The Wine List

wineLooking for a bottle mentioned in a previous blog post? Well, you’re in luck. Either search the “tags” section of Ink for “wine,” or scroll through the list below to find your favorite label. Check back for special Wine List Extras. Cheers.


Crento Malbec

Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel 

Benzinger Cabernet Sauvignon

Ancient Vines Cline Zinfandel

Josh Cabernet Sauvignon

Chateau St. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon

Tandem Blend (Syrah/Grenache)

Francis Coppola Black Diamond Claret

The Federalist Lodi Zinfandel

Kirkland Signature: Willamette Valley 2015

Cigar Zinfandel

7 Moons Red Blend

Paringa Sparkling Shiraz

Stella Rosso – Rosa

Francis Ford Coppola – Director’s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon

Menage a Trois Silk

Callia Bella – Syrah/Malbec blend

Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot

Yarden Merlot

Root: 1 – Cabernet Sauvignon

4 Daughters Pinot Noir

Wine List Extra! Peckerhead Red – Grace Hill Winery – Whitewater, KS – $14: Let’s be honest, you did not think of having your wine imported…from Kansas. This one is WORTH IT! A blend of Chambourcin, Norton, and Concord, this sweet red wine is bursting with strawberry flavors, with a peppery finish. Grace Hill will ship to 35 states, and you might as well just order a case!

Wine List Extra! Cinque Figlie 2015 – Villa Bellezza – Pepin, WI – $25: While I promise the bulk of the wine list choices will be more widely distributed and accessible, these wine list extras are the bonus bottles worth searching for! Villa Bellezza winery is a blast to visit in general, and this bottle of semi-sweet red is the reason I belong to their case club! Notes of black cherry, dried fruit, and a hint of mocha. This one is an award winner and completely and utterly drinkable!


Prairie Fume – Wollersheim Winery – Prairie Du Sac

Maui Splash – Hawaii

Gazela Vinho Verde

Cupcake Pinot Grigio

Starling Castle Riesling

Bread & Butter Chardonnay

Wine List Extra! Tavola 2016 – Villa Bellezza – Pepin, WI – $16: This is to white what the Cinque Figlie is to reds, a local wine that’s flavorful, semi-sweet, with bright fruity tones and a clean finish. This is one of those white wines that satisfies just about every palette. And again, if you’re not planning your day trip to Villa Bellezza, you’re missing out on more than just a good bottle of wine. Can’t make the trip? They have more limited shipping options, but will currently deliver in 10 states.

Rose and Sparkling

RUZA white zinfandel

LaMarca Prosecco

Aimé Roquesante Côtes de Provence Rosé

Roscato Rose Dulce

Taralyn Sparkling Moscato

Whispering Angel rose

Risata Moscato d’Asti

Wine List Extra! Roscato: Rosso Dulce – Lombardy Region, Italy – $10: This almost qualifies as a straight Red, but the bottle will fizz when you open it, and there are definite bubbles involved, so be prepared for a little sparkle. Roscato makes a whole line of these sweet, semi-sparkling wine varieties, but the Rosso Dulce is the best for summer patio evenings, appetizer pairings, or a fresh dessert style wine that isn’t as sweet as an ice wine or heavy as a port.


Fonseca Late Bottled Vintage 2011 Port



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