NEW WORLD – CABERNET

ALEXANDER VALLEY SONOMA’88 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Smooth, velvety and flavorful, with well-defined plum and currant aromas and flavors. A harmonious wine that keeps ladling on the flavor through a long finish.”………………69.99

ARROWOOD SONOMA “SONOMA COUNTY”’92 (UNFILTERED) – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “A big, ripe and well oaked style, packs in lots of ripe plum and black cherry-laced fruit that runs deep and complex, finishing with smooth tannins and fine length. Finishes with a touch of herb and tobacco. Best after 1997.”……89.99

ARROWOOD SONOMA “SONOMA COUNTY”’93 (UNFILTERED) – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Complex and well-balanced, showing a fine interplay of ripe plum, currant, cherry, herb and olive flavors. Finishing with a long, lingering aftertaste and a smooth, polished texture.”……………89.99

ATLAS PEAK NAPA “MOUNTAINBLEND”’04…..………………….69.99

ALTAMURA NAPA’04 – “A rich, fleshy-driven style, with ripe, vivid black cherry and blackberry fruit that’s well-defined, well-structured and nicely proportioned, ending with fine-grained tannins and juicy acidity.”……………………….….119.99

ALTAMURA NAPA’05…..………………….129.99

ARNS VINEYARDS NAPA “ESTATE GROWN”’03 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION……………105.69

B. R. COHN NORTH COAST “SILVER LABEL”’06…..…………….42.99

BACIO DIVINO NAPA’98 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “A touch earthy, with a complex core of ripe plum and cherry-laced flavors. This blend of Cabernet, Sangiovese and Petite Sirah fills in the flavor gaps nicely.”………..112.49

BENNETT LANE NAPA’04 – “Floral, crushed berry, currant and black cherry aromas are tight, concentrated and focused, and the flavors come through in the same way palate.”….89.99

CADE NAPA “CUVEE”’05 – “Shows a potent minty, herbal, dried currant aroma, with firm, cedary tannins. Young and unevolved, this is rich and concentrated, with a focused, persistent finish that adds touches of coffee and mocha.”…..…….99.99

CHATEAU MONTELENA NAPA “THE MONTELENA ESTATE”’97 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – This California Cab serves up lots of ripe, supple black cherry, currant and plum-laced flavors, as well as pretty touches of earth, anise and mineral. Turns smooth and supple, finishing with polished tannins. Best from 2001 through 2015.”…279.99

CLARK CLAUDON VINEYARDS NAPA’04 – “Rich and intense…with dried currant, herb, sage and dusty berry flavors that take on a pencil lead and graphite edge. ……115.99

CLIFF LEDE NAPA “STAGS LEAP DISTRICT”’05 – “Smooth-textured, with layers of creamy oak, herb, dried currant and loamy earth flavors that give this depth and a complex range of flavors. Ends with a long, focused and persistent finish. Drink now through 2013.”……….81.99

CRIOS MENDOZA ARGENTINA’06 – “Deep crimson colored, it has an excellent bouquet of cedar, spice box, casis and black currants.  This leads to a medium-bodied wine with a smooth texture, intense dark flavors, and excellent depth.”……………….37.99

DANIEL GEHRS PASO ROBLES’05………………….54.99

DARIOUSH NAPA’05 – “Intense, with firm tannins wrapped around a tight core of dried currant, anise, sage, cedar and mineral flavors. This has excellent structure, depth and focus, and it’s so dense and closed now that cellaring is best advised.”……..….132.99

DAVID ARTHUR NAPA’98 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…..“Well-proportioned, with a mix of rich coffee, toffee, currant, herb, cedar, earth and tar”…….129.99

DRY CREEK SONOMA “DRY CREEK VALLEY RESERVE”’97 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Shows off jammy cherry, spice and rye flavors.”……………79.99

DUSSEK FAMILY CELLARS WASHINGTON “RED MOUNTAIN”’01 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION……79.49

EBERLE PASO ROBLES “VINEYARD SELECTION”’06……………………38.99

ECLUSE PASO ROBLES’04………………51.59

EOS ESTATE WINERY PASO ROBLES’06………………….……….39.99

FAUST NAPA’05………………….……….89.99

FRANK FAMILY NAPA’05………………….……….89.99

FRANCISCAN NAPA’05……………………………32.99

FREEMARK ABBEY SONOMA “BOSCHE”’99 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION –  “Pleasantly earthy, rich and loamy, with a complex array of fresh earth, currant, sage and herb. Smooth, long and concentrated, with supple tannins sustaining the flavors.”…….105.99

