McPrice Myers Right Hand Man 2016
Exhibiting ample blackberry, licorice, ground pepper and charred meat-like aromas and flavors, it’s nicely concentrated, has solid purity and enough tannin and depth to allow it to evolve gracefully for 4-5 years
Bogle Phantom 2014Winemaker Notes : Phantom, Bogle’s mysterious apparition of ripe berry and relentless spice, returns to haunt wine lovers. Full of concentration and intensity, this wine will tease, tantalize and linger long after the last sip is gone. Wild berries, black pepper are framed by the influence of oak aging with baking spices and a hint of toasty vanilla.
Ancient Peaks Renegade 2015Winemaker Notes : The 2015 Renegade is loaded with deep berry aromas that reveal accents of toasty oak, baking spice, cedar and tobacco. The texture is broad and velvety, offering concentrated flavors of boysenberry, blueberry, black cherry and cocoa that are powerfully framed by savory notes of bacon fat and pepper. Plush tannins and lengthy fruit converge into a smooth, seamless finish. The rich yet approachable fruit character of the 2015 Renegade is a fine match for Provençal leg of lamb, beef pot roast with vegetables and herbs, bacon-wrapped filet, and classic cassoulet. Blend: 55% Syrah, 27% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah, 5% Petit Verdot SIP Certified
Austin Hope Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Winemaker Notes : Deep ruby in color, the 2015 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses intense fragrances of black currants, ripe black cherries and blackberries with subtle notes of violets, mocha and dried spices. It’s a big, powerful, modern-styled wine with velvety tannins and heaps of juicy blackberry and cherry fruit, while nuances of cedar, clove and vanilla bean round out the long, smooth finish. It’s full bodied, rich and balanced by fresh acidity with a firm, polished tannin structure.
Lloyd Carneros Chardonnay 2016Winemaker Notes: Lloyd Cellars 2016 Carneros Chardonnay is the newest vintage of our most popular wine. Sourced from the Kiser, Home and Green Acres Blocks from Sangiacomo Vineyard, as well as a small amount of fruit from the Truchard Vineyard, this is a fantastic expression of big, rich California Chardonnay. Picked at the peak of ripeness, our 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.
Chappellet Mountain Cuvée 2016Winery Notes: Lush, layered and complex, this Bordeaux blend begins with concentrated aromas of black cherry, boysenberry, and dark chocolate. As the wine evolves in the glass, notes of anise, clove and bay leaf emerge, creating an inviting combination of fruit and spice. On the palate, a creamy texture underscores the wine’s richness, while accentuating flavors of ripe plum, vanilla, and roasted coffee that glide to a long, lingering finish. Blend : 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 13% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Beckmen Vineyards Cuvee Le Bec 2016Winery Note: An incredible Cuvee le Bec vintage crafted with 46% Grenache, 39% Syrah, 8% Mourvedre, and 7% Counoise, the blend continues to lean heavily on Grenache compared to previous Syrah-dominate vintages. Bright, floral aromas from the Grenache are followed by more bright, red-spectrum fruits and spices on the palate. A nice mouthfeel and fine tannins carrying the flavors through the long finish. A very elegant blend, this vintage shows a little higher acidity which keeps the wine bright and helps to lengthen the very long finish. Enjoy from 2018 – 2025.
Outlot Sonoma County Chardonnay 2015Winery Note: Light golden yellow in color, the Outlot Chardonnay has a nose reminiscent of warm apple pie with hints of cardamom, toffee and acacia blossoms. The luscious, creamy entry on the palate leads to waves of honeycomb, honeycrisp apple, peach, and a touch of apricot, finishing with rich butterscotch flavors and a kiss of vanilla. A truly handsome wine.
Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Rosé 2017Winery Note: The 2017 Patelin de Tablas Rosé is a vibrant light peach color. On the nose are spicy aromatics of nectarine, grapefruit pith, yellow raspberry, and crushed rock. The mouth is bright with flavors of raspberry and watermelon, with mouthwatering acidity giving focus to a long finish with flavors of lemon drop, sea spray, and a little rose petal florality. Drink now and over the next year.
Continuum Continuum 2015Winery Notes: The dark, rich core of the 2015 Continuum has aromas of cacao, black currant, cardamom and savory wild herb. On the palate it is layered and supple, revealing black cherry and roast espresso notes intertwined with mountain minerals and a hint of tangy orange spice. The wine is lush with ripe chocolaty tannins that lead to a long, expressive finish. 2015, though small in volume, is a mighty vintage for Continuum; one to savor today or age and appreciate for decades to come.
L'Aventure Estate Cuvée 201652% Syrah, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petit Verdot VINEYARD 100% estate grown on the L'Aventure Vineyard. Very low yielding vines at 1.5 to 2 tons per acre. VINIFICATION AND AGING Alcoholic fermentation in 100% new French oak, followed by full malolactic fermentation. Aged for 15 months in 100% new French oak. No fining or filtration.
Arndt Cellars Benito Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel 2014Winery Note: Benito Dusi Vineyard is a vineyard planted in 1922 and dry farmed to produce fruit that is rich in flavor and high in brix at the time of picking. The wine opens with a nose of black cherries jubilee, followed by flavors of boysenberry compote and plum skin. The fine tannins give the wine an elegant structure and balance. The flavors persist on the finish with additional spice. Alcohol 15.1%. 150 cases produced.
Wither Hills Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017Winemaker Notes : Distinctly Marlborough, this Sauvignon Blanc exudes vibrant ripe citrus notes, crunchy greens and hints of tropical guava on the nose. The palate is refined and elegant with superb natural fruit weight providing a juicy core of layered fruit, entwined with a salty textural acidity, vibrant citrus pith and a moreish dry chalky finish. Another remarkable Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc. A perfect match with plump oysters, green lip mussels, even prosciutto and rock melon.
Pali Wine Company Huntington 2016Winery Note: Brilliant deep red/garnet color. Nose shows fresh cherries, strawberry, baking spices, toasted oak and hints of bacon fat. The palate gives up dark red fruit flavors, earthy mushrooms and loads of spices finishing with warm notes of vanilla and coffee. Silky texture on a medium-weighted palate with perfumed flavors that permeate up to the nose. Lively, visceral and brooding.