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Samantha Johnston

 

Samantha Johnston is the Wine Director for The Toscana Restaurant Group which includes the flagship Toscana and Bar Toscana in Brentwood and the new Nerano in Beverly Hills. Her credentials include Sommelier Certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers and an Advanced Award from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

 

Samantha doesn’t play favorites with wine varietals, and likens them to friends, stating, “You have different friends for different occasions, and it’s the same with wine. I love wine because it brings together the many different things you love – family, friends, food and tradition. It can be really nerdy when you talk about the scientific aspects of winemaking…but in the end we love it because it just tastes so good.” Visit Nerano and meet some of Samantha’s friends.

 

Toscana offers a sophisticated and international wine list.  We house over four hundred selections including rare California cult wines and exceptional wines from the Piedmont and Tuscan Regions of Italy.

 

WINE BY THE GLASS

SPARKLING CONCOCTIONS

 

CHARDONNAY

Hartford Court, 2013-Russina River                             16 / 64

 

FIANO

Li Vei, 2014-Puglia                                                              13 / 52

 

PIGATO

Massaretti, 2014-Liguria                                                  16 / 60

 

PINOT BIANCO

Lahnhof, 2012-Alta Adige                                                16 / 64

 

PINOT GRIGIO

Castelfeder, 2013-alto Adige                                           14 / 56

 

ROSE

Moulin de Gassac, 2014-France                                   13 / 52

 

SAUVIGNON BLANC

Santa Rita Reserve, 2013-Chile                                         16 / 64

 

RED WINE

 

MALBEC

Decero, 2012-Mendoza, Argentina                                14 / 56

 

CABERNET

Seven Falls, 2010~Wahluke Slope                                 15 / 60

 

PINOT NOIR

Pence Ranch, 2013-Santa Barbara                                 15 / 60

 

VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO

Masi, Campofiorin, 2008~Verona                                   15 / 60

 

CHIANTI

Selvapiana, 2012-Toscana                                                15 / 60

 

SUPER TUSCAN

Bolgheri Podere Sapaio, 2012                                         20 / 80

 

BAROLO

Cavlier Bartolomeo, 2010-Piemonte                            22 / 88

 

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

Torre Guelfa, 2009-Toscana                                             24 / 96

 

SPARKLING WINE

 

FRANCIA CORTA

Ferghettina, Brut-Lombardia Brut~Veneto                 16 / 64

 

CHAMPAGNE

Nicolas Feuillatte, Brut Reserve~France                      14 / 56

 

MOSCATO D'ASTI

Sori' dei Fiori, Bocchino, 2010                                         14 / 56

 

DESSERT WINE

 

Moscato d’Asti, Sori dei Fiori, 2010                                14 / 56

Il Mastro Vinaio, Barolo Chinato                                     16 / 60

Port Sandeman                                                                    12 / 50