February-March 2017

Blue Reveiws EXTRA! February-March 2017

By: Anthony Dias Blue

91Altvs 2013 Chardonnay, Napa Valley ($40)
Smooth and fresh, juicy and balanced; ripe and tangy, lush and bright; long and rich.
FOLEY FAMILY WINES

88Bonterra Vineyards 2015 Organic Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino & Lake Counties ($14)
Smooth and juicy with bright acidity and tangy fruit; minerals and spice; long and smooth. Organic. TWISTY
FETZER VINEYARDS/CONCHA Y TORO

91Carrick Wines 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Central Otago, New Zealand ($18)
Silky and juicy with tangy citrus and crisp, fresh style; lively, bright and long.
PACIFIC PRIME WINES

92Carrick Wines 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Central Otago, New Zealand ($18)
Smooth and tangy, juicy and pure; silky, bright and showing citrus and green peach; long and racy.
PACIFIC PRIME WINES

90Chasing Venus 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($16)
Smooth and juicy with feline notes, guava and gooseberry; tangy, clean and balanced.
MATCHBOOK WINE COMPANY 

88Chateau Ste. Michelle 2015 Harvest Select Sweet Riesling , Columbia Valley ($10)
Smooth, clean and sweet; fresh and bright, long and balanced.
STE. MICHELLE WINE ESTATES

92Clos Henri 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($25)
Tangy and silky with juicy, bright style with lime and minerals; fresh, racy and showing hints of feline; pure and balanced, long and generous.
GRAPE EXPECTATIONS

91Dolin 2014 Estate Chardonnay, Malibu-Newton Canyon ($39)
Smooth and clean with lush fruit and lovely, lush texture; rich, balanced and long.

89Dr. Loosen 2015 Riesling, Mosel, Germany ($12)
Lush and smooth with ripe citrus and peach; clean, balanced and long.
LOOSEN BROS. USA 

90Dr. Loosen 2015 Dry Riesling, Mosel, Germany ($12)
Silky and crisp with bright, juicy lime and peach fruit; balanced, long and stylish.
 LOOSEN BROS. USA 

91Dr. Loosen 2015 Blue Slate Riesling Kabinett, Mosel, Germany ($22)
Bright and bursting with lime and peach; silky, elegant and fresh, brisk and long.
LOOSEN BROS. USA

92Dr. Loosen 2015 Riesling Kabinett, Bernkasteler Lay Mosel, Germany ($28)
Smooth and fresh, generous and tangy with bright lime and minerals; racy, crisp and long.
LOOSEN BROS. USA

92Dry Creek Vineyard 2015 Chardonnay, DCV Estate Block 10 Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($32)
Silky and smooth with ripe pear and bright vanilla oak; lush, balanced and rich with lovely style and finesse; long and elegant.

88Estancia 2015 Pinot Grigio, California ($9)
Silky and fresh with juicy style; clean and tangy with racy acidity and long, balanced flavors. TWISTY
CONSTELLATION WINE U.S.

88Faisão 2015 Vinho Verde, Portugal ($8)
Fresh and slightly petillant; clean, lively and juicy with nicely rounded flavors and racy acidity; charming and long. 40% Arinto, 30% Trajadura, 30% Loureiro.
WINESELLERS LTD

91Flora Springs 2015 Soliloquy Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Oakville, Napa Valley ($50)
Smooth and lush with bright, juicy lime and complex fruit; silky, elegant and long.

90Forrest Estate 2016 Stony Bank Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($16)
Silky and smooth, citrus and gooseberry; tangy and fresh, balanced and long.
PACIFIC PRIME WINES

90Forrest Estate 2015 The Doctors' Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($18)
Smooth, juicy and tropical fruit; ripe and peachy, long and fresh, exuberant.
PACIFIC PRIME WINES

91Forrest Estate 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($18)
Silky and juicy with gooseberry, citrus and guava; fresh, tangy and bright; balanced and long.
PACIFIC PRIME WINES

91Fritz Haag 2015 Trocken Riesling, Mosel, Germany ($22)
Floral and silky with bright acidity, minerals and peach fruit; smooth and fresh, clean and long.
LOOSEN BROS. USA

