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Premium Pinot Noir at 30% Off

How About a
Single Vineyard Pinot
at 30% Off?!?!?

This week's selection : Champ de Rêves Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2012, a bright premium Anderson Valley Pinot Noir that pairs perfectly with duck, salmon, chicken, beef or game

Champ de Rêves is an artisan Anderson Valley winegrower producing exclusively Pinot Noir from Boon Ridge Vineyard.

Situated at 1,400-2,000 feet above Boonville in beautiful Anderson Valley, the vineyard is a patchwork of small blocks planted to seven different Pinot Noir clones. Decomposed sandstone provides superb drainage while naturally restricting vine vigor and yields. The key blocks are planted to Dijon clones 667 and 777 and Pommard 5 clone.

Fruit destemmed, with 70% whole berries in tank. Cold soaked at 48°F for 5-7 days. Fermented in open top tanks with manual punch downs. Removed from skins just before end of fermentation. Barrel Aging 9 months in barrel, 33% new French oak. No racking out of barrel until blending prior to bottling.

Boon Ridge Vineyard was formerly part of Edmeades Winery and had not been developed for years. It was planted to Pinot Noir in 2006. Winemaker Eric Johannsen has over a decade of experience in Pinot Noir winemaking in California including stints at Cuvaison, Williams Selyem and La Crema.

Winemaker Notes: "Aromas of cranberry and Chambord punctuated by notes of coriander, rose, juniper berry, brown sugar, and Douglas Fir. Flavors of blueberry, sour cherry, cedar, and savory elements come through on the palate. Juicy acidity, earthy texture, and supple yet substantial tannin structure."

90 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - "The 2012 Pinot Noir emerges from this Kendall-Jackson-owned estate vineyard near the town of Booneville. Planted at 1,400- to 1,800-foot elevation with Dijon clones 667, 777 and 115, this wine spent nine months in 32% new French oak prior to being bottled. The soil layers are alluvial, uplifted seabed, stuffed with natural sea shells embedded in many of the fractured rocks. It's also above the fog line in this area. The resultant wine from these soils is lush, with raspberry and blueberry fruit, a seductive, flowery bouquet, medium body, sweet velvety tannins and a layered finish, which seems to build incrementally on the palate. This is an impressive Pinot Noir that sells at a realistic price."

90 points, Vinous /Antonio Galloni - "Bright ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes sappy red berries, Asian spices, herbs and potpourri, with a smoky mineral nuance emerging with aeration. Offers intense red berry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter with air and pick up a rose pastille note. Clinging raspberry and vanilla qualities sweeten the finish, firmed by tangy acidity and dusty tannins. "

Winery priced at $45
regular Farmstead price of $36
now $27.99/btl 22.25% off
(Lowest Price in the USA per Winesearcher.com!)

$26.60 each for 6 bottles or
$25.20 for 12(30% off!)

While supplies last or through 4/30/2015, whichever comes first. Bottles may be combined with other Farmstead wines to get to the discounted price.

Washington Red at almost Half Off

How About a
Balanced Red Blend
for 49% Off?!?!?

This week's selection : J. Bookwalter Subplot Red Blend (#27), an easy to love, well balanced wine that overdelivers!

J. Bookwalter's Subplot is a Washington state red that's blended across region and varietal to produce a wine that is full-bodied and complex, yet balanced and affordable enough for everyday consumption!

Sourced from top vineyards in the Columbia Valley, Red Mountain, Wahluke Slope and Yakima Valley appellations, Subplot #27 is a kitchen sink blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon (41% and 26% respectively), rounded out with Malbec (19%), Cabernet Franc (8%), and Merlot (6%), aged in a combination of stainless steel and used French oak barrels.

Winemaker's notes: "Our Subplot blend is a complex wine that provides a symphony of fresh fruit aromatically speaking; red fruits, like black cherries, raspberries and black currants, are wrapped with the subtle hints of savory herbs, brown sugar, caramel, cola and pencil shavings. The wine enters the palate sweet and has a generous, round mouth-coating mid-palate. Fruit flavors echo the aromatics; Red and Dark fruits are surrounded by essences of brown sugar, waffle cone, cream soda and dashes of fresh and dried herbs. The sumptuous finish is complemented by the natural sweetness and acidity of the wine."

