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SHOP WINE TASTING DATES

Robert Foley 2010 Napa Valley Shelter Cabernet, 50% Off!

1¢Tasting: More than 7 Holiday Bubbles to Taste
December 19 & 20th from 4:00 to 8:00pm.

PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW: ONLINE, OR BY CALLING 818.341.1234, OR BY EMAIL

2010 Shelter Howell Mountain Vyds Cabernet Sauvignon

Price Match Guarantee

Duke's Price: $39.99/btl
List Price $86


2010 Shelter Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Those of you who enjoyed the Shelter “Butcher” 2006 when we sold out of it last fall knew what a special wine that was.

Our Impressions:
Sometimes we get lucky and indeed this is one of those times! Fortunately luck for us translates into good fortune for you as well.

Well given our drive to find out more about the wines we offer, we did some detective work and found out that Robert Foley the acclaimed winemaker makes most of the Shelter wines… well at least seven of them. Who knew!!

Come to find out he makes them alongside his own wines using the same processes and the only thing different comes along at the bottling line. Shelter wines use a different bottle, label, and closure system, but other than that no difference. Well we quickly found out how to get our hands on some of what he makes for this special program and viola, we can now offer it to you!

This is another 100% Cabernet from robert Foley with Shelter. The nose is quite expressive with dark red berry fruit a bit of vanilla intermixed with cassis. The color is an opaque inky purple with an almost electric hue to it. The taste of this wine is very sophisticated as it mirrors the nose leading with deep red fruits on the front palate leading to a structured mid showcasing the cedar and spice box along with the integrated tannins… finishing juicy and long albeit graceful. Get this gem while you can and we would suggest getting six and drinking them through the upcoming holiday season!

Winery Notes:
"Shelter Wine Company is the brainchild of David Stevens and a New York City wine broker. David also owns 750 Wines in Napa with his wife Monica (specializing in high end, limited production boutique wineries) located in St. Helena. David was born in North Dakota and became tired of the long dark cold winters in this state and ended up in sunny St. Helena working at one of St. Helena’s most esteemed restaurants, Tra Vigne. He worked the bar in this restaurant exposing his palate to some of the best wines coming out of Napa Valley and beyond.

The next logical step for the restaurant was to put him to work tracking down and securing these wines. For 6 years David enjoyed tasting, buying, recommending and then selling his personal favorites. During the course of this, he also established many strong relationships with area vintners. He has taken a number of Independent wine courses and programs, and continues to further his palate with International wine exposure. As we have seen time and time again, regardless of your background, when the wine industry gets in your blood it becomes a lifelong passion. David ran one of the finer wine shops in the valley for a number of years and it’s almost a logical progression that he also became a vintner. A 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon was their first commercial vintage. Today all of Shelter’s wines are sourced from high-end Napa area vineyards. David has many contacts within the area wine industry and is sometimes approached by vintner’s who want to sell their “juice”. As a result, the wine has already been hand crafted by area vintners by the time Shelter does their final blending – the locations and vineyards are secret which helps add to the mystique of their wines!

This “juice” is not just second label stuff – several wineries have very strict protocols about how much wine they produce, or find themselves not wanting to take on the additional workload that extra production brings, and this is where Shelter comes in. Let their wine speak for itself, Shelter will not bottle anything that they feel is not up to their exacting standards.

PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW: ONLINE, OR BY CALLING 818.341.1234, OR BY EMAIL

Previous Special: 2011 Shatter, Dave Phinney, Red Grenache
Price Match Guarantee Duke's Price: $19.99/btl
List Price $29
2011 Shatter, Dave Phinney, Red Grenache

In Store 1¢- $5 Tasting Coming events!

Dec 19 & 20, 4pm to 8pm at the store, Champagne tasting

Where: At the Duke of Bourbon, 31143 Via Colinas, Suite 511
Westlake Village CA
When: Friday December 12th & Saturday December 13th from 4pm to 8pm
Participants: Piper Heidsick, Casanove, Schramsberg, Beau Joie and more...
Special Pricing: During each of these events, you will be entitled to a special event discount on the items presented.

 

DBeau Joie Champagne

 

1¢Tasting Wines:
2 Bubbles Tastes

$5 Tasting Wines:
Entire flight

First come first serve basis.

Tasting Terms: These events enable our customers and friends to enjoy a taste of each of the wines presented. You may revisit one wine only. After you complete your flight tasting, you may, at your convenience, enjoy a bottle, a glass or a taste for a fee.

Duke of Bourbon - 31143 Via Colinas Suite 511, Westlake Village, CA 91362
Call us at 818-341-1234 Email: dukec @ dukeofbourbon.com
Open: Monday -Thursday 10am -7pm, Friday & Saturday 10am to 8pm, & Sunday 11am to 6pm
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