The Grape Tray

November 15th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 96, Top 100 #2
Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon
Mount Veeder 2015

Youthfully compact, with tightly wound black currant, bitter plum and dark blueberry notes, this needs time to meld with the charcoal, bay leaf and tar streaks, but the mouthwatering cut on the finish suggests that won't be a problem. Offers a long echo of juniper at the end. Best from 2023 through 2040. 2,250 cases made. — JM$125 Our Price $119.99 (Arrives this afternoon)

Wine Spectator 92 
TAITTINGER Brut Champagne Prél...

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November 12th 2019 Newsletter

Official World Wide Release Date:
Thursday, November 21st!
2019 Bouchard Aine & Fils Beaujolais Nouveau

Producer Notes: Crafted in our signature house style, this Beaujolais Nouveau is smooth, juicy and perfectly refreshing. It’s great on its own or with a light meal. $12 Our Price $8.95

2017 Caymus Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, Magnum

Winemaker Notes: Caymus has a signature style that is dark in color, with rich fruit and ripe, velvety tannins – as approachable in youth as in maturity. We farm Cabern...

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November 8th 2019 Newsletter

Veteran’s Day Holiday
We will be closed on Monday, 11/11/19

2017 Meiomi Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: A rich garnet color with a ruby edge, the wine opens to reveal lifted fruit aromas of bright strawberry and jammy fruit, mocha, and vanilla, along with toasty oak notes. Expressive boysenberry, blackberry, dark cherry, juicy strawberry, and toasty mocha flavors lend complexity and depth on the palate. The well-integrated oak provides structure and depth seldom seen in Pinot Noir. $25 Our Price $16...

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November 5th 2019 Newsletter

Veteran’s Day Holiday
We will be closed on Monday, 11/11/19

Wine Advocate 92
2017 Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel Old Vines

Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, the 2017 Zinfandel Old Vines features exotic spice accents over a core of blueberry and boysenberry compote, crushed black cherries and berries with notes of cinnamon stick and potpourri. Medium to full-bodied, it has loads of spicy black and blue fruits in the mouth with firm, ripe tannins to frame and juicy acidity, finishing long and ve...

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November 1st 2019 Newsletter

2017 Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz

Winemaker Notes: Complex and expressive. Bright maraschino cherry, fresh plum, rich dark chocolate and licorice max out the flavor spectrum. The tannins are fine, the fruit is soft and the flavors tickle the taste buds. Consistently impressive. $32 Our Price $25.95

Wine Spectator 92
2017 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz, McLaren Vale

Stylish, fragrant and supple, with dried lavender, vanilla bean and mocha notes that add richness to the core of ripe, jammy bluebe...

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October 29th 2019 Newsletter

2018 Le Clos Du Caillou Cotes du Rhone Rose

Winemaker Notes: Hand-harvested. Pressed full cluster (rosé de pressurage). Juice left to settle overnight in temperature-controlled tanks. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in tank. Aged in tank for five months. TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of summer raspberries, light herbs, lavender, red plums. Fresh, medium-bodied, tangy; red berries, wild strawberries. PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: As an aperitif; dried tomato tapanade; air-dried charcuterie; grilled chicken w...

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October 25th 2019 Newsletter

72% Discount!
2013 CARTE BLANCHE PINOT NOIR, NOBLES RANCH VINEYARD, SONOMA COAST

Winemaker Notes: The 2013 Pinot Noir leaps from the glass, showing bright Bing cherry, tangerine oil, and hints of cedar. Needing ample time to open, it reveals bright juniper berry, cherry, black tea, and dried thyme across a broad mid-palate. Rich and silky, the finish is a tightly run race between each element on display. $65. (Grape Tray email subscriber price $18.25) Arrives 10/30/19.

Wine Spectator 94
FORT ROSS...

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October 22nd 2019 Newsletter

Wine Enthusiast 92 Points
Shannon Ridge 2017 High Elevation Lake County Collection Petite Sirah

This full-bodied, full-flavored wine practically bursts with flavors of cocoa powder, blackberry and blueberry. It is dark, rich and concentrated, supported by a massive layer of fine-grained tannins but not so heavy that one couldn't drink it now with a nice, juicy cut of meat. Best after 2027. $23 Our Price $8.99 (Arrives 10/23/19)

2017 Cakebread Napa Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: This wine has a prett...

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October 18th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 94
Brewer-Clifton 3D Chardonnay 2017

Sleek, with powerful minerality to the pure-tasting flavors of pear tart, apple pastry and peach. Rich lemon curd accents fill in midpalate and linger on spicy and well-framed finish. Drink now through 2025. $60

Wine Spectator 94
CARLISLE Syrah Russian River Valley Papa’s Block 2017

Dynamic and deeply structured, with evocative wild berry, smoked game and cracked pepper flavors that build tension and intensity toward well-buffed tannins. Best fr...

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October 15th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Advocate 93
2016 Martinelli Chardonnay Martinelli Road

Scented of poached pears, baker's yeast, stone and spring blossoms, the 2016 Chardonnay Martinelli Road is medium-bodied and creamy textured with a good core of fruit and uplifting freshness, finishing long and savory. 195 cases produced. $60


Wine Spectator 93
FROSTWATCH Chardonnay
Bennett Valley 2015

Delightfully rich and lively, medium-weight yet packed with flavors highlighting tangerine, nectarine and spicy oak, with a long, layered...

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October 11th 2019 Newsletter

Columbus Day Holiday
We will be closed on Monday, 10/14/19

Wine Advocate 91
2017 Mas Donis Old Vines

The 2017 Mas Donis Old Vines is a blend of 50% Garnacha, 30% Cariñena and 20% Syrah fermented separately in stainless steel, and the Syrah and Cariñena matured in barrique until the components were blended before bottling in June 2019. It's a heady Mediterranean red blend—generous and round with a pretty floral nose and the aromatic power of the partial carbonic maceration. It has a juicy texture...

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October 8th 2019 Newsletter

Go Green!
Recycle your wine shipping containers
Bring your styrofoam or pulp shipping container in and receive a credit on your wine purchase or receive a Grape Tray gift card.

Wine Advocate 90 Points
2017 Jean Collet et Fils Chablis

Revisited a year later, Collet's 2017 Chablis is bursting with aromas of fresh peach, honeyed citrus fruit and white flowers, followed by a medium to full-bodied, elegantly textural palate with a bright but open-knit, charming profile and a saline finish. It's alrea...

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October 4th 2019 Newsletter

Opus One Overture 2019 Release

Winemaker Notes: A timeless expression of our estate vineyards, Overture is full bodied but approachable in its youth. Overture shows generous dark fruit aromas and flavors with a soft, supple mid-palate. $140 Our Price $125.99

Wine Spectator 90
CÀNTELE Salice Salentino Riserva 2015

This fresh, medium-bodied red shows a lovely mix of ripe red and black fruit, currant, raspberry and blackberry flavors, with light, creamy tannins and hints of iron and herb. Drink now...

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October 1st 2019 Newsletter

Antonio Galloni, Vinous 94 Points
2017 Joseph Phelps Freestone Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

The 2017 Chardonnay Freestone Vineyards is a very pretty and also understated wine from Phelps. Yellow orchard fruit, white flowers, chamomile and lightly honeyed notes all grace this expressive, pliant Chardonnay. Beams of supporting acidity support the nuanced finish. This is in a pretty restrained style for Phelps, and that is not a bad thing, as these wines have, at times, been a bit bombastic. $53 Our Pri...

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September 27th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 91
2016 Bookwalter Readers Cabernet Sauvignon

Shows structure and presence, with refined blackberry, black tea and stony mineral notes that build toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2026. 5,670 cases made. $28 Our Price $19.95 (Arrives 10/2/19)

Wine Spectator 95
PAHLMEYER Chardonnay Napa Valley 2017

Unctuous, featuring succulent flavors of pear tart, dried tropical fruits, quince jelly and apple pastry, loaded with cream and spice details. The long finish is filled with...

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September 23rd 2019 Newsletter

2016 Coppola Director’s Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: The Director’s Cabernet Sauvignon offers a ripe core of fruits that include blackberry, cherry and cassis as well as warm spice nuances. Dark and succulent with medium density, a balanced palate and a nice integration of wood, this wine is very fragrant and captures the essence of the vintage. $20 Liquidation Price $14.65 (Limited to stock on hand)

Campo Viejo Cava Brut Rose

Winemaker Notes: A bright sparkling pink color. Pleasant and po...

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September 20th 2019 Newsletter

2018 Failla Sonoma Coast PINOT NOIR

A benchmark wine of vintage, variety, and place. Bright red fruit, floral splashes, juicy pomegranate, and wild herb express structure with finesse and elegance. $39 (Arrives 9/24/19)

2018 Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay, 3 Liter

Winemaker Notes: Pale yellow with a green tinge to the hue. Aromas of yellow peach, mango with a slight citrus note intertwine seamlessly with vanilla and spice. The palate is rich and round, with the mango and vanilla fighting for the li...

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September 17th 2019 Newsletter

Vinous 90 Points
2017 Berne Selection Côtes de Provence Rosé Emotion

Light bright onion skin. Fresh strawberry, orange zest and pungent flowers on the highly perfumed nose. Juicy citrus fruit and red berry flavors are accompanied by an exotic touch of lemongrass. Finishes long, taut and precise, delivering vibrant mineral cut and a building floral note. Drinking window: 2018 – 2021. $22 Our Price $2.95

2018 Le Clos Du Caillou Cotes du Rhone Rose

Winemaker Notes: Hand-harvested. Pressed full clust...

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September 13th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 94
CASTELLARE DI CASTELLINA
Chianti Classico 2017

A beam of pure cherry and blackberry fruit defines this intense, racy red. Firm and tensile, with fine balance and an aftertaste of vibrant fruit, graphite and tobacco flavors. Sangioveto and Canaiolo. Drink now through 2033.—B.S $22

2014 Silver Oak Napa Cabernet, Magnum

Winemaker Notes: Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is dark ruby in color and entices you with a nose of raspberry, cassis and loose pipe tobacco. This full-bodied...

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September 10th 2019 Newsletter

Local collector would like to sell the following wine cabinet:

The unit is a “L’Humiditemp” (now known as Vinotheque) Model 320 CRU series.

Capacity: 320 bottles. Redwood racking. Cabinet is oak stained in antique walnut (not dark).

Dimensions: 32 W x 28 D x 74 H. New Wisperkool 2500 unit installed 4 years ago.

The lower hinge needs some extra support, as the door tends to “sag” about 3/8 an inch. A simple steel plate on the bottom needs to be added.

Purchased new $4000. Asking $1000 or best off...

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September 6th 2019 Newsletter

2018 Domaine du Dragon
Cotes du Provence Rose Grande Cuvee

Winemaker Notes: TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Delicate pink color. Strawberries and light pepper. Textured and fruity, with flavors of red plums, lemon zest, raspberries. PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Sweet/spicy Asian cuisines; barbecue. $20 Our Price $15.99 (Our most popular Rose this year!)

Back in stock! WOW-74% discount!
2014 Rosenblum Rockpile Zinfandel

Winemaker Notes: The power and grace of our Rockpile Road Zinfandel is a culmination of its uniqu...

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September 3rd 2019 Newsletter

Vinous 94 pts
2017 Fattoria La Rivolta
Greco (Sannio, Taburno)

Bright golden yellow. Chewy, rich and dense, featuring nicely focused apricot and peach flavors. Finishes long, ripe and tactile, with a polished mouthfeel and noteworthy complexity. One of the three best Greco wines of the year. Drinking window: 2018 – 2024. Our Price $19.45

Wine Spectator 93
BODEGAS MAS ALTA Priorat La Vilella Alta Black Slate 2016

This generous red features a round, soft texture that carries ripe black fruit flavor...

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August 30th 2019 Newsletter

Campo Viejo Cava Brut Reserva

Winemaker Notes: A noble and austere sparkling cava. Greenish yellow in colour with golden glints, it's clear and star bright. A persistent, elegant stream of bubbles rise to form a perfect rosary on the surface. Complex aromas of white fruits with hints of wood. Fresh, well-balanced and elegant on the palate with an excellent final sensation. $10 Our Price $7.95 (Great Value)

Campo Viejo Cava Brut Rose (Penedes, Spain)

Winemaker Notes: A bright sparkling pink color...

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August 27th 2019 Newsletter

Labor Day Holiday
We will be closed on Monday, 9/2/19


2018 Domaine du Dragon
Cotes du Provence Rose Grande Cuvee

Winemaker Notes: TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Delicate pink color. Strawberries and light pepper. Textured and fruity, with flavors of red plums, lemon zest, raspberries. PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Sweet/spicy Asian cuisines; barbecue. $20 Our Price $15.99 (Back in stock)

2017 Ridge Lytton Springs

Winemaker Notes: A season of extreme weather began with heavy winter rains that replenished the water t...

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August 23rd 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
PAOLO SCAVINO Vino da Tavola-Piedmont Red NV (L 2018 A)

Black currant, violet and rosemary settle nicely into the succulent texture of this red. Firm and elegant, yet shows intensity and fine length. Nebbiolo, Merlot, Barbera and Dolcetto. Drink now through 2024. 1,500 cases made, 500 cases imported. — BS $15 Our Price $9.95

Discounted 80%!
Wine Spectator 90
SEVEN FALLS Chardonnay Wahluke Slope 2014

Broad and supple, expressing a range of spice and citrus flavors, centering on p...

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August 20th 2019 Newsletter

2016 Beringer Bros. Bourbon Barrel Aged Red

Winemaker Notes: Aged 60 days in American Oak Bourbon barrels, this bold red wine blend has flavors of black cherry, toasted coconut and dark caramel, with a smoky finish. $20 Our Price $15.99

James Suckling 90 Points
2017 Trefethen Oak Knoll Estate Chardonnay

Pear drops, cooked apples and cantaloupe melon. Medium-bodied with fresh acidity and a fruity finish. Drink now. $30 Our Price $24.99

Wine Spectator 93
ALTAMURA Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015...

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August 16th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93
BODEGAS MAS ALTA Priorat La Vilella Alta Black Slate 2016

This generous red features a round, soft texture that carries ripe black fruit flavors, laced with licorice, toast and loamy earth notes. Offers well-integrated tannins and gentle acidity. Pretty floral and cinnamon details emerge on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 1,800 cases imported.—T.M. $23 Our Price $16.95

Wine Advocate 94
2016 Stags' Leap Winery Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of...

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August 13th 2019 Newsletter

Jeb Dunnuck 90 Points
2016 Penfolds Max Cabernet Sauvignon

Leading off the new red releases, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Max’s is another wine that was packaged in a red plastic covering that makes opening bottles difficult. It has a great nose of ripe blackcurrants, plums, eucalyptus, and Asian spices. Medium to full-bodied, rounded, nicely textured, and with loads of charm on the palate, it’s already hard to resist and should be enjoyed over the coming 4-6 years. $21 Our Price $16.99

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August 9th 2019 Newsletter

2016 Peachy Canyon Incredible Red Zinfandel

Winemaker Notes: A rich and fruity nose opens with black cherry, blackberry, nutmeg, and vanilla, leading into toffee, cigar, and cherrywood. On the palate the wine is round and sumptuous, with notes of cherry, clove, and orange oil. This Incredible Red meets and exceeds the promise in its name. 90% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah $15 Our Price $6.65 (Arrives 8/14/19) Great Value!

Wine Spectator 90
RODNEY STRONG Chardonnay Chalk Hill 2016

Juicy and luscious...

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August 6th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90
FIRST DROP Shiraz Barossa
Mother's Milk 2016

Appealing and aromatic up front, with rosemary, thyme and sage details to the restrained flavors of cranberry and raspberry at the core. Elegant, fresh and smooth, finishing juicy. Drink now through 2028. 15,000 cases made, 1,500 cases imported. — MW $20 Our Price $16.25

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2016 Beringer Luminus
Oak Knoll District Napa Valley Chardonnay

James Suckling 92 Points: Attractive freshness and gently flinty...

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August 2nd 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
CHEHALEM Pinot Noir
Chehalem Mountains 2017

Refined and elegantly layered, with pretty rose petal and raspberry accents that build polish as this dances on a long finish. Drink now through 2025. 4,200 cases made. — TF $30 Our Price $25.99

2017 Sonoma Cutrer
The Cutrer Russian River Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: The Cutrer is a rich, complex wine. On the nose, you are greeted with integrated oak notes of caramel, pie crust, apple pie, ripe peach, nectarine, nougat, brown sugar and...

