United States Red

Ampelos 2015 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Ripe, juicy, and versatile as always, with a super-fresh kick of acidity, Ampelos' basic Pinot Noir is composed primarily of grapes from certified organic and biodynamic Ampelos vineyard and John Sebastiano vineyard with 14 months in French oak (23% new). The zesty nose of cranberry, cinnamon, cherries, and earth precedes bright red raspberry and tangy cherry-berry fruit flavors that combine with buoyant acidity, gentle tannins, soft hints of oak, sweet tobacco, black pepper and thyme. A truly delicious everyday Pinot Noir from an estate with integrity. Ariana Rolich  

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $25.99

Anthill Farms 2015 Sonoma Coast Campbell Ranch Pinot Noir

Campbell Ranch is located near the town of Annapolis, at the northern reaches of the Sonoma Coast AVA; the proximity to the Pacific Ocean exerts a distinct cooling maritime influence that extends ripening times well  beyond the warmer vineyards to the east. More lean and sinewy than Anthill Farm's Sonoma Coast Pinot, the wine exerts broadly shouldered tannins and lithe, elegant black cherry skin and pit flavors. This needs cellaring time or a lengthy decant to truly come into its own. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $52.99

Anthill Farms 2015 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

The 2015 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir blends fruit from the Harmony Love Vineyard (near Sebastapol) and Hirsch Vineyard (near Fort Ross-Seaview). Flavors of mountain raspberry and brambly black fruit persist on the palate framed by firm, taut tannins. Extremely drinkable now but rewards cellaring for at least a  couple years. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $39.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $89.99

Arnot-Roberts 2016 Clear Lake Rosé

Arnot-Roberts is always one of the first roses to arrive from California and, as such, our favorite harbinger of Spring! A blend of Touriga Nacional, Tempranillo, and Grenache (from Lake County, Amador, and Russian River Valley, respectively), full of breezy tropical guava, and passion fruit, fresh grapefruit, orange pith, bright acidity, and a touch of salt. A fun rose to pour all summer, particularly next to sauteed squid with olives, garlic and orange zest. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 12 in stock
  • $24.99

  • red
  • 21 in stock
  • $36.99

  • red
  • 29 in stock
  • $20.99

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $42.99

Bedrock 2014 Contra Costa Evangelho Vineyard Heritage Red

Bedrock's 2014s are impressive in their freshness and balance across the board, but Evangelho is extra subtle and structured, with pink and purple floral aromas that carry onto the palate of crushed purple berries with tart, tannic skins, an abundance of blood orange and citrus oils that I associate with Evangelho, and fresh, gritty minerality. Evangelho is 40-foot-deep beach sand planted in the 1890s to Zinfandel, Carignane, Mourvedre, and more. The fine folks at Bedrock call it a "viticultural survivor- wedged betweem a PG and E plant, a Burger King, and a motel that rents rooms by the hour." Pretty and refreshingly acidic, this is a Zinfandel blend to unite diverse drinkers. Ariana Rolich  

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $44.99

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $31.99

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $61.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $61.99

Bedrock 2016 California Ode to Lulu Rose

A quite firm and crunchy rosé, the palate resonates with flavors of blood orange, red grapefruit, macerated strawberries and dried tarragon, along with meaty and savory undertones. The Mourvedre comes from old plantings at Bedrock Vineyard and Pagani Ranch in Sonoma Valley; the Grenache was planted in the 1880s at Gibson Ranch in McDowell Valley; the Carignane planted in the 1950s in Ukiah. A rosé that you could pound on the porch or have with a steak. Jonas Mendoza 

  • rosé
  • 10 in stock
  • $24.99

Bedrock NV North Coast Shebang Red Wine

55% Zinfandel blended with Carignane, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Alicante Bouschet, Grenache, Syrah, Barbera and a touch of whites for aromatics from old vine plantings (up to 100 years old) around Sonoma County, fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel and raised in a nice bit of French oak for a bold, bright-fruited, silky, and satisfying wine that is unbeatable at this price. 

