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Today's Specials

Zen Day #6 Drink Card

Get 10 glasses of Koi Zen Wine for Only $60

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Anniversary Special

1 Bottle each of Sparkling Rose, Chardonnay & Petite Sirah

33% Off Regular Price – Just $58 (no brainer for the holiday)

White Wines

Sonoma County 14%

Silver Medal Winner 2020 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition

Named ‘Inspired Hope’ to remind us brighter days are ahead just like this bright, light wine with hints of wild honeysuckle and fresh picked lemons and apples. Goes down easy on a warm day.

 

“New Beginning”

Santa Maria Valley 14.8%

Silver Medal Winner 2020 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition

As you enjoy this wine, think about what kind of ‘New Beginning’ you would like to create. What are your aspirations & dreams? What is motivating you on and what is holding you back? Each year the vine buds and produces a new crop of fruit. We all build a new future. We hope you find your new passion and realize your dreams.

 

Santa Maria Valley 15%

A non-oaked Chablis style wine fermented in stainless steel giving us an ideal dry white wine that is perfect with food. It is light on the palate with notes of flint, mineral and a lean crisp tingly finish. The high acidity cleanses the palate and easily pairs well with light white dishes such as chicken and fish.

Only 2-3 barrels are produced from each 100+ year-old oak tree. By placing a small oak stick into each bottle opposed to aging the wine in barrels, we can reduce the amount of oak we use by 98%!

Our Chardonnay is light on the palate with notes of flint, mineral, oak and a smooth finish. The oak staves add a richness, mid-palate fullness and overall silkiness. This bottle contains a toasted Oak stick. Do not Eat.

2017 California Dessert wine  with its sweet honeysuckle flavors is perfect with cheese cake or soak fresh berries in a little of the wine and serve over vanilla ice cream. YUM!

Rosé Wines

Santa Maria Valley 15%

Invention always follow need – and I needed to get the Chardonnay out of a stainless steel tank – why not store it in freshly emptied red wine barrels and let it age on the sediment for 4 month prior to bottling.

The wine has a copper color and full mouth feel and is definitely a crowd pleaser.

Only 24 cases produced and it is almost gone!

Sonoma County 14.8%

Hints of cherry, strawberry, raspberry, blood orange and a touch of vanilla. Perfect wine for warm summer days and cool summer evenings. Medium bodied, festive and bright with bursts of fresh fruit that finishes clean on the palate. Pairs well with salads, light cheeses, bread and most importantly, friends.

This  elegant sparkling is off-dry with a kiss of sweet and notes of hibiscus flower, white peach, and ripe apricots. This elegant festive wine pairs with celebrations and best friends.  Serve chilled in a fluted glass.

Red Wines

Dry Creek Valley 13.8%

Our Pinot Noir is a collaborative project with the charity “Wine into Wings” whose mission is to provide free medical air transport to those in need. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of 200 cases will go directly to this cause. The wine is fresh, bright and light on the palate with hints of red fruit, strawberry, raspberry and a touch of spice. The finish is long, smooth and  velvety.

Santa Ynez Valley 14.5%

A great bright fun wine with an electric purple rim and lots of notes of strawberries, raspberries, red current and cranberries and a slight touch of earth. This full body wine has a great lingering finish with moderate tannins and solid acids keep you interested. Ready to drink now, but aging will add complexity and soften the acids.

Silver Medal Winner 2020 Sunset Magazine International Wine competition

Paso Robles 15.5%

This full-bodied wine is clean, bright and elegant
with deep rich hues and great legs. The nose is inviting and opens with flavors of exotic spices, blackberry, black cherry, blueberry, acai and hints of clove and anise. The wine is light on the palate with integrated smooth tannins and bright acidity that finishes clean. This wine loves food and pairs well with grilled meats, rich sauces and savory spices.

Paso Robles 15%

Silver Medal Winner 2020 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition

This intriguing wine is very deep and dark purple. The nose is rich with hints of black tea, dusty violets, iris, and a basket of ripe berries. The first sip opens with a bright flavorful punch of dark chocolate, berries and baking spices. The wine pairs well with cured meats, strong marinades and smoked, or strong cheeses.

Gold Medal Winner 2019 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition

A blend of 50% Merlot,12% Cab Franc & 38% Malbec

This full-bodied wine follows in the tradition of a left bank style wine. Soft on the palate with a finish that is bright and clean.  These 3 wines create plushness, complexity, and intrigue. The tannins build with every sip. It’s a great casual wine with a BBQ picnic or can stand on its own with a romantic steak dinner!

In the 4th variation of our Baby B Series, we are pleased to announce the release of the anticipated BB4. We blended 3 1/2 barrels of our Silver award-winning 2017 Malbec from Santa Ynez, 2 barrels of our multiple Gold awarded 2017 Cabernet Franc also from Santa Ynez, and 1/2 barrel of our Gold medal winning Mourvedre, from Paso Robles.

The Malbec provides a bright red acidity with notes of strawberries and raspberries and slight earth tones that helps round off the jalapeno and bell pepper notes of the Cab Franc. The Cab Franc provides a solid mid-palate with a punch of darker fruit tones and integrated tannin. The Mourvedre rounds off finish which is packed with rich earth tones, chocolate, baking spices, and long silky smooth solid finish. We produced 127 cases in total (which is not enough) of wine produced all from award-winning grapes. This release ends our 2017 bottling run (we do have one reserve barrel of our extremely popular 2017 Petite Sirah sold by the glass).

The BB4 will only improve over the next 3-5 years, so if you enjoy our wines, I suggest you stock up quickly before it is sold out.

 

5/5

Voted San Diego's Best Winery UT Readers Poll 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Tasting Kits to Go!

Mixed Tasting Kit $23 + shipping

Want to sample Koi Zen Cellars at home, or have delivered to a friend?
This kit contains 5 popular wines each in an individual bottle. Selection varies.
Includes
1 white wines,
1 rose wine,
and 3 red wines.
Equivalent to 2 glasses of wine (250-300ml total). Grab a bunch of kits and have your own virtual tasting party with friends.
Its also a unique way to stay connected to your corporate team, family, and friends. Ask us about adding our winemaker or sommeliers on a live Virtual to guide the tasting flight with your group.


Red Tasting Kit $23 + shipping

Enjoy 5 of Koi Zen Cellars award winning Red wines in the comfort of your own home.
Share with friends. Equivalent of 2 glass of wine (250-300ml total wine).

Includes a chocolate and breadsticks to cleanse your palate along with tasting notes from the winemaker.
Makes a great gift.

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Koi Zen Truffels Queen Bee

Chocolate Truffles Assorted Trio $11.99

Three 1 1/2 ounce chocolate truffles made by Queen Bee. They contain honey, are creamy, rich and melt in your mouth. Choose from our assortment of Dark on Dark, Classic Caramel, Dark Raspberry, Peanut Butter and White Chocolate.


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