Samantha Johnston

 

Samantha Johnston is the Wine Director for The Toscana Restaurant Group which includes the flagship Toscana and Bar Toscana in Brentwood and the new Nerano in Beverly Hills. Her credentials include Sommelier Certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers and an Advanced Award from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

 

Samantha doesn’t play favorites with wine varietals, and likens them to friends, stating, “You have different friends for different occasions, and it’s the same with wine. I love wine because it brings together the many different things you love – family, friends, food and tradition. It can be really nerdy when you talk about the scientific aspects of winemaking…but in the end we love it because it just tastes so good.” Visit Toscana and meet some of Samantha’s friends.

 

Toscana offers a sophisticated and international wine list.  We house over four hundred selections including rare California cult wines and exceptional wines from the Piedmont and Tuscan Regions of Italy.

 

Toscana has been a recipient of the Wine Spectator Best Award of Excellence since 2004.

 

Wines by the Glass

 

Sparkling Wines

Franciacorta Ferghettina Brut 18

Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Brut 25

 

White Wines

Pinot Grigio Fantinel, Friuli 2014 14

Sauvignon Blanc Frog’s Leap, Rutherford 2015 16

Chardonnay Lioco, Sonoma County 2015 16

Arneis Bruno Giacosa, Piemonte 2015 15

Vermentino Capichera ‘Lintori,’ Sardegna 2015 16

 

Rosé Wine

Rose, Chateau La Gordonne, Provence 2016 16

 

Red Wines

Cabernet-Syrah-Sangiovese ‘Cocobacio,’ Proprietors’ Estate, Santa Ynez 2013 14

Cabernet Spellbound, California 2014 15

Chianti Classico Poggio Bonelli, Tuscany 2013 15

Pinot Noir JL Bonaccorsi, Santa Barbara County 2014 16

Cabernet Sauvignon Frank Family, Napa Valley 2013 21

Super Tuscan Podere Sapaio Volpolo, Bolgheri 2013 20

Barolo Diego Conterno, Piemonte 2011 28

 

Dessert Wines

Port Noval, Tawny, Portugal 14

Vin Santo Santa Vittoria, 2004 15

Moscato d’Asti Braida ‘Vigna Senza Nome’ 2014 14

 

We offer corkage service for bottles not represented on our list. $40 per 750 ml.

Maximum of two 750 ml bottles per party

 

 

click here to download our full wine list

 

 

 

 

11633 San Vicente Blvd , Los Angeles, CA 90049     310 820 2448