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

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