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HOLIDAY CATALOG 2013


Fujioka’s carries fine wines that deliver extraordinary quality at an outstanding value. We ramped it up a notch this year with some amazing results. We talked with Master Sommeliers, Growers, and Suppliers to find wines that were new, hot, or incredible value! The wines here represent many days of searching out the best. You will not find a better collection of wines, and we hope these wines entice you to broaden your wine portfolio. We have done our homework, now come and experience the fruits of our labor! With selections that match the newcomer to the most demanding, we have the wine that fits your needs. Let our expert staff find the right bottle for a gift, party, meal, or just to enjoy. Happy Holidays!

Cheers from Jason and the Gang at Fujioka’s


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Aaron Petite Sirah $29.99

Do you like “Big Wine”? This label says it all, “Go Big or Go Home” is Aaron Jackson’s motto…Only the very best 12 barrels made it into this year’s blend, making production a mere 297 cases. The blend is a makeup of 4 vineyards all grown on calcareous soils, 40% in Westside Paso Robles, and 60% from the Eastern portions of Templeton in California. Hedonistic Juice!

Stratton Lummis Cabernet Sauvignon $23.99

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that for years has been an exclusive pour at The Four Seasons Hotels in the islands. We have arranged to have this wine available to you for the holidays exclusively at affordable aged Napa Valley Cabernet these days. This will make a great gift for any Napa Cab fan!

Red • CA

Red • CA

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Stolpman Vineyards “Hilltops” Syrah $35.99

The 2011 Hilltops Syrah is the wine that folks spend all year looking for; the wine that steals the show at a geeked-out tasting group; and the wine your dinner guests say, “Oh wow, show me that label.” This selection of Top of the line Californian Syrah will surely be the best compliment to your Holiday fare!

Red • CA

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Betz Clos De Betz $51.99

With Merlot as the dominant variety in this blend, the color isn’t as inky black as the Pere de Famille, but the Clos de Betz still shows the dense color saturation from core to edge of the glass. Then the aroma takes center stage, with pure, vibrant black cherries, camphor, cocoa and a slight kirsch essence. Its foundation is a classic, complex expression of Washington Merlot, but since 40% of the blend is made from Petite Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the aroma takes on additional dimension of anise, rose petal and baking spice. It enters very supple and plush, with a jolt of black cherry and red berries that stays true to the aroma. Dried herbs, chocolate and a touch of smoky oak play supporting roles. The finish points dances with a robert combination of parker refined tannin and vibrant fruit, points the signs of a wine successful future spectator in the cellar.

Soter Brut Rose 2009 $66.99

The wine itself is a luminescent, pale pink color in the glass and a sparkles with a mesmerizingly fine bead. It entices with a spicy, blossom-laden complexity on the nose. Delicate flavors of honey, suggestions of ginger, vanilla, and crème brulée overlay subtler notes of ripe cranberries and strawberries.

Sparkling Rose • WA

94

93 points iwc

100% estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon from the Mount Veeder appellation of Napa Valley. This wine has a deep purple color, expressive aromas, and complex flavors; all indicative of its Mount Veeder origins. Scents of truffle, vanilla, cedar, manzanita, and blackberry will intrigue the senses. On the palate, there is luxurious mouth filling fruit, good tannic grip, and delicious texture. A voluptuous and well-structured wine that is attractive now and should easily age well over the next ten years. Only 550 cases produced.

Red • CA

93

Red • WA

2008 Godspeed Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon $37.99

90

points cellar tracker

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The Sum Red Blend 2010 $18.99 A hedonist’s dream, come true… This killer blend is definitely greater than the sum of its parts. Pumped up with lush, dark Petite Sirah and Syrah, The Sum is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and is dense and plum colored with sweet exotic aromas of barbeque smoke, cloves, espresso, licorice and graphite.

Red • CA

Fidelity Crazy Creek Estate Red Blend 2010 $9.99

An amazing value this Meritage-style blend of 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon is lush and distinctive with supple cherry, berry and dark chocolate flavors. A true gift to California wine lovers from winemaker Nick Goldschmidt, it’s a wine that could easily cost two to three times its modest price.

