Staff Favorites - Jason Marwedel

Jason Marwedel


2011 Villa Creek "Bassetti Vineyard" Paso Robles Syrah
Review Date: 05-07-2014
Looking for something to get that special “wine geek” in your life? Look no further! The 2011 Villa Creek Bassetti Syrah is not your proto-typical Paso Robles Syrah. Highly aromatic, it really displays the savory side of Syrah. Notes of dark fruit, herbs, smoke rose and exotic spice. Like all the Villa Creek wines, it carries great weight but does so in a balanced, polished and precise way.

2011 Denner "Ditch Digger" Paso Robles Rhône Blend
Review Date: 05-06-2014
Denner is a very exciting winery, whose experimentation with Rhone varietals has lead to some very interesting wines. The Ditch Digger offers sappy pomegranate fruit concentration on the palate, with notes of pipe tobacco and bacon fat. This wine is no light-weight, but maintains fine tannin and polished edges throughout.

2011 Villa Creek "Willow Creek Cuvee" Paso Robles Rhone Blend
Review Date: 05-06-2014
I was really impressed during a recent trip to Villa Creek, and am a huge fan of these wines. The 2011 Willow Creek display notes of sappy dark fruit and spice on the nose, which leads to a clean and balanced palate impression. This wine is no light-weight, but carries itself with poise and precision as a result of the underlying mineral notes and fresh acidity. This wine is a true testament to great terroir and great wine making in Paso Robles!

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!
Price: $49.99 Add To Waiting List

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 Waiting List
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1999 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc
Review Date: 06-19-2010
If you love classic Bordeaux at an affordable price, you need look no farther than Chateau Lannessan! Loads of dark plum on the nose with notes of cacao, tobacco leaf, and cedar. This wine has great texture and a ripe mid palate backed by solid acidity and fine tannins. It will certainly age for another few years, but is great now with an hour of decanting
Price: $19.99 Add To Waiting List

Sorelle Bronca Prosecco DOCG
Review Date: 06-13-2010
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 Waiting List