Monday, June 22, 2009

Neil Ellis' “The Left Bank” & other wines by the glass

Our wine list is updated nightly just like our dinner menu, and you are sure to find something you enjoy with 17 wines served by the glass that are constantly changing. Here are two recent additions:

The Left Bank, Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz blend
This great little red comes from Western Cape in South Africa. Made by renowned wine maker Neil Ellis from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, the wine carries flavors of plum, blackberry and a touch of cedar; smoky and spicy with gentle soft tannins.

Kurt Angerer, Kies, Grüner Veltliner
The Angerer family has made wine in the Kamptal region of Austria since the 1800s and this wine is a very good example of the classic style of the house. Mid body with citrus tones, underlying minerality and a little peppery edge; great for drinking this time of the year.

Aria's wines by the glass
Champagne, Louis Roederer, Brut Premier, Reims
Sparkling, Schramsberg Brut Rosé, Mirabelle, North Coast NV
Prosecco di Conegliano, Collalto, Brut, Veneto NV

Riesling Kabinett, Gysler, Rheinhessen, Germany 07
Alsatian Blend, Albert Boxler, Edelzwicker, Alsace, France 06
Grüner Veltliner, Kurt Angerer, Kies, Kamptal, Austria 08
Sauvignon Blanc, Vincent Delaporte, Sancerre, France 06
Chardonnay, Saintsbury, Unfiltered, Carneros, Sonoma 07
Chardonnay, Scarbolo, Friuli, Italy 06
Rosé of Grenache, Domaine Ott, Les Domaniers, Provence, France 07

Gamay, Potel-Aviron, Beaujolais Villages, France 07
Pinot Noir, Belle Glos, Meiomi, Sonoma Coast 07
Cabernet Franc, Lang & Reed, North Coast, CA 07
Sangiovese/Cabernet/Merlot, Querciabella, Mongrana, Tuscany 07
Zinfandel Blend, Ridge Vineyards, Lytton Springs, California 06
Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz, Neil Ellis, Left Bank, South Africa 07
Cabernet Sauvignon, Lariat, Napa Valley 05

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A new seasonal dish on ARIA's menu

Fresh hazelnut crusted Blue Ridge Mountain Trout with crab smashed potatoes, slow roasted tomatoes, fresh artichokes and English peas.
A seasonal dish from our Chef Gerry Klaskala