Red • CA

Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon $18.99

Bold aromas rise out of the glass, recalling blackberries and black cherry cola supported by hints of spicy cloves. A rich texture on the palate supported by supple tannins make this wine a perfect combination of finesse and power. Fine grained tannins on the finish give this Cabernet Sauvignon a dryness that nicely complements its broad mouthfeel and lush flavors.

Red • CA

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First Press Cabernet Sauvignon $14.99

Elegance. Structure. Balance. These are the elements of the extraordinary. You find them in the soaring work of architecture, the perfect line of poetry, the ballerina’s graceful leap, and in the exquisitely crafted Napa Valley wines of First Press Wine Cellars. Firm structure and rich layers in perfect balance, this wine offers aromas of blackberries, cassis and mocha with the distinctive flavors of black cherries, fig and dark chocolate. Pair it with grilled and roasted meats, rich pasta dishes and your favorite cheese varieties.

Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon $35.99

From high in the hills above St. Helena this 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Priest Ranch is a dark, brooding beauty. Black currants, cassis, melted road tar and mocha all flesh out in this gorgeous, brooding wine. surprisingly accessible at this stage. Violets and sweet spices add lift on the polished finish. 88%Cabernet, 7% Petite Verdot, 5% Merlot.

Red • CA

Red • CA

94

points wine advocate

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La Merika Cabernet Sauvignon $10.99

On the nose, this wine exhibits aromas of black cherries and brown spices. on the palate, flavors of blackberries and cocoa mingle nicely for a generous finish. Enjoy with bison ribeye, porcini crusted pork chops and comte cheese.

Red • CA


Pine Ridge Vineyards “Dijon Clones” Chardonnay 2011 $41.99

Pine Ridge was one of the first wineries to pair French Dijon clones with the cool Carneros terroir. The Dijon Clones Chardonnay sings from the glass with aromas of fresh yellow apple, crisp white peach and lemon crème brûlée that mingle with soft impressions of ground nutmeg spice and subtle citrus blossom.

Red • CA

Seghesio Zinfandel 2011 $16.99 Seghesio has stayed true to their Italian heritage and have made some of the very best wines from Italian grape varieties in California, and Zinfandel is king among them. (The Italians call it Primitivo) “An excellent wine from a challenging vintage, with black cherry and spice aromas opening to rich wild berry, mineral and toasty sage flavors that wrap around a concentrated core of acidity and tannins” – Wine Spectator

Levendi Symphonia Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 $33.99

This limited production Levendi Cabernet Sauvignon entices with the sweet, toast nose reminiscent of cherry pie a la mode richly balanced with blueberry and vanilla flavors that crescendo in a nice finish. 700 cases produced.

Red • CA

Red • CA

92

points wine spectator

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Cade Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon $69.99

With rougher and wilder edges smoothed out from previous vintages what is left are layers of expressive dark fruit, licorice, mint and new leather. This deep and powerful Cabernet has a deep ruby color partnered with musky aromas of black fruits, espresso and cocoa. The finish is fat and long with those harmonious melting tannins that we Cab guys all love. 96% Cabernet and 4% Merlot.

Red • CA

Est 1975 Cabernet $18.99

This wine is super delicious, and at this price, it’s a Cab lover’s dream! This wine is dense and tremendously focused, with a wonderful nose and palate of cedar, blueberry, saddle leather, and white pepper. Meticulous winemaking, and a complete attention to detail has produced a wine of tremendous presense and complexity that must be tasted to be believed!

Red • CA

93

points wine spectator

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Cryptic Red Blend 2010 $14.99

We refer to it as a baby Prisoner. A blend of Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each grape varietal adds a unique characteristic to the blend. The Zinfandel component is brimming with brambly, intense red berry flavors. Inky, intense Petite Sirah provides depth and color and concentration, while elegantly structured, silky Cabernet Sauvignon adds polish and complexity.

