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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.

Regular Price (1) Price : $16.99/ea
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Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2010 Product #28062 (In Stock)
Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2010 Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2010

A very nice deal on classic Russian River Chardonnay from the fine 2010 vintage, but limited at this price.

"Sourced from five Dutton Ranch vineyards with 40% from Mill Station Vineyard. 100% barrel fermented. Aged 10 months in 40% new French oak barrels. · Attractive aromas of fresh pears, lemon and roasted nuts. Flavors of baked pears, green apple, and citrus in a crisp, bright style with some length on the refreshing lemon-driven finish. A terrific food wine."   Very good, Pinot Report

"Hints of Meyer lemons and Red Delicious apples wrapped in a minerally coverlet provide the focus for this well-fruited, lively, youthful Chardonnay, and while the wine is plenty tight in structure, it is surprisingly mouthfilling at the same time. Its racy style will remind some of White Burgundy yet there is Sonoma writ large on its fruit, and, it is confirmation that some sites here can produce restrained yet well-filled interpretations of the grape in willing vintages." California Connoisseurs' Guide 93 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $39.99/ea
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Bearboat Pinot Noir Russian River 2010 Product #28299 (In Stock)
Bearboat Pinot Noir Russian River 2010 Bearboat Pinot Noir Russian River 2010

We don't know much about Bearboat, but they sure do make a nice Russian River Pinot Noir!  Made from fruit purchased from various vineyards around the Valley, vinified carefully and then given 10 months in small French oak.  The wine shows pretty scents of black cherry with a bit of cassis and toast.  In the mouth plenty of stawberry, raspberry and classic Russian River candied cherry fruit are complemented by some nice hints of fresh earth and smoke.  The wine is nicely balanced - rich, but good freshness - and shows a pretty note of licorice on the finish.  Nice wine, nice value.

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Small Vines Russian River Pinot Noir 2009 Product #25998 (In Stock)
Small Vines Russian River Pinot Noir 2009 Small Vines Russian River Pinot Noir 2009

I find this to perfectly marry classic Russian River fruit with a precision and grace more commonly found in Oregon or even Burgundy.  Lovely now and able to improve for 5+ years.

"Sexy, high-pitched aromas of wild red berries, Asian spices, rose petal and lavender. Fresh and sharply delineated, offering a silky texture and concentrated red fruit and candied rose flavors. Shows very good depth but this is carrying no fat. The long finish features gentle, fine-grained tannins and lingering floral and spice notes."International Wine Cellar 91 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $59.99/ea
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Small Vines Russian River Pinot Noir 2011 Product #27591 (In Stock)
Small Vines Russian River Pinot Noir 2011 Small Vines Russian River Pinot Noir 2011

Even in lighter vintages, this wine shines.  Paul Slaon planted and farms these vineyards using dense plantings and low training, believing that "the smaller the vine, the better the wine."  Hard to argue when you taste this!

"(75% Baranoff fruit and the rest from the Sloan's estate, on the west side of Sebastopol; 25% new oak): Bright ruby-red. Suave, incisive strawberry, dried cherry and floral scents are brightened by brisk minerality. Lithe but potent red berry flavors are crisp and impressively focused, with a late note of cherry skin adding bitter grip. There's an appealing sweetness to the finish, which features fine-grained tannins and a touch of candied rose."International Wine Cellar 91 points

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Iron Horse Wedding Cuvee Blanc De Noirs 2010 Product #28615 (In Stock)
Iron Horse Wedding Cuvee Blanc De Noirs 2010 Iron Horse Wedding Cuvee Blanc De Noirs 2010

One of the most beautiful wines in the store in the glass - pale salmon pink with fine bubbles.  Very, very, tasty too!  Made from mostly Pinot Noir, this vintage is a bit more dry and sprightly than past vintages.  Aromas of brioche, raspberries, and pears invite you to enjoy the savory, food-friendly flavors.  A great sparkler for a toast, but could be enjoyed with a wide variety of foods as well.

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Small Vines Russian River Pinot Noir Estate Cuvee 2012 Product #28220 (In Stock)
Small Vines Russian River Pinot Noir Estate Cuvee 2012 Small Vines Russian River Pinot Noir Estate Cuvee 2012

Paul thinks that this could be his best Pinot Noir yet, and it’s the first time that he’s used fruit from all of his estate vineyards in a single bottling.  As in 2011, Baranoff provides more than half the fruit, but 25% comes from super low vigor Old Mill site in Green Valley.  About 12% comes from the MK Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast and the rest from the Barlow Homestead vineyard, where Paul and Kathryn live.  Paul farms all of these sites organically now, with no chemical fertilizers or herbicides – but lots and lots of handwork.  The best barrels from each vineyard were selected for this 383 case cuvee.

Not yet reviewed by the press, I’m inclined to agree that this is Paul’s best Russian River Pinot Noir ever.  A little swirling reveals layered aromas of black and Bing cherry, licorice root, red flowers, and fresh turned earth.  On the palate, the wine has much more richness and concentration than the 13.6% alcohol suggests, with pure and intense flavors of sweet cherry, Asian 5 spice, cola nut, and a touch of blackberry and vanilla.  The tannins are very elegant and fine grained, but provide ample support for food or cellaring, and the sour cherry, spice, and earth flavors linger on and on.  Lovely, luscious, stuff.

Regular Price (1) Price : $64.99/ea
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Soliste Chardonnay l'Age d'Or 2010 Product #27079 (In Stock)
Soliste Chardonnay l'Age d'Or 2010 Soliste Chardonnay l'Age d'Or 2010

You've heard California winemakers talk about "Burgundian" Chardonnay, but this is the first we've seen to really deliver the goods.  Russian River Chard picked with fine acids and fermented and aged 16 months in thick-staved Taransaud 500ml casks. Elegant aromas of warm apples and pear with chalky, Chassagne-like, notes of mineral, smoke and butter.  Silky textured and spicy on the palate with more apple, lemon curd, and quince fruit and accents of grapefruit, salty caramel, and black tea.  The chalk and briny elements come up on the long, complex, finish to mingle with notes of lime, fruit pits, and bitter almond.  Lovely stuff.

Regular Price (1) Price : $61.99/ea
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