With the Valley’s most comprehensive list featuring 1500+ selections, the wines at Auberge du Soleil have been carefully assembled by Wine Director Kris Margerum to perfectly complement Auberge’s inspired wine country cooking at our restaurant. The list is organized by grape varietals first, and then by region. And while the list encompasses selections from wine growing regions through out the world, the focus is on the Auberge’s Napa Valley home in California. Kris Margerum carefully trains the Auberge staff by conducting regular tastings and advanced level winery tours, and works directly with our culinary team to create perfect pairings for the restaurant’s prix fixe menus.
*Although we make every effort to keep our wine list current, vintages and pricing are subject to change and availability may be limited.
Currently Wine Director Kris Margerum recommends these wines
2012 David Arthur “Elevation 1147" Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley
Produced from vines located at the highest part of the estates vineyards, the “Elevation 1147” is expressive of the red volcanic soils that Prichard Hill is well known for. The wine team is headed up by vintner David Long and winemaker Nile Zacherle. David brings a long personal history of working this patch of Napa Valley. Starting back in 1978 when he cleared the massive rocks to prep for the initial plantings. Nile is not only a great winemaker, but is also a Master Brewer. His microbrewery, Mad Fritz, is only available club members. When you visit this winery and meet these two renaissance men, you will not only be impressed with the wines but also the genuine enthusiasm of team David Arthur.
2012 Corison - Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley
Corison Winery located in Saint Helena just north of the Rutherford border. The organically grown grapes from this site produce wines that have qualities that remind me of both Rutherford and Saint Helena. There are notes of red & black berry with a dusty cocoa powder (Rutherford qualities) along with notes of black cherry-berry-plum, dark chocolate bar and fresh tilled soil (St. Helena qualities). This age worthy wine is best if decanted for about an hour before serving.
2012 Boars View - Pinot Noir - Sonoma Coast
This part of the Sonoma Coast was made famous by Helen Turley’s Marcassin Pinot Noir, so with this site looking right that famous vineyard that name came forth. Marcassin means baby boar and in a playful tribute the site was called Boars View. Winemaker Thomas Brown has captured much of the depth and complexity found its famous neighbor. The wine is rich and textured with notes of blackberry and black cherry. Although it is very scrumptious now, it’s going just keep getting better for years to come.
2013 Kistler - Chardonnay - Sonoma Coast
It is a pleasant surprise to discover how elegant Kistler wines have become. When I first came to know these Chardonnays, they were big, buttery and a bit “over the top”. In more recent vintages, these 100% malolactic fermentation chardonnays have expressed bright acidity, balanced oak notes, minerality and a creamy rather than a buttery texture. That is pretty much how I would describe a top French White Burgundy. Bravo Kistler.