Wine & RKR Wine List. Introduction to Wine. Dr. Ben Dewald “Dr. The World ”. Born Holland Lived Mexico French Hotel School Cal Poly, Pomona Over 10 yrs International, Hospitality Experience. ( Europe, Mexico, USA, Asia ) . HK PolyU 9 years Masters in Training Doctorate in Education
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Introduction to Wine
French Hotel School
Cal Poly, Pomona
Over 10 yrs International, Hospitality Experience. (Europe, Mexico, USA, Asia)
HK PolyU 9 years
Masters in Training
Doctorate in Education
Cal Poly 2002
“Wine is the alcoholic beverage obtained from the fermentation of the juice of freshly gathered grapes, the fermentation taking place in the district of origin according to local tradition and practice”
Natural sugar from Carbon dioxide gas
the grape pulp given off
Yeast occurs on the
skin of the grape
SUGAR + YEAST = ALCOHOL + CO2
There are 50 major white grapes grown in the world today, 24 in California alone. The three most important grapes are listed here, ranked by texture from lightest to most full-bodied.
European wines will usually be identified by their appellation; elsewhere wines will be identified by varietal. Grapes Where they grow best
Other significant white wine grapes, listed alphabetically:Grapes Where they grow best
11 Schramsberg “Mirabelle” Brut nv 24
12 Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs, 01, Napa Valley, 375ml 24
13 Roederer Estate Brut, Anderson Valley, Estate Bottled 30
Estate Bottled 33
15 Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne, France 42
16 Borgo Magredo Prosecco NV, Italy 20
17 Maschio Prosecco Brut NV, Italy 18
Recently introduced, it has been very successful thanks to the delicate combination of acidity and fruit. Pleasant and lively on the palate with hints of green apples and wisteria flowers light straw-yellow color with refreshing effervesce.
Accompaniment: The perfect aperitif but also enjoyable with delicate first courses.
Bright and refreshing; peach nectar; citrus and floral aromas; round and flavorful with a long intense finish.
The rosé wine features grapes grown from prize-winning Zinfandel cuttings from the historic De Ambrogio Ranch in Rancho Cucamonga.
This rosé is beautifully vibrant, almost neon pink, with light lavender edges.
The aroma is full of exotic fruit characters: cherries, watermelon and strawberry, all very showy and candy-like. The flavors mimic what the eye and nose behold – crisp fruit flavors that border on sour cherry, sweet watermelon and light strawberry.
The first sip is light and refreshing, certainly an invitation for that second and third sip. Nicely balanced and definitely not too sweet.
Master Winemaker Jon McPherson, South Coast Winery, Temecula
35 Dog Point Vineyard ‘02, Marlborough, New Zealand 37
38 Cambria ‘03, Santa Maria Valley, Katherine’s Vineyard 26
39 Chalone Vineyard, ‘01, Chalone AVA, Estate Bottled 35
40 Dehlinger ‘00, Russian River Valley, Estate Bottled 36
43 Patz & Hall, Dutton Ranch ‘02, Russian River Valley 42
Alamos Chardonnay is made from grapes grown on the eastern slopes of the lower mountains of the Andes.
For more than 100 years the Catena family has been making rich and full-bodied wines that express the full potential of their vineyards.
Similar in style to a California Chardonnay but with a character it's own, Alamos Chardonnay displays flavors of apple, pear and butter that linger through the finish.
This balanced and full-flavored white wine is excellent with grilled fish, chicken, and pasta dishes.
50 Château Reynier Entre-Deux-Mers ’03, France 20
51 Pascal Jolivet ‘03, Sancerre, France 28
52 Brander ‘04/‘05, Santa Ynez Valley 23
Marlborough, New Zealand 28
55 Dog Point Vineyard “Section 94” ‘04,
Marlborough, New Zealand 37
57 Robert Mondavi, ‘03, Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley 21
58 Spottswoode ‘03, Napa Valley 42
59 Lail Vineyards Georgia ‘02, Napa Valley 57
Crisp and dry with aromas of white flowers, grapefruit and lime zest, spicy ginger and hints of mint lead to a palate that's bright with citrus and fresh cut grass.
Try this with oysters or just-plucked-from-the-sea crab with a touch of drawn butter.
70 Bonny Doon Pacific-Rim Riesling 05, Santa Cruz 18
71 Dr. Loosen Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett, 05,
72 Ch. Ste. Michelle Eroica, Riesling 05, Columbia Valley 33
73 Fess Parker White Riesling 05, Santa Barbara County 21
74 Chehalem “Reserve” Dry Riesling 05, Willamette Valley 26
75 Domaines Schlumberger Grand Cru Riesling 04, Alsace, France 33
76 Navarro Vineyards Gewürztraminer 02/05,
Anderson Valley 24
77 Zind Humbrecht Gewürztraminer 01, Alsace, France 50
This Riesling is well balanced, off dry in style and is sure to delight the senses for a refreshing experience.
