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Reserve Cellar List

Discovered by the Iranians, cultivated by the Georgians, refined by the Egyptians, spread throughout the Mediterranean by the Greek and to the rest of the world by the Romans and the Spanish, wine is a distillation of history, geography, and passion.  There are great stories behind wines. There are pioneers and dreamers behind each and every label.

 

Our approach to The Waterfront’s Cellar List was straight forward. We wanted strong and excellent wines which were balanced and true to type. We wanted wines representative of their origins and wines that complemented our menu.

 

We worked closely with our Master Sommelier, Colin Turcotte, to develop the list and each and every wine has been reviewed by national or international panels. The list will grow as we do, with wines moving on and off the list as supply dictates.

 

You will find a variety of wines on our Cellar List. Some you will immediately recognize - there are some stars here. Some you will not but look closer - there are some veritable gems on this list.

 

What makes a great wine list? While there are diverse opinions on this question, we believe that one thing it should not be is intimidating. To that end, we have tried to demystify the selection of a wine by describing it and even offering pairings. That should not preclude you from pairing your chosen wine with anything you might wish or enjoying a bottle just on its own. Wine is a matter of taste. What is robust and full bodied to one is medium to another. What is sweet to one is dry to another. What is much more important is that you enjoy your selection and it enhances the company and occasion.

So be adventurous and enjoy. Meander through our selections and let the choosing itself be an integral part of your experience with us.

 

 

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Red Wine

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2010 Château Cardinal – Villemaurine AC Saint-Émilion Grand Cru….(France)

From Bordeaux’s famed 2010 vintage – bone dry with measured aromas and subtle plum |62

 

2010 Baron De Ley Gran Reserva DOCa Rioja…………….………(Rioja, Spain)

Elegant and impressive – dark fruit and spice on the nose.  This wine spent 24 months in the barrel and a further three in the bottle before release. Blackberries, pepper, fine finish |49

 

2012 E. Guigal Saint-Joseph AC Syrah……… …..……………. (Rhône, France)

Home of the Syrah. Sweet red and black fruit, chocolate and wood-spice aromas. Deep ruby colored, medium- to full bodied |57

 

2011 Vinos Sen Ley M Old Vine Monastrell………….…….…………….(Spain)

A rich and elegant Monastrell with earthy black fruit and blueberries. Perfect with spicy dishes |41

 

2009 Giacosa Vigna Mandorlo Barolo……………………….……………(Italy)

An elegant Barolo. Excellent structure. Harmonious and detailed. Outstanding length |72

 

2011 Château Haut-Monplaisir Prestige Malbec……….…….. (Cahors, France)

Impressively restrained. Powerful dark fruits are kept in check by firm structure. From one of the best producers in Cahors, a balanced, superb wine |45

 

2011 Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo……………..…..…..…………….(Italy)

The Ratti family has done a terrific job with its 2011 Barolo Marcenasco. Thick lines of black fruit, spice, rose and anise seed. A plush, fruit forward style with soft tannins and rich texture |78

 

2013 Breca Old Vines Garnacha……………….………….…………….. (Spain)

Deeply pitched dark berry and spice cake aromas. Fleshy black raspberry and cherry enlivened by a jolt of cracked pepper. Supple tannins and lingering spice and mineral notes |44

 

2013 Bodegas Carrau Reserva Tannat …………………..(Canelones, Uruguay)

Ripe plums and violets combined with fine silky-textured tannins. Excellent wine. Pair with beef, lamb or strong cheeses |39

 

2015 Meiomi Pinot Noir……………………...………………(California, USA)

A decadent and popular take on Pinot Noir crafted by Joseph Wagner of the family behind Caymus. Loaded with chocolate, dark cherries and berries, it's a generous wine with soft tannins. Enjoy with ribs or salmon |48

 

2010 Anselme La Fiole Du Pape Châteauneuf-du- Pape AOC….….…..(France)

Lush red berries, cherry and oak spice on the nose. Full-bodied with cherry and oak flavours, great mouth feel, well balanced with medium length finish |59

 

2016 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon…(California, USA)

Aged in used bourbon barrels, this rich California red has notes of cassis, black cherry, vanilla and oak. Limited production. Excellent with red meats |44

 

 

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White Wine

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2015 Bernard Reverdy & Fils Sancerre 2015 AC……….……..… (Loire, France)

Bold citrus and herbal notes. Long and luxurious finish.  Pair with seafood or garden salad with goat cheese |48

 

2014 Kuhlmann-Platz Riesling AC………………….…..……… (Alsace, France)

(Les Viticulteurs Réunis de Hunawihr) Crisp and dry with a slate mineral undertone.  Pairs nicely with seafood, pork and turkey |38

 

2015 Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc ……………….…….……… (New Zealand)

Marlborough, South Island.  Look for apple and grapefruit. Generous and fruity, slightly creamy texture.  |45

 

2014 Burrowing Owl Chardonnay……………..…….…………… (BC, Canada)

Okanagan Valley. Svelte and buttery, creamy blend of apple, pear, nut butter and caramel |54

 

2014 La Crema Los Carneros Chardonnay……………………(California, USA)

Notable depth and structure.  La Crema incorporates  traditional Burgundian winemaking techniques to produce a rich and textured wine in a proudly Californian style.  Vibrant and toasty, excellent with seafood and fowl |59

 

2015 Louis Moreau Chablis 2015………………………………..……… (France)

Unmistakable and unique. Many places try but none can replicate the Chablis region. Notes of peach and grapefruit citrus atop the classically framed mineral notes. Pairs nicely with shellfish |46