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $14.99

Birichino 2014 Chalone Antle Vineyard Pinot Noir

The Antle Vineyard is perched at the edge of an extinct volcano, planted on granite and limestone soils at nearly 2,000' in the Chalone AVA. Several notable California winemakers have sourced fruit from this distinctive vineyard, including Enfield, Dirty & Rowdy, and the Scholium Project. Birichino's Pinot Noir from Antle Vineyard resonates with black cherry skin and tart black raspberry flavors with meaty, earthy, and herbal undertones, framed by firm and stern tannins. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 14 in stock
  • $46.99

Birichino 2015 Central Coast Saint Georges Pinot Noir

The Saint Georges Pinot is firm and bright with aromas of dried cranberries and blood orange; on the palate, macerated strawberry and salty red plum. The silky tannins frame the wine's distinctive freshness and vibrant texture. Alex Krause and John Locke sourced the grapes predominantly sourced from a warm, yet maritime-influenced vineyard on the the southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains and blended other single vinyeard fruit. Jonas Mendoza 

  • red
  • 57 in stock
  • $27.99

Birichino 2016 Vin Gris

A 21st century rose made from very old vines of Mourvedre and Cinsault, blended with juicy Grenache and Vermentino, Birichino's 2016 Vin Gris is driven by savory, stony, salty (and even a hint smoky) dimensions, balanced by bright citrus, tangy stone fruits, and spicy florals. A serious springtime pairing for squid or grilled fish, but equally invigorating on the patio/roof/fire escape with nothing but a ray of sun. Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 40 in stock
  • $17.99

Brea 2013 Paso Robles Margarita Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Chris Brockway makes Brea Cabernet from Margarita Vineyard in Paso Robles, the same site behind the delicious and popular Broadside Cabernet. The 2013 is riper and more fruit-forward than the previous year's vintage, leaning more toward California than Bordeaux. Juicy black cherry, black currant, and ripe black plum flavors delicately interweave into dried thyme, sage, and compacted earth undertones. Jonas Mendoza 

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $25.99

Broadside 2014 Paso Robles Margarita Vineyard Merlot

A Merlot that one doesn't have to look "Sideways" at. Ripe red plum and cherry compote flavors are underscored by vanilla and cloves notes and lifted red floral aromatics. Sourced from the famed Margarita Vineyard in Paso Robles. Jonas Mendoza 

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $17.99

Broadside 2014 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Fans of Broadside's delicious Margarita Vineyard Cabernet, take note! This 2013 Paso Robles bottling is one of the most graceful wines we've tasted in the under $20 price range, combining 50% Margarita fruit with two other sustainably farmed Paso Robles vineyards. It is substantial and refreshing, with full flavors of sweet purple plums, spicy citrus oil, brambly black and blue berry fruit, and balanced, grippy young tannins. A truly fantastic value! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 23 in stock
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $77.99

Clos Saron 2006 Sierra Foothills Old Man's Reserve Syrah

The 2006 "Old Man's Reserve" Syrah (90% Syrah, 6% Roussanne, and 4% Petit Verdot) started alongside Clos Saron's Stone Soup Syrah of the same vintage, but was aged for four years in 1,200L oak oval foudre, and then aged in bottle for almost an additional 6 years prior to its release. Reminiscent of an older Barbaresco, the "Old Man's Reserve" has flavors of stewed morello cherry, carob, and dark chocolate on the initial attack, then glides seamlessly into secondary flavors of saddle leather, air-dried bresaola, and tar. One of my favorite Clos Saron bottlings, it's a wine that is drinking well now, but can age for an additional 10-20 years. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $72.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $44.99

