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COMING OFF THEIR 97 POINT 2015 CABERNET
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Deep ruby in color, the 2016 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses intense fragrances of black currants, ripe black cherries and blackberries with subtle notes of violets, mocha and dried spices. It’s a big, powerful, modern-styled wine with velvety tannins and heaps of juicy blackberry and cherry fruit, while nuances of cedar, clove and vanilla bean round out the long, smooth finish. It’s full bodied, rich and balanced by fresh acidity with a supple, polished tannin structure.
94 points & Double Gold Medal - San Diego County Fair "Toast of the Coast" 2019
This Castle Rock Cabernet is a deliciously full wine loaded with nuance and flavor. It is deep garnet in color and has aromas of blackberries, cherry, and cassis. on the palate, it has supple tannins and flavors of ripe plum and dark fruit finishing with a hint of cedar.
Pronounced Lah-GRAYHN or Lah-GRINE, this cool climate, high-elevation red varietal is a 500 year-old cross between Teroldego and Pinot Noir.
The Praxis Central Coast vineyard has similar climatic properties and was the first American vineyard planted to the varietal. The color of the wine is deep, saturated purple with red highlights.
Aromas of Bing cherry, violets and dark roses evidencing the Pinot Noir heritage of the grape waft from the glass followed by hints of toasted hazelnut from the French oak. On the palate, flavors of pomegranate, blackberry and cherry are complemented by notes of dark chocolate and mocha on the finish. The wine is full in the mid-palate with a long finish and soft dusty tannins.
It is fresh and intense on the nose, revealing aromas of citrus and exotic fruits, flowers and a few notes of candy, pear and pineapple
87 Points Wine Enthusiast
An interesting blend of 51% Merlot and 23% Chardonnay, with the remainder Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling, this rosé is tight and crisp in feel, with tart red berries taking center stage over softer flavors of peach and apricot. The palate is light in feel, with an ever-present vein of acidity keeping focus.
New From the Wagner Family...makers of Caymus, Belle Glos, Conundrum, Mer Soleil
Medium ruby-red, this wine opens with scents of currants and dried roses, grape pomace, and freshly tilled soil. The nose is nuanced with toasty oak imparting a subtle smoked meat character. Flavors of blueberries and blackberries mix with the warmth of vanilla and toasted bread. Silky tannins and striking smoothness. Mouthwatering, lengthy finish trails off with the taste of unsweetened chocolate and cassis.
90 Points Wine Enthusiast
This wine’s bold black fruit aromas are a touch clipped. Its saturated palate offers a massive mouthful of berry fruit and tannins and chocolate notes. On the finish, it’s peppery, toasty and stout. Serve this always reliable Malbec blend with grilled beef in the Argentino style. – MS
95 points Decanter
93 points James Suckling
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Opaque, dark ruby color introduces this wine that expresses dark fruit aroma and flavors. With spicy sweet oak complexity, the wine exudes dark fruit such as blackberry, black currant, blueberry and dark cherry. There are nuances of dark chocolate, chocolate berry truffle dusted with cocoa powder, cola, aromatic cedar, cinnamon, clove, graham crackers and a hint of tobacco. The body is very full with a soft entry, coupled with dark cherry/berry flavors that develop from start to finish. With great texture and mouth feel, this Cabernet is full-bodied, rich and opulent. In one word… delicious.
This 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has been blended from Cabernet Sauvignon and small amounts of Petite Sirah and Syrah sourced from cool-climate growing regions of California. The wine is deep ruby in color with a medium body and soft, ripe tannins. It opens with aromas of black cherries, blackberries, and cassis with hints of cigar box, black pepper, vanilla, toasty oak, and French roast coffee. Flavors of Bing cherries, plum, vanilla, coffee, and toasty oak, lead to a long finish. Enjoy with roasted or grilled meat, hearty pasta, and strong cheeses.
