Welcome to Herb & Wood

It’s a common enough greeting used by many, but here it’s our way of life. Our ambiance, service, and food are all meant to be unpretentious, elegant, and slightly familiar, but with a mysterious sense of wonderment that makes these walls your own private Secret Garden.

Mirroring our bright and bold, yet delicate, old world-influenced cuisine, our wine list is heavily informed by the classic regions of Europe, with an emphasis on bright acid, freshness, and old world charm. You’ll find the soul of these classics in our new world selections as well, as we try and work with producers that are kindred spirits; whose wines show a finesse and restraint that allow the land from which they grow to shine through in the glass.

That being said, if you want to indulge your vinous hedonistic side, we’ve got you covered and won’t tell another living soul.

Cheers!

Sommelier Selections - White

2015 Antoine Petitprez, Altesse, “Turbulance”, Savoie, France
Whites from the alpine region of Savoie have been quietly having their moment amongst the sommelier community over the past couple of years, and for good reason. No matter if they skew towards light and refreshing, or developed and cerebral, they all have a clarity and limpidity reminiscent of your first breath of crisp mountain air on a ski trip. This one falls somewhere in between those two spectrums, with a cool weight and cidery, toasty tones framed by a subtle crystalline mineral aspect with a dash of mountain elderflower in the mix. Too lazy or impatient to wait for your ornery Grand Cru Chablis to come around? Give this middle-class version a try!

2017 Ciro Biondi, Carricante, “Outis”, Mt. Etna, Italy
Wine is beautiful for a number of reasons, but it’s parallels to film in composition, tone, and hedonistic entertainment factor analogize particularly well. This Italian white drinks like a cerebral Korean thriller; taut, mind-bendingly complex, and compelling in how all of its elements tie together… but a little weird, in a good way. It has a compelling toast-meets-candlewax aroma on the nose, framed by richer fruit tones of Gravenstein apples, bruised pear, and star fruit all stretched over more savory tones of the nuttiness of gruyere cheese and chalky volcanic mineral. A racy acid profile cleans up the palate nicely, with the drinking experience demanding reflection and reconciliation.

2017 Ciro Picariello, Fiano di Avellino, Campania, Italy
Consider this sun-kissed, curvy Mediterranean white your own personal “gateway wine” from California Chardonnay into something a little more racy and exotic. It has a sexy fruit profile of yellow mango, braised pineapple, and honey drizzled peach framed by pretty floral tones of acacia blossom and honeysuckle. Texturally supple and round, with a zing of acid that freshens up the palate and adds a beautiful tension to the drinking experience. Much like South Park’s Eric Cartman, it’s not fat, it’s festively plump.

2017 Taille Aux Loups “Clos de Mosny” Chenin Blanc, Montlouis
Jacky Blot, vigneron behind Domaine Taille Aux Loups makes the exact type of focused, complex, and impeccably balanced wines that we love with our idiosyncratic, vibrant cuisine. Balanced between richness, funk, elegance, and energy, this high-character white wraps tones of bosc pear, hazlenuts, bees wax, and a twang of lactic sour cream around a skeleton of raw flinty earth. Paired with a compact texture and succulent, mouthwatering acidity, this wine drinks like a criminally affordable white Burgundy with a wild streak.

Sommelier Selections - Red

2016 Raul Perez “Ultreia” Mencia Blend, Bierzo, Spain
Raul Perez, who we affectionately refer to as “Spanish Wine Santa”, makes the type of regionally driven, non-interventionalist wines that shout their identity from a rooftop rather than include a few lines in a slick sales presentation (like this one). Perfumed, focused, and expressive, this wine hits a beautiful resonance between mineral, fruit, and floral tones.

2011 Chateau Vignot, Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux
Much like tenured, famous actresses like Hillary Swank, Meryl Streep, and Susan Sarandon, classically-styled Bordeaux is at its most charming and elegant when it is “of a certain age”, where youthful charm has given way to a little more elegance, grace, and beautiful wisdom. This wine is in a fantastic place in time, where it still has a lot of fresh red and black cherry fruit tones resting gently over earthy old world tones reminiscent of a potting soil-dusted leather jacket. Still live and full of joie de vivre, with a lot of structural energy remaining to pair with your favorite proteins.

