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2013 Murphy-Goode ‘Single Deck’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

A crimson/plum color in the glass. Forward scents of sweet cedar lead to deeper aromas and flavors of currant, blueberry, vanilla, powdered cocoa, and a slate minerality. This is a complex, compelling red that begs for the next sip. Enjoy it with... Read more

2013 Dry Creek Vineyard ‘The Mariner,’ Dry Creek Valley

This proprietary wine is a blend of all five red Bordeaux varietals. An opaque, dark crimson color in the glass. A mélange of scents paint a rich, textured picture – huckleberry, black licorice, cedar, black berries, and clove spice. In the... Read more

2014 Dry Creek Vineyard ‘Old Vine’ Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

An opaque crimson core lightens to a translucent red ruby at the rim. Dry Creek Valley is arguably the finest appellation for growing the Zinfandel grape and this bottling, made from vines averaging nearly 100 years of age, shows that pedigree.... Read more

2012 Diamondback Vineyards Merlot, Rogue Valley

Bigger than most California Merlots, this wine is alluring from its aroma (cherries, blackberries) to its flavors (currants, more berries and cherries) to its finish (vanilla, mocha and still more fruit). MSRP: $75 (August 2016) Wine Lines... Read more

2014 Diamondback Vineyards ‘Manchester Ridge’ Pinot Noir, Mendocino Ridge

If it’s a sleek and silky Pinot Noir you seek, look elsewhere. If you like your red wines big, bold and full-bodied, you’ve come to the right place. This Pinot is brimming with raspberry and strawberry flavors, presented within a lush mouthfeel... Read more

2013 Edmeades Zinfandel, Perli, Mendocino Ridge

Opaque purple/black color. Syrupy aromas of blackberries and black currants are accented by notes of black pepper and cedar. In the mouth, velvety blackberry liqueur leads to a youthful chewiness. The juicy finish begs for the next sip. Here is an... Read more

2014 La Crema Chardonnay, Monterey

A surprisingly deep, clear, yellow straw color in the glass. Butter and baking spices cloak ample ripe scents of orange and cream (think Dreamsickle), honeydew, baked apple, and ripe stone fruit. Despite the richness of the nose and the buttered... Read more

2013 Jackson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

The densely opaque, black/purple hue gives full warning to what is to come. Initial whiffs of cocoa powder and wood spice give way to concentrated blackberry and black currant fruit, with notes of black olive and bell pepper adding varietal... Read more

2014 Jackson Estate Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley

A brilliant straw color in the glass. This is classic California Chardonnay – rich aromas and flavors of ripe peach, fleshy tropical fruits, and honeyed floral notes, all wrapped up in a cloak of buttery shortbread and spice from oak aging. It... Read more

2013 MacPhail Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

In the glass, a translucent light ruby hue. This 100% Pinot Noir cuvee is sourced from eight renowned vineyards in the Sonoma Coast appellation. Nearly a dozen different clonal selections are in the mix. The nose evokes memories of cool Autumn days... Read more