Cuvee Wine & Bistro is a New American eatery located in Ocala, Florida. The restaurant features stylish surroundings and a variety of wines dispensed from interactive dispensers.
Cuvee Wine & Bistro serves dinner five nights a week and offers a main food menu and a wine menu. The restaurant's main menu features soups, salads, appetizers, small plates, a la carte selections and composed entrées. Appetizer and small plate options on the menu include crab cakes, pork belly lettuce wraps, scallops and gnocchi. Main entrées featured at Cuvee Wine & Bistro include Florida grouper, cavatelli pasta and meatballs, beef tenderloin and Australian lamb chops.
$4 charge for split plates
Truffle, Green Tomato
Almond, Goat Cheese, Cherries Radishes Endive
Hearts of Palm, Tomatoes Onion, Dried Figs, Croutons Champagne Vinaigrette
Candied Onion Bacon, Focaccia Crouton, Pecan Garlic Dressing
Avocado, Basil, Balsamic Tango
Cherries, Bleu Cheese, Almonds Onion Vinaigrette
Remoulade, Asparagus Salad
French Bread, Vanilla, Mustard
Pork Belly, Smoked Cheddar Elbow Macaroni
Onion Apple Butter, Crostini
Pickled Onions, Cucumbers Harissa Pecan Glaze
Peppers, Lime Cilantro
Ask Your Server for Details
Lemon, Pita, Garlic
Sautéed Spinach, Rosemary
Shallots, Garlic, Parmesan
Broccolini, Parmesan, Truffle
Nori, Lima Beans, Egg, Sweet Sambal Soy Sauce
Avocado, Tomato, Cilantro
Celery Root, Carrot, Pickled Scallions
Goat Cheese, Peppers, Herbs
Roasted Garlic, Kasseri Mushrooms Sherry
24-Hour Brined, Apple Chutney
Chili Rubbed, Chimichurri
Succotash, Jalapeno and Carrot Slaw, Onion Jam
Marinara, Ricotta Cheese
6oz Filet, Cremini Mushrooms Bleu Cheese Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach, Bone Marrow Crust
Edamame Baba Ghanoush Curried Polenta, Broccolini Sriracha Mint Sauce
Goat Cheese, Capers, Dried Tomatoes, Potatoes, Asparagus
Grouper, Shrimp, Calamari, Clams Herbs, Burre Blanc
Almond Cream, Vanilla Honey, Green Beans with Pork, Crispy Shallots, Pickled Cherries
America's number one selling white wine varietal, Chardonnay continues to climb the production ladders to emerge as the most beloved of dry white wines in the U.S.
A classic California-style Chardonnay with lots of tropical fruit, fresh pear, bright citrus, slight butterscotch and toasted spice flavors. All of these are enveloped in a creamy, mouth-filling texture.
The palate opens round and fleshy with flavors of juicy peach and mouthwatering, big, citrus notes of pink grapefruit and honey tangerine. The mid-palate is layered with green apple and an understated, nutty, oak tone which segues into a long and spicy finish.
A gem from one of the great Chardonnay producers of Napa Valley. Tropical, fruity, and richly complex with flavors of peach and pear with a hint of pineapple on the palate.
Golden yellow color with a pale hue. Seductive aromas of peach, melon, and citrus are balanced with honeysuckle and vanilla. The creamy palate has a lingering finish of melon and citrus fruit with a satisfying buttery complexity.
A powerful Chard, with tangy green apple, stone fruit and honeysuckle aromas and flavors with a rich mid-palate and refreshing focus.
This powerful wine opens with ripe melon and fig notes layered with allspice, cinnamon and caramel aromas. Flavors of baked pear, poached apple, caramel and fresh pie crust persist on a lingering creamy finish.
A complex, dry, and full bodied classic Chardonnay. Crisp and unoaked, with aromas of fresh peaches and grapefruit and subtly enhanced with French oak. Well balanced with a smooth, long finish.
A versatile white grape varietal that creates white wines ranging in flavor from grassy and earthy to fruity. Additional flavors and aromas include apples, melons, peppers, and smoke. Sauvignon Blanc tends to be more grassy when picked early and more fruity when picked late. Its flavors also depend heavily on the geography of the vineyard.
Light, emerald gold in color. Crisp, clean and refreshing with pineapple, grapefruit and candied lime flavors. Nuances of green tea and honeysuckle as well. The finish is beautifully crisp and delicious.
Bright citrus and lime zest aromas dance alongside herbs and an intriguing steely note on the nose. The first sip unveils nectarine and stone fruit with tangy pomelo and grapefruit flavors balancing ample body and complexity. A mouthwatering, lingering finish persists with citrus and mineral notes.
Pure aromas and flavors of ripe honeydew, white peach, citrus, apricot and tropical fruit abound. Hints of caramel, vanilla and nutmeg add layers of complexity. This beautifully balanced wine combines creaminess with a fresh acidity that dances on the palate.
Beautifully fragrant nose of ripe pomelo, Golden delicious apple, honeydew melon, lime and mineral. On the fleshy, full-bodied palate, ripe melon, grapefruit, kiwi and lemon-lime flavors lead to a long, flavorful finish.
Pinot Gris is a white wine grape varietal of the species Vitis vinifera. Thought to be a mutant clone of the Pinot noir grape, it typically has a grayish-blue fruit, accounting for its name (gris meaning "grey" in French). Less common colors include black, brownish pink, deep golden yellow, copper and even white. The word pinot, which means "pine cone" in French, was likely given because the grapes grow in small pine cone-shaped clusters.
Soft straw yellow in color, with aromas of lemon, grapefruit and hints of apple, lime and honeysuckle. On the palate the citrus takes the lead, with soft nuances of stone fruit and minerality. Very well balanced, nicely textured with a long, lively and crisp finish.
Opens with inviting aromas of key lime, wet stone minerality, orange blossom and hints of white peach. These pure flavors carry over on the palate and mingle with subtle cardamom and jasmine notes. Fresh with bright acidity and a richness that begs the next sip.
Plenty of green apple and Bosch pear fruit, along with some light cinnamon spice. There is also a suggestion of flower in both the nose and the mouth, but overall it's a bigger wine than that, with the fruit front and center.
Light and fragrant with starfruit, grapefruit, peach, apricot. Bosc pear and bread dough aromas funnel into pure fruit flavors. It's clean, crisp and dry through the finish with a dusting of minerality at the end.