  • rosé
  • 5 in stock
  • $39.99

Cooper Hill 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Cooper Mountain Vineyards started in 1978 when Dr. Robert Gross and his wife, Corrine, planted the first Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in the unique soils of Cooper Mountain in the Chehalem Mountains of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Today, the estate has more than 100 acres  dedicated to organic and biodynamic farming and winemaking. This Pinot Noir is lush and ripe, with brambly raspberry and cherry fruit, baking spice, and earthy flavors. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 25 in stock
  • $18.99

  • Biodynamic

Corison, Cathy 2012 Napa Valley Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Cathy Corison's winery is located on their home vineyard, Kronos, in Napa Valley's Rutherford AVA. The Cabernet vines are planted on gravelly loam soils and are some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the valley. Black cherry, cassis, and black currant flavors resonate on the palate framed by a prominent tannic structure. A quintessential example of power intersecting with elegance, and a wine that will reward cellaring for the next 8-10 years. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $173.99

  • Organic

Crowley 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Dundee Hills

2012 was considered a classic Willamette Valley vintage; this Pinor Noir from the Dundee Hills is quite expressive but not over the top. A blend of Pommard and Dijon clones, it's richer and fuller on the palate that the 2013 Entre Nous Pinot Noir with ripe Bing cherry and brambly red raspberry flavors and a resonant smokiness and spiciness (whole clove, anise) that reflects the warm volcanic soils of the Dundee Hills. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic

Crowley 2013 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Entre Nous

A blend of mostly Pommard and Wadenswil clones from the Laurel Hood and Four Winds vineyards, both on marine sedimentary soils. Dried herbal aromas with notes of just ripe raspberry and cranberry fruit. The palate lengthens with sapid red berry fruits, ethereal red flowers, supple tannins, and a lifted and lithe texture. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $22.99

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $15.99

Day 2015 Sonoma County Zinfandel

After leaving Turley Wine Cellars in 2013, Ehren Jordan focused full-time on Failla, his winery centered around producing pure expressions of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah (not to mention an incubator for many talented young winemakers). Jordan has returned to his deep Zinfandel roots with Day. 2015 is the first vintage, from choice Zinfandel vineyards around Sonoma County, full and generous, with effusive, exotic aromas of incense and peppercorns, which infuse the  gracious palate of floral wild berry fruit supported by layers of bramble, spice, and bright acidity. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $46.99

Edmunds St. John 2015 Dry Creek Valley Rocks and Gravel Unti Vineyard 1.5 L

I cannot think of a California winemaker working today whom we admire and celebrate as enthusiastically as Steve Edmunds of Edmunds St. John. What greater accompaniment can there be, then, to great holiday feasts than this great big bottle of Rocks and Gravel from a great American winemaker? Displaying a greater resemblance to L'Anglore Tavel than to the typical California GSM blend, 2015 Rocks and Gravel is juicy and generous with invigorating acidity and lots of life ahead. Perfumed and mouth-watering aromas of wild rose, black currant, tea leaves, and wild cherry with a terrifically spicy, bright and balanced palate of black raspberry, cherries and cherry skins, sweet tobacco, juicy young tannins and vibrant acidity. Medium bodied and crystal clear at 13.2% alcohol, this wine opens up beautifully and will reward cellaring. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $74.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Edmunds St. John 2016 El Dorado County Bone-Jolly Gamay Rosé

Steve Edmunds has a way with Gamay, confirmed each year by the energy and depth of his red and rosé Bone Jolly wines. 2016 is light-bodied and  fresh, taut and bright,  with tingly acidity, tart cranberry, juicy sour cherry and citrus, and salty mineral earth. We look forward to every new vintage from Edmunds St. John. Let the adventure continue!  Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 33 in stock
  • $22.99

Enlightenment Wines NV Apple/Elderberry/Honey Mead Rubacuori

An invigorating wine made from apple, honey, and elderberry! All of the components are allowed to coferment naturally without the addition of lab yeasts or SO2 before a year-long elévage in neutral oak barrels. A gorgeous translucent ruby in the glass, it shows bright aromas of red apple skin, cranberry, pomegranate, and brown spice on the nose. Tangy is the word that comes to mind on the palate, with tart red apple, white pepper, juicy red raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, and lemon peel. There is a fair amount of grip, and the finish is long and citrusy. This would be an esoteric pairing with Asian dishes or burgers and is fantastic by itself. Tim Gagnon

