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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)

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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 juiciness and refreshment, finishing with a dash of grapefruit zest. Drink now. 32,000 cases imported.—M.W. $14 Our Price $10.95

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. 10,000 cases imported. –MW $16 Liquidation Price $7.95 (Limited to stock on hand)

Wine Advocate 92
2015 Foxen Vineyard Santa Maria Pinot Noir

Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir is scented of violets, cinnamon stick and Ceylon tea over a core of red cherries and raspberries, plus a hint of dried Provence herbs. The light to medium-bodied palate offers up a fantastic intensity of perfumed red berries supported by soft, silky tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with a lovely herbal lift. $36 Our Price $30.45

Wine Enthusiast 93 Points
2015 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Renegade

The price-to-flavor ratio on this bottling is astounding, as this blend of 55% Syrah, 27% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah and 5% Petite Verdot offers all that Paso power at half the price. Intense black currant, blackberry pie, beef jerky and caramel aromas lead onto a palate full of chalky tannins and balanced acidity. The roasted blackberry flavors would pair perfectly with a beef stew. $20 Our Price $15.95

2017 Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Gris de Gris Rosé Corbieres, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

This rose shows a crystalline salmon color with amethyst tints. It gives off aromas of raspberry, cherry, and freshly picked strawberries, followed by exotic aromas of pineapple and mango. On the palate, there is a direct and considerable freshness -- the density and richness of the fruit mingle with superb acidity. Stunningly balanced. 50% Grenache Gris, 20% Grenache Noir, 20% Carignan, 5% Cinsault and 5% Mourvèdre $16 Our Price $12.39

2016 Copain Tous Ensemble
 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Light golden yellow color. Floral aromatics of honeysuckle, jasmine, white blossom, pineapple mint; Meyer lemon, verbena, mandarin and tangerine, pink lady apple. Simple, pleasing texture in mouth, with lively acid thathits up front and is followed behind by fuji apple and asian pear flavors. $28 Our Price $24.99

Antonio Galloni, Vinous 93 pts
2014 Ramey Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is just as appealing today as it was last year. Supple, open-knit and expressive, the 2014 will drink well with minimal cellaring. Floral and savory notes add an attractive upper register in this mid-weight, juicy 2014. Bright red stone fruit, plum and savory notes abound on the finish. This is a gorgeous Napa Valley Cabernet from David Ramey that shows just how appealing 2014 can be. $60 Our Price $49.95 (Arrives 5/29/18)

Wine Spectator 93
Trocken Kamptal 2016

Peach and grapefruit flavors hold court in this focused white, picking up accents of floral, apple and mineral. Intense and long, with a vibrant aftertaste echoing the complex flavors. Silky texture. Drink now through 2025. 650 cases imported. $20 Our Price $15.99

Wine Advocate 92+
2015 O'Shaughnessy Napa
 Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has an enticing earthy/meaty/savory nose with a baked plums and crème de cassis core over chargrill and garrigue hints plus a waft of tapenade. The full-bodied palate is relatively restrained and earthy in nature, featuring muscular fruit and firm, chewy tannins, finishing on a lingering mineral note. $80 Our Price $74.99

2016 Lloyd Carneros Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Lloyd Cellars 2016 Carneros Chardonnay is the newest vintage of our most popular wine. Sourced from the Kiser, Home and Green Acres Blocks from Sangiacomo Vineyard, as well as a small amount of fruit from the Truchard Vineyard, this is a fantastic expression of big, rich California Chardonnay. Picked at the peak of ripeness, our Chardonnay is barrel fermented and aged for 10 months in American oak. Left on the lees right until bottling. Flavors of tropical fruits, pear and apple are supported by rich notes of vanillin, leading into a powerful and succulent finish. Cheers and enjoy! $40 Our Price $35.99

Wine Spectator 93
Russian River Valley Old Vine 2016

Opens with rich, supple fruit that quickly takes on power and depth, offering raspberry, lavender and rosemary notes, with white pepper accents. Drink now through 2025.—T.F $40 Our Price $32.99

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. Viticulture is very respectful of the environment and the wines benefit from modern winemaking technology. Wine production in the Alpes de Haute Provence takes place between Durance to Verdon where grows lavanders. Blend 15% Cinsault, 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah. $10 Our Price $8.45 (Back in stock)

Wine Advocate 94
2015 Domaine de Bila Haut Côtes de Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem

One of the more polished, sexy examples of the cuvee, the 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem checks in as a blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and the balance Carignan and Mourvèdre, aged all in concrete tanks. It boasts killer notes of black raspberries, cassis, pepper and licorice, with just a hint of chocolate appearing with time in the glass. This medium to full-bodied, layered and beautifully textured red is an incredible value and will be impossible to resist over the coming 4-5 years, and I’m sure it will keep even longer. $30 Our Price $24.95

Wine Spectator 98
ALTESINO Brunello di Montalcino
Riserva 2012

This delivers intense balsamic notes of juniper, wild rosemary and sage, along with rose, cherry and berry aromas and flavors. Elegant and saturated with flavor, supported by a vibrant structure. Ends with energy and refined tannins. Best from 2022 through 2040. 750 cases made. –BS $150 Our Price $114.99

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