Lunch option not on 13th Street: Niner Wine Estates.

Decided to take a day off from riding and noticed this place as I was driving others to the ride start on the coast.

The space is drop dead gorgeous and the restaurant lives up to the space. It’s inside the main building which also houses an impressive tasting room. They are only open for lunch.

Decided to go light and chose the cheese plate which did not disappoint. All the cheeses were locally sourced and the olive tapenade is sourced from their olive groves. The dish was made by the romesco sauce which was spicy but added additional flavor to the cheeses.

Of course I had wine…..a flight of “whites” which included a light, tart rosé of Pinot Noir, a citrusy Rhône blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Marsanne and  lastly a Marassane which had notes of vanilla but was not over oaked.

Service was very good and included a description of the wines by the sommelier.

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