Staff Favorites - lindseyohara



2015 CVNE "Cune Imperial" Gran Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 05-15-2022
The 2015 Cvne Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja is a serious wine! Richly layered on the nose with black fruits, cherry cola, tobacco, and toasty notes. The palate is full of black cherries, vanilla and baking spices with a great tannin structure. While this wine is great to drink now, it will develop beautifully over the next 5-10 years.

2020 Forja de Salnés "Leirana" Albariño Rías Baixas
Review Date: 05-15-2022
The 2020 Forja De Salnes Leirana Albarino has become one of my favorite wines of the season. The aromas start with lots of lemony zest, white flowers and white peach, and as you sip there are added layers of citrus, melon and honeysuckle. The finish is just as intriguing as the first sip, showing lots of minerality and saline influence from the coastal climate. This is a beautiful wine and can be enjoyed on its own or with shellfish and pasta dishes.
Price: $28.99 Add To Cart

2020 Ata Rangi "Crimson" Pinot Noir Martinborough
Review Date: 05-13-2022
Another fantastic Pinot Noir coming out of Martinborough. This wine is super approachable with crunchy red fruits and complex layers of spice. It is youthful and fresh on the palate with fine tannins. Perfect for sipping on its own or pairing with summer barbecues.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2019 Fromm "Clayvin Vineyard" Pinot Noir Marlborough
Review Date: 05-13-2022
This wine is richly fruited and beautifully spiced on the nose. As you sip, red cherries, mineral notes, herbs and crushed flowers come together and are balanced with well structured tannins. Drink this now or hold for years to come,
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2020 Laberinto "Cenizas de Laberinto" Sauvignon Blanc Maule Valley
Review Date: 05-06-2022
This is such a unique Sauv Blanc, and totally perfect for those looking for a new, refreshing, mouthwatering white wine for the summer. The palate still offers all the great citrus notes and acidity that Sauv Blanc drinkers love, but there is much more to this wine. Having been fermented in stainless steel at a low temp, this wine retains freshness with bright stone fruit coming through and lasting minerality that keeps the finish going. This wine is zesty and delicious. Enjoy with summer salads and seafood. Cheers!
Price: $18.99 Add To Cart

2020 Presqu'ile Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir
Review Date: 05-01-2022
The 2020 Presqu'ile Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara is such a pretty wine...the nose is full of tart red berries, with a little smoke and earthiness. The palate doesn't disappoint with mouth watering acidity, added layers of sour cherries, herbal tea notes, and a spiced finish. At $19.95 this is an incredible value for a wine coming out of the Santa Maria Valley and shouldn't be missed out on.
Price: $19.95 Add To Cart

2019 Kalinda Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 04-29-2022
The 2019 Kalinda Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley is quite possibly one of the freshest Pinots I have tasted in a while, and will be a perfect crusher, even for the warmer months to come. The palate offers bright red berries with well integrated earthiness and great acidity. The juice is so yummy, don't miss out on this bottling. Cheers!
Price: $29.95 Add To Cart

2021 J. Mourat "Collection" Val de Loire Rosé
Review Date: 04-13-2022
The sunny spring and summers days are finally upon us and it is time to start serving up some Rose. This 2021 Loire rose from J. Mourat is perfect all rose drinkers. The nose and palate are bursting with plush strawberry, cherry and cranberry. It is super juicy but still has a nice dry finish. This is super crushable at $14.99. Cheers!
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2018 Chateau de L'Ou "Infiniment" Côtes Catalanes Rouge
Review Date: 04-13-2022
If you are a fan of substantial red wines, this 2018 Syrah from the IGP Cotes Catalanes is for you!!!! The nose is filled with aromas of earthy leather, tobacco and blue fruits while the palate offers richness and texture that leads into a lingering dark chocolate finish. While this is big wine it is still nicely structured and very approachable. Pair this your favorite smoked meats and bbq.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2014 Samsara "Cargasacchi Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
Review Date: 02-27-2022
The 2014 Samsara "Cargasacchi Vineyard" is a well structured Pinot Noir from the Santa Rita Hills. The nose is full of floral and herbal notes while the palate offers up some savory spiciness with a punch of beautiful bright red fruits that gets the mouth watering, while the finish lingers with nutmeg and leather. The wine is gorgeous at 8 years old and will go fast at $39.99. Pinot lovers should snatch this up now!
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2019 Oakridge "Henk Vineyard" Chardonnay Yarra Valley Victoria
Review Date: 02-27-2022
This 2019 Oakridge "Henk" Chardonnay is, hands down, one of the best chardonnay's I have tasted in a long time! The nutty and candied lemon aromas precede a beautiful palate that offers generous stone fruit and green apple, with a lingering mineral and lemon meringue finish. If I were tasting this blind, I would assume this to be a $50-$60 bottle of wine, so at $24.99 I would recommend grabbing multiple bottles before it is gone. You won't regret it. Cheers!!!!!