Calave - Bittered Sling and Vine
WELCOME!

We are a no tipping establishment. 20% service charge will be added to your bill to ensure a better living wage to our staff.

 

CALAVE, "WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME"

Located in the heart of Palo Alto’s California Avenue Business District, Calave is a wine bar appropriate for just about any occasion. It has both a contemporary and vintage feel, where you can enjoy wines found both locally and globally, craft cocktails, craft beers with a variety of delicious bites to keep you satisfied.

MAYFIELD BREWRY (CIRCA 1868-1920) STOOD ON THE CORNER OF LINCOLN & 2ND, NOW CALIFORNIA & BIRCH

Once the home of the Mayfield Brewery, Calave’s site has an interesting history. Before becoming incorporated into Palo Alto in 1904, California Avenue was part of the rowdy, pre-prohibition town of Mayfield. Calave’s aesthetic celebrates the spirit of the former owner’s rich, pre-prohibition past.

THE PARTNERS OF CALAVE

In 2015, Dave, Lori, Becky and James set out to create a neighborhood bar with a focus on elevating the wine bar experience. Cultivating relationships with their patrons is central to their vision. Their hard work and creativity resulted in a unique establishment where locals and out of town visitors can unwind with the best wine, craft beers and tasty food, all served in an inviting atmosphere without pretense.

WINE LIST

Wine & Beer List subject to change without notice and it often does.
We are a no tipping establishment. 20% service charge will be added to your bill to ensure a better living wage to our staff.

Glass Bottle

Bubbles

NV Prosecco, Montelliana, Veneto, Italy $13

NV Brut Rose, Ribeauville “Le Comte”, Alsace, France $15

NV Brut, Monthuys Pere et Fils, Champagne, France $22

NV Cava Brut, Bodegas Can Petit, Catalonia, Spain $16

Glass Bottle

Whites

2020 Rosé, Rhonéa “Passe Colline“, Ventoux, Rhone Valley, France $14

2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Tinpot Hut, Marlborough, New Zealand $14

2021 Pinot Grillo, J Dusi Wines, Paso Robles $13

2020 Albariño, Terra de Asorei ‘Nai “, Rita Baixas, Galicia, Spain $15

2017 Riesling Kabinett, Weingut Jochen Clemens, Mosel, Germany $14

2018 Chardonnay, Didier Charton-Vachet "Theophanie", Montagny, Cote Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France $18

2018 Chardonnay, Atlas Wine Co. "Oro Bello", California $14

2019 Chardonnay, Morgan Winery, Santa Lucia Highlands $16

2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Jean-Marie Reverdy & Fils "Caillottes", Sancerre, Loire Valley, France $62

Glass Bottle

Reds

2018 Pinot Noir, Bryn Mawr Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Oregon $17

2016 Pinot Noir, Poppy Wines “Reserve”, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County $18

2019 Pinot Noir, Carmel Road Winery, Central Coast $14

2015 Tempranillo, Viña Herminia “Reserva”, Rioja, Spain $16

2019 Barbera d’Alba DOC, Borgogno, Piedmont, Italy $17

2016 Bordeaux, Chateau de Haut Coulon, AOP Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux, France $20

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon , “Calave”, Paso Robles $12

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Details by Sinegal Estate, Sonoma County $19

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, River Bank, Napa Valley $18

2019 Malbec, Bodega Atamisque “Catalpa”, Mendoza, Argentina $15

2018 Tannat, Viña Progreso "Revolution", Progreso, Uruguay $15

2018 Red Blend, Meerlust Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa $14

2019 Syrah, Beckmen Vineyards, Purisima Mountain Vineyard, Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara County $17

2015 Petite Sirah, Trinitas Cellars, Contra Costa $16

2017 Pinot Noir, Kobler Estate Winery, Moore Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County $75

2012 Tempranillo , Marques de Caceres “Gran Reserva”, Rioja, Spain $70

2014 Tempranillo, Monte Real “Gran Reserva”, Rioja, Spain $60

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon , Bistue Cellars, Napa Valley $70

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, J. Lohr Winery “Hilltop”, Paso Robles $65

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mt Veeder Winery "Reserve", Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley $120

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Domaine Eden, Santa Cruz Mountains, Califonia $80

