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. 

ONLY PERSONS 21 AND OVER PERMITTED

 

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 DOCG, Andreola Dirupo , Valdobbiadene, Italy $14

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

NV Brut, J. Lassalle “Cachet Or” 1er Cru, Champagne, France $24

Glass Bottle

Whites

2019 White Blend, Mouchao “Dom Rafael”, Alentejo, Portugal $8

2020 Gruner Veltliner, Muller Gottweiger Berg, Ried Neuberg, Austria $14

2017 Gewurztraminer, Marcel Hauss, Alsace, France $13

2020 Chardonnay, Domaine Andre Bonhomme “Les Fortilles”, Vire-Clesse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France $14

2021 Unoaked Chardonnay, Cru Winery, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County $14

2020 Chardonnay, Saddleback Cellars, Napa Valley $16

Glass Bottle

Reds

2018 Pinot Noir, Cedar + Salmon, Willamette Valley, Oregon $16

2018 Pinot Noir, Beauregard Vineyards, Santa Cruz Mountains, California $15

2020 Pinot Noir, Keller Estate “Casa”, Petaluma Gap, Sonoma County $17

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

2015 Priorat DOQ,, Noster “Templari”, Montsant, Catalonia, Spain $18

2019 Red Blend,, Rabble Wine Company, Paso Robles $14

2019 Cabernet Franc, Castelvecchio, Carso DOC, Italy $16

2018 Carmenere, Lafken Wines, Maipo Valley , Chile $13

2016 Bordeaux Grand Cru, Château La Croix Montlabert, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France $20

2018 Merlot, Byington Winery, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County $16

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Robert Mondavi Winery, Napa Valley $23

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon,, Judge Palmer, Sonoma County $21

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, "Calave", Paso Robles $12

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Bodega Bueyes, Uco Valley, Argentina $15

2019 Petite Sirah, Brady Vineyard, Paso Robles $14

2019 Chardonnay , Keller Estate, La cruz Vineyard, Petaluma Gap, Sonoma County $79

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

2017 Pinot Noir, Les Tourelles de la Cree “Knights Templar Cuvee”, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France $82

2010 Tempranillo, R. Lopez de Heredia “Viña Tondonia” Reserva, Rioja, Spain $95

2015 Barolo DOCG, Costa di Bussia, Piedmont, Italy $75

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

2017 Zinfandel, Seghesion Family Vineyards, Sonoma County $55

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sinegal Estate, Napa Valley $75

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Byington Winery, Bates Ranch Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains $80

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mt Veeder Winery "Reserve", Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley $100

Glass Bottle

Dessert Wines

2020 Sauternes, Brumes de La Tour Blanche, France $16

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

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

WINE FLIGHTS

Bubbles

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

NV Prosecco DOCG | Andreola Dirupo , Valdobbiadene, Italy

NV Brut | J. Lassalle “Cachet Or”, 1er Cru Champagne, France

$24

The Rounds

2020 Chardonnay | Domaine Andre Bonhomme “Les Fortilles”, Vire-Clesse, Maconnais, Burgundy, France

2021 Unoaked Chardonnay | Cru Winery, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County

2020 Chardonnay | Saddleback Cellars, Napa Valley

$23

Pinot Divino

2019 Pinot Noir | Beauregard Vineyards, Santa Cruz Mountains, California

2018 Pinot Noir | Cedar + Salmon, Willamette Valley, Oregon

2020 Pinot Noir | Keller Estate “Casa”, Petaluma Gap, Sonoma County

$25

Savage White

2021 Sauvignon Blanc | Rapture Springs “Reserve”, Marlborough, New Zealand

2020 Gruner Veltliner | Muller Gottweiger Berg, Ried Neuberg, Austria

2019 White Blend | Mouchao “Dom Rafael”, Alentejo, Portugal

$20

Call me a Cab

2017 Cabernet Sauvignion | "Calave", Paso Robles

2019 Cabernet Sauvignion | Judge Palmer, Sonoma County

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon | Robert Mondavi Winery, Napa Valley

