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Melissa Smith
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Growing from a Redwood City sales position in 2009, to the company sake buyer in 2011, and then to the Head Sommelier in 2013 my love of wine spreads the gamut from mineral laden Sancerres to California Zinfandels aged over 20 years, Urban wines to classic Bordeaux, and 99% of the spirits that we carry. As a CIA trained chef I spent 15 years in some of the top kitchens in the country until my love of wine won out and I transitioned to the wine industry in 2004 where I began utilizing my skills as an instructor, a writer, and a restaurant consultant after passing the introductory level exam of The Court of Master Sommeliers. In 2010, I developed the first iPhone app for wine pronunciation, the Enotria Guide. In 2011, I became one of the few certified Sake Sommeliers in the country through the Sake Education Council. Outside of K&L I run private and corporate wine and spirits events around the Bay Area, consult on private cellars, and attempt to write professionally.


Reviews

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2012 Penfolds "Bin 138" Old Vine Grenache-Shiraz-Mataro Barossa Valley
Review Date: 4-22-2014
Rich, inky, black berries and pepper, forest floor and cracked black pepper. Well integrated tannins make this ideal for drinking in the near future or laying down for the long term. This would have been the perfect pairing for our slow cooked campfire pork spare ribs on our recent coastal camping adventure. Bonus fact, Mataro is Mourvèdre (also known as Monastrell).

2013 Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc Central Otago
Review Date: 4-18-2014
This reminds me of the wines that originally turned us all onto New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Intensely aromatic, rich in texture, peach candy, and lemon rind, and a touch of mint. Certainly a crowd pleaser, and as it has a screwtop, no opener needed.
Price: Hidden View Price BC 93

2013 Cep (Peay Vineyards) "Hopkins Ranch" Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Review Date: 4-15-2014
Nice Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc, layered with pomello, river rocks, and coastal sea breeze.
Price: $22.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Armas de Guerra Mencía Rosado Bierzo
Review Date: 4-14-2014
The texture of this is almost indulgent! Creamy, with ripe lush fruit, intense minerality, and bright, refreshing acidity. 100% Mencia from Bierzo. This is completely coming camping with me this weekend. Whipped feta dip with grilled asparagus, hot dogs with my friends homemade pepper relish, even just the fresh air will go great with this wine!
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Fromm "La Strada" Pinot Noir Marlborough
Review Date: 4-10-2014
There is not questioning whether or not this is a Pinot! Beautiful light structure, forest floor, olives, crushed currents, stoney, this is much closer to a Burgundy than a typical New World Pinot. Textbook and honestly made.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Giuliano "Terre di Chieti" Pecorino
Review Date: 4-7-2014
Oh Pecorino! It's a wonder I haven't tasted this varietal (knowingly) until this year. This wine has an explosive aroma. This wine smells like the trays of cut samples of peaches and nectarines, and at the farmer's market at the beginning of Summer, sprinkled with orange blossoms! This is one of those wines that you will want to nose over and over because it is pure bliss. On the palate it is richer and rounder than I would expect it to be. Greg hits the nail on the head in his description and comparing it to a French Viognier (which I also can't get my nose out of). I would serve this with something as simple and enjoyable as a squash blossom flatbread with fresh local ricotta, and a drizzle of walnut oil.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart GR 2 BC 0

2012 Blason Malvasia Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
Review Date: 4-7-2014
This has a really intriguing nose, and is just as dynamic on the palate. Layers of river rock, white flowers, peach, and almost the suggestion of nuttiness.I would pair this with a caramelized spring onion and Parmesan quiche with a delicate side salad containing castelvetrano olives and avocados for richness. But don't over think the wine, just enjoy it.
Price: $10.99 Add To Cart GR 2 BC 0

Tio Pepe (Gonzalez Byass) Fino Sherry
Review Date: 4-7-2014
A perfect entry level Fino Sherry. The lightest of the sherries, this can be highly enjoyable with an assortment of delicious, simple nibbles. Prosciutto, olives, fried smelt, marcona almonds, etc.
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart BC 0

