California Dreaming Gifts fro the Holidays


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Please find below some dream gifts from California for the Holidays.  All of the wines are not in until mid December except the 100 Point Dominus which is in stock now.  All wines are extremely limited and all orders would need to be confirmed.  Please send your orders as soon as possible.

2010 Dominus Proprietary Red Wine
Wine Advocate #209
Oct 2013
Robert Parker 100 Drink: 2013 – 2038 $240 
Composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, the stunning, full-bodied 2010 Dominus boasts an exceptional perfume of hoisin sauce, licorice, underbrush, forest floor, plums, black currants and jammy cherries intertwined with hints of cedar, baking spices and oak. Full-bodied and voluptuously textured, the 2010 is on a slightly faster evolutionary track than the 2009 (somewhat of an anomaly for these two vintages). This exquisite as well as prodigious 2010 can be drunk young, but it should age effortlessly for 20-25 years. Bravo!
$199.99 per bottle

2010 Cardinale Cardinale Proprietary Red Wine
Cardinale visit the producer
A Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Red Table wine from
Mount Veeder, Napa, North Coast, California, USA
Wine Advocate #204
Dec 2012
Antonio Galloni 96 Drink: 2020 – 2030 $353 
Chris Carpenter’s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder is super-impressive from start to finish. A rich, dark wine, the 2010 saturates the palate with endless layers of huge fruit. Violets, menthol, tar, plums and blueberry jam all flow from this striking wine. Clean veins of piercing, saline Mt. Veeder minerality run through the 2010. Although just bottled, the 2010 is shaping up to be a jewel of wine. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030.

$299.99 per bottle
2010 Lokoya Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain
Lokoya visit the producer
A Proprietary Blend Dry Red Table wine from
North Coast, California, USA
Wine Advocate #199
Feb 2012
Antonio Galloni 96 Drink: 2017 – 2029 $399
The 2009 La Joie is dazzling. Firm yet well-integrated tannins frame an expressive core of dark red and black fruit, graphite, cassis, mocha and minerals. This is one of the more structured wines in the lineup, and it will require a few years in bottle for the tannins to soften. I especially like the energy and focus here. In 2009 the blend is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029.
$309.99 per bottle
2009 Verite La Muse
Verite visit the producer
A Proprietary Blend Dry Red Table wine from
Sonoma, North Coast, California, USA
Source Reviewer Rating Maturity Current (Release) Cost
Wine Advocate #199
Feb 2012
Antonio Galloni 94+ Drink: 2017 – 2029 $370-$399
The 2009 Le Desir blasts across the palate with layers of deep, sumptuous fruit. This is an especially deep, plush wine packed with fruit. Hints of mocha, espresso, licorice and tar wrap around the finish in this muscular wine as varietal Cabernet Franc notes take shape in the glass. Today this comes across as understated and not as expressive or fully realized as the other wines here. The 2009 Le Desir is 74% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029.
$309.99 per bottle
Don’t forget our Annual Holiday Tasting Thursday November 14 at Atlantic Beach Club to benefit the Strong Community Campaign at the Newport County YMCA.  Tickets can be purchased at bid on line for tickets to New England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins Luxury Box Tickets at :
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