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May 1976 Selection of California Wine

DRY MALVASIA-N.V. NOVITIATE (OF Los GATOS)

In the hills above Los Gatos one finds the beaut­ifully situated Seminary of the Sacred Heart Novitiate of the Society of Jesus, and its vineyards. Since its founding in 1888 the Novitiate has maintained the tra­dition of producing altar wines. Once the needs of producing sacramental wines has been met, however, the remainder of production is made available to the public through commercial channels.

The Malvasia, or Malvasia bianca grape, from which this Novitiate wine was made, originally came from Greece and the Aegean Islands. It was later trans­planted to most of the Medeterranean countries, the island of Madeira, South Africa, and finally in Calif­ornia.

Usually made into a sweet wine, this Dry Malvasia is an unusual, but very pleasant surprise. It has overtones of a Gewurztraminer, yet a character all its own. Clean, dry, and bold, it is a sound wine for such a bargain.

$2.70/fifth $29.16/case

May 1976 Selection of Imported Wine

CLOS LA MADELEINE 1970-ST. EMILION

The red wines of St. Emilion are grown in an area not much larger than a square mile, on the high plat­eau and slopes above the valley of the Dordogne River. Saint Emilion, one of the loveliest wine towns in the world is situated some twenty miles east of Bordeaux.

Chateau Clos la Madeleine is one of the petite chateau of the region and its vineyards cover only about five acres.

This dry red wine is typical of the wines which come from the Saint Emilion region of Bordeaux, con­sequently one can detect a trace of earthiness in its finish. It is at its best when served at room temp­erature with red meats or other hearty dishes. This was a find by our buyer, who located it lost in the cellar of one of our importers. Big wine for this price.

$4.39/fifth $47.41/case

Catalog

We continue our listing of all the wines we carry. Later vintages of some of the wines will automatically replace Published vintage Years as stocks are depleted. If you like a particular vintage, we suggest you stock up. We never know what vintage our next shipment will be. Larry Wardzala, assistant wine manager, Hank Leitz, store manager, and Paul Kalemkiarian, wine manager, are available for consultation at Your convenience. Just call.

10% discount on case quantities, mix and match with any wine we stock except sale wines.

GAMAY BEAUJOLAIS

Mirassou 1975 -- $3.00
Monterey 1974 -- 3.25
Stag's Leap 1974 -- 3.00
Beaulieu 1974 -- 3.00
Charles Krug 1972 -- 2.75
J. Pedroncelli 1974 -- 2.75
Wente Bros. 1973 -- 2.75
Paul Masson n.v. -- 2.89
Weibel n.v. -- 3.49
Louis Martini 1973 -- 2.75
Robert Mondavi Gamay 1973 -- 3.00
Sonoma Gamay 1971 -- 2.65
Oakville Napa Gamay 1971/1972-- 2.50

CARIGNANE

Simi North Coast 1971 -- $3.00
Oakville Grande 1973 -- 3.25
Fetzer Carmine 1972 -- 2.50
Montcalm 1972 -- 1.79

BARBERA

Montcalm 1972 -- $1.59
Louis Martini 1972 -- 2.75
Sebastiani n.v. -- 3.00

OTHER VARIETALS

David Bruce Grenache 1971 -- $6.50
Beringer Grignolino n.v. --2.50
Inglenook Charbono 1969 -- 4.50
Almaden Grenoir Original n.v. -- 2.25

PROPRIETARY WINES

Beringer Barenblut n.v. --$2.79
Paul Masson Baroque n.v. --2.25
Beringer Traubengold n.v. -- 2.75
Concannon Moselle 1972 -- 3.00
Paul Masson Emerald Dry n.v. -- 2.25

ROSE

Beringer Gamay Rose n.v. -- $1.99
Inglenook Gamay Rose 1973 -- 3.00
Robert Mondavi Gamay Rose 1975-- 2.75
Beaulieu Beaurose 1974 -- 2.60
Beaulieu Grenache Rose 1974 -- 2.25
Simi Grenache Rose 1974 -- 2.25
Simi Rose of Cab. Sauvignon 1975 -- 3.50
Llords & Elwood Rose of Cab.1974 -- 3.50
Weibel Vin Rose n.v. -- 1.99
Wente Rose Wente n.v. -- 1.99
J. Pedroncelli Zinfandel Rose nv -- 2.00
Mirassou Petite Rose 1975 -- 2.75
Buena Vista Zinfandel Rose n.v. -- 2.95
Charles Krug Vin Rose n.v. -- 2.25
Sebastiani Vin Rose 1974 -- 2.15
Almaden Vin Rose n.v. -- 1.89
Christian Bros. Napa Rose n.v. -- 2.40
Korbel Vin Rose n.v. -- 2.15
Concannon Vin nose n.v. -- 2.25
Paul Masson V )Rose ) n.v. -- 2.15

