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Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Southing 2014 MAGNUM 1.5L Red California Wine
Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Southing 2014 MAGNUM 1.5L Red California Wine

93 rating Wine Enthusiast This richer expression of Pinot Noir kicks off with vanilla and warm cherry sauce on the nose, along with a bit of caramel, enabling it to appeal to lovers of darker red wines. The sip delivers a great depth of berry fruit as well as elegant purple flowers. A chipped-slate minerality is further lifted by dried thyme and bay leaf, making for a hearty but balanced sip.

"Each year, our goal for Southing is to create the ideal marriage of complexity and elegance. The ever-changing nose of the 2014 Southing exhibits Montmorency cherry, baking spice and dried flowers. The fine tannins and minerality are enhanced by our estate vineyard’s characteristic cool climate acidity." - The Winery
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Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Ten 2014 California Red Wine 750mL
Sea Smoke Pinot Noir Ten 2014 California Red Wine 750mL

93 rating Wine Enthusiast  "This richer expression of Pinot Noir kicks off with vanilla and warm cherry sauce on the nose, along with a bit of caramel, enabling it to appeal to lovers of darker red wines. The sip delivers a great depth of berry fruit as well as elegant purple flowers. A chipped-slate minerality is further lifted by dried thyme and bay leaf, making for a hearty but balanced sip."

"Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Upon opening, oak-infused aromas and flavors combine with a fruit-charged core of dark cherry, blackberry, pomegranate and spice. The wine showed much less oak overlay when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle when the fruit became front and center. Boldly styled, with delicious fruit expression, supportive tannins, and integrated acidity. A masculine interpretation of Pinot Noir, yet not highly muscled, offering a soft, approachable tone, and a refreshingly juicy finish. Decant this beauty when you pull the cork. Score: 94." -PrinceofPinot.com Reviewed June 18, 2016 

"A brooding and intense wine. The aromas begin with notes of cola and black currant, then a myriad of spices, dusty blueberry and a hint of tea leaves. Firm, mature tannins evidence of Ten’s ageability—are followed by a long, velvety finish." - The Winery 

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Sea Smoke Sea Spray Santa Rita Hills Blanc de Noirs 2012 California Sparkling Wine
Sea Smoke Sea Spray Santa Rita Hills Blanc de Noirs 2012 California Sparkling Wine
92 Points Wine Enthusiast May 2015
"Hailing from one of the appellation's most celebrated vineyards, this ever-so-slightly pink wine delivers high and tight aromas of pink grapefruit, bubblegum and yeast. The creamy fizz shows ripe nectarine at first, then alkalinity, lime zest and grapefruit pith show up to keep the party in order." - Matt Kettmann
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Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon 1994 1.5L
Seavey Cabernet Sauvignon 1994 1.5L

Extremely Limited, No Discounts! 91 Points - Wine Advocate, December 1997 "The glories of this estate remain its Cabernet Sauvignons. After retasting the 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon, I was even more impressed. Made from low yields of approximately 2 tons of fruit per acre, from Seavey's east-facing hillside vineyards in the Conn Valley, the 1994 exhibits an opaque purple color, and an exuberant yet still young and unformed nose of spice, black fruits, and cedar. Full-bodied, with layers of dense, ripe fruit, this rich, full-bodied, moderately tannic wine should be at its best in 3-5 years. It will keep for two decades or more." -Robert Parker

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Senorio de San Vicente Rioja 2009 Red Spanish Wine
Senorio de San Vicente Rioja 2009 Red Spanish Wine

93 Points - International Wine Cellar, September 2013 "(100% tempranillo peludo; aged for 20 months in new French and American oak): Bright purple. Heady, smoke- and spice-accented aromas of dark berries, incense, potpourri and vanilla. Round and seamless in the mouth, offering sweet blackberry and cassis flavors enlivened by a bracing note of minerality. Supple tannins give shape to the strikingly persistent finish, which leaves a sexy floral pastille note behind." –Josh Raynolds ALSO: 92 Points - Wine Advocate, December 2013 90 Points - Wine Spectator, September 2013

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Senorio de San Vicente Rioja 2012 Red Spanish Wine 750 mL
Senorio de San Vicente Rioja 2012 Red Spanish Wine 750 mL

