Rapid Ship
White
(750ml)
Bottle: $24.93
Rated 93 - Dried apricot, pineapple, lemon curd, crushed stones and some hay on the nose. It’s full-bodied and...
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White
(750ml)
Bottle: $25.94 $27.12
6 bottles: $25.42
Rated 95 - Dried apple and peach with some flowers. Cooked apple, too. Full-bodied with a solid core of fruit and a...
JS
95
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $65.94
6 bottles: $64.62
Rated 92 - A barrel sample, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Reserve Gaspare Vineyard is very deep garnet-purple in...
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WA
92
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $112.54
6 bottles: $112.00
Rated 93 - The 2016 Contrarian is a bold, powerful wine. Beams of Cabernet tannin give the 2016 its shape and overall...
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WA
93
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $109.83 $112.79
Rated 94 - Composed of 82% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Paramour Proprietary Red is...
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94
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $60.94
12 bottles: $59.72
Our 2015 vintage shows the richer and more powerful side of the Bon Passe Cabernet, while still showing the classic...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $50.80
12 bottles: $49.78
Our 2018 vintage shows the richer and more powerful side of the Bon Passe Cabernet, while still showing the classic...
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White
(750ml)
Bottle: $23.20
12 bottles: $22.74
White
(750ml)
Bottle: $27.94
12 bottles: $27.38
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $114.49 $123.11
Rated 92 - Solid, structured, slightly old school version, with a core of red and black currant fruit held in check...
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92
Red
(375ml)
Bottle: $29.93
12 bottles: $29.33
Rated 97 - For the second year running, it’s an Oak Knoll Cabernet which has carried the Best In Show torch for the...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $51.33 $55.19
Deep purple ruby in color, the wine has fruit driven aromas of plum, cherry and a hint of bay leaf. The palate is...
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Rapid Ship
White
(750ml)
Bottle: $21.99
Rated 90 - Baked apples, peaches, pastries and fresh butter on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with a creamy texture...
DC
90
JS
90
White
(375ml)
Bottle: $18.94
12 bottles: $18.56
Fruit aromas of white peach and Fuji apple fill your nose along with brioche toast and a touch of spice. The palate...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $47.61 $51.19
Rated 94 - A rich, round red with plum, berry, chocolate and walnut character. Lots of cherry flavors. It’s...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $22.90 $23.99
12 bottles: $22.44
Eshcol was the original name of our estate. First planted in the 1800s, the wines made here helped establish Napa’s...

United States California Napa Valley Oak Knoll District

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.

When it comes to New World wines, and especially wines from the United States of America, Napa Valley is something of a standard bearer. Over its relatively short history, it has managed to transform itself from being a fairly insignificant region, to becoming one of the most important and highly regarding wine locations on earth. With an ideal climate for viticulture, blazing sunshine and a low level of rainfall, this valley is shielded on many sides by mountain ranges which help it maintain a consistent level of heat, light and moisture throughout the year. Today, Napa Valley is a home of innovation and quality, with dozens of grape varietals thriving in the fertile soils. However, the main varietals grown there have always been Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Zinfandel, and the wines they produce are constantly lauded by critics and competitions across the globe.