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  • 2017 Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon

    $25.00
    JS 93
    James Suckling 93: This is very ripe with lots of intense fruit. Hints of walnuts. Toasted. Turns to dried flowers. Medium to full body. Lots of mountain tannins. Flavorful finish with freshness. Drink or hold.
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  • 2013 Valdez Family Winery ‘Botticelli Vineyard’ Zinfandel

    $20.00
    Tasting Notes Ripe and densely packed, with wild berry and licorice aromas and zesty blackberry, toasty sage and black pepper flavors that finish with firm but balanced tannins.
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  • 2019 The Withers Rosé

    $24.00
    Tasting Notes This Bandol-inspired Rosé is a beauty, featuring aromas and flavors of citrus and stone fruits, highlighted by cherry, watermelon rind, grapefruit, nectarine, and peach flavors. The Wine has firm balancing acidity and both inviting aromas and a long finish on the palate. The medium bodied frame is layered, textured, balanced, and elegant, and the wine will drink well on release or age for 5-7 years. It is a perfect accompaniment to a wide variety of seafood, pasta and fowl and best served at or slightly above cellar temperature.
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    2018 Salvestrin ‘Crystal Springs Vineyard’ Sauvignon Blanc

    $24.00
    JS 90
    James Suckling 90: Quite a dense sauvignon with grass and fennel undertones to the sliced-pear and green-apple character. Medium-bodied, fresh and clean. Layered texture. Drink now.
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  • 2012 Bernardus ‘Marinus’

    $64.99
    WE 92
    Wine Enthusiast 92: One of the winery's most celebrated releases each year, this blend of all five major Bordeaux red varieties is an excellent showcase of Carmel Valley's class. Freshly squeezed blackberry and blackcurrant fruit meet with beef char, charcoal and dried lilacs on the nose. The palate tastes of lava rocks, dark chocolate, fresh boysenberries, dried mint and beef jerky, all woven together with a touch of smoke. Editors' Choice.
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  • 2018 Bonny Doon ‘Le Cigare Volant Cuvée Oumuamua’

    $25.00
    WE 93
    Wine Enthusiast 93: Randall Grahm’s ever-evolving ideology shifted again for the new label and blend of this bottling, which includes 52% Grenache, 35% Cinsault and 13% Syrah. Aromas of plum, cracked pepper, crumpled carnations and dried mint lead into a bright, refreshing palate of hibiscus, anise and a curry-like spice.
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  • 2017 Aerena Cabernet Sauvignon

    $19.00
    Tasting Notes The Cabernet is uplifting with fruit and floral components coming together in perfect balance. Soft and supple tannins offer great approachability but this vintage is not afraid to show its true cabernet core.
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  • 2018 Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Gewürztraminer

    $12.00
    Tasting Notes This is an aromatic wine with an enticing floral, almost sweet nose and initial aromas of grapefruit, citrus, tropical lychee, pineapple, melon, rose and pear. The 2018 Gewürz is a silky, rich wine with spicy flavors of apple, pear, grapefruit and nice acid balance on the finish.
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  • 2018 Sean Minor ‘4B’ Cabernet Sauvignon

    $17.00
    Tasting Notes Displays aromas of lavender, cedar and raspberry fruit. Flavors of blackberries and raspberries combined with hints of savory spices coat the palate. The soft tannins and sweet oak balance lead to a long and lingering finish.
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  • 2016 Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon

    $45.00
    JS 92
    James Suckling 92: A dark-fruited nose with plums and blackberries, as well as black truffle and earthy notes. The palate has a supple and even thread of blueberry flavor and supple, layered tannins. A blend of 89 per cent cabernet sauvignon with some merlot, syrah and cabernet franc. Drink or hold.
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  • 2015 Vine Cliff Carneros Chardonnay

    $44.99
    WE 90
    Wine Enthusiast 90: This full-bodied wine has a voluptuous entry that's slightly tropical in pineapple and Asian pear, as well as vanilla-layered oak. The expansive beginning segues smoothly into a higher-wire act of minerality, finishing fleshy and fresh.
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  • 2017 Lucas & Lewellen Pinot Noir

