Black Friday Deal and a FREE Gift!


We just finished the last work on our new website,
just in time for Black Friday.

Not only will you get 10% OFF all your wine purchases,
we are offering a FREE GIFT for the first 10 people placing an order
on our NEW SITE!

 

TODAY ONLY, receive 10% OFF on ALL wines* in stock!
(excluding sale items)

ENTER code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout to receive your 10% discount
THE FIRST 10 BUYERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE GIFT
 
Visit https://GoldenGateWineCellars.com now!
 

*discount code not applicable on “sale” wines
Call 415-337-4083 or email frank@goldengatewinecellars.com for select availability and priority allocations.

Happy Thanksgiving!


 

Thanksgiving is a holiday full of love, sharing and giving thanks. So take some time away from your work, responsibilities and everyday life for a moment. Thanksgiving comes only once each year.

We have a lot to be thankful for as well. We’re especially thankful for you, our loyal customers. You are the ones who make it possible for this industry to exist. Without you, none of the wonderful wines that we all enjoy together would be crafted at all. It makes us want to work even harder so that the New Year can be filled with more discovery, enjoyment, and zest for life!

So, here’s to you and yours. Carve the turkey and give your loved ones a hug! Thank you for everything, and may your holiday be filled with gratitude and the love of your family and friends!

2020 Holiday Gift Cases!

Holiday Gift Cases
Holiday Gift Cases
Holiday Gift Cases
Bubbles in a Box - 6 Pack
Bubbles in a Box - 3 Pack
Cal-Du-Rhone Six Bottle Gift Case
California Myth Full Case
California Myth 1/2 Case
Franks Holiday Sampler Case
Pinot Envy Six Bottle Case
Sixth Sense Gift Pack
A Threesome... of Wine
Holiday Bargain Gift Case
Make Your Own Gift Case

A Cali-Rhone Sensation

I was excited to hear that Prophetess was one of the top wines Robert Parker has ever tasted, and I have to wholeheartedly agree! Curt Schalchlin has been crafting some of the most amazingly, well-priced, widely-praised Rhone blends for over a decade. His wines have made him (and me) many friends.  The Prophetess bottling, Curt’ smallest bottling (200 cases only), sells out within weeks of its release, and with this 94 Point rating it will probably even go faster!  So don’t procrastinate!

Sans Liege XVIII Prophetess, Santa Barbara
GGWC 49.99
FREE SHIPPING on six or more!
Use code SANSLIEGE checkout

Winery Notes: “Dusty brambles encroach on the weathered stone threshold of the hut which is hidden deep in the forest. A clove scented smoke wafts through a crack in the door. Peering inside, you strain to see across the dimly lit room – the outline of an old woman sitting at the hearth comes into view. She intently stirs a brew releasing aromas bay leaf, cassis, tobacco and plum skin. A slight turn of her head makes you shrink back into the shadows, distrusting your own eyes.”

Also check out:
Sans Liege 2018 “The Offering” GSM
Sans Liege 2019 Cotes du Coast, White Blend
Sans Liege 2017 Grenache Pickpocket

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CARTER CELLARS PERFECT PORTFOLIO 98-99 POINT CABERNETS!

The 2018 Carter Cellars Cabernets just arrived and they are stunning!

Late fall is always a time of excitement, many great Cabernets reach the “shores” of Golden Gate Wine Cellars. Among them Carter Cellars, crafted by my friend and ace-winemaker Mike Smith. The current “stash” of 2018 although amazing in quality, are unfortunately very small in the quantity department Please don’t take it out on the messenger! Mother nature yielded way less for Carter, so I got less! Most of the 2018 Carter wines scored 98-99 points, a few 95-97 so not a bad run!  
HURRY AS THEY ARE SELLING FAST!!!

