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Gary Norton

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2018 Melville "Estate" Sta. Rita Hills Syrah
Review Date: 03-04-2021
Along with their world-class Pinot Noirs, Melville consistently releases some of the most profound Syrahs in the new world. While Central Coast titans like Alban often hog the spotlight when it comes to this cherished varietal, there are very few producers crafting wines like this today. Made entirely from estate fruit, the 2018 is a distinctly elegant, pliant Syrah that shows blue fruits, dark florals, green olives, dried sage, and concludes with a hint of bacon fat. Grab a few bottles for tonight but stash away some for the future. This gem will be positively dazzling in 3 years, and for $35 your money won't go much further.

2015 Labadie, Médoc
Review Date: 08-06-2018
There is a massive amount of value to be had in 2015 Bordeaux and this Merlot-driven claret is a pristine example of such. Flush with notes of red and dark berries, cedar and tobacco, this expressive red can be enjoyed tonight or cellared for another decade plus. There is a great deal to like here - both by this wine and the swath of amazing 2015s that will be landing over the next few months.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

Michel Arnould Verzenay "Reserve" Brut Champagne (1.5L)
Review Date: 10-03-2016
This is a fantastic non-vintage bottling from Michel Arnould. The blend consists of a heavy dose of Pinot Noir (75%) and the rest Chardonnay, which creates a wonderfully delicate and floral nose that leads into heaps of red fruit and red berries. The finish is clean and citric. A truly special bottle of bubbles.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

Michel Arnould "Réserve" Grand Cru Verzenay Brut Champagne
Review Date: 12-30-2015
This is a fantastic non-vintage bottling from Michel Arnould. The blend consists of a heavy dose of Pinot Noir (75%) and the rest Chardonnay, which creates a wonderfully delicate and floral nose that leads into heaps of red fruit and red berries. The finish is clean and citric. A truly special bottle of bubbles.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Antech Brut Nature Blanquette de Limoux
Review Date: 11-12-2015
With no dosage added, this is the driest of the Antech line. Always crisp and refreshing, it's my opinion that Antech produces the highest quality value-driven sparkling wine on the market right now. The perfect bottle for a wedding, party, or just another Tuesday night.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

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