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2021 Au Bon Climat, Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County
Rather than the big, bold Cabernet Sauvignons that much of California is known for, Au Bon Climat crafts wines with restrained Burgundian-style flair. Their wines show nuance, class and balance, while simultaneously celebrating the hallmarks of the local terroir.
Classic Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir. It is a deeply coloured, fruit forward Pinot with a nose of spiced cranberry, strawberry and hibiscus. The abundance of fruit continues on the palate showing plum, dark cherry, and cranberry with nuances of anise, tea and clove
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£40.00 / Bottle£33.33 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2021 Au Bon Climat, Wild Boy Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County
From one of California’s top-rated vineyards, this outstanding Chardonnay displays fleshy brioche and ripe citrus flavours. Made in more of a Burgundian style rather than the big, rich, overly oaked examples that are becoming past fashionable. Beautifully constructed, fresh pear and white peach scents are sharpened by citrus notes. Great food wine, chicken or creamy cheeses pair especially well.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£37.80 / Bottle£31.50 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2020 Burlesque Old Vine Zinfandel California
Produced T from old vine Zinfandel vineyards in the Lodi region of central Californi, this wine presents seductive scents of vanilla, dark damson fruit, robust red fruit flavours and a twist of black pepper. 
Its voluptuous texture is a delight, with beautiful balance enhanced by a hint of oak.

Great for BBQs, quality burgers and char-grilled vegetables.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£12.30 / Bottle£10.25 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2021 Burlesque White Zinfandel California Rose
From old vine vineyards in the Lodi region of central California. Zinfandel grapes, lightly crushed to create this blush wine. 
Think strawberry ice cream on the nose supported by a bright, berry fruited palate and an off-dry finish.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£8.60 / Bottle£7.17 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2021 Cabaret Frank Cabernet Franc, Lodi
Bright notes of juicy red fruits are complimented by blackcurrant leaf notes so typical of Cabernet Franc. Smooth, medium bodied and easy drinking wine that strikes a lovely balance with its blackberry, plum and dark cherry fruit characters coupled with classic varietal leafy tones.

Harvested from the largest Caberet Franc vineyard in the world, in Lodi Californa, the grapes used are 35 years old. The use of wood or oak has been removed here in order to let the flavours of the Cabernet Franc dominate.

This is a smooth easy drinking wine that will match particularly well with vegetarian dishes, but can of course also be matched with lighter meats such as chicken.
A great value and versatile wine, suitable for our vegetarian and vegan customers.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£11.00 / Bottle£9.17 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2021 Cambria, Julias Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley
VM92/100
Sustainably produced from a single-vineyard, Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir embodies the qualities of the Santa Maria terroir, delivering a beguiling array of fruits – blackberry, cherry, cranberry and pomegranate with a touch of earthiness and sweet spice.

Pairs well with pizza with mushrooms, roast chicken, grilled salmon and a mild cheeses.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£34.90 / Bottle£29.08 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2019 Cambria, Katherines Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley
The flagship Chardonnay undergoes fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and barrels, ensuring the preservation of its fresh flavours and aromatics while introducing texture and complexity. Sur lie aging for 5.5 months in 20% new oak contributes to its nuanced profile, and the wine is carefully blended and bottled after being racked out of barrels.

Notably, 85% of this exceptional wine comes from vines planted in the 1970s.

Boasting a harmonious and lively character, this wine harmoniously melds citrus and stone fruit notes with subtle hints of vanilla and crème brûlée.
Crafted exclusively from the fog-kissed vines of Katherine’s Vineyard, named after proprietor Katie Jackson in 1986, this elegant, and distinctive wine draws its essence from ancient soils enriched with fossilized seashells, limestone, and sand.

