Wine and Beer
Josep Ventosa, Cava Brut Premium Metode Tradicional
Viaggio Euforico Prosecco Extra Dry
Loxarel, 999 Penedès Brut Nature Rosat Méthode Traditionnelle
Villa Brici, Pinot Grigio
Expressive wine with melon and pear notes and fresh minerality. The taste is fresh and medium bodied.
Château Le Thou, Coteaux du Languedoc OR Serie Blanc
Colour : Nice yellow robe with golden green tints. Nose : Complex with citrus and white flowers notes. Taste : Great freshness and balance with a lingering finish
Hearst Ranch Winery, Three Sisters Cuvée White Wine Paso Robles
The chalky, limestone laden soils these grapes were grown in translates to a beautiful tactile sensation on the palate. The aromatics burst with lively floral notes. Once on the palate there is an amazing interaction between the brilliant acidity and the bone-dry mineral notes. While the textures are busy playing back and forth, lush, Viognier inspired flavors delight with a delightful juiciness. The overall experience is one that is refreshing and crisp with a very elegant framework
Backsberg Estate Cellars, Chardonnay Kosher Paarl
Lemon zest, melon and hazelnut characters combine to give a complex, but fresh, nose and palate. Natural acidity is balanced by sweet fruit flavours of white peach, giving a medium-bodied wine with a long, rewarding finish. Please note that this wine is Muvushal and Kosher for Passover. Made under the auspices of the Cape Town Beth Din and the OU of the United States.
Weingut Nägelsförst, Dry Pinot Blanc
Dry, elegant Pinot blanc with a delicate aroma of pears and apples. An expressive length on the palate predestines this wine as a universal accompaniment to many dishes
Bloem, Chenin Blanc Viognier Coastal Region
Chenin Blanc is one of the oldest & most widely-planted grape varieties in South Africa. We blend this fruitful wine with Viognier to add weight and earthiness. Citrus blossom and stone fruit aromas are followed by creamy peach flavors and a crisp finish.
Kessler-Zink, Riesling Spätlese
Nose - assertive lemon and lime zest, chalk and slate minerality, earthy saffron notes, red apple and pear. Very light color, almost clear with a straw yellow green hue Palate - honey, apples, mango, lychee, orange, with hints of lime, white flower, and slate, but keeps a creamy body with a long length.
Hearst Ranch Winery, Paso Robles Rosé Julia
Nose of stone and flowers. Crisp on the palate, without excess acidity. More flowers and stone and mild strawberry/cranberry flavors. Medium length finish. Pale pink with an orange tinge. Very enjoyable.
Backsberg Estate Cellars, Pinotage Rosé Paarl
Light rose color. Light bodied creamy open and big acidity and notes of strawberry and watermelon with dry light finish
Colliano, Cuvée Red
Color: deep dirty red, opaque, medium plus viscosity, long legs On the nose: notes of plums, blackberries, and ripe cherries On the palette: dry, bold, full bodied, medium acidity, soft tannins. Notes of plums, blackberries and ripe cherries Finish: long Pairing: with main courses, meats
Azienda Uggiano, Prestige Chianti Riserva
A blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo , this opens with delicate ripe black plum and Mediterranean herb aromas. It’s firm and straightforward on the palate , delivering black cherry and black tea flavors.
Quinta da Lapa, Nana Reserva
Clear deep ruby red wine with tears that remind me of mountains. Nose is clean; medium plus intensity of red rose, violets, saddle leather and blackberry couched in sage and walnuts. No new oak; fully developed. Dry wine with medium acidity and tannins; medium alcohol; medium body and flavor intensity. Blackberry, black cherries, freshly plowed earth with notes of black raisins, stoniness; neutral oak and mushrooms. Silky mouthfeel/texture; soft tannins; medium plus finish. Very good; drink now. Tejo region.
Château Saint Nabor, Côtes du Rhône Villages Cuvée Prestige
This wine has a dark red color with purple hues. On the nose it is powerful, yet delicate, with intense aromas of red and black fruits and spices. A delicate wooded overtone appears. The taste is supple and powerful, here we find the initial aromas.
Noble Hill, Cabernet Sauvignon Simonsberg-Paarl
Bold and dark red in color with inviting notes of mint and cassis and hints of fresh woody.... after being allowed to breathe for a while there was a smoothness of plum and cherry with pleasant pepper that lingers on the palate... a good vintage that will age very well
Noble Hill, Estate Reserve Simonsberg-Paarl
A mature, carefully crafted blend of classic Bordeaux varietals. Smooth, rich, a touch of damp earth, peppery and spicy. High acidity makes this wine very age-worthy
Château La Grolet, Côtes de Bourg
Smooth, strong and enjoyable. Notes of leather, smoke and plum. Fruity and juicy mouthfeel. Pairs great with lamb shank. Dry and quenching finish.
Hearst Ranch Winery, Three Sisters Cuvée Red Wine Paso Robles
This wine, vibrant ruby in appearance, offers elegant yet concentrated aromas and flavors of ripe cherries and vanilla. Grenache wholeheartedly embraces chalky soils, translating them into a silky, mineral-laden structure. These positive attributes are why we chose Grenache as the driving force behind our 2017 Three Sisters Red. The addition of Syrah, Petite Sirah & Mourvèdre help polish the presentation of this wine. Incredibly focused fruit and supple, mid-weight tannins play very nicely against the firm acid backbone. Possessing bright exuberance.
