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10 SPAN VINEYARDS SANTA BARBARA’13………………..23.99

ALEXANA WILLAMETTE TERRIOR”’15  “In an emerging Oregon style for Chardonnay, this 10th anniversary vintage release is accessible yet firm. Compact lime and apple fruit carries lightly-applied notes of new wood. There are also carefully balanced suggestions of butter and banana, which may indicate full or partial malolactic fermentation. In any event it’s a tasty, balanced and ready-to-go wine.”………32.99

ALMA ROSA SANTA RITA HILLS “EL JABLAI VINEYARD”’05 – “Intense, with vibrant, earthy citrus, green pear, quince and lime notes that are clean and refreshing.”…46.99

ANTICA NAPA’10–“Very impressive, more cool climate than typical Napa chard, this was excellent – Light gold, full bodied with a nose of peach, pear, butterscotch, caramel and vanilla, nice structure, minerality and balance, off dry on the palate with terrific length, tasty.”…………….51.99

ARGYLE WILLAMETTE  “GROWER SERIES”’15  –  This wine presents an interesting mix of herbal, citrus and stone-fruit components. Lemon pepper and grapefruit, with a touch of Satsuma orange, all stand out. A slick lick of caramel carries on the finish..”…….26.99

AU BON CLIMAT SANTA MARIA “NUITS BLANCHES”’14 – Finely textured, featuring lilting white fruit flavors that are wrapped inside a silky spiciness. Airy midpalate, with notes of lemon cream. Finishes long and rich, showing a luscious mix of sea salt and hints of caramel, accented by some dried coconut details.”………69.99

AU BON CLIMAT SANTA BARBARA’17…………….37.99

BALLETTO RUSSIAN RIVER’13 – “Light golden yellow color in the glass. Aromas of green apple, lime, lemon and buttery oak. Apple-driven flavors on the palate have good richness and are complimented by oak.”…….44.99

BALLETTO RUSSIAN RIVER “TERESA’S UNOAKED”’14 – “The first sip shows that this is definitely not what you’d expect of a popular “California Chard.” It’s much leaner and quite lemony, more Chablis style than Californian, with lemon notes running through the palate, followed by pear and peach. Overall, the wine is very light and almost astringent, with citrusy acidity persevering through into the finish. Its acidity makes it a good food wine.”…….33.99

BEAULIEU VINEYARD CALIFORNIA “COASTAL”’13……….23.99

BERINGER NAPA “LUMINUS”’12 – “The 2012 Luminus has a striking purity of fruit, and showcases bright citrus characteristics and a beautiful minerality. It has a robust acidity, notes of lemon pith, almond extract, and a silky, elegant texture”…..45.99

BLACKSTONE “WINEMAKERS’ SELECT” MONTEREY’13………………..19.99

BOUCHAINE CARNEROS “ESTATE’08…28.99

BUENA VISTA SONOMA’11 – “Pleasing if modest, offering citrus blossom, white peach and nectarine notes, with a simple finish.”….24.99

BYRON SANTA BARBARA’0923.99

CAMBRIA SANTA MARIA “BENCHMARK”’14 – “A flinty smoke aroma greets the nose first on this well-priced bottling from the Jackson family, with roasted Marcona almond, toasted brioche and seared lemon also showing. A bright energy bolsters the palate, where Meyer lemon ripeness gains pencil shavings and chipped oak flavors in the midpalate.”…15.99

CAMBRIDGE CELLARS  CENTRAL COAST “ LIMITED”’15 – “Clean and fresh, balanced and showing apple and a long, smooth finish.”………28.99

CAMBRIDGE & SUNSET CALIFORNIA’09 …12.99

CEDAR BROOK CALIFORNIA’13………….13.99

CHAMISAL CENTRAL COAST “STAINLESS”’10 – “The wine offers a lovely nose of flint, green mango, apple skins, with a hint of petrol. There are some vegetal notes underlying the overall aromas. It’s somewhat citrusy, with pineapple and tropical fruits coming across as the wine opens up. On the palate, its tart, with lots of fruits, a hint of vegetal, orange pith, lemon oil, and a nice minerality.  The wine has good body, and a nice, long finish. As it evolves in the mouth, it moves from citrus to green apples, with underlying notes of talc. It’s a very nice wine.”………….16.99

CHARLES SMITH WASHINGTON “EVE”’16 –Simple and Pinot Grigio-like, this Washington Chardonnay has soft notes of red apple, macerated lemon, and a touch of rocky minerality. The medium-bodied palate adds in some spice, but overall, it lacks interest.”………23.99

CHATEAU ST. JEAN ALEXANDER “ROBERT YOUNG”’11 …..40.99

CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA “CANOE RIDGE”’14……37.99

CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA VALLEY “COLD CREEK”’13…37.99

CLINE CALIFORNIA’12 ………………………..20.99

CLOS PEGASE NAPA ‘MITSUKOS VINEYARD”’15 – “Pretty and seductive white with sliced ripe apple and lemon rind character. Medium body, hints of cream and a delicious finish.”………34.99

COLUMBIA CREST COLUMBIAVALLEY  “GRAND ESTATE”’09 – “Light in texture, playing caramel and tobacco flavors against lime and green apple fruit, mingling effectively on the lively finish.”….18.99

CONCANNON CENTRAL COAST “FOUNDERS”’14  – “A light straw color in the glass, stone-fruit and pineapple aromas on the nose. It’s delicate on the palate, with easy apple, oak and vanilla flavors.”………23.99

CRAFTWORK MONTEREY’14 – “Cool Pacific ocean breezes sweep over Chardonnay grapes in California’s Monterey County, and are responsible for many Burgundian style Chardonnays like this one.”……23.99

CUPCAKE CENTRAL COAST’13………………16.99

DAVIES FAMILY SELECTIONS – CROIX  RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY “STARLING MORELLI ROOST”’12 …………..56.99

DAVIS ESTATES NAPA’13 – “Offers wonderful vibrancy, density and focus, aimed squarely at a mix of citrus-infused green apple and pear flavors. Ends tight and cleansing.”…….42.99

DAVIS ESTATES NAPA MALDONANDO DIJON CLONES “VENGE”’14 – “This is an opulently lush and bold, full-bodied wine, ripe and soft on the palate with a distinct hit of oak on the entry. It evolves in the glass to reveal crisper notions of green apple, nutmeg and lemon-lime.”……46.99

DOMAINE SERENE WILLAMETTE’ “EVENSTAND RESERVE”’15 – “Precise and well-structured, with floral lemon and apricot aromas and sleekly complex lime and stony mineral flavors that finish with laser-sharp crispness.”…………….88.99

DONATI FAMILY “SORELLE PER SEMPRE” CALIFORNIA’11– “Extremely crisp, clear and smooth Chardonnay, very light for a Chardonnay, but still very flavorful. Hints of pineapple and other tropical fruits, very nice.”………25.99

DUCKHORN NAPA’16 – “In 2016, Renee Ary added fruit from a new source to this wine, pulling from the Huichica Ranch in Carneros as well as the usual mix of vineyards in southern Napa, Oak Knoll and Atlas Peak. And though she has retained the basic style of prior years (90 percent of the lot fermented in French oak barrels, 40 percent of them new), she is using more barrels with water-bent staves, which tend to diminish the oak influence on the wine, and she’s changed her malolactic regime to diminish the buttery outcome while still softening the acidity. The result is an earthy chardonnay that’s supple and creamy, with gentle loquat tartness and savory, umami notes of fresh puffball mushrooms.”……… 55.99

DUTTON GOLDFIELD RUSSIAN RIVER “DUTTON RANCH”’15 ……49.99

EOS PASO ROBLES’06…21.99

EBERLE PASO ROBLES’16 –Those seeking a fresh, detailed Chardonnay from Paso Robles will be pleased with this bottling. Light, easy aromas of lemon balm, white peach and clarified butter into a palate full of lemon zest, creamy cherimoya and brioche flavors.”………33.99

EBERLE PASO ROBLES’17 – “Paso Robles is not known as a Chardonnay land, but the Eberle team manages to pull of fresh and worthy bottlings each vintage, even from the eastside of town. Broad poached pear and apple-blossom aromas lead into a palate of peach and pineapple, which is framed by decent tannic tension.”………33.99

ESSER MONTEREY’15 – “Bright golden amber color. Fruity, oaky aromas and flavors of ripe yellow apples, planked oak, grilled pineapple, and lemon curd with a slightly chewy, tangy, dry full body and a warming, amusing, brisk finish with woody, firm tannins and moderate oak.”………23.99

ESTRELLA CALIFORNIA “RESERVE”’11 – “Pale yellow, golden in color. Hints of pear and apple on the nose, with an overall light fruity aroma. Has a nice fruity flavor that is well-balanced. There is a slight buttery aspect to the wine. The oak is pretty subtle so as not to overwhelm the fruit components.”….15.99

ETUDE CARNEROS “GRACE BENOIST”’14 This well-made wine lies on the crisper, lighter-bodied style of the equation, softly textured and lengthy in that brightness of acidity. Anise, Good & Plenty and shocks of nutmeg provide intriguing notes of spiciness that complement the tartness of preserved lemon and green apple.”…….23.99

ETUDE SANTA BARBARA “LYRIC”………..25.99

FERRARI CARANO ALEXANDER VALLEY’15 – “Offers tangy citrus, green apple, pear and honeydew flavors that are elegant and refined.”……… 45.99

FERRARI CARANO RUSSIAN RIVER  “TRE TERE”’14  –  Rich and juicy, with lively white peach, nectarine, apple and honeydew flavors that run deep and persistent, showing off subtle spicy oak nuances. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.”…….62.99

FLOWERS SONOMA’14 – “Light straw hue. Expressive aromas of citrus zest and lime-blossom are highlighted by honeysuckle and wet flint. The palate is heightened by a compelling, site-specific minerality, textural salinity, and precise acidity that carry brilliantly through the finish. A true expression of both the grape and its proximity to the Pacific Ocean.”……55.99

FORMATION MONTEREY’11 – “Golden yellow color. Aromas of baked apples and nuts with a hint of sorghum. Supple and dry-yet-fruity with a medium body and a roasted pineapple, praline, and baking spices on the tangy finish. A pleasant sipper.”….23.99

FORT ROSS SONOMA’11  –  “Fort Ross Winery is nestled on a sunny coastal ridge, overlooking the Pacific Ocean a mile below.  Their “True Sonoma Coast” vineyard is one of the closest, if not the closest, to the ocean in all of California.  This is a great Chardonnay if you are looking for a style somwhere between the over-oaked and the steely style.  It’s all about the gorgeous fruit in this one, Highly recommended.”……..49.99

GIRARD RUSSIAN RIVER’12 – “This rich white is built around fig, pear and honeysuckle notes. Fades midpalate, but regains some depth and persistence on the finish.”……36.99

GRAFTER CALIFORNIA’15 – “Ripe, concentrated fruit flavors of lemon curd, apple and pear are showcased on the palate, with a hint of baking spices. Partial barrel-fermentation and sur-lie ageing provide a creamy texture, while the balance of fruit produced in stainless steel helps to provide focus and vibrancy. The final result is a wine that will please both those that appreciate richer Chardonnays and those that look for pure fruit expression.”…….26.99

GROTH NAPA’16 – “Advancing the cause, the folks at Groth have done a laudable job in highlighting the importance of the cooler temperature Oak Knoll District. The winery’s 2016 Hillview Vineyard Chardonnay offers excellent richness, yet is able to stay crisp and bright—characteristics of a Chardonnay from a cooler growing region.”………53.99

GUGLIELMO WINERY CENTRAL COAST “TRE”  ’13………………..25.99

GUGLIELMO WINERY CENTRAL COAST “TRE”14………………..25.99

HAHN SANTA LUCIA “SLH ESTATE”’09 – “Fruity, citrusy and slightly candied, this youngster may lack for a spot of depth, but it hits the mark smartly as a forthright, crisply constructed effort whose slight angularity is the work of its high yet decently balanced acidity.”….26.99

HAHN MONTEREY “NICKY HAHN”’14 ……23.99

HAHN SANTA LUCIA  “SLH”’15 – This white is vibrant and rich-tasting, offering a complex array of fig, quince, pear and ripe citrus flavors. Well-structured, with notes of lemon meringue on the plush, focused finish.”………………..32.99

HAYES RANCH CENTRAL COAST  “BEST FOOT FORWARD”’13………26.99

HAYES RANCH CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY’14……………………….20.99

HAYES RANCH CALIFORNIA’16 – “It is golden yellow in color with inviting aromas of ripe apple, vanilla and hints of butter. The mouth filling red apple flavors are subtle, yet well integrated with oak to create a very smooth wine that has a soft fruity finish.”…….23.99

HYATT “RATTLESNAKE HILLS” WASHINGTON’0718.99

INMAN FAMILY SONOMA – RUSSIAN RIVER’13………….44.99

J VINEYARDS RUSSIAN RIVER’17 – “There are some lovely florals to this, such as jasmine, then loquat and nectarines, as well as undertones of citrus rind, vanilla and dried spices. Full-bodied with a wonderful mouthfeel and density, but a driven line of acidity and focus.”……23.99

J. LOHR ARROYO SECO “RIVERSTONE”’12……….23.99

J. LOHR ARROYO SECO-MONTEREY “RIVERSTONE”’17 – This wine starts with plush aromas of yellow melon, plumeria, wild lime sorbet and a hint of cream. There is ample zip to the palate, where acidity and a strong floral character keep the honeydew and white peach flavors in check.”………23.99

J. LOHR ARROYO SECO-MONTEREY “ARROYO VISTA”’16 – Tight-grained oak aromas meet with lemon rind, lime blossom and a touch of smoke on the nose of this bottling. The savory palate is reminiscent of smoked chicken in a lemony herb sauce, dusted with sea salt and framed with a solid structure and acidic verve.”………34.99

JARVIS  NAPA “CAVE FERMENTED”’13 – “This has an alluring mix of spicy, toasty oak and fig, green apple, honeydew, graham cracker and subtle citrus flavors. This wears the oak well and homes in on the flavors, which are rich, intense and persistent.”……… 94.99

JARVIS  NAPA “CAVE FERMENTED”’15……… 94.99

JARVIS NAPA “FINCH HOLLOW”’14– “This wine is all about subtlety and finesse, from the lightly aromatic touches of butterscotch and new oak to the delicate mix of fig, tangerine and honeydew notes. The flavors fill out the palate in an elegant manner.”………137.99

JONES OF WASHINGTON WAHLUKE’ 13 – “It’s bit unusual to find a family-owned winery in Washington offering a Chardonnay at this tier, but these folks in the Columbia Basin have a well-earned reputation for affordable and quality red and white wines — thanks in large part to Victor Palencia’s winemaking. There’s no hint of wood in any corner of this wine, which opens with bright aromas of pineapple, mango, coconut, green apple candy, apple blossoms and minerality. The drink is akin to flavors of fresh-cut Granny Smith apple and Bosc pear, bringing persistent acidity and a finish of jicama.”…………….28.99

JOSEPH CARR CALIFORNIA “JOSH CELLARS”15………………23.99

KENDALL JACKSON ESTATES SANTA MARIA “CAMELOT”’13  – Offers lots of subtlety and polish, from the light, vanilla-accented toasty oak notes to the rich, creamy fig, honeydew, white peach and apricot flavors. Intense and elegant.”…………………42.99

LAETITIA ARROYO’13  –  “Abundant flavors of lemon, lychee and green apple framed by elegant French oak and bright acidity.”…….25.99

LANDMARK SONOMA “OVERLOOK”’11 – “Moderately rich and spicy, with ripe fig, baked apple, honeydew melon and light cedary oak, ending with a slight rawness.”…….46.99

LONG MEADOW RANCH ANDERSON VALLEY’16 …….56.99

LONGORIA SANTA RITA HILLS’03 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Bold, rich and loaded with tropical fruit, fig, apricot and melon flavors.”…35.99

LUCAS & LEWELLEN SANTA BARBARA “UNOAKED”’12  –  “The peach and apricot flavors have a crisp, lemony edge, with plenty of refreshing acidity and details of fresh herbs on the finish.”……..27.99

MACROSTIE SONOMA’17 – “The 2017 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay has a white apricot and peach-scented nose with notes of citrus, sliced almonds and toast. Light to medium-bodied, it offers plenty of stone fruit flavors in the mouth with juicy acidity to carry the nutty finish.”………25.99

MARITANA RUSSIAN RIVER “LE RIVIERA”’17……..76.99

MAXWELL CREEK NAPA “RESERVE’12  –  “Clean and pure fruit including Bartlett Pears, White Peaches, and white flowers with touches of orange, lemon cream, and apple.”…..19.99

MERF COLUMBIA VALLEY CHARDONNAY17……..23.99

MOON MEADOW CARNEROS “CAROLINE’S”’12 ……………….20.99

MORGAN MONTEREY  “METALLICO”’15 – Metallico’s aromatics are intense with baked apple, Asian pear, and candied ginger. The palate has ripe fruit flavors of lemon zest and grapefruit. Crisp, food-friendly acidity keeps this special wine refreshing and bright.”…….32.99

MOUNTAIN VIEW MONTEREY COUNTY’03 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…14.99

NEYERS CARNEROS’14 – “This is a luxuriously layered and complex white. It’s an expertly rendered combination of ripe, rich fruit—most notably spicy apple and pear—that’s completely uplifted by bright acidity and a refreshing mouthfeel. Still youthful, it’s both vibrant and nuanced.”……45.99

NEYERS CARNEROS’15……….45.99

PACIFIC OASIS COLUMBIA’14  – Bright golden yellow color. Aromas of apricot, nectarine, honey, and orange frosting with a soft, dry light-to-medium body and a medium-length kiwi and pineapple finish. A light-bodied picnic Chardonnay.”……23.99

PALI WINE CO. STA. RITA HILLS “HUBER VINEYARD”’13 – Just enough white peach and pineapple ripeness on the nose plays to the hedonistic side of the grape, but gracious notes of chalk dust and mandarin orange pith keep it intellectual. The palate is lively and citrus-driven, showing green apple, Bosc pear, salted lemons and more peach.”…….59.99

PALMAZ NAPA’11……………..73.99

PARDUCCI MENDOCINO “SMALL LOT BLEND”’12  –  “With aromas of candied apple and a crisp, dry, soft texture, this is a well made, easy-to-like wine that’s accessible, integrated with classic Chardonnay flavors.”……..20.99

PARIS VALLEY ROAD CALIFORNIA’14 – “Bright gold color. Aromas and flavors of apple sauce, apple taffy, toasted coconut, and lemon curd with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and an interesting, crisp finish with soft tannins and light oak. Soft inviting easy simple flavors.”……19.99

PEIRANO ESTATE LODI“HERITAGE COLLECTION”’07…16.99

PEIRANO LODI “HERITAGE”’13  – Golden straw color. Toasty aromas and flavors of apple, vanilla, pineapple, and hazelnut with a satiny, bright, dry medium-to-full body and a seamless, layered, medium-long finish with notes of honeydew, ripe pear, river rocks, and Meyer lemon with silky tannins and moderate oak. This generous styled Chardonnay bridges old and new world with a simply elegant old world use of oak that brings just the perfect amount of toasty hazelnut and vanilla.”………………..23.99

PELLET ESTATE SONOMA “SUNCHASE” UN-OAKED’13……….94.99

PELLET ESTATE SONOMA “SUNCHASE”’14  – A heady mixture of lemon custard and baked pear marks the entry to this full-bodied, deliciously decadent wine, from a high-elevation site above the Petaluma Gap. Honeyed aromas maintain themselves in the glass, accented in floral honeysuckle and ginger. Lovely and generous, it softens as it goes.”……94.99

PESSAGNO SANTA LUCIA “SLEEPY HOLLOW”’0549.99

PHELPS CREEK OREGON “COLUMBIA GORGE”’16 – “Balance is often the elusive point of difference between pretty good wines and excellent wines. The 2016 Phelps Creek Vineyards Chardonnay offers outstanding balance. TASTING NOTES. This wine is put together ell with all of its parts happily in-sync”……44.99

PICKET FENCE RUSSIAN RIVER’14……………………….30.99

PIETRA SANTA CIENEGA VALLEY’13……………………………..25.99

PRIDE MOUNTAIN NAPA’15 – “Oaky and spicy, this wine traffics in lemon, lime and tart green apple, a medium-bodied effort of balanced richness and concentration that should do well at the table.”………………….63.99

PRIDE NAPA’16 – “The 2016 Chardonnay Vintner Select, from Pride’s estate vineyard on Spring Mountain, is fresh, nuanced and impeccably balanced. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and white pepper add to an impression of freshness and cut.”………63.99

QUEEN OF HEARTS SANTA BARBARA’12 ………….19.99

RABBLE CENTRAL COAST’15……………………30.99

RAMEY RUSSIAN RIVER’16 – “Focused and fresh, with dried, savory herbal notes accenting the fresh-cut apple, citrus and white berry flavors. Finishes with wet stone and spice details and sage cream accents.”……46.99

RAMEY RUSSIAN RIVER RITCHIE”15  “The 2015 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard is a little restrained and reticent to begin, with lime leaves and lemongrass wafts over a core of white peaches, chalk dust and coriander seed. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers incredible freshness and precision, with the raciness contrasted by electric intensity, finishing on a lingering mineral note.”………83.99

RAMEY RUSSIAN RIVER “WOOSLEY ROAD”’14  – The 2014 Chardonnay Woolsey Road Vineyard has exotic jasmine, pineapple and guava notes with hints of crème brulee and croissant. Medium-bodied with plenty of finesse in the mouth, it gives a nice balance between the fruit and savory flavors, with a silken texture and finishing long and toasty.”…………………87.99

