September 2018 – Notes

2017 Bisci Marche Verdicchio
faint yellow, in color. white peach, crisp green apple, lime, apricot. fresh, tart, good acid, on the finish. $20
2017 Speziale Fratelli Alessandria Pelaverga
light ruby, in color. strawberry patch, red cherry, fresh fruit, candies fruit, pepper, thyme, rosemary. light body. bold acid, on a fresh fruit finish. $20
2017 Lexicon Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
light yellow, in color. herbaceous, grapefruit, gooseberry, lime, passion fruit, lemongrass. vibrant acid, ending in a citrus peel finish. $16
2017 Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
pale, bright, in color. grapefruit, gooseberry, melon, lime, grass, herbs. plenty of acid, across this citrus zest finish. $14
2017 Hippolyte Reverdy Loire Valley Sancerre
light yellow, in color. lemon, grapefruit, lime, white peach, citrus peel, mineral. dry. moderate acid, on a citrus zest finish. $22
2017 Kim Crawford Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
pale, bright, in color. white flowers, lime, grapefruit, mango, lemongrass. sharp acidity, on a crisp grapefruit finish. $14
2015 Sante Arcangeli Pinot Noir
ruby red, bright, in color. rose petal potpourri, cherry, pomegranate, turned forest floor, mineral, savory. string of evolving flavors deliver throughout the finish. $34
2017 Birichino Vin Gris Rose
coral, in color. rose, strawberry, peach, citrus, herbs, aromas. Cherry, strawberry, spice, on the palate. acid driven, hint of white pepper, on the finish. $16
2016 Left Bend Winery Chardonnay Gali Vineyard
golden straw, star bright, in color. immediate excitement of yellow apple, pear, pineapple, aromas. lemon, vanilla, tropical fruits, entice the palate. lively acid, pineapple fulfill this long finish. $34
2017 Left Bend Winery Riesling Redwing Vineyard
pale, star bright, in the color. succulent yellow flowers, yellow pear, hand soap, on the nose. yellow apple, fresh apricot, with a touch of sweetness, fill the taste. avid acid, on a lasting finish. $27
2017 Ayres Vineyard Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir
ruby red, bright, in color. violets, raspberry, cherry, blackberry, licorice, garrigue, leather, spice. $18
2016 La Cabotte Cotes du Rhone Syrah
ruby red, in color. violets, cherry, raspberry, leather, spice, pepper, coffee. dry, mild acidity, rush of warmth, on the finish. $20

August 2018 – Notes

2016 Raul Perez Ultreia Mencia
deep ruby red, in color. plum, raspberry, black currants, spices, black pepper, black licorice. lively acid, lasting licorice finish. $26
2017 Storrs Chardonnay
light straw, starbright, in color. pineapple, mango, pear, lemon, citrus peel. bright acid, on a long finish. $25
2014 Skylark North Coast Red Belly
ruby red, in color. lavender, plum, cherry, chocolate, licorice, herbs, garrigue. soft palate, noticeable tannins. $24
2017 Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone Syrah
freshly cut violets, plum, blueberry, blackberry, spices, black pepper, coffee, garrique. juicy blueberry, on a dry, astringent finish. $16
2016 Steinschaden Kamptal Grüner Veltliner
straw, in color. citrus blossom, grapefruit, white peach, crisp green apple, white pepper. abundant acid, on a dry finish. $16
2014 Left Bend Camel Hill Cabernet Franc
brilliant ruby, in color. green bell pepper, raspberry, black currants, licorice, spices, mineral. lasting finish. $38