Wente “eric’s Chardonnay”

This unoaked Chardonnay is loaded with tropical and citrus fruits, with a steel backbone. Drink with poached sole. Highly Recommended. 91 points.


Susana Balbo Signature Torrontés

This is a smoking wine, loaded with smoke and fruit, drink it outside, on a breezy porch, with a good cigar. Recommended. 88 points.


Sullivan Family Vineyard Couer De Vigne

This is round, soft, opulent, layered with rich, elegant fruit and other flavors. Drink with fine filet. Very Highly Recommended. 95 points.


Ridge “lytton Estate” Petite Sirah

Huge, even flamboyant, on the palate, with juicy black fruits, blackberry and elderberry, smoke, the darkest chocolate, and vanilla, all kept just barely in control by firm, structured tannins. Dri…


2013 Rotari Brut Trento Doc Blanc De Blancs

A delicate yet substantial sparkling wine. After the first fermentation, this wine is finished in the bottle, as they do in Champagne. The wine is also made with chardonnay grapes only, as is Champ…


Murrieta’s Well “small Lot” Muscat Canelli

This is a lovely wine, loaded with stone fruit and florals. Drink with fresh rainbow trout. Highly Recommended. 91 points.


Shafer Merlot

Smooth tannins and tart red fruit create marvelous balance and beg for locally-sourced and perfectly seared lamb chops. Very Highly Recommended. 95 points.


Vineyard 511 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Shafer Hillside Select

This is one of America?s First Growths, and, given the two decades it could use to show its best, it will reward the drinker with more than a glass of wine. It will offer an experience in ric…


Rocco “gravel Road” Pinot Noir

Fresh and clean, and rather straightforward. Drink with fried pork tenderloin. Recommended. 88 points.

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