Wine

Message from Chef Martin

Welcome to our restaurant at The Lyme Inn. Here we 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 on recognizing most of the growing areas of the world and their specialties, therefor our list will have a nice 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. It will also have some real gems at a nice value which will be starred. 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

Guntrum Riesling 2015, Germany
Gl.      8.5     Btl.   32
Elegant with a classic riesling scent, paired with aromas of tropical fruits and flavors of green apples and citrus, pineapple and melon. Excellent balance of sweetness and acidity. For any occasion from aperitif to after dinner, spicy food.

P.J. Valckenberg Gewürztraminer 2015, 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

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.

Toucas Vinho Verde 2016, Portugal
Gl.   8    Btl.    30
One of the world’s favorite summer wines, this is an off-dry, light fresh wine with crisp fruit and a touch of effervescence. Excellent with seafood, salads and some pasta.

Valle de la Puerta Clasico Torrontes 2016, 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.

Acrobat King Estate Pinot Gris 2015, Oregon
Gl.   9     Btl.   34
Light and well-balanced entry, full mid-palate, with a crisp lingering finish. King Estate is a sustainably-farmed, certified organic vineyard. Loves seafood and Asian-influenced dishes

Marcus Huber Hugo Gruner Veltliner 2015, 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 2016, Stellenbosch, S. Africa
Gl.   9.5    Btl.    36
Sustainably raised and hand harvested, full bodied, an excellent balance between fruit and delicate oak/vanilla flavors, this wine is excellent with spicy dishes and full-flavored seafood and chicken dishes.

Fraga do Corvo Godello 2016, Monterrei, Spain
Btl.   34
a personal favorite, I enjoy the unique flavor of this varietal. With light citrus and green apple flavors, a creamy texture, balanced acidity and a well-rounded finish this wine is very food friendly.

Whitehaven, Sauvignon Blanc 2016, 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

Domaine Vacheron Sancerre 2016, Sancerre, France
Btl   58
This 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley is dry and fresh with lots of ripe citrus and hints of nectarine and passionfruit with a light minerality and touch of smoke. It loves pork, shellfish and spice.

Les Charmes Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, 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 2012, 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.

Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay 2012, California*
Btl.   49
An Iconic vineyard with a long history in California Chardonnay lore. This is a beautiful well balanced classic California chardonnay, This wine will love butter sauces with lobster and shellfish along with all seafood, poultry, veal

Red

Louis Latour Valmoissine Pinot Noir 2014, France
Gl.   9    Btl.   34
a velvety texture with ripe cherry and strawberry fruits laced with vanilla and a rounded finish.
Loves braised dishes.

Recolte Bourgogne Pinot Noir Reserve 2014, Burgundy, France
Btl.   42
Classic French burgundy, on the dry side, with a hint of spice, this is a food wine pairs well with meats, seafood, pasta

Cuvaison Estate Grown Pinot Noir, 2015, Carneros, CA
Gl.   12    Btl.   45
Classic Carneros Pinot with red and black fruits with savory spice notes. Excellent with seafood and braised dishes

Lea Pinot Noir 2014, Santa Barbara County, California*
Btl.   49
A really nice, fuller body Pinot with fresh fruit up front, this will pair nicely with many seafood dishes as well as meat

Erath Estate Selection Pinot Noir 2014, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Btl.   55
Aromas of blackberry laced with vanilla, baking spice and root beer & 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 2013, 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.

Querceto Liocorno Riserva Chianti Classico 2011, Tuscany Italy
Btl.   44
A well-respected winery showcasing the classic style of this wonderful wine region.
A great wine with all food

Bodegas Ondarre Creator Rioja 2014, Spain*
Btl.   34
Spain’s signature wine, this blend of Temperanillo, Garnacha and Mazuelo is a classic medium body food friendly wine with fresh flavors and well- integrated tannins. Enjoy with some seafood and most meats

“Tres Picos” Bodegas Borsoa Garnacha 2015, Borja, Spain
Btl.   36
Big, full bodied with luscious dark berry flavors and nuances of vanilla and plum, loves braised meats, steaks, chops, pasta

Domaine de La Damasse Côtes du Rhone 2015, France
Gl.   9    Btl.   34
This Côtes du Rhone features a Grenache (60%) and Carignane (40%) blend lending the wine soft fruits, some spice with moderate tannins and good acidity. This wine is great with braised dishes, roasts and some seafood.

Auberge des Diacres Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015, Rhone Valley, France
Btl.   54
A classic Rhone blend, this is a deep red colored wine with big fruit, hints of spice, and it just loves food

Rib Shack Red, 2016 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.

Alamos Selección Malbec 2015, Mendoza, Argentina
Gl.   9.5    Btl.   36
Their hallmark wine, this malbec, featuring the signature grape of Mendoza, has abundant rich dark stone-fruit flavors with a hint of spice and a lingering finish, loves meats

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.

Mirafiore Barbera D’alba Superiore 2012, Piedmont, Italy
Btl.   58
One of Italy’s big boys, featuring the Nebbiolo grape, this is a great food wine with big fruit, soft tannins, a nice rich mouth-feel and a long, savory finish.

Renacer Enamore 2014, Mendoza, Argentina
Btl.   54
Our hidden gem. Styled after the Italian Amarone, with aromas of dried cherry, raisins, prune, spice and licorice and rich flavors of spice and clove, well rounded tannins, creaminess and a long finish. Enjoys pastas, meats and some seafood.

Secoli Amarone della Valpolicella 2012, Italy
Btl.   60
One of Italy’s great wines with the unique method of drying the grapes before pressing. this is a wonderful food wine

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Liieu-Dit Malakoff Shiraz 2013, Pyrenees, Australia*
Btl.   57
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.

Petroni Estate Grown Syrah 2010, Sonoma Valley, California*
Btl.   60
Just like the Aussie Syrah above, this is a big full body fruit bomb with a food-friendly acid-tannin balance and a lively finish.

Ridge Three Valleys Blend 2014, 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.

Buehler Vineyards Zinfandel 2013, Napa Valley, California
Gl.   9    Btl.   36
An enjoyable full body wine that loves spice, red meat, braised dishes as well as Asian and Southwestern style foods

Cline Live Oak Vineyard Zinfandel 2013, Contra Costa County, California
Btl.   44
A vineyard that focuses on Zinfandel, this wine represents the classic style of our country’s wine

Atalon Pauline’s Cuvee Red Blend 2012, Napa Valley, California*
Btl.   59
This is a right bank blend, primarily Merlot and Cabernet Franc, that I really enjoy. The winemaker is like a chef, creating his own style; dark fruit with a touch of spice, a soft entry, great balance and a velvety finish. This big red has some age and is drinking very well. Excellent with 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 poultry

Chateau Ste Michelle “Indian Wells” Red Blend 2013, 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 2014, 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.

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.

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 a concentration of black-fruited flavors and a powerful backbone of tannin.
Loves beef, lamb and braises.

Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Alexander Valley, California
Btl.   130
One of the premier cabernet producers in California this is a nicely aged full body with the tannins softened leaving a nice rich and long supple finish. Pairs well with beef, veal, pork that has hint of smoke or spice

Apertifs and Dessert Wines

Eden Iced Cider, Vermont
Gl.   13
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.

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.

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

Please ask your server about nightly Dessert Wine offerings