Monday, December 31, 2012

Downtown Napa's wine bar, 1313 Main , knows their stuff

As you would expect there are a few wine bars in Napa. Some older and more famous ones , Bounty Hunter, some more modern ones , Carpe Diem ( which has amazing truffle popcorn !) and then a new one 1313. 1313 is because it's at 1313 Main St. , a stone through from the Vinter's Collective for example. Really easy to find.

And while we decided to try some wines last night , little did we expect that their wine menu by the glass was amazing. And I really mean it. We had their Hometown Heroes Cab Sauv flight. And each was better then the last. We had their recommended Pinot Noir (best one by the glass) , we had their Zinfandel. Really outstanding, and we tried a few wines lately so we have what to compare to. Also sometimes they could be good but just not our taste. Well, in this case, it was spot on.

And then I had an idea: if they serve it by ($10) glasses , how much is a bottle ?
Want to take a guess ?
Here are the 2 cabs we tried last night that we loved :

Hometown Heroes 1313 selection in their order :

2009 Franciscan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley  (glass for $6)
2009 Hilary Goldschmidt ' Charming Creek' Cabernet Sauvignon  Oakville  (glass for $8)
2009 Cru 32 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain California ( glass for $10) 

And the bottles are ? Guess ?

In the same order :

For the Cru 32 it's probably this one , but we are not sure:

(you can see it in this trio too: 

I'll save you some clicking, the bottles are $22, $28 and $60 .

Oh and the 2 other ones we tried from 1313, also amazing (but the Cabs stood out really !) : 

2010 CRU 32 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California

And the

2010 GAMBA, ‘FAMILY RANCHES’ Zinfandel, Russian River Valley, California

And last but not least, if you want to see their entire wine menu list (at this point I assume that anything they serve by the glass we should drink by the bottle ) :

Enjoy !

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