Orin Swift Cellars
Mercury Head Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
OUR PRICE $109.99 WINERY $130
95 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head opens with gorgeous crushed black currants, blackberries and warm plums with suggestions of lavender, camphor, dark chocolate and pencil lead with a waft of smoked meats. Full-bodied, firmly structured and densely packed, it fills the mouth with vibrant, multilayered black fruits and savory notions, finishing long and perfumed.
Byzance Red French for "Luxurious”
OUR PRICE $29.99 WINERY $38
Southern Rhone-Style blend inspired by the wines of Chateauneuf du Pape. This is a Grenache(53%) based wine with Syrah (22%), Mourvedre (17%), , and smaller amounts of Counoise and Cinsault. A complex nose of ripe, red cherries, tar, white pepper and the garigue spice with a long finish of earthy minerals. Pair with a medium rare duck breast with cherry sauce.
Russian River Chardonnay 2016
OUR PRICE $49.99
Total Wine $64.99* Winery $55 *As of 3/27/19
92 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Chardonnay features a wonderfully spicy nose of nutmeg, ginger ale and coriander seed with a core of Bosc pears, ripe nectarines and applesauce. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has fantastic freshness with a zippy acid line lifting all those fantastic spices to a good long finish.
92 James Suckling
Pale straw with a chlorphyllic tint, the 2016 Russian River Valley Chardonnay displays a lovely pearl essence in the glass. Arresting aromatics of Asian pear, white florals, and tangerine peel leap dramatically from the glass. Dynamic flavors of Ginger Gold apple, zesty lemon pie, brioche, and ginger spice emerge harmonious from a palate—round and supple in texture—with energetic acidity, elegance, and very long length.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
OUR PRICE $23.99 Total Wine $26.99* Winery $30
*As of 3/28/19
Opaque, deeply colored purple black. Bold, muddled blackberry, ripe black currants, blueberry syrup, crushed violets, roasted coffee, sweet vanilla, caramel, and clove aromas. Rich and palate coating, the intense black fruit flavors are marked by a distinctive toasted/smoky-oak. The tannins are moderate and velvety, and the acidity balances the richness of the wine, leading to a long oak-driven finish.
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2013
OUR PRICE $27.99
92 Wine Enthusiast
Good balance and vivid fruit flavors are the strong points of this well-put-together wine. Bright aromas like raspberries and red cherries are followed by rich but still attractively tangy flavors that ride on a very firm texture of fine tannins and appetizing acidity. This one will gain more complexity and interest with time, so it's best to drink after 2017.