Featured Wines

’09 Bordeaux Under $30

Bordeaux from the excellent 2009 vintage continues to find its way to our store, and NO ONE else in town is getting it at these prices. These long lived wines are drinking excellently now, and can age another 10 years. We also have a total steal from the equally good 2005 vintage!

2009 Chateau Hermitage Mazeyres, Pomerolmazeyres
On Sale $29.99
A very deep red hue, this Château Mazeyres 2009 develops a powerful nose as soon as it is open. A rapid expression of violet leads us towards aromas of black fruit with a predominant scent of violet. It reveals an extremely discreet touch of woodiness, to conclude for this first marvellous impression. It is rich and full on the first taste and continues with a precise, elegant texture of tannin. Fruity flavours can be perceived again, before an absolutely long finish giving a few hints of coffee. Some will savour this wine after 5 years of ageing, but it will reach its peak after 10 years.
Winemaker’s Notes

2009 Chateau Haut Maurac Cru Bourgeois , Haut Medoc
On Sale $25.99
Polished and focused, with currant and mocha flavors mingling over firm, well-integrated tannins in this sleek, firm red. Anise, mineral and espresso notes add interest. The herb-scented finish is fresh and clean.
90 points, Wine Spectator

2009 Chateau Paloumey, Hauts-Medocvaure
On Sale $23.99
This has a nice warm feel, with plush roasted coffee bean, steeped plum and fig fruit flavors melding through the tobacco-filled finish. Drink now through 2017.
Wine Spectator

2005 Chateau de Vaure, Bordeaux
On Sale $10.99
A generous wine with bright ruby color. It is accented with floral and cherry fruit aromas supported by a supple textured finish.
Winemaker’s Notes

Closeout Chardonnay!c & c

2012 Charles & Charles Chardonnay, Washington
On Sale $7.99 (lowest price online!)
Fresh and tangy, with pear and spice notes playing against lemony acidity, persisting well. Drink now.
88 points, Wine Spectator

’12 & ’11 Napa Cabernet Sale

The 2012 Napa Cabernet vintage got the highest rating EVER from Robert Parker (96pts., tied with 2007 and 2001). Napa also happens to be the home to some of the most consistently great winemakers in the US. In 2012, these top producers’ skills met with a gorgeous vintage of perfect fruit, and the wine they made is just now being released into the market. Perhaps even more impressive is what these vintners achieved in the difficult 2011 vintage. We’ve got selections from both vintages on sale!

2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Annivesary, Napa Valleycaymus 40
On Sale $59.99
They appear to be immune to some of winedom’s less than intelligent trends and fads that we see from time to time, and the result is a spectacular 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary offering. Its dense purple/black color is followed by copious quantities of crème de cassis and blackberry fruit, silky tannins, a voluptuous texture and stunning purity as well as length. This full-bodied effort is a fabulous example of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a tribute to this amazing family. It is so good now, why wait? However, I’m sure that like most vintages of Caymus, it will last for 20-25 years. Amazing!
96 points, The Wine Advocate

2012 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa ValleyPhelps Cab
On Sale $62.99
A beautiful, layered wine, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon wraps around the palate with gorgeous depth. Radiant, expressive and nuanced, the 2012 captures the essence of the year in its generous, inviting personality. Soft, silky tannins frame the voluptuous finish. The 2012 is 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc.
91-93 points, Antonio Galloni

2012 Venge Cabernet Sauvignon “Silenceux,” Napa Valley
On Sale $42.99
A blend of fruit from different sources, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Silencieux is a classic Nils Venge Cabernet Sauvignon – broad, savory, rich and complex with notes of crème de cassis and vanilla, well-balanced wood, and a full-bodied, powerful, opulent style. This sensational effort should drink well for 20-25 years.
95 points, The Wine Advocate

2011 Venge Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve, Napa Valley
On Sale $126.99
A finished barrel sample of the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve exhibits a dense ruby/plum/purple color in addition to sweet cassis, vanillin and spice notes. This will be a forward, precocious, sexy Family Reserve given the vintage conditions. The structure, massive foundation and power of the great years is not there, but that has been replaced by pure charm, lots of ripe fruit and a sensuous style. Most consumers probably prefer this style to a big blockbuster, and this 2011 should be hugely successful when released.
92-95 points, The Wine Advocate

2012 Robert Craig Affinity, Napa Valleycraig affinity
On Sale $49.99
…the estate Cabernet Sauvignon from the foothills just south of Stag’s Leap blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. An absolutely stunning value in Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, the wine has an inky/purple color, a big sweet kiss of créme de cassis, spice box, mocha and assorted black fruits. It is full-bodied and ripe with low acidity and sweet tannins. This wine is showy and up front, but has enough stuffing to last 7-10 years or more.
92 points, The Wine Advocate

2011 Robert Craig Affinity, Napa Valley
On Sale $49.99
Bright medium ruby. Aromas of black plum, dark cherry and mocha are complicated by musky, smoky spices. Silky and sweet but with good juicy clarity and lift to the perfumed flavors of raspberry, black cherry, menthol, tobacco and peppery herbs. Finishes with rather suave tannins and very good verve and sneaky length. The best value in the 2011 portfolio.
91 points, Stephen Tanzer

Another Bargain Pinot?!

Our streak continues of finding great value Pinots… try this delicious Mahoney from Carneros! We’re pouring it along with 14 other awesome party wines tomorrow!

