Located in a historic adobe home from the 1800s, this restaurant’s longevity means plenty of back-vintage gems on its list of more than 400 labels, with most of the older bottles priced below retail. Chiles rellenos and Domaine Leroy’s 1989 Les Genaivrières Vosne-Romanée, anyone?
From the Sommelier: “People don’t want to be separated from the food and wine they are consuming anymore. Guests have a desire to know not only how the dishes are prepared in the restaurant, but where the food is grown, where the grapes are grown, and the faces behind the product. In wine specifically, more and more consumers are turning away from factory finished, homogeneous products. There is a growing interest in autochthonous varietals, indigenous yeast, biodynamic farming practices. This has been especially apparent in Italy, where a growing number of these wines are being exported and sold at an incredible value. Guests are more informed about the wine world than ever, and are looking for more than a familiar name or region, but a unique experience that is relaxed and authentic.” —Peggy De’Scoville, Doc Martin’s
Dish We Loved: Pan-seared trout with calabacitas, red chile croquette, and achiote-smoked honey beurre blanc