Best Sellers

Our best-selling wines for April 2012 included a number of by-the-glass favorites (Cline Cal Zin, Hawk Crest Cabernet and Chardonnay, Villa Mt Eden Chardonnay, and Joel Gott Cabernet). In the mid-range, the Siduri's Sonoma Pinot saw very strong demand, as did the "J" rose (both perfect Spring wines).  Surprisingly, the just-arrived Atalon Merlot joined the top-seller list alongside perennial favorite Havens Napa Valley Merlot, as customers were very happy with our replacement for the soon to be discontinued Havens (the inventory we picked up following the unfortunate bankruptcy of the new owners of Havens winery is almost gone).  At the high end, Montelena Chardonnay, Stag's Leap Artemis Cab, and Silver Oak Alex Cab were all very strong, as signs of recovery in high-end wine consumption continue.

2016 Joel Gott "815" California Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Joel Gott "815" California Cabernet Sauvignon

2016, Joel Gott says, was a great vintage in which a cooler summer led to a wine with great structure, sweet fruit and soft tannins. impressive yet affordable, “815 Cab” is a complicated wine to make as Gott sources the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from great appellations in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake County, Lodi and Paso Robles. Because the climate and soils in each appellation leave their own special mark upon the fruit, each particular lot of grapes adds something special to the blend. As for winemaking, Gott uses American oak barrels, which infuse the wine with the vanilla notes that can so spice up California Cab. The result is a Cabernet that is complex, plush, well-balanced – and ready to drink. Gott recommends decanting to open up the flavors as well as pairing the wine with casual fare like steak tacos or hamburgers.

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¥ 3,200
NV J Vineyards & Winery Brut Rose

NV J Vineyards & Winery Brut Rose

Even unopened, the sleek, clear glass bottle filled with luminous cool pink wine is a conversation piece – just the thing to get a party started. But in the glass is where this fruit-driven and full-flavored sparkling wine really shines. A blend of 64% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay and 2% Pinot Meunier, this Rosé has substantial body and concentrated red fruit flavors but plenty of acidity and a clean finish. Three years aging on the lees has given the wine a toasty, fresh-baked bread character that recalls Champagne. 

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¥ 6,500