1989 D'Oliveira Malvasia Madeira
Review Date: 4-7-2014
I originally tasted this in November 2011, and even then it came across as rich, and viscous, with aromas of kumquat marmalade, toasted walnuts, and Fall leaves. Delicious with hard cheeses and nut cakes. Founded in 1820, D’Oliveira one of the few to Madeira shippers to survive from the pre-phylloxera era. Still owned an operated by the same family, who were once also highly important growers on the island.
Price: $109.99 Add To Cart RP 91 BC 0

2013 Dos Minas Torrontes Cafayate
Review Date: 4-4-2014
This wine is exceptionally drinkable. Beautiful aromatics of orange blossoms, and dried apricots on the palate. Off dry, this is a very food friendly wine, a simple citrus salad with pistachios, or a yellow Thai curry with pork would make excellent pairings with this Torrontes.
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2009 Drautz Able Lemberger Württemburg
Review Date: 4-4-2014
This Lemberger (also known as Blaufrankish) is a gorgeous example of the varietal. Juicy, crushed berries, with a savory note and low in alcohol at only 13%. Try this as a substitute for a Pinot Noir at one of your next meals.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Moric Blaufränkisch Burgenland
Review Date: 4-4-2014
When teaching classes on esoteric varietals I often include the Blaufrankisch from Moric. This bottling is rich and complex, showing intense black fruit, while showing similarities to the wines of Morey-St-Denis.
Price: $27.99 Add To Cart W&S 90 BC 0

2012 Raventos i Blanc "La Rosa" Penedes
Review Date: 4-3-2014
Very rich and creamy for a rose. Strawberry, white flowers, and sunlight. This rose is great on its own.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Eva Fricke Lorchhäuser Seligmacher Riesling
Review Date: 4-3-2014
Hands down one of the top Rieslings of 2012 that we carry. Try a bottle now, but consider laying down a case of this to age for 10-20 years.
Price: $43.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Tessier "Saralee's Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 4-3-2014
Sadly the last vintage of the Saralee Pinot Noir (the site was recently bought), this Pinot is very Californian in style. Full of jammy fruit and new French oak influence, this is a Pinot that can hold its own against some serious food in its infancy. Left to age this wine will no doubt mature into an exquisite siren of a wine.
Price: $37.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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2010 Mount Langi Ghiran "Billi Billi" Shiraz Grampians Victoria ($9.99)

2012 Pisa Range Estate "Black Poplar Block" Pinot Noir Central Otago ($39.99)

2012 Framingham Pinot Noir Marlborough ($19.99)

2013 Palliser Estate Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough ($16.99)

2012 Thistle Ridge (Grey's Peak) Pinot Noir Waipara Valley ($18.99)

2013 Muddy Water Sauvignon Blanc Waipara Valley ($16.99)

2010 Oakridge 864 Single Block Series "Winery Block" Syrah Yarra Valley ($49.99)

2012 Oakridge Single Vineyard Series "Oakridge/Whitsend Vineyard" Shiraz Yarra Valley ($22.99)

2012 Oakridge 864 Single Block Series "Guerin Block 4" Pinot Noir Yarra Valley ($49.99)

2012 Oakridge Single Vineyard Series "Guerin Vineyard" Pinot Noir Yarra Valley ($22.99)

2011 Mount Trio Estate Shiraz Porongurup Western Australia ($14.99)

2012 Mount Trio Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Great Southern ($11.99)

2010 Sittella Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia ($19.99)

2011 Beckmen "Cuvée Le Bec" Santa Ynez Rhône Blend ($16.99)

2009 Les Allées de Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc ($19.99)

2009 Paloumey, Haut-Médoc ($23.99)

2009 La Fleur Calon, Montagne St-Emilion ($14.99)

2009 Louis Jadot "Couvent-des-Jacobins" Bourgogne Pinot Noir ($20.99)

2011 Château des Jacques (Louis Jadot) Morgon ($19.99)

2006 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco ($39.99)

