Wine

Message from Chef Martin

Welcome to our restaurant at The Lyme Inn. Here our focus is on quality and variety in both our food and wine. 

Wine was meant to be enjoyed with food, as they are both the same, fruit from our mother earth. The ingredients and varietals of the world are vast. While we cannot cover them all, I will work to recognize many of the growing areas of the world and their specialties; therefore our list will have a large selection of different styles of wine from many different countries.

I am as passionate about wine as I am about food. I am comfortable saying that we have nice wines on our list. Please do try something different; see and enjoy the different styles and flavors of the world. The wine list will change with supply and season. Also, many of the wines have some age. Most wines get better with age, so check them out for a real treat. Lastly, have fun with food, wine and life. Thank you very much for being a guest in my house.


Sparkling Wines     •     White & Blush Wines     •     Red Wines     •     Apertifs and Dessert Wines

Sparkling Wines

“il” Mionetto Brut, Prosecco, Italy
Split   13         Btl   32
Soft, refreshing & crisp with flavors of green apple and peach.
Perfect aperitif or enjoy with seafood or pasta

Piper Sonoma Brut, Sonoma County, California
Btl   34
60% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Meunier & 15% Pinot Noir, this is a dry, fresh sparkler with crisp citrus flavors and hints of strawberry and vanilla smoke. Compliments crab cakes, sautéed shrimp or sushi.

Roederer Estate Brut, Alexander Valley, California
Btl   52
60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, this is a crisp, fresh and lightly fruity wine with pear, spice and hazelnut flavors. Enjoy with seafood and light poultry

Heidsieck & Co, Monopole Brut, Epernay France
Btl   70
The official Champagne aboard the Titanic, full, rich and elegant, this Pinot Noir-dominant blend shows hints of red currant with biscotti and almond aromas and white peach, pear and toffee flavors.

White and Blush Wines

P.J. Valckenberg Gewürztraminer 2017, Pfalz, Germany
gl   8         btl   30
From a well-known Vineyard, this wine is fuller bodied, fruity
with a dry, tropical finish and floral nose, loves seafood and dishes with spice

Foris Riesling 2018, Rogue Valley, Oregon
gl 8       btl  32
New to our list, we really enjoy this Riesling. Nice crispness with a hint of sweet, pairs well with seafood, salads, and spicy foods. 

Fleur de Mer Côtes de Provence Rosé 2017, Provence, France
gl   9         btl   34
With aromas and flavors of fresh watermelon, cherry, subtle citrus, lavender and herbs,
this medium-bodied Rose is fresh, elegant, and well balanced
with a refreshing acidity, soft texture and mineral finish. Excellent with seafood and salads.

Valle de la Puerta Clasico Torrontes 2017, Fatima Valley, Argentina
gl   8         btl   30
A wine dinner favorite, this beautiful summer wine, made from a uniquely Argentine grape, is crisp, clean and refreshing.
Excellent with seafood, salads, veal, pork and poultry.

Duck Pond Pinot Gris 2017, Willamette Valley, Oregon
gl   9         btl   34
With flavors of stone fruit, orange blossom and fresh herbs,
this wine is light and well-balanced with a full mid-palate, and a crisp finish.
Loves seafood and Asian-influenced dishes

Marcus Huber Hugo Gruner Veltliner 2017, Austria
gl   9.5         btl   36
Delicate fresh green apple and fruity aromas
with flavors of lemon, lime and peaches & a solid fruit core,
this is the ideal wine for seafood, white meat and light dishes like salads, or as an aperitif.

Ken Forrester Vineyards Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2017, Stellenbosch, S. Africa
gl  10      btl  38
Sustainably raised and hand harvested, full-bodied, and excellent balance between fruit and delicate oak/vanilla flavors. This wine is excellent with spicy dishes and full-flavored seafood and chicken dishes.

Whitehaven, Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Marlborough, New Zealand
gl   11         btl   40
Aromas and flavors of tropical fruit with a rich palate and crisp, well-balanced finish.
Loves shellfish and seafood

Tabali Sauvignon Blanc Limari Valley, Chile
 gl  9      btl  34
Chef’s preferred style, with nice minerality, green apple, and grassy.
Very different from a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

Les Charmes Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2016, Burgundy, France
gl   10         btl   38
A rich, full bodied, dry white wine featuring fresh, crisp, slightly spicy flavors
and floral, fruity aromas with lemony nuances.
A very good balance between acidity and sweetness.
Best with white meats, seafood & pasta.

