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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
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Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Estate 2015 375ml Product #32827 (In Stock)
Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Estate 2015 375ml Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Estate 2015 375ml

A ripe but restrained style of Chardonnay from one of California's coolest growing areas. A fun dinner or pre-dinner treat!

"Aged in French oak barrels, 25% of them new, for 16 months. Limpid yellow. Potent, mineral-accented tropical and orchard fruit aromas show very good clarity and a sexy floral overtone. Taut, minerally and delineated on the palate, which displays juicy pear, tangerine and pineapple flavors that become deeper with air. Concentrated yet lively as well, closing taut and very long, leaving dusty mineral and citrus pith notes behind."  Vinous (Galloni) 93 points

"Opening with exuberant white peach, lemon curd and grapefruit notes with suggestions of marzipan and crushed stones, the medium-bodied 2015 Chardonnay Estate delivers refreshing citrus and minerally flavors with a racy acid line and good length."Wine Advocate 90 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $15.99/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

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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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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 Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Le Clandestin 2015 Product #32759 (In Stock)
Union Sacre Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Le Clandestin 2015 Union Sacre Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon Le Clandestin 2015

It's just a matter of time before Union Sacre is christened the "Hot New California Winery" by the critics.  Until then, enjoy these amazing wines at headscratchingly low prices.  A bold blend of dark-fruited Santa Barbara Syrah with ripe, red-fruited, Cabernet Sauvignon given enough time in oak to meld and mellow without turning into an oaky mess.  Black currant, fresh plum and dark chocolate aromas and flavors dominate with woodsy blueberry notes adding interest on the soft, supple, finish.  Only 169 cases made.  A very nice wine.

Regular Price (1) Price : $34.99/ea
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Union Sacre Cabernet Sauvignon Le Confident 2016 Product #32833 (In Stock)
Union Sacre Cabernet Sauvignon Le Confident 2016 Union Sacre Cabernet Sauvignon Le Confident 2016

The bottom-line here is simple:  buy this glorious California Cabernet while you can at these crazy low prices.  Because this winery and wine are going to pop up on critics’ radar soon enough, and then you’ll struggle to find (and possibly afford) it.  Union Sacre is a fairly new venture of Michigan-born Philip Muzzy and France’s Xavier Arnaudin.  What’s most exciting about this project is how Philip and Xavier don’t try to do too much (well, the labels are extravagant, but they work). 

This is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a great 2016 harvest in Santa Barbara’s Happy Canyon AVA.  It delivers genuinely soaring aromas of classic Cabernet fresh black currant, crushed raspberry, sweet spice, and dusty dried herb.  It’s richly textured in the mouth and fully ripe, but remains phenomenally pure, silky and elegant.  Bold flavors of crushed black berries, cassis, spice, tobacco and cedar get an exotic lift of burnt orange peel, filling your mouth through the middle and continuing to pump out and linger over a long, silky  smooth, finish.  Delicious and easy to drink tonight, Le Confident will just get better over the next 5-10 years.  By which time fame and market forces will have caught up with this exciting new winery and prices will be much, much, higher.

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Margerum Grenache Central Coast 2014 Product #32922 (In Stock)
Margerum Grenache Central Coast 2014 Margerum Grenache Central Coast 2014

Utterly delicious and pure.

"Bright raspberry, cherry and rose petal aromas meet cola spice on the pretty, delicate nose of this bottling—a solid example of the surge in quality of Central Coast Grenache. There is a tense tannic structure to the palate despite its light nature, with great acidity presenting tangy red and purple fruit flavors, with more rose petal accents."Wine Enthusiast 93 points

"Polished and layered, with floral raspberry and smoky cinnamon aromas and elegantly complex flavors of cherry, roasted herb and pepper. Drink now through 2026. 198 cases made."Wine Spectator 91 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $44.99/ea
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Union Sacre La Passion Du Diable Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Product #32988 (In Stock)
Union Sacre La Passion Du Diable Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Union Sacre La Passion Du Diable Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

If you love serious, concentrated, deeply textured and powerfully structured Napa Cabernet Sauvignon - then wander on down to the Canyon and get Happy!  Winemaker Xavier Xavier Arnaudin crafts seven barrels (165 cases) of this powerful, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Star Lane vineyard in Santa Barbara's Happy Canyon.  Grown at nearly 2,000 feet elevation, the vines benefit from plenty of sunshine and warm mornings for ripeness and then rapidly cooling breezes from the Pacific Ocean every afternoon.  Aging in 100% new French oak gives the wine shape and spice, but the fruit just will not be covered in wood.

Classic Napa-like aromas of black currant, blackberry, sweet spice, crushed herb and dark chocolate pump out of the glass from first pour and get deeper and richer with air.  On the palate, the wine is focused, concentrated, and muscular with intense black fruit (currant, plum, berry) dusted with cocoa powder and complicated by a layer of spice.  It's a big wine, but stays amazingly fresh through the long, firmly tannic, ripe fruit and dark chocolate finish.  Amazingly, this has no acid added in the winery - this unique site and careful winemaking delivers fantastic freshness to go with full-bodied power.  Delicious now, better from 2020 and great through 2030 or so.

Regular Price (1) Price : $59.99/ea
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Union Sacre Squire Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County 2016 Product #32989 (In Stock)
Union Sacre Squire Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County 2016 Union Sacre Squire Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County 2016

So THIS is how you make ripe, utterly delicious, California Pinot Noir that's full of flavor and zest and still comes in under 14% alcohol. From Kick On Ranch in Santa Barbara, it's a blend of Martini and Swan clones grown on a site that balances cooling fog with sunny afternoons.  Picked perfectly ripe at 13.8% abv, the grapes are crushed and allowed to soak a bit before a long, slow, natural yeast fermentation and aging in new and used French oak.

Bold, rich, aromas of ripe strawberry, Bing cherry and fresh raspberry get depth from smoky, earthy, notes and lift from a touch of whole-cluster spice. There's a grainy, earthy, complexity to the texture and loads of dark, spiced, fruit on the palate with a juicy, mouthwatering, ready for food finish that just won't quit.  Just 185 cases made of this rare treat to enjoy tonight and for 5-7 years to come.

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