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2012 Jordan Russian River Valley Chardonnay (Elsewhere $35) Top Pick!
2012 Jordan Russian River Valley Chardonnay (Elsewhere $35)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "The winery is making new strides by finding the best sites for its wines rather than trying to grow everything on its estate. This Chardonnay is a case in point. High in acidity and low in oak influence, it offers restrained layers of tropical mango, lemon and ginger snap." (3/2015) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light yellow-gold. Lively citrus and orchard fruits on the spicy nose. Shows hints of sweet butter and ginger on the palate, complementing Meyer lemon and apple flavors that tighten up with air. Closes tangy and dry, with an echo of ginger and good, nervy persistence. (ST) ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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WE 91

2012 Ramey Russian River Valley Chardonnay Top Pick!
2012 Ramey Russian River Valley Chardonnay

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Decadent aromas of golden pear and Tahitian vanilla rise to the top of this incredibly well-crafted wine, a blend of multiple vineyard sources, most of them single-vineyard designated in other wines. Steely minerality buoys the overall experience, with a touch of vanilla custard. The wine is rich on the aroma yet balanced in taste, with a finishing accent of orange blossom." (6/2015)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Chardonnay Russian River (nearly 14,000 cases produced) reveals leesy notes in addition to wet pebbles, white peach, delicate pineapple and caramelized citrus. Medium ...Read More » 


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2012 Walter Hansel "North Slope" Russian River Valley Chardonnay

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Slightly better is the 2012 Chardonnay North Slope, which comes from California clones 95 and 76. Made from much smaller yields than the Cahill Lane, it sees about 40% new French oak, and reveals terrific fruit intensity along with a full-bodied mouthfeel, a good underlying wet gravel-like character, and loads of peach, pineapple and honeysuckle notes. The wine exhibits a light green hue to its color (which I always consider a positive). It can be drunk over the next 5-7 years." (12/2013)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale gold. Intense aromas of nectarine, pineapple and orange zest, w ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2012 Frei Brothers "Reserve" Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Frei Brothers "Reserve" Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

92 points Wine Spectator: "Combines firm, dark fruit and chewy tannins with a measure of finesse and refinement. Ends with gripping, cedary tannins, bolstered by good length and depth. Drink now through 2024." (4/2015) Wine Enthusiast: "This chewy, still-tight Cabernet is full-bodied on the palate, revealing savory, herbaceous characteristics. Made in a robust style, it’s approachable and enjoyable now." (4/2015)  


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WS 92

2012 Walter Hansel "Estate" Russian River Valley Chardonnay Back In Stock!
2012 Walter Hansel "Estate" Russian River Valley Chardonnay

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Chardonnay Estate, from a vineyard planted in 1976 and 1989, was aged in 38% new Francois Freres barrels, and goes through malolactic with lees stirring for about 6-8 weeks. Another terrific value, this 1,000-case beauty exhibits lots of white peach, honeyed citrus, brioche and pineapple notes enhanced by a gentle seasoning of wood spice, a full-bodied mouthfeel and loads of fruit as well as exuberance. There is a heavy underpinning of minerality running through this attractive Chardonnay. (RP)" (12/2013)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright yellow. Potent orchard and citrus f ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Ousterhout "Nance's Vineyard" Alexander Valley Zinfandel

95 points Wine & Spirits: "The vines that grew this supremely elegant wine were planted in 1999 on the red volcanic loam of a hillside and benchland vineyard in the southeast corner of Alexander Valley. Douglas and Nancy Ousterhout purchased the vineyard in 2009 and hired a pinot noir winemaker, Micah Wirth of Joseph Jewel, to create this silky, delicate zin. It’s as bright as a red cherry fresh off the tree, feeling almost weightless on the palate. As the wine takes on air, the tannins provide an edgy minerality that focuses and amplifies the fruit into a sunny, ruby-red laser be ...Read More » 


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W&S 95 WE 90

2013 The Calling "Dutton Ranch" Russian River Valley Chardonnay Top Pick!
2013 The Calling "Dutton Ranch" Russian River Valley Chardonnay

A collaboration with famed sportscaster Jim Nantz. The winery describes this white as a "classic Chardonnay was blended from select Dutton Ranch vineyards in the prestigious Russian River Valley appellation. Barrel fermentation and sur lie aging have created a rich and creamy wine with notes of stone fruit, citrus, melon, toasted nuts, and vanilla bean. Bright acidity and a long finish make this wine an excellent dinner companion." 


