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ANGEL VINE 11 PRIMITIVO
ANGEL VINE 2011 PRIMITIVO
COLUMBIA VALLEY 750mL
Item: #200760
Bottle Size:750ml
$16.99
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The wine showed a dark ruby color. Blackberry, cassis, leather and oak all arrived on the nose. Blackberry, cassis, mossy earth, currants and oak comprised the palate. The wine showed Read More...
great structure and length. A winner through and through, this wine shows that reds other than just pinot noir are being made in Oregon on a world-class scale.
ANNE AMIE 14 MUELLER THURGAU
$14.95
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Every so often, one of our wine distributors bring us a wine that throws us for a loop...this is one of those times! Mueller-Thurgau is a cross of two different varieties.This was Read More...
done by Hermann Mueller from the town of Thurgau (yes, coming up witha name is that easy!), and as of 2006, it is the second most widely planted grape in Germany, yet is also planted in Austria, Italy, U.S.A., and Australia, among others. It is hard to think a grape this obscure would actually light a fire under us, but this wine offers so much for so little money, that it is actually wine-of-the-month material. Heck,even one of our senior wine staff members said it was the best wine value he has tasted all year!

Stainless steel fermented at a low 45 degrees for freshness and maximumvarietal character, this is a vibrant, zippy, and mineral-laced wine with aromas of greenapples, kaffir limes, and white flowers, while the flavors show star fruit, lime, passionfruit, and granny smith apple. Clean, and with good acidity, this is an amazing value,and might possible become your new house white.
COPPOLA 13 ROSSO
COPPOLA 2013 ROSSO
Item: #227980
Bottle Size:750ml
$7.98
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ELK COVE 14 PG WILLAMETTE
ELK COVE 2014 PINOT GRIS
WILLAMETTE VALLEY 750mL
Item: #218890
Bottle Size:750ML
$13.99
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JAMES 13 MUSCAT DREAM CATCHER
$10.98
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There’s a reason everybody seems to be having fun while drinking Toby’s wines…..they’re fun, delicious wines that don’t cost a lot! Tobin James has one of the “must see” tasting rooms Read More...
in Paso Robles, and visitors routinely make new friends with other visitors there! This Muscat is made in an off-dry style, but in no way cloying, and offers aromas of tangerine, white peach, honeysuckle, and a hint of soft spice. It has a rich, round mouth feel of citrus, melon and litchi, and is refreshing as a cool breeze on a hot summer day.
KRUPP 13 SG
$69.98
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LA CHERTOSA 12 SG RES SONOMA V
$29.98
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WINE ENTHUSIAST 91 POINTS - "Sonoma Valley stalwart Sam Sebastiani returns to the winemaking fold with this small-production Sangiovese. A juicy Read More...
study in robust, powerful tannins and fresh plum, it has a trace of anise on the back of the palate. Blended with 8% Petite Sirah and 4% Malbec, it spent a year in older French oak barrels and is a delicious California version of the Italian classic."

GREAT NEWS SAM SEBASTIANI IS BACK IN THE WINE BUSINESS!
ONLY 100 CASES PRODUCED EACH VINTAGE


FRUIT FORWARD WITH NOTES OF RED RASPBERRY AND DELICATE ROSE PETAL

SHOWCASES HINTS OF SONOMA'S RED SOIL, SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE GRAPE'S NATIVE TUSCANY

GOLD MEDAL
-- 2014 PRESS DEMOCRAT NORTH COAST WINE CHALLENGE

GOLD MEDAL
-- 2015 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION

SILVER AWARD
-- 2014 SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION

SILVER MEDAL
-- 2014 LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS

SILVER MEDAL
-- 2014 CRITICS CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION


La Chertosa is named for the magnificent 14th century Renaissance monastery in the Tuscan valley of Farneta, Italy where the Sebastiani ancestral roots began. Here Sam's grandfather Samuele Sebastiani learned from the monks to make wine in the "Old World" style. Samuele came to Sonoma in 1893, and found that Sonoma closely resembled faraway Farneta in three ways; it boasted a mild Mediterranean climate, had the same Mediterranean red soils and was blessed with gently sloping hillsides. He founded Sebastiani Winery in 1904, one of the first wineries in California and employed the time-honored techniques taught him by the Carthusian monks in Farneta, to create in Sonoma, the winemaking style Sam continues in crafting the harmonic flavors in La Chertosa wines.

