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Sparkling Whites
An interesting start to your meal
Asti Spumante Santini Piedmont $6.00 $24
Brachetto

Vinchio-Vaglio Serra"Nivasco"

Piedmont $6.00 $24
Brachetto D’Aqui Banfi “Rosa Regale” Piedmont   $34
Prosecco Zardetto Veneto $7.50 $31
Prosecco Rose Secco Italian Bubbles Veneto   $36
Blanc De Noirs Gloria Ferrer Sonoma   $38
Brut Rose Spumante Scarpetta Friuli $9.50 $38
Brut Rotari Talento Trento   $35
Brut Veuve Clicquot France   $98
Clean-Crisp Whites
Light wines with clean aromas & a crisp finish
Moscato d’Asti Ruffino Piedmont $9.50 $38
Riesling Bridgeview “Blue Moon” Oregon $7.00 $28
Pinot Grigio Santa Julia Argentina $7.00 $28
Frascati Superiore D.O.C Fontana Candida "Terre Dei Grifi" Latium   $28
Cortese di Gavi D.O.C.G. Principessa Gavia Piedmont $9.00 $36
Chardonnay Mezzacorona Trentino   $27
Sauvignon Blanc Angeline RussianRiverValley $10.25 $41
Medium Bodied Whites
Round & full wines that enhance the flavors of your meal
Pinot Grigio Alois Lageder Alto Adige   $41
Pinot Grigio/Sauvignon Blanc Bertani "Due Uve" Veneto $10.75 $43
Torrontes / Savignon Blanc New Age Argentina $8.00 $32
Cortese di Gavi D.O.C.G. Castellari Bergaglio "Saluvii" Piedmont   $40
Soave Classico Bolla "Tufaie" Veneto $8.25 $33
Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Marchetti Marches   $28
Chardonnay LaTerre Australia   $20
Viura / Malvasia Marques de Caceres “Satinela” Rioja   $28
Full-Bodied Whites
Big, rich white wines made in international style
Friulano/Chard/Sauv Blanc Castellargo "Albus" Friuli $10.25 $41
Pinot Grigio Banfi "San Angelo" Tuscany $9.75 $39
Sauvignon Blanc Girard Napa Valley $38
Chardonnay La Vis Trentino $8.50 $28
Chardonnay Alois Lageder Alto Adige   $38
Chardonnay Castello Banfi "Fontanelle" Tuscany $10.75 $43
Soft & Fruity Reds
Easy-drinking red wines with lots of interesting character
Sangiovese/Cab Frescobaldi”Remole” Tuscany $8.00 $32
Sangiovese/Merlot Antinori "Santa Cristina" Tuscany $32
Merlot I.G.T. Bolla Veneto $7.00 $28
Pinot Noir Principato Trentino $6.00 $24
Pinot Noir Alois Lageder 2011 Alto Adige $52
Chianti D.O.C.G. Donna Laura “Alteo” Tuscany $7.75 $31
Valpolicella Classico Allegrini Veneto $40
Petit Sirah DeBortoli Australia $7.00 $28
Medium–Bodied Reds
Red wines with a bit more structure, enhancing the flavors of your meal
Primitivo/NegroAmaro....... Tenuta Curezza "Nerosso" Puglia $9.50 $38
Barbera d' Asti D.O.C. Superiore Michele Chiarlo "Le Orme" Piedmont $9.50 $38
Dolcetto d'Alba Paolo Scavino Piedmont   $40
Dolcetto d'Alba Corino Piedmont $10.25 $41
Barbera Del Monferrato Scarpetta Friuli   $38
Pinot Noir Bottega Vinaia Trentino $11.50 $46
Valpolicella Ripasso Bolla Veneto $10.00 $40
Valpolicella D.O.C. Classico Palazzo Montanari Veneto   $36
Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ca'La Bionda"Malavoglia" Ripasso Veneto $46
Valpolicella I.G.T. Allegrini “Palazzo della Torre” Veneto $48
Sangiovese di Toscana I.G.T. Donna Laura “Ali” Tuscany $6.50 $26
Sangiovese / Syrah Rocca delle Macie "Sasyr" Tuscany $10.00 $40
Chianti la Maialina Tuscany $8.25 $33
Chianti Classico Badia “Roberto Stucchi” Tuscany $46
Chianti Classico Riserva Banfi Tuscany $11.50 $46
Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Donna Laura “Bramosia” Tuscany   $40
Cabernet Sauvignon B.R.Cohn Silver Label North Coast $10.75 $42
Cabernet / Corvina Bertani “Catullo” Veneto   $44
Cabernet / Merlot / Sangiovese Falesco “Vitiano” Umbria $35
Nero d’Avola / Cabernet Tenuta Rapitala “Nuar” Sicily   $40
Nebbiolo Corino 2010 Piedmont   $54
Malbec Durigutti Argentina $9.75 $39
Tinta Franca/Tinta Nacional.... Niepoort "Twisted" Duoro Portugal   $38
Rosso di Montalcino

