WINE /COCKTAILS

August 9, 2017

WHITE WINES

Balletto Pinot Gris Russian River Valley, California 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

 Steelhead Chardonnay, CA 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

 Materra Sauvignon Blanc, California 40/11

Commencing with an array of stone and tropical fruits, apricots, guava and passion fruit, the exhilarating aromas continue with honey suckle and pineapple. As the wine hits your tongue an explosion of bright fruit dances across the palate. Apricots leading the charge give way to ripe nectarines, white peach, vanilla bean, passion fruit and pineapple. A medium bodied white, this Sauvignon Blanc is one to drink time and again.

 Hacienda Methode Champagne Brut, California 30/8

Hacienda Brut Methode Champenoise is a straw-colored sparkling wine that has flavors of shortbread, fresh fruit, and buttery vanilla. These characters linger as the crisp finish refreshes the palate.”

Jardin en Fleurs Sauvignon Blanc, France 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

 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

 Robert Hall Rose de Robles, California 40

This wine is bursting with aromas of fresh strawberry and hints of raspberry and tangerine. Bright red berry fruit and citrus zest flavors echo the aromas. Refreshing and dry, the Rose de Robles is medium-bodied with a balanced acidity that lingers on the tongue. Enjoy with a variety of foods, including cheese, salads, seafood and grilled meats.

Covered Bridges Seyval Blanc, Iowa 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 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 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 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

Gravel Bar Cabernet Sauvignon, WA 39/11

Indigo color. Bright, fruity aromas of berry berry a la mode, melted toffee, and chocolate mint mousse with a satiny, fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length creme brulee and buttered nuts finish with silky tannins and light oak. A smooth, delicious and satisfying cabernet

 Vista Flores Catena Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 38/10

The Catena Malbec Appellation Vista Flores shows a dark violet color with black reflections. The nose offers ripe, concentrated dark and red fruit aromas with delicate floral notes of lavender and violet, and mocha. The mouthfeel is rich and full with notes of sweet spice and a touch of leather. The finish presents soft, well-integrated tannins with bright, crisp acidity that gives the wine exceptional length.

Steelhead Pinot Noir, California 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 30

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 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 35

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

 Cedar Ridge Double Oak Reserve, Iowa 35

“It’s bold, and has a lot of grip,full of peppery, jammy, dark fruit flavor with a kiss of vanilla.” Dress this bottle up with a romantic filet mignon, or enjoy it with a hearty dish of meatloaf and mashed potatoes.

 Rattlesnake Red, Iowa 2013 30

The body of a cabernet with the soul of Iowa, this hearty red wine strikes a perfect balance between sweetness and bite. Rich black currant and earthy flavors make this a perfect pairing with chili, burgers, brats, steaks and chops

 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 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 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

 Cherry Tart Pinot Noir, California 46

The 2015 Cherry Pie Pinot Noir jumps from the glass with aromas of raspberry, nutmeg, sandalwood and light smokiness, lifted by a floral note. Silky and delicate up front, with ripe acidity framing the rich, sweet flavors of red berries, and finishing with red cherry and eart

Marques Casa Concha, Chile 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 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 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

 Brady Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Peso Robles, California 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

Ginger Therapy 10

Cedar Ridge Dark rum, squeezed lime, pear ginger syrup, fresh ginger, Court Ave ginger beer

HoQ Mule 10

Iowa Distilling Co swell vodka, CABCO ginger beer, lime and sprig of mint

Black Walnut Old Fashioned 11

Cedar Ridge whiskey, brown sugar, black walnut bitters, orange peel

Cedar Sour 11

Cedar Ridge whiskey, fresh lemon juice, egg white, bitters, simple syrup

Court Ave Mad House 11

Cedar Ridge whiskey, splash of Court Ave ginger beer, Madhouse honey pilsner, sprig of mint

Negroni 10

Clearheart gin, campari, sweet vermouth, orange peel

 

martinis

The Whitney 11

Clearheart gin, vermouth, squeezed lime juice, grapefruit bitters, basil

Lemon Lavendar 11
Swell vodka, squeezed lemon, lavender simple syrup,

splash of champagne, sprig of lavender

Praire-tini 11
Swell vodka, dry vermouth, Prairie Breeze stuffed olives

Picante 11
Clear tequilla, honey, elderflower liquor, jalapeno slices, fresh lime juice

Manhattan 12
Cedar Ridge whiskey, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters, and cherry

 

beer

bottled

Backpocket Wooden Nickel 5.5

Kolona Classic Light Lager 5.5

Kolona Sucha Much- IPA 5.5

Millstream Back Road Stout 5.5

West O Smoked Ale 5.5

Mad House Hopburst 5.5

Peace Tree Red Rambler 5.5

Peace Tree No Coast IPA 5.5

Peace Tree Rye Porter 5.5

Draft

Confluence Seasonal 6.5

Peace Tree 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