2019 Red Blend , Daou Vineyards "Bodyguard", Paso Robles $73

2016 Red Blend, SummitVine “Diamant”, Diamond Mountain District, Napa Valley $89

2016 Syrah, Barruol Lynch "La Boisselee", Cote Rotie. Rhone, France $140

2017 Malbec, Mi Terruno "Mayacaba", Mendoza, Argentina $70

Glass Bottle

Dessert Wines

2017 Sauternes, Chateau la Tour Blanche “Emotions”, France $16

NV Ruby Port, Graham’s “Fine Ruby”, Portugal $12

NV Tawny Port, Ramos Pinto “Tawny 10 year”, Portugal $14

WINE & MEZCAL FLIGHTS

Bubbles

NV Brut Rose | Ribeauville “Le Comte”, Alsace, France

NV Prosecco | Montelliana, Treviso, Italy

NV Brut | Monthuys Pere et Fils, Champagne, France

$24

The Rounds

2018 Chardonnay | Domaine Fabrice Larochette, AOC Bourgogne Burgundy, France

2018 Chardonnay | Atlas Wine Co. "Oro Bello", California

2019 Chardonnay | Morgan Winery, Santa Lucia Highlands

$23

Pinot Divino

2019 Pinot Noir | Carmel Road Winery, Central Coast

2018 Pinot Noir | Bryn Mawr Vineyards, Willamette Valley, Oregon

2016 Pinot Noir | Poppy Wines “Reserve”, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County

$25

Southern Hemisphere

2019 Malbec | Bodega Atamisque “Catalpa”, Mendoza, Argentina

2018 Tannat | Viña Progreso "Revolution", Progreso, Uruguay

2018 Red Blend | Meerlust Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa

$21

Call me a Cab

2017 Cabernet Sauvignion | "Calave", Paso Robles

2019 Cabernet Sauvignion | Details by Sinegal Estate, Sonoma County

2017 Cabernet Sauvignion | River Bank, Napa Valley

$26

European Vacation

2017 Rosso del Veronese | Masi “CampoFiorin”, Veneto, Italy

2015 Tempranillo | Viña Herminia “Reserva”, Rioja, Spain

2016 Bordeaux | Chateau de Haut Coulon, AOP Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux, France

$29

SIGNATURE COCKTAILS

In-Sandiary

Arete Tequila, Watermelon Juice, Lime Juice, and Cane Sugar Syrup with Spicy/Salt Rim

$16

House Old Fashion

Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Rittenhouse Rye Whisky, Laphroaig 10Yr. Scotch, Demarara Syrup, Angostura and Peach Bitters

