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Ca' Momi Merlot Napa Valley 2015 Product #32354 (In Stock)

A rich, soft, supple Merlot you'll enjoy sipping on solo or with classic matches like beef tenderloin and lamb. Big aromas of black plum, cherry and chocolate turn into rich flavors with accents of nutmeg, clove and mint.  Rich and round on the palate, with no hard edges, the wine finishes with plenty of plum and blackberry fruit, chocolate, spice, and crushed herb.  Nicely rich and balanced at 13.9% abv and well priced for a Napa Merlot.

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Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa 2014 Product #32543 (In Stock)
Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa 2014 Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa 2014

Think about what you’re hoping to get from $50 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.  Bold aromas of blackcurrant, crushed blackberry, chocolate, and spice for sure.  Oodles of dark berry and currant fruit with bold accents of sweet spice, dark chocolate, and a bit of creamy mocha – that sounds good.  And a plush, velvety, texture that feel luxurious and rich and finishes smooth, lush and long with the tannins nicely cloaked in lingering black fruit and spice seals the deal.  You’ll find all that here in a wine that’s ready to drink right now with beef and lamb and will actually get better still over the next 5+ years.

It’s 100% Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, with most of the fruit coming from the red-hot Oak Knoll district in the southern part of Napa.  Cooling breezes from the bay helped moderate 2014’s warmth and lengthen hang time for the small, intense, berries.  A slow, two-week, fermentation with manual punch-downs followed by 15 months in 50% new French oak mellowed the powerful extraction and added lovely notes of spice and herb.  And somehow sliding in under the critics’ tasting agendas helps us keep the price of what really should be a $50 bottle to very user-friendly levels.  A delicious, extremely high-value, Napa Cab.

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Green & Red Zinfandel Chiles Canyon 2014 Product #32011 (In Stock)
Green & Red Zinfandel Chiles Canyon 2014 Green & Red Zinfandel Chiles Canyon 2014

I can't recall a better release of Green & Red's "entry level" Chiles Canyon Vyd red in years.  From old vines growing at 1,000-1,700 feet elevation to the east of Napa, there's more than enough ripeness and fleshy fruit here to delight any Zin fan.  Dark black cherry and super-ripe raspberry fruit hold center stage with a bold does of oak spice and lots of zesty structure at the end.  Big, but poised and fun - even refreshing! - to drink now.

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Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2015 Product #33072 (In Stock)
Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2015 Terra Valentine Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2015

Serious Spring Mountain Cabernet here with the firm tannins for steak but also plenty of deep, luxurious, fruit.  About 80% Cabernet Sauvignon plus Merlot, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot all grown 2,000 feet above the Napa Valley floor. Dark, rich, and fleshy, this is laced through with dark black currant and plum fruit with accents of chocolate spice (from 22 months in barrel) and graphite minerality (from mountain vineyards).  Finishes rich and firm with chewy tannins and lingering flavors of chocolate covered cherry.  Delicious now and improving through 2025+.

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Balius Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Reserve Block 2014 Product #32569 (In Stock)
Balius Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Reserve Block 2014 Balius Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Reserve Block 2014

For reasons we don't quite understand, this is the last vintage the winery will be making this 95% Cabernet aged in 50% new French oak barrels for 18 months.  It's a stylish Napa Cabernet, with loads of redcurrant, berry, and currant fruit accented by notes of coffee, chocolate, cedar, and tobacco.  Delicious from first sip, this gains length and depth with air, with more coffee/mocha notes emerging over the fine-grained tannins.  Tastes like a $50+ bottle and ready now with steak and lamb.

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Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley 2015 Product #32727 (In Stock)
Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley 2015 Chappellet Chardonnay Napa Valley 2015

Yet another fine vintage for this Napa classic. Perfect balance of fruit and oak.

"For this wine, grapes are sourced from cooler sites within the valley, as well as from a high-elevation site on Mount Veeder. Together, they provide a juicy, fleshy core of apple and pear girded by mineral-laden texture and tension. The finish is marked by oak-derived toast and brioche notes."Wine Enthusiast 91 points

"Aromas of jasmine, honeysuckle and citrus orchard offer a lively presence. Ends with a pithy citrus character on the aftertaste."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2016 Product #32674 (In Stock)
Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2016 Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2016

A classically styled, Napa Sauvignon Blanc - or "Fume Blanc" as Robert Mondavi christened the style.  90% Sauivgnon Blanc, 6% Semillon and 4% Sauvignon Musque, all aged 5 months in neutral barrel.  Big aromas of sweet citrus, tropical fruit and fresh flowers lead to mouth-filling flavors of grapefruit, green melon, white peachh and a hint of smokey herb.  Finishes clean and crisp and dry.