Winemaker's notes:
“Fresh fruit and ¬oral aromas dominate the nose and palate; white peach, lemon zest, pear, granny smith apple and citrus blossoms. The oak in¬fluence creates a nice mid-palate that balances nicely with the bright acidity that lingers.”
– Jill Russell, Winemaker
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£24.50 / Bottle£20.42 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2021 Cambria, Katherines Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley
VM94/100
This charming Chardonnay is 75% barrel-fermented, which imbues the wine with aromas of toasted oak, vanilla, and crème?brûlée that match perfectly with?notes of citrus and baked apples. 

Santa Maria Valley's ocean influence, with warm sun, and cool breezes create ideal conditions along with soils comprising fossilized seashells, shale, limestone and sand.?

Winemaker’s recommendation:  Try with grilled chicken and mango salsa, roast salmon and gruyere mac and cheese, or fish tacos.

93 points Wine Enthusiast
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£30.30 / Bottle£25.25 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2009 Cardinale, Napa Valley
VM93+
6x75cl ⋅ In Bond£875 / Case£1,069.22 incl. Duty & VAT / Case
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2019 Cline Cellars Late Harvest Mourvedre, Contra Costa County
100% Mourvedre. This slim bottle is packed full of alluring flavours and character.
This wine is luxuriously sweet and divinely tempting. Layers of coffee, chocolate, black berries and prunes dominate but they are beautifully balanced with a firm structure of acid and fine grained tannins.
It is a wonderful accompaniment to rich chocolatey desserts like chocolate mousse, brie with mango chutney, or salted caramel chocolate squares.
1x37.5cl ⋅ Duty Paid£21.25 / Bottle£17.71 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2021 Edmeades, Zinfandel, Mendocino County
Aromas of cinnamon, cloves, blackberries and currants are at the forefront. The texture is round, and the fruit expression is focused and lush. Subtle, and well-integrated tannins accentuate the richness of the wine.
This is a big wine (15.5% abv) but is well-balanced, with enough acidity to maintain freshness and subtle tannins to and texture and body.
Grape blend: 79% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Syrah, 9% Syrah
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£24.95 / Bottle£20.79 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2016 Gold Country, Colombard Chardonnay, California
From California's Central Valley comes this delightfully fruity, crisp, fresh white wine, using a nicely balanced blend of Colombard and Chardonnay grapes. Great for sipping on sunny days...
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£8.60 / Bottle£7.17 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2019 Gran Moraine, Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton
Complex aromas of blue Raspberry, lilac, wet soil, tamarind, and blood orange. It has tangerine, pomegranate, saffron, tobacco, spruce tips, blackberry flavours. While the texture has lively acidity up front with energetic and youthful tannin structure. The mid palate transitions seamlessly into a long and dark fruit driven finish. Acidity pulls forward off the finish creating a perfect paring opportunity for rich earthy foods.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£61.00 / Bottle£50.83 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2021 Kendall Jackson, Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, California
The Vintner's Reserve is a vibrant, full-bodied Cabernet from one of California's leading producers. Intense aromas of cassis, blueberry and blackberry are followed by notes of cedar and mocha. Beautifully structured with fresh acidity and firm, ripe tannins.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£24.00 / Bottle£20 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2021 Kendall Jackson, Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, California
Kendall Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay is a medium-bodied white wine that showcases the allure of California's Sonoma County. This elegant Chardonnay has a complex aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, and vanilla. On the palate, it opens with a rich, bold flavour of ripe apple and peach, which is balanced by the bright acidity of lemon zest. The wine is then followed by a subtle, creamy texture and a long finish. The flavours are blended so seamlessly that it results in a complex yet approachable taste.
It pairs exquisitely with a variety of foods, including seafood, poultry, or pasta in a creamy sauce.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£24.00 / Bottle£20 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2019 La Crema, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
Sonoma Coast is known for its cool growing climate thanks to a strong maritime influence with morning fog moderating warmer summer temperatures. 
This combination has resulted in the region developing a reputation for producing premium Chardonnay wines that are elegant and sophisticated, of which Crema is a superb example.

