Gaia “14-18H Rose,” Agiorgitiko, Peleponnisos, Greece 2012 9/36
200 Skouras, Moscofilero, Peloponnese, Greece 2010 Kiwi, apricots and green apples dominate the nose followed by hints of white flowers, citrus and lychee nut, medium-bodied, bright and lively on the palate, with a peachy finish 34
201 Gaia, Nótios, Moschofilero/Roditis, Peloponisos, Greece 2010 A lively wine with fresh aromas of lemons, limes, minerals and flowers, citrus acids dance on the palate with a full green apple finish! 35
202 Mercouri Estate “Folói,” Roditis/Viognier, Pisatis, Greece 2011 A medium-bodied white with bright acidity and fresh lemon-lime flavors, well-balanced with hints of tropical fruits, mineral notes and a lasting finish 34
203 Ktima Pavlidis “Thema,” Sauvignon Blanc/Assyrtiko, Drama, Greece 2010 Aromas of grapefruits, lemons and limes with hints of tropical fruit, medium-bodied with that classic grassy Sauvignon character with elegant fruit and a long finish 42
204 Argyros, Assyrtiko, Santorini, Greece 2009 One of Santorini’s most quality driven producers, lean and mineral driven with bright acidity, hints of wild flowers and citrus, full-bodied with a long lasting finish 45 O.F.
205 Argyros Estate, Assyrtiko, Santorini, Greece 2010 Top 100 wines of the world by Decanter Magazine, partial barrel-fermentation, full-bodies with loads of mineral, sea-salt, white flowers, citrus and a kiss of oak, viscous mouth-feel with a long finish 52 O.F.
206 Argyros Estate, Athiri, Santorini, Greece 2011 100% Athiri indigenous, but rare for a Santorini wine, full-bodied with more fruit and softer than Assyrtiko, this wine has hints of tropical fruits as well as citrus, minerals and white flowers, quite complex with a long lasting finish 42 O.F.
207 Gentilini, Robola of Cephalonia, Greece 2010 Made by the famous woman winemaker Gabrielle Beamish from high altitude vineyards overlooking the sea, aromas of pear, white flowers, minerals and chalk, a lively palate with bright citrus and a full mouth-feel! 39
208 Sigalas, Assyrtiko-Athiri, Santorini, Greece 2011 The volcanic soil of the island speaks in this wine! It is all about minerality, weight, fullness in the mouth and bright acidity with touches of honey, hay, white flowers and citrus, a great food wine! 42 O.F.
209 Sigalas, Assyrtiko, Santorini, Greece 2010 Top 100 in Wine Spectator, not as soft as the blended Sigalas Santorini and more aggresive, full-bodied and loaded with minerals, chalk and volcanic nuances, slightly floral with hints of citrus, loads of acid, a very complex wine! 52 O.F.
210 Gaia, Thalasitis, Assyrtiko, Santorini, Greece 2010 A powerhouse Santorini! Full, viscous, minerals, earth, citrus, honey, hay and vibrant acidity with a super-long finish! 59 O.F.
300 La Cappuccina, Gargenega, Soave, Italy 2009 An easy drinking wine with flavors of lemons, limes and green apples, loads of minerals with a full mouth-feel finishing dry 30 C.O.
301 Tenuta San Lorenzo, Cortese, Gavi, Italy 2011 Aromas of lemons, limes and kiwi give way to a medium-bodied white with bright acidity, peach and stone fruit flavors and a long mineral finish 36 O.F.
302 Garfoli “Macrina,” Verdicchio del Castelli di Jesi, Italy 2011 Aromas of citrus, minerals, pear and hints of Parmesan cheese, light to medium-bodied, well balanced with bright acidity and a hint of banana on the finish 30
303 Alois Lageder, Pinot Bianco, Dolomiti, Italy 2010 A creamy nose of pineapple and subtle tropical fruits, medium-bodied and racy with lots of minerality and a long peach, banana finish 33 B.G.
304 Masseria Li Veli “Askos,” Verdeca, Valle d’Itria, Italy 2010 This ancient Greek variety displays aromas of citrus, banana cream pie and pineapple, that follows through onto a full-bodied palate with a viscous mouth-feel and a long mineral and pear-apple finish 42 O.F.
Champagne and Sparkling Wines
400 Borgo Magredo, Prosecco, Italy N.V. 187 ml An easy drinking Prosecco with mineral, citrus and yeast, along with a cleansing finish 8
401 Il Follo, Prosecco Treviso, Italy N.V. Bright, floral and fruity nose of apricots and peach, full yeasty mouth-feel, long bright finish, fantastic Prosecco! A Prosecco made from 100% Grela grapes 33 O.F.
