Azur Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Elan and Julien Fayard are bringing one of the most unique Rutherford SBs to your table. At a recent tasting with wine friends visiting the Napa Valley, we shared four SBs and this one showed the best. We all agreed it was because of its racy acidity balanced with melon fruit. With only 250 cases produced, this wine barely makes it out of California. We're thrilled to make it available to you.
County Line Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2009
Each year we wait in anticipation for the County Line Rosé to be released, so we were pleased to learn that Eric Sussman of Radio-Coteau had launched a Pinot Noir under the County Line label. This '09 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir comes from cool climate vineyard sites, specifically choosen for this bottling. Focused and drinking well now, this new offering is—we think—the perfect choice when you don't want to open a more expensive Pinot but still want an expressive, high-quality bottle to enjoy. - Kerrin Laz, Wine Director
Fisticuffs Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Friends and co-vintners of TuTu Pinot Grigio, Rob Lawson of Pavi Wines and Jeff Smith of Hourglass, decided a few years ago to apply their concept for TuTu (great wine at an even better price) to a great drinking Cab. The result? Fisticuffs. Produced from Napa vineyard grapes, the 2008 vintage is perfect to open and enjoy fresh out of the bottle. - Kerrin Laz, Wine Director
Tallulah Les Trois Voix GSM 2006
We've been long-time fans (long-time meaning since their 2004 debut vintage) of Tallulah for one crucial reason- their wines taste considerably more expensive then their actual price. Their 2006 Red blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre is pure hedonism in a bottle. Briary with wild red fruit, there are enough layers in the glass to keep you curious for another sip. Sourced from Shake Ridge Ranch Vineyard in the Sierra Foothills, we think this will go strikingly well in your everday drinking line-up.