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2017 Larry Hyde Vineyard Estate, Chardonnay, Los Carneros 1x75cl

RP95+
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 550 cases Larry Hyde is the King of Chardonnay growers in California. His fruit is hand-selected by the very best producers for their single vineyard... bottlings: Mark Aubert, Steve Kistler, David Ramey and Aubert de Villaine (Hyde de Villaine & Domaine de La Romanée Conti), to name just a few. In 1979, Larry planted the legendary Hyde Vineyard in Los Carneros, Napa's coolest-climate, and quickly built his reputation as one of the finest growers in California. A Chardonnay with 'Hyde Vineyard' on the label is of an assured 'Grand Cru' level, yet the story gets even more compelling. In 2005, Larry took the leap from grower to winemaker and planted his family's new Estate Vineyard, described by Mark Aubert as “Where Burgundy meets California” – a brilliant summation of the Larry Hyde 'Hyde Vineyard Estate' Chardonnay produced from this remarkable site.
£48 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £60.80 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Favia, Carbone Chardonnay, Coombsville 1x75cl

JS94
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage Production: 1,609 cases There are few who know the vines and soils of Napa better than husband and wife team, Andy Erickson and Annie Favia. They are true Napa icons,... having worked at some of the region’s most legendary Estates including Screaming Eagle, SLOAN ESTATE, Colgin Cellars, Dalla Valle, OVID, and Harlan Estate - Annie as viticulturist, Andy as winemaker. When this power couple turned their focus to the parcel of 30+ year old, organically farmed Chardonnay vines adjoining their historic home in Coombsville, the expectation was huge...
£41 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £52.40 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Blankiet Estate, Paradise Hills Vineyard Prince of Hearts Red, Napa Valley 1x75cl

JD97
Blend: 49% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 1,100 cases Blankiet Estate is nestled above Yountville on the western foothills of the Mayacamas... Mountains. The Paradise Hills Vineyard is carved on steep hillsides just above the famed Dominus Estate Napanook parcel that was originally planted in 1838 by Yountville’s founder, George C. Yount. With an ideal eastern exposure, the land is bathed with morning sun and benefits from natural shade in the hot afternoons, and cool breezes from the San Pablo Bay flow constantly across the land. It's located on three volcanic knolls where soil profiles vary from deeply fractured rocks and volcanic ash, to thick clay deposits, meaning each parcel is distinguished by a unique subsoil and microclimate. At just 6.5 hectares in size it's a remarkably small site, yet the incredible complexity of the terroir allows for three distinct wines, each of a singular style. This is an Estate at the top of its game. Combined with the very talented winemaker Graeme MacDonald and owner Claude Blankiet's attention to detail, is truly worthy of an exploration.
£71 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £88.40 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Bevan Cellars, Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 1x75cl

JD99
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 1,005 cases The Tench Vineyard surrounds the winery in eastern Oakville at a sweet spot where the valley floor and foothills of the Vaca Mountains... collide to form some of the most complex, prized soils in Napa. Sharing a fence line with Screaming Eagle, and counting the like of Dalla Valle Vineyards and BOND’s St. Eden Vineyard as neighbours, Tench has produced an unstoppable string of high scoring wines at the hands of Russell. The Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon comes from two incredible rocky parcels that consistently develop incredible, intense flavours.
£185 / BottleDuty Status: Duty PaidAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Dalla Valle & Ornellaia, DVO, Napa Valley 3x75cl

RP96+
Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot Vintage production: 300 cases A combination of history, innovation, and masterful winemaking have seen DVO firmly establish a ‘Cult’ status among the... world’s collectors and has quickly taken its position on the most exclusive restaurant wine lists. This is the third vintage crafted by Maya Dalla Valle and Axel Heinz, and for us it’s the most expressive, tantalising release to date. There’s a palpable energy to the 2020, driven by the three exceptional vineyards hand-picked by this dynamic duo: Vine Hill Ranch in the southwest corner of Oakville brings intensity and depth; Oakville Ranch in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains in eastern Oakville lends structure and concentration; Farella in cool-climate Coombsville adds elegance and finesse. This is a DVO that was hard to put down when we tried it with Maya last Autumn (2023), and it has everything in place to cruise along beautifully for another 15+ years with ease.
£720 / Case£240 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £873.61 / Case, £291.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2015 Dana Estates, Vaso Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 1x75cl

Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Vintage production: c.500 cases
£63 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £79.37 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

NV Cliff Lede, Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical (2012-2014) 6x75cl

RP96/99/99
Contains 2x75cl of each vintage (2012, 2013 & 2014): Our exclusive Library Release Vertical Cases of the famed Cliff Lede Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon (first produced in 2012) showcase a... wine that rarely sees the light of day after release, making these cases extremely special. Coming direct from the winery, they carry the ultimate provenance and will provide a unique insight into the intrinsic characteristics that make the vineyard so special, the nuances of each consecutive vintage, and the unmistakable Cliff Lede style. There are few names as evocative as Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard. It is considered one of the very best vineyards in the world - the ultimate expression of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This site has produced some of the most revered wines in Napa’s history at the hands of the few elite winemakers granted access to these most precious of vines. One of the greatest Cabernets is produced by Chris Tynan at Cliff Lede Vineyard who has consistently achieved some of the highest scores from the vineyard in each vintage. He has at his disposal one of the most diverse selections of vineyard blocks of any Estate, allowing him to create a unique and extraordinary wine from this critically praised site.
£1,300 / Case£216.67 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,579.22 / Case, £263.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Carter, Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet Sauvignon The O.G., Oakville 6x75cl