2011 Mahoney Pinot Noir, Carnerosmahoney
On Sale $14.99
The best of our 40 lots of Pinot Noir from Mahoney Ranch and Las Brisas Vineyard are blended into this complex wine, showcasing seven distinct clones grown in diverse microclimates and soils. The wine displays wonderfully structured mouthfeel accompanied by layer upon layer of abundant red fruit flavors and varietal spice.
Winemaker’s Notes

 

15 Great Party Wines!!

WHITES

2013 Kennedy Point Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
On Sale $15.99
The medium-bodied 2013 Sauvignon Blanc exhibits notes of pea pods, fresh asparagus and green apples with an undercurrent of gooseberries. It possesses a tart acid backbone and a long, leafy finish.
The Wine Advocate

2012 Domaine de Beauregard, Muscadet Sevre et Mainebeauregard
On Sale $13.99
Incredibly bright and crisp, Bearegard’s Muscadet features lemon, lime skin, and tart apple. The palate is mellowed by the lees aging and adds a bit of weight as well as unripe pear. a clean bright finish makes this a great foil for seafood.
Merch Notes

2013 Domaine les Grands Bois Viognier, Cotes du Rhone
On Sale $15.99
A classy lassy, this Viognier is redolent with white flowers, orange peel, and white peach. A streak of mineral and racy acidity keep things interesting as the palate unfold with more flowers and more citrus zest ending in a crisp, medium bodied finish.
Merch Notes

2012 Cantina del Taburno “Greco,” Beneventano IGTtaburno
On Sale $12.99
Intense straw yellow. Elegant, fruity, dry apricot, citrus peel and honey tones in the nose. Full, fruity, warm, fresh, quite supple, intense.
Winemaker’s Notes

2010 Cavas El Cep Marques de Gelida Pinot Noir Cava
On Sale $15.99
The 2010 Marques de Gelida Pinot Noir Rose Brut Reserva (100% Pinot Noir) comes from a 46-acre parcel of head-trained Pinot Noir vines planted on limestone soils. The wine’s light salmon color is followed by a perfumed nose of strawberries, cherries and apple skins. Crisp, elegant and light to medium-bodied, it is a dry, pure rose sparkler that should drink well for several years.
The Wine Advocate

REDS

2012 Redwood Vineyards Pinot Noir, CA
On Sale $7.99
This Classic Pinot Noir was crafted in the French style, highlighting the delicate cherry, strawberry, and plum aromas with a subtle touch of cedar and oak. Red raspberry and cherry flavors delight the palate, with a hint of ripe fruit, white pepper and oak lingering on the finish.
Winemaker’s Notes

2011 Mahoney Pinot Noir, Carneros
On Sale $14.99
(see tasting notes above)

farnese sangio2013 Fantini Farnese Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC
On Sale $9.99
Ruby red with garnet reflections, the bouquet is fruity and quite persistent, reminiscent of red fruits, marasca cherries and plums with vanilla nuances; full-bodied, with good balance and firm tannins, flavorful and long on the palate, immediately appealing and versatile.
Winemaker’s Notes

2013 Fantini Farnese Sangiovese IGT (Abruzzo).
On Sale $9.99
Garnet color, fruity bouquet of strawberries and black cherries with vinous notes and hints of wood, quite intense and persistent; medium-bodied, with firm tannins and good balance, immediate appeal.
Winemaker’s Notes

2012 Tinto Figaro, Calatayud, Spain
On Sale $7.99
This 2012 Tinto (100% Grenache) offers uplifted, fragrant notes of licorice, lavender and black cherry jam. Intense and spicy with medium to full body, and not a hard edge to be found, this is a classic, seductive, consumer-friendly Grenache to drink over the next 1-2 years.
89 points, The Wine Advocate

2013 Domaine de la Mordoree Cotes du Rhone Rouge “la Dame Rousse”
On Sale $16.99 750mL (Lowest price in the country!)
“This too is hand harvested, and has a knock out nose of lavender, kirsch and silky tannin. The blend this year is Grenache 40 %, Syrah 30 %, Cinsault 15 %, Carignan 10 %, Counoise 5 %. Great for immediate pleasure.”
Winemaker’s Notes

2012 Amalaya Malbec blend, Saltaamalaya
On Sale $13.99
A crisp red, with lightly smoked loganberry and mincemeat flavors. A mix of white pepper and minerally notes emerges on the fresh, engaging finish. Drink now.
88 points, Wine Spectator

2011 Silver Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County
On Sale $15.99
This is classic Sonoma Cabernet without the “classic” Sonoma price. From the excellent 2009 vintage, this wine has big plush black fruit flavors complimented by soft tannins and lingering finish.
Merch Notes

2012 The Path Cabernet Sauvignon, California
On Sale $9.99
Bright garnet in color, The Path 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of blackberry, vanilla and a hint of tea leaves. Focused juicy cherry fruit flavors complemented by red currant and toasted cedar notes. This medium-bodied wine packs a lot of flavor while showing superb clarity and an incredibly long finish.
Winemaker’s Notes

NV Austin Hope Red Blend “Troublemaker (B7)”
On Sale $12.99
“…Troublemaker is a truly distinct Paso blend consisting of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre,and Zinfandel. By using a multi-vintage approach, winemaker Austin Hope allows the wine to show uncanny complexity in its youth, yet rich and fruit-forward characteristics that make it ready upon release. With rich aromatics that display hints of smoke and violets, bright fruit on the palate and a long finish, Troublemaker shows amazing depth and structure.”
Austin Hope, Winemaker