WINE AT LADERA

As a recipient of the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 5 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 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 two outstanding vintages to pour via Coravin giving you an opportunity to taste and enjoy them without investing in an entire bottle.  Limited quantities available.

DAOU Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ‘15

This rich and full-bodied wine displays aromas of jasmine and violets with concentrated flavors of blue and black fruits, graphite, ash and crushed rock-like minerality. The texture is seamless and accompanied by plum, black currant, and blueberry flavors with hints of vanilla and pipe tobacco. The long finish resonates with notes of rich chocolate. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Glass 20      ½ Glass 10      Bottle 80

Beaulieu Vineyards, Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon, Private Reserve, Napa Valley ‘12

Beaulieu Vineyards dates back to 1900 when Georges and Fernande de Latour purchased property in Napa Valley that would eventually become the heart of the famed Rutherford AVA and their first vineyard.  40 years later they released the first Napa “cult” wine at the urging of famed winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff.  Dark fruit characters, asphalt, bold tannins and a plush texture make this a remarkable wine and a unique opportunity for our guests as we have been cellaring this for over 2 years just for you.  Predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, (exact blend unavailable).

Glass 45      ½ Glass 23      Bottle 175

 

Lineage by Steven Kent Winery, Livermore Valley ‘12

This wine, California’s “First Growth”, from Steven Mirrassou’s winery in Livermore Valley 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 40      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

Buoncristiani Triad Blanc, Napa Valley 2015

Unique and delicious blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier

Glass                          12
½ decanter                 23
Full decanter              45

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

Michel Olivier, Cremant de Limoux, Brut NV….14/54
delicate, citrus, white flower

Moët Chandon Imperial Brut, Epernay, NV….18/72
almonds, brioche, citrus, acacia

Ruinart Brut Rosé, Reims NV….32/125
hibiscus, raspberry, candied orange zest

Riesling, Rosé, Other

Von Simmern Dry Riesling, Rheingau ‘15….12/46
mineral, wet cobblestone, jasmine

Cabaret Rose, Orivebce ’17….10/38
wild strawberries, rose petals, rasberry

Hug Cellars Torrontes, Paso Robles ’16….10/38
eureka lemon, lime zest, star jasimine

Buoncristiani Triad Blanc, Napa Valley ‘15….12/23/45
lemon zest, white peach, asian pear

Pinot Gris/Grigio

Pighin IGT, Friuli ’16….10/38
citrus, pineapple, wisteria

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

Sauvignon Blanc

Mt. Beautiful, North Canterbury ’16….10/38
citrus, grassy, tropical fruit

Henri Bourgeois “Les Baronnes” Sancerre ’16….15/58
melon, wet stone, citrus

 Chardonnay                                                                                                                                                                                          

Navarro, Mendocino ’14….12/46
pear, fuji apple, tropics, wet pebble

Testarossa, Santa Rita Hills  ‘15….16/62
butterscotch, peach, vanilla

Tolosa, Edna Valley, ‘15….14/54
white peach, ripe pear, brioche

HALF BOTTLES

Oh, how we love the ½ bottle. Perfect for lunch, if you like one wine with your 1st course and something different for your 2nd course or if you just fear the big commitment of a 750ml bottle.  Enjoy a selection or 2 from these 375ml gems.

Laurent Perrier Demi-Sec, Tours-sur-Marne NV….51

Ruinart Blanc de Blanc, Reims NV….69

Miraval Rosé, Côtes de Provence ‘15….27

Husch Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino, ‘16….21

Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Blanc, Paso Robles ‘14….32

Plumpjack Chardonnay Reserve, Napa Valley ‘14….56

Ramey Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ‘15….43

Calera Pinot Noir, Central Coast ’14….32

Saintsbury Pinot Noir, Carneros ’15….36

Beaux Freres Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ’16….50

Corison Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ‘13….65

Chateau Beaurenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape, ’13….47

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

Michel Olivier Cremant de Limoux, Brut NV….54

Scharffenberger Brut Rosé, Mendocino County NV….46

Champagne

Laurent Perrier Demi-Sec, Tours-sur-marne NV….51 (half bottle)