Siro Pacenti 2008

Tuscany $63
Rosso di Monalcino Castello Banfi Tuscany $46
Sangiovese / Cab / Merlot Castello Banfi "BelnerO" 2010 Tuscany $60
Merlot / Syrah / Sangiovese Gaja Ca’Marcanda Promis”2010 Tuscany $70
Merlot / Sangiovese / Cab Frescobaldi “Lucente”2010 Tuscany $65
Tempranillo/Graciano/Garnacha Marques de Caceras Crianza Rioja $9.75 $39
Tempranillo Faustino V Reserva Rioja $45
Full-Bodied Reds
Lots of character, these wines pair well with hearty foods
Corvina Masi "Campofiorin" Veneto $12.25 $49
Cannonau Sella & Mosca Riserva Sardinia   $40
Zinfandel Il Cuore "The Heart" Mendocino Co. $8.00 $32
ZInfandel Haraszthy Old Vine Lodi $9.00 $36
Zinfandel Cline Ancient Vines Contra Costa $9.75 $39
Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Marchesi Biscardo Veneto $49
Cab Franc Castellargo "Vitus" Friuli $10.50 $42
Cab/Merlot/Sangiovese/Syrah Banfi “Cum Laude”2010 Tuscany $63
Cab / Merlot / Syrah Antinori Guado al Tasso "il Brucianto" Umbria   $44
Cabernet/Sangiovese/Cab Franc Tolaini “Valdisanti”2009 Tuscany $63
Cabernet Banfi “Tavernelle”2007 Tuscany $63
Nero d’Avola / Merlot Santa Anastasia “Passomaggio” Sicily   $48
Cabernet / Sangiovese Poggio Amorelli “Oracolo”2006 Tuscany $80
Cabernet / Sangiovese / Merlot Ornellaia “LeVolte”2010 Tuscany $52
Cab/Malbec/Franc/Merlot/PV Ferrani-Carano "Tresor" 2009 SonomaCounty $75
Cab/Franc/PetitVerdot/Malbec/Mer Girard “Artistry”2011 Napa Valley $60
Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Cantina Frentana "Rubesto" Riserva Abruzzo $45
Nebbiolo Travaglini Gattinara 2007 Piedmont $54
Sangiovese/Cab/Merlot Ruffino “Modus” Tuscany $47
Colorino / Merlot Romitorio di Santedame 2003 Tuscany $100
Zinfandel Optima Dry Creek Sonoma $47
Chianti Classico Antinori “Peppoli” Tuscany   $49
Chianti Classico Riserva Ruffino Riserva Ducale Tuscany   $47
Syrah/Carmenere/Merlot..... Emiliana "Coyam" Chile   $48
Syrah/Carmenere/Cab Sav Emiliana "Ge" 2009 Chile   $129
Valpolicella I.G.T.  Allegrini “LaGrola” 2010 Veneto   $56
Tempranillo Faustino I Gran Reserva 1999 Rioja   $60
         