Red • CA


Antica Townsend Vineyard 08 $68.99

The 2008 Townsend Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon represents the pinnacle wine of the estate. Deep and vivid aromas of sweet blackberries and cassis mingle with minerality, earth, spice, and tobacco. Flavors are multilayered and intense with a solid core of fruit. Tannins are sweet, firm, and well-integrated, creating a full-bodied and elegant wine.

Red • CA

L’Aventure Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 10 $68.99

An absolutely gorgeous wine with extreme elegance and softness. Great spicy nose, superb, plush structure with dark fruit aromatics. A real treat!

Red • CA

The Count Buena Vista $15.99

The winery’s colorful founder, The Count of Buena Vista, pioneered premium winemaking in California. A tireless and passionate devotee of California wine, The Count imported hundreds of premium vines from Europe, dug Sonoma’s first wine caves, introduced innovative viticulture techniques, and wrote the first treatise on California wine.The Count Red is a balanced and structured wine that exudes seductive red fruit aromas that lead to a pleasing palate of red currant, blackberry jam and just a hint of dark chocolate.

Red • CA

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2006 Godspeed Vineyards “Trinity” Napa Valley Red Blend $33.99 This is an “old world meets new world style” triumph from Godspeed Vineyards. With their renowned Mount Veeder estate Cabernet Sauvignon as its core (42%), Godspeed’s inclusion of Malbec (25%) and Syrah (33%) simultaneously raises this wine’s power and elegance. Trinity opens with a profuse nose that foreshadows the wine’s flavors of red fruit, black cherry, roasted coffee, and black pepper. An elegant and unique mouth filling mountain blend that pairs beautifully with any meat menu item. Only 600 cases produced.

Tuck Beckstoffer “Hogwash” Rose 2012, California $12.99

From the famous winemaker and grapegrower, Tuck Beckstoffer, Hogwash is a delicate rosé much like the provençale variety with its light color and floral aromas. It bursts with lively melon and peach flavors, balanced with notes of hibiscus and cut hay.

Rose • CA

Red • CA

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First Press Chardonnay $12.99

Elegance is the word that best describes this bright, refreshing Chardonnay made from Napa Valley fruit. With aromas of lemon, ripe pear and honeydew, the crisp acidity of this classically structured Chardonnay complements its abundant flavors of yellow apple and citrus, tempered by the mellow notes of American oak. Perfect as an accompaniment to poultry, seafood, salads, fruit and cheese.

White • CA


2010 Godspeed Vineyards Chardonnay $21.99

Imagine if a very classic Napa Chardonnay was made with the soul of a fine white Burgundy from France. It would be this excellent Chardonnay from the Mount Veeder estates of Godspeed Vineyards. This wine’s Burgundian soul starts with select grapes, carefully crushed, and barrel fermented with no malolactic fermentation. This retains the Chardonnay’s focused and crisp fruit flavors. The wine then builds its lovely body with 11 months of aging in 80% neutral and 20% new French oak barrels. The final result: an elegant nose and palate of tropical pineapple, lemon curd, and hints of honeysuckle and hazelnut. Subtle oak aromas, moderate alcohol, and a clean lime peel finish make this a balanced and perfect Chardonnay for all occasions.

White • CA

Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2011 $26.99

The wine shows the crystalline citrus fruit and freshness so quintessential to this neighborhood. In the nose, it leads with lemon curd, buttercream and a touch of tangerine—fantastic concentration and focus. The finish combines fresh citrus, sweet buttercream, bright acidity and a cleansing minerality that leaves you wanting more.

White • CA

Chamisal “Stainless” Chardonnay 2012 $10.99

This Chardonnay is proof that “unoaked” doesn’t mean “un-interesting”! 2012 was a classic vintage in Northern California, and the wine boasts an aromatic mix of lush tropical fruits and ripe red delicious apples, paired with hints of springtime flowers and a clean minerality. The bottom line is that this is a fantastic, foodfriendly Chardonnay, and at this price, a fabulous value!

White • CA

90

points wine spectator

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Chateau Vrai Caillou Bordeaux Superieur 2010 $14.99 55% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc. Intense, concentrated black fruit and high quality oak. Stylish and sophisticated, with real depth. Young, but seriously impressive for this level and price. This is a great value Bordeaux with beautiful expression.

