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2015 Sacha Lichine Single Blend Rose

A great selection of grapes that grow from vines in the South of France made with a traditional wine making approach and offering a bold and luscious new world style.

From the winemaker – “Single Blend has a bright, blush color with an elegant nose. It is both full and balanced and has a fresh finish. This wine is dry. The pressing is direct and made carefully while aged with bâtonnage.

Amazing with a full range of foods, dry Rosé is one of the most versatile wines in the world for pairing. Think salmon, shellfish, grilled meats, Mediterranean, Asian, cheese & crackers and more…


This wine was given a 85 point rating by Wine Spectator.


2015 Stags Leap Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Stags-Leap-Napa-Valley-Sauvignon-BlancStag’s Leap Wine Cellars began making Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc in the early 1980s. We combine estate-grown grapes with those purchased from a handful of skilled, fastidious farmers to create a wine that is complex, yet crisp and refreshing, and versatile with a wide range of dishes and occasions – from patio aperitif to elegant dinner party.

From the winemaker – “Inviting aromas of orange blossom, tangerine and a hint of grass. On the palate, the wine has bright citrus flavors with lingering fruit on the finish. The wine is refreshing with a nice weight and texture and the crisp acidity makes it a perfect food wine.”

Grilled oysters with mignonette sauce, grilled prosciutto-wrapped shrimp, fresh fish ceviche with cilantro


This wine was given a 92 point rating by Wine Enthusiast.


2015 Whispering Angel Rose

Whispering-Angel-RoseChateau d’Esclans is located on an exceptional site, on elevated land near the Gorges de Pennafort, twenty five kilometers northwest of the ancient Roman city of Frejus on the Mediterranean coast. The first traces of the chateau’s site date back to Gaullist times during which its location served as a lookout point to spot intruders coming by boat into the Gulf of Frejus. The chateau’s cellar structure or foundation (known today as the oldest in the region) housed an original Chateau that was given by the Comte de Provence to Gérard De Villeneuve, in 1201.

From the winemaker – “As a negociant and vinificateur (winery), caves d’esclans identifies vineyards, grapes and wines from château d’esclans as well as local growers to make what has reputedly become the world’s greatest rosé. As our objective is to obtain the best quality grapes and wines, we have created relationships with the local grape growers, committed beside caves d’esclans, whose vineyards are treated with the same high standards of quality as are the vineyards of château d’esclans.”

Amazing with a full range of foods, dry Rosé is one of the most versatile wines in the world for pairing. Think salmon, shellfish, grilled meats, Mediterranean, Asian, cheese & crackers and more…


This wine was previously given a 90 point rating by Wine Spectator.


2015 Carpineto Dogajolo Bianco

Carpineto-Dogajolo-BiancoFrom the Wine Maker – “The name Dogajolo was invented by Carpineto’s founders, derived from the Italian word doga, meaning “stave” — the narrow strips of wood used to form oak casks. A medium-bodied white with pleasant citrus aromas and flavors, Carpineto Dogajolo Bianco is a young, fresh wine with a balanced acidity and clean, delicate finish. Produced from estate-grown fruit from the Montepulciano estate, each varietal is vinified separately in stainless steel tanks. Medium in body with pleasant citrus fruit aromas and flavors, Dogajolo Bianco is a young, fresh white wine with a balanced acidity and clean, delicate finish.”

This white blend is made up of 40% Chardonnay, 30% Grechetto, and 30% Sauvignon Blanc.


This wine was given a 87 point rating by Wine Spectator.

2015 Apothic White Winemakers Blend

Apothic-White-Winemakers-BlendApothic, named for the mysterious place, Apotheca, where vintners stored their most coveted concoctions in 13th century Europe, Apothic blends fuse Old World intrigue with modern sophistication. The grapes for Apothic White were pressed and allowed to settle before racking. The must was fermented in upright tanks at cool temperatures to maintain and enhance the natural aromas and flavors. A portion of this wine underwent malolactic fermentation to soften the mouthfeel.

From the Wine Maker – “Our latest release brings tropical aromas and flavors together with hints of spice, creating an enchanting white blend. Apothic White is an approachable blend that combines Chardonnay, Riesling and Moscato to create a luscious, vibrant wine in the bold style of Apothic. Intense flavors of peach, pineapple, honey and vanilla spice make this smooth white blend unforgettable.”

This wine pairs deliciously with fruit salad, sushi, white fish (snapper, grouper, scallops), as well as Cantonese, Thai, and Latin cuisines.


This wine has not been rated.

2014 Raymond Sommelier Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

Raymond Vineyard’s Sommelier Selection Cabernet Sauvignon was crafted by a group of influential sommeliers at the finest restaurants and inspired by the rich history of our world-renowned winegrowing region. We used Cabernet grapes from three unique appellations, resulting in a fun and diverse wine made to enjoy. Napa Valley is the backbone of the blend, with its terroir providing the fullest expression of black fruits and integrated tannins; Sonoma County’s fog influence produces grapes that give the wine structure, balance and acidity; Lake County’s growing season is short, making for red, jammy wines that are easy to enjoy.

From the Wine Maker – “Our 2014 Sommelier Selection Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of red fruits, fresh strawberry and plum. Robust flavors of raspberry, currant and a touch of toast burst forth from the glass. Soft and supple in the mouth, this juicy wine has a long finish and is extremely food friendly, made to pair with a myriad of dishes.”

Enjoy with cornish game hens, duck or turkey prepared in rich, hearty or heavy sauces or hard cheeses like Parmigiano or Romano and firm cheeses like Cheddar.


This wine has not been rated.


2015 Edna Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Edna Valley Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is made from sauvignon blanc grapes grown in a variety of vineyard blocks in the paragon vineyard. The grapes are left on the vine as long as possible to develop citrus and tropical fruit characters. The handpicked clusters were pressed directly with minimal pressure. A small portion of the fruit was de-stemmed and allowed to sit on the skins for 4 hours before gently draining off the juice. To increase viscosity and complexity, 15% of the wine was barrel fermented in older french barrels and aged on the lees for four months before blending. A variety of specialty yeasts were used to bring grapefruit, orange, and tropical flavors to this wine’s forefront.

From the winemaker – “The fruit for our Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc wine is sourced from a combination of cooler and warmer sites for optimal complexity. This blend gives our white wine concentrated citrus notes of orange zest, grapefruit and lime, complemented by tropical fruit flavors and notes of fresh cut grass. Vibrant acidity keeps the wine crisp and adds length and minerality to the finish.”

Enjoy with a crab salad, smoked salmon,  or Oysters Au Gratin. Cheeses such as brie, swiss or gouda.


This wine was previously given a 85 point rating by Wine Spectator.


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