$16

Honshu Punch

Akashi Japanese Whisky, Lemon and Pineaaple Juice, and Cane Sugar Syrup

$16

Mezcal Sour

Xicaru Mezcal, Pineapple and Lemon Juice, Agave Syrup and Egg White

$17

Calave Paloma

Arete Blanco Tequila, Aperol, Lime and Grapefruit Juice, Rosemary Simple Syrup

$16

CGT

Brokers Gin, Grapefruit, Rosemary, Juniper Berries and tonic

$15

The Keeper

Wheatley Vodka, Aperol, Honey Syrup, Lemon Juice, Sparkling Wine

$14

Mezcal Mule

Xicaru Mezcal, Honey-Ginger Syrup, Lime Juice and Ginger Beer

$15

The Don

Meyers Rum, Grapefruit Liqueur, House Vermouth, Honey Syrup, and Lime Juice

$16

Espresso Martini

Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, and Cold Brew Espresso

$16

CLASSIC COCKTAILS

Sazerac

Negroni

Old Fashioned

Aprerol Spritz

Martini

SPIRITS

Vodka

Tito’s
Austin, TX
$14

Wheatley
Frankfort, KY
$12

Gin

Ginny’s
CA
$14

Brokers
London, UK
$12

St. George Terroir
Alameda, CA
$12

Hendricks
Scotland
$14

Barr Hill
Vermont
$15

Drumshanbo
Ireland
$16

Rum

Diplomatico "Planas"
Venezuela
$12

Diplomatico "Reserva Exclusiva"
Venezuela
$16

Myers’s Original Dark
Jamaica
$12

Flor de Caña “Centenario 12”
Nicaragua
$16

Tequila

Arete "Blanco"
Mexico
$12

Siete Leguas "Blanco"
Mexico
$14

Siete Leguas "Reposado"
Mexico
$16

Siete Leguas "Añejo"
Mexico
$18

Mandala "Blanco"
Mexico
$14

Mandala " Extra Añejo"
Mexico
$42

Clase Azul "Reposado"
Mexico
$30

Los Vecinos del Campo "Espadin" Mezcal
Mexico
$14

San Matias Blanco
Mexico
$14

Patron Roca Añejo
Mexico
$30

Don Julio Real Añejo
Mexico
$90

BOURBON

Buffalo Trace
Frankfort, KY
$12

Colonel E. H. Taylor Jr. Barrel Proof
Frankfort, KY
$35

Colorado Gold
Colorado Springs, CO
$16

Cotton Hollow 4Yr
TX
$18

Old Rip Van Winkle 10Yr
Frankfort, KY
$55

Van Winkle Special Reserve 12Yr
Frankfort, KY
$65

W. L. Weller Full Proof
Frankfort, KY
$30

W. L. Weller Single Barrel
Frankfort, KY
$40

Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel
Frankfort, KY
$25

Clyde May's
Lawrenceburg, IN
$16

Blanton's Single Barrel
Frankfort, KY
$20

Stagg Jr. Batch #14 (Spring 2020)
Frankfort, KY
$45

2020 George T. Stagg
Frankfort, KY
$70

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel
Frankfort, KY
$60

Eagle Rare
Frankfort, KY
$14

Tullamore Dew
Ireland
$15

Two Stacks
Ireland
$23

RYE

Colorado Gold
Colorado Springs, CO
$14

Cotton Hollow 4Yr
IN
$18

High West Rendezvous
Park City, UT
$20

Old Forester
Louisville, KY
$12

Pikesville
Bardstown, KY
$15

Rittenhouse
Bardstown, KY
$12

Sazerac
Frankfort, KY
$14

Whistle Pig 10Yr
VT
$20

Whistle Pig 12Yr
VT
$30

Whistle Pig 15Yr
VT
$50

SINGLE MALT

10th Street
CA
$16

Amrut
India
$16

Glenfiddich 12Yr
Scotland
$18

Laphroaig 10Yr
Scotland
$16

Macallan 12Yr
Scotland
$20

Macallan 18Yr
Scotland
$55

Signatory UnChillfiltered Collection Glenlivet 2006
Scotland
$30

Single Cask Nation Ledaig 13Yr
Scotland
$40

Single Cask Nation Glenburgie 20Yr
Scotland
$50

Kaiyo 7 Yr
Japan
$16

The Dalmore 12 Yr
Scotland
$19

Akashi
Japan
$14

Iwai 45
Japan
$12

Iwai Tradition
Japan
$18

COGNAC

Février “Saveurs”
Cognac, France
$18

Grateaud “Bouquet des Borderies”
Cognac, France
$25

Beer/Non-Alcoholic List

Craft Beer On Tap

German Kolsch-Style Ale 5.0%ABV
Almanac Beer Co., Alameda, California
$8

Amber Ale 4.9%ABV
Pizza Port Brewing Co. "Chronic Ale"
$9

Hazy IPA 7.5% ABV
Oakland United Beerwork "Lucky Dog Hazy"
$9

Belgian Wit 4.8 % ABV
Smog City Brewing Co. “From LA Wit Love”
$9

Flight of Draft Beers (5 oz. pours) $12

Craft Beer By Bottle

IPA 6.5% AVB
Coronado Brewing Co., California
$9

Coffee Port 8.0% 16oz
Pizza Port Brewing Co. “Bacon & Eggs”, Carlsbad California
$9

Kolsch 6.0% AVB 16oz
Reissdorf, Germany
$9

IPA 6.7% (Gluten Free)
Omission Brewing Co., Portland, Oregon
$6

Hard Apple Cider 6.0%
Two Town Ciderhouse, Corvallis, Oregon
$7

Sangria

Calave’s Finest Housemade Red Sangria $9

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Alcohol Removed Rosé, Miller Fam. Wine “Hand on Heart”, California $14

Soft Drinks: Coke | Diet Coke | Sprite $3 $8 |

Sparkling Water, San Benedetto $8 $14 |

BAR BITES

Menu subject to change without notice and it often does.

We are a no tipping establishment. 20% service charge will be added to your bill to ensure a better living wage to our staff.

Lite Bites

HH MEDITERRANEAN OLIVES HH

Marinated & infused with our house spices

$7

HH TRUFFLE OIL POPCORN HH

Our famous made to order popcorn with a hint of truffle oil & sea salt

$11

HH WHITE FISH CEVICHE HH

House made white fish ceviche | Farm raised talapia, cilantro, red onion, tomatoes, red bell pepper and jalapeños. Marinated in lime juice, served with corn chips

$15

HH SHRIMP COCKTAIL HH

Fresh shrimp served with a house made cocktail sauce

$12

HH SMOKED SALMON PINWHEELS HH

Smoked salmon, red onion with a cream cheese spread sprinkled with fresh dill, olive oil and capers on top of sliced cucumbers.