JD99
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: n/a With low yields and intense concentration, 2021 turns out to be very good year for the ‘O.G.’ block of Beckstoffer To Kalon. This is a... dense and ethereal Napa Cabernet Sauvignon revealing gorgeous notes of black and blue berry, complex floral and earth undertones matched with an inky deep purple color. Sweet firm tannins integrate with a plush, persistent and prodigious palate that has both weight and richness. As with prior tannic vintages of this wine, the structure and power of the clone 337 from the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard lends itself well to an extended decant or several years of bottle age to really spread its wings. This wine should hit its prime in 5 to 10 years and continue to age and become more complex for decades.
£1,575 / Case£262.50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,913.33 / Case, £318.89 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2016 Amuse Bouche, Red Blend, Napa Valley 6x75cl

RP95+
Blend: 88% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc Vintage production: 750 cases Legendary winemaker Heidi Barrett and vintner John Schwartz started Amuse Bouche in 2002, taking inspiration from their shared... love of the great Châteaux of Pomerol to produce a Napa Merlot of elegance, poise and refinement that would deliver in spades at release while retaining great cellaring potential. The fruit comes from the secretive Amuse Bouche vineyards, hidden in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains above Napa's Rutherford AVA. They have the perfect combination of clay, gravel and volcanic soils, giving the Amuse Bouche its unmistakable complexity and structure.
£1,065 / Case£177.50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,300.46 / Case, £216.74 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2013 FUTO, Oakville Estate Red Wine 1x75cl

RP98
Blend: 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 501 cases
£433 / BottleDuty Status: Duty PaidAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Unwritten, Signature Series Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain 12x75cl

JD100WI97-99
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 51 cases Las Posadas Vineyards is owned by legendary viticulturist, David Abreu. It sits above the fog line on Howell Mountain at about 600m... elevation, surrounded by a protected forest of fir and pine. Red Aiken soils are layered over white tufa, and the rocks that littered the site before it was planted now form walls defining the property. This unique terrain gives the wine an incredibly seductive bouquet of cassis, blueberries, tobacco and rose petals. Rich, concentrated, full-bodied, and structured, it's a brilliant wine that yearns for a powerful pairing. Fruit for the 2021 was harvested from 27th September to 4th October, and the wine spent 23 months in 100% new French oak (Darnajou and Taransaud), prior to bottling on 21st August, 2023.
£2,400 / Case£200 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £2,918.45 / Case, £243.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Greer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford 1x75cl

JD99JS98RP97VM97
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 500 cases The famous 'Rutherford Bench' is steeped in history, and loaded with some of Napa's most iconic producers. Here, surrounded by one of... Joseph Phelps Insignia-designated sites, the Inglenook Estate, Staglin Family, and the 'First Growth' Scarecrow (J.J. Cohn) Vineyard, lies a postage stamp sized diamond - Greer Vineyard. At just 2 hectares in size, Greer Vineyard is about 1/5 the size of Scarecrow. It was purchased by Rob and Cyd Greer in the early 1980s and quickly became important source for Opus One. They chose the auspicious 2007 vintage to make their debut, and in short time Greer Cabernet Sauvignon has attracted the attention of serious collectors, as well as some of the biggest names in the Valley. This is truly a wine for the ages, and there’s no doubt whatsoever that we are witnessing the emergence of a new legend of the Rutherford Bench. Simply stunning.
£172 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £209.60 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Saxum, James Berry, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD95-97+
Blend: 53% Grenache, 31% Mataro, 6% Syrah, 6% Counoise, 4% Carignan Vintage production: 1,390 cases Saxum's James Berry Vineyard, planted by Justin's father, James Berry Smith, in the 1980s, is... renowned throughout California as a true ‘Grand Cru’, and the James Berry Red 2021 is dominated by Grenache of the highest order. This is a hugely energetic and almost ethereal expression of the vineyard, and looks set to be one of the longest lived vintages to date. NOTES FROM WINEMAKER JUSTIN SMITH: “When we tasted the wines side by side to write these notes (I know, hard life!), Heather and I were struck by how elevated this wine was. Yes, it’s the only Grenache led wine in this Syrah dominated release, but it was just singing! These ‘21s have really snuck up on me. I have to admit that early in their lives I found them a little boring for lack of a better term. I now realize they were just late bloomers and their hidden charms are just now blossoming into something quite magical. They carry a weightlessness while simultaneously jam packed with so much substance. Does that even make sense? Anyways, I love them. I could throw some tasting notes out to you about this wine, but really you just have to taste it to understand what I’m trying to convey. It’s good.”
£130 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £159.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Saxum, Somnus, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD96-98
Blend: 33% Petite Sirah, 33% Syrah, 17% Graciano, 13% Touriga Nacional, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 610 cases A brand-new cuvée, we tasted the Somnus 2019 from barrel in 2022 (it was... simply label ‘XC’ for extended cellared), and even at that relatively early stage it was a mind-blowing experience. Our notes read: “Off the charts – this will be incredible!”, which almost feels like an understatement now. Named after the Greek God of Sleep, Somnus slumbered for an almost unheard of 44 months in barrel to tame the insane level of power and intensity, and Justin’s judgement was impeccable as it came together beautifully in time for bottling. For Saxum fans, this is as thrilling as it gets! NOTES FROM WINEMAKER JUSTIN SMITH: “I finally get to introduce you to this new cuvée, Somnus, named after the Roman god of sleep, because this wine gets to sleep an extra year in barrel! 44 months it’s been slumbering away. Back in 2019 we had a couple of amazing lots in our cellar that were so unique, and so incredible, I really wanted to showcase them. The problem was they were also extremely structured. The original plan was to give them the 33 month elevage like Bone Rock and Rocket block, but when it came time to bottle it last year it was still too beastly. Think velvet glove in a iron gauntlet. We tucked it back in and let it sleep another whole year, and when it woke up this time, it blew us all away. It is something unique for sure. Still a beast, but something very special. Something that I believe could only happen here on the Central Coast. It is another wine in this line up that has to be tasted to be believed, but understand, it’s not for the faint of heart. It is Paso.”
£190 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £231.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Saxum, James Berry Vineyard White, Paso Robles 1x75cl

