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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
thin-sliced cured meats, pate de chevreuil, stone ground mustard, cornichon, purple cabbage kraut
manchego cheese wedge, prosciutto, olives, pepperoncini and marinated peppers
hummus spread on toasted sliced cracked wheat bread, topped with red piquillo peppers, arugula, and feta cheese.
small Spanish chorizos warmed on the grill, accompanied with cool goat cheese, red pepper flakes and olive oil
a selection of Italian Meats, with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese on naan bread, grilled on the panini press
smoked salmon thin sliced, with fromage blanc, petite capers , pickled onions, and toasted cracked wheat bread slices to build on.
filled with blackbeans, corn, onions, jack cheese, adobo sauce. with a side of sour cream.
cage-free eggs, watercress, green onions, served on crostini with white sturgeon caviar.
mixture of italian herb & salt brined olives
accompanied with warm flatbread & cucumbers
Assortment of dried almonds
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.
McIntyre Vineyards, "Estate," Santa Lucia Highlands, 2020
Troupe, "Recuerde," Rias Baixas, Spain, 2020
Silverado Vineyards, "Miller Ranch," Yountville, 2020
Iris Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2019
Dry Creek Vineyards, Clarksburg, 2020
Antinori, "Guardo al Tasso," Bolgheri, Central Italy, 2020
Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg, Kamptal, Osterreich, Austria, 2020
Brick Barn Wine Estates, Santa Ynez Valley, 2019
Hylands Estates, McMinnville, Oregon, 2020
Domaine Allimant-Laugner, Alsace Grand Cru, France, 2017
Martinelli Winery, "Bella Vigna," Sonoma Coast, 2018
Lafken, "Single Vineyard Series," Valle de Casablanca, Chile, 2018
Siduri Wines, "Lemoravo Vineyard," Santa Lucia Highlands, 2017
Gregory Lynn, "Tierra Alta Vineyard," Santa Ynez Valley, 2018
Martella Wines, "Ascona Vineyard," Santa Cruz Mountains
"The Beast," by J. Storey, California Proprietary, 'Ch. 4'
Garganta del Aguila, DOP Cebreros, Spain, 2019
Chateau Croix de Rambeau, Lussac Saint-Emilion, 2016
Lava Cap Winery, El Dorado. Sierra Foothills, 2019
Ideology, "Estate," Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, 2017
Finca Don Carlos, "Calathus," Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina, 2018
Black Rock by Nils Venge, Red Hills, Lake County, 2014
Grey Stack Cellars, "The Serendip," Bennett Valley, Sonoma, 2018
"Untitled," by J. Storey, Russian River Valley, 2017
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