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10 SPAN VINEYARDS SANTA BARBARA’13………………..20.99

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

AVERY QUINN MONTEREY’09………………….…29.99

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.”…….41.99

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.”…….29.99

BEAULIEU VINEYARD CALIFORNIA “COASTAL”’13……….20.99

BELLE GLOS SANTA BARBARA-SONOMA-MONTEREY “MEIOMI”’13 – “This showcases rich tropical fruit, with dashes of mango, marmalade and honeyed citrus that coat the palate while remaining elegant and delicate. A noteworthy achievement.”…….26.99

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”…..41.99

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.”………25.99

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 KRUG CARNEROS’15 – “This wine is hyperbright in acidity, with a lemony tartness that’s pleasing on the palate. Its use of oak is subtle and integrated, allowing for a layering of peach cobbler to be introduced.”……20.99

CHARLES SMITH COLUMBIA VALLEY “EVE”’13 – “Fresh and appealing, with apple, pear and cinnamon spice overtones, lingering pleasantly on the lively finish.”……………..20.99

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

CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA “CANOE RIDGE”’14……34.99

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

CLINE CALIFORNIA’12 ………………………..20.99

CLOS PEGASE CARNEROS  “MITSUKO’S VINEYARD”’12  –  “Notably creamy in aroma, with citrus blossom and green apple notes presented in a fresh, lively style, ending with the citrus theme.”…….41.99

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

COLUMBIA WINERY COLUMBIA VALLEY’12  –  “If you like rich chardonnays, thisis your wine. It’s loaded with flavors of buttered toast, ripe pineapple and even a hint of saffron.”…….20.99

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.”……20.99

CUPCAKE CENTRAL COAST’13………………16.99

DAOU PASO ROBLES’13 – “Rich tropical fruit on the nose, with ripe peach, apple and pear like fruit, notes of vanilla bean crème brulee, nice richness and complexity of aromas. Rich and creamy on the tongue with lots of juicy fruit, notes of vanilla bean and cinnamon spice with a nice refreshing dose of acidity cleaning things up on the finish.”……… 32.99

DAOU PASO ROBLES’14– “A charming Chardonnay perfect for wine lovers at all levels, the 2014 Daou excels with bright core and stone fruit aroma that finishes crisply with fine bracing acidity.”………29.99

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.”…….60.99

DE LOACH RUSSIAN RIVER’13………………33.99

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.”………23.99

DUCKHORN NAPA’ 14  This wine is well sourced, its grapes coming from Brown Ranch, Toyon and Trefethen, among other sites. Aging takes place partially in barrels that have been soaked in water before toasting to lessen the impact, and in stainless steel. Light, crisp honeyed apple, pear and vanilla star alongside caramel and a floral flourish.”…….34.99

DUCKHORN RUSSIAN RIVER “MIGRATION”14 –Rich and complex, with well-defined peach, pear, tangerine and melon flavors that are enticing and expansive. Oak on the finish nudges this in the direction of cedar and smoke, distracting from the texture. A fun ride overall.”……32.99

EOS PASO ROBLES’06…21.99

EBERLE PASO ROBLES’14 – “Cut lime and nectarine flesh meet with orange oil on a lean and focused nose in this wine by Paso pioneer Gary Eberle. The palate is framed by racy acidity, with clean, crisp flavors of lime juice and green pear. The salty finish is mouthwatering.”………23.99

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.”………19.99

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.”…….20.99

ETUDE SANTA BARBARA “LYRIC”………..20.99

FAILLA SONOMA’10 – “This ripe and full-bodied white has a sweet, rich core of baked apple, fig and honeydew melon flavors. Gains depth on the finish.” ……………44.99

FERRARI CARANO ALEXANDER VALLEY’13 – “Medium-light golden yellow; pleasant, herbal, lemon and tropical fruit aroma with floral notes and a hint of honeysuckle; medium to medium-full body; crisp, lemony, green apple and melon flavors with a light buttery character in the mouthfeel; lingering aftertaste.”……… 41.99

FESS PARKER SANTA BARBARA’14 – “ It sports apples, peaches, minerals and some, but not too much, butter.   It avoids the oak-overload that plagues some California chards.  It is a nicely balanced wine with just the right amount of fruit and acid graced by a lovely mouthfeel and long finish.”….23.99

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.”……60.99

FOLIE A DEUX SONOMA’14……………………….23.99

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.”….20.99

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.”……..46.99

FRANCISCAN NAPA/CARNEROS “CUVEE SAUVAGE”’12 – 
“A classic Napa Valley Chardonnay, this is smooth, rich, balanced and well composed. Flowery aromas of honeysuckle open the way for lemon curd and ripe apple to compete with a depth of crème brûlée character that provides plenty of complexity, with additional accents of honey and spice.”………….32.99

FRANCISCAN NAPA’14 – “Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014: Pale yellow color; pear, lemon, nutmeg on the nose; apple, pear, pinch of peach, vanilla, minerals on the palate.”………….26.99

FRITZ RUSSIAN RIVER’08 – “This light yellow colored Chard opens with a mild pear bouquet with a hint of honey and wax beans. On the palate, this wine is full bodied and has slightly elevated acidity. The flavor profile is a spicy green pear with notes of unripe pineapple and nicely integrated oak. The finish is dry and it lingers nicely.”39.99

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.”…….29.99

GRAYSON CELLARS CALIFORNIA’15………….20.99

GUGLIELMO WINERY CENTRAL COAST “TRE”  ’13………………..23.99

GUGLIELMO WINERY CENTRAL COAST “TRE”14………………..20.99

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

HAYES RANCH CENTRAL COAST  “BEST FOOT FORWARD”’13………24.99

HAYES RANCH CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY’14……………………….12.99

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

HELLER ESTATE CARMEL VALLEY “ORGANIC” ’12  – “Juicy crisp apple, with a Meyer lemon zesty mouth feel. Elegant, subtle oak and ever present Cachagua minerality combines with fragrant citrus notes.”……27.99

HESS COLLECTION MONTEREY “SHIRTAIL CREEK”’15………18.99

HYATT “RATTLESNAKE HILLS” WASHINGTON’0718.99

INMAN FAMILY SONOMA – RUSSIAN RIVER’13………….41.99

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.”……… 90.99

JARVIS  NAPA’14 – “The graceful kiss of toasty, smoky, butterscotch-inflected oak adds a pleasant dimension, extending the woody elements beyond the core of pear, white peach and citrus flavors.”……… 69.99

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.”………156.99

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.”…………….26.99

JOSEPH CARR CALIFORNIA “JOSH CELLARS”15………………20.99

JUSTIN CENTRAL COAST’13 – “A vibrantly tropical nose of guava and ripe pear meets with a touch of hard vanilla candy on this affordably priced wine from the pioneer winery of Paso Robles. It’s a powerfully flavorful, cocktail-style Chardonnay, with prominent papaya and mango fruit, followed by a blast of acidity and kiwi grassiness on the finish.”………….29.99

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.”…….20.99

LANDMARK SONOMA “OVERLOOK”’11 – “Moderately rich and spicy, with ripe fig, baked apple, honeydew melon and light cedary oak, ending with a slight rawness.”…….41.99

LINE 39 CALIFONIA’14  – “Bright medium bright gold color. Bright, fruity, roasted aromas and flavors of caramel apple and butter roasted nuts with a soft, crisp, fruity medium-full body and a tingling, refreshing, easy pineapple cake and lemon-coconut custard finish with fine tannins and light oak. A nice oaky chardonnay sipper.”……20.99

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.”……..25.99

MACROSTIE SONOMA’11 – “Fresh and zesty, with green apple, spice, pear and citrus flavors. A straightforward and easy-drinking style.”………….36.99

MARK WEST CENTRAL COAST’14……………………
25.99

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

MER SOLEIL SANTA BARBARA “RESERVE”’13  – Year in and year out, Mer Soleil’s Chardonnay is one of the biggest, most distinctive ones in California.  Rich in apricot jam, pineapple custard and new oak butterscotch flavors, but for all the opulence, it’s entirely dry, and has zesty Monterey acidity. Almost a food group in itself, it will challenge chefs to rise to the occasion.”…….48.99

MER SOLEIL SANTA LUCIA  “RESERVE”’13  – Offers a generous mix of tropical fruit, with guava, pineapple and mango flavors accented by melon, spice and floral notes. Well focused and shaded by light toasty oak, this gains depth and nuance on the creamy finish.”…….48.99

MER SOLIEL MONTEREY “SILVER”’14 – “A seductive style that captures effusively ripe peach and nectarine flavors. Features a juicy texture that’s broad and layered. Despite using no oak, this leaves the impression of spicy, jazzy wood on the lingering finish.”………31.99

MINER FAMILY NAPA’13 – “Light & crisp with flavors of rome apple, orange melon, grapefruit, lime, lemon and mango. The bright acidity of the wine entertains the palate.”…….34.99

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

MORGAN SANTA LUCIA  “HIGHLAND”’14 – This wine exhibits a brilliant straw-gold color.  On the nose, notes of minerals, Cinnamon and toast to follow tropical fruits and Fuji Apples.  Rich yet lively on the palate, the wine shows the Santa Lucia Highland’s style of balanced, integrated, flavorful Chardonnays with fresh cream, ripe peach, apricot, cantaloupe, orange blossoms and sweet toasty oak, with a ripe pear finish.”………………..34.99

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

NAPA CELLARS NAPA’14 – “Full-bodied and generous Californian Chardonnay, with toasted almond, peach and pear notes. Finishes with peach and vanilla smoke. Produced by Folie à Deux, this robust Napa Chardonnay offers layers of tropical tree fruit aromas and freshly baked bread.”………19.99

NEYERS CARNEROS’12  –  “Pure and focused, with a mix of rich white peach, honeydew melon, spice and green apple notes, gracefully layered and ending with a clean, refreshing aftertaste.”…..41.99

PALMAZ NAPA’11……………..69.99

PARAISO MONETREY’13……………….27.99

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

PATZ & HALL SONOMA COAST’13 – “This seductively textured Chardonnay melds rich fruit and mineral flavors with judicious, creamy oak and scintillating acidity. Notes of pear, apple and lemon zest meld with marzipan and vanilla on the palate, expanding into a long, mouthfilling wave of vibrant flavor offset by refreshing crispness.”…..53.99

PEDRONCELLI DRY CREEK’10…15.99

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.”………………..20.99

PELLET ESTATE SONOMA “SUNCHASE” UN-OAKED’13……….90.99

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.”……69.99

PESSAGNO SANTA LUCIA “SLEEPY HOLLOW”’0539.99

PESSAGNO SANTA LUCIA “SLEEPY HOLLOW”’08 – “Deep golden yellow color. Aromas of buttery praline and spicy caramel apples with a soft, silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a relaxed pineapple cake and orange chiffon finish. A sensuous, satisfying chardonnay.”………………46.99

PICKET FENCE RUSSIAN RIVER’14……………………….27.99

PIETRA SANTA CIENEGA VALLEY’13……………………………..23.99

PRIDE MOUNTAIN NAPA’15…………………….62.99

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

RABBLE CENTRAL COAST’15……………………27.99

RAMEY NAPA –CARNEROS “HYDE VINEYARD”’05…87.99

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

REATA NAPA-SONOMA’10  – A seemingly sweet, simple but likeable Chardonnay, this shows the buttered toast and buttered popcorn flavors so popular among consumers, with rich pineapple and mango notes and a nice burst of Carneros acidity.”……20.99

ROBERT HALL PASO ROBLES’11 – “Aromas of pineapple cake and praline with a supple fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy orange, nut and mineral finish. A nicely structured table wine.”…………………..29.99

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

RUSACK SANTA BARBARA’11 – “Clean and refreshing, bringing notes of ripe pear, apple and citrus to the forefront. Ends with a pleasing earthiness.”….49.99

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”’12 – “Pure, ripe, intense and elegant, offering a mix of green pear, apple, citrus and green fig, with with a long, lingering finish.”………….69.99

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.”……69.99

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.”…….69.99

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

STAGLIN RUTHERFORD-NAPA’09  –  “Delightfully delicate and pure, with ripe honeysuckle, light fig and honeydew melon flavors that are graceful and refined.”…118.99

STONESTREET ALEXANDER’0630.99

TALBOTT MONTEREY “KALI HART’13……………….30.99

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.”…….41.99

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.”……..32.99

TAKEN WINE COMPANY SONOMA “COMPLICATED”’14………..27.99’

TARRICA PASO ROBLES’07…17.99

TERLATO RUSSIAN RIVER’13 – “Briny minerality comes to the fore on this earthy, herbal Chardonnay, which is full and creamy at first sip. Smooth and easily enjoyable, it finishes with polished notes of oak and caramel.”……… 46.99

THE CALLING RUSSIAN RIVER “DUTTON”’13 – “Tropical, thick and decidedly rich, this wine is both balanced and luxuriously fleshy, with highlights of peach, pineapple, Gravenstein apple and vanilla-kissed caramel. Full bodied, it’ll still sing at the table.”………28.99

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.”…………17.99

TREFETHEN NAPA “DOUBLE T”’13 – “Firm peaches and a citrus akin to Five Alive (do you remember?) are rounded out with a textural mouthful of apricots in cream. This is just the sort of easy drinking Chardonnay that shows how the variety rocks its back into a touch of oak and really savors the gentle toast and texture that comes along with it. Estate fruit comes together to really showcase this polished and easily drinkable Napa Chardonnay.”……… 23.99

TRUE MYTH  EDNA VALLEY’12 – “This beautiful chardonnay yields explosive aromatics of tropical fruits, citrus, pear and toast. The mouth follows suit with rich fat fruits and a full palate feel. Great acid balance holds everything together.”….20.99