French • FR

Chateau du Juge Bordeaux, France 2011 $12.99

60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. A solid, fruity wine supported by ripe tannins. The wine has a good sense of its rich self, a fine presence of ripe plum fruit flavors and a warm texture. There is a fine juicy aftertaste. A perfect balance of fruit and earth for the old world and new world consumers.

French • FR

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Chateau Lion Beaulieu Reserve Bordeaux Rouge 2011 $16.99

A blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. A great well-rounded and unctuous red form Bordeaux. “Anything from the Despagne family performs way, way above its official pedigree.” Robert Parker

French • FR


2010 Domaine du Prieurè Savigny-lès-Beaune Chardonnay $23.99

A rare and delicious Chardonnay from Savignylès-Beaune; a Burgundy region renown for its elegant Pinot Noir. This wine opens with aromas that suggest orchard flower and fruit, and hints of exotic spice market. On the palate, round and well-concentrated flavors are balanced by a gently racy finish. Fans of great white wines from Burgundy will truly love this.

2010 Domaine du Prieurè Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er “Les Lavières” $32.99 An aromatically elegant Pinot Noir with a layered nose of earth-infused wild red berry fruit aromas that are liberally laced with both earth and mineral nuances. There is lovely detail to the vibrant middle weight red fruit flavors that are lifted up once again by subtle minerality and earthiness.

French • FR

Fortant de France Chardonnay 2012 $11.99

Grown on the Meditareanian Coast, this wine gets its beautiful expression from the maritime climate in which the vineyards are situated. Partially aged in French oak keeps this wine fresh while 3 months of sur lee aging adds a nice rich texture. A great every day Chardonnay.

French • FR

French • FR

91

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Fortant de France Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 $11.99 These wines are sourced from selected vineyards located in the coastal valleys around Sète. This wine is deep purplish red in colour and features an intense nose with notes of blueberry and violet. Round and delectable on the palate with lovely flavours of freshly picked black fruit. A classy and expressive value Cabernet Sauvignon.

Produttori del Barbaresco 2008 $34.99

Scent of spices, pepper and black cherries. Powerful, firm and yet very elegant and silky. Pairs well with egg pastas, risottos, white meats, poultry, red meats, game, venison and aged cheeses.

Italian • IT

Valentini Enrico IV Etna Bianco $15.99

Made of Carricante grown on very high volcanic soil based vineyards which gives a distinctive volcanic minerality to this wine. The aromatics lean towards grapefruit and mint and there is a richness mid palate that is almost Riesling like. Remarkably fresh and mineral for a Sicilian white.

Italian • IT

French • FR

92

points wine spectator

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Selvapiana Bucerchiale Chianti Rufina 2009 $29.99

“The 2009 Chianti Rufina opens with a burst of red fruit. It is an intensely perfumed, seductive wine loaded with personality. Sweet, silky tannins frame the exquisite finish. This is another drop-dead gorgeous wine from Selvapiana.” - Wine Advocate

Italian • IT

Zenato Lugana di San Benedetto 2011 $12.99

Pale lemon-green in color, San Benedetto Lugana offers delicately appealing notes of peach, citrus, banana and herbs, which are beautifully accompanied by a crisp acidity and supple body on the palate. This wine matches a wide choice of food pairings with ease, making it a perfect by-theglass choice.

Italian • IT

Maculan Pino & Toi $10.99

“Pino” for the 25% Pinot Bianco and 15% Pinot Grigio, and “Toi” for the 60%. Tai as it is now referred to in Veneto (formerly Tocai Friulano). Pale lemongreen in color, Pino & Toi is intensely perfumed with floral and fruity aromas. Dry and zesty on the palate, this wine has a well-rounded structure and flavorful, long finish. Recommended as an aperitif, or with antipasti, pasta with shellfish, vegetable risotto and grilled white meats.

White • IT

95

points stephen tanzer

89 points robert parker

89

points wine enthusiast

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Meletti Cioccolato Liqueur $24.99 This delicious chocolate liqueur is rich, creamy, and tastes like pudding! Enjoy Meletti Cioccolato warm, over ice, or drizzled on your favorite dessert.

