Kokkari Estiatorio in downtown San Francisco serves Mediterranean fare, mostly Greek, with a contemporary edge. The owners claim to make a “cuisine fit for the gods”, and although the gods would most certainly know what wine to drink, we think you might need a hand. The Wine List is long, with several Greek wines, Old World and New World options, and price points to accommodate everyone.
Here are our recommendations.
By the Glass
- 2010 Sigalas, Assyrtiko, Santorini ($14/glass) - It’s a great big White Wine. Rich, creamy and intense, with good acidity.
- 2010 Abrente, Albariño, Napa Valley ($10/glass, $40/bottle) - If you prefer a lighter (and cheaper) white, this Californian Albariño is a great option. Very refreshing.
- Bedrock, Old Vine Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley ($12/glass) - Big, smooth, and intense, this Zinfandel is very fruity and easy to drink.
By the Bottle:
- 2008 Tselepos, Moschofilero, Mantinia ($42/bottle) - This Greek White Wine is light, fruity and very refreshing; easy to drink.
- 2010 Astrolabe, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough ($45/bottle) - Your typical New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc: fruity, intense, with medium to full body.
- 2009 Kingston Family, Lucero Syrah, Casablanca Valley ($38/bottle) - Medium body, juicy and a little spicy, it’s a great value.
- 2008 Seven Hills, Merlot, Columbia Valley ($48/bottle) - Another good value, smooth and fruity, very easy to drink, medium to full body.
- 2008 Thimiopolos, Uranos, Xinomavro, Trilofos imathias ($68/bottle) - More complex and less smooth than the previous options, full in the mouth.