Twisted Vine

Weekly Flights

Autumn Whites

Cost: $15

3oz pour of each

2013 La Gravette
Rose
Languedoc, France

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.

2012 Topanga Vineyards
Grenache Blanc
Santa Ynez

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

Reminiscent of a great white Rhone style; the wine is very rich and full on the pallet; aromas of fresh white peach; dry and supple. tastes bright and fresh, due to the lack of malolactic fermentation.

2011 Etre
Chardonnay
Sonoma Coast, Ca

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

Opens with fresh tropical fruit and citrus aromatics that gain complexity and dimension on the palate. Mouthfilling layers of mango, papaya, pineapple, granny smith apple and kiwi notes gain tension from brightt acidity, which lingers on the long creamy finish.

Red Flight

Cost: $18

3oz pour of each

2011 Santa Carolina
Carmenere
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: $40

3oz pour of each

2012 E16
Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands, Ca

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

The Pommard clone and aspect of Santa Lucia Highlands combine to give this wine a nose of cherries and black raspberries with aromas of earth and light smoke. In the mouth the wine is juicy and beautifully balanced with feminine fruit style, silky tannins and finish.

2010 Ehlers Estate
Merlot
St. Helena, Ca

By the Glass: $22
By the Bottle: $65

Luscious, full, and rich Merlot that illustrates the full potential of the Ehlers terroir. A complex of licorice, morning toast, earl grey tea, vanilla, dark chocolate, red raspberry defines this vintage.

2010 Dyer
Cabernet Sauvignon
Diamond Mountain, Ca

By the Glass: $35
By the Bottle: $95

The finessed, elegant side of Diamond Mountain comes through in spades. A pedigreed, silky wine, the 2010 impressed for its exceptional balance and pure class. 94pts. Wine Advocate

Beer Flight

Cost: $12

Select any 3 — 5oz pour of each

Strand
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
Sharkinator
Eureka

By the Glass: $6

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

Coronado
Golden Pilsner
San Diego

By the Glass: $6

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

Figueroa
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

Drake’s
Denogginizer Imperial IPA
San Leandro

By the Glass: $7

Denogginizer is a big bold beer hopped with an abundant amount of Simcoe and Amarillo hops. 10%ABV