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July 30th 2019 Newsletter

Taste this wine for a dime!
2015 Calcareous Vineyard
Twisted Paso Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: An extremely tropical nose is coupled with a golden color which indicates a Chardonnay allowed to reach a proper stage of ripeness. Full and rich on the palate with just a hint of toasty oak is balanced by a wonderful blast of bright acidity that keeps the finish clean and refreshing. $20 Our Price $2.95

James Suckling 91 Points
2017 Jermann Pinot Grigio

A very attractive and distinctive pinot grigio tha...

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July 26th 2019 Newsletter

2017 Mason Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker Notes: Our Mason 2017 Sauvignon Blanc has lovely grapefruit, gooseberry and fig overtones and a very pleasing mouthfeel. Medium bodied and well-balanced with a round, juicy texture, the palate presents pear, peach and fresh, tart apple flavors, complemented by a lingering, bright finish. We are very excited about this vintage and delicious wine. $16 Liquidation Price $12.95 (Limited to stock on hand)

Wine Spectator 94
ROCCA DELLE MACÌE Chianti Classico
Famigli...

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July 23rd 2019 Newsletter


Wine Spectator 90
RODNEY STRONG Chardonnay Chalk Hill 2016

Juicy and lusciously fruity, with roasted tropical fruit, apple pastry and pear tart flavors. Buttery and spicy accents show on the vibrant finish. Drink now through 2022. 63,750 cases made. — KM $22 Our Price $15.99

2016 Beringer Luminus-Last Call at this price!
Oak Knoll District Napa Valley Chardonnay
Retail $39. Our Price $14.95

James Suckling 92 Points: Attractive freshness and gently flinty citrus fruits. Aromas of melon and hazelnu...

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July 19th 2019 Newsletter

WOW-74% discount!
Taste this wine today and
tomorrow for 25 cents!
2014 Rosenblum Rockpile Zinfandel

Winemaker Notes: The power and grace of our Rockpile Road Zinfandel is a culmination of its unique climate, soil and pedigree. Bold, dark fruit, redolent with blueberries and boysenberry jam, shapes the core and establishes the masculine, mountain character of this high-elevation Zinfandel. Black pepper, cocoa and toasted oak spices weave through the multiple layers, joined by big, chewy tannins...

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July 16th 2019 Newsletter

Dom Perignon Champagne Glasses (set of 6) $29.95


Wine Spectator 90
BIELER PÈRE & FILS
Bandol Rosé Réserve 2018

Supple white raspberry and tangerine notes are supported by steely acidity, with heather, wild herb and mineral notes carrying through the spicy, savory-driven finish. Drink now. 1,200 cases imported.—Gillian Sciaretta. $22 Our Price $16.95


Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points
2017 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Russian River

A crazy good value, the 2017 Russian River Pinot Noir is the appellation release f...

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July 12th 2019 Newsletter

Back in stock!
2016 Beringer Luminus
Oak Knoll District Napa Valley Chardonnay
Retail $39. Our Price $14.95

James Suckling 92 Points: Attractive freshness and gently flinty citrus fruits. Aromas of melon and hazelnut nougat follow and lead to a palate with lemon, grapefruit, grilled peaches and nectarines. Layered and textural. Some pithy grip to close. This has attractive freshness and composure. Drink now. $39

Wine Spectator 91 Points: Rich and plush, this has plenty of buttery notes to the ripe...

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July 9th 2019 Newsletter

2014 VML Russian River Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: A distinct Russian River Chardonnay with layers of citrus, spice and floral notes. The nose opens up with Mandarin blossoms, Bartlett pear and Fuji apple. The aromatics continue with toasted pine nuts, floral hints of jasmine, gardenia and geranium. The palate is vibrant, juicy and lingering. Full and round with hints of almond, creamy lemon custard, baked pear and vanilla. The finish is long and refreshing. $27 Our Price $7.95 (Arrives 7/10/19)

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July 2nd 2019 Newsletter

4th of July Holiday Hours
Tuesday, 7/2/19 10:30 AM-5:30 PM
Wednesday, 7/3/19 10:30 AM-5:30 PM
Thursday, 7/4/19 Closed
Friday, 7/5/19 Closed
Saturday, 7/6/19 10:30 AM-4:00 PM

Wine Spectator 90
ALLAN SCOTT Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough 2018

The pear and green apple flavors are succulent, bright and crisp, with plenty of verve from the fresh acidity. Details of matcha tea and lemongrass linger on the finish. Drink now. 60,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported. — MW $18 Our Price $11.99

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June 28th 2019 Newsletter

2016 Beringer Luminus
Oak Knoll District Napa Valley Chardonnay
Retail $39. Our Price $14.95

James Suckling 92 Points: Attractive freshness and gently flinty citrus fruits. Aromas of melon and hazelnut nougat follow and lead to a palate with lemon, grapefruit, grilled peaches and nectarines. Layered and textural. Some pithy grip to close. This has attractive freshness and composure. Drink now. $39

Wine Spectator 91 Points: Rich and plush, this has plenty of buttery notes to the ripe apple, pear a...

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June 25th 2019 Newsletter

2018 Domaine du Dragon
Cotes du Provence Rose Grande Cuvee

Winemaker Notes: TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Delicate pink color. Strawberries and light pepper. Textured and fruity, with flavors of red plums, lemon zest, raspberries. PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Sweet/spicy Asian cuisines; barbecue. $20 Our Price $15.99 (Back in stock 6/26/19)

2017 Frank Family Chardonnay, 375ml

Winemaker Notes: Pale yellow straw color. Aromas of white flowers, stone fruit, lemon zest and a hint of vanilla, lead to a rich and envelo...

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June 21st 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90
BIELER PÈRE & FILS
Bandol Rosé Réserve 2018

Supple white raspberry and tangerine notes are supported by steely acidity, with heather, wild herb and mineral notes carrying through the spicy, savory-driven finish. Drink now. 1,200 cases imported.—Gillian Sciaretta. $22 Our Price $16.95

Wine Advocate 93 Points
2015 Flora Springs Cabernet Sauvignon Trilogy (Arrives 6/25)

A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 8% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon...

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June 18th 2019 Newsletter

Vinous 90 pts
2017 Tenuta San Leonardo Sauvignon Blanc Vette di San Leonardo

Pale straw-yellow. Perfumed nose of herb-accented aromas of green fig, tomato leaf and white flowers is in a pungent New Zealand-like style. Bright floral and white pepper notes add lift to the lively but simple citrus fruit flavors. A subtle herbal nuance lends complexity on the long finish but what this wine is really all about is early juicy appeal. Drinking window: 2018 – 2020. $25 Liquidation Price $13.95 (Limited...

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June 14th 2019 Newsletter

Wine & Spirits 90 Points
2015 Provenance Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

The core of this wine is made up of fruit from three sites, including two estate vineyards— Hewitt, in the western benchlands of Rutherford, and Wildwood, on the east side of the valley—as well as purchased grapes from Beckstoffer’s Georges III. The remainder comes from fruit purchased in Calistoga and Oakville. It’s a sumptuous Rutherford wine with lovely textural give to the tannins. The fruit holds its bright plum flavor...

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June 11th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
LUJON Cabernet Sauvignon
Walla Walla Valley 2016

Broad-shouldered yet agile, with expressive blackberry and cherry flavors accented by bay leaf and espresso notes, building richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2027. 602 cases made. — TF $25

Wine Spectator 92
EASTON Zinfandel Amador County 2015

Epitomizes fine Sierra Foothills Zinfandel, offering vibrant, briary raspberry, smoked pepper and wild sweet anise flavors that stretch out on the zesty finish. Drink now thr...

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June 7th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Advocate 90
2016 Brewer-Clifton Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills

The 2016 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills is a very good introduction to the Brewer-Clifton style, wafting from the glass with a nose of ripe cherries, candied red fruit, spice and dried herbs that's more fruit-driven than this bottling often is straight out of the gates. On the palate, the wine is supple, saline and medium-bodied, with nice energy and a crunchy core of fruit. This should drink well for the better part of a decade. $45 Ou...

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June 4th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Advocate 90
2016 Ancient Peaks Santa Margarita Merlot

Wafting from the glass with notes of black cherries, cassis, fruitcake and mint, the 2016 Merlot from Ancient Peaks is full-bodied and velvety on the palate, with a generous core of savory fruit, powdery tannins and a long, flavorful finish. For the price, it's an incredible value. $20 Our Price $14.99 (Arrives 6/5/19)

Jeb Dunnuck 90 Points
2017 Bodegas Breca Rose

Just bottled, the 2017 Breca Rosé (100% Garnacha) offers bright strawberry...

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May 30th 2019 Newsletter

Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut

Winemaker Notes: This Mirabelle Brut has generous fruitful aromas of pear, tangerine and ripe peach,followed by nuances of vanilla and star anise. In the mouth, there are flavors of mandarin orange, stone fruit and yellow apple. The palate is crisp on entry with a citrus acidity and a lingering finish. $29 Our Price $24.35

Wine Spectator 91
BESSERAT DE BELLEFON Brut Rosé
Champagne Cuvée des Moines NV, Half Bottle

This mouthwatering Champagne is soft and creamy in textur...

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May 28th 2019 Newsletter

2017 Loring River Quinn Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Big nose of graham cracker, white peach, pear, lemon, and hints of vanilla. Very rich and opulent mouthfeel with stone fruit and citrus flavors, framed by a kiss of oak. $30 Our Price $24.99

Wine Spectator 91
ELDERTON Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa 2016

There’s plenty to admire here, with mahogany and truffle touches complementing the ripe and plush core of plum and blueberry flavors. Displays an air of effortlessness, even with the dusty tannins fi...

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May 24th 2019 Newsletter

In Stock!
Wine Spectator 92
LUJON Cabernet Sauvignon
Walla Walla Valley 2016

Broad-shouldered yet agile, with expressive blackberry and cherry flavors accented by bay leaf and espresso notes, building richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2027. 602 cases made. — TF $25

Wine Spectator 90
RODNEY STRONG Chardonnay Chalk Hill 2016

Juicy and lusciously fruity, with roasted tropical fruit, apple pastry and pear tart flavors. Buttery and spicy accents show on the vibrant finish. Drink now t...

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May 21st 2019 Newsletter

We will be closed on Memorial Day, 5/27/19

James Suckling 90 Points
Pecchenino Dogliani San Luigi 2017

Roasted herbs, elderberry pie and spices. Full-bodied with plenty of fruit-compote flavors and a fruity finish. $18 Our Price $14.99

Marenco Strev Moscato d'Asti 2018

Straw yellow with intense aromas of citrus, apricot, fig and orange blossom; taste is pleasantly sweet and aromatic like the Moscato grapes it comes from. $15 Our Price $11.99

James Suckling 92 Points
Fattoria del Cerro Vino Nobile...

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May 17th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90
CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE Chardonnay Columbia Valley Indian Wells 2016

Expressive and lively, with tropical fruit and toasted spice flavors that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 137,000 cases made. –TF $17 Our Price $14.95

2017 Caymus Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: Caymus has a signature style that is dark in color, with rich fruit and ripe, velvety tannins – as approachable in youth as in maturity. We farm Cabernet grapes in eight of Napa’s 16 sub-appellation...

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May 14th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
LUJON Cabernet Sauvignon
Walla Walla Valley 2016

Broad-shouldered yet agile, with expressive blackberry and cherry flavors accented by bay leaf and espresso notes, building richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2027. 602 cases made. — TF $25 (Arrives 5/24/19)

2018 Alban Central Coast Viognier

Alban’s Central Coast and it’s a serious winner in 2018. Possessing an elegant, medium to full-bodied, ultrapure profile as well as classic notes of caramelized citrus, white f...

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May 10th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90
ALBERT BICHOT Chablis 2016

This is lush, featuring ample flavors of white peach and lemon verbena, with a hint of stone. Balanced, leaving a piquant citrus note on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 12,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported. –BS $26 Our Price $19.99

Wine Spectator 93
BODEGAS ARTEVINO Rioja Orben 2014

This red shows depth and density, with black cherry and blackberry flavors supported by firm, well-integrated tannins and juicy acidity. Notes of smoke, licorice and...

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May 7th 201 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 91
HONIG Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2018

Succulent peach, nectarine and dried mango flavors are intense and vibrant, showcasing plenty of style, with a note of honeysuckle lingering effortlessly. Drink now. 49,820 cases made.—MaryAnn Worobiec. $19 Our Price $16.99 (Arrives this afternoon)

Vinous 94 pts
McPrice Myers 2016 Beautiful Earth

Opaque ruby. Intensely perfumed, spice-tinged red and blue fruit, cola, incense and potpourri qualities on the nose. Lush, velvety and expansive in...

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May 3rd 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93
PURPLE HANDS Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
Lone Oak Ranch 2017

Well-built and lively, featuring cherry and blueberry flavors, laced with black tea and smoky spice notes that build tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2027.—T.F $30 Our Price $25.95

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April 30th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93
HARTFORD FAMILY Zinfandel
Russian River Valley Old Vine 2017

Offers a lively beam of crisp acidity, paired with complex and precise blueberry, raspberry, white pepper and licorice flavors that build richness toward a long finish. Drink now through 2026. 1,316 cases made. –TF $40 Our Price $34.99 (Arrives 5/1/19)

Wine Spectator 91
KENDALL-JACKSON Pinot Noir California
Vintner's Reserve 2014

Deftly balanced, this is slow to build nuance and complexity, unfolding to reveal tiers of...

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April 26th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90
FITZ-RITTER Riesling Pfalz Dürkheim 2017

This fruity Riesling is textured, with crunchy acidity and savory mineral details underscoring notes of yellow apple, lemon oil and coriander. Very open, with nice concentration, but shows good balance and complexity. Drink now through 2025. 250 cases made, 28 cases imported. –AZ $17 Our Price $13.99 (Arrives this afternoon)

Wine Spectator 95
SAN FILIPPO Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2013

As much savory as fruity, this offers a fine ba...

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April 23rd 2019 Newsletter

2018 La Galope Cotes de Gascogne Rose

A pale pink and wonderfully fresh Rosé with succulent red berry flavors, a lively, fruity palate and lingering finish. Pair with tapas, mixes salads and a really big glass. $12 Our Price $9.75

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April 19th 2019 Newsletter

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2017 LE PROVENÇAL
CÔTES DE PROVENCE ROSÉ

Winemaker Notes: Inviting bouquet of red currants, strawberries and melon. At once delicate yet flavorful on the palate with a long, refreshing finish. Ideal wine with lighter summer fare such as salads, pasta, grilled meats; exceptional with fish on the grill. $14 Our Price $5.95

2016 J. Lohr Hilltop Paso Robles Cabernet

Winemaker Notes: 2016 Hilltop Cabernet shows da...

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April 16th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Enthusiast 88 Points
Cherry Tart 2014 Chardonnay

Big and flavorful, this full-bodied wine boasts butter, toast and smoke nuances layered over ripe pear and marzipan flavors. Fermented in stainless steel but aged in French oak, it has a rich texture and overt sweetness without going to extremes. $16 Our Price $6.45 (Limited to stock on hand)

James Suckling 93 Points
Laird Napa Valley Jillian's Blend 2014

Aromas of blackberries and light green coffee beans. Medium to full body, chewy tannins a...

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April 12th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90
LE P'TIT PAYSAN Le P'tit Pape Central Coast 2016

A lanky red, laced with an appealing gamy quality and offering sleek and lean cherry, smoky anise and spice flavors. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Counoise. Drink now through 2023. 1,800 cases made. –TF $22 Our Price $17.99

All American CV Chocolate Wine

A delicious blend of velvety chocolate and cream. CV Chocolate has an inviting nose, a creamy mouthfeel with a delightful and balanced finished. CV Chocolate offer consumers a un...

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April 9th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
LEWIS Chardonnay Napa Valley 2017

Powerful and refined, with lilting flavors of ripe pear, apple pastry and butterscotch supported by fresh acidity. The long finish is succulent, with marzipan hints. Drink now through 2023. 1,200 cases made. –KM $55 Our Price $49.99 (Arrives this afternoon)

Wine Spectator 93
VILMART Brut Rose Champagne Cuvée Rubis NV

Smoke and graphite notes underscore the ripe strawberry and cherry fruit in this lacy, finely meshed rosé Champagne, accented by g...

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April 5th 2019 Newsletter

Decanter Magazine 93 Points
Domaine Besson Givry Rouge ‘Le Haut Colombier’ 2016

Impressive, sappy and alluringly perfumed with plenty of summer pudding fruit, notes of rose petal and violet and subtle vanilla oak. The tannins are very fine here, complemented by chalky minerality. Textured, youthful and long on the palate, this would reward cellaring. $30 Our Price $26.49 (Arrives 4/9/19)

Wine Spectator 92
PETRA Toscana Zingari 2015

WS review: The bright, ripe cherry and plum fruit flavors offset...

