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Below is a listing of the Professional Wine Critics and Press we frequently reference in our notes. We display the wine rating scores they have given for the wines we carry. While these sources remain an excellent source of information, we always recommend that you trust your own palate. Scores in these publications often represent the personal taste of an individual critic, which may not always coincide with your own. We have a huge team of excellent wine professionals that can match wines you've had in the past with new arrivals that meet your flavor profile.



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Talley Vineyards "Rincon Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2015 (Arroyo Grande Valley, Central Coast, California) - [VM 94] [RP 93+]
Talley Vineyards "Rincon Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2016 (Arroyo Grande Valley, Central Coast, California) - [AG 95] [JD 95] [WE 94] [WS 91]
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95 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"(5% whole clusters and 30% new French oak) Deep bright-rimmed red. A highly complex, mineral-tinged bouquet evokes candied red fruits, cola, Asian spices, mocha and potpourri. Seamless and sharply delineated on the palate, offering appealingly sweet Chambord, rose pastille and spicecake flavors that deepen on the back half, with no loss of energy. Fine-grained tannins frame a strikingly long, smooth, smoke-accented finish that leaves a juicy raspberry note behind." - Josh Raynolds (Jan 2019)

Vineyard 29 "Aida" Zinfandel 2013 (Napa Valley, California)
Vineyard 29 "Aida" Zinfandel 2013 (Napa Valley, California)
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96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2014 Zinfandel Aida Estate (2014 is a somewhat better vintage for Zinfandel than 2013) from 40-year-old vines, comes across like a French Rhône Valley Châteauneuf du Pape. Loads of lavender, Provençal herbs, pepper, blackcurrants and black cherries soar from the glass of this dense, purple wine, which is a blend of 88% Zinfandel and 12% Petite Sirah from the rocky soils of the Aida estate. It is deep, full-bodied and aged 20 months in 500-liter French puncheons. This is a fabulous Zinfandel and one of the finest I tasted in what is a strong vintage for Zinfandel. Unfortunately, only about 300 cases were made." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Oct 2016)
Vineyard 29 "Aida" Zinfandel 2016 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 94+]
Vineyard 29 "Aida" Zinfandel 2016 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 94+]
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94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Zinfandel Aida Estate is a little youthfully reticent to begin, opening out to reveal bags of preserved black cherries, dried mulberries, prunes and chocolate mint suggestions with nuances of kirsch, spice box, underbrush and tilled soil plus a waft of rose hip tea. Full-bodied and boldly fruited in the mouth, it has a firm frame of plush tannins and fantastic freshness lifting the seductive spiced berry preserves layers to a long, earth-laced finish." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (29th Oct 2018)
August West "Rosella's Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2014 (Santa Lucia Highlands, California) - [AG 93]
August West "Rosella's Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2014 (Santa Lucia Highlands, California) - [AG 93]
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93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"Bright ruby-red. High-pitched, mineral-accented cherry and raspberry scents show excellent clarity and pick up a hint of Asian spices with air. Silky, seamless and focused on the palate, offering lively red fruit, floral pastille and spicecake flavors that show a suave blend of power and vivacity. A bitter suggestion of blood orange adds bite to the gently tannic finish, which clings with serious tenacity and lingering spiciness." - Josh Raynolds (Oct 2016)

Crocker and Starr "RLC" Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 93] [JD 93]
Crocker and Starr "RLC" Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 93] [JD 93]
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93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon RLC is composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 60% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple colored, it sings of crushed black cherries, mulberries and cassis with lovely lilacs and cedar notions plus wafts of spearmint and milk chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy, with oodles of crunchy fruit, it has a long, fragrant, earthy finish. 400 cases produced." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (29th Oct 2018)

Crocker and Starr Cabernet Franc 2016 (Napa Valley, California) - [JD 96] [RP 94]
Crocker and Starr Cabernet Franc 2016 (Napa Valley, California) - [JD 96] [RP 94]
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96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2016 Cabernet Franc Estate is even better and is a sensational expression of Cabernet Franc! Coming all from the Crocker Vineyard outside of St. Helena and aged 21 months in 80% new French oak, it offers classic Franc blue fruits, purple iris, dried herbs, and hints of chocolate on the nose. These carry to a medium to full-bodied, incredibly elegant wine that has silky tannins, the purity of fruit that makes 2016 such a compelling vintage, perfect balance, and a great finish. Count me impressed. Readers should snatch up this beauty, which should keep for 15-20 years." - Jeb Dunnuck (1/31/2019)

Vineyard 29 "29 Estate" Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 98+] [AG 92+]
Vineyard 29 "29 Estate" Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 98+] [AG 92+]
Retail Price: $320.00
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98+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Very deep garnet-purple, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon 29 Estate has a wonderfully complex nose chock full of smoked meat, yeast extract, toast, sautéed herbs and savory notes over a crème de cassis and blackberry tart core with hints of violets, damp loam and black truffles. Full-bodied, concentrated and full-on opulent in the mouth, the palate is laden with savory, earth and dark fruit layers with a velvety frame and lively lift on the long finish. 670 cases were made." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (29th Dec 2017)

Ridgeview Bloomsbury Brut 2014 (England)
Ridgeview "Bloomsbury" Brut 2014 (England) - [WE 91]
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91 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Green apple and greengage on the nose turn into white peach and lemon on the palate. The mousse is frothy and lively and there is a wonderful depth to these tart fruit flavors that takes you to juicy, green pastures and white blossom. Glints of green apple flash at every corner and adorn the admirably dry finish. This echoes long and leaves the palate wonderfully clean." - Anne Krebiehl MW (11/1/2016)

Ridgeview "Cavendish" Brut 2014 (England)
Ridgeview "Cavendish" Brut 2014 (England) - [WE 92] [JD 91]
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92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"An alluring whiff of fern accompanies notions of ripe, red apple on the nose, while a touch of white pepper adds spice. The palate shows a very fine mousse that brings crisp red-apple freshness to the fore. This wine still seems young and taut, brimming with freshness in front of a rather reticent backdrop. Give this wine some bottle age and its apple splendor will develop. The finish is clean and lip-smacking." - Anne Krebiehl MW (12/1/2017)

Ridgeview "Fitzrovia" Rose NV (England) - [WE 92]
Ridgeview "Fitzrovia" Rose NV (England) - [WE 92]
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92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"An alluring whiff of fern accompanies notions of ripe, red apple on the nose, while a touch of white pepper adds spice. The palate shows a very fine mousse that brings crisp red-apple freshness to the fore. This wine still seems young and taut, brimming with freshness in front of a rather reticent backdrop. Give this wine some bottle age and its apple splendor will develop. The finish is clean and lip-smacking." - Anne Krebiehl MW (12/1/2017)