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Spotlight: Wine Spectator Top 100

  Spotlight: Wine Spectator Top 100 At the end of every year, the Wine Spectator compiles a list of their Top 100 Wines of the Year. It's always compelling but by the time it comes out most of the wines on the list are sold out. Luckily, we still have a few in stock. This…

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Beaucastel Beauty – 97 Pt Chateauneuf du Pape

Spotlight: Beaucastel Beauty: In 1549, Noble Pierre de Beaucastel bought "a barn with its land holdings."  Now, more than four centuries later, this remarkable domaine, known today as Château de Beaucastel, is producing what most people acknowledge to be the finest wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In 1903, a young chemical engineer and mathematics professor named Pierre Perrin, together with…

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Seth’s Pick: Robert Biale ‘Black Chicken’ Zinfandel Napa 2015

  Body: Full (pretty much as big as they get) Fruit: blueberry, black cherry, plum, baking spices with cedar and thyme notes Food Pairings: grilled meats, bbq ribs, spiced foods, red sauce pasta, curry Organic: no Robert Biale's father, Aldo, started making wine on the "down low"  to make ends meet in the 1940's. Back…

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Spotlight: Champagne

“I drink Champagne when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it -- unless I'm thirsty.” ― Lily Bollinger House of Bollinger Champagne…

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Wishing You A Happy Holiday Season!

Another year has rocketed past and we'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our loyal customers.  We appreciate your ongoing support that allows us to do what we love - talk about wine and share our passion with you on a daily basis. From our families to yours, we wish you…

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Spotlight: Meet The Big Boys

Every holiday season, we all tend to put on a little girth around the middle. And the bottles in the store are no exception. From the garden variety 1.5L "mags" to the downright obese 3L (Jeroboam) bottle of Silver Oak, we have options for you at every price point. This holiday, whether you want to…

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Spotlight: Behind The Glass

For our final installment of *Behind the Glass,* we are featuring the great wines of Italy. Again, these wines that live in our temperature-controlled glass case at the rear of the store may not be for everybody's wallet, but there are plenty back there that could be your one splurge for the year. Most are…

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Spotlight: Behind The Glass

For our second installment of *Behind the Glass,* we are featuring the great wines of France. Again, these wines that live in our temperature-controlled glass case at the rear of the store may not be for everybody's wallet, but there are plenty back there that could be your one splurge for the year. Most are…

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Spotlight: 97 Pt Barbaresco!

Here's a treat.  2013 was an outstanding vintage for both Barolo and Barbaresco - the best since the great 2010s.  And when the vintages are strong, so too are the price tags for most of the blue chip producers.  But the highest scoring Barbaresco of the vintage didn't come from the powerhouse names like Gaja…

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This Week’s Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays! Sunday (Christmas Eve) from 11:30am - 5:30pm Monday (Christmas): CLOSED Tuesday 12/26 (Boxing Day): 1pm - 9pm

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