Enticing, crisp aromas of tangerine and orange blossom give way to a velvety mouthfeel with a hint of honey. Opulent in texture and layered. Crisp acidity and well balanced with a lingering finish. A delicious wine to pair with a wide variety of foods.
Riesling, a white grape varietal originating in the Rhine region of Germany, is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed, aromas and high acidity. It is used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling white wines. Riesling wines are usually varietally pure and are seldom oaked.
Opens with aromas of lemon curd, pear, honeysuckle, chalk and lemongrass. The palate is soft on entry with a vibrant mid-palate that turns to lime, nectarine and mineral notes on the long, lingering finish.
Exudes mandarin orange and sweet lime aromas and flavors with subtle mineral notes. The mouth-watering acidity is beautifully balanced by flavorful Washington Riesling fruit.
dazzles with full, ripe fruit flavors balanced by a vibrant acidity. Off-dry in style, this Riesling has an intoxicating perfume of pears and apricots, along with luscious flavors of white peaches, green apples, and a hint of pineapple.
Aromas of lemon-lime, melon, peach, guava and vanilla. It is off-dry with a refreshingly crisp acidity, an underpinning of minerality, and tangerine/apricot on the finish.
A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Canelli, Chardonnay and Viognier. Gorgeous aromas of apricot, honeysuckle, vanilla and lime zest enhance a deeply-flavored palate of tropical fruit, peach, pear and honeydew melon flavors. The "puzzle" of Conundrum lies partly in guessing the range of grape varieties used, because its exact composition is never revealed.
This "everything but the kitchen sink" blend of white grapes is bold and yet balanced, with a tropical component to the panoply of stone fruit and mineral notes. A fantastic sipping wine.
Grenache Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer. From Chaumette winery, a small boutique winery, committed to using the most advance viticultural methods to hand craft their wines. Hugenot is reminiscent of the French countryside, with aromas of citrus, honey, floral notes and a hint of spice. The finish is lingering and dreamy.
Aromas of canned peaches, flowers and tropical notes on the nose. Round and fruity on the palate, with good acidity and noticeable sweetness, this stays clean and focused on the finish.
60% Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussanne, 15% Viognier. Exhibits a bright refreshing entry bursting with aromas of green apple, quince, white currants and apricots and just a hint of vanilla. The elegant balance of acids and fruit are perfectly intertwined, and the wine finishes with a vibrant, elegant,mineral driven freshness.
Cabernet Sauvignon is often referred to as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is earned because of its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or because it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world.
Concentrated fruit flavors of raspberries, currants and succulent black cherries. A Well-structured Cabernet with medium tannins and a supple finish.
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot; 4% Merlot; 4% Malbec; 3% Cabernet Franc. Enriching notes of roasted vanilla and a bare whiff of green olive are followed on the palate by a full-bodied, supple wine with attractive flavors.
91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc. On the nose you'll find layers of ripe plum, blackberry, dried black currant and rich cocoa. On the palate you'll find undertones of earth, leather and vanilla, along with a light rose top note.
78.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.5% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 4.7% Petite Verdot, 1% Malbec. A big cab! Bone dry, big and hard in tannins, and densely packed with blackberries, cherries, cola, licorice and smoky cedar notes.
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec. Deep garnet in color. Seductive aromas on the nose and a supple texture and delicious flavors of ripe red berries on the palate. A Cab with incredible finess.
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc. Aromas of dark, brooding fruit with subtle French oak in the background lead into a smooth entry of ripe cherry and fig. The mid-palate is subtle and stretches with loads of bright acidity and candied cassis.
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 2% Petite Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc. Super-rich with aromas of blackberry, plum and cassis and plenty of vanilla and cedary spice.
In 1900, Georges De Latour founded his winery with the vision of creating world-class Cabernet Sauvignon from the exceptional terroir of Rutherford. In the century since, Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has become the benchmark Napa Valley Cabernet as well as one of the most collected American wines. Its bold varietal expression and impeccable structure come from a long held philosophy of innovation in both vineyard and winery. George de Latour Private Reserve Winery marries state-of-the-art winemaking innovation with the most time-honored, gentle methods-for a bold expression of their finest terroir.
93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petite Verdot. At once, the senses are wooed by heady aromas of blackberry, ripe cassis, mocha and spice. The dark, concentrated fruit picks up intensity across the palate and is joined by notes of black licorice, and coffee. It's formidable body is balanced by firm tannins with hints of cocoa through the finish.
93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petite Verdot, 3% Malbec. Opens with blackberry, cassis and black plum aromas, with mocha, black licorice, graphite and spicy oak nuances. These complex notes echo through the expansive, dark-fruit flavors. The texture is dense and rich, framed by muscular, yet velvety, tannins.
All Hundred Acre wines are made by sorting the fruit berry by berry, fermenting them in small French oak fermenters, and long aging them in the finest barriques. The secret to Hundred Acre is no compromise and no detail overlooked, ever. The single estate vineyard ARK is located just outside St. Helena, California, at the base of Howell Mountain. It was originally planted in the 1880's, but was sadly lost to Prohibition. It took five years to rebuild. The ARK is comprised of nine different blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon, planted meter by meter in nine different volcanic soil strata, stretching through a sixty million year time sequence, three ancient beach fronts, a prehistoric weapons quarry, and stretches through a 180 degree arc of the sun over its half-mile length. Hot afternoon sun known to damage aromatics in the fruit (on the hottest days), is blocked by the shade of Glass Mountain (named for the rare obsidian rock found in the soil) which rises to the western side of the ARK. The fruits is pick only when the fruit is perfectly ripe, which doesn't always happen at once. It is common for them to make multiple passes through the vineyard, picking different clusters from the same vines as they reach perfect maturity. This attention to detail is critical to making a wine of the caliber of Hundred Acre.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark and gorgeously dense, the 2006 Ark Cabernet Sauvignon is extravagant with aromas of crème de cassis, tobacco, licorice and fresh clean earth. The rich aromatics are complimented by deep layers of concentrated blackberry and black currant flavors that mingle beautifully with mocha, espresso, and a touch of spice box. The wine expresses supple tannins and the considerable fruit characters follow beautifully through the long finish. This wine will drink superbly for two decades.
