This wine country hotspot forgoes pomp and circumstance for a bit of wit and whimsy, pouring hard-to-find wines alongside classics and serving thoughtful preparations of local, seasonal ingredients. Champagne flights, magnums and California heritage bottlings are also on offer.
From The Sommelier: “At TORC, we’re seeing our customers really responding well to comparative flight opportunities. For example, we offer a ‘Bubble Baller’ Champagne Flight of ’09 Cristal, ’06 Dom Perignon, Krug Grande Cuvée, and Ruinart Rosé. We also offer a Soter ‘Origin’ Flight of four Oregon AVA Pinot Noirs.” —Cynthia O’Toole, Torc
Dish We Loved: Winkler farm boar for the table, with soy-licorice glaze, jasmine rice, ramps, and cauliflower mushroom