Vini da Dino

 

 

This wine list mostly correct as of June 14, 2013.  and guaranteed to be sorta right ... for the next few hours.... Of course we'll respect you in the morning!
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Doug Heye wrote in the Fall 2007 Issue of Capitol file Magazine:

"Perhaps no restaurant in Washington is more passionate about wine, especially Italian wines, than Cleveland Park's Dino, thanks to its owner, Dean Gold. Many of the wines are described in detail on a list that is both informative and educational. Every corner of Italy is represented, with a special emphasis on wines from the Veneto, ... "Every wine is on here because I love it for what it is and for what it costs," says Gold."




Sunday Monday: 33% off wines $50+


$18 Wine Special: Our Choice of Red or White
& Free Corkage every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Otherwise our corkage fee is:  $20 per bottle
plus: free corkage on one bottle for every bottle you buy from our list

When ordered with entree or pasta per person. Limit one bottle per person.  Gratuity may be added for parties of 6 or more.


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Fizz & Pinks

fizz ~ Bella Costa {Prosecco} Treviso    
8   flute ~ 39

Patio Pinks ~ three 3oz pours of our pink trio    12

pink ~ Librandi “Ciro Rosato”   {Gaglioppo}  Calabria ‘12   
4 ~ 10 ~ 30

pink ~ Maculan Costadolio Rosato {Merlot}   
5 ~ 12 ~ 35

pink ~ Gueissard Bandol Rose {Cinsault, Mourvedre, Grenache}   
5 ~ 14 ~ 40


Whites    {listed lighter to richer}    3oz ~ 8oz ~ bt

lush ~ Librandi “Ciro Bianco” {Greco} Calabria ‘11   
4 ~ 10 ~ 30

refreshing ~ Borgo M {Friulano} Grave del Friuli ‘10  
4 ~ 11 ~ 33

bracing ~  Sanguinetti   {Vermentino}    Toscana ‘12   
5 ~ 12 ~ 36

traditions ~ La Slina “Georgio Cherico” {Gavi} Gavi   ‘12   
5 ~ 12 ~ 36

refreshing ~ Pieropan   {Garganiga}   Soave ‘11   
4 ~ 11 ~ 33

fully blown ~ Bucci {Verdicchio} Marche ‘11   
5 ~ 14 ~ 42

Red    {smoother to more robust}    3oz ~ 8oz ~ bt

soft tannins ~ Los Osos  {Cabernet, Tempranillo}   Espania ‘11  
4 ~ 9 ~ 27

spicy ~ Le Rote {Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Malavasia} Chianti Senesi ‘10   
4 ~ 10 ~ 30

explosive ~ Clifton   {Pinot Noir}   Sonoma County ‘11   
6 ~ 15 ~ 45

explosive ~ Terra Elima {Nero d’Avola}   Sicilia ‘10   
4 ~ 10 ~ 30

rustic  ~ Bisceglia {Aglianico}   Vulture ‘10   
4 ~ 11 ~ 33

huge ~  Perazzeta “Erio”   {Sangiovese, Cab, Syrah, Merlot} ‘11   
6 ~ 15 ~ 45

delightful ~ San Polo “Rubio” {Sangiovese +} Montalcino ‘10   
5 ~ 14 ~ 42

rustic ~  Sanguineti “Nessun Dorma” {Sangiovese. Merlot, Syrah} ‘09   
6 ~ 15 ~ 45

 

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Red Bubbles

The bright acidity of these red bubblies makes a perfect match with prosciutto & charcuterie 
from aggressively dry to rich

beautiful, very rich, dry}    Saetti    {Lambrusco}  
Salamino di Santa Croce ‘11    45

{intense, old vines, dry}    Fiorini “Terre al Sole”  
{Lambrusco  Grasparossa}   Castelvetro    39

{dry & full!}     Pedezana   {Lambrusco Grasparossa}  
Castelvetro    42

{just off dry, medium}    Fiorini “Becco Rosso”  
{Lambrusco  Grasparossa}   Castelvetro    30

{lightly sweet}     Chiarli “Amabile”   {Lambrusco}
Castelvetro    30

Bubbles

Superb food wines!  Listed from driest & crispest to most lush. 

