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Justin Isosceles Reserve 2013   

Our Price $79.99  Winery $105

The highest expression of JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery is our ISOSCELES Reserve. Sourced entirely from our home estate vineyard planted in 1981 this wine reflects the pinnacle of our efforts. Vines planted on native root stock, in nutrient depleted soils, dry farmed and hand harvested produce tiny yields that are big on flavor. Painstaking efforts by our vineyard and winemaking team including hand sorting, cold soaking open top fermentation, extended maceration and aging in 100% new French oak barrels for up to 25 months produce rewards that both you and the critics appreciate.

94 points Jeb Dunnuck

More Cabernet dominated, the 2013 Isosceles Reserve is comprised of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot it was aged two years in French oak. It's deep ruby, saturated color is followed by a decadent, concentrated, voluptuously textured Cabernet that offers tons of currants, graphite, lead pencil shavings and licorice. Reminding me of a 2009 Bordeaux from the Pessac region, drink this pleasure bent beauty anytime over the coming decade as well.

93 points Wine Enthusiast

There's an impressive fresh quality to the nose of this blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot, with aromas of blackberry, juicy black plum, dill, lilacs and a dusting of vanilla. The fruit-forward palate grabs the attention immediately with black currant, pepper dust, roast beef crust and more purple flowers, with tannins and acidity rising strong on the finish.

Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon 2014      

Sale    $44.99

93 Tasting Panel

A wine with elegance, refinement, and plenty of verve. Its perfume of blackberries and black cherries mingles with a backdrop of subtle oak notes. The palate has a velvety richness that coats the mouth in concentrated flavors of blackberries and cassis, laced with fine tannins from seamlessly integrated, new French oak. Enticing flavors of chocolate, violets and dark fruits linger on the long finish.

Ferrari-Carano Tresor 2013   

Sale 43.99     Winery $47

94 Tasting Panel

Grapes sourced from the best selections of Ferrari-Carano’s vineyards in Dry Creek and Alexander Valley’s resulted in one of the finest vintages yet for this Bordeaux varieties blend. Made up of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, this is the epitome of lush. The aromas of huckleberry, vanilla and espresso come forward with promise. And without disappointment, this red is generously mouth-filling. Plumped up plums, boysenberry and melted chocolate fudge gives an idea how sumptuous it is, with a hint of spiced tea on the finish for a touch of savory.

Argyle Reserve Pinot Noir 2015  

Sale $29.99     Winery $40

93 James Suckling

An admirable glimpse of the Willamette Valley's finest offerings, Argyle's Reserve Pinot Noir is truly a celebration of balance. All three of the the vineyards are based in volcanic, red soils, contributing to the wine's notes of red cherry, rose mallow, and grilled meats. The tannins are firm, but rounded, accompanied by an underlying minerality which drives the mid-palate through the long finish. While delving for pure fruit flavors and juicy acidity, Argyle hangs its phenolic hat on the winery's trademark silky texture.

Walt Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016  

Our Price $29.99    Winery $40

The 2016 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay has aromas of toasted hazelnuts, white flowers, lemon verbena,and peach. Battonage and sur lees aging provide atexture that resonates with tension and length. Onthe palate, the wine unfolds with flavors of lemoncurd and stone fruit. Subtle oak and bright minerality provide nuance to this rich and elegant wine.