New From the Wagner Family...makers of Caymus, Belle Glos, Conundrum, Mer Soleil
Sea Sun is a new California Chardonnay whose character speaks to the unique terrain where it is sourced in Santa Barbara, Monterey and Solano Counties. These premier growing regions span several hundred miles and feature subtle differences. The result is a wine featuring the best characteristics of Chardonnay, with fruit flavors, oak and acidity in harmony and balance.
Dark, savory notes of dried oregano and thyme juxtapose riper, fruitier raspberry and watermelon tones in this plump rosé. It's rounded and rich on the palate, balanced by fresh acidity and lingering, tea-like tannins. A refreshing yet structured wine to enjoy with foods year round.
At once fresh and fruity yet with an uncommonly serious side, the Lucy Rosé shows a sense of polish and crafting that sets it apart, and, for all of its youthful charm and appeal, it is the rare Rosé that can benefit further from a year or two of additional age.
88 Points Wine Enthusiast
This blend of Syrah, Merlot and Petite Sirah has generous plum, tar, herb, blueberry and blackberry aromas. They lead to full-bodied fruit flavors that lose a bit of their concentration and rhythm toward the finish but still provide a lot of enjoyment.
Deep purple in color, the wine brims with aromas of wild blueberries, cassis, and pleasing notes of forest floor. The palate is initially treated to dense flavors of plum, milk chocolate and framboise. Following, a delightful interplay of violet, anise, black tea, and brown spices soon emerge giving further character to the wine. Silky tannins encapsulate things with a very pure and true finish.
A perfect white wine year-round on the Gulf Coast. This wine was a big hit in our WineStation.
Golden straw in color, the wine boasts fresh and engaging aromas of honeysuckle, lime zest, and orange blossom. Bright and lively upon entry, it leads to a textural mélange of Meyer lemon, almond, pear, and mountain herbs. There is a hint of wet stone that juxtaposes nicely with an ever-present vein of acidity that provides for a clean finish.
89 POINTS WINE ENTHUSIAST
Made with 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot and 5% Colorino, this juicy wine opens with aromas of blue flower, black-skinned berry and a whiff of tobacco. The savory palate doles out Marasca cherry, licorice and black pepper alongside velvety tannins. Enjoy over the next few years.
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90 Points Wine Spectator!
A very fresh style, with high-pitched red currant and bitter cherry notes, lined with a mouthwatering iron streak. Bright savory and floral accents add lift on the finish. Very pure. Drink now through 2022. 2,000 cases made.
On the nose, bright citrus aromas are accented by fresh meringue with a hint of vanilla. On the palate, enjoy the essence of Sierra Madre’s unique fruit — rich, mouth-filling flavors of crisp citrus with a delicate, balanced pear finish. 10SPAN’s natural acidity will allow this wine to age gracefully and improve for an exceptionally long period.
88 Points Wine Enthusiast!
Broad aromas of yellow pear and nectarine meld with hints of butter and gunmetal on the nose. There is decent tension to the palate, where Bosc pear and Gravenstein apple flavors arise.
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Elderberry, wood smoke, charred beef and baked soil show on the nose of this bottling from a region south of Hollister. There is a lot of earthy flavor on the sip, with wet soil adding to the tangy black plum skin and smoke qualities.
BenMarco Malbec is a testament to Uco Valley, from which it hails, proffering aromas of fresh black fruit and floral notes of violets. The palate shows great balance, very fine tannins, and a thread of acidity going through its core, lifting it up and going its length.
90 Points Robert Parker!
“Dave Phinney - is one of the more creative young minds in all of the world’s winedom. He is doing things that are far beyond his modest age and deserves to be commended for the brilliant individuality/singularity of all of his efforts.”
“As of now, Dave Phinney might be my “value winemaker of the year” candi- date. If there are better wines for under $20 a bottle in the world today, please share that information with the Wine Advocate.’ –
A blend of Negroamaro and Nero d’Avola from the Southern region of Puglia combined with Barbera from Piemonte in the North.
A vast array of aromas escape the glass—black cherry, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cured meat—which are complemented by shades of sandalwood, vanilla, balsa and evergreen. The entry is silky smooth with a textured mid-palate of velvety fig, blueberry jam and soft oak. A hint of sea salt on the finish is rounded out with a mouthfeel that fades slowly.
