January Wine Club!

Wine Club Meet-Up! ($5 flight & food!)
Jan. 5th (Thurs.) 4-close

Enjoy a special $5 menu including the “Wine Club Wine Flight”, salads, bruschetta, & the cheese & charcuterie of the month!
Mix, mingle & cheers w/ other Barsha Wine Club Members!


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Hi Barsha wine lovers! Cheers to 2017! We chose delicious organic wines to help kickstart a healthier new year. Classico has a nice zippy Vernaccia and a spiced Rhone blend. Riserva features a rich Sauvignon blanc from New Zealand and a supple carignane. Let’s toast to a healthier, happier new year!

Classico Club

Tenuta Le Calcinaie Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2015 

Tuscany, Italy

Vernaccio

This wine is made by the “soft crushing” of organically grown Vernaccia di San Gimignano grapes only. The fermentation takes place in steel tanks that are temperature controlled. Pretty Vernaccia, with good structure, balance, and charm; it is bright and zippy, with floral and citrus notes that are complimented by lively fruit. 

Domaine Clavel Pic Saint Loup “Bonne Pioche” 2011

Languedoc, France

Rhone Blend

The Pic Saint Loup is a wild and limestone territory; It gives us this unique wine and gourmand, with the brilliant robe, and the racy aromas that recall the scents of the fragrant scrubland. A vineyard conducted in organic farming (more effort, listening and risks) with a deep concern for the respect of nature. Certified Organic.

Intense nose dominated by red & black fruit, followed by violet and resinous herbs.

Palate: black cherry & blackcurrant with sweet spices, white pepper. A tangy mouth, nourished by a final with tannins still young but very mastered.

Orecchiette w/ Rapini & Goat Cheese

Riserva Club

Clos Henri 2014

Marlborough, New Zealand

Sauvignon Blanc

From Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé in France to the Southern Wairau Valley of Marlborough, the Sauvignon Blanc variety takes a new dimension. The Bourgeois Family is devoted to making premium wine in a restrained and elegant style that captures the terroir and expresses it in its purest form.

Ripe tropical and citrus bouquet, with underlying flinty minerality. In the mouth the wine is textural and rich from the lees aging with layers of minerals, lime, orange blossom and profound acidity balancing this dry, extremely elegant wine. Organically grown.

Lemony Grilled Salmon Fillets with Dill Sauce

Porter Creek 2013

Old Vine Carignane

Mendocino, CA

Owned and operated by father and son, Porter Creek is a winery and vineyard estate situated just adjacent to Porter Creek (one of the major tributaries to the Russian River on Westside Road) in the most prestigious part of the Russian River Valley appellation. Porter Creek focuses on organic, hillside-grown, vineyard designated wines of grape varietals from the Burgundy and Rhone. Like previous vintages this wine shows dark ripe fruits on the nose and soft tannins, but with more concentration due to the extremely low yield of one ton per acre.

 

December Wine Club!

Wine Club Meet-Up! ($5 flight & food!)
Dec. 6th (Tues.) 4-close

Enjoy a special $5 menu including the “Wine Club Wine Flight”, salads, bruschetta, & the Cheese & charcuterie of the month!
Mix, mingle & cheers w/ other Barsha Wine Club Members!


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Hi Barsha wine lovers! This December we picked out only the best for you to share with your loved ones! Classico has a crowd pleasing Spanish Cava and a beautiful food friendly red blend from a historic landmark in Napa. The Riserva includes a fresh Alsatian sparkling that’s full of delicious finesse and a gorgeous bold Sonoma Cab. Happy Holidays from the Barsha family!

Classico Club

Perelada Brut Reserva 

Catalonia, Spain

Made with wine of the three typical cava varieties: Macabeo, Xarel·lo and Parellada. This is a classic cava made according to the traditional method, with the utmost rigor and care. Fine aromas with fruit hints. Its well balanced structure, elegance and sensorial richness form an unmistakable personality.  90pts Guía de Vinos Gourmets 2014, Spain

Martha Stewart’s Butternut Squash Crumble

Atalon Pauline’s Cuvee 2012

Napa, CA

75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 2.5% Cabernet Sauvignon 2.5% Malbec

Built in 1888 by General W.S. Keyes, the white-stone building atop Howell Mountain claims a stake in Napa Valley viticultural lore. At the turn of the twentieth century, General Keyes was producing wines considered to be among the best in Napa County from this old landmark.

