Champagne and Sparkling Wines 


Sun+Moon Cueva D.O., La Mancha, Spain $19.99  

Cueva is a new D.O. from La Mancha, only 6 wineries in the world meet the criteria. Made by the traditional method from organic Airen grape. Aromas of nectarines, brioche, mineral, and floral notes.  Dry and sophisticated wine. 

 

Cave de Turkheim Mayerling Cremant Rose NV, Alsace, France $32.99  

Rigorous selection of the best Pinot Noir grapes ensures a fruity and fresh character to this rose wine, the mouthfeel is clean, dry and fresh. 

 

Bellefleur Haute-Serre Malbec Brut Rose NV, France $36.99 

Floral bouquet with hints of red fruit. The bubbles are fine and persistent, and the wine has a great deal of freshness as well as a beautiful long aftertaste 

 

Champagne Jacquart Blanc de Blancs 2006, France $69.99 

91 points Wine Spectator. This cuvee produced from Chardonnay harvested from Premiers Cru vineyards in the Cote des Blancs and Montagne de Reims.  

 

Duval-Leroy Champagne, Brut Reserve, NV, Champagne, France $54.99  

91 points Wine Spectator. Blend: Pinot Noir, Meunier, Chardonnay. A silky mousse with a subtle flavor of toasted brioche, blackberry, honey, lemon zest and smoked almond.  

 

Ruinart Champagne Blanc de Blanc, NV, Champagne $72.99  

92 points Wine Spectator. 100% Chardonnay from Grand and Premier Cru vineyards. The nose is powerfully reminiscent of fresh fruits with dominant notes of citrus and exotic fruits, followed by a touch of jasmine, white peaches and pink peppercorns.  

 

Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires Vintage Champagne 1995, France $229.99 

95 points Wine Spectator. A magnificent, luminous golden robe with primrose highlights, elaborated exclusively from Chardonnay grapes. A delicate, distinctive bubble, the result of more than 15 years of aging in Gallo-Roman chalk cellars 

 

Dom Perignon Champagne Vintage Champagne 2004, France $179.99 

96 points Wine Spectator. Aromas of almond and powdered cocoa develop gradually into white fruit with hints of dried flowers. Classic toasted notes give a rounded finish and denote a fully realized maturity. 


Australia 


Mollydooker “Enchanted Path” Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, McLaren Vale, Australia $92.99 

93 points Wine Spectator. Fragrant bright red fruit on the nose, followed by deeper tones of blackberry and plum jam on the palate. Well guided by precise tannins, these flavors will fully entertain your senses, giving the wine phenomenal length. The captivating interplay between the Shiraz and Cabernet provides a sophisticated mix of plum and mocha, walking beside raspberry and clove. The 2014 Enchanted Path exercises both elegance and complexity with a well-balanced finish. 

 

Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2015, McLaren Vale, Australia $55.99 

91 points Wine Spectator. Ripe and generous, with toasty cedar notes adding spicy accents of cinnamon to the jammy raspberry and candied cherry flavors. Drink now through 2027. 

 

Mollydooker “Carnival of Love” Shiraz 2014, McLaren Vale, Australia $97.99 

93 points Wine Spectator. Fresh aromas of raspberry and plum, with hints of earthiness, create the intense nose, while the palate provides a full spectrum of flavors from cherry to mocha and spice. Exhibiting poise and balance, the lovely hints of oak reside as an undercurrent of fine tannins and subtle vanilla. The soft mouthfeel creates the sense of melted chocolate, yet the lingering finish of berry compote brings the wine to where Shiraz excels.  

 

Mollydooker Velvet Glove” Shiraz 2014, McLaren Vale, Australia $197.99 

96 points Wine Spectator. Dark, rich and bold, with a velvety richness to the dense tannins, providing the backbone for thick flavors of black walnut liqueur, blueberry syrup, sandalwood and espresso. Gains intensity on the long finish. Not for the faint of heart. Drink now through 2030. 

 

Hickinbotham Brooks Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, McLaren Vale, Australia $89.99 

Intense and expressive, with rich plum, black cherry and fig flavors that are supple and juicy in equal measure, balanced by accents of vanilla bean, mocha and orange zest. The finish is velvety, lingering with a spicy grace note. Drink now through 2026. 

 

Hickinbotham Brooks Road Shiraz 2013, McLaren Vale, Australia $89.99 

Intense and expressive, with rich plum, black cherry and fig flavors that are supple and juicy in equal measure, balanced by accents of vanilla bean, mocha and orange zest. The finish is velvety, lingering with a spicy grace note. Drink now through 2026. 


Austria 


Hillinger Pinot Blanc Leitheberg 2012, Burgenland, Austria $39.99 

93 points Wine Enthusiast. Delicately floral with subtle notes of ripe pear and fresh lemon, this charmer features a soft but defined palate. The creamy texture is rather seductive and far too easy to drink, so much so that one might forget what a well-made and age worthy wine this is. The smoky glints of oak are most appealing. 

