1979-11 November Classic Newsletter

November 1979 Selection of California Wine


Caymus Vineyards is located in the heart of Napa Valley in Rutherford. The winery was built by Charles and Lorna Wagner in 1972. The Wagners purchased the property in 1941 from a descendant of the Harris family who originally bought the property from George Yont, holder of the Mexican grant Rancho Caymus. Charles Wagner is from an Alsatian winegrowing family trans­planted to Napa Valley.

The Sauvignon Blanc is a splendid white wine grape which produces the fine dry wines of the Graves region in Bordeaux. In the North Coast counties of California it produces a somewhat fuller bodied wine with the same unmistakable bouquet and flavor.

This Caymus Sauvignon Blanc is possibly the best example of what the Sauvignon Blanc can produce in California. It is a splendid, dry, full-bodied wine of noble character. It has a beautiful golden color an expan­sive bouquet, full body and lots of depth. It has a pleasant, clean fin­ish. Serve chilled with light meat or seafood.

#189 $6.00/fifth $64.80/case

November 1979 Selection of Imported Wine


The Valpolicella district is situated northwest of Verona in northern Italy. There are some twenty townships which comprise the Valpolicella district: Negrar, Fumane, Marano San Pietro Incariano, Verona and Sant' Ambrogio are the best known. Bolla is the largest producer of Valpolicella and is situated just north of the town of Verona.

Four grape varieties are grown within this district they are the Corvina, Molinara, Negaro and the Rondinella. Valpolicellas are blends of these four varieties and each producer blends according to his own particular style. The best Valpolicellasare bottled after about 18 months in wood.

Bolla Valpolicella is a superb example of the best wine produced in this district. The 1975 vintage of this wine was the winner of the 1979 Los Angeles Times wine tasting of Valpolicellas. It scored 16.2 points from among seven contenders. The 1976 vintage is as delightful as the 1975. It is velvety smooth, fragrant, fruity and rather light in body. It is remarkable for its subtlety and breed. Serve it at room temperat­ure with red meat or a mild Italian entree. One of Italy's most popular red wine.

#190 $4.00/fifth $43.20/case


Cellarmaster wine selections are well-thought-out assortments sure to please anyone from the occa­sional wine drinker to the seasoned connoisseur. Each assortment comes beautifully encased in handsome wood boxes ready for holiday gift-giving. You may choose from a two or three bottle assortment of California wine in tenths. We also feature a variety of full case assortments or you can mix and match the selections yourself.

Each selection is an outstanding value, having passed the approval of our tasting panel and been declared "outstanding" in their category.

Our wide variety of choices range in price to fit any budget and each comes with a personalized gift card enclosed. Come in and see them, phone us, or mail your order, and we'll deliver anywhere in California.

Two fine selections at a reasonable price. Sure to please even the most discriminating tastes. Includes a Cellarmaster selection of Bur­gundy and Chenin Blanc in fifth size bottles. #101 $ 6.99 (3.00)*

Wine for two, or a tasters delight. You could even serve a wine with each course. Includes five Cellarmaster selections of California Bur­gundy, Chablis, Cabernet, Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, and Grenache Rose in tenth size bottles. #102 $12.95 (3.00)*

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A well-balanced Cellarmaster selection. Three bottles featuring a Cali­fornia Gamay Beaujolais, Chenin Blanc and Rose of Cabernet in fifth size bottles. #104 $12.95 (3.00)*

Each bottle a superb example of its type. A pleasure to receive a thrill to serve. Includes three Cellarmaster Selections of a California Pinot Noir, Johannisberg Riesling, and a Zinfandel Rose in fifth size bottles. #105 $14.95 (3.00)*

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Start someone's cellar. Two each of six excellent selections to begin learning about the pleasures of wine. California Burgundy, Chablis, Gamay Beaujolais, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Grenache Rose, in fifth size. One full case of twelve fifths in a handsome wood box. #108 $44.95 (9.00)*

A superb selection of some of the finest wines we have to offer. Perfect for ageing now and enjoying for years to come. Includes two of each of these special Cellarmaster selections of Zinfandel, Caber­net Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Johannisberg Riesling, Petite Sirah, and Muscat of Alexandria. A full case of twelve fifths in a handsome wood box. #109 $79.95 (9.00)*

Choose your own favorites or tailor your selection to fit the tastes of the lucky recipient. Don't forget, you can rely on the expert advice of our wine manager to help you make your selections. #110 $ your pleasure (9.00)*

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