We offer an exclusively Lebanese wine list developed to showcase local viticulture.
Obeideh (2022) Coteaux du Liban, Bekaa Valley — $23 (bottle); $5 (glass)
Opening with citrus and floral notes on the nose, on the palate this wine is generous, with a touch of banana, vivid acidity and a lovely minerality on the finish.
Cival (2021), Latourba, West Bekaa Valley — $23 (bottle); $5 (glass)
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Albariño, Fiano
Intense and perfumed nose, with aromas of peach, citrus and exotic fruit that follow through nicely to the palate. This wine is excellent on its own or with a light dish.
Seven (2021), Batroun Mountains Winery, Batroun — $16 (bottle); $4 (glass)
Chardonnay, Merwah, Muscat, Obeideh, Youssefi, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling
A blend of seven grapes, the nose is an abundance of aromatic and citrus fruits with a hint of soft spice. Crisp acidity and subtle herbs make for an interesting palate.
Solac (2020), Latourba, West Bekaa Valley — $23 (bottle); $5 (glass)
A salmon pink colour in the glass, with notes of strawberry, blackcurrant, liquorice, rose petals and cherry.
Massaya Rosé (2021), Massaya, Bekaa Valley — $23 (bottle) $5 (glass)
A gorgeous strawberry colour, with aromas of red berry fruits and a dash of komquat amid the berries on the palate.
Simil (2018) Latourba, West Bekaa Valley — $23 (bottle) $5 (glass)
Mouvedre, Sangiovese, Syrah
Aromas of black cherry, blackberry and wild red berry. Fresh and mellow on the palate with hints of red fruit and caramel. Smooth tannins and a light finish.
Cinsault (2021) Coteaux du Liban, Bekaa Valley — $23 (bottle) $5 (glass)
A light, buoyant red with a berry-full nose — cherries, raspberries and blackcurrant — and subtle forest floor notes. On the palate, it offers soft tannins and flirtatious but also delightfully lingering flavours. Served slightly chilled, this wine is a superb summer afternoon red.
Ruby (2018), Batroun Mountains Winery, Batroun — $16 (bottle); $4 (glass)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Wild blackcurrant and strawberry fruit aromas intertwine with notes of coffee, chocolate and toasted almonds. Round and smooth with a velvety finish.
Unique, Latourba, West Bekaa Valley — $50 (bottle) $11 (glass)
Made using the traditional Champagne method, this rich, biscuity sparkling wine exudes elegance. A must try for bubbles lovers.
PetNat Gold, Couvent Rouge, Deir al-Ahmar — $32 (bottle) $7 (glass)
Sauvignon blanc and Obeideh
This brilliant gold-coloured sparkling wine is full of enticing honey and lemon flower aromas, that will lure you in but won't overwhelm you.
For other Lebanese wine options, visit Aaliya's Wines, open just next door. (You can reach it by slipping through the door in the bookshelf.)