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January 21st 2020 Newsletter

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2013 Garnet Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: Clove and sweet vanilla aromas give way to a powerful rush of dried cherries and ripe blackberries. Classic Pinot Noir characters of mushroom, earth and baking spices pair with supple tannins and dark fruit flavors. Layers of aromatic French oak and a velvety mouth feel drive a rich and dynamic finish. $27 Our Price $8.55

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2015 Skinner Smithereens GSM

Winemaker Notes: The 2015 Red Blend has red fruit aromatics like dark cherry, strawberry preserves, and dried cranberry, while subtle notes wild sage, fennel seed, and dirt road add nuance. The palate is medium bodied with a crunchy dose of minerality, subtle tannins and lingering acidity on the finish. Blend: 51% Grenache, 31% Mourvedre, 12% Syrah, 5% Cunoise. $24 Internet Price $11.99 Grape Tray email subscriber price $9.95 (Delicious)

Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points
2017 Hartford Court Pinot Noir
Russian River, Half Bottles

A crazy good value, the 2017 Russian River Pinot Noir is the appellation release from this team and it comes from all of the estate vineyards across Green Valley, Laguna Ridge and Sebastopol regions. Complex notes of strawberries, cranberries, violets, pine forest all flow to a medium bodied Pinot Noir that has a kiss of salinity and marine notes, ripe tannins and a great finish. This beautiful wine competes with wines costing 2-3 times the price. $18/375ml. Our Price $15.99/375ml

Wine Spectator 90
2017 RAYMOND Merlot Napa
Valley Reserve Selection

Dense, featuring mocha and spice notes to the ripe dark fruit flavors. Cocoa bean hints linger on the rich finish, with plenty of chocolate accents. Drink now through 2023. 4,053 cases made.—K.M. $24 Our Price $19.99

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 Liquidation Price $20.95 (Limited to stock on hand)

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

Vinous 94 Points
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

2016 JAX Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: Our grapes are handpicked, sorted and cold-soaked immediately after picking. Following fermentation, this wine was aged for 21 months in French oak, 70% new. This wine offers dark, concentrated depth and character. Given a few minutes or hours after opening a bottle, the aromatics will continue to evolve and improve. 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc $50 Our Price $44.99

2016 Duckhorn Napa Merlot, Magnum

Winemaker Notes: A classic expression of Napa Valley Merlot, with a fleshy entry and juicy layers of Bing cherry, raspberry, and plum, along with hints of blueberry, cedar, vanilla, and clove. Underscored by polished tannins, the juiciness of the entry evolves into a lush, silky texture that carries the flavors to a long, generous finish marked by notes of freshly ground coffee beans with a splash of ripe, red cherry. $110 Our Price $95.99/magnum

2018 Hartford Court Four Hearts Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Four Hearts Vineyards Chardonnay is sourced from estate and neighboring vineyards located in the key regions that form the heart of the Russian River Valley AVA. The vineyards are planted with very distinctive Chardonnay clonal selection that includes old ‘Wente’ field selections, Dijon Clone 95 and 96, UC Davis Clone 15 and smaller amounts of UC Davis clones 4 and 5. Although the Hartford Court Four Hearts Chardonnay has a weighty texture with spicy and layered flavors, it finishes with a brightness that reflects the cool climate origins of the stellar vineyards that comprise this blend. Complex aromas and flavors of white peach, citrus blossom, Asian pear and candied lemon give way to a rich and weighty mid-palate, followed by a long, exotic spice infused finish in this old-vine RRV Chardonnay. $45 Our Price $38.99

Wine Spectator 94
FORT ROSS Chardonnay Fort Ross-Seaview Fort Ross Vineyard 2017

Powerful and rich, with intense, juicy flavors of apple and butter, flanked by butterscotch notes. Savory accents linger on the intensely spicy finish, layered with creamy and buttery hints. 316 cases made. Drink now through 2025.—K.M $44



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