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2013 Varner "Bee Block-Spring Ridge Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay Top Pick!
2013 Varner "Bee Block-Spring Ridge Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

96 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2013 Chardonnay Bee Block is the creamiest and most expansive of the three Varner Chardonnays. Pastry, lemon oil, honey, wild flowers and mint are some of the many aromas and flavors that develop in the glass. While the Amphitheater Block and Home Block could use another year or two in bottle, the Bee Block is already quite open and expressive. There is so much to like here. Bob and Jim Varner have turned out another magnificent set of wines at Varner and Neely. Vintage 2013 appears to have favored the Chardonnays - which are truly superb - over the ...Read More » 


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AG 96

2013 Varner "Home Block-Spring Ridge Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay Top Pick!
2013 Varner "Home Block-Spring Ridge Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

96 points Antonio Galloni: "A big, powerful wine, the 2013 Chardonnay Home Block hits the palate with serious depth. The flavors are bright and focused throughout, but it is the wine's phenolic intensity that really stands out today. Orchard fruit, white flowers, pepper and mint all lend an element of freshness to the vivacious, structured finish. This is a superb showing from the Varner brothers. The 2013 can be enjoyed now but it also has enough energy and structure to drink well for a number of years. Bob and Jim Varner have turned out another magnificent set of wines at Varner ...Read More » 


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AG 96


2011 Relyea-Wood "Camalie Vineyard" Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

Just 87 cases of the Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon were produced in this 2011 vintage by Relyea-Wood. Their boutique winery sits on Montebello Road in Cupertino, where the gravity flow cellar sits adjacent to the estate vines overlooking Silicon Valley and not far from Ridge Vineyards. The 2011 growing season was fairly cool and the fruit was harvested in late October. 


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2013 Varner "Amphitheater Block-Spring Ridge Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

95 points Antonio Galloni: "Varner's Chardonnay Amphitheater Block is rich, ample and super-expressive. Lemon peel, almonds, chamomile, earthiness, dried apricot and sage meld together effortlessly. The 2013 Amphitheater is a classic Varner Chardonnay built on phenolic intensity and plenty of savory/floral notes that add nuance, while the fruit is pushed a bit into the background. Bob and Jim Varner have turned out another magnificent set of wines at Varner and Neely. Vintage 2013 appears to have favored the Chardonnays - which are truly superb - over the Pinots. The Varners descri ...Read More » 


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AG 95

2012 Ridge Vineyards "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (6 bottle limit)

94 points Antonio Galloni: "Ridge's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate may very well be the single finest value in California Cabernet Sauvignon in its price range. Rich and explosive, with plenty of vintage 2012 exuberance, the Estate Cabernet hits the palate with masses of dark, concentrated fruit that nearly buries the mountain tannins. There is plenty of tension, beneath although 2012 remains radiant and incredibly appealing today. Shades of tar, graphite and smoke add darkness on the finish. The 2012 could use a few years in bottle to shed some of its baby fat, but it is remarkabl ...Read More » 


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AG 94
Limit of 6 per customer

2012 Mount Eden "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

95 points Antonio Galloni: "An utterly enticing, striking wine, the 2012 Chardonnay is captivating from the very first taste. Lemon oil, white flowers and mint are some of the signatures. The 2012 remains subtle and hushed in the glass, with striking interplay of fruit, acidity and bright saline notes. Above all else, the 2012 speaks to pure class. Once again, Mount Eden's Chardonnay stakes its claim as one of this country's oenological jewels. The 2012 appears to have a very bright future. Readers who can find it should not hesitate to pick it up....Mount Eden and its sister estat ...Read More » 


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AG 95


2013 Varner "El Camino Vineyard" Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

100% Chardonnay 100% Block 4, El Camino Vineyard, Los Alamos Clone 4 100% Stainless steel fermentation 26% aged 6 months in new Francois Freres puncheons 74% aged in stainless steel on fermentation lees no malo-lactic fermentation 822 cases produced 


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2011 Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

