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October 2017

By: Blue Lifestyle


WHITE

92 1000 Vines 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Mariposa ($25)

Soft nose; smooth and fresh with juicy, clean fruit and creamy texture; elegant and balanced, long and restrained; from an appellation east of Modesto.

93 Black Kite Cellars 2015 Chardonnay, Sierra Mar Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ($48)

Silky and juicy with crisp acidity, ripe fruit and vanilla oak notes; a lovely, well-made wine by Jeff Gaffner; long and complete.

88 Bogle Vineyards 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, California ($10)

Bright, clean and fresh with racy acidity; smooth with a touch of sweetness; balanced and long; another surprising value from this consistent producer.

88 Bogle Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay, California ($10)

Clean, smooth and juicy; creamy and bright with ripe, dense style; lush, deep and balanced; remarkable for the price.

88 Marqués de Cáceres 2016 Verdejo, Rueda, Spain ($13)

Aromatic and smooth with fresh, juicy style; lush, clean and balanced; long and rich.

91 Michael Pozzan 2016 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, USA ($18)

Silky sand smooth, elegant and ripe with creamy texture and rich flavors and a long finish; a lovely Russian River Chard at a bargain price.

91 Nobilo 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Regional Collection, Marlborough, New Zealand ($13)

Juicy and crisp with citrus and fresh style; racy, tangy and lively; clean and balanced with long, pure flavors; a great value.

90 Nobilo 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($13)

Ripe and dense with tangy style and smooth texture; deep and juicy with crisp acidity and rich fruit; long and silky, balanced and very clean.

93 Nobilo Icon 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($22)

One of the closest Kiwi wines to Sancerre; crisp and elegant with silky texture and tangy acidity; bright and balanced, long and bracing.

91 Testarossa Winery 2015 Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands, USA ($24)

Golden color; smooth and creamy with ripe pear and peach; balanced and rich with rich texture and a bright, tangy finish.

91 Wente Vineyards 2016 Eric’s Chardonnay,  Small Lot Vineyard, Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay ($30)

Smooth, bright and elegant with subtlety and finesse; clean, balanced and long.


RED

88 Bogle Vineyards 2015  Red Blend, California ($11)

Smooth, rich and luscious with ripe berry fruit; juicy, fresh and balanced; long and a remarkable value.

98 Dominus Estate 2014 Premium Red Blend, Napanook Vineyard, Napa Valley ($219)

Christian Moueix showing us how it’s done; exquisite and smooth with elegance and finesse; structured yet smooth and lush; lovely now, but should last 30 years.

92 Double Canyon 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills ($65)

Smooth, lush and deep; dense, juicy and pure with rich texture and lovely balance; long with great finesse; a classic from this new label.

90 Double Canyon 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills ($25)

Smooth and bright with juicy plum and berry fruit; fresh, youthful and neatly balanced; tangy, balanced and long.

90 Marichal 2015 Tannat Reserve Collection, Canelones, Uruguay ($20)

People need to tune in on this under-appreciated variety, made with style and finesse in Uruguay; silky texture, bright plum and berry fruit with an earthy component; long and ripe.

89 Marichal 2015 Reserve Collection, Canelones, Uruguay ($20)

An interesting blend of Pinot and Tannat that crisp, bright and juicy; clean, racy and long.

91 Marques de Caceres 2014  Red, Rioja, Spain ($19)

Smooth, bright and juicy with tangy blackberry and cassis; an inexpensive, modern and totally charming Rioja that is mostly Tempranillo.

92 Marques de Caceres 2012 Red, Rioja Reserva, Rioja, Spain ($31)

Rich and complex Tempranillo-based wine with depth and fresh, juicy blackberry; nuances of oak, toast and vanilla.

92 Michael Pozzan 2015 Zinfandel, Oakville, Napa Valley, USA ($25)

Spicy, toasty nose; deep ruby color. smooth, mellow texture and ripe notes of vanilla and spice; lush fruit, long and meaty, balanced and charming.

93 Michael Pozzan 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sailor’s Grave, Napa Valley, USA ($45)

Lush plum and blackberry nose; smooth, generous and rich with smooth, ripe flavors; deep berries and spice with intensity and finesse; long, juicy and balanced.

88 Nobilo Icon 2015 Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($22)

Smooth, bright and juicy with light cherry and savory notes; fresh and generous with balance and lively style.

92 Seven Hills Winery 2014 Walla Walla Valley ($35)

Smooth, dense and ripe; velvety, juicy and rich with lovely balance, tangy berry fruit and a long, deep finish.

88 Steele Wines 2013 Shooting Star Syrah, Lake County ($14)

Dark, dense and rich with blackberry and spice; a lush, rich every day wine from Jed Steele.

88 Steele Wines 2015 Shooting Star Merlot, Lake County ($14)

A clean, smooth every day sipper that has ripe berry fruit and notes of earth; balanced and long.

88 Steele Wines 2015 Shooting Star Zinfandel, Mendocino ($14)

Smooth, ripe and juicy with ripe berry fruit and good balance; an every day wine with substance.

88 Steele Wines 2015 Shooting Star Pinot Noir, Lake County ($14)

Crisp, fresh and clean with cherry, spice and savory notes; Jed Steele’s successful attempt to make a value Pinot.

91 Terra di Seta 2012 Assai Sangiovese, Gran Selezione, Chianti Classico DOCG ($45)

Deep ruby color; smooth, lush and mellow with bright berry fruit; notes of earth, spice and oak; long and balanced. Kosher.

91 Testarossa Winery 2015 Pinot Noir, Cuvée Los Gatos, Santa Lucia Highlands, USA ($28)

Smooth, juicy and showing deep cherry and savory notes; lush, dense and balanced with earthy elements;

90 Testarossa Winery 2015 Rob’s Red Cuvée Los Gatos,  Central Coast, USA ($35)

Earthy, plum nose; smooth and juicy with ripe black raspberry and cassis; dense, rich and tangy; balanced and long.

92 Testarossa Winery 2014 Premium Red Blend, Santa Cruz Mountains, USA ($54)

Deep ruby color; smooth and juicy with tangy blackberry and racy acidity; clean and lush with depth and style; a blend of all five Bordeaux varieties with Merlot in the lead.

92 Testarossa Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Black Ridge Vineyard, Santa Cruz Mountains, USA ($85)

Deep ruby color; toasty plum nose; smooth texture and juicy style with plum, berries and cassis; notes of spice, oak and tangy acidity; smooth, balanced and long.

95 Tierra Roja 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley ($155)

Smooth and rich, intense and deep with plum, blackberry and cassis; lush, ripe and deep; balanced and long; a stunning Napa superwine.


ROSÉ & DESSERT

91 Gruet Winery NV Brut Sparkling, American, USA ($17.99)

Smooth, crisp and dry with generous fruit and fine bubbles; fresh, juicy and clean with tangy style, a delightful wine and an amazing value.

91 Gruet Winery 2012 Blanc de Blanc Sparkling, Gilbert Grande Reserve, New Mexico, USA ($34.99)

Crisp, clean and juicy with earthy notes and mineral elements; elegant, complex and bright with a long, lively and balanced finish; a surprise from New Mexico.
90 Gruet Winery NV Blanc de Noir Sparkling,  USA ($17.99)

Smooth and rich with ripe but elegant style; dry, balanced and deep; a carefully made wine at a very reasonable price.

90 Gruet Winery NV Sparkling Rosé, USA ($17.99)

Bright pink color; smooth strawberry nose; dense, juicy and fresh with good balance and style; long and rich.

90 Gruet Winery NV Sauvage Brut Sparkling,  USA ($20)

Clean, rich and fruity with balance and depth; a fresh and tangy wine made in the painstaking Méthode Champenoise and very reasonably priced.

92 Gruet Winery 2012 Blanc de Blancs Sparkling, New Mexico ($35)

Fresh and elegant with bright, juicy style; tangy, dry and crisp; smooth and racy with finesse and fine balance; charming and racy.

91 Gruet Winery 2012 Sparkling Rosé, Cuvée Danielle, New Mexico ($35)

Deep rosé color; dry, snappy and ripe with hints of strawberries; juicy, smooth and lush; balanced and tangy with long, rich flavors.

90 Gruet Winery NV Blanc de Blancs Sparkling, New Mexico ($18)

Golden color; dry and crisp with rich texture; bright and juicy with tangy, ripe flavors and excellent balance; smooth and dense.

88 Gruet Winery NV Demi-Sec Sparkling, New Mexico ($18)

Round, lush and off-dry; smooth, clean and rich; simple, fresh and long.

91 Schramsberg Vineyards NV Brut Rosé Sparkling, Mirabelle, North Coast ($28)

Pale pink color; soft strawberry nose; dry, crisp and bright with balance and finesse; juicy and long with a clean, tangy finish.

93 Schramsberg Vineyards 2013 Blanc de Noir Sparkling, North Coast ($42)

Golden amber color; smooth texture, ripe, fresh and rich flavors; round and deep with balance and a great, long finish; from Napa’s best sparkling wine producer.

91 Schramsberg Vineyards 2014 Brut Rosé Sparkling, North Coast ($45)

Bright pink color; rich and smooth with dense, ripe berry flavor; fresh, clean and balanced; long and lush.

 

 

September 2017

By: Blue Lifestyle


WHITE

91 Alpha Estate 2016 Malagouzia, Turtles Vineyard, Florina, Greece ($18)

Smooth, fresh and juicy with bright, tangy flavors of ripe fruit; lush yet racy and crisp; deep and long; a Greek variety to watch.

92 Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier 2016 Riesling, Kabinett Off-Dry, Bernkasteler Vineyard, Mosel ($23)

Smooth, silky and juicy with tangy peach and apricot; fresh and bright, balanced and long.

93 Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier 2016 Riesling, Kabinett, Kanzemer Altenberg Vineyard, Mosel ($25)

Lush and bright with peach, rich style and off-dry fruit; creamy and juicy; sweet and elegant.

92 Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier 2016 Riesling, Kabinett, Ürziger Würzgarten Vineyard, Mosel ($23)

Silky and smooth with lush peach and juicy style; fresh and balanced.

93 Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier 2016 Riesling, Kabinett, Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Vineyard, Mosel ($23)

Rich, dense and creamy with juicy peach and lush style; tangy, fresh and balanced; long and lovely.

89 Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier 2016 Riesling, Kabinett, Scharzhofberger Vineyard, Mosel ($23)

Smooth and spicy with minerals and juicy fruit; long and fresh.

91 Bischöfliche Weingüter Trier 2016 Riesling, Kabinett Off-Dry, Ayler Vineyard, Mosel ($23)

Lush and juicy with minerals and tangy peach; crisp, smooth and tangy; long and balanced.

88 Cellardoor Winery 2014  Viognier, USA ($17)

Smooth, clean and aromatic; juicy and ripe with depth and balance; lush and tangy.

93 Checkmate Artisanal Winery 2014 Fool’s Mate Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, BC VQA ($75)

Vanilla nose; smooth and bright with elegant style and lively acidity; minerally and fresh, long and balanced.

93 Checkmate Artisanal Winery 2014 Attack Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, BC VQA ($90)

Minerally nose; smooth and bright with ripe pear, tropical and citrus fruit; juicy, youthful and elegant; long and balanced.

92 Checkmate Artisanal Winery 2014 Capture Chardonnay, Border Vista Vineyard, Okanagan Valley, BC VQA ($80)

Smooth and creamy with ripe citrus and tropical fruit; lush, rich and balanced with good acid structure; long and balanced.

92 Checkmate Artisanal Winery 2014 Knight’s Challenge Chardonnay, Sunset Vineyard, Okanagan Valley, BC VQA ($75)

Ripe nose; rich and dense with lush texture and mature flavors; long and complex, balanced and intense.

94 Checkmate Artisanal Winery 2014 Little Pawn Chardonnay,  Barn Vineyard, Okanagan Valley, BC VQA ($85)

Floral nose; juicy and bright with racy acidity and crisp flavors; elegant and deep; long and graceful.

92 Checkmate Artisanal Winery 2014 Queen Taken Chardonnay, Dekleva Vineyard, Golden Mile Bench – DVA, BC VQA ($100)

Smooth and lush with minerals and spice; balanced and rich with ripe fruit and good depth; long and lush; an amazing wine from Canada.

86 Domaine de Terra Vecchia NV Muscat, Ile De Beauté IGP ($15)

Smooth spicy with clean, sweet and very soft style; fresh and long.

93 Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium 2016 Riesling, Schiefer QbA Off-Dry, Mosel ($17)

Silky texture with off-dry, rounded fruit flavors; juicy citrus and lovely balance; racy and long.

91 Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium 2016 Riesling Trocken, Fritz Willi Dry, Mosel ($17)

Smooth, dry and juicy with soft citrus and tangy style; fresh an elegant, long and charming.

92 Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium 2016 Riesling Feinherb, Fritz Willi Off-Dry, Mosel ($17)

Smooth and lush with off-dry style; juicy and intense with rounded citrus fruit and lovely balance.

92 Friedrich Wilhelm Gymnasium 2016 Riesling Trocken, Schiefer QbA Dry, Mosel ($17)

Lush and rich with dry, silky style; crisp citrus and lingering acidity; long and refined.

90 Harken 2016 Chardonnay, Barrel Fermented, California, USA ($15)

Smooth, lush and rich with sweet oak and vanilla; all the elements of wines offered at three times the price; stylish and long.

90 Meiomi 2016 Chardonnay, California, USA ($21)

Greenish gold color; smooth, ripe nose; clean and smooth, sweet with silky texture and subtle acidity; fresh and juicy, long and balanced. Twisty.

92 Murphy-Goode 2014 Chardonnay, California, USA ($14)

The label is retro but the wine is thoroughly modern: silky and fresh with seamless, juicy and tangy pear fruit lightly kissed by vanilla; long and balanced and what a price! Twisty.

92 Piña Napa Valley 2015 Chardonnay, Low Vineyard, Oak Knoll District ($34)

Vanilla and ripe pear nose; smooth and creamy with balanced fruit and subtle oak; long and fresh.

92 Ricardo Santos 2017 Semillon, Mendoza, Argentina ($16)

Deep golden color; lush and creamy with ripe tropical fruit and smooth texture; notes of vanilla and toast; balanced, rich and long. Twisty.

91 Roger Roessler Wines 2015 Big Bend Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($30)

Soft and silky with creamy texture and buttery style; bright with a core of crisp acidity; lively and clean.

90 Ron Rubin 2016 Pinot Gris, Russian River Valley ($20)

Lush and juicy with ripe tropical fruit and smooth texture; dense with crisp acidity and aromatic notes; long and intense.

93 Shaw & Smith 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, Australia ($22)

Silky and smooth, dry and juicy with pure fruit and lovely balance; bright acidity and juicy citrus; long and tangy.

91 Shaw & Smith 2014 M3 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, Australia ($35)

Racy and crisp, nectarine and subdued oak; bright, fresh and juicy with a long finish.

94 Tolpuddle Vineyard 2015 Chardonnay, Coal River Valley – Tasmania ($60)

Smooth and silky with juicy acidity, intensity and lovely flavors; very Burgundian, elegant and fresh, stunning long and bright.

93 Testarossa Winery 2015 Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands, USA ($38)

Silky and elegant with bright, juicy fruit; crisp and smooth, subtle and refined.

94 Testarossa Winery 2015 Diana’s Chardonnay, California ($72)

A refined and elegant wine with velvety texture and great finesse; there is also impressive depth: toasty oak, crisp acidity and restrained complexity.

94 Tolpuddle Vineyard 2015 Chardonnay, Coal River Valley – Tasmania ($60)

Smooth and silky with juicy acidity, intensity and lovely flavors; very Burgundian, elegant and fresh, stunning long and bright.


RED

92 Alpha Estate 2014 Xinomavro, Hedgehog Vineyard, Amyndeon, Greece ($22)

A lush and smooth modern Greek wine with depth, freshness and finesse; clean, bright and juicy with spice and depth; long, rich and balanced.

93 Apaltagua 2015 Grial Carmenère, Apalta Valley, Chile ($75)

Rich ruby color; herbal nose; juicy, silky and earthy; smooth and tangy with lively, edgy style; toasty with notes of coffee and spice.

91 Apaltagua 2014 Pinot Noir, Coleccion Limited Edition, San Antonio Valley, Chile ($25)

Rich ruby color; spicy, jammy nose; silky, fresh and juicy with bright structure and tangy cherry fruit; ripe and rich, long and deep.

90 Calcu 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Gran Reserve, Colchagua Valley, Chile ($25)

Bright ruby color; juicy and fresh with edgy, tangy and spicy style; racy and lively with medium body and a long lively finish.

88 Caposaldo 2016 Chianti DOCG ($11)

Clean and fresh, juicy and bright; crisp smooth; long and balanced.

88 Cellardoor Winery 2013 Pinot Noir, American, USA ($25)

Smooth and juicy with cherry fruit and savory notes; clean, balanced and long.

91 Cellardoor Winery 2013 Petit Verdot, American, USA ($24)

Deep, dark ruby color; lush plum and berry nose; spicy, rich and intense with ripe plum and spice; smooth, deep and balanced.

90 Cellardoor Winery 2013 Petite Sirah, American, USA ($27)

Dark ruby color; smooth and lush with intense blackberry fruit; smooth and rich with spice and ripe fruit; long and balanced.

87 Cellardoor Winery 2013 Ned Said Red, USA ($26)

Smooth, toasty and herbal; the winery is in Maine where the grapes come from is another question; silky and herbal, balanced and clean; medium bodied.

90 Cellardoor Winery 2013 Iron Gate Red Blend, USA ($30)

Smooth and lush with tangy, juicy style; the winery is in Maine but the grapes could come from anywhere; a delightful medium-bodied Bordeaux blend with silky texture and good length.

91 Cellardoor Winery 2013 Cielos Red Blend, USA ($30)

A charming medium-bodied red with spice, blackberry and silky texture; the winery is in Maine but the grapes could be from anywhere; a charming, balanced and long wine.

90 Cellardoor Winery 2013 Monti al Mare Sangiovese Blend, USA ($26)

Fresh and juicy with tangy berry fruit; bright and racy with lush, lively style; balanced and long.

92 Midnight Cellars 2014 Estate Merlot, Willow Creek District, Paso Robles ($36)

Smooth, rich and luscious with velvety texture and dense berry fruit; concentrated and rich, long and dense; long and spicy.

92 Midnight Cellars 2013 Mare Nectaris Reserve Red Blend, Paso Robles ($52)

A tangy and clean Bordeaux blend with racy acidity and fresh berry fruit; smooth, edgy and long with balance and racy flavors; nice depth and fresh flavors; juicy and long.

93 Midnight Cellars 2013 Zenith Estate Cuvée, Willow Creek District, Paso Robles ($70)

Bright, crisp and juicy, smooth and lush with tangy berry fruit and ripe, lively style; intense and fresh with clean, balanced fruit; bright, lively and long.

92 Murphy-Goode 2013 Misc. Red Blend, California, USA ($14)

Dark and lush; another bargain winner from this Jackson Family label; six varieties blended to make a rich, smooth blackberry and cassis flavored wine; deep, complex and juicy with velvety texture; long and lovely.

93 Shafer Vineyards 2015 TD-9 Custom Proprietary Red, Napa Valley ($60)

Smooth, velvety and lush with ripe plum and tangy berry fruit; rich, juicy and deep; balanced, dense and complex with notes of earth and spice; long and complex.

88 Craggy Range Vineyards 2015 Te Kahu, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand ($22)

Smooth and juicy with plum, cassis and berry fruit; bright and balanced, juicy and long.

93 Craggy Range Vineyards 2015 Sophia, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand ($73)

Soft and smooth with deep ruby color and ripe plum; toasty oak and elegant complex style; lush, deep and long with excellent balance;another well-crafted wine from one of the very best Kiwi producers.

94 Craggy Range Vineyards 2015 Le Sol Syrah, Le Sol, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand ($105)

lush berry nose; smooth and dense with dark ruby color and lovely, rich blackberry and cassis flavors; tangy, balanced and long; complex and balanced.

94 Domus Aurea 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley, Chile ($70)

Rich ruby color; minty none; smooth and rich concentrated plum and cassis; intense and complex with depth and style; long and elegant; one of the four or five very best Chilean wines.

92 Ledson Winery & Vineyards 2013 Reserve  Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley ($110)

Deep ruby color; smooth and rich with ripe plum, cocoa and spice; dense and complex, long and intense; another winner from this consistently excellent winery..

91 Marqués de Cáceres 2014 Crianza, Rioja, Spain ($19)

Smooth, bright and juicy with tangy blackberry and cassis; an inexpensive, modern and totally charming Rioja that is mostly Tempranillo.

92 Marqués de Cáceres 2012 Reserva, Rioja, Spain ($31)

Rich and complex Tempranillo-based wine with depth and fresh, juicy blackberry; nuances of oak, toast and vanilla.

88 Masi 2016 Modello, Rosso delle Venezie IGT ($11)

Smooth and tangy with racy acidity and bright herbal notes; silky and fresh, crisp and juicy.

88 Masi 2015 Passo Doble, Tupungato – Mendoza ($15)

Fresh and smooth with bright berry fruit and racy style; clean, balanced and long.

89 Pedroncelli Winery 2014 Wisdom Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate, Dry Creek Valley ($36)

Deep ruby color; smooth and ripe with plum, spice and mocha flavors; clean, long and balanced.

88 Pedroncelli Winery 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Three Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley ($20)

Bright and plummy with medium body and smooth texture; crisp, balanced and long.

90 Pedroncelli Winery 2015 Zinfandel, Mother Clone Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley ($19)

Smooth and fresh with juicy berry fruit and clean, balanced style; bright blackberry and spice; lush and long; from a long-time Sonoma producer.

92 Peñalolen 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley, Chile ($20)

Bright ruby color; smooth and lush with plum, berries and notes of chocolate and spice; deep, complex and luscious.

92 Penner-Ash Wine Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton ($65)

Silky and bright with juicy cherry and tangy acidity; smooth, savory and fresh. long and balanced.
93 Penner-Ash Wine Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir, Zena Crown Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills ($65)

Bright and juicy with ripe black cherry and spice; rich, dense and toasty with smooth texture and a long finish.

91 Penner-Ash Wine Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ($40)

Smooth and ripe with juicy, rich flavors; rich black cherry and tangy acidity. long and dense, balanced and lush.

91 Penner-Ash Wine Cellars 2015 Syrah, Oregon ($40)

Smooth and dense with blackberry and spice with hints of vanilla and toasty oak; lush and dense with grace and style.

93 Piña Napa Valley 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Firehouse Vineyard, Rutherford ($85)

Rich and dense nose; smooth, juicy with plum and blackberry; tangy and lively with balance, style and finesse.

95 Piña Napa Valley 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Buckeye Vineyard, Howell Mountain ($99)

Smooth and toasty nose; ripe and juicy with smooth texture and rich flavors; blackberry, plum and cassis with hints of vanilla and spice; juicy and long.

93 Piña Napa Valley 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ames Vineyard, Oakville ($85)

Smooth, toasty nose; lush, rich and deep with lush blackberry and cassis; mellow and ripe, balanced, long and intense.

88 Ron Rubin 2016 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($25)

Silky, bright and savory with notes of cherry, earth and spice; crisp and balanced with finesse and style.

90 Sarah’s Vineyard 2015 Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands ($38)

Silky textured and juicy with bright cherry and raspberry fruit; savory and spicy, bright and balanced with grace and style.

93 Shafer Vineyards 2015  TD-9 Proprietary Red, Napa Valley ($60)

Smooth, velvety and lush with ripe plum and tangy berry fruit; rich, juicy and deep; balanced, dense and complex with notes of earth and spice; long and complex.

93 Shaw & Smith 2015 Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills, Australia ($35)

Smooth, juicy and vibrant with lush cherry fruit and tangy style; balanced, fresh and long with great finesse.

91 Shaw & Smith 2014 Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills, Australia ($35)

Juicy and savory with crisp acidity and lively raspberry; aromatic and fragrant; long and juicy.

90 Shaw & Smith 2014 Shiraz, Adelaide Hills, Australia ($35)

Smooth and dense with tangy acidity and lively berry fruit; meaty and fresh; savory and long.

94 Shaw & Smith 2015 Shiraz, Adelaide Hills, Australia ($35)

Deep ruby color; lush, smooth and bright with finesse, spice and depth; vibrant, rich and elegant; a complete package; gorgeous from one of Australia’s best wineries.

92 Tolpuddle Vineyard 2015 Pinot Noir, Coal River Valley – Tasmania ($60)

Smooth, spicy and savory; earthy, rich and juicy; spicy and long.

93 Testarossa Winery 2015 Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, USA ($48)

Bright, tangy and smooth; juicy and tangy with lively acidity and a long, fresh finish; savory, balanced and long.

92 The Farm Winery 2014 Primal Scream, Adelaida District, Paso Robles ($60)

Smooth and rich with lush flavors of blackberry and cassis; rich and showing hints of spice and notes of licorice; dense and long.

92 The Farm Winery 2014 LPF, Adelaida District, Paso Robles ($65)

Deep ruby color; smooth, juicy and rich with lush plum, blackberry and cassis; velvety texture and long, dense style.

92 The Farm Winery 2014 Touchy-Feely, Adelaida District, Paso Robles ($60)

Medium bright ruby color; silky and juicy with spice, blueberry, cassis and tangy fruit; crisp and lively with balance and length; from the owner of Argentina’s Achával-Ferrer.

93 The Farm Winery 2014 The Big Game, Adelaida District, Paso Robles ($75)

juicy and ripe with bright blackberry, cassis and plum; smooth and lush with balance, style and notes of spice; rich and balanced.

92 Tolpuddle Vineyard 2015 Pinot Noir, Coal River Valley – Tasmania ($60)

Smooth, spicy and savory; earthy, rich and juicy; spicy, juicy and long.

96 VinRoc 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak/Napa Valley ($100)

Dark, rich and concentrated with smooth texture and deep plum and berry fruit; toasty, dense and concentrated; elegant and long; a stunning, cult-worthy wine that is a bargain compared to others in its class.


ROSÉ & DESSERT

90 Clos Alivu 2016 Rosé, AOP Patrimonio ($22)

Pale salmon pink; smooth texture with mellow, juicy flavor; crisp, fresh and racy; clean and stylish; long and balanced.

