AMERICAN WINES – RED ZINFANDEL

BELLA ALEXANDER “BIG RIVER RANCH”’05 – “Dense and chewy. Shows lots of blueberry, dried cherry and anise flavors.”………..53.99

BRADFORD MOUNTAIN DRY CREEK VALLEY “GRIST VINEYARD”’03 – “Aromas of raspberry and plum jam carry over to the palate and the flavors are complex and lingering if turning simpler, earthier and ending with dry tannins.”………..59.99

BROWN ESTATE NAPA’06……………59.99

BUCKLIN SONOMA VALLEY “OLD HILL”’03……………59.99

BUEHLER NAPA’06 – “Soft and elegant, with appealing raspberry, toast and cola aromas and juicy cherry, spice and vanilla flavors.”……………39.99

BUEHLER NAPA’07……………………………….39.99

CHARTER OAK ESATE NAPA’06……………75.99

CLINE CALIFORNIA “ANCIENT VINES”’06 – “A zesty red, with bright plum and licorice aromas and juicy cherry, vanilla and peppery anise flavors.”……………39.99

ELYSE NAPA “EAGLEPOINT RANCH”’04……………52.99

FRANK FAMILY NAPA’06 – “This is zesty and loaded with cracked pepper, smoky wild berry and pepper aromas, with rich, zesty boysenberry and roasted sage flavors that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2012.”……………………………..63.99

GAMBA RUSSIAN RIVER “OLD VINE ESTATE”’05…………..62.99

GRAYSON CELLARS CALIFORNIA’07……………………32.99

GRGICH HILLS NAPA’04 – “Green berry edges and firm acidity give this a puckerish edge, with spicy herb and forest floor scents.”…………………….…56.99

KLINKER BRICK LODI’05 – “Offers savory aromas, almost beef jerky, with rustic, sweet-and-sour cherry, smoke and cracked pepper flavors.”……………….…37.99

KLINKER BRICK LODI “OLD GHOST”’05 – “Ripe as cherry pie, with spicy vanilla notes and sweet-tart boysenberry, charred oak and fresh herb flavors.”………………..54.99

KULETO NAPA “ESTATE”’05 – “Loaded with jammy black raspberry, roasted coffee and bay leaf aromas followed by rich flavors that take on focus and firmness on the finish.” 62.99

KULETO NAPA “ESTATE”’06………………………..65.99

LOLONIS REDWOOD VALLEY “ESTATE”’05………………….42.99

MONTEVINA AMADOR COUNTY “TERRA D’ORO”’05…………………..…….39.99

NAPA CELLARS NAPA’05 – “Briary but appealing for its smoky plum aromas and boysenberry, roasted sage and loam flavors.”………………………..39.99

NICKEL & NICKEL (FAR NIENTE) NAPA “BONFIRE VINEYARD”’06.…….….79.99

PEACHY CANYON PASO ROBLES “INCREDIBLE RED”’06 – “Tart and zesty, with plum and smoky licorice aromas and easygoing cherry and spice flavors.”……29.99

PEJU NAPA “PROVINCE”’04………………………….…………….50.99

PRESTON OF DRY CREEK DRY CREEK “OLD VINES/OLD CLONES”’06…54.99

RANCHO ZABACO SONOMA “TORREADOR”’04 – “While openly fruity in aroma, with vivid cherry and plum notes, this turns supple midpalate before firming up on the finish. Ends with a complex mix of dark berry and fresh, earthy tannins.”……………75.99

RENWOOD SIERRA FOOTHILLS  “FIDDLETON”’05 – “A genuine Zinfandel, intense and appealingly rustic. Wild berry, dusty clay and fresh licorice aromas, with tart, minerally boysenberry and smoky pepper flavors. The tannins suggest there’s no hurry.” ……….54.99

ROBERT BIALE NAPA “ZAPPA”’05…………………79.99

ROBERT KEENAN NAPA “SPRING MOUNTAIN”’05…………………69.99

SARACINA “ATREA OLD SOUL RED” MENDOCINO’04 – “A bit untamed, with smoky wild berry and spice aromas and rustic blackberry, tobacco and pencil lead flavors that finish with tight tannins. Zinfandel, Syrah, Malbec and Petite Sirah.”………… 49.99

S.E. CHASE CELLARS NAPA “HAYNE VINEYARD”’05 – “Another top-notch wine from this relatively new producer. Chase Cellars is owned by Hayne Vineyard family member, Andy Simpson, who makes a wine that equals the reputation of his family’s famous century-old vineyard, from which he harvest his grapes. The Chase Cellars 2005 Hayne Vineyatrd Zinfandel is packed with complex, ripe black cherry, blackberry, plum, spice, toast, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and herb flavors, all supported by smooth, supple tannins. It’s lush and long to the end.”……………69.99

SEGHESSIO ALEXANDER “HOME RANCH”’06 – “Still young and rustic around the edges, this offers savory plum and licorice aromas, with muscular tannins coiled tightly around appealing raspberry, sage and cracked pepper flavors.”…………………….59.99

T-VINE NAPA’05…………………….49.99

THE PRISONER NAPA’07……………………..………62.99

TURLEY NAPA “MOORE – EARTHQUAKE VINEYARD”’05 – “Powerful and a bit rustic, with roasted plum and licorice aromas and ripe, layered flavors of wild berry, pepper and smoke that take on dry tannins on the finish.”……………119.00

TURLEY NAPA “OLD VINES”’05 – “The outstanding 2005 Zinfandel Old Vines, basically a blend of old vine parcels that are not big enough to be sold individually, reveals a dark plum/ruby color, oodles of sweet cherry, plum, licorice, pepper, and spicy characteristics, medium to full body, and a fleshy, generous, well-endowed personality.”……………119.00

TURLEY NAPA “PRESENTI”’05 – “The impressive, powerful 2005 Zinfandel Pesenti Vineyard exhibits a dark ruby/purple color, plenty of minerality, loads of bright, savory, black cherry and black currant fruit, and notions of pepper and crushed rocks. This is one of the deepest, richest, most full-bodied 2005s in this portfolio.”……………119.00

TURLEY NAPA “UEBERROTH”’05 – “Intriguing aromas of smoky meat and briary blackberry lead to powerful and layered wild berry, blueberry and licorice flavors that end with zesty tannins.”……………119.00

VALDEZ RUSSIAN RIVER “LANCEL CREEK”’05 – “Not your typical Zin, but loaded with savory, peppery beef aromas and ripe, zesty plum jam, licorice and toasty oak flavors that finish with lively tannins.”……………52.99