We don't have a lot of this wine,
and at this price, it'll go quickly!!

At only $11.70 per bottle in a case, I'd grab a case or two - as this wine is perfect for dinner parties, everyday drinking or even laying down for a year or three!

Winery priced at $25
regular Farmstead price of $22.99
now $12.99/btl
43.9% off & lower than the best price on Winesearcher!

$12.35 each for 6 bottles or
$11.70 for 12(49.1% off!)

While supplies last or through 4/30/2015, whichever comes first. Bottles may be combined with other Farmstead wines to get to the discounted price.

92 Point Barolo for $27

How About a
Barolo for
Under $30?!?!?

This week's selection : Deltetto Barolo Sistaglia 2006, a balanced, well-aged Barolo that's drinking great right now.

Every year the Deltetto family personally selects the best vineyards in the cru of La Morra, Monforte d'Alba for their Sistaglia bottling (which means 'staying at the top')

Standing on its own merit as the noblest grape in all of Italy, Nebbiolo takes center stage as the star performer in the coveted wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. The Deltetto family has been making the Sistaglia Barolo since the early 60's by selecting only their finest Nebbiolo for each release.

Look for intense aromas of plum, dried violets and roses, along with smoked meat. Cherry and blackberry flavors mingle with textbook Barolo notes of spice, tar and black licorice with good tannic balance.

Certain to bring even more enjoyment in the future this is a nicely polished, upscale wine at a fabulous price!

Normally Barolo of this quality level comes in around $40-50 per bottle, so having a quality cru wine with some bottle age on it (most Boroli in the market are 2009 vintage, and Nebbiolo needs some time to show its delicate side).

**** Decanter: "Vibrant bouquet of minerals, spice, lifted red and black fruit and savoury notes. Lovely ripe, uplifting, lush fruit with excellent balance and integration of oak. Classic in style."

92 points, Wine Enthusiast - ""There's a beautifully delicate nature to this wine that is evident in its pristine floral aromas and its feminine notes of raspberry and wild berry. Hints of smoke and tar appear at the end and the wine is tight and firm in the mouth. Don't worry about longevity; there's enough pulp and structure to guarantee a long aging future ahead."

Elsewhere $49.99
regular Farmstead price of $39.99
now $29.99/btl (25% off )
through 3/31/2015, while supplies last.

$28.50 each for 6 bottles or
$27 for 12 (32.4% off!)

(Bottles may be combined with other Farmstead wines to get to the discounted price.)

93 point SuperTuscan at 40% off

How About a
SuperTuscan
at 40% Off?!?!?

This week's selection : Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2012, a balanced and plush Cabernet, Merlot. Sangiovese blend from the makers of Italian wine icon Sassicaia!

Tenuta San Guido is an Italian wine producer in the DOC Bolgheri in Toscana, known as a producer of "Super Tuscan" wine. Its wine Sassicaia is considered one of the world's greatest wines.

Considered the seminal "Super Tuscan", the name Sassicaia (Italian sasso meaning stone) indicating a stony field, originated in 1948 when first produced using Cabernet Sauvignon vines and for years only used for family consumption.

Guidalberto was introduced in 2000, and is composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 10% Sangiovese.

93 points, James Suckling - "Aromas of blackberry and blueberry, with hints of wet earth and spices such as cloves. Full body with round, chewy tannins but polished and caressing. A juicy, succulent finish. One of the best ever. "

91 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - "The 2012 Guidalberto (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) impresses for the approachable, yet intriguing, delivery of fruit. The style is fruit-forward and ripe, yet the wine is not banal. There's a fluidity to the bouquet that brings it to cherry and blackberry with soft tones of leather and tobacco woven deep within. The mouthfeel is voluptuous and rich without feeling heavy or flat. The 2012 vintage shows good energy and verve, with a long flavor trail of chocolate and toasted espresso that leaves a favorable mark. "

91 points, Wine Spectator - "A compact style, with cherry, strawberry, earth and tobacco flavors matched to a firm structure. This is chewy, but retains a sense of elegance courtesy of the vibrant structure. Fine length. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. "

Suggested retail of $59.99
now $39.99/btl (33.33% off )

$38 each for 6 bottles or
$36 for 12(40% off!)

