Twisted Vine

Weekly Flights

Autumn Whites

Cost: $15

3oz pour of each

2013 Bonny Doon
Central Coast, Ca

By the Glass: $9
By the Bottle: $32

Sleek, savory, mouth-watering aspect and a refreshing acidity. 55% Grenache, 23.5% Mourvèdre, 10% Roussanne, 7% Cinsaut, 2.5% Carignane, 2% Grenache Blanc.

2013 Wind Gap
Trousseau Gris
Sonoma, Ca

By the Glass: $10
By the Bottle: $36

The Trousseau Gris grape is a native of Portugal but now mostly grown in California. Intense aromas of wet rocks, wet soil and pineapple. Zesty, lively and very refreshing.

2012 Hartford Court
Russian River Valley, Ca

By the Glass: $12
By the Bottle: $42

Bright yellow. Sexy, highly perfumed nose combines citrus and tropical fruits and notes of wet stone. Sharply delineated and penetrating, with firm minerality giving spine to the pear, orange and honeysuckle flavors. Wonderfully vibrant Chardonnay, finishing with lingering notes of candied lemon.

Red Flight

Cost: $18

3oz pour of each

2011 Santa Carolina
Valle de Rapel, Chile

By the Glass: $10
By the Bottle: $38

Aromas of cedar, damp earth, herbs, spices, and blue fruits along with a hint of chocolate lead to a supple, uncomplicated but tasty wine with good balance and moderate length.

2009 Bodegas Luzon
"Altos de Luzon"
Jumilla, Spain

By the Glass: $11
By the Bottle: $42

Broad and deep, showing sweet black raspberry and blueberry flavors, a velvety texture and bright mineral snap. 50% Monastrell, 25% Tempranillo, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon.

2010 Kuleto
"India Ink"
Napa Valley, Ca

By the Glass: $12
By the Bottle: $45

Blend of 55% Syrah and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon. These two varietals mingle well together and provide a rich and powerful expression offering dark red fruits, chocolate and spice rounded out with firm tannins.

Big Guns

Cost: $30

3oz pour of each

2012 Etude
Pinot Noir "Fiddlestix"
Santa Rita Hills

By the Glass: $20
By the Bottle: $55

Dark, dense boysenberry, blackberry, red plum and black tea fill the nose, and buoyancy in the aromatics keeps this Pinot Noir lifted and intriguing throughout. Similar dark fruit flavors lead the palate, later revealing layers of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and graham cracker spice.

2010 Rosenblum
Zinfandel "Rockpile"
Sonoma, Ca

By the Glass: $20
By the Bottle: $55

Aromas of white pepper and dried Asian spice weave through deep black fruit layers. Round, full-bodied flavors of boysenberry, Bing cherry and ripe plum coat the mouth.

2010 Buoncristiani
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

By the Glass: $35
By the Bottle: $40

This seamless, flawlessly constructed wine exhibits lots of blueberry, blackberry, cassis and spring flower characteristics as well as subtle background oak. 95pts Wine Advocate

Beer Flight

Cost: $12

Select any 3 — 5oz pour of each

Expression Session Pale Ale
Torrance, Ca

By the Glass: $6

Slightly floral, slightly fruity and ends with a subtle bitter finish. 4%ABV

Lost Coast

By the Glass: $6

Belgian style witbier with a touch of hops. 5.5%ABV

Golden Road
Brown Ale
Los Angeles

By the Glass: $6

A more traditional English-style brown, emphasizing sweetness and a smoked malt flavoring. 5.5%ABV

El Segundo
White Dog IPA
El Segundo

By the Glass: $7

An IPA that Hop Heads will love, but that is immediately approachable for most people. 6.9%ABV

Lizard's Mouth Double IPA
Santa Barbara

By the Glass: $7

There is a tasty caramel malt flavor with a nicely bitter finish. 9.2%ABV