2018 Sans Liege The Offspring Proprietary Red

2018 Sans Liege The Offspring Proprietary Red

SANS LIEGE

2018 THE OFFERING
PROPRIETARY RED

2018 Sans Liege The Offspring Proprietary Red
Sans Liege The Offering is a fusion of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre that was inspired by the deliciously complex wines from the Southern Rhone Valley, and crafted with the New World winemaking freedom. Each subsequent vintage develops an even more intense following, and it’s the wines’ magnetic style, with a plush mouthfeel and abundance of complexity that makes it so unforgettable. All of that combined with a retail price of under $30, and the quality is unmatched when it comes to juicy red blends. 
 
With origins from top vineyards in California’s iconic Santa Barbara County, winemaker Curt Schalchlin selects each vineyard based on flavor characteristics and distinct qualities that add layers to the diversity of the overall blend. 
 
This remarkable and highly-expressive blend spent around 16 months in barrel, and Curt made it with a technique of utilizing partial whole cluster fermentation, contributing to greater depth and structure in the wine.
 
SANS LIEGE
2018 THE OFFERING
PROPRIETARY RED
 
Your Price: $29.99
 
“The early fall breeze brushes through the orchard, bringing with it aromas of red plum, cinnamon bark, cocoa, and freshly oiled leather. The harvest table is bountiful; friends and family all gather round. Wooden bowls full of green olives and mixed berries are passed as you warm your hands on a rustic mug filled with anise black tea.”
2019 Brevity Pinot Grigio Santa Barbara County

2019 Brevity Pinot Grigio Santa Barbara County

BREVITY

2019 PINOT GRIGIO
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

2019 Brevity Pinot Grigio Santa Barbara County
As a fan of Pinot Noir, I can’t help but admire Pinot Grigio. After all, Pinot Grigio came from a genetic mutation of the Pinot Noir grape, removing the color pigmentation and making it a grayish-blue color, rather than purple. And this didn’t just happen yesterday; Pinot Grigio has been around since the Middle Ages. It’s now the second most popular white wine grape in the US, behind Chardonnay, and it’s also found a stronghold in Northern Italy and Alsace. We don’t feature them in our emails often, but then again, we’ve never tasted one as great as this…
 
There are many different styles of Pinot Grigio, from dry and minerally, (common in Northern Italy), to sweet & fruity which is common in Alsace (and also referred to as Pinot Gris.) In the New World, Pinot Grigio is often both fruity and dry. This wine stands out for having concentrated fruit, lively acidy, brilliant details, and powerful intensity. 
 
Brevity is a brand new project made by Bobby Moy, who got his feet wet in the wine industry mentoring under Thomas Rivers Brown before launching this label. It’s farmed organically, and the grapes were whole-cluster pressed and cold fermented for 42 days, which both contributed to the concentrated fruit and bright acid. If you know anyone that loves Pinot Grigio, they should not miss this one.
 
BREVITY
2019 PINOT GRIGIO
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
 
Your Price: $22
 
 
“The Brevity 2019 Santa Barbara County Pinot Grigio is an absolute delight to taste. This stunning wine is defined and focused on the nose with bright citrus, Spring flowers, and green apple hints. The palate is exceptionally concentrated, with intense key lime, passionfruit, and pomelo. There is a steeliness on the palate with this one combined with a very crisp acidity that keeps you coming back for more. It’s simply the best Pinot Grigio I’ve had the last few years.”  93 Points
2017 Loring Kessler-Haak Vineyard Pinot Noir

2017 Loring Kessler-Haak Vineyard Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

LORING 2017 Loring Kessler-Haak Vineyard Pinot Noir

2017 PINOT NOIR
KESSLER-HAAK VINEYARD
SANTA RITA HILLS

 
If you’ve ever wondered whether a winemaker’s passion for their artistry could manifest itself directly into the flavors and personality of the wine they produce, just take one sip of ANY of Brian Loring’s Pinot Noirs and you’ll know… His passion for the Pinot Noir grape began in Burgundy and was later propelled by the wines of Josh Jensen (Calera), and from there reached Williams Selyem, Chalone, Sanford and Cottonwood Canyon.  The level of passion that he has for the varietal adds another dimension to his winemaking which is absolutely on-point.  His Pinot Noirs are revered for their ability to express terroir and for their uncanny levels of balance and charisma.  At this price, they should not be missed.
 