RAYMOND MONTEREY  “R COLLECTION”’11……….19.99

ROBERT MONDAVI  CARNEROS / NAPA “RESERVE”09- “Clean, pure and graceful, with the accent on ripe apple, pear and melon. Subtle background notes of toasty oak and vanilla are woven throughout the wine.”………59.99

ROBERT YOUNG ESTATE ALEXANDER VALLEY’07 – “Rich and opulent, with layers of fig, melon and honeysuckle flavors that are full-bodied, silky-textured, long and persistent, unveiling the vineyard’s purity of flavor.48.99

ROMBAUER CARNEROS’18 – “Since the 1990s, big, oaky, buttery Chardonnays from California have enjoyed explosive popularity. More recently, the pendulum has begun to swing in the opposite direction, towards a clean, crisp style that rarely utilizes new oak. In Burgundy, the subregion of Chablis, while typically employing the use of older oak barrels, produces a similar bright and acid-driven style. Anyone who doesn’t like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy its lighter style.”……55.99

RUSACK SANTA BARBARA’11 – “Clean and refreshing, bringing notes of ripe pear, apple and citrus to the forefront. Ends with a pleasing earthiness.”….53.99

SBRAGIA NAPA “HOME RANCH”’16 – This is a big California style Chardonnay. It is golden yellow colored and its bouquet has aromas of buttery caramel, cedar and light citrus. It is full bodied, creamy and mouth coating, with good acidity. The flavors profile features ripe pear, pineapple and creme brulee with hints of light oak and minerality. The finish is slightly spicy and lingers quite a while.”………42.99

SEA SUN CALIFORNIA (BY CAYMUS)’16……..23.99

SEBASTIANI SONOMA’10  – “Bold, ripe, assertive and complex, with tiers of fig, honeydew, spice and light toasty oak. All in all, a good quaffer with some personality and style.”…19.99

SEVEN FALLS WAHLUKE SLOPE’11 – “Fresh and vibrant, this white offers an array of pear, grapefruit, white pepper and floral flavors that dance through the relatively light finish, showing a touch of oak.”….19.99

SHAFER NAPA “RED SHOULDER RANCH”’ 13– “The 2013 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch looks like one of their all-time greats, and to date they’ve all been very impressive wines. The crisp tangerine, honeyed citrus, pear and white peach notes are prominent in this beautifully fruited medium to full-bodied Chardonnay that shows additional orange marmalade notes in the mouth. It’s textured, crisp acid, from having not gone though malolactic, gives it focus and zest, and the overall impression is one of brilliant richness subtly touched by smoke, but letting the fruit dominate. Year in year out, this is one of the superstar wineries, not only in Napa Valley and all of California, but in the entire world.”……73.99

SHAFER NAPA “RED SHOULDER RANCH”’ 14 The Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay is the standard-bearer of this grape variety in the Napa Valley and perhaps in the state of California. This wine has always been a consistent front-runner; 2014 is nothing short of outstanding. Bright with ripe apples, dried peaches and aromatic flowers in the aroma, this wine’s long and persistent flavors following by its exceptionally long, crisp finish.”…….73.99

SIGNORELLO NAPA  “HOPE’S CUVEE”’11  –  “Rich and layered, offering aromas of white peach, honeysuckle and Asian pear. A touch raw and edgy, with a salty edge and a full-bodied finish.”…….121.99

SIXTO COLUMBIA VALLEY “UNCOVERED”’15 – A blend of multiple vineyards (this is the only blend in the Sixto lineup), the 2015 Chardonnay Uncovered is brought up in a mix of concrete and puncheons before spending 18 months in barrel. Buttered pineapple, white flowers, brioche, and some seriously ripe fruit emerge from the glass, and it’s medium to full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and textured, with a terrific depth of fruit. It’s impressive and showed even more freshness and purity with time in the glass.”………45.99

STAGLIN RUTHERFORD-NAPA’09  –  “Delightfully delicate and pure, with ripe honeysuckle, light fig and honeydew melon flavors that are graceful and refined.”…122.99

STEELE MENDOCINO “SHOOTING STAR”’14…………………20.99

STONESTREET ALEXANDER’0630.99

TALBOTT MONTEREY “KALI HART’16……………….32.99

TALBOTT SANTA LUCIA  “SLEEPY HOLLOW”’12  –  “Pale gold. Poached pear, Meyer lemon, buttered toast and white flowers on the deeply perfumed nose. Smooth, open-knit orchard fruit and orange flavors stain the palate, picking up a smoky nuance with aeration. Shows excellent clarity and punch on the mineral-tinged finish, which leaves suave floral and citrus fruit notes behind.”…….45.99

TALBOTT SANTA LUCIA  “LOGAN – SLEEPY HOLLOW”’12 – “Magnificent! A Must Have Chard. Delightful wine to drink on it’s own or pair with cheese and food. A classic style Chardonnay that displays refreshing and bright notes of apple, nectarine, and pear with subtle French Oak. Estate grown from Sleepy Hollow Vineyard.”……..34.99

TALBOTT SANTA LUCIA  “SLEEPY HOLLOW”’14  –  Lightly toasted almond, melted butter, chalk and Meyer lemon scents are delicately woven together in this expressive yet restrained bottling. There is well dispersed acidic energy throughout the palate, where smoked lemon flavors lead into sea salt and white flower notes on the finish.”…….27.99

TAKEN WINE COMPANY SONOMA “COMPLICATED”’14………..30.99’

TARRICA PASO ROBLES’07…17.99

THREE SAINTS SANTA MARIA’09 – “Concentrated meyer lemon and ripe pear aromas are accented by hints of toasty vanilla and light minerality. This medium-full bodied wine displays rich, concentrated apple, lemon and pear flavors on the palate accented by bright acidity, balanced oak and a lingering finish.”18.99

TOM GORE CALIFORNIA’14 – “Lovely balance, refreshment and richness in this Californian Chardonnay. Aromas of peach, green apple and vanilla spice. Beautifully balanced, rich and round.”…………23.99

TOR KENWARD FAMILY NAPA “TORCHIANA BERESIN”’16.………………..90.99

TREFETHEN NAPA “OAK KNOLL”’17 – “A fine Chardonnay with great concentration of fine green apple, tropical fruit and stone fruit with a hint of nuttiness and a lovely oak smokiness.”…….32.99

TRIONE SONOMA “RIVER ROAD RANCH”’16 – This delivers an upfront, savory impression with toasty, biscuity aromas across candied peaches. The palate has praline-coated pear and melon flavors with a smooth array of ripe, fleshy peaches. Holds long and fresh.”………44.99

TRUCHARD NAPA CARNEROS’17 – “Stony and savory notes fill this zesty version, featuring dried white fruit, pear tart and toasty flavors. Buttery finish.”……48.99

TRUE MYTH EDNA VALLEY ’13  – “A perfect chardonnay to serve on the porch or in the living room as dinner is being artfully prepared, the easy-to-like 2013 True Myth Chardonnay simply drinks well; ripe fruit, tropical and core, with some citrus and a fine note of creaminess.”………..23.99

TRUE MYTH  EDNA VALLEY’14– “Vibrant citrus on the nose, the oak element doesn’t emerge until you sip it, where modest oak and vanilla notes come to the fore. The citrus takes on more of a pineapple note as the finish arrives, and that tends to work well enough with the vanilla component. I get a touch of coconut, and hints of apricot and a dash of fresh herbs. Stylistically restrained in comparison to what you’ll find in Sonoma or Napa.”………23.99

UPPERCUT NAPA’13  –  “Lovely aromas of pear and baked apple with notes of nectarine, hazelnut and toasty oak on the palate.”…………..27.99

VENGE NAPA “DIJON CLONES” “MALDONANDO” ’13 – “A very rich, stylish effort, with creamy, toasty oak and a complex core of honeydew, honeysuckle, nectarine and fig flavors. Broad and expansive on the long, full finish.”……… 65.99

VINUM CELLARS CALIFORNIA’0817.99

WALTER HANSEL SONOMA “CAHILL LANE”’14 – “The 2014 Chardonnay Cahill Lane Vineyard emerges from a parcel planted exclusively with Wente clone Chardonnay. Deep, powerful and implosive, the 2014 possesses superb depth along with the buttery, tropical profile that is the signature of the Hansel Chardonnays.”………49.99

WALTER HANSEL SONOMA “NORTH SLOPE”’14 – “The 2014 Chardonnay The North Slope comes from sandy, rich and fertile Goldridge soils. This wine exhibits plenty of honeyed brioche, with a greenish hue to its light-gold color, followed by notes of buttery hazelnuts, poached pear, pineapple and citrus oil. This is French in style as well, but with an almost lavish richness like a top-flight French Bâtard-Montrachet.”………59.99

WALTER HANSEL SONOMA “THE MEADOWS”’14 – “The 2014 Chardonnay The Meadows is all about richness, power and intensity, both in its sweetness through the middle and more tropically leaning flavors. Mango, pineapple, honey, butter, roasted almonds and dried flowers meld into the textured, inviting finish.”………45.99

WHITEHALL LANE “RESERVE” NAPA’00 – “A complex, concentrated style. Firm, earthy tannins support a center of mocha, currant and plum Cabernet flavors, with hints of dill and cedar woven in. Shows a burst of fruit on the long, rich aftertaste.”…99.99

WILLIAM HILL CENTRAL COAST’16 …………….26.99

WOODWARD CANYON WASHINGTON STATE’12 – “Gentle, lithe and appealing, featuring pineapple-accented pear and citrus flavors, finishing smooth. This has restraint, but keep singing on the finish.”………….49.99

ZIATA NAPA/CARNEROS CHARDONNAY’16 – Dried nutmeg, apricot pie, vanilla and spices. Medium to full body, some nice oiliness to the texture and a medium finish.”………65.99

 

American Wines Sauvignon Blanc

BENZINGER NORTH COAST’17……..23.99

CAPTURE WINES SONOMA-LAKE COUNTY “TRADITION”14  – “Shows nutty overtones to the orange zest—scented citrus and melon flavors, lending this an air of spice and richness. Offers some marmalade notes on the juicy finish.”…………42.99

CASTLE ROCK MENDOCINO’13  “This white shows good concentration to its melon, peach and apple flavors, with a smooth body and a dose of acidity on the finish, where a lemon thyme detail chimes in.”…..23.99

CASTLE ROCK MENDOCINO’15  –  “An attractive floral, appley aroma and generous, ripe apple and herb flavors give this medium-bodied wine plenty of personality.”…….23.99

CHARLES WOODSON NAPA “TWENTY FOUR”14 – The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc was aged and fermented in mostly stainless steel. As Rick says this wine was crushed, fermented, aged and bottled – with a more hands off approach to wine making. It is floral on the bouquet with citrus blossom and dessert spices. It is a balanced clean wine – notes of a lemon lime zest linger delicately.”…………30.99

CHATEAU ST. JEAN SONOMA’11 – “This almost clear colored Sauvignon Blanc opens with a mild wet stone and gentle lime bouquet with a touch of herbaceousness. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, acidic, and mouthwatering. The flavor profile is a mineral infused lime with hints of green pepper and green apple. The finish is dry and nicely prolonged.”….22.99

CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA VALLEY “HORSE HEAVEN”’16 – “Light aromas of herb, grass, papaya and kiwi lead to tart, spritely tropical-fruit flavors heightened by grapefruit accents. There’s no mistaking the variety and it’s appealing, with a drawn-out finish.”………23.99

CLOS LA CHANCE CENTRAL COAST “ESTATE” SAUVIGNON BLANC’03 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…22.99

CLOS PEGASE NAPA “MITSUKO’S VINEYARD”’16  – A wealth of ripe sauvignon blanc character yet this remains fresh with grapefruit, gooseberries, blackberry leaf and lime zest. Nice weight on the palate, which is well rounded but carried through by some pretty acidity.”…….27.99

CLOUDFALL MONTEREY  SAUVIGNON BLANC’15.…….23.99

DESANTE NAPASAUVIGNON BLANC’06  – “A dilute style tart lemon-lime flavors that lack concentration. A bracing acidity and notes of fresh jalapeno pepper provide some charm.”…17.99

DUCKHORN NAPA  SAUVIGNON BLANC’14 (HALF BOTTLE)  – “ Fleshy fig and creamy, rounded layers of vanilla provide a complete experience marked by zesty, mellowed acidity. Then a long finish of lemon peel and melon takes over and persists nicely on the palate.”…….21 .99 

EDNA VALLEY CENTRAL COAST’13………………………13.99

ENGINE HOUSE CALIFORNIA ’10……….13.99

ESSER CALIFORNIA’10………………16.99

FERRARI-CARANO SONOMA COAST’12  – “Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc has a rich yellow tone and a medium body. There are all sorts of fruit going on here. Initially, you get some citrus and a little pear. From there, it all goes crazy. There is grapefruit. There is lime. There might even be more than that. At the end, you will notice just a hint of oak to round things out.”…………..27.99

FORTRESS LAKE COUNTY“RED HILLS”SAUVIGNON BLANC’07…39.99

FROG’S LEAP NAPA’16 –  Richer and more unctuous than most recent releases of sauvignon from Frog’s Leap, this wine still holds its freshness over the course of several days. John Williams and his team farm organically, without irrigation, which resulted in a particularly concentrated wine in 2016. Its flavors transform from lime and beeswax toward passion fruit, with hints of toast from long aging on the lees. Clean and lasting.”…….36.99

GALERIE “NAISSANCE” NAPA’11………………34.99

GIRARD NAPA’12  –  “Fresh and vibrant, with a lemony core leading to crisp apple, melon and Asian pear flavors. Refreshing and smooth, offering a crisp finish.”…….27.99

GIRARD NAPA’13 – Light-bodied, smooth and crisp, this white offers a lemon-lime core, with touches of white flowers, fresh herbs and grapefruit zest on the finish.”……27.99

JUSTIN CENTRAL COAST’15 – “Vivid and tangy, with mouthwatering acidity and saline notes accompanying the lemon, lime and green apple flavors. Extremely refreshing.”……25.99

JUSTIN CENTRAL COAST ’16 – “Sharp lime skin aromas are warmed by Gala apple and wet river stone scents on the nose of this bottling, which blends fruit from warmer eastern vineyards and cooler western ones. It’s light in structure and easy to quaff, with searing acidity that carries into the finish. A stony texture frames its honeydew and grapefruit flavors.”…….26.99

LONG MEADOW RANCH NAPA’16 – “A bouquet of grassy peach greets the nose happily in this fruity, refreshing white, followed by thirst-quenching layers of lime. A pretty wine, it hits all marks in terms of balance and deliciousness.”…….30.99

MASON CELLARS NAPA’08 – Refreshingly light-bodied and juicy, offering fresh grass, herb and green apple notes, with lime juice and melon flavors. Smooth and integrated.”…15.99

MATANZAS CREEK SONOMA’11 – “Light yellow. Pungent lemon/lime and green apple aromas show good energy and focus. Taut, focused and refreshingly tangy on the palate, offering bright citrus fruit flavors and a hint of bitter quinine. Closes dry and tight, with good clarity and length.”….30.99

NAPA CELLARS NAPA’10………………….23.99

NAPA CELLARS NAPA’15………23.99

PARDUCCI MENDOCINO COUNTY-LAKE COUNTYSAUVIGNON BLANC’06….23.99

PARDUCCI  MENDOCINO “SMALL LOT BLEND”’09 ………15.99

PRESTON ESTATE DRY CREEK-SONOMA “ORGANIC”’14.………………….37.99

PRESTON FARM & WINERY DRY CREEK’18…………34.99

ROBERT MONDAVI NAPA “TO KALON RESERVE”10- “Full golden yellow, bright tropical fruit nose with some drawn butter. Taste is an interesting mix of tart citrus fruits initially followed by a deep, rich flavor characteristic of many new-world chards. Nice, racy acidity and quite a long finish. Extremely interesting, and quite complex.”………62.99

ROBERT MONDAVI  NAPA “OAKVILLE” FUME BLANC’13 – “A touch of lemon meringue mingles with roasted Meyer lemon, orange zest and smoke flavors, with a supple, round body and a refreshing finish.”……43.99

ROBERT MONDAVI NAPA FUME BLANC14 – “From the winery most responsible in America for popularizing this style of Sauvignon Blanc, this vintage delivers savory, lemony goodness, within a light-to-medium-bodied frame. Integrated and round on the palate, it’s a great wine for the table.”………28.99

RODNEY STRONG  SONOMA “CHARLOTTE’S HOME”’15– “Up-front peach and apricot flavors segue into a juicy lemon core, with whiffs of smoke and dried flowers. Finishes with a charming note of yellow raisin.”………24.99

ROMBAUER NAPA’16 – “Fresh, fruity, and fragrant, the nicely crafted 2016 Rombauer Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc shows up as an ideal aperitif wine. The wine’s ripe melon, dried grass, and citrus peel provide a delightful experience on the palate.”…………….38.99

ROMBAUER NAPA’18 – “Straight-on sauvignon, this has an earthiness to counter all the bold and juicy passion-fruit and pomelo flavors. It’s perfumed, fresh and zesty.”……27.99

ROTH ALEXANDER’11  –  There’s a smoky bent to this wine, adding some aromatics and charm to the crisp lemon, apple and green pear flavors, with a spicy finish.”….25.99

ROUND POND ESTATE NAPA-RUTHERFORD’12  –  “The peach and apricot flavors have a crisp, lemony edge, with plenty of refreshing acidity and details of fresh herbs on the finish.”……..42.99

SEAN MINOR CALIFORNIA’14……..23.99

SILVER CREEK CENTRAL COAST’09- “Candied aromas of honeyed papaya tart, pear custard, and lemon fruit gum with a soft dryish light body and a melon sorbet and candied lime zest finish.”……16.99

SIMI SONOMA’14………………..23.99

SNOQUALMIE COLUMBIA VALLEY’08 – “Light and fragrant, with pretty pear, grapefruit and herb flavors, lingering gently.”………15.99

SONOMA COAST VINEYARDS SONOMA COAST’10  – “Very creamy Sauv Blanc with nice tropical fruit. Pineapple and lime, with a weighty finish. Almost Chardonnay-esque in its weight and finish.”…………..24.99

SPOTTSWOODE NAPA’16 – “Clean, focused and bright, featuring lime peel, lemon and grassy herbal notes, along with ripe melon and peach flavors that are all ripe, concentrated and juicy.”……….59.99

SPRING MOUNTAIN NAPA SAUVIGNON BLANC’04 – “A Graves style, with aromas of fresh mango, earth and mineral, with a hint of tobacco, sage and pebble.”…49.99

ST. SUPERY NAPA’16 ………………..27.99

STAR LANE “HAPPY CANYON” SANTA BARBARA’08…………….22.99

STAR LANE “HAPPY CANYON” SANTA BARBARA’09- “Deliciously tangy, with a lemon curd core joining peach, nectarine and apricot flavors, bursting with juicy acidity and grass and lemongrass aromatics.”………22.99

TEIRA DRY CREEK’12………………………….19.99

TEIRA DRY CREEK’13………………………….24.99

TRIONE SONOMA SAUVIGNON BLANC’14 – The fleshy peach and apricot notes show a surge of juicy, lemony acidity and details of almond skin, spice and smoke. Balanced and focused on the finish.”………………..34.99

TRIONE SONOMA “RIVER ROAD RANCH17……..30.99

VENGE NAPA “JULIANNA”’14…………..73.99

ZESTE CENTRAL COAST SAUVIGNON BLANC’16  –  Citrus takes center stage with this Sauvignon Blanc from California’s Central Coast, where the warm sunshine ripens the grapes to perfection. Enjoy juicy flavors of pink grapefruit, lime and passion fruit as they burst onto your palate.”…………..26.99

 

American Wines Other Whites

ALEXANA WILLAMETTE TERRIOR” PINOT GRIS’16  “This well-made wine is concise and focused, with pinpoint flavors of cut pear holding the core. Hints of thin red berry and a whiff of tea-tree oil animate the nose. It’s unusual and well made.”………29.99

ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS ALEXANDER VALLEY GEWURTZRAMINER’18 – Straw color. Fresh, sweet aromas of kiwi, ripe apricot, honeysuckle, lychee, and Asian pear with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a polished, interesting, medium-length lilac, Meyer lemon, and rosewater finish with no oak flavor. A crisp and lively Gewurztraminer with delicate perfumed style………23.99

ARGYLE AMITY HILLS WILLAMETTE “NUTHOUSE” RIESLING13  “Lean and dry, this delicate white leads with scents of lemon and lees, a hint of clove spice lending complexity. But the wine’s raciness is the lasting impression, the tart Meyer lemon flavors holding a tension that lasts.”………23.99

ARGYLE AMITY HILLS WILLAMETTE “NUTHOUSE” RIESLING14  “This is fruit-powered Riesling, finished dry but with a touch of residual sugar to soften the acids. Apple and Meyer lemon fruit flavors intermingle, sporting abundant, juicy natural acidity.”………23.99

AU BON CLIMAT SANTA BARBARA PINOT GRIS-PINOT BLANC’17…………….30.99

CARINA CELLARS CENTRAL COAST VIOGNIER’10…24.99

CAROL SHELTON PASO ROBLES “COQUILLE BLANC”’09 – Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Viognier……….42.99

CHARLES SMITH COLUMBIA VALLEY “KUNG FU GIRL” RIESLING15 – “Tangy and zingy, with lively acidity that balances against gobs of ripe pear and apricot flavors, carrying through the long, lime-accented finish.”………23.99

CHARLES SMITH COLUMBIA VALLEY “KUNG FU GIRL” RIESLING’16 – “White stone fruit, white peach, apricot, cool and delicious. Think Fuji apple, shiro plum, lime leaves. Focused and a verya long, minerally finish. Kung Fu Girl…..too pure.”………23.99

CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA “COLD CREEK” RIESLING11 “This fresh, lively white displays a pretty range of pear, pineapple and honey notes all woven together. Lightly sweet finish.”…………….36.99

CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA “EROICA RIESLING14……30.99

CHATEAU  STE. MICHELLE WASHINGTON RIESLING’16………17.99

CLINE CALIFORNIA “FARMHOUSE” WHITE BLEND’17 – “Emerald straw color. Toasty, earthy, tropical aromas and flavors of coconut yogurt and kiwi-papaya relish with a soft, fruity light body and a sleek, easy guanabana, melon rind, nutskin, and kaffir lime finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. An interesting, exotically tropical white blend.”…….22.99

EBERLE PASO ROBLES COTES DU ROBLES’08…37.99

EBERLE PASO ROBLES “COTES DU ROBLES” BLANC15……25.99

ETUDE CARNEROS PINOT GRIS15…………37.99

GRACE LANE YAKIMA VALLEY RIESLING’13 – “This  aromatic wine offers notes of herbs, peach and soda water. It’s medium sweet with lightly spritzy fruit flavors that have an herbal tinge.”…….10.99

CRISTOM WILLAMETTE- EOLA AMITY  PINOT GRIS’15 – “Light golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Nicely appointed aromas of citrus, spiced pear, honey, vanilla and flint. Slightly viscous on the palate, with appealing flavors of pear, apple, lime and honeydew melon. Bright, clean and very Alsatian in character..”…….30.99

HELLER ESTATE CARMEL VALLEY  “ORGANIC” CHENIN BLANC ‘14……30.99

ILLAHE VINEYARDS WILLAMETTE VIOGNIER’16……………………28.99

JADE MOUNTAIN CALIFORNIA“IMPERIAL” WHITE BLEND’08…27.99

JONES OF WASHINGTON WAHLUKE SLOPE  VIOGNIER’16 …….23.99

LEFT COAST CELLARS WILLAMETTE PINOT GRIS’09 – “On the palate, the 2009 The Orchards Pinot Gris simply explodes with flavor.  Lemongrass, white peach, and quince, infused collectively with a soft subtle minerality, delight the tongue and tantalize the gullet as it begs for more.  Add to this graceful repertoire a polished, wonderfully crisp finish that hints of fresh ginger, kiwi, and lime.”…….22.99

LONG SHADOWS COLUMBIA VALLEY“POETS LEAP” REISLING’03 …39.99

LUSTRA MONTEREY PINOT BLANC’16.………..26.99

MAIDENSTOEN STA. RITA HILLS “LAFOND” RIESLING16 – Lime pith, scratched pomelo skin, crushed chalk, a hint of flour and tons of rocky minerality show on the nose of this tightly wound bottling—the best of this winery’s current vintage. There is extreme raciness to the textured and slightly grippy sip, with flavors of lime, chalk and a hint of pluot flesh. It’s all about texture.”…32.99

MONTINORE WILLAMETTE “BOREALIS” WHITE BLEND”’NV – Light straw color in the glass with intense aromas of honeysuckle, ripe cantaloupe with hints of spice and petrol in the background. The wine is a bit round in the mouth with generous ripe melon flavors along with dried oat hay and hints of white flowers. Nice acidity balances perfectly with the off-dry finish which is relatively long.”………23.99

MORNINGSIDE CALIFORNIA WHITE BLEND’16…….26.99

MURRIETAS WELL “THE WHIP” LIVERMORE’10- “A nutty white blend: 43% Semillon, 21% Sauvignon Blanc, 21% Viognier, 7% Muscat Canelli, 5% Gewurztraminer, and 3% Orange Muscat. Lemon is immediate on the nose, and a buttery body made me think of Chardonnay, which is actually the only white wine grape not present in The Whip.”………37.99

NOBLE VINES MONETREY PINOT GRIGIO”’18 – Another clean and tasty bottling from this label’s numbered series, this shows light nectarine and lemon aromas on the nose. The texture is grippy and bright in acidity, offering crunchy Asian pear flavors that prove quite refreshing, with decent length.”………23.99

PEIRANO ESTATE LODI“HERITAGE – THE OTHER WHITE”’07…15.99

PHELPS CREEK OREGON “COLUMBIA GORGE” PINOT GRIS17 – “What a Pinot Gris! Phelps Creek’s unique, high elevation vineyard tucked in the hills above Hood River yields grapes with brilliant acidity and loaded with minerality. Apple and pear fruit flavors as crisp as can be, fresh off the the tree!”……25.99

PIETRA SANTA CIENEGA VALLEY PINOT GRIGIO’10………………..27.99

PINE RIDGE NAPA CHENIN-VIOGNIER18………………23.99

PITTSBURGH WINERY SUISUN VALLEY  WHITE BLEND15………….23.99

PONZI WILLAMETTE PINOT GRIS’15 – “Bright and zingy, with pretty citrus and Bosc pear flavors that dance lightly into the finish.”……30.99

ST. SUPERY NAPA “VIRTU” WHITE MERITAGE’09…40.99

ST. SUPERY NAPA MOSCATO’17 – “Superb Moscato! A sweet wine that is extremely aromatic and refined in character (peach, pineapple, lime, linden blossom, clove, rose petal), supple in texture, well balanced, and very long and persistent on the finish. The best Moscato yet from St. Supéry.”……37.99

TERA D’ORO CENTRAL VALLEY – CLARKSBURG CHENIN-VIOGNIER’16  “This is a light and easy-sipping wine. Floral, apple and lightly herbaceous aromas lead to generous fruit flavors like Pippin apples and white peaches while a good balance of crispness and richness shapes the mouthfeel.”………23.99

THOMAS COYNE CALIFORNIA VIOGNIER’12  –  “The grapes for this wine come from a small vineyard on the banks of the Mokelumne River.  The grapes were pressed, barrel fermented and aged “surlie” for five months in French oak barrels.  The wine exhibits a peach and honeysuckle character.”……..33.99

TRUCAHRD NAPA-CARNEROS ROUSSANNE’13 – “Pretty, lifted aromatics are followed with vibrant acidity through a creamy palate of light (not sweet or heavy) almond paste, citrus blossom and curd with a delicate white pepper finish. The 2013 Roussanne will age nicely, but is beautiful and yummy now.”…………….37.99

VALLEY OF THE MOON SONOMA PINOT BLANC’03 …22.99

VOSS CARNEROS VIOGNIER’04…41.99


Argentina / Chilean / Spanish Whites

Argentinean Whites

CASA DE CAMPO TORRONTES’09 – “Forward, with a rounded feel up front, showing hints of heather, wax and tangerine.”23.99

FLOR DE NARANJA MENDOZA-LUJAN DE CUYO TORRONTES’16……..26.99

TAPIZ ALTA COLLECTION ARGENTINA CHARDONNAY13 – “A white with sliced peach and lemon character plus hints of minerals. Full body, plenty of fruit, and a clean finish. A beautiful and stylish chardonnay.”…………….30.99

WAPISA PATAGONIA SAUVIGNON BLANC’17 – “Wapisa Sauvignon Blanc expresses the complexity of this Atlantic Patagonian terroir with zesty citrus and delicate white flowers on the nose, accompanied by hints of fresh ginger. On the palate, flavors of grapefruit and lime come together with tropical guava to end with a refreshing finish. A strong note of salinity is pervasive throughout.”………23.99

Chilean Whites

BLACK CABRA MENDOZA CHARDONNAY’13…………17.99

CASA LAPOSTOLLE RAPEL SAUVIGNON BLANC’14………..23.99

CONCHA Y TORO MENDOZA “CASILLERO DEL DIABLO” COASTAL WHITE’11……………………………….21.99

CONCHA Y TORO LIMARI “MARQUES DE CASA” CHARDONNAY’16 – A layered and luscious white with cooked apple and cream character. Full and flavorful.”…..32.99

COUSINO MACUL MAIPO CHARDONNAY’16……………………15.99

J. & F. LURTON HACIENDA“ARAUCANO” SAUVIGNON BLANC’05…………….14.99

MIGUEL TORRES CHILE “LAS MULAS – ORGANIC”’14  – Herbal and lime aromas with loads of mouth-watering acidity and juiciness for salads and seafood. An amazing and refreshing white for this price point! Finishes with a grassy-lime kick.”……23.99

P.K.N.T CENTRAL COAST SAUVIGNON BLANC’11……23.99

RIO SECO MENDOZA “RESERVE” TORRONTES’0710.99

RIO SECO MENDOZA TORRONTES’0810.99

VINA LA ROSA LA PALMA CHILE’08…15.99

Spanish Whites

BODEGAS EIDOSELA RIAS BAIXAS  “ETHEREO” ALBARINO’15  “Lime and grapefruit aromas are a touch pithy and feline but don’t go overboard. Citrusy and minerally on the palate, this tastes of lime, green melon and green banana. A pure, tangy finish holds firm.”…..23.99

INFINITUS CASTILLA LA MANCHA MOSCATO’NV………………..23.99

VINACOLA DE NORTE CUNE RIOJA MONOPOLE BLANCO’12  – “A firm texture and subtle flavors lend this white a modest character, but the juicy acidity carries pear, fresh herb and mineral notes that linger on the clean finish. Not showy, but has energy.”……..24.99

VINCENTE SANZ CASTILLA-LEON “VICARAL” VERDEJO15 – “Golden yellow with strong green highlights. The nose notices floral notes and light white fruit, with a grassy scent of chamomile. Choosy has a good balance between acidity, fruit and minerality.”………23.99

Portugal White / Greece

QUINTA DE AZEVEDO VIRHO VERDE’16…………….23.99

SKOURAS GREECE “ZOE” WHITE BLEND17………………23.99

Australia / German / New Zealand Whites

Australian Whites

D’ARENBERG Mc CLAREN VALE “THE STUMP JUMP” SAUVIGNON BLANC’16 – “Lime, apple and melon flavors have an appealing, fresh herbal side, with lemon thyme accents and a refreshing finish.”…….23.99

FERN GROVE “SYMBOLS” WESTERN AUSTRALIA FRANKLAND RIVER
SAUVIGNON BLANC/SEMILLON’06
…14.99

FIRST DROP ADELAIDE HILLS “BELLA COPPIA” ARNIES’07 – “Bright and tangy, with a slightly raw edge to the pear and crème fraîche flavors, lingering easily.”………31.99

GRANT BURGE BAROSSA REISLING “EDEN VALLEY THORN”’05 – “Bright, tangy and generous with its grapefruit and pineapple character, shaded with hints of green apple and mineral on the finish.”…26.99

MOLLYDOOKER MCCLAREN VALE “THE VIOLINIST” VERDELHO’13 – “Ripe and waxy, with an opulence to the pear and grapefruit flavors, lingering on the sleek finish.”………27.99

SCHILD ESTATE BAROSSA RIESLING’16………..23.99

German Whites

TRANSYLVANIA ROMANIA FETEASCA REGALA’08………………………22.99

New Zealand Whites

CROSSINGS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC’15 Vibrant, grassy and fresh, with lime and melon flavors accented by a whiff of saline, balancing richness with clean, bright acidity.”…23.99

CROSSINGS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC’17 – Smooth and succulent, with a savory mineral edge to the fleshy melon, cucumber and peach flavors, this is stylish and juicy.”………23.99

CROWDED HOUSE MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC’18……..23.99

KIM CRAWFORD MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC18………22.99

KIM CRAWFORD MARLBOROUGH “SMALL PARCELS” PINOT GRIS’14 – “A fresh and racy New Zealand white wine made from Pinot Gris grapes. Small Parcels refers to the hand selected small lots from the vineyards as chosen by winemaker Anthony Walkenhorst.”……34.99

LOBSTER REEF MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC’18……….23.99

MANU MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC’16 – “Aromatic and attractive, this wine spends a little time on its skins, causing it to burst with aromas of flowers, peaches, lime leaf and a bit of honey. The skins also contribute to the satiny texture, balanced by crisp acidity and finishing with a limy, saline tang.”…….27.99

MUDHOUSE “HAYMAKER” SAUVIGNON BLANC’12………………..23.99

NICK GOLDSHMIDT MARLBOROUGH “BOULDER BANK – FIZTROY”’15  – “This is from Nick’s vineyards in Rapara which is 1/2 of Marlborough, this part as round riverstones has a peppercini note to the passionfruit and some of that grassy nuance as well as a light briny nuance. A good amount of tropical fruit on the tongue with note of that peppery spice and a zesty mineral laced finish.”………….26.99

OYSTER BAY MARLBOROUGH CHARDONNAY’13 – A lovely, balanced New Zealand Chardonnay with attractive aromas of green apple and smoke. Medium- to almost full-bodied with nice acidity.”….23.99

SILENI ESTATES  MARLBOROUGH  “HAWKE’S BAY” PINOT GRIS15 – “Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour with a suggestion of blush, very light on the edge. The nose is light, tightly bound and fresh with aromas of white stonefruits along with a subtle floral lift, and fresh, steely, mouthwatering mineral elements. Dryish to taste and light-bodied, the palate possesses soft and light flavours of white stonefruits entwined with white florals and soft minerals. The fruit expression is clean and pristine. The mouthfeel is soft with flowing, rounded textures and soft and harmonious acidity lending a hint of unctuousness. The wine carries to a light, simple and clean stonefruited finish.”…23.99

SILENI ESTATES  MARLBOROUGH  “STRAITS” SAUVIGNON BLANC15 …………..27.99

THE CRATER RIM WAIPARA SAUVIGNON BLANC’14………23.99

 

French Other Whites & White Burgundy

CAVE DE LUGNY LA COTE BLANC CHARDONNAY”’16  – This soft wine is open with white fruits, a touch of citrus and light, refreshing acidity. The zesty texture a lift at the end.”…….23.99

CHAPOUTIER “LES VIGNES DE BILA HAUT”COTES DU ROUSSILLON’09…..21.99

CHAPOUTIER “LES VIGNES DE BILA HAUT” COTES DU ROUSSILLON’13…………23.99

CHATEAU LE MAINES BORDEAUX CUVEE SOLEIL D’OR ’12……20.99

CLOS DES PAPES CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE’09 – “Superfresh, with blanched almond, green plum, yellow apple and verbena notes carried by almost brisk minerality. The finish is really bright and mouthwatering.”…147.99

CLOS PETITE BELANE BLANC’02 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…16.99

DOMAINE des BAUMARD “COTEAUX DU LAYON LE PAON”’03 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Fresh and creamy, with green almond, white peach, chamomile flower and quince aromas and flavors. Sweet, round finish has a nice twinge of minerality.”…40.99

DOMAINE D’EN SEGUR COTES DU TARN “CUVEE MADELEINE” CHARDONNAY12 –  “This wood-aged wine is very soft and round. It’s still quite reticent in its flavors, showing only light acidity and yellow fruit flavors. It needs time to bring out its rich fruits and wood flavors.”………27.99

DOMAINE GUILLAMAN CHARENTES COLOMBARD-UGNI BLANC’09 – “Overwhelming attack of white peach and grapefruit on the nose, very fruity on the palate, good acidity, light-bodied wine, attractive finish, great summer party wine.”…12.99

DOMAINE LAFLAIVE-MACON VERZE  BURGUNDY CHARDONNAY’16 – “Bread dough and pastry aromas lead off, with flavors of peach and ripe apple. Though lush, there is good acidity buried within. Lingering finish.”…..66.99

DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO ET FILS CHATEANEUF DU PAPE BLANC’16 ……….66.99

DOMAINE TALMARD MACONNAIS CHARDONNAY’13 …… 25.99

E. GUIGAL RHONE “COTES DU RHONE” BLANC’15 –  “Ripe, with a rounded edge to the white ginger, yellow apple and white peach flavors that glide through a verbena-accented finish. Shows a little more weight than the typical white Cotes du Rhone, and still stays fresh.”…….25.99

FREY SOLER ALSACE RESERVE” PINOT BLANC’13 – “Together with its Riesling fame, the Alsace is also renowned for its Pinot Blanc wines and this 2013 from the Frey Sohler estate is a truly excellent example of Alsace Pinot Blancs at their best. With its medium body and low acidity it’s a perfect crowd pleaser and a great all rounder – no matter what your preference we’ve never found anybody who wasn’t eminently happy to be quaffing a glass of Frey Sohler Pinot Blanc! Packed with peach and citrus flavours, this is a lovely, moreish and refreshing white wine. The simpler the better!”…….27.99

GUSTAVE LORENZ ALSACE “RESERVE” RIESLING’16 – Pale yellow straw color. Fruity, floral, elegant aromas of orange blossom, vanilla lychee sorbet, and starfruit with a supple, racy, dry medium-full body and an appealing, medium-length fresh starfruit, bitter almond, and clementine zest finish with fruit, fine tannins and no oak flavor. Dazzling starfruit flavors dominate in this fresh and exotic wine.”………24.99

LA MARQUISE COTES DU RHONE BLANC’16………………….26.99

LIBELLULE PAYS d’OC PINOT GRIS-MUSCAT’17.………..26.99

PIQUE-NIQUE PAYS D’OC CHARDONNAY’16 – “This is a wine to bring along in your basket when you’re throwing down a blanket at the park. With ripe tropical fruit and citrus flavors exuberantly displayed on the palate alongside a hint of toasted oak and butter, this French Chardonnay is full-bodied in style, yet it delivers a lovely vein of acidity that focuses and lifts the finish.”…….26.99

SIMONNET FEBVRE “ST. BRIS” SAUVIGNON BLANC’15 – This wine comes from the only Burgundy region to grow Sauvignon Blanc. It’s soft in style, more nutty than herbal, with almond and white fruit flavors. Immediately drinkable and refreshing.”……26.99

TINEL BLONDELET LOIRE “GENETIN” POUILLY FUME10- “This has a crunchy edge to its melon rind, verbena and floral notes, which all linger through the tarragon-tinged finish.”………39.99

WILLIAM FEVRE CHABLIS “CHAMPS ROYAUX’17……….42.99

ZINCK ALSACE PINOT BLANC’13…………….28.99

ZINCK ALSACE RIESLING’13…………….33.99


Italian Whites

ANTINORI UMBRIA “CERVARO DELLA SALO” CHARDONNAY09……69.99

ARGIOLAS COSTAMOLINO SARDINIA VERMENTINO’16 – “Made from grapes that have been exposed to muffa nobile or botrytis, this lovely dessert wine boasts sensations of candied fruit, dried apricot, almond and ripe yellow peach. The rich flavors are balanced with freshness.”……23.99

BAVA “THOU BLANC” PIEDMONT CHARDONNAY’12………26.99

BOCELLI  VENEZIE PINOT GRIGIO’14.……23.99

BORGO SAN DANIELE CORMONS FRIULANO’07 – A slightly smoky white with lots of freshness and mineral savour.”…28.99

CANTINA ALTO ADIGE BOLZANO SAUVIGNON BLANC’16…………….27.99

COLLEFRISIO VINEYARDS TERRE DI CHIETI “VIGNAQUADRA”
PECORINO ’14
………22.99

DAMIAN PRINCIE COLLE DUGA “TOCAI FRIULANO”’03 …23.99

DEMARIE LANGHE ARNEIS’13 – “A very fresh and clean style of Arneis, all stainless, this is a small family owned porperty, you get a nice hand of sea shell like mienrality here with fresh pear and apple fruit, pretty white floral notes, very clean and fresh. Juicy pear and melon fruit on the tongue with notes of that minerality from the nose through the finish.”………27.99

DEPPERU RUINAS IGT12 – “The wine is called Ruinas because the vineyard site is in the ruins of an ancient village where the granite soil permeates the wine with its hallmark minerality and receives extended ageing of 4 months in a stainless steel tank totaling 10 months.”……….38.99

MEZZACORONA TRENTINO/ALTO ADIGE “DOLOMITI” CHARDONNAY’12  –  “This well-balanced Chardonnay offers hints of smoke, almond skin and vanilla that mesh with fresh-cut apple, lemon curd and crunchy white peach flavors, with a salt-tinged finish.”……..21.99

REMO FARINA VENETO “APPASSILENTO” BIANCO’15……………..23.99

SARTORI FERDI BIANCO VERONESE’07…21.99

SCIORIO PIEMONTE “VIENA LEVI”’03 …62.99

PAULS KELLEREI ALTO ADIGEPINOT GRIGIO’11……………..20.99

PETER ZEMMER ALTO ADIGE PINOT GRIGIO’18 – “This savory white opens with aromas of peach blossom and ripe white stone fruit. The medium-bodied palate doles out creamy pear, honeydew melon and tangy acidity.”…….25.99

TERRE GAIE CLARIS VENETO  PINOT GRIGIO’16……………….23.99

VIA LA CORONA VENETO PINOT GRIGIO’16……..23.99

 

American Cabernet

BEHRENS FAMILY NAPA “HOMELAND”’13  – The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Homeland is another blockbuster Cabernet with an inky purple color, sweet crème de cassis and blackberry fruit, licorice, truffle, stunning concentration and a multi-dimensional mouthfeel. This is another tribute to incredible fruit and purity.”……….101.99

BLACK STALLION NAPA’15 – “With a woody nose of toasted oak and dried herb, this impressive wine is structured and bright, with fresh cassis and red cherry. Balanced and well integrated, it shows depth of flavor and complexity.”…..37.99

CASTLE ROCK COLUMBIA VALLEY’14 – “This wine pops with notes of ripe strawberry, cherry, herb and melon aromas. These notes carry to the palate.”…23.99

CASTLE ROCK PASO ROBLES’15 – “This is a classic, rich cabernet savignon with a dark purple color and expressive aromas of black cherry and spice. On the palate the wine is intense, lusious and full-bodied with a rich core of berry flavors, and there are hints of spice and vanilla in its long harmonius finish.”…….23.99

CHARLES SMITH COLUMBIA VALLEY “SUBSTANCE”’17 – “The base 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is brilliant, and as Cabernet Sauvignon goes, it’s a value that’s hard to beat! Classic black and blue fruits, damp earth, violets, and tobacco notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied effort that stays pure, impeccably balanced, and vibrant on the palate. It’s the real deal.”………27.99