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April 2nd 2019 Newsletter

2016 Taken Proprietary Napa Red

Winemaker Notes: Dark garnet red with a purple hue. The nose of this opulent blend is incredibly flashy with abundant aromas of red currant, raspberry, blackberry cobbler, spice and a hint of underbrush. The French oak is subtle, yet present. This powerful wine boasts copious amounts of juicy, ripe red fruit characteristics and is extraordinarily soft and supple. In addition, hints of lingering milk chocolate and cherry truffle notes dance on the back palate. $40...

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March 29th, 2019 Newsletter

2016 Conundrum Red

Winemaker Notes: Sourced from premier California winegrowing regions, Conundrum Red features dark red varietals including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. With a deep, inky hue almost as dark as blackberries, this wine opens on the nose with scents of chocolatey coffee, sweet oak, fresh plums, floral blossoms and the earthiness of a forest floor. The palate starts off soft, then turns grippy – it peaks with a combination of fruit and textural tannins, before being dominated by the...

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March 26th, 2019 Newsletter

Wine Advocate 91
2016 Hartford Court Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley

Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Russian River Valley reveals lovely crushed black cherries, mulberries and black raspberries notions with hints of candied violets, black soil and iron ore plus a waft of bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with black fruit and earthy accents supported by a firm frame of finely grained tannins and finishes with a refreshing lift. 7,500 cases produ...

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March 22nd, 2019 Newsletter

Wine Enthusiast 91 Points
L’Ecole No. 41 Old Vine Chenin Blanc

Old-vine Chenin Blanc is becoming increasingly rare in the state as vines are pulled out to replant more profitable varieties. What a shame. The aromas here offer notes of freshly sliced pear, cantaloupe, banana, melon rind and papaya. The bone-dry palate brings an abundant tropical-fruit flavor and a strong sense of acidity. It lingers on the finish. $15 Our Price $13.95

Wine Spectator 91
MERCER Cabernet Sauvignon
Horse Heaven Hills...

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March 19th, 2019 Newsletter

Wine Advocate 92
2016 Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc Estate

The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Estate delivers intense passion fruit, white peach and grapefruit notes with touches of musk perfume, wet slate and bay leaves. Medium-bodied, the palate offers bags of stone fruit and citrus flavors, with a racy backbone and long mineral-tinged finish. 7,500 cases produced. $33 Our Price $19.45

James Suckling 90
Château Brondelle Graves 2015

Surprisingly firm and linear with a focused berry and cherry character, as...

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March 15th, 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93
FAUST Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016

Lush and inviting, with cassis, creamed plum and boysenberry puree flavors gliding through on a very polished structure, while anise, mocha and tobacco accents check in on the finish. A seductive style. Drink now through 2028.—J.M. $60 Our Price $44.95

2017 Belle Glos Clark and Telephone Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: Bright ruby red with fresh, vibrant aromas of wild blackberry, raspberry jam and cedar box accented by rich floral notes. Th...

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March 12th, 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90 Points
Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio
Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2017

This balanced, light-bodied white offers a lively mix of peach, passion fruit, floral and pink grapefruit zest notes, with tangy acidity and a floral finish. Drink now through 2021. From Italy. 25,800 cases made —Alison Napjus $16 Our Price $13.25 (Arrives 3/13/19)

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March 8th, 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93
CAROL SHELTON Zinfandel Lodi Pizazz Zin Piazza Ranch Old Vine 2017

Plump yet vibrant, with expressive cherry, savory tarragon and smoked pepper flavors that take on polish and structure toward refined tannins. 271 cases made. Drink now through 2026.—T.F. $22 Our Price $19.49

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Wine Spectator 93
SPARKMAN Cab...

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March 5th, 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 94
BUCKLIN Ancient Field Blend Old Hill Ranch Sonoma Valley 2015

Deeply structured and powerfully built, yet agile, with expressive blueberry and blackberry flavors accented by tar, cracked pepper and dark Asian spice notes that build richness toward polished tannins. Zinfandel, Grenache, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2025.—T.F. 430 cases made $34 Our Price $29.99

Wine Advocate 91
2016 Hartford Court Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley

Medium ruby-pur...

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March 1st, 2019 Newsletter


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Wine Competition
2016 Estancia Reserve Meritage Red

Winemaker Notes: The 2016 Meritage expresses the true terroir of Paso Robles. A firm, tannic backbone from Petit Verdot, sweet cherry and chocolate aromas along with structure from Cabernet Sauvignon, and a rich round texture from Merlot all come together to create a classic blend. Blend: 47% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot. $32 Our Price $15.95

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February 26th, 2019 Newsletter

Jeb Dunnuck 90 Points
2016 Ancient Peaks Paso Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a terrific value and is 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, and the rest Petite Sirah. It has a Bordeaux-ish bouquet of new saddle leather, cedarwood, tobacco leaf, and smoky black fruits as well as medium body, plenty of fruit, sweet tannins, and a good finish. It’s not going to make old bones, but it has serious character, and I’d happily drink bottles over the coming 4-6 years. $20 Our Price...

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February 22nd, 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 94
BUCKLIN Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Bambino Field Blend
 Old Hill Ranch 2015

This distinctive and plump yet focused and refined version shows personality, with flavors of blackberry, fruitcake spices, black licorice and smoky pepper. 700 cases. Drink now through 2025.—T.F $24 Our Price $21.99

Wine Spectator 94
ALZINGER Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Wachau Ried Mühlpoint 2017

A rich, smoky Grüner, luscious and creamy up front, but with underlying acidity that pierces its way through, reve...

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February 19th, 2019 Newsletter

2017 Wm. Harrison Los Carneros Chardonnay Arrives 2/22/19

Wine Advocate 95
2016 Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five Stags Leap

Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five Stags Leap is very deep purple-black in color and gives up intense Black Forest cake, black berry pie and blackcurrant cordial scents with hints of licorice, eucalyptus, espresso, tar and chargrilled beef. Full-bodied, it packs the black fruit preserves flavors and earthy accents i...

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February 15th, 2019 Newsletter

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2014 Franciscan Equilibrium Red

Winemaker Notes: Our Equilibrium red blend is a rich, fruit forward, unique wine that's so easy to enjoy. Equilibrium means to come together in a state of harmonious balance. We brought together the juicy, ripe fruit flavors of Zinfandel, added some dark, peppery Petite Sirah, and complemented it with rich, soft, mouth-filling Malbec and Syrah. The combination is irres...

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February 12th, 2019 Newsletter

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Wine Spectator 92
MCPRICE MYERS High On The Hog
Central Coast 2016

Lively and generous, with zesty black raspberry, savory dried sage and peppercorn flavors that build richness toward refined tannins. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Graciano. Drink now through 2026. 1,902 cases made.—Tim Fish. $20 Our Price $17.99 (Arrives 2/13/19)

J Vineyards Cuvee 20 Brut

Winemaker Notes: This J non-vintage Brut gracefully opens up with crisp lem...

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February 8th, 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 94
CASTELLO ROMITORIO Toscana Il Toro 2015

A polished, sophisticated version, boasting violet, black currant, blackberry, graphite and toasty oak aromas and flavors. Impeccably balanced and approachable now, yet should develop for a decade or more. Petit Verdot and Syrah. Best from 2021 through 2035. 2,500 cases made. –BS $25 Our Price $19.99 (Delicious)

Wine Spectator 95
TENSLEY Syrah Santa Barbara County Colson Canyon Vineyard 2017

Deeply structured yet rich and polished, with sm...

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February 5th, 2019 Newsletter

Jeb Dunnuck 93 Points
2015 Bootleg Prequel Proprietary Red Blend

One of the newer estates under the Jackson Family umbrella, Bootleg is managed by Kristy Melton, who’s turned out a brilliant Syrah blend in 2015. Made from 85% Syrah and 15% Petite Sirah, its deep purple color is followed by a peppery, meaty, dark fruited beauty that has full-bodied richness, complex notes of olives and spice, sweet tannin, and a great finish. It’s a pleasure-bent 2015 that should keep for a decade. $40 Our Price...

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February 1st, 2019 Newsletter

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Wine Spectator 93
TENSLEY Syrah Santa Barbara County 2017

Vibrant and layered, with expressive raspberry and blueberry flavors accented by garrigue notes, hints of mineral and smoked cracked pepper accents that take on richness toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2025.—T.F $28

Wine Advocate 93
2016 Bosquet des P...

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January 29th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Advocate 93
2016 Joseph Phelps Napa
Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is made up of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc aged for 18 months in 48% new French and American oak and bottled in May/June of 2018. Deep garnet-purple colored, it sings of crushed blackcurrants, blackberry pie and blueberry compote with suggestions of cigar box, menthol, rose hip tea and baking spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with vibran...

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January 25th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
PAOLO SCAVINO Vino da Tavola-Piedmont Red NV

Black currant, violet and rosemary settle nicely into the succulent texture of this red. Firm and elegant, yet shows intensity and fine length. Nebbiolo, Merlot, Barbera and Dolcetto. Drink now through 2024. 500 cases imported.—B.S. $15 Our Price $10.95

James Suckling 94 Points
Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir
Eola-Amity Hills Roserock 2015

Another amazing pinot noir that shows such purity of the fruit. Blueberries, raspberries, lemons, ora...

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January 22nd 2019 Newsletter

2014 Cru Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: The unique nose of cherry-cola, cedar and forest floor makes a great first impression. On the palate, this wine shows complexity and depth with flavors of blueberry, pomegranate, cranberry, and infused tea that is nicely balanced with hints of toasted oak. 100% Pinot Noir. $24 Liquidation Price $14.45 (Limited to stock on hand)

Wine Spectator 93
CAROL SHELTON Coquille Blanc
Paso Robles 2017

Fresh and spicy pear, lime and green apple flavo...

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January 18th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 94
ALZINGER Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Wachau Ried Mühlpoint 2017

White A rich, smoky Grüner, luscious and creamy up front, but with underlying acidity that pierces its way through, revealing persimmon, vanilla and cardamom notes. Features a really lovely texture, almost velvety, coating the palate, but still remains fresh. Complex and long. 212 cases imported. Best from 2020 through 2030.—A.Z $42 Our Price $38.99

Wine Spectator 95
POGGIO BONELLI Chianti Classico 2015

Offers enticing...

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January 15th 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90

ROTH Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2016

Rich, featuring an enveloping spiciness to the dried cherry, berry and forest floor flavors. The creamy finish offers light smoky and peppery accents. Drink now through 2022. 4,000 cases made.—K.M. $28 Our Price $18.45 (Arrives this afternoon)

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Wine Spectator 92
SPREITZER Riesling Qualitätswein Trocken Rheingau Hendelberg 2014

This has a honeyed aroma, showing rich and intensely...

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January 11th 2019 Newsletter

Jeb Dunnuck 93 Points
BOOKWALTER Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Protagonist Conner-Lee Vineyard 2015

The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Protagonist Conner Lee Vineyard is similar to the Conflict, yet offers slightly more earth, lavender, and tobacco, with terrific black and blue fruits. Full-bodied, elegant and silky, with fine, polished tannin, it's another impeccably made red that's going to keep for 10-12+ years. This cuvée is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Syrah, 2% Cabernet Franc and the balance M...

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January 8th 2019 Newsletter

2017 Line 39 CA Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: Our Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits rich fruit flavors of currant, blackberry and ripe plum with hints of black tea on the palate. The wine finishes with subtle, smooth tannins that don’t overpower this easy-to-drink Cab. $12 Liquidation Price $5.95 (Limited to stock on hand)

Wine Spectator 91
NEYERS Zinfandel California Vista Luna 2017

Refined and well-structured, yet showing a briary streak, with appealing black cherry, sweet anise and white peppe...

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January 3rd 2019 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
SARAH’S VINEYARD Pinot Noir
Santa Clara Valley 2016

This red offers a deft mix of dried red cherry, berry and crushed red plum flavors supported by medium-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Turns plush midpalate, followed by a finish filled with suave minerality. Drink now through 2023.—K.M. $30 Our Price $18.95 (Arrives 1/4/19)


Wine Spectator 90
2013 Chateau Ste Michelle
Indian Wells Merlot

Focused, with firm tannins on a pliable frame, supporting dark berry, licorice and choc...

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December 27th 2018 Newsletter

Holiday Hours
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Friday, 12/28/18 10:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday, 12/29/18 10:30 AM-4:00 PM
Sunday, 12/30/18 Closed
Monday, 12/31/18 10:30 AM-3:00 PM
Tuesday, 1/1/19 Happy New Year!
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James Suckling 92 Points
2015 Taken Proprietary Red

Dark plums, blackberries, licorice, chocolate, ripe stems, orange rind, hot stones, dust and coffee beans. Full-bodied with grippy tannins, some nice sweet-and-sour character, a f...

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December 21st 2018 Newsletter

Holiday Hours
Friday, 12/21/18 10:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday, 12/22/18 10:30 AM-4:00 PM
Sunday, 12/23/18 Closed
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Tuesday, 12/25/18 Merry Christmas
Wednesday, 12/26/18 Closed
Thursday, 12/27/18 10:30 AM-5:30 PM

Antonio Galloni, Vinous 92 Points
2014 Stewart Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Stewart's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is a gorgeous wine that will appeal most to readers who enjoy unctuous, full-throttle Cabernets. Racy, powerful and intense with loads of dark cherry, mocha...

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December 18th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90
SEVEN FALLS Chardonnay Wahluke Slope 2014

Broad and supple, expressing a range of spice and citrus flavors, centering on pear and fig notes. Finishes with polish. Drink now through 2019. 27,000 cases made. –HS $20 Our Price $5.95



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Tuesday, 12/25/18 Merry Christmas
Wednesday, 12/26/18 Closed
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December 14th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
BODEGAS ALTO MONCAYO Garnacha
Campo de Borja Veraton 2015

Round and juicy, this lively red shows ripe flavors of kirsch and mulled plum, with chocolate and licorice accents. Heady but not heavy, with bright acidity and spicy and floral notes on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 6,000 cases made. –TM $30 Our Price $23.95 (Back in stock)


Wine Spectator 93
CHÂTEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU St.-Julien 2014, Half Bottles

Very pure and expressive, featuring lovely violet and cassis aromas and...

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December 11th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93
SEGHESIO Zinfandel
Sonoma County Sonoma 2016

Plump and loaded with rich, jammy fruit, this Zinfandel is a pleasure to drink. Bold accents of wild berry, spicy cinnamon and licorice glide dynamically toward plush tannins. Drink now through 2025.—T.F $26 Internet Price $19.99 (Grape Tray email subscriber price $17.95)

Wine Spectator 96
WARRE Vintage Port 2011

Offers seamless flavors of kirsch, chocolate, dark plum and allspice, fresh and elegant, with a towering structure and inte...

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December 7th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 94
2014 Altamura Napa Cabernet

Ultrarich and extracted, offering a powerful array of blackberry, licorice, gravelly earth, cedar and tobacco leaf notes. Never eases up on torque and authoritative presence. Best from 2021 through 2035. 3,500 cases made. –JL $115 (Back in stock)

Wine Spectator 95
ROEDERER ESTATE Brut
Anderson Valley L’Ermitage 2012

Extravagant, yet balanced and refined, with lush, crisp brioche, fresh ginger and spice, roasted hazelnut and Asian pear flavors that fan...

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December 4th 2018 Newsletter

2014 Ravenswood Belloni Vineyard
 Zinfandel Russian River Valley $40 Our Price $12.95

Tasting Panel 93 Points: This single vineyard designate combines 25% of other "mixed black" varieties to create a wine that implodes with fruit. On the nose, black cherry, mocha and violets are intense and heady. The floral tones subdue on the palate, dried lilacs, violets and mountain brush meld with blackberry and spiced cedar. The acid keeps it lively through the long finish.

