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90 Acacia Vineyard 2014 Chardonnay, Carneros, Los Carneros ($25)

Smooth and bright with racy, juicy fruit; silky, balanced and showing hints of toasty oak; long and fresh, crisp and lifted.

91 Admirable Family Vineyards 2014 Blanc & Blanc, Santa Barbara ($50)

Aromatic and ripe, smooth and elegant, subtle and lush; long and balanced.

88 Agricola Punica 2015 Vermentino, Samas, Santadi, Sardinia, Italy ($20)

Bright aromatic, fresh and smooth, crisp and balanced, long.

88 Aia Vecchia 2015 Vermentino, Toscana, Italy ($12)

Smooth and spicy with bright, crisp fruit and lively style; fresh and juicy, long and balanced.

89 Alamos 2015 Chardonnay, Mendoza, Argentina ($13)

Smooth, fresh and stylish; lush and juicy, balanced and long; silky and ripe.

86 Albamar 2016 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley, Chile ($12)

Juicy, fresh and spicy with crisp herbal style; silky and balanced.

91 Albatross Ridge 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Carmel Valley ($55)

Smooth and fresh with juicy acidity and bright citrus and pear fruit; rich and balanced with depth and style; crisp and lively, long and lovely.

91 Alma Rosa 2015 Chardonnay, Santa Barbara ($19)

Smooth and silky with rich texture and juicy, fresh fruit; tangy and bright with tropical notes and a long, lively finish.

91 Alma Rosa 2014 Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills ($28)

Lush and juicy with smooth texture and silky style; tangy and fresh, elegant and balanced; fresh and charming.

91 Alta Colina 2014 Marsanne, Claudia Cuvée, Adelaida District Vineyard, Paso Robles ($35)

A handsome blend of definitive Rhône white varieties; smooth and lush with minerals and soft spice; elegant and rich, deep and long.
91 Alta Vista 2015 Torrontès, Estate, Salta, Argentina ($19)

Argentina’s signature white variety thrives in the extremely high vineyards of Salta; spicy, smooth and fresh with graceful style and a long, aromatic finish: an exceptional and beautifully balanced version.

91 Altvs 2013 Chardonnay, Napa Valley ($40)

Smooth and fresh, juicy and balanced; ripe and tangy, lush and bright; long and rich.

90 Amavi Cellars 2015 Semillon, Walla Walla Valley ($24)

Smooth and juicy with clean, bright acidity and lively apple fruit; fresh, balanced and refined.

91 Amici Cellars 2014 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($25)

Ripe and juicy with tangy acidity and lively style; elegant, fresh and long.

90 Anaba 2013 Viognier, Landa Vineyard, Sonoma Valley ($28)

Creamy and bright with tangy acidity and lively aromatics; tangy and juicy with stylish flavors and a long finish.

91 Anaba 2015 Turbine White, Sonoma Valley ($32)

A blend of five Rhône white varieties; silky and smooth with fresh, juicy fruit with depth and balance; dry, lush and rich.

92 Anaba 2014 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($36)

Juicy, complex and tangy pear fruit; elegant with vanilla oak and bright acidity; generous, fresh and balanced with length and finesse.

90 Andis Wines 2015 Semillon, Bill Dillian Vineyard, Shenandoah Valley of California, Amador County ($20)

Smooth and juicy with tangy acidity and lush, earthy and elegant fruit; silky and bright with balance, finesse and length.

86 Apaltagua 2015 Chardonnay Reserva Unoaked, Casablanca Valley Estate, San Antonio Valley, Chile ($13)

Crisp and tangy with lively citrus and clean herbal notes; juicy and long.

88 Apothic 2015 Winemaker’s Blend, American ($16)

Spicy and aromatic; crisp and lifted with off-dry, juicy lime and apple fruit;

88 Argento 2015 Pinot Grigio, Uco Valley, Argentina ($13)

Smooth, ripe and juicy with lush, tangy fruit and a long, lively finish.

90 Argot 2013 Estate Chardonnay, Sonoma Mountain ($30)

savory

92 Arietta 2014 On The White Keys, ($65)

Smooth and minerally with bright acidity and lush flavors; tangy and juicy with breadth and balance; elegant and classic.

90 Astrolabe Winery 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Province, Marlborough, New Zealand ($23)

Juicy and spicy with gooseberry and racy acidity; smooth, balanced with feline notes; fresh and long.

88 Aveleda 2015 Quinta da Aveleda, Vinho Verde, Portugal ($NA)

rosy, fresh, juicy, clear

90 Azienda Vitivincola Ciu Ciu 2015 Merlettaie, Offida, Italy ($19)

Smooth, bright and aromatic; fresh and ripe with lovely tropical fruit; rich and balanced with good length; an unusual variety from an obscure appellation in the marche.

89 Baileyana 2014 Chardonnay, Firepeak, Estate, Edna Valley ($28)

Juicy and bright with racy acidity and smooth texture; lush, fresh and showing bright, lively style.

88 Balletto Vineyards 2014 Pinot Gris, Estate, Russian River Valley ($18)

Smooth and silky with juicy fruit and clean, racy flavors; tangy, crisp and long.

86 Balletto Vineyards 2015 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley ($19)

Smooth, spicy and herbal; dense and extracted.

90 Balletto Vineyards 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($20)

Smooth and fresh with tangy acidity and lively texture; long and balanced.

90 Balletto Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay, Sexton Hill Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($38)

Soft and mellow with ripe pear and toasty vanilla oak; clean, balanced and lush; stylish and long.

88 Barboursville Vineyards 2014 Vermentino Reserve, Estate, Barboursville ($22)

Smooth, ripe and tropical with balance, spice and lush texture.

87 Barefoot Cellars NV Chardonnay, Cowell Ranch, Great Central Valley ($7)

Clean, fresh and silky textured; round and ripe with good acidity and a long, lush finish.

88 Barker’s Marque Wines 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Arona, Marlborough, New Zealand ($13)

Sleek and juicy with bright citrus and juicy acidity; tangy, grassy and fresh with clean flavors, bright style and a long finish.

90 Barker’s Marque Wines 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Three Brooms, Marlborough d, New Zealand ($16)

Smooth and ripe with juicy citrus and racy acidity; fresh, tangy and long; lively and balanced.

88 Bellingham 2015 Chenin Blanc, The Old Orchards, Paarl, South Africa ($16)

Fresh, juicy and tangy with smooth texture and bright acidity; long, lively and balanced.

92 Benovia Winery 2014 Chardonnay, La Pommeraie, Frei Road Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($48)

Silky and juicy with deep tropical fruit and racy acidity; lovely flavors, hints of oak and a long, graceful finish.

90 Bischofliche Weingüter 2015 Riesling, DOM dry, Mosel, Germany ($18)

Smooth and dry with minerals, lime and tangy acidity; crisp and racy, long and clean.

92 Bischofliche Weingüter 2015 Riesling, Ayler Kupp Kabinett, Estate, Mosel, Germany ($23)

Lush and smooth with ripe peach and deep citrus and sweet style; juicy and minerally, long and rich.

94 Bischofliche Weingüter 2015 Riesling, Spätlese, Estate, Mosel, Germany ($30)

Luscious and sweet with ripe peach and juicy citrus; fresh and showing a core of pure acidity; long and balanced.

90 Black Stallion 2015 Chardonnay, Napa Valley ($19)

Creamy and lush with vanilla oak and smooth texture; ripe, lush and balanced, long and rich.

90 Black Stallion 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($26)

Juicy, crisp and racy with tangy citrus and clean, bright style; smooth, lively and balanced.

90 Black Stallion 2014 Chardonnay, Poseidon Vineyard, Los Carneros ($35)

Vanilla and toasty nose; juicy, crisp and lively with depth and racy style; bright and balanced.

92 Blair Estate 2014 Chardonnay, Delfina’s Vineyard, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County ($45)

Golden color; lush and juicy with toasty oak and vanilla; rich and deep with creamy texture and ripe fruit; tangy and complex with bright acidity.

90 Bluestone Vineyard 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Shenandoah Valley ($24)

Smooth and lush with juicy acidity and creamy texture; toasty, balanced and rich; nicely made by the scion of the founding Hartman family.

88 Bodegas Añadas 2015 Care Macabeo/Chardonnay Cariñena, Spain ($11)

Smooth, juicy and fresh; tangy, spicy and crisp; long and racy.

88 Bodegas Franco-Españolas 2015 Rioja Bordón Rioja, Spain ($12)

Bright, smooth and juicy, fresh and dense; tangy, balanced and long; fresh and bright.

88 Bonterra Vineyards 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Organic, Mendocino, Lake ($14)

Smooth and juicy with bright acidity and tangy fruit; minerals and spice; long and smooth. Organic.

88 Borgo San Daniele 2014 Malvasia Isonzo del Friuli Mauri Vignaioli, Italy ($20)

Aromatic and bright with juicy acidity; crisp and elegant, clean and long.

89 Broadside 2014 Chardonnay, Wild Ferment, Central Coast ($18)

Creamy and toasty with a core of firm acidity; bright and juicy with racy pear fruit and a long finish.

88 Bulletin Place 2015 Chardonnay, Unoaked, South Eastern Australia ($10)

Silky and smooth with juicy, clean flavors; fresh, balanced and long.

91 Byron 2014 Chardonnay, Nielson Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($40)

Lush pear and oak nose; creamy and smooth with lush pear fruit and toasty oak; rich and ripe but not heavy; fresh, balanced and long.

88 Ca’ Momi 2014 Bianco, Napa ($15)

Smooth and juicy with ripe fruit and fresh, tangy flavors; lush and balanced, long and deep.

90 Ca’ Momi 2014 Chardonnay, Napa ($20)

Smooth and juicy with bright acidity, sweet fruit and good balance; fresh, tangy and ripe; long and charming.

91 Cabreo 2013 Chardonnay, La Pietra, Tuscany, Italy ($37)

Toasty, silky, smooth and lush, balanced, complex, long.

90 Cadaretta 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, SBS, Frenchman Hills Vineyard, Arthur’s Vineyard, Columbia Valley ($23)

Smooth and ripe with fresh, juicy citrus and some nice depth; ripe, long and tangy.

88 Cambridge Cellars 2015 Chardonnay, Limited, Central Coast ($16)

Rich, dense and creamy; smooth, lush and balanced; long and deep.

88 Caminhos Cruzados 2015 Titular, Dao, Portugal ($14)

Silky and fresh with bright apple fruit and tangy citrus; bright and tangy, long and balanced.

88 Cannonball Winery 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma ($15)

Spicy nose; clean and silky with juicy, crisp style with restrained spice and bright acidity; balanced and long.

88 Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, The Expedition, Estate, Columbia Valley ($15)

Smooth and ripe with tangy acidity and smooth texture; zesty and showing notes of grass.

89 Carl Graff 2015 Riesling, QbA, Mosel, Germany ($12)

Clean, smooth and lush with tangy acidity and soft minerals; fresh, balanced and long.

88 Carl Graff 2015 Riesling, Kabinet, Mosel, Germany ($13)

Tangy citrus, some sweetness and lush, racy acidity; ripe and dense.

88 Carl Graff 2015 Riesling, Spätlese, Mosel, Germany ($14)

Smooth and clean with lush texture and soft sweetness; rich, fresh and juicy.

89 Carl Graff 2015 Riesling, Spätlese, Graacher Himmelreich, Mosel, Germany ($16)

A bit spritzy with lush, sweet fruit; tangy and rich; smooth and bright.

90 Carlin de Paolo 2015 Arneis, Terre Alfieri, Italy ($20)

Smooth, dry and juicy with minerals, spice and ripe fruit; fresh, complex and balanced, long and deep.

88 Carmel Road 2015 Barrymore Estate Pinot Grigio, California ($18)

Brisk, fresh and tangy; clean and balanced.

90 Carmel Road 2014 Chardonnay, Unoaked, Estate, Monterey ($22)

Smooth, bright and fresh with juicy style and nice depth; ripe, tangy and long.

91 Carrick Wines 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Central Otago, New Zealand ($18)

Silky and juicy with tangy citrus and crisp, fresh style; lively, bright and long.

92 Carrick Wines 2015 Chardonnay, Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand ($25)

Racy and fresh with tangy citrus and pear; silky and pure with lively style and exuberant flavors; long and balanced.

86 Casillero del Diablo 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Reserva, Santiago, Chile ($11)

Silky and bright with smooth texture and juicy slightly herbal fruit; clean and long.

90 Castell 2015 Silvaner, Castell, Franken, Germany ($20)

Juicy and crisp with tangy citrus and bright acidity; a very pleasant wine made from a variety that is not known for character; fresh and long.

88 Castell 2015 Riesling, Trocken, Schloss Castell, Franken, Germany ($26)

Lush and dense with dry style and smooth, juicy fruit; clean and long. Clean and smooth, lush and dry with earthy notes and a long finish.

89 Castello di Monsanto 2014 Chardonnay, Fabrizio Bianchi, Toscana IGT, Italy ($25)

Smooth and clean, mellow and juicy; silky and balanced with fresh flavors and good length.

88 Castoro Cellars 2015 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles ($15)

Silky and crisp with minerals and racy acidity; clean, fresh and tangy with good balance and length.

89 Catena Zapata 2014 Chardonnay, Mendoza, Argentina ($17)

Smooth and bright, balanced and toasty; lush and deep with tangy acidity and good elegant style; long and fresh.

88 Cavatappi Winery 2015 Pinot Grigio, Columbia Valley ($12)

Smooth and clean with spice and soft aromatics; clean, simple and balanced.

88 Cave Spring Cellars 2014 Riesling, Cave Spring Vineyard, VQA Niagara Peninsula ($16)

Clean and racy with dense style and showing notes of mineral and petrol; fresh and smooth, long and juicy.

89 Cave Spring Cellars 2014 Riesling, Beamsville Bench, Cave Spring Estate, VQA Niagara Peninsula ($17)

Smooth and fresh with ripe fruit and minerals; crisp and showing petrol and good acid structure.

91 Cave Spring Cellars 2014 Riesling, Indian Summer, Cave Spring, Niagara Peninsula, Canada ($25)

Creamy and sweet with ripe apple and peach fruit; tangy, late harvest style; long and rich.

88 Cave Spring Cellars 2014 CSV Riesling, Beamsville Bench, Cave Spring Estate, VQA Niagara Peninsula ($26)

Silky and fresh with juicy acidity and deep minerals; crisp and bright, long and dense.

93 Center of Effort 2013 Chardonnay, Edna Valley ($35)

Silky and bright with racy acidity and lovely notes of sweet vanilla oak; fresh and modern with elegance and tangy, exuberant style.

88 Chalkboard 2015 Pinot Grigio, Italy ($10)

Fresh, bright and juicy with silky texture and tangy citrus; lively and balanced with lifted flavors and a long finish.

88 Chalone Vineyard 2014 Estate Chenin Blanc, Chalone ($28)

Floral, bright and aromatic; smooth and juicy with clean, fresh flavors and good length.

88 Chamisal 2015 Chardonnay, Stainless Estate Chardonnay, Central Coast ($18)

Clean, fresh and juicy with tangy acidity and mellow style; smooth, balanced and long.

88 Chamisal 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Edna Valley ($30)

Smooth and creamy with bright pear fruit and silky texture; lush balanced and long.

90 Chamisal 2014 Chardonnay, Califa, Estate, Edna Valley ($45)

smooth, creamy and elegant with bright tropical fruit and vanilla oak; tangy, juicy and concentrated with lovely balance and style.

92 Chamisal 2014 Chardonnay, Chamise, Estate, Edna Valley ($60)

Silky and smooth with restrained, elegant style and lovely fresh pear fruit; lightly spicy with depth and finesse; long and beautifully balanced.

88 Chapoutier, M 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Bila Hut White Estate, France ($15)

Smooth and juicy with bright tangy tropical fruit; balanced, fresh and lifted; a charming good value wine.

90 Chasing Venus 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($16)

Smooth and juicy with feline notes, guava and gooseberry; tangy, clean and balanced.

90 Château de la Mulonnière 2014 M de Mulonnière Chenin Blanc, ($15)

Smooth and floral with juicy acidity and lovely almonds and ripe fruit; lush, tangy and long.

93 Chateau Malartic-Lagraviere 2015 Graves ($50)

Crisp and elegant with racy citrus and complex minerals; deep, balanced, classic and impressive.

88 Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Riesling, Columbia Valley ($9)

Smooth and juicy with lush, ripe citrus; tangy and smooth with balance and lush texture.

88 Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Dry Riesling Riesling, Columbia Valley ($10)

Crisp and bright with lime and racy acidity; fresh, tangy and lively; dry and balanced.

88 Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley ($15)

Smooth and lush with ripe pear and hints of oak; rich, balanced and long.

88 Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Chardonnay, Indian Wells, Columbia Valley ($18)

Bright, juicy and fresh with lush texture and lively acidity; long, tangy and generous.

90 Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Riesling, Cold Creek Vineyard, Columbia Valley ($20)

Juicy and crisp, tangy and dry with racy citrus and lively acidity;

91 CheckMate Artisanal Winery 2013 Chardonnay, Fool’s Mate, Okanagan Valley BC VQA ($75)

Full and rich with bright fruit, smooth texture and lovely complexity; lush and deep, balanced and long.

91 CheckMate Artisanal Winery 2013 Chardonnay, Capture, Okanagan Valley BC VQA ($80)

Silky texture, smooth and juicy with forward fruit and subtle oak; lush and long with lovely complexity and bright flavors.

93 CheckMate Artisanal Winery 2013 Chardonnay, Little Pawn, Okanagan Valley BC VQA ($85)

Smooth and toasty with vanilla and spice; lush, creamy and long; ripe and complex with notes of rose water and caramel.

92 CheckMate Artisanal Winery 2013 Chardonnay, Attack, Okanagan Valley BC VQA ($90)

Bright and racy with juicy acidity and a long. tangy finish; crisp, lovely and balanced; long and stylish.

94 CheckMate Artisanal Winery 2013 Chardonnay, Queen Taken, Golden Mile Bench DVA, Okanagan Valley BC VQA ($100)

Rich oak-influence nose; smooth and juicy with great depth; tangy, deep and toasty with elegance and style; long, lush and showing great finesse.

88 Cherry Pie Wines 2013 Chardonnay, Cherry Tart, California ($20)

Smooth, clean and juicy; fresh and balanced.

88 Chronic Cellars 2015 Eunice X, Central Coast ($15)

Bright and juicy with crisp citrus and racy acidity; lifted, fresh and long.

89 Clifford Bay Estate 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($14)

Silky and juicy with clean, balanced style; bright gooseberry and racy acidity; bright and tangy with some feline notes.

92 Clos Henri 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($25)

Tangy and silky with juicy, bright style with lime and minerals; fresh, racy and showing hints of feline; pure and balanced, long and generous.

88 Columbia Winery 2014 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley ($12)

Smooth, lush and soft with toasty oak notes and vanilla; clean, fresh and pleasant.

88 Concha y Toro 2016 Frontera Moonlight, Itata Valley, Chile ($6)

Lush, spicy nose; juicy, bright and sweet with clean, lively acidity; bright and long.

90 Concha y Toro 2014 Marqués de Casa Concha Chardonnay, Limarí Valley, Chile ($22)

Clean, silky and juicy with bright acidity and tangy fruit; fresh, balanced and long.

88 Cono Sur 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Bicicleta, Central Valley, Chile ($12)

Smooth and juicy with crisp acidity and ripe fruit; bright, clean and balanced.

89 Cono Sur 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Bicicleta Organic, San Antonio Valley, Chile ($14)

Smooth and spicy with ripe fruit and tangy acidity; lush, fresh and balanced.

90 Cono Sur 2015 Chardonnay, 20 Barrels, El Centinela Estate, Casablanca Valley, Chile ($35)

Ripe and juicy with tangy fruit and juicy acidity; fresh, lively and bright with a long finish.

90 Copain Wines 2015 Chardonnay, Tous Ensemble, Hein,DuPratt, Ferrington Vineyard, Mendocino County ($28)

Soft vanilla nose; crisp and fresh with juicy fruit and bright acidity; long and balanced.

88 Danzante 2015 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie, Italy ($10)

Clean nose; juicy and crisp with lush texture and ripe citrus; long and balanced.

86 Dark Horse 2014 Chardonnay, California ($10)

smooth, lush and clean; creamy and dense.

91 Davis Bynum 2014 Chardonnay, River West Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($25)

Ripe, spicy and fresh with complex notes of oak and racy acidity; silky and smooth with balance and good length.

91 De Bortoli Wines 2015 Regional Reserve, Yarra Valley, Australia ($18)

Smooth and ripe with creamy texture and lush, juicy style; charming and balanced, long and generous.

91 De Bortoli Wines 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Australia ($32)

Smooth and bright with lush, ripe fruit and a core of crisp acidity; generous and fresh with minerals, balance and a long juicy finish.

92 Dobbes Family Estate 2015 Viognier, Sundown Vineyard, Rogue Valley ($26)

Lush and smooth with aromatic, rich tropical fruit; juicy and tangy, deep and long with hints of vanilla.

92 Dolin 2014 Chardonnay, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($39)

Silky and juicy with bright fruit and smooth vanilla oak; tangy and balanced, long and fresh with depth and style.

88 Domaine de Bernier 2015 Chardonnay, Bernier, Val de Loire IGP ($13)

Bright, crisp and minerally with balance and charm; a product of the Couillard Brothers who were the first to plant Chardonnay in the Loire Valley 25 years ago.

92 Domaine Laporte 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Le Rochoy,, Sancerre, France ($33)

Silky, fresh and juicy with citrus and soft herbs; crisp and tangy with racy style and a long, bright finish.

88 Dominio del Plata 2014 Susana Balbo Torrontès, Barrel Fermented, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina ($25)

Spicy nose; silky and juicy with ripe fruit and notes of toasty oak; a more serious approach to this variety which is not wholly successful.

88 Don Rodolfo 2015 Torrontès, Art of the Andes, Mendoza, Argentina ($12)

Fresh and spicy with silky texture and a bright, racy finish; crisp and balanced.

88 Donati Family Vineyard 2015 Chardonnay, Sisters Forever Unoaked, Central Coast ($15)

Smooth and juicy with tangy citrus and bright acidity; dry, racy and fresh, long and balanced.

88 Donati Family Vineyard 2015 Pinot Blanc, Paicines ($22)

Smooth and aromatic, spicy and balanced; fresh, ripe and long.

88 Donnafugata 2015 Grillo, Sur Sur, Sicily DOC, Italy ($20)

Lively and crisp with juicy fruit and tangy acidity; smooth and fresh, supple and long.

89 Dr. Loosen 2015 Riesling, Mosel, Germany ($12)

Lush and smooth with ripe citrus and peach; clean, balanced and long.

91 Dr. Loosen 2015 Riesling, Kabinett Blue Slate, Mosel, Germany ($22)

Bright and bursting with lime and peach; silky, elegant and fresh, brisk and long.

92 Dr. Loosen 2015 Riesling, Kabinett, Bernkasteler Lay, Mosel, Germany ($28)

Smooth and fresh, generous and tangy with bright lime and minerals; racy, crisp and long.

93 Dr. Loosen 2015 Ries Riesling, Spätlese, Urziger Wurzgarten, Mosel, Germany ($34)

Silky and bright with elegant sweet peach fruit; pure and refined; long and rich.

88 Dry Creek Vineyard 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Fume Blanc, Valley Floor Vineyard, Sonoma County ($14)

Fresh, bright and juicy with soft herbs and tangy acidity; lively, crisp and balanced.

90 Dry Creek Vineyard 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Musqué Clone, Taylor’s Vineyard, Sonoma County ($28)

Smooth and ripe with tangy fruit and juicy style; silky, fresh and lively, long and balanced.

90 Dry Creek Vineyard 2014 Chardonnay, DCV Estate Block 10 Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($30)

Fresh and bright with crisp acidity and juicy style; fresh, balanced and tangy with finesse and a lively, modern approach.

92 Dry Creek Vineyard 2015 Chardonnay, DCV Estate Block 10 Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($32)

Silky and smooth with ripe pear and bright vanilla oak; lush, balanced and rich with lovely style and finesse; long and elegant.

88 Duckhorn 2014 Chardonnay, Decoy, Sonoma County ($20)

Smooth and juicy with spice, oak and tangy fruit; balanced and long.

88 Duckhorn 2014 Chardonnay, Migration, Russian River Valley ($32)

Lush and balanced with vanilla and toasty oak; fresh and bright, long and full.

90 E. & J. Gallo 2014 Chardonnay, Signature Series, Two Rock Vinyeard Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($33)

Smooth and lush with ripe pear fruit and bright acid structure; clean, balanced and long.

90 E16 Winery 2014 Chardonnay, Bacigalupi Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($44)

This celebrated vineyard was planted entirely to Chardonnay in 1973; it has produced a wine that is rich in varietal character yet modern in approach; silky and deep; balanced and lush.

89 Ecco Domani 2015 Pinot Grigio, Venezie IGT, Italy ($12)

Fresh, smooth and juicy with ripe citrus and silky texture; crisp, bright and balanced with some depth and a long finish.

88 Eden Ridge 2013 Chardonnay, Barrel Select, Mendocino ($10)

Smooth, mellow and lush with creamy texture and good balance; juicy, fresh and long.

88 Edna Valley Vineyard 2015 Chardonnay, Edna Valley Vineyard, Central Coast ($14)

Smooth, ripe and rich; deep, creamy and long.

88 Edna Valley Vineyard 2015 Pinot Grigio, ($15)

Smooth and lush with ripe fruit and juicy acidity; rich and balanced, long and stylish.

89 Edna Valley Vineyard 2014 Chardonnay, Fleur de Edna, Winemaker Series, Estate, Edna Valley ($27)

Bright and juicy with racy acidity and smooth texture; clean, fresh and lively.

89 El Esteco 2015 Torrontès, Cuma, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina ($12)

Love soft, spice nose; silky, smooth and juicy with lively acidity and spice; dry lively and long.

90 El Esteco 2015 Torrontès, Don David Reserve, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina ($17)

Smooth, spicy nose; silky, bright and softly spicy; complex and elegant; long and fresh.

90 Estancia 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey ($8)

Silky and smooth with fresh, clean flavors of citrus and bright fruit; fresh, tangy and balanced; long and juicy.

88 Estancia 2015 Pinot Grigio, California ($9)

Silky and fresh with juicy style; clean and tangy with racy acidity and long, balanced flavors.

88 Faisão 2015 Vinho Verde, Portugal ($8)

Fresh and slightly petillant; clean, lively and juicy with nicely rounded flavors and racy acidity; charming and long.

91 Fel Wines 2015 Chardonnay, Fel, Anderson Valley ($28)

Toasty nose; lush and generous with rich pear fruit and good, bright acid structure; fresh and juicy, balanced and long.

88 Ferraton Père & Fils 2015 Côtes du Rhône Samorens, France ($14)

Smooth, dry and minerally with mellow, balanced style; lush and juicy, long and fresh.

86 Fetzer 2015 Chardonnay, sundial, California ($10)

Clean, smooth and ripe with creamy texture and a balanced finish.

90 Feudo Maccari 2015 Grillo, Noto, Sicily, Italy ($18)

Silky, fresh and juicy w/lovely texture, fresh fruit and long, balanced.

88 Finca El Origen 2015 Torrontès Reserva Estate, Salta, Argentina ($12)

Spicy nose; smooth and juicy with intensely aromatic style; bright, tangy and floral; lively and long.

88 Flora Springs 2015 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($25)

Smooth and lush with some oak and rich fruit; soft and juicy.

91 Flora Springs 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Soliloquy, Estate, Oakville, Napa Valley ($50)

Smooth and lush with bright, juicy lime and complex fruit; silky, elegant and long.

90 Forrest Estate 2016 Stony Bank Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($16)

Silky and smooth, citrus and gooseberry; tangy and fresh, balanced and long.

87 Forrest Estate 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($18)

Smooth, soft and smooth with a touch of sweetness; herbal and fresh.

87 Francis Ford Coppola 2015 Pinot Grigio, Rosso & Bianco, ($12)

Clean, fresh and juicy with good acidity and length; simple but pleasant.

88 Francis Ford Coppola 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Diamond Collection Yellow Label, ($15)

Lush, clean and juicy with ripe fruit and tangy acidity; full and balanced, long and bright.

88 Franz Keller Schwarzer Adler 2015 Pinot Gris, Vdp Gutswein dry, Baden, Germany ($25)

Crisp, bright and minerally with completely dry style; racy and tangy with fresh, stony style; lively and long.

89 Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium 2015 Riesling, Feinherb Schiefer off-dry, Mosel, Germany ($18)

Smooth, bright and juicy with crisp citrus and tangy acidity; slightly off-dry, clean and balanced; fresh and long.

91 Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium 2015 Riesling, Kabinett, Graacher Himmelreich, Mosel, Germany ($23)

Bright and juicy with with sweet, ripe peach and lime; smooth, fresh and long.

91 Fritz Haag 2015 Riesling, Trocken, Mosel, Germany ($22)

Floral and silky with bright acidity, minerals and peach fruit; smooth and fresh, clean and long.