Laurent Perrier Brut, Tours-sur-Marne NV….90

Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut, Epernay, NV….72

Perrier Jouet Brut “Belle Epoque”, Epernay ‘04….189

Louis Roederer Brut Premier, Reims NV….85

Veuve Cliquot Brut, Reims NV….95

Veuve Cliquot Brut ‘08….144

Ruinart, Blanc de Blanc, Reims NV….69 (half bottle)

Ruinart, Brut Rose, Reims NV….125

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

Dom Perignon, Grand Cru, Epernay ’06….235

Krug, Grand Cuvee, Reims, NV….245

Paul Bara Brut Rosé Grand Cru Bouzy, NV….90

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

Pighin DOC, Friuli Grave  ‘16….38

J. Dusi, Paso Robles ’16….30

Etude, Napa Valley ‘16….45

Sauvignon Blanc

 Mt. Beautiful, Canterbury ‘16….38

Kathryn Kennedy, California ‘16….42

Twomey, Napa Valley ’16….46

Henri Bourgeois “Les Baronnes” Sancerre ‘16….58

Husch, Mendocino ’15….21 (½ bottle)

Other Interesting Whites/Rosé

Kung Fu Girl Riesling, Columbia Valley ‘15….26

Von Simmern Riesling, Rheingau ‘15….46

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

Buoncristiani Triad Blanc, Napa Valley ‘15….23/45

Hug Cellars Torrontes, Paso Robles ’16….38

Domane Wachau Gruner Veltliner, Wachau ’15….32

Tangent Viognier, Edna Valley ‘13….38

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

Cabaret Rose, Provence ’17….38

Chardonnay

Jean-Marc Brocard, Chablis ‘15….45

Latour “Le Grande Roche” Montagny, Burgundy ‘15….48

Latour Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru ’11….149

Clos la Chance, Monterey ‘16….30

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

Navarro, Mendocino ‘15….46

Desparada, “Wayfinder”, Edna Valley ‘16….62

Ramey Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ‘15….43 (½ bottle)

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

Testarossa, Santa Rita Hills,  ‘15….62

Tolosa, Edna Valley ’15….54

Ferrari-Carano Reserve, Napa Valley, Carneros ‘14….68

Plumpjack Reserve, Napa Valley ’14….54 (1/2 bottle)

Rombauer, Carneros ‘15….63

 

REDS
WINE BY THE GLASS

Pinot Noir

Vinum, Monterey ‘16….10/38
red cherry, colaberry, spice

Adelaida, Adelaida District ‘15….16/62
cranberry chutney, tart cherry, plum

Merlot

Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma County ’14….14/54
plum, dark berry, cedar

Medeiros Family Wines Santa Clara Valley ’14….12/46
blackberry, cherry, mocha

Cabernet Sauvignon

Bishop’s Peak, Paso Robles ’16….12/46
plum, colaberry, light tannin

William Harrison “Simpatico”, Rutherford ‘12….16/62
black cherry, mocha, asphalt

Beaulieu Vineyards, “Georges de Latour”, Napa Valley ‘12….23/3oz.45/6oz 175/bottle
blacktop, tannin, black cherry

DAOU Reserve, Paso Robles ’15…. 10/3oz. 20/6oz. 80/bottled
blackberry, blueberry, graphite

Other

Di Majo Norante Sangiovese, IGT Molise  ‘16….9/34
bright cherry, blackberry, currant

Tablas Creek “Patelin de Tablas Rouge”, Paso Robles, ‘15  ….12/23/45
dark plum, boysenberry, tumbleweed

JD Hurley by Martin Ranch Zinfandel, Santa Clara Valley ‘16….12/46
blackberry jam, dark plum, spice

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

Morgan Syrah G17, Santa Lucia Highlands, ‘15….14/54
berry pie, ripe plum, black pepper

