New Offering Archives


Happy Friday!

Below are new offerings I just brought into D&D. Let me know what you're interested in trying. Some of these offerings have small allocations so let me know as soon as you figure out what you'd like. Temps are still hot elsewhere so we can hold until the weather gets cooler.

Barbour Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Jim Barbour has long been known in the Napa Valley as one of the best vineyard managers. Cultivating such vineyards as Casa Piena, DR Stephens, Hundred Acre, Keever, Kelly Fleming and Revana, Jim knows what it takes to make great wine- it's all about the land and growing great fruit. Winemaker Heidi Barrett made what is probably the best vintage yet for Jim. In the bottle, dark purple fruit and structure dominates the wine. A long, satisfying finish makes this wine a treat. Highly recommend for the quality at this price. 327 cases produced. $115/btl

J. Davies Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
I was walking my dog Ramsey outside of my office and my sales rep for Schramsberg/J. Davies drove up, opened the back of his car and poured me some J Davies Cab to try. It was great. The wine and the random tasting. In years past, I haven't been an avid supporter of the J. Davies program but this '08 is fantastic. It reveals elegance and concentration and more persistent fruit than in years past. It's just a more balanced wine and will drink even better if it is decanted for about an hour. Just as my sales rep was leaving, he mentioned that Celia Welch is now the consulting winemaker for the J.Davies program. It's no wonder why it is so good now. $88/btl

Levy & McClellan Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Bob Levy (of BOND and Harlan) & Martha McClellan (of Checkerboard and Sloan) are two of the most talented winemakers and as a couple, have combined their skills into making their own wine. Their '07 Cab from their vineyard north of St. Helena and west of Hwy 29 shows more structure and ability to age than most of the 2007s. As layered of a Cab as you will find, this is one of the hardest wines for me to obtain. Allocation is tight, orders will be filled as received. $525/btl

Keever Syrah 2008
As one of my favorite wineries, I love to send visiting wine friends their way because Olga Keever is so down to earth and they are making fantastic wine, thanks to Celia Welch. This '08 is Keever's debut vintage of Syrah and is sourced from the esteemed Page-Nord Vineyard. Rich and full-bodied, this new offering possesses the same silky texture as the other Keever offerings. 189 cases produced. Highly suggest. $50/btl

Williams Selyem – 2009 was one of the premier vintages for Pinot Noir and below are the new single vineyard Williams Selyem offerings available. I have included qty available. Allocation is really small. Orders will be filled as received.

Williams Selyem Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 – $88/btl
Williams Selyem Eastside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir 2009 – $76/btl
Williams Selyem Ferrington Pinot Noir 2009 – $96/btl
Williams Selyem Hawk Hill Chardonnay 2009 – $76/btl

LAST CALL – DuMOL RRV offerings
In case you'd like more or missed the offering on the new vintage of RRV Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah from DuMOL, I was able to get a few more cases of each varietal.

Below is the pricing:

DuMOL RRV Chardonnay 2009 - $58/btl
DuMOL RRV Pinot Noir 2009 - $74.5/btl
DuMOL RRV Syrah 2009 - $62/btl

Thanks a lot,


Kerrin Laz, Wine Director
Dean & Deluca