Introducing Vajra's newest SUPER CRU! 2010 Barolo Ravera
2010 Vajra Barolo Ravera
reg $69.99 / $54.99 SPECIAL CASE OFFER (SIX
Introducing G.D. Vajra's new single vineyard
bottling, Barolo Ravera. Ravera is a superb cru. Located in the southwest
quadrant of the Barolo zone, the vineyard runs north to south across Comune di
Barolo and Novello. It sits to the west, at the same latitude of Bussia and
Ginestra in Monforte d'Alba and Falletto in Serralunga d'Alba. The dominant
soil type here is "Arenarie di Diano": a mix of clay and sands, which
is especially rich in iron. This translates into a very vibrant yet dense
Barolo that promises a fabulous evolution over time.
95pts Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "Vajra's
2010 Barolo is striking. Freshly cut flowers, mint, crushed rocks, pine and
aromatic spices all take shape in the 2010 Barolo Ravera. Vibrant and pulsating
to the core, the 2010 impresses for its pure tension. Freshly cut flowers, mint
and sweet spices add lift, but ultimately the 2010 is a dark, brooding Barolo
that is going to require cellaring. There is so much to like here."
Great Zinfandels for Thanksgiving
2011 Endeavor Zinfandel Reg $17.99/ -- SALE $12.99
ruby to purple in color, this medium-bodied wine smells of earth,
mineral and peppery herbs with red and black fruit. The palate is of
spicy dark fruit mixed with cherry, vanilla and spice.
doesn’t taste like a Zin from anywhere else. It has the bold fruit of
Paso Robles, a touch of spice like Dry Creek, the structure of Napa and
the acidity of a Russian River Zin. Put it all together and you have a
great Zinfandel – a worthy Endeavor – and a wonderful value!
The 2011 Endeavor Zin
was sourced from vineyards located in the Sierra Foothills of
California in the El Dorado AVA. This custom cuvee was crafted by
award-winning winemaker Marco Cappelli. Endeavorseeks to offer wines of great quality that represent both authenticity of place (terroir) and tremendous value.
Fancy Collectible Cabernets
2012 Caymus Cabernet 40th Anniversary -
Highest Score EVER for this Classic Cabernet!!!
1972 Charlie and Lorna Wagner, began their classic American journey to
create a family winery in the heart of Napa Valley. To celebrate their
quest to make great Cabernet – and their great success, the Wagner
family is releasing a special 40th Anniversary commemorative bottling
of their iconic 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The Caymus Vineyards 2012 40th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon features a special commemorative bottle and label.
And it seems like their timing is PERFECT – the 2012 Vintage was outstanding. Robert Parker has given the vintage an overall rating of 96 points,
equal to the landmark years of 2007 and 2001. Says Chuck Wagner,
"This wine exemplifies our style of Cabernet out of a great vintage:
deep color, rich, concentrated and balanced. 2012 celebrates 40 years
of producing our pride and joy, Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet
2012 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary $54.99 net
Wine Advocate 96
appear to be immune to some of winedom’s less than intelligent trends
and fads that we see from time to time, and the result is a spectacular
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary offering. Its dense
purple/black color is followed by copious quantities of crème de cassis
and blackberry fruit, silky tannins, a voluptuous texture and stunning
purity as well as length. This full-bodied effort is a fabulous example
of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a tribute to this amazing
family. It is so good now, why wait? However, I’m sure that like most
vintages of Caymus, it will last for 20-25 years. Amazing!
am old enough to remember Chuck Wagner and his father, who I first met
at Caymus in the late seventies. This is clearly one of Napa Valley’s
iconic wineries, as well as one that, amazingly, never went through a
bad patch. Obviously, no matter which generation is in the driver’s
seat (or should I say tractor’s seat), Caymus Vineyard knows how to
deliver flavor and deliciousness.
And of Course - CHAMPAGNE!
NICOLAS FEUILLATTE Brut Rosé Champagne
reg $49.99 / $39.99 Mixed case Sale Price
with Pancakes! (as heard on the radio!) This would be great with
fresh fruit toppings – or a savory style pancake – Smoked Salmon, or
ham – and we all know – Champagne is the perfect match for BACON!
Spectator 90-92pts – “Exotic notes of candied orange peel, cinnamon and
kirsch mark this intense rosé, which stays lightweight and elegant,
with a silky texture and a lingering aftertaste of dried berry and