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Central Coast

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The Central Coast of California includes all the vineyard land between San Francisco and Los Angeles. That means a huge array of different growing conditions, from the forested peaks of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the north to the rolling coastal hills of Santa Barbara in the South. Marquis is proud to offer you exclusive access to a number of leading wineries from the Central Coast, such as Mount Eden and Ojai.

La Crema 2018 Monterey Chardonnay 750ml

$34.70

COMMENTARY: Always a favorite in my household and amongst my friends, the La Crema Monterey Chardonnay has often been one of our first choices when looking for an entrée wine. TASTING NOTES: The 2016 vintage is bright with focused citrus peel,...

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Liberty School 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$25.49

This Cabernet is a staple for any wine lover. At first glance, the deep garnet color fades into brickish red edge. Aromas first greet you with warm vanilla, fresh currants, and lightly toasted oak notes. On the palate, lush approachable tannins smoothly...

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Cypress by J. Lohr 2017 Chardonnay 750ml

$19.04

The 2017 Cypress Chardonnay is a straw yellow color with youthful hues. The inviting nose offers aromas of white peach, daffodil, and ripe orange, complemented on the palate by ripe nectarine, peach, and orange marmalade, with a long creamy...

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La Crema 2017 Monterey Pinot Noir 750ml

$37.30

Aromas of black plum, cherry, rhubarb and hints of earth and loam. Flavors of red plum, raspberry and blood orange are underpinned by distinctive river stone minerality and savory umami character. Plush and richly textured with juicy, yet balanced...

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Mount Eden 2016 Estate Pinot Noir 750ml

$108.61

The 2015 Pinot Noir has softened nicely since I last tasted it, although the aromatics remain a bit reticent, most likely because of the 35% whole clusters used that year. There is lovely richness and depth underneath, but readers will have to cellar the...

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Sea Smoke 2018 Pinot Noir 'Southing' 750ml

$183.82

Extremely suave aromas of rich black cherry, caramel cream and spearmint make for a wondrous, elegant and silky nose on this monopole bottling. Chiseled, expertly polished tannins frame the more delicate sip, where the black-cherry-cream flavors are...

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Domaine Eden 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

$78.17

This vintage, the blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petite Verdot and 1% Malbec. Medium to deep ruby, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has a very minerally nose of crushed stone, dusty earth, warm red cherries, woodsmoke and...

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Mount Eden 2016 Estate Chardonnay 750ml

$95.56

The 2015 Chardonnay Estate from Domaine Eden is initially a touch reduced, opening with aeration to reveal pretty aromas of peach, yellow orchard fruit and toasted nuts. On the palate, it's glossy, medium to full-bodied and succulent, with bright acids...

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Domaine Eden 2016 Chardonnay 750ml

$56.43

Grapefruit rind, yogurt, sour cream and warm pear show on the nose of this bottling. There is great acidity on the sip, with a mango cream and tropical fruit touch, but those elements coalesce into a rich, roasted-almond-driven palate as the wine...

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Wente 2019 Chardonnay Morning Fog 750ml

$19.99

This is a ripe and lush wine that stays well balanced and refreshing while offering plenty of plump pear, cream and baking spice flavors. A good streak of acidity lifts the mouthfeel and positions the fruit flavors front and center. 91 pts. --Wine...

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Daou 2019 The Pessimist Red Blend 750ml

$39.04

The 2018 Pessimist is a barrel sample blend of 62% Petite Sirah, 19% Zinfandel, 17% Syrah and 2% Lagrein. It is expected to age for 11 months in 50% new French oak. Opaque ruby-purple, it offers up tar, chargrill, turned black earth and blackcurrants...

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Alban 2018 Patrina Syrah 750ml

$99.91

The 2016 Syrah Patrina, made of 100% Syrah, has a deep ruby-purple color. The nose opens slowly—and it's worth the wait—opening to very pure aromas of wild blackberries, crushed black cherries, mint leaves, brewed coffee, cracked pepper and...

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Ojai 2015/2017 Santa Barbara Syrah 750ml

$52.08

[2015] The 2015 Syrah (Santa Barbara County) is a gorgeous wine that punches above its weight. Sweet tobacco, herb, licorice, menthol and dark-fleshed fruit meld together effortlessly. Dark, pliant and inviting, but not at all heavy, the 2015 has much to...

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Ojai 2016 Bien Nacido Syrah 750ml

$73.82

[2014] A powerful, meaty wine, the 2014 Syrah Bien Nacido Vineyard packs a real punch. Hints of lavender, plum, herbs and leather emerge, but only with considerable reluctance. Readers will have to be especially patient with this structured, tannic young...

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Wente 2017 Riva Ranch Pinot Noir 750ml

$37.30

Our Riva Ranch Single Vineyard Pinot Noir is a true and elegant expression of Monterey’s finest grapes. Our signature Pinot Noir comes from our estate grown, single vineyard in Arroyo Seco and showcases beautiful aromas and flavors of cherry,...

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Alban 2015/2017 North Pinot Noir 750ml

$112.95

[2015] Leading off the reds, the 2015 Pinot Noir should be another beautiful wine released under the North label. Elegant and complex aromatically, with lots of baking spices, cumin and celery seed, it has a rocking core of fruit, lots of floral...

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