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Silver Ridge Pinot Noir California 2012 Product #29234 (In Stock)
Silver Ridge Pinot Noir California 2012 Silver Ridge Pinot Noir California 2012

The best thing about big harvests in great years like 2012 is how many top-notch "little" wines get made.  Here you'll find generous aromas of cherry, cranberry and mint leading to flavors of maraschino cherry, plum, and red berry with just a hint of spice and orange blossom. The light, fresh, texture, soft tannins, and juicy acids make this a delicious quaffer, although there's enough support for it to work with salmon or pork.  Outstanding value in balanced, easygoing, Pinot Noir.

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Egret Chardonnay California 2011 Product #26883 (In Stock)
Egret Chardonnay California 2011 Egret Chardonnay California 2011

Here's a versatile and delicious California Chardonnay built to satisfy a crowd - and you!  Ripe, creamy, and fresh, the aromas and flavors feature juicy apple, pineapple, peach, citrus, and salty caramel. Mostly made in stainless steel for brightness and fruit, the 15% aged in oak delivers just a hint of smoke to complement the buttery notes on the back.  Lots of lees stirring gives it a creamy, round, mouthfeel and the juicy apple and sweet butter caramel flavors linger nicely on the fresh finish. A fine party or everyday Chardonnay and outstanding value.

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Leese-fitch Merlot 2012 Product #28356 (In Stock)
Leese-fitch Merlot 2012 Leese-fitch Merlot 2012

"With brambly purple color, the vanilla notes burst from the glass. Then the aroma turns towards strawberry jam, plum, and crushed cardamom. The mouth fills with flavors of ripe black raspberry, sweetened cranberry cocktail, fresh summer cherries, toasted almond, and summer plums. The finish has layers of vanilla bean from a combination of French and American oak with a touch of complexity from notes of Brazil nut and sweet raspberry cordial. The acidity keeps the wine bright while the fruit flavors bounce between sweet and tart." Winery Notes

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Josh Cellars Chardonnay North Coast 2013 Product #28980 (In Stock)
Josh Cellars Chardonnay North Coast 2013 Josh Cellars Chardonnay North Coast 2013

A value line from Napa winery Joseph Carr, the 2013 Josh Cellars Chardonnay delivers plenty of bang for the buck. A blend of tank and barrel fermented fruit, you'll find lush peach, pear, citrus and tropical fruit in a creamy-textured wine supported by just enough citrusy acidity.  The wood is nicely balanced here, giving a touch of vanilla and smoke for complexity and depth.  Fine to sip, excellent with food.

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Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2013 Product #29208 (In Stock)
Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2013 Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2013

Ignore the score; read the words of the review:

"Readers looking for an authentic tasting Pinot Noir that sells for a song should check out Grayson Cellars’ 2013 Pinot Noir Block 9 (55,000 cases produced), a 100% Pinot Noir aged nine months in French oak. Aromas of sweet red and black cherry fruit intermixed with clove and baking spices are offered in a medium-bodied, earthy, soft, silky style. This amazing Pinot Noir sells for a price that is virtually unheard of for this varietal. Drink now-2017."Wine Advocate 87 points

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Eos Estate Petite Sirah Paso Robles 2012 Product #29242 (In Stock)
Eos Estate Petite Sirah Paso Robles 2012 Eos Estate Petite Sirah Paso Robles 2012

Petite Sirah with 25% Zinfandel from the outstanding 2012 Paso Robles harvest. Brooding, aromas of blackberry, plum, bitter chocolate and a touch of spice.  Rich and round on the palate with boysenberry and black raspberry fruit, a touch of chocolate and bramble, and fine, raspy, tannins.  Big and with plenty of sweet fruit, but enough acidity to keep it refreshing and in focus.  Fine value.

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Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012 375ml Product #28182 (In Stock)
Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012 375ml Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012 375ml

Calera's been on a roll for years now - with this wine hauling in 91-92 point ratings for five vintages in a row.  The 2012 could be their best ever from the limestone vineyards they work with across the Central Coast.  Deep, dark, aromas of berry, spice and violets lead to juicy black currant, plum, cherry and cola flavors with a hint of spice.  The spice and mineral elements gain strength on the soft finish with just a touch of oak at the end.  Outstanding Pinot and superb value.

