Merchant Picks By Region

Merchant's Pick by region: California

  1. "Legend In The Making"
    July 18, 2019

    First come, first served...

    The 2016 Dominus Estate Proprietary Red is, "another possible legend in the making. " James Suckling

    The rate at which Dominus is producing 100 point scores is staggering. This is the third vintage in four years that the wine has garnered a perfect...

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  2. One To Buy By The Case(s)!
    July 10, 2019

    What a value!!!

    We cannot stress enough how long we have strived to find a stunning sub-$50 Napa Valley Cabernet that wasn't just good, but great.

    Success!

    With prices in Napa still on the rise, Stack House is an "under-the-radar" standout... and we hope it stays that...

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  3. California's Best Kept Secret • From Kistler to Kongsgaard
    July 08, 2019

    Something special is happening at Hudson Vineyards!

    Without fail and with every harvest, the wine "reveals a Batard-Montrachet-like richness and hazelnut creaminess." R. Parker

    This is the highly anticipated 2016 Hudson Vineyards Chardonnay. If you have been following us, you...

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  4. How good is Hourglass Sauvignon Blanc?

    Well, we really like Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc, but at home we serve Hourglass!

    This is no ordinary California Sauvignon Blanc; rather, it drinks more like a white Bordeaux with its texture and integrated, expressive...

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  5. A Hedonistic Zinfandel

    When people speak of highly sought after Zinfandels, you often hear names like Turley, Porter-Bass, and of course, Martinelli.

    Martinelli is best known for making hedonistic Zinfandels. The vines for these wines are big and gnarly - and the wine is the...

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