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Husband and wife, Nick Peay & Vanessa Wong, grow and make the wine and brother Andy Peay manages the business. With minor exceptions, all wines are made from grapes grown on their 53-acre hilltop vineyard located above a river in the far northwestern corner of the West Sonoma Coast, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean at Sea Ranch.  Doing it organically, while running off of solar power and all biodiesel equipment makes it even more amazing. Not surprisingly, this level of commitment to excellence is every bit reflected in the amazing quality of the Peay Wines!

Peay 2018 Chardonnay “Estate” Sonoma Coast
GGWC 59.99
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Robert Parker 95 Points:Peay’s 2018 Chardonnay Estate is a superb wine that shows just how pedigreed Sonoma Coast Chardonnay can be. What I like most about the 2018 Chardonnay  is its translucent personality and weightless sense of elegance. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint, white pepper and dried flowers are all finely-knit, but it is the wine’s textural feel that really elevates it into the realm of the sublime. A touch of reduction adds lingers on the finish nicely, without being obtrusive.”


Vinous 95 Points:Peay’s 2018 Chardonnay Estate is a superb wine that shows just how pedigreed Sonoma Coast Chardonnay can be. What I like most about the 2018 vintage is its translucent personality and weightless sense of elegance. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint, white pepper and dried flowers are all finely-knit, but it is the wine’s textural feel that really elevates it into the realm of the sublime. A touch of reduction adds lingers on the finish nicely, without being obtrusive.”

Winemaker Notes: “As I smelled this wine all I could think about was drinking it with yogurt curried chicken (Rob Hunter’s delicious recipe can be found online at our web site.) This is a signature Peay Chardonnay stylistically somewhere between the 2016 and 2017 vintages. There is a transparency to our site unadorned with clunky wine making decisions or overt ripeness. The nose has a floral top end with a whiff of smoke, mint leaf, and some Marcona almond notes that are further supported by a salty, tangy, lemony finish. The silky texture hints at richness but is held taut by bright acidity that tells you this is a Peay Chardonnay. You can enjoy it now and for many years to come. If scores are your thing, seek them out and you will see we are not alone in liking this wine.”

Also check out their amazing Pinot Noir:
Peay 2018 Pinot Noir “Scallop Shelf” Estate Sonoma Coast 96 Points

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15% OFF NEW Post Parade Cabernet!

Thomas Rivers Brown had been making the wines from DAY 1, but is now also one of the owners of the winery. That said, nothing will change, and a lot will change – TRB is now 110% devoted to this project and I see a very bright future for this brand.  As always, it will stay a very limited produced wine!

Post Parade 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
GGWC 99.99 – SPECIAL  84.99
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Amazingly intense wine from start to finish. Dark purple hue and stunning aromas of black stone fruit, chocolate and a touch of toastiness greet you on impact. This is an extraordinarily well-crafted wine that is lush on the palate, loaded with gorgeous jammy black stone fruits, chocolate, a touch of espresso and toasty vanilla that are in-sync with the right touch of acid.  The wine lingers on the finish for a good 30 seconds!  

Thomas Rivers Brown Notes: “This is a dark, spicy, complex wine that shows the robust character of the 2017 growing season. The wine displays a completely opaque dark purple hue in the glass with a garnet halo. Layered aromas of leather, loam, nutmeg, and cassis reduction emerge from the glass in waves. There is a rich, red and black fruit entry on the front of the palate, followed by more structural and terrene notes through the core of the middle. The mouthfeel of the wine has a consistent, fine tannin structure that carries all the way through to a floral and mouth-watering finish.” 

Jeb Dunnuck 94 Points: “The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is another medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured 2017. Blue fruits, toasted spices, and smoked tobacco notes give way to a seamless, polished 2017 offering terrific tannins, a pure, layered mouthfeel, and a great finish.”

Also check out: Post Parade 2018 “Stretch Drive” Cabernet (combines for free shipping)

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Glass-staining under $45, 94-Point Rated Red

Chris and his wife JoAnn Cherry moved to Paso Robles in 1996 to open a restaurant, partake in the burgeoning wine scene and raise their children in the country. In 2001 they purchased their first grapes to make wine for their restaurant. And so began Villa Creek Cellars, a real expression of west Paso Robles’ Rhone grape varieties. A sort of “farm-to-table” i.e farm-to-bottle venture.