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November 30th 2018 Newsletter

2013 Lamadrid Single Vineyard Bonarda

Winemaker Notes: Bright red color with blue hints. In the mouth, it is unctuous, full of red-fruit jam which can also be perceived in the nose. $20 Our Price $16.25

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Wine Spectator 94
SAN FELICE Chianti Classico 2016

Expressive and smooth, this red hits all the right notes, with pure black cherry, black currant and violet flavors. Touches of earth, iron and tobacco add complexity. Best from 2020 through 2036.—B.S $17 Our Price $14.99

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November 27th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93
PENLEY Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra Phoenix 2016

Dense, with sink-your-teeth-into-them tannins and concentration to the plum, cassis and blackberry flavors. Sage and rosemary accents linger in the background. Strikes the right balance between power and elegance, with grace notes of eucalyptus, black tea and tobacco lingering on the velvety finish. Drink now through 2030. 4,300 cases imported. –MW $20 Our Price $16.95 (Back in stock)

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November 16th 2018 Newsletter

James Suckling 94 Points
Dönnhoff Riesling Nahe Oberhäuser
Leistenberg Kabinett 2017

Maybe this isn't the most concentrated riesling on planet wine, but the balance is so perfect that you don't think about sweetness or acidity. Yet, that's exactly what this wine is all about – an exact balance of the two. From organically grown grapes. Fair'n Green certification. Drink or hold. Screw cap. $30 Our Price $24.95 (Arrives this afternoon)

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November 13th 2018 Newsletter

Connoisseurs Guide 92 Points
J Vineyards Russian River Brut Rose

Finding a place at the lighter end of the Rosé spectrum and, in fact, a wine that could easily pass for a Blanc de Noirs, this lightly yeasty version fixes on energetic, slightly juicy, young fruit as its main motif. It is briskly balanced, but its ample acidity enlivens without ever once seeming sharp, and it is wholly free of the astringency that marks its more vinous mates. $45 Our Price $34.95 (Back in stock 11/15/18)

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November 9th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93

KOSTA BROWNE Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Gap's Crown Vineyard 2016

Everything is moving in the right direction, from the snappy wild berry and plum flavors to the crushed rock and savory underbrush notes. Ends with fine-grained tannins that bode well for the future. Drink now through 2024. 3,400 cases made. –JL $95 Actual Retail $140

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Wine Spectator 92
BODEGAS JUAN GIL Jumilla Blue Label 2015

This red has density and polish...

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November 6th 2018 Newsletter

Veteran’s Day Holiday
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Wine Spectator 91
BÖEN Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2016

This supple, graceful style pushes ripe blueberry and blackberry flavors to the front, with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and black tea, making for an engagingly complex effort. Drink now through 2026. 7,675 cases made.—James Laube $30 Our Price $24.99

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2018 Bouchard Aine & Fils Beaujolais Nouveau

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November 2nd 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 91
MARGERUM M5 Santa Barbara County 2016

Sleek and precise, with raspberry and garrigue aromas and refined cherry, licorice and savory pepper flavors. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Counoise and Cinsault. Drink now through 2026. 3,085 cases made. –TF $28 Our Price $20.99

Wine Spectator 94
CLOS ST.-JEAN Châteauneuf-du-Pape White 2015

Distinctive, with a bright yellow apple note leading the way, backed by lots of verbena, chamomile and honeysuckle notes before a creamy melon edge drapes...

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October 26th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90

FIRESTONE Cabernet Sauvignon
Santa Ynez Valley 2016

Rich and broad-shouldered, with ample minerality to the dried cherry and spiced cherry flavors. Lithe midpalate, with a savory push that extends into the firmly tannic finish. Drink now through 2022. 2,446 cases made. –KM $22 Our Price $15.95 (Great Value!)

Jeb Dunnuck 90 Points
2017 Le Paradou Provence Rose

Light pink in color, the 2017 Côtes de Provence Rosé from Le Paradou is a juicy, yet textured, lively rosé that does ever...

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October 23rd 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93
BOLLINGER Brut Champagne Spécial Cuvée NV

Lovely aromas and flavors of ripe black cherry and currant fruit, graphite, toast and candied Meyer lemon zest are set in this racy Champagne, with a refined, finely detailed mousse. The mouthwatering finish is long and spicy. Drink now through 2022. 11,500 cases imported. –AN Issue Nov 30, 2017. $79 Our Price $54.95

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2014 Cru Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: The unique nose of cherry-cola, ceda...

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October 19th 2018 Newsletter

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Wine Spectator 96

MOËT & CHANDON Brut Champagne Dom Pérignon 2009 -There's a subtle power to this graceful Champagne, which boasts a firm, crystalline frame of acidity married to the fine, satinlike mousse and notes of white raspberry, brioche and Earl Grey tea. Seamless through to the long finish of smoke and spice accents, this opens beautifully in the glass. Drink now through 2029. –AN Our Price $334.95

2016 Rombauer Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, Half Bottl...

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October 16th 2018 Newsletter

Jeb Dunnuck 94 Points
2015 Hungry Blonde Chardonnay

There’s 2,000 cases of the 2015 Chardonnay Hungry Blonde and it’s one seriously good Chardonnay. Aged sur lie in 20% new French oak this classic beauty gives up lots of orchard fruits, some buttered citrus and peach, medium to full-bodied richness, and terrific balance. It’s the real deal and will keep for 5+ years. At 30 bucks it’s a killer value. $30 Our Price $TBD (Arrives 10/17/18)

2016 Three Sticks Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir

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October 12th 2018 Newsletter

2016 The Prisoner Proprietary Red, Magnum

Winemaker Notes: The Prisoner was inspired by the “mixed blacks” first made by the Italian immigrants who originally settled in Napa Valley. The Prisoner is now the most recognized Napa Valley red blend, leading the resurgence of interesting blends by incorporating Zinfandel with the unlikely mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Charbono. The 2016 vintage features enticing aromas of Bing cherry, dark chocolate, clove, and roasted fig. Pers...

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October 9th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Advocate 93+
2014 WindRacer Russian River
Chardonnay, Half Bottles

The 2014 Chardonnay Russian River Valley has lemongrass, orange blossoms and cedar notes over a core of white peaches, grapefruit and green mango. Medium to full-bodied with a gorgeously creamy textured and mouth-filling stone fruit and citrus layers, it has a racy backbone and a very long finish, with some toasty notes coming through. $20/375ml. Our Price $13.95/375ml

Wine Spectator 95
ALTESINO Brunello di Montalcino 2013

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October 5th 2018 Newsletter

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Varichon and Clerc Blanc de Blancs Privilège

Winemaker Notes: This pale and brillant gold wine has white fruit aromas with numerous fine bubbles.The palate is elegant, longlasting and well balanced between freshness and fruit. Lively mineral attack giving way to aromas of white flowers and exotic fruit. $13 Our Price $10.49

2017 Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Rose

Winemaker Notes: This is a dry elegant style rosé with a beautiful light pale pi...

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October 2nd 2018 Newsletter

Wine Enthusiast 93 Points

Lafond 2015 Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

This is one of the more elegant and satisfyingly dark expressions of Pinot Noir in its price range, starting with aromas of sugarplum, hibiscus, dark berries, crushed slate and moist earth. The palate combines rose petals, baked boysenberry and dark cocoa with a strong streak of earthy minerality, all upheld by chalky tannins. $27 Our Price $21.99


Wine Spectator 92
SPREITZER Riesling Qualitätswein Trocken Rheingau Hendelberg 2014...

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September 28th 2018 Newsletter

2016 A to Z Pinot Gris

Winemaker Notes: The 2016 A to Z Oregon Pinot Gris offers beautiful floral aromas reminiscent of jasmine, elderflower and white roses along with complex fruit notes of nectarine, melon, pear, yellow plums and yellow apples, lemon, lime, even grapefruit zest and a touch of guava, clover honey and handmade marshmallows. The wine is lush and layered on the palate structured with moderate acidity and alcohol. The finish is layered and fresh, with a lingering pear and spice not...

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September 25th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Advocate 92
2016 Roar Chardonnay Soberanes Vineyard

The 2016 Chardonnay Soberanes Vineyard delivers invigorating grapefruit, pineapple and nectarine scents with suggestions of clotted cream, chalk dust and fresh ginger. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers a great intensity of citrus and tropical layers with a lively backbone and mineral-laced finish. $45 (Arrives 9/26/18)

Wine Spectator 93
HENRIOT Brut Rosé Champagne NV

A beautiful range of aromatic spices accents the white raspberry, p...

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September 21st 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 94
CLOS ST.-JEAN Châteauneuf-du-Pape White 2015

Distinctive, with a bright yellow apple note leading the way, backed by lots of verbena, chamomile and honeysuckle notes before a creamy melon edge drapes the finish. Shows lovely range. Drink now through 2018. 100 cases imported. –JM $50 Our Price $46.99

Antonio Galloni, Vinous 91-94
2016 Shafer TD-9 Red

The 2016 TD-9 exudes raciness and total class, along with a bit better balance than the 2015 tasted along side it. In 2016, winemak...

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September 18th 2018 Newsletter

2017 Frank Family Carneros Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: Opens with aromas of cinnamon stick, cardamom, and fresh raspberries. The palate offers a soft, balanced structure framed by elegant tannins with flavors of cherry pie, violets, and baking spices followed by a long, decadent finish. $37 Our Price $31.99

Wine Spectator 93
LEWIS Chardonnay Napa Valley Reserve 2016

Rich and full-bodied, deeply concentrated and loaded with ripe fig, apricot, melon and toasty oak notes that impart a buttery textur...

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September 14th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93
KEEVER Inspirado Napa Valley 2013

Evenhanded, supple, rich and layered, with tiers of dark berry, light mocha, gravel and licorice. This glides along, showing textural polish and nuanced flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. Drink now through 2030. 842 cases made. –JL $75

Wine Spectator 92
ALBAN Viognier Central Coast 2016

Distinctly seamless, this starts out plump, with fleshy notes of apricot and peach and a hint of marmalade for added richness. Spice, honey and flor...

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September 11th 2018 Newsletter

2015 VML Russian River Pinot

Winemaker Notes: This wine is bursting with aromas of lavender, sandalwood, dried cranberry and cocoa. The palate starts with ripe blackberry, plum and black cherry. Vanilla and dark chocolate flavors lead into high notes of raspberry. The wine has focused acidity, balanced tannins and a smooth finish that will continue to soften over time. $32 Our Price $27.99 (Back in stock this afternoon) Delicious!

2016 Roar Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Winemaker notes: Drawin...

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September 7th 2018 Newsletter

2016 Ancient Peaks Renegade

Winemaker Notes: The 2016 Renegade presents heady aromas of plum, cherry, violets, vanilla bean and savory leather with a suggestion of baking spice. Juicy flavors of red and black fruits co-mingle seamlessly across a rich, expansive palate, revealing hints of wildberry jam, sage and cedar. Lively yet integrated acidity lends elegance to this otherwise powerful wine, carrying notes of black pepper into a long, balanced finish. Blend: 32% Syrah, 25% Zinfandel, 20% Malb...

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September 4th 2018 Newsletter

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2015 Charles Smith Velvet Devil Merlot

Winemaker Notes: This little Devil is wrapped in a velvet robe. Full with density and bursting with flavor. Dark fruit, cherry, and blackberry. Brimming with cedar, pipe tobacco and earth. The truth is in the name: Velvet! Pair with roasted pork and grilled steaks. $12 Our Price $7.45


Wine Spectator 96
CASTELLO DI VOLPAIA Chianti Classico Riserva 2015

Though saturated with black currant and blackberry fruit and backed by opaque tannins, this red is...

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August 31st 2018 Newsletter

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2014 Estancia Reserve
 Meritage Red Paso Robles

Winemaker Notes: Deep crimson in color, with aromas mocha, ripe plum, and blackberry, with cocoa and a mélange of baking spices. Displays a rich, exquisite mouthfeel, velvety tannins, and ripe fruit balanced with notes of chocolate and French vanilla, Velvety tannins complement a lengthy, utterly elegant finish. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 18% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec...

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August 28th 2018 Newsletter

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Wine Spectator 92
BOOKWALTER Protagonist
Conner-Lee Vineyard Columbia Valley 2014

Rich and polished, defined by a core of refined tannins, wrapped in textured flavors of black cherry, espresso and toasty spice that glide through the long finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now through 2021. 1,400 cases made. –TF $60 Our Price $29.95 (The winery is leaving the CA market in September and we have 10 cases arriving...

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August 24th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 91
PALI WINE CO. Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County Huntington 2016

Dark cherry and dried blueberry flavors are richly spiced in this juicy style. Notes of dried beef intensify on the finish, which features chocolate and mint accents. Drink now through 2020. 8,207 cases made. –KM $25 Our Price $20.49

2016 Joseph Carr Carneros Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: The bouquet is intensely aromatic and features notes of ripe peach and lemon. Flavors of toffee and almonds emerge on the palate, bol...

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August 21st 2018 Newsletter

Wine Advocate 90
2014 Mercer Wine Estates
Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon

The straight 2014 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon is a beauty. Perfumed, exotic and layered, with notes of black raspberries, blood orange and spice, it's medium-bodied, supple, charming and delicious, with no hard edges. Drink it over the coming 3-5 years. The blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 12% Syrah and a splash of Petit Verdot. $19 Our Price $10.95

James Suckling 93
2015 Spottswoode Lyndenhurst...

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August 17th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Advocate 95
2016 Fritz Haag Brauneberger Juffer
Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

Entirely fermented in stainless steel, the 2016 Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese shows a lovely precise and reductive bouquet with refreshing mineral slate and bright fruit aromas. On the palate this is a lush and piquant, super crisp and salty Juffer Sonnenuhr with great expression but also finesse and elegance. It is sweeter and richer than the more stimulating Juffer Spätlese. The finish is long an...

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August 14th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 91
LANSON Brut Champagne Black Label NV

This creamy Champagne is bright and citrusy, offering an expressive and well-meshed mix of ripe blackberry, pastry dough and pickled ginger flavors. Racy finish. Disgorged October 2016. Drink now through 2021. 7,000 cases imported. –AN $45 Our Price $36.95

Wine Spectator 93
ROEDERER ESTATE Brut Anderson Valley NV

Seamless and silky, showing an almost effortless sense of complexity, with notes of lemon and pear paired with toasty brioche, fres...

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August 10th 2018 Newsletter

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Wine Advocate 97-99
2016 Domaine du Clos de Tart Clos de Tart Grand Cru

The 2016 Clos de Tart Grand Cru was assessed from a blend of all the component parts (except the young vines) that I previously ta...

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August 7th 2018 Newsletter


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2014 Estancia Reserve Meritage Red Paso Robles

Winemaker Notes: Deep crimson in color, with aromas mocha, ripe plum, and blackberry, with cocoa and a mélange of baking spices. Displays a rich, exquisite mouthfeel, velvety tannins, and ripe fruit balanced with notes of chocolate and French vanilla, Velvety tannins complement a lengthy, utterly elegant finish. 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 18% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec. $35 Our Price $11.95

2015 Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon...

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August 2nd 2018 Newsletter

2016 Bouchard Aine & Fils Bourgogne Rouge

Winemaker Notes: This wine features an intense carmine red color tinged with deep purple highlights. The nose is gorgeous, redolent of flowers and red fruits. In the mouth it has a beautiful finesse, smooth, silky tannins and excellent length. $20 Our Price $16.99

Wine Spectator 92
SAINTAYME St.-Emilion 2015

The core of plum, cassis and blackberry paste flavors is still a bit compact, but there is juicy energy through the licorice- and toast-fueled finish...

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July 31st 2018 Newsletter

2016 Joseph Carr Carneros Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: The bouquet is intensely aromatic and features notes of ripe peach and lemon. Flavors of toffee and almonds emerge on the palate, bolstered by lively acidity, a creamy mouthfeel, and a long finish. $22 Our Price $13.95

2015 J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: The 2015 J. Lohr Hilltop is a great example of the J. Lohr house style of dense but soft Cabernet Sauvignon. Effusive blackberry and currant aromas are integrated with a b...

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July 27th 2018 Newsletter

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2017 Priest Ranch Napa Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker Notes: This wine displays melon, crisp grapefruit and hints of tropical passionfruit that are inviting on the nose and palate. There are also layers of lemon and vanilla that provide a lively mouthfeel on the finish. Perfect for any occasion, especially for a relaxed night in at home. $22 Internet Price $19.99. Grape Tray Email Subscriber Price $15.95 (Delicious!)

Wine Spectator 93

PURPLE HANDS Pinot Noir Oregon Lone Oak Ranch 2016

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July 24th 2018 Newsletter


Wine Spectator WINE OF THE WEEK 90 Points
Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2017

This balanced, light-bodied white offers a lively mix of peach, passion fruit, floral and pink grapefruit zest notes, with tangy acidity and a floral finish. Drink now through 2021. From Italy. 25,800 cases made —Alison Napjus $16 Our Price $13.25 (Arrives 7/25/18)

Wine Spectator 92
LORING Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills 2016

Powerful, focused and well-spiced, with flavors of dark cherry, plum tart and dri...

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July 20th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90
MAISON L'ENVOYÉ Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Straight Shooter 2016

Generous and lively, with supple raspberry and baking spice flavors that dance along the vibrant finish. Drink now through 2022. 4,000 cases made.—T.F. $20 Our Price $16.45

Wine Advocate 92
2016 Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc Estate

The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Estate delivers intense passion fruit, white peach and grapefruit notes with touches of musk perfume, wet slate and bay leaves. Medium-bodied, the palate offers b...

