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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Pedroncelli Special Selection Red Blend 2017
The Pedroncelli family are a Sonoma institution, making high-quality, flavor-packed wines since 1927. This hugely acclaimed ‘Special Selection’ comprises hand-harvested Zinfandel, Merlot, and Syrah – a rich example of the stellar 2017 vintage.
Koroni Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Named after the Kapiniaris family’s ancestral hometown of Koroni, Greece, this award-winning California Cabernet honors their four-generation winemaking legacy. From fashionable Lodi and the great 2018 vintage, it bursts with rich, black-fruit charm.