SEMILLON

St. Michelle 1973 -- $2.75
Concannon 1973 -- 2.50
Beaulieu 1973 -- 2.65
Charles Krug Dry Semillon n.v. -- 2.75
Wente Bros. Dry Semillon n.v. -- 2.50
Concannon Haut Sauterne 1972 -- 3.00
Beaulieu Haut Sauterne 1971 -- 2.65
Louis Martini Mt.Dry Sauterne nv -- 2.25

SYLVANER

Parducci 1971 -- $2.75
Louis Martini 1968 -- 2.75
Beaulieu 1973 -- 3.00
Monterey Gruner Sylvaner 1974 -- 2.65

GREY RIESLING

Wente n.v. -- $2.50
Charles Krug n.v. -- 2.75
Mirassou Monterey Riesling 1974 -- 3.75

In case of typographical error A.B.C. posted prices prevail. Revised 3/76.

JOHANNISBERG RIESLING

St. Michelle 1974 -- $3.95
Monterey 1974 -- 3.75
Oakville 1974 -- 4.00
Burgess 1974 -- 5.00
Mirassou 1973 -- 4.50
Charles Krug n.v. -- 4.50
Louis Martini 1972 -- 3.50
Beaulieu 1973 -- 4.00
Robert Mondavi 1974-- 4.50
Stag's Leap 1973 Napa County-- 5.00
Stag's Leap 1973 Mendocino County-- 4.75
Chateau St. Jean Late Harvest 1974 -- 7.00
Chateau Montelena Late Harvest 1974-- 5.50
Wente Brothers Auslese 1973 -- 6.99
Chappellet 1973 -- 5.50
Beringer Auslese 1973 -- 5.95
Freemark Abbey 1971 -- 4.00
Freemark Abbey 1969 Lot 92 -- 3.75
Jospeh Phelps 1973 -- 5.00
Sonoma 1972 Spatlese -- 5.00
Llords 6. Elwood 1973 -- 4.25
Callaway White Riesling 1974 -- 5.00
Simi 1973 -- 3.95
Chateau Montelena Auslese 1972 -- 3.25
Weibel n.v. -- 3.49
Silverado Cellars 1974 -- 3.25
Sebastiani 1974 -- 3.50

GREEN HUNGARIAN

Burgess 1974 -- $2.99
Weibel n.v. -- 2.49
Buena Vista n.v. -- 2.75
Sebastiani n.v. -- 1.99

GEWURZTRAMINER

Charles Krug n.v. -- $3.75
Simi 1974 -- 4.00
Wente Bros. n.v. -- 5.50
Stony Hill 1974 -- 7.00
J. Pedroncelli 1974 -- 3.25
Mirassou Harvest Selection 1973 -- 4.50
Louis Martini Private Reserve'70 -- 4.00
Charles Krug Traminer n.v. -- 2.75

Les Amis du Vin

Monday May 10, 1976 is the date for the next Les Amis du Vin Wine Tasting and Seminar of the Palos Ver­des Chapter. Richard H. Elwood, President of Llords and Elwood winery, will be the guest expert for comm­ents. He is a member of The American Society of Enol­ogists, International Wine & Food Society, and Friends of Food and Wine.

California Pinot Noirs will be the wines for the day. California Pinot Noirs have long been maligned by the wine press for being inferior to their French counterparts. There is a breeding, a style in French Burgundies, they say, that has so far eluded even the greatest winemakers in the state. We have assembled here what we think is a fine representation of Calif­ornia Pinot Noirs so that you may judge for yourself. A few points to ponder follow each selection that will be tasted.

NV LLORDS AND ELWOOD Velvet Hill. Is blending really the answer?
1971 HANZEL Can this really be called a "Premier Cru"?
1972 DAVID BRUCE He makes it his way. Should the French compete with him?
1969 LOUIS MARTINI Special Selection. Still one of California's great wine values?
1967 CHARLES KRUG SPECIAL SELECTION Is Special Selection really special?
1972 MT. EDEN Can they live up to the legacy of Martin Ray and the price? Do they want to?
NV KORBEL Do they belong in this group? Sur­prise!
AND, a "mystery" French Burgundy.

Aperitif will be served at 7:30 pm. Tasting promp­tly at 8:00 pm. Attendance is restricted to 56 part­icipants. Our new location GIGI's Restaurant can only accommodate that many. Reservation forms are available at the shop, stop by or phone for them.