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2010 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2010 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Alexander Valley Cabs are known for their soft tannins and herbaceous notes, and this highly anticipated vintage from Silver Oak is no exception. From the winery: "Our 2010 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a vibrant, elegant expression of this classic appellation from a cooler vintage. It has a deep garnet color and an enticing nose of cassis liqueur, blueberry coulis, tobacco, tarragon and roasting coffee. The seamless palate starts with a berry-laden attack, follows with a full-bodied mid-palate, and ends with a long, savory finish with fine grai... Read More » 


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2013 Buehler Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As most readers know, you don't find Russian River Chardonnay at this price point, and winemaker David Cronin has turned out a very nice one. Crisp, elegant and fruity with delicate pear, white peach and honeysuckle, medium body and a dry finish. (RP)" (11/2014) K&L Notes: The winemaker's notes on the 2013 Russian River Valley Chardonnay, aged on the lees with a judicious percentage of new oak: "The Russian River Chardonnay displays abundant floral/ stone fruit aromas lightly accented by toasty, graham cracker sur-lie qualities. The mouthfeel is creamy and full but t... Read More » 


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2012 Bench Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Bench is one of the labels of Brack Mountain Wine Company, a winery devoted to hand-crafted wines at reasonable prices. The 2012 Cab is sourced from rocky, volcanic vineyards along the western side of the Mayacamas Mountains. Fog in the morning and sunshine in the afternoon helped make this a stellar vintage, with exceptional fruit and nuanced, balanced wines. From the winery: "Deep, dark purple in color, this wine offers aromas of violets, huckleberry and a touch of vanilla spice. The palate is elegantly wound with dusty tannins and a supple, velvet tex... Read More » 


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2012 Roth Estate Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale yellow. Meyer lemon, white flowers and ginger on the perfumed nose. Dry and on the tart side, offering bitter quince and citrus pith flavors and a hint of white pepper. Closes on a subtle herbal note, with good tingly cut and decent length." (5/2014) Wine Spectator: "Features a fresh, grassy profile, with bright lemon, lime and grapefruit notes. Light and crisp on the finish. (Web-2013)" K&L Notes: Roth Estate is committed to making wines with the truest and best expression of the diverse and idyllic growing conditions in Sonoma County. On the nose, the Roth Sauvignon Blanc displa... Read More » 


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2012 St. Francis "Reserve" Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Aged 20 months in French oak, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve possesses an inky/purple color as well as gorgeous notes of blueberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, licorice, camphor and graphite. Full-bodied, youthful and primary as well as stacked and powerful, it offers sweet tannin as well as massive extract and richness. This potentially long-lived, Alexander Valley classic should evolve for 2-3 decades. (RP)" (12/2014)  


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RP 94

2013 Au Contraire Russian River Valley Chardonnay Top Pick!
2013 Au Contraire Russian River Valley Chardonnay

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a delightfully floral and lemony-crisp wine, with a touch of creme brulee blanced between layers of citrus. Despite the rich accent, it's light-bodied and easy to like, offering subtle complexity and a sultry, spicy finish." - Advanced Buying Guide" (12/2014) K&L Notes: Au Contraire comes from California’s prestigious Sonoma Coast AVA. With over 2,000 acres of vineyards, this appellation extends from San Pablo Bay in the south to the border with Mendocino County in the north. With most vineyards located above fog line, a cool climate and beneficial rainfall l... Read More » 


