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2011 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Zinfandel
Review Date: 4-23-2014
One visit to the Ancient Peaks vineyards in Santa Margarita, and it becomes abundantly clear how special the land, the people and these wines truly are! The Ancient Peaks Zinfandel is marked by incredible fruit purity. Bright fresh strawberry and white pepper dominate these lifted aromatics. Textually it is ripe on the palate, but maintains enough acidity to keep it fresh. Absolutely delicious!
Price: $13.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

2011 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 4-23-2014
One visit to the Ancient Peaks vineyards in Santa Margarita, and it becomes abundantly clear how special the land, the people and these wines truly are! Highly charming and expressive, it offers classic cab character of dark plumy fruit, cedar, bay leaf, and olive. Texturally this wine is juicy, but well framed by gentle tannin, acidity and mineral drive.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Vina Robles "Red 4" Paso Robles Rhône Blend
Review Date: 4-23-2014
The Vina Robles Red 4 offers a lot character for $15! Very reminiscent of a village-level Cote du Rhone, it bursts from the glass with notes of red fruit, casis, cedar, herbs and smoke. This wine has plenty of ripeness and concentration on the palate, but finishes dry and honest. This is a great wine to keep in mind as we head into the summer party season.
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2012 Talley Estate Arroyo Grande Pinot Noir
Review Date: 4-23-2014
Incredible growers and equally skilled winemakers, the Talley family has crafted another wonderful Estate Pinot Noir! Aromatically it displays red fruit, floral notes and lovely spice. On the palate it exhibits concentration and richness, while maintaining a level of poise and polish that is quite pleasing. Though lovely now, a few years in the cellar are recommended.

2012 Talley Estate Arroyo Grande Chardonnay
Review Date: 4-23-2014
Talley continues to produce some of my favorite Chardonnays in California, and the 2012 Estate bottling is no exception. Texturally this Chardonnay displays great balance and refinement. The oak is well integrated, adding weight without becoming overtly rich. Maintaining lively focus throughout, the lovely citrus notes and mineral drive are on full display.

1985 Viña Real Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 9-5-2013
I really enjoyed the elegance of this wine. The nose displays an amazing bouquet of baked red fruit, earthy savor, cocoa, wood and light spice. After an hour it unveiled its underlying sweet fruit, and an almost iron-like minerality that lends persistence on the palate. Thought mature, this wine has maintained lively acidity, making it the perfect complement to a very special meal!
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2010 Cantina Terlan "Vorberg" Pinot Bianco Riserva
Review Date: 6-27-2013
This is wonderful Pinot Bianco! The nose displays enticing notes of citrus and flowers, with a refined richness on the palate. Possessing lovely concentration of fruit, it is perfectly balanced by fresh acidity and an intriguing mineral/saline character.
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Fleury Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 12-30-2010
This is an OUTSTANDING bottle of champagne! By far my favorite rose in our Direct Import lineup, it will definitely be making a guest appearance on December 31st!
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Franck Bonville Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 10-26-2010
Made from all estate fruit from Bonville’s Grand Cru vineyards in Avize, this champagne displays ripe citrus and apple fruit on the nose, followed by a rich mid palate and a snappy mineral finish. The Bonville Prestige has everything I am looking for in a Blanc De Blancs at an extremely reasonable price!
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2004 Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Review Date: 8-25-2010
This classically styled brunello is showing quite well at the moment! Displaying plenty of deep dark fruit alongside notes of earth, smoke and cacao nib, it has lovely rich texture and nicely integrated oak. If you have a hankering for brunello from the 2004 vintage....this is your pony!

Sorelle Bronca Prosecco DOCG
Review Date: 6-13-2010
Organically grown and estate bottled, the Sorella Branca prosecco is the perfect start to any meal! This delicate and refreshing bubbly displays notes of fresh bartlett pear and aromatic flowers. Enjoy this classic prosecco all year long!
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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