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
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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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