Bottles
Light Reds
 
Barbera, Elio Perrone 2004 (Italy)
on the Italian highway of wine this is a red VW convertible $34
Cotes-Du-Rhone, Andre Brunel 2004 (Rhone)
pepper, smoke and earth surround the red fruits $25
Chianti Classico, Melini La Selvanella 2000/01 (Italy)
dominant notes of violet and raspberries, clove undertones $35
Chianti Classico, Gabbiano 2003 (Italy)
sangiovese grapes wrapped in a down pillow. Best value $26
Grenache, Campo de Borja Borgia 20004/05 (Spain)
Supple flavors of black cherry, raspberry and pepper $22
Merlot, Shafer 2003 (Napa)
Plush, sought after Merlot. Very hot in wine circles $52
Merlot, Markham 2002 (Napa)
soft tannins, a benchmark for Merlot lovers $34
Merlot, Raymond Reserve 2002 (Napa)
smooth, supple, rich, who wouldn't want to be? $30
Merlot, Vega Sindoa 2002 (Spain)
herry fruit and smoky flavors mingle nicely $24
Merlot, L’Ecole Seven Hills 2002 (Washington)
seriously polished generous flavors of currant, cherry $52
Pinot Noir, Rex Hill 2005 (Oregon)
classic style, cherry, smoke and mineral flavors. A lovely finish $30
Pinot Noir, Eola Hills 2004/05 (Oregon)
deep color, cherries and berries and dark chocolate $25
Pinot Noir, Amisfield 2004 (New Zealand)
Intense concentration of dark cherry flavor. Very lush $40
Rioja, Monticello Grand Reserva 1998 (Spain)
Leathery and dusty, neat Spanish cutie $35
Rioja, Finca Alicia Rojas “Reserva” 1999 (Spain)
two thumbs up from Laurie and Susan. Elegant wine $34
Rioja, Ramon Bilbao 2001/03 (Spain)
plum, cherries, chocolate combine with vanilla, and spice $22
 