2016 Hirsch “San Andreas Fault” Pinot Noir, West Sonoma Coast
Being awarded the opportunity to work with the biodynamically-farmed Hirsch Vineyard fruit has been a symbol of having “arrived” for Sonoma county winemakers for over 20 years, with vaunted names like Williams Selyem, Kistler, and Littorai all lining up for as much fruit as they can get. A few winemakers have tried their hand at crafting the wines of the Hirsch family’s own label over the years, and current winemaker Anthony Filiberti has really hit a stylistic sweet spot between an accessible approachability and the gritty, ultra-cool climate austerity that defines the newly-minted West Sonoma Coast appellation. This bottling has a sappy, taut mixed berry fruit tone, with a delicate texture and gently assertive cut that belies the foggy, oceanic influenced hillsides on which is it grown.

2016 Paix Sur Terre “Comes a Time” Mourvedre, Paso Robles
An often forgotten grape that looks to have a bright future basking in the California sunshine. This wine is tailor-made for Cabernet drinkers searching for their next delicious discovery. The silicious shaly loams of the Alta Colina vineyard grow this paradoxical varietal that opens with a cornucopia of red and dark fruits. The almost leathered fruit paves way for savory hints of black pepper and bay leaf with pickling spices. With a nose that runs the gamut from jams and jellies to the bold palate of prunes and dates flecked with hints of game and steak rub, this wine showcases why Rhone varietals are producing some of the most compelling wines in California at present.

Champagne

BLANC

Bollinger, “Special Cuvée” Brut, NV
Jacquesson, “Cuvée 741” Extra Brut, NV
Paul Bara, “Comtesse de France”, Brut Grand Cru, 2005
Chartogne-Taillet, “Cuvée Sainte Anne”, Brut, NV
Taittinger, “Brut La Française”, NV
Vilmart & Cie, “Grand Cellier” Brut 1er Cru, NV

ROSÉ

A. Margaine, Brut Rosé 1er Cru, NV
Veuve Clicquot, Brut Rosé, NV
Taittinger, “Comtes de Champagne” Brut Rosé, 2006

Magnums

RED

Cabernet Blend, Château Bernadotte, Haut-Medoc, 2005
Pinot Noir, Thierry Richoux, “Les Cailles”, Irancy, Burgundy, 2013
Pinot Noir, Ken Wright, “Carter Vineyard”, Eola-Amity Hills, 2016
Pinot Noir, Belle Glos, “Las Alturas”, Santa Lucia Highlands, 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon, Ridge Vineyards, Santa Cruz Mountains, 2014
Cabernet Sauvignon, Darioush, Napa Valley, 2015

Whites - Old World

FRANCE

Aligoté, Bourgogne, Jean-Marc Millot, “Les Deux Terres”, 2017
Chardonnay, Beaune “Clos Saint Landry” 1er Cru Monopole, Bouchard Père & Fils, 2009
Chardonnay, Chablis “Vaillons” 1er Cru, Vincent Dampt, 2017
Chardonnay, Montrachet Grand Cru, Bouchard Père & Fils, 2009
Chardonnay, Puligny-Montrachet, “La Truffière” 1er Cru, Etienne Sauzet, 2012
Chenin Blanc, Vouvray Demi-Sec, Domaine Huet, 2017
Dry Chenin Blanc, Vouvray, “Clos de la Bretonniere”, Domaine Taille Aux Loups, 2016
Gewürztraminer, Alsace, Trimbach, “Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre”, 2011
Jacquere, Savoie, Andre & Michel Quenard, “Les Abymes”, 2017
Dry Riesling, Alsace, Zind-Humbrecht, “Clos Saint Urbain”, 2014
Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre, Pascal Jolivet, “Clos du Roy”, 2017
Vermentinu, Corsica, Clos Canarelli, Corse Figari, 2016
Viognier, Condrieu, Domaine Pierre Gaillard, 2016

GERMANY/AUSTRIA

Grüner Veltliner, Schloss Gobelsburg, Kamptal, 2018
Dry Riesling, Dönnhof, “Niederhauser GG”, Nahe, 2011
Riesling Spätlese, St. Urbans-Hof, “Bockstein”, Mosel, 2014
Riesling Spätlese, Bernhard Jakoby, “Erdener Treppchen”, Mosel, 1985