Louis Latour Pouilly Fuisse 2016, Burgundy, France
btl   48
Louis Latour is one of the most famous producers in Burgundy.
This wine is 100% Chardonnay, aged in stainless steel,
with complete malolactic fermentation.
It has wonderful floral aromas and round flavors of whole fruits
with a lovely mineral finish. Best with fish, shellfish, white meats or as an aperitif.

Talbot Kali-Hart Chardonnay 2016, Monterey, CA
gl   12         btl   45
A classic California Chardonnay from the Sonoma County Russian River Valley.
Light, crisp with notes of oak and a smooth finish. Excellent with seafood and poultry.

Raymond Chardonnay 2015, Napa Valley, CA
gl 17      btl  65
This big boy is a classic old school California Chardonnay. Balanced with oak, butter, and vanilla.
Goes beautifully with shellfish, seafood, and butter sauces.

Red

Louis Latour Valmoissine Pinot Noir 2015, France
gl   9         btl   34
A velvety texture with ripe cherry and strawberry fruits
laced with vanilla and a rounded finish.
Loves braised dishes.

Acacia Pinot Noir 2014, Carneros Valley, California
gl 12      btl  45
One of the classic Pinots from Carneros Valley, wonderful rich berry flavors with nice oak and spice finish.
Great with seafood, meats, pasta, and salads.

.Erath Estate Selection Pinot Noir 2015, Willamette Valley, Oregon
btl   55
Aromas of blackberry laced with vanilla, baking spice and root beer
and flavors of boysenberry, plum, graham and nougat with refined tannins and judicious acidity.
Try with wild mushrooms, duck, lamb or other red meats, salmon and chocolate.

Cafaggio Chianti Classico Single Estate 2015, Tuscany, Italy
gl   9.5         btl.  36
100% Sangiovese, aged in oak, this wine has a rich fruit flavor and an easy drinking style.
Try with veal, meat and braises.

“Tres Picos” Bodegas Borsoa Garnacha 2016, Borja, Spain
btl   36
Big, full bodied with luscious dark berry flavors and nuances of vanilla and plum,
loves braised meats, steaks, chops, pasta.

Bodegas LAN Rioja Gran Reserva 2010, Spain
btl   43
Spain’s classic wine. Aged in American and French oak for 24 months,
followed by 36 months in the bottle, this Rioja loves roasted meats,
lamb, cured cheeses, and some seafood.

Bertani Amarone Della Valpolicella 2014, Italy
btl   70
A traditional Amarone blend of Corvina and Rondinella grapes,
this wine mixes rich red berry flavors with a touch of vanilla
and a perfect harmony of acidity and tannins.
Perfect with red meats and cheese or a perfect end to your meal.

E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône 2015, France
9 34
From the Rhône’s top wine producer, this Syrah-Grenache blend drinks very well
and enjoys meats, braises and some seafood

Rib Shack Red, 2017 South Africa
gl.  8         btl   30
Featuring South Africa’s Pinotage, this 60/40 blend of Pinotage and Syrah is a full-bodied wine
with very nice fruit and a touch of spice.
Pair with all meats, pastas and seafood dishes with some spice.

El Tractor Malbec 2018, Mendoza, Argentina
gl   8         btl   30
This Malbec, featuring the signature grape of Mendoza,
has aromas of red fruits, plum, peach, and spices with a velvety lingering finish. Loves meats

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Liieu-Dit Malakoff Shiraz 2013, Pyrenees, Australia*
btl   46
Syrah is just the big full body deep purple wine that I enjoy.
This is a real nice one, highly aromatic with black berry flavors, and perfect tannins.
Try with red meat, game, and braises.

Oak Ridge Old Vine Zinfandel 2016, Lodi California
gl   9         btl   36
Just plain yummy!
With fresh berry flavors and aromas,
this full-bodied wine that loves spice, red meat, braised dishes
as well as Asian and Southwestern style foods

Our Red Blends

I am a big fan of blends, they showcase a winemaker creating his own personal style…..

Owen Roe Abbot’s Table Red wine 2016, Columbia, Washington
btl   49
A very neat field blend featuring Sangiovese (47%), Zinfandel (22%), Blaufrankish (19%) and Malbec (12%),
this Italian-style wine has nice mix of fruit and spice with a wonderful, velvety texture.
Very food friendly.

