May 2016 Notes

Nine wines sampled this month, new find, the 2011 Andrew Rich Roussanne.

2015 Husch Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2015 Husch Vineyards Chenin Blanc
light straw. floral, honey, apricot, lemon, nuts. acid: med+ $12
2013 Ortas Rasteau 2013 Ortas Rasteau
dark ruby. strawberry, raspberry, earth, tar, leather, coffee, leather, spice. $18
2014 Hahn SLH Pinot Noir 2014 Hahn SLH Pinot Noir
crimson. cherry filling, raspberry, fresh earth, cinnamon stick. $22
2013 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir 2013 Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir
ruby. dark cherry, raspberry, herbal, milk chocolate. tangy acid. $25
2014 Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris 2014 Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris
golden straw.honeysuckle, banana, lychee, lemon, citrus peel. sharp acid $18
2011 Proprieta Sperino Uvaggio 2011 Proprieta Sperino Uvaggio
ruby. sour cherry, leather, earth, wood planks, grilled herbs. $30
2014 Calera Winery Central Coast Chardonnay 2014 Calera Winery Central Coast Chardonnay
floral, tropical fruit, lemon, citrus peel, butter, vanilla acid: m+$18
2013 ByronWinery SMV Pinot Noir 2013 Byron Winery SMV Pinot Noir
ruby color. sweet dark cherry, raspberry, rose, herbal, savory spice acid: med+ $22
2011 AndrewRich Roussanne 2011 Andrew Rich Roussanne
light straw color. floral, pear, yellow apple, citrus, minerals, honey. acid: med+ $17

March 2016 Notes

Nineteen wines sampled this month, with the new find, the 2014 Domaine Andre Vatan Sancerre.

2013 Stephen Vincent Sonoma Chardonnay 2013 Stephen Vincent Sonoma Chardonnay
golden. banana, mango, lemon zest, butter, toast, cinnamon. med+ acid. $12
2010 Cantine Ascheri Barolo 2010 Cantine Ascheri Barolo
cherry, plum, roses, red licorice, tea, tar, spice. med+ acid. structured tannins. $26
2007 Acacia Vineyard PinotNoir 2007 Acacia Vineyard Pinot Noir
ruby. raspberry, blackberry, dark cherry, earth. flavors keep developing. med. acid. $21
2011 JLohr GSM 2011 JLohr Gesture GSM
inky color. lavender, blackberry, plum, raspberry, pepper, fresh soil, cedar. med+ acid. $28
2012-GrgichHills-NapaValley-Chardonnay 2012 Grgich Hills Napa Valley Chardonnay
straw. banana, green apple, citrus, clove, spices, butterscotch. med+ acid. $29
2014-LesVins-de-Vienne-Viognier 2014 Les Vins de Vienne Viognier
straw color. orange flowers, apricot, pear, lemon, hint of RS, honey. acid: med $23
2013-CaleraWinery-Viognier 2013 Calera Winery Viognier
straw color. apricot, peach, pear, honey, smoky, lemon candy, hazelnut. med+ acid. $24
2003-Dehlinger-Syrah 2003 Dehlinger Syrah
ruby color. earth, sage, smoke essence, game, earth, dark cherry, blackberry, spice. $28
2008-ChateauLaCaminade-Cahors 2008 Chateau La Caminade Cahors
deep ruby color. tart cherries, blackberry, oak, dark chocolate, cedar. $20
2009-Podere-Sapaio-Bolgheri-Volpolo 2009 Podere Sapaio Bolgheri Volpolo
ruby red. black plum, cherry, earth, smoky meats, spices, dark chocolate. med: acid. $33
2012-Eroica-ColumbiaValley-Riesling 2012 Eroica Columbia Valley Riesling
pale color. white flowers, apricot, white peach, faint petrol, honey. high acid. sweet. $22
2010-ErikBantiMorell-Ciabatta-Sangiovese 2010 Erik Banti Morell Sangiovese
ruby red. black cherry, plum, berry, leather, earth, savory meat. med+ acid, med+ tannins. $20
2014-AwatereRiver-SaveeSea-SauvignonBlanc 2014 Awatere River Savee Sea Sauvignon Blanc
pale color. lemon grass, herbaceous, straw, mineral. med+ acid. $12
2014-DryCreekVineyards-SauvignonBlanc 2014 Dry Creek Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
faint yellow color. lemon grass, grapefruit, citrus pith, flint, musky cat box. med+ acid. $15
2014-DomaineAndreVatan-Sancerre 2014 Domaine Andre Vatan Sancerre
lemon, cut grass, wet rock, chalky, flinty, green vegetable, mineral. med+ acid $19
2014-LesHauts-de-Lagarde-Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon 2014 Les Hauts de Lagarde Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon
white flowers, lemon, grapefruit, mineral, oxidized. med+ acid $12
2014-Valcantara-Garnacha 2014 Valcantara Garnacha
dark ruby red. cherry, blackberry, cassis, pepper, earth, vanilla. med+ acid. $15
2011-Domaine-EGuigal-CotesduRhone 2011 Domaine E.Guigal Cotes du Rhone
inky & red color. black cherry, cranberry, bramble fruit, leather, clove. $25
2014-JLohr-Wines-RVG-Gesture 2014 JLohr Wines RVG Gesture
light straw color. musky spice, honeysuckle, white peach, orange, lime. med+ acid. $32