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During Happy Hour every Wednesday and Thursday

Sip wine, unwind and indulge with friends and family in our Piano Bar every Wednesday and Thursday or on the terrace (weather-permitting) for Wine Tasting Happy Hours from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Choose your own wine flight—red or white—and enjoy selections from our award-winning wine list, along with complimentary cheese and fruit platters. Enjoy selections from our "Inn Between" Menu beginning at 2:30 p.m. immediately following lunch service, and our Bar menu beginning at 5:30 p.m. Cheers!

Summer Wine Flights

2 Ounce Tasting

Flight No. 1: Chardonnay

Wente “Riva Ranch” Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco, Monterey CA 2011

Rich golden color with aromas of ripe apple, vanilla, butter and pear. Luscious mouthfeel with flavors of guava, butterscotch, and vanilla all followed with a long lasting finish. This is the oldest family run winery in CA founded over 125 years ago, now run by 5th generation and soon to be 6 generations.

Ramey Cellars Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2010

Light gold, strong smoke and minerals complement fresh pear and apple aromas, crisp and linear, with vibrant orchard fruit flavors, a gentle hint of smoked meat and lively acidity on the close. Lots of flavor here, but no undue weight or fat, striklingly racy.

Chassagne Montrachet White Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Joseph Drouhin 2010

Very ripe nose of yellow orchard fruits that marry into rich flavors and a textured mouthfeel, almost chewy showing flavors of pear, apple, spices and white flowers followed by a firm acidity. 

Flight No. 2: Riesling & Sauvignon Blanc

Carl Graff Riesling Kabinett, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer 2011

Kabinett is a sweetness level, being the driest of the levels. Delicate fruits of peaches, apricots, flower-scented bouquet, long finish, semi-dry, pairs well with spicy foods.

Wiemer “Dry” Riesling, Finger Lakes NY 2012

Crisp, dry, hints of fresh peaches & apricots. Elegant in taste, smooth, well balanced with a crisp, clean finish.

La Mallorquina Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley, Chile 2011

Unoaked, crisp acidity, gooseberry aromas, white peach, citrus fruits, vibrant, mouthwatering, clean lingering finish. 

Flight No. 3: Other Varietals & Blends

Conundrum Proprietary White, Wagner Family Vineyards, Rutherford CA 2011

Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier, Muscat- floral, tropical, lush, spicy, touch sweetness. Apricot, white peach, honeysuckle, citrus, green melon, pear, vanilla, crisp and refreshing.

Grüner Veltliner, #1 “Estate Bottled” Hirsch, Niederösterreich Austria 2011

Elegant, crisp, fruity, white pepper, spiciness, mineral characteristics.

Wolftrap White Blend, Franschhoek Valley, South Africa 2011

67% Viognier 19% Chenin Blanc, 14% Grenache Blanc, produced by Boekenhoutskloof Winery, soft flavors with a nice texture, spicy, fruit blossom, almond, balanced acidity, lingering finish with subtle wood flavors.

Flight No. 5: Rosé

JL Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé, Pfalz Germany 2011

Soft fruit character, bright berry and soft fruit flavors, light & refreshing with a zippy finish, 100% Pinot Noir

Cháteau Domaines Ott “Les Domaniers” Rosé, Cotes de Provence, France 2012

Peach in color with pink shimmers. Fresh fruity nose, with flavors of white stone fruits and pomegranate. Long crisp finish. 70% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 5% Syrah

Las Rocas Rosé, Calatayud, Spain 2012

Deep pink color that leads to a rich texture with red berry flavors. Perhaps a combination of strawberry, raspberry jam flavors followed by a blackberry finish. This is a full bodied Rose made with 100% Garnacha. 

Red Wine Flights

Flight No. 1: Pinot Noir

Lyric Pinot Noir by Etude, Santa Barbara County 2012

Classic varietal aromas of ripe cherry, raspberry, and cranberry. Palate shows baking spices, toasted almond, with soft silky tannins. Grapes sourced from Fiddlestix Vineyard located along the Santa Ynez River in the cool
Santa Rita Hills and North Canyon Vineyard located on the Western boundary of Santa Maria Valley.

Domaine Drouhin Vineyards Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2012

Nose of cherry, red berries with intense plum scents, lush round mouthfeel, balanced, hint of spice, finishing with good length on the palate.

Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir, Walker Bay, South Africa 2011

Made from naturally low yielding vines on stony, clay-rich soils. All grapes are hand harvested on 52 hectares (130 acres). Light cherry red color, sweet cherry nose, bacon fat, smoked bacon, earthy, bouillon with a nice balance. A little rustic in style.

Flight No. 2: Cabernet & Cabernet Blends

Faust Cabernet, Quintessa Vineyards, Rutherford, Napa Valley 2009

Made by Quintessa Vineyards, this wine has a burst of intense ripe fruit on the nose of black currant, blackberry, chocolate, showing bold flavors yet elegant and concentrated with a long lasting finish. 

Pellegrini “Estate” Vineyards Cabernet Franc, North Fork Long Island 2007

100% Cabernet Franc, similar in structure and flavor to Cabernet but not as full bodied, showing fewer tannins and less acid. Beautiful aromatics, beautiful color, intense aromatic nose of violets, ripe raspberry, menthol, fleshy mouthfeel that finishes with silky tannins.

Twenty Rows Cabernet, Napa Valley 2011

Grapes are sourced from several vineyard sites in Napa Valley including Howell Mountain, Pope Valley, and St. Helena. This wine is primarily Cabernet with small amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Franc blended. Powerful, yet elegant, beautiful color, aromas of black currant, graphite, hints of earth and expresso, black cherry, currant, licorice, chocolate and smoke flavors are all neatly layered for complexity.

Flight No. 3: Other Red Varietals

Marques de Caceres “Gran Reserva” Spain 2004

Made primarily with tempranillo grape, aged 5 years-2 years in French oak, ruby color, aromas of almonds, vanilla, tobacco, plums, soft tannins, cinnamon, spice, leather, hint of coconut.

Don David Reserve Tannat, Michel Torino Estate, Cafayate Valley, Argentina 2010

Full bodied, dry red wine with firm tannins, with high concentration of color, aromas and flavors, minerals, cloves, white chocolate, Amaro (Italian Chocolate.). An unusual red grape historically grown in South West France in the Madiran AOC, this is now the most prominent grape in Uruguay where it is considered the “National Grape”

Tamarack Cellars “Firehouse Red” Columbia Valley 2011

26% Merlot, 24% Syrah, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, , 10% Cab Franc, 6% Sangiovese, 5% Malbec, 3% Zinfandel, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Carmenere, 1% Grenache, 1% Counois Deceptively sweet aromas of strawberries, raspberries and rose petals. The flavors are dark, rich, lusciously mouthwatering, with cherries, boysenberries, tart plum skins, hints of leather, sweet pipe tobacco, and coffee beans. The tannins are firm, but not a bit edgy and the finish lingers with just a touch of anise. The wine label signifies a Tamarack Pine tree that sheds its needles.

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