Liqueur • IT CHOCOLATE BOURBON “CAKE” 3 oz. Meletti Cioccolato 1 oz. Bourbon 1 oz. Meletti Amaro

Mix Cioccolato, Bourbon and Amaro over ice; shake well and pour into a martini glass rimmed with a sugar and cocoa powder blend. Garnish with candied orange peel.

Charles Heidsieck Brut 2000 $84.99

The blend incarnates the tipicity of the year of harvest. During the maturation in the chalk cellars, the wines acquire the exceptional aromatic finesse which is so prized by connoisseurs. They are mature wines, structured and generous.

Pol Roger Brut $51.99

The Brut Non Vintage is a pale gold with a very fine bead; flowery, delicately toasty aroma with fruit and complexity; creamy, beautifully balanced with a dry, harmonious finish.

Sparkling • FR

Sparkling • FR

94

points wine spectator

90 points robert parker

92

points wine spectator

91

points wine enthusiast

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Tessellae “Old Vines” Côtes du Roussillon 2011 $14.99

It boasts an expansive, intense, complex bouquet of garrigue, strawberries and black cherries intermixed with a hint of spring flowers, a velvety texture and a voluptuous mouthfeel. This beautiful, soft, round, seductive red should drink well for 4-5 years.

French • FR

Bodegas Nekeas “El Chaparral” Old Vines Garnacha 2011 $12.99

From the Bodegas Nekeas vineyards planted between 1890 and 1930, the El Chaparral Old Vines is always my favorite wine from this producer. This wine is made from 100% Grenache, or Garnacha, as the winery calls it. The 2011 possesses the classic notes of licorice, black raspberries and black cherry liqueur in a full-bodied, sexy, pure and ripe style. This is another amazing value from this winery, which any consumer attempting to maximize their purchase power should know by name. A spicy, elegant yet playful wine.

Creta Roble Ribera del Duero 2010 $15.99

Ripe blackcurrant and boysenberry on the nose, with bright spice and floral accents. Fleshy and sweet, with supple dark berry preserve and violet pastille flavors, velvety texture and bright mineral lift. Finishes with spicy length, soft tannins and lingering florality. This fruit-driven wine goes great with lamb and other savory preparations of game.

Spanish • SP

Spanish • SP

93 points robert parker

90 points robert parker

90

points wine advocate

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Castaño “Hecula” Monastrell 2010 $12.99

Smoky, spice-accented aromas of cherry, cassis and anise, with a subtle mineral quality. Deep dark fruit flavors and showing a creamy texture. Sweet and penetrating on a youthfully tannic finish with distinct licorice and cherry notes. Great with slightly spicy meats and perfect with BBQ or grilled meats.

Spanish • SP

Bodegas Teso La Monja “Victorino” Tempranillo Toro 2007 $43.99

The 2007 Victorino was sourced from 45-year-old vines and aged in new French oak for 18 months. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it is big, structured, and beautifully concentrated. Bodegas Teso La Monja is the Eguren family’s new project in Toro featuring a state of the art winery and old vines of Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo). Big and powerful this wine will appeal to all of you Cabernet lovers.

Spanish • SP

Bodegas Jorge Ordonez “Nisia” old vines Verdejo 2011 $13.99

The 2011 Nisia is made from 100% old vine Verdejo (the youngest vines were planted in 1942). The wine is aged sur-lie, and fermented in both stainless steel and large format French oak. Notions of caramelized white citrus and tropical fruit blossoms along with a naked, natural texture as well as finish make for a terrific dry white with loads of personality and complexity. This beauty sells for an absurdly low price.

Spanish • SP

92+ points wine advocate

90 points iwc

92+ points stephen tanzer

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91 points robert parker


Mas Doix “Costers de Vinyes Velles” 2008 $105.99

Izadi Reserva Rioja 07 $18.99

50% Carignan, 48% Garnacha, 2% Merlot The 2008 DOIX Costers Vinyes Velles reveals a deep purple color with outstanding aromatic complexity. Notes of liquid minerality, licorice, lavender, Asian spices, and black cherry lead to a supple, savory effort loaded with spice and personality. There is a nicely concealed structure that will allow the wine to evolve for several years although it is approachable now. It will be best from 2015 to 2028.