  • rosé
  • 4 in stock
  • $24.99

  • No Sulfur

Eric Demuth 2012 Sonoma Coast Bei Ranch Cabernet

Bei Ranch is a unique and powerful place,  the source for one of Eric Demuth's most distinctive and powerful Cabernets  and his singular Bei Ranch Syrah. Centered around a massive pair of boulders on a ridgetop at 1500 feet in the Sonoma Coast, Bei Ranch is less than 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean, with rocky soils of Franciscan shale and schists, gleaming with quartz and serpentinite. 2012 Bei Ranch Cabernet is full of dense black fruit and purple berries, with forceful young tannins, rugged resinous herbs, and deep, metallic mineral tone. Recommended with anything braised or barbecued! Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $64.99

  • red
  • 5 in stock
  • $42.99

Forman 1998 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Looking at Napa Valley vintage charts, I tend to take a contrarian view. Although it seems that every vintage in Napa seems to be proclaimed as the "best vintage" ever, I've obtained great pleasure drinking wines from maligned vintages with cool, damp weather and rainy harvests. A 2011 Corison Napa Valley Kronos Vineyard Cabernet comes to mind; 1998 Mayacamas another one; I would include the Forman 1998 Napa Cabernet in this group. A savory, dense, and brambly Cabernet that develops kaleidosopic intensity afer being decanted for an hour, including black plum skin, stewed cherry, roasted meat, dried herbs, game bird, and iron flavors. An off-vintage Cabernet that drinks remarkably well now, but would reward an additional 10 years of aging. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $89.99

Forman 1999 Napa Merlot

Ric Forman started his winemaking in the late 1960s at Sterling Vineyard, but was heavily influenced by a trip to Bordeaux while working at Newton Vineyard. He brought back several practices to Napa that were unheard of at the time: gentle handling of grapes at harvest through fermentation; small stainless steel fermenters for red wines and new Burgundy barrels for whites; deep caves to maintain a cool dark and humid environment in which to age red wine in new French oak barrels. This is a stern, yet elegant Merlot, with red plum and cherry flavors inflected with ferrous, brick and dried red floral undertones. Firmly structured, a Right Bank-leaning Merlot that rewards decanting. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $69.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

Ghostwriter 2014 Santa Cruz County Pinot Noir

This is among my favorite wines to introduce people to the Santa Cruz appellation, and not coincidentally, to Kenny Likitprakong’s wines. The Pinot Noir is a blend of several Santa Cruz vineyards, which varies from year to year. This wine has black raspberry and cherry flavors, subtle hints of baking spice and red flowers, framed by a lithe, sinewy texture. Drink now or anytime within the next five years. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

Gros Ventre 2014 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

A blend of Pinot Noirs from Campbell Ranch (50%), Baranoff Vineyard (25%), and an undisclosed vineyard on the Sonoma Coast. Supple and silky, there is a preponderance of dark brambly fruit on the palate. Quite aromatic, macerated black cherry, kirsch, and violet aromas lead into black raspberry and cherry fruit flavors with hints of freshly rained upon earth. A juicy and elegant California Pinot that's still taut and structured. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 17 in stock
  • $48.99

Gros Ventre 2016 El Dorado Rose

Gros Ventre inaugurated 2016 with a brand new rosé in their lineup. The pale salmon flesh hue of this Gamay and Pinot Noir blend hides a quite voluptuous wine on the palate with macerated strawberry, strawberry tops, and hibiscus flavors. The granite and volcanic soils the grapes were planted on magnify the texture and juiciness on the palate considerably. Jonas Mendoza

