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.





 

Andrea Oberto Barolo -- 2010 750ml

 

JS95

Staff Notes:
Connie Wilson, bookkeeper says: Delicious, drinkable Barolo for $36.95? You bet!  Family-owned Azienda Agricola Andrea Oberto, in the Langhe hills of Piemonte near Verduno, produces wine from some of the finest vineyards in the Barolo production zone.  This 2010 full-bodied Barolo offers fruity aroma and polished tannins, with a firm structure in perfect balance.  95 points by James Suckling.

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JS95

Staff Notes:
Connie Wilson, bookkeeper says: Delicious, drinkable Barolo for $36.95? You bet!  Family-owned Azienda Agricola Andrea Oberto, in the Langhe hills of Piemonte near Verduno, produces wine from some of the finest vineyards in the Barolo production zone.  This 2010 full-bodied Barolo offers fruity aroma and polished tannins, with a firm structure in perfect balance.  95 points by James Suckling.

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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

 

34 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

 

34 In Stock

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Siran -- 2010

 

JS94

Staff Notes:
Coral Mika, Import Manager says: It's that wonderful time of year when we need to replenish our cellars; and the Chateau Siran was one of my first buys to do so. 94 points and under $35 makes this lovely little Margaux an excellent choice. This is just coming into it's drinking window. It's the perfect time to grab a few to drink now, and a few more for your cellar!

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$34.95

 

45 In Stock

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JS94

Staff Notes:
Coral Mika, Import Manager says: It's that wonderful time of year when we need to replenish our cellars; and the Chateau Siran was one of my first buys to do so. 94 points and under $35 makes this lovely little Margaux an excellent choice. This is just coming into it's drinking window. It's the perfect time to grab a few to drink now, and a few more for your cellar!

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$34.95

 

45 In Stock

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