    $20.00
    WE 90
    Wine Enthusiast 90: This entry-level Pinot Noir is a blend of estate vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley and Los Alamos. Aromas of red cherry and turned earth lead into a palate that's grippy in texture while delivering flavors of cherry, smoke and vanilla cookie. Sweet spice tones extend into a long finish.
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  • 2014 Clos Pegase ‘Mitsuko’s Vineyard’ Pinot Noir

    $29.00
    Tasting Notes This 2014 Pinot Noir has deep complex aromas of red cherries, cranberries, raspberries and strawberries accented by dried shiitake mushrooms, Darjeeling tea, orchids, sweet spices and wisps of incense. The wine is round and plush in the mouth, deftly balancing engaging fleshiness with pitch perfect acidity and a broad, full mouthfeel.
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  • 2017 Ridge ‘Three Valleys’

    $28.00
    WS 91WA 91
    Wine Spectator 91: Lively and well-built, with expressive cherry, roasted dill and white pepper flavors that glide toward refined tannins. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane and Grenache.
    Wine Advocate 91: The Three Valleys is Ridge's general Sonoma County blend, made with fruit from ten different old-vine Zinfandel vineyards throughout Sonoma. The 2017 is comprised of 73% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, 10% Carignane and 2% Grenache, aged 11 months in 5% new American oak. The 2017 Three Valleys has a medium ruby color with scents of warm apricots and baked peaches, red cherries, blueberries, crushed stone and oodles of floral perfume. The medium-bodied palate offers concentrated, tricolored fruits with juicy acidity and grainy tannins, finishing long and perfumed.
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  • 2017 Hartford Court ‘Four Hearts Vineyards’ Chardonnay

    $55.00
    WA 96
    Wine Advocate 96: The 2017 Hartford Court Chardonnay Four Hearts Vineyard has a drop-dead gorgeous floral nose with notes of orange blossoms, honeysuckle and jasmine with a core of preserved lemons, candied ginger, peach cobbler and applesauce. Medium to full-bodied, it has a racy line of freshness and a wonderfully satiny texture, finishing long and citrusy.
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  • NV The Diver Brut

    $14.00
    Tasting Notes A beautiful floral aroma with bright fruit flavors of lemon custard, grapefruit, jasmine, and peaches are perfect with softly textured bubbles.
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  • 2016 Lucia ‘Garys’ Vineyard’ Pinot Noir

    $74.99
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  • 2015 Alma Fria ‘Holtermann Vineyard’ Pinot Noir

    $69.99
    VN 94
    Vinous 94: The highlight in this range, Alma Fria's 2015 Pinot Noir Holtermann Vineyard is a very sexy wine. Racy, juicy and aromatically intense, the 2015 is another wine full of the natural radiance and richness the vintage provided on its own. Succulent red cherry, plum, menthol, licorice, lavender and spice all mesh together in this dense, super-expressive, yet mid-weight Pinot. Drinking window: 2019 - 2025
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  • 2016 Hirsch ‘East Ridge’ Pinot Noir

    $89.99
    Tasting Notes Dark, ripe fruit on the palate contrast aromas of earth and mushroom. The stout fruit tannin and acidity make this a great wine to pair with foods like duck, roasted mushrooms, or even lamb.
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  • 2015 Alma Fria ‘Campbell Ranch’ Chardonnay

    $54.99
    VN 94
    Vinous 94: The 2015 Chardonnay Campbell Ranch is translucent, striking and highly nuanced. Orange peel, butter, honey and light tropical notes all flesh out in the glass. The flavor profile is pure Hyde Wente clone – with all of its natural richness – and yet structurally the wine is medium in body and super-refined. Drinking window: 2018-2022.
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  • 2017 Chamisal Chardonnay

    $20.00
    WA 91WE 90
    Wine Advocate 91: The 2017 Chardonnay Monterey County opens with notes of gunflint and toast over baked apples, yellow pears, popcorn and a tropical tinge. The palate is medium-bodied and rounded with an über spicy, fresh fruit profile lifted by mouthwatering acidity, and it finishes long and toasty. This has an appealing yin-yang of savory and bright citrus character.
    Wine Enthusiast 90: Broad and creamy aromas are cut by lemon juice and crushed chalk on the approachable nose of this bottling. The smoky quality extends to the palate, where toasted almond, ripe peach and salted lemons make for a mouthwatering experience.
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  • 2013 Thomas George Estate Pinot Noir