Pizzini “Bagnadore Riserva”    {Pinot Nero Chardonnay}  
Franciacorte ‘04    120

Chiarli “Rose”   {Lambrusco +}   
Modena    42

Alice “Brut Doro”   {Prosecco Superiore}  
Valdobbiadene  ‘09        65

{Drink It!!}    Bellavista “Cuvee Brut” 
{Chardonnay, Pinot Nero} Franciacorta    85

{Drink It!!}    Bellavista “Cuvee Brut Rose ” 
{Chardonnay, Pinot Nero} Franciacorta    95

Barone Pizzini Franciacorte “Brut Rose”  
{Pinot Nero, Chardonnay}    99

Bellavista “Saten”   {Chardonnay}  
Franciacorta    130

Bella Costa   {Prosecco}  
Treviso, Veneto       39

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Pink & Light Reds
Warning: May change your drinking habits!
Fabulous summer sipping, even in spring!

Cocevola “Rosato”   {Nero di Troia}  
Castel del Monte ‘09    33

Librandi “Ciro Rosato”   {Gaglioppo}  
Basilicata ‘12    30

Maculan “Costadolio Rosato” {Merlot}  
Breganze, Veneto ‘12    35

Gueissard “Bandol Rose” {Cinsault, Mourvedre, Grenache} 
Francia    40

Edi Simcic “Duet Rose”   {Merlot}   Brda.
Slovenia ‘12    50

 
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Vini Bianchi


Refreshing:  Crisp, Light, Quaffable
Super sippers, perfect as an aperitivo or with lighter foods

Dubbini “Bianco” {Grechetto}
Orvieto ‘12    30

Borgo M {Friulano}  
Grave del Friuli ‘10    33

{Drink It!!}   Pieropan   {Garganega}  
Soave, Veneto ‘11    33

Mt Fasolo “Milante”    {Incrocio Manzone, Chard, S & P Blanc}   

Veneto ‘11    36

{Drink It!!}   Kenneth Volk   {Verdelho}  
Paso Robles ‘10    40

 

Lush: Floral, Tropical, Intense
Wines loaded w/ varietal character, packed with flavors

Librandi “Ciro Bianco” {Greco}
Ciro ‘12    30

Frentana “Terre Valse”   {Cococciola} 
Chieti ‘11    36

Inama “Vin Soave”   {Garganega}  
Soave, Veneto ‘11    39

Cecilia   {Ansonica}  
Isola d’Elba, Toscana ‘11    51

{Drink It!!}   Vignetti Massa   {Timorosso}  
Derthona Piemonte ‘10       69

 

Bracing: Mineral, Herbal, Lemony
Wines about leanness & crispness, great with seafood & lighter meats

{Drink It!!}   Sanguinetti   {Vermentino}   
Toscana ‘12    36

Inama “Vignetto Foscarino”   {Garganega}  
Soave ‘10    54

Abbazia di Novacella   {Kerner}
Alto Adige ‘11    44

Prima Terra “Carlaz”   {Vermentino}
Cinque Terre ‘09    99

 

Traditions: Texture, Spice, Earth, Nuts, Tang
These wines are not about fruit but mouthfeel, textures, style

{Drink It!!}   La Slina “Georgio Cherico” {Gavi}   
Gavi, Piemonte ‘12    36

Eyrie   {Pinot Gris}  
Oregon ‘10    38   

Monte Tondo   {Garganiga}  
Soave ‘11    42

{Drink It!!}   Occhipinti “SP68” {Albanello, Moscato d’Allesandrio}
Sicilia ‘10    54

Cecilia “Zeta del Tucano”   {Vermentino}  
Isola di Elba, Toscana ‘11    57

I Clivi    {Friulano}   
Corno di Rosazzo, Colli Orientali del Friuli ‘12    62

 

Fully Blown: Rich, Round, Butter, Toast, Creamy, Ripe

{Drink It!!}   Bucci   {Verdicchio}  
Castelli di Jesi ‘11    42

Inama “Vignetto Du Lot”   {Garganega}  
Soave ‘10    59

Ronco del Gnemiz “Bianco San Zuan”   {Friulano}  
Colli Orientali del Friuli ‘09    65

 

Anti Technology: “Orange” Wines Made the Old Fashioned Way
Challenging dark colored wines made with long macerations, little sulfites, filtration or fining, a totally unique experience!

