Wine Flight from 06/01-06/07

Wines Region CALIFORNIA DREAMING – white

LAPIS LUNA 2014 Unoaked Chardonnay, with a rich mouth-feel. Aromas and flavors reminiscent of pineapple and butterscotch, with a nice clean finish of citrus. Fairfield, California GUENOC 2013 100% Chardonnay Reserve select. Elegant fruit forward style with aromas of pineapple, stone fruit, and baked apple. A generous body and a long smooth finish. North coast, California POIEMA 2013 Lusciousness balanced by bright acidity, this elegant chardonnay demonstrates why Santa Lucia Highlands chardonnays are sought after. Rich fruit flavors including green apple, ripe melon, pear and nectarine are complemented by enticing floral and buttery notes, a hint of clove & lemon zest Santa Lucia Highlands, California    

LADY IN RED  - Red

LOVE THIS LIFE 2009 This is a blend of Petit Syrah, Syrah. Full bodied, balanced and fruit forward with notes of blue fruits and spices. Napa, California   LAPIS LUNA 2014 100% Merlot. Classic berry- like flavors and aromas with wood and spice elements. Soft and luscious on the palate. North coast, California COASTAL VINES 2013 Cabernet sauvignon is a dark red, with flavors of ripe red raspberries and plums, with a hint of vanilla on the palate. Sonoma, California

THE GRAPE DEPRESSION – red

  RAWSON’S RETREAT 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon that displays delightful varietal black fruits, supported by subtle oak and dusty tannins. South Eastern, Australia KEN FORRESTER 2008 A blend of 38% Grenache, 31% Shiraz, 31% Mourvedre. This elegant Rhône blend displays Old World Style with New World fruit. Hint of Grenache's earthy rusticity and Shiraz's noble spice with hints of nutmeg and salty black olive on the finish. Balanced with soft integrated tannins. Western Cape, South Africa PLAYMAKER 2008 This Shiraz displays fruit forward complexity. Aromas of blackberry and dark chocolate, with flavors of caramel and sweet berry fruits supported by luscious tannins. McLaren Vale, Australia  

TUSCANY TOUR – red

DOMAINE PORTO CARRAS 100% Athiri. Delicate aromas of citrus fruit, jasmine and lemon blossoms. Freshness and a firm acidity Halkidiki, Greece   CHIANTI MONTALBANO 2013 Red brick color, with a very expressive nose of Sangiovese, right on the money, cedar box and spices with a touch of earthiness; intense yet easy drinking with a polished finish. Chianti not to be missed. Vinci-Firenze, Italy ROSSO DI MONTALCINO 2011 100% Sangiovese. Depth of black cherry and wild-berry fruit, and careful use of oak revealed in a hint of spice and vanilla. Like its Montalcino sibling, it is a full-bodied wine crafted from pure Sangiovese Tuscany, Italy

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SCENES FROM A MEMORY whites

 

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CANTINA DI VENOSA TERRE DI ORAZIO NV

100% White Muscat; bright straw yellow with golden hints. Aromatic bouquet with broad Muscat flavor that is full of texture and complete.

Italy

 

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RUEDA DAMANA VERDEJO 2013

100% Verdejo; straw yellow with green tinges, it boasts aromas of ripened green apple, peach, grapefruit and lemon with delicate notes of freshly cut grass and balanced acidity.

Spain

 

10

LA FRUITIÉRE MUSCADET SÈVRE & MAINE SUR LIE 2013

This golden yellow beauty combines quince and peach with delicate floral notes. Rich, long palate that is well balanced between freshness, minerality and intense ripe fruit.

France

 

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BEYOND THE SEA – whites

 

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LITTLE RASCAL’S SAUVIGNON BLANC 2012

Notes of passion fruit and lychee is revealed and balanced by minerality and wet stone. Flavors of mango and citrus fruits explode on the palate and end with a crisp finish.

California

 

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CRU VIN DOGS YORKSHIRE TERRIER SAUVIGNON BLANC 2013

100% Sauvignon Blanc; a crisp, medium bodied, dry wine with aromas of passion fruit along with hits of grapefruit

New Zealand

 

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STATELAND CELLARS RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2012

This wine has aromas of orange blossom, tropical fruit and vanilla, with many layers of flavors. It has a good dose of minerality, acidity and great length on the finish.

California

 

10

BEAR ESSENTIALS reds

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SINGER CELLARS PETIT VERDOT 2010

Deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedar wood.

California

 

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HARASZTHY CELLARS ZINFANDEL 2013

Alluring spicy aromas of raspberry, vanilla, nutmeg and white pepper. Nicely balanced on the palate, good fruit concentration, acidity and a beautiful lingering finish.

California

 

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ALEX SOTELO CELLARS ZINFANDEL 2006

Phenomenal nose with blueberry, cherries, raspberries, vanilla, blackberries and cinnamon. Medium bodied with dark chocolate, strawberry and black cherry aftertaste.

California

 

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ONE SPRING IN ITALYreds  

 

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DUCA CARLO GUARINI NEGROAMARO 2012

Deep cherry ruby with black reflections, this wine has a rich bouquet of berry fruit supported by accents of leather and cedar. On the palate it is bright with lively sour cherry fruit backed by firm acidity and smooth and polished tannins.

Italy

 

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FEUDO MONTONI NERO D’AVOLA 2011

100% Nero D'Avola; Ruby-red in color with an intensive taste of ripened wild berries and a complex nose. Well-balanced wine with nice tannins and a smooth, long finish,

Italy

 

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NANFRO STRADE NERO D’AVOLA 2011

Intense, fruit-driven wine that is rich with black cherries, brambles and hints of violet aromas. Intense berry flavors are complemented by a velvety texture and a satisfying long finish.

