"Lib's Supper Club focuses on the Regional Wines of Italy"
Lib’s Supper Club Wine List
Villadoria D' Asti $29
Good definition and focus in its perfumed red berries. This refined, subtle wine offers good balance
in an approachable, feminine style. WE 88
Nino Franco Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Rustico NV $35
A textbook frothy, fresh, pure, delicate and delicious sparkling white. While it may lack
the stuffing of a great Champagne, it is the perfect crisp sparkling to wash down antipasto
or to enjoy as an aperitif, Great with shellfish and antipasto. RP 90 , WA 90
Ferrari F.lli Lunelli Brut NV, Trentino-Alto Adige $45
A tremendous value in sparkling wine. This screams parties, especially weddings.
This shows surprisingly elegant bead, and a long toasty finish with clean citrus
Bellavista Franciacorta Cuvee Brut Lombardy, Italy $62
This is a brilliant wine from winemaker Mattia Bezzola. The reference point for
brilliantly pure and elegant Italian sparkling wine. This offering can stand up
to the finest Champagnes. This prestigious estate, created in the seventies by proprietor
Vittorio Moretti, continues to fashion a bevy of dazzling sparklers‘. RP 91
Krug “Grand Cuvee” Brut Champagne $250
"A smoky, intense wine, with layer upon layer of coffee, roast nut, golden piecrust, ripe apple, honey and spice flavors. The richness is balanced by a focused freshness, perfectly poised like a high diver about to jump, standing above the crowd and showing the interplay of power and control in an elegant package WS 95
A beautifully fine mousse indicates the class of this finely crafted wine. It has some weight, flavors of green apples, with hints of fresh apricots. There is extreme freshness here, the style dry but rich. WE 94, WS 93, ST 91
Italian White Wine
Gavi, de Gavi Granee, Beni di Batasiolo, 2007 $30
One of the most important dry white wines of Piedmont from the wine producing area
Bongiovanni Arneis Lange 2006 $35
of Gavi. Soft characteristic aroma with scents of fresh fruit and white flowers.
From the ancient native grape by the name, this delightful white is characterized
Ceretto Blange Arneis, 2005 $44
by an elegant, floral bought eith intense notes of pears, distinct freshness on the
palate, balanced acidity.
This 100% Arneis blend is aged for 6 months. A crisp and slightly effervescent
palate with good body and ripe tropical fruit, apple, and pear concentration with
a pale gold color. WS 90
Ca’Bolani Pinot Grigio 2010 $33
"This wine has a bouquet perfumed with fragrant acacia flowers, melon and subtle spice. Quite lush and smooth textured, with ripe apple, orange and honeydew flavors forming a broad base that is accented by just a hint of minerality and crisp, refreshing sweet lemon acidity."
Terlano Pinot Grigio 2008 $35
Intense aromas of peaches and cream lead to a full body, with bright aciditi and
long finish. Very lively. WS 90
La Segreta Bianco, Planeta, 2006 $29
Straw yellow with greenish hue. The bouquet is broad and lively, combining citrus,
litchi, pineapple, kumquat and peach. The palate is full and dry, balanced by the
acidity, leaving a long finish. The wine is smooth and supple, with a satisfying
aftertaste of mint. WS 88
Pieropan Soave Classico 2008 $33
90% Garganega and 10% Trebbiano di Soave, tank fermented. Quite a taut, dense
herby nose with a freshing grassy edge. Fresh with good concentration of herb tinged
fruit on the palate. Clean and crisp.
Tocai Friulano, Conte Brandolini d’ Adda, 2008 $32
Delicate and nice, with a characteristic scent of almonds. A dry, fresh and velvety palate.
Pairs well with seafood and pastas.