2011 Sandro Fay "Costa Bassa" Valtellina Superiore ($23.99)

2010 Gain Bay Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon ($11.99)

2009 Trimoulet, St-Emilion ($19.99)

2011 Lalande-Borie, St-Julien ($29.99)

2009 Lalande Borie, St-Julien ($29.99)

2010 Lamothe-Bergeron, Haut-Médoc ($19.99)

2010 Le Bonnat, Graves ($15.99)

2009 Le Bonnat, Graves ($16.99)

2011 La Louvière Blanc, Pessac-Léognan ($34.99)

Varnelli Amaro Sibilla 1L ($51.99)

Lazzaroni Amaro 750ml ($25.99)

Braulio Amaro Alpino 1L ($34.99)

2005 Château de Montfaucon "Baron Louis" Côtes du Rhône ($29.99)

2010 Louis Magnin Gamay Vin de Savoie ($36.99)

2013 Cibonne Tentations Côtes de Provence Rosé ($17.99)

2002 Bruno Michel "Cuvee Millésime" Brut Champagne ($59.99)

Ariston Aspasie "Prestige Vielles Vignes" Champagne ($39.99)

Michel Loriot "Palmyre" Brut Nature Champagne ($28.99)

Michel Loriot "Authentic" Brut Champagne (previously Cuvee Reserve) ($29.99)

2004 Michel Loriot "Les Sources du Flagot" Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne ($36.99)

2012 Dashe Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel ($21.99)

2012 Green & Red "Tip Top Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel ($25.99)

2011 K Vintners "River Rock" Walla Walla Valley Syrah ($44.99)

2012 Preston Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel ($27.99)

2012 DuMol Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($67.99)

2012 Amici Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($34.99)

2011 Brooks "Muska Vineyard" Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir ($42.99)

2006 Miguel Merino "Vitola" Reserva Rioja ($19.99)

2012 Copain "Tous Ensemble" Anderson Valley Chardonnay ($21.99)

2011 Gritsch Singerriedel Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Wachau ($39.99)

2009 Joanin Bécot, Côtes de Castillon ($29.99)

2010 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva ($17.99)

2010 Seghesio Barolo ($26.95)

2008 La Velona Brunello di Montalcino ($31.99)

2011 Ferrero Toscana Rosso ($16.99)

2012 Ferrero Rosso di Montalcino ($17.99)

2011 La Fortuna Rosso di Montalcino ($21.99)

2011 La Fortuna "Fortunello" Rosso Toscano ($14.99)

2012 Domaine Anne & Arnaud Goisot Saint-Bris (Sauvignon) ($11.99)

2012 Domaine Anne & Arnaud Goisot Chablis ($16.99)

2012 Domaine Anne & Arnaud Goisot Bourgogne Aligoté "Vieille Vignes" ($11.99)

2009 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino ($39.99)

2012 Gitton Pere & Fils "Les Belles Dames" Sancerre ($22.99)

2012 Truquet, Saint Emilion ($14.99)

2010 Gressier Grand-Poujeaux, Moulis ($24.99)

Corbin Cash Merced Rye Whiskey 750ml ($46.99)

2012 Madeleine " L'Arsouille" Monterey County Chenin Blanc ($19.99)

2012 Enkidu "E" Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($21.99)

2011 Deovlet "Sonny Boy" Santa Barbara County Bordeaux Blend ($28.99)

2013 Avinyó "Vi d'Agulla" Petillant Penedès ($12.99)

2011 Raul Pérez "Vico" Bierzo ($39.99)

2012 Envinate "Parcela Seaone" Ribeira Sacra ($41.99)

2013 Val de Mer Bourgogne Rosé ($16.99)

2013 Domaine Saint Roch Touraine Rosé ($12.99)

2013 Cave de Tavel "Lauzeraies" Tavel ($13.99)

2013 Domaine de la Bastide Blanche Bandol Rosé ($22.99)

2013 Château La Gordonne Côtes de Provence Rosé ($17.99)

2013 Xavier Clua "El Sola d'en Pol" Rosado Terra Alta ($10.99)

2013 Ostatu Rosado Rioja ($13.99)

2013 Bodegas Muga Rosado Rioja ($11.99)

2010 Blason "Bruma" Venezia Giulia Bianco ($16.99)

2012 Quartz Reef Pinot Noir Central Otago (Biodynamic) ($29.99)

Arkansas Black Applejack 750ml ($49.99)