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.”………..20.99

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.”………20.99

UPPERCUT NAPA’13  –  “Lovely aromas of pear and baked apple with notes of nectarine, hazelnut and toasty oak on the palate.”…………..25.99

VML SONOMA RUSSIAN RIVER CHARDONNAY’13…………..…46.99

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 RUSSIAN RIVER “ALYCE” CUVEE’13  – “Named after Steve Hansel’s mother and my favorite of his Chardonnays, the 2013 Chardonnay Cuvée Alyce is made from the Hyde and Hudson selections of the Old Wente clone blended with Clone 95. It sees 40% new oak, and comes across as the richest, most intense of the Hansel Chardonnays. Clean, pure, white peach, honeysuckle and crème brûlée notes are followed by a touch of brioche and subtle oak. This is a beautifully crafted, medium to full-bodied, rich, stunningly proportioned wine.”……62.99

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’13 …………….24.99

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

 

American Wines Sauvignon Blanc

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.”…………38.99

CASTLEBANK SONOMA DRY CREEK’12  –  “This is not a particularly angular SB, but made in a more nuanced and round style. A likeable mix of creamy citrus and tropical fruit including grapefruit, guava and white peach with dashes of pear and dried pineapple. Smooth tannins with a clean and pleasant finish.”…….22.99

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.”…..20.99

CASTLE ROCK MENDOCINO’15  –  “An attractive floral, appley aroma and generous, ripe apple and herb flavors give this medium-bodied wine plenty of personality.”…….20.99

CHARLES WOODSON NAPA “TWENTY FOUR”’12 – “Smooth Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc with tropical flavors and creamy vanilla notes.”….34.99

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.”…………27.99

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

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

CLOUDFALL MONTEREY  SAUVIGNON BLANC’15.…….20.99

DECOY SONOMA’13 – “This faint white gold colored Sauvignon Blanc is a crowd pleasing wine. It opens with a pleasant mild apple bouquet with a hint of grapefruit. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and round. The flavor profile is a tasty ripe pear with hints of pineapple, tangerine, and green apple. There is also just a touch of minerality as well. The finish is dry and its flavors linger nicely.”………….27.99

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

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.”…………..25.99

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

GALERIE “NAISSANCE” NAPA’11………………32.99

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

GHOST BLOCK NAPA’12……40.99

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.”……24.99

JUSTIN CENTRAL COAST’14 “The grapes for this wine are sourced from vineyards throughout the Paso Robles AVA. The 2014 vintage benefited from a climate that was warm and dry, perfect conditions for sauvignon blanc in the Central Coast.  The wine is whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks, with no malolactic fermentation to retain fresh fruit aromas and flavors. This light golden yellow-colored wine pulls you into the glass with fresh aromas of grapefruit, peach, and green apple, along with a subtle note of grassiness—the signature of sauvignon blanc. On entry, crisp flavors of lemon, green apple, dried herbs, vanilla, and candy corn lead to a finish that’s clean and slightly tart, with palate-cleansing acidity.”…..…25.99

JUSTIN CENTRAL COAST’15 – “Vivid and tangy, with mouthwatering acidity and saline notes accompanying the lemon, lime and green apple flavors. Extremely refreshing.”……23.99

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.”….27.99

NAPA CELLARS NAPA’10………………….23.99

NAPA CELLARS NAPA’15………17.99

PLUMPJACK NAPA “CADE”’13 – Very pale green-tinged yellow. Aromas of pear, banana and lemongrass are lifted by a floral perfume. Supple, creamy and dry, with slightly candied flavors of mango, honeydew and green apple. A bit warm on the end but given shape by lemon-limey acidity. Two thousand thirteen brought a bumper crop for this wine, according to winemaker Danielle Cyrot, with 7,000 cases produced. The Brix levels soared after two days of 100-degree weather over the Labor Day weekend, she noted.”.……… 48.99

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

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

POMELO CALIFORNIA’14  – Graceful, with fragrant orange blossom, ruby grapefruit and white peach flavors that are fresh and lively, set on a light, lithe body. Appealing lime zest and passion fruit accents show on the long finish.”……20.99

PRESTON ESTATE DRY CREEK-SONOMA “ORGANIC”’14.………………….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.”……32.99

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.”………27.99

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.”………20.99

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.”……..39.99

“75” WINE COMPANY LAKE COUNTY’08 – “Ripe pear and citrus notes have a pretty almond skin note, tropical fruit flavors and a very pleasant grass and lemongrass finish. Strikes the right note with a light body and a juicy finish.”…22.99

SCV SONOMA’10 – “Rich with tropical flavors, fresh with bright acidity, this is an ideal aperitif wine.”……26.99

SEAN MINOR CALIFORNIA’14……..20.99

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’12 – “The 2012 SIMI Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc (winery) is made with 97% Sauvignon Blanc, 2% Semillon, and 1% Viognier grapes and is from Sonoma County, California.  The wine was a light straw yellow.  On the nose, there were peaches and fresh cut grass mixed with lemon zest, yellow grapefruits, and hints of honeysuckle.  In the mouth, there was grass, apricots, and hints of limes, yellow grapefruit, and wet stone.  The wine had a light body and nice acidity.”….25.99

SIMI SONOMA’14………………..20.99

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

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

SUPERY NAPA’09 – “Racy gooseberry, lime peel and passion fruit flavors are juicy, crisp and mouthwatering. Chamomile tea notes on the finish give this some extra personality.”..28.99

SUPERY NAPA’13 – Lemongrass, green apple, lemon and lime zest notes are intense, mouthwateringly juicy, and a bit pungent, with plenty of focus. A smooth mouthful of ripe melon flavors chimes in on the finish.”…………….20.99

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………………………….22.99

TOM  GORE CALIFORNIA’13………………..20.99

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.”………………..32.99

VENGE NAPA “JULIANNA”’14…………..69.99

 

American Wines Other Whites

ADELSHEIM WILLAMETTE PINOT GRIS’15.……21.99

ARROWOOD RUSSIAN RIVER “SARALEE” VIOGNIER14 – “Arrowood’s Viognier from the renowned Saralee’s Vineyard in Russian River Valley is layered with flavors of apricot, orange blossom and honeysuckle. We ferment in neutral French oak barrels to create a round mouthfeel that complements the bright aromatics and crisp acidity.”………31.99

BALLETTO RUSSIAN RIVER PINOT GRIS’13 – Pear and apple flavors find a good balance between rich, ripe flavors and juicy acidity, with dried flower and spice notes echoing on the finish.”…….25.99

CARINA CELLARS CENTRAL COAST VIOGNIER’10…24.99

CAROL SHELTON PASO ROBLES “COQUILLE BLANC”’09 – Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Viognier……….39.99

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.”………20.99

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.”…………….34.99

CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA VALLEY “EROCIA – DR. LOOSEN”’13 –
Pale bright straw-yellow. Tangy white peach, tangerine, lime blossom and dusty stone on the nose and palate, with a riper pineapple element emerging with aeration. Offers good chewy texture and breadth without any undue weight, conveying an impression of dusty extract and a nice sugar/acid balance. More open-knit and less bracing than the 2010 release but with no shortage of energy. Relatively dry for this bottling—and a satisfying drink already. Finishes with good subtle length!.”……………..25.99

CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA “EROICA RIESLING14……27.99

CONUNDRUM CALIFORNIA “25TH ANNIVERSARY” WHITE BLEND’14 – “Fragrant and juicy, with a charming mix of honeysuckle, peach, apple and lemon verbena, set on a light and effortless frame. A mouthwatering vein runs throughout. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Sémillon and Muscat Canelli.”………19.99

DREAMING TREE CENTRAL COAST WHITE BLEND’13– “Love the butterscotch, toffee-kissed richness in this Californian white wine. Layers of pleasure: full-bodied with an apricot, peach finish.”………16.99

DURNEY CARMEL VALLEY “HELLER ESTATE” CHENIN BLANC’03 …31.99

EBERLE PASO ROBLES COTES DU ROBLES’08…34.99

EBERLE PASO ROBLES “COTES DU ROBLES” BLANC15……23.99

ETUDE CARNEROS PINOT GRIS15…………34.99

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

HELLER ESTATE CARMEL VALLEY  “ORGANIC” CHENIN BLANC ‘14……28.99

ILLAHE VINEYARDS WILLAMETTE VIOGNIER’16……………………26.99

IRIS VINEYARDS OREGON PINOT GRIS12  – “This aromatic and seductive wine presents a compelling mix of tree fruits, racy acidity, and a rich, textural, open mouth feel. The flavors of pears, orange peel and snappy spices linger deliciously through a long finish.”…………23.99

JADE MOUNTAIN CALIFORNIA“IMPERIAL” WHITE BLEND’08…20.99

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 …33.99

LUCAS & LEWELLEN SANTA BARBARA CHENIN BLANC’09- “Minerally and crisp on the nose, this wine smells bright and fresh. Golden apple, sliced pear, lemon pith, wildflowers, and a hint of chalk define the aroma.”………19.99

MONTEVINA CALIFORNIA PINOT GRIGIO’12  “Light, crisp and refreshing, with a mix of fresh citrus, apple and melon flavors.”….20.99

MONTPELLIER CALIFORNIA VIOGNIER’12
……………………….12.99

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.”………33.99

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

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

PIETRA SANTA CIENEGA VALLEY  PINOT GRIS’12 – “An exceptional vintage, this well balanced Pinot Grigio tastes of mangos and peaches with hints of citrus. This wine is crisp, refreshing and ideal for a summer picnic or as an aperitif.”…….20.99

PIETRA SANTA CIENEGA VALLEY PINOT GRIS’13……………………………..20.99

PITTSBURGH WINERY SUISUN VALLEY  WHITE BLEND15………….20.99

PONZI WILLAMETTE PINOT GRIS’15 – “Bright and zingy, with pretty citrus and Bosc pear flavors that dance lightly into the finish.”……26.99

PRISONER WINE COMPANY NAPA  “BLINDFOLD” WHITE BLEND’12  –  “A distinctive combination of 35% Chardonnay, 20% Roussanne, 20% Viognier and small quantities of Riesling, Semillon, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc, the 2012 Blindfold is a sleeper of the vintage. Reminiscent of the Sine Qua Non whites from further south, it bursts with honeyed, caramelized white fruits, rose petals and pineapple. Medium to full-bodied with good acidity, brilliant purity and a delineation that is uncommon for a wine with so much flavor, this beauty should drink well for 2-3 years. I hope we see more blends such as this.”…….46.99

PRISONER WINE COMPANY NAPA “BLINDFOLD” WHITE BLEND’14 – “A distinctive combination of 35% Chardonnay, 20% Roussanne, 20% Viognier and small quantities of Riesling, Semillon, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc, the 2012 Blindfold is a sleeper of the vintage. Reminiscent of the Sine Qua Non whites from further south, it bursts with honeyed, caramelized white fruits, rose petals and pineapple. Medium to full-bodied with good acidity, brilliant purity and a delineation that is uncommon for a wine with so much flavor.”………46.99

SUPERYNAPA “VIRTU” WHITE MERITAGE’09…35.99

SEAGLASS SANTA BARBARA PINOT GRIS’11  “This keeper is crisp with citrus flavors with a hint of apricot on the finish.”….20.99

SEVEN HILLS OREGON PINOT GRIS’14 – “Walla Walla winemaker Casey McCllelan continues to confirm his place among the Pacific Northwest’s most skilled and versatile winemakers with this complex and crisp Oregon Pinot Gris. He sourced it from Pete Buffington’s Abiqua Wind Vineyard near Salem and Melrose Vineyard in the Umpqua Valley, and he builds complexity by devoting 10 percent of this lot to new French oak. Floral aromas of lychee, kiwi fruit, Uncola and cherry blossom transition into a refreshing drink of pear, starfruit and lime. It’s bone-dry and crystalline with slaty minerality and a long finish of orange zest.”…..23.99

STEELE SANTA BARBARA PINOT BLANC’04 – “A Pinot Blanc built for Chardonnay lovers, showing lots of ripe apple, pineapple, spice and toasty oak aromas and rich, full-bodied flavors.”…30.99

SUMMERLAND SANTA YENZ “PARADISE ROAD” VIOGNIER’05
…39.99

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.”……..35.99

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.”…………….34.99

VALLEY OF THE MOON SONOMA PINOT BLANC’03 …22.99

VOSS CARNEROS VIOGNIER’04…38.99


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.”20.99

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.”…………….27.99

 

Chilean Whites

ASUNTO CENTRAL COAST SAUVIGNON BLANC11 …………….20.99

BLACK CABRA MENDOZA CHARDONNAY’13…………17.99

CASA LAPOSTOLLE RAPEL SAUVIGNON BLANC’14………..20.99

CONCHA Y TORO MENDOZA “CASILLERO DEL DIABLO” COASTAL WHITE’11……………………………….19.99

CONCHA Y TORO MENDOZA “CASILLERO DEL DIABLO” VIOGNIER’12……………………………….20.99

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

HARAS de PIRQUE MAIPO  “ALBACLARA  RESERVE” SAUVIGNON BLANC’15……………13.99

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.”……20.99

P.K.N.T CENTRAL COAST SAUVIGNON BLANC’11……19.99

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.”…..18.99

INFINITUS CASTILLA LA MANCHA MOSCATO’NV………………..14.99

LADERA SAGRADA PAPA GALICIA GODELLO’10  –  “Ladera Sagrada’s 2010 Papa is 100% Godello sourced from vines over 25 years of age, fermented with native yeasts, and raised in stainless steel without malolactic fermentation. Melon, spring flowers, mineral, and tropical notes inform the nose of this spicy, nicely proportioned, dry, lengthy white.”…….24.99

