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by the glass
 

bubbly

nicholas pearce ‘ward 5 brut blanc’ 13/55

lighthall vineyards (sauv. blanc, vidal) cherry valley, vqa pec
crisp, floral and bracing with surprisingly tiny bubbles, dry and versatile

pink

los vascos rosé (cabernet sauvignon, syrah) 12/56

chile 2018
pale, juicy, and bright: aromas of cherry pomegranate, strawberries, & blossoms. persistent

cold red

rosewood, “notorious ptg” (80/20 gamay/pinot noir) 14/62

niagara peninsula 2019
mouth-watering, juicy cranberry, sour cherry, stone fruit, strawberry. served cold. über patio wine

 

 

 

white

vincent caillé ‘mouton noir’ (melon de bourgogne)14/65

muscadet, loire, 2018
perfect tension between lively brightness & lees-y richness

Meinklang grüner veltliner 15/72

austria 2019

crisp and bright, dry, green apple, lime, peach, and that telltale grüner white pepper aroma

hidden bench ‘bistro’ riesling 13/52

beamsville bench vqa 2016
sweet white fruits meet zesty lime, lemon, and mandarin

rosehall run chardonnay “jcr”13/52

prince edward county vqa
super drinkable. beautifully balanced with not too much new oak, leamon cream, almond citrus

 

 

 

 

red

leaning post gamay “wismer-armbrust” 15/63

twenty mile bench vqa 2019
juicy and earthy: forest floor, black cherry, blackberry, beet, black current. long, silky finish

punset ‘neh!’ langhe rosso (dolcetto, barbera, nebbiolo) 15/67

piedmont, italy 2015
‘neh’ ≠ ‘meh’! ripe cherry–berry fruit, mushroom, tar and earth. fresh finish

hidden bench ‘bistro red’́ (cab franc, mal, merl, cab.s.) 14/63

beamsville bench vqa 2013
rich palate. dark-fruited. sturdy & polished. well made.

 
 
by the bottles

bubbly

 

vigneto saetti lambrusco! (salamino de croce) 75

n.v. rosso viola igp, emilia-romagna, Italy
embrace the darkness! purple, off-dry, savory, mouth-filling fizz

supernatural wine co. sauvignon blanc “pet nat” 97

hawkes bay, new zealand 2018
biscuit, apple, lemons aromas. creamy, citrusy, buttered toast palate

larmandier-bernier “latitude” extra brut blanc de blancs 195

nv premier cru, champagne, france
graceful. apple, brioche, citrus, white flowers, honey, sea air

marie courtin “efflorescence” extra brut blanc de noirs 222

champagne, france
delicate yet powerful, toasty yet tart, rich yet precise. special

hidden bench ‘natur’ zero dosage (70 chd, 30 pn.) 90

beamsville bench vqa 2013
gorgeous, broad, brioche-y palate, fine mousse, crisp finish

 

 

white wine

 

a little bit in-between, weight-wise

luna gaia “agramante” grillo 69

sicily, italy 2018
floral, citrusy, herbal aromas. stone-fruit, tropical palate. lemony finish

pardevalles albarin (not albariño!) 67

d.o. terra de leone, spain 2018
simultaneously tropical and herbaceous, rich and bright

mg vom sol “little buteo” grüner veltliner 73

veinviertel, austria 2017
deceptive, gains weight with airing. melon, apple, lime, vanilla

barbara tivitti (inzolia) 69

menfi doc, sicily 2018
pear, straw & almond nose. golden raisin, chamomile, sea water, soft

bernard defaix chablis aoc (chardonnay) 99

burgundy, france 2017
impressively silky and long. grapefruit, pear, herbs, lychee

trail estate riesling (barrel-ferment) 88

foxcroft vineyard, twenty-mile bench vqa 2017
different! peachy, citrus-y nose. tropical, rich palate, stony finish

richer, weightier, white wines

trail estate unfiltered chardonnay 89

estate, prince edward county vqa 2018
round palate meets stony minerality. caramel creaminess. soft finish

morandin chardonnay 75

sangreal vineyard, prince edward county vqa 2016
classic county chardonnay. delicate yet rich white fruit. fully oaked

closson chase chardonnay “south clos” 93

prince edward county vqa 2016
orange zest, crème brûleé, brioche, honey…balanced and long

blankbottle “the empire strikes back” (rhône-ish blend) 99.99

stellenbosch, south africa 2018
passionfruit, lime, grapefruit, honey, tiny bit funk, weighty yet lively

domaine nigri jurançon sec “pierre de lune” 73

south west france 2016
roasted and spiced honey. hedonistic, waxy-rich but lively

