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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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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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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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Mount Eden Chardonnay Wolff 2011 Product #29060 (In Stock)
Mount Eden Chardonnay Wolff 2011 Mount Eden Chardonnay Wolff 2011

From a unique, cool, vineyard in the Edna Valley, this is a fantastically classy and stylish Chardonnay at a very compelling price.

"Lively citrus and orchard fruit scents are complicated by notes of sweet butter and honey. Fleshy and smooth in texture, offering spicy pear, orange and fig flavors and a touch of bitter quinine. Nicely concentrated but lively and dry as well, finishing long and tangy, with nervy cut and a hint of anise. As usual, this is a great introduction to Mount Eden's powerful but energetic style of chardonnay at a price almost any wine lover can justify."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Cadre Pinot Noir Estate Reserve Edna Valley 2012 Product #29116 (In Stock)
Cadre Pinot Noir Estate Reserve Edna Valley 2012 Cadre Pinot Noir Estate Reserve Edna Valley 2012

The Cadre folks have settled down to make one great wine now from their very fine Firepeak Vineyard blocks in California's cool Edna Valley.  Taking advantage  of the great 2012 vintage, this delivers rich aromas and flavors of dark berries, pie cherry, cola and spice that start pure, gain mid-palate richness, and then finish clean and bright with sour cherry acids and a touch of tangy pomegranate.  Plenty of California richness here plus a bright, food and crowd-friendly structure that makes it a natural for both parties and table.  A whopping 30% off won't make this classic California Pinot Noir taste better, but it's not a negative thing, either!

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

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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Foxen Cabernet Sauvignon Vogelzang Vnyd 2011 Product #28546 (In Stock)
Foxen Cabernet Sauvignon Vogelzang Vnyd 2011 Foxen Cabernet Sauvignon Vogelzang Vnyd 2011

From Bill Wathen and Dick Dore's 7200 project that focuses on Bordeaux varietals, this medium-bodied Cabernet is fragrant and complex.  It opens with exotic aromas of resinous herbs and blackberry jam.  On the palate, the tannins are ripe but firm, and it's got plenty of juicy acidity, making it a great partner to a wider variety of foods than most California Cabernets.

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Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant 2010 Product #29243 (In Stock)
Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant 2010 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant 2010

Back in 1983, Randall was searching for a name to use with his first release of a homage to Chateauneuf du Pape from Central Coast.  Drawing inspiration from a Chateauneuf du Pape municipal ordinance forbidding flying saucers from landing in the local vineyards, he hit upon “Le Cigare Volant,” the French term for UFOs.  If you look at the label closely, you’ll notice the cigar-shaped spacecraft beaming up Chateauneuf grapes – and, certainly, a big mouthful of those flavors have landed here!

"Distinct crushed lava rock aromas meet with dust, cinnamon, cola and Dr Pepper on this blend of 28% Syrah, 22% Grenache, 17% Cinsault, 17% Mourvèdre and 16% Carignane. Light red fruits of cranberry and slight strawberry show on the palate that dives into serious tannins quickly."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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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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