April 2018 – Notes

2013 Black Stallion Zinfandel
ruby, in color. cranberry, cherry, raspberry, boysenberry, pepper, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice. juicy finish with subtle tannins. $39
2014 Ridge Syrah-Grenache-Mataro
deep ruby, in color. initial aroma, magical. violets, dark cherry, blackberry, raspberry, dark chocolate nibs, hillside dirt path. rich finish. $33
2016 Ojai Vineyard Roll Ranch Viognier
light straw, in color. perfume, yellow flowers, honeysuckle, yellow peach, apricot, spice. $23
2015 Francis Coppola Black Label Claret
ruby, in color. violets, currant, cherry, blackberry, anise, earth, espresso, vanilla. $21
2016 Jean Louis Dutraive Fleurie
light red, in color. cherry, raspberry, mineral, smoke. fresh, young, with a raspberry finish. $31
2013 Ridge York Creek Mill Block Zinfandel
deep ruby, in color. a collection of fruit, raspberry, cranberry, black plum, cherry, pepper, spice, citrus peel, clove. lively acid, on the finish. $30
2016 Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre
light straw, in color. lime, lemon pith, citrus peel, mineral, herbaceous, freshly cut grass. razor sharp acidity, on a crisp lime finish. $30
2015 Domaine Didier Delagrange Bourgogne Chardonnay
light straw, in color. citrus blossom, yellow apple, pear, lemon pith, chalk dust, citrus peel, mineral. lively acid, on the finish. $26

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