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WE 93

2013 Ridge "Geyserville" Alexander Valley Zinfandel

92-94 points Antonio Galloni: "Ridge's 2013 Zinfandel Geyserville is deep, rich and explosive. A much darker wine than the 2012, the 2013 hits the palate with masses of dark red/black fruit followed by iron, smoke and savory herbs. The intensity of fruit nearly covers the tannins that lurk beneath. There is lot to look forward to in this highly promising, engaging Geyserville. The blend is 73% Zinfandel, 17% Carignane, 8% Petite Sirah, 1% Alicante Bouschet and 1% Mataro (Mourvèdre) (AG)" (7/2014)93 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Taking its accustomed place near the head of this year’s class, Ridge’s classic field blend ...Read More » 


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AG 92 - 94 CG 93

2012 Walter Hansel "South Slope Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid ruby. Sexy red berry and rose pastille aromas show very good clarity and a good dose of Asian spices. Silky, sweet and expansive on the palate, offering energetic raspberry and cherry flavors and an exotic touch of blood orange that adds a bitter edge. Pure and precise, with excellent finishing lift, cut and gentle tannins that fold into the lively red fruit. The most elegant of this set of Pinots today, and one that should age well on its balance." (5/2014)91 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Pinot Noir South Slope is likely to be the last of the 2012s to be released, and wit ...Read More » 


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Marietta "Armé-Lot #1" Sonoma-Mendocino Counties Bordeaux Blend

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Another non-vintage cuvée introduced by the sons is the non-vintage Arme Lot #1. A Bordeaux blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot, it is a deep, delicious, full-bodied, 5,000-case cuvée boasting a dark ruby/purple color as well as attractive notes of cassis, dusty, loamy soil and foresty undertones. Lush and heady, it is ideal for drinking over the next decade or more. The Bilbro brothers, Jake and Scott, have taken over for father, Chris, who is still very much involved, but the newer generation has the responsibili ...Read More » 


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RP 91

2012 Walter Hansel "Cuvee Alyce" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Top Pick!
2012 Walter Hansel "Cuvee Alyce" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Pinot Noir Cuvée Alyce, a blend of clones 115 and 777 grown in heavy clay soils, was made from tiny yields of one ton of fruit per acre. There are 1,125 cases of this stunning Pinot. Aged in 60% new French oak and the rest one-year-old barrels, the wine exhibits beautiful, sweet black raspberry and black cherry fruit, a touch of graphite and subtle wood, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and an opulent, sexy personality. Consume this beautiful Pinot Noir over the next decade or more." (12/2014)92 points Antonio Galloni: "Hansel's 2012 Pinot Noir Cuvée Alyce is a blend of c ...Read More » 


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2012 Emeritus Russian River Pinot Noir Top Pick!
2012 Emeritus Russian River Pinot Noir

89 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a high-toned, structured wine with vibrant acidity that is layered in earth, spice, raspberry and black tea. After a medium-sized weight to the midpalate, it finishes soft and round." (2/2015) Wine & Spirits: "In 2012 the dry-farmed vines at Hallberg gave a simple, welcoming pinot noir with dark fruit that suggests black plum and blueberry. The plump texture finds its balance against juicy acidity, ready for a pork chop roasted with a sprig of rosemary." (4/2015)  


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WE 89

2013 Failla Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Antonio Galloni: "Crushed flowers, sweet red berries, mint and spices lift from the glass in the 2013 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast). Savory and floral notes add nuance on the ethereal, somewhat fleeting finish. This mid-weight, young-vines Pinot is an excellent choice for drinking over the next handful of years. (AG)" (1/2015)  


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2012 DuMol Russian River Valley Chardonnay

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Chardonnay Russian River (4,360 cases) was aged on its lees in one-third new French oak for 11 months and underwent full malolactic fermentation. A six-vineyard blend, it is composed primarily of the Old Wente clone as well as Mt. Eden and a handful of others. Nearly 50% comes from the Dutton Vineyard and the rest from the Heintz, DuMOL Estate, Lorenzo, Ritchie and a few others. Like most of the DuMOL Chardonnays, it reveals a greenish hue to its color as well as attractive aromas of orange blossom, delicate pineapple, wet pebbles and fresh acid ...Read More » 


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RP 92 WS 90

2012 Joseph Swan "Cuvée de Trois" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Vivid ruby-red. Wilder and deeper in pitch than the 2011 version, displaying powerful black raspberry and boysenberry scents and smoky floral and herbal nuances. Juicy acidity adds lift and structure to the ripe, subtly spicy dark berry flavors. The finish features chewy tannins, an echo of candied flowers and very good persistence." (6/2014) K&L Notes: An entry level Pinot Noir from one of K&L's longtime favorite producers. 


