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 spiced flavors of peach cobbler and pear tart that are open-textured. Very custardy on the viscous finish, featuring loads of cream, pineapple and glazed ginger notes. Drink now through 2022. 45 cases imported. –KM $30 Our Price $15.99

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

2017 Lewis Napa Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker Notes: Like the Florida Keys our 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is a string of tropical island delights filled with ripe guava, citrus and sandalwood spice. Fleshy yet focused with limoncello, key lime pie and a trace of toasty oak, the wine has an athletic nature with notes of mineral and mango rind framing the finish. $38 Our Price $33.99

Wine Advocate 93
2015 Hall Winery Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, Half Bottles

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon offers an earthy/savory nose with notes of fertile loam, tree bark and smoked meat over a cassis and black cherry core with touches of roses and menthol. The full-bodied palate delivers great expression and plenty of character, supported by chewy tannins and finishing on a savory note. $35/375ml. Our Price $28.65/375ml

2016 Luli Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Fresh aromatics and a focused mouthfeel. Weather conditions and stressed vines allowed for harvesting of lower brix, which in turn provides a vibrant, uplifting quality. Floral aromas are matched with undertones of blood orange and stone fruit. A juicy, slightly weighted mid-palate from the neutral oak barrels transitions seamlessly to minerality and mouthwatering acidity. $20 Our Price $17.99

76% Discount!
2013 Ravenswood Pickberry Sonoma Red

Winemaker Notes: Located on the north side of Sonoma Mountain, the Pickberry Vineyard has a trellising system that spreads out the crop and keeps the clusters small. The grapes, grown in shallow rugged soil, have enormous intensity, complexity, and concentration. The 2013 Pickberry displays aromas of cherry, plum and currant, cigar box and leather. A wonderfully balanced wine with a lingering finish. 39% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot. $ 50 Our Price $11.95 (We have one case left)


2017 Lloyd Carneros Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Picked at the peak of ripeness, this 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. $39 Our Price $35.99

Wine Spectator 93
RED STITCH Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley 2014

Openly complex and charming, from the initial burst of zesty black cherry and raspberry flavors to the shades of loamy earth, gravel and cedar. Never loses sight of the fruit purity. Drink now through 2030. 250 cases made. –JL $105

Wine Spectator 92
ORNELLAIA Toscana Le Volte 2016

Black currant, blackberry and mint aromas and flavors mark this firm, linear red. Fruity yet savory, ending with a dense, wide swath of dusty tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese. Best from 2021 through 2030. 9,000 cases imported. –BS $34 Our Price $26.95

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

Wine Spectator 94
CLIF FAMILY Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Kit’s Killer Cab 2015

Tight and backward now, this ripples with sage, sassafras and bay leaf notes, while the core of black currant and blackberry paste flavors waits its turn to unfurl. Lots of bramble and tar notes score the finish, giving this ample grip, though there’s more than enough fruit to keep pace. Needs cellaring. Best from 2023 through 2040.—J.M. $75



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