Big Reds
 
Barolo, Marcarini 2001 (Italy)
ripe cherry, spice, tobacco and cinnamon $80
Cabernet, Oberon Vineyard 2001 (Napa)
Excess juice from high priced Cabs. Our value superstar $34
Cabernet, Franus 2002 (Napa)
allspice, cassis, black cherry and vanilla caramel notes $53
Cabernet, BenMarco 2004 (Argentina)
powerful fruit in a young, lush Cabernet. Mendoza foothills $33
Cabernet, Swanson "Alexis" 2000 (Napa)
a high-end Cabernet blend with a splash of Syrah. Powerhouse $62
Cabernet, El Nido 2002 (Spain)
Cabernet with a splash of Mouvedre. Our best bottle of wine $126
Cabernet, Miner Family Vineyard 2003 (Oakville)
a voluminous Cab. Out-of-this-world opulent. Deep, dark, cherry $60
Cabernet, BV Coastal Estates 2003
one of our smoothest Cabs. Very little tannin $24
Cabernet/Merlot, Hedges Three Vineyards 2003 (Wa.)
firm fruit flavors of dark cherry and black pepper $30
Cabernet/Zin./Temp., Nepenthe "Tryst" 2004 (Aus.)
medium bodied. 60% Cabernet. Untraditional blend that works $24
Chateauneuf-Du-Pape, Dm. Font de Michelle 2000 (Fr) Malbec, Rutini 2003 (Argentina)
dark cherry and locorice flavors in a velvety style $42
Malbec, Rutini 2004 (Argentina)
robust, full bodied, like a good Merlot $28
Malbec, La Posta 2004/05 (Argentina)
32-year old ungrafted vines tended by a man named "Angel" $29
Malbec, Trumpeteer 2005 (Argentina)
huge selling Malbec. Smooth $23
Malbec, Susana Balbo 2004 (Agentina)
power and finesse in Susana's signature wine. Limited quantity $39
Meritage, Matchbook Wines "Blockhouse" 2004 (Cal)
lush fruit with a silky long finish. Syrah, Tempranillo and Malbec $34
Petite Sirah, Concannon 2004 (California)
we had it at a tasting last year. Full bodied in silk pajamas $26
Primitivo, Feudo Monaci 2004 (Italy)
the DNA of American Zinfandel with the taste of good Chianti $23
Red Blend, Veramonte "Primus" 2003 (Ch)
toasty aromas with hints of leather, complex and velvety $26
Red Blend, Allegrini Palazzo delle Torre 2001 (Italy)
full bodied, smooth with bright fruit and a soft clean finish $30
Sangiovese, Luna Vineyards 2003 (Napa)
earthy, a hint of spice and flavors of dusty plum and leather $28
Sangiovese/Cabernet, Antinori Tignanello 2001/03 (Italy)
the original Super Tuscan, intense fruit $80
Shiraz, d'Arenberg "Footbolt" 2003 (Australia)
bright jazzy flavors of blackberry and cherry $30
Shiraz, Pike's Clare Valley 2001 (Australia)
rich - almost " chocolatey" with a long finish. Aged 5 years $32
Shiraz/Cab. Sauv., The Lucky Country 2003 (Aus)
black fruits and spices mingle elegantly $27
Syrah, Matchbook Dunnigan Hills 2004 (California)
black cherry, blueberry and spice dominate. Nice BBQ red $29
Syrah/Bonarda, Susana Balbo's "Crios" 2005 (Argentina)
Bonarda is the best grape you've never heard of. Trust me. $31
Syrah/Grenache/Morvedre, La Cuvee Mythique 2001 (Fr)
drank it with Susan at the bar in German Village $28
Syrah/G/M, Beckman "Cuvee le Bec" 2003 (Sta Barbara)
berry fruits, dusty spice and tart currant finish $27
Tempranillo, Matchbook Wines 2004 (California)
Spanish grape grown in California. Only 100 cases in Ohio! $32
Tempranillo, Viñaguarena Crianza 2000 (Spain)
very masculine. Big, Strong. Bold. Dry. Move over Cabernet $32
Tempranillo/Cabernet, Solaz 2004 (Spain)
deep red-purple color, hints of oak $22
Zinfandel, Trinitas 2004 (Sonoma)
Matthew Cline is the winemaker. Nice guy. Spicy, rich wine $29
Zinfandel/Cab, Duckhorn Paraduxx 2003 (Napa)
blackberry jam topped with pepper notes in a glass. Very lush $50
 
Light Whites
 
Chenin Blanc, Pine Ridge 2005 (California)
floral with a touch of viognier in it for a bit of apple & pear essence $25
Fume Blanc, Hogue 2005 (Washington)
fell in love with this at L' Auberge in Dayton - or was it Laurie's eyes $22
Fume Blanc, Grgich Hills 2004 (Napa)
pear, fig, and honeydew blend with vanilla and oak overtones $38
Pecorino, "Casale Vecchio" 2005 (Italy)
mellow and fresh - like a gorgeous girl who's got a great personality $30
Pinot Grigio, Vigneti del Sole 2005 (Italy)
it's a treat to find a medium bodied Pinot Grigio $25
Pinot Grigio, Mezzacorona 2005 (Italy)
light in body, refreshingly crisp $22
Pinot Grigio, Tiefenbrunner 2003/04 (Italy)
straw color but light in style, bright, fruity and fresh. $25
Pinot Gris, Schlumberger 2002 (France)
apple, pear, spice with creamy vanilla texture - a mouthful $34
Riesling, Rudi Wiest 2005 (Germany)
Germans know their cars and their wine. Slightly sweet $25
Riesling, Dr. Burklin-Wolf 2003/04 (Germany)
a great food wine with aromatic spice and a soft volumptuous finish $30
Rioja Blend, Margues de Caceres 2005 (Spain)
viura grape with charming notes of minerals, pear, and white flowers $21
Sauvignon Blanc, Blind River 2004 (N Zealand)
waves of tropical fruit and grass flow with a crisp dry finish $24
Sauvignon Blanc, Duckhorn 2005 (Napa)
full flavor, rich, creamy with vanilla, orange blossom and toasted oak $37
Sauvignon Blanc, Kim Crawford 2005 (N Zealand)
had it at the Ritz in Sarasota. I want to go back $28
Sauvignon Blanc, Merryvale 2005 (Napa)
the prom queen on the arms of Chardonnay. Grapefruit essence $30
Sancerre, Pascal Jolivet 2004 (Fr)
can't get enough of that gooseberry aroma $33
Trebbiano, Farnese Vini 2005 (Italy)
our absolute favorite wine yet virtually unknown in the U.S. $25
 
