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TOP 12 for December

The Holiday season is in full swing and we are here to help you with all of your wine and beer selections for all of the occasions you have planed over the next month.
We are kicking off December with an awesome BIG GUN wine tasting this Saturday! An opportunity to taste some of the very best Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Blends that California has to offer.
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We will assist in your selection and make the process seamless,  Email me (Matt).
We wish all of you the best Holiday season ever and we thank you each and every one of you for another incredible year!

The following is our Top 12 picks for December. These are wines that are truly the pinnacle of what we have to offer in their respective price ranges. A few are limited and will not last long so come or click early as things disappear quickly this time of year.

Matt and Team
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Foley Johnson

2016 Carneros

Attention fans of rich, creamy, toasty California Chardonnay! Here is a new name to enter into the mix of Rombauer, Frank Family and Lloyd Cellars, etc...
Winemaker is Steve Nelson, the former winemaker at Lloyd Cellars, and David Ramey is the winemaking consultant.
J. Bookwalter

2014 Columbia Valley
Conner Lee Vineyard

Red Blend

Reviewed at $60
$45 elsewhere


93 Wine Spectator
Don't miss this amazing Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc blend!
$19.99   $29.99  
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The Calling

2015 Russian River Valley
Pinot Noir
$37 at the winery

One of our BEST SELLING Pinot Noir!
An absolute no-brainer! Wow!
Notes from the Winery: Fruit for this vintage was sourced from several locations in the Russian River Valley, each vineyard site contributing critical, unique aspects to the complexity of the resulting wine. Vineyards located in the warmer end of the Russian River Valley contribute ripe fruit elements. Vineyards from the cooler areas lend a strong minerality and structural backbone, and vines at altitude with sandy, well-drained soil add complexity and structure.
League of Rogues

2014 Paso Robles


This is brand new to us and probably new to a lot of you as the winery is only in its 3rd year of existence. No one ever seems to complain when we come across a new gem coming from Paso Robles! Check this out!
Lush dark cherry, blackberry and hints of spice on the full-bodied, complex finish. High quality, small production Zinfandel!
Limited, Only 650 cases made.
~Mark's Top Pick~
$17.99   $14.99  
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McPrice Myers

2014 Central Coast


Attention McPrice Myers fans! The very approachable, very tasty Syrah from vineyards in both Paso Robles and Santa Barbara. Don't miss it!
~Brian's Top Pick~

2016 Sudtirol, Alto Adige

Pinot Grigio

This single vineyard Pinot Grigio is dry and smooth on the palate with hints of pear, apple and pleasant minerality on the finish.
One of the finest Pinot Grigio's we have tasted!
$15.99   $14.99  
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Fattoria Le Pupille

2013 Poggio Valente


95+ Wine Advocate

This is a gorgeous wine that is so well balanced with the perfect amount of fruit, acidity and tannin.
From the Wine Advocate: The 2013 Morellino di Scansano Riserva Poggio Valente is a breakthrough wine for Fattoria le Pupille and its talented winemaking team. This is a complete and balanced expression that shows its best side to all the senses: its appearance is richly saturated and bright; the bouquet is intense and complex; and the mouthfeel shows elegance and power. In all, this wine tastes and feels much younger than it really is and I have high hopes for its future aging ability. It shows a great sense of inner energy and liveliness that makes it a pleasure to drink in the near term as well. Soft flavors of black cherry, spice and grilled herb wrap thickly over the palate.

Bodegas Franco-Espanolas

2007 Rioja Bordon
Gran Reserva

92 Wine Spectator
Ripe red fruits, exotic spices and hints of toasted caramel on the full-bodied finish.

From Wine Spectator: Supple and polished, this red offers dried cherry, floral, vanilla and spicy flavors, fresh and lively. Light tannins and orange peel acidity keep this focused. Expressive and elegant, in the traditional style.
Franco-Españolas is one of the great wineries in La Rioja. With almost 125 years of history it occupies a foremost position in the world of winemaking. Committed to progress and renewal, the winery is no stranger to evolution and masters the perfect combination of respect for tradition and technological innovation, thus obtaining great wines that endorse its long history.
$26.99   $22.99  
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Josef & Philipp Brundlmayer

2016 Kremstal

Gruner Veltliner

A beautiful expression of Gruner Veltliner. Dry, crisp and complex with good minerality and fresh acidity. Hand-harvested!
Brundlmayer doesn’t use insecticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. A lot of the vineyard work is done manually. The grapes are carefully selected and harvested by hand. Every single vineyard is vinified separately in order to mirror the terroir and its differences as precisely as possible.

One of my (Matt) favorite white wines in the store right now!
Foley Johnson

2014 Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

91 Robert Parker
Winery Price $45

Undeniable value that you should not pass up! One of the best value Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon you will ever find!
From Robert Parker ($45): Readers looking for a terrific value in Napa Cabernet Sauvignon should check out Foley Johnson’s 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford. Attractive dark black cherry and black currant fruit nicely complemented by subtle oak and spice is followed by a medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, layered wine with a dark purple color, gorgeous fruit, and a long texture and finish. A sleeper of the vintage.
~Matt's Top Pick~
$13.99   $22.99  
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Roederer Estate

Non Vintage Anderson Valley
Brut Sparkling

#25 in the TOP 100, Wine Spectator 2017
92 WineSpectaor

Always one of the most consistent producers! From the Winery: The Roederer Estate Brut is complex, layered pear, creme brulee and baked apple flavors that linger.
A great finesse and depth of flavor.
From Wine Spectator: A voluptuous and expressive sparkler, with floral red apple, brioche and cinnamon spice aromas and rich, vibrant flavors that finish on a luxurious note. Drink now through 2018.

2014 Alexander Valley, Estate
Cabernet Sauvignon

#86 in the TOP 100, Wine Spectator 2017
94 Wine Spectaor
Was $75
A fantastic Cabernet at an incredible price.
Winemaker Notes: In addition to the Cabernet Sauvignon base, this wine is blended with Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot. Deeply and richly colored, nuanced with finely textured tannins, this is a wine that is deliciously approachable upon release but will continue its evolution over many years in the bottle, rewarding those with patience enough to set aside a library selection.
From Wine Spectator: Big and rich, with firm, structured tannins that are powerful and edgy, framing the core of blackberry, black cherry, plum and espresso flavors. An impressive effort. Best from 2019 - 2029.
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TOP 12 for December

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