    $21.00
    Tasting Notes Succulent red fruit and cherry aromas complement hints of cola. Explosive flavors of wild berry and dark blue fruit dominate the mid-palate with undertones of thyme and rosemary. Fine tannins and bright acidity frame the wine to create a highly complex finish.
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  • 2017 Parducci ‘True Grit’ Reserve Petite Sirah

    $18.00
    WE 92
    Wine Enthusiast 92: Bold and beautiful, this full-bodied wine is very deep in color, chock full of blackberry, wood smoke and baking spices backed by rich blueberry flavors and very firm tannins. Sure to age well, it will be best from 2024.
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  • 2015 Mandolin Pinot Noir

    $21.00
    Tasting Notes Spice, ripe cherry, and savory tones on the nose. It is medium-bodied with polished tannins, showing strawberry and mineral notes.
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  • 2019 Matthiasson Rosé

    $30.00
    Tasting Notes Its citrusy aromas and clean flavors will complement the wonderful spring foods that show up on the table as the weather thaws (salads, rabbit, frittatas, peas, favas, green garlic…). Perfect for springtime holiday meals, or enjoying on the porch all summer.
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  • 2016 Beaulieu Vineyard ‘Georges de Latour Private Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon

    $129.99
    WA 97JS 98WE 93VN 96
    Wine Advocate 97: Blended of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot matured for 22 months in French oak, 90% new, this vintage has an alcohol level of 14.9%. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour is still incredibly youthful. Sporting notions of cedar and cinnamon toast to begin, the nose opens out to beautiful notes of warm cassis, crushed red and black plums and kirsch with floral hints of roses and candied violets. Sparks of crushed rocks and cast iron pan plus a touch of dried herbs emerge with coaxing. Full-bodied, rich, bold and energetic in the mouth, the palate reveals a very firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long with beautiful mineral accents. To be released in autumn 2019, 8,400 cases were made.
    James Suckling 98: The intensity of fruit in the nose is so impressive with blackberries, blackcurrants and lavender. Extremely aromatic. Full-bodied, tight and focused with polished and chewy tannins. Blackberries, currants, walnuts and hazelnuts on the palate. Solid core of fruit and ripe tannins. Classically structured. 97% cabernet sauvignon with petit verdot. Don’t try this until 2022 and onwards.
    Wine Enthusiast 93: Thick, concentrated and hugely structured, this wine from the famous site is robust in tannin and oak, with a core of tangy red fruit, both currant and cassis. It builds succulence on the palate as it opens, allowing for a generosity of spirit and fruit. Still, cellaring will benefit the wine; enjoy best from 2026–2031.
    Vinous 96: Bright full ruby. Vibrant, pristine aromas of crushed blueberry, blackberry, cassis, violet, licorice and wild herbs, plus a hint of dusty cocoa powder. Remarkably plush on entry, hinting at an almost chocolatey ripeness, then large-scaled, dense and chewy in the middle palate, with harmonious acidity and a distinctly savory quality leavening the sweetness of the wine's berry fruit. Turns sweeter again on the wonderfully long, aromatic aftertaste, which boasts noble, perfectly integrated tannins and outstanding lift. Still a baby but has all the elements for greatness. Beaulieu will introduce this wine in the fall as a centerpiece of their 80th anniversary celebration and it will be a crowd-pleaser. It's hard to compare any wine to the '68, but this may eventually prove to be the best vintage of the Private Reserve since that magical wine. (14.9% alcohol; 3.75 pH; 6.0 grams per liter total acidity; aged for 22 months in 90% new French oak)
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  • 2014 Secret Door ‘1Z’ Cabernet Sauvignon

    $174.99
    JS 93
    James Suckling 93: Aromas of violets, lavender and dark fruit. Very toned. Medium to full body and firm and chewy tannins that are finely grained. Solid wine with length and structure.
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  • 2016 Elizabeth Spencer Cabernet Sauvignon

