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
2010 Cade - Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley
A rich and mouth filling Cabernet Sauvignon blend from multiple vineyard sites throughout the Napa Valley. I really enjoy the ripe core of black fruits accented by polished toasted oak notes. Some of the power in this wine comes from the liberal use of Petite Verdot which makes up 13% of the blend. Drinking great right now and like most other 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon it should age gracefully for years to come.
2010 Anthem - Merlot - Mount Veeder-Napa Valley
A prime example of a Cabernet Sauvignon lovers Merlot. I really enjoy the rich flavors of both red and black fruits in this well-structured mountain wine. The wine is aged in 60% new French oak and has delightful expression of roasted coffee and caramel toffee. Enjoy the wine now if you like a more structured style.
2012 Peay - Pinot Noir - Sonoma Coast
Western Sonoma Coast. True Sonoma Coast. Whatever you want to call it the Peay vineyards located in the rugged Coastal Mountains of Sonoma just 4 miles from the ocean. The cool climate here means a long growing season for Pinot Noir. The wine is loaded with layers of concentrated red fruits along with notes of pine forest, black tea and calcareous earth. It shows when first opened and continues to flesh out the longer it is open.
2011 Domain Dublère "Charmes" Premier Cru Meursault - Burgundy-France
An American winemaker in Burgundy? Just a few years ago that would have been unheard of and scoffed at. But thanks to the trailblazers like Ted Lemon now of Littorai fame and current winemaker of Dujac, Diana Snowden, this phenomenon is a bit more prevalent. Blair Pethal, the owner-winemaker of Domaine Dublère left Washington D.C. years ago and has never looked back. This Meursault is rich, mouth-filling, expansive and long. It has everything I look for in a Meursault, richness, minerality and bright acidity. To me this wine hits all the right notes. Drinks best when served near cellar temperature.