89 Points Wine Spectator!
This generous white shows good cut to the peach, apple and spice flavors. Firms up, leaving a mouthwatering impression and a hint of mineral on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 1,000 cases imported.
Tasting Notes Aromas of Lychee, Stone Fruit, & Green Apple with Crisp, Refreshing Notes of Granny Smith Apple, Kiwi, & White Peach
93 Points Tasting Panel Magazine
2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Gold Medal
2017 Los Angeles Int'l Wine Competition - 92 Pooints /Gold Medal
This is a limited vintage from the highest nine acre block of the Goodchild Vineyard, an outstanding location to grow the superior clone 667.
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Intensely colored, with great freshness and spicy strawberry, watermelon and sage aromas. Bone dry.
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Cassis and bramble fruit with a hint of Mother Earth and sufficient cocoa to make it interesting. It tastes like cabernet. Nuanced and satisfying, you will not be disappointed in flavors that pour out of this bottle.
Nervy acidity lends a particularly food-friendly vibe to this light-bodied rosé. It's airy and delicate, rather than deeply concentrated, barely perfumed by whispers of raspberry and rose petal. The finish is brisk, cooling and fresh.
Brilliant color, with hints of purple and violet. Delicate aroma accentuated by black fruits marcado por la fruta negra. Fresh fruits which remind of ripe cherries. Distinct firestone notes, hints of smoke, ash and graphite.
Young and firm to the point of tightness, this suggests a light mix of celery, cucumber, lemon and apple, with a whiff of coconut. There's a woody—not toasty—scent underlying it and carrying through on the palate.
Clean, crisp and green with a fresh lime lift. Great aperitif. Also pair with field greens or spinach quiche.
Planet Oregon wines source sustainably grown, responsibly produced and are crafted to enjoy early and often. 97% Chardonnay, 3% aromatic white blend.
89 Points Wine Enthusiast! Aromas of white stone fruit, spring blossom and graphite. The linear palate evokes apple, ripe yellow pear, lemon rind and flint alongside fresh acidity. A hint of toasted nut backs up the finish.
Éric Chevalier is a rising star in the Nantais of the Loire Valley. Éric sustainably farms twenty-five hectares of vines, producing wines of great character and finesse.
94 Points James Suckling! Intense aromas of blueberries, raspberries, lemons, orange skin and hints of light cedar. Medium to full body, polished and silky texture round tannins and a crispy and long finish.
The Dr. Loosen Up is fun, approachable and satisfying. Wonderfully aromatic, with delightfully fresh, fruity flavors on the palate, moderate sweetness is balanced by zippy acidity that makes this harmonious and crisp on the finish.
There's a buzz of electric acidity that hits the mid-palate here, softened by tones of luscious peach, pineapple and guava. It's delicate and thrilling on the palate but lavishly floral and fruity through a long, reverberating finish.
A rich bouquet of apple-butter, honey suckle, lime blossom and notes of lemon candy, which is closely followed by a full mouth of golden delicious apple, citrus, and pear flavors. Hints of lemon and lime compliment the long toasted butter finish.
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The 2015 Firesteed Pinot Noir Rosé's crisp, intense aromas of wild strawberry and rose petals are nicely supported by the wine's expansive mouth feel and Classic-Rosé finish. Though perfect for our Gulf Coast warm weather, this exceptionally versatile wine is ready for any course, soup to nuts in every season.
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88 Points Wine Enthusiast! Vincent Lataste's organic wine is light, bright and immediately refreshing. This is a wine that shows a strongly herbal side. It has citrus and green apple flavors that are crisp and tight. With perfumed acidity at the end, the wine is delicious to drink now. It won 2016 Best of Wine Tourism award for B&B in giant wine barrels.
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Intense robe provides a nice presentation. Harmonious notes of red fruits and spices. After a frank attack, the mouth is round and full, underlined by melted tannins. Fine wine and elegant, ready to drink now and for 3 years.