FREE SHIPPING on 6 or more, mix & match OK – use code CARTER during checkout

Carter Cellars 2018 Cabernet Beckstoffer To Kalon “The Grand Daddy” 98+ Points
Retail 190 – GGWC 184.99

Jeb Dunnuck 98+ Points: “The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon The Grand Daddy is just about pure magic in a glass, and it will probably merit a triple-digit rating in another 4-5 years. A stunning array of blueberries, melted licorice, cassis, scorched earth, violets, and tobacco soar from the glass of this deep, saturated purple (almost blue) 2018. Gorgeously concentrated, full-bodied, packed with sweet fruit, yet still weightless and elegant on the palate, it’s another magical wine from Carter Cellars. Drink bottles any time over the coming 25+ years or more.”

Carter Cellars 2018 CS Beckstoffer To Kalon “The O.G.” 99 Points
Retail 199.99 – GGWC 194.99

Jeb Dunnuck 99 Points: “In the same realm as the 2016, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon The O.G. is a magical wine and reveals a deep purple color as well as incredible cassis and blackberry fruits, loads of violets, spice, and floral nuances, building yet sweet tannins, no hard edges, and a monster of a finish. It shows the purity and elegance that are the hallmarks of the 2018 vintage yet backs it up with stunning concentration, a multidimensional, layered mouthfeel, and an incredible, singular personality. I kept coming back to this wine in my tastings and followed the bottle for two days, at which point we just drank it. It should evolve for 25-30 years.”
 
Carter Cellars 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon “Weitz” 96 Points
Retail 154.99 GGWC 149.99

Jeb Dunnuck 96 Points: “The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Weitz Vineyard comes from a site in the northern part of the valley and more red, volcanic soils. It reminds me of the 2016 with its iron/iodine-like character as well as beautiful mulled red and black fruits, Asian spices, chocolate, and loamy earthy aromas and flavors. This big, rich, opulent beauty has sweet tannins, a rocking mid-palate, and a great finish. It’s already impossible to resist yet has two decades of longevity ahead of it.”
 
Carter Cellars 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon To Kalon “Three Kings” 98 Points
Retail 189.99  GGWC 184.99

Jeb Dunnuck  98 Points: “Another release from this great vineyard, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard The Three Kings comes from a single block and is all clone 7. This rocking wine is pure To Kalon with its huge, monster bouquet of crème de cassis, spiced plums, flowery incense, tobacco, and cedar pencil notes. It’s always a big, rich wine, yet it still shows balance, elegant, fine tannins, and a blockbuster styled finish. It’s another magical Cabernet from this team that can be enjoyed any time over the coming 25 years or more.”
 
Carter Cellars 2018 Cabernet Blend “Hossfeld Coliseum” 97 Points
Retail 94.00 GGWC 89.99

Jeb Dunnuck 97 Points: “A Merlot-dominated blend, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Hossfeld Coliseum offers a gorgeous, “Vieux Château Certain-like” sexiness in its blackcurrant and macerated black cherry fruit as well as notes of chocolate, smoke tobacco, cigar, and spice. This full-bodied beauty has no hard edges, a beautiful blend of richness and freshness, sweet tannins, and a great finish. It’s a beautiful, powerful wine that stays light and graceful. Drink it over the coming 15 years or more.”

Carter Cellars 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon “Fortuna” 95 Points
Retail 114.99 GGWC 109.99

Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points: “One of the more forward wines in the lineup, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard sports a deep purple hue as well a big bouquet of ripe plums, Asian spices, leafy herbs, and a touch of flowers. Full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and silky on the palate, it delivers plenty of richness and depth yet has a terrific weightless style. It picks up more structure with time in the glass, so don’t let its upfront charm fool you, it’s going to keep for 15+ years.”
 
Carter Cellars 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon “Carter” 99 Points
Retail 174.99 GGWC 169.99

Jeb Dunnuck 99 Points: “A killer effort, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Carter offers that rare, magical mix of opulence, power, elegant, and freshness that you rarely come across, offering a kaleidoscope-like array of crème de cassis, toasted spice, dried violets, blackberries, smoked tobacco, and a distinct sense of minerality, it’s a beast of a wine on the palate that somehow stays beautifully balanced, elegant, and seamless. It’s impossible to resist today yet should cruise for two decades.”

