COCKTAILS   |   WINE BY THE GLASS

 

Samantha Johnston

 

Samantha Johnston is the Wine Director for The Toscana Restaurant Group which includes the flagship Toscana and Bar Toscana in Brentwood and the new Nerano in Beverly Hills. Her credentials include Sommelier Certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers and an Advanced Award from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

 

Samantha doesn’t play favorites with wine varietals, and likens them to friends, stating, “You have different friends for different occasions, and it’s the same with wine. I love wine because it brings together the many different things you love – family, friends, food and tradition. It can be really nerdy when you talk about the scientific aspects of winemaking…but in the end we love it because it just tastes so good.” Visit Nerano and meet some of Samantha’s friends.

 

Toscana offers a sophisticated and international wine list.  We house over four hundred selections including rare California cult wines and exceptional wines from the Piedmont and Tuscan Regions of Italy.

 

WINE BY THE GLASS

 

BIANCHI

 

CHARDONNAY                                                                      18 / 64

Merryvale, Carneros 2015

 

FALANGHINA/BIANCOLLELA                                        16 / 64

Marisa Cuomo, Costa d’Amalfi 2015

 

PINOT GRIGIO                                                                      14 / 56

Vigneti del Sole, Veneto 2016

 

SAUVIGNON BLANC                                                          14 / 56

Rose and Sons, Santa Ynez 2016

 

MULLER THURGAU                                                            13 / 52

Erste Neue, Alto Adige 2015

 

VERMENTINO                                                                       16 / 64

Capichera, Sardegna 2015

 

 

ROSATI

 

GRENACHE/CINSAULT                                                     14 / 56

Domaine de Cala, Provence 2016

 

 

RED WINE

 

BARBERA                                                                                15 / 60

Giornata, Paso Robles 2015

 

BAROLO                                                                                  22 / 88

Cavalier Bartolomeo, Piemonte 2011

 

GRIGNOLINO                                                                       15 / 60

Francesco Rinaldi, Piemonte 2016

 

ROSSO DI MONTALCINO                                                14 / 56

Mocali, Toscana 2013

 

SUPERTUSCAN                                                                   21 / 84

Podere Sapaio, Bolgheri 2015

 

PINOT NOIR                                                                         16 / 64

Floodgate, Russian River 2013

 

CABERNET SAUVIGNON                                                 15 / 60

Brave & Maiden, Santa Ynez 2015

 

SYRAH/GRENACHE                                                           14 /  56

‘La Cuadrilla,’ Stolpman, Santa Ynez 2015

 

 

SPUMANTE

 

MOSCATO D’ASTI                                                               14 / 56

Braida, ‘Vigna Senza Nome,’ 2015

 

FRANCIACORTA                                                                  18 / 72

Ferghettina Brut, Lombardia NV

 

FRANCIACORTA ROSE                                                     18 / 72

Costodi Castaldi Brut, Lombardia NV

 

CHAMPAGNE                                                                        25 / 100

Billecart-Salmon Brut, France NV

 

DESSERT WINE

 

Moscato d’Asti, Sori dei Fiori, 2010                                14 / 56

Il Mastro Vinaio, Barolo Chinato                                     16 / 60

Port Sandeman                                                                    12 / 50