Soft & supple! Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, plum, currant, integrated sweet oak, cinnamon and clove spices, and shaved milk chocolate. It has a delicate and soft entry with great depth and balance. It is the definition of soft and velvety!

90tps Wine Advocate & 90pts Vinous

Penne with Portobello Mushroom

Gordon Ramsay’s Beef Wellington

 

Riserva Club

Jean-Baptiste Adam

NV Cremant Emotion Brut Reserve 

Alsace, France

In May 2014, Jean-Baptiste Adam and his family celebrated the 400th anniversary of their family being grape growers and winemakers in Ammerschwihr, Alsace, France. Jean-Baptiste’s daughter, Laure, is the 15th generation to participate in the family wine business. Creamy with floral nose evolves subtly on fruity notes of pear and Golden apple. Lots of  finesse and freshness!  

92pts James Suckling

Stonestreet Estate 2013

Sonoma, CA

Cabernet Sauvignon

Jess Stonestreet Jackson and Barbara Banke established the estate in 1995. Their son Christopher & his wife Ariel continue the legacy. Stonestreet is one of the most expansive mountain vineyards in the world and produces a distinctive collection of single vineyard wines — powerful Cabernet Sauvignon, soulful Chardonnay and electric Sauvignon Blanc.

Vibrant aromas of brambly blackberry, black currant, smoky tobacco leaf, & sage with subtle undertones of white peppercorn & dried cranberry. THe palate has dark, savory flavors of plum, black cherry, dried Herbs de Provence, and hints of vanilla bean, enveloped in fine tannins that extend the wine through a lengthy cocoa-powder laden finish. 

91pts Vinous & 91pts Galloni

November Wine Club!

Wine Club Meet-Up! ($5 flight & food!)
Nov. 3rd (Thurs.) 4-close

Enjoy a special $5 menu including the “Wine Club Wine Flight”, salads, bruschetta, & the Cheese & charcuterie of the month!
Mix, mingle & cheers w/ other Barsha Wine Club Members!


 

Hi Barsha wine lovers! To show our gratitude, we have picked out amazing wines to enhance your Thanksgiving table. The Reds are beautifully structured, well balanced with deep personality. If your turkey is dry, don’t fret, these juicy reds will keep everyone happy. The whites are crisp, dry, and refreshing like the first morning of Autumn. Perfectly pair them a variety of Thanksgiving appetizers and entrees from deviled eggs to honey glazed ham. Thank you all!

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Classico Club

Brooks Pinot Blanc 2015

Willamette Valley, OR

Brooks is passionate about biodynamic and organic farming. Their Pinot Blanc is a veritable fruit salad in the nose, with cantaloupe, grapefruit, apples, pears and nectarine. Hints of potpourri, lychee, rose petal, orange peel and cold cream. Plenty of ripe fruit in the mouth, with white peach, kumquat, kiwi and nectarine. Rich and vibrant, lush and fruity with a slight taste of fresh herbs, like tarragon and chervil. Medium bodied, with moderate acidity, it finishes long and fruity with lychee nut and perfume.

Fall Salad by Tyler Florence

Maison Passot “Chiroubles” 2014

Beaujolais, France

Maison Passot is a small 11 hectare family property spread over 4 crus in Beaujolais. The family tends 21 plots, half of which are in Chiroubles, “the most Beaujolais of the crus”, with its thin sandy, degraded granite soils that product very delicate wines. Light vivid red. Mineral-accented red fruit and floral pastille aromas show very good clarity. Juicy, offering zesty strawberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of blood orange.

Side- Roasted Potatoes, Brussels sprouts, Carrots, Parsnips by Giada DeLaurentis

Main- Slow Roasted Pork with Kumquats by Martha Stewart

Riserva Club

Habit Gruner Veltliner 2015

Santa Ynez Valley, Ca

Jeff Fischer is the sole proprietor and winemaker or habit which he founded in Los Olivos in 2008 after years of making in his garage in Los Angles. Fisher’s wine focus on high acidity, low alcohol, and strive to showcase varietal.  The Habit is 100% Grüner Veltliner, the grapes are picked and sorted by hand then aged in stainless steel. Fresh jasmine, juniper, mint , grapefruit, white pepper and lime notes. Medium body and very well focused.