Floral aromas and flavours of apples, pears, tangerine and pineapple are complemented by the subtlest touch of oak.

Wonderful with seafood, crustaceans, or poultry with a creamy sauce.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£26.75 / Bottle£22.29 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2021 La Crema, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
With a history dating back to 1979, La Crema wines—inspired by Burgundian-style winemaking traditions concentrating efforts on producing wines from the Sonoma Coast’s cool climate delivering single-vineyard bottlings from outstanding.

A growing interest in sustainability has led to the development of policies which include the encouragement of natural habitats to thrive – 60% of the estate area is left unplanted, which improves biodiversity.

The 2021 Chardonnay is a great example of rich elegance and complexity that is delivered from the cool climate areas along the Californian coast.

Winemaker’s notes:
Aromas of Meyer lemon, pear, and white flowers are supported on the nose by subtle hints of oak, followed by flavours of crisp apple, golden peach, and pineapple. On the palate, flavours of Graham cracker pie crust add a vein of richness. Fleshy, vibrant, and concentrated, juicy yet balanced acidity drives a lingering finish.”
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£30.50 / Bottle£25.42 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2019 La Crema, Pinot Noir, Monterey
Justifiably famous for their extensive, elegant ranges wines, this is a carefully crafted Pinot Noir:  from hand-harvesting at night, thus retaining freshness, to utilising a mix of new and neutral French oak to age for around 8 months prior to final blending and bottling.

Rich and savoury, with flavours of blackberry, plum and redcurrant, supported by a touch of sweet spice, this pairs beautifully with grilled poultry, mushroom risotto, barbecued sausages and charcuterie.
   
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£26.35 / Bottle£21.96 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2018 Opus One, Napa Valley
VM96RP98JR18
6x75cl ⋅ In Bond£1,600 / Case£1,939.22 incl. Duty & VAT / Case
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2019 Ramey, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
VM90
Aromas of citrus peel, quince and almonds with a unique, super-spicy undercurrent. The medium-bodied palate offers intense, ripe fruits in a seamless, silky package, and it finishes long and lush.A brilliant example from a highly respected winery of California’s Sonoma County. 
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£62.00 / Bottle£51.67 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2010 Shafer Vineyards Hillside Select Stags Leap District Napa Valley
“A remarkable wine, the 2010 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select has gone from strength to strength since it was in cask. It is stunningly rich, with classic, fragrant notes of blackcurrants, blackberries, vanilla, graphite and spring flowers. It exhibits an opaque purple color, with a full-bodied, massive mouthfeel, but no heaviness, and again, a flawless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. It’s classic California Cabernet, but beautifully put together, showing impeccable craftsmanship and fabulous potential. This is obviously a very young, infantile style of Cabernet that won’t hit its prime for at least another decade and last close to half a century, based on how older vintages that were less well-endowed have matured from Shafer.”
100 Pts, Wine Advocate (RP) (12/2014)

“The Shafer family has made compelling reds for decades and this one is a knock-out. Fabulous character of currants, mint, spice and wet earth. Juicy and fruity, with an intense chewy finish. Needs time to age.”
98 Pts, James Suckling (6/2014)
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£420.00 / Bottle£350 excl. VAT / Bottle
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1992 Stags’ Leap Winery, Cask 23 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
"This has a perfumed, cassis and blueberry nose. The palate is seamless and very harmonious, its richness belying the firm tannins underneath. Very complex, quite backward and tight even after 10-years. Long-term wine that needs time to show its flair. This may overtake the ’91 in time."

