For many years Longhi’s has been an avid wine enthusiast. Owners, management and staff continue to participate regularly in tastings and food and wine pairings.
Longhi’s is proud to boast that each restaurant has the widest selection of wines by the glass offered anywhere in the state of Hawaii. The offerings change regularly, so please check with each individual restaurant for specific questions regarding specific wine. ~Thank You!
BLANC DE BLANCS
Merlot 81% – cabernet suavignon 15% – petit verdot 4%
1.5 liters (2 bottles)
3 liters (4 bottles)
Zinfandel 52% – petite sirah 46% – Mourvèdre 2%
DESSERT WINE 375ML
Riesling is the classic grape of Germany vies with chardonnay for the title of the worlds best white wine grape. its flowery elegance epitomizes what we think of German wines. it produces crisp fruit with high acidity, and refreshing flavors.
Trentino-alto adige, Pinot grigio
USA PINOT GRIS/PINOT GRIGIO
The loire region, in central france is home to many appellations and styles of wine. there are three principal white grape varieties. the chenin blanc grape dominates the areas of Touraine and Anjou, it has high acid and has many styles including dessert wines. upstream Pouilly and sancerre are the home of the sauvignon blanc grape, which is intensely aromatic with high acids and herbal flavors. downstream the Muscadet grape is young and fresh. it is low in acid, lighter-bodied, with an easy drinking style.
Alsace is a single appellation, with its wines taking their names from single grape varieties. its grapes are Germanic in origin but treated in the French style. the gewurztraminer grape is floral with a spicy aroma and bite. the riesling grape is dry and fully ripened with intense fruit. the pinot blanc grape is light, fresh, and less complex.
There are no simple or straight answers to burgundy. The region can be broken into five sub-areas, from chablis in the north to Macon in the south. Home to the chardonnay grape, white burgundies are known for their texture, weight and evolution. The chablis wines have more acid, and distinctive mineral flavors. The cote d’or is known for its high concentration of flavors, rich fruit, with full oak finishes. The Macon wines are simpler, with rounder tastes, and not as long lived.
Chardonnay is california’s most successful white grape, capable of great wines in the Burgundian tradition with age and sometimes in oak. it yields rich well-balanced wines, in a range of styles. the chardonnay grape produces rich, buttery, full wines with complex fruit and distinctive aromas and superb lingering after tastes.
In california sauvignon blanc is considered among the finest grapes for white wine. It can be light and herbaceous or oak-aged, solid and of chardonnay quality.
Floral and tropical aromas and flavors in a crisp yet perfumed dry style. simply delicious! Winemaker Heidi Barrett of screaming eagle and Dalla valle.
RIESLING USA/ GERMANY
GEWURZTRAMINER USA/ GERMANY
PINOT GRIS USA
PINOT GRIGIO USA/ ITALY
Bordeaux is the largest fine-wine region on the earth, with 70 to 80 percent of its total volume red. its most famous wines come from the Medoc, graves and the Libournais. in the eighteenth century the English created a “new French claret”, a more refined style, stored in bottles and aged. the famous classification of the Medoc growth was established in 1855 and with a few modifications still holds good today. the major varieties in use are cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot.
The burgundy wine trade is characterized by a large number of independent growers, very small vineyard sites, and the distinctive “Negociant-Eleveur”, or shipper. although it is difficult to generalize about burgundy, it is often said that the dominant factor is a growers or merchants style. pinot noir is the red grape of burgundy. different in style, weight, and development from a bordeaux it is rich, fairly alcoholic, yet velvety.
Bouchard Pere & Fils
Having been “rediscovered” in recent years Rhone wines have become increasing popular. the northern Rhones, cote Roties and hermitages come from the syrah grape and are big, concentrated, fruity, and tannic. Chateauneuf-du-pape, from the southern Rhone can be a blend of up to thirteen grape varieties, with the majority being grenache then syrah and Mourvèdre. the wines are full bodied and spicy.
CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE
30% Garnacha 25% Carinena 20% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Syrah 10% Merlot
60% Garnacha 40% Cabernet, Syrah and Merlot
Malbec & Cabernet Sauvignon
(Nicolas Catena and Lafite’s Baron de Rothschild) 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 50%Malbec
Piedmont, although not large in production, is one of Italy’s most prized wine producing areas. similar to burgundy with manicured vineyards, fragmented into single-owner plots, on south facing slopes. its most noble vine, the nebbiolo is the source of barolo and Barbaresco. these wines are powerful and astringent. as they mature they show an array of scents including tar, truffles, violets, and berry flavors.
Tuscany is identified with art, craftsmanship, ideas, and wine. home to the sangiovese grape, the hearty mainstay from chianti to Brunello di montalcino. many of tuscany’s best wines of today are the fashionable unclassified wines, many of them blends of sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc.
CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA
SUPER TUSCAN BLENDS
Merlot 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Cabernet Franc 10% Petit Verdot 5%
Sangiovese 40% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Syrah 20%
Sangiovese 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 30%
Cabernet Franc 35% Cabernet Sauvignon 32% Merlot 25% Petit Verdot 8%
Cabernet sauvignon 85% merlot 10% petit verdot 5%
Cabernet Sauvignon 75% Sangiovese 20% Cabernet Franc 5%
Cabernet Sauvignon 85% Cabernet Franc 15%
Cabernet Sauvignon 55% Merlot 22% Cabernet Franc 21% Petit Verdot 2%
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO
CABERNET SAUVIGNON & BLENDS
Makes california’s best red: fruity, fragrant, tannic, full-bodied needs maturing in oak, and at least 3 years in bottle age. the best Cabernets come from the central napa valley, parts of sonoma and certain areas of the central coast.
Napa / Sonoma / Paso Robles
Cabernet Sauvignon 57% Merlot 26% Cabernet Franc 17%
Cabernet sauvignon 46% merlot 26% cabernet franc 23% petit verdot 5%
The variety is originally known because of its major importance in bordeaux and in other areas for blending with the cabernet sauvignon grape. Merlot came into its own in california in the 1970’s. Known for its softer, more suppler texture and aromas that are sweeter and more forward than the cabernet sauvignon.
RHONE RANGERS / BOUTIQUE BLENDS
Mourvedre 40% Syrah 30% Grenache 20% Tempranillo 10%
Winemaker Mark Adams, assistant Winemaker at Saxum
Mourvedre 40% Grenache 20% Carignan 20% Syrah 10% Petite Sirah 10%
Mourvedre 40% Syrah 30% Grenache 30%
Grenache 64% Mourvedre 29% Syrah 7%
Four distinctive clones of Syrah marry to produce this blend.
Grenache 43% Syrah 37% Mourvedre20%
Winemaker Andy Erickson from Abreu, Dalla Valle, Spottswoode and Screaming Eagle.
Grenache 57% Mourvedre 31% Syrah 12%
Grenache 52% Mourvedre 26% Syrah 22%
Grenache 89% Syrah 9.5% Viognier 1.5%
Wine Spectator #1 Wine of the Year
One of the most popular and best red wine grapes in California, where it produces good, sound wines. possibly of Italian, or Hungarian origin, immensely successful and popular for all levels of wines. the best grapes have excellent balance, a lively raspberry flavor and seem to mature indefinitely.
WINE BY THE GLASS
SPARKLING & CHAMPAGNE
BY THE GLASS
COGNACS, BRANDIES, GRAPPA & LIMONCELLO
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH
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