All American Values for July 4th (and Beyond)

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Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2016 Product #32773 (In Stock)
Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2016 Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2016

Poppy Cabernet Paso Robles has been a customer favorite in the "great value California Cab" segment for years.  How much better is the 2016 edition?  During a "Cheap vs Expensive" blind tasting class this summer, we served 30 customers Poppy Cab next to Joe Wagner's powerhouse Quilt Cabernet Napa 2015 - a Wine Spectator 91 point wine that released at $45.  Tasted blind - not knowing which was which - 20 of 30 tasters thought the Poppy was the $45 wine.  24 of 30 preferred it!

The secret here is the marriage of ripe fruit from family-owned B & E Vineyard and a cutting edge winemaking approach called thermovinification. About half the fruit is heated to 140 degrees, extracting color and flavor and blowing off the pyrazines that can give Paso Cab an unpleasant herbal edge. Mixed back in with juice receiving a traditional fermentation and aged 18 month in French and American oak, this is wine of excellent richness, fine depth, and lovely purity of fruit.  Blueberry, black cherry, currant, licorice, vanilla, and spice aromas and flavors pair with  a round, supple, wine that finishes clean and smooth and remarkably long.  A terrific value if California Cab that moves from back deck to table with style.

Regular Price (1) Price : $16.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $11.98/ea
Sale Full Case (12): $10.98/ea
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Roblar Chardonnay California 2017 Product #33422 (In Stock)
Roblar Chardonnay California 2017 Roblar Chardonnay California 2017

Roblar's last all-estate bottling from the Sta. Rita Hills earned 92 points from Wine Enthusiast.  But with a growing focus on Bordeaux and Italian varietals, the family no longer sees Chardonnay as a flagship wine and has decided to use their, and a little purchased, fruit to make a more "everyday" wine.

Boy, are we glad they did! Their 2017 is a fantastic value in rich, luxurious, Cali Chard.  Rich, generous, aromas of baked apple, ripe pear, sweet spice lead to a round, nicely textured, mouthful of spiced orchard fruit with a just right touch of caramel.  For Chardonnay at any price, there's fine depth and amplitude to the flavor and the broad, palate-coating, finish of baked pear, french butter, spice and a fresh squirt of Granny Smith apple.  The texture and depth here suggest a nicely oaked $30 Carneros Chardonnay, but there's no oak and only one-third the cost!  A great party wine (balanced nicely at 13.5%) and fine match for poultry, mushrooms and shellfish.  A winner.

Regular Price (1) Price : $11.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $9.98/ea
Sale Full Case (12): $8.98/ea
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