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Achaval Ferrer Finca Bellavista 2011
Achaval Ferrer Finca Bellavista 2011  
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Fermentation took place in a small tank. At dryness, the wine was pressed and racked into French oak barrels, 100% new, where it was then aged for 15 months. Yield of Vineyard. The yield per plant was less than one pound of grapes. (1/3 of a bottle of wine) This is equivalent to 0.75 tons per acre, or 14 hectoliters per hectare.


rws45564$70.58
Andrew Will Champoux Vineyard Red Wine 2010
Andrew Will Champoux Vineyard Red Wine 2010  
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Although this wine has much more Cabernet Sauvignon than the 2007, the wines seem to be more like sisters than cousins. The 2008 stands not in the shadows of 2007, but right next to it. It is a wine that although different in structure, nevertheless possesses all that it needs to satisfy now and in the future.

46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 23%, Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot.
rws44714$57.05
Bond Pluribus Red Wine 2009
Bond Pluribus Red Wine 2009  
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rws44069$354.66
Bryant Bettina 2010
Bryant Bettina 2010  
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The Bettina Bryant Proprietary Red Wine is a gorgeous blend of Bordeaux varietals sourced from three of David Abreu’s own exceptional estate vineyards – Madrona, Thorevilos, and Lucia Howell Mountain. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, and made with the same attention to detail as Bryant, this wine is beautifully layered and complex.
rws49346Regular price: $572.66Sale price: $429.99
Bryant Cabernet 2010
Bryant Cabernet 2010  
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Bryant Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon made from a 13-acre estate vineyard atop Pritchard Hill, overlooking Lake Hennessey. This First Growth vineyard is meticulously farmed by David Abreu, with whom Bryant has worked closely for over 12 years. This wine is a beautiful expression of our unique terroir and a testament to the dedication of Bryant's winemaking and vineyard team to produce the finest possible wine from this site.
rws49344Regular price: $572.66Sale price: $479.99
Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin 2010
Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin 2010  
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We can find the first evidence of Château de Beaucastel as it exists today in the sixteenth century. In 1549, Pierre de Beaucastel bought a barn with its plot of land extending to 52 saumées at Coudoulet. The manor house will be built then with the arms of Beaucastel sculpted in the stone of a wall of the drawing room. In 1687, Pierre de Beaucastel was appointed Capitaine de la ville de Courtezon by Louis XIV, in recognition of his conversion to Catholicism. Louis XIV's letter, also signed by Colbert, is still visible at the Château. In 1909, Pierre Tramier leads the wine estate and then transmits it to his son-in-law Pierre Perrin, a scientist that developped Beaucastel. Jacques Perrin continued the efforts of his father until 1978 and gave its noble letters to this wine. Today, the estate is under the hands of Jean-Pierre and François, Jacques Perrin's sons that continue the beautiful story of Château de Beaucastel. Marc, Pierre, Thomas, Cécile, Charles, Matthieu and César, the 5th generation, work today all together with them. Beaucastel is first of all a family story, the story of Famille Perrin. Their main strength is to be able to mix the talents of each member of the family to run the wine estate under common values: absolute respect for land and terroir, biodynamic as a philosophy of life, the research of truth, balance and elegance.
rws49664Regular price: $599.56Sale price: $559.99
Chateau La Tour Blanche 2003
Chateau La Tour Blanche 2003  
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rws30863$70.00, 3 for $199.50, 6 for $378.00, 12 for $714.00
Clarendon Hills Syrah Moritz Vineyard 2003
Clarendon Hills Syrah Moritz Vineyard 2003  
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A very consistent vineyard, which always has very dark colour and black plum fruit with a gamey, leathery background. This has more to do with Cornas or Hermitage.
rws37324$61.90
Clarendon Hills Syrah Piggots Range 2004
Clarendon Hills Syrah Piggots Range 2004  
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Situated in a natural ampitheatre with 360 degree aspects, this vineyard is dry grown and produces small crops of deeply concentrated Syrah with high tannin levels.