For almost two decades, Harlan Estate has been dedicated to creating a California "First Growth" wine estate. Set in the Western hills of Oakville, the estate stretches 240 acres with only about 15% of the estate planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. The Harlan label is characterized by limited production, a competitive waiting list, and widespread critical acclaim. It has quickly become one of the most sought after labels in California and around the world. Harlan's wines rank among the top California Cabernets and are defined by their graceful, elegant, and opulent style. Described by Jancis Robinson as "one of the ten best wines of the twentieth century", consistent acclaim from Wine Spectator and Robert Parker, including four scores of 100 "parker points", have further contributed to the wine's high prices and long waiting lists. Released at $245 per bottle, the price soon rose on the speculative market, and the cost may now range from $450 to $2,000. A 10-vintage vertical selection of magnum bottles sold at the 2000 Napa Valley Wine Auction for $700,000!
Dense purple in color, with a nose of graphite, smoky embers, crème de cassis, and hints of truffle and underbrush, the wine shows fabulous fruit intensity, full body, sweet, silky tannins, good, vibrant acidity, and a stunning, seamless, long finish. 97 Points Robert Parker.
In 1997, Harlan founded the Bond Estates, in collaboration with winemaker Robert Levy and vineyard manager Mary Maher, with the intent to identify and produce wine from the "grand crus" of Napa Valley. Erroneously described as second wines of Harlan Estate, the Bond winery is located on the western hills of Oakville. From small separate plots come terroir-specific Cabernet Sauvignon wines, named Melbury from East of St. Helena, St. Eden from Northeast of Oakville, Vecina from Southwest of Oakville, and Pluribus from west of St. Helena Each wine has limited production of approximately 700 cases.
Deep ruby. Brooding, super ripe, distinctly cabernet aromas of blackberry, cassis, violet and espresso. Sweet, densely packed and thick, with powerful flavors of crushed cassis and tobacco lifted by violet and licorice. Like a top Medoc wine on steroids. 95 Points Robert Parker.
Aromas of cedarwood, barbecue spice, licorice, spring flowers, black currants and sweet kirsch jump from the glass of this dense purple-colored cab. A full-bodied texture, wonderful opulence, sweet velvety tannins and an extraordinary integration of all its component parts make for a prodigious Cabernet Sauvignon. 97 points Robert Parker.
This cab. exhibits tell-tale Spring Mountain characteristics of acacia (or is it violets?) flowers interwoven with blueberry liqueur, black raspberries, cassis and crushed rocks. A wine of great intensity and full-bodied power yet with freshness and delineation that are remarkable. 98 Points Robert Parker.
his Bond offers up glorious aromas of cedarwood, crème de cassis, spice box, high class unsmoked cigar tobacco, roasted herbs and a hint of mocha. The complex aromas brilliantly conceal the long aging in new French oak. 99 Points Robert Parker.
Produced in the heart of Napa Valley by winemaker Christian Moueix and his team since 1983. Dominus has become known since its first release for its complexity and earthy character, which pay tribute to the Napanook terroir. Moueix began his career in Pomerol, where merlot is the dominant varietal grown. At Dominus Estate, the essential grape varietal is cabernet sauvignon, the best suited for the Napanook vineyard terroir. Cabernet franc, merlot and petit verdot are also used in the final blends, reinforcing the consistent style of the wines although varying during the blend each year to reflect the climate during the growing season.
94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. A seamless "haute couture" estate wine with an intensely aromatic nose and perfectly elegant palate. Notes of ripe red cherries, fresh almonds, pomegranate and blond tobacco precede sweet tannins and a wonderful, bright finish with great length. It is youthful, noble and discreet.
83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot. Very Bordeaux-like in its makeup and structure, this firm wine offers good acidity and tight tannins, delivering complex flavors of loamy earth, vivid dried currant and berry, with anise and mineral notes sprinkled in.
Merlot is a red wine grape that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines. The name Merlot is thought to derive from the Old French word for young blackbird, merlot, a diminutive of merle, the blackbird, probably from the color of the grape. Merlot-based wines usually have medium body with hints of berry, plum, and currant.
100% Merlot. Ruby in color with aromas of black cherry, dried flowers and cocoa. The dark berry flavors along with black cherry and plum nuances integrate well on the pallet with the sweet oak and tannins. The result is a full mouth feel which evolves into a lingering and full finish.
83% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Syrah. bold aromas of wild blueberries, red raspberries punctuated with hints of cassis and Ceylon black tea. Medium-bodied, with a velvet mid-palate.
89% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot. Enticing array of aromas and flavors that begin with notes of bright red cherry, plum, tobacco, vanilla and anise. On the palate, layers of fig, red currant, almond, cedar and sweet spice are revealed, along with a subtle doughiness that lends to an appealing mouthfeel.
Notes of sage and juniper give way to red and black cherry character accented by appealing earthy aromas. Rich, ripe red and black cherry flavors are supported by fine grained-tannins with complements of cocoa powder, spice and anise lingering on the finish.
Dark garnet in color, reflecting its rich fruit character. Subtle aromas of blackberries, black teas leaves, dried herbs and vanilla are followed on the palate by fresh plum and cherry flavors offset by notes of black pepper and cassis, carrying into a touch of French oak on the finish.
83% Merlot, 10% Petite Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc. Extraordinary aromas of cherry fruits with hints of licorice and blackberry. The palate is dense and powerful with loads of dark berries, black raspberries and a tad of chocolate.
Pinot Noir is one of the oldest grape varieties to be cultivated for the purpose of making wine. Ancient Romans knew this grape as Helvenacia Minor and vinified it as early as the first century AD. Great Pinot Noir creates a lasting impression on the palate and in the memory. Its aroma is often one of the most complex of all varietals and can be intense with a ripe-grape or black cherry aroma, frequently accented by a pronounced spiciness that suggests cinnamon, sassafras, or mint. The most appealing quality of Pinot Noir may be its soft, velvety texture. When right, it is like liquid silk, gently caressing the palate.
A brilliant Pinot with vibrant plum, cherry and molasses on the nose and juicy pomegranate and hints of minerals on the palate. Blue fruits and black cherry flavors linger into a satisfying and sun kissed finish.
Bursting with aromas of cinnamon, caramel and hints of ginger-spiced tea. On the palate, the plush weight coats the mouth with more brown spice and sweet oak flavors, layered into the deep blueberry and strawberry base.
Dark Bing cherries, hints of black and white pepper on meat roasting in a wood oven, memories of English plum pudding steaming at Christmas. Dark and intense fruit carries all through the palette, the finish then lingers uncovering a wisp of anise, blackberry honey, and golden pastry roasting in the oven...Cherry Pie.
This fresh, vibrant red offers ripe blackberry, wild raspberry, sage and black licorice notes. This is full-bodied, spicy and firming, with the flavors gaining depth on the finish.
