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Rubus Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015 Product #31862 (In Stock)
Rubus Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015 Rubus Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015

If you're looking for subtle, elegant, sophisticated California Cabernet...then look elsewhere.  Because this is rowdy, pumped up, boldly fruited, vanilla and chocolate-laced Cab with French oak spice and a finish as plump as a feather pillow.  Importer and Master Sommelier Fran Kysela created the Rubus label so he could find under-appreciated fruit in great growing regions and turn it into crowd-pleasing wines a wallet-delighting prices.  This is the best we've tasted in the series, with good heft (at just 13.5% abv) and oodles of chocolate-covered cherry fruit and sweet oak spice.  Soft enough to sip at a casual cookout, bold enough to enjoy with burgers, steaks or lamb, and affordable enough to share with a crowd.

Regular Price (1) Price : $11.99/ea
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Bliss Family Blissful Red Blend 2014 Product #32003 (In Stock)
Bliss Family Blissful Red Blend 2014 Bliss Family Blissful Red Blend 2014

While “Blissful Red” is play on this winegrowing family’s name, it’s also a pretty good description of how you’ll feel about this old fashioned “mixed blacks” blend at a very “old school” California price!  Irv Bliss fell in love with California’s Central Coast during a visit in the 1930s and then – a few years later – purchased this 450 acre Medocino estate at auction sight unseen.  Today his grandchildren continue to farm grapes here, selling some of their crop and – just like Irv – making a bit of wine for family, friends – and you!

Back in 1930s California, the notion of planting a vineyard to a single grape varietal was just getting started, so Irv followed in local tradition and planted his field to a mixture of grapes that had historically done well in the region.  This wine is an homage to Irv, blending Primitivo, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Merlot, Barbera, Cab and Syrah to create a delicious “kitchen sink” red blend.  It's nice and dark and full of ripe, spicy, fruit - think briary raspberry, blackberry and cherry - with a hint of herb and Italian structure.  A great gush of cherry fruit, earth, smoke and spice pops on the juicy finish.  At just 13.5% alcohol (and a great sale price), it’s definitely the kind of wine you can enjoy all day long with pasta, pizza, burgers, sausages, and lots and lots of friends!

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Roblar Chardonnay California 2015 Product #32551 (In Stock)
Roblar Chardonnay California 2015 Roblar Chardonnay California 2015

This well-respected Sta. Rita Hills estate turns out a glorious value Chardonnay from fruit grown in cooler slices of Lodi.  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.  There's fine depth and amplitude to the flavor and the broad, palate-coating, finish of baked pear, french butter and spice.  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 cream sauces.  Outstanding value!

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Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2015 Product #31600 (In Stock)
Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2015 Poppy Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2015

Poppy's a pretty much perfect Paso party cab.  No, it's not terribly serious, but the boisterous fruit, smoky oak, and sweet spice aromas and flavors are forward and ready to play. Juicy and fleshy on the palate with smooth, supple, tannins and a nice lash of black fruit, smoke and spice on the smooth, fresh, finish.  Easy drinking fun.

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Bonny Doon Grenache Clos de Gilroy 2013 Product #32443 (In Stock)
Bonny Doon Grenache Clos de Gilroy 2013 Bonny Doon Grenache Clos de Gilroy 2013

Technically, this is "The Wine Formerly Known as Clos de Gilroy" as the fruit is now from just outside California's garlic capital. "Clos, but no Cigare" as Randall Graham says - a bit of wordplay for long-time fans of California's somewhat loony, iconoclastic, and very dedicated Rhone Ranger pioneer.  Regardless, this is another in a long line of zesty, easy to love, quaffers made in a classic Cotes du Rhone style.  Mostly Grenache with a touch of Mourvedre, it's loaded with crushed strawberry and raspberry fruit supported by a dose of loamy earth, a dash of cracked black pepper, and plenty of garrigue.  Don't overthink this one.  Just crack it open, pour a big slug, and get on with whatever you were planning to cook or do.  The wine won't get in the way but it will add a nice burst of delicious fun to the proceedings!

Regular Price (1) Price : $19.99/ea
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Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2014 375ml Product #31588 (In Stock)
Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2014 375ml Macrostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2014 375ml

Steve MacRostie creates this classy Chardonnay from grapes grown in some of the most exciting regions of California's Sonoma Coast.  Sangiacomo and Hi Vista vineyards in Carneros give richness and texture.  Several Russian River Valley sites - including sites owned by the Dutton and Martinelli familes - give lift, purity and vibrancy.  And MacRostie's own Wildcat Mountain Vyd just west of Carneros adds fantastic complexity and length.

