WINE /COCKTAILS

December 9, 2015

WHITE WINES

Balletto Pinot Gris Russian River Valley, California 2013 39/10

The wine begins with a magnificent mix of both bright and aromatics: lime, honeysuckle, ripe apple and fresh fig.The texture follows with lovely viscosity and structure that’s balanced with a streak of acidity and minerality

 Gran Reserva Chardonnay, Chile 2012 38/10

Bright yellow in color with an elegant and complex bouquet of tropical fruits and toasted hazelnuts, intermingling with clean, mineral notes. Soft, silky texture on the palate backed by a pleasing acidity, with a long, flavorful finish

 Dry Creek Chenin Blanc, California 33/9

At first swirl, aromatics of white peach, cantaloupe, melon and lavender spring forward from the glass. On the palate, the wine is refreshing with great acidity and mouthfeel feeling light on its feet and dancing across the palate with juicy tropical fruit notes and minerally undertones

 JFJ California Champagne, California 30/8

This is a pale-colored sparkling wine that is filled with fruity aromas. Taste this sparkling wine with mingled flavors of apples, limes, pears, and a bit of nutty character. A clean and balanced finish will have you asking for another glass.

 Jasper Winery Seyval Blanc , Iowa 2011 28/8

A widely planted Midwestern grape variety, Seyval Blanc gains weight and complexity with oak barrel aging. This dry white offers refined aromas of lemon, melon, and honey, with a rich and creamy texture

 Jardin en Fleurs Sauvignon Blanc, France 2012 39

This Sauvignon Blanc has all of the raciness one expects from a Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc, the spiritual home of this grape. Bright freshness and minerality paired with aromas of lemon, and juicy white fruits

 Balletto Gewurztraminer, California 2013 49

The wine is rich and perfumed, opening with the classic Gewurztraminer aromas of lychee nut and ripe pear. Under the fresh fruit is an intoxicating flash of spice and lightly nutty aromas that add complexity and interest.

 Pedroncelli Dry Rose Of Zinfandel, California 29

Fresh aromas of rose petals and sweet strawberry jam meet in the bouquet.Cherry, vanilla and red berry flavors are highlighted in our Rosé. The wine is balanced with crispness and a refreshing fruity finish

Elicio Rose, France 32

This delightful Rose hails from the Cote de Ventoux in the southern Rhone Valley. It is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Cinsault. Bright pink in color with a nose packed with fresh red fruit notes including raspberry and strawberry. Very fruit forward; this exceptional value can be enjoyed everyday.

Santa Cristina Umbria 2012 30

The aromas are intense and complex, a balanced panoply of fruity and floral notes which recall orange flowers, tropical fruit, and grapefruit. The flavors, supple and savory, bring back the aromas of the nose to add to the drinking pleasure.

Covered Bridges Seyval Blanc, Iowa 2012 29

Seyval Blanc is a dry, crisp, refreshing while wine layered with lush tropical and citrus flavors.  Try it with margherita pizza, chicken, or anything light. Sweetness 1 of 12

 Chateau Ste Michelle Mimi Chardonnay, WA 2013 40

Our new Mimi Chardonnay is made in a lightly oaked, elegant style that is great with food. The wine offers apple and pear fruit character with bright natural acidity.

 La Cana,Albarino, Spain 2012 45

Pineapple, lemon, seashell and salt scents carry through on the pure, silky palate. Finishes very long with brilliant acidity, rich citrus fruit flavors, fine minerals and just the slightest touch of almond.

 Hirsbach and Sohne Riesling Spatelese, Germany 2011 35

A slightly sweet Riesling from the Mosel region of Germany

 Anna de Codorniu Brut Cava, Spain 40
Pale straw yellow, clean and brilliant. Fine bubbles with continuous beads and a persistent mousse. It displays delicate aromas of tropical fruit such as pineapple as well as citrus, grapefruit and lime. Well balanced and refreshing

 Adriano Adami Garbel Prosecco, Italy 55

Nimble and light, with bubbles lifting the ripe peach and melon notes

 

RED WINES

Silver Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, California 2013 38/10

Bright cherry and cassis, followed by savory bay leaf and espresso notes swirl from the glass. Fruit-forward, with tart black cherry and cranberry notes accented by coffee bean, clove and vanilla

 Picket Fence Malbec, California 2013 38/10

The 2013 Picket Fence Malbec is full of sweet juicy fruit flavors, meaty tannins and rich aromas. The vines are old and struggle to find their foothold in the river stones, and the warmth of the Alexander Valley appellation brings forth such fabulous rich blackberry, plum and blueberry flavors. This wine is bold enough to stand up to rich dishes

Steelhead Pinot Noir, California 2012 40/10

A fresh, bright mélange of red fruits on the nose, highlighting dark cherry and dried strawberry. The palate enters with cranberry and bright cherry with a hint of spice and a light, subtle kiss of oak. This medium bodied pinot has classic old world elegance and balance making it extremely versatile.      

 Grand Reserve Merlot, Chile 35/8

On the nose, the wine shows delicious hints of plums and herbs. This Merlot reveals hints of chocolate and spice, while integrating perfectly with the toasted American oak. The wine is smooth with great structure.

 Muga Rioja Reserve, Spain 58

High-pitched aromas of red currant and strawberry with notes of blood orange and white pepper.

