Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Blush'ing in the Castro

Blush! Wine Bar
476 Castro Street

Jen and I spent a wonderful Saturday afternoon at Blush! in the Castro.  I usually struggle to find three or four wines I would like to order at a wine bar.  At Blush!, I could have easily tried a dozen of their wines by the glass.  Everything we ordered was fantastic including the following:

Les Chataigniers, Sancerre
Cave de Ribeauvillé, Pinot Blanc, Alsace
Domaine Matrot, Bourgogne Chardonnay
Domaine Richou, “Les 4 Chemins” Cabernet Franc, Anjou
Georges Vigoroux “Gouleyant” Malbec, Cahors
Bodegas Ateca, “Atteca”, Old Vine Grenache, Calatayud, Spain

They serve over 30 wines by the glass and the selection did include one German Riesling – a Kesseler from the Rheingau.  Most of the by the glass prices are in the $10 to $12 range.

They also have a brunch and dinner menu.  We tried the cheese plate and it was as good as the wine - four cheeses including Camembert and Brillat-Savarin along with pieces of sourdough bread.  The service was excellent. 

My only complaint is that they don’t offer flights or half glasses.  I would have liked to try more wines but one can only drink so much…