October 2018 – Notes

2016 Yann Chaves Crozes Hermitage Le Rouvre
dark red, purple, in color. blackberry, dark cherry, smoke, savory, slim jim, processed meat, black pepper, leather. dry. blackberry jam, gripping tannins, on this elongated finish. $27
2017 Highlawn Wine Company Poor Ranch Zinfandel
bright, ruby, in color. cranberry, raspberry, blackberry, cinnamon, cocoa, sweet spices. fresh fruit aromas. $26
2016 Walter Scott La Combe Verte Pinot Noir
bright, ruby red, in color. dark flowers, raspberry, tart cranberry, cherry, plum, earth, spice, mineral. evolving aromas. $30
2017 Jean Marie La Villaudiere Sancerre
light yellow, in color. lime, mineral, gooseberry, flint, grass. mineral driven finish. $24
2013 Highlawn Winery Yorkville Highlands Petite Sirah
dark purple, in color. freshly ground pepper, blackberry, plum. pepper rounds the entire experience. grippy tannins, on a lasting finish. $24
2015 Pietro Caciorgna Etna Rosso Ciauria Nerello Mascalese
light garnet, in color. vibrant aromas. rose, strawberry, cranberry, cherry, garrigue, spice. long cranberry finish. $26
2016 Peju Winery Blanc de Blanc
golden straw, in color. yellow pear, brioche, citrus, creamy. lively acidity, on a lasting creamy finish. $36
2014 Domaine Julien Cotes du Nuits Burgundy
ruby red, in color. raspberry, plum, dark cherry, wet leaves, black tea, leather, mineral. juicy raspberry finish. $32
2015 Domaine Guigal Cotes du Rhone Viognier
pale gold, in color. musk, floral, tangerine, peach, green apple, sliced melon. tangy acid, on the finish. $14
2016 Miner Family Viognier
light yellow, in color. honeysuckle, citrus blossoms, white peach, apricot, herbal. ripe peach finish. $22
2016 Stolpman Wines Ballard Canyon Roussanne
bright yellow, cloudy, in color. yellow & orange flowers. green pear, melon, mango, honey, citrus. $30
2016 Prisoner Wine “the Snitch” Chardonnay
light yellow, in color. banana, mango, lemon, pear, cinnamon, spices, vanilla. banana, spice, on a lasting finish. $27

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