June 2015

Blue Reviews EXTRA! June-July 2015

By: Anthony Dias Blue

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88 Argyros 2014 Santorini, Greece ($14)
Bright and juicy with lively citrus and racy acidity; fresh, clean and bracing; long and balanced. Assyrtiko.
ATHENEE IMPORTERS & DISTRIBUTORS LTD.

88 Domaine Sigalas 2014 Santorini, Greece ($17)
Fresh, smooth and bright with citrus and juicy style; racy, crisp and bracing with a long, tangy finish. Assyrtiko.
ATHENEE IMPORTERS & DISTRIBUTORS LTD.

90 Adelaida Cellars 2013 Version White, Anna's Vineyard, Paso Robles ($35)
Smooth and creamy with ripe fruit, vanilla and rounded flavors; good acid structure and balance. 42% Rousanne, 42% Viognier, 16% Grenache Blanc.

90 Baileyana 2013 Chardonnay, Firepeak, Edna Valley ($28)
Smooth and juicy with minerals, pineapple and rich pear; soft, lush and showing a core of crisp acidity; long and balanced. Sustainable.
NIVEN FAMILY WINE ESTATES

90 Buty Winery 2013 Chardonnay, Conner Lee Vineyard, Columbia Valley ($40)
Smooth and bright with minerals, sleek pear fruit and a long finish; graceful and balanced.

90 Buty Winery 2013 Columbia Valley ($25)
Silky and smooth with creamy texture and notes of ripe melon, citrus and quince; hints of oak and showing juicy style; long and balanced. 62% Semillon, 22% Sauvignon, 16% Muscadelle.

90 Cairdean Vineyards 2012 Haley Margaret, Napa Valley ($38)
Silky and lush with creamy texture and a long, balanced finish; juicy, fresh and generous. 43% Rousanne, 43% Pinot Gris, 14% Viognier.

90 Charles Heintz 2013 Chardonnay, Rachael, Sonoma Coast ($45)
Bright and fresh with juicy pear and soft new oak; smooth, lush and balanced with depth and good length.

90 Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Chardonnay, Mimi, Horse Heaven Hills ($20)
Smooth and lush with ripe fruit and soft vanilla oak; bright and balanced with fruit forward and silky texture; long and fresh.
STE. MICHELLE WINE ESTATES

90 Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Chardonnay, Cold Creek Vineyard, Columbia Valley ($30)
Fresh and juicy with silky texture and ripe pear fruit; smooth with notes of vanilla oak and a long finish.
STE. MICHELLE WINE ESTATES

90 Cliff Lede 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($25)
Smooth and juicy with fresh citrus and peach; balanced and tangy with density and lush texture; long and balanced, crisp and long.

89 Cosentino Winery 2013 The Novelist, Napa County ($20)
Smooth and ripe with melon, citrus and floral notes; lush and creamy with good acidity and style; long and balanced. 53.4% Sauvignon Blanc, 46.6% Semillon.

92 Craggy Range Vineyards 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Te Muna Road, Martinborough, New Zealand ($22)
Fresh and crisp and showing racy citrus (grapefruit) and notes of peach with lovely texture and balance; juicy and balanced with lift and polish; long and lovely.
KOBRAND

90 Craggy Range Vineyards 2013 Kidnappers Chardonnay,  Hawkes Bay, New Zealand ($22)
Fresh and bright with smooth texture and fresh tropical fruit; clean, balanced with a hint of oak; long and lifted.
KOBRAND

89 Feudo Maccari 2014 Grillo, Terre Siciliane, Italy ($16)
Fresh, clean and juicy with tangy fruit and crisp acidity; lively and balanced with finesse and style; long and charming.
KOBRAND

92 Franciscan 2013 Chardonnay, Cuvée Sauvage, Carneros ($40)
Lush and creamy with deep notes of toasted oak and ripe pear fruit; round and polished with layered complexity and juicy flavors; long, rich and lovely.
CONSTELLATION WINE U.S.

92 Graziano Family of Wines 2014 Moscato, Enotria, Mendocino County ($11)
Spritzy, aromatic and tangy with sweetness and crisp, juicy acidity; generous and bright with lively peach flavors; great tension between sweet and acid; lifted, fresh and exuberant.

91 Kendall-Jackson 2013 Chardonnay, Jackson Estate, Santa Maria Valley ($28)
Smooth, ripe nose; ripe pear fruit, vanilla, butterscotch and toasty oak - all in balance; rounded, rich and long; classic.

88 Kon Tiki 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Valle Central ($13) Chile
Tangy and green with racy acidity and grassy notes; fresh, clean and juicy; long and bright.
WINE TREES

91 Lutum 2013 Chardonnay, Durell Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($50)
Rich and deep with ripe pear and nice acid structure; silky and lush, balanced and long.

90 MacRostie 2013 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($25)
Silky and juicy with bright, tangy citrus; fresh, racy and balanced; clean, lively and long.

90 MacRostie 2013 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($32)
Lush and creamy with bright tropical fruit and hints of toasted oak; smooth and rich with tangy acidity and a long finish.

90 MacRostie 2013 Chardonnay, Sangiacono Vineyard, Carneros ($44)
Smooth, lush and toasty with creamy texture and rich tropical fruit; ripe, polished and balanced with a long, dense finish.

92 Patz & Hall 2013 Chardonnay, Hudson Vineyard, Carneros ($55)
Lush and smooth with ripe pear and citrus; juicy, minerally and sleek with rich oak and vanilla undertones; long, balanced and impressive.

91 Patz & Hall 2013 Chardonnay, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley ($44)
Smooth and polished with juicy, oak-influenced fruit; balanced and fresh with depth, style and good length.

90 Pighin 2014 Pinot Grigio, Collio, Italy ($25)
Juicy, minerally and fresh with notes of citrus and lots of racy acidity; clean, dense and long; a classic Italian Pinot Grigio.
KOBRAND

90 Schug Winery 2013 Chardonnay, Heritage Reserve, Carneros ($40)
Fresh and juicy with bright acidity and tangy citrus; long and balanced, clean and neatly structured.

90 Stoller Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay, Resderve, Dundee Hills ($35)
Bright and crisp with fresh, lively acidity and tangy citrus; racy and snappy, long and balanced.

90 Tablas Creek 2014 Vermentino, Paso Robles ($35)
Smooth and lush with aromatics, juicy acid and soft minerals; clean, balanced and elegant; long and polished.
VINEYARD BRANDS

90 Talley Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay, Oliver's Vineyard, Edna Valley ($38)
Silky and crisp with bright, tangy acidity; fresh and racy with lifted citrus and a long, lively finish.

90 Talley Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay, Rincon Vineyard, Arroyo Grande Valley ($44)
Smooth and juicy with tangy citrus and long, racy style; crisp and minerally, bright and balanced.

91 Talley Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay, Rosemary's Vineyard, Arroyo Grande Valley ($48)
Lush and silky with tangy citrus and notes of toasted oak; round and polished with finesse and juicy style; long and balanced.

90 Three Sticks 2013 OriginChardonnay, Durell Vineyard, Sonoma Valley ($48)
Smooth and lush with depth and creamy texture; rich, dense and showing juicy acidity and vanilla oak; long and balanced.

88 Tor de' Falchi 2013 Moscato, Santaloia, Puglia IGT, Italy (~$22)
Smooth, spicy nose; silky with aromatic style and dry, tangy mineral-driven flavors; pure and dry, edgy and long. Moscato Secco.
WILSON DANIELS IS CONSIDERING

89 Tor de' Falchi 2013 Chianca Bianca, Puglia, Italy (~$23)
Ripe and juicy with intensity and tangy acidity; smooth, balanced and fresh with minerals and bright fruit; long and lively. Fiano.
NOT YET IMPORTED

90 Vinakoper 2013 Sladki (Sweet) Muscat, Slovenian Istria ($18) Slovenia
Fresh, smooth and sweet with spice, ripe fruit and depth; silky, bright and long.
TRI-WINES, INC.

91 Wente Vineyards 2014 Eric'sSmall LotChardonnay, Livermore Valley ($25)
Silky texture and racy acidity, minerals, green apple and citrus; fresh, exuberant and balanced; classic and smooth textured; unoaked and graceful.
WENTE FAMILY ESTATES

90 Wente Vineyards 2013 Chardonnay, Riva Ranch, Livermore Valley ($22)
Lush and juicy with tropical fruit and racy acidity; showing spice, vanilla and light toast; round, polished and stylish, long and balanced. 97% Chardonnay, 3% Gewürztraminer.
WENTE VINEYARDS

90 Willamette Valley Vineyards 2012 Estate Chardonnay, Willamette Valley ($30)
Silky and smooth with lush texture, bright citrus and mineral notes; crisp and long with finesse and style; long and juicy.

89 Willamette Valley Vineyards 2014 Riesling, Willamette Valley ($14)
Smooth and fresh, lush and juicy with sweetness and crisp acidity; lively, balanced and polished.

88 Willamette Valley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley ($16)
Juicy and smooth with lively acidity and creamy texture; long and clean, fresh and balanced.


RED


91 Adelaida Cellars 2013 Pinot Noir, Estate, Adelaida District, Paso Robles ($25)
Bright and juicy with ripe cherry and racy acidity; tangy and savory with depth and balance; long and fresh.

90 Amici Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($45)
Smooth and ripe with plum, cassis and savory notes of chocolate and toast; lush and juicy with soft tannins and spice; long and balanced. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot.

91 Amici Cellars 2013 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($35)
Fresh, juicy and crisp with racy acidity, crisp cherry and raspberry and lively style; savory, balanced and graceful.

93 Anakota 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Helena Montana Vineyard, Knights Valley ($75)
Dark and lush with lovely texture, ripe plum, cassis and spice; generous and dense, rich and balanced, long and classic.

92 Anakota 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Helena Dakota Vineyard, Knights Valley ($75)
Spicy nose; smooth and deep with black raspberry, plum and spice; notes of toasty oak, mocha and chocolate; long and balanced with excellent structure.

92 Baileyana 2013 Pinot Noir, Firepeak Vineyard, Edna Valley ($30)
Juicy and lush with bright, ripe cherry and tangy Burgundian style; round and fresh with sweet oak, balance and a long, elegant finish.
NIVEN FAMILY WINE ESTATES

88 Bollini 2014 Merlot, Trentino, Italy ($13)
Soft caramel nose; smooth and juicy with bright plum and berry fruit; lush and exuberant with clean, fresh flavors and a long finish.
KOBRAND

90 Browne Family Vineyards 2012 Merlot, Columbia Valley ($35)
Smooth and juicy with tangy acidity and bright black raspberry, cassis and blackberry; mineral, spice and racy acidity; long and balanced.
PRECEPT WINE

90 Browne Family Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Franc, Columbia Valley ($35)
Smooth and ripe with juicy plum, blackberry and spice; bright, balanced and supple; long and charming.
PRECEPT WINE

93 Cairdean Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville ($98)
Rich herbal nose; smooth, lush and dense with plum, cassis and blackberry; juicy and bright, long and elegant with finesse and assertive style; long and idiosyncratic; balanced and stylish.

88 Cairdean Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Franc, Acquaintance Vineyard, Coombsville ($84)
Spicy and herbal with silky texture and smoky notes; plum, cassis and a long finish; dense and balanced.

92 Cairdean Vineyards 2011 Syrah, Atlas Peak ($68)
Smooth and crisp with racy acidity and bright blackberry and silky texture; minerally and fresh with spice and good balance; long and juicy.

90 Cairdean Vineyards 2011 Sangiovese, Napa Valley ($56)
Smooth and lush with ripe plum and raspberry fruit; juicy and tangy with clean, crisp and balanced style; fresh and racy, long and bright.

92 Charles Heintz 2013 Pinot Noir, Valentina, Sonoma Coast ($48)
Pale color, racy acidity with dried cherries and raspberries; savory and crisp with earth tones and depth; spice and floral notes; long and balanced.

90 Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Canoe Ridge Estate, Horse Heaven Hills ($40)
Bright juicy and tangy with spice, blackberry, cassis and earth; chocolate, mocha and a long, rich finish. 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot.
STE. MICHELLE WINE ESTATES

88 Chronic Cellars 2013 Dead Nuts, Paso Robles ($24)
Smooth and ripe with juicy black raspberry and spice; tangy and bright with balance and racy style. 64% Zinfandel, 21% Tempranillo, 14% Petite Syrah.
WINERY EXCHANGE

87 Chronic Cellars 2013 Purple Paradise, Paso Robles ($15)
Juicy and bright with spice and racy acidity; tangy berry fruit and crisp style; long and lively. 70% Zinfandel, 14% Syrah, 11% Petite Sirah, 5% Grenache.
WINERY EXCHANGE

89 Cobb 2012 Pinot Noir, Rice-Spivak Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($75)
Juicy and crisp, tangy and fresh with bright, racy acidity; lively and long.

91 Cobb 2012 Pinot Noir, Emmaline Ann Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($75)
Racy and crisp with juicy raspberry and cherry fruit; tangy and lively with finesse and style; long and graceful.

88 Cosentino Winery 2013 Zinfandel, The Zin, Lodi ($15)
Juicy and dense with lively blackberry and raspberry fruit; bright and racy with notes of earth and spice; balanced, lush and long.

87 Cosentino Winery 2012 The Poet, Napa Valley ($45)
Smooth and juicy with tangy blackberry and earth notes; lively and balanced. 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot, 95 Cab Franc, 1% Malbec.

88 Cosentino Winery 2013 The Dark, Lodi ($15)
Dark and concentrated with blackberry, cassis and spice with hints of chocolate; juicy and tangy, long and balanced.

93 Craggy Range Vineyards 2013 Syrah, Le Sol, Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand ($107)
Bright and lean with racy style and tangy blackberry fruit; notes of spice, pepper and oak; elegant and restrained, long and complex.
KOBRAND

91 Craggy Range Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir, Aroha Te Muna, Martinborough, New Zealand ($66)
Smooth and floral with lovely texture and juicy notes of cherry and raspberry; fresh, elegant and balanced with finesse and a long finish.
KOBRAND

92 Craggy Range Vineyards 2013 Sophia, Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand ($76) 
Smooth and juicy with lovely balance and good depth of flavor; rich, deep with blackberry and spice; supple and elegant, complex and long. 62% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot.
KOBRAND

90 Dashe Cellars 2012 Zinfandel, Todd Brothers Ranch Old Vines, Alexander Valley ($35)
Lush and juicy with bright blackberry, raspberry and spice; notes of spice, chocolate and earth; savory and tangy, balanced and long. 98% Zinfandel, 2% Petite Sirah.

90 Dashe Cellars 2012 Zinfandel, Florence Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley ($35)
Lush and deep with ripe blackberry, cassis and spice; vanilla oak and spice with a hint of jamminess; rich and showing some floral notes; long and balanced. 98% Zinfandel, 2% Petite Sirah.

90 Dashe Cellars 2012 The Comet, Alexander Valley ($35)
Smooth, bright and juicy with fresh black raspberry, plum and spice; tangy and fresh, long and balanced with a rich finish. 67% Zinfandel, 25% Petite Sirah, 8%, Carignane.

90 Duckhorn 2012 Decoy Sonoma County ($25)
Smooth and lush with ripe plum, raspberry and velvety texture; rich and juicy with balance and a long, fresh, tangy finish. 62% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Zinfandel, 4% Cabernet Franc.

90 Duckhorn 2013 Decoy Pinot Noir, Sonoma County ($25)
Smooth and lush with sweet cherry and juicy acidity; round and ripe with lovely texture and a long finish; balanced and charming.

92 Etrusca 2012 Velia, Sonoma County ($45)
Smooth and lush with ripe blackberry, raspberry and spice; notes of vanilla oak, cedar, mocha and juicy style; long and lovely, balanced and stylish. Zinfandel, Primitivo and Petite Sirah.

94 Frank Family Vineyards 2012 Patriarch Cabernet Sauvignon, Winston Hill Vineyard, Rutherford ($225)
Dark, rich and luscious with tangy black raspberry and cassis; supple, intense and showing notes of mocha and vanilla; smooth, ripe and elegant.

90 Ghost Pines 2013 Winemaker's Blend Zinfandel, San Joaquin County - Sonoma County ($20)
Smooth and showing strawberry and black raspberry; lush with vanilla oak and hints of cocoa; silky and juicy with bright style and fresh flavors; long and charming.
LOUIS MARTINI/GALLO

93 Grgich Hills Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($65)
Smooth and elegant with finesse and lovely notes of plum, black raspberry and soft spice; long and balanced with depth and complexity; stylish and precise. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 3.5% Petit Verdot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc.

90 J Wrigley Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir, "Mac" Cuvée, McMinville ($28)
Fresh and juicy with red cherry and bright acidity; tangy and crisp with lovely finesse and balance; elegant and long.

91 Kendall-Jackson 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Jackson Estate, Alexander Valley ($36)
Dark and rich with blackberry, plum and cassis; smooth and deep with notes of vanilla new oak and a long, lush finish. 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot.

88 Kon Tiki 2014 Merlot, Valle Central, Chile ($13)
Smooth and juicy with plum and blackberry; soft herbs and spice, long and fresh.
WINE TREES

90 Kuleto Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($50)
Dark, dense and ripe with concentration and depth; rich blackberry and spice; smooth, lush and powerful; long and assertive.
FOLEY WINE ESTATES

92 Laurel Glen 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Counterpoint, Sonoma Mountain ($40)
Deep, dark color; bright plum, juicy berries, neatly structured and long; elegant, balanced and long. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot.

92 Lutum 2013 Pinot Noir, Gap's Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($60)
Bright and juicy with crisp acidity and smooth red cherry; savory and fresh, graceful and lively; minerally and lifted with balance and style.

92 Lutum 2013 Pinot Noir, Durrell Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($60)
Silky ripe and lush with good acidity and fresh berry flavors; polished and rich, long and graceful.

91 Lutum 2013 Pinot Noir, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($50)
Silky and bright with spice and smooth cherry; savory, minerally and juicy; long and balanced.

90 Marqués de Cáceres 2014 Bio Organic Wine, Rioja, Spain ($20)
Spicy and ripe with plum, cassis and blackberry; soft oak, vanilla and nice balance. Biodynamic. 60% Tempranillo, 40% Graciano.
VINEYARD BRANDS

90 Matchbook 2012 The Arsonist, California ($22)
Velvety and juicy with smooth, lush blackberry and plum; deep, rich and balanced; long and dense, supple and spicy; chewy and ripe with hints of cinnamon. 52% Petit Verdot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot.
CREW WINES

92 Medlock Ames 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Bell Mountain Estate, Alexander Valley ($45)
Dark and rich with juicy acidity and bright plum and raspberry fruit; smooth, balanced and long with lift and style.

91 Mount Veeder Winery 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($40)
Dark and tangy with cherry and blackberry fruit; showing concentration and notes of toast, mocha and spice; juicy and long with lovely structure and length. 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc.
CONSTELLATION WINE U.S. 

93 Niner Wine Estates 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($40)
Smooth and bright with plum and raspberry fruit; lush and showing notes of vanilla oak; stylish and balanced with lovely finesse and charm.

90 Pamplin Family Winery 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley ($55)
Silky and dense with juicy plum and blackberry; supple and nicely structured; edgy and balanced, fresh and stylish. 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot.

90 PasoPort Wine Co 2012 Per Cazo Cellars Touriga Nacional, Limited Reserve, Glenrose Vineyard, Paso Robles ($49)
Lush and juicy with ripe blackberry and cassis; smooth and rich, balanced and deep with balance, finesse and good length.

92 Patz & Hall 2013 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($46)
Silky and lush with lovely balance, ripe raspberry and savory notes; notes of oak, earth and spice; long and stylish.

92 Patz & Hall 2013 Pinot Noir, Jenkins Ranch, Sonoma Coast ($60)
Smooth, fresh and showing black raspberry and cherry fruit; savory, complex and seamless; lush, balanced and long.

93 Patz & Hall 2013 Pinot Noir, Gap's Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($70)
Smooth and luscious with ripe black cherry and cassis; rich texture and notes of earth and savory spice; long and complete.

95 Patz & Hall 2012 Pinot Noir, Pisoni Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ($90)
Smooth and silky with deep black raspberry and cherry; Intense and ripe but in balance and showing minerals, vanilla and savory notes; nice juicy style, packed with flavor; seamless and very long.

93 Paul Hobbs 2012 Pinot Noir, Katherine Lindsay Estate, Russian River Valley ($85)
Silky and juicy with bright cherry, raspberry and tangy acidity; dense and elegant with intensity and lovely balance; bright, fresh and long.

90 Raptor Ridge Winery 2012 Pinot Noir, Estate, Chehalem Mountains ($45)
Dark, bright and racy with black cherry and tangy acidity; earthy, fresh and complex.

90 Robert Biale 2013 Zinfandel, Founding Farmers, Napa Valley ($40)
Smooth, ripe and juicy with raspberry and lush vanilla; fresh and mellow with spice and excellent balance; long and rich.

91 Robert Biale 2013 Zinfandel, R.W. Moore Vineyard, Coombsville ($50)
Juicy and smooth with black raspberry and plum; lush, dense and spicy; long and balanced.

92 Robert Biale 2013 Zinfandel, The Biale Block, Stagecoach Vineyard, Napa Valley ($50)
Bright and juicy with with ripe, tangy black raspberry and lively acidity; long, rich and balanced.

91 Robert Biale 2013 Zinfandel, Black Chicken, Napa Valley ($45)
Smooth, dense and spicy with blackberry and tangy acid structure; lush and juicy, long and balanced.

93 Robert Biale 2013 Zinfandel, Pagani Ranch, Sonoma County ($50)
Smooth and juicy with lively acidity, bright raspberry and plum; tangy, fresh and balanced with lift and finesse; crisp and long.

90 Robert Mondavi 2012 Merlot, Napa Valley ($23)
Dark color and earthy nose; smooth and rich with black plum and cassis; precise and balanced with good depth and classic style. 78% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Syrah, 1% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot.
CONSTELLATION WINE U.S. 

90 Row Eleven 2013 Pinot Noir, Ricardo d Selection, Santa Maria Valley ($30)
Silky and spicy with cherry and raspberry fruit; savory, fresh and juicy with a mellow, aromatic style; long and balanced.

91 Row Eleven 2013 Pinot Noir, Napa Valley ($30)
Silky, smooth and juicy with bright cherry, raspberry and plum; polished and showing good acid structure; fresh, long and charming.

90 Schug Winery 2011 Heritage Reserve Pinot Noir, Carneros ($40)
Crisp and racy with raspberry fruit, toasty oak and savory notes; clean and balanced, earthy and long.

90 Sebastiani Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County ($19)
Lush, rich nose; smooth, bright and juicy with spice and ripe plum; generous, mellow and vibrant.
FOLEY WINE ESTATES

92 St. Francis 2012 Merlot, Reserve, Sonoma Valley ($40)
Dark and rich with smooth texture and deep blackberry, cherry and spice; lush, balanced and juicy with depth and lovely balance; long and intense.
KOBRAND

91 St. Francis 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve, Alexander Valley ($49)
Dark, rich and intense with spice, blackberry and cassis; long and juicy with dense, ripe style; notes of chocolate and mocha; long and deep.
KOBRAND

90 Stratton Lummis 2013 Merlot, Napa Valley ($37)
Dark and lush with ripe blackberry and cassis; smooth, dense and showing sweet oak and spice; deep. balanced and long.

90 Talley Vineyards 2013 Bishop's Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles ($20)
Smooth, juicy and bright with plum, black raspberry and racy acidity; vanilla, spice and a good balance. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 6% Malbec, 5% Pinot Noir, 1% Cabernet Franc.

92 Tenuta San Guido 2013 Guidalberto, Toscana ($54) Italy
Essentially Sassacaia's second label; smooth and elegant with focused, juicy fruit; dense, rich and long. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot.
KOBRAND

90 Three Rivers Winery 2012 Merlot, Columbia Valley ($21)
Silky and juicy with density and earthiness; plum, spice and lively structure; long and balanced. 81% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot.
FOLEY FAMILY WINES 

90 Tom Gore Vineyards 2012 Field Blend, Alexander Valley ($40)
Dark and juicy with plum, blackberry and spice; dense and smooth with lots of charm; supple, seamless and ripe; long and generous. 35% Petit Verdot, 33% Malbec, 21% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. 5% Tempranillo.

91 Tor de' Falchi 2012 Cosmatesco, Castel del Monte DOP Rosso, Italy (~$25)
Dense and rich with intensity and earth; ripe blackberry and cassis, concentrated and powerful; deep and long. Montepulciano Blend.
NOT YET IMPORTED

90 Tor de' Falchi 2012 