402 Ktima Spiropoulos “Ode Panos” Brut, Moschofilero, Arcadia N.V. Very floral, with lemon and lime flavors followed by mineral notes and saline, an elegant wine with a silky texture for a sparkling wine 45
500 Boutari, St. George, Nemea, Greece 2008 A more traditional style Nemea, aged one year in French oak, soft and velvety texture, strawberries and raspberries dominate with lots of cinnamon spice with hints of oak, silky long finish! 36
501 Skouras, “St. George,” Aghiorghitiko, Nemea, Greece 2010 Woodsy aromas of forest floor, dried cherries and violets, medium-bodied with dark raspberry, plum and tart cherry flavors and a long, dry finish 38
502 Palivou, St. George, Peloponnese, Greece 2010 Roses, raspberries, plums and candied cherry aromas set the stage for a palate full of raspberry jam, soft velvety tannins, and a long, fruity, dry finish! 42
503 Porto Carras, Limnio, Cotes De Meliton, Greece 2008 Aromas of strawberries, cherries and minerals, medium-bodied with firm tannins with a very long lasting graphite finish with hints of cinnamon 36 O.F.
504 Tsantali Rapsani, Stavroto/Krassato/ Xinomavro, Mt. Greece 2008 Dark raspberries, plums, dusty oak and eucalyptus dominate the nose The palate is well structured with layers of fruit integrated with French oak. Old world meets new in this full-bodied, tannic, internationally styled Greek red which displays the terroir of Mt. Olympus 45 O.F.
505 Alpha Estate, “Hedgehog,” Xinomavro, Amyndeon, Greece 2008 Cool climate Xinomavro from a northern lake region, medium-bodied with bright strawberry, raspberry and cherries, dominating the nose and palate, hints of earth, spice and violets, with a vibrant finish 44
506 Thimiopoulos, Uranos, Xinomavro, Naoussa, Greece 2008 Aromas of raspberries, violets, chalk, blueberry and hints of spice, the palate is rich and structured, with plenty of fruit on the palate and a long, gripping finish! 60
507 Boutari Grand Reserve, Xinomavro, Naoussa, Greece 2007 A benchmark for all Naoussa producers, aged four years in oak barrels and bottles, quintessential Xinomavro characteristics of strawberries, raspberries, violets, tomato-vine, black olive, tar, earth and spice, super-long finish! 54
508 Ktima Karyda, Xinomavro, Naoussa, Greece 2008 Reminiscent of a stylish Barolo, aromas of violets, fresh berries, tar, leather and spice, full-bodied with loads of rich tannins, a velvety texture, and a long finish 59 O.F.
509 Mercouri Estate, Refosco, Vin de Pays de Letrino 2007 Once this wine opens up one with find aromas of nutmeg, leather, spice, tea leaf and cranberries, the mouth-feel is full and firm with well structured tannins and a long finish 45 O.F.
510 Argyros, Atlantis, Santorini, Greece 2008 Full-bodied with aromas and flavors of dried cherries, plums and strawberries, viscous mouth-feel with a long spice box finish 40 O.F.
511 Domaine Sigalas, Mavrotragano, Santorini Greece 2007 An extremely rare grape variety saved from going extinct, only 8 hectares planted in the world, a “Presidio” wine by Slow Foods International for its uniqueness and limited quantity, aromas of black raspberries, leather, prunes, fig jam, raspberry jam and lifted vanilla and spice, full-bodied with flavors of black cherry, graphite, oak, caramel and chocolate, super complex, reminiscent of a new world Malbec! 90 O.F.
512 Lazaridi, Amethystos, Cabernet/Merlot/Limnio, Drama 2008 Aromas of black raspberry, black cherry, forest floor and cinnamon, full-bodied and well balanced with lots of structure, a velvety texture, with hints of chocolate liquor and a super-long, sexy finish 48
513 Tsantali Organics, Cabernet Sauvignon, Halkidiki, Greece 2003 From the vineyards of Agios Pavlos and certified organic, aromas of dark cherries, blueberries and licorice, rich and full-bodied with a velvety texture and flavors of dark cherries and earth with a long, spicy, herbaceous finish! 51 C.O.
514 Skouras, “Megas Oenos,” Cabernet/St. George, Peloponnese, Greece 2007 Aromas of spice, coffee, earth, tar and leather, full-bodied and velvety with dark fruit flavors, wild berries, forest floor and hints of game, tannic, with a very long finish 54
515 Skouras “Grand Cuvée,” Nemea, St. George, Greece 2007 High elevation, single vineyard fruit, an elegant wine with plums, raspberries, hints of mineral and spice, a full-bodied palate with berry flavors, hints of chalk and silky integrated oak nuances, the finish is long and bold, 18 months of new French oak 59
516 Skouras, “Synoro,” Cab. Franc/Merlot/St. George, Peloponnese, Greece 2006 Aromas and flavors of black raspberry, tobacco, leather, tar and spice, along with hints of herbs, full-bodied with a lasting finish. 65
517 Gentilini, “Eclipse,” Dry Mavrodaphne, Cephalonia, Greece 2009 A full-bodied wine with dark berry fruits, earth and spice, very Zin-like in its fruit profile with a slight rustic Greek island edge 49
518 Gaia Estate, Agiorgitiko, Nemea, Greece 2006 One of Greece’s top red wines from a single vineyard in Koutsi, Nemea, raspberry, black cherry and plum aromas are followed by hints of charred earth, spice and violets, full-bodied and very well balanced, extremely complex with a long, dry finish 85
600 La Cappuccina “Madégo,” Veneto, Italy 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, medium-bodied with a Bordeaux style, raspberries, plum and cassis, with sound structure, well-balanced, a velvety mouth feel and a lingering finish 33 C.O.
