Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
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PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Indian Wells Cabernet is our warm climate, ripe, jammy "New World" style of Cabernet Sauvignon. Vineyards in the area are more than a decade old now and showing character and complexity. This lush wine reveals fruit-forward blackberry and cherry flavors and dark fruit aromas.
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About Chateau Ste. Michelle:

Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. The winery combines Old World winemaking with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chateau Ste. Michelle receives some of the highest accolades in the industry, including "American Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast for 2004 and "2005 Winery of the Year" by Restaurant Wine. In addition, the winery's Eroica Riesling, crafted from a partnership with German winemaker Ernst Loosen, has been named to Wine Spectator's prestigious "Top 100" wines list for five consecutive years.

Chateau Ste. Michelle is one of the few premium wineries in the world with two state-of-the-art wineries, one devoted to whites and another to reds. This dedicated approach to winemaking allows winemaker Bob Bertheau to build winemaking programs to the unique specifications of red and white wines. While all of Chateau Ste. Michelle's vineyards are located on the east side of the Cascade Mountains where the climate is dry and sunny, Bob Bertheau makes the award winning white wines in Woodinville, 15 miles northeast of Seattle. The winery's expansive, 87-acre estate hosts more than 250,000 visitors annually for tours, tastings, dinners and outdoor summer concerts.



Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Chateau St. Jean Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 115883)

PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Bright aromas of blackberry, red currant, cassis and hints of cedar box are inviting on this Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is concentrated and structured with a plush fruit core of dark berry fruit. The palate is round and full and with a lingering finish.
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About Chateau St. Jean:

Chateau St. Jean is a winemaking estate located at the foot of the Sugarloaf Ridge in Sonoma Valley near Kenwood, California. Founded in 1973, Chateau St. Jean has long been recognized as a leader in Vineyard Designated wines. Winemaker Steve Reeder has built a reputation for making wines of power and elegance. With over 20 years of vineyard and winemaking experience, his knowledge of Sonoma makes him a master in highlighting the best of each vineyard. Chateau St. Jean was the first Sonoma winery to be awarded the prestigious "Wine of the Year" award from Wine Spectator for its 1996 Cinq Cepages Cabernet Sauvignon, a Bordeaux-style blend of "five varieties."


Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Stonestreet Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Stonestreet Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1992 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1992 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

No wine better depicts the extraordinary range of Cabernet Sauvignon expression from Alexander Mountain Estate than this one. Meticulously considered block selection from all elevations is the key: the mid-mountain blocks (700-1,100 ft.) provide floral and spice aromatics, flesh and vivid red fruit while the higher blocks (1,200-2,400 ft.) offer a black mineral streak and the etched structural backbone for which this wine is so well known.
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About Stonestreet:

In the autumn of 1989, Jess Jackson acquired the Zellerbach winery and renamed it in honor of his late father, Jess Stonestreet Jackson. Stonestreet quickly garnered international acclaim for their powerful reds and luscious whites.

Today, Stonestreet wines are undergoing a transformation, using fruit from Alexander Mountain Estate and new winemaking techniques. Alexander Mountain Estate, with lean, well-draining soils and cooler temperature, produces fruit with smaller berries and more intense color and flavor. Stonestreet is dedicated to fulfilling the promise of Alexander Valley's exceptional and distinctive vineyards. Traditional, Old World methods of hand harvesting, small barrel lot production, native yeast fermentation and bottling each wine unfiltered brings out the best in specific grape varieties and provides the quality framework for each Stonestreet wine.



Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Merryvale Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Merryvale Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 114117)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Grown in top vineyards across the Napa Valley, Starmont Cabernet lots were hand selected for their rich and robust flavors and fine tannins. The wine exhibits aromas of cassis, brambly blackberry jam, perfumed violets and baked pastry notes. The mouthfeel is rich and broad with fine tannins leading to a very long finish.

Blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Cab Franc

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About Merryvale Vineyards:

Merryvale Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery dedicated to passionate winemaking and the fine art of living well. For the past 25 years Merryvale has been turning exceptional Napa Valley grapes into world class wine. Merryvale is world renowned for rich, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, the iconic Bordeaux-style red blend, Profile, and our everyday drinking, fruit driven brand, Starmont. Merryvale's historic building was the first winery built in the Napa Valley after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, and has become a must see attraction for visitors to the valley.

Merryvale is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through conservation, renewable energy and sustainable farming practices at our three estate vineyards. Merryvale has received Napa Green Vineyard, Napa Green Winery and Bay Area Green Business certifications.



Red Wines    Pinot Noir    Russian River    California   
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Kenwood Russian River Pinot Noir 2010
Kenwood Russian River Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 112557)
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Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Fruit-forward aromas of boysenberry and strawberry jam join with spicy notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla; bright acidity with smooth tannins and a lingering finish.

This refreshing, fruity Pinot Noir is wonderfully versatile on the table and can be served with a wide range of foods, including pork, chicken, lamb and wild salmon.

Blend: 99% Pinot Noir and 1% Syrah

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About Kenwood Vineyards:

Located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley, Kenwood Vineyards is dedicated to producing premium wines truly representative of Sonoma County’s world-class vineyards.

Kenwood Vineyards was established in 1970 in the former Pagani Brothers Winery, a historic cellar dating back to 1906. Thoroughly refurbished and modernized, the facility now boasts more than 125 stainless steel fermenting tanks and large oak uprights, and 20,000 small French and American oak barrels, all devoted to Kenwood Vineyards’ “small lot” style of winemaking.

In addition to the 22-acre vineyard surrounding the winery, Kenwood Vineyards sources grapes from dozens of vineyards – many farmed sustainably, using natural soil amendments and pest controls whenever possible rather than chemicals - in Sonoma County’s best appellations, including Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley and Sonoma Mountain. Each lot from each vineyard is kept separate throughout the winemaking process, enabling the winemaker to bring it to its fullest potential. This “small lot” or “cuvee” style of winemaking also enables the winemaker to draw on an exceptionally broad “palette” to assemble wines that showcase classic character, subtle complexity and superb balance. As a result, every Kenwood Vineyards wine – whether Table Wine Series, Sonoma Series, Reserve, Jack London Vineyard or Artist Series – is consistent in quality and consistently delicious.



Red Wines    Zinfandel    Sonoma County    California   
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Rancho Zabaco Heritage Vines Zinfandel 2010
Rancho Zabaco Heritage Vines Zinfandel 2010
(search item no. 113624)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2010 Sonoma Heritage Vines Zinfandel delivers an abundance of jammy flavors and spices, demonstrating the classic and distinctive characteristics of Zinfandel.

The soft, jammy flavors and textures allow this wine to be paired with a wide range of foods.

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About Rancho Zabaco:

Rancho Zabaco is named for one of the original Mexican land grants in Sonoma County. Sonoma County encompasses the Dry Creek Valley, the area from which Rancho Zabaco’s grapes are drawn. The wines are inspired by the bold spirit of the Spanish and Mexican pioneers who settled this rugged land.


Red Wines    Zinfandel    Sonoma County    California   
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Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vines Zinfandel 2008
Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vines Zinfandel 2008
(search item no. 115286)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Some of the best old vine Zinfandel vineyards from the Dry Creek Valley make up the majority of this incredible wine. These ancient vineyards, averaging 90 – 120 years in age, provide exceptional fruit and it's truly evident when drinking this complex Zinfandel. Dark blackberries, boysenberry, and plum are spiced up with tobacco, cocoa dust, and volcanic ash with finely ground black pepper on the nose. The palate is filled with explosive fruit and an earthy finish. This voluptuous wine envelops your entire mouth with its lushness, acidity, and refined tannins. This is truly a Zin-lovers wine and will not disappoint!

Blend: 92% Zinfandel, 8% Petite Sirah

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About Dry Creek Vineyard:

In 1972, when David S. Stare opened the doors to Dry Creek Vineyard, it was the first new winery to be built in the Valley since Prohibition. Dry Creek created the first Sonoma Fume Blanc, originated the Dry Creek Valley AVA, and was an early advocate for Bordeaux-style blending.