We often note that vineyard owners have a clear advantage when it comes to selecting grapes for their own wines and knowing when to pick… They know their land like nobody else, and Brian recognized that and sought out some of California’s best Pinot Noir vineyards, then instructed the owners of each vineyard to treat the Loring blocks exactly the same way as they treat the blocks for the wines they produce for themselves.  A perfect example is his single vineyard Pinot from Kessler-Haak Vineyard, which expresses in vivid detail the remarkable complexity and deep, saturating flavors that this vineyard is able to produce and was the highlight of our tasting…
 
LORING
2017 PINOT NOIR
KESSLER-HAAK VINEYARD
SANTA RITA HILLS
Retails at:  $50.00/btl
 

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From PinotFile:Dark garnet color in the glass. Brooding aromas of fertile earth and wine cave. A charge of boisterous black raspberry and blackberry fruit greets the palate, fills every nook and cranny in the mouth, and exits with aplomb. Velvety in texture with noticeable, but not intrusive tannins.”  92 Points

 

2017 Loring Clos Pepe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 Loring Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir
LORING
2017 PINOT NOIR
CLOS PEPE VINEYARD
SANTA RITA HILLS
Retails at:  $50.00/btl
 
 
From PinotFile: Moderate garnet color in the glass. Uplifting aromas of black cherry and spice rub lead to a mid weight plus styled wine with a generous core of delicious black cherry and purple berry fruit. Supple tannins provide marvelous support and the energetic acidity adds vigor. A compelling wine with an extremely long finish.”  94 Points
LORING
2017 PINOT NOIR
ROSELLA’S VINEYARD
SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS
Retails at:  $50.00/btl
 
 
From PinotFile: “... Grand aromas of purple grape, boysenberry and sandalwood. My first word after taking a sip was Wow! An ephemeral wine with flat-out delicious, well-spiced, dark red cherry fruit that really captures the palate with goodness. Wondrous harmony with endless aromatic pleasure on the finish. Praise the Lord! Gary Franscioni really knows how to raise wine grapes!”  95 Points
2016 Sans Liege The Offering Proprietary Red

2016 Sans Liege The Offering Proprietary Red

SANS LIEGE 2016 Sans Liege The Offering Proprietary Red

2016 THE OFFERING
PROPRIETARY RED

 
Over the years, Sans Liege The Offering has been a staple in our shop and a favorite among customers. Unsurprisingly, the 2016 vintage recently earned 94 Points from the Wine Spectator.  The wine is inspired by the deliciously complex wines from the Southern Rhone Valley and it’s made in a magnetic style that draws you in with lavish aromas.  The blend is a fusion of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre and the 2016 washes over your palate with vibrant black fruits, smoked bacon, crème de cassis, juicy blackberries, and savory spices that you coming back for more…  The 2016 is absolutely rocking and at under thirty per bottle the quality is unmatched when it comes to juicy red blends.
 
Bursting onto the scene from top vineyards located in California’s iconic Santa Barbara County… this expressive blend spends an optimal 22 months in barrel and blossoms for more than a year in bottle before release.  Always a terrific value, an earlier vintage of The Offering commanded national attention when it ranked #34 in the world on the 2011 Wine Spectator Top 100, and if you’re searching for a unique and delicious blend to share with your friends and family this year…  Seriously, grab some of this and you will be thanking me later.
 
