Rosé Wine    Rose    Other California    California   
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Beringer Blush White Merlot 2010
Beringer Blush White Merlot 2010
(search item no. 115652)

PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $7.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The resulting wine is a vibrant blend of fresh berry and zesty orange peel flavors, with a hint of nutmeg spice.

Our California Collection wines are carefully hand-crafted to deliver the outstanding quality and rich flavors that are hallmarks of the Beringer winemaking team. This collection offers a wonderful array of smooth and refreshing wines with a youthful exuberance that is appealing to anyone looking for an easy-drinking wine to pair well with a variety of foods.

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About Beringer Vineyards:

No winery or vineyard more thoroughly embodies the timeless appeal and seductive flavor of Napa Valley than Beringer Vineyards, Napa's benchmark producer since the establishment of the vineyard in 1876.

Now in its third century of crafting classic wines from Napa's finest appellations and vineyards, Beringer today is guided by the inspired partnership of celebrated Winemaster Emeritus Ed Sbragia and Winemaker Laurie Hook. Together, they craft Napa Valley wines that speak eloquently of the rich heritage of the Beringer Vineyard, while offering cutting-edge quality and contemporary elegance. The exquisite wines crafted at the Beringer Vineyards display a single minded dedication and pursuit of excellence instilled by its founder, Jacob Beringer.



White Wines    Sauvignon Blanc    Other California    California   
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Dancing Bull Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Dancing Bull Sauvignon Blanc 2010
(search item no. 112030)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $8.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Crisp, fruity flavors of lime, kiwi, mango and citrus make this wine the perfect wingman for spicy shrimp or grilled seafood. One sip conjures memories of fresh-squeezed lemonade on a hot summer day. Vibrant citrus flavors and a touch of that traditional Sauvignon Blanc grassiness give this wine a crisp, inviting acidity. Stick to pork, chicken or fish with this wine, but throw in some basil or cilantro to match its unique flavors and texture.
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About Dancing Bull:

We make wines that are bold and full of flavor. Wines that belong next to good food and great friends. Share your contact info with us, and be the first to discover why it's better with the bull. We'll let you know when we've fired up our new website with awesome wine and grilling tips.


Red Wines    Pinot Noir    Other California    California   
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Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Pinot Noir 2009
Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 108442)

PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This ruby-colored gem delivers bright cherry, strawberry and raspberry fruit infused with graceful traces of earth, cola and mild spice accents. Oak aging adds hints of vanilla and a soft, smoky finish.

60% Monterey County, 16% Santa Barbara County, 10% Napa County, 8% Mendocino County, 6% Sonoma County

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About Kendall-Jackson:

Back in 1974, Jess Jackson saw in the fine vineyards of California's cool coastal regions fruit with a variety of outstanding flavors. What if there was a way to produce from this abundance, a single outstanding "cuvée" that offered both quality and value? The result, first released in 1983, was Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay, a rich, round and flavorful wine, made with hand-crafted methods. That same year, Grand Reserve was introduced, a line of ultra-premium wines that represented the full potential of California's finest vineyards and winemaking. Today, over 5,000 acres of vineyard in California's coastal regions are farmed by Kendall-Jackson. Four separate wineries house what is possibly the single largest barrel-fermentation project in the world. But perhaps most important, is that Kendall-Jackson remains a family-owned winery.


Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    Central Coast    California   
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Kinton Santa Barbara Syrah 2006
Kinton Santa Barbara Syrah 2006
(search item no. 102399)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

At Kinton, we are dedicated to producing Syrah from some of the finest vineyard sites in Santa Barbara County. Our wines are dense and concentrated, elegant and sleek. It's not by accident that Kinton is located in Santa Barbara County--one of California's most celebrated appellations for Syrah. The unique conditions of our region let us create Syrahs displaying both intensity and balance.

The 2006 is deep and concentrated with plum and dark berry, lifted with high notes of cherry, spiced with black pepper, and scented with hints of smoky dark chocolate.