90 points Antonio Galloni: "Domaine Eden's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, from vineyards in Saratoga and Los Gatos, is wonderfully fleshy and open in the glass. Sweet red cherry, plum, savory herb, menthol and floral notes all meld together in a tasty, foreword Cabernet Sauvignon to drink now and over the next handful of years. There is plenty to like here, including the wine's inviting personality and impeccable balance. Domaine Eden is Mount Eden's sister estate. Proprietor Jeffrey Patterson takes a similar approach here, which is to say the wines are all done with native yeasts and ar ...Read More » 


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AG 90

2012 Kathryn Kennedy "Small Lot Cabernet" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

Kathryn Kennedy's stature in the Santa Cruz Mountains enables the producer to have access to the best fruit from the finest small vineyards in the appellation. These growers even include residential homeowners whose grapes arrive at the crush pad in very small lots. Limited in production, the Small Lot Cabernet is vinified using the same small-scale techniques employed for Kathryn Kennedy's estate wine. Aged in a combination of French and American oak, this wine shows classic Santa Cruz Mountains brambly black fruits with woodsy spice and distinct minera... Read More » 


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2011 Neely "Hidden Block-Spring Ridge Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir Top Pick!
2011 Neely "Hidden Block-Spring Ridge Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

92 points Antonio Galloni: "Crushed flowers, sweet red berries, mint, autumn leaves and cinnamon are some of the many notes that lift from the glass in the 2011 Pinot Noir Hidden Block. Savory and incredibly perfumed in the glass, the 2011 captures the essence of this cool, late-ripening vintage in its mid-weight personality. The 2011 is delicate and even a touch fragile, but it is also exceptionally beautiful." (7/2014)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "My favorite of the 2011s, the Pinot Noir Hidden Block Spring Ridge Vineyard has a light ruby color as well as Burgundian notes of forest floor, wild strawberries, po ...Read More » 


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AG 92 RP 92

2010 Mount Eden "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

96 points Wine & Spirits: "Most of the fruit for this restrained, savory cabernet comes from cuttings Emmett Rixford purportedly sourced from Château Margaux in the 1890s. Martin Ray propagated his own cuttings from that selection to plant in this vineyard's shallow, shale-laced soils at 1,800 feet of elevation in the 1940s and 50s, and later Jeffrey Patterson replanted it in the 1980s with a selection from those vines. Is it just a coincidence that, tasting this blind, my thoughts turned to a 1985 Margaux I tasted recently? Maybe it was the gentle elasticity of the texture, the v ...Read More » 


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2007 Ridge "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2007 Ridge "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (97JS, 94ST, 94W&S, 92RP, 92WS). James Suckling: "Blueberries, currants and flowers. The nose just pops out. Intense. Full body, with a round and velvety tannin structure and lots of currants, ripe strawberries. Very intense every. Black pepper at the finish. Muscular yet toned. Very structured yet balanced. This needs a minimum of four to five years of aging. Paul Draper says that perhaps this is as great as the legendary 1991. Made for aging." (05/2012) 

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2007 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 2)


End Date: Sep 8 2015 9:30AM PT


2012 Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Sour cranberry juice aromas mix with wet slate, strawberry soda, black olives and charred beets on this bottling from historic Mount Eden’s more affordable series. It’s crisp and clean once sipped, with ripe cranberry fruit picking up oregano and marjoram herbs and a nice tartness on the back end." (12/2014) Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Pinot Noir is a pretty, silky wine with plenty of near term appeal. Sweet red berries, flowers and spices meld together nicely in the glass. Overall, the Domaine Eden Pinot is forward, bright and nicely done." (7/2014) Wine & Spirits: "**Best Buy** This comes f ...Read More » 


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WE 90

2012 McHenry Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

The grapes come entirely from a dry-farmed, 2 acre vineyard in Bonny Doon, which lies on a sandy mountain slope at 1,800 feet elevation and about 5 miles from the ocean. The grapes were picked on September 14 at 23.9 degrees Brix, 0.8 total acidity, and 3.4 pH. The wine rested for nearly two years in 60 gallon French oak barrels. There are only 330 cases. 