$26

European Vacation

2019 Cabernet Franc | Castelvecchio, Carso DOC, Italy

2015 Priorat DOQ | Noster “Templari”, Montsant, Catalonia, Spain

2016 Bordeaux Grand Cru | Château La Croix Montlabert, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

$29

SIGNATURE COCKTAILS

THE SINSEAR

Buffalo Trace, Lime Juice, Apple Cider and Cane Sugar Syrup

$15

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

THE RUM ALEXANDER

Bumbu Creme Rum, Equiano Dark Rum, Walnut Liqueur

$17

CGT

Brokers Gin, Grapefruit, Rosemary, Juniper Berries and tonic

$15

THE KEEPER

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

$14

ESPRESSO MARTINI

Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, and Cold Brew Espresso

$16

THE GOOD SAMARITAN

Banana Liqueur, Lemon Juice, Sherry, Buffalo Trace

$12

PUMPKIN SPICE MARGARITA

Casa del Sol “Blanco” Tequila, Agave, Lime Juice, and Pumpkin Puree Syrup with a Cinnamon/Salt Rim

$16

CLASSIC COCKTAILS

Sazerac

Negroni

Gimlet

Martini

Bee's Knees

Boulevadier

Gin Fizz

Manhattan

Old Fashion

Margarita

Old Pal

Side Car

Lemon Drop

Tom Collins

Whiskey Sour

Vesper

Pink Lady

Moscow Mule

Daiquiri

Paper Plane

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

Fords
England
$12

Plymouth
England
$16

Bols Genever
Netherlands
$16

The Botanist
England
$16

Rum

Diplomatico "Planas"
Venezuela
$12

Diplomatico "Reserva Exclusiva"
Venezuela
$16

Myers’s Original Dark
Jamaica
$14

Flor de Caña “Centenario 12”
Nicaragua
$16

Flor de Caña 4 yr
Nicaragua
$14

The Equiano
Mauritius & Barbados
$16

Bumbu XO
Nicaragua
$14

Bumbu Creme
Nicaragua
$14

Tequila

Arete "Blanco"
Mexico
$12

Los Vecinos del Campo "Espadin" Mezcal
Mexico
$14

San Matias "Tahona" Blanco
Mexico
$15

Casa Del Sol Blanco
Mexico
$15

Casa Del Sol Reposado
Mexico
$16

Tepozan Reposado
Mexico
$16

Siete Leguas "Añejo"
Mexico
$18

Clase Azul "Reposado"
Mexico
$30

Patron Roca Añejo
Mexico
$30

Don Julio Real Añejo
Mexico
$80

1800 Añejo Cristalino,
Mexico
$18

Centenario Añejo
Mexico
$18

Tepozan Añejo
Mexico
$18

Casa Del Sol Añejo
Mexico
$20

BOURBON

Buffalo Trace
Frankfort, KY
$12

Colorado Gold
Colorado Springs, CO
$8

Cotton Hollow 4Yr
Texas
$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

Clyde May's
Lawrenceburg, IN
$16

Blanton's
Frankfort, KY
$25

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

Jack Daniel’s
Kentucky
$14

Jack Daniel’s “Bonded”
Kentucky
$16

David Nicholson “1843”
Kentucky
$16

David Nicholson “Reserve”
Kentucky
$18

The Wiseman
Kentucky
$18

W. L. Weller “Special Reserve”
Kentucky
$20

E.H. Taylor “Small Batch”
Kentucky
$27

E.H. Taylor “Single Barrel”
Kentucky
$35

E.H. Taylor “Barrel Proof”
Kentucky
$40

RYE

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

SINGLE MALT

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 “The Single” 7Yr
Japan
$16

The Dalmore 12 Yr
Scotland
$19

Mars Iwai “45”
Japan
$12

Shinshu Mars Iwai “Tradition”
Japan
$18

10th Street
California
$16

Highland Park 12Yr
Scotland
$14

Highland Park 15Yr
Scotland
$15

Highland Park 18Yr
Scotland
$16

Lagavulin 16Yr
Scotland
$20

IRISH WHISKY

Tullamore Dew
Ireland
$15

Two Stacks
Ireland
$23

COGNAC

Fevrier Fin Bois Saveurs
Cognac, France
$20

Jean Paul Grateaud Essence Des Borderies
Cognac, France
$25

Villon
Cognac, France
$18

Remy Martin 1738
Cognac, France
$26

AMARO

Averna
Italy
$14

Lucano
Italy
$14

Fernet Branca
Italy
$15

Montenegro
Italy
$14

Beer/Non-Alcoholic List

Craft Beer On Tap

Pilsner - Sonoma Spring Brewing Co. “El valiente” 5.2% ABV
