The nose offers a bouquet of toasted cedar, black cherries and hints of orange blossom honey. This full-bodied wine has loads of sweet blackberry and black cherry flavors, with generous hints of vanilla, dark chocolate and oak spice that adds complexity and sweetness There is plenty of acidity that adds backbone and length to the finish.
Owned and operated by third generation wine grape growers, Thomas Michael Stokes and Allen Lombardi, there is a family tradition of growing exceptional wine grapes that began with their grandfather, Bill Stokes, Sr.. It was he who established a firm tradition, having planted his first 45 acres of Zinfandel near Lodi in 1954, that has been passed down for generations. Due to the quality and prestige of their fruit, the Stokes family supplies grapes to several of California’s best-known wineries.
Suggested Retail $11.99
For two weeks only, sale price is $6.99 Save $5.00!
Promo valid from January 10 – 23.
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For many of us, a new year means getting back on track in terms of health. It means saying goodbye to the holiday sweets, nixing that weekly (or ahem, daily) soda, and instead, consuming more of the really good stuff. We’re talking whole ingredients - like flavorful and fiber-rich fruits, veggies, and (healthy) grains as well as lean meats, and of course, plant-based substitutes.
Eating healthy shouldn’t be bland. It shouldn’t take an eternity to whip up something flavorful either. We know you’re busy but we also know your taste buds are simply too good for celery and peanut butter (unless of course, it’s the best peanut butter you’ve ever had in your life).
Here are 18 quick and easy lunches and snacks that will keep you healthy and your taste buds happy.
Avocado Caprese - Simply chop up a vine-ripened tomato, ½ an avocado, and 1 ounce mozzarella cheese. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Serve over arugula for a delicious salad or… Read More
2013 was a long cool growing season allowing the Pinot Noir to retain its acidity while developing deeply complex flavors. Rich with dense, expressive dark berry, spice, toasty oak with cedar and cinnamon notes. This pure Pinot shows mid-palate intensity and a long full range of deep, persistent flavors.
The Tudor family began growing grapes in California early in the 1900′s and continue to operate one of the largest table grape vineyards in the country. In an increasingly mechanized world, there are still a few handcrafted products that stand out. Fine wine is one of them. At Tudor Wines, they select fruit from family-owned vineyards and transform it into wine using traditional techniques. These include small fermentations mixed by hand and aging in French barrels. The resulting wine has a purity of expression that cannot be duplicated on a larger scale.
Suggested Retail $19.99
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Promo valid from January 3, 2018
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For many of us, the new year means a fresh start and a clean slate. It means simplifying our lives, eating healthier, getting more active, and nixing bad habits. We’re here to help you stay on track too - from our smoothie and juice bar to an always fresh protein-packed poke bar, to our grab-and-go under 500 calorie meals that are full of the “good stuff” like quinoa and salmon, eating well doesn’t have to be boring or time-consuming.
Here are 5 simple and fool-proof tips for shopping our stores the health-conscious way, in 2018.
Shop the perimeter of the store
You've heard this tip many times before...and with good reason. It works! Shopping only the exterior of any market forces one to buy only the freshest ingredients - like produce, seafood, and those everyday dairy necessities like milk, yogurt, and butter. This doesn't mean you can't ever walk down the middle aisles! That would be almost impossible as you still need things like spices, rice, and household items… Read More
A distinct counterpoint to ultra-distilled vodkas, this Swedish gem is comprised of seven new potato varietals: Solist, Gammel Svensk Röd, Princess, Sankta Thora, Hamlet, Marine and Celine. Each varietal is distilled only once through a continuous, column-still lined with copper. They are then blended without charcoal filtration, which would remove valuable flavor elements. The resulting vodka is full-bodied and rich, with a distinct viscosity and mouth-feel that is unlike other vodkas on the market today. It finishes with black pepper, ginger, and a buttery mouthfeel. Although it is designed to be served neat, on the rocks, in a martini or to send your Bloody Mary over the top, try Karlsson’s Gold with fresh cracked black pepper. And have a safe and wonderful New Year!
