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.

2014 Cline Lodi Zinfandel

2014 Cline Lodi Zinfandel

The grapes for this rich and complex red wine come come from 14 superb vineyards in the Lodi AVA. Located at the northern end of the San Joaquin Valley, the region has been producing wine grapes since the 1850s and is renowned for distinctive, voluptuous Zinfandel. Abundant daytime heat during the growing season is mitigated by cool winds and fog that roll in during the evenings, creating ideal conditions for Zinfandel grapes. By carefully selecting and blending the fruit, Cline achieves harmony, elegance and early-drinkability. The rich berry flavors and smooth structure suggest excellent pairing with bold-flavored foods such as penne putanesca, grilled meats or chili con carne. A Wine Spectator "Daily Wine Pick" - May 2017. 

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¥ 2,200
2014 Joel Gott "815" California Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Joel Gott "815" California Cabernet Sauvignon

Joel Gott sources 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from seven appellations in Northern California and the Central Coast to make this impressive yet affordable wine. 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. According to Gott, “Fruit from Lodi is characterized by good flavor and a soft texture, while Lake County fruit has minerality and richness. Fruit from Napa offers complexity to the wine, and Central Coast fruit from Paso Robles and Monterey adds good color and tannin thanks to a longer period of maturation. New to the blend, fruit from the Happy Canyon appellation within Santa Ynez experiences cool, foggy mornings followed by warm afternoons resulting in fruit that is rich and concentrated. Sonoma fruit adds a touch of spice.” 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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¥ 5,600