$16

HH 2 CHEESE, CHEESE PLATE HH

Curate your own cheese plate.  Select any 2 cheeses from our cheese flights.  Accompanied with honey and  dried fruits served with sliced french bread

$17

HH DEVILED EGGS

House made deviled eggs, whipped yolk, sweet dill, mustard and dusted with smoked paprika.

$9 (11 pc) $20 (8 pc)

HH BRUSCHETTA

Roma tomatoes, red onions, garlic and basil topped with parmesan, sea salt and drizzled with balsamic reduction.

$10 (4 pc) $20 (8 pc)

MEZZE PLATE

House made hummus drizzled with olive oil and topped with cracked pepper. Accompanied with feta cheese, dolma, olives & sliced cucumbers. Served with warm pita slices.

$18

CHEESE FLIGHTS

WEST SIDE STORY

Original Blue – Point Reyes, California
Tangy, creamy, semi-soft, cow’s milk

Bermuda Triangle  – Cypress Grove, California 

Soft, floral, citrus, goats milk

Hop Along- Cowgirl Creamery, California

Aromas of apple and brioche and a silky, semi-firm interior, cows milk

$20

THE EUROS'

L’amuse Signature Gouda,  Holland

Hard, roasted hazelnut and burnt caramel flavor,  cows,  milk

Gorgonzola Dolce Castel Regio, Italy

Buttery yellow paste, rich and spicy with fresh notes of grass. Soft texture, Cows milk

Manchego Pasamontes –  Castilla La Mancha, Spain

Hard, Notes of tangerine, pepper, and lanolin, sheep’s milk

$19

CHEFS CHOICE

Brillo Pecorino DiVino, Il Forteto, Italy

Firm texture, Seasoned with red wine. Delicate salty backbone, sheep’s milk

Eiffel Tower Brie, France

Soft, creamy, w/ a mild taste and snow-white, edible rind, cow’s milk

Ewereka, Central Coast Creamery, Ca

Hard, creamy but slightly crumbly texture, w/ a flavor profile characteristic of a fine aged cheddar with sweetness and grassy, sheep’s milk

$23

CHARCUTERIE PLATE

Soppressata | Prosciutto | Mild Coppa | Salami Rosa (cooked) | Chorizo

$22

CHEESE & CHARCUTERIE PLATES

West Side Cheese Flight + Charcuterie Plate

$42

The Euros' Cheese Flight + Charcuterie Plate

$41

Chefs Choice Cheese Flight + Charcuterie Plate

$45

FLATBREADS

CHICKEN, PESTO AND SPINACH

A crispy flatbread with house made pesto spread topped with spinach, tomatoes, melted feta, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses sprinkled with red chili flakes.

$16

PROSCIUTTO AND BURRATA

A crispy flatbread topped with prosciutto, arugula melted burrata drizzled with olive oil and balsamic reduction.

$17

PEPPERONI AND MOZZARELLA

A crispy flatbread topped with pepperoni, red onions, artichoke, red chili flakes, melted mozzarella & drizzled with olive oil

$17

ENTREES

TRI-TIP STEAK

8 ounce sirloin steak cooked to perfection using the SOUSE VIDE method. Sliced then drizzled with our  house made chimichurri sauce served with a mixed green salad

$18

CHICKEN BREAST

Free range marinated chicken breast topped with house made lemon butter caper sauce & served with a mixed green salad

$18

STEAK SANDWICH

5 oz top sirloin thinly sliced steak cooked to perfection using  the SOUSE VIDE method. Served on a sourdough baguette with lettuce, tomato and a horseradish aioli sauce. Served with a mixed green salad

$17

SWEETS

Valrhona Chocolate Lava Cake

DECADENT! Served with vanilla bean ice cream

$13

Crème Brûlée

THE CLASSIC!! Served with fresh fruit

$13

Bread Pudding

The Perfect Dessert!! Made in house, served with vanilla bean ice cream

$11

Churros

Sugary GOODNESS!! Served with vanilla ice cream, caramel dipping sauce topped with fresh strawberries.

$14

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Hours

Tuesdays and Wednesday - 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday & Monday(temporarily closed)

HAPPY HOUR 4-6 p.m. everyday

Only 21 years and older permitted.

We do not take reservations.
To book your next event with us please see our events page.

We do not take reservations. We are first come first serve. To book your next event with us please see our events page.

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Contact Us

(650) 521-0443

calavewinebar@gmail.com