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Kerr Cellars 2021 Pinot Noir

This wine offers a perfumed, juicy, dark nose of black cherry, cedar, mandarin zest, violets, fresh tobacco, and new leather. The juicy palate has a wonderful weight and balance, with ultra fine tannins, effortless length and flavors of plum, dark cherry, clove, carob, and violet. Drinking beautifully now, this wine is best consumed in the short term. Vineyard Notes: This Pinot Noir comes from the Silver Eagle vineyard in Sonoma, just outside the town of Occidental, and is a blend of the 3 clones, 45% Calera, 42% Pommard, 13% VR. The summer leading up to the 2021 harvest was ideal, with warm days and cool nights, and no intense heat spikes to speak of. The continuing drought and a few weather events during bud break limited yields, but the quality is very high. Small concentrated berries yield intense flavorful wines. Though small in volume the 2021 harvest is mighty in quality.

Kerr Cellars 2021 Curvature Red Wine

This wine exudes beautiful and varied fruit notes – red and black cherry, cassis – with a really juicy character balanced by fresh acidity and complexity – dried culinary herbs, dark chocolate, cedar, cinnamon, pencil shavings, wet stones. The entry is vibrant and silky opening to a round midpalate with nice weight, where darker notes prevail - black cherry, black licorice, hint of tobacco, dark chocolate, culinary bay. The texture is well resolved, with ultra fine tannins, quietly driving the ethereal, very long finish. The 2021 Curvature is lovely and eager to please, fresh and fun, yet has all the layers and nuances of a wine well above this price range. Vineyard Notes: The summer leading up to the 2021 harvest was ideal, with warm days and cool nights, and no intense heat spikes to speak of. The continuing drought and a few weather events during bud break limited yields, but the quality is very high. Small concentrated berries yield intense flavorful wines. Though small in volume the 2021 harvest is mighty in quality.

Kerr Cellars 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Layers of red-toned fruits, blackberry bramble, and forest floor on the nose, with subtle undertones of baking spices. The fruit darkens on the pallet, with intense black cherry laced with cocoa nib, and anise. These more dominant dark notes slowly yield to dried fruit and warming clove notes on the finish. The wine builds brilliantly, developing structure, while maintaining a lively delicacy. The soft plush tannins continue evolving, creating a long pleasing finish. Vineyard Notes: The 2019 vintage was one of the cooler vintages of the last decade. The first half of the growing season was moderate, and therefore somewhat extended. This allowed the vines time to slow their growth heading into veraison and maximize their nutrient uptake and pre-ripening photosynthesis. The second half of the season, in which the grapes ripen and are harvested, was warm, with some heat during the harvest period, leading to wines of incredible silkiness, fresh and pure fruit, elegant texture, and impressive length.

Sciandri Family Vineyards E'li Red Blend NV

Sciandri Family Vineyards is the creation of Ron and Roberta Sciandri, who fell in love with Napa Valley after purchasing and renovating a local motel. Eventually, they purchased 20 acres of land in Coombsville and created a small production brand that solely focuses on honoring winemaking techniques from their Italian Heritage. The elusive E’Li Red Blend was initially created as a last-ditch effort to make use of the various grape varietals that survived the Napa Valley 2017 fires. Each year, Sciandri combines different varietals and different vintages for their limited production E’Li…the types of grapes used are top secret, so no tech sheet here. Taste with a friend and create your own tasting notes and food pairing!

Piolet Vitners 2021 Secret Code Red Blend

Winemaker’s Notes As a marker of the vintage, this release of the “Black Label” is a Red Wine made up of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon of Red Mountain and Horse Heaven Hills and 10% Syrah of Royal Slope. Primary aromas of violets, black cherry, and black plum yield to forest floor, and sandalwood. Bold structure and incredible density on the palate reinforce the purity of fruit and harmonious balance of the vineyard. Plush tannin and flavors of blackberry, mocha, and prune drift for minutes on the finish. Vintage As one of the warmest seasons on record, the 2021 vintage provided optimal growing conditions across Washington. All markers of the growing season were advanced by two to three weeks from historical averages. Some wineries were bringing in fruit mid- August; unheard of in most years. In September and October, the temperatures cooled, allowing for more ideal flavor and phenolic development. Towards the finish line, the weather created an ideal vintage for Cabernet Sauvignon and red varietals, producing wines that were powerful and rich, yet elegant and balanced

Smith Devereux 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Our 100% Napa Valley Cabernet is sustainably farmed in Napa’s famed Oak Knoll District. Known as the "sweet spot" and heralded for moderate temperatures and balance, soils here are perfect for making rich, silky, reds (it's also where we host vineyard guests). Aged 26 Months in French Oak, this limited release wine has the structure of iconic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons, yet is unique in its grace and subtlety, gaining complexity and nuance over time.

