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  • 1. 25 Wines by the Glass OCTOBER 2012
  • 2. Taittinger Brut Billecart-Salmon Brut Res. This wine has a subtle, pale gold Fine bubbles which rise slowly, color with fine, persistent bubbles. persistent mousse. Straw-colored. A It is delicate, with aromas of peach, nose of ripe pear with some touches white flowers, vanilla pod, and of cut hay. Full fruit, but clean in the brioche on the nose and flavors of mouth. All wines from the best sites fresh fruit and honey on the palate. in the department of the Marne, Excellent as an aperitif or with foods from more than twenty top such as seafood and white meat vineyards in Champagne. Grapes: 40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Grapes: 40% Pinot Meunier, 30% Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay. critical acclaim: critical acclaim: "A round, generous style, offering “The NV Brut Reserve is a beautiful peach, candied lemon and honey wine graced with layers of exquisite, flavors on a creamy texture. Its mineral laced citrus, pears and mousse is refined, and this turns white peaches. I suppose this could drier on the long finish. Drink now use a little more length through the through 2011.“ mid-palate, but it is nevertheless a 91 Points Wine Spectator strikingly beautiful, pure wine at this price point.” 91 Points Wine Enthusiast 89 Points The Wine Advocate 91 Points Wine Enthusiast 91 Points International Wine CellarSantaella © Wines by the Glass – Rev Oct. 2012
  • 3. Taittinger Brut Prestige Rose Moët Nectar Imperial Intense cherry-pink in color with Nectar Impérial (Demi-Sec) is a extremely fine, persistent pinpoint champagne to please the senses. bubbles rising in delicate strands to the The assemblage is built around the surface of the wine. Its classic, aromatic structure of the Pinot Noir : supple Pinot fragrance of red raspberries and and smooth. Nectar Impérial is both strawberries is offset by elegant, subtle a refined and sophisticated wine floral and earth nuances. On the palate, whose richness turns into the ripe, full berry flavors are vibrant yet sensuality. Lively and generous refined, delicately balanced by a fresh Nectar Impérial distinguishes itself acidity which carries into a crisp, by its tropical fruitiness, its richness refreshing finish of persistent length. on the palate and its crisp finish, critical acclaim: that instantly surprise and delight. “It shows lovely length and focus in an Food Pairings: With foie gras, blue understated style that is quite cheese, peach based desserts, dried appealing. There is tons of depth to the fruits and mixed nuts. fruit as the wine opens up in the glass. critical acclaim: It can be enjoyed as an aperitif, but it "Lightly sweet, with ripe apple, also has enough body to pair beautifully honey and candied citrus peel with a wide range of foods. This is a flavors. Its round and accessible, great version of the house’s Rose.” with a fresh finish. For fans of the 90 Points The Wine Advocate style. Drink now.“ 92 Points Wine Spectator 87 Points Wine SpectatorSantaella © Wines by the Glass – Rev Oct. 2012
  • 4. Schramsberg Brut Rosé Canella Prosecco Specially crafted blend of Pinot Noir Brilliant straw yellow with fine, and Chardonnay from persistent perlage, fruity aromas of Schramsbergs select cool-climate peach, apple, pear and citrus fruit, vineyards in Carneros, Anderson the palate gracefully balances zingy Valley, and the Sonoma and Marin acidity and a subtle hint of coastal areas of Northern California. sweetness, richness and silky- The finished Brut Rosé exhibits smooth texture. fresh, elegant and toasty aromas critical acclaim: that lead into lively and delicious "The Non-vintage Prosecco di fruit flavors on the palate. Conegliano is a creamy, perfumed critical acclaim: wine with good definition in its "Even better, the Non-Vintage aromas and flavors, and excellent Mirabelle Brut Rose (58% overall balance.” Chardonnay and 42% Pinot Noir) 88 Points The Wine Advocate exhibits a light to medium pink color as well as abundant aromas of kir, medium body, good vibrancy and a crisp, zesty, dry finish. These cuvees are meant to be drunk upon release as there is no point in aging them.“ 90 Points The Wine Advocate 90-93 Points Wine SpectatorSantaella © Wines by the Glass – Rev Oct. 2012