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2011 Ravenswood "Big River" Alexander Valley Zinfandel (Previously $40) Top Pick!
2011 Ravenswood "Big River" Alexander Valley Zinfandel (Previously $40)

90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Opaque ruby. Ripe cherry and black raspberry aromas are complicated by notes of licorice, cola and smoky herbs. A sexy floral nuance comes up with air, adding lift to weighty berry and espresso flavors. Takes a brighter turn on the long, sappy finish, featuring raspberry compote and floral pastille qualities." (5/2014) Connoisseurs Guide: "*One Star* This may be the ripest of the new Ravenswood lot, but it does not go the way of chocolaty heaviness, and it delivers a fair bit of bright, slightly raspberry-like fruit. It is fleshy, big-bodied and a bit hot in the bargain, and i ...Read More » 


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ST 90

2013 Belle Glos "Dairyman" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

92 points Wine Spectator: "Exhibits a rich array of flavor and personality. Spicy, toasty anise and black licorice notes join cedary oak details, lending this a distinctive edge, with the blackberry and raspberry elements slow to move to the forefront. Ends with a persistent finish. Drink now through 2023. 3,720 cases made." (12/2014)  


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WS 92

2013 Raeburn Russian River Valley Chardonnay

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Attractive aromas of white peach, poached pear and caramelized citrus are followed by a creamy, medium to full-bodied, pure, well-made Chardonnay that is best drunk over the next 4-5 years. (RP)" (12/2014) Wine & Spirits: "A plump, warming, oak-laden Russian River Chardonnay with decadent scents of ginger, butternut squash and roasted corn, this would fare well with a good chill and a crab salad." (2/2015) Wine Enthusiast: "Golden-hay in color, this has a luxurious toffee-caramel imprint accompanied by apple and pineapple notes. Soft and medium in acidity, it’s a bright, layered wine that fol ...Read More » 


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2011 Iron Horse "Wedding Cuvée" Green Valley Brut

From Wine Enthusiast on the last vintage: "(#10 on their top 100 of 2014) Pinkish-gold in color, this lovely cuvée is a blend of 74% Pinot Noir and 26% Chardonnay, the winery’s take on a Blanc de Noirs. Fruity in peach, raspberry and blood orange, it is multi-faceted and complex, dry and elegant with a long finish that leans herbal, the acidity dialed perfectly right, gentle on the palate and memorable." (12/2014) 


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2013 Lewis Cellars Russian River Valley Chardonnay

94 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Lewis Chardonnays have never been noted for understatement or restraint, and this wide-open offering is no exception, but for all of its bluster, it is an amazingly deep and decidedly serious wine that is far more than a study in excess. It is ripe and fully extracted with layers and layers of ripe apples and sweet spice, and very few wines of such generosity manage to be quite so well-balanced. Like its Napa Valley companion, it will be anathema to those who demand subtlety and nuance above all, but the rest of us will revel in its richness." (10/2014) K&L Notes: So... Read More » 


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CG 94

2012 Gary Farrell "Russian River Selection" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "There are equal parts strawberry and earth in this Pinot, sourced from the who’s who of vineyard sites in Russian River, including Toboni, Hallberg, Floodgate, Rochioli and Bacigalupi. The components come together in mesmerizing ways, making for a balanced and restrained Pinot that’s fresh in strawberry and cherry as well as seasonings of herb and cinnamon spice, building power as it goes." (12/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dark ruby-hued 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River reveals a seductive bouquet of black cherries, plums, earth, spice and a hint of oak. Medium-bodied, well-bal ...Read More » 


