Tribeca Grill, New York City from The 25 Best Wine Lists in America Slideshow

The 25 Best Wine Lists in America Slideshow

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Tribeca Grill, New York City

We liked the way this list starts with about three dozen bottles described as "Dave's Picks" — "uniquely beautiful, ready-to-drink wines…at sensible prices." Dave  would be the restaurant's wine director, David Gordon, who has chosen an interesting group for this purpose, wines like a 2011 Kiralyudvar Sec Tokaji Furmint at $48 and a 2007 Arcadian Westerly Vineyard Santa Ynez Syrah at $65. The list proceeds nicely, with a good Spanish selection, including the Galician wines of Raúl Pérez (four vintages of his "Sketch" albariño, serious stuff at $155 a bottle) plus his reds from Bierzo and Ribeira Sacra. There's a small but well-chosen German selection, with some depth of vintages for several blue-chip producers. There are plenty of sought-after California chardonnays (17 Auberts, 22 Marcassins), and the list is strong in white Burgundy. We loved seeing a whole bunch of California grenache, from 2014 Ventana Rubystone Arroyo Seco $45 to eight Sine Qua Nons up to $495. That grenache is something of an obsession here may be seen from the fact that Tribeca Grill has what might very well be the largest choice of Châteauneuf-du-Papes in America, more than 225 of them in all, including some vintages from the '80s. There are plenty more Rhône and Rhône-style wines, too. As an addendum, the list also offers eight Wine Spectator "wines of the year," going back to 1989, and, for when that IPO goes through, a half dozen "wines of the century" from 1989 Guigal La Mouline Côte Rôtie ($1,175) to 1900 Château Margaux ($9,200).