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MATTEO'S PIZZA & BISTRO

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5132 Arden Wy, Carmichael, CA 95608

MATTEO'S PIZZA & BISTRO

5132 Arden Wy, Carmichael, CA 95608

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FOOD & WINE SPECIALS
Asparagus Salad
$18.00
Local Asparagus roasted and topped with Parma Prosciutto Crisps, Hard Boiled Egg, Shaved Parmesan, Toasted Almond & Lemon Tarragon Dijon Aioli
Thai Steak Salad
$21.00
1/4 Pound House Smoked Grass Fed Tri Tip, Cherry Tomato, Cucumber, Carrot, Cabbage, Romaine, Field Greens, Almonds, Mint & Cilantro, Ginger Sesame Rice Wine Vinaigrette (Vegan Option Available with Smoked Mushrooms) *Has Fish Sauce that can be left off.
Blackened Shrimp Risotto
$32.00
Blackened Shrimp in Dirty Rice Risotto with Peppers, Onions, Garlic, Mushrooms, Basil and Asiago Cheese.
Mixed Grill
$35.00
House-smoked Sausage, Baby Back Ribs, House Smoked Tri-Tip, Garlic Rosemary Prawns, Killer Vegan Ranch Beans & Sassy Slaw
Filet Mignon
$39.00
Porcini Crusted 6 oz. Filet Mignon Steak with a Green Peppercorn Sauce, Garlic Organic Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables
Blackened Chicken Sandwich
$19.00
Blackened Chicken Sandwich with Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Pickles and Creole Aioli on a Roll. Served with Cajun Fries
French Dip
$21.00
1/3 Lb. House Smoked Tri tip, Caramelized Onion & Swiss Cheese on Garlic Bread Roll with Jus for Dipping and Truffle Asiago Fries
Braised Boneless Angus Short Ribs
$35.00
14 Hour Braised Boneless Angus Short Ribs with Guajillo Honey Negra Modelo Beer Broth Served with Garlic Organic Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables
BBQ Chicken Pizza
$27.00
Chicken, Barbecue Sauce, Mozzarella, Bacon, Red Onions, Pineapple, Fresh Cilantro
Mediterranean Pizza
$24.00
with Red Sauce, Mozzarella, Spinach, Artichokes, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives and Feta
Appetizers
Fried Calamari
$15.00
With Matteo’s Classic Cocktail Sauce and Lemon
Louisiana Style Crab Cakes
$19.00
4 Pan Seared Fresh Crab Cakes served with Creole Aioli.
Blackend Salmon Tacos
$19.00
Vegan Chorizo Tacos
$16.00
House Made Vegan Chorizo Tacos with House Made Vegan Cashew Cheese, Tomatillo Avocado Salsa, Cabbage and Lime
Sweet Potato Fries
$8.00
Spicy Ketchup & White Truffle Aioli
Asiago Truffle Fries
$8.00
Buffalo Wings
$12.00
Tossed in Matteo’s Fire Sauce, with Blue Cheese or Ranch dressing & Celery.
Buffalo Cauliflower
$12.00
Lightly Breaded and Fried Fresh Cauliflower on Blue Cheese Dressing with Blue Cheese Crumbles
Garlic Bread
$8.00
Cheesy Bread
$18.00
Sourdough Round stuffed with Roasted Garlic Puree and 4 Cheeses with Virgin Olive Oil, Fig Balsamic & Crushed Chili’s on Side (serves 2-4)
Crispy Chicken
$8.00
with French Fries
Entrees
Fettuccini Alfredo
$17.00
Asiago and Parmesan Garlic Cream Sauce topped with Bread Crumbs
Penne Bolognese
$24.00
Spicy Pork & Beef Ragu, Mushrooms & Asiago Cheese
Pan Seared Scallop Gnocchi
$38.00
Pan Seared Scallops *(Cooked Medium) on White Truffle infused Potato Gnocchi with Wild Mushroom, Argula, and Tarragon Cream
Filet Mignon Stroganoff
$32.00
Porcini Crusted Filet Mignon and Wild Mushrooms in a Madeira Mushroom Cream Sauce over Fettuccine with Baguette
Vegan Zuccado Pasta
$21.00
Vegan Zucchini Pasta with Vegan Feta, Kalamata, Roasted Peppers, Mushrooms, Kale and Spicy Marinara.
Tree Hugger BLT
$16.00
House-Smoked Vegetarian Portobello “Bacon” on Walnut Wheat Sourdough with Arugula, Tomato & Truffle Aioli
Cheese Burger
$19.00
1/2 Pound Sacramento's Avdis Ranch Grass Fed Beef Patty, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Pickles & Garlic Aioli. Choice of Cheddar, Blue Cheese or Swiss. Served with French Fries or House Salad
Lamb Burger
$20.00
Pink Peppercorn and Cumin Seasoned Fresh Ground Leg of Lamb Burger with Feta Cheese, Chimichurri Aioli, House Pickles, Red Onion, Tomato and Arugula. Served with Fries
South Of The Border “Impossible Burger”
$19.00
Vegan “Impossible Burger” with House-Made Vegan Chorizo, Vegan Cheese, Tomatillo Avocado Salsa, Jalapeño Crisps and Cabbage; served with House salad.
Impossible Burger
$19.00
Impossible Patty, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Pickles, Vegan Aioli Choice of Vegan Cheddar Cheese, Vegan Smoked Gouda, Cheddar or Swiss Served with French Fries or House Salad
Steamed Mussels
$22.00
Steamed Mussels with White Wine, Butter & Garlic Add Spaghetti $3 Add Zoodles $4.50
Baby Back Pork Ribs
$25.00
Tender Grilled BBQ Ribs served with Cole Slaw and choice of side
Pan Seared Fresh Scottish Loch Duart Salmon
$35.00
Pan Seared Fresh Scottish Loch Duart Salmon *(Cooked Medium Rare) with Lemon Butter Sauce, Organic Russet Mashed Garlic Potatoes and Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables
Chicken Parmesan
$28.00
Pan Fried Breaded Chicken Cutlets topped with Marinara, Parmesan and Mozzarella on Penne with Creamy Marinara
Signature Pizzas
Create Your Own Pizza
$18.00
Cheese Please As Base (Asiago, Fontina, Parmesan & Mozzarella)
Hawaiian Pizza
$24.00
Ham, Pineapple, Four Cheeses, Tomato Sauce
Margherita Pizza
$22.00
Tomatoes, Basil, Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce
Pepperoni Pizza
$21.00
Pepperoni, Four Cheeses, Tomato Sauce
The California
$24.00
Chicken, Baby Artichoke Hearts, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Goat Cheese, Garlic Cream Sauce
The Cheese Please (Cheese Pizza)
$18.00
Tomato Sauce, Garlic Cream or Pesto with Asiago, Fontina, Parmesan & Mozzarella
The Greek Vegetarian
$24.00
Pesto, Feta, Kalamata Olives, Roasted Red Peppers, Mixed Greens in Vinaigrette
The Matteo
$25.00
Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, Chorizo, Bacon, Four Cheeses, Tomato Sauce
The Spoto
$24.00
Red Sauce, 4 Cheeses, Pepperoni, Kalamata Olives and Mushrooms
The Stu
$24.00
Prosciutto, Wild Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Mozzarella, Italian Fontina, Arugula, White Truffle Oil
The San Francisco Supreme
$24.00
Red Sauce, Mozzarella, Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Green Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Black Olives, Oregano
Salads
Arugula Salad
$12.00
with Roasted Beets, Orange Segments, Pistachio, Goat Cheese, and Hibiscus Champagne Vinaigrette
Caesar Salad
$12.00
Chopped Romaine, Shredded Parmesan, Rosemary Croutons & Garlic Anchovy Dressing (Dressing contains Raw Egg)
Asian Noodle Salad
$12.00
Red & Green Cabbage, Noodles, Almonds, Cilantro, Julienne Carrots, Green Onion & Spicy Sesame Soy Vinaigrette
Blackened Shrimp & Mango Salad
$23.00
Avocado, Pickled Red Onions, Feta, Cherry Tomatoes over Chopped Romaine and Mixed Greens. Tossed in a Citrus Vinaigrette and Topped with Mango Salsa
Wild Ahi Tuna Salad
$24.00
with Ginger Sesame Noodles, Almonds, Cilantro, Carrot and Spicy Rice Wine Mango Dressing
Soup
Gazpacho (Vegan)
$12.00
with tomatillo avocado salsa. Vegan
Smoked Chicken Pozole
$12.00
House Smoked Chicken Thighs, Hominy and Tomatillo Broth. Served with Cabbage and Lime.
Sides
Mac & Cheese
$12.00
Gemelli Pasta, Cheddar, Fontina and Parmesan.
Noodles & Butter
$6.00
House Salad
$8.00
Mixed Greens tossed in a Red Wine Vinaigrette topped with Carrots and Cucumbers
French Fries
$6.00
Seasonal Vegetables
$7.00
Toasted Baguette
$2.00
Plain Patty - Beef
$10.00
Plain Patty - Impossible
$10.00
Grilled Chicken Breast
$7.00
Side Of Mash Potato
$5.00
Side Shrimp
$8.00
Smoke-Cured Portobello Mushrooms-Pint
$18.00
Smoke-cured portobello mushrooms to make your own Tree-hugger BLT or to add flavor to pastas or any dish $9/pint
Side Of Aioli
$0.50
Side Of Truffle Aoili
$0.50
Side Of Chimichurri
$1.00
Side Of Marinara
$1.00
Side Of Cole Slaw
$5.00
Side Of Ranch
$0.50
Side Of Citrus Mango Dressing
$0.50
Side Of House Salad Dressing
$0.50
Dessert
Basque Burnt Cheesecake
$10.00
Brownie Sundae
$10.00
Rich Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Whipped Cream and Almonds
Flourless Bittersweet Chocolate Cake
$10.00
Ice Cream
$3.00
Extras
Extra Slice Of Garlic Bread
$1.50
Pizza Dough
$6.00
RETAIL WINE LIST
Chardonnay
Benovia Chardonnay 2020, Russian River Valley
$39.95
$44.50___ 94 Decanter Winemaker and co-owner Mike Sullivan has produced one of the best-value Russian River Chardonnays on the market. Chardonnay grapes are sourced from Martaella Estate and Zio Tony Ranch, whole cluster pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts, aged 13 months in 34% new French oak. The result is a Chardonnay you just can't put down. Seductively bright aromas of lemon curd, poached pear, and candied ginger mingle with warm baking spices. Round and velvety with superb fruit weight and a dense mineral core that is salty and savoury. Such a dynamic white for the price. 94 Wine Enthusiast Subtle at first but richer with each sip, this deceptively full-bodied wine layers nutmeg, toasted oak and hazelnut nuances between ripe apple and pineapple flavors on a smooth, expansive texture. Excellent depth, good balance and a lingering finish seal the deal. *Editors' Choice 92 Jeb Dunnuck 91 points Wine Spectator
Bouchaine Chardonnay Estate 2019, Carneros
$25.00
$28.00___ 92 Points Tasting Panel Lush and creamy, with bright pear and toasty oak; rich, complex, and fruit-forward. 91 Points Wilfred Wong The 2019 Bouchaine Estate Chardonnay brings incredible intensity to the fore with a decidedly Carneros style. This wine offers aromas and flavors of sandalwood, dried earth, chalky notes, and ripe apples. Enjoy it with steamed crab in a decadent cream sauce.
Buehler Chardonnay 2017, Russian River Valley
$12.00
$14.00___ Balance and proportion best describe the character of this Russian River Chardonnay; it displays abundant floral/ stone fruit aromas lightly accented by toasty, graham cracker sur-lie qualities. The mouth feel is creamy and full but the natural acidity of the Russian River fruit carries this velvet textured package to a long, clean finish.
