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When it comes to wine, The Golden State is America’s pride and joy. From its prized Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, to its rich Russian River Pinots noirs, to its naturalized all-American Sonoma County Zinfandel, to its rich, creamy Chardonnay and its unfairly unsung Sauvignons Blancs, it’s a good bit of an understatement to say that California has a whole lot going on.

 
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2012 Voss Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
Juicy peach and apricot flavors are bright and fragrant, offering a nice counterbalance to the crisp lemon and grapefruit notes. The flavors really gain momentum on the finish. Drink now. 2,400 cases made. Rated 89. – MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator 31 July 2013
$17.50 the bottle  $178.56 the case

Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red Lot Number 60
Produced mainly from Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane primarily from vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino counties, Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red replicates the old Cal‑Ital field blends there. Characteristically deep ruby in color with forward Zin influenced aromas suggesting blackberry and spiced plum (it is, of course, deliciously ripe northern California grapes transformed into wine); at once balanced and generous, lush and supple on the tongue with a nicely rounded and mouth‑filling finish — the same up‑front and delicious wine we've come to know for the last now 60 lots. And, true as its ever‑blue label, Marietta Cellars Old Vine Red remains steadfast in its value.
$11.99 the bottle  $122.28 the case

2011 Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvée Sonoma County
Gundlach Bundschu have been around awhile — Bonded Winery № 64 they are. They’ve seen 'em come and go. Heck, they've come and gone and come on back themselves. Sonoma County just wouldn't be the same without 'em. They call their Mountain Cuvée a serious everyday red blend. We might sooner call it Sonoma in a bottle. Produce of 45% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Zinfandel, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec primarily from the their own Rhinefarm Estate vineyard just near the town of Sonoma together with some fruit from other top Sonoma County vineyards. Deep rooted aromas suggesting black cherry, blackberry, shaved dark chocolate, tobacco leaf and that superb Sonoma County somewhereness; full and round, almost spherical on the tongue with a fine dusting of supple tannins that oh so gently support and sustain flavors true to the promise of those first alluring whiffs. Seriously Sonoma!
$18.75 the bottle  $191.28 the case


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