Blend: 44% Grenache Blanc, 29% Roussanne, 20% Chenin Blanc, 7% Chardonnay Vintage production: 347 cases The James Berry White stands as Saxum’s rarest cuvée and has garnered a cult-flowing among... Saxum aficionados. For us, the Grenache Blanc in Paso Robles is the best in the world, so it goes without saying that Justin’s is going to sit at the top of the tree! Always and eclectic blend, this is a rich and deep wine that shimmers with energy throughout. NOTES FROM WINEMAKER JUSTIN SMITH: “I like to think that we are getting better and better at making this wine, or maybe our Grenache Blanc vines are producing better and better fruit, or maybe its just that ’21 was an exceptional year for whites. Whatever the reasons, I’m really enjoying our one and only white. (News flash, we have planted a couple small blocks of whites up at our new York Mountain planting, but that is 6 years away from any release.) If you have enjoyed our past whites I think you will like this one even better. Brought up in huge 600L demi-muid barrels, with 4 of the 6 being new, it spent a full 22 months on its lees before racking clean and bottling. It is full and rich, yet bright and lively. The magical combo I always look for in a white…actually in any wine really.”
£130 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £159.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2014 Epoch Estate, Estate Blend, Paso Robles 6x75cl

JD93
Blend: 36% Syrah, 36% Mourvèdre, 22% Grenache, 6% Tempranillo Vintage production: 1,924 cases
£250 / Case£41.67 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £323.69 / Case, £53.95 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2014 Epoch Estate, Ingenuity, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD95
Blend: 51% Syrah, 28% Mourvèdre, 14 % Petite Sirah, 7% Grenache Vintage production: 1,128 cases
£60 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £76.02 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Law, Beguiling, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD97
Blend: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah Vintage production: 1,103 cases Beguiling is Law's is a celebration of Grenache, always dominated by 80+% of this varietal which is in the midst of an astonishing... revolution in Paso Robles. The vines are on a complex blend of Calodo, Los Osos, Nacamiento and Linne soils that run through the Estate Vineyard, between 490m and 590m above sea level. The fruit is hravested by hand and undergoes native fermentation in open top concrete fermenters. It is aged for 19 months in French oak (30% new) before14 months in bottle prior to release.
£64 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £80.87 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Law, Beguiling, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD97
Blend: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah Vintage production: 1,103 cases Beguiling is Law's is a celebration of Grenache, always dominated by 80+% of this varietal which is in the midst of an astonishing... revolution in Paso Robles. The vines are on a complex blend of Calodo, Los Osos, Nacamiento and Linne soils that run through the Estate Vineyard, between 490m and 590m above sea level. The fruit is hravested by hand and undergoes native fermentation in open top concrete fermenters. It is aged for 19 months in French oak (30% new) before14 months in bottle prior to release.
£66 / BottleDuty Status: Duty PaidAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Law, Beguiling, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD97
Blend: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah Vintage production: 1,103 cases Beguiling is Law's is a celebration of Grenache, always dominated by 80+% of this varietal which is in the midst of an astonishing... revolution in Paso Robles. The vines are on a complex blend of Calodo, Los Osos, Nacamiento and Linne soils that run through the Estate Vineyard, between 490m and 590m above sea level. The fruit is hravested by hand and undergoes native fermentation in open top concrete fermenters. It is aged for 19 months in French oak (30% new) before14 months in bottle prior to release.
£66 / BottleDuty Status: Duty PaidAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Saxum, The Hexe, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD96
Blend: 51% Grenache, 17% Petite Sirah, 11% Graciano, 10% Mataro, 7% Syrah, 4% Carignan Vintage production: 714 cases The Hexe 2020 is based around the oldest block of Grenache at James Berry... Vineyard, planted in 1980. It spent 33 months ageing in a unique combination of large puncheons and concrete amphora, and is “One of the finest 2020s out there… It’s a gorgeous bottle of wine.” (JD)
£170 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £208.07 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2020 Slacker Wines, Computer Geek, Paso Robles 12x75cl