92Fritz Haag 2015 Riesling, Mosel, Germany ($22)
Silky and lush with sweet stone fruit and citrus; minerals and spice; bright and juicy with crisp acidity; long and balanced.
LOOSEN BROS. USA

91Fritz Haag 2015 Riesling Kabinett Brauneberger, Mosel, Germany ($32)
Smooth, fresh and rich with tangy acidity and ripe citrus and stone fruit; long and deep.
LOOSEN BROS. USA

92Fritz Haag 2015 "J" Trocken Riesling Brauneberger, Mosel, Germany ($35)
Smooth peach nose; silky and tangy with juicy stone fruit and citrus; racy and balanced, long and elegant.
LOOSEN BROS. USA

93Fritz Haag 2015 Riesling Spätlese Brauneberger Juffer, Mosel, Germany ($38)
Bright and fresh with juicy, sweet peach and apricot fruit; luscious and long.
LOOSEN BROS. USA

92Fritz Haag 2015 Riesling Spätlese Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr, Mosel, Germany ($44)
Silky, fresh and juicy with ripe, sweet peach and apricot; creamy, dense and long.
LOOSEN BROS. USA

89Hope Estate 2014 Mountain Wash Estate Chardonnay, Hunter Valley, Australia ($14)
Smooth and ripe with creamy texture and bright acid structure; juicy, balanced and long.
WINESELLERS LTD

88J. Lohr 2015 Riverstone Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco, Monterey ($14)
Smooth and lush, clean and balanced; juicy and mellow with dense, ripe fruit; clean and pleasant.

88LaSerra 2015 Moscato d'Asti, Italy ($16)
Spritzy and smooth with sweet, spicy apple flavors; juicy and bright, tangy and long.
DALLA TERRA

92Maximin Grünhäuser 2015 Trocken Estate Riesling, Mosel, Germany ($22)
Silky and smooth; dry and lush with mineral notes; juicy apple and citrus fruit; subtle spice and depth, complex, balanced and long.
LOOSEN BROS.

91Maximin Grünhäuser 2015 Riesling Kabinett Herrenberg, Mosel, Germany ($34)
Dense and minerally with sweet, smooth citrus and peach; long and lush.
LOOSEN BROS.

94Maximin Grünhäuser 2015 Riesling Spätlese Abtsberg, Mosel, Germany ($45)
Smooth and lush with ripe, sweet peach fruit; rich, intense and creamy; long, elegant and generous.
LOOSEN BROS.

90Mercer Estates 2015 Chardonnay Reserve, Horse Heaven Hills ($29)
Silky and fresh with bright, smooth texture and crisp, juicy citrus and pear; balanced and clean, long and lifted.

88Mirassou 2015 Moscato, California ($9)
Slightly spritzy; clean, sweet and smooth with charming, ripe fruit and fresh, mellow flavors; long and
GALLO 

88Regaleali - Tasca d'Almerita 2015 Regaleali Bianco, Sicilia, Italy ($13)
Smooth and silky with fresh, juicy fruit and tangy acidity; ripe apple and quince; long and balanced. 39% Inzolia, 33% Grecanico, 19% Catarratto, 9% Chardonnay.
WINEBOW

90Robert Mondavi 2014 Chardonnay, Napa Valley ($20)
Smooth and fresh with juicy pear and citrus fruit; toasty oak and silky texture; long and balanced.
CONSTELLATION WINE U.S.

90Robert Mondavi 2015 50th Anniversary Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley ($20)
Smooth, clean and fresh with citrus and silky texture; balanced, bright and juicy; long and stylish.
CONSTELLATION WINE U.S.

88Santa Julia 2015 Chardonnay Reserva, Uco Valley, Mendoza ($13)
Lush and ripe with smooth texture and racy acidity; juicy, bright and long.
WINESELLERS LTD

90Schug Winery 2015 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($25)
Silky texture and ripe, generous fruit and bright acidity; long and fresh with balance and good length.

