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Featured in 2002

December 27, 2002 Valley of the Moon 1998 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
Layers of black currants and dried cherries happily couple with flavors from 24 months of barrel aging in new and seasoned French and American oak. This complex, elegant, yet robust wine finishes on a slightly minty note. $20
December 20, 2002 Louis Roederer Brut Premier
Louis Roederer's flagship multi-vintage Champagne is ultra elegant with a delicate balance of fruit and acidity. Fine and crisp with a smooth, full mouth, it is a perfect companion for your holiday festivities.
December 13 , 2002 2000 Avila Cabernet Sauvignon
An elegant and soft-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. Notes of blackberry, cedar and eucalyptus emerge on the nose to create a wonderful symphony of black fruit and velvety tannins on the palate. This wine will mature well and increase in complexity over time. $12
December 6 , 2002 Ca' del Solo 2001 Big House Red
A Red with a real backbone and sleek texture thanks to a substantial component of Cabernet Franc and a dollop of Petit Verdot. Depth, body and grip and a certain "unregenerate rusticity" make this bottle a great companion for herb-rusted anything and all your favorite meats. $10
November 29, 2002 Eberle 2000 Steinbeck Zinfandel
Lush and layered with a bouquet of black cherries, blackberries, currant and spice and balanced with fine firm tannins, this zesty Zin is a perfect partner for American favorites. $16
November 22, 2002 Château de Pez Saint-Estèphe 1999 Vintage
Elegant, with a powerful, toasty and spicy nose, hints of freshly roasted coffee and persistent aromas of black fruit, this fleshy vintage is without a doubt a wine for lying down. $31
November 15, 2002 Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut Rosé
This rare sparkler, unlike most rosés, is made with 60 percent Pinot Noir and 40 percent Chardonnay, which balance nicely to achieve elegance, austerity and a full, round flavor. $26
November 1, 2002 2000 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay, Napa Valley
From one of Napa's benchmark producers, a wonderfully smooth and silky Chardonnay with subtle nuances of green apples and apricots. Perfect with fish but has enough backbone to stand up to white meats as well. $32
October 25, 2002 Dynamite Vineyards 2000 Merlot
This Merlot from Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties of California exhibits a deep red color and a mouth-filling finish. Five to seven years of aging will add to its complexity. Retail price: $17.25

October 18, 2002


Conde de Valdemar Garnacha 1996 Reserva Rioja
Made of one hundred percent of the Grenache varietal and aged precisely, this new release from Martinez Bujanda has us singing. We think that at $26 this is the best use of your dollars.
October 11, 2002 Delicate oak is applied to the fruity, intense Esperanza Vineyard 2001 Viognier from Echelon. Ready to drink by itself or with shellfish and Asian foods, it's very perfumey with a nimble balance and good finish. $12
October 4, 2002 When you're ready to splurge on a wine that will age well, Gruaud Larose Chateau 1995 St. Julien is the answer. This full-bodied Bordeaux is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
September 27, 2002 Those in the mood for a celebration will also celebrate the price of Freixenet NV Sparkling Cordon Negro Brut. At just $9.99 a bottle, you can't beat this fresh, fruity Cava.
September 13, 2002 Sokol Blosser NV Evolution is the next step in white wine…nine white grapes, separately pressed and blended together to form a smooth, food-friendly wine. Pick up this Willamette Valley, Oregon wine for $17.99.
September 6, 2002 Who says you can't get a quality Cabernet for $10? Enjoy the berry, plummy characteristics of Canyon Road 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon for just $9.99.
August 30, 2002 Chateau Ste. Michelle 2000 Chardonnay exhibits apple and pear aromas mingled with toasty oak and a sweet scent of honey. This soft, buttery-flavored selection features a long, smooth finish. Pick it up this week for only $14.99!
August 16, 2002 Columbia Crest 2000 Grand Estate Chardonnay exhibits apple, pear and caramel and has been aged for 11 months. At just $11.99 this complex wine is a steal. It's described as brimming with flavor... judge for yourself!


(Updated: 1/26/11 JC)

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