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WE 90

2012 DuMol Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "he 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River, which comes from 7 different vineyards and multiple clones, is the largest cuvée, 4,775 cases. Notes of forest floor, wild strawberries, sweet raspberries and cherries notes in addition to roasted meats and herbs are all present in this gorgeous, perfumed, medium to full-bodied, silky textured, pure Pinot Noir. This big-time winner stands up to the single-vineyard bottlings. Drink it over the next decade or more." (12/2014)91 points Antonio Galloni: "A gorgeous entry-level wine, DuMOL's 2012 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is laced with sweet red ...Read More » 


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2012 Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2012 Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2012 vintage in Sonoma County was a productive one, and this mostly Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with a few lots from Sonoma Valley and Dry Creek Valley, didn't need more than 7% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec to help flesh it out. The grapes are sourced 90% from Alexander Valley, 6% Sonoma Valley and 4% Dry Creek Valley. The wine is aged for 16 months in 100% small oak barrels of which 24% are new French oak and 10% new American oak. A beautiful wine on the nose, the 2012 Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is ... Read More » 


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2010 Alysian "Russian River Selection" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Top Pick!
2010 Alysian "Russian River Selection" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Connoisseurs Guide: "If not a wine for fans of extract and high ripeness, this relatively mild-mannered offering is both balanced and accessible with a good fix on Pinot Noir. It very much follows the Alysian model in that it is lithe and light on its feet, and it tenaciously hangs on to plenty of buoyant, red-cherry fruit even as it takes a turn to last-minute tartness." (10/2014) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. Musky red berries, cherry pit and dried flowers on the nose. Taut, sharply focused redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors show modest depth and pick up a peppery quality with air. Close ...Read More » 


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2012 DeLoach Russian River Valley Zinfandel

93 points Wine & Spirits: "Brian Mahoney drew on four vineyards to make this delicious zin, the oldest, Saitone, planted in the 1890s and the youngest, BCD, planted in the 1990s; he raised the wine almost exclusively in older barrels. It’s cool and fragrant, firm yet silky, the flavors quiet but convincing, suggesting rose, dried strawberry and pink peppercorn. Its slow-building intensity calls for a plate of prosciutto." (12/2014) K&L Notes: From the winery: "The wine opens aromatically with enticing notes full of boysenberry and blackberry accentuated with hints of dust and violet. Dark red,... Read More » 


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W&S 93

2012 Walter Hansel "The Meadows" Russian River Valley Chardonnay

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The least expensive Chardonnay (and it’s a heck of a value) is the 2012 Chardonnay The Meadows. Made entirely from the Hanzell clone of Chardonnay planted in sandy Goldridge soils, it sees about 40% new oak, goes through full malolactic, and is stirred on its lees. A Corton-Charlemagne look-alike (at a fraction of the price), it offers copious notes of tangerine oil, caramelized citrus, lemon rind, white peach and a stony character. The oak is kept to a minimum in this medium to full-bodied, delicious, pure Chardonnay. Enjoy it over the next 3-4 years. C ...Read More » 


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2012 Walter Hansel "Estate" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Pinot Noir Russian River possesses pretty strawberry and cherry notes along with crisp acidity and an exuberant, fresh, medium-bodied personality with excellent concentration and ripeness. It should drink nicely for 5-6 years. Combining quality with reasonable prices and estate-grown grapes, you can’t do much better than Stephen Hansel’s Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. (RP)" (12/2013)90 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Pinot Noir Estate is racy, perfumed and accessible. Sweet spices, cranberries and red cherries inform a juicy, mid-weight Pinot long on class and balance. Swee ...Read More » 


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2011 Gamba "Family Ranches" Russian River Valley Zinfandel (Previously $37)

We've been big fans of Gus Gamba's old vine estate Zinfandel, and the now near-cult status Moratto (Starr Road) Vineyard old vine Zin, for years. "Family Ranches" is sourced with the help of a few neighboring vineyards in this slightly elevated, well-drained area that's been a "sweet spot" for Russian River Valley Zinfandel for over a century. Aged in American oak, it's 15.9 abv but hardly showing it through supple, rich layers of toasty cocoa and brambleberry fruit. 