Today, Dry Creek Vineyard is committed to vineyard diversity, vinifying individual lots of fruit separately, and then blending carefully for each final cuvee. Dry Creek Vineyard is also a leader in the stewardship of pre-Prohibition Zinfandel vines and vineyards, and has isolated a clone, called the "Heritage Clone," which is bottled separately from their "Old Vines" Zinfandel (containing wine only from vines no younger than 50 years old), and which has made very promising wines.



Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Hidden Ridge 55% Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Hidden Ridge 55% Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 115309)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Tasting Panel rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Hidden Ridge 2007 55% Slope Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 18 months in French oak, 85% new, then bottled unfined and unfiltered. A very deep ruby black color with aromatics of cedar, blackberry and spices. The flavors are richly textured with traces of black tea, mocha and anise and a creamy core of dark cherry fruit.
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About Hidden Ridge:

Comprised of 55 acres of Cabernet and broken into 21 blocks, Hidden Ridge Vineyards is located in rugged terrain, between Mount Hood and Diamond Mountain on Mayacamas mountain range between Santa Rosa and St. Helena. At elevations ranging from 1200-1700 feet, their terraced vineyards fall between the range's saddles creating some of the most dramatic vineyard sites in Sonoma. Their closest neighbors are Pride & Paloma Vineyards.

"That's some good grape dirt up there," Oklahoma native and owner Lynn Hofacket points out eyeing his property. Adds winemaker Marco Di Giulio, "A vineyard so steep, so well developed, so interesting in its planning scheme and with so much vision behind it that I could not help but be blown away. I bring my other winemaker friends out there because I like to see the awed expressions on their faces. Yeah, it's really that amazing."



White Wines    Sauvignon Blanc    Napa Valley    California   
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St. Supery Dollarhide Sauvignon Blanc 2010
St. Supery Dollarhide Sauvignon Blanc 2010
(search item no. 116768)
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $38.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine presents with brilliant hues of pale yellow pierced by youthful streaks of green. Opulent aromas of grapefruit, lemon rind and subtle caper are enveloped by a seductive background of toasted vanillin oak, evident of the barrel fermentation component. Crisp flavors of grapefruit follow with key lime, a hint of orange marmalade and a roasted French oak background. This is a terrific Sauvignon Blanc with tremendous intensity of flavor, yet an elegant appeal.
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About St. Supery Estate Vineyard & Winery:

St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery is a family-owned, sustainably-farmed, estate winery in Napa Valley, California, with more than 515 acres of certified Napa Green and California Sustainable Winemaking vineyards. All of the grapes for St. Supery Esates' wine portfolio, including the highly-regarded Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc and Dollarhide and Rutherford vineyard-designate Cabernet Sauvignon, are grown in two estate vineyards. The Skalli family, owners of St. Supery Estate, has a long history of winemaking. They planted their first vineyard in 1920 and carry this tradition on through the generations with their ownership of St. Supery Estate today.


White Wines    Chardonnay    Russian River    California   
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Marimar Estate Don Miguel Vineyard Acero Chardonnay 2010
Marimar Estate Don Miguel Vineyard Acero Chardonnay 2010
(search item no. 116670)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This bottling of Acero continues along the lines of its predecessor, with bright fruit in the nose reminiscent of Asian pear and fresh apples. It is crisp and vibrant in the mid palate, with great balance, full flavors and a dry, long finish. It is easy to drink and perfect with foods like tapas and light dishes.
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About Marimar Estate:

Built in 1992 with a capacity of 15,000 cases, the winery sits on a hill surrounded by vines. The production wing is outfitted with carefully selected equipment, to allow the careful control essential to producing a wine based on minimal handling. Its three barrel rooms with independent temperature and humidity controls provide flexibility to experiment with various vinification techniques, in order to best express the fruit's character. The Marimar Torres Estate wines appeal to the small segment of consumers who enjoy having the finest.We pride ourselves in producing food-friendly wines.