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2009 Saarloos & Sons "His" Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 4-8-2013
Red cherry, red plum, red currant, sandalwood, spice, cassis. Medium plus acidity & medium plus tannin. Well-balanced and ridiculously juicy & drinkable.
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2010 Claiborne & Churchill Edna Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 3-26-2013
The Pinot Noir referred to as "The Classic", a perfect expression of Pinot Noir varietal correctness. Red cherry, red currant, strawberry, spice with medium plus acidity & medium tannin. So easy to drink, you may just want to get this wine in large quantity for spring and summer entertaining. Grilled salmon or pork tenderloin, anyone? FABULOUS!
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2010 Clos Pepe "Estate" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
Review Date: 3-19-2013
The 2009 Pinot Noir shows what pinot noir can do in the Santa Rita Hills under the care of Wes Hagen, vineyard manager and brilliant winemaker at Clos Pepe. As Hagen puts it, "Santa Rita Hills is a Chardonny AVA famous for Pinot Noir". Nothing could be truer with this 2009 Estate pinot. Red cherry, raspberry, cassis, mineral. Medium plus acidity, well-balanced, delicate, with an elegance and transparency that demonstrates Hagen's talent. A very special wine, to be enjoyed with food at table (we had it with cassoulet & duck confit with Wes) or tucked away to enjoy in 5-10 years!

2010 Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay
Review Date: 3-19-2013
This is the perfect introduction to the wines of Brewer Clifton. Apple, tropical fruit, rich and yummy. Medium acidity makes this wine super easy to drink! Stock up!
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2010 Brewer-Clifton "Gnesa" Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay
Review Date: 3-19-2013
Now I'm not usually a person who drinks Chardonnay (nothing against it, it's just not really my cup of tea), but the "Gnesa" is one I could absolutely enjoy multiple glasses of! I had it on a hot day, sitting in the vineyard in Santa Rita Hills, enjoying a turkey & cheese sandwich with all the fixin's, and the Gnesa was SINGING! Pretty apple, pear, spice, mineral with medium plus acidity and a long, lingering finish. Absolutely delicious!

2010 Qupe "Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard" Edna Valley Grenache
Review Date: 3-18-2013
Red cherry, raspberry, pepper, spice, mineral with medium plus acidity and medium tannin. This wine is from the Demeter certified Biodynamic Sawyer Linquist vineyard in Edna Valley. A distinct, varietally correct, delicious Grenache. Awesome.

2011 Palmina Santa Barbara County Malvasia Bianca
Review Date: 3-17-2013
Astonishing is the word that came to mind upon first inhale of the aroma of this beautiful Malvasia Bianca. Intensely aromatic and delivering onto the palate with lychee, apricot, citrus, white flowers and a fresh minerality. This wine has a fantastic zesty acidity will make you keep reaching to for your glass. Stunning & delicious!
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Fleury Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne
Review Date: 12-8-2012
Every time I try this wine, I wonder why I don't drink more of it! Apple, toast and mineral make this champagne from our friends at Fleury perfectly balanced and well-suited to food. Grown organically and biodynamically, the care that is taken with each bottle will shine through. Perfect gift or party bubbly for the holidays!
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1998 Bodegas Casa Juan SeŮor de Lesmos Gran Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 12-8-2012
This is a gorgeous wine! Moving gracefully into its secondary characteristics, with stewed cherry, hints of leather and earth. Still had medium plus acid and fine tannins, leading me to believe this puppy will continue to age well for at least another 5-10 years. Drink it now after decanting, and you will not be diasppointed!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Bruno Michel "Blanche" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 11-24-2012
This has been my recent number one go-to champagne: I had a bottle with a friend at dinner, and then 2 days later had another to start a party, and I am buying a third tonight just because! Pretty spiced apple, white flowers, and citrus, with medium acid & a fine bubble structure. Very pleasant and quite friendly for such a complex wine. A lot of fun as a conversation starter at a cocktail party!
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Price: $34.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Deligeroy Cremant de Loire Brut
Review Date: 9-28-2012
What a screaming deal at $11.99! This bubbly from the Loire Valley will delight you with its refreshingly pleasant acidity, fine bubble structure, and hints of pear, apple and minerals. Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay & Cabernet Franc. When I first brought this wine home, I admittedly had intended to just mix it with my Mathilde Cassis for a Kir Royale, but I wanted to give the wine its proper due and poured a glass out straight first. A wonderful surprise met me, and I never did add that cassis.... the wine somehow disappeared too quickly! Perfect for holiday entertaining!
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Quartz Reef "Methode Traditionelle" Sparkling Wine Brut Central Otago
Review Date: 7-16-2012
I had the pleasure of tasting this elegant sparkling wine with the winemaker from New Zealand, who stopped by our store recently. Having just stepped off the plane not 24 hours prior, he was still enthusiastic about presenting us this wine! Pinot Noir dominates the blend with Chardonnay, with a sweet apple and pear, a lovely leesy toastiness, hints of mineral and zippy acid in the finish. This wine is biodynamic, hand picked, and done in the traditional method- and it is HAND riddled to boot! Not many sparkling wines left in the world today can claim that! The care taken with this wine is clear- and the price makes it a steal!
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Cocchi Aperitivo Americano 750ml
Review Date: 7-10-2012
Oooooh if you love Lillet Blanc but want something a little sweeter as an aperitif, try the Cocchi Americano! Mandarin orange, lemon, hints of white flowers with a sweet finish.... delicious on the rocks on a hot afternoon!
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Fleury Brut Rosť Champagne
Review Date: 5-28-2012
Not only is the bottle design simply beautiful, this rose is quietly elegant and complex. 100% pinot noir gently pressed for the wine's pale salmon color, with light earth, well-balanced acidity & a backbone of minerality with a soft finish. This champagne is luscious & quite gorgeous. Great for a special celebration or as a very generous gift.
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2005 Elisabeth Goutorbe Brut Champagne
Review Date: 2-20-2012
Female winemaker Elisabeth Goutorbe's vintage 2005 champagne is all about elegance- small, fine bubbles and pretty mousse. Hints of toast, citrus and minerally chalk. Drink it now, or give it some time. It will continue to develop personality and grace with further age in your cellar.
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