WINE AT LADERA

As a recipient of the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 3 years running, we are very proud of our wine program at Ladera Grill.  We offer over 150 selections, all of which are hand picked by our Sommelier and Wine Director, Susan Marsh.  Our broad spectrum of wines feature varietals from across the globe, including a nice selection from one of the oldest wine regions: Santa Clara Valley, right here in our own back yard.

Coravin "Tapped" Wines

CORAVIN “TAPPED” WINES

Coravin uses proprietary patented technology to access and pour wine from a bottle without pulling the cork.  We have selected the following Ultra-Premium wines from our Library from the outstanding 2012 vintage to pour via Coravin to give you an opportunity to taste and enjoy them without investing in an entire bottle.  Limited quantities available.

Opus One, Napa Valley  ‘12  

Iconic Bordeaux Style Blend conveys dark fruit aromas accentuated by subtler notes of forest-floor and graphite. The round mouthfeel and satiny tannins wrap around classic flavors of cassis, blackberry and black cherry. This wine simultaneously offers a long lingering finish with lively acidity and a sturdy structure at the close.  Cabernet Sauvignon 79%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Petit Verdot 6%, Merlot 6% and Malbec 2%

Glass               60
½ Glass           30
Bottle              240

Lineage, Livermore Valley ‘12

This wine, California’s “First Growth”, emits beauty and grace followed by power and complexity.  Rich fruit flavors of blackberry and dark cherry followed by intriguing earthy wooded forest and a rich texture on the palate lead to the grand finale full of length and a sprinkling of coriander and dusty notes. 72% Cabernet Sauvignon; 14% Cabernet Franc; 10% Merlot; 4% Petite Verdot

Glass               42
½ Glass           21
Bottle              168

PREMIUM WINES ON TAP

PREMIUM WINES ON TAP

We are excited to offer you the latest technology in wine by the glass – Wine-on-Tap.  This system enables us to serve our wines to you in the most sustainable, environmentally friendly and freshest way possible.  Wine from barrel to keg to glass ensures that the wine in your glass tastes exactly as it was crafted to be by the winemakers themselves.

Please enjoy.

WHITE

Trefethen Riesling, Oak Knoll District, 2015

– A dry style Riesling that is reminiscent of her original hometown in Germany

Glass                           10
½ decanter                 19
Full decanter              37

RED

Tablas Creek “Patelin de Tablas” Rouge, Paso Robles, 2014

-Rhone Style blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Counoise

Glass                           12
½ decanter                 23
Full decanter              45

WHITES

BY THE GLASS

Bubbles

Emile’s Grand Cuvee, California NV….9/32
crisp, clean, almost dry

Bele Casel Prosecco, Asolo NV….12/46
white peach, crisp, mineral laced

LaPierre Cremant de Bourgogne, Brut Rosé NV….14/54
strawberries, soft spice, sea shore

Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut, Epernay, NV….18/70
pear, yellow peach, brioche

Off- Dry, Riesling, Rosé, Other

Trefethen Riesling, Oak Knoll District ‘15….10/19/37
mineral, wet cobblestone, jasmine

Jean Luc Colombo Rosé, Provence ’15…. 9/34
wild strawberries, rose petals, raspberry

Delaforce Alvarinho, Douro ’14….10/38
eureka lemon, pink grapefruit, lanolin

Pinot Gris/Grigio

Esperto IGT, Venezie ’15….10/38
citrus, jasmine, orange blossom

Dusi, Paso Robles ‘16….8/30
fuji apple, tropical fruit, clean stone

Sauvignon Blanc

Mt. Beautiful, North Canterbury ’15….10/38
citrus, grassy, tropical fruit

Henri Bourgeois “Les Baronnes” Sancerre ’15….15/58
melon, wet stone, citrus

 Chardonnay                                                                                                                                                                                          

Wente Eric’s Vineyard, Livermore Valley ’15….15/58
sparkly minerals, eureka lemon, lime zest

Testarossa, Santa Rita Hills  ‘14….15/58
butterscotch, peach, vanilla

Morgan, Santa Lucia Highlands ’14….12/46
floral, almond, crème brulee

BY THE BOTTLE

Sparkling wine can be made almost anywhere in the world and is known by many names.  Champagne however, can only be made in a small traditional region in northern France.