On the nose, floral hints of honeysuckle abound with notes of orange peel, all-spice and lychee nut.
With its refreshing acidity, peaches, honey, apricot and pineapple shine through on the palate.
80 Albariño 06, Martin Códax, RíasBaixas, Spain 20
81 Champalou 05, Vouvray, France 25
82 PazoSenoransAlbarino 05, Rías Baixas, Spain 31
83 Planeta La SegretaBianco 05, Sicilia, Italy 16
84 VignaltaSirioMoscato del Veneto 05, Italy 22
85 Casal di Serra 05, Verdicchio dei Chastelli di Jesi, Italy 18
86 Vignalta Agno CastoColliEuganei Pinot Bianco 04, Italy 27
87 La Famiglia Pinot Grigio 03, California 20
88 Lungarotti Pinot Grigio 07, Umbria, Italy 21
89 WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris 03, Willamette Valley 26
90 Hugel Tokay Pinot Gris 99/00, Alsace, France 25
91 Ca’del Solo Malvasia Bianca 04, Monterey County 24
92 CastelloBanfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio 06, Toscana 25
93 TriennesViognier, Sainte Fleur 05, France 27
94 BridlewoodViognier 05, Reserve, Estate Bottled 30
95 Vigne RegaliPrincipessaPerlante 06, Italy 23
Vinified in stainless steel tanks at low temperature and kept on the fine lees until bottling.
Has a bit more weight than some pinots grigios, because it’s from the warmer Umbria region.
Aromas of apple and pear, with some minerality. Medium weight and dry, with firm, citrusy acidity. Chalk and almond on the finish.
Accompaniment: excellent aperitif yet perfect with all fish dishes, salads, and pastas.
European wines will usually be identified by their appellation; elsewhere wines will be identified by varietal.
Grapes Where they grow best
Gamay Beaujolais, France
Pinot Noir Burgundy, France; California; Oregon; Champagne, France
Tempranillo Rioja, Spain
Sangiovese Tuscany, Italy
Merlot Bordeaux, France; California; Washington State
Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux, France; California; Chile
Nebbiolo Piedmont, Italy
Syrah/Shiraz Rhone, France; Australia
101 Eberle ‘02, Paso Robles 28
102 Contratto Solus Ad ‘98, Barbera D’Asti, Italy 36
801 Contratto Solus Ad ‘97 Barbera D’Asti , Italy magnum 75
103 Vietti Tre Vigne ‘02, Barbera D’Asti , Italy 29
104 Pio Cesare ‘04, Barbera d’ Alba , Italy 27
111 Seghesio 01, Alexander Valley 30
112 Falchini Chianti Colli Senesi, 05, Italy 20
113 Vignamaggio Chianti Classico 01, Italy 32
114 Selvapiana, Chianti Rufina 99 Riserva
“Vigneto Bucerchiale”, Italy 48
115 Rosso Di Montalcino, Castello Banfi 01, Italy 34
116 Brunello Di Montalcino, Castello Banfi 98, Italy 67
117 Collepino 06, Toscana 17
118 Centine 06, Toscana 20
119 Castello Banfi Cum Laude, Sant’ Antimo 04, Italy 51
Ruby red, pleasantly rich, with appealing flavors of red berries. Warm, intense, dry, and velvety.
Good with heavy antipasto and pasta sauces, roasted poultry and meat, and most cheeses.
121 Aquinas 06, Napa Valley 20
122 Melville 03, Santa Rita Hills, Estate Bottled 36
123 Domaine Serene “Evenstad Reserve 04, Oregon 47
124 Dehlinger 00, Russian River Valley, Estate Bottled 53
125 Robert Mondavi 06, Carneros 28
126 Morgan “12 Clones” 04 33
127 Dog Point Vineyard, 03, Marlborough, New Zealand 45
128 Hitching Post 02/05, Santa Rita Earth 40
129 Domaine Alfred “Califa” 02, Edna Valley 49
141 Raymond Estates 04, California 19
Full-bodied dry red wine; medium deep inky ruby red.
Aromas slightly tobacoo-like, with dark berry fruits to follow (boysenberry, blackberry); fleshy rich fresh fruit flavors.
Round tannins, supple texture, nice fruit richness.