 
 

zippy + refreshing

les equilibristes “hirsute” (semillion, sauv. blanc, chenin) 60

southwest france 2018
deep colour, orange zest, spice, sea water, ripe stone-fruit, melon

ökonomierat rebholz sylvaner trocken 83

pfalz, germany 2017
brushy-bright and focused. almond-y palate, green & fresh

aromatic & semi-aromatic whites

five rows riesling 85

lowrey vineyards, st. david’s bench vqa 2017
sweet honeyed pear-peachy fleshiness, flowers, lemon, lime

five rows sauvignon blanc 95

lowrey vineyards, st. david’s bench vqa 2017
hardest to find of all 5r’s wines. closer to bordeaux than nz, creamy, complex

 
 
red wine
 

reds in a lighter, brighter light

morandin pinot noir sangreal vineyard 85

prince edward county vqa 2017
perfectly elegant embodiment of county pinot: light body, rich flavours

domaine giachino mondeuse 92

savoie, france 2017
light- bodied but plummy, juicy, funky, floral, super drinkable

karlo estates pinot noir ‘lake on the mountain’ 82

prince edward county vqa 2017
lifted and bright: red fruit, earth and nutty oak, fresh finish,

la moresca ‘nerocapitano’ (frappato) 99

sicily, italy 2018
aged in concrete. funky, w. fresh red fruit, orange peel, herb flowers

dom. de la garrelière “sans tra-la-la” gamay 87

touraine, loire, france 2018
juicy and pure, medium bodied. bright red fruit, herbal notes, clean

stephane aviron cote de brouilly (gamay, vielle vignes) 75

cru beaujolais, france 2014
aging well, nicely integrated oak, substantial, drinks like burgundy

hervé souhaut ‘la souteronne’ gamay 117

st. joseph, rhône, france 2017
fruit, cocoa, herbs, flower, earth. a powerful iteration of gamay

punchy & spicy middleweight reds

arnaud lambert “terres rouge” (cabernet franc) 82

saumur champigny, loire valley, france 2017
crushed cherries, earth, flowers, te,. fragrant and fresh

les equilibristes “hirsute” (cabernet franc, merlot) 63

2018, southwest france
a juicy, deeply colored “glou-glou” wine that loves anything fatty

stephan guion ‘cuvee prestige’ (cabernet franc) 81

bourgueil, loire valley 2016
ripe red & dark fruit, herbs, flowers. silky, broad mouthfeel, nimble

occhipinti frappato 139

sicily, italy 2017
bored with pinot? you’ll want this. pure, fresh, minerality, long finish

c.o.s. cerasuolo di vittoria (nero d’avila, frappato) 119

sicily, italy 2016
deep colour, smooth tannins, red, tarry, fruit & earth, long, stony finish

occhipinti “sp68” (frappato & nero d’avila) 88

sicily, italy 2017
dark berries, bright plums, herbs, flowers, minerality

athlètes du vin chinon (cabernet franc) 79

loire valley, france 2017
what summertime needs: brightly red-fruited, savory, crisp, and long

 
 

fuller, richer reds

g.d. vajra barolo ‘bricco della viole’ 239

piedmont, italy 2014
perfumed, silky, and pure. “stunning”: a.g. 96pts

venus la universal “dido” (grenache, syrah, etc) 90

monsant, spain 2017
powerful red fruit, balsamic, spice, flowers, minerality, forest floor

jiménez-landi “las uvas de la ira” (garnacha) 111

mentrida, spain 2016
at once rich and light. lifted cherry, spice, savoury, minerality, tannins

horizonte de exopto (tempranillo, garnacha, graciano) 99

rioja, spain 2016
elegant & powerful. cola & black cherries in “grippy” new french oak

flavio fanti “la palazzetta” rosso di montalcino 81

tuscany, italy 2018
powerful expression of sangiovese, plush red fruit framed by slavonian oak