Blend: 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Graciano, 10% Carignan Vintage production: 260 cases The 2020 Computer Geek comes from three estate vineyards farmed by winemaker Matt Trevisan in the Willow... Creek District. The driving element is Syrah from the Perch Block at Stonethrower Vineyard, located just 10 miles from the ocean at an elevation of 1,350 feet. The Syrah component is rounded out by fruit from the Estrella Block at Stonethrower Vineyard and the Cold Shoulder Block at the Linne Calodo estate. The Grenache, Graciano and Carignan hail from a mix of blocks at Stonethrower, Linne Calodo and Oakdale vineyards. Native yeast fermentation. An extended whole-cluster fermentation of the Perch Block Syrah sets the tone, driving the wine with an earthy, savoury character. After fermentation, the various blocks were pressed to 228, 265 and 500-liter French oak barrels (20% new oak), where they underwent extended aging for 30 months prior to blending. Complete Linne Calodo treatment - no additional expense spared from winegrowing through winemaking, but differentiated as a Slacker blend with an emphasis on softer edges and immediate approachability.
£410 / Case£34.17 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £539.66 / Case, £44.97 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Slacker Wines, Computer Geek, Paso Robles 1x75cl

Blend: 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Graciano, 10% Carignan Vintage production: 260 cases The 2020 Computer Geek comes from three estate vineyards farmed by winemaker Matt Trevisan in the Willow... Creek District. The driving element is Syrah from the Perch Block at Stonethrower Vineyard, located just 10 miles from the ocean at an elevation of 1,350 feet. The Syrah component is rounded out by fruit from the Estrella Block at Stonethrower Vineyard and the Cold Shoulder Block at the Linne Calodo estate. The Grenache, Graciano and Carignan hail from a mix of blocks at Stonethrower, Linne Calodo and Oakdale vineyards. Native yeast fermentation. An extended whole-cluster fermentation of the Perch Block Syrah sets the tone, driving the wine with an earthy, savoury character. After fermentation, the various blocks were pressed to 228, 265 and 500-liter French oak barrels (20% new oak), where they underwent extended aging for 30 months prior to blending. Complete Linne Calodo treatment - no additional expense spared from winegrowing through winemaking, but differentiated as a Slacker blend with an emphasis on softer edges and immediate approachability.
£36 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £47.17 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2017 Clos Solene, Fleur Solene, Paso Robles 1x75cl

VM94
Blend: 40% Syrah, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Grenache Vintage production: 300 cases
£58 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £73.44 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Dragonette, Duvarita Vineyard Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County 1x75cl

JD94
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage Production: 145 cases The Duvarita Vineyard is in the far west of the region, sitting literally metres outside of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA boundary, and it is one of... the most sought after vineyards. The steep slopes sit on a combination of ancient sand dunes and sandstone, producing wines of characteristic depth and intensity. Dragonette's Chardonnay comes from the highest blocks, more influenced by the cooling Pacific fog and full of stone fruit and a crisp minerality, and we love the extra dimension on the palate that comes from lees contact. For some summer-dining inspiration, the regional seafood specialties are the famous local halibut and sea bass, either (or both!) of which are perfect with a glass of Duvarita Chardonnay.
£52 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £65.60 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Jaffurs, Upslope Syrah, Santa Barbara County 12x75cl

JD98+
Blend: 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier Vintage production: 123 cases The Upslope Syrah represents the crème de la crème at Jaffurs - a cellar selection of the very best single-vineyard 'reserve' barrels.... The prized Bien Nacido and Larner Vineyards make up the blend: sources for some legendary Sine Qua Non wines, as well as contemporary benchmark producers like Fingers Crossed and Andremily Wines. Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhône varietal wines with a New World independence. Founder Craig Jaffurs produced his first professional wines during the 1994 harvest. Current owners Dan and Janelle Green purchased Jaffurs in 2016, and continue the tradition of family wine-making started by the Jaffurs family over two decades ago, with Craig remaining on their Advisory Board. All the wines are carefully made in small lots, with approximately 5,000 cases are produced each year. Craig and his team work closely with top growers in the Santa Ynez, Ballard Canyon, Sta. Rita Hills, Los Alamos, and Santa Maria regions.
£840 / Case£70 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,046.45 / Case, £87.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2020 Jaffurs, Upslope Syrah, Santa Barbara County 1x75cl

JD99
Blend: 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier Vintage production: 119 cases #5 in Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of 2023: CALIFORNIA'S BEST SYRAH OF THE YEAR! The Upslope Syrah represents the crème de la crème at... Jaffurs - a cellar selection of the very best single-vineyard 'reserve' barrels. For the 2020, the prized Bien Nacido and Larner Vineyards make up the blend: sources for some legendary Sine Qua Non wines, as well as contemporary benchmark producers like Fingers Crossed and Andremily Wines. Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhône varietal wines with a New World independence. Founder Craig Jaffurs produced his first professional wines during the 1994 harvest. Current owners Dan and Janelle Green purchased Jaffurs in 2016, and continue the tradition of family wine-making started by the Jaffurs family over two decades ago, with Craig remaining on their Advisory Board. All the wines are carefully made in small lots, with approximately 5,000 cases are produced each year. Craig and his team work closely with top growers in the Santa Ynez, Ballard Canyon, Sta. Rita Hills, Los Alamos, and Santa Maria regions.
£70 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £87.74 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2020 Jaffurs, Upslope Syrah, Santa Barbara County 12x75cl

