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New Offerings from Turley, Araujo, BOND, Couloir, World's End, Kistler, Lewis & newcomer LaRue 


New Offerings from Turley, Araujo, BOND, Couloir, World's End, Kistler, Lewis & newcomer LaRue

This is a VERY important and exciting time in the world of DEAN & DELUCA wine! We have officially launched our new wine website, Your California Wine Source. I think you'll find that this is unlike ANY wine retail site on the internet today. Our new site is filled with video vintner interviews from some of the best CA wineries along with interactive winery maps and our own wine wall for posting what you're drinking, what wines you love, where you're traveling, etc. My first entries are now posted in my new blog, The Inside Scoop, along with a live twitter feed. We've also archived my release offer letters so in case you missed one or weren't sure of a certain wine I emailed you about, you can look in the archived section which resides in the New Offerings tab.

Explore, shop, send the link to your friends, family and wine buddies and have fun with it! Let me know if you have any questions and as importantly, if you see any typos that we missed (much appreciated)!

Temps are brutally hot in most places so we will hold your wine for you until fall to prevent wine damage. Like in the past, 10% discount applies on solid or mixed case purchases on discountable wines. Allocations on these offerings are very limited so orders will be filled as received.

Turley Dogtown Zinfandel 2006
As it turns out, this Lodi sourced Zinfandel is in its prime and drinks well now and definitely better than it did upon release. Spicy and filled with briary, jammy fruit, the tannins are very smooth now and this is a great option for your next grill session.
$54/bottleAraujo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
This is a great wine displaying an opaque purple color along with abundant aromas of black currants, incense, graphite and flowers, an opulent texture, full-bodied intensity and more layers, texture and density than the 2007. The 2008 possesses a beautifully sweet mid-palate and ripe, velvety tannins. This may be the finest Araujo Eisele Cabernet produced since their trifecta of 2005, 2002 and 2001. Long and rich, it is capable of 25-30 years of aging and appears to be one of the wines of the vintage. (96-98Pts) – R. Parker $298/bottle net

BOND Matriarch Red 2007
I didn't think we'd be seeing any of this since their '07 vintage, unlike other wineries, was actually a smaller production. A great Red with the pedigree and quality of a much higher price point, I highly recommend. This is the blend of the single vineyard BOND offerings and a bit more approachable. Drinking well now after decanting and will prove to be even better with cellar time. Love the '07 vintage for BOND. $115/bottle net

World's End Reserve "If Six Was Nine" Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
This is a GREAT price for a really good Cab. Most of the fruit for this bold, concentrated Cab comes from Coombsville (Southern part of Napa) and Sugarloaf Mountain in the Napa Valley. Jonathan Maltus, vintner and winemaker, is most known for his cult winemaking status as a garagiste in St. Emilion at Chateau Teyssier. He's now producing some really cool offerings in the Napa Valley – this is one of his efforts and aptly named after the Jimi Hendrix song. $49/bottle

World's End "Little Sister" Merlot 2009
Think chocolate, mocha, espresso and big black berries. Named after the song by Elvis Presley and later performed by Robert Plant, Dwight Yoakam & Ry Cooder, this Napa Valley Merlot is a great offering if you love bold merlots and if you typically only drink Cab. Sourced from Coombsville, this is a decadent '09 Merlot. $49/bottle

World's End "Against the Wind" Cabernet Franc 2009
Winemaker Jon Maltus makes the boldest, richest Cab Franc in St. Emilion and is now releasing this Cab Franc as the parallel to his Bordeaux efforts. Medium-bodied with pure fruit showing , this '09 debut vintage possesses smooth tannin and shows well after letting it sit for about an hour before drinking. And most importantly, this is named after one of my favorite songs by Bob Seger. $49/bottle

Lewis Alec's Blend Red 2009
One of the best blends that Lewis makes, Alec's Blend, has almost become this cult-like Red for those into really unique, full-bodied, opulent reds. The blend consists of 80% Syrah, 17% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Brian Mox has created an '09 that reveals full flavors of wild berries that permeate the glass with a touch of spice and vanilla. Alec's Blend is one of the most popular of the Lewis wines because it appeals not just to Syrah drinkers but Cab drinkers too. $69/bottle

LaRue Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2009
Highly recommend. Another newcomer to the Pinot scene with strong experiences making compelling Pinot – Katy Wilson, winemaker and vintner came from Flowers and Kamen to start this Pinot named after her great-grandmother. In the glass- this is one of the most impressive Sonoma Coast Pinots I've tasted in awhile. Bold and layered with lush, cool fruit notes with a long, lingering finish, this '09 was sourced from three coastal vineyards near Occidental & Sebastopol. This is a great Pinot and will really start showing its potential if you let it sit for an hour before drinking. $64/bottle

DEAN & DELUCA Pinot Noir by Couloir 2009
I would consider this as your case buy wine for your next party or dinner when you don't want to crack open the more expensive Pinots. This is the second vintage working with vinter Jon Grant at Couloir & Straight Line. He recently left working at Turley Wine Cellars to pursue his own labels and still concentrates on solely Pinot Noir under his Couloir brand. The '09 comes from Londer Vineyard in Anderson Valley and drinks like a cool fruit, layered Pinot. '09 Was a great vintage for Pinot and am really enjoying this new bottling. HIGHLY RECOMMED! $38/bottle

Kistler Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay 2009
This is one of the more mineral-driven Chardonnays from the Kistler program. While others can be almost border-line fat, this new release leans more towards the crisper side of Chard. It's still full-bodied and still tastes like a Kistler but I think it's in balance and shows purity of the grape. $67/btl net

Let us know if you have any questions about these wines!

 Thanks a lot,


Kerrin Laz, Wine Director
Dean & Deluca