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					 cabernet . caymus . 03 . napa . medium-dark garnet color. hints of
vanilla, cedar and toast on the nose, which opens up with time. on the
palate there’s spice, richness, black fruit and a healthy dose of oak. a
classic napa valley cabernet.                           $68

meritage . lancaster . 02 . alexander valley . primarily cabernet from
their estate located at the confluence of chalk hill and knights valley.
aromas of black cherries, lavender, and vanilla bean lead the way to
layers of black fruit, lush textures and a long polished finish.
                                                            $55

meritage . alexander valley vineyards . cyrus . 02 . sonoma . displaying
rich, concentrated fruit, spicy oak, a velvety mouth feel, and a lasting
finish. you will experience intense aromas of black cherry, plum, cassis
and chocolate. firm tannins and a long finish balance the full mouth feel.
balanced to drink now or age.     $50

meritage . justin . isosceles . 03 . paso robles . subtle earthy tones
combine with a hint of leather aromatically in this deep, inky black hued
wine. the entry is soft and subtle with ample black fruit and coffee.
cherry, currant and a hint of plum evolve into layers of chocolate and
caramel on the mid-palate. a soft, seamless finish is balanced by flavors
of spicy french oak.             $50

cabernet . archipel . 0 1 . sonoma . the mayacamas mountain range
defines archipel, a wine of formidable intensity. big, blackberry and
cassis flavors are interwoven with cedar, toasty oak, and spice box.
supple tannin and full-bodied flavors.                $35

cabernet . kiona. 02 . washington . aroma's of black truffles, tar and
chocolate with ripe, complex flavors of juicy black cherries and plums. a
distinctive, elegant red with lovely currant and blueberry flavors at the
center and delicately earthy, herbal overtones, touching on toasty oak
on the long finish.                                     $19

syrah . mi sueno . 02 . napa . a big syrah from two vineyards in the
coombsville district east of the city of napa. que syrah and reichow
vineyards produce very different flavor profiles from each other in
many ways, yet the grapes compliment each other beautifully. together
they yield a wine that erupts with exotic flavors and has a classic
structure.                                            $37

syrah . parmelee-hill . 03 . sonoma . from winemaker don van staveren
of chateau st. jean fame. a wine with dark plum and cherry aromas,
floral, fragrant, with a hint of smoke. ripe, meaty, smooth, soft and very
generous on the palate. 150 cases                        $33

syrah . longfellow . 02 . dry creek . teeth-staining purple color and deep
concentration lead to shiraz-like aromas of menthol, anise, and a hint of
white pepper. plush dark cherry fruit and rich earthy flavors finish with
a touch of game, coffee, and sweet oak. mouth-coating tannins lend
elegance and richness through its long and generous finish. 460 cases.
                                               $32

shiraz . rafferty’s rules . 02 . south east australia . from several diverse
growing regions of australia, each adding another characteristic to
make a voluptuous wine. spicy, velvety, smooth blackberry, and plum
flavors. the wine is nicely framed by maturation in both french and
american oak.                                              $15

pinot noir . dunah . sonoma coast . 04 . aromas arise of dark fruit,
cedar wood, savory spice, and smoky molasses. the palate follows the
nose with a deeply intense initial dark fruit blast. a deep, rich mid-palate
adds layers of roast Indian savory spices, trailing into a long, luxurious
dark fruit finish. the aroma absolutely expands with time. 644 cases.
                                                           $42

pinot noir . three miners . 04 . new zealand . a bit darker on the nose at
this stage with more black currant, blackberry, thyme, and plum
aromatics. lots of silky elegance and texture in the mouth with a soft
fine finish.                                             $22
pinot noir . tr elliot . 04 . russian river . the color is a bright, fresh mix of
ruby and dark cherry hues. the aromas are both intense and elegant,
with sweet perfume and floral notes, integrated with strawberry,
orange peel, clove and green tea. the palate is a balanced combination
of raspberry and blackberry fruit, smooth tannins and bright cranberry
acidity, with a long, elegant, cherry cream finish.            $30

pinot noir . ancien . steiner vineyard . 02 . the sonoma mountain pinot
bursts with exotic high-note aromas of sage, violets, sandalwood, and
dried roses. deeper toned fruit develops over time with blueberry and
black cherry predominating. the wine finishes very long, reverberating
with the distinctive floral aromas.                     $39

pinot noir . longfellow . 03 . a muscular extraction and deep color give
way to classic aromas of ripe cherry fruit, and a hint of vanilla. a burst of
bright jammy fruit flavors leads to more subtle notes of licorice, tea and
smoke. silky tannins frame this wine and will allow it to age with grace
and beauty.                                               $35

pinot noir . o’reilly’s . 05 . oregon . a fruit forward and full bodied wine.
aromas of dried lavender, rose petals, and crushed red fruit, with a
slight gamey edge. on the palate there are lots of cherry, raspberry and
strawberry. soft tannins and mellow spice combine with good acidity.
                                                            $17

merlot . mantanza creek . 03 . benett valley . this wine begins with a
dark red ruby color along with a big, sweet nose of dark fruits
intermixed with espresso roast. true to the nose, this wine’s palate is
complex, layered an opulent, revealing gorgeously melted toffee notes
that complement the rich bouquet of black fruits.     $29

merlot . selene . 02 . napa . bueberries, raspberries, violets, dark
chocolate, white pepper, sandalwood, and pomegranate molasses are
among the aromas that pop out of the glass. flavors in the mouth
faithfully echo the aromatics. weight and extract are among the most
serious of past selene merlot vintages, yet the wine is not tight-fisted
when it comes to showing its flavors and texture.      $46

zinfandel . cloud 9 . seity . 04 . amador county. the 10-acre zinfandel
vineyard is home to the oldest zinfandel vines on earth, with proof of
existence dating back to 1869. a dark red wine with intense flavors of
raspberry, chocolate, coffee with highlights of white pepper. a multi-
dimensional wine with great balance and structure, while remaining
complex. 450 cases                                     $33

cabernet franc . lang & reed . 04 . napa . deep ruby red with a splash
of violet hue, the color of this wine invites the eye. the aromatics
express a very pure statement of cabernet franc, gentle perfume, slight
bramble and white cherry, laced with a touch of fine herb. the flavors
are a mix of sweet cherries and blueberries with a faint cedar
sweetness and spice. the finish has good, crisp ‘cherry pit’ acidity with
nice fruit tannin.                                     $20

zinfandel . d-cubed . 03 . napa . a very smooth and elegant zin with
aromas of black cherry and raspberry, with a hint of sage and allspice.
on the palate there is lots of black cherry, black pepper and allspice. a
long fruity finish. 1650 cases.                         $23

meritage . artevino . cowboy red . 03 . yeehaw! a blend of merlot,
zinfandel and carignane from artist tom rodrigues. This wine is a great
bbq or pasta wine. full, bodied and fun, It won "best of class" in the
2005 california state fair.                            $20

lemberger . shooting star . 04 . washington . from winemaker jed
steele comes a grape called lemberger, or blue grape of france. a faint
nose of ripe berries leads to a medium bodied wine with lots of blue
and red fruit, a creamy texture and soft tannins. this wine sees no oak
and is best served slightly chilled. can you tell me which baseball
player is in the watermark on the bottle?               $12

grenache . qupe . purisima mountain . 04 . hillside grenache with a
touch of syrah create a juicy and spicy blend. flavors of wild cherry,
thyme, and pepper on the nose follow on the palate. 178 cases.
                                                      $28

				
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