Tocai Fruliano Torre Rosazza, $35
From the eastern most region of Italy, this well structured crisp, fruity and dry wine
offers a unique nuttiness and is perfect with fish, and pastas WE 91
Jermann Vintage Tunina 2007 $89
Really complex, with apple tart, apricot, lavender, hint of cream and toasty oak. Full body, with
loads of fruit and character. Gorgeous Sauvigon Chardonnay, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia and Picolit
Falanghia, Feudi di San Gregorio, 2006 $34
“Vibrant acidity supports this wine’s rich flavors of melon and white peach. With a
little air, and exotic spice character (white pepper? Dried sage?) emerges to balance
the juicy plumpness of Falanghia. It finishes savory. Great with seafood and pasta. WS 90
Verdichio dei Castelli di Jesi “Umani Ronchi”, 2004 $28
A well made wine. Verdicchio Riserva Plenio ferments in part in barrique and
ages for 8 months in cement tanks followed by 6 months of aging in bottle
Italian Red Wine
Dolcetto d’ Alba, Pio Cesare, 2006 $40
Very ripe aromas and flavors of black cherry, dark raspberry, smoke, mocha and
espresso, with a suggestion of crystallized fruit. WS 87
Barbera D’ Alba Torriglione, 2006 Rento Ratti $33
Full flavored and very long on the palate. This is a wine suited to Peidmont’s
hearty local dishes as well as refined meat dishes and aged cheeses.
Michele Chiarlo Barbera d’ Asti La Court, 2006 $58
Brilliant ruby-red wine with an intense yet airy, vinous bouquet and a medium-bodied,
bone-dry robustness that is exceptionally pleasant on the palate.
Luigi Einaudi Barbera Del Piemonte 2008 $60
Among the most esteemed of Poderi Einaudi, a superb Barbera, which encloses all the qualities of a historic wine cellar. Wine of great character, elegant and balanced, that lends itself to a good ageing.
Barbaresco Marcarini Cru, Petinace, 2004 $62
A single vineyard, Cru Barbaresco, from the Nebbiolo grape. Deep ruby red colors,
spicy and full bodied, a wine of great character which will match with rich pasta
dishes and grilled meat. WE 92
Setti Ponti Oreno 2007 $120
Subtle and classy on the nose, with flowers, blueberry, dry cherry and currents. Full-bodied and very polishe, with tannins, pretty fruit and a light vanilla and coffee aftertaste. builds on the palate. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese WS 95, WE 96
Tenuta San Guido Sassacaia 2007 $220
This iconic Italian wine from Bolgheri's landmark Sassicaia vineyard (Characterized by little
rocks or "sassi") offers an elegant bouquet comprised in equal measures of mineral, fruit and spies nuance.
The wine consists of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc and the finish is long and smooth and very fine
WS 93, WE 95, RP 96
Luigi Einaudi Barolo Cannubi 2007 $127
"From one of Barolo’s most celebrated and historic estates, this elegant Cannubi expression offers toasted notes of hazelnut, vanilla, cherry and chocolate over a lean, streamlined mouthfeel. The intensity of this wine and its endurance on the palate is remarkable." WS 93, WE 93. RP93
Barolo Tortoniano Michele Chiarlo, 2005 $73
An attractive ripeness supported by firm, yet well-balanced tannins, with an added
touch of sweetness from the oak.
Barolo Marcenasco, Renato Ratti, 2006 $73
Smooth, balanced, elegant and faithfully reflects the typical characteristics of the
La Morra sub zone. A bouquet with traces of licorice and tobacco. Full flavored,
full-bodied and elegant. Goes well with red and white meat dishes.
Marcarini Barolo Brunate 2004 $83
Single-vineyard. The Brunate cru is one of the most famous in the Barolo
region – apparently celebrated as early as the 1300s! Expresses the elegance of
La Morra to perfection. Elevate is at least 2 years in 20/40-hl. barrels of Slavonian oak,
followed by a third year in bottle. WE 93
Gaja Sito Moresco 2006 $90
Sito Moresco combines complexity and longevity with refinement and accessibility.
