Another French Quarter standby is the indomitable Stella! I love the food at Stella! It’s got a creole edge exquisitely prepared and layered with rich flavors, but the wine list might just be a bigger draw! Extensive but not overwhelming, there are plenty of well-considered choices for every palate. Even if you stick to the tiny section titled “unique red wines,” you might find yourself struggling to choose between Kenneth Volk’s 2008 "Calleri Vineyard” Negrette! ($59), Magnin Arbins 2005 Monduese ($70), or Giorgio Clai’s 2009 Refosco ($75).
If offbeat doesn’t float your pirogue don’t worry, the list is packed with great selections that range from the Shrader 2008 To Kalon ($450) and the 1990 Grand Puy Lacoste ($395) to Marcarini’s 2009 Fontanazza Dolcetto ($55) and Domaine du Closel’s 201 la Jalousie ($50).
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