2011 Pegasus Bay Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon Waipara ($26.99)

2012 Pillow Road "S" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($69.99)

2012 Honig Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($35.99)

2011 Saxon Brown "Stonewall Block" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel ($29.99)

2012 Pillow Road Russian River Valley Chardonnay ($39.99)

2013 Banshee Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc ($17.99)

2012 Elk Cove "La Bohème" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir ($44.99)

2011 Chehalem "Ridgecrest" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir ($44.99)

2012 Chehalem "INOX" Wilamette Valley Chardonnay ($15.99)

2012 Domaine Drouhin "Arthur" Dundee Hills Chardonnay ($29.99)

2012 Bethel Heights "Aeolian" Eola-Amity Hills Estate Pinot Noir ($39.99)

2013 Cristom Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Gris ($16.99)

2013 Evesham Wood Willamette Valley Chardonnay ($15.99)

2012 Ovum "Memorista-Lone Star Vineyard" Eola-Amity Hills Riesling ($23.99)

2006 Thienot "Cuvée Garance" Brut Blanc de Rouges Champagne ($99)

Thienot Brut Champagne ($39.99)

2002 Thienot "La Vigne aux Gamins" Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne ($149)

1999 Thiénot "Cuvée Alain Thiénot" Brut Champagne ($99)

2012 Columna Albariño Rias Baixas ($15.99)

2012 Finca Abril "Alhambra" Malbec Reserva Uco Valley ($14.99)

2011 Andre Ostertag "d'E" Riesling ($19.99)

2012 Ökonomierat Rebholz Ganz Horn Riesling Grosses Gewächs ($81.99)

2012 Bernhard Ott "Am Berg" Grüner Veltliner Wagram ($17.99)

2011 Jean Max Roger "Cuveé C.M." Sancerre ($24.99)

2010 Haut Prieur Côtes de Bordeaux "Vielles Vignes" ($12.99)

2013 Hubert Veneau Côteaux du Giennois Rosé ($12.99)

2009 Valserrano Crianza Rioja ($14.99)

2012 Felton Road "Bannockburn" Pinot Noir Central Otago (Biodynamic) ($39.99)

2012 Felton Road "Block 2" Chardonnay Central Otago ($39.99)

2012 Felton Road Chardonnay Bannockburn ($29.99)

2012 Domaine Paul Pernot Puligny-Montrachet ($49.99)

2011 Domaine Sylvain Langoureau St-Aubin 1er Cru "Bas de Vermarain à l'Est" ($29.99)

2011 Domaine Paul Pillot Saint-Aubin 1er Cru "Charmois" ($37.99)

2012 Domaine Thomas Morey Saint Aubin ($32.99)

2012 Domaine Vincent & Sophie Morey Bourgogne Blanc ($19.99)

2005 Domaine Moillard Vosne Romanée 1er Cru "Malconsorts" ($74.99)

2011 Domaine Jessiaume Santenay Rouge ($21.99)

2011 Domaine Delarche Pernand Vergelesses Rouge ($24.99)

2011 Domaine Faiveley Mercurey "Clos Rond" ($24.99)

2012 Domaine Desertaux-Ferrand Bourgogne Rouge ($15.99)

2011 Maison Ambroise Bourgogne Rouge ($16.99)

2013 Hermanuspietersfontein (HPF) "Nr.3 Bergblokke" Sauvignon Blanc Sondagskloof ($11.99)

2013 Hermanuspietersfontein (HPF) "Nr.7" Sauvignon Blanc Sondagskloof ($14.99)

2010 Domaine Michel Caillot Bourgogne Pinot Noir ($18.99)

1999 Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Léognan ($94.99)

