New Pours


2012 Etude Rose Pinot Noir Carneros, $26

Brimming with notes of dried cranberries, fresh cherries, a touch of orange peel, this wine fills the mouth with fresh, fruit flavors, hints of honeydew melon, and light brown spice. The wine's brightness and natural acidity make it an excellent partner for many different cuisines. Find out more at

Suggested pairing: Grilled lamb chops

2010 Château St. Jean Cinq Cepages Sonoma County, $75

Layered aromas are vivid in this wine; black plum, blackberry compote, clover spice, tanned leather and a hint of fresh tobacco leaf are immediately discernible. Secondary aromas of raspberry and spiced cherry mingle with notes of violet and pomegranate. This full-bodied wine has smooth, silky tannins that offer solid structure, but do not overwhelm. Find out more at

Suggested pairing: Holiday standing rib roast with Yorkshire pudding

2012 Buena Vista Legendary Badge Sonoma County Red Wine, $40

Buena Vista Legendary Badge is a powerful wine, brimming with personality. It’s authoritative and loyal, a bold wine that displays a robust magnetism and bridges the gap between traditional and extraordinary. Ripe red fruits abound, dominating the palate while integrated tannins provide great structure and offer an arrestingly vigorous mouthfeel.

Suggested pairing: Try this delicious new wine alongside BV Culinary Director Michel Cornu's Veal Scaloppini prepared with a wild mushroom sauce

2011 Girard Artistry, $45

The 2011 Girard Artistry, Girard Winery's flagship Bordeaux-style blend shows aromas of blackberry and cassis, complemented by espresso and toasty oak. Sweet raspberry, mocha, and vanilla on the palate lead to a finish that is long and structured, but softens as the wine decants.

Suggested pairing: Holiday prime rib with sautéed winter vegetables or roasted lamb with mushroom risotto