Buehler Chardonnay 2019, Russian River Valley
$16.95
$18.95___ Our 2019 Russian River Chardonnay is born from two vineyards within the Russian River appellation: Wood Vineyard, located on River Rd and River Vineyard, located in the heart of Sonoma’s Russian River Valley on East Side Road. The floral, mineral, and lime aromas and steely structure of the River Vineyard are complemented by the peach and apricot aromas and more fleshy structure of the Wood Vineyard.
Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay 2022, Napa Valley
$36.00
$40.00___ Our flagship Napa Valley Chardonnay opens with aromas of ripe green and golden apple, accented by fresh white peach and light oak. Across the palate, this golden wine is silken in texture with flavors of apple, citrus and pear balanced by refreshing acidity. The long finish is clean, with underlying hints of minerality, vanilla and lemon. This is a versatile pairing wine—we love it with grilled seafood and nearly any selection of cheeses.
Carmenet Chardonnay 2022, California
$8.50
$12.00___ Carmenet Chardonnay is a lovely straw-colored wine with hints of apple, banana, and vanilla. This opulent and sensual wine finishes with butterscotch and tropical fruit and ends with a smooth, crisp enjoyable finish. This Chardonnay is delicious with seafood, shellfish, pork, cheese and poultry.
Flowers Chardonnay 2022, Sonoma Coast
$32.50
$36.50___ 94 James Suckling This is really tangy and vivid with sliced lemons and green apples with stone and white peaches. Some flowers and botanicals. Medium body. Firm and fine phenolics and a fresh finish. Drink or hold. 93 Decanter Soaring lemon cream aromatics accented by notes of sea spray, lemongrass and beeswax mark this coastal Chardonnay from Flowers on the Sonoma Coast. The palate is fresh and linear. Oyster shell salinity, bee pollen and grilled lemon make for a savory balance with delicate crushed chalk minerality.
Gift Box
$12.00
Hilt Estate Chardonnay 2019, St. Rita Hills
$44.95
$49.95___ 94 points James Suckling This has lots of verve and brightness, with sliced green apple and pear, as well as matchstick. It’s medium-bodied with tangy acidity. Creamy texture and an intense finish. 92 points Jeb Dunnuck The 2019 Chardonnay Estate offers a clean, crisp, vibrant style as well as classic citrus, white flowers, and salty mineral-like aromas and flavors. This quintessential, classic Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay will keep for a decade.
Jayson Chardonnay By Pahlmeyer 2021, Napa Valley
$50.40
$58.00___ 93 James Suckling Sliced cooked apple with some apple puree and apple blossom as well as lemon rind on the nose. Medium-bodied with creamy texture. Flint and mineral flavors. Good acidity and energy. Hints of fresh straw underneath.
Jordan Chardonnay 2021, Russian River Valley
$28.00
$31.50___ One of the most balanced Jordan Chardonnays to date. Flavors of juicy citrus, Asian pear and lemon peel balance seamlessly with the subtle French oak notes. The cooler-climate vineyard sourcing this year brings even more lively acidity and purity of fruit on the palate—making this vintage especially food-friendly and cellar-worthy.
La Folette Chardonnay Los Primeros 2021, Sonoma County
$20.00
$22.50___ A beautiful pale straw color and day bright, the wine is super clean. The nose has hints of lemon yogurt, pineapple and yellow pear. In the mouth, the pear, pineapple and lemon remain with the addition of ripe honeydew melon and a tinge of salinity on the finish.
Lloyd Cellars Chardonnay 2022, Carneros
$32.50
$36.50___ Layers of tropical fruits, pear, and apple wrap around refreshing acidity and fresh lemon, all supported by rich notes of vanillin leading into a powerful, yet elegant finish.
Lucia Chardonnay Sobranes Vineyard By Pisoni 2021, Santa Lucia Highlands
$55.00
$62.00___ The distinctly rocky soils of this classic Santa Lucia Highlands vineyard shine again; this time in the form of the 2021 Lucia Soberanes Vineyard Chardonnay. Packed within a pale lemon hue and tinges of youthful green, this wine offers brazen aromas of lime zest, crisp pear, and stone fruits up front while undertones of marzipan and chalky minerals develop as moments pass. On the palate, this Chardonnay is driven by striking notes of lemon meringue, red apple, and a hint of toasted vanilla bean. Enjoy over time as subtleties gain depth and power. The wine culminates in a textured and long finish that is carried along by vibrant acidity.
Mansfield Dunn Chardonnay "Cortada Alta Vineyard" 2018, Santa Lucia Highlands
$28.00
$31.50___ Vinous 93 Points From the Winery Our second vintage of Cortada Alta Chardonnay opens with a rich and complex nose of grilled lemon, ripe apples, fresh grapefruit, toasted almonds alongside spicy nutmeg and ginger. Its high-elevation heritage shows through with crisp stone fruits that reflect Cortada Alta’s growing season. The palate features notes of ripe pineapple, grapefruit zest, and lemon curd that all transition seamlessly to a long, dense finish.
Mt. Beautiful Chardonnay 2016, Canterbury New Zealand
$18.00
$21.00___ 91 Decanter Lovely fruit concentration on the nose leads to a lingering palate full of stone fruit and moreish complexity. Good crispness and it will evolve with time, despite the touch of heat on the finish. 90 James Suckling Plenty of ripe, grilled-peach and nectarine aromas here and a fleshy and soft palate that delivers fresh, easy-drinking style.
Mt. Beautiful Chardonnay 2019, Canterbury New Zealand
$18.00
$21.00___ Wine Enthusiast 92 Points This is a classy Chard from the cool climes of North Canterbury. It's a rich, concentrated wine but one with depth and elegance. It takes its time opening, gradually revealing melon and grapefruit, backed by subtle toasty oak spice and wet stone mineral nuances. As it warms the fruit really sits in the driver's seat. The palate is highly textural and buoyed by crystalline acidity.
Orogeny Chardonnay 2021, Russian River Valley
$25.95
$28.95___ The cool and foggy Russian River Valley is a haven for Burgundian-style varietals. Well-drained soils, warm afternoons and nights cooled by Pacific fog yield Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with pure, crystalline flavors. Winemaker Matthew Glynn has sought out small, exceptional vineyards, meticulously planted, cultivated and harvested, to bring out the true terroir expression of this appellation.
Paul Hobbs Chardonnay 2018, Russian River
$43.95
$49.00___ Robert Parker 93 Points The 2018 Chardonnay has pretty scents of dried leaves, hay and almonds with underlying spicy notes and a core of honeyed white peaches. Medium-bodied, the palate is silky in texture with savory, spicy character, seamless freshness and a long finish. 6,158 cases produced. Drink now through 2026
Paul Hobbs Chardonnay 2021, Russian River
$56.00
$62.95___ 94 James Suckling Cooked apple, pie crust, stone, and vanilla bean aromas with hints of flint. Full body. Crunchy fruit with sliced apple. Hints of oak. Dense in the center palate yet firm and focused. Excellent. Drink or hold. 94 Jeb Dunnuck A medium straw/gold hue, the 2021 Chardonnay Russian River Valley offers up fresh and classic aromas of melon rind, lightly toasted baking spices, and ripe apple. The palate is expressive, with a nice balance of ripeness and saline. Softly textured, with notes of crunchy green apple, ripe tangerine, and salty earth, it’s in a great place now and will drink well over the next 5-6 years. 94 Wine Spectator Seamless and polished, with succulent notes of apricot, peaches, mango and Meyer lemon, plus a touch of Honeycrisp apple at the core. Accents of orange blossom, cardamom and nutmeg linger on the long, expressive finish. 93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Peju Chardonnay 2020, Napa Valley
$26.00
$28.95___ A luscious Chardonnay, this wine presents a mouthwatering bouquet of panna cotta, lemon curd, and lime zest. Combined nuances of honey crisp apple, butterscotch, and minerality create a round and elegant palate. The silky-smooth mouthfeel is met with a crispness that leaves you wanting more.
Plumpjack Chardonnay Reserve 2020, Napa Valley
$49.50
$55.00___ The PlumpJack Reserve Chardonnay 2020 is a fantastic Napa Chardonnay. Aromas of white peaches, pear, orange blossom and warm apple pie filling are followed on the palate with flavors of Fuji apples, cinnamon stick and lemon curd. Very pleasant to drink now but the acidity gives it room to age.
Rombauer Chardonnay 2022, Carneros
$34.00
$37.95___ Ripe peach, citrus fruits, spice, and pie crust aromas all mingle and lift from the glass. The citrus, supported by notes of apricot, continues on the palate which is concentrated with a rich, creamy middle palate, and strong supporting acidity. The finish is long and marked with hints of vanilla. This wine will continue to build richness as it ages in the bottle.
Sean Minor Chardonnay 2021, Central Coast
$13.25
$14.95___ Tasting Notes from the Winery Our Central Coast Chardonnay is a light golden straw hue and displays aromas of pear, apple, tropical citrus and pineapple with subtle notes of vanilla. On the entry, crisp vibrant flavors of guava, pear and green apple integrate well with a touch of minerality and a medium body mouth feel. These flavors linger to provide a full and lengthy finish.
Simonnet Febvre Chablis Grand Cru Preuses 2018, Burgundy France
$82.53
$92.00___ Wine Enthusiast 95 Points Scents of green apple and summer blossom play above the chalky nose of this wine, promising a gentle touch. The palate is concentrated and buffered with layers of chalkiness and yeast, all brightened by lemon. Texture, chalk and roundness are the chief markers here that will serve the wine well for the future. Drink by 2040.
Solena Chardonnay 2020, Willamette Valley Oregon
$20.00
$22.50___ Classy Chardonnay for the price! From the winery: The 2020 Willamette Valley Chardonnay is a blend from several of the region’s best vineyards and thus provides complex aromas and flavor. On the nose, this wine begins with an abundance of tropical fruit and floral notes that leap from the glass. Bright acidity and subtle minerality mesh with fresh fruit notes of white peach and Meyer Lemon to provide a complete and balanced palate.
Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay "Russian River Ranches" 2022, Sonoma
$20.50
$22.95___ Fresh, intense aromas with floral highlights of acacia blossoms move quickly to more traditional Chardonnay aromas of pear, peach, and apple. Tropical notes of guava and toasted coconut are joined by hints of lemongrass and vanilla. The wine is beautifully balanced, delicate yet rich and creamy with well integrated oak. The many pleasures offered by blending our Russian River vineyards brings classic lemon-lime flavors with a slight hint of honey and butter mid-palate. A touch of creme fresh enhances our fruit-forward style, with mineral notes in a distinctive lingering finish.
Talbott Chardonnay 'Sleepy Hollow' 2021, Santa Lucia Highlands
$23.00
$25.95___ 92 Wine Enthusiast Subtle aromas of lemon peel, Asian pear and honeysuckle draw the nose into this bottling from an iconic vineyard. A bright spritz of lime and a firm tension meet with underripe pineapple and sea salt on the palate. 90 James Suckling A rather dense and fruity chardonnay with lots of richness with yogurt, cooked apple and nuttiness. Full-bodied with lots of fruit and a straightforward finish. A little old school, but plenty going on for those of you who like full-throttled chards. Drink now.
Talbott Chardonnay Kali Hart 2022, Monterey County
$14.25
$15.95___ The 2022 Kali Hart Chardonnay is a crisp, fruit-forward expression of the cool Central Coast of California. Aromas of brioche and warm spice meet notes of sliced pear and pineapple with an underlying layer of toasted vanilla. The finish lingers with ongoing hints of tropical fruit.