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Elyse Petite Sirah York Creek Vyd 2012 Product #33127 (In Stock)
Elyse Petite Sirah York Creek Vyd 2012 Elyse Petite Sirah York Creek Vyd 2012

A classic take on this fruit-filled, muscular, grape with plenty of dark fruit and a firm, grippy, finish.  Fantastic cookout red.

"This is from a tremendous vineyard site near the top of the appellation, situated from 1,250 to 1,800 feet. It incorporates small additions of Zinfandel and Carignane into the whole, a picture of soft beguiling violet aromas that are followed by a velvety texture and underlying grip of tannin. Rich red fruit and a taste of licorice linger on the intense finish."Wine Enthusiast 94 points

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Keenan Chardonnay Spring Mountain 2014 Product #32910 (In Stock)
Keenan Chardonnay Spring Mountain 2014 Keenan Chardonnay Spring Mountain 2014

A really delicious Chardonnay from Napa's Spring Mountain - a rare "Napa" Chard that isn't from Carneros.  Here altitude and high-acid soils provide cooling balance to ripe Chardonnay fruit.  Aromas and flavors feature yellow apple, tangerine, sweet/tart lemon, and a hint of black tea.  The French oak adds richness and roundness and appealing vanilla and spice notes but don't cloak the fresh, vibrant, fruit. Easy to like.

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Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2015 Product #32552 (In Stock)
Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2015 Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2015

Joe Wagner calls this Quilt because it’s made from a patchwork of vineyards across Napa Valley’s best Cabernet Sauvignon regions:   Oakville, St. Helena, Atlas Peak, Coombsville, Calistoga and Howell Mountain. There’s no mistaking the Caymus and Belle Glos heritage in the wine’s rich fruit, mouthfilling size and plush velvet texture.  Twenty months in barrel (70% new) adds generous does of sweet spice, cocoa and vanilla aromas and flavors and softens Cabernet Sauvignon’s sometimes astringent tannins. 

Here’s Joe's tasting note:  “Quilt Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is a seamless blend of cassis, hazelnut, cocoa, blackberry preserves and charred meat with complex notes of dark licorice, stewed rhubarb, strawberry, spice and vanillin. Rich and satisfying on the palate with decadent chocolate brownie, yogurt, and molasses flavors in perfect balance with higher-toned fruit emphasis.”  We’d add that the wine’s length and balance are especially impressive, and you’ll love drinking this with grilled/roasted meats or all by itself.

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Trefethen Merlot Oak Knoll Estate Napa 2014 Product #33114 (In Stock)
Trefethen Merlot Oak Knoll Estate Napa 2014 Trefethen Merlot Oak Knoll Estate Napa 2014

In a bold, fruit-forward, vintage like Napa's 2014 harvest, Trefethen's old-school restraint plays especially well.  Here Merlot from their Oak Knoll estate vineyard is harvested ripe - but not too ripe! - and aged in cash until focused and long.  Ripe black raspberry and red currant fruit get a touch of complexity from notes of herb and spice.  The ripe fruit flavors keep on pumping across the fine grained tannins and dry, clean, finish.  Classic.

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Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2014 Product #31607 (In Stock)
Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2014 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2014

Other than the label update a few years ago, not much has changed at this family-owned winery in Rutherford. Sustainably farmed fruit, gentle winemaking, and rich American oak give this depth and power with a supple, drink now, finish.

"Lots of brambleberry, dark-chocolate and walnut character. Medium to full body, soft and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Delicious now."  James Suckling 90 points

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Crane Assembly Disciples Napa Red Blend 2016 Product #33091 (In Stock)
Crane Assembly Disciples Napa Red Blend 2016 Crane Assembly Disciples Napa Red Blend 2016

Remember The Prisoner, a wild blend of Zinfandel and a kitchen sink-ful of other grapes Dave Phinney made by accident early in his career and then grew to huge success before selling first The Prisoner and then his entire Orin Swift operation?  Here's a question for you - what would The Prisoner have been like if Dave had the opportunity to create it not from a range of grapes more or less scrounged from up and down the California coastland, but instead from two great vineyards right in the heart of Napa Valley?

You don't have to wonder - because Crane Assembly Disciples is that wine.  For this wine, Dave and his team source Zinfandel (76%), Charbono, Grenache and Petit Sirah from Milat Vyd in St. Helena, the famed Morisoli Vyd on the Rutherford Bench, and other selected sites.  Robert Parker's 94 point review of the debut 2014 edition is still spot on:  "This wine displays spicy, peppery steak tartare, roast Provençal herbs, and briary black cherry and blackberry fruit. It has terrific body, length, richness and viscosity. It is a sensational Zinfandel to drink over the next 5-7 years."