Suggested Retail $34.99
Sale price is $14.99 Save $20!
Purchase 6 or more bottles and receive an additional 10% discount!
Promo valid from December 27, 2017 through February 6, 2018
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Whoa, that happened fast! 2018 is just upon us, can you believe it? Time to pack away all of the holiday decor, eat through the rest of the delicious leftovers, and of course, formulate a game plan for New Year's Eve. Whether you're throwing your own party or you've been invited to a friend's or family member's shindig, you'll most likely be picking up some champagne, snacks, and/or party decor.
Here is your guide to all things New Year's Eve!
Bubbles, lots and lots of Bubbles
Oh, do we have you covered with endless varieties of sparkling wine and champagne. From Brut to Roses to everything in between, you can pick your absolute favorite variety. And since we want you to really just choose the very best and not worry about price, many of our most-loved varietals are on sale this week too!
Oysters For Those Bubbles
What hors d'oeuvre goes better with champagne than fresh shucked, raw oysters with a side of lemon and mignonette? We can't think of a better pairing… Read More
If your Elves are looking for that special Chardonnay to offer for your feast, holiday party or a stocking stuffer, you need to give this beauty a try! Green apple and pear are complemented by tropical fruits with a hint of lemon custard. Richly textured and concentrated with balanced acidity that drives a lingering finish.
Although perfect on it’s own, this chardonnay is delicious with shellfish like crab, lobster, and prawns prepared in a buttery, cream sauce. It’s also perfect with a simple roasted chicken, pasta carbonara, or holiday ham dinner.
Suggested Retail: $19.99
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Holiday stress is a very real thing. Never mind wrapping presents right now - many of us are wrapping up all the loose ends at work and are making sure the kids have things to do on break so we can find the time to go on the many errands that Christmas demands. From multiple grocery trips to ensure everything has been bought for the party and/or Christmas brunch or dinner to more mall trips than we'd like to admit, the hustle and bustle is being felt by all.
And every year, without fail, there's always at least 1-2 people we need to find a last-minute gift for. Not to worry; we have something for everyone at our stores between our quite extensive housewares department and of course, our lovely wine and spirits section too. Here's your guide to last-minute gift shopping at Bristol Farms.
For The Christmas Obsessed:
We all have that friend or family member who lives for decorating their home this time of year. What better gift than an adorable and unique Old World Christmas… Read More
This popular and very food friendly Chilean Sauvignon Blanc is very expressive with aromas of tropical fruit and delicate citrus notes. An addition of Semillón from the Apalta vineyard’s old vines showcases its natural flavors and acidity. Delicate notes of white fruits such as peach and apricot round out the mid palate. Perfect as an aperitif or with goat cheese, shellfish and poultry dishes.
Suggested Retail is $11.99
Sale Price is 2 for $12!
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For a wine of this caliber, this is the deal of the year for Chardonnay. Lifted floral aromas of orange blossom and honey suckle complement the pear, golden delicious apple, white peach, kumquat and pink grapefruit fruit aromas. The flavors on the palate echo the nose, with the addition of lemon zest and a slight tropical note. The entry on the palate is broad and rich, balanced by bright acidity, making this a great wine to serve at your holiday meal!
A little history - Industrialist James D. Zellerbach acquired the 200 acre Hanzell estate on the Mayacamas slopes above the town of Sonoma in 1948, and in 1952 he planted 2 acres of Pinot Noir and 4 acres of Chardonnay on the site. The Ambassador's ambition was to create a small vineyard and winery dedicated to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Zellerbachs created the first vintage in 1957 and named their winery Hanzell, a contraction of Mrs. Hana Zellerbach's name. Zellerbach hired Ralph Bradford Webb in 1956 to be his winemaker - Webb… Read More