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Amuse Bouche, Caymus, Sinatra, Entre Nous & New Pinot Producer Debaise Wines
 

 

Below are some new offerings that I thought you'd be interested to hear about and try. It's finally sunny and warm here (we missed spring and just jumped right into 100+degree summer) so we can store your wine for you in our temp-controlled warehouse until fall if you'd like. Otherwise, I would suggest overnight or 2day shipping.

For 12 bottle case purchases, whether solid or mixed, you can receive 10% on the retail below unless it says net. Also, let me know if you’re interested in more of some of the other wines you picked up.

AMUSE BOUCHE RED 2009 - this is Heidi Barrett's newest release and is a blend of Merlot and a touch of Cab Franc. I first got into this wine in its first release in 2002 and have been fortunate to get enough of an allocation to actually write about it. $260/btl

SINATRA FAMILY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008 - Last year I introduced this new offering in our F&W catalog and then it got some great reviews from wine critics. This isn't just another celebrity or in this case, celebrity family getting into wine. It's actually really good. Coming from their partner's vineyard on Atlas Peak, this Cab is full-bodied with a gorgeous nose that moves right into the palate. Heidi Barrett consults on this project for the Sinatra kids. $95/btl

Entre Nous from Kristine Ashe Vineyards - if you've driven North on Hwy 29, you've probably seen this new vineyard that's just below Cardinale. Kristine, like most wanted great land for her new vineyard and unlike most, was fortunate to be able to hire David Abreu to plant the vineyard and now has created a great winemaking team - winemaker Philippe Melka (Dana Estate, Vineyard 29, Gemstone) and vineyard manager Jim Barbour (Revana, Grace, Hundred Acre, DR Stephens). I just brought in their Sauvignon Blanc 2010 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2008.

ENTRE NOUS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2010 - Philippe is using a mix of the concrete eggs (Vineyard 29 and Rudd were one of the first to start using these eggs for aging SB) to produce a crisp, layered SB. Minerality and citrus are the predominant notes. $36/btl net

ENTRE NOUS CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2008 - This like many big Napa players, 2008 was a small vintage for Ashe Vineyards. This was because they were very particular with fruit selection and the berries were small but possessed great conventration. The '08 reflects the vineyard site with dark red fruit and that smooth tannin characteristic that Philippe has become known to produce. $118/btl net

INTRODUCING DEBIASE WINES! - Thomas DeBiase is now making his own Pinot Noir. Thomas is most known for his position as associate winemaker at Kosta Browne for 2 years and also learning how to make Pinot from John Holdredge of Holdredge Wine and Ed Kurtzman of August West and Freeman. These pinots are more structured and masculine than other Pinots and are really quite age-worthy. Both wines need to be opened an hour before drinking. Great price points too for the quality. Total production for these two wines is about 600 cases.

DEBIASE RRV PINOT NOIR 2009 – This is a cuvee of RRV fruit from 3 vineyards - Hummingbird Hill, Fritschen and Rochioli Vineyards. Deep, aromatic nose leading into a smooth, yet layered pinot. Highly recommend. $45/btl

DEBIASE FRITSCHEN VINEYARD PINOT NOIR 2009 - this single vineyard site sits approx 500 feet on Eastside Road and overlooks the single vineyards of Williams Selyem. This is the most Burgundian pinot I've tasted in awhile and I think this will age longer than many of the RRV Pinots. $55/btl

CAYMUS NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2009- just released to me. Like last year, the Napa Cab is allocated. Their recent change in farming and winemaking practices has brought them back to the front of the pack in terms of consistency. $83.5/btl

Let us know if you have any questions about these wines!
Thanks a lot,

 


Kerrin Laz, Wine Director
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