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August 25th 2020 Newsletter

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2016 Spoken Barrel Columbia Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: Deep ruby in color, this 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits classic, concentrated aromas of cherry, black currant, dark chocolate, and roasted oak. Lush and concentrated flavors of blackberry and cherry with hints of cassis lead to a warm, toasty sweet vanilla finish with fine, velvety tannins. $20 Our Price $8.95

Wine Spectator 94
VIÑA DON MELCHOR Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto 30th Anniversary 2017

Intensely fruity and well-structured, with spiced cherry and boysenberry flavors. Fresh, featuring vibrant acidity balanced by a creamy texture. Offers a toasty finish and medium-grained tannins.—Non-blind Don Melchor vertical (January 2020). Drink now through 2032. 13,000 cases made, 2,600 cases imported. — KM. $120 Our Price $92.95 (Arrives 8/26/20)

Wine Advocate 92
2018 Turley Estate Zinfandel

The medium to deep ruby-purple colored 2018 Zinfandel Turley Estate offers gentle aromas of bergamot, autumn leaves, aniseed and red and black berry fruits. The palate is medium-bodied and silky with pops of juicy freshness and understated flavors on the finish. $43 (Arrives 8/26/20)

Wine Advocate 93
2018 Turley Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel

Medium ruby-purple, the 2018 Zinfandel Dusi Vineyard offers aromas of tar, boysenberry, licorice, earth and dried herbs. The palate is medium-bodied with very pretty fruit layers—delicate and lifted—softly framed and juicy with a long, perfumed finish. $55 (Arrives 8/26/20)

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 8/26/20)

2018 Dante Dusi Paso Robles Zinfandel

Winemaker Notes: The wine has up front fruit with a slightly pepper, dry finish. The palate has a hint of tart cranberry with spice – the perfect balance between jam and pepper. $42 Our Price $29.99 (Arrives 8/26/20)

2018 Pars Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: The 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of fruits from some of the best Cabernet growing regions in Napa Valley, including the hillside block of Napa Carneros vineyard, and another small family vineyard situated within 1500 feet elevation on the eastern slope of Atlas Peak. A touch of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petite Syrah, and Petite Verdot balance the rich dark fruit and soft tannins of our 2018 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, adding a vibrancy to its lush mouthfeel and lingering dry finish with balanced acidity.

Bold and balanced the 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, exhibiting aromas of dark fruit, cassis, pepper, and smokiness accented with spice notes. A hint of forest, light cedar oak and dusty baking cocoa combine these aromatics to create this rich medium-bodied Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, which makes a perfect accompaniment to any grilled meat dishes. $24 Our Price $19.99

(Arrives 8/26/20)

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 Spectator 91
BESSERAT DE BELLEFON Brut Rosé
Champagne Cuvée des Moines NV, Half Bottle

This mouthwatering Champagne is soft and creamy in texture, with a finely knit mix of ripe strawberry, pastry cream and candied pink grapefruit zest, showing a rich hint of smoky toasted brioche. Lingering finish. Disgorged June 2016. Drink now through 2021. 750 cases made. — AN Our Price $35.99/375ml

Jeb Dunnuck 94 Points
2018 Lucia Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Moving to the Pinot Noirs, the appellation 2018 Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands has a big, sexy, spicy style as well as medium to full body, a rounded, expansive mouthfeel, classic Pinot Noir underbrush, violets, Asian spices, integrated acidity, and a great finish. This is a year-in, year-out great value readers will love. $45

Wine Advocate 97+
2016 Rudd Samantha’s Oakville Cabernet

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Samantha's is made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 21 months in 86% new French oak. This is a vineyard selection blend usually harvested slightly later. Very deep purple-black in color, it leaps from the glass with vibrant cassis, blackberry pie and preserved plums scents with nuances of mocha, pencil shavings, menthol, lilacs and cloves plus a touch of chargrilled meat. The medium to full-bodied palate is super intense with layer upon layer of black fruits, savory and floral notions and a rock-solid foundation of grainy tannins, finishing very long and very minerally. 698 cases produced. $175 (Arrives 8/26/20)

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