Staff Favorites - Krista Johnson

Krista Johnson

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2013 Von Strasser "Rudy" Paicines Pinot Noir
Review Date: 04-13-2015
Sumptuous and polished, this Pinot Noir from Rudy Von Strasser is perfect for summer! Strawberry, cherry and soft pepper lead you into a soft herbal finish. Perfect for lighter summer fare and with spicy grilled foods. Rudy strikes again!
Price: $19.99 Add To Waiting List

2012 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 12-12-2014
The Faust is rich and decadent. Ripe cherries, raspberries, mocha and soft cedar envelop your palate and warm your heart.
Price: $44.99 Add To Waiting List
JS 93 RP 90

2010 Château Trillol Corbières
Review Date: 11-20-2014
What an incredibly expressive nose! Crushed rose petals & smokey meaty wildness fly from the glass. The palate is full of dark, rich berries and savory forest floor. Incredible wine for less than $15.
Price: $13.99 Add To Waiting List

2013 Brewer-Clifton/K&L Wine Merchants "B-C. Kessler-Haak Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
Review Date: 11-20-2014
Succulent and seamless, this Pinot is silky & rich with ripe red berries and soft savory earth. The finish is long, lingering and mouthwatering.
Price: Hidden View Price

2013 Domaine Lafage "Novellum" Chardonnay Pays d'Oc
Review Date: 11-20-2014
This is a killer Chardonnay for $10.99. It's unconventional and delicious! This is full of ripe stone fruit, fresh tropical notes and is wonderfully dry. It's a fantastic choice for your holiday gatherings!
Price: $10.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 92

2012 Domaine Cabirau Côtes du Roussillon
Review Date: 11-06-2014
What a lovely wine! Raspberries, cedar, and crushed violet invite your nose. Silky floral and grippy earth entice your palate. This is a very pretty wine at a pretty awesome price!
Price: $12.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 92

Guillaumette L'Authentique Génépi 375ml
Review Date: 11-07-2013
First, a bit of background: "This is traditional recipe from Thomas Bernard-Reymond's Grand Father. Thomas hand picks the flowers from the Ecrin National Park, one of the few producers permitted to do so. He produces two tiny batches each year and has specifically decided to remain true to the original recipe rather than expand at the expense of quality. This is truly one of the highest quality alpine liqueurs available on the market. Only 5500 liters are produced annually." This is one of the most complex and delicious liqueurs that I've ever had! It's floral with notes of lavender, herbal with rosemary and spearmint, and viscous and nectar-like with out being cloying on the finish (not even a little...). There's a sprig of wormwood twig in each bottle to keep every thing happy. Addictive!
Price: $25.99 Add To Waiting List

2011 Hazana "Tradicion" Rioja
Review Date: 11-07-2013
This awesomely priced Rioja is a blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano, and comes from 20-40-year-old head-pruned vines. It's full of dried cherry, savory earth, and sweet tobacco leaf. It's a great Rioja at an incredible value!
Price: $11.99 Add To Waiting List

Wine Club

$8.99
RP 90

2009 Bodegas Muga "Selección Especial" Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 11-07-2013
Incredibly delicious Rioja! This Spanish beauty is super silky on the palate and is full of black cherries, dried herbs, and soft cedar. The finish is earthy with a leathery grip that lingers with a light minerality. A perfect wine to compliment your holiday feast or simply to sip on a cool evening.