Also check out: 
Scarlett 2018 Cabernet

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Call 415-337-4083 or email frank@goldengatewinecellars.com for priority allocation.

AN UNDER $30 WHITE BLEND THAT WILL MAKE BOTH PALATE & WALLET HAPPY!


 

Winery Notes: “Returning from a stroll in the early ocean air you smell the honeysuckle and lilac which delicately climb the front wall of the cottage. White strawberries emerge from their calyxes along the pathway made of river rock which leads you to the door. You are met with aromas of vanilla bean, melon, lime zest & guava as you approach and take pause, beholden to this wonderful space on the coast.”

The 2019 Cotes du Coast is a blend of 42% Viognier, 17% Roussanne, 17% Marsanne, 16% Grenache Blanc, 8% Clairette

Sans Liege 2019 Côtes du Coast, White Blend Paso Robles
$27.99
FREE SHIPPING on 12 or more
Use code SANSLIEGE during checkout

Jeb Dunnuck 92 Points: ”The 2019 Cotes du Coast is  a blend of 42% Viognier, 17% Roussanne, 17% Marsanne, 16% Grenache Blanc, and the rest Clairette, the 2019 Cotes du Coast sports a light gold color as well as rocking notes of honeyed peach, nectarines, white flowers, and toasted bread. It’s rich, medium to full-bodied, and brings loads of pleasure. I’d happily drink a bottle.”

Also Check out:   
Sans Liege 2018 “The Offering” Santa Barbara
Sans Liege 2018 “Prophetess” XVIII Santa Barbara
Sans Liege 2017 Grenache Pickpocket Templeton Gap, Paso Robles

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Call 415-337-4083 or email frank@goldengatewinecellars.com for priority allocation.

LAST CALL FOR PAUL LATOS 97-100 POINT RATED WINES!


 

The 2018 vintage is probably one of the best, if not “THE” best ever! Astonishing quality, but as always very small quantities.  I am very excited about the ADDITIONS of the new Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to Paul’s ever-expanding portfolio! If Hyde’s vineyard would be located in Burgundy, it would for sure carry the Grand-Cru or Premier Cru designation – either way the source is top-notch, as are Paul’s latest additions.

You are probably saying, what Paul Lato in Napa…. Yes, Larry Hyde has been a big fan of Paul Lato and vice versa.  So it was only a matter of time until Paul would source from this California Premier Cru vineyard. This is its Inaugural release!

Paul Lato 2018 Pinot Noir “Magic Moments” Hyde Vineyard, Carneros (Inaugural release)
GGWC 94.99
FREE SHIPPING on 6
Use code PAULLATO during checkout

OK to mix & match with other Lato wines

This stunning Paul Lato Hyde Vineyard offers up a basket full of aromas that jump out of the glass.  The wine is loaded with tons of dark red fruit, spices, a hint of mixed herbs, and licorice. This bold, lush youngster is loaded with class and pedigree and tons of generous fruit that is balanced with the right touch acidity.  The lush flavors of this remarkable wine lead smoothly into a textured, silky finish.

Paul Lato 2018 Pinot Noir “Goldberg Variations” Hyde Vineyard, Carneros (Inaugural release)
GGWC 84.99
FREE SHIPPING on 6
Use code PAULLATO during checkout

OK to mix & match with other Lato wines

The 2018 vintage is probably one for the history books!.  The wine is very refined and expressive, with ripe citrus aromas, and a deep core of rich pear and honeydew melon flavors that bring fantastic complexity. The finish is filled with a touch of butter, a hint of toasted hazelnut and refreshing acidity.