2010 Canon-La-Gaffelière, St-Emilion ($139.99)

1999 Canon-La Gaffelière, St-Emilion ($109.99)

2009 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc ($46.99)

2009 de Chantegrive Rouge, Graves ($19.99)

2010 Buisson-Redon "Cuvée de Siecle", Bordeaux ($9.99)

2009 Gigault "Cuvée Viva" Premières, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux ($19.99)

2010 Fourcas Hosten, Listrac ($19.99)

2011 Clarke (Baronne Edmond de Rothschild), Listrac ($24.99)

2009 Belpoggio Brunello di Montalcino ($39.99)

2013 Züm Pinot Noir Rosé ($9.99)

2000 Daniel Ginsburg "Cuvée Sous Bois" Brut Champagne ($49.99)

2012 Rieflé "Bonheur Convival" Pinot Blanc ($15.99)

2011 Trim California Cabernet Sauvignon ($12.99)

2010 Cameron Hughes "Lot 354" Crozes-Hermitage ($14.99)

2010 Beringer "Blanc" Knights Valley White Blend ($6.99)

2010 Cypress "Terraces" Syrah Hawke's Bay ($39.99)

2009 Pyramid Valley "Riverbrook" Riesling Marlborough ($22.99)

2011 Pyramid Valley Vineyards Pinot Blanc Marlborough (Biodynamic) ($22.99)

2013 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Riesling "D" Marlborough ($19.99)

2010 Manzanita Creek "8th Street" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel ($17.99)

2010 Easton "E" Fiddletown Zinfandel ($19.99)

2010 Simi "Landslide Vineyard" Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.99)

2011 L'Ecole No. 41 Columbia Valley Merlot ($23.99)

2011 Vina Robles "Red 4" Paso Robles Rhône Blend ($14.99)

2012 Vina Robles "WHITE 4" Paso Robles White Blend ($11.99)

2011 McPrice Myers "Cremant de la Cote" Paso Robles Grenache Noir Brut ($27.99)

2011 Villa Creek "Willow Creek Cuvee" Paso Robles Rhone Blend ($44.99)

2011 Kenneth Volk Touriga Nacional ($19.99)

2011 Kenneth Volk "Santa Maria Cuvee" Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir ($24.99)

2012 Kenneth Volk "Pomar Junction Vineyard" Paso Robles Verdelho ($16.99)

2012 Kenneth Volk "Jaybird" Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay ($14.99)

2012 Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc ($16.99)

2011 Copain "Les Voisins" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir ($32.99)

2012 Elk Cove Willamette Valley Pinot Noir ($26.99)

2011 Cristom "Marjorie Vineyard" Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir ($59.99)

2012 Dragonette Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 375ml ($21.99)

2012 Dragonette "Grassini Vineyard" Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Sauvignon Blanc ($34.99)

2012 Dragonette Cellars Happy Canyon Sauvignon Blanc ($24.99)

2011 Zind Humbrecht Clos Hauserer Riesling ($50.99)

2011 Zind Humbrecht Rangen de Thann Clos-Saint-Urbain Riesling Grand Cru ($89.99)

2012 Zind Humbrecht Muscat ($24.99)

2011 Zind Humbrecht "Heimbourg" Gewürztraminer ($47.99)

2012 Domaine Weinbach "Cuvée Laurence" Gewürztraminer ($44.99)

2011 Eyrie Vineyards "Estate" Dundee Hills Chardonnay ($23.99)

2011 Hirsch Lamm Grüner Veltliner Kamptal ($54.99)

2011 Hirsch Heiligenstein Grüner Veltliner Kamptal ($23.99)

2011 Umathum Zweigelt Burgenland ($19.99)

Moet & Chandon "Impérial" Brut Champagne ($44.99)

Pierre Paillard Grand Cru Brut Champagne ($39.99)

Bruno Michel Premier Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne ($44.99)