The yield here rarely exceeds two tonnes/acre and is often much lower. This old gone ungrafted Syrah vineyard has a unique character which I describe as 'the full meal followed by the cigar'!

This wine is made in the same manner as all the Syrah vineyards and shows it's individuality purely due to vineyard influences.

This wine develops slowly and positively for a most complete tasting experience.
rws36707$100.00
Dom Perignon Brut Champagne 2004
Dom Perignon Brut Champagne 2004  
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This product does NOT include a gift box

As legend has it, the Benedictine Monk, Dom Periginon invented Champagne. That is not the whole story.

A few facts first. Champagne is 3 different things; First, it is a sparkling wine made in France. Second, It is a geographic area in France about 1 hour from Paris, and the only area where Champagne, the wine, can be produced. Finally it is a name associated with large deposits of limestone (chalk) in the earth. This deposit is present in the Champagne region, but is also found in Cognac. The Cognac region has an area referred to as Fine Champagne. These Cognacs are not made with Champagne (the drink), but the grapes used in production comes from an area which also has a large Limestone layer.
The first commercial sparkling wine was produced in the Limoux area of France about 1535. They did not invent sparkling wine, no-one knows who first made it.

Dom Perignon, the man, was born about 1638. His full name was Pierre Perignon. He was a Benedictine Monk at the Abbey of Hautville near Riems in France. Wine was already being made in the Champagne region before Pierre was born. Dom Perignon's legacy to the world was a procedure for production of Champagne. This included riddling the ageing bottles so the sediment can be removed, adding a dosage for a secondary fermentation, and use of corks to seal the bottles. These steps combined with the availabilty of stronger bottles which could hold the added pressure, allowed the commercial production of Champagne to begin in about 1700. Dom Perignon died in 1716. His famous statement "I see stars" was uttered upon his first taste of Champagne.

Dom Perignon, the Champagne, was first produced in 1936. Moet et Chandon which purchased the Abbey of Hautville 120 years earlier produced a super cuvee which celebrated the Monk's exploits. The Champagne is only produced in exceptional vintages; in 2 styles, the Brut and the Brut Rose and in 2 sizes, 750ml bottle and 1.5Liter bottle. The name has become synonomous with class and stature. A gift of Dom Perignon will express that only the best will do.
rws14792$159.99
Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Mt Veeder 2009
Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Mt Veeder 2009  
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The wine from Mount Veeder is built to last and this wine is no exception. Powerful blueberry, violet, mineral and coffee characters in the nose and on the palate combine with concentrated tannins and acid to give any wine enthusiast a true flavor experience.
mb5283907$277.64
Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Les Pavots 2010
Peter Michael Cabernet Sauvignon Les Pavots 2010  
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Peter Michael's flagship blend of red Bordeaux varietals: typically two thirds Cabernet Sauvignon with roughly equal parts of Cabernet Franc and Merlot and just a touch of Petit Verdot.
rws26097$159.99
Peter Michael Chardonnay Belle Cote 2012
Peter Michael Chardonnay Belle Cote 2012  
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rws32127$229.99
Peter Michael Chardonnay la Carriere 2012
Peter Michael Chardonnay la Carriere 2012  
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La Carrière, “the quarry,” was named for its bowl shape and tremendously rocky soils. It typically offers the leanest most citrus like fruit profile of our Chardonnays.

