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Grant Wood, wine educator and certified sommelier, and Robert Tas go downtown San Francisco where they review the wine list of Sons and Daughters, a warm and welcoming establishment that offers a menu that is influenced by the seasons and unique elements of local farms in the surrounding Bay Area and Northern California.

Wines reviewed include:

  • 2018 Filippo Grasso “Mari di Ripiddu”
  • 2018 Arnot-Roberts ‘Peter Martin Ray Vineyard
  • 2004 Paolo Scavino “Carobric”, Barolo
Transcript: Sons and Daughters

Sons & Daughters

RT: Hello and welcome to CorkRules! 

A podcast where we review a wine list from your favorite restaurants. I’m your host Robert Tas along with Grant Wood, wine educator and certified sommelier

Hello Grant, great to have you back for another great wine list.

GW: Hello Robert!

RT: Before we jump in, let’s talk about CorkRules.

We created CorkRules to demystify wine lists because we know from experience, that sometimes wine lists can be intimidating, and even a little daunting.

Our aim is to help prepare you to navigate that list, find those hidden gems, value wines or that special bottle that will take your dining experience over the top.

RT: So, sit back and listen as we review your favorite wine list.

RT: Sons & Daughters is a modern, progressive California restaurant located right in downtown SF with a thoughtful and elevated interpretation of Northern Californian cuisine while carrying a Michelin star.

Let’s start with their wines by the glass and then look at their bottle list, shall we?

So btg, the multi-vintage I Clivi RBL Brut Nature which is a sparkling Ribolla Gialla from Colli Orientali del Friuli would be a really fun start for me.

For a nice white, I’d go for the 2018 Filippo Grasso ‘Mari di Ripiddu is a great Etna Bianco which is clean, fresh and full of citrus and herbal tea for me.

Lastly, a great red to try btg is the 2018 Martha Stoumen Carignan from Mendocino.

Let’s crack into some bottles now! I always love the Brut rose from RH Coutier in Ambonnay from Champagne, but you also can’t go wrong with something like the 2012 Agrapart & Fils ‘Mineral’ extra brut from A Avize which was a great vintage for Champagne as well.


One other fun and budget-friendly sparkler is the 19’ Pet Nat of St. Laurent from Cruse Wine Co.

On to whites, domestically I think the 16’ Hiyu ‘Moonhill Farm’ from the Columbia Gorge is a great wine from a producer dedicated farming within the rhythm of nature.

Moving to white Burgundy, I’d go for the 2013 Pierre Morey ‘Les Charmes’ premier cru from Meursault if you want something a bit more classic and rounder.

For something a bit different, I’d go for the 2017 Von Winning ‘Forster Ungeheuer’ Riesling GG from Pfalz which will be very food versatile full of character.

Moving on to lighter reds, I’d go for the 2018 Arnot-Roberts ‘Peter Martin Ray Vineyard from the Santa Cruz Mountains which I just think is killer or I’d go for the 2018 Jean-Claude Lapalu ‘Alma Mater’ from Brouilly which again is another great wine for pairing and a good value on this list.

Robert, I know you love your bigger reds so I’d encourage you to try the 98’ Ch. Pavie Decesses Grand Cru Classe from BDX’s right bank otherwise I’d steer you towards 97’ Spottswoode CS from Napa Valley.

I’m sure you’d love the 04’ Paolo Scavino ‘Carobric’ from Barolo. Something different at a friendlier price point would be Ian Brand’s Grenache from Chalone coming in at under a hundred bucks.

To finish things on a sweet note, go for the Pommeau De Normandie Le Pere Jules 5yr which is the marriage of freshly pressed cider and Calvados which I think is just so cool.

Overall, I really like this wine list for its approachability, diversity, and is not showy at all. It’s nice to see an understated list that over-delivers on overall quality.



Grant, thank you so much for all your great suggestions and helping us navigate Sons’ and Daughters’ wine list. I can’t wait to go try your great suggestions.   

To our audience, thank you all for joining us here on CorkRules.

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We are looking forward to being with you on another CorkRules episode soon. In the meantime, please check out our website for other episodes of your favorite restaurant wine lists. 

And finally, drink what you love and please make sure you drink responsibly.


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