88 Domaine De Torraccia Rosé 2016 AOP Corse – Porto Vecchio 

Smooth and dry with a base of crisp acidity; fresh, spicy and juicy with balance and depth.

92 La Villa Angeli 2016 Don Pasquale Rosé , AOP Corse 

Snazzy designer bottle; soft pink color; dry and smooth with juicy, tangy raspberry fruit; silky and with a racy finish.

90 Cellardoor Winery 2014 Sparkling Rosé, Vendange, Maine, USA ($40)

Deep salmon rosé color; a crisp, juicy sparkler make from grapes grown in Maine; dry, racy and bright; fresh and balanced.

90 Cellardoor Winery 2014 Blanc de blancs, Maine, USA ($50)

Bright golden color; made from Frontenac Gris and Frontenac Blanc grown in Maine; smooth, crisp and juicy with dry, tangy and balanced fruit flavors; fresh, smooth and balanced.

92 Schramsberg Vineyards 2014 Méthode Traditionnelle, North Coast ($40)

Smooth and fresh with tangy citrus and crisp acidity; bright and racy with lively flavors and considerable finesse.

88 Schramsberg Vineyards NV Mirabelle Méthode Traditionnelle, California ($27)

Smooth and fresh with rich, juicy style; simple but balanced and clean; bright and long.

90 Schramsberg Vineyards 2013 Méthode Traditionnelle, Napa Valley ($41)

Aromatic and sweet, creamy and lush; smooth and floral with balance and a long finish.

 

August 2017

By: Blue Lifestyle


WHITE

92 Sidebar Cellars 2016 Kerner, Mokelumne River ($25)

California’s only version of this German hybrid variety is made by master winemaker David Ramey; silky, crisp and lifted with racy acidity and bright, aromatic style.

91 Agricola Punica 2016 Samas, Isola dei Nuraghi IGT (Sardinia) ($20)

Smooth and lush with ripe tropical fruit and rich texture; dry, juicy and bright.

88 Bischofliche Weingüter 2016 Riesling, DOM dry, Mosel ($18)

Racy and dry with lively acidity; steely, minerally and crisp; clean, fresh and long.

91 Castel Wines 2014 C Blanc du Castel Chardonnay, Judean Hills, Israel ($43)

Spicy, vanilla oak nose; silky and bright, fresh and tangy with crisp fruit and good balance; tangy and long. Kosher.

90 Chappellet 2016 Chenin Blanc, Signature, Napa Valley ($32)

Smooth and juicy, fresh and tangy with spice, crisp fruit and good balance; a special passion of the Chappellet family.

88 Edna Valley Vineyard 2016 Pinot Grigio, California ($14)

Bright, spicy nose; juicy and aromatic with ripe fruit and notes of earth; fresh, balanced and long.

88 Flint & Steel Wines 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($16)

Smooth and fresh with lush texture and good balance; soft, clean and juicy; lush and long.

90 Franz Keller Schwarzer Adler 2016 Pinot Blanc, Franz Keller, Baden ($25)

Dry, minerally and smooth; crisp, racy and bright with tangy fruit and a long finish.

92 Grgich Hills Estate 2015 Chardonnay, Miljenko’s Selection, Estate, Carneros – Napa Valley ($60)

Fresh, refined nose; silky texture and showing ripe, juicy, elegant structure; firm and yet smooth, long, balanced and showing considerable finesse.

91 Gundlach Bundschu 2016 Estate Gewürztraminer, Sonoma ($25)

Rose petal nose; smooth, juicy and spicy with off-dry style; round, fresh and balanced; long and charming.

88 Les Freres Couillaud 2015 Chateau de la Ragotiere Sélection Vieilles Vignes, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie ($17)

Fresh aromatic nose; clean, bright and crisp; fresh, juicy and tangy; dry,bright and lively.

93 Pellegrini Family Vineyards 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Bennett Valley ($22)

Smooth, ripe nose; lush, bright and rich with tangy, ripe fruit; fresh, rounded and nicely balanced; long and precise.

92 Schloss Vollrads 2016 Riesling, Spätlese, Rheingau, Germany ($31)

Smooth and lush with tangy acidity and luscious sweetness; elegant, rich and long.

86 Schmitt Sohne 2016  Relax Riesling Qba, Mosel ($10)

Fresh, smooth and sweet with bright acidity and good balance; juicy and long.

93 Schmitt Söhne 2015 Riesling, Beerenauslese, Rheinhessen, Germany ($20)

Golden color; silky texture with lovely sweet botrytis notes; lush with candied apricot and ripe. juicy flavors; sweet and intense, long and rich.

88 Thomas Schmitt 2016 Riesling, Private Collection Qba, Estate, Mosel ($14)

Smooth, crisp and fresh with bright acidity and some sweetness; clean, lively and long.

92 Viña Robles 2016 Chardonnay, Mistral Vineyard, Monterey ($22)

Rich and dense with ripe tropical fruit and tangy acidity; creamy, smooth and showing vanilla and sweet oak; balanced and long.

91 Zocker 2015 Grüner Veltliner, Paragon Vineyard, Edna Valley ($20)

Fresh and juicy with silky texture and dry flavors; lively, tangy and long with balance and finesse; a California version of Austria’s prime variety.


RED

92 Alamos 2015 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($13)

Lush, ripe berry nose; smooth, juicy and smoky with bright blackberry and spice; tangy, balanced and lifted with depth and finesse; a remarkable value.

90 Bischofliche Weingüter 2015 Pinot Noir, Kanzemer Altenberg, Mosel, Germany ($28)

Bright ruby color; silky and fresh with notes of earth and bright cherry; juicy and deep with blance and good length.

92 Capçanes 2013 Garnacha, La Flor del Flor de Primavera, Montsant, Spain ($65)

Grenache is native to Spain and this is a fine example that also happens to be kosher: black raspberry, cherry and spice; medium-bodied and elegant; juicy and savory with graceful style and finesse.

91 Carmel Winery 2012 Shiraz, Kayoumi, Galilee, Israel ($35)

Dense spicy, peppery nose; smooth and ripe with juicy blackberry and spice; generous and open, long and balanced. Kosher.

89 Carnivor Wines 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, California ($15)

Amazingly dark color; dense, velvety texture; rich, intensely ripe style with blackberry, creme de cassis and chocolate; deep and long.

92 Château Léoville-Poyferré 2014 Pafillon de Leoville Poyferre, Saint-Julien AOC ($50)

Silky and fresh with graceful texture and bright style; smooth and tangy with soft tannins and bright acidity; fresh and long. Kosher.

92 Château Malartic-Lagravière 2014 Grand Cru Classé, Pessac-Léognan, France ($90)

The kosher version from a Grand Cru classé chateau; deep ruby color; silky and elegant with ripe, tangy style; balanced, tangy and stylish; long and rich. .

90 Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, 50th Anniversary, Columbia Valley ($15)

Smooth and plummy with generous, tangy style; bright and balanced and packaged in the retro label; a great value.

91 Franz Keller Schwarzer Adler 2015 Pinot Noir, Franz Anton, Baden ($42)

Smooth and lush with dry, rich berry fruit and racy acidity; fresh, juicy and deep; an excellent wine made from a variety that is very difficult to ripen Germany.

90 Geyser Peak 2014 Pluto’s Fury Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($36)

Earth, spice and berry nose; smooth, dense and showing plum, berries and toasty notes; balanced and long.

90 Goose Bay 2012 Two Hemisphere Selection Red Blend, Columbia Valley ($21)

Silky and smooth with juicy berry fruit and good balance; ripe and dense with deep fruit and spice. Kosher.

93 Herzog Wine Cellars 2014 Malbec, Paso Robles ($42)

Deep color; smooth blackberry and cassis nose; smooth, rich and juicy with ripe berry fruit and velvety texture; toasty new oak and lovely balance; long and luscious. Kosher.

91 Ledson Winery & Vineyards 2014 Merlot, Mountain Terraces Vineyard, Moon Mountain District ($78)

Smooth and balanced with plum, pomegranate and notes of earth; silky and toasty with medium body; long and balanced.

91 Medeiros 2014 Saudade Red Blend, Santa Clara Valley ($30)

Deep, dense and thick with intense, lush plum and blackberry fruit; ripe, supple and balanced; rich and long.

91 Midnight Cellars 2013 Zinfandel, Willow Creek District, Paso Robles, United States ($39)

Spice and blackberry nose; Deep ruby color; smooth and juicy with bright boysenberry and pomegranate fruit; ripe, supple and dense, long and balanced.

90 Midnight Cellars 2014 Nebula Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, United States ($44)

Rich blackberry nose; juicy and bright with toasty plum and berry fruit; soft and tangy.

92 Mood Wine 2015 Sangiovese, Sweet On You Red, Imola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy ($15)

Dense, rich, off-dry and juicy with ripe, intense flavors; lush, dense and smooth with round, deep style; spicy and balanced; surprising and lovely.

92 Neudorf Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir, Tom’s Block, Nelson, New Zealand ($33)

Tangy cherry and bright acidity; fresh and savory with mellow texture and fine balance; rich and long.

93 Pellegrini Family Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Toboni Oakwild Ranch, Russian River Valley ($50)

Lush and spicy nose; smooth and juicy with deep, juicy black cherry and spice; savory and tangy, long and balanced.

89 Sella & Mosca 2013 Reserva Cannonau di Sardegna DOC, Italy ($17)

In Sardinia many people live well into their 100s and they say this wine is one of the reasons; bright earthy nose; smooth, juicy and medium-bodied with earth, spice and leather notes; bracing and long.

93 Shiloh 2014 Mosaic Red Blend, Judean Hills, Israel ($55)

Smooth and dense with ripe plum, blackberry and spice; rich, deep and showing mocha and chocolate; long and intense with depth and balance. Kosher.

92 Tabor Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Limited Edition, Galilee, Israel ($44)

Lush and smooth with ripe blackberry and plum; rich and concentrated; juicy, deep and smooth; dense and balanced. Kosher.

91 Talbott Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir, Logan, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ($28)

Smooth and spicy nose; juicy and earthy, savory and complex; balanced and long.

88 Thomas Schmitt 2015 Pinot Noir, Private Collection, Estate, Rheinhessen, Germany ($14)

Pale ruby color; crisp and dry with earth and savory notes; silky and long.

89 Toad Hollow Vineyards 2016 Pinot Noir, Monterey ($17)

Pale ruby color; juicy cherry and earth notes; savory and angular with style and depth; long and complex at a remarkable price.

92 Viña Robles 2013 Suendero Red Blend, Adelaida Springs Ranch, Paso Robles ($56)

Very dark; smooth and juicy with blackberry, plum and cassis; lush, dense and tangy with notes of licorice and spice; rich and balanced.

93 Williams Selyem 2012 Pinot Noir, Calegari Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($55)

Smooth cherry and toasty nose; lush and smooth with rich black cherry and spice; deep and intense with finesse and lovely style.

92 Yatir Forest 2013 Red Blend, Judean Hills, Israel ($70)

Dense, earthy nose; dark, smooth and spicy with ripe plum and berry fruit; rich and balanced with good acid structure and a long finish. Kosher.

93 Zina Hyde Cunningham 2014 Reserve Pinot Noir, Julia’s Estate, Anderson Valley ($68)

Smooth cherry and earth nose; smoothly textured and tangy with deep flavors of earth and spice; complex, balanced and long.


ROSÉ & DESSERT

92 Breathless NV Ratafia, Napa Valley ($48)

A blend of fresh grape juice fortified with brandy; smooth, rich and sweet with ripe juicy fruit and good acid structure and balance.

88 Clos Venturi 2016 Rosé, AOP Corse ($33)

Deep salmon pink; smooth and dry; racy, crisp and balanced.

88 Domaine de Terra Vecchia 2016 Rosé, IGP Ile de Beauté (Corsica) ($15)

Pale pink; dry, juicy and crisp; tangy and fresh, racy and balanced.

89 Domaine Orenga de Gaffory 2016 Rosé, AOP Patrimonio (Corsica) ($22)

Pale pink; smooth, silky and dry; juicy, tangy and fresh; long and bright.

89 Edna Valley Vineyard 2016 Rosé, Central Coast ($14)

Soft pink color; smooth and juicy with floral notes and bright raspberry fruit; mellow and lush, dry, balanced and long.

90 Franz Keller Schwarzer Adler 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé, Franz Keller, Baden ($25)

Pale pink color; bone dry and silky with tangy acidity and raspberry notes; edgy and fresh, long and balanced.

86 Herzog Wine Cellars 2016 Baron Herzog Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, California ($11)

Deep salmon pink; dense, heavy and concentrated; smooth and rich. Kosher.

93 Schmitt Sohne 2016 Eiswein, Rheinhessen, Germany ($25)

Lush, thick and creamy with rich sweetness and lovely texture; dense apricot and honey flavors.

87 Viña Robles 2016 Estate Rosé, Huerhuero Vineyard, Paso Robles ($16)

Deep salmon pink; smooth, spicy and smooth; dense and rich; dry and balanced.

 

JULY 2017

By: Blue Lifestyle


WHITE

 

91 Alamos 2016 Torrontés, Salta, Argentina ($13)

Smooth, spice nose; silky and lush with juicy, fresh, spicy flavors; crisp and bright with tangy, ripe fruit with hints of muscat and peach; a delightful wine at an astonishing price.

90 Alois Lageder 2015 Pinot Grigio, Porer, Alto Adige DOC ($25)

Deep golden color; silky and ripe; lush and smooth, juicy and dense; dry, lush and balanced with rich texture and depth. Biodynamic.

89 Bollini 2016 Pinot Grigio, Trentino DOC ($16)

Fresh and smooth with minerals and racy acidity; dry, clean and lush with balance and finesse.

89 Buty Winery 2015 White Blend, Columbia Valley ($25)

Smooth, ripe and dense; rich and balanced with depth and length.

90 Castoro Cellars 2015 Falanghina, Oakenshield Wineworks, Estate, Paso Robles ($30)

Rich, golden color; lush and creamy with ripe, juicy tropical fruit; lush, deep and long.

88 Claiborne & Churchill 2016 Dry Riesling, Edna Valley ($22)

Smooth and juicy with dry, bright citrus and crisp apple fruit; racy and fresh.

89 Cutruzzola Vineyards 2014 Riesling, Riven Rock Vineyard, San Luis Obispo ($28)

Smooth, ripe and off-dry with creamy texture; lush and rich, long and juicy.

89 Eighty Four 2016 Albariño, Napa Valley ($28)

Aromatic, fresh and juicy; smooth and clean, bright, lush and balanced.

92 Famille Perrin 2015 Les Sinards Blanc, Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC ($38)

Smooth and creamy with minerals, juicy fruit and balance; lush and deep, long and showing considerable finesse.

90 Flying Goat Cellars 2015 Pinot Gris, Sierra Madre Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($24)

Golden color; juicy, smooth and bright with depth and finesse; balanced and long.

91 Grand Tokaj 2015 Dry By Tokaj Furmint, Tokaj, Hungary ($10)

Pale and clear with a smooth, dry pear nose; clean, juicy and fresh with mellow, aromatic style; silky and balanced, long and lush, mellow and charming.

90 Herzog 2014 Chardonnay, Special Reserve, Russian River Valley ($42)

Light golden color; silky and toasty with smooth, balanced style; fresh, juicy and long. Kosher.

89 Herzog 2016 Baron Herzog Chenin Blanc, California ($10)

Fresh, smooth and ripe with juicy fruit; clean, rounded and tangy; balanced and long. Kosher.

90 Joseph Carr 2015 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($22)

Generous and smooth with rich, creamy style; fresh, balanced and long.

91 Joseph Drouhin 2015 Vaudon, Chablis AC ($26)

Sweet fruit and floral aromas; creamy pear and tangy citrus with elegant minerals; balanced.

91 Livio Felluga 2016 Colli Orientali del Friuli Sauvignon DOC, Italy ($25)

Fresh and tart with grapefruit and lively citrus; racy and crisp, long and snappy.

91 Long Shadows Vintners 2016 Riesling, Poet’s Leap, Columbia Valley ($20)

Ripe, crisp and racy with lively acidity and dry, tangy citrus fruit; silky and elegant with balance and finesse.

92 MÁD Wine 2015 Dry By Tokaj Dry White Wine, Tokaj ($10)

Golden color, lush and smooth with dry, juicy style; furmint with small amounts of two local varieties; rich, mellow and rounded with juicy style and racy apple fruit; tangy and long.

88 Masi 2016 Masianco, Delle Venezie ($15)

Pale, smooth and tangy with dry, juicy apple fruit; tangy and fresh, bright and long.

91 Midnight Cellars 2016 Chardonnay, Willow Creek District, Paso Robles, United States ($29)

Smooth and creamy with silky texture and ripe pear fruit; juicy and bright with racy acidity and hints of vanilla and oak; balanced and supple with elegance and finesse; long and graceful.

92 Miner Family Winery 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($22)

Smooth and peachy with silky texture and fresh, clean, juicy and crisp style; bright, tangy and racy with balance and bracing flavors; long and fresh.

93 Miner Family Winery 2016 Viogner, California ($22)

Fresh and smooth with lovely, balanced flavors and floral notes; tangy, bright and juicy with clean, silky style; racy and long with lively, graceful flavors.

90 Oremus 2015 Mandolás Dry Furmint, Tokaji, Hungary ($25)

Golden color. dense aromatic nose; smooth and ripe with juicy, aromatic style; ripe, dense and lush, spicy and long; dry and creamy.

92 Peachy Canyon 2016 Viognier, Concrete Blanc, Melange du Rhone Vineyard, Paso Robles ($26)

Smooth, bright and lush with a hint of floral notes; crisp, fresh and balanced; subtle oak and silky texture; rich and balanced.

90 Penner-Ash Wine Cellars 2015 Riesling, Old Vine, Hyland Vineyard, McMinnville ($35)

Racy and dry with juicy citrus and tangy acidity; crisp and nervy with a long finish.

90 Penner-Ash Wine Cellars 2016 Viognier, Oregon ($30)

Creamy and ripe with smooth texture and rounded style; rich, dense and balanced.

91 Qupé 2015 Chardonnay, Y Block, Santa Barbara ($20)

Ripe, elegant and balanced with smooth texture, minerals and deep fruit; bright and long.

90 Reata 2016 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($20)

Smooth and bright with pleasant fruit and nice balance; clean, fresh and long.

91 Royal Tokaji Wine Company 2015 Furmint, The Oddity, Tokaj ($17)

Golden color; smooth and lush with dry, tangy balanced style; deep and ripe with bright apple fruit and light spice; mellow and juicy, long and rich.

90 Seven Angels Cellars 2014 Chardonnay, Edna Valley ($28)

Golden color; smooth and silky with ripe, tropical fruit and good acid structure; rich, balanced and long.

90 Tablas Creek 2014 Roussanne, Estate, Adelaida District – Paso Robles ($35)

Golden color; smooth, lush and creamy with ripe peach and dry fruit; rich and balanced, long and bright.

91 Tablas Creek 2016 Vermentino, Estate, Adelaida District – Paso Robles ($27)

Silky and fresh with smooth, ripe style; aromatic and lush with finesse and depth; long and balanced, mellow and lovely,

88 Tenuta di Salviano 2016 White Blend, Orvieto Classico Superiore DOC ($15)

Racy and clean with crisp acidity and bright minerals; fresh and juicy.

90 Trefethen 2016 Dry Riesling, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley ($25)

Crisp and juicy with racy acidity and lively citrus; fresh and bright with nervy style; tangy and balanced.

88 Zocker 2014 Riesling, Paragon Vineyard, Edna Valley ($20)

Minerally with smooth, juicy style with clean, racy fruit; dense and balanced.


RED

93 Alamos 2015 Malbec, Selección, Mendoza, Argentina ($20)

Fresh and silky with hints of toasty oak and vanilla; blackberry, cherry and spice with juicy berry fruit and racy acidity; deep, velvety and balanced; a classic malbec at a remarkable price.

93 Astrolabe Winery 2015 Pinot Noir, Province, Marlborough, New Zealand ($28)

Fresh, smooth and bright with elegant, ripe berry fruit; juicy, dense and complex; long, deep and balanced.

92 Babich Wines 2015 Pinot Noir, Black Label, Marlborough, New Zealand ($25)

Smooth and lush with juicy cherry fruit and clean, bright toasty style; balanced, mellow and long.

91 Babich Wines 2015 Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($22)

Bright ruby color; smooth and juicy with crisp cherry and tangy acidity; lush, lively and long.

91 Bodegas Muriel 2005 Tempranillo, Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain ($30)

Deep, dark and smooth with soft texture and good balance; dense, juicy with notes of plum and earth; long and mature.

90 Bodegas Muriel 2011 Tempranillo Reserva, Rioja, Spain ($20)

Silky and lush with notes of plum and earth; smooth, fresh but mature; balanced and long.

88 Brancott Vineyards 2016 Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($15)

Fresh, clean and tangy with lively acidity and juicy style; crisp and long.

93 Cadaretta 2014 Southwind Red Blend, Walla Walla Valley ($75)

Dark. smooth and mellow; juicy and ripe with rich plum and chocolate; tangy and dense, long and intense.

91 Cadaretta 2014 Springboard Red Blend, Columbia Valley ($50)

Lush and smooth with notes of chocolate and spice; mellow and rich, balanced and long; deep, dense and lush.

90 Cadaretta 2014 Windthrow Red Blend, Columbia Valley ($50)

Dark and smooth with rich Rhone style; juicy, ripe and deep; dense, youthful and long.

92 Calcareous Vineyard 2014 Trés Violet Red Blend, Paso Robles ($55)

Dark and ripe, juicy and tangy with intense blackberry and spice; dense and rich, lush and long.

93 Calcareous Vineyard 2013 Moose Red Blend, Paso Robles ($55)

Dark and rich with tangy blackberry fruit; intense and deep, juicy and rich; long and lush.

94 Chappellet 2013 Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley ($80)

Dark and rich with a note of tangy acidity in the background; silky and complex with a long, balanced finish.

95 Chappellet 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Pritchard Hill Vineyard, Napa Valley ($220)

Dark and rich with ripe, precise black plum and cherry fruit; elegant, balanced and deep with finesse and style; long and balanced.

93 Chappellet 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Signature, Napa Valley ($65)

Dark and lush with dense plum and blackberry with notes of vanilla; rich Napa-style cab at what is now a reasonable price.

97 Clos De La Tech 2012 Pinot Noir, Domaine du Docteur Rodgers Vineyard, San Francisco Bay ($102)

The top wine of T.J. Rodgers (CEO of Cypress Semiconductor) and his wife Valeta Massey made on a steep Santa Cruz Mountain one-acre vineyard; spicy cherry nose; smooth, supple and juicy with elegance and finesse; refined and dazzling; long and impressive.

96 Clos De La Tech 2012 Pinot Noir, Domaine Lois Louise “Cote Sud” Block, Santa Cruz Mountains ($82)

Smooth cherry nose; smooth and velvety with juicy berry fruit and lush texture; supple, rich and impressively Burgundian; complex, long and stunning.

94 Clos De La Tech 2012 Pinot Noir, Domaine Lois Louise “Twisty Ridge” Block, Santa Cruz Mountains ($62)

Deep ruby color; earthy and smooth with bright, racy black cherry fruit; juicy and lush, long and complex; supple and bright.

94 Clos De La Tech 2012 Pinot Noir, Domaine Valeta “Sunny Slope” Block, Santa Cruz Mountains ($62)

Smooth and velvety with ripe cherry and tangy acidity; lush and deep, long and complex with great style and finesse.

92 Clos De La Tech 2012 Pinot Noir, Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains ($45)

Deeply colored; smooth spicy nose; lush textured with ripe cherry fruit and notes of earth and spice; juicy and tangy with balance and rich flavors; long and supple.

92 Clos Henri 2014 Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($35)

A rare kiwi wine with a cork closure; smooth and lush with complex, toasty style; mellow and elegant.

91 Clos Henri 2016 Pinot Noir, Petit Clos, Estate, Marlborough, New Zealand ($20)

Pale ruby color; silky and elegant with smooth, juicy style; earthy, crisp and showing cherry fruit and good balanced; long and generous.

88 Cooper’s Hawk Winery NV Cooper’s Hawk Lux  Red Blend, Countryside ($40)

Smooth and juicy with tangy acidity and racy plum fruit; edgy and balanced.

92 Craggy Range Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir, Aroha, Te Muna Road, Martinborough, New Zealand ($105)

Deep, smooth and lush, tangy, rich and concentrated; deep, ripe and balanced; long and dense.

91 Enkidu Wine 2015 Red Blend E, Cuvée JM, Sonoma ($20)

Smooth and lush with tangy black fruit; juicy and rich with spice and depth.

92 Eradus Wines 2016 Pinot Noir, Single Vineyard, Awatere Valley – Marlborough, New Zealand ($25)

Smooth and silky with bright cherry and mellow style; juicy and lush with balance and tangy fruit; bright and long.

93 Felton Road 2015 Pinot Noir, Bannockburn – Central Otago ($65)

Deep ruby color; smooth and lush with bright black cherry and juicy style; hints of licorice and spice, long and rich.

95 Felton Road 2015 Pinot Noir, Block 3, Central Otago, New Zealand ($100)

Smooth and lush with ripe cherry and strawberry fruit; velvety and rich, elegant and complex; juicy and polished, long and balanced.

95 Felton Road 2015 Pinot Noir, Block 5, Central Otago, New Zealand ($100)

Rich ruby color; smooth and dense with rich cherry fruit and tangy acidity; elegant, balanced and complex; the father of Kiwi pinot; long, deep and stunning.

93 Felton Road 2015 Pinot Noir, Calvert, Central Otago, New Zealand ($80)

Dense and earthy, lush and smooth with ripe cherry and notes of spice and earth; tangy and bright, long and juicy.

92 Fortino 2012 Charbono, Estate, Santa Clara Valley ($44)

Dark, smooth and dense; lush, rich and spicy; juicy, lush and meaty with ripe plum and hints of earth.

90 Geyser Peak 2012 Tectonic Red Blend, Alexander Valley ($30)

Smooth and dense with racy acidity and spicy style; fresh and balanced, long and tangy.

93 Giesen Wine Estate 2013 Pinot Noir, Clayvin Vineyard, Marlborough, New Zealand ($75)

Deep ruby color; smooth, silky and complex; mellow cherry fruit with spice and savory notes; long and balanced.