 Sparkling

Emile’s Grand Cuvee, California NV….32

Bele Casel Prosecco, Asolo NV….46

LaPierre Cremant de Bourgogne, Brut Rosé NV….54

Scharffenberger Brut Rosé, Mendocino County NV….45

Champagne

Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut, Epernay, NV….70

Louis Roederer Brut Premier, Reims NV….85

Veuve Cliquot Brut, Reims NV….89

Veuve Cliquot Brut ‘04….120

Ruinart, Blanc de Blanc, Reims NV….125

Ruinart, Brut Rose, Reims NV….69 (half bottle)

Perrier Jouet Brut “Belle Epoque”, Epernay ‘04….175

Dom Perignon, Grand Cru, Epernay ’04….235

Krug, Grand Cuvee, Reims, NV….245

Paul Bara Brut Rosé Grand Cru Bouzy, NV….80

There are over 5000 grape varieties in the world that can be made into wine.  Of the whites, Chardonnay remains the most popular.  Here are a few interesting alternatives.

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

Esperto,IGT Venezie  ‘15….34

J. Dusi, Paso Robles ’16….30

Etude, Napa Valley ‘15….45

Sauvignon Blanc

 Mt. Beautiful, Canterbury ‘15….38

Kathryn Kennedy, California ‘15….42

Frog’s Leap, Napa Valley ’15….45

Henri Bourgeois “Les Baronnes” Sancerre ‘15….58

Husch, Mendocino ’15….21 (½ bottle)

Other Interesting Whites/Rosé

Kung Fu Girl Riesling, Columbia Valley ‘14….26

Von Simmern Riesling, Rheingau ‘14….46

Trefethen Riesling, Oak Knoll District ’15….19/36

Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner, Wachau ‘15….28

Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Blanc, Paso Robles ’14….32 (½ bottle)

Delaforce Alvarinho, Duoro ’15….38

Tangent Viognier, Edna Valley ‘13….38

Jean Luc Colombo Rosé, Provence ‘15….34

Miraval Rosé, Cotes de Provence ‘15….27 (1/2 bottle)

Chardonnay

Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis ‘15….45

Latour “Le Grande Roche” Montagny, Burgundy ‘14….48

Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru ’11….149

Clos la Chance, Monterey ‘15….30

Wente Eric’s Vineyard, Livermore Valley ’15….58

Navarro, Mendocino ‘14….45

Desparada, “Wayfinder”, Edna Valley ‘15….58

Ramey Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ‘14….43 (½ bottle)

Kistler, Vine Hill, Sonoma Mountain ’13….120

Testarossa, Santa Rita Hills,  ‘14….58

Morgan, Santa Lucia Highlands ‘14….46

Ferrari-Carano Reserve, Napa Valley, Carneros ‘13….68

Rombauer, Carneros ‘15….63

 

REDS

WINE BY THE GLASS

Pinot Noir

Vinum, Monterey ‘14….9/34
red cherry, colaberry, spice

E16, Russian River Valley ’14….14/54
cranberry, raspberry, warm kitchen spice

Merlot

Hitching Post, Santa Barbara ’12….10/38
black cherry, berry, vanilla

Medeiros Family Wines ’13….12/46
blackberry, cherry, mocha

Cabernet Sauvignon

Aver Family Vineyard – Heritage, Santa Clara County ’13….12/46
blackberry, crème de cassis, forest floor

Ferrari-Carano, Alexander Valley ’13….16/62
dark fruit, cassis, sage

Red Blend

Lineage, California’s “First Growth”, Livermore Valley ‘12….21/3oz. 42/6oz 165/bottle
bing  cherry, first rain black top, bold yet smooth
(via Coravin)

Opus One, Bordeaux Style Red, Napa Valley  ‘12….30/3oz. 60/6oz 240/bottle
blackberry, cassis, forest-floor
(via Coravin)

Other

Badia a Colitbuono Sangiovese, Chianti Classico ‘14….14/54
strawberry, raspberry, red rose petals

Tablas Creek “Patelin de Tablas Rouge”, Paso Robles, ‘14….12/23/45
dark plum, boysenberry, tumbleweed