91 Fritz Haag 2015 Riesling, Kabinett, Brauneberger, Mosel, Germany ($32)

Smooth, fresh and rich with tangy acidity and ripe citrus and stone fruit; long and deep.

92 Fritz Haag 2015 Riesling, “J” Trocken, Brauneberger, Mosel, Germany ($35)

Smooth peach nose; silky and tangy with juicy stone fruit and citrus; racy and balanced, long and elegant.

93 Fritz Haag 2015 Riesling, Spätlese , Brauneberger Juffer, Mosel, Germany ($38)

Bright and fresh with juicy, sweet peach and apricot fruit; luscious and long.

92 Fritz Haag 2015 Riesling, Spätlese , Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Mosel, Germany ($44)

Silky, fresh and juicy with ripe, sweet peach and apricot; creamy, dense and long.

91 Galerie Wines 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Naissance, Longwood Ranch, Gamble Vineyards, Wilson Ranch, Napa Valley ($30)

Silky, juicy and ripe with clean, racy style; fresh and graceful with tangy acidity and precise fruit; bright and nicely balanced.

92 Gamble Family Vineyards 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($25)

Silky and juicy with sleek citrus and spice flavors; bright and classic with hints of spice and oak; subtle, long and elegant.

91 Gary Farrell 2014 Chardonnay, Russian River Selection, Sonoma ($35)

Lush and ripe with tangy acidity and smooth vanilla new oak; racy, crisp and balanced with lovely elegant style and a long finish.

87 Georges Duboeuf 2015 Chardonnay,, Macon-Villages, France ($20)

Clean, smooth and minerally; soft and ripe, juicy and long.

89 Georges Duboeuf 2015 Chardonnay Domaine les Chenevieres,, Macon-Villages, France ($22)

Fresh, smooth and juicy with tangy citrus and good balance; mellow and bright, long.

90 Georges Duboeuf 2015 Pouilly-Fuissé, France ($35)

Smooth and bright with juicy acidity and ripe pear fruit; fresh and lively with minerals and lush texture; balanced and long.

88 Giesen Wine Estate 2015 Pinot Gris, New Zealand, New Zealand ($14)

Racy and crisp with searing acidity and bright citrus fruit; bone dry and lively; fresh and long.

90 Gloria Ferrer 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Carneros, Sonoma ($25)

Smooth and ripe with bright acidity and notes of toasty oak; silky, fresh and nicely balanced

90 Gradis’ciutta 2015 Ribolla Gialla, Collio DOC, Italy ($22)

Crisp and smooth with bright and tangy acidity and fresh citrus fruit; lush and bright with a long, balanced finish.

88 Graziano Family of Wines 2014 Pinot Grigio, Monte Volpe, Estate, Mendocino County ($14)

Bright and juicy with density and tangy acidity; deep color and good balance.

89 Graziano Family of Wines 2014 Chenin Blanc, Mendocino ($15)

Fresh, bright and juicy with fresh, tangy citrus fruit; crisp and clean, racy and long.

90 Grgich Hills Estate 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Fumé Blanc, Estate, Napa Valley ($31)

Bright and rounded with racy citrus fruit and ripe flavors; silky and balanced with a long, generous finish.

90 Grgich Hills Estate 2013 Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley ($43)

Smooth and mellow with ripe pear, tropical fruit and good acid structure; minerals and good balance; long and stylish.

92 Grgich Hills Estate 2014 Chardonnay, Carneros Vineyard, Napa Valley ($60)

Silky and lush with juicy style; crisp and bright with lively pear and citrus fruit; elegant, fresh and balanced with racy acidity; smooth and balanced with a long, charming finish.

92 Grgich Hills Estate 2013 Chardonnay, Paris Tasting Commemorative, Estate, Napa Valley ($93)

Smooth and lush with mellow style; creamy and toasty with elegant floral notes; balanced, complex and showing soft citrus on the finish.

90 Groth 2015 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($21)

Clean, crisp and racy with fresh, tangy fruit and bright acidity; snappy, lively and long.

90 Groth 2014 Chardonnay, Hillview Vineyard, Napa Valley ($30)

Smooth and rounded with a core of juicy acidity; clean, fresh and balanced.

88 Grove Mill Wine Co 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Mairau Valley, New Zealand ($15)

Silky and bright with racy gooseberry fruit and lively acidity; citrus and bright style with some feline notes.

88 Gundlach Bundschu 2015 Estate Gewürztraminer, Sonoma Coast ($23)

Rose petal nose; juicy, aromatic and dry with spice, smooth texture and a long finish.

88 HandCraft 2014 Chardonnay, Artisan Collection, ($10)

Smooth and juicy with sweet, toasty oak and ripe pear fruit; clean, balanced and long.

94 Hanzell Vineyards 2013 Estate Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley ($46)

Rosy, crisp and pure, silky, long, and complex

88 Holly’s Hill Vineyards 2015 Grenache Blanc, El Dorado, Estate, Placerville ($25)

Dense and juicy with extract and ripe fruit; smooth and long.

89 Hope Estate 2014 Chardonnay, Mountain Wash, Estate, Hunter Valley, Australia ($14)

Smooth and ripe with creamy texture and bright acid structure; juicy, balanced and long.

88 Hope Estate 2014 Chardonnay, Mountain Wash, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia ($20)

Smooth and fresh with juicy citrus and clean new oak; tangy and long.

90 J Vineyards & Winery 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($30)

Silky and lush with elegant citrus and pear fruit; toasty and rich with good balance and a long finish.

90 J Vineyards & Winery 2015 Pinot Gris, Estate, Russian River Valley ($34)

Smooth and creamy with juicy, tangy and bright style; crisp but with substance; minerally and long.

89 J. Lohr 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Flume Crossing, Arroyo Seco Monterey ($14)

Smooth and bright with tangy citrus and lovely balance; fresh, juicy and long with lots of charm.

89 Jason-Stephens Winery 2014 Chardonnay Reserve, Estate, Santa Clara Valley ($30)

Dense and juicy, fresh and racy with minerals and spice; balanced and long.

89 John Anthony Family of Wines 2015 Butter Chardonnay, California ($16)

Smooth and creamy with toasty oak and ripe pear fruit; rich and dense with lush style; deep and balanced.

88 Joseph Drouhin 2014 Macon-Villages Estate, France ($14)

A bright and tangy Chardonnay at a great price by one of the most respected houses in Burgogne; fresh, elegant and lively.

88 Joseph Drouhin 2014 Saint-Veran Estate, France ($19)

Smooth, tangy and lush with depth and balance; juicy Chardonnay, fresh and bright and nicely balanced.

90 Joseph Drouhin 2014 Pouilly-Vinzelles Estate, France ($20)

Bright, fresh and juicy with elegant fruit; tangy Chardonnay with racy acidity and fine-grained minerals; generous and lovely.

91 Joseph Drouhin 2014 Drouhin-Vaudon Chablis Estate, France ($23)

Bright and lively with tangy acidity and smooth minerals; crisp, generous and fresh with lovely depth; a fine Chardonnay at a very good price.

93 Joseph Drouhin 2014 Drouhin-Vaudon Chardonnay,, Chablis Premier Cru, France ($40)

Fresh, racy and pure with elegance and smooth minerals; citrus, apple and pear fruit; long and balanced with considerable finesse and lovely style; this is how Chardonnay was meant to taste.

93 Kenefick Ranch 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, West Palisade Range, Estate, Napa Valley ($24)

Silky and smooth with juicy, bright, mouth filling flavors; generous, rich and intense with lovely balance and finesse; minerals, spice and citrus notes; racy and complete – the full package.

89 La Crema 2014 Chardonnay, Monterey ($20)

Smooth, lush and juicy with sweet new oak and lush pear fruit; minerally and dense with balance and long finish.

90 La Crema 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($23)

Smooth texture and toasty oak; lush and creamy with balance and ripe style.

90 La Crema 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($30)

Lush and ripe with sweet, juicy fruit; smooth and rich, bright and deep; balanced and long.

90 La Follette 2014 Chardonnay, North Coast ($22)

Silky and lush with tangy acidity and bright pear fruit; toasty and showing vanilla oak; bright and complex with balance and good length.

92 Landmark Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay, Damaris Reserve, Sonoma Coast ($35)

Creamy and rich with tangy acidity and deep finesse and elegant style; juicy, long and complex with bright flavors and excellent length.

92 Landmark Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay, Flocchini, Sonoma Coast ($40)

Toasty nose; rich and ripe with smooth texture and impressive depth; balanced, long and creamy; supple and racy.

88 LaSerra 2015 Moscato, Moscato d’Asti, Italy ($16)

Spritzy and smooth with sweet, spicy apple flavors; juicy and bright, tangy and long.

91 Lasseter Family Winery 2014 Voilà, Sonoma Valley ($46)

A lovely use of the underutilized Semillon in combination with Sauvignon Blanc and Musque; smooth, creamy, lush and subtly influenced by oak; showing notes of fig and citrus with fine balance.

88 Lawer Family Wines 2015 Viognier, Betsy’s Vineyard, Knight’s Valley, Sonoma County ($24)

Juicy, fresh and aromatic; silky and lush.

87 Layer Cake 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, ($13)

Smooth, clean and ripe; lush, ripe and juicy, long and mellow.

88 Leaping Lizard 2014 Chardonnay, ($10)

Smooth, ripe and juicy with bright tropical fruit and a balanced style; fresh, racy and long; an amazing value.

87 Les Collines 2014 Côtes du Rhone, France ($12)

Clean, smooth and creamy; crisp and juicy with tangy acidity and ripe, vanilla- influenced fruit.

90 Livio Felluga 2015 Friulano, Rosazzo, Friuli, Italy ($25)

Aromatic and fresh nose; juicy, dry and tangy with spice, bright and balanced; long and charming.

89 Livio Felluga 2014 Illivio Rosazzo, Friuli Colli Orientali, Italy ($35)

Smooth and lush with bright acidity, ripe pear, juicy style; rich and balanced, clean and long.

90 Livio Felluga 2013 Abbazia di Rosazzo DOCG, Italy ($50)

Smooth, fresh and mellow with juicy, aromatic flavors; lush, round and spicy.

92 Livio Felluga 2014 Terre Alte, Rosazzo DOCG, Italy ($80)

Fresh, spicy nose; lush, smooth texture with clean, bright and tangy fruit; juicy, mellow and elegant; long and balanced.

90 Lucienne 2014 Chardonnay, Smith Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ($40)

Smooth and silky with clean, bright pear fruit and nicely integrated toasty oak; fresh and tangy with smooth texture and lovely style.

88 Luigi Bosca 2016 Chardonnay, Mendoza, Argentina ($22)

Bright and juicy with tangy, racy citrus; fresh, lively and clean with balance and a long, crisp finish.

91 MacPhail 2014 Chardonnay, Vine Hill Road, Pratt Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($45)

Silky and smooth with rich pear fruit and tangy acidity; toasty, fresh and balanced.

93 MacPhail 2014 Chardonnay, Vagon Blanc, Sonoma Coast ($65)

Lush and elegant with rich texture and toasty oak notes; deep, smooth and balanced, long and stylish.

92 MacRostie 2014 Chardonnay, Wildcat Mountain Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($46)

Toasty and lush nose; rich, dense and generous with elegant fruit flavors and crisp acid structure; long, deep and bright.

88 Madison Ridge 2015 Chardonnay, Barker’s Lane, South Eastern Australia ($13)

Smooth and creamy with minerals and ripe pear fruit; a pretty nice wine for the price.

89 Maimai Vineyards Ltd 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand ($18)

Smooth, spiced and earthy with juicy, herbal style; tangy, bright and long,

89 Malibu Rocky Oaks 2013 Chardonnay, Collective, Estate, Malibu Coast ($17)

Fresh and crisp with bright acidity and vanilla oak; lush and ripe with balance and lively style; clean and long.

90 Marco Felluga 2015 Pinot Grigio, Mongris, Collio, Italy ($18)

Silky and fresh with crisp, tangy and elegant style; bright, juicy and long; bright and balanced.

88 Masi Agricola 2015 Masianco, Veneto, Italy ($15)

Juicy and bright, fresh and aromatic, lively and long.

90 Matanzas Creek 2015 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County ($22)

Smooth and spicy with racy acidity and varietal fruit; crisp and bright, deep and long.

91 Matanzas Creek 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Sonoma County ($26)

Smooth and creamy, juicy and balanced; rich with ripe fruit, toasty oak and a long, lush finish.

88 Matchbook 2015 Chardonnay, Old Head, Estate, Dunnigan Hills ($15)

Clean, smooth and creamy; ripe and rich with balance and a long finish.

92 Maximin Grünhäuser 2015 Riesling, Trocken, Estate, Mosel, Germany ($22)

Silky and smooth; dry and lush with mineral notes; juicy apple and citrus fruit; subtle spice and depth, complex, balanced and long.

91 Maximin Grünhäuser 2015 Riesling, Kabinett, Herrenberg, Mosel, Germany ($34)

Dense and minerally with sweet, smooth citrus and peach; long and lush.

92 Maximin Grünhäuser 2015 Riesling, Kabinett, Abtsberg, Mosel, Germany ($38)

Ripe and juicy with racy acidity and fresh, tangy citrus and stone fruit;

94 Maximin Grünhäuser 2015 Ries Riesling, Spätlese, Abtsberg, Mosel, Germany ($45)

Smooth and lush with ripe, sweet peach fruit; rich, intense and creamy; long, elegant and generous.

94 Maximin Grünhäuser 2015 Riesling, Superior, Abtsberg, Mosel, Germany ($66)

Lush and smooth with rich, generous stone fruit and citrus; minerals, soft spice and a ripe, sweet fruit with racy acidity; stunning and long.

90 McIntyre Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay, SLH Block, Santa Lucia Highlands ($28)

Silky and bright, tangy and fresh with racy acidity and lovely texture; racy and juicy, long and balanced, modern.

91 McIntyre Vineyards 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands ($36)

Lush and juicy with ripe, tangy fruit and a smooth, long finish; crisp and stylish, long and balanced.

92 McIntyre Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay, Block K1, Estate, Santa Lucia Highlands ($42)

Creamy and lush with bright, racy fruit; smooth and mellow, tangy and crisp with a long, fresh finish.

90 Medlock Ames 2014 Chardonnay, Lower Slope, Russian River Valley ($40)

Clean, bright and juicy with crisp acidity, citrus and soft oak; balanced and nicely structured; long and stylish.

88 Meiomi 2015 Chardonnay, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Sonoma ($21)

Smooth and silky with lush, ripe pear fruit with good acid structure and balance; some toasted oak and good balance; long and elegant.

90 Mercer Estates 2015 Chardonnay Reserve, Horse Heaven Hills ($29)

Silky and fresh with bright, smooth texture and crisp, juicy citrus and pear; balanced and clean, long and lifted.

92 Merry Edwards 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley ($34)

Smooth, ripe and lush with rich flavors of dense fruit, spice and creamy texture; deep and juicy with deep flavors and excellent balance.

92 Merry Edwards 2013 Chardonnay, Olivet Lane Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($60)

Smooth, creamy and lush with tangy acidity and toasty, ripe style; rich, mellow and balanced; lavish and opulent, long and dense.

90 Mi Sueño 2013 Chardonnay, Los Carneros ($42)

Smooth and lush with dense style and good acidity; ripe, juicy and long with balance and depth.

90 Michael Shaps Wineworks 2014 Petit Manseng, Honah Lee Vineyard, Monticello ($30)

Crisp, fresh and racy with tangy acidity and clean, bright style; juicy, lively and long.

89 Michael Sullberg 2014 Chardonnay Reserve, lot 92 Vineyard, ($12)

Smooth, clean and lush with good acid structure and a long, ripe finish; balanced and fresh.

91 Michele Chiarlo 2014 Moscato, Nivole, Moscato d’Asti DOCG, Italy ($15)

Foamy and juicy with smooth, spicy flavors that are off-dry and mellow; think of the ripest, juiciest apple you’ve ever bitten into.

90 Michele Chiarlo 2015 Cortese, Le Marne, Gavi, Piedmont, Italy ($20)

Lush and smooth, ripe, juicy and dense.

88 Mil Piedras 2015 Viognier, Mendoza, Argentina ($13)

Bright and juicy with crisp acidity and aromatic style; racy, fresh and balanced.

90 Miner Family Vineyards 2012 Chardonnay, Wild Yeast, Carneros and Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley ($50)

Fresh and toasty nose; silky and bright with ripe pear fruit and smooth texture; juicy and supple with finesse and good length.

88 Mirassou 2015 Moscato, ($9)

Slightly spritzy; clean, sweet and smooth with charming, ripe fruit and fresh, mellow flavors; long and

88 Mirassou 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, California ($12)

Ripe and juicy with tangy acidity and silky texture; lush, clean and rich.

88 Montes 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Spring Harvest, Colchagua Valley, Chile ($12)

Bright and juicy with racy citrus and clean approach; tangy and fresh with spice and balance.

90 Morgan Winery 2015 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey ($17)

Bright and juicy with racy acidity and smooth texture; lush, juicy and balanced.

89 Morgan Winery 2015 Albariño, Estate, Monterey ($18)

Smooth and juicy with crisp acidity and aromatic style; fresh, balanced and rounded, ripe and long.

88 Mossback 2015 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($18)

Smooth and fresh with clean flavors and juicy acidity; lively, balanced and toasty, clean and long.

88 Mt. Beautiful 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, North Canterbury, New Zealand ($16)

Smooth and ripe with fresh, juicy style; rounded and rich with depth and balance; lush and tangy.

88 Mt. Beautiful 2015 Riesling, North Canterbury, New Zealand ($22)

Smooth and clean with a hint of petrol; juicy and bright, long and balanced.

89 Murdoch James 2015 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Martinborough, New Zealand ($20)

Bright and juicy with tangy citrus and spice; fresh, lively and long.

88 Murphy-Goode Winery 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, The Fume, Estate, North Coast ($14)

Smooth, bright and juicy with fresh, smooth minerally flavors; tangy acidity and balanced flavors; long and charming.

91 Murrieta’s Well 2014 The Whip, Estate, Livermore Valley ($24)

Six varieties combine to make this aromatic and complex wine; smooth and luscious with juicy, ripe flavors; smooth, floral and lovely.

91 Nebel 2015 Riesling, Rheinhessen, Germany ($14)

Fresh and juicy with delicious and pure apple and citrus fruit; silky and tangy with bright acidity and balance; lively and long.

90 Noble Vines 2015 Chardonnay, 446, San Bernabé Vineyard, Monterey ($13)

Silky and juicy with tangy citrus, pear and racy acidity; lush, ripe and showing toasty oak and remarkably complex flavors; long and balanced.

88 Nozzole 2014 Chardonnay, Le Bruniche, Tuscany, Italy ($16)

Silky and smooth, crisp, bright w/fruit, long.

88 Odfjell 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Armador, Estate Selection, Valle de Casablanca, Chile ($15)

Fresh, juicy and herbal; clean, racy and minerally; long and tangy.

88 Olema 2014 Chardonnay, Sonoma ($15)

Clean, smooth and creamy with ripe pear fruit and smooth texture; fresh, bright and balanced; long and dense.

95 Pahlmeyer 2014 Chardonnay, Napa Valley ($75)

Smooth and rich with deep, ripe, creamy style; ripe pear fruit, lush toasty oak and soft notes of vanilla; juicy and deep with lovely balance and intensity.

91 Panther Creek Cellars 2013 Chardonnay, French Creek Vineyard, Columbia Valley ($35)

Deep, fresh and juicy with rounded pear fruit and racy acidity; tangy and clean with balance and a long, generous finish.

88 Paolo e Noemia d’ Amico 2015 Noe dei Clanchi, Orvieto DOC, Italy ($16)

Bright and juicy with clean apple and peach fruit; lively, fresh and balanced with racy acidity and a long finish.

90 Paolo e Noemia d’ Amico 2015 Chardonnay, Calanchi di Vaiano, Lazio IGP, Italy ($27)

Smooth texture and racy, bright style with crisp acidity and lush pear fruit; balanced, fresh and modern.

91 Paolo e Noemia d’ Amico 2014 Chardonnay, Falesia, Lazio IGP, Italy ($33)

Smooth toasty nose; lush, creamy and dense with juicy, balanced fruit; fresh and lively, long and stylish.

92 Paraduxx 2015 Proprietary white wine, Napa Valley ($30)

Silky and smooth with juicy and bright style; aromatic and lush with creamy texture and rich style; mellow and tangy with lovely depth.

90 Pask Winery 2015 Kate Radburnd Sauvignon Blanc, Bud Burst, New Zealand ($16)

Fresh and racy, tangy, citrus, lime, bright acidity; Juicy and long, balanced, smooth and long.

89 Pask Winery 2013 Chardonnay, Gimblett Gravels, New Zealand ($22)

Smooth and silky, lush and juicy, crisp and clean, fresh and minerally, long and stylish.

88 Pauly-Bergweiler, Dr 2015 Noble house Riesling, QbA, Mosel, Germany ($15)

Smooth and juicy with clean, tangy citrus; bright, dry, balanced and long.

86 Pavo Real 2012 Baja California, Mexico ($12)

Tangy and racy with edgy fruit and good balance.

88 Pedroncelli Winery 2015 friends.white ;), Sonoma County ($12)

Bright and juicy with tangy citrus and spice; racy and aromatic with clean, fresh style.

90 Pellegrini Family Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay, Unoaked, Russian River Valley ($22)

Silky, bright and juicy with a core of racy acidity; fresh and tangy, crisp and long.

93 Pellet Estate 2014 Chardonnay, Sunchase Estate, Sonoma Coast ($68)

Juicy and elegant, lush and balanced with ripe pear and tangy acidity; toasty oak notes and soft, silky texture; long and bright with depth and lots of charm.

93 Pepper Bridge Winery 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Walla Walla Valley ($36)

Smooth, lush and juicy with ripe, precise fruit; silky and deep with rich, intense flavors; another master work by Norm McKibben and Jean-François Pellet and it’s sustainable too!

88 Peter Zemmer 2015 Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige, Sudtirol DOC, Italy ($16)

Smooth and aromatic; dry, juicy and smooth with bright acid structure; lush and long.

90 Pflüger 2015 Riesling, vom Buntsandstein, Trocken, Pfalz, Germany ($21)

Tangy and dry with juicy acidity and racy citrus; silky, bright and lifted.

91 Pflüger 2015 Ries Riesling, Biodynamite, Pfalz, Germany ($27)

Crisp and juicy with bright, tangy juicy and refined; racy, lively and long.

91 Pieropan 2015 Soave Classico DOC Estate, Italy ($20)

Silky, smooth and rich; mellow and juicy with ripe, lush style; fresh, deep and layered with complexity and elegance.

88 Pighin 2015 Pinot Grigio, Grave, Friuli, Italy ($18)

Racy, crisp and bright.

90 Pighin 2015 Pinot Grigio, Collio, Italy ($25)

Smooth, long and juicy, long and bright.

88 Pike Road 2015 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley ($15)

Smooth and juicy with tangy acidity and ripe apple fruit; crisp and lively with a long, snappy finish.

89 Piña Napa Valley 2014 Chardonnay, Low Vineyard, Napa Valley – Oak Knoll District ($34)

Lush and smooth with ripe pear and soft acidity; toasty, dense and long.

91 Poet’s Leap 2015 Ries Riesling, Columbia Valley ($20)

Smooth, silky and bright with spice, peach, lime and lovely depth; racy, complex and long.

90 Ponzi Vineyards 2015 Pinot Gris, Estate, Willamette Valley ($19)

Juicy and a bit spritzy with smooth, clean and tangy apple flavors; lifted and fresh, bright and long.

90 Ponzi Vineyards 2015 Pinot Blanc, Estate, Willamette Valley ($22)

Bright, smooth and juicy with lively citrus and clean, lifted style; long, balanced and fresh.

88 Pratsch 2015 Grüner Veltliner, Niederösterreich, Austria ($14)

Clean, bright and juicy with a bit of spritz; dry, racy and showing minerals and lively crisp acidity; fresh and balanced.

91 Presqu’ile 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley ($35)

Lush and rich with ripe pear and citrus fruit and a hint of oak; smooth, balanced and long.

90 Priest Ranch 2015 Grenache Blanc, Estate, Napa Valley ($22)

Tangy, juicy and fresh with racy citrus and lush texture; lively, balanced and long.

88 Prinz Salm 2015 Riesling, Two Princes QbA, Rheinhessen, Germany ($17)

Spritzy and smooth with racy citrus and lush style; clean and balanced.

92 Prinz Salm 2015 Riesling, Spätlese, Berg Roxheimer, Nahe, Germany ($49)

Smooth and juicy with sweetness and balance; ripe and rich, long and balanced, tangy and deep.

89 Q Collection 2014 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($20)

Smooth and luscious with ripe pear and sweet new oak; spicy, fresh and long.

88 Quivira Vineyards 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County ($17)

Silky and juicy with lively acidity and tangy style; fresh, bright and deep.

91 Quivira Vineyards 2015 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma ($24)

Smooth, fresh and juicy with tangy acidity and bright apple fruit; lush, lively and long.

90 Ram’s Gate 2014 Chardonnay, Carneros ($36)

Silky and bright, juicy and racy; juicy, sleek and balanced; fresh, long and tangy.

95 Ram’s Gate 2014 Chardonnay, Green Acres Hill Vineyard, Carneros ($62)

Silky and bright, juicy and smooth with subtle vanilla oak and racy acidity; elegant, complex and beautifully balanced; long and exceptional.

94 Ram’s Gate 2014 Chardonnay, Hudson Vineyard, Carneros ($64)

Silky and bright with lifted, juicy style; crisp and lively with great finesse and purity; a great wine from one of California great vineyards.

92 Ram’s Gate 2014 Chardonnay, Durell Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($74)

Smooth and lush but also graceful and elegant; creamy and ripe, long and luxurious.

93 Ram’s Gate 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Carneros ($76)

Smooth and lush with deep, ripe fruit and juicy acidity; bright and tangy with deep flavors of fruit, toasty oak and lively acidity; complex and classic.

91 Ramey Wine Cellars 2013 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($40)

Silky and lush with smooth, balanced texture and ripe, fresh flavors; deep and juicy with pear and citrus fruit; solid, stylish and balanced.

95 Ramey Wine Cellars 2013 Chardonnay, Hyde Vineyard, Napa Valley ($65)

Smooth and juicy with purity, silky texture and a core of bright acidity; a happy marriage of one of California’s greatest winemakers with one of the state’s most iconic vineyards; a stunning effort.

88 Regaleali – Tasca d’Almerita 2015 Regaleali Bianco, Sicilia, Italy ($13)

Smooth and silky with fresh, juicy fruit and tangy acidity; ripe apple and quince; long and balanced.

88 Renzo Masi 2015 Pinot Grigio, La Bastarda, Sicily, Italy ($9)

Smooth, clean and ripe with lush fruit and soft but firm acidity; fresh, tangy and balanced; juicy and long.

89 Reyneke 2014 Chardonnay, Vinehugger, Stellenbosch, South Africa ($17)

Deep golden color; smooth and ripe with ripe fruit, bright acidity and subtle oak; lush, balanced finish.

90 Robert Mondavi 2014 Chardonnay, Napa Valley ($20)

Smooth and fresh with juicy pear and citrus fruit; toasty oak and silky texture; long and balanced.

92 Robert Mondavi 2014 Chardonnay Reserve, Carneros, Napa Valley ($55)

Lush and silky with ripe pear and smooth new oak; juicy and fresh, long and balanced.

90 Robert Talbott Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay, Kali Hart, Estate, Monterey County ($23)

Fresh and smooth with bright, juicy fruit and vanilla oak; silky, tangy and long.

89 Rocca Sveva 2015 Soave Classico, Italy ($15)

Smooth and juicy with clean, racy apple fruit; round and lush, ripe and long.

90 Rocca Sveva 2014 Castelcerino, Soave Superiore ($18)

Smooth, lush and juicy with ripe apple and melon fruit; round and floral with clean, rich style; long and balanced.

88 Ronco Delle Betulle 2015 Pinot Grigio, Friuli Colli Orientali, Italy ($14)

Smooth and bright, fresh and juicy with minerals, lively fruit and good balance; lush and tangy.

88 Ronco Delle Betulle 2014 Friulano, Friuli Colli Orientali ($15)

Clean, dry, bright and smooth with minerals, crisp fruit and balanced flavors; fresh, juicy and balanced.

90 Russiz Superiore 2015 Sauvignon, Collio
, Italy ($28)

Silky and tangy with clean, bright, racy fruit; lively, spicy and crisp with juicy, citrus style.

88 Rutherford Wine Company 2014 Lander-Jenkins Chardonnay, California ($15)

Smooth and lush with creamy style and ripe, juicy fruit; clean, rich and mellow with vanilla oak and tropical notes; long and bright.

89 Rutherford Wine Company 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($22)

Smooth and juicy with tangy citrus and lush fruit; dense and balanced with racy acidity and bright style.

90 Rutherford Wine Company 2014 Chardonnay, Napa Valley ($24)

Fresh and smooth with juicy style and tangy fruit; bright, lively and toasty with notes of vanilla oak; crisp and long.

