Yorktown Center, a sprawling shopping mall located in the western suburb of Lombard, is establishing itself as a popular dining and drinking destination. More than 16 distinct restaurants call Yorktown home, including D.O.C. Wine Bar, which can be found in the open-air Shops on Butterfield section of this retail kingdom.
This summer, D.O.C. will show its neighborly side by showcasing wine flights inspired by several surrounding restaurants, including RA Sushi Bar, Harry Caray’s Holy Mackerel and The Capital Grille (and, of course, one of its own, as well). The wines featured in each flight will reflect the style of the restaurant and its cuisine, from Italian to sushi to steak.
The seven flights, which range in price from $17 to $25, will feature three white and four red choices, each offering tastes of three wines. The flights will showcase everything from prosecco to pinot noir and many more varietals. The complete list of D.O.C. Wine Bar’s “Yorktown” wine flights, which will be offered from May through July, is detailed below.
D.O.C. Wine Bar is open daily from 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m. The complete wine list (in-house and retail) is available upon request.
D.O.C. Wine Bar’s “Yorktown” Wine Flights
“WHITE” WINE FLIGHTS
BRIO TUSCAN GRILL, $19
Brio translates into spirited, alive and vigorous. Transport that into the Tuscan countryside, and you get a cuisine jumping with tradition and character. There is no better way to represent that than a fresh and frizzante Prosecco, followed by a tasty blend named “Lumo” and ending with a Montelpuciano from JASCI.
N/V VILLA SANDI “IL FRESCO” PROSECCO Italy
2008 “LUMO” (PINOT BIANCO, CHARDONNAY, SAUVIGNON BLANC) Northern Italy
2007 JASCI MOTELPUCIANO D’ABRUZZO Italy (Red)
RA SUSHI BAR, $18
When entering RA Sushi Bar, you’re immediately hit with an upbeat, fun atmosphere. Sushi is clean, unique and an experience for the palate. Sushi demands a varietal that compliments the refined simplicity of fish in its purest expression. First, we offer a refreshingly aromatic Muscat from the California coast, then a Riesling at Spatlese level with nearly 10 years of age and end with a terroir-driven Pinot Noir from California.
2008 MADDALENA MUSCAT CANELLI Paso Robles, California
2001 SCHWIBINGER “NIERSTEINER OLBERG” RIESLING SPATLESE Rheinhessen, Germany
2008 PENNYWISE PINOT NOIR California
HARRY CARAY’S HOLY MACKEREL, $17
A body of water is fresh, ever-changing and dramatic. Holy Mackerel’s cuisine and ambiance embrace the essence of water and all that resides within it. Wine, as well as humans, is predominately made up of water. These wines are representative of coastal influences: Albariño from the east coast of Spain, a structured Verdejo perfect for scallops and salmon, and a Chardonnay from Western Australia.
2007 PACO & LOLA ALBARINO RIAS BAXIAS, Spain
2008 BODEGAS PROTOS VERDEJO Rueda, Spain
2008 FLYING WINEMAKER CHARDONNAY Margaret River, Australia
RED WINE FLIGHTS
TOM & EDDIE’S, $18
Let us all welcome the newest addition to Yorktown! If you are in need of a burger with class, look no further. The key to pairing wine with meat is not the meat itself, but all the toppings that accompany it. Looking for coleslaw to accent your meal? This Southern France blend is perfect. If ketchup is your condiment, Syrah is your grape. Lastly, if you want Smoke Daddy BBQ sauce and onions, this juicy Zinfandel is a piece of “Heaven.”
2003 ARIC BLEND Corbieres, France
2006 RIGHT HAND MAN “BARREL 27” SYRAH Central Coast, California
2007 HOWLING WOLFE ZINFANDEL Horse Heaven Hills, Washington
ROCK BOTTOM BREWERY, $19
Rock Bottom takes pride in providing a wide variety of craft brews and cuisine. The microbrewery’s handcrafted beer is a result of blending the best ingredients to optimize flavor potential. These wines are single “batch” blends, expressing the truth behind the grape. It may not be barley and hops, but the same passion is evident.
2008 SUR DE LOS ANDES MALBEC Mendoza, Argentina
2006 QUARTILHO BLEND Ribatejo, Portugal
2007 YANGARRA CADENZIA McLAREN Vale, Australia
D.O.C. WINE BAR, $22
Wine is a fascinating subject because it elicits great passion from people with diverse experiences. The wines chosen are carefully based on our preferences in the hope that our guests will enjoy our perspective, and we look forward to the interest, conversations and maybe even the debate that it generates.
2004 ROBERT SINSKEY “FOUR VINEYARDS” PINOT NOIR Carneros, California
2006 CHATTER CREEK CABERNET FRANC Alder Ridge, Washington
2007 BRANHAM “JAZZ” (a blend of four grapes) Napa Valley, California
THE CAPITAL GRILLE, $25
Three words: rich, warm and sophisticated. This could be a description of Capital Grille, or a top-tier wine from a renowned winemaker. Comfort is a result of knowing what to expect. This restaurant and these wines do not teeter on that analogy.
2006 CHATEAU LA FREYNELLE BORDEAUX Entre-du-Mers, France
2005 LA ROQUETE CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE Rhone Valley, France
2006 MONTAGNA CABERNET SAUVIGNON Napa Valley, California (Yorktown’s own)
D.O.C. Wine Bar
The Shops on Butterfield
326 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148