Italy

 

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WHITE STRIPES sparkling whites & rose

 

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VILLA SANDI ROSATO SPUMANTE BRUT

Fruity and flowery bouquet with delicate notes of unripe golden apple and small mountain flowers.  Dry, fresh and zesty, with a fruity and harmonious aftertaste.

Italy

 

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TORRE ORIA CAVA BRUT

It offers a wealth of complex, elegant flavors: savory peach, tropical fruit and spring flower tones. Supple and medium-bodied throughout, Torre Oria exits with a long, lingering finish.

Spain

 

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CREMANT D’ALSACE BRUT NV

This brut is distinguished by a fine and elegant bead, a beautiful straw color; a light, delicate palate.

 

France

 

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EL TORO ROJO – reds

 

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DON LUCIANO LA MANCHA MERLOT 2011

Ripe plum flavors with a touch of spice; this merlot is bold, smooth & easy on the palate.

Spain

 

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VALDEMAR TEMPRANILLO 2008

Strawberry and grassy aromas give way to mocha and cream. The palate is dry, with peppery flavors of cherry mixed with sweet vanilla.

Spain

 

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SOLAR DE ESTRAUNZA TEMPRANILLO 2013

This wine has elegant fruity aromas with hints of liquorice; it is well rounded & fresh.

Spain

 

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 ARGENTINE DREAM reds

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ORFILA CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014

Deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedar wood.

Argentina

 

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ORFILA MALBEC 2014

An inky, medium-bodied, dry red wine with strong impressions of dark fruits on the nose and palate. This wine has mellower tannins than its French counterpart.

Argentina

 

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MEDRANO ESTATE MALBEC 2013

Outstanding red fruit flavors are combined with plum and violet notes as well as some toast and vanilla.

Argentina

 

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THE FRENCH CONNECTIONrose & reds  

 

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GERARDBERTRAND COTE DES ROSES 2014

The bouquet releases aromas of summer fruits, cassis and redcurrant. Floral notes of rose along with hints of grapefruitcomplete the picture. The finish is fresh, offering notes of candy.

France

 

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DOMAINE CROSSET CAIRANNE 2012

An intense ruby color and an expressive nose of red berries with sweet spices. Fleshy and warming on the palate, further lifted by spicy red peppercorn notes.

France

 

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DOMAINE DE CESAR 2013

Aromas and flavors of blackberry, cherry, leather and smoked meats. Nicely balanced with good acidity and fine tannins.

France

 

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WHITE OLEANDER white

 

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DE ALTO DE AMO BLANCO 2012

75% Viura & 25% Chardonnay; mild aromas of baked lemon, almond shell, and papaya with a soft, light and slightly dry body with a green pear finish.

Rioja, Spain

 

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VENDI PINOT GRIGIO 2013

100% Pinot Grigio; lovely wine with melon and pear fruit flavors followed by a medium bodied wine that has fresh acidity and a clean, crisp finish with a touch of fruit.

Veneto, Italy

 

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WILLIAM HILL CHARDONNAY 2013

This delicate Chardonnay has flavors of ripe tree fruit and spice with hints of citrus and tropical notes.  The nose also has hints of vanilla and nuances of toasted oak.

Central Coast, California

 

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GUNS N’ ROSÉS – rosé

 

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BIELER PÉRE & FILS ROSÉ 2014

41% Grenache 38% Syrah 12% Cab Sauvignon 5% Cinsault & 4% Rolle; Aromas of strawberry and raspberry with notes of Provençal herbs. Dynamic and with bright acidity.

Provence, France

 

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CHATEAU DE SOURS BOURDEAUX ROSÉ 2013

80% Merlot 10% Cab Sauvignon 10% Cab Franc; nose of summer berries with hints of citrus, raspberries and rose petal. Lively on the palate with fresh red currants and cherry.

Bordeaux, France

 

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CORTE ADAMI CROÌNA SPUMANTE BRUT NV

100% Corvina; elegant and delicate with hints of raspberries, blueberries and roses. Good fruit on the palate that is fresh, elegant and tingly with a lovely soft aftertaste.

Geyserville, California

 

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RED LIPS & WHITE LIES white/red

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COLLI EUGANEI FIOR D’ARANCIO SPUMANTE DOLCE 2013

100% Moscato Giallo; fully sparkling wine that is straw yellow with delicate golden nuances. It has aromas of fresh, delicate orange blossoms and a slightly sweet finish.

Veneto, Italy

 

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STALKING HORSE SHIRAZ 2008

100% Shiraz; this Shiraz from Down Under is smoky and oaky with notes of succulent dark fruits.

McLaren Vale, Australia

 

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DOPPIO PASSO PRIMITIVO 2012

100% Primitivo; this “fruit pie” of a wine offers notes of jammy blackberry, cherry and raspberry, along with assorted spices. Medium-body wine with a lovely finish.

Puglia, Italy

 

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CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’white/red  

 

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GUENOC CHARDONNAY 2013

97% Chardonnay & 3% Pinot Grigio; elegant fruit-forward style with aromas of pineapple, stone fruit and baked apple. Rich mouth feel with lavish body and long finish.

North Coast, California

 

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GUENOC PINOT NOIR 2013

85% Pinot Noir 8% Mixed Reds & 7% Petite Syrah; is medium-bodied with aromas of ripe strawberry, rhubarb, plum and toasted oak. Great acidic balance with a lasting finish.

North Coast, California

 

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GUENOC CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013

89% Cab Sauvignon, 5% Mixed Reds, 4% Merlot, 2% Syrah; soft and approachable, this Cab is filled with aromas of cherry and vanilla that explode on the nose and carry through to the palate dancing together into flavorful vanilla oak for a lingering finish.

North Coast, California

 

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