87 Rutherford Wine Company 2014 Scott Family Estate Chardonnay, Carneros ($25)

Tart and tangy with fresh citrus and bright acidity; racy and balanced, long and juicy.

88 Sand Dollar 2014 Chardonnay, Central Coast ($15)

Clean, silky and bright with butterscotch and toasty oak; fresh and nicely priced.

88 Santa Julia 2015 Chardonnay Reserva, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina ($13)

Lush and ripe with smooth texture and racy acidity; juicy, bright and long.

91 Sarah’s Vineyard 2014 Chardonnay, Bruzzoni Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains ($32)

Ripe and rich with dense, toasty style buttressed by fresh, bright acidity; lush and juicy with depth and barrel-fermented characteristics.

88 Sauvignon Republic 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($10)

Gooseberry nose; juicy and fresh with racy fruit and tangy; crisp and tangy.

88 Sawtooth Winery 2015 Riesling, Skyline Vineyard, Snake River Valley ($13)

Smooth and floral with lilacs, peach and minerals; lush, off-dry and generous.

92 Schloss Saarstein 2015 Riesling, Kabinett, Mosel, Germany ($29)

Silky and elegant with racy acidity and bright lime; crisp and juicy with racy, lifted style; lone and pure.

92 Schloss Saarstein 2015 Riesling, QbA, Mosel, Germany ($42)

Silky and elegant with racy acidity and off-dry citrus; fresh and bright, tangy and balanced with notes of minerals; long and crisp.

91 Schloss Saarstein 2015 Riesling, Trocken, Alte Reben, Mosel, Germany ($43)

Bright and juicy with racy acidity and hint of earth; minerally, e3nw3 ane tangy.

91 Schloss Vollrads 2015 Volratz Riesling, Qualitaetswein dry, Estate, Rheingau, Germany ($18)

Dry, crisp and racy with lovely purity and tangy style; bright, minerally and long.

92 Schloss Vollrads 2015 Riesling, Qualitatswein, Estate, Rheingau, Germany ($20)

Smooth and elegant with soft sweetness and juicy acidity; tangy, pure and long.

92 Schloss Vollrads 2015 Riesling, Kabinett medium dry, Estate, Rheingau, Germany ($25)

Smooth and juicy with lush texture and tangy acidity; fresh and bright with racy citrus and a long finish.

94 Schloss Vollrads 2015 Ries Riesling, Spätlese, Estate, Rheingau, Germany ($31)

Juicy and elegant with tangy peach and racy acidity; pure and nicely balanced; fresh, lively with lovely tension between sweetness and crisp acidity,

88 Schmitt Sohne 2015 Riesling, QbA, Rheinhessen, Germany ($9)

Clean and smooth, fresh and tangy; bright, balanced and long.

88 Schmitt Söhne 2015 Riesling, Relax, Mosel, Germany ($10)

Clean, smooth and fresh with racy acidity and nice balance; medium sweet and pleasant.

90 Schug Winery 2015 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($25)

Silky texture and ripe, generous fruit and bright acidity; long and fresh with balance and good length.

90 Schug Winery 2015 Chardonnay, Carneros ($30)

Smooth and lush with ripe pear fruit and clean, silky style; balanced, fresh and long.

90 Scotto Cellars 2014 Napa by N.A.P.A. Bianca’s White, Napa Valley ($15)

Ripe and smooth, juicy and aromatic; lush and rich with clean, deep flavors; long and balanced.

90 Sean Minor Wines 2014 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($22)

Silky, juicy and clean with tangy acid structure; long, balanced and ripe.

89 Seifried Estate 2015 Old Coach Road Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson, New Zealand ($16)

Bright and intense with herbs, spice and citrus; fresh, clean and juicy.

90 Seifried Estate 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson, New Zealand ($18)

Smooth and racy with peach and citrus notes; fresh, balanced and deep.

89 Seresin Estate 2015 Momo Sauvignon Blanc, Organic, Marlborough, New Zealand ($18)

Smooth, clean and juicy with tangy acidity and bright; grass, gooseberry and fresh flavors.

92 Seresin Estate 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($22)

Tangy and fresh with racy acidity and silky texture; juicy and bright with elegant style and lively flavors; balanced, tangy and long.

91 Shaw & Smith 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, Australia ($22)

Fresh and juicy with bright herbal and citrus notes; racy, lifted and exuberant; balanced and long.

91 Sidebar Cellars 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, High Valley ($20)

Silky and bright with tangy citrus and crisp acidity; juicy and fresh with balance and a long finish; this is Dave Ramey’s second label.

92 Sidebar Cellars 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($34)

Silky texture, juicy citrus, spice and bright acidity; fresh, balanced and lush; This Dave Ramey’s second label.

88 Silver Veil 2013 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($20)

Smooth and ripe with lush pear and bright acidity; toasty oak and hints of vanilla; long and balanced.

88 Snoqualmie Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay, Whistle Stop, Columbia Valley ($13)

Smooth, fresh and juicy with clean, bright style; balance and long. Organic.

88 Sogrape 2015 Sogrape, Vinho Verde, Portugal ($NA)

tangy, crisp and racy, lively, fresh and balanced

90 Sparr, Pierre 2014 Pinot Gris,, Alsace, France ($19)

Smooth and racy with deep mineral and ripe apple fruit; floral and elegant with lovely balance and a long, juicy finish.

91 Sparr, Pierre 2014 Gewürztraminer Grand Cru Mambourg,, Alsace, France ($45)

Ripe rose petal nose; smooth, juicy and off-dry; smooth and ripe with creamy texture; spicy and aromatic.

88 St. Urbans-Hof 2015 Riesling, Nik Weis Selection, Mosel, Germany ($12)

Smooth and juicy with lime and tangy acidity; clean, bright and balanced.

89 St. Urbans-Hof 2015 Urban Riesling, Nik Weis Selection, Mosel, Germany ($15)

Smooth and crisp with mineral notes and off-dry citrus fruit; silky and fresh with juicy flavors and a long, bright finish.

92 Stonestreet 2015 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley ($35)

Smooth, lush and deep with classic flavors and lovely texture; ripe, juicy and long.

92 Stonestreet 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Alexander Valley ($40)

Bright and smooth with lush pear fruit and vanilla oak; fresh and graceful with silky texture and lovely balance; long and elegant.

92 Stony Hill Vineyard 2014 Chardonnay, Stony Hill Vineyard, Napa Valley ($48)

A cult classic for most of its 64 years of production; a charming, fruit-forward wine made for food and for aging; elegant, understated and smooth with lovely pear fruit and firm acid structure; balanced, bright and long.

91 Tablas Creek 2015 Patelin de Tablas Blanc, Paso Robles ($25)

Smooth, bright and juicy with racy citrus; fresh, ripe and balanced; crisp and deep, long and tangy.

90 Tablas Creek 2015 Cotes de Tablas Blanc, Adelaida District Vineyard, Paso Robles ($30)

Smooth and aromatic with minerals and lush texture; ripe and generous, deep and balanced.

92 Tablas Creek 2014 Espirit Blanc de Tablas, Adelaida District Vineyard, Paso Robles ($45)

Deep and dense with creamy texture and juicy acidity; clean, fresh and balanced; smooth, rich and luscious; long and supple.

92 Talbott Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ($50)

Smooth, ripe and elegant with ripe fruit, bright acidity and notes of vanilla oak; lush, balanced and long.

91 Talley Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay, Proprietor Grown, Edna Valley ($24)

Smooth and fresh, juicy and crisp with racy fruit flavors; bright, tangy and long with ripe pear and citrus; silky, elegant and long.

92 Talley Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay, Oliver’s Vineyard, Edna Valley ($38)

Another beauty from Brian Talley: smooth, bright with intense acidity and toasty, vanilla oak; mellow and yet lively, long and luscious.

93 Talley Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay, Rincon Estate, Arroyo Grande Valley ($44)

Another stunning Chard from Brian Talley; silky, rich and juicy with notes of toasted, vanilla oak; ripe pear and baked apple with firm, pure acidity; balanced and long.

92 Talley Vineyards 2014 Chardonnay, Rosémary’s Vineyard, Arroyo Grande Valley ($48)

Lush and dense with tangy, juicy acidity and plenty of oak complexity; rich but fruit-driven and balanced; long and racy.

89 Tenuta Campo al Mare 2014 Vermentino, Tuscany, Italy ($19)

Bright, juicy, fresh and clean, blanced and minerally.

89 Tenuta di Salviano 2015 Orvieto, Umbria, Italy ($15)

Juicy and fresh, clean and dry, tangy, long and charming

90 Tenuta Santa Maria alla Pieve 2014 Chardonnay, Torrepieve, Verona
, Italy ($31)

The Bertani family has been making wine in this Veronese property since the end of the 19th century; this wine is smooth and lush with bright acidity and good balance.

88 Terra D’Alter 2014 Reserva White, Alentejo, Portugal ($NA)

Juicy, balanced, clear and fresh, long , deep.

88 Tête Du Rhône 2015 Côtes du Rhône, France ($15)

Smooth and minerally with ripe apple fruit and juicy acidity; lush, mellow and balanced.

88 The Archivist 2015 Pinot Grigio, Central Coast ($15)

Smooth, creamy and lush with vanilla and ripe fruit; balanced, fresh and long.

88 The Archivist 2014 Chardonnay, Monterey ($18)

Smooth and lush with toasty oak and bright acidity; balanced, clean and long.

89 The Prisoner Wine Company 2014 Blindfold, California ($32)

Smooth and dense blend of six varieties; creamy, lush and ripe; deep and balanced.

92 The Vineyard House Winery 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley ($75)

Smooth, bright and juicy with crisp, pure flavors; ripe. elegant and balanced; long and lush.

88 Thomas Goss 2016 Riesling, Adelaide Hills, Australia ($17)

Smooth and juicy with ripe lime and tangy acidity; fresh, racy and long.

88 Thomas Schmitt 2015 Riesling, QbA, Estate, Mosel, Germany ($14)

Smooth and lush with juicy peach and clean fruit; ripe and tangy, long and stylish.

89 Thomas Schmitt 2015 Riesling, Kabinett, Estate, Mosel, Germany ($15)

Silky and bright with clean flavors of citrus and stone fruit; lively, fresh and long.

90 Thomas Schmitt 2015 Riesling, Spätlese, Estate, Mosel, Germany ($16)

Silky, ripe and juicy with tangy acidity and smooth texture; slightly sweet and lush; balanced, long and fresh.

89 Three Rivers Winery 2014 Chardonnay Reserve, Columbia Valley ($22)

Smooth, dense and woody with muted fruit and decent balance; long, deep and clean.

93 Three Sticks LLC 2014 Chardonnay, Durell Vineyard, Sonoma Valley ($50)

Bob Cabral left Williams-Selyem and signed on with Bill Prince III (thus the winery name); he made this alongside Don Van Staaveren; silky and smooth with mature fruit and tangy, racy acid structure; soft hints of toasty oak, long, mellow and balanced.

89 Tierra Y Mar 2013 Chardonnay, Haut Select, North Coast ($18)

Smooth and juicy with apple and citrus fruit; lush with notes of toasted oak and good balance; long and fresh.

90 Tierra Y Mar 2014 Chardonnay, Chemin d’Or Cuvée, Russian River Valley ($25)

Smooth, crisp and bright with lively acidity and silky texture; juicy and fresh with bright style and good balance; long and generous.

88 Toad Hollow Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay, Unoaked Francine’s Selection, Mendocino ($15)

Smooth and fresh, ripe and tangy; lively, balanced and juicy, long and racy.

91 Tolosa 2014 Chardonnay, 1772, Edna Valley ($48)

Smooth, bright and juicy with vanilla oak notes; racy, fresh and long.

88 Tom Gore Vineyards 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, California ($15)

Fresh and racy with tangy acidity and lively citrus; long and crisp.

92 Treana Winery 2014 Chardonnay, Central Coast ($24)

Rich golden color; smooth, rich and toasty with vanilla and ripe pear fruit; creamy and elegant with racy acidity and a long, deep finish.

88 Treana Winery 2014 Blanc, Central Coast ($30)

Smooth, lush and aromatic; lush and balanced, rich and long.

91 Trione Vineyards and Winery 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, River Road Ranch, Russian River Valley ($23)

Juicy and clean with tangy acidity and spice; racy and lively style, long and balanced.

88 Troon Vineyard 2014 Applegate Valley ($20)

Fresh, clean and smooth; ripe, creamy and lush with spice and tangy tropical fruit.

89 Troon Vineyard 2014 Vermentino, Applegate Valley ($30)

Silky and fresh with juicy, tangy citrus fruit; clean, bright and balanced.

88 Troon Vineyard 2014 Longue Carabine, Applegate Valley ($34)

Smooth and dry with aromatic fruit and good acid balance; a mysterious field blend found in French vineyards; peachy and spicy.

88 Undone 2015 Dry Riesling QbA, Rheinhessen, Germany ($10)

Smooth, clean and dry with minerals and bright acidity; balanced, fresh and long.

88 Valckenberg 2015 Riesling, QbA, Pfalz, Germany ($14)

Fresh and juicy with green apple and lime; off-dry, balanced and showing minerals.

89 Vavasour Wines 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Awatere Valley, New Zealand ($18)

Racy and bright with tangy acidity, juicy grapefruit and feline notes; clean, fresh and long.

88 Verdad 2015 Albariño, Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, Edna Valley ($25)

Smooth, aromatic and juicy with notes of earth, spice and apple; clean, fresh and long. Biodynamic.

88 Vignobles Jeanjean 2015 Chardonnay Secret de Lunès,, Pays d’Oc IGP, France ($13)

Silky and clean with bright, fresh fruit and racy acidity; crisp, tangy and long; clean and balanced.

88 Villa Wolf 2015 Pinot Blanc, Pfalz, Germany ($12)

Smooth, bright and minerally with notes of melon and citrus; dry, clean and juicy; tangy and balanced.

88 Viña Casablanca 2016 Cefiro Sauvignon Blanc Reserva, Casablanca Valley, Chile ($11)

Smooth, clean and herbal with racy acidity and grassy notes; fresh and balanced, long.

88 Viña Casablanca 2015 Nimbus Chardonnay, Casablanca Valley, Chile ($23)

Clean, rich and tangy with smooth texture and spice; bright acidity and a long finish.

88 Viña Robles 2015 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles ($16)

Dense and earthy with intensity and ripe citrus fruit; complex and deep, long and balanced with a juicy finish.

90 Vinarija Zvonko Bogdan 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Palic, Serbia ($7)

Silky, juicy, clean and racy; fresh, tangy and balanced; a Serbian wine that is impressive and long.

88 Vinarija Zvonko Bogdan 2013 Icon Campana Albus, Estate, Palic, Serbia ($24)

Clean, ripe and juicy with racy acidity and aromatic style; spicy, crisp and long.

88 Vinum Cellars 2015 Chardonnay, V, Monterey ($14)

Smooth, ripe and juicy with smooth vanilla oak; mellow and balanced with ripe pear fruit and a mellow finish; long and creamy.

89 Wakefield Wines 2015 Pinot Gris, Clare Valley, Australia ($17)

Smooth and fresh with juicy, clean fruit; baked apple and pear, lively and balanced.

90 Wakefield Wines 2015 Jaraman Chardonnay, Clare Valley,Adelaide Hills, Australia ($25)

Smooth and juicy with bright pear and tangy acidity; structured and lifted with hints of vanilla oak and spice; bright and fresh.

90 Wakefield Wines 2015 Riesling, St. Andrews, Single Vineyard Release, Clare Valley, Australia ($40)

Juicy, smooth and bright with racy acidity and ripe citrus; silky and balanced, long and racy.

87 Waterbrook Winery 2015 Melange Founder’s White Blend, Columbia Valley ($12)

An aromatic blend with smooth, floral notes and bright spice; clean and juicy with a touch of sweetness.

88 Waterbrook Winery 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Vineyard, Columbia Valley ($13)

Smooth and clean with juicy citrus and decent balance; earthy and dense.

90 Weil, Robert 2015 Riesling, Trocken, Rheingau, Germany ($20)

Juicy and fresh with smooth, dry apple and citrus; clean and racy, bright and long.

92 Weil, Robert 2015 Ries Riesling, Kabinett, Rheingau, Germany ($30)

Smooth and crisp with juicy citrus, tangy peach, minerals and a touch of sweetness; fresh, racy and long.

92 Weil, Robert 2015 Riesling, Trocken, Kiedricher, Rheingau, Germany ($38)

Smooth and lush with juicy apple fruit and minerals; elegant and tangy with dry but rounded style; silky and refined, long and balanced.

93 Weil, Robert 2015 Riesling, Spätlese, Rheingau, Germany ($40)

Smooth and fresh, ripe and dense; lush, juicy and sweet with apple and peach fruit; long and balanced.

91 Weingut Baron Knyphausen 2015 Riesling, Feinherb QbA, Rheingau, Germany ($25)

Dry, elegant and racy with tangy lime and soft minerals; fresh, lively and balanced; long and lifted.

91 Weingut Baron Knyphausen 2015 Riesling, Spätlese, Rheingau, Germany ($26)

Bright, elegant and sweet with racy acidity and fresh, juicy citrus; balanced and long, fresh and pure.

90 Weingut Baron Knyphausen 2013 Riesling, Charta Kabinett, Rheingau, Germany ($35)

Dry and crisp with minerals and clean, bright citrus; silky, dense and long.

91 Weingut Baron Knyphausen 2015 Riesling, Roter QbA, Rheingau, Germany ($46)

Deep gold color; juicy and dry with tangy acidity and silky texture; rich and dense with racy style.

90 Weingut Johannishof 2015 Riesling, Charta QbA, Rheingau, Germany ($24)

Juicy, dry and smooth with density and minerals; lush and balanced, long and deep.

90 Weingut Johannishof 2015 Riesling, V Kabinett, Johannisberg, Rheingau, Germany ($26)

Lush and juicy with sweet, ripe, tangy style; rich and smooth; dense and bright.

92 Weingut Johannishof 2015 Ries Riesling, Spätlese, Johannisberger Klaus, Rheingau, Germany ($42)

Smooth and lush with bright, sweet, fresh citrus; rich, tangy and long.

91 Weingut Karl Schaefer 2015 Riesling, Sonnentropfchen QbA, Pfalz, Germany ($30)

Juicy and crisp with racy citrus and minerals; clean and slightly off-dry; smooth and fresh.

91 Weingut Karl Schaefer 2015 Riesling, Trocken, Durkheimer Spielberg, Pfalz, Germany ($38)

Dry, clean and racy with tangy acidity and bright fruit; fresh, juicy and long.

92 Weingut Karl Schaefer 2014 Ries Riesling, Trocken, Herrenberg, Pfalz, Germany ($67)

Juicy and bright with tangy, dry, racy citrus; bright and clean, lively and long; fresh and pure.

88 Weingut Liebfrauenstift 2015 Riesling, QbA, Rheinhessen, Germany ($17)

Racy and dry with lifted, dry citrus and minerals; smooth, balanced and fresh.

89 Westwood Estate Wines 2015 Roussanne-Viognier, Annadel Gap Vineyard, Sonoma County ($36)

Smooth, dense and juicy with minerals, ripe fruit and good balance; fresh, bright and racy acidity; lush and generous.

87 White Hart 2015 Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco Vineyard, Central Coast ($19)

Clean and juicy with balance and tangy style; bright and fresh.

88 Whitehaven 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($20)

Smooth and ripe with herbal citrus and bright acidity; nice texture and good length.

88 William Hill Estate 2014 Estate Chardonnay, North Coast ($13)

Smooth and round with some toasty oak notes; clean, bright and balanced; fresh and long.

90 William Hill Estate 2015 Chardonnay, North Coast ($17)

Smooth and lush with toasty, ripe fruit; rich with tropical and spice notes; mellow and deep, long and balanced.

91 William Hill Estate 2014 Chardonnay, Benchland Series, Estate, Napa Valley ($40)

Smooth and ripe with tangy acidity and fresh, elegant flavors; bright, toasty and nicely balanced; long and juicy.

90 William Hill Estate 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley ($45)

Smooth, silky and lush with ripe fruit and rich texture; balanced, dense and elegant; long and bright.

93 Williams Selyem 2014 Chardonnay, Lewis MacGregor Estate Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($65)

Juicy and bright with deep pear and citrus fruit; tangy and lifted, fresh and toasty.

88 Wine Trees NV Kitchen Sink White Table Wine, California ($13)

Juicy and aromatic with spice, smooth texture and ripe fruit; lush, fresh and seamless; long and bright.

88 Wither Hills 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Wairau Valley – Marlborough, New Zealand ($14)

Crisp gooseberry and spice with fresh, clean bright style; minerally and tangy; long and juicy.

91 Wither Hills 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Single Vineyard, Rarangi, Marlborough, New Zealand ($25)

Smooth and bright with lemongrass, lime and racy acidity; juicy, spicy and showing lush texture and smooth minerals; crisp, balanced and long.

90 Wittmann 2015 Riesling, 100 Hills, Rheinhessen, Germany ($18)

Juicy and dry with racy citrus and bright acidity; silky and minerally with balance and finesse. Biodynamic.

91 Wittmann 2015 Riesling, Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany ($25)

Juicy and dry with tangy apple and citrus fruit; racy, crisp and long; fresh and balanced. Biodynamic.

92 Wittmann 2014 Riesling, Trocken, Westofener, Rheinhessen, Germany ($40)

Bright and dry with juicy peach and citrus fruit; silky and smooth texture; lush minerals and pure flavors. fresh and long. Biodynamic.

95 Wittmann 2015 Ries Riesling, Morstein, Rheinhessen, Germany ($92)

Golden color; lush peach nose; smooth, dry and elegant with bright peach fruit and rich minerals; ripe and complex with finesse and fine length. Biodynamic.

91 Zenaida Cellars 2015 Force de Fleurs, Paso Robles ($32)

Smooth and fresh with creamy texture and ripe, sweet peach fruit; good acid structure and lush style; long and balanced.

 

RED WINE


90 1000 Stories 2014 Zinfandel, Batch 11 – Bourbon Barrel Aged, California ($19)

Smooth, lush and juicy with bright plum and blackberry; fresh, balanced and long.

88 A to Z Wineworks 2014 Pinot Noir, ($19)

Silky and pale, crisp and lively with racy acidity; fresh and bright, tangy and long.
90 Acacia Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Carneros, Los Carneros ($29)

Deep, bright color; smooth, rich and showing black cherry and spice; silky and lush with tangy acidity and long, bright style.

95 Acumen Wine 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mountainside, Napa Valley ($60)

One of the last wines made by the late Denis Malbec, it is a fitting tribute; exquisite lush texture enrobes rich plum and berry flavors, smooth notes of vanilla oak and spice add subtle accents; balanced and deep, it is equivalent to wines selling for fi

90 Adelaida Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Adelaida District Vineyard, Paso Robles ($30)

Smooth and lush with soft, mellow texture and elegant style; ripe cherry and savory notes; clean, mellow and balanced, long and restrained.

94 Adelaida Cellars 2014 Syrah, Anna’s Estate Vineyard, Adelaida District, Paso Robles ($50)

Dark and luscious with rich blackberry and cassis; deep, concentrated and rich with smooth texture and great finesse; long and delicious.

93 Adelsheim Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Willamete Valley ($32)

Smooth, dense and juicy with ripe cherry and tangy acidity; beautifully balanced, crisp and elegant; lush and long.

92 Admirable Family Vineyards 2013 Vigneronne, Santa Barbara ($60)

Smooth and lush with ripe blackberry and spice; dense, rich and balanced; The Cointreau family ventures into California wine.

91 Agly Brothers 2010 Cotes du Roussillon Agly Valley, France ($38)

Dark and showing a spicy nose; juicy and bright with silky texture and ripe blackberry fruit; balanced and dense with a long finish.

91 Agricola Punica 2014 Montessu, Sardinia, Italy ($30)

Smooth, earthy, juicy and balanced, long and spicy.

88 Aia Vecchia 2013 Lagone, Toscana IGT, Italy ($15)

Smooth and lush with juicy, clean flavors; toasty and fresh, lush and balanced.

92 Aia Vecchia 2012 Sorugo, Bolgheri, Italy ($35)

Another winner from this extremely happening appellation; a blend of Bordeaux varieties that is smooth, elegant and lovely; long and balanced, deep and complex.

88 Alamos 2015 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($13)

Smooth and toasty with clean berry fruit; dense, fresh and balanced; long and stylish.

91 Alamos 2014 Malbec, Selección, Mendoza, Argentina ($17)

Made from grapes grown at elevations up to 5,000 feet in the Uco Valley; smooth and dark with rich berry fruit and soft hints of oak and spice; lovely and particularly impressive at this price; from the dynamic Catena family.

91 Albatross Ridge 2013 Pinot Noir, Estate Reserve, Estate, Carmel Valley ($55)

Rosy, crispy and juicy, lively fresh

86 Alias Winery 2014 Pinot Noir, California ($11)

Clean, juicy and simple; bright cherry fruit; balanced.

92 Alta Colina 2013 Syrah, Toasted Slope, Adelaida District Vineyard, Paso Robles ($48)

Dark and dense with tangy acidity, lots of spice and deep, juicy blackberry fruit; balanced, toasty and long.

90 Alta Vista 2015 Malbec, Estate, Mendoza, Argentina ($20)

Smooth and juicy with tangy plum and blackberry; tannic and clean with racy fruit and lively acidity.

87 Alta Vista 2013 Malbec, Terroir Selection, Estate, Mendoza, Argentina ($29)

Smooth and juicy with racy acidity and earthy notes; long and dense.

91 Alta Vista 2013 Malbec, Temis, Estate, Mendoza, Argentina ($48)

Dark, dense and smooth; with tangy berry fruit and lots of depth; juicy, rich and in need of cellaring.

91 Amavi Cellars 2014 Syrah, Les Collines Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley ($41)

Silky and spicy with juicy blackberry and boysenberry; toasty, lush and tangy, long and balanced.

90 Amici Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($35)

Fresh and tangy with bright red cherry and racy acidity; bright, juicy and long; lively and pure, long and stylish.

89 Anaba 2013 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Valley ($36)

Smooth and ripe with depth and lush black cherry and spice; dense and juicy with length and style.

89 Anaba 2014 Pinot Noir, Las Brisas Vineyard, Carneros ($48)

Pale and silky with light weight and tangy acidity; fresh and refined, long and juicy.

90 Ancient Peaks 2014 Zinfandel, Margarita Vineyard, Paso Robles ($18)

Rich, spicy nose; smooth, ripe and generous with silky texture and fruit-forward style; balanced and long.

89 Ancient Peaks 2013 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles ($36)

Smooth and lush; simple but intense and balanced; long and rich.

88 Andis Wines 2013 Painted Fields, Sierra Foothills, Amador County ($20)

Juicy and bright, earthy and concentrated; tangy and ripe with balance and fresh flavors; deep and long.

90 Andis Wines 2013 Zinfandel, Single Vineyard Estate, Amador County ($25)

Juicy and rich with spice and bright cherry and blackberry fruit; tangy and racy with silky texture and a long, fresh finish.

91 Anne Amie 2014 Pinot Noir, Winemaker’s Selection, Estate, Willamette Valley ($25)

Lush cherry fruit and juicy style; ripe, juicy and balanced with rich texture and fresh flavors; long and deep.

92 Antigal Winery & Estates 2013 Malbec, Antigal Uno, Tupengato, Uco Valley,Mendoza, Argentina ($18)

Deep color with a rich, blackberry nose; intriguing spice and generous fruit; tangy and bright with lovely structure; an excellent value..

92 Antigal Winery & Estates 2010 Aduentus Classic, Mendoza, Argentina ($28)

Earthy nose; dense, earthy and intense with smooth, rich and spicy berry fruit; complex and long.

93 Antigal Winery & Estates 2008 Malbec, One, La Dolores, Mendoza, Argentina ($88)

Smooth, lush and dense with elegant plum and berry fruit; floral, deep and spicy; long and balanced, elegant.

90 Argento 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina ($14)

Smooth and dense with juicy plum and soft spices; toasty and balanced, long and rich.

90 Argot 2013 Pinot Noir, Hawk Hill VIneyard Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($60)

94 Arietta 1996 Napa Valley ($NA)

Smooth and balanced, vibrant and Bordeaux-like; juicy and fresh, mellow and mature.

92 Arietta 2013 Quartet, Napa Valley ($65)

Smooth and velvety with juicy acidity and bright berry fruit; toasty, lush and balanced; long and lush.

93 Arietta 2013 Merlot, Hudson Vineyards, Napa Valley ($75)

Smooth, lush texture; arm and ripe with rounded plum and spice; pure, rich and long; fresh and elegant.

94 Arietta 2013 Variation One, Napa Valley ($100)

Smooth and spicy with rounded and smooth texture; juicy and fresh with bright, bold flavors.

93 Arietta 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($125)

Bright and juicy, lifted and tangy with pure, balance flavors; made from Coombsville fruit; elegant and showing finesse and style; long and generous.

95 Arietta 2013 H Block, Hudson Vineyards, Napa Valley ($150)

Smooth and luscious with velvety texture and lovely, juicy raspberry fruit; toasty and complex, generous and long.

