CAFE CALAMARI WINE LIST

 

-RESERVE WINES BY THE GLASS-
Cafe Calamari has been able to hand select these wines to be the premiere choice of wines by the glass for you to pair and  enjoy with pure confidence.

 

Seghesio Defiant Red Blend 14.5gl. / 57btl.
This Zinfandel Based Blend has Aromas of youthful blackberry, mocha and spice. On the palate, dense, ripe flavors of black fruits, pepper, and savory notes. Soft tannins and long expansive finish. The dark, savory and bold characteristics of this wine make it a great pair for lamb, game, stews, marinara sauce, polenta, mushroom and truffle pasta and hard, aged cheese.
Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon 12.5gl. / 49btl.
Deep, dark brick red to blood plum in color. On the nose this Cabernet offers a seamless blend of crème de cassis, hazelnut, cocoa, blackberry preserves, charry meat, and blackberry pie along with suggestions of dark licorice, stewed rhubarb, strawberry, spice, and vanilla. It is rich and satisfying with chocolate brownie, yogurt, molasses, brown sugar and rhubarb notes presented in perfect balance on the palate
Belle Glos Pinot Noir 13.5gl. / 53btl.
The Spanish term “Las Alturas” means “the heights”, a fitting name for this vineyard located on one of the highest grape growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. At this elevation, the sunny but very cool climate creates a wine bearing all the hallmarks of this coastal region robust, expressive, full-bodied and balanced by full acidity.
Emmolo Merlot 14.5gl. / 57btl.
Medium to deep ruby in color, up-front ripe fruit aromas, lots of berries and a hint of dust; medium bodied, sweet tannins abound, well structured; dryish, medium acidity, good balance; ripe and smooth on the palate, a hint of sweet oak to keep well formed; fine and smooth aftertaste.
Frank Family Zinfandel 12.5gl. / 49btl.
Delivers a delicate scent of red fruit and violets, while hints of sandalwood, sage, and pepper embellish the sophisticated nose. The finesse on the palate reflects an elegant Zinfandel that is well balanced. Juicy black cherry pie and adequate levels of oak marry seamless.
The Prisoner Wine Company Blindfold White Blend 13.5gl. / 53btl.
Chardonnay blended with white Rhone and aromatic varieties, equally bold and intriguing – a luscious entry of toasted hazelnut and mandarin is balanced by bright acidity and minerality. The finish is rich and creamy with flavors of lemon zest and caramelized sugar.
Terlato Friuli Pinot Grigio 12.5gl. / 49btl.
Bright aromas of white peach, pear and spring flowers. Complex and layered with ripe peach, apricot, and pear, a mouthfilling texture and crisp mineral finish.
Terlato Family Chardonay 14.5gl. / 57btl.
This wine exhibits an aroma of Dutch apple pie, spice and nutmeg, with a creamy texture and balanced acidity. The medium body and juicy peach and apricot flavors are perfectly balanced, leading to a crisp finish.

 

House Wines
Reds
Etude Lyric Pinot Noir 9gl. / 35btl.
Santa Barbara, California
Gabbiano Chianti Classico 9gl. / 35btl.
Tuscany, Italy
Kaiken Reserve Malbec 9gl. / 35btl.
Argentina
Spellbound Cabernet Sauvignon 9gl. / 35btl.
Sonoma County, California
Tangley Oaks Merlot 9.5gl. / 37btl.
Napa Valley, California
Conundrum Red Blend 10 gl. / 39btl.
California

 

Whites
Brut, Korbel (split) 8
Sonoma
Villa Sandi Prosecco (split) 9.5
Veneto, Italy
Stellina Di Notte  9gl. / 35btl.
Veneto, Italy
Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc 9gl. / 35btl.
Marlborough, New Zealand
Tangley Oaks Chardonnay 9gl. / 35btl.
North Coast, California
Leonard Kreusch Riesling 8gl. / 31btl.
Rheinhessen, Germany
Bodega Norton Moscato 8.5gl / 33btl.
Chile
Bubbles
Bouvet Brut 36
Produced from grapes grown on the chalky limestone slopes of Saumur and adjacent appelations. Light, dry and finely-fruited, with a delicate sparkle, it is refreshing and crisp on the palate.
France
Duval-Leroy Brut 90
A big, full bodied bubbly, featuring graphite, toast, lemon and nut aromas and flavors. Balanced with an assertive finish.
France
Moet et Chandon, Dom Perignon 225
Its precision is extreme, tactile, dark and chiselled. The full taste lingers with the utmost elegance on a sappy, spice note.
France

 

-Reds By The Bottle-


Buglioni Valpolicella 45
Opens with aromas of dark cherries, chocolate, tobacco mixed with sweet spices spices and a touch of grilled herbs all taking shape in a glass. This has an impressive round silky texture with wonderful balance of ripe fruit and acidity and it heads into the long finish.
Veneto
Provenance Cabernet Sauvignon 65
The expansive aromas and flavors are flavors are filled with brandy, blackberry, dark plum, black cherry and cassis character. Hints of clove, black pepper and mocha addwarmth to the aromas, while toffee and hazelnut notes from oak aging linger on the dark fruit palate.
Rutherford
Orin Swift Locations -F French Blend 50
The nose reveals compelling, purfumed aromas of ripe cherry, kirsch, blackberry preserve, lavender, and subtle spicy notes. Spirited upon entry, the palate is treated to persuasive and distinctive flavors of strawberry compote, crushed plum, and mocha.
France
Orin Swift Locations – I Italian Blend 50
Explodes with aromas of macerated raspberries, dried lavender, plum tart, and toasty oak accents. The palate is immediately hit with super lush flavors of ripe berries and spice.
Italy
Il Poggione Rosso Montalcino 50
Made with carefully selected Sangiovese grapes hand picked from 15-year-old estate vines, this wine is ruby red, with an intense bouquet of wild berry fruit. The palate is velvety and rich, with great texture and smooth, rounded tannins.
Tuscany

 

-Whites By The Bottle-

Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc 55
Vibrant, wonderfully fresh aromas of pink grapefruit, melon and white peach introduce zesty flavors of Meyer lemon, lime, guava, gooseberry, and juicy melon. Lively acidity accentuates the wines flavor intensity and animates its long, harmonious finish, which features succulent citrus and mineral tones.

Cakebread Chardonnay 70
The nose offers vivid, creamy aromas of green and golden apple, pear and citrus with supporting scents  of beeswax and mineral. Full bodied and vibrant on the palate, with bright, intense, apple, citrus, melon flavors, this wine is persistent on the palate culminating in a long finish showcasing pleasing spice, yeast and mineral tones.