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May 1976 Selection of California Wine

DRY MALVASIA-N.V. NOVITIATE (OF Los GATOS)

In the hills above Los Gatos one finds the beaut­ifully situated Seminary of the Sacred Heart Novitiate of the Society of Jesus, and its vineyards. Since its founding in 1888 the Novitiate has maintained the tra­dition of producing altar wines. Once the needs of producing sacramental wines has been met, however, the remainder of production is made available to the public through commercial channels.

The Malvasia, or Malvasia bianca grape, from which this Novitiate wine was made, originally came from Greece and the Aegean Islands. It was later trans­planted to most of the Medeterranean countries, the island of Madeira, South Africa, and finally in Calif­ornia.

Usually made into a sweet wine, this Dry Malvasia is an unusual, but very pleasant surprise. It has overtones of a Gewurztraminer, yet a character all its own. Clean, dry, and bold, it is a sound wine for such a bargain.

$2.70/fifth $29.16/case

May 1976 Selection of Imported Wine

CLOS LA MADELEINE 1970-ST. EMILION

The red wines of St. Emilion are grown in an area not much larger than a square mile, on the high plat­eau and slopes above the valley of the Dordogne River. Saint Emilion, one of the loveliest wine towns in the world is situated some twenty miles east of Bordeaux.

Chateau Clos la Madeleine is one of the petite chateau of the region and its vineyards cover only about five acres.

This dry red wine is typical of the wines which come from the Saint Emilion region of Bordeaux, con­sequently one can detect a trace of earthiness in its finish. It is at its best when served at room temp­erature with red meats or other hearty dishes. This was a find by our buyer, who located it lost in the cellar of one of our importers. Big wine for this price.

$4.39/fifth $47.41/case

Catalog

We continue our listing of all the wines we carry. Later vintages of some of the wines will automatically replace Published vintage Years as stocks are depleted. If you like a particular vintage, we suggest you stock up. We never know what vintage our next shipment will be. Larry Wardzala, assistant wine manager, Hank Leitz, store manager, and Paul Kalemkiarian, wine manager, are available for consultation at Your convenience. Just call.

10% discount on case quantities, mix and match with any wine we stock except sale wines.

GAMAY BEAUJOLAIS

Mirassou 1975 -- $3.00
Monterey 1974 -- 3.25
Stag's Leap 1974 -- 3.00
Beaulieu 1974 -- 3.00
Charles Krug 1972 -- 2.75
J. Pedroncelli 1974 -- 2.75
Wente Bros. 1973 -- 2.75
Paul Masson n.v. -- 2.89
Weibel n.v. -- 3.49
Louis Martini 1973 -- 2.75
Robert Mondavi Gamay 1973 -- 3.00
Sonoma Gamay 1971 -- 2.65
Oakville Napa Gamay 1971/1972-- 2.50

CARIGNANE

Simi North Coast 1971 -- $3.00
Oakville Grande 1973 -- 3.25
Fetzer Carmine 1972 -- 2.50
Montcalm 1972 -- 1.79

BARBERA

Montcalm 1972 -- $1.59
Louis Martini 1972 -- 2.75
Sebastiani n.v. -- 3.00

OTHER VARIETALS

David Bruce Grenache 1971 -- $6.50
Beringer Grignolino n.v. --2.50
Inglenook Charbono 1969 -- 4.50
Almaden Grenoir Original n.v. -- 2.25

PROPRIETARY WINES

Beringer Barenblut n.v. --$2.79
Paul Masson Baroque n.v. --2.25
Beringer Traubengold n.v. -- 2.75
Concannon Moselle 1972 -- 3.00
Paul Masson Emerald Dry n.v. -- 2.25

ROSE

Beringer Gamay Rose n.v. -- $1.99
Inglenook Gamay Rose 1973 -- 3.00
Robert Mondavi Gamay Rose 1975-- 2.75
Beaulieu Beaurose 1974 -- 2.60
Beaulieu Grenache Rose 1974 -- 2.25
Simi Grenache Rose 1974 -- 2.25
Simi Rose of Cab. Sauvignon 1975 -- 3.50
Llords & Elwood Rose of Cab.1974 -- 3.50
Weibel Vin Rose n.v. -- 1.99
Wente Rose Wente n.v. -- 1.99
J. Pedroncelli Zinfandel Rose nv -- 2.00
Mirassou Petite Rose 1975 -- 2.75
Buena Vista Zinfandel Rose n.v. -- 2.95
Charles Krug Vin Rose n.v. -- 2.25
Sebastiani Vin Rose 1974 -- 2.15
Almaden Vin Rose n.v. -- 1.89
Christian Bros. Napa Rose n.v. -- 2.40
Korbel Vin Rose n.v. -- 2.15
Concannon Vin nose n.v. -- 2.25
Paul Masson V )Rose ) n.v. -- 2.15

