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Kenwood Chardonnay Yulupa 2012 Product #27757 (In Stock)
Kenwood Chardonnay Yulupa 2012 Kenwood Chardonnay Yulupa 2012

A very tasty California Chardonnay here at a very nice price.  Kenwood launched this wine for restaurant by the glass programs, but it's turned out to be a winner at home as well!  Aromas and flavors feature ripe stone fruits and grilled pineapple framed by notes of rich caramel and tangy citrus.  Full, but not heavy, full of fruit, but not fruity, this is the kind of party Chardonnay California should turn out by the tankfull, but seldom does.  Rock solid value.

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Drops Of Jupiter California Red Wine Blend 2011 Product #26595 (In Stock)
Drops Of Jupiter California Red Wine Blend 2011 Drops Of Jupiter California Red Wine Blend 2011

The fact that a wine comes from a famous entertainer isn't a particularly strong endorsement. But here the proof is in the pudding, as they say.  From Train's Jimmy Stafford and Concannon Vineyard, this is once again a rock solid value red for sipping and grilling.  Mainly Petite Sirah, it's ripe and fruit-forward with loads of blackberry and boysenberry fruit plus just a touch of plum pudding and spice.  Soft and wide open from first pour, this finishes with big, but very soft, tannins.  Great burger or sipping wine and a very nice value, too.

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Drops Of Jupiter California Red Wine Blend 2012 Product #28232 (In Stock)

From Train's Jimmy Stafford, a rock solid value red for sipping and grilling.  Ripe and fruit-forward with loads of blackberry and boysenberry fruit plus just a touch of plum pudding and spice.  Soft and wide open from first pour, this finishes with big, but very soft, tannins.  Jimmy and the boys suggest pairing with eggplant lasagna or  molten chocolate cake.  We were leaning to burgers and ribs, but who are we to argue with a rock star?

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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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Clos Robert Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Product #28169 (In Stock)
Clos Robert Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Clos Robert Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Bob Stack is best known as an importer of fine value wines from around the world (his Chapoutier Bila-Haut wines have been favorites for years).  He named his California negotiant venture Clos Robert to clearly indicate his preference for French-styled Cabs, and that’s what he delivers here.  Although how he managed to find such high-quality fruit in the difficult 2011 vintage is a mystery!

The 2011 is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon with 15% Petite Sirah and 10% Petit Verdot, all aged for a few months in used french oak.  It's full of lush currant, cassis, and black plum fruit with just the right accent of Bordeaux-like fresh herb.  Full-bodied and nicely ripe, the touches of oak spice and bitter chocolate add more complexity and the fine tannin will handle a steak easily - but there's no reason not to drink this all by itself. Hands down, the best value we've seen in California over the past two years.

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Leese-Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Product #27171 (In Stock)
Leese-Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Leese-Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Deep purple in color, the 2011 Leese Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon blend jumps from the glass with aromas of juicy blackberries, ripe blueberries, dark chocolate, and toasted walnuts. Black currants, ripe blackberries, dark cherry, milk chocolate, espresso, clove, and vanilla oak nuances. The finish is truly lingering with a lot of dark blue fruit notes.

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Tobias Vineyards Chardonnay North Coast 2010 Product #26899 (In Stock)
Tobias Vineyards Chardonnay North Coast 2010 Tobias Vineyards Chardonnay North Coast 2010

When you're the son and assistant winemaker for Napa legend Ric Forman, you really ought to know a thing or two about making great Chardonnay.  And, when you're married to another third-generation grape grower, you really ought to be able to bring in excellent fruit, too.  So, the only thing really surprising about the outstanding Tobias Vineyards Chardonnay 2010 from Toby and Dawn Forman is the price - sure tastes like $40 Chardonnay, but carries a very attractive sub-$20 price tag!

Made from fruit grown and purchased from around the North Coast, this gets a touch of oak and about 30% goes through malolactic fermentation for a touch of buttery creaminess. The aromas and flavors feature plenty of ripe apple, pear, pineapple and citrus fruit with a nice dose of spice.  The texture is creamy and rich, but the bright acids keep things fresh and pure. A terrific wine, especially at this price!