93 Giesen Wine Estate 2013 Pinot Noir, Ridge Block Vineyard, Marlborough, New Zealand ($75)

Rich ruby color; smooth, mellow and lush with juicy cherry and complex spice; savory, tangy and long.

91 Giesen Wine Estate 2013 The Brothers Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($25)

Soft and smooth with lovely pillowy texture; mellow cherry and raspberry fruit; balanced, deep and showing considerable finesse.

90 Giesen Wine Estate 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Marlborough, New Zealand ($15)

Deep ruby color; smooth, ripe and lush with cherry fruit, spice and style.

90 Glover Family Vineyards 2015 Zephyr Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($20)

Bright ruby color; smooth, juicy and savory with bright cherry fruit; clean, fresh and long.

92 Greywacke Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($39)

Deep ruby color; smooth and silky with ripe cherry and juicy acidity; lush and balanced; long and fresh.

90 Grove Mill Wine Co 2014 Pinot Noir, Wairau Valley, Marlborough ($18)

Deep ruby color; smooth, lush and mellow with juicy cherry fruit and notes of earth; rich and complex with depth and style.

91 Herzog 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Special Edition, Rutherford District – Napa Valley ($95)

Smooth plum nose; lush and ripe with toasty and mellow plum and blackberry; smooth and balanced, rich and long. Kosher.

91 Herzog 2015 Lineage Camouflage, Clarksburg ($35)

Deep ruby color; toasty vanilla nose; smooth and mellow with lush texture and a long finish. Kosher.

90 Hillersden 2014 Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($21)

Smooth and juicy with rounded, bright cherry fruit; tangy and crisp, balanced and long.

90 Jackson Estate 2013 Pinot Noir, Vintage Widow, Marlborough, New Zealand ($28)

Smooth and savory with clean, fresh style; spicy, bright and balanced; long and crisp.

91 Jamieson Ranchs 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Double Lariat, Napa Valley ($45)

Dark ruby color; smooth and silky with balance and finesse; ripe plum and spice; long and bright.

90 Joseph Carr 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($26)

Smooth and lush with ripe plum sand berry fruit; toasty and juicy with a long finish.

89 Joseph Drouhin 2014 Hospices De Belleville, Brouilly ($26)

Lush and juicy with smoked wood aromas; plum and blackberry flavors with tangy acidity and strong tannins; long.

91 Jules Taylor Wines 2016 Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($24)

Smooth and fresh with juicy cherry and tangy acidity; balanced, bright and crisp; lively, bright and long.

88 Kono 2013 Pinot Noir, South Island, Marlborough ($13)

Smooth, clean and juicy with tangy cherry fruit and mellow style.

92 Leviathan 2013 Red Blend, California ($40)

Very dark ruby color; smooth, meaty and lush with spice, depth and acidity; intense and long.

94 Martinborough Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Home Block, Martinborough, New Zealand ($65)

The first to plant Pinot in Martinborough; dense and smooth with lush cherry and elegant structure; long and rich, balanced and complex.

93 Miner Family Wines 2014 Emily’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($50)

Smooth and elegant with smooth texture and bright plum and berry fruit; balanced and complex with supple style and classic structure; a first-rate Napa Cabernet at a very reasonable price.

91 Nautilus Estate 2014 Pinot Noir, Southern Valleys, Marlborough, New Zealand ($33)

Deep ruby color; smooth and ripe with juicy cherry and silky texture; fresh and balanced, long and savory.

93 Nga Waka 2015 Three Canoes Pinot Noir, Lease Block, Martinborough, New Zealand ($35)

Deep, rich ruby color; smooth and lush with dense cherry fruit and notes of spice and earth; rich, long and complex.

92 Nga Waka 2015 Three Paddles Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand ($20)

Deep ruby color; smooth, luscious and juicy with notes of earth, spice and toast; rich, balanced and long.

91 Opawa 2015 Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($22)

Deep ruby color; fresh, generous and smooth with bright cherry fruit and lush style; clean and mellow, long and balanced.

89 Peachy Canyon 2015 Incredible Red Zinfandel, California ($15)

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

93 Peachy Canyon 2015 Vortex Zinfandel, Paso Robles ($38)

Deep ruby color; smooth texture and bright berry fruit; racy and juicy with spice, vanilla and mocha; balanced and long.

92 Peachy Canyon 2015 Westside Zinfandel, Paso Robles ($22)

Deep ruby color; smooth, juicy and fresh with blackberry and lots of spice; supple, balanced and long; vanilla and new oak.

92 Penfolds 2015 Max’s Red Blend, South Australia ($25)

Very dark and spicy with plum and blackberry fruit; juicy, intense and toasty; concentrated and long.

91 Qupé 2013 Grenache, Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, Edna Valley ($35)

Smooth, juicy and spicy with blackberry and boysenberry; silky, long and balanced.

88 Qupé 2014 Syrah, Central Coast ($20)

Dark ruby color; smooth and spicy with decent fruit and good balance.

93 Rippon Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir, Mature Vine, Lake Wanaka – Central Otago, New Zealand ($60)

A rare cork-finished Kiwi wine; dark ruby color; smooth and juicy with bright cherry and tangy fruit; racy, dense and fresh; stylish and long.

91 Saint Clair Estate 2014 Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($20)

Smooth and juicy with ripe cherry and earthy notes; dense, clean and balanced.

92 Saint Clair Estate 2014 Pinot Noir, Pioneer Block, Awatere Valley – Marlborough, New Zealand ($32)

Deep ruby color; lush and juicy with smooth, ripe cherry fruit and racy acidity; complex and tangy with a long, balanced finish.

91 Seresin Estate 2013 Rachel Pinot Noir, Limited Release, Marlborough, New Zealand ($42)

Smooth and lush with ripe berry fruit and balanced style; savory and fresh with a long, juicy finish.

93 Seresin Estate 2013 Pinot Noir, Raupo Creek Vineyard, Marlborough, New Zealand ($67)

Deep ruby color; smooth cherry nose; juicy, bright cherry fruit with good depth and texture; complex and layered with savory notes and bright acidity.

89 Seresin Estate 2014 MOMO Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($19)

Silky and fresh, clean and juicy with notes of cherry and raspberry; tangy and balanced.

90 Seresin Estate 2014 Leah Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($30)

Smooth and mellow with fresh cherry fruit; bright and balanced, long and savory.

92 Spy Valley 2014 Envoy Pinot Noir, Johnson Vineyard, Waihopai Valley – Marlborough, New Zealand ($54)

Smooth, lush cherry nose; rich, velvety and mellow with elegant berry fruit and tangy acidity; long and juicy, fresh and balanced.

90 Tablelands 2015 Lagoon Hill Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($22)

Smooth and juicy with ripe cherry and balanced notes of earth; mellow and soft with spice and length.

88 Tablelands 2015 Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($20)

Silky and pale with savory notes of earth and spice; silky and juicy with cherry notes and smooth texture.

89 The Better Half 2015 Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($15)

Smooth and juicy with lush texture and tangy cherry fruit; notes of earth and savory elements; long and balanced.

91 The Hermit Ram 2016 Whole Bunch Pinot Noir, Canterbury, New Zealand ($32)

Dark, tangy and dense with racy, tannic style; rich and juicy with intensity and depth; long and balanced.

88 Tohu Wines 2013 Pinot Noir, Single Vineyard, Marlborough, New Zealand ($16)

Lush, herbal and juicy; dense and earthy with savory notes; silky and smooth, long and fleshy.

93 Toi Toi Wines 2014 Pinot Noir, Clutha Vineyard, Central Otago, New Zealand ($20)

Rich ruby color; lush and dense with juicy black cherry fruit and notes of plum; smooth and elegant, long and balanced.

92 Trinity Hill 2014 Syrah, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Hawkes Bay, New Zeland ($30)

Dark and juicy with deep berry and spice; tangy, peppery and long with wild blueberry and blackberry; fresh and balanced.

92 Troon Vineyard 2014 Red Blend, Southern Oregon ($50)

Bright and tangy with juicy plum; clean and balanced; silky and long, fresh and bright.

92 Two Rivers 2015 Pinot Noir, Tributary, Marlborough, New Zealand ($30)

Rich ruby color; dense, clean and earthy with ripe cherry and savory notes; balanced, long and generous.

92 Vik 2011 Red Blend, Cachapoal Valley, Chile ($140)

Smokey, green herbs in the nose; smooth and lush, dense and rich; ripe plum and spice; long.

92 Villa Maria 2014 Pinot Noir, Cellar Selection, Marlborough, New Zealand ($26)

Smooth and ripe, mellow and lush with depth and balance; rich cherry and savory notes; long and stylish.

93 Villa Maria 2014 Pinot Noir, Taylors Pass, Marlborough, New Zealand ($42)

Deep ruby color; juicy and bright with tangy cherry fruit and racy acidity; mellow and balanced, smooth and ripe, long and fresh.

90 Villa Maria 2015 Pinot Noir, Private Bin, Marlborough, New Zealand ($18)

Smooth, juicy and mellow with soft, lush style; clean, bright and long.

90 Wither Hills 2013 Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($22)

Bright ruby color; fresh and juicy with racy acidity and crisp cherry; racy and fresh, long and tangy.

90 Yealands 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Awatere Valley – Marlborough, New Zealand ($35)

Smooth and lush with sweet cherry fruit and bright acidity; ripe, rich and balanced.

88 Yealands 2016 Pinot Noir, Peter Yealands, Marlborough, New Zealand ($19)

Fresh and juicy cherry with notes of earth and spice; clean, silky and crisp, long and balanced.


ROSÉ & DESSERT

91 Peachy Canyon 2016 Rosé Blend, Paso Robles ($24)

Bright salmon pink; silky, crisp and dry with spice and smooth texture; long and fresh.

94 Arteis & Co 2004 Brut Champagne, France ($80)

Rich golden color; rich and mature with burnished fruit and deep, racy acidity; complex and elegant, intense and luscious, creamy and long.

92 Jean Diot NV Blanc de Blancs Champagne, France ($55)

Juicy and smooth with lovely depth and balance; bright and elegant, long and fresh.

92 Jean Diot NV Brut Rosé Champagne, France ($55)

Light salmon pink; fresh and lush with smooth, ripe flavors; long and balanced.

92 Vilmart & Cie 2007 Brut Champagne, Montagne de Reims Coeur de Cuvée, France ($160)

Rich and crisp; ripe and juicy; toasted, fresh; balanced and linear.

94 Vilmart & Cie 2008 Brut Champagne, Montagne de Reims Coeur de Cuvée, France ($160)

Pure and racy; juicy and crisp; toasty, elegant; smooth and lovely; ripe, full; dense and long.

93 Vilmart & Cie 2010 Brut Rosé Champagne, Montagne de Reims Grand Cellier Rubis, France ($160)

Smooth with strawberry fruit; racy and tangy; crisp; fresh and rich.

93 Vilmart & Cie 2011 Brut Champagne, Montagne de Reims Grand Cellier d’Or, France ($100)

Smooth, elegant and rich; lush, crisp and toasty with precise flavors; fresh and racy; lively and balanced; long and juicy with a bright lovely finish.

91 Vilmart & Cie NV Brut Champagne, Montagne de Reims Grand Cellier, France ($75)

Fresh and crisp; bright and elegant; tangy and round; lively; toasty & balanced; rich.

93 Vilmart & Cie NV Brut Rosé Champagne, Montagne de Reims Cuvée Rubis, France ($95)

Pale rose color; tangy and racy; juicy, bright and long.

 

JUNE 2017

By: Blue Lifestyle


WHITE

90 Masseria Li Veli 2015 Verdeca, Canale di Pirro Vineyard, Valle d’Itria IGT ($18)

Smooth and minerally with spice and ripe tropical fruit; showing depth and complex flavors of pear and spice; long and balanced, fresh.

92 Terras do Cigarrón 2015 Godello, Monterrei, Spain ($17)

Soft, smooth and elegant; pear and citrus with dry minerals; silky and round acidity; balanced.

90 Amici Cellars 2015 Chardonnay, Sonoma ($25)

Smooth and toasty with creamy, rich style; lush and rich, ripe and dense; long and balanced.

91 Amici Cellars 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($25)

Silky, creamy and fresh with racy citrus and elegant balance; juicy and layered.

90 Amisfield 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Central Otago, New Zealand ($25)

Smooth, fresh and juicy with bright citrus and peach; tangy, lively and racy; snappy and long.

92 Balletto Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($28)

Fresh, juicy and crisp with racy acidity and bright, silky texture; lively, balanced and long.

89 Bigi 2015 Classico White Blend, Orvieto, Italy($12)

Tangy citrus fruit with toasted vanilla oak; earthy minerals and racy acidity; soft, balanced and long.

89 Bigi 2015 White Blend, Est! Est!! Est!!! Di Montefiascone DOC ($13)

Soft and smooth with floral aromas; easy minerals and balanced acidity; citrus and peach flavors; dry.

88 Brancott Vineyards 2016 Flight Song Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($16)

Silky smooth and fresh with juicy citrus; clean and racy with decent balance and style; tangy and long.

90 Brancott Vineyards 2016 Letter Series B Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($25)

Rich and dense with deep, layered spice and tangy citrus; intense and complex with juicy, feline notes; long and lush.

91 Brancott Vineyards 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($15)

Bright peach and citrus; fresh and juicy with smooth texture and bracing acidity; clean, nervy and long.

88 Bread & Butter 2015 Chardonnay, Napa ($15)

Lush and dense with buttery, toasty style; vanilla and creamy texture; long and deep.

88 Calcareous Vineyard 2015 Twisted Paso Chardonnay, Paso Robles ($20)

Smooth and juicy, bright and toasty with oak and spice; clean, juicy and long.

88 Cannonball 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma, USA ($16)

Lush and ripe with bright, tangy style; juicy and smooth with crisp acidity and fresh citrus fruit; long and balanced.

87 Clos du Val 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($30)

Smooth, clean and lush with oak and juicy fruit; balanced and dense.

87 Concha y Toro 2016 Frontera Chardonnay, Central Valley, Chile ($12)

Crisp and fruity with a touch of oak; pear and citrus; bright and tangy acidity; long.

92 Domaine Delaporte 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Chavignol Sancerre AOC ($29)

Crisp, fresh and juicy with racy citrus and tangy acidity; silky texture and lively, lifted style; smooth and balanced with a long, bright finish.

89 Dry Creek Vineyard 2016 Fumé Blanc, Sonoma ($15)

Ripe, smooth and juicy with tangy citrus, lush texture and bright fruit; fresh, long and balanced.

88 Duckhorn 2015 Chardonnay, Napa Valley ($35)

Clean and silky, ripe and smooth; juicy, lush and balanced; dense and smooth.

89 Duckhorn 2016 Decoy Chardonnay, Sonoma ($20)

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

90 Duckhorn 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($30)

Racy and crisp with juicy citrus and good balance; fresh, smooth and nicely structured; tangy and bright, but pricey.

89 Ferraton Père & Fils 2016 Côtes du Rhône Samorëns, France ($14)

Fruity citrus and fragrant aromas; tropical fruit and toasted oak; off-dry and balanced with bright acidity.

92 Flora Springs 2016 Chardonnay, Family Select, Estate, Napa Valley ($35)

Smooth, fresh and elegant with notes of oak, citrus and bright fruit; lush, balanced and juicy with depth and lively acidity.

91 Flora Springs 2016 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($25)

Smooth and lush with bright citrus, ripe fruit and mineral notes; balanced and long with fresh, layered flavors.

91 Freemark Abbey 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($25)

Silky, racy and crisp with citrus and tangy acidity; fresh and lively, balanced and long.

91 Gamble Family Vineyards 2016 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Yountville ($25)

Bright grapefruit and juicy acidity; fresh and spicy with silky texture and notes of peach and passion fruit; clean and long.

90 Hahn Estates 2015 Estate Chardonnay Grown Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ($25)

Silky and smooth with creamy style and fresh, tangy pear fruit; clean, mellow and long.

89 J. McClelland Cellars 2014 Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District ($35)

Smooth and lush with tangy style and bright acidity; clean, balanced and juicy; minerally and long.

89 Jackson Estate 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Stich, Marlborough, New Zealand ($22)

Juicy, fresh and tangy; lively, crisp and long with fresh citrus and feline notes; balanced.

88 Kendall-Jackson 2015 Vintner’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, California ($13)

Smooth, juicy and lush with tangy citrus and ripe fruit; fresh, bright and tangy.

89 La Vieille Ferme 2016 White Rhône,  Luberon AOC ($11)

Tangy and dry; tropical fruit and citrus flavors; crisp and clean with racy acidity.

92 Ladera Vineyards 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($30)

Silky grapefruit and lively acidity; racy, nervy and fresh with tangy, lifted style; juicy and long with balance and finesse.

92 Livio Felluga 2015 Illivio, Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC ($35)

Fresh and juicy with smooth texture and ripe pear and citrus; pure and balanced, long elegant.

93 Livio Felluga 2015 Terre Alte, Rosazzo Bianco DOCG ($80)

Bright and showing citrus and racy acidity; fresh and tangy with juicy style and racy acidity; long and bright.

91 MacRostie 2015 Chardonnay, Bacigalupi Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($46)

Silky and lush with a core of crisp acidity and smooth, rich texture; balanced, juicy and showing hints of tasty oak and vanilla; long and fresh.

90 MacRostie 2015 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($34)

Juicy and fresh with crisp fruit and bright acidity; silky and balanced, tangy and lively, long and racy.

92 MacRostie 2015 Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Vineyard, Carneros ($46)

Juicy, crisp and bright with ripe fruit and tangy acidity; smooth, lush and balanced; long and showing notes of oak, spice and creamy texture.

91 Marimar Estate 2016 Acero Chardonnay, Don Miguel Vineyard, Russian River Valley, USA ($32)

Creamy and fresh with juicy acidity and smooth texture; no oak and yet complex and lush; balanced, long and rich.

87 Matanzas Creek 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley ($20)

Tangy with bright acidity and crisp citrus; grassy with racy minerals and lively style.

88 Matanzas Creek 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma ($15)

Sleek and bright with vibrant tropical fruit and toasted oak; crisp acidity and minerals; soft and easy style.

89 Matchbook 2015 The Arsonist Chardonnay, Dunnigan Hills ($22)

Lush fruit and toasted oak with bright acidity; smooth and buttery; soft, bright and balanced.

95 Moraga 2015 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, California ($115)

Creamy, lush and dense with peachy, citrus fruit; smooth and balanced with silky texture and long, elegant, seamless style; complex and showing great aging potential.

90 Mt. Beautiful 2015 Chardonnay, North Canterbury, New Zealand ($22)

Bright, clean and juicy with silky texture and good depth; long, smooth and toasty; racy and dense; fresh and lively.

91 Mt. Beautiful 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, North Canterbury, New Zealand ($16)

Smooth and lush with crisp acidity and lively acidity; rich and dense, ripe and long.

88 Nine Hats 2016 Pinot Gris, The Benches Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills ($14)

Crisp and clean with bright acidity; tangy citrus and racy minerals; long and balanced.

89 Nine Hats 2016 Riesling, Columbia Valley ($14)

Fresh and fruity with racy minerals; bright acidity; pear and citrus; round, racy and long.

92 Presqu’ile 2015 Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley ($35)

Silky and smooth with a core of bright acidity; juicy and ripe with balance and finesse, bright and full with racy structure; long and fresh.

91 Presqu’ile 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Maria Valley ($26)

Crisp, fresh and juicy with minerals, tangy acidity and lovely balance; racy with citrus and depth; long and racy.

91 Raeburn 2015 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($20)

Smooth and lush with vanilla, lush, ripe and long; fresh and balanced with length and style.

90 Rodney Strong Wine Estates 2016 Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc, Northern Sonoma ($17)

Clean, fresh and smooth with juicy citrus and racy acidity; balanced, dry and long.

92 Rubus 2015 Whit Blend, France ($11)

Lush and tangy with bright acidity; sweet citrus with peach and apricot; fresh, balanced and elegant

91 Scotto Cellars 2015 Rich & Creamy Chardonnay, California ($15)

Lively “cream soda” style; toasted vanilla oak with peach and cream flavors; soft and sweet with racy acidity; balanced and long.

92 Sonoma-Loeb 2015 El Novillero Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Vineyard, Carneros ($42)

Silky and fresh with smooth texture and bright acid structure; elegant and racy with supple, refined style; long and balanced.

91 Sonoma-Loeb 2015 Envoy Chardonnay, Carneros ($38)

Smooth and lush with smooth, ripe fruit and juicy style; rich and concentrated with ripe, mature pear fruit; vanilla, caramel and depth.

90 Sonoma-Loeb 2015 Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Vineyard, Carneros ($27)

Smooth and clean with juicy style and crisp acid structure; racy and fresh, balanced and long.

91 Sparr, Pierre 2015 One White Blend, Alsace, France ($17)

Rich and fruity with tropical flavors; silky, smooth and round; balanced.

89 Sparr, Pierre 2015 Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France ($17)

Fresh and crisp with racy acidity; tropical fruit and citrus flavors; silky and smooth.

88 Stoneleigh Winery 2015 Latitude Chardonnay, Marlborough, New Zealand ($19)

Toasty oak and smooth texture; smooth, fresh and showing vanilla and spice; lush and balanced.

88 Tenuta Caparzo 2015 Chardonnay, Toscana IGT ($15)

Fresh and smooth with lively style; smooth, tangy and balanced with clean, long and racy fruit; juicy and bright.

92 The Crater Rim 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Cycle Road Vineyard, Waipara Valley ($20)

Nervy, juicy and crisp; racy citrus and tangy acidity; silky and long.

87 The Naked Grape NV Pinot Grigio, California ($19)

Citrus forward flavors; dry, mellow and easy; kudos for the fancy nozzle.

91 Trivento 2016 White Orchid Reserve Torrontès, Mendoza, Argentina ($11)

Floral and fragrant; lush tropical fruit with peach and citrus highlights; silky and smooth with tangy acidity; balanced.

91 Vietti 2016 Arneis, Roero, Italy ($23)

Fresh, bright and juicy with minerals and tangy acidity; smooth and lush, lively and long.

91 Y. Rousseau 2015 Colombard, Old Vines, Russian River Valley ($24)

Silky and smooth with aromatic style; juicy, crisp and toasty, lush and long; balanced and complex.


RED

89 7 Moons 2015 Red Blend, California ($13)

Soft, juicy and lush with red cherry and apple; rich mocha and chocolate flavors; bright sweetness with tangy acidity and relaxed spice

93 Agricola Punica 2015 Montessu, Isola dei Nuraghi IGT ($31)

A rich Sardinian wine made by Niccolo Incisa della Rochetta (Sassicaia); smooth and lush with plum, blackberry and spice; dense, rich and complex with intensity and style.

94 Akarua 2012 Pinot Noir, Bannockburn, Central Otago, New Zealand ($50)

The definitive Bannockburn Pinot; smooth and luscious, deep and showing black cherry, spice and soft oak; juicy, rich and long.

92 Akarua 2015 RUA Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand ($35)

Deep ruby color; lush and smooth with velvety texture and complex cherry fruit; elegant and smooth, balanced and long.

92 Amici Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa ($50)

Tangy and juicy with bright, tangy plum and spice; racy, dense and long.

95 Amisfield 2013 RVK Reserve Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand ($100)

Smooth and rich with depth and Burgundian grace plus finesse; juicy cherry and notes of spice and earth; elegant, deep and balanced; an amazing achievement.

94 Amisfield 2014 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand ($45)

Fresh and juicy with deep, rich black cherry fruit; smooth, savory and earthy; tangy and long.

89 Apaltagua 2015 Envero Carmenère, Apalta Vineyard, Colchagua Valley, Chile ($17)

Lively herbs and spice with black and red berries; balanced, silky and long.

89 Argento 2015 Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina ($14)

Fragrant and lush with a soft, round texture; red berry and earthen spice; long.

93 Austin Hope 2014 Estate Syrah, Paso Robles ($55)

Smooth, spicy and toasted with ripe blackberry and cassis; juicy and balanced, long and charming.

90 Beast 2014 Wildebeest Red Blend, Columbia Valley ($24)

Deep, dark and lush; round and fruity with plum; racy spice and toasted oak flavors; balanced.

93 Beaulieu Vineyard 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 4, Napa Valley ($165)

Bright, rich and lush with sweet plum and berry fruit; ripe and juicy with dense structure, subtle herbs and a long, rich finish.

93 Beaulieu Vineyard 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 6, Napa Valley ($165)

Smooth and spicy with density and black cherry fruit; concentrated and rich;

94 Beaulieu Vineyard 2013 George De Latour Cabernet Sauvignon, Private Reserve, Napa Valley ($149)

Deep ruby color; lush with dark cassis and boysenberry; ripe and concentrated with velvety texture and depth; juicy and balanced.

96 Beaulieu Vineyard 2013 Rarity Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($1000)

Very dark; dense, spicy and rich with concentrated plum and berry fruit; chocolate, spice and smooth texture.

93 Bella Union 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Bella Union Estate, Napa Valley ($85)

Smooth, lush and balanced with depth and finesse; lush and deep with tangy style and juicy, rich fruit.

88 Boneshaker 2015 Zinfandel, Lodi ($14)

Deep and lush; blackberry and cherry with mellow pepper spice; jammy.

88 Bread & Butter 2015 Pinot Noir, Napa ($15)

Toasty nose; light cherry and savory notes; smooth and toasty with bright style and a long finish.

89 Bridlewood Estate 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($15)

Deep oak with ripe red fruit flavors; apple and black cherry with spice and tangy acidity; give it time.

91 Cadaretta 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley ($45)

Smooth, ripe and velvety with deep color and spice; blackberry, mocha and chocolate are present; rich and long.

93 Cadaretta 2014 Southwind, Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley ($75)

Dark, dense and velvety with rich plum, boysenberry and toasty oak; concentrated and juicy; deep and intense.

92 Cadaretta 2014 Syrah, Columbia Valley ($35)

Smooth and juicy with bright blackberry; lush and deep, velvety and rich; ripe and intense with style and balance.

90 Calcareous Vineyard 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($50)

Dense and rich with jammy fruit and tangy acidity; silky and long, balanced and long.

90 Calcareous Vineyard 2014 Twisted Paso Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($20)

Smooth and ripe with plum, spicy and notes of chocolate and mocha; clean, fresh and juicy, long and lush.

91 Calcareous Vineyard 2014 Twisted Paso Zinfandel, Paso Robles ($20)

Smooth and spicy with crisp acidity and juicy acidity; lush, fresh and bright.