(Bottles may be combined with other Farmstead wines to get to the discounted price.)

93 Point Italian Merlot

How About a
Prestige Merlot
at Almost 50% Off?!?!?

This week's selection : Marchese diGresy Monferrato Rosso 2006, a balanced and well-made Merlot from Italy's Piedmont region.

Farmstead has been carrying wines from the Marchese for quite a while (Barbaresco, Dolcetto, Barbera and Langhe Rosso), so I was quite excited to taste his 100% Merlot bottling from the commune of Cassine.

Wow - bing cherries, dark plums, dark chocolate notes jumping from the glass, coupled with a very long, satisfying finish. I surmised that this was a $40+ prestige Merlot. But when I heard the price, I snatched up all I could!

Robert Parker: "I admire this producer's wines, which are among the most elegant and graceful wines of Piedmont... they offer hedonistic levels of ripe, rich fruit in a supple, early to mature style with no rough edges."

Gambero Rosso (#1 Wine Magazine in Italy):"The historic estate well deserves its acclaim for the never failing quality of its wines."

93 points, Independent Wine Review (UK) "Marchesi di Gresy is one of Piedmont's top wineries and this recently released Marchesi di Gresy Monferrato Rosso might not be as traditional as some of the winery's other well known wines, but it is just as good. 100% Merlot and matured for 30 months in French oak barriques before it was bottled."

"A fairly intense ruby color in the glass, expressive on the nose, and now complex and ready to drink when tasted. Damson and red cherry fruit notes from the nose are joined by richer dark cherry and licorice flavors on the palate that last for an age. Subtle anise spice and dark chocolate notes lend further nuance as the wine evolves on the tongue. Mellow tannins and a lithe acidity make for a fine wine that is thoroughly drinkable now, although one that could also be cellared for another five years too."

Perfect for a dinner party, host/hostess gift, or as the perfect accompaniment to stews, roasts, braises and cheeses.

We have a limited amount of this wine, and when it's gone, it's gone! At $16.20 per bottle by the case, I'd snatch up a case or three, as this wine will bring you drinking pleasure over the next five years!

Nationally sold for $29.99
now $17.99/btl (40% off )

$17.10 each for 6 bottles or
$16.20 per bottle for 12 (46.50% off!)

(Bottles may be combined with other Farmstead wines to get to the discounted price.)

Buehler Zin for under $14

How About a Brambly
Napa Zinfandel
for Under $14?!?

This week's selection : Buehler Zinfandel, Napa Valley 2012, a classic Napa Zin that goes well with cheeses, stews, roasts, and pastas.

Aged for 12 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels, 20% of which were new, meaning that the bright, brambly Zin fruit shines through.

Aromas of a briar patch on a hot summer day carry over to the palate and are carried in a mouth-filling, flavorful, juicy package. The wine was crafted for immediate enjoyment but for those who enjoy a more complex wine displaying some bottle-aged character, aging for another two to three years is a good option.

Wine Spectator: "Jammy and soft, with smoky black cherry aromas that lead to plum, spice and toasted herb flavors."

The grapes for the 2012 Buehler Vineyards Napa Valley Zinfandel are a mix of estate fruit and grapes from other select Napa Valley high quality, low-yielding vineyards. Dry-farmed for over 25 years, Buehler's 4.5 acre estate block consists of mature thirty-nine year old vines which typically yield around 2.5 tons/acre of beautiful hillside Zinfandel fruit. Interspersed among the head-trained vines are a handful of Petite Sirah vines representing perhaps 5% of the total vines in this block.

A traditional field companion to Zinfandel in pre-prohibition California vineyards, Petite Sirah contributes pepper, color, and tannin structure to the wine.

A steal at this price! Less than 12 cases between the two shops, and then it's gone!

Regular price $19.99
now $15.49/btl (22.5% off )
through the end of March

$14.72 each for 6 bottles or
$13.95 per bottle for 12 (30.2% off!)

Syrah at 50% Off

How About a
Russian River Syrah
at Almost 50% Off?!?!?

