Libations

Libations in Palmer AK

Albariño Spanish white varietal producing a crisp, fruity
wine similar to Riesling.
Barbera A prolific Italian variety grown in Piedmont, making
light, fresh, fruity wines that are gradually growing in quality and
popularity.
Bordeaux Not a grape, but a French Bordeaux region blend of
predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc (<10%).
Cabernet Franc Cabernet Franc is the third component (albeit a very
small role) in Bordeaux (and Meritage) wines. It is rare to see a varietal of
just Cabernet Franc, but it tends to produce a slightly earthy style of wine
that is very aromatic.
Cabernet Sauvignon The primary grape used in Bordeaux and Meritage red
wines. It provides elegance and structure. Flavors are of blackcurrants and
cedar, but in other areas may include green peppers and mint.
Carmenère See also Grand Vidure. Primary grape of Chile
producing bold red wines, it is sometimes mistaken for Merlot.
Chardonnay This classic variety is responsible for producing
the greatest white Burgundies and is one of the three major grape types used
in the production of Champagne. Also known as Muscadet, Pinot blanc and Pinot
chardonnay.
Chenin Blanc A variety used in the Chenin Blanc region of France.
Good acidity level, thin skin and a high natural sugar content, making it
very suitable for either sparkling or sweet wines, although some dry wines,
are made from it.
Cinsault A prolific grape found mainly in southern Rhone and
Languedoc-Roussillon vineyards, where it makes robust, well-coloured wines.
Best results are obtained when it is blended, as at Chateauneuf-du-Pape, for
example.
Dolcetto Well-known grape widely grown in Piedmont region of
Italy. Has synonym name Nera Dolce, meaning “Sweet Black” in
english. Has aroma flavors described as reminiscent of almond and liqorice.
Gewürztraminer Means “spice” in German. It has a slight
grapefruit, ground pepper, floral, and nutty taste. In Alsace it is drier
than the German versions and usually medium-bodied. Also grown in Italy,
California, Canada, and Australia.
Grenache (noir) Common in the Rhone and Spain (as Garnacha), it is a
deeply colored, fruity red, but a bit on the rustic side. Usually blended and
primarily found in the wines of the Southern Rhone.
Grenache Blanc The white Grenache variant that is widely planted in
France and Spain. It is an ancient Spanish variety that has the potential to
produce a good-quality, full-bodied wine.
Johannisberg Riesling A synonym often used to distinguish a wine made from
the true Riesling grape. It is said to be at its best in the Rheingau
vineyards of Johannisberg thus the name.
Malbec A grape traditionally used in Boreaux blends to
provide color and tannin. Also grown in the Loire, Cahors and Mediterranean
regions, and is THE red grape in Mendoza. Black cherry, tobacco and chocolate
flavors.
Malvasia Most widely used as Malvasia Bianca. It can produce
wines in a wide variety of styles ranging from very dry to very sweet. In any
form, the wines have aromas of pears and spice with fresh fruity flavors.
Meritage Not a grape, but a California-style blend of
predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc (<10%). It has
qualities and similarities that often rival its French Bordeaux red wine
cousin.
Merlot This is an early ripening grape, with gentle flavors
of plum, cherry, and sometimes toffee. In some areas of France, it can take
over as the main grape in the Bordeaux blend.

SPARKLING

Champagne, Perrier Jouet, Grand Brut, NV ……………………………………………79
Cava, Sparkling Brut, Segura Viudas, Spain (187ml) ……………………………6.50
Sparkling Red Wine, Rosa Regale, Banfi, Italy (187ml) …………………………..10
Sparkling Riesling, Dr. L, Mosel, Germany …………………………………………….27
Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir, Graham Beck, Brut, S Africa (375ml) …..22

WHITE & ROSE

Albarino, Martin Codax, Rias Baixas, Spain……………………………………………28
Albarino, Vionta, Rias Baixas, Spain ……………………………………………………..35
Chardonnay, Rodney Strong, Sonoma County, CA ………………………. 6.50 / 24
Chardonnay, Roche de Bellene, Bourgogne, France …………………………………36
Chardonnay (100%), Dominique Piron, Beaujolais Blanc, France ……………..37
Gewurztraminer, Villa Wolf, Pfalz, Germany ………………………………………….25
Moscato, Ecco Domani, (still), Puglia, Italy…………………………………………….25
Pinot Gris, King Estate, Lorane Valley, OR………………………………….. 7.50 / 29
Riesling, Dr. L, Mosel, Germany……………………………………………………… 6 / 23
Sauvignon Blanc, Massimo, Marlborough, New Zealand………………………….31
Sauvignon Blanc, Hanna, Russian River Valley, CA………………………….. 8 / 31
White Blend, Conundrum, Rutherford, CA …………………………………… 8.50 / 33
Pinot Noir Rose, Villa Wolf, Pfalz, Germany ………………………………………….24

 