  • 5. Bollini Pinot Grigio Mar de Frades Albariño Bollini Pinot Grigio is styled to show Intense, bright and clean yellow intense varietal aromas with an with golden hues. Deep appealing especially fragrant bouquet and macerated fruit (apricot, pineapple elegant, delicately focused white and passion fruit) with a wrapping fruit flavors. The texture is crisp and background of balsamic notes. clean in the mouth, with superb acid Powerful and fruity with good balance. An excellent aperitif white persistence and aromatic finish. wine and a great choice for parties critical acclaim: because it matches beautifully with “The 2010 Mar de Frades Albarino is a wide range of appetizers, considerably more expressive. especially fried calamari, oysters, Mineral, acacia, lemon zest, and clams and crab. nutmeg inform the nose of this ripe, critical acclaim: mouth-filling, nicely proportioned “The 2010 Pinot Grigio impresses effort. Concentrated and lengthy, it for its textural elegance and finesse, will deliver pleasure over the next 3- both of which are unusual for a 4 years. “ wine at this price point. Pears, 89 Points The Wine Advocate flowers and spices are some of the notes that linger on the finish. This is a terrific value .” 88 Points The Wine AdvocateSantaella © Wines by the Glass – Rev Oct. 2012
  • 6. Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc Belondrade y Lurton Ferrari-Caranos 2011 Fumé Blanc has A stunning and unique white wine. aromas of lime, kiwi, citrus, melon and The wine is made from 100% Verdejo. a touch of grass complemented by Complex and flavorful, with intense flavors of grapefruit, lemon and lime concentration and excellent extract. with a mango and guava finish. Cool, Barrel fermentation gives the wine a stainless steel tank fermentation gives spicy, honeyed characteristic that this wine a crisp freshness while the pairs well with the fresh qualities of subtle oak character from barrel aging the Verdejo grape. Dry white wine. adds complexity and depth. Made with critical acclaim: 100% Sauvignon Blanc. “The 2009 Belondrade was 100% Wine Style: Light & Crisp barrel-fermented as its light gold color critical acclaim: and toasty aromas suggest. On the “The 2009 Fume Blanc offers aromas palate the oak is nicely integrated and flavors of flinty grapefruit and with the wine’s minerality and spicy orange rind intermixed with a hint of peach and apricot flavors. This honey. This exuberant, crisp, medium- intense, concentrated wine should be bodied, fruity, extroverted white is a consumed over the next 2-3 years in total hedonistic turn-on. Enjoy it over order to capture its fruit.” the next year.” “In my opinion, this is one of the two 88 Points The Wine Advocate greatest dry whites being made in Spain.” -Robert Parker 86 Points Wine Spectator 90 Points The Wine AdvocateSantaella © Wines by the Glass – Rev Oct. 2012
  • 7. Louis Jadot Macon-Villages FogDog Chardonnay The wine shows floral, apple and The 2009 Fogdog Chardonnay boasts citrus aromas and flavors, with an abundance of flintiness and mineral notes; a classic expression aromas of apple, pear, almonds, citrus of Chardonnay from this and stone fruits. This wine is full- appellation. bodied, yet elegant and restrained, Wine Style: Light & Crisp with a core of acidity and minerality that is balanced by warm flavors of critical acclaim: pear tart and almond crisp along with “Rich and round, sporting peach and notes of lemon and tangerine zest. apricot aromas and flavors. Focused by a note of citrus, this leaves a Wine Style: Fruity & Smooth mouthwatering impression. Drink critical acclaim: now. 55,000 cases made. “ "Meyer lemon and roasted hazelnut 86 Points Wine Spectator scents start this briskly balanced Chardonnay off on the right foot, and its fairly deep yet still youthfully nascent fruit stays in frame from first to last even as the wine tightens up towards the finish. Oak adds its bit of richness to the proceedings but is never the wines focus” 93 Points Connoisseurs Guide 91 Points The Wine AdvocateSantaella © Wines by the Glass – Rev Oct. 2012
  • 8. Leroy Bourgogne Blanc Whispering Angel Rose Oak dominates the bouquet and Whispering Angel is a blend of flavors of this Bourgogne Blanc Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault, Syrah, and produced by the esteemed estate of Mourvedre grapes. Strikingly pale Madame Bize-Leroy. But its very pink in color, the aromas are fresh fine and well selected oak that has and fruity. On the palate, it is bone integrated nicely into the fruit and dry through the finish. The name mineral qualities of the Chardonnay. really suits the delicate nature of Medium deep gold. Powerfully this wine. aromatic nose of brown butter and critical acclaim: minerals. Good acidity and length. "This elegant wine displays a sense Fully mature but not ready to drop of power behind the delicate flavors off the edge, even at 15 years of of dried cherry, licorice, cream and age. spice. Finishes with notes of dried critical acclaim: mango and hints of sage honey.“ “Broad and spicy, this is ready to go. 90 Points Wine Spectator Floral, apple, beeswax and lime 90 Points International Wine Cellar flavors are embedded in the rich texture, and this is long and persistent on the aftertaste. Drink now through 2016.” 90 Points Wine SpectatorSantaella © Wines by the Glass – Rev Oct. 2012