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

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.”……..22.99

VINACOLA DE NORTE CUNE RIOJA MONOPOLE BLANCO’14  – “This light-bodied white offers lovely freshness and purity, with mineral and almond blossom notes framing the reserved apple and grapefruit flavors. The acidity is juicy, the texture gentle.”……..23.99

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.”………20.99

 

Australia / German / New Zealand Whites

Australian Whites

EVANS & TATE MARGARET RIVER  “FRESH AS A DAISY” SEMILLON -SAUVIGNON BLANC’15 ……20.99

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

German Whites

HEINZ EFEL MOSEL RIESLING14  “Slicks of preserved peach and apple marmalade juxtapose vivacious lime and lemon in this juicy, off-dry Riesling. It’s a satisfyingly fruity, pert wine finishing crisp and clean.”………15.99

THOMAS SCHMITT MOSEL “ESTATE QBA” RIESLING’14 ……20.99

TRANSYLVANIA ROMANIA FETEASCA REGALA’08………………………19.99

New Zealand Whites

DRYLANDS MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC’14  – Very floral and fragrant, with a burst of passion fruit notes, this is light and refreshing, presenting a juicy core of grapefruit and lemon. Crisp on the finish.”……27.99

KIM CRAWFORD MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC13 – “Really tangy, with Key lime pie, honeydew melon, passion fruit and green tea notes. Great juicy finish.”………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.”……32.99

LOVEBLOCK MARLBOROUGH’13  –  “This white features grapefruit and grapefruit zest notes up front, with lemonade, green apple and dried apricot accents. Finishes with bright acidity, along with a lingering touch of white flowers.”…………..31.99

MUDHOUSE “HAYMAKER” SAUVIGNON BLANC’12
………………..20.99

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.”………….22.99

OYSTER BAY MARLBOROUGH CHARDONNAY’12  –  “Tangy, with orange blossom and intense, bright lemony flavors, showing touches of mineral and herb on the tart finish.”…….20.99

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.”…20.99

SILENI ESTATES  MARLBOROUGH  “STRAITS” SAUVIGNON BLANC15 …………..25.99

THE CROSSINGS AWATERE SAUVIGNON BLANC’15 – “Vibrant, grassy and fresh, with lime and melon flavors accented by a whiff of saline, balancing richness with clean, bright acidity.”……20.99

TIKI SOUND MARLBOROUGH  SAUVIGNON BLANC’13…….20.99

 

French Other Whites & White Burgundy

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

CHATEAU BONNET ENTRE-DEUX-MERS SAUVIGNON BLANC-SEMILLON-MUSCADELLE’08…20.99

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.”…142.99

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 FRANCOIS GAUNOUX MEURSAULT”’06 – “This has real zip, with bitter grapefruit, lemon zest and sea salt notes that cut along the finish nicely.”………93.99

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 MICHEL VAUVY TOURAINE SAUVIGNON BLANC’14……..25.99

DOMAINE TALMARD MACONNAIS CHARDONNAY’13 ……21.99

J. MOREAU & FILS CHABLIS’13………….34.99

JARDIN EN FLEURS VOUVRAY LOIRE CHENIN BLANC’15…23.99

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

MAISON CHAMPY BOURGOGNE CHARDONNAY’12………..32.99

PIERRE SPARR ALSACE PINOT BLANC’11 – “At first very light on the palate, then the wine settles onto the tongue, becoming voluptuous and round. The wine delivers juicy flavors to the far corners of the mouth, coating the entire palate with… pure joie..”…..20.99

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

ZINCK ALSACE PINOT BLANC’13…………….26.99

ZINCK ALSACE RIESLING’13…………….31.99


Italian Whites

ANTINORI UMBRIA BRAMITO DEL CERVO CHARDONNAY08– “Freshly baked apple pie aromas follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with a creamy piecrust character that lingers.”………65.99

BAVA “THOU BLANC” PIEDMONT CHARDONNAY’12………20.99

BENVOLIO FRIULI-VENEZIA PINOT GRIGIO”’15……………………….20.99

BOCELLI  VENEZIE PINOT GRIGIO’14.……13.99

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

COLLEFRISIO VINEYARDS TERRE DI CHIETI “VIGNAQUADRA”
PECORINO ’14
………20.99

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.”………25.99

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.”……….34.99

GIOVANNA CHESSA VERMITINO MATTARIGIA12 – “Her vermentino reflects the aromatic sea salt qualities of the Mediterranean in the nose of the glass and with a little airing, a lemony richness develops on the palate.”……….20.99

MASSI di MANDORLAIA VERMENTINO’15………27.99

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.”……..19.99

RIVETTO LANGHE NASCETTA’12  –  “Complex aroma with citrus and grapefruit, grass, smoke and minerals.  Balanced wine with fine acidity and concentration. Good length.”…….25.99

SARTORI FERDI BIANCO VERONESE’07…21.99

SCIORIO PIEMONTE “VIENA LEVI”’03 …62.99

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

TORRE DEI BEATI ABRUZZO PECORINO BIANCHI GRILLI’11  – “This small winery is the new superstar in the Abruzzo region having won many awards for their wines. They are also credited for marching other young winemakers forward into producing wines in a world-class manner. The Pecorino (yeah, just like the cheese) is an ancient white grape that has been championed by Torre Dei Beati and this effort  is currently the only one that is barrel-fermented and can last up to 10 years. 165 cases made!”……34.99

VIA LA CORONA VENETO PINOT GRIGIO’15……..20.99

 

American Cabernet

AMAPOLA CREEK SONOMA “ESTATE”’12  – On the nose, this wine opens with a dusting of cocoa powder, followed by smooth black fruit. Swirl the glass for a moment and the fruit character expands into tart red pie cherries and rich, dark cassis. Give the wine another moment to open up, and you will find just the tiniest hint of white peppercorn mingling with toast. On the palate you will first notice firm acidity, and a delightful character of ripe summer blackberries. Stay with the glass and you will find juicy plum and boysenberry, underscored with subtle notes of candied orange peel and almond liqueur, all laced together with strong, smooth tannins that persist into a lengthy elegant finish.”……….82.99

ANTINORI NAPA “ANTICA”’13  – Elegant and on the more austere side of the variety, this wine is graceful and complex. Tight-grained waves of cherry, cranberry and cassis marry well with its velvety texture and restrained use of oak.”……….76.99

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.”……….99.99

BRIDESMAID NAPA CABERNET BLEND’14  – “New release of this incredible Napa Red Wine! Drew Neiman and Pam Starr have improved this year’s cuvee with their ability to source some exceptional Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and a small quantity of Syrah. The Bridesmaid Napa Valley is exploding with flavors and aromas of dark berry fruits, currant, coffee, chocolate and seamless intergraded oak tannins. The texture is creamy, polished, classy and plush. In Pam’s words: “She’s the Bridemaid; confident, hot, single and available to you.” Enjoy this tasty well balanced wine now.”…………69.99

CADE NAPA “HOWELL MOUNTAIN”14  – “The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate from their Howell Mountain vineyards is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot. A beauty, with mulberry, blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, graphite and spice, the wine cuts a broad swath across the palate with no hard edges. The color is a healthy, deep purple and the wine full-bodied, rich, and while drinkable now, is capable of evolving for up to 15-20 years.”…………125.99

CAMBRIDGE CELLARS  CENTRAL COAST “ LIMITED”’13 – “Smooth and bright with juicy plum and raspberry; generous and ripe with velvety texture and a long, fresh finish.”………26.99

CANVASBACK WASHINGTON “RED MOUNTAIN”’13  – Firm, focused and dense, with cherry, black currant and licorice flavors, hinting at black pepper as the finish persists against a thick layer of fine tannins.”…………………51.99

CAREL NAPA’13  – Elegant expressions of ripe and pleasant rich fruit including black cherries, red currants, dark raspberry, cassis, plum, mocha and toasty vanilla oak. It’s mouthwatering with layers of fruit and rounding tannins.”……….40.99

CARTLIDGE & BROWNE NORTH COAST’12  –  “With an abundance of fruit flavors reminiscent of blackberries, this cab is plush and soft but not over-the-top.”…….16.99

CARTLIDGE & BROWNE NORTH COAST’13  – Another great buy from C&B, who this time have made a subtle, concentrated and rich Cabernet with good blackberry and woody, oaky flavors and a big mouthfeel.”……22.99

CASTLE ROCK COLUMBIA VALLEY’11 – “Though made in a decidedly Bordeaux mold, this fruity, frisky Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State’s Columbia Valley, offers a plush middle palate of luminous, plummy fruit that adds a welcome touch of New World generosity. Dark ruby red in color, this wine opens with Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated bouquet of cassis, fresh cedar, and red berries. On the palate, notes of light mint, ripe plums, and black cherry are subtly seasoned with notes of vanilla oak, layered over light to moderate tannins.”……18.99

CASTLE ROCK COLUMBIA VALLEY’12…………….17.99

CAYMUS  NAPA’14 – “This opaque and pitch black colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Caymus is terrific. It opens with an attractive black cherry bouquet with hints of blueberry and oak. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, well balanced, rich and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty blueberry with notes of oak and RC cola. I also detected hints of black currant and a touch of raspberry towards the end. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins linger and last for quite a while.”…….104.99

CHARLES WOODSON NAPA “TWENTY FOUR”’11 – “Sultry notes of chocolate covered cherries, vanilla and sweet oak dance with cassis and hints of smoke as aromas fill the glass. Bold expressions of powerful fruit are balanced by layers of coffee, cocoa, and violet in this polished Cabernet. Round, refined tannins add weight and structure that is echoed in the plush, velvety finish.”……………125.99

COLLIER CREEK LODI “BIG ROOSTER”’15………20.99

COPPOLA CALIFORNIA “DIAMOND COLLECTION – BLACK LABEL” CLARET-CABERNET ’15  – “This signature red wine is layered with flavors of blackberry, cassis and roasted espresso. Claret is a Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine, blended in the classic Bordeaux style.”…………15.99

DRUMHELLER  COLUMBIA VALLEY’15…………….20.99

DUCKHORN NAPA’ 13   A full-bodied Californian red wine made from the state’s classic Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Aromas of black currant, cassis and blackberry.”…….83.99

ESSER MONTEREY’13 – “Deep garnet color. Aroma: Deep aromas of black cherry, blackberry, plum, dark chocolate and oak spice. Palate: Mouth-filling flavors of black fruits, cacao and vanilla are harmonized with integrated tannins with a finish of ripe fruit and subtle spices with a lingering finish.”………22.99

FOLIE A DEUX SONOMA’13…………………………28.99

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.”…………139.99

FRANK FAMILY NAPA “WINSTON HILL” CABERNET BLEND’12  – A red with tension and backbone plus black currant and spice character. Full body, tight tannins and finesse. Mineral too. Best wine from Frank Family Vineyards.”……209.99

GHOST BLOCK NAPA’14  – “The 2014 Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits the typical distinctive flavors of Ghost Block and the Rock Cairn vineyard. Finesse oriented with an elegant balance and structure. Bright floral aromatics, such as rose petals and tobacco. A full-bodied cabernet that attacks with loads of dark berry fruits, cocoa and nutmeg. The palate is supported by the lasting finish of black cherries and coffee.”…………90.99

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

HAYES RANCH CENTRAL COAST’08…………………..……..19.99

HEWITT NAPA “RUTHERFORD”’11 – “ A dense, sturdy effort, firmly tannic, richly extracted and built around dark berry, currant, smoke, cedar and tobacco flavors. Ends with crushed rock—laced tannins.”…..125.99

HILARY GOLDSHMIDT NAPA-OAKVILLE “CHARMING CREEK”’14  – “Juicy and elegant with bright plum, raspberry and spice; generous and rich, tangy and balanced; dense, long and complex.”………….50.99

HOLLIS NAPA’14  – “The Hollis is accessible now with engaging and rich, fruit forward components dominated by cassis, black cherry and tobacco. It offers a muscular mid-palate full of soft tannins with notes of chocolate and coconut husk and it has a very long, lingering finish. Highly recommended..”…………55.99

McCLELLAND NAPA’12  – Mainly from vineyards within the Oak Knoll District, and blending in 10% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, this wine is yeasty and firm in tar, graphite and soy. Leathery on the palate, it sings in blackberry and black cherry around oaky clove.”…………………55.99

JOSEPH CARR CALIFORNIA “JOSH CELLARS”’14  – “This cab (90 percent Cabernet Sauvignon with 10 percent Merlot) is a medium-bodied, creamy, extremely drinkable wine. Its finish offers strawberry with a bit of dryness.  It’s not a big screaming cab by any means but it’s not a fruit bomb, either. A great go-to wine.”…………………25.99

KATHRYN HALL NAPA ’12  – “Full-bodied, opulent, absolutely spectacular Cabernet Sauvignon….Kathryn Hall’s winery is certainly one of the more dramatic as well as up-and-coming superstars of Napa Valley. It seems every effort is made to propel these wines into the very top echelon of quality.”………..181.99

KEENAN NAPA “RESERVE”’12– “ The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from the estate in Spring Mountain Vineyards is the thirty-sixth vintage for the Robert Keenan Winery. This wine has 7% Cabernet Franc added into the blend and 700 cases were produced. A blockbuster wine for sure, with an inky/purple color, sweet crème de cassis, graphite, chocolate a hint of charcoal and burning embers – almost as if it wanted to behave like a Graves from Bordeaux. This is full-bodied, very rich, powerful and still moderately tannic. It’s a baby for sure, but what an impressive one.”……125.99

KEEVER NAPA’12 – “A real stunner, rich and plush, with layers of plum, currant, blackberry, raspberry and subtle mocha notes. The pure fleshiness of the texture is admirable, sustaining the flavors on a long, layered finish that keeps pumping out fruit.”…..132.99