91pts Vinous                                                                                      

Favorite Green Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Pepitas

Couloir Pinot Noir 2013
Marin County, CA

The 2013 Chileno Valley Pinot Noir is a classic Marin County wine and shows the lighter side of the variety. Dry farmed, the resulting wine strikes a remarkable balance between the voice of the vineyard and the character of the vintage. Delicate red fruit and spice come together to create an intriguing bouquet the complexity of which compliments the crisp, energetic mouthfeel. Acid and tannin synergize, highlight, and carry fresh dark red fruit flavors across the palate. The finish is long, complex, and intense. 91pts Wine enthusiast

Side-Giada DeLaurentis’s Potato Gnocchi w/Maple Cinnamon Sage Brown Butter

Main- Pomegranate Brisket w/Cranberry Succotash

October Wine Club!

Wine Club Meet-Up! ($5 flight & food!)
Oct. 4th (Tues.) 4-close

Enjoy a special $5 menu including the “Wine Club Wine Flight”, salads, bruschetta, & the Cheese & charcuterie of the month!
Mix, mingle & cheers w/ other Barsha Wine Club Members!


 Hi Barsha wine lovers! We’re taking you out of the box with amazing fall flavors paired with unique fall recipes. For both clubs the whites have exotic fruit flavors that’ll wake the dead! For the bloody reds-a fruit forward crisp Tinto from the Canary Islands for the Classico and a scary delicious red blend for Riserva.

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Classico Club

Tenuta Di Tavignano Classico Superiore “Villa Torre” 2015 

Marche, Italy
Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi

At the beginning of the 1990s Beatrice Lucangeli (who sadly recently passed away) and her husband Stefano Aymerich started restructuring the estate, located in the most classical production zone of Verdicchio Castelli di Jesi, with the aim of producing high quality wines. The Aymerich and the Lucangeli families both have traditional links to agriculture in the Marche.

Straw colours, exotic bouquets and weighty mouthfeel, greener tints, aromas of flowers and fresh tropical fruits, a crisp palate sensation closing with a hint of bitter almonds. Rich & deliciously plump! 

Pesto Pasta w/Garlic & Rosemary Chicken by Jamie Oliver

Fall Persimmon Caprese Salad

Fronton de Oro 2014
Canary Islands, Spain
Tinto

In 1977, D. Antonio Ramírez bought a small piece of land in the hills of La Lechuza (a small town on the island of Gran Canaria) known locally as “El Frontón”. There he planted some vegetables and vines for the family’s needs. In 1999 his two sons, Pedro and Antonio, decided to bottle some wine to sell locally. The vineyards are high-elevation – many above 1,000 meters – and in many cases on terraced slopes.

Vibrant aromas and flavors of ripe red berries and crisp minerality punctuate this lighter-bodied, silky red wine from the Canary Island                                                                             

Apple Stuffed Pork Loin w/Cider Sauce

 

Riserva Club

Tablas Creek & Vineyard 2015
Paso Robles, CA 

Vermentino

The 2015 Tablas Creek Vineyard Vermentino is their fourteenth bottling of this traditional Mediterranean varietal, known principally in Sardinia, Corsica, and Northern Italy. It is also grown in the Rhone Valley (particularly Côtes de Provence) where it is known as Rolle. 

Nose of white grapefruit, citrus leaf, and crushed rock, generous and mouth-filling, like lemon-lime soda, with a briny sea spray minerality and a long, clean, luscious finish. Drink now and over the next few years. 

91pts Wine Enthusiast               

Oven Roasted Sea Bass w/Ginger & Lime Sauce

Darina Allen’s Winter Leek & Potato Soup

Giornata Gemallaia 2013

Paso Robles, CA
Red Blend

Red blend- 20% Merlot(Jim Black vineyard), 40% Sangiovese (Luna Matta Vineyard), 30% Merlot (Margarita Vineyard),
10% Petit Verdot(Margarita Vineyard)

The journey in creating Giornata started with a dream to create wines from Italian grapes grown in California employing the sensibility and philosophy of Italian winemaking. They work with the same grape vines (clonal material) as the best producers in Italy.  Ripe dark cherry from the Sangiovese and a plumminess from the Merlot. Notes of toffee & espresso w/round silky palate with clove and pepper finish. 

 

September Wine Club!

Wine Club Meet-Up! ($5 flight & food!)
Sept. 6th (Tues.) 4-close

Enjoy a special $5 menu including the “Wine Club Wine Flight”, salads, bruschetta, & the Cheese & charcuterie of the month!
Mix, mingle & cheers w/ other Barsha Wine Club Members!


