But the weather was a cool 75... (58 Degrees & Holding - Midtown Sacramento)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Another Second Saturday, another night out. My friend Jill and I decided to let our feet rest over at 58 Degrees as we saw through the window one lone two seater window right by a large open window. How could we say no?

We sat down in the large and open bar tastefully lit through modern lighting, with wine displayed artfully throughout the bar. The trendy populated, gossiped, chatted, and when a small group of drummers came by even danced a bit (I know Jill and I did).

We ordered a taster of white and red. The red was a simple Wolftrap Syrah blend from South Africa, nice and tame, with an almost invisible finish but a nice slightly nutty aftertaste. The white wine was Gurner. Very oaky and clean.

Both of these wines were well priced and perfectly matched to the small plate we ordered; a plate with fresh honeycomb, Roaring 40's Blue cheese, and some honey roasted almonds. Served with bread it was a nice combination of tang from the cheese and sweetness from the honeycomb and nuts. They have an accomplished cheese plate too which varies from month to month, so be sure to check that out as well.

The place is a tad bit busy on Saturday nights, as in packed tighter than a tin of sardines. Still if you can get in it's a nice place to chill. The wine store attached is absolutely fabulous, and a great spot to pick up a copy of Edible Sacramento. Their staff is knowledgeable and quite helpful in your wine selection, plus they have some private tasting rooms as well.

If you're looking for a great way to start a night out on the town, 58 is it.

58 Degrees & Holding
1217 18th Street
Sacramento Midtown
A shibby wine bar for sure.


  1. That sounds like a great spot!

    I'm familiar with the Wolf Trap, but not the Gurner. You didn't mean Gruener Velintner, did you?

  2. S'kat - Um, sure. I was going by memory on that one. You're probably right. Ha ha. =)

  3. I dig the 58 deg. Much more so than the other wine bar (or is it "bars" now) within spitting distance.


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