A WORLD OF CHOICE.
To say that we know wine is something of an understatement. We’ve sniffed, glugged, gulped, and guzzled our way around the world, then gone back for seconds only to discover there was something else we hadn’t tried. With one of the largest and most extensive wine selections in South Florida, our restaurant alone offers more than two thousand different wines from the world’s most respected regions and producers. No vineyard is safe from our love for the grape.
Focusing on small, family-run producers from Argentina, Italy, Spain and France, we’re as fussy about our wine as we are about food. If you don’t believe us, come see for yourself.
Just give yourself plenty of time.
Wine of the Month
Vistalba Corte C 2018
The Corte C by producer Vistalba is a red blend/corte made from Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in Lujan de Cuyo. This subregion of Mendoza is situated on the northern banks of the Mendoza River with the foot of the Andes within sight.
The wine has a brilliant deep ruby red color and is blended from Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Technically, it is almost a Bordeaux blend, but right from the start you’ll find a lot more power than a classical Bordeaux Blend.
The intense scents coming from the glass are of red cherry and raspberry fruit with some candied brown sugar, there is a herbal wooden spice-box action going on that is very intriguing.
On the palate the wine has a good balance of the red fruit, with a little more heat like from Maraschino cherries, followed by a strong and dominant mid-palate with spicy white pepper and a touch of herbal tarragon. The wine is low on acidity and has almost no tannins, but a vegetal brightness at the end with some paprika powder lengthens the experience of this red blend and enhances it for food pairings.
What to serve it with? A herb-crusted rack of lamb with green beans and potatoes, a strong old-fashioned beef stew, or a good chili con carne come to mind. But warm meat empanadas from the oven, spicy sausages or meats from the grill would do just fine with the Vistalba Corte C. Buen provecho!
Owner: Carlos Pulenta