    $55.00
    Tasting Notes A core of black raspberry and dark plum is ornamented with nuances of savory herb, cocoa powder and cigar box. This is a focused and fresh cabernet, boasting exceptional food compatibility.
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  • 2017 Boich Family Cellar ‘Beckstoffer To Kalon’ Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L)

    $479.99
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  • 2014 Lail ‘J. Daniel Cuvée’ Cabernet Sauvignon

    $259.99
    WA 95
    Wine Advocate 95: The flagship wines include the 2014 J. Daniel Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon, which comes from three sources – the family vineyard called Molehill at a 1700-feet elevation on Howell Mountain, the Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard and Heimark Vineyard in Calistoga. A gorgeous 2014, with notes of graphite, mulberry and blackcurrant, this full-bodied, opaque purple wine offers terrific fruit purity, sweet tannin, and a long finish of a good 45+ seconds. It was aged 19 months in 75% new French oak and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. There are 1,064 cases, and it can be drunk now or cellared for another 25 years.
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  • 2015 Lail ‘J. Daniel Cuvée’ Cabernet Sauvignon

    $285.99
    WA 98
    Wine Advocate 98: Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 J Daniel Cuvee bursts forth with gregarious blackcurrant pastilles, black cherries and warm plum notes backed up by notions of spice cake, mocha and licorice. The full-bodied palate is powerfully fruited with opulent exotic spices accenting the black forest cake notions, framed by plush tannins and finishing with epic length. A beautifully buxom showstopper!
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  • 2016 Lail ‘J. Daniel Cuvée’ Cabernet Sauvignon

    $289.99
    WA 100JS 97
    Wine Advocate 100: One-hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 75% new French oak, the 2016 J Daniel Cuvee is deep garnet-purple in color and offers up exuberant notes of crème de cassis, chocolate-covered cherries, wild blueberries, violets and unsmoked cigars with touches of garrigue, fragrant earth, powdered cinnamon, black olives and tree bark. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is built like a brick house, with a solid frame of firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness supporting the taut, muscular fruit, finishing long and minerally. 950 cases produced.
    James Suckling 97: Love the green olives, blackberries and sweet tobacco. Hints of walnuts and wet earth. Full-bodied yet reserved and very tight with beautiful richness and focus. Dense and exciting. A blend of Oakville and Howell Mountain. Great Napa cab. Try after 2022.
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  • 2018 Chappellet ‘Signature’ Chenin Blanc

    $47.99
    Tasting Notes This vibrant and enticing expression of mountain-grown Chenin Blanc offers a beautiful nose of Meyer lemon, minerality, stone fruit, lychee, and fresh-cut hay. On the palate, lively acidity underscores flavors of citrus, green apple, and delicate tropical fruit, keeping everything fresh and bright.
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  • 2012 Fiddlehead ‘Burtie Baby’ Pinot Noir

    $89.99
    Tasting Notes Laced with indelible notes of cola, anise and sweet spice, which are complemented by the richness of black cherry and brambly blackberries.
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  • 2015 Bien Nacido Estate ‘LXXIII Reserve’ Pinot Noir

    $94.99
    WA 94WE 96VN 94
    Wine Advocate 94: There are 127 cases of the lovely 2015 Bien Nacido Vineyard LXXIII Pinot Noir, which offers up a deep-pitched bouquet of crushed cassis, cracked pepper and nori that's a bit darker and more brooding than usual, without the suggestions of the candied peel and Christmas cake that this often displays. On the palate, it's medium bodied, concentrated and structured around a fine-grained chassis of tannin and juicy acids. Give this youthfully tight-knit Pinot Noir a few years in the cellar, then follow it for a decade.
    Wine Enthusiast 96: Intense cranberry aromas meet with smoked pork roast, crushed slate and pinches of sage, thyme and white pepper on the nose of this luxury-level bottling. The palate is florally flush in touches of rose and tarragon, set against snappy red-plum fruit and racy acidity.
    Vinous 94: The 2015 Pinot Noir LXXIII Bien Nacido Vineyards is gorgeous. Inky blue and purplish fruit, licorice, menthol, sage, violet and lavender infuse the 2015, a wine of extreme richness and unctuosity. It will be fascinating to see how the 2015 develops during its aging. The 2015 is dense and rich, with an almost Syrah-like element of savoriness on the finish.
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  • 2017 Tablas Creek ‘Esprit de Tablas’ Blanc