Canepa Koch Wine Cellars "The Dude" 2021 Chardonnay

Canepa Koch Wine Cellars is a partnership between Mark Canepa and Neil Koch. Together Mark and Neil have over 25 years of wine industry experience. Mark and Neil have known each other since 2004 and both were recruited by Seguin Moreau (Cooperage in Napa Valley) and they both took Sales positions. They quickly realized that if they combined their skills and resources they could launch something exciting. Their goal is to create wines that are well rounded, enjoyable and affordable. WINEMAKER NOTES: The Dude label was created by two longtime wine industry professionals, one from the barrel-making side of things and the other from the winemaking side. With this experience it is no surprise that the oak is perfectly balanced, asserting presence without overpowering. TASTING NOTES: Tropical fruits, caramel, boiled peanuts, peaches and apricots with toffee. Just the right amount of acidity cleanses the palate  and the finish is refreshing and flavorful with browned butter and vanilla. VARIETALS: Chardonnay APPELLATION: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA

Ratti Cellars 2020 Battaglione Barbera d 'Asti

From the winery: Good persistence and full flavor delineate its character. Its structure, well suited to medium aging, makes it unique among its peers. The grapes come in part from our vineyards of Villa Pattono at Costigliole d’Asti and from other vineyards of the Asti hills. The historical “soldier” label was created by Renato Ratti to recall the heroism of the Piedmontese regiments in the XVIII Century. The Albeisa – from the name of the city of Alba – it is the iconic bottle created by Renato Ratti in 1973, desired as a way of identifying the uniqueness of a territory and its wines. Tasting notes: Intense red color. Fragrance of ripe fruit against a spice background. Full flavored, pleasant and elegant, with good persistence. It's a rich and structured wine, also suited to medium aging. A wine for first courses and red meats.

Ver Sacrum 2021 Gloria Grenache

From the winery: This wine is 100% hand harvested Garnacha from a single plot that is all planted to goblet within the estate vineyard in the Los Chacayes IG within the Uco Valley. The nose is vibrant and perfumed showing raspberry and cranberry wrapped up in wet clay and a touch of ash. The palate is soft and round with red cherry and baking spices with a light tannin backbone. A very nuanced and layered wine.

Montinore Estate 2022 Borealis White Blend

From the Winery: Rudy Marchesi came to wine and to Montinore Estate via the Bronx and New Jersey. Guided by a passion that was instilled early on by his Italian grandparents, Rudy sought out Oregon as a place that enabled creativity and, with careful coaxing, could grow grapes capable of delivering wine showcasing the truest expression of the land where it was grown. A place where one could, within the estate, grow the grapes, make the wine and send it out to the world. Rudy became proprietor of the 210-acre farm in 2005 after many years of overseeing operations and as the vineyard consultant. Taking his experience as a winegrower, winemaker and wholesale distributor full circle, he returned back to the land, with a mission to make wine from the ground up. Today, Rudy presides over the estate with daughter Kristin, who is leading the second generation forward as General Manager. Together, they work with the vineyard crew to nurture the land, and with the winemakers to craft wines expressive of the rolling hills and cool breezes of the North Willamette Valley, nestled at the foothills of the Coast Range outside Forest Grove, OR. All Montinore wines are firmly rooted in the values of a well-lived life, one that includes the enjoyment of food and wine with friends and family. They are crafted for the dinner table, featuring fresh and lively flavors that give immediate satisfaction, but are also built with structure to age. The wines reflect the thrill Rudy receives "in the simplicity of artistry." They are a celebration of a place and culture where wine is a part of the everyday. Tasting Notes: A bouquet of tropical aromas on the nose, notes of pineapple, passion fruit and lychee mingle with hints of lavender. The palate is lively, showcasing flavors of white peach and green apple complimented by a bright, mouthwatering acidity. The finish is fruity and moderately sweet, leaving lingering notes of strawberry and guava. Varietal: 55% Riesling, 20% Pinot Gris, 15% Müller-Thurgau, 10% Gewürztraminer

Domaine Dupeuble 2022 Beaujolais

From the winery: Approachable and unpretentious, this wine was my springboard to our Beaujolais portfolio when I first started working for Kermit in 2016. Back then, the painless price point made it a no-brainer weeknight wine for me and my roommates. On my way home from work, I’d pop into the Berkeley shop to grab a bottle (and usually a baguette from Acme) to slurp alongside whatever was on the menu that night: takeout Chinese, homemade pizzas loaded with toppings, Brie and salami…Washed down with a cool glass of Dupeuble’s fresh and juicy Gamay, even the simplest of suppers was guaranteed to hit the spot. Even after experiencing renowned crus from the region’s most-storied domaines, I continue to come back to this wine vintage after vintage. For the purity of fruit and bliss-inducing drinkability of each bottle, the Dupeubles’ wines are in a league of their own. Extraordinary value awaits those bargain-hunting pleasure seekers. Varietal: Gamay AVA: Beaujolais, France

Trentadue Winery 2022 Old Patch Red (OPR)

From the winery: The 2022 OPR is predominately Zin blended with Petite Sirah and Carignane resulting in very fruity yet complex and full-bodied Rhone- like style wine. The wine has dark red color with intense black cherry aromas, blueberries, and cherry cola as an immediate impression. With aeration nuances of ripe plums, vanilla and cocoa are showing with a dose of toasted oak and dark licorice. On the mouth the wine is fresh and juicy with youthful brightness, finishing long and fruity. This is a wine that will pair well with variety of foods, but it is also very enjoyable on its own. Our 2022 OPR is delicious now, but it will reward your patience with 2-5 years of aging.