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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.

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Glenbrook Chardonnay California 2015 Product #32005 (In Stock)
Glenbrook Chardonnay California 2015 Glenbrook Chardonnay California 2015

Here's a big, bold, buttery Chardonnay at a remarkably attractive price. Big aromas of orchard fruits and buttered popcorn with accents of hazelnut, caramel, and truffle.  The texture is nicely mouth-coating and smooth, with ripe apple and pineapple fruit cloaked in rich butter and caramel.  The deep flavors flow onto a surprisingly fresh finish where fruit and salty butter flavors linger.

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Poppy Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2014 Product #30882 (In Stock)
Poppy Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2014 Poppy Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2014

A young winery - founded in 2003 - with a pretty simple mission:  Make wine folks will enjoy!  And that's what this fun, fruit-filled, and lightly oaked Chardonnay does very well.  It's all from Poppy's vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands, first planted in 1972.  Warm sunshine got the grapes fully ripe and bursting with flavor.  Cool nights kept the acids fresh and held the alcohol down to a nicely balanced 13.5%.  About 30% of the wine was done in stainless steel - for fresh, bright fruit - and the rest with oak for creamy richness and complexity.

The 2014 is even better than the 90 point 2013.  You'll find plenty of richness here, with good dollops of grilled pineapple, ripe pear, golden apple, buttery oak and a round, creamy, texture. Turns more crisp in the mouth with apple and bright pear fruit and notes of green apple and butter lingering nicely.  A great party Chard for casual sipping and pretty darn versatile at table, too!

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Marietta Old Vine Red Lot 64 Product #31398 (In Stock)
Marietta Old Vine Red Lot 64 Marietta Old Vine Red Lot 64

For 20+ years, Marietta has made this wine a bit differently.  It's a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and other assorted "Italian Blacks" with 10% done in new oak, 30% in neutral barrel and the rest in tank.  The grapes are harvested ripe, but not over-ripe or jammy (13.5% abv) and the Zin fermented cool and slow for maximum freshness.  And, when it's time to finish the wine, they blend lots from 3, 4 or 5 different vintages to make the best, juiciest, freshest value they can.

As Robert Parker says, these wines are "somewhat contrarian styles of wines, non-vintage, but loaded with flavor and personality."  The just-released Lot 64 is a classic, loaded with fresh cherry/berry fruit and accents of licorice, plum, spice and dried flowers. More "delicious" than "impressive," treat it like a New World Beaujolais or Cotes du Rhone to enjoy at a party, with pizza, or juicy burgers hot off the grill.

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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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Bliss Family Blissful Red Blend 2014 Product #32003 (In Stock)
Bliss Family Blissful Red Blend 2014 Bliss Family Blissful Red Blend 2014

Irv Bliss fell in love with Mendocino in the 1930s and purchased this estate sight unseen when he heard it was for sale.  The grandchildren make this kitchen sink blend in his honor, stirring together Primitivo, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Merlot, Barbera, Cab and Syrah to create a delicious  farmhouse red.  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.  A terrific pizza, pasta, party red!

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Jackhammer Chardonnay Central Coast 2014 Product #32025 (In Stock)
Jackhammer Chardonnay Central Coast 2014 Jackhammer Chardonnay Central Coast 2014

The Dooley and Garber families created Jackhammer in 2011 for a simple reason:  there just wasn't enough California Pinot and Chard available that was both good and affordable.  We have no idea why they thought this brand name communicated that, but this no-oak Central Coast Chardonnay is a winner!  It's loaded with ripe apple, pear and citrus fruit aromas and flavors, sports a nicely plump and mouthfilling texture, and finishes juicy, mouthwatering and dry.  A great Spring/Summer Chardonnay option for sipping and seafood. No oak, but plenty of fun!

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Leese-fitch Merlot 2014 Product #30388 (In Stock)
Leese-fitch Merlot 2014 Leese-fitch Merlot 2014


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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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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Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2015 Product #31659 (In Stock)
Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2015 Bishops Peak Chardonnay Central Coast 2015

Back when the 2010 Bishop's Peak Chardonnay released at $15 per bottle, Wine Advocate said, "If there is a better California Chardonnay for the money, I would like to know about it," and Steve Tanzer's IWC said, "This delivers serious bang for the buck."  The only thing that's changed over the years is that the wine has gotten even better and - at least hear - not a $1 more expensive to you.

In 2015, 100% of the ripe Chardonnay fruit comes from Oliver's Vineyard in the Edna Valley - plenty sunny enough to get ripe flavors but so chilled by Pacific Ocean breezes that the wine finishes at 13.4% abv.  About half the wine ferments and ages in old (flavorless) French oak barrels - that gives the wine complexity and roundness.  And half is done in stainless steel tanks for maximum fruit and freshness.  Once blended, it's 100% delicious in a "Wow! - That's amazing!" kind of way.