J. Winston Winery Meritage, Santa Clara Valley (California) ’15….16/62
morello cherry, blueberry, mocha

Llama Malbec, Mendoza, ‘16….10/38
cherry, raspberry, tannin

Lineage, Bordeaux Style Blend, Livermore Valley ‘12….21/3oz. 40/6oz 168/bottle
bing cherry, first rain black top, bold yet smooth

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 ‘15….55

Calera, Central Coast ’14….32/62

Calera, Mills Vineyard, Mt. Harlan ‘13….95

Clos de la Tech “Domaine Valeta”, Santa Cruz Mountains ‘08….98

Vinum, Monterey County ‘16….38

Lucienne, Smith Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ‘15…..65

Testarossa, Doctor’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ‘14….97

Adelaida, Adelaida District ‘15….62

Belle Glos, Clark & Telephone, Santa Maria Valley ‘16….87

Melville, Santa Rita Hills, ’13….76

Saintsbury, Carneros ’15….36 (½ bottle)

Flowers, Sonoma Coast ‘14….68

Kistler, Sonoma Coast ‘13….130

Kosta Browne, Sonoma Coast ‘15….145

Walt La Brisa, Sonoma Coast ’16….72

Littorai “Les Larmes”, Anderson Valley ’16….89

Beaux Freres, Willamette Valley ’16….50 (½ bottle)

Antiquum Farm “Juel”, Willamette Valley ‘15….74

Colene Clemens, “Margo”, Chehalem Mountains ‘13….64

Bergstrom, “Cumberland Reserve”, Willamette Valley ‘14….85

Domaine Drouhin, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley ‘15….79

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

Jean-Marc Morey, “Greves”, Beaune 1er Cru ‘11….95

Joseph Drouhin “La Foret”, Burgundy ‘15….38

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 ‘12….65

Selby, Sonoma Coast ’15….42

Duckhorn, Napa Valley ‘13….89

Lateral by Kathryn Kennedy, Napa Valley ’14….69

Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma County ’14….54

Medeiros, Santa Clara Valley ‘14….46

L’Ecole, Colombia Valley ’14….57

Waterbrook Reserve, Walla Walla ‘13….43

Browne Family, Colombia Valley ’13….63

“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, Santa Clara Valley ’10….90

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

Kathryn Kennedy, Santa Cruz Mountains ‘15….66

Smith & Hook, Central Coast  ‘16….47

Daou, Reserve, Paso Robles ‘15….80

End Post, Paso Robles ‘15….38

Bishop’s Peak, Paso Robles ’16….46

William Harrison “Simpatico”, Rutherford ‘13….62

Groth, Napa Valley ’05….155

Groth, Napa Valley ’06….150

Groth, Napa Valley ’07….145

Groth, Napa Valley ‘13….95

Beaulieu Vineyards, “Georges de Latour”, Napa Valley ‘12….23/45/175

Frog’s Leap, Napa Valley ‘13….89

Flora Springs, “Trilogy”, Napa Valley ‘12….110

Ladera, Napa Valley ’14….90

Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley ’13….136

Corison, Napa Valley ’13….126

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

Dominus, Napa Valley ‘11….325

Cardinale, Napa Valley ’13….335

Cakebread Cellars, Napa Valley ‘13….120

Trefethen, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley ‘13….68

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

Opus One, Napa Valley ‘13….300

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

La Jota, Howell Mountain ‘14….150

Jordan, Alexander Valley ‘13….95

Ferrari-Carano, Alexander Valley ’14….62

Silver Oak, Alexander Valley ‘12….104

Silver Oak, Alexander Valley ‘08….145

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

Canvasback, Red Mountain WA ‘12….67

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 ‘16….46

Four Vines “Biker”, Paso Robles ‘13….38

J. Dusi, Dante Dusi Vineyards, Paso Robles ‘15….53

Storybook Mountain, Mayacamus ‘12….66

Limerick Lane, Russian River ‘13….42

Valdez Family, Rockpile ‘13….78

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 ‘14….46

Morgan G17, Santa Lucia Highlands ’15….54

Herman Story “Nuts & Bolts”, Central Coast ‘14….80

Torbreck “Woodcutters”, Barossa Valley, Australia ‘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