L a Carrière is the steepest rockiest vineyard on our Knights Valley estate. Situated between 1,200 and 1,700 feet above sea level on steep mountain slopes, some exceeding forty percent in grade, the vineyard has ideal southern and southeastern exposures. Shallow rocky soils provide excellent drainage, low fertility and the lowest average yields on the estate. Typically La Carrière offers the leanest most citrus like fruit profile of any of our Chardonnays coupled with vivid “liquid minerality” that speaks of sea salt and wet stones.
rws43846$129.99
Peter Michael Chardonnay ma Belle Fille 2012
Peter Michael Chardonnay ma Belle Fille 2012  
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A core of lean citrus and vivid minerality, layered with baked apple and nectarine. The name translates to “My Daughter In-Law” in honor of Emily Michael, Paul Michael’s wife.
rws42711$229.99
Sassicaia Tenuta san Guido 2011
Sassicaia Tenuta san Guido 2011  
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Sassicaia has an intense, concentrated and deep ruby color. The elegant aroma is complex with notes of red fruits. The flavor is powerful concentrated and has great depth with sweet and balanced tannins. In the mouth it is rich and dense, yet harmonious and elegant. The wine has a decisively long finish with significant organoleptic depth and a polyphenolic structure which ensures this wine’s extraordinary longevity.
gz1008517Regular price: $200.00Sale price: $158.99
Sheridan L'Orage Red Wine 2011
Sheridan L'Orage Red Wine 2011  
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The 2008 L'Orage is a blend of 65% Cabernet and 35% Cabernet Franc this wine has a deep black center leading to a dark purple rim, with an alluring nose of sweet dark fruit with hints of spice, coffee and cocoa. In the mouth the wine has huge body with length and width that just go on and on. In the mouth this massive wine displays blackberry, cassis, mocha and layers of spice. The tannins are broad and refined giving the wine a finish that seems to go on forever. Due to this wines structure and size, it should be laid down for a minimum of 5 years, but if you must open a bottle please double decant AT LEAST 8 HOURS before drinking.
rws44695$45.88
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc 2005
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc 2005  
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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs was created to commemorate Thibaud IV, Comte de Champagne, who planted the first Chardonnay vines in France in the 13th century. First released in 1957 with the 1952 vintage, it is produced exclusively from the delicate first pressing of costly Chardonnay grapes grown to greatest perfection in the vineyards of the communes of the Côte des Blancs, named for the suitability of its microclimates to that vine variety. Champagne Taittinger's extensive vineyard holdings of 600 acres include several parcels in the 100 percent-rated villages of Avize, Cramant, Chouilly and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Côte des Blancs, and assure the consistent supply from year to year of the most exceptional Chardonnay grapes available.

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is elaborated and brought to maturity in the 13th century chalk cellars once the property of the Abbey of Saint Nicaise, where each step of the méthode champenoise is performed traditionally. Following harvest, the grapes are pressed immediately in press houses located among the vineyards, yielding a first pressing, referred to as the "cuvée," which is followed by two more pressings, referred to as the first and second "tailles." The greater part of the juice, and that of the finest quality, is extracted in the "cuvée;" neither of the "tailles" are used in Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs. In all, no more than 100 litres (approximately 26 gallons) of juice per 160 kilograms (approximately 350 pounds) of fruit may be extracted from the combined three pressings. The must is then transported to the vinification facility, where a cool fermentation takes place under temperature controlled conditions. Following this, a small portion of the wine, usually approximating five percent, is matured for a few months in small, 225-litre, new oak casks. Blending takes place in the early spring, followed by a slow secondary fermentation at 45 to 50 F in Taittinger's cool cellars from which the wine acquires complexity and the fine, pinpoint bubbles characteristic of its sparkle. Prior to dégorgement, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is aged four to six years, twice the legal minimum for vintage champagne, to fully capture the subtle bouquet, complexity and body of the Chardonnay grape.

This superb Champagne, produced only in years exceptional enough to declare a vintage, is appropriately presented in an antique-style bottle of XVIIIth century design. Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is the ultimate expression of the Taittinger style, a Champagne of great refinement, elegance and delicacy. The clean, aristocratic Chardonnay fragrance is offset by warm, toasty nuances, which carry onto a palate of finely- balanced, generous white fruit flavors underscored by a fine, crisp acidity and subtle mineral notes. The refined, toasty finish is lasting and complex.
RWS27502$213.52
Vinos de Benjamin Romeo Contador 2002
Vinos de Benjamin Romeo Contador 2002  
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rws34515Regular price: $235.29Sale price: $175.00