 

Anton Bauer Wagram Reserve 2012, Wagram, Austria $29.99 

92 points Wine Enthusiast. Cabernet Sauvignon-Blaufränkisch-Zweigelt-Syrah-Merlot. Broodingly black cherry with aromatic sprays of pepper accompany notions of dark flower petals with a tarry edge. On the palate a meatiness adds a further layer of flavor. There is a lot of concentration, but this is a young wine which still has to come into its own. Enjoy its ripe elegance as of 2016.  


California 


White Wines

Ancient Peaks Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Paso Robles $20.99  

Bright aromas of peach, guava, citrus and wet stone. A round, soft texture envelopes the palate with luscious flavors of pear and tropical fruit, all underlain by a subtle minerality.  

 

Carol Shelton Coquille Blanc 2015, Sonoma, CA $26.99 

91 points Wine Spectator. Blend: Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier and Marsanne. Very floral, offering spicy peach and apricot flavors, accented by a hint of orange marmalade. Rich and juicy, with intensity carrying through on the long finish 

 

Frick Cotes de Frick Blanc 2016, Dry Creek Valley CA $32.99  

Grenache Blanc (66%), Viognier (34%). Light straw color. Fresh floral aromas of honeysuckle and white orchid. Ripe apple, apricot, mango, quince paste.  Rich pleasant aromatics and fruit. Chewy dried apricot and pear fruit in the long lingering finish.  

 

Keenan Winery Chardonnay 2015, Spring Mountain, Napa $44.99 

This wine displays plenty of minerality, some citrus oil, and hints of tropical fruit and tangerine. It is medium to full-bodied, has intense flavors, great acid, and a long, clean, pure finish. 

 

Windracer Chardonnay 2014,  Anderson Valley $44.99 

Vivid aromas of toasted bread, butter and white pepper lead to more oak-related notes on the palate, where flavors reminiscent of vanilla and nutmeg are backed by light lemon and apple notes.  

 

Far Niente Chardonnay 2014, Napa $74.99  

Delicate tropical aromas alongside melon, juicy citrus and a layer of toasted oak and mineral. The silky entry introduces bright melon and citrus notes, then progresses to a creamy, structured midpalate. The long finish has bright acidity with lingering citrus, toasted nuts and wet stone flavors. 

 

Pinot Noir 

Pali Pinot Noir Riviera 2016, Sonoma, CA $26.99  

92 points Wine Enthusiast. Warm aromas of brioche, strawberry jam and baking spice. Complex palate where fruit-punch flavors are lifted by clove, tart plum and vanilla on the finish.  

 

Pali Summit Pinot Noir 2015, Sta. Rita Hills, CA $32.99  

92 points Wine Enthusiast. Aromas of candied black cherry, orange blossom, forest floor, black peppercorn, and cinnamon. Inviting fresh bing cherry with silky texture, elegant aromatics, engaging and balanced.  

 

Foley Pinot Noir 2014, Santa Maria Hills, California $32.99  

Deep, dark and concentrated with generous flavors of cherry cola, strawberry marmalade and forest floor. 

 

Windracer Pinot Noir 2014, Russian River Valley $ 52.99 

Aromas of sweet spice, blackberry and espresso bean immediately introduces you to the bold personality of the Russian River Valley. Perfectly balanced, the full-bodied structure displays great concentration and firm but refined tannins.  

 

Kistler Pinot Noir 2013, Russian River Valley, California $66.99 

This ridge-top vineyard looks to the coast in one direction and the Russian River Valley in the other. This Pinot Noir is grown from a grape clone imported from a Burgundy Grand Cru vineyard over 20 years ago.  

 

Sea Smoke Southing Pinot Noir 2013, Santa Rita Hills, California $84.99 

Southing refers to the south-facing hillside bluffs found on our estate vineyard.  Each year, our goal for this wine is to create the ideal marriage of complexity and elegance.  

 

Merriam Pinot Noir Cuvee 2014, Russian River Valley, CA $28.99 

Wonderful aromas of cherry, violet, soft fruit and spice. Fruit forward on the palate, warm berry pie, vanilla and light spice. Well balanced and soft tannic finish. 

 

Merlot 

Merriam Merlot 2013, RRV, CA $33.99 

Aromas of a spiced berry candle burning on a winter day; aaahhh, comfort. Close your eyes and take a spoonful of spiced dark chocolate sauce poured over vanilla ice cream. This wine just keeps getting better with a long lingering finish of a warm berry pie. 

 

Matanzas Creek Merlot 2013, Sonoma, CA $33.99 

Flavors of red cherry, raspberry, plum and sage, with a hint of cocoa powder in the background. The palate is sleek and elegant.  

 

Keenan Winery Merlot 2014, Napa Valley $49.99 

92 points Vinous. The Merlot has been aged in thirty-three percent new French and American oak barrels for eighteen months. The resulting wine shows intense aromas of black cherry, blackberry, and cassis. Complex nuances of cocoa and coffee bean emerge as the wine opens up. This is a “big” Merlot that will age for many years to come. 

