Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!The new year is just around the corner.  Have you got your resolutions written up and ready to go?

Personally, I am very much looking forward to the upcoming year. Not only for seeing my own resolutions come to fulfillment but for all of the new releases that are on their way. We are coming off of a few challenging growing seasons, and that usually means a crop of elegant and complex wines. Napa’s greatest winemakers have been working overtime and I cannot wait to sample the results.

So, here’s to you and your wishes for the new year, and to those we have in common. May you all have a very Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Frank Melis

Get HALF-PRICE Air Freight!

Time is running out and if you are reading this, there is probably somebody who you still need to buy a gift for. To help you out and make your holiday season a little brighter, we are offering you HALF PRICE UPS Air Freight shipping on all phone orders over $300 today only!!

In order to get your shipment to you in time, you will need to call in your order by 12 PM Pacific Time (3 PM Eastern) today! 415-337-4083 This offer does not apply to online orders. You must call for the discount.

If you need some gift ideas, take a look at some of our exclusive gift cases and sampler packs, or perhaps surprise someone with an annual wine club membership.

Remember that I am always available to answer any questions you may have about the different wines, food pairings, shipping, or the NFL Playoffs. Just give me a call at 415-337-4083 and I will make sure that you are well taken care of.

Click on any of the links below or visit http://www.GoldenGateWineCellars.com to shop and then call me at 415-337-4083 to place your order today and get half price air freight shipping.

Please be aware, it is officially the season of cold temeratures and shipping delays. Shipping GROUND service is ill-advised at this time. Only 1 and 2 DAY service would make sense, 3 DAY service to some areas might work.
If you are not trying to get you wine before the holiday, be sure to ask me about our free storage options.
I want to make sure that your wine does not freeze!

Happy Holidays,

Frank

Seven days to go and we are running out of wine!

Dear Friends,

What would you like to see under the tree this year?.

Better hurry, or it might not be there! Take a look at some of our exclusive gift cases and sampler packs, or perhaps surprise someone with an annual wine club membership. Take a look at the list below for some fabulous gift ideas that are guaranteed to be a hit. Remember that I am always available to answer any questions you may have about the different wines, food pairings, shipping, or the NFL Playoffs. Just give me a call at 415-337-4083 and I will make sure that you are well taken care of.

Click on any of the links below or visit http://www.GoldenGateWineCellars.com to order.


Please be aware, it is officially the season of cold temeratures and shipping delays. Shipping GROUND service is ill-advised at this time.

Only 1 and 2 DAY service would make sense, 3 DAY service to some areas might work.
Give me a call if you have any questions and I can make sure that you are taken care of.

If you are not trying to get you wine before the holiday, be sure to ask me about our free storage options.
I want to make sure that your wine does not freeze!

Happy Holidays,

Frank

Only 12 Days until Christmas….

Dear Friends,

We are nearing crunch time, don’t wait too long to get your holiday wine gifts ordered.

Winter has hit everyone with a vengeance. Even the SF Bay Area is freezing cold.

Napa hit low 20′s over the weekend and San Francisco was a balmy 36.
On that note, shipping GROUND service is ill-advised at this time.

Only 1 and 2 DAY service would make sense, 3 DAY service to some areas might work.
Give me a call if you have any questions and I can make sure that you are taken care of.

If you are not trying to get you wine before the holiday, be sure to ask me about our free storage options.
I want to make sure that your wine does not freeze!

Happy Holidays,

Frank


Shipping deadlines are approaching faster than you think. In order to get your shipment before the big day, I must receive your order by the following dates:

East Coast and Mid West GROUND DEC 16 by 10 AM

3 DAY  DEC 19 by 10 AM

2 DAY  DEC 20 by 10 AM

1 DAY DEC 21 by 10 AM

Mountain States GROUND DEC 17 by 10 AM

3 DAY  DEC 19 by 10 AM

2 DAY  DEC 20 by 10 AM

1 DAY DEC 21 by 10 AM

OR, WA, NM, AZ, NV GROUND  DEC 18 by 10 AM

3 DAY  DEC 19 by 10 AM

2 DAY  DEC 20 by 10 AM

1 DAY DEC 21 by 10 AM

CA – ALL ORDERS CAN BE PLACED UNTIL DEC 23
(supplies permitting) by 10 AM

 

 

Value Chardonnay, just in time for the holidays

This Estate, nestled in the foothills of the Edna Valley, has crafted an impressive lineup of wines.  All sustainably farmed, the vines enjoy the delicate balance of a cool climate and lean soils producing wines with a unique sense of character and place.  Planted in 1978, this vineyard has some great maturity and will be a source to reckoned with in the future.

