Circadia Cabernet Sauvignon  2010
This spectacular Napa Cabernet has a decadent blending of 15% Malbec and 10% Petit Verdot, giving it a velvety, plush long texture. Highly perfumed violets lead to new leather and ... more


Circadia Cabernet Sauvignon  2010
It’s no secret that we at Nicholas Roberts are passionate about Champagne and Burgundy. Continuously these wines deliver, vintage after vintage, such nuance, pleasure and complexity, fulfilling our ‘inner geek’ but delighting even our more ...
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Holiday Hours & Shipping Schedule
We've added some Sunday hours this holiday season for your shopping convenience.
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Impending Arrival of 2011 Dominus and 2001 La Rioja Alta
We are pleased to announce the impending arrival of two extraordinarily important wines: 2011 Dominus and 2001 La Rioja Alta "890" Gran Reserva.
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Robert Biale Zinfandel
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Solera System
Spain's age-old blending and maturation system, used to maintain quality and style consistency in some fortified wines. It's used most notably for Spain's sherry although producers of such wines in other countries have also established soleras. The solera system is based on the maturity levels of several wines, ranging in tiers from the oldest to the most recently produced. It consists of drawing off one-quarter to one-third of the oldest wine for bottling. The wine that was drawn off is replaced with wine from the next oldest tier, which is replaced with a younger wine from the next level, and so on up through the levels of the solera. With this process, the old wines infuse the younger ones with character, while the youngsters endow their older counterparts with nutrients, which, in fino-style sherries, gives the flor something to live on. A solera is generally pictured as tiers of wine casks stacked on top of each other, the oldest wines being the bottom level, the next oldest on the tier above that, and on up, with the youngest wine at the top. In actuality, however, the various age levels or scales (escalas) of wine may be kept in separate bodegas (storage areas). The oldest wines in a solera depend on when it was established; some are 40 to 50 years old.