Mourvédre An excellent-quality grape variety that has been
used in Chateauneuf-du-Pape blends in recent years. It is grown under the
name of Monastrell in Spain and Mataro in Australia and a popular grape in
Chile.
Muscadelle Part of the confusing-Musc-series, Muscadelle is one
of the white grapes grown in Bordeaux. Not related to the Muscat grape, but
does have a grapey-tasting flavor. This grape is most well known for its use
in the Tokay.
Muscadine Grown almost exclusively in the southeastern U.S.
and in Mexico, the Muscadine is a large grape with a thick skin. It is very
hearty, very aromatic, and grows in regions that may be inhospitable to other
grapes.
Muscat A family name for numerous related varieties, sub-varieties and localized clones of the same variety, all of which have a distinctive musky aroma and a pronounced grapey flavour. The wines produced range from dry to sweet, still to sparkling and fortified.
Muscat This is a very grapey-tasting grape that doesn’t
ripen easily. There are various varieties of Muscat, such as Muscat blanc,
Moscato (Italy), which is used for the sparkling Asti Spumanti wines, and
Muscadel.
Nebbiolo This is a late ripening grape that’s known for being
tannic, pruny, tarry and chocolaty. It is notoriously difficult to grow, but
adds complexity and ageability to wines. Also known as Spanna.
Petite Sirah Often confused as a relative of the Syrah grape, but
really a different varietal. It produces intensely flavored wines with a lot
of tannin.
Pinot Gris This is a clone of Pinot Noir, grown in France,
Germany, Austria, Italy, and along the west coast of the US. It’s also known
as Rulander or Grauer Burgunder. It can be used to create both fine whites
and roses’.
Pinot Noir Used to produce Burgundy wine and makes wines which are moderately fruity with noticeable red-berry (stawberry, cherry, raspberry) floral, and spicy aromas. Usually medium-bodied, dry, and light to moderately tannic. Without skins, they are used in Champagne.
Pinotage Developed in the early 1900’s and used primarily by
South Africa, Pinotage is a mix between pinot noir and cinsaut. The grape
makes a wine that is hearty, with a fruity and spice taste.
Riesling Most fine German wines from the Moselle and Rhine
areas are made from Riesling, which may have floral, fruity (citrus, peach,
apricot, pineapple) and honey aromas. Light to medium- bodied.
Sangiovese The principal variety used in Chianti, it is grown
in Italy’s Tuscany region. In a pure varietal form it has floral, herbal and
cherry aromas, and now popular in California.
Sauvignon Blanc This grape is grown primarily in California and
France. It has a grassy flavor and makes a crisp, light wine. The same grape
is used in Fumé Blanc wine, which is its "drier" version.
Semillon This thin-skinned, grape ripens early and is used
mostly in Bordeaux, France. It has a grassy, "figgy" flavor. It is
also grown and showing promise in Australia and California, and is often
blended with Sauvignon Blanc.
Shiraz Australian grape varietal. See Syrah
Syrah The name is derived from Shiraz, the capital of
Fars, a province of Iran. In Hermitage, in the northern Rhone, the grape
makes big, rich tannic wines with a good deal of fruit. Known as Shiraz in
Australia.
Tempranillo The most important variety in Rioja, where it is
traditional to blend the grapes. Also grown in Argentina. Many pure
Tempranillo wines though, are of excellent quality, producing long-lived
wines of some finesse and complexity.
Viognier This varietal originated in Condrieu, on the
northern Rhone. It is predominately found in the Rhone Valley and now
California. Noted for spice, floral, citrus, aprict, apple, and peach
flavors.
Zinfandel Regarded in California as a native grape, but may
have its heritage as the Primativo grape of Italy. Used for the origional
"blush" wines but usually make jammy, spicy wines.

 

RED

Amarone, Santori, Vento, Italy ………………………………………………………………67
Barbera, Batisiolo, Piedmont, Italy…………………………………………………………43
Barbera, “R”, Amador County, CA ………………………………………………………..46
Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenere, Antu, Niquin, Chile ………………………………40
Cabernet Sauvignon, Uppercut, Napa Valley, CA ……………………………………37
Cabernet Sauvignon, Twenty Bench, Napa Valley, CA………………… 11.50 / 44
Garnacha/Grenache, Las Rocas, Cataluyna, Spain……………………………… 7 / 27
Malbec, Dona Paula, Mendoza, Argentina ………………………………………… 7 / 27
Malbec, Gauchezco Plata, Mendoza, Argentina……………………………………….48
Merlot, Bin 181, Lodi, CA……………………………………………………………….. 7/ 27
Petite Syrah, Girard, Napa Valley, CA ……………………………………………………49
Pinot Noir, Belle Glos, Meiomi, Monteray, Santa Barbara, Sonoma, CA 8 / 30
Pinot Noir, Rodney Strong, Russian River Valley, CA……………………………..38
Pinot Noir, Chehalem, Three Vineyards, Willamette Valley, OR……………….40
Red Blend, “R”, 1448, Sierra Nevada, CA ………………………………………………30
Shiraz/Syrah, Greg Norman, Limestone Coast, Australia ………………………….26
Syrah/Shiraz, Cline, Sonoma Coast, CA ………………………………………. 7.50 / 29
Sangiovese, Maryhill, Columbia Valley, WA ……………………………………. 8 / 30
Zinfandel, Sobon, Fiddletown Vineyard, Amador, CA ……………………………..40

SWEET AND DESSERT

Deco, Chocolate Port, Sonoma County, CA, (500ml)…………………………. 7 / 33
Warre’s, Optima 10, Ten year old tawny port, Portugal, (500ml)…….. 9.50 / 45
R. L. Buller, Tawny Port, Australia, (750ml) …………………………………….. 9 / 40
R. L. Buller, Fine Tokay, Australia, (375ml) …………………………………………..23

DRAUGHT BEERS

5 a pint

Arkose Brewery, Bitter Earth
Glacier Brewhouse, Hefeweizen
Glacier Brewhouse, Raspberry Wheat
Kenai River Brewing Co., Skilak Scottish Ale
Midnight Sun Sockeye Red, IPA
Denali Brewhouse, Chuli Stout
JK’s Scrumpy Hard Apple Cider (unfiltered & organic) 22oz bottle…………..11

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