JD99
Blend: 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier Vintage production: 119 cases #5 in Jeb Dunnuck's Top 100 Wines of 2023: CALIFORNIA'S BEST SYRAH OF THE YEAR! The Upslope Syrah represents the crème de la crème at... Jaffurs - a cellar selection of the very best single-vineyard 'reserve' barrels. For the 2020, the prized Bien Nacido and Larner Vineyards make up the blend: sources for some legendary Sine Qua Non wines, as well as contemporary benchmark producers like Fingers Crossed and Andremily Wines. Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhône varietal wines with a New World independence. Founder Craig Jaffurs produced his first professional wines during the 1994 harvest. Current owners Dan and Janelle Green purchased Jaffurs in 2016, and continue the tradition of family wine-making started by the Jaffurs family over two decades ago, with Craig remaining on their Advisory Board. All the wines are carefully made in small lots, with approximately 5,000 cases are produced each year. Craig and his team work closely with top growers in the Santa Ynez, Ballard Canyon, Sta. Rita Hills, Los Alamos, and Santa Maria regions.
£840 / Case£70 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,052.93 / Case, £87.74 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Dragonette, Rita’s Crown Vineyard Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills 1x75cl

JD95VM97
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage Production: 330 cases One of the producers at the forefront of Sta. Rita's Hills' success is Dragonette Cellars. Winemaker Brandon Sparks-Gills, and brothers Steve and... John Dragonette, select the region's elite vineyards to make Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of utter refinement and distinction. Rita’s Crown vineyard is located at one of the highest points in the Sta. Rita Hills, adjacent to such famous sites as Mt Carmel and Sea Smoke. The soils are a mix of sandy and clay loams with a good amount of diatomaceous earth. Dragonette's Chardonnay comes from two parcels: block 16, (clone 76) lies at 800-950 feet on a steep, west-southwest facing hillside above the monastery, and block 12 (clone 95), a steep south facing hillside just below and to the west. These higher elevation blocks are exposed to fog and clouds most mornings and high winds most afternoons, cooling the vineyard. The climate and the low vigour soils produce a small canopy, small yields and a long, slow growing season. The wines here typically show beautiful, ripe tropical fruit flavours, balanced by remarkable acidity and strong notes of chalky minerals.
£60 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £75.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Dragonette, Rita’s Crown Vineyard Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills 12x75cl

JD95VM97
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage Production: 330 cases One of the producers at the forefront of Sta. Rita's Hills' success is Dragonette Cellars. Winemaker Brandon Sparks-Gills, and brothers Steve and... John Dragonette, select the region's elite vineyards to make Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of utter refinement and distinction. Rita’s Crown vineyard is located at one of the highest points in the Sta. Rita Hills, adjacent to such famous sites as Mt Carmel and Sea Smoke. The soils are a mix of sandy and clay loams with a good amount of diatomaceous earth. Dragonette's Chardonnay comes from two parcels: block 16, (clone 76) lies at 800-950 feet on a steep, west-southwest facing hillside above the monastery, and block 12 (clone 95), a steep south facing hillside just below and to the west. These higher elevation blocks are exposed to fog and clouds most mornings and high winds most afternoons, cooling the vineyard. The climate and the low vigour soils produce a small canopy, small yields and a long, slow growing season. The wines here typically show beautiful, ripe tropical fruit flavours, balanced by remarkable acidity and strong notes of chalky minerals.
£685 / Case£57.08 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £860.45 / Case, £71.70 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Dragonette, Duvarita Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County 1x75cl

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lend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage Production: 75 cases One of the producers at the forefront of Sta. Rita's Hills' success is Dragonette Cellars. Winemaker Brandon Sparks-Gills, and brothers Steve and... John Dragonette, select the region's elite vineyards to make Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of utter refinement and distinction. The Duvarita Vineyard is in the far west of the region, sitting literally metres outside of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA boundary, and it is one of the most sought after vineyards. The steep slopes sit on a combination of ancient sand dunes and sandstone, producing wines of characteristic depth and intensity.
£60 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £75.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Dragonette, Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills 12x75cl

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Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage production: 350 cases Historic Sanford & Benedict is the original Pinot Noir vineyard (est. 1971) in the Santa Ynez Valley (Sta. Rita Hills was not established until... 2001), and it has been the inspiration for winemakers for ever since. Originally planted to a selection of apparently secret “heritage” clones (subsequently expanded and replanted over the years), this magical site simply buzzes with cosmic energy. Dragonette purchases fruit here from two distinct blocks of older vines (1999) and oldest vines (1972), buying by the acre so they may employ specialized organic farming practices. These stately vines stand tall on their enormous trunks, while still producing a solid crop of beautifully concentrated grapes. The resulting wines display sappy red and black cherry fruits with old-vine style and grace.
£720 / Case£60 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £902.45 / Case, £75.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Dragonette, Radian Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills 12x75cl

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Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage production: 500 cases Radian vineyard is located at the far western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills on dramatically steep slopes with large amounts of diatomaceous earth.... Radian is extreme, regularly blanketed by fog and buffeted by high winds. The vines here struggle to set fruit, and the resulting yields are extremely low, but the grapes highly concentrated. The resulting wines are energetic and intense, with a fascinating mineral streak and a remarkable depth of flavour.
£720 / Case£60 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £902.45 / Case, £75.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Dragonette, Duvarita Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County 12x75cl

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lend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage Production: 75 cases One of the producers at the forefront of Sta. Rita's Hills' success is Dragonette Cellars. Winemaker Brandon Sparks-Gills, and brothers Steve and... John Dragonette, select the region's elite vineyards to make Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of utter refinement and distinction. The Duvarita Vineyard is in the far west of the region, sitting literally metres outside of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA boundary, and it is one of the most sought after vineyards. The steep slopes sit on a combination of ancient sand dunes and sandstone, producing wines of characteristic depth and intensity.
£720 / Case£60 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £902.45 / Case, £75.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Dragonette, Black Label Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills 12x75cl