Ripe, dark cherry and raspberry fruits complimented by savory notes of fresh thyme and hints of vanilla bean.
Aromas of Black Cherry, Raspberry, Leather, White pepper, with a hint of forest floor and Violets infused with a floral spice character. This wine has a nice long lasting finish on the palate with a lingering spiced fruit character.
Aromatics of black cherry, raspberry and plum, balanced by floral and perfume notes and a hint of minerality. Beautifully textured red fruit upon entry progress into a coating and layered mid-palate with complex berry flavors. Lush tannins are balanced by vibrant acidity to create a lengthy finish.
Zinfandel vines are quite vigorous and grow best in climates that are warm but not too hot, because grapes may shrivel in hot weather. The fruit ripen fairly early and produce juice with high sugar levels. If weather conditions permit, the grapes may be late-harvested to make dessert wine. Zinfandel is often praised for its ability to reflect both its terroir and its winemaker's style and skill.
Bright and juicy. Lightly sweet with flavors of black cherry and black raspberry. Crisp minerality and soft tannins provide a perfect balance to the sweetness. The finish is textured and silky and leaves you wanting for more.
The aromas open with red stone fruits and dried cherries, nudged to the forefront by subtle baking spices and warm vanilla nuances. An earthy, loamy quality broadens the flavors, lending substance and a touch of minerality to the fruit. The palate is juicy and complex, with a seductive mouthfeel and long, silky finish.
Fresh and vibrant with a depth of darker fruit developing on the back of the palate. Generous, approachable tannins guide this medium-bodied Zinfandel into a long, lengthy finish.
100% Zinfandel. High-pitched aromas of boysenberry, raspberry and spice cake, with floral and oak spice qualities in the background. Sweet and expansive in the mouth, offering warm dark fruit flavors and showing no rough edges. Open-knit, ripe and fleshy, with very good finishing cling, juiciness and a touch of vanilla.
81% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 8% Carignan and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon. A crowd pleaser amongst a wide variety of palates. Lively dark red color with red raspberry cocoa and spice on the nose. Complex and jammy on the palate. It finishes nicely with chewy tannins and fresh acidity and an invitation to come back for more.
Dense in structure, but shows finesse, with toasty black cherry and grilled anise aromas that lead to ripe, zesty flavors of blackberry, espresso and fresh pepper.
A dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines. Whether sold as Syrah or Shiraz, these wines enjoy great popularity. Syrah is used as a varietal and is also blended. Following several years of strong planting, Syrah was estimated in 2004 to be the world's 7th most grown grape at 142,600 hectares.
A delicious wine and great alternative for those seeking a rich, round, well-balanced yet softer style of wine. Deep ruby color with spicy, peppery fruit aromas. Good acidity with a rich, luscious mouth feel and soft, elegant tannins.
Deep Purple color with aromas of toast intermingled with a lovely smokiness. Flavors of black cherry, plum and currants, with hints of violets abound. A complex, medium-bodied Syrah with good structure.
Its small berries, and consequently high skin-to-juice ratio, allow Petite Sirah to produce wines with high tannin levels, surprisingly high acidity, and thus the ability to age. Characteristically, these wines have dense blackberry fruit character, mixed with black pepper notes.
98% Petite Sirah, 1% Syrah, 1% Cabernet sauvignon. The cool Yountville microclimate yields a wine deep in color with black pepper and herb notes on the nose, with ripe flavors of currants and plums, delivering luscious, jammy fruit flavors on the palate.
74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. Exhibits a lovely cassis and cherry bouquet as well as huge black fruit flavors that envelope the palate. Each varietal is vital to the outcome - the Cabernet exhibits black cherry and dark cocoa character, while the Merlot carries these flavors to the back of the palate for an everlasting finish.
Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Syrah. laced with crushed black fruits and bing cherry. A mouth coating entry leads nicely into a mid-palate with excellent structure and balanced acidity. Ripe cherry and strawberry dominate the finish which is clean and long.
56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc. Opens with delicate scents of dried flowers mingled with anise, black cherry, cassis and cedar aromas layered with dark fruit. The palate explodes with concentrated black fruit cherry and plum with hints of black licorice, spicy vanilla and dark chocolate powder accented by an appealing earthy, forest floor character.
53% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Syrah. spicy aromas of clove and cinnamon layered with dark fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry supported by juniper and sage. The dark fruit flavors carry through to the palate, combining with dark chocolate notes on the soft mid-palate.
A velvety mouthfeel with well integrated tannins. Dark, decadent flavors of black sour cherries, crushed wild berries, and black currants create a foundation upon which rest alluring notes of vanilla, spices, and violets.
An amazing nose with striking aromas of caramel and raw sugar sticks, integrated oak, hints of camphor, and maraschino cherry leads to a rich and full mouthfeel that is loaded with complex flavors such as dark chocolate, toffee, and sweet & sour cherry.
44% Zinfandel, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Syrah, 9% Petite Sirah, 2% Charbono, 1% Grenache. Dark red, almost garnet hue with bright red on the rim. Ripe cherry and cedar on the nose with hints of dried rose petal and sweet oak. Lovely entry that leads into a fat and savory mid palate. Ripe fig and black currant dominate the finish.
In 1982 Sir Peter Michael established the Peter Michael winery on a square mile of rocky volcanic ridges that form the western face of Mount St. Helena in Sonoma County. From the beginning, the wine growing philosophy was modeled on the French tradition infused with a few modern influences: One, the vineyard terroir would be the single most important feature. Two, the wines would be elegant rather than overstated. Three, there would be a hundred-year commitment to the development of a great estate. Given this commitment to the product, only a limited quantity will ever be made. Les Pavots is Peter Michael's flagship blend of red Bordeaux varietals from our Knights Valley Estate. While the blend varies from vintage to vintage, typically it is two thirds Cabernet Sauvignon with roughly equal parts Cabernet Franc and Merlot and a touch of Petit Verdot. Les Pavots captures an elegant refined expression of the terroir embracing the full spectrum of Cabernet family varietal expression with its trademark touch of herbes de provence. The name translates to "The Poppies" and is named after the California poppies that grow wild on their estates.
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. Almost black in color with a deep red edge. Very full-bodied, concentrated yet graceful, the wine confirms the same rich, ripe fruit impressions on the palate with spice and black truffle. The mouth feel is massive and round with silky tannins and hints of mocha leading to a very long finish.