GEYSER PEAK ALEXANDER “WALKING TREE”’05 – “Youthful tannins and ageability characterize this Cab, which contains a splash of Syrah.  Like its predecessors, it’s very dry, with herb-infused cherry and currant flavors, and new oak plays only a supporting role.  It’s really an elegant wine and a great value at this price.”………………….……….49.99

GHOST BLOCK NAPA’05 – “A big, rich, expressive style that’s intense and concentrated, with ripe, firm, vibrant black cherry, blackberry, currant, anise and spicy, toasty oak, which adds a nice flavor dimension.”…………….….95.99

GHOST BLOCK NAPA’06………………….……….102.99

GRGICH HILLS NAPA’04– “Firm, rich and dense, with a chewy mix of currant, black cherry, plum, anise, mineral and sage notes that gain grip on the finish, with taut tannins.”….…110.99

GROTH NAPA “OAKVILLE”’05 – “Lean and structured, but short on depth from midpalate on, with dried currant, herb and loamy earth flavors. Drink now through 2011.”…….91.99

HESTAN VINEYARDS NAPA “STEPHANIE”’05 – “Complex, rich and creamy-textured style, with layers of currant, mocha, wild berry and vanilla-laced oak, all folding together nicely. Tightly focused, long and persistant, with an excellent balance of tannins and acidity.  Best from 2009 trough 2015.”…………….…………….……….82.99

HEWITT NAPA-RUTHERFORD’05 – “Intense and concentrated, big and expressive, with layers of ripe currant, plum, sage, pencil lead and black cherry, all flowing rather seamlessly. Tightly focused, this is rich without being heavy, ending with a long, persistent finish.”….…99.00

HOLLYWOOD & VINE “2480” NAPA’04 – “A big, bold, rich and expressive style that packs in lots of flavor, yet manages to be elegant and stylish without being heavy.  Deep, perfumed currant, floral, spice and berry flavors coat the palate, ending with ripe, integrated tannins.”..129.99

J. LOHR PASO ROBLES “HILLTOP CAB”05……………………57.99

JERICHO CANYON VINEYARDS’04 – “Tightly wound, but rich and concentrated, with a focused mix of dried currant, wild berry, herb, spice and cedar.  The flavors fan out and gain depth, ending with a nice firm, tannic finish.  Best from 2009 through 2015.”……………………..104.99

JOHN ANTHONY NAPA’05 – “Spicy floral aromatics are trimmer on the palate, with tight herb, cedar, dried currant and savory, spicy notes that end with firm, dry tannins.”….79.99

JORDAN ALEXANDER VALLEY’04…………………………92.99

JOSEPH FAMILY NAPA’05………………………….75.99

KENDALL JACKSON CALIFORNIA “SPECIAL SELECT”’05 – “Sleek, with herb, mineral and dusty sage and berry flavors that have a touch of rhubarb and cedary oak. Drink now through 2011.”……………………29.99

KENWOOD SONOMA“ARTIST SERIES”’99  1.5L  – CELLAR AGED SELECTION “Potent cedar, tobacco, herb and fresh flavors along with its firm structure give this wine a Bordeaux-like personality, with currant, herb, leather and olive flavors that are rich and concentrated, but in need of short-term cellaring.  Drink now through 2012.”…………………………..149.99

KENWOOD SONOMA“ARTIST SERIES”’01  1.5L  – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “A rich concentrated wine with aromas of diced cherries, black currants and figs followed by aromatic notes of spices and French oak.  It exhibits excellent structure that is characterized by its full-bodied mouth feel, smooth tannins and lingering finish.  This Artist Series release is very drinkable now, but should continue to improve with further bottle age.”……………………………….149.99

LANCASTER ESTATES ALEXANDER VALLEY’05 – “A massive wine that absolutely demands time in the cellar, Lancaster’s ’05 is nearly all Cabernet, with tiny amounts of the other four Bordeaux varieties.  It stuns with the power and authenticity of its hilly Cabernet origins, offering vast black currant, orange rind, anise and smoky oak flavors that implode on the palate.  It should blossom and fully come into its own after 2010.”………….99.99