92+Pts Neal Martin's Wine Journal: (05/2009)
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£540.00 / Bottle£450 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2008 Verite, La Joie, Sonoma County
RP99
Wine Maker’s Notes for ’La Joie’ 2008 vintage:

Ruby red shades reveal a perfect blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. A symphony of cassis, black raspberry and black cherry with a hint of red fruit moves across the palate; aromas of mint, sage, tobacco box and graphite are elevated in La Joie’s signature granitic minerality. This is a sophisticated wine with an elegant bouquet and powerful, grippy tannins that ends in a long, silky finish.
– February 2018

Blend: 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£420.00 / Bottle£350 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2008 Verite, La Muse, Sonoma County
RP100
Wine Maker’s Notes for 'La Muse' 2008 vintage:

“A deeply hued magenta core and a bouquet of spices, violet, lilac and clove. Blueberries, black plums and the bright expression of red fruit – wild strawberries, fresh raspberries – unfold in harmony with sophisticated herbal tones and an expansive, velvety mouth-feel. Couched in the elegance of custom-sourced, fully-traceable oak and our signature toasting profiles, the wine offers refined tannins and a lasting finish that will age beautifully for decades to come.” – February 2018

Blend: 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£408.00 / Bottle£340 excl. VAT / Bottle
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2014 Verite, La Muse, Sonoma County
VM96RP100JR17
The 2014 growing season was an exceptional one in Sonoma, providing a perfect ripening for Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with a longer ripening of Cabernet Sauvignon yielding fruit expressions with elegant and spicy tannins.
A classic Bordeaux blend driven by Merlot, this complex wine offers notes of black fruit, violet, savory spice and cocoa powder. The finish displays exceptional balance and length. Composition: 87% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec
3x75cl ⋅ In Bond£600 / Case£729.61 incl. Duty & VAT / Case
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2014 Verite, La Muse, Sonoma County Magnum
VM96RP100JR17
The 2014 growing season was an exceptional one in Sonoma, providing a perfect ripening for Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with a longer ripening of Cabernet Sauvignon yielding fruit expressions with elegant and spicy tannins.A classic Bordeaux blend driven by Merlot, this complex wine offers notes of black fruit, violet, savory spice and cocoa powder. The finish displays exceptional balance and length. Composit
1x150cl ⋅ In Bond£600 / Bottle£726.41 incl. Duty & VAT / Bottle
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2020 Au Bon Climat, Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley
This wine displays aromas and flavours of vibrant Morello cherries, complemented by hints of strawberries and a subtle earthiness. The wine has a generous and ripe profile, with gentle sweet spiciness and fine tannins contribute a subtle grip, culminating in a long, balanced and refreshing finish.
Top-notch Californian Pinot Noir with a French accent!
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£38.50 / Bottle£32.08 excl. VAT / Bottle
2019 Au Bon Climat, Wild Boy Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County
Located north of Las Angeles in Santa Barbara, California, the region's winemakers are renowned for producing world-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir synonymous with the styles found in Burgundy where the late Jim Clendon's passion was founded. This wine is pure, concentrated and brimming with stone fruits and integrated oak. Pair with roast chicken, truffle risotto and Gruyere cheese.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£36.00 / Bottle£30 excl. VAT / Bottle
Beaux Frères, ‘Beaux Frères Vineyard’, Pinot Noir, 2021
VM96
The 2021 vintage is full of classic features. On the nose there are ripe, dark cherries, orange zest, and subtle white flower and miso notes. The medium-bodied palate offers earthiness, fine tannins and a mineral texture. It is elegant, expressive and easy to drinks.

Expected arrival July 2024
6x75cl ⋅ In Bond ⋅ Future Arrival£650 / Case£799.22 incl. Duty & VAT / Case
2018 Boutinot, Cabaret Frank Cabernet Franc, Lodi
Harvested from the largest Caberet Franc vineyard in the world, in Lodi Californa, the grapes used are 35 years old. The use of wood or oak has been removed here in order to let the flavours of the Cabernet Franc dominate. This is a smooth easy drinking wine that will match particularly well with vegetarian dishes, but can of course also be matched with lighter meats such as chicken. 
A great value and versatile wine, suitable for our vegetarian and vegan customers.
1x75cl ⋅ Duty Paid£9.19 / Bottle£7.66 excl. VAT / Bottle