KENDALL JACKSON ALEXANDER “JACKSON ESTATE”’13  – This Cabernet shows mountain intensity in its blackberry, black currant and cassis flavors. It’s bone dry, with thick but refined tannins, and brightened by a fine burst of acidity.”…………………34.99

LEWIS NAPA’14 – “Recognized as the #1 in the world on the 2016 Wine Spectator Top 100 List for their 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet, Lewis Cellars is, based on price/quality, the best Cabernet Sauvignon produced in Napa Valley.  Oozing with provocative dark berries and lavish extract, Lewis Cellars’ 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet beautifully delineates the full spectrum of gloriously persistent flavors.  Poised for perfection, this monumental effort boasts striking purity and a multitude of nuances that continually unmask new components with aeration. And, although their 2013 sold out earlier this year, this new vintage is even better.  This wine spends 15 months in high quality oak barrels, and is sourced from several carefully chosen vineyards throughout Napa Valley.  Each specific site adds its own distinctive stamp, contributing to the wine’s absolutely compelling flavors and aromas.”……….121.99

LOCKWOOD VINEYARDS MONETREY’13.……18.99

MEYER FAMILY OAKVILLE NAPA“BONNY’S VINEYARD”’08.……………158.99

ONE HOPE CALIFORNIA’13………………..18.99

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.”….139.99

PARIS VALLEY ROAD CALIFORNIA’13 – “Dark garnet color. Smoky aromas and flavors of roasted olives and cherries, roasted nuts and coconuts, and lacquered wood with a tannic, crisp, dryish medium body and a medium-long pickled berries and cucumber and cedar bark finish with woody tannins. A interesting, herbal oaky, cabernet for the table.”……19.99

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.”……….121.99

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.”……….118.99

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

PIETRA SANTA CIENEGA VALLEY “SIGNATURE’07……………55.99

PIETRA SANTA CIENEGA VALLEY’11……………………………..25.99

PITTSBURGH WINERY NAPA “RESERVE”12………….27.99

PLUMPJACK NAPA “ESTATE”’13  – The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Oakville is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot aged in 80% new French oak. A beautiful, saturated purple color offers up blackberry, crème de cassis, licorice, charcoal and camphor. Full-bodied, yet still youthful and tight, it is bursting with terrific purity, texture and length.”………175.99

RAYMOND NAPA “RESERVE”13  – “A larger offering from the producer, this is well crafted at an extremely fair price. Raspberry dances around spicy acidity, dusty tar and notions of cedar, pencil and black olive. It remains fairly approachable on the palate in its well-integrated oak and tannin.”…………55.99

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

RAVAGE CALIFORNIA’15  – “In the glass, expect a dense, dark plum and black cherry hue. The purple aspects indicate that the wine is still quite young (though this isn’t necessarily a bad thing). The nose is loaded with dark fruits, cassis, some cedar tones, plum and blueberry. On the opening palate, juicy blackberry cobbler flavors, blueberry creme brulee and vanilla cola tones instantly become evident. The body is largely medium.  Pay close attention to your palate as the wine progresses across the tongue. You should be able to pick up more vanilla and toasted oak tones, indicative of the New French Oak aging. Tannins are soft and velvety, making for a very pleasant, mildly astringent drinking experience.  Towards the back-end of the palate, dark cherry, pomegranate and more plum tones layer across damp forest floor. Finish is medium in length.”……..16.99

SEVEN HILLS COLUMBIA VALLEY’13  The aromas of cedar, fresh dark berries, thyme, garden herbs and flowers provide instant appeal, with woodsy accents following. Lively plum and raspberry flavors back them up, with fine-grained tannins and barrel accents speckled throughout.”……41.99

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

SILVER OAK NAPA’11  – This new vintage of Silver Oak’s flagship “Napa” bottling is a bold, full bodied Cabernet blend guaranteed to thrill devotees of Napa’s most iconic red wine. A bouquet of inviting black currant, boysenberries, and sage introduce a deftly balanced palate offering tightly wound notes of cassis, dark berries, plus hints of espresso and vanilla cream on the finish.”……….149.99

SMITH & HOOK CENTRAL COAST’14 – “This intense Californian Cabernet has black fruit, anise and smoke on the nose and palate.”………25.99

SOUTHERN SLOPE COLUMBIA VALLEY’12………………..18.99

STACK HOUSE NAPA’14 – This 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Stack House is an elegant sleeper selection and a terrific value from Napa Valley. This blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot and Merlot was aged in two-thirds new French oak for almost two years prior to bottling. Finesse style black and red currants compete with some tobacco leaf and loamy soil undertones in a medium-bodied, deliciously fruity, sexy style that offers immediate drinkability .”……………48.99

STAG’S LEAP WINE CELLARS NAPA “CASK 23”’12 – “The spectacular 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 appears to be the finest Cask 23 since the glory years of the mid-eighties. It boasts a dense purple color, complex notes of spice box, Christmas fruitcake, blackcurrant jam, mulberries and spring flowers, as well as a full-bodied, opulent personality.”……….244.99

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.”…………………90.99

TURNBULL NAPA “OAKVILLE”’ 13– “Turnbull’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville, their least expensive wine in the portfolio is the most forward and precocious of the cuvées and shows what great winemaking and vineyard sources the Turnbulls are dealing with. The color is opaque purple, the wine shows slightly less tannins than its counterparts, with gorgeously intense blueberry and blackberry fruit, cedar wood, forest floor and spice box. It’s full-bodied, opulent, rich and, while still young with a good 10 years of upside, this wine will still be drinking great 20 years from now.”……97.99

VINE CLIFF CALIFORNIA “ROCK BLOCK”’08– “Opaque garnet color. Delicate, toasty aromas of chocolate nut fudge, dried berries, and light brown spices with a oily, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, medium-long cassis pie, cedar, hazelnut nutskin, and minerals finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A powerful, fruit-driven yet slightly brooding cabernet that will reward patience.”………39.99

WILLIAM HILL CENTRAL COAST’13 …………….24.99

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.”…99.99


American Merlot

ARROWOOD SONOMA “UNFINED & UNFILTERED’04 – “Bursts with cherry, toasty oak and coffee aromas and offers pretty, layered wild berry, spice and caramel flavors that build richness on the finish.”…53.99

BERINGER NAPA “BRANCOTT’’96 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…116.99

CHARLES KRUG NAPA “PETER MONDAVI FAMILY”’12  – “Well-crafted and easy to drink, with notes of black cherry, toasted spice and tomato leaf.”………….28.99

CHARLES SMITH “VELVET DEVIL” COLUMBIA VALLEY’12 – “First produced in 2009, the 2010 Merlot Stoneridge Vineyard would be a perfect introduction into the Bordeaux blends of this estate. Spending 26 months in 50% new French oak, it offers up a ripe, rich array of plum sauce, black olive, kirsch, cedar and gravel to go with a soft, supple and beautifully fruited palate. Medium-bodied, with an approachable feel, it nevertheless has a great mid-palate and at least a decade of longevity.”…..16.99

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

CHATEAU ST. JEAN CALIFORNIA’10……………..22.99

CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE COLUMBIA “CANOE RIDGE’12 – “The 2012 Chateau Ste Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Merlot is a bit oaky when first opened but that dissipates nicely with some time in the glass. Taking a sniff shows excellent aromas of black cherry, spice, floral notes, licorice, herbs and even a bit of tobacco. The wine tastes even better than it smells with a smooth and silky mouthfeel and wonderful balance. All those varied aromas from the nose continue to develop and combine with delicious dark berry fruit. Oak influences also add to the complexity. The wine ends dry, grippy and dusty with fantastic length.”……34.99

CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE INDIAN WELLS” MERLOT’15.……23.99

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

DE LOACH CALIFORNIA “HERITAGE RESERVE’12……………………20.99

DUCKHORN NAPA’13  – “A soft and fruity red with blackberry, blueberry character and hints of bitter orange. Full body, firm tannins and fresh finish.”……60.99

DUCKHORN NAPA “THREE PALMS”’13  – “Combines good structure with a supple texture, showing aromas of red currant and dark chocolate and layered flavors of cherry, spice and licorice.”………….114.99

ESSER MONTEREY’14………19.99

FLORA SPRINGS NAPA’13……………….41.99

FOLIE A DEUX NAPA’09…21.99

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

HAYES RANCH CALIFORNIA “LUCKY HORSESHOE”’12………24.99

HELLER ESTATE CARMEL VALLEY “ORGANIC” ’11 – “Dark berry hue, plum and oak spice aromas, easy oak, rich chocolate; approachable with stylish finish.”..41.99

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.”………….107.99

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.”……… 118.99

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.”……… 118.99

JOEL GOTT CALIFORNIA’14– “Plush and zesty, with easygoing black cherry and spicy mocha flavors.”………19.99

JOSEPH CARR CALIFORNIA “JOSH CELLARS”’11  –  “This ruby colored California Merlot opens with a black cherry bouquet with a hint of pomegranate and black pepper. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a ripe red raspberry with notes of plum and pomegranate. There was also a hint of oak that was detected up as well. The finish is dry and its flavors linger slightly.”…….17.99

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.”…..64.99

KENDALL JACKSON SONOMA “VINTNER’S RESERVE”’13…………….25.99

LOLONIS RED WOOD VALLEY “PETROS-HERITAGE”’ – CELLAR AGED SELECTION’02…52.99

MATANZAS CREEK SONOMA’93 – “Smooth and polished, with appealing ripe plum, cherry, cedar and spice flavors, picking up a trace of earthiness on the finish.”………99.99

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.”…99.99

NICK GOLDSHMIDT ALEXANDER “CHELSEA”’14  – “This is a fine wine, reflective of the vintage’s generosity and approachable nature, giving off flavors of vanilla, cherry and currant alongside a sanguine, gamey character and smoky full-bodied ripeness.”………….27.99

PAHLMEYER NAPA’05 – “A star in this group.  Plush, rich and enormously concentrated, powerful yet polished, with a long, intense finish.”…107.99

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.”…65.99

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.”…72.99

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

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

PRIDE MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS SONOMA-NAPA’13 – “Today, the Merlot is deep, dense and powerful, but it also drinks surprisingly well for the year. Dark cherry, mocha, plum, smoke, licorice, spice and French oak are all quite forward. Drink this plump, giving Merlot over the next handful of years. The 40% new French oak is a bit dominant today.”………………83.99

PROVENANCE NAPA “THREE PALMS”’06 “Offers good depth and structure, with red currant and sage aromas and black cherry, licorice and toasty vanilla flavors that finish with tight tannins.”…51.99

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……………………..18.99

SEVEN HILLS WALLA WALLA’13 – “Walla Walla’s Casey McClellan began working with Merlot in 1982, and his expertise with the variety made him an clear choice to serve on the “home team” portion of the winemakers’ Merlot panel during this year’s Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine festival. His expression from vineyards on Red Mountain, the Wahluke Slope and his home valley produces a youthful Merlot and serves as another marvelous example of his winemaking prowess. Aromas of Bing cherry, dusty elderberry, Aussie-style blueberry licorice and thyme lead to a lovely mouth feel of black currant, chocolate-coverage pomegranate and more elderberry. The focus is on the fruit, backed by a long finish of cherry-rhubarb compote, Assam tea and sweet tobacco.”……48.99

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………………………….22.99

TREFETHEN NAPA “OAK KNOLL”’13  – A tantalizing wine, the 2013 Trefethen Family Vineyards Merlot plays delicately on the palate. The wine’s red fruit, dried earth and savory herbs clearly speak of the grape. It’s medium bodied and soft tannin delivery is gentle and soothing on the palate. Drinking well now.”………….32.99

TRICHERO RUTHERFORD/NAPA “DAY BREAK BLOCK”’08…51.99

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.”…..55.99

YORKVILLE CELLARS MENDOCINO “RENNIE”’08.32.99

 

American Red Zinfandel

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.”……..21.99

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

CARLISE RUSSIAN RIVER “MONTAFI RANCH’14 – ““The 2014 Zinfandel Montafi Ranch is the biggest of Carlisle’s three Russian River Zinfandels. The Montafi is marked by a distinctive eucalyptus note, a core of huge, jammy fruit and striking inner perfume. Exotic and ample in all of its facets, the Montafi Ranch is without question one of the most expressive wines in this lineup. Montafi is planted with approximately 87% Zinfandel and 13% Mixed Blacks.”……67.99

CHARTER OAK ESTATE NAPA’06…………..69.99

FRANK FAMILY NAPA’13 – “Made from fruit grown across the valley, including Chiles Valley and Calistoga, this wine also includes 14% Petite Sirah and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is above all savory and relatively restrained, elegant in red fruit, soft mellow tannin and balanced acidity, with a lingering taste of wild blueberry.”………49.99

GABMA RUSSIAN RIVER “OLD VINES-STARR ROAD RANCH”’11 – “Gamba Zinfandel possesses tremendous intensity, a creamy, full-bodied palate, fine purity, and a long, spicy, heady finish. One of the finest Zins of the vintage.”…………….59.99

NAPA CELLARS NAPA’14 – “Dark deep purple color. Fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate raspberries, linden honey, clay, and geranium with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, amusing, medium-long spiced cherries, peaches and oranges, vanilla mint cream cookie, and toffee finish with well-integrated, fine tannins and light oak. A very tasty, mouth watering, well composed zinfandel that is sure to please.”………29.99

PEACHY CANYON CENTRAL COAST “INCRDIBLE RED” ZINFANDEL’14……………….22.99

PEIRANO LODI “HERITAGE” “OLD VINE”’14………………..20.99

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

PRESTON OF DRY CREEK DRY CREEK VALLEY’08…39.99

PRESTON OF DRY CREEK SONOMA – DRY CREEK VALLEY  “RESERVE”’12 – “Zesty, briary and appealing, with sleek fruit. Aromas of cherry, pepper and wild flowers lead to lively flavors of raspberry, toasted anise and sage.”…………..41.99