35% Nebbiolo, 35% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Ruby. Pure nose with aromas of
small fruit finish with very fine silky tannins. WE94
Rento Ratti Barolo Mercenasco Conca 2007 $125
"The 2007 Barolo Conca is a deep, structured wine loaded with dark fruit, spices, menthol and licorice. This is a huge style for a Barolo from La Morra but there is plenty of underlying structure to balance the fruit pound for pound. RP 94, WE 94, ST 92
Villadoria Barolo 2007 $55
"Fresh and plump, with juicy flavors of cherry, raspberry, licorice, menthol and oak spice. The oak doesn't intrude, and this ends with an aftertaste of black cherry, tar and mineral notes. Only 6000 cases made. WS 92
Conterno Fantino Barolo Mosconi 2007 Nebbiolo $140
"Ripe black cherry, raspberry and plum aromas and flavors highlight this fruity red. The tannins are dense and enmeshed in the rich texture, giving this a lush, but not soft, feel WS 94, WA 93, IWC 92
Pio Cesara Barolo 2006 $100
A classic Barolo. RP 94
Fonterutoli Poggio alla Badiola, 2005 $32 by the glass $8
Castello di Fonterutoli is one of Italy’s most prestigious estates and it has been in
the hands of the Mazzei family for 24 generations. A blend of 75% Sangiovese
and 25% Merlot and probably represents the best fusion of old and new world.
Goes well with all foods. IWC 87
Pomino Rosso, Castello di Pomino Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, 2003 $43
Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Rich,
ruby-red, from the best Frescobaldi vineyard.
Terrabiana Campaccio 2005 $45
Ample,intense and elegant,with berry fruit, chocolate and roasted almond
notes that continue on the palate, sustained by superb structure and depth.
The Reserve is deep ruby with garnet hues,superb nose,unbelievable richness,
complexity and plenitude on the palate. WA92
Toscana Red, Villa Puccini, 2004 $27
“A ruby color with a complex bouquet of violets and cherries. A dry taste with
nuances of plums and black pepper and a long finish“.
Vitanza Rossa di Montalcino 2009 $34
Bright on the red fruit with dark cherry characteristics most prevalent, a touch of green, a bit of spice. Medium bodied, nice acidity, good fruit, had that sour "thonk" that kinda compliments the acidity, a bit light, almost watery, on the finish.
Polizano Rosso Montepulciano 2006 $34
From one of Vino Nobile’s leading producers, this Saniovese comes from a 20
hectare vineyard near Montepuliano. It has some rather lean, stony-feral
fruit on the nose. The palate shows a little more richness and there is ripe tannin
and a nice tannic grip at the end.
Rosso di Montalicino, Banfi, 2005 $40
The bouquet is of red fruits, raspberries and cherries, but also with sweet hints
of cream. On the palate, it has good structure and well developed tannins, soft
yet powerful at the same time. A very well balanced and harmonious wine.
“3 grappoli su Duemilavini Award”
Tenuta San Guido, Guidaberto (2nd label of Sassicaia) 2006 $68
Sassicaia could be described as Italy’s answer to Bordeaux, but we prefer to see it as
Italy’s answer to the world! We think Sassicaia is one of the greatest wine creations
of our century. It also happens to be a simply marvellous drink. WA92
Brancaia Toscana “Tre” 2005 $41
Blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet. The grapes are carefully selected from our
three estates Brancaia (Castellina), Poppi (Radda) and Brancaia in Maremma
(Morellino di Scansano). TRE is a wine full of character giving you drinking enjoyment
already at young age. WS 93
Sette Ponti, Toscano Crognolo 2008 $125
Beautiful aromas of dried cherry, plum and blackberry, with hints of dark
chocolate. Full-bodied, with soft, silky tannins and a fruity finish. Balanced
and delicious. According to the Wine Advocate: The 2007 Crognolo is an opulent
wine packed with ripe red fruit, sweet toasted oak, spices and flowers. WE 93
AntinorSolaia, 2001 $320
"...a classic example of central Tuscan Cabernet at its best..."
-Wine Advocate WE 96, WS 93
Branacaia il Blue 2006 $110
The top product of the Brancaia brand is the Brancaia IL Blu, (Super Tuscan), highly
acclaimed by the international wine press. Since 1997, this wine has been awarded with the Tre Bicchieri
by Gambero Rosso. RP 95, WE 94
Sant’ Antimo Summus, Castello, Toscana $90
Robert Parker scored this wine: WP 94
Antiniori Tignanello 2006 $150
"Thanks to its excellent quality and universal appeal, you can count on
Tignanello to make an excellent impression with any elegant meal…The wine
delivers an interesting power play that pits cherry fruit against vibrant spice.