88 Cannonball 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, California, USA ($16)

Dark and smooth with lush, deep plum and blackberry fruit; dense, rich and balanced with depth and fresh style; long and a good value.

87 Caposaldo 2015 Chianti, Italy ($11)

Rich, deep fruit; dark berries and dark chocolate; earthy spice with minerals.

88 Casarena 2015 Areyna Malbec, Estate, Luján de Cuyo, Argentina ($15)

Earthy and fruity with black pepper; tangy berries and black currant with racy minerals; lively and concentrated.

89 Chateau Chantal NV Dry Naughty Red, Michigan ($14)

Rich, smoked wood and deep fruit aromas; plum and black currant with earthy spice; long and lasting.

89 Chateau Chantal NV Semi- Sweet Nice Red, Michigan ($14)

Deep, lush and earthy aromas; jammy with tangy fruit; sweet red berries and charcoal flavors; long.

94 Cliff Lede 2014 Scarlet Love,  Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District ($110)

Dark and rich with lush nose; smooth and velvety with dense plum and supple style; juicy, toasty and showing vanilla and spice; deep and intense; long and stylish.

93 Clos du Val 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hirondelle Vineyard, Stags Leap District ($120)

Deep ruby color; smooth, dense and ripe with racy and juicy fruit; nicely structured with edgy flavors; clean, balanced and long.

91 Columbia Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley ($16)

Rich, ripe dark black currant and blackberry; racy acidity with cocoa and toasted oak; balanced.

90 Columbia Winery 2014 Merlot, Columbia Valley ($16)

Lush and juicy; dark berries and plum flavors with toasted vanilla oak; soft, earthy and long.

88 Concha y Toro 2014 Gran Reserva, Malbec, Marchigüe, Chile ($17)

Juicy and lush; soft fruit flavors with earthy spice and racy acidity; plum, blueberries and minerals; long.

88 Concha y Toro 2016 Frontera Central Valley, Chile ($12)

Fragrant and spicy; berry and red pepper flavors; dry and earthy with racy minerals.

89 Contrade 2015 Negroamaro, Puglia IGT ($10)

Rich and juicy fruit with smoked spice; black cherries and mocha flavors; long and balanced.

87 Cooper’s Hawk Winery NV Cooper’s Hawk Lux Pinot Noir, American ($40)

Smooth and clean with balance and corporate style; this restaurant chain has a selection of non-vintage wines.

91 Cutruzzola Vineyards 2013 Giacomino Reserve Pinot Noir, San Luis Obispo ($55)

Fresh and juicy with silky texture and fresh cherry fruit; tangy and long with racy acidity and a balanced finish.

89 Cutruzzola Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir, Gloria, San Luis Obispo ($42)

Smooth and juicy with dense berry fruit; toasty and balanced; long and fresh.

92 Donati Family Vineyard 2013 The Immigrant, Paicines ($35)

Smooth and juicy with tangy plum and blackberry; earthy, fresh and balanced with finesse and style; give it time.

93 Duckhorn 2013 Merlot, Stout Vineyard, Napa Valley ($98)

Smooth and rich with dense fruit and lush texture; a beautifully balanced and refined wine that needs time; rounded and long, elegant and lovely.

94 Duckhorn 2013 The Discussion Premium Red Blend, Napa Valley ($135)

Dark ruby color; smooth texture with ripe plum and juicy berry fruit; dense and lush with lovely balance and intensity; rich and deep, balanced and long.

93 Duckhorn 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($75)

Smooth, dark and juicy with racy acidity and tangy fruit; classic, silky and long with great balance and fresh style; supple, deep and long.

93 Duckhorn 2014  Atlas Peak Merlot, Napa Valley ($75)

Smooth and dense with velvety texture and juicy plum and rich berry fruit; balanced and long, toasty and deep.

93 Duckhorn 2014 Merlot, Carneros ($75)

Lush and smooth with rich plum, spice and tangy acid structure; long and complex, deep and showing finesse and balance.

91 Duckhorn 2014 Merlot, Napa Valley ($54)

Fresh and juicy with dense style and good balance; rich and spicy, tangy and long.

95 Duckhorn 2014 Merlot, Three Palms Vineyard, Napa Valley ($98)

From the famed up-valley vineyard that is now owned by Duckhorn; lush and creamy with vanilla oak and smooth, rich texture; lovely style, juicy and mellow; deep and balanced, long and elegant.

90 Duckhorn 2015 Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma ($25)

Smooth and juicy with ripe, lush plum and spice; concentrated and balanced, long and rich.

90 Duckhorn 2015 Decoy Merlot, Sonoma ($25)

Smooth, lush and ripe with balance and fresh fruit; juicy and long.

93 Ehlers Estate 2014 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena, Napa Valley ($110)

Deeply colored; ripe, rich nose; smooth, juicy and supple; tangy and fresh with racy plum, cassis and berry fruit; intensity and depth, balance and a long finish.

90 Ehlers Estate 2014 Merlot, St. Helena, Napa Valley ($55)

Deep ruby color; juicy and smooth, lush and balanced; plum, spice and balance.

89 El Cayado 2013 Mencia, Bierzo, Spain ($17)

Juicy and spicy with minerals; blackberry and black currant flavors; earthy with racy acidity,

90 Famille Perrin 2015 Nature Red Rhône,  Côtes du Rhône AOC  ($15)

Deep ruby color; smooth, fresh and juicy with racy acidity; clean, lively and balanced with a long, tangy finish.

95 Far Niente 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley ($160)

Lush and ripe with juicy plum and cassis; smooth texture and rich style; silky texture and deep, ripe fruit with hints of toasty oak and vanilla; long and balanced.

90 Fel Wines 2015 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley ($38)

Smooth, juicy and bright with tangy cherry fruit; spicy, fresh and tangy; lively and balanced.

93 Gamble Family Vineyards 2013 Family Home, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville ($100)

Smooth and herbal nose; silky, lush and juicy; soft and herbal with bright structure and depth; balanced, elegant and long.

94 Gamble Family Vineyards 2013 Paramount Premium Red Blend, Napa Valley ($90)

Smooth and ripe with juicy plum and black raspberry; juicy and balanced, seamless and fresh, long and elegant.

90 Ghost Hill Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Bayliss-Bower Vineyard, Yamhill-Carlton ($42)

Ripe and juicy with crisp, racy cherry fruit; bright and tangy with fresh flavors and lively fruit; bright and balanced.

90 Ghost Hill Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Prospector’s Reserve, Estate, Yamhill-Carlton ($55)

Silky and bright with tangy style and fresh, juicy cherry fruit; racy and crisp, balanced and lively.

92 Ghost Pines 2014 Winemaker’s Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon,  CNapa, Lake & Sonoma ($23)

Rich, deep and juicy; blackberries and dark cherry flavors; brown and earthy spice with toasted vanilla oak; give it time.

93 Ghost Pines 2014 Winemaker’s Blend, Sonoma & Lake ($23)

Deep, layered and complex; lush fruit wild soft earthy spice; blueberries and blackberries; nice tannins; round, long and balanced.

90 Gillmore Wines 2012 Cabernet Franc, Old Vines, Maule Valley, Chile ($45)

Smooth and juicy with earth and spice and some herbal notes; tangy and long, fresh and balanced.

88 Hahn Estates 2015 Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands ($30)

Silky and smooth with toasty oak notes; clean and savory with balance and good length.

92 Innocent Bystander 2015 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand ($25)

An Aussie winery ventures into Kiwi country and comes up a winner; smooth, clean and juicy with smooth, ripe cherry and plum fruit; juicy and fresh with notes of spice and oak.

92 Invivo 2014 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand ($23)

Pale ruby color; silky texture with lush, ripe cherry fruit; smooth, juicy and tangy with hints of toasty oak; New Zealand’s first crowd funded winery.

89 J. McClelland Cellars 2013 Merlot, Oak Knoll District, USA ($35)

Deep, lush and soft; black berry and cherry flavors; tangy acidity and earthy minerals; will age well

90 Kendall-Jackson 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Vintner’s Reserve, Sonoma ($24)

Luminous ruby color; smooth and lush with juicy plum and ripe black raspberry; fresh, bright and juicy; long and balanced.

90 Kendall-Jackson 2014 Merlot, Vintner’s Reserve, Sonoma ($24)

Smooth and lush with tangy plum and spice; rich and balanced with balance and finesse.

90 Kendall-Jackson 2015 Pinot Noir, Vintner’s Reserve, California ($20)

Spicy vanilla nose; crisp and racy with smooth vanilla and tangy flavors; silky and juicy with balance and good length.

91 La Crema 2015 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($25)

Deep ruby color; smooth and lush, juicy and savory; ripe black cherry with tangy fruit and lush texture.

88 La Vie Dansante 2013 Rehearsal Santa Clara Valley ($28)

Clean and meaty with some toasty oak and ripe berry fruit; ripe and smooth, dense and long.

93 Ladera Vineyards 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($60)

Dark and rich; silky and juicy with notes of spice, mocha and lovely plum and blackberry; elegant, lovely and showing great potential; made from a beautiful vineyard on Howell Mountain.

92 Lenne Estate 2014 Pinot Noir, cinq élus, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton ($72)

Smooth and ripe with velvety texture and ripe red cherry; juicy and bright, elegant and deep; tangy and long.

90 Lenne Estate 2014 Pinot Noir, Karen’s Pommard, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton ($55)

silky and smooth with black cherry and dense, ripe fruit; lush and balanced, long and fresh.

93 Livio Felluga 2014 Sossó, Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC ($80)

Silky and crisp with racy, tangy fruit and lively acidity; smooth and juicy with finesse and lovely style; long and balanced.

93 Long Shadows Vintners 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Feather, Columbia Valley ($65)

A smooth and stunning Cabernet made by Napa’s Randy Dunn; velvety and rich with deep plum and berry fruit; supple, elegant and long; lush and dense with a long, lovely finish.

92 Long Shadows Vintners 2014 Merlot, Pedestal, Columbia Valley ($65)

Deep ruby color; smooth and lush with velvety texture; deep, dark and a typical Michel Rolland production; smooth and balanced, long and lovely.

92 Long Shadows Vintners 2014 Saggi, Columbia Valley ($50)

Rich and meaty with juicy plum and smooth texture; racy and bright, toasty and lush with density and balance.

94 Long Shadows Vintners 2014 Syrah, Sequel, Columbia Valley ($60)

Smooth and lush with ripe blackberry, spice and peppery notes; lush and leathery, rich and deep, long and balanced.

93 Loveblock 2014 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand ($30)

Kim and Erica Crawford sold their hugely successful eponymous winery and founded this boutique operation; this deep, rich wine is smooth and tangy with juicy cherry fruit and lovely balance.

90 Maori Point 2011 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand ($35)

Silky and smooth with juicy acidity and mature fruit; balanced, dense with earthy notes and mellow style; long and elegant.

91 Maori Point 2012 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand ($35)

Bright, fresh and juicy with spice and tangy, rich fruit; mellow, spicy and fresh with notes of earth and savory elements; long and smooth; balanced.

91 Maori Point 2013 Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand ($35)

Deep and lush with notes of earth, spice and savory elements; smooth and balanced.

91 Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi 2012, Castello Nipozzano Vineyard, Chianti Rúfina Riserva DOCG ($30)

Fresh, smooth and juicy with bright berry fruit and crisp acidity; another winner from one of Italy’s finest and most historic producers; racy, lively and long; have it with pizza – we did.

92 Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi 2013 Sangiovese, Montesodi, Castello Nipozzano Vineyard, Toscana IGT ($44)

Fresh and juicy with racy acidity and smooth texture; racy and crisp, long and tangy with balance and style.

92 Marimar Estate 2014 Pinot Noir, Chico’s Run, Doña Margarita, Sonoma Coast, USA ($55)

Deep ruby color; bright, juicy and fresh with lively acidity and racy fruit; clean, tangy and stylish; balanced, long and lovely.

92 Marimar Estate 2014 Pinot Noir, Earthquake Block, Don Miguel, Russian River Valley, USA ($59)

Bright ruby color; smooth and luscious with elegant style and rich, savory notes; juicy, complex and nicely balanced; long and lively.

91 Masi 2014 Campofiorin, Rosso del Veronese IGT ($19)

Smooth and juicy with spice and plum fruit; bright, balanced and long with depth and lovely structure; long and seamless.

91 Masút 2015 Pinot Noir, Estate, Eagle Peak, Mendocino ($45)

Smooth and juicy with tangy cherry and ripe plum; fresh, racy and clean; bright and stylish; long and balanced.

90 Matchbook 2015 Black’s Station Cabernet Sauvignon, Yolo ($12)

Silky and smooth; blackberry and dark cherry flavors with racy acidity; long, balanced and should age nicely

88 Matchbook 2015 Black’s Station Malbec, Yolo ($12)

Soft and fruity with earthy spice; berry and plum flavors; round, lush and simple; long

90 Matchbook 2015 Black’s Station Yolo ($12)

Rich and round with ripe fruit; dense black and red berry flavors; silky, long and balanced

94 Mathew Bruno 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley ($100)

Silky and tangy, juicy and pure; generous plum and cassis; bright and toasty with notes of earth and new oak; balanced and long.

88 Meiomi 2016 Pinot Noir, California, USA ($25)

Smooth and ripe with soft fruit aromas; clean cherry and fresh style; savory and balanced; juicy and simple with decent flavors.

89 Mettler Family Vineyards 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi ($25)

Rich fruit and racy minerals; black cherry and plum with spice; long; needs more time

91 Mettler Family Vineyards 2014 Petite Sirah, Estate, Lodi ($25)

Deep, lush and smokey; Plum and black currant with tobacco; smooth and long

91 Mettler Family Vineyards 2014 Zinfandel, Epicenter, Old Vine, Lodi ($25)

Deep and lush with soft spice; rich plum and black currant flavors; long and balanced.

95 Moraga 2013, Estate, California ($175)

Dark ruby color; smooth, lush nose; lush and ripe plum and blackberry; elegant, complex and dense with juicy

91 Morgan Hill Cellars 2013 Merlot, Santa Clara Valley ($22)

Soft, vibrant and round; lush and juicy dark berries with mellow spice; balanced and smooth.

90 Mr. Riggs 2015 Shiraz, The Gaffer, McLaren Vale, Australia ($26)

Deep and complex with soft spice and toasted oak; dark berry and chocolate flavors; round with tangy acidity,

92 Mt. Beautiful 2015 Pinot Noir, North Canterbury ($25)

Deep ruby color; smooth, lush texture; dense, ripe black cherry with flesh, spice and oak notes; juicy and deep, long and balanced.

94 Nickel & Nickel 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, John C. Sullenger Vineyard, Oakville, Napa Valley ($110)

Lush and dense nose; smooth, rich and intense with juicy plum and blackberry; deep, supple and fresh; long and balanced.

94 Nickel & Nickel 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Martin Stelling Vineyard, Oakville, Napa Valley ($160)

Lovely ruby color; smooth, juicy and rich with tangy plum and fresh, bright, deep and generous flavors; intense and rich, long and balanced.

93 Nickel & Nickel 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, State Ranch, Yountville, Napa Valley ($110)

Smooth and juicy with bright plum and racy fruit; supple, fresh and tangy with depth and finesse; rich and layered with notes of oak, mocha and spice; long and balanced.

88 Nine Hats 2015 Columbia Valley ($20)

Smooth and round; black currant and dark chocolate flavors; vibrant spice; balanced and smooth

92 Penfolds 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Max’s, South Australia ($25)

Minty, spicy and bright; fresh, juicy and long with excellent balance; smooth, tangy and lively; balanced and long.

88 Presqu’ile 2015 Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley ($42)

Earthy nose; silky, smooth and savory with minerals and cherry fruit; juicy and long.

95 Quartz Reef 2014 Pinot Noir, Bendigo Estate, Central Otago, New Zealand ($75)

Dark, lush and ripe with black cherry and smooth texture; rich, deep and layered; one of the outstanding wines of the vintage; stunning and impressive.

92 Quartz Reef 2015 Pinot Noir, Single Vineyard, Central Otago, New Zealand ($45)

Bright and juicy with fresh cherry and tangy acidity; deep and ripe with forwrd fruit and good balance; crisp and long.

93 Quivira Vineyards 2014 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley ($25)

Deep ruby color; lovely berry nose; smooth, lush and ripe with blackberry and boysenberry fruit; juicy with hints of chocolate, spice and finesse; balanced and long.

88 Red Rock Winery 2015 Pinot Noir Reserve, California ($14)

Lush and fruity with earthy spice; cherry and blackberry flavors; long and lasting.

92 Rendarrio Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, The Rocker, Clare Ranch, Templeton Gap ($40)

Dark, dense and rich with concentrated blackberry and cassis fruit; smooth, deep and showing intense flavors; long and ripe.

92 Rendarrio Vineyards 2014 Syrah, The Lost Ones, Santa Barbara ($34)

Dark, lush and concentrated; intense, ripe and juicy with sweet berry fruit and spice; dense and rich; long and balanced.

92 Rodney Strong Wine Estates 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Alexander Valley ($40)

Dark ruby color; smooth, concentrated plum and blackberry; spicy, rich and balanced; good aging potential.

91 Rodney Strong Wine Estates 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Russian River Valley ($25)

Smooth and bright with tangy cherry fruit and juicy acidity; fresh and crisp, long and bright, balanced and charming.

91 Rubus 2014 Shiraz, Castleton, Barossa, Australia ($19)

Mint and anise nose; juicy and smooth, lush, spicy and fresh; tangy and long.

87 Rubus 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($26)

Ripe and jammy with sweetness and dense style; rich and clean.

92 Sarah’s Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir Reserve, Estate, Santa Clara ($60)

Silky and smooth with red cherry fruit and tangy style; juicy, fresh and racy with balance, depth and a long finish.

91 Sarah’s Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Santa Clara Valley ($44)

Smooth and juicy with bright cherry and hints of earth and black raspberry; tangy and fresh with depth and fine structure.

88 Sarah’s Vineyard 2015 Pinot Noir, Dwarf Oak Estate, Santa Clara Valley ($25)

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

88 Scotto Cellars 2014 Rare Red Purple Blend, California ($10)

Deep, lush and fruity; black fruit with chocolate and caramel; tangy, jammy and long

91 Seven Angels Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast ($38)

Smooth and ripe with spice, rich plum and bright acid structure; juicy, long and showing good depth,

90 Sileni Estates 2015 Pinot Noir Reserve, Plateau, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand ($17)

Bright ruby color; lush cherry nose; smooth texture with ripe cherry fruit and good, firm acid structure; tangy and long.

88 Sileni Estates 2015 Pinot Noir, Cellar Selection, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand ($15)

Fresh and juicy with bright acidity and racy cherry fruit; crisp and tangy, savory and smooth.

91 Sileni Estates 2016 Pinot Noir Reserve, Plateau, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand ($17)

Pale ruby color; smooth cherry nose; dense and juicy with notes of earth and spice; fresh and long.

88 Sileni Estates 2016 Pinot Noir, Cellar Selection, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand ($15)

Pale color; juicy and crisp with racy berry fruit; tangy and bright with red cherry and lively acidity; silky and long.

90 Smith & Hook 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast ($18)

Rich and deep with charcoal and oak; tobacco and plum with earthy spice and minerals; dry, long and balanced

91 Snoqualmie Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley ($13)

Deep, lush and juicy with a velvet texture; plum and red apple with racy spice; balanced and long

92 Sonoma-Loeb 2015 Pinot Noir, Bateman Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($60)

Deep ruby color; smooth, lush black cherry with velvety texture and dense fruit; deep, rich and savory, long and intense.

92 Sonoma-Loeb 2015 Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley ($40)

Fresh cherry nose; smooth and juicy with tangy, crisp style; bright cherry, raspberry and racy acidity; smooth, youthful and long.

93 Tenuta di Biserno 2014 Il Pino di Biserno, Toscana IGT ($75)

Dark and rich with minerals, spice and density; juicy, rich and balanced; luscious and deep; Ludvico Antinori’s wine made by Michel Rolland.

92 Tenuta di Salviano 2014 Turlo, Lago di Corbara DOC ($18)

Bright, smooth and juicy with racy acidity and toasty new oak; spicy, fresh and balanced; long and rich.

89 The Calling 2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($37)

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

88 Tom Gore Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley ($40)

Smooth and juicy with edgy, tannic style; juicy and dense, long and racy.

88 Trinity Hill 2015 Pinot Noir, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand ($17)

Bright ruby color; earthy, smooth and savory with depth and spice; clean, fresh and meaty, dense and balanced.

89 Vin Vault NV Cabernet Sauvignon, California ($20)

Deep black cherry flavors with brown sugar; soft, smooth and long

88 Vin Vault NV Cabernet Sauvignon, Tetra, California ($4.49)

Deep black cherry flavors with brown sugar; soft and smooth; long


 Rosé & Dessert

90 Angels & Cowboys 2016 Rosé, Sonoma ($16)

Light peach color with floral aromas; tangy citrus and peach flavors with berries; off-dry with elegant minerals and bright acidity; balanced.

87 Barton & Guestier 2016 Passport Rosé, Côtes de Provence ($15)

Soft pink color; dry, fresh and juicy with clean, racy style; bright, smooth and balanced.

88 Boisset NV Haute Couture Sparkling Rosé, France ($30)

Bright pink color; deep, juicy fruit; licorice and dark berries; off-dry.

88 Chapoutier, M 2016 Les Vignes de Bila-Haut  Rosé, Pays d’Oc ($15)

Soft salmon pink color; dry, smooth and juicy; bright and balanced with lush texture.

91 Château Minuty 2016 281  Rosé, Côtes de Provence ($75)

Pale pink color; smooth and elegant, dry and tangy, smooth and layered; fresh, bright and stylish.

89 Château Minuty 2016 M de Minuty  Rosé, Côtes de Provence ($19)

Pale pink color; racy minerally with dry, smooth texture and juicy fruit; tangy and mellow with ripe raspberry fruit and crisp finish.

90 Château Minuty 2016 Rosé et OR, Côtes de Provence ($40)

Pale pink color; juicy and fresh with racy citrus and dry, lush fruit; bright and crisp,

87 Claiborne & Churchill 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé, Cuvée Elizabeth, Edna Valley ($26)

Dark salmon pink; dry and tangy, tart and edgy; long and racy.

88 Clos du Val 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé, Estate, Carneros ($30)

Bright pink color; smooth and lush with raspberry fruit; mellow, balanced and long.

88 Concha y Toro 2016 Casillero del Diablo Reserva Rosé, Chile ($11)

Crisp and lively with racy acidity; juicy raspberries and minerals; long and light

88 Dobbes Family Estate 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé, Quailhurst Vineyard, Chehalem Mountains ($24)

Pink color; racy and crisp, edgy and tangy; tart, clean and dry; long and snappy.

88 Dobbes Family Estate 2016 Wine By Joe Pinot Noir Rosé, Williamette Valley ($14)

Pale pink; smooth and showing a bit of sweetness; tangy, edgy and long.

88 Domaine de Terra Vecchia NV Niellucciu Rosé, Une Ile, Ile De Beaute ($19)

Deep ruby color; crisp red fruit and berries with bright acidity; tangy, long and dry.

88 Famille Perrin 2016 Reserve Rosé, Côtes Du Rhône AOC ($14)

Soft pink color; dry, juicy and smooth; fresh with raspberry and tangy style; clean, racy and balanced.

92 Famille Perrin 2014 Les Sinards, Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC ($38)

Smooth and lush with depth and rich plum and blackberry fruit; dense, spicy and complex; long, balanced and supple.

89 Ferraton Père & Fils 2016 Samorëns Rosé, Côtes Du Rhône AOC ($14)

Light pink color; Smooth, silky and dry; crisp berry and racy minerals; balanced and long.

90 Gamble Family Vineyards 2016 Napa Valley ($20)

Fresh and juicy with racy acidity and crisp raspberry fruit; smooth, crisp and balanced; long and rounded.

89 Julia’s Dazzle 2016 Rosé, Benches Vineyard, Horse Heaven Hills ($20)

Crisp and dry with tropical citrus; Fresh, floral and clean; tangy,long and balanced.

87 La Vieille Ferme 2016 Rosé, France ($11)

Pale pink; smooth, lush and juicy; dry and fresh.

90 Marqués de Cáceres 2016 Rosé, Rioja, Spain ($11)

Flamingo pink color; soft and dry with racy minerals and tangy acidity; red fruit and citrus flavors; clean, crisp and balanced.

92 Matchbook 2016 Tinto Rey Rosé, Dunnigan Hills ($16)

Dark pink color; rich, deep fruit; creamy, silky and smooth with racy minerals; balanced.

89 Mt. Beautiful 2016 Rosé, North Canterbury, New Zealand ($16)

Light ruby color; fruity and floral with red berry flavors; crisp with racy minerals and bright acidity; extra dry.

90 Orison 2016 Rosé, Alentejano, Portugal ($16)

Fragrant and floral; smooth and mild with mellow raspberry and lively minerals.

88 Presqu’ile 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé, Santa Maria Valley ($22)

Edgy and crisp with tangy, tart flavors; ultra-dry and long.

90 Roger Roessler Wines 2016 Château Des Garcinières Rosé, Côtes de Provence ($24)

Pale pink color; soft. smooth and fresh; tangy, balanced and bright with a clean, lively style.

89 Santa Cristina 2016 Cipresseto Rosé, Toscana IGT ($14)

Pale pink; fresh and juicy with crisp, dry flavors; bright and racy with lively style.

91 Chateau Chantal 2016 Reisling, Late Harvest, Old Mission Peninsula, USA ($16)

Sweet, floral aroma; bright pear and honied apricot flavors; smooth, crisp and light; good now or in a few years.

88 Balletto Vineyards 2012 Méthode Traditionelle Brut Sparking Rosé, Russian River Valley ($42)

Light peach color; herbal and floral aromatics; smooth and clean citrus flavors; tangy, crisp and dry.

89 Banfi NV Piedmont Sparkling Red, Italy ($20)

Deep amber color; lush and juicy with rich flavors; Silky and perfect for dessert.

89 Bellafina NV Prosecco, Prosecco DOC, Italy ($10)

Sweet fruity aromas; citrus fruit with toasted vanilla oak flavors; balanced, vibrant and dry with racy acidity.

90 Boisset NV Haute Couture Blanc de Blancs Sparkling, France ($30)

Vibrant fruit, creamy and off-dry; crisp peach and grapefruit; bright acidity; long and balanced.

