Get to know our Wine Specialist, Bob!

Our wine specialist, Bob Van Hoy, has been collecting wine since 1988. He actually possesses a large wine vault where he keeps his fine collection! Bob has always had an interest in wine. He previously worked at a winery and understands the value of great wine.

Recently Bob has been changing a lot of things in our wine department. According to Bob he wants to bring in more quality and value wine labels to the store. He wants our customers to have access to higher end wines without having to travel far and wide.

“I want people in the neighborhood to come in to Delucchi’s and be able to get quality wine, but the bottom line is what the customers want!” – Bob V.

Do you need a wine recommendation? Just ask Bob! He loves recommending wines for Birthdays, anniversaries, meals, company presents, and so on. He will even tell you what meals go best with wine varieties. Come on in, talk to Bob, let him know your wine budget, your taste, and what event or occasion you’re shopping for and he will gladly tell you what wine will best suit your needs!

 

Here are some new wine varieties to try:

Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon

Highly allocated wine that needs to be pre-orderd is available at Delucchi’s!

Nestled on a gently sloping knoll on the north edge of Yountville, Ghost Block vineyard is named in honor of the historic Pioneer Cemetery for which it borders. The vineyard is 16 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon. The continued development and focused farming in the vineyard has led to great vine balance and even ripening, resulting in excellent grapes to work with. As the vineyard matures the Ghost Block profile should continue to evolve.

 

Ink Wine Co. 2016 Blended Red Wine 

It breaks tradition and delivers a competitively priced wine that stands out on the shelf. It is an artistic and edgy expression that is meant to be shared… but is not afraid to stand alone.Red Blend. Full bodied, with aromas of spice and blackberry. Flavors of toasty oak, cherry, and raspberry with lingering tannins, balanced and smooth. Black Ink Red Blend pairs well with hamburgers, roasted chicken with vegetables, or whatever you like. No rules.

Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon 

Freemark Abbey’s essence is steadfast, decidedly not trendy. Through their unwavering commitment and pedigreed approach to winemaking, they’ve earned the reputation of consistently elegant, classically structured, refined wines. Their Cabernet Sauvignon is mixed with aromas of dark cherry, ripe Santa Rosa plum and black currant are integrated with the spicy sweetness of oak, cedar, cinnamon and clove.

 

Tolosa 2015 Pinot Noir Edna Valley 

The blend of five different clones of Pinot Noir from five separate blocks of our Edna Ranch estate vineyard combine to create a refined and balanced Pinot Noir. With each vintage, the blends change creating a unique wine with exceptional depth and complexity. This wine was aged for 11 months in French oak barrels with approximately 30% of them being new.

Deep red cherry color that welcomes the senses with aromas of red raspberry, cherry cola, tobacco, and dried eucalyptus leaves along with notes of mint and cinnamon. Inviting flavors of black plum, red currant and dried red cherry layered over notes of forest floor, grilled meats and white pepper on the finish. This wine features a rich mouthfeel along with balanced acidity and a refined tannin structure that lingers on the finish.

 

More NEW wine:

  • Kathryn Kennedy wines – Local

  • Stu Pedasso Cellars – Local

  • Underwood Pinot Noir

  • Ancient Peaks from Paso Robles

  • Tolosa

  • Alpha Omega at the winery (regular price is $44 and at Delucchi’s it’s $27.99)

  • Fort Ross winery

  • Amavi Syrah

  • E16

  • J. McClelland

Coming Soon to our Wine Department:

We will be selling splits/half bottles of wine!