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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


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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, To Kalon Vineyard, Oakville, Napa Valley ($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.

 

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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.