  • rosé
  • 32 in stock
  • $22.99

Idlewild, The Flower 2016 Mendocino The Flower Rose

Idlewild's always-delicious rose of Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, and Barbera from Mendocino is more exciting every year! The grapes are co-fermented with native yeasts and aged in neutral oak on the lees for 4 months, lending textural complexity to complement the fresh fragrance and flavors of blood orange, watermelon, salty strawberry, and meadow flowers. Among roses, The Flower embodies a rare combination: yummy and complex. Ariana Rolich 

  • rosé
  • 26 in stock
  • $21.99

Inconnu 2014 Sonoma County Los Carneros Merlot

Inconnu is the project of winemaker Laura Brennan Bissell, who impresses us with her commitment to making affordable, delicious, low alcohol California wines with plenty of interest but no pretension. We agree as well with Laura's love of Merlot, which she amusingly refers to as "the romantic grape." From organically farmed vines up to 45 years old in Carneros, it is fresh, pure, and pretty, with floral purple fruit, sultry  perfume and spice, lively acidity and a tickle of tannin. Serve with a light chill. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $62.99

Kelley Fox 2014 Dundee Hills Red Barn Block Maresh Pinot Noir

The grapes for this inaugural (and very tiny) vintage come from parcels surrounding the legendary Maresh Red Barn and farmed by 90-year old owner Jim Maresh Sr. The blocks are own-rooted Pommard clones planted in 1978. This wine has all the brambly black fruit of the regular Maresh Vineyard bottling, but with additional power, elegance, and structure. Tasting a bottle with Kelley Fox in front of the Red Barn, the rugged tannins frame a dark core of black raspberry and cherry fruit; after several hours, the wine unfurls with flavors of blackberry, mushroom, and freshly rained earth. A truly special bottling indeed! Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $73.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $49.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $99.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $119.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $89.99

La Clarine Farm 2014 Sierra Foothills Mourvèdre Cedarville Vineyard

Hank Beckmeyer and his French wife, Caroline Hoel, had been working in Germany in the music business, and had caught the wine bug while traveling throughout Europe. Influenced by the ideas of Japanese farmer-philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka and Austrian philosopher-spiritualist Rudolf Steiner, they moved to the United States and  purchased a property in California’s Sierra Foothills in 2001. La Clarine Farm’s winemaking approach is minimalist: neither industrial yeasts, sulfur dioxide, nor new oak are used in the cellar. Cedarville Vineyard is organically farmed, lies upon a south-facing exposure on decomposed granite soils, similar to those in the heartland of the Northern Rhone. With a light yet sinewy texture, this Syrah impresses with dried and stewed black cherry, crushed herbs, leather, and cinnamon stick flavors. -Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $33.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 6 in stock
  • $30.99

Maître de Chai 2015 Lodi Stampede Vineyard Zinfandel

Jeff and John Perlegos are the current stewards of the head-trained Zinfandel vines at Stampede Vineyard in Lodi's Clements Hills AVA. The vines were originally planted in the 1920s, with a second planting in the early 1940s. Marty Winters and Alex Pitts pick the grapes on the early side, producing Zinfandel of ethereal texture and perfumed intensity. The nose awakens with brambly blackberry aromas, leading into flavors of black tea, fresh blueberries, and a touch of dried black raisin. Very much in the style of Ridge's Zinfandels, there's a remarkable buildup of flavors but the wine still maintains a lithe texture without being weighty. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

Matthiasson 2016 Napa Valley Rosé Wine

Matthiasson's 2016 rose is a familiar blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Counoise, with the surprising  addition of a splash of Sauvignon Blanc to brighten and ripen up the flavors of this dry and nuanced rose, full of tart red berry fruit, with chewy cherry and raspberry skins and a refreshing bolt of orange and lime. Fermented and aged in stainless steel (malo was blocked to retain freshness) and landing at a cool 11.3% alcohol, this vintage of Matthiasson will have a seat at our patio table until it runs out! Ariana Rolich

