Salvo's Special Cellar Menu
From Salvo's Special Cellar
2012 Petrolo Vigna Bòggina Sangiovese ~ Tuscany
$130Extremely aromatic and perfumed with dark berries, cherries and flowers, as well as hints of rosemary and lavender. Full body, very fine and tight tannins as well as bright and creamy acid. Lovely tension between the fruit and tannins.
2012 Padelletti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva ~ Tuscany
$220It's a wondrously traditional Brunello from one of the region's pioneers, also demonstrating one of the vintage's most elegant offerings. Boasts aromas of new leather, pipe tobacco, fragrant purple flower and balsamic notes of eucalyptus. It's elegant and savory, doling out juicy wild cherry, raspberry preserve, cinnamon and star anise set against firm polished tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced and ensures good aging potential. A lovely wine!
2016 Le Serre Nuove ~ Tuscany
$140"Baby Ornellaia", perfectly represents its exceptional vintage, with an intense color and youthful appearance, its intense and ripe fruity aroma with subtle spicy and toasted highlights are detected on the nose. Well-rounded and satin-smooth on the palate, great texture and harmoniously balanced, with a succulent fruitiness which ends with a zesty finish with no sharp edges, freshened by balsamic notes. Blend: 64% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot.
2015 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia ~ Bolgheri
$300Intense, concentrated and deep ruby-colored, this wine offers elegant, complex aromas of red fruit. In the mouth it is rich and dense, yet harmonious, with sweet, balanced tannins. The wine has a long finish with a depth and structure that ensure its extraordinary longevity.
2004 Damilano Barolo Riserva Lecinquevigne ~ Piemonte
$200Some lifted notes join tar and floral aromas on the nose while the concentrated palate shows intense earth and rose flavors in a frame of polished tannins. Mineral and tar flavors come through on the lingering finish.
2014 Il fauno di Arcanum ~ Tuscany
$85The nose explodes with bright raspberries and wild berries, with some floral tones of lavender. The palate is more Burgundian with soft elegant tannins and textures. The slightly higher than usual acids firmly frame a potpourri of blueberry and sour cherry. The fruit slowly subsides giving way to exotic spice, reminiscent of cardamom and finishing with sweet black licorice.
2014 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Napa Velley
$180Dark crimson in color, the nose is perfumed with luxuriant aromas of red currant, boysenberry, cedar box, and Herbes de Provence. The intensely layered palate excites with flavors of cassis, graphite, blueberries, and sage, woven seamlessly together with savory, velvety tannins. The finish is long and pure, a perfect harmony of richness and elegance.
2015 Ricasoli Casalfero ~ Tuscany
$150Made with 100% Merlot, has intense ruby red color. Blackberries, blackcurrants, dark plums, Chinese spices and hints of vanilla. Full body, incredibly structured tannins, plenty of juicy blue fruit and a long finish. It's all so balanced and refined yet muscular. Incredible wine!
2016 Bouchaine Pinot Noir – Napa
$85A tangy fresh cherry nose opens to cocoa, cola, and notes of nutmeg. The juicy lip-smacking entry shows lovely cherry and wild strawberry flavors with gorgeous rose petal and baking spices in the background. Smooth tannin and vibrant acidity make this a perfect wine for food pairings.
2016 MacPhail Pinot Noir Mardikian Estate ~ Sonoma County
$160An estate-grown vineyard-designate, this impressive offering is smooth in cherry, berry and clove, with wisps of black pepper dancing around its edges. The finish is long and spicy. It's complex yet fun and will do well at the table though it's also easy enough to enjoy on its own.
2009 Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino ~ Tuscany
$120Ripe berry aromas are punctuated with touches of underbrush, wet soil and thyme. The palate offers up mature black plum, black cherry and espresso alongside bracing but fleeting tannins. A hint of powdered sage characterizes the close.
2013 Tenuta Sant' Antonio Campo Dei Gigli Amarone della Valpolicella
$150This wine is ranked in the top 10 for number of awards won among wines from this region. The nose shows tart cherry, dark licorice and a hints of forest floor. On the palate, it is smooth with cherry and herbal notes intermingling against a balanced frame. The finish is dry with tart cherry and cranberry.
2014 Ornellaia Superiore ~ Bolgheri
$3002014 Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia reverts to a style and personality that we have not seen in a long while. The late ripening of the grapes allowed the fruit to fully express its liveliness and freshness. The wine opens to a beautifully saturated and dark appearance. The wine shows sweet fruit nuances with blackberry and dark currant. Spice, leather and tobacco fill in the rear.
2008 Ca' Nova Ghemme ~ Piemonte
$85Dark ruby red in color, this wine offers intense aromas of maraschino and tobacco, black cherry, cranberry, white pepper, as well as softer notes of violet and traces of minerality. Juicy and smooth on the palate, with refreshing acidity and a lasting finish.
2012 La Spinetta Barolo Campe ~ Piemonte
$285This wine is simply delicious! Very dark, thick and concentrated. Notes of leather, honeycomb, and earth with some dark plum fruit. A very well balanced glass of decadence.
2006 Tenuta di Arceno Arcanum ~ Tuscany
$150Arcanum is the pinnacle of the estate's offerings. Presenting a dark ruby, opaque center, this Cabernet Franc blend boasts elegant aromas of dark plums, black cherries and hints of anise while lavender and spice add to the senses followed by a dusty mineral core. The palate of this wine reveals flavors of black fruits and fig followed by a moderate plus acidity creating a balance that exudes a full-bodied texture.
2013 Agricola Punica 'Barrua' Isola dei Nuraghi IGT ~ Sardinia, Italy
$90Award winning wine. Deep ruby in color, the wine offers intense aromas and flavors of black fruit, dry herbs and spice. It is full-bodied with a velvety texture and balanced tannins, ending in a lengthy, elegant finish. Matured 18 months in French barrels and 6 months in bottle.
2016 Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir ~ Russian River
$80The wine shows black cherry fruit and nuances of strawberry, raspberry and nutmeg in the Nose. In the Mouth, the first impression is fresh fruit, then the soft, broad tannins carry notes of cranberry and coriander through a lingering finish.
2015 Foxen Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyards Block 8 ~ Santa Barbara
$122An incredible, profound Pinot Noir was completely destemmed and aged 17 months in 50% new French oak. Its deep ruby color is followed by sensational notes of sweet cherries, black raspberries, crushed flowers and a touch of licorice. Medium to full bodied, layered and multi-dimensional, with seamless texture, this is California Pinot Noir at its finest.
NV Taittinger Brut Prestige Rose ~ France
$129Award winning pink Champagne is intense cherry-pink in color with extremely fine, persistent pinpoint bubbles rising in delicate strands to the surface of the wine. Its classic, aromatic Pinot fragrance of red raspberries and strawberries is offset by elegant, subtle floral and earth nuances. On the palate, the ripe, full berry flavors are vibrant yet refined, delicately balanced by a fresh acidity which carries into a crisp, refreshing finish of persistent length.