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

JD97JS96RP95VM95
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: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

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: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

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

JD94+RP95VM96
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: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

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: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Jaffurs, Upslope Syrah, Santa Barbara County 1x75cl

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.
£72 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £90.14 / 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.
£72 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £90.14 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

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: £1,052.93 / Case, £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

2019 DuMOL, Finn Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 1x75cl

JD98
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage Production: 715 cases of 75cl, 32 cases of 150cl, 30 bottles of 300cl
£77 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £95.60 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

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

RP95+
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: £1,125.50 / Case, £93.79 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 MAXEM, U.V. Lucky Well Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 1x75cl

RP95+
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)
£77 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £96.19 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

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

RP95
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: £1,233.50 / Case, £102.79 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2022 MAXEM, Silver Eagle Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 1x75cl

RP95
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)
£84 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £104.59 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 MAXEM, Silver Eagle Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 1x75cl

RP95
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage production: 400 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.
£84 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £104.59 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

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

RP94+
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 150 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. The U.V. Vineyard is six miles from the Pacific Ocean and contains a unique mix of sand and clay – the “Sebastopol Clays.” With a large proportion of the Wente heritage clone of Chardonnay planted, it is a highly prized site for the few wineries granted access.
£900 / Case£75 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,125.50 / Case, £93.79 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 MAXEM, U.V. Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 1x75cl

RP94+
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 150 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. The U.V. Vineyard is six miles from the Pacific Ocean and contains a unique mix of sand and clay – the “Sebastopol Clays.” With a large proportion of the Wente heritage clone of Chardonnay planted, it is a highly prized site for the few wineries granted access.
£77 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £96.19 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 MAXEM, U.V. Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 12x75cl

RP96
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage production: 200 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. The U.V. Vineyard is six miles from the Pacific Ocean and contains a unique mix of sand and clay – the “Sebastopol Clays.” It is a highly prized site for the few wineries granted access.
£990 / Case£82.50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,233.50 / Case, £102.79 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 MAXEM, U.V. Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 1x75cl

RP96
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage production: 200 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. The U.V. Vineyard is six miles from the Pacific Ocean and contains a unique mix of sand and clay – the “Sebastopol Clays.” It is a highly prized site for the few wineries granted access.
£84 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £104.59 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 L’Aventure, Estate Cuvee, Paso Robles 6x75cl

JD100VM97
Blend: 50% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot
£425 / Case£70.83 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £529.22 / Case, £88.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Booker, Fracture Syrah, Paso Robles 6x75cl

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Blend: 100% Syrah Vintage production: 867 cases Often described as a Booker flagship, Fracture is one of the world’s great Syrahs. Only the softest Syrah in barrel makes the cut for this dense and... powerful wine. The namesake pays homage to the calcareous soil in the Booker Vineyard, which limestone causes to ‘fracture’. The 2019 was aged for 18months in 70% new and 30% neutral French oak.
£480 / Case£80 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £598.46 / Case, £99.74 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Schrader, Double Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville 6x75cl

JD94+
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: n/a From the founders of Schrader Cellars, Double Diamond is a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that over-delivers on every level, and is made for those who... expect nothing less than perfection. Under the guidance of winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, Double Diamond is crafted with the same relentless pursuit of quality and impeccable provenance that has made Schrader Cellars one of Napa's most coveted allocations. Modern, polished, and generous, the fruit is sourced from top vineyards int he Oakville AVA, including the famed To Kalon Vineyard, and crafted without compromise to be enjoyed upon release. Four Corners Wine "Beautifully refined on the nose with nice density, good richness, a touch of sweet new oak, a dusting of fresh vanilla and bitter cocoa, really good definition of fruit, framed by an energetic hint of orange pith. On the palate it's so good up front, loads of vintage expression with energy and power, a lovely texture of crunchy tannins, an almost salty minerality, and a great finish. A big step up on the 2019!" (Oct. 2023)
£450 / Case£75 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £562.46 / Case, £93.74 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Booker, Oublié, Paso Robles 6x75cl

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Blend: 33% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 28% Mourvèdre, 5% Tannat, 4% Petite Sirah Vintage production: 747 cases Oublié’s blend is always Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre – Booker's California ode to... Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The namesake is a play on the French term for “forgotten”. Rhône varietals grow beautifully on the Estate and winemaker Eric believes that they are far-too-often forgotten when you think of a California wine.
£360 / Case£60 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £451.22 / Case, £75.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Haliotide, Stolo Vineyard Blanc de Blancs, San Luis Obispo Coast 1x75cl

Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 63 cases Disgorged: February 2024 When we heard about a Sparkling Wine producer from the very edges of the San Luis Obispo coastline, we just had to find... out. We met owners Nicole and Lucas at their boutique winery in the gorgeous hills just south of Paso. Nicole's winemaking experience of working at cooler-climate coastal sites, and Lucas's knowledge as one of Paso's most in-demand vineyard managers, makes them the dream team. Inspired by the great cuvées of Champagne, they adopted more of a 'Grower Champagne' approach by focusing on two exceptional vineyards (Stolo and Topotero) just a couple of miles from the ocean. This bracing environment produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir full of tension and acidity, but it's the California sunshine that gives them an extra dimension. Nicole and Lucas make three cuvées: the Extra-Brut Rosé, made from 100% Pinot Noir from Topotero and given 30 months tirage; a razor-sharp Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay from Stolo) that sees 4 years on its lees; and a beautifully-textured BdB Late-Disgorgement that sees around 6.5 years tirage. All wines are barrel-fermented, and the results are pure class. For us, they would sit admirably alongside some of the world's top Fizz, but it's more telling that every winemaker we spoke with was on Haliotide's allocation list (waiting list, for a few!), and ranked the wines as the best Sparkling Wines of North America. With just a couple of hundred cases made, there's only one course-of action: reserve some bottles now and find out for yourself why the hype is more than justified!
£80 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £99.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2020 Aperture, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 1x75cl

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.
£64 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £80.54 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days