CHARLES WOODSON NAPA “TWENTY FOUR”’06 – ‘The 2006 is a shade denser, rich in dark berry, mocha and black licorice, with firmer tannins.”……………108.99

CHARLES WOODSON NAPA “TWENTY FOUR”’07….108.99

CHARLES WOODSON NAPA “TWENTY FOUR”’08 – “A solid, tannic and racy effort, featuring flavors of ripe plum, wild berry and subtle raspberry pie. This raw-textured version remains in bounds, with a long, pure finish that echoes the medley of berry flavors.”….108.99

CHARLES WOODSON NAPA “TWENTY FOUR”’10 – “Offering distinctive black licorice and wild berry aromas, this is rich, dense and plush on the palate. Well-built and deftly balanced, this gains depth, holding a tight focus on the long, vibrant finish. The tannins are ripe and firm, giving the flavors traction.”….108.99

CHARLES WOODSON NAPA “TWENTY FOUR”’11 – “This wine has a deep burgundy hue at the core with an auburn tinge at the lip. The bouquet is fragrant and enticing with notes of pinewood, Asian five-spice, potpourri, strawberry and subtle alfalfa. Taking a sip, flavors of cigar box, baking spice, black plum compote, red beet and black fruit flavors hit the palate. This Cabernet Sauvignon has soft, yet bold, tannins that deliver a powerful wine without being overbearing with a finish that centers at the back of the palate and throat.”….108.99

CHATEAU SAINT MICHELLE COLUMBIA “RED MOUNTAIN”’16 – Lush, silky, and dense with rich and charming notes of plum and spice. Lavish, long, and refreshing, it’s proof these guys can make killer wines.”………69.99

COL SOLARE COLUMBIA’14 – The aromas bring notes of plum, blue fruit and barrel spice. The palate comes off as considerably darker, with rich fruit flavors supported by firm tannins. There are lots of good things going on if the aromas and flavors sync up, though it doesn’t seem much like Cabernet.”………102.99

COSENTINO LODI “THE CAB” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’16…………….23.99

DAOU PASO ROBLES’17 – “Tasted from barrel, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is very promising, revealing a youthfully primary bouquet of currants and plums that’s already integrated its new oak. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, richly structured and generous, with a sun-kissed core of fruit and a dry, fine-grained finish. A cuvée that includes purchased fruit, this is typically a great value. I’m looking forward to seeing it from bottle.”…….24.99

DAVIS ESTATE NAPA“PHASE V”’13 – “How can you miss with a wine that sounds like a NASA rocket class? All of Philippe Melka’s powers were brought to bear to craft this beauty, Davis’ ultimate “statement” Cabernet. The bouquet is headily perfumed with spice cake and cardamom, with a fresh undercurrent of ripe red and black fruit.”……….249.99

DISTRICT 7 MONTEREY’16……….23.99

DOMINUS NAPA’11 “Christian Moueix and his team at Dominus have experience with rainy vintages in Bordeaux. They also farm a site that is particularly well adapted to draining excess water. So they produced a remarkable 2011, a late vintage challenged by rain close to harvest, It’s proof that a challenge met can create something sublime-like this floral, red raspberry-scented vintage of Dominus. It’s tense chord of flavor incorporating green herb, tobbacco, casis and raspberry in a lasting harmony. The sophistocated structure suggests it will age with grace, while the gentleness of that structure will make it accessible along the way.”………209.99

ENDA VALLEY CENTRAL COAST’14………………23.99

FOLIE A DEUX ALEXANDER’16……….27.99

FORMAN NAPA’13  – “A beautiful wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc and the rest tiny proportions of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. Opaque ruby/purple with beautiful blueberry and black raspberry fruit moving toward cassis on the palate, it is plush, medium to full-bodied, well-delineated, juicy and succulent. This is another terrific 2013. This one was aged 22 months in barrel, but 60% was new oak, and it was never fined prior to bottling.”…………143.99

GROTH NAPA “RESERVE”’13 – “Subtle and complex with mint, black currant and licorice aromas. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a fresh finish. Clean and refined. A delicious Cabernet to drink now or later. Yes.”…………157.99

GUGLIELMO WINERY “TRE” CENTRAL COAST’12………………..23.99

JOEL GOTT NAPA “815”16…….28.99

JOSEPH CARR CALIFORNIA “JOSH CELLARS”17………………25.99

LOHR NAPA “CAROL’S VINEYARD”’14 – Dense and compact, tight and concentrated, this offers loads of rich fruit, with tiers of dark berry, graphite, sage, cedar and crushed rock. Ends a bit clipped, the only minor shortcoming here.”………87.99

KENDALL JACKSON ALEXANDER “JACKSON ESTATE”’14 – “Showcasing several vineyards within the appellation, including Alden and Hawkeye, this is a rounded, approachable wine with quiet red and black fruit and leather notes. Balanced acidity gives the full-bodied, ripe fruit a lift.”…………………32.99

LEWIS CELLARS “RESERVE” NAPA’15 –This brims with intense dark berry, mocha and espresso flavors, with just enough tannins, tempting you to take another sip.”………235.99

LEWIS CELLARS NAPA’16 – “Solidly built, with loam and warm licorice notes melding into dark currant and blackberry compote flavors. Broad and fleshy through the finish. A bit stolid in personality, but the depth and definition is there.”………132.99

LOCKWOOD VINEYARDS MONETREY’13.……18.99

LONG MEADOW RANCH NAPA’14………………62.99

LOUIS MARTINI NAPA “LOT 1”’14 – Offers a charming mix of rich flavors, graceful texture and deft balance, with a long, persistent finish, echoing dark berry, licorice, cedar and light mocha.”……….176.99

LOUIS MARTINI CALIFORNIA’16………32.99

LYNDENHURST NAPA’14  “A rich and dense red with a powerful palate of ripe fruit and chewy tannins. Lots of blackberry and blueberry character. Expanding tannins.”………122.99

MADRIGAL NAPA’13 – “This is a likably round, approachable and affordable varietal wine, blended with small amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Sage, blackberry and mocha dot the landscape of a rugged, succulent bounty, finishing with power and concentration.”……..48.99

MEYER FAMILY OAKVILLE NAPA“BONNY’S VINEYARD”’08.……………159.99

NEYERS NAPA“NEYERS RANCH”’14 – This balanced wine is rich in velvety texture, with a backbone of structured tannins and a hint of earthy minerality. The fruit takes on a compelling tone of linzer torte, with layers of juicy blackberry and black cherry, but never veers too far, pulling back on the ripeness to find complexity, harmony and grace.”……….101.99

NEYERS NAPA“NEYERS RANCH”’15 – From the producer’s home site, this wine opens with a tobacco-laden nose, leading to a palate with moderate structure and plenty of grip. Savory in character, this is defined by tones of dried herb, cassis and toasted oak.”……….91.99

NOBLE TREE SONOMA “WICKERSHAM RANCH”’15 ………..30.99

ODETTE NAPA’15 –Very deep purple-black colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate bursts forth from the glass with opulent crème de cassis, baked cherries and mocha notes with touches of charcuterie, licorice, sandalwood and forest floor. Big, rich and full-on sexy in the mouth, it delivers loads of black fruit preserves, exotic spice and savory layers. Framed by soft, very fine-grained tannins, it finishes with lingering anise and chocolate-covered cherries notions. Yum!.”………176.99

PALMAZ NAPA’10 – “The aromas of the 2010 Palmaz Cabernet Sauvignon are reminiscent of of ripe black mission figs enlivened with a chiffonade of basil. From beginning to end the structure displays an elegant crescendo with a finale that begs for an encore.”….143.99

PATRIA NAPA “OAKVILLE”’13 – “This is very classy with mineral, black currant and spice character. Shows chili and Thai basil too. Full body, firm tannins and a bright and persistent finish. Extremely long and elegant. Best ever from here in years.”……….125.99

PATRIA NAPA “OAKVILLE”’14 – “The 2014 Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in 100% new French oak and is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Cabernet Franc. Dense ruby/purple with blueberries and spring flowers in the aromatics intermixed with some background oak, underbrush and forest floor, it is full-bodied, ripe, opulent and ideal for drinking now and over the next 15 or so years. Unfortunately, there is very little of it left.”……….122.99

PEIRSON-MEYER NAPA’14 – “The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is a 395-case cuvée from Calistoga’s Kenefick Ranch. This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 75% new French oak for 20 months. Dense purple with notes of creosote, charcoal embers, blackcurrant fruit, licorice and chocolate. It is full-bodied, rich, concentrated and layered.”…………129.99

PELLET ESTATE NAPA’12  – The beautiful 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pellet Vineyard exhibits lots of blackberry and blueberry fruit, supple tannins, excellent purity and outstanding depth and texture. This is an elegant, medium-bodied wine that can be drunk now.”…….132.99

PELTIER LODI’15 – “This wine is big and bold, offering a ripe black-fruit aroma along with complex nuances of black olive, sage and black pepper. These tones carry to the full-bodied palate and are supported by a firm tannic structure.”……25.99

PINE RIDGE NAPA VALLEY’16………………90.99

RAMEY NAPA“ANNUM”14  “A steady ascent of supple flavors rises from modest to grand. The elegant array of anise-laced currant, berry, light cedar and earth notes making a second glass a necessity.”………125.99

RAYMOND NAPA “GENERATIONS”14  – “The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Generations tends to be a mix of four vineyards, two in St. Helena, one in Oakville and one in east Napa. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and was bottled unfined and unfiltered, after spending 19 months in 60% new French oak. Production is a modest 1,600+ cases. A brilliant wine from Boisset, it exhibits notes of blackberry and cassis, truffle, chocolate and spice bow. Layered and multidimensional with terrific opulence and purity, this is a “wow” wine, and while drinkable now.”…………266.99

REVANA NAPA TERRIOR”’16  “Elegantly styled, rich and creamy, with a pure mix of dark berry, licorice, cedary oak, mocha and dried herb. A mix of grace, finesse and density, ending with a dash of espresso.”………111.99

ROBERT HALL PASO ROBLES’16……..23.99

ROMBAUER NAPA’16 – “Blended of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the deep purple-black colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon reveals notions of pure cassis and crushed plums with tobacco, sage and forest floor in the background. Medium-bodied, it has great vivacity and a plush texture with a peppery finish.”……90.99

SECRET CELLARS PASO ROBLES’16 – “Black garnet color. Aromas of plum pie, polished leather furniture, lemongrass, and chocolate silk with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-length molasses cookie, roasted nuts, and chocolate genache finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dry and chocolatey Cabernet for lovers of rich sultry wines.”…….25.99

SHAFER “ONE POINT FIVE” NAPA’15 –A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 3% Malbec, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five Stags Leap has an earthy/meaty nose, featuring notions of tar and charcuterie over crème de cassis and baked plums plus a hint of licorice. Very big, full-bodied and packed with black fruit preserves in the mouth, it has a chewy backbone and lively lift to the earthy/savory finish.”………132.99

SIGNORELLO NAPA’11  –  “Exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as sweet notes of cedar, black currants and spice box, medium to full body, and good acidity and purity.”…….139.99

SPOKEN BARREL COLUMBIA’15 – Black garnet color. Aromas of dates, cherries in porridge, black pepper, and creme de violette with a velvety, vibrant, fruity full body and a peppery, complex, medium-long vanilla gelato, berries in white chocolate, graphite, and black pepper finish with medium, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A serious cab full of complexities.”………27.99

SPOTTSWOODE NAPA’14 – “This slightly opaque and ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Spottswoode is Excellent! It opens with a very aromatic red raspberry and black cherry bouquet with a hint of cranberry. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, nicely balanced and a little juicy. The flavor profile is a very tasty black cherry and black currant blend with notes of oak and minerality. The finish is rather dry and its building tannins are substantial, but do not get in the way. As a matter of fact, this was the longest finish of the year.”………213.99

STEELE LAKE COUNTY RED HILLS” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’15 – Deftly balanced, rich and layered, with a mix of mocha- and herb-laced currant, plum, herb and light cedar flavors. Very impressive for the long, pure finish.”…..30.99

STEELE LAKE COUNTY “SHOOTING STAR”14 – “This well-balanced, flavorful and medium-bodied wine smells lightly spicy, tastes like raspberries and red cherries and has light tannins that add some needed grip.”………26.99

STEELE LAKE COUNTY “SHOOTING STAR”15………26.99

TERRA ROBLES PASO ROBLES’10…………………………………30.99

TREFETHEN NAPA’16 – Over the years, Trefethen Family Vineyards has mastered the art of producing rich wines without sacrificing balance. The 2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent example of the winery does best.  This wine is nicely structured. Its aromas and flavors of refined black fruit and oak accents.”………66.99

TRIONE ALEXANDER “BLOCK TWENTY ONE”’10 – While the producer holds back its heartier reds in bottle before release, this complex, rich wine will keep going with more cellaring, giving it a chance to further hone its already-developed layers of leather, earth and backbone of black fruit. Smooth and velvety, it retains sizable tannin weight on the finish.”…

………………94.99

TRIONE ALEXANDER “BLOCK 21”’12 – “This classically styled red with 9% Merlot and 2% each of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot impresses with perfumed violet and its soft, smooth and succulent black cherry and currant flavor. Approachable and round, it has cedar and mocha undertones that make it memorable and compelling.………… 87.99

TRIONE SONOMA “BLOCK 21”’13 – “The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Block 21 from Alexander Valley has a dense ruby/purple color, crisp, tart acids, ripe tannin, but a relatively compact, narrowly constructed mouthfeel. This could use more flesh and expansiveness, but what is there is pure and attractive.”………83.99

TRUCHARD NAPA CARNEROS’16 – “An intense nose of black cherry, plum, and cassis; with a hint of cedar and vanilla.  The mouth is layered with rich flavors of raspberries, red currants, and berry jam.  Ripe tannins focus the palate and provide a lengthy finish of spice and red fruit..”……44.99

TURNBULL NAPA’15 – Fresh blackcurrants, licorice, cut grass and oyster shell. Medium body, fresh acidity and a fruity finish. Drink now or hold.”………80.99

TURNBULL NAPA’16 – The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a gorgeous entry-level offering. Savory herb, blood orange, mint and floral notes bring an extra kick of freshness to the red and purplish berry fruit. Medium in body and absolutely impeccable in its balance, the straight Napa Valley Cabernet has a ton to offer. The core of this wine is Turnbull’s Amoenus property in Calistoga, complemented with dollops of fruit from Fortuna and Weitz, both in Oakville.”………80.99

TWENTY BENCH  NORTH COAST’16   …….30.99

WILLIAM HILL CENTRAL COAST’16 …………….26.99

WHITEHALL LANE “RESERVE” NAPA’00 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “A complex, concentrated style. Firm, earthy tannins support a center of mocha, currant and plum Cabernet flavors, with hints of dill and cedar woven in. Shows a burst of fruit on the long, rich aftertaste.”…146.99


American Merlot

BERINGER NAPA “BRANCOTT’’96 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…103.99

BERINGER NAPA “BRANCOTT’’97 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION..103.99

CARTLIDGE & BROWNE NORTH COAST’14 – “Very soft with dark red plum and purple fruit notes with a touch of vanilla and warm oak. Delicious!”.………..23.99

CHARLES SMITH WASHINGTON “VELVET DEVIL”’16 –Fantastic aromas and flavors of dark cherries. An amazingly soft Merlot, there is nothing evil about this wine whatsoever.”………23.99

CHATEAU ST. JEAN SONOMA’97 – “It has nice cassis and plum aromas. It’s velvety and elegant, with excellent extraction of pure dark fruit and nuances of oak on the long finish”…59.99

COLUMBIA CREST COLUMBIA VALLEY “RESERVE”’00 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION –“Smooth and generous, a lovely, lively mouthful of dark berry, currant and subtle spice flavors, all mingling harmoniously on the long, polished finish.”…72.99

ESSER MONTEREY’14………23.99

ESTANCIA CENTRAL COAST MERLOT’16……………26.99

FERRARI CARANO ALEXANDER VALLEY’15 – A bright red, with snappy flavors of red plum, currant and cherry that mix easily. Finishes with hints of dark chocolate. Crisp and tannic.”………25.99

FOLIE A DEUX NAPA’09…28.99

GUGLIELMO WINERY “TRE” CENTRAL COAST’12………………..25.99

HAYES RANCH CALIFORNIA “LUCKY HORSESHOE”’12………26.99

HELLER ESTATE CARMEL VALLEY “ORGANIC” ’11 – “Dark berry hue, plum and oak spice aromas, easy oak, rich chocolate; approachable with stylish finish.”..45.99

HOURGLASS NAPA “BLUELINE ESTATE”’13  – Focused and sleek, with aromas of red currant and tomato leaf leading to elegantly complex flavors of plush cherry, mocha and spice. Tannins sneak in on the finish.”………….108.99

LOHR PASO ROBLES “LOS OSOS”’11………..20.99

JARVIS  NAPA “CAVE FERMENTED”’10 – “Deep garnet violet color. Aromas of vanilla cream, root beer, toasty toffee, and plum pie with silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, mocha, nut, and baking spice driven finish with finely polished tannins. Rich, concentrated, and refined.”……… 123.99

JARVIS  NAPA’12 – “Deep purple color. Delicate, fruity, savory aromas and flavors of waxy honeycomb, chocolate toffee and figs, creme brulee, and baking spices with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long black raspberry jam and spice cake finish with silky, fine tannins and light oak. An amazingly, smooth, silky and elegant merlot that is drinking beautifully now.”……… 123.99

JONES OF WASHINGTON WAHLUKE SLOPE’12   The wizardry of Wahluke Slope winemaker Victor Palencia continues with this complex, robust, affordable and food-friendly Merlot. Aromas of black currant and red cherry are joined by a whiff of cured meat, light toast and rich red pizza sauce with Italian seasoning. It’s a mouthfilling drink of cherry juice and cassis capped by tantalizing acidity, cola and oregano.”…………………25.99

JOSEPH CARR CALIFORNIA “JOSH CELLARS”15………………27.99

K. VINTNERS “STONERIDGE” COLUMBIA VALLEY’10 –“Enough merlot varietal character to be recognizable — lots of blueberry fruit, a little leather, and a few tannins — and all more or less in balance.”…..65.99

LOLONIS RED WOOD VALLEY “PETROS-HERITAGE”’ – CELLAR AGED SELECTION’02…58.99

MATANZAS CREEK SONOMA “SONOMA VALLEY”’94 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Smooth and rich, with a scent of dill leading to currant and plum flavors, finishing with anise, mineral and herb notes, turning complex.”…96.99

PALOMA NAPA’06 – “Well-structured and focused, with ripe plum, spice and cedar aromas and black cherry and mocha coffee flavors that take on richness and tannins on the finish.”…69.99

PALOMA NAPA’08 – “Offers appealing aromas of red currant and spicy mocha, as well as supple, ripe wild berry and earthy sage flavors that linger toward soft tannins.”…76.99

PIETRA SANTA CIENGEA VALLEY’09……………23.99

PIETRA SANTA CIENEGA VALLEY’12……………………………..23.99

PRIDE MOUNTAIN NAPA-SONOMA’14 – “Pride’s 2014 Merlot is nicely lifted and aromatically expressive. Bright red stone fruit and floral notes are two of the signatures. This is a decidedly feminine, gracious Merlot. Soft tannins add to the wine’s considerable near and medium term appeal”.………..87.99

ROMBAUER NAPA’16 – “The 2016 Merlot Napa Valley is blended of 83% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. It has a deep purple-black color and offers simple scents of baked plums and cherry cordial with a hint of pencil shavings. The palate is medium-bodied, soft and juicy with good balance.”……62.99

ROTH ALEXANDER’10  –  “Modest in scale, with currant and stone aromas leading to muted cherry and herb flavors.”……33.99

ROZA RIDGE “RATTLESNAKE HILLS” WASHINGTON’0524.99

QUEEN OF HEARTS SANTA BARBARA’11……………………..25.99

ST. SUPERY NAPA MERLOT’12 – “Well-built and focused, with red currant and spicy, toasty aromas, featuring sleek flavors of black cherry, lead pencil and subtle herb.”…….66.99

ST. SUPERY NAPA “RUTHERFORD HILL”’13 – Richness meets good structure in this polished Merlot. Aromas of cherry and dark chocolate lead to layered flavors of plum and orange zest.”…….73.99

SOUVERAIN NORTH COAST’10 – “Deep ruby in color, this concentrated Alexander Valley Merlot offers classic aromas of ripe black plum, blueberry and currant.”.16.99

TEIRA SONOMA’10………………………….26.99

TREFETHEN NAPA’15 – “Generous on the nose with ripe blackberry fruit, delicate oak and a smoky herbal note. Well textured on the palate with acidity providing good balance.”…..52.99

TRICHERO RUTHERFORD/NAPA “DAY BREAK BLOCK”’08…54.99

TRINCHERO NAPA RUTHERFORD “CHICKEN RANCH”’09 – “A real good sipping and food wine, this merlot shows off its bright red fruit in what t A real good sipping and food wine, this merlot shows off its bright red fruit in what the winemaker feels is “more rustic and Old World in style” than his other wines. It sports a full berry nose with hints of pepper, and lots of sour cherries and raspberries dominate the mid-palate. A lighter-bodied winehe winemaker feels is “more rustic and Old World in style” than his other wines. It sports a full berry nose with hints of pepper, and lots of sour cherries and raspberries dominate the mid-palate. A lighter-bodied wine.”…..59.99

