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    Once upon a time in California, a semi-retired restauranteur and a semi-retired winery owner decided to start a new wine label for the purposes of making a high-quality wine for the masses. The restaurant man was Todd Williams (AKA Dr. Toad) and the winery man was Rodney Strong. The third pillar in the wine venture was Frankie (Francine), Todd’s wife.

I’ve never met anyone quite like Todd and it is said that he never met a stranger. Indeed, it was as if when I met him, even for the first time, I was meeting an old friend and should prepare to have a good old time. Having his own label was a dream come true and he made the most of it.

Sadly, both Todd and Rod have left us but Frankie operates the business with the same ideals of great fruit and conscientious winemaking to maintain Toad Hollow’s reputation as a champion of value and quality. I want to thank Frankie, Todd and Mr. Strong for the great work they’ve done and the wonderful wines to come! You should try them, maybe sip some with snacks while you watch the big award ceremony this Sunday.

-Bill the Wine Guy

 


 

Toad Hollow Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Award
The wine has bold aromas of ripe black cherries and black plums. Enticing barrel qualities of cola and spice complement the fruit aromas. On the palate, the wine shows layers of deeply extracted fruit flavors. Rich and full-bodied, this Cabernet drinks well now and will soften and develop with age.
Regular Price $15.99
Rewards Price $12.96 750ml
Prices good thru March 23rd, 2017

 


 

 

Toad Hollow Sonoma Merlot 2015
Award Enticing aromas of bright red fruit and a touch of spice begs the first sip. Bright cranberry and red currant flavors are wrapped in layers of toasty oak and savory spices to create a blissful mouthfeel. A nice balance of fruit and acid come to a rounded finish.
Regular Price $15.99
Rewards Price $12.96 750ml
Prices good thru March 23rd, 2017

 


 

 

Toad Hollow Mendocino County Chardonnay Francine’s Selection
Award This Chardonnay is clean and crisp with flavors of mango and melon. Slow malolactic fermentation with a tie on the lees helps to create a full, rich mouth-feel that perfectly balances the bright acids and stainless steel aging. We love the depth in this 100% unoaked Chardonnay and the lower residual sugar adds to its complexity.
Regular Price $15.99
Rewards Price $12.96 750ml
Prices good thru March 23rd, 2017

 

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