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Jim Boyce

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2013 Bedrock Wine Company "Ode to Lulu" Rosé
Review Date: 7-17-2014
There is no question Morgan hit a home run with the 2013 Bedrock Rose! Aromatically enticing with notes of fresh picked strawberries and herbal spices with mint, wild raspberry, and watermelon following and the creamy, yet bright, mineral streaked palate. This wine is so focused and texture driven it really is incredible. Plus, it is extremely food friendly to boot! Open a bottle and you will be on your second glass before you know it!

2002 Bowmore 11 Year Old K&L Exclusive Signatory Single Refill Sherry Hogshead Single Malt Whisky 750ml
Review Date: 7-16-2014
Since Mr. Garneaus' review cannot be topped, I will go ahead and agree with everything he said. I tasted through David's selections, all stellar, and promptly bought the Bowmore 11 Year Old K&L Exclusive Signatory Single Refill Sherry Hogshead Single Malt Whisky. Truly amazing stuff.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Barrel 27 "Right Hand Man" Central Coast Syrah
Review Date: 6-2-2014
The Right Hand Man is a deep, juicy Syrah full of herbal character, driving blackberry and currant, fresh game, pepper; truly all of the great Syrah characteristics show through. With its deep, silky, and softly tannic finish, this is a solid $18 Syrah that should please everyone at your next BBQ!
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 McPrice Myers "Terre Blanche" White Rhône Blend
Review Date: 5-28-2014
Made with 80% Roussanne and 20% Viognier from Denner Vineyard, the Terre Blanche shows honey and white flower, with melon and stone fruit on a creamy textured palate. Great focus with a nice wet stone minerality and a lingering finish.
Price: $25.99 Add To Cart RP 91 BC 0

2011 McPrice Myers "Cremant de la Cote" Paso Robles Grenache Noir Brut
Review Date: 5-28-2014
Made from 100% Grenache Noir from Paso Robles, this is truly a unique sparkling wine! Aged in stainless steel, this has a creamy mid palate full of golden apple and pear fruit, with a nice mineral component. While rich and creamy, this wine has a serious, dry finish.
Price: $27.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2009 Kenneth Volk Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 5-21-2014
From Star Ranch & Carmody McKnight vineyards. Ripe, but fresh currant and blackberry fruit, vanilla, blueberry, mild tannic finish. Toasty vanilla notes, but not overly sweet. Solid Cab!
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Kenneth Volk "Santa Maria Cuvee" Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 5-21-2014
Fresh & vibrant wild cherry and raspberry fruit with a hint of spice. This Pinot Noir is a true crowd pleaser.
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2012 Clendenen "Stallion Vineyard" Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Review Date: 5-20-2014
Mineral driven, floral, and full of tropical and citrus fruit. The wine is round on the palate, yet has solid acidity and chalky minerality. Once again, great balance and depth from a Clendenen Family wine.
Top Value!
Price: $18.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2007 Clendenen "Le Pip" Santa Maria Valley Nebbiolo
Review Date: 5-20-2014
Domestic Nebbiolo is quite hard to make well; there is a reason we only have two producers! The Le Pip Nebbiolo, full of Bien Naciedo fruit at 1000 ft elevation, is quite the exception! Rich, powerful, and full of tannin (as the varietal is known for), this wine is full of wild cherry, currant, and rose hips. Plenty of structure and depth, with great focus and round tannins, the Pip is a hell of a wine. It is approachable now, but will reward a few more years in the cellar.
Price: $23.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2008 Clendenen Family Vineyards "Le Bon Climat" Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 5-20-2014
This is quite a Pinot Noir! Lush and rich, yet vibrant, wild cherry and berry fruit, with cola and mushroom notes, and a touch of wood spice. 25% whole cluster lends a savory quality of fruit, earth and herbs and a lingering, driving finish. This wine will not quit!

2006 Clendenen "Rancho La Cuna" Santa Maria Valley Syrah/Viognier
Review Date: 5-20-2014
The 2005 was a hit among both staff and customers last year, and the 2006 will not disappoint! Very Cote-Rotie like, once again, with a touch of Viognier floral notes complementing bacon fat, peppered jerky, black pepper, and dark red fruit from the Syrah. Deliciously rich and savory wine that is approachable now but will drink for quite a few years to come!
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart ST 90 BC 0

2009 Ici/La-Bas "Les Reveles-Elke Vineyard" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 5-20-2014
Ripe cherry, raspberry, oak toast on the nose. The palate is quite savory, full of spicebox, wild red fruit, and underbrush. Medium weight, with a long, earthy finish. Anderson Valley fruit really shows here!
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2012 Clendenen Family Vineyards "Le Bon Climat" Santa Maria Valley Viognier
Review Date: 5-20-2014
As mentioned, this Viognier is a shining example of what the varietal can be. Right off the bat, this wine hits you with bright citrus, white floral character, and fresh mineral notes. The texture is rich due to full malo and barrel fermentation, but the big acidity present keeps everything in check.
Top Value!
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Clendenen Santa Maria Valley Mondeuse Rosé
Review Date: 5-20-2014
This wine blew us away! Strawberry and pomegranate fruit, mild black tea leaf texture, and bright acid lead to a very refreshing rose. It was an instant staff favorite!
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Kenneth Volk Touriga Nacional
Review Date: 5-12-2014
This wine is very floral, rose and violet notes, alongside black cherry and blackberry fruit. The palate is leaner, but full of fresh currant, rich cherry and plum fruit, with an earthy, lightly tannic finish. A very interesting and delicious wine!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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