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About Kinton:

Peter Fraser oversees all of the viticulture and winemaking at Kinton Vineyards. At the ripe young age of 30, he has worked extensive hours making wine in Australia, Spain and France. Since 2003 he has traveled to the United States during harvest to work as consulting winemaker in Santa Barbara, California. This experience helped him to identify the vineyards and techniques that would form the foundation of Kinton.

When it comes to winemaking philosophy, Peter believes it is less about technique and more about preserving the essential taste of the vineyard. While he employs traditional winemaking methods such as open-top fermentation, hand punch-down, and wild yeast fermentations, Peter knows that intelligent viticulture is the key.



Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Charles Smith Boom Boom Syrah 2010
Charles Smith Boom Boom Syrah 2010
(search item no. 114700)
boutique wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $12.95

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark and persistent with layers of red and black fruit, baking spice and earth. THIS WINE IS THE BOMB!
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About Charles Smith:

First there was K Vintners, then the Magnificent Wine Company and now winemaker Charles Smith brings you his latest revelation. Charles Smith Wines: The Modernist Project is a response to how people generally consume wine today, that is immediately…as in immediately after being purchased at a market, restaurant or bar, to be drunk straight away. Wine in this category is typically either simple, or is a wine that would be much better a few years down the road. 'Modernist Project' wines are about putting as much into the bottle as possible. The intent is to create wines to be enjoyed now, but with typicity with regards to variety—that is merlot that tastes like merlot—and to the vineyard—wine that tastes like where it was grown. The wines are full of flavor, balanced, and true to their place of origin.


Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Benziger Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Benziger Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 105760)
green wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 vintage of our Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon has weight, structure and well integrated tannins. Dark berry flavors introduce the wine followed by hints of tea, cocoa and coffee. A well supported mid palate gives way to a long, soft finish.
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About Benziger Family Winery:

The Benziger Family Winery was founded in 1980 on the slopes of Sonoma Mountain. Their Reserve wines showcase those rare lots discovered in the vineyard or developed in the cellar that receive the highest level of care and emerge as the best of the vintage. Benziger also produces Benziger Family wine and the limited production Vineyard Designate wines. At the core of Benziger Winery are eight, same generation family members committed to managing every aspect of grape growing and winemaking.


Red Wines    Bordeaux Red Blends    Sonoma County    California   
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Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus 2006
Alexander Valley Vineyards Cyrus 2006
(search item no. 112877)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $29.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Understanding exactly what qualities will be delivered from each vineyard is a key component to making great wine and a significant reason why CYRUS wins praise from critics year after year. For this latest release of our proprietary Bordeaux blend, Winemaker Kevin Hall selected fruit from seven different vineyards he determined were particularly exceptional in 2006. But deciding which vineyards lots are the best was only the first step. Kevin also had to determine which Bordeaux varietals would best compliment the Cabernet Sauvignon that is the focal point for CYRUS and in what quantities. For the 2006, he blended in a sizeable amount of Cabernet Franc along with some Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Finally the wine was aged for a year in French and American oak. blended and then aged an additional year in French oak barrels.

The 2006 is a complex wine offering up flavors of blackberry and rich mocha.

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About Alexander Valley Vineyards:

Alexander Valley Vineyards is owned and operated by the Harry Wetzel family. Founded in 1975, it is located on Cyrus Alexander's old homestead.

The Wetzel Family Estate now grows fourteen grape varieties, on diverse sites stretching from the banks of the Russian River up onto the hillsides. Each grape variety is matched to a specific soil type and exposure. Vineyard Manager Mark Houser and Winemaker Kevin Hall work as a team to maximize fruit flavor in the vineyard and to create balanced wines that capture the grapes’ varietal characteristics. Hank Wetzel oversees the vineyard and winery operations, and his wife Linda continues to oversee administration. Now the third generation of Wetzels has joined the winery. Harry Wetzel, IV is assistant winemaker while younger brother Robert is the National Sales Manager.