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2013 Ghostwriter Santa Cruz County Pinot Noir

A partnership between winemaker Kenny Likitprakong (Hobo Wines) and Brian Wilkerson, Ghostwriter is dedicated to producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Woodruff and Aptos Creek Vineyards in Santa Cruz Mountains. They farm sustainably and follow minimal intervention, natural winemaking techniques in order to craft wines with purity that express a sense of place and show off the quality of the region. The 2010 vintage caught the attention of Jon Bonne of the SF Chronicle, where it made the Top 100 Wines of 2012 list accompanied by these remarks: "Ken... Read More » 


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2013 Alfaro "A" Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

This is a lovely pinot noir from Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery. They're located in the up-and-coming Corralitos area in the southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation and close to the cool Monterey Bay. One-time residents of the area might recognize this as another delicious product from the founders of the original Alfaro's Bakery! From the producer: "Ruby in color, medium in body. Bright cherry and raspberry on the nose, with abundant Bing cherry, spice and vanilla flavors on the palate. This wine has well-integrated tannins and refres... Read More » 


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2011 Neely "Picnic Block- Spring Ridge Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

92 points Antonio Galloni: "Dark red cherries, game, menthol, smoke, tobacco and licorice take shape in the 2011 Pinot Noir Upper Picnic. Here the style is decidedly gamy. Licorice, earthiness and smoke add complexity as the wine fleshes out on broad-shouldered, intense, savory finish. This is a rare 2011 Pinot that needs more time in bottle to fully unwind. With time in the glass, some of the wilder notes blow off, so readers should plan on giving the Upper Picnic a good bit of air." (7/2014)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There are a scant 146 cases of Varner's 2011 Pinot Noir Picnic Block Spring Ridge Vineyard, ...Read More » 


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AG 92 RP 90

2011 Mount Eden "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Antonio Galloni: "Mount Eden's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon offers a striking interplay of ripe, flamboyant fruit and supporting mountain structure. Fresh, vibrant and energetic to the core, this stunning, beautifully delineated Cabernet Sauvignon might need another decade to show the full breadth of its pedigree, but it's all there. Pinot Noir at Chardonnay get most of the attention and Mount Eden, yet the Cabernet can be every bit as intriguing, just as it is here. The blend includes 5% Merlot, 1% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot....Mount Eden and its sister estate Domaine Eden re ...Read More » 


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AG 95

2012 Ridge Vineyards "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

92 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Chardonnay Estate is utterly impeccable. Lemon, white, flowers, spices, yellow stone fruits, smoke and slate open up nicely in the glass. Readers can look forward to at least a handful of years of fabulous drinking in this resonant, beautifully layered Chardonnay from Ridge. The Estate spent a total of 15 months in American oak, on the longer side by California standards. (Antonio Galloni)" (7/2014)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The beautiful, delicate but powerful 2012 Chardonnay Estate Monte Bello Vineyard (100% Chardonnay) achieved 14.5% natural alcohol. It exhibits notes o ...Read More » 


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2013 Calera Mt. Harlan Chardonnay

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A brilliant Chardonnay, Calera's 2013 Chardonnay Mt Harlan, which was harvested September 18 to October 1, comes from miniscule yields of 1.16 tons per acre and spent 10 months in 30% new French oak. It has a White Burgundy-like minerality to go with terrific white currants, white peach, buttered citrus, brioche and hints of almond. Medium-bodied, vibrant and fresh, it has building richness, yet stays light, crisp and clean, with a terrific finish. This is a serious Chardonnay to drink over the coming 4-5 years. These latest 2013s from Josh Jenson were ...Read More » 


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2012 Domaine Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

91 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Chardonnay is a beautiful, open-knit wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Hints of orange peel and mint add character to this classy, understated Chardonnay. The style is all about textural softness and polish. The 2012 is about 60% declassified juice from the Mount Eden program and 40% juice from the Domaine Eden property itself. Jeffrey Patterson is one of the most soft-spoken winemakers in California, but don't let that fool you; he is a man of deeply held convictions, with strong views that inform all of his wines. Mount Ede ...Read More » 