93 Arrowood 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Cross Vineyard, Knights Valley ($35)

Dark and dense, smooth and rich; deep, intense and luscious; ripe blackberry and cherry; notes of licorice, toasted oak and spice; lovely texture and length.

91 Atze’s Corner Wines 2015 GSM, Estate, Barossa Valley
, Australia ($20)

Ripe berry fruit and juicy style; bright and tangy, fresh and spicy; long and exuberant, smooth and long.

89 Aveleda 2011 Touriga Nacional, Follies, Bairrada, Portugal ($NA)

rich, lush and bright, juicy, tangy and spicy

88 Azienda Agricola Inama 2013 Bradisimo, Colli Berici, Italy ($30)

Ripe, herbal nose; silky and bright with balanced flavors of bright herbs and spice; smooth, juicy and long.

90 Azienda Agricola Poliziano 2014 Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, Italy ($15)

Bright and juicy with tangy acidity and smooth berry fruit; ripe, round and lively; a baby Brunello.

90 Azienda Agricola Poliziano 2012 Merlot, In Violas, Cortona DOC, Italy ($27)

Smooth and juicy with lush plum and tangy acidity; fresh, balanced, dense and charming; bright and long.

91 Azienda Agricola Poliziano 2013 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Italy ($28)

Dense, earthy and bright with raspberry and plum flavors; rich and fresh with depth and lots of charm.

93 Azienda Agricola Poliziano 2012 Asinone, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Italy ($60)

Lush and deep with earth, toasty oak and bright plum fruit; rich, complex and balanced with lovely Sangiovese character and soft violets.

88 Azienda Agricola Stefanino Morra 2014 Barbera D’Alba, Piedmont
, Italy ($$13)

Smooth, ripe and juicy with fresh, tangy berry fruit; silky, bright and spicy with fresh style and good length.

89 Azienda Agricola Stefanino Morra 2013 Roero, Piedmont
, Italy ($$19)

Silky and bright with ripe blackberry and good acid structure; fresh and showing notes of spice and earth; smooth and long.

88 Azienda Vitivincola Ciu Ciu 2012 Oppidum, Marche, Italy ($28)

Dark and earthy with dense mineral and spice; cassis, blackberry and herbs; smooth and long.

88 Badia a Coltibuono 2015 Cetamura, Chianti DOCG, Italy ($11)

Smooth, bright and juicy; fresh, youthful and tangy with lively acidity and ripe black raspberry; snappy and charming, long and racy.

90 Badia a Coltibuono 2014 RS, Chianti Classico DOCG, Italy ($20)

Smooth, juicy and ripe with cherry, raspberry and plum fruit; silky and rounded, long and lush; long and balanced.

92 Badia a Coltibuono 2011 Badia a Coltibuono, Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Italy ($35)

Smooth and lush with mature but fresh flavors of plum and raspberries; crisp, clean and nuanced; long and balanced.

92 Badia a Coltibuono 2011 Sangiovese, Sangioveto, Toscana IGT, Italy ($60)

Smooth and lush with rich black raspberry fruit and tangy acidity; a pure expression of Sangiovese; fresh, balanced and long.

90 Baileyana 2014 Pinot Noir, Firepeak, Estate, Edna Valley ($33)

Smooth, dense with ripe cherry and spice; silky texture and bright acidity; balanced and long.

90 Balletto Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, BCD Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($42)

Dark and lush with black cherry and spice; savory and rich.

87 Battle Creek Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir Reserve, Willamette Valley ($26)

Smooth and lush with spice and toasty oak; tangy and long.

88 Be Bordô 2014 Merlot Le Fruity Red,, Bordeaux, France ($12)

Smooth and bright, balanced and fresh; juicy and tangy with bright flavors and mellow texture; lively and long.

87 Beast 2013 Wildebeest, Columbia Valley ($25)

Smooth and silky with earthy style and tangy acidity; bright with some herbal notes; long and balanced.

90 Benessere 2014 Sangiovese, Estate, Napa Valley ($32)

Bright, juicy and crisp with racy acidity and snappy berry fruit; smooth, lifted and long.

91 Benessere 2014 Zinfandel, Black Glass Estate, Napa Valley ($35)

Fresh, silky and showing boysenberry, cherry and black raspberry; juicy and tangy with ripe, racy fruit flavors; crisp and long.

91 Benovia Winery 2014 Pinot Noir, Martaella Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($60)

Silky and crisp with bright acidity and juicy cherry fruit; snappy and fresh with racy style and a long, exuberant finish.

93 Benovia Winery 2014 Pinot Noir, Cohn Vineyard, Sonoma County ($75)

Lush and juicy with dense texture and rich bing cherry fruit; tangy and deep with hints of earth and oak; long, balanced and complex.

88 Benvenuto De La Serna 2015 Malbec, Mil Piedras, Vistaflores, Mendoza, Argentina ($12)

Deep and lush; smooth, dense and rich with plum and blackberry fruit; supple, smooth and stylish.

88 Benvenuto De La Serna 2014 Malbec, Estate, Mendoza, Argentina ($13)

Smooth and juicy with tangy black raspberry and spice; fresh and balanced, long and lively.

90 Benvenuto de la Serna 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mil Piedras, Vistaflores, Mendoza, Argentina ($20)

Ripe and rich with plum, cherry and spice; smooth, dense and balanced; long and lush.

91 Beringer Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Sonoma Coast ($25)

Ripe plum and berry nose; lush and ripe with spice and dried cherries; juicy and bright with balance and vanilla oak; long and fresh with a long, generous finish.

97 Beringer Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Private Reserve, Napa Valley ($170)

Dark and luscious with smooth texture and black plum with cassis and notes of spice, chocolate and earth; stunning depth and complexity; magnificent now, but give it a few years and you will see how great California Cabernet can be.

91 Bernardus 2013 Pinot Noir, Rosélla’s, Santa Lucia Highlands ($65)

93 Bernardus 2013 Pinot Noir, Pisoni, Santa Lucia Highlands ($70)

Lush and deep, rich

88 Bewitched 2012 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($23)

Savory and smooth with earthy black cherry fruit; lush and spicy with sleek texture and good balance.

90 Bishop’s Peak 2014 Pinot Noir, San Luis Obispo ($22)

Smooth, tangy and bright with spice and lush texture; ripe, juicy and long.

91 Black Kite Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Soberanes Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ($50)

Smooth and bright with ripe, sweet cherries and juicy style; fresh, mellow and lush; long and balanced.

92 Black Kite Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Redwoods’ Edge Vineyard, Anderson Valley ($60)

Smooth and lush, dense and ripe cherry fruit with velvety texture; elegant and savory with deep, rich style; balanced and long.
86 Black Stallion 2013 Merlot, Napa Valley ($40)

Tangy and thin; spicy and long.

92 Black Stallion 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($60)

Lush and rich with dark plum and soft spice; smooth and juicy, long and supple; ripe and lush.

90 Blair Estate 2013 Pinot Noir, Estate, Arroyo Seco ($45)

Pale, silky and bright; tangy, crisp and long.

92 Blair Estate 2013 Pinot Noir, The Reserve, Delfina’s Vineyard, Arroyo Seco ($75)

Pale and smooth with racy acidity and earthy notes; savory and showing cherry and spice; long and sleek.

91 Bodeagas Valtravieso 2013 Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain ($24)

Smooth and ripe with dense fruit and earthy notes; juicy, rich and concentrated; long and deep.

88 Bodega Classica 2015 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Tempranillo, Rioja DOC, Spain ($10)

Deeply colored with rich, toasty plum and raspberry fruit; fresh, juicy and silky-textured; a lovely wine that is an amazing bargain.

88 Bodega Classica 2013 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Crianza, Rioja DOC, Spain ($14)

Silky and crisp with tangy berry fruit; racy and fresh with clean, bright flavors and a long, juicy finish.

90 Bodega Classica 2009 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Reserva, Rioja DOC, Spain ($18)

Lush and deep with smooth texture and juicy berry fruit; fresh and bright but showing some maturity and finesse; long and lively.

90 Bodega Matarromera 2014 Granza Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero, Spain ($15)

Dark and smooth with juicy plum and berry fruit; racy and fresh with a long finish; an organic “natural” wine;.

90 Bodega Vidas 2015 Siete Vidas Tinto, Cangas DOP, Spain ($19)

Smooth, spicy and fresh with black raspberry fruit; juicy, dense and balanced; long and complex,

88 Bodega Vidas 2014 Siete Vidas Roble, Cangas DOP, Spain ($21)

Juicy and bright with berry fruit and spice; crisp and fresh, balanced and long.

87 Bodegas Anadas 2013 Care Crianza, Cariñena, Spain ($14)

Herbal nose; smooth and juicy with tangy acidity and good balance; herbal and long.

89 Bodegas Añadas 2015 Care Cariñena, Spain ($10)

Smooth and lush with ripe boysenberry and plum; juicy, fresh and balanced; seamless and lovely with remarkable depth for wuch an inexpensive wine.

90 Bodegas Añadas 2012 Care Garnacha, Finca Bancales, Carinena, Spain ($26)

Smooth texture with tangy acidity and fresh blackberry fruit; racy and juicy with balance and good length.

92 Bodegas Añadas 2010 Care Garnacha, XCLNT Seleccion Especial, Cariñena, Spain ($44)

Dense and meaty with ripe blackberry and cherry fruit; lush and rich with tangy acidity and balance; supple, deep and long.

90 Bodegas Bilbaínas 2009 Vina Pomal Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain ($25)

Lush and earthy, rich and rustic with smooth texture and rich wood; smooth, rich and dense.

88 Bodegas Franco-Españolas 2013 Rioja Bordón Crianza, Rioja, Spain ($15)

Juicy, earthy and smooth; juicy, silky and dense with balance and a long finish.
90 Bodegas Franco-Españolas 2010 Rioja Bordón Riserva, Rioja, Spain ($18)

Smooth and silky with notes of earth, minerals and spice; dense, rich and balanced; long and complex.

92 Bodegas Franco-Españolas 2007 Rioja Bordón Gran Riserva, Rioja, Spain ($25)

Lush and juicy, mature and smooth with bright acidity and good balance; lush and deep.

88 Boekenhoutskloof 2015 The Wolftrap, Franschhoek, South Africa ($12)

Smooth, juicy and toasty; clean, fresh and tangy with aromatics and spice; charming and a terrific value.

89 Bonterra Vineyards 2014 Zinfandel, Organic, Mendocino ($16)

Silky and smooth with fresh blueberry and spice; juicy and clean, tangy and balanced; bright, lush and long. Organic.

88 Boschendal 2014 Pinotage, Coastal Region, South Africa ($16)

Clean and smooth, juicy and lush with notes of earth and spice; bright and tangy, balanced and fresh.

88 Brazin Cellars 2014 Zinfandel, Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi ($17)

Smooth, silky and juicy with tangy, spicy berry fruit; lively, fresh and long.

89 Bridlewood Estate 2015 Pinot Noir, California ($15)

Spicy, black cherry nose; silky and lush with rich cherry fruit and savory notes; juicy and fresh with balance and good depth.

92 Brittan Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir, Gestalt Block, Willamette Valley ($57)

Silky, rosy, pure and juicy, long, and rich

90 Broadley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ($20)

Clean, bright cherry fruit and racy acidity; light but bursting with crisp berry flavor; fresh and long.

88 Broadside 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wild Ferment, Paso Robles ($18)

Racy and juicy with spice and tangy raspberry fruit; clean, smooth and long.

88 Bulletin Place 2015 Shiraz, South Eastern Australia ($10)

Smooth and toasty with ripe berry fruit; clean and lush with tangy style and good length.

87 Bulletin Place 2014 Merlot, South Eastern Australia ($13)

Smooth and ripe with berries and soft herbs; smooth and earthy, long and balanced.

89 Buried Cane 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley ($16)

Fragrant, dense and juicy with ripe plum and black raspberry; juicy, fresh and balanced; supple and long.

90 Buried Cane 2013 Heartwood, Columbia Valley ($25)

A mellow blend of six Rhône varieties; smooth, juicy and aromatic; tangy, fresh and generous.

89 Buty Winery 2014, Conner Lee Vineyard, Columbia Valley ($45)

Lush and smooth with ripe plum and soft herbs; deep, spicy and rich.

92 Buty Winery 2013 Columbia Redviva, Phinny Hill Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills ($50)

Dark and smooth with juicy plum and spice; ripe vanilla oak and silky texture; tangy and ripe, long and balanced.

92 Buty Winery 2013 Rediviva of the Stones, Rockgarden Estate, Walla Walla Valley ($60)

Lush and smooth with ripe blackberry and cassis fruit; rich, dense and showing vanilla oak and soft spice; ripe, deep and long.

91 Byron 2014 Pinot Noir, Nielson Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($45)

Bright and spicy with cherry and pomegranate fruit; savory and toasty, long and complex.

92 Byron 2014 Pinot Noir, John Sebastiano Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills ($55)

Silky and elegant with ripe cherry and juicy black currant fruit; notes of earth, spice and bright acidity; smooth and long.

93 Byron 2014 Pinot Noir, Monument, Santa Maria Valley ($65)

Silky and smooth with bright, intense raspberry and cherry fruit; juicy and generous with tangy, rich style; long and balanced.

88 Ca’ Momi 2014 Rosso, Napa ($15)

Dark and dense with berries, spice and earth; silky and balanced, long and fresh.

86 Ca’ Momi 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa ($25)

Smooth and juicy with spice and decent balance; dense and balanced.

93 Cabreo 2013 iL Borgo, Tuscany, Italy ($57)

Smooth, lush and ripe w/velvety texture, long and elegant, lush.

90 Cadaretta 2015 Inconceivable Wine Pinot Noir, The Fog Prince, Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard, Sierra Madre Vineyard, John Sebastiano Vineyard, ($25)

Smooth and ripe with juicy cherry fruit and bright acidity; fresh and lively, long and racy.

92 Cadaretta 2013 Syrah, Cadaretta, Estate Southwind Vineyard, Columbia Valley
($35)

Deep, dark color; smooth and concentrated with dense blackberry and cassis fruit; intense and rich with good notes of bright acidity; long and lush.

90 Cadaretta 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley
($50)

Smooth and rich with firm berry and plum fruit; toasted oak and spice; long and nicely balanced.

92 Cadaretta 2013 Windthrow, Columbia Valley
($60)

Deep berry and plum nose; lush and generous with depth and ripe flavors; smooth and rich, balanced and long.

86 Caiarossa 2011 Tuscany IGT, Italy ($25)

Smooth and juicy with earthy, rustic style; tangy, balanced and fresh.

87 Cambridge Cellars 2014 Merlot, California Series, ($14)

Smooth and juicy with bright plum and soft, tangy style; bright and balanced.

88 Campo Alla Sughera 2013 Adeo, Bolgheri, Italy ($46)

Smooth and juicy with crisp acidity and herbal notes; lush, deep and clean.

90 Campo alla Sughera 2010 Arnione Superiore, Bolgheri, Italy ($76)

Smooth and rich with plum, blackberry and spice; clean, balanced and deep; long and juicy.

90 Cannonball Winery 2014 Merlot, Sonoma ($15)

Smooth and smoky nose; lush, velvety and rich with tangy plum and berries; balanced and impressive – especially at this price.

88 Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Estate, Horse Heaven Hills ($25)

Toasty and spiced with earthy, dusty plum and berry fruit; bright and balanced, long and smooth, fresh and juicy.

90 Canoe Ridge Winery 2012 Merlot Reserve, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills ($25)

Lush and juicy with dense plum and spice; tangy and long with clean, racy flavors; ripe and dense.

90 Carlin de Paolo 2015 Barbera, Cvrsvs Vitae, Barbera d’Asti, Italy ($16)

Dark and smooth, juicy and rich; fresh, bright and balanced; lively and lush; classic and nicely priced.

90 Carlin de Paolo 2013 Nebbiolo, Terre Alfieri, Italy ($20)

Juicy and bright with tangy acidity and smooth texture; fresh, racy and bright with balance and good length.

87 Carlin de Paolo 2012 Barbera, Ad Libitvm, Barbera d’Asti Superiore, Italy ($28)

Bright and tangy with earth and juicy raspberry; silky and long.

88 Carlin de Paolo 2012 Cisterna d’Asti Superiore, Italy ($33)

Dense and meaty with juicy blackberry fruit; smooth and balanced.

92 Carlin de Paolo 2012 Barolo, Italy ($40)

Juicy, fresh and elegant; lively, complex and balanced; refined and long.

91 Carmel Road 2014 Pinot Noir, Monterey, Estate, Monterey ($25)

Smooth and lush with bright cherry fruit and racy acid structure; fresh, clean and balanced.

87 Carmel Road 2013 Pinot Noir, Panorama, Estate, Arroyo Seco ($35)

Bright and savory with dusty, tangy berry fruit; earthy, fresh and long.

89 Carnivor Wines 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, ($15)

Smooth and lush with ripe, dense blackberry and cherry; toasty, rich and long.

91 Casa Ferreirinha 2013 Vinha Grande, Douro, Portugal ($NA)

juicy and earthy, rich and ripe, deep balanced, lush

88 Casa Marin 2013 Pinot Noir, Litoral, Chile ($25)

smoky, dense

89 Casa Marin 2010 Pinot Noir, Lo Abarca Hills, Chile ($46)

86 Casillero del Diablo 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Santiago, Central Valley, Chile ($11)

Smooth and herbaceous, smooth and spicy, clean and decent.

88 Castello di Monsanto 2014 Monrosso, Chianti DOCG, Italy ($15)

Juicy and spicy with tangy acidity and earthy style; fresh, lively and balanced.

90 Castello di Monsanto 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Italy ($25)

Bright and juicy with smooth texture and racy acidity; black raspberry and violets; spice and good balance.

90 Castello di Monsanto 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Nemo, Toscana IGT, Italy ($55)

Fresh, juicy and tangy with racy fruit and clean style; minerally, tangy and long.

87 Castoro Cellars 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($16)

Smooth and fresh with firm plum and berry flavors; balanced, deep and edgy; tight and long.

91 Castoro Cellars 2014 Zinfandel, Zinfusion, Estate, Paso Robles ($24)

Toasted oak and spice nose; smooth and spicy with bright berry fruit; smooth, balanced and fresh; juicy and rich, long and charming.

90 Castoro Cellars 2014 Tempranillo, Whale Rock Estate, Paso Robles ($30)

Silky and bright with juicy style; fresh, tangy and crisp with lively acidity and racy fruit; long and brisk.

90 Catena Zapata 2013 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($20)

Smooth and fresh with bright blackberry fruit; structured, balanced and supple; long and juicy, tangy and stylish.

90 Cave Spring Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, VQA Niagara Escarpment, Cave Spring, Niagara Peninsula, Canada ($19)

Silky and ripe with cherry and savory style; crisp, balanced and long.

92 Center of Effort 2014 Pinot Noir, Fossil Point, Edna Valley ($45)

Clear and okay, bright and long

91 Center of Effort 2012 Pinot Noir, Rosso Corsa, Estate, Edna Valley ($80)

93 Central Coast Group Project 2012 Syrah, Names, White Hawk Vineyard, Santa Barbara ($75)

Smoothly aromatic; silky and lush with lovely black raspberry fruit; 43 days on the skins has developed rich, mature flavors and great depth; rich, intense and complex with complexity and finesse.

93 Central Coast Group Project 2012 Syrah, Variations On A Clone, OP.1, White Hawk Vineyard, Santa Barbara County ($90)

Deep and lush with ripe black raspberry and floral notes; smooth, seamless and richly evolved flavors; silky, seamless and showing a bit of animale and earth.

90 Chalk Hill 2013 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($48)

Smooth and deep with dried cherry and spice; lush and dense, balanced and long.

88 Chalkboard 2015 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($10)

Smooth and spicy with juicy plum and blackberry; toasty and balanced with good length.

93 Challen Winery 2013 Pinot Noir, Zotovich Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills ($65)

Toasty, bright

92 Challen Winery 2012 Pinot Noir, Japser, Santa Maria Valley ($85)

Elegant and refined

92 Chamisal 2013 Pinot Noir, Chamisal Vineyard, Edna Valley ($40)

Lush, smooth and ripe with cherry and strawberry fruit; juicy, fresh and tangy; long and balanced, fresh and classic.

90 Château Lassègue 2012 Les Cadrans Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France ($35)

Smooth and dusty with ripe plum and complex flavors; silky, fresh and balanced; long and juicy.

93 Chateau Potelle Winery 2014 VGS Potelle Two, Napa Valley ($65)

Dark and smooth with lush plum and berry fruit; lavish and rich with lovely texture and a long, ripe finish.

88 Chateau Souverain 2014 Merlot, ($13)

Smooth and juicy with clean, bright plum and soft texture; balanced and long.

88 Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley ($15)

Smooth and lush with deep plum and silky texture; bright, crisp and racy; long and balanced.

92 Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Merlot, Indian Wells, Columbia Valley ($20)

Lush and spicy with smooth, rich texture and ripe plum and berry fruit; clean, tangy and balanced with fresh, juicy style; racy and dense, long and generous.

90 Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills ($36)

Fragrant and lush nose; rich and juicy with plum, spice and earth; smooth, dense and deep; juicy, long and balanced.

91 Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cold Creek Vineyard, Columbia Valley ($40)

Dark and lush with spicy plum and deep, rich flavors; toasty oak, smooth texture and a long. dense finish.

89 Chehalem 2014 Pinot Noir, Three Vineyard, Willamette Valley ($32)

Bright and tangy with racy cherry fruit and juicy acidity; fresh and lively.

89 Cherry Pie Wines 2014 Pinot Noir, Cherry Tart , ($20)

Fresh and bright with crisp, juicy cherry fruit; clean, tangy and long.

90 Cherry Pie Wines 2013 Pinot Noir, Stanly Ranch, Napa Valley ($50)

Smooth, dense and rich with juicy cherry and savory notes; racy and fresh, long and bright.

92 Cherry Pie Wines 2013 Pinot Noir, Huckleberry Snodgrass, ($60)

Lush and deep with ripe black cherry and smooth texture; juicy, bright and balanced with an elegant, long finish.

94 Chimney Rock 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Tomahawk Vineyard, Stags Leap District ($155)

Sleek and juicy with smooth, velvety texture and bright, racy acidity; classic structure and great length.

86 Chronic Cellars 2014 Purple Paradise, Paso Robles ($15)

Smooth and silky with tangy black raspberry fruit; spicy wit some green notes; long and clean.

90 Chronic Cellars 2015 Sofa King, Paso Robles ($20)

Smooth, balanced and juicy with bright berry fruit and good balance; it’s difficult to take this wine seriously with this ugly label.

88 Chronic Cellars 2014 Sofa King Bueno, Paso Robles ($22)

Smooth, lush and juicy with tangy plum and berries; ripe, lively and long.

90 Chronic Cellars 2015 Dead Nuts, Paso Robles ($24)

Juicy and showing blackberry and cassis fruit; floral, smooth and long; another horrible label.

90 Clayhouse Wines 2013 Petite Sirah, Old Vines, Red Cedar Vineyard, Paso Robles ($23)

Dark and smooth, dense and rich; juicy, lush and balanced; long and ripe.

92 Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes 2014 Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France ($55)

Silky texture and meaty fruit with spice, earth and complexity; lush, deep and rich; smooth and long.

91 Clos De La Tech 2010 Pinot Noir, Estate, Santa Cruz Mountain Estates ($42)

Earthy and tannic,juicy black cherry with balance and depth,.

94 Clos De La Tech 2010 Pinot Noir, Domaine Valeta, Santa Cruz Mountains ($62)

From a 2.5-acre vineyard located at 2200-feet above sea level; earthy, lightly herbal and spicy; high acidity and low tannins; juicy and extremely Burgundian.

92 Clos De La Tech 2010 Pinot Noir, Domaine Lois Louise Twisty Ridge, Santa Cruz Mountains ($82)

Lovely, warm black cherry nose; lush, dense and meaty; full-bodied, rich, smooth and long.

96 Clos De La Tech 2010 Pinot Noir, Domaine Du Docteur Rodgers, San Francisco Bay ($102)

Lush, earthy, spiced; silky smooth, medium bodied; perfumed, elegant and complex; deep, Burgundian and rich without being heavy

91 Clos Henri 2012 Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($33)

Silky and bright with fresh cherry fruit and floral notes; juicy and clean, long and balanced; elegant and smooth.

92 Clos Pepe Estate 2012 Pinot Noir, Estate, Santa Rita Hills ($59)

Rosy and bright

92 Clos Pepe Estate 2014 Pinot Noir, ($65)

Crisp and earthy

88 Columbia Winery 2014 Merlot, Columbia Valley ($16)

Smooth and lush, bright and showing plum, spice and good depth; rich, deep and nicely balanced.

88 Concha y Toro 2015 Frontera After Midnight, Central Valley, Chile ($6)

Herbal nose; smooth and ripe with plum and herbs; juicy, lush and long; a pleasant wine and an incredible price.

88 Concha y Toro 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Gran Reserva, Marchigue, Chile ($17)

Smooth, velvety and ripe; juicy black cherry and spice; lush and long.

88 Concha y Toro 2014 Marques de Casa Concha Carmenère, Peumo, Chile ($25)

Dark and intense; spicy green herb nose; smooth and lush with ripe plum and herbal notes, long and balanced.

92 Concha y Toro 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Don Melchor, Don Melchor Vineyard, Alto Maipo Valley, Chile ($125)

Deep, dark color; lush, herbal nose; rich, silky texture; ripe plum and blackberry fruit with notes of toasty oak; dense and supple, balanced and long.

88 Cono Sur 2015 Merlot, Bicicleta, Central Valley, Chile ($12)

Soft ripe and herbal nose; smooth, lush and rich with ripe plum and notes of coffee and soft herbs; long and balanced.

88 Cono Sur 2015 Pinot Noir, Bicicleta Organic, Colchagua Valley, Chile ($14)

Cherry and herbal nose; smooth and fresh with tangy cherry fruit and good structure; long and mellow with hints of toasted herbs; long and balanced.

87 Cono Sur 2012 Merlot, 20 Barrels, Peralillo Estate, Colchagua Valley, Chile ($35)

Smooth and lush with herbal notes; dense, spicy and long.

88 Contour Wines 2013 Pinot Noir, Napa, Sonoma, Monterey County ($15)

Smooth, fresh and juicy with red cherry fruit and tangy acidity; bright and balanced; a pretty nice wine for the price.

90 Cooper Mountain Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir, Estate, Willamette Valley ($25)

Smooth and juicy with bright black cherry and racy acidity; fresh, balanced and long.

91 Copain Wines 2014 Syrah, Tous Ensemble, High Rock Ranch, Hawks Butte Vineyard, Mendocino County ($24)

Silky and juicy with spice and tangy blackberry and boysenberry fruit; smooth, ripe and showing toasty oak and a bright finish.

92 Copain Wines 2015 Pinot Noir, Tous Ensemble, Hein, Abel, Nelson, Hennenberg Vineyard, Mendocino ($28)

A harmonious blend of four vineyards; silky texture and bright cherry fruit with subtle notes of oak; tangy and elegant, long and juicy.

89 Coppo 2014 Barbera, L’Avvocata, Barbera d’Asti, Italy ($15)

Spicy, berry nose; fresh, clean and juicy with tangy acidity and silky texture; bright, balanced and charming.

91 Coppo 2012 Barbera, Camp du Rouss, Barbera d’Asti, Italy ($21)

Spicy nose; lush and juicy with racy acidity and dense flavors of earth, black raspberry and spice; fresh, tangy and long.

94 Coppo 2010 Barbera, Pomorosso, Barbera d’Asti, Italy ($50)

Smooth nose of earth and berries; dark, lush and smooth with mellow fruit and toasty oak; a dramatic demonstration of how great Barbera can be; rich, elegant and stunning.

90 Cordant Winery 2014 Grenache, Wills Hill Vineyard, Paso Robles – Willow Creek ($42)

Smooth and lush with ripe blackberry fruit; dense, spicy and rich; tangy, deep and balanced.

91 Cortes de Cima 2012 Tinto, Alentejano, Portugal ($NA)

smooth, rich and juicy, balanced and long

88 Danzante 2015 Tuscan Red Blend, Tuscany, Italy ($10)

Silky and juicy with light, fresh and lively fruit; clean and bright with brisk flavors and lively spice; fresh and balanced.

88 Dark Horse NV Blend No 33.1, ($10)

An international blend of six varieties that is dark and dense with rich, sweet, intense flavors; smooth, lush and deep; clean, long and generous.

88 Davies Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley ($35)

Smooth and ripe with crisp cherry fruit; fresh and balanced with savory notes and bright fruit.

90 Davies Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyards, Anderson Valley ($60)

Smooth, lush and spicy with bright cherry fruit and spice; smooth and tangy, long and earthy.

92 Davis Bynum 2014 Pinot Noir, Jane’s Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($25)

Silky and bright with cherry fruit and tangy acidity; juicy, savory and deep with balance and good length.

92 De Bortoli Wines 2014 Shiraz, Regional Reserve, Heathcote (Victoria), Australia ($18)

Deep, dark color; ripe blackberry and spice nose; dense and bold with ripe berry fruit but somewhat restrained and even elegant; smooth, spicy and balanced with a long, lush finish.

