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2012 Melville "Estate" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
Review Date: 7-30-2014
Melville was established by Ron Melville and his two sons in 1996, developing 82 acres just outside of Lompoc, California. Planted to mostly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this vineyard has become a prized grower/producer in the Santa Rita Hills appellation. With winemaker Greg Brewer at the helm, the wines have become some of the most sought after in the region. The 2012 Estate Pinot Noir is an explosion of bright red fruit, Asian spice and cinnamon. Touches of cedar, mint and orange peel add to this silky, opulent Pinot Noir.

2012 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 7-1-2014
This iconic Napa Valley producer has done well with this 2012 Knights Valley. Sourced from vineyards in Sonoma County, Beringer has been making this wine for years. If you love California Cabernet, this wine is for you. Big, bright and extracted with generous spice. Vanilla and cedar are generous with the tannins being very soft and approachable. Enjoy now or for the next 5 years.
Price: $22.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Fossil Point Edna Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 6-26-2014
We have seen a tremendous amount of good Chardonnay coming from the Edna Valley region over the last couple of vintages. Fossil Point needs to be included in that group. Light cedar and a touch of butter married well with bright tropical fruit, and a lovely touch of acidity rounds it out. This is a wonderful Chardonnay for the price and should be enjoyed over the next 1-2 years.
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart WE 90 BC 0

2012 DuMol Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 6-26-2014
Dumol offers you a tasty treat with this 2012 Chardonnay. Winemaker Andy Smith has been weaving magic at Dumol for 14 years, but the 2012 wines could be his masterpiece. Power and finesse combine nicely. The bright fruit is wrapped with soft acidity and just a touch of cedar. Apple, pear and a hint of melon with lovely hints of spice. A touch of mineral is found throughout. A wine that can age 2-3 years or opened tonight and enjoyed as well.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 DuMol Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 6-26-2014
We have been waiting with bated breath for many of the 2012 wines to hit the market and the 2012 Dumol wines are at the top of many a list. The Pinot Noir explodes out of the glass with lovely red fruits and rose petals with just a touch of clove and cinnamon. The mouth bursts with ripe red fruits, cola, cinnamon, mushroom and a touch of cedar. This is a wine with great backbone and balance, a wine of amazing grace and style. It's one of the prettiest wines I have tasted in a long time and probably the best Russian River Pinot Noir I have tasted from Dumol. Andy Smith has found the promise land with this one. The wine is approachable right away but can age for 3-5 years. Dumol followers will be very pleased. If you haven't tasted the wines before, now is the time.
Price: $67.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Evening Land Arroyo Grande Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 6-26-2014
Tally Vineyard fruit. Check. Soshi Moorman, winemaker. Check. 2012 Vintage. Check. The only thing wrong with this wine would be the price you would have to pay. $ 15.99. Check. There isn't a reason in the world not to buy this wine. Apple and pear notes with just hints of citrus, vanilla and cedar. A touch of acidity rounds out the beautiful balance. A fantastic value which we sell out very quickly.
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel
Review Date: 5-1-2014
The Seghesio Family have been making excellent wines from Sonoma County since the establishment of the label in 1983. The family itself has been growing grapes in Sonoma County since 1895, and long before that, in Italy. The 2012 is a bright, forward Zinfandel with beautiful black fruit with hints of cinnamon, black pepper and anise which give the wine a beautiful depth and balance. It's 87% Zinfandel, with the remainder Petite Sirah. This is a great Zin deal.

2012 Kirkham Peak Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
Review Date: 4-15-2014
A wine made for us by a respected winery that we are huge fans of. This is a bright, rich wine with lovely red fruit, baking spice, leather and cinnamon. A fruit forward wine with a nice backbone to give it balance. An excellent example of the 2012 vintage from the Santa Lucia Highlands.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 True Myth Edna Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 3-26-2014
A California chardonnay with a generous amount of citrus fruit, a hint of cedar and vanilla along with great acidity. A balanced and dry wine with an all around, easy to drink style. 65 % oak barrels in which 38 % are new wood. 10 % Malolactic fermentation. Lees stirring for 3 months. All of this for only $ 12.99. I think every chardonnay fan will be impressed. This is no joke. Made by the folks at Niven Family Wines, who planted many of the vineyards in Edna Valley in the 1970's.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart WE 91 BC 0

2012 Neyers "Sage Canyon" Rhone Blend
Review Date: 3-19-2014
A beautiful California Rhone blend made up of 45% Carignane, 25% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 15% Syrah. 100% used oak. A medium bodied with wine great balance of lush red and blue fruit backed by solid yet lush tannin. Layers of spice, earth and cedar weave themselves among the beautiful fruit. A joy to drink and at 14.2% alcohol, lower than some wines of the Rhone region. Enjoy the wine now and for the next year or two.
Price: $18.99 Add To Cart WS 91 BC 0

2012 Rancho Zabaco "Heritage Vines" Sonoma County Zinfandel
Review Date: 1-14-2014
Every now and then you get a $10 bottle of wine that surprises you. The 2012 Rancho Zabaco Heritage was a pleasant surprise for me. This is a big, opulent red wine with in-your-face ripeness. The surprise for me was the lovely spice, backbone and complete dryness of the wine, which for the $9.99 price was a real shock. Weekend BBQ, steak dinner or just a glass after work--this wine will please the California Zinfandel fan.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart RP 90 BC 0

2011 Chalone Vineyard Monterey County Pinot Noir
Review Date: 12-2-2013
A solid effort from Chalone. This wine is a straight forward Pinot Noir with predominately concentrated red fruit with hints of blue fruit, spice,cola, cedar and cocoa. A good everyday wine at a great price.
Price: $10.99 Add To Cart WE 90 BC 0

2010 Clos du Val Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 9-16-2013
Can you get any better than this Cabernet Sauvignon under $ 25.00. Not many from Napa Valley. A legendary producer in the Napa Valley, the vineyard is still making precise, balanced wines at a great price. This 2010 Cabernet is full of dark fruit, spice,cedar and just a hint of red fruit and chocolate. Tasty.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2009 White Rock Napa Valley Claret
Review Date: 9-16-2013
Pound for pound there is not much better than this. A beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon based wine with incredible layers of flavor. Soft, yet structured, with great balance. This is a California wine with a Bordeaux feel. Lots of leather, spice, tobacco and minerality to go along with it's lush black fruit.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Campe˛n K&L Exclusive Blanco Tequila 750ml
Review Date: 9-1-2013
I love tequila but tend to drink Reposado. This Blanco, made exclusively for K&L, is a treat. Pure and clean with hints of citrus and spice. The finish of pepper and spice is something truly special, that you don't get from most of the blanco in this market. Great for blending but much better just sipping. Get it while you can.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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