This week's selection : 5ive Russians Syrah, Russian River Valley 2006, a well-aged, well-made California Syrah that'll go with whatever you want it to.

Made by Greg LaFollette (LaFollette, Tandem, Flowers and Jarvis, with fruit sourced from deLoach, this wine retailed all over for $19.99 and above. We bought a ton of it and are slashing the price to the lowest anywhere in California!

This well-aged wine is rich on the palate and full of the bacon fat and pepper that we come to expect from great cooler weather Syrahs.

The name, and somewhat goofy label refers to five Russian siblings who went into the wine trade instead of following in the family's Vodka business.

Stews, roasts, braises, grills, cheeses, or on its own - it's all good.

A steal at this price! Only 20 cases per shop, and then it's gone!

Nationally sold for $19.99
now $11.49/btl (42.5% off )
through the end of February

$10.92 each for 6 bottles or
$10.39 per bottle for 12 (48.2% off!)

(Bottles may be combined with other Farmstead wines to get to the discounted price. Prices valid through 02/28/2015, then back up to $19.99/btl)

$29.99 Rich Red Wine for $9!!!

How About a
Red Wine Blend
at Almost 60% Off?!?!?

This week's selection : The Sorcerer 2008, a powerful, full bodied Cabernet-based red blend.

The Sorcerer is a heady, spicy, blackberry-laden exotic blend of Cabernet (70%), with Grenache, Syrah, and Petit Verdot rounding out the mix.

Inspired by the red blends of Southern France but very Californian in style, this is sure to be a new favorite with those who enjoy Prisoner and other big, bold blends.

The Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are from Napa and with Grenache and Petit Verdot from the Central Coast.

Look for a bit of smoky sausage and black and blueberry fruit black spices very exotic bouquet. Lovely juicy fruit on the tongue smooth and silky texture on the tongue nice smoky notes through the finish but again very balanced and fresh.

A steal at this price.

Nationally sold for $29.99
Farmstead regular price - $21.99
now $9.99/btl (54.75% off )
through the end of February

$9.50 each for 6 bottles or
$9 per bottle for 12 (59.07% off!)

(Bottles may be combined with other Farmstead wines to get to the discounted price. Prices valid through 02/28/2015, then back up to $21.99/btl)

93 points 1/3 Off

How About a
Single Vineyard Syrah
at over 1/3 off?!?!?

This week's selection : Craggy Range Syrah, Hawkes Bay, Gimbet Gravels Vineyard Le Sol, 2009, a powerful, full bodied prestige Syrah that'll knock your socks off.

The vines originate from a Heritage clone of Syrah brought to New Zealand approximately 150 years ago, which produces a wine with an aromatic lift of floral and pepper aromatics and a lushness and denseness on the palate combined with fresh and fine natural acidity.

This is a wine that can be drunk now, or saved for up to a decade.

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Full bodied, creamy in texture and long on the finish, the 2009 Le Sol is the complete package. Blackberry fruit is accented by cracked pepper and vanilla, but closer examination reveals hints of black olive and coffee as well. The tannins are exquisitely silky on the finish, where the fruit comes to the fore."

93 points Wine Spectator: "This harmonious, smooth red delivers wonderful boysenberry, cranberry sauce, cocoa and candied violet notes that have wonderful traction, with velvety tannins and exotic spices leading to notes of incense that crescendo on the finish."

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Very deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 Gimblett Gravels "Le Sol" Syrah gives ripe blackberry, blueberry and Chinese five spice aromas with pinches of black pepper and anise. Medium-full bodied, ripe and richly fruited on the palate, it's got a solid backbone of firm grainy tannins and crisp acid, finishing long."

91 points James Suckling "A wine with lovely balance and polished tannins. Dark fruits with subtle asphalt and grilled meat. Very convincing that Syrah is outstanding from here. Full and reserved with lots going on."

National price is $99/bottle
Farmstead regular price - $89.99
now $71.99/btl (18.18% off Farmstead 27.28% off Nat'l)
through the end of February

$68.40 each for 6 bottles or
$64.79 per bottle for 12
(28% off Farmstead 34.55% off national. Best price on WineSearcher!)

Creamy Cali Chard @ 40% Off!

