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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
Sale Single Bottle (1): $11.98/ea
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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.

Regular Price (1) Price : $16.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $14.98/ea
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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.

Regular Price (1) Price : $14.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $13.49/ea
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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

Regular Price (1) Price : $16.99/ea
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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

Regular Price (1) Price : $17.99/ea
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Paraiso Pinot Noir Monterey 2015 Product #32630 (In Stock)
Paraiso Pinot Noir Monterey 2015 Paraiso Pinot Noir Monterey 2015

Nothing shy about this robust Central Coast Pinot Noir that's full and velvety.  Juicy red cherry, strawberry, and plum fruit aromas gain complexity from a nice shot of chocolatey oak.  Accents of rose petal and crushed stone give depth to the ripe fruit flavors and carry on through the long, rich, finish where black pepper, spice and cranberry flavors lend freshness.  Smooth, rich and fun.

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Jonata The Paring Red 2013 Product #31864 (In Stock)

An intense blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (20%) plus Cab Franc and Petit Verdot, all aged in barrel for 22 months. Lots of tobacco, dark chocolate and spice notes surround a core of dark fruit and savory olive.  Delicious now and over the next 5 years.

"The 2013 Red is bold and pungent to the core. Black cherry, mocha, black olives, spices, lavender and sage hit the palate in the 2013. This is an especially serious, structured wine for the money. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. The Franc is felt in the wine's savory, expressive personality. This is a delicious wine for the money."  Vinous (Galloni) 90 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $29.99/ea
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Union Sacre Gewurtztraminer Belle De Nuit 2016 Product #32671 (In Stock)
Union Sacre Gewurtztraminer Belle De Nuit 2016 Union Sacre Gewurtztraminer Belle De Nuit 2016

Xavier Arnaudin, winemaker  and Philip Muzzy, partner, created this tiny - but soon to be very important! - winery to make wines that marry French sophistication with American boisterous fun. Which is what you'll find here.  This is 100% Gewurtz that's picked up a lightly rosey hue from the super ripe skins and complexity from half aging in neutral barrel. The magic is how this is wonderfully Gewurtz - aromatic, loaded with lychee, rose petal, ginger and spice - but also wonderfully fresh and dry. Cannot recommend this one highly enough!

Regular Price (1) Price : $24.99/ea
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Union Sacre Riesling Fraulein San Luis Obispo 2016 Product #32672 (In Stock)
Union Sacre Riesling Fraulein San Luis Obispo 2016 Union Sacre Riesling Fraulein San Luis Obispo 2016

Oh, man - is this wine good.  At 13.3% and dry, it's tempting to reference  Alsace here.  But this unique - like the two friends who created this winery, a blend of American energy and French sophistication.  Clear as a bell aromas and flavors of fresh lime, candied lime peel, stone fruits, and crushed rock jump out at you before tailing away gracefully on a long, minerally, dry and citrus-pithy finish.  As good as American Riesling gets and absurdly cheap.

Regular Price (1) Price : $24.99/ea
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