Quince

  4.0 rating over 2 reviews
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470 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

Neighborhoods: Financial District
Cuisine: Italian, Romantic, Private Parties

Quince is a Italian, Romantic, and Private Parties restaurant where most Menuism users came for a romantic date, paid more than $50, and tipped more than 18%.

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Quince 3.0
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Too expensive for what you get Decent...

Too expensive for what you get
Decent atmosphere.
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Quince Wine List Review

Quince Wine List Review

At VinoServant we talk about “Special Occasion Wines”, and Quince falls under the category of “Special Occasion Restaurant.” The wine list is made up of 600+ wines with the majority hailing from Italy (199 – 24 whites and 175 reds) and France (198 – 92 whites and 106 reds). Given the size of this wine list, and the fact that you can drink wines from the United States (154 – 25 whites and 129 reds) at numerous other restaurants, we are going to focus this review on the best values from Italy and France. The great news is that the list has a number of bottles under $80, and that is rare for a restaurant with the pedigree of Quince.

As with all VinoServant reviews, you will see the price at the restaurant followed by the mark-up over retail and if applicable, a rating from one of the publications listed below (Doyard, Cuvée Vendémiaire, Blanc de Blancs Brut, Vertus | $85 | 1.9x | WS 92 | TP). Mark up of 1.9x translates into a retail price of $43 a bottle, Wine Spectator rated this wine 92 points and it is one of our Top Picks at Quince.

James Suckling – JS | International Wine Cellar – IWC | VinoServant’s Top Picks – TP | Wine Advocate – WA | Wine Spectator – WS

Top Wines Under $75 a Bottle

White Wines

Friuli
2009 Bastianich, Lalvasia Istriana, Adriatico, Croatia | $45 | 2.5x | WS 87
2009 Schiopetto, Collio Friulano, Fruili | $60 | 2.2x | JS 93

Alto Adige & Other
2010 Koefererhot Sylvaner, Valle Isarco, Alto Adige | $60 | 2.5x | IWC 92
2010 Bio Vio, Riviera Ligure Di Ponente Pigato, Liquria | $45 | 1.9x

Burgundy, Loire Valley & Rhone
2009 Domaine Bachelet-Monnot, Bourgogne Blanc | $55 | 2.0x
2009 Domaine St-Nicolas, Fiefs Vendeens, Les Clous | $50 | 2.5x | WS 90 & WA 90
2009 Domaine du Closel, Savennières, La Jalousie | $50 | 2.5x | WA 87
2010 Eric Texier, Rousanne, Brezeme, Cotes-du-Rhone | $55 | 2.0x

Red Wines

Langhe & Alta Piemonte
2008 Brovia, Barbera D’Alba, Sori Del Drago | $50 | 2.0x | WA 90
2007 Sella, Coste Della Sesia, Casteltorto | $50 | 2.0x

Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto
2008 Inama Carmenere Piu, Veneto | $45 | 2.4x | WS 88
2008 Cantina Di Bolzano, Santa Magdalena, Lagrein Perl, Alto Adige | $50 | 2.3x | WA 88
2007 Terlano, Lagrein Gries, Alto Adige | $60 | 2.0x

Emilia-Romagna & Marche
2008 Ca’Montanari, Opera 02, Emilia | $40 | 2.1X | WA 88
2006 Selvagrossa, Trimpilin | $50 | 2.4x | WA 89

Chianti Classico & Traditional Tuscan
2007 Casaloste, Chianti Classico | $45 | 2.1x | WS 90
2004 Pratesi, Carmignano | $45 | 1.8x | WS 86
2008 San Giusto A Rentenno, Chianti Classico | $54 | 2.2x | WA 88
2006 Podere Ciona, Riserva, Chianti Classico | $60 | 2.2x | WE 91
2007 Sassotondo, Maremma Toscana, Ciliegiolo, San Lorenzo | $60 | 1.2x | WA 88

Burgundy & Bordeaux
2008 Patrice Rion, Cotes de Nuits Villages | $60 | 2.1x
2007 Domaine Rollin, Pernand-Vergelesses | $65 | 2.2x
2005 Chateau L’Embrun, Blaye | $45 | 2.4x
2006 Chateau de Sales, Pomerol | $60 | 2.1x | WS 87

Rhone Valley, Provenance & Languedoc – Roussillon
2009 Georges Vernay, Collines Rhodaniennes, De Mirbaudie, Syrah | $50 | 2.0x | WS 89
2007 Jean-Louis Chave Selection, St. Joseph, Offerus | $60 | 2.0x | WS 89
2009 Domaine De Fondreche, Cotes Du Ventoux, Cuvee Nadal | $60 | 2.3x | WA 92
2003 Chateau Des Tours, Vacqueyras, Reserve | $70 | 2.2x | WS 89
2008 Clot De L’Oum, Cotes Du Roussillon Villages, Saint Bart | $70 | 1.9x | WA 91

Top Wines Over $75 a Bottle

Sparkling Wines

Doyard, Cuvée Vendémiaire, Blanc de Blancs Brut, Vertus, NV | $85 | 1.9x | WS 92

White Wines

Chablis, Burgundy & Alsace
2006 J&S Dauvissat, Chablis, Premier Cru, Vaillons, Vieilles Vignes | $85 | 2.0x | WA 92
2007 Pierre-Yves Colin – Morey, Premier Cru, St-Aubin, Champlots | $90 | 1.8x | WS 91
2009 Albert Mann, Furstentum, Grand Cru, Pinot Gris | $75 | 2.2x | WS 92

Red Wines

Alta Piemonte, Barbaresco & Barolo
2004 Antoniolo Gattinara, Le Castelle | $90 | 2.0x | WA 93
2005 Cascina Bruciata, Rio Sordo, Barbaresco | $95 | 1.7x
2005 Sottimano, Cotta, Barbaresco | $130 | 1.9x | WA 93
2004 Luigi Baudana, Baudana, Barolo | $100 | 1.7x | WA 88 & WS 92
2000 Giuseppe Rinaldi, Brunate le Coste, Barolo | $225 | BELOW RETAIL | WA 96

Burgundy & Bordeaux
2006 Thibault Liger-Belair, Premier Cru, Nuits St. Georges, Les St. Georges | $135 | 1.9x | WS 93
2004 Georges Roumier, Premier Cru, Morey-St-Denis, Clos De La Bussiere | $165 | 1.9x | WS 89
2005 Denis Mortet, Premier Cru Gevrey-Chambertin, Les Champeaux | $375 | 1.4x | WS 93
2005 DRC, Grand Cru, Romanee-St-Vivant, Marey-Monge | $1,975 | 1.3x | WA 96 to 97
2000 Chateau Deyrem-Valentin, Margaux | $110 | 2.2x
1982 Lafite-Rothschild | $4,795 | 1.1x | WA 97+

Rhone Valley, Provenance & Languedoc – Roussillon
2008 Domaine De La Janasse, Chateauneuf-du-Pape | $90 | 2.4x | WA 89 to 91
2007 Mas De Daumas, Gassac, Vin De Pays, De L’Herault, | $95 | 2.1x | WA 87
2006 Francois Villard, Cote-Rotie, Le Gallet Blanc | $125 | 1.7x | WS 92

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