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July 17th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
HENRI BOURGEOIS Sancerre Les Baronnes 2017

Lively, with bright lemon curd, gooseberry, thyme and lime pith notes. The bright finish has mouthwatering cut thanks to a light chalky echo. Drink now through 2021. 3,000 cases imported.—JM. $25 Our Price $22.99

Wine Spectator 93
BIG TABLE FARM Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2016

Effortlessly elegant and complex, with vibrant rose petal, savory smoke and raspberry accents that glide along a silky texture toward the long finish. Drink now...

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July 12th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 97
ANTINORI Toscana Tignanello 2015

Red Dense and intensely flavored, with violet, black currant, blackberry, graphite, wild herb and spice aromas and flavors, this is concentrated and solidly built, yet also harmonious, vibrant and pure. Approachable now, but should be better in a few years. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2021 through 2035. 5,000 cases imported. From Italy.—B.S. $135 Our Price $109.75

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2016 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa...

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July 10th 2018 Newsletter


Vinous 91 pts
Château de Trinquevedel 2017 Rosé (Tavel, Rhône)

Brilliant orange-pink. Pungent red currant, cherry and blood orange aromas, along with suggestions of lavender and chalky minerals. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering red berry and bitter cherry flavors that are supported by a spine of juicy acidity. Marries power to finesse with a smooth hand and finishes very long and sappy; a late floral nuance adds a grace note. $17 Our Price $14.99

Wine Spectator 92
SPREITZER Riesling Qua...

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July 6th 2018 Newsletter

2015 Chimney Rock Napa Sauvignon Blanc 

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of stone fruit, pear and lemon curd highlight the nose on this wine. Crisp and medium-bodied, this wine has great acidity and a nice roundness in the mid-palate. Fermented in a blend of stainless steel tanks and stainless steel barrels. 100% Sauvignon Blanc. $25 Our Price $20.99

Wine Advocate 95
2016 Paul Lato Pinot Noir Solomon Hills Vineyard Suerte

The 2016 Pinot Noir Solomon Hills Vineyard Suerte offers up a dramatic bouquet of plu...

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July 2nd 2018 Newsletter

Special Price $30.45
Wine Spectator 92
BERINGER Chardonnay Napa Valley Private Reserve 2015

Beautifully crafted, rich and layered, with tiers of smoky oak, buttery fig and tangerine, showing touches of fig and melon. Adds up to a delightfully lingering aftertaste. Drink now through 2020. 8,051 cases made. –JL $48 Special price limited to 48 bottles in stock. Please email stan@grapetray.com or call 559-226-6828

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Wine Advocate 94+
2015 Chalk Hill...

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June 29th 2018 Newsletter

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Wine Enthusiast 92 
ROEDERER ESTATE Brut Anderson Valley NV

Crisp peach and red-fruit flavors combine with vibrant acidity and energizing, fine bubbles to create a balanced and rich sparkling wine. A spicy, crisp fruit character lingers long on the finish. *Editors' Choice* —J.G.  $24 Our Price $23.45

Wine Spectator 92
BERINGER Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley 2015

Red Firm, rich and tightly focused on a core of vivid dark berry, light mocha and...

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June 26th 2018 Newsletter

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Wine Spectator 93
PENLEY Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra Phoenix 2016

Dense, with sink-your-teeth-into-them tannins and concentration to the plum, cassis and blackberry flavors. Sage and rosemary accents linger in the background. Strikes the right balance between power and elegance, with grace notes of eucalyptus, black tea and tobacco lingering on the velvety finish. Drink now through 2030. 4,300 cases imported. –MW $20 Our Price $16.95

Wine Spectator 92
SAGET LA PERRIÈRE Vouvray Marie...

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June 22nd 2018 Newsletter

Double Gold WSWA and Gold Los Angeles International Wine Competition
2017 URBAN PROVENCE (AKA “UP”) CÔTES DE PROVENCE ROSÉ

Winemaker Notes: A bright and shiny pink rosé with hints of rose gold. Fresh and youthful aromas of wild strawberry, white blossoms and raspberry with hints of white pepper from the Syrah grape. Juicy and well-structured, this dry rosé offers tart cherry and floral notes with minerality and some spice on the finish. 45% Grenache Noir, 35% Cinsault, 15% Syrah and 5% Rolle. $2...

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June 19th 2018 Newsletter

2016 Secret Cellars Paso Robles
 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: Bright fruit aromas and a hint of sage. On the palate, ripe plum, black cherry and currant flavors mingle with dark chocolate. Tannins are rich yet supple leading to a lovely lingering finish. $15 Our Price $11.45 (Arrives 6/20/18)

Wine Spectator 91
WITHER HILLS Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2017

Honeysuckle, peach cobbler and Key lime pie notes are aromatic, lush and expressive, set on a crisp, sleek frame, with plenty of juicine...

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June 15th 2018 Newsletter

New releases from Pont Neuf arriving 6/22/18
2016 Pont Neuf Pont Royal Chardonnay
2015 Pont Neuf Le Bruant Russian River Pinot Noir

Wine Advocate 93
2013 Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Ethos Reserve

One of the standouts in the lineup is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Ethos Reserve, which comes from a number of sites in the Columbia valley and incorporates 10% Merlot. Aged in 53% new French and American oak, this full-bodied, rich, unctuously textured and concentrated Cabernet is loaded wit...

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June 12th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93
REICHSGRAF VON KESSELSTATT Riesling Spätlese Mosel Josephshöfer 2013

Juicy and rich, with a tangerine tang to the apple, ripe pear and dried apricot flavors. Offers hints of honey and plenty of savory notes that extend on the minerally finish. Drink now through 2038. 300 cases made. –KM $34 Our Price $25.99

Antonio Galloni, Vinous 97+
Taittinger 2006 Comtes de Champagne

The 2006 Comtes de Champagne is striking, especially in the way it brings together elements of ripeness and fr...

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June 8th 2018 Newsletter

  Wine Spectator 90 

M. CHAPOUTIER Côtes du Roussillon White Les Vignes de Bila-Haut 2016

A creamy, broad white, featuring fresh peach and melon notes woven together with lanolin and blanched almond details, backed by a solid acidity. Spice accents linger into the finish flanked by herb and mineral hints. Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Macabeu and Marsanne. Drink now through 2020. 4,000 cases imported.—G.S. $15 Our Price $12.95 (Arrives this afternoon)

Wine Spectator 92
2016 RIDGE Zinfandel Paso Robles...

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June 5th 2018 Newsletter

2017 L’AVENTURE ESTATE ROSE

37% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 26% Mourvedre, 26%, 7% Petit Verdot 100% Estate grown fruit from L’Aventure Vineyard. $35


2013 Joullian Carmel Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: Brilliant, very dark cherry-garnet color with a ruby rim. Perfumed, deep spicy black cherry, cassis, anise, white truffle and cedar nose. Rich cherry, black currant, and blackberry fruit is complexed by nuances of spicy anise, dark coffee and cocoa that finish with refreshing acidity an...

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June 1st 2018 Newsletter

2015 Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes : Rich vanilla aromas, framed by red fruit notes of plum, strawberry and cherry, fill the nose of this California Cabernet Sauvignon. Luscious Bing cherry, strawberry and raspberry flavors on the palate give way to hints of cigar box and toffee on the long, textured finish. $15 Our Price $11.75

Wine Spectator 95
ALTESINO Brunello di Montalcino 2013

An intense perfume of juniper, bay laurel, sage, rose and berries marks this silky red. The stru...

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May 30th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90
QUINTA DO CRASTO Douro 2015

This focused, full bodied red is rich and fruity with raspberry tart and ripe cherry fruit detailed with licorice snap and mineral elements. Full, integrated tannins frame the tangy, floral-tinged finish. Better than previously reviewed. Drink now through 2023. 33,333 cases made. –GS $20 Our Price $13.95

2016 Ryder Estate Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Our Ryder Estate Chardonnay is bright, focused and elegant with aromas of vanilla, orange blossom and r...

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May 25th 2018 Newsletter

24 Hour Special Price $145
2014 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Spectator Notes: Pure and rich, well-centered on melted black licorice, spice, cedar and dark berry flavors. Deep and complex, if short on finesse and grace, ending with musclebound tannins. Drink now through 2028. 25,964 cases made. – JL (Oct 31, 2017)

Special price available for 24 hours and limited to 60 bottles in stock. Please email stan@grapetray.com or call 559-226-6828

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May 22nd 2018 Newsletter

2014 Bogle Phantom

Winemaker Notes: Phantom, Bogle’s mysterious apparition of ripe berry and relentless spice, returns to haunt wine lovers. Full of concentration and intensity, this wine will tease, tantalize and linger long after the last sip is gone. Wild berries, black pepper are framed by the influence of oak aging with baking spices and a hint of toasty vanilla. 42% Petite Sirah, 34% Zinfandel, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. $20 Our Price $13.95

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May 18th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93
ARGIANO Brunello di Montalcino 2013

An elegant style, offering ripe cherry, plum, leather, almond and subtle chocolate flavors. Harmonious and long, with an aftertaste evoking cherry, iron and tobacco. Fine balance. Best from 2021 through 2033. 9,166 cases made. –BS $60 Our Price $47.99

2017 CHÂTEAU DU ROUET "TERES" ROSÉ

Producer Notes: Settled in the heart of Frejus, Provence, Les Teres’ beautiful vineyards are surrounded by forest and protected from the northern winds by the r...

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May 15th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90
2016 JEAN-CLAUDE BOISSET
Bourgogne Les Ursulines

A smoky version, offering black cherry, blackberry, earth and spice flavors to match the toasty oak. This is succulent and leaves spice and smoke notes on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 715 cases imported.—Bruce Sanderson $20 Our Price $15.99

2015 Iconoclast Russian River

Chardonnay $16.95 (A hand crafted wine made for the Four Seasons Hotel)

Antonio Galloni, Vinous 90 Points
2013 The Paring Red

The 2013 Red is bold and pungen...

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May 11th 2018 Newsletter

2016 McPrice Myers Right Hand Man Syrah

Winemaker Notes: Nose of lavender, blue fruit, blackberry and crème de cassis. Rich, round and layered. Berry cobbler, maple bacon and brown spice. Finishes with toasted oak and spice. Enjoy with your favorite food truck Korean BBQ tacos! $20 Our Price $ (Arrives 5/16/18)

Austerity Arroyo Seco Chardonnay 2016

Winemaker Notes: This creamy, layered Chardonnay features aromas of crème brulee, golden apples and toasted marshmallows. The palate reveals tropical...

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May 8th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90
CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Indian Wells 2015

Lively and focused, with expressive black cherry and bacon fat aromas and sleek blackberry and spice flavors that take on tannins toward the finish. Drink now through 2021. 210,000 cases made. –TF $18 Our Price $15.95

Wine Advocate 91+
2015 Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep garnet-purple in color, 2015 Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon is redolent of crème de cassis, licorice and dark chocolate with...

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May 4th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Advocate 91-93 Points
2015 Fourcas Dupré Listrac-Medoc Bordeaux

The 2015 Fourcas-Dupré offers plenty of blackberry and boysenberry fruit on the nose, a touch of brine here, a subtle marine influence that lends it complexity and personality. The palate is medium-bodied with a juicy opening, a mélange of red and black fruit, taut and quite linear with plenty of freshness and tension on the finish. This is a well-crafted Listrac that punches well above my expectations. $24 Our Price $17.95

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May 1st 2018 Newsletter

2014 LOUIS MARTINI Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley spends 18 months in a combination of 30% new and 70% used French and American barrels. It is another big boy at 15.4% natural alcohol. This wine, which was not yet in bottle, is fabulous, and there are 42,000 cases of it. One of the strongest efforts yet from the Martinis, this cuvée still sells at a modest $38.00 – a fair price for something this compelling. The wine has an opaque purple color, a beautiful nose o...

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April 26th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
DOW Tawny Port 10 Year Old NV

Solid, with hazelnut, fig, plum cake and dried cherry notes in lockstep from start to finish. A streak of hazelnut husk tilts to the drier side of the tawny spectrum, resulting in mouthwatering cut on the finish. Drink now. 3,200 cases imported.—J.M. $38 Our Price $28.95

Wine Spectator 89
OYSTER BAY Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2017

Tangy lime, grapefruit and dried apricot notes are juicy and intense, set on a mouthwatering, sleek finish. Drink now...

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April 24th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
SAINTAYME St.-Emilion 2015

The core of plum, cassis and blackberry paste flavors is still a bit compact, but there is juicy energy through the licorice- and toast-fueled finish and a lovely sense of polish overall. Long. Best from 2019 through 2027. 3,000 cases made. –JM Published Retail $20. Actual $25 Our Price $19.95

2015 Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon

Rich vanilla aromas, framed by red fruit notes of plum, strawberry, and cherry, fill the nose of this California Cabernet S...

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April 20th 2018 Newsletter

WOW-What a Deal!
Wine Advocate 88
2014 Ferraton Pere et Fils
Cotes du Rhone Samorens

Offering lots to love, the 2014 Côtes du Rhône Samorens has lots of pepper and dark berry fruit to go with a medium to full-bodied, rich, nicely textured and mouth-filling style on the palate. Drink it over the coming 3-4 years. $15 Our Price $5.99 (Arrives 4/24/18)

Wine Spectator 92
PIATTELLI Malbec Cafayate Valley
Grand Reserve 2013

Big, rich and pure-tasting, delivering generous flavors of blackberry, dark plu...

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April 17th 2018 Newsletter

Randy Smith-The Wine Write 92 Points
Bruce Patch 2014 Harris Kratka Zinfandel

This is a Zinfandel, Carignane, and Petite Sirah blend. Drank over 2 nights, no decant. Deep, rich black cherry aromas. Massive fruit on the palate, right from the get-go. Soft texture, nice finish. Delicious, decadent wine, and a terrific value. $35 Our Price $19.99 (Back in stock this afternoon)

2015 A. Rafanelli Dry Creek Zinfandel

Winemaker Notes: Bright cherry and wild berry framed by vanilla, spice and everything...

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April 13th 2018 Newsletter

James Suckling 91 Points
2015 Ca’ Rugate San Michele Soave Classico

A White with a phenolic texture that gives a light chewy sensation and lots of fruits. Medium to full body, tangy acidity and ripe fruit. Flavorful finish. $18 Our Price $5.99 (Limited to 24 bottles in stock)

Wine Advocate 92
2015 Chateau Pesquie Terasses Rouge Cotes du Ventoux

A smoking good 2015 that readers should snatch up is the 2015 Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses, which is 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah that’s aged in a c...

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April 10th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93

SEGHESIO Zinfandel Sonoma County
Sonoma 2016

Plump and loaded with rich, jammy fruit, this Zinfandel is a pleasure to drink. Bold accents of wild berry, spicy cinnamon and licorice glide dynamically toward plush tannins. Drink now through 2025.—T.F $26 Our Price $19.99

Another New 2017 Rose!
2017 LE PROVENÇAL CÔTES DE PROVENCE ROSÉ

Winemaker Notes: Inviting bouquet of red currants, strawberries and melon. At once delicate yet flavorful on the palate with a long, refreshing finis...

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April 6th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90

SANTA BARBARA WINERY Chardonnay
Santa Barbara County 2016

Offers rich white fruit and spice flavors, supported by bright acidity. Green apple, fig and ripe melon dominate on the palate, mixing with buttery accents and ending with hints of sage honey on the finish. Drink now through 2023. 11,500 cases made. –KM $18 Our Price $12.99

Wine Advocate 93
2013 Chateau Ste Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Ethos Reserve

One of the standouts in the lineup is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Ethos Re...

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April 4th 2018 Newsletter

2017 Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Rose

Winemaker Notes: This is a dry elegant style rosé with a beautiful light pale pink color. The fresh and lively wine offers bright aromas of watermelon, raspberry, and lemon with flavors of wild strawberry, citrus zest, hints of melon. It is soft and flavorful on the palate with a long crisp finish. This versatile and flavorful wine would be enjoyable on its own or with food. Try it with light pasta and rice dishes, grilled fish, and a wide array of cheese. Ble...

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March 30th, 2018 Newsletter

2017 Alpes De Haute Lavendette Provence Rose

Winemaker Notes: Pale pink color with an elegant nose reminiscent of fresh berries. This wine is supple and fresh on the palate, with good level of acidity.

This rose is produced from traditional regional grapes, including Syrah, a red grape variety, which gives the wine its structure, its color and its aromas of red berries, with a scent of violets. The vineyards of this winery are planted mainly on very dry slopes of Jean Giono in Provence. Viticultu...

