Turnbull 2013 Cabernet, Oakville (Leopoldina/Fortuna) Napa Valley
Retail 80.00 – GGWC 74.99
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This is truly an amazing wine. The Leopoldina vineyard gives this wine the amazing and gorgeous aromatics of black currant, pomegranate, white pepper, chocolate, and spice. The Fortuna gives it subtle smoky and licorice tones. On the palate this stunning 2013 Cabernet truly explodes with luscious well-balanced flavors of black currant, chocolate, a whiff of toasty vanilla and anise. A full-bodied mouthfeel with amazing structure and texture reveal the spectacular nature of Oakville. The wine finishes amazing with long, silky, light grained tannins. Supply is limited, so don’t wait to jump on this wine NOW!
Parker 95 Points: “Turnbull’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville, their least expensive wine in the portfolio is the most forward and precocious of the cuvées and shows what great winemaking and vineyard sources the Turnbulls are dealing with. The color is opaque purple, the wine shows slightly less tannins than its counterparts, with gorgeously intense blueberry and blackberry fruit, cedar wood, forest floor and spice box. It’s full-bodied, opulent, rich and, while still young with a good 10 years of upside, this wine will still be drinking great 20 years from now.”
It is in the Santa Lucia Highlands where Dick planted his vineyard with a footprint unlike any other. Boasting a cool climate and one of the longest growing seasons in California, the Richard G. Peterson property cultivates two distinct clones – Wrotham and R-4. The Wrotham Clone was discovered near Wrotham Village in southeast England; the cuttings were introduced there by the Romans some 2000 years ago. The Wrotham clone produces a uniquely rich color and a spicy characteristic not often found in other Pinot Noir wines. In 1980, Dick Peterson brought the first and only Wrotham cuttings back to California and planted 2 acres of them on his 10-acre property
Richard Peterson 2014 Pinot Noir “Wrotham Clone” Santa Lucia Highlands
Retail 72.00 – GGWC 69.00
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The Richard G. Peterson 2014 Pinot Noir is elegant in its Burgundian style and offers an energetic profile on the palate with an array of earthy notes and minerality. Flavors of black currants, cardamom, sautéed porcini mushrooms and smoked game meat complement the wine’s uniqueness. This Pinot Noir will be ready to drink upon release and will continue to age beautifully over the next 25 years.
Vin Perdu by Amuse Bouche 2013 Proprietary Red, Napa Valley
Retail $95.00 – GGWC 89.99
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Robert Parker 94 Points: “With a colorful label, the 2013 Proprietary Red Blend Vin Perdu is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The wine shows rich, saddle-leather-infused coffee and chocolaty blackberry fruit and plenty of robust, bordering on rustic flavors. This is a pedal-to-the-metal, fun wine and very well-made; a big, substantial mouthful of wine that should drink nicely for another 7-8 years.”
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- Chat. Boswell “Eloise”(94 Parker)
- Foxen “Block 8” (95 Parker)
- Bacio Divino “Bacigalupi” (94 Parker)
- Paul Lato “Kokoro” (94 Parker)
- Capiaux “Pisoni” (93 Parker)
- Chapter 24 “Last Chapter” (94 Galloni)
- Peter Michael “Clos du Ciel’ (94 Parker)
- Kosta Brown ”Giusti” (94 Galloni)
- Martinelli “Moonshine” (94 Galloni)
- Roar “Pisoni” (96+ Parker)
- Wrath “Boekenoogen”
Wrath 2013 Pinot Noir “Boekenoogen” Santa Lucia Highlands
Retail $50.00 – GGWC $46.99
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This is a very complex with with layers of red and dark fruit and a hint of smokiness on the nose. The wine is lush and juciy with a very lively palate that is capped by fleshy wild berries and a touch of Burgudny-like minerality. The wine is supple, complex and elegant displaying great fruit and a touch acidity ending with an elegant long finish. Only 291 cases produced.
|Rick Mirer, the former stand-out Quarterback at Notre Dame and NFL player with the Seahawks, 49ers, Raiders, Bears & Jets turned another longtime hobby into a profession – wine! This Mirror 2012 Cabernet is his ninth release and I would say the best-effort yet-to-date! His friend Jeff Smith (owner of Hourglass winery) did not need to convince him that there was life after the NFL (New Found Love). He was already a big Hourglass fan, and when they hooked up to discuss his future, Mirror was born – the rest, as they say, is history. The wines are made by Rob Lawson (Ghostblock). The name Mirror comes from the two St. Helena vineyards that “mirror” each other across the Napa Valley. The western half is just of Hwy 29, the eastern half perched above the Silverado Trail.|
Mirror 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
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The aromas of this Cabernet Sauvignon are an ever evolving blend of dry rose petals, ripe blackberries, dark chocolate and baking spices. The palate offers layers of complexity – a soft, ripe entry of dark cherry with hints of leather followed by a concentrated core of ripe plum, highlights of vanilla, cinnamon and espresso beans. The balanced acidity delivers a seamless harmony of fruit and rich tannins that integrate into a clean and long lasting elegant finish.
