Wines of the Week

June 16th–30th

Stage Left Cellars Breadwinner 2010

Oakland, California

This Week Only$17.99
Regular Price—$19.99

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Like many small wineries, Stage Left grew out of a passion for wine…collecting, drinking, studying, experimenting. But more importantly, Stage Left grew from the thread of experiences and adventures that came with that passion. For owner Melinda Doty and winemaker Rich Williams, the more they drank, the better the idea of starting a winery sounded. Is that wrong? At the end of the day, wine opened doors to new cultures, new friends, and lasting memories. In so many ways, it has been a catalyst for change in their lives. In the most basic sense, Stage Left is their path to discovery. It’s their exit from the every day. One they hope to share with you.

“The Breadwinner” is a red blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, and Mourvedre. A deep garnet colored wine with a spicy nose of cardamom, cinnamon, and clove. On the palate, loads of blue and dark black fruit, fresh acidity, minerality, and a long finish.

Lockwood Vineyards Chardonnay 2014

Monterey, California

This Week Only$14.99
Regular Price—$16.99

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First released in 1989, Lockwood Vineyard was developed under the belief that world class estate produced wines are attainable through ideal vineyard location and quality winemaking. Lockwood Vineyard’s founders, Paul Toeppen, Phil Johnson and Butch Lindley, who have cumulative vineyard management experience of over 90 years, first planted the large 1,850 acre San Lucas Vineyard in 1981 after concluding that the parcel was perfect for growing premium grapes. The vineyard is in a remote area nestled at the base of the Santa Lucia mountain range, in Monterey County, and is one of the largest premium estate vineyards in the world. The vineyard consists of a distinct and exceptional soil that was recognized by the U.S. Geological survey in 1946. The “Lockwood Shaly Loam” is comprised of crushed fossilized seashells similar to chalk and limestone and is only found in two small areas of Central California, truly adding to the exclusive character and quality of our premium wines.

Lockwood Chardonnay features inviting aromas of honeysuckle and fresh apple, touched with Kaffir leaf. Bright flavors of white peach are accented by vibrant mineral notes and a touch of rich caramel. The wine displays a crisp acidity while maintaining a round, supple mouthfeel and creamy texture that leads to a long finish.

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