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Alexander Valley Gewurztraminer Mendocino 2014 Product #29940 (In Stock)
Alexander Valley Gewurztraminer Mendocino 2014 Alexander Valley Gewurztraminer Mendocino 2014

A delightful, very aromatic, treat from a winery better known for Cabernet and Zinfandel.  From a tiny vineyard in Medocino, this serves up extravagant aromas of white fruit, lychee fruit, ginger, and baking spice.  On the palate, it's rich and loaded with grapefruit and pear flavors to go with the gingery spice and then turns very dry, even crisp, on the finish with ginger and rose petal notes lingering behind.  Fun stuff and a terrific value.  Try it!

Regular Price (1) Price : $11.99/ea
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Poppy Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2013 Product #30207 (In Stock)
Poppy Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2013 Poppy Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2013

A young winery - founded in 2003 - with a pretty simple mission:  Make wine folks will enjoy!  And that's what this fun, fruit-filled, and lightly oaked Chardonnay does very well.  It's all from Poppy's vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands, first planted in 1972.  Warm sunshine got the grapes fully ripe and bursting with flavor.  Cool nights kept the acids fresh and held the alcohol down to a nicely balanced 13.5%.  About 30% of the wine was done in stainless steel - for fresh, bright fruit - and the rest with oak for creamy richness and complexity.

You'll find plenty of richness here, with good dollops of grilled pineapple, ripe pear, golden apple, buttery oak and a round, creamy, texture. Turns more crisp in the mouth with apple and bright pear fruit and notes of green apple and butter lingering nicely.  A great party Chard for casual sipping and pretty darn versatile at table, too!

"This must be the best-value Chardonnay from Santa Lucia Highlands. Fresh and elegant with a bounty of melon and peach fruit and lemon intensity. It could have a longer finish but it’s lush and creamy with great complexity for the price."  Decanter Magazine 90 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $16.99/ea
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Poppy Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2013 Product #30208 (In Stock)
Poppy Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2013 Poppy Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2013

Who says you can't find good value in balanced, delicious, California Pinot Noir!  This gem from cool vineyards in the Central Coast's Arroyo Seco gets a pretty luxurious treatment.  The grapes are harvested by hand and come to the winery cool.  After crush, fermentation starts and stays cool and slow to preserve plenty of fruit with gentle pump-overs to extract color and structure.  Then, into French oak barrels to age for 10 months or so, allowing the wine to come together and harmonize.

Give it swirl and you'll enjoy the classic Pinot scents of dark cherry, raspberry, fresh earth and spice.  In your mouth, the flavors spread out nicely with good energy and breadth, but never get heavy or clunky - just 13.5% abv and good acidity helps.  The dark berry, spice and smoke flavors flow through the generous, crisp, finish with berry and caramel notes lingering nicely.  Fresh, generous, easy-drinking, and well priced.

Regular Price (1) Price : $18.99/ea
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Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2013 Product #30586 (In Stock)
Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2013 Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2013

As always, an amazing amount of pure, no-oak, Chardonnnay for the money.

"The 2013 Chardonnay is a fabulous wine for the money. Lemon oil, white flowers and white pepper are all laced together in an impeccably balanced, layered Chardonnay long on class and personality. The 2013 is a blend of fruit from vineyards in Santa Barbara County and Paso Robles, done entirely in steel, with no malolactic fermentation. It is also one of the very best values in California Chardonnay readers will come across."   Vinous (Galloni) 89 points

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Bishops Peak Pinot Noir Central Coast 2013 Product #30238 (In Stock)
Bishops Peak Pinot Noir Central Coast 2013 Bishops Peak Pinot Noir Central Coast 2013

Talley's value Pinot is fresh, clean, and pumps out plenty of ripe fruit and sweet spice. A fine value.

"High-pitched red berry and floral pastille scents show a spicy overtone. On the palate, peppery redcurrant and strawberry flavors deepen and stretch out with air while retaining an urgent character. Closes clean and lively, leaving a subtly sweet red berry note behind."  Vinous (Reynolds) 89 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $21.99/ea
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Cru Chardonnay Monterey 2013 Product #29915 (In Stock)
Cru Chardonnay Monterey 2013 Cru Chardonnay Monterey 2013

Here's an unexpectedly rich and creamy Chardonnay in the Cakebread style - but at a much better price!  Everything about this says "expensive" - hand harvested, barrel fermented, and a just-right 15% new oak gives this fantastic richness and texture and flavor to burn.  Pear, ripe apple, fresh butter and pretty spice notes show on the nose and palate and get richer with air.  A just right touch of acidity keeps everything fresh and food-friendly. A luxurious value.

Regular Price (1) Price : $24.99/ea
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Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate 2013 Product #30241 (In Stock)
Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate 2013 Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate 2013

A classy, medium-bodied, Pinot Noir mainly from Talley's Rosemary's and Rincon Vineyards with 13 months in 30% new oak.  There's a lovely floral element to the red berry and spice core.

"Intense aromas of fresh red berries and rose oil, plus suggestions of blood orange and dusty minerals. Silky and fine-grained, offering nervy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of candied rose. Delicate and precise but also deep, with gentle tannins building slowly on the long, sharply focused finish."  Vinous (Reynolds) 92 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $29.99/ea
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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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Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Oliver's Vyd 2013 Product #30239 (In Stock)
Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Oliver's Vyd 2013 Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Oliver's Vyd 2013

Concentrated and pure with light minerality, this is one of the most exciting Chardonnays in the store right now.

"Deeply pitched pear nectar, anise, jasmine and iodine scents show very good clarity and an emerging gingery element. Concentrated orchard fruit flavors are sharpened by a suggestion of dusty minerals and a late jolt of white pepper. The floral note repeats strongly on the finish, which hangs on with excellent focus and tenacity."  Vinous (Reynolds) 92 points

"The 2013 Chardonnay Oliver's Vineyard is brilliant and one of the more racy, steel and lively whites in the lineup. Giving up lots of citrus blossom, salt block, mineral and a touch of white flowers, it's medium-bodied, balanced and elegant, with beautiful tension and vibrancy. Completely barrel fermented and aged in 20% new French oak, it's one serious, classy Chardonnay that represents a terrific value at this quality level."Wine Advocate 93 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $39.99/ea
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Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Rincon Vyd 2013 Product #30240 (In Stock)
Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Rincon Vyd 2013 Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir Rincon Vyd 2013

A stunning, sexy, velvet-textured Pinot Noir.

"Potent, mineral-laced red fruit and floral pastille scents pick up deeper cola and licorice qualities with aeration. Juicy, penetrating and pure, offering fresh raspberry and candied rose flavors and a suggestion of blood orange that sharpens the back half. Closes spicy and very long, with smooth tannins shaping the wine's sweet, juicy fruit. This suave Pinot was made with 30% whole clusters."  Vinous (Reynolds) 93 points

"Aged 18 months in 22% new French oak, The 2013 Pinot Noir Rincon Vineyard is medium-bodied, juicy and lively, with bright acidity giving plenty of lift to its spring flowers, forest floor, mint and sweet Pinot Noir fruit. Made in a pretty, crystalline and elegant style, it's a gorgeous 2013 that will have a decade of longevity."Wine Advocate 94 points

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