                                                                                                                    

JW Marquette, Iowa 2011 29

Lively dark fruits, decent acidity and long finish. Come off like a malbec or a syrah yet it is 100% Marquette

 Soldier Creek Marquette, Iowa 2013 35

This bold Marquette is abundant with dried fruit, nutmeg, and earthy aroma. Only 71 cases release

Ludovicus Grenache, Spain 39

Pale yellow. Aromas of lemon zest, chalk and white pepper, with a subtle floral nuance emerging with air. Dry and tightly wound, offering brisk, refreshingly bitter citrus fruit and honeysuckle flavors. Closes on a tangy note,with excellent clarity & lift

James Mitchell Cabernet Sauvignon, California 2010 40

The wine leads with cherry, strawberry, and cedar on the nose, then cherry, currants, and toasty, creamy oak on the palate with an easy-drinking texture.

 Clos La Coutale Cahors (Malbec), France 2012 45

Aromas of red fruits, bing cherries, dark berries, plum, anise, crushed stones, and iron carry over onto the palate. Along with firm tannins, medium plus body, and moderate acidity, you’ll find dark fruits and notes of cassis

 Ray’s Station Cabernet Sauvignon, California 2012 45

Brightly aromatic, this wine fills your nose with scents of briar and sweet wild berries, reminiscent of Mendocino’s pedigree. The palate has flavors of boysenberry, blackberry and wild cherry. French oak barrel aging adds hints of espresso and vanilla, framing the fruit while full, rich, silky tannins carry into the finish.

Marques Casa Concha, Chile 2010 50

Dark and deep red. It has a classic Peumo Carmenere profile of intense dark plums, black currents and dark chocolate. It has modern in tannins, which are soft and finely ground. This wine show tannic structure, with a crisp bite of acidity

 Beaurouge, California 2009 59

The premiere vintage of beaulieu vineyard beaurouge showcases winemaking artistry in the blending varietals and appellations to make a layered, fruit-forward wine

 Girard Cabernet Sauvignon, California 2012 60

Aromatics showcase dark fruit notes intertwined with mocha and vanilla bean. Baking spice notes also blend with hints of aged cigar box. On the palate we see blackberry and cassis, mocha powder and a touch of rich leather. The finish of the Cabernet showcases rich dark fruit and expressive tannins

 Balletto Syrah Russian River Valley, California 2010 61

This deep purple and aromatic wine shows off heaps of fruit with equal measure cool-climate spicy and savory notes. It’s nicely textured and incredibly juicy with bright acidity dark-chocolate and cherry profile that begs for the next sip. The finish is long and lasting with a lingering coffee touch and light tannins that add grip & structure.

 Balletto Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, California 2010 62

A lovely wine. A skinny-dip dive through just-right water. Forest-floor earthliness, dark, savory spice and a slight touch of bright red fruit combine with a silky palate that lingers over poised, age-worthy structure.

Brady Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Peso Robles, California 2010 69

The 2010 Brady Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is big and bold, featuring deep crimson color and aromas reminiscent of blackberry, black currant and cassis with subtle notes of roasted vanilla and spice. On tasting, it shows opulent silky texture and juicy berry and bramble flavors that echo the aromas .The wine is luscious, full-bodied with balancing gentle acidity and just a hint of velvety oak that lengthens the finish

 

 COCKTAILS

Rum Cider 10

Cedar Ridge dark rum, apple cider with a splash of CABCO ginger beer

 

HoQ Mule 10

Cedar Ridge Clearheart vodka, CABCO ginger beer and lime

 

Maple Old Fashioned 11

Cedar Ridge whiskey, maple syrup and pear slice

 

Smashing Pumpkin Cocktail 11

Cedar Ridge dark rum, organic pumpkin puree, squeezed lemon juice

 

Spiced Pear Cocktail 11

Clearheart gin, muddled Jack’s pears, rosemary infused simple syrup

 

HoQ Toddy 11

Prairie Fire cinnamon whiskey, hot apple cider

 

Spiced Hot Chocolate 11

Prairie Fire cinnamon whiskey, house made hot Cocoa, Chef Joseph’s marshmallows

 

MARTINIS

 

Pumpkintini 12

Pumpkin puree, vanilla vodka, Kahlua, honey with a pinch of cinnamon

 

Caramel Apple Martini 11
Caramel vodka, apple cider, caramel rim, local apple slice

 

French 12
Vanilla Stoli, pineapple juice and Chambord

 

Manhattan 12
Cedar Ridge whiskey and a splash of sweet vermouth

BEER

BOTTLED

Backpocket Wooden Nickel 5.5

Millstream Schild Brau Amber 5.5

Millstream Back Road Stout 5.5

West O Smoked Ale 5.5

Mad House Hopburst 5.5

Peace Tree Rye Porter 5.5

Peace Tree Red Rambler 5.5

Peace Tree No Coast IPA 5.5

Stevens Point Pumpkin Ale 5.5

Crispin Hard Cider   6.5

*Gluten Free*

“ACE” Perry Hard Cider 6.5

Gluten Free*

Samuel Smith Organic Apricot Ale 18.7oz 12

Kaliber   4

*Non Alcoholic*

Bitburger 4

*Non Alcoholic*

Local Root Beer 4

DRAFT

Confluence Seasonal 6.5

Fire Trucker Seasonal 6.5

Mad House Honey Pilsner 5.5

 

FLAOTS

Bourbon Ginger 10

Cedar Ridge bourbon ice cream and CABCO ginger beer

 Chocolate Stout 10

Dark Chocolate imperial ice cream and back road stout beer

Lemon Pilsner 10

Organic Lemon Ice cream and local pilsner beer

Root Beer 9

Singing Dog Vanilla ice cream and local root beer