March 2018 – Notes

NV Baron Fuente “Esprit” Blanc de Blancs Champagne
lemon, pear, almond, toast, chalk, mineral. creamy finish. $40
2017 Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg Rose Austrian
blend of Zweigelt and St. Laurent. salmon, in color. strawberry, juicy raspberry, mineral. fresh aromas, in each glass. $18
2007 Chateau Moutin Graves
deep garnet, in color. violets, black cherry, currant, tobacco, herbal, pencil box, mineral. $32
2015 Chappellet Winery Napa Valley Chardonnay
golden straw, in color. white flowers, golden apple, pear, pineapple, brioche, vanilla, nutmeg, baking spices. beautiful nose. $29
2014 Ridge Vineyards Lytton East Hills
dark ruby, opaque, in color. black cherry, plum, blackberry, chocolate, spice, earth. med+ acid, on a lasting finish. $37
2014 Kilikanoon Winery Clare Valley Riesling
light straw, in color. lime, tangerine, lemon zest, white pepper, white pepper and that distinctive synthetic aroma. crisp finish. $13
2008 Peter Michael L’Apres Midi
Sauvignon Blanc. light straw, in color. melon, grapefruit, lime, stone fruit, lemon grass, citrus peel, mineral. zesty finish. $36
2003 Paul Hobbswinery Richard Dinner Chardonnay
golden straw, in color. lemon, pineapple, mango, caramel, oak. $32

February 2018 – Notes

2014 Eric Kent Atoosas Vineyard Syrah
deep ruby, in color. blackberry, raspberry, savory, roasted, black pepper, licorice, leather. $37
2015 Black Stallion Carneros Chardonnay
light straw, in color. white flowers, pineapple, lemon, vanilla, nutmeg, butter, citrus zest. $40
2017 Left Bend FizNat Sparkling Rose of Syrah
grapefruit, guava, citrus peel. bright, fresh and a lot of fizz. $28
2015 MacMurray Ranch RRV Pinot Noir
lavender, raspberry, dark cherry, boysenberry, crushed pepper, leather, vanilla. $25
2013 Wirra Wirra McLaren Vale Church Block Cab/Syrah/Merlot
ruby, in color. blackberry, currants, blueberry, pepper, eucalyptus, leather, dry, astringent finish. $18
2016 Ludwig Neumayer Traisental Gruner Veltliner
white flowers, celery, peach, grapefruit, lime, mineral. herbal, mouth watering finish. $22
2016 Ledge Vineyards Paso Robles Grenache Blanc
white flowers, honeydew, apricot, peach, mineral. medium acid, on the finish. $25
2016 Le Raisin à Plume Patis des Rosiers Gamay
natural wine. medium ruby, in color. sour strawberry, cranberry, juicy. hollow mid palate. $21
2014 Heitz Cellar Napa Valley Grignolino
pale ruby, in color. geranium, leafy, sour cherry, strawberry, white pepper. strong acid, on a tannic finish. $20
2015 Palacios Remondo Rioja La Vendimia Grenache
crimson red, in color. raspberry, cherry, earth, spice, licorice. sour fruit, bright finish. $16
2014 Mendel Wines Malbec
deep ruby, in color. violets, cherry, blackberry, raspberry, black pepper, spice, vanillla. $24