+ {Drink It!!}   Denavolo “Catavella”   {Malavasia}  
Emilian Romagna ‘11    38

+ Movia   {Ribolla Gialla}  
Brda, Slovenia ‘08    50

+ Selvadolce   {Pignato}  
Ligure ‘10    54

+ Occhipinti “SP68” {Albanello, Moscato d’Allesadrio}
Sicilia ‘11    54

+ {Drink It!!}   Zidarich “Prulke”   {Sauvignon, Vitovska, Malavasia}  
Carso, Friuli ‘10    75

+ Radikon “Oslavje”    {PG, Sauv, Chard}  
Venezia Giulia ‘04        500 ml  79

+ Prima Terra “Harmoge”   {Vermentino, Bosco, Albarola}  
Cinque Terre ‘08    110

 

See The Dino Wine Book
{opens a rather large pdf file}


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Vini Rossi


Delightful: Rich, Straightforward, Friendly, Gulpable
Easy to drink wines that are fruit driven and uncomplicated

Degani   {Valpolicella}  
Veneto ‘11    27

Canetta “Zenit”   {Sangiovese, Merlot}  
San Gimignano ‘10    30

{Drink It!!}   Tami by Occhipinti   {Nero d’Avola}  
Sicilia ‘11    38

Per Alessandra   {Barbera}  
d’Alba ‘10    39

San Polo “Rubio”   {Young Vines Sangiovese +} 
Montalcino ‘10        42

{Drink It!!}   San Polo   {Sangiovese}  
Rosso di Montalcino ‘10    54

 

Explosive: Ripe, Juicy, Fresh, Berry Flavors
Berries & grape flavors abound.  Love them with salumi & formaggi

Terra Elima   {Nero d’Avola}  
Sicilia ‘10        30

{Drink It!!}   Tami by Occhipinti   {Frappato}  
Sicilia ‘11    38

Abbazia di Novacella   {Lagrein}  
Alto Adige ‘10    44

{Drink It!!}   Clifton    {Pinot Noir}  
Sonoma  ‘11    45

Occhipinti “SP68”   {Nero d’Avola, Frappato}  
Sicilia ‘12    59

Occhipinti “Siccagno”   {Nero d’Avola}  
Sicilia ‘10    89

Elegant: Round, Composed, Focused
Wines that don’t beat you up with ripeness & oak, but show their terroirPer Linda

{Drink It!!}   Monte Dall’Ora    “Saseti”   {Corvina et al}  
Valpolicella ‘11    38   

Antonelli “Rosso di Montefalco”   {Sangiovese. Sagrantino}  
Montefalco ‘09    54

Selvole   {Sangiovese}  
Chianti Classico ‘09    50

Altesino   {Sangiovese}  
Rosso di Montalcino ‘10    58

Il Conventino   {Prugnolo}  
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano ‘09    69

Croatto “Clas”   {Merlot}  
Grave del Friuli ‘09    75

Costanti    {Sangiovese}
Rosso di Montalcino ‘10    79

Cecilia “Imago ~ Riserva”   {Sangiovese, Syrah}  
Isola d’Elba ‘06    99

 

Huge: Ripe, Extracted, Heady
Whether an Amarone or a late harvest Zin: lush, ripe and powerful

Di Lenardo   “Vignetti di Lis Maris” {Refosco}  
Veneto ‘11    27

Verso   {Primitivo}  
Salento, Puglia NV    33

Degani “Cicilio Ripasso” {Corvina et al}  
Valpolicella ‘10    42

Perazzeta “Erio”   {Sangiovese, Merlot Cab, Syrah}  
Montenerone d’Orcia ‘11    45

Vignabaldo “L’Orma”   {Sagrantino}  
di Montefalco ‘06    54

{Drink It!!}   Monte dall’Ora    “Sausto” {Corvina}  
Ripasso ‘07    78

Spicy: Racy, Opulent, Full, Tannic
Big, loaded with the flavors of black pepper & other hard spices.

