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.





 

Ayala Brut Nature (Zero Dosage) -- N.V. 750ml

 

BH90, WS90

Staff Notes:
Coral Mika, Imports Manager says: It is time to start stocking up on bubbly. For me, this is a year-round love affair so I am always on the lookout for good buys and in general, great bubbles. I tend toward the drier style of sparkling so when I saw that we had gotten some of this zero dosage Champagne I did not hesitate. The less sugar the more you can really taste the wine underneath the masterpiece and enjoy the crisp loveliness. $32.95 would be a steal but at $29.95 on 6 or more this is a must. Did I mention the 90 points from Burghound? These are now in-stock and ready to ship shortly when the weather cools off!

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$32.95

 

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BH90, WS90

Staff Notes:
Coral Mika, Imports Manager says: It is time to start stocking up on bubbly. For me, this is a year-round love affair so I am always on the lookout for good buys and in general, great bubbles. I tend toward the drier style of sparkling so when I saw that we had gotten some of this zero dosage Champagne I did not hesitate. The less sugar the more you can really taste the wine underneath the masterpiece and enjoy the crisp loveliness. $32.95 would be a steal but at $29.95 on 6 or more this is a must. Did I mention the 90 points from Burghound? These are now in-stock and ready to ship shortly when the weather cools off!

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$32.95

 

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Weingut Odinstal Riesling Stufe 7 -- 2010 750ml

 

CT93.3

Staff Notes:
Stefan Blicker, owner says: Epiphanies. I remember the first time I drove a car. The first time I kissed a girl. That first bottle of white Burgundy when the lights went on. This Riesling is like that. A **pop**...whoa...**holy**....wha...man, what the HELL is this?!! You will probably rethink your feelings about Riesling after one or two sips of this. Your brain will need to recuperate from the wash of serotonin that just flooded in (like the first time you tried *insert chemical here*). Lightly sweet but cut by a diamond sharp acidity and minerality. Candied lemons, sweet green apples, fresh baked croissants, nuts, minerals, saline....just melon-twisting, heady stuff. Hey, I told you. Not for kids. A bit pricier than most, but do a little Googling and see what the rest of the world has to say about this wine - I'm not the only one!!!


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$57.95

 

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CT93.3

Staff Notes:
Stefan Blicker, owner says: Epiphanies. I remember the first time I drove a car. The first time I kissed a girl. That first bottle of white Burgundy when the lights went on. This Riesling is like that. A **pop**...whoa...**holy**....wha...man, what the HELL is this?!! You will probably rethink your feelings about Riesling after one or two sips of this. Your brain will need to recuperate from the wash of serotonin that just flooded in (like the first time you tried *insert chemical here*). Lightly sweet but cut by a diamond sharp acidity and minerality. Candied lemons, sweet green apples, fresh baked croissants, nuts, minerals, saline....just melon-twisting, heady stuff. Hey, I told you. Not for kids. A bit pricier than most, but do a little Googling and see what the rest of the world has to say about this wine - I'm not the only one!!!


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$57.95

 

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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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$52.95

 

10 In Stock

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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

 

10 In Stock

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Sette Ponti Oreno -- 2011

 

JS96

Staff Notes:
Connie Wilson, bookkeeper says: Look no futher than Tenuta Sette Ponti’s ORENO for a fine example of Super Tuscan wines. This Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet and Petit Verdot scores 96 points from James Suckling for its spicy aromas of black fruit and chocolate, with full body and supple tannins.

Tenuta Sette Ponti is located in the heart of the historic Chianti winegrowing region.  The Estate is named for the seven medieval bridges crossing the Arno River from Arezzo to Florence, one of which can be seen in the background of Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa. The 750 acre estate produces some of Tuscany’s most innovative and world-class Super Tuscans.  A world class wine at a great price!


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$66.95

 

51 In Stock

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JS96

Staff Notes:
Connie Wilson, bookkeeper says: Look no futher than Tenuta Sette Ponti’s ORENO for a fine example of Super Tuscan wines. This Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet and Petit Verdot scores 96 points from James Suckling for its spicy aromas of black fruit and chocolate, with full body and supple tannins.

Tenuta Sette Ponti is located in the heart of the historic Chianti winegrowing region.  The Estate is named for the seven medieval bridges crossing the Arno River from Arezzo to Florence, one of which can be seen in the background of Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa. The 750 acre estate produces some of Tuscany’s most innovative and world-class Super Tuscans.  A world class wine at a great price!


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$66.95

 

51 In Stock

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