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- Plungerhead Lodi Zinfandel 2012 displays notes of blackberry fruit, spice cake, fresh tobacco, white pepper, and fresh strawberry. In the mouth, you experience flavors of dried cranberry, blackberry, blackstrap molasses, brambly Zin fruit, toasted walnut, and hints of mocha laced cappuccino. This blend finishes with notes of dark chocolate, dried cherry, vanilla from American oak, and deep toasted hazelnut from French oak. 85% Zinfandel with Barbera, Carignane, Petite Sirah and Tempranillo. 14.5% ABV. 12.99/750 ml.
- Blackstone California Varieties. 6.99/750 ml.
- Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir.
- Cline Cashmere 2013 is a very flavorful, smooth wine offering big cherry, raspberry and chocolate notes with hints of cracked black pepper and plum. 53% Mourvedre, 25% Syrah, 22% Grenache from Oakley and Sonoma. 14.5% ABV. Cashmere is the wine that gives back. Annual donations are made for breast cancer research and Alzheimer’s patient care. 11.99/750 ml.
- Cline Chardonnay 2013 is a dry, crisp, delicious wine with notes of pineapple, citrus, and a smooth oaky vanilla finish. Estate grown Sonoma Coast 100% Chardonnay. 3 months French oak aging, 25% new, no malolactic fermentation. 14% ABV. 10.99/750 ml.
- Redwood Creek Magnums. 8.99/1.5 liter.
- Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Rich Red Blend, Merlot and Pinot Noir.
- Madeline Columbia Valley Red Blend 2012 combines Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and is made by renowned Gordon Estate, Pasco, WA. Gordon doesn't market this blend; instead it was sought out and being marketed by a local entrepreneur. If you love a Washington red wine bargain, this is a good one. 14.99/750 ml.
- Charles & Charles Rose 2014 is awesomely complex, the best vintage of this wine yet. The color is similar to the 2013 with its vibrant pink, salmon and fuchsia edges. More than ever, the wild red fruit of strawberry, raspberry and Bing cherry are interwoven with Herbs de Provence and grass, a touch of citrus and an even greater presence of minerality. It was generally a lower acid year, but you wouldn’t know that from the natural acid in the wine and bright finish. To promote vibrant aromas, we used a few new experimental yeasts, which we liked a lot and, as ever, maintained lees contact to build up body until we blended for bottling. Syrah dominates the blend as it always has, but the co-star varieties play an increasingly important role. Syrah (72%), Mourvedre (8%), Cabernet Sauvignon (8%), Grenache (6%), Cinsault (3%), Counoise (3%). 12.99/750 ml.
- Julia James California Pinot Noir 2014 showcases silky texture and food-friendliness. Ripe red raspberry and cherry fruit meld with earth and spice notes. The acidity is balanced and the fine tannins are ripe, yielding a long, smooth finish. Julia James Pinot Noir is medium in body and meant to be enjoyed upon release. 13.99/750 ml.
- Toad Hollow Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is the first vintage for this wine. Concentrated aromas of currant, cassis and loads of red and black fruit invite a first sip of rich layered fruit flavors. Mouth-filling ripe black cherry and plum are in tandem to a playfully soft lingering finish. Light essence of vanilla with cola, spice and toasty oak frame the variety and enhance the fruit. 12.99/750 ml.
- Il Bastardo "The Bastard" is back, this time the 2013 vintage. This is a Chianti-like Sangiovese from near Rufina, about 20 miles east of Florence in Tuscany. The wine has an aromatic nose, with blackberry and cherry aromas and flavors. On the palate it is medium bodied with good tannins. Think burgers, pizza, spaghetti. 13% ABV. 8.99/750 ml.
- Yes, often people buy this wine for the quirky label, but then continue to buy it because it's a delicious wine for the price.
