By the bottle

Jon Affonso, who runs the local urban winery Rail Bridge Cellars (, tells us which Sacramento-area wine lists have caught his eye lately:

“It changes; the lists are constantly evolving, and you tend to remember the one you’ve gone to lately.

Tapa the World … has an extremely interesting collection of Spanish wines you don’t normally see and some higher-end first-growth French wines—a very eclectic mix.

Hawks in Granite Bay [has] probably the biggest collection of first-growth of Bordeaux wines in the area. There aren’t too many places in Sacramento where you can drop a thousand dollars on a bottle of wine. Also in that category are The Firehouse and Enotria; they probably have the largest collection of wines. The Kitchen also has an excellent list.

Ella has a very nice list; of course they have the Lattice on there, which is my red wine.”