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With the James Bond movie Spectre being released today, no time could be better to drink Bollinger. The most suave spy in the world has been sipping on Bollinger since Moonraker in 1979. While we can’t all drive a fully loaded, customized machine gun having Aston Martin, we certainly can chill down a bottle of Bolli! The 2004 Bollinger "Grande Année" Brut Champagne ($109) is as good as Champagne gets; all barrel fermented and full of masculine, Pinot Noir power and high class elegance. We even have a few bottles of the limited 2009 Bollinger "James Bond 007" Brut Champagne ($195) in stock for the diehard fan of Bond & Champagne!

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Top California Chardonnay

Simply put, these are top of the line California Chardonnay's that are rapidly outselling all their rivals. Read what the press has to say and you'll see why... just don't wait too long.

2005 Beringer Private Reserve Napa Chardonnay ($29.98)

93 points Robert Parker: "A big offering, the full-bodied 2005 Chardonnay Private Reserve reveals notions of hazelnuts intermixed with honeyed pineapple, poached pears, and toasty oak. Well-made with good acidity, beautiful richness, and a vibrant, long finish, it should drink well for 4-5 years." (12/06) 92 points and "Highly Recommended" by the Wine Spectator: "Smoky, toasty oak aromas show riper, richer fruit flavors on the palate, with a medley of ripe fig, melon, apricot and spice nuances. The flavors turn delicate and complex on the finish. Drink now through 2010." From Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar "Bright, pale yellow. Sexy aromas of tropical fruits, truffle and smoky oak. Big, rich, full and ripe, with hints of exotic fruits and musky lees. In an opulent style but with good shape. Sexy chardonnay with considerable early appeal." (May/June 2007) This is possibly the most complex and interesting Private Reserve chardonnay bottling from Beringer in years. Full of layered, smoky, fig and dried apricot fruit this is suprizingly concentrated on the mid-palate leading to a deep, lengthy finish that shows off carmelized oak notes along with a refreshing citrus note. Well worth the "Reserve" tag. (Bryan Brick, K&L)

2003 Newton "Unfiltered" Napa Chardonnay ($39.99)

95 points Robert Parker: "Consistently one of California’s finest, longest-lived Chardonnays is Newton’s Unfiltered Chardonnay, and the 2002 is drinking spectacularly well. Moreover, it is capable of lasting another 4-5 years. However, the light green/gold-colored 2003 Unfiltered Chardonnay plays it closer to the vest. It displays hints of marmalade, caramel, liquid rocks, and honeysuckle, good background acidity, more obvious structure and backwardness than the previous two vintages, excellent weight, and a long finish. This beautiful Chardonnay is reminiscent of a top premier cru from Chassagne-Montrachet. Enjoy it over the next 5-7 years." (12/05) 92 Points and two stars from Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine: "More than once in the past, Newton's unfiltered Chardonnay has won accolades here, and this newest rendition keeps the winery's string of successes in tact. As usual a very big, very rich wine that pulls no punches as regards ripeness and size, it is a deep and uncannily well-fruited opus with more than enough center to support its liberal oak. It comes with the usual glitch of being a bit too hot, but when richness like this is the reward, a little heat is easy to take." (March 2006)

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