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Egret Pinot Noir California 2011 Product #27273 (In Stock)
Egret Pinot Noir California 2011 Egret Pinot Noir California 2011

Here's a very fine value in California Pinot Noir with excellent ripeness, balance (just 13.5% abv) and varietal character (i.e., it actually tastes like Pinot!).  Fruit from across the North Coast ferments cool and ages 10 months in mostly new oak.  Bright, ripe, black and Bing cherries take center stage with attractive accents of fresh earth, mushroom, and gentle oaky spice.  Soft and easygoing, it's a fine party or back porch Pinot that will work well with salmon, grilled pork, and mushroom-flavored dishes.

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Josh Cellars Chardonnay North Coast 2012 Product #27528 (In Stock)
Josh Cellars Chardonnay North Coast 2012 Josh Cellars Chardonnay North Coast 2012

A value line from Napa winery Joseph Carr, the 2012 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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Josh Cellars Merlot 2011 Product #27529 (In Stock)
Josh Cellars Merlot 2011 Josh Cellars Merlot 2011

From Joseph Carr, this great value Merlot delivers a lot more than it's modest price suggests. Classic Merlot aromas and flavors of soft red plum, blackcurrant, and a touch of dried herb get a little boost of oak spice and mellow chocolate.  Plenty of fruit in this balanced, easygoing, Merlot that finishes softly with lingering fruit and herb.

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X Winery Big Gun Red 2010 Product #27544 (In Stock)
X Winery Big Gun Red 2010 X Winery Big Gun Red 2010

The customer favorite X Red is no more, but this is a terrific replacement – and could just become your go-to party/house red.  A wacky blend of California Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Malbec that packs a big flavor punch. It's a boldly flavored red that's loaded with candied strawberry and red cherry fruit, a lash of baking spice, and a juicy, tangy, finish.  There's a pleasing touch of Cabernet Franc's herbal note in the middle that gets stronger on the end.  Great wine for anything grilled or just to enjoy at a party.

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Field Recordings Fiction Blanc 2011 Product #26548 (In Stock)
Field Recordings Fiction Blanc 2011 Field Recordings Fiction Blanc 2011

Winemaker Andrew Jones spends most of his time planting and tending vineyards around California, which allows him to get access to small lots of fine fruit from around the state.  Field Recordings is the label he uses for these small lot, idiosyncratic, wines. His 2011 Field Recordings white is a blend of Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscat that is ripe, sweetly fruited, and surprisingly food friendly. Loads of peach, orange, melon, lemon peel, and honeysuckle here accented by a big bunch of fresh flowers.  Round and rich in the mouth but dry and bright on the crisp finish.  Fun stuff, and sure to please anyone who likes Conundrum (but wants to spend a little less!).

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Michael & David Phillips Petite Petite 2011 Product #27929 (In Stock)

Always one of our favorite "big" wines - as the winery says, "Like elephants whose size is imposing, Petite Petit is large!"  This year it's a blend of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot.  The Petite Sirah gives full-bodied fruit and licorice notes while the Petit Verdot ads perfume and a touch of lavender.  As the winemaker says, "Offering a joyous explosion of color and fun, it is a substantial, dense, full-bodied, whopper style of wine loaded with pure black fruit and vanilla flavors that coat the palate. It reveals remarkable richness with a finish that is slightly dry and seems to linger."

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Quady Vya Vermouth Extra Dry N/V Product #21988 (In Stock)
Quady Vya Vermouth Extra Dry N/V Quady Vya Vermouth Extra Dry N/V

Andrew Quady of California's Quady winery created the Vya vermouths on a dare from friends in the restaurant business.  He starts with a blend of dry white wines plus off-dry Orange Muscat that's fortified and then steeped with more than 15 different dried herbs (including flowers and leaves).  It's a dry, complex, vermouth with lots of herbal notes - perfect for a nice dry martini!

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Conundrum White 2012 Product #27861 (In Stock)
Conundrum White 2012 Conundrum White 2012

Mainly Sauvignon Blanc plus Chardonnay, Viognier and Muscat. Generous aromas of green apple, tangerine zest and honeysuckle. In the mouth, expansive and palate-coating with lush, creamy, flavors of melon, apricot, pear, pineapple and a touch of vanilla.  The Muscat adds cheerful fruit and floral notes as unusually bright and zingy acidity comes up to keep things fresh.

