January 2019 – Notes

2015 Don Michele Moganazzi Etna Nerello Mascalese
ruby red, in color. blackberry, dark cherry, earth, oregano, herbs, mineral. fine grained tannins, on a acidic finish. $28
2015 Klinker Brick Lodi Zinfandel
ruby red, in color. cranberry, raspberry, cherry, milk chocolate, spice, pepper. soft palate, mild acid on a cherry chocolate finish. $17
2017 Jakob Schneider Niederhauser Weingut Nahe Riesling
light gold, in color. lemon, pear, lime, mineral, petrol. dry & a sweet finish. $30
2015 Meurgey Perron Bourgogne Chardonnay
light blonde, in color. lemon, yellow apple, lime, mineral. vibrant acid. $26
2010 Clayhouse Red Cedar Vineyard Petite Sirah
dark red, purple, in color. blackberry, plum, white pepper, savory, smoke. chewy tannins. $24
2016 Ridge Vineyards Guadagni Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
expressive ruby, in color. currant, blackberry, raspberry, anise, clove, vanilla. full body, fine tannins, long finish. $32
2010 Olivier Hillaire Rhone valley Grenache
dark ruby red, in color. initial aroma of fresh berries. blackberry, black cherry, black pepper, savory, herbs, roast, leather. the acid knits with the grippy tannins. savory finish. $39
2012 Seghesio Ars Vineyard Langhe Rosso
light garnet, in color. cherry, dark plum, leather, tar, mushroom. abundant acid, fine tannins. $30
2015 Catena Mendoza Malbec
deep ruby, in color. blackberry, plum, dark cherry, pepper. soft tannins. strawberry jam finish. $16
2016 Tablas Creek Adelaida District Grenache
bright, light ruby, in color. strawberry, roasted plum, raspberry, herbs, black pepper, leather. lively acid, on a lasting finish. $36
2016 Becker Landgraf Rheinhessen Riesling
light gold, in color. initial aroma of that classic petrol. honeysuckle, lemon, lime, peach, oyster shell, mineral, citrus peel. hidden mango, appears on the palate. juicy, tangy citrus, finish. $22
2016 Domaine Barat Chablis Chardonnay
light yellow, green reflections, in the color. yellow apple, lemon, citrus peel, mineral. full body, with a silky finish. $20
2015 Cristom Mt Jefferson Pinot Noir
medium ruby, in color. cranberry, raspberry, citrus peel, spice, chocolate, mineral. firm tannins, on a tangy finish. $32
2014 Lateral Napa Valley
dark red, in color. rose, dark cherry, plum, warm earth, cedar, pencil lead. rich, delicious, lasting finish. $36
NV Gruet Winery New Mexico Sparkling Rose
salmon, in color. strawberry, herbal. tangy acid finish. $22
2016 La Fiera Montepulciano Abruzzi
ruby red, magenta hues, in color. fresh & youthful aromas. violets, raspberry, plum, pepper, spice, packed dirt. $10
2016 Rusack Santa Barbara Sauvignon Blanc
pale, in color. bonquet of yellow & white flowers, peach, grapefruit, clementines, herbaceous, grassy. tangy acid, on a sweet finish. $22
2016 Ridge Vineyards Pagani Ranch Zinfandel
deep ruby, in color. dark cherry, raspberry, plum, pepper, spice, chocolate, dusty, mineral. dry, sweet fruit finish. $40