Remhoogte, Honeybunch Reserve Chenin Blanc
Dry, medium body, medium acidity. Lots of honey notes, peach, apricot, and banana peal. Well balanced.
Friedrich Becker, Pinot Noir
A medium dark red. First impression after opening was a reductive nose, blackberries, shaded with some oak. On the palate: raspberries, fine hints of oak, blackberries. Medium+ length and finish.
Villa Brici, Cabernet Sauvignon
Colour : Classic ruby red with a light purple hue. Aroma : Blackcurrant, green pepper in pleasant, cedar tree and mint. Taste : Fresh but extremely pleasant with smooth tannins and a pleasing finish.
Domaine Patrick Lambert, Chinon Gourmandise Rouge
The 2019 "Gourmandise" is a beautiful "drink young" cuvée from Patrick Lambert, made from Cabernet Franc vines grown on sandy gravel soils near the Vienne. The wine shows a bright black/red color with lush high-toned aromas of crushed strawberry and black raspberry, with hints of citrus and pepper. The palate is supple and bright with luscious black raspberry and red currant fruit, quite lush and full-bodied in this superb vintage for the Loire, light but deep and long with hints of bitter chocolate and cocoa, but still with refreshing acidity. Serve this lovely wine quite cool with charcuterie and grilled chicken, pork or burgers, it's a perfect quaffing Cab Franc to drink over the next 2 years
Tempranillo Road, Navarra Tempranillo
Powerful aromas of vibrant plum and black fruits. Concentrated, rich palate of blackberry and raspberry flavors with depth and soft tannins. Elegant notes of cacao and vanilla shine through.
Lammershoek, LAM Pinotage
Natural fermentation, unfiltered with minimal skin contact. Light red, translucent color. The nose displays spices fermented strawberry, rose, tar, black tea, earth and a lot of campari. Medium-high acidity on the palate, ruby grapefruit bitterness, and campari again. No tannins due to the min skin contract.
Natte Valleij, Swartland Cinsault
Unlike those from the terroir of Darling and Simonsberg-Paarl this spends twelve months in concrete, rather than barrel, in order to preserve the purity of the cultivar. Whilst the Darling is bombastic & energetic this seems more somber, more serious and more refined. A subdued nose of raspberry, cranberry, crushed violet petals & new leather. The palate is sumptuous, with red cherry, pomegranate, oregano & black pepper
Ponysaurus BIÈRE DE GARDE
An homage to higher-gravity French farmhouse ales, Biere de Garde roughly translates to “beer for keeping.” Our version reflects the historical realities of this style of farming, when brewers made do with what was on hand. With three types of barley, wheat, rye, and oats, its aroma smacks of apple, pear, almond, and vanilla, with just a hint of lemon rind.
Ponysaurus INDIA PALE ALE
For our IPA, we used the traditional West Coast India Pale Ale as our template, then forgot where we put the template, then created something completely different. It’s a simple, easily enjoyable IPA with a crisp bouquet of lemon citrus, grapefruit rind, and melon. Tangerine and passion fruit dominate the hop flavor, but without the usual overwhelming bitterness.
Ponysaurus DON'T BE MEAN TO PEOPLE: A GOLDEN RULE SAISON
Don't Be Mean to People not only tastes delicious with notes of tangerine and pineapple, but is a friendly reminder that being friendly together yields some pretty amazing things.
Pilsner was originally created in the town of Pilsen, now in the Czech Republic. The trifecta of soft local water, revolutionary malting techniques, and local Saaz hops created the most recognizable beer style today. Bready flavors mixed with an herbal undertow make this beer an instant classic
Ponysaurus EXPORT STOUT
Most beer drinkers are familiar with the Dry Irish Stout, popularized by a certain brewery in Dublin. The Export Stout is a somewhat bigger version of this beer made to survive oceanic travel, yet still retain the dry, roasted flavors of the original without out being too sweet or cloying
Ponysaurus RYE PALE ALE
Originally brewed exclusively for Dashi in downtown Durham, the Rye Pale Ale has a light body, firm bitterness, and spicy/piney aroma designed to complement and contrast a bold, umami-filled meal. Due to it's quick popularity Rye Pale Ale can now be found at the Ponysaurus taproom and elsewhere in the Triangle.
Ponysaurus SCOTTISH ALE
Reflecting the Scottish tradition of brewing beer with a small amount of hops so as to avoid unnecessary interaction with British traders (the bastards), our Scottish Ale is a rich, smooth, malt-focused beer that pours incredibly dark. Nutty Marris Otter malt provides deep hits of caramel, coffee, and chocolate in both the aroma and flavor. Like a drinkable kilt for your gullet.
Aroma: Sweet smelling with a coffee and malty nose Flavor: Perfect balance of bitter and sweet with malt and roast characters Palate: Smooth, creamy and balanced ABV: 4.2% Appearance: Distinctively dark, with a rich creamy head
Highland Gaelic Ale
Our original brew is a deep amber-colored American ale featuring a rich malty body. Gaelic is exceptionally balanced between malty sweetness and delicate hop bitterness, making it a clear winner with a broad range of food pairings. Voted Western North Carolina’s Best All-Round Beer in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC poll in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020
Cider and Seltzer
Bull City Ciderworks - Off Main
The original, classic dry cider
White Claw Hard Seltzer
A rotating variety of hard seltzer flavors. Ask the barista for available flavors.
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Second Sunday Cleanings
NoRa will be closing at 8 pm each second Sunday of the month to allow time for scheduled maintenance and cleaning.