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

Blend of 55% Grenache, 23.5% Mourvèdre, 10% Roussanne, 7% Cinsaut, 2.5% Carignane, 2% Grenache Blanc. Our Vin Gris, a Provençal-styled pink, is a rather pale salmon color, owing to the fact that it is made from the lightest pressing of bespoke grapes.

2013 Kivelstadt Cellars
Lake County

By the Glass: $11
By the Bottle: $38

80% Roussanne, 20% Viognier, co-ferment then aged in neutral oak. Lovely White Rhone aromas of dried flowers, beeswax, roast almonds, fresh pears, apricots and coriander. While such blends can be “too much,” this wine keeps its balance.

2011 Walter Hansel
Russian River, Ca

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

Laced with bright citrusy fruit, flowers and sweet spices. The layered, focused style of the year comes through nicely. The purity of the fruit, especially on the finish, is impressive.

Ruca Malen Winery – Lujan de Cujo, Argentina

Cost: $18

3oz pour of each

2011 Petit Verdot

By the Glass: $11
By the Bottle: $38

Aromas of intense blackberries, baked plum and violets. Full bodied, well structured palate with with concentrated juicy black fruit, licorice notes and ripe round tannins. Rich, long finish.

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

By the Glass: $11
By the Bottle: $38

On the palate, it is ripe, round and elegant with sweet tannins and a vibrant acidity. The finish is long and persistent, displaying chocolate notes and elegant vanilla oak flavors.

2011 Malbec

By the Glass: $11
By the Bottle: $38

A big-shouldered red, with plenty of muscle behind the well-structured dark plum, blackberry and tobacco leaf flavors. Creamy mid-palate, featuring a dense core of mushroom and savory herbal notes. Finishes with plenty of grip.

Big Gun Blends

Cost: $40

3oz pour of each

2012 Neyers
Pinot Noir "Placida"
Russian River, Ca

By the Glass: $22
By the Bottle: $60

Perfumed layers of strawberry preserves, cranberries and earth seamlessly transition to lush waves of pomegranate, purple flowers and savory herbs that tantalize the tongue. Set your flavor sensors to high, and hold on for the ride.

2010 Eponymous
Napa Valley

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

Attractive garnet color leads to a complexity of aromas that hint of black pepper, dark cherry, rosemary and licorice and a touch of oven roasted meat. This medium full-bodied wine is well balanced with good weight and glides evenly across the palate.

2012 Bucella
Cabernet Sauvignon "Mica"
Napa Valley

By the Glass: $30
By the Bottle: $90

Low yields and great clonal pedigree, combined with meticulous farming within a variety of different appellations, are essential to producing great Cabernet Sauvignon. Made by Celia Welch of Scarecrow fame.