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Annabella Pinot Noir Carneros 2012 Product #28495 (In Stock)
Annabella Pinot Noir Carneros 2012 Annabella Pinot Noir Carneros 2012

We loved Michael Pozzan's 2007 Annabella Pinot Noir Carneros, but haven't been as enthused by subsequent releases - until now!  In what will go down as a great Pinot Noir vintage, this roars back into form with loads of black berry and dark strawberry fruit framed in rich, earthy, spice.  The texture is pure Carneros - nicely plush, but not heavy or over the top - and there's just enough oak for interest and clove spice without drying out the lush fruit.  A winning Pinot value.

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Martin Ray Chardonnay Russian River 2013 Product #28497 (In Stock)
Martin Ray Chardonnay Russian River 2013 Martin Ray Chardonnay Russian River 2013

An excellent Russian River Chardonnay at a very attractive price. The aromas and flavors feature creamy pineapple, crisp pear, and fresh apple with a light touch of buttered popcorn and vanilla from oak aging.  Fine balance here in a fairly elegant California Chardonnay with a creamy, soft, mid-palate texture. Pineapple, passion fruit, buttered toast, and green apple flavors linger nicely on the bright, clean, finish. Rock-solid.

"Golden color and tight, bright acidity characterize this wine that tingles in balanced flavors of pear and lemon. It also offers a touch of orange blossom on the nose and caramel on the finish."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2012 Product #28702 (In Stock)
Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2012 Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2012

As Robert Parker has often said about Foxglove Chardonnay, "These are among the finest values readers will find anywhere in the world." In the outstanding 2012 vintage, this is once again a no-oak, no-malo, Chardonnay from Santa Barbara and Paso Robles. Generous flavors of honeysuckle, lemon, pear, and yellow apple swirl through a richly textured wine that snaps into focus on the bright, crisp, finish.  Delicious stuff and fine, fine, value.

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Jackhammer Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012 Product #29212 (In Stock)
Jackhammer Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012 Jackhammer Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012

Yes, the label and name lack a little Burgundian class.  But this is seriously delicious Central Coast Pinot Noir that tastes just like – wait for it – California Pinot Noir!  The talent and experience of the team that formed this value Pinot producer help, but the real secret here is probably California’s outstanding 2012 harvest.  So, here we have perfectly ripe fruit at a very Pinot-like 13.5% abv, all aged in neutral French oak.  Big, rich, aromas of macerated Bing cherries, spice, and a touch of Central Coast cola.  Round and supple in the mouth with more ripe cherry and strawberry fruit complicated by notes of damp earth, smoke, and cola.  The texture is silky smooth, but there’s enough structure here to work with grilled salmon, seared mushrooms, or even lean beef.  A fine Pinot value.

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Avalon Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Product #28655 (In Stock)
Avalon Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Avalon Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Another solid vintage for what must be one of Napa's most consistent "top value" Cabernet Sauvignon's.  Sappy, fruit-forward, aromas of currant, cherry and blackberry lead to a soft, supple, mouthful of plum, currant and dark berry fruit with accents of cedar, fresh herb, and spice.  The plush velvet tannins give support but don't get in the way of enjoying this easygoing Napa red.

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Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 Product #28698 (In Stock)
Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012 Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2012

We don't see this nearly often enough - a super-star winemaker who could easily fill his days (and pocketbook) doing just his own wines and consulting for a few high-end boutiques rolling up his sleeves, digging in, and making California wine you can afford to drink every day.  The winemaker is Aaron Pott - Food & Wine Magazine's Winemaker of the Year in 2012 - and his partner is former sommelier Joseph Carr.  Together, Aaron and Joseph are creating a line of fresh and food-friendly wines with plenty of Napa Character and style – but at an eye-opening value price.

You’ll get good sense of why everyone is so excited about Napa’s 2012 Cabernets here, starting with the sweet and savory aromas of cherry, currant, bitter chocolate, roasted meat, and crushed mint.  The flavors follow the nose at first, but with air gain breadth and creaminess, coating your palate with layers of crushed blackberry, cassis, roasted meat, and rich chocolate.  Delicious stuff, but it’s the elegant structure, perfect balance, and sophisticated tannins lying underneath the long finish that are really exciting in a wine at this price.  A “real deal, real steal” bottle of Napa Cabernet you should not miss!

