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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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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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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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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

Regular Price (1) Price : $12.99/ea
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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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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!

Regular Price (1) Price : $17.99/ea
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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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Porch Pounder Chardonnay 4pk 12oz Cans Product #32023 (In Stock)
Porch Pounder Chardonnay 4pk 12oz Cans Porch Pounder Chardonnay 4pk 12oz Cans

Think of all the places you'd love to enjoy a sip of delicious wine, but can't because lugging a bottle and glasses don't make sense.  Enter Porch Pounder, a new line of really good California wines that just happen to be in 12oz cans!  From a Paso Robles wine family, this is Central Coast Chardonnay picked ripe and fermented cool in tank with just a touch of oak.  The texture is nicely rich and round and it's full of tangerine, melon, and pineapple fruit.  We're especially impressed with the finish:  crisp and clean with lingering flavors of apple, tangerine and hazelnut.  Each 12oz can is just under a half-bottle of wine, making it perfect to share (straws work if you don't have a cup!) or simply enjoy on a warm afternoon.

Regular Price (1) Price : $28.99/ea
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Porch Pounder Pinot Noir Red Blend 4pk 12oz Cans Product #32024 (In Stock)
Porch Pounder Pinot Noir Red Blend 4pk 12oz Cans Porch Pounder Pinot Noir Red Blend 4pk 12oz Cans

Ok, so wine in 12oz cans (about half a bottle) is a pretty cool idea and will make it far easier for you to enjoy vino when you're out and about this Spring and Summer.  But that's just an add on benefit here - this is a KILLER red blend that will appeal to everyone from Merlot to Belle Glos/ Meomi Pinot Noir fans.  We don't know the precise blend, but it starts with the kind of ultra-rich, deeply fruited, Pinot Noir the Wagner family has made famous.  Other grapes - perhaps Cab and Syrah? - add density and a dark, spicy, complexity.  A touch of oak adds a vanilla note and gives this a velvety smooth texture.  Fruit-filled and flashy, for sure, but dry and clean on the spicy finish.  If you like the can idea, buy this. If you don't, then buy it anyway and just use a glass.  It's that good.

Regular Price (1) Price : $28.99/ea
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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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