 

The Prisoner Wine Company Thorn Merlot 2014, Napa, California $46.99 

91 points Wine Spectator. Aromas of savory spice, black cherry, and mocha with cedar and blackberry. The entry delivers an elegant balance with flavors of black plum and anise, along with hints of grilled rosemary and toasted oak. Velvety, chocolate tannins develop into a robust finish. Blend: 77% Merlot and 23% of Malbec and Syrah. 

 

Cabernet Sauvignon 

St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2014, Sonoma $43.99 

93 points Wine Enthusiast. This concentrated wine is thick in black pepper and clove, with underlying streaks of cedar. Well structured, it unfurls depths of black cherry, currant and vanilla as it develops in the glass, finishing a full bodied as it started.  

 

Oakville Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Oakville, Napa $56.99 

92 points Wine Spectator. Charming, offering an elegant array of supple-textured licorice, sage and dusty red and dark berry notes. Most impressive on the long, tapered finish, which lets the flavors glide along on the aftertaste. 

 

Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Oakville, Napa $56.99 

92 points James Suckling. 91 points Wine Spectator. Deep, enticing wild berry and blackcurrant fruit weaves harmoniously with layers of fragrant tobacco leaf, forest floor and toast in a complex ribbon of flavor that flows into a deliciously long finish in this powerful yet refined taste of Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. 

 

Neal Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa $64.99  

Intense aromas of blackberry and red cherry fruit, spice and baked sugar tempered by subtle new French oak. The cherry and berry flavors mimic the aromas creating a sense of sweetness. Youthful tannins and baking spices linger in a long, pleasant 

 

Mt Brave Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Mt Veeder, Napa $86.99 

Aromas of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, some graphite, a juicy, full-bodied, savory mouthfeel, and excellent purity and underlying balance. This seamlessly rich mountain Cabernet Sauvignon should age effortlessly for two decades or more. 95 points Wine Advocate 

 

Anakota Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Helena Dakota Vineyard, Knights Valley $135.99 

The 2013 Cabernet offers chocolate, sweet black cherries, a dense purple color, great intensity and purity – a real mountain style, but with surprisingly soft tannins. It is easily a 30-year wine.  96 points Wine Advocate 

 

Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa $63.99 

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep and powerful from the get-go, with beams of supporting tannin and acidity that give the wine its sense of proportion. There is plenty of nuance in the dark fruit, along with terrific aromatic complexity, but today the tannins are imposing, to say the least. Readers should be prepared to cellar the 2013 for at least a few years, but even that may not be enough.  

 

Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2014, Spring Mountain, Napa $124.99 

95 points Wine Advocate. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Spring Mountain is the deepest, richest wine of the entire portfolio, with an opaque purple color and a super-pure nose of crème de cassis and blueberries. The wine is rich, full-bodied, nicely textured, and very long in the finish, with ripe tannins. It can be drunk now or cellared for another 15 or more years. 

 

Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Benchland, Napa $114.99 

94 points Wine Advocate. Aged 22 months in 54% new French oak, the wine has a dense, blackish/blue color, a beautiful nose of graphite, blackberry, blueberry, a touch of charcoal embers and spice. It’s youthful, restrained and holding back somewhat. Nevertheless, this is a super-impressive wine that will age effortlessly for 25-30 years.  

 

Cakebread Cellars Dancing Bear 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa $149.99 

96 points Wine Advocate. Dense aromas of ripe boysenberry, dark plum and cassis layered with scents of loam, forest-floor spice and dark chocolate. On the expansive palate, intense, concentrated flavors of blackberry, black cherry, boysenberry, plum and chocolate are balanced by well-structured, ripe tannins and culminate in a very long, persistent finish. Beautifully balanced and structured for long-term aging. 

 

Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, CA $95.99 

An alluring nose of chocolate-covered strawberries, vanilla, nutmeg, truffle and sage. On the palate, it has a broad yet delicate entry and offers cranberry flavors. These flavors are complemented by raspberry and pluot with savory black olive characters on the mid-palate. The wine finishes with silky tannins, cedar and bramble flavors with excellent length and return.  

 

Cabernet Franc 

Vinum Cellars “The Scrapper Cabernet Franc 2014, El Dorado, CA $35.99 

Silky in texture wine with blueberry, cassis, bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee and black cherry flavors. Limited production and is from a single vineyard at elevation 1,600 feet. 

 

Keenan Winery Cabernet Franc Reserve 2014, Spring Mountain $84.99 

91 points Wine Advocate Keenan has always done a knock-out job with their Cabernet Franc, and their 2014 Cabernet Franc from their estate vineyards on Spring Mountain shows wonderful forest floor, white flowers, and raspberry and blueberry notes that clearly suggest a cool climate wine. Medium to full-bodied, with a beautiful deep ruby/purple color, and terrific purity and texture, this is a beauty to drink now or cellar for another 10-15 years. 

