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Memorial Day Hours

Friday, May 25: 10am-9pm Saturday, May 26: 10am-9pm Sunday, May 27: 12pm-9pm Monday, May 28: 11am-9pm

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Spotlight: The Cult Wines of Paolo Bea

"The Bea wines are all about subtlety, grace and elegance. At their best, they are among the finest wines to emerge from Montefalco, and Italy, for that matter." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media Paolo Bea For those of you familiar with the uniquely captivating wines of Paolo Bea, our annual allocations have arrived! For those…

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Spotlight: The Best Cabernet in Chile

Spotlight: The Best Cabernet in Chile When most people think of Chilean wine, they think of simple, inexpensive, easy-drinking party wine.  We're guilty of falling into that trap ourselves. But Chile also boasts some world class wines as well. Winemaking in Chile dates back to the 16th Century and its great potential and stellar growing…

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Spotlight: One of the World’s Elite Wines

"Le Pergole Torte isn’t a great Tuscan or Italian wine. It is simply one of the world’s elite wines." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous We are pleased to offer a wine from one of our favorite producers, Le Pergole Torte from Montevertine. Martino Manetti is following in the very big footsteps of his father, Sergio Manetti,…

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Spotlight: 2015 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir – Beaux Frères Vineyard

Spotlight: 2015 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Last year, the 2014 Beaux Frères Vineyard from Beaux Frères produced the Wine Spectator's #3 wine of 2016. At 95 Pts, what would they do as an encore? Well, the 2015 was just released and...... they scored another 95!! Impressive. Again, the wine is extremely limited. Beaux Frères 'The…

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Newsletter #198: March Madness Winner!

March Madness Winner It came down to the wire, but with Tuscany folding in the 2nd half against Piedmont, Burgundy's star shooter missing that second free throw, and the unexpected late snowfall, the unranked newcomer from the North Coast of California did in fact have enough to win it all! Now before you hold that…

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Spotlight: David Ramey

Having helped to make *Chalk Hill* and *Matanzas Creek* household names, David Ramey has been called the Father of Modern California Chardonnay. After graduating from UC Davis, David's first job in the industry was 'cleaning out the barrels' at famed Bordeaux property *Chateau Pétrus* where his friendship with the Moueix Family would lead to becoming…

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Winemaker Spotlight: Favia

While many high end California wine enthusiasts are relying on old information and reputations still drinking Joseph Phelps, Caymus, etc there's a new breed of California producers who are making the best wine and getting all the accolades. Antonio Galloni says, ​"​Favia and Erickson are among the greatest proponents of Cabernet Franc in Napa Valley,…

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Winemaker Spotlight: Digioia-Royer

Burgundy has always been my heart. I feel its one of the very few wine regions in the world that can offer a range from a simple nice bottle to have with your burger to the greatest wine I have ever had (1939 DRC's Echezeaux). When I am asked who my favorite Burgundy producers are…

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