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What ever happened to just having a glass of wine?
When I think wine bar, I conjure this image of a long, S-shaped granite bar with snooty people quaffing 2 oz. pours of wine confidently determining the residual sugar content of each, while signing up for Tuesdays class on Merlot. What ever happened to just having a glass of wine?
Think of us as your friendly neighborhood lounge, except we only serve wine...
I just wanted to create a place for a more sophisticated crowd (dare I say adults, maybe grown-ups) to hang out. There was no place in the city of Palo Alto (or anywhere else for that matter) for us 30, 40, 50-somethings to relax after hours. All the other “wine bars” are really just restaurants with a bar inside that serves wine, but then kick you out at 10pm when the restaurant closes.
Quality wine is found in many forms — It comes at different prices, from different countries, different regions, and different appellations within those regions. It comes in different colors and now even with different closures and packaging.
I don’t believe in limiting my guests’ selections to a certain region, nor a certain price range, nor even by what score a particular magazine, or “critic,” gives the wine. I want to give my guests the opportunity to taste wines from all over the world, in different price ranges, and judge for themselves.
- Wine by the Glass
Lite Fare...To Share
a varying selection of domestic and imported cheeses
crème fraische, petite capers & lemon
mixture of italian herb & salt brined olives
Butternut squash on top of a ricotta & goat cheese base, with arugula and pomegranate seeds over three toasted crostini breads
accompanied with warm flatbread & cucumbers
honey sesame, smoked, & marcona almonds
a selection of Italian Meats, with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese on naan bread, grilled on the panini press
manchego cheese wedge, prosciutto, olives, pepperoncini and marinated peppers
cured meats, duck & pork galantine, pate de chevreuil, stone ground mustard, caperberries, red cabbage kraut
small Spanish chorizos warmed on the grill, accompanied with cool goat cheese, red pepper flakes and olive oil
red piquillo peppers stuffed with goat cheese, lemon zest, and chorizo bits, served with warm green onions
The wine list features a wide range of wines by the glass to suit every palate and budget, and includes boutique wines from around the world.
Anderson Valley, CA
Trombetta Family Wines, Sonoma Coast, 2018
Domaine de la Tour du Bon, Bandol, Provence, 2018
Birichino Wines, Monterey, 2018
Domaine des Mazelles, Touraine, Loire Valley, 2017
Etude Wines, Carneros, Napa Valley, 2018
Couly-Dutheil, Cabernet Franc, Loire Valley, France, 2017
Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy, 2017
Weixelbaum, Wechselberg, Austria, 2017
Abbazia di Novacella, "Praepositus," Alto Adige, N. Italy, 2016
Navarro Vineyards, Anderson Valley, 2017
Dr. Corvers-Kauter, Berg Roseneck, Rheingau, Germany, 2017
Thomas Henry Wines, Napa Valley, 2018
Walter Hansel Winery, Russian River Valley, 2017
Domaine Dupeuble Pere et Fils, Le Breuil, France, 2019
Lenamon-Pepe, "Negociant," Anderson Valley, 2013
Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2016
Sheldon Wines, "Luc's Vineyard," Sonoma County, 2018
Santi, "Ventale," Valpolicella Superiore, N. Italy, 2016
Fontaine du Clos, "Reflets de L'ame," Vacqueyras, Rhone Valley, 2016
Bodegas Muriel, "Gran Reserva," Rioja, Spain, 2006
Saddleback Cellars, Napa Valley, 2016
"Trilogy," by Flora Springs, Napa Valley, 2016
J. Rickards Winery. Alexander Valley, 2017
Kathryn Kennedy Winery, Santa Cruz Mountains, 2017
Krasia May, Mendoza, Argentina, 2010
Balletto Family Vineyards, "Estate," Russian River Valley, 2017
Waxwing, "Halcon Vineyards," Yorkville Highlands, 2015
C.G. di Arie Vineyards, "Estate," Shenandoah Valley, 2013
Blanc de Blancs, North Coast, 2014
Brut Rose, Anderson Valley, 2011
“Special Cuvée,” Brut, Ay, France n.v.
Brut Rosé, Mareuil-Sur-Ay, n.v.
“RARE,” Reims, France, 2002
“La Grande Dame,” Brut à Reims, France, 2006
“Cristal,” Brut à Reims, France, 2009
Napa County, 2018
Napa Valley, 2015
Sancerre, Loire Valley, France, 2018
Marlborough, New Zealand, 2018
Sta. Rita Hills, 2017
Napa Valley, 2016
Sonoma Coast, 2017
Santa Lucia Highlands, 2016
Russian River Valley, 2017
Oakville, Napa Valley, 2017
Les Fourneaux, Chablis, 2017
La Truffière, Côte de Beaune, 2016
Russian River Valley, 2018
Santa Cruz Mountains, 2017
Santa Lucia Highlands, 2017
Santa Lucia Highlands, 2017
Anderson Valley, 2017