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Skurnik Wines searches the globe to assemble the finest portfolio of wines available at all prices. Wines selected must represent the highest quality and exhibit balance, finesse, and a sense of place. We never forget that fine wine comes from exceptional grapes grown in exceptional terroir and cared for by talented winemakers. It is our goal that the Skurnik Wines and Spirits logo on the back of a bottle is as close to a guarantee of quality as possible.

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CBD-392
Producer:
Description:
Some cautionary words: Bonny Doon Vineyard is, as we all know or should know, a strictly cabernet-free zone, at least it has been for the last twenty-nine years. (This commonsense dictum is as easy as A,B, C.) The last “Claret” nominally produced at Bonny Doon Vineyard was in 1985 from grapes grown at our late Estate in the eponymous hamlet of Bonny Doon. It was a blend of approximately equal parts of cabernet sauvignon, cab. franc, merlot and malbec, and against all expectation, was actually pretty damn good. Randall Grahm, owner and winemaker, has expressed amused disdain, occasionally bordering on amused disdain, for this popular grape variety. He has been heard to say at least once, “I will not kiss the lips Bordelais cépages will not pass these lips." We are not really at liberty to say how Bonny Doon Vineyard has come to be entrusted with the distribution of a wine made from such improbably alien grape varieties, but suffice to say that the deal was doon grudgingly and harumphingly. Now, as to the label. What can we say? We are just scandalized, sputteringly unable to countenance the opportunistic wine marketeers who would stoop to using lurid imagery merely to sell a bottle of wine. Has it really come to this? It is only because we enjoyed the wine so much that we are willing to put up with the tasteless monstrosity that is this label. “Proper” (!?!) Claret? Indeed.
It is lean, neither overly alcoholic (weighing in at 13%) nor overly extracted, nor overly oakèd; it is precisely what one would imagine A Proper Claret to be. The wine contains a substantial dollop of petit verdot (13%), adding a silky note of violets and textural elegance, in counterpoint to the lead-in-the-pencil firmness offered by the inclusion of the virile tannat (15%). Tannat, the grape implicated in the French paradox (and the vinifera variety with resveratrol levels that are off the charts), is principally grown in Gascony (land of Les Trois Mousquetaires), though it was historically grown as well in Bordeaux as late as the 19th century.
Vintage
2014
Country
USA
Region
California
Appellation
California
Grape Variety
Blend - Other
Color
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Biodynamic
CBD-384
Producer:
Description:
What’s not to like about this Tannat (69%) and Cabernet Franc (31%) rosé from the world of Randall Grahm? It is a darker rosé, having spent several hours in contact with its skins before pressing,but the Cabernet Franc carries the day aromatically.
Vintage
2015
Country
USA
Region
California
Grape Variety
Blend - Other
Color
Rose
Farming Practice:
Practicing Biodynamic
CWI-025
Producer:
Description:
168 cases made
Vintage
2014
Country
USA
Region
California
Appellation
El Dorado
Grape Variety
Blend - Rhone
Color
Red
CWI-026
Producer:
Description:
168 cases made
Vintage
2014
Country
USA
Region
California
Appellation
El Dorado
Grape Variety
Blend - Rhone
Color
Red
CAY-119
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Description:
This fruit hails from Cayuse's "En Cerise" vineyard. Literally translated, "En Cerise" means “cherry”—appropriate since this 10-acre vineyard planted in 1998 was a cherry orchard in its former life.
Vintage
2014
Country
USA
Region
Washington
Appellation
Walla Walla
Grape Variety
Blend - Bordeaux
Color
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Biodynamic
CFV-024
Producer:
Description:
38% Cab Franc, 62% Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the most dramatic plantings of Cabernet Franc that Annie Favia & Andy Erickson have seen, situated high in the mountains on a large holding known as Rancho Chimiles. These mature vines, now in their mid-thirties, produce wines with a singular aromatic profile, broad muscular tannins and bright natural acidity. This area is unique, with perfectly drained volcanic and mineral-rich soils, a cooling breeze off the San Francisco Bay, and an infinite array of slopes and exposures.
Vintage
2013
Country
USA
Region
California
Appellation
Napa
Grape Variety
Blend - Bordeaux
Color
Red
CFV-018
Producer:
Description:
38% Cab Franc, 62% Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the most dramatic plantings of Cabernet Franc that Annie Favia & Andy Erickson have seen, situated high in the mountains on a large holding known as Rancho Chimiles. These mature vines, now in their mid-thirties, produce wines with a singular aromatic profile, broad muscular tannins and bright natural acidity. This area is unique, with perfectly drained volcanic and mineral-rich soils, a cooling breeze off the San Francisco Bay, and an infinite array of slopes and exposures.
Vintage
2012
Country
USA
Region
California
Appellation
Napa
Grape Variety
Blend - Bordeaux
Color
Red
CSE-068
Producer:
Description:
Blackberries and blueberries; sweet, exotic spice, caramel, toasted vanilla, a floral violet character. Excellent initial impact in the mouth; very intense and long flavors with a sappy, rich texture that is full, but seamless.
