I'm a San Francisco wine geek swinging through Manhattan in a couple of weeks and looking for a dinner spot with a killer wine list. I'll be dining alone, so an excellent by-the-glass program or an expansive half-bottle selection is a plus.
I seek a list that focuses on international, preferably terroir-driven, restrained wines. A good smattering of reasonably-priced mature vintages would be great.
Ideally within shooting range of SoHo/Greenwich Village, but I don't mind traveling if necessary.
Cru's wine list is amazing, but I'd rather not have to plop down $100+ just for the food (and I doubt I could get any table at this stage, much less a table for one). I'd also consider a wine bar where I could get a light dinner. The main thing is the wine.
Thanks in advance!