90 De Bortoli Wines 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Yarra Valley, Australia ($38)

Mature and toasty with silky texture and an earthy, savory style; balanced, long and smooth.

88 Dearly Beloved 2013 I Thee Red, Central Coast ($10)

Spicy nose; smooth, juicy and tangy with ripe fruit and clean, pleasant style; fresh and long.

86 Denario 2014 Pinot Noir Reserva Rio Negro, Patagonia, Argentina ($17)

Smooth, dense and earthy; mature and long.

92 Dominio del Plata 2013 BenMarco Malbec, Uco Valley, Argentina ($18)

Made from grapes grown at 3000 feet elevation by superstar winemaker Susana Balbo; smooth, lush and toasty with juicy blackberry and plum fruit; tangy, fresh and long.

90 Dominio del Plata 2013 BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon, Uco Valley, Argentina ($20)

Smooth and elegant with ripe plum, cassis and spice; rich and silky with balance and finesse; long and stylish.

91 Dominio del Plata 2013 BenMarco Expresivo, Uco Valley, Argentina ($35)

Deep, dark and juicy with tangy blackberry and cassis fruit; smooth and dense, long and balanced.

93 Dominus Estate 2013 Napanook, Napa Valley ($69)

Smooth and dusty with tangy plum and blackberry; supple and rich with lovely flavors and structure; impressive now, even better with some cellar aging.

89 Don Miguel Gascón 2015 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($15)

Smooth and lush, ripe and fresh with black raspberry fruit and good structure; clean, balanced and long.

91 Don Miguel Gascón 2014 Malbec Reserva, Mendoza, Argentina ($25)

Smooth and dense; made with fruit grown at high elevation in the Uco Valley and Agrelo; rich, dark berry fruit, supple and deep with notes of chocolate and spice; lush and long.

88 Don Rodolfo 2015 Pinot Noir, Art of the Andes, Mendoza, Argentina ($12)

Earthy nose; smooth and bright with cherry and savory notes; fresh, balanced and long.

87 Donati Family Vineyard 2013 Claret, Paicines, Central Coast ($18)

Herbal, fresh and juicy; clean, lively and long.

87 Donati Family Vineyard 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paicines, Central Coast ($20)

Tart and tangy with clean plum and berry fruit; racy, crisp and long.

89 Donelan Wines 2013 Pinot Noir, Two Brothers, Sonoma County ($50)

Fresh

90 Donelan Wines 2013 Pinot Noir, Tripp’s Block, Mendocino Ridge ($70)

88 Donnafugata 2015 Nero d’Avola, Sherazade, Sicily DOC, Italy ($20)

Edgy and tangy with spice and notes of earth; juicy and balanced, long and showing bright berry fruit.

90 Donnafugata 2011 Tancredi, Sicily, Italy ($40)

Dark and dense with edgy, earthy flavors and juicy plum and blackberry; deep, intense and rich; smooth and generous.

93 Donnafugata 2011 Mille e una Notte, Sicily, Italy ($80)

Smooth and juicy with depth and elegant flavors of plum, spice and blackberry; silky texture and generous style; long and fresh.

90 Dry Creek Vineyard 2013 Merlot, Benchland and Hillside Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley ($26)

Silky, bright and very smooth; supple and showing plum, spice and notes of earth; balanced and long.

92 Dry Creek Vineyard 2014 Zinfandel, Old Vine Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley ($32)

Smooth, lush and juicy with blackberry, boysenberry and peppery spice; made from vineyards that average more than 95-years of age; rich, bright and tangy; long and charming.

92 Dry Creek Vineyard 2013 The Mariner, Dry Creek Valley ($45)

A blend of all five Bordeaux varietals; smooth and dense with rich and deep flavors of plum, blackberry and cassis; seamless and complex with rich, concentrated flavors and toasty oak; deep and balanced; give it time.

93 Dry Creek Vineyard 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Endeavour, Dry Creek Vineyard, Sonoma County ($70)

Lush and smooth with rich texture and ripe plum and blackberry; supple, tangy and deep with finesse and balance; long and intense.

93 Duas Quintas 2013 Ramos Pinto, Douro, Portugal ($NA)

Silky, toasty, ripe.

90 Duckhorn 2014 Merlot, Decoy, Sonoma ($25)

Smooth and bright with fresh plum and raspberry; juicy, crisp and balanced; fresh and long.

90 Duckhorn 2014 Migration Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($38)

Smooth, bright and juicy with black cherry and racy acidity; balanced and long with fresh style.

91 Duckhorn 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($72)

Dark and smooth with ripe plum and herbal notes; velvety and lush, long and balanced.

95 Duckhorn 2013 Merlot, Three Palms Vineyard, Calistoga, Napa Valley ($95)

Lush licorice nose; silky and supple with juicy plum and full-bodied flavors; mineral complexity and toasty oak; elegant, rich and structured with great balance and a long finish.

89 E. & J. Gallo 2014 Pinot Noir, Signature Series, Olson Ranch, Santa Lucia Highlands ($29)

Dense and meaty with ripe cherry and soft oak; deep and lush, long and balanced.

91 E. & J. Gallo 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Signature Series, William Hill, Monte Rosso Vineyards, Napa Valley ($36)

Smooth, dense and dusty with plum, cassis and fine acid structure; generous and balanced with deep flavors; rich and long.

91 E. & J. Gallo 2014 MacMurray Pinot Noir Reserve, Estate, Russian River Valley ($43)

Silky and tangy with bright cherry fruit and notes of earth; juicy and balanced with deep, savory style; long and mellow.

90 E16 Winery 2014 Pinot Noir, E16 Selection, Russian River Valley ($40)

Clean, juicy and bright with racy acidity and crisp cherry fruit; silky and lively. long and fresh.

91 E16 Winery 2014 Pinot Noir, Upper Bench, Santa Lucia Highlands ($42)

Smooth and lush with ripe black cherry and savory notes; dense, deep and tangy; lifted and supple with a long. smooth finish.

90 E16 Winery 2014 Pinot Noir, Bowland Ranch, Bennett Valley ($44)

Smooth, dense and spicy with ripe black cherry and savory notes; rich and tangy.

92 E16 Winery 2014 Pinot Noir, Trenton 1880, Russian River Valley ($50)

Smooth and ripe with lush cherry and plum fruit; rich and juicy with lovely texture and deep flavors; long and balanced.

93 E16 Winery 2014 Pinot Noir, The West End, Anderson Valley ($60)

Bright, fresh and juicy with racy cherry and raspberry fruit; rich, deep and seductive; smooth, lush and long.

87 Eden Ridge 2013 Barrel Select, ($13)

Smooth, fresh and fleshy with juicy red fruit; softly herbal, bright and balanced.

91 Edmeades 2013 Edmeades’ Folly, Mendocino ($26)

Smooth and juicy with vanilla oak and ripe blackberry fruit; spicy, rich and balanced.

89 Edmeades 2013 Petite Sirah, Mendocino County ($35)

Silky and dark with spice and tangy acidity; smooth, dense and juicy with black fruit and depth; rich and long.

90 Edna Valley Vineyard 2014 Merlot, Central Coast ($16)

Lush and ripe with tangy acidity and bright plum; smooth, dense and rich with balance and lovely depth.

89 El Esteco 2015 Malbec, Cuma, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina ($12)

Rich berry nose; smooth, lush and juicy with racy acidity and fresh blackberry fruit; fruit forward without oak; ripe and long.

90 El Esteco 2014 Malbec, Don David, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina ($17)

Smooth and lush; ripe and juicy with concentrated blackberry fruit and a lush, smooth texture; balanced and long.

91 El Esteco 2013 Malbec, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina ($27)

Dark, juicy nose; lush and elegant with bright blackberry and toasty notes; silky texture and a long, elegant finish.

91 El Esteco 2012 Ciclos Icono, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina ($30)

Smooth and balanced, rich and juicy; tangy and fresh, structured and long with lively acidity and finesse.

92 El Esteco 2011 Altimus MMXI, Cafayate Valley, Argentina ($48)

Dark and fragrant; lush and deep with excellent structure and rich berry fruit; smooth texture; long and elegant.
93 El Esteco 2012 Chañar Punco, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina ($72)

Dark and fragrant; smooth and dense with rich texture and ripe berry fruit; deep, balanced and complex; long and generous.

92 Elk Cove Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ($29)

Smooth and juicy with bright berry fruit and lovely balance; fresh and tangy, long and showing great finesse.

93 Epoch Estate Wines 2012 Ingenuity, Paso Robles ($65)

Dark and dense with smooth texture, bright spice and notes of earth and pepper; complex and rich; deep and balanced with excellent length.

87 Erath Vineyards Winery 2014 Pinot Noir, Willakia Vineyard, ($19)

Bright and tangy with silky texture and racy acidity; crisp and long.

90 Estancia 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($14)

Smooth and ripe with juicy blackberry and cherry; lush and rich, fresh and long.

89 Estancia 2014 Reserve GSM, Monterey ($25)

Dark, dense and showing an earthy nose; smooth, lush and spicy; ripe and balanced, long and rich.

92 Failla 20 Pinot Noir, Keefer Ranch, Russian River Valley ($52)

silky, smooth, cherry and bright, long and balanced

90 Fairview 2015 Pinotage, Paarl, South Africa ($18)

Lush, smooth and ripe; juicy and clean with tangy acidity and lively flavors; rich, balanced and lively.

92 Falcone Family Vineyards 2014 Syrah, 94% Falcone Family, 6% Creston Valley Vineyard, Paso Robles ($30)

Dark and smooth nose; dense and rich with blackberry and sweet cherry fruit; lush, balanced and ripe; long and lovely.

92 Falcone Family Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mia’s Vineyard, Paso Robles ($50)

Rich and dense with sweet oak and ripe plum; rich, balanced and long with notes of vanilla and spice.

88 Familia Zuccardi 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Serie A, Uco Valley ($15)

Clean, tangy and spicy with lively plum fruit and racy acidity; fresh and long.

88 Ferraton Père & Fils 2014 Côtes du Rhône Samorens, France ($14)

Silky and fresh, juicy and bright with lively raspberry; smooth, balanced and bright.

89 Feudo Maccari 2014 Nero d’Avola, Sicily, Italy ($18)

Smooth, fresh and balanced, soft and long.

90 Finca El Origen 2015 Estate Blend, Mendoza, Argentina ($15)

Smooth and lush with bright, tangy plum and spice; dense, fresh and neatly balanced; long and showing considerable finesse; a remarkable wine at a terrific price.

91 Finca El Origen 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Gran Reserva, Vista Flores Single Vineyard, Mendoza, Argentina ($23)

Smooth and lush with dense blackberry and cherry; supple with notes of chocolate and spice; rich and long.

92 Flora Springs 2014 Estate Merlot, Napa Valley ($30)

Deep, smooth and ripe with juicy, toasty black fruit; lush and dense, ripe blackberry and spice; long and balanced.

93 Flora Springs 2014 Ghost Winery Malbec, Estate, Napa Valley ($55)

Dark and silky with ripe blueberry and spice; toasty and rich, complex and showing sweet vanilla oak and lovely balance; long and charming; another well-made wine from this often overlooked winery..

93 Flora Springs 2014 Trilogy, Napa Valley ($80)

Smooth and ripe with lush, juicy plum and cassis; juicy and intense with lovely balance and finesse; notes of sweet vanilla oak and spice.

89 Flowers 2014 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($30)

Thin, savory

91 Flowers 2013 Pinot Noir, Camp Meeting Ridge ($75)

Earthy, savory

91 Flying Goat Cellars 2012 Pinot Noir, Clone 2A, Rio Vista Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills ($42)

Dense cherry and cola nose; smooth and earthy with tangy cherry and savory notes; silky and juicy, deep and long.

93 Flying Goat Cellars 2011 Pinot Noir, Dijon Clones, Rio Vista Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills ($46)

Deep ruby color; smooth and lush with cherry fruit and bright acid structure; dense and elegant, long and balanced.

90 Fog Crest Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir, Estate, Russian River Valley ($50)

Bright

90 Fortress Wine 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County ($25)

Clean, smooth and juicy with bright, lively plum and spice; balanced and fresh, classic and long.

88 Foxen Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley ($35)

Silky and smooth with spice and toasty notes; savory and crisp with balance and length.

90 Foxen Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills ($38)

Smooth and juicy with ripe cherry and lively acidity; fresh and long.

91 Foxen Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, John Sebastiano Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills ($48)

Bright and crisp with racy acidity and juicy raspberry fruit; fresh, tangy and long.

92 Foxen Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Solomon Hills Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($58)

Lush and ripe with smooth texture and balanced flavors of cherry and plum; rich, balanced and long.

94 Foxen Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, La Encantada Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills ($62)

Ripe, juicy and elegant with bright acidity and lovely Burgundian style; fresh cherry and vanilla, long and lush, racy and lifted.

94 Foxen Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Melville Vineyard, Santa Rita Hills ($64)

Juicy, crisp and tangy with bright raspberry and cherry; lively, fresh and racy; long and balanced; Burgundian, fresh and lifted.

93 Foxen Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Julia’s Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($65)

Lush and juicy with plum and raspberry; dense and smooth, sweet new oak and a rich finish.

93 Foxen Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Block 43, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($66)

Smooth, lush and juicy with ripe black cherry and mellow style; ripe, tangy and long.

86 Francis Ford Coppola 2014 Pinot Noir, Diamond Collection Silver Label, Monterey County ($8)

Clean and smooth with appropriate berry fruit and tangy acidity; fresh, bright and balanced.

88 Francis Ford Coppola 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Director’s, Sonoma County ($9)

Smooth, rich and fresh; simple but balanced and pleasant.

88 Francis Ford Coppola 2014 Pinot Noir, Director’s, Sonoma Coast ($10)

Silky and smooth with ripe berry fruit and juicy acidity; bright, fresh and balanced; long and lush.

87 Francis Ford Coppola 2014 Pinot Noir, Director’s Cut, Russian River Valley ($13)

Clean, smooth and simple with nice dried cherry fruit; balanced and long.

88 Francis Ford Coppola 2014 Pinot Noir Reserve, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley ($15)

Bright and juicy with crisp red cherry fruit and silky texture; a very nice effort at a very low price.

90 Frank Family Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Lewis Vineyard, Sangiacomo Vineyard, Paldini Vineyard, Carneros ($35)

Spicy black cherry nose; silky, smooth and fresh with cherry and good acid structure; balanced, mellow and long.

93 Frank Family Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Benjamin Vineyard, Napa Valley ($53)

Dark, smooth and rich with lush texture and ripe plum and cassis; mellow and balanced, long and stylish.

87 Franz Keller Schwarzer Adler 2014 Pinot Noir, Franz Keller, Baden, Germany ($25)

Smooth and juicy with snappy acidity; fresh and balanced, savory and long.

90 Franz Keller Schwarzer Adler 2014 Pinot Noir, Franz Anton, Baden, Germany ($42)

Silky and crisp with clean, bright cherry fruit; racy and fresh, long and tangy.

93 Freemark Abbey 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley ($70)

Dark, deep and concentrated with ripe plum, cassis and spice; lush and long, balanced and rich.

94 Freemark Abbey 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Bosche Vineyard, Rutherford, Napa Valley ($150)

Smooth and juicy with generous plum and berry fruit; lush texture and rich, intense flavors with style and depth; long and balanced.

92 Frei Brothers 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Alexander Valley ($23)

Dark and rich with ripe blackberry and cassis; smooth, lush and juicy, tangy and fresh; balanced, long and deep.

90 Frei Brothers 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Alexander Valley ($27)

Dark and lush with deep plum nose; smooth, fresh and supple with ripe fruit and good depth; juicy, ripe and deep with lovely balance.

92 Galerie Wines 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Pleinair, Stagecoach, Red Hen, Van Z, Diamond Mountain, Howell Mountain Vineyard, Napa Valley ($50)

Smooth and lush with notes of earth, spice and herbs; ripe blackberry, plum and dense style; long and balanced.

94 Gamble Family Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
($50)

Plum and vanilla nose; lush, smooth and lush with plum and berry fruit; toasty, vanilla oak with deep, rich flavors; rich, balanced and long.

88 Garofoli Vini 2013 Montepulciano, PianCarda, Rosso Conero DOC, Italy ($16)

Bright and juicy with cherries, blackberries and spice; crisp, tangy and balanced with fresh fruit and racy acidity; long and fresh.

93 Gary Farrell 2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Selection, Sonoma ($45)

Dark, rich and smooth; clean, lush and juicy with bright cherry fruit; balanced and generous with tangy fruit and lovely style; long and deep.

88 Georges Duboeuf 2016 Gamay Beaujolais Nouveau,, Beaujolais, France ($12)

Smooth, dense and dark with juicy cherry, black raspberry and spice; tangy and long.

89 Georges Duboeuf 2015 Gamay,, Beaujolais-Villages, France ($13)

Silky and smooth with bright black raspberry fruit and crisp acidity; juicy, fresh and totally charming; fresh and nicely balanced.

91 Georges Duboeuf 2015 Gamay Château de Nevers,, Brouilly, France ($20)

Deeply colored and fresh with tangy black raspberry and cassis; owned by the De Chabannes family since 1832; the oldest vines, planted next to the chateau, approach 140 years old; lush and juicy with bright style and a long finish.

92 Ghost Pines 2014 Merlot, Winemaker’s Blend, Sonoma ($20)

Smooth, ripe nose; velvety and rich with deep plum, black raspberry and spice; long and balanced.

88 Ghost Pines 2013 Pinot Noir, Winemaker’s Blend, Monterey, Sonoma County ($23)

Smooth and lush with cherry fruit and balance; clean and juicy.

87 Glen Manor Vineyards 2013, Estate, Hodder Hill ($50)

Smooth and juicy with plum, spice and soft herbs; juicy and long.

90 Gloria Ferrer 2013 Pinot Noir, Estate, Carneros, Sonoma ($27)

Racy and bright with crisp cherry fruit; snappy and racy with edgy style; sleek, savory and long.

89 Gnarly Head 2014 Merlot, ($10)

Smooth and juicy with ripe plum, black raspberry and good balance; lush and fresh, long and quite charming.

88 Gnarly Head 2014 Authentic Black, Lodi ($12)

Dark, smooth and spicy with tangy structure and rich black fruit; no varietal declaration, but I would guess there’s a lot of Zin here; fresh, juicy and ripe.

88 Grafen Neipperg 2014 Lemberger, Wurttemberg, Germany ($25)

Spicy and tart with racy acidity and tangy style; fresh and lively.

89 Gran Passione 2015 Veneto, Italy ($13)

Dark and lush with juicy berry fruit; silky and rich with clean, balanced style; rich, fresh and seamless; long and bright, dense and charming.

88 Granite Heights Winery 2010 Evening Serenade, ($41)

Smooth and earthy with bright plum and spice; herbal and long.

88 Graziano Family of Wines 2013 Monte Volpe Primo Rosso, Mendocino ($11)

Silky and fresh, smooth and juicy with spicy, wild berries and good acidity; smooth, balanced and long.

86 Graziano Family of Wines 2013 Carignane, Old Vine, Mendocino ($19)

Smooth and earthy with juicy notes and density; rustic and long.

88 Graziano Family of Wines 2013 Saint Gregory Pinot Noir, Mendocino ($20)

Dark and smooth with soft flavors of black cherry; juicy and dense, spicy and long.

90 Graziano Family of Wines 2013 Monte Volpe Montepulciano, Mendocino ($28)

Deep, juicy and dense with ripe blackberry and spice; rich, lush and balanced.
88 Grgich Hills Estate 2012 Zinfandel, Estate, Napa Valley ($36)

Smooth and dense, spicy with ripe blackberry and plum; clean, juicy and long.

92 Grgich Hills Estate 2013 Petit Verdot, Miljenko’s Selection, Yountville Vineyard, Napa Valley ($65)

Dark, lush and spicy with deep plum and cassis; concentrated with notes of earth and toasted oak; a rare and welcome bottling of this variety.

92 Grgich Hills Estate 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($69)

Rich plum and cassis with smooth texture and balanced flavors; clean, juicy and long.

93 Grgich Hills Estate 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford Vineyard, Napa Valley ($90)

Ripe plum nose; silky, lush and rich with smooth texture and fine structure; balanced with juicy plum and toasted oak; balanced, refined and long. Biodynamic.

94 Grgich Hills Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville Vineyard, Napa Valley ($185)

Smooth plum nose; silky texture with generous plum fruit and toasty oak; deep and rich with balance and depth; showing notes of mocha, licorice and spice; long and graceful with lovely balance. Organic.

92 Groth 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville ($64)

Dark color; smooth and deep with lush plum and blackberry fruit; toasty, fresh and balanced; rich, complex and intense; long and intense.

94 Groth 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Oakville ($130)

Deeply colored and displaying a rich, smooth nose; lush and dense with ripe plum, grafite and cassis; toasty oak and classic style; long and balanced.

90 Grove Mill Wine Co 2013 Pinot Noir, Mairau Valley, New Zealand ($22)

Spicy cherry nose; silky and fresh with juicy berry fruit; crisp and lively, totally charming and bright; long and balanced.

87 Guarachi Family Wines 2014 Malbec, King, Mendoza, Argentina ($10)

Fresh, juicy and bright with tangy, ripe fruit and good balance; lively, clean and long.

90 Gundlach Bundschu 2013 Mountain Cuvée, Sonoma ($20)

Dark and rich with ripe blackberry and spice; smooth and juicy, tangy and long.

91 Gundlach Bundschu 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma ($50)

Dark and dense with lush texture and deep plum and berry fruit with notes of spice; smooth and rich, balanced and long.

93 Halter Ranch 2014 Cotes de Paso, Estate, Paso Robles ($32)

Silky and juicy with bright raspberry and pomegranate; generous, refined and rich; balanced and long.

94 Halter Ranch 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($35)

Smooth, ripe and dense with sweet oak and vanilla notes; ripe plum and blackberry, lush and deep; juicy and lovely.

95 Halter Ranch 2014 Syrah, Block 22 Estate Syrah, Paso Robles ($55)

Deep, dark color; smooth, rich and powerful; immense and juicy with long, intense fruit flavors; chewy and balanced, long and generous; they make amazing Rhône varieties in Paso.

90 Hearst Ranch Winery 2014 Randolph, Paso Robles ($25)

Bright cherry and pomegranate fruit; crisp and silky, juicy and smooth; fresh and balanced; long.

89 Hearst Ranch Winery 2014 Petite Sirah, The Pergola, Paso Robles ($30)

Simple, spicy and lush with spice, blackberry and earth; long and balanced.

91 Hearst Ranch Winery 2014 Tempranillo, Chileno, Paso Robles ($32)

Smooth, ripe and dense; clean and earthy, lush, rich and balanced; this 150,000 acre cattle ranch was founded by William Randolph Hearst in the mid 19th century. it is just four miles from Hearst castle. It only began producing wine in 2010.

90 Herzog 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, American Oak, North Coast ($35)

Smooth and toasty with vanilla and spice; ripe plum and bright acid structure; long and balanced with notes of spice and coffee. Kosher.

90 Holly’s Hill Vineyards 2015 Carignane, Estate, El Dorado ($28)

Dark and juicy with clean blackberry and cassis fruit; silky, smooth and tangy; lively, fresh and long.

90 Holly’s Hill Vineyards 2014 El Dorado Patriarche, Estate, Placerville ($32)

Dark and dense, rich and velvety; ripe and deep with smooth texture; long and intense.

88 Hope Estate 2014 Shiraz, Basalt Block, Estate, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia ($14)

Juicy and smooth with bright tangy berry fruit; fresh and spicy, long and bright with balance and style.

90 Hope Estate 2013 Shiraz, The Ripper, Estate, Geographe, Western Australia ($18)

Silky and lush with ripe black raspberry and spice; smooth and juicy with depth and ripe berry fruit; earthy, spicy and long; dense and stylish

91 Hope Estate 2013 Shiraz, The Ripper, Geographe, Western Australia ($20)

Smooth, dense and juicy; deep and spicy, velvety and lush; rich and balanced, intense and lovely; long and supple.

88 I Veroni 2014 Vino Biologico, Chianti Rufina, Italy ($13)

Crisp and racy with juicy floral notes; clean, fresh and tangy; long and bright. Biodynamic.

89 If You See Kay 2014 Lazio IGT
, Italy ($18)

Ripe, sweet blackberry nose; smooth and ripe with juicy blackberry with sweet, rich flavors; juicy with vanilla and lush fruit; intense and dark, long and intense.

87 Iron Hub 2013 Grenache, Estate, Shenandoah Valley ($25)

Smooth and ripe with juicy black raspberry; silky and earthy.

90 Iron Hub 2013 Estate Syrah, Shenandoah Valley ($29)

Silky and clean with smooth texture and juicy style; clean and balanced with ripe blackberry and tangy acid structure; long and bright.

87 Iron Hub 2013 Zinfandel, Esola, Amador County ($32)

Smooth and juicy with ripe blackberry fruit and good structure; blanced and long.

88 Irony 2014 Pinot Noir, Black Small Lot Reserve, Monterey ($16)

Dark, smooth and ripe; rich black cherry and soft acidity; juicy and dense.

91 J Vineyards & Winery 2015 Pinot Noir, 70% Monterey County/26% Sonoma County/4% Santa Barbara County ($25)

91 J Vineyards & Winery 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Russian River Valley ($40)

Smooth and ripe with cherry and spice; fresh, silky and long with balance and style.

95 J. Davies 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Jamie, Estate, Napa Valley ($200)

dark, smooth and rich nose smooth, deep and juicy with tangy, balanced plum and black raspberry fruit; elegant, supple and dense; lush and complex, notes of licorice and chocolate; long and lovely.

88 J. Lohr 2015 Valdiguié, Wildflower, Estate, Monterey County ($10)

Also known as Napa Gamay, deeply colored and lush with spice, tangy fruit and some depth; rich, deep and juicy; long and interesting.

89 J. Lohr 2014 Merlot, Los Osos, Estate, Paso Robles ($15)

Lush and smooth with ripe plum and blackberry fruit; toasty, ripe and deep; supple, long and balanced.

88 J. Lohr 2014 Pinot Noir, Falcon’s Perch, Estate, Monterey County ($17)

Smooth and spicy with black cherry and savory notes; fresh and juicy with a bright finish.

91 J. Lohr 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hilltop, Paso Robles ($35)

Smooth and toasty with lush texture, ripe plum and spice; deep, rich and balanced with hints of chocolate; rich and balanced.

93 J. Lohr 2012 Cuvée PAU, Paso Robles ($50)

An homage to Pauillac with all five Bordeaux varieties; juicy and smooth with ripe plum and bright berry fruit; lush and rich with supple fruit and elegant style.

91 J. Lohr 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Carol’s Vineyard, St. Helena ($60)

Dark and rich with lush, velvety texture; supple and ripe with ripe plum and spice; juicy, balanced and long.

92 Jada Vineyard & Winery 2010 Strayts, Paso Robles ($50)

Lush and smooth with spice, ripe berries and rich black fruit; dense and balanced.

91 Januik Winery 2013 Merlot, Columbia Valley ($25)

Juicy and bright with tangy plum and lively acid structure; supple, fresh and balanced with good depth and style; crisp and long.

92 Januik Winery 2013 Merlot, Klipsun Vineyard, Red Mountain ($30)

Ripe and juicy with elegant style; smooth and tangy with depth, plum and berry fruit; balanced, supple and long.

91 Jason-Stephens Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Estate, Santa Clara Valley ($28)

Plum nose; silky and bright with juicy, ripe, balanced flavors; fresh and balanced, long and stylish.

88 Joseph Drouhin 2016 Beaujolais Nouveau Beaujolais Nouveau, France ($11.50)

Silky and tangy with bright raspberry and peppery spice; smooth and juicy; fresh and charming.

90 Kendall-Jackson 2014 Zinfandel, Vintner’s Reserve, Estate, Menocino County, Sonoma County ($17)

Lush and rich with deep blackberry fruit and juicy style; smooth and lively with fresh fruit and a long finish.

94 Kenwood Vineyards 2014 Zinfandel, Jack London, Sonoma Mountain ($28)

Ripe raspberry and plum nose; smooth and juicy with beautifully balanced flavors of berries with hints of toasted oak, vanilla and spice; a classic Sonoma zin; bright, long and totally delicious.

87 Keswick Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Franc Reserve, Estate, Monticello ($50)

Smooth and balanced with smoky herbs; silky and bright.

89 Kirkland Signature 2014 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ($15)

Silky and bright with silky texture and red cherry fruit; fresh, balanced and showing hints of toasted oak; mellow and smooth with bright, racy acidity.

88 Kon Tiki 2015 Merlot, Valle Central, Chile ($13)

Dark with an earthy nose; lush and juicy with tangy fruit and soft herbs; bright and fresh, long and balanced.

90 Kukkula 2014 Aatto, Estate, Adelaida District ($40)

Smooth and lush with juicy raspberry and fresh cassis; amiable and balanced, long and fresh.

90 Kukkula 2013 Pas de Deux, Estate, Adelaida District ($45)

Silky and bright with tangy berry fruit and juicy style; crisp and lush with charming flavors and a long finish.