Bruno Michel "Blanche" Brut Champagne ($34.99)

2009 Ripeau, St-Emilion ($29.99)

1999 Fugue de Nenin, Pomerol ($29.99)

Bulleit Rye Whiskey 750ml ($21.99)

George Dickel No. 8 Tennessee Whiskey 750ml ($14.99)

Zwack Unicum Liqueur 1L [cannot ship] ($26.99)

Campeòn K&L Exclusive Blanco Tequila 750ml ($29.99)

Ascendant Spirits Breaker Limited Edition Bourbon Whisky 750ml ($44.99)

2011 Casa Ferreirinha "Papa Figos" Douro ($14.99)

2011 El Libre Malbec Mendoza ($9.99)

2012 Viña Cobos "Felino" Merlot Mendoza ($16.99)

2010 Seven Hills Columbia Valley Merlot ($21.99)

Mount Gilboa Barbados Aged Pot Still Rum 750ml ($30.99)

Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne ($29.99)

2006 Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne ($59.99)

Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage Champagne ($49.99)

Charles Heidsieck "Brut Reserve" Champagne ($49.99)

Charles Heidsieck "Rosé Reserve" Brut Champagne ($69.99)

2000 Charles Heidsieck Brut Champagne ($89.99)

2011 Conte di Gropello Brachetto d'Acqui ($13.99)

2011 Dragonette Cellars "Seven" Central Coast Syrah ($37.99)

2004 Billecart-Salmon Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne ($169.99)

2012 Lafond Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay ($18.99)

2011 Matanzas Creek Sonoma County Chardonnay ($19.99)

2012 Tablas Creek "Côtes de Tablas Blanc" Paso Robles White Rhône Blend ($24.99)

2012 Matanzas Creek Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc ($15.99)

1997 Potensac, Médoc ($26.99)

2009 Brown Rouge, Pessac-Léognan ($39.99)

2010 Troplong Mondot, St-Emilion ($179.99)

2010 Pichon-Baron, Pauillac ($224.99)

2011 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc ($29.99)

2011 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape ($99.99)

2008 Paul Jaboulet Aîné "Incognito H" Côtes du Rhône ($28.99)

2012 Mas del Périé "Les Escures" Cahors ($16.99)

2010 Jean-Louis Denois Grande Cuvée Limoux ($14.99)

2009 Bodegas Sierra Salinas "Puerto Salinas" Alicante ($14.99)

2011 Shafer "One Point Five" Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon ($79.99)

2010 Dashe "Florence Vineyard" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel ($31.99)

2010 Guardian "Gun Metal-Connor Lee Vineyard" Columbia Valley Red Wine ($42.99)

2010 Veedercrest North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon ($24.99)

2012 Hobo "Branham Vineyard" Rockpile Zinfandel ($24.99)

2011 Corvidae "Rook" Columbia Valley Red Blend ($13.99)

2011 Obsidian Ridge "Obsidian Ridge Vineyard" Red Hills Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon ($25.99)

2012 Sarapo "Donato Lot 4" Sonoma County Pinot Noir ($19.99)

2012 Kalinda "Cuvée Reserve" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir ($24.99)

2011 Torbreck "Juveniles" Grenache-Shiraz-Mourvedre Barossa Valley South Australia ($18.99)

2011 Limerick Lane Russian River Valley Zinfandel ($29.99)

2011 Limerick Lane Russian River Valley Syrah/Grenache ($31.99)

2009 Aldo Conterno "Colonnello" Barolo ($129.99)

2008 Bruna Grimaldi "Camilla" Barolo (damaged labels) ($29.99)

2009 Cantine Ascheri Barolo ($29.99)

2011 Bibi Graetz "Soffocone di Natale" Toscana ($19.99)

2011 Riecine Chianti Classico ($23.99)

2011 Jacques Bavard Saint-Romain Blanc "Sous le Château" ($32.99)

2011 Jacques Bavard Monthelie Blanc ($29.95)

2002 Lopez de Heredia "Viña Tondonia" Reserva Rioja ($41.99)

2012 Kalinda Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($12.99)

2009 Clarke (Baron Edmond de Rothschild), Listrac ($24.99)

BenRiach 12 year old Single Malt Whisky 750ml ($44.99)