- Joel Gott and Dave Phinney Shatter Grenache, Maury France 2012. 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. "Aged in French oak (a small part being new) and hitting 15.6% natural alcohol, this sexy, full-bodied, pedal-to-the-metal effort bears plenty of resemblance to the old-vine, 100% Grenache efforts coming from Chateauneuf du Pape. Kirsch liqueur, blackberry, toasted spice, garrigue and hints of vanilla bean all flow nicely to a seamless, silky, yet decadently styled red that has fine tannin, and a blockbuster, heady finish. It will certainly not appease those looking for lightweight aromas and flavors, but count me a fan. The oak is still present, so give it a year in bottle; it will drink nicely for another 5-6 years." 23.99/750 ml.
- Dave Phinney Locations Corse White marks the first release of this white wine from Corsica. Three years of R&D went into finding the best vineyards and winery to partner with to make a true expression of Corsican Vermentino. The label represents the hand crafted Shepard's knives that can be found all over the beautiful island. Tank fermented and true to varietal. The wine is lively and crisp with blossoming floral aromatics jumping out of the glass. Flavors of fresh green apples and bittersweet almond are complemented by undertones of Thai basil. 13.7% ABV. 18.99/750 ml.
- Chateau Pegau Cotes Du Rhone is a tank-aged blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. "Aromas of ripe dark berries, licorice and smoked meat, with a peppery topnote adding vibrancy. Chewy, tightly focused blackberry and bitter cherry flavors are lifted by juicy acidity." -International Wine Cellar 88 points. 22.99/750 ml.
- Root:1 Chilean Varietals. 8.99/750 ml. Save $1.50.
- Select from Carmenere 2012, Sauvignon Blanc 2013 or Cabernet Sauvignon 2012.
- Avalon California Cabernet Sauvignon 2012. 9.99/750 ml. Save $1.50.
- Tom Gore is a second generation grape farmer from Sonoma County. He has worked every harvest since he was seven years old, and has always known farming grapes would be his life's work. With Tom Gore Vineyards, he is stepping out from behind the scenes to tell the story of the farmer's role.
- Chardonnay 2013 has intense aromas of ripe apple and tropical fruit, with notes of toffee and toasty oak. The wine is smooth and richly textured. Its creamy undertones are balanced with just the right amount of acidity on the palate. 11.99/750 ml.
- Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is dark red in color with aromas of currant and plum and wonderful hints of mocha and coffee on the palate. This wine is fruit forward with a supple mouthfeel and medium body. 11.99/750 ml.
- Manteo Sonoma Red 2013 offers real depth, balance and rich, fragrant flavors of boysenberries, black cherries, and cassis, aromatic spices redolent of pink peppercorns and anise, and distinctive notes of earthy minerals, tobacco leaves and smoky, toasted oak. The tannins are well-integrated even in their youth and the wine’s lushness leads to a long, expressive finish. Blend: 28% Syrah, 16% Petit Verdot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 13% Petite Sirah, plus Merlot, Malbec and Zinfandel. 13.5% ABV. 16.99/750 ml.
Wine Guild's Top New Picks from Europe.
- The Gnome Knows Sauvignon Blanc 2014 is produced from selected vineyards in the gascony region, South West France. This Sauvignon Blanc delivers fresh citrus fruit aromas, zingy overtones of lemon, lime and green capsicum on the palate, and a clean yet lingering finish. 11.5% ABV. 10.99/750 ml.
- La Croisade Pays D'Oc Reserve Pinot Noir 2014 comes from selected vineyards in the Languedoc region of South of France. It displays aromas of violet and red fruit, and is velvety and full-bodied with a long and supple vanilla finish. 13% ABV. 12.99/750 ml.
- Natale Verga Veneto Pinot Grigio 2014 comes from vineyards in Pavia, Lombardy, close to its border with Piedmont. Delicate in both aromatics and flavors, this is classic north-Italian Pinot Grigio, offering gentle pear, white apple and refreshing citrus characters and subtle accents of blossom. 10.99/750 ml.
- Terres De Galets Cotés Du Rhône 2013 takes its name from the smooth pebble stones called Galets, found covering the vineyard grounds. They reflect light and heat back up, further ripening the grapes to greater concentration. This red blend (60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre) is harmonious with intense aromas of red fruits and spices. Made to drink now, but can lay down for 2-4 years. 13% ABV. 12.99/750 ml.