Alexander Valley Vineyards produces 100,000 cases annually, 17 varietal wines and proprietary blends. Seventy-five percent of AVV’s production is red wine. Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon constitute roughly half of total production. Other varietals include Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Gewurztraminer, Syrah, Sangiovese, Viognier, and Cabernet Franc.



Champagne & Sparkling    Rosé    Other California    California   
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Sutter Home Pink Moscato
Sutter Home Pink Moscato
(search item no. 114937)
screw cap wine
has fluid
has fluid 360


PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $7.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Pink Moscato: We're tickled pink to introduce you to our Pink Moscato. It's no secret that Sutter Home is known for making pretty, pink wines. And this one takes the cake, or should we say, compliments it.

One sip of our fun, flirtatious Pink Moscato is sure to make you blush. But then you'll want to freshen up that glass with the luxurious aromas of creamy white peaches and caramel. Of course those sweet scents are not to be outdone by the luscious passion fruit and honeydew melon flavors. A hint of sweet vanilla makes this a perfect partner for a fresh berry tart. While you're sipping you may wonder, "What makes Sutter Home Pink Moscato so pink?" We'll let you in on a little secret. We add just a hint of premium California rose' wine to our luscious Moscato for that unbelievably pretty color and fabulously, flirty flavor. Bring Pink Moscato to a party to spice things up, or sweeten things up. Or save it for a night in for the one who tickles you pink.

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Red Wines    Sangiovese    Tuscany    Italy   
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Tenuta Trerose Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2007
Tenuta Trerose Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2007
(search item no. 110454)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The color is ruby red. The bouquet is rich and complex, with plum and blackberry aromas, mineral and tobacco notes. The flavor is full-bodied, elegant, great balance and lingering finish.
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About Tenuta Trerose:

Tenuta Trerose is one of Tenimenti Angelini's family-owned triad of estates in Tuscany. Trerose is located in a 16th century villa at the top of a hill surrounded by vineyards. Situated in the heart of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano area, Trerose is 420 acres in size, of which 136 are planted to grapes for the production of Vino Nobile, the rest are planted to other varietals.


White Wines    Sauvignon Blanc    Marlborough    New Zealand   
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Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2010
(search item no. 110719)
screw cap wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

All Vavasour wines are 100% varietal and true, honest expressions of their Awatere Valley terroir. A serious, concentrated and expressive wine, Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc flaunts a powerful bouquet of fresh herbs and tropical fruits layered with ripe stone fruit and bright citrus. The wine is crisp, balanced and elegant with a distinctive mineral note that holds up well to rich, spicy foods.
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About Vavasour:

The Vavasour family have a strong historical background. They can trace their ancestry back to the time of the Norman invasion of England. One of their ancestors is thought to have been a 'taster' for William the Conqueror. The rooster on the label is from the family crest, the emblem on the rooster is an indication of the family's lineage.The Vavasours arrived in New Zealand and established themselves in the Awatere Valley in 1890.

Nearly a century later in the early 1980's Peter Vavasour took a keen interest in the viticultural developments of the Wairau Valley in Marlborough. After some research it was found that the climate and soils of the Awatere region were quite similar to those of the Wairau.

We are dedicated to the Awatere region and our philosophy is to concentrate on fruit grown in the area. Selected grapes are handpicked; this ensures that only the best fruit makes it into the bottle. Our vineyards are trained on the 'vertical shoot positioning' trellis. This form of trellising suits our growing conditions: it also makes it easier if we have to manipulate the canopy due to seasonal growing conditions. Between Glenn (winemaker) and Allan (viticulturist) every effort has been made to ensure that the vineyard and viticultural techniques are adapted to suit the conditions of the Awatere region. After all great wine is made in the vineyard. In all its viticultural techniques Vavasour have focussed on quality over quantity.