91 Louis Pommery NV Brut Sparkling, California ($24)

Bright and elegant, smooth and tangy with dry, crisp style; lush, complex and long.

89 Valdo NV Oro Puro Prosecco, Valdobbiadene, Italy ($20)

Extra dry; crisp citrus with bright acidity; balanced; tangy and long.

 

 

May 2017

By: Blue Lifestyle


WHITE

90 Backpack Wine NV Snappy White Blend Table Wine, California ($20)

Soft and smooth; notes of pear and green apple; easy and inviting, lovely.

93 Bird in Hand 2015 Nest Egg Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, Australia ($65)

Toasty, vanilla nose; silky and juicy with racy fruit and generous flavors; bright and long.

92 Buty Winery 2015 Chardonnay, Conner Lee Vineyard, Columbia Valley ($42)

Silky and smooth, lush and ripe with lovely fruit; elegant and fresh with finesse and style; balanced and long, a lovely wine from Washington State.

90 Castoro Cellars 2015 Viognier Reserve, Estate, Paso Robles ($22)

Fresh, smooth and aromatic with ripe, juicy and tangy fruit; crisp, bright and balanced.

91 Church & State 2014 Lost Inhibitions White Blend, California ($20)

Fruity nose of peach, mango and passion fruit; silky smooth and buttery; hints of vanilla crème; round, lasting finish.

90 Claiborne & Churchill 2016 Dry Gewürztraminer, Central Coast ($22)

Aromatic and dry with juicy acidity and clean, smooth flavors; spicy, long and balanced.

92 Concannon 2014 Chardonnay, Monterey ($20)

Rich, buttery nose; silky hints of caramel and vanilla; bright green apple and toasted oak notes; long and juicy.

88 Concha y Toro 2016 Casillero del Diablo Chardonnay Reserva, Chile ($11)

Silky and fresh with bright acidity and good balance; tangy and smooth.

90 Cooper’s Hawk Winery NV Lux Chardonnay ($30)

Silky smooth and lush with generous pear fruit and juicy acidity; ripe, dense and balanced; rich and long.

88 Dark Horse 2016 Pinot Grigio, The Original, California ($10)

Smooth, dry and fresh; juicy, bright and balanced with soft style.

88 Duckhorn 2015 Migration Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($32)

Clean, ripe and smooth with density and balance; bright, rich and long.

88 Echo Bay 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($16)

Juicy, crisp and racy with fresh, tangy citrus; lively, balanced and long.

90 Ehlers Estate 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, St. Helena, Napa Valley ($32)

Citrus nose; clean, juicy and showing citrus and racy acidity; juicy and long.

89 Francis Ford Coppola 2015 Votre Santé Chardonnay, Santa Barbara ($35)

Smooth and soft with clean, lush style; fresh, rich and long.

91 Geyser Peak 2015 River Ranches Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley ($22)

Smooth, crisp and juicy with fresh, ripe fruit; silky texture and lovely balance; seamless, bright and long.

91 Halleck Vineyard 2016 Dry Gewürztraminer, Saralee’s Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($45)

Aromatic and spicy nose; velvety, fresh and juicy with dry flavors and lively fruit; bright spice and racy acidity; long and balanced.

91 Holly’s Hill Vineyards 2016 Estate Viognier, El Dorado ($22)

Crisp and juicy, fresh and tangy; bright, silky and long with balance and style.

90 J Vineyards & Winery 2016 Pinot Gris, California ($20)

Racy and crisp with juicy, fresh and lively style; tangy and lifted, long and balanced.

90 La Crema 2015 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($23)

Lush and smooth with creamy texture and bright acidity; balanced, fresh and long.

92 Mad Wine 2015 Furmint, Tokaji, Hungary ($20)

Lush and silky with rich, juicy and fresh fruit; clean, racy and mouth-filling; generous, bright and long.

91 Marimar Estate 2015  La Masia Chardonnay,  Don Miguel Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($39)

Silky and juicy with bright fruit and smooth texture; juicy, fresh and mellow; long and balanced.

91 Matanzas Creek 2015 Chardonnay, Sonoma ($26)

Smooth and juicy with bright acidity and smooth, lush texture; elegant and fresh, long and balanced.

91 Niner Wine Estates 2016 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Edna Valley ($20)

Smooth and rich with juicy, crisp acidity and ripe, fresh fruit; lush, balanced and long with depth and finesse.

90 Pascual Toso 2015 Estate Chardonnay, Mendoza, Argentina ($14)

Silky, smooth and bright with depth, style and finesse; juicy and long, balanced and lush.

91 Patz & Hall 2015 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($40)

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

90 Quivira Vineyards 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley ($18)

Bright nose; smooth, lush and minerally with lemon grass and citrus; long and balanced.

90 Ramey Wine Cellars 2014 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($40)

Silky and smooth with juicy citrus and bright acidity; fresh, racy and nicely balanced; long and stylish.

90 Ricardo Santos 2016 Semillon, Mendoza, Argentina ($16)

Smooth and round; lush and juicy with exquisite fresh fruit; long and lively.

91 Rodney Strong Wine Estates 2015 Estate Chardonnay, Chalk Hill, Sonoma ($22)

Smooth, lush and showing nice oak complexity; juicy, fresh and crisp with lively acidity; brisk and balanced, stylish and long.

89 Roger Roessler Wines 2015 Big Bend Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($30)

Fresh and juicy with clean, bright flavors; simple and lively; tangy and long.

89 Rubus 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Oasis Vineyard, Waipara Valley ($17)

Silky and tangy with grapefruit and mineral notes; typical Kiwi style; long and juicy.

91 Santa Cristina 2016 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie IGT ($13)

Elegant and bright; floral notes with hints of pear; clean and juicy, smooth and balanced.

94 Shafer Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay, Red Shoulder Ranch, Carneros, Napa Valley ($52)

Smooth and juicy with silky texture and elegant style; fresh, precise, deep and lovely.

89 Snoqualmie Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley ($10)

Smooth, toasty and lush with ripe fruit and peachy notes; lush and balanced, deep and supple.

88 Sparr, Pierre 2015 Pinot Gris, Alsace, France ($20)

Smooth, ripe and rounded with juicy style; lush and off-dry with bright acidity and finesse.

91 Spell Winery 2015 Chardonnay, Dutton Sullivan Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($38)

Smooth and toasty with racy acidity and ripe fruit; juicy, fresh and generous; balanced and long.

88 Stephen Ross Wine Cellars 2015 Chardonnay, Edna Valley ($25)

Rich and ripe with lush pear fruit; smooth, fresh and juicy with crisp acidity and good balance.

93 Szent Tamas 2013 Estate Furmint, Tokaji, Hungary ($90)

Lush, rich and deep with smooth texture, ripe fruit and lovely balance; generous, complex and long.

89 Tangent 2014 Viognier, Paragon Vineyard, Edna Valley ($17)

Ripe and creamy with lush, aromatic style; smooth, rich and balanced.

92 The Calling 2015 Chardonnay, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley ($32)

Lush and juicy with smooth texture and nice vanilla oak notes; lush citrus and pear fruit, tangy and fresh with balance and good length.

88 The Virginia Dare Winery 2015 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($25)

Coppola has revived this ancient label from the 19th century; lush and ripe with juicy, dense style; creamy, long and rich.

92 Trefethen 2015 Estate Chardonnay, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley ($36)

Silky, smooth and fresh; juicy, tangy and bright; clean, balanced and long.

89 True Myth Winery 2015 Chardonnay, Paragon Vineyard, Edna Valley ($18)

Smooth, fresh and bright; softly buttery with good acidity and clean pear flavors; long and balanced.

89 Verdad 2016 Albariño, Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, Edna Valley ($25)

Clean and crisp with racy acidity and bright fruit; juicy, fresh and tangy; Biodynamic.

90 Wente Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay, Morning Fog, Estate, Livermore Valley ($15)

Silky, fresh and bright with racy citrus and crisp acidity; lively, juicy and balanced; edgy and long.

91 Wind Racer 2014 Chardonnay, Anderson Valley ($40)

Silky, juicy and fresh with elegant fruit and lovely balance; smooth and bright with balance and a long finish.


RED

89 14 Hands 2014 Limited Release Kentucky Derby Red Blend, Columbia Valley ($12)

Rich, smokey aroma; smooth and round; hints of dark berries and chocolate; balanced and long.

92 Alloro Vineyard 2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Riservata, Chehalem Mountains ($45)

Juicy and fresh, crisp and bright; elegant and showing ripe cherry and tangy acidity; long and balanced.

92 Aver Family 2013 Estate Petite Sirah, Blessings, Santa Clara Valley ($60)

Very dark and showing a ripe, spicy nose; velvety smooth with deep blackberry and plum fruit; intense, powerful and rich; balanced and concentrated.

89 Baileyana 2015 Firepeak Pinot Noir, Edna Valley ($30)

Smooth juicy and fresh with savory notes and dried cherries; balanced and long.

91 Balletto Vineyards 2015 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($29)

Smooth and ripe with juicy cherry and fresh raspberry; bright and crisp, lush and balanced.

91 Bird in Hand 2015 Shiraz, Adelaide Hills, Australia ($30)

Minty nose; smooth, lush and rich with ripe blackberry and cassis; deep, round and spicy.

88 Bonterra Vineyards 2015 Zinfandel, Mendocino ($16)

Silky, fresh and juicy with crisp acidity and notes of cinnamon and spice; smooth, clean and long. Organic.

91 Calcareous Vineyard 2013 Estate Lloyd of Calcareous, Paso Robles ($55)

Dark and lush with ripe, sweet plum and blackberry; stylish, deep and a bit jammy; rich and concentrated; long and intense.

88 Casarena 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Luján de Cuyo, Argentina ($20)

Earthy nose; smooth, juicy and dense; earthy and bright with herbal notes.

89 Castoro Cellars 2015  Estate Zinfandel, Zinfusion Reserve, Paso Robles ($24)

Notes of black currant and plum; rich with caramel and spice; bold and great depth; smooth and long.

90 Cherry Pie Wines 2015 Pinot Noir, Monterey, Sonoma & Santa Barbara ($20)

Deep ruby color; notes of tobacco and mesquite; bright cherry flavors; smooth and balanced, great depth; smooth and clean; generous flavors.

89 Church & State 2014 Lost Inhibitions Red Blend, California ($22)

Juicy plum and blackberry notes; hints of mocha and earthy spice; round and balanced and long.

88 Claiborne & Churchill 2015 Estate Pinot Noir, Edna Valley ($32)

Silky and bright with racy acidity and juicy raspberry fruit; clean and tangy.

88 Cline Cellars 2015 Ancient Vines Zinfandel, Contra Costa ($15)

Silky and smooth with earth, spice and dry, juicy fruit; supple, balanced and long.

92 Cobb 2014 Pinot Noir, 1906 Block Pommard Clone, Coastlands Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($80)

Deep ruby color; silky and bright, juicy and crisp with graceful style; tangy and fresh.

88 Concannon 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($20)

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

90 Cooper’s Hawk Winery NV Lux Cabernet Sauvignon ($36)

Juicy and ripe with deep plum and tangy style; bright and balanced with racy acidity and juicy acidity; long and balanced.

92 Donati Family Vineyard 2013 Ezio Cabernet Sauvignon, Paicines ($35)

Dark and smooth with lush black fruit and rich texture; intense and concentrated, long and balanced.

90 Duckhorn 2015 Migration Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($40)

Smooth and lush with rich cherry and savory notes; dense, earthy and long.

89 Enkidu Wine 2013 Humbaba, Sonoma & Lake ($28)

Rich and bold; toasted pepper spice with hints of dark fruit; earthy tannins; smooth and clean.

89 Fetzer 2015 Merlot, Eagle Peak ($10)

Smooth, lush and dense with ripe plum and juicy acidity; fresh, balanced and classic.

90 Force Majeure 2014 Estate Parabellum, Red Mountain ($55)

Lush and smooth; spicy, ripe and dense, fresh and juicy with balance and length.

90 Francis Ford Coppola 2015 Director’s Cut Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($27)

Silky and smooth with ripe cherry and juicy acidity; tangy and crisp, long and bright.

90 Geyser Peak 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walking Tree Vineyard, Alexander Valley ($30)

Smooth, silky and juicy with bright plum and soft herbs; juicy, fresh and balanced.

93 Gundlach Bundschu 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma ($50)

Smooth and lush with ripe plum and bright vanilla; supple and rich with depth and balance; juicy and long.

92 J Vineyards & Winery 2015 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($40)

Fresh and silky with bright cherry fruit and smooth texture; juicy, clean and tangy, elegant and long.

91 Jason Stephens Winery 2012 Estate Syrah, Santa Clara Valley ($26)

Smooth, juicy and rich with ripe blackberry and spice; dense, fresh and long.

94 Justin Vineyards & Winery 2014 Justification Red Blend, Paso Robles ($50)

Dark and luscious with toasty, rich nose; smooth, dense and rich with lovely fruit, deep texture and vanilla oak; complex and balanced, long and elegant.

89 Igardi NV Sangria, Spain ($10)

Lush and juicy; hints of cola and spice; balanced sugar level.

96 Long Shadows Vintners 2014 Pirouette Red Blend, Columbia Valley ($60)

Lush, rich nose; supple, velvety with toast, mocha and vanilla; dense plum and blackberry, spice and oak; long, smooth and balanced; soft and generous.

92 MacRostie 2014 Pinot Noir, Klopp Ranch Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($56)

Silky and smooth with juicy cherry and bright acidity; tangy and fresh, racy and long.

92 Marimar Estate 2014 Pinot Noir, Stony Block Don Miguel Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($59)

Smooth and juicy with bright fruit and lively style; fresh, tangy and bright.

88 Matchbook 2013 Tinto Rey Red Blend, Dunnigan Hills ($17)

Juicy, bright and silky with racy acidity and crisp style; red apple, fresh and balanced.

90 Michael Sullberg 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, California ($14)

Lush, juicy and smokey; hints of plum and red apple; round, full bodied and balanced.

90 Mirassou 2015 Pinot Noir, California ($12)

Soft and round; rich with red cherry and apple; hints of mocha; balanced and long; smooth juicy and vibrant.

91 Murphy-Goode Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alden Vineyard, Alexander Valley ($50)

Deep and dark with smooth, edgy plum and berry fruit; silky and balanced, clean and showing soft tannins.

90 Niner Wine Estates 2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Edna Valley ($35)

Smooth and juicy with dried cherry and earth; edgy, tangy and bright with balance and fresh flavors; charming and long.

91 Patz & Hall 2015 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($48)

silky smooth and juicy with bright cherry fruit; crisp and showing fresh cherry and raspberry; balanced and charming.

92 Ramey Wine Cellars 2014 Template Red Blend, Napa Valley ($85)

Spicy nose; smooth, rich and elegant with ripe plum and juicy acidity; fresh and long.

90 Ravage Wines 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, California ($13)

Dark and smooth with lush blackberry and rich, dense flavors; ripe and showing vanilla and velvety texture.

93 Rendarrio Vineyards 2014 The League of Shadows, Clare Ranch Vineyard, Templeton Gap ($45)

Dark and lush with rich plum and berry nose; smooth, toasty and ripe with spice and oak notes; full and dense, generous and long.

90 Robert Mondavi 2014 Maestro Red Blend, Napa Valley ($50)

Soft plum and herbs in the nose; smooth, juicy and herbal with smooth texture and good balance.

93 Rodney Strong Wine Estates 2013 Symmetry Red Blend, Anderson Valley ($55)

Silky and smooth; bright and supple with density and balance; tannic and lush with spice and good potential; long and complex; give it time.

91 Roger Roessler Wines 2015 Black Pine Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($28)

Juicy and bright with racy acidity and crisp cherry fruit; lively and fresh, tangy and long.

89 Rubus 2015 Zinfandel, Lodi ($13)

Smooth and spicy with vanilla, blackberry and juicy acidity; fresh, tangy and long.

91 Santa Cristina 2015 Red Blend, Toscana IGT ($13)

Silky, juicy and smooth with fresh plum and blackberry; bright and lively, long and racy.

91 Seeker Vineyard 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Teresa Estate, Santa Clara Valley ($42)

Smooth and dense with ripe blackberry, plum and juicy style; toasty and balanced, long and fresh.

92 Siduri 2015 Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton ($36)

Lush and ripe with juicy berry fruit; smooth and bright, long and tangy with racy style; long and lively.

90 Snoqualmie Vineyards 2014 Syrah, Columbia Valley ($10)

Smooth, juicy with blackberry, vanilla and spice; dense and ripe, balanced and long.

92 Spell Winery 2015 Nichole’s Blend Pinot Noir, Sonoma ($41)

Dense, juicy and ripe with black cherry and spice; smooth, lush and fresh with rich balance and good length.

90 Stefania Wine 2014 Syrah, Besson Vineyard, Santa Clara Valley ($24)

Smooth, spicy and lush with ripe blackberry and plum; bright, balanced and long.

88 Stephen Ross Wine Cellars 2015 Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands ($30)

Mature cherry fruit and spice with hints of earth; silky, juicy and long with dusty notes.

97 Tenuta di Biserno 2012 Red Blend, Toscana IGT ($175)

Silky smooth and lush; supple, elegant and rich with hints of earth, spice and showing great finesse; seamless and generous, long and balanced.

91 The Calling 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley ($37)

Lush, spicy nose; rich, dense and smooth with tangy plum and good balance; freswh, bright and juicy.

89 Tie Dye Cellars 2014 Red Blend, North Coast ($15)

Earthy wooden nose; Juicy spice; light bodied and lush; ripe juicy with rich blackberry, long and clean.

91 True Myth Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($24)

Smooth and lush with fresh blackberry and plum; toasty with vanilla oak and balanced, structured flavors; long and generous.

90 Two Angels 2015 Petite Sirah, Red Hills ($27)

Dark and smooth with notes of earth, spice and blueberry; toasted oak and tangy style; long and intense.

90 Verdad 2014 Pinot Noir, Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, Edna Valley ($50)

Silky and bright with juicy acidity, crisp acidity and lively berry fruit; edgy and long.


Rosé & Sparkling

88 14 Hands 2016 Syrah Rosé, Columbia Valley ($12)

Crisp and floral; rich pink color; notes of citrus and strawberry; tangy and dry; clean and smooth.

88 Backpack Wine NV Cheeky Rosé Table Wine, California ($20)

Light pink; mild aroma of perfume; soft notes of melon and flowers, fresh and clean.

89 Camel Valley 2014 Pinot Noir Rosé, Cornwall ($48)

Floral nose; hints of strawberry; nice acidity, silky and bright.

89 Chronic Cellars 2016 Pink Pedals Rosé Blend, Paso Robles ($15)

Medium pink color; off-dry, silky and smooth with notes of fresh raspberries; lush and balanced, long and supple.

88 Dark Horse 2016 The Original, Rosé Blend, California ($9)

Fresh, clean and juicy with raspberry and tangy acidity; off-dry with balance and good length.

89 Layer Cake 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé, Central Coast ($15)

Beautiful pink color; silky and crisp with tangy berry fruit and a long, fresh spicy finish; smooth and silky; dense and flavorful.

89 Psagot 2016 Rosé Blend, Jerusalem, Israel ($20)

Deep pink color; tangy and juicy with crisp acidity and racy fruit.

88 Spell Winery 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé, Sonoma ($23)

Very pale pink color; dry, edgy and crisp with mineral and earth notes; clean and balanced, long and fresh.

90 Stoller Vineyards 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé, Dundee Hills ($25)

Pale, pink color; smooth and juicy, dry and racy; bright and tangy, long and fresh.

90 Adami NV Dei Casel Estra Dry Prosecco, Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG ($18)

Bright, fresh and clean with juicy citrus and sweet caramel; Round, smooth and dry; balanced.

90 Altemasi NV Brut Sparkling, Trentino, Italy ($24)

Floral and light citrus nose; hints of oak and buttery; dry and smooth; nice acidity; balanced and long.

91 Ayala NV Brut Rosé Majeur, Champagne, France ($70)

Fluorescent pink color; racy acidity; fruity and floral; creamy and smooth, balanced and long.

89 Balletto Vineyards 2011 Brut Rosé Sparkling, Russian River Valley ($42)

Light pink color; floral notes of hibiscus; hints of red cherry and minerals; clean and juicy.

88 Bird in Hand 2016 Sparkling Rosé, Adelaide Hills, Australia ($25)

Light pink color; soft floral nose; notes of strawberry and vanilla, clean and long.

88 Bolney Wine Estate 2010 Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling, Sussex, England ($50)

Aromatic and fruity with fresh citrus; Crisp and dry with deep acidity; tangy and sharp.

89 Bouvet-Ladubay 2014 Brut Sparkling, Saphir Vineyard, Saumur, France ($19)

Rich toasted aroma with tangy citrus; crisp and dry with bright acidity; long and clean.

91 Champagne Gremillet NV Blanc de Noirs Sparkling,  Balnot sur Laignes, France ($35)

Rich, deep and aromatic with orange citrus; elegant and traditional; smooth, dry and balanced.

90 Coeur Clémentine NV Brut Rosé Sparkling, Côtes de Provence ($20)

Sweet and juicy nose; hints of peach and orange; caramel notes; balanced; fresh, clean and lasting.

88 Cooper’s Hawk Winery NV Lux Brut Sparkling, Wapato ($30)

Bright, juicy and crisp; cider-like character with deep apple; dry and racy acidity.

90 Digby 2010 Reserve Brut Sparkling, England ($75)

Rich citrus notes with hints of green apple; toasted and balanced; lush and smooth, clean and crisp.

89 Dr. Loosen NV Sparkling Riesling, Mosel, Germany ($16)

Crisp and fresh; hints of lime citrus and lavender; off dry and toasted oak notes; balanced and easy finish.

88 Flying Goat Cellars 2013 Goat Bubbles Crémant Sparkling, Sierra Madre Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($38)

Creamy nose, hints of vanilla and melon; round, clean and balanced.

90 Garofoli Vini 2014 Guelfo Verde Frizzante, Marche IGT ($11)

Bright floral nose with hints of citrus; crisp and toasted; balanced; smooth and dry; long and lively.

88 Gloria Ferrer 2002 Royal Cuvée Brut Sparkling, Carneros ($32)

Fragrant and fruity with crisp acidity; fresh, tangy fruit; toasted oak and biscuit; dry.

88 Gruet Winery NV Sauvage Brut Rosé Sparkling, ($19)

Green fruit and toasted almond nose; Floral hints and notes of vanilla grain; long and balanced ; crisp and clean.

90 Hush Heath 2013 Balfour Brut Rosé Sparkling, Kent, England ($58)

Tangy, light and crisp; hints of tart green apple; smooth and cider-like.

89 Kramer Vineyards 2013 Celebrate! Sparkling Pinot Grigio, Yamhill-Carlton ($22)

Bright and crisp with racy acidity; fresh apple and pear; balanced and long.

88 Lamarca NV Prosecco, Prosecco DOC ($14)

Crisp and refreshing; notes of almond; hints of green apple; smooth and dry; long and balanced.

88 Mezzacorona NV Mezza Extra Dry Sparkling, Italy ($15)

Fruity aroma; peach, orange and cantaloupe notes; tangy and lasting finish; off-dry.

89 Mionetto NV Luxury Collection Spumante, Cartizze DOCG ($35)

Light and fresh with bright citrus; tangy sweetness; lush, long and aromatic.

88 O’Neill 2016 Day Owl Rosé, California ($15)

Clean and juicy with dry, racy flavors; smooth and balanced, long and fresh.

89 Presqu’ile 2012 Estate Blanc de Blancs Sparkling, Santa Maria Valley ($65)

Lively notes of citrus; tangy acidity; clean and dry, juicy and balanced.

89 Presqu’ile 2012 Estate Sparkling Rosé, Santa Maria Valley ($65)

Light peach color; tangy and dry; notes of maple; smooth and lush.

88 Ricci Curbastro NV Brut Sparkling, Franciacorta, Italy ($29)

Dry and tangy; notes of toasted nuts; hints of melon, smooth and buttery; balanced and long.

90  Robert Weil 2014 Brut Sparkling Riesling, Rheingau, Germany ($50)

Lush and smooth; notes of grapefruit; crisp and bright, long and balanced; fresh and lush.

92 Salton NV Intenso Brut Sparkling, Serra Gaúcha, Brazil ($17)

Crisp, bright and fresh with tangy melon and citrus fruit; toasted almond flavors; smooth, easy and dry; balanced and long.

89 Sokol Blosser Winery NV Evolution Brut Sparkling, Willamette Valley ($20)

Fresh, crisp and dry; hints of tangy citrus; grassy notes; juicy and lush.

90 Sparr, Pierre NV Brut Reserve Sparkling, Crémant d’Alsace AOC ($20)

Crisp, bright and fresh; creamy with notes of vanilla, balanced and dry; long and lush.

88 Toad Hollow Vineyards NV Risque Sparkling White Wine, Limoux AOC ($16)

Sweet and fruity; rich apple notes; crisp and racy acidity; smooth style; fresh and long.

91 Valdo NV Brut Prosecco, Valdobbiadene, Italy ($15)

Crisp, dry and balanced; mild citrus with notes of toasted oak; clean and fresh; long and balanced.

88 Banfi 2016 Rosa Regale Sparkling Red Wine , Brachetto D’Acqui , Italy($21)

Lush and juicy, bold fruit; notes of sweet cherry and cane sugar;smooth lush and clean.

91 Bonny Doon Vineyard 2011 Sparkling Syrah, Central Coast ($36)

Deep purple color; juicy plum and boysenberry; notes of caramel and mild spice; long silky finish.

 

 

April 2017

By: Blue Lifestyle


WHITE

90 Alloro Vineyard 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Chehalem Mountains ($34)

Smooth, fresh and juicy with lush pear and bright acidity; ripe, rich and long.

88 Baileyana 2015 Chardonnay, Edna Valley ($18)

Lush and ripe with dense pear and creamy texture; smooth, balanced and fresh.

91 Baileyana 2015 Chardonnay, Firepeak, Edna Valley ($28)

Silky and smooth with ripe pear and juicy style; bright acidity and clean flavors.

91 Bird in Hand 2015 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, Australia ($25)

Smooth and juicy with bright fruit; fresh, rich and deep; long and balanced.

92 Cambria Winery 2015 Benchbreak Estate Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley ($22)

Silky and juicy with notes of toasty vanilla oak; sleek and balanced with lovely structure and length.