    $51.99
    WA 92VN 94
    Wine Advocate 92: The 2017 Esprit Blanc de Tablas is made up of 68% Roussanne, 17% Grenache Blanc, 7% Picpoul Blanc, 4% Picardan and 4% Clairette Blanche. The nose features honey-drizzled apples, lychee, orange peel and musk with warm hay, crushed stone, quince and pie crust notions. Medium to full-bodied with intense honeyed flavors in the mouth, it has great juicy acidity to counter and a long, gently textured finish. "This is the first vintage of the Esprit de Tablas Blanc to have Clairette and Picardin," winemaker Jason Haas says, "because we wanted to include all the white grapes from Châteauneuf-du-Pape."
    Vinous 94: Limpid straw-yellow. A highly perfumed, mineral-accented bouquet evokes ripe citrus and orchard fruits, buttered toast and succulent flowers, and a fennel nuance emerges with air. Shows superb depth and sharp delineation, offering vibrant tangerine, pear nectar, honeysuckle and succulent herb flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Powerful yet graceful, displaying sharp focus and minerally thrust on an impressively long finish that features repeating floral and orchard fruit notes.
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  • 2016 Melka ‘CJ’ Cabernet Sauvignon

    $94.99
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  • 2016 Rudd Sauvignon Blanc

    $89.99
    WA 94
    Wine Advocate 94: Composed of 83% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Sauvignon Gris and 7% Sémillon fermented 17% in new oak, 48% in neutral oak and 35% in concrete, the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Mt. Veeder has quite an earthy/mineral nose to begin, featuring notes of wet pebbles, chalk dust and damp moss over a core of ripe peaches, lemon curd and dried herbs. The medium to full-bodied palate has great vivacity and depth, sporting a beautifully chewy phenolic texture and rasping backbone of acidity to support the intense citrus and herbal flavors, finishing on a lingering chalky note. Still very youthful, forget it for a year or two and drink it over the next 10-12 years+.
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  • 2015 Alma Fria ‘Plural’ Chardonnay

    $47.99
    VN 92
    Vinous 92: The 2015 Chardonnay Plural is soft, pliant and super-expressive. Apricot, orchard fruit, smoke, chamomile and floral notes give the 2015 lovely texture to match its understated, gracious personality. This is a very pretty, appellation-level Chardonnay that nicely balances the richness of the year with a good bit of freshness. Fruit sources are Campbell Ranch and Zephyr Farms. Drinking window: 2018-2022.
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  • 2017 Teeter-Totter Chardonnay

    $42.99
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  • 2017 Solomon Hills Estate Chardonnay

    $49.99
    WS 91WE 93VN 94
    Wine Spectator 91: Very crisp, featuring intense white currant, celery root and wild herbal flavors that are supported by fresh acidity. The contoured finish is driven by saline notes and flinty accents. Drink now through 2024.
    Wine Enthusiast 93: This fascinating wine begins with aromas of citrus spray and chamomile wrapped in toasted wood, offering much intrigue right away. Flavors of sour lemon candy are tight, tart and bright on the palate, which also shows warmer apple tones against a searing and sharp acidity. Drink now through 2032.
    Vinous 94: The 2017 Chardonnay Solomon Hills Vineyard is quite a bit richer than the Bien Nacido Chardonnay tasted alongside it, but at the same time, it also has more energy, tension and overall volume. Tropical notes, white flowers, lemon confit, hazelnut, sage and mineral notes meld together in a potent, phenolic Chardonnay endowed with tremendous personality. The combination of bold, ripe fruit and vibrant structure is compelling.
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  • 2016 Long Meadow Ranch Chardonnay

    $43.99
    Tasting Notes The aromatics are exotic and the palate possesses minerality with a burgeoning richness. Youthful and pale green in color, the flavors are complex, revealing floral, pear, and lemon notes. A lovely mineral core and crystallized fruit, with a long, energetic finish. Very enjoyable now but will age gracefully for at least a decade.
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  • 2017 Tablas Creek ‘Esprit de Tablas’