Llama Malbec, Mendoza ‘16….38

Guglielmo Barbera, Santa Clara Valley ‘14….39

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

Badia a Coltibuono Sangiovese, Chianti Classico ’15….48

Peppoli Sangiovese by Antinori, Chianti Classico DOCG ‘15….42

Di Majo Norante Sangiovese, IGT Molise  ‘16….34

Vietti Nebbiolo “Perbacco” (“Wow”), Piedmont ‘14….58

Clos de la Tech Nebbiolo, Santa Cruz Mountains ’09….54

Ridge Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley ‘14….58

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

Bodegas de Edgar Tempranillo, Paso Robles, ’15….s48

A Few Red Blends

DAOU, “Mayote”, Paso Robles ‘13 ….150

J Winston Winery Meritage, Santa Clara Valley (California) ’15….62

Lateral Bordeaux Style Blend, Napa Valley ‘14….69

Flora Springs, “Trilogy”, Napa Valley ‘12….110

Opus One, Napa Valley ‘13….300

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

“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

 

DESSERT 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:

Late Harvest, Sweet & Sticky

Husch Late Harvest Gewurztraminer, Anderson Valley ‘14….10

Chateau Grand Jauga, Sauternes ’11….14

Kracher Cuvee Beerenauslese, Burgenland ’11….17

Jackson-Triggs Icewine, Niagara ’14….15

Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos, Tokaji, Hungary ’09….18

Laurent Perrier Champagne Demi-Sec, Tours-sur-Marne NV….51 (½ bottle)

Fortified

Blandy’s Bual 5yr, Madiera….10

T’Albala Don PX (Pedro Ximenex) Sherry, 14’….15

T’Albala Don PX (Pedro Ximenex) Sherry, 87’….25

Heitz Ink-Grande Vineyard “Port”, Napa NV….14

Graham’s 10 yr Tawny Port, Portuagal NV….11

Graham’s Vintage Port, Portugal NV….30

Dow’s Late Bottled Vintage Port, Portugal ’11….10

Sandeman 20 yr Tawny Port, Portugal NV….18

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 ‘14….175

Corison, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ’14….210

Ridge, Monte Bello, Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mnts ’13….380

BEER & COCKTAILS
LADERA COCKTAILS

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

Jalapeno Margarita….12
Patron Silver, Minced Jalapeno, Fresh Lime, Agave Nectar, Cointreau, Rocks

Cucumber Mojito….12
Re:Find Cucumber Vodka, Muddled Mint & Cucumber, Fresh Lime, Simple Syrup

Hanger Mule….12
Hanger One Vodka, Bunderberg Ginger Beer, Fresh Lime, Bitters

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

My Old Friend Tom Collins ….10
Junipero Dry Gin, Fresh Squeezed Lemon, Simple Syrup, Sparkling Water

Classic Mai Tai….12
Denizen 8yr Rum, Pineapple Infused Rum, Fresh Lime, Orgeat, Orange Curacao

Boulevardier….12
Campari, Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey, Antica Sweet Vermouth

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

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

Rye Knot….12
Redemption Rye Whiskey, Agave Nectar, Fresh Lemon, Muddied Mint, Soda Splash

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

BEER

DRAFT                                                                                                              

Stella Artois….6

Elysian Space Dust IPA….6

Firestone 805….6

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale….6

Seasonal Draft….6

BOTTLED – Imported

Amstel Light….6

Modelo Especial….6

Corona….6

Weinhenstephener Hefe Weissbier….7

Schneider Weisse Original (pint)….10

Beck’s (Non-Alcohol)….6

BOTTLED – Domestic

Budweiser….5

Bud Light….5

Coors Light….5

Sam Adams Lager….6

Clown Shoes Galactica….7

Drake’s 1500 IPA….6

Golden State Cider….6

O’Doul’s (Non-Alcohol)….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