Sonoma, CA
$8

Red Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Co. “Red Trolley Ale” 5.8% ABV
San Diego, CA
$9

IPA- Sonoma Spring Brewing Co. “Float the Day Away” 7.0% ABV
Sonoma, CA
$9

Hefeweizen - Sonoma Spring Brewing Co. “NomaWeiss” 5.9% ABV
Sonoma, CA
$9

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

Craft Beer By Bottle

Coronado Brewing Co., Island-Style IPA “Palm Sway” 6.5 ABV
Coronado Brewing Co., California
$9

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

Reissdorf Kolsch 4.8% AVB 16oz
Cologne, Germany
$9

Hard Apple Cider 6.0%
Two Town Ciderhouse, Corvallis, Oregon
$9

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 1 Liter $7 $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

$5

HH TRUFFLE OIL POPCORN HH

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

$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.

$17

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

$18

HH DEVILED EGGS

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

$11 (4pc) $21 (8 pc)

HH BRUSCHETTA

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

$11 (4 pc) $21 (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.

$19

BAKED SPINACH & ARTICHOKE DIP

Blend of marinated artichoke hearts, fresh spinach, creme fraiche & mediterranean herbs

$16

OVEN ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS|

With an onion, cilantro, jalapeño soy sauce

$12

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

Hard, springy texture, w/ notes of brioche, yogurt, roasted nuts, cow’s milk

$21

THE EUROS'

Garrotxa, Sant Gil d’Albio Spain

Semi-firm texture and sweetness but offers a white pepper piquancy, goat’s milk

Brillo Pecorino DiVino, Il Forteto, Italy

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

Manchego Pasamontes, Castilla La Mancha, Spain

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

$22

CHEFS CHOICE

Purple Moon Cheddar, Fiscalini Farmstead, Ca

Semi-hard texture, smooth, complex, and fruity, cow’s milk

Eiffel Tower Brie, France

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

Holey Cow Swiss, Central Coast Creamery, Ca

Semi-soft, smooth, creamy texture and a crisp, buttery

$24

CHARCUTERIE PLATE

Soppressata | Prosciutto | Mild Coppa | Salame Rosa (cooked) |Salame Calabrese

$23

CHEESE & CHARCUTERIE PLATES

West Side Cheese Flight + Charcuterie Plate

$44

The Euros' Cheese Flight + Charcuterie Plate

$45

Chefs Choice Cheese Flight + Charcuterie Plate

$47

FLATBREADS

CHICKEN, PESTO AND SPINACH

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

$17

PROSCIUTTO AND BURRATA

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

$18

PEPPERONI AND MOZZARELLA

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

$18

THE VEGGIE

A crispy flatbread topped with piquillo peppers, fresh onions, sherry tomatoes, 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

$21

CHICKEN BREAST

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

$19

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

$20

SWEETS

Valrhona Chocolate Lava Cake

DECADENT! Served with vanilla bean ice cream

$13

Crème Brûlée

THE CLASSIC!! Served with fresh fruit

$14

Bread Pudding

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

$12

Churros

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

$12

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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

PERSONS 21 AND OVER IS 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