RABBLE CENTRAL COAST’15……………………25.99

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

STEELE MENDOCINO  “SHOOTING STAR”’12……………….……16.99

TERRA D’ORO ARMADOR COUNTY’10 ………………………..23.99

TERRA d’ORO AMADOR’13………..25.99

TERRA d’ORO AMADOR “DEAVER RANCH”’13 – “ A multidimensional wine, this delicious example made from 130-year-old vines combines depth, breadth and length. It smells like ripe blackberries, tastes fruity and layered, feels luxurious and supple but at the same time firm in fine tannins and balanced by lively acidity. Medium to full bodied.”…….34.99

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

 

American Pinot Noir

ADELSHEIM CHEHALEM MOUNTAINS “BREAKING GROUND”’14 – “As you’d expect from this pioneering Oregon winery, this is a smooth, sophisticated, accessible yet ageable wine. Polished berry and cherry fruit is swathed in cola and cocoa highlights, running through silky tannins.”…..58.99

ADELSHEIM WILLAMETTE’14 – “Lithe, supple, lively and expressive, layering boysenberry, pomegranate, floral and coffee notes on a sleek frame, with powdery tannins. Finishes with presence and persistence.”…..42.99

CALERA CENTRAL COAST’14 – “Relatively light in the glass, this blend of nine vineyards from up and down the coast shows savory baked plum, cardamom dust, earthy cranberry, bay leaf and smoked meat on the nose. It’s medium bodied on the palate and very down-the-middle flavor-wise, with cranberry, oregano and thyme elements.”…..41.99

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.”…….17.99

COLLIER CREEK LODI “RED WAGON”’15………20 .99

CUPCAKE CENTRAL COAST’13………………20.99

DAVIES FAMILY SELECTIONS – CROIX RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY  “MANZANA SLOPE”’12 – “Croix is the latest project from renowned Napa winemaker, Kirk Venge.  1200 bottles produced.”……… 139.99

DIEBERG SANTA MARIA’09  –  “Dark ruby color; intriguing, tart cherry, cranberry, light herb nose; silky textured, tart cranberry, herbs, mineral palate.”……62.99

DOMAINE EDEN SANTA CRUZ’13 – “While this wine’s Mount Eden sister bottling may better stand the test of time, the Domaine Eden is what most people will most like to drink right now, and it’s cheaper too. Aromas of dried violets, uncrushed boysenberries and pencil lead make for an ethereal nose that seems to hold secrets one must uncover. Precise tannins on the palate offer floral yet savory flavors of black sesame, nori, violet and mulberry. It’s mellow yet mysterious.”…..47.99

DUCKHORN “GOLDEN EYE” ANDERSON VALLEY’13 – “Offers a healthy dose of smoky, toasty oak notes, which impart flavor, aromatics and texture, adding to the mix of plum and cherry fruit flavors that for now remain submerged.”…..65.99

DUCKHORN ANDERSON VALLEY  “GOLDENEYE”’ 14 Always one of our favorite Pinots, the 2014 knocks it out of the park.  From a stellar vintage, its rich and distinctive, with complex, concentrated black cherry, wild berry, savory spice and fresh earth scents. The tannins are rich and mouthcoating, yet the fruit pours through.”…….62.99

DUCKHORN NAPA “MIGRATION”’ 14 This wine has lovely, inviting aromas of baking spice and earth. Full-bodied flavors of blueberry and raspberry are supported by spicy oak. Its boldness and density is met by fresh cranberry, while a tease of vanilla complements the other characteristics.”…….41.99

ESSER MONTEREY’14 – “Dark garnet color. Lively, roasted aromas and flavors of dark roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, and dried cherries with a silky, bright, body and a silky, interesting, relaxed beet, sweet potato, and cedar bark finish with crunchy, fine tannins and moderate oak. A smooth, flavorful and engaging pinot with nice oak.”………22.99

ETUDE CARNEROS “GRACE BENOIST”’14 This light-bodied wine is unfussy in its approach, with svelte notions of roses and lavender. Earthy black tea and cherry commingle nicely as the texture remains smoothly approachable.”…….32.99

ETUDE CARNEROS “HIERLOOM”’14…………………….104.99

ETUDE SANTA BARBARA “LYRIC”’15 – “A blend of grapes from North Canyon and Fiddlestix vineyards, this bottling shows hickory smoke, cherry pie and floral aromas on the nose. The palate offers tart blackberry, cranberry, clove and vanilla flavors, with a smoky, roasted pork touch.”………..23.99

FORMATION MONTEREY’14 – “Smashed wild red berries and redcurrants are pumped up with a strong oak smoke and struck-match character that is alluring though distracting. Tart cherry and cranberry fruit show along with hibiscus and sandalwood on the light, woody palate that also offers some juniper.”…..21.99

FRANK FAMILY CARNEROS’13 – “Orange and cranberry take center stage, while savory cinnamon and cardamom dance in the background, shimmering around full-bodied tannin and oak. Mildly exotic, there’s an intensity to this wine, that ends in fig compote.”…..50.99

GRAYSON CELLARS CALIFORNIA’14………..17.99

GUGLIELMO WINERY CENTRAL COAST “TRE”14………………..20.99

HAHN SANTA LUCIA “SLH”’14 – “The texture is plush, with lots of complex flavors, ranging from plum to anise to dusty, cedary oak. Satisfying from start to finish, ending with dusty, nutmeg-scented tannins.”…..30.99

ILLAHE VINEYARDS WILLAMETTE “1899”’14………….90.99

INMAN FAMILY SONOMA – RUSSIAN RIVER “PRATT VINE HILL”’13………….83.99

INMAN FAMILY SONOMA – RUSSIAN RIVER SEXTON ROAD RANCH”’13………….83.99

KENDALL JACKSON ANDERSON  “JACKSON ESTATE”’14 – First, I must confess – the Anderson Valley appellation on the western end of Mendocino County has always impressed me with the quality of the Pinot Noir juice being produced there. That being said, this is a lovely rendition of the grape that anyone will appreciate and love. Lightly opaque, it has a glowing plum purple color. Distinct cherry cola aromas arise from the glass, followed by blueberry and high notes of sandalwood and cedar. In the mouth, the blueberry flavors dominate, picking up a tart edge. Varietal sleekness and silkiness carries through to the juicy finish. Impressive now in its youth, it should continue to provide pleasure.”…………………23.99

LEFT COAST CELLARS WILLAMETTE “CALI’S CUVEE”’ 14 A splendid example of affordable Oregon Pinot, this benefits from a great vintage for forward, fruit-driven wines. It has additional assets: balance, texture and length, all compact in a young wine still in its infancy.”…….31.99

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’14 – “Medium forming legs and aromas of blackberry and raspberry. It’s somewhat balanced and has flavors of raspberry and blackberry with a light/medium body. Round texture with a medium finish.”…25.99

MELVILLE  “ESTATE” SANTA RITA HILLS’12 – “Crushed red berries, mint, flowers and cinnamon lift from the glass in the 2012 Pinot Noir Estate Sta. Rita Hills. This is one of the most polished, refined and aromatically expressive wines I have tasted from Melville. What a gorgeous, radian and totally sexy wine this is.”…………….45.99

MIRASSOU CALIFORNIA’12  –  “In the glass the wine appears garnet in color.  Fairly dark for a Pinot Noir, however light does shine through.  Leggy on the sides of the glass.  The drips moved slowly, hinting at a heavier Pinot Noir.  On the nose, Mirassou Pinot Noir gives forth aromas of earthiness.  Also noted was a slight whiff of alcohol alongside a pleasant ripe rasberry aroma.  On the palate, this wine delivers delicious fruits of raspberry and plum.  The slightest bit of dryness accompanies a dark flavor of cherry, vanilla and oak.”…….13.99

NINER WINE EDNA VALLEY’12 – “Niner’s Paso Robles Bordeaux-style reds have attracted attention. Now the winery turns to Pinot Noir, but they wisely turn to the cooler Edna Valley. The resulting wine is dry, silky and crisp in acidity, with pleasant raspberry and sandalwood flavors.”…………………………33.99

PARDUCCI CALIFORNIA “SMALL LOT BLEND”’12  –  “This is a dark, tannic Pinot Noir from a big vintage, hefty in dark berry fruit and a taste of leather.”……..18.99

PESSAGNO CENTRAL COAST’07……………..28.99

PONZI WILLAMETTE “TAVOLA”’15 – “Who puts their lowest-priced Pinot Noir in 20% new French oak, and includes fruit from their best vineyards in the blend? Ponzi does, and the result is a terrific vintage for Tavola. Bright, compact, aromatic and lushly fruited with plum and black cherry, this is a stunning value. Cola, caramel and cinnamon spice add further details and highlights.”…..36.99

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.”………57.99

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

RYDER ESTATE CENTRAL COAST’14………14 .99

SOJOURN SONOMA’13 – “Deep ruby color; deep, spicy, earthy cherry aromas;  deep and very complex cherry and earthy flavors with lots of spice and oak notes; great texture; great structure and balance; long finish. Big, bold Pinot that’s also layered and nuanced. Needs time and will have a long life…nice depth and structure that is a testament to the fact that an appellation blend in the hands of the right winemaker can be as good or better than a vineyard designate.”…….53.99

TRILIUS CALIFORNIA’14 – “Trilus was crafted using some of our favorite Pinot Noir vineyards, well known for their ability to represent the grape variety and the soils on which they were grown. This wine effortlessly balances the finesse you look for in top Burgundies with the bolder style you often find in California Pinots.”………..29.99

TRISAETUM OREGON  “ESTATE RESERVE”’10  – “Firm in texture, with a loamy, wet earth edge to the dark berry flavors. Finishes with a light coating of tannins.”………………….104.99

VINUM CELLARS MONTEREY’13………………..17.99

WILD HORSE CENTRAL COAST’14 – “The Wild Horse 2014 Pinot Noir (Central Coast, Calif) is a simple but well-made pinot. It has classic cherry and earthy aromas, followed by flavors of more cherry, earth and some vanilla on the finish.”…..28.99

 

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.”…..104.99

BERINGER NAPA “QUANTUM” RED BLEND13 – “The 2013 Quantum is full of dark cherry, espresso, tobacco, and leather aromas. Notes of ripe plum, vanilla, and boysenberry jam are accented by a hint of sage and savory brown spices. It is a fleshy, distinctive wine with silken tannins and a lush, rounded profile.”………55.99

BOGLE CALIFORNIA “PHANTOM”’11………………..30.99

BOOTLEG NAPA RED BLEND’13  – “The 2013 Proprietary Red from Bootleg is a major sleeper of not only the vintage, but in its entire concept. Culled from KJ vineyards on Atlas Peak, Oakville, Mt. Veeder, Rutherford and Spring Mountain. The wine is a blend of 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Petite Sirah, 21% Zinfandel, 12% Merlot, and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot. That’s like throwing in the entire kitchen sink, but the result is a stunningly delicious, complex, big-time, sexy style of wine with a deep, opaque purple color, a beautiful nose of blackberries and blueberries, with some lavender Provençal herbs, licorice and a touch of espresso. The wine has a fabulous texture, a plush, full-bodied mouthfeel, and beautiful purity and depth. It’s something that could only be made in California, given the blend, but it is off-the-charts in terms of its hedonistic appeal. At the same time, it is complex enough to satisfy the intellectual senses as well.”…………48.99

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.”……………..188.99

BUONCRISTIANI NAPA “O.P.C.”11 ……………..188.99

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.”……………..188.99

CA’ MOMI NAPA CABERNET BLEND’13 – “Wonderfully ripe and layered, with a dense color and palate rich in cassis, cherry, spice, chocolate and oak flavors.”…….16.99

CA’ MOMI NAPA “ROSSO” CABERNET BLEND’14  – In the early 1990s Stefano Migotto and Dario De Conti were already acknowledged as two of Italy’s brightest young winemakers. A decade later each came to California (Migotto accompanied by his wife Valentina), fell in love with Napa Valley, and in 2006 started the partnership represented by the Ca’ Momi brand. All their wines are, as De Conti says, “full-bodied and big hearted, with bright notes of humility, bold flavors of California sunshine, a hint of tradition, and a seductive finish of fiery Italiian passion” That style is exemplified in this Rosso di Napa, a blend of Cabernet, Zinfandel, Merlot, and Petite Sirah; light in body but deceptively rich in flavor, it is loaded with bright strawberry and raspberry fruit, well balanced, with good acidity on the long finish.”……………….23.99

CAPTURE WINES NAPA-SPRING MOUNTAIN “ALLIANCE” RED WINE12  – “This is made from a majority Cabernet Sauvignon, with 11% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. This makes for a softly layered tease of cinnamon, cedar and brush, with the tannins dry and grippy. Black licorice and violet dot the nose and palate.”…………82.99

CHARLES KRUG NAPA “GENERATIONS” “RESERVE”’13 – “Well-proportioned, tight and smoky, with a firm, structured beam of licorice- and blackberry-tinged fruit. Ends with fine-grained tannins and a long, clean finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot.”………………………..73.99

CENYTH SONOMA RED BLEND’09  –  “This red blend from California is very Bordeaux like in style. It is pitch black colored and opens with a fragrant black currant and blackberry bouquet with a hint of cedar and leather. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a delicious black currant with nicely integrate cedar plank. I also detected hints of minerality, clack cherry and anise. The finish is enjoyable, dry and its flavors linger for a little while after its gone.”…….62.99