"Meyer lemon, quince, white flowers and smoky minerals on the lively, incisive nose. Nervy citrus and orchard fruit flavors show very good clarity and a complementary subtle honeysuckle quality. Juicy and precise on the clinging finish, which strongly echoes the mineral and floral notes."  Vinous (Raynolds) 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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Peirano Estate The Other Red Lodi 2013 Product #31083 (In Stock)
Peirano Estate The Other Red Lodi 2013 Peirano Estate The Other Red Lodi 2013

Not quite sure about the label, but there's definitely some sex-appeal to this big, rich, red.  A blend of Cabernet  Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah from California's Lodi region, this pumps out big aromas and flavors of black cherry, red plum, blackcurrant and more with subtle accents of herb and oak spice.  Creamy and mouthfilling for sure, but not heavy (just 13.7% abv) and finishing juicy and fresh with a notes of pomegranate, cherry, vanilla and spice lingering.  Fun stuff!

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Heron Chardonnay Mendocino 2015 Product #31426 (In Stock)
Heron Chardonnay Mendocino 2015 Heron Chardonnay Mendocino 2015

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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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)

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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Varner Chardonnay Foxglove 2014 Product #31842 (In Stock)

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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Butter Chardonnay California 2015 Product #30783 (In Stock)
Butter Chardonnay California 2015 Butter Chardonnay California 2015

Yes, Butter is back – and it’s just as fine as ever!  Former Rombauer winemaker Rob Lloyd and his partners a JaM wines have turned out another full-throttle, frankly oaked, and richly butter Chardonnay in the fine (if small) 2015 vintage.  As always, you’ll find big aromas of ripe pear, golden apple, spicy oak, vanilla and creamy butter.  And, the big flavors of super-ripe tropical and orchard fruits, smoke, spice, vanilla bean and still more fresh butter coat your palate with a richly textured, smooth, opulent texture.  What’s new is a touch more vibrant acidity from front to back and a newfound sense of delineation and clarity to the flavors.  More of a “baby Rombauer” than ever! 

It’s a fun, butterball, of a sipper and party wine, and will be a happy partner with everything from fish to poultry and salads at table.  But, this has sold our early in each of the past 5 vintages, so now’s the time to grab a full year’s supply!

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Margerum Riviera Rose Santa Barbara 2016 Product #31996 (In Stock)
Margerum Riviera Rose Santa Barbara 2016 Margerum Riviera Rose Santa Barbara 2016

Proof that you can make classic, refreshing, rose in California!  A blend of Grenache and Syrah picked and pressed for crisp rose plus dollops of saignee Cinsault, Counoise, and Mourvedre.  Fresh and easy drinking with bold ripe strawberry and tangy raspberry fruit and a pretty dash of very Provencal herb.  Crisp and clean on the juicy finish, drink this with a light chill (or just toss an ice cube in the glass!).

"Quite light in the glass but unmistakably pink, this Grenache-based rose shows a lime-driven citrus rind character on the crisp nose, gaining a touch of fruit from delicate watermelon and slight bubblegum scents. There is a touch of effervescence on the palate, where delicious and zesty lime, pink peach and more watermelon flavors come into play."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Cinnabar Mercury Rising 2014 Product #31853 (In Stock)
Cinnabar Mercury Rising 2014 Cinnabar Mercury Rising 2014

While this is technically a "Bordeaux blend" - meaning Cab, Merlot, etc. - you'll do better considering it a true "red blend."  Fruit from cool Alexander Valley give it freshness while grapes from hot Lodi, Dry Creek Valley and Paso Robles add plenty of heft.  Bold blackberry, cassis, oak spice and cedar aromas really pop on the rich, dense, palate and keep on pumping through a firm, powerful, finish. Bold red for a brisket, ribs, or burgers.

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Marietta Christo Lot 3 Product #30367 (In Stock)
Marietta Christo Lot 3 Marietta Christo Lot 3

One of America's great value wineries specializes in creating multi-vintage blends that, as Parker says, "Sell for a song." This one's a winner!

"There are approximately 12,000 cases of the NV Christo Lot 3, which is a hedonistic blend of Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah and a touch of Viognier to uplift the aromatics. This is, again, aged in neutral oak for two years and a blend of three vintages: 2011, 2012 and 2013. This is my favorite of all of these wines – a wine of exceptional purity and intensity and plenty of character, as this one is 70% Syrah and the rest the other three grapes. It tips the scales at a lofty 15.3% alcohol, but it’s well hidden behind a cascade of blackberry and cassis fruit, roasted meats, steak tartare, licorice and Provençal herbs. It’s a big boy, and that’s exactly the way they want it. This wine should drink well for 7-8 years, but it’s meant to be consumed in its exuberant youthfulness."Wine Advocate 91 points

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