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 Nerano 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
Franciacorta Ferghettina Brut 18
Champagne Billecart-Salmon, Brut 25
Pinot Grigio Fantinel, Friuli 2014 14
Sauvignon Blanc Frog’s Leap, Rutherford 2015 16
Chardonnay Lioco, Sonoma County 2015 16
Viognier Fiorana ‘Fioranella,’ Lazio 2014 16
Vermentino Capichera ‘Lintori,’ Sardegna 2015 16
Rose, Domaine de Terrebrune, ‘Trias,’ Bandol 2015 16
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
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
11633 San Vicente Blvd , Los Angeles, CA 90049 310 820 2448