Samplings Wine and Spirits Flights

A simpler approach to wine and spirits.

As the name suggests, at Samplings Restaurant, we would love for you to try a little bit of everything. Wine and spirits can be such mysterious and daunting subjects, we’d like to take a simpler approach and let you taste, taste, taste!

We offer flights of wines and spirits for you to compare and contrast, to try something new and different, without intimidation. With our wine flights, you receive two ounces of three different–yet related–wines, along with a quick explanation of each so that you can enjoy the distinct nuances of the wines side by side. Ordering a spirit flight gives you the opportunity to experience the intriguing individual characteristics of three spirits, with a ¾ ounce pour of each.

Never had a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc? Ever heard of a gewürztraminer grape? Ever compare a potato vodka to one made from rye? Now is your chance to try! Want to know what wine goes best with our braised Kobe beef short ribs? Decide for yourself by ordering a red wine flight! Find your favorite and order a bottle! Wine is diverse and fun. Please enjoy!

Our Flights

Sparkling Flight
This is your chance to try a sparkling wine vs. a true champagne

NV Boucheron Blanc de Blanc, Loire Valley, France
NV Moët & Chandon White Star Champagne, Épernay, France

Chardonnay Flight
Taste how this chameleon grape changes when grown in different areas

2003 Cave de Lugny Macon-Lugny Les Charmes, Burgundy, France
2003 Antica Masseria del Sigillo Primo Salento, Guagnano, Italy
2003 Hess Select, California

Other White Grapes Flight
There’s more to wine than chardonnay. Your chance to find a gem!

2004 Riff Pinot Grigio delle Venezie, Italy
2004 Fairvalley Sauvignon Blanc, Paarl, South Africa
2003 Boutari Moschofilero, Mantinia, Greece

Deep, Dark Delicious Reds Flight
Rich, power-packed reds

NV Grande River Vineyards Merlot, Grand Valley, Colorado
2003 Bradgate Syrah, Stellenbosch, South Africa
2000 St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California

Soft, Light Luscious Reds Flight
Compliment your food with one or all of these beauties!

2002 Distant Bay Pinot Noir, Monterey County, California
2004 J. Lohr Wildflower Rhone Blend, Monterey, California
2003 Rock Rabbit Syrah, Central Coast, California

High-End Pinot Noir Flight

2003 Byron, Santa Maria Valley, California
2001 Girardet Barrel Select, Umpqua Valley, Oregon
2001 Chehalem Ridgecrest Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Dessert Wine Flight
It’s dessert in a glass!

2003 Michel Chiarlo Nivoli Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont, Italy
2003 Quady Essencia Orange Muscat, Madera, California
NV Viñedo de los Vientos Alcyone, Atlántida, Uruguay

Port Flight
Ports are fortified with a spirit to raise the alcohol while staying sweet

Fonseca Tawny, Portugal
1995 Woodbridge Estate Grown Ruby, Lodi, California
1999 Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage, Portugal

Chef’s Choice Flight

2001 Covey Run Ice Wine
Taylor Fladgate 10yr Tawny Port
Valdespino PX Sherry

Grand Marnier Flight

Grand Marnier
Grand Marnier 100yr
Grand Marnier 150yr

*Wine list(s) are subject to change.