92 Kukkula 2014 Syrah, Noir, Estate, Adelaida District, Paso Robles ($50)

Silky and smooth with ripe blackberry and spice; concentrated, toasty and deep.

91 L’Ecole No 41 Winery 2013 Estate Merlot, Columbia Valley ($28)

Smooth and lush with ripe plum, cherry and tangy acidity; ripe, balanced and long.

93 L’Ecole No 41 Winery 2013 Estate Merlot, Walla Walla Valley ($37)

Silky, ripe and juicy with plum, berries and earth; supple with generous flavors and lovely depth; spice, balance and a long, lifted finish.

90 La Crema 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Sonoma Coast ($25)

Smooth and lush with ripe cherry and tangy acidity; rich, balanced and long.

89 La Crema 2014 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ($30)

Silky and smooth, refined and tangy; long and balanced.

92 La Crema 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Russian River Valley ($40)

Bright and juicy with ripe cherry and tangy acidity; fresh, balanced and deep.

91 La Follette 2014 Pinot Noir, North Coast ($22)

Toasty nose; silky and bright with racy cherry fruit and notes of spice and earth; fresh, generous and lively; made by one of California’s Pinot masters, Greg La Follette.

95 La Jota Vineyard 2013 Merlot, Howell Mountain Estate, Napa Valley ($85)

Another brilliant mountain wine make by Chris Carpenter; lush and juicy with firm structure and generous plum and berry fruit; deep and elegant with intense flavors and excellent balance; lovely, complex and long.

88 La Playa 2014 Axel Carmenère, Colchagua Valley, Chile ($20)

Fresh, racy and clean with some herbal notes;

91 La Playa 2012 Axel Primero, Colchagua Valley, Chile ($30)

Generous, rich and complex with lively structure and bright plum and spice; smooth, balanced and lush; long and stylish.

88 La Vieille Ferme 2015 Recolte, France ($11)

Bright, juicy and earthy with smooth texture and spice; balanced, fresh and charming.

89 Laberinto 2014 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($13)

Silky and bright with ripe plum and blackberry fruit; silky, juicy and balanced; lush, long and tangy.

91 Landmark Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Grand Detour, Sonoma Coast ($35)

Smooth, mellow nose; lush, juicy and showing ripe cherry and spice; fresh, rich and balanced with good length and lovely style.

90 Landmark Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands ($38)

Smooth, spicy nose; meaty, dense, ripe and savory; rich and balanced with good length and depth.

92 Landmark Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Rayhill Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($65)

Smooth and spicy nose; lush and rich with bright berry fruit and smooth texture; ripe, dense and balanced with depth and length.

91 Lasseter Family Winery 2013 Chemin de Fer, Sonoma Valley ($56)

Smooth, spicy with bright blackberry and plum; lush, smooth and dense; long and balanced.

92 Lasseter Family Winery 2012 Paysage, Sonoma Valley ($62)

Smooth and lush with racy plum and berry fruit; rich cassis and soft spice with generous style and juicy acidity; long and balanced.

92 Lasseter Family Winery 2012 Amoureux, Sonoma Valley ($64)

A lush blend that is mostly malbec; smooth and dense with blueberry, plum and spice; deep and rich with lovely balance and tangy flavors.

92 Lasseter Family Winery 2012 Reminiscence, Sonoma Valley ($125)

Dark and velvety smooth; ripe plum, juicy style with supple, balanced flavors; rich and deep with good length.

92 Laurel Glen 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Counterpoint, Sonoma Mountain ($40)

Smooth and stylish with lush texture and ripe plum; elegant, supple and juicy with lovely flavors, toasty and long.

88 Lavender Row 2015 Pinot Noir,, Pays d’Oc, France ($14)

Smooth and lush with bright, spicy black cherry fruit; juicy, savory and long with surprising quality; a very nice wine made in an unusual place.

88 Layer Cake 2014 Pinot Noir, Central Coast ($16)

Silky and smooth, cherry and bright acidity; juicy, balanced and long.

91 Le Serre Nuove 2014 dell’ Ornellaia, Bolgheri, Italy ($78)

Smooth, lush and deep with clean flavors of plum, blackberry, leather and spice; a junior Ornellaia at one third the price of daddy; solid and balanced with some aging potential.

86 Leaping Lizard 2013 Zinfandel, ($10)

Smooth, rich and spicy with sweet fruit and balance; clean, lush and long.

92 Ledson Winery & Vineyards 2013 Malbec, Dry Creek Valley ($48)

Dark and concentrated, lush and spicy with deep blackberry fruit and rich berries; dense, balanced and long; from one of Sonoma’s most consistently excellent producers..
93 Ledson Winery & Vineyards 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley ($70)

Deep. ripe blackberry nose; dense, lush and concentrated with smooth texture and rich notes of spice, chocolate, blackberry and cassis; intense and balanced with generous style and a long finish.

88 Les Collines 2014 Côtes du Rhône, France ($12)

Silky and smooth with ripe berry fruit and juicy style; clean and bright, long and balanced.

89 Les Collines 2014 Chateauneuf du Pape, France ($26)

Silky, fresh and juicy with berry fruit, spice and notes of earth; balanced with some depth and lively style; long and bright.

89 Liberated Wine 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast ($17)

Lush, ripe and deep with classic style and fresh plum and soft herbs; silky and impressive with balance and a long, fresh finish.

88 Liberty School 2014 Merlot, Central Coast ($16)

Smooth and mellow with clean, ripe berry fruit and a hint of spice; juicy and long, balanced.

88 Livio Felluga 2014 Vertigo Rosso, Delle Venezie, Italy ($20)

Smooth and silky with soft plum fruit and some green herbal notes; balanced, fresh and long.

92 Livio Felluga 2012 Sosso, Friuli Colli Orientali DOC, Italy ($80)

Smooth and rich with ripe juicy blackberry fruit and spice; complex, mellow and rich; dense and graceful, generous and long.

90 Lone Madrone 2012 Points West Red, Paso Robles ($35)

Smooth and lush with bright plum and blackberry fruit; juicy, fresh and balanced with lively flavors and a long, rich finish.

89 Lone Madrone 2012 The Will, Paso Robles ($45)

Smooth and ripe with bright berry fruit and tangy acidity; juicy and spicy, long and balanced.

88 Los Frailes 2013 Monastrell/Garnache Tintorera, Valencia, Spain ($15)

Smooth and juicy with tangy berry fruit and racy acidity; clean, silky and bright; juicy, spicy and fresh, long and bright. Organic.

90 Los Frailes 2011 Casa Los Frailes “1771”, Valencia, Spain ($42)

Lush and smooth with ripe raspberry and earth notes; fresh and clean, supple and balanced.

93 Louis M. Martini 2014 Zinfandel, Gnarly Vine, Monte Rosso Vineyard, Sonoma County ($60)

Dark color; lush, spicy nose; smooth and rich with balance and finesse; the iconic Monte Rosso vineyard is 3,000 feet above the Sonoma Valley; this beautiful wine, made from ancient vines, is satiny and long.

90 Lucienne 2014 Pinot Noir, Smith Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ($50)

Silky and lush with fresh cherry and savory notes; smooth, bright and balanced. long and fresh.

90 Luigi Bosca 2014 Malbec, Estate, Mendoza, Argentina ($22)

Silky and fresh with juicy cassis and black raspberry; clean, bright and balanced with a long, lively finish.

92 Luigi Bosca 2014 Malbec, Gala 1, Estate, Mendoza, Argentina ($38)

Dark and luminous; dense and deep with rich flavors of cherry, cassis and spice; elegant and juicy with a long, balanced finish,.

88 Luís Pato 2011 Vinhas Velhas Tinto, Bairrada, Portugal ($NA)

dense and rich, earthy, dusty, vaga

91 MacMurray 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Central Coast ($17)

Ripe cherry nose; juicy and bright with black cherry and spice; smooth, rich and bright with ripe fruit and good balance.

90 MacMurray 2014 Pinot Noir Reserve, Estate, Russian River Valley ($23)

Smooth and ripe with juicy black cherry and notes of earth and spice; savory and lush with balance and good length.

90 MacMurray Ranch 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Russian River Valley ($30)

Bright and fresh with crisp acidity and dense cherry fruit; silky, smooth and showing notes of earth and spice.

87 MacPhail 2014 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($40)

Dense and meaty with concentrated, mature blackberry fruit; uncharacteristic for this variety.

90 MacPhail 2014 Pinot Noir, Lakeview Vineyard, Green Valley of Russian River Valley ($49)

Silky and smooth with spice and bright cherry fruit; spicy, balanced and long; fresh and bright.

92 MacPhail 2014 Pinot Noir, Wightman House Vineyard, Anderson Valley ($55)

Lush and rich with black cherry and smooth texture; savory, ripe and juicy; long and balanced.

93 MacPhail 2014 Pinot Noir, Vagon Rouge, Russian River Valley ($65)

Lush and deep with black cherry and blackberry; rich, bright and balanced; long and supple.

92 MacRostie 2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($42)

Juicy and bright with smooth texture; fresh and lively, long and balanced.

90 MacRostie 2014 Pinot Noir, Cummings Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($56)

Silky and smooth with crisp red cherry and bright acidity; fresh and long.

91 Maimai Vineyards Ltd 2015 Right Bank, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand ($20)

Juicy, bright plum, silky texture, tangy and bright; long, fresh and balanced.

91 Malibu Rocky Oaks 2013 360, Estate, Malibu Coast ($27)

Smooth and juicy with clean, fresh and intense flavors of toasty oak and ripe fruit; lively, tangy, long and balanced, rich and deep.

88 Malibu Rocky Oaks 2013 Cabernet Franc, Estate, Malibu Coast ($28)

Bright plum nose; smooth and juicy with herbs and tangy plum fruit; medium weight, long and fresh.

92 Malibu Rocky Oaks 2014 Pinot Noir Reserve, Estate, Block Four Vineyard, Malibu Coast ($30)

Spicy, floral nose; silky texture and bright acidity; fresh, clean and juicy with lovely, smooth cherry and raspberry fruit; deep, tangy and snappy; long and balanced.

88 Malibu Rocky Oaks 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Estate, Malibu Coast ($35)

Herbal nose; smooth, herbal and spicy with juicy style and racy acidity.

90 Mansfield-Dunne Wines 2012 Pinot Noir, Peterson Vineyard, ($36)

90 Mansfield-Dunne Wines 2013 Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands ($38)

Rosy and bright

92 Mansfield-Dunne Wines 2013 Pinot Noir, Peterson Vineyard, ($48)

Rosy finish

90 Marchesi di Gresy 2014 Barbera d’Asti Monte Colombo, Italy ($18)

Smooth and juicy with tangy acidity and notes of earth and spice; clean, bright and fresh with balance and depth.

90 Marchesi di Gresy 2014 Nebbiolo, Langhe, Italy ($22)

Silky and fresh with racy acidity, bright plum and wild raspberry; juicy and smooth, elegant, tangy and long.

92 Marchesi di Gresy 2012 Barbaresco Martinenga, Italy ($50)

Soft floral nose; silky and juicy with elegant, tangy and precise fruit; bright, racy and refined; balanced with hints of spice and earth; long and lovely.

87 Marichal 2013 Pinot Noir Reserve Collection, Canelones, Uruguay ($20)

Pale and juicy with racy fruit and tangy acidity; fresh and lively, balanced.

88 Marius Rouge 2015 Pays d’Oc by Michel Chapoutier, France ($12)

Juicy, smooth and crisp with blackberry and spice; some earthy notes and good balance; long and fresh.

88 Marqués de Cáceres 2013 Crianza, Rioja DOC, Spain ($15)

Silky and fresh with juicy berry fruit and smooth texture; tangy, bright and long; balanced and lifted.

93 Marqués de Cáceres 2012 Gaudium, Rioja, Spain ($44)

Smooth, juicy and intense; rich, tangy and showing earth, spice and finesse; clean, fine and elegant; bright and long.

90 Masi 2012 Campofiorin, Verona IGT, Italy ($19)

Smooth and juicy with tangy, spicy style; fresh and bright with bright texture and racy fruit.

89 Masi Agricola 2013 Bonacosta, Veneto, Italy ($15)

Smooth, silky, bright and tangy, fresh and long.

88 Masi Agricola 2012 Campoforin, Veneto, Italy ($19)

Juicy and tangy, fresh and bright, clean and racy.

90 Masi Agricola 2011 Brolo Campoforin, Veneto, Italy ($30)

Smooth, lush and juicy, silky, clean and long.

91 Masi Agricola 2011 Costasera Amarone, Veneto, Italy ($64)

Dense, toasty and rich, plum and blackberry, fresh and long.

93 Masi Agricola 2009 Costasera Riserva, Veneto, Italy ($75)

Juicy, smooth and rich, deep, cherry and plum, complex and elegant.

93 Masi Agricola 2009 Serego Aligheri Vaio Armaron, Veneto, Italy ($80)

Rich, toasty, deep, ripe and long.

94 Masi Agricola 2007 Campolongo di Torbe, Veneto, Italy ($154)

Deep and lush, dense, ripe blackberry, fruit and spice, elegant and rich, deep and long.

88 Masi Tupungato 2014 Passo Doble, Mendoza, Argentina ($15)

Smooth and fresh with bright blackberry and plum; tangy and lively, balanced and long.

92 Matanzas Creek 2013 Merlot, Sonoma ($28)

Smooth and ripe with rich texture and deep plum and juicy blackberry; bright and balanced with depth but not heavy; graceful and long.

88 Matchbook 2014 Black’s Station Malbec, Yolo ($12)

Dark and tangy with clean, juicy blackberry fruit; fresh, simple and crisp.

88 Matchbook 2013 Syrah, Dunnigan Hills ($16)

Smooth, ripe and earthy with juicy style and good balance; long and mellow, fresh and clean.

88 Matchbook 2014 Mossback Pinot Noir, Central Coast ($18)

Smooth and juicy, bright and tangy with fresh cherry and lively acidity; balanced and long.

88 McIntyre Vineyards 2013 Estate Merlot, Arroyo Seco ($24)

Smooth and fresh, juicy and long with fresh, tangy fruit and a smooth texture.

90 McIntyre Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Santa Lucia Highlands ($36)

Bright and tangy with black cherry and spice; fresh, racy and savory with lively style.

91 McIntyre Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Block 3, Estate, Santa Lucia Highlands ($48)

Dense and juicy with lively style; crisp and smooth, tangy and long; lively and fresh.

91 Medici Ermete 2015 Solo, Reggiano Rosso DOC, Italy ($20)

Lush, rich, dense and juicy, long and deep.

91 Medici Ermete 2015 Concerto, Reggiano Lambrusco DOC, Italy ($23)

Fresh and deep, juicy and tangy, fruity and long, intense.

92 Medlock Ames 2013 Merlot, Heritage, Alexander Valley ($50)

Dark and ripe with deep plum and berries; juicy and rich, complex and balanced, supple and lush; seamless, smooth and stylish.

90 Meiomi 2015 Pinot Noir, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Sonoma ($25)

Smooth, lush and juicy with smooth cherry, spice and juicy fruit; toasted oak and good balance.

89 Melville 2013 Pinot Noir, Estate, Santa Rita Hills ($27)

92 Melville 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Block M ($60)

Rosy and long

90 Mercer Estates 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Horse Heaven Hills ($42)

Dark and smooth; lush, ripe and juicy with balance and deep berry fruit;
rich and dense, long and intense.

92 Mercer Estates 2014 Eagle & Plow Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Cavalie – Block 93 Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills ($100)

Smooth and lush with juicy, dense and rich plum and spice; deep, rich and long; balanced and elegant.

92 Merry Edwards 2014 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($45)

Smooth, toasty and herbal with tangy berry fruit; notes of earth and gobs of ripe fruit; juicy, balanced and long.

91 Merry Edwards 2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($48)

Spicy, boysenberry nose; silky, dense and juicy with cola, tangy raspberry fruit; ripe, lush and long.

92 Merry Edwards 2014 Pinot Noir, Flax Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($60)

Ripe, lush nose; silky and bright with juicy black raspberry fruit and savory notes; smooth, rich and tangy.

92 Merry Edwards 2014 Pinot Noir, Georganne Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($63)

Silky and showing black cherry fruit; tangy and crisp, bright and smooth, racy and long, juicy and balanced.

91 Merry Edwards 2014 Pinot Noir, Klopp Ranch, Russian River Valley ($66)

Rich black cherry nose; ripe and dense, rich cherry and notes of earth; deep, lush and long.

93 Merry Edwards 2014 Pinot Noir, Olivet Lane Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($68)

Spicy and bright nose; dense, ripe and showing black cherry and spice; silky and lush; rich and long.

95 Merry Edwards 2014 Pinot Noir, Cuvée August, Russian River Valley ($98)

Silky and elegant with juicy black raspberry and crisp cherry; saturated and lush with lively acidity; balanced, deep and long.

91 Mettler Family Vineyards 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi ($25)

Dark and lush; velvety and smooth with ripe black plum and spice; fruit forward and balanced; an exceptional effort from one of Lodi’s top growers.

88 Michael Sullberg 2014 Merlot Reserve, lot 91 Vineyard, ($12)

Smooth and bright with juicy plum and soft herbs; sweet vanilla oak and lush texture; pleasant.

88 Michele Chiarlo 2008 Barbera, Le Orme, Barbera d’Asti, Italy ($12)

Smooth and dense with smooth texture and ripe berry fruit; racy acid structure and pleasant earth notes; a good value version of an under appreciated variety.

88 Michele Chiarlo 2014 Nebbiolo, iL Principe, Piedmont, Italy ($20)

Smooth and silky, fresh and long, lively.

89 Michele Chiarlo 2012 Reyna, Piedmont, Italy ($48)

Earthy, toasty, crisp and long, fresh.

91 Michele Chiarlo 2011 Tortoniano, Piedmont, Italy ($55)

Complex and rich, long and deep, spicy and balanced.

94 Michele Chiarlo 2012 Cannubi, Piedmont, Italy ($101)

Juicy, silky, elegant, rich and refined, long and elegant.

91 Midnight Cellars 2012 Zinfandel, Willow Creek District, Estate, Paso Robles ($25)

Bright and juicy with tangy berry fruit; fresh and lively, zesty and long.

88 Midnight Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebula, Paso Robles ($30)

Smooth and juicy with tangy fruit and balanced flavors; clean and balanced.
92 Migration 2014 Pinot Noir, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($68)

Smooth, lush and spicy with cherry fruit and silky texture; juicy and bright with deep flavors of soil and terroir; balanced and long.

91 Miner Family Vineyards 2013 Merlot, Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley ($40)

Deep color, smooth texture; ripe, juicy plum and cassis; lush, deep and juicy with excellent acid structure; long and rich.

91 Miner Family Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Emily’s Cuvée, Napa Valley ($50)

Smooth, spicy and juicy with black raspberry and spice; rich, tangy and long.

93 Miner Family Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Gary’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County ($60)

Pale color; bright cherry nose; juicy and crisp with tangy cherry and floral notes; racy, lively and fresh; long and elegant, lively and classic.

91 Miner Family Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley ($75)

Deep color, herb and spice nose; smooth, dense and spicy with plum, blackberry and soft herbs; generous and long, balanced and rich.

87 Mirassou 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, ($10)

Smooth, ripe and round with sweet plum and vanilla oak; fresh, pleasant and juicy.

88 Mirassou 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, ($12)

Dark and smooth with juicy fruit and toasty flavors; fresh and bright; long and juicy, cool and fresh.

90 Mohua 2014 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand ($22)

Deep color and smooth texture; ripe cherry, tangy acidity and lovely balance; long and fresh.

86 Montinore Estate 2014 Pinot Noir, Red Cap, Estate, Willamette Valley ($20)

Juicy and tangy with crisp cherry; tart and edgy, long and racy.

90 Mr. Riggs 2014 Shiraz, The Bolter, South Australia ($16)

Dark, smooth and spicy with lush blackberry, cherry and blueberry; lush and long.

95 Mt. Brave 2013 Merlot, Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley ($75)

Dark and deep, juicy and rich with excellent structure and style; bright, generous and graceful; elegant, supple and long; made by Chris Carpenter, one of Napa’s superstar winemakers.

90 Murdoch James 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Martinborough, New Zealand ($35)

Smooth, juicy and fresh with bright cherry fruit and racy acidity; tangy and balanced, long and stylish.

89 Murphy-Goode Winery 2013 Merlot, California ($15)

Smooth and juicy with clean, fresh fruit and lively acidity; tangy and balanced, long and crisp.

88 Murphy-Goode Winery 2013 Zinfandel, Liar’s Dice, Sonoma County ($21)

Smooth, dense and spicy with juicy acidity and clean berry fruit; racy and long.

90 Murphy-Goode Winery 2012 Claret, Alexander Valley ($24)

Smooth and ripe with good texture and lush style; clean, rich and balanced; long and dense.

90 Murphy-Goode Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley ($28)

Smooth and toasty with deep black plum and soft herbs; rich and balanced, long and dense.

91 Murphy-Goode Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Terra A Lago, Alexander Valley ($40)

Smooth and lush with dense plum, blackberry and cassis fruit; silky and bright with smooth fruit and notes of earth and spice; balanced and long.

92 Murphy-Goode Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Single Deck, Alexander Valley ($45)

Smooth and lush with juicy cassis and plum with toasty sweet oak; ripe and deep with density and rich flavors; balanced and long.

90 Murrieta’s Well 2013 The Spur, Estate, Livermore Valley ($30)

Smooth, ripe and rich with spice and dense flavors of cassis and plum; juicy and balanced, long and deep.

90 Naked Mountain 2012 Petit Verdot, ($36)

Smooth and racy with spice, violets and cassis; tangy, toasty and fresh.

88 Neil Ellis Wines 2014 The Left Bank, Western Cape, South Africa ($16)

Smooth and lush with juicy, spicy berry fruit; rich and dense with balance and good length.

92 Nicolas-Jay 2014 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ($65)

Juicy and silky with smooth texture and bright cherry fruit; graceful, savory and juicy; long and tangy, fresh and complex.

88 Nieto Senetiner 2014 Blend Collection, Mendoza, Argentina ($15)

Dark and juicy with smooth texture and ripe plum fruit; dense, minerally and juicy; long and balanced.

88 Nine Stones 2013 Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia ($16)

Smooth and velvety with lush blackberry and spice; dense, savory and long.

91 Niner Wine Estates 2014 Pinot Noir, Jespersen Ranch, Edna Valley ($35)

Silky, smooth, ripe, cherry-balanced, long and elegant

92 Niner Wine Estates 2014 Pinot Noir Reserve, Jespersen Ranch, Edna Valley ($60)

Lush and deep

88 Noble Vines 2014 The One, Black, North Coast ($15)

Dark and smooth with ripe blackberry and cassis fruit; ripe and lush, dense and juicy; deep, balanced and long.

90 North Gate Vineyard 2013 Loudoun County ($26)

Smooth, fresh and juicy with ripe plum, spice and good balance; bright, dense and showing depth and finesse.

92 Northstar 2012 Merlot, Columbia Valley ($41)

Smooth and lush with bright plum and berry fruit; elegant, rich and showing hints of vanilla oak; deep and balanced with lovely structure and good length.

90 Novelty Hill 2013 Merlot, Columbia Valley ($23)

Silky smooth and juicy with bright black raspberry and racy acid structure; fresh, balanced and long.

92 Novelty Hill 2013 Merlot, Stillwater Creek Vineyard, Columbia Valley ($28)

Smooth and juicy with smooth texture and ripe plum fruit; bright, nicely structured and balanced; fresh and long.

88 Nozzole 2013 Sangiovese, Villa Nozzole, Chianti Classico, Tuscany IGT, Italy ($20)

Smooth, juicy and clean, balanced, good acidity and fresh raspberry, long.

90 Nozzole 2013 Sangiovese, Chianti Classico Riserva, Italy ($24)

Fresh and juicy, raspberry and spice, smooth and elegant, long.

91 Nozzole 2012 La Forra Gran Selezione, Tuscany, Italy ($48)

Dense and smooth, ripe and juicy w/blackberry, spice and long balanced finish.

92 Nozzole 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, il Pareto, Tuscany, Italy ($83)

Smooth, toasty, elegant, lush and full bodied, ripe and balanced, long.

86 Oak Ridge Winery 2014 OZV ($14)

Smooth and juicy, spicy and tangy with vanilla notes; sweet, bright and long.

92 Oakville East 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Exposure, Oakville ($100)

Lush and juicy with ripe plum and berry fruit; tangy and rich, toasty and long; a pure, dense wine with huge aging potential.

93 Oakville East 2012 Cabernet Franc, Franc n’ Stern, Oakville ($125)

Lush and juicy with smooth texture and ripe plum and berry fruit; deep, balanced with notes of jam, spice and toasty oak.

87 Odfjell 2001 Carignan, Estate, Valle de Maule, Chile ($22)

Mature and showing some bret, but still viable; dense, spicy and balanced.

91 Odfjell 2010 Aliara, Estate, Central Valley, Chile ($45)

Deep and spicy with toast and minerals; juicy, earthy and complex with good length and lots of character; long and balanced.

88 Ogier 2014 Syrah Oratorio,, Crozes-Hermitage, France ($36)

Smooth and juicy with spice and ripe blackberry; balanced and fresh, earthy and long.

86 Olema 2014 Pinot Noir, Sonoma ($20)

Smooth nose; tangy, bright and juicy with clean dried cherry fruit; lively, crisp and a bit thin.

89 Opolo Vineyards 2014 Zinfandel, Summit Creek, Paso Robles ($19)

Smooth and silky with ripe cherry, blackberry and spice; clean, fresh and very long; lush and balanced.

86 Opolo Vineyards 2012 Grand Rouge, Paso Robles ($22)

Dark, ripe and lush with earthy, juicy style; dense, spicy and long.

90 Opolo Vineyards 2014 Zinfandel Reserve, Paso Robles ($28)

Smooth and lush with deep blackberry and plum; spicy and rich, balanced and long, almost but not quite jammy.

92 Opolo Vineyards 2014 Zinfandel, Mountain, Paso Robles ($29)

Smooth and silky with balanced berry fruit and spice; juicy and intense with ripe blackberry and cherry fruit; vanilla oak, balanced and stylish.

90 Opolo Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Paso Robles ($30)

Smooth and rich with dense plum fruit and tangy acidity; lush and balanced, supple and long.

88 Opolo Vineyards 2012 Serenade, Paso Robles ($32)

Smooth, spicy and bright with soft texture and balance; fresh, bright and long.

90 Oregon Trails Wine Co 2015 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ($20)

Smooth cherry nose; silky, bright and tangy with juicy cherry fruit; fresh fruit and racy acidity; balanced, crisp and long.

88 Original House Wine 2013 Merlot, Mountain Merlot, Walla Walla ($10)

Smooth and fresh with plum, spice and soft herbs; simple but quite pleasant; long and balanced.

88 Original House Wine 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dark, USA ($11)

Fresh, silky and bright; juicy and fresh with classic fruit and a lovely style; balanced and long.

88 Our Daily Wine 2015 Our Daily Red, Sonoma ($9)

Smooth, earthy and ripe with dense plum and rich texture; natural, no sulfites added; juicy and long.

86 Our Daily Wine 2015 Zinfandel, Our Daily Zin, Sonoma ($11)

Tangy and spicy with clean, racy flavors and edgy style; tart, silky and long.

95 Pahlmeyer 2014 Jayson Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($75)

Ripe berry nose; smooth textured with deep plum and toasty oak; supple and luscious with vanilla notes and lovely balance; rich, dense and elegant with good length.

96 Pahlmeyer 2013 Merlot, Napa Valley ($85)

Deep and lush nose; velvety and rich with vanilla oak and ripe plum; juicy and generous, supple and beautifully balanced; long and dazzling.

89 Pamplin Family Winery 2013 Red I.Q., Seven Hills, Canoe Ridge Estate, Wallula, Tapteil, Champoux Vineyard, Columbia Valley ($14)

Smooth and rich with balanced plum and spice; supple with notes of earth; rounded and long.

93 Pamplin Family Winery 2013 JRG, Klipsun, Canoe Ridge Estate, Seven Hills, Alder Ridge, Elephant Mountain, Tapteil Vineyard, Columbia Valley ($30)

Dark, smooth and rich with intense black fruit and lush texture; deep and balanced with ripe, big flavors; long and powerful.

92 Pamplin Family Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Klipsun, Scooteney Flats, Tapteil Vineyard, Colombia Valley ($50)

Dark and fragrant; velvety and rich with ripe blackberry and spice; tangy and juicy with deep, rich fruit and lovely style; lush and tangy.

91 Panther Creek Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Winemaker’s Cuvée, Willamette Valley
($30)

Juicy, earthy and smooth; spicy and lush with ripe cherry and spice; supple and ripe with bright flavors and a tangy finish.

92 Panther Creek Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Lazy River Vineyard, Willamette Valley ($45)

Silky and smooth with light flavors of cherry and tangy earth; crisp and long with lots of charm and finesse; long and juicy.

94 Panther Creek Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Kalita Vineyard, Willamette Valley ($50)

Silky and smooth with ripe cherry and blackberry fruit; deep and juicy with rich flavors and lovely balance; a classic Tony Rynders Pinot; elegant and generous; long and lovely.