151 Ravenswood Vintner’s Blend ‘03, California 20
152 Frog’s Leap ’03, Napa Valley 33
153 Ravenswood ‘02, Sonoma County 32
155 Howell Mountain Vineyards, Old Vines ‘01, Howell Mtn. 32
156 St. Francis Pagani Vineyard Reserve ‘00, Sonoma Valley 53
161 Echelon 01, EspéranzaVineyard 23
165 Havens 02, Carneros 24
166 Morgan 01, Monterey 33
167 Melville 02, Santa Rita Hills Estate 28
168 GuigalChateauneuf- du-Pape, 01, France 57
169 Groom 02, BarossaValley, Australia 50
204 Frog’s Leap 04, Napa Valley 52
205 Provenance Vineyards 01, Napa Valley 50
206 Jordan 03, Sonoma County 60
207 Louis M. Martini Monte Rosso 99, Sonoma Valley 60
208 Terra Valentine 00, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain 44
209 LyndehurstSpottswoode 05, Napa 57
210 Richard Partridge 00, Napa Valley 53
211 Plumpjack 05, Napa Valley 99
212 Sharecropper’s 06, Columbia Valley 28
Owen Roe's Sharecropper's label pays tribute to the tradition of partnership between landowners and the people who worked the land.
A blend of fruit from five vineyards - Outlook, 6 Prong, Elerding, Kestrel and Seven Hills - in four different Washington growing regions. The thoughtful vineyard selection, combined with the long 2007 growing season has created a wine that is complex and food-friendly. Savory herbs, blackberry and plum notes dominate the nose, complemented by cedary spice, all mirrored on the palate.
A perfect pairing for coffee braised bison short ribs.
Meritage, rhymes with “heritage”. Meritage wines reflect the wine maker’s influence in blending Bordeaux grape varietals.
224 Ch. De Reignac 01, Bordeaux, France 44
225 Double T by Trefethen 03, Napa Valley 30
226 Ch. Reynier “Cuvee Heritage” 01, Bordeaux, France 30
227 Ch. Faugeres 00, St. Emilion Grand Cru, France 66
228 Aquinas Red Table Wine 99, Napa Valley 45
229 Joseph Filippi “CinqVignobles” 03, library reserve 38
230 DeuxMondes, by Joseph Fillipi 03, Cucamonga Valley 55
231 Lail, J. Daniel Cuvee, Napa Valley, 00 80
232 VignaltaGemolaColliEuganeiRosso 01, Italy 60
Wines in this section are great for wine and food pairings! They offer a change to Cabernet Sauvignon. All work well with hearty dishes, grilled and roasted meats.
241 Bogle Petite Sirah 04, California 20
244 Treana 99/00 Central Coast, Red Table Wine 44
245 Este de Bodegas Alto Almanzora, 04
Monastrell, Tempranillo, Spain 13
246 CastelloBanfiSummas 99, Syrah/Cabernet, Italy 65
247 Rutherford Grove Petite Sirah 01, Napa Valley 50
250 UmaniRonchiCúmaroRossoConero 03
Montipulcianod’Abruzzo, Italy 44
A powerful wine filled with aromas and bold flavors of cherry, black licorice, cinnamon and rich blackberry, with soft touches of chocolate and cola.
These are wines made with addition of spirits to raise the alcohol content. The greatest are Port from the Douro region of Portugal, and Sherry from a region of Andalusia in southern Spain. Since wines in other countries are labeled as port, true Portuguese is now labeled
BIN Glass Bottle
Sparkling Dessert Wine
301 Galleano Sherry Crema, Cask 3, Cucamonga Valley 6.00 43
401 Ice Wine, Chenin Blanc, Kiona Winery 375ml
Red Mountain ‘07 6.50 32
601 Galleano 3 Friends Port 50
602 Warre’sColheits Port 1992, Portugal 6.00 43
A fascinating dessert wine with remarkably concentrated white peach, apple, and apricot flavors. Some burnt caramel flavors meld with the big acids and fruit flavors.
Very sweet and rich in texture, offering honey and wildflower aromas and flavors that persist nicely on the unctuous finish.
Goes lovely with fruit and ice cream!
This exceptional dessert wine has an intense raspberry flavor.
This unique wine is delightful served chilled in a small glass or drizzled over vanilla ice cream, cheesecake, or chocolate.
Warm and toasty flavors of caramel and hazelnuts. Toasted marshmallow and a slightly coffee character on the nose.
Tight acidity helps to balance the sweetness.
Finishes with a lingering after taste of almond and vanilla cream.
Warre’sColheitas are tawnies produced from selected wines from a single harvest, matured in oak casks for a minimum of seven years. In cask, they acquire the exquisite balance, delicacy and mellowness of aged tawny Port.
Casks of the same wine often develop slightly differing characteristics during their maturing period and only those with the finest balance of fruit and mellowness have been selected for bottling as a Colheita.