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March 27th, 2018 Newsletter

Fostoria Savannah Decanter

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Wine Spectator 94
CHÂTEAU DOISY-VÉDRINES Barsac 2015, Half Bottles

Richer in style than the typical Barsac, with notes of almond cream and orange curd along with honeysuckle, white peach and toasted pineapple flavors. The long, unctuous finish lets the almond hint linger longest. Best from 2020 through 2040. 3,000 cases made. –JM $21.95/375ml (Arrives 3/30/18)

2017 Sorin Terra Amata Provence Ros...

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March 23rd, 2018 Newsletter

2017 Terra Nostra Rose Corsica

Winemaker Notes: Dress of a beautiful bright pink and tender. Slightly spicy nose (clove type) with hints of red berries (gooseberry). Mouth frank and lively, supple with grain and fruit. $14 Our Price $11.45

Wine Spectator 93

PATRICIA GREEN Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Old Vine 2015

Expressive and beautifully built, with raspberry and rose petal aromas and plush, structured flavors of cherry, spiced cinnamon and dark tea that build power. Shows a slight bite of tannins...

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March 20th, 2018 Newsletter

Free Wood Wine Boxes-Part II

Randy Smith-The Wine Write 92 Points
Bruce Patch 2014 Harris Kratka Zinfandel

This is a Zinfandel, Carignane, and Petite Sirah blend. Drank over 2 nights, no decant. Deep, rich black cherry aromas. Massive fruit on the palate, right from the get-go. Soft texture, nice finish. Delicious, decadent wine, and a terrific value. $35 Our Price $19.99 (Rombauer Zinfandel fans will love this wine)

Antonio Galloni, Vinous 93 pts
Shafer Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon One Poin...

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March 16th, 2018 Newsletter

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Wine Spectator 93
SEGHESIO Zinfandel Sonoma County Sonoma 2016

Plump and loaded with rich, jammy fruit, this Zinfandel is a pleasure to drink. Bold accents of wild berry, spicy cinnamon and licorice glide dynamically toward plush tannins. Drink now through 2025.—T.F $26 Our Price $19.99 (Arrives 3/20/18)

Wine Spectator 92
ROMBAUER Chardonnay Carneros 2016 Magnum

Rich and creamy, with seductive vanilla-scented oak that adds texture and nuance...

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March 13th, 2018 Newsletter

2016 Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay, 3 Liter

Winemaker Notes: Enticing aromas of vanilla, melon and mango are layered with apricot, creme brulee, butter and a slight minerality. Those scents are echoed as flavors on the creamy, rich palate, along with peach, pie crust and baking spices. The long, smooth finish is marked by mouthwatering acidity. $165/3L (Arrives 3/14/18) Limited

Wine Spectator 90
CHÂTEAU BELGRAVE Haut-Médoc 2009

Shows the ripeness of the vintage, featuring sleek linzer torte and plu...

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March 9th, 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93
PATRICIA GREEN Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Old Vine 2015

Expressive and beautifully built, with raspberry and rose petal aromas and plush, structured flavors of cherry, spiced cinnamon and dark tea that build power. Shows a slight bite of tannins toward the finish. Drink now through 2023. 1,055 cases made. –TF $42 Our Price $31.99

Wine Spectator 93
SEGHESIO Zinfandel Rockpile Rockpile 2015

Plump and polished but intensely structured, with floral wild berry and orange peel aromas and...

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March 6th, 2018 Newsletter

WOW-70% Off!
2014 Meridian Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of caramel and vanilla mingle pleasingly on the nose, with a hint of sweet oak. Tropical fruit flavors dominate on the palate - pineapple and green apple mingle seamlessly with hints of brown sugar and butterscotch. The influence of 100% malolactic fermentation lends a creamy, buttery component to the mouthfeel. $14 Our Price $4.25

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March 2nd, 2018 Newsletter

2014 Bon Anno Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: A deep ruby red, this seductive Cab shows classic Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of spice and sage followed by a mix of blueberries and blackberries with fresh raspberry notes. With a nice balance of acid and well integrated tannins, this wine is smooth, supple and sleek in the mouth: it is well balanced across the palate showcasing flavors of dark fruit, currants and hints of mineral and anise. $24 Our Price $21.99 (Outstanding Value!)

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February 27th, 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93
REICHSGRAF VON KESSELSTATT Riesling Spätlese Mosel Josephshöfer 2013

Juicy and rich, with a tangerine tang to the apple, ripe pear and dried apricot flavors. Offers hints of honey and plenty of savory notes that extend on the minerally finish. Drink now through 2038. 300 cases made. –KM $34 Our Price $25.99 (Arrives 2/28/18)

2013 Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: Intense aromas of cassis, black currants, blackberries and ripe cherries with a lovely flor...

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February 23rd, 2018 Newsletter

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Recycle your wine shipping containers
Bring your styrofoam or pulp shipping container in and receive a credit on your wine purchase or receive a Grape Tray gift card.

Wine Spectator 90
LE P'TIT PAYSAN Rosé Pierre's Pirouette Central Coast 2016

A charmer, with pretty watermelon aromas and lively strawberry and spice accents. Mourvèdre, Grenache and Cinsault. Drink now. 1,050 cases made.—T.F. $19 Liquidation Price $12.95 (Limited to stock on hand)

2015 Rombauer Zinfandel, Half Bottle

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February 20th, 2018 Newsletter

2015 Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Our Riva Ranch Single Vineyard Chardonnay is a beautifully rich, yet balanced California-style Chardonnay that represents what the Arroyo Seco appellation has to offer. In addition to classic Chardonnay flavors of apple and pear, Arroyo Seco fruit consistently provides aromas and flavors of tropical and stone fruits. 90% barrel fermented, this is a distinctly robust and full-bodied Chardonnay perfectly balanced with ample acidity and ripe fruit cha...

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February 16th, 2018 Newsletter

2015 Alto Moncayo Veraton Garnacha

Winemaker Notes: Made from vines between 30 and 50 years old, and aged in barrels for 16 months. It is a wine with an attractive collection of balsamic notes, of chocolate and black fruits, very warm on the palate and an extremely pleasant finish. $29 Our Price $23.95 (Arrives this afternoon)

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Wine Spectator 91
2016 NIK WEIS ST.-URBANS-HOF Riesling Qualitätswein Mosel From Old Vines

A pure, well-sculpte...

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February 14th, 2018 Newsletter

Presidents’ Day Holiday
We will be closed on Monday, 2/19/18

Wine Spectator 92
TWO HANDS Shiraz McLaren Vale Angels' Share 2016

Rich and fleshy, with ripe and round plum and cherry flavors, offering hints of cola, sage and green tea that linger on the finish. A fresh, juicy quality keeps everything in focus. Drink now through 2027. 16,000 cases made. –MW $29 Our Price $22.75

2013 Joullian Carmel Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: Brilliant, very dark cherry-garnet color with a ruby rim. P...

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February 9th, 2018 Newsletter

2015 La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: On the nose, red plum, tea leaves, and coffee bean. On the palate, red cherry, orange zest and classic Monterey minerality. A lingering finish of sweet spice. Try pairing with Italian sausage with peppers and onions, mushroom risotto, or anything with gruyere. A simple grilled chicken or fish is sublime with this wine. $18 Liquidation Price $12.95 (Limited to stock on hand)

Sommariva Prosecco Superiore di Conegliano-Valdobbiane Brut DOCG NV

Winem...

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February 6th, 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93
PATRICIA GREEN Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Old Vine 2015, Half Bottles

Expressive and beautifully built, with raspberry and rose petal aromas and plush, structured flavors of cherry, spiced cinnamon and dark tea that build power. Shows a slight bite of tannins toward the finish. Drink now through 2023. 1,055 cases made. –TF $25/375ml. Our Price $21.29/375ml (Arrives 2/7/18)



2016 Duckhorn Napa Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker Notes: Alluring aromas of lychee, pineapple cake, and nectarine...

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February 2nd, 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93
REGIS BOUVIER Marsannay Clos du Roy 2014

A taut, austere style, with a structure like a steel spring, waiting to release the cherry, currant and mineral flavors. Shows fine purity and elegance, presenting a long, juicy aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2035. 264 cases imported.-B.S $33 Our Price $29.99

Wine Spectator 90-93
SAINTAYME St.-Emilion 2015

Delivers a blast of dark plum, fig and boysenberry fruit pushed from behind by ganache and licorice notes, with a long finish. Not...

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January 30th 2018 Newsletter

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2015 Lewis Cellars Alec's Blend Napa

Winemaker Notes: Our 2015 Alec's Blend is a lot like the Honda XR500 that Alec takes to the trails of Lefthand Canyon in Boulder, CO - big, powerful, and lots of fun. Bursting with sappy black cherry, chocolaty oak spice and Madagascar vanilla, it's a dense and delicious blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Merlot, 11% Cab...

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January 26th 2018 Newsletter

WOW! Door Buster Price!
2016 Chateau St. Jean Crisp Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Our crisp Chardonnay represents the true fruit characteristics of Chardonnay without the influence of oak. Notes of bright lemon, fresh pear and apple blossom lead to a palate with flavors of nectarines and citrus. Natural acidity shines through the refreshing finish creating a wine that is perfect for sipping or versatile when pairing with food. $13 Our Price $4.95

James Suckling 93
Ruffino Toscana Modus 2014

A juicy...

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January 23rd 2018 Newsletter

In Stock!
2017 L’Aventure Willow Creek District Rose

Wine Enthusiast 90
2014 Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Columbia Valley Indian Wells

The aromas bring notes of milk chocolate, spice and red fruit, along with high-toned vanilla accents. The fruit and barrel flavors are plush and full, while still showing a lovely sense of balance. $18 Our Price $8.45 (Back in stock)

Wine Spectator 91
KENDALL-JACKSON Pinot Noir Vintner's Reserve 2014

Deftly balanced, this is slow to build nuance and complexity, un...

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January 19th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Enthusiast 92
2013 Neyers Conn Valley Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Black color shows a depth of extraction in this earthy, burly wine. It reveals layers of leather, cedar and tobacco most, with a billowy tannin structure providing a foundation for additional elements of meaty black fruit and graphite. $60 Our Price $31.95 (Limited to 12 bottles on hand)

Wine Spectator 90
GRAHAM Tawny Port 10 Year Old NV

This has a zesty, sweet floral aroma, with well-spiced flavors of apple tart, flan and cocoa p...

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January 16th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92

FORGE Riesling Finger Lakes Classique 2015

Weighty for a Riesling, with a rounded feel and layers of creamed yellow apple, white peach and persimmon flavors. Delivers energy and cut throughout, with lemon pith, citrus oil and chamomile accents filling in. Shows length and range through the finish. Drink now through 2021. 1,800 cases made. –JM $19 Our Price $16.69


2016 Hahn Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of bright red cherry, strawberry with hints of ea...

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January 12th 2018 Newsletter

PinotFile 95 Points
2015 Morgan Double L Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Vineyard Certified Organic since 2002 making it the first vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands to achieve both organic and sustainable certifications. Clones 777, 667, 115, 114 and Pommard 4. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. • Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Very special nose that attracts with aromas of plum, blueberry, blackberry, cardamom spice and floral blossom. A high-collared wine...

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January 9th 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 91
ROTH Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2015

Complex aromas of creamy oak, mocha, gravel and dark berry combine for a dense, rich and concentrated effort that's firmly tannic, with a seam of elegance. Drink now through 2030. 18,635 cases made.—James Laube $28 Our Price $22.25

Hot Buy! Wine Enthusiast 90
2014 Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Columbia Valley Indian Wells

The aromas bring notes of milk chocolate, spice and red fruit, along with high-toned vanilla accents. The fruit an...

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January 5th 2018 Newsletter

James Suckling 93
Ruffino Toscana Modus 2014

A juicy and fruity red with plenty of dried fruits and toasted oak. Vanilla. Full body and chewy tannins. Plenty of fruit. A big wine now. Needs a year or two to soften. Drink in 2019. $29 Our Price $22.95

Wine Spectator 90
BUENA VISTA Chardonnay Carneros 2015

An attractive style, reliant on spicy, toasty oak as well as a zesty core of melon, green apple and white peach, maintaining an elegant mouthfeel throughout. Drink now through 2021. 5,698 cases m...

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January 3rd 2018 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 91
KENDALL-JACKSON Chardonnay California Vintner's Reserve 2015

Plush, with loads of richness to the well-honed flavors of beeswax, baked pear and lemon tart. Minerally midpalate, with a fresh and zesty finish that finishes with pastry notes. Drink now through 2020. 100,000 cases made. –KM $17 Our Price $9.95

2015 Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: Rich vanilla aromas, framed by red fruit notes of plum, strawberry and cherry, fill the nose of this California Cabernet...

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December 29th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 94

DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD Châteauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard 2014

A fleshy and layered red, with gorgeous spice cake, melted licorice, singed alder and warm espresso notes leading the way for a core of steeped blueberry, raspberry and plum fruit. Everything pulls together, with velvet-coated grip extending the finish. Best from 2019 through 2029. 500 cases made. $78 Internet Price $60.99 (Grape Tray Insider Price $49/bottle. 7 bottles in stock)

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December 27th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93
GLORIA FERRER Brut Carneros Royal Cuvée Late Disgorged 2009

Deftly combines a steely crispness with rich luxuriousness, offering notes of fresh ginger, cinnamon brioche, Meyer lemon and Asian pear that unfold on the long finish. Drink now through 2018. 4,500 cases made. –TF $37 Our Price $24.99

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Sunday, 12/31 Closed
Monday, 1/1 Happy New...

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December 21st 2017 Newsletter


Holiday Hours

Friday, 12/22 10:30 AM-5:30 PM 
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Sunday, 12/24 Closed 
Monday, 12/25 Merry Christmas 
Tuesday, 12/26 Closed 
Wednesday, 12/27 10:30 AM-5:30 PM 



Wine Spectator 90 
SEGHESIO Zinfandel Sonoma County Sonoma 2015

This is loaded with zesty blackberry and raspberry fruit, offering a vibrant structure and appealing accents of toasted sage, white pepper and licorice. Drink now through 2027. 102,000 cases made. –TF. $26 Our Price $19.99 Grape Tray Insider Price $16...

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December 19th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 93
THE FOUR GRACES Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2015

Expressive and supple, with a complex core of lively tannins and acidity, plus accents of black cherry, cinnamon and spice that linger toward a minerally finish. Drink now through 2024.—T.F $32 Our Price $20.35

Wine Spectator 92
ERNIE ELS Cabernet Sauvignon Stellenbosch 2015

Fleshy and inviting, showing layers of cassis, raspberry and blackberry paste inlaid with anise, singed apple wood and mint notes. Nice charcoal frame on the...

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December 15th 2017 Newsletter

2015 Columbia Crest Grand Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: This bold style Cabernet Sauvignon displays great complexity and structure. There are aromas of dark berry fruits and plum on the nose with chocolate and vanilla on the palate. Blended with over 75% Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. $12 Our Price $6.25

2014 Newton Unfiltered Merlot

Winemaker Notes: Varietal Merlot characters of ripe plums, currants and blueberries dominate with wild berries an...

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December 12th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90

TABLAS CREEK Patelin de Tablas Paso Robles 2015

A spunky blend, with personality, offering a lively core of blackberry, licorice and smoky cracked pepper flavors. Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Counoise. Drink now through 2023. 5,000 cases made. –TF $25 Our Price $19.99

Antonio Galloni, Vinous 96 pts
Haut-Bailly 2014 Haut-Bailly Pessac Léognan Cru Classé De Graves, Bordeaux, Half Bottles

The 2014 Haut-Bailly has turned out beautifully. Dark, sumptuous and expressive, the 2014 ex...

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December 8th 2017 Newsletter

Clos des Papes Le Petit Vin d'Avril Rouge

Winemaker Notes: This wine shows a deep, rich purple robe in the glass with distinct aromas of wild berries, herbs and spices, bitter almond, cloves and star anise. Smooth on the palate and of fine structure. Bewitching to the finish. $25 Our Price $19.95 (Clos des Papes blends several vintages to create this delicious Rhone) Arrives this afternoon

James Suckling 93
Ruffino Toscana Modus 2014

A juicy and fruity red with plenty of dried fruits and toasted...

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December 5th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90
LAURENT-PERRIER Brut Champagne NV, Magnum

A harmonious Champagne, with a vibrant backbone of acidity and a well-knit mix of poached pear, lemon preserves, smoke and toast. Very accessible. Drink now through 2018. 22,000 cases imported. –AN $100/magnum. Our Price $74.99/magnum

Wine Spectator 93
ANTHEM Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard

2012 A classically styled Cabernet that's firm in structure and taut in focus and flavor, with a direct core of gravel...

