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Check out our 12 Wines of Christmas sale – today, Le Grand Courtage $16 until midnight (or until it is gone)

Free Gift Wrap for bottles priced $30 or more till Christmas eve (closing Dec. 24 @ 5 PM)

White Flight 13 / 9.75 club

1 Giocato Pinot Grigio 2013 Slovenia
2 Cardwell Hill Blanc de Noir 2013 Willamette, OR
3 Gold Crush Chardonnay 2013 California

Red Flight 17 / 12.75 club

1 Teutonic Pinot Meunier 2013 Oregon
2 ONX Crux 2011 Paso Robles
3 Col Solare Shining Hill 2007 Washington (meritage blend)

Top Red Flight 26 / 19.50 club

1 Coho Merlot Michael Black Vyd Coombsville 2010
2 Penfolds Bin 389 2012 Australia – Cabernet/Shiraz “Baby Grange”
3 Hartwell Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Napa (94+ points WA)

 

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Delish top red flight this week featuring Coho, Penfolds “Baby Grange” and 94+ point Stags Leap Cab from Hartwell

White Flight 15 / 11.25 club

 

1 Hay-Maker Sauvignon Blanc 2013 New Zealand
2 Ginestraia Pigato or Vermentino 2012 Liguria, Italy
3 Sanford Chardonnay Estate Santa Rita Hills 2011

 

Red Flight 15 / 11.25 club

 

1 Jack Hammer Pinot Noir 2012 Central Coast
2 School House Mescolanza Syrah 2009 Spring Mountain, Napa Valley
3 Juxtapoz Proprietary Red 2012 North Coast, CA

 

Top Red Burgundy Flight 26 / 19.50 club

 

1 Coho Merlot Michael Black Vyd Coombsville 2010
2 Penfolds Bin 389 2012 Australia – Cabernet/Shiraz “Baby Grange”
3 Hartwell Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Napa (94+ points WA)

 

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Plus craft beer and 60 more wines by the glass (click for list)

Happy Hours: Noon – 6 pm Tues – Friday, Noon – 4 pm Sat & Sun, 4 – 6 pm Monday (click for menu)

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The holidays prompt us to share some special treats and this week we are featuring a flight of Burgundies (1 Beaujolais and 2 amazing Pinot Noirs.) We also have a killer white flight and eclectic red flight filled with hidden treasures.

White Flight 15 / 11.25 club

white wines

1 Hay-Maker Sauvignon Blanc 2013 New Zealand
2 Ginestraia Pigato 2012 Liguria, Italy
3 Sanford Chardonnay Estate Santa Rita Hills 2011  (club selection)

Red Flight 15 / 11.25 club

red wines

1 Lacrimus Miura Crianza Rioja 2009 Spain (club selection)
2 Tenuta Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato 2012 Bolgheri, Italy (club selection)
3 Juxtapoz Proprietary Red 2012 North Coast, CA

Top Red Burgundy Flight 23 / 17.25 club

Burgundy flight

1 Terres Dorées Beaujolais l’Ancien 2013 France – Gamay (organic / club selection)
2 Sylvain Pataille Marsannay Longeroies 2012 Côte de Nuits, France – Pinot Noir
3 Camille Giroud Vosne-Romanee 2010 Côte de Nuits, France – Pinot Noir (93 pts Burghound)

 

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Plus craft beer and 60 more wines by the glass (click for list)

Happy Hours: Noon – 6 pm Tues – Friday, Noon – 4 pm Sat & Sun, 4 – 6 pm Monday (click for menu)

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Ever since we got in the wine biz 7 years ago, we relished the fall arrival of El Nido Clio. Not only did we love the wine, our customers did too. We even spent 2 days of our last trip to Spain to visit the remote region of Jumilla where the Mourvedre and Cabernet is grown (ChrisAnn in the vineyard above.) This wine is so collectable worldwide that every year we get less and less. This year only 54 bottles of Clio and only 4 bottles of El Nido El Nido. Some of it was pre-sold and we only have 1 bottle left of El Nido which we will open today for you to taste while it lasts. We are pairing these two with the only wine that is comparable to Clio: Triga. You can taste all three and decide yourself which one deserves to be in your cellar.  Plus we have a trio of delicious whites and, on the first red flight, a new Oregon Pinot that is the best QPR of the spectacular 2013 vintage we’ve tasted so far.

White Flight 15 / 11.25 club

1  Domaine de la Garniere Muscadet Sur Lie Vielles Vignes 2011 Loire, France
2  Magna Mater Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Vogelzang Vyd, SBC (by Epoch winemaker – limited)
3  La Diligence Marsanne Stagecoach Vyd. 2010 Napa

Red Flight 15 / 11.25 club

1  Purple Hands Pinot Noir 2013 Willamette, Or
2  Shebang Old Vine Cuvee by Bedrock
3  Bodegas Paso Robles Pimenteiro 2008

Top Red Flight 31 / 23.25 club

1  Volver Triga 2011 Alicante, Spain
2  El Nido Clio 2012 Jumilla, Spain (limited)
3  El Nido El Nido 2012 (while 1 bottle lasts)
after El Nido El Nido is gone 22 / 16.50
3  San Vicente Rioja 2008 Spain or Bodegas Y Vinedos Maurodos San Roman 2009 – Tempranillo

Plus craft beer and 60 more wines by the glass (click for list)

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Saxon Brown returns! We love Jeff Gaffner’s wines (he is winemaker for cult favs Xtant, Stephanie, and Black Kite Cellars) but Saxon Brown is all Jeff and you must taste his wines. Today we have three of our favorite current releases (yes, he does cellar the wines until they are ready to drink) plus eclectic white flight and a red flight with great value wines including a $20 Napa Cab closeout for $12 to go…

White Flight 15 / 11.25 club

white wine flight

1  Wind Gap Trousseau Gris 2013 Sonoma (geek wine)
2  Clos des Miran Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc 2012 France
3  Dr Klapper Riesling 2012 Santa Barbara Co. (off dry)

Red Flight 15 / 11.25 club

red wine flight

1  Breca Garnacha Old Vines 2012  Calatayud, Spain
2  Antico Fuoco Rosso Veronese 2012  IGT Italy
3  Hill Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Napa (organic)
Reg. $20, on sale for $12 this week only

Top Red Flight 24 / 18 club

Saxon Brown flight

1  Saxon Brown Zinfandel Parmelee-Hill Stonewall Vyd. 2009 Sonoma
2  Saxon Brown Syrah Parmelee-Hill Camp Block 2008 Sonoma
3  Saxon Brown Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Napa

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Sometimes we just get lucky. Just got in 2 kegs (out of 30 sold in SoCal) of a chardonnay barrel – aged Belgian pale from Cismontane. It’s a stunner! St. Peter is a blend of 14 month chardonnay barrel – aged Belgian pale and fresh Belgian pale. Strong white wine nose, honey dew and sweet malt character. The oak flavors meld with the bitter hops to create a delicate and complex sour beer. Come try it!

Plus craft beer and 60 more wines by the glass (click for list)

Happy Hours: Noon – 6 pm Tues – Friday, Noon – 4 pm Sat & Sun, 4 – 6 pm Monday (click for menu)

Get the club price on everything (click)