It is tight and firm in the mouth with a slightly sweet or soft note on the close."
WE 94 RP 92
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, La Braccesca, 2004 $44
This Antinori owned estate produces a noble wine that was the choice of royalty
in ancient Italy. Soft and full bodied with hints of vanilla from oak aging.
Wonderful with game dishes, red meats, and sharpe cheese. WA 91
Modus, Tenementi Ruffino, 2005 $45
This Sangiovese based wine is a blend with equal parts of Cabernet and Merlot.
Elegant and flavorful with a luscious mouthful, grilled and roasted meats, pasta
and game. WE 90
Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello Di Montalcino 2007 $140
Dark cherry and raspberry aromas follow through to a full body, with loads of chewy tannins and
rich fruit. The fruit concentration is inpressive, yet is balanced and in form. WS 92
Morellino Di Seansano, Morellino La Mozza, 2006 $27
“The 2006 Morellino di Scansano I Peruzzi is an especially sexy, juicy Morellino
loaded with fruity, underbrush, smoke and licorice nuances that emerge from its
generous plump frame. It should drink beautifully over the next few”. RP 90
143 Rocco Di Montemassi la Focaie Sangiovese 2010 $33
Rocca di Montemassi's Sangiovese has a very pleasant nose, with aromas of cedar, spices, cherries and raspberries. Light on the acidity.
Capezzana Barco Reale Di Carmignano 2009 $33
Soft, voluminous, ample with sweet tannins of medium density in good balance with the acidity. Fruity, sweet, longlasting finish.
Renzo Masi Chianti 2009 $27
This Chianti bursting with power. On the nose aromas of currants expressive, soft fruit and jammy overtones. On the palate, expressive, and also dominated by velvety tannins aroma. Masi at his best.
Chianti Classico Peppoli, Antinori, 2005 $45
“ A ripe, fruity red with black currant, damson and hints of coconut and chocolate.
Very powerful, with a silky medium body and a fruity, chocolate-coated finish.
Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2006 $42
The estate's 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva is delicious. Black cherries, herbs, tobacco
and spices come together in a dark, brooding expression of Sangiovese framed by big,
massive tannins. RP 91
Barons Ricasoli Chianti Classico, Castello di Brolio 2006 $125
Wine Spectators Top 100 wines 2009 WS 96
Marchesi Di Frescobaldi Montesodi Chianti Rufina 2006 $85
This impressively deep, powerful Chianti finishes very long, with bright acidity and a captivating floral element. Should go down as one of the best Montesodi vintages ever. WE 93, WS 92
Brunello di Montalcino, Banfi, 2003 $100
Wine spectator Review: “Impressive nose for the vintage with loads of ripe fruit and
beautiful flowers. Full-bodied and very velvety, with beautiful tannins and great fruit.
Brunello di Montalcino, Caparzo, 2004 $70
Tuscany’s most famous wine made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso, grown in mountain
vineyards. This aristocratic red oak aged for 3 years, warm, full bodied and intensely
rich. This is the wine to have with a perfect steak. WA 92
Luce, Mondavi / Frescobaldi, 2005 $110
Sangiovese dominated “Super Tuscan” blend with 10% Merlot.
Producer‘s note: “the bouquet shows great intensity of ripe fruit, with clean
and attractive aromas of dark cherries, dried plums, soft spices and a hint of vanilla.
II Poggione Rosso di Montalcino 2007 $44
Medium bright red. Light red berry and plum aromas with a whiff of flint on the
nose. Sweet and poised, showing impressive delicacy to the redcurrant and plum
flavors. This impeccably balanced Rosso has a pretty, straightforward, moderately
long, mineral-driven finish. WA 90, IWC
Valpolicella Superiore Capitel De Nicalo, Tedeschi, 2005 $33
Tedeschi is one of the most respected family owned wineries in Italy. This wine has
a nice cherryish nose with a herby edge. It is full flavored on the palate with a dry
finish and a herby, slightly bitter character that is quite appealing.
