$45/Flight of 4
@ Foothill & 4th Street
One Point Five
OUR PRICE $89.99
94pts The Wine Advocate - "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon One Pint Five is a big-time winner, a blend of almost all Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Malbec and Petit Verdot. The wine has an opaque bluish/purple color, almost indigo, and is full-bodied with dense chocolaty crème de cassis notes, licorice and a touch of minerality. The wine has well-integrated wood, is full and seems balanced and rich enough to age for two decades or more."
93pts-Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "Dark plum, mocha, red cherry, spice and tobacco are some of the many notes that blossom in the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five. The 2012 is a classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon built on voluptuous fruit, power and pure resonance."
OUR PRICE $84.99
96pts The Wine Advocate - "From a more challenging vintage, the 2011 Relentless exhibits a similar opaque blue/purple color as well as remarkable concentration and balance. With stunning perfume, purity, texture and full-bodied richness, the 2011 is slightly more evolved and softer than the 2010, but it offers much of the same character. This compelling effort is one of the superstars of the vintage in 2011.
94pts Wine Spectator - "This big red brims with dark, rich, chunky blackberry and wild berry fruit, with notes of black licorice that edge toward prune. Maintaining a fine balance for its size, this is extracted, with firm, chewy, peppery tannins. Syrah and Petite Sirah.
Napa Valley Merlot 2013
OUR PRICE $55.99
From a superb vintage, this wine introduces itself with enticing perfumy aromas of cherries and briar fruit that fill not just the glass but the space around the glass. This Merlot shines with juicy, chewy flavors of cherry pie, blackberry, strawberry, minerality and soil - an elegant, mouth-filling wine whose lengthy finish will leave you wanting more.
92pts Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "A rich, explosive wine, the 2013 Merlot races across the palate with dark red and blue fruit, graphite, smoke, tobacco and menthol. Today, the 2013 is unusually firm, but it should start to soften with more time in barrel. White flowers, spices and plums are laced into the super-expressive finish. What a gorgeous wine this is. A splash of Petit Verdot rounds out the blend.
Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2013
OUR PRICE $47.99
94pts Wine Enthusiast - "A perennial standout, this is an exuberantly rich, classic expression of the variety, with the heady, unmistakable imprint of the producer and vineyard. Expansive and generous in style, it offers baked honeycrisp apple and a jolt of lemon pith, with aromas of honeysuckle and vanilla. The finish is lengthy and substantial, with memorable minerality."
92pts Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "Shafer's 2013 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch is quite suave and silky on the palate, with a bit more creaminess and textural depth than the 2012. Citrus, white flowers, mint and smoke are all layered into the super-expressive finish. Winemaker Elias Fernandez adds that yields were a bit more generous in 2013, although conditions were cooler. Range: 90-92"
91pts Wine Spectator - "A vibrant, juicy style built to age, this teems with tight grapefruit, lemon and lime-laced citrus flavors, offering a refreshingly clean and precise core of green apple and nectarine notes. Shows no sign of malolactic fermentation, keeping this fresh and lively."
91pts The Wine Advocate - "The Chardonnay program from Shafer includes the Red Shoulder Ranch, which is aged 14 months in 75% new French oak and 25% in stainless steel. The 2013 yields wonderfully crisp, rich white peach, honeysuckle and pineapple as well as some crushed rock and floral notes. Medium to full-bodied, it has great acidity and a nice integration of subtle oak. Drink it over the next several years. "
$15/flight of 4
@ 4th & Foothill
$30/person - 40 wines & small bites
on the Patio @Foothill