Vintage
2006
Country
USA
Region
California
Appellation
Napa
Grape Variety
Blend - Bordeaux
Color
Red
ICC-171
Producer:
Description:
100% Syrah planted in the “del Conte” vineyard where there is an excellent terroir and microclimate that are particularly suited to this varietal. Fermentation and maceration occurs in stainless steel and concrete tanks. The wine is then aged for 15 months in 50% French and 50% American oak barriques.
Vintage
2013
Country
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Appellation
Sant'Antimo
Grape Variety
Syrah
Color
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic
Import Partner:
ICC-160
Producer:
Description:
100% Syrah planted in the “del Conte” vineyard where there is an excellent terroir and microclimate that are particularly suited to this varietal. Fermentation and maceration occurs in stainless steel and concrete tanks. The wine is then aged for 15 months in 50% French and 50% American oak barriques.
Vintage
2012
Country
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Appellation
Sant'Antimo
Grape Variety
Syrah
Color
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic
Import Partner:
CAY-113
Producer:
Description:
Grapes sourced from the Armada Vineyard planted in 2001 at the highest density for the region at the time (1,815 vines per acre)
Vintage
2013
Country
USA
Region
Washington
Appellation
Walla Walla
Grape Variety
Grenache
Color
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Biodynamic
CBD-373
Producer:
Description:
Gentle pressing of the fruit, indigenous yeast, stainless steel fermentation, completed malolactic fermentation, extended lees stirring for 5 months.
Vintage
2014
Country
USA
Region
California
Grape Variety
Blend - Bordeaux
Color
White
Farming Practice:
Practicing Biodynamic
LAP-077
Producer:
Vintage
2008
Country
Argentina
Region
Mendoza
Grape Variety
Blend - Bordeaux
Color
Red
Import Partner:
FMH-071
Producer:
Description:
Made specifically for Sushi and Sashimi, this wine was created through the marriage of a French Winemaker and a Japanese Chef. It is aromatic, dry and fresh to complement fish, with enough character to stand up to soy and wasabi. Our version of a Gentil, it is blended with over 50% of the four noble grape varieties (Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Muscat); in this case the exact blend 40% Pinot Blanc, 30% Riesling, 10% Muscat, 10% Pinot Gris, and 10% Gewurztraminer. “GYOTAKU” is a traditional Japanese art form created by pressing paper onto a fish covered in ink.
Vintage
2015
Country
France
Region
Alsace
Grape Variety
Blend - Other
Color
White
Farming Practice:
Certified Organic
FMH-067
Producer:
Description:
Made specifically for Sushi and Sashimi, this wine was created through the marriage of a French Winemaker and a Japanese Chef. It is aromatic, dry and fresh to complement fish, with enough character to stand up to soy and wasabi. Our version of a Gentil, it is blended with over 50% of the four noble grape varieties (Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Muscat); in this case the exact blend 40% Pinot Blanc, 30% Riesling, 10% Muscat, 10% Pinot Gris, and 10% Gewurztraminer. “GYOTAKU” is a traditional Japanese art form created by pressing paper onto a fish covered in ink.
Vintage
2014
Country
France
Region
Alsace
Grape Variety
Blend - Other
Color
White
Farming Practice:
Certified Biodynamic
CBD-397
Producer:
Description:
"It would seem to be a cold day in climate changèd Santa Cruz that a Merlot would pass the portals of Bonny Doon Vineyard. And yet… one must (as painful a proposition as this might be) remain open to the possibility that the The Cépage That Dare Not Speak Its Name might (gasp) be somehow not just bearable, but in fact, utterly delicious – soft, luscious and plush (not not in a slatternly way), well-structured, and even, dare I say, reasonably complex. You may well be looking at me sideways for saying it, but I will be drinking some $%&*#! Merlot." --Randall Grahm 76% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 5% Syrah, 1% Grenache, 1% Mourvèdre
Vintage
2015
Country
USA
Region
California
Grape Variety
Merlot
Color
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Biodynamic
CAY-120
Producer:
Description:
Grapes are grown in Cayuse's "En Chamberlin" Vineyard. Planted in 2000, these are the first vines in the region to be grafted on phylloxera-resistant rootstock.
Vintage
2014
Country
USA
Region
Washington
Appellation
Walla Walla
Grape Variety
Tempranillo
Color
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Biodynamic
CWI-029
Producer:
Description:
168 cases made
Vintage
2014
Country
USA
Region
California
Appellation
El Dorado
Grape Variety
Blend - Rhone
Color
Red
CWI-030
Producer:
Description:
168 cases made
Vintage
2014
Country
USA
Region
California
Appellation
El Dorado
Grape Variety
Blend - Rhone
Color
Red
CWI-013
Producer:
Description:
168 cases made
Vintage
2013
Country
USA
Region
California
Appellation
El Dorado
Grape Variety
Blend - Rhone
Color
Red