Best California wine list?
I have a wine industry friend coming to visit from Boston and she's looking for a place with a great CA wine list (which is a rarity there). No preference to varietals, although I know she loves her Zin.
Zuni was my first thought, but she's been there every time she's visited and wants to try a new place. Any ideas? Much appreciated.
I agree with Passionfish for outside the city.
Rubicon for within the city limits. Plumpjack is awesome, esp because you can go next door and buy any wine at their shop and drink it with dinner. bacar has a great list, but new staff/kitchen changes -- dunno how things look there now.
Boulevard has an excellent California section of small producers (as well has having a great French selection). Plumpjack Cafe and Jack Falstaff have very very good Calif. wine selections. The "best" Calif. wine list I've ever seen (combination of breadth and price) is Passionfish in Pacific Grove.