SEMILLON

St. Michelle 1973 -- $2.75
Concannon 1973 -- 2.50
Beaulieu 1973 -- 2.65
Charles Krug Dry Semillon n.v. -- 2.75
Wente Bros. Dry Semillon n.v. -- 2.50
Concannon Haut Sauterne 1972 -- 3.00
Beaulieu Haut Sauterne 1971 -- 2.65
Louis Martini Mt.Dry Sauterne nv -- 2.25

SYLVANER

Parducci 1971 -- $2.75
Louis Martini 1968 -- 2.75
Beaulieu 1973 -- 3.00
Monterey Gruner Sylvaner 1974 -- 2.65

GREY RIESLING

Wente n.v. -- $2.50
Charles Krug n.v. -- 2.75
Mirassou Monterey Riesling 1974 -- 3.75

In case of typographical error A.B.C. posted prices prevail. Revised 3/76.

JOHANNISBERG RIESLING

St. Michelle 1974 -- $3.95
Monterey 1974 -- 3.75
Oakville 1974 -- 4.00
Burgess 1974 -- 5.00
Mirassou 1973 -- 4.50
Charles Krug n.v. -- 4.50
Louis Martini 1972 -- 3.50
Beaulieu 1973 -- 4.00
Robert Mondavi 1974-- 4.50
Stag's Leap 1973 Napa County-- 5.00
Stag's Leap 1973 Mendocino County-- 4.75
Chateau St. Jean Late Harvest 1974 -- 7.00
Chateau Montelena Late Harvest 1974-- 5.50
Wente Brothers Auslese 1973 -- 6.99
Chappellet 1973 -- 5.50
Beringer Auslese 1973 -- 5.95
Freemark Abbey 1971 -- 4.00
Freemark Abbey 1969 Lot 92 -- 3.75
Jospeh Phelps 1973 -- 5.00
Sonoma 1972 Spatlese -- 5.00
Llords 6. Elwood 1973 -- 4.25
Callaway White Riesling 1974 -- 5.00
Simi 1973 -- 3.95
Chateau Montelena Auslese 1972 -- 3.25
Weibel n.v. -- 3.49
Silverado Cellars 1974 -- 3.25
Sebastiani 1974 -- 3.50

GREEN HUNGARIAN

Burgess 1974 -- $2.99
Weibel n.v. -- 2.49
Buena Vista n.v. -- 2.75
Sebastiani n.v. -- 1.99

GEWURZTRAMINER

Charles Krug n.v. -- $3.75
Simi 1974 -- 4.00
Wente Bros. n.v. -- 5.50
Stony Hill 1974 -- 7.00
J. Pedroncelli 1974 -- 3.25
Mirassou Harvest Selection 1973 -- 4.50
Louis Martini Private Reserve'70 -- 4.00
Charles Krug Traminer n.v. -- 2.75

Les Amis du Vin

Monday May 10, 1976 is the date for the next Les Amis du Vin Wine Tasting and Seminar of the Palos Ver­des Chapter. Richard H. Elwood, President of Llords and Elwood winery, will be the guest expert for comm­ents. He is a member of The American Society of Enol­ogists, International Wine & Food Society, and Friends of Food and Wine.

California Pinot Noirs will be the wines for the day. California Pinot Noirs have long been maligned by the wine press for being inferior to their French counterparts. There is a breeding, a style in French Burgundies, they say, that has so far eluded even the greatest winemakers in the state. We have assembled here what we think is a fine representation of Calif­ornia Pinot Noirs so that you may judge for yourself. A few points to ponder follow each selection that will be tasted.

NV LLORDS AND ELWOOD Velvet Hill. Is blending really the answer?
1971 HANZEL Can this really be called a "Premier Cru"?
1972 DAVID BRUCE He makes it his way. Should the French compete with him?
1969 LOUIS MARTINI Special Selection. Still one of California's great wine values?
1967 CHARLES KRUG SPECIAL SELECTION Is Special Selection really special?
1972 MT. EDEN Can they live up to the legacy of Martin Ray and the price? Do they want to?
NV KORBEL Do they belong in this group? Sur­prise!
AND, a "mystery" French Burgundy.

Aperitif will be served at 7:30 pm. Tasting promp­tly at 8:00 pm. Attendance is restricted to 56 part­icipants. Our new location GIGI's Restaurant can only accommodate that many. Reservation forms are available at the shop, stop by or phone for them.

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