 

Full-Bodied Reds 

Carol Shelton Rocky Reserve Zinfandel 2015, Dry Creek, Sonoma $39.99  

Fragrant raspberry and stony mineral aromas open to plush but well-structured cherry jam, white pepper and cardamom flavors.  

 

Jonathan Edward Old Vine Zinfandel 2013, Lodi, CA $35.99 

Zinfandel is sourced from 100-year-old vines. Flavors of juicy, ripe raspberries, blackberries, dark cherry and hints of mocha.  

 

Gamba Zinfandel Family Ranches 2014, Russian River Valley, CA $35.99  

Notes of sandalwood and cedar in the nose are woven with aromas of red berry, black tea leaves and ripe tree stone fruit. On the palate, layers of ripe fruits, cherry, berry and nectarine are countered by subtle toasty oak components. The wine is nicely balanced, and complex, framed by an appropriate frame of acidity. 

 

Gamba Old Vine Zinfandel Starr Rd Ranch 2014, Russian River, California $51.99 

Aromas of blackberry, cherry, vanilla and cassis are followed by a mineral and brown spice note. Full bodied on the palate, balanced notes of ripe black cherry, blueberry, plum with bramble fruit, are presented on the palate, and coats the mouth with plush round tannins.  

 

Frick Cinsault 2014, Sonoma Valley, California $32.99  

Frick pioneered this variety as a varietal in California since 1989. Aromas of plum, cherry and perfume. Full bodied and velvety with character of plum, strawberry, meat juice, black olive. lingering refreshing tangy finish. 

 

Carol Shelton Petite Syrah 2014, California $39.99 

Inky blue-purple in color, sweet black raspberry fruit—yum! Dark chocolatey oak spice, bright acidity but very juicy-supple, bit of warm vanilla at finish, structured tannins for aging. 

 

Westerly Cote Blonde Single Vineyard Syrah 2012, Santa Barbara, CA $49.99  

92 points Wine Enthusiast. Enhanced with a bit of Viognier, this wine shows an intriguing mix of violet-like fruit, game, pepper, coffee and very dark chocolate 


France


Cave de Turckheim Tradition Riesling 2015, Alsace $22.99  

Fresh flavors of lemon and white blossom. Fruity and easy to drink. 

 

Cave de Turckheim Tradition Pinot Gris 2015, Alsace $22.99  

Lovely aromatic and flowery nose. Dry but tender and aromatic, well balanced. 

 

Cave de Turckheim Tradition Gewurztraminer 2015, Alsace $26.99  

A wine of great finesse, ripeness and rose-petals and grapefruit aromas. Spicy complexity, delicately rich. 

 

Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Sainte Claire 2016, France, $27.99 

90 points Wine Spectator. A rich take on Chablis, yet with a salty tang to the apple, melon, and lemon flavors. Drink now through 2020.  

 

Louis Jadot Chassagne-Montrachet 2015, Burgundy $69.99 

It is bold and ripe with citrus and white stone fruits as well as plenty of acidity. Its rounded character will show more strongly as it ages.  

 

Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrachet 2015, Burgundy $79.99 

91 points Wine Spectator. This is clean, like spring water flowing over a bed of stones, with a whiff of that stoniness and damp moss edging the lemon curd flavors. Creamy and balanced, revealing a lingering aftertaste of citrus and pastry.  

 

Lo Comte de Parm Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru “Les Valozierres” 2011, Burgundy $52.99 

100% Pinot Noir. It has an intense nose with aromas of cherry, plum, warm earth and game notes. Silky, supple, and round. 

 

Chateau Beausejour Pentimento 2012, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux $32.99 

“Pentimento” is named for the memoir written in 1973 by New Yorker, playwright and farm owner Lillian Hellman. Soft tannins and structured, dark fruit suggestive of black cherry and currant. 

 

Chateaux Lassague Le Cadrans St Emilion 2012, Grand Cru, France $35.99 

This wine has a dark, deep color with very vibrant and lively fruit flavors. This Les Cadrans has an amazing elegance, with well-integrated, round, silky tannins and barrel aging that are almost undetectable. 

 

Chateaux La Rousseliere St Estèphe 2012, Bordeaux France $49.99 

A charming, resolutely modern Saint-Estèphe. The bouquet’s blend of sweet vanilla and roasted coffee bean aromas is the perfect prelude to this wine’s dense, substantial flavor on the palate.  

 

Chateau Lagrange 2011, Saint Julien, Bordeaux $52.99 

93 points Wine Enthusiast. A balanced, refined wine with very polished tannins and pretty fruit. Drink from 2017.  

 

Chateaux De Haute Serre MalbecIcone 2012, Cahors, France $144.99 

Candied, red fruit are nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and roasted bean aromas from new barrels. On the palate the tannins are velvety, very refined and dense. Endless aftertaste. 

