Barbuto Wine List Picks

 

Champagne

lambrusco ‘becco rosso’ fiorini ’16 emilia-romagna 52- This is a fantastic sparkling red wine with tart cherry fruit flavors. It is the perfect wine to pair with rich food. Have a glass with your appetizer or the entire bottle with your whole meal.

brut 1er cru ‘vendemiaire’ blanc de blancs d’ay doyard nv côtes des blancs 95- 

brut 1er cru ‘empreinte’ rene geoffroy ‘09 vallée de la marne 145- This is a great “brut” [dry] Champagne from the excellent 2009 vintage. 

 

 

Whites

 

 

Under $100.00

 

 

 

muscadet sèvre et maine le charmel ’16 loire ~ melon de bourgogne 42-

 

cassis blanc domaine du bagnol ’16 provence ~ marsanne, clairette & ugni blanc 60- This is one of my favorite “value” French white wines. 

 

bouzeron aligoté domaine de villaine ’15 75

 

roero arneis brovia ’16 piemonte 70

 

gruner veltliner abbazia di novacella ’16 alto-adige 60

 

chardonnay ‘edna valley’ stephen ross ’14 san luis obispo 67- An excellent California Chardonnay and an excellent wine value on this list.

 

chablis 1er cru ‘les sechets’ dauvissat ’12 95

 

crozes-hermitage blanc domaine paul jaboulet ’14 rhône ~ marsanne & roussane 88. A great food wine.

 

sancerre lucien crochet ’15 loire 80 - Lucien Crochet is one of the best winemakers in the Loire valley. His Sancerre [Sauvignon Blanc] is one of my favorite wines. A great white wine with food.

 

 

Over $100.00

 

greco di tufo ‘jaune d’arles’ quintodecimo ’16 campania 11

 

chardonnay ‘sandford & benedict’ sandhi ’14 santa rita hills 145- This California Chardonnay is lovely and not too “oaky” and “buttery”

 

chassagne-montrachet domaine balland-curtet ’15 155

 

châteauneuf du pape blanc ‘la crau’ vieux télégraphe ’13 rhône 155- Amazing wine with great red apple, pear, and ripe cassava melon fruit flavors. Great “lush” mouth feel.

 

trebbiano d’abruzzo valentini ’12 240- try this fantastic white wine.

 

 

Rose

 

bandol domaine tempier '16 99-

 

MAGNUM côtes de provence ‘chateau’ chateau peyrassol ’16 150- This is an excellent Rose from one of the best winemakers in Provence. If you are dining with 5 or more guest, a second bottle of wine will be necessary. 

 

 

 

 

 

Reds

 

 

Under $100.00

 

primitivo di manduria ‘essentia loci’ ognissole ’13 puglia 72

 

beaujolais juliénas pascal granger ’13 45- Don’t dismiss this Beaujolais as one of those “super fruity” red wines. This is Crus Beaujolais from Julienas. Very nuanced and a fantastic food wine. This could be the best value on the entire red wine list!

 

syrah collines rhodaniennes domaine jamet '15 rhône 68- Do you like French Syrah from an amazing winemaker? 

 

zinfandel ‘les enfants terribles’ dashe ’15 mendocino county 70- If you are looking for a California Cabernet, pick this Zinfandel instead. California Cabs require bottle age to soften their tannins to be really enjoyable. Zins do not have that problem, so you can drink them young. That is why Zinfandels are great restaurant red wines. 

 

gattinara vallana ’07 alto piemonte ~ nebbiolo 80-thisis a great value wine.

 

barbera d’alba ‘bricco appiani’ flavio roddolo ’09 88-great bottle age

 

‘super tuscan’ tenuta canto alla moraia ’10 ~ cabernet sauvignon, sangiovese, merlot 90- Pick this Super Tuscan wine from the fantastic 2010 vintage. This wine is blended which gives a complexity of fruit flavors. With this bottle age, a great wine that is ready to drink.

 

pinot noir ‘avni’ lingua franca ’15 willamette valley 95-

 

nerello mascalese ‘vigne vecchie’ calabretta ’07 ~ 

 

crozes-hermitage rouge alain graillot '15 rhône ~ syrah 95-

 

 

 

 

Over $100.00

 

 

montefalco rosso riserva ‘vigneto pipparello’ paolo bea ’10 ~ sangiovese, sagrantino & montepulciano 150-

 

‘contrada’ cos ’09 vittoria ~ nero d’avola 150-

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