ITALY

Fiano, Ciro Picariello, Avellino, Campania, 2017
Pecorino, Trabochetto, Colline Pescarese, Abruzzo, 2017
Pinot Grigio, Jermann, Fruili, 2017
Ribolla Gialla, Fantinel, “Sant’Helena”, Friuli, 2017
Vermentino, Banfi, “La Pettegola”, Tuscany 2017

Whites - New World

CALIFORNIA

Albarino, Verdad, “Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard”, Edna Valley, 2016
Chardonnay, DuMOL, “Wester Reach”, Russian River Valley, 2016
Chardonnay, Jayson by Pahlmeyer, Napa Valley, 2016
Chardonnay, Liquid Farms, “Golden Slope”, Santa Rita Hills, 2015
Chardonnay, Ramey, Russian River Valley, 2015
Dry Gewürztraminer, Navarro Cellars, Mendocino, 2017
Grenache Blanc/Picpoul, Slacker Wine Co, Paso Robles, 2017
Marsanne, Qupe, Santa Barbara, 2017
Sauvignon Blanc, Merry Edwards, Russian River Valley, 2017
Sauvignon Blanc, Peter Michael, “L’Aprés Midi”, Knights Valley, 2017

OREGON

Pinot Gris, Eyrie Cellars, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, 2017

NEW ZEALAND

Sauvignon Blanc, Craggy Range, “Te Muna”, Martinborough, 2018

Rosé

Grenache Blend, Whispering Angel, Provence, France, 2018
Mourvedre Blend, Domaine Tempier, Bandol, 2018
Nerello Mascalese, Tenuta Terre Nere, Sicily, Italy, 2018
Sciaccarellu Blend, Clos Canarelli, Corsica, France, 2017

Reds - Old World

FRANCE

Bordeaux

Cabernet Blend, Cos d’Estournel, St-Estèphe, 2005
Cabernet Blend, Château Durfort Vivens, Margaux, 2014
Cabernet Blend, Château Bellegrave, Pauillac, 2013
Cabernet Blend, Château Decru-Beaucaillou, “Le Croix de Beaucaillou”, St. Julien, 2012
Merlot Blend, Château Lécuyer, Pomerol, 2014

Burgundy

Pinot Noir, Nuits-Saint-Georges “Clos des Forets” 1er Cru, Domaine L’Arlot, 2017
Pinot Noir, Gevrey-Chambertin, “Champs-Chenys”, Joseph Roty, 2014
Pinot Noir, Pernand-Vergelesses, “Les Boutières”, Frédéric Esmonin, 2017
Pinot Noir, Chassagne-Montrachet, Domaine Joseph Colin, 2017
Gamay Noir, Cote de Brouilly, Château Thivin, 2017

Rhône

Grenache Blend, Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2014
Grenache Blend, Domaine Les Pallières, “Les Racines”, Gigondas, 2016
Mourvèdre Blend, Bandol, Domaine Tempier, 2016
Syrah, Cornas, Tardieu-Laurent, “Coteaux”, 2015
Syrah, Saint-Joseph, Nicolas Badel, “Les Mourrays”, 2014

