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Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2011 Product #27172 (In Stock)
Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2011 Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2011

The newest release of what Wine Advocate has called, "one of the top values in California wine" is another winner.  A blend of fruit from Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, and other sites with zero oak and no malolactic acidity, it delivers honeyed lemon, pear, and honeysuckle notes with a touch of fresh pineapple.  Zesty and clean on the end with fine purity and balance.  A winner!

"The 2011 Chardonnay is a beauty, as well as an absurd value. Very clean and lively, with classic Chardonnay notes of juiced apple, citrus and minerality, it is clean and focused on the palate with the richness of the variety, yet also beautiful precision and focus. Classy and well-made, without any apparent oak, it should be purchased by the case and consumed over the coming 2-3 years. Drink now-2016."Wine Advocate 91 points

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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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Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2013 Product #28265 (In Stock)
Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2013 Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2013

As always, the folks at Talley do a fine job with their "no oak" Bishop's Peak program. More aromatic than many inexpensive Chardonnays, this features aromas of ripe golden apples and pears.  On the palate, no oak and no malolactic fermentation keep it fresh and crisp, with flavors of more tart green apples and a little citrus zest.  A great everyday Chardonnay for light poultry dishes or sipping before a meal. 

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Jason Stephens Merlot 2009 Product #28148 (In Stock)
Jason Stephens Merlot 2009 Jason Stephens Merlot 2009

The perfect California Merlot should be rich, round, and really smooth - and that's what this unexpected find from California's Central Coast delivers from first to last!  Candied black cherry and black raspberry puree fruit flavors and aromas with plenty of smoky French oak for spice.  The fruit is sweet, deep, and mouthfilling and the texture full, fleshy, and without hard edges.  A great solo sipper or match for bbq and other grilled foods.

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Jason Stephens Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Product #28147 (In Stock)
Jason Stephens Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Jason Stephens Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

A Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon of unusual quality and poise - and value! Generous aromas of blackcurrant and toasty oak that gets richer and adds layers of blackberry and black plum on the palate with notes of dark chocolate and spicy barrel.  Mouthfilling, rich, but just juicy enough to stay fresh, this finishes nicely with currant, smoke, and a hint of crushed mint.  Fire up the grill!

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Au Bon Climat Hildegard White Blend 2009 Product #28061 (In Stock)

Developed as a hommage to very old-fashioned white Burgundy - from the days before Chardonnay was the dominant grape - this is an exotic blend of 55% Pinot Gris, 40% Pinot Blanc, and 5% Aligote all aged in new French oak.  Wild aromas of stone fruit, orange zest, lemon, and smoky oak that gets spicier with air.  It's rich and complex on the palate with flavors of juicy nectarine, pear, and candied citrus with baking spice notes that turn smoky on the long, sweetly fruited, finish.  Brilliant with rich, buttery, poultry or shellfish - and a steal at almost half off!

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Talbott Kali Hart Pinot Noir 2012 Product #27879 (In Stock)
Talbott Kali Hart Pinot Noir 2012 Talbott Kali Hart Pinot Noir 2012

Kali Hart is a stand-alone “winery within a winery” program, named after Robb and Cynthia Talbott’s youngest daughter, Kalin Hart Talbott – vibrant, youthful wines that remind the Talbotts of Kali.  All are made from 100% estate grown fruit from Talbot’s famous Sleepy Hollow Vineyard. The 2012 release is a big, bold, take on Pinot Noir.  It's very lush and delivers plenty of black cherry/mulberry fruit and sweet cola flavors accented by notes of spicy ground cinnamon.  Soft and generous, this will do well with richer foods (even beef!) and is seductive and delicious all by itself, too.

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Qupe Chardonnay Bien Nacido Y Block 2012 Product #27423 (In Stock)
Qupe Chardonnay Bien Nacido Y Block 2012 Qupe Chardonnay Bien Nacido Y Block 2012

While Qupe is best known for their Rhone varietals (red and white), they turn out a pretty fine Chardonnay from the “Y Block” of the famous Bien Nacido vineyard.  The ripe fruit is barrel fermented (25% new), but it’s the acidity and freshness that really grabs you.  Plenty of crisp apple and asian pear fruit framed by juicy citrus acid and a touch of leesy creaminess.  A crowd-pleaser and very strong value.

