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Snowden Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Franc Melchior Kemper Vineyard

WINEMAKER NOTES: A perennial blending component of our Reserve wines of the past, this 2018 is our first major release of a 100% Cabernet Franc and we could not be more delighted with this weightless, sublime beauty! TASTING NOTES: Intoxicating aromas of violets and juniper berries. On the palate it is seamless, ethereal, and long. It is like fine, transparent silk blowing gently in the wind. Flavors of cranberry and cedar ripple and weave, lingering for minutes. VARIETALS: 100% Cabernet Franc APPELLATION: Napa Valley, California, USA PRODUCTION: 2,900 cases

Trujillo Wines 2019 The Ramone Red Blend

WINEMAKER NOTES: A special Cabernet based blend that is a bit different in style to that of the Trujillo Cabernets. Made from new grape sources to those that make the Trujillo Cabernets and pushing the Cabernet percentage to near 75%. With this, I still describe the blend as a Cabernet varietal, yet have the luxury to bring in other fruits. All five Bordeaux varietals lend to its seamless balance and complexity. -Michael Trujillo, Winemaker TASTING NOTES: Expressing in the aromatics of sweet dark cherry, violets, hints of cola, and spice, with subtle hints of sweet herbs and cedar, all ascend upward as the wine opens up in the glass. Flavors of dark cherry, bakers’ coco and rich plum jump forward with subtle hints of sweet tobacco. The flavors are well laced and held together with fine integrated tannin. A fun red wine for all occasions VARIETALS: 75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.5% Merlot, 8% Cab Franc, 4% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot APPELLATION: Napa Valley, California, USA PRODUCTION: 48 Cases

Oakville East 2018 Franc 'n Stern Cabernet Franc

WINEMAKER NOTES: Our story began thousands of years ago, when a single mountain within the Vaca Range split in two and collapsed, resulting in a rubble field of volcanic core stones that face the setting sun. This event created what is now the eastern border of the Oakville AVA, and is a site that is exposed to constant and intense daily sunshine. This results in grapes that possess extremely ripe tannins, contributing to the unique elegance and approachability of our wines. Because of the ‘magic’ of this place and to ensure we produce wines reflective of the site, every step in the winemaking and viticulture process is first class. TASTING NOTES: Oakville East Franc ‘N Stern, Cabernet Franc 2018, exhibits monstrously deep aromas of violets, cassis, cherry, black current stitched together with floral notes of baking chocolate and pepper. The mouth feel is shocking elegant with soft dense lush textures exceptional forward fruit with long lasting soft velvet tannins. VARIETALS: 96% Cabernet Franc & 4% Cabernet Sauvignon APPELLATION: Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA PRODUCTION: 98 Cases  

Scarlett Wines 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES: The McGah family’s history in Northern California began over a century ago when our great grandfather, E.W. McGah, first put down roots in the San Francisco Bay area. The McGah family continues to reside on the 65 acres of vineyards in the heart of Rutherford and representing over four generations of wine growers, the family’s personal touch can be felt from the soil to the glass.
— Mike Smith TASTING NOTES: The 2018 McGah Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a brooding, complex, and beautiful Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon that can only be made in this storied appellation. The uplifting aromatics showcase multiple layers of black cassis, red fruits, and earthy components known for this terroir. The mid palate is perfectly balanced with abundant blue, red and black fruits, followed by a full-bodied mouthfeel that hovers across the spectrum of the palate. Perfectly integrated structure and polished tannins lead to a detailed and long finish that carries the signature Rutherford dust component that our wines are known for. A blend from five of our Cabernet Sauvignon blocks on the estate, this wine showcases the unparalleled terroir of the McGah Vineyard. Allow 2-3 years for the tannins and fruit to come together or enjoy it in its prime 5-10 years out. - Mike Smith, Winemaker VARIETALS: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot APPELLATION: Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA PRODUCTION: 2,926 cases

Hill Family Estate 2019 The Barrel Blend Red Wine

WINEMAKER NOTES: The Barrel Blend is put together with the help of Kyle Knox, a great surfer and a wine professional, now with his own distributorship, who loved the idea of “being in the barrel” as both a wine term, and a surfing term. 2019 was a year with roller coaster weather and balanced wines. The Merlot reached maturity at lower Brix numbers, and as usual we added Syrah, Petit Sirah and Zinfandel for added layers of fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon was blended in for dignity, and Pinot Noir for grace. The wine knitted together early, so we expect this wine to come out of the bottle ready to provide entertainment and pleasure for years to come. TASTING NOTES: Aromas of deep black cherry and boysenberry fruit are underlaid by spicy vanilla flavored oak, along with supporting flavors of raspberry, plum, licorice, and chocolate. The wine has a well-constructed young palate, with fruit crammed into the structure to form an intense ripe boysenberry center. VARIETALS: 41% Merlot, 13% Syrah, 12% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Zinfandel, 9% Petite Sirah, 2% Pinot Noir, 2% Dolcetto and 2% Viognier APPELLATION: Napa Valley, California, USA PRODUCTION: 4,500 cases  

Martoccia Di Brunelli 2017 Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG

WINEMAKER NOTES: With one of the highest cellars in Montalcino, not only is the view from Luca Brunelli’s hillside estate breathtaking, but you could catapult a stone from the town’s famous fortress (one of the last to fall in Siena’s wars against Firenze) and be assured a hit. In a bit of sweet irony, along with the altitude come some of the lowest yields in the entire Brunello DOCG. Taking the bonsai approach to his craft, Luca is a master when it comes to sculpting small plants with excruciatingly low yields. His Sangiovese Grosso vines only grow 20 inches high, for example, with the lowest grapes often a mere 6 inches off the ground! Permitting only 4 clusters per plant for his Brunello, it is physically impossible for him to get even 1 bottle from each vine. Just to put things in perspective, this means his Brunello has lower yields than some of the most expensive Right Bank Bordeaux. TASTING NOTES:
Color:     Deep ruby red
Nose:      Complex layers of cherry, blueberry, black tea, and balsamic
Palate:    Full-bodied, with dark fruit, structured tannins, and integrated acidity
Finish:    Structured, long, and balanced
VARIETALS: 100% Sangiovese Grosso APPELLATION: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy PRODUCTION: 18,000 bottles

Poggio del Moro 2021 Pet Nat Bianco Frizzante IGP

WINEMAKER NOTES: Poggio del Moro estate is located in the middle of Tuscany, the heaven of smoky slopes, to the south of Montepulciano, in the neighborhood of old Chianciano. The estate had been created through the love and passion of Tatiana and Alex during the last 10 years with the help of a professional, young and passionate team from all over the world. TASTING NOTES:

A Wave Worth Surrendering To

Enveloping scents transport you to a cool Tuscan morning. Its exquisite floweriness is revealed through a vibrant vitality to blanket the palate in wildflowers from Malvasia grapes, honey, hay from Trebbiano Procanico, and white fruits from Grechetto. It’s pure pleasure for the palate. 

— Tatiana, Poggio del Moro VARIETALS: Equal Parts Trebbiano, Grechetto, Malvasia APPELLATION: Siena IGP, Tuscany, Italy PRODUCTION: 5000 Bottles

Miura Vineyards 2021 Monterey Pinot Noir

WINEMAKER NOTES: Miura (myu rä) Derived from Don Eduardo Miura, the most famous breeder of Spanish fighting bulls; for the Spanish, Miura is a legendary name signifying nobility, boldness and power. Miura is our program that focuses on what we feel are the best regions in California for the growing of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Within each of those regions we have selected the vineyards that best exemplify that area stylistically and qualitatively. The '21 Pinot Noir is a distinctive and complex offering that highlights the Monterrey County terroir. TASTING NOTES: Aromas of black cherry and floral-infused blackberry fruit with some sweet cherries, and forest leaves. On the palate there is red cherries, grenadine, red licorice, and baking-spice flavors. Very approachable from the onset, fuller bodied and riper fruit flavor, unexpected from a Pinot Noir. The beautifully balanced tannins make this wine a winner for the Matador after a long day of fighting bulls. VARIETALS: 100% Pinot Noir APPELLATION: Monterey County, California, USA PRODUCTION: 654 cases

Penfolds 2020 Bin 28 Shiraz

WINEMAKER NOTES: First produced in 1959, Bin 28 is Penfolds earliest Bin-range wine. The first releases were single-vineyard wines made from the renowned Kalimna Vineyard in the Barossa Valley. Bin 28 offers a showcase of warm-climate Australian Shiraz – ripe, robust and generously flavoured. First made in 1959, Bin 28 is named after the famous Barossa Valley Kalimna Vineyard purchased by Penfolds in 1945 and from which the wine was originally sourced. Today, Bin 28 is a multi-region, multi-vineyard blend, with the Barossa Valley always well represented. Kalimna Bin 28 offers a showcase of warm climate Australian shiraz – ripe, robust and generously flavoured. “THE 2020 BIN 28 IS A CLASSIC EXPRESSION OF PENFOLDS HOUSE STYLE. THE ART OF MULTI-REGIONAL BLENDING PROVIDES A FAMILIAR WARMTH AND COMFORT.” - MATT WOO, PENFOLDS WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES: COLOUR:  Black ruby plum. Magenta rim with black core. NOSE:  Benchmark Penfolds shiraz. A generous kaleidoscope of warm-climate aromatics. Blackcurrant, black plum, ironstone, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, cola. Chocolate gateau, adorned with candied cherries. Earthy North African spices: ‘Ras El Hanout’ - paprika, cinnamon, pepper, cloves, fennel. PALATE:  Always honest, warm, approachable. Chocolate mud cake dense, rich, opulent. Cinnamon syrup poached red cherries. Coconut shavings, milk chocolate... wait, a Bounty bar! Summer plum pudding with currants and crème anglaise. Bone marrow broth, Vietnamese Phò - layered complexity and texture. Turmeric, cinnamon, star anise clove. Cola with a suggestion of Chinotto bitterness. Sweet, layered fruit with earthy spices. Mouthcoating, chewy tannins. Cherry pip acidity. VARIETALS: Shiraz APPELLATIONS: McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Padthaway, Clare Valley, Australia

Cantine Elvio Tintero 2021 Vino Bianco

WINEMAKER NOTES: The Tintero Elvio farm is located on the steep but spectacular hills of the Municipality of Mango (CN) in the Gramella area. Precisely on these hills, the Tintero family has been taking care of the land and the vine for three generations, a "symbol of familiarity and prestige." The company is currently run by Marco and Cinzia. In the 80s Elvio, Marco's father, attracted by the potential of the Moscato grape and by the excellent position of the vineyards (south, south-west) decided to expand his experience and production. At the same time the Denomination of Controlled Origin (DOC) has its first effects in helping the development and protection of the product. In 1993, Moscato reached its peak in terms of protection and quality, thanks to the DOCG. Despite being a company linked to traditions, we follow the evolution of the market and its requests with great constancy and commitment. Our research is aimed at the quality of the product not only as an element linked to organoleptic aspects but also in respect of the natural balances linked to it. In fact, we are constantly attentive to the evolution of ecosystems using suitable and less "revolutionary" agronomic practices. Our structure is followed by specialized technicians who allow us to be compatible with the protection of the environment and with the care of the natural space. TASTING NOTES: If you ever need a white wine for a wedding, reunion, or any large gathering, look no further than this Piemontese white blend from Marco Tintero, a specialist of festive, unpretentious, and hedonistic bottlings from the gorgeous hills of Piedmont. Not only does it deliver flat-out deliciousness and exceptional value, but more importantly—and more fun—it bears a slight effervescence that dials its “festive factor” up to 10. With pure, bright, and fresh notes of citrus and orchard fruit, this bianco proves once again that Piedmont is not just about lofty Barolo and Barbaresco but is home also to some of the country’s great weeknight table—and weekend celebration—wines. —Tom Wolf VARIETALS: 50% Favorita, 25% Moscato, 20% Arneis, 5% Chardonnay APPELLATION: Piedmont, Italy

Zeni Wines 2021 Bardolino Chiaretto Classico "VigneAlte" Rosé

WINEMAKER NOTES: Since 1870 the Zeni Family have been dedicated to growing and producing classic Veronese wines. Fausto, Elena and Federica run the business following in their father Gaetano ‘Nino’ Zeni's footsteps. With land holdings of 60 hectares of vines, the family operates two wineries, one located in Bardolino and the other in Valpolicella. Ideally situated in the heart of both regions they have the pick of the bunch from the long-term contract growers and they now assist managing 25 additional hectares of vineyards.  Only the best grapes can result in wines with such a distinctive character that are true expressions of a unique terroir. TASTING NOTES: Colour: rosé Bouquet: intense and fruity, with hints of peach blossom, roses and violets Taste: dry, harmonious and lively Consumption: wine to be drunk young, served at a temperature of 12-14°C VARIETALS: Corvina & Rondinella APPELLATION: Bardolino Classico, Bardolino DOC, Veneto, Italy

Monsieur Touton 2018 "La Tribuna" Red Wine

WINEMAKER NOTES: Part of the Monsieur Touton Family of Wines, Bodega El Angosto belongs to the Chamber family and is located in the Finca Santa Rosa, inside an old bodega from the nineteenth century. The vineyards are located on two farms: Santa Rosa and El Angosto. The vineyards are nestled in hillside soils, calcareous and poor in organic matter. The goal of Bodega El Angosto is to develop Mediterranean wines, elegant and concentrated, while respecting the land. TASTING NOTES: Intense ruby color with purple reflections. Nose aromas of fresh red fruit, flowers and light toasted aromas stand out on the nose. The palate is broad, round and tasty. Best served accompanying pasta in Bolognese sauce, grilled vegetables, roasted chicken with aromatic herbs, grilled fish, ham and cold cuts, cured hard cheese. VARIETALS: 34% Garnacha, 33% Monastrell, 33% Syrah APPELLATION: Valencia, Spain