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What We Are Drinking…

Summer's Arrival

With the arrival of summer, our patience is rewarded with an abundance of lighter reds, racy whites and fresh rose wines from our valley as well as around the globe. We look for wines that truly reflect the ever changing menus at Recipe. Some wines our guests are enjoying now in addition to our 15 other wines by the glass and over 150 bottle selections!

White Wines
2013 Domaine Drouhin Arthur Chardonnay – $16/glass
A new and favorite addition the wines by the glass. Lean and racy, notes of lemon curd, mineral and fresh pear. Enjoy with oyster stew, trout salad or Brie de Jouvence sandwich!

Rose Wines
2014 Domaine de Fontsainte Gris de Gris, Corbieres, France – $12/glass
Year after year, our most favorite and consistent rose. From the AOC village of Corbieres, France in the Languedoc Roussillon. A blend of Grenache blanc/noir, cinsault, carignan and mourvedre. A crystalline salmon color with notes of fresh strawberries, cherries and plum. Fresh and lifted on the palate. Drink as much as you can while available!!!

2014 Domaine Vetriccie, Ile de Beaute, Corsica – $10/glass
A paragon thirst quenching blend of Nielluccio, Sciaccarellu, Grenache and Merlot. Fresh and clean red fruits touched by a bit of salinity and mineral. A wine that doesn’t require much thought, but you may find yourself thinking about a trip to Corsica!!

Red Wines
2013 Solena, Grand Cuvee, WV, Pinot Noir – $16/glass
From our good friend Laurent Montalieu comes this well balanced elegant pinot noir. Finesse driven with a core of elegant black cherry, pomegranate and baking spices. Complex and layered spice, with undertones of red clay and forest.

2002 Chateau Lanessan, Haut Medoc – $17/glass
A rare find from our friends at The Wine Trust. Classic left bank blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petite verdot and malbec. Dark plum color with nuances of tar, leather, cassis and wet tobacco. Refined tannins and bright acid structure. An amazing find at an amazing price!

As The Weather Cools, The Red Wines Rule

Well, technically.

As we will still continue to begin the evening with whites. Reds from all over, will compliment the cuisine with depth and complexity. Pinot noir from our beloved valley, Clarets from Washington state, Rhones from both north and south as well as obscure regions and varietals that display their true terroir and character.

Our allocation of 2010 Follin Arbelet has arrived. Franck and Christine Follin-Arbelet are fortunate to farm one village wine, four premier crus, and four grand crus in Aloxe-Corton (their hometown), Pernand-Vergelesses, and Vosne-Romanée. Pedigreed land such as this demands much of its stewards, so Franck farms sustainably without synthetic fertilizers or weed killers, working the soils regularly to aerate them and keep them healthy. Their winery and cellars are as picturesque as they are practical—said to be the deepest in their village. When asked what inspires him the most, Franck responded, “wine that represents its terroir and a job well done.” Simply put; not so simply executed.