La Chertosa wines can be purchased at fine wine locations in California, Nebraska and Colorado or by visiting www.lachertosawines.com. La Chertosa will release its 2014 Sonoma Valley Reserve Chardonnay, a 2014 Sonoma Valley Reserve Sangiovese, and the 2014 Amador County Zinfandel shortly. La Chertosa was chosen by Wine Business Monthly a "Hot Brand of 2014" designation.
LUNA 12 SANGIOVESE
LUNA 2012 SANGIOVESE
NAPA VALLEY 750mL
Item: #236680
Bottle Size:750ML
$15.99
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The 2012 Napa Valley Sangiovese is perfumed with aromas of violets and caramel. The palate begins with a refreshing cherry cola entry, followed by white pepper and plums. The finish Read More...
is rounded out with supple blackberries, hints of vanilla, and velvety tannins.
This wine will pair perfectly with a wide variety of pastas, pizzas, and gamey meats.
MERKIN 13 CHUPACABRA BLANCA
$19.95
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In addition to the Caduceus wines, James Maynard Keenan (of Tool fame) also has his hand in the Merkin Vineyards and Winery. The Chupacabra Blanca is their Shape Shifter white blend. Read More...
This year's moving target is Chenin Blanc, Sav Blanc, Reisling, Chard, Pinot Grigio from Luna County, New Mexico. Crisp, aromatic, high elevation desert white. 34% Sauvignon Blanc, 24% Pinot Grigio, 16% Chardonnay, 11% Gewurztraminer, 6% Viognier, 5% Riesling, and 4% Chenin Blanc.
PALMINA 09 NEBBIOLO SBC
PALMINA 2009 NEBBIOLO
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY 750mL
Item: #249010
Bottle Size:750ml
$31.98
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Palmina is a passion project of husband-and-wife team Steve and Chrystal Clifton. Sharing a love for all things Italian, they have crafted the Palmina wines to be full of complexity Read More...
while able to complement and enhance food. They utilize traditional Italian techniques for grape-growing and winemaking practices along with a new world attitude to produce wine of distinction. Their Santa Barbara Nebbiolo was aged in mostly used oak barrels to allow the wines to demonstrate their beautiful flavor nuances and achieve a texture that is balanced. A come-hither rich ruby color first invites you to the glass and encourages a swirl. A first sip delivers a textural yin-yang of bright acidity and dusty tannins that envelop and transport flavors of mulberry and tea, red plum skin and dried cherry, blackcurrant and cassis. This is an elegantly proportioned, this is fresh enough on its own, shows great with food and might just have its hooks in you after you are done!
PALMINA 13 DOLCETTO SBC
PALMINA 2013 DOLCETTO
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY 750mL
Item: #249040
Bottle Size:750ml
$17.99
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“Dolcetto” translates to “little sweet one”- not because it is a sweet wine (it is perfectly dry) - because it is a friendly and easygoing grape to work with and so pleasurable in Read More...
the glass. Even Dolcetto’s hue speaks to its easy going nature, with a deep and bright ruby color inviting a sip. The nose is spicy and very berry, with a hint of spice mingling with blackberry aromas that waft from the glass. On the palate, there is a perception of hard-candy sweetness that mingles with a beautifully balanced acidity and soft tannin structure. Concentrated black raspberry and plum preserve flavors are interlaced with a subtle earthy minerality that leaves a lasting impression of raspberry, a hint of “red vine” licorice and toasted almonds at last sip. Dolcetto is the perfect picnic wine, a delightful interlude between white and heavier red wines at a multi-course dinner and the ultimate complement to pizza, which is our featured recipe! Enjoy in its youth and serve either at cellar temperature or even slightly chilled.
PALMINA 14 PG SBC
PALMINA 2014 PINOT GRIGIO
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY 750mL
Item: #249020
Bottle Size:750ml
$13.95
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This winery can’t stay out of our newsletter! If you have been one of the customers that have cleaned us out of the winery’s other varietals, then you know why. The facts are undeniable; Read More...
although this isn’t even California’s strong point, these Italian-varietal wines have made their mark here at the store.

Palmina is a Californian celebration of the rich, wonderful lifestyle and attitude toward food, wine, friends, and family that exists in Italy. Owner/winemaker Steve Clifton (also of Brewer-Clifton fame) took an interest during a trip to Italy to visit family, and after returning, he found himself working at an Italian restaurant in Laguna Beach. Today, he and his wife Chrystal, who studied at the University of Bologna and is fluent in Italian, have shown for several years that they make some of the tastiest Cal-Ital wines in California!