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2008 Chasseur "Joyce Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (Previously $60)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep red. High-pitched red berries and flowers on the nose, with complicating notes of star anise and rhubarb. Tangy, finely etched red fruit flavors are given a firm edge by bitter cherry pit and pick up an exotic candied floral quality with air. Impressively precise and light on its feet, but at the same time very concentrated. A deeper note of blackberry arrives on the long, sappy, focused finish. This could be enjoyed now with a couple hours of aeration." (6/2010)92 points Connoisseurs Guide: "Two stars. The most sophisticated, refined member of the Chasseur brigade, this handsomel ...Read More » 


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2012 Joseph Swan "Trenton Estate" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brilliant ruby-red. Youthful, highly perfumed red and dark berry scents are complemented by deeper notes of cola, mocha and black cardamon, with a sexy floral nuance building in the glass. Smooth, sweet and expansive, offering mineral-laced black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors that become weightier with air. The supple, smoky finish is framed by velvety, slow-building tannins. Distinctly polished in style, with the depth to age." (5/2014) K&L Notes: Joseph Swan is a keeper of the flame for the style of Pinot Noir that made the Russian River Valley famous. Their Tr... Read More » 


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ST 92

2010 Stonestreet "Estate" Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Top Pick!
2010 Stonestreet "Estate" Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "A lovely Cabernet, ripe and delicious, yet complex enough to hold your interest. It’s just beginning its journey in the bottle. Very dark in color, with hard tannins, it has an immense core of blackberries and cherries. Give it at least 6–8 years, but it could still be rocking in 2022." (8/2013) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Monument is gorgeous and totally juicy. Blackberry jam, blueberries, savory herbs, tar, pencil shavings and sweet spices all burst from the glass in this deeply resonant, expressive Cabernet Sauvignon. Hints of mocha, espresso and vanill ...Read More » 


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WE 93

2013 Lynmar Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

From an environmentally oriented winery that's owned by noted philanthropists, a followup to the 2012, which was scored 91 points in Wine Enthusiast, with the following notes: "The winery’s most accessible and available Pinot Noir-still quite small in production-is from several vineyards, including single-vineyard sites like Jenkins. It offers classic Russian River Valley cola spice and bright aromatics and acidity, the texture soft and structured, a smaller percentage of new French oak used for aging." The winemaker is Shane Finley, formerly assistant a... Read More » 


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Marietta "Christo-Lot #2" Sonoma-Mendocino Counties Rhone Blend

90 points Antonio Galloni: "The NV Christo Lot 2 is a new wine brothers Jake and Scot Bilbro have dedicated to their father Christo. Smoke, game, tobacco and loads of dark fruit jump out of the glass in a delicious, Syrah-based red that delivers outstanding quality and value. Dollops of Petite Sirah, Grenache and Viognier round out the blend. I would prefer to drink the Lot 2 over the next few years, while the flavors retain their youthful exuberance." (1/2015)  


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AG 90

2013 Migration Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

According to the winemaker: "Classic Russian River Valley red fruit aromas of pomegranate, cherry and strawberry leap from the glass accompanied by hints of oak-inspired spice. The vibrant red fruit is echoed on the palate, where lovely pumpkin pie spice notes of nutmeg and clove carry through to a long, satisfying finish." 


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2013 Chalk Hill Estate Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

According to the winery: "Our 2013 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is light golden in color and displays expressive fruit aromas of yellow apple, lemon curd and a nice minerality. The bouquet is further complexed by toasted bread, marzipan, and crème brulee with an oak finish. This Chardonnay is quite elegant with its mineral style, akin to a White Burgundy on steroids! Fruit forward and a rich textural body make this complex wine a real crowd pleaser and the fruit is reined in by good acidity and lemon zest." 


