New Offering Archives


This fall release season has been really different than the past few years here. Normally, October is my craziest month for bringing in new releases but this year, November has been far busier- last month was merely the dress rehearsal. This section will be devoted to letting you know about new offerings I’m adding to our selection that are so small in production they don’t make it outside of California or onto our website- that is, until now.

This week I brought in offerings from some of the great Cab houses like Araujo, Merus,
Dalla Valle and Revana. I was also finally able to work out my allocation of single vineyard DuMOLs. I completely agree with vintner Kerry Murphy when he says that his Chard offerings are some of the best yet. Then yesterday, I tasted the brand-new 2008 Switchback Ridge offerings with my vintner friend, Kelly Peterson-Holmes. Believe it or not, their ‘08s are built to last. Finally, I just brought in a newcomer Cab that drinks like a $50 bottle. Real price? $27. The name is Cultivar and it’s a knockout.

Listed are the new releases I just picked up this week. Have any questions or are interested in finding out more about these offerings? Give us a call at our D&D wine offices in the Napa Valley- 888.888.1343 or

Best Find of the Week
Cultivar, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
$27 per bottle - you should be buying this by the case!!

Cabernet Sauvignon/Cab Blend
Araujo, Eisele Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cade, Cuvee, Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Dalla Valle, Collina, Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 – made from the newer plantings on the vineyard, it’s classic DV on the nose but super-lush and approachable
Merus, Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Ovid, Proprietary Red 2007
Revana, Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Switchback Ridge, Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Other Red
DuMOL, Ryan, Pinot Noir 2008
Switchback Ridge, Merlot 2008
Switchback Ridge, Petite Sirah 2008

Diatom, Huber Vineyard, Chardonnay 2009 – one of my favorite newer Chard producers!
DuMOL, Chloe, Chardonnay 2008
DuMOL, Isobel, Chardonnay 2008
DuMOL, Lia, Viognier 2009
Kistler, Les Noisetiers, Chardonnay 2007

‘Till next time, remember this - drink any and every wine, so long as it’s good! 


Kerrin Laz, Wine Director
Dean & Deluca