Dessert Wines

Champagne/Sparkling Wines

Not just for celebrating, these wines are wonderful with food. As Lily Bollinger so eloquently stated, “I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and I drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it, unless I’m thirsty.”

119     1997   Nicolas Feuillatte, “Palmes d’Or” Epernay, France 244

127     NV      Ruinart, “Blanc de Blancs” Reims, France 163

133     NV      Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, “Yellow Label” Brut, Reims, France 128

104     NV      Moët & Chandon, Rosé Imperial, Champagne, France 115

130     NV      Tattinger, Brut La Francaise, Reims, France 90

143     NV      Risque, Toad Hollow, France 39

145     NV      Prosecco, Ruffino, Firenze, Italy 38

152     2009   Schramsberg Vineyards, “Blanc de Blancs”, California 76

153     2009   Schramsberg Vineyards, “Blanc de Noirs”, California 78

155     NV      Schramsberg Vineyards, Mirabelle” Brut, California 60

157     2001   Schramsberg Vineyards, “J. Schram” California 141

Featured Champagne

Bin 133, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, “Yellow Label” Brut, Reims France 128

Veuve Clicquot was established in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot. When Philippe’s son, Francois, died in 1805, his wife Barbe Nicole Ponsardin was left a widow at the age of 27. Against all tradition, the audacious Madame Clicquot took over the family business and built one of the greatest champagne houses in the world, making her one of the top business women of modern times. Veuve Clicquot’s signature brut non-vintage is loved the world over for its crisp, full flavors, consistent quality and celebratory yellow label. The predominance of Pinot Noir provides the structure that is so typically Clicquot, while a touch of Pinot Meunier rounds out the blend. Chardonnay adds the elegance and finesse essential in a perfectly balanced wine.


Sweet/Dessert-style Wines

Like spun silk in your mouth, with notes of honey, apricots and peaches. These rich, luscious wines will pair well with desert and cheese, but they will also be stunning all by themselves.

090     2011   Moscato D’ Asti, Novole, Italy 375mL 35

089     2011   North by North West, Wallula Benches Riesling, Columbia Valley 375mL 10/37

15498 2013   Moscato, Valentino “Poquitos”, Valencia, Spain 35


Rose Wines

A rose is a type of wine that incorporates some of the color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify as a red wine. It may be the oldest known type of wine, as it is the most straight forward to make with the skin contact method.

120     2014   Vin Gris de Cigare, Bonny Doon Vineyards, Central Coast, California 33