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Ze Mean Bean Café
1739 Fleet Street
Fells Point, MD 21231

(410) 675-5999

Ze Wine Selection

Our love of great wine is reflected in our carefully selected wine list.  Many offerings may be new to our guests as we strive to discover the "great finds", "great value" wines that often are found in smaller wineries.

We have nearly a hundred wines to choose from. Please browse our selections or jump to specific type:

Whites: Chardonnay | Sauvignon & Pinot  | Interesting Whites | Rosé | Champagnes & Sparklers | Ports, Sherry & Cognac

Reds: Zinfandel | Merlot | Pinot Noir | Cabernet | Sauvignon | Shiraz/Syrah Bordeaux | Interesting Reds
 


Chardonnay


Catena Chardonnay, Mendoza, Argentina $40

Full and clean with pear and fig flavors and a touch of sweet spice.

Gundlach-Bundschu Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley $54

Medium body with great fruit & a warm finish

Landmark Chardonnay, “Overlook,” California $59

75% Sonoma, 20% Monterey, 5% Santa Barbara.  hard-to-find classic!

Lockwood Chardonnay, Monterey County $24

Ripe fruit flavors of peach and nectarine with crispness & freshness

producing a classic Chardonnay flavor.

Sanford Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County  $44

Fruit forward with significant oakiness for great balance.

*Hayman and Hill, Russian River,  Chardonnay $30/8

Rich and complex. Fresh steely citrus aromas  with hints of toasted oak.


 


Sauvignon & Pinot

Allan Scott Sauvignon Blanc Select, Marlborough $30

aged in French oak for a smooth, round warm finish.

*Veramonte, Casablanca Valley, Chile Savignon Blanc $20/6

Fresh crisp and intense witrh citrus and tropical fruits.

Cape Mentelle Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc $28

Pleasantly mild and fruity white wine.

*Riff, Terra Alpina, Pinot Grigio $27/8

Rich but delicate, floral bouquet – full bodied.

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand $43

Explosively aromatic, brimming with spice, herb and peppery character.

Santa Rita Sauvignon Blanc, Reserve, Chilé $24

Intense citrus with a clean & crisp finish.

King Estate, Pinot Gris, Oregon  $33

Aromas of honeysuckle and apple lead to lovely melon and honey flavors

Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley $90

Straw colored with a grassy, passion fruit nose; creamy palate with flavours of vanilla, peach and passion fruit; lovely integration of oak.


 


Interesting Whites



Ars Vitis Moselland Riesling, Germany $24

A dry Riesling produced by Heinz Ames: artist and winegrower.

Elk Run Gewürztraminer, Maryland $42

A sweet Gewurzt with aromas of lichee nuts.

Georges DuBoeuf Pouilly-Fuissé, France $48

Roasted almonds, lime-tree, verbena & vanilla.  full, supple & fruity.

Huber Gruner Veltliner “Hugo”, Austria $22

Crisp, light, delightful citrus flavors. distinctive flower and cracked pepper edge

Ironstone “Obsession” Symphony, California $21

A cross of Muscat & Grenache Gris, very floral, light & fruity.

Oremus Mandolas, Tokaji Furmint, Hungary $49

Dry,  medium  body with excellent fruit, touch of apple and melon.  One of the better Eastern European wines we have tasted.

Peter Lehmann Semillon, Barossa Australia $20

Dry, with lemon  citrus flavors on the palate and a soft round finish.

Santa Julia Torrontes, Argentina $18

Aroma of tropical fruit, candied peaches, lychee nut, rose petals and other floral hints, with an extra zing of spice and acidity for good measure.

Sokol Blosser Evolution, Oregon, NV $36

A fun wine! The precise amount of 9 varietals produces a lush off-dry, somewhat tropical wine with a crisp finish.

Stump Jump, d’Arenberg, McLaren Vale, Australia $20

This great blend of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Marsanne

is an elegant crisp grapefruit scented wine that is fresh & lively.

Trimbach Gewürztraminer, Alsace $45

Powerful and ripe with intense lychee fruit and a dry spicy finish.

*Wente Riesling, California $23/6

Pale straw in color, with hints of floral aromas, including orange blossom and honeysuckle.  crisp taste and fresh with a hint of spice.  wonderful with desserts.

Zenato Lugana San Benedetto, Italy $26

This wine is dry with balanced acidity and a slight and pleasantly bitterish finish.

Blufeld, Riesling, Germany $25

Sweet with citrus, peach and floral aromas



Rosé


Belle Glos Pinot Noir Blanc,  Mendocino County $38

Crisp acidity and bold berry flavors. Enjoy it with grilled seafood

or on its own.


 



Champagnes & Sparklers
 

Prosecco, Spago Nero, Italy $8

A wonderful start to your meal, really wakes the palate. Each bottle contains about a glass and a half.

Domaine Chandon Brut Classic, California, NV $32

California house of Moët et Chandon, full bodied, soft & complex.

*Saint-Hilaire Brut, France    $24

made by Monks more than 100 years before the first champagne was created.

Schramsberg “Cremant,” Demi-sec, Napa Valley, ’97    $55


 



Ports, Sherry & Cognac


Dow’s Ruby Port    6.75

Graham’s Fine Tawny 10 Year    6.75

Lustau Sherry    6.75

Courvoisier VSOP    7

Pierre Ferrand Cognac    7.50


 



Reds


Zinfandel

Chateau Potelle “V.G.S.,” Mt. Veeder, Napa $95

Very good  ****!  classic California Zinfandel – big in every aspect!

Dry Creek Heritage, Sonoma  $30

Ripe black cherry, currant and creamy spice with hints of dark chocolate.

*Rosenblum, Barrel Cuvée XXXII, California   $ 27 / 8

Cherry, plum, blackberry & vanilla, with hints of spice & black pepper.

Rancho Zabaco, Dry Creek Valley  $36

Intense and rich with concentrated cherry and blackberry flavors.

Seghesio,  Sonoma County   $40

Climatic induced spiced undertones highlight this fantastic zin.


 



Merlot

*Blackstone, California $24 / 7

Dark plum & blackberry, with toasty vanilla & butterscotch.

Gundlach Bundshu, Sonoma County $63

Firm, yet gentle, & finely-focused. head and shoulders above the rest.

Rutherford Hill, 26th Anniversary, Napa Valley $45

Intense fruit & velvety texture, soft tannins.

Santa Rita, “120,” Lontue Valley, Chile $16

Plum fruit & medium spice, velvety & lightly tannic.


 


Pinot Noir

Sticks, Yarra Valley, Australia $41

Savory dark cherry, blueberry and spice, enhanced by subtle oak.

Taz Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County  $40

A unicorn in the wine  world. Beautifully soft and juicy with cranberry and Raspberry flavors  good acidity and very judicious oak.

Dante Reserve, California $24/7

Delicate floral aromas lead to earthy raspberry flavors

Fess Parker, Santa Barbara County   $55

A very plump medium bodied wine with intense dark cherry flavors.


Cabernet Sauvignon

Hess Estate, Napa Valley $56

Mix of fresh raspberry and cherry