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To help clean up our inventory, sometimes we offer the last few bottles of a vintage at special prices.
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2014 Chamisal Stainless Pinot Noir Central Coast

2014 Chamisal Stainless Pinot Noir Central Coast

Chamisal’s stainless Pinot Noir highlights the pure essence of Pinot Noir fruit in a lighter, easy-to-enjoy style. Two clones – Swan and 115 – allowed the winemaker to fashion a blend that combines the classic varietal character of bright red fruits with darker and more intense fruit flavors. As for winemaking, Chamisal adopts the carbonic maceration technique of Beaujolais, in which whole berries are crushed under their own weight in a stainless steel tank. This extracts color and flavor but little in the way of tannins or bitterness. Without oak aging or malolactic fermentation, the wine is a gorgeous purple and tastes fresh, fruity and delicious slightly chilled. 

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¥ 4,500
2014 Groth Hillview Vineyard Napa Valley Chardonnay

2014 Groth Hillview Vineyard Napa Valley Chardonnay

Groth’s Chardonnay is 100% produced from the Hillview Vineyard, which is located in the Oak Knoll District AVA, a cooler, foggier section of the Napa Valley between Yountville and the city of Napa. While Napa Valley vineyards seem singularly devoted to late-ripening red varieties, Oak Knoll (like Carneros) can produce Chardonnay with lovely citrus, tropical and stone fruit flavors, backed up by fresh acidity. Groth’s approach is to press whole clusters of ripe Chardonnay fruit, ferment the juice in barrel and age the wine sur lie - on the lees – while preventing malolactic fermentation. In this way, the wine retains plenty of tart, natural acidity, which is softened, balanced and made more complex by the barrel treatment. That is why the wine sets off all the pleasure centers: it has layers of aroma and flavor, creaminess and toastiness balanced by mouthwatering freshness. 

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¥ 5,900
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2013 Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

2013 Wind Gap Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Perhaps you’ve been hearing about the  “New California” wine but weren’t sure exactly what that meant. In that case, give Wind Gap’s Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir a try. It should convince you that some California winemakers really are moving away from power toward finesse. Sourced from four great vineyards in the Petaluma Gap region of the Sonoma Coast AVA, this Pinot Noir is delicate and light and effusive with bright fruit and floral flavors, and the alcohol is less than 13%. These qualities can be traced to the rocky, volcanic soils as well as the cool climate, which moderates the ripening of the grapes and ensures fresh acids at harvest time. 

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¥ 6,500
2014 Big Basin Coastview Vineyard Chardonnay

2014 Big Basin Coastview Vineyard Chardonnay

A ringer for a fine Mersault, Big Basin’s Coastview Chardonnay charms with peach, citrus and flowers; it has concentration, minerality, richness and depth without heaviness. One sip naturally leads to another. This delicious wine is a product of its terroir: a vineyard planted at an elevation of 800 m in the Gabilan Mountains, which run along the east side of the Salinas Valley. Summer days are sunny but not hot, and the rocky soils of granite, limestone and quartz radiate warmth overnight. 2014 was an early vintage without weather extremes. Because of an ongoing California drought, total yields, grape clusters and berry sizes were significantly lower. The winemaker loves the floral aromatics, verve and minerality that stand out in this vintage. This classy Chardonnay is lean and fresh, an approachable wine that will develop over the next three to five years. Give the wine time to open in the glass or try decanting! 

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¥ 8,400
2012 Wind Gap Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir

2012 Wind Gap Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir

Featuring steep slopes, well-drained and rocky soils, and a range of clones and rootstocks, the Gap’s Crown Vineyard supplies fruit to several illustrious producers of Pinot Noir. The location is excellent; on the slopes of Sonoma Mountain, but still within the the Petaluma Gap, the vineyard is nurtured by both warm sun and cool fogs, and tends to produce ripe fruit and powerful, concentrated wines. In 2012, the fruit flavors were so intense that Wind Gap fermented the different vineyard blocks and clones separately using different proportions of whole clusters in order to create a more ethereal, structured wine. The result is a rich and robust Pinot Noir that looks opaque and dark in the glass but lifts with a seductive floral and red fruit perfume.

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¥ 9,700
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2013 Wind Gap Amaya Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir

2013 Wind Gap Amaya Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir

The Amaya Ridge Vineyard lies to the east of Santa Cruz, up in the mountains along the border of the Soquel Demonstration State Forest. Well off the beaten path and surrounded by redwoods, the estate comprises just three acres of Pinot Noir. Rocky soils and steep slopes produce wines that are dark, dense and concentrated. In 2013, Wind Gap used 100% whole cluster fermentation to give the ripe fruit more structure and lift. Even so, compared with the Woodruff Pinot, the Amaya Ridge is a dense and hedonistic wine with a creamy mouthfeel that’s 100% delicious.

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¥ 10,000
2012 Wind Gap Sun Chase Vineyard Pinot Noir

2012 Wind Gap Sun Chase Vineyard Pinot Noir

Like the Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Sun Chase is located at the edge of the Petaluma Gap, on the slopes of Sonoma Mountain – but at a significantly higher elevation well above the fog line. The flavor profile of the fruit from the two vineyards could not be more different. While Gap’s Crown concentrates the dark fruit, Sun Chase exhilarates with red: cherries, cranberries and ripe raspberries. 2013 was Wind Gap’s first vintage with this promising vineyard. Given the bright character of the fruit, the grapes were 100% destemmed at harvest. The wine is a dense and concentrated mouthful, but zesty, vibrant and fresh.

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¥ 10,500
Very Low Stock