  • rosé
  • 33 in stock
  • $25.99

Minimus 2013 Applegate Valley Experiment # 15 Black Locust

The Stella Maris vineyard in Southern Oregon's Applegate Valley AVA has been a traditional source for Minimus' Sauvignon Blanc wines (SM1, SM2), but winemaker Chad Stock sourced Syrah here for his Experiment #15. Fermented whole-cluster and aged in acacia wood, the Syrah draws immediate references to Cote-Rotie, with black cherry skin and fruit, bresaola, and sage flavors. The acacia wood imparts delicate and perfumed floral notes to the wine that balance the brooding dark fruit notes and firm tannins. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $35.99

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $15.99

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $25.99

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $54.99

Pied a Terre 2013 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

Kudos to our friend Richard Luftig for the phenomenal quality and price of Pied a Terre Cabernet! Always one of our best-selling American reds, 2013 is the deepest, most focused and delicious vintage yet for Pied a Terre. Rich ripe plum, tart black berries, with red raspberry and black pepper, deep, resinous herbs - thyme and oregano - with dark, smokey earth. There is great energy and elegance in this bottle, which will elevate your next meal of steaks and lamb burgers from the grill. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 32 in stock
  • $29.99

Precedent 2014 Contra Costa County Evangelho Vineyard Zinfandel

Precedent's Evangelho bottling with teach the Zin-averse to contemplate this fragrant, complex, and age-worthy grape anew. Tart, sweet, and creamy boysenberry  and black cherry fruit on the nose, with pink flowers, citrus zest, incense spice, and licorice; rich and full flavors on the palate exude both perfect ripeness and fresh acid, with juicy black and dark red fruits, salty brine, licorice, bergamot, orange oils, and a long mineral finish. Evangelho is a very special vineyard, composed of own-rooted Zin with Carignan, Mourvedre, Palomino, Muscat, Chasselas, etc  planted in 1890 on deep alluvial sands Contra Costa county. Ariana Rolich

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $52.99

Renaissance 2001 Sierra Foothills Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Renaissance wines have become a cult favorite among California Cabernet drinkers for their uncompromising expression of Sierra Foothills terroir and depth of character that can only be found in beautifully aged older wines. Gideon Bienstock (now owner of Clos Saron) took up winemaking for the estate in the early 1990s. He immediately focused on Bordeaux blends and Rhone varieties and converted the entire property to organic viticulture.  The wines were matured for long periods in time in the barrel and in the bottle before release. The 2001 Cabernet is still quite fruit-forward and youthful with blackberry, black cherry, and cassis flavors. Smooth and silky, this is drinkable now or can age for another 10-20 years. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 13 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 4 in stock
  • $50.99

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $50.99

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $55.99

Rhys 2013 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard

Alpine Vineyard is located only half a mile from Horseshoe Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA, but the shale and chalky soils produce Pinot Noirs with more elegance and less raw, coiled power. Compared with Rhys' Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir, there's more densely ripe black cherry fruit, but the texture is lush and polished with the signature minerality that defines Rhys' Chardonnays and Pinots. I would drink Alpine Vineyard now, and cellar Horseshoe Vineyard, but wouldn't fault if you wanted to save this for a special occasion in the future. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 2 in stock
  • $89.99

Rhys 2014 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

The 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Bearwallow Vineyard was one of the most enjoyable bottles that I've had from the US, and I'm rejoicing that Rhys has decided to make affordable, early-drinking Pinot Noir from this same vineyard. On the nose, the wine is quite expressive with ripe red cherry and raspberry fruit and elegant red floral notes reminiscent of Chambolle-Musigny or Volnay. The palate is equally expressive with black raspberry and cherry fruit, freshly tilled soil, and baking spice flavors. The lithe core of black fruit is surrounded by well-integrated tannins. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 34 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Ridge 2011 Santa Cruz Mountains Monte Bello Merlot Estate

