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Belle Glos "Las Alturas" Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2013

93 Wine Spectator
(12/31/2014) "Highly Recommended - Spares no expense, with lavish smoky, black licorice-scented oak framing a rich core of dark berry, anise, boysenberry and savory herb notes. Full-blown and expressive through the persistent and mouthcoating finish. Drink now through 2024. 4,344 cases made."
$
7999
1.5 LT
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Booker Vineyards "Oubile" Paso Robles Red Blend 2013

94 Wine Advocate
(8/2015) "The ruby/semi-opaque colored 2013 Oublie is a sensational blend of 46% Grenache, 34% Mourvedre and 20% Counoise that offers a seamless, layered and complex array of blueberry, black raspberry, dried flowers, vanilla bean and spice on the nose. Pure silk on the palate, with full-bodied richness and no hard edges, this impeccably balanced red has a full, layered mid-palate, sweet tannin and a terrific finish. One of those wines where the bottle's empty before you know it, drink this beauty over the coming 5-8 years. Drink: 2015 - 2023"
$
7799
750 ML
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Ridge Monte Bello Chardonnay 2010

93 Wine & Spirits
94 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
(7/2013) "Crushed rocks, flint, jasmine and white stone fruits form the backbone of the 2010 Chardonnay Monte Bello. Still very tight and backward, the 2010 is going to require a measure of patience, but it is striking, even today. A bright, crystalline finish rounds things out in style. The 2010 is shaping up to be another classic from Ridge, but it will also require a measure of patience."
$
5999
750 ML
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Peake Ranch "John Sebastiano Vineyard" Sta Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2014

96 Wine Advocate
(8/30/2016) "Another stunning effort from winemaker Paul Lato, the 2014 Pinot Noir John Sebastiano Vineyard (raised in 60% new oak) offers another level of purity and focus over the straight Sta. Rita Hills release. Chambolle-Musigny like with its elegant, ultra-pure and nuanced bouquet of framboise, flowers and spice, this beauty has no hard edges, perfect balance and a seamless, silky texture that keeps you coming back to the glass. It's beautiful already, yet should keep for 7-8 years, possibly longer."
$
5999
750 ML
Available:
~78 bottlesCheck all Stores

Herman Story Wines "Bien Nacido Vineyard" Santa Barbara County Syrah 2013

96 Wine Advocate
(8/2016) "The 2013 Syrah Bien Nacido is silky, elegant and ethereally textured, with killer aromas and flavors of black olives, smoked game, black fruits and pepper. A textbook example of Syrah from this cool climate, marine-influenced site, drink this full-bodied, gorgeously fresh, pure and lengthy Syrah anytime over the coming decade. This was co-fermented with 3% Viognier and spent 24 months in 100% new French oak, which has been completely adsorbed by this sensational wine."
$
5799
750 ML
Available:
~62 bottlesCheck all Stores

Foxen "Block 8 - Bien Nacido Vineyard" Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2012

94 Wine Advocate
(8/2014) "The 2012 Pinot Noir Block 8 Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley is pure class, with fabulous purity of fruit and an elegant, seamless style. Exhibiting notions of sweet red fruits, crushed flowers and sweet spice, it shows the suppleness of the vintage, yet has solid richness, a layered, balanced feel and a terrific finish. Completely destemmed and aged 17 months in 50% new French oak, it's an awesome Pinot Noir to drink over the coming 5-8 years."
$
5599
750 ML
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Mount Eden Vineyards "Estate" Santa Cruz Mtns Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

94+ Vinous, Antonio Galloni
96 Wine & Spirits
(10/2014) "Most of the fruit for this restrained, savory cabernet comes from cuttings Emmett Rixford purportedly sourced from Château Margaux in the 1890s. Martin Ray propagated his own cuttings from that selection to plant in this vineyard's shallow, shale-laced soils at 1,800 feet of elevation in the 1940s and 50s, and later Jeffrey Patterson replanted it in the 1980s with a selection from those vines. Is it just a coincidence that, tasting this blind, my thoughts turned to a 1985 Margaux I tasted recently? Maybe it was the gentle elasticity of the texture, the vibrant acidity, the rosy glow streaming through a curtain of ripe, earthy tannins. This feels layered with complexity: Beyond the pure cassis tone you might find lavender, graphite, redwood bark, black olive and green herbs. But you don't need to go fishing for descriptors to appreciate its nuances: just think of it as lovely, integrated, old-school California cabernet. Buy a case and try not to drink most of it until 2030. (1,505 cases)"
$
5599
750 ML
Available:
Out of stock

A Tribute to Grace "Besson Vineyard" Santa Clara County Grenache 2014

92 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
(9/2016) "Another gorgeous, expressive wine, the 2014 Grenache Besson Vineyard has a palpable sense of boldness to it, within the context of Angela Osborne's style, of course. The flavors are deep, dark and bold, with plenty of old-vine intensity that these head-trained vines planted in 1910 confer."
$
5499
750 ML
Available:
~11 bottlesCheck all Stores

The Hilt "The Vanguard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2013

91+ Wine Advocate
95 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
(8/2015) "Dark, pliant and seductive, the 2013 Pinot Noir Vanguard wraps around the palate with striking depth and pure textural richness. Smoke, tobacco, licorice and spices inform the super-expressive aromatics. With time in the glass, the 2013 shows a deeper, darker register. Drink this bold, racy Pinot over the next decade or so. The 2013 is 100% Sanford & Benedict, done with fully destemmed fruit and aged in 40% new oak."
$
4999
750 ML
Available:
~53 bottlesCheck all Stores

The Hilt "The Old Guard" Santa Barbarra County Chardonnay 2013

94 Wine Advocate
95 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
(8/2015) "A wine of precision and translucent purity, the 2013 Chardonnay Old Guard is superb. Here, the greater reliance on Santa Maria fruit over Sta. Rita Hills, aging in neutral oak and mostly blocked-malo style come together to yield a vibrant, pulsating Chardonnay built on energy. Lemon peel, white flowers, green orchard fruit and chalk are all given an extra kick of brightness of acidity on the finish, where a slight element of Burgundian-inflected reduction adds further nuance. This is a stunning Chardonnay from The Hilt and Winemaker Matt Dees. Drinking window 2016 - 2025."
$
4999
750 ML
Available:
~36 bottlesCheck all Stores
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