Truly a mélange of flavors, textures and nuances of the vineyards, and the very small and warm 2014 growing season. Pale, pale gold in color, this Pinot Grigio is crystal clear and brilliant in nature. A bouquet of citrus peel, wild arugula and honeysuckle tease the senses. A sip astonishes with crisp and refreshing acidity delivering white peach, Bosc pear and Fuyu persimmon flavors, all mingling with a stony, flinty character. Beautifully balanced, the wine lingers on the palate with nuances of nectarine and almond. This is a firm, focused wine with a beautifully dry finish that acts as its own worldwide ambassador for the perfect Pinot Grigio climate and soils of Santa Barbara County.
REFUGIO RANCH 14 MALVASIA
$17.98
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The 2014 Malvasia Bianca leaps from the glass with a lively and perfumed nose of lemon verbena and coconut water, accented by a hint of sweet black licorice. A very clean and delicate Read More...
mouthfeel provides beautiful precision and minerality, river rock, lime zest and juicy tangerine. This wine begs to be enjoyed in the summertime, on the beach with light cheeses and fruit.
SAGGI 13 RED
$41.99
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Among Tuscany's oldest and most prestigious wine families, Ambrogio and Giovanni Folonari (father and son) teamed with Allen Shoup to produce a wine that is true to Washington State’Read More...
s terroir with plenty of Italian character. Saggi (meaning "wisdom") is a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah varieties, selected from the Columbia Valley's finest vineyards. Saggi is one of six distinct red wines from the Long Shadows Vintners Collection.
Dark cherry aromas and raspberry flavors combine with a hint of nutmeg and smoky earthiness. An elegant entry in the front of the mouth reveals refined tannins with focused concentration, enhanced by the wine's rich and supple mouth feel.
SANTO TOMAS 11 TINTA MEXICO
$25.99
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A blend of 80% Barbera and 20% Merlot.
SEGHESIO 11 SG
SEGHESIO 2011 SANGIOVESE
ALEXANDER VALLEY 750mL
Item: #258990
Bottle Size:750ML
$25.99
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Concentrated red fruit of raspberries and cherries with notes of anise. It has a cool entry with nice acidity, leading to a rich mid-palate. The lingering finish intermingles fruit Read More...
and Sangiovese's dusty tannins. This wine captures the essence of Sangiovese.
SEGHESIO 11 SG VENOM
$46.99
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Growing and producing world class Sangiovese is not for the faint of heart. Rattlesnakes, thistle and America’s most unique clone of Sangiovese are all that thrive atop Rattlesnake Read More...
Hill on Seghesio Family Vineyards’ Home Ranch. The shallow topsoil and virtually impenetrable volcanic shale are the perfect foil in taming this vigorous varietal into producing intensely flavored grapes. The clone, planted in 1910 by Edoardo Seghesio in America’s oldest Sangiovese vineyard, produces small-berried,
loosely formed clusters.
TABLAS CREEK 14 VERMENTINO
TABLAS CREEK 2014 VERMENTINO
ESTATE PASO ROBLES 750mL
Item: #275610
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:90
$23.99
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This is Tablas Creek’s ninth bottling of this traditional Mediterranean varietal, known principally in Sardinia, Corsica, and Northern Italy. It is also grown in the Rhone Valley (Read More...
particularly Côtes de Provence) where it is known as Rolle. The Vermentino grape produces wines that are bright, clean, and crisp, with distinctive citrus character, refreshing acidity and surprising richness.

When Tablas Creek imported their Châteauneuf du Pape clones, their contact in the French nursery service included the Vermentino because he believed it would thrive in the rocky limestone soils of Paso Robles. Tablas Creek has planted two small blocks of Vermentino, and it has indeed thrived here.

ANTONIO GALLONI'S VINOUS MEDIA 90 POINTS - "Bright straw. Lively, mineral-accented citrus and orchard fruit aromas, with a hint of ginger in the background. Shows green apple and tangerine qualities on the palate, with white pepper and quinine notes building slowly. Nervy, sharply focused and taut on the incisive, persistent finish, with the tangerine note repeating."

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 90 POINTS - "I had a terrific visit with Jason Haas and Neil Collins at Tablas Creek, and while I think their 2012s are a step back, the 2013s are superb, and the 2014s look even better. In addition, I was able to do a full 2005 retrospective, but will publish that as a stand-alone report at a later date."

"The completely stainless-steel raised 2014 Vermentino offers crisp and steely notes of lime, citrus rind, mint and herbs in its beautifully fresh, balanced, juicy and refreshing style. It's a perfect summer drinker to serve chilled."
TOFANELLI 12 CHARBONO
TOFANELLI 2012 CHARBONO
NAPA VALLEY 750mL
Item: #268840
Bottle Size:750ml
$37.95
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In addition to being extremely dark and deep, the aromas and flavors of this exotic wine combine distinctive aspects of blueberry compote, brioche, hazelnut, sweet tobacco, allspice, Read More...
leather and wet granite. Mouth-filling and very inviting, its finely-grained tannins conjure plush black velvet. This wine is fantastic with food, and will age graciously for up to 15 years. Tofanelli has become one of the more respected vineyards in the Napa Valley. Their fruit goes to such luminaries as Turley, Orin Swift, and Neyers. Located just one mile south of Calistoga, the gravelly loam soil and dry farming techniques (read: no irrigation) lead to grapes of concentrated colors and flavors. Above all, Tofanelli uses no pesticides or herbicides.
TRINITAS 10 MOSCATO
TRINITAS 2010 MOSCATO
CALIFORNIA 750mL
Item: #274890
Bottle Size:750ml
$9.99
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2010 Moscato has aromatics of stone fruit, peach blossoms and pear. On the palate there is a smooth texture with just a touch of spritz. Our Trinitas Moscato has bright acidity with Read More...
flavors that will remind you of sweet summer peaches. It is crisp and clean with a finish that will dance across your palate.

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