Mark Herold Wines “Flux” Red Wine 2013, California
btl   47
Created by renowned Wine Maker Mark Herold, t
his classic Rhone blend features Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre with a full body and bright fruit.
Enjoy with braises, game, meats and big seafood dishes

Boschendal Shiraz & Mourvèdre Blend, 2015, South Africa
 gl  8      btl  30
From a small boutique and completely sustainable winery,
this red blend enjoys some seafood, meats, braised dishes, and stews

Chateau Grand Bouquey Saint-Émilion 2015,
Bordeaux, France
btl   41
A unique Bordeaux blend, mostly Merlot with some Cabernet Franc.
A real food wine, great with pasta, meats, fish

Ridge Three Valleys Blend 2016, Sonoma County, California
btl   60
Predominantly Zinfandel (65%), this fabulous wine with its bright fruit,
spice and firm tannins enjoys spice & smoke and all meats and braises.

Cline Reserve Series Red Blend 2015, California
btl   45
A rich, full-bodied blend of Cabernet, Cabernet Franc and Merlot
with hints of rich berries and dark chocolate,
this food friendly wine loves beef, veal, lamb and braises

Chateau Ste Michelle “Indian Wells” Red Blend 2015,
Columbia Valley, Washington
gl   10         btl   38
For Merlot and Cabernet lovers with a balanced profile and bold berry flavors,
a perfect match for beef, pasta, chocolate

Decoy by Duckhorn Sonoma County Red 2016, California
btl   54
This wine, aged in oak, features a blend of primarily Merlot and Cabernet
with aromas of boysenberry jam, brambles with lush red and black fruit flavors
with well-proportioned tannins and a long finish. Excellent with meats and braised dishes.

Stonehedge Grand Reserve Meritage 2014, Napa Valley, California
btl   55
This is a big boy classic Bordeaux-blend, hand crafted and well made,
with ripe fruit up front followed by a hint of spice and a dry finish. Loves all kinds of meaty dishes.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cedar and Salmon Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Horse Heaven Hills, WA
gl   12         btl   44
This dark ruby Cabernet has aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla
and rich flavors of black cherry, currant and dark chocolate.
It is aged in oak and blended with a touch of Syrah, Merlot and Petite Verdot
to add spice, complexity and round out the flavor. Excellent with beef, bolognese and lamb.

Broken Earth Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Paso Robles, California
btl   58
This award-winning wine is nicely aged and delivers a classic California Cab
with ripe black currant fruit, fine tannins and great structure.
A truly enjoyable wine that is great with all meat dishes.

Brandlin Mount Veeder Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2013,
Napa Valley, California*
btl   75
From one of Napa’s great cabernet producing areas,
this is a big, powerful cabernet of medium to full body with a concentration of black-fruited flavors
and a powerful backbone of tannin. Loves beef, lamb and braises.

Silverado Vineyards Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2014,
Napa Valley, California
btl   110
From one of Napa’s great wineries,
we let this one sit in our cellar for a few extra years to allow the wine to really shine.
Lovely fruit with a hint of spice. enjoy!

Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Alexander Valley, California
btl   130
From one of the premier Cabernet producers in California,
this is a full-bodied wine with great fruit and notes of pine and vanilla, both intense and well balanced. Pairs well with beef, veal, pork that has hint of smoke or spice

If you are looking for a particular style of wine, and do not find it here, please ask…
the Chef may have a something down in the cellar for you to try!

Apertifs and Dessert Wines

Eden Iced Cider, Vermont
gl   15
From 100% Honeycrisp apples,
this ice cider has a pure apple flavor with the characteristic sweetness and zesty finish of the Honeycrisp.
Pairs well with fruit and baked desserts.

Tabali Late Harvest Muscat Gran Reserva 2015, Valle de Maipo, Chile
gl   8
Golden yellow in color, this late harvest is produced from Pink Muscat grapes.
It has a floral aroma with flavors of papaya with hints of honey. Pairs well with cheese and fruit.

Frost Bitten 2014 Ice Riesling, Yakima Valley, WA
gl   9
Sweet and silky with apricot and pear flavors with hints of clove. Try with seafood, poultry and cheese

Taylor Fladgate Ten Year Tawny Port, Portugal
gl   9
An excellent tawny blend, aged in oak casks, elegant and smooth with a spicy palate and rich fruit,
this port is a superb dessert wine, particularly with dishes made with chocolate, coffee or almonds

Warres 2002 Late Bottle Vintage Port, Portugal
gl   15
A beautiful classic late vintage tawny port. Selected from the finest wines of a very good year, this port is aged in oak casks for four years without any filtration ensuring superb fruit concentration.

Sandeman Madeira, Portuguese Islands
gl   7
Cask-Aged for 3 years before shipping,
this rich, well-balanced fortified wine boasts hints of fig with a smooth finish.
An excellent choice for ending a meal, especially with cheese and fruit

Whiskers Blake Classic Tawny, Australia
gl   5
The good old boys from Australia crafting their own Tawny.

Please ask your server about nightly Dessert Wine offerings