 

Domaine Roger Perrin Chateauneuf du Pape 2014, France $46.99  

From vineyards planted in 1922. Aromas of raspberry, blackberry, wild cherry, and pepper. Significant length on the palate, with mouthwatering acidity and fine tannins. 


Germany 


Schloss Saarstein Riesling Kabinett 2009, Mosel, Germany $23.99 

A wine of good structure and balanced acidity with floral notes, featuring flavors of lime and pastry, with a hint of petrol. This is racy in structure, offering a long aftertaste of citrus and mineral. 

 

JJ Prum Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett 2012, Mosel, Germany $35.99 

90 points Wine Spectator. Gala apple, melon and ripe peach flavors, filled with a vibrant creaminess. Drink now through 2020.  

 

JJ Prum Auslese Bernkasteler Badstube 2013, Mosel, Germany $54.99 

95 points Wine Enthusiast. Juicy, full-bodied tropical fruit flavors are lifted by refreshing minerality.  


Italy 


Colle Manora “Mila” Monferrato Bianco DOC 2015, Piedmont $26.99  

Blend of Chardonnay and Viognier. Crisp, clean, elegant, and balanced, here the typical varietal tones of the Viognier grape can be perfectly appreciated, the freshness and a well-developed acidity are not covered 

 

Poggio Alloro Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2015, Tuscany $21.99 

Aromas of wildflower, stone fruit and an earthy whiff of flint. The linear, vibrant palate offers fresh peach, crunchy Granny Smith apple and a citrus note.  

 

Villa Angarano Vespaiolo 2016, Braganze, Italy $18.99  

Light and floral with aromas of apricot, honeysuckle, spice, ripe peach, honey and caramel. Crisp and fresh. 

 

Attems Pinot Grigio 2016, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy $25.99  

90 points Wine Spectator. The Attems family has been making wines since the year 1106. Shows the amazing terroir of the Collio region.  

 

Colle Manora “Piangalardo” Barolo DOCG 2013, Piedmont $52.99  

Pleasant freshness of wild rose and red fruits.  Elegant with great structure, velvety tannins and harmonious finish 

 

Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano 2010, Piedmont, Italy $53.99 

93 points Wine Spectator. Fresh, elegant and detailed, this red offer cherry, strawberry, floral, licorice, tar and tobacco aromas and flavors.  

 

Fattori Valpolicella Ripasso 2016, DOC, Veneto, Italy $29.99 

Corvina (65%), Corvinone (15%), Rondinella (10%), and (10%) other varieties. Ruby red color. On the nose:Red small woodland fruits. On the palate:Hints of fresh red small woodland fruit. Raisins, cloves, dark cherry, peppery notes and sweet in the mouth. Soft and balanced tannin with low acidity and a long finish. 

 

La Dama Amarone 2012, Veneto, Italy $55.99 

Tiny production from boutique Veneto winery. Cherry, dried fig, cinnamon, clove and tobacco with a long, warm and silky finish. 

 

Fattori Amarone Della Valpolicella 2013, DOCG, Veneto, Italy $55.99  

Fresh aromas of red and black cherries, dark berry, violet, lavender and sweet spices. Wonderful balance, dark fruits and a rich mouth feel, fine tannins and a long, beautiful finish. 

 

Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore 2007, Verona, Italy $145.99 

94 points Wine Advocate. The 2007 Valpolicella Superiore from the celebrated Monte Lodoletta vineyard is rock-tight with a midnight black appearance and aromas that emerge with fierce determination.  

 

Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2010, Tuscany $79.99 

Named #1 Wine of the Year 2015 by James Suckling. 97 points James Suckling 97; 94 points Wine Advocate; 93 points Wine Spectator. Pronounced notes of blackberry elegantly accompanied by floral notes such as violet. The nose is complex: spicy notes of black pepper and clove, tobacco and leather, and “jus de viande” reflect well the evolution of the wine. Resonating tannin textures, mellow structure with a long and elegant finish. 

 

Vinosia Taurasi DOCG  2009, Campania, Italy, $39.99 

Powerful, with concentrated black fruit and vanilla character. Full-bodied, with robust but well-integrated tannins, giving a surprisingly silky feel to the palate.  

 

Feudo Maccari Niero D’Avola Saia, 2012, Sicily, Italy $33.99 

Aromas and flavors of dark and sour red cherries, spearmint, spice and oak, as well as dry minerals, cherry, chestnut and smoke.  A velvety palate of lush, concentrated fruit. 

 

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2009, 2010, 2012, Bolgheri, Tuscany $203.99 

The wine shows extreme purity that brings its many beautiful aromas into startling focus and clarity. 


Oregon 


Gran Moraine Chardonnay 2015, Oregon $46.99 

This Chardonnay offers aromas of stone fruit, dried mango, cobbler, brioche and fennel seed. The wine is beautifully full-textured, mineral driven with a long finish. 