95 Panther Creek Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Carter Vineyard, Willamette Valley, Eola Amity Hills
($65)

Deep color; silky smooth and dense with rich, tangy cherry fruit and lovely depth; luscious and elegant with finesse and great style; stunning and long; another Tony Rynders masterpiece.

91 Paolo e Noemia d’ Amico 2012 Merlot, Villa Tirrena, Lazio IGP, Italy ($27)

Smooth and juicy with ripe, clean and lively fruit; fresh, deep and balanced; long and tangy.

92 Paolo e Noemia d’ Amico 2013 Pinot Noir, Notturno dei Calanchi, Umbria IGP, Italy ($60)

Lush and dense with ripe cherry and racy acidity; juicy and fresh, long and balanced.

88 Paolo e Noemia d’ Amico 2012 Cabernet Franc, Atlante, Umbria IGP, Italy ($77)

Smooth and tangy with juicy style and edgy flavors; tannic, clean and long.

91 Paraduxx 2013 Candlestick, Napa Valley ($55)

Dark and silky with juicy blackberry and tangy acidity; fresh, racy and long.

88 Pask Winery 2014 Kate Radburnd Pinot Noir, Vine Velvet, Martinborough, New Zealand ($18)

Silky and bright, fresh and tangy w/clean, racy, crisp and soft oak, savory and long.

90 Pask Winery 2014 Syrah, Gimblett Gravels, New Zealand ($22)

Spicy and fragrant nose; Smooth, lush and blackberry spice and black pepper; Lovely, balanced, long, savory.

88 Peachy Canyon 2014 Zinfandel, Incredible Red, Paso Robles ($14)

Spicy nose; smooth texture and bright berry fruit; spicy, fresh and easy going; long and balanced.

90 Peachy Canyon 2014 Zinfandel, Westside, Paso Robles ($22)

Ripe spicy nose; lush and juicy with generous berry fruit and smooth texture; spicy, fresh and supple; long and stylish.

86 Peachy Canyon 2014 Petite Sirah, Paso Robles ($32)

Dark, dense and spicy with an emptiness in the mid-palate; clean, rich and long.

92 Peachy Canyon 2014 Zinfandel, Vortex, Paso Robles ($38)

Smooth spice nose; dark and rich with lush blackberry and ripe plum; juicy and spicy, generous and nicely balanced; long and dense.

90 Pellegrini Family Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($35)

Fresh, smooth and tangy with bright acidity and ripe cherry fruit; juicy, crisp and long with good balance and clean, lively style.

94 Pellet Estate 2014 Estate Merlot, Napa Valley ($75)

Bright and juicy with plum and black raspberry; crisp, elegant and nicely delineated; silky texture and lovely balance; long, deep and lovely.

94 Pellet Estate 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($95)

Lush berry nose; silky texture and bright plum and black raspberry fruit; elegant, bright and smooth with core of fresh acidity; seamless and rich, long and balanced.

95 Pellet Estate 2014 Henry’s Reserve, Estate, Napa Valley ($125)

Dark and rich with ripe berry fruit; smooth and juicy, rich and dense with tangy fruit, bright acidity and vanilla oak; deep, lush and

95 Pepper Bridge Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley ($60)

Norm McKibben’s vineyard is the cornerstone of this eastern Washington region; this dark, deep, concentrated wine is bursting with ripe plum and blackberry fruit; it is supple and has luscious texture; it is tangy and bright and masterfully balanced; a st

92 Peregrine Wines 2013 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand ($34)

Smooth and lush, complex and juicy with ripe cherry and tangy acidity; fresh, elegant and generous.

91 Peter Zemmer 2015 Pinot Noir, Rolhut, Alto Adige, Sud Tirol, Italy ($18)

Smooth and luscious with smooth, bright cherry fruit and lovely texture; juicy, fresh and delicious; mellow, fresh and long.

90 Pflüger 2014 Pinot Noir, Cuvée Noir, Pfalz, Germany ($22)

Richly colored with smooth texture and ripe cherry fruit; savory, earthy and long.

92 Pflüger 2014 Pinot Noir, Durkheimer Spatburgunder, Pfalz, Germany ($27)

Smooth, lush and juicy with ripe cherry and tangy acidity; spicy, supple and balanced; long and fresh, deep and bright.

88 Piccini 2015 Sangiovese, Poggio Alto, Chianti, Italy ($12)

Bright and spicy nose; clean, tangy and fresh with racy acidity and good balance; lively and long.

90 Piccini 2014 Poggio Alto, Tuscany, Italy ($16)

A modern wine made using the ancient governo method; smooth, lush and showing vanilla, spice and ripe fruit; generous and rich with depth and style.

88 Piccini 2014 Sangiovese, Chianti Classico DOCG
, Italy ($17)

Silky and bright with tangy acidity and dense plum; lively, fresh and balanced.

89 Piccini 2011 Sangiovese, Reserva, Chianti, Italy ($21)

Dense and juicy with ripe plum and racy acidity; clean, smooth and rich with lively style and good balance.

89 Piccini 2012 Sasso Al Poggio, Tuscany IGT, Italy ($25)

Bright and dense with racy acidity and fresh plum; crisp and fresh with a long finish.

86 Piccolino 2015 Vino Rosso, Puglia, Italy ($13)

Smooth and earthy with fleshy style and rustic appeal; lush texture, balance and good length.

90 Pike Road 2014 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ($18)

Silky and bright with crisp acidity and lively texture; racy, fresh and long.

93 Piña Napa Valley 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Firehouse Vineyard, Rutherford ($85)

Intense and silky with bright cassis and boysenberry fruit; toasty, earthy and tangy with notes of mocha and big tannins; give it a few years in the cellar.

92 Pomar Junction Vineyard 2012 Estate Syrah, Paso Robles ($38)

Deep, smooth and lush with ripe blueberry and blackberry fruit; generous and rich, long and supple.

90 Ponzi Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Tavola, Willamette Valley ($27)

Smooth and ripe with tangy cherry and spice; fresh, bright and generous; long and balanced.

92 Ponzi Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Classico, Willamette Valley ($43)

Silky, fresh and tangy with bright cherry fruit and good acid structure; lively, balanced and long.

92 Prats & Symington 2013 Post Scriptum, Douro, Portugal ($NA)

Juicy, racy, deep and toasty, ripe and bright.

86 Presqu’ile 2013 Syrah, Presqu’ile Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($35)

Green herb nose; smooth and toasty with bright black raspberry fruit; silky and long.

90 Presqu’ile 2014 Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley ($42)

Juicy and bright with smooth texture, tangy acidity and cherry fruit; savory, stylish and long.

95 Pride Mountain Vineyards 2013 Merlot, 57% Napa, 43% Sonoma ($60)

Silky smooth and lush with juicy, ripe plum and notes of minerals and toasty new oak; stunning and deep, balanced and long with enormous finesse.

90 Q Collection 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($20)

Tangy and fresh nose; smooth and lush with plum, spice and juicy acidity; juicy and long with good balance and lovely style.

92 Quilt Wines 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($45)

Deep and juicy wine from the younger generation of the Wagner family of Caymus fame; lush and rich with black raspberry fruit and hints of vanilla oak; supple, balanced and long.

90 Quinta do Vallado 2012 Touriga Nacional, Douro, Portugal ($NA)

juicy, smooth, earthy and balanced, long and rich

92 Quivira Vineyards 2013 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley ($24)

A stunning wine produced in the region that put Zinfandel on the map; rich and lush with intense red fruit and juicy, ripe fruit; a lovely effort.

92 Quivira Vineyards 2014 Zinfandel, Black Boar, Sonoma ($45)

Smooth and lush with ripe blackberry and spice; ripe and tangy with lively fruit, bright acidity and a long, finish.

90 Ram’s Gate 2014 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($40)

Smooth, dusty and showing cherry and savory notes; earthy, balanced and fresh.

93 Ram’s Gate 2014 Pinot Noir, Roberts Road Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($70)

Silky and smooth with juicy cherry and earth mounted on a core of firm acidity; fresh, balanced and elegant; long and lovely.

95 Ram’s Gate 2014 Pinot Noir, Bush Crispo Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($74)

Deep color; lush, smooth texture with ripe cherry and juicy acidity; rich, complex and elegant; intense, balanced and deep; long and complete.

95 Ram’s Gate 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Carneros ($76)

Deep color; rich, velvety texture and lavish cherry fruit; smooth, juicy and complex with elegance and depth; toasty vanilla oak and a long, lush finish.

90 Ramey Wine Cellars 2013 Syrah, Sonoma Coast ($40)

Silky and lush with deep blackberry fruit and firm structure; dense and neatly balanced with spice and intensity; long and attractive.

92 Ramey Wine Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($50)

Silky and ripe with black cherry; elegant and refined with savory notes and lovely balance; smooth, elegant and balanced, long and juicy.

92 Ramey Wine Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($62)

Smooth and lush with ripe, dense and balanced style; dense, rich and generous with seamless structure; long, velvety and classic.

92 Ramey Wine Cellars 2013 Syrah, Cole Creek Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($75)

Velvety and smooth with lush blackberry, cassis and plum; rich and deep with rich style and spice; dense, intense and long.

94 Ramey Wine Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Annum, Napa Valley ($100)

Ripe and smooth nose; dense, rich and juicy with tangy acid structure;velvety; and balanced with lovely finesse and style; supple, ripe and generous; deep and long.

95 Ramey Wine Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Pedregal Vineyard, Oakville – Napa Valley ($200)

Lush nose; velvety smooth and rich with deep flavors of plum, blackberry and cassis; supple and complex with hints of vanilla oak and soft spice; elegant, seamless and long, balanced and lovely.

92 Ravenswood 2014 Zinfandel, Big River Vineyard, Sonoma Valley ($37)

Smooth and deep with spice and dense berry fruit; toasty, rich and balanced; long and layered.

93 Ravenswood 2014 Zinfandel, Old Hill Vineyard, Sonoma Valley ($60)

Silky texture with ripe blackberry and cassis; rich and spicy with intensity and depth; lush and generous; balanced and complex.

88 Reasons 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley ($30)

Toasted, dense and spicy but a bit thin; decent and balanced.

88 Regaleali – Tasca d’Almerita 2014 Nero d’Avola, Sicilia, Italy ($13)

Smooth and bright with ripe blackberry and spice; fresh, juicy and dense with hints of earth; lush and balanced, long and rich.

90 Regaleali – Tasca d’Almerita 2014 Nero d’Avola, Lamuri, Sicilia, Italy ($20)

Lush and dense with meaty, rich blackberry and spice; licorice and deep fruit flavors; good structure and long finish.

93 Regaleali – Tasca d’Almerita 2011 Rosso del Conte, Sicilia Contea di Sclafani Girato, Cozzo Ginestre, Italy ($70)

Smooth, rich and juicy with spice, gobs of ripe black fruit and deep blackberry; lush and nicely structured, velvety and dense; complex and intense.

93 Renwood Winery 2014 Zinfandel, Premier Old Vine Zinfandel, Amador ($20)

Lush and smooth with ripe blackberry and spice; ripe and juicy with clean, racy fruit; hints of vanilla oak and mocha finish the package.

94 Renwood Winery 2014 Zinfandel, Special Reserve, Grandpére Vineyard, Amador ($50)

Deep. lush and rich with blackberry, black cherry and boysenberry; rich and showing smooth vanilla oak and spice; juicy and balanced with elegance and finesse.

88 Renzo Masi 2015 Sangiovese, Il Bastardo, Rosso di Toscana IGT, Italy ($9)

Smooth, clean and juicy with bright berry fruit and tangy acidity; crisp and clean.

88 Reyneke 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Vinehugger, Western Cape, South Africa ($17)

Minty and smooth with clean, bright plum and black raspberry fruit; silky and fresh, balanced and long.

88 Robert Mondavi Private Selection 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, in Bourbon Barrels, Monterey County ($14)

Smooth and spicy with smooth texture and ripe plum fruit; clean, balanced and long; a good value.

90 Robert Talbott Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Logan, Sleepy Hollow Estate, Santa Lucia Highlands ($23)

Soft cherry nose; lush and dense with ripe berries and notes of earth; savory, balanced and spicy with toasty oak and good length.

87 Robert Talbott Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Kali Hart, Estate, Monterey County ($26)

Fresh, light and savory with notes of earth, cherry and spice; clean and balanced.

90 Rocca Sveva 2013 Superiore, Valpolicella Ripasso, Italy ($22)

Dense and rich with vanilla oak and juicy berry fruit; smooth and lush, balanced and long.

93 Rocca Sveva 2011 Riserva, Amarone della ValpolicellaAmarone della Valpolicella DOC, Italy ($55)

Rich and concentrated with sweet blackberry and spice; jammy and dense with ripe flavors and smooth texture; intense.

92 Rocca Sveva 2010 Riserva, Valipolicella DOC, Italy ($60)

dark, rich and concentrated with blackberry and spice; dense and jammy; balanced and long.

92 Rocky Point Cellars 2012 Pinot Noir, La Colina Vineyard, Williamette Valley ($65)

RIpe and juicy, bright cherry and smooth texture, savory, balanced and long

90 Roco Wines 2014 Pinot Noir, Gravel Road, ($30)

Fresh and smooth with racy acidity and juicy berry fruit; balanced, crisp and long.

87 Rodney Strong Wine Estates 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Coast ($20)

Silky and bright with juicy, spicy plum and edgy acidity; balanced and clean.

88 Roessler Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Black Pine Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($28)

Clean and smooth with savory, rustic style; spicy, tangy and long.

89 Roessler Cellars 2013 Carignan, Camp 4 Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley ($34)

Smooth and lush with juicy berry fruit; toasty and spicy, silky and long; earthy with minerals and good balance.

89 Roessler Cellars 2013 Pinot Noir, Day Ranch, Anderson Valley ($38)

Silky texture and bright red cherry fruit; smooth and spicy, crisp and balanced.

91 Roessler Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Bogey Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($42)

Smooth and silky with ripe cherry and toasty oak; bright and juicy, fresh and tangy; long and balanced.

91 Roessler Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Hein Vineyard, Anderson Valley ($54)

Smooth, lush and ripe with savory notes; juicy, rich and earthy; fresh, balanced and long.

91 Roessler Cellars 2013 Pinot Noir, Guidici Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($68)

Silky and meaty with dense flavors of cherry and plum; earthy, deep and balanced; long and earthy.

90 Roger Roessler Cellars 2013 Grenache, Camp 4 Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley ($28)

Fresh and juicy with black raspberry and cherry fruit; silky and bright with notes of earth and minerals; balanced and long.

89 Ross Andrew Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, The Huntsman, Columbia Valley ($16)

fresh and generous,.smooth and juicy with bright fruit and earthy notes; lush and dense with tangy plum and blackberry; long and generous; racy and tangy.

90 Ruffino 2012 Riserva Ducale, Chianti Classico DOCG, Italy ($25)

lush and aromatic nose; clean, juicy and lifted with bright berry fruit and a hint of violets; fresh, balanced and long.

90 Russiz Superiore 2013 Cabernet Franc, Collio
, Italy ($28)

Herbal, spicy nose; rich and dense with herbal notes and lush plum and berry fruit; racy and balanced, fresh and long.

90 Rutherford Hill Winery 2013 Barrel Select, Napa Valley ($35)

Blackberry and vanilla nose; smooth and toasty with berries and black cherry fruit; lush and balanced with depth and good structure; long and fresh.

87 Rutherford Wine Company 2015 Rhiannon, California ($12)

Dense and lush with rich, earthy fruit; spicy, deep and leafy; intense and balanced with hints of Lodi fruit.

86 Rutherford Wine Company 2015 Predator Zinfandel, Old Vine, Lodi ($15)

Peppery, smoky nose; toasty, bright and juicy with clean, spicy flavors; racy and long.

90 Rutherford Wine Company 2013 Lander-Jenkins Pinot Noir, California ($18)

Clean, spicy nose; smooth, lush and bright with tangy cherry and spice; dense and fresh with juicy style and savory notes.

88 Rutherford Wine Company 2014 Two Range, Napa Valley ($25)

Spicy cassis nose; dense, ripe and jammy with smooth texture and intensity; mature berries, deep and long.

89 Rutherford Wine Company 2013 Merlot, Napa Valley ($26)

Smoky nose; smooth and spicy with dense, meaty style; juicy and showing notes of earth and bright acidity.

88 Rutherford Wine Company 2014 Scott Family Estate Pinot Noir, Dijon Clone, Arroyo Seco, Monterey ($30)

smooth and ripe with dense berry fruit and good balance; lush and juicy, balanced. and long.

90 Rutherford Wine Company 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($35)

Smooth, juicy with clean with ripe plum and berry fruit; silky and bright, balanced and long.

87 Sagelands Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley ($10)

Smooth and fresh, clean and juicy with simple but nicely balanced flavors; long and bright.

88 Santa Julia 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina ($13)

Smooth and silky with ripe plum and juicy style; dense and rich with spice and balance; fresh and lush, long and stylish.

90 Sarah’s Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Veranda Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains ($38)

Savory and spicy with earthy, dense style; intense and impressive;

90 Sarah’s Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate Reserve, Estate, Santa Clara County ($40)

Lush, ripe and juicy with bright berry fruit and silky texture; lively and tangy, balanced and long.

86 Sarl Raymond 2015 Malbec En mémoire du Malbec,, Bordeaux
, France ($15)

A “natural” wine; earthy, and smooth with decent fruit, spice and balance; juicy and tangy.

90 Saucelito Canyon 2014 Zinfandel, Appellation Series, Estate, Arroyo Grande Valley ($30)

Smooth, ripe and juicy with bright blackberry fruit; racy, tangy and balanced with a fresh, long finish.

92 Saucelito Canyon 2014 Zinfandel, Dos Ranchos, Estate, Arroyo Grande Valley ($34)

Smooth, bright and juicy with lush blackberry fruit; fresh, clean and deep with spice and ripe fruit.

92 Saucelito Canyon 2014 Zinfandel, Limited Drought Bottling, Saucelito Canyon Estate, Arroyo Grande Valley ($35)

Silky and bright with juicy blackberry fruit and racy acidity; fresh and tangy with spice and exuberant style; long and generous.

93 Saucelito Canyon 2013 Zinfandel, Estate, Estate, Arroyo Grande Valley ($40)

Smooth and ripe with juicy blackberry and spice; mouth filling and tangy with long, fresh style.

88 Sawtooth Winery 2013 Skyline Red, Estate, Snake River Valley ($12)

Smooth and dense with smooth, bright fruit; lush, spicy and balanced; long and juicy.

88 Sawtooth Winery 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Snake River Valley ($16)

Clean and smooth with herbal notes and ripe plum; tangy and fresh, long and balanced.

94 Schramsburg 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, J. Davies, Diamond Mountain District ($100)

Deep color; smooth, velvety texture and ripe plum fruit; lush, rich and juicy with deep flavors and elegant style; blackberry, spice and finesse; long and balanced.

88 Schug Winery 2015 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($25)

Silky and juicy with bright acidity and notes of earth and spice; fresh and elegant.

88 Schug Winery 2015 Pinot Noir, Carneros ($30)

Bright and crisp with juicy fruit and racy style; long and lively.

91 Schug Winery 2013 Pinot Noir, Estate, Carneros ($40)

Bright and elegant with juicy cherry fruit and silky texture; crisp, stylish and long.

91 Schug Winery 2013 Pinot Noir, Estate, Carneros ($45)

Clean and crisp with meaty cherry fruit; smooth and savory with bright acidity; long and lively, fresh and racy.

88 Scotto Cellars 2014 Sangiovese, Masthead, Mohr-Fry Ranch, Block 433
Vineyard, Lodi ($30)

Smooth, spicy and crisp; clean, balanced and juicy; long and fresh.

95 Sea Smoke Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Southing, Sea Smoke Estate Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills ($60)

Bright black cherry nose; silky and ripe with juicy cherry fruit and toasty oak; dense and lush with great depth, elegance and finesse; another exceptional wine from this great vineyard.

90 Sean Minor Wines 2013 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($22)

Smooth, bright and juicy with tangy acidity, silky texture and good balance; elegant, crisp and long.

91 Sean Minor Wines 2015 Pinot Noir, Sangiacomo – Roberts Road Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($48)

Smooth, ripe and rich with black cherry and spicy; juicy and silky, long and balanced.

87 Seifried Estate 2014 Pinot Noir, Nelson, New Zealand ($25)

Smooth and crisp with herbal notes and tangy berry fruit; silky and long.

88 Seraphim 2015 Pinot Noir, Valle Central, Chile ($15)

Juicy and smooth with ripe cherry and crisp acidity; silky and bright, balanced and fresh.

88 Seresin Estate 2014 Momo Pinot Noir, Organic, Marlborough, New Zealand ($19)

Silky and juicy with tangy raspberry fruit and bright acidity; pale and racy with bright flavors and a long, crisp finish. Organic.

90 Seresin Estate 2013 Pinot Noir, Leah, Marlborough, New Zealand ($30)

Pale and silky with bright acidity and red cherry fruit; racy and juicy with lively style and good length.

95 Shafer Vineyards 2014 Merlot, Napa Valley ($55)

Lush, plum and berry nose; velvety texture with ripe plum and blackberry; toasty oak and great balance; rich, deep and layered; long and intense.

93 Shafer Vineyards 2013 Syrah, Relentless, Napa Valley ($87)

Smooth and luscious, ripe and spicy with toasty vanilla notes and silky texture; mellow, deep and rich; intense, juicy and long.

90 Sidebar Cellars 2014 Red Field Blend, Russian River Valley ($27)

Juicy and ripe with blackberry, spice and racy acidity; tangy, bright and silky with smooth texture and a long, precise finish.

90 Siduri 2015 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ($30)

Smooth and spicy with juicy. tangy and racy cherry fruit; fresh and bright, long and balanced.

91 Siduri 2015 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($35)

Juicy and smooth with deep color and bright black cherry and spice; tangy and long.

91 Silver Veil 2014 Zinfandel, Russian River Valley ($20)

Dense, lush and juicy with spice and tangy acidity; rich, deep and balanced; complex and classic.

90 Silvio Nardi 2014 Sangiovese, Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy ($26)

Racy, fresh and juicy, long.

92 Silvio Nardi 2011 Tuscany, Italy ($69)

Lush and rich, smooth and spicy w/tangy fruit, lovely texture, long, balanced and ripe.

94 Silvio Nardi 2010 Poggio Doria Reserve, Tuscany, Italy ($106)

Elegant and lush, toasty, ripe and smooth, intense and refined, long and complex.

91 Sinor-La Vallee 2014 Syrah, Bassi Ranch, San Luis Obispo ($28)

Deep color; smooth, rich and spicy; tangy, fresh and juicy with ripe berries and good length.

89 Smith & Hook 2013 Central Coast ($25)

Smooth and juicy with ripe plum, cassis and blackberry; generous and long.

88 Snoqualmie Vineyards 2014 Whistle Stop, Columbia Valley ($10)

Silky, earthy and smooth with plum, cassis and earth notes; medium-bodied and fresh.

89 Sobon Estate 2014 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Estate, Amador ($13)

Ripe and spicy nose; smooth and rich with concentrated style, fresh berry fruit and a long finish; bright and complex.

87 Sobon Estate 2014 Zinfandel, Rocky Top, Estate, Amador County ($18)

Smooth, silky and fresh with earthy style and a long, juicy finish; bright and balanced.

90 Sobon Estate 2014 Zinfandel Reserve Zin, Estate, Amador County ($24)

Earthy and dark; smooth and spicy with juicy style and earthy forest floor; tangy and fresh, long and balanced; rich and charming.

92 Sonoma-Loeb 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Russian River Valley ($30)

Lush with rich cherry and good depth

94 Spottswoode 2013 Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon, Spottswoode Estate, Napa Valley ($80)

Smooth and silky with bright, elegant plum and cassis fruit; fresh, youthful and quite lovely; subtle notes of vanilla oak and classic structure; long and balanced.

91 Stephen Ross Wine Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Stone Corral Vineyard, Edna Valley ($52)

Juicy and silky with lush, earthy style and tangy cherry; smooth, balanced and long..

92 Stone Tower Winery 2013 Hogback Mountain, Estate, Loudoun County ($69)

Lush nose; rich and deep with dark plum, tangy acidity and toasty notes of vanilla oak; deep, balanced and impressive.

90 Stonestreet 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley ($45)

Smooth and dense with ripe plum and soft herbs; toasty and rich, long and balanced.

94 Susana Balbo 2013 Brioso, Finca Dominio, Mendoza, Argentina ($44)

Another stunning wine from one of Argentina’s star native winemakers; this Bordeaux blend, harvested from her own vineyard, is dark and lush with smooth texture and ripe, deep fruit; balanced and long.

92 Symington 2013 Altano Touriga Nacional, Quinta Do Ataide, Douro, Portugal ($20)

Smooth, fresh and juicy with depth and bright acidity; lush, dense and balanced, lifted and tangy with pure berry fruit and a long finish.

92 Tablas Creek 2014 Mourvèdre, Adelaida District Vineyard, Paso Robles ($40)

Smooth, dense and spicy with wild raspberry fruit and juicy acidity; balanced, fresh and deep.

88 Talley Vineyards 2014 Bishop’s Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($28)

Smooth and juicy with smooth texture, plum and spice; fresh, bright and long.

88 Talley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Proprietor Grown, Edna Valley ($34)

Silky and smooth with tangy cherry fruit; juicy, savory and fresh; long and balanced.

90 Talley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Arroyo Grande Valley ($36)

Smooth and juicy with bright cherry fruit, some notes of earth and tangy acidity; silky and bright, fresh and balanced.

91 Talley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Proprietor Grown, Stone Corral Vineyard, Edna Valley ($58)

Juicy and ripe with silky cherry and tangy, racy acidity; toasty with vanilla and savory notes; bright, balanced and long.

93 Talley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, East Rincon Vineyard, Arroyo Grande Valley ($64)

Bright ruby color; smooth and velvety with ripe red cherry and sweet oak; lush and juicy with depth and style: long and lovely. Sustainable.

94 Talley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Rosémary Vineyard, Arroyo Grande Valley ($75)

smooth, dense and elegant with lush cherry fruit; juicy and tangy with bright acidity and lovely balance; long, stylish and lovely; sustainable.

87 Talosa 2015 Rosso di Montepulciano, Italy ($20)

Fleshy, earthy and smooth with bright, plum and spice; balanced and dense.

90 Talosa 2013 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Italy ($33)

Smooth and fresh with clean, juicy plum and spice; bright, juicy and balance with lovely notes of earth and wood.

91 Talosa 2012 Riserva, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Italy ($38)

Smooth and velvety with earth, plum and spice; supple and rich, tangy and balanced with good length and some nice complexity.

90 Te Kairanga 2013 Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand ($24)

Bright cherry and plum nose; silky texture and lively plum, cherry and spice flavors; supple and fresh, long and balanced with a juicy finish.

90 Tenuta Campo al Mare 2014 Bolgheri Rosso, Tuscany, Italy ($30)

Fresh, herbal, lush and lively, long.

90 Tenuta degli dei 2013 Chianti Classico, Italy ($24)

Purchased by the famed Cavalli textile family in the 1970s, this estate raises trotter horses and wine grapes; this traditional wine is smooth and lush with clean, juicy berry fruit and a long, smooth finish.

92 Tenuta degli dei 2013 Le Redini, Tuscany, Italy ($30)

“Redini” is the Italian word for reins, appropriate for this property that raises trotter horses as well as grapes; mostly Merlot, this wine is rich, smooth and lush with juicy, mellow style; elegant, rich and long.

93 Tenuta degli dei 2012 Cavalli, Tuscany, Italy ($60)

Purchased by the famed Cavalli textile family in the 1970s, this estate raises trotter horses as well as wine grapes; this Bordeaux blend is smooth and lush with elegant flavors and juicy plum and berry fruit; supple and rich, balanced and long.

91 Tenuta di Arceno 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva, Italy ($25)

Juicy and bright with silky texture and lively, clean, juicy raspberry fruit; fresh and snappy, balanced and long.

92 Tenuta di Arceno 2010 Strada al Sasso Chianti Classico Riserva, Italy ($35)

Smooth and lush with juicy fruit and mature berries; rich, ripe and balanced, elegant and long.

94 Tenuta di Arceno 2011 Tuscany IGT Valadorna, Italy ($80)

Lush berry nose; smooth and rich with juicy berry fruit and also showing notes of vanilla oak and spice; balanced and ripe, long and elegant.

95 Tenuta di Arceno 2011 Tuscany IGT Arcanum, Italy ($100)

Smooth, rich nose; lush, ripe style with juicy Tuscan fruit; toasty, elegant fruit with silky vanilla oak; intense, balanced and complex with lush style.

93 Tenuta di Biserno 2013 Il Pino, Bibbona, Tuscany ($75)

Lush, rich and deep w/soft herbs and spice and ripe plum, rich and long.

93 Tenuta di Biserno 2011 Biserno, Bibbona, Tuscany ($175)

Smooth and lush w/ ripe plum spice and deep, lively.

88 Tenuta di Capezzana 2014 Barco Reale di Carmignano, Carmignano DOC, Italy ($15)

Smooth, fresh and juicy with tangy fruit and racy style; lush and earthy, balanced and crisp.