67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. Presents a dazzling array of flavors, along with focus, style and authenticity. Dark, dense and spicy, with dark berry, mineral, cedar, sage, roasted caraway and tobacco flavors, this is full-blown yet graceful and detailed, with a tremendous finish that reverberates with the joys of ripe, stylish Cabernet. 98 Points Wine Spectator.
Many countries around the world make sparkling wine, each of them unique. The best-known sparkling wine is, of course, Champagne. Though so much sparkling wine is referred to as Champagne, true Champagne must come from the namesake area and is one of a kind in taste.
A straightforward, tasty Champagne made in an easygoing style showing apple, ginger and honey notes. Rich and soft, filling the finish with a clean, ginger aftertaste.
A straightforward, tasty Champagne made in an easygoing style showing apple, ginger and honey notes. Rich and soft, filling the finish with a clean, ginger aftertaste.
100% Pinot. Soft pale pink color, has subtle floral, strawberry and red berry aromas with a gentle, sweet lusciousness of rich fruit on the palate.
Lovely nose of clean fruit and yeasty bread. The palate follows the nose, with tasty notes of pear, citrus and buttered toast. Lingering finish.
A soft, creamy wine that captures the essence of the house style in its refined mousse, precise aromas and flavors and compelling overall balance. It shows gorgeous inner perfume in an approachable style.
A smoky, intense wine, with layer upon layer of coffee, roast nut, golden piecrust, ripe apple, honey and spice flavors. The richness is balanced by a focused freshness, perfectly poised like a high diver about to jump, standing above the crowd and showing the interplay of power and control in an elegant package.
Clear and bright with a salmon pink brilliance. Nose: The nose displays a predomination of red berries like raspberries and wild strawberries. This champagne is well balanced, light and vivacious, and deliciously fruity on the palate.
In the 17th century, Dom Pierre Pérignon, the cellar master of the Abbey of Hautvillers in Epernay, developed a wine whose extraordinary quality would make him the spiritual father of Champagne and one of the great visionaries of the winemaking world. Dom Perignon longed to produce the "best wine in the world" and there is much written testimony to the success of Dom Pérignon's wine with the most noble and wealthy personalities of the era. Dom Pérignon was one of the very first producers to assemble wines starting with the grapes, as well as the first to master the production of white wines from red grapes to achieve a giant leap forward in quality. Made exclusively from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes from ten Grand Cru vineyards and from the oldest vines at the Abbey of Hautvillers, Dom Perignon is produced only in exceptional vintage years.
Fresh, crystalline, and sharp, the first nose unveils an unusual dimension, an aquatic vegetal world with secret touches of white pepper and gardenia. The wine then reveals airy, gentle richness before exhaling peaty scents. On the palate, the attack bursts forth, and matures into a sensual fullness that winds around itself, like a tendril of foliage. Notes of aniseed and dried ginger linger on the skin of fruit (pear and mango), more textured than ripe. The finish gradually unfurls and then settles, smooth, mellow, all-encompassing.
The first hints of fresh almond and harvest aromas immediately open up into preserved lemon and dried fruits, the whole rounded off by darker smoky and toasted qualities. The presence of the wine on the palate is immediately captivating. Paradoxically concentrated yet creamy, it is energetic and warm in the mouth, focusing on the fruit, then gradually taking on more profound bass notes. The whole holds its note perfectly, intensively, with just a subtle, elegant hint of underlying bitterness.
Cristal, the jewel and tête de cuvée of Champagne Louis Roederer, was created in 1876 for the Tsar Alexander II of Russia. It remains faithful to its origin, inspired by elegance and purity. Cristal is produced with regimented standards of winemaking that require a rigorous selection of crus, vintages, grapes, and wine.
"If a wine could ever make you want to pull the top down on your '68 Ferrari convertible, rip off the rearview mirror and take off, this is it. "The nose is intense and delicate, revealing a clean and well-blended mixture of flavors of honey, cocoa, lightly toasted hazelnuts, candied citrus fruit. A savory explosion of ripe fruit on the attack, the wine reveals red fruit, white chocolate, caramel and Danish pastry.
Armand de Brignac is produced by Armand de Brignac Champagne of Reims, France. The Cattier family has owned and cultivated land in the Champagne region's Montagne de Reims Terroir since 1763, and coined the Armand de Brignac name in the 1950s. M. Cattier was able to create a blend of grapes that fit. Armand de Brignac bottles are filled, corked, and cultivated by hand by caretakers throughout the aging process. The Armand de Brignac cellars are considered the deepest in the Reims Terroir.
33% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Menuier. Marvelously complex and full-bodied, with a bouquet that is both fresh and lively. Its sumptuous, racy fruit character is perfectly integrated with the wine's subtle brioche accents. Its texture is deliciously creamy and the palate has great depth and impact with a long and silky finish.
Numerous grape varieties are cultivated in France, including both internationally well-known and obscure local varieties. In fact, most of the so-called "international varieties" are of French origin, or became known and spread because of their cultivation in France. Since French appellation rules generally restrict wines from each region, district or appellation to a small number of allowed grape varieties, there are in principle no varieties that are commonly planted throughout all of France.
Honeyed, with apple, peach and citrus notes underneath. This starts out smooth before turning a little chunky, but there are layers of flavors, ending with citronella and mineral accents. 93 Points Wine Spectator.
Typical aromas, with fruit and floral notes. A very perfumed, silky and elegant wine. To be drunk preferably in its youth for its freshness.
Simple white fruit, citrus and a hint of almond; Fresh, medium-bodied, seems richer and more complex on the palate than the nose with melon and delicate citrus with a hint of beeswax over tart acidity.
Very ripe and harmonious style. Rich with juicy peaches on the nose as well as ripe pears: full bodied with ripe smoky tropical fruit flavors and a long, slightly nutty finish.
It is the only wine from the Sancerre appellation permitted to be sold under the exclusive name of "Château de Sancerre". Harmonious floral and fresh fruit aromas with citrus notes. Fresh and lively in the mouth with good body and a long finish.
Vibrant floral aromas backed up by tart lemon peel and apricot flavors. Hints of grassiness and grapefruit are present and make this a light, lovely summertime wine.
Lovely light golden color and amazing aroma of wild flowers and citrus fruit. On the palate this wine is crisp and fresh with hints of lemon, lime and aromatic violets. Light to medium in body, it brings a symphony of flavors to your palate.
