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Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012 Product #28591 (In Stock)
Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012 Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012

A favorite from the past roars back into top form in the ripe, deep, 2012 vintage.  The Sonoma Coast designation allows Steve MacRostie to take fruit for this beauty from top vineyards in Carneros, the Russian River Valley, and even his flagship site, the majestic Wildcat Mountain vineyard.  It’s big, rich, and lush, with plenty of sweet pineapple and tropical fruit, a lash of butter, and bright green apple acids to hold everything in balance. Perhaps our favorite value so far from the outstanding 2012 California Chardonnay crop.

"Best Buy! A number of vineyards contribute to this wine, including Sangiacomo at the base of Sonoma Mountain and Saralee’s in the Russian River Valley. The various sites knit together well, creating an open and fragrant chardonnay redolent of wildflower honey and chanterelle mushrooms. It’s a gentle and harmonious wine that would show well paired with rabbit in a cream sauce."Wine & Spirits 92 points

"So bright and zingy in acidity, and so ripe in tangerine, mango, lime fruit and honeysuckle, that you hardly notice the oak influence. Yet, it’s there in the form of buttered toast. The result is a big, powerful Chardonnay, clean and vibrant, for drinking now with dramatic shellfish and pork dishes."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Failla Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012 Product #27600 (In Stock)
Failla Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012 Failla Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012

Ehren Jordan made wine for Turley for 20 years but left last year to focus on his own project, Failla.  The wines here have been highly rated for years and this 2012 is perhaps the best yet.  It's a rich and spicy Chardonnay with loads of ripe pear, golden apple, and tart pineapple fruit and a surprising burst of lemon curd at the end.  Sweet spice and tangy butter weave in and out in this ripe, but wonderfully restrained, Chardonnay.

"Failla's 2012 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is wonderfully tense and vibrant, especially within the context of the vintage. Lemon oil and floral notes jump from the glass in a graceful, chiseled Chardonnay long on class. The Chardonnay is done in equal parts stainless steel, barrel and concrete egg."  Antonio Galloni 92 points

"This is the personal project of Ehren Jordan, who was the long-time apprentice at Turley Cellars. These are all elegant, cool climate, finesse-styled wines that were obviously influenced by European rather than New World models. Jordan owns estate vineyards in the Fort Ross-Seaview AVA and purchased fruit from some of the top growers in that region. The 2012 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast exhibits lots of pear, caramelized lemon and apple blossom notes in a medium-bodied, intense yet finesse style with good acidity, purity and texture."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Small Vines Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012 Product #28221 (In Stock)
Small Vines Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012 Small Vines Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012

I saw these vines growing in Paul Sloan’s home vineyard just two years after they were planted, and I’ve been bugging him for an allocation of Chardonnay ever since.  This is Paul’s first commercial release, and it shows what Paul calls “obsessively tended vines” on the Russian River/Sonoma Coast borderline can deliver.  The vineyard is planted to a mixture of Hyde Wente and Kistler Mt Eden Wente clones – California Chardonnay classics – and cropped to 1.5 pounds of fruit per vine.  Organically farmed and hand-tended throughout the lovely 2012 growing season, this is a brilliant debut Chardonnay release.

Pretty aromas of ripe pear, golden apple, and caramel on the nose with a touch of fresh butter and hint of vanilla for complexity and toasted nuts emerging with air.  The flavors and texture are very pure and elegant, but with plenty of volume and intensity to the crisp apple, green pineapple, toasted nut and salty caramel flavors that race across the palate.  There’s enough acidity for freshness and to match with food, but the finish is soft and chalky with notes of vanilla, caramel, butter and lemon lingering nicely.  Delicious to  just sip and ponder and even better with scallops or a buttery chicken dish.

"Bright gold. Powerful, mineral-laced citrus and orchard fruits on the perfumed nose. On the palate, chewy Meyer lemon, apple and melon flavors are braced by juicy acidity and a hint of candied ginger. An iodine nuance builds with air and carries through the long, penetrating finish, which leaves a subtle floral note behind. This fruit was sourced from a single site, Barlow Homestead, that's planted to Hyde Wente and Kistler Mount Eden and Wente clones."International Wine Cellar 91 points

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Failla Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012 Product #28885 (In Stock)
Failla Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012 Failla Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012

Pretty, rather than powerful, and very delicious now.

