We enjoyed dinner at Franklin Square Wine Bar this evening. We are big fans and now they have kid night. $10 buys entertainment and dinner for your child. They also have many great wines available by the taste, glass or bottle. The table next to us was enjoying Four Thirteen - great choice of course. We decided to taste some things we hadn't had before....
2007 Esporão Blanco from Alentejo, Portugal. It was made with Antão Vaz. Never heard of this grape and very much enjoyed it.
2007 Berroia, Txakolina de Bizaia, Spain. It was made with 90% Hondarribi Zuri, 6% Folle Blanche, and 4% Riesling. I have had several Txakolina wines before and really like this one. Worth seeking out.
2007 José Palacios from Bierzo. Made with Mencia. We actually have some older bottles of this in the cellar. Very nice.
2005 Castillo de Ulver, vino de la Tierra Castiila y Leon. Also made with Mencia.
If you are in Oakland, have a child and want to join us one Monday night, drop us a line.