Villa Creek 2018 GSM Rock & Flowers, Paso Robles
GGWC 44.99
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Vinous 94 Points: “Glass-staining ruby. Highly fragrant scents of black raspberry, boysenberry, Indian spices, baking spices and candied flowers, along with a smoky element that builds in the glass. Smooth and seamless in texture, offering palate-coating red/blue fruit, spice-cake and floral pastille flavors that deliver an appealing marriage of depth and energy. Closes spicy, gently tannic and very long, leaving repeating spice and floral notes behind. This is the wine formerly known as Willow Creek Cuvée.“

Winemaker Notes:
    Aromatics – Brambly red berries dominate with braised lamb, Provençall herbs and green tea ice cream. Pure, clean.
    Palate Impression – Medium plus weight with grippy tannins; red fruit going brighter on the palate. Sweet cream on the finish.
    Acidity – Classic Westside Paso Robles snap!
    Oak Impression – Moderate with some Xmas spice and cream.
    Blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Carignan

Also check out: Villa Creek  2018 GSM High Road – James Berry Vineyard 96 Points 

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96 Point & French Laundry’s FAVORITE Syrah! ONLY 150 CASES PRODUCED!!

“Site” is a venture from  Jeremy Weintraub (longtime Seavey winemaker).  He sources from the best “Sites” in California.  This latest Grenache is just a good example.  The 2017 Site is sourced from the Bien Nacido Vineyard.  The Bien Nacido Vineyard would be considered a “Grand Cru” if it was located in France.

Accolades: “Top Grand Cru Vineyards in California by Wine Spectator ~ Top Five California Vineyards by Wall Street Journal ~ Top 25 Vineyards in the World by Wine & Spirits ~ California’s Best Single Vineyards by Wine Enthusiast ~ Top 5 Vineyards You Can Trust by Pinot Report ~ Ten Best Vineyards by Food & Wine, etc.”

Site 2017 Syrah “Bien Nacido”  Santa Barbara
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The 2017 Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyards is beautifully lifted and perfumed. Time in the glass brings out hints of game, smoke and licorice that add nuance to the bright red and purplish berry fruit, but the 2017 remains quite primary and also tight following its bottling two months before this tasting. In the early going, the 2017 comes across as elegant and wonderfully nuanced. I can’t wait to taste it with a bit more bottle age.

Jeb Dunnuck 96 Points: “Made from 100% Syrah from the Bien Nacido Vineyard and aged 18 months in 75% new oak, the 2017 Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyards has a more meaty bouquet that carries brilliant cassis and darker berry fruits, salted meats, ground pepper, violets, and lavender notes. Full-bodied, concentrated, voluptuous, and incredibly seamless on the palate, it has another level of polished elegance. It’s brilliant Syrah from this talented winemaker to enjoy over the coming decade or more.”

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Screaming Eagle… Pinot Noir = Stunning, 97 Points, very limited!

Stan Kroenke, owner of Screaming Eagle (etal) loves Santa Ynez and The Santa Rita Hills where he created Jonata and The Hilt.  Initially Andy Erickson who was the long time winemaker at Screaming Eagle was in charge, eventually turning over the reins to Matt Dees.   Today Matt totally transformed both wineries and it shows in the final products, and the great press they’ve received. The 2018 Pinot Noirs from this winery are off the charts!!

The Hilt Estate 2018 Radian Vineyard Pinot Noir
GGWC 89.99
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Vinous 97 Points: “A stunning bottle, the 2018 Pinot Noir Radian brings together all the elements that make the Hilt wines so compelling. Rich, deep and beautifully resonant in the glass, the Radian has so much to offer. A rush of dark red/purplish berry fruit, rose petal, lavender, mint and sweet spice build in a dramatic, statuesque Pinot loaded with character and personality. The interplay of textural richness and energy is simply breathtaking.”

Jeb Dunnuck 96 Points: “The 2018 Pinot Noir Radian Vineyard is a more chiseled, focused wine. Racy black cherry and mulberry fruits, lots of candied violets and blood orange notes, medium-bodied richness, and present yet fine tannins all make for a brilliant, racy, singular Pinot Noir that will benefit from a year or three of bottle age and keep for a decade.”

Winemaker Notes: “Dark and brooding with a cooling herbal temperament. Typical of the site with strong notes of black pepper, blackberry, pancetta and mint, but with an added floral note in 2018 reminiscent of lavender. Fruit-driven and coiled with a succulent, savory side and tons of kinetic energy. Black tea, black currant pastilles and cured meat. Finely ground espresso alongside pine resin and forest floor leaves. Structurally it is redolent of the diatomaceous earth on which it grows, as it is ultimately fresh, cooling, fine grained and balanced. A wine of polar opposites…dark, sweet and luscious black fruit alongside a tremendous light touch with elegance, pedigree and refinement. It zips up on the back-palate to show off tremendous poise, tension and energy. Serve today with the true food of kings: simple and pure carnitas tacos…or put in your cellar and reap the benefits in 8 years.”

