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2013 Woodstock Estate Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale South Australia
Review Date: 3-16-2015
I'm not always the first to appreciate Australian Cabernet Sauvignon but when I tasted the Woodstock, I was impressed. Lush and vibrant dark fruit with chocolate, tobacco, cedar and vanilla wonderfully layered. The wine is big but has a good level of structure and acidity, which helps balance it out. A wonderful wine for $16.99.
Top Value!
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart JH 94 BC 0

2012 Textbook "Mise en Place" Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 3-11-2015
Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Opus One, Dalla Valle, Far Niente and Rudd. These are some of the names that make Oakville one of the most recognizable places to grow and vinify great Cabernet Sauvignon. An Oakville wine that should be recognized as superb in its own right is the 2012 Mise En Place from Textbook. Jonathan and Susan Pey are making great wine year after year but the 2012 has brought Mise En Place to a new level. Rich and ripe with beautiful black and blue fruit layered hints of cedar, vanilla, licorice and graphite. The tannins are very apparent but after two hours in a decanter, they soften wonderfully and bring great joy. Pound for pound this is the Oakville Cabernet to beat.

2012 Araujo "Altagracia" Napa Valley Proprietary Red
Review Date: 3-10-2015
The amazing 2012 Araujo "Altagracia" Napa Valley Red Wine has just arrived and we couldn't be happier. The wine is a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot and 4% Malbec. The wine is bold and vibrant with incredible purity of fruit. Black and blue fruit with hints of red berry, cassis, graphite and a touch of menthol. Cedar and vanilla wrap around the wine with great fervor. Tannins are very apparent but soft enough to approach this wine in the next couple of years.
Price: $129.99 Add To Cart RP 91-  93 BC 0

2012 Walter Hansel "Cahill Lane" Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 3-10-2015
What can you say about a man that makes brilliant wine, year after year, which people adore. That's what Stephen does with the Walter Hansel label. The Cahill Lane is the most tropical of the 2012 Chardonnay. Balanced and well crafted, this is a Chardonnay for all palates.

Sean Thackrey "Pleiades XXIII" Old Vine Red Blend
Review Date: 3-10-2015
A little of this, a little of that. Throw it all together and you Pleiades. The 23rd version of the famous wine from Sean Thackrey is better than ever. Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah.... I'm sure it's all in there. The art is in the blend and Sean Thackrey is a master blender. Enjoy today or 5 years from now. Beautiful.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart ST 92 BC 0

2014 Copain "Tous Ensemble" Anderson Valley Rosť
Review Date: 3-10-2015
Yet another beautiful Rose' from our friends at Copain. Light pink in color, the wine is bright and fresh with lovely light strawberry and pomegranate. The acidity is lively and the mid palate has a little more flashiness than the 2013. This wine won't be around for long.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Urbanite Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 3-10-2015
Carlos Moya of Vinos Unico continues his pursuit of great California wines at fantastic prices. The man who gave you Redart and Amplio now gives you a delicious 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. Bright dark fruit balanced with hints of cedar and vanilla. A true bargain in California Cabernet Sauvignon.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Philip Togni "Estate" Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 3-9-2015
In my top 5 producers of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa Valley, the 2012 is a beautiful medium bodied wine with vibrant blue and black fruit, tobacco, cedar with just a touch of red fruit and vanilla. The wine is young and I would suggest 7-13 years of aging.

2013 Shafer "Red Shoulder Ranch" Carneros Chardonnay
Review Date: 3-4-2015
A California legend, the Red Shoulder Ranch has been wowing Chardonnay fans since 1994. No malolactic fermentation but the lees help add depth and creaminess. Stone fruit, citrus and a cornucopia of other flavors nicely integrated together with a touch of acid and cedar.

2011 St. Clement "Oroppas" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Review Date: 3-2-2015
The 2011 vintage of the St. Clement Oroppas is a fantastic wine that makes me have a little hope for some of the 2011 Napa Cabernet. The wine is a blend of Diamond Mountain, Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder, Rutherford and Spring Mountain fruit. They achieved some lovely extraction for such a cool vintage. Nice flavors of mocha, plum, cedar and vanilla harmonize well with the fruit and make a delicious wine for the next 5 years.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart AG 94 BC 0

2012 Walter Hansel "The Meadows" Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 2-24-2015
A relative newcomer to the roster of Walter Hansel wines, The Meadows is one heck of a wine. Citrus and stone fruit built with malolactic fermentation and lees stirring. A little cedar wraps the wine nicely with a touch of vanilla and zippy acidity. Russian River Valley Chardonnay at its very best.

2013 Kistler "Sonoma Mountain" Chardonnay
Review Date: 2-24-2015
Kistler has been a legendary producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay since 1979. Sourcing fruit from some of California's top vineyards like Hudson, McCrea and Hyde among others, the quality of the fruit is second to none. With very limited production and high demand, Kistler is one of the most difficult wines to acquire. The 2013 Sonoma Mountain bottling is a great opportunity to taste an example of this brilliant producer and what to expect from the 2013 vintage. A blend of several different vineyards, this wine shows great depth, richness with just enough acidity to balance it out. A very enjoyable wine indeed.
Price: $64.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Lyeth Sonoma County Meritage
Review Date: 2-24-2015
Year after year, this Cabernet based wine beats most wines in this price category in quality. Vibrant black and blue fruit wrapped by soft tannin, spice and just touches of Mocha and cedar. Lyeth was founded over 25 years ago and now is part of the BOISSET FAMILY ESTATES.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Angeline California Pinot Noir
Review Date: 2-24-2015
One of our most popular, low priced Pinot Noir. Dark fruit, cherry cola and a touch of vanilla. Simple, straightforward and easy to drink.
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Alban "Patrina" Central Coast Syrah
Review Date: 2-19-2015
The King of California Syrah? Many people think so. Alban Vineyards is one of the finest Central Coast Syrah producers. This is not a wine for the faint of heart. Powerful but textured with layers of flavors that show the nuance of what the Syrah grape can give you. Drink within 5-7 years.
Price: $47.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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