1. Ghost of a Chance "Usurper" Red Napa Valley 2017

    Ghost of a Chance "Usurper" Red Napa Valley 2017

    75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc. From three vineyards around Napa, this Cabernet-based blend is big and fun with a deep, serious backbone. Juicy and almost jammy, it's chockful of black fruits, with ground coffee, cocoa, and all-spice. Smooth and grainy on the palate, it’s everything you want from a Napa red - concentrated, long, and balanced. Learn More
  2. Grand Enclos du Chateau de Cerons Graves Rouge 2015

    Grand Enclos du Chateau de Cerons Graves Rouge 2015

    A blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot give the Château de Cérons all the stuffing needed to make a wine that over-delivers for its price. The winery utilizes a gravity fed system for minimal intervention. This shows fig, blackberry, plum, light cigar and a kiss of oak barrel. Medium to full- bodied with classic, dry, minerally bordeaux nuances. Older Châteaux in the region of Graves can rival the quality of Bordeaux at a fraction of the price, and this is no exception. Learn More
  3. Hourglass "HGIII" Napa Valley Red Wine 2017

    Hourglass "HGIII" Napa Valley Red Wine 2017

    Multiple layers of fruit are coaxed out of the glass by winemaker Tony Biagi. Mostly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. This is very much a bordeaux style wine with earthy notes of leather, wet leaves, and forest floor. Dark fruits, dark chocolate, figs and fine tannins allow this wine to show its depth and concentration. This is a big wine that can stand up to big food, but its silky smooth texture allows it to hold its own all by itself. Learn More
  4. Les Bouquinistes Red Wine Napa Valley 2017

    Les Bouquinistes Red Wine Napa Valley 2017

    A mash-up blend of 33% Petite Sirah, 27% Merlot, 27% Petite Verdot and 13% Zinfandel, giving this an inky color and a big chewy texture. The blend leads to a very attractive, inviting fruity, floral nose with lots of rich black fruit aromas of berries and cherries, as well as chocolate, cloves, and licorice. Blackberries, dark plum, cedar, and tobacco are very inviting. That juiciness if off-set with a firm, grainy structure that lingers. Learn More
  5. Blacksmith Merlot Stags Leap 2016

    Blacksmith Merlot Stags Leap 2016

    Vintner Matt Smith has delivered another great bargain with this 2016 from Stags Leap District. A beautiful, complex smoky nose of ripe plum, blueberries, black cherries, mocha, cloves pepper, and licorice invites you to discover a soft, lingering palate that is juicy and long. Firm tannins and refreshing acidity give the wine great structure, complementing the round mouthfeel. Learn More
  6. Calluna CVC 2015

    Calluna CVC 2015

    51% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 8% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot. From the Chalk Hill AVA in Sonoma comes this enticing and very approachable blend. It’s aged in 20% new oak for 21 months to give a smooth texture that’s firmed out by gripping tannins. Aromas of ripe plum, blackcurrant, black cherry, and dried herbs are well balanced and integrated on the fresh palate. Very inviting. Learn More
  7. Keever "Inspirado" Napa Valley 2014

    Keever "Inspirado" Napa Valley 2014

    77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 7% Malbec. With Jim Barbour growing the grapes on Howell Mountain and Celia Welch making the wine, you are assured of top quality. Aromas of dark purple berries, mulling spices, toasted hazelnuts, mocha, tobacco, and wild anise waft from the glass when one swirls this ripe, complex Bordeaux-style blend. Well-integrated oak, great lift, mid-palate complexity, and length on this vibrant, very approachable wine. Learn More
  8. Clif Family "The Climber" 2016

    Clif Family "The Climber" 2016

    52% Merlot/48% Cabernet Sauvignon, coming from Calistoga and St. Helena, and aged in 40% new French oak for 18 months. This is an enticing blend that’s full and fruity without being too big or aggressive: aromas of red plums, blackcurrant, black cherry, chocolate, coffee, licorice, and cloves followed by a palate with soft, ripe tannins for an approachable wine that goes down very easily. Learn More
  9. Eric Kent "Untethered" Red Blend Mendocino 2017

    Eric Kent "Untethered" Red Blend Mendocino 2017

    74% Syrah, 15% Petite Sirah, 8% Merlot, and 3% Viognier. This unusual blend is a delicious and very approachable California take on the Rhône. The red and black fruit aromas of blackberry, black cherry, red plum, and raspberry are fresh and crunchy, given extra complexity by licorice, tarragon, and clove aromas, all held together by a firm, chewy tannic grip. A great value wine that’s easy to drink but which also has great depth. Learn More
  10. Rocca Vespera Red Wine Napa Valley 2014

    Rocca Vespera Red Wine Napa Valley 2014

    50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Syrah, 23% Merlot. Small family winery making this full, rich, and very drinkable blend, dominated by Cabernet for ripe blackcurrant aromas, plus Syrah for some luscious blackberry and Merlot for plush plums, all held together by a tight tannic and oaky structure, with extra aromas of licorice, black tea, and olives. Generous, round, and mouthfilling. Learn More