Wow, that is quite a wine list! I could do some damage at Salpicon, so now it’s time to check out the menu. I’m sure that the food at Salpicon must be good. It appears like a fairly straightforward, basic upscale Mexican menu, though with a wine list like theirs, someone must be paying close attention to the food as well. Or at least, one would hope! Taking a look at the specials menu, in this case for the week June 13 to 18, I’m guessing that’s true and I’m LOVING the fact that the specials have suggested wine pairings!

Wow, there are some interesting choices here and in my mind I’ve already decided that we’re gonna need at least six diners tonight.
Even my distilled list would make a great list for this menu. So many choices!

2000 Riesling, Smaragd, Hochrain, Franz Hirtzberger, Spitz - $92
2000 Riesling, Smaragd, Kirchweg, Rudi Pichler, Wösendorf - $64
2001 Bianco Breg (Proprietary Blend), Anfora, Josko Gravner, Oslavia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia - $177
2002 Oslavje (Chardonnay/PinotGrigio/Sauvignon), Radikon, Oslavia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia - $150
2005 Riesling, Grosset, Polish Hill, Clare Valley, South Australia - $65
2005 Riesling, Henschke, Julius, Eden Valley, South Australia - $53
2006 Brick House, Boulder Block, Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley - $105
2007 Soter, Mineral Springs Ranch, Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley - $99
2007 Stoller Vineyards, JV Estate, Dundee Hills - $54
2005 Bandol, Cuvée Classique, Domaine Tempier - $69
2005 Bandol, La Migoua, Domaine Tempier - $99
2005 Bandol, La Tourtine, Domaine Tempier - $115
2008 Barbera d’Alba, Tre Vigne, Vietti, Castiglione Falletto - $51
2006 Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato, Bric d’ Bianc, Luca Ferraris Vineyard, Monferrato - $41
2006 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Pietra del Diavolo, Il Faggeto, Montepulciano - $58
2000 Montefalco Rosso Riserva, Arquata, Adanti - $60
1995 St Hallett Old Block Shiraz, Barossa Valley - $110
1993 St Hallett Old Block Shiraz, Barossa Valley - $125
2003 L.A. Cetto Nebbiolo, Private Reserve, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California - $39
2007 L.A. Cetto Petite Sirah, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California - $34

I’m ready to order, so here goes! I’m going to order one wine to pair with each dish. I can’t help myself!