Palo Santo’s Wine List has over five dozen carefully selected wines from South America and New York State representing the best of Latin America and the best of what is local. The bottles offered cover the basics such as fruity Argentinean Malbec, dry Chilean Cabernet and tart Fingerlakes Riesling as well as some quirkier wines to round out the list.
The Wölffer Estate Brut is an excellent sparkling wine made on Long Island’s South Fork. Also from Long Island is the Channing Daughters Envelope, a full bodied white wine with a rich nutty nose. It’s color is deep gold almost orange because of prolonged skin contact during fermentation.
Antiyal is an earthy red blend, biodynamically grown and produced in Maipo, Chile by Alvaro Espinoza. Maria Luz Marin, of Casa Marin, produces wine in Chile’s San Antonio Valley. Her Pinot Noir grapes are grown in close proximity to the Pacific Ocean providing an ideal cool climate with a long growing season.
One of the most unique wines on the Palo Santo list is the Reserva de Alcyone, a Tannat Dessert Wine from Viñedo de los Vientos located in Atlantida, Uruguay. Fortified with grapa, this wine has a rich cocoa character in the nose and fine ripe raspberry nuances. It is excellent paired with a dense chocolate torte, or on its own as desert in a glass.