June 2018 – Notes

2015 AJ Adam ImPfarrgarten Riesling
bright, light yellow, in color. white & orange flowers. yellow apple, lychee, mandarin, lemon, petrol. dry, with a tangerine peel, finish. $28
2013 Domainedes Genets Vacqueyras
bright, ruby, orange rim, in color. savory, raspberry, currants, white pepper, beef jerky, herbs, coffee, worn leather, tar. complex savory finish. $18
2016 Deusa Nai Rias Baixas Albarino
pale gold, in color. perfume of honeysuckle & orange flowers. peach, apricot, sliced red apple, lemon, mineral. everlasting peach, on a sharp acidity finish. $15
2016 Torbreck Barossa Valley Semillon
light gold, in color. lime, lemon, peach, pineapple, wax, mineral. fresh fruit finish. $15
2007 Chateau Moutin Graves
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. dark garnet, in color. black currants, cherry, plum, pencil lead, tobacco leaf, crushed stone, mineral, vanilla. elegant body. lasting tannins, on the finish. $32
2016 Bodegas Muga Rioja Rose
bright, light pink, in color. rose petals, strawberry, cherry, tangy citrus, peach, mineral. crisp, lively acidity, on the finish. $14
2014 Comartin Cellars Ballard Canyon Grenache
ruby, in color. rose, raspberry, cherry, red plum, nutmeg, baking spices, vanilla. tart cherry finish. $30
2016 Olema Wines Sonoma Chardonnay
light golden straw, in color. white flowers, ripe pear, yellow apple, pineapple, banana purée, citrus, vanilla, clove, cinnamon, toast. creamy, tropical fruit finish. $17
2017 Domaine Tempier Bandol
salmon pink, in color. cherry, raspberry, melon, citrus, peach, spice. tangy strawberry. $38
NV J.Charpentier Blanc de Blancs Brut
light straw, in color. fruit blossoms, citrus pith, baked bread, mineral. rich & lasting finish. $39

May 2018 – Notes

2016 Ridge Buchignani Ranch Carignane
remarkable purple, ruby, in color. raspberry, cherry, plum, milk chocolate. reminds me of early morning walks through the forest, fresh and rich aromas. $31
2016 Francis Blanchet Cuvée Silice Pouilly Fume
pale straw, in color. peach, meyer lemon, lime, papaya, white pepper, flint, mineral. creamy, lasting finish. $23
2004 Chassenay d’Arce Blanc de Blancs Brut
scattered fine bubbles. medium yellow, in color. brioche, biscuits, baked bread, lemon. creamy and yeasty finish. $38
2014 Cuvée Miss Armande Monthelie Douhairet Porcheret Chardonnay
golden, in color. apple blossom, meyer lemon, pear, white mushrooms, beeswax. $35
2016 MAN Vintners South Africa Chenin Blanc
star bright, straw, in color. white flowers, herbs, melon, lemon, apricot, pepper, mineral. mouth watering finish. $10
2016 Left Bend Gail Vineyard Chardonnay
light yellow, in color. white flowers, pear, yellow apple, vanilla, mineral, slight trace of butter and oak on the finish. $36
2016 Clementine Carter Grenache
light magenta, in color. raspberry, strawberry, white pepper, instant coffee, leather. tangy fruit on a warm finish. $25