SANS LIEGE
2016 THE OFFERING
PROPRIETARY RED
 
Your Price: $29/btl
 
From The Wine Spectator:Distinctive, refined and well-built, offering expressive black cherry, cigar box, green olive and cured meat accents that build richness on the long finish. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Drink now through 2026.” 94 Points
 
Customers that enjoy Sans Liege The Offering may also enjoy these two stunning blends…
2013 Paul Jaboulet Aine Gigondas
2016 Clos Du Caillou Cotes du Rhone Cuvee
PAUL JABOULET AINÉ
2013 GIGONDAS
PIERRE AIGUILLE
 
Your Price: $27.99/btl

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From Vinous: Limpid ruby. Perfumed aromas of ripe red berries, peppery spices and potpourri, complicated by a woodsmoke nuance. Silky, expansive and gently sweet, offering concentrated raspberry liqueur and lavender pastille flavors and an allspice quality that builds on the back half. Finishes sweet, sappy and persistent, with firming fine-grained tannins adding grip.”  90 Points
CLOS Du CAILLOU
2016 COTES Du RHONE
CUVEE UNIQUE VV
 
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Robert Parker’s Review on the Regular Cotes to Rhone (The VV is Even Better)…  “The estate’s entry-level wine, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Le Caillou is a stunning value, offering gluggable cherry and blueberry fruit, ample weight and a velvety texture. This Grenache-dominated blend should drink well for the next 5 years.”  90 Points
2106 Calculated Risk Santa Barbara Chardonnay

2016 Calculated Risk Santa Barbara Chardonnay

CALCULATED RISK

2106 Calculated Risk Santa Barbara Chardonnay

2016 CHARDONNAY
SANTA BARBARA 

 
What makes Santa Barbara Chardonnay unique? For starters, Chardonnay is Santa Barbara County’s most widely planted grape, surpassing Pinot Noir by more than 25%.  The varietal thrives in the cooler climate, caused by the transverse nature of the two Mountain ranges that sandwich this viticultural region.  Limestone soils also help maintain acidity, which helps create an exotic tropical fruit character, which is one of the signatures that I love about Santa Barbara Chardonnay.  I find many of my favorite Santa Barbara Chardonnays show bountiful yet delicate orchard fruits, exotic tropical fruits, vibrant acidity, and are laced in minerality.  Calculated Risk’s 2016 Chardonnay caught me by surprise. Not only did it showcase everything that I love about Santa Barbara Chardonnay, but I simply couldn’t believe how good it was at its $38 retail price.  At $23/btl, I jumped at the opportunity to share it with you.  
 
A non-disclosure agreement prevents us from telling you the vineyard source, but the 2016 leaps from the glass with green & yellow apple, passionfruit, toasted pear and lemon blossoms, then carrying through on the palate with an elegant depth and pristine style.   At $23/btl your only risk will be not buying enough.  
 
CALCULATED RISK
2016 CHARDONNAY
SANTA BARBARA
Retails at:  $37.99/btl
 
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Winery Notes:A brilliant, golden yellow look with hints of pineapple, white peach, pear and pomelo on the nose. The palate offers lime leaf, honeysuckle, lemon and a hint of subtle lavender.”
 
Customers who enjoy Calculated Risk Chardonnay may also enjoy these two outstanding wines…
2014 Matias Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay
2014 Calculated Risk Mount Veeder Proprietary Red
MATIAS
2014 CHARDONNAY
SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS
Retails at:  $35/btl
 
Your Price: $23/btl 
 
From Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: “… Clean, straight and focused, with bright acidity, medium-bodied richness and notes of citrus blossom, crushed rock and white peach, this beauty is elegant, beautifully fresh and crisp on the palate. It’s a great value and one to drink over the coming 2-3 years.”  90 Points 


CALCULATED RISK
PROPRIETARY RED
2014 MOUNT VEEDER
Retails at:  $65.00/btl
 
 

I’ve always found a mystical element in Mount Veeder fruit that always draws me in.  It’s the largest AVA within Napa Valley but the rugged terrain limits production to just 1.3% of Napa Valley grapes.  Yielding small, powerful berries, the sandstone and shale soils set this Mountain apart from all others in Napa.  It’s also the coolest Mountain which allows the grapes to have a longer hang-time so they can develop into something majestic.  