Masi Costasera Classico Amarone, 2004 $83
Clean, very powerful and complex on the nose with good alcoholic backbone
anid the sweet aromas of dried prunes and raisins. Goes well with red meats and
strong cheeses. WN 95
Campofionrin Ripasso, Masi, 2002 $32
A specialty of this famous producer, this is a Valpolicella made with partially
dried grapes that has a rich cherry fruit with notes of tobacco and brown spice
backed by an elegant finish. This works well with antipasto to to roast pork
to chicken marsala.
Castellani Amarone Cingue Stelle 2004 $150
95 points and Highly Recommended by the Wine Spectator: "Tight on the
nose, offering just a hint of the clean black fruit and coffee-stained oak
character that forms a solid bead on the palate. Full-bodied, with lots of
tightly packed tannins that carry the crushed fruit flavors through the long, long
finish. Very intense--almost closed--but super-clean and fine. A beauty.
Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva, Sella e Mosca, 2004 $27
From the Island of the western coast of Sicily, produced only in the best years
and aged 3 years in Slavonian oak. Sardegna’s most famous red wine is ripe,
full bodied and supple with soft tannins. Enjoy with tomato based dishes and pasta.
Nero d’ Avola, Cusumano 2008 $28
It is on the easy drinking side of the spectrum of Nero d'Avola production as
a fruit driven offering with light spice and creaminess on the finish.
Its unmistakable personality is a combination of black cherry and
strawberry preserves and juniper berries on the nose
Montepulciano Riserva, Zaccagnini, 2006 $31
Dark ruby with purple highlights, moderately light body reminiscent of cranberry,
raspberry, cherry with some pleasant tannins on the palate.
II Bruciato Tenuta Guado al Tasso, 2006 $54
A New World style blend of cabernet, Merlot and Syrah from one of the most
famous estates in Tuscany. Intense flavors of red cherry, with hints of licorice
and vanilla. A truly magnificent wine which will match perfect with steaks and
pork dishes. WS 90
Antinori Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2006 $225
This wine is impressive on all levels in terms of intensity, personality and persistency. It's rich and luscious with smooth tannins and lasting flavors of blackberry and spice. WE 97 WS 95
Guado al Tasso , Antinori, 2004 $140
Ruby red in colour. Fruity, with hints of toast, coffee and dark chocolate. Finely
structured and complex; balanced, with soft tannins and a lingering finish.
Displays unmistakable varietal flavor while retaining strong regional character.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Syrah. WE 97, WS 95
Ornellaiai, Tenuta dell’ Ornellaia 2006 $235
The main characteristic of Ornellaia 20066 is without a doubt its lush depth
and “exuberance”. Here ia a powerful, concentrated wine whose intensity
is immediately obvious. Its complex, rich bouquet is complemented by sweet,
dense-packed tannins and lively acidity, and all of its components are admirable
harmony creating a very elegant wine. WS 95
Rubesco, Rosso di Torgiano, Lungarotti, 2004 $45
A sangiovese-canaiolo blend from the eastern neighbour to Tuscany. Soft, maturing
leather, dried herb and a touch of sweet chocolate. Mid-weight, quite supple texture.
Fine, soft tannin; very good length W&A 93
Raymond Somnelier Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 $33
The winning blend was replicated on a larger scale to create our 2009 Sommelier Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, which is a full-bodied elegant wine brimming with dark red fruit with clove accents.