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AG 91


2012 McHenry "Swan Clone-Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

The grapes are from a small block of a dry-farmed, 2 acre vineyard derived from cuttings that ultimately came from Joe Swan's vineyard in the Russian River Valley. The grapes were picked on September 14 at 24.0 degrees Brix, 0.8 total acidity, and 3.2 pH. The wine aged in 60 gallon French oak barrels for nearly two years. There are only 96 cases. 92 points Prince of Pinot: "Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Very sexy perfume of fresh cherries, red plum, rose petal, soy and sweet oak. Cherry and cranberry flavors explode on entry and per... Read More » 


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2012 Kathryn Kennedy "Serious" Santa Cruz Mountains Merlot

Wine Spectator: "Sleek and supple, with notes of succulent cherry, cedar and fresh herb. Drink now through 2017." (10/2014)  


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2013 Ridge Vineyards "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

92 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2013 Chardonnay Estate is classy, understated and polished. Lemon peel, yellow orchard fruit, mint and a gentle hint of spice open up in the glass. A hint of reduction typical of the Ridge Chardonnays is present, which means readers should either cellar the 2013 for at least a few years or give it a good deal of aeration. There is a lot to like in this delicate, delineated Chardonnay from Ridge. (AG)" (7/2015) K&L Notes: This comes from Ridge's famed estate vineyard, Monte Bello, which boasts fractured limestone soils over decomposing Franciscan green stone mixed... Read More » 


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AG 92

2011 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon
Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2011 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon ((93-95RP), 93AG). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Monte Bello (87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc) emerges from the glass with tobacco, grilled herbs, smoke, incense and plums melding together in this soft, beautifully textured Monte Bello. The 2011 is a wine of exceptional textural finesse. The 100% new oak is totally integrated. In 2011, Ridge used a total of 18 of a possible 24 lots for the final blend. The presence of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon is the highest since the 1980s. I expect the 2011 to be a relatively early drinking Monte Bello, but time will be the judge. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2031. (AG)" (08/2012) 

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2011 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 3)


End Date: Sep 6 2015 9:30AM PT


2014 Mount Eden Santa Cruz Mountains Grenache Rosé

Best known for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, this historic Santa Cruz Mountains winery has "dipped their toes" in the rosé game once again with the classic grape of the south of France, Grenache. Of course, it was treated like the best of the winery's varietals, barrel fermented and aged, according to the winery's vintage notes: "The fruit was sourced from an old Santa Cruz Mountains property, Bates Ranch, where they have been growing grapes since the early 1970s. Barrel fermented dry and aged in French Oak for nine months, the wine developed slowly. It h... Read More » 


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2009 Mount Eden "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Mount Eden 2009 Pinot Noir Estate opens with striking aromatics that lead to an expressive core of sweet red berries, crushed flowers, tobacco and spices. It is an impeccably balanced, refined wine loaded with class. In short, this is an American classic. The wine should be even better in another few years once the aromas flesh out. The Estate was not racked until it was prepared for bottling, which was done with no fining or filtration. (AG)" (8/2011)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. High-pitched aromas of redcurrant, cherry and Asian spices, with a sexy floral quality a ...Read More » 


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2011 Neely "Upper Picnic Block- Spring Ridge Vineyard" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2011 Pinot Noir Upper Picnic emerges from an own-rooted parcel planted in 1981. Rich and textured in the glass, the 2011 boasts superb depth for the year. Cinnamon, cloves, dried rose petal, mint and leather wrap around a core of expressive fruit in a hauntingly beautiful, vivid Pinot that delivers the very best of the vintage. There is so much to like here, including the wine's effortless, deceptive structure and depth." (7/2014)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The most pretty, elegant and perfumed of the three, the 2011 Pinot Noir Upper Picnic Block Spring Ridge Vineyard offers fab ...Read More » 


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AG 94 RP 91

2006 Mount Eden "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

90 points Wine Spectator: "Fragrant plum and black cherry fruit has a touch of anise, herb and sage, with a minerally, medium-bodied texture. Ends with a complex mix of fruit, earth and olive. Drink now through 2016. 846 cases produced." (02/09) 89+ points Robert Parker: "The medium ruby-colored 2006 Pinot Noir Estate’s sweet nose of black cherries, dusty earth, and spice is followed by a silky-textured wine displaying a Cote de Beaune-like style emphasizing red fruits and earth, and a spicy, moderately long finish. Consume it over the next 7-10 years." ... Read More » 


