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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 Bodkin "The Victor's Spoils" Sauvignon Blanc

2014 Bodkin "The Victor's Spoils" Sauvignon Blanc

Sandy Bend is a high elevation vineyard in Lake County (north of Napa and east of Mendocino counties) where the climate and well-drained soils create excellent conditions for Sauvignon Blanc. Regular breezes keep afternoons cool and the 500 m elevation is so devoid of bugs that the vineyard is Russian easily farmed sustainably without pesticides. The 2014 vintage also includes grapes from two vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley and one in the Russian River Valley. This Sauvignon Blanc is light and approachable, relatively low in alcohol (12.8%) and full of refreshing citrus fruit flavor. The Bodkin winery recommends “live music and sunny days” as a suitable pairing. “To the victor go the spoils!” Wine lovers win out with this fresh and energetic Sauvignon Blanc.

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¥ 3,400
2016 Bench Knights Valley Merlot

2016 Bench Knights Valley Merlot

Bench Merlot is juicy and succulent, offering an expressive nose of cherries and blackberries and a creamy palate that blends rich dark chocolate with black plum and cherry. While the Knights Valley is the warmest of Sonoma County’s avas, the Totem Ridge vineyard, the sole source of this Merlot, is planted on a north-facing slope at an elevation of 250 m. Afternoon breezes and plenty of shade (in addition to well-drained volcanic soils) provide excellent terroir for the is cool climate grape variety. Try this wine with roasted squash or peppers as well as any dish with lots of mushrooms. 

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¥ 3,500
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2016 Leo Steen Saini Farms Chenin Blanc

2016 Leo Steen Saini Farms Chenin Blanc

The Saini Vineyard in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley demonstrates that, under the right conditions, Chenin Blanc produces beautiful wine. Planted in 1982, the vines are dry-farmed in sandy soil, so yields are low and the fruit expresses pure flavors and freshness that gets lost in warmer sites. Winemaking emphasizes the natural flavors of the fruit, too, with a mere four months in neutral French oak and only 50% going through malolactic fermentation. The result is a rich, silky wine with flavors of citrus, orchard fruit and wild herbs and a lovely mouthfeel with a hint of viscosity. If your image of Chenin Blanc is a wine that’s semi-sweet, you’ll be in for a surprise: this Saini Chenin is bone dry and elegant.

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¥ 3,600
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
Very Low Stock
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
Very Low Stock
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
Very Low Stock