Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $23.93
12 bottles: $23.45
The wines that first propelled Steve's interest in working with Gamay were mainly from Beaujolais; however, Barsotti...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $84.94
12 bottles: $83.24
Rated 94 - The 2016 Caldera (Mourvèdre/Grenache/Cunoise) is bright, polished and beautifully focused, with plenty of...
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White
(750ml)
Bottle: $26.95
12 bottles: $26.41
100% Chardonnay from Mathew Rorick’s limestone vineyard site. The vines sit on very steep, east-facing slopes, and...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $31.94
12 bottles: $31.30
100% Mourvedre from decomposed granite soils. Foot crushed, whole cluster fermented in open top tanks, and aged in a...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $27.95
12 bottles: $27.39
100% Zinfandel from Sumu Kaw. 2900 ft elevation, volcanic loam soils.
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Red
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Bottle: $29.94
12 bottles: $29.34
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Red
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Bottle: $33.94
12 bottles: $33.26
Rated 90 - While relatively light in color and lean in body, this well-balanced wine has charming red- and...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $31.57
12 bottles: $30.94
Savory and Spicy and everything nice, the Goldbud Mourvedre is a spice chest of aromatics. Roasted vanilla and...
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Red
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Bottle: $32.95
12 bottles: $32.29
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Red
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Bottle: $30.94
12 bottles: $30.32
This lovely wine offers up aromas of strawberry compote, a touch of caramel and earth, and the unfolds on the palate...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $29.95
12 bottles: $29.35
This beautiful high elevation Gamay was inspired by our love for Cru Beaujolais and the wines of Fleurie in...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $40.94
12 bottles: $40.12
This lovely Grenache blend features classic Southern Rhône earth, cherry and spice notes on the nose, and excellent...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $24.83
12 bottles: $24.33
This Mourvèdre dominated blend expresses itself immediately once in the glass, with core aromas and flavors of spice...
Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $43.94
12 bottles: $43.06
Rated 91 - Concentrated and tightly wrapped, this wine has tempting flavors and good balance for aging. Focused...
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Red
(750ml)
Bottle: $33.84 $33.94
12 bottles: $33.16
Rated 91 - Floral, spicy aromas and bold well-articulated flavors accompany a firm, moderately tannic texture in this...
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United States California Sierra Foothills El Dorado

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.