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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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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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Renwood Clarion 2010

$12.99 Amador County, California PLCB Code# 33354 Firm and zesty, with notes of briary blackberry, toasted herb and cracked pepper. Zinfandel and Syrah. Drink now through 2017. 86 Points Wine Spectator, Dec 2012 75% Zinfandel and 25% Syrah. Mild berry … Continue reading

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Curtis Heritage Cuvee 2010

$14.99 Santa Barbara, California PLCB Code# 33352 This is a complex wine, with subtle cherry, licorice, herb and sandalwood flavors that finish dry and spicy. The balance is impeccable. Blended from Mourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, it’s the winery’s most … Continue reading

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Morgan Metallico Chardonnay 2012

$19.99 Monterey, California PLCB Code# 46401 Pure and ripe, offering juicy notes of honeydew melon, ginger, spice and nectarine, ending with a sustained finish that echoes the core fruit flavors. Drink now through 2017. 6,108 cases made. –JL 90 Points, Smart … Continue reading

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Bonny Doon Contra 2012

$9.99 Contra Costa County, California Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33245 This is the rating for 2011, and I think that it could apply to the 2012: An old vine field blend of 58% Carignan, 27% Mourvedre, 8% Grenache and the … Continue reading

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Hope Family Wines Treana White 2011

$19.99 Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California PLCB Code# 46961 Made in a big, rich style, the 2011 Treana White checks in as a blend of equal parts Marsanne and Roussanne that spent 9 months in French oak. Very tropical … Continue reading

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Samsara Black Oak Vineyard Grenache 2011

$34.99 Santa Barbara County, California PLCB Code# 48358 A gorgeous wine the, 2011 Grenache Black Oak Vineyard, from a site in the Alisos Canyon, wafts from the glass with distinctly savory notes that add both complexity and delineation to the … Continue reading

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Morgan Metallico Chardonnay 2012

$19.99 Santa Lucia Highlands, California PLCB Code# 46401 Metallico is Chardonnay in the purest form, without an overlay of oak or malolactic fermentation to mask any of its fruit expression. Aromatics, intense fruit character and bright acidity are the goals … Continue reading

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