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WS 90 RP 89

2004 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Antonio Galloni: "Readers looking for a Monte Bello that is ready to drink should consider the 2004. Just beginning to enter its early plateau of maturity, the 2004 is in a beautiful spot right now. Sweet tobacco, smoke, cedar, licorice and leather meld into a core of dark fruit. The 2004 won't last forever, but it does have enough depth to age beautifully for the another decade, perhaps more. A distinctly floral/savory finish rounds things out nicely." (7/2014)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-red. Smoky cherry and cassis aromas are complicated by wilted rose, cured meat, licorice and sexy oak spices ...Read More » 


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2012 Thomas Fogarty Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains is a very pretty entry-level offering. Sweet red cherries, mint, rose petals and savory herbs all lift out of the glass in a delicate, perfumed Pinot endowed with striking aromatic complexity, bright fruit and fabulous overall balance. (AG)" (7/2014)  


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2012 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

98 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Monte Bello is one of the most harmonious young Monte Bellos I can remember tasting. Seamless and voluptuous through to the finish, the 2012 is showing beautifully today. Raspberry jam, pomegranate, white flowers, mint and spices are some of the many notes that flesh out in the glass. A wine with a distinctly red-hued profile, silky tannins, no hard edges and exceptional overall balance, the 2012 Monte Bello is simply magnificent. The 2012 is racy but also impeccably balanced throughout, with shades of the 2001 that come through from time to tim ...Read More » 


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AG 98


2012 Kathryn Kennedy "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

From the winery: "After a series of cool and cold vintages, 2012 brought a warm and more typical growing season. The larger than normal crop load served only to usher a slow and long ripening. This new vintage surprises in its appeal as current drinking big scale Cabernet. It has a spectatular mouthfeel with a dense core of fruit and soil flavors all carried by an “on target” balance. We are bringing this special wine to the consumer early because it shows an ideal expression of this great vineyard site. Pursuing the standards of quality set forth by the... Read More » 


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1999 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby-red. Vibrant aromas of boysenberry, iron and mocha. Dense but tightly wound and not overly sweet; has a silky texture despite possessing a strong acid spine. Finishes with palate-cleansing acids and a late spicy character. This very young wine will need a good decade of cellaring, but even today there are no rough edges." (6/2002)92 points Wine Spectator: "(Collectibles Designation) A wine of great balance, finesse and grace. Well-focused, the ripe, tart, rich blackberry and currant fruit is intense yet elegant, picking up earthy, mineral and sage notes, and finishing w ...Read More » 


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1996 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Monte Bello (80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, and 9% Petit Verdot that reached 13.4% alcohol) represents a severe selection of only 40% of the vineyard's crop. A blockbuster, powerful, concentrated Monte Bello, it possesses an opaque purple color, plenty of spicy oak in the nose (100% American oak has always been used for aging Monte Bello), and a deep, layered, concentrated style. There is plenty of tannin, but it is sweeter than that found in the 1997, and the wine is more concentrated and extracted. There is a touch of o ...Read More » 


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RP 95 ST 92

2007 Mount Eden "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A completely different animal, the 2007 Pinot Noir Estate reveals a darker ruby color as well as more forest floor/floral character intermixed with sweet black cherry, wild strawberry, and spicy notes. There is no evidence of any oak in this full-bodied Pinot. With silky smooth tannins, impressive richness, and admirable elegance, minerality, and purity, it will be even better in 4-5 years, and should last for 12-15+ years. This iconic winery continues to offer wines with personalities and styles that set them apart (especially the estate wines) from ju ...Read More » 


