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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

2011 Vina Robles "Red 4" Paso Robles Rhône Blend
Review Date: 4-30-2014
Rich, perfumed fruit jumps from the glass carrying over to a palate of baked blackberry and plum, candied cherry, earth, cigar box smoke & spice, and soft tannins. Great weight and texture are this wine's calling card and it will be a hit at any summer BBQ.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Talley Estate Arroyo Grande Pinot Noir
Review Date: 4-30-2014
Blend of Rincon & Rosemary vineyards aged on French Oak. Fresh black cherry, cola notes, a stem tinge, and a great earthy, mineral streak lend to the complexity and balance of this Pinot Noir. While delicious now, patience with this wine will be very rewarding!

2013 Bishop's Peak San Luis Obispo County Chardonnay
Review Date: 4-30-2014
An incredible offering from Talley Vineyard's value priced lineup. This is a very focused and vibrant wine, with fresh Granny Smith apple, vibrant, tangy citrus zest, and a great mineral drive. Ridiculously undervalued $14 Chardonnay!
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Bishop's Peak San Luis Obispo Pinot Noir
Review Date: 4-30-2014
Another solid Pinot Noir from Talley Vineyard's value priced lineup. 2012 was kind to this wine, lending plenty of bright, fresh cherry, a hint of raspberry, and a great earthy finish. Great balance and quite crowd pleasing!
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart ST 90 BC 0

2012 Talley Estate Arroyo Grande Chardonnay
Review Date: 4-16-2014
The secret is out: Talley makes incredible wine, and now we can barely keep it on our shelf. Their Chardonnay has been a favorite to sell for parties, weddings, and just about any get-together that needs both a crowd-pleasing wine and a wine that goes the extra mile for the "serious wine drinkers" of the group. Bright apple and mild toast (15% new oak) show on the nose, continuing onto the palate with hints of tropical fruit and mouthwatering acid. Once again, the texture shines in this Chardonnay, which has a creamy palate yet fresh, bright, and clean fruit flavors.

2012 Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Chardonnay
Review Date: 4-16-2014
The 2012 Chardonnay from ABC is just unfair to other Chardonnays in the $20 range. Everything is done right with truly impeccable balance; creamy mid palate, texture, citrus and stone fruit, mild toast, and great mineral and acid to really round out the whole package. Serious wine for $20!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Fort Ross "Fort Ross Vineyard" Fort Ross-Seaview Chardonnay
Review Date: 4-16-2014
This wine is made from estate fruit grown in vineyards with an ocean view, giving a hint of salinity among zesty acid, a bright mineral streak, and ripe pear, peach, and citrus flavors. This is classic Sonoma Coast, another serious and balanced Chardonnay offering from Fort Ross!
Top Value!

Daniel Ginsburg "Grande Reserve Sous Bois" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 3-9-2014
Impeccable balance is the key to this Champagne. Somehow, amidst the rich and toasty qualities, the wine stays so fresh and vibrant and finishes completely dry. Another amazing Champagne from Daniel Ginsburg!
Price: $34.99 Add To Waiting List BC 0

2012 Shenandoah Vineyards "Special Reserve" Amador County Zinfandel
Review Date: 3-9-2014
Our longtime staff and customer favorite Zinfandel from the Sobon Estate winemakers returns better than ever in 2012! Brambly and full of lush red fruit, this zin is ready to take on any picnic or backyard bbq. Shenandoah is an awesome party wine and crowd pleaser at $10. Stock up!
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Limerick Lane Russian River Valley Syrah/Grenache
Review Date: 2-21-2014
This Syrah/Grenache is full of red cherry, pomegranate, red currant, cola, rose hip, and mild smoked meat with a great mineral streak and perfect balance. While it is slightly closed now, it should open up in the next few months and continue to develop over the next eight years. Stunning!
Price: $31.99 Add To Cart RP 93 BC 0

2011 Limerick Lane Russian River Valley Zinfandel
Review Date: 2-17-2014
The Limerick Lane guys have blown us away again! The 2011 Limerick Lane RRV Zin is full of wild berry fruit, spice, and vibrant acidity. This wine is so bright and focused, I'd really place it in the top tier of Zinfandels that we carry. It is truly great wine that should please all palates!

2011 Seven Hills Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 1-14-2014
In 2011, Seven Hills made no reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, instead adding much of that wine to their entry-level Columbia Valley Cabernet. This packs quite a punch for $20. The reserve vineyard wine adds a bit of powerful black fruit, hefty mineral, and darker tannins to the already prevalent plum, raspberry, cocoa and fresh herbs. Fruit-forward, yet focused and well-structured, this is a very strong offering from a superbly consistent winery.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart WE 91 BC 0

Michel Loriot "Authentic" Brut Champagne (previously Cuvee Reserve)
Review Date: 1-2-2014
This Champagne is easily a top 5 staff favoirte. Made from 100% Pinot Meunier, this wine is full of pie crust richness and stone fruit. It is medium bodied, yet crisp and refreshing. A true crowd pleaser!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart ST 90 BC 0

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