91 Cambria Winery 2015 Chardonnay, Clone 4, Estate, Santa Maria Valley ($30)

Fresh, silky and creamy with bright, juicy style and tangy acidity; supple. lush and balanced.

90 Canava Chrissou-Tselepos 2015 Assyrtiko, Vieilles Vignes, Santorini, Greece ($26)

Dense and rich with bright acidity and deep, juicy fruit; dry, smooth and balanced; long and nicely textured.

92 Cliff Lede 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($25)

Bright, clean and juicy with racy, bright, floral fruit; silky, lush and smooth; long and balanced.

90 Clos Du Val 2015 Estate Chardonnay, Carneros ($32)

Smooth and ripe with lush fruit and tangy acidity; clean, fresh and long.

89 Clos Poggiale 2016 Vermentino, Corse ($22)

Smooth, mellow and lush; lean, juicy and bright; long and balanced.

88 Columbia Winery 2014 Chardonnay, Columbia Valley ($14)

Lush and smooth with creamy texture and ripe pear fruit; rich, mellow and dense with balance and good length.

88 Domaine De Terra Vecchia 2016, Ile de Beauté IGP ($12)

Clean, bright and juicy with apple and citrus fruit; lively, fresh and long.

90 Domaine De Terra Vecchia 2016 Une Ile, Ile de Beauté IGP ($19)

Pale pink; fresh fruit nose; lush and smooth, dry and juicy with tangy fruit; crisp and fresh, long and racy.

90 Duckhorn 2016 Decoy Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma ($20)

Smooth and lush with clean, fresh style and good balance; fresh and long.

89 Enkidu Wine 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma ($22)

Silky and smooth, fresh and juicy; clean, crisp and long.

90 Forrest Estate 2015 The Doctors’ Riesling, Marlborough, New Zealand ($22)

Bright. lush and sweet with smooth, juicy style; fresh and tangy with a long finish.

89 Gerovassiliou 2015 Malagousia, Epanomi, Greece ($23)

Dense and earthy, smooth and dry; fresh and balanced; lush and long, aromatic.

92 Groth 2015 Chardonnay, Hillview Vineyard, Napa Valley ($30)

Silky and smooth with elegant texture and fresh fruit; rich, tangy and long.

91 Kendall-Jackson 2015 Chardonnay, Grand Reserve, Estate, Monterey & Santa Barbara ($22)

Lush, ripe and smooth with generous fruit, toasted oak and vanilla; silky and elegant, balanced and rich.

94 La Follette 2014 Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($38)

Bright and fresh with elegant style and racy acidity; Greg Lafollette is a star winemaker and this is one of his best; silky, high-toned and refined; juicy and balanced.

88 Meli 2016 Dry Riesling, Maule Valley, Chile ($14)

Silky, tangy with bright acidity and crisp citrus; bright, tangy and edgy with clean, fresh style.

89 Michael Sullberg Family Wines 2015 Chardonnay Reserve, California ($14)

Smooth, bright and juicy with fresh, tangy fruit; generous, balanced and long.

92 Morgan Winery 2015 Chardonnay, Double L Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ($42)

Silky and fresh with smooth texture and toasty oak; dense, generous and balanced; long and rich.

89 Old Soul 2016 Chardonnay, Lodi ($17)

Smooth and silky with ripe fruit and toasty oak; creamy texture, lush and long with rich, balanced style.

92 Parparoussis Winery 2015 Assyrtiko, Achaia, Greece ($23)

Golden color; aromatic, smooth and lush; ripe and juicy with dry, dense flavors; fresh apple and pear; intense and complex; deep and long.

88 Podrum Radovanović 2014 Riesling, Rizling Rajnski, Serbia ($12)

Clean and smooth with bright acidity and crisp, dry fruit; lively and balanced, stylish and long.

93 Résonance 2015 Chardonnay, Hyland Vineyard, McMinnville ($50)

Fragrant, silky and lush texture; creamy and bright with tangy fruit, fresh, forward flavors and a long, rich finish; crisp and elegant.

90 Rhous Winery 2013 Skipper Crete, Greece ($24)

Gold color; fresh and juicy with crisp acidity and clean, aromatic fruit; deep,

94 Robert Mondavi 2015 Fumé Blanc Reserve, To Kalon Vineyard, Napa Valley ($52)

Silky and lush; lush and deep with clean, rounded citrus flavors; minerals and bright fruit with racy acidity; long, dense and complex.

88 Schug Winery 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Coast ($20)

Smooth, fresh and juicy with tangy citrus and lively acidity; bright and balanced.

92 Sea Smoke Cellars 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills ($60)

Lush and elegant with silky texture and refined, balanced flavors; mellow and ripe, generous and stylish.

90 Seven Kingdoms Wines 2016 Game of Thrones Chardonnay, Central Coast ($20)

Smooth and fresh, balanced and juicy; pear, pineapple and vanilla; long and balanced; were these grapes grown in Westeros.

88 Shooting Star Winery 2015 Chardonnay, Mendocino ($14)

Bright, silky and smooth with tangy acidity and bright pear; fresh and balanced.

88 Shooting Star Winery 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Lake ($14)

Fresh, clean and juicy with bright acidity; lively and simple with balance and good, long flavors.

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

Silky and smooth with juicy acidity and racy minerals; balanced and fresh with elegant character; long and lovely.

92 Sidebar Cellars 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Ritchie Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($34)

Silky and crisp, juicy and smooth; bright and fresh, balanced and long.

88 Snoqualmie Vineyards 2015 Riesling, Winemaker’s Select, Columbia Valley ($8)

Smooth and lush with sweet fruit and rich texture; juicy, fresh and charming with length and balance.

90 Pierre Sparr 2015 Riesling, Alsace, France ($17)

Smooth and juicy with fresh citrus; clean, mellow and balanced.

90 St. Urbans-Hof 2015 Nik Weis Riesling, Alte Reben, Mosel, Germany ($18)

Smooth and juicy with lime and sweet, tangy fruit; juicy and crisp, balanced and fresh.

91 Stoller Family Estate 2016 Chardonnay, Dundee Hills ($25)

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

92 Stonestreet 2015 Estate Chardonnay, Alexander Valley ($40)

Lush and creamy with rich, ripe style; toasty, vanilla oak and generous flavors; smooth and dense, long and lovely.

91 Talbott Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay, Logan, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ($28)

Smooth and lush with creamy texture and ripe pear fruit; fresh, balanced and rich.

89 Tangent 2015 Albariño, Paragon Vineyard, Edna Valley ($17)

Aromatic, smooth and bright; juicy, fresh and generous; long and balanced with lush flavors.

90 Tangent 2015 Albariño, Stone Egg, Paragon Vineyard, Edna Valley ($32)

Smooth and fresh with juicy acidity; tangy and ripe with lush, minerally, rich style; long and balanced.

88 Tercos 2016 Torrontès, Salta, Argentina ($14)

Silky and fresh with aromatic style and bright; smooth and lush, clean and rich, dry and tangy; long and balanced.

88 Toad Hollow Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay, Unoaked, Francine’s Selection, Mendocino ($15)

Smooth and lush with creamy texture and a core of crisp acidity; lush, ripe and balanced.

88 Tselepos 2015 Moschofilero, Mantinia, Greece ($17)

Gold color; fresh, juicy and bright with apple and peach fruit; silky, smooth and balanced; clean and modern.

89 Two Angels 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, High Valley ($17)

Smooth, silky and lush with tangy acidity and juicy fruit; sleek, bright and long.

90 Viña Casablanca 2016 Nimbus Sauvignon Blanc, Valle de Casablanca, Chile ($20)

Spicy nose; smooth, lush and mellow with tangy acidity and lovely structure; long and elegant.

92 Wind Racer 2014 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($40)

Lush and smooth with ripe pear and juicy fruit; fresh and bright, long and balanced.


RED

88 Angulo Innocenti 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina ($15)

Smooth and silky with juicy, lively plum; tangy and fresh with notes of earth, spice and oak.

88 Apothic 2015 Winemaker’s Blend, California ($14)

Spicy, rich nose; smooth, lush and round with rich berry fruit and sweet, ripe flavors; dense and long.

88 Argento 2014 Cabernet Franc Reserva, Mendoza, Argentina ($18)

Smooth, bright and juicy with clean, racy plum fruit; tangy, fresh and long.

90 Argento 2014 Malbec Reserva, Mendoza, Argentina ($18)

Smooth, ripe balanced nose; lush and juicy with rich blackberry fruit and tangy structure; fresh and lively with good depth and balance.

89 Argento 2015 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($14)

Smooth, spicy nose; lush and ripe with juicy black raspberry and spice; tangy and bright, balanced and long.

88 Baileyana 2015 Pinot Noir, Firepeak, Edna Valley ($30)

Smooth and silky; tangy and bright with fresh cherry and juicy style; crisp, balanced and long.

88 Berryessa Gap Vineyards 2014 Tempranillo, The Coble Ranch, Yolo ($24)

Smooth, fresh and juicy with ripe berry fruit; racy acidity, good structure and balance.

88 Black Saint Peter 2015 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Lodi ($16)

Smooth and rich with ripe, lush style; deep blackberry and spice; dense and long.

88 Bodegas Muriel 2014 Vina Eguia Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain ($14)

Silky and bright with tangy berry fruit; juicy, fresh and brisk; long and balanced.

89 Bridlewood Estate 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($15)

Dense and balanced with smooth texture and ripe fruit; soft texture and clean, fresh fruit; generous and long.

88 Bridlewood Estate 2014 Pinot Noir, Monterey ($15)

Smooth, earthy and ripe with savory notes; mature cherry, spice and good balance.

90 Cambria Winery 2014 Benchbreak Pinot Noir, Estate, Santa Maria Valley ($25)

Silky and smooth with clean, bright cherry fruit and fresh style; savory and bright, earthy and long.

91 Cambria Winery 2014 Pinot Noir, Clone 4, Estate, Santa Maria Valley ($35)

Smooth and rich with toasty oak, spice, earth and savory notes; stylish and refined with a long, balanced finish.

90 Carnivor Wines 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, California ($15)

Very dark, smooth and rich with blackberry, plum, mocha and sweet oak; velvety and seamless, deep and an amazing value.

88 Chateau Souverain 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, California ($13)

Smooth and silky with crisp berry fruit, racy acidity and juicy style; balanced, fresh and long.

90 Clos Du Val 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($52)

Smooth and juicy with ripe, tangy plum and blackberry; bright, edgy and crisp; long and balanced.

91 Clos Du Val 2015 Pinot Noir, Gran Val Vineyard, Carneros ($60)

Juicy and smooth; ripe and fresh with lively cherry and racy acidity; deep and balanced, long and bright.

88 Clos Poggiale 2014, Corse($22)

Clean, silky and juicy with bright, tangy fruit; lively and fresh, crisp and long.

89 Columbia Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley ($16)

Dark ruby color; smooth, lush and juicy with plum, spice and notes of earth; nicely structured and balanced; rich and fresh.

89 Columbia Winery 2014 Merlot, Columbia Valley ($16)

Smooth, bright and juicy; clean and tangy with balance and good length.

89 Columbia Winery NV, Columbia Valley ($14)

Deep ruby color; lush and deep with toasted oak, vanilla and complexity brought on by five varieties in the blend; smooth, ripe and long.

90 Domaine De Terra Vecchia 2015 Une Ile, Ile de Beauté IGP ($19)

Smooth, fresh and round with apple fruit and generous style; bright, balanced and long.

93 Dominus Estate 2014, Napanook Vineyard, Napa Valley ($69)

Smooth, lush and rich with minerals, spice and depth; supple, elegant and lush.

92 Dry Creek Vineyard 2014 Merlot, Benchland & Hillside Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley ($26)

Deep, lush and rich with smooth texture and lush style; elegant, juicy and balanced.

93 Duckhorn 2014 Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon, Grand Passage, Red Mountain ($80)

Dense nose with notes of vanilla and oak; silky texture and bright, juicy plum and berry fruit; long and elegant.

90 Duckhorn 2014 Decoy, Sonoma ($25)

Soft, herbal nose; smooth, ripe and dense; juicy and generous with deep flavors and spice; long and stylish.

92 Duckhorn 2014 Goldeneye Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley ($56)

Fresh, clean and juicy with toasty, lush style; crisp cherry fruit, savory complexity; long and mellow with depth and deep style.

94 Duckhorn 2014 Goldeneye Pinot Noir, Confluence Vineyard, Anderson Valley ($84)

Ripe cherry and spice nose; smooth, ripe and juicy with tangy, fresh fruit and layers of complexity; deep, smooth and rich; balanced and long.

93 Duckhorn 2014 Goldeneye Pinot Noir, Gowan Creek Vineyard, Anderson Valley ($84)

Ripe berry nose; smooth and lush with ripe cherry and rich texture; juicy and deep, mellow and luscious; long and powerful.

95 Duckhorn 2014 Goldeneye Pinot Noir, Ten Degrees Estate, Anderson Valley ($120)

Cherry and spice nose; silky and lavish with ripe fruit as well as savory notes; juicy and bright as well as deep and complex; generous, elegant and balanced.

93 Duckhorn 2014 Paraduxx Block 4, Rector Creek Vineyard, Napa Valley ($80)

Smooth and lush, ripe and dense; rich and toasty with balance and a long finish.

91 Duckhorn 2014 Paraduxx Block 5, Rector Creek Vineyard, Napa Valley ($80)

Smooth and rich with juicy style and lush texture; ripe berries, toasty oak and good balance.

90 Duckhorn 2014 Paraduxx Pintail, Napa Valley ($48)

Silky and tangy, juicy and bright with racy acidity and crisp plum.

90 Duckhorn 2014 Paraduxx Proprietary, Napa Valley ($48)

Smooth and juicy with spice and earthy notes; rich, toasty and long.

90 Duckhorn 2015 Decoy Pinot Noir, Sonoma ($25)

Bright cherry fruit and fresh, smooth style; silky and toasty, bright and long.

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

Smooth and juicy with dense plum and ripe berries; juicy, clean and fresh.

91 Etrusca 2013 Velia, Russian River Valley ($45)

Juicy, dense and spicy with ripe berries, crisp acidity and good depth; fresh, lively and balanced; rich and long.

88 Finca El Encinal 2014 Tempranillo, Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Spain ($15)

Clean and fresh with juicy style and crisp acidity; silky and bright with balance and tangy berry fruit,

87 Finca El Encinal 2016 Tempranillo, Roble, Ribera Del Duero, Spain ($15)

Smooth, dense and juicy with ripe plum and blackberry; tannic, youthful and deep; needs time.

89 Frei Brothers 2015 Zinfandel Reserve, Dry Creek Valley ($20)

Silky texture and smooth, juicy style; bright and spicy with fresh blackberry and balance; juicy and tangy, long and balanced.

89 Funckenhausen Vineyards 2016 Mendoza, Argentina ($18)

Ripe, fresh nose; lush and juicy with plum and berry fruit; bright and dense, a seamless blend of three varieties; long and balanced. 1 liter bottle.

94 Gamble Family Vineyards 2013 Paramount, Napa Valley ($90)

Rich ruby color; smooth and lush with rich plum and deep berries and spice; lovely with generous style and elegant depth; layered and complex with classic structure.

88 Ghost Pines 2015 Zinfandel, Winemaker’s Blend, Sonoma & San Joaquin ($20)

Juicy and bright with smooth texture and ripe berry fruit; silky and balanced, long and stylish.

88 Ironstone 2015 Cabernet Franc, Lodi ($12)

Clean, silky and bright with racy acidity; clean, fresh and balanced.

90 J Vineyards & Winery 2015 Pinot Noir, Monterey, Sonoma & Santa Barbara ($40)

Smooth, lush and rich; ripe and generous, long and dense.

92 Justin Vineyards & Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Paso Robles ($55)

Dark and smooth with lush plum and blackberry; dense, rich and deep with vanilla and nice balance; long and stylish.

89 Katsaros 2013 Valos Xinomavro, Krania, Greece ($25)

Ripe, juicy nose; racy, crisp and tannic with lively plum and blackberry fruit; fresh and long, balanced and bright.

91 La Follette 2014 Pinot Noir, Van Der Kamp Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain ($42)

Silky and smooth with bright, tangy cherry fruit; supple and savory with clean juicy style and racy acidity; crisp and long.

90 Louis M. Martini 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($38)

Smooth and lush with ripe plum and soft herbs; generous and rich, balanced and long.

92 MacMurray 2015 Pinot Noir, Estate, Russian River Valley ($30)

Silky and smooth with bright cherry and juicy fruit; savory, rich and long.

92 Maggy Hawk 2014 Pinot Noir, Afleet Vineyard, Anderson Valley ($66)

Silky and bright with racy acidity; earthy and savory with spice fresh flavors; long and fresh.

92 Maggy Hawk 2014 Pinot Noir, Jolie Vineyard, Anderson Valley ($66)

Silky, bright and elegant; graceful, juicy and smooth; bright and tangy with depth and balance.

93 Maggy Hawk 2014 Pinot Noir, Single Clone, Graceful Lady Vineyard, Anderson Valley ($66)

Floral nose; silky and fresh, bright and racy; juicy and fresh, elegant and long; graceful and balanced.

93 Maggy Hawk 2014 Pinot Noir, Stormin’ Vineyard, Anderson Valley ($66)

Silky and juicy with bright, tangy cherry fruit and bright acidity; seamless and balanced, long and fresh.

91 Maggy Hawk 2014 Pinot Noir, Unforgettable Vineyard, Anderson Valley ($66)

Smooth, lush and dense; ripe, toasty and rich; deep and balanced; long and earthy.

93 Masi 2012 Costasera, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG ($64)

Dark and luscious with dense blackberry and spice; concentrated and intense; rich and deep, ripe and long.

91 Masi 2013 Brolo Campofiorin Oro, Rosso del Veronese IGT ($30)

Smooth and silky with juicy berry fruit and dense texture; rich and charming; long and balanced.

90 Masi 2013 Campofiorin, Rosso del Veronese IGT ($19)

Smooth earthy and bright with plum fruit and racy acidity; crisp and fresh, long and balanced.

89 Masi 2015 Bonacosta, Valpolicella Classico DOC ($15)

Bright, silky and juicy with tangy acidity and fresh berry fruit; a charming everyday wine that will go well with most foods.

91 Massolino 2012 Barolo, Italy ($52)

Smooth, bright and racy with elegant texture and flavors of cranberry and plum; silky and balanced, long and graceful.

88 Massolino 2014 Barbera d’Alba, Italy ($27)

Smooth, juicy and dense with spice and clean berry fruit; balanced, fresh and long.

89 Massolino 2014 Nebbiolo, Langhe, Italy ($32)

Crisp and juicy with lively acidity and silky texture; bright, fresh and long.

90 Massolino 2015 Dolcetto d’Alba, Italy ($22)

Silky and smooth with bright, tangy, juicy and racy black raspberry fruit; lifted, crisp and charming; fresh, long and balanced.
92 Morgan Winery 2015 Pinot Noir, Double L Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ($64)

Smooth and lush with ripe cherry and juicy style; fresh and bright, balanced and long.

88 Oak Ridge Winery 2015 OZV California ($13)

Smooth, lush with sweet berry fruit; dense and spicy; long and rich.

88 Old Soul 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi ($17)

Smooth, clean and rich with tangy plum and good structure; balanced and long.

92 Parparoussis Winery 2012 Agiorgitiko Reserve, Nemea, Greece ($47)

Lush, smooth, rich nose; smooth, fresh and deep with elegance and aromatic fruit; rich and lovely; long and full-bodied.

92 Pascual Toso 2014 Barrancas Toso, Mendoza, Argentina ($20)

Lush and ripe with smooth plum and fresh black raspberry; ripe, elegant and balanced with refined flavors; long and balanced; another Paul Hobbs triumph.

88 Poema 2015 Catalunya, Spain ($12)

Fresh, silky and juicy with tangy acidity and ripe blackberry fruit; clean, balanced and long.

93 Priest Ranch 2013 Coach Gun, Napa Valley ($80)

Smooth and lush with toasty oak and deep plum and berry fruit; supple, rich and dense; complex and supple.

89 Prophecy 2015 The Lovers, California ($14)

Smooth, lush and ripe with rich plum and berries; dense, fresh and charming with excellent balance and depth.

88 Q Collection 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($19)

Smooth, fresh and juicy; silky, crisp and tangy; long and bright.

90 Raymond 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Selection, Napa Valley ($40)

Edgy and tannic with earth, spice and toasty oak; decent with aging potential.

89 Red Rock Winery 2015 Merlot Reserve, California ($14)

Smooth and lush with bright, raspberry fruit and good structure; long and balanced.

93 Résonance 2014 Pinot Noir, Découverte Vineyard, Dundee HIlls ($65)

Silky, smooth and elegant with depth and lovely cherry fruit; crisp, fresh and generous with pure, classic flavors; bright, balanced and long.

93 Résonance 2014 Pinot Noir, Résonance Vineyard, Yamhill-Carlton ($65)

Deep, rich color; lush and dense with tangy berry fruit and savory

90 Rhous Winery 2013 Skipper Crete, Greece ($25)

Dark ruby color; aromatic and rich nose; smooth and juicy with ripe plum and crisp acidity; some toasty oak and a long, mellow finish.

93 Robert Mondavi 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville ($62.50)

Smooth and lush with juicy plum and blackberry; classic with bright acidity and rich flavors; long and balanced.

91 Robert Mondavi 2014 Merlot, Napa Valley ($25)

Smooth and ripe with tangy plum and juicy fruit; long, balanced and stylish.

90 Roger Roessler Wines 2015 Hein Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley ($56)

Smooth and earthy with savory notes and dusty cherry fruit; notes of mocha and spice, long and balanced.

93 Roger Roessler Wines 2015 Pinot Noir, 3bbl Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($70)

Silky and smooth with crisp acidity and racy acid structure; juicy and fresh, smooth and balanced.

91 Roger Roessler Wines 2015 Pinot Noir, Bogey Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($50)

Silky and bright, juicy and earthy; smooth, dense and polished, rich and long.

92 Roger Roessler Wines 2015 Pinot Noir, Lennox Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($60)

Dark, rich and ripe berry fruit; smooth, dense, fresh and tangy; long and lush.

92 Roger Roessler Wines 2015 Red Birds Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($36)

Dark ruby color; lush and ripe with juicy acidity and earthy notes; silky texture and showing savory notes; mellow, lush and dense; balanced and long.

89 Saved Wines 2014 California ($25)

A blend of seven varieties; smooth and spicy with rich and juicy style; dense, lush and balanced; rich and tangy.

96 Sea Smoke Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Ten, Estate, St. Rita Hills ($82)

Bright, silky and juicy with tangy cherry fruit; fresh, elegant and balanced with depth, style and finesse; the role model for California Pinot.

89 Seven Kingdoms Wines 2014 Game of Thrones Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($50)

Silky and edgy with lively acidity and tangy plum and berries; clean and balanced.

91 Seven Kingdoms Wines 2015 Game of Thrones Paso Robles ($20)

Dark and rich with velvety texture and smooth blackberry fruit with notes of vanilla and spice; a blend of five varieties; I guess its the dragon manure fertilizer.

88 Shooting Star Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake ($15)

Fresh, smooth and ripe with clean, herbal fruit; ripe, bright and long.

90 Shroud Mountain 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, California ($17)

smooth, vanilla nose; lush and juicy with bright blackberry fruit; fresh, lively and long.

89 Sidebar Cellars 2015 Field Blend, Alegria Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($27)

Dense and rich with spice, blackberry and depth; lush and smooth, juicy and balanced.

88 Simonsig 2015 Stellenbosch, South Africa ($14)

Spicy and herbal nose; clean, smooth with ripe berries and notes of herbs; lush and long.

92 Stonestreet 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley ($45)

Dark with a dense nose that suggests herbs; smooth, ripe and rich with deep plum and spice; supple, elegant and long.

88 Tenuta Sant’ Antonio 2014 Monti Garbi, Valpolicella Ripasso ($19)

Dark, dense and lush; earthy, deep and spicy; juicy and long.

88 Tenuta Sant’ Antonio 2014 Nanfré, Valpolicella Superiore ($14)

Ripe, spicy nose; clean, juicy and fresh; earthy and showing ripe black raspberry; long and balanced.

88 Three Rivers Winery 2015 Columbia Valley ($14)

Bright, smooth and juicy with racy acidity; a blend of six red varieties, principally Merlot, Sangiovese and Malbec; clean, dense and crisp.

91 Toad Hollow Vineyards 2015 Merlot, Richard McDowell’s Selection, Sonoma ($16)

Lush and juicy with bright plum and tangy acidity; smooth, generous and long.

92 Trefethen 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley ($60)

Dark, smooth and elegant with juicy plum and blackberry; rich, ripe and balanced with finesse and good length.

91 Trefethen 2014 Merlot, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley ($40)

Smooth and juicy with ripe plum, fresh style and good balance; long and juicy,

91 William Hill Estate 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($45)

Dark, dense and smooth with rich plum and spice; deep, smoky and balanced.

90 Wind Racer 2014 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley ($50)

Smooth, bright and juicy; tangy and fresh with bright cherry and silky texture.

91 Wind Racer 2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($50)

Juicy and silky with bright cherry fruit; smooth, fresh and balanced,

88 Zinphomaniac Cellars 2015 Zin Phomaniac Zinfandel, Old Vines, Lodi ($15)

Lush, smooth and dense with ripe, spicy style; rich, sweet and balanced.

87 Apothic 2016 Limited Release, California ($9)

Salmon pink color; clean, smooth and tangy with silky texture and a long finish.

88 Baileyana 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé, Edna Valley ($28)

Bright pink; edgy, dry and smooth; juicy and fruit with raspberry fruit and a long, balanced finish.

87 Barefoot Cellars NV California ($8)

Pale pink; clean, sweet and juicy; America’s most popular brand makes balanced, unintimidating wines that appeal to neophyte drinkers.

93 Château Gassier 2015 946 Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire Selection Parcellaire, France ($58)

Pale salmon pink; rich and structured with dense flavors and complex fruit; a serious wine with apple, citrus and spice.

91 Château Gassier 2016 Le Pas du Moine Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire, France ($25)

Pale pink color; citrus nose; juicy, rich and dry with hints of orange, grapefruit and citron; dense, floral, flavorful and rich; meant for food.