92Seifried Estate 2016 Old Coach Road Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson, New Zealand ($16)
Bright and juicy with tangy peach, passion fruit and racy citrus acidity; smooth and fresh, lively and balanced.
PACIFIC PRIME WINES

91Seifried Estate 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson, New Zealand ($18)
Lush and juicy with smooth texture and racy, fresh and spicy citrus and passion fruit; long and balanced.
PACIFIC PRIME WINES

89St. Urbans-Hof 2015 Urban Riesling, Nik Weis Selection, Mosel, Germany ($15)
Smooth and crisp with mineral notes and off-dry citrus fruit; silky and fresh with juicy flavors and a long, bright finish.

90Tierra y Mar 2014 Chardonnay, Chemin d'Or Cuvée, Russian River Valley ($25)
Smooth, crisp and bright with lively acidity and silky texture; juicy and fresh with bright style and good balance; long and generous.

91Tolosa 2014 " 1772 " Chardonnay, Edna Valley ($48)
Smooth, bright and juicy with vanilla oak notes; racy, fresh and long.

92Treana Winery 2014 Chardonnay, Central Coast ($24)
Rich golden color; smooth, rich and toasty with vanilla and ripe pear fruit; creamy and elegant with racy acidity and a long, deep finish.
HOPE FAMILY

88Villa Wolf 2015 Pinot Blanc, Pfalz, Germany ($12)
Smooth, bright and minerally with notes of melon and citrus; dry, clean and juicy; tangy and balanced.
LOOSEN BROS. USA

88Villa Wolf 2015 Pinot Gris, Pfalz, Germany ($12)
Smooth and racy with juicy citrus and minerals; clean, dry and juicy with ripe, rounded flavors; long and balanced.
LOOSEN BROS. USA

88Villa Wolf 2015 Dry Riesling, Pfalz, Germany ($12)
Smooth and mellow with fresh apple fruit and dry but rounded style; balanced and long.
LOOSEN BROS. USA

88Vinum Cellars 2015 "V" Chardonnay, Monterey ($14)
Smooth, ripe and juicy with smooth vanilla oak; mellow and balanced with ripe pear fruit and a mellow finish; long and creamy.
WINESELLERS, LTD.

89Wakefield Wines 2015 Pinot Gris, Clare Valley ($17)
Smooth and fresh with juicy, clean fruit; baked apple and pear, lively and balanced.
SEAVIEW IMPORTS

90Wakefield Wines 2015 Jaraman Chardonnay, Clare Valley,Adelaide Hills ($25)
Smooth and juicy with bright pear and tangy acidity; structured and lifted with hints of vanilla oak and spice; bright and fresh.
SEAVIEW IMPORTS

90Robert Weil 2015 Trocken Riesling, Rheingau, Germany ($20)
Juicy and fresh with smooth, dry apple and citrus; clean and racy, bright and long.
LOOSEN BROS. USA

91Robert Weil 2015 Tradition Riesling, Rheingau, Germany ($20)
Smooth, dry and juicy; tangy citrus and minerals; clean, racy and long.
LOOSEN BROS. USA

92Robert Weil 2015 Riesling Kabinett, Rheingau, Germany ($30)
Smooth and crisp with juicy citrus, tangy peach, minerals and a touch of sweetness; fresh, racy and long.
LOOSEN BROS. USA SUNTORY

92Robert Weil 2015 Riesling Trocken, Kiedricher, Rheingau, Germany ($38)
Smooth and lush with juicy apple fruit and minerals; elegant and tangy with dry but rounded style; silky and refined, long and balanced.
LOOSEN BROS. USA SUNTORY

88Wither Hills 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Wairau Valley-Marlborough, New Zealand ($14)
Crisp gooseberry and spice with fresh, clean bright style; minerally and tangy; long and juicy.
DISTINGUISHED VINEYARDS & WINE PARTNERS WITHER HILLS

91Wither Hills 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Single Vineyard, Rarangi, Marlborough, New Zealand ($25)
Smooth and bright with lemongrass, lime and racy acidity; juicy, spicy and showing lush texture and smooth minerals; crisp, balanced and long.
DISTINGUISHED VINEYARDS & WINE PARTNERS 