2015 Two Sisters Lindsay's Vineyard Pinot Noir

2015 Two Sisters Lindsay’s Vineyard Pinot Noir

TWO SISTERS

2015 Two Sisters Lindsay's Vineyard Pinot Noir2015 PINOT NOIR
LINDSAY’S VINEYARD

 
Everybody loves rooting for the winning team and when your team is performing at the top of their game, contagious levels of jubilation fill the room.  Likewise, the bouquet on the Two Sisters Lindsay’s Vineyard Pinot filled our tasting room and induced similar feelings of excitement.  After all, this is another winner brought to us by Bill Foley who’s winning streak of wine and hockey has no limits. Charging from the glass like his Golden Knights on a break-away play, with crushed candied fruits, wild rose, spice box and white pepper that weave in and out in perfect formation.  Big, powerful and complex, like a dominant starting line-up, but with as much brawn as this Pinot displays, it has a feminine touch of detail, balance and finesse which makes it incredibly appealing.  This wine will have your friends and family cheering for another sip.
 
Emerging from the Lindsay’s Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills AVA, an area that’s revered for producing Pinot Noirs with exceptional aromatics, terrific acidity and remarkable focus, this Pinot made me want to grab my stick and get in the game.  With a 93 Point Score and a price that leave you pounding the glass, you’ll want to make a power-play on this one… 
 
TWO SISTERS
2015 PINOT NOIR
LINDSAY’S VINEYARD
Retails at:  $75.00/btl
 
From Wine Enthusiast, “Plump red cherry, rust, dried sage, wild thyme and baking spices show on the nose of this top-end regional wine from Bill Foley. The palate shows cohesive well-woven flavors of strong red fruits, turned earth, brown spice, cracked pepper and a menthol-like finish. The acidity is perfect, the tannins soft but structural.” 93 Points
 
Customers that enjoy the Two Sisters Lindsay’s Vineyard Pinot,  may also enjoy these two terrific Pinots…
2014 Daniel Laguna Vineyard Pinot Noir
2014 Solamente Terra Blanca Vineyard Pinot Noir
DANIEL
2014 PINOT NOIR
LAGUNA VINEYARD
Retails at:  $60.00/btl
 
Your Price: $39.99/btl 

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Winery Notes:  “This Daniel Pinot Noir is brilliant ruby red in color. The bouquet opens with Huckleberry coulis and black cherry, followed by charcuterie and cedar. This pinot boasts incredibly concentrated red and dark fruit that lingers with a silky texture on the palate. A wine capable of long term aging, every sip offers new nuance.”


SOLAMENTE
2014 PINOT NOIR
TERRA BLANCA VINEYARD
Retails at:  $65.00/btl
 
Your Price: $39.99/btl 
 
Cellar Tracker Tasting Notes: This deep ruby wine flaunts bright aromas of cranberries, black cherries, raspberries, pickling spice and violets. Medium-bodied, fresh, seamlessly alcoholic (14.5%) and with medium-weight but grippy tannins, it has impressive presence on the mid-palate. The medium length finish concludes with a wisp of oak. This is an outstanding Pinot…”
 
2015 Sans Liege The Offering Proprietary Red

Sans Liege 2015 The Offering Proprietary Blend

SANS LIEGE

2015 THE OFFERING
PROPRIETARY BLEND

2015 Sans Liege The Offering Proprietary Red
Made in a magnetic style that draws you in with lavish aromas that become increasingly compelling with aeration, Sans Liege’s Southern Rhone inspired blend The Offering is wine that I simply love.  A remarkable fusion of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, the 2015 saturates your taste buds with a velvety texture, intermixed with vibrant red fruits, crème de cassis, juicy blackberries, and savory spices that you coming back for more… The perfect accompaniment for pizza, BBQ, or simply any day that ends in “y,” you’ll want to secure a case or two of this before the reviews surface.   
Bursting onto the scene from top vineyards located in California’s iconic Santa Barbara County… this expressive blend spends an optimal 22 months in barrel and blossoms for more than a year in bottle before release.  Always a terrific value, an earlier vintage of The Offering commanded national attention when it ranked #34 in the world on the 2011 Wine Spectator Top 100, and if you’re searching for a unique and delicious blend to share with your friends and family this year…  Seriously, you will be thanking me later. 
 