TWOMEY NAPA MERLOT (BY SILVER OAK)’14  Stand up Merlot and show yourself!  Over the course of the last three decades, Merlot has flourished in places beyond the right bank of Bordeaux.  But many experts have found it difficult to describe the attributes of a new world Merlot.  The 2014 Twomey by Silver Oak is excellent Merlot that underscores the issue.  The wine is showy with black fruit, boysenberries, and oak.  Certainly not attributes one would use with Pomerol or Saint-Emilion, but perfectly happy in the Napa Valley.”……94.99

YORKVILLE CELLARS MENDOCINO “RENNIE”’08.34.99

 

American Red Zinfandel

BOGLE LODI’13 – “ Deep, rich blackberry and red licorice compete for attention, enlivened by aromas of pepper, cinnamon and fresh pencil shavings. Some apparent alcohol is distracting. Soft and round but with good acidity and a mineral core that makes the wine feel lively on the palate. A medium length, flavorful finish with soft tannins and no hint of sourness.”…….23.99

BRIDGES WINE CO. SONOMA’12 – From two wonderful Zin vineyards in the Sonoma Valley, Bedrock and Casa Santinamaria, this producer coaxes out spicy, dusty cinnamon and structured blackberry, the oak subtle yet present. With tannins managed and a firm structure holding things up, the finish shows a subtle hint of herb.”……..26.99

BUCKLIN “OLD VINE” SONOMA’03………………..51.99

C.K. MONDAVI  LODI’12………………9.99

CANDOR CALIFORNIA’NV…24.99

CARLISE DRY CREEK’14……………….51.99

CARLISLE SONOMA “PAPERA”’15 – “A killer effort is the 2015 Zinfandel Papera Ranch, from a vineyard planted in 1934, and made from 96% Zinfandel and 4% Carignan. This is a good-sized wine, given its 15.4% alcohol, but like all of Mike Officer’s wines, the alcohol never shows. Moreover, he clearly gives the fruit plenty of attention so that it can strut its ripeness and full-bodied character, given the fact that he rarely uses more than 20-25% new French oak, and of course, the wines are bottled with no clarification by fining or filtering.”…………69.99

CHARTER OAK ESTATE NAPA’06…………..69.99

CROOKED PATH PASO ROBLES’15…………….25.99

EBERLE PASO ROBLES’16 ………41.99

FROG’S LEAP NAPA’15 –  Like any good zin, this wine needs a lot of time in a decanter to show its best. When first opened, it’s bright, sappy and a little bitter in its red fruit. A few hours later, it’s rounded by dark berry flavors, the fruit racy and fresh. It’s still clean and fresh the next day, with lovely crunchy red fruit—better, in fact, than the day before. Frog’s Leap consistently produces a classic Napa Valley zinfandel, farming organically and without irrigating the vines.”…….48.99

JOSEPH JEWELL DRY CREEK-SONOMA “GRIST VINEYARD”’15 – “From a sloping hillside at 1,000-feet in elevation, this is a beautiful vineyard-designate and ambassador for the variety: shy in fruit at first, which only allows its floral, earthy aspects of ash and rock to shine. Black pepper and leather boost an array of tangy cherry, raspberry and plum that remains tart and fresh.”………57.99

PEDRONCELLI SONOMA “MOTHER CLONE”’16 – Ripe and zesty, with savory blackberry, bitter chocolate and meaty smoked pepper flavors.”………26.99

PEIRANO LODI “HERITAGE OLD VINE”’15  – Bright dark garnet color. Toasty aromas and flavors of nutella on raisin toast, roasted chestnuts, and chocolate fondue with a supple, tangy, fruity medium body and a seamless, captivating, long sour cherries, black raspberries in cream, chocolate toffee, and pepper finish with fine, crunchy tannins and light oak. A delicious zinfandel bursting with flavor and varietal character.”………….25.99

PIETRA SANTA CIENEGA VALLEY’11……………………………..23.99

R & B CELLARS CONTRA COASTA “SWINGSVILLE”’13………………..22.99

RABBLE CENTRAL COAST’15……………………27.99

ROBERT KEENAN NAPA’05 ……………….70.99

ROMBAUER  NAPA’17…………….46.99

STEELE MENDOCINO  “SHOOTING STAR”’12……………….……23.99

STEELE MENDOCINO “PACINI”’15 – Engaging and nicely oaky but also well structured, this full-bodied wine has dense layers of ripe fruity spicy flavors and almost chewy tannins. It is concentrated, deep and with a lengthy finish.”………30.99

TERRA D’ORO AMADOR’15 – This terrific wine has vibrant fruit flavors and feelings of focus and energy on the palate. Firm acidity and fine-grained tannins add structure and lend support to the spicy oak and ripe cherry and blackberry nuances that start in the aromas and carry through the taste and finish.”………23.99

XYZ DRY CREEK “100 YEAR OLD VINES”’09……………..59.99

ZINDERELLA LODI’16 – This sleek but powerful wine offers a nose of black cherries and dark chocolate. The rich palate brings pure berry flavors that linger on the luscious finish. Overall, it has a deep saturated color, fragrant aromas and generous fruit flavors.”………34.99

American Pinot Noir

ADELSHEIM WILLAMETTE “ELIZABETH’S RESERVE”’13 – “Elegant and complex, this conjures up scents and accents of breakfast tea, black cherry, cassis and cut tobacco. It’s tart and sappy, with youthful verve and refreshing acidity.”………80.99

ALEXANA WILLAMETTE-DUNDEE “REVANA – TERRIOR”’15  “This pretty Pinot offers ripe fruit flavors of strawberry and cherry. There’s a nice dash of chocolate and a supple, seamless mouthfeel, with all the components beautifully integrated.”………69.99

ARGYLE KOLA-AMITY HILLS  “NUTHOUSE”’16 – “Sleek and elegant, with polished raspberry, orange peel and spiced cinnamon flavors that glide on a lingering finish.”……60.99

ARGYLE DUNDEE HILLS “SPIRITHOUSE”’16 – “Sourced from the Knudsen vineyard, this medium-bodied effort brings flavors of brambly berries and a touch of wet stone. It seems to trail off a bit in the finish, leaving a light lick of citrus as it fades.”……97.99

AU BON CLIMAT CALIFORNIA “ISABELLE”’15 – Refined and elegant, with sandalwood notes to the cherry, dried berry and plum flavors. Cedar and spice accents fill the long, luxurious finish, caressing the palate with silky tannins.”………73.99

AU BON CLIMAT SANTA MARIA “BIEN NACIDO”’15 – “From Jim Clendenen’s historic vineyard collection of wines, this bottling (from the vineyard that surrounds his winery) is light in the glass with aromas of red cherry, bay leaf, juniper and vanilla. The herbal attack is powerful on the palate, where oregano, sage and chamomile lift up the cranberry and pomegranate fruit.”………63.99

BECKON BIEN NACIDO’15   Fresh-crushed cherry, raspberry and smoke notes fill this fresh, vibrant style. Minerally midpalate, with fine-grained tannins on the finish of sandalwood and spice.”………………..47.99

BERNARDUS SANTA LUCIA  “SIERRA MAR”’13  “A strong and complex nose on this wine offers concentrated hibiscus and pomegranate fruit along with star anise, mace, cinnamon, rose petals and a bit of toasted bread. A sip reveals lots of flowery and herbal elements, proving light and elegant, but with lots of flavors, from tart berries to pencil lead and a lifting menthol element.”……………………66.99

BLACKHOUSE CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR16……..23.99

BRAVIUM ANDERSON VALLEY’16 – This is a refreshing, narrowly focused wine with lively acidity and firm tannins surrounding tart raspberry and cranberry flavors.”………44.99

CASTLE ROCK MENDOCINO’13  –  “Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of grilled cherries, smoked ham, and tar with a supple, bright, dry medium body and a sleek, interesting, sandalwood finish with medium tannins and light oak. A nice savory, meaty pinot.”…….23.99

COLLIER CREEK LODI “RED WAGON”’15………23.99

CRISTOM VINEYARDS WILLAMETTE EOLA-AMITY HILL “JESSIE VINEYARD”’15  – Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2015 Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard is scented of kirsch, mulberries and raspberry tart with underlying Chinese five spice, hoisin and mossy bark hints. Medium-bodied, there’s a very seductive mid-palate of red berry and exotic spice flavors, supported by velvety tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with spicy layers.”…………..87.99

DAVIES FAMILY SELECTIONS – CROIX RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY  “MANZANA SLOPE”’12 – “Croix is the latest project from renowned Napa winemaker, Kirk Venge.  1200 bottles produced.”……… 143.99

DE LOACH CALIFORNIA “HERITAGE RESERVE“‘15………………23.99

DIEBERG SANTA MARIA’09  –  “Dark ruby color; intriguing, tart cherry, cranberry, light herb nose; silky textured, tart cranberry, herbs, mineral palate.”……66.99

DONELAN SONOMA “TWO BROTHERS”’13…………..…66.99

FESS PARKER SANTA RITA HILLS “POMMARD CLONE”’16  – Very earthy on the front end, this clonal selection presents aromas of dark hibiscus, baked red fruits, pine forest floor, peppercorn and wild herbs. Tangy cranberry and sour cherry show on the sip, where a decent tension frames the palate.”………….87.99

FOLIE A DEUX SONOMA’14 – The tight structure stands out here, backed up by ripe cherry plum fruit with oak toast following. There is a seductive doughy texture to this wine.”…….25.99

GRAYSON CELLARS CALIFORNIA’14………..17.99

GUGLIELMO WINERY CENTRAL COAST “TRE”14………………..23.99

HAHN MONTEREY “NICKY HAHN”’15………………………..25.99

ILLAHE VINEYARDS WILLAMETTE “1899”’14………….94.99

INMAN FAMILY SONOMA – RUSSIAN RIVER “PRATT VINE HILL”’13………….87.99

INMAN FAMILY SONOMA – RUSSIAN RIVER SEXTON ROAD RANCH”’13………….87.99

J VINEYARDS RUSSIAN RIVER’16 – “Raspberries, rhubarb, blueberries and orange rind. Medium body, succulent and juicy fruit, fine tannins and a fruity yet minerally finish.”……23.99

JOSEPH CARR CALIFORNIA “JOSH CELLARS”12 – This is a style that is on the fuller side of Pinot Noir and has plenty of big, bold, intense berry fruit aromas and flavors. It definitely sees some oak and has quite a bit of spiciness in the finish.”………29.99

JOSEPH JEWELL RUSSIAN RIVER PINOT NOIR’15……..53.99

JOSEPH JEWELL HUMBOLDT COUNTY “EEL RIVER VALLLEY”’16 – Charming fruit flavors and great structure come together in this very appealing, well-balanced and concentrated wine. The aroma bursts with red cherry, black cherry and black currants while the flavors add nuances of rhubarb, mild spices and black tea for a complex, delicious effect overall. The wine is full bodied and well scaffolded by moderate tannins and fresh-tasting acidity.”………45.99

JOSEPH JEWELL RUSSIAN RIVER “MARTINI CLONES OLD GIRLS STARSCAPE”’16 – Spicy and tannic in plum, cherry and dust, this vineyard and clone-designate shows grippy structure and a mineral push of dust, crushed rock and turned earth. The fruit is brightened in citrus undertones.”………90.99

JOSEPH JEWELL RUSSIAN RIVER “RUBIES”’13 – Sourced from four sites including the dry-farmed Hallberg Vineyard in Green Valley, this lasts on the clean red cherry flavor of Russian River pinot noir picked at moderate ripeness. It shows some delicacy in a rose petal aroma and sandy tannins that focus the fruit. With a day of air, an alcohol warmth begins to show through, suggesting that it’s a pinot noir to drink on the young side, while it’s still juicy and ebullient.”………90.99

JOSEPH JEWELL RUSSIAN RIVER “STARSCAPE”’14 – Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Nice floral, pine forest and spiced cherry perfume. Luxurious and polished in the mouth, featuring a mid weight core of black cherry, and purple and black berry fruits. Admirable balance with only a hint of oak.”………76.99

KENDALL JACKSON SONOMA “PETALUMA”’17 – The Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir is a new acquisition for the Jackson Estate lineup. The Cloud Landing Vineyard is planted to a mix of clones including 21 percent Calera, 36 percent 667 and 43 percent 777. The limited release pinot is a spice bomb reflecting its unique Petaluma Gap site that was established as an AVA in 2018. The 18-mile opening in the California coastal range, between Sonoma and Marin Counties, acts as a wind tunnel, pulling marine fog in off the coast, cooling anything in its way before spilling into the San Pablo Bay. The persistent winds and cool climate produce smaller berries and slightly thicker skins, and eventually a richer, full-blown style of new world pinot. The style is savoury with spicy red and blue fruit with a dusting of toasted oak.”………23.99

LONG MEADOW ANDERSON’15 – “This new wine from an estate vineyard is the strong, quiet type that’s not effusively fruity but instead emphasizes mineral elements and great structure. An attractive chalky, spicy aroma leads to beautifully restrained red cherry and pomegranate flavors that seem to grow and expand with each sip. The texture is firmly tannic but also polished, supported by perfect acidity that keeps everything sharp and focused.”…….56.99

LYNMAR RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR’17……69.99

LYNMAR RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY “QUAIL HILL” PINOT NOIR’17……97.99

MACMURRAY RUSSIAN RIVER’15 – Medium-bodied, it’s silky and ripe, with jammy berries richly infused with lavender, spicy characters and licorice. A fine combination of generous New World fruit and Old World savoury nuances.”………27.99

MAC PHAIL SONOMA COAST’10  –  “Fans of ripe, sweet fruit will love this Pinot. It’s huge in juicy raspberry and cherry, with spicy hints of Dr. Pepper and red licorice.”…………..55.99 

MACROSTIE SONOMA’11 – “Presents a mix of loamy earth, dark berry, black licorice and tea notes, framed by chewy tannins that lead to a chewy finish.”…….40.99

MARK WEST CENTRAL COAST’16……..27.99

MARITANA RUSSIAN RIVER “LE RUSSE” PINOT NOIR’17……..76.99

MEIOMI MONTEREY-SANTA BARBARA-SONOMA’17  – Soft berry nose; spicy, rich and long. A crisp, clean blend from three important appellations (Monterey, Santa Barbara, and Sonoma), each of which imparts a special character. Aged six months in 100% French oak.”……30.99

MORGAN SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS “DOUBLE L VINEYARDS”’15 – “Light cranberry and pomegranate show on the nose of this always-anticipated bottling by Dan Lee, with a pine-needle aroma to provide depth. The slightly sour flavor of Montmorency cherries mixes with snappy cranberry and underripe red currants on the sip, which gains herbal and peppery spice complexity as it breathes.”….87.99

OREGON TRAILS WINE COMPANY WILLAMETTE PINOT NOIR’17……26.99

PALI SANTA RITA HILLS “HUBER”’14 – Hibiscus and raspberry mesh with lots of iron and a touch of smoke on the nose of this bottling from a vineyard that the winery leases. That iron and rust character shows on the palate too, up against a dried strawberry and ripe cranberry backdrop. Flinty minerality and minty herbs enhance this light and lithe wine that is full of character.”…….87.99

PALI SONOMA COAST “RIVIERA”’16 – Deep ruby color; complex, deep berry aromas with some forest floor notes; rich, complex berry and cherry flavors with earth and oak notes; silky texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Deep, rich Pinot with nice complexity.”…….30.99

PESSAGNO CENTRAL COAST’07……………..28.99

PHELPS CREEK OREGON “ALEXANDRINE – COLUMBIA GORGE” PINOT NOIR’14 – Lovely strawberry and cherry fruit comes with light touches of sweet spice. It’s a pretty wine, yet does not sacrifice power. A toasty note graces the finish.”……69.99

PHELPS CREEK OREGON “COLUMBIA GORGEPINOT NOIR13………………32.99

PHELPS CREEK OREGON LE PETITE” PINOT NOIR18………………24.99

RAMEY NAPA’16 – “Dark, brooding black fruit and strong tannin greet a rich, interwoven palate of full-bodied ripeness and cola in this lush red wine. The grapes are sourced from the warmer reaches of the appellation and show deep concentration lifted by moderate acidity.”…….69.99

RED CAR SONOMA COAST’13 – “This wine draws from a handful of tremendous vineyard sites, including the producer’s estate, Platt and Clary Ranch, all cool-climate and windswept. It’s a tight, light and minimally messed-with wine, bright in cherry, pomegranate and rose.”………59.99

ROESSLER  SONOMA “GAP’S CROWN”’09 – “Tight, chewy and chunky, this is firm with cedar, mineral, dried berry, raisin and earth notes. Full-bodied and rustic, yet pleasant in its own way.”…70.99

ROW ELEVEN CALIFORNIA’15  – The 2015 Row Eleven Three Vineyards Pinot Noir is simply a delicious drinking red wine. The wine is ripe and grapey, with a soft and smooth texture as it stays true to its grape heritage.”…………..34.99

SAMSARA SANTA RITA HILLS’14 – “There’s a dark red-fruit element that starts the deep nose of this wine, but then come brighter red cherries, carnation and vanilla spice. Tart red cherries and nutmeg show on the sip, where a grippy texture and just enough acidity make for a solid appellation blend.”………60.99

SCOTT FAMILY MONTEREY’15 – At first, this is plump on the nose, with cherries and warm star anise. Aromas of dried plum skins, orange rind and bitter black tea then reveal layers of complexity. Light in body and energetic on the palate, it shows strong peppery spice against the tart red fruit, making for a very lively experience.”…….30.99

SILVER PEAK NORTH COAST’16 ……23.99

STEELE LAKE COUNTY “SHOOTING STAR”’16 – This gentle medium-bodied wine is smooth, almost soft in texture. It offers red-fruit aromas and warm plummy flavors. It is engaging and easy to appreciate.”………23.99

TENSLEY “LEA” STA. RITA HILLS’09………..…59.99

TRILUS CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR’17.………..26.99

TRIONE SONOMA “RIVER ROAD RANCH”’13 – “Elegant and understatedly serious with notes of Morello cherry, pomegranate, white rose, button mushroom and cigar box.………………56.99

TRIONE SONOMA “RIVER ROAD RANCH”’15 – A brashly oaked, modern style that has ample spice and meaty, youthful complexity on the nose. The palate has a wealth of neatly detailed tannins and plush, dark fruit, laced with attractive oak spice.”…..55.99

TRISAETUM WILLAMETTE  “RIBBON RIDGE”’14  “Once again this vineyard delivers irresistibly bright refined flavors of raspberry and cherry fruit—primary, concentrated and immaculately fresh. There’s a touch of mocha from the new barrels, and impressive length.”……………………66.99

TRUCHARD NAPA’16 – “Concentrated notes of forest floor give this red a savory appeal. Dried berry and roasted cherry flavors lead to a finish of hot spice.”……46.99

 

American Other Reds

BEAULIEU VINEYARD NAPA “TAPESTRY”’11 – “ Taut, with dried herb, berry, cedar and loamy earth notes. A solid if straightforward style that fades on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot.”…..108.99

BOOTLEG NAPA RED BLEND’15……….59.99

BULL’S HEAD CALIFORNIA RED15…………26.99

BUONCRISTIANI NAPA “O.P.C.”10 – “This shows signs of emerging from a tannic shell, with a creamy edge to the dried herb, currant and blackberry flavors, ending with chewy, gravelly tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah and Merlot.”……………..193.99

BUONCRISTIANI NAPA “O.P.C.”11 ……………..193.99

BUONCRISTIANI NAPA “O.P.C.”12 – “Dense ruby/purple-hued with more meat, underbrush and barbecue notes than its siblings, it is fleshy and succulent with sweet tannins and a full-bodied mouthfeel. This successful blend can be drunk now and over the next 8-10 years.”……………..193.99

COHO NAPA “HEADWATERS” RED BLEND’14 – Aromas of licorice and tar with black currants. Full body, round and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Gorgeous wine. Drink or hold.”………80.99

COL SOLARE COLUMBIA RED BLEND07– “Supple and inviting, with a lively texture to the dark berry, currant, floral and spice flavors, coming together smoothly on the focused, mildly chewy finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.”…………….96.99

CONTINUUM NAPA “PROPRIETARY RED“’11  –  “This rich, harmonious, supple-textured wine shows the potential of 2011, with dense dark berry, dried herb, mocha, cedar and tobacco leaf notes. Ends up dry and tannic, with a push of ripe fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.”…….235.99

COSENTINO LODI “THE FRANC” CABERNET FRANC’16…………….23.99

DAOU PASO ROBLES “THE PESSIMIST” RED BLEND’17 – “A value-priced Rhône blend that usually contains some Zinfandel and Petite Syrah, the 2017 Pessimist offers up rich aromas of dark fruit, grilled meat, licorice and black olive. It’s full-bodied, rich and spicy, with good balance and an intense, flavorful finish.”…….24.99

DUCKHORN NAPA “DISCUSSION’11 – “Stand back and let this wine speak! The 2011 Duckhorn Vineyards The Discussion is a Bordeaux blend ready to make a statement. Deep and authoritative, the wine impressive black fruit and sweet oak flavors put it right there with Napa Valley’s best wines ever. You will want to listen as you pour this wine into your stemware.”……….161.99

FLORA SPRINGS NAPA “TRILOGY”14  – “Their 2014 Trilogy is a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 10% Malbec and 6% Petit Verdot. It is a wine of suppleness, complexity and loads of licorice, tobacco leaf, blackcurrants, spice and some background oak and espresso. Medium to full-bodied, with gorgeous fruit, texture and length, this is a beauty to drink over the next 10-15 or so years, although it is already displaying its undeniable charm and lusciousness.”……….101.99

HERMAN STORY CALIFORNIA “BOLT CUTTER” RED BLEND’15 – A Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah blend brought up in 85% new French oak, the 2015 Bolt Cutter sports a deep inky color as well as full-bore notes of black, black fruits, lead pencil shavings, tobacco, and smoked earth. With full body and a rounded, sexy, mouthfilling style, it has some tannins and is beautifully balanced. It’s one perfect steakhouse red.”………80.99

