An introductory message from Al Buchanan, owner and proprietor:
“New Wine of the Week” is an important new special in our shop. Its purpose is to showcase, each week, a single noteworthy wine that we recently added to our collection. While the wines showcased in this “New Wine of the Week” section are not “economy” wines (we have those, also!), they squarely meet our demanding criteria for quality and value.
Try a 2-ounce tasting for $10 and put the $10 toward your bottle purchase of the wine! One per customer, come early, samples are limited! *
The “Wine of the Week” is Quintessa, Napa Valley Red Wine, Rutherford, 2013 - $179.99
Good news! We were able to procure an even better vintage of our Wine Of the Week, the 2013 Quintessa, 98 points from Wine Advocate vs. the 2014 97 point vintage we advertised in our last newsletter. This Bordeaux-style blend from the Rutherford AVA is a deep and thoughtful wine from an exceptional vintage. Dark and rich in color with aromas of bright cherry, blackberry and blueberry with cedar spice and notes of fresh herbs and spring flowers, this wine expresses harmony between fruit and earth. With supple tannin in balance with black fruit flavors and lively acidity, the 2013 Quintessa is truly a wine of depth and richness, balance and purity.
“The 2013 Proprietary Red Wine has always been good, but I think they have re-positioned themselves at a much higher pinnacle with the 2013. This is a Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend but has important component parts such as Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot from their gorgeous vineyards just off the Silverado Trail in Rutherford. The wine has a dense bluish/purple color and a beautiful nose of black raspberries, blueberries, lead pencil shavings, and touches of oak and spring flowers. The complexity of the fragrance is followed by a wine with terrific body, stunning purity, wonderful balance, and great depth and richness. This is certainly the most profound Quintessa made to date and should evolve gracefully for at least 20-25 years. Quintessa is a magnificent estate in Rutherford, and this is the flagship wine of proprietor Agustin Huneeus.” Drink 2015-2040. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 98 pts.
“This is really fantastic on the nose with blackberry, blueberry, lavender, and violets. Even sage. Full body plus extremely integrated tannins that are polished and refined. The balance and harmony is phenomenal. Goes on for minutes. Beautiful now but will satisfy for decades.” James Suckling , 98 pts.
The great wines of the world consistently express the distinct qualities of the estates from which they come. In Napa, Quintessa is such a wine. To preserve the natural mosaic of the vineyard, each small plot is farmed, harvested and vinified individually so that the nuances of the land shine through. Afterward, the best components are brought together to create a wine of elegance and harmony.
Depending on the vintage, Quintessa may include some or all of the five varietals grown on the property: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carménère. The fruit is harvested early in the morning, then sorted and gravity-fed into oak, stainless steel or concrete tanks and vinified. Once fermentation and maceration are complete, the wine from each plot is aged separately for up to two years in French oak. After the final Quintessa blend is created, the wine is bottled and laid down for yet another year before release.
“Winemaking for me is not just about process, it is about the opportunity to bring to life the promise of the land, the vision of the Huneeus family, and the hard work of so many people in the form of a beautiful and complex wine.” REBEKAH WINEBURG, Winemaker
*Sample bottle tastings are limited. First come, first served. Quantities of this outstanding wine are very limited and may not be available for very long at this price.
Gift Baskets Available!
New! "Wine of the Week" $10.00 Tasting & Credit
Stock up on bubbles for brunches, parties, gifts and more! Choose from selected Prosecco, Sparkling Rosé, Moscato d'Asti, pre-mixed Mimosas and more. Take advantage of our super sale of only $10 a bottle and pick up your favorite or an assortment.
*Quantities Limited, while supplies last. Sale price for retail to-go purchase only.
Mystery Grab Bag Cases
We are offering special gift baskets and gift boxes at a range of value price points. Our pre-selected wine groupings are designed for broad appeal to all tastes. Or allow us to suggest and create a custom lineup of the wines of your choice. Baskets and boxes will also include handmade chocolates from Graham’s Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream, each curated to pair perfectly with the particular wines in your package.
These make perfect gifts for the spouse or special friend in your life who appreciates fine wine and chocolate!
Do you run a business or professional practice? Our wine and chocolate boxes are the perfect gift to show appreciation to your customers, clients or employees. Ask about our corporate packages.
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$10 a Bottle!*
We've put together a surprise selection of some our best sellers and as well as fun new varietals for you to try. Just $150 for a twelve bottle case. Wines are valued to be at least $150, approximately $12 a bottle!* Perfect for gifts, parties or to add to your cellar!
*Quantities Limited, while supplies last. Sale price for retail to-go purchase only