 

Domaine Serene Evenstad Chardonnay Reserve 2014, Willamette Valley, Oregon $69.99 

Ranked #2 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2016; 95 points Wine Spectator. Complex aromas of citrus blossom, stone fruit, nutmeg and crushed stone. These flavors carry through on the palate to display a balanced and elegant wine that delivers firm acidity, richness and persistence. 

 

Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Blanc 2015, Willamette Valley $31.99 

100% Pinot Blanc, barrel fermented, and barrel aged in neutral French oak barrels. Aromatically has bright notes of melon, grapefruit, butterscotch with refreshing acidity. It is very clean and focused on the palate.  

 

Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir 2015, Willamette Valley, $35.99 

An incredibly well balanced and lush wine with beautiful structure and acidity. It is medium bodied, with fresh fruits of bright cherry and marionberry that mingle with notes of warming spices, rose petals, fresh turned earth, cola and tobacco. 

 

Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir 2015, Shea Vineyard, Yamhill-Carlton $65.99 

Floral and spice focused. Blue & red fruits of blueberry and raspberry with delicate anise and cola notes. Opulent texture and a luscious mouth feel. 

 

Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir 2015, Freedom Hill Vineyard, Coast Range, S. of Dallas, Willamette Valley $65.99 

Floral and spice focused. Bright acidity and minerality combine for a juicy mouth feel. Black raspberry, Bing cherry and fresh turned earth mingle with delicate floral notes. 

 

Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir 2015, Carter Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Willamette Valley $65.99 

Fruit focused. Darker blue & black fruits of cassis, blackberry & dried blueberry supported by firm acidity and moderate tannins. 


South Africa 


Bellingham Old Orchard Chenin Blanc 2016, South Africa $19.99 

25 years old vines. Aromas of ripe stone fruit and buttered toast with layers of honey, marmalade and peaches. 

 

Bellingham Chenin Blanc Old Vine 2016, South Africa $29.99 

50 years old vines. Tropical fruit and citrus, limestone and oak aromas give way to a refreshing, powerful and rounded palate.  

 

Bellingham Bernard Series Small Barrel SMV 2013, South Africa $38.99 

Blend: Shiraz, Mourvedre and Viognier. Black berry and cherry aromas layered with dark chocolate, winter spice, rose and violet on the nose carried through the palate that is both powerful and graceful. 


South America


 

Catena Alta Chardonnay 2013, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina $39.99 

90 Points Wine Spectator. Intense green-yellow color with golden highlights. The nose offers ripe white fruit aromas such as pears and peaches that are interwoven with delicate citrus and floral notes, such as Jasmine. The palate shows rich and concentrated ripe pear, apple and apricot flavors with a light note of minerality. The wine finishes long and complex with crisp, mineral acidity. 

 

Catena Alta Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Mendoza, Argentina $64.99 

94 points James Suckling; 92 points Wine AdvocateOn the nose, it offers intense aromas of ripe raspberries, and cassis with notes of pepper and clove. On the palate, it is full-bodied and rich and displays layers of black currant and black raspberry with notes of cedar, tobacco and leather. This Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant wine with silky tannins that provide structure and a long and persistent finish. 

 

Catena Alta Malbec 2013, Mendoza, Argentina $66.99 

94 points James Suckling; 94 points Wine Advocate. The nose is elegant and complex with ripe red and blackberry fruits, notes of violets and lavender and a touch of leather, spice and vanilla flavors. The palate is full and rich with soft and sweet tannins and a silky, smooth structure. Multiple layers of rich cassis, black currant and blackberries are interwoven with hints of licorice and black pepper. Its lengthy finish is marked by wonderful minerality, finely grained tannins and lively acidity. 

 

Finca Abril Malbec “1922” Estate Vines 2012, Mendoza, Argentina $39.99 

Aromas of black plums, blueberry and graphite combined with fine layers of spice. Complex and elegant with a great finish.  

 

Luca Malbec 2014, Mendoza, Argentina $35.99 

Loads of spice and black cherry cola aromas with notes of cocoa. On the palate, the wine has both good depth and very lively acidity that leads to an incredibly long finish.  

 

El Porvenir Amauta-Corte IV 2012, Salta, Argentina, $23.99 

Malbec (60%), Tannat (30%) and Petit Verdot (10%). The aromas of violets, roses, currant, plum, black pepper, and bitter chocolate. Nutty, roasted flavors of baked berry, toffee, coffee and earth come next. Supple, dense and full bodied, with mineral notes adding interest to the cola and dark chocolate flavors.  

 

Bodegas El Porvenir de Cafayate ‘Laborum’ Malbec 2012, Salta, Argentina $37.99  

Aromas of raspberry and cherry, violets and roses, together with spicy notes of black pepper typical from Cafayate. Palate: sweet and harmonic beginning, middle to high structure due to the firm tannins.  