90Wittmann 2015 Riesling, 100 Hills, Rheinhessen, Germany ($18)
Juicy and dry with racy citrus and bright acidity; silky and minerally with balance and finesse. Biodynamic.
LOOSEN BROS. USA

91Wittmann 2015 Trocken Riesling , Rheinhessen, Germany ($25)
Juicy and dry with tangy apple and citrus fruit; racy, crisp and long; fresh and balanced. Biodynamic. TWISTY
LOOSEN BROS. USA

95Wittmann 2015 Riesling Morstein, Rheinhessen, Germany ($92)
Golden color; lush peach nose; smooth, dry and elegant with bright peach fruit and rich minerals; ripe and complex with finesse and fine length. Biodynamic.
DR. LOOSEN

93Arrowood 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Cross Vineyard, Knights Valley ($35)
Dark and dense, smooth and rich; deep, intense and luscious; ripe blackberry and cherry; notes of licorice, toasted oak and spice; lovely texture and length.
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

91Atze's Corner Wines 2015 GSM, Estate, Barossa Valley ($20)
Ripe berry fruit and juicy style; bright and tangy, fresh and spicy; long and exuberant, smooth and long. Grenache 60%, Shiraz 35%, Mourvedre 5% TWISTY

90Baileyana 2014 Pinot Noir, Firepeak, Estate, Edna Valley ($33)
Smooth, dense with ripe cherry and spice; silky texture and bright acidity; balanced and long. TWISTY
NIVEN FAMILY WINE ESTATES

97Beringer Vineyards 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Private Reserve, Napa Valley ($170)
Dark and luscious with smooth texture and black plum with cassis and notes of spice, chocolate and earth; stunning depth and complexity; magnificent now, but give it a few years and you will see how great California Cabernet can be.
TREASURY WINE ESTATES

92Black Kite Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Kite's Rest Vineyard, Anderson Valley ($50)
Ripe and lush with smooth texture and rich cherry fruit; mellow, deep and savory with lovely depth and finesse; long and balanced.

92Black Kite Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Sierra Mar Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ($50)
Silky and fresh with bright, ripe cherry fruit; juicy and smooth with hints of toasty oak and spice; fresh and charming.

92Black Kite Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Redwoods' Edge Vineyard, Anderson Valley ($60)
Smooth and lush, dense and ripe cherry fruit with velvety texture; elegant and savory with deep, rich style; balanced and long.

92Black Kite Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Stony Terrace Block, Anderson Valley ($60)
Silky and smooth with ripe, dense black cherry and blackberry fruit; rich, generous and luscious; deep, balanced and long.

92Black Kite Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, River Turn Vineyard, Anderson Valley ($60)
Silky and juicy with rich black cherry and savory notes; deep, lush and balanced; ripe and long.

89Bodegas Añadas 2015 Care Cariñena ($10)
Smooth and lush with ripe boysenberry and plum; juicy, fresh and balanced; seamless and lovely with remarkable depth for wuch an inexpensive wine. Garnacha, Syrah .
CURIOUS CORK IMPORTERS, LLC.

89Bonterra Vineyards 2014 Zinfandel, Organic, Mendocino ($16)
Silky and smooth with fresh blueberry and spice; juicy and clean, tangy and balanced; bright, lush and long. Organic.

90Chalk Hill 2013 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($48)
Smooth and deep with dried cherry and spice; lush and dense, balanced and long.
FOLEY FAMILY WINES FOLEY FAMILY WINES

88Chronic Cellars 2015 Purple Paradise, Paso Robles ($15)
Smooth and juicy with bright berry fruit; silky, clean and fresh. 68% Zinfandel, 18% Petite Sirah, 8% Grenache, 6% Syrah
WX/WINERY EXCHANGE

88Chronic Cellars 2015 Suite petite, Paso Robles ($15)
Dark and smooth with dense berry fruit and tangy acidity; clean and fresh, lively and long; incredibly ugly label. 86% Petite Sirah, 14% Syrah.
WX/WINERY EXCHANGE

