Our Favorite Wines
At Beacon Hill Bistro, we take pride in our compact, finely-tuned wine list. Interesting and varied, the list features wines from around the world, with a nod to the wines of France. It matches up well with the cuisine of Executive Chef Mathew Molloy.
Here are some of our personal favorites:
N/V Mumm Napa Brut Prestige (Napa Valley, California)
This wine from the renowned Champagne House of Mumm is a delicious mélange of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Fruity with firm acidity and crisp structure.
N/V Duval-Leroy Brut de Rosé (Champagne, France)
A champagne made entirely from Pinot Noir from this family-owned firm. It is very pale, delicate and well-rounded with strawberry fruit flavors.
Whites by the glass:
Domäne Wachau, Grüner Veltliner (Wachau, Austria)
Grüner Veltliner is the most widely planted grape in Austria. This wine is dry, medium-bodied and lively with aromas and flavors of green apple, lemon and Grüner’s signature: white pepper.
Domaine de Pellehaut Chardonnay (Gascogne, France)
A lightly oaked Chardonnay from the South of France, it offers plenty of pear notes on the nose with a touch of tropical fruit and vanilla. Fruity palate with a touch of toast.
Skouras Moscofilero (Peleponnese, Greece)
Aromas of white flowers, light and fresh and honeysuckle are revealed, rounded out with notes of rose petal and passion fruit. Very bright and refreshing with a long finish of orange rind and a hint of white pepper.
Reds by the glass:
Domaine “La Garrigue” Côtes du Rhône, Cuvée Romaine (Rhône Valley, France)
A delicious blend of old vine Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah with aromas and flavors of blackberries, licorice and of course “garrigue”, which is the collection of wild herbs that grow all over the south of France.
Château Haut-Vigneau, Péssac-Léognan (Bordeaux, France)
A classic Bordeaux showing ripe fruit blackberry, currants and spices. It has soft tannins and the finish is long and fruity with subtle woody notes.
Rock & Vine, “Three Ranges”, Cabernet Sauvignon (North Coast, California)
A round and ripe New World style Bordeaux blend showing mocha, spice and chocolate flavors.
White wines by the bottle:
Abadia de Cova Albariño (Ribiera Sacra, Spain)
From one of our favorite producers of Albariño, this aromatic wine from Galicia shows apple and stone fruit aromas. The wine if medium-bodied, delicate with a dry and elegant finish.
Olivier Leflaive “Les Sétilles” Bourgogne Blanc (Burgundy, France)
The fruit is sourced only from the villages of Puligny and Meursault resulting in a concentrated and complex wine.
Saint Clair Family Estate, Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand
A fine example of a classic Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.
Willakenzie Pinot Blanc (Willamette Valley, Oregon)
Burgundy native, Bernard Lacroute, and his American-born wife, Ronni, produce high-quality fruit-forward wines in Oregon. Peach and pear dominate the flavors.
Antinori, Chardonnay Bramito del Cervo (Umbria, Italy)
From one of the Antinori’s estates in Umbria comes this lightly oaked Chardonnay. It has a fruity aroma with clear varietal characteristics and hints of vanilla and toasty notes. The wine is beautifully structured, elegant, and has a great minerality
Pascal Jolivet, Sancerre (Loire Valley, France)
Jolivet follows the basic winemaking philosophy in the Loire to let nature do the work and let the fruit speak for itself. Gooseberry, citrus and minerals.
Domaine Du vieux Lazaret, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc (Rhône Valley, France)
A full-bodied wine made from a traditional Rhône blend; floral notes with hints of honey and almonds.
Reds by the Bottle:
Château Pesquié Les Terrasses Rouge (Rhône Valley)
This wine from Côtes du Ventoux is made from Grenache and Syrah. Deliciously jammy and earthy with pepper and spice at the end.
Rívola, “Sardon de Duero” (Duero, Spain)
This blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Duero Valley is juicy with cherry and leather flavors. Sturdy tannins smooth out in a lingering finish.
Bell Syrah, Canterbury Vineyard (Sierra Foothills, California)
Deep ruby in color with spicy, peppery fruit aromas, the wine has good acidity, with a rich, luscious mouthfeel and soft, elegant tannins
Seghesio, Zinfandel (Napa Valley, California)
Four generation of Seghesios have made wine in Napa ever since Eduardo Seghesio established the winery in 1895. Smooth and jammy with flavors of dark fruit.
Castellroig Tempranillo/Cabernet Sauvignong (Penedès, Spain)
A delicious wine from Spanish Cataluna. It is mostly made up by Tempranillo with a little Cabernet blended in. Fairly full-bodied with earthy aromas. Cassis and Blackberries on the palate.
Anjoli (Priorat, Spain)
The Priorat produces big-bodied and robust reds from Garnacha, Cariñena and Cabernet Sauvignon, normally at a very high price. This affordable wine represents Priorat very well and is made in a softer style. The Anjolie family has been growing vines in the area since the 13th century.
Château Montelena, Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California)
Pronounced fruit aromas of plum and black currant. Very round and full with soft tannins in the lengthy finish.
Nera, Sforzato di Valtellina (Lombardy, Italy)
Made with 100% Nebbiolo. The grapes are dried on straw mats for three to four months before being vinified. This process concentrates the fruit and the result is a deep-colored, very flavorful wine. The nose reveals aromas of black cherry, plum and violet followed by aromas of raspberry, blueberry, licorice, vanilla and menthol
D’Arenberg, “The Dead Arm” Shiraz (McLaren Vale, Australia)
The Dead Arm Shiraz is the flagship wine at d’Arenberg – the very best Shiraz from one of the oldest producers in arguably the best Shiraz producing region in Australia: McLaren Vale.