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Elizabeth Spencer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2014 Product #31988 (In Stock)
Elizabeth Spencer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2014 Elizabeth Spencer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2014

An old friend returns to form in 2014, a year of ripe but elegant Napa Cabernet.  Blends 89% Cabernet Sauvignon with Cab Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot from St. Helena, Kenefick Ranch and Oak Knoll.  Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, plum, violets and cedar lead to a deep, velvety, mouthful of crushed raspberry, dark currant, pepper, spice, and sweet oak spice. Ripe but not sweet, full but not fat, and finishing with stylish fine tannin to support aging (but why wait?!)

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Ch Montelena Chardonnay Napa 2014 Product #32901 (In Stock)
Ch Montelena Chardonnay Napa 2014 Ch Montelena Chardonnay Napa 2014

Not surprising this beat Burgundy in the 1976 Judgement of Paris - very Burgundian indeed!

"The 2014 Chardonnay is bright, focused and finely-cut. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and white pepper give the 2014 much of its lifted, mid-weight personality. As always, the Montelena Chardonnay is done in a brisk, dry style, with blocked malolactic fermentation."  Vinous (Galloni) 91 points

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Ch Montelena Cabernet Napa 2014 Product #32765 (In Stock)
Ch Montelena Cabernet Napa 2014 Ch Montelena Cabernet Napa 2014

"The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is a terrific introduction to the vintage at Montelena. Brisk and energetic, the 2014 offers a good bit of nuance and aromatic complexity. The flavors are dark and intense, but the 2014 is very much medium in body, as these wines are. There is no shortage of muscle and power, especially at this level. Hints of iron, smoke, leather and herbs inform the muscular, virile finish."  Vinous  (Galloni) 92 points

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Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch 2014 Product #32642 (In Stock)
Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch 2014 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch 2014

"Shafer's 2014 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch is powerful, rich and ample, with impeccable balance and class. Lemon confit, white flowers and mint are some of the nuances that are laced together. The warm, dry year produced an unctuous, oily Chardonnay, despite the malolactic fermentation having been blocked. The 2014 was done 75% in oak and 25% in steel."  Vinous (Galloni) 92 points

"First, their non-malolactic 2014 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch comes from a cool-climate vineyard in Carneros. This is aged in 75% oak casks and 25% stainless steel, which seems to be the perfect marriage for showcasing this wine’s rich fruit. The wine has loads of tangerine oil, citrus blossom, a hint of apples and orange marmalade. The oak is subtle, the wine medium to full-bodied, pure and rich. (This is the official tasting note, but I shared two bottles with some friends of mine at the casual Market restaurant in St. Helena, and it was a huge hit.)"Wine Advocate 93 points

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Elyse Cabernet Morisoli Vnyd Napa Valley 2012 Product #33092 (In Stock)
Elyse Cabernet Morisoli Vnyd Napa Valley 2012 Elyse Cabernet Morisoli Vnyd Napa Valley 2012

A fantastic 2012 that's opening nicely and has years and years to go.

"Lastly, and probably the flagship wine from Elyse, is their 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli Vineyard, which hails from Rutherford, just to the west of Highway 29. Backward, youthful and behaving more like a 2013 than a 2012 Napa Cab, the wine exhibits serious concentration and extract, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and beautifully pure blueberry, blackberry and black raspberry fruit. Some floral notes as well as hints of forest floor and earth are also present. With powerful tannins and beautiful extraction, this rich, multi-dimensional wine should drink well for up to two decades."Wine Advocate 93+ points

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Elyse Cabernet Morisoli Vnyd Napa Valley 2013 Product #33214 (In Stock)
Elyse Cabernet Morisoli Vnyd Napa Valley 2013 Elyse Cabernet Morisoli Vnyd Napa Valley 2013

From smack in the middle of the Rutherford Bench,  a power 2013.

"Beautifully floral, this wine sings with red cherry and cassis notes and bright acidity. Beneath its façade of freshness and perfume lies a weighty foundation of toasted oak, forest floor, clove and dark chocolate flavors. Balanced and full-bodied, it shows the dustiness of the appellation in a measured, elegant way."Wine Enthusiast 94 points

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Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2015 Product #32791 (In Stock)
Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2015 Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2015

As the saying about Vosne Romanee goes, "There are no common wines on Pritchard Hill," the super-luxury slope above Napa Don and Molly Chappellet pioneered. A powerhouse most producers would be happy to have as their flagship Cab is Don and Molly's introduction to the magic of Pritchard Hill.

"The deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature delivers mocha, cassis and black soil notes with touches of black cherries, charcoal and fried herbs. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with black berry and earthy flavors, textured by chewy tannins and finishing earthy/savory."Wine Advocate 93 points

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