Staff Picks

Like art or music or books, wine is a very subjective passion. Although we are based in the Napa Valley, we carry thousands of wines from all over this planet. The wines in this list represent various particular favorites of our staff: aged Alsatians, sublime Sonoma pinot, brawny Northern Rhones, steely Chablis, you name it: someone at BPW has picked this as a particular favorite. See for yourself.





 

Saladin Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Notte di Vino -- 2011

 

Staff Notes:
Connie Wilson, bookkeeper says: It is always great to discover new producers in Napa Valley, and Austin Saladin of Saladin Cellars has created a gem of a cabernet.  From fruit sourced on Howell Mountain and Rutherford, this bold wine is very drinkable now, or can be cellared for another decade.  Blackcurrant, black licorice, mineral and red fruit highlights all combine with a nice acidity – delicious with a great Italian meal.  Austin is a St. Helena native whose great-great grandparents immigrated to Napa Valley in 1906 from the Monferrato wine region in Piemonte, Italy.  “Notte di Vino” is a tribute to them, and all the Italian immigrants, who were the backbone of the early wine industry in Napa Valley. 

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Staff Notes:
Connie Wilson, bookkeeper says: It is always great to discover new producers in Napa Valley, and Austin Saladin of Saladin Cellars has created a gem of a cabernet.  From fruit sourced on Howell Mountain and Rutherford, this bold wine is very drinkable now, or can be cellared for another decade.  Blackcurrant, black licorice, mineral and red fruit highlights all combine with a nice acidity – delicious with a great Italian meal.  Austin is a St. Helena native whose great-great grandparents immigrated to Napa Valley in 1906 from the Monferrato wine region in Piemonte, Italy.  “Notte di Vino” is a tribute to them, and all the Italian immigrants, who were the backbone of the early wine industry in Napa Valley. 

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$52.95

 

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Domaine des Malandes Chablis Fourchaume -- 2012

 

BH91

Staff Notes:
Coral Mika, Imports Manager says: Each year we continue to be impressed with the offerings of Domaine des Malandes. They make incredibly quaffable Chablis at an approachable price point; and the 2012 Fourchaume is no exception. Did I mention the 91 points? If you are looking to drink Chablis all summer and not break the bank this is your wine! Mix up a case of Malandes and ship it for $9!

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$32.95

 

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BH91

Staff Notes:
Coral Mika, Imports Manager says: Each year we continue to be impressed with the offerings of Domaine des Malandes. They make incredibly quaffable Chablis at an approachable price point; and the 2012 Fourchaume is no exception. Did I mention the 91 points? If you are looking to drink Chablis all summer and not break the bank this is your wine! Mix up a case of Malandes and ship it for $9!

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$32.95

 

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Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo Valmaggiore -- 2010

 

WA92

Staff Notes:
Connie Wilson, bookkeeper says: I’m partial to wines from the Piemonte region of Italy, as my great-grandparents emigrated from there to Napa Valley in 1906. They chose to settle in St. Helena as it reminded them, and so many other Northern Italian immigrants, of their distant homeland. Piemonte is a beautiful, peaceful land of majestic Alps, rolling hills of vineyards, wheat and hazelnut trees, and the mighty Po River. It is here that legendary vintner Luciano Sandrone crafts his majestic wines from the Nebbiolo grape. The 2010 Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo d’Alba is grown on a steep, sandy hillside in the Roero, which is a wilder and less developed place than Barolo. All vineyard work is done by hand due to the steepness of the site, and the uniqueness of this terroir produces an incredible Nebbiolo. Given 92 points by Antonio Galloni of the Wine Advocate, at an amazing price of $29.00, you MUST sample some of this magic by one of Piemonte’s greatest wine producers!

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$29.00





WA92

Staff Notes:
Connie Wilson, bookkeeper says: I’m partial to wines from the Piemonte region of Italy, as my great-grandparents emigrated from there to Napa Valley in 1906. They chose to settle in St. Helena as it reminded them, and so many other Northern Italian immigrants, of their distant homeland. Piemonte is a beautiful, peaceful land of majestic Alps, rolling hills of vineyards, wheat and hazelnut trees, and the mighty Po River. It is here that legendary vintner Luciano Sandrone crafts his majestic wines from the Nebbiolo grape. The 2010 Luciano Sandrone Nebbiolo d’Alba is grown on a steep, sandy hillside in the Roero, which is a wilder and less developed place than Barolo. All vineyard work is done by hand due to the steepness of the site, and the uniqueness of this terroir produces an incredible Nebbiolo. Given 92 points by Antonio Galloni of the Wine Advocate, at an amazing price of $29.00, you MUST sample some of this magic by one of Piemonte’s greatest wine producers!

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$29.00







 

Kistler Chardonnay Sonoma Mountain -- 2012

 

Staff Notes:
Stefan Blicker, owner says: Sometimes you just need something BIG. Something powerful, with stamina. Like Gressi. If it's not a bottle of 2012 Kistler Sonoma Mountain, I don't know what it is. Since the 80's, Kistler has been making these powerhouse, finesse-filled chardonnays that just hit all the right buttons when you're in the mood. Extraction, sweet French oak, classy winemaking, it's all there. Nice price, too, I might add!!


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$59.99





Staff Notes:
Stefan Blicker, owner says: Sometimes you just need something BIG. Something powerful, with stamina. Like Gressi. If it's not a bottle of 2012 Kistler Sonoma Mountain, I don't know what it is. Since the 80's, Kistler has been making these powerhouse, finesse-filled chardonnays that just hit all the right buttons when you're in the mood. Extraction, sweet French oak, classy winemaking, it's all there. Nice price, too, I might add!!


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$59.99