Argyle Pinot Noir Nuthouse 2005 $80
Vibrant in flavor and silky in texture, with blackberry, currant and green tea
aromas and flavors in intriguing balance, mingling enticingly as the polished
finish rolls on. This one has depth to go along with its finesse. “It is a home run
for the vintage“. -RP 94
Flowers Pinoit Noir Sonoma Coast Andreen-Gale 2007 2007 $95
garnet color. Core aromas are dominated by dark fruit; black cherry and plums. Inviting flavors, redolent of dark fruit, crushed stone and delicate orange peel provide a finish that is long and luscious. W&S 94
Beaulieu Vineyard Napa Cabernet Sauvigon 2006 $39
Dark ruby-black color. Lovely herbal, black cherry, plum, cassis and dark chocolate
aromas. Medium full-bodied, with lush berry, anise and jam flavors, balanced
by sweet lush fruit and supple tannins. WE 92
Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006 $130
A classic Bordeaux both in aromatics and flavor. A rich bouquet of cinnamon, spice,
licorice, graphite and caramel are followed by integrated layers of cherry, currant,
fresh cream and balance sweet tannins, all of which contribute to a youthful, bright,
multi-layered wine. WS 90
Hess, 19 Block Cuvee “Mt Veeder” 2006 $54
Very nice blend, with several varietals showing through. More of the Cab currant
flavors up front, with some subtler floral Merlot flavors and earthy Syrah behind.
Soft tannins, just a touch of oak, and a nice acidity balancing the fruit. WE 92
Rudd Oakville Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 $134
The 2005 Rudd Oakville Estate Proprietary Red covers the broadest spectrum of
flavors to date, combining dark, blue fruits such as black currant and dark berry
aromas, and cedar on the nose. It ably carries Rudd tradition of producing wines
with exceptional power, depth and clarity. RP94, ST 93
Two Hands Coach House Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 $200
Ripe and aromatic. A big, fleshy Cabernet, with gorgeous currant and cherry
fruit, picking up a strong minty note as the finish expands and becomes more
expressive WA 95
Chimney Rock Tomahawk Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 $160
Chimney Rock Winery is proud to introduce Tomahawk Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
This wine offers the fruit intensity and elegance appreciated by lovers of Stags Leap
District Cabernet Sauvignon. WE 92
Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 $275
"Very tight and dense, with firm loamy earth, dried berry, cedar, tobacco and sage notes that are all well-proportioned, an often underappreciated aspect of Diamond Creek's Cabernets WE 93, WS 91
Opus One, Mondavi, California, 1991-1995 $225
Groth Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 $105
"Dazzling. Easily the best Groth Cabernet in many years, dry, full-bodied and crazily rich in blackberries, cherries, tobacco and new oak. The ripe, sweet fruit is held in check by brisk acidity and firm tannins, resulting in an exciting tension. Beautiful now, and should develop gracefully throughout the decade WE 94, JS 92
Conchay Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon $120
A dark, muscular style, with black currant, braised fig, maduro tobacco,
bittersweet cocoa and loam notes that all roll together through the dense
but polished finish. There’s impressive power for the vintage, along with
precision and balance.” Que bueno. RP 96, WS 94
Haras de Pirque Character Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 $36
Character Cabernet Sauvignon has excellent fruit concentration, ripe black
berries and dried fruits in the mouth combined with a complex and elegant
attack. This wine presents a spicy final withtoffee and chocolate and is a great
performer of Upper Maipo Valley. W&A 93
Graham’s Vintage Port 2003 $60
This opulently jammy wine assaults the palate with powerful yet soft layers of oily,
candied red fruits as well as notes of tar and hints of mocha. A highly concentrated
effort, it is creamy textured, suave, and reveals an admirably long finish filled with
additional layers of dark fruits intermingled with spices WE 96, W&A 96, RP 95
Gramham’s 10 Years Old Tawney Port $50
Graham's is known for its rich, elegant house style. This 10 Year has a full, nutty
bouquet, the classic Graham's richness and a soft lingering finish. WE 92, WS 92
Fonseca Vintage Port 2007 $150
WE 96, WS 95, RP 94
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 1994 $225
Perhaps the greatest Taylor ever. WS 100
Local New York State Wines
Dr. Frank Chardonnay, 2006 $29
The floral and fruity personality of this wine with mineral and toasty elements
is in harmony with this style of Chardonnay. The soft aromas of melon and
oak on the nose give way to a supple texture with great fruit concentrations,
vibrant acidity and a long finish.
Dr. Frank Riesling, Semi-dry, 2006 $29
This light yellow wine opens with a light lime and petrol like bouquet. On the
palate, this light bodied wine is nicely balanced, mouth watering, with slightly
tart lime like flavors wit a touch of minerality. WS 89