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Martin Ray Chardonnay Russian River 2014 Product #29985 (In Stock)
Martin Ray Chardonnay Russian River 2014 Martin Ray Chardonnay Russian River 2014

Here's a truly luxurious Russian River Chardonnay made with all the care and high quality you'd expect in a $40 wine - but for much, much, less!  The fruit came from three excellent Russian River vineyards - Ricci, Bisordi and Pellini - plus some estate fruit from the excellent sub-region of Green Valley.  In 2014, drought gave small clusters of intense fruit that ripened to perfection.  About 30% of the fruit was fermented and aged in French oak for complexity and spice with the rest in tank to retain vivid, fresh.

The 2013 edition was a 90 pointer from Wine Enthusiast, and this is better still.  It opens with classic Russian River Chard aromas of crisp green apple, orange blossom, lemon zest, ripe Asian pear, and a touch of vanilla bean.  Then a juicy mouthful of apple, pear, and lemon flavors accented by notes of buttered popcorn and toasty caramel.  The buttered toast, green apple, ripe pear and salty caramel flavors linger nicely as a mouthwatering but easy finish provides enough support for food.  A great Chardonnay for parties and sipping that's classy enough to serve with serious meals. 

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Zeitgeist Trousseau Gris Russian River 2015 Product #30759 (In Stock)
Zeitgeist Trousseau Gris Russian River 2015 Zeitgeist Trousseau Gris Russian River 2015

A crazy cool wine to sip by itself, with salads, fish, or even Asian foods.  Fresh aromas of gingered apple and apricot get accents of chamomile, sugar snap pea and white flowers.  Then generous stone fruit and spice on the palate with a touch of anise underneath.  It’s rich and round in texture with a lovely buttered nut quality before the juicy acids and salty mineral flavors well up and drive a long, fresh, crisp finish.  Rare, unusual, and seriously delicious.

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Pali Bluffs Pinot Noir Russian River 2013 Product #29895 (In Stock)
Pali Bluffs Pinot Noir Russian River 2013 Pali Bluffs Pinot Noir Russian River 2013

Always a very fine value, Pali's "Bluffs" Pinot Noir delivers a classic, balanced, expression of this great Pinot Noir region.  Aromas and flavors of ripe berries, candied black cherry, and blueberry fruit are surrounded by accents of fresh earth and sweet spice.  Finishes long with plenty of earthy fruit over light, fine-grained, tannins and nicely integrated acidity.  A winner!

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Sidebar Red Field Blend Russian River 2014 Product #31223 (In Stock)
Sidebar Red Field Blend Russian River 2014 Sidebar Red Field Blend Russian River 2014

A new project from California legend David Ramey, Sidebar focuses on grapes and blends beyond Ramey's normal Pinot, Chard and Cabernet line-up.  Here's a fun and fresh field blend with a touch of Alicante herb.

"A zesty blend that's loaded with spice, plus layered flavors of black raspberry, smoky licorice and grilled herb. Zinfandel, Alicante Bouschet and Petite Sirah."Wine Spectator 90 points

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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.

"(made with 27% whole clusters, native yeasts and one-third new oak): Brilliant red. Sexy aromas of raspberry liqueur, potpourri and smoky minerals, with an Asian spice flourish adding complexity. On the palate, vibrant red fruit and floral pastille flavors put on weight with air while maintaining vivacity. This silky, approachable pinot noir finishes with excellent clarity and smooth, well-knit tannins that contribute shape."International Wine Cellar 91 points

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Porter Creek Chardonnay Russian River 2014 Product #30746 (In Stock)
Porter Creek Chardonnay Russian River 2014 Porter Creek Chardonnay Russian River 2014

As usual, this nicely marries California ripeness with good cut and precision.  Rich aromas of pear, yellow apple, apricot and smoke lead to bold flavors of baked pear/apple lifted by a dash of tangerine.  The smoky oak and fresh butter notes add complexity and depth without overwhelming the fruit, and the wine finishes clean, rich, buttery, and long.  Delicious to sip and flexible with food.

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Martinelli Pinot Noir Bella Vigna Russian River 2012 Product #30650 (In Stock)
Martinelli Pinot Noir Bella Vigna Russian River 2012 Martinelli Pinot Noir Bella Vigna Russian River 2012

Here's a rich, deeply flavored, Russian  River Pinot that delivers generous dark fruit - black raspberry and cherry - with accents of cola and spice.  Finishes rich and warm and very smooth. Great sipper or match for salmon.

