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2013 Rickshaw California Pinot Noir
Review Date: 3-31-2015
Another winner from the boys at Banshee. Light medium body with red fruit dominated flavors with hints of plum, cola, cinnamon and forest floor. As usual, not much better in this price point for California Pinot Noir.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Eyrie Vineyards "Estate Grown" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 3-31-2015
Red and black fruit nicely balanced with underlying structure and acidity. Cola, rhubarb, forest floor and spice beautifully integrated. The 2012 are a little riper than the past couple of vintages but this wine keeps it's balance perfectly. One of the best of the 2012's from Oregon.

2012 Pessagno "Central Avenue" Monterey County Pinot Noir
Review Date: 3-31-2015
A favorite of all the K&L staff at the tasting down at the Pessagno winery. Red fruits, heavy pomegranate and spice. A great price point to boot.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart WE 90 BC 0

2013 Drew "Gatekeepers" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 3-31-2015
Exceptional Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. Drew wines are some of the hottest wines in the store. Quality and price in one bottle.
Price: $31.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Hirsch "San Andreas Fault" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Review Date: 3-24-2015
I have been waiting a long time for this wine to be released, and of course, it wasn't in vain. Bright red fruit with layers of rose petals, cinnamon, forest floor and herbs. Acidity is nicely integrated and the tannins are apparent. After a couple of hours in a decanter, the wine opens up beautifully and shows incredibly. If you're patient, several years in your cellar will be even better.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Napa Cellars Napa Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 3-24-2015
The former 2nd label of Romabauer, this wine continues in that rich, ripe style with hints of oak. If a bigger Chardonnay is what you like, this wine over-delivers.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Review Date: 3-24-2015
A beautiful vintage for the Flowers Sonoma Coast. Light bodied with a candied red fruit, cola, forest floor and a hint of cinnamon. The wine has integrated acid and great length.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart WE 91 BC 0

2012 Butternut Chardonnay
Review Date: 3-24-2015
The name says it all. For a great value California Chardonnay, this is your bottle.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Rochioli "Estate" Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 3-24-2015
Rochioli has been a Russian River Valley legend for many years. Originally bought in 1953 by Joe Rochioli Sr., the 135 acres ranch at that time was called Fenton Acres. Originally planted to many of the jug wine varietals like French Colombard and Napa Gamay. Joe Sr and Joe Jr planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc in 1959. The Sauvignon Blanc was successful and the original plantings still produce grapes today. The Cabernet Sauvignon didn't work very well and Joe Jr decided to plant Pinot Noir in 1968. Shortly after, Chardonnay was planted and as they say, "The rest is history". The first Rochioli wine was released in 1987 and from day one has been known for great wines. Today, third generation Tom Rochioli is the winemaker and continues the work that his Grandfather and Father did before him.

2012 Krutz Family Cellars "Magnolia Series" Napa Valley Zinfandel
Review Date: 3-24-2015
A Napa Valley Zinfandel for $19.99 ? Very impressive indeed. This Zinfandel is not for the faint of heart. It's a big boy with a lot of big dark fruit, big spice and a multiple layers of flavor. The wine also has amazing backbone which balances out the lush fruit giving this wine great character. Krutz Family Cellars was started by Patrick Krutz back in 2003. A young man from Jackson, Mississippi who came West to find his dream. He found it in the wine business. I have been a fan of the winery and Patrick for several years. The first wine we brought in from them was a 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the years, we have brought in many different varietals from many different area of California. Patrick continues to find great fruit sources and the wines continue to get better and better. In 2011, two of Patrick's brothers joined the Company and now it truly is a family affair.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart WE 92 BC 0

2010 McClean X "Simone" Paso Robles Zinfandel
Review Date: 3-24-2015
I'm not the first person to jump up when someone pours a Paso Robles Zinfandel. However, this wine was a real surprise both in its ripeness and its structure.Dark blue fruit intermingled with hints of red fruit, tobacco, clove and chocolate. The wine is well integrated with great depth and length. This is a Zinfandel several steps ahead of other wines in its price point. Very limited. Get it while you can.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart WE 93 BC 0

2012 Lewis Cellars "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 3-24-2015
Big, bright and intense Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with plenty of cedar, vanilla and clove. This is a giant of a wine that can drink early or hold for 3-5 years.
Price: $129.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Newton "Unfiltered" Napa Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 3-23-2015
This legendary Napa Chardonnay keeps it going with tropical and stone fruit wrapped with creamy oak and rich butter. Best to drink in the near future.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart RP 94 BC 0

2012 Paul Hobbs Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 3-23-2015
I can't tell you how many times over the last 6 months I have been asked when this is going to be available. Well, it's finally here. The black fruit takes command of this wine with just hints of blue fruit. Vanilla and oak are very apparent but will integrate with a little time or a couple hours in a decanter. Hobbs fans rejoice.

2012 Shafer "One Point Five" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 3-23-2015
This is a big, fruit forward wine with flavors of cedar, vanilla, tobacco and deep chocolate surrounding it all. This is a Napa Valley wine all the way. 2-5 years of aging possible.

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