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December 1st 2017 Newsletter

75 Wine Company Sum Red 2015

Winemaker Notes: The wine is ruby red in the glass. Aromas of strawberry preserve and black mission fig are complimented by a touch of thyme. Rich flavors of Bing cherry and black raspberry linger in the mouth for a long and luxurious finish. $25 Liquidation Price $16.99 (Limited to stock on hand)

Wine Spectator 90
BUENA VISTA Chardonnay Carneros 2015

An attractive style, reliant on spicy, toasty oak as well as a zesty core of melon, green apple and white peach, maint...

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November 28th 2017 Newsletter

Taste this wine for $1 on Saturday, 12/2/17

2012 Silver Oak Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: Our 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon artfully combines the classic elegance of the old world and the ripe fruit of California. It displays an opaque garnet color with a bouquet driven by fruity aromas of blackberry liqueur and hoisin sauce. It also offers the savory components of sage and molasses. These complex aromatics are complemented by sandalwood and nutmeg characteristics indicative of...

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November 25th 2017 Newsletter

Saturday, November 25th
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Wine Spectator 92
HENRI BILLIOT & FILS Brut Champagne Réserve NV

The firm acidity is lip-smacking up front but becomes juicier, framing spiced flavors of white cherry, spun honey, lemon curd and brioche. This is bright, expressive and balanced, with a fine mousse that caresses the palate like raw silk. Disgorged June 2015. Drink now through 2022. 150 cases imported. –AN $50 Our Price $42.39

2015 La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Flor...

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November 21st 2017 Newsletter

Free Opus One and Overture Wine Crates
(This is an in-store offer and the crates are available on a first come first served basis)


Holiday Hours
Wednesday, 11/22 10:30AM-5:30PM
Thursday, 11/23 Happy Thanksgiving
Friday, 11/24 Closed
Saturday, 11/25 10:30AM-4:00PM
Sunday, 11/26 Closed

Back in stock this afternoon
2017 Bouchard Aine & Fils Beaujolais Nouveau


2016 Hahn Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of bright red cherry, strawberry with hints of earth, spices, and toast...

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November 17th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Advocate 89
2016 Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Rouge

Even Saint Cosme's "lowly" 2016 Cotes du Rhone looked good on my recent visit. It's mostly Syrah, blended from vineyards in Vinsobres and the Gard, offering lovely floral and peppery aromas, dark fruits, medium to full body and a softly dusty finish. It should drink well for 6 years. $15 Our Price $12.99

We will be closed on Black Friday, 11/24/17 and re-open on Saturday, 11/25/17 10:30 AM - 4:00PM

Wine Spectator 90
LAFOND Chardon...

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November 14th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Advocate 95
2015 Martinelli • Zinfandel Lolita Ranch

At the higher end of the alcohol spectrum, these Martinelli Zinfandels are powerful wines for sure, but I hasten to add that they are beautifully balanced and in terms of flavor, tannin and complexity, they represent the pinnacles of ripeness in every sense. Medium garnet colored, the 2015 Zinfandel Lolita Ranch sports notes of baked black cherries, dark chocolate, Indian spices and potpourri with savory hints of grilled meat and yeast ex...

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November 10th 2017 Newsletter

Celebrate the Harvest! Arrives Thursday, 11/16/17!
2017 Bouchard Beaujolais Nouveau $8.99

Wine Spectator 91
LUCIENNE Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Smith Vineyard

2014 Rich and full-bodied, with a dense core of earthy blackberry, wild berry, currant, spice, loamy earth and cedary oak flavors. Drink now through 2025. 1,428 cases made. –JL $50 Our Price $29.95

Wine Advocate 90
2014 Elderton • Shiraz Cabernet E Series

Deep garnet-purple, the 2014 Shiraz Cabernet E Series is a blend of 90% Shiraz a...

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November 7th 2017 Newsletter

Free Issues of The Wine Spectator available (one per customer please)

Wine Spectator 90
CHÂTEAU LA PRADE Francs Côtes de Bordeaux 2010

Dark and ripe, with a lush edge to the plum sauce and dark fig notes that's held in check by a charcoal frame. Bitter orange and Campari hints flash through the finish, with a briary feel as well. Drink now through 2015. 1,666 cases made. –JM Release Price $17 Our Price $22.75 (Delicious)

Antonio Galloni, Vinous 94 pts
Tensley 2015 Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard

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November 3rd 2017 Newsletter

2016 Hahn Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of bright red cherry, strawberry with hints of earth, spices, and toasty oak. An explosion of red fruit including strawberry, cherry and raspberry welcome the palate finish with refined tannins and a soft mouthfeel. $25 Our Price $19.75 (Delicious!)

Wine Spectator 88
BODEGAS LA CANA Albariño Rias Baixas La Caña 2016

This round white offers juicy flavors of apricot and quince, with lemon-lime acidity and accents of honeysuckle and...

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October 31st 2017 Newsletter

2015 Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Our Riva Ranch Single Vineyard Chardonnay is a beautifully rich, yet balanced California-style Chardonnay that represents what the Arroyo Seco appellation has to offer. In addition to classic Chardonnay flavors of apple and pear, Arroyo Seco fruit consistently provides aromas and flavors of tropical and stone fruits. 90% barrel fermented, this is a distinctly robust and full-bodied Chardonnay perfectly balanced with ample acidity and ripe fruit cha...

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October 27th 2017 Newsletter

WOW-70% Off! 2013 Dynamite Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast

Winemaker Notes: This wine displays aromas of cedar, ripe currents, spice, and leather with a soft, silky finish and a lingering aftertaste. It is crafted to be enjoyable to drink as a young wine and will continue to improve in the bottle. Try it with bold flavored pastas or Sonoma duck or lamb. $20 Our Price $5.95

Wine Spectator 95
BEAUX FRÈRES Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge, Magnum

The Beaux Frères Vineyard 2015, Magnum Offers impressive presen...

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October 24th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90
CHÂTEAU LA PRADE Francs Côtes de Bordeaux 2010

Dark and ripe, with a lush edge to the plum sauce and dark fig notes that's held in check by a charcoal frame. Bitter orange and Campari hints flash through the finish, with a briary feel as well. Drink now through 2015. 1,666 cases made. –JM Release Price $17 Our Price $22.75

Wine Spectator 93
NEYERS Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Neyers Ranch - Conn Valley 2012, Magnum

This offers a harmonious mix of dense dark berry, mocha, licor...

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October 20th 2017 Newsletter

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Barefoot Bubbly Sparkling Pinot Grigio

Winemaker Notes: Enjoy the refreshing taste of our Pinot Grigio with a unique twist - bubbles! Barefoot Bubbly Pinot Grigio is one of the only Pinot Grigio sparkling wines from California. Light-bodied and refreshing, our Bubbly Pinot Grigio bubbles over with citrus flavors and orange blossom aromas. Barefoot Bubbly Pinot Grigio is fantastic alone or with grilled fish, artichoke dip and Greek salad. $10 (Liquidation Price $3.95...

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October 17th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 91
LANSON Brut Champagne Black Label NV

This creamy Champagne is bright and citrusy, offering an expressive and well-meshed mix of ripe blackberry, pastry dough and pickled ginger flavors. Racy finish. Disgorged October 2016. Drink now through 2021. 7,000 cases imported. –AN $45 Our Price $39.99

Wine Advocate 94
2013 Bootleg • Proprietary Red

The 2013 Proprietary Red from Bootleg is a major sleeper of not only the vintage, but in its entire concept. There are just over 8,000 cases...

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October 13th 2017 Newsletter

Bargain Basement Special! Schmitt Sohne Spatlese Riesling Blue

Winery Notes: Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany- This fully ripened Riesling has highly extracted fruit flavors of apricots and peaches coupled with enough acidity to give it a firm and juicy mouth feel. $10 Liquidation Price $1.95 (Limited to stock on hand)

Wine Spectator 90
STÉPHANE AVIRON Morgon Côte du Py Vieilles Vignes 2014

Floral and peach aromas line the ripe strawberry and cherry flavors in this concentrated, harmonious red. Backed b...

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October 10th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Advocate 93-95
2014 Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Napa, Magnum

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley spends 18 months in a combination of 30% new and 70% used French and American barrels. It is another big boy at 15.4% natural alcohol. This wine, which was not yet in bottle, is fabulous, and there are 42,000 cases of it. One of the strongest efforts yet from the Martinis, this cuvée still sells at a modest $38.00 – a fair price for something this compelling. The wine has an opaque purp...

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October 6th 2017 Newsletter

James Suckling 90 Points
CUNE Rioja Crianza 2014

A fresh and easy Rioja that shows plum and cherry character. Hints of cream. Mushroom, too. Medium body, low tannins and a crisp finish. Delicious now. $14 Our Price $9.75

2015 Rombauer Zinfandel, Half Bottles

Winemaker Notes: Our classic California Zinfandel is dark purple-ruby, with a bright crimson hue. On the nose, concentrated aromas of blackberry and raspberry meld with clove and spice. Lush flavors of blackberry, cherry, licorice and vanilla...

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October 3rd 2017 Newsletter

2016 Arkenstone Ambrose Rose

Winemaker Notes: Earthy, bright, bursting... Ambrosé reflects its California origins. Late-ripening Syrah kissed at the confluence of three Sonoma creeks, with a complement of complex Mourvèdre cooled by marine fogs rolling around Mount Diablo. A light touch in the cellar makes for rosé touched by light. Start with a gentle press, brief skin contact, & slow ferment. Stainless steel preserves natural acidity, while a bit of neutral French oak rounds out the mid-pa...

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September 29th 2017 Newsletter

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Wine Spectator 90
MER SOLEIL Chardonnay Monterey County Silver Unoaked 2014

A seductive style that captures effusively ripe peach and nectarine flavors. Features a juicy texture that's broad and layered. Despite using no oak, this leaves the impression of spicy, jazzy wood on the lingering finish. Drink now. 41,095 cases made. –JL $24 Liquidation Price $15.95 (Limited to stock on hand)

Wine Advocate 90
2013 MacPhail Sonoma Coast MARDIKIAN ESTATE PINOT NOIR

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September 26th 2017 Newsletter

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54% OFF-WOW! 2013 Congress Springs Monterey Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes from Melissa Robles, Winemaker: This Monterey Pinot Noir has flavors of black cherry, plum, and raspberry, with a silky finish. Suggested Food Pairings: Pairs well with lamb, pork, cheese, and poultry. $16 Our Price $7.35

Wine Spectator 88
MOHUA Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016

Mouthwatering grapefruit, lemon and green apple flavors are vivid and intense, with a hint of dried mango on the fin...

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September 22nd 2017 Newsletter

2014 Ferrari Carano Merlot

Winemaker Notes: Select lots of grapes are chosen from their vineyards in Sonoma County to create this beautifully-balanced and medium-bodied Merlot. This is a velvety wine with a complex nose of plum, chocolate spice, dark berries, coffee, caramel and cedar. A fleshy mouthfeel is followed by flavors of bright, upfront, red fruit, a structured mid-palate and a firm backbone of ripe tannins. This wine has impressive length and a lasting, elegant finish. $22 Liquidation...

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September 19th 2017 Newsletter

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Holds approximately 200 bottles, premium redwood racking, glass doors, Baldwin lock set and light. Purchased new for $5000, one owner, excellent condition and used inside the home. Dimensions: 90"H x 51"W x 22"D. Needs new cooling unit. Price $1200/obo. Contact: Judy 559-288-4322

2016 Imagery Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: This Cabernet Sauvignon is a soft, smooth wine with well integrated oak. Flavors of dark fruit, black cherry, clove and cinnamon are met...

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September 15th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 91
HAHN Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands SLH 2015

Vibrant and rich-tasting, offering a complex array of fig, quince, pear and ripe citrus flavors. Well-structured, with notes of lemon meringue on the plush, focused finish. Drink now through 2022.—K.M. $20 Our Price $15.39

Wine Advocate 89 – 91
2016 Domaine de Bila Haut Côtes de Roussillon Villages les Vignes de Bila Haut

An inky colored effort, the 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Les Vignes de Bila Haut offers a beautiful freshne...

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September 12th 2017 Newsletter

2014 Pahlmeyer Jayson Red

Winemaker Notes: The intensity of this wine is first revealed by its garnet core, then from concentrated aromas of dark black cherry and coffee, nicely lifted by notes of candied red fruits, sarsaparilla and a hint of leather. Upon entry, the showy, plush Merlot and floral, fleshy Malbec leap forward, followed by more subtle dried grass and teaflavors from the Cabernet Franc, immediately balanced by the grip of savory old vine Cabernet Sauvignon and brooding Petit Verdo...

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September 8th 2017 Newsletter

2015 Columbia Crest Grand Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 

Winemaker Notes: This bold style Cabernet Sauvignon displays great complexity and structure. There are aromas of dark berry fruits and plum on the nose with chocolate and vanilla on the palate. Blended with over 75% Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. $12 Our Price $6.25

Wine Spectator 93
2015 Bedrock CA Old Vine Zinfandel

Rich and supple, this is an explosion of pure, decadent fruit. Floral huckleberry and Chi...

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September 5th 2017 Newsletter

2015 Famille Hugel Gentil Alsace

Winemaker Notes: A kaleidoscope of grapiness, produced exclusively from hand harvested grapes in predominantly clay and limestone vineyards, from a dozen of the most favored localities in and around Riquewihr. Gentil "Hugel" allies the suave, spicy flavor of Gewurztraminer, the body of Pinot Gris, the finesse of Riesling, the grapiness of Muscat and the refreshing character of both Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner. $15 Our Price $10.95 (Arrives 9/6/17)

Wine Spectator 90
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September 1st 2017 Newsletter

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2016 Ghost Block MorgaenLee Yountville Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker Notes: This bright, tempting, and silky sur lie aged Sauvignon Blanc boasts aromatics of ripe stone fruits, mainly white peach and yellow melon. The wine has lively acidity of yellow fruits and hints of peach. This single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc exhibits classic Napa Valley flavors, with a crisp and complex long –lasting, refreshing finish...

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August 29th 2017 Newsletter

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Wine Spectator 91
ST.-COSME Côtes du Rhône White 2015

Juicy, with good weight to the core of heather, peach, nectarine and tangerine notes, laced with piecrust and almond details. Stays fresh and racy through the finish, revealing a buried quinine accent. Drink now. 2,500 cases made. –JM $22 Our Price $18.99

Wine Enthusiast 92
2015 Tenshen Red

A project by Joey Tensley and Alex Guarachi, this is a whopper of a wine for the price tag. Black che...

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August 25th 2017 Newsletter

2014 Bogle Phantom

Winemaker Notes: Phantom, Bogle’s mysterious apparition of ripe berry and relentless spice, returns to haunt wine lovers. Full of concentration and intensity, this wine will tease, tantalize and linger long after the last sip is gone. Wild berries, black pepper are framed by the influence of oak aging with baking spices and a hint of toasty vanilla. 42% Petite Sirah, 34% Zinfandel, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. $20 Our Price $13.95

Quady Vya Extra Dry Vermouth

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August 22nd 2017 Newsletter

James Suckling 93 Points
2015 Ritual 15 Chardonnay

A bright and stoney chardonnay with clarity and beauty. Full body, bright and tangy acidity with lime and green pineapple character. Vertical tension to this. Long and flavorful finish. Drink now. Screw cap. $20 Liquidation Price $9.99 (Limited to stock on hand)

Antonio Galloni, Vinous 96 pts
Haut-Bailly 2014 Haut-Bailly Pessac Léognan Cru Classé De Graves, Bordeaux, Half Bottles

The 2014 Haut-Bailly has turned out beautifully. Dark, sumptuous an...

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August 18th 2017 Newsletter

A real TWO BUCK Chuck!
2012 Hardy's William Hardy Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Lifted ripe stone fruit characters of white peach and nectarine with toasty oak hint adding complexity. A well balanced wine with plenty of stone fruit and lively citrus characters giving great flavor and a pleasant lingering finish. Seamlessly integrated vanillin oak gives complexity, while a tight acid structure provides backbone that enhances flavor depth and length. $15 Our Price $2.00

Wine Advocate 91-93
2015 Domai...

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August 15th 2017 Newsletter

73% OFF-WOW!
2014 Chateau St. Jean Bijou Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: French for "Jewel", Bijou is a vivacious, crisp Chardonnay driven by a core of fruit-forward flavor: peach, pineapple and passion fruit hold center stage with just a light touch of French oak. We select perfectly ripe fruit from vineyards throughout California to craft this food-friendly wine. $15 Our Price $3.99 (Arrives 8/16/17)

Wine Spectator 91
REX HILL Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014, Half Bottles

Sleek and well-knit, wit...