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- Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc Wilson Ranch Clarksburg 2014 is aromatic with quince, banana and lime fruitiness and it's crisp, dry and refreshing. Awesome on its own but pair with seafood or cold fried chicken and pimento cheese sandwiches. Even cold Nashville hot chicken! 8.99/750 ml.
- Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Vines Sonoma Zinfandel 2013 "recalls the distant days when good subtwenty-dollar Zinfandels were plentiful and ranks as one of the better current values around." -Connoisseurs Guide. "Spot on in focus with lots of generous fruit in its very sure grasp and showing a full varietal array of blackberries, briar and dusty soil spice throughout." 16.99/750 ml. Save $3.
- Dry Creek Vineyard Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc 2013 is "dripping in racy minerality, pretty floral aromatics and layers of fresh-squeezed lemon, melon and tropical mango. The palate gives just enough weight to keep things complex and interesting without becoming overbearing." 90 points, Wine Enthusiast. 14.99/750 ml. Save $3.
- Dry Creek Vineyard Sonoma Fumé Blanc 2013 offers a distinct aromatic and flavor profile that sets it apart from the competition. In the glass, Meyer lemon, kefir lime, fresh citrus and grassy characters are immediately evident. The cold stainless steel fermentation preserves the vibrancy in the wine – a characteristic that we love and is often compared to a quivering race horse. The palate repeats vibrant aromatic themes making the wine mouthwatering and delicious. Underlying minerals and wet stone provide a seamless core of acidity and backbone that are hallmarks of this Fume Blanc. 11.99/750 ml. Save $3.
- Dry Creek Vineyard Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 is firm and rather lean, a dusty cassis tone mingling with lively varietal aromas of mint and red bell pepper. Barely ripe rather than overripe, it's a wine to keep on hand for when you're craving savory, mouthwatering, claret-weight cabernet. Wine & Spirits 90 points. A great effort in a decidedly difficult vintage. 20.99/750 ml. Save $4.
Rob Murray's Art of Reds.
- Paso Robles Tempranillo 2013 offers up a super-expressive bouquet of bacon, tar, mineral, pencil lead, blueberry, black raspberry, and licorice. Smooth-textured, layered, ripe, and sweetly-fruited, this forward pleasurable, lengthy effort has 2-3 years of aging potential but can be enjoyed now and over the next 10 years. 19.99/750 ml.
- Force of Nature Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2013. Concentrated blue fruit explodes with boysenberry giving way to anise, clove, subtle smoky wet earth. Velvet tannins balance the juicy mouth feel and a finish that lasts late into the evening. Tasting Panel 90 points. 19.99/750 ml.
- Paso Robles Red Blend 2013 is a blend of 67% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Syrah, and 11% Petite Sirah. The nose blooms first with red cherry, ripe plum to dark raspberry with hints of anise seed and ending dusty suede. The palate is explosive, lush ripe fruits give way to supple tannin, layers of dark and bright berries with balanced acidity and firm yet restrained structure. The strong finish lingers of black tea and plum. Great price. 15.99/750 ml.
- "It dreads neither man nor beast." Tooth & Nail The Stand Red Blend 2013 is a beautiful full and ultra smooth blend of 82% Petite Sirah and 18% Syrah. Label by Audubon. 26.99/750 ml.
- Yvon Mau Chateau Grand Bouchon Medoc Revelations 2012. Bordeaux wine trader Yvon Mau joined forces with Hubert de Bouard, an owner of Chateau Angelus. This is a left-bank Bordeaux from Medoc. The vines are 20 years old vines, grown in clay and limestone soils. The blend is 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, made in stainless steel and concrete vats and should be consumed young for full enjoyment of its red fruit and berry flavors. 16.99/750 ml.
- Chateau Dorleac Graves 2012 is a nice affordable example of the vintage which is above average to excellent. 12.99/750 ml.
- Chateau Fontbernard Montagne Saint-Emilion 2010 has lovely black cherry fruit and is soft, round and smooth. 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. 2010 was an outstanding vintage. 16.99/750 ml.