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Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 150 cases This small production, reserve level wine is a blend of the team's favourite barrels, each selected for its outstanding depth, concentration,... complexity, and engaging personality. THE VINEYARDS Bentrock: Dramatic, north facing block overlooking the Santa Ynez River to the south and Radian to the West. Rocky, windy site gives wines of intense power and length, interjected with complex mineral notes and structure. Rita’s Crown: Steep, South-Southwest facing blocks regularly visited by high winds and fog. Low vigor soils of sandy and clay loams with diatomaceous earth produce grapes with tropical fruits, chalky minerals, and great natural acidity. Radian: Dramatic, west facing block high above the valley floor stares directly at the mighty, cold, windy Pacific. Very low yields and thick skins combine to make powerful wines, with intense minerals and high acidity. The individual blocks were picked in separate passes with field sorting. Within hours, the grapes were gently pressed, the juice settled, then put down to barrels for primary fermentation, which took place with native yeasts. The wine sees native malolactic fermentation in barrel and aging on the lees (without stirring) in French oak (67% new) for 18 months, before blending and bottling.
£945 / Case£78.75 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,172.45 / Case, £97.70 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2020 Peake Ranch, Sierra Madre Vineyard Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley 1x75cl

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Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 297 cases Winemaker Wynne Solomon has beautifully captured the brilliant 2020 vintage with her distinctive, terroir driven wines. The Estate's Sierra... Madre Vineyard in about 20 miles north in the Santa Maria Valley, nestled below the Los Padres National Forest. Wynne hand-selects fruit from the best south-facing block where sandy soils turbo charge the aromatics, and cooler seasonal temperatures give drive and tension. 38% new French oak gives this Chardonnay superb texture and balance.
£51 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £64.40 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Arista, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 1x75cl

RP95
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage production: 1,750 cases Arista's 'RRV' Pinot Noir is a barrel selection crafted as a pure expression of each growing season. Winemaker Matt Courtney uses a modest... amount of new oak to allow the character of the vintage an AVA take centre stage. A wine of tension, texture, and wonderful depth of fruit, it's a fabulous introduction to Arista.
£45 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £57.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Aperture, Red Blend, Alexander Valley 12x75cl

RP95+
Blend: 44% Merlot, 27% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 9% Cabernet Franc Vintage production: 5,270 cases Few wines can boast such a balance of complexity and depth with a style... that is guaranteed to put a huge smile on the faces of everyone who drinks them. You can lay back and enjoy the experience just as much as you can admire the craftsmanship that went into making them. The Red Blend is remarkable wine featuring the classic Bordeaux varietals - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot - yet it stands apart for the Malbec in the blend. This fruit is truly special, coming from the Farrow Ranch and Rockpile Ridge Vineyards that Jesse champions with his multiple 100-point Devil Proof Malbecs. The 2018 was aged for 18 months in French oak (45% new).
£600 / Case£50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £758.45 / Case, £63.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Aperture, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 12x75cl

RP96
Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc Vintage production: 4,480 cases Few wines can boast such a balance of complexity and depth with a style that... is guaranteed to put a huge smile on the faces of everyone who drinks them. You can lay back and enjoy the experience just as much as you can admire the craftsmanship that went into making them. Fruit for the Cabernet comes from the Del Rio, Oliver Ranch, SJ Ranch, Farrow Ranch and 1912 Estate Vineyards. They are celebrated in their own rights with Aperture's single-vineyard programme, but come together irresistibly in the Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2021 was aged for 18 months in French oak (55% new).
£750 / Case£62.50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £938.45 / Case, £78.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2018 Scherrer, Scherrer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 12x75cl

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Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Production: 150 cases The Scherrer Estate Vineyard surrounding the family’s farm and house in Alexander Valley, at the base of the Vaca Mountains. Four Corners... Wine: "The 2018 is a beautifully distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon. The aromatics are loaded with minerality and exotic sandalwood, super-high notes of dark chocolate and floral coffee beans, unusual yet utterly captivating and refined. The palate boasts an incredible structure, coiled and full of tension and energy. With air, layers of pure reds fruits emerge with an elemental-mineral undertone. Notes of toasted fennel seeds and cassis emerge on the long finish. This has masses of cellaring potential, and pushes the envelope for Sonoma Cabernets. In a word: stunning."
£720 / Case£60 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £902.45 / Case, £75.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Scherrer, Scherrer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 1x75cl

VM90
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Production: 150 cases The Scherrer Estate Vineyard surrounding the family’s farm and house in Alexander Valley, at the base of the Vaca Mountains. Four Corners... Wine: "The 2018 is a beautifully distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon. The aromatics are loaded with minerality and exotic sandalwood, super-high notes of dark chocolate and floral coffee beans, unusual yet utterly captivating and refined. The palate boasts an incredible structure, coiled and full of tension and energy. With air, layers of pure reds fruits emerge with an elemental-mineral undertone. Notes of toasted fennel seeds and cassis emerge on the long finish. This has masses of cellaring potential, and pushes the envelope for Sonoma Cabernets. In a word: stunning."
£61 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £76.40 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Argot, Bastard Tongue Pinot Noir, Sonoma County 12x75cl