92 Tenuta di Capezzana 2012 Villa di Capezana Carmignano DOCG, Italy ($30)

Smooth and juicy with lush texture and tangy style; spicy and fresh, balanced and long.

92 Tenuta di Capezzana 2010 Trefiano, Carmignano DOCG, Italy ($50)

Smooth, lush and earthy with soft plum and berry fruit; dense, rich and spicy; complex and long, deep and balanced.

93 Tenuta di Capezzana 2006 Villa di Capezana, Carmignano DOCG, Italy ($60)

Smooth and lush, velvety and juicy with tangy plum and berry fruit; rich, balanced and long.

89 Tenuta di Salviano 2012 Turlo, Umbria, Italy ($18)

earthy and deep, full and rich, long.

92 Tenuta La Fuga 2011 Brunello, Tuscany, Italy ($64)

Lush, smooth, deep, internal and balanced.

90 Tenuta San Guido 2014 Le Difese, Tuscany IGT, Italy ($36)

Smooth and bright, juicy and fresh; tangy and balanced; crisp and lively with depth and lively fruit.

92 Tenuta San Guido 2014 Guildalberto, Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy ($58)

Lush, juicy and lively acidity, clean, crisp and long.

94 Tenuta San Guido 2013 Sassicaia, Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy ($235)

Toasty, lush and elegant, long and racy, complex and deep.

88 Tenuta Santa Maria alla Pieve 2008 Merlot, Decima Aurea, Veneto
, Italy ($45)

Earthy, smooth and spicy with dense style and rich plum; deep. intense and long.

91 Tenuta Sette Ponti 2014 Crognolo, Tuscany, Italy ($35)

Lush and earthy, dense and balanced, rich, complex and long.

92 Tenuta Sette Ponti 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Poggio al Lupo, Tuscany, Maremma ($62)

Rich, dense and earthy w/ smooth texture and spice, long, fresh and tangy.

93 Tenuta Sette Ponti 2014 Oreno, Tuscany, Italy ($108)

Elegant, smooth, lush and balanced, juicy and long, lovely.

95 Tenuta Sette Ponti 2013 Sangiovese, Vigna Dell’Impero, Tuscany, Italy ($112)

Silky, juicy and elegant and long and rich, pure and the most amazing expression of sangiovese.

91 Tenuta Torcalvano 2012 Montepulciano, Vino Nobile, Tuscany, Italy ($26)

Silky, juicy and bright, tangy, long and balanced.

87 Terlato Vineyards 2014 Flor de Campo Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County ($23)

Smooth and juicy with bright cherry fruit and savory notes; good length.

92 Testarossa Winery 2014 Pinot Noir, Doctor’s Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ($66)

Silky and juicy, tangy and a bit earthy, rosy and pure, long and savory

91 The 50 by 50 2014 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($33)

smooth, savory, silky, long

88 The Archivist 2014 Pinot Noir, Monterey ($18)

Bright and juicy, smooth and tangy with cherry and lively acidity; clean, fresh and long.

90 The Chook 2015 South Australia ($20)

Dark. rich and aromatic with spice, blackberry and plum; rich, dense and balanced with a long finish.

92 The Farm Winery 2014 Grenache, The Dish, Paso Robles Adelaida District ($60)

Silky and lush with balance and elegant berry fruit; juicy and generous with tangy style and a long, bright finish; fresh and stylish.

92 The Farm Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, lpf, Paso Robles, Adelaida District ($65)

Dark with a plum and cherry nose; smooth, lush and rich with elegant, rounded fruit flavors and considerable finesse.

92 The Farm Winery 2013 The Big Game, Paso Robles Adelaida District ($75)

Dark and dense with smooth texture and rich, deep blackberry fruit; fleshy and ripe, clean and earthy; lush and long.

93 The Farm Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cardinal, Old Bailey Vineyard, Paso Robles, Adelaida District ($90)

Dark and smooth with ripe plum and cassis fruit; supple, elegant and showing subtle toasted oak; juicy, stylish and long.

92 The Prisoner Wine Company 2015 The Prisoner, Napa Valley ($47)

Orin Swift’s eclectic blend of five varieties has become something of a cult wine; it is smooth, rich and lush; ripe blackberry, cherry and spice with smooth vanilla oak, excellent balance and a long finish.

92 The Prisoner Wine Company 2014 Zinfandel, Saldo, California ($55)

Rich, caramel nose; silky and smooth with spice and ripe blackberry fruit; lush, dense and balanced; long and stylish.

86 The Seeker 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley, Chile ($14)

Green herbal nose; silky and toasted with fresh, juicy style.

92 Thomas Goss 2015 Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia ($17)

Smooth and spicy with rich texture and ripe black cherry fruit; lush and deep with lovely style and generous flavors; long and seamless.

87 Three Rivers Winery 2014 River’s Red, Columbia Valley ($14)

Silky and lively with crisp acidity and juicy plum and berry fruit; clean, decent and long.

87 Three Rivers Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley ($21)

Juicy and tangy with clean flavors and edgy acidity; crisp and long.

90 Three Rivers Winery 2013 Malbec, Columbia Valley ($29)

Smooth and dense, ripe and lush with balance and clean flavors; bright and stylish; long, fresh and supple.

90 Three Rivers Winery 2013 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley ($39)

Smooth and juicy with spice and tangy berry fruit; crisp and balanced; showing depth and style.

93 Three Sticks LLC 2014 Pinot Noir, Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($65)

Smooth fruit nose; silky and bright with fresh cherry fruit and elegant style; elegant and balanced with a long, precise finish.

93 Tierra Roja 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley ($150)

Deep and dark with lush texture and ripe plum, cassis and blackberry; toasty oak with a hint of mocha; juicy and bright, lifted and long.

91 Tierra Y Mar 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley ($26)

Dark and smooth with black plum, blackberry and spice; fresh and dense with juicy fruit and clean flavors; balanced and long.

91 Timbre Winery 2013 Pinot Noir, The Rythm, Riverbench Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($40)

92 Timbre Winery 2013 Pinot Noir, Lead Vocals, Ben Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($45)

Juicy

89 Toad Hollow Vineyards 2014 Merlot, Richard McDowell’s Selection, Estate, Sonoma ($16)

Smooth and lush with ripe plum and spice; toasty, rich and long.

93 Tolosa 2013 Pinot Noir, ‘1772’ Estate, Estate, Edna Valley ($65)

Silky and smooth, juicy and bright, elegant and rich

89 Tom Gore Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, California ($15)

Smooth, bright plum nose; tangy, fresh and juicy with smooth plum and good acid structure; bright and balanced, long and stylish.

90 Tom Gore Vineyards 2013 Field Blend, Alexander Valley ($40)

Smooth and generous with lush red plum and spice; rich, deep and balanced; long and intense.

88 Tommasi 2013 Poggio al Tufo, Tuscany IGT Rompicollo, Italy ($18)

Bright, crisp and juicy; silky texture, tangy and racy; lively raspberry and good balance.

92 Tommasi 2011 Casisano, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Italy ($60)

Smooth, ripe and juicy with elegant flavors and bright acidity; toasty, lush and complex; balanced and long; a remarkable wine at this price.

90 Tongue Dancer Wines 2014 Pinot Noir, Pinot de Ville, Putnam Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($65)

Silky and smooth with cherry and savory notes; elegant, complex and long.

91 Tonti Family Wines 2013 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Estate, Russian River Valley ($40)

Clean, ripe and juicy with lush, dense style; tangy, racy and rich; intense and balanced.

88 Tortoise Creek Wines 2014 Zinfandel, The Chelonian, Lodi ($12)

Smooth and ripe with blackberry, spice and vanilla; clean, rich, balanced and long.

92 Treana Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($30)

Smooth and juicy with ripe plum and toasted oak; lush, generous and rich; supple and bright with vanilla and spice notes; long and balanced.

93 Treana Winery 2014 Paso Robles ($45)

Deep blackberry nose; smooth, dense and rich with ripe fruit and vanilla oak; velvety texture and a long, opulent finish.

90 Trione Vineyards and Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Block Twenty-One, Alexander Valley ($67)

Spicy nose; silky and bright with toasty notes; tangy and fresh, long and juicy.

87 Troon Vineyard 2013 Zinfandel, Applegate Valley ($20)

Smooth, tangy and tart with lively acidity and clean berry flavors; spicy, crisp and long.

91 Troon Vineyard 2014 Syrah Reserve, Applegate Valley ($50)

Dark and smooth with juicy blackberry, cherry and notes of earth and spice; bright and clean with velvety texture and a long, balanced finish.

91 Troon Vineyard 2013 MT Reserve, Southern Oregon ($60)

Smooth and spicy with tangy, bright blackberry and plum; tangy, crisp and long with balance and good length.

86 Undone 2015 Pinot Noir, Rheinhessen, Germany ($11)

Clean and fresh, juicy and bright; lively and long with notes of earth and spice.

90 Valerie’s Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Carneros ($40)

Pale and aromatic; crisp and silky with bright raspberry and tangy acidity; clean, fresh and racy with light Burgundian style; long and fresh.

87 Valiano 2013 Chianti Classico DOCG, Italy ($12)

Tangy and juicy with racy acidity and fresh plum and violets; crisp and silky.

89 Valiano 2010 6.38 Gran Selezione, Chianti Classico DOCG, Italy ($18)

Smooth and juicy with deep plum and racy acidity; fresh, clean and tangy.

88 Valle Secreto 2014 Malbec, Key, Cachapoal Valley, Chile ($16)

Raspberry nose; smooth, juicy and tangy; fresh and spicy.

89 Vietti 2014 Barbera, Tre Vigne, Barbera d’Asti Estate, Italy ($17)

Smooth texture and juicy blackberry and cassis fruit; racy and fresh, balanced and long; bright and tangy.

89 Vietti 2013 Nebbiolo, Perbacco, Langhe, Italy ($27)

Silky and fresh with racy acidity and tangy, earthy notes; juicy, crisp and long.

92 Vietti 2012 Castiglione, Barolo, Italy ($52)

Silky and bright with depth and serious balance; long and showing racy fruit and finesse; a classic Barolo at a killer price.

88 Vignobles Jeanjean 2015 Pinot Noir Secret de Lunes,, Pay d’ Oc, France ($13)

Silky, smooth and bright; juicy, crisp and showing tangy cherry and lively acidity; pretty nice for a Pinot at this price; fresh and balanced, long and pleasant.

88 Villa Trasqua 2014 Traluna, Tuscany IGT, Italy ($16)

Smooth, clean and juicy; crisp berry fruit; racy acidity and good balance.

89 Villa Trasqua 2010 Fanatico Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Italy ($25)

Smooth and ripe with tangy raspberry and racy acidity; fresh, juicy and balanced.

90 Villa Trasqua 2008 Nerento Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Italy ($27)

Smooth and rich; tangy and crisp with bright raspberry and spice; long and deep.

92 Villa Trasqua 2008 Trasgaia, Tuscany IGT, Italy ($47)

Toasty nose; smooth, dense and spicy with tangy plum and racy acidity; smooth, meaty and long.

92 Viña Casablanca 2014 Nimbus Syrah, Casablanca Valley, Chile ($23)

Deeply colored; velvety smooth with rich blackberry fruit and spice; smooth, lush and balanced; long and juicy.

93 Viña Casablanca 2014 Neblus Syrah, Casablanca Valley, Chile ($50)

Dark and dense; lush and intense with spice and ripe, juicy berry fruit; silky and balanced with concentrated flavors and fine balance; long and impressive.

96 Viña Cobos 2013 Bramare Malbec, Rebon Vineyard, La Consulta, Valle de Uco, Argentina ($105)

Smooth and lush with toasty notes of oak; spicy and rich, smooth and dense with ripe blackberry and cassis; concentrated and balanced with juicy, tangy style; complex and long.

91 Viña Hacienda Araucano 2011 Carmenère, Alka, Colchagua, Chile ($52)

Dark and smooth with dense style; rich and showing deep flavors of plum, blackberry and spice; made by Francois Lurton of the famed French wine family; an impressive wine that minimizes Chile’s green herbs and showcases, instead, ripe and attractive fruit

88 Vina Koyle 2011 Carmenère, Royale, Los Lingues, Colchagua Valley, Chile ($25)

Dark and smooth with plum, toast and earth; some herbal notes and plenty of spice; balanced and dense, long and rich.

88 Viña Maquis 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchgua Valley, Chile ($20)

Smooth and herbal with dense texture and spice; lush and tangy, long and balanced.

90 Viña Robles 2013 Red 4, Estate, Paso Robles ($17)

Four varieties grown in the estate vineyard; dark and luscious with smooth texture and rich, juicy blackberry and blueberry; bright and generous, fresh and long.

90 Viña Robles 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($26)

Smooth and ripe with dense plum and blackberry fruit; juicy and long, balanced and fresh.

88 Vinarija Zvonko Bogdan 2013 Cuvée No.1, Vojvodina, Serbia ($12)

Dark, deep and smooth with rich plum, cassis and spice; juicy, earthy and balanced; fresh and long.

90 Vinarija Zvonko Bogdan 2013 Icon Campana Rubimus, Estate, Palic, Serbia ($49)

A deep, dark Serbian wine that is clean and juicy with plum fruit and silky texture; bright, racy and long.

93 VinRoc 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley ($98)

Dark, rich and concentrated with smooth texture and deep plum and berry fruit; toasty, dense and rich; elegant and long.

88 Vinum Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir, V, Monterey ($14)

Smooth and lush with ripe cherry and earthy notes; savory and dense, long and intense.

88 Vinum Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, The Insider, Paso Robles ($18)

Smooth, bright and juicy with bright plum and silky texture; fresh, balanced and long.

88 Vistalba 2014 Tomero Cabernet Sauvignon, Uco Valley, Argentina ($15)

Juicy and bright, crisp and lively with fresh plum fruit and racy acidity; tangy and balanced.

91 Vistalba 2014 Corte C, Estate, Mendoza, Argentina ($17)

Juicy and tangy with bright blackberry fruit and notes of earth and spice; deep and lush.

92 Vistalba 2013 Tomera Malbec Reserva, Uco Valley, Argentina ($25)

Dark, lush and dense with velvety texture and rich flavors; deep plum and elegant spice; long and balanced, ripe and finely structured.

93 Vistalba 2013 Corte A, Estate, Mendoza, Argentina ($60)

Rich and dense with ripe black raspberry fruit and notes of oak, spice and earth; smooth texture and lovely depth, long and balanced.

88 Wakefield Wines 2014 Shiraz, Promised Land, South Australia ($13)

Spicy and mint nose; smooth, earthy and dense with juicy blackberry fruit; long and balanced.

92 Wakefield Wines 2015 Merlot, Clare Valley, Australia ($17)

Juicy and bright with blackberry fruit and tangy, fresh style; lively, crisp and long with loads of fruit and charm; balanced and long.

92 Wakefield Wines 2015 Jaraman Shiraz, Clare Valley, Mclaren Vale, Australia ($30)

Dark, rich and juicy with ripe blackberry and cherry fruit; juicy and sweet, mature fruit with notes of spice and vanilla oak; lush and long.

92 Wakefield Wines 2014 Shiraz, St. Andrews, Clare Valley, Australia ($60)

Dark color and spicy nose; juicy, bright and smooth with racy acidity and graceful texture; lush, balanced and long.

88 Washington Hills 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla ($9)

Smooth and spicy with bright fruit and lush texture; clean and juicy with long, tangy flavors.

92 Westwood Estate Wines 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Sonoma ($35)

Juicy and crisp, smooth

88 White Hart 2015 Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands Vineyard, Central Coast ($24)

Smooth and bright with black cherry and hints of spice; balanced, juicy and long; pleasant and layered.

88 William Hill Estate 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast ($15)

Smooth and juicy with bright, spicy plum and berry fruit; clean, balanced and fresh; medium-bodied and long.

92 William Hill Estate 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($27)

Smooth and ripe with juicy plum, spice and toasty oak; a lovely expression with balance, depth and intensity.

90 William Hill Estate 2014 Bench Blend, Estate, Napa Valley ($40)

Dark and deep with lush, balanced boysenberry fruit and spice; tangy, rich and juicy; long and intense.

91 William Hill Estate 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($45)

Dark and smooth with deep plum and spice; supple, toasty and juicy with long, rich flavors; long and stylish.

86 Winc 2013 Pinot Noir, Folly of the Beast, Central Coast ($17)

Smooth and savory with lush, tangy berry fruit; dense and earthy, balanced and long.

89 Winc 2013 Dime, Estate, Happy Canyon ($25)

Dense, fleshy and ripe with blackberry and juicy acidity; smooth and ripe.

90 Winc 2011 Porter & Plot Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Coast ($31)

Smooth and crisp with bright plum, earth and spice; juicy, fresh and balanced.

91 Winc 2011 Pinot Noir, Porter & Plot, Sonoma Coast ($42)

Silky and deep with lush black cherry; elegant, rich and spicy; smooth, balanced and long.

90 Wine Trees 2014 Black Saint Peter Zinfandel, Old Vine, Lodi ($15)

Smooth, lush and juicy with ripe, spicy wild berry fruit; intense, tangy and showing ripe, fresh flavors; long and balanced.

88 Wine Trees 2014 Zinfandel, Zinsane, Lodi ($16)

Silky and spicy with dense berry fruit and ripe style; tangy, clean and juicy.

90 Wine Trees 2015 Barrelhouse Bourbon, California ($17)

Silky and smooth with lush red fruit and hints of vanilla and spice; rich, and fresh, long and seductive.

91 Wine Trees 2014 The Auctor, Paso Robles ($19)

Smooth and lush with smooth texture and tangy spice; bright, juicy and balanced; long and rich.

87 Wither Hills 2012 Pinot Noir, Wairau Valley – Marlborough, New Zealand ($22)

Silky and bright with tangy acidity and lean, racy style; clean and juicy with lively berry fruit and a long finish.

91 Wonderment Wines 2014 Pinot Noir, Dutton-Campbell Vineyard, ($40)

88 Wrath Wines 2014 Pinot Noir, Ex Anima, ($29)

Smooth, fresh

91 Wrath Wines 2013 Pinot Noir, Pommard 4/777, ($35)

Smooth , spicy finish

92 Wrath Wines 2013 Pinot Noir, San Saba Vineyards, ($49)

Rich, savory

91 Yangarra 2013 Grenache, Old Vine, Estate, McLaren Vale, Australia ($32)

Juicy, bright and tangy with ripe berries and juicy style; fresh, lively and balanced; long and snappy.

92 Yao Family Wines 2014 Napa Crest, Napa Valley ($48)

Smooth, tangy and fresh with plum and cassis; bright and fresh, balanced and long.

93 Yao Family Wines 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Yao Ming, Napa Valley ($100)

Smooth plum and berry nose; bright and juicy with edgy structure and racy style; supple and ripe with deep fruit and balance; long and rich.

94 Yao Family Wines 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Yao Ming Family Reserve, Napa Valley ($225)

Warm, rich berry nose; smooth, bright and juicy with toasty oak and notes of vanilla; supple, dense and concentrated; deep, lush and tangy with firm structure.

88 Z. Alexander Brown 2014 Uncaged, Napa Valley ($20)

Dark and lush with ripe berry fruit and plum; rich with sweet fruit and spice; long and dense.

92 Z. Alexander Brown 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Limited Release, Napa Valley ($120)

Dark, silky and bright with black plum, blackberry and blueberry; clean and juicy with depth, elegance and balance.

92 Zena Crown Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir, Conifer, Single Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley ($75)

Classic Oregon Pinot with silky texture, bright black cherry and juicy acidity; long and elegant with racy, linear style.

94 Zena Crown Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir, Slope, Single Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley ($100)

Dark and silky with bright black cherry fruit and deep flavors of wood and earth; elegant and subtle, long and lovely.

88 Zenaida Cellars 2014 Wanderlust, Paso Robles, Templeton Gap District ($NA)

Silky and juicy with tangy berry fruit; fresh and bright, generous and lively; long and balanced.

92 Zenaida Cellars 2014 ZC Red, Paso Robles ($29)

Dark and smooth with blackberry and spice; lush and stylish with a long, intense finish; lovely texture and balance.

91 Zenaida Cellars 2014 Zephyr, Templeton Gap District Vineyard, Paso Robles ($37)

Dark, dense and aromatic; lush, smooth and clean with blackberry and spice; rich and long.

89 Zenaida Cellars 2014 Estate Syrah, Paso Robles ($40)

Smooth, earthy and dense with flesh, blackberry and spice; balanced and long.

88 Alta Vista 2016
Malbec Rosé, Mendoza, Argentina ($13)

Smooth, dry and showing bright berry fruit; clean, fresh and racy.

88 Angeline Winery 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé, California ($15)

Light pink color; crisp and juicy with silky texture and bright, dry fruit; fresh and balanced with tangy strawberry and lively citrus; long and tangy.

87 Balletto Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir Rosé, Estate, Russian River Valley ($18)

Bright pink color; dry, crisp and racy with tangy acidity and lively style.

89 Black Stallion 2015 Syrah Rosé, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley ($26)

Bright pink color; dry, racy and crisp with tangy raspberry fruit; racy, clean and snappy with balance and good length.

86 Calcu 2016 Malbec Rosé Reserva Especial, Colchagua Valley, Chile ($12)

Light pink color; juicy and crisp with dry strawberry flavors; smooth, clean and bright.

88 Carlin de Paolo 2015 il Giullare, Monferrato, Italy ($20)

Bright pink color; crisp and juicy with racy acidity; lively, fresh and long.

88 Chateau Paradis 2015 Coteaux d’Aix en Provence ($10)

Pale pink; juicy and bright with tangy raspberry and racy acidity; fresh and long.

89 Chateau Real d’Or 2015 Cotes de Provence collection, France ($15)

Pale pink; smooth and fresh with dry raspberry; racy, crisp and long.

88 Commanderie de la Bargemone 2015 Coteaux d’Aix en Provence, France ($15)

Pale pink color; smooth and juicy with raspberry and rich texture; fresh, balanced and long.

88 Domaine Saint Andrieu 2015 Coteaux Varois en Provence L’Oratoire, France ($15)

Pale pink and smooth with dry, crisp style; lush and silky with bright flavors of rich Rhône varieties; fresh and juicy.

88 Ferraton Père & Fils 2015 Côtes du Rhône Samorens, France ($14)

Smooth and dry, crisp and tangy; fresh, raspberry and bright acidity; long and balanced.

88 Finca El Origen 2016 Malbec Rosé, Estate, Mendoza, Argentina ($10)

Pale pink; silky, juicy and bright with lively acidity and clean, fresh berry fruit; crisp and long.

88 Franz Keller Schwarzer Adler 2015 Pinot Noir Rosé, Schwarzer Adler, Baden
, Germany ($25)

Bright pink color; smooth, dry and juicy with clean, racy strawberry fruit; fresh and long.

89 J. Lohr 2015 Grenache Rosé, Gesture, Paso Robles ($18)

Pale salmon pink; racy and crisp with tangy acidity and silky texture; bright and long.

91 Lasseter Family Winery 2015 Enjoué, Sonoma Valley ($28)

Smooth, lush and juicy with dry, mellow flavors of sunny Rhône varieties; made by Nancy and John Lasseter (he’s the head of Pixar) in the Glen Ellen region of Sonoma.

87 Maison Saint Aix 2015 Provence AIX, France ($15)

Pale pink color; smooth, dry and juicy with raspberry and crisp acidity; fresh and long.

90 McIntyre Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir Rosé, Estate, Santa Lucia Highlands ($22)

Bright and tangy, crisp and smooth with juicy, lively style; racy and long.

88 Moncigale 2015 Coteaux d’Aix en Provence, France ($18)

Fresh, racy and dry with tangy strawberry and crisp acidity; smooth, fresh and long.

89 Montes 2016 Cherub, Colchagua Valley, Chile ($15)

Bright pink color; spicy and juicy with tangy acidity, lively fruit and a lush finish; clean, racy and long.

88 Pfendler Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir Rosé, , Estate, Sonoma Coast ($18)

Pale pink color; crisp, dry and juicy with silky texture and a long, tangy finish.

88 Rocca Sveva 2015 Rosé, Veneto IGT, Italy ($15)

Pale pink color; smooth and juicy, dry and fresh; lively with raspberry and tangy acidity.

88 Sidebar Cellars 2015 Syrah Rosé, Russian River Valley ($21)

Pale salmon color; juicy, dry and clean with racy acidity; balanced and fresh.

88 The Archivist 2015 Lodi ($15)

Deep salmon pink; dense, juicy and ripe with raspberry fruit and juicy style; smooth and long.

89 Westwood Estate Wines 2015 Pinot Noir Rosé, Annadel Gap Vineyard, Sonoma Valley ($25)

Pale pink; smooth, juicy and crisp; bright and tangy, long and balanced.

88 Antech NV Brut Blanquette de Limoux Brut Nature, France ($13)

Clean, smooth and balanced with fresh, juicy fruit; bright, dry, juicy and fresh.

93 Ca’ del Bosco 2004 Cuvée Annamaria Clementi, Franciacorta Riserva, Italy ($90)

Smooth and elegant with toasty notes and ripe, complex fruit; rich, deep and juicy with balance and a long, intense finish.

88 Ca’ Momi NV Ca’Rosa, Napa ($15)

Deep pink color; smooth, ripe raspberry and dense, off-dry style; lush, ripe and balanced; long and clean.

95 Champagne Charles Heidsieck NV Brut Champagne Brut Reserve, France ($60)

stunning, long and bright, toasty, and yeasty

89 Cleto Chiarli NV Brut de Noir, Spumante VSQ, Italy ($15)

Lively pink color; smooth and round with raspberry and juicy acidity; fresh, balanced and charming.

88 Cleto Chiarli NV Moden Blanc, Pignoletto DOC, Italy ($16)

Smooth, fresh and balanced; lush and ripe; clean, rich and long.

91 Flying Goat Cellars 2013 Goat Bubbles, Rio Vista and Sierra Madre Vineyard, Santa Barbara County ($42)

Smooth and ripe with good balance and tangy acidity; juicy, fresh and tangy, long and bright.

90 Laetitia NV Cuvée, Arroyo Grande Valley ($25)

Smooth, lush and balanced with ripe fruit; rich, deep and bright.

90 Luc Belaire NV Rare Luxe, France ($40)

Bright, soft and sweet with clean flavors and good balance; lush and smooth with stylish flavors and a long finish.

88 Medici Ermete NV i Quercioli Secco, Reggiano Lambrusco DOC, Italy ($14)

Juicy and crisp, spicy and long, ripe and intense.

93 Moët et Chandon 1988 Brut Rosé Champagne Grand Vintage, France ($NA)

Rich salmon color; toasty, mature nose; smooth and integrated, toasty, complex and deep; elegant, crisp and burnished; seamless and long; nutty, .

93 Moët et Chandon NV Brut Rosé Champagne Imperial, France ($50)

Lovely, rich rosé color; bright and juicy with lively raspberry and smooth texture; elegant and racy with lush texture, seamless and long.

93 Moët et Chandon 2008 Brut Rosé Champagne Grand Vintage, France ($69)

Lush salmon rosé color; rich, tangy and smooth, elegant and long; dense and flavorful with raspberry and cherry notes;

86 Opici Wines NV Destello Brut, Spain ($13)

Smooth, fresh and ripe; clean, simple and balanced.

91 Rustot NV Treviso, Italy ($14)

Pale salmon color; fresh and dry with raspberry and juicy style; smooth, tangy and balanced; bright and long.

88 Schramsberg Vineyards NV Mirabelle, ($28)

Fresh and smooth with golden color and smooth texture; ripe, bright and juicy with balance and good length.

92 Sogevinus 1989 Burmester Porto, Portugal ($52)

Deep amber color; lush and rich, spicy and toasted with treakle and honey notes; dense, long and showing some rancio.

93 Sogevinus 1981 Kopke Porto, Portugal ($80)

Rich amber color; deep, toasted nose; smooth and rich, dense and creamy with silky texture and lush fruit; soft rancio and tangy acidity.

93 Sogevinus NV Kopke 30 Year old White, Porto, Portugal ($89)

Bright amber color; silky and juicy with bright fruit and lovely rancio; elegant, smooth and rich.

94 Sogevinus 1978 Kopke Natured in Wood, Porto, Portugal ($100)

Deep amber color; silky and smooth, juicy and fresh with lovely fruit and balanced; rancio, toast and honey; lovely.

94 Sogevinus NV Kopke 40 Year old White, Porto, Portugal ($110)

Bright amber color; smooth, toasty nose; lush, toasty and juicy with burnished fruit and smooth rancio; complex and rich, long and lovely.

93 Sogevinus NV Burmester 40 Year old Porto, Portugal ($170)

Lush amber color; silky and rich, toasty, floral and smooth; ripe, elegant and juicy; bright fruit and good balance.

92 Sogevinus 1974 Barros Porto, Portugal ($175)

Bright amber color; smooth and lush with pretty fruit and juicy style; rich and lush, clean and fresh.

95 Sogevinus 1966 Kopke Natured in Wood, Porto, Portugal ($220)

Deep amber color; elegant, silky and toasty with rich, deep flavors of ripe fruit and complex flavors of wood, spice and honey; creamy texture, rancio, fruit and great depth; long and lovely.