From light, crisp and refreshing white wines to celebratory bubbles, we’ve curated a collection of European and Napa Valley whites that elevate our starters, premium seafood selections, and other beyond steak entrées. While red wines are bolder and richer in flavor, white wines offer a lighter, more floral, fruity tasting experience, making them an ideal pairing with poultry and seafood. Because white wine is made without the grape skin and seeds, they’re a bit less tannic and more refreshing. Whether you’re a fan of sauvignon blanc or chardonnay, our wine list has your palate covered.
Grape Expectations: Sparkling Wines
We believe life’s big and small moments are meant to be celebrated, and nothing says "let's celebrate" quite like sparkling bubbles making their way up your champagne flute. Sparkling wine gets its signature effervesce from carbon dioxide gas. Legend has it that champagne was invented by the French monk Dom Pérignon (of the famed Dom Pérignon champagne by Moët & Chandon®) in 1693 by accident. As the cellar master for the Abbaye d’Hautvillers, Dom was trying to make wine and ended up making this bubbly concoction that’s now a household name. "Come quickly, I am drinking the stars!" he’s said to have proclaimed upon tasting it. While Dom Pérignon did play a role in making champagne what it is today, champagne and sparkling wine have existed since Roman times. While many people see sparkling wine and champagne as a celebratory drink to be enjoyed only at the start of dinner, we have a different philosophy: sip to your heart’s content, before, during, or after.
Sparkling Wine Pairings
The key to pairing sparkling wine with food is finding a dish that will balance out the acidity of the bubbles. It’s why we love how it pairs with the Beef Carpaccio. The combination of thinly sliced beef, creole mustard and toasted gruyère croutons pops on the palate with a sparkling wine. It’s next-level amazing.
Our Partnership with Moët & Chandon®
Maison Moët has been around since the 1700s, and the bubbles you sip in every bottle are iconic year after year. Created in 1869, Moët & Chandon's house champagne is tailored to evoke deja vu upon each cork pop. Its style is remarkably consistent due to a masterful concoction that transcends time. Prepared in a non-vintage house style from more than 100 wines, it includes an array of reserves and an intriguing ratio of Pinot Noir to Chardonnay.
Grape Expectations: Pinot Grigio
Line up every varietal of white in a wine tasting and pinot grigio will stand out for its crisp, fruity, easy-to-drink nature. It’s light and refreshing, but punchy enough to please picky drinkers. The grapes used to make this wine originated in the Burgundy region of France, but pinot grigio as we know it today was born in Italy. Unlike other white wine grapes, the skins of pinot grigio are bluish gray instead of green. Pinot grigio is often considered an aperitif varietal, though it can pair well with just about any dish, even steak. The zesty acidity and citrus notes commonly found in pinot grigio can counterbalance the rich, umami flavor of a well-marbled steak.
Pinot Grigio Pairings
Burrata with Prosciutto Starter
The light, refreshing acidity of pinot grigio perfectly rounds out the savory and saltiness of this dish.
Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass
A dry, crisp full-bodied pinot grigio with a clean finish can bring out the robust and full flavors of the Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass.
Grape Expectations: Sauvignon Blanc
Your nose will know it’s a sauvignon blanc long before your taste buds will. That’s because it’s an aromatic white wine that practically leaps out of the glass compared to other white wines. Sauvignon blanc typically comes from a cooler climate and is higher in acidity, giving it a grassy flavor that balances out spicier flavors. Much less sweet and more dry. With a fruit flavor profile ranging from honeydew and grapefruit to white peach and passion fruit, it’s decidedly more tart than, say, a pinot grigio. Like cabernet sauvignon and merlot, the sauvignon blanc grape originated in the Bordeaux region of France.
Sauvignon Blanc Pairings
Double Breast of Chicken
A blend of floral, stone fruit and a mélange of citrus flavors pair elegantly with the fresh herbs and creamy flavors in the Double Breast of Chicken, which is one of our most popular beyond steak selections.
Sweet Chili Calamari
Much like how the Sweet Chili Calamari brightens up your palate, so does the sauvignon blanc. The citrus flavors and grassy notes in our selection of sauvignon blanc wines interact beautifully with the banana peppers and Thai chili sauce in this dish.
Our Partnership With Duckhorn®
Persistently tantalizing, Duckhorn® is a timeless choice and a household name in the Napa Valley wine world. This lush and alluring North Coast Sauvignon Blanc, featuring Sémillon grapes for silkiness and depth, is no exception. We're proud to partner with trailblazer and winemaker Renee Ary, who is paving the way forward for more women leaders in Napa and beyond. With degrees in chemistry and art, she brings those seemingly contrasting worlds to her winemaking approach.
Grape Expectations: White Wines & Blends
We selected our white wines of interest with one goal: to make sure there’s an ideal wine companion for each of our starters and beyond steak entrees, from our fan favorite Barbecue Scottish Salmon Fillet to our Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass. Our Loosen Bros Riesling is bright and fruity, with a crisp ripe apple finish. Meanwhile our La Perlina Moscato is best enjoyed with dessert and offers a sweeter, more citrusy flavor, with notes of orange blossom, peach, and nectarine.
White Wine Pairings
Ahi Tuna Poke Stack
The salty-yet-savory soy sauce found in this starter really stands out against a lighter style white wine, especially a riesling.
Grape Expectations: Chardonnay
A Burgundian varietal, chardonnay is a chameleon-style wine that can be artfully blended in many ways depending on the climate and winemaking process. It's a malleable grape that will take on the flavor brought on by the terroir (soil) and oak barrels, if used. This means it can range from rich and buttery when it's oak-aged to zesty and tropical. Though it has Old World origins hailing from a small town in France called Chardonnay, chardonnay wine is now produced around the world. Chardonnay is one of the most popular white wines in the world. It’s not hard to see why.
Seasonal Lobster Tails
Layers of tangerine and lemon coupled with subtle hints of oak spice make Chardonnay an elegant match for an elegant dish.
Our Partnership With Hess
Donald Hess is a legend in Napa Valley and Hess makes a consummate California Chardonnay that we’re proud to offer on our wine list. Hess sources its chardonnay grapes from the cooler Napa region of Carneros, which gives it that brighter, livelier characteristic. Carneros is an appellation shared with both Napa and Sonoma, so you get the best of both California wine countries.