 

Bodegas El Porvenir de Cafayate ‘Laborum’ Tannat 2012, Salta, Argentina $37.99  

Bright and expressive. On the nose, you get red and dark fruits, floral notes like jasmines and notes of clove. Vanilla and chocolate aromas given by the oak Red fruits, with notes species, some chocolate with eucalyptus profile. Complex feature nose combined with subtle touch of wood. The tannins are very firm and intense sweet. 

 

Vina Echeverria Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2011, Chile $35.99  

Flavors of plum and strawberry combined with hints of red pepper and spices. The palate is smooth and well-balanced with a fresh and fruity long-lasting finish. 

 

Bouza Tempranillo 2008, Montevideo, Uruguay $53.99 

Aromas of blackberries, aromatic herbs, and light notes of cocoa. In the mouth, it is big but smooth, with a well-rounded tanning and velvety finish. 

 

Bouza B-6 Tannat 2008, Montevideo, Uruguay $59.99 

The healthiest grape in the world -100% Tannat from the single vineyard.  Aging potential: 12-15 years 


Spain & Portugal 


Lagar De Indra Albarino 2017, Rias Baixas, Spain $19.99 

Aromas of lime and pine give way to a tangy, angular palate. Dry apricot and citrus flavors are lively but very familiar for this variety. 

 

Maitea Red 2014, Ribera del Duero, Spain $18.99 

Baked aromas of raisin and prune are smothered in oak. On the palate, there’s flavors of baked black-fruit, cherries and dry herbs. 

 

Larchago Rioja Reserva 2012, Rioja, Spain $26.99 

Expressive aromas of cherry, dark berries and spicy oak, along with hints of vanilla and pipe tobacco. Broad and fleshy in the mouth, offering cherry-vanilla and licorice flavors, a hint of smoky minerals and smooth, late-arriving tannins. 

 

Izarbe Grand Reserva 2005, Rioja, Spain $59.99 

Outstanding aromas of candied red fruit and spices underscored by mineral notes. Sweet, ripe tannins in the mouth. Elegant, balanced mouth. Harmonious, pleasant, long aftertaste. 

 

Alto Moncayo Garnacha 2012, Campo de Borja, Spain $58.99 

Ranked in the top 10 for number of awards won among wines from this region Pungent aromas of cassis, blueberry, smoky minerals, licorice and spice cake. Juicy, supple and perfumed on the palate, with amazingly long finish. 

 

Alto Moncayo “Aquilon” Garnacha 2011, Campo de Borja, Spain $155.00  

93 points Wine Spectator. Aromas of blackberry and cassis, and the palate is chewy yet fresh, with baked black-fruit flavors as well as coffee, chocolate and vanilla. A smooth, lush, layered finish with vanilla and toffee notes. 

 

MR Premium Red Ravasqueira 2014, Portugal $70.99  

93 points Wine Enthusiast. Grapes: Syrah, Aragonez, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca. Release during the most exceptional vintages.   Complexity and intensity sum this cellar worthy red wine.  Extended ageing in new French oak allow for harmonious wine and wood interaction, developing peat, cedar and chocolate notes, along with black and red fruits with dried figs. Cellar and enjoy for decades.  

 

Quinta do Crasto Red Reserva Old Vines 2012, DOC, Douro, Portugal $45.99 

94 points Wine Spectator; 93 points Wine Advocate. Powerful, rich and refined, with a lithe mouthfeel and flavors of boysenberry, sandalwood, macerated cherry and damson plum. Very minerally as well, featuring loads of spicy notes on the wellstructured, lingering finish. Elegant. Drink now through 2022. 


Washington State 


L’Ecole Chenin Blanc N° 41 Old Vine 2016, Columbia Valley $21.99  

Expressive aromatics of pink grapefruit, passion fruit, petrol, and citrus blossom with flavors of tangerine and yellow apple on a crisp mineral finish. 

 

Eagle Harbor Viognier 2015, Walla Walla $41.99 

Barrel fermented. Aromas of honeysuckle combined with citrus, guava and lychee nut. Flavors consist of pineapple, blood orange, and spice box with a lingering finish. 

 

Kiona Estate Red Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Washington State $29.99  

Fine grain tannin, great fruit, and dark color abound. High-end components from the Emory, Vista, and Heart of the Hill vineyards add depth, and complexity 

 

Kiona Estate Red Mountain Reserve 2014, Washington State $49.99 

Elegant wine bodied with a dark core of black cherry fruit. Juicy and plush with cedar notes and light tannins. 

 

Eagle Harbor Homme Nu 2014, Walla Walla $41.99 

A Super Tuscan inspired blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet adds complexity and softens the tartness of the Sangiovese. A wonderful wine which pairs well with many foods, and delicious all by itself. 

 

Mullan Road Cellars Red Blend 2014, Washington State $49.99 

Explosive aromas of blackberry, black plums, dried strawberries and a beautiful black tea/juniper berry potpourri. The palate is dense, yet polished, and features big silky tannins.  