LEVENDI ESTATES SYMPHONIA NAPA’04 – “Cedar, plum, berry and dried currant flavors join herbal, oaky notes in this firm, compact red. Intense and a bit earthy. Drinks well now.”……….……………….73.99

MARASSO “EL CABALLO ANTIGUO” ARGENTINA’07………………….29.99

METTLER FAMILY VINEYARD LODI’05………………….49.99

MIRRABOOKA SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA’06………………….29.99

MEYER VINEYARD NAPA’05 – “Smooth, rich and creamy at the start, with spicy blackberry, black cherry and wild berry fruit that’s well-centered, picking up subtle hints of anise and mocha. Teases you on the finish with a burst of fruit. Best from 2009 through 2016.”………………………….89.99

MINER NAPA “OAKVILLE”’05 – “This Cebernet begins and ends with scents of dark chocolate, while the middle fills with bosky cherry flavor as it opens with air.  The tannin has cool, with mineral inflections that balance the sweet fruit.”………………………….99.99

MONTEVINA CALIFORNIA’06…………………..…….29.99

NAPA CREEK NAPA’06…………………..…….29.99

NOVELTY HILLS COLUMBIA VALLEY’04………………….47.99

ORIN SWIFT NAPA “PAPILLON”’05 – “Well-structured, elegant and stylish, with spicy, cedary currant and black cherry fruit that has a dusty edge, with a touch of mineral. Ends with gentle, fine-grained tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Best from 2009 through 2015.”………………………….89.99

PARDIGM NAPA’05 – “Quite dark in color with deep ripe aromas of chocolate covered black cherries. Enticing fruit nose and layers of spice and toasty oak add up to a wonderful rich complex aroma profile. Flavors match the aromas in a mouth coating, textural, silky and tasty wine..”………………………119.99

PAVILION NAPA “RESERVE”’06………………………….32.99

PINE RIDGE NAPA “RUTHERFORD”’05 – “Serves up a tasty mix of juicy black cherry and wild berry, shaded by light toasty, cedary oak. Ends with elegant, ripe, fine-grained tannins. Best from 2011 through 2014.” ………………89.99

PLUMPJACK OAKVILLE-NAPA’06………………………….139.99

RAMEY NAPA “LARKMEAD”’05 – “The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Larmead (83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petite Verdot, and 8% Merlot) is very Bordeaux like, with more elegance, not quite the weight, power, or richness of the 2004, but it is no wimpy wine.  Deep ruby/purple, with notes of charcoal, black currants, white chocolate, and mineral, this is a beauty that should drink well for 10-15 years.”……………….129.99

RAMEY NAPA’05 – “The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as sweet, tarry, black currant, chocolate, cedar, and wood smoke-like flavors, and decent acidity.”………………89.99

RIDGE CENTRAL COAST  “MONTE BELLO SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS”’89 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Wonderful balance and supple texture, with complex currant, black cherry, anise, cedar, tar and rose petal notes. Rather defines elegance, grace and harmony.–1989 California Cabernet retrospective.”…………..149.99

ROBERT KEENAN NAPA “SPRING MOUNTAIN”’04 – “Classic aromas of cedar, black currnats, licorice, graphite, and spicy oak emerge from the full bodied, powerful, opulent, opaque purple colored 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon.  This concentrated, rich, impressively-endowed Cabernet is a steal for the price.  Moreover, it should drink well for 15 or more years.”………………92.99

ROBERT MONDAVI CENTRAL COAST “SOLAIRE”’06……………..39.99

ROBERT YOUNG ALEXANDER “ESTATE WINERY”’04…………………79.99

RODNEY STRONG ALEXANDER/SONOMA “ROCKAWAY”’05 – “Dark, rich, tannic and elaborately detailed, this Cab, an inaugural release from the winery, shows dramatic weight and intensity of black currant fruit.  It’s also rich in smoky new oak.  If size alone were everything, it would be a perfect wine.  As it is, it overwhelms the palate with power, and it’s hard to imagine what to pair with it at the table.”……………..129.99

