Category Archives: California

Wente Vineyards Riverbank Riesling 2013

$7.99 Arroyo Seco, Monterey, California Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33893   In your glass it’s a golden ray of sunshine with grapefruit-honeysuckle perfume. A sip is strange – a good strange. Unlike any Riesling you’ve ever enjoyed, you still have … Continue reading

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Jamieson Ranch Double Lariat Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

$39.99 Napa Valley, California PLCB Code# 47975 A super-sexy, seductive style of Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Double Lariat has sweet tannins, lush black cherry and a blackcurrant fruit, no hard edges and touches of chocolate and espresso in … Continue reading

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Robert Young Estate Winery Chardonnay 2012

$32.99 Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California PLCB Code# 47263   Normally this wine does not go through malolactic fermentation. The 2012 Chardonnay Robert Young Vineyard exhibits a light gold color, notes of caramelized unbuttered popcorn, orange blossom and other citrus, … Continue reading

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Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2013

$17.99 Sonoma, California PLCB Code# 4726   Nice ripe plum and blackberry  fruit, mild spice and pepper.  There is good body and it is well balanced with medium tannin and acid on the medium-length finish 89 Points Bob’s Bulletin

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Orin Swift Mannequin 2013

$39.99 California PLCB Code# 49864   The 2013 Proprietary White Mannequin, which draws fruit from diverse regions of Northern California such as the Carneros Basin and the Sonoma Coast, is actually a blend of 76% Chardonnay, 8% Viognier, 6% Marsanne, … Continue reading

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Byron Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley 2012

$16.99 Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara, California Plcb Code#   Appealing, with a rich, juicy core of intense fruitiness, offering tiers of melon, citrus and tropical fruit. Very clean, pure and focused. Drink now.–JL 90 Points Wine Spectator 7/15   … Continue reading

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Star Lane Cabernet Happy Canyon Santa Barbara 2011

$21.99 Santa Barbara County, California Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33902   100% Cabernet Sauvignon, barrel aged for 20 months.  Nice aromas of dark berries and leather.  There is a moderate amount of ripe blackberry and plum fruit with medium tannins … Continue reading

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Cameron Hughes Lot 318 Meritage 2010

$11.99 Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, California PLCB #33531 Comprised of 64% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Petit Verdot, Cameron Huges’ Lot #318 was entirely sourced from Napa Valley’s Atlas Peak AVA. The wine is medium-bodied with … Continue reading

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Roots Run Deep Educated Guess Cabernet 2012

$19.99 Napa, California PLCB Code# 48843 I usually don’t entertain wines with catchy names (i.e. Fat Bastard, Barefoot) but after passing over Educated Guess a few times at Costco, I decided to give it a chance. And wow,that just sounded … Continue reading

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Ottimino Russian River Valley Rancho Bello Zinfandel 2009

$17.99 Sonoma, California PLCB Code# 33384 Dense and zesty, with tart blueberry and anise aromas that follow through to layered flavors of boysenberry, white pepper and sage. Drink now through 2017. 89 Points Wine Spectator, Jun 2012 Moderate intensity ripe … Continue reading

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