ABOUT OUR SYSTEMSWhen Certified Executive Chef Bertrand Artigues first set out to open a wine bar, he knew he would do it right. In his extensive travels, he often noticed that restaurants of nearly every caliber failed to handle their wines properly. Most kept bottles sitting out on counters or shelves behind the bar, or kept white wines chilling in ice bins. Even high-end establishments with climate-controlled cellars stored open bottles this way. Usually, the bartenders would pour a glass and stuff the original cork back in the bottle and leave it on the counter. The problem? Once that bottle of spectacular, glorious drink is opened, it does not keep well. As the wine comes in contact with oxygen, it breaks down--it loses flavors and after just a day or two goes bad. At Cloud 9, we use a number of systems to ensure that our extensive list of wines by the glass are properly preserved for your enjoyment--from the first glass to the last!
Cloud 9 is only the third restaurant in the state to offer draft wine--it's on tap!
Draft wines--or wines packaged in kegs (just like beer)--provide consistency in every glass so that you experience the wines exactly as the vintner intended with every pour. Our unique draft wine system serves up wine at the proper drinking temperature with no risk of oxidizing so it doesn't lose any integrity or flavor over time. Wine on tap is also environmentally friendly because one keg of wine keeps 26 bottles out of your local landfill--along with corks, labels, and foil wrappers!
*Draft wines are all 1/2 price during our daily happy hour from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. (and when we say daily, we mean EVERY DAY--including Saturday & Sunday)!
LE VERRE DE VINWine begins to oxidize as soon as the cork is removed. By removing the oxygen to a precisely controlled level, Le Verre de Vin technology effectively preserves wine without any risk to its subtle structure. With this piece of wall-mounted equipment, we are able to offer you a much wider selection of wines by the glass--without compromising quality!
CRUVINETOur 16 bottle cruvinet system is a custom-built, dual-chamber, temperature controlled wine preservation system that works much like a keg system. This spectacular piece of equipment that is the centerpiece of our bar pumps nitrogen into the opened bottle of wine as the wine is extruded through a set of tubing. This creates a barrier of gas between the wine and potential oxygen, therefore, extending the life of the wine for as long as six weeks.
St. Michaels Weinkellarei Auslese Riesling - Rheinhessen, GermanySweet Cantaloupe . Yellow Apple . Tropical . Candied Pears . Soft Acidity Taste:3 Glass:9 Bottle:34
Dona Sol White Zinfandel - CaliforniaFresh Fruit Aroma . Ripe Cherry . Slightly Tart . Crisp Finish Taste:2 Glass:7 Bottle:26
Sauvion Rose D'Anjou - Loire, FranceStrawberry . Medium Sweetness . Crisp . Clean Taste:3 Glass:9 Bottle:34
The Investor (Stag's Leap Winery) - Stag's Leap Dist. Napa, CaliforniaBlack Currant . Smoky Plum . Predominant Herbs . Tobacco . Sandalwood Bottle:68
Enginehouse 25 Wines "Steward of the Land" Cab Franc - San Clemente, ChileSpice . Sandalwood . Violet . Strawberry . Black Currant . Textured Tannins . Leather . Tobacco . Clove Bottle:55
Château Haut Beyzac - Médoc, France75% Merlot . 25% Cabernet Sauvignon . Unoaked . Deep Ruby . Savory . Black Fruits . Voluptuous Mouth Feel . Balanced Volume Bottle:46
Château Des Tourtes Cuvée Prestige Rouge - Bordeaux, FranceBlackberry . Toasted Oak . Burnt Clove . Strong Body . Smooth Finish Bottle:38
Bearitage (Haraszthy Family Cellars) - Lodi, CaliforniaBright Cherry . Clove . Smoky Black Pepper . Medium Bodied Bottle:34
The Calling Chardonnay - Sonoma, CaliforniaGravenstein Apple . Meyer Lemon . Pear . Crisp Acidity . Elegant Finish Bottle:46
Murrieta's Well "The Whip" - Livermore Valley, Central Coast, CaliforniaLychee . Magnolia Blossom . Dried Lime Peel . Elegant . Crisp Bottle:44
Ken Wright Cellars Viognier - Willamette Valley, OregonPeach . Tangerine . Honeysuckle . Soft Acidity . Gentle Heat . Dry Finish Bottle:40
Joao Pato, Espumante Bruto "Duckman" NV - Óis do Bairro, PortugalNutty . Spine of Curry . Banana Peppers . Red Vine Licorice . Salted Caramel . Smoothly Bold Acidity . 100% Biodynamic Bottle:38
Villa Maria Bubbly Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, New ZealandBold Melon . Lemongrass . Bright Lime . Grapefruit Essence . Grassy . Fresh Bottle:36
The right kind of wine bar
Moscato & Sparkling
Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris
Rosé / Blush
White and Red Dessert Wines
Shiraz / Syrah
Other Reds and Red Blends
Select Whites & Red Bottle Only
* All of our menus are carefully curated to reflect our passions for the crafts we practice and change frequently based on the seasonality of ingredients available (or due to our artfully playful whims). Please call ahead if you are concerned about the availability or pricing of specific items, and check online for updates.