RUTHERFORD GROVE NAPA “PESTONI FAMILY”’04…………………89.99

RUTHERFORD GROVE “HOWELL MOUNTAIN”’05 – “Taut, with dusty berry, cedar, herb and dried currant that turns to sage and leather, which gives this a rustic mouthfeel and ends with chewy, gritty tannins. Decant for now.”………..99.99

RYAN PATRICK COLUMBIA VALLEY “RESERVE”’05 – “A firm, upright Cabernet, with fine tannins and a nice balance of acidity to propel the red berry, cherry, red plum and white pepper flavors through the long, harmonious finish. Needs time to soften.”………………..…56.99

SEAVEY NAPA’99 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Dark, rich and concentrated, with beautifully defined and ripe black cherry and blackberry fruit. Gains intensity and shows a firm wall of tannins on the finish, but they’re ripe and plush, letting the fruit push forward.”………102.49

SIGNORELLO NAPA VALLEY “FOUNDERS RESERVE”’96 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Wonderful sense of harmony, finesse and balance, with ripe, bright black cherry, plum and currant flavors, hints of herb and spice, a long, supple finish. Tempting now, but worthy of cellaring.”……………………149.99

SILVERADO NAPA’94 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “A dramatic effort. This Cabernet is bold, ripe, rich and concentrated, gushing with minty currant, black cherry, plum and wild berry flavors. It’s highly extracted, delivers a long, rich aftertaste.”……………. 99.99

SILVERADO NAPA’99 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Delicious black cherry, spicy plum and blackberry flavors are well-centered, offering depth and richness and finishing with firm tannins wrapped around a core of mocha-laced oak.”…………….139.99

ST. CLEMENT NAPA “OROPPAS”’05 – “Rich and creamy up front, with lively currant, vanilla-scented oak, herb and blackberry notes that firm up nicely on the finish, giving it backbone and traction.”…………..95.99

ST. CLEMENT NAPA “NAPA VALLEY”’97 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Polished and stylish, with beautiful violet, blackberry, mocha and Asian spice flavors. Ripe, round tannins are seamlessly integrated, finishing with focused intensity.”………….129.99

ST. FRANCIS SONOMA “SONOMA VALLEY RESERVE”’97 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Aromatically spicy and exotic, with dense, chewy cinnamon-laced currant and herbal flavors, turning tannic and chewy.”…………………….89.99

STUHLMULLER ALEXANDER VALLEY’05 – “Herb, sage, dried currant, ash and anise flavors” …………………..60.99

TEXTBOOK NAPA “OAKVILLE MISE EN PLACE”’05 – “Complex, if trim and tight, with a mix of cedary oak, dried currant, sage and mineral. Full-bodied, with subtle flavor nuances that are focused and delicate.” …………………….85.99

TURNBULL NAPA’05 – “Ripe and fleshy, with generous plum, black cherry and red cherry fruit that’s intense and complex without being too powerful or overblown. Ends with firm, fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2012.”………….…89.99

TWENTY BENCH NAPA’06……………..…39.99

WAKEFIELD CLARE VALLEY’05……………………………45.99

WHITEHALL LANE NAPA’00 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “Supple, harmonious and graceful, with mocha and dill-scented oak wrapped around rich currant, olive, herb and leathery notes. Well-balanced and complex, if missing the extra dimensions of past vintages. Best from 2004 through 2010.”…………….79.99

WHITEHALL LANE NAPA “RESERVE”’00 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION – “A complex, concentrated style. Firm, earthy tannins support a center of mocha, currant and plum Cabernet flavors, with hints of dill and cedar woven in. Shows a burst of fruit on the long, rich aftertaste. Drink now through 2011.”…………………….129.99

WILD HORSE PASO ROBLES’03……………………………35.99

WHITE ROCK VINEYARDS NAPA “LAUREATE”’04 – “Very ripe and racy, with zesty wild berry, dried currant and black cherry fruit that’s also quite firm and tannic, providing good structure and focus as well as enough intensity to cellar short-term.”………….… 89.11

WOODWARD CANYON COLUMBIA VALLEY “ARTIST SERIES”’05 – “Earth and tobacco flavors weave through the chunky cherry and black tea character, making this more savory than most. Yet has the structure to age.”…………………62.99

YARRA RIDGE YARRA VALLEY “RESERVE”’97 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION. 65.69