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April 10th 2020 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 91
VOLVER Almansa Quinta del '67 2017

Round and polished, this red delivers expressive ripe raspberry, blackberry, mocha and spice flavors, with firm acidity and fresh acidity that imparts liveliness. Bold, in the modern style. Drink now through 2024. 5,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported. — TM Published Retail $17. Actual Retail $22 Our Price $18.99

2017 Hahn Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir, Magnum

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of candied cherry, ripe strawberry with hints of mushroom, white pepper and toasty oak. An explosion of red fruit including strawberry, cherry and raspberry welcome the palate, finishing with a touch of earthy notes, refined tannins and a soft mouthfeel. $50 Our Price $39.99/magnum

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Wine Spectator 90
WindRacer Chardonnay Anderson Valley 2015

Lithe and spicy, with creamy accents to the apple pastry, pear tart and dried tropical fruit flavors. Long, rich finish. Drink now through 2020. 1,502 cases made. — KM $40 In-Store Only Price $15.95 (60% Discount!)

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2017 Virginia Marie Lambrix (VML)
Russian River Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: Incredibly pretty, floral, fruit-centric, and slightly spicy. Oak inspires hints of graham cracker and vanilla, and the finish finds pert acidity, bing cherries, and rose petals. $44 Our Price $21.95

2015 Abeja Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Fresh whiffs of lemon, vanilla bean and tropical fruits rise from the glass and continue throughout the entry. Flirtatious notes of Honeycrisp apple, marjoram, and cucumber sing though the bright acidity, indicative of the cool climate vineyards, and come into beautiful balance by the creaminess and viscosity which linger on the palate. $38 Our Price $30.95

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Approximate dimensions: 4’W x 6’H x 2.25’D
Solid double door with dark finish. Capacity: 400 bottles
$4500 new. $500 or best offer.
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Wine Spectator 92
BODEGAS GODEVAL Godello Valdeorras 2018

This bold white has a rich texture, backed by firm acidity. Pear and passion fruit flavors are supported by ginger, mineral and spice notes. Shows a tropical character, yet remains focused and clean. Drink now through 2023. 3,000 cases made, 800 cases imported.—T.M. $19 Our Price $17.29

2018 Hahn Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: This wine opens with complex aromas of cherry, strawberry and pomegranate with hints of toasty oak and white pepper. On the palate it shows expressive flavors of ripe berries with slight notes of sage which add complexity and depth. Balanced acidity and gentle tannins lead to a long complex finish. $25 Our Price $19.99

Wine Advocate 93+
2018 Hartford Court Chardonnay Four Hearts Vineyard

Already bottled, the 2018 Chardonnay Four Hearts Vineyard features bold baked pears, fresh Golden Delicious apples and lemonade scents with touches of chalk dust and allspice. Medium-bodied, the palate has a racy line lifting the apple and pear flavors, finishing on a chalky note. 2,100 cases were made. $50 Our Price $38.99

Wine Spectator 94
BUCKLIN Ancient Field Blend Old Hill Ranch Sonoma Valley 2016

Loaded with personality and appealingly exotic, this offers a structured core, wrapped in wild berry, cracked pepper, forest floor and black licorice flavors, building richness toward refined tannins. Zinfandel, Grenache, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah, Mourvèdre, Grand Noir, Syrah and Carignane. Drink now through 2030. —T.F. 456 cases made $36 Our Price $32.99 (Back in stock this afternoon)

Wine Spectator 91
BUCKLIN Zinfandel Sonoma Valley Bambino Field Blend Old Hill Ranch 2017

Lively and briary, with expressive raspberry, smoky tarragon and cracked pepper flavors that pick up speed toward well-groomed tannins. Drink now through 2028. 569 cases made. — TF $24 Our Price $21.99 (Back in stock this afternoon)

Jeb Dunnuck 93 Points
2017 Shafer One Point Five
Stag’s Leap Cabernet

Cut from the same cloth, yet with a touch of rusticity in its tannins, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five offers a full-bodied, rounded, structured style as well as loads of sweet red and black fruits, toasted spice, and herbed de Provence like notes. It’s a powerful, concentrated wine, has loads of fruit, and is going to benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age. $100

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