Center of Effort 2010 Chardonnay, Edna Valley
Retail 33.00 – GGWC 29.99 – FREE SHIPPING on 6 or more
use discount shipping code COE10CHD upon check out

This Estate grown Chardonnay offers up an amazing aroma and body.  On impact you’ll encounter lemon verbena, cardamom and bright Granny-Smith and Anjou pear aromas and flavors.  On the lush palate this well-crafted wine offers up a compelling array of flavors – layers of crème brulee, great fruit purity and a touch of spicy minerality.  This is a Chardonnay that will please many.  This wine tastes a lot more expensive than its $29.99 price tag!  Only 250 cases produced.

Click here or on the links above to order!

“THE” Cabernet find of the year – FREE SHIPPING

The story starts five million years ago when a small sandpiper wandered along the shore, seeing a world we will never know. The tiny tracks the sandpiper left behind were covered with sediment and fossilized by the geological forces that created what is now the Porter Family Vineyards in the Coombsville region of Napa Valley.

From their hillside vineyards and underground winery, the Porter Family makes small amounts of beautifully hand-crafted wines—each one carrying the unique signature of this place.   The Porters retain the fossilized footprints of the sandpiper found on their property as a reminder of the incredible history of their winegrowing site.

Porter Cabernet 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate, Coombsville, Napa Valley
Retail 86.00 – GGWC 75.00  –  FREE SHIPPING on six or more.
Use discount shipping code PORTER09 upon check out

Crafted by Ken Bernards the 2009 Cabernet  offers up an amazing dark hue and intense, extracted aroma of cassis, plum, black stone fruits.  On the palate this full-bodied, intensely concentrated wine offers up a potpourri of flavors – black currant, espresso, plum, a whiff of nutmeg and toasty vanilla.  The wine is big and round, yet extremely well-balanced with the right amounts of acidity intertwined with the gorgeous fruit.  The structure is bold, so I suggest decanting the wine a good 1-2 hours before serving.  Fine, grained tannins show the age ability of this wine.  Only 325 cases produced.

Click here or on the links above to order!

Titus Best Cabernet Franc in the Napa Valley!

Cabernet Franc might not be the varietal that everyone “shops” for, but I say that those who don’t are wrong!  Cabernet Franc (as Merlot) might be a “blending” varietal, but I am a firm believer that Cabernet Franc makes great wine on its own (as it does in Bordeaux – look at Cheval Blanc!)  That said, I tasted 1000+ wines this year, some great others so-so and those who read my emails and blog will know that we take it very serious!  Out of the 100 Cabernet Francs tasted we had to make the hard decision and elected Titus 2011 Cabernet Franc of the year!

Titus 2011 Cabernet Franc
Retail 44.00 – GGWC 39.99 – FREE SHIPPING on SIX or more.
Use code TITUS11CF upon check out

The 2011 Titus Cabernet Franc has a shimmering ruby appearance. The complex nose offers aromas of strawberry, rooibos red tea, black currant jam, elderberry, fresh sliced vanilla bean, chocolate and slight note of spice. The wine is medium-full in body with mouthwatering flavors of pomegranate, blueberry, dark fig, and black tea leaves with just the right touch of acidity. The finish is everlasting with sweet oak spice and coffee.

Also check out the 2010 Titus 2010 Reserve Cabernet (93 Points Robert Parker)

Click here or on the links above to order!

Holiday Shipping Deadlines

We are nearing crunch time, don’t wait too long to get your holiday wine gifts ordered.

Shipping deadlines are approaching faster than you think. In order to get your shipment before the big day, I must receive your order by the following dates:

East Coast and Mid West GROUND DEC 16 by 10 AM

3 DAY  DEC 19 by 10 AM

2 DAY  DEC 20 by 10 AM

1 DAY DEC 21 by 10 AM

Mountain States GROUND DEC 17 by 10 AM

3 DAY  DEC 19 by 10 AM

2 DAY  DEC 20 by 10 AM

1 DAY DEC 21 by 10 AM

OR, WA, NM, AZ, NV GROUND  DEC 18 by 10 AM

3 DAY  DEC 19 by 10 AM

2 DAY  DEC 20 by 10 AM

1 DAY DEC 21 by 10 AM

CA – ALL ORDERS CAN BE PLACED UNTIL DEC 23 (supplies permitting) by 10 AM