Tan Fruit Chardonnay Cuvee Tan Fruit 2021, Willamette Valley Oregon
$39.00
$43.50___ Robert Parker 97 Points The 2021 Chardonnay Cuvée Tan Fruit comes from Dijon vines in the Maresh Vineyard, planted on a south-facing slope in 1991, plus a number of other sources around Willamette Valley. Bottled a few months earlier than the other Tan Fruit Chardonnays, its savory aromas explode from the glass: a core of peachy fruit is streaked with touches of candle smoke, matchstick, pie crust and floral tones. Medium-bodied, seamless and satiny, it flows effortlessly through the mouth with both depth of flavor and freshness. It has a pleasing touch of grip to anchor the long finish and feels like it has more to give as it unwinds in bottle over the next several years. Drink 2025 till 2040.
Vie Di Romans Chardonnay Vie Di Romans 2020, Italy
$43.95
$48.95___ 95 points James Suckling! Lots of deep fruit in this chard with apple-puree, pie-crust, and vanilla-bean character. Full and layered with beautiful fruit and a long, intense finish. Drink now or hold. 95 points Robert Parker! Polished, clear and silky, the Vie di Romans 2020 Friuli Isonzo Chardonnay Vie di Romans is a beautifully balanced wine that gives equal weight to the intensity and quality of the fruit and the abundantly enriched texture of the mouthfeel. This is Chardonnay presented in 360-degree splendor with peach, melon, honey, pastry crust and cream custard. Ten months of aging on the yeasts gives the wine added dimension and opulent richness. Saffron, spice, cumin and fragrant sandstone are intermingled on the long and silky finish. Drink now-2030
Walter Scott Chardonnay Koosah Eola-Amity Hills 2021, Willamette Valley
$71.95
$79.95___ Robert Parker 97-99 Points The 2021 Chardonnay Koosah Vineyard—the first iteration of this single-vineyard wine from Walter Scott—is already impressive from tank. Youthful hints of matchstick give way to intense aromas of white peach, jasmine, spring butter and crushed almonds. The medium-bodied palate balances layers of perfumed fruit with electric acidity, and its satiny, mouth-coating texture drives a very long finish. This Chardonnay offers an intoxicating combination of power and energy, and I can't wait to see how it performs from bottle.
Walter Scott Chardonnay La Combe Verte 2021, Willamette Valley Oregon
$32.00
$36.50___ Robert Parker 96 Points The 2021 Chardonnay La Combe Verte opens from matchstick to intense peach perfume and nuances of beeswax, almonds and acacia. The medium-bodied palate explodes with layer after layer of powerful fruit, delivered in a luxuriously silky texture and tempered by focused acidity. The Combe Verte offers fantastic length, concentration and energy!
William Harrison Chardonnay "Sangiacomo Vineyard" 2019, Carneros
$25.95
$28.95___ The lineage for both of our Chardonnay sources can be traced back to Livermore's Wente vineyards. In Catarina Ranch, the Sangiacomo Family planted Clone 17, better known as the Robert Young selection, and in their El Novillero vineyard, it's the workhorse Clone 4 variety. Whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented and aged in 30% new oak, this wine boasts classic aromas of lemon zest and pineapple up front, with a subtle nuance of creme brulee underneath. Allowing half of it to finish malolactic fermentation gives this Chardonnay a slightly rounder texture, offsetting its naturally bright acidity.
William Harrison Chardonnay "Sangiacomo Vineyard" 2020, Carneros
$26.50
$28.95___ The lineage for both of our Chardonnay sources can be traced back to Livermore's Wente vineyards. In Catarina Ranch, the Sangiacomo Family planted Clone 17, better known as the Robert Young selection, and in their El Novillero vineyard, it's the workhorse Clone 4 variety. Whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented and aged in 30% new oak, this wine boasts classic aromas of lemon zest and pineapple up front, with a subtle nuance of creme brulee underneath. Allowing half of it to finish malolactic fermentation gives this Chardonnay a slightly rounder texture, offsetting its naturally bright acidity.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc
Amici Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Napa Valley
$42.50
$47.50___ Robert Parker 94 Points The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it charges out of the gate with loads of blueberry preserves and stewed black plums notes on the nose with faint suggestions of redcurrant jelly and rose hip tea plus a waft of wild sage. Full-bodied and jam-packed with ripe black and blue fruit, it has a soft texture and perfumed finish. James Suckling 93 Points Perfumed cabernet with aromas of blackcurrants, blackberries, raspberries, thyme, violets, crushed stones and cloves. Full-bodied with firm, grainy tannins. Structured and concentrated. Better after 2023.
B V Georges Latour Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Rutherford Napa Valley
$99.95
$115.00___ 98James Suckling Blackberry, blackcurrant and mint with some sage and crushed-stone undertones. Full-bodied with chewy tannins that are in-check and nicely polished. Smoke, toasted oak and bark at the end, complementing the fresh yet ripe fruit. Vinous 98 The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Georges de Latour Private Reserve is fabulous. Inky, rich and explosive, Inky red fruit, chocolate, leather and licorice all open in the glass. Aeration brings out floral top notes, raspberry and a hint of blood orange. There is plenty of depth, but the tannins are finer than they were a few years ago. Shorter time on the skins and a reduction in barrel fermentations really allow the pedigree of these Rutherford sites to come through. The 2018 is sensational. Wine Enthusiast 97 Jeb Dunnuck 97 Robert Parker 96+
Behrens Family Winery Cabernet Sauvignon "The Anchor" 2016, Napa Valley
$53.95
$59.95___ Robert Parker 93 Points The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon The Anchor is deep purple-black colored and a little closed to start, giving way to a core of black plums, warm black cherries and cassis with hints of pencil lead, sautéed herbs and cedar chest. Big, concentrated and jam-packed with bold, black fruit, it has a firm frame of chewy tannins and long earth-laced finish. Vinous 92 Points An addition to the range, the 2016 The Anchor is a tasty wine meant to deliver terrific quality at a reasonable price. The 2016 certainly achieves that goal. Ripe dark cherry, plum, cedar, smoke and tobacco add nuance to this pliant, open-knit wine.
Boeger Cabernet Franc Arrow Label 2020, El Dorado County
$16.95
$18.95___ Cabernet Franc, a Noble French grape variety known for its outstanding characters in wine, is also the parent variety to both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Our Cabernet Franc vines are Estate-bound and fully matured at over 30-years-old. We love this wine for its rich flavors, delicate spice, and overall balance of fruit and savory characters. Pairs well with herb-crusted rack of lamb, barbequed ribs and veggies, lentils, or tomato-based dishes. Drink now through 2033.
Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 7, California
$15.75
$17.50___ A new California Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonanza is produced by Chuck Wagner, owner, and winemaker of Caymus Vineyards. It reflects the "bonanza" of the great state of California – the discovery of land where delicious Cabernet can be farmed. Calling back to a time when good wine with dinner was a simple pleasure, Bonanza features flavors of dark berries, vanilla, and toasty bread with silky tannins.
Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley
$38.95
$43.95___ James Suckling 92 Points Wine Spectator 91 Points Winery Notes A dense and concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas and flavors of confectionary blackberry and stewed cassis. The lush fruit is brought into balance by high tone herbal aromatics of mint, sage, and sweet tobacco. The distinctively thick-skinned Cabernet Sauvignon grapes provide a long velvety finish.
Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Napa Valley
$67.50
$75.00___ Our classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a complex bouquet of ripe blackberry and boysenberry complemented by notes of dark chocolate and toasty oak. The fragrant and sumptuous dark fruit is balanced by fresh acidity and lush tannins with a lingering, elegant finish and a hint minerality. Rich and smooth on the palate, enjoy this wine now, with everything from braised short rib to grilled portobello mushrooms— or lay the wine down and watch it continue to develop complexity in the bottle for years to come.
Caravan Cabernet Sauvignon By Darioush 2018, Napa Valley
$47.95
$54.00___ A polished, fan-friendly style, with a mocha overlay atop warmed plum and black currant compote flavors. A late echo of cedar adds some cut on the finish.
Cardano 1913 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley
$32.95
$36.95___ Robert Parker 92 Points "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon 1913 is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose bursts with bold notes of warm cassis, blackberry pie, chocolate mint and tobacco with wafts of cedar chest and potpourri. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, it has a solid frame of lovely, ripe, grainy tannins to support the bags of black fruit, finishing with impressive purity". Cardano Estate is a new project established by Edward Lewis Snider, former owner and winemaker at Beau Vigne. The vineyard is a tiny, four and a half-acre plot of Cabernet Sauvignon situated high on Atlas Peak, at 1,200 feet, in an area called “Prichard Ridge.”
Cline Cabernet Sauvignon Rock Carved 2022, Alexander Valley
$26.50
$29.95___ Rock Carved Cabernet Sauvignon offers succulent blackberry, plum and black currant flavors along with cedar, leather and mocha. It’s full-bodied, multilayered, and complex with balanced acidity, smooth, rich tannins and a long, lingering finish. Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet
Crescere Cabernet Sauvignon Reynoso Vineyard 2017, Alexander Valley
$156.95
$174.00___ Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points Deep color, spicy nose with a dark profile of blackberry and black current and tons of spices from the French oak, the wine also shows tobacco notes, roasted coffee beans and Christmas spices. The palate is dense, concentrated, and powerful with a solid core of tannins front to back, creating a lot of tension in the wine. The dark fruit profile, layers of spices and hint of sweetness round out the palate and create this full-bodied, complex wine. The unique minerality profile and acidity lifts the wine and creates a long finish. A predominantly Cabernet driven Bordeaux style blend from the hillside vineyards created this powerful wine that will need another year or two to relax in the bottle before showing everything it has to offer, and will also age for the next two to three decades.
Dumol Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley
$107.95
$121.00___ Wine Enthusiast 98 Points A lovely, 100% varietal wine aged 20 months in French oak, this is juicy, herbal and offers a substantial foundation of power. Cedar, tobacco and tomato leaf accent a core of crushed rock, dark plum and threads of acidity—the weight and structure lifted by underlying freshness. *Cellar Selection, Ranked #7 in Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2021
Dunn Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Howell Mountain
$181.00
$202.00___ 98 International Wine Report 98 points Vinous The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is outrageously beautiful. A wine of extraordinary purity, the 2019 dazzles right out of the gate. The tannins are nearly silky for a young Howell Mountain Cabernet. Red/purplish fruit, lavender, spice, rose petal and pomegranate all build in this sumptuous, explosive Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2019 is one of the most elegant Cabernets I have tasted here, and that is saying something What a wine! 96 points Wine Spectator and No. 6 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2023*** Lushly fruited, this sends waves of crushed plum, boysenberry compote and blackberry paste out from the core, with a strong undercurrent of cast iron and smoldering tobacco to boot. Grippy and dense, but with a sense of polish and a note of purity in the guise of a pretty violet echo. *Highly Recommended*
Emblem Cabernet Sauvignon By Michael Mondavi 2021, Napa Valley
$29.95
$33.50___ Brilliant ruby in color with hints of purple. Aromas of concentrated plum, blackberry, and anise. On the palate it is fruity and firm with flavors of cassis, huckleberry, plum, coffee bean and toasty oak.
Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, Napa
$44.95
$49.95___ Cabernet’s classic aromas and flavors star in the 2021 Faust Napa Valley. Delicate violet notes lift the dark fruit on the nose—black currant and briary blackberry—layered with pungent forest botanicals, leafy tobacco, graphite, and toasted spice. The velvet of fine-textured tannins backs expressive red fruit flavors on a complex palate, both sweet and savory with mocha and minerality, juicy ripe fruit and freshness.
Galerie Cabernet Sauvignon "Latro"2016, Knights Valley
$37.50
$42___ Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Latro is in the same ballpark yet has more savory characteristics as well as plenty of conifer, California bay leaf, currants, and loamy soil aromas and flavors. This full-bodied beauty has plenty of tannin, terrific purity of fruit, no hard edges, and a great finish. Give it a few years. Robert Parker 93 Points One-hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Latro Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon gives up notions of crushed red and black currants, warm plums and baked cherries with touches of garrigue, dusty soil and bay leaves. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy with lovely freshness and great intensity in the mouth, leading to a long, purely fruited finish.
