You’ll hardly mind the limited menu at Press Club, said Gregory Dicum in The New York Times. Plates of meat and cheese, “rock-salt-roasted black tiger shrimp cocktail,” and even Peking Duck strudel all make great nibbles. But these dishes “do little to soak up the wine,” which is the real attraction. This “stylish space” just off San Francisco’s Market Street was formed to show off the wares of eight of “the most refined” California winemakers: Sonoma’s Fritz, Hanna, Landmark, and Saintsbury wineries; Napa’s Pahlmeyer, Miner Family, and Chateau Montelena; and Mount Eden Vineyards from the Santa Cruz Mountains. On a recent visit, a six-wine flight of Fritz wines included several you can sample only here, “from its thirst-quenchingly drinkable 2007 Estate Sauvignon Blanc and its complex and slightly sweet 2007 rosé to its light and delicious 2006 Reserve Pinot Noir.”
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