Wine List Philosophy

Wine should be for everyone…
Conventional wisdom regarding restaurant wine lists is to charge two to three times the cost of the bottle. Our belief is that no one should have to pay more than 50% above the wholesale cost for a bottle of wine. On average, our wines are priced at a 37% mark up from our cost.

The wine list itself reflects esoteric, hard-to-find selections, half of which are from local San Benito County producers and winemakers. The idea is that customers want a great product, not just a great price. Whatever your taste or price range, we will have a wine to complement what you are looking for.

Click here to see our "Taste of San Benito" Wine Flight, a fun way to sample some of our featured wines.

White Wines
  Bottle Glass
Teague Vineyards Chardonnay
A dry, full-bodied chardonnay with flavors of honey, toasted nuts, and vanilla hung in the balance.
$29 $9
Donati Family Vineyards Chardonnay
Chardonnay blocks are planted in shallow, gravelly loams with limestone deposits
Six Strings "Santa Lucia Highlands" Chardonnay
A truly multidimensional wine that is best enjoyed to a well-played acoustic guitar
Bernardus Chardonnay
You don't have to live in Carmel Valley to know the quality of this wine
Calera "Central Coast" Chardonnay
Chardonnay grapes from throughout the Central Coast region of California
$40 $10
Calera "Mt Harlan" Chardonnay
White wine that ages well into an oaken finish
Frog's Leap Winery Sauvignon Blanc
Winery was originally a frog farm in the early 1900's.  Wines are organically grown
Summerayne Vineyards White Zinfandel
Royce & Gillian wanted to make a blush that could stand up to its white counterparts
$20 $7
McManis Pinot Grigio
A sweet light wine.  Body is crisp with citrus fruit flavors of pear, apple, and apricot
$29 $9
Sparkling Wines & Champagne
  Bottle Glass
NV Domaine Ste. Michelle Sparkling White Wine
A light and sweet Washington State sparkling white wine
Mumm Napa Valley Sparkling White Wine
Perfect to delight your palate and satisfy any occasion
Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider
Celebrate without the alcohol with a refreshing flute of sparkling cider
Korbel Brut California Champagne Split $13
Red Wines
Pinot Noir Bottle Glass
Six Strings "Monterey County" Pinot Noir
A medium to full-bodied wine that compliments an evening of lovely jazz music
Calera "Central Coast" Pinot Noir
A dedication to the triumph of Calera's limestone Pinot Noir
$48 $12
Calera "Mt. Harlan Cuvee" Pinot Noir
A meticulous blend of Josh Jensen's finest Pinots
Calera "Ryan Estate Vineyard" Pinot Noir
Named after a long time vineyard manager, Jim Ryan
Calera "Mills Estate Vineyard" Pinot Noir
Everett Mills kept an eye on Calera's early progress as friend and neighbor
Calera "Jensen Estate Vineyard" Pinot Noir
Planted in 1975 as an ode to Josh's father, Stephen Jensen
Goldeneye "Anderson Valley" Pinot Noir
Vista Though delicate and understated, this wine's compelling force of flavor, weight, and potent spice, create a depth and density that cannot be missed
Merlot Bottle Glass
Teague Vineyards Merlot
What started as a hobby has now turned into a vineyard
$29 $9
Pietra Santa Merlot
Pietra Santa means "Sacred Stone", named for the rich granite and limestone soils
Stag's Leap Merlot
Named after an ancient Wappo Indian legend of hunters and the hunted
Twomey "Soda Canyon Ranch" Merlot
Wine has a deep garnet color and intense flavor of black cherry, blackberry essence, wild game, and cracked black pepper.  Racked every 3 months using soutirage traditional
Duckhorn "Napa Valley" Merlot
A blend of several vineyard lots:  Merlot, Cabernet, and occasionally Petit Verdot
Duckhorn "Three Palms" Merlot
San Francisco's Lillie Hitchcock left her mark in the form of three lone palm trees
Duckhorn "Estate Grown" Napa Valley Merlot