Loire

Cabernet Franc, Domaine Breton, “Cuvée Beaux Monts”, Chinon, 2017

Languedoc

Carignan Blend, Domaine Fontsainte, Corbières, 2017

ITALY

Aglianico, Macarico, Aglianico del Vulture, 2014
Barbera, Paitin, “Serra”, Alba, Piedmont, 2016
Cannonau, Sella e Mosca, Cannonau de Sardegna, 2015
Carignano Blend, Agricola Punica, “Barrua”, Sardegna, 2014
Lagrein, Franz Gojer, “Granat”, Sudtirol, 2017
Nebbiolo, Brezza, “Cannubi”, Barolo, 2014
Nebbiolo, Tenuta Marchesi di Gresy, “Martinenga”, Barbaresco, 2015
Nebbiolo, Nobili, “Inferno”, Valtellina Superiore, 2012
Nebbiolo Blend, La Spinetta, “Pin”, Monferrato, Piedmont, 2013
Sangiovese, Il Molino di Grace, “Gran Selezione”, Chianti Classico, 2012
Sangiovese, Lisini, Brunello di Montalcino, 2013
Super Tuscan, Gaja, “Promis”, Tuscany, 2016
Super Tuscan, Ornellaia, “Le Serre Nuove”, Tuscany, 2016
Amarone, Bertani, Veneto, 2008
Garnacha, Alto Moncayo, Campo de Borja, 2016
Garnacha Blend, Clos Mogador, Priorat, 2014
Mencia Blend, Raúl Pérez, “Ultreia”, Bierzo, 2016
Tempranillo, Rioja Alta, “Viña Arana”, Rioja Reserva, 2011
Tempranillo, Toro, Vega Sicilia, “Pintia”, 2013

Reds - New World

SOUTH AMERICA

Carmenere Blend, Emiliana, “Coyam”, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2014
Malbec, Achaval Ferrer, Mendoza, Argentina, 2017

CALIFORNIA

Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap Wine Cellars, “SLV”, Stags Leap, 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon, Ramey Wine Cellars, Napa Valley, 2014
Cabernet Sauvignon, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Napa/Sonoma, 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon, Ladera, “Reserve”, Howell Mountain, 2014
Cabernet Sauvignon, Matthiasson, Napa Valley, 2015
Cabernet Sauvignon, Orin Swift Cellars, “Papillon”, Napa Valley, 2016
Cabernet Blend, The Prisoner, “Derangé Reserve”, Napa Valley 2016
Grenache, Habit Wine Company, Santa Ynez Valley, 2017
Merlot, Hall, Napa Valley, 2016
Mourvedre, Paix Sur Terre, “Comes a Time”, Paso Robles, 2016
Pinot Noir, Williams Selyem, “Terra de Promisso Vineyard”, Sonoma Coast, 2016
Pinot Noir, Clendenen Family Vineyards, Santa Barbara, 2014
Pinot Noir, Dutton-Goldfield, “Dutton Ranch”, Russian River, 2016
Pinot Noir, Hirsch, “San Andreas Fault”, West Sonoma Coast, 2016
Pinot Noir, Littorai, “Les Larmes”, Anderson Valley, 2017
Syrah, Stolpman, Ballard Canyon, 2016
Zinfandel, A. Rafanelli Winery, Dry Creek Valley, 2016

OREGON

Gamay Noir, Brick House, Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley, 2017
Pinot Noir, Domaine Drouhin, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, 2015
Pinot Noir, Domaine Serene, “Evanstad Rsv”, Willamette Valley, 2015

WASHINGTON

Cabernet Sauvignon, Seven Hills, Columbia Valley, 2014
Cabernet Blend, Cote Bonneville, “Carriage House”, Yakima, 2010
Syrah, K Vintners, “River Rock”, Walla Walla, 2014

Reserve

CHAMPAGNE

Krug, Brut, 2003
Dom Pérignon, Brut Rosé, 2005
Louis Roederer, “Cristal” Brut, 2005 (Magnum)

WHITE

Chardonnay, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru, Domaine Leflaive, 2011
Chardonnay, Kongsgaard, Napa Valley, 2016

RED

Cabernet Sauvignon, Joseph Phelps, “Insignia”, Napa Valley, 2015
Cabernet Sauvignon, Paul Hobbs, “Nathan Coombs Estate”, Napa, 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon, Ridge Vineyards, “Monte Bello Vineyard”, Santa Cruz Mountains, 2014
Cabernet Sauvignon, Hundred Acre, “Deep Time, Kayli Morgon Vineyard”, Napa Valley, 2014
Cabernet Sauvignon Blend, Tenuta San Guido, “Sassicaia”, Bolgheri, Tuscany, 2015
Nebbiolo, Paolo Scavino, Barolo “Bric dël Fiasc”, 1990
Nebbiolo, Gaja, Barbaresco, 1996
Sangiovese Blend, Antinori, “Tignanello”, Tuscany, 2016
Tempranillo, La Rioja Alta, “Selección Especial, Cuvee 890”, Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain, 2005