 

Owen Roe Red Willow Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Yakima Valley $83.99 

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wine has deep garnet hues with aromas of earth, leather and tobacco. Flavors of chocolate cherry, peppercorn, clove and bramble fruit contribute to a velvety palate, finishing with gripping acidity and firm tannins. Try now and you will not be disappointed, however, we recommend setting this aside to enjoy in 15+ years. 


Dessert Wines 


Burmester Jockey Club Reserve Tawny, Portugal, $27.99 

It has a strong character and gentle complexity, being rounded and sweet with a light presence of spices. It is the ideal accompaniment to dry fruit. 

 

Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port 2013, Douro, Portugal, $48.99 

93 Wine Enthusiast. Fonseca uses its Guimaraens brand in years when there is no general vintage declaration. Rich black fruits that are enveloped by the structured tannins and never-too-sweet character. It obviously needs to age.  

 

Taylor Fladgate Very Old Single Harvest Port 1966, Portugal $259.00 

96 points Wine Spectator; 94 Points Wine Advocate. Medium golden mahogany, with a hint of olive green on the meniscus. The nose is complex with aromas of walnut, macadamia, brown sugar and a warm spicy background of molasses and caramel. The palate is smooth and honeyed, with rich spice, figs, mocha and confit apricot. The acidity is marked and the finish long with beautiful balance. 

 

Taylor Fladgate Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port 2007, Portugal $239.99 

97 Points James Suckling. Deep inky color with magenta rim. Intense, pungent nose of black fruit, dark chocolate and licorice with great depth and concentration. Layers of flavor assail the senses as the rich dark berry, ripe black plum, blueberry and luscious bitter chocolate almost overwhelm the palate. The tannins are lean, sinewy and perfectly integrated. The wine is clearly of enormous structure, but also so finely balanced the lasting impression is of a wine with great elegance and finesse. 

 

Graham’s 20-Year-Old Tawny Port, Douro, Portugal $58.99 

94 points James Suckling; 93 points Wine Spectator. Amber, golden tawny color. An excellent bouquet, with a characteristic “nutty” character, such as almonds, and delicious mature fruit with hints of orange peel. Rich, sweet and smooth on the palate, it is perfectly balanced, with a long and lingering finish. 

 

Graham’s 30-Year-Old Tawny Port, Douro, Portugal $106.99 

95 points Wine Enthusiast; 95 points Wine Spectator. Light, orange-tinted amber color, magnificent perfumed nose with great class showing an array of dried fruits. Outstanding mature concentrated palate with full honeyed fruit, gorgeously mellowed. Simply delicious with an aftertaste that lasts and lasts. 

 

Graham’s 40-Year-Old Tawny Port, Douro Portugal $149.99 

96 points Wine Spectator; 94 points Wine Enthusiast. Golden amber with a pale green tinge at the rim which denotes great quality and class. Very complex on the nose with a powerful fragrance that belies its age. The palate is a gamut of flavors, ranging from delicate fruit and raisins to burnt toffee and chocolate. The persistent aftertaste is sheer pleasure. 

 

Alvear Oloroso Asuncion Pedro Ximenez Sherry NV, Spain $27.99 

92 points Wine Spectator. A beauty, with praline, flan and salted caramel notes lending a flattering edge. The core of bitter orange, gingerbread and green tea is decidedly firm and taut, while the finish picks up dried peach and passion fruit echoes.  

 

Mont Reaga Fata Morgana Late Harvest Merlot 2011, La Mancha, Spain $66.99 

Dark and mysterious with a nose that is intense, sweet, and floral delivering aromas of quince, dried figs, raisins, blueberries and chocolate. Full-bodied, just the right touch of sweetness. A unique experience! 

 

Familia Deicas Licor de Tannat 2015, Uruguay, $41.99  

This Port style wine has aromas of ripe figs, mint and chocolate. Ideal to accompany desserts, particularly chocolate, and cheese.  

 

Vinedo de Los Vientos Alcyone Tannat Dessert Wine, Uruguay $41.99  

intense, rich wine with flavors of sweet prunes, dried figs and chocolate. Exotic, delicious with chocolate desserts, and worth a try! 

 

Isodi Vin Santo 2009, Tuscany, Italy $47.99 

Aromas of maple syrup and crushed raw almond. The concentrated palate doles out dried apricot, chestnut honey and toasted hazelnut while fresh acidity balances the sweet flavors. 

 

Eden “Heirloom” Ice Cider, Vermont (375ml), $33.99 

Elegant, balanced dessert cider with delicate aromatics and a full-flavored palate offering hints of honey, pear and citrus fruit. 

 

Eden Honeycrisp Ice Cider, Vermont (375ml), $33.99 

This tangy, elegant ice cider is made 100% from Vermont-grown Honeycrisp apples.  

 

Pillitteri Icewine Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2015, Canada $49.99 

The winery suggests that you pour this over vanilla ice cream, and it’s not a bad suggestion. Flavors of toffee, brown sugar and crême brulée.