We have a small amount of the 2018 Spring Releases remaining (they assort for FREE SHIPPING as well)
Hurry there’s not much left of these either…

Paul Lato 2018 Chardonnay “Souvenir” ~~ Sierra Madre Vineyard ~~
Paul Lato 2018 Chardonnay “Belle de Jour” ~~ Duravita Vineyard ~~

Paul Lato 2018 Chardonnay “It’s All Good” Talley ~~ Oliver’s Vineyard ~~
Paul Lato 2018 Pinot Noir “Goldberg Variations” ~~ Hyde Vineyard ~~
Paul Lato 2018 Chardonnay “Done & Done” Talley ~~ Rincon Vineyard ~~
Paul Lato 2018 Pinot Noir “Seabiscuit” ~~ Zotovich Vineyard ~~
Paul Lato 2018 Pinot Noir “Suerte” ~~ Solomon Hills ~~
Paul Lato 2018 Pinot Noir “Magic Moments” ~~ Hyde Vineyard ~~
Paul Lato 2018 Pinot Noir “C’est La Vie” ~~ Drumm Canyon ~~
Paul Lato 2018 Pinot Noir “Atticus” ~~ John Sebastiano Vineyard ~~
Paul Lato 2018 Pinot Noir “Duende” ~~ Gold Coast Vineyard ~~

Paul Lato 2018 Syrah “Cinematique” ~~ Larner Vineyard ~~ 99 Points
Paul Lato 2018 Grenache “Ora et Labore” ~~ Larner Vineyard ~~ 94 Points

Melis Family 2019 Rose of Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills (made by Paul Lato)

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BUY 1 CASE, and RECEIVE 1 MAGNUM
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The Prohibition Story about Black Chicken: Going back to the early 1900’s … Hey Aldo, when you come by on Friday, bring me a couple pounds of walnuts, some fruit and vegetables, two dozen eggs and a “Black Chicken”. And thus went one of the hundreds of inquiries during prohibition when selling wine was not legal. Aldo Biale called his jugs of Zin a “Black Chicken” to avoid any unwanted attention from regulators. Today Black Chicken is 100% Legal, so you can get a sample of this legendary creation by name.  Aldo died in 2009, but in his memory the Black Chicken lives on!  If you visit the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History you can even see an image of Aldo with his old punch down stick and a picker’s box!

Biale 2018 Zinfandel “Black Chicken” Napa Valley
GGWC 51.99
FREE SHIPPING plus a FREE Magnum when purchasing 12 or more
Use code BIALE at checkout

Full of Blackberries, vibrant black cherry, dried berries, maple, brown and black spices, cinnamon and ginger bread. The entry is soft and gives way to supple round tannins with a delectable center and persistence of fruit. The lovely finish is the signature of this elegant, surprisingly feminine, and remarkably balanced Zinfandel that is immediately drinkable and worthy of 5 to 7 more years of cellar time.

Winery Notes: “Sourced from the same family vineyard that Aldo, Nonna, Bob Biale and the Biale family have farmed their whole lives, with additional grapes from our neighboring winery vineyard. The Oak Knoll wine growing region is prevalent in this wine with its ripe aromatics and juicy acidity. The nose is full of vibrant black cherries, raspberries, cinnamon, white cake, fresh purple flowers, and subtle dried herbs. The entry is bright and gives way to supple, round tannins with a kiss of toasted oak. The lovely finish is the signature of this elegant and remarkably balanced Zinfandel.”

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Hot NEW Thomas Rivers Brown 4 BARREL “Inaugural” Cabernet Release

The story of Hobel Wine Works began in 1998, when Cameron Hobel first met friend and winemaker Thomas Brown in Napa. Cameron was working as the Director of Business Development of a wine auction site and Thomas was working as Assistant Winemaker at Turley Wine Cellars. Their mutual love of great wine led to many shared dinners and glasses of wine, where they discussed the prospect of finding a project that would allow them to work together in producing a world-class wine. The opportunity finally arose eleven years later, with the premier release of the 2009 Hobel Cabernet.  This is the TENTH release, the 2018 vintage crafted by Thomas Rivers Brown and will really wow you, it is AMAZING!  We also have an INAUGURAL RELEASE with the new “THE BURL” Cabernet Sauvgnon in the lineup.