Galerie Cabernet Sauvignon Plenair 2017, Napa Valley
$37.50
$42.00___ Robert Parker 91 Points The 2017 Pleinair Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a very deep garnet-purple color and bursts from the glass with crushed blueberries, black cherry compote and boysenberries with touches of raisin cake, Chinese five spice and potpourri. Full-bodied, rich and spicy in the mouth, it has lovely freshness and a lovely bit of chew texturing the finish. 810 cases produced.
Gamble Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley
$53.55
$59.50___ James Suckling 93 Aromas of black raspberry, ripe strawberry and cassis with complementary hints of cherry pie, graham cracker and espresso beans. The palate mimics savory and complex flavors of brambleberry, blueberry, nutmeg spice and brown sugar.
Gentry Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Howell Mountain
$64.50
$72.00___ This vibrant wine shows the power and restraint of Howell Mountain. First, a powerful bouquet of rose petals, African violets and lavender greet your nose. Next, wanting to show its true colors you will nd balanced fruit attributes of Bing cherries, plums and cranberries on the palate. A mountain wine at heart, graphite and iron are also ever-present. In an effort to show its youthfulness, this medium bodied wine with lively acidity and inviting freshness finishes with energetic yet refined tannins.
Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2020, Oakville
$69.95
$77.95___ This wine offers a harmonious balance of rich dark fruit, blackberries, and plums with hints of violet, chocolate, vanilla, and spices with aromatics on the palate. Fined grain tannins frame the velvety mid-palate with a crisp, lingering finish. This wine is well-structured and complex and will perfectly pair with grilled lamb chops. Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot
Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Old Vines 2018, Yountville
$134.95
$149.95___
Hanna Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Alexander Valley
$32.50
$36.50___ Black pepper and black olive nuances blend with black cherries and dark choc- olate in this medium- to full-bodied wine that includes 24% Malbec. An elegant feel, silky texture and nicely restrained flavors give the wine a charm all its own. Best through 2030.
Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Bartolucci Vineyard 2018, St. Helena
$94.50
$105.00___ The classic cherry, berry and plum fruit characters that define the Bartolucci Vineyard are once again evident in this bottling. The wine is framed by a sense of warm, spice box characters, toast and vanilla. Concentrated and rich, this age worthy wine is quite enjoyable upon release and will easily continue to be delicious for another 10 years.
Husic Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley
$109.80
$122.00___
Husic Cabernet Sauvignon Palm Terrace 2017, Napa Valley
$65.50
$73.00___
Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Rutherford
$53.50
$59.95___ 94 James Suckling Aromas of currants, blackberries and violets follow through to a medium body and firm, tight tannins that give it length and structure. This needs time to soften. Better after 2022. 91 Wine Spectator Elegant, with a core of red currant, damson plum and dark cherry fruit flavors carried by a fine-grained, cedar-tinged spine, ending with light incense and mineral hints. Drink now through 2029. 7,750 cases made.
Jayson Cabernet Sauvignon By Pahlmeyer 2019, Napa Valley
$76.50
$85.00___ James Suckling 95 A plush, full-bodied red with currant, olive, walnut and chocolate-nut character. It’s full and layered with so much unctuous fruit, but not heavy nor overpowering. Delicious and satisfying now, but will age nicely. Jeb Dunnuck 93 The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Jayson is terrific, with ripe currant and smoky black fruits supported by ample tobacco, lead pencil, and roasted herb-like nuances. Robert Parker 92 Pahlmeyer's 2019 Jayson Cabernet Sauvignon features notes of vanilla, cedar and black cherries—just a wonderfully harmonious swirl of flavors. It's full-bodied, rich and velvety, maybe a bit open-knit, but delicious and fun to drink. Wine Spectator 91
Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Alexander Valley
$57.35
$64.00___ Intense aromas of ripe black cherry, graphite and blackberry interlace with a lovely violet floral note. The palate is inviting and well-balanced, exuding flavors of blueberries, cassis and boysenberry that are all beautifully interwoven with silky tannins from the French oak barrels. The dark fruit flavors and delicate acidity evolve beautifully in the glass and linger on the palate. The dark fruit flavors, silky palate and beautiful structure make it a decadent wine for food pairing. This wine’s elegance, acidity and spice notes complement grilled or roasted dishes, such as coq au vin, lamb ragu or roasted salmon with miso. The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon’s earthiness even complements vegetarian dishes, such as roasted vegetables, mushroom risotto and ratatouille. Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
Krutz Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Napa Valley
$43.00
$48.00___ Wine Independent by Lisa Perrotti-Brown The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is deep garnet-purple in color. Notes of cassis, baked plums, and boysenberries waft from the glass, followed by hints of dusty soil, Indian spices, and wild sage. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers bright, fresh, youthful fruit with a grainy texture and spicy lift on the finish.
Lion Tamer Cabernet Sauvignon By Hess Estates 2019, Napa Valley
$39.95
$45.00___ Napa Cabernet tamed by a touch of Malbec. Supple tannins surround the palate. Layers of juicy black currant, dark plum and hints of espresso, with well-integrated notes of baking spice. Effortlessly bold. Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 5% Petite Sirah
Long Shadows Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Columbia Valley Washington
$57.00
$63.50___ Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points' The classic 2018 Feather comes from the Weinbau and Wallula Vineyards and spent 22 months in 90% new French oak. It has a wonderfully pure nose of crème de cassis, new saddle leather, dried flowers, and tobacco that carries to a medium to full-bodied, seamless Cabernet with a wonderful sense of purity, balance, and elegance, all while bringing plenty of fruit and structure. I actually like it today, yet it has enough tannins to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and should be long lived. Vinous 95 Points Wine Enthusiast 93 Points
Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Mt. Veeder
$164.00
$183.00___ Vinous 97 The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is a pretty rich, bombastic wine, especially for Mayacamas. A blast of dark fruit, incense, tobacco, licorice, spice and mocha hits the palate. I would give the 2019 at least a few years in bottle to settle down, as it is quite the powerhouse today. This is an unusually flamboyant wine with plenty of richness and a bit less in the way of subtlety. The opulence of the vintage comes through loud and clear. Wine Spectator 96 Loaded with character and energy, this version reveals heavy notes of zesty sweet bay leaf and sassafras that infuse a core of steeped red currant and mulberry fruit, all carried by bright acidity and iron-laced tannins. The long finish pulls everything together, with the fruit, savory and mineral elements in harmony. Showing an old-school touch, this has a long life ahead. Best from 2025 through 2045. Robert Parker 94
Mollydooker Cabernet Sauvignon Maitre D 2021, McLaren Vale Australia
$27.00
$30.00___ The “Maitre D” was named after Sparky, who put himself through winemaking college as a left-handed waiter. A deep blend of red and purple colors and abundant aromas introduces us perfectly to this beautiful Cabernet. Rich and complex in flavor, notes of cherry and blackberry transition to mixed herbs, bramble and mocha, complemented by a delicious dimension of sweet fruit. Soft smooth on the palate, the 2021 “Maitre D” balances flavor and structure perfectly.
Napanook Cabernet Sauvignon Estate By Dominus 2018, Napa Valley
$81.95
$91.50___ Jeb Dunnuck 94 Points The 2018 Napanook showed incredibly well, with fabulous creme de cassis, spring flowers, graphite, and green tobacco aromas and flavors. With terrific ripeness, medium to full body, and ripe, yet polished tannins, this beauty should be snatched up by savvy readers. Robert Parker 93+ Points Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Napanook leaps from the glass with vivacious scents of fresh blueberries, blackcherries, crushed blackcurrants and redcurrant jelly with hints of pencil shavings, red roses and dusty soil plus a waft of bay leaves. Medium-bodied, the palate is very tightly wound, allowing glimpses at loads of mineral and savory nuances among the taut black and red fruit notes, supported by fine-grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing with a compelling herbal lift.
Obsidian Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Red Hills Lake Cty
$26.95
$29.95___ The 2019 Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon brings excellent attention to the somewhat under-the-radar Red Hills. This wine shines with aromas and flavors of black fruit, dried spices, and oak.
Orin Swift Cabernet Sauvignon Palermo 2021, Napa Valley
$52.95
$59.95___ Robert Parker 90 Points Traditionally, Palermo included wine that didn't make it into Mercury Head or Papillon, but winemaker Dave Phinney now buys some fruit specifically targeted for this bottling. The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Palermo—a blend of estate-grown and purchased fruit aged 11 months in 34% new oak—includes small proportions of Merlot and Malbec. Offering up cherries, cassis and slightly earthy scents, plus hints of cinnamon and nutmeg on the nose, it's full-bodied and nicely balanced, with its firmness matched by softness. It's just a nice drink overall. Best After 2023
Orin Swift Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Napa
$138.60
$154.00___ Robert Parker 96-98 Points Medium to deep garnet-purple, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head barrel sample has bold, ripe black cherry and black berry scents with an undercurrent of raspberry leaves, ripe red and black plums, pencil shavings and a waft of iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has wonderful intensity and depth with loads of mineral sparks among the crunchy black and blue fruits, supported by firm, grainy tannins, finishing long and earthy. Impressive!
Patrimony Cabernet Sauvignon Adelaida District 2018, Paso Robles
$249.50
$280.00___ Tasting Panel 100 Points With a prolonged hang time – and the latest harvest to date on Daou Mountain – this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is not only concentrated, but silky & ultra-generous in fruit & aromatics. The dazzling texture of Devil’s Food cake, boysenberry preserves, offers a most sensual mouthfeel that is more of a caress than a grip. The wine’s inherent calcareous nature weaves its chalky minerality through a field of violets & sweet tobacco. Aged 30 months in an assortment of high end French oak barrels, with extra tight grain & a medium-long toast. Robert Parker 98+ Points The 2018 Patrimony is an extraordinarily long, layered & pure Cabernet Sauvignon. Made entirely from free-run juice, it offers stunning aromatics: blueberry & blackberry preserves are accented by garrigue, wildflowers & meaty tones, with pure wafts of mint chocolate. The palate has a bursting sensation from its fresh acidity and chocolaty tannins, driving you to take another sip.
Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Napa Valley
$98.00
$109.95___ Vinous 94 The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a gorgeous, inviting wine, but it is also going to need a few years in bottle to shed some of its formidable tannins. Black cherry, plum, graphite, pencil shavings, crème de cassis and menthol open up in the glass, but only with great reluctance. Patience will be the key here. James Suckling 94 A solid cabernet with currants and berries, blue fruit and lavender. Medium-to full-bodied, solid and beautiful. Creamy and very long. Wine Spectator 92 Well-built, with the vintage's warm and forward plum and blackberry preserve profile leading the way, while lush melted licorice and sweet spice accents fill in on the finish. A purely fruit-driven version, but the balance is there. Robert Parker 91 Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley comes strolling out of the glass with easy-breezy notions of Black Forest cake, blackberry pie, cardamom and damp soil plus hints of pencil shavings and bay leaves.
Peterson Cabernet Sauvignon "Bradford Mountain Estate" 2019, Dry Creek Valley Sonoma
$32.80
$36.50___ It is from favored mountain sites that the best wines originate. The Cabernet Sauvignon selection for our vineyard was propagated fro cuttings we took from Mount Eden Vineyards in the 1980's. This clone was brought to California over 100 years before., with vines taken from Chateaux Margaux. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, this is a wine that will give an extra reward to those who wish to cellar it. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Pilcrow Cabernet Sauvignon "Ghost Block Vineyard" 2020, Yountville
$105.00
$120.00___ The Pilcrow Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most beautiful Cabs produced from the Yountville AVA. This wine excels with alluring aromas and flavors of dried earth, savory spices, and mixed berries.
Pine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Traveler's Series 2021, 3 Counties California (Sonoma, Napa, Solano)
$28.00
$31.50___ Ripe, rich and textured wine with layers of juicy fruit and soft texture. Crafted in a classic Pine Ridge Style with Meticulous blending and attention to detail
Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2019, Napa
$148.00
$164.50___ 96 Vinous The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a sumptuous, heady wine. It possesses tremendous richness and pure power from the outset. Inky dark fruit, mocha, espresso, leather and licorice infuse the 2019 with notable character. This deep, potent Cabernet delivers the goods, big time. 95 Jeb Dunnuck The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate showed brilliantly, with a ripe, sexy, full-bodied profile that’s just about impossible to resist. Deep purple-hued with lots of red, black, and blue fruits, it shows exotic notes of iron, orange blossom, and chocolate with time in the glass. These all carry to a perfectly balanced, layered 2019 with velvety tannins and the richer style of the vintage front and center. A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, and the rest Malbec, it’s going to evolve for two decades. 94Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, Napa Valley
$29.50
$32.95___ Tasting Panel 94 Points Dark plum in color with exuberant aromas of dark cherry strudel, ripe blackberry, and cocoa nibs. Bold and opulent flavors of boysenberry jam, dark chocolate, and Malabar plum with a hint of clove. This Cabernet Sauvignon is elegant on the palate, with strong acidity and a long, smooth finish accompanied by velvety tannins.
Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley
$51.95
$58.00___ 94Wine Enthusiast This wine vastly overdelivers on its price point—a rarity in its category and peers. Made from grapes throughout the appellation, the majority from St. Helena, it blends in small amounts of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cab Franc. Turned earth, pungent tobacco leaf and currant define its savory, substantially structured elegance that offers room to age. 93Robert Parker The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon also contains 8% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc and was aged 28 months in 48% new French oak. Deep ruby in color, it has very pure, layered aromas of raspberry and cherry preserves with notes of cardamom, aniseed and rose petals. The full-bodied palate is intensely layered and perfumed, seamless and long. It's an elegant rendition of an appellation-wide Cabernet Sauvignon from what can be a rich, powerful vintage in Napa. 92Wine Spectator 92Jeb Dunnuck
Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville The Estates 2019, Oakville
$76.50
$85.00___ #6 on Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2022 & 94 Points This wine marks a comeback for the venerable Robert Mondavi Winery, with its first appearance in our Top 100 since 2011. Winemaker Nova Cadamatre helped oversee significant replanting in the famed To Kalon vineyard during her tenure (she left the winery in 2021). As young vine parcels came into production, she employed a strict selection for the winery’s The Reserve, instead feeding the new-parcel fruit into the middle-tier Oakville bottling (renamed The Estates starting with the 2018 vintage). Relying on organic farming practices, with native yeast fermentations and no filtration at bottling, this is very much a new and promising Mondavi.
Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 2017, Stags Leap
$318.95
$355.00___ Jeb Dunnuck 98 In the running for the wine of the vintage, it's an incredible success & offers more depth, opulence, & purity than just about every other wine out there. Revealing a dense purple color as well as a killer nose of blueberries, chocolate-covered cherries, scorched earth, tobacco, violets & exotic spices, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a seamless, pure, incredibly layered mouthfeel, building tannins & a great finish. As with most top 2017s, it stays tight and compact on the palate, with notable structure & impressive concentration. Robert Parker 98+ The 2017 Hillside Select displays deep garnet-purple color, bursting from the glass with scents of blueberry pie, crème de cassis, black cherry compote & chocolate box plus nuances of cedar chest, clove oil, lavender & menthol. The richly fruited, full-bodied palate has a lively skip in its step, featuring gorgeous ripe, velvety tannins & fantastic freshness. James Suckling 98
Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select 2018, Stags Leap
$345.00
$385.00___ Robert Parker 98+ Points Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select displays a deep garnet-purple color. It charges out of the gate with bold crème de cassis, blueberry pie and black cherry preserves notes, plus hints of smoked meats, fragrant earth and tar, with a fragrant waft of violets and Provence herbs. Full-bodied, the palate is packed with muscular black fruits, supported by a solid foundation of firm, grainy tannins and compelling freshness, finishing long with an enticing herbal lift. Drink 2025-2050.
Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa
$157.50
$175.00___ 95 Decanter The lovely ruby red colour is translucent, revealing a heady wine of blackberry, liquorice, vanillin, spicebush, and dried floral notes with savoury, toasty oak spices. This 2018 offers one of the more restrained and pretty bouquets of Silver Oak's Napa Cabernet in my memory. Very elegant on the entry, revealing a medium-bodied red wine with lovely cranberry fruit, plums, and currants, with a real depth to those fruit qualities framed by sculpted tannins that affix themselves onto the palate before giving way. 93 Wilfred Wong The 2018 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet is rich in flavors and sturdy on the palate. This wine excels with aromas and flavors of red and blackberries, with a nice balance of oaky notes. Enjoy it with baked lamb chops in saffron rice.
Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Alexander Valley
$84.95
$95.00___ 95 Decanter Aged in 50% new and 50% second-use American Oak from the Duncan family's The Oak cooperage in Higbee, Missouri. A compelling, brooding, muscular rendition of Cabernet from Alexander Valley with gorgeous boysenberry notes, black currants, and rose petals laced with vanillin notes and toasty oak. Medium to full-bodied with black currants, ripe blackberry and black cherry notes framed by velvety tannins laced with that irresistible vanillin note. Toasty oak spices lend a hint of sweetness, balanced by grippy acidity. Long and complex, revealing umami, garrigue, and crushed slatestone on the finish. It's a terrific wine from the Alexander Valley. 91 Wilfred Wong The 2019 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon shows its pedigree of plenty of red fruits and shading of oak in its aromas and flavors. Its balanced style makes it readily available for those who must have it now. A decade in the cellar will serve it even better.
Sodaro Estate Cabernet Sauvignon "Felicity" 2018, Coombsville Napa Valley
$76.50
$85.00___ Robert Parker 92 Points A blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Petit Verdot, the deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Felicity slowly emerges from the glass with youthfully subtle notes of wild blueberries, chocolate-covered cherries and redcurrant jelly with unfurling scents of cassis, underbrush, lilacs and pencil lead. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers bright, crunchy black fruits with red fruit sparks and a fine-grained texture, giving a lively backbone and herbal lift on the finish.
Sodaro Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Coombsville Napa Valley
$225.00
$250.00 Robert Parker 96+ Points The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet-purple colored, it charges out of the glass with fantastically intense scents of freshly crushed blackberries, blackcurrants and black raspberries plus touches of lavender, fertile loam, cardamom and camphor plus a waft of roses. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is charged with electric black fruit and floral flavors, supported by ripe, fine-grained tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and minerally.
Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon "Lyndenhurst" 2017, Napa
$79.50
$85.00___ Wine Enthusiast 94 Points This is a perennially incredible wine for the price, rounded and spicy in clove. With 10% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot, it shows balance and integration—a mix of dark berry, forest and silky tannin that is seamless on the palate and impressively elegant and cohesive from start to finish. James Suckling 93 Points Lots of blueberry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, round and soft tannins and a flavorful finish. 84% cabernet sauvignon and 10% merlot with cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot. Wilfred Wong 93 Points The 2017 Spottswoode Lyndenhurst Cabernet is a masterful and well-designed wine. This tight-knit wine shows a keen edge while displaying lively red fruit and dried herbs in its aromas and flavors. Serve it with rosemary-infused, grilled lamb chops. Robert Parker 92 Points
Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon "Lyndenhurst" 2020, Napa
$79.50
$85.00___ James Suckling 95 Points Aromas of blackcurrant, hazelnut and chocolate, with hints of mint and sage that follow through to a medium to full body, with wonderful soft and fine tannins that give a velvety texture and persistent finish. So balanced and refined. Subtle. Didn’t include wine from vineyards in Atlas Peak this year. An excellent 2020. Drinkable, but will improve so well in the cellar.
Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2017, St. Helena
$225.00
$225.00___Robert Parker 97 Points Made of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple in color and prances out of the glass with vivacious blackberries, crushed black cherries, warm black currants and red currant jelly scents plus exotic hints of cassia, cardamom, fenugreek and star anise with a waft of underbrush. Medium-bodied, the palate has fantastic energy and beautiful poise, with bags of bright, crunchy black and red fruit plus a firm, fine-grained texture, finishing long and spicy. Wilfred Wong 97+ Points The 2017 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon is magnificent. This wine is powerful, yet thoughtful, and restrained. Its strength is staying composed and elegant while showing us the best attributes of St. Helena Cabernet. Enjoy its aromas and flavors of ripe fruit, savory spices, graphite, and licorice. James Suckling & Jeb Dunnuck 96 Wine Spectator 95
The Mascot Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Napa Valley
$180.00
$180.00___ From the younger vines on Bond, Harlan and Promontory Vineyards. The wine is beautifully supple with a broadly fanned aromatic spectrum and an effortless depth of fruit. From a center point on the palate, the 2019 vintage undulates outward in all directions. Gentle, velvety swells pause and fold in on themselves, their liquid whorls of refined tannin and gratifying acidity gliding across the surface of smooth curves before retreating gradually to reveal, on the finish, the burnished dimensions beneath.
Tor Cabernet Sauvignon "Melanson Vineyard" 2018, Pritchard Hill
$195.00
$217___ Vinous 98 The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard captures all of the riveting beauty of the vintage in this hillside site just opposite Colgin. A backbone of tannin & bright acids give the 2018 fabulous vibrancy & a real sense of energy. Crushed red berries, mocha, leather, licorice & crushed rocks all race out of the glass. The 2018 is wonderfully vivid and pure. Jeb Dunnuck 95+ From a rock site on Pritchard Hill, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard has a killer bouquet of crushed stone, new leather, flowery incense, blackberries & blackcurrants. Already complex & nuanced aromatically, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a seamless, expansive texture, plenty of ripe tannins & a great finish. Give bottles 2-4 years in the cellar and enjoy over the following two decades. Robert Parker 95
Williams Selyem Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III 2019, Rutherford Napa Valley
$283.50
$315.00___ Robert Parker 95 points The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III is the first commercial release of a Cabernet Sauvignon from Williams Selyem, and it offers the vibrancy and freshness characteristic of the best 2019s in Napa. Opaque ruby-purple in color, the nose features cassis and red cherry with touches of cedar, chocolate and potpourri. The full-bodied palate has a concentrated core of graphite-laced fruit, a velvety texture and refreshing acidity. It's plush without being weighty, and it really opens up as it spends time in the glass, suggesting it still needs time in the bottle to unwind. Drink 2025-2040
Pinot Noir
Argyle Pinot Noir Bloom House 2022, Willamette Valley
$21.00
$23.50___ Wine Spectator 92 Points The Argyle Willamette Valley Pinot Noir highlights the elegance and complexity of the Willamette Valley AVA, showcasing the purity of fruit and lively texture the region has to offer. Delicate fermentation and gentle pressing enhanced this wine’s silky mouthfeel. The wine showcases both dark and red cherry flavors, as well as black tea and spice accents. On the palate, fresh, vibrant acidity and polished tannins frame the flavors, while adding precise and persistent length.
Benovia Pinot Noir 2020, Russian River
$41.95
$46.95___ Wine Enthusiast 94 Points This alluring wine hits the sweet spot, combining gorgeous ripe cherries and berries with a dash of tangy acidity and moderate tannins to balance out the effusive fruit. Oak spices from cinnamon to clove and ginger contribute nicely to the wine’s complexity and appeal.
Carmel Road Pinot Noir 2021, Monterey County
$11.35
$12.95___ This textured Pinot Noir showcases notes of red berry, warm spice, and earth tones with a pronounced minerality that reflects the cool coastal growing region. Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Colene Clemens Pinot Noir "Dopp Creek" 2020, Chehalem Mountains, Oregon
$28.50
$31.95___ The 2021 Dopp Creek opens with pretty aromas of rich red fruit and savory herbs, which carry through on the palate. The wine is clean, balanced, and well-structured with a core of bright fruit and a round, supple mouthfeel. It finishes with a hint of pomegranate, rosemary, and warm spice. This wine drinks beautifully now, and will age gracefully over the next five to eight years.
Convene Pinot Noir By Dan Kosta 2019, Sonoma Coast
$56.70
$63.00___ WE93 Rich fruit flavors and intricate spices blend beautifully in this ultrasmooth, full-bodied wine. White pepper, black cherries, sour cherries and a touch of wood smoke all add to its complexity. The wine offers mild tannins and a mouth-filling texture. Wine Tasting Notes An elegant Pinot Noir with notes of crunchy red fruits, plum skin, and wilted rose. On the palate, flavors of wild strawberry, blueberry, and cola are accentuated with hints of green tea, graphite, and vanilla.
Crescere Pinot Noir Platt Vineyard 2018, Sonoma Coast
$93.50
$104.00___ Spring jumps from the glass, giving you a mix of wild berries—mulberry, cranberry, and strawberry—married with blood orange as you first take a whiff. The wine begins to open up as it breathes to show notes of rose petal, tarragon, and fresh oregano, eventually giving way to undertones of fresh leather and flint. It’s a wine that’s immensely enjoyable on its own, but makes you dream of all the fun dishes you can cook alongside it.
Crescere Pinot Noir Proprietary 2018, Sonoma Coast
$78.00
$86.95___ Boysenberry, blueberry, and fresh dates marry with spiced plum, basil, fresh bay leaf, and hibiscus to lead the heady aroma of this wine. On the palate, these flavors are delivered with a bright, silky sensation and you begin to notice undertones of soft cheese rind and freshly cured meat that help to deliver a truly complex and memorable experience.
Domaine Lucien Baillot Et Fils Gevrey Chambertin 2018, Burgundy France
$67.50
$75.00___ Old-vine Pinot Noir blended from several sites across Gevrey-Chambertin provides a textbook rendition of this village, all while staying honest to the soulful, pure-fruited Boillot style and the lusciousness of the vintage. Gevrey’s characteristic brawn is enveloped in a sumptuous cushion of dark fruit, rendering it immediately attractive notwithstanding the structure lurking beneath. You could cellar it for a decade . . . but why not just pull the cork now?
Dumol Pinot Noir Wester Reach 2021, Russian River Valley
$66.00
$73.50___ James Suckling 95 Points A wine with a lot of back end, with dark fruits of blackberry and cherry. Ripe strawberry. Hints of toasted oak and smoke. It’s full and layered with very firm and polished tannins. Very serious and real, and shows the structure of the vintage. Some chocolate. Strawberry pie, too. Drinkable but two to three years of age will help it. Vinous 92 Points The 2021 Pinot Noir Wester Reach is fabulous. Bright and explosive, the Wester Reach is a fabulous introduction to the vintage at DuMOL. Red/purplish fruit, lavender, rose petal and kirsch are all pushed forward. This vibrant Russian River Pinot Noir is a total knock out.
Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2020, France
$23.50
$26.50___ 90 points Wine Spectator! This sleek, taut red is penetrated with a beam of cherry and strawberry fruit flavors supported by vibrant acidity and refined, chalky tannins. Elegant, showing fine balance and length. Drink now through 2027. 90 points James Suckling! Very attractive sour-cherry and wild-blackberry nose, Quite crisp for this ripe vintage, but that gives it a lot of vitality and the leafy freshness accentuates this. Drink or hold.
Flowers Pinot Noir 2021, Sonoma Coast
$42.50
$47.50___ 93 James Suckling A fresh yet structured pinot with dried strawberry, orange peel and light caramel with dried stems. Medium body, flavorful, firm and bright at the end. Savory. 93 Wine Enthusiast Aromas of sweet berries, cherry liqueur and cola dominate the nose of this Pinot, while the palate is loaded with cedar cigar box, coffee and maraschino cherry. The combination of freshness and grip feels very alluring, but it might need a few years to round into form. 92 Decanter Delicious, fresh, and savoury, this juicy Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast has violet and smoky flint aromatics buoyed by fresh red berries and a kiss of fresh mint. The palate is reflective, with flinty minerality coming to the fore. Pine sap, notes of fresh evergreen and lovely red fruits, clove and white peppery spice to finish.
Hilt Estate Pinot Noir 2020, St. Rita Hills
$44.95
$49.95___ Jeb Dunnuck 93 Points Moving to the reds, the 2020 Pinot Noir Estate has lots of black raspberry and strawberry-like fruits as well as toasted spices and floral notes. It’s medium-bodied, textured, has some background, nicely integrated oak, and beautiful tannins.
Husic Pinot Noir 2019, Sonoma Coast
$57.00
$63.50___
Littorai Pinot Noir 2021, Sonoma Coast
$58.50
$65.00___ Vibrant fresh cherry and rhubarb tones are accompanied by complex floral, vegetal and cooking spice notes. After a silky attack on the palate, the tannins are fine grained, understated and supple and are followed by wonderfully fresh acidity which lingers long on the palate. While this wine is already charming, it will continue to improve and gain depth over the next few years. This is more delicate and lighter on its feet than the Les Larmes bottling and dances across the palate.
Louis Latour Mercurey 2020, Burgundy France
$43.00
$48.00___ Of a beautiful ruby colour, our Mercurey reveals a nose with peppery. The mouth, rich and fresh, is characterized by silky tannins accompanying subtle notes of strawberry and pepper. Image of bottle Sample image only. Please see Item description for product Information. When ordering the item shipped will match the product listing if there are any discrepancies. Do not order solely on the label
Martinelli Pinot Noir Bondi Ranch 2021, Russian River Valley
$68.00
$76.00___ 96 Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "From the coolest area of the Russian River sites at the estate, the Martinelli 2021 Pinot Noir Bondi Home Ranch is lifted with candied roses, pine, and pure red cherry. It is full-bodied, with a good spine of acidity, ripe well-balanced tannins, a focused feel, and a long finish with ripe red plum and spices. Drink 2024-2040." 95 Wine Spectator:"Loaded, with gorgeous succulent, lush boysenberry, mulberry and açaí berry fruit seamlessly inlaid with singed apple wood, anise and fruitcake details. Gains additional beguilement from a late flash of potpourri and black tea. Robert Parker 94
Murphy Goode Pinot Noir 2021, California
$10.50
$11.95___ The 2021 Murphy-Goode Pinot Noir is smooth and pleasing. This wine offers attractive red fruit and chalkiness in its aromas and flavors.
Prisoner Pinot Noir 2021, Sonoma Coast
$31.00
$34.95___ The Prisoner Wine Company's Pinot Noir is on a different path. This wine stays the course and tantalizes the New World wine drinker. This wine takes its aromas and flavors on a darker fruit path than most others have made, and it stays well-focused on from start to finish. Pair it with a juicy, grilled ribeye.
Rancho Las Hermanas Pinot Noir 2021, Santa Rita Hills
$35.95
$39.95___ The Rancho Las Hermanas Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir exemplifies the essence of Sta. Rita Hills’ cool climate, possessing a classic black pepper flavor profile that is unique to Pinot Noirs from the region.
Rochioli Pinot Noir 2021, Russian River Valley
$89.50
$99.50 Jeb Dunnuck #1 wine of 2023 96 Points A deep transparent ruby, the elegant 2021 Pinot Noir Estate displays a refined, classic appeal in its notes of wild raspberry, fresh roses, and forest herbs. Medium-bodied, it reveals fine tannins and remarkable purity throughout its fresh, well-balanced layers of orange peel, ripe red cherry, and floral, spicy notes that continue long on the palate. A beautiful Pinot with a lot of immediate appeal, it will continue to drink well over the next 6-8 years. This stunning wine far exceeds its entry-level status. It’s absolutely gorgeous. 94 points Robert Parker The 2021 Pinot Noir Estate has alluring scents of blackberry preserves, blueberries, licorice, amaro and tea leaves with generous spicy undertones. The medium-bodied palate is silky, seamless and fresh with concentrated, perfumed fruit and a fan of spicy accents across the long finish. 93 points Wine Enthusiast
Sanford Pinot Noir Estate 2019, St. Rita Hills
$39.10
$43.50___ Robert Parker 93 The 2019 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills comes mainly from younger vines in the Sanford & Benedict (44%) and La Rinconada (56%) vineyards planted to a wide range of clonal selections. Pale ruby-purple, it's scented of red and black berries, orange peel, forest floor and bitters. The palate is open and spicy, with a silky texture, refreshing acidity and a touch of classy baking spice from its 11 months in 25% new French oak. It's a bright, pure style this vintage and excellent quality for an appellation bottling. 88,548 cases produced. Vinous 91 The 2019 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) is a gorgeous, entry-level offering. Crushed flowers, lavender, rose petal and mint all grace this wonderfully translucent Pinot Noir. The purity of the fruit is just remarkable.
Sean Minor Pinot Noir 2022, Sonoma Coast
$21.00
$23.50___ Tasting Panel 93 Points Not long ago, critics and reviewers were complaining - with justification - that California Pinots were generally becoming too rich and chunky at the cost of the delicacy that has long been the variety's primary virtue. Clearly the message got through, as the stylistic center of gravity has shifted back toward lithe wines with less wood and more moderate ripeness and weight. This is a superb object lesson in that shift, showing subtly spicy aromas, satisfyingly impactful flavors within a truly light body, and fine-grained tannins that offer a bit of grip on the finish. It's especially impressive at its price point.
Siduri Pinot Noir 2020, Santa Rita Hills
$28.00
$31.50___ Wine Enthusiast 93 This appellation blend is a very satisfying and delicious expression of the region, rivaling many single-vineyard bottlings. Snappy aromas of raspberry and pomegranate are clean and polished on the nose. The palate is juicy and bright with strawberry flavors that are cut by minty tarragon tones. *Editors' Choice* Jeb Dunnuck 91 Points Slightly more expensive, the 2020 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills has classic appellation savory red fruits, loamy earth, and spicy aromatics, and it's medium-bodied, pure, polished, and elegant on the palate, with supple tannins and some classic Siduri fruit and texture.
Talbott Pinot Noir Kali Hart 2021, Monterey County
$16.95
$18.95___ 93 Wine Enthusiast This is one of the most reliably delicious while affordable Pinot Noirs in California. Bright but concentrated aromas of strawberry cream, singed sage and crushed rock kick off the nose. The palate is satisfyingly rich with baked cherry and pecan pie flavors, yet tense in texture and zippy in acidity. 92 James Suckling A soft and juicy pinot noir with dried strawberry, orange peel and dried mushroom character with some dust. Medium body. Round tannins and a juicy finish.
Walter Scott Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Mt. Pisgah 2021, Willamette Valley
$71.95
$79.95___ Robert Parker 95-97 Points The 2021 Freedom Hill Pinot Noir from barrel has a medium ruby-purple color and scents of cranberry, pomegranate and orange peel, unfolding to accents of pipe tobacco, tar, tea leaves and dried herbs. The light-bodied palate is delicately styled, offering fragrant, crunchy fruit, soft, grainy tannins and bright bursts of acidity.
Walter Scott Pinot Noir Temperance Hill Eola-Amity 2021, Willamette Valley
$71.95
$79.95___ Robert Parker 95-97 Points Medium ruby-purple, the 2021 Temperance Hill Pinot Noir from barrel is bursting with red fruit aromas—rhubarb, raspberry preserves and kirsch—with accents of bergamot, mushrooms and forest floor. The medium-bodied palate balances powerful, concentrated fruit with a grainy, seamless frame, and it has a long, floral finish.
Williams Selyem Pinot Noir West Side Rd. Neighbors 2020, Russian River
$99.00
$110.00___ Wine Enthusiast 96 Tangy red fruit, crushed rock and notes of violet and rose permeate from the glass of this outstanding wine, a perennial showcase for the array of sites that consistently contribute to it. Well-structured and balanced, it is earthy and rich, with deliciously enticing accents of dried herb and mineral Wilfred Wong 94 The 2020 Williams Selyem Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir shows an excellent combination of power and finesse. This wine excels with aromas and flavors of crushed berries and oak. Jeb Dunnuck 94 The 2020 Pinot Noir Westside Road Neighbors has ripe aromatics of sun-ripened cherry fruit, cola spice, and sweet cedar. The palate floods with primary fruit, candied flowers, and forest floor.
Sauvignon Blanc
Bevan Sauvignon Blanc "Dry Stack Vineyard" 2022, Bennet Valley Sonoma County
$38.25
$42.50___ Bevan’s Sauvignon Blanc from the Dry Stack Vineyard in Bennett Valley is one of California’s finest examples of this Italian clone of Sauvignon Blanc that is planted in these gravelly, loamy soils. This wine is aged half and half in stainless steel and the rest in François Frères Burgundy barrels. It is 100% Sauvignon Blanc, and the wine has a spectacular bouquet of caramelized citrus, honeysuckle, orange blossom and brioche. It is amazingly rich and dense, with the texture of a great grand cru white Burgundy or top California Chardonnay. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.
Clos Henri Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2022, New Zealand
$18.90
$21.00___ 91 points James Suckling A crunchy and sharp sauvignon blanc with green apples, lime zest and lemongrass on the nose. Sea shells and crushed stones, too. Clean and crisp with a mineral, dry finish. From organically grown grapes.
Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc Te Muna Road Vineyard 2019, Martinborough New Zealand
$19.95
$21.95___ 93 Wine Spectator This has an appealing supple, fleshy texture to the mango, salted melon and white peach notes, with a hint of litsea oil and feijoa fruit. Finishes with a touch of dried sage and fresh acidity. 92 James Suckling This has aromas of guavas, lemons, juniper berries, sliced green apples and wet stones. Clean and clear with a medium body and vibrant acidity. Mineral and stony finish. Drink now. 92 Wine Enthusiast Craggy’s latest vintages are vibrant, succulent, delicious creatures, as well demonstrated by this Sauvignon. Bright and aromatic, it exudes passion fruit, lime blossom, ruby grapefruit and grass. The palate is dry, crisp and slippery, with juicy citrus and dried herbs. This is everything we love about Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc, wrapped up with a bow on top.
Daou Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Paso Robles
$14.50
$16.50___ Wine Enthusiast 92 Points This is a complete package of a Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas of snappy lime, apple flesh and rainy cement click the variety’s main boxes, while the palate is firmly structured, presenting flavors of lime, ash and tropical grasses.
Giesen Zero Sauvignon Blanc Non Alcoholic NV, New Zealand
$13.00
$14.95___ Giesen's "Zero" Sauvignon Blanc is a unique wine from New Zealand's Marlborough region. Using the classic Giesen Sauvignon Blanc as a base, they remove the wine's alcohol with spun cone distillation, resulting in a wine with less than 0.5% alcohol, less than what naturally occurs in most fruit juices.
Gregory Graham Sauvignon Blanc 2021, Lake County
$21.00
$23.50___ The Windrem vineyard, located along Kelsey Creek in the newly recognized Big Valley AVA, is managed and organically farmed by David Weiss.
Groth Sauvignon Blanc 2023, Napa Valley
$24.50
$27.50___ Sunny lemon-yellow in color with bright aromas of honeydew melon, green apple, pear nectar and beeswax. Crisp and refreshing citrus and melon flavors lead to a long and juicy finish that leaves you craving another sip.
Henri Bourgeois Sancerre "Les Baronnes" 2022, France
$29.95
$33.50___ James Suckling 90 Points Henri Bourgeois Les Baronnes Sancerre Blanc is typical of the Sancerre appellation and the Domaine Henri Bourgeois style. Subtle yet powerful, its persistence and harmony find their origin in the exposition and quality of the terroir. Crispy, and fruity this wine has some lime, apple and gunflint aromas balanced by ripe tropical and yellow orchard fruits. A delight at the beginning of the meal, Les Baronnes is also an excellent companion to fish dishes such as Scallops with mango emulsion or Roll of bass in curry. The famous Crottin de Chavignol goat cheese, produced in the same region, is the perfect match.
Honig Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Napa And Lake Counties
$18.90
$21.00___ The 2022 Honig Sauvignon Blanc is firm on the palate with a fine, bright finish. This wine delivers aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, earth, citrus, and melon.
Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Canterbury New Zealand
$13.50
$16.50___ 90 Points Wilfred Wong The 2022 Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc is distinctive and attractive. This wine exhibits aromas and flavors of dried herbs, grassy notes, and ripe citrus. Choose it as an aperitif wine with grilled prawns. 90 Points Wine Spectator This aromatic version showcases preserved lemon, melon and plump apricot notes, backed by hints of tangerine and lemon zest. Reveals a thread of minerality on the sleek, juicy finish.
Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Sonoma And Napa County
$23.75
$26.50___ 92 Wine Spectator Fresh Fuji apple, pear and nectarine flavors are mouthwatering and juicy at the core of this white, but there are pretty accents for complexity and length, including a drizzle of wildflower honey, lemon curd, lemon verbena and fresh-grated ginger. 90 Wilfred Wong The 2021 Rombauer Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc is aromatic, pleasing, and on point in its varietal category. This wine exhibits aromas and flavors of tart citrus and ripe melon. 90 James Suckling Aromas of ripe pears, guava, leafy herbs and white flowers. Medium-bodied, juicy and fresh with bright acidity cutting through. Fleshy finish.
Sand Point Sauvignon Blanc 2022, California
$9.95
$11.95___ This is a light, crisp and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. It offers flavors and aromas of green apple, lemon, lime, passionfruit, guava, honeydew melon and vanilla flowers.
Sean Minor Sauvignon Blanc 2021, California
$12.50
$13.95___ Tasting Panel 90 Points A juicy, crisp, and fresh white with a clean introduction of melon, white flowers, and heightened grapefruit that gives way to an essence of tropical fruit on the finish.
Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Marlborough New Zealand
$15.25
$16.95___ Stoneleigh Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc displays vibrant and punchy aromatics of grapefruit, white peach and passionfruit with a scattering of tropical stone fruits. This wine shows mouth-watering acidity, and minerality. A lovely young and dynamic drop that finishes with a pleasing fresh passionfruit note that lingers.
Tapestry Sauvignon Blanc 2023, Central Coast
$17.50
$19.95___ Tapestry Red Blend bursts with aromas of ripe blueberry and blackberry with hints of sage, lavender, and cedar. Rich and smooth on the palate and balanced by structured tannins and fresh acidity, enjoy Tapestry with pasta, cheese, red meats... or any time you’re celebrating with friends and loved ones.
Unshackled Sauvignon Blanc By Prisoner Wine Co. 2020, California
$19.75
$21.95___ Unshackled Sauvignon Blanc White Wine, created by the innovative winemakers of The Prisoner Wine Company, is characterized by bright and crisp fruit. Opening with aromas of melon and tropical fruit, this delightfully unconventional sauvignon blanc wine makes its mark on the world. Flavors of peach, fresh citrus, lime, and tropical fruit grace this crisp white wine. Sourced from the state's Central and North Coasts, this California white wine's delicious blend of sauvignon blanc, chenin blanc, and roussanne varietals offers brightness and texture.
Walter Hansel Sauvignon Blanc 2022, Dry Creek Valley
$16.40
$18.25___ Walter Hansel Winery usually acquires Sauvignon Blanc from Lake County, but this bottling was sourced from sites in and around Dry Creek Valley. Stephen Hansel says this about the 2022 Sauvignon Blanc, "This is from purchased fruit from a variety of sites and clones. The fermentation was very slow but steady and continued for well over a month. The result is a fabulous representation of this varietal with vibrant nose and long lingering finish."
Meritage and Red Wine Blends
Aperture Red Wine 2020, Alexander Valley
$54.90
$61.00___ Robert Parker 97 Points The 2020 Bordeaux Red Blend is composed of 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Malbec, 28% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc, matured in 45% new French oak for 18 months. Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, it is scented of blueberries and red and black cherries with nuances of graphite, spice and tea leaves, continuing to blossom aromatically as it spends time in the glass. The medium-bodied palate is velvety and refreshing with alluringly floral fruit and a long, layered finish. Restrained and easy to drink, it's a great success in a challenging vintage. 2,189 cases were made. Drink 2024 to 2034.
Barrua Isola Dei Nuraghi By Agricola Punica 2018, Sardinia Italy
$31.00
$34.95___ James Suckling 93 Points Perfumed nose with blackcurrants, blackberries and subtle red roses. Full-to medium-bodied with creamy, integrated tannins that caressing the mouth. Just slightly chewy at the end, but will soften in a year or two. Succulent and delicious.
Bevan Ontogeny Red 2018, Oakville
$86.95
$96.95___Jeb Dunnuck 97-99 Points "The 2018 Ontogeny should be up there with the 2017 and has lots of cassis and currant fruits as well as plenty of graphite, tapenade, salted chocolate, and leafy herbs. It's a rich, full-bodied, deep, sexy beast." Robert Parker 95 Points Ontogeny is a barrel-selection blend of Bevan's vineyard sources: Tench, Sugarloaf, Harbison, Wildfoote, Saunders and Sage Ridge. The varieties include: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Ontogeny Proprietary Red Wine comes barreling out of the glass with intensely fruity notes of crème de cassis, black cherry preserves and stewed plums plus a savory undercurrent of grilled meats, sautéed herbs and Indian spices. The palate is full-bodied, rich and velvety, delivering impactful black fruit preserves with loads of earthy nuances, finishing long with a spicy kick. Vinous 94 Points
Bodyguard Red Wine By Daou 2021, Paso Robles
$31.00
$34.50--- The 2021 Bodyguard is the latest masterwork from Winemaker Daniel Daou. Bold and brooding, it displays a dark purple hue. Aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, berry jam, tobacco and maple syrup reveal trailing scents of pepper, campfire and chocolate-covered red fruit. The palate entry is big and broad, displaying rich flavors of freshly crushed berries, cured meat and spice. Concentrated dark fruit flavors extend into a sleek, lengthy finish. Blend: 71% Petit Verdot, 29% Petite Sirah
Ca Marcanda Magari By Gaja 2017, Tuscany Italy
$59.35
$69.95___ Robert Parker 94+ This wine is released before the Camarcanda blend. Angelo Gaja and his family have worked this vintage with a deft hand. This hot 2017 growing conditions have been harnessed for their positive attributes, such as the thickness and the dark concentration of the fruit and, consequently, the wine's freshness. Any negative implications have been absolutely eliminated and worked through. Nothing escapes Angelo's watchful eye. The 2017 Bolgheri Rosso Magari is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink 2020 to 2035
Casa Ferreirinha "Quinta De Lada" 2016, Douro Portugal
$69.95
$77.75___ Wine Enthusiast 96 The wine comes from a great estate in the Douro Superior that forms the basis for the blend of the iconic Barca Velha. It has a beautifully subtle harmony between the rich black fruits and the structured wood and tannins. There is balance and elegance in this impressive wine that demands aging. Drink from 2022-2036. The 2016 Quinta da Leda is a blend of 50% Touriga Franca, 25% Touriga Nacional and 15% Tinto Cão and 10% Tinta Roriz, aged for 18 months in an equal mixture of new and used French oak.
Cavaliere D'oro Toscana Rosso By Castello Di Gabbiano 2016, Tuscany Italy
$10.95
$12.95___ Our Toscana offers a balanced bouquet of wild red berries and violet. This is a delightful ruby red wine, providing a dry and smooth taste with great freshness, soft tannins and medium body.
Chateau Chapelle D'Alienor Bordeaux Superieur Rouge 2018, France
$16.80
$18.95___ Wine Enthusiast 88 Points Ripe black fruits and a full-bodied texture give this ready-to-drink wine immediacy. Lightly spiced, balancing blackberry fruits and acidity, the wine is delicious now.
Chateau Clos Fourtet 1er Grand Cru St. Emilion 2018, Bordeaux France
$163.50
$182.00___ Vinous 98 -The 2018 Clos Fourtet is one of the most elegant, refined wines of the vintage. Silky, aromatically expressive, Clos Fourtet is all grace. Blue/purplish fruit, lavender, spice, menthol, sage all lift from the glass. Even with all of the natural richness of the year, Clos Fourtet sizzles with tension & delineation. Then again, that is the magic of the Saint-Émilion plateau. Clos Fourtet is easy to look past in 2018. It is neither exuberant nor exotically ripe. Instead, everything is in reserve. The 2018 is a magical wine, that's all there is to it. Don't miss it. Jeb Dunnuck 97 Robert Parker 97 Wine Enthusiast 97
Chateau Pape Clement Rouge Grand Cru Pessac Leognan 2018, Bordeaux France
$136.00
$151.20___ Jeb Dunnuck 99 - 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot 4% Cabernet Franc brought up in 60% new French oak, the 2018 Château Pape Clement from Bernard Magrez is a gorgeous wine that's performing even better from bottle than barrel, which is always a good sign. Deep ruby/purple, with stunning crème de cassis & blackberry fruits as well as kaleidoscope-like notes of graphite, scorched earth, smoke, violets & spring flowers, it offers full-bodied richness yet stays light on its feet, graceful & almost ethereal on the palate, with integrated acidity & building yet seamless tannin's. It will keep for 30+ years. James Suckling 97 Aromas of wild blackberries, blueberries, dried lavender, cloves & eucalyptus with gravel and cocoa butter. It’s full-bodied with firm, powdery tannins. Polished & creamy with a core of ripe fruit that evolves to herbs, spices & chocolate. Fantastic concentration and seamless integration. Wine Spectator & Wine Enthusiast 96
Deranged Red Wine By Prisoner Wine Company 2017, Napa Valley
$83.25
$92.50___ Dérangé epitomizes The Prisoner Wine Company's renowned style, crafted from varietals spanning the best lots across the portfolio. The blend combines high-elevation Cabernet Sauvignon and dry-farmed Malbec with small premium lots of Merlot, Syrah, and Petite Sirah. This rich, boldly flavorful, powerfully structured red blend represents the culmination of the skills, patience, and passion of our winemakers and growers. The end of our wait is your reward.
Exit West Red Wine 2021, Red Hills Lake County
$22.50
$25.50___ Estate-grown “Big Red” blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Cab Franc, Malbec & Petit Verdot from Lake County’s Red Hills AVA. Loads of pleasure in this rich, ready-to-drink red: blackberry compote, melted dark chocolate, clove, licorice, French roast coffee. 60% new French oak aged for vanilla toast flavors and polish Whatever “IT” is, the Exit West has “IT.”
Flora Springs Trilogy Proprietary Red Wine 2019, Napa
$73.50
$82.00___ 94 James Suckling Sweetly spiced nose of cherries, spiced plums, strawberries, vanilla and lavender. Full-bodied with firm, supple tannins and fresh acidity. Juicy, fruity and delicious with pretty spice and floral undertones on the long finish. Decanter 93 Opens to a nose of blackberries, spiced plum, liquorice, fennel and cedar. A real palate-etching red with immense concentration, and a nice line of saline minerality. The tannins are angular and grippy, and the long finish is punctuated by dark chocolate, black currants and graphite. A Cabernet crowd pleaser. 91 Wine Spectator A plush fruit bomb, with waves of plum sauce, warmed cassis and cherry puree cruising through, laced with signed vanilla and ending with a creamy finish. For the hedonist crowd. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now through 2028.
Fulldraw Chop Block Estate Red Wine 2019, Paso Robles
$90.00
$100.00___ At Fulldraw, we meticulously pick, process, and ferment each varietal separately. By doing so, this allows us to blend an impeccably balanced wine among all three varietals each contributing something unique and special to the resulting blend. We are always surprised at how easily this blend comes together. This wine is a great representation of what the site contributes to all the varietals in one bottle—intense aromatics, bright lengthy finish, and finessed tannins.
Fulldraw FD2 Estate Red Wine 2018, Paso Robles
$51.00
$56.95___ Robert Parker 93 Points A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah, the 2018 FD2 has a medium ruby color and alluring aromas of cranberry sauce, baked plums and Christmas spices with savory undertones of tobacco, mushroom and leather. The medium-bodied palate has a chalky texture, softened acidity and fine savory details on the finish. This 2018 is the current release, and it's in a great spot for drinking right now or cellar till 2030.
Girard Artistry Red 2019, Napa Valley
$42.00
$47.50___ James Suckling 93 Points This wine has a character of ripe dark and blue berries, spices, flowers and tobacco leaves. A touch of mintiness too. Medium-to full- bodied. Juicy and succulent with fine-grained tannins and a bright acidity. Long and dry finish with a graphite-like minerality. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Malbec and 5% Petit Verdot. Drink after 2023.
Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore By Antinori 2019, Italy
$136.00
$152.00___ James Suckling 98 This has a wild and perfumed nose of dried thyme, sage, blackberries, cocoa, graphite and white and green peppercorns. Then dried flowers. Full-bodied with firm, tight and precise tannins. Vibrant. There’s so much character and structure. A new benchmark for this winery. More cabernet franc than in the past. Robert Parker 97 The 2019 Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso is made with 25% Cabernet Franc, with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot. These are intelligent choices, and you can count on this wine to maintain that level of extreme elegance and intensity that it is known for. Indeed, this is a new and improved Guado al Tasso with focused aromas of pencil shaving, white pepper and crushed stone that frame a rich core of black fruit. This is a beautifully linear and powerful red blend. Wine Enthusiast 96
Hamel Family Isthmus Red Wine 2018, Sonoma Valley
$69.95
$78.50___ Robert Parker 95 Points The 2018 Isthmus is made up of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot from the Nuns Canyon and Hamel Family Ranch Vineyards. Notably, it was matured for 12 months in 26% new French oak barrels and transferred to concrete tanks for an additional 17 months' maturation. Deep ruby in color, the nose features blackcurrants and cherries with slowly emerging wafts of tobacco, charcuterie, graphite and dried herbs. The medium-bodied palate is powdery and seamless, its structural balance giving it a featherweight feel in the mouth. Fresh, smooth, long and layered, it's an easy-drinking yet complex meritage that will benefit from another 2-3 years in bottle to unwind. Drink 2023-2037
Harvey & Harriet Red Wine By Booker 2020, Paso Robles
$23.50
$26.50___ 93 James Suckling Nice herbs, olives with a hint of savory anchovies, blackcurrants and tobacco to the nose. Juicy and bright with fine, present tannins on a medium- to full-bodied palate. Nicely flattering and fruit-forward, too. 91 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Medium ruby-purple, the 2020 Harvey & Harriet is savory and less defined than the rest of the lineup, with aromas of bell pepper, chargrill and tar over a core of red and black currants. The full-bodied palate offers a core of savory fruit, firm, grainy tannins and just enough juicy acidity on the finish to call you in for another sip.
Justin Isosceles 2020, Paso Robles
$56.50
$63.00___ 91 Wine Enthusiast Roasted black plum aromas meet with tobacco leaf on the nose of this blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. The palate shows a lot of primary fruit flavors, from black plum to blackberry, with Christmas spices proving quite prominent.
Kokomo 'Cuvee' 2020, North Coast
$21.00
$23.55___ This Cuvée is a focused blend that is inspired by the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This wine is very complex because of the nature of the blend. The deep ruby color is backed up by essence of blueberry, black cherry, lavender, with cracked pepper and earthy notes. It has a medium body and supportive tannins that lead to a long lingering finish. Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel.
Laird Jillian's Red Blend 2016, Napa
$26.50
$29.50___ 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Syrah, 12% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot. This visually attractive wine, has a deep crimson hue when held to the light. The nose has heartwarming notes of vanilla, blackberry preserve, currants and warmed spices. The approachable tannins rest gently on the palate, complimented by flavors of fresh blueberries, strawberry rhubarb and roasted coffee. The long, memorable finish leaves you yearning for the next sip.
Lancaster Red Winemaker's Cuvee 2018, Alexander Valley
$49.00
$54.95___ Robert Parker 93 Points Dark purple in the glass, this wine opens with aromas of indulgent, dark berry fruit with savory undertones and notes of toasted oak. The palate is full bodied with multi-layered flavors of black cherry, currant, tobacco and graphite.
Lancaster Red Winemaker's Cuvee 2019, Alexander Valley
$49.00
$54.95___ Aromas and flavors of dark plum and black currant meld together with savory notes of leather, cedar and clove spice. Medium-firm tannins linger on the silky smooth finish. A wine of impeccable structure and balance that allows aging for 5-10 years. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc.
Levo Wines Tearing At The Seams Red Wine 2018, Santa Barbara County (Syr, Pets, Grac)
$40.00
$45.00
Linne Calodo Outsider Red Wine 2019, Paso Robles
$65.00
$72.50___ Black raspberry, black cherry, cocoa nibs and mocha. This wine is at once fruity, sweet and savory as it takes a rambling path across your pallet into a long lingering finish. Classic zinfandel flavors meet the structure of Syrah, creating a smooth inviting mouthfeel. The iron rich minerality of Graciano pulls it back from saccharine, sowing notes of smoked bacon. Drink now through 2027. 74% ZINFANDEL, 17% SYRAH, 9% GRACIANO
Linne Calodo Rising Tides Red Wine 2019, Paso Robles
$71.95
$79.95___ Each year Rising Tides represents the vintage as a whole and in 2019 we have a wine that is deep and complexe while light on its feet. This is a perfect showcase of the balance between dense dry farmed flavors and structure against the brilliant limestone rooted acidity that is emblematic of the wines from this year. Red strawberry Grenache notes are grounded by darker syrah flavors of elderberry and black olives. Herbal aromatics collide with hints of oak to conjure the image of sage butter simmering in a pan. Undertones of wet granite and aged balsamic pick up on the mid pallet and carry long into the finish. Drink now through 2029. 67% GRENACHE, 26% SYRAH, 7% GRACIANO
Linne Calodo Sticks & Stones Red Wine 2019, Paso Robles
$77.50
$86.50___ Sticks and Stones sparkles in the sunlight, its bright ruby hue instantly brings a smile to your face. The aromatics evoke a strawberry rhubarb pie topped with fresh whipped cream enjoyed in a grove of eucalyptus on the first warm day of Spring. The candied fruit pops across the palate, with undertones of California sagebrush and beef marinade hinting at many years of development ahead. As the wine ages the relaxation of acidity and tannin will transform the bright juicy pop to a gentle enveloping flow, releasing layers of earth, chaparral and brown sugar to the red fruit. Drunk young, it seems to pass its own excitement onto your tongue, impossible to not return for that next sip. Drink now through 2022 to enjoy the fresh strawberry energy, 2025-2032 for a more mellow and earthy enjoyment. 64% GRENACHE, 30% SYRAH, 3% GRACIANO, 3% MOURVÈDRE
Long Shadows Chester-Kidder Red Wine 2017, Columbia Valley Washington
$49.00
$54.95___ Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points The Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated 2017 Chester-Kidder is another more closed, reserved wine that's loaded with potential. Cassis, toasted spices, violets, and leafy herb notes give way to a rich, full-bodied red that has ripe, velvety tannins, a rounded, mouth-filling texture, and one heck of a great finish. Give bottles 3-5 years if you can and it should be very long lived.