Finding something delicious doesn’t have to involve hard work on your part. Sommelier Kevin Hart and The Cru are always on the prowl for exceptional producers, regions, varieties and styles to share. From benchmark juice to finding your new favorites, we're here to help you love what you drink and learn what you love.
Below are our current curated sets of wines we love.
3 BOTTLES FOR $82
Warm colors, crunchy leaves, and seasonal produce! Autumn is an undeniable pleasure of orchard fruits, gourds, and root vegetables. Harvest at the farmers’ market puts us in a state of mind to get home and start cooking immediately. These three wines celebrate the season. They’re perfect to have open while you’re cooking, but we love these wines as part of the meal, naturally.
FOR THE LOVE OF TRUFFLE
3 BOTTLES FOR $175
Truffles can be for everyone! Whether you decide to cook at home or opt for carryout from your favorite local restaurant, these three bottles go hand in hand with the flavor of this rare mushroom who comes out to play during autumn. Truffle’s best friend is Nebbiolo from Piedmont, but there are more pairing partners for truffles found all over. This set is an international tour of truffle growing regions, and wines to pair with them.
Luigi Baudana, Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba 2016
Le Petit Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Leognan 2015
Shea Wine Cellars, Pinot Noir Estate Shea Vineyard Willamette Valley 2017
3 BOTTLES FOR $76
When winemakers have time away from the vineyards and cellars, they’re never far from cozying up to a bottle of good juice. Farmer juice is the kind of wine that’s the “house wine,” the wine they can afford to keep a bit instead of selling; the wine that goes with many styles of food. We recommend taking a leaf out of the winemaker’s book because they may know a thing or two about the best bottles to keep near.
Guilhem et Jean-Hugues Goisot, Bourgogne Aligote 2018
Fratelli Alessandria, Barbera d'Alba 2019
Forey, Bourgogne Passetoutgrain 2018
3 BOTTLES FOR $135
While California wine has certainly had its ups and downs over the years, we truly love West Coast wine. It is sublime when winemakers can not only exude classic style that reminds us of Europe, but still make wine that is uniquely Californian. Producer is such an integral part of how we share our love of wine; this set is a celebration of those producers from regions we know and love.
FIRE PIT FAVES
3 BOTTLES FOR $73
When the weather becomes more brisk, we all find ourselves drawn to the warmth of the flames, the hearth, the fireplace. With the slight chill in the air and earlier sunsets, our hunger for slightly heavier food becomes prevalent. We’ve selected wine to go with these moments that only take place during the cool feelings of autumn. Pair any of these bottles with evenings around a cozy fire pit, conversation, and memories.
L'Archetipo, Puglia Aglianico 2014
Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup, Pic Saint Loup Tour de Pierres Rouge 2018
Tentenublo, Rioja 2018