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.”…….230.99

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.”……….158.99

EBERLE PASO ROBLES “FULL BOAR” RED BLEND’NV………23.99

FERRARI CARANO SONOMA  “SIENA” SANGIOVESE BLEND15 – “Ferrari-Carano’s Italian heritage is reflected in this Sangiovese-based, easy-sipping blend. Select lots of grapes are chosen from our vineyards in Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys to create a beautifully-balanced, medium-bodied wine. Our 2014 SIENA has delicious aromas of pomegranate, cherry, plum, licorice and mocha. Flavors of strawberry jam on the entry are enhanced by cherry cola and smoky plums that add layers of richness to this elegant wine. SIENA has supple tannins that leave a balanced mouthfeel with lively elegance, depth and a lingering finish.”………32.99

FESS PARKER CALIFORNIA “FRONTIER RED” RED BLEND’NV … 20.99

GOLDSCHMIDT ALEXANDER – CRAZY CREEK “FIDELITY” RED BLEND15 –This amazing value is a blend of  Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. A zesty red, with bright cherry and spice aromas and lively red currant, tomato leaf and toasty mocha flavors that finish with firm but ripe tannins.”………27.99

HEARST RANCH PASO ROBLES “LONE TREE” CABERNET FRANC’13….. 53.99

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.”…………………55.99

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.” ………..258.99

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

LOCKWOOD MONTEREY MALBEC’11….19.99

McPRICE MEYERS NAPA “BEAUTIFUL EARTH”’14 – I always love this cuvee, and the 2013 Beautiful Earth Proprietary Red is a great wine. Made from mostly Syrah (with 13% Grenache and 8% Mourvedre), its vibrant purple color is followed by fabulous notes of blackberries, blueberries, bay leaf, crushed rocks and spring flowers. Rich, concentrated and structured, with both purity and balance, it’s superb already, but will keep for a decade.”……………53.99

MURPHY GOODE CALIFORNIA RED BLEND15  – “The 2012 Murphy-Goode California Red Blend begins with a pleasant aroma of black cherry, sweet raspberries and bit of vanilla and licorice. The Zin leads the way when tasting this smooth and soft wine that also has lots of sweet, rich fruit and plenty of spice. That sweet, tart fruit lingers for a good amount of time on the finish. This is a really nice example of very popular style right now — a California red blend that is rich, slightly sweet and has a good amount of oak influence. Luckily it also manages to avoid the manufactured feel that plagues so many of its competitors. 34% Zinfandel, 27% Merlot, 16% Petite Sirah, 13% Petit Verdot, 6% Syrah and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon from California. The wine is aged in a combination of French and American oak”…………15.99

NEWTON  NAPA CLARET’13 ……… 32.99

ORIN SWIFT CALIFORNIA “ABSTRACT”’15 – The absurdly delicious Proprietary Red Blend Abstract comes from multiple AVAs: Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Amador and El Dorado and is a blend of Grenache, Petite Sirah and Syrah aged 10 months in 30% new French oak. This is a beauty and a great price for a wine of this quality. The wine has an opaque ruby/purple color, gorgeous nose of creosote, kirsch liqueur and cassis with a touch of licorice, Provençal herbs and pepper. Delicious, full-bodied, unctuously textured, thick and juicy, this mouth-filling, big wine cuts a broad swath across the palate, but is never hot or awkward.”…48.99

PALAZZO NAPA “PROPRIETARY RED”’07 – “This stylish blend of 68% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc, and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon is a Bordeaux-styled, elegant, restrained effort displaying a dark ruby/purple-tinged color in addition to notes of cedarwood, bay leaf,black cherries, black currants, spice box, and background oak. Medium-bodied with outstanding purity, very good texture, and fine length.”.…83.99

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

PARIS VALLEY ROAD CALIFORNIA RED BLEND13 – “Dark garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of berry pie, nougat, and floral honey drizzled cherries with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium body and a medium-long cedar finish with crunchy tannins. A juicy, chewy appetizing red blend that is sure to please.”……19.99

PEIRANO ESTATE LODI “ILLUSION” RED BLEND’15………….20.99

PEJU NAPA “PROVENCE”’NV…20.99

PIETRA SANTA CIENEGA VALLEY  “VACHE” RED BLEND’05…………34.99

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.”20.99

 

PURPLE HEART NAPA RED WINE14  – “The 2014 Purple Heart Red – which is 80 percent merlot, with smaller amounts of cabernet sauvignon, petite sirah and petit verdot — displays bright cherry fruit, some spicy notes and medium tannins. It’s an easy-to-drink, middle-of-the-road red, and the price is right.”…………24.99

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

REVELRY VINTNERS COLUMBIA VALLEY CUVEE’07…28.99

ROBERT KEENAN NAPA“SPRING MOUNTAIN” CABERNET FRANC’05..90.99

ROBERT MONDAVI OAKVILLE-NAPA BDX” BORDEAUX RED BLEND’12  –  “Black and dark red fruits, beautiful spice on the front with balanced smooth tannins on the way out.”……..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

SANS LIEGE SANTA BARBARA “THE OFFERING” GSM BLEND’14 – “Deep California red wine, penetrating ruby/purple in color leads to a pronounced bouquet of raspberry jam, chocolate covered cherries, plum and blackberries stimulates the senses. On the palate the wine follows through impressively with its plush, round mouthfeel, amazing depth and sheer intensity. The multilayered flavors of blackberry, black plum, and raspberry/vanilla, are framed by silky tannins that lead to a long pleasurable finish.”…..41.99

STAG’S LEAP NAPA “INVESTOR” RED WINE13  – “This new blend features 38% Merlot, 32% Petite Sirah, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Malbec, combining brawn with beauty. Red fruit and a light grip of oak wrap around a softly textured body, making for an approachable, easygoing experience.”…………32.99

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.”……41.99

SOLID WINE CELLARS CALIFORNIA PROPRIETARY BLEND’12…………..36.99

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.”…72.99

TAKEN NAPA CABERNET-MERLOT13 – “A rich, full-throttle wine, the 2013 Red Blend Taken, a Merlot/Cabernet blend is one of the more flamboyant wines readers will come across in this vintage. Unctuous on the palate, the 2013 is loaded with tons of super-ripe fruit and French oak, with all of its elements nicely put together.”……… 47.99

TERRA D’ORO ARMADOR COUNTY SANGIOVESE10………………………..25.99

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.”……31.99

THORNY ROSE COLUMBIA VALLEY  RED BLEND’11………………………17.99

TREFETHEN NAPA “DOUBLE T” RED BLEND13 – “This wine offers fragrant aromas of plums, blackberry jam, black pepper, clove and toasted oak. Medium bodied, the palate displays flavors of blackberries, raspberries and currants with rich chocolate and savory spices on the finish.”…25.99

TREFETHEN NAPA “DRAGON’S TOOTH” RED BLEND’13 – A blend of 52% Malbec, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Petit Verdot, the 2013 Dragon’s Tooth is a beautiful effort from Trefethen. The wine shows loads of licorice, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a touch of chocolate, medium to full body, sweet tannin and a long finish. By Napa standards, it’s a good value.”………………..41.99

TRINCHERO ST. HELENA“CENTRAL PARK” PETITE VERDOT’07…65.99

TRINCHERO NAPA ST. HELENA “CENTRAL PARK WEST
PETITE VERDOT10
……………..65.99

TRINCHERO NAPA “FORTE” RED BLEND ’12 – “The 2012 Forte is a beautifully opulent style of wine, coming in a 14.9% alcohol. It has a dense ruby/purple color, loads of blackberry and blueberry fruit and a long concentrated finish. It’s a beauty, even in the context of how epic 2013 has turned out to be.”…………83.99

WHITEHALL LANE NAPA “TRES LEONI” RED BLEND’13………34.99



American Sirah/Syrah

CARINA CELLARS CENTRAL COAST “CLAIRVOYANT” SYRAH BLEND’07 – “Marked by mineral, graphite, herb and dried berry flavors that are tight, clean and full-bodied, showing red berry flavors that are pure and persistent. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre.”…………39.99

CHARLES SMITH “K VINTNERS” MILBRANDT WALHUKE WALLA WALLA SYRAH’12………………46.99

CONCANNON SAN FRANCISCO BAY PETITE SIRAH’13 – It’s a friendly wine, but a big wine.  Fermented in stainless steel, the Founders’ Tier Petite Sirah went into oak barrels and was finished in neutral French barrels saturated with 50 vintages of Petite Sirah.  The wine is inky dark from skin contact, which also makes it rich in tannins.  The AVA is San Francisco Bay, and the fruit came from Livermore, where the winery is located.”…20.99  

EBERLE PASO ROBLES “STEINBECK”’14………23.99

DELECTUS NAPA PETITE SIRAH’06…………..79.99

KALE MENDOCINO “ALDER SPRINGS” SYRAH09 – “Bright purple. A heady bouquet displays scents of candied dark berries and potpourri, with a peppery topnote. Juicy, penetrating black raspberry and floral pastille flavors show very good depth and put on weight with air. Dense but lively syrah, with strong finishing grip and floral-driven length.”………55.99

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.”………103.99

PEIRANO LODI “HERITAGE” PETITE SIRAH’14 – The intense inky black color of this wine catches you from the first pour. It exhibits a rich deep hue with perfect clarity. The senses are tempted by an array of wild blackberries, maple, brown sugar and fresh baked boysenberry pie. The palate is mysterious and seductively filled with bright blackberries, deep dark plums, cassis and dried cranberries, with chewy moderate tannins. The finish is soft and mysterious with a hint of cocoa and black pepper.”………………..20.99

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.”…………….72.99

PLUMPJACK NAPA’13 – “The 2013 Syrah is incredibly primary today, with huge blue/purplish fruit and tons of intensity. Like so many 2013’s, the Syrah tastes like a wine that was just drained from tank, the flavors are every bit that intense and unevolved. This is quite possibly the most raw of Plumpjack’s 2013, but the wine’s pure power simply won’t be denied.”…………….83.99

PLUMPJACK NAPA “ADAPTATION” PETITE SIRAH’13  – “Thick, chewy tannins present a bold framework for gingerbread, black cherry, chai tea and plum flavors. Generous and focused, lingering on the long finish.”…………..69.99

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

RED CAR SONOMA COAST’12………47 .99

STEELE LAKE COUNTY  “STYMIE” SYRAH’12 – “This wine towers over the competition, and not only because the bottle is an inch and a half taller than most. Its aroma is exotic and compelling, like singed rosemary branches (in a good way). The flavors bring clove, blackberry, ripe blueberry and dried-cherry notes. The texture is buoyed by fine tannins and firm acidity for a feeling of agility and strength.”…..27.99

 

Australian  Reds / New Zealand

Australian  Reds

BAROSSA VALLEY BAROSSA  “ESTATE” SHIRAZ13 – “Berry and cherry flavors have an appealing tang, showing fresh herb accents of sage and rosemary, with a warm, toasty finish where the tannins add appealing grip.”………24.99

BEN GLAETZER’S “THE WALLACE” BAROSSA SHIRAZ-GRENACHE’10 – Deep colour; dark and tarry in personality, with roasted meats, black fruits and ample big-boned tannins; the earthy component alongside a light red fruit lift appears unencumbered by heavy handed winemaking, and the finish is fresh and appealing as a result.”…….37.99

BOOKPURNONG HILL RIVERLAND “BLOCK 267” RED TABLE’99 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Tasty stuff, soft, supple and generous with its blackberry, violet, vanilla and spice flavors, which echo nicely on the silky, round finish.”…62.99

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.”………104.99

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.”………41.99

ELDERTON ESTATE BAROSSA “COMMAND” SHIRAZ’09 – “
Deep garnet, the nose of the still youthful 2009 Command Shiraz reveals a lot of oak with a good core of cedar, black berry preserves, pepper, cinnamon stick, cloves and vanilla plus a whiff of mocha.  Full bodied and powerful in the mouth, it offers a great concentration of licorice and vanilla flavors in the mouth complementing the pure berry richness with firm, rounded tannins and crisp acid supporting, finishing long and cedary. With the oak standing out at the moment.”………99.99

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.”………69.99

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.”………..103.99

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.”………..103.99

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

MOLLYDOOKER MCCLAREN VALE “MAITRE D” CABERNET SAVIGNON’14 – “A rather chunky Cabernet this one, a wine that, like a good maitre’d, seems pretty assured of what it’s meant to be doing… The joy of a wine like this though is that whilst it is rich and exuberant it’s also a wine of voluptuousness and fun – a generous wine meant to be drunk immediately (and with gusto).”………41.99

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.”………39.99

MOLLYDOOKER MCCLAREN VALE “TWO LEFT FEET” CABERNET -SHIRAZ’14………………….41.99

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.”………35.99

PETER LEHMAN BAROSSA “CLANCY’S” SHIRAZ BLEND ’14………25.99

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

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’12 – “Firm in texture, with wet earth and green bean overtones to the red berry flavors, finishing with finesse. Lingers well.”……….34.99

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.”…………..19.99

SCHILD ESTATE BAROSSA MERLOT’11………..30.99

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.”……69.99

TWO HANDS BAROSSA “GNARLY DUDES” SHIRAZ’09 – “Broad and spicy, generous with its cherry, blueberry and savory beet flavors, finishing with a mild grip of tannin as the smoky-accented flavors persist impressively.”…41.99

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 Zeaalnd

MATUA MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR’0916.99

SILENI ESTATES  MARLBOROUGH  “THE PLATEAU” PINOT NOIR15 –Even ruby-red colour with slight purple hues, youthful in appearance. The nose is fresh and up-front with fruit-focussed aromas of dark-red berry fruits that unfold soft layers of dark herbs and earthy elements. Medium-bodied, juicy flavours of ripe dark red berry and cherry flavours are entwined with notes of dark herbs, earth and nuances of bitter cherries. The palate possesses moderate, but supple tannin extraction, with integrated acidity that lends good energy and drive, carrying the fruit flavours to a moderately sustained finish of dark cherry and berry fruit. This is an up-front, juicy, uncomplicated Pinot Noir with flavours of dark-red berry and bitter cherry flavours on a supple palate.”…….31.99