    $70.99
    WS 93WA 94WE 94VN 94
    Wine Spectator 93: Personality meets refinement, with expressive black raspberry, smoky garrigue and stony white pepper notes that build richness and complexity toward polished tannins. Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah and Counoise. Drink now through 2027.
    Wine Advocate 94: A barrel sample, the 2017 Esprit de Tablas is made up of 40% Mourvèdre, 35% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5% Counoise. It's pale to medium ruby with aromas of spiced cranberry sauce, red cherry preserves, warm blackberries, orange peel, blueberries and tree bark with accents of bitter chocolate, dusty earth and garrigue plus gobs of juicy red berry notions. It's light to medium-bodied with great intensity, juicy acidity, grainy tannins and a very long finish. This has great potential!
    Wine Enthusiast 94: A plum aroma meshes into cola, rose and hibiscus tones on the nose of this blend of 40% Mourvèdre, 35% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 5% Counoise. The tense palate delivers engaging flavors of purple flowers and elderberry as black pepper and bright acidity pumps into the finish. Drink now–2032.
    Vinous 94: Glistening ruby. Pungent black and blue fruit, potpourri and incense aromas show outstanding clarity and pick up exotic spice and mineral nuances as the wine opens up. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering bitter cherry, black raspberry, violet pastille and spice cake flavors that deepen on the back half. Finishes very long and precise, with mounting tannins and an emphatic echo of candied flowers.
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  • 2014 Wayfarer ‘Golden Mean’ Pinot Noir

    $119.99
    WA 94WE 97
    Wine Advocate 94: Dark, brooding cinnamon and fleshy black plum provide an exciting, complex counterpoint to the rakish earthiness and exotic Asian spice going on in this full-bodied, explosively compelling wine, its minerality lingering. It's young and still tightly coiled, with lingering minerality; let it open to enjoy now, but it would show best after some time, so cellar through 2024. Cellar Selection
    Wine Enthusiast 97: Dark, brooding cinnamon and fleshy black plum provide an exciting, complex counterpoint to the rakish earthiness and exotic Asian spice going on in this full-bodied, explosively compelling wine, its minerality lingering. It's young and still tightly coiled, with lingering minerality; let it open to enjoy now, but it would show best after some time, so cellar through 2024. Cellar Selection
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  • 2013 Wayfarer ‘Golden Mean’ Pinot Noir

    $119.99
    WA 92JS 95WE 95
    Wine Advocate 92: The Golden Mean is made exclusively from Pommard and Swan clones. Medium to deep ruby colored, the 2013 Pinot Noir Golden Mean has a savory, sautéed herbs-led nose with earthy notes of mossy bark, loam and dried leaves over a gentle red currant jelly and raspberry tart core. The medium-bodied palate has a wonderfully firm, chewy texture that nicely corrals the vibrant red fruits and earthy layers, finishing with a refreshing lift.
    James Suckling 95: Lightening acidity here with vibrant and ripe fruit that gives depth and beauty. Wonderful verve to this well-crafted pinot. Such energy. Drink or hold.
    Wine Enthusiast 95: Lush and velvety, this wine offers big, dark cherry flavor around a tangy minerality. From three vineyard blocks planted to Pommard and Swan clones, it balances opposites in the way full-bodied luxuriousness meets acidity-driven juiciness, creating a desire for more. Let this wine open in the glass or cellar through 2023. Cellar Selection
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  • 2015 Vine Cliff ‘Proprietress Reserve’ Chardonnay

    $69.99
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  • 2016 Fort Ross Vineyard Chardonnay

    $42.99
    WA 91
    Wine Advocate 91: The 2016 Chardonnay Fort Ross Vineyard gives up notions of warm applesauce, poached pears and honey toast with a waft of lemon peel. The palate is medium-bodied with appealing freshness and plenty of spicy stone fruit and apple flavors, finishing on a honey-nut note.
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  • 2017 Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay

    $43.00
    WA 91WE 93
    Wine Advocate 91: The 2017 Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills has a fresh, open nose of Golden Delicious apple, yellow pear, acacia flowers, crushed stone and white peach. Light to medium-bodied with ripe fruits and integrated acidity, it has a long, minerally finish. About 2,500 cases were produced.
    Wine Enthusiast 93: This appellation blend carries that aromatic hallmark of this winery's Chardonnays, with a streak of walnut oil that decorates the marmalade and toast tones. The palate is bright in acidity, giving energy to the flavors of walnut paste, dried orange peel and sun-dried honeysuckle.
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  • 2015 Matthiason ‘Michael Mara Vineyard’ Chardonnay

    $58.99
    Tasting Notes This wine has the white peach, toasted almond or marshmallow, and ripe pear nose that is expected with Chardonnay, as well as plenty of weight, length, and richness. It is not showy, however — it’s incredible opulence is natural, not created in the cellar. It has a distinct core of rock dust, or ground oyster shell, which is the distinguishing characteristic of the vineyard.
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  • 2012 Amuse Bouche

    $326.99
    WA 90JS 92
    Wine Advocate 90: The 2012 Proprietary Red Amuse Bouche offers juicy blue and red fruits along with surprisingly noticeable acidity, good cleanliness and purity, and a style that falls somewhere between a French Bordeaux and a Napa red wine. Although still youthful, it displays a potential for plenty of aromatic complexity, medium to full body, and savory flavors. The wine has yet to reveal its considerable potential, so give it several more years of bottle age and drink it over the following 10-15 years.
    James Suckling 92: Aromas and flavors of walnuts, balsamic vinegar and dried fruits that follow through to a full body, round and juicy tannins and a savory finish. Some orange-peel undertones. Needs a couple of years to come together.
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  • 2016 RAEN ‘Home Field Vineyard’ Pinot Noir

    $109.99
    WA 94JS 97
    Wine Advocate 94: Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Home Field Vineyard gives up notes of black tea, scorched earth, raspberries and wild blueberries with fragrant wafts of lilacs and rose hips plus a suggestion of charcuterie. Medium-bodied, intensely fruited and tightly wound, the palate is taut, muscular and lively with bags of energy down to the long, perfumed finish.
    James Suckling 97: This has impressive, fragrant complexity with an abundance of sweetly spiced red cherries and wild berries. Super expressive nose. The palate is seamlessly delivered with pristine red cherries and a smoothly layered texture that has been expertly crafted. Stunning Sonoma Coast pinot. Drink or hold.
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  • 2015 Ram’s Gate ‘El Diablo Vineyard’ Pinot Noir

    $79.99
    WA 93
    Wine Advocate 93: Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir El Diablo Vineyard opens with black raspberries, black cherries and violets on the nose with hints of chocolate box and cinnamon stick. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and spicy. 325 cases produced.
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  • 2016 Tuck Beckstoffer ‘Dancing Hares’

    $169.99
    WA 97
    Wine Advocate 97: A barrel sample blended from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the very deep purple-black colored 2016 Dancing Hares Proprietary Red offers up black currant cordial, warm plums, black berry preserves and chocolate box notes with wafts of red fruit, dusty earth and herbs. Very firm in the medium to full-bodied mouth with very fine tannins, it's very pure and pretty, finishing long and lively.
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  • 2014 Secret Door ‘1X’ Cabernet Sauvignon

    $174.99
    JS 92
    James Suckling 92: A young cabernet with verve, balance and plenty of currant and blackberry character. Juicy and polished. A beautiful, composed wine. Drink now or hold.
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  • 2015 Neyers ‘AME’ Cabernet Sauvignon

    $99.99
    WS 92
    Wine Spectator 92: Clean, complex, elegant and refined, with rich dark berry, spice, cedar and black licorice flavors, holding a tight focus and ending long and lingering. Drink now through 2020.
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  • 2015 Dana Estate ‘Lotus Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon

    $607.99
    WA 100JS 99
    Wine Advocate 100: A barrel sample due to be bottled in January 2018, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus Vineyard has a deep garnet-purple color and very primary black and blue fruit nose of warm plums, blueberries and black cherries plus hints of spice box and pencil shavings. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and firmly structured with ripe, grainy tannins, it has bags of depth and a very long, multilayered finish.
    James Suckling 99: Extremely complex aromas of iodine, dark fruit, oyster shell, forest floor and blackberries follow through to a full body. Great intensity and integrity. Tannins are chewy now. Excellent tannin quality.
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