  • 9. Benton Lane Pinot Noir Calera Pinot Noir This brilliantly ruby tinted wine has Delightful bright aromas of classic aromas of cherries, red currants pomegranate, sandalwood, juicy and raspberries with more subtle hints cherry and bramble waft from this of baking spice and vanilla layered in. energetic and flavorful 2009 Calera On the palate, it exhibits lithe fruitiness Central Coast Pinot Noir. Deep and lingering cherry and berry flavors. flavors, firm tannins, wonderful fruit The wine shows extraordinary balance and a nice tartness make for a rich, and finesse with fine grained tannins lingering finish. that provide a nice framework to the Wine Style: Smooth & Supple silky mid-palate. critical acclaim: Wine Style: Light & Fruity "The 2009 Pinot Noir bursts from critical acclaim: the glass with expressive red fruit, “Light and tangy, with raspberry and flowers, spices and mint. It shows white pepper notes mingling with floral lovely mid-palate juiciness and an character on the vivid finish, polished elegant, polished finish. At $24 a smooth. “ bottle, it may very well be the single “Savory, ripe, and tasty, it is an easy-to- finest value in American Pinot Noir. I understand, crowd-pleaser of a Pinot was hardly surprised to learn that delivers plenty of cherry and Emirates chose to serve this wine in raspberry fruit.” their business class cabin last year. This is a dazzling wine from start to 89 Points Wine Spectator finish.“ 90 Points The Wine Advocate 92 Points The Wine AdvocateSantaella © Wines by the Glass – Rev Oct. 2012
  • 10. Sela (Roda) – Rioja Shafer Merlot Bodegas Roda is one of the quality 2009 is a great year for this varietal. leaders in Rioja. They have The purity of aromas and flavors is embarked on a couple of new focused and alive – this is projects, the first being the unmistakably Merlot. Predominantly production of an entry-level Rioja I find delicious red fruit with a core named Sela. The second new Roda of lush black fruit – red cherry, red project is the development of two plum, spice and berry with hints of wines from Ribera del Duero made eucalyptus, earth and smoke. from 100% Tempranillo. Both 2009s Theres lots of flesh here held were barrel samples but impressive together in a structure of fine, ripe nevertheless. tannins. critical acclaim: Wine Style: Big & Bold “The 2009 Sela is made in an critical acclaim: obviously lighter, more forward style “Elegant and focused, with black than the Reservas. It is a spicy, cherry and toasty oak aromas that savory, nicely balanced wine for lead to supple red currant, spice and drinking over the next 5-6 years.” herb notes. Finishes with firm but 88 Points The Wine Advocate ripe tannins. Drink now through 2016.” 92 Points Wine SpectatorSantaella © Wines by the Glass – Rev Oct. 2012
  • 11. Louis Jadot Vosne-Romanée Hito (Cepa21) RdelD Louis Jadots Vosne-Romanée Cherry red color covered with clear introduces a complex and densely violets around the rim. The nose is fruited nose of crushed red berries, very intense and complex. Red fruits blackcurrant liqueur, violets, of raspberry and strawberry, black nuanced by game notes. The ones of blackcurrant, mulberry and concentration on the palate is blackberry. Elegant fine oak, subtly impressive, supported by lush toasted with notes of black licorice. fruitiness and savoury, mouth- Fleshy with sweet tannins that give coating flavours. A terrific wine and volume, and with a long aftertaste. a textbook Vosne. 100% Pinot Noir. Wine Style: Earthy & Spicy Wine Style: Med-Full Bodied, Dry critical acclaim: critical acclaim: "The 2009 Hito is 100% Tinto Fino The Jadot 2005 Vosne-Romanee (Tempranillo) aged for 8 months in exhibits an alluring nose of black large French oak. It sports the rich cherry, humus, cumin and ginger. fruit of the great 2009 vintage along Quite deeply-fruited, creamy and with enticing aromas of cedar, mouth-filling on the palate, with mineral, tapenade, violets, and subtly gamy notes emerging, it blackberry jam. Savory, ripe, and finishes with refined tannins, sweet balanced in the mouth, it is an dark cherry, a medicinal herbal excellent value for drinking over the concentration, and continued hints next 5-6 years. " of spice. 90 Points The Wine Advocate 88-90 Points The Wine AdvocateSantaella © Wines by the Glass – Rev Oct. 2012
