Wines of the Week

July 13th-27th

Buena Vista Chardonnay Carneros 2015

Sonoma, California

This Week Only – $17.99
Regular Price – $24.99
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90 points-Wine Spectator

Buena Vista Winery has a rich, delicious heritage as the first premium, and certainly the most colorful, of all the wineries in California. And its founder, the self-proclaimed “Count of Buena Vista,” Agoston Haraszthy, was a vivacious and eccentric pioneer with a veritable love and unending commitment to California wine. Surrounded by his own tales of intrigue and political exile, The Count immigrated from Europe in 1840 in pursuit of opportunity and freedom in the burgeoning American West. Following the forty-niners in search of gold in the hills of Northern California, Haraszthy sought “purple gold” – the perfect ‘terroir’ for exceptional wine. He ultimately settled in Sonoma, birthplace of California and capital of the short-lived California Republic, where he founded Buena Vista Winery in 1857.

A beautiful honey color in the glass, the 2015 Carneros Chardonnay offers delicate aromatics of Fuji apple, marzipan, and peach blossom. Layered flavors of Asian pear, lemon curd, and baked peaches are complemented by notes of vanilla oak and soft spice. Medium-bodied, this wine coats the palate, but is balanced with bright acidity on the finish.

DeLoach Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Russian River Valley, California

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Regular Price – $26.99
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93 Points – Wine Spectator

As a pioneering producer and winegrower of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley, DeLoach Vineyards has been experimenting with and perfecting the best combinations of soil, rootstock and clones for over three decades. In 2003, the Boisset family brought two generations of sustainable winemaking experience from Burgundy, France to California’s Russian River Valley and pulled up the estate vineyards that had just produced Wine Enthusiast magazine’s 2004 wine of the year: DeLoach Vineyards’ 30th Anniversary Cuvée Pinot Noir. The award-winning vineyards were replanted with cover crops in order to revitalize the soil and in the meantime, DeLoach partnered with winegrowers equally dedicated to and passionate about eco-friendly farming practices and the production of high-quality wines. Wine & Spirits magazine named DeLoach Vineyards a Top 100 Winery for the twelfth time in the winery’s history in 2012.

A delightful ruby color in the glass, the 2015 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir offers aromas of sweet red fruits with hints of vanilla. Flavors of cherry, raspberry, plum, and clove mingle upon the palate, displaying balanced structure, medium body, and moderate tannins.

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