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White
750ml
Bottle: $13.43
12 bottles: $12.76
Pour a glass and you’ll discover a brilliant golden liquid overflowing with aromas of crisp citrus, green apple,...
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Rapid Ship
White
750ml
Bottle: $40.95 $46.80
The 2017 Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyards opens with aromas of lemon meringue, popcorn, banana chip and stone fruits...
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Red
750ml - Case of 12
Bottle: $32.89
Boysenberry, ripe raspberry, and citrus on the nose. Medium-bodied with nuanced acid and fine tannin texture. Crisp...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $42.53
6 bottles: $41.68
COLOR: Medium Gold. NOSE: Pronounced pear and golden yellow apple lined with a floral note of jasmine, apricot, and...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $15.94 $17.91
12 bottles: $15.62
Packed with pear, apple and citrus aromas and shows exceptional depth and body. Offers rich flavors of green apple...
Red
750ml
Bottle: $13.65
12 bottles: $11.75
Case only
Red
750ml - Case of 12
Bottle: $59.94
Tina Marie is lighter in color with more of a deep ruby core vs dark purple, with very pronounced aromatics. Fresh...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $52.27 $58.08
12 bottles: $47.12
A fleshy, open-knit style, with a coating of melted licorice and sweet toast over a core of plum and cherry puree...
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Red
1.5Ltr
Bottle: $126.12 $132.76
6 bottles: $120.00
Offers notes of plum preserves and cherry clafoutis that glide through, with sweet toast around the edges. The soft,...
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Rapid Ship
Red
750ml
Bottle: $37.20 $40.00
Offers notes of plum preserves and cherry clafoutis that glide through, with sweet toast around the edges. The soft,...
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $36.07 $40.08
12 bottles: $29.64
COLOR: Ruby Red with hints of plum. AROMATICS: Raspberry tart, blueberry, dried rosemary, and molasses. PALATE: Bold...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $21.67 $24.08
6 bottles: $20.00
Creamy brioche, nougat and vanilla threaded through with spiced lemons and white fruit. Round, medium- to full-bodied...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $20.52 $22.80
12 bottles: $18.24
Ripe white fruit and spice flavors show pastry accents, with biscuit notes on the finish. Drink now. 12,824 cases made.
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White
750ml
Bottle: $39.94 $42.48
12 bottles: $34.28
Made from Chardonnay grapes grown only 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the famous Goldridge soils of the Russian...
Red
750ml
Bottle: $41.94
12 bottles: $41.10
The appearance is medium red with a purple hue and semi-opaque center. From the glass classic aromas of cherry cola,...
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Rose
750ml
Bottle: $21.88 $24.00
The 2022 Rosé of Pinot Noir Hopkins Ranch is a gorgeous aperitif-style Rosé to drink now and over the next year or...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $25.20
12 bottles: $23.94
• Certified Organic. • 100% Sauvignon Blanc. • Hopkins Ranch (Russian River Valley AVA). • Whole cluster...
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Rapid Ship
White
750ml
Bottle: $15.93 $16.66
This 2022 Russian River Valley Chardonnay leads with a fresh bouquet of yellow peach, baked apple, and lemon that...
White
750ml
Bottle: $18.94
12 bottles: $18.56
The nose blossoms with guava and grapefruit. The palate is crisp with stone fruit, Meyer lemon and spice. Bright and...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $16.20 $18.00
12 bottles: $14.25
Accents of flint and white pepper play off the tasty lemon, vanilla and green apple flavors of this medium-bodied,...
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United States California Sonoma Valley Russian River Valley

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.

California's beautiful and remarkably fertile Sonoma Valley has grown over the decades to become one of the United States' most respected and profitable wine regions, with wineries within the region benefiting from the superb Californian sunshine, low rainfall and wonderfully rich soils. Because of this vital combination of excellent conditions, the region is able to grow a wide range of grape varietals for use in the production of an impressive array of wines, with many different red and white wine grapes flourishing each year and producing excellent and characterful results. The soils have been enriched by volcanic activity, and the presence of geothermal springs, which make this region a unique one, and very much the beating heart of California's ever growing wine industry.

Of all the wine producing regions in California, Sonoma County is one of the most highly regarded, having had a long and fruitful history which has helped shape the American wine industry. Within Sonoma County, we find the AVA of Russian River Valley, a beautiful viticultural area centred around the Russian river, and responsible for around one sixth of Sonoma’s high quality wine production. The vineyards of the region were first planted some two hundred years ago by immigrant communities coming over to California. At first, the vines planted here were generally for private consumption - a reminder of home gardens in Spain and Italy - but by the beginning of the twentieth century, business was booming with a couple of hundred wineries in operation, thanks to the unique nature of the terroir and the effectiveness with which the grapes were growing.

The Russian River Valley is renowned worldwide for the character and quality of its wines, which are the result of the region’s perfect, cool climate, which is affected by the Pacific fog which rolls in over the valley. This coolness tempers the strong sunshine of the area, and allows for a longer, slower ripening season - thus adding character and expression to the grape varietals which grow there. The main vines grown in Russian River Valley are cool climate grapes - Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - which make up for over forty percent of the grapes grown there. The hillier parts of Russian River Valley have had great success with Syrah and Zinfandel, and other parts of the region are experimenting successful with Bordeaux grapes, too.