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.





 

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Cuvee Palmes d`Or -- 2002

 

ST91, WS93

Staff Notes:
Owner Stefan Blicker says: Everyone knows the famous (and unsubstantiated) quote from Dom Perignon: "Come quickly - I am drinking the stars...!" But I can only ever think of astronaut Bowman in Arthur C. Clarke's ground-breaking book and movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey as he enters the monolith: "My God, it's full of stars...!" Either way, stars are definitely in THIS killer bubbly, and they are VERY drinkable. Just opening this bottle is a thrill - I mean, look at it! FINE bubbles is the key in great Champagne - light, delicate, ultra-fine orbs of CO2 that gently caress the palate, that dance almost imperceptibly, that create an almost creamy mousse-like feel. No Coke or Coors bubbles here. Then you get the delicate leesy, doughy aromas, ginger, ginseng, apples....then toastiness and fresh baked croissants....an absolutely fantastic bottle of champagne from one of France's finest and most consistently excellent producers, and one of the finest vintages in recent memory to boot!

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$89.95

 

46 In Stock

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ST91, WS93

Staff Notes:
Owner Stefan Blicker says: Everyone knows the famous (and unsubstantiated) quote from Dom Perignon: "Come quickly - I am drinking the stars...!" But I can only ever think of astronaut Bowman in Arthur C. Clarke's ground-breaking book and movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey as he enters the monolith: "My God, it's full of stars...!" Either way, stars are definitely in THIS killer bubbly, and they are VERY drinkable. Just opening this bottle is a thrill - I mean, look at it! FINE bubbles is the key in great Champagne - light, delicate, ultra-fine orbs of CO2 that gently caress the palate, that dance almost imperceptibly, that create an almost creamy mousse-like feel. No Coke or Coors bubbles here. Then you get the delicate leesy, doughy aromas, ginger, ginseng, apples....then toastiness and fresh baked croissants....an absolutely fantastic bottle of champagne from one of France's finest and most consistently excellent producers, and one of the finest vintages in recent memory to boot!

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$89.95

 

46 In Stock

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Rossi Wallace Pinot Noir Napa Valley -- 2013

 

Staff Notes:
Bookkeeper Connie Wilson says: From legendary Napa Valley winemaker Ric Forman and his wife Cheryl Emmolo, this elegant Pinot Noir is named in honor of their mothers.  Limited production, lots of ripe fruit and a smooth finish – a sensational bottle of wine for the money!  Did I mention the pedigree?!? 

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$25.95

 

21 In Stock

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Staff Notes:
Bookkeeper Connie Wilson says: From legendary Napa Valley winemaker Ric Forman and his wife Cheryl Emmolo, this elegant Pinot Noir is named in honor of their mothers.  Limited production, lots of ripe fruit and a smooth finish – a sensational bottle of wine for the money!  Did I mention the pedigree?!? 

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$25.95

 

21 In Stock

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Sbragia Family Vineyards Chardonnay Gamble Ranch -- 2012

 

WA94-96

Staff Notes:
Bookkeeper Connie Wilson says: Looking for a rich, full-bodied Chardonnay for the holidays? Look no further than this delicious wine made by Ed Sbragia, highly-respected former winemaker for Beringer. Rated 94-96 points by the Wine Advocate and drinking beautifully now and for the next 4-5 years. “…abundant notes of honeysuckle, roasted pineapple, hazelnuts and smoky tropical fruits” – Robert Parker. Enjoy!

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$34.99

 

36 In Stock

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WA94-96

Staff Notes:
Bookkeeper Connie Wilson says: Looking for a rich, full-bodied Chardonnay for the holidays? Look no further than this delicious wine made by Ed Sbragia, highly-respected former winemaker for Beringer. Rated 94-96 points by the Wine Advocate and drinking beautifully now and for the next 4-5 years. “…abundant notes of honeysuckle, roasted pineapple, hazelnuts and smoky tropical fruits” – Robert Parker. Enjoy!

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$34.99

 

36 In Stock

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