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2013 David Bruce Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

A pioneer in the production of California Pinot Noir folllowing traditional Burgundian methods, David Bruce continues to excel at crafting distinctive wines that show a sense of place. Their Russian River Pinot is a textbook expression, made in a style that is food-friendly and highly appealing. Look for red berry fruit aromas and pretty floral highlights in the nose, darker notes on the palate, a nice supple mouthfeel, and spice acccents the finish. According to the Pinot Report, "this Santa Cruz Mountains winery continues to craft very attractive Pinot... Read More » 


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2012 Nalle "Vinum Clarum" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

Nalle humerously notes, "Using archaic Bordeaux nomenclature gives us pleasure in naming this light red. Your pleasure will come from the unmistakable Dry Creek aromatics and flavors of blackberry, red licorice and milk chocolate with a crisp finish. A two vineyard blend of 65% Henderlong Nalle and 35% Bernier-Sibary. 90% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Sirah, 5% Carignane from vines averaging 60 years old. Barrel aged 11 months in French oak. Perfect as a summertime red or anytime with English royalty." 


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2013 Rochioli "Estate" Russian River Valley Chardonnay Top Pick!
2013 Rochioli "Estate" Russian River Valley Chardonnay

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Richly carmelized on the nose, the seductive quality of this wine continues on the palate, pushing the boundaries of baked apple and voluptuous body without pushing it over the edge. A classic California chardonnay from a structured, balanced vintage. It finishes with intriguing acidity." (5/2015)93 points Wine Spectator: "A rich, full-bodied style, with smoky notes wrapped around a core of vibrant green apple, pear, honeydew and subtle citrus. Ends with an accent of toasty oak."92 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2013 Chardonnay Estate is gorgeous, as well as a fabulous introduction to Tom Rochi ...Read More » 


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2012 Dehlinger "Estate" Russian River Valley Chardonnay

93 points Antonio Galloni: "Dehlinger's 2012 Chardonnay Estate is gorgeous. Apricot pit, peach, spices, brioche, butter and hints of honey all meld together in a gracious supple wine endowed with tons of class and personality. Layers of flavor build to the rich, voluptuous finish. This is a classic Russian River Chardonnay built on texture and resonance. When I think of the Russian River Valley and its reference-point producers, Dehlinger is always top of mind. Eva Dehlinger is back from a year of studying viticulture in Burgundy. My sense is that she has the ambition to take qual ...Read More » 


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AG 93 WS 92

2013 Failla "Keefer Ranch" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

92 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2013 Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch is one of the juicier wines in the range, yet it retains the mid-weight style of the year at Failla. Rose petals, mint, hard candy, cinnamon and sweet red berries add nunace in a supple Pinot that presents a laid-back expression of Russian River exuberance. This is a fascinating set of wines from Failla and Ehren Jordan. (AG)" (1/2015)  


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AG 92

2012 Stonestreet "Upper Barn" Alexander Valley Chardonnay

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "One of my favorites is the 2012 Chardonnay Upper Barn, which boasts remarkable intensity as well as lots of tropical fruit, a stony-like minerality, and a full-bodied, layered mouthfeel. This is a multi-dimensional, profound Chardonnay (as it often was when made by Helen Turley) from a vineyard planted with an Old Wente clone as well as the Hyde clone of Chardonnay. It should drink well for 5-6 years. Stonestreet’s wines continue to go from strength to strength under the direction of South African winemaker Graham Weerts. The Chardonnays are spectacula ...Read More » 


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2013 Paul Hobbs Russian River Valley Chardonnay

90-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Chardonnay Russian River displays lots of orange blossom and honeysuckle characteristics in a full-bodied, exuberant style with admirable minerality as well as good acidity. Drink now-2019. (RP)" (12/2014) 90-92 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2013 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is bright, focused and energetic in the glass. Lemon oil, white flowers and saline notes are some of the signatures. The 2013 is shaping up to be a beauty. (AG)" (1/2015)  


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2012 DuMol "Jack Robert's Run" Sonoma Coast Syrah

95 points Connoisseurs Guide: "***Three Stars*** Intensely spicy with a wealth of pepper and game tagging it as Syrah in no uncertain terms yet also wonderfully deep in ongoing blackberry-like fruit, this exquisitely structured wine manages to be big, balanced and uncommonly well-polished all at the same time. It is showy in some ways and still nascent in others, and it impresses as a wine with great places to go. It would be a shame to pour it before its fifth or sixth birthday, and it should continue to grow for at least twice as long." (11/2014)94 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Syrah Jack Robert's Run Grego ...Read More » 


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