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SALVESTRIN

Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 

OUR PRICE  $54.99   WINERY $65

93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate comes from the estate vineyards and is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc. This showed well. It's a 2013, but the blend, which was aged 22 months in French, American and Hungarian oak, is lusty, savory, hedonistic, rich and mouth-filling, with a dense purple color and not a hard edge in sight. This blockbuster fruit bomb has complexity, richness and a savory intensity that has to be tasted to be believed. Kudos to the winery.

FEL

Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014     

SALE $39.99    WINERY $65

FEL is a second label of Cliff Lede Vineyards which was established in Napa Valley's Stags Leap District in 2002. Formerly 'Breggo Cellars', Cliff Lede purchased and renamed this small Anderson Valley winery 'FEL Wines' in 2009 as an homage to his mother, Florence Elsie Lede, who dabbled in home winemaking. FEL specializes in Anderson Valley appellation Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris, and a collection of vineyard designate Pinot Noirs from select vineyards within the Anderson Valley and Sonoma Coast like the spectacular 'Hirsch Vineyard' from which this fruit was sourced. Thanks to the incredible quality and consistency of the grapes that have grown there for over 30 years, Hirsch Vineyard fruit is highly prized by many of California’s best Pinot Noir producers who turn out some of the state’s finest, most age-worthy wines with excellent acidity and balance.

SOTER VINEYARDS

North Valley Pinot Noir 2016     

OUR PRICE $29.99

This Pinot Noir exhibits charming aromas of bright red fruits, with baking spices and underbrush. The nose is bright and high toned - very expressive. Medium bodied on the palate with a darker fruit profile, the wine is sleek and silky in texture. Additional notes of black mission figs and plums emerge, with some anise, black pepper and a little forest floor note. In the finish, the wine reveals clove and hints of espresso. Soft, youthful tannins are nicely balanced with acidity, and the wine is quite seamless.

FRANCISCAN

Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016   

SALE $16.99   Raley’s “mix 6”   $17.99* Winery $23

*As of 3/7/19

Vivid garnet in color with perfumed and inviting aromas of rich dark cherry, plum, chocolate, and layered undertones of vanilla, clove, black pepper, and sage. A well-balanced expression of fruit and oak elements fills the palate with cassis, bright cherry, dark berry, toast, cedar, and a hint of vanilla. Round but structured, with well-knit tannins that impart texture and length on the finish.

Black garnet in color, this Meritage features bright, fresh fruit aromas of blueberry and red plum with dark notes of leather, black licorice, and deep roasted oak. A dense and rich mouthfeel is accented by flavors of bright red fruits, toasty oak, smoke, chocolate, and citrus rind. The ample tannins are supple and carry the flavors through a long finish.

SPOKEN BARREL

Meritage Red Blend 2016

SALE $12.99    WINERY $20

Black garnet in color, this Meritage features bright, fresh fruit aromas of blueberry and red plum with dark notes of leather, black licorice, and deep roasted oak. A dense and rich mouthfeel is accented by flavors of bright red fruits, toasty oak, smoke, chocolate, and citrus rind. The ample tannins are supple and carry the flavors through a long finish.