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

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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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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 mad…


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