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

July 2016 Notes

Nine wines sampled this month, new find, the 2014 Vasse Felix Margaret River Chardonnay.

2014 Vasse Felix Margaret River Chardonnay 2014 Vasse Felix Margaret River Chardonnay
pear, lemon pith, minerals, vanilla. oranges & cream arrive late. $20
2013 Mount Edward Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013 Mount Edward Central Otago Pinot Noir
dark cherry, raspberry, coffee, licorice backdrop, vanilla, oak. $28
2013 Domaine Cabirau 2013 Domaine Cabirau
ruby. strawberries, cherry, blackberry, earth, spices, milk chocolate. 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Carignan. $13
2013 Jeff Cohn Cellars 2guys-2barrels Viognier 2013 Jeff Cohn Cellars 2guys-2barrels Viognier
floral, peach, apricots, lime, light honey, citrus zest. $40
2013 Grosset Wines Alea Clare Valley Riesling 2013 Grosset Wines Alea Clare Valley Riesling
white flowers, lime, lemon, peach, white nectarine, synthetic aroma. $32
2005 Silver Mountain Central Coast Alloy 2005 Silver Mountain Central Coast Alloy
blackberry, currant, black licorice, cedar, dried earth, raisin, fig. $25
2012 Grgich Hills Estate Merlot 2012 Grgich Hills Estate Merlot
blueberry, cherry, sweet tobacco, espresso, vanilla, chocolate. luscious finish $25
2015 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Rose 2015 Ridge Vineyards Lytton Estate Rose
subtle pink. floral, cherry, raspberry, minerals. lively finish. $27
2013 Clos Du Val Napa  Chardonnay 2013 Clos Du Val Napa Chardonnay
light gold. pineapple, pear, tropical fruit, lemon pith, toast, cinnamon, clove $20