93 Points - International Wine Cellar, September 2013 "(100% tempranillo peludo; aged for 20 months in new French and American oak): Bright purple. Heady, smoke- and spice-accented aromas of dark berries, incense, potpourri and vanilla. Round and seamless in the mouth, offering sweet blackberry and cassis flavors enlivened by a bracing note of minerality. Supple tannins give shape to the strikingly persistent finish, which leaves a sexy floral pastille note behind." –Josh Raynolds ALSO: 92 Points - Wine Advocate, December 2013 90 Points - Wine Spectator, September 2013

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Sierra Cantabria Amancio Rioja  2011 Red Spanish Rioja Wine 750 mL
Sierra Cantabria Amancio Rioja 2011 Red Spanish Rioja Wine 750 mL

Wine Spectator 93 points

- A plush texture carries bold flavors of plum, currant, licorice and cola in this expressive red. Well-integrated tannins and juicy acidity keep this focused. Grounded by a minerally backbone, this shows modern structure, but with depth and freshness. Drink now through 2026.-T.M..November/2015

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Verite La Joie 2007 Red California Wine
Verite La Joie 2007 Red California Wine
100 Points - Wine Advocate, June 2011
"Composed of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec, the 2007's fruit came from four sources, Alexander Valley Mountain Estate, Knight's Valley, Chalk Hill and Bennett Valley. This utterly perfect, flawless wine reveals great intensity along with a wonderful perfume of roasted coffee, blueberries, blackberries, spring flowers, forest floor and crushed rock. Full-bodied and viscous without being heavy, the wine possesses admirable precision as well as good acidity and balance. This stunning wine is developing beautifully. It contains 14.4% alcohol (one of the highest amounts) and a final pH of 3.64. It should last another 30 years." -Robert M. Parker, Jr.
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Verite Le Desir 2007 Red California Wine
Verite Le Desir 2007 Red California Wine
100 Points - Wine Advocate, June 2011
"A profound blend of 44% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec, with 56% of the fruit from Chalk Hill, 26% from the Alexander Valley Mountain Estate, 14% from Knight's Valley and 4% from Bennett Valley, the 2007 is a wine of unbelievable intensity. It boasts a deep blue/purple color as well as notes of acacia flowers, graphite, licorice, blackberries, blueberries and a hint of burning embers/charcoal, superb intensity and purity, and abundant tannin in the finish. This massive wine needs 5-6 more years of bottle age, and is meant for 35-40 years of cellaring." -Robert M. Parker, Jr.
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William Selyem Pinot Noir Eastside Road Neighbors Vineyard 2015
William Selyem Pinot Noir Eastside Road Neighbors Vineyard 2015
Winemaker’s Notes
Notes of freshly picked summer fruits of blackberry, strawberry, and dark cherry mingle with savory elements of fennel, anise, and clove-studded orange peel. Voluptuous at the front of the palate, the wine seems to envelope and saturate the taste buds. Flavors of dark fruits are counterpointed with notes of English breakfast tea. For as voluminous as the wine feels, there is graceful acid lift on the finish that carries a wonderful mineral sensation. A tremendous vintage for the Eastside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir.

The Vineyard
The Pinot Noir for this blend was sourced from five unique sites along Eastside Road: Foss Vineyard, Calegari Vineyard, MacGregor Estate Vineyard, and Lone Oak Vineyards.

Harvest 2015
The 2015 vintage continues the hit parade of great quality vintages of the last four years. The season started under extreme drought conditions for the 4th consecutive season despite a wet early winter. January was very dry and warm and brought bud break earlier than expected by about 12 days compared to 2014. The rains returned in early February and dramatically slowed down the growth of the plants. May temperatures were some of the coldest on record and negatively impacted flowering and therefore fruit set. It was common for clusters to have millerandage, or a “hens and chicks” (big berry, little berry) phenotype, great for wine quality but severely limited yields. By the end of July the heat returned and, coupled with limited fog intrusion, the ripening process sped along quickly. In fact, harvest started on the last day of July…the earliest on record in the 36 vintages at Williams Selyem! Despite an auspicious start and a dramatic finish to the season, the 2015 wines may surpass some of the great recent vintages as they are bold and yet maintain their trueness to site. With superb color, structure and acidity, the wines have staying power, but with the wonderful texture and richness that are expressed today, who can resist them now?
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