Serena’s turning 30! Here are her top 30 wine’s on the LB Steak Wine List
It’s safe to say that turning 20 is a time of reflection but also a time to appreciate maturity and growth. Which, obviously, takes my mind to all the wines I’ve had the fortune to taste and truly enjoy during my journey here at LB Steak. Both young and old alike have their own impact on our experiences. Whether we are relaxing with a loved one, coming home from a hard day at work or enjoying an amazing steak dinner, wine has the ability to well, make everything better! I couldn’t think of a better opportunity to select my favorite wines for you to come and enjoy for yourself here at LB Steak.
- Veuve Clicquot, Brut Rose, “La Grande Dame”, Champagne, France 2006
- Jean Grivot, Nuit-St.-Georges, “Les Charmois”, Premier Cru, Burgundy, France, 2012
- Chateau Beaucastel, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone, France, 2008
- Sine Qua Non, Grenache, Stein Vineyard, Ventura, California, 2012
- Le Chiuse, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy, 2013
- Bond, Quella, Napa Valley, California, 2013
- Bryant Family, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2013
- Cardinale, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2013
- Chateau Pontet-Canet, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France, 2008
- Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Bolgheri, Superiore, “Ornellaia”, Tuscany, Italy, 2013
- Tablas Creek, Vermentino, Adelaida District, California, 2017
- Bollinger, Brut, “La Grande Annee”, Champagne, France, 2007
- Domaine Jean-Marc Morey, Chassagne-Montrachet, “Les Chaumees”, Premier Cru, Burgundy, France, 2013
- Ridge, Monte Bello, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, 2013
- Farella, Cabernet Sauvignon, “Estate”, Coombsville, California, 2014
- Kistler, Chardonnay, “Les Noisetiers”, Sonoma Coast, California, 2015
- Luciano Sandrone, Barolo, “Cannubi Boschis”, Piedmont, Italy, 2011
- Union Sacre, Cabernet Sauvignon, “Le Passion du Diable”, Star Lane Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley, California, 2015
- Calluna, “CVC”, Chalk Hill, California, 2014
- Nickel & Nickel, “Quarry Vineyard”. Rutherford, California, 2015
- Robert Biale, “Black Chicken”, Zinfandel, Napa Valley, California, 2015
- Philippe Cheron, Chambolle-Musigny, “Les Quarante Ouvrees”, Burgundy, France, 2013
- Beau Joie, Demi Sec, “Sugar King”, Champagne, France, NV
- Bodega de Edgar, Tempranillo, Gran Reserva, Arroyo Grande, California, 2014
- Krupp Brother, “Synchrony”, Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley, California, 2013
- Paul Hobbs, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, 2014
- The Mascot, Napa Valley, California, 2012
- Domaine Drouhin, Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, Oregon, 2015
- Henry’s Drive, Shiraz, “Magnus”, Padthaway, South Australia, 2010
- Austin Hope, Grenache, Templeton Gap District, California, 2014
Growing up in Paso Robles, Serena Harkey was given an excellent advantage to learn about wine early on in life. Beginning her career in restaurants at the age of 14 formed the foundation for her passion for food, wine and hospitality from the get go.
During the summer she turned 19, her sister invited her to pick up a few serving shifts at The Wine Attic, a small boutique wine store, owned and operated by Sommelier, Jan Manni.
It was under Jan’s tutelage that Serena was mentored about wine and and developed a passion for wine service, before moving on to study under Ian Adamo at Bistro Laurent in Paso Robles.
In 2012, Serena received her Wine and Spirits Education Trust Level 2 certification, during her tenure as the Wine Director of Thomas Hill Organics. It was in 2014 that Serena made the move north to San Jose where she joined the Left Bank family of restaurants.
As the Sommelier of LB Steak, located on the beautiful Santana Row, Serena drives the wine program with a strong focus on domestic and international wines that compliment the cuisine of a modern American Steak House. Most nights she can be found at LB Steak facilitating wine service, holding a staff training and doing what she loves most, making guests happy through wine.
In her spare time Serena travels back to Paso Robles to spend time with her family and “small zoo”. When not enjoying a glass of wine poolside, she can be caught at the gym or relaxing with a good book in hand.