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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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Jam Cabernet California 2014 Product #31707 (In Stock)

Winery Notes: "Rich, bold and luscious, this easy-to-love Cabernet is all about the fruit. Harvested at perfect ripeness and made in the tradition of great Californian winemaking, there’s plenty of soft, dark berries and plums on the nose and palate. Aging in our own blend of new oak smooths and rounds this wine, adding a touch of vanilla that’s uniquely JaM Cabernet!"

Regular Price (1) Price : $17.99/ea
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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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Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2015 Product #30913 (In Stock)
Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2015 Block Nine Caiden's Vyd Pinot Noir 2015

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 fine 2015 vintage and still a great deal. Fun stuff.

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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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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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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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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.

Regular Price (1) Price : $21.99/ea
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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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Beran Zinfandel California 2013 Product #31542 (In Stock)
Beran Zinfandel California 2013 Beran Zinfandel California 2013

A new wine from Joe Wagner of Belle Glos fame, here's a big, fleshy, Zinfandel just jam-packed with rich, ripe, fruit.  Given 30 days of skin contact (for maximum flavor/texture extraction) and 12 months in barrel (to round off the edges), it's an unusually plush zin that stays just this side of "over the top."  Classic Zinny aromas and flavors of crushed red berry, cherry pie, and plenty of oaky spice and vanilla with a smooth as silk finish.

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Neyers Sage Canyon Red 2014 Product #31859 (In Stock)
Neyers Sage Canyon Red 2014 Neyers Sage Canyon Red 2014

A juicy, ripe, and fun blend of 45% old-vine Carignan, plus Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah from Rhone Ranger advocate Bruce Neyers.  It's full of zesty red berry and pomegranite fruit with darker black raspberry, crushed herb,white pepper and spice notes coming out with air. the firm, food-friendly, tannins soften quickly with air, making this a great match for most any food and a fine sipper, too!  Yummy.

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Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Oliver's Vyd 2014 Product #31705 (In Stock)
Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Oliver's Vyd 2014 Talley Vineyards Chardonnay Oliver's Vyd 2014

Delivers stunning richness at just 13.6% abv. Do not miss!

"Potent smoke- and mineral-accented aromas of ripe orange, pear, lemongrass and iodine. Fleshy yet dry and precise, offering energetic citrus and orchard fruit flavors complemented by hints of quinine, tarragon and honeysuckle. Closes with emphatic cut and firm grip, leaving a zesty note of smoky minerals behind. Impressive for its blend of depth and finesse, not to mention its precision."  Vinous (Raynolds) 93 points

"Another terrific white is the 2014 Chardonnay Oliver's Vineyard, which is located in the Edna Valley and was planted in 1991 (it's named after Talley Farms founder Oliver Talley). Barrel-fermented and aged 15 months in 16% new French oak, it's a richer, mineral-laced effort that offers lots of buttered orchard fruits, caramelized citrus and brioche to go with a textured, layered style on the palate that still has impressive purity, tension and acidity. Drink it over the coming 5-6 years."Wine Advocate 93 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $39.99/ea
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