Hi Barsha wine lovers! We journey into the beautiful South Africa this month with a tasty Sauv Blanc for Classico, a juicy spicy chenin blanc for Riserva. The reds for both clubs are as quaffable as you can get! It is said that winemaking in South Africa started in 1652 by a dutchman by the name of Jan van Riebeeck who thought the South African climate of cool rainy winters, the dry summers that were cooled by the Atlantic & Indian ocean sea breezes to be perfect for growing grapevines.

We hope you enjoy this months flavor packed picks!

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Classico Club

Stonehaven Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2016  
Cape Peninsula, South Africa

As the only wine estate to be positioned on the narrow Cape Peninsula, the confluence of sea breezes from the cold Atlantic Ocean and southeasterly breezes from False Bay create ideal conditions for the slow ripening of grapes required for the creation of premium wines.

Stonehaven Sauvignon Blanc presents light and pretty notes of ripe citrus, savory herbs, lemongrass and hints of saline.

Bacon Wrapped Potatoes with Honey Glaze

Slata Tunisian

ChaMonix Rouge 2013
Franschhoek Valley, South Africa

Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Merlot 34% | Petit Verdot 20% | Malbec 11%                                                             

Boasting some of the highest planted vines in the Cape Winelands, Chamonix has around 50 hectares under vineyard.                                                                                               

The Rouge shows a deep ruby colour with garnet highlights on the rim. The generous bouquet suggests black- currant, cedar with scents reminiscent of red berries, spices and vanilla. The wine is amply structured: full, round and smooth on the palate with rich fruit and length of flavour. An elegant wine that can mature with time in the bottle.

Cape Malay Chicken Curry with Yellow Rice 

Riserva Club

Simonsig Chenin Avec Chene 2012

South Africa

The 2012 Chenin Avec Chene is matured in 400-liter French oak barrels with batonnage undertaken early in the maturation. The bouquet offers plenty of tropical fruit on the nose: mille feuille, pineapple and passion fruit emerging with just a couple of swirls. The palate is well-balanced with a rounded, tropical-tinged opening: a hint of white pepper and plenty of mango and mandarin notes toward the composed finish. This is very fine. Drink now-2020.

91pts Wine Advocate

Pomegranate Glazed Acorn Squash

Cape Town Grilled Paprika Prawns

Simonsig Pinotage 2013 

Redhill, South Africa                                          

Redhill Pinotage is a selection of the best new oak-matured wine from the famous red hills of the Simonsig Estate. A dense, opaque color, w/aromas and flavors of ripe blackberries & cherries. Lavish mouthfeel with cedar oak spice. Youthful tannins sculpt the palate into a lingering, dry finish. Aging potential of 6-8 years in the bottle.                                                        

Brazilian Grilled Flank Steak w/Chimichurri Rice 

 

August Wine Club!

Wine Club Meet-Up! ($5 flight & food!)
Aug 2th (Tues.) 4-close

Enjoy a special $5 menu including the “Wine Club Wine Flight”, salads, bruschetta, & the Cheese & charcuterie of the month!
Mix, mingle & cheers w/ other Barsha Wine Club Members!


 Hi Barsha wine lovers! We hope you all are enjoying your summer so far! Whether you’re in the South bay or off with the family somewhere amazing, we got you covered with our Mediterranean picks! The whites are crisp and refreshing, like taking a deep breath on the coastal cliffs of Southern Europe. The reds are beautifully structured with bright personality, reflective of the regions they are produced.

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Classico Club

Macchialupa Greco di Tufo 2014

Greco di Tufo, Italy

100% Greco Grape

La Cantina Macchialupa is located where there is a day of solemn silence & mystery. The winery was founded in 2001 by the love of a winemaker for Fiano & Aglianico di Taurasi and the passion of an agronomist winemaker for the Greco di Tufo. 

This beautiful white is very fruity on the nose, w/hints of pineapple, almonds, brown butter, pear & honey. The palate is dry, soft with freshness and long persistence.

Crisp Shrimp Fritters

Salmon with Warm Tomato-Olive Salad

 

Gran Rocosind Crianza 2009 Catalonia, Spain

Blend of Garnacha, Ull de llebre (Tempranillo), Cabernet Sauvingon and Merlot. Alluring aromas of spicy cherry, plum, leather & tobacco. The palate is lush, silky with cherry flavors and notes of smoke and vanilla bean. Tangy acidity & firm tannins. A nice ode to summer!                          

Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint 

 

Riserva Club

Laluci 2014

Sicily, Italy

100% Grillo 

Intense aromas of yellow and white flowers that take on mineral notes, turning to citrus fruits, white peach, pear and green apple. Delicious now but can be cellared for 2 – 3 years 

90pts Vinous

Sauteed Swiss Chard with Raisins and Pine Nuts

Spinach and Cheese Breadcrumb Dumplings

     

Gueissard Bandol Rouge Cuvee “G” 2010

Provence, France

70% Mourvedre, 17% Grenache, 13% Cinsault

Vineyards Gueissard composes the most exceptional wines that truly express the strength of the soils of Provence. A very beautiful crimson colour. Very fine aromas dominated by red fruits, ample and fine effect in the mouth with long-lasting taste. Aging capacity is 20 years or more.                                                                              

91pts WIne Enthusiast

Mushroom Parmesan by Giada De Laurentis

French Onion Beef Shortribs

July Wine Club!

Wine Club Meet-Up! ($5 flight & food!)

July 5th (Tues.) 4-close
Enjoy a special $5 menu including the “Wine Club Wine Flight”, salads, bruschetta, & the Cheese & charcuterie of the month!
Mix, mingle & cheers w/ other Barsha Wine Club Members!

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We brought the A game this month with a gorgeous mouthwatering Channing Daughters Pinot Grigio for the Classico club and a tempting Acumen Sauvignon blanc for Riserva! We can’t wait for you to enjoy the Skylark 2013 from the North Coast of CA, this Rhone style red blend for Classico is juicy with a hint of spice. The 2013 Onx Reckoning for Riserva is toasty, nutty and savory, this red comes highly rated at 93pts Wine Enthusiast! Enjoy the fireworks and keep cool!


Classico Club

Channing Daughters Pinot Grigio, Long Island, NY 2014

“Channing Daughters is a winery on the South Fork of Long Island, New York, making exuberant, omnibus wines that defy categorization.” (Portland Press HeraldJanuary 2016).  Alive with aromas and flavors of tree fruit like pears, citrus fruit with white flowers, spice and a salty, chalky minerality. This lovely dry white wine is clean, alluring and focused with loads of personality and a silken mouthfeel.

Tyler Florence’s Shrimp Scampi w/Linguine 

Skylark “Red Belly” Red Rhone Blend, Northern CA, 2013

John Lancaster is the co-proprietor of Skylark Wine Company, his passion for wine grew while working in the restaurant industry. As the Wine Director of the wildly eclectic Cypress Club, he was recognized by the Wine Spectator for his wine list. For the past eleven years, John has been the Wine Director at the James Beard award winning “Boulevard” Restaurant.

 Opaque in the glass. Aromas of dark fruits like blackberry, boysenberry and black plum, with a whiff of violet and black pepper for lift. The palate is juicy, with layers of fruit coating the entire palate. The velvety texture is balanced by earth and spice components. 

 

Riserva Club

Acumen Suavignon Blanc, Napa, CA 2014

This delicious and approachable Sauvignon Blanc starts with aromas of white flowers, orange zest, and lemongrass. In the mouth it continues with flavors of lemon bars, apricots, gooseberries, kumquats, fresh grapefruit, and river rocks giving way to fresh and vibrant acidity on the long and persistent finish. We love this wine with fresh shellfish of all kinds, or simply by itself.

Red, White & Blue Fruit Salad

Classic Fish & Chips

 

Onx “The Reckoning” Syrah Blend, Paso Robles, 2013

Syrah 62%, Petite Syrah 19%, Cabernet Sauvignon 13%, Malbec 6%

Exuberant, explosive and flashy, bordering on flamboyant. The nose parades layers of bold aromatics that are unveiled over the course of the glass, Asian spices, plum sauce, nutmeg and clove lead into toasted pistachio, vanilla wafers, pound cake and huckleberry sauce.  The palate is rewarded with a silky, creamy texture and mouthcoating tannins. The plush, weighty finish lingers and lingers with touches of kirsch, crème de cassis and plum. 93pts Wine Enthusiast/92pts Wine Advocate/91pts Vinous

Truffle Sliders w/Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms