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5132 Arden Wy, Carmichael, CA 95608

MATTEO'S PIZZA & BISTRO

5132 Arden Wy, Carmichael, CA 95608

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WINE DINNERS, TASTINGS & EVENTS
Upcoming Wine Events
Grgich Hills, Rutherford And Grgich, Croatia Wine Tasting Wednesday June 26, 6:00-7:00
$40.00
Paired with Fun Snacks from the Kitchen. Wines that we plan on tasting: Grgich Hills Sauvignon Blanc Grgich Hills Chardonnay Grgich Hills Rose Grgich Hills Merlot Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Grgich Hills Zinfandel Grgich Croatia Plavac Mali Red Wine
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FOOD & WINE SPECIALS
Crab Cake Sliders
$24.00
2 sliders with Crab Cake, Creole Aioli, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Pickles and Cajun Fries
Thai Steak Salad
$24.00
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.
Ahi Tuna Nicoise Salad
$24.00
Seared Rare Ahi Tuna, Green Beans, Artichokes, Kalamata Olive, Potato, Hardboiled Egg, Tomato, Romaine and Champagne Shallot Dijon Vinaigrette
Mixed Grill
$38.00
House-smoked Sausage, Baby Back Ribs, House Smoked Tri-Tip, Garlic Rosemary Prawns, Killer Vegan Ranch Beans & Sassy Slaw
Filet Mignon
$42.00
Porcini Crusted 6 oz. Filet Mignon Steak with a Green Peppercorn Sauce, Garlic Organic Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables
Top Shelf Margherita Pizza
$26.00
Olive Oil, Mozzarella, Burrata, Chili Garlic Cherry Tomato, Basil and Fig Balsamic Glaze
Surf N Turf
$39.00
6 oz. Porcini Crusted Filet Mignon with Madeira Glazed Baby Mushrooms, 3 Grilled Chili Lime Prawns with Chipotle Remoulade, Organic Russet Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables
Crispy Cheesy Polenta Fries
$13.00
Crispy Cheesy Polenta Fries, Shredded Asiago & Basil Marinara
Portobello Fries
$16.00
Porcini Crusted Portobello Fries with White Truffle Aioli
Appetizers
Fried Calamari
$18.00
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
$17.00
House Made Vegan Chorizo Tacos with House Made Vegan Cashew Cheese, Tomatillo Avocado Salsa, Cabbage and Lime
Sweet Potato Fries
$9.00
Spicy Ketchup & White Truffle Aioli
Asiago Truffle Fries
$9.00
Buffalo Wings
$13.00
Tossed in Matteo’s Fire Sauce, with Blue Cheese or Ranch dressing & Celery.
Buffalo Cauliflower
$13.00
Lightly Breaded and Fried Fresh Cauliflower on Blue Cheese Dressing with Blue Cheese Crumbles
Garlic Bread
$8.00
Cheesy Bread
$19.00
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
$9.00
with French Fries
Entrees
Fettuccini Alfredo
$21.00
Asiago and Parmesan Garlic Cream Sauce topped with Bread Crumbs
Penne Bolognese
$28.00
Spicy Pork & Beef Ragu, Mushrooms & Asiago Cheese
Pan Seared Scallop Gnocchi
$39.00
Pan Seared Scallops *(Cooked Medium) on White Truffle infused Potato Gnocchi with Wild Mushroom, Argula, and Tarragon Cream
Lobster Ravioli With Fresh Crab
$35.00
Sauteed Mushrooms and white Truffle Lemon Basil Cream Sauce
Filet Mignon Stroganoff
$35.00
Porcini Crusted Filet Mignon and Wild Mushrooms in a Madeira Mushroom Cream Sauce over Fettuccine with Baguette
Vegan Zuccado Pasta
$24.00
Vegan Zucchini Pasta with Vegan Feta, Kalamata, Roasted Peppers, Mushrooms, Kale and Spicy Marinara.
Tree Hugger BLT
$17.50
House-Smoked Vegetarian Portobello “Bacon” on Walnut Wheat Sourdough with Arugula, Tomato & Truffle Aioli
Cheese Burger
$21.00
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
$21.00
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”
$21.00
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
$24.00
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
$19.50
Cheese Please As Base (Asiago, Fontina, Parmesan & Mozzarella)
Hawaiian Pizza
$25.00
Ham, Pineapple, Four Cheeses, Tomato Sauce
Margherita Pizza
$25.00
Tomatoes, Basil, Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce
Pepperoni Pizza
$21.50
Pepperoni, Four Cheeses, Tomato Sauce
The California
$25.00
Chicken, Baby Artichoke Hearts, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Goat Cheese, Garlic Cream Sauce
The Cheese Please (Cheese Pizza)
$19.50
Tomato Sauce, Garlic Cream or Pesto with Asiago, Fontina, Parmesan & Mozzarella
The Greek Vegetarian
$25.00
Pesto, Feta, Kalamata Olives, Roasted Red Peppers, Mixed Greens in Vinaigrette
The Matteo
$27.00
Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, Chorizo, Bacon, Four Cheeses, Tomato Sauce
The Spoto
$25.00
Red Sauce, 4 Cheeses, Pepperoni, Kalamata Olives and Mushrooms
The Stu
$26.00
Prosciutto, Wild Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Mozzarella, Italian Fontina, Arugula, White Truffle Oil
The San Francisco Supreme
$25.00
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
$24.00
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
$25.00
with Ginger Sesame Noodles, Almonds, Cilantro, Carrot and Spicy Rice Wine Mango Dressing
Soup
Gazpacho (Vegan)
$12.00
with tomatillo avocado salsa. Vegan
Watermelon Gazpacho (Vegan)
$12.00
with Vegan Feta. Vegan
Sides
Mac & Cheese
$13.00
Gemelli Pasta, Cheddar, Fontina and Parmesan.
Noodles & Butter
$6.00
House Salad
$9.00
Mixed Greens tossed in a Red Wine Vinaigrette topped with Carrots and Cucumbers
French Fries
$7.00
Seasonal Vegetables
$8.00
Toasted Baguette
$2.00
Plain Patty - Beef
$12.00
Plain Patty - Impossible
$12.00
Grilled Chicken Breast
$7.00
Side Of Mash Potato
$5.00
Side Shrimp
$8.00
Smoke-Cured Portobello Mushrooms-Pint
$21.00
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
$1.00
Side Of Truffle Aoili
$1.00
Side Of Chimichurri
$1.50
Side Of Marinara
$1.50
Side Of Cole Slaw
$5.00
Side Of Ranch
$0.50
Side Of Citrus Mango Dressing
$1.00
Side Of House Salad Dressing
$1.00
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
Large Format Bottles
Conundrum Red Wine By Caymus 2021, California (3 L Double Mag)
$70.00
$89.00___ A second label of Caymus, this Conundrum blend includes Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon "sourced from premier wine regions in California." The winery explains that "producing Conundrum Red led us to even greater exploration of California." Charlie Wagner, Director of Winemaking, details this philosophy: “The beauty of going outside one growing region in California and venturing into others is that you really have no rules when it comes to what you can blend.”
Sparkling Wines
Wycliff California Champagne NV, California
$5.65
$6.95___ A blend of premium California grapes with a touch of sweetness and a crisp, clean finish.
Sauvignon Blanc
Honig Sauvignon Blanc 2023, Napa County
$19.00
$21.50___ Aged on light lees in stainless steel, this mouthwatering Sauvignon Blanc is simultaneously elegant and rich. The bouquet is tempting and tropical with honeysuckle taking the lead. The balanced palate glows with stone fruit and citrus on a bed of flowers. 2023 serves up another bright beauty from a house that built their reputation on this varietal!
Chardonnay
Bogle Chardonnay 2022, California
$8.95
$9.99___
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
$37.35
$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.
Critic Chardonnay 2020, Napa Valley
$17.50
$19.95___ Green apple and apricot on the nose are evident, with a very subtle hint of almond. On the palate, the oak offers a classic expression of creaminess, but the acidity is bright enough to keep this wine well-rounded and balanced.
Dance Chardonnay By Long Shadows 2019, Washington
$37.50
$41.95___ Wine Enthusiast 93 The aromas intrigue on the nose, with notes of clarified butter, straw, spice and pumpkin. The palate shows depth and breadth to the stone fruit flavors but also sophistication. The balance is exquisite. For those looking for a full-bodied Chardonnay where the oak doesn't steal the show, this is a shining example. Vinous 93 Jeb Dunnuck 92 Robert Parker 91+ Wine Spectator 91
Flowers Chardonnay 2022, Sonoma Coast
$33.75
$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
Gust Chardonnay 2018, Petaluma Gap Sonoma County
$25.00
$28.00___ Winery Notes A portion of the grapes were crushed with their stems directly to press. This allows clean juice to run through the press whilst the crushing means that more solids are picked up and a more viscous, robust texture to the wine is aded. The rest of the grapes were directly transferred to press as whole-cluster bunches. This gives a lighter, more elegant texture and preserves some of the fresher fruit characteristics and highlights the aromatics we were looking for. The balance between these two techniques creates a wine with notes of brioche, lemon, and gardenias, lightning-like acidity, and a non-stop finish.
Hilt Chardonnay "Bentrock Vineyard"2019, St. Rita Hills
$85.50
$95.00___ 97 points James Suckling: "This is a fantastic chardonnay with sliced green-apple, cooked-apple, nougat and slate aromas. Some dried chili, too. Medium-bodied palate that grows full and tangy, with a vibrant finish of candied lemons and sliced limes. Salty and intense. Unique. Drink or hold. 95 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Even better, the 2019 Chardonnay Bentrock Vineyard boasts a thrilling, richer, medium to full-bodied style that shows winemaker Matt Dees’ vibrant, chiseled style while still bringing ample fruit. White peach, caramelized orchard fruits, toasted almonds and spice emerge on the nose, and it has a Chablis on steroids-like style that will evolve gracefully for a decade. Drink: 2021-2031. 95 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2019 Chardonnay Bentrock opens with super-expressive aromatics. Chalk, white pepper, mint, lemon peel and slate race out of the glass. The 2019 exudes tremendous aromatic complexity and vertical energy.
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
$53.50
$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.
Kali Hart Chardonnay By Talbott 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.
La Folette Chardonnay Los Primeros 2021, Sonoma County
$21.15
$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
$33.50
$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 Estate Cuvee By Pisoni 2021, Santa Lucia Highlands
$44.95
$48.00___ The Lucia Estate Cuvee Chardonnay is sourced from select barrels of the Pisoni and Soberanes vineyards. Combining distinctive characteristics from different vineyard sites, two characters become one as this youthful greenish-gold wine fills the glass. The higher elevations of Pisoni Vineyards add rich notes of baked apple, Bosc pear, and lemon curd, while the rocky, unyielding soil of the Soberanes Vineyard showcases signature notes of citrus blossom and wet stone. On the palate, complexity reigns as depth and nuance of flavor mingle seamlessly with bright, age-worthy acidity and a persistent, structured finish.
Lucia Chardonnay Sobranes Vineyard By Pisoni 2021, Santa Lucia Highlands
$58.00
$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 2017, 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
$26.95
$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
$58.00
$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
$51.30
$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
$35.00
$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.
Sean Minor Chardonnay Signature Series 2021, Sonoma Coast
$20.50
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.
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.
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
$33.50
$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
$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.
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.
Alternative White Varietals
Fleur Du Cap Chenin Blanc Essence Du Cap 2019, South Africa
$9.75
$10.95___ The wine is brilliantly clear. The nose is fresh with intense aromas of citrus, apples and a stone fruit with a touch of oak spice, carried through to the palate. The time spend on the lees adds to the creaminess and roundness of the wine. It has a lingering crispy finish. This wine works wonders with seafood such as shellfish, crayfish, oysters and mussels. It is a good choice with Thai and light chicken dishes as well as a mild bobotie. Serve chilled, but not ice cold.
Italo Cescon Pinot Grigio 2022, Fruili Italy
$15.50
$17.50___ Bronze Medal winner, Decanter Magazine! Italo Cescon has been producing wines in the Veneto since 1957, as the year stamp on the back of the bottle in glass proudly states. Fruit for this wine comes from the Friuli Grave district, where Pinot Grigio has long been known to thrive thanks to a cool climate and gravelly, alluvial soil. It was aged for six months on the lees and three months in bottle before release. An elegant nose of peach and citrus aromas accented by nutmeg leads to a crisp, well-rounded palate with pear and stone fruit flavors laced with orange zest. Refreshing as an aperitif and well-matched to seafood, salads (especially Ceasar salad), white fish and meats, and delicate risottos.
Jermann Pinot Grigio 2022, Italy
$20.00
$22.95___ James Suckling 92 Crushed stones, jasmine, white tea and green apples on the nose. Crisp, tangy and fresh with a medium body and a clean, mineral finish. Drink now. Screw cap. Wine Spectator 91 A spine of racy acidity drives this lithe white, creating a mouthwatering frame for the finely meshed notes of crunchy pear, pink grapefruit zest, melon and salty mineral. Bright and hard to stop sipping.
Kinero Cellars Roussane "Rustler" James Berry Vineyard 2021, Paso Robles
$37.95
$42.50___ Brightly pitched aromas of orange peel, toasted brioche, Asian pear, and citrus blossom with a veneer of dusty minerals. Rich, yet energetic on the palate, offering concentrated flavors of citrus, melon, and orchard fruit notes. The rich mid-palate quickly evolves into a beautiful floral finish that lingers long after the wine is gone.
La Porte Des Reves White Zinfandel 2019, Lodi
$14.95
$16.95___ This White Zin Bright & Vibrant with balanced acidity. Our take on White Zin is a departure from the old notions of this varietal. This is a serious wine for serious wine aficionados who are looking for new and unique take on an old classic. Soft notes of Asian pear are present and supported by a balanced and lively acidity. Unfined & unfiltered, this wine a lively expression that is truly original.
Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio 2022, Fruili Italy
$29.00
$32.50___ 92 points James Suckling Attractive aromas of nectarines and pears with spices, dried flowers, chalk and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied, sleek and juicy, with the textural feeling of ripe stone fruit. Very approachable and seductive. Creamy finish.
Marc Bredif Vouvray 2020, France
$18.55
$21.00___ The Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2019 is a beautiful crystalline pale yellow. A fine nose reminiscent of well-ripe yellow fruits (peach and pear), to which are added notes of exotic fruits such as pineapple and shades of citrus. The attack is full and rich, with a lot of volume, evolving on a lemony freshness and long and lively exotic fruit finish
Millkeeper White Wine By Gamble 2021, California
$17.95
$19.75___ Crafted as an equally approachable and memorable companion to The Mill Keeper reds. This blend of fresh, lively Sauvignon blanc and round, fruity Chardonnay is highly versatile and incredibly balanced. Its subtle notes of tropical fruit and pleasant minerality are enhanced by a crisp, vibrant acidity from start to finish. Enjoy with lighter fare or as an aperitif.
Mollydooker Verdelho The Violinist 2021, McLaren Vale Australia
$22.50
$25.00___ The Violinist is Sarah, a lefty who was made to play the violin with her right hand at school so she didn’t poke her neighbor in the eye with her bow. Known for its fragrant tropical fruit nose and generous palate, Verdelho is no exception to its past. Aromas of pineapple and lychee combine with vanilla to create a creamy mouthfeel that is reminiscent of the French Oak it is aged in. Toasty coconut and hints of honeysuckle linger on the palate creating a long and seamless finish.
Runquist Viognier "River Junction Vineyard" 2019, San Joaquin County
$21.00
$24.00-----From the Winery"R" 2019 Viognier has a pale straw color and crisp youthful hues. The aroma is big and very volatile, dominated by scents of peach, apricot, nectarine, and mango. There is a hint of citrus and grapefruit and, if you look for it, a bit of crème brûlée as it warms in the glass. On the palate, this wine delivers stone fruit with subtle notes of oak with a rich viscous texture. The alcohol of this wine is restrained, and the result is a finish that is soft, supple and juicy.
Sauvion Vouvray 2019, Loire Valley France
$17.95
$18.50___ Wilford Wong 89 Points The 2019 Sauvion Vouvray gives us an excellent look at Chenin Blanc. This wine exhibits aromas and flavors of ripe melon with an accent of savory spices. Enjoy its slightly sweet finish with Thai basil roast chicken salad. Add a dab of chile oil to complement the wine's smooth finish.
Sterling PInot Grigio Vintner's Collection 2020, California
$8.99
$9.99___ This is Sterling Vintner's collection built by the hand touch of our winemakers from select vineyards to create a wine of balance and elegance. Sip our Pinot Grigio with light fare & friends, and savor aromas of fresh pear and honey suckle with notes of green apple and preserved lemons.
Dry Rose
Chateau Routas Coteaux Varios En Provence Rose 2022, France
$15.75
$17.50___ Freshly cut watermelon, ripe peach aromas and floral notes lead to a palate alive with wild strawberries and hints of mineral notes. Crisp acidity and a refreshing finish. 45% Cinsault, 35% Grenache, 20% Syrah
Honoro Vera Rose 2023, Jumilla Spain
$9.50
$10.75___ A fresh rose ideal for a wide variety of dishes. A wide and refreshing wine, with aromas of cherries, watermelon and fresh herbs. This wine is a blend of Tempranillo and Syrah.
La Fouquette Cotes De Provence Cuvee Julian 2022, France
$17.00
$19.00___ La Fouquette is a clear, limpid and litchi color rosé. Tart raspberry aromas, pinpoint and attractive, medium depth, medium bodied, well-built on the palate, dry-medium acidity. Ripe cherries and red berries on the finish with a hint of earth and grapefruit.
La Porte Des Reves Rose Of Grenache 2018 Lodi
$16.00
$18.00___
Line 39 Rose Of Pinot Noir 2021, California
$8.95
$9.95___ The Line 39 Rosé opens with aromatics of tart strawberry and hints of pear and citrus blossom. Ripe watermelon flavors are followed by a bright acidity.
Long Meadow Ranch Rose Of Pinot Noir 2022, Anderson Valley
$22.45
$24.95___ Light pink in color, this wine opens with intense notes of spice and oyster shell that blossom into a floral bouquet accented with plum and light red fruit. The palate is fresh and light with complex flavors of apricot and citrus, followed by the return of floral and red fruit notes that provide a long, mouthwatering finish. Delightful.
LOU Rose By Peyrassol 2019, Provence France
$6.95
$7.95___ Robert Parker 91 Points A blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Ugni Blanc and Rolle from estate fruit, Peyrassol's 2019 Cotes de Provence Rose is a strident, intense rosé that demands attention. It hints at passion fruit at first, then broadens out to include notes of pink grapefruit, red currant and even a touch of peach, but it always retains a sinewy structure and bright acidity. It's medium-bodied, with a silky texture in the mouth and a long, mouthwatering finish. Yum! Readers should note that this is the property formerly known as Commanderie de Peyrassol.
Mt. Beautiful Rose Of Pinot Noir 2022, Canterbury New Zealand
$13.50
$16.50___ The 2022 Mt. Beautiful Rose exhibits fragrant fresh summer red berry fruits on the nose that combines beautifully with an intriguing mix of spice and savory. The wine is dry, vibrant and perfect for those hot summer days. Blend: 89% Pinot Noir, 11% Pinot Gris
Mt. Beautiful Rose Of Pinot Noir 2023, Canterbury New Zealand
$13.50
$16.50___ Traditionally made Rosé produced from Pinot Noir (65%) and Pinot Gris (35%) juice pressed off after a period of light skin contact and co-fermented in tank. Our Rosé has a classic light pink hue with fragrant wild strawberry, comice pear and savory aromas. On the palate the wine is dry with a clean fruitiness soft and textured and crisp refreshing finish.
Retro Cellars Rose Of Peloursin 2019, Howell Mountain
$17.95
$25.95___ Made by Mike Dunn who is son of Randy Dunn, is winemaker at Dunn and also at his winery Retro Cellars. Dry European style with beautiful strawberry color with great acidity. This is the only Peloursin wine for sale right now in USA. The Peloursin grape was grafted with syrah to make Petite Sirah.
Roseblood D'Estoublon Rose Coteaux Varois En Provence 2023, France
$22.95
$24.50___ 90 Wine Spectator Offers a vivid mix of strawberry, melon and crunchy nectarine flavors set against notes of smoke, fresh green herbs and salty mineral on a full palate. Immensely drinkable, with a good balance between density, energy and elegance.
Saint Roch Les Vignes Cotes De Provence 2022, France
$16.15
$17.50___ This blend of Cinsault and Grenache has everything a Provencal Rosé should: delicacy, dryness and drinkability! It was fermented at a low temperature in stainless steel, to preserve all of its freshness and brightness. A nose of white peach and strawberry-raspberry. In the mouth, pretty lively pink grapefruit, blending into the roundness of summer fruits for a nice balance between fruit and minerality. The perfect summer wine to share in the shade.
Sciacca + Nielluc By Domaine Poli Island Of Rose 2022, Italy
$16.15
$17.50___ Penetratingly pungent herbal scents including thyme and lavender link up with white peach and pink grapefruit on a luscious and refreshingly juicy palate, leading to a long finish replete with reprises of the high-toned and pungent herbal essences that already lent the nose such striking distinction.
Sean Minor Rose Of Pinot Noir 2022, California
$15.00
$16.95___ Very limited production. It's such a joy creating this delicate, irresistible Rosé made exclusively from Pinot Noir. Elegant pale salmon color with fresh aromas of strawberry, cherry blossom, rose petal and juicy watermelon lead to a mouthwatering entry. Warm summer breezes enhance mid-palate nuances of crisp white peach, honeysuckle and mineral with bright tangy acidity. Flourishing cherry and raspberry notes create a perfect balance and refreshing lengthy finish enticing you to enjoy all day.
Sobon Estate Rose 2021, Amador County
$8.95
$10.50___ Exhibiting aromas as fresh as a bowl of just-picked cherries, this wine is crisp, fruity and refreshing. A special blending of typical Rhone varietals such as Grenache, Syrah and Carignane gives the wine a fruity, yet dry flavor. Sustainably farmed.
Val Di Toro Anna's Secret Rosato 2022, Maremma Italy
$19.75
$21.00___ Beautiful light pink colour with coral nuances and lively, brilliant reflexes. The intense and inviting aromas are of summer fruit, the taste is dry, fresh and fragrant, with a sapid, mineral central mouth and a pleasant equilibrium. It is an extremely versatile wine, superb as an aperitif, pairing well with spicy, full-flavored dishes. Anna’s Secret is a beautiful, festive wine that goes hand in hand with good time. Irresistible.
Valmont Rose Corbieres 2022, France
$14.00
$15.75___ This Grenache & Cinsault blend rosé has a light pink color, clear appearance, and pleasant floral and fruity aromas. It offers a refreshing taste with excellent minerality, making it an ideal pairing for barbecues and summer salads.
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
$43.20
$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
$29.65
$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
$58.50
$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.
Dumol Pinot Noir Wester Reach 2021, Russian River Valley
$68.75
$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
$23.00
$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.
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.
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.
Occidental Pinot Noir By Stephen Kistler "Freestone-Occidental" 2021, Sonoma County
$62.95
$69.95___ The Freestone-Occidental is a very bright, high toned, marine influenced wine that could only have come from their ridgetop vineyards. Crystalline, vivid, mouthwatering, with a salty mineral finish, it evokes juicy red/purple berries and a near perfect balance of finesse and energy with beautifully sculpted tannins.
Prisoner Pinot Noir 2021, Sonoma Coast
$32.35
$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.
Sanford Pinot Noir Estate 2019, St. Rita Hills
$40.50
$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
$102.50
$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.
Alternative Red Varietals
Domaine De Grand Pre Morgon T Rex Gamay Noir 2018, Beaujolais France
$25.00
$27.95___ Robert Parker 90 Points Romain Zordan’s 2018 Morgon Grand Pré bursts with high-toned aromas of raspberries and cherries. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with ripe acids, a moderately concentrated core of fruit and melting tannins.
Domaine Des Bosquets Gigondas Le Lieu Dit 2016, France
$50.40
$56.00___ Jeb Dunnuck 97 Points From a cooler terroir of sandy soils just beside the domaine, the 2016 Gigondas Le Lieu Dit is another tour de force from this brilliant estate. It sports a medium ruby color as well as a rocking bouquet of kirsch, blackberry liqueur, rose petals, damp earth, incense, and spice. Ultra-fine, seamless, elegant, and pure, it's nevertheless powerful and rich, with awesome intensity. Readers need to snatch up this blockbuster. Wine Spectator 95 Points Robert Parker 94 Points Wine Enthusiast 94 Points
Domaine Passot Morgon Gamay 2020, France
$21.00
$23.50___ Wine Enthusiast 91 Points Perfumed and structured, this is a concentrated wine. Layers of black fruits and tannins promise aging. They go along with acidity, spice and ripeness. Drink from 2023. James Suckling 90 Points Aromas of ripe cherries, strawberries, raspberries and some quince. Medium body with a fruity character. Supple with silky tannins and medium acidity. Rounded with lots of fruit to the finish.
Honoro Vera Garnacha 2022, Calatayud Spain
$9.50
$10.75___ This amazing Garnacha (Grenache) with the eye-catching label offers so much for so little. The fruit is bright and fresh, the palate is silky smooth, and there is surprising complexity for a wine at this price-point. Enticing flavors of raspberry liqueur, black cherry, licorice, and exotic spices reveal themselves with each sip. Bodegas Ateca Honoro Vera is made by the Gil Family Estates who also make the famed El Nido Clio amongst other top values from Spain. They source grapes from the estate’s 60 year old Garnacha vines in Calatayud, Spain and the results speak for themselves. The quality-to-price ratio for the Honoro Vera Garnacha is off the charts and represents an incredible value in the world of wine. Delicious!
Kaiken Malbec Aventura Valle De Canota 2019, Mendoza Argentina
$24.00
$27.50___ James Suckling 94 Points Unique aromas of cement, blackberry, sweet tobacco and basil follow through to a full body, together with black-olive and dried-flower flavors. Creamy, polished tannins and a pretty finish. Lovely texture. So unique. Vegan. Drink or hold.
La Domitienne Carignan Vielles Vignes 2019, France
$10.50
$11.95___ On a mature vine, Carignan produces an amazing wine with ripe cherry and plum expanded by aging in oak barrels and provides the necessary elements to match the foods of Provence like grilled meats, game, and hearty stews.
Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages Gamay 2022, France
$12.00
$13.50___ Wilfred Wong 90 Points The 2022 Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages is fresh, bright, and pleasingly fruity. This wine shows aromas and flavors of red and black fruits. Enjoy it with rabbit rillettes and mild cheeses. Wine Enthusiast 89 Points This is a good, hearty and muscular Beaujolais that would pair with grilled vegetables and meats. This wine has a nose of black plum, rose hip, strawberry and blossom. On the palate the wine is firm with red and black fruit predominating.
Lucy Gamay Noir By Pisoni 2022, Santa Lucia Highlands
$21.95
$24.95___ The newest member of the Lucy family, the 2022 Gamay Noir is an exciting representation of this lesser-known French variety. Sporting a youthful ruby hue, this wine bursts from the glass with raspberry, Bing cherry, fresh violets, and unmistakable spice notes from the whole cluster fermentation. Flavors of cranberry, red currant, and dried herbs make this irresistibly approachable and keep it true to its old-world roots. With a soft and elegant structure, as well as spirited acidity, this Gamay Noir is undoubtedly a welcome addition to the family.
Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi Del Vesuvio Rosso 2019, Italy
$19.75
$21.95___ Ruby red. Aromas of cherries, plums, raspberries, and black pepper. Refined, light tannins and bright acidity make this a lifting, fruity wine. Pair with salumi, tomato and meat-based sauces and pizza Margherita.
Mastrojanni Brunello Di Montalcino "Vigna Schiena D'Asino" DOCG 2016, Montalcino Italy
$177.75
$195.00___ Robert Parker 97 Points The Mastrojanni 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Schiena d'Asino (with only 6,000 bottles made) is a joy. This classic 2016 vintage was extremely kind to Sangiovese, but not all producers were able to harness this level of varietal purity, elegance and sheer energy. This soulful wine is indeed best characterized by its inner electricity. The "donkey's back," or Schiena d'Asino, is a special vineyard site where grapes enjoy long sun hours and cool nighttime temperatures. Decanter 96 Points Wine Spectator 95 Points James Suckling 95 Points Wine Enthusiast 95 Points
Mastrojanni Ciliegiolo Rosso IGT 2019, Montalcino Italy
$47.25
$51.00___ Robert Parker 91 Points The Mastrojanni 2019 Ciliegiolo is perfumed and bright with bold cherry aromas (after which this grape gets its name), wild rose, grilled herb and bitter almond. The wine is nicely balanced and tense, although that 15% alcohol comes a little out of left field. There is some light spice on the close that recalls Christmas or gingerbread aromas. Production is 9,000 bottles.
Mastrojanni Rosso Di Montalcino DOC 2020, Montalcino Italy
$33.75
$36.95___ Robert Parker 89 Points Here's a fresh and fruit-forward Sangiovese to pair with pasta or home-cooked lasagna. The 2020 Rosso di Montalcino has bright cherry aromas with dried raspberry, redcurrant, sweet potting soil and grilled Mediterranean herb. Fruit comes from young vines aged seven to 20 years old. These are sharp and focused results with a silky mouthfeel for carefree drinking with family and friends. It ends a bit thin and short, but the acidity is welcome. This is an ample production of 60,000 bottles.
Runchet Nebbiolo Langhe 2020, Italy
$24.00
$27.50___ This is such a beautiful wine. Tons of floral notes with menthol and cherries for days! Nebbiolo d’ Langhe is the brighter, fresher side of Nebbiolo whereas Barolo is the darker more structured side. Nebbiolo d’ Langhe is a perfect wine for Thanksgiving and works great during warmer months with a little chill on it. If you like Pinot Noir, Gamay, or classic Tempranillo, this will be a great wine for you.
Scarpa Barolo Tettimorra 2017, Italy
$65.25
$75.00___ Classic Amarena cherry notes, dried raspberry, cedar, clove and underbrush abound. Refined, this pretty wine has a solid core of fruit on the palate with herbal notes on the sides and fine tannins. It's juicy on the finish and good to drink if you want primary fruit notes with some hints of earthy tones.
Sean Minor Grenache Rosso Ranch 2021, Sonoma Valley
$53.95
$59.95___ Tasting Panel 93 Points' Creation of passion and delight, our Rossi Ranch Grenache is from some of the most prestigious Grenache grapes in Sonoma Valley. High intensity flavors of wild black cherries and strawberries are framed with notes of leather and sandalwood.
Tor Grenache Chasing Windmills "Fulldraw Vineyard" 2017, Paso Robles
$70.00
$78___ Robert Parker 92-94+ New to the TOR lineup from this 2017 vintage, the Fulldraw vineyard is owned by Connor McMahon, who is a winemaker at neighboring Booker Vineyards. It is situated in the western, Templeton Gap district of Paso Robles. A barrel sample, the 2017 Fulldraw Vineyard is composed of 95% Grenache and 5% Syrah, fully destemmed then fermented in a single open-top tank. It will be aged 28 months in small and large French oak barrels before bottling without fining or filtration. Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with bold Morello cherries, raspberry preserves and mulberries scents plus touches of stewed tea, cinnamon stick, allspice and garrigue, with a waft of dusty soil. Full-bodied, the palate delivers mouth-coating red berry preserves and spicy layers, framed by soft tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long with a fragrant earth perfume.