Big Whites
 
Albarino, Pazo San Mauro 2004 (Spain)
soft, full and round with a dry finish $34
Albarino, Morgadio 2005 (Spain)
Spain's best white wine. Switch from Chard and you'll never go back $29
Chardonnay, Chateau Ste. Michelle 2004 (Washington)
lighter style chardonnay with light hint of oak - liquid silk $27
Chardonnay, Au Bon Climat 2004 (Santa Barbara)
think buttery brioche married to a tropical fruit $36
Chardonnay, Ramey 2002/04 (Carneros)
toasty oak with outgoing notes of ripe apples and Anjou pear $47
Chardonnay, Morgan Double L Vineyard 2001/03 (Cal)
apple, pear, vanilla and hints of mineral $44
Chardonnay, Cousino Macal 2005 (Chile)
looking for an "unoaked" chard? You found it! $22
Chardonnay, Lake Sonoma 2004 (Russian River)
I blindfolded Laurie and gave her a sip. Oh, what a night! $29
Chardonnay, Louis Latour Grande Ardeche 2003 (Fr)
rich, creamy, well balanced with hints of vanilla spice $23
Chardonnay, Vero, Joseph Drouhin 2003 (Fr)
lighter style of Chardonnay flavors of apple and limestone $30
Chardonnay, Far Niente 2003/04 (Napa)
the Marilyn Monroe of Chardonnays, big, luscious toasty oak $58
Gewurtzraminer, Adler Fels 2005 (Sonoma)
crisp and viscous with spicy flavors of tropical fruit and tangerine $24
Verdicchio, Bucci 2004 (Italy)
certified organic practices for over 300 years! Light, nutty flavor $33
Viognier, Domaine Miguel 2005 (France)
full bodied tropical fruit bomb. I like to drink it on the patio $28
 
Sparkling
 
Brut Champagne, Veuve Clicqout NV (France)
citrus and toast aromas from this classic Champagne $55
Brut Champagne, Veuve Clicqout NV (1/2 bottle)
celebrate in a smaller way with a half bottle. $28
Brut Champagne, Bollinger "Special Cuvee" NV (Fr)
citrus fruit with creamy notes of toast and nuts explode in your mouth $59
Brut Extra Cava, Castellblanch NV (Spain)
Spanish sparkling wine with a nose of fresh baked biscuits $22
Brut Sparkling, Argyle 2000 (Oregon)
American sparkling wine, creamy texture, zingy flavor $32
Blanc de Blanc Champagne, Piere Peters NV (Fr)
a stylish wine, full and weighty, sleek with certain tea-like notes $50
Prosecco, Ruggeri NV (Italy)
extremely delicate Italian sparkling, think mature apples $27
Nectar Imperial, Moet Chandon NV (France)
well structured wine whose richness turns into sensuality $51
 
Rosé
 
Chateau Mourgues du Gres 2004 (Nimes)
intense ripe strawberry fruit with a dry finish $24
Mas de la Dame 2004 (France)
pink and refreshing, 2 women winemakers who know their stuff $25
Vino Vino Wine Bar, next door to the original Figlio in Grandview, OH is Peter Danis' new concept restaurant in Columbus. 1371 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212. (614) 481-8200