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  • 2007 Storybook Mountain Vineyards 'Antaeus' Zinfandel Blend

    Operative's Choice:  Agent Red's Top Selection Mission Codename: The Son of Water and Earth Operative: Agent Red Objective: Send Agent Red to infiltrate Storybook Mountain Vineyards on the slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains at the northern reaches of the Napa Valley. His mission: to return wi...
  • 2003 Benessere Vineyards Phenomenon Red Blend

    Operative's Choice: Top Library Raid Mission Codename: The Independent Operative: Agent Red Objective: Re-infiltrate Benessere Vineyards’ secret library. This time, secure an exclusive allocation of their library 2003 Phenomenon, the winery’s flagship wine, for our deserving Operative...
  • 2007 Swanson Vineyards Oakville Merlot

    Operative's Choice: Top Merlot Mission Codename: Crowning Glory Operative: Agent Red Objective: Return to Swanson Vineyards and secure the next vintage their famed single vineyard Oakville Merlot, a Wine Spies Operative favorite! Mission Status: Accomplished! Current Winery: Swanson Vineyards ...
  • 2008 Peterson Winery "1-2-3 Cab" Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauv

    Operative's Choice: Top QPR Cabernet Sauvignon Mission Codename: 1, 2, 3, Let’s Go! Operative: Agent White Objective: Return to Peterson Winery and retrieve a Cab that is perfect for every day enjoyment. Mission Status: Accomplished! Current Winery: Peterson Winery Wine Subject: 2008 &ld...
  • 2008 Fritz Underground Winery Dry Creek Valley Estate Zinfandel

    Operative's Choice: Top Staff Selection of 2011 Mission Codename: Twenty gets you Forty Operative: Agent Red Objective: Revisit Fritz Underground Winery, an Operative favorite. This time, procure their Estate Zinfandel, the perfect Holiday wine. Mission Status: Accomplished! Current Winery...
  • 2007 Epiphany Cellars Santa Barbara County Petite Sirah

    Operative's Choice: Top Santa Barbara Selection Mission Codename: Is it wine – or food? Operative: Agent Red Objective: Respond to Operative requests (okay,demands) for another great wine from Epiphany Mission Status: Accomplished! Current Winery: Epiphany Cellars Wine Subject: 2007 Peti...
  • 2006 von Strasser Winery Post Cabernet Sauvignon

    Operative's Choice:  The Wine Spies Winemaker of the Year Mission Codename: Postgraduate Operative: Agent Red Objective: Return to von Strasser to procure their Post Vineyard Cabernet, von Strasser’s first-ever 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Diamond District Cabernet Sauvignon that emb...
  • 2007 Ravenswood Winery Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel

    Operative's Choice:  Agent Blush's Top Selection Mission Codename: The Power of Concentration Operative: Agent Red Objective: Return to Ottimino, a smash hit with our Zinfandel-loving Operatives. This time around, infiltrate their private library – and secure a stash of their best libr...
  • 2007 Maloy O'Neill Vineyards Enzo Super-Tuscan

    Operative's Choice: Top Paso Robles Selection Mission Codename: The Major Leaguer Operative: Agent Red Objective: Return to Maloy O’Neill, in Paso Robles, where Shannon O’Neill’s 2007 Enzo is now ready to enjoy. Procure as many cases as possible for our thirsty Operatives &ndash...
  • 2007 Random Ridge Cabernet Franc

    Operative’s Choice: Top Cab Franc Mission Codename: True Religion Operative: Agent Red Objective: Return to Random Ridge Winery, high atop Mt. Veeder, in California’s Napa Valley. Raid their wine cave and be the first to procure their astounding 2007 Cabernet Franc. Mission Status:...