JD Hurley by Martin Ranch Zinfandel, Santa Clara Valley ‘14….12/46
blackberry jam, dark plum, spice

Steven Kent Winery Cab Franc, Ghielmetti Vnyd, Livermore ‘14….16/62
smoky, blackberry, coffee

Levo Syrah, Santa Barbara County ‘13….15/58
berry pie, ripe plum, black pepper

Mil Piedras Malbec, Mendoza, ‘15….10/38
cherry, raspberry, tannin

Bodega de Edgar Tempranillo, Central Coast ’13….15/58
plum skin, pepper, dry brush

WINE BY THE BOTTLE

Pinot, Pinot, Pinot…this fickle grape originated in the Burgundy region of France where it continues to flourish. In the past few decades, some of the New World regions have succeeded in making some fabulous wines from this extraordinary fruit. Simply organized here by distance from LGMH.

 Pinot Noir

Sarah’s Vineyard, Santa Clara Valley ‘14….50

Calera, Central Coast ’14….44 (½ bottle)

Calera, Mills Vineyard, Mt. Harlan ‘13….89

Calera, Ryan Vineyard, Mt. Harlan ‘07….115

Clos de la Tech “Domaine Valeta”, Santa Cruz Mountains ‘08….88

Vinum, Monterey County ‘14….34

Lucienne, Lone Oak Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ‘13….65

Testarossa, Doctor’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ‘14 ….85

Testarossa, Doctor’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ’13….48 (½ bottle)

Belle Glos, Clark & Telephone, Santa Maria Valley ‘14….87

Melville, Santa Rita Hills, ’13….64

Flowers, Sonoma Coast ‘14….60

Kistler, Sonoma Coast ‘13….130

Walt, Gap’s Crown, Sonoma Coast ’14….88

Kosta Browne, Russian River Valley ‘14….145

E16, Russian River Valley, ’13….54

Colene Clemens, Margo, Chehalem Mountains ’12….64

Bergstrom, “Cumberland Reserve”, Willamette Valley ‘13….85

Domaine Drouhin, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley ‘14….78

Gran Moraine, Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley ’13….75

Jean-Marc Morey, Greves, Beaune 1er Cru ‘1….76

Joseph Drouhin “La Foret”, Burgundy ‘12….38

Louis Jadot, Vosne Romanée, Burgundy ’10….82

Maison Roche de Bellene, Vosne Romanee, Burgundy  ‘10….90

Régis Bouvier, Morey St. Denis, Burgundy   ‘11….88

“Wine is poetry in a bottle” ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Merlot is the second most widely planted red grape in the world.  It hails from the Bordeaux region in France where it is responsible for some of the most exquisite and expensive wines produced.  Merlot style can vary greatly and we have listed our selection for you in order of increasing intensity and fruitiness.

Merlot

Chateau Belle Graves, Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux ‘10….65

Cartlidge & Browne, North Coast ‘14….32

Hitching Post, Santa Barbara County ‘12….38

Duckhorn, Napa Valley  ‘13….88

Lateral by Kathryn Kennedy, Napa Valley ’13….63

Medeiros Merlot, Santa Clara Valley ‘13….46

Waterbrook Reserve, Walla Walla ‘13….43

Emmolo, Napa Valley  ‘13….72

Rombauer, Carneros ‘13….58

“One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake his words for thoughts” ~Samuel Johnson

Cabernet Sauvignon, the noblest variety originating from the Bordeaux region in France, offers a wine rich in color, aroma and depth.  He is an ideal partner for our heartier dishes including our grilled USDA Prime meats.  Our selection of these “King of Reds”  listed below are simply organized by their distance from LGMH.