Also check out this other amazing 96 Point rated wine by The Hilt

The Hilt Estate 2018 “Bentrock” Pinot Noir 96 Point
GGWC 89.99
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Vinous 96 Points: “The 2018 Pinot Noir Bentrock is a magical wine. Deep and pliant, with striking energy, the Bentrock is wonderfully complete from the very first taste. It is at once taut and yet not at all austere, with tremendous depth and density, and magnificent balance. Chalk, blood orange, mint, rose petal and sweet red berry fruit are some of the many notes that build into a finish marked by crystalline purity.”

Jeb Dunnuck 95+ Points: “The 2018 Pinot Noir Bentrock is a magical wine. Deep and pliant, with striking energy, the Bentrock is wonderfully complete from the very first taste. It is at once taut and yet not at all austere, with tremendous depth and density, and magnificent balance. Chalk, blood orange, mint, rose petal and sweet red berry fruit are some of the many notes that build into a finish marked by crystalline purity.”

Winemaker Notes: “Pure and elegant bright red cherry and dark blood orange. Added depth from notes of pomegranate, white pepper and rosemary. Black plum and velvet on palate. Sweet aged balsamic and savory tamari. Tremendous density and freshness. Silky, red and supple with enough herbal green personality to lift it out of the glass and create intrigue. Bright, energetic and so tense. The purity of red fruit is mind boggling, but met pound for pound by a saline intensity on the finish with chalky tannins that pushes the finish further and further. Still tightly coiled, but ultimately a balanced wine from deeply rooted, sun kissed and protected vines. A true pleasure to drink today, but the firm, yet deliciously savory structure hints at a long life ahead. Pop open a bottle to enjoy with a grilled, marinated flank steak. “

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A “BIG” Merlot for Cabernet Lovers – REALLY BOLD, not whimsical at all!


 

I know what you are thinking, another wimpy wine, soft and silky – WRONG!!  The 2018 Switchback Ridge Merlot (made by Robert Foley), is a big, bold red blend of 91% Merlot and 9% Cabernet. Switchback Ridge wines are sourced exclusively from the Peterson Family Vineyard in Calistoga. The rich, rocky soils of this beautiful vineyard property consistently produce low yields of intensely flavored fruit, resulting in extremely concentrated, fruit driven wines that are the hallmark of Switchback Ridge

Switchback Ridge 2018 Estate Merlot, Napa Valley
GGWC 64.99
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The 2018 Merlot is a rich, multi-layered and well-structured wine.  On the nose you’ll encounter floral red currant, black cherry and anise aromas.  On the palate this wine is bold and complex with luscious flavors of black stone fruits, chocolate, anise & a hint of spice that lead to big but silky tannin finish. Drink now through 2028.

Winemaker Notes: “This powerhouse Merlot draws you in with striking aromas of ripe raspberry, red currant, and a hint of vanilla. The palate offers a rich sweetness of fruit, pleasantly viscous with an array of ripe fruit flavors. The tannins are refined and gentle, perfectly balanced out with bright acidity, and lead to an incredibly long finish that rivals any Cabernet Sauvignon!

Also check out their other great Switchback Ridge offerings:
SWITCHBACK RIDGE 2018 PETITE SIRAH “ESTATE” NAPA VALLEY
SWITCHBACK RIDGE 2018 CABERNET “ESTATE” NAPA VALLEY

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Happy Mother’s Day – Plus a little gift


 
Today is the day of celebrating the beauty of mothers and motherhood… Their presence is our lives is the biggest blessing… Let us thank God for sending such lovely angels in our lives who love us and protect us through thick and thin…

Happy Mother’s Day.!

As a special gift to all the mothers out there, we are
offering 10% OFF on all wines, today only!
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A must have Syrah with all the nuts & bolts included


 

For many, Nuts & Bolts functions as the Herman Story Gateway Drug. Each vintage delivers a Syrah of exceptional structure, body and power. Nuts & Bolts is built of the most opulent, expressive Syrah barrels in the cellar.