"Medium red. Slightly high-toned aromas of cranberry, cherry and licorice. Spicy and intense, with good lift and sap to the red berry flavors. Good brisk, persistent, varietally expressive pinot. Jordan produced 2,000 cases of this blend."International Wine Cellar 89 points

"This is the personal project of Ehren Jordan, who was the long-time apprentice at Turley Cellars. These are all elegant, cool climate, finesse-styled wines that were obviously influenced by European rather than New World models. Offers soft, round berry fruit, pomegranate, plum and spice notes, a seductive, medium-bodied mouthfeel and decent acidity. Made from younger vines from numerous sources, it is a pretty Pinot to drink over the next 3-4 years."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Small Vines Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012 Product #28995 (In Stock)
Small Vines Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012 Small Vines Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2012

Just 174 cases made of this velvety, but weightless, beauty.  For now - 2020.

"Made from young vines in the Sloans' Barlow Homestead vineyard in Sebastopol; 25% new oak. Vivid red. Sexy, spice-tinged red fruit and floral aromas show very good clarity. Silky and open-knit, offering fresh raspberry and rose pastille flavors underscored by juicy acidity. Closes supple and long, with gentle tannins folding into the sweet fruit. Shows a very approachable character now."International Wine Cellar 91 points

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Relic Kashaya Pinot Noir 2012 Product #29026 (In Stock)
Relic Kashaya Pinot Noir 2012 Relic Kashaya Pinot Noir 2012

If you want to know why so many people are super-excited about California Pinot Noir in 2012, just taste this stunner.  Rich and pretty aromas of sweet cherry, strawberry, raspberry, damp earth, vanilla bean, cinnamon and clove from first pour and just get deeper and more luscious with air.  The flavors are beautifully fresh and focused with fine intensity to the crushed cherry and red berry fruit and accents of fresh turned earth, blood orange, and sweet spice.  I love the texture of this year's Kashaya - silky smooth and pure and focused on the palate before a just right squirt of acidity makes your mouth water over the sweet, dusty, tannins. The finish just sails on and on - Bing cherry, black cherry, strawberry, earth, red licorice, flavors layer on top of each other before drifting away and leaving you ready for another sip.

This would certainly be a great bottle to enjoy with Thanksgiving dinner right now, or – if you can keep your hands off it – for turkey days and fine feasts for years to come.  Fewer than 300 cases made.

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Relic Avion Pinot Noir 2011 Product #28443 (In Stock)
Relic Avion Pinot Noir 2011 Relic Avion Pinot Noir 2011

Mike Hirby sourced the 2011 Avion from a tiny vineyard at 1200 feet elevation in the gorgeous hills between Sonoma and Petaluma. It’s a cool site that gets plenty of afternoon sunshine but also cooling breezes and frequent morning fog – perfect conditions for getting ripe Pinot fruit flavors while retaining fine acidity and keeping alcohols modest.  In 2011, yields were miniscule but quality outstanding in this raspberry and white pepper-scented wine of fine focus and delineation.  Just 150 or so cases made.

“From a vineyard above Durrell in the Petaluma Gap, at an altitude of 1,100 feet; 100% destemmed fruit. Good full red. Deep, scented aromas of crushed cherry, strawberry, briary raspberry and wild herbs. A creamy, spicy fruit bomb on the palate, with lovely depth and energy to its sappy red berry and sour cherry flavors. Hints of licorice and white pepper and some high-pitched spiciness give lift to this enticing wine. Finishes with firm but edge-free tannins and lingering notes of spice and wintergreen.”International Wine Cellar 92 points

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Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2011 Product #28267 (In Stock)
Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2011 Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2011

Big, buttery, but still balanced.

"The 2011 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) emerges from the glass with honey, butter lemon oil, nectarines, mint and passion fruit, all supported by generous yet well-balanced French oak. A voluptuous wine for the year, the 2011 Chardonnay boasts impeccable balance and plenty of creaminess. It will appeal most to readers who appreciate bold, rich Chardonnays. Interestingly, the 2011 Chardonnay also clocks in at 14.9%, but the balance is far better in the Chardonnay than the Pinot. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018."Wine Advocate 92 points

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