How About a
Creamy California Chardonnay
at Over 40% Off?!?!

This week's selection : Buehler Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2013, a crisp and creamy Chard that goes well with fish, chicken and cheeses.

Buehler's Russian River Chardonnay shows abundant floral/ stone fruit aromas lightly accented by toasty, graham cracker sur-lie qualities. The mouthfeel is creamy and full but the natural acidity of the Russian River fruit carries this velvet textured package to a long, clean finish.

The 2012 was named "One of the 100 Best Buys of the Year,' by Wine & Spirits: "A crisp Russian River Chardonnay at a great price, this feels centered on fruit rather than oak or winemaking. Its tangy, star fruit flavors and a spicy pear skin grip have a purity that would flatter simple steamed fish." We like the 2013 even more.

Farmstead regular price - $21.99
now $14.49/btl (34.71% off)
through the end of February

$13.77 each for 6 bottles or
$13.05 per bottle for 12 (40.65% off !!)

(Bottles may be combined with other Farmstead wines to get to the discounted price. Prices valid through 2/28/2015, then back up to $21.99)

Italian Sparkler 25% off!

How About a
vintage Italian Sparkler
at over 25% Off?

This week's selection : Ferrari Perlé 2006 a vintage méthode Champenoise sparkler that's perfect for year-end celebrations

Ferrari Perlé has an intense yet finessed bouquet, with scents of almond blossom, apples, a faint spiciness and a hint of crusty bread. Dry, crisp and elegant, with a very persistent finish.

Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, Ferrari Perlé is made using the traditional Méthode Champenoise. After a hand-harvest in September, the wine undergoes a gentle pressing and first fermentation in tanks. The wine is then bottled and a second fermentation occurs with selected yeasts. The resulting wine is matured for 48 months on the lees, with a gradual turning of the bottle (rémuage). Sediment is removed through disgorgement. The final touch is the addition of the "liqueur d'expedition" and selected wines.

"Ferrari is a leading name in Italian sparkling wine production, using the "Champagne method. The nose is full of pastry, lime and a touch of the exotic with pineapple and mango. True to the Ferrari style, it is 100% Chardonnay." Decanter January 2013

"This is rich, creamy and zesty at the same time, redolent of citrus, peach, pear and Golden Delicious apple, followed by opulent tones of toasted nut and freshly baked bread. Bright acidity brings the wine to a refreshing close." 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast

Farmstead regular price - $49
now $39.99/btl (18.38% off)
through the end of January

$38 each for 6 bottles or
$36 per bottle for 12 (26.6% off !!)

(Bottles may be combined with other Farmstead wines to get to the discounted price. Prices valid through 1/31/2015, then back up to $16/btl)

Italian Sparkler!

How About a
vintage Italian Sparkler
at over 25% Off?

This week's selection : Ferrari Perlé 2006 a vintage méthode Champenoise sparkler that's perfect for year-end celebrations

Ferrari Perlé has an intense yet finessed bouquet, with scents of almond blossom, apples, a faint spiciness and a hint of crusty bread. Dry, crisp and elegant, with a very persistent finish.

Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, Ferrari Perlé is made using the traditional Méthode Champenoise. After a hand-harvest in September, the wine undergoes a gentle pressing and first fermentation in tanks. The wine is then bottled and a second fermentation occurs with selected yeasts. The resulting wine is matured for 48 months on the lees, with a gradual turning of the bottle (rémuage). Sediment is removed through disgorgement. The final touch is the addition of the "liqueur d'expedition" and selected wines.

"Ferrari is a leading name in Italian sparkling wine production, using the "Champagne method. The nose is full of pastry, lime and a touch of the exotic with pineapple and mango. True to the Ferrari style, it is 100% Chardonnay." Decanter January 2013

"This is rich, creamy and zesty at the same time, redolent of citrus, peach, pear and Golden Delicious apple, followed by opulent tones of toasted nut and freshly baked bread. Bright acidity brings the wine to a refreshing close." 91 Points, Wine Enthusiast

Farmstead regular price - $49
now $39.99/btl (18.38% off)
through the end of January

$38 each for 6 bottles or
$36 per bottle for 12 (26.6% off !!)

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