J. McCLELLAND NAPA CHARBONO’12  – In association with winemaker Mitch Cosentino, John McClelland—former president and general manager of Almaden, Geyser Peak and Alderbrook—has crafted a velvety and robust 100% Charbono. Rare in Napa, it offers flavors of plum and cinnamon within a soft, smooth palate, finishing with notes of oak and black licorice.”…………………59.99

JOSEPH PHELPS NAPA “INSIGNA”’12 – 2012 Joseph Phelps Insignia Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley: “Joseph Phelps’ flagship wines include the incredibly ageworthy Insignia. The 2012 Insignia Proprietary Red is composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc, all aged 24 months in 100% new French oak. The vintage was of such high quality and quantity that 17,500 cases were produced. A magnificent Insignia that will be bottled in several months, it boasts an opaque purple color as well as fabulous notes of graphite, blackberries, blackcurrant liqueur, camphor, barbecue smoke and spice box. Rich, full-bodied and opulent with plenty of tannin and structure lurking beneath the extravagant generosity of fruit.” ………..263.99

KOMODO DRAGON COLUMBIA VALLEY RED BLEND14 – “Nearly opaque violet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of roasted nuts, berry pie, and dulce de leche gelato with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length toffee and spiced cherries finish with silky tannins and light oak. A seamless, inviting red blend that is sure to satisfy.”………30.99

LAMOREAUX LANDING  LODI NEW YORK CABERNET FRANC’09 ….22.99

MURPHY GOODE CALIFORNIA RED BLEND’13……..25.99

NEYERS NAPA “LEFT BEANK RED BLEND” CABERNET-MERLOT’16 – Shows notes of white pepper to the dried red fruit and spice flavors, ending with a savory finish that features a lively minerality. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.”……….52.99

OPUS ONE NAPA-OAKVILLE “OVERTURE”’NV – “Aged in French oak, Overture is composed of the same five varietals that Opus One is made with: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet France, Petit Verdot, and Malbec.”…………157.99

PALAZZO NAPA CABERNET FRANC13 – “Another of the profound Cabernet Francs from Scott Palazzo, and to me, one of the two best he has made to date (the other being the 2007) is the 2013 Cabernet Franc. When I tasted it, it had only been in bottle about five weeks, but it was locked and loaded. Dense purple, with notes of forest floor, incense, violets, black cherries and black raspberries, some foresty notes are also present. The wine is full-bodied, opulent, with great acidity, vigor and delineation.”…….134.99

PAYDIRT PASO ROBLES “GOING FOR BROKE” RED BLEND’16 – Bright purple. Ripe dark fruit and floral qualities on the nose, along with suggestions of candied licorice, cracked pepper and cola. Sweet and seamless in texture, offering primary blackberry and cherry flavors and a touch of candied violet. Supple tannins frame a very long, juicy finish that leaves a sappy dark berry note behind..”……42.99

PEIRANO ESTATE LODI “ILLUSION” RED BLEND’15………….23.99

PIETRA SANTA CIENEGA VALLEY  “VACHE” RED BLEND’05…………38.99

PRIMAL ROOTS CALIFORNIA  RED BLEND15 – “A  lush, mouthwatering red blend, Primal Roots combines three of California’s most versatile and distinctive grapes; Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel for a wine that delivers the best of all three. Oak aging adds to the nuance and complexity while the softness, richness and ripe fruit of 49% Merlot marries with the bold texture and earthiness of 42% Syrah and the zesty berry and spice of 9% Zinfandel for a mouthful of wine that’s both tasty and satisfying. Aged in American and French oak barrels, it’s the perfect choice for everyday foods and enjoyment.”…….23.99

PULL RUSSIAN RIVER RED BLEND’16- “This blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon shows aromas of red berries, peppercorns and a hint of green herbs on the nose. It’s tightly woven on the palate, where a tangy red-plum flavor leads into a caramel-kissed finish.”………27.99

RAMEY NAPA CLARET’16 – This blends a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon with 26% Merlot, 12% Malbec, 8% Syrah and 2% Petit Verdot. Together, they interweave into a cohesive whole of clove, black pepper and meaty intensity and integrated oak. Soft and round on the palate, it pleases at an unbelievable price.”……58.99

RANCHO SISQUOC SANTA BARBARA “CELLAR SELECTION” MERITAGE’13 – “Baked red cherry, caramel, black rocks and the slightest hint of dill and mint greet the nose on this blend of 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 12% Petit Verdot and 10% Malbec. Black olive leads the palate, followed by blueberry, and the whole package manages to be both juicy and herbaceous.”……50.99

REVELRY VINTNERS COLUMBIA VALLEY CUVEE’07…28.99

ROBERT KEENAN NAPA “SPRING MOUNTAIN” CABERNET FRANC’05 – Keenan has done a fabulous job with the 2005 Cabernet Franc, a varietal that excels on Spring Mountain. A beautiful nose of menthol, black raspberries, blueberries, and flowers is followed by a fabulously intense, yet light on its feet, wine. Medium-bodied with excellent fruit and palate penetration, it never seems to tire or become overbearing. This is a gorgeously pure, lovingly textured effort.”……………….93.99

ROBERT MONDAVI NAPA “OAKVILLE” CABERNET FRANC’14 – “A majority varietal wine, this also includes 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec and 2% Merlot. Fleshy and full bodied, it offers notes of cedar, graphite and ripe black currant atop a lengthy, classy and structured body.”……..94.99

RODNEY STRONG SONOMA “ROWEN” RED BLEND’15……..83.99

ROI NAPA “RESERVE” RED BLEND’14 – “An effusive nose of coffee predominating with black cherry, plum and licorice. On the palate, packed layers of jammy fruit like black raspberry, and dark cherries, with mocha, blackberries, sage, red flowers and a spice box. Finishes polished and balanced with good length.”….22.99

SEVEN MOONS CALIFORNIA “DARK SIDE” RED BLEND’17 – Deep ruby-garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate genache, buttercream frosted spice cake, bread pudding with plums, and vanilla-scented tobacco with a satiny, crisp, off-dry medium body and a tingling, brisk finish manifesting notes of balsa with woody tannins and heavy oak flavor. An off-dry voluptuous red with heady notes tobacco and vanilla.”……24.99

SHAFER NAPA “TD-9” RED BLEND16  – “The 2016 Red Blend TD-9 is blended of 58% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Malbec. It has a very deep purple-black color and displays ready-for-biz, fragrant scents of warm plums, Black Forest cake and blueberry compote with touches of baking spices, bay leaves and potpourri. Full-bodied with a serious, firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins, the palate delivery loads of black fruit and spicy layers with bags of vivacity and panache.”……….101.99

SEVEN HILLS WALLA WALLA MALBEC’13 – “Fan-trained vines from Casey and Vicky McClellan’s vineyard near Milton-Freewater, Ore., are beginning to mature after being established in 2008, and their barrel regime of 16 months in Hungarian oak creates fascination. Core aromas of blueberry cobbler and President plum are surrounded by violet, duck fat, five-spice powder and a turn of a pepper mill. The silky and juicy entry exudes flavors of Marionberry, fig and more blueberry. There’s a richness and earthiness to the midpalate, which leads to an expressive finish of pomegranate juice and pinch of rosemary.”……45.99

SPRING VALLEY VINEYARDS WALLA WALLA WASHINGTON  “URIAH”’07 – Tight, with a red pepper edge to the cherry, currant and multiple spice flavors, echoing impressively on the mildly chewy finish.  Needs time to gain some flesh. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.”…76.99

STEELE WASHINGTON “SHOOTING STAR” BLUE FRANC’15…………….23.99

STEELE LAKE COUNTY “WRITERS BLOCK” MALBEC’15 – This is a sturdy, well-balanced and firmly structured wine that will pair nicely with birds and beef. It has enticing, light, toasted oak aromas, tasty black-cherry and blackberry flavors and an appetizing, moderately tannic texture.”………23.99

TERRA D’ORO ARMADOR COUNTY SANGIOVESE10………………………..27.99

THIRTY SEVEN NORTH COAST “TOLAY” RED BLEND’14- “This is an unusual comingling of 40% Blaufränkisch, 30% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec and 10% Petit Verdot. It compels in earthy tobacco and mushroom flavor, adorned in violet aroma. Soft and velvety, the fruit is compressed and tightly structured.”………42.99

THOMAS COYNE LODI  PETITE VERDOT’10  –  “This little-known Bordeaux varietal is normally used for blending to enhance color and body of the major varietals.  The grapes came from a vineyard near Lodi in Northern California.  After crush and fermentation, the wine was aged in American and French oak barrels for 18 months.  The wine is full bodied in character with intense herbal flavors and rich oak finish.”……33.99

THORNY ROSE COLUMBIA VALLEY  RED BLEND’11………………………25.99

TREFETHEN NAPA “DRAGON’S TOOTH” MALBEC BLEND’16- “The Oak Knoll producer’s blend of 47% Malbec, 27% Petit Verdot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot is elegant and structured. Red currant, cassis and cedar give personality to firm tannins—the grapes grown on the winery’s rockiest blocks.”………56.99

TRINCHERO ST. HELENA“CENTRAL PARK” PETITE VERDOT’07…68.99

TRINCHERO NAPA ST. HELENA “CENTRAL PARK WEST
PETITE VERDOT10
……………..68.99

TRIONE ALEXANDER VALLEY  “HENRY’S BLEND”’12  – “Blended from all five Bordeaux varieties, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot almost equal in proportion, this is a lovely, well-crafted wine, softly concentrated with highlights of licorice, lavender, violets and black pepper. From three ranches farmed by the family, it’s both seamless and structured.”……….60.99

 

American Sirah/Syrah

ARNOT-ROBERTS SONOMA COAST SYRAH’15 – “Made with fruit from a selection of vineyards across the Sonoma Coast, this is a restrained and elegant Californian Syrah packed with black fruit flavours and an earthy complexit. Fresh and bright; damson and plum fruit on the palate; firm tannins on the finish. The fruit for this wine comes from a series of cool-climate vineyards on the Sonoma Coast.”…….56.99

CHARLES SMITH “K VINTNERS” MILBRANDT WALHUKE WALLA WALLA SYRAH’12………………49.99

CONCANNON CENTRAL COAST “FOUNDERS” PETITE SIRAH14  – “Intriguing floral aromas like rose petals and appetizing, fresh berry flavors are tempting in this medium-bodied and not-too-tannic wine. While still firm in texture.”………23.99

DONELAN SONOMA “CUVEE CHRISTINE” SYRAH’13 – “A bold, explosive wine, the 2013 Syrah Cuvée Christine possesses striking, vivid aromatics, pulsating energy and exceptional balance. Rose petal, blood orange, pomegranate, exotic spice and herbs are all bright and beautifully delineated in the glass.”……63.99

DONELAN SONOMA “CUVEE KELTIE” SYRAH’13 – “The 2013 Syrah Cuvée Keltie is a wine built around three single-vineyard choices – Walker Vine Hill, Obsidian and Richards. One hundred percent of the stems are used during fermentation. No new oak is employed, and the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered after 20 months. Terrific aromatics of black olive tapenade, sweet blackberry and cassis, licorice, truffle and spice all jump from the glass of this full-bodied, tightly structured, spicy and very layered wine that builds incrementally and finishes with extravagant richness and rather big structure.”……113.99

DONELAN SONOMA “KOBLER FAMILY VINEYARD” SYRAH’13 – “The family of Syrahs at Donelan are all stunning, and several have a Côte-Rôtie-like personality. Certainly that’s true of the 2013 Syrah Kobler FamilyVineyard, which is 90% Syrah co-fermented with 10% Viognier and aged in about 7% new oak for 20 months prior to bottling. From a cool site in Green Valley, this wine displays sweet blackberry, black cherry, white peach and apricot notes that soar from the glass in the uplifted aromatics. The wine hits the palate with flesh, a Côte-Rôtie-like elegance and complexity, and a medium to full-bodied, long finish.”……73.99

DONELAN SONOMA “WALKER VINE HILL” SYRAH’13 – “This pitch black colored Syrah from Donelan is very good. It opens with a mild blackberry and black pepper like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic, juicy and savory at the same time. The flavor profile is a black raspberry and mild mineral blend with notes of plum and black licorice. I also detected some hints of black pepper, blueberry and oak towards the end. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are nicely prolonged. This very good Syrah get better the longer it is open.”……87.99

HERMAN STORY CALIFORNIA “NUTS & BOLTS” SYRAH’16 – Moving to the 2016s and a wine that always delivers, the 2016 Nuts & Bolts has lots of White Hawk character in its white pepper, cedar, underbrush and black and blue fruits. Made from 100% Syrah aged in 80% new wood, this beauty is concentrated, full-bodied, and silky, with no hard edges.”………80.99

J. LOHR PASO ROBLES “TOWER ROAD”’15 – Intriguing, deep and dark on the nose, this bottling offers aromas of root beer, black-cherry sauce and vanilla. Framed by upright yet polished tannins on the palate, fresh flavors of blackberry and blueberry are lifted by vanilla spice. This is an easy-to-like, yet heavy-duty, wine.”………35.99

K VINTNER WAHLUKE SLOPE “THE HIDDEN” SYRAH’11 – “Aged in 100% new 500 liter barrels, the 2011 Syrah The Hidden Northridge Vineyard is an incredible Syrah that gives up pure aromas and flavors of blackberry, ground pepper, minerality, and dried spices and hints of vanilla in its full-bodied, elegant and seamless profile. Slightly more mid-weight than prior vintages, yet with beautiful concentration and solid mid-palate depth.”……80.99

LIMERICK LANE RUSSIAN RIVER  SYRAH-GRENACH BLEND11 – “A blend of 63% Syrah and 37% Grenache (the latter from 40-year-old head-pruned vines), the 2011 Syrah/Grenache is Sonoma’s version of a French Chateauneuf du Pape. It was aged in neutral oak and achieved 14.5% natural alcohol. Abundant notes of lavender, roasted herbs, kirsch liqueur, black currants, bouquet garni and roasted meat jump from the glass of this opaque ruby/plum-colored wine. Full-bodied, rich, textured and long, it should drink well for 5-6 years. Sadly, there are fewer than 400 cases of this beauty.”…………….76.99

NEYERS NAPA “HUDSON”’02 – “A dark, rich, heady stew of a wine, right down to the beef, carrots and onions. The range of flavors takes in game meat, exotic spices and beef carpaccio nuances, finishing with a splash of cedar and stewed tomato.”………76.99

PLUMPJACK NAPA’12 – “Riveting aromas of blackberry, black licorice, tar, mocha-laced wood, cedar and plum give this an enticingly complex mix of flavors, yet for all those elements this glides along, cascading on the finish.”…………….76.99

PRESTON FARM & WINERY DRY CREEK PETITE SIRAH14……………….45.99

RAMEY SONOMA “SHANEL VINEYARDS” SYRAH’06 – “There’s lots of spices (white and black pepper) but also plenty of grapey dark berry, red licorice, herb, mineral and cedar notes. Very complex, full-blown and well-balanced, becoming even more complex on the finish, where the flavors unfold to reveal subtle nuances.”…67.99

RAVENSWOOD  “VINTNERS BLEND” CALIFORNIA PETITE SIRAH’13………………..20.99

RED CAR SONOMA COAST’12………47 .99

SHAFER NAPA RELENTLESS”’15   Blended of 90% Syrah and 10% Petite Sirah, the deep purple-black colored 2015 Relentless has a total rock-star nose of flamboyant blackberry pie, plum preserves, mulberries and licorice scents with hints of Sichuan pepper, hoisin, Indian spices and smoked meats plus a waft of raspberry leaves. Very big, rich, full and decadently fruited in the mouth, the palate packs in black fruits and exotic spices layers with a firm, rounded tannin frame and just enough freshness to carry off the long, opulent finish.”…………………143.99

 

Australian  Reds / New Zealand

Australian  Reds

ELDERTON ESTATE BAROSSA “ASHMEAD” “SINGLE VINEYARD” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’09 – The 2009 Ashmead Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from a single estate owned block that was planted prior to WWII. Deep garnet-purple colored, it offers lovely vanilla and spice notes over a core of black currants and blackberries with hints of pencil shavings and cedar. Medium to full bodied, it is both rich and nicely poised on the palate with a solid backbone of medium-firm fine grained tannins, crisp acid and a long and spicy finish.”………108.99

ELDERTON ESTATE BAROSSA  CABERNET SAUVIGNON’09 – “Deep garnet-purple in color and packed with vibrant cassis and warm blueberry notes mixed together with underlying spice cake and vanilla hints, the medium to full-bodied 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is quite structured in the mouth by firm, fine tannins and lively acidity. It finishes with good length.”………45.99

ELDERTON ESTATE BAROSSA “ODE TO LORRAINE” CABERNET BLEND’09 – “A blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Shiraz and 9% Merlot, the 2009 Ode to Lorraine has a deep garnet-purple color and aromas of warm cassis, mulberries and anise with touches of prunes, Ceylon tea and tobacco. Full-bodied and voluptuous in the mouth, it has a moderate level of velvety tannins and enlivening acidity, finishing with persistent savory notes.”………73.99

FIRST DROP “FAT OF THE LAND EBENEZER” SHIRAZ’06 – “Shows lots of ripe fruit up front, but an earthy character gets in the way and attenuates the finish.”……74.99

FIRST DROP BAROSSA “HALF & HALF” SHIRAZ-MONASTRELL’09 –  “Firm in texture, this medium-weight red offers earthy undertones to the dark berry and clove flavors.”………25.99

HICKINBOTHAM McCLAREN “TRUEMAN” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’13 – “Plump blackberry, cherry and toasted rye bread flavors are supported by a muscular backbone of tannins, set in a velvety texture. Black tea and licorice details lend a refined element to the long finish.”………..101.99

HICKINBOTHAM McCLAREN “REVIVALIST” MERLOT’13 – “Graceful and perfumed, with notes of candied violet and gingerbread adding richness to the plum, cassis, fudge and black walnut liqueur flavors. Features dense, polished tannins and a long, lingering finish.”………..101.99

PARINGA SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA SHIRAZ’16 – This is the sort of stereotypical Aussie Shiraz the haters love to hate. It’s full-bodied, warm and plush, oozing with blackberries and plums and loaded up with vanilla and mocha. Yet it’s well done, inexpensive and just plain delicious.”……… 20.99

PENFOLDS SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA “SAINT HENRI” SHIRAZ’13  “Medium deep colour. Lovely fragrant aromas with intense blackberry, inky espresso aromas. Inky textured wine with love fruit complexity and balance. Well-concentrated yet modulated blackberry pastille espresso flavours, looseknit graphite/ fine-boned chalky textures and roasted almond notes. Finishes chalky firm with blackberry pastille, inky notes. Delicious and classic in style with superb vinosity and fruit complexity. Should develop very well over the next ten years or so. 96% Shiraz, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.”……….87.99

MR. RIGGS MCCLAREN “THE GAFFER” SHRIAZ’13……………….25.99

MOLLYDOOKER MCCLAREN VALE “BLUE EYED BOY” SHIRAZ’13 – “Dense, rich and spicy, exhibiting intensely concentrated blueberry and raspberry flavors, underlined by stony, tarry flavors and a plush texture. Shows presence and persistence.”………70.99

MOLLYDOOKER MCCLAREN VALE “THE SCOOTER” MERLOT’13 – “Plump, spicy and generous, with ripe currant fruit and notes of savory red pepper and pink peppercorn adding to the supple finish.”………42.99

MOLLYDOOKER MCCLAREN VALE “TWO LEFT FEET” CABERNET -SHIRAZ’14………………….45.99

PENFOLDS SOUTH EASTERN  “BIN 389” CABERNET SAUVIGNON-SHIRAZ’13  –  “A blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Shiraz made with fruit from Wrattonbully, Barossa, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Robe that was aged 12 months in American oak hogsheads, 40% of which were new, the deep garnet-purple colored 2012 Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz is slightly closed with the Cabernet / cassis leading the nose marked by warm red and black plums, Mediterranean herbs, pepper and cedar. In the mouth notes of vanilla and cedar wrap around the warm black fruit core that is framed by firm, chewy tannins and just enough acid. It finishes long.”………66.99

RED HEADS McLAREN VALE  “MOHAWK” CABERNET SAUVIGNON10– “Firm in texture, offering cherry, cola and smoke notes in a focused beam that rolls across a bed of mildly chewy tannins, persisting nicely on the generous finish.”………24.99

ST. MARY’S LIMESTONE COAST “HOUSE BLOCK” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’12 – “Class-staining ruby. Cherry, cassis, vanilla and peppery spices on the fragrant nose. At once juicy and supple, with very good depth and tangy acid lift to the smoky, sweet dark berry flavors.  Finishes pliant and soft, with good spicy persistence and sneaky, slow-building tannins.”……26.99

SCHILD ESTATE BAROSSA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’16 – In a sea of dense, dark-fruited Barossa Shiraz, it can be a refreshing change to find something with a little more elegance and high fruit tones, even if the aromas venture a slightly into soap territory. Ripe strawberry mingles with baking spices, Dr. Pepper and a savory note. The tannins are tongue-gripping but balanced by a nice acidity and a herbal character on the finish.”……… 23.99

SCHILD ESTATE BAROSSA “G.M.S.”’12  –  “Dark, focused and distinctive, with smoky, licorice-accented plum and currant flavors, dancing with relative lightness over refined tannins on the harmonious finish. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Shiraz.”…………..25.99

SCHILD ESTATE BAROSSA “G.M.S.”’16………..24.99

SCHILD ESTATE BAROSSA MERLOT’11………..36.99

SCHILD ESTATE BASROSSA MERLOT’15 – Blackberry jam, leafy, green herbs, grilled capsicum, dark chocolate. Good stuff.  This wine has a good beat to its soul. Mouth-filling, it finishes with an element of softness before a flash of warm then peppery spice rides it out.”……… 39.99