 

Argentina Reds

ALAMOS MENDOZA MALBEC’15 – “A superb wine for the money. Full-bodied and supple with aromas of black plum..”….20.99

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

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

CALLEJON DEL CRIMEN VALLE DU UCO “GRAN RESERVE” PETITE VERDOT’08  – “The 2008 Callejon del Crimen Petit Verdot Gran Reserva is the most dense and full-bodied of these wines. Powerful, structured, and packed with savory black fruits, it will require extended cellaring to reveal its full potential. It seems to have all the right stuff, so for those who think bigger is better, this is the wine for you.”……….…32.99

DONA PAULA MENDOZA  “LOS CARDOS” MALBEC15 – “On the nose: Many pungent notes jump out of the glass, but predominantly black fruit character with crushed black cherries, bramble, warm blueberry pie, spices, licorice, pepper and hints of coffee grounds, mocha and dark chocolate over soft minerals.  On the palate: This wine makes an entrance with a massive concentration of black peppered fruit, cherry crush, sloe fruit and loads of licorice-laden berries. The acidity is striking. It creates a great melange with the fruit and the tannins through the midpalate, thereby giving the wine a powerful backbone and a good sense of balance.  It carries through to the finish that lingers for a good 20-plus seconds with hints of toast, coffee and anise.”………14.99

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.”….34.99

LAMADRID  AGRELO-MENDOZA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’12…..20.99

LAMADRID MENDOZA CABERNET FRANC’13…………………………30.99

MANOS NEGRAS PATAGONIA PINOT NOIR’15……..23.99

MENDOZA VINEYARDS MENDOZA “RICHARD BONVIN GRAND RESERVE”’11  –  “The 2011 Malbec Grand Reserve, aged for 20 months in new Nadalie barrels, smells of leather, forest floor, dill and paprika over a core of cherries in liqueur not unlike some traditional Riojas (from Spain, not from Argentina). The palate is medium-bodied, with some grippy tannins, good acidity and length. This wine calls for food. Drink 2014-2018. I was very impressed with this set of wines produced by a company that owns no vineyards, but sources grapes from selected locations in Mendoza.”…….33.99

PURAMUN MENDOZA “RESERVA” MALBEC’13 – “Displays the signature elegance and balance of a Pepe Galante wine. The rich and flirty fruit aromas of this supple red are absolutely alluring. Full-bodied and luscious with a hint of spice and soft tannins, this wine has finesse and grace. Robust and lively, the superb quality of those hand-harvested Valle de Uco grapes is evident in every sip. A beautiful wine that deftly showcases Pepe’s talent and passion, Puramun Reserva Malbec 2013 is a stunning achievement and absolutely delicious. Bravo to Pepe and the Galante family.”…..43.99

SANTA JULIA MENDOZA “PLUS” MALBEC’11 –  “A fruitball of a Malbec, with bright, friendly aromas of berry, cola and cherry cough drop. It feels full, round and well balanced, with a black cherry flavor bearing a mild herbal underbelly. The finish is fruity without being heavy.”…….16.99

TAPIZ PATAGONIA MALBEC’11…………………26.99

TAPRICHE MENDOZA  MALBEC15 – “A tasty and full-bodied Argentine red wine made from the country’s classic Malbec grape. Aromas of black fruit and toasty oak.”…22.99

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

ZAHA MENDOZA MALBEC’10 – “Ripe, with aromas of damsons, black cherries and spices, but balanced. The palate is full-bodied, with juicy flavors and fleshy tannins that are quite succulent and offer good balance between alcohol and acidity..”…………….62.99

 

Chilean Reds

ASUNTO DE VINO MAULE “RESERVE” CARMENERE13………….20.99

HARAS DE PRIQUE MAIPO CABERNET SAUVIGNON’09……………..17.99

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

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.”…69.99

LUCKY “7” RAPEL CARMENERE’10………………………….24.99

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.”………………..69.99

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.”………………..34.99

THE DECK ROYAL FLUSH ITATA VALLEY PINOT NOIR10………………..20.99

THE SEEKER MAIPO CABERNET SAUVIGNON12………16.99

VERAMONTE MAIPO “PRIMUS” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’13 – The 2013 Primus Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from 30-year-old vines in Puente Alto in Maipo, the classical zone for Cabernet Sauvignon in Chile. This is the only wine they produce from purchased grapes, in this case from a producer called Mariscal who has 30-year-old vines on the alluvial terrace of the Maipo River. This is fermented in open-top tanks with indigenous yeasts. They want softer and more drinkable wines in the Primus series than what the line used to be in the past. This has all the classical descriptors of Maipo Cabernet, but in a subtle way, none of the aromas sing in a higher voice and there is good balance and harmony. The palate is medium-bodied, with very good balance, drinkable and approachable.”………………..22.99

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.”……..99.99

VINA MONTES COLCHAQUA VALLEY TWINS” MALBEC-CABERET BLEND’13 – A claret style in weight and balance, with a deft mix of restrained currant, dusty-cedary oak, loamy earth and shades of tobacco leaf. Clean and well done.”……18.99

VINA MONTES COLCHAQUA VALLEY ALPHA” CABERET SAUVIGNON’12  ” Offers a shot of green spice to the dark cherry and roasted plum flavors. Tarragon, licorice and dark chocolate notes flood the powerfully tannic finish.”……30.99

VINA MONTES COLCHAQUA VALLEY “LIMITED” CABERNET-CARMENERE’13 ………..20.99

 

French Reds

Bordeaux

ANDRE LUTRON PESSAC LEOGNAC “CRUZEAU”’10  –  “Features a juicy, sleek feel, with a strong roasted mesquite and sanguine frame that keeps the core of damson plum, red currant and blackberry fruit moving along. The tight-grained finish has a smoldering charcoal hint.”…….41.99

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.”………..83.99

CHATEAU DASSAULT GRAND CRU ST. EMILLION’13……..69.99

CHATEAU GONIN’07  –  “Deep ruby color and a domination of vanilla on the nose with some cherry and black currant on the smooth palate. The tannins are silky and the finish lingers beautifully.”…….26.99

CHATEAU GRAND PEY LESCOURS  ST. EMILION’10  – “Visual aspect: garnet-red colour, brilliant, steady. Nose: fine, rich, light but very pleasant. With leather, liquorice and kirsch. Palate: straight, clean, with spices, fine leather, black fruits. Beautiful aftertaste, with fruit. Match with food: duck fillet. Comments: a very nice wine.”…………………49.99

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.”………86.99

CHATEAU LASSEGUE “LES CADRANS”’12 – “This Saint Emilion is beautifully rich in color, with an enticing bouquet of baking spices and ripe blackberries and plums. On the palate, the wine is refined and elegant, with silky tannins and a long-lasting finish.”………37.99

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.”……117.99

CHATEAU LES REUILLES ROUGE’09……………………12.99

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.”…….69.99

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.”………86.99

CHATEAU TOURTERAN HAUT MEDOC’10 – “Powerful, concentrated wine, a very solid Cabernet-dominated wine. It has dark tannins, the black currant fruit still hiding in the background. Dark and dense.”…….34.99

CHATEAU VIGONOT ST. EMILLION’09………..83.99

 

Burgundy

MOMMESSIN “LA CLE SAINT PIERRE” BOURGOGNE  PINOT NOIR’13……..27.99

 

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.”…….17.99

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.”……….20.99

CLOS DES PAPES CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE’08 – “Dark, inviting and very alluring, with captivating black tea, charred mesquite and kirsch aromas and flavors allied to a remarkably silky mouthfeel. Superlong, with mineral, violet, pepper and additional crushed cherry and plum fruit notes all gliding through the finish.”…142.99

DOMAINE ANDRE BRUNEL SOUTHERN RHONE COTES DU RHONE ’13…….20.99

DOMAINE BERTRAND STEHELIN – GIGONDAS’10 – “Powerfully rendered, with thickly layered black currant confiture, boysenberry and linzer torte flavors intertwined with bittersweet cocoa-covered coffee bean and licorice root notes. The finish is chiseled graphite, with good tension that should unwind in the cellar.”………………..48.99

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.”………..132.99

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.”……..48.99

DOMAINE USSEGLIO “CUVEE DE MON AIEVL CHAT DU PAPE’07..153.99

HENRI  D. LANZAC CHATEAU DE SEGRIES LIRAC ROUGE’09…..35.99

LOUIS BERNARD  SOUTHERN RHONE COTES DU RHONE”’12 – “Light, with modest sandalwood and cherry notes, backed by a lightly dusty hint on the finish.”….17.99

MAISON TAMIER & FILS COTES DU RHONE LINTEAU’09………….22.99

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.”……………………97.99

VIDAL-FLEURY COTES DU VENTOUX SYRAH BLEND’13……….20.99

 

Other French

CHATEAU COUPE ROSES MINERVOIS CUVEE VIGNALS’01 – “Firm and intense, with plenty of stuffing, in a Châteauneuf style. It has a gamy, fruity aroma and layers of plum, dark cherry, smoke and spice flavors. Pepper-steak notes provided depth on the finish.”…19.99

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.”…34.99

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.”………35.99

DOMAINE DE NOIRE CHINON “ELEGANCE” ’11  –  “Very strong purple color with a beautiful clarity, this is a very aromatic wine revealing a dominance of ripe red fruits. The palate is very structured, smooth, with a pleasant tannic presence which gives a nice length, marked by spicy overtones. A subtle and round wine, it is the perfect expression of its gravel-soil origin.”……..28.99

HOB NOB PINOT NOIR’09……………..17.99

LE FLANUER VIN DE FRANCE  CABERNET SAUVIGNON’14 – “One of our favorite ways to explore a foreign city is to drink the local wine and wander the streets aimlessly, soaking it all in. The French call such a person a flaneur, or one who strolls. (We had no idea this was so common a practice that it merited a term.) Of course, after a long day of wandering the cobblestoned streets of Paris, you need a drink – and this straightforward, pleasant Cab is just the right thing. Deftly balanced, with a mix of fruity and savory aromas and flavors, this is the epitome of easy-drinking, everyday French red wine.”…….29.99

SHATTER ROUSSILLON GRENACHE’10  – “Dark, clear garnet with purple hue. Nose of licorice, blackberry, menthol, and dust. Ripe palate of blackberry, black cherry, licorice, pepper, and minerals. Very good length. Pleasant acidity. Youthful tannins. Interesting, intense, high alcohol wine (15% on the label). 100% Grenache.”……….28.99

SHATTER ROUSSILLON GRENACHE’13  – “A collaboration between Napa’s Joel Gott and Dave Phinney, the semi-opaque Cotes Catalanes Grenache is a smoking blend of 100% Grenache that comes from the singular, black schist soils located around the village of Maury, in the Agly Valley in the Roussillon. Aged in French oak (a small part being new) and hitting 15.6% natural alcohol, this sexy, full-bodied, pedal-to-the-metal effort bears plenty of resemblance to the old-vine, 100% Grenache efforts coming from Chateauneuf du Pape. Kirsch liqueur, blackberry, toasted spice, garrigue and hints of vanilla bean all flow nicely to a seamless, silky, yet decadently styled red that has fine tannin, and a blockbuster, heady finish. It will certainly not appease those looking for lightweight aromas and flavors, but count me a fan.”………..29.99

 

Italian Reds

Piedmont

DEMARIE BARBARESCO’10………….. 83.99

NIEDERMAYER “LAGREIN AUS GRIES RISERVA”’01  – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…45.99

PRUNOTTO MONPERTONE MONFERRATO09 – “Tasty! This combo of Barbera and Syrah works very well, with attractive spicy plum flavors from the Barbera and smoke and tar from the Syrah.”………32.99

SAN BAGIO LANGHE ROSSO “JANIN” CABERNET SAUVIGNON’06 – “Made from 100% cabernet sauvignon grapes grown in soil previously used to grow Nebbiolo for Barolo.  This is the ONLY cab in the world grown in this type of soil!  Dark, rich, and brooding with characteristics that scream Piemontese.”…62.99

Tuscany

ANTINORI CHIANTI CLASSICO “TIGNANELLO”11–A powerful, concentrated style, boasting cherry, plum, leather, earth and tobacco flavors. Fine intensity propels the long, spice- and earth-tinged finish. Balanced overall.”………76.99

ARCANUM “IL FAUNO”’10  –  “This Tuscan winery is owned by the enormous Jackson Family of Wines operation, and it’s only the company’s second Italian brand under its umbrella. Tenuta di Arceno’s Il Fauno di Arcanum bottling (not the same as Arcanum) is a Bordeaux-style blend of 56% merlot, 23% cabernet franc, 20% cabernet sauvignon, and 1% petit verdot.  It’s a complex little number, with a nose that kicks off some menthol, dense wood, licorice, and a touch of coal. On the body, more fruit comes through — though restraint is the name of the game — as notes of blackberry and currant emerge, plus a backbone of dark chocolate and a bit of coffee grounds. Some fresh tobacco leaf pops in on the finish. A restrained wine, but one with a lot of charm.”……….48.99