Spanish • SP

A modern style Reserva, with deep, comlex flavors and aromas. The complex aromas have hints of red berries and smokiness from the fine wood. This wine is flavorful and velvety in the mouth, well structured and a has a long, elegant finish.

Spanish • SP

Pale gold in color, this Cava has aromas of mature white peach, toasted bread and green tea with hints of lemon citrus and apricots. Equally rich and broad on the palate, these flavors continue to unfold on the palate. Its fresh profile makes it a perfect match for paté, seafood, tapas, paellas, grilled poultry or cured meats.

Sparkling • SP

95

points wine advocate

90 points iwc

Juve y Camps Reserva de la Familia 2008 $16.99

89

points wine advocate

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Mas d’en Compte “Black Slate Porrera” 2010 $23.99 60% Garnacha, 40% Cariñena Sweet raspberry and black cherry fruit notes intermixed with notions of crushed rocks, spring flowers and a slate-like component are broad, savory, impressively pure, dense and full.

Spanish • SP

90

points wine advocate

Bodegas Triton Mencia 2011 $14.99

Quinta do Noval Black NV $19.99

Spanish • SP

A well structured dry red Spanich table wine (initially fermented in stainless steel and then put through malo and aged for nine months in older French oak): Bright violet color. Pungent dark berry and mineral scents show a lively character. Firm and juicy, offering concentrated blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of allspice.

90

points stephen tanzer

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‘Black’ is a new blend produced from classic varieties that do not make it into the Quinta do Noval vintage. There are ripe blackberries, tar, smoke and orange liqueur on the nose that takes time to open. The palate is medium-bodied, very sleek on the entry, fleshy black fruits, sloe, spice and just a hint of white pepper, leading to a very focused finish.

Dessert Wine • PO

90

points wine advocate


Hermanos Cabernet/ Malbec $13.99

Mendel Malbec $19.99

Along with seductive flavors of black cherries and mineral notes, this powerful wine has intriguing black tannins with notes of coal. Those tannins build a vast structure capable of carrying the wine’s weight.

Bright ruby-red. Intriguing aromas of spices, gunflint, chocolate and meat. Intensely flavored and supple, with an edge of acidity giving balance and a juicy quality to the sweet back end. A suave wine for the price.

Argentinean • AR

Argentinean • AR

Yalumba Vermentino $12.99

The Yalumba Y Series Vermentino 2011 has prominent aromas of jasmine and white nectarine, complemented by lashes of cumquat and sandalwood. The palate is fleshy and almost salty with grapefruit acidity and a textured finish, making this a very refreshing wine. Excellent with fish stew, calamari, and simply prepared white fish.

Australian • AU

92 points

TOP 100 Values of the Year wine& spirit 2012

91

points wine advocate

87

points wine spectator

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Talisker 18yr 45.8% abv $129.99

A sophisticated and refined Talisker while still being true to the whisky from the Isle of Skye. You still get smoke, seaweed, iodine, tar, and toffee on the palate. Talisker will always be one of our favorite distilleries.

Single Malt Scotch

Oban 18yr Limited Edition 43% abv $87.99

Coming from one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, this Western Highlands whisky does get some influence from the neighboring islands. Hit with delicate smoke, salt, toffee, honey and pepper. The extra 4 years in American Oak gives it a more balanced and developed flavor.

Single Malt Scotch

93

points whiskey advocate

91

points whiskey advocate

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Ardbeg Exploration Pack $65.99

For all you Ardbeg lovers, this is the set for you. Not only does it feature the classic 10yr, it also includes the Corryvreckan and Uigeadail in 50ml. This is a perfect way to sample and compare these great samples of Ardbeg. What a great gift for the holidays.