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2003 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of the smallest crops to be included in the Ridge Monte Bello, only 32% of the production made it into the 2003, which is largely Cabernet Sauvignon (85%) and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot. Out of barrel as well as post-bottling I liked this wine a lot, and it has changed very little from when I last tasted it in February, 2010. It boasts an inky/blue/purple color along with sweet black currant, blueberry, graphite, licorice and toasty vanillin aromas. The tannins are still noticeable in this full-bodied 2003, but seem reasonably well-integrated. ...Read More » 


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2012 Thomas Fogarty Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Asian pear, crisp lime juice and crushed chalk show on the nose of this very restrained wine from one of the region’s top-tier producers. The palate is framed in lively acidity and strong minerality, presenting flavors of white rocks, lemon peel and brie rind. A nice amount of grip will ensure some aging potential too" (8/2015)91 points Antonio Galloni: "Peach, almond, apricot and spices meld together in the 2012 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains. Sweet honeyed and floral notes add lift in a crystalline, entry-level offering that delivers the goods and then some. Drink this supple Cha ...Read More » 


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WE 92 AG 91

2013 Beauregard Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Gris Orange Wine

Bright and vibrant and orange in color with perfect clarity. Almost Neon in appearance. The nose is has aromas of citrus peel, jasmine, rose, fresh cut grass, black tea and honey. Tannin backed by racy acidity with minerals, peach flesh, orange, coconut, and marzipan. It is clean, precise and balanced. The finish has yeast (lees), tannin, vanilla and honeysuckle. Aromatic in the finish leaving the earthy and woody flavors on the palate long after each sip with lingering citrus peel. 


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1997 Ridge Vineyards "Monte Bello" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full deep ruby to the rim. Superripe aromas remain just this side of surmaturite: black plum, black cherry, roast coffee, dark chocolate, menthol. (I might have picked this blind as ripe-year St. Julien.) Great lushness and depth on the palate; pliant, seamless and thoroughly ripe, but with strong supporting structure under the seductive flesh. Finishes with noble, broad tannins and great freshness; mint and licorice notes contribute to the impression of grip and snap. The crop level was 2.5 tons per acre, which Draper says was the highest ever at this e ...Read More » 


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ST 94 RP 90 - 91

2008 Mount Eden "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 10: "Vivid red. Sexy, high-pitched aromas of raspberry, cherry, Asian spices and pungent herbs. Juicy, sharply focused red berry and bitter cherry flavors gain sweetness with air and pick up a suave candied rose quality. A juicy, precise midweight that finishes with noteworthy clarity and spicy persistence. This will age on its balance." 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "A brilliant Pinot Noir, dry and enormously concentrated in mountain cherries, raspberries, strawberries and sweet oak. Completely... Read More » 


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2011 Ridge Vineyards "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Merlot

92 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2011 Merlot Estate is gorgeous. A blast of dark red and black stone fruits melds into a more typical expression of mountain fruit, with savory herb and floral notes that develop in the glass. A kick of bracing 2011 acidity supports a finish laced with iron, smoke, leather and spices. There is plenty to like in this accessible Merlot from Ridge." (7/2014)91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This Merlot is not afraid to show its rough side, with aromas of tobacco smoke, cigar box, thick blackberry, ripe blueberry, black cherry and dust. The mouth-coating tannins are strong on the plush, gr ...Read More » 


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2011 Big Basin Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains has real Cabernet character in its black raspberry, currants, crushed violets, graphite and subtlely herbaceous, cool-climate-like bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, silky, seamless and sexy, with no hard edges, a focused, clean style and a big finish, it will drink well for at least a decade. Big Basin's Bradley Brown continues to fashion some incredible wines from a number of vineyards in the Central Coast. All of these new releases are noteworthy and have elegant, refined and pure characters without losin ...Read More » 


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RP 91 ST 90

Stark Sunshine Orange Brandy 375ml

What the hell is this? The true garagiste of SoCal craft distillation has released something totally unique and perfectly delicious. The true spirit of SoCal, Stark Distillery's wacky orange brandy is everything you'd expect it to be and nothing you fear it could be. Bright fresh and aromatically just what you want, but the palate doesn't feel fake or manufactured at all. This is pure distillate of orange & orange juice that really delivers like no other spirit in the store. 


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