All of the fruit is pressed whole cluster (without destemming) to maintain clarity and freshness.  About 90% ferments and ages in (20% new) French oak for more richness and body while 20% stays in stainless steel to retain crispness and cut.

"Features a delicious core of vibrant grapefruit and lemon-laced tangerine and white peach notes, with zesty acidity that keeps the flavors fresh and jumping."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Leese-Fitch Merlot 2015 Product #32470 (In Stock)
Leese-Fitch Merlot 2015 Leese-Fitch Merlot 2015

Dark ruby in color, this Merlot showcases aromas of muddled blackberry with thyme, vanilla, plum preserves, and savory notes of toasted rye bread. The flavors start with jammy blackberry, caramelized vanilla, molasses, and black cherry notes with hints of Herbs du Provence. As the flavors start to evolve and linger on the finish, bright pomegranate, tart plum, American Oak vanilla nuances, and black currants come forth on the palate. Winery Notes

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Jackhammer Pinot Noir Monterey County 2015 Product #32306 (In Stock)
Jackhammer Pinot Noir Monterey County 2015 Jackhammer Pinot Noir Monterey County 2015

Check out the back label here - the argument is that a hammer is the right tool for ANY job and that this wine is pretty much the perfect choice for any occasion.  Not sure about the hammer, but we're all-in on the wine!  This is 100% Pinot Noir from Monterey, on California's Central Coast, and the outstanding (for Pinot) 2015 vintage. Perfectly ripe at a very Pinot-like 13.5%, with a just right touch of wood influence and a great, everyday, price, this is built to bring down the house!

Big, fresh, aromas of cherry, plum, cola and a touch of smoke lead to a fresh, sweetly fruited, palate of crushed cherries/berries, spice and earth.  Deliciously unsubtle, it delivers bold flavors without any excess weight and a clean, mouthwatering, finish that will pull your back for more.  Tasting more like $25 than $15, this is a terrific weeknight or party Pinot for this year and next.

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Rabble Wine Co Rabble Red Paso Robles 2014 Product #32339 (In Stock)
Rabble Wine Co Rabble Red Paso Robles 2014 Rabble Wine Co Rabble Red Paso Robles 2014

This rich red blend is exactly what you want to curl up on the couch with after a long day. 90% Merlot and 10% Syrah from Paso Robles' Mossfire Ranch, it smells like blueberry pie and ripe raspberries and plums. It's mouthfilling and satisfying without overwhelming with tannin or oak, but there's enough spice and vanilla to make it feel luxurious. Yum!

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Now Presenting Paso Robles Red 2014 Product #32590 (In Stock)
Now Presenting Paso Robles Red 2014 Now Presenting Paso Robles Red 2014

The classic Rhone blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre first gained New World fame in Australia.  But they do it darn well in California, too, especially in the very Rhone-like vineyards of Paso Robles.  A big, ripe, rich wine that gets an extra layer of polish and spice from French oak aging, it's a perfect cookout and party red with a just right touch of flash.

"Top 100 Values of 2017! This is quite a dynamic and layered wine, especially for the bargain price, with deep and hearty blackberry, caramel, rust, lavender and potpourri on the nose. The berry-led palate is rustic and unrefined, with feral flavors, peppery spice and decent acidity."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley NV 375ml Product #30017 (In Stock)
Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley NV 375ml Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley NV 375ml

Half Bottle.  A classic and classy blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir from 4 different vineyards plus some oak-aged Estate wine, all aged for 2 years on the lees.  Very Champagne like with a pretty red fruit note and a generous, toasty, finish.

"Floral raspberry and apple pie aromas lead to crisp, focused lemon, anise and spicy raspberry flavors that finish on a fresh mineral note." Wine Spectator 90 points

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Heron Pinot Noir California 2015 Product #31720 (In Stock)
Heron Pinot Noir California 2015 Heron Pinot Noir California 2015

Here's a delicious party Pinot Noir that well out-performs the modest price.  Ripe Pinot fruit from Paso Robles, Monterey and the Russian River Valley gets a cool fermentation and then aging in 1 and 2 year-old French oak.  That brings out a lovely richness and very RRV-like candied cherry fruit with accents of cola, spice and pepper.  Nice and round on the palate, there's enough structure here for this to shine with salmon and poultry.

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Angeline Chardonnay Reserve 2016 Product #31955 (In Stock)
Angeline Chardonnay Reserve 2016 Angeline Chardonnay Reserve 2016

Here's a spicy Chardonnay value drawn from sites in Santa Barbara, coastal Mendocino, and the Russian River Valley.  You'll taste the quality of 2016's Chardonnay harvest here in the form of ripe pear, juicy peach, and tangy pineapple fruit.  Six months in 30% new oak barrels adds creaminess to the texture and a generous does of spice.  Everything comes together on the bold finish where green apple and spiced pear flavors sail along nicely.  Over-delivers for the money.

