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

February 2018 – Notes

2014 Eric Kent Atoosas Vineyard Syrah
deep ruby, in color. blackberry, raspberry, savory, roasted, black pepper, licorice, leather. $37
2015 Black Stallion Carneros Chardonnay
light straw, in color. white flowers, pineapple, lemon, vanilla, nutmeg, butter, citrus zest. $40
2017 Left Bend FizNat Sparkling Rose of Syrah
grapefruit, guava, citrus peel. bright, fresh and a lot of fizz. $28
2015 MacMurray Ranch RRV Pinot Noir
lavender, raspberry, dark cherry, boysenberry, crushed pepper, leather, vanilla. $25
2013 Wirra Wirra McLaren Vale Church Block Cab/Syrah/Merlot
ruby, in color. blackberry, currants, blueberry, pepper, eucalyptus, leather, dry, astringent finish. $18
2016 Ludwig Neumayer Traisental Gruner Veltliner
white flowers, celery, peach, grapefruit, lime, mineral. herbal, mouth watering finish. $22
2016 Ledge Vineyards Paso Robles Grenache Blanc
white flowers, honeydew, apricot, peach, mineral. medium acid, on the finish. $25
2016 Le Raisin à Plume Patis des Rosiers Gamay
natural wine. medium ruby, in color. sour strawberry, cranberry, juicy. hollow mid palate. $21
2014 Heitz Cellar Napa Valley Grignolino
pale ruby, in color. geranium, leafy, sour cherry, strawberry, white pepper. strong acid, on a tannic finish. $20
2015 Palacios Remondo Rioja La Vendimia Grenache
crimson red, in color. raspberry, cherry, earth, spice, licorice. sour fruit, bright finish. $16
2014 Mendel Wines Malbec
deep ruby, in color. violets, cherry, blackberry, raspberry, black pepper, spice, vanillla. $24