2005 Launois "Spécial Club" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (ships as 1.5L) ($59.99)

2007 Viader Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend ($114.99)

2012 Hanzell "Sebella" Sonoma Valley Chardonnay ($34.99)

2011 Green & Red "Chiles Canyon Vineyard" Napa Valley Zinfandel ($19.99)

2010 Amici "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($59.99)

2011 Alexander Valley Vineyards "Wetzel Family Estate" Cabernet Sauvignon ($16.99)

2011 Tablas Creek "Esprit de Tablas" Paso Robles Rhône Blend ($54.99)

2012 Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir ($37.99)

2011 Raventos i Blanc "de Nit" Rosé Conca del Riu Anoia ($22.99)

2011 Algueira Merenzao Ribeira Sacra ($39.99)

2012 Carlos Diaz "Estrela" Ribeira Sacra ($14.99)

1982 Bodegas Riojanas Monte Real Reserva ($119.99)

2012 Te Whare Ra (TWR) Pinot Noir Marlborough New Zealand ($26.99)

Ferreira "Duque de Braganca" 20-year-old Tawny Port ($54.99)

2010 Beychevelle, St-Julien ($99.99)

2012 Melville "Estate - Verna's" Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir ($23.99)

2011 Hendry "HRW" Napa Valley Zinfandel ($16.99)

2006 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape ($79.99)

2011 Fort Ross "Fort Ross Vineyard" Fort Ross-Seaview Chardonnay ($34.99)

2011 Arterberry Maresh Dundee Hills Oregon Chardonnay ($24.99)

2011 Tatomer "Vandenberg" Santa Barbara County Riesling ($22.99)

2012 Truchard Carneros Chardonnay ($26.99)

2011 Joseph Swan "Hawk Hill Vineyard" Russian River Valley Chardonnay ($28.99)

2010 Wynn's "Black Label" Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia ($39.99)

2011 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series "Denton Vineyard" Chardonnay Yarra Valley ($22.99)

Bruno Michel "Les Roses" Brut Rosé Champagne ($49.99)

Marguet Pere et Fils Brut Rosé Champagne ($39.99)

2007 Michel Arnould Vintage "Carte d'Or" Brut Champagne ($49.99)

2010 Domaine Galévan "Esprit Devin" Côtes du Rhône-Villages ($19.99)

2012 Bench Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir ($19.99)

2011 Columbia Crest "H3" Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon ($10.99)

2012 Viñedos Culturales "Ramblis Arco" Alicante ($17.99)

2010 Correggia "Val dei Preti" Nebbiolo Roero ($32.99)

2010 Robert Mondavi "To Kalon Vineyard - Monastery Block" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon ($199.99)

2010 NXNW Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($19.99)

1989 Uitvlugt 23 Year Old Duncan Taylor Single Barrel Cask Strength Guyana Rum 750ml ($129.99)

2011 Vinos Ambiz Malvar Sobremadre ($24.99)

Osocalis Rare Alambic Brandy 750ml ($35.99)

2005 Pierre Moncuit Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne ($54.99)

Pierre Moncuit "Cuvée Pierre Moncuit-Delos Grand Cru" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne ($39.99)

2004 Pierre Moncuit "Cuvée Nicole Moncuit Vieilles Vignes" Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne ($74.99)

2010 Y Blanc (d'Yquem Bordeaux Blanc) ($179.99)

2010 Sandro Fay Valtellina Superiore Valgella Ca' Morei ($29.99)

2012 Bethel Heights "Estate" Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Blanc ($16.99)

2004 Heitz Cellar "Martha's Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($149.99)

2010 D'Anice Blanc, Bordeaux ($14.99)

Campo de Encanto Pisco de Peru 750ml ($35.99)

Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum 750ml ($35.99)