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Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2016 Product #32053 (In Stock)
Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2016 Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2016

This has been one of Robert Parker's favorite "value" Pinot Noirs over the past few years; as he said of the 2013, "An authentic tasting Pinot Noir that sells for a song...Aromas of sweet red and black cherry fruit intermixed with clove and baking spices are offered in a medium-bodied, earthy, soft, silky style." Another solid release in the small 2016 vintage and still a great deal. Fun stuff.

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McManis Pinot Noir California 2015 Product #32194 (In Stock)
McManis Pinot Noir California 2015 McManis Pinot Noir California 2015

Love big, bold, "Power Pinot" like Belle Glos or Meiomi?  Then this is going to delight you at a very compelling price.  100% Pinot Noir with a dense, rich, nearly thick, texture.  No hard edges to the plush black raspberry and dark cherry fruit or the velvety smooth tannins.  There's a nice smoky note for interest and plenty of spice.  A fun sipper and fine with salmon,too!

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Heron Chardonnay Mendocino 2016 Product #32286 (In Stock)
Heron Chardonnay Mendocino 2016 Heron Chardonnay Mendocino 2016

Here's a bottle of buttery Chardonnay goodness at a very reasonable, drink tonight, price.  It gets six months in barrel for spice and richness and no malolactic fermentation for juicy freshness.  Big, ripe, orchard and tropical fruit aromas and flavors are wrapped in rich notes of vanilla, salty caramel, and fresh, creamy, butter.  A fine back porch sipper with or without food.

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Angeline Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015 Product #32700 (In Stock)
Angeline Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015 Angeline Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015

This well-priced California Cab is a true treat.  The aromas and flavors are classic:  red and black currant, blackberry, dark chocolate, spice and herb.  Where this stands out is in how rich, creamy, and chocolaty it feels in your mouth!  With air a bit more vanilla and spice emerge and flow through with juicy raspberry and chocolate flavors on the appealingly sweet and smooth finish.  A fine sipper, great party wine, and fun bottle for burgers or steaks.

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Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2014 Product #31842 (In Stock)
Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2014 Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2014

As always, an amazing amount of pure, no-oak, Chardonnnay for the money.

"The highlight in this range from Foxglove, the 2014 Chardonnay packs a serious punch for the money. Bright, juicy and exuberant, the Foxglove Chardonnay will thrill readers looking for a budget-priced Chardonnay. Lemon peel, white flowers and mint meld together in a rich, beautifully layered Chardonnay long on class. Aging in steel and blocked malolactic fermentation keep the flavors bright, but there is no shortage of depth or intensity. This is a fabulous wine, especially considering its modest price." Vinous (Galloni) 90 points

"Made by some of the best Chardonnay winemakers in California, Jim and Bob Varner, the value-priced 2014 Chardonnay released under the Foxglove label sports a light gold color to go with exotic notes of pineapples, melon, citrus blossom, spice and hints of green herbs. Supple, forward and straight-up delicious on the palate, with no hard edges and a clean, classy profile, it's a steal at the price and will drink nicely for a year or three."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Rhino Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2015 Product #32568 (In Stock)
Rhino Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2015 Rhino Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2015

Andrew Jones of California's Field Recordings created this bold Paso Cabernet to deliver powerful bang for the buck. Bold dark fruit - blackberry, black plum, dark raspberry - gushes from the glass with accents of mocha and savory herb.  The palate is rich, creamy, and dense with generous black fruit, cocoa powder and tobacco flavors that cover a nicely chewy finish.  Ready to drink right now with burgers, steaks, or cool evenings.

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Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2016 Product #32461 (In Stock)
Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2016 Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2016

The folks at Talley have really upped their game with the 2016 Bishop's Peak Chardonnay.  All of the fruit comes from the famous  Oliver's Vineyard (the Talley version of this sells for $50), blending a bit of barrel fermented juice from the big wine into the stainless steel base.  Lovely aromas of lemon, white peach and jasmine lead to flavors of creamy orange, juicy pear and lime zest.  Crisp and refreshing with a touch of chalk at the end.  An outstanding value. 

"(raised in a combination of stainless steel tanks and neutral French oak barrels) Limpid yellow. Fresh pear, melon, orange zest and a hint of chamomile on the nose; a subtle hint of leesiness emerges slowly. Juicy and round on the palate, offering ripe citrus and orchard fruit flavors accented by a smoky nuance. Silky and focused on the finish, which shows good lift, spicy cut, and very good, floral-driven persistence." Vinous (Raynolds) 90 points

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