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750ml
Bottle: $8.94
On the nose, bright citrus aromas are accented by fresh meringue with a hint of vanilla. On the palate, enjoy the...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $14.64 $15.41
12 bottles: $11.52
With aromas of blackberry and mild oak, this is a full- bodied, rich wine that boasts layers of berry, currant, and...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $15.10 $15.89
A vibrant ruby red, Jeunesse Cabernet Sauvignon is perfectly balanced between bold flavors of fresh berry, cherry and...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $14.64 $15.41
12 bottles: $11.52
Intense aromas of green apple and white peach with light hints of melon and herbal notes.
White
750ml
Bottle: $22.94
12 bottles: $22.48
Pronounced flavors of pears, pineapple, and passion fruit. Bright acidity and chalky textures makes this wine...
Red
750ml
Bottle: $24.84
12 bottles: $24.34
A prevalent sense of chaparral and wild herb marks the nose of this appellation cuvée, which also shows dark...
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Rose
750ml
Bottle: $19.20
12 bottles: $17.10
A soft, pale shade of pink in the glass, this mostly Central Coast-grown rosé blend of 72% Grenache, 11% Carignane,...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $14.94
12 bottles: $14.64
Le Cigare Blanc is inspired by several of the luxes cuvees of Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc dominated by roussanne, which...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $13.84 $15.00
Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris fruit, picked separately at low brix. Destemmed into rotary fermenters for 4-5 days...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $14.45 $15.00
12 bottles: $14.25
This classic, pioneering Rhône red continues inspiring the masses. The blend of 65% Grenache, 18% Syrah, 15% Cinsaut...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $13.74 $15.00
The inestimable Randall Grahm has long been a poet of Picpoul, among other things, and this lovely example is loaded...
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Rose
750ml
Bottle: $14.64
12 bottles: $14.35
Just about 12% of this Vin Gris is composed of traditional white Rhone varieties which add a surprising richness and...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $25.27 $28.08
12 bottles: $20.52
The 2021 Chardonnay (Central Coast) is a very pretty entry-level offering. Lemon peel, white flowers and light...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $29.59 $32.88
12 bottles: $24.32
The bouquet of our 2022 Central Coast Pinot Noir is enticing; aromas of deep, dark berry spice and violets that hint...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $20.52 $21.60
This bright, deep red has a varietal aroma of rose petal and ripe strawberries joined by flavors of Maraschino...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $17.64 $19.60
12 bottles: $15.83
Ancient Vines Mourvèdre offers distinct chocolate characteristics, luscious deep plum, and concentrated cherry. This...
Red
750ml
Bottle: $19.60
12 bottles: $15.83
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $15.94 $17.09
12 bottles: $13.70
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $18.36 $20.40
12 bottles: $16.63
A fruit bomb, with just enough character to keep things interesting. Reveals jammy blackberry and licorice flavors...
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United States California Central Coast

Of all the New World wine countries, perhaps the one which has demonstrated the most flair for producing high quality wines - using a combination of traditional and forward-thinking contemporary methods - has been the United States of America. For the past couple of centuries, the United States has set about transforming much of its suitable land into vast vineyards, capable of supporting a wide variety of world-class grape varietals which thrive on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coastlines. Of course, we immediately think of sun-drenched California in regards to American wines, with its enormous vineyards responsible for the New World's finest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines, but many other states have taken to viticulture in a big way, with impressive results. Oregon, Washington State and New York have all developed sophisticated and technologically advanced wine cultures of their own, and the output of U.S wineries is increasing each year as more and more people are converted to their produce.

California as a wine producing region has grown in size and importance considerably over the past couple of centuries, and today is the proud producer of more than ninety percent of the United States' wines. Indeed, if California was a country, it would be the fourth largest producer of wine in the world, with a vast range of vineyards covering almost half a million acres. The secret to California's success as a wine region has a lot to do with the high quality of its soils, and the fact that it has an extensive Pacific coastline which perfectly tempers the blazing sunshine it experiences all year round. The winds coming off the ocean cool the vines, and the natural valleys and mountainsides which make up most of the state's wine regions make for ideal areas in which to cultivate a variety of high quality grapes.

The long and narrow Central Coast wine region of California stretches for approximately two hundred and fifty miles down the Pacific coastline, and holds hundreds of important Californian wineries who grow a wide array of imported grape varietals. As with the rest of California, the Central Coast region benefits enormously from the hot and sunny climate, which allows the grapes grown there to reach full ripeness and express plenty of big, juicy flavors and rich aromas. Dozens of grapes varietals are grown successfully on the Central Coast, however, classic French varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The region is renowned for its modern and experimental approach to viticulture, and with over 90,000 acres under vine, this is a veritable powerhouse of wine production in one of the most important New World regions on earth.