SANS LIEGE
2015 THE OFFERING
PROPRIETARY BLEND
Your Price: $29/btl
 
Winery Notes:The study is dense with the scents of kirsch, oolong tea and cinnamon bark. Beside you sits a plate of fennel and anise spiced sausage along with the crumbs of your biscuit that was smeared with strawberry preserves. Zealously pouring over the parchment on the old oak desk, you can not relinquish the task. The code must be cracked tonight. Your graphite pencil scratches onward in the candlelight as the prospect of insight nears.”
Grenache 48% | Syrah 28% | Mourvedre 23% | Viognier 1% 

 

Customers who enjoy the Sans Liege Offering, may also enjoy these two terrific Reds…
2014 Daniel Soberanes Vineyard Syrah
DANIEL
2014 SYRAH
SOBERANES VINEYARD
Retails at:  $50.00/btl
The Santa Lucia Highlands AVA isn’t just producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay…  Some of the greatest Syrah in California also comes from the SLH, and the Soberanes  Vineyard’s very name rings with excellence… Daniel’s two barrel production of Syrah opens up to a sybaritic harmony of sweet black cherries, smoked meats, charcuterie, pulverized blackberries and dried violets…
BLIND TASTING
PROPRIETARY RED
2014 NAPA VALLEY
Your Price: $36/btl 
 
Tasting Notes: “Intoxicating aromas of crushed blue fruits, blackberry cobbler, violets, raspberry compote and a touch of vanilla, erupt from the glass. Ripe, round tannins and a core of perfectly woven flavors of dark cherry, blueberry pie, crushed blackberries and a hint pepper spice unwind in a continuous loop.  Soft, voluptuous tannins caress your taste buds with a long, luxurious finish that just wont quit.”

Transverse 2015 Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills

TRANSVERSE
2015 CHARDONNAY
SANTA RITA HILLS
Transcending value at levels previously uncharted, if I could tell you the fruit source and winemaker behind this Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay,  you wouldn’t hesitate to secure a case.  Some things in life are better kept secret, because if details on the winemaker and vineyard sources were disclosed, the wine would retail for a much higher price.  Created in a fresh, vibrant style, exquisite flavors wrap your palate in a delicate opulence, laced with lemon drops, nectarine, warm apple, tangerine oil and melon.   At under thirty per bottle, it’ll leave your taste buds yearning for another sip and your wallet looking for more.
This gorgeous wine is from the region thrust into the spotlight in 2004 with the debut of the hit movie Sideways. The Santa Rita Hills AVA is known for producing wines with exceptional aromatics, terrific acidity and remarkable focus. While the movie highlighted a few stars including Sanford, Foxen and Sea Smoke, there are approximately 60 vineyards inside the Santa Rita Hills AVA, and most have been planted within the last two decades.  If you’re looking for a top quality white wine to enjoy anytime, you may want to grab a case or two of this while supplies last.
TRANSVERSE
2015 CHARDONNAY
SANTA RITA HILLS
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Tasting Notes: “Releasing an aromatic voyage which begins with vibrant pear, spiced apple, nectarine, with hints of lemon drops and toasted hazelnuts.  The palate expands with a richness that perfectly frames the bright fruit, subtle oak and elegant acid. The energetic and friendly personality this wine is incredibly balanced and has a freshness making it nearly impossible to resist.  The delicate texture and lovely mineral component really make it shine.”
 
Customers that enjoy Transverse Chardonnay may also enjoy these two terrific white wines…
PRISONER WINE CO.
2015 BLINDFOLD
PROPRIETARY WHITE
Retails at:  $32.00/btl
Your Price: $26.99/btl
As the sister version to the popular Prisoner Red, the Blindfold White administers what feels like Cirque du Soleil performance on your palate, with its ebullient zest, delineation and stunning vibrancy.  This wine is surprisingly delicate and nuanced, and simply fascinating to swirl and taste…
HANZELL
SEBELLA CHARDONNAY
2015 SONOMA COUNTY
Retails at:  $36.00/btl
Your Price: $29.99/btl
California’s answer to classic Chablis, the 2015 Hanzell Sebella Chardonnay induces an immediate feeling of contentment, followed by a rush of exhilarating flavors and an array of fresh nectarines, citrus blossom, warm pear, liquified stones and floral infused honey.