The Carlton Restaurant

French Wines Other Red

AMOUR FOU SOUTHERN FRANCE PINOT NOIR’15 – “This enticing Pinot Noir’s delicate aromas and flavors will make it hard not to fall crazy in love at first taste. The grapes were grown, fittingly, in the romantic vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon, in the South of France, where a mosaic of terroirs shaped the wine’s soft and supple tannins. With aromas and flavors of ripe cherry, raspberry and earth, the wine is a joy to drink and perfect for casual consumption, showing off the distinctive, fruit-forward character of the Pinot Noir grape.”…….34.99

DAVID PHINNEY MAURY FRANCE OTHERS PROPRIETARY BLEND’14  – A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and CarignanThe wine has a ruby, purple opaque hue with aromas of licorice, spring flowers, campfire, toast and sweet vanilla. On the palette there are abundant flavors of blackberry, wild berry, pepper and spice. Intense and concentrated with a persistent finish, the wine is ready to drink now and enjoy.”………49.99

DOMAINE DE NOIRE CHINON LOIRE “ELEGANCE” ’11  –  “Very strong purple color with a beautiful clarity, this is a very aromatic wine revealing a dominance of ripe red fruits. The palate is very structured, smooth, with a pleasant tannic presence which gives a nice length, marked by spicy overtones. A subtle and round wine, it is the perfect expression of its gravel-soil origin.”……..39.99

DOMAINE GAUBY COTES DU ROUSSILLON’07 – “Lip-smacking cherry flavors fill this very spicy and fresh-tasting red. Notes of chocolate and raspberry ganache dominate the finish.”…103.99

DOMAINE LEFAGE CATALAN “COTE SUD”’06 – Plum, smoke and grilled steak juice. Concentrated, with a long finish. Good structure, firm tannins.”35.99

HOB NOB PINOT NOIR’09……………..27.99

LE FLANUER VIN DE FRANCE  CABERNET SAUVIGNON’14 – “One of our favorite ways to explore a foreign city is to drink the local wine and wander the streets aimlessly, soaking it all in. The French call such a person a flaneur, or one who strolls. (We had no idea this was so common a practice that it merited a term.) Of course, after a long day of wandering the cobblestoned streets of Paris, you need a drink – and this straightforward, pleasant Cab is just the right thing. Deftly balanced, with a mix of fruity and savory aromas and flavors, this is the epitome of easy-drinking, everyday French red wine.”…….34.99

M. CHAPOUTIER DOMIANE BILA HAUT ROUSSILLON -VILLAGES OCCULTUM LAPIDEM11 – The bramble and spice elements are balanced and fresh in this muscular, juicy red from the south of France. Displays hints of black olive to the dried blackberry and plum compote flavors, featuring a firm kick of tannins on the mocha-infused finish.”………70.99

M. CHAPOUTIER DOMIANE BILA HAUT ROUSSILLON-
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OCCULTUM LAPIDEM’12 –
 “The bramble and spice elements are balanced and fresh in this muscular, juicy red from the south of France. Displays hints of black olive to the dried blackberry and plum compote flavors, featuring a firm kick of tannins on the mocha-infused finish.”….59.99

M. CHAPOUTIER ROUSSILLON “BILA-HAUT”’09…32.99

M. CHAPOUTIER ROUSSILLON “BILA-HAUT”’12…32.99

MAS DU SOLEILLA SOUTHERN FRANCE “PETIT MARS”’07…48.99

ORIN SWIFT COTES CATALANES “D66” GRENACHE’09 – This is a true Orin Swift wine- rich, opulent, hedonistic, and seductive. Almost black in color, it’ll coat your glass with silky layers of dark fruit, spice, and moist earth. Notes of bitter cherry, raisins, toasty vanilla, and exotic Asian spices are all perfectly balanced out in the 15.2 alcohol content.   A nice amount of tannin on the finish distinguishes it from just your average big nasty fruit bomb.  It’s truly gorgeous.”…82.99

SHATTER ROUSSILLON GRENACHE’13  – A collaboration between Napa’s Joel Gott and Dave Phinney, the semi-opaque Cotes Catalanes Grenache is a smoking blend of 100% Grenache that comes from the singular, black schist soils located around the village of Maury, in the Agly Valley in the Roussillon. Aged in French oak (a small part being new) and hitting 15.6% natural alcohol, this sexy, full-bodied, pedal-to-the-metal effort bears plenty of resemblance to the old-vine, 100% Grenache efforts coming from Chateauneuf du Pape. Kirsch liqueur, blackberry, toasted spice, garrigue and hints of vanilla bean all flow nicely to a seamless, silky, yet decadently styled red that has fine tannin, and a blockbuster, heady finish. It will certainly not appease those looking for lightweight aromas and flavors, but count me a fan.”………..47.99

VIGNOBLES BERTHIER DOMAINE DES CLAIRNEAUX SANCERRE ROUGE PINOT NOIR’13  –  “So light in color, this Pinot Noir is almost a rosé. The texture and structure, though, are definitely of a red wine. Firm tannins give a backbone to the red cherry fruitiness and fresh acidity.”……..54.99

VILLA DES ANGES CABERNET SAUVIGNON11……31.99