Cline Syrah 2018, Sonoma Coast$21.00
Grapes for the Cline Syrah 2019, Sonoma Coast are grown on the Diamond Pile Estate vineyards in the Sonoma Coast region. Specifically, these vineyards are located in the newest AVA, the Petaluma Gap which takes its name from the cooling afternoon breezes that funnel through the area. The winds drop temperatures and help create a long growing season. This Syrah thrives in this environment, benefitting from a slow and even ripening that delivers bold, flavorful fruit and balanced acidity.
The Cline estate grown Syrah offers generous aromas of black pepper, coffee and berry. On the palate, flavors of boysenberry and olive and are complimented by notes of summer savory and a meaty character. Well integrated and structured tannins are perfectly balanced by the wine’s fresh acidity. The finish has excellent length and complexity.
Collier Falls Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Dry Creek Valley$60.00
The wine is deep, dark red in color with aromas of black cherry, tobacco, and cedar box. This is a rich and complex hillside Cabernet with notes of earth, blackberry, and Christmas spice along with velvety tannins and a soft vanilla finish. We recommend 20-30 minutes of decanting to fully showcase its soft flavors and lingering finish of dark fruit.
“The 2016 Cabernet has a medium ruby color and aromas of kirsch, milk chocolate, roasted plums, vanilla, and cedar. The palate is full-bodied with sweet spice-laced fruits and a gentle chewiness” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Collier Falls Hillside Estate Zinfandel 2016$45.00
The wine shows striking colors of deep crimson and black. A complex bouquet offers aromas of blackberry, red licorice, and damp forest. This is a robust, full-bodied Zinfandel displaying rich flavors of strawberry and fig, with hints of eucalyptus and powdered sugar. Its long finish highlights lingering notes of cola, tobacco, charred wood and black pepper. Less than 190 cases produced.
91 Points – Wine Spectator – “Supple and plump, with black pepper, smoky-sage and black raspberry flavors that linger on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2027.” – Tim Fish, November 2020
GOLD MEDAL – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Collier Falls Petite Sirah 2016, Dry Creek$50.00
In 1997, Barry Collier saved the top 8 rows of the Zinfandel block for Petite Sirah vines to blend with our Zin. 6 years later the Petite tasted too good to blend and they decided to bottle it as a stand alone varietal. This 100% estate-grown Petite Sirah is inky black in color with aromas of eucalyptus and cracked peppercorn alongside floral nuances of honeysuckle and violet. Dark, layered flavors of blueberry jam, blackberry cobbler, and tea leaves highlight the mid-palate. This is an opulent, full-bodied wine that shows surprising restraint and soft tannins, accentuated by a plush and lingering finish with a touch of vanilla oak. Only 66 cases made.
Compassion Without Borders Cabernet Sauvignon 2016$22.00
Here’s your opportunity to help even more. 25% of each sale of the Compassion without Borders Wine goes directly to the Compassion without Borders non-profit group. Compassion without Borders focus their passionate efforts in Mexico and the Central Valley of California where the need is the greatest and where animals are the very least likely to be helped due to financial, geographic, and cultural barriers. Their stunning label is paired with our outstanding 2015 Sonoma County red wine, selected from Brenda Lynch’s best barrels of Cabernet Sauvignon. Tight aromas of new French oak and hints of red and black fruits signal the wine’s youth. Bright fruit flavors combine with caramel and toasty oak in a structured mid palette that explodes into a chewy, dense finish with sweet, ripe tannins. Drinks great now!
Conundrum Red 2018$34.00
Caymus started making Conundrum Red in 2011. A rich, dark red, it offers aromas of ripe berries and plums, warmed by a hint of cocoa. Dried fruit and the taste of chocolate-covered cherries come through on the palate, while a wisp of smokiness makes this wine – created from dark red varietals including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah – the perfect complement to grilled meats and full-flavored dishes. Pizza anyone?
Conundrum White 2019$23.00
Blending wines was almost unthinkable when Conundrum White was born more than 25 years ago. Since then, this wine has attracted a loyal following and remains as inventive as ever. While the exact blend is under wraps, every vintage includes Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscat Canelli, and Viognier. Conundrum White is amazingly versatile, with intriguing tropical notes and natural acidity. Best served chilled. A light straw color, the 2016 vintage features scents of honeysuckle, wildflowers and lemon blossoms, layered with star fruit, honeydew and a trace of flinty gunpowder. Entry is crisp, with a vibrant acidity that flows into a rich roundness on the mid-palate. Citrus and pear mingle with exotic flavors of mango, coconut, and pineapple. This wine’s structure and texture give it multiple dimensions – lush yet fresh, subtle yet rich. A kick of bright acidity on the finish underscores its lively character, while notes of ripe fruit entice you back for another sip.