France has the world's second-largest total vineyard area, behind Spain, and is in the position of being the world's largest wine producer losing it once (in 2008) to Italy. French wine traces its history to the 6th century BC, with many of France's regions dating their wine-making history to Roman times. The wines produced today range from expensive highend wines sold internationally, to more modest wines usually only seen within France.
This is an ancient estate, which has been farmed for grapes since 949! The wine is expressive, with a freshness that highlights its balance, structure and aromatic richness. It evokes mineral tones balanced by a pleasing ripeness. The finish is enhanced by delicate spicy touches, with remarkable length.
Light in color. Burnt cream with lots of creamed coffee aromas. On the palate, some raisin bran, tea leaves and burnt cream. Elegant. Strong acids but silky at the same time.
Broad and spicy, with mulled cherry, raspberry and cinnamon notes. The structure is bright and firm, with a supple feel and a prolonged finish.
Sweet, jammy fruit with spice from wood aging givie a rich and soft wine, packed with ripeness, red cherries and blackberry.
A classic Vosne nose of spicy violet suffused red and blue pinot fruit where the spiciness carries over to the supple middle weight sour cherry-infused flavors that possess a firm tannic spine and a hint of rusticity on the otherwise balanced and long finish.
80% Grenache, 12% Mourvedre and 8% Cinsault. A brawny, gutsy style, with freshly roasted chestnut and coffee notes up front, backed by chewy tobacco, roasted fig and plum flavors.
"The 1988 Mouton has an attractive aroma of exotic spices, minerals, coffee, black currants, and sweet oak. Much like the 1989, the bouquet is staggering. In the mouth, it is a much firmer, more obviously tannic wine than the 1989, with medium body and outstanding ripeness.
German wine is primarily produced in the west of Germany, along the river Rhine and its tributaries, with the oldest plantations going back to the Roman era. Germany's reputation is primarily based on wines made from the Riesling grape variety, which at its best is used for aromatic, fruity and elegant white wines that range from very crisp and dry to well-balanced, sweet and of enormous aromatic concentration.
Very light and gentle in the mouth with a polished texture and flavors of green apple, guava and lemon curd over softer smoky and mineral notes, Lots of acidity. Finish is quite long, and very refreshing.
Apricot and honey flavors gain depth from stone and lime notes in this slim, precise white. There's enough flesh to match the crisp acidity, and this lingers nicely.
A mouthwatering bouquet of peaches and apple skin marked by strong minerality - a sign of traditional German Riesling. It's racy and alive, fruity and dry on the palate with citrus flavors that complement the intense fruit and linger on and on in the finish.
The name says it all. For a sweet red wine, it's dorn good. A light-bodied, fruity red from the Mosel region, the sweetness is charming, and the fruit tastes like ripe raspberries.
New Zealand is home to what many wine critics consider the world's best Sauvignon Blanc. wineries in New Zealand, especially in the Marlborough region, began producing outstanding, some critics said unforgettable, Sauvignon Blanc. "New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is like a child who inherits the best of both parentsexotic aromas found in certain Sauvignon Blancs from the New World and the pungency and limy acidity of an Old World. Sauvignon Blanc like Sancerre from the Loire Valley.
This is a full flavored, medium bodied wine, with an abundance of archetypal currant and gooseberry flavors that linger on the dry, clean finish.
Mouthwatering aromas of grapefruit and passion fruit. With the spiciness of fresh tomatoes and basil. Fuel your passion and pair it with scallops or lobster.
Aromas of lemon thyme, mandarin blossom and stonefruit combine harmoniously with ginger spice and nutty and savory tones, underlined by exotic tropical notes. The many-layered palate is creamy and textured, balanced by a clean, mineral acidity. This wine has excellent persistence of flavor and intensity.
Full of white peach and grapefruit characters with mineral and floral nuances. A crisp, clean dry white wine with good texture and hints of lemons and lime that round into a lingering finish.
Italian white wines have a character all of their own. Crisp, soft, and highly acidic, they are made to accompany food, not overpower it
Delicate, fruity and intense aromas with scents of golden apples and ripe bananas. Deep taste of lime. Full-bodied, harmonious and persistent, well balanced.
A bright straw colored wine with hints of greenish gold. The aromas of flowers and melons permeate the nos. The wine is clean and crisp with an abundance of fruit, excellent balance, and great finesse.
Beautiful straw yellow in color with emerald highlights, and a delicate bouquet. Refreshing and soft with a smooth, dry finish. A very food versatile wine.
delicately appealing notes of peach, citrus, banana and herbs, which are beautifully accompanied by a crisp acidity and supple body on the palate.
Intense, fine and elegantly fruity bouquet reminiscent of peach, apricot, citrus, fruit and acacia flowers. Fresh and fragrant flavour with soft plentifulness.
Twenty-one red grape varieties compose Italy's major varieties for red wine. From lush, deep red Chiantis to light, fruity Bardolinos, Italy produces some of the world's best red wine. Italy has very diverse wine-growing regions. The cool, mountainous northern region of Piedmont produces crisp, austere wines, whereas the sunny, temperate central region of Tuscany yields bold, lusty, full-bodied sensations. Italian wines have a complexity and earthiness that reflects the soil, the unique Italian grape varietals, and Italian winemaker craft. Over sixty percent of the wine grown in Italy is red wine.
Offers up a super-classic profile of tar, roses, raspberries and licorice, all wrapped around a firm core of tannins. Fresh and vibrant throughout, the Barolo impresses for its superb balance and poise. Deceptively medium in body, the wine sneaks up on the mid-palate, gaining more and more volume through to the finish.
Mazzoni, Super Tuscan (Tuscany) * 72% Sangiovese, 28% Merlot. Intense bouquet of ripe dark berries, fresh and vibrant with good acidity. The Sangiovese provides a firm backbone and substantial body, while the Merlot brings a luscious mouthfeel and lingering finish.
Full and compact, delivering layers of ripe fruit and fine, soft tannins that give a light pull on the long, long finish. A super Amarone, with elegance and length. Like cashmere.
70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese. Deep ruby red in color, it has a delicious red berry perfume, with hints of raisins and plums.
This has a pretty, floral nose, with plum and black cherry aromas and a hint of oak. Full-bodied and structured, with clean fruit and firm, mineral-coated tannins.
Full-bodied, very powerful in the fruity tastes, with tannins that are elegant and well linked to a good acidity. It is characterized by pleasant sensations of sweet tobacco. The finish is particularly long and shows powerful notes of plums and more light aromas of clove.