Merlot
Bonterra Merlot 2022, Mendocino County
$12.95
$15.75___ Rich & velvety. Flavors of ripe strawberry and pomegranate are framed by a subtle suggestion of dried herbs. A medium-bodied wine with a velvety smooth finish. Made With 100% Certified Organic Grapes
Frank Family Merlot 2018, Napa Valley
$33.95
$37.95___ Frank Family’s first vintage of this wine in nearly two decades, this opens with fresh plums that intertwine with coffee and cedar. An effortless mix of blackberries and baking spice, the Merlot is complex and elegant, offering smooth layers of pomegranate and a depth of dark chocolate that carries through the persistent finish.
La Jota Vineyard Merlot 2019, Howell Mountain
$93.50
$100.00___ James Suckling 95 Lots of black olives with some conifer and mushrooms. Raspberries, too. Full-bodied with soft and round tannins. Really savory. Juicy. Wine Spectator 94 Refined and polished yet deeply structured, with expressive red currant, dried herbs and hints of stony minerality that build tension and richness toward big but polished tannins. Jeb Dunnuck 93 Based on 82% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot, and the rest Tannat, the 2019 Merlot offers a deep, saturated plum/ruby color to go with youthful, powerful notes of ripe red and black fruits, scorched earth, Asian spices, and lead pencil shavings. Rich, medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and textured on the palate, this rich, structured Merlot is going to evolve for at least 15-20 years. Robert Parker 91
Long Shadows Pedestal Merlot 2017, Columbia Valley Washigton
$53.00
$58.95___ 95 Jeb Dunnuck Beautiful cassis, chocolate, leafy herbs, and earth all emerge from the 2017 Pedestal, a ripe, sexy, opulent wine that does everything right. A blend put together by Michel Rolland and aged 22 months in 86% new French oak, it's beautiful today yet is going to cruise in cool cellars for 15 years or more. 94 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 94 James Suckling
Markham Merlot Six Stack 2022, North Coast
$22.50
$25.00___ Aromas of ripe raspberry and plum jam emerge from the glass, enhanced by caramel notes from oak aging. A bright entry of red fruit flavors balanced by stunning minerality and notes of rich, velvety chocolate-covered cherries. A “Cab-Lovers” Merlot with structure, mid-palate weight, and a long, round finish.
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.
Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Napa Valley
$51.25
Dumol Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley
$112.50
$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
$188.00
$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.
Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, Napa Valley
$124.00
$138.00___ 96 points James Suckling Very precisely polished and focused wine with aromas of black cherries, blue berries and violets followed by green bell pepper, black ink and gravel. Underlying umami notes, too. Full-bodied, firm yet finely grained juicy tannins with bright acidity that balances out the palate. Beautifully integrated toasty notes and baking spices on the mid-palate and in the finish. Flourishing and artful wine that will age gracefully. 94 Jeb Dunnuck 92 Robert Parker 92 Wine Spectator 92 Wine Enthusiast
Fetzer Cabernet Sauvignon Valley Oaks MV, California
$6.99
$7.99___ Our classic California Cabernet Sauvignon lives up to its lore with a deep ruby hue and layered aromas of dark berries and cassis, framed by enticing tones of violets, caramel, mocha and spice. Medium-firm tannins lend impressive structure and depth to this balanced wine. A bold pop of blackcurrant in the glass accentuates the wine’s rich, dark fruit notes in the lead-up to a lingering finish that closes with notes of vanilla bean and toast.
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
$53.95
$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.
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.
Hess Cabernet Sauvignon Maverick Ranches Reserve 2021, Paso Robles
$22.50
$25.00___ Concentrated upon entry, this wine delivers luxurious notes of black currant, plum and black cherry. Finely grained tannins provide a round, balanced mouthfeel. The layers of juicy black fruit lead to elements of dark chocolate supported by a subtle vanilla oak spice that adds to the complexity of the wine and shows its finesse on the long, lingering finish.
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.
Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Alexander Valley
$49.45
$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.
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
$169.95
$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 "Mercury Head" Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Napa
$143.50
$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!
Orin Swift Cabernet Sauvignon Palermo 2021, Napa Valley
$58.50
$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
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
$34.00
$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
$99.00
$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)
$29.00
$31.50___