 

2008 Michel Picard Les Chalumeaux Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru …..(France)

Aromas of buttered toast, apple and almonds. Excellent with pork and soft cheeses |83

 

2014 Raphael Midoir Pouilly-Fumé……………………...………(Loire, France)

A wonderful Sauvignon Blanc.  Intense aromas of asparagus, grapefruit, peas and mineral. The palate is juicy and just as profound as the nose |44

 

2014 Domaine du Vieux Chai Sur Lie Muscadet de Sèvre & Maine….. (France)

From the famous Bourgogne region, opens with an expressive nose that combines the aromas of white flowers with sweet citrus. Refreshing acidity with fruit notes (pear, pink grapefruit) that persist in the lively finish. Taut, elegant and long. Superb Muscadet Sevre et Maine |39

 

2014 Cline Viognier………………………………….……..…(California, USA)

Brilliantly floral with spicy pear and peach and some tropical notes adding depth and character. A touch of spritz on the  palate and a sweet edge to the ripe fruit. Pairs well with grilled pork or chicken |39

 

2013 Paul Dolan Zinfandel…………………………………...(California, USA)

Packed with juicy berry flavors, this outgoing wine blends great freshness and pure grape flavors with textured tannins  and acidity that keep it well balanced. A tangy mouthfeel and lingering,tingly finish |49

 

2015 Norman Hardie Riesling……….………………..…… (Ontario, Canada)

Aromas of spring meadow,  yellow apple and plum. Citrus and tree fruit dominate the palate. Great for sushi or grilled fish |44

 

 

 

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Sparkling

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2013 Antech Réserve Brut Blanquette De Limoux AC..……..(Limoux, France)

Notes of chamomile and lemon with a flinty minerality on

the nose and palate |37

 

2015 Chandon Rosé Sparkling…………………...…..……….(California, USA)

From Domaine Chandon – the California arm of the producers

of Dom Perignon.  Elegant, balanced and approachable |62

 

2014 Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne……….…………(Champagne, France)

Pale lemon with fine bubbles.  The nose is filled with aromas

 of apple, pear, toast and brioche. The palate is extra-dry.

Medium to full body with flavours that match the aromas |98

 

2013 Tenuta Degli Ultimi Rive di Collalto Prosecco Valdobbiadene ……………(Veneto, Italy)

A zesty and racy bubbly with aromas and flavours of wet stone and lemon citrus.  Crisp and dry, an excellent Prosecco.   A delightful and refreshing sipper and pairs well with seafood |44

 

 

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Dessert

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2008 Pineaux Sauvage Botrytis Affected Pinot Noir………(Ontario, Canada)

In select wine regions, a type of mould known as Botrytis Cinerea, when fortuitously paired with damp, misty mornings and warm, dry afternoons, yields a wine with beautifully concentrated sugars and acids.  Known as “Noble Rot”, the phenomenon is rare and once thought to occur only in Bordeaux and parts of Hungary and Germany. In 2008, it happened at Keint-he Winery in Prince Edward County. Aged for three years in Hungarian oak barrels, this is a fine, vibrant and delicate wine with a complex, exotic nose involving honey, dried apricot, caramel, ginger, walnuts and pine woodsiness. Expect wonderful life and length.  Savour on its own, or match with medium-strong artisan cheeses  | 44 – 375 ml

 

 

A bit of Bordeaux

Wine was introduced to the Bordeaux region in France by the Romans, probably in the mid-1st century, to provide wine for local consumption.  Production has been continuous in the region since.

 

In the 12th century, the popularity of Bordeaux wines in England increased dramatically following the marriage of Henry Plantagenet and Eleanor of Aquitaine. At this time, Graves was the principal wine region of Bordeaux, and the principal style was claret.  (This accounts for the ubiquity of claret in England.)

 

In the 17th century, Dutch traders drained the swampy ground of the Médoc in order that it could be planted with vines and this region gradually surpassed Graves as the most prestigious region of Bordeaux.  Malbec was the dominant grape until the early 19th century, when it was replaced by Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

In 1855, the Châteaux of Bordeaux were classified and this classification remains widely used today.  From 1875–1892 almost all Bordeaux vineyards were ruined by Phylloxera infestations.  The region's wine industry was rescued by grafting native vines on to pest-resistant American rootstock.

 

 

A bit of Bordeaux

Chateauneuf du Pape - located in the southern Rhone Valley of France and translated as “The Pope’s New Castle” - takes its name from the residency of the Pope from 1309 to 1378.  By the late 1700’s, Châteauneuf-du-Pape had earned fame for the quality of its wines, which were said by tasters of the day to combine the best qualities of the Languedoc and Bordeaux.

 

The vineyards cover an area of approximately 3,200 hectares.  Châteauneuf-du-Pape permits thirteen different varieties of grape in red wine but the blend must be predominantly Grenache. In 2010 there were 320 producers. The total annual production is 13 million bottles of wine of which 95% is red.  The remainder is white - the production of rosé is not permitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 Water Street

Napanee, Ontario

K7R 1V4

P: 613-354-2053

 

Located in Napanee, Ontario, The Waterfront River Pub and Terrace offers outstanding food and a spectacular location.  Whether you’re looking for a great restaurant or a unique pub, our goal is to wow you with our excellent service, food, drink and a wonderful setting.  From our 20 taps of Craft and perennial favourite draughts to our spiffy and unique cocktails to our cutting edge culinary creations as well as your traditional Canadian favourites, we create lasting memories and an exceptional experience.

 

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