  • 12. Pulenta La Flor Malbec Sterling Cabernet Sauv. In color, deep purple-red, with a full With intense fruit and well-integrated nose of ripe red fruit and soft floral oak, this wine is a powerful tones, which are accompanied by expression of Napa Valley Cabernet delicate notes of vanilla and tobacco Sauvignon. Aromas of black plums from the oak. Round in the mouth, and cherry pie are elevated by layers with a good character and of spice cake and caramelized vanilla. remarkable structure and tannins Boysenberry jam introduces the that are soft, giving the wine great palate, supported by black fruit and complexity and a memorable finish. swirls of rich cocoa. Barrel influence is Wine Style: Rich with Full Body evident in the complex structure and toasty spices that accompany the critical acclaim: dark chocolaty tannins into a long, Pulenta Estate’s 2010 La Flor Malbec lively finish. This wine makes a fine (100%) spent 6 months in French accompaniment to braised short ribs oak. It offers up an inviting nose of or pasta carbonara. cedar, spice box, lavender, earthy minerals, and black cherry. This sets Wine Style: Big & Bold the stage for a savory, ripe, layered critical acclaim: offering that over-delivers in a big Smooth, refined and sophisticated, way. Drink this outstanding value with ripe currant, blackberry, touches over the next 3-4 years. of mocha and cedar, and ending with fleshy, fine-grained tannins. Drink 90 Points The Wine Spectator now through 2020. 88 Points Wine SpectatorSantaella © Wines by the Glass – Rev Oct. 2012
  • 13. Condado de Haza RdelD Sequoia Grove Cab. Sauv. Intense Tempranillo character is Dark red-black in color with intense apparent in an elegant and pure aromas of blackberry, black cherry, wine only lightly influenced by the and currants interwoven with burnt oak. Intensively fruity on the palate toast and tar. Additional layers on with a lingering, slightly dusty finish the nose of rich spice with added that promises excellent hints of vanilla and maple. There are development in the bottle. Aged 15 background notes of pencil lead as months in primarily American oak. well. On the palate flavors of sweet Wine Style: Big & Bold ripe raspberries come through and the wine has smooth tannins and critical acclaim: creamy weight with an impeccable "Youthful purple. Primary, pungent balance and a long finish. aromas of black and blue fruits, vanilla, fresh flowers and licorice, Wine Style: Big & Bold with slow-mounting spiciness. critical acclaim: Broad, palate-coating cassis and "SG 07 Cabernet Sauvignon has boysenberry flavors are framed and gotten even better since I tasted it lifted by tangy acidity. Showing very last year (rated 87). Still young and well right now but has the depth to well-balanced Tightly-knit with lots age." of tannin but also copious quantities 91 Points International Wine Cellar of black cherry and black currant fruit intermixed with notions of spice box, oak and earth” 89 Points The Wine AdvocateSantaella © Wines by the Glass – Rev Oct. 2012
  • 14. Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto A full-bodied wine of intense red fruit flavor and elegantly supple texture supported by ripe, silky tannins. The Merlot in the blend is expressed in sweet black fruit with overall aromas of ripe, concentrated berries offset by restrained spicy oak notes. Wine Style: Big & Bold critical acclaim: "The 2010 Guidalberto comes across as cool and inward in this vintage. Most recent Guidalbertos have been delicious upon release, but this is a wine that will need another year or two before it starts opening up. There is plenty of energy and vitality in the glass, but readers will need to be patient. Dark red cherries, flowers, licorice and a hint of tobacco are layered into the firm, structured finish. In 2010 the blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. “ 90 Points The Wine Advocate "Purple-tinged ruby-red. Primary aromas of cassis, ripe black cherry, licorice and ink, with a welcome violet note adding freshness; much darker and riper than the Le Difese. Smooth, dense and full, with impressively concentrated dark fruit flavors lifted by harmonious acidity. Finishes with a trace of heat and a repeating blackberry note. Another very serious Guidalberto, though this strikes me as being a good deal riper and bigger than some more perfumed, refined versions of years past. Still, insiders know that this is a sure-bet restaurant choice as its usually as good as, but much less expensive than, some of the Tuscan Coasts big names." 91 Points International Wine CellarSantaella © Wines by the Glass – Rev Oct. 2012
  • 15. 219 Calle Canals Santurce Farmer’s Market San Juan, PR 00907 For reservations please visit: www.santaellapr.comReferences:,,