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March 17th, 2020 Newsletter

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2018 The Calling Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: A vibrant nose with enticing aromas of white peach, white roses and honeysuckle. The crisp acidity on the palate is balanced by bright fruit notes of Gravenstein apple, pear and stone fruit that linger with a refreshing, elegant finish. $30 Our Price $24.39

Wine Advocate 92+
2015 Tolani Valdisante

This Tuscan blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc is all about richness and fullness, with 18 months in French oak affording it expansive notes of spice and tobacco. The 2015 Valdisanti is a very nice red to enjoy with a nice plate of your favorite grilled meats. $35 Our Price $26.99 (Arrives 3/18/20)

2018 Luli Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: With a brilliant garnet hue, the Luli Pinot Noir bursts from the glass with powerful aromatics of Bing cherry, strawberry cream, and baked plum. The morning fog and coastal breezes that pour into the Santa Lucia Highlands envelop the palate in the form of rose petal, blackberry crumble, red currant, and sage undertones. These rugged slopes stress the vines, producing fruit of exceptional complexity and structure, which reflect in the wine’s lively acidity and elegant tannin. $25 Our Price $19.99 (Back in stock 3/19/20)

Wine Spectator 93
VALDESPINO Pedro Ximénez
Jerez El Candado NV

Offers layers of macerated date, ganache, warm caraway, buckwheat honey and chocolate-covered orange peel notes, with a deep, intense finish that lets a wonderfully smoky hint curl through. The power is obvious, the range and definition more subtle. Drink now. 2,500 cases made. — JM (10/31/13) $26 (Arrives 3/19/20)

Wine Spectator 94
BEAUX FRÈRES Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley 2018

Polished, rich and impressively structured, with rose petal and raspberry notes that build toward a sleekly dynamic finish and refined tannins. Drink now through 2029. 1,730 cases made. — TF $60 Our Price $54.99 (Arrives 3/19/20)

Discounted 61%
2014 Champ de Reves
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: Blueberry, cranberry, wisteria, and white rose join wisps of cedar incense, leather, dried mint, and Thai basil on the nose. Pomegranate, tangerine, Niçoise olive, cinnamon, and green tea flavors come together on the palate. Intricately balanced acidity, silky texture, and a touch of mineral are all framed by sturdy tannin carrying into a long, lingering finish. $44 Our Price $16.95

Vinous 91 Points
2017 McPrice Myers High on the Hog

Deep vivid ruby. Powerful red and blue fruit preserve, candied licorice and exotic spice aromas pick up a smoky nuance with air. Broad, fleshy and seamless in texture, offering palate-coating black raspberry, cherry cola, fruitcake and mocha flavors sharpened by a zesty, peppery nuance. Clings with authority on the long, smoky finish, which leaves behind a sweet violet pastille note. For fans of bold, full-throated but not overbearing red wine, there's serious value here. 20% whole clusters. $21 Our Price $17.99

Wine Advocate 95
2016 Purlieu Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon gives up exuberant notions of blackcurrant pastilles, blackberry compote and stewed red plums with touches of kirsch, potpourri, fragrant earth and cigar box. Full-bodied and opulently fruited in the mouth, the powerful flavors are well framed by firm, ripe tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and spicy. $105 Our Price $99.99 (Arrives this afternoon)

2017 Lucienne Pinot Noir Doctor's Vineyard

Winemaker Notes: A riper and more robust Pinot Noir, with layers of cherry and citrus fruits along with brown spice and tones of mushroom and earth. The wine’s balanced acidity and smooth tannins lead to a round, approachably soft mouthfeel and a lingering finish. $50 Our Price $39.99 (Back in stock 3/19/20)

Wine Advocate 97
2016 Staglin Family Vineyard
Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate bursts out of the glass with beautiful black cherry compote, warm cassis and freshly crushed blackberries scents plus touches of chargrill, violets, dark chocolate and pencil shavings and a waft of English lavender. Full-bodied, the palate features great intensity combined with fantastic freshness, textured by soft, finely grained tannins and lifted by the most gorgeous floral perfume, finishing long and layered. Beautiful wine. $285



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