90 Château Gassier 2016 Esprit Gassier Côtes de Provence ($19)

Pale pink color; silky and fresh with bright, juicy style; dry, elegant and balanced; floral and notes of peach.

87 Clos Poggiale NV Tentation, Limited Edition, Ile de Beauté IGP ($15)

Lovely pale pink; fresh, dry and juicy with tangy citrus and apple; why would you put and wine with this beautful color in an opaque white botttle?

88 Coeur Clémentine 2016 Grenache Rosé, Côtes de Provence, France ($17)

Pale pink; lush texture and bright raspberry and tangy acidity; fresh, balanced and long.

88 Domaine De Cala 2016 Coteaux Varois en Provence, France ($24)

Pale pink; smooth and juicy, fresh and tangy with balanced, dry flavors; silky and bright with style and good length.

88 Domaine De Terra Vecchia 2016, Ile de Beauté IGP ($12)

Pale pink color; racy and crisp; silky and dry with juicy fruit and bright acidity; tangy and long.

88 Duckhorn 2016 Paraduxx, Napa Valley ($30)

Bright pink and smooth texture with dry, juicy style; bright, balanced and long.

88 Fleur de Mer 2016 Côtes de Provence, France ($17)

Pale pink color; fresh, clean and dry with tangy fruit; juicy, crisp and dense with a smooth, fresh finish.

88 VieVité 2015 Côtes de Provence, France ($20)

Smooth and dry with juicy berry fruit; balanced and fresh, long and charming.

90 VieVité 2015 Extraordinaire Côtes de Provence, France ($30)

Pale salmon color; lush and smooth with depth and finesse; dry, elegant and fresh.

87 Viñedos Organicos Emiliana 2016 Natura Rapel Valley, Chile ($11)

Silky and smooth with racy acidity and dry, tangy fruit; clean and edgy.

88 Wither Hills 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé, Marlborough ($14)

Deep pink color; dense, rich and dry with tangy style; clean, juicy and long.

88 Tselepos NV Amalia Arcadia, Greece ($28)

Dry, fresh and round with ripe, juicy fruit and good balance; lively, tangy and long.

90 González Byass NV La Copa, Spain ($10)

Deep. caramel color; spicy, bitter nose; smooth, silky and botanical; silky, sweet and rich.

 

March 2017

By: Blue Lifestyle


WHITE

86 Apaltagua 2016 Chardonnay Reserva, Unoaked, Casablanca Valley, Chile ($13)

Smooth and fresh with lush, juicy style; clean, rounded and rich; fresh and long.

90 Balletto Vineyards 2015 Pinot Gris, Russian River Valley ($20)

Clean, bright and juicy with lush, dry style; tangy and smooth, fresh and long.

90 Balletto Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay, Teresa’s Unoaked, Russian River Valley ($20)

Fresh, bright and juicy with tangy acidity and lively style; balanced, crisp and long.

91 Balletto Vineyards 2016 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley ($19)

Smooth, juicy and racy with clean, tangy flavors; fresh, lively and long.

92 Bouchaine Vineyards 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Carneros ($30)

Smooth and silky, fresh and bright with toasty notes and crisp texture; bright, balanced and elegant; long and stylish.

88 Caposaldo 2016 Pinot Grigio, delle Venezie IGT ($11)

Clean, ripe and sweet with juicy fruit and bright acidity; fresh, minerally and balanced.

88 Concha y Toro 2015 Chardonnay, Limari Valley, Chile ($22)

Silky and lush with clean, juicy fruit and good balance; fresh, smooth and long.

90 Decoy Wines 2015 Chardonnay, Sonoma ($20)

Smooth, creamy and lush with balance and clean, well-mannered fruit; juicy and long.

90 Feudo Maccari 2015 Grillo, Sicily, Italy ($16)

Silky and smooth with aromatic notes and bright acidity; complex and balanced; fresh and long.

90 Gundlach Bundschu 2015 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($27)

Smooth and lush with creamy texture and juicy style; fresh, balanced and long.

91 Halleck Vineyard 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Little Sister Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($35)

Smooth, silky and rounded with juicy fruit and a rich, lively style; lush and balanced with tangy acidity and a long, balanced finish.

88 Ironstone 2016 Chenin Blanc, Lodi ($12)

Lush, ripe nose; soft, smooth and fresh with clean, ripe fruit and mellow style; juicy and long.

91 J. Lohr 2015 Arroyo Vista Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco ($25)

Golden color; silky, lush and thick; smooth and ripe with dense texture and toasty notes; deep and balanced.

91 J. Lohr 2015 October Night Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco ($25)

Deep gold color; smooth, creamy and toasted; long and juicy with mellow fruit and depth; lush and balanced.

92 Jordan 2015 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($32)

Silky and smooth with elegant structure and juicy style; sleek and fresh with tangy construction; fresh, clean and modern; long and stylish.

88 Kendall-Jackson 2015 Pinot Gris, Vintner’s Reserve, California ($15)

Silky and smooth with bright, juicy style; dry, bright and balanced; crisp and long.

90 Margerum Wine Company 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Sybarite, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara ($21)

Smooth and creamy with ripe, juicy style; lush and silky, bright and tangy.

90 Martin Ray 2016 Chardonnay, Sonoma ($20)

Smooth, lush and mellow with buttery, rich style and creamy texture; long, deep and juicy.

91 Martin Ray 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley ($20)

Smooth ripe and juicy with rich fruit and elegant style; lush, balanced and tangy; long and lush.

91 Massolino 2014 Chardonnay, Langhe, Italy ($29)

Golden color; smooth, silky and fresh; rich and dense with ripe, balanced fruit; lush, rich and creamy.

91 Pighin 2016 Pinot Grigio, Collio DOC, Italy ($25)

Dry, fresh and minerally with racy, ripe fruit and a long, smooth finish.

90 Pighin 2016 Pinot Grigio, Grave del Friuli ($18)

Fresh, minerally and smooth with bright, juicy style; crisp and balanced with ripe, bright fruit.

91 Pighin 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Grave del Friuli DOC, Italy ($18)

Smooth, sweet nose; clean, round and ripe with juicy style and lovely balance; lush and bright, fresh and long.

88 Podrum Radovanović 2013 Chardonnay, Selekcija, Sumadija, Serbia ($17)

Clean, fresh and dense with bright, clean acidity; silky texture, stylish and long.

88 Podrum Radovanović 2015 Chardonnay, Classique, Serbia ($16)

Fresh, smooth and clean with juicy style and good balance; bright and modern, crisp and charming with bright, lively flavors.

88 Prophecy 2015 Pinot Grigio, The Star, Venezie, Italy ($14)

Floral nose; crisp, smooth and dry with juicy, balanced flavors; fresh and silky.

89 Prophecy 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, High Priestess, Marlborough, New Zealand ($14)

Lush and ripe with smooth, lush citrus and spice; tangy and earthy with smooth, dense style.

88 Q Collection 2015 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($18)

Fresh, smooth nose; lush texture and rich style; creamy and long with density and balance; deep and long.

90 Simi Winery 2013 Chardonnay Reserve, Russian River Valley ($26)

Deep golden color; silky and smooth with lush, deep texture; ripe, dense and balanced; long and rich.

89 Simonsig 2016 Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa ($14)

Smooth and creamy with balance and juicy, generous fruit; ripe, lush and rich.

92 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 2015 Chardonnay, Karia, Napa Valley ($34)

Smooth and juicy with ripe, rich, dense style; toasty and ripe; deep and long.

90 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Aveta, Napa Valley ($26)

Smooth and lush and with crisp, balanced style; juicy and rich with tangy style and a long finish. elegant and balanced,

87 Steele Wines 2015 Chardonnay, Cuvée, California ($21)

Bright, silky and fresh with juicy, balanced and crisp style; generous and nicely structured; long and fresh.

90 Steele Wines 2015 Chardonnay, Durell Vineyard, Carneros ($30)

Smooth, juicy and rich; creamy and bright, smooth and ripe; balanced and lush.

88 Swanson Vineyards 2016 Pinot Grigio, San Benito ($21)

Smooth, ripe and juicy with bright, sweet style; clean, fresh and silky; juicy and long.

88 Tangent 2015 Pinot Gris, Paragon Vineyard, Edna Valley ($17)

Crisp and juicy with dry, balanced style; racy and fresh, fresh and long.

91 Tangent 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Clone 530, Paragon Vineyard, Edna Valley ($32)

Silky and lush with tangy fruit and bright, rich varietal style; juicy and layered with clean, racy flavors.

88 Tangent 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Paragon Vineyard, Edna Valley ($13)

Fresh and juicy with bright grapefruit notes; juicy and long, balanced racy and clean.

86 Three Rivers Winery 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley ($18)

Smooth and juicy with tangy acidity and lush texture; balanced and long.

88 Viña Casablanca 2016 Cefiro Chardonnay, Casablanca Valley, Chile ($11)

Silky and smooth with bright acidity and balance; fresh and clean.

91 Wente Vineyards 2015 Chardonnay, Riva Ranch, Arroyo Seco ($22)

Lush, ripe and smooth with vanilla, rich and creamy style; aromatic, lovely and long with smooth vanilla and balance.

91 Williams Selyem 2015 Chardonnay, Unoaked, Russian River Valley ($39)

Silky and juicy with clean, ripe fruit and smooth texture; lush, balanced and long.

89 Y. Rousseau 2015 Chardonnay, Constance, Haynes Vineyard, Napa Valley ($27)

Smooth, bright and juicy with notes of toast and vanilla; some herbal and spice notes.


RED

91 Abbot’s Passage 2014 Red, Sonoma Valley ($65)

Lush, deep nose; smooth, clean and rich with blackberry, spice and notes of earth; a well-made wine that will benefit from a little time.

93 Achával-Ferrer 2014 Malbec, Finca Bella Vista, Mendoza, Argentina ($140)

Dark and intense with smooth texture and deep, balanced fruit; rich, ripe and elegant; dense, balanced and long.

93 Achával-Ferrer 2014 Malbec, Finca Mirador, Mendoza, Argentina ($140)

Dark, lush and rich with deep, ripe berry fruit and smooth, velvety texture; deep, juicy and long.

91 Achával-Ferrer 2014 Quimera, Mendoza, Argentina ($35)

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

90 Achával-Ferrer 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina ($25)

Smooth and velvety with ripe plum, juicy acidity and spice; clean, juicy and balanced.

90 Achával-Ferrer 2015 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($25)

Smooth and lush with dark, velvety style; rich and dense, deep and balanced.

88 Angulo Innocenti 2014 Malbec, Estate, Mendoza, Argentina ($15)

Smooth and ripe, dark and dense; clean and lush with depth and balance.

86 Angulo Innocenti 2014 Malbec, Nonni, Estate, Mendoza, Argentina ($10)

Clean and lush with smooth texture; lush, ripe and juicy; balanced and long.

92 Benessere 2013 Phenomenon, Estate St. Helena Vineyard, Napa Valley ($60)

Smooth and elegant with lush berry fruit; smooth, juicy and balanced; long and dense.

87 Berryessa Gap Vineyards 2014 Malbec, The Coble Ranch, Yolo ($23)

Smooth and ripe with juicy blackberry fruit; clean, fresh and decent.

87 Bouchaine Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate, Napa Valley, Carneros ($35)

Dense and earthy, long and smooth with depth and style; mature flavors and decent balance.

93 Campo alla Sughera 2011 Arnione, Bolgheri Superiore ($76)

Dark ruby color; lush, berry and spice nose; smooth, dense and ripe with soft herbs and rich style; notes of earth, spice and toast.

88 Chateau d’Aqueria 2015 Lirac ($22)

Smooth and fresh with ripe blackberry fruit; tannic and dense, long and balanced.

89 Chateau Souverain 2014 Merlot, California ($13)

Clean, lush and smooth with ripe plum and juicy style; balanced and long.

93 Cliff Lede 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley ($70)

Very dark ruby color; dense and lush herbal nose; smooth, rich and intense; intense, ripe and concentrated; deep, velvety and long.

86 Concha y Toro 2014 Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo, Chile ($25)

Silky and lush with ripe berries and some green herbs; clean and smooth.

91 Dry Creek Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Benchland & Hillside Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley ($26)

Dark with an earthy nose; silky, bright and juicy with balance and intensity; smooth texture and dense fruit.

90 Duckhorn 2015 Decoy Zinfandel, Sonoma ($25)

Silky and fresh with juicy, lively style; smooth, bright and balanced; long and bright.

92 Feudo Maccari 2014 Nero d’Avola, Saia, Sicily, Italy ($29)

Deep ruby color; spice, earth in nose; smooth, juicy and rich with notes of earth, spice and minerals; balanced and long with elegance AND rusticity.

90 Fortress Wine 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Reserve, Knights Valley ($40)

Dark with a soft, spicy nose; silky, bright and juicy with smooth texture and rich spice and plum fruit; balanced.

91 Gamba Vineyards and Winery 2014 Zinfandel, Family Ranches Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($39)

Lush and smooth with ripe black raspberry and spice; rich and dense, with deep flavors and intensity; balanced and long with smooth texture.

95 Gamba Vineyards and Winery 2014 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Gamba Estate Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($49)

Dark, deep and rich with sweet, ripe berry fruit; intense and rich with concentration and lovely style; bright, juicy and long.

94 Gamba Vineyards and Winery 2014 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Starr Road Ranch, Russian River Valley ($49)

Dark, toasty and rich nose; smooth and lush with sweet oak and ripe berry fruit; made from a 97-year-old vineyard; deep and rich, tangy and concentrated.

93 Goldeneye 2014 Pinot Noir, Split Rail Vineyard, Anderson Valley ($84)

Pale ruby and smooth texture; lush and juicy with smoky, toasty style; rich and dense with fresh style and a long, bright finish.

93 Goldeneye 2014 Pinot Noir, The Narrows Vineyard, Anderson Valley ($84)

Lush and smooth with ripe cherry and mellow, juicy style; rich, balanced and deep with rich texture and toasty notes; rich and stylish.

92 Gundlach Bundschu 2014 Merlot, Sonoma Valley ($35)

Dark and smooth with lush, ripe plum and juicy style; rich, dense and intense.

90 Gundlach Bundschu 2014 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($40)

Silky and dense with earth, spice and cherry fruit; smooth, spicy and rich with balance and style.

95 Halleck Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir, Estate, Sonoma Coast ($110)

Bright, fresh ruby color; smooth, lush and juicy with silky, smooth texture and elegant cherry fruit; complex and rich, long and balanced.

94 Halleck Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir, The Farm Vineyards, Russian River Valley ($75)

Bright, fresh color; smooth, spicy with lush texture and rich fruit; earthy, rich and deep.

93 Halleck Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Clone 828 Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($65)

Smooth, lush and rich with earth, spice and ripe cherry fruit; juicy, fresh and tangy; long and balanced.

91 Halleck Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Hillside Cuvée Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($59)

Lush ruby color; smooth, juicy and balanced; earthy, dense and deep.

92 Halleck Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Kuleto Cuvée Vineyard, Napa Valley ($62)

Bright ruby color; smooth, lush and juicy with depth, spice and cherry fruit; balanced, fresh and long.

89 Halleck Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Three Sons Cuvée Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($49)

Pale and smooth with sweet cherry fruit and smooth spice; juicy and balanced.

90 Holly’s Hill Vineyards 2013 Mourvèdre, Classique, El Dorado ($25)

Smooth and spicy with lush texture; juicy and balanced with fresh stywe and a long finish.

90 Holly’s Hill Vineyards 2015 Mourvèdre, Estate, El Dorado ($28)

Smooth and fresh with silky texture; dense and juicy with notes of earth and ripe fruit; toasty and balanced, long and deep.

89 Ironstone 2015 Zinfandel Reserve, Lodi ($35)

Smooth, ripe and spicy; dense berry fruit and tangy style; rounded and balanced, fresh and long.
92 J Vineyards & Winery 2015 Pinot Noir, Monterey, Sonoma & Santa Barbara ($25)

Spicy and rich nose; smooth texture and ripe cherry fruit; juicy and rich with impressive depth; intense and stylish.

90 J. Lohr 2014 Fog’s Reach Pinot Noir, Arroyo Seco ($35)

Juicy, fresh and tangy with ripe fruit and nice balance; smooth, toasty and long.

92 J. Lohr 2014 Highlands Bench Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands ($35)

Smooth and lush with ripe cherry and spice; crisp, fresh and racy; long and balanced.

92 Jordan 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley ($55)

Smooth, lush nose; silky texture with elegant structure; juicy and balanced, fresh and classic,

92 Krupp Brothers Estates 2014 Syrah, Black Bart, Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley ($80)

Dark and lush; earthy, dense and ripe with blackberry, spice and tangy fruit; complex and long.

91 Margerum Wine Company 2014 M5, Santa Barbara ($28)

Silky, smooth and bright with tangy, fresh berry fruit with notes of earth; balanced, lush and tangy; juicy and long, youthful and long.

88 Masseria Li Veli 2014 Liveli Negroamaro, Passamante, Salice Salentino Cellino San Marco, Italy ($13)

Earthy and dense with ripe, rich style; deep and lush, long and balanced.

89 Masseria Li Veli 2015 Liveli Primitivo, Orion, Salento Cellino San Marco, Italy ($13)

Smooth and juicy with spice, bright raspberry fruit and earth notes; lush, dense and balanced.

86 Moss Roxx Vineyards 2013 Zinfandel, Ancient Vine Reserve, Lodi ($23)

Dark with a dense chocolate nose; smooth, toasty, spicy and deep; rich and long.

88 Oak Ridge Winery 2015 OZV Zinfandel, Old Vine, Lodi ($13)

Smooth, spicy and sweet with juicy, toasty vanilla; ripe, bright and dense.

88 Pascual Toso 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina ($14)

Silky, fresh and bright with tangy berry fruit; clean, supple and balanced.

86 Pascual Toso 2015 Malbec, Estate, Mendoza, Argentina ($14)

Smooth, silky and clean with juicy plum and earth notes; balanced and decent.

 

88 Podrum Radovanović 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Sumadija ($17)

Smooth and dense; herbal, edgy and smooth; supple, spicy and long .

90 Podrum Radovanović 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Classique, Serbia ($18)

Smooth and fresh with deep ruby color; supple, spicy and bright with a hint of herbs; juicy with ripe plum and berry fruit.

86 Q Collection 2015 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($18)

Bright and crisp with clean, tangy cherry fruit; silky, fresh and balanced.

87 Ricardo Santos 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina ($20)

Smooth and earthy, balanced and deep; clean and bright with nice texture.

93 Schug Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Heritage Reserve, Sonoma Valley ($60)

Silky texture, ripe and balanced; bright, supple and juicy with lively plum and black raspberry fruit; elegant and long.

88 Sophie’s 2015 Shiraz, Seppeltsfield Estates, Barossa Valley, Australia ($17)

Clean, silky and tangy with bright blackberry and spice; fresh, juicy and showing a hint of herbs; long and edgy.

92 St. Francis 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Alexander Valley ($50)

Smooth and luscious with velvety texture and rich style; dense, mellow and showing plum, spice and vanilla; long and balanced.

93 St. Francis 2014 Merlot Reserve, Sonoma Valley ($50)

Dark and rich with smooth, velvety texture and warm, lush flavors of plum, blackberry and vanilla; long, balanced and rich.

93 St. Francis 2014 Zinfandel Reserve, Dry Creek Valley ($50)

Lush and velvety with rich aromatics and dense texture; concentrated and intense, long and balanced with lovely oak and vanilla.

92 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Artemis, Napa Valley ($60)

Deep ruby color; smooth, toasty, rich nose; dense, ripe and balanced; toasty with vanilla and spice; lush and concentrated.

88 Steele Wines 2013 Pinot Noir, Goodchild Vineyard, Santa Barbara ($30)

Silky and clean with earthy, juicy cherry fruit and smooth texture; fresh, bright and long.

90 Steele Wines 2013 Zinfandel, Catfish Vineyard, Lake ($25)

Dark, smooth nose; ripe, lush and smooth with spice and juicy berry fruit; silky textured and long.

90 Steele Wines 2013 Zinfandel, Pacini Vineyard, Mendocino ($19)

Generous, spice nose; juicy and bright with tangy blackberry and spice flavors; balanced and smooth, long and rich.

92 Stony Hill Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain ($70)

Bright and silky with spice and bright plum fruit; smooth and fresh, balanced and long.

92 Swanson Vineyards 2013 Merlot, Napa Valley ($32)

Smooth, lush and rich with notes of earth, spice and plum fruit; balanced, long and stylish.

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

Smooth and spicy with blackberry fruit and ripe, earthy style; juicy, supple and dense; long and balanced.

94 Tenuta Sette Ponti 2013 Sangiovese, Vigna dell’ Impero, Tuscany, Italy ($120)

Silky dense and elegant with juicy berries and tangy fruit; violets, spice and lush flavors; pure and deep with earth, spice and finesse; long and balanced.

92 Tenuta Sette Ponti 2014 Crognolo, Tuscany, Italy ($29)

Silky, lush and bright with juicy, fresh plum and berry fruit; smooth violets, spice and elegant style; tangy and long.

93 Tenuta Sette Ponti 2014 Oreno, Tuscany, Italy ($84)

Fragrant plum and berry; smooth and elegant, balanced and juicy with rich fruit and silky texture; tangy, exuberant and long.

90 Trivento 2014 Malbec, Golden Reserve, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina ($21)

Dark, rich and intense; smooth and deep with velvety texture and rich style.

88 Trivento 2014 Malbec, Gran Reserve Serie Riberas, Mendoza, Argentina ($17)

Smooth and ripe with dense texture and rich berry fruit;

88 Valentin Bianchi 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina ($16)

Smooth, dense and rich with some earthy notes; balanced and rich with nice length.

86 Valentin Bianchi 2015 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($12)

Clean and fresh with blackberry fruit and decent if dull flavors; simple, balanced and long.

92 Valerie’s Vineyard 2015 Pinot Noir, Carneros ($40)

Pale and silky with elegant structure and smooth style; juicy and fresh, bright and made for food; long and balanced.

91 Wente Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Charles Wetmore Vineyard, Livermore Valley ($30)

Smooth, lush and clean with toasty oak and spice; rich and elegant; refined and juicy.

91 Wente Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Riva Ranch, Arroyo Seco ($30)

Silky and fresh with juicy cherry and bright, lively style; tangy, balanced and long.

94 Williams Selyem 2015 Zinfandel, Papera Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($65)

Dark, rich and fresh with lovely spice and tangy acidity; crisp wild blackberry fruit; pure, rich and exuberant; long and balanced, bright.

88 Benessere 2016 Sangiovese Rosé, Rosato di Sangiovese, Estate St. Helena Vineyard, Napa Valley ($22)

Bright pink; tangy berry nose; smooth, fresh and juicy; clean and long.

90 Bonny Doon Vineyard 2016 Vin Gris de Cigare, Central Coast ($18)

Soft pink color; tangy nose; silky, crisp and juicy with dry, racy flavors; fresh and balanced.

90 Cambria Winery 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé, Estate, Santa Maria Valley ($25)

Pale pink color; bright, dry and juicy with smooth texture and lush fruit; rich and balanced.

87 Cannon Wines 2016 Grenache Rosé, Sables d’Azur, Côtes de Provence ($16)

Pale pink; smooth, fresh and bright with dry, soft fruit; long and balanced.

88 Carmel Road 2016 Barrymore Pinot Noir Rosé, Monterey ($18)

Pale pink; smooth and silky with dry, juicy style; racy and bright; attached to Drew Barrymore.

91 Château d’Aqueria 2016 Tavel Tavel Rose, France ($20)

A famous bright pink wine with a lush, berry nose; rich, juicy and dense; ripe and lovely with intense fruit flavors and considerable depth; a blend of seven Rhône varieties.

88 Château Gassier 2016 Le Pas du Moine, Cotes de Provence Sainte-Victoire ($25)

Pale pink; grapefruit, tangy and fresh raspberry; clean, racy and dry; long and fresh.

91 Duckhorn 2016 Decoy California ($20)

Very pale pink; silky and juicy with bright acidity and lush fruit; deep and rich.

86 Holly’s Hill Vineyards 2016 Grenache Rosé, El Dorado ($22)

Pale salmon color; ripe berry nose; dry, dense and ripe with deep earthy notes.

88 Kendall-Jackson 2016 Vinter’s Reserve, California ($17)

Bright, pale pink; crisp and dry with mostly Pinot in the blend; racy, fresh and lively.

88 La Crema 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé, Monterey ($20)

Pale pink color; crisp and racy pinot with silky texture; racy and tangy.

88 Laroche 2016 Grenache Rosé, Rosé de la Chevalière, Pays d’Oc ($14)

Pale pink color; smooth, fresh and juicy with soft dry style; crisp and showing raspberry.

87 Lavender Row 2016 IGP Vaucluse ($14)

Pale pink color; silky, dry and fresh; juicy and bright.

87 Maison Saleya 2016 Cotes De Provence ($15)

Pale salmon pink; dry, juicy and crisp; silky and long.

91 Margerum Wine Company 2016 Grenache Rosé, Riviera, Santa Barbara County ($21)

Pale pink; soft raspberry nose; smooth, fresh and juicy with racy acidity; crisp and long.

88 Martin Ray 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé, Russian River Valley ($25)

Pale pink color; fresh, juicy and dry; silky and crisp, long and smooth.

88 Michael Sullberg 2016 Dry Reserve, Sonoma ($14)

Bright pink color; soft raspberry nose; bright and juicy with smooth texture and dry, balanced style.

89 Oak Ridge Winery NV OZV California ($13)

Smooth and crisp with dry, tangy notes of peach and minerals; fresh and good balance

87 Rodney Strong Wine Estates 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé, Russian River Valley ($25)

Pale pink; tangy and juicy with racy fruit and dry style; balanced and long.

90 Saved Wines 2016 Magic Maker, California ($20)

Pale salmon pink; smooth and juicy with mostly grenache; rounded and dense with clean, rich fruit and good balance.

90 Sidebar Cellars 2016 Syrah Rosé, Russian River Valley ($21)

Pale pink color; bright and juicy with crisp acidity and rich, smooth style; dry, juicy and long.

89 Sterling Vineyards 2016 Vintner’s Collection, Edna Valley ($16)

Pale pink; silky and juicy with bright, dry flavors; fresh and dense with smooth style.

91 Tablas Creek 2016 Dianthus, Estate, Adelaida District ($30)

Bright pink; lush and juicy with ripe, dry, rich and fresh berry fruit; long and deep.