"A touch of smoky oak complements the vivid red berry, anise and loamy earth flavors that gain on the finish, courtesy of the attractive woody nuances."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Walter Hansel Pinot Noir Estate Russian River 2013 Product #31120 (In Stock)
Walter Hansel Pinot Noir Estate Russian River 2013 Walter Hansel Pinot Noir Estate Russian River 2013

A classic Russian River Pinot of fine depth and elegance.

"The 2013 Pinot Noir Estate impresses for its silky, layered personality. Crushed flowers, sweet red cherries, mint and spices all meld together in a Pinot Noir that is all about balance. Bright floral flavors abound in a silky, layered Pinot that shows the more refined side of the Russian River."  Vinous (Galloni) 91 points

"The 2013 Pinot Noir Estate, made mostly from Rochioli clonal material and a small portion of the so-called Swan clone, is a beautiful Pinot Noir, very Burgundian, with notes of forest floor, loamy soil undertones, sweet black cherries and Asian plum sauce. It is dark ruby, lush, medium to full-bodied and ideal for drinking over the next decade."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Patz & Hall Chardonnay Dutton Ranch Sonoma 2014 Product #31071 (In Stock)
Patz & Hall Chardonnay Dutton Ranch Sonoma 2014 Patz & Hall Chardonnay Dutton Ranch Sonoma 2014

This classic blends California richness of flavor and texture with fine vibrancy and cut.

"The 2014 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch is a rather complex blend of multiple heritage clones from California, such as the Wente, Robert Young, Rued, the U.C. Davis Clone 4, and the Spring Mountain Clone. The wine offers up plenty of white peach, honeysuckle, full-bodied elegance, a touch of mango and almond paste. There are also notes of green apple skin. This beauty is about 40% new French oak and their second largest cuvée at 6,500 cases. Like the other wines, this went through 100% malolactic before being bottled unfiltered."Wine Advocate 93 points

"This voluptuously seductive wine is also elegantly balanced. Citrus, wet stone and sea salt lift the minerality to pronounced levels, accented by a crispness of lemon peel and papaya wrapped in blossoming jasmine. Many of the vines on the site date back nearly 40 years, a demonstration that in age there is beauty."Wine Enthusiast 95 points

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Ramey Pinot Noir Russian River 2014 Product #31220 (In Stock)

Just delicious, with lovely fruit, good richness and a vibrant finish.

"The 2014 Pinot Noir (Russian River) is an attractive, mid-weight wine, especially within the context of the Russian River, where the wines can be much more exuberant. Bright red cherry, game and spice notes open up in this very pretty, delineated Pinot from David Ramey. There is plenty to look forward to. Vineyard sites are: Westside Farms, Bucher and Keller."  Vinous (Galloni) 88-90 points

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Martinelli Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch Russian River 2011 Product #30651 (In Stock)
Martinelli Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch Russian River 2011 Martinelli Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch Russian River 2011

The rare 2011 Zin that needed a little time to unwind.  Big, bold, and very rich.

"A massive, brooding wine, the 2011 Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch is also one of the darker wines in this range. Dark red/black stone fruit, tobacco, new leather, menthol and spices burst from the glass as this resonant, layered Zinfandel blossoms with air. The style is built on power and intensity."  Vinous (Galloni) 92 points

"With 16.1% alcohol, the 2011 Zinfandel Vellutini Ranch was obviously picked ripe. There are 350 cases of this cuvee, which was made from the same clonal material from the Jackass and Jackass Hill vineyards. Aromas of ripe figs, black currants, incense, camphor and underbrush emerge from this full-bodied Zin."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River 2014 Product #30934 (In Stock)
Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River 2014 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River 2014

Another great release of this rich but lightly oaked RRV classic. A very food-friendly Chard that still has good depth and weight.

"The 2014 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) is bright, fresh and very nicely delineated, with plenty of orchard and yellow stone fruit nuances. This attractive, mid-weight Chardonnay will drink well pretty much upon release."  Vinous (Galloni) 89-92 points

"As for the 2014 Chardonnays, they all possess great acid and obvious intensity. I’ll keep my notes short, but they are all brilliant wines, including the 2014 Chardonnay Russian River, which has plenty of citrus oil, white flowers, quince and peach."Wine Advocate 90-92 points

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