90Chronic Cellars 2015 Sofa King, Paso Robles ($20)
Smooth, balanced and juicy with bright berry fruit and good balance; it's difficult to take this wine seriously with this ugly label. 13% Petite Sirah, 52% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 7% Mourvedre, 3% Tannat
WX/WINERY EXCHANGE

90Chronic Cellars 2015 Dead Nuts, Paso Robles ($24)
Juicy and showing blackberry and cassis fruit; floral, smooth and long; another horrible label. 81 % Zinfandel ,13% Tempranillo, 6% Petite Sirah,

91Clos Henri 2012 Pinot Noir, Marlborough ($33)
Silky and bright with fresh cherry fruit and floral notes; juicy and clean, long and balanced; elegant and smooth.
GRAPE EXPECTATIONS

90Donnafugata 2011 Tancredi, Sicily ($40)
Dark and dense with edgy, earthy flavors and juicy plum and blackberry; deep, intense and rich; smooth and generous. Cabernet Sauv. Nero d'Avola, Tannat
FOLIO FINE WINE PARTNERS

93Donnafugata 2011 Mille e una Notte, Sicily ($80)
Smooth and juicy with depth and elegant flavors of plum, spice and blackberry; silky texture and generous style; long and fresh. Nero d'Avola, Petit Verdot, Syrah
FOLIO FINE WINE PARTNERS

92Dry Creek Vineyard 2014 Zinfandel, Old Vine Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley ($32)
Smooth, lush and juicy with blackberry, boysenberry and peppery spice; made from vineyards that average more than 95-years of age; rich, bright and tangy; long and charming. 78% Zinfandel, 19% Petite Sirah, 3% Carignane.

93Flora Springs 2014 Trilogy, Napa Valley ($80)
Smooth and ripe with lush, juicy plum and cassis; juicy and intense with lovely balance and finesse; notes of sweet vanilla oak and spice. 86% Cab Sauv., 8% Malbec, 6% PV

94Freemark Abbey 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Bosche Vineyard, Rutherford, Napa Valley ($150)
Smooth and juicy with generous plum and berry fruit; lush texture and rich, intense flavors with style and depth; long and balanced.
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

88Georges Duboeuf 2016 Gamay Beaujolais Nouveau, France ($12)
Smooth, dense and dark with juicy cherry, black raspberry and spice; tangy and long.
QUINTESSENTIAL

89Georges Duboeuf 2016 Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau, France ($13)
Smooth, dense and juicy with ripe black raspberry and spice; lush and balanced with a long, ripe finish.
QUINTESSENTIAL

89Gran Passione 2015 Veneto, Italy ($13)
Dark and lush with juicy berry fruit; silky and rich with clean, balanced style; rich, fresh and seamless; long and bright, dense and charming. 60% Merlot, 40% Corvina.
WINESELLERS, LTD.

90Hearst Ranch Winery 2014 Randolph, Paso Robles ($25)
Bright cherry and pomegranate fruit; crisp and silky, juicy and smooth; fresh and balanced; long. 50% Tempranillo, 28% Petit Verdot, 22% Zinfandel.

88Hope Estate 2014 Basalt Block Shiraz, Hunter Valley ($14)
Juicy and smooth with bright tangy berry fruit; fresh and spicy, long and bright with balance and style. TWISTY
WINESELLERS LTD

90Hope Estate 2013 The Ripper Shiraz,  Geographe, Western Australia ($18)
Silky and lush with ripe black raspberry and spice; smooth and juicy with depth and ripe berry fruit; earthy, spicy and long; dense and stylish
WINESELLERS LTD

89Jamieson Ranch Vineyards 2015 Whiplash, California ($15)
Smooth and dense with spice, blackberry and plum; lush and juicy, rich and balanced, long and fresh.