Ridge Vineyards first made Merlot in 1974 on Monte Bello; after being initially blended into their famed Cabernet, the Merlot eventually showed enough structure and complexity to merit a separate bottling. Aged nearly 20 months in a combination of 40% new and 60% 4-5 year old American oak barrels, this Merlot displays clove, anise, and allspice aromatics. The high elevation of the Monte Bello vineyard (nearly 2600 feet!) shines through with red plum skin, tart red cherry, and fennel flavors, followed by a sinewy black olive finish. A Merlot to age for the next 5-10 years! Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 18 in stock
  • $52.99

Ruth Lewandowski 2014 Mendocino Testa Vineyard Boaz

Testa Vineyard was founded in 1912 by Italian immigrants Gaetano and Maria Testa, and now farmed by 4th generation wife-and-husband team Maria and Rusty Martinsen. The grapes come from 65 to 80 year-old organically and dry-farmed vines. The wine envelops the nose with macerated black cherry and dried black raspberry notes; on the palate, black cherry skin and licorice stick. The texture is light and lithe with firm tannins and bright acidity. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 1 in stock
  • $32.99

  • Organic

Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard 2012 Santa Cruz Mountains Branciforte Creek Pinot Noir

Planted to Pommard clones in 1988, this Pinot Noir is a bit less aromatic than their Branciaforte Ridge, but radiates with intense flavors of brambly black raspberry and dark chocolate. The tannins are firm yet supple; pair with a filet mignon or roast pork. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 22 in stock
  • $39.99

Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard 2013 Santa Cruz Mountains Luchessi Vineyard Cabernet

A rustic, yet polished mountain Cabernet with bell pepper, jalapeno and red cherry aromas. The palate scintillates with black cherry skin, cassis, and black tea flavors. Firm yet supple, powerful yet polished, this wine embodies the balance between fruit-forward flavors and Bordeaux-like structure that make Santa Cruz Cabernets so compelling. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 15 in stock
  • $41.99

Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard 2013 Santa Cruz Mountains Bailey's Branciforte Ridge Pinot Noir

Current winemaker Jeff Emery first came to Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard in 1979 and ended up apprenticing and then working with Ken Burnap, the winery’s founder. After Ken retired in 2002, Jeff took over the business. Planted in 1999 to Dijon clones, this densely layered Pinot Noir has ripe raspberry and macerated strawberry aromas followed by bright black cherry and carob flavors framed by firm tannins. Jonas Mendoza

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
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St Innocent 2015 Willamette Valley Villages Cuvee Pinot Noir

It's difficult to find a quality Oregon Pinot Noir under $25, let alone one that pairs remarkably with food. St. Innocent blends the fruit from their estate vineyard (Zenith) with that from several other sites within the northern Willamette Valley (Vitae Springs, Freedom Hill, Temperance Hill, and Momtazi). On the palate, very ripe and dark fruit flavors (morello cherry, black raspberry) are framed by a sweet and robust body. Pair with roasted pork and steak tenderloin. Jonas Mendoza

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Swick Wines 2015 Willamette Valley Rose 1.5 L

Swick’s Pinot Noir rosé is one of the most complex rosés I’ve tasted from the Willamette Valley (let alone the rest of the United States). The rosé is a blend of organically farmed grapes from the Cancilla and Roots vineyards, which are cooler, higher altitude sites. With a light cherry robe, this wine has a kaleidoscopic range of flavors: blood orange, wild cherry, umeboshi plum, dried tarragon, and cured meats. A sumptuous rosé to have with Christmas dinner and to brighten even the darkest winter months!  Jonas Mendoza

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  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
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Togni 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Philip Togni's flagship Cabernet is one of Napa Valley's benchmark wines; the 2014 vintage reaffirms this. Intensely brambly black cherry on nose, it's more poised and densely fruited than the Tanbark Hill, with black plum and cassis flavors that resonate across the lengthy palate. Quite drinkable now, this will greatly reward patience if held for twenty years. Jonas Mendoza 

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