Offers ripe, seductive flavors, well-integrated tannins and a sophisticated palate structure
Cabernet Savignon Bottle Glass
Hallcrest Vineyards "Brigantino" Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Certified Organically grown and hand harvested by Vince Brigantino and Family
McManis Cabernet Sauvignon
Medium-bodied wine with just a hint of Petit Verdot for structure and complexity
$35 $10
Fortino Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine is elegantly smooth without the harsh tannins that are typical of young Cabs
Pietra Santa "Signature" Cabernet Sauvignon
The Signature wines represent Pietra Santa's very best
Six Strings Cabernet Sauvignon
Medium-bodied Cabernet that is sustainably farmed and biodynamically grown.  Pairs well with classic rock music of the 60's and 70's
Heller Estate Cachagua Cabernet Sauvignon
From the Cachague region above Carmel Valley, this wine dances on your palate
Frog's Leap Cabernet Sauvignon
"Times fun when you're having flies" ~ Frog's Leap motto
Duckhorn "Napa Valley" Cabernet Sauvignon
Made with only the best of Napa Valley's Cabernet grapes
Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes from Rutheford, St. Helena, Calistoga, and late season grapes from Mt. Veeder, and Atlas Peak
Silver Oak "Alexander Valley" Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvgnon blended from several Alexander Valley vineyards. Aged 25 months in oak barrels and 15 months in the bottle
Syrah Bottle Glass
Alicats Syrah
The name "Alicats" is a combination of Alessio Carli's twin daughters' names, Alessia and Catia
$33 $10
McManis Petit Syrah
Dark, rich, juicy, inky style wine with wonderful boysenberry aromas and flavors
Parrone Syrah
Blend of two different clones of Syrah vines grown in Chile's premier wine region
Jayse Wines "Chalone" Syrah
Syrah is bursting with blueberry and ripe blackberry aromas with full body finish
Donati Family Vineyards Syrah
Their first Syrah to be produced.  Only 400 cases bottled after 18 months of barrel aging
Adrich Vineyard Syrah
Russ Aldrich created an easy drinking Syrah grown on the hills of Paicines
Zinfandel Bottle Glass
DeRose Zinfandel
A dedication to the belated Nick DeRose Sr. and his love for a fine Zinfandel
Jake-Ryan Cellars "Mt. Veeder" Zinfandel
This Bald Mountain Vineyard Zin is lip-smacking with bright red and black fruit
ESCA "Sonoma County" Zinfandel
This intense and alluring wine is bright, balanced and shows good acidity
Fine Reds and Red Blends Bottle Glass
Tres Pinos "Tierra Roja" Paso Robles Red Wine
Meritage of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah from the Paso Robles Appellation
Jayse Wines "Chalone" Grenache
This Rhone style wine was grown just west of Pinnacles National Monument
DeRose Negrette
One of the only Negrette varietals in San Benito County
Donatti Family Vineyards Claret
A perfect blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc
Bernardus Marinus
A Bordeaux style blended wine from the Carmel Valley in Monterey County
Duckhorn "Paraduxx"
Napa Valley blend of 65% Zinfandel, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Merlot
Duckhorn "Howell Mt." Red Wine
Wine reflects the power and intensity of Howell Mountain's rugged, high elevation terrier and volcanic past.  A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.  Bottle aged a year longer to encourage complexity and is well-suited for long-term cellaring
Ports & After Dinner Wines Bottle Glass
Dow's Tawny Porto ~ Aged 10 years   $15
Dow's Tawny Porto ~ Aged 10 years   $15
Calera Dessert Viognier   $15
Alicats Passito di Chardonnay   $10
Library Wines

Ask Mike, Guy, or your Server about our selection of Library Wines

All Wines Subject to Availability
Vintage Year May Vary.  Please Inquire With Your Server
Outside Wine Subject to Corkage Fee of $10 per Bottle