Cabernet Sauvignon 

Emmalily “Cosmo’s Passion”, Santa Clara Valley ‘10….85

Kathryn Kennedy “Small Lots”, Santa Cruz Mountains ‘14….62

Ridge, Monte Bello, Santa Cruz Mountains ‘13….246

Smith & Hook, Central Coast  ‘15….46

Daou, Reserve, Paso Robles ’13….80

Justin, “Isosceles”, Paso Robles ‘13…..99

End Post, Paso Robles ‘14….36

Groth, Napa Valley ’05….140

Groth, Napa Valley ‘12….90

Beaulieu Vineyards, “Georges de la Tour”, Napa Valley ‘12….175

Ladera, Napa Valley ‘13….65

Frog’s Leap, Napa Valley ‘13….88

Flora Springs, “Trilogy”, Napa Valley ‘12….95

Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley ’13….136

Corison, Napa Valley ’11….126

Corison, Napa Valley ‘13….65 (½ bottle)

Dominus, Napa Valley ‘11….240

Cakebread Cellars, Napa Valley ‘13….102

Quintessa, Napa Valley ’10….150

Cain Concept, “The Benchlands”, Napa Valley ‘10….98

Trefethen, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley ‘13….65

Joseph Phelps, “Insignia”, Napa Valley ‘11….242

Opus One, Napa Valley ‘12….240

Caymus, Special Select, Napa Valley ‘12….195

La Jota, Howell Mountain ‘11….150

Jordan, Alexander Valley ‘12…..89

Ferrari-Carano, Alexander Valley ’14….62

Silver Oak, Alexander Valley ‘12….104

Silver Oak, Alexander Valley ‘09….124

Silver Oak, Alexander Valley ‘05….144

Silver Oak, Alexander Valley ‘04….154

Raymond, “Sommelier Selection”, North Coast ‘14….48

Canvasback, Red Mountain WA ‘12….58

Chateau Aney, Haut-Medoc ’13….52

Of all things known to mortals, wine is the most powerful and effectual for exciting and inflaming the passions of mankind, being common fuel to them all ~ Francis Bacon

Crljenak Kastelanski (gesundheit!) better known as Zinfandel was claimed to be a native grape of California and uncontested as such for some time.  Further research proved that it actually originated under the aforementioned name in Croatia.  Whatever, Zinfandel still loves California and we love her right back.  Here is a great selection of Zins from some of the premier growing regions throughout California.

Zinfandel (aka Crljenak Kastelanski)

J.D. Hurley by Martin Ranch, Santa Clara Valley ‘14….46

Four Vines “Biker”, Paso Robles ‘12….32

J. Dusi, Dante Dusi Vineyards, Paso Robles ‘14…..48

Storybook Mountain, Mayacamus ‘12….60

Limerick Lane, Russian River ‘13….39

Valdez Family, Rockpile ‘11….68

The Prisoner, Napa Valley ‘14….84

Syrah, it’s big…it’s bold wherever it grows.  Here are a few we like from our neighbors and one from the other side of the planet down under.  Many believe that Syrah has found his new home in Australia where he goes by the name of Shiraz.

Syrah

Martin Ranch, Santa Clara Valley ‘13….46

Alicats, Cienega Valley ’10….36

Herman Story “Nuts & Bolts”, Central Coast ‘14….68

Levo, “Mint (Condition)”, Santa Barbara County ‘13….58

Torbreck “Woodcutter’s”, Barossa Valley ‘13….45

“The wine-cup is the little silver well, where truth, if truth there be, doth dwell.” ~ William Shakespeare

This section could really be titled “Wines We Just Love and Want to Share With You” but since they are also interesting (and delicious) we have given them the more savvy titles below.  You will find a number of Italian selections here because Chef Tony loves to cook Italian-Style Hearty dishes.  In no particular order…

 Other Interesting Reds

Mil Piedras Malbec, Mendoza ‘16….38

Guglielmo Barbera, Santa Clara Valley ‘13….39

Preston of Dry Creek Barbera, Sonoma County   ‘14….42

Badia a Coltibuono, Sangiovese, Chianti Classico ’14….54

Peppoli Sangiovese by Antinori, Chianti Classico DOCG ‘12….42

Vietti Nebbiolo “Perbacco” (“Wow”), Piedmont ‘1….48

Ridge Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley ‘14….56

Steven Kent Winery Cab Franc, Ghielmetti Vnyd, Livermore ‘14….62

Bodega de Edgar Tempranillo, Central Coast ’13….58

A Few Red Blends

Justin, “Isosceles”, Paso Robles ‘13….99

Daou, “Mayote”, Paso Robles ‘12….150

Lateral Bordeaux Style Blend, Napa Valley ‘12….63

Flora Springs, “Trilogy”, Napa Valley ‘12….90

Opus One, Napa Valley ‘12….240

Buoncristiani, “OPC (Old Pop’s Cuvee)”, Napa Valley ’12….81

Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf du Pape ‘10….148

Chateau Beaurenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape, ’13….47 (½ bottle)

