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PM Staiger 2011 Chardonnay

December 29th, 2014 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “PM Staiger 2011 Chardonnay”

Estate-Santa Cruz Mountains

“Because of the long growing season the skins were slightly soft, and released more solids as they were being pressed. The juice was settled for 48 hours, then racked to our cold fermenters for two weeks, after which it was racked to French oak (30% new). The wine remained on its lies until February, which is unusual for us, but the cool summer had resulted in grapes that were higher in acid than usual and we wanted to promote an early, softening malo-lactic fermentation. After aging for ten months in oak, the wine was moved to stainless for a year, then lightly filtered and bottled. Our vines are now nearly forty years old, and are at their peak of flavor intensity. For the old Wente clone on its own roots this means intense citrus flavors with hints of pear. The softer skins this year also yielded a more richly golden colored wine.”

Glass-$9                   

Bottle-$28

Maidenstoen 2013 Riesling

December 29th, 2014 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Maidenstoen 2013 Riesling”

Zabala Vineyard-Monterey County

The Zabala Riesling is driven by citrus fruit and zest flavors with orange blossom aromatics. The palate is clean with good racy acidity balanced by threshold residual sugar. Very refreshing and easy to drink at 12.1% alc.

Glass-$7                   

Bottle-$21

Sante Arcangeli 2013 Pinot Noir

December 29th, 2014 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Sante Arcangeli 2013 Pinot Noir”

Split Rail Vineyard-Santa Cruz Mountains

“She’s youthful and lively on the surface, intriguing and thought-provoking in private.  There is nothing obvious about her, though she opens up to reveal layer after layer during careful contemplation.  The fruit is olallieberry, hints of orange peel, with notes of darker fruit laying in wait. There’s a fascinating chalky or saline minerality underneath elusive redwood forest notes in a long, almost savory finish. Slightly grippy tannins will assist this wine in being a good cellar selection, as she should age very gracefully over 10 years.”

Glass-$12                

Bottle-$37

Night Owl 2012 Red Wine

December 29th, 2014 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Night Owl 2012 Red Wine”

Monterey

Classic Rhone blend of Grenache (40%), Syrah (30%) and Mourvedre (30%) from Arroyo Seco, Meador Vineyard, Monterey. Dark ruby, robust flavors, showing intensity without weight o Aged 18 months, 20% new French oak o Great with burgers, pizza, short ribs.

Glass -$7      

Bottle-$20

Cooper-Garrod 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

December 29th, 2014 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Cooper-Garrod 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon”

Lone Oak Vineyard-Estate Santa Cruz Mountains

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lone Oak Vineyard is a lovely ruby with ripe red fruit, dark chocolate, and a hint of well-tanned leather in the bouquet. In the mouth, dark cherries, pomegranate and cassis combine with a light touch of cedar notes. A soft finish lingers.

Glass-$9                   

Bottle-$28

Soquel Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay

December 22nd, 2014 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Soquel Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay”

Partner’s Reserve-Santa Cruz Mountains

This dry-farmed wine offers pear and vanilla aromas. The natural acidity is bright and refreshing. Aged entirely in French Allier cooperage.

Glass-$7                   

Bottle-$20

Testarossa 2013 Cuvee Los Gatos Rosé of Pinot Noir

December 22nd, 2014 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Testarossa 2013 Cuvee Los Gatos Rosé of Pinot Noir”

Monterey County

“Pink/orange hue. Fresh aromas of orange peel, papaya, and floral notes collaborate with an underlying minerality to fill the nose.  Rich papaya and white cherry are complimented by an enjoyable acidity on the palate. The wine ends with a lush finish.  Drink now through 2016.” ~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking

Glass-$6                   

Bottle-$17

Muns Vineyard 2009 Pinot Noir

December 22nd, 2014 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Muns Vineyard 2009 Pinot Noir”

Estate Grown-Santa Cruz Mountains

This elegant Pinot Noir dances in your mouth with the black cherry characteristic of our vineyard, along with flavors of pomegranate, tangerine, rose hips, black fig, and a rich, nutty filbert; plus a touch of nutmeg, allspice, and vanilla. The palate is full and lingers, and the mouth-feel is smooth and silky. The tannins

Are balanced yet not overpowering from aging in eastern European oak. On the nose: cherry, orange blossom and spice. Complex, balanced acidity and minerality typical of the Santa Cruz Mountains and our vineyard. Let this wine breathe for a couple of hours for its full potential to blossom.

Glass-$13    

Bottle-$40

Comartin Cellars 2009 Cuvee Cassidy

December 22nd, 2014 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Comartin Cellars 2009 Cuvee Cassidy”

Santa Barbara County

85% Grenache and 15% Syrah, sourced from the finest vineyards in Santa Barbara County, Cuvee Cassidy is a special barrel selection.

Glass-$10    

Bottle-$28

Dancing Creek Winery 2012 Syrah

December 22nd, 2014 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Dancing Creek Winery 2012 Syrah”

Lush fruit on the nose, tar, funk followed by lush dark fruits and spice.

Glass-$9                   

Bottle-$28