Hobel 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon “The Burl” , Napa Valley – INAUGURAL RELEASE
GGWC 109.99

FREE SHIPPING on 6 or more!
Use code HOBEL18 during checkout

OK to mix & match with other Hobel

 
Winery Notes: “2018 is our inaugural vintage for The Burl, sourced from the Heritage School Vineyard, which sits directly across the street from the vineyard for “The Grain” in Calistoga. Since we lost The Grain in 2018 and also The Arris (don’t worry it will be back in 2019!), we were excited to be able to add The Burl to our lineup.  The wine is produced from all Clone 337 and sourced from two different vineyard blocks: the steep Hillside block provides structure to the blend and the dry-farmed and gentle sloping Lakeview block provides depth and richness. The wine spent 20 months in Darnajou oak barrels, 75% of which were new.  The Burl exhibits a lifted nose of sandalwood, pine resin, baking spice and black walnut, interlaced with blue and black fruits. The palate is deep and lush, again highlighted by black fruit, milk chocolate and wood spice. Great freshness carries the finish on and on, enhancing the detail in this wine. Hobel fans will see a lot of familiar notes in this wine – dare we say, Grain 2.0?!”
 
Winemaker Notes: “With the exit of The Grain from the Hobel lineup, it just made perfect sense to source from Heritage School Vineyard, which lies just across the street. Our team has worked with the vineyard since 2008 and intimately knows the nuances of the different blocks. The vineyard delivered outstanding fruit in 2018. We chose to pair the very steep Hillside block, which gives the wine its structure and backbone, with the dry farmed Creekside block, to add depth and density. The Burl has a lot of parallels to those produced from its neighbor across the street, with the savory notes and fresh vibrant long finish.”
 
Also check out this other AMAZING Hobel release:

Hobel 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon “The Figure” Napa Valley
GGWC 109.99
FREE SHIPPING on 6 or more!
Use code HOBEL18 during checkout

OK to mix & match with other Hobel

 
Winery Notes:Figure: The distinctive pattern that results from various grain orientation and by annual growth rings, rays, knots or deviations from natural grain —  The 2018 Figure shows initially understated notes of earth, wood char and vanilla on the nose, which are quickly enveloped by aromas of warm blackberry compote. The palette is defined by dense dark fruit – blackberries and boysenberries – laced with a touch of salty brown sugar.  As we typically see with The Figure, there is an immediate suppleness, due to well-integrated tannins, but with 2018 there is another level of depth and it will benefit greatly with bottle age.”
 
Winemaker Notes: “ I may sound like a bit of a broken record but every year of vine age and added attention to farming in the Pozzan Vineyard is really paying off for The Figure bottling. Our predictions of what was to come for the 2018 Figure after early sampling from barrel have come true. The Figure is deeply colored, with layers of dense fruit and an exotic perfume. It still has plenty left in reserve to unwind with some cellar time. If you loved the 2016 Figure, the 2018 is several steps up and a great candidate for cellaring.”

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One of the few remaining Old-Vine Zinfandel Producers… Still Rocks!


 

Shepherded by a family heritage of over six generations of grape farming – it is a firm belief at Gamba that wines are made in the vineyard. Every Gamba made wine is an individual expression of the vineyard with each unique vintage. 

The limited production, handcrafted wines are a tribute to the art of farming, as much as they are to generations of old world, traditional winemaking. As the few remaining old vine vineyards slowly continue to disappear from the landscape, Gamba holds dear and strives to preserve what is quickly becoming a limited commodity – truly Old Vine Zinfandel.

Gamba 2018 Family Ranches Zinfandel, Russian River Valley
RETAIL $40.00 Now Only $36.99!
FREE SHIPPING on 12 or more
Use code GAMBA during checkout

Tasting Notes: The 2018 Family Ranches Zinfandel displays an alluring deep ruby color in the glass. Deliciously fresh and balanced, this wine offers ripe berries, Asian spice, and cedar tones in the nose. The wine is medium-bodied and lively on the palate, offing raspberries, and cherry cola with a lifting spicy note. The wine is solid in structure, yet packed with vibrant fruit, textured with polished tannins, that offer potential for cellaring. Enjoy now, or opt for additional aging for future rewards. 

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Call 415-337-4083 or email frank@goldengatewinecellars.com for priority allocation.