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Shane Grenache Blanc Camp 4 Vyd Santa Ynez 2013 Product #28126 (In Stock)
Shane Grenache Blanc Camp 4 Vyd Santa Ynez 2013 Shane Grenache Blanc Camp 4 Vyd Santa Ynez 2013

Once again, one of the most compelling white Rhone Ranger wines we know of.  After back-to-back 90 point ratings from Tanzer, the 2013 cranks up the intensity and precision to new levels.  As Shane says, "The aromatics present an intriguing blend of honeysuckle, guava, lemon zest, and wet stone. Bright and fresh acidity harness a combination of papaya, beeswax, and kaffir lime. Accents of honey, peach, and stone fruits linger at the zesty finish."

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Logan (Talbott) Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vyd 2012 Product #27479 (In Stock)
Logan (Talbott) Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vyd 2012 Logan (Talbott) Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vyd 2012

Full-throttle, old-school, Cali-Chard that delivers swirls of spiced vanilla bean and banana on the nose. The palate is rich with flavors of pineapple, golden pear, and white peppered cashews on the back of the palate. A long toastiness lingers on the finish. A rich Chard for big Cali Chard fans, but with all the elements in balance. Pairs wonderfully with rich seafood dishes, especially lobster.

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Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012 Product #27964 (In Stock)
Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012 Calera Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012

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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Shane Syrah Valenti Ranch Anderson Valley 2011 Product #28129 (In Stock)
Shane Syrah Valenti Ranch Anderson Valley 2011 Shane Syrah Valenti Ranch Anderson Valley 2011

This is the final vintage for Shane from this great Syrah vineyard, and he's going out with a bang.  As he says, this is a "Rhone tribute" wine, full of meaty, smoky, mineral complexity.  100% whole clusters, no new wood, 1000% delight.

"Aromas of blackberry, licorice pastille, bitter chocolate and violet, with a peppery topnote. Supple and deeply pitched but with good energy and floral lift to its dark berry and licorice flavors. Sweet and tactile syrah, with silky, building tannins and noteworthy persistence. Still a baby; I'd give this wine at least another three years of rest."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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Meyer Family Syrah Mendocino 2009 Product #27618 (In Stock)
Meyer Family Syrah Mendocino 2009 Meyer Family Syrah Mendocino 2009

Matt Meyer grew up at his father's Silver Oak estate, but his winemaking seems very different.  This beautiful Syrah is from sites from 800 to 2,100 feet, giving him both warmer-climate and cooler, brighter, grapes to work with.  The resulting blend is ripe, subtle, dark, and very compelling.  Restrained and focused blackberry and black plum fruit marries to Syrah's unique meaty, smoky, stony, elements in an completely integrated, seamless, wine.  One of the most exciting California Syrahs we've tasted this year.

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Tuck Beckstoffer Grenache California Melee 2012 Product #28125 (In Stock)

Tuck Beckstoffer's Melee Grenache is a big mouthful of red berry fruit, fresh earth, warm stones, and even a little "garrigue" - with all the ripeness you'd expect from California but also with more restraint and class.  The crisp finish features notes of anise and current fruit lingering over a pretty mineral streak and mouthwatering acids. Try it with Middle Eastern food or even curry!

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Jonata Todos Vineyard Blend Santa Ynez 2009 Product #27581 (In Stock)
Jonata Todos Vineyard Blend Santa Ynez 2009 Jonata Todos Vineyard Blend Santa Ynez 2009

A super-interesting, very composed, wine from this very quickly up-and-coming estate.

"Readers who want to explore the Jonata wines without investing in the top bottlings will want to check out the 2009 Todos, which is strikingly beautiful. It shows marvelous intensity, great depth and tons of intensity from start to finish. Layers of dark red and black fruit and flowers flow effortlessly from this flashy, totally dazzling wine. Today, the 2009 boasts huge fruit and an equally compelling personality. Although priced well below some of the other wines in this lineup, it is not clear to me the Todos is far off the mark of those wines at all. Todos is a bit of a kitchen sink blend composed of 63% Syrah, 12% Sangiovese, 11% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon and dollops of Grenache, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019."Wine Advocate 93 points

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