Single Malt Scotch


Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition 1996 43% abv $69.99

It’s amazing how Scotland’s highest and most remote distillery can produce such a delicate whisky. This is a great combination of heather and peat being harmonious. Finished in Oloroso sherry-casks, this brings a rich vanilla, spicedfruit, with a dry finish.

Single Malt Scotch

Glenfiddich 21yr Gran Reserva 40% abv $179.99

It’s finally here! Finished in Caribbean rum casks, this dram screams out chocolate orange, toffee, honey, vanilla, brown sugar pepper and spice. Grab one today before its all gone.

Single Malt Scotch

Talisker Storm 45.8% abv $67.99

Released earlier this year, the sweet warmth and briny, peppery finish that symbolizes Talisker is taken to a new level with its profound maritime character being intensified. All the lovers of the Talisker 10yr will fall in love the more smoke, more spices, and bigger flavor explosion.

Single Malt Scotch

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Laphroaig 18yr 48% abv Non-Chill Filtered $124.99 The extra maturation has definitely smoothed out this Laphroaig. Rich, creamy, with subtle brine, smoke, seaweed, anise, ginger, and citrus are on the palate. Although the 15yr will be missed, I think this is a great replacement.

Single Malt Scotch

Old Pulteney 21yr 46% abv $139.99

The Highlands most northern distillery, is matured in both American ex-bourbon and ex-Fino sherry casks. Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2012 World Whisky of the Year. Enough said.

Single Malt Scotch

90

points whiskey advocate

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Glenkinchie Distillers Edition 1999 43% abv $67.99

The perfect aperitif for any occasion, this is a must for all scotch collectors. Finished in Amontillado cask-wood, this whisky produces a fragrant and balanced style that is both sweet and dry.

Single Malt Scotch


Bruichladdich The Laddie Sixteen 46% abv Non-Chill Filtered $99.99

This classic 16-year old has been matured in vanillarich casks coopered from American White Oak that came from the Ozark Mountains in Missouri. This unpeated Islay whisky is fresh, pure and elegant. One of our favorites.

Single Malt Scotch

Oban The Distillers Edition 1997 43% abv $91.99

This definitely brings another demention of flavor to this classic single malt. It takes the Oban and finishes it in Montilla Fino sherry barrels that were picked by their Master Distiller. The result is classic Oban with its gentle sweetness, rich flavors, and coastal nuances that is enhanced by the double maturation.

Single Malt Scotch

Laphroaig Triple Wood 48% abv Non-Chill Filtered $110.99

This Laphroaig brings 3 different types of barrel and traditions: Ex-Bourbon, Quarter Casks, and Large European Oak which used to age Oloroso Sherry. The result is the perfect marriage of peat smoke, oak and subtle sweetness.

Single Malt Scotch

94

points whiskey advocate

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CIGARS @ FUJIOKA’S 1 Jaime Garcia Lancero Hawaii Edition $7.99

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2 Don Pepin 10th Anniversary $23.99 3 Tatuaje 10th Anniversary Belle Encre $10.79 4 Tatuaje 10th Anniversary Bon Chasseur $10.79

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Narrow down to a varietal

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Pick a year

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Stop by Fuijoka’s Wine Times

Because soil conditions significantly affect the taste of grapes, a wine’s country of origin is critical to its flavor. Learn more about wine via one of our wine tasting classes.

Varietal is one of those wine words that confuses and intimidates. Don’t let it. The word describes a wine made from a single grape variety, and the varietal tells you a lot about what’s in the bottle.

Contrary to popular belief, age isn’t everything when it comes to choosing a wine. While some bottles improve with age, not all do. In fact, most of the commercially available wines you buy may even worsen if you cellar them for too long.

5 Steps: How to Choose Wine

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Pick a region

When pairing wines with food, you don’t need to drill down to the level of the fine nuances to make an informed choice. All you need are a few simple pairing rules. Come by Fujioka’s Wine TIMES, we’ll fill you in with the details.

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Know what you’re eating

Fujioka’s carries fine wines that deliver extraordinary quality at an outstanding value. Our staff of wine specialists will help you find the best selections at any budget for a wonderful wine experience.

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Fujioka's Wine Times •  Holiday Catalog 2013