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.”………104.99

BARICHELLO TORRAIA’12……..76.99

BRANCATELLI GUISEPE SYRAH’09 ……..83.99

BRANCATELLI VALLE DEL SOGNO CABERNET FRANC/CABERNET SAUVIGNON’11 ……..97.99

BRANCATELLI VALLE DELLE STELLE CABERNET BLEND’12….28.99

CA MARCANDA MAREMMA GAJA PROMIS” RED BLEND’13  –  “This wine is a blend of Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese grapes. It’s a beautiful expression of fleshy ripe blackberries, fig, cassis, violets and sundried tomato. A mouth-coating texture and a lively acidity make for a delicious interplay of textures and flavors across the palate. This is one of Italy’s best producers. This winery is famed vintner Angelo Gaja’s project in Tuscany’s coastal region of Maremma.”……..83.99

CASADEI “FILARE 41’04…58.99

CASTELLO Di BROLIO “CASALFERRO”’94 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION..51.99

CASTELLO di POPPIANO CHIANTI “RISERVA” FIORENTINI’13  –  85% Sangiovese is augmented with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in this Chianti, which offers mature black plum, white pepper and baking spice aromas. The lively palate delivers tart sour cherry, clove and underbrush notes, with a smoothly tannic structure.”……..48.99

CASTELLO di POPPIANO IL CORTILE CHIANTI FIORENTINI’14  –  Made of 85% Sangiovese and small amounts of Ciliegiolo and Canaiolo, this opens with subtle Morello cherry and underbrush aromas. The palate delivers black plum and tobacco flavors, bolstered by dusty tannins.”……..27.99

FATTORIA LE PUPILLE MORELLINO DI SCANSANO’13  – “Silky and pure, featuring crushed plum fruit gilded with violet and lavender hints. The fruit sails through the finish. Grenache and Syrah.”…..23.99

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

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

Italian Other Reds

7 FOLD NORTHERN VERONA VINO DA TAVOLA ROSA’NV – “Like an expertly folded necktie, this incredible Italian red expresses exquisite beauty and taste second to none. Made from grapes grown in the hills of northern Verona, it is structured and flavorful, bursting with delicious black fruit, spice and cedar. The wine was crafted using the Italian ripasso technique, which involves a secondary fermentation using dried grape skins to achieve more complexity and a rich finish.”…….29.99

ANTONELLI  SAGRANTINO DI MONTEFALCO’98 – “A big, bold red with vanilla cream and game aromas. Blueberry, dark chocolate and earth flavors carry big tannins.”………..111.99

CANTINA SAMPIETRANA PUGLIA “CHALONE”PRIMITIVO’0823.99

CIELO PRIMITIVO………..12.99

COLLEFRISIO VINEYARDS MONTEPULCIANO-PRIMITIVO ROSSO “CONFORNTO”’13……40.99

DORIGO FRIULI “PIGNOLA DI BUTTRIO”’01 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…90.99

DORIGO FRIULI “MONTSCLAPADE”’01 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…73.99

DORIGO FRIULI “REFOSCO DAL PEDUNCOLO ROSSO”’00 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…62.99

ELENA FUCCI AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE TITOLA’07 – “Dried floral notes flow easily into the medium to full-bodied palate of black pepper, smooth, subtle cherry, and plum flavors. A stylish, intriguing young red, with fine tannins and a ripe balanced finish.”……77.99

ELENA FUCCI AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE TITOLO’10 – “Elena, in just 10 years, has transformed her small craft cellar into a reference point for winemaking in southern Italy! This estate’s only label, Titolo, a “cru” vineyard selection of Aglianico del Vulture situated 600 meters above sea level. The 6.5 hectare bush-trained vines were planted over 60 years ago and the wine is aged 12 months in new barriques producing a modern style while still maintaining its classic profile.”…….69.99

GIUSEPPE GABBAS NUORO SARDEGNA CANNONAU DI SARDENGA DULE “RESERVE”’05 …….62.99 

GIUSEPPE GABBAS NUORO SARDEGNA CANNONAU DI SARDENGA DULE “RESERVE”’08….51.99

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.”……72.99

MONTE GARBI SANT ANTONIO VENETO VALPOLICELLA’11……………..32.99

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

NIEDERMAYER “LAGREIN AUS GRIES RISERVA”’01  – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…47.99

OASI DEGLI ANGELI KURNI MARCHES’08 “Low production, Kurn IGT Rosso Montepulciano is made from grapes alone. The low production per hectare are left up to two bunches of grapes per vine, makes the wine is very full of pigments, the grapes are very healthy and both sugars.”………………95.99

OASI DEGLI ANGELI KURNI MARCHES’11 – “In 2010, Milano Finanza, Italy’s answer to the Wall Street Journal, had the nation’s top 5 wine arbiters choose the best wine in the country. So, the Gambero Rosso and 4 other wine guides put their heads together and made their selection. A Barolo perhaps? An Amarone? Maybe a Brunello or Super Tuscan? None of the above! The best wine in Italy was Kurni, a Montepulciano made like no other, a special wine made in an innovative and particular way that that bordered on mad genius! Many wine-lovers who hadn’t been paying attention to what was becoming Italy’s most sought after cult wine were shocked! But had they been following the developments for years, the decision might have seemed inevitable. In 2011, to honor Italian unity, Kurni was chosen to present to the President Of The Republic! Stan The Wine Man found this wine 15 years ago and has been its importer and champion from the beginning, espousing its virtues and claiming its rightful status from the outset. Nice to know that someone from Pittsburgh has been cultivating a dedicated local following for such an unknown but prestigious wine all these years.  And we thought he was just another pretty face cruising around town.”…….139.99

PIETRACUPA TAURASI AGLIANICO’08 –  “Deep black cherry with black reflections cherry rim. The bouquet is moderately intense, and slightly reduced at the outset, with menthol and spice, slight berry fruit and slight graphite shavings; the red berry fruit emerges as it opens as does mentholated cedar. On the palate it’s ample and fairly direct, with lively sour cherry and forest berry fruit supported by sour berry fruit acidity and by tannins that are ample and have a slightly greenish burr, flow into a clean sour berry fruit finish with a cedary tannic underpinning.”………..69.99

PRINSI NEIVE “GAIA PRINCIPE” BARBARESCO’99 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…68.99

RUBINO PUNTA AQUILA BRINDISI PRIMITIVO’14……………….32.99

SARDUS PATER IS ARENAS RISERVA’07 – “Located at the most southwestern tip on the island of Sardegna, the ungrafted vineyards are between 150 and 200 years old that produce the Carignano del Sulcis grapes in very sandy soil.  These vines were never tainted by the phyloxxera disease of the mid 19th century that devastated the vines of Europe and had to be saved by grafting American rootstock to the European vines.  Once again, we saved France!!! Haha! So, these wines have a unique earthy quality that you   can only find in ungrafted old vines. This wine is aged just 6 months in new barriques.”…….48.99

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.”…….69.99

SARTORI  VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE “VIGNETTI DI MONTEGRADELLA”’12……….27.99

SARTORI REGOLO ROSSA VENETO VERONESE ’05...37.99

SARTORI REGOLO RIPASSO VENETO VERONESE ’0730.99

TENUTA SAN LEONARDO TRENTINO’96 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION  – “A beautiful Bordeaux blend, with currant bush, mint and mineral aromas plus a touch of oak. Full-bodied, with polished tannins and a long finish.”…60.99

TENUTA SAN LEONARDO TRENTINO’97 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…63.99

 

Spanish Red

ABADIA RETUERTA VINO de la TIERRA de CASTILLA  “SPECIAL SELECTION” TINTO SARDON de DUERO’12  – “The entry-level red and largest volume of Abadía Retuerta, the 2012 Selección Especial, is nothing like the initial oaky versions of it you might remember.  This is produced as a blend of Tempranillo with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah from the 54 separate plots that they have identified in their 180 hectares of vineyards.  This 2012 matured in French (60%) and American (40%) oak barrels for 14 months, a slightly shorter time than in previous vintages.  The casks were one third new, one third second use and one third third use.  This is the wine that has improved the most, and it’s now a fine, elegant wine with restrained power, true to the place where it’s born and the vintage when the grapes are harvested.  This is the highly recommended wine from the winery.  All grapes ripened properly in 2012 and the Cabernet feels very integrated; there are some spicy aromas intermixed with the wild berry aromas, developing some balsamic undertones, licorice and a little bit of toast.  It is very subtle and nicely compact.  The texture is very fine with dusty tannins, good acidity and freshness.  It is long, balanced and supple, with power and elegance.  The wine is approachable now and with stuffing to age.  It is a great value and highly recommended.”……..38.99

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

CUNE  RIOJA GRAN RESERVA’09  – “Tea, underbrush and tobacco notes give this red a traditional, savory character, while fresh cherry and leafy flavors keep this lively. Balanced and graceful, with polished tannins and a floral finish.”……..46.99

CUNE  RIOJA GRAN RESERVA’10  – “This generous red shows a traditional character, with leafy, dried herb, tea and spice notes framing dried cherry, licorice and leather flavors. Firm tannins and balsamic acidity impart structure, and this shows plenty of depth, with a juicy, spicy finish.”……..42.99

FLOR D’ ENGLORA ROURE MONSTANT’09…25.99

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

JARO SEMBRO RIBERA DEL DUERO TEMPRANILLO’14………….20.99

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

VINA HERMINIA RIOJA“EXCELSUS’09 – “This focused red shows good density, a restrained character and solid depth, offering plum, espresso, tobacco and mineral flavors that are harmonious and long.”….25.99

VIZAR CASTILLA-LEON “SPECIAL SELECTION” RED BLEND09 – “Oaky, inky aromas of blackberry and vanilla are pushy and potent. This blend of 50% Tempranillo and 50% Syrah is rubbery and pinched on the palate, while toasty, rooty flavors of black fruits blend with herbal berry and coffee notes. A narrow finish is herbal in flavor and weighty.”………48.99

 

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

DOWS “TEN YEAR” TAWNY PORT……58.99

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

GRAHAMS “10 YEAR” TAWNY PORTO……51.99

MADRIGAL PETITE SIRAH PORT’06………36.99

MARTIVORA “LBV” PORTO’05………30.99

MARTIVORA “RUBY” PORTO’NV………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

BERINGER CALIFORNIA WHITE ZINFANDEL’NV………… 16.99

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

CHARLES & CHARLES COLUMBIA ROSE’15 – “The 2015 Charles and Charles Rose is a great value buy. This wine begins with aromas of white peach, red raspberry and red cherry. There are pretty flavors of guava, red cherry, and red raspberry. This forward style Rose is only needing a hot summer day.”………17.99

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Champagne & Sparkling

ALLURE CALIFORNIA SPARKLING PINK MOSCATO’NV  –  “Unusual in its aromatic mix of spiced nuts and strawberry. Flavors offer simple, sweet cherry notes.”…….25.99

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

BELLAVISTA ITALIAN “FRANCIACORTA” BRUT CUVEE’NV  –  “The Cuvee Brut is a delicious, predominantly Chardonnay sparkler with the elegante, lush mouth feel typical of Bellavista. It has a refined and elegant bouquet of lees and ripe pear and a beautifully balanced palate of pear and apple with integrated toast notes. Very creamy and rich without being heavy. We like this bottle even more than the one we tasted in 2008. In general, there is little variation over time as several vintages are blended together to produce a wine that is consistent in flavor and character.”…48.99

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

CUVEE DOM PERIGNON’04– “A graceful Champagne, with minerally drive. Firm acidity and a rich vein of smoky mineral meshes with the plush texture, offering finely woven flavors of mirabelle jam, toasted brioche, crunchy pear, honey and smoked almond. Delivers a long, mouthwatering finish.”………139.99

CUVEE DOM PERIGNON CHAMPAGNE ’06– “A graceful, minerally version, featuring rich notes of smoke, mandarin orange peel and chalk that lead to subtle accents of crème de cassis, toasted almond, espresso and star anise on the fine, creamy mousse. Seamlessly knit, with citrusy acidity leaving a mouthwatering impression on the finish.”…..158.99

DELTETTO ITALIAN BRUT ROSE’ NV……..41.99

DEMARIE BIRBET’NV – “
This sweet, sparkling Rosato opens with fresh tones of raspberry and blueberry followed by simple freshness in the mouth. The wine is cheerful and fun overall.”… 27.99

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

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

HACIENDA CALIFORNIA BRUTNV……20.99

JOHN CHARLES BOISSET “No. 69” ROSE CREMANT BRUT’NV……..41.99

KORBEL CALIFORNIA BRUT’NV…22.99

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.”…….20.99

MARTINI & ROSSI ASTI(NV) – “Floral, refreshing, and sweet.”…19.99

MARTINI ITALIAN PROSECCO’NV  –  “Zesty acidity drives the notes of peach and orange in this simple sparkler.”……..19.99

MOET CHANDON IMPERIAL BRUT ROSE MINI BOTTLE’NV……….19.99

MOET CHANDON GRAND VINTAGE ROSE’08………………….91.99

MOET CHANDON GRAND VINTAGE “CHALK BOX” ROSE’08………83.99

NINO FRANCO NORTH EASTERN ITALY PROSECCO’NV – “Clean and fruity, with a creamy texture and a lemon and melon aftertaste.”…….23.99

ORNELLA MOLON PROSECCO’NV  –  “This is a simple and straightforward expression of Prosecco with tight perlage and medium aromas of white flower and citrus.”…….27.99

PEARLY BAY SOUTH AFRICA “CELEBRATION” NV…20.99

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

RIVETTO MOSCATO D’ASTI’13………………………….25.99

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

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 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 CLICUOT ROSE’08  – “A delicious vintage rosé fizz from the maestros at Veuve Clicquot. Dependably brilliant, with a depth of flavour and complexity very rarely found.”………..88.99

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

YELLOW TAIL SOUTH EAST AUSTRALIA “BUBBLES”’NV – “Soft, a bit sweet, but spicy and floral, reminiscent of a sweeter style of Prosecco. Pear and hazelnut flavors linger.”……20.99