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The Inaugural R Collection by Raymond Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
This winning Cabernet Sauvignon hails from Raymond Vineyards, “one of the iconic wineries of Napa” (critic Robert Parker). It’s a longtime best-seller, boasting layers of ripe plum and cherry, plus a velvety texture and long, chocolatey finish.
DeLoach Private Collection Pinot Noir 2018
In California, 2018 was yet another excellent vintage. Winemaker Katie Carter’s lush, acclaimed Private Collection Pinot (from 12-time Winery of the Year DeLoach) showcases the quality of the harvest deliciously – and will be a winner with turkey.
Forbes Creek Pinot Noir 2017
This award-winning Pinot Noir was sourced from some of the Golden State’s top Pinot sites – Napa, Clarksburg, Sonoma Coast, and beyond. With ripe, red-berry flavors, all wrapped up in a silky-smooth texture, it will make a fine aperitif.
Tri-Tip Malbec 2018
Born to pair deliciously with a tri-tip cut of beef, this luscious, gently oak-aged Malbec hails from Paso Robles and the excellent 2018 vintage.
Schocken Hill 2016
Before the Sebastiani family became one of Sonoma wine’s top names, Samuele Sebastiani worked at the Schocken Hill quarry. This luscious, gently oak-aged red honors those humble origins. Bursting with ripe dark fruit and perfect for juicy burgers.
Book of Shadows Zinfandel 2017
When not making “gorgeous” Zinfandels at “one of the best value wineries in the entire world” (Parker), this mystery winemaker turns his hand to Book of Shadows – a sumptuous gold medalist from red-hot Lodi and the Golden State’s stellar 2017 vintage.
Goldstrike Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Strike it rich – with flavor! This Lodi Cabernet from the stellar 2017 vintage was aged 16 months in oak and brims with sweet cassis and dark chocolate. A rare find, indeed. (Gold bullion not included, but it does boast a top silver medal.)
CA-BEAR-NAY Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
When a California grower’s Merlot grapes disappeared from the vine, he put up a camera and discovered the local bears were helping themselves. Luckily, they left the Cabernet behind, and from it came this lush, black-fruited award winner.
GFF Lodi Zinfandel 2018
The Kapiniaris family draw on four generations of winemaking expertise to craft this classic Zinfandel. From California’s Lodi region (aka, the Zin Capital of the World), it overflows with luscious blackberry and subtle spice aromas and flavors.
The Clink Petite Sirah Petit Verdot 2018
A deliciously seductive marriage of Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot, this bold California blockbuster is anything but petite. With a deep, light-blocking color and luscious wild berry flavors, The Clink is a must-try for fans of super-rich reds.