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Shane Syrah "the Villain" Product #27069 (In Stock)
Shane Syrah Shane Syrah

From former Kosta Browne winemaker Shane Finley, this delivers cool-climate zing with fine ripeness and richness.  Black fruit, blueberry, dark chocolate, and cassis notes flow across your palate with meaty, mineral accents coming out with air.  Plush in the middle and then finely structured with crisp tannins and acidity at the end.  Rock solid California Syrah for rich foods.

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Orin Swift The Prisoner 2012 Product #27691 (In Stock)
Orin Swift The Prisoner 2012 Orin Swift The Prisoner 2012

The Prisoner is not for the faint hearted. This is a big - right around 15% alcohol - California red that escapes from the glass with an explosion of super-ripe red and black fruit plenty of spicy oak. It’s always an exotic flavor profile from an exotic blend:  In 2012 46% Zinfandel, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Syrah, 18% Petite Sirah, and 2% Charbono. The super-ripe fruit comes from some of California’s top vineyards, including Heitz Ink Grade, Korte, York Creek, Black Sears and Stagecoach.

Like you, we don’t get to taste Prisoner until Halloween, but winemaker Jen Beloz’s notes are sure to make your mouth water!  “The wine has a deep ruby red hue that is framed in rich crimson. Aromas of black cherry and plum, surrounded by roasted co¬ffee beans and vanillin oak accents. The entry is powerful and lush with favors of Bing cherry, blueberry and cocoa. Soft and velvety tannins round out the finish making this wine approachable and inviting.”

"Ripe, jammy, sweet and loaded with toasty oak. Subtle this is not, loaded with flavor, offering notes of black cherry, chocolate, licorice and cinnamon spice. Should appeal to fans of the style. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Charbono. Drink now through 2018."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Keplinger Lithic 2011 Product #27919 (In Stock)
Keplinger Lithic 2011 Keplinger Lithic 2011

Helen Keplinger continues to be one of Napa's "hottest" winemakers, building on her experience working in Priorat and in California at Bryant and with the likes of Heidi Barrett, Kathy Joseph, and David Abreu. We're fortunate to get a few cases of her Lithic blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah, and this year's Lithic is as perfumed and layered as ever, with a captivating vibrancy and juicier personality than in the past.  Aromas of violets, mineral dust, anise, and blue and black berry fruits lead to a mouthful of black fruit, licorice, and spice that unfurls with air.  Lovely tannin here in a difficult vintage - broad but very fine grained and plush.  A focused mineral streak recalls the Chateauneuf du Pape this mirrors, but the fruit and flavors are distinctively California.  Long, lovely, and limited - just 230 cases made.

"Dark red cherries, menthol, tobacco and savory herbs are some of the many notes that flesh out in the 2011 Lithic. Even with all of its early appeal, the Lithic boasts tremendous depth and has the pedigree to develop beautifully for a number of years. The polished finish is striking, but today, the Lithic is showing just a hint of its potential. The blend is 46% Grenache, 31% Mourvedre and 23% Syrah, with the Mourvedre and Syrah clearly dominating today. All of the fruit was sourced from Shake Ridge Vineyard in Amador."  Antonio Galloni 92 points

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Keplinger Sumo 2011 Product #27920 (In Stock)
Keplinger Sumo 2011 Keplinger Sumo 2011

Helen's husband/partner DJ calls this Petite Sirah blend the "velvet sledghamer."  About right, I think! Delicious now with air, but even better next year.  Just 190 cases made of this ripe, perfectly balanced, explosive red.

"Keplinger's 2011 Sumo tastes like a young wine right out of tank, such is the purity of its fruit. Cloves, menthol, tar, licorice and blueberries meld together in an intense, inky Petite Sirah loaded with class. I would drink the 2011 early and cellar the 2010 for another few years. A juicy, expressive finish rounds out this soft, beautifully contoured wine. In 2011 Sumo is 85% Petite Sirah, 13% Syrah and 4% Viognier."  Antonio Galloni 93 points

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