Herman Story 2019 Syrah, Nuts & Bolts
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OK to mix & match with other Herman Story wines

Winery Notes: These reworks have crossed three state lines in the back of a wood-paneled station wagon, because there’s no way you’re getting shown up by Jed Miller again. We’re talking strawberry strobes, blueberry bursts, and sweet basil ares, synchronized to AC/DC and the swoons of cul de sac housewives. After the chocolate ice cream melted and the headlight-illuminated volleyball winds down, you strike your match and the whole pile goes up in a shimmering blaze of glory. Misdemeanors and lifetime block party bans be damned—that’s a show no one will forget.

Tasting Notes: Dark purple. Powerful, smoke- and spice-accented aromas of ripe blackberry, cherry liqueur, vanilla and olive paste are lifted by a suave, building floral element. Sweet, seamless and deeply concentrated, offering plush black and blue fruit preserve, cherry-vanilla, mocha and floral pastille flavors that spread out steadily on the back half. The sweet, pliant, impressively long finish is given shape by slow-building tannins that fold slowly into the wine’s lush dark fruit. 83% new French oak.

Also check out:
Herman Story 2016 Cabernet “Chelle Vineyard” Paso Robles – INAUGURAL RELEASE!
Herman Story 2018 Casual Encounter
Herman Story 2019 Petite Sirah
Herman Story 2018 Viognier

 

Make sure to join us on April 16!
For a Virtual Wine Tasting with Russell From Herman Story,
the “Chief Entertainment Officer” (a.k.a. owner/winemaker).
A fun afternoon of Herman Story wines and stories!

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This Russell Bevan wine will Rock your World!

The Bevan 2019 Petaluma Gap is a rich, powerful Pinot that delivers exactly what you’d expect from Bevan, tons of fruit in a balanced, seamless package. Black cherries, blackcurrants, graphite, and roasted herb notes all emerge from this full-bodied, powerful effort that has good acidity and length.

Bevan 2019 Pinot Noir “Petaluma Gap” Sonoma Coast
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Russell Bevan’s Notes: “Over the past several months the team at Bevan Cellars has been tasting many of our Pinot Noirs from 2012 and 2013, and we are always caught off guard by how age-worthy they are. Just like its older siblings, our 2019 Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir is a wine that will live for years and years. As you might expect from a wine that is 50% from the Calera clone, this wine has a fabulous savory quality. The yin to the Calera (clone) yang is the Swan clone, which makes up the other half of this wine and provides a beautiful floral and cherry aromatic profile to complement the extreme focus of the Calera. It has amazing weight and a color that speaks to the vineyard’s rocky soils and high elevation. This wine will have an evolution that will be amazing to follow.”

Also check out these other  limited available Bevan Cabernets:
Bevan 2018 Ontogeny Proprietary Red, Napa Valley – 99 Points
Bevan 2018 Tench EE Red (Cabernet Blend) Napa Valley  – 100 Points
Bevan 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Tench Vineyard Oakville, Napa Valley –  98 Points
Bevan 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Sugarloaf Napa Valley –  98 Points
Bevan 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Wildfoote Vixen Stag’s Leap, Napa Valley  97 Points

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Screaming Eagle at 1/10 the cost

Arietta is the name for wines born of a passion for music. The name Arietta, meaning short aria or art song, expresses our belief that all great wines must sing. Both wine & song should “take flight,” in the course of which the qualities of balance, vibrancy, depth, overtones, and complexity resonate and give us a sense of exaltation.  Add ANDY ERICKSON, the longtime Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, etal winemaker and you have the keys to success!

Arietta 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
GGWC 149.99
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Vinous 96 Points: “The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of two sites in Coombsville. Scorched earth, herbs, licorice, mint and black cherry all grace this savory, wonderfully layered Cabernet. All the elements come together, with bright acids and striking nuance laced throughout. This is such a classy, elegant Napa Valley Cabernet. I loved it.”

Also check out their “Petrus” of the Napa Valley:
Arietta 2018 Merlot, Hudson Ranch Carneros (95 Points)

Vinous 95 Points:Arietta’s 2018 Merlot Hudson Vineyard shows the cool, savory style of Carneros. Dried herbs, licorice, menthol, gravel and spice lend striking aromatic complexity throughout. This is an especially savory, nuanced style. The 2018 is a fabulous wine that will challenge readers’ conceptions of what Napa Valley Merlot is all about. The Arietta wine emerges from the oldest vines Merlot vines at Hudson, planted in 1986.”


Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points: “Lots of ripe black cherries, redcurrants, green tobacco, and cedar emerge from the 2018 Merlot Hudson Vineyards. Medium to full-bodied and nicely concentrated, with a soft spine of acidity and great tannins, this beautiful, complex, classic Merlot has plenty of up-front appeal, yet it should also evolve gracefully for 10-15 years.”

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