“I find it hard to believe that this wine has been around for more than a quarter of a century. I was there and tasted the first Conundrum, and I found it quite fascinating then It was a white wine of a different sort and wine that I needed a little time before understanding it. Aromatic and tantalizing, Conundrum has always been a unique wine. The 2016 vintage is quite appealing. Its aromas and flavors of fragrant fruit, bright candy, and ripe melon make it a wine that would pair superbly with hot, spicy, and sweet dishes. Try it with a roast chicken breast accented with pickled scallions, water chestnuts, celery, cilantro, and a splash of chili oil.” Wilfred Wong
Cosa Obra Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Hummingbird Hill, Sonoma Coast, USA$28.00
Sourced from a small artisan grower located in the eastern slope of the Sonoma Valley known as Fallenleaf Vineyard. The grapes grown at this site possesses a unique tropical varietal characteristic. This enticing Sauvignon Blanc offers aromas of white peach, cantaloupe, and orange blossom complemented by bright citrus, lemon curd and zest. Tropical flavors of kiwi, pineapple, lemon, mango and papaya introduce a rich palate and a persistent mineral finish. A great aperitif, this pairs nicely with just about any seafood dish, and is a great companion with cheese.
Cuttings Cabernet Sauvignon 2018$58.00
Inspired by the age-old method of using cuttings from idyllic sites for the propagation of new vines, the Cuttings Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 showcases some of our favorite hillside vineyards. Cuttings combines the deep, intense flavor of Cabernet Sauvignon with the structure and richness of Petite Sirah and Syrah. A small amount of Zinfandel adds a nice layer of complexity and spiciness.
Deliciously smooth with flavors of blueberry, dark cherry, and cocoa. Aromas of fresh roasted coffee, black currant, vanilla bean, brown spice, and wild berries.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Zinfandel.
Daou Cabernet Sauvignon 2019$39.00
Standing alone at an elevation of 2,200 feet, the Daou mountain rises from the heart of the Adelaida District in the rugged coast range west of Paso Robles.
It is a terroir of symmetry, power and purity. Here, the Daou brothers’ vision is to produce California “first-growth” wine, fulfilling the Adelaida District’s destiny as the world’s next benchmark for Bordeaux varieties. The Daou Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 reflects the true character of the 2019 vintage. It is a full-bodied wine that is highly concentrated yet still offers aromas of chocolate, plum, black fruit and hints of a cigar box. Reflecting the beauty of the vintage, the combination of flesh and fat make this wine rich and voluptuous.
94-96+ points, Jeb Dunnuck
93-95 points, Robert Parker
Dashe Cellars “Les Enfants Terrible,” Heart Arrow Ranch, Mendocino 2017$36.00
The Heart Arrow ranch is one of the finest biodynamic farms in Mendocino County—a completely self-contained ecosystem where not only grapes but vegetables, fruit-trees, pigs, cows, lambs, and chickens all make a self-sustaining microcosm without herbicides or pesticides. The combination of these farming techniques and Dashe Cellars winemaking techniques work to make this an unusual Zinfandel, one that is very different in aroma, flavor, and structure than a classic California Zinfandel, and more like a wine from Burgundy or Beaujolais. How is this wine different? First of all, they don’t crush the grapes but instead use whole clusters and uncrushed destemmed grapes to create a “carbonic maceration” style of wine. They ferment the wine with the native yeasts on the grapes; age the wine in a huge 900 gallon French oak barrel; and bottle the wine with low SO2 levels.
It is extremely aromatic – black cherry, pomegranate, earth, violets, clove, and black pepper. The Dashe Cellars Zinfandel 2017 Les Enfants Terribles, Heart Arrow Ranch, Mendocino shows excellent fruit and mineral aromas, and the wine has an absolutely beautiful texture and depth of flavor. Enjoy the flavors of black cherry, pomegranate, strawberry, black raspberry, chocolate, minerals, and black pepper. Although this wine is beautiful to drink right now, it can improve with age as well, at least 8 years from the vintage date.
Decorative Gift Box$10.00
Pick any one, two or three bottle combinations from our website and add in this beautiful gift box + gift card. The box has a beautiful leather-like finish – black on the outside and cream colored on the inside, with a magnetic closure. Each comes with a decorative gold sleeve.