2015 Paul Hobbs 'Crossbarns'
Sonoma County, California
Compelling aromas of blackberry, anise, cigar box, and wet slate emerge out of this unique wine. The supple mouthfeel, laced with fine grain tannins, leads into a long, powerful, and deliciously mouthwatering finish. This wine bestows balance and savory elements that set it apart from other Cabernets!
2015 Do Ferreiro
Rias Baixas, Spain
This mouthwatering Albarino has complex aromas of exotic fruits with wet earth/herbal tones and a kiss of ocean. The palate is textured with excellent acidity. Without a doubt one of our favorites !
NV Chartogne-Taillet Rose
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
This wine offers finely tuned, mouthwatering acidity paired with fruit-forward flavors of candied cherry and currant, macerated plum, pastry dough and spiced nuts, unquestionably making it a crowd pleasing-rosé!
2015 Arnoux Lachaux, Bourgogne Rouge "Pinot Fin"
The grapes are from Chambolle-Musigny, Vosne-Romanee and Nuits-Saint-Georges, making this wine an exceptional Bourgogne Rouge. It’s a great buy and will be able to age for 5-8 years.
2014 Entre Nous
Napa Valley, California
This green and flinty Sauvignon Blanc, coming from a limited production winery, is a must try! Notes of lemon and lime, some grapefruit zest with a hint of tropical fruits mingle on the nose with whispers of new oak. This wine ends beautifully with a crisp and dry finish.
2016 Jean-Luc Colombo, "La Redonne"
Cotes-du-Rhone, Northern Rhone Valley, France
Viognier is usually not my favorite grape… can be too heavy, waxy and perfume-like…. BUT this Côte du Rhone is very well balanced. Exotic aromas of mangos white flowers while the palate features a fruity attack with apricot, peach and citrus flavors.
2016 Tissot, "Singulier"
This is one of my favorite producer from Jura ( I actually serve this at my wedding) Perfect summer red (slightly chilled) Trousseau is a native grape of Jura. If you love Pinot Noir , Gamay, Sangiovese will love this wine. Heady and foxy, with aromas of red fruits, game, and violets. The palate is crisp but round, with complex red fruit, cocoa, caramel, game and sweet spice flavors.
Limerick Lane Vineyard, Russian River Valley, California
Even thought it’s 90 Degrees out, you may still want a nice Zinfandel…this one is great!
Brambly spicy nose of all sorts of fresh berries: raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, marionberries — you name it, a cornucopia of fresh fruit. The wine has soft tannins, but very bright acidity, zesty and clean — not the heavy Zinfandel one could expect — this one is zingy and fresh, finishing with a thread of loamy soil as a reminder that this is a serious wine.
2017 Minuty 281
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault
Cotes de Provence, France
Well you might ask why would a rosé be $76.99? This top tier bottling from Minuty is worth every penny and will absolutely knock your socks off!
2015 Domaine Billard-Gonnet
Pommard-Rugiens Bas 1er Cru, Burgundy, France
We LOVE some Pommard…. but Allen Meadows says it best:
“Outstanding. From 3 separate parcels totaling .75 ha which were planted in 1950. As is generally the case, this is more elegant and refined than any of the preceding wines with its layered nose of ripe but brooding dark currant, violet and spice scents. There is excellent volume and power to the broad-shouldered and overtly mineral-inflected flavors that culminate in an explosively persistent finish. This is not quite as chiseled as it usually is but the finish makes it abundantly clear that this is going to age for a very long time. Once again, patience, and plenty of it, required. Excellent and highly recommended if you have that patience.” 94 points, Allen Meadows – Burghound
2015 Alain Voge, "Les Chailles"
Cornas, Rhone Valley, France
AH CORNAS… 100% deep, spicy, savory Syrah from the Northern Rhone… If you never try a Cornas before you are missing out!
Napa Valley, California
Yes Rombauer also makes a bright, unoaked Sauvignon blanc. It exudes aromas of key lime, mango, papaya, and white nectarine with a hint of fresh-cut grass. The palate is fresh and enticing, as grapefruit, pineapple, and passion fruit intertwine with Meyer lemon and lime, making the mouth water.
2017 Domaine du Bagnol Cassis Magnum
Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault
This rosé comes from a handful of parcels planted in clay and limestone soils, on a gentle north-northwest-facing slope. The winery makes only a small quantity of this, making this extremely hard to find, but its deliciousness makes it highly sought after. Get yours before it’s gone. ONLY 5 MAGNUMS LEFT!!
2015 Chateau de Beaucastel
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault
Rhone Valley, France
“A stunner from the get-go, with waves of thoroughly seductive boysenberry, plum, blueberry and raspberry reduction forming the core, while roasted apple wood, rooibos tea, bergamot, and anise notes flash throughout. Has plenty of bass, with a Turkish coffee accent and a hint of alder driving underneath. Everything moves in lockstep through the seriously long finish. Best from 2020 through 2045. 12,500 cases made.” (WS 97 pts.)
2016 Matsu "El Picaro"
Tinta de Toro
This wine has a great crimson color, an expression of its young age. Dark fruits dominate with notes of blackberries, blueberries and some minerality and nuttiness creating complexity. Definitely ageable and pairs nicely with sharp cheeses and savory meats.
We also carry: El Recio and El Viejo.
2016 Julie Balagny "Cayenne" Fleurie
Beaujolais Lovers, this is for you!
From vines around 40 years old planted over basalt, a terroir which produces some of our favorite expressions of Gamay and this is no exception. Incredibly pure, vibrant and fine.
2015 Drew Family Cellars "The Ornbaun"
Mendocino Ridge, California
Serious ripeness, juiciness and some light oak stand out in this deep-colored wine grown at high elevation. Medium in body, with good midpalate depth and plenty of persistence, this wine is very nicely balanced with an expressive finish.
2017 Broc Cellars, Koukou
Happy Canyon - Santa Barbara
Coucou, a French hello and greeting, was fitting for the first vintage we made last year because it tasted ready before the end of the year it was harvested in. The wine has now evolved to KOUKOU – The grapes were brought in and placed whole cluster in 5-ton fermenters. Foot stomped in the morning and pumped over in the evening. We gently pressed into neutral French oak barrels and aged for 5 months.
2012 Marchesi di Barolo "Peiragal"
This very aromatic, perfumed red wine has notes of incense, spice and berry. Full-bodied, soft and round-textured with a gorgeous finish of cinnamon and blackberry, this is a Barbera that delivers class and balance!
2016 Jean Foillard "Cuvee Corcelette"
We love our Beaujolais!
This Jean Foillard has a beautiful bouquet of violet flowers, cherries and raspberries. With great acidity and smokey mineralty on the palate, this wine is well balanced between fruit and spice. Foillard is one of the classic Cru Beauolais producers so don’t be afraid to age this bottle for a few years if you’re so inclined!