88Joseph Drouhin 2016 Beaujolais Nouveau, Fraqnce  ($11.50)
Silky and tangy with bright raspberry and peppery spice; smooth and juicy; fresh and charming. Gamay
DREYFUS ASHBY

89Kirkland Signature 2014 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ($15)
Silky and bright with silky texture and red cherry fruit; fresh, balanced and showing hints of toasted oak; mellow and smooth with bright, racy acidity.
COSTCO

88Layer Cake 2014 Shiraz, South Australia ($16)
Another Jason Woodbridge import, this time from South Australia; dark and deep with ripe blackberry, cassis and spice; balanced and long.
ONE TRUE VINE 

91Maimai Vineyards Ltd 2013 Right Bank, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand ($20)
Juicy, bright plum, silky texture, tangy and bright; long, fresh and balanced. 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
PACIFIC PRIME WINES

90Meiomi 2015 Pinot Noir, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Sonoma ($25)
Smooth, lush and juicy with smooth cherry, spice and juicy fruit; toasted oak and good balance.

90Mercer Estates 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve, Horse Heaven Hills ($42)
Dark and smooth; lush, ripe and juicy with balance and deep berry fruit; rich and dense, long and intense. 84% Cab Sauv., 16% Malbec.

91Mercer Estates 2014 Reserve - Cavalie, Horse Heaven Hills ($42)
Toasty and smooth with ripe plum and blackberry; dense and rich with spice and good balance; tangy and long. 63% Merlot, 25% Cab Sauv., 12% Malbec .

92Mercer Estates 2014 Syrah Reserve, Horse Heaven Hills ($42)
Dark and dense with rich berry fruit and smooth, velvety texture; dense, ripe and lush with spice and intense fruit; deep and long.

91Mercer Estates 2014 Reserve - Ode to Brothers, Horse Heaven Hills ($42)
A smooth GSM with mellow berry fruit and soft spice; juicy, balanced and fresh; long and bright. 39% Syrah,36 Mourvedre, 25% Grenache.

92Migration 2014 Pinot Noir, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($68)
Smooth, lush and spicy with cherry fruit and silky texture; juicy and bright with deep flavors of soil and terroir; balanced and long.
DUCKHORN WINE COMPANY

93Migration 2014 Pinot Noir, Running Creek Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($68)
Silky and elegant, smooth and juicy with ripe cherry and cola; tangy, balanced and complex with lovely style and finesse.
DUCKHORN WINE COMPANY

93Migration 2014 Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley ($68)
Silky and smooth with elegant cherry fruit and hints of vanilla oak; juicy and fresh with bright acidity and lovely balance; a great wine from a great vineyard.
DUCKHORN WINE COMPANY

90Mr. Riggs 2014 The Bolter Shiraz,  South Australia ($16)
Dark, smooth and spicy with lush blackberry, cherry and blueberry; lush and long.
THE WINE TREES USA

90Murphy-Goode Winery 2013 All In Claret, Alexander Valley ($24)
Dark, smooth and bright with tangy plum, spice and earth; rich, meaty and balanced. 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot.
JACKSON FAMILY ESTATES

90Murphy-Goode Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley ($28)
Smooth and toasty with deep black plum and soft herbs; rich and balanced, long and dense.
JACKSON FAMILY ESTATES

91Murphy-Goode Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Terra A Lago, Alexander Valley ($40)
Smooth and lush with dense plum, blackberry and cassis fruit; silky and bright with smooth fruit and notes of earth and spice; balanced and long.
JACKSON FAMILY ESTATES

92Murphy-Goode Winery 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Single Deck, Alexander Valley ($45)
Smooth and lush with juicy cassis and plum with toasty sweet oak; ripe and deep with density and rich flavors; balanced and long.
JACKSON FAMILY ESTATES

88Nieto Senetiner 2014 Blend Collection, Mendoza ($15)
Dark and juicy with smooth texture and ripe plum fruit; dense, minerally and juicy; long and balanced. Malbec 60%, Cabernet Franc 40%.
FOLEY FAMILY WINES

92Panther Creek Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, Kalita Vineyard, Willamette Valley ($50)
Smooth and lush with juicy, tangy cherry fruit and bright oak; lively and balanced with silky texture and elegant style.
BACCHUS WINEWORKS