Fiulot, Barbera D' Asti (Piedmont) * Vivid, ruby red in color. On the nose, fragrant, with hints of plum and cherry. On the palate it is well structured with soft tannins (typical of the Barbera variety).
Until recently if you asked a non-Spaniard to name a Spanish white wine region, you'd be hard pressed. However, huge investment, a growing economy, increased confidence and a new generation of young winemakers have brought massive changes to the Spanish wine industry as a whole.
Bright citrus and pear aromas are complemented by floral honey, white pepper and jasmine. Richer than the regular blanco but livelier as well, offering juicy lemon and orange flavors and deeper orchard fruits with aeration. Closes on a spicy note, with very good tangy cut and a dusty mineral quality.
Clean and intense on the nose with typical varietal aromatics of ripe apples, peaches, tropical and grapefruit notes. Mouthfilling, refreshing, silky and elegant on the palate, with a delicately fruity and lively finish.
Deep, pungent aromas of floral honey, pear, green papaya and salty minerals. Weighty orchard fruit and herb flavors are brightened by notes of orange peel and minerals, with a deeper honeyed quality on the back. Really stains the palate, showing excellent breadth and lingering spice and floral notes.
85% Moscatel de Alejandria, 15% Gewurztraminer. A voluptuous, exotic all perfumed nose, with deliciously well-defined primary aromas with some floral notes of roses and lilies. These are complemented by secondary aromas derived from the wine's controlled fermentation. Silky and sappy on the palate.
This is a grand Fino, dry and crisp on the palate, yet rich and with a full finish. "Brilliant light straw color, earthymineral nose, subtle and lightly spiced flavors.
Papirusa is a clean, mildly salinic offering with green banana and toast aromas. The palate is just salty enough, but the wine's more about almond, apple and lemon peel than saline. And the feel and finish are nutty and warm. A full-bodied but refreshing style.
Fabulous, intensely flavored fino. Savory, yeasty and apple.
Until recently, the red wines of Spain have been a well-kept secret. Now Spanish bodegas are creating some of the finest wines in the world.
Smoky aromas of dried cherry, tobacco and leather, with a cured meat note in the background. A musky, old-school Spanish red wine that shows good complexity, Finishes with lingering cherry and tobacco notes and good length.
A plush texture carries plum, blackberry, hoisin and mineral in this modern red. Firm tannins keep it grounded, while lively acidity keeps it fresh. The first impression is oaky, but fruit, spice and licorice notes linger on the finish.
The color and weight on this Spanish Cabernet are just right. After that, it becomes an insider's wine. An old World Cabernet that delivers provoking, earthier flavors.
100% Tempranillo. This bold red matches ripe blackberry and currant flavors with toast, dark chocolate and oak notes. The tannins are firm and well-integrated, and the smoky mineral note is alluring.
100% Tinto Fino. This wine's cherry red color reveals its youth and fruitiness. Its aspect is clean and appears to be glyceric. The wine's intense bouquet reveals the best dark fruit marked by impeccable wood aromas. Hints of fallen leaves and certain spices such as vanilla.
100% Prieto Picudo. An intense bouquet of ripe strawberries, blueberries, and plums fills the nose. Spicy hints of oak and black currant are also expressed. On the palate, it is full-bodied and well-balanced with fine acidity. The finish is lingering and elegant.
40% Garnacha, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 5% Pinot Noir, Mourvedre and Merlot. Firm and fresh, this focused red delivers ripe, pure cherry and red plum fruit framed by tobacco, mineral and espresso notes. This has a silky texture and is accessible, yet shows good density and structure.
Chili has a long viticultural history dating back to the 16th century when the Spanish conquistadors brought Vitis vinifera vines with them as they colonized the region. In the mid-19th century, French varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were introduced. In the early 1980s, stainless steel fermentation and oak barrel aging were introduced. Wine exports grew quickly and the number of wineries has steadily increased and grown from twelve in 1995 to over 70 in 2005. Chile is now the fifth largest exporter of wines in the world, and the ninth largest producer.
Rich blackberry and plum with a touch of cinnamon. Special occasion or not, you'll feel like royalty.
Dark and ripe, with mulled currant and fig fruit, but also a juicy, sanguine streak that helps to frame it, while alluring black tea and espresso notes fill in on the rich finish.
61% Camenere; 24% Cabernet Sauvignon; 12% Merlot; 3% Petit Verdot. This is a rich and enticing red, with alluring aromas of warm cocoa and roasted vanilla bean giving way to lush plum sauce, cassis and raspberry garnache flavors. The long, smoldering finish is velvety and dripping with pure fruit.
37% Carménère, 24% Pinot Noir, 20% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot. Deep dark red with deep purple shadows. Notes of cedar and mocha dominate a complex and elegant ensemble. Also ripe black and red fruit, spices and tobacco at the finish. Pleasant and balanced mid palate that evolves in perfect harmony towards and long lasting finish with lush and creamy tannins.
66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Carménère, 8% Cabernet Franc. Broad and muscular, boasting lots of dark currant and fig paste notes laced with loam, licorice snap and espresso flavors. The dense, fleshy finish lets a hint of roasted sage smolder. 92 points Wine Spectator.
Argentinian wines have their roots in Spain. During the Spanish colonization of the Americas in 1557, vine cuttings were brought to Santiago del Estero and the wine industry began. Today, Argentina is the largest wine exporter in South America. Its main wine regions are located in Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja. The high altitude and low humidity of these regions mean minimal problems with insects, fungi or molds and allows cultivating with little or no pesticides, affording organic wines to be easily produced.
This wine has initial aromas of chocolate and blackberry, a touch of leather, and a little spice as it warms up. The chocolate and blackberry flavors follow the nose, and this medium bodied wine finishes very smooth with mellow tannins.
It has a deep, concentrated red color with purple hints. It is a very expressive wine with ripe, fruity aromas of plum and cherry, as well as notes of chocolate.
60% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Cabernet Franc and Bonarda aged for 12 months in seasoned French oak. Made in an Amarone style with dried grapes, it is a full-bodied, layered, sweet, and densely packed.
Carries a deep magenta hue and aromas of dark berries and anise. On the palate, intense, pure flavors of justpicked raspberries, black plum and graphite unfold in velvety layers. Exotic notes of ginger and white pepper carry through the mid-palate to intermingle with firm tannins and notes of cedar on the finish.
Intensed ruby violet color. Fruity flavors and aromas of plums, cherries, truffles and blackberries. Rounded tannins and intense flavor. Lingering in the mouth.
60% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot. This broad-shouldered red delivers a mix of dark currant, licorice, damson plum and blackberry fruit flavors, well-integrated with espresso-tinged toast. Stays dense and loamy through the finish.
The roots of the South African wine industry reach back to the explorations of the Dutch East India Company which established a supply station in what is now modern day Cape Town. A Dutch surgeon, Jan van Riebeeck was given the task of managing the station and planting vineyards to produce wines and grapes intended to ward off scurvy amongst sailors during their voyages along the spice route. Today, South Africa ranks as one of the top 10 wine producing areas of the world. Wine is grown throughout the Cape, with the three major wine regions being Constantia, Stellenbosch and Paarl. South Africa produces a grape cloned from Pinot Noir and Cinsault, called Pinotage, which is the country's unique varietal. Chenin Blanc (known as Steen) makes up one-third of its vines. Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Shiraz are becoming increasingly popular as are Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
Syrah 69%, Grenache 12%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Cinsault 7% and Viognier 2%. A multi-regional red blend with intense spicy notes, violet aromas, and ripe plum and black fruit flavors. Well integrated tannins, superb texture and a rounded mouth feel give way to a long, elegant and succulent finish.
Shiraz, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Grenache, Tannat, Petite Sirah and Souzão. Complex aromas of red bruit and baking spices are followed by a palate of fresh, lively ripe red berry and blackberry flavors with gamey, smoky notes. A well-crafted, medium bodied, smooth wine.
Dark chocolate, blackberry, pepper and spice cake aromas with a hint of caramel. Juicy and intense, with peppery acidity surrounding the dark berry and game flavors. The finish is broad, long, and delicious.
The Australian Wine Industry is the fourth largest in the world. Most of its wine regions are in the southern, cooler parts of the country, including South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia. The wine regions in each of these states produce different wine varieties and styles that take advantage of the particular terroir. Major varieties include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Light the candles! Party time! Dark, dense, creamy mocha and dark chocolate. A good match for steaks and robust cuisine.
The color is black with a deep, deep red rim, with deep red fruits, dusty cinnamon spice, licorice and earth. Underneath are subtle notes of smoky cedar and chocolate. Tight and elegant from the start. Fine red fruits that gently roll through the palate, with earthy cedary notes. 94 Points Wine Spectator.
Vibrant raspberry, cherry-vanilla and coconut aromas are complemented by candied licorice and smoky minerals. Pliant, palate-coating red and dark berry preserve flavors are perked up by Asian spices and smoky minerals. Pretty exotic but not over the top, with gentle tannins adding shape and focus to the long, sweet finish. 97 points from Robert Parker's, 94 points Wine Spectator.
We stopped in and we were pleasantly surprised by the restaurant. The Spinach salad was one of the best I have had. My chicken was wonderful, but the star dish was my husbands lamb. It had an interesting combo of favors that we loved. Cumin rubbed lamb, polenta and broccolini...amazing! We would come back when driving through again.
Having dined here with the original chef and owners, the current sit
A lot of friends recommended the place, so me and my wife went for our anniversary. We already knew what to order based on our friends' recommendations. The atmosphere was great and so was the service. The food, however, was not worth the price. The place has a new owner and a new chef (hence, new menu) according to our server. My wife and I could not even finish our salad. The spinach and the lettuce didn't look fresh and also needs more dressing. The place has an extensive wine list, nonetheless. If you are a wine drinker, this place is for you. If not and you want to eat, go somewhere else.
An OK place with some pretensions. Be careful on the wine: spent $14.50 on a 4 oz pour for a mediocre French red. Decent lamb chops and crab cakes. Extremely uncomfortable booth: it felt tight and boxed in.
Perfect anniversary meal ..
Excellent wine menu , cheese collection was fabulous ,
Although I wouldn't order the lobster bisque again
Too salty. No lobster pieces to be found
Everything else was terrific.
Ray ( our server ) outstanding person ...
He is A (must ask for ) server.
Way too expensive for the quality and quantity. It was mostly empty and easy to see why. It thinks it is something it is not and the local choice means we will not go again.
The food and service were excellent. The facility is on the small side but fortunately had few customers when we were there. When crowded, there could be a problem with the noise level. Throughout the facility there are electronic wine pouring devices where you select your own wine in different quantities which could create a problem interrupting other diners. Fortunately you can also order wine or beverages from the menu if you desire. The food is expensive and while tastily prepared is probably overpriced.
A special find in a lackluster area.
Cuvee has a unique approach to wining: 120 wines digitally poured in a self-service environment. Patrons receive a card to swipe in the machines and wines are electronically dispensed in 1 oz, 2.5 oz or 5 oz pours. It's an excellent way to taste multiple wines without purchasing an entire bottle, but it's very easy to rack up quite a total. This was an interesting experience to try once, but I would recommend selecting a full bottle of wine for consumption. The 'surgical' 5 oz pour just doesn't add up.
Food is very good. High quality tapas menu makes a meal. Cheese flight and lamb lollipops were excellent. Worth a visit.
Great place to take out-of-towners. The food is great and the atmosphere is superb.
We had a great time! Food was fabulous, waiter was knowledgeable and service was excellent.
I've been spoiled with the DC restaurant scene, so just I am unjustly comparing it to them, but other reviews got my hopes up. We were visiting from Washington DC and decided to try them out. The place is in what looks to be a converted bank with drive through. That's fine, I like what they did to the place. The display of wine looks a bit confusing, but little matter. The service was fine. The food, okay. Just okay. The soup I thought was a little salty. The tuna, could have had the salt from the soup, or something as it seemed to lack flavor. I was prewarned in another review that the tacos were cold. They were fine. The meatballs, ok. The only memorable thing was the banana foster for two. It was a tableside show. I could feel the heat from the fireball of flame. I enjoyed it. The banana's foster itself..... I don't know if a richer ice cream would have competed with the brown sugar butter rum sauce, it was ok. Service seemed a little slow for a place that wasn't packed, but they were friendly.
Fantastic mix of ambience, food and service. We were made welcome from the point of entering the restaurant and enjoyed he wide selection of wines. Highly recommend!
Great food and service. Been there several times and love it. Highly recommend it for a special evening out. Our #1 favorite restaurant in Ocala. Love the flourless chocolate cake and raspberry.
Server was nice and personable, however, not very attentive. He would not make eye contact with us when he passed by and did not come over to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. When we were able to get his attention he was not very responsive. Twice we ask for more bread and he told us it was still in the oven. We never got the bread. Other then the service, it was a very good experience.