The Big Reds
Full body, rich fruit and perfect dryness, these wines are meant for contemplation
Amarone della Valpolicella Sartori 2010 Veneto   $64
Amarone della Valpolicella Ca La Bionda 2008 Veneto   $68
Amarone della Valpolicella Ca La Bionda"Ravazzol"2008 Veneto   $76
Amarone della Valpolicella Le Salette "La Marenga" 2009 Veneto   $104
Amarone della Valpolicella Masi "Costasera" 2009 Veneto   $98
Amarone della Valpolicella Allegrini 2006 Veneto $129
Amarone della Valpolicella Bertani 2005 Veneto   $201
Barbaresco Produttori del Barbaresco 2007 Piedmont $60
Barbaresco Michele Chiarlo 2009 Piedmont $61
Barolo Virna 2007 Piedmont   $65
Barolo Michele Chiarlo “Tortoniaro”2009 Piedmont   $79
Barolo Boroli 2008 Piedmont $68
Brunello di Montalcino Vitanza 2007 Tuscany $60
Brunello di Montalcino Casanova di Neri "White Label"2008 Tuscany   $95
Brunello di Montalcino Terralsole 2004 Tuscany   $100
Brunello di Montalcino Castello Banfi 2009 Tuscany   $115
Merlot / Cabernet Castello Bafi "Excelsus"2004 Tuscany   $95
Brunello / Cab / Syrah Castello Banfi "Summus" 2009 Tuscany   $97

Something Unique

ITALIAN ICED TEACool & refreshing, iced tea mixed with house-made orangecello or lemoncello liqueur. $6.75

VIVACE SANGRIA Refreshing Red or Chilly White mixed with a seasonal array of fresh fruit --$7.50 $26

BELLINIS $6.75 & ITALIAN SODAS $2.75
Made with sparkling wine or club soda and fruit syrup


 

Port, Madeira, Marsala & Sherry
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$5.25
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$19.75
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$11
Grappa
$10
$12.50
$10
$12.50
$17
$12.50
 
Dessert Wine
$5.75
$21
$5.50
$25
$5.25
$17
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$6.00
$24
$34
Brandy & Cognac
$10
$10
$12
Aperitifs & Digestifs
Averna Amaro
$7.50
Fernet Branca
$7.50

Italian wine glossary

D.O.C.: Labeling law that determines the geographical area, type of grapes used and aging requirements for wines.

D.O.C.G.: Same as D.O.C., but it is guaranteed one of Italy's best. There is only a hand- full of D.O.C.G.'s.

Vino de Tavola: Any wine from Italy that is not grown within the D.O.C., often some of Italy's best and most expensive wines.

THE REDS

Amarone: A wine that can stand prolonged aging. It is made from selected grapes that are set out to dry for three months to produce a rich, dry, and high alcohol wine.
Barbaresco: A wine from Piedmont made from the Nebbiolo grape. Barbaresco is typically more gentle and ready to drink earlier than its cousin, Barolo.
Barbera: These Piedmont wines made from the Barbera grape take on the names of the towns where they are produced. They are medium- bodied and fruity.
Barolo: The king of wines, and the wine of kings. From the Piedmont made from the Nebbiolo grape, these wines are rich in tannins and alcohol with a wide range of flavors and aromas. Barolo can sometimes benefit from extended period of aging.
Brunello di Montalcino: This wine is produced from the Brunello grape, which is a clone of Sangiovese. Brunello is highly concentrated & dry, it is aged for four years in oak before it is released.
Chianti: Chianti comes from the central region of Tuscany. Chianti is made from primarily the Sangiovese grape. Classico indicates that the wine comes from the oldest part of the region, while Riserva indicates that the wine underwent 3 years of aging.
Valpolicella: Made from the same grapes as Amarone, but is not dried and is meant to be drunk young. It is one of Italy's best light wines, displaying fruity cherry-like bouquet.
Dolcetto D'Alba: A soft red from Piedmont, these wines are meant to be drunk young and are often compared to Beaujolais from the Burgundy region of France.
Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano: Very similar to Chianti, but with a bit more finesse.

WHITE WINES

Asti: One of the most popular sparkling wines in the world, made from the Muscat grape. It is sweet and fruity and best served very cold.
Frascati: Made just outside of Rome, it is very light and easy to drink.
Gavi: Made from the Cortese grape, grown in the Piedmont region. It is considered one of Italy's most promising white wines.
Orvieto: A pale white made in one of two ways, dry and semi- sweet. Made in Umbria, they tend to have a trace of honey and a velvety texture.
Soave: One of Italy's most well known white wines. Look for wines labeled classico which tend to have more body and character.
Pinot Grigio: Dry and fruity, it is one of Italy's best wines, it is meant to be drunk young. It often displays citrus aromas and flavors.
Vernaccia: Michelangelo's favorite white wine. It was the first white wine to receive D.O.C. status. When aged in oak, these wines can take on similar characteristics to Chardonnay.

       
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