, dusty, full of ripe purple fruit and with hints of fresh coffee

324   Twenty Rows “The Grappler Red Blend”, Napa                                                   35
      Flavors of ripe, spicy cherry, and tobacco are accented with notes of cedar and
      black pepper on the finish. 58% Zinfandel, 30% Syrah, 12% Cabernet.

323   Fife “Redhead” Red Blend, Mendocino                                                          30
      Flavors of blackberry & plum, a felt-like texture, full body and a long finish.

340   Northstar Merlot, Columbia Valley (WS 90)                                                    80
      Firm, just fleshy enough to show an impressive range of black currant, blueberry,
      black olive and sweet spice flavors, which linger on the harmonious finish.

341   Stonestreet Merlot, Sonoma                                                                   35
      Smooth-textured, well-focused, with spicy, herb and cherry flavors that pick up an earthy,
      herbal, cedary flavor on the finish.

346   Ballentine Merlot, Napa                                                                      38
      Delicate strawberry flavors last through this wine. It’s clean and firmly built
      emphasizing freshness, lightness, and a sweet savory balance.

343   Alexander Valley Merlot, Alexander Valley                                                    30
      Blackberries, cassis and sweet oak are neatly framed by soft tannins

330   Trinchero Mario Reserve Meritage, Napa                                                       70
      Magnificent. Dark, ripe, dense, chewy and enormously concentrated, it’s clearly one of the stars of
      the vintage. Packed with rich currant, mineral, earth, cedar, spice, anise and coffee notes. It turns
      plush and thick on the finish. Where the flavors are young and vibrant. A wonderful aftertaste keeps
      pumping out the flavors.

345   Crichton Hall Merlot, Napa                                                                   48
      Aromas of blackberry, raspberry and plum fruit layered with accents
      of tea and chocolate
358   Fife Redhead Rose, Mendocino                                                           28
      Inspired by the elegant roses of Provence and the Rhone Valley.
      Packed full of fresh fruit including cherry, raspberry, and pomegranate.

360   Vision Cellars “ Garys Vineyard” Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia                      (93WS)   80
      Layer upon layer of blackberry, plum cherry, strawberry, with hints of spice.

366   Kent Rasmussen Pinot Noir, Carneros                                                    48
      Complex and multilayered with rich cherry and bramble note,
      Vanilla and mushroom aromas.

363   Truchard Pinot Noir, Carneros                                                          50
      Elegant, smoky aromas of wild strawberry and ripe plum.

364   King Estate Pinot Noir, Oregon                                                         45
      Mouthfeel- Dark fruit, blueberry and oak. Aroma of dark cherry, raspberry,
      Dried floral and vanilla oak.

367   Robert Mondavi Reserve Pinot Noir, Carneros                                            45
      Rich and complex, silky black cherry, violet and spice character, vanilla, earth
      and anise notes that taper off on the finish.

369   Blue Moon Pinot Noir, Oregon                                                           35
      Fresh ripe fruit flavors who showing black cherry and raspberry
      on the palate

368   Ramsay Pinot Noir, Carneros                                                            32
      The mouth explodes with blueberry, bing cherry, anise and toast
      Fruity, with blackberry characters and a big, rich, tarry and solid balance

370   Villa Mt. Eden Grand Reserve Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley                            41
      Ripe cherry and berry flavors come to the forefront, working past a strong earth and
      mushroom edge. Turns elegant and supple on the finish.
380   Guenoc Petite Syrah, Lake County                                                        35
      Balanced notes of plum, spice and vanilla, with rugged tannins that give character.

381   Van Ruiten Syrah, Lodi                                                                  24
      Aged in small oak for two years, delicate yet full bodied and very versatile.

382   Campus Oaks Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi                                                    40
      Blackberry and cherry flavors with a hint of vanilla deliver a seamless,
      silky finish.

384   Red Car Shake Rattle Roll Syrah, California                      (WS       93)          85
      Dense, rich and complex with concentrated plum, current, smoke and blackberry
      fruit that’s plush and persistent.

390   Sin Zin, Alexander Valley                                                               28
      Serves up an intriguing range of flavors, with spicy blackberry, black cherry, spice,
      cedar, mineral, coffee and mocha. Holds its focus.

391   Bourassa Odyssey Zinfandel, Napa                                                        50
      Toasty vanilla-oak on the nose and in the palate, cedar and mocha
      Flavors. Spiciness is rich with zest of pepper, mint, and safe. A
      Finish of blackberry, anise and earthiness
405      Fleurie “Gamay”                                                                               28
         One of only 10 “Cru” vineyards in Beaujolais. Light, fruity, and fragrant.

404      Trenel Fils Beaujolais Villages                                                               28
         Aromas of red fruitd, violets and fresh roses, similar fruit flavors
         dominate the palate.

400     Caveau Des Deciples, Chateauneuf-du-Pape                                                       46
         Very light with the spice and earthy cherry fruit expected in Rhone red.

403      Chateau Martin, Cuvee la Peseille, Saint Estephe, France                                      65
         65% Cabernet, 30%Merlot, 5%Petit Verdot
         Cassis, herbs, with hints of vanilla and smoke. The tannins are soft and silky tannins.

450      Da Vinci DOCG Chianti,                                                                        28
         A decent young red, with jammy damson and vanilla that turns chocolaty on the palate.
         Medium body. Young and supple. Well done.

451      Antinori Riserva ( Baby Tuscan) Chianti, Tuscany                                              45
         Slightly jammy nose with hints of grilled meat and berry. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins
         and a medium finish.

453      Amarone Della Valpolicella 375 ml Pedemonte – Verona Italy                                    30
         Fresh and fruity Amarone, with forest fruits, minerals and a light oak note. Full-bodied, with
         sweet fruit, fine tannins and an intense finish.
474      Penfolds Grange South Australia                (WS 94)                                        250
         Powerful, aristocratic and impressive in the way it gathers up its flavors and lets them
         hang on and on. Then it all comes together and picks up speed on the lingering finish.

475      Rosemount Balmoral Syrah, McLaren Vale (WS 93)                                                70
         Stylish and aristocratic, smooth and ripe up front, offering brilliant
         blackberry, cherry, red pepper and spice aromas and flavors, which pick
          up a solid base of firm tannins as they last and last on the beautifully focused finish.

473      Turkey Flat Shiraz, Barossa Valley                    (94 WA)                                 40
         A full-bodied palate with flavors of plums, red fruit, and dark bitter chocolate.

476      Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz South Australia                                                        42
         A lively style with a gamy edge to the lovely blackberry and mint flavors, riding over
         fine-grained tannins to a generous finish.

485      Ricardo Santos: Malbec, Mendoza                                                               32
         Vivid plum and boysenberry fruit, with ample flesh, toast and spice, all well-integrated.

486      Terrazas Malbec, Mendoza                                                                      28
         Terrific core of blackberry, black fig and boysenberry fruit, with lush toast, cocoa powder
         and loam notes as well. Juicy and long, with a powerful finish. Jump on it.

488      Luis Alegre Rioja, Spain                                                                      28
         Aged 20 months in American and French Oak and 16 months in the bottle
         A wine of high concentration, great expressiveness and well structured.

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