WI96
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage Production: 200 cases The Bastard Tongue Pinot Noir is a barrel selection of the top parcels of Sonoma Pinot Noir from Argot's single-vineyard portfolio. The fruit is... sourced from cool-climate sites that Justin has worked with for the past decade. Each one was chosen for its distinct soils and expression of Sonoma County's terroir. The 2020 spent 22 months in 100% new French oak.
£855 / Case£71.25 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,073.09 / Case, £89.42 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Devil Proof, Farrow Ranch Cima Ladera, Alexander Valley 3x75cl

RP98
Blend: 65% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 580 cases The Farrow Ranch vineyard is a unique and distinctive site with two incredible blocks of terroir worthy of adding to the Devil... Proof portfolio. This special wine is a blend of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, making it's debut in 2021. Winemaker Jesse Katz (Aperture) carefully selected individual vines from these blocks to contribute to this blend. Each vine is hand harvested and brought into the winery within hours of being picked. The clusters are methodically and obsessively sorted down to the individual berry. Each vineyard block is separated and will cold soak for 5 days with minimal air incorporation, allowing for optimal extraction, flowed by cooler fermentations with native yeast. Oxygen and temperature are controlled throughout the 21-day fermentation and extended maceration is determined lot by lot as we walk the fine line of full extraction and elegant, silky textures. The Cima Ladera 2021 went through malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and are aged (sur-lees) for 22 months.
£600 / Case£200 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £729.61 / Case, £243.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2020 Aperture, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 1x75cl

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Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 1% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 2,033 cases Few wines can boast such a balance of complexity and depth with a style that... is guaranteed to put a huge smile on the faces of everyone who drinks them. You can lay back and enjoy the experience just as much as you can admire the craftsmanship that went into making them. Fruit for the Cabernet comes from the Del Rio, Oliver Ranch, SJ Ranch, and 1912 Estate Vineyards. They are celebrated in their own rights with Aperture's single-vineyard programme, but come together irresistibly in the Cabernet Sauvignon 2020.
£64 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £80.54 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Aperture, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 12x75cl

JD97RP96
Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec, 1% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 2,033 cases Few wines can boast such a balance of complexity and depth with a style that... is guaranteed to put a huge smile on the faces of everyone who drinks them. You can lay back and enjoy the experience just as much as you can admire the craftsmanship that went into making them. Fruit for the Cabernet comes from the Del Rio, Oliver Ranch, SJ Ranch, and 1912 Estate Vineyards. They are celebrated in their own rights with Aperture's single-vineyard programme, but come together irresistibly in the Cabernet Sauvignon 2020.
£750 / Case£62.50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £944.93 / Case, £78.74 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Argot, Le Rayon-Vert Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain 1x75cl

WI97
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 250 cases Argot winemaker and founder Justin Harmon is one of THE names to follow in Northern California, and this latest release shows just why. Rich,... lifted aromatics, so much purity, bags on tension, intensity minerality, laser-like precision... it is phenomenal. Only 250 cases were made - all Justin's wines are small-scale artisanal productions - using fruit from the exceptional Steiner and Richard Dinner Vineyards on Sonoma Mountain. This is a terroir that brings impressive depth while retaining dazzling verve and acidity.
£65 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £81.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 MAXEM, U.V. Lucky Well Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 12x75cl

Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 130 cases MAXEM is all about precision, ultra-focused winemaking, and celebrating the finest terroir of the Sonoma Coast at the hands of winemaker Sam... Kaplan. The wines are elegant, pure, remarkably balanced wines loaded with tension and energy, that have knocked us off our seats every time we've tasted them. They're as close in class to the Grand Crus of Burgundy we've ever experienced in California, while maintaining their unmistakable Sonoma DNA. 2021 is MAXEM's first ever vintage from the legendary U.V. Lucky Well Vineyard . This site sits atop a knoll on the western edge of the Sebastopol hills outside of the towns of Graton and Sebastopol. The area is home to some of the most highly acclaimed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards in the Russian River Valley due in large part to the perfect confluence of soil, climate, and elevation. The vineyard is in an area often referred to as the “banana belt” of the Russian River Valley because, though on the very coolest, foggiest, and western edge of the appellation, it sits on a knoll that rises above the fog line. This feature exposes the fruit to more gentle sunlight, which allows very slow and even ripening across the entire growing season. Four Corners Wine: "This debut release of U.V. Lucky Well Chardonnay is sublime. There's a beautiful note of reduction on the nose bringing notes a struck flint, leading to aromas of dried tarragon, an insane level of minerality, and a sense of ultra-purity. So impressive. The palate is just amazing, with so much concentration and energy, and phenomenal energy. It's all about texture, minerality, with laser-focused fruit. Simply brilliant - epic." (Sept. 2023)
£900 / Case£75 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,118.45 / Case, £93.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2022 MAXEM, Silver Eagle Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 12x75cl

Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage production: 300 cases MAXEM is all about precision, ultra-focused winemaking, and celebrating the finest terroir of the Sonoma Coast at the hands of winemaker Sam... Kaplan. The wines are elegant, pure, remarkably balanced wines loaded with tension and energy, that have knocked us off our seats every time we've tasted them. They're as close in class to the Grand Crus of Burgundy we've ever experienced in California, while maintaining their unmistakable Sonoma DNA. Silver Eagle Vineyard rests atop Stoetz Ridge, the land mass that divides the remote Sonoma Coast from the Russian River Valley. This vineyard experiences both the cooling ocean breezes of the nearby Pacific, as well as the warmth of the interior valley. The Pinot Noir made from this unique confluence of climates is extraordinary: a rare balance of explosive wild berry, mouth-watering acidity, and rich, polished tannins. Four Corners Wine: "Fantastic from the outset - so refined on the nose, super concentrated with a core full of gorgeous top notes of grilled herbs and dried meadow flowers, a great streak of savoury earthiness, almost a touch of white truffle. Complex and delicious. The palate is stunning, showing real depth, intensity, and tension. The structure and texture are great, filled with darker berries and great acidity. Lovely purity and great a great profile and sense of balance. Powerful, yet a Pinot of total grace. Gorgeous." (Sept. 2023)
£990 / Case£82.50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,226.45 / Case, £102.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

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#Newsflash | “Postcard from California: ‘Visitors are toasting their new found freedoms’

There’s a festive atmosphere in Napa and Sonoma, where tourists are back and Covid rules are set to be dropped.” We were thrilled to read Matt Villano’s article in @thetimes over the weekend, and the news that tourism officials say visitor numbers to #Napa and #Sonoma are at their highest since the pandemic started, up by as much as 230 per cent in some parts of the region. If tickets to the three-day music festival “BottleRock”, which will include headliners from Stevie Nicks and the Foo Fighters, selling out in an hour is anything to go by, all signs are pointing to a super summer ahead.

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Larry Hyde’s fruit is hand-selected by #California’s finest producers for their single vineyard bottlings; @markaubert, Steve Kistler, @davidramey and Aubert de Villaine (Hyde de Villaine & Domaine de La Romanée Conti) headline a select list of superstar clients. Last year the Larry Hyde `Hyde Vineyard Estate` Chardonnay 2016 was one of our most successful debuts ever, and now, in addition to the newly released 2017 vintage, the Estate has also given Four Corners Wine exclusive access to its treasured Library Vintages. Usually reserved for the tasting room only, these beautifully aged Chardonnays showcase the exceptional skills of winemaker Alberto Rodriguez.

To reserve the Larry Hyde `Hyde Vineyard Estate` Chardonnay 2017 and Library Releases ahead of their arrival later in the year, contact us directly on +44 (0) 1491 876 680.

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High praise from critics coupled with limited production mean that @argotwines have never been available in the UK… until now. We’re thrilled to be working with Justin Harmon, one of #Sonoma`s most exciting, up-and-coming winemakers, and have 36 bottles of his most famous wine; Bastard Tongue Pinot Noir 2018 which will be arriving this Summer. @jebdunnuck describes it as “a big, ripe, sexy beast of a #PinotNoir…. full-bodied, it has a hedonistic, sweetly fruited style, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It doesn’t pull any punches yet stays balanced, textured, and a joy to drink.”

The Bastard Tongue 2018 is offered under bond and will be available for delivery in Summer, 2021. Please call us directly for enquiries on +44 (0) 1491 876 680.
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On #ChardonnayDay, we can`t think of a better way to celebrate than with a glass of Hope’s Cuvée from @signorelloestate. Produced from a single vineyard block planted some 40+ years ago, it offers up gorgeous depth and complexity. To discover more about Hope`s Cuvée Chardonnay 2017 and other stunning Californian Chardonnays, please see the links in bio. ...

Four Corners Wine joins the global wine industry in mourning the passing of Jim Clendenen. A winery legend, a pioneer in Santa Barbara and the “Mind Behind” @aubonclimat since 1982.

We will be raising a glass of #PinotNoir this evening in memory of the man who carved a path for subtler, European-inspired Pinot Noirs in #California.
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#Newsflash | Today we take you @hydewines, hailed as a Grand Cru calibre site famous for its #PinotNoir and #Chardonnay. Founded by Larry Hyde in 1979, it produces some of the most coveted grapes in #NapaValley from a tapestry of vineyard blocks with over ten different varietals planted. Watch the video for an update on the 2021 vintage from #Carneros with Chris Hyde @hydevineyard. ...

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#WineoftheWeek | Dana Estates VASO Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

With the @danaestateswine vineyards hailed as “Some of the best sites in #NapaValley” by Robert Parker @wine_advocate, and no-expense-spared in the winery, the VASO Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is one of the Valley’s best kept secrets. @james.suckling comments “This is a beautiful red with plums, currants and spice. Full body and creamy, polished tannins. Extremely flavourful and delicious. Hard to wait on this. Drink or hold.” We’ll be collecting the UK allocation shortly and can’t recommend this Napa Cab highly enough. £365 per 6 in bond.

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#WinesoftheWeek | Exclusive new releases | @bevancellars

A titan among Napa winemakers, @russell_bevan is famed for his incredible single vineyard reds from ‘Grand Cru’ sites, but for those in the know it gets even more exciting with his ultra-rare #Sonoma bottlings. We’re privileged to offer a limited number of two extraordinary new releases from #BevanCellars; Sonoma Coast #Chardonnay 2019 and Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2019. This is a great chance to see why these wines are hot property - they’re in such high demand at the winery it’s only the second time we’ve had an allocation for the UK, and showcase the remarkable breadth and diversity of Russell Bevan’s incredible talent. The Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2019 is £216 per 6 in bond (production of 229 cases) and the Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2019 is £312 per 6 in bond (production of 320 cases).

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