|Kenefick Ranch Winery and Vineyard is owned by retired San Francisco neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas P. Kenefick, and his two children Caitlin and Chris Kenefick. In 1978 Dr. Kenefick acquired a 125-acre vineyard property next door to the Eisele Estate (Araujo, now owned by Chateau Latour). This vineyard was head pruned and dry farmed with old Italian varietals. Over the next 20 years these were replaced with Bordeaux varietals on vertical shoot positioning and drip irrigating for higher quality grapes. 95% of the grapes are sold to various wineries and only small quantities are produced from the estate.|
Kenefick Ranch 2012 Cabernet Franc “Caitlin’s Select” Estate
Retail 55.00 – GGWC 49.99
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Notes of dark cherry, underlining baker’s chocolate and strong currant notes greet the nose out of the glass. Raspberry preserve, custard and creamy notes are supported by a well rounded tannin profile and finished by integrated red cherry notes mingling with the French Oak spicy notes. Only 350 cases produced.
Pharaoh Moans 2013 Syrah, Estate, Paso Robles
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Robert Parker 97 Points: “A sensational barrel sample from owner/winemaker Guillaume Fabre, the 2013 Syrah (there’s 2% Grenache in the blend) exhibits a killer nose of creme de cassis, white chocolate, melted licorice and sweet spice to go with a decadent, concentrated and voluptuous style on the palate. Despite its wealth of fruit and texture, it never seems over the top, stays lively and balanced and has a great finish. If you’re craving lightweight aromas and flavors, look elsewhere.“
Katy Wilson named her winery after her great-grandmother – Verona LaRue Newell. Verona survived and suffered through the great depression. Verona left a big impression on her and when she started her own business dedicated the winery “LaRue” to her. Katy grew up on a farm and at a young age knew that she wanted to be a winemaker. She drove a tractor before she could drive a car! After graduating with a degree in winemaking, she gained experience working at many great wineries both in the US as overseas, Phelps, Craggy Range, Torbreck and most recent at Kamen, but it was during her days at Flowers that she fell in love with Pinot Noir and the Sonoma Coast. She sources from two stellar vineyards, Rice-Spivak and Emmaline Ann – used by many great wineries like Cobb, Flowers, William Selyem, etc.
LaRue 2013 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
Retail 65.00 – GGWC 61.99
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This is a beautifully complex wine that offers the unexpected. The wine is rich and textured with fragrant aromas of Bing Cherries, crushed flowers and a touch of rose petals. On the palate, this large Pinot Noir is full in flavor yet elegant and not flabby! If I was drinking Burgundy, I’d say Grand Cru Pommard! The wine is amazing from start to finish. Lush bright cherries, tea leaves coat the palate. The wine’s balance is impeccable with the right touch of acid intertwined with great fruit. The finish is long and mouth-watering. Only 220 cases produced!
Rocca 2013 “Vespera” Red Blend “Estate” Napa Valley
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It will come as no surprise but the Vespera 2013 (69% Cabernet, 26%,Merlot & 5% Syrah) is a real crowd-pleaser. The wine is forward, easily accessible, immediately delicious and enjoyable young. As soon as it’s poured, the wine comes across as warm, rich and inviting. There are deep layers of dark ripe blackberry, cassis, and black cherry aromas here, comfortably interwoven with subtle hints of oak spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chocolate. On the palate this is a gorgeously soft, smooth blend that lushly coats the entire palate without a hint of heaviness or astringency. It ends with a long, complex but silky tannin finish. This is a wine that’s ready for full enjoyment right out of the gate.
Robert Parker 95 Points: “A deep, dark ruby/purple color, loads of blackberry, roasted meat, Mediterranean lavender and licorice are all present in this full-bodied, complex and sexy wine. This is by far the most nuanced and multifaceted of the Rocca wines, but also the most drinkable. Soft tannins, low acidity and a big, fat, fleshy, meaty Syrah working beautifully with the Cabernet Sauvignon — this is a stunner and a great example of an intelligent blend. Drink it over the next 7-8 years”