Library Wine List
~Here we have in our Library a small collection of our older vintage wines that we’ve kept cellared for you, the wine lover and collector.
The Library Reserve List
Updated December, 2018
2016 AMANTI $75
San Diego County ~ Kotsios vineyard – Escondido – Cabernet Franc Means vineyard – Valley Center – Sangiovese
50% Cabernet Sauvignon/ 50% Sangiovese
Amanti, Meaning ‘lovers’ in italian, this super tuscan-esque blend of cabernet franc and sangiovese was a match made in heaven. light red fruit on the nose with a deep mid palette body. notes of lavender, pomegranate, raspberry, black pepper, toasted oak, vanilla.
2016 CABERNET FRANC $75
San Diego County ~ Means vineyard – Valley Center – Cabernet Franc
90% Cabernet franc/10% Syrah
This light, fruity, juicy Cab Franc is a perfect example of a warmer-climate red. Refreshing and floral on the nose with a satisfyingly full body on the palette. Notes of green pepper, black fig compote, maraschino cherry. 12 months on American medium toast barrel.
2014 SYRAH $75
San Diego County ~ Bernardo Winery estate vineyard – “La Vista”
85% Syrah/15% Petite Sirah
A limited hand-bottled release of the small, herbaceous crop we get from our estate syrah vineyard. Planted in decomposed granite and sandy loam soil on its own roots, this syrah embodies its terrior: savouriness, volcanic rock and salts. Akin to coastal sicilian reds like Nero di Avola with primary notes of boysenberry, cassis, prune, and tertiary notes of steeped tea leaves and toasted oak. $75
2015 SYRAH $75
Ramona Valley AVA
Rancho Vino Vineyard – Ramona valley – Syrah
a gold metal winner at the san diego county fair, this feminine syrah is ripe with primary flavors of cherry, spiced cranberry juice, strawberry jam and secondary and tertiary flavors of sweet toasted oak and fresh vanilla. A light but satisfying body with a broad balanced mouth feel.
2015 PETITE SIRAH $75
San Diego County
Winter vineyard – Bonsall– Petite Sirah
Petite sirah, specifically from this very well-manicured vineyard in bonsal, has been our cornerstone deep, full bodied, tannic red wine for years. Notes of fresh honey and blueberry pie on the nose with drawing, broad, greasy-food-cutting tannin on the palette. Drinkable now after almost 2 years in the bottle, but age-able for decades, this red will satisfy the fresh fruit/tannin-forward wine drinker. Pairs exquisitely with the BW Kitchen’s signature pasta dishes.
3 GENERATION 50 YEAR PORT (includes commemorative display box)
Bernardo Winery | Numbered, Limited bottling | $150
This port is a culmination of 3 generations of winemaking at Bernardo, made with Tokay, Grenache and Muscat of Alexandria as the base wine and the brandy that was distilled here on property over 50 years ago. Rich Caramel, butterscotch, oaky overtones on the nose, with a full rich mouthfeel and brandy-esque finish.
A wonderful and meaningful gift for a wine or port lover or special treat for yourself.