91Paraduxx 2013 Candlestick, Napa Valley ($55)
Dark and silky with juicy blackberry and tangy acidity; fresh, racy and long. 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah.
DUCKHORN WINE COMPANY

92Ravenswood 2014 Zinfandel, Big River Vineyard, Sonoma Valley ($37)
Smooth and deep with spice and dense berry fruit; toasty, rich and balanced; long and layered.
CONSTELLATION WINE U.S

94Ravenswood 2014 Zinfandel, Dickerson Vineyard, Sonoma Valley ($37)
Smooth and lush with hints of mint and rich vanilla; bright and juicy with exquisite berry fruit and spice; deep, rich and balanced.
CONSTELLATION WINE U.S.

93Ravenswood 2014 Zinfandel, Old Hill Vineyard, Sonoma Valley ($60)
Silky texture with ripe blackberry and cassis; rich and spicy with intensity and depth; lush and generous; balanced and complex.
CONSTELLATION WINE U.S.

88Regaleali - Tasca d'Almerita 2014 Nero d'Avola, Sicilia ($13)
Smooth and bright with ripe blackberry and spice; fresh, juicy and dense with hints of earth; lush and balanced, long and rich.
WINEBOW

90Regaleali - Tasca d'Almerita 2014 Nero d'Avola, Lamuri, Sicilia ($20)
Lush and dense with meaty, rich blackberry and spice; licorice and deep fruit flavors; good structure and long finish.
WINEBOW

93Renwood Winery 2014 Zinfandel, Premier Old Vine Zinfandel, Amador ($20)
Lush and smooth with ripe blackberry and spice; ripe and juicy with clean, racy fruit; hints of vanilla oak and mocha finish the package. 85% Zinfandel, 6% Petit Sirah, 5% Barbera, 4% Syrah

88Rutherford Wine Company 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Predator, California ($15)
Deep toasted oak nose with hints of vanilla; smooth, ripe and rich with juicy fruit and intense plum and cassis; lush and balanced, long and deep. 84% Cab Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Other Dry Red
RUTHERFORD WINE COMPANY

88Santa Julia 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Uco Valley, Mendoza ($13)
Smooth and silky with ripe plum and juicy style; dense and rich with spice and balance; fresh and lush, long and stylish.
WINESELLERS LTD.

92Saucelito Canyon 2014 Zinfandel, Limited Drought Bottling, Saucelito Canyon Estate, Arroyo Grande Valley ($35)
Silky and bright with juicy blackberry fruit and racy acidity; fresh and tangy with spice and exuberant style; long and generous.

90Seresin Estate 2013 Leah Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand ($30)
Pale and silky with bright acidity and red cherry fruit; racy and juicy with lively style and good length.
THE SORTING TABLE

90Siduri 2015 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley ($30)
Smooth and spicy with juicy. tangy and racy cherry fruit; fresh and bright, long and balanced.

91Siduri 2015 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($35)
Juicy and smooth with deep color and bright black cherry and spice; tangy and long.

91Sinor-La Vallee 2014 Syrah, Bassi Ranch, San Luis Obispo ($28)
Deep color; smooth, rich and spicy; tangy, fresh and juicy with ripe berries and good length.

90Sobon Estate 2014 Barbera, Estate, Amador ($24)
Smooth, ripe and juicy with mature blackberry and cherry fruit; bright and tangy with depth and a lovely long finish.

91Stephen Ross Wine Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Stone Corral Vineyard, Edna Valley ($52)
Juicy and silky with lush, earthy style and tangy cherry; smooth, balanced and long..

90Talley Vineyards 2014 Estate Pinot Noir, Arroyo Grande Valley ($36)
Smooth and juicy with bright cherry fruit, some notes of earth and tangy acidity; silky and bright, fresh and balanced.

91Talley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Stone Corral Vineyard, Edna Valley ($58)
Juicy and ripe with silky cherry and tangy, racy acidity; toasty with vanilla and savory notes; bright, balanced and long.

93Talley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, East Rincon Vineyard, Arroyo Grande Valley ($64)
Bright ruby color; smooth and velvety with ripe red cherry and sweet oak; lush and juicy with depth and style: long and lovely. Sustainable.

