Paul Lato’s Newest Releases Pre-Sale!

Paul LatoPaul Lato will soon be releasing what I think are his BEST wines ever! I have sampled of all these new releases, and can tell you that they blew my mind! These wines are NOT yet available online. I am taking pre-sale requests now and will start processing orders on January 10. After January 10th at 11:59 pm PST, regular retail pricing will apply.

We are also very lucky this year in that Paul added one more great vineyard to his lineup: ZOTOVICH. Those who have purchased Zotovich Vineyard or Brewer Clifton Zotovich have some idea what this source is like – under Paul it rocks!

Here is the “SPECIAL CLIENT” list:

Le Souvenir Chardonnay – Retail 60.00 – PRE-SALE PRICE 53.99*

Duende Pinot Noir – Retail 72.00 – PRE-SALE PRICE 64.99*

Suerte Pinot Noir – Retail 80.00 – PRE-SALE PRICE 69.99*

Zotovich Pinot Noir – Retail 80.00 – PRE-SALE PRICE 69.99*

Sine Cera Pinot Noir – Retail 82.00 – PRE-SALE PRICE 74.99*

Lancelot (Pisoni) Pinot Noir – Retail 90.00 – PRE-SALE PRICE 84.99*

Cinematique Syrah – Retail 85.00 – PRE-SALE PRICE 79.99*

Il Padrino Syrah – Retail 95.00 – PRE-SALE PRICE 89.99*

So far, it is “open” season on these wines, so let me know ASAP how much your heart desires. You can send me an email directly at or FAX your request to 1-888-790-9463. Be sure to include your contact information in your request.

On January 10, these wines will go on our website at RETAIL price, so take advantage of this pre-sale offer while it lasts, and the FREE SHIPPING OFFER** as well!

Happy New Year, and THANK YOU for the support.

PS: I still have a couple cases left of the HILLIARD BRUCE (Single Vineyard) that Paul Lato also makes. (Paul is the winemaker – not a partner or owner in this venture).


As the Holidays pass and the New Year approaches, we will be taking a much needed vacation from December 28th until January 9th.

*Pre-Sale Pricing is valid only for orders placed before 11:59 PM PST on January 10, 2011. After this date, regular retail pricing will apply.

**Free shipping is offered on orders over $500.

Happy Holidays from Golden Gate Wine Cellars

Wishing you the best during this Holiday Season

Winter Vineyard

and a New Year full of prosperity and joy.


Blast Into The New Year With Some Sparkle!

Bubbly in a BoxOut with the OLD and IN with the new, you know what to do – check out our holiday gift offers. It is still not too late to order, but it is getting close.  A good New Year’s eve suggestion would be our Bubbles-In-A-Box – Three bottle gift pack (Retail 145.00 – GGWC 111.99)  A selection of three great Champagne producers that were featured at our Holiday Tasting with great success.

The Bubbles in a Box gift pack includes the following three stunning Champagnes for only $111.99!

Stephane Coquillette Carte d’Or Brut Champagne – Retail price $58.00

Duval Leroy Brut Champagne – Retail price $48.00

Monthuys Brut Champagne – Retail price $38.00

Remember to check out our website and other holiday gift case selections as well.

I want to thank you for all your support this year, and look forward to your patronage in 2011.


Frank Melis

Holiday Wine Tasting Recap

The holiday tasting was yet another great success, and my apologies for those who I had to turn away – it helps to make those RSVP’s ASAP!

Our line-up was amazing, and the crowd was excited to meet many star-studded winery owners and representatives. I need to acknowledge all of them – Alondra, Arbe Garbe, Bella, Buccio, Clos de la Briderie, Coho, DuMol, Dunn, Field Recordings, Five Russians, Fisticuffs, Gain Bay, Hoopes, Hoopla, Inherit the Sheep, Monthuys, O’Dwyer, Paloma, Ramian, Sans Liege, Sierra Madre, Solitude, Stephane Coquileette and Talisman.

The wines were showing beautifully, and of course there were some that were the “Wine-of-the-Tasting.” In the Cabernet section, Coho Headwaters and Inherit the Sheep were tops, and the “value-priced” Gain Bay did nicely! The Coho and Paloma Merlots were very well liked as well. Buccio Chardonnay in the “economy” category, Solitude in the “mid-priced” category and DuMol in the “upper-echelon” category were the fan favorites. In the “Rhone varietal” category, Sans Liege “The Offering” was the go-to wine (I am almost sold out now, due to the tasting), as was DuMol’s Syrah. On the Pinot front Talisman “Gunsalus” went over very well. Both Champagnes, Monthuys and Stephane Coquilette, made lots of friends and many orders. The surprise of the night was the two Arbe Garbe white wines – The Arbe Garbe “White blend” and their Ribolla Gialla were both stunners.

The crowd was great, the wines were great – and again, to those who did not make it, you missed out. It was an amazing evening. Our next big tasting event, the Valentines Day Tasting, will be held on February 12 – don’t wait too long to RSVP!

It is still not too late to ship in time for the Holidays, so send in your last-minute Holiday orders as soon as possible! For those shipping to the “cold” areas, we will need to ship only by 1 and 2 day AIR to avoid freezing in transit!

Thank you again for a wonderful year and Happy Holidays.