601 I Piaggioni, Sangiovese, Tuscany, Italy 2009 An Italian beauty, soft, supple and elegant, with flavors and aromas of cherries, raspberries, earth and spice with a touch of oak and a long, silky finish 38
602 Giacosa Fratelli, Nebbiolo d’Alba, Italy 2010 A light to medium-bodied wine, very traditional in style, strawberries, raspberries and cherries, a touch of earth and violets, firm texture and lasting finish 40
603 Rivetto, Nebbiolo, Langhe, Italy 2009 A Pinot-like nose of flowers, chalk and light red fruits lead to a medium-bodied palate of cranberry, cherry and strawberry flavors with hints of new oak, vanilla and leather 38
604 Rivetto “Nemes,” Barbera d’Alba, Italy 2009 A more traditional styled Barbera aged in Slovenian oak, medium-bodied with flavors of raspberries and strawberries, balanced acidity and a long tart finish, a great food wine! 38
605 San Polo, Sangiovese, Rosso di Montalcino, Italy 2009 Floral aroma of rose petals followed by strawberry and cherry, medium-bodied with a firm fruit driven palate with bright acidity and mineral notes, very long, dry finish! 56
606 Tenuta Carlina, La Togata, Rosso di Montalcino, Italy 2007 Classic Italian style with this well structured Rosso, strawberry and cherry dominate the aromas with a touch of Slovenian oak, medium-bodied with lots of minerality and a long, classy finish 59
607 Vietti “Tre Vigne,” Barbera D’Asti, Italy 2009 Softer, more luscious and modern in style, with aromas and flavors of black raspberries, blueberries and plums, silky and velvety in texture with a long raspberry liquor finish 40
608 Bisceglia “Terra di Vulcano,” Aglianico del Vulture, Italy 2009 Aglianico is a distortion of the word “Elleniko” which translates to Greek. This ancient Greek variety is medium to full-bodied with aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry, chocolate, violets, minerals and a hint of birch, velvety in texture and a long finish 36
609 Matteo Correggia, Nebbiolo, Roero, Italy 2009 A polished Nebbiolo, medium to full-bodied with strawberry, raspberry and cherry aromas and flavors, well-balanced with a velvety texture, hints of earth and spice, and a long lasting finish 44
610 Marchesi di Gresy, Nebbiolo, Langhe, Italy 2009 A bright yet extracted Nebbiolo in a ripe vintage, with bold raspberries and cherries with a touch of mineral and long, almost sweet-tart finish 55
611 Marchesi di Gresy, “Martinenga,” Nebbiolo, Barbaresco, Italy 2007 One of the greats from Barbaresco, traditional in style, strawberries and violets on the nose with a touch of earth, flavors of strawberries and cherries on the palate with a rich and tannic mouth-feel, very dry with an endless finish, a true classic year in and year out! 108
612 Sottimano, Nebbiolo, Langhe, Italy 2010 Aromas of dried cherries, earth, cinnamon, pepper and pie crust, medium to full-bodied with gripping tannins, velvety texture, red fruits on the palate and a long lasting, dry finish 59
613 La Spinetta “Ca Di Pian,” Barbera D’Asti, Italy 2008 Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and hints of oak, very full in the mouth with well structured tannins and naturally bright acidity, finishing velvety and long 55
614 G.D. Vajra, Barbera d’Alba, Italy 2009 Aromas of blueberries, raspberries and plums, with hints of earth and spice, medium to full-bodied and very complex, a well-structured palate and a lingering finish. One of the best Barberas I have tasted in a long time! 53
615 Luigi Scavino “Azelia,” Nebbiolo, Barolo, Italy 2005 An elegant and approachable Barolo, aromas of violets, perfume and red berries, full-bodied yet elegant with a velvety texture, a touch of earth and spice, with a long sexy finish 75
616 Barbaresco, Sorí Burdin, Fontanabianca, Italy 2005 A wonderful expression of what Barbaresco should taste like… classic in style with aromas of strawberries, cherries, violets, chalk, minerals and hints of earth and tar that all lead in to a palate that possesses gripping tannins, bright acidity and complex evolving flavors that last on and on in this elegant beauty 142
617 Giovanni Rosso, Nebbiolo, “Serralunga D’Alba,” Barolo, Italy 2007 Traditional in style, made with biodynamic grown grapes and vinified in concrete tanks and aged in old Slovenian casks, classic Barolo characteristic of violets, tar strawberry, cherry and raspberry, full-bodied, rich and complex with a truly endless finish. Everything one expects from a truly great Barolo! 90 B.F.
618 Tenuta Gorghi Tondi, Nero D’Avola, Sicilia, Italy 2008 A huge extracted and powerful wine with deep blackberry, plum and raspberry coffee cake flavors, a slight charred character, with a touch of earth and spice and a long, rich finish 59