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STOP BY AND SAY TODAY'S SECRET WORD, THE NAME SUSSMAN AND WE'LL POUR YOU A FREE SIP OF RADIO COTEAU PINOT NOIR....The work of Winemaker Eric Sussman....


UPDATED AS OF April 12, 2014

GUIGAL 2010 SAINT-JOSEPH "Vignes de L'Hospice"   $10/taste
Yes, it's expensive for a Saint Joseph, but then it's comparable to wines
from Cote-Rotie and Hermitage in our opinion.  Lists for $135 a bottle...
We have a few bottles which we're offering for a couple of bucks above the wholesale 
price...


JOHN ANTHONY 2010 Napa CABERNET $6/taste
John Anthony (Truchard) makes a rather nicely elegant Napa Cabernet...

VIETTI 2012 ARNEIS  $2.40/taste
The latest vintage of Arneis from Vietti is another benchmark bottling...
Dry, no oak and perfect for holiday season starter courses.

PONSOT 2012 RULLY "Monpalais"  $2.50/taste
Jean Baptiste Ponsot makes a reference point Rully Blanc...
Chardonnay...nice toasty notes...dry...stony...and inexpensive for
this quality of White Burgundy.


GAMBA 2011 Russian River Estate ZINFANDEL $3.50/taste
From 100 year old vines...this is a big, robust, inky-colored Zinfandel
from a favorite estate.  Loads of blackberry fruit...The vines don't
produce much quantity, but make up for that with sublime quality.

BECKMEN 2012 CABERNET  $2.20/taste
A favorite Santa Barbara red that's not Syrah, nor is it Pinot Noir.
Beckmen usually makes a pretty showy wine at a most attractive price.

RADIO COTEAU 2011 Sonoma PINOT NOIR $5.30/taste
This small, artisan vintner specializes in Pinot Noir...nicely cherryish and
mildly oaked.

LANGMEIL "Valley Floor" SHIRAZ $2.70/taste
Langmeil has some seriously old Shiraz vineyards and this is from 
relatively young parcels...it's deep in color, shows nice dark fruit and a
bit of wood.

PATZ & HALL Sonoma CHARDONNAY  $3/taste
Patz & Hall is a specialist with respect to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Their entry-level Chardonnay is a beauty and we sale-price it at
$29.99.


GRAYWACKE 2013 NZ SAUVIGNON BLANC  $2.20/taste
Kevin Judd was the winemaker at New Zealand's famed Cloudy Bay for 25 years.
Now he's launching his own brand and it's exceptional!

SUMMERS NAPA CHARBONO  $2.30/taste
Jim & Beth Summers make our favorite California Charbono...teeming
with blackberry & blueberry fruit...mild tannins...fairly full-bodied.


HANS WIRSCHING SCHEUREBE Kabinett Trocken $2.70/taste
We describe this as "Riesling meets Sauvignon."  The aromas are floral and
mildly citrusy and Wirsching produces a great example of Scheurebe.
Dry, too>


BORSAO'S "GARNACHA" 2012 SPANISH RED 70-Cents
Garnacha made along the lines of a Beaujolais, though this vintage is a bit
bigger than normal.

SOLITUDE Carneros CHARDONNAY  $26.99
Lots of creamy, toasty oak and a mildly buttery tone to this old-fashioned
Chardonnay.

 

JJ PRUM 2007 WEHLENER SONNENUHR Kabinett RIESLING  $3/taste
We just received some 'library' bottles from JJ Prum...their 
great 2007 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling...fantastic balance...very 'fine' and
yet intense.


HONIG 2012 Napa SAUVIGNON BLANC $1.40/taste
Delightful Napa Sauvignon...well-priced, nicely citrusy white wine.

KISTLER Sonoma  CHARDONNAY $6/taste
These guys do it right...come taste for yourself.

TALLEY 2011 Arroyo Grande CHARDONNAY  $2.60/taste
We tell people if they don't like this wine, they shouldn't be drinking Chardonnay.

NEUDORF 2011 NELSON CHARDONNAY $2.60/taste
Tim & Judy Finn make top wines in New Zealand's Nelson appellation...
their 2011 is a delight...a Chardonnay for adults.

GUIGAL 2009 SAINT-JOSEPH  VIGNE DE L'HOSPICE  $10/taste
Beautiful Northern Rhone Syrah...very charming.
$125 list price...sale price is $99.99.




SWEET WINES OPEN TODAY:


CHATEAU HAUT-MAYNE 2008 SAUTERNES   $3.80
You're not alone...nobody knows this fine little domaine...

JM da FONSECA 20 YEAR SETUBAL (Moscatel)  $6/1 ounce pour
Hugely famous in Portugal and around Europe, they're a mystery to most
wine consumers in the US.  Remarkable wine, though.


SEPPELTSFIELD 10 YEAR PARA "PORT" $4.00/taste
A legendary sweet wine producer in Australia, this is a marvelous dessert wine
along the lines of a Colheita Port.

SMITH WOODHOUSE 2001 LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORTO $3/taste
Savvy wine buyers know this brand from the Symington Family (Graham's, Warres, Dow's)
for its killer LBV Port...If you have taste for hundred buck bottles of Vintage Port and are
on a budget, check out this delicious Porto!


LA MAGENDIA Jurançon $3.60/taste
From master winemaker Jean Bernard Larrieu comes this stellar sweet wine which is
balanced by laser-sharp acidity.  


CARMES DE RIEUSSEC 2005 SAUTERNES $3.50/taste
A second wine from the famous Chateau Rieussec, this is nicely honeyed and rather affordable...

BARBADILLO 30 YEAR AMONTILLADO SHERRY $5/taste
When we pour a taste of this stellar Sherry, its perfume permeates the entire shop...nutty
and very fine with an after-taste which lingers for a very long time.

NIEPOORT 1988 COLHEITA PORTO $5/1 ounce Pour
Dirk Niepoort is a leading light in Portugal and he makes some top Colheita (single vintage tawny) Ports.   Here's a nicely aged bottling...old, but not too old and not too young...




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All bottles are sparged with Argon, an inert gas. 
This allows us to offer a wide variety of wines
(you won't find any place offering this number of interesting wines on a daily basis!). 



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