93Talley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Rincon Vineyard, Arroyo Grande Valley ($64)
Smooth and lush with velvety texture and dense cherry fruit; ripe, juicy and intense; rich and balanced, long and stylish.

94Talley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Rosémary Vineyard, Arroyo Grande Valley ($75)
smooth, dense and elegant with lush cherry fruit; juicy and tangy with bright acidity and lovely balance; long, stylish and lovely; sustainable.

91Tenuta di Arceno 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva, Italy ($25)
Juicy and bright with silky texture and lively, clean, juicy raspberry fruit; fresh and snappy, balanced and long. 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon .
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

92Tenuta di Arceno 2010 Strada al Sasso Chianti Classico Riserva, Italy ($35)
Smooth and lush with juicy fruit and mature berries; rich, ripe and balanced, elegant and long. 100% Sangiovese
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

94Tenuta di Arceno 2011 Valadorna, Tuscany IGT, Italy ($80)
Lush berry nose; smooth and rich with juicy berry fruit and also showing notes of vanilla oak and spice; balanced and ripe, long and elegant. 60% Merlot, 25% Cab Sauvignon, 15% Cab Franc.
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

95Tenuta di Arceno 2011  Arcanum, Tuscany IGT, Italy ($100)
Smooth, rich nose; lush, ripe style with juicy Tuscan fruit; toasty, elegant fruit with silky vanilla oak; intense, balanced and complex with lush style. 14% Merlot, 7% Cab Sauvignon, 77% Cab Franc, 2% Petit Verdot .
JACKSON FAMILY WINES

92The Prisoner Wine Company 2015 The Prisoner, Napa Valley ($47)
Orin Swift's eclectic blend of five varieties has become something of a cult wine; it is smooth, rich and lush; ripe blackberry, cherry and spice with smooth vanilla oak, excellent balance and a long finish. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah, Syrah, Charbono.
CONSTELLATION WINE U.S.

91Tierra y Mar 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley ($26)
Dark and smooth with black plum, blackberry and spice; fresh and dense with juicy fruit and clean flavors; balanced and long.

88Tortoise Creek Wines 2014 The Chelonian Zinfandel, Lodi ($12)
Smooth and ripe with blackberry, spice and vanilla; clean, rich, balanced and long.
WINESELLERS LTD.

88Tortoise Creek Wines 2015 Pinot Noir, Mission Grove, California ($12)
Silky and smooth with notes of cherry and earth; savory and balanced, racy and fresh with good length.
WINESELLERS LTD.

92Treana Winery 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($30)
Smooth and juicy with ripe plum and toasted oak; lush, generous and rich; supple and bright with vanilla and spice notes; long and balanced. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Syrah.
HOPE FAMILY WINES

89Vietti 2014  Tre Vigne, Barbera d'Asti, Italy ($17)
Smooth texture and juicy blackberry and cassis fruit; racy and fresh, balanced and long; bright and tangy.
DALLA TERRA

92Vietti 2012 Castiglione, Barolo, Italy ($52)
Silky and bright with depth and serious balance; long and showing racy fruit and finesse; a classic Barolo at a killer price.
DALLA TERRA

88Vinum Cellars 2015 V Pinot Noir, Monterey ($14)
Smooth and lush with ripe cherry and earthy notes; savory and dense, long and intense. TWISTY
WINESELLERS, LTD.

90Vinum Cellars 2014 The Insider Cabernet Sauvignon,  Paso Robles ($18)
Smooth and lush with dense plum, blackberry and cassis fruit; lush and balanced; long and earthy.
WINESELLERS, LTD.

92Wakefield Wines 2015 Merlot, Clare Valley ($17)
Juicy and bright with blackberry fruit and tangy, fresh style; lively, crisp and long with loads of fruit and charm; balanced and long.
SEAVIEW IMPORTS

91Wakefield Wines 2014 Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley, Coonawarra ($30)
Minty and ripe with silky texture and plenty of spice; smooth and juicy with balance and long, tangy finish. TWISTY
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