Giuseppi Bocchino “Arduine” {Barbera}  
d’Asti ‘11    33

Le Rote   {Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Malavasia}  
Chianti Colli Senesi ‘10    36

Klee    {Pinot Noir}  
Oregon ‘11    39

Cascina Corte “Camerino”   {Dolcetto}  
di Dogliani ‘10    41

Coroncino “Ganzarello”   {Sangiovese, Syrah}  
Rosso Piceno, Marche ‘09    45

David Noyes   {Pinot Noir}  
Sonoma Coast ‘09    54

{Drink It!!}   Le Chiuse   {Sangiovese}  
Rosso di Montalcino ‘09    59   

Occhipinti   {Frappato}  
Sicilia ‘10    79

Cecilia “Oglassa”   {Syrah}  
Elba, Toscana ‘08    89

Rustic: Earthy, Funky, Old School
Wines that eschew modernity & celebrate terroir: old fashioned flavors & textures.  Needless to say some of our favorites!

Bisceglia   “Terre del Vulcano” {Aglianico}  
Vulture, Basilicata ‘10    33

{Drink It!!}   Paternina    “Banda Azul” {Temperanillo}  
Rioja, Espana ‘07    36

Sanguineti “Nessun Dorma”   {Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah}  
Toscana ‘09    45

Brigaldara “Ripasso Vegro”   {Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, +}
Valpolicella ‘09    59

Glen Manor   {Cabernet Franc}  
Virginia ‘10        65

Grillo   {Freisa, Barbera, Dolcetto, Merlot}  
Monferrato, Piemonte ‘04    69

CUNE “Imperial Gran Riserva”    {Tempranillo}  
Rioja, Espania ‘01    120

Traditional: Herbs, Leather, Earth, Woods
Wines that celebrate terroir, texture & traditional flavors over fruit.

Begali “Ripasso”   {Corvina et al}  
Valpolicella ‘10       35

Monteseccondo Rosso   {Sangiovese} Toscana
‘11    50

Salicuti   {Sangiovese}  
Rosso di Montalcino ‘06    54

Cascina Corte   {Barbera}  
Piemonte ‘09    63

Carpineto   {Sangiovese}  
Brunello di Montalcino ‘07    69 ***
*** wine madness price every day

Eyrie   {Pinot Noir}  
Willamette Valley ’10    95

{Drink It!!}   Le Chiuse   {Sangiovese}  
Brunello di Montalcino ‘06    99

Brigaldara    “Amarone” {Corvina etc}  
Valpolicella ‘08    109

 

Soft Tannins: Gentle Red Wines
Drink red wine with fish & other lighter dishes.  Here are a few to try.

Tres Osos   {Cabernet, Tempranillo}  
Espania ‘11    27

Sant’Antonio “Nanfre”   {Corvina +}  
Valpolicella, Veneto ‘10        32

Giuseppi Bocchino “L’Aurelio”   {Nebbiolo}  
d’Alba ‘10    40

Raptor Ridge    {Pinot Noir}  
Willamette, Oregon ‘10    50

Dal Maso “Colpizzarda”   {Tai ~ Grenache}  
Colle Berici, Veneto ‘08    54

 

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See The Dino Wine Book
(opens a rather large pdf file)

  Half Bottles

Sometime a quartin is not enough, a bottle too much!

{white}   McCrea   {Marsanne}  
Washington State ‘06    25

Glen Manor    {Sauvignon Blanc}   
Virginia ‘10    25

{red}   Costanti   {Sangiovese}  
Brunello di Montalcino ‘05    75


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