91 Tablas Creek 2016 Patelin de Tablas, Paso Robles ($25)

Pale salmon pink; bright, juicy and lush; dry, racy and balanced; crisp, fresh and long.

88 Three Rivers Winery 2016 Columbia Valley ($14)

Pale pink, dry, juicy and crisp; tangy and bright, long and balanced.

86 14 Hands NV Columbia Valley ($15)

Bright pink color; smooth, juicy and clean, lush and ripe with raspberry and a touch of sweetness.

90 Bouvet-Ladubay NV Brut Cremant De Loire Excellence, France ($18)

Lush and rich with depth and generous fruit; tangy, smooth and racy; long and fresh.

88 Bouvet-Ladubay NV Excellence, France ($16)

Pale salmon color; smooth and juicy with ripe fruit and lush; rich and long.

89 Bouvet-Ladubay NV Signature, France ($16)

Smooth, juicy and round with dry, racy, balanced flavors; lush and fresh, long and generous.

86 Caposaldo NV Peach, Italy ($16)

Pale pink color; bright, sweet and juicy with bright peach fruit; clean, fresh and rich.

93 Domaine Carneros 2008 Le Reve, Carneros ($110)

Smooth, toasty and complex nose; elegant and layered with deep, juicy fruit; smooth, dense and rich; long and balanced.

89 Domaine Carneros 2013 Cuvée, Carneros ($30)

Juicy and dry, complex and tangy; smooth and balanced, long and dry.

90 Domaine Carneros NV Cuvée de la Pompadour, Carneros ($38)

Pale salmon pink; juicy and rich with smooth texture and good balance; long and dry. Organic.

86 Domaine Ste. Michelle NV Columbia Valley ($13)

Pale pink; smooth, lush and juicy with fresh, strawberry fruit; clean and mellow, balanced and long.

91 Ferrari 2006 Perle, Trento, Italy ($35)

Bright and toasty with dry fruit and crisp acidity; fresh and juicy, dry and tangy; elegant and fresh with bright fruit and good length.

91 Flying Goat Cellars 2012, Sierra Madre Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($40)

Soft golden color; lush and toasty with creamy texture and ripe, juicy style; rich and dense with elegant, deep flavors.

89 Flying Goat Cellars 2014 Cuvée, Santa Barbara ($42)

Pale golden color; smooth, toasty and rich with rich, juicy, complex flavors; dense, yeasty and balanced; long and deep,.

90 Flying Goat Cellars 2014, Solomon Hills Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($42)

Pale pink color; yeasty nose; dry, fresh and racy with tangy, clean flavors; juicy, lively and long with a crisp finish.

88 Gloria Ferrer 2005 Carneros Cuvée, Carneros ($75)

Rich and toasty with lush, burnished fruit; lush and complex, deep and smooth.

87 Gloria Ferrer 2007 Royal Cuvée, Sonoma ($37)

Smooth and juicy with ripe fruit and clean, racy apple fruit; fresh and balanced, long and bright.

88 Gloria Ferrer NV Sonoma ($22)

Pale pink color; floral nose; smooth and ripe with raspberry and juicy acidity; tangy and lush.

88 Gloria Ferrer NV Sonoma ($27)

Bright pink color; juicy and fresh with ripe raspberry and clean style; crisp and balanced, long and tangy.

89 Gruet Winery NV Sauvage, America ($15)

Toasty and dry; fresh and racy with fresh, lively fruit; tangy and bright; long and balanced.

90 Jansz NV Cuvée, Tasmania ($27)

Bright, clean and crisp with racy fruit and lively acidity; smooth, clean and fresh with balance and style.

90 Jansz NV Tasmania ($27)

Pale pink color; smooth, dry and juicy with raspberry and tangy acidity; fresh and juicy; long and lively.

92 JCB NV No.21, Cremant De Bourgogne ($23)

Golden color; fresh and juicy with tangy citrus and dry, racy style; round and balanced, charming and long.

90 JCB NV No.69, Cremant De Bourgogne ($26)

Pale pink color; round and fresh with smooth, dry style showing raspberry and crisp acidity; long and lively.

88 Kir Yianni 2015 Akakies, Greece ($22)

Intense pink color; soft, smooth and slightly sweet with lush texture and creamy style; rich and long.

90 Nicolas Feuillatte NV Brut Champagne Reserve, France ($36)

Smooth nose; bright, juicy and ripe; balanced and long.

86 Poema NV Cava, Spain ($13)

Dry, crisp and toasty with herbal notes; clean, juicy and short.

90 Rotari 2013 Trento, Italy ($20)

Fresh and juicy with tangy acidity and smooth texture; bright and dry, racy and long.

 

January-February 2017


WHITE

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. TWISTY

88 – Apothic 2015 Winemaker’s Blend, American ($16)
Spicy and aromatic; crisp and lifted with off-dry, juicy lime and apple fruit; Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio
GALLO

90 – Astrolabe Winery 2015 Province Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($23)
Juicy and spicy with gooseberry and racy acidity; smooth, balanced with feline notes; fresh and long.

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.
INTERNATIONAL VINES

90 – Barker’s Marque Wines 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Three Brooms, Marlborough, New Zealand ($16)
Smooth and ripe with juicy citrus and racy acidity; fresh, tangy and long; lively and balanced.
INTERNATIONAL VINES

90 – Black Stallion 2015 Chardonnay, Napa Valley ($19)
Creamy and lush with vanilla oak and smooth texture; ripe, lush and balanced, long and rich.
DFV WINES

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.
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

88 – Cannonball Winery 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County ($15)
Spicy nose; clean and silky with juicy, crisp style with restrained spice and bright acidity; balanced 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.
FOLEY FAMILY WINES

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. A Moscato-based blend.
EXCELSIOR WINES / BANFI

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.
EXCELSIOR WINES / BANFI

90 – Copain Wines 2015 Tous Ensemble Chardonnay, 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.
FOLIO FINE WINES PARTNERS

88 – Edna Valley Vineyard 2015 Chardonnay, Edna Valley Vineyard, Central Coast ($14)
Smooth, ripe and rich; deep, creamy and long.
GALLO

91 – Galerie Wines 2015 Naissance Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($30)
Silky, juicy and ripe with clean, racy style; fresh and graceful with tangy acidity and precise fruit; bright and nicely balanced.
JACKSON FAMILY WINE

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.
PALM BAY INTERNATIONAL

91 J Vineyards & Winery 2015 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($30)
Silky, smooth and ripe with ripe pear and juicy acidity; bright and balanced, long and charming.
GALLO

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.
WINE CREEK LLC

91 – MacPhail 2014 Chardonnay, Gap’s Crown, Petaluma Gap Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($45)
Lush and silky with juicy pear and citrus fruit; smooth, bright and tangy; fresh, and long.
HESS FAMILY ESTATES

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.

89 – Malibu Rocky Oaks 2013 Collective Estate Chardonnay, 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 Just Molamatta Collio Bianco, Italy ($18)
Smooth and juicy with ripe, rich fruit; fresh, tangy and balanced; aromatic and bright, lively and long. 40% Pinot Bianco, 40% Tocai Friulano, 20% Ribolla Gialla.
DALLA TERRA

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 – Miner Family Vineyards 2012 Wild Yeast Chardonnay, 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 Sauvignon Blanc, California ($12)
Ripe and juicy with tangy acidity and silky texture; lush, clean and rich.
GALLO

88 – Noble Vines 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, 242, San Bernabe, Monterey ($13)
Smooth, silky and spicy with bright herbs and tangy citrus; clean, fresh and balanced.
DFV WINES

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!

90 – Russiz Superiore 2015 Sauvignon, Collio, Italy ($28)
Silky and tangy with clean, bright, racy fruit; lively, spicy and crisp with juicy, citrus style.
DALLA TERRA

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.
RUTHERFORD WINE COMPANY

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.
RUTHERFORD WINE COMPANY

90 – Rutherford Wine Company 2015 Scott Family Estate Chardonnay, Dijon Clone, Arroyo Seco, Monterey ($25)
Smooth and juicy with ripe pear and bright citrus; toasty oak and fresh fruit flavors; dense and long.
RUTHERFORD WINE COMPANY

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. 62% Sauvignon Blanc, 38% Semillon.

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.
THE SORTING TABLE

92 – Stonestreet 2015 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley ($35)
Smooth, lush and deep with classic flavors and lovely texture; ripe, juicy and long.
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

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.
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

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, Rosemary’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.

90 – Tenuta Santa Maria alla Pieve 2015 Lepia, Soave ($18)
The Bertani family has been making wine in this Veronese property since the end of the 19th century; this wine is luscious and bright with aromatics and clean, smooth fruit; tangy with notes of peach and juicy citrus. Garganega
GRAPES ON THE GO

90 – Tenuta Santa Maria alla Pieve 2014 Torrepieve Chardonnay, 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.
GRAPES ON THE GO

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.
E. & J. GALLO

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. Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer.
WINE TREES USA


RED

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.

90 – Acacia Vineyard 2014 Pinot Noir, Los Carneros ($29)
Deep, bright color; smooth, rich and showing black cherry and spice; silky and lush with tangy acidity and long, bright style.
TREASURY WINE ESTATES

92 – Adelaida Cellars 2014 Signature Series Mourvèdre, Anna’s Estate Vineyard, Paso Robles ($50)
Lush and spicy with deep, rich and smooth style; silky, fresh and dense; long, mellow and balanced; juicy, ripe and charming.

90 – Albatross Ridge 2014 Estate Pinot Noir Reserve, , Carmel Valley ($55)
Bright and silky with juicy cherry and notes of earth and spice; savory and balanced, long and lush.
BOWLUS VINEYARDS

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.

91 – Ancient Peaks 2014 Renegade, Margarita Vineyard, Paso Robles ($24)
Lush, rich and ripe with juicy boysenberry and plum; smooth, deep and dense; opulent, baslasnced and long. 80 % Syrah, 18 % Malbec, 2 % Petit Verdot.

90 – Antigal Winery & Estates 2014 Uno Malbec, ,Mendoza, Argentina ($18)
Soft, ripe nose; silky and bright, juicy and lively with notes of earth and spice; ripe berries, good structure and long.
CORK ALLIANCE, INC

91 – Antigal Winery & Estates 2014 Uno Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina ($18)
Lush, ripe nose; rich, ripe and smooth with plum, cherry and notes of spice and vanilla; luscious and balanced, juicy and long.
CORK ALLIANCE, INC

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. 40% Malbec, 30% Merlot, 30 % Cab Sauvignon
CORK ALLIANCE, INC

92 – Antigal Winery & Estates 2009 Aduentus Mediterraneo, Mendoza ($28)
Deep blackberry nose; smooth, rich and complex with blackberry, cherry and cassis; seamless and deep; lush and dense with notes of spice, mocha and vanilla; long and stylish. 40% Malbec, 30% Syrah, 30 % Tempranillo.
CORK ALLIANCE, INC

93 – Antigal Winery & Estates 2008 One Malbec, La Dolores, Mendoza, Argentina ($88)
Smooth, lush and dense with elegant plum and berry fruit; floral, deep and spicy; long and balanced, elegant.
CORK ALLIANCE, INC

92 – Antigal Winery & Estates 2010 One Malbec, Doña Angeles, Mendoza ($88)
Smooth and earthy with ripe cherry and blackberry; lush, seamless and spicy; long and rich. 87% Malbec, 13 % Cab Franc.
CORK ALLIANCE, INC

92 – Antigal Winery & Estates 2009 One Malbec, Doña Angeles, Mendoza ($88)
Rich, dense and mature with ripe berry fruit and intense notes of earth, spice and vanilla; smooth, balanced and long. 87% Malbec, 13 % Cab Franc.
CORK ALLIANCE, INC

92 – Badia a Coltibuono 2011 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.
DALLA TERRA

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 – Beringer Vineyards 2014 Estate Pinot Noir, 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.
TREASURY WINE ESTATES

88 – Brazin Cellars 2014 Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi ($17)
Smooth, silky and juicy with tangy, spicy berry fruit; lively, fresh and long.
DFV WINES

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.
GALLO

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. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah.

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. 80% Syrah, 14% Cab Sauvignon, 6% Mourvedre

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.
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

92 – Byron 2014 Pinot Noir, Sierra Madre Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($45)
Aromatic nose; silky, spicy and savory with ripe berry fruit and lovely balance; deep, toasty and long.
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

91 – Byron 2014 Pinot Noir, Julia’s Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($45)
Spicy cherry nose; juicy and fresh with bright cherry and savory notes; complex and charming with notes of spice and earth; long and balanced.
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

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.
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

94 – Byron 2014 Pinot Noir, La Encantada Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills ($55)
Lush fresh cherry nose; silky and ripe with bright cherry and tangy acidity; supple, balanced and juicy; long and lovely.
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

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.
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

93 – Byron 20 Pinot Noir, Rita’s Crown Vineyard, St. Rita Hills ($65)
Lush and juicy with intense cherry and red currant fruit; racy acidity, lively style with good depth; smooth, savory and long; balanced and generous.
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

91 – Castoro Cellars 2014 Zinfandel, Zinfusion, 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.

88 – M. Chapoutier 2015 Bila Haut Red, Côtes du Roussillon Villages, France ($15)
Silky and lush with flesh and ripe blackberry; clean, balanced and long. Syrah, Grenache, Carignan.
HB WINE MERCHANTS

91 – Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Indian Wells, Columbia Valley ($20)
Berry nose; silky and juicy with smooth, spicy flavors of plum, blackberry and toasty oak; juicy, deep and bright with lovely balance. 52% Syrah, 29% Merlot, 8% Malbec , 5% Grenache, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Mourvèdre, 2% Petit Verdot.
STE. MICHELLE WINE ESTATES

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. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot.
EXCELSIOR WINES / BANFI

89 – Cono Sur 2014 Bicicleta Organic, Colchagua Valley, Chile ($14)
Green herbal nose; Lush and juicy with ripe plum, cassis and only a hint of herbs; clean, fresh and long. 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Carmenère, 25% Syrah.
VINEYARD BRANDS

91 – Copain Wines 2014 Tous Ensemble Syrah, 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.

89 – Coppo 2014 L’Avvocata Barbera d’Asti, Italy ($15)
Spicy, berry nose; fresh, clean and juicy with tangy acidity and silky texture; bright, balanced and charming.
FOLIO FINE WINE PARTNERS

91 – Coppo 2012 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.
FOLIO FINE WINE PARTNERS

94 – Coppo 2010 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.
FOLIO FINE WINE PARTNERS

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. Cab Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese.
FOLIO FINE WINES PARTNERS

88 – Dark Horse NV Blend No 33.1, California ($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. Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot.
GALLO

89 – Dark Horse 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, California ($10)
Dark and lush with smooth texture and ripe cherry fruit; rich with vanilla oak and good balance; long and seductive.
GALLO

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.
FOLIO FINE WINE PARTNERS

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.
FOLIO FINE WINE PARTNERS

91 – Dominio del Plata 2013 BenMarco Expresivo, Uco Valley ($35)
Deep, dark and juicy with tangy blackberry and cassis fruit; smooth and dense, long and balanced. 65% Malbec, 30 % Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
FOLIO FINE WINE PARTNERS

90 – Dry Creek Vineyard 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Benchland and Hillside Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley ($26)
Dark and smoky nose; rich, concentrated and showing black plum and soft herbs; spicy and smooth, sleek and balanced; long and fresh. 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec

91 – Duckhorn 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($72)
Dark and smooth with ripe plum and herbal notes; velvety and lush, long and balanced.
DUCKHORN WINE CO.

95 – Duckhorn 2012 Howell Mountain, Napa Valley ($95)
Lovely toasted vanilla nose; smooth and lush with juicy plum and toasty oak; supple and elegant, rich and long. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19 % Merlot, 5 % Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot .
DUCKHORN WINE CO.

91 – E. & J. Gallo 2014 MacMurray Pinot Noir Reserve, 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.
GALLO

90 – Estancia 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($14)
Smooth and ripe with juicy blackberry and cherry; lush and rich, fresh and long.
CONSTELLATION WINE U.S.

92 – Galerie Wines 2013 Pleinair Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($50)
Smooth and lush with notes of earth, spice and herbs; ripe blackberry, plum and dense style; long and balanced.
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

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.

89 – Georges Duboeuf 2015 Beaujolais-Villages, France ($13)
Silky and smooth with bright black raspberry fruit and crisp acidity; juicy, fresh and totally charming; fresh and nicely balanced.
QUINTESSENTIAL

92 – Ghost Pines 2014 Winemaker’s Blend Merlot, Sonoma County ($20)
Smooth, ripe nose; velvety and rich with deep plum, black raspberry and spice; long and balanced.
LOUIS MARTINI/GALLO

90 – Ghost Pines 2014 Winemaker’s Blend Pinot Noir, Monterey, Sonoma, San Joaquin ($23)
Smooth, rich and juicy with ripe cherry and raspberry fruit; mellow, balanced and long.
LOUIS MARTINI/GALLO

88 – Gnarly Head 2015 1924 Double Black, California ($12)
Seriously dark; smooth and deep with rich blackberry fruit and dense texture; concentrated and lush. Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah.
DELICATO

92 – Grgich Hills Estate 2013 Miljenko’s Selection Petit Verdot, 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.

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.

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.
PALM BAY INTERNATIONAL

91 – Hearst Ranch Winery 2014 Chileno Tempranillo, 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 – Holly’s Hill Vineyards 2015 Estate Carignane, El Dorado ($28)
Dark and juicy with clean blackberry and cassis fruit; silky, smooth and tangy; lively, fresh and long.

91 – J. Lohr 2014 Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($17)
Plum and spice nose; silky and rich with juicy plum and good texture; smooth, supple and lush; soft tannins and spice notes; fresh and long.

92 – J. Lohr 2014 Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($35)
Smooth plum nose; lush black raspberry and boysenberry fruit; rich and balanced, ripe and showing toasty vanilla oak; mellow and balanced, long and generous.

92 – J. Lohr 2013 Cuvée St.E, Paso Robles ($50)
An homage to St. Emilion that is predominantly Cabernet Franc; smooth and lush with generous style; deep and rich with lovely depth and balance; long and showing notes of chocolate. 63% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Malbec.

92 – J. Lohr 2013 Cuvée Pau, Paso Robles ($50)
Dark and silky with ripe plum and spice; supple and juicy with racy style; seamless and elegant; the “Pau” stands for Pauillac which is this wine’s inspiration. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 9% Malbec, 1% Merlot.

94 – Kenwood Vineyards 2014 Jack London Zinfandel, 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.
PERNOD-RICARD

90 – Kukkula 2014 Aatto, Estate, Adelaida District, Paso Robles ($40)
Smooth and lush with juicy raspberry and fresh cassis; amiable and balanced, long and fresh. 15% Grenache, 48% Counoise, 28%Mourvèdre.

90 – Kukkula 2013 Pas de Deux, Adelaida District, Paso Robles ($45)
Silky and bright with tangy berry fruit and juicy style; crisp and lush with charming flavors and a long finish. 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah.

91 – Kukkula 2013 Sisu, Estate, Adelaida District, Paso Robles ($45)
Deep and dark with a spicy nose; smooth, lush and juicy with rich berry fruit and spice; intense and long. 25% Grenache, 55% Syrah, 20 %Mourvèdre.

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.
WINE CREEK LLC

89 – Layer Cake 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, ($16)
Silky and smooth with ripe plum and cassis; lush, bright and balanced; juicy, fresh and long.
ONE TRUE VINE

93 – Louis M. Martini 2014 Gnarly Vine Zinfandel, 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.
GALLO

90 – MacMurray Ranch 2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($30)
Bright and fresh with crisp acidity and dense cherry fruit; silky, smooth and showing notes of earth and spice.
GALLO

92 – MacPhail 2014 Pinot Noir, Pratt Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($49)
Lush and smooth with ripe black cherry and deep berry fruit; rich and dense, long and balanced.
HESS FAMILY ESTATES

91 – MacPhail 2014 Pinot Noir, Wildcat Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($49)
Pale and silky; lush and smooth, ripe cherry and spice; tangy and fresh, bright and long.
HESS FAMILY ESTATES

91 – MacPhail 2014 Pinot Noir, Sundawg Ridge Vineyard, Green Valley of the Russian River Valley ($49)
Spicy cherry nose; silky smooth and spicy with savory notes and bright cherry fruit; long and mellow, juicy and balanced.
HESS FAMILY ESTATES

92 – MacPhail 2014 Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Green Valley of the Russian River Valley ($49)
Black cherry nose; smooth and spicy with ripe berry fruit and notes of earth; lush, juicy and balanced; long and rich, deep and elegant.
HESS FAMILY ESTATES

91 – MacPhail 2014 Pinot Noir, Toulouse Vineyard, Anderson Valley ($49)
Silky, smooth and graceful with ripe black cherry and concentrated style; savory and deep, lush and balanced.
HESS FAMILY ESTATES

92 – MacPhail 2014 Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyard, Anderson Valley ($49)
Silky and deep with elegant style and rich cherry, berry and juicy acidity; deep and ripe, long and stylish.
HESS FAMILY ESTATES

93 – MacRostie 2014 Pinot Noir, Goldrock Ridge Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($56)
Bright berry nose; juicy and crisp with racy acidity and tangy red cherry fruit; smooth, lively and lush; elegant and deep; charming and long.

91 – Malibu Rocky Oaks 2013 “360,” 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. 50% Syrah, 24% Petit Verdot, 16% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc.

92 – Malibu Rocky Oaks 2014 Pinot Noir Reserve, 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.

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.

88 – Matchbook 2013 Syrah, Dunnigan Hills ($16)
Smooth, ripe and earthy with juicy style and good balance; long and mellow, fresh and clean.

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.

93 – Merry Edwards 2014 Pinot Noir, Meredith Estate, Russian River Valley ($63)
Deep ruby color; silky and lush with deep flavors of black cherry and spice; juicy, rich and balanced with fresh,ripe style.

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, Coopersmith Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($66)
Ripe black cherry nose; smooth, lush and rich with toasty vanilla oak and deep, dense style; concentrated 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.

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. 90% Cab Sauv, 6% Merlot, 4% Cab Franc

90 – Naked Mountain 2012 Petit Verdot, California ($36)
Smooth and racy with spice, violets and cassis; tangy, toasty and fresh. 78% Petit Verdot, 11% Merlot, 11% Tannat.

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.
DFV WINES

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.

93 – Pepper Bridge Winery 2013 Trine, Walla Walla Valley ($65)
Smooth and lush with silky tannins and lovely plum fruit; a classic Bordeaux blend by winemaker Jean-François Pellet; supple, seamless and long. 37% Cab Sauv, 34% Cab Franc, 15% Merlot, 9 % Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot

91 – Peter Zemmer 2015 Rolhut Pinot Noir, Alto Adige, Süd Tirol, Italy ($18)
Smooth and luscious with smooth, bright cherry fruit and lovely texture; juicy, fresh and delicious; mellow, fresh and long.
HB WINE MERCHANTS

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.
R2 WINE COMPANY

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.
DALLA TERRA

88 – Rutherford Wine Company 2014 Lander-Jenkins Cabernet Sauvignon, California ($15)
Smooth and fresh with tangy berry fruit and bright vanilla oak; juicy, tangy and balanced.
RUTHERFORD WINE COMPANY

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.
RUTHERFORD WINE COMPANY

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.
RUTHERFORD WINE COMPANY

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. 78% Merlot, 14% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon.

90 – Stonestreet 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley ($45)
Smooth and dense with ripe plum and soft herbs; toasty and rich, long and balanced.
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

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. 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 % Malbec, 25 % Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot.
FOLIO FINE WINE PARTNERS

90 – Te Kairanga 2013 Pinot Noir, Martinborough ($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.
FOLEY WINE ESTATES

85 – Tenuta Santa Maria alla Pieve 2014 Pragal, Verona, Italy ($18)
Smooth, dense and fleshy with earth, spice and a bit of funk. Corvina, Merlot, Syrah.
GRAPES ON THE GO

88 – Tenuta Santa Maria alla Pieve 2008 Decima Aurea Merlot, Veneto, Italy ($45)
Earthy, smooth and spicy with dense style and rich plum; deep. intense and long.
GRAPES ON THE GO

89 – Tenuta Santa Maria alla Pieve 2014 Ripasso, Valpolicella ($31)
Smooth, dense and juicy with earth, meat and ripe plum; rich and deep with smooth texture and good length.
GRAPES ON THE GO

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.
PAUL HOBBS IMPORTS

94 – Viña Cobos 2013 Bramare Malbec, Marchiori Vineyard, Perdriel, Luyan de Cuyo, Argentina ($105)
Smooth and luscious with ripe cassis, cherry and blackberry; toasty, juicy and concentrated; supple and intense, long and balanced.
PAUL HOBBS IMPORTS

90 – Vina 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. Petite Syrah 41%, Syrah 40 %, Mourvèdre 10%, Grenache 9%.

90 – Vina 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. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Frankova.
TERRANEO MERCHANTS

90 – Vinarija Zvonko Bogdan 2013 Icon Campana Rubimus, Palic, Servia ($49)
A deep, dark Serbian wine that is clean and juicy with plum fruit and silky texture; bright, racy and long.
TERRANEO MERCHANTS

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.
E. & J. GALLO

90 – Wine Trees 2014 Black Saint Peter Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi ($15)
Smooth, lush and juicy with ripe, spicy wild berry fruit; intense, tangy and showing ripe, fresh flavors; long and balanced.
WINE TREES USA

92 – Z. Alexander Brown 2013 Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($120)
Dark, silky and bright with black plum, blackberry and blueberry; clean and juicy with depth, elegance and balance.


ROSÉ AND DESSERT

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.

89 – Apaltagua 2016 Carmenere Rosé, Reserva, Estate, Mauley Valley ($12)
Pale salmon pink; smooth and juicy with clean, dry, racy fruit; bright citrus and racy acidity; lifted, lively and long. TWISTY
GLOBAL VINEYARD

90 – Susana Balbo 2016 Signature Rosé,  Uco Valley ($20)
Light pink color; juicy and crisp with dry, juicy and racy citrus; silky and lifted, tangy and long; made by one of Argentina’s superstar winemakers.
FOLIO FINE WINE PARTNERS

90 – Malibu Rocky Oaks 2012 Late Harvest Cabernet, Malibu Coast ($100)
Smooth, dense and sweet with deep flavor of plum and prune; considerably drier than expected; lush, savory and long.