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2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Beckstoffer A Block

94 Points - Amazingly sleek and refined, with a pure, rich, juicy core of blackberry, raspberry, anise, cedar and black licorice flavors. Walks a tightrope between intensity and grace, finesse and authority. Long and persistent on the aftertaste. Drink now through 2032. -  James Laube, Senior Editor Wine Spectator

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/ Rutherford, Napa Valley
SKU: 2013 Cab Beck A
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer F Block

92 Points - Sleek and refined, with a rich, polished core of spicy oak, dark berry, loamy earth, licorice and graphite notes, combining power with finesse and grace. Drink now through 2030. 420 cases made. -  James Laube, Senior Editor Wine Spectator

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SKU: 2013 Cab Beck F
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley

90 points - "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Bavarian Lion Vineyard is a beautiful Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon showing notes of licorice, graphite, blackcurrants and spice. The wood is used judiciously, the wine full-bodied, rich, ripe and capable of aging for a good 10-15+ years, even though it has a certain accessibility. This is serious Cabernet Sauvignon." -Robert Parker

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SKU: 2013 Cab Sauv, Knights Valley
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford

Culled entirely from a historic site in the heart of Rutherford, this is a deliciously fruity Cab. A perfect gateway to all that Napa Valley has to offer, this wine offers up wonderfully delicate bouquet of fresh berry bramble as well as vanilla bean and just a hint of mint. On the palate, flavors of black currants, blackberries, and dark cherries are exquisitely layered with classic Rutherford Dust as well a smattering of caramel...

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SKU: 2012 Cab, Napa
2013 Apex

90+ points - "The 2013 Proprietary Red Apex has an opaque saturated blackish/blue color. Its dense blackberry, peppery and meaty flavors cut a broad swath across the palate. The wine is full, forceful, pure and shows moderate tannin. This is a big beefy, full-bodied red begging for a grilled steak. Drink it over the next decade or more, because it’s likely to be long-lived." - Robert Parker

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SKU: 2013 Apex
2014 Cabernet Franc

Bavarian Lion Vineyard in Knight's Valley provides the perfect growing conditions for Cabernet Franc in Northern California. The volcanic soils combined with the lower temperatures allow the grapes to hang on the vine longer, enabling them to reach full ripeness with added complexity typically not seen for this varietal in California. Soft aromatics dominated by red fruits and hints of violets and rose petal entice...

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SKU: 2014 Cab Franc
2014 Zinfandel

90 Points - "Plump and jammy, this stays focused, offering appealing notes of black raspberry, orange zest, dark chocolate and spice. Drink now through 2023. 260 cases made." - Wine Spectator

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SKU: 2014 Zinfandel, Kemp
2014 Grenache

Bright red fresh berries, spice aromas, a medium-bodied frame with loads more fruit on the palate and hints of smoke and dust on the finish. Being so young, this wine’s personality is a little bit shy initially but give it some air and it really sings!

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/ 2014 Adobe Road Grenache, Kemp
SKU: 2014 Grenache, Kemp
2013 Grenache

"Medium ruby with a darker center, the 2013 Grenache Kemp Vineyard accentuates the kirsch, spice box, and sandalwood characteristics that often are part of Grenache’s character. Loads of sweet cherry fruit, medium body, good oomph and power in the back make for a delicious, hedonistic and consumer-friendly wine to drink over the next 4-5 years." -Robert Parker

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SKU: 2013 Grenache, Kemp
2012 Redline

A podium-topping blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Zinfandel, 17% Syrah, and 9% Petite Sirah, all from the highly rated 2012 vintage, Redline is full-throttle fun for any back-yard party, BBQ, tailgate, or a casual night in with pizza and friends. Aromas of cherries, pomegranate, and raspberries entice the nose, with hints of red stonefruit, black currants, and spice balanced with even tannin and acidity on the palate and a nice little dose of toasty oak on the finish. 

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SKU: 2012 Redline
2014 Chardonnay

90 Points - "Bold, rich, spicy fig and apricot fruit fills out the palate, giving this an unctuous mouthfeel, joined by spicy, toasty oak and ending with a full-bodied finish that echoes the honey and honeydew flavors. Drink now. 297 cases made." – Wine Spectator

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SKU: 2014 Chardonnay
2015 Viognier

Our 2015 Famighetti Vineyard Viognier is the new name for one of our long-standing vineyard sources. Previously known as Kemp, this vineyard came into new ownership in 2015 by Mark and Sheila Farmer. They have continued the high quality level of farming we have come to know and love from this steeply terraced vineyard in the warm hills of Dry Creek Valley AVA.  This Viognier is a perfect example of that quality.

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/ 2015 Viognier, DCV Famighetti Vineyard
SKU: 2015 Viognier
2014 Sémillon

The sunny days and cool nights that Bavarian Lion Vineyard experiences in Knights Valley are perfect for this rarely seen varietal wine grape. This vintage shows beautiful straw color with pretty aromas of honeycomb, pear and apple, accented with the lightest hint of oak. Crisp Asian pear balanced with rich honeycomb creaminess and fresh minerality are the flavors most apparent in the mouth. 

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SKU: 2014 Semillon
2013 Rosé

Made from a non-traditional blend of varietals, the wine shows wonderful complexity for a Rosé. Fresh crushed strawberry along with bursts of citrus and mint entertain the palate and are duly represented along with beautiful floral scents in the bouquet. Volcanic minerality along with bright acidity results in an encompassing mouthfeel and a dry finish that lingers and refreshes the palate.

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SKU: 2013 Rose

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