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August 11th 2017 Newsletter

54% OFF-WOW!

2013 Congress Springs Monterey Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes from Melissa Robles, Winemaker: This Monterey Pinot Noir has flavors of black cherry, plum, and raspberry, with a silky finish. Suggested Food Pairings: Pairs well with lamb, pork, cheese, and poultry. $16 Our Price $7.35 (Great Value!)

Wine Spectator 90
MARCHESI DE' FRESCOBALDI Vermentino Toscana Ammiraglia Massovivo 2016

This is round, evoking white peach, melon and straw flavors, with a hint of grapefruit. Beautifully balance...

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August 8th 2017 Newsletter

2015 Dracaena Paso Robles Cabernet Franc

Winemaker Notes: This 100% Cabernet Franc pours deep ruby in color with red currant, tobacco, and hints of earth fragrances dominating the aromatics. The vibrant bouquet opens to a parade of flavors including plum, dark chocolate, black cherry and an exquisite black licorice that will heighten your taste buds. The hint of oak spice and fresh herbs carry the soft, well structured, full-bodied finish as it continues to linger on your tongue for what seems l...

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August 4th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 91
SAINTAYME St.-Emilion 2014

This sports a slightly exotic core of raspberry and blackberry fruit, backed by a roasted apple wood note and a jolt of licorice on the finish, imparting up-front appeal and a bit of mid-term aging capacity. Drink now through 2024. 2,000 cases made. JM Liquidation Price $15.95 (Limited to stock on hand)

Wine Spectator 93
HENRIOT Brut Rosé Champagne NV

A beautiful range of aromatic spices accents the white raspberry, pastry and pink grapefruit notes in...

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August 1st 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
Andrew Januik Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain Stone Cairn 2013

Supple, generous and expressive, with blueberry, currant, black tea and spice flavors that come together against nubby tannins as the finish extends impressively. Best from 2018 through 2023.-H.S 585 cases made. $40 Liquidation Price $27.95 (Limited to stock on hand)

2016 Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay, 3 Liter

Winemaker Notes: Enticing aromas of vanilla, melon and mango are layered with apricot, creme brulee, butter a...

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July 28th 2017 Newsletter

Decanter Wine Journal 95pts
2015 Long Meadow Ranch Anderson Valley Chardonnay

Exotic and vibrant tropical fruit nose. Superbly zesty and vigorous attack with lots of drive, tension and minerality. Flavors of praline, vanilla pastry cream, pear and light citrus. Admirable energy and length. $40 Our Price $33.99

Château Jean-Pierre Gaussen Bandol Rosé 2016

Producer Notes: 1/3 Cinsault, 1/3 Grenache and 1/3 Mourvèdre Hand Picked in Mid September Cinsault and Grenache are direct pressing, Mourvèdre i...

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July 25th 2017 Newsletter

James Suckling 93 Points
2015 Ritual 15 Chardonnay

A bright and stoney chardonnay with clarity and beauty. Full body, bright and tangy acidity with lime and green pineapple character. Vertical tension to this. Long and flavorful finish. Drink now. Screw cap. $20 Our Price $11.99

Wine Advocate 92
2015 Domaine de la Mordoree Tavel la Dame Rousse

Flat out gorgeous, with layers of framboise, Bing cherry, strawberries and flowers, the 2015 Tavel la Dame Rousse is medium-bodied, silky and elegant on th...

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July 21st 2017 Newsletter

2013 Maréchal Paso Robles Primitivo

Winemaker Notes: Velvety rich in color and in flavor. Raspberry & cherry aroma, ripe fruit, earthiness & spice with smooth vanilla finish. $22 Our Price $16.99

Wine Spectator 92 
2015 CARLISLE Petite Sirah Napa Valley Palisades Vineyard

Deeply structured and packing some muscle, but wrapped in a rich and supple texture, offering wild berry, cracked pepper and orange zest flavors. Drink now through 2024.—T.F. 584 cases made. $50

Wine Spectator 90 
CLOUDY BAY Sauv...

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July 18th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
LEMELSON Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Thea's Selection 2014

Polished, expressive and deftly balanced, this is generous with its baby powder-accented cherry, lingonberry and floral flavors. Remains open and inviting through the long finish. Drink now through 2022. 9,950 cases made. –HS $30 Our Price $25.99 (Back in stock)

Wine Spectator 94
LOUIS CHÈZE St.-Joseph White Ro-Rée 2015

This glistens with creamed pear, yellow apple and white peach flavors, while light honeysuckle and ch...

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July 14th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90
LE P'TIT PAYSAN Rosé Pierre's Pirouette Central Coast 2016

A charmer, with pretty watermelon aromas and lively strawberry and spice accents. Mourvèdre, Grenache and Cinsault. Drink now. 1,050 cases made.—T.F. $19 Our Price $15.39


Wine Spectator 90
MARCHESI DE' FRESCOBALDI Vermentino Toscana Ammiraglia Massovivo 2016

This is round, evoking white peach, melon and straw flavors, with a hint of grapefruit. Beautifully balanced, fresh and easy to cozy up to. A light mineral accent g...

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July 11th 2017 Newsletter

2014 Pine Ridge Dijon Clone Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Gleaming radiant gold, our 2014 Dijon Clones Chardonnay sings from the glass with enticing aromas of lemon peel, fresh white flowers and citrus blossom, interlaced with subtle notes of lemon tart, ground nutmeg and honeyed graham cracker. The wine exhibits a rounded mouthfeel with refreshing acidity, opening with bright flavors of pineapple juice, sweet candied lemon and creamy lemon curd, leading into hints of white nectarine, yellow pear...

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July 7th 2017 Newsletter

ROAR 2015 Santa Lucia Highlands
Pinot Noir, Half Bottles

Winemaker Notes: Drawing on aspects of all of our vineyards, our 2015 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir is a wonderful expression of what the region has to offer. Dark fruit, leather, and toasted oak with light overtones of honey evolve into blackberry, cola and cherry, opening to include chocolate shavings and floral accents. A woody, almost evergreen, perfume enriches the lower-tone fruit through a long, dense, meaty finish full of tobacc...

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July 5th 2017 Newsletter

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Wine Advocate 91
2013 Marchesi de' Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Riserva Nipozzano

The 2013 Chianti Rufina Riserva Nipozzano is a soft and supple red wine that proudly displays its winemaking pedigree. There are no rough edges here. Instead, this wine offers a seamless link of red cherry, spice and toasted nut aromas. The mouthfeel is on the lean side, but the wine is immediately approachable and easy to pair with any kind of grilled meat dish. $24 Our Price $15.99

2015 Rombauer Carnero...

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June 29th 2017 Newsletter

94 Points Best of Monterey Toast of The Coast Wine Competition
2014 Cru Montage Monterey Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Pale Golden color. Aromas of white peach, nectarine and lime. Fruity yet full body and an elegant crème Anglaise, melon and Meyer’s lemon finish. 100% Chardonnay $20 Our Price $15.75

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Wine Spectator 94
JUSTIN Justification Paso Robles 2014

Smooth-textured, graceful and refined, with a tenderness to the texture a...

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June 27th 2017 Newsletter

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Vinous 93 pts
Le Salette 2013 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Fumane, Veneto

Very deep ruby. Spiced strawberry, violet and peony aromas are complicated by hints of candied violet and cinnamon. Then juicy, bright and dense with sneaky concentration and density to the very suave red cherry and sweet spice flavors. Finishes very long, a...

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June 23rd 2017 Newsletter

WOW 53% Off! Wine Spectator 91

KUNDE ESTATE Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma Valley Magnolia Lane

2015 Perfectly ripe peach, mango and melon flavors are intense and fleshy, with bright acidity and floral and honey details that linger. Drink now. 8,900 cases made.-M.W. $17 Liquidation Price $7.99 (Limited to stock on hand)

2013 Stewart Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: An opaque deep garnet color rimmed with bright purple. Rich aromatics of vanilla, blackberry, and tobacco entice while the full-bodie...

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June 20th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Advocate 91
2013 Bookwalter Protagonist Cabernet Sauvignon

Another outstanding wine is the 2013 Protagonist (100% Cabernet Sauvignon) which spent 18 months in 50% new puncheons. It has a full-bodied, fresh, yet beautifully textured style to go with classic Cabernet notes of cassis, graphite, tobacco leaf and a kiss of bouquet garni. Like most of 2013s from Bookwalter, it’s relatively forward and charming, yet I suspect it will still evolve gracefully for at least a decade. Note, this cuvee...

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June 16th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
CHÂTEAU D’EPIRÉ Savennières Cuvée Spéciale

2014 Has a hint of maturity, with light almond and salted butter notes framing the core of creamed yellow apple, quince and pear flavors. A twinge of mirabelle plum on the finish lends lift and contrast. There’s plenty of life here for more cellaring. Drink now through 2027.—J.M. 383 cases imported $30 Our Price $24.99

Wine Spectator 90
ROEDERER ESTATE Brut Rosé Anderson Valley NV

A delicate and floral pink, with rose petal and strawber...

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June 13th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
Andrew Januik Cabernet Sauvignon Red Mountain Stone Cairn 2013

Supple, generous and expressive, with blueberry, currant, black tea and spice flavors that come together against nubby tannins as the finish extends impressively. Best from 2018 through 2023.-H.S 585 cases made. $40 Our Price $34.99

Wine Spectator 91
TAIT The Ball Buster Barossa Valley 2014

Bold, with dense notes of dark chocolate-covered coffee bean, plum paste, wild blackberry, cigar box and date bread. Expressive...

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June 9th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90
MOHUA Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2015

All the pieces fall into place, with lime, mango and green apple flavors that are bright and juicy, revealing a touch of pineapple on the vivid, bright finish. Drink now. 47,000 cases imported. –MW $14 Our Price $8.49 (Arrives 6/13/17)

Antonio Galloni, Vinous 90 pts
2014 Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is plump and juicy, not to mention a terrific introduction to the vintage. Succulent d...

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June 6th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
MATANZAS CREEK Chardonnay Sonoma County 2015

Creamy vanilla and smoky, oaky flavors shade the mix of pear, fig, apricot and melon notes, making for a complex, layered effort that's deep and persistent. Drink now through 2022. 8,987 cases made.—J.L. $26 Our Price $20.35 (Arrives this afternoon)

ROAR 2015 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir, Half Bottles

Winemaker Notes: Drawing on aspects of all of our vineyards, our 2015 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir is a wonderful expression of...

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June 2nd 2017 Newsletter

Wine Enthusiast 89 Points
2014 Bogle Old Vine Zin

Lively fruit flavors and great balance make this wine easy to appreciate and a versatile pairing with food. Fresh cherry and raspberry aromas meet rich flavors on a smooth texture that has just enough light tannins for a little grip. $12 Liquidation Price $6.99 (Limited to stock on hand)

2013 Titus Family Andronicus Red

Winemaker Notes: A berry basket of aromas immediately greet your nose with blackberry, ripe strawberry and raspberry, while remin...

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May 30th 2017 Newsletter

2015 Zenato Pinot Grigio

Winemaker Notes: Lemon-green in color, aromas of Key limes and white peaches complement undertones of green apples and grains of paradise. On the palate, it is smooth and refreshing with a long, pleasant finish. $15 Our Price $9.39

Wine Spectator 91
KENDALL-JACKSON Pinot Noir Vintner's Reserve 2014

Deftly balanced, this is slow to build nuance and complexity, unfolding to reveal tiers of spicy raspberry, black cherry and wilted rose. Though medium-weight, the flavors build...

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May 26th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 94
LANCASTER Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2014

Big and rich, with firm, structured tannins that are powerful and edgy, framing the core of blackberry, black cherry, plum and espresso flavors. An impressive effort. Best from 2019 through 2029.—J.L $75 Our Price $59.95

Wine Spectator 93
TABLAS CREEK Patelin de Tablas Blanc Paso Robles 2015

This vibrant and mouthwatering white shows green apple, Meyer lemon and dried pineapple favors that are fresh and juicy. Lemon verbena and...

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May 23rd 2017 Newsletter

Memorial Day Holiday

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Wine Spectator 91 

LOUIS M. MARTINI Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013

A wholesome expression of earth- and graphite-driven Cabernet, commingling with road tar, roasted herb and dark berry flavors. Crushed rock minerality enlivens the finish. Drink now through 2024. 51,000 cases made. –JL $38 Liquidation Price $24.99 (Limited to stock on hand)

2012 Stonestreet Alexander Valley Chardonnay

Winery Notes: Produced from eight superb mountain sit...

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May 19th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 91
CHÂTEAU BARDE-HAUT St.-Emilion 2014, 375ml

Solid, with dark currant, fig and blackberry compote flavors that meld with dark tobacco and roasted alder notes. Maintains a fleshy edge through the finish without sacrificing energy. Best from 2018 through 2028. 4,500 cases made. –JM $28 Our Price $19.99/375ml

2015 Kendall Jackson Vintner's Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker Notes: Luscious honeysuckle, ripe pear and fresh lemongrass intertwine in this medium-bodied Vintner's Reserve S...

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May 16th 2017 Newsletter

2015 Lloyd Carneros Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: We are excited to release our new 2015 Carneros Chardonnay. Sourced from the Home and Green Acres Blocks from Sangiacomo Vineyard, as well as a small amount fruit from the Truchard Vineyard, this is a fantastic expression of California Chardonnay. Picked at the peak of ripeness, this Chardonnay is then barrel fermented and left on the lees until we get ready to bottle. Flavors of tropical fruits, pear and apple are supported by rich notes of vanill...

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May 5th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 90
SEGHESIO Zinfandel Sonoma County Sonoma 2015

This is loaded with zesty blackberry and raspberry fruit, offering a vibrant structure and appealing accents of toasted sage, white pepper and licorice. Drink now through 2027. 102,000 cases made. –TF $26 Our Price $18.99 Grape Tray email subscribers receive a $2 instant rebate for a net bottle price of $16.99 (Limited to stock on hand)


California Wine Advisors 94 Points
Apriori Cabernet Blend Napa Valley 2014

A stunning value from a...

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April 28th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 96
Château Coutet Barsac 2014, 375ml

This shows the vivid, racy side of Barsac, with streaming flavors of pineapple, yellow apple, green plum and white ginger, displaying lovely energy from start to finish. Ends with enough honeysuckle and orange blossom notes to balance the richness. Best from 2020 through 2035.-J.M 4,000 cases made $36. Half bottles $24.99


Wine Advocate 91
2012 Priest Ranch Petite Sirah Somerston Vineyards

The 2012 Petite Sirah, which is aged in larger puncheons...

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May 12th 2017 Newsletter

In Stock!
Wine Spectator 93
2015 Bedrock CA Old Vine Zinfandel

Rich and supple, this is an explosion of pure, decadent fruit. Floral huckleberry and Chinese five-spice powder aromas open to layered blackberry, dark chocolate and licorice flavors that linger. Drink now through 2026. $25


Antonio Galloni, Vinous 92 pts
Capbern 2014 Capbern Saint Estèphe, Bordeaux

The 2014 Capbern is bold, ripe and quite juicy. Although not especially subtle, the 2014 possesses striking aromatic nuance, power and int...

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April 25th 2017 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
BOLLINGER Brut Champagne Special Cuvée NV

Vibrant and well-knit, this layers a refined texture and mouthwatering acidity with a rich profile of dried white cherry, raw almond, mandarin orange peel and smoke-tinged minerality. Finely knit and focused, presenting a creamy, spiced finish. Drink now through 2020. 11,000 cases imported. –AN $79 Special Price $45.95 (Limited to stock on hand and valid through 4/29/17)

 

Wine Advocate 92
2015 Domaine de la Mordoree
Tavel la Dame Rousse

Fl...

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May 2nd 2017 Newsletter

2015 Killian Russian River Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Attractive, light gold color with an open star jasmine, citrus blossom nose above red apple, stone fruit and hints of smoky oak. Flavors are reminiscent of fresh apple and pear, and are framed in a richly bodied mouthfeel that finishes with balanced acidity and just a hint of fruit sweetness. This will be one of the best aging of the Killian Chardonnays and should be optimally balanced about a year after release. $26 Our Price $24.99 Delicio...

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May 9th 2017 Newsletter

2016 Ser Rosé Of Cabernet Franc

Winemaker Notes: Subtle aromas of blood orange and strawberry. Focused palate, dry with bright natural acidity. Pomegranate, redcurrant and a hint of citrus rind on the palate. $22 Our Price $16.99 (Arrives 5/10/17)


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KUNDE ESTATE Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma Valley Magnolia Lane 2015

Perfectly ripe peach, mango and melon flavors are intense and fleshy, with bright acidity and floral and honey details that linger. Drink now. 8,900 cases mad...

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