Vistalba “Corte B” Malbec Blend, Mendoza ‘13….48

The Prisoner, Napa Valley ’14….84

Cain Concept “The Benchlands”, Napa Valley ’10….85

“Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit.  Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living. -Robert Mondavi

 

DESERT WINES

Dessert wines are not only a fabulous way to finish a meal but are some of the most fascinating wines of the world.  We have selections from 4 different regions famous for their late harvest, sweet and sticky wines:

Husch Late Harvest Gewurztraminer, Anderson Valley ’13….10
honeysuckle, spice, orange peel

Chateau Grand-Jauga, Sauternes ’11….12
apricot, almond, honey

Kracher Cuvee Beerenauslese, Burgenland ’11….17
honeycomb, apricot, tangerine

Jackson-Triggs Icewine, Niagara Peninsula ’13….15
rich papaya, mango, apricot

BIG BOTTLES

Big bottles are more than just a lot of fun.  Many believe that wines age better in big bottles.  I think that it has to do with the molecular structure of wines and the fact that the bigger the vessel the more room you have for your molecular friends to join you in the aging process aka party.  Let’s face it, better to age with friends than all alone.  It is only 2 bottles so don’t let it scare you away.  Here are a few parties in a bottle for you to share with your friends:

 Magnums

Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ‘14….132

Rose Rock Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills ’14….100

La Jota Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain ‘12….260

Groth Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ‘12….136

Grgich Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ‘10….158

Corison, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ’13….210

Ridge Monte Bello Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains ’13….380

BEER & COCKTAILS

LADERA COCKTAILS

Sangria….10
Wine, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Brandy, Peach Schnapps, Fruit Garnish

LaderaRita….11
Patron Silver, Cointreau, Fresh Lime, Sweet & Sour, Grand Marnier, Rocks

Cucumber Mojito….11
Re:Find Cucumber Vodka, Muddled Mint & Cucumber, Fresh Lime, Simple Syrup

Very Berry Mojito (limited availability)….13
House Infused Blueberry Vodka, Muddled Raspberries, Lime & Mint, Simple Syrup

Moscow Mule….10
Russian Standard Vodka, Bunderberg Ginger Beer, Fresh Lime, Bitters

Bumbletini….12
Belvedere Unflitered Vodka, Lavender-Honey Simple Syrup, Meyer Lemon

Green Lantern Martini….10
Stolichnaya Vodka, Melon Liquor, Pineapple Juice, Grenadine

Chocolate Cherry Martini….12
Grey Goose Noir Vodka, Bailey’s, Kahlua, Frangelico

Cielo Rosso….11
Campari, No. 209 Gin, Grapefruit, Lemon, Basil, Simple Syrup

Royal Comfort….12
Crown Royal, Amaretto, So. Comfort, Orange, Cranberry, Pineapple

Ladera Manhatten….12
Templeton Rye Whiskey, Antica Vermouth, Angostura Bitters, Cherry

Blood Orange Cosmo….12
Blood Orange Vodka, Cranberry Juice, Lime, Orange

BEER

DRAFT                                                                                                              

Stella Artois….6

Guinness Stout….6

Sierra Nevada Torpedo….6

Seasonal Draft….6

Modelo Especial….6

BOTTLED – Imported

Heineken….6  

Amstel Light….6

Beck’s NA….6

Negra Modelo….6

Modelo Especial….6

Corona….6

Weinhenstephener Hefe Weissbier….7

Schonramer Gold (pint)….10

BOTTLED – Domestic

Budweiser….5

Bud Light….5

Coors Light….5

Sam Adams Lager….6

Michelob Ultra….6

Angry Orchard….6

Clown Shoes Galactica….7

Old Rasputin Stout….7

O’Douls NA….6

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.”  ― Abraham Lincoln