SCHILD BAROSSA VALLEY “BEN SCHILD RESERVE” SHIRAZ’10 – “Dark and peppery, smooth and supple, layering black cherry and licorice flavors on a plump frame, finishing with length. Has depth and presence.”……73.99

WINE MEN OF GOTHAM SOUTH AUSTRALIA SHIRAZ’17……23.99

WOODSTOCK ESTATE McCLAREN CABERNET SAUVIGNON14– “This classic McLaren Vale Cabernet delivers layers of flavour from aromatic herbs to ripe cassis to leather. Time in barrel and bottle has combined all these characters and created a rich and complex wine.”………26.99

New Zealand

MATUA MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR’0916.99

SEASIDE MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR’14 – The plush, juicy core of fresh raspberry flavors is transparent and pure, with clove, mineral and tobacco accents.”………………..23.99

 

Argentina Reds

ALFREDO ROCA MENDOZA MALBEC’14…………………….…….….22.99

BLACK CABRA MENDOZA MALBEC’14………..18.99

DONA PAULA MENDOZA “LOS CARDOS” MALBEC’17 – “Produced from high altitude vineyards in the Luján de Cuyo region of Mendoza, this 100% Malbec wine blends (somewhat) off-dry, ripe berry flavours with plenty of bright, pomegranate acidity and fine, lightly-smoked tannins to keep the overall balance dry.  Look for light spice notes on the tasty, moderate finish.”………26.99

LAMADRID  AGRELO-MENDOZA“RESERVE” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’10 – “Perfumed, ripe aromas of redcurrant, tobacco leaf, graphite and beefsteak tomato. Sweet, supple and lush, with moderate complexity and no rough edges. Finishes with soft tannins.”….37.99

LAMADRID  AGRELO-MENDOZA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’12…..23.99

LAMADRID MENDOZA CABERNET FRANC’13…………………………32.99

LOS MENDANOS MENDOZA MALBEC’17 ……26.99

MANOS NEGRAS PATAGONIA PINOT NOIR’15 – The 2015 Pinot Noir is now sourced from a district called Cervantes in the province of Rio Negro close to General Roca. Part of full clusters were used to ferment it with indigenous yeasts in cement vats, it was kept with the fine lees and bottled unoaked. There is good freshness and clean aromas of red berries with the faintest hints of earth. The palate is juicy and soft, with a silky texture and a supple finish. Pleasant and accessible, this is a great value and represents a superb entry level to the place and variety.”…….25.99

PASCUAL TOSO MENDOZA “ALTA BARRANCAS” SYRAH’14 – Dark woody mossy aromas are heavy, ripe and suggest raisin and prune. This Syrah is stacked and dense on the palate, with hard tannins that pinch. Blackened burnt flavors of blackberry, toast, baking spices, campfire and bacon finish with overt, dominating oak.”…..62.99

TAPIZ PATAGONIA MALBEC’11…………………26.99

TAPIZ ALTA COLLECTION MENDOZA MALBEC’15 – “Jammy black-fruit aromas are accompanied by Christmas spice and clove scents. This Malbec is saturated and heavy, with a jammy composition. Blackberry, chocolate and fig flavors collapse a bit on a rich, oaky finish.”…..30.99

TERRAZAS MENDOZA “RESERVE” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’05  – “Quite ripe and thickly layered, with fig, plum, prune and coffee notes backed by a strong tobacco element on the finish.”……….…24.99

TRAPICHE ARGENTINA CABERNET SAUVIGNON13– “Deep ruby red colour; cassis, plum, raisin and bell pepper aroma; dry, medium-full body and medium intensity fruit flavour, forward tannin in the finish.”………24.99

 

Chilean Reds

CONCHA Y TORO PEUMO MARQUES DE CASA CONCHA” CARMENERE’15 – Leathery berry aromas are dense and earthy, while not showing any of the green character that sometimes plagues Carmenère. A flush mouthfeel is solid and fruity, with berry and plum flavors that are roasted and meaty. Savory notes on the finish.”…..30.99

CUNA DEL SOL CENTRAL VALLE CARMENERE’15 ……23.99

DON MELCHOR PUENTE ALTO CABERNET SAUVIGNON’13 – Initially this smells foxy, with jumpy untamed berry and plum notes racing across the nose. After the aromas come around, this is hard and choppy on the palate, while herbal black-plum and carob flavors finish more lushly than before, but still fairly tannic.”…..128.99

DON MELCHOR PUENTE ALTO CABERNET SAUVIGNON’14 – A ripe, rich and full-bodied red, with powerful flavors of dark cherry, plum pudding and currant that feature a lush creaminess. Firm and savory midpalate, ending with a long and refined finish that shows mineral and cocoa butter accents, supported by dusty tannins.”…..128.99

DON MELCHOR PUENTE ALTO CABERNET SAUVIGNON’15 – An elegant and rich-tasting red, full of concentrated red plum, cherry and currant flavors, backed suave, medium-grained tannins. The finish offers a caressing palate of lush spice, cocoa powder and cream nuances.”…..128.99

ENGINE HOUSE CHILEAN  “STEWARDCABERNET FRANC’15…….40.99

HARAS DE PIRQUE MAIPO  “RESERVE” CARMENERE’14 ……14.99

HARAS DE PRIQUE APALTA  “HUSSONET RESERVE” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’12 – “Aromas of lemon rind, spice, sweet tobacco and hints of currants. Full to medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Light spicy aftertaste to this.”…………24.99

LOS VASCOS  COLCHAGUA “RESERVE” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’08 – “Forward, offering linzer torte and black cherry notes backed by a hint of fruitcake. Medium-weight, with a slightly firm finish.”…72.99

LUCKY “7” RAPEL CARMENERE’10………………………….26.99

MAREAS CHILEAN CARMENERE’17.………..26.99

MATETIC ACONCAQUA “CORRALILLO WINEMAKERS” RED BLEND’13 – “The good climate blend 2013 Winemaker’s Blend Corralillo is Syrah-based and then there is some 33% Malbec and 18% Cabernet Franc from their El Rosario vineyard, where they have the older plantings, plus a pinch of Petit Verdot. The grapes are destemmed and crushed and put in one open-top tank by gravity. There is a seven-day cold soak and then fermentation starts. Malolactic is in barrels where the wine matured for 16 months. The blend is done at the end, before bottling. They look for hillside vineyards as they get the expression of Syrah with more red fruit and less black olives, fresher, which goes better with the floral aromas of Malbec, and the chocolate and tobacco notes of Cabernet Franc. The nose is very showy, floral, aromatic, intense and clean with integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and the freshness of place, as well as the 2013 growing conditions. There are not that many cool climate blends.”…….45.99

NEYEN COLCHAGUA “ESPIRITU DE APALTA” RED BLEND’08 – 80% Carmenere, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky deep maroon. Big plum character, with ample cinnamon, dark chocolate, and vanilla notes. Big body with a lasting, yet balanced, finish. Deep and rich, it stands up well to a big meal while also working enjoyably as a winter sipper.”………………..73.99

RITUAL CASABLANCA PINOT NOIR’14 – A dense and wonderfully long and silky pinot with strawberry, light hazelnut, and hints of lemon peel. Full body, yet lively and wired. This gives competition to Sea Smoke pinot but at half to one-third the price.”………………..36.99

THE DESCENT VALLE CENTRAL MERLOT15…………26.99

VINA MONTES SANTA CRUZ “FOLLY SYRAH”’05 – “Dense and layered, with lots of fig, black currant paste, mocha and black licorice flavors, all supported by muscular, but ripe and well-embedded structure.  Long, dark finish has lots of  power in reserve, but shows fine harmony already. The best-balanced vintage so far for this powerful Syrah.”……..94.99

 

French Reds

Bordeaux

AUX TROIS FRERES COTES DE CASTILLON’06 – “Dark garnet, great concentration. Flamboyant nose, very sweet floral, confected bubble gum–almost Fun Dip, with distinct green pepper edges, vanilla, black cherry. Palate picks up with black cherry/cranberry fruit, high acidity, excellent balance, grenadine nuances toward a lengthy finish. Solid, enjoyable wine.”…………37.99

CHATEAU CANTENAC BROWN MARGAUX’12 – “Earthy, tobacco, fresh, bright, crisp, cassis and dark cocoa, with a tannic, energetic, smooth finish.”………..91.99

CHATEAU DE PEZ SAINT ESTEPHE MERLOT BLEND’15 – “The 2015 Château de Pez is a blend of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 51% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, matured in one-third new oak, the rest in one- and two-year-old barrels. It has a bold and generous nose of kirsch and blueberry, quite high-toned, but perhaps lacking some complexity underneath. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin. It is nicely balanced, gently grippy in the mouth with a harmonious finish, but what it lacks is the persistence on the finish that would have nailed it as a great wine.”………97.99

CHATEAU DES TOURTES CUVEE PRESTIGE ROUGE’15………….41.99

CHATEAU HAUT BERGEY PESSAC LEOGNANC’09- “Bright cherry and berry fruit flavors nestle in a broad, soft texture in this juicy red, which has bright acidity, modest tannins and an herbal, floral finish that’s fresh and focused. Not a blockbuster, but balanced and harmonious.”………89.99

CHATEAU HAUT-BEAUSEJOUR SAINT ESTEPHE CABERNET BLEND’15 – “The 2015 Haut-Beauséjour is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. It has a tightly wound, slightly subdued bouquet that just feels a little static in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, quite fine tannin, well balanced and detailed with truffle and cedar-infused black fruit. It might lack the substance of its counterparts south in Pauillac, yet I still consider this to be a well-crafted wine that should offer a decade of pleasure.”………62 .99

CHATEAU HAUT PLANTEY HAUT MEDOC MERLOT BLEND’14………….23.99

CHATEAU LASSEGUE VIGNOT’09 – “Powerful and rich, this has sweet tannins that overlay a juicy blackberry-jelly flavor. It is sumptuous and opulent, squeezing out every bit of richness. It has weight, and its tannins offer a fine future.”……113.99

CHATEAU LES REUILLES ROUGE’09……………………23.99

CHATEAU-NENIN FUGUE DE NENIN’10 – “Soft, friendly, forward and open-knit, with plum, grape and blackberry fruit. A gentle kiss of singed vanilla and a flash of graphite appear on the finish.”…….73.99

CHATEAU PHELAN SEGUR SAINT ESTEPHE’08- “Offers good medium-bodied flesh, with mulled plum, smoked apple wood and tobacco leaf notes that give way a bit to a slightly taut structure on the finish.”………89.99 

 

Burgundy

CHATEAU DE PONCIE BEAUJOLAIS “LE PRE ROI” GAMAY’14This is a very fine and polished Beaujolais. Medium body, bright acidity and a subtle finish of berries and citrus fruit. White pepper.”…..45.99

MAISON BONHEUR BEAUJOLAIS’16  –  The Beaujolais region of Burgundy is well known for its easygoing, medium-bodied reds made from the Gamay grape. This version shows off quintessential characteristics of the variety, featuring juicy, exuberant red fruit flavors of cherry and cranberry alongside savory notes of violet and black pepper.”………….26.99  

 

Rhone

BIELER PERE ET FILES  COTES DU RHONE “LA JASSINE” GRENACHE-SYRAH BLEND’15 – “Silky and pure, featuring crushed plum fruit gilded with violet and lavender hints. The fruit sails through the finish. Grenache and Syrah.”…….26.99

BONPAS VENTOUX GRENACHE BLEND’13 – “A well-built red wine with pleasing tannins. Smooth yet chewy, there is a nice lenght providing lasting aromas on the nose.”……….23.99

DOMAINE ANDRE BRUNEL SOUTHERN RHONE COTES DU RHONE ’13…….23.99

DOMAINE DU PEGAU “RESERVE” CHATEANEUF DU PAPE’09- “Dark and dense, with stunning espresso, warm ganache and roasted plum aromas giving way to layers of black currant, braised fig and licorice root. The long, grip-filled finish is framed by a strong roasted mesquite edge and a lingering note of brick dust. A wild wine, with loads going on.”………..134.99

DOMAINE LA SOUMADE RASTEAU “CUVEE PRESTIGE”’11  –  “Opaque, deep purple complexion with lavish aromas of fresh blackberry, dark cherries and even hints of blue fruit are layered with damp earth, lavender and black pepper.”……..51.99

DOMAINE USSEGLIO “CUVEE DE MON AIEVL CHAT DU PAPE’07..157.99

DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO ET FILS “CUVEE DE MON AIEUL” CHATEANEUF DU PAPE’14 – Up with the crème de la crème of the vintage, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul is 100% Grenache, was mostly destemmed, and aged 70% in concrete tank and 30% in one- and two-year-old demi-muids. Full-bodied, rich, nicely concentrated and layered, it’s loaded with Provençal notes of ground herbs, crushed flowers, licorice and black raspberry. It’s a charming, forward example of this cuvee that should have 10-15 years of overall longevity. Both the 2013s and 2014 from the Usseglio brothers are solid, and they have more texture and charm than most in the vintage.”………..135.99

DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO ET FILS ROGUE CHATEANEUF DU PAPE’14 – Elegant, spicy charmer, with a forward personality that shows off its black raspberry, kirsch, and white pepper core quite nicely. Forward in style, this is already quite fun to drink.”………..66.99

DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO ET FILS RESERVE “DES DEUX FERES” CHATEANEUF DU PAPE’14 ………..214.99

DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO ET FILS “LIRAC” ROGUE’15 – Tasted as a final blend, but not yet bottled, the 2015 Lirac is 60% Grenache, 15% each of Mourvèdre and Syrah and the rest Cinsault, all aged in equal parts tank and once and twice used demi-muids. There’s only 600 cases made, and it has terrific density and depth, with notes of blackcurrants, black cherries and licorice. Nicely concentrated and textured.”………..44.99

DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO ET FILS “PANORAMA” GRENACHE BLEND’15 ………..27.99

E. GUIGAL RHONE  “CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE”’13  –  “The 2013 Chateauneuf du Pape is the current release, having spent three years in foudres prior to bottling. It’s ready to drink, yet it still has some tannin to offer and marries that structure to notes of cherries, leather and licorice on the supple finish.”…….73.99

FERRATON PERE & FILS CROZES HERMITAGE “LA MATINIERE” ROUGE SYRAH’15…………….36.99

SAINTE EUGENIE CORBIERES CARIGNAN’15…….23.99

TOUR SAINT SAINT-MICHEL CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE “ROGUE FEMINESSANCE”’10 – “The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Feminessance is extraordinary. Opaque ruby/purple, with a beautiful nose of lavender and blackberry liqueur as well as hints of white chocolate, espresso roast, raspberries and kirsch, its multi-layered mouthfeel, stunning purity and longnfinish suggest a wine that has 15 or more years in it.”……………………101.99

VIDAL-FLEURY COTES DU VENTOUX SYRAH BLEND’13……….23.99

VILLA PONCIAGO FLEURIE “LA RESERVE” GAMAY’14………..34.99

 

Other French 

AMOUR FOU PAYS d’OC PINOT NOIR’17.………..26.99

CA ROULE BEAUJOLAIS’16………………….29.99

DAVID PHINNEY MAURY FRANCE “OTHERS PROPRIETARY BLEND”’14  – A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan.  The wine has a ruby, purple opaque hue with aromas of licorice, spring flowers, campfire, toast and sweet vanilla. On the palette there are abundant flavors of blackberry, wild berry, pepper and spice. Intense and concentrated with a persistent finish, the wine is ready to drink now and enjoy.”………37.99

DOMAINE SAINTE EUGENIE CORBIERES CARIGNAN’15…….23.99

GEORGE DUBOEUF BEAUJOLAIS “LA MADONE” GAMAY’15 – The wine comes from the La Madone vineyard just below the small chapel on the hill in Fleurie. It is a solid cru wine, with tannins and dark-berry fruits as well as acidity. There is a strong mineral element here, along with concentration and the ability to age.”…..30.99

GILBERT & GAILLARD ST. CHINIAN, LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON
ROC BLANC’15 –
 “Gilbert & Gaillard are not only successful wine journalists. For some time they have been winegrowers themselves and produce excellent wines according to their ideas on their own Chateau in St. Chinian. The wines produced here with the utmost care in harmony with nature and landscape impress with their perfection in color, smell and taste! This top cuvée is the quintessence of the best terroir of Château Gilbert & Gaillard, matured in oak barrels for 2 years! Enormous power in perfect balance with ripe fruit and elegance, a wine for very special occasions.”……53.99

HOB NOB PINOT NOIR’09……………..21.99

LA FORT PAYS D’OC PINOT NOIR’16…….26.99

LA FORET PAYS d’OC PINOT NOIR’17.………..26.99

M. CHAPOUTIER DOMIANE BILA HAUT ROUSSILLON -VILLAGES“OCCULTUM LAPIDEM”08 – “Offers mocha and chocolate notes in this suave, full-bodied red. Quite creamy, with supple spicy notes that linger on the focused finish, backed up by a pretty array of fine tannins.”…53.99

M. CHAPOUTIER DOMIANE BILA HAUT ROUSSILLON -VILLAGES “OCCULTUM LAPIDEM11 – The bramble and spice elements are balanced and fresh in this muscular, juicy red from the south of France. Displays hints of black olive to the dried blackberry and plum compote flavors, featuring a firm kick of tannins on the mocha-infused finish.”………53.99

M. CHAPOUTIER DOMIANE BILA HAUT ROUSSILLON-
VILLAGES
OCCULTUM LAPIDEM ”’12 – “The bramble and spice elements are balanced and fresh in this muscular, juicy red from the south of France. Displays hints of black olive to the dried blackberry and plum compote flavors, featuring a firm kick of tannins on the mocha-infused finish.”….59.99

M. CHAPOUTIER ROUSSILLON “BILA-HAUT”’12…26.99

MAS DU SOLEILLA SOUTHERN FRANCE “PETIT MARS”’07…36.99

ORIN SWIFT COTES CATALANES “D66” GRENACHE’09 – “This is a true Orin Swift wine- rich, opulent, hedonistic, and seductive. Almost black in color, it’ll coat your glass with silky layers of dark fruit, spice, and moist earth. Notes of bitter cherry, raisins, toasty vanilla, and exotic Asian spices are all perfectly balanced out in the 15.2 alcohol content.   A nice amount of tannin on the finish distinguishes it from just your average big nasty fruit bomb.  It’s truly gorgeous.”…61.99

SEIGNEUR-TERRACES PAYS d’OC MERLOT’17.………..26.99

SEPTIMANIA LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON CORBIERES ROUGE’16 – “Corbières, a sparsely populated, mountainous area within Languedoc, is home to the vineyards that produced this rustic wine, composed of 60% Carignane, 20% Grenache and 20% Syrah. The flavors of blueberry, plum and blackberry could best be characterized as plump and supple, with a captivating spice element on the finish.”…….26.99

VAINQUEUR PAYS d’OC CABERNET SAUVIGNON’17.………..26.99

VIGNOBLES BERTHIER DOMAINE DES CLAIRNEAUX SANCERRE ROUGE PINOT NOIR’13  –  “So light in color, this Pinot Noir is almost a rosé. The texture and structure, though, are definitely of a red wine. Firm tannins give a backbone to the red cherry fruitiness and fresh acidity.”……..41.99

VILLA DES ANGES CABERNET SAUVIGNON11……24.99

VOIL PAYS D’OC PINOT NOIR’16………………….26.99

Italian Reds

Piedmont

DEMARIE BARBARESCO’10………….. 87.99

PIO CESARE DOLCETTO D’ALBA’16……..34.99

Tuscany

ANTINORI GUADO AL TASSO BOLGHERI BORDEAUX RED BLEND’13 – “A bit reticent, with black cherry, black currant and herb flavors married to a supple texture and fine-grained tannins. The long finish shows promise, but this will need a few years to flesh out. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.”……143.99

ARCANUM “VALADORNA”’09  –  “Brimming with sweet cherry, raspberry, mushroom, anise and spice flavors, this is balanced and fresh, with a long, energetic aftertaste of dried fruit, spice and tea. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.”………108.99

BARICHELLO TORRAIA’12……..73.99

BELVEDERE CAMPOLI CHIANTI CLASSICO’15………53.99

BRANCATELLI GUISEPE SYRAH’09 ……..87.99

BRANCATELLI VALLE DEL SOGNO CABERNET FRANC/CABERNET SAUVIGNON’11 ……..101.99

BRANCATELLI VALLE DELLE STELLE CABERNET BLEND’12….34.99

CA’DEL MONTE VERONA AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO’10……………73.99

CASADEI “FILARE 41’04…62.99

CASANOVA Di NERI BRUNELLO MONTALCINO’12 – Effusive aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry, floral, mineral and tobacco are at the center of this linear, vibrant red. Well-structured, this offers terrific length on the sinewy finish.”……94.99

CASTELLO di POPPIANO CHIANTI RISERVA FIORENTINI’14………53.99

CASTELLO di POPPIANO IL CORTILE CHIANTI FIORENTINI’15………31.99

GUICCIARDINI LA HISTORIA SUPER TUSCAN’14………76.99 

LE SERRE NUOVE BOLGHERI DELL’ORNELLAIA’02……..42.99

MARCHESE ANTINORI CHIANTI CLASSICO “TIGNANELLO” SANGIOVESE’14 – “This is spry and taut, with cherry, strawberry, wild herb, spice and tobacco notes. Stays fresh and focused, firming up on the dense, long finish. Very Tuscan.”……63.99

MASI di MANDORLAIA II MASSI MORELLINO di SCANSANO’15………39.99

SANTA MARTINA TOSCANA ROSSA10…………………17.99

VOLPAIA CHIANTI CLASSICO SANGIOVESE’16 – “Showing ripe fruit and rich intensity, the 2016 Chianti Classico (made with 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot) would pair nicely next to pasta with extra cheese grated on top. This wine is bright and fruit-forward with the fresh acidity to cut though the fat in cheese, butter or cream. The tight and focused nature of the wine’s sharp berry flavors would also make a perfect contrast to the natural sweetness in those ingredients..”……31.99

Italian Other Reds

ANTONELLI  SAGRANTINO DI MONTEFALCO’98 – “A big, bold red with vanilla cream and game aromas. Blueberry, dark chocolate and earth flavors carry big tannins.”………..113.99

COLLEFRISIO VINEYARDS MONTEPULCIANO-PRIMITIVO ROSSO “CONFORNTO”’13……44.99

DORIGO FRIULI “PIGNOLA DI BUTTRIO”’01 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…94.99

DORIGO FRIULI “MONTSCLAPADE”’01 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…76.99

DORIGO FRIULI “REFOSCO DAL PEDUNCOLO ROSSO”’00 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…65.99

GIUSEPPE GABBAS NUORO SARDEGNA CANNONAU DI SARDENGA DULE “RESERVE”’05 …….65.99 

GIUSEPPE GABBAS NUORO SARDEGNA CANNONAU DI SARDENGA DULE “RESERVE”’08….54.99

JOSEPHUS MAYR BOLZANO ALTO ADIGE LAMAREIN’05 – Intense spicy and smoky aromas lead into a palate that is impressive in its solidity yet perked up by acidity that makes it juicy and enjoyable. The licorice finish underlies a very deep close.”……76.99

MYTHMAKER PUGLIA PRIMITIVO’17.………..26.99

NIEDERMAYR “EUFORIUS”’00 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…42.99

PIO CESARE LANGHE IL NEBBIO’16 – “Transparent garnet in colour with generous aromas of strawberry, cherry, dusty earth, spice and a trace of sweet hay and wildflowers. Red currant, cherry, crushed black peppercorn along with an herbaceous trace are framed by woolly tannins. Earth and spice notes persist on the lengthy finish. A great play between fruit, spice and tannins, it’s an incredible and unique experience to enjoy Nebbiolo so young.”…..33.99

SARDUS PATER ARRUGA’08 –  This is a co-op of about 200 growers who each own less than 1 hectare of land and each are meticulous in their winemaking, resulting in wines of remarkable quality from their ungrafted vines.  This wine is aged 9 months in new barriques.”…….73.99

SETTE AJE FRAPPATO SICILIANE’16 – “This light-bodied red, with delightful flavors of strawberry and raspberry, is perfect for fans of pleasant, easy-drinking reds.”…….26.99

 

Spanish Red

BODEGAS  EL ANGOSTO “LA TRIBU” SYRAH BLEND ’10 – “The entry-level 2010 La Tribu is made up of equal parts Monastrell, Garnacha, and Syrah aged in oak for 4 months. Aromas of meat, game, underbrush, blackberry, and blueberry are followed by a succulent, impeccably balanced, friendly wine that offers outstanding value.”…35.99

CAMPO VIEJO RIOJA GRANACHA’12 – “Violets and dark, heady fruit aromasemerge from the nose of this 2012 Garnacha. A gentle wisp of vanilla bean is present as well. The palate is studded with plum, blueberry and raspberry flavors. Spices such as pepper and clove are present as well and lead to the finish which shows off rhubarb and strawberry as well as tiny bits of anise seed. The finish has solid length.”….18.99

CELLARS CAPAFONS-OSSO “MONSANT MASIA ESPLANES”’03 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION “Rugged tannins give way to roasted plum, coffee and earth flavors in this solid, rustic red.  Has grip, but it’s tough. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Garnacha and Carinena”…44.99

CIMS DE PORRERA “PRIORAT CLASSIC”’01 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION  – Ripe, almost roasted, with black cherry, wild herb, licorice and black pepper notes.  Has rich, round tannins and good concentration, but remains balanced and generous, with a spicy finish.”…93.99

CLOS DOMINIC VINYES “BIAXES”’04…46.99

CONTINO RIOJA GRAN RESERVA’08  – “The 2008 Reserva is a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% between Mazuelo and Garnacha, inox fermented and aged in used oak barrels of which 40% were made of American wood and the rest were French. 2008 was a challenging vintage and they didn’t produce many of the special wines that year, so the best fruit went towards the Reserva. It has a very lactic, sweet nose, with notes of orange rind and cherries. As Contino is a warm vineyard, the cold years make for quite balanced wines, and this 2008 has good acidity, not terribly complex, but clean with a slight herbaceous touch. Fine-grained tannins and acidity will make it age gracefully.”……..65.99

CUEVA LLANA RIBERA DEL JUCAR SYRAH’17…………….27.99

FLOR D’ ENGLORA ROURE MONSTANT’09…25.99

EL MIRACLE MARISCAL VALENCIA GRANACHA’14 ………..23.99

JARO CHAFADIN RIBERA DEL DUERO TEMPRANILLO’13………….53.99

LA PINTADA CAMPO DE BORJA GRENACHE-SYRAH’15………………….29.99

SANTO CRISTO CAMPO DE BORJA GRANACHA’12  – “The northern Spanish region of Campo de Borja is known for hot weather, very little rain and their expertise with the Garnacha grape. What this charming wine lacks in seriousness it more than makes up for in juicy, fruity drinkability and its fantastically low price. Peppery, juicy, red berry fruits and balancing freshness.”……..20.99

TANDEM ARS MEMORIA’07– “Deep dark plum colored.  Mature nose with notes of black currant (cassis), spices, black pepper, chocolate and cedar.  Fine tannins on the palate, with volume, long, friendly, with a long, elegant finish.  Fresh and elegant.”………62.99

TINTO JOVEN CAMPO DE BORJA “PENELOPE SANCHEZ”’08…22.99

TORRES GRAN CORONAS PENEDES “RESERVA’”10  – Cherry and fresh cedar aromas from the cork. Savoury nicotine, smoky and earthy nose, followed by herbal and blackberry aromas of medium+ intensity. Palate is medium-bodied with lively acids. Oak spice, red & black cherry, herbal flavour profile. Medium+ level tannins and a long, warm, oak-spiced and bitter chocolate finish. Spice calmed down to a more pleasing level with air.”………………..26.99

South African

OHENE WELLINGTON PINOTAGE’16 – “Pinotage is a hybrid between Pinot Noir and Cinsault that’s grown almost exclusively in South Africa.  It produces deep red wines high in tannins with smoky dark fruit flavors accented by earthy bramble characteristics. Pinotage is also commonly blended with other varieties, producing what is referred to as a Cape Blend in South Africa.”…………29.99

RUSTENBERG STELLENBOSCH CABERNET BLEND’13…….48.99

THREE HARES WELLINGTON PINOTAGE’16…….29.99

THREE HARES WELLINGTON PINOTAGE’17…….24.99

Port / Portugal

CASA  SANTOS  LIMA  CONFIDENCIAL LISBOA  “RESERVE” RED BLEND’10  – “Full of tannins at this stage, it shows power and density. It’s a blend of more than 10 varieties, giving complexity as well as structure. There is acidity as well, bringing together the rich texture and a solid, wood and dark fruit combination.”…23.99

CASA SANTOS LIMA “COLOSSAL” SYRAH BLEND’13.……16.99

EMILIO LUSTAU EAST INDIA SPANISH “SOLERA” SHERRY’NV  – “This is a style that was popular in the 19th century with the British colonists in India. By the time the sherry had been shipped to India it was quite mellowed with a burnt sugar edge to the flavour. These days it is made from 2/3 Oloroso and 1/3 Pedro Ximénez aged for 9 years then put back into barrel. It is placed in the hottest part of the winery and water is sprayed daily onto the floor to produce the humidity. Unlike the wine made from 100% Palomino Fino, thiswine can be opened and held for several weeks. The sample was a deep, thick, coffee coloured wine. Rich raisin scents with just the faintest hint of beef tea. A clean style and not as viscous as I would have imagined. It has all the nutty, dried fruit characters of the Oloroso wine but mocha and caramel too. A rich, powerful wine and I can see why it was so popular.”…….32.99

HENRIQUES & HENRIQUES DOCE “5 YEAR” MADEIRANV…….37.99

MADRIGAL PETITE SIRAH PORT’06………36.99

MARTIVORA “LBV” PORTO’05………30.99

MARTIVORA 10 YEAR TAWNY PORT………51.99

QUINTA DO NOVAL “LATE BOTTLE VINTAGE” DUORO’08…………30.99

QUINTA VALE D MARIA – VAN ZELLER DOURO “RUFO” RED’10  –  “Well-rounded, with rich spice and fruit flavors, including plum compote, raspberry tart and nutmeg. A rich vein of chocolate, with light minty accents, runs through to the luscious finish.”…….27.99

ROQUEVALE ALENTJO “RESERVE” RED BLEND’09………………..30.99

TERRA D’ORO AMADOR “ZINFANDEL” PORTNV – “Begins with aromas of dark berries, black currant, raisins, orange zest and chocolate. Tasting thePort shows a nice velvety smooth texture with sweet black berries, raspberry, and black currant flavors plus a bit of toffee and chocolate. The finish has a bit of heat and then the sweet flavors linger nicely.”….39.99

 

White Zinfandel & Blush

ANGELINE CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR ROSE’17 – “This is a really delicious rosé with strawberries, lemons and light peach character. Light to medium body and a fresh finish. More like a very light red. Delicious. Serve nicely chilled.”….24.99

BONNY DOON “VIN GRIS DE CIGARE”’06…29.99

CASTELLO di POPPIANO ROSATO della COSTA’18………33.99 

CHARLES SMITH WASHINGTON “BAND OF ROSESROSE’17………20.99

CHATEAU D’ASTROS COTE DE PROVENCE ROSE’14……25.99

CHATEAU KEFRAYA BEKKA VALLEY, LEBANON “LES BRETECHES” ROSE’18……..20.99

CHATEAU DE FERRAGES COTES DE PROVENCE ROSE’17 …….20.99

CIELO DELLE VENETO ROSE’NV.………..20.99

COPPOLA MONTEREY ROSE’12  –  “On the nose, the wine has a subtle bouquet of fresh red berries and a slight herbal note.  On the palate, it is all strawberry and raspberry, light, fruity and juicy with a restrained but discernible sweetness.”…….27.99

DECOY CALIFORNIA ROSE’18……..30.99

DOMAINE MABY TAVEL “PRIMA DONNA” ROSE’15……………….23.99

DOMIANE MABY TAVEL “PRIMA DONNA” ROSE’17 – Whiffs of violet, fresh tarragon and black-currant candy introduce this deep-hued, complex rosé. Dry in style, its pristine black fruit flavors are ripe and concentrated. Fresh acidity and a firm, granitic edge lead its long, lingering finish. Delicious now.”……….20.99

DOMAINE PETRONI  CORSICA FRANCE ROSE’17.………..20.99

DOMAINE SAINT MITRE FRANCE “PAPILLON” ROSE’18……..20.99

ELIO PERRONE PIEDMONT “BIGARO” ROSE’11…………………32.99

ESCUDO REAL VINHO VERDE PORTUGAL ROSE’17.………..20.99

FAMIGLIA LOMBARDIA OLIVINI CHIARETTO ROSE CLASSICO’17…………….25.99

FROG’S LEAP CALIFORNIA “LA GRENOUILLE” ROSE’15………….30.99

ILLAHE WILLAMETTE TEMPRANILLO ROSE’17.………..20.99

KIM CRAWFORD HAWKWS BAY ROSE16  – “The grapes behind the Hawkes Bay, artist formerly known as “Pansy” Rosé are merlot and malbec, both dusty sweet.”…20.99

LUCASHOF GERMANY “TROCKEN” ROSE’18……..23.99

MAS DE BRESSADES COSTIERES DE NIMES ROSE BLEND’17 – Initial whiffs of smoke and earth blow off to reveal bright red plum and bramble aromas here. Dry and refreshingly tart, it offers crisp raspberry and strawberry flavors nuanced by hints of garrigue and crushed stone.”………20.99

MASCIARELLI  MONTEPULCIANO ROSE’15……..20.99

MULDERBOSCH SOUTH AFRICA CABERNET ROSE’16.……14.99

ORNELLA MOLON VENETO FRIZZANTE ROSATO’15……..22.99

SAVED CALIFORNIA ROSE’13…………..…27.99

SEVEN HILLS COLUMBIA VALLEY ROSE’13 – “Primarily Cabernet Franc, with small amounts of Petit Verdot for additional structure and Malbec. A light and refreshing rose with a nice hint of flowers and a bone dry finish.”……31.99

STEMMARI  SICILY  ROSE’14 – “This very nice rosé displays fruity notes of raspberry and blackberry, bringing reminders of summer.”………….20.99

TIN ROOF CELLARS SANTA ROSA “ROSE”’06 – “Juicy but simple, with a dark-pink hue and cherry and vanilla flavors. Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah and others.”…22.99

TORRES CATALUNYA “DE CASTA” ROSE’16 ………..20.99

VAN DUZER WILLAMETTE PINOT NOIR ROSE’13  –  “The wine’s nose is restrained, showing delicate aromas of white sugar and vanilla. It enters the mouth smooth and polished with considerable volume. Showing our signature airy style, the wine eschews weight and viscosity and favors acceleration and agility. The fruit flavors are also restrained, suggesting early season strawberries and pomegranate.”…….32.99

VINA MONTES COLCHAGUA VALLEY SYRAH-ROSE “CHERUB”’06…30.99

VIDEIRA PORTUGAL “PAMELA” ROSE15…………29.99

 

Champagne & Sparkling

ARGYLE WILLAMETTE BRUT’15 – “Blended from 70 percent pinot noir, 20 percent chardonnay and the rest pinot meunier, this fine-boned sparkler has an earth tone reminiscent of pinot noir bruts. It smells of bread crust and lemon zest, with vinous flavors and zippy acids.”……41.99

ARGYLE WILLAMETTE BRUT ROSE’15………59.99

BARTON & GUESTIER FRANCE BRUT ROSE’NV………..20.99

BISOL JEIO VENETO PROSECCO’NV – “Bisol Desiderio Jeio Prosecco Brut is white gold, with moderately active bubbles and fresh aromas of grapes and a hint of citrus. It’s fruity and slightly pungent, attractively so, leading to a short, tart finish.”……22.99

CIELO VENETO  SPARKLING PROSECCO’NV  –  Pale silvery straw color. Fresh aromas and flavors of sweet fruit melange, orgeat, and fresh cut sweet herbs with a round, lively, fizzy, dry-yet-fruity light body and an interesting, medium-length pineapple candy, mixed melon, mineral, and quince finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A rock solid Prosecco with pure fruit, great structure and a nice sense of place.”…….22.99

CLETO CHIARLI EMILIA ROMAGNA ITALY ROSE BRUT DE NOIR NV……23.99

COLLEFRISIO VINEYARDS GUARDICCA D’ ABRUZZO “LE CAVE” BRUT ROSE’13………41.99

CUVEE DOM PERIGNON CHAMPAGNE ’09–There’s a subtle power to this graceful Champagne, which boasts a firm, crystalline frame of acidity married to the fine, satinlike mousse and notes of white raspberry, brioche and Earl Grey tea. Seamless through to the long finish of smoke and spice accents, this opens beautifully in the glass.”…..209.99

DELTETTO ITALIAN BRUT ROSE’ NV……..41.99

DOMAINE CHANDON CARNEROS BLANC de NOIRS’NV- “Pale in color, flavorful, delicate, boasting a sense of elegance and finesse, marked by subtle cherry, earth and hazelnut notes and a complex aftertaste…..26.99

DOMINIO DE THARSYS CAVA BRUT ROSE’NV………….25.99

DRAPPIER BRUT ROSENV- “Spice and licorice notes lace flavors of candied black cherry, currant, stony mineral and kumquat in this tightly knit rosé. Lightly creamy in texture, with a firm, mouthwatering finish.”………69.99

DRUIAN GUYOT ITALIAN  “EXTRA DRY” PROSECCO’NV……27.99

DRUSIAN DRU EL CRU ITALY PROSECCO’NV  – “A clean Prosecco, with apple and a hint of grapefruit and mineral. Medium froth, with a crisp finish.”……20.99

I CASTELLI VENETO “ROMEO GIULIETTA” BRUT’NV…….23.99

KRUG BRUT GRANDE CUVEE’NV – “This is all about balance and the integration of power and finesse, with finely honed acidity supporting flavors of quince paste, dried black cherry, spun honey and candied orange zest, while rich notes of roasted walnut, coffee liqueur and toasted cardamom resonate on the finish. Hard to stop sipping.”……….160.99

LA MARCA VENETO  SPARKLING PROSECCO’NV  –  “A delicate, well balanced Prosecco showing a good blend of baked apple, sour lemon & grapefruit, with a light creamy mineral texture on the palate.”…….22.99

MIONETTO VENETO PROSECCO’NV……22.99

MOET CHANDON “IMPERIAL” BRUT ROSE’NV – “This is a well-balanced wine, full of red fruits and with an attractive, deep salmon-pink color. It is ripe, showing plenty of fruit while also having a crisp texture and plenty of final acidity. The aftertaste is bright and lively.”…..76.99

MOET CHANDON GRAND VINTAGE ROSE’08 – “Those who remember the previous 2006 Grand Vintage Rosé from Moët & Chandon will be pleasantly surprised by the just-released 2008 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage Rosé ($90). While still reflecting the floral fruitiness of the Grand Vintage style, the 2008 vintage possesses a spicier depth, thanks to a composition of 46 percent Pinot Noir, 32 percent Chardonnay, and 22 percent Pinot Meunier. This results in greater complexities, finer bubbles, and a noticeably sharper crispness.” ………………….91.99

MOET CHANDON GRAND VINTAGE’08 – “Just beginning to mature, this balanced, ripe wine is complex, with bright acidity, toast and pear and green-plum fruits. It is rich, with a tight mouse that shows intensity as well as a stylish character.”………83.99

MUMM BRUT ROSE NAPA’NV- “Fresh and lively, yet rich, with strawberry and spicy yeast aromas and lush, ripe flavors of Cherry, Vanilla and Crips apple.”……34.99

ROGER GOULART CAVA PENEDES ROSE BRUT’13…………….30.99

PERIER-JOUET BRUT “FLEUR de CHAMPAGNE BELLE EPOQUE”’04 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Hints of burnt sugar and toffee accent this bright Champagne, along with notes of apple pie, bread dough, cream and candied lemon peel. There’s a fine balance between the wine’s finesse and its lively character, with a long, smoke-tinged finish.”………163.99

PIPER HEISIECK CHAMPAGNE “1785”’NV – “A mouthwatering Champagne, with a fine mousse, this offers juicy flavors of plum, candied grapefruit zest, ground ginger and pastry. Vibrant and expressive.”……46.99

ROEDERER ESTATE ANDERSON VALLEY BRUT ROSE’NV –  Expressive and festive, backed by good structure. Aromas of strawberry and ginger bread lead to crisp, plush red apple and spice flavors.”…………..46.99

RUFFINO OTERA ITALIAN PROSECCO’NV………20.99

RUINART BRUT ROSE’NV – “There’s lovely precision to the integration of this elegant rosé, offering a fine backbone of acidity and a light mousse. The flavors of poached pear, black cherry, fleur de sel, lemon zest and ginger are finely meshed, with a subtle vein of smoky minerality.”……….69.99

STELLINA DI NOT VENTO PROSECCO’NV…………………20.99

TERRE GAIE VENETO SEMI-SPARKLING MOSCATO NV…………….21.99

TOSTI SPUMANTE PIEDMONT MOSCATO ASTI’NV…………………20.99

TRIONE SONOMA BRUT’15……..46.99

VEUVE CLIQUOT YELLOW LABEL”’NV…69.99

VEUVE CLICUOT PONSARDIN BRUT’04 – “Here Dominique Demarville looks to tannins to provide complex structure, so the wine is compatible with a wide range of foods. One of the keys is the component that goes into the oak fermenters. The pinots (noir 62%, meunier 8%) do much of the heavy lifting, and the 7g/l dosage does not obscure the citrus/mineral streak that runs through the back-palate and finish.”………..83.99

VEUVE CLICQOUT BRUT’08 – “A vivid version, like raw silk on the palate, with a powerful frame of acidity well-meshed with saline-tinged, minerally underpinnings and flavors of black currant, apricot, almond biscotti and crystallized honey.”………104.99

VEUVE CLICUOT ROSE BRUT’NV – “Has the same apparent composition as the NV Yellow Label of 50-52% pinot noir, 30% chardonnay and 18-20% pinot meunier; but here there is 12% pinot noir table wine included in the total pinot component. Demarville says it is the most difficult wine to make; the red wine tannins must be managed so that the creamy mouthfeel is maintained without denying the strawberry-accented fruit flavours their distinct point of difference.”………..79.99

VEUVE CLICQOUT ROSE’08 – Rich and smoky on first impression, yet this harmonious Champagne is elegant overall, with sleek acidity and a minerally underpinning deftly married to flavors of strawberry pâte de fruit, toast, mandarin orange peel and crystallized honey. Offers a lasting, vibrant finish.”………118.99

VEUVE CLICUOT DEMI SEC’NV – “Like a sweeter version of a good blanc de blancs, with graphite, honey and lemon notes that mix with the richness and lively acidity. Moderate length.”………..69.99

VEUVE CLICQOUT “LA GRAND DAME”’08 – “Rich and smoky on first impression, yet this harmonious Champagne is elegant overall, with sleek acidity and a minerally underpinning deftly married to flavors of strawberry pâte de fruit, toast, mandarin orange peel and crystallized honey. Offers a lasting, vibrant finish.”………209.99