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Vina Robles Red4 2012 Product #29218 (In Stock)
Vina Robles Red4 2012 Vina Robles Red4 2012

It’s not entirely clear how a couple of guys of Swiss heritage created one of Paso Robles’ most exciting young wine estates.  Swiss native Hans Nef spent a couple of years looking for vineyard in California before deciding to buy an scrubby property dotted with oak trees in the Central Coast’s Paso Robles region in 1996.  Fellow Swiss native Matthias Gubler joined in 1999 and made Vina Robles’s first vintage that year.

Nef and Gubler motto – “European Inspiration – California Character” describes their entry-level Red4 blend perfectly.  New label, same robust blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre, same big flavors and soft, plush, texture. The Petite Sirah gives the wine a solid core of blackberry and black plum fruit while the Syrah adds smoky, meaty, elements.  Grenache adds red fruit and spice while the Mourvedre provides and earthy base note.  At just under 14%, this is big but not heavy; a winner.

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Educated Guess Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Product #27952 (In Stock)

The best vintage yet for this consistent winner in the "value Napa Cab" category.  It doesn't hurt that 95% of the fruit is from prime Rutherford and St. Helena vineyards or that the gutsy Cabernet gets a complexity boost from 6% Merlot and dashes of Cab Franc and Petit Verdot. You'll find loads of black fruit (blackberry, currant, and cherry) framed by notes of spice box, chocolate, and crushed mint.  It's soft and supple and mouthfilling and the fruit gushes right on through the spicy chocolate and herb finish.  There's a touch of something like Rutherford dust at the end, just enough to stand up to a steak but not so much to interfere with everyday sipping.

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Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013 Product #29359 (In Stock)
Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013 Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2013

The 2012 was the best Macrostie Chard we'd had in years - but the 2013 is better still.  From vineyards in Carneros, the Russian River Valley, and Wildcat Mountain.  Rich and lush, with plenty of sweet pineapple and tropical fruit, a lash of butter, and bright green apple acids to hold everything in balance. Our favorite value so far from the outstanding 2013 California Chardonnay crop.

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Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2011 Product #27461 (In Stock)
Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2011 Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2011

Another solid, satisfying, bottle of California Cabernet that would cost $10 more if it was from Napa! Rich, ripe, and packed with sweet blackberry, blueberry, and currant fruit accented by a dusty cocoa powder note.  Perfectly balanced between richness, acid, and fine, dusty, tannin, this is ready to enjoy now with a steak or even just on its own.

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Ca' Momi Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012 Product #29122 (In Stock)
Ca' Momi Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012 Ca' Momi Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

It's hard to find really good Cabernet Sauvignon for $20 or less, and darn near impossible to find Cab this good in Napa at that price.  But, these three Italian-American winemakers from Verona have managed to pull off something very special in 2012.  Rich, gutsy, and  powerful, this is big enough for roasts or steaks but fleshy and plump enough to just sip.  A winning value.

"The delicious, fruit-forward 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon has been produced by Ca’Momi. Its dark ruby/purple hue is accompanied by copious aromas of black currants and spice as well as richness and length that build incrementally on the palate. This tasty, high-class Cabernet Sauvignon can be enjoyed over the next decade or more."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Alexander Valley 2012 Product #28894 (In Stock)
Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Alexander Valley 2012 Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Alexander Valley 2012

Here's a very classy California Cabernet that's comfortably under-priced - in fact, Wine Enthusiast has called it "One of the best values in Cabernet on the market."  From an old-vine vineyard not far from Geyersville in Alexander Valley and the great 2012 vintage, it pumps out generous aromas and flavors of black and red currant, crushed herb, dark chocolate and spice.  The ripe fruit is lifted by citrusy acidity and the finish sails on over firm, ripe, tannins.  Balanced, stylish, and delicious.

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Educated Guess Merlot Napa 2012 Product #29272 (In Stock)
Educated Guess Merlot Napa  2012 Educated Guess Merlot Napa  2012

Rock-solid Napa Merlot here from the outstanding 2012 vintage at a very attractive price.  If you find a little extra complexity to the plummy, rich, fruit and accents of coffee and smoke, it's probably the 15% Cabernet Sauvignon adding a ripe currant note and the year spent in (mostly used) French oak.  Smoky herb and black fruit keep on pumping through the fine, soft, finish.

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