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Hartford Court
Far Coast Pinot Noir 2015
OUR PRICE $69.99

Critics Agree
97 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Far Coast Vineyard offers up the most incredibly perfumed nose of red and purple flowers over a core of kirsch, cinnamon stick, red currant jelly and pomegranate with a waft of black tea. Medium to full-bodied and built like a brick house, it has an incredible texture of very firm, very fine-grained tannins and electric freshness, finishing very long and very layered. Still very young, give it a year or two and drink it over the next 15-20+ years. Totally worth finding for Pinot lovers! – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 2017
97 Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2015 Pinot Noir Far Coast Vineyard is another spectacular effort from this estate. Sourced from a block located on a mountain ridge north of Fort Ross in the Sonoma Coast AVA, at an elevation between 800 and 1,000 feet, it was completely destemmed, spent 16 months in 35% new French oak and was bottled unfined and unfiltered. It offers an extraordinary La Tâche-like bouquet of black raspberries, kirsch, Asian spices, dried flowers, violets, and crushed rocks. Deep, medium to full-bodied, awesomely textured and seamless, it has nicely integrated acidity, no hard edges, perfect balance, and a singular personality. It’s a fabulous expression of the Sonoma Coast that will keep for upwards of two decades."
96 Wine Enthusiast
"From a block growing at high elevation on the extremes of the coast north of Fort Ross, this wine is bright up-front with youthful tannins, its center juicy and densely packed in mocha, coffee and cocoa powder. Soft and structured, the dark cherry and blueberry fruit is dusted in dried herb and lavender."

Wild Ridge
Pinot Noir 2013
OUR PRICE $29.99
WINERY $40

Critics Agree
91 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The wine has a deep ruby/plum color and is made from Dijon clones 777, 667, 115 and Pommard Selection. It shows excellent ripeness, dark Asian plum interwoven with red and blackcurrants, soil undertones and a good, rich, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. This is a serious, well-endowed Pinot Noir.
91 Wine Enthusiast
From the producer's Annapolis vineyard, planted at 700 to 900 feet, this is a floral, spicy and high-toned wine. It shows pomegranate, plum and a noticeable streak of forest among its highlights, the tannins integrated and kept fresh and structured by the acidity.
91 Connoisseurs' Guide
Rich, deeply fruited and wonderfully mannerly right from the first with a marked sense of sophistication to its layered, multi-faceted aromas, this carefully made Pinot exhibits exceptional balance and its involving flavors fully live up to the high promise of the nose. It is moderately full-bodied and persistently precise in focus with a very long, well-extracted finish. As accomplished and enticing as it is in its youth, it will only get better with time and those who elect to drink it too soon will missing out on an altogether exciting Pinot experience.

Giocato
Unoaked Chardonnay
OUR PRICE $15.99

It is hard to imagine a site in the world more conducive to scintillating white wines than coastal Slovenia, just 40 meters over the border from Collio, Italy. And few winemakers can conjure more expressiveness, precision, and personality from their soil than Aleks Simcic, a true marvel. His Giocato collection of wines has been universally well received, and this freshly-styled Chardonnay is a perfect complement. With notes of Pacific Blossom apple, lychee, citrus, warm croissant and sea salt, it is delight in a glass. Simcic does it again!

Giuseppe Lonardi
BEPI
OUR PRICE $26.99

In a little village not far from Verona, tucked into the romantic hills of Valpolicella, you will find the estate of one of the best Amarone producers in Italia–Giuseppe Lonardi.
Giuseppe Lonardi Bepi Rosso Veronese is rich, rounded, soft and velvety. A richer, more powerful yet elegant style showing lots of ripe baked red fruits.

Round Pond
Kith & Kin Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
OUR 1 BOTTLE PRICE $29.99
TOTAL WINE “Mix 6” $35.09*
WINERY $40

Vibrant aromatics of ripe cherry, black plum, cedar, and fine leather all leap from the glass. The supple and seductive entry is ripe with blackberry jam and soft mocha tones, leading this balanced wine through the mid-palate with notes of vanilla, violet florals, and a touch of white pepper. The finish is smooth with approachable velvety tannins that softly linger and make this wine the consummate crowd pleaser.
*As of 8/6/19