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The Vine introduces Award Winning & Acclaimed Wines hard to find in stores and available for sale in our Wine Shop.
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Antinori Villa Toscana RED 2012 –
WINE ENTHUSIAST & WINE SPECTATOR Ratings range of 88-92 points
WINEMAKER NOTES: The wine is intensely ruby red in color with aromas of ripe plums, sweet spices & dried fruit. On the palate, it has a firm body yet supple, velvety tannins. It is long on the finish & has a savory aftertaste.
The Antinori family of Florence, one of the world’s oldest & most distinguished wine producers has lived in Tuscany since the 14th century & celebrated it’s 625th anniversary as wine makers in 2010.
Santa CRISTINA 2012 Chianti Superiore – by Antinori
WINEMAKER NOTES: Ruby red in color with purple highlights, the wine shows red fruit aromas of cherry, plum, spice & vanilla. Palate it is supple & velvety in structure with lingering finish that expresses the plum/cherry notes first experienced in the aroma.
Combining Italian soul with new world flavor & vitality, made for everyday enjoyment, whether served by themselves or with virtually any food.
SIMI LANDSLIDE 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon – Alexander Valley
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petite Verdot, 4% Malbec, 1% Tannat
WINEMAKER NOTES: Opaque deep red with a vibrant ruby edge, on the nose hints of cassis, red plum, & blackberry before opening up to a deep tobacco, cedar, vanilla, green peppercorn spice & smoky mineral notes. This wine finishes with firm tannins & bittersweet cocoa. Pairs beautifully with wood grilled rib eye & braised wild mushrooms and lamb loin with red pepper & onions.
Franciscan Estate MAGNIFICAT 2012 – Napa Valley
WINEMAKER NOTES: Magnificat is one of the original Meritage blends of California, created to showcase our finest Bordeaux blend of the vintage, a wine Franciscan Estate has proudly produced since 1985.  Deep Garnet, a very complex nose laden with dark fruit. Plum, dried cherry, clove, cardamom, & cassis with hints of peppercorn & cocoa.
UNBRIDLED Pinot Noir 2014 – Santa Barbara County (sustainable winery)
WINEMAKER NOTES: Quintessentially Santa Barbara, with big flavors & structure, smokiness, & sweet notes. Spicy with aromas of rich cola & vanilla followed by black cherry flavors & a hint of red-fruit jam. Pairs deliciously with Salmon, Roast Beef, or Grilled Lamb Chops.
Robert Mondavi wine ROBERT MONDAVI Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – Oakville District Vineyards
91 points "The Tasting Panel" 2015 – Gold Award SANTÉ July 2015
To Kalon Vineyards chosen by Robert Mondavi as the new home for his winery, in 1966 he remarked “It was a vineyard with distinguished history & magical nature. Low fertility, well-drained soils & optimal sum exposure yield rich, complex flavors & impeccable fruit maturity.
WINEMAKER NOTES: This wine has EVERYTHING you love about a Cabernet: a dense, mid-palate richness, complexity & a deliciously long finish. Dark red cherry fruit joins sinfully deep mocha flavors that finish with a spicy note of black pepper.
Saved SAVED Red 2012 – Oakville
A collaboration between one of the most influential tattoo Artist in the world Scott Campbell & Winemaker Clay Brock Director of Winemaking for Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards.
WINEMAKER NOTES: A robust, powerful wine with a BIG personality & a generous finish, with a pedigree sourcing from California’s finest regions. An eclectic blend of grapes deliver rich color & full bodied flavors: red currant, black cherry & black olive. Soft tannins balance well with distinct oak flavors, French Oak for vanilla & coconut; American oak for caramel, crème brulee & coffee.
Gustave Lorentz Gustave Lorentz CRÉMANT D' ALSACE Sparkling Brut – France
89 points – WINE ENTHUSIAST Dec 2015,
90 points “Exceptional” WORLD WINE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014
WINEMAKER NOTES: The grapes are carefully selected and vinified according to the “Methode Champenoise” the balance & freshness of Cremant d’Alsace come from subtle match of 3 grape varietals. Chardonnay for its vivacity & fruit, Pinot Blanc for it’s refined elegance & Pinot Noir for its persistence & subtle dark fruit. Clean & zesty a bit of lemon rind quality to the nose with whiffs of red fruit. The palate is refreshing, balanced & has a big personality.
HEARTFELT Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – Santa Barbara County (sustainable winery)
WINEMAKER NOTES: Quintessentially Santa Barbara, with big flavors & structure, smokiness, & sweet notes. Spicy with aromas of rich cola & vanilla followed by black cherry flavors & a hint of red-fruit jam. Pairs deliciously with Salmon, Roast Beef, or Grilled Lamb Chops.
McGrail Vineyards "THE PATRIOT" Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – Livermore Valley
WINEMAKER NOTES: Bottled in March of 2014, unfiltered, & bottled aged for an additional 8 months. A dark garnet color with complex nose of dark cherry, cassis, tobacco leaves, chocolate, clove & toasty oak. The American oak aging process gives plenty of toasty caramel notes & big tannins. It finishes strong with hints of nutmeg & vanilla bean. THE CAUSE: The Patriot wine is a tribute to the officers who protect us both locally & globally. We want to honor these men & women who put their lives on the line for us day in & day out. These honorable people keep us safe & protected.
Joseph Drouhin CLOS SAINT-DENIS GRAND CRU Pinot Noir 2012 – France
WINEMAKER NOTES: Fruity & Spicy, with good breadth, & a crisp, pleasing acidity. Their tannic structure gives them very good ageing potential, it can be laid down for 5 to 15 years.
History & Tradition: According to tradition, the monks from the Church of Saint-Denis de Vergy (hence the name) planted this vineyard at the beginning of the 13th Century, In 1880, Joseph Drouhin who was from the Chablis region originally, chose the city of Beaune to found the business that bears his name. Maison Joseph Drouhin continues to ensure this valuable family heritage. VERY limited supply.
Ravenswood "TELDESCHI" Dry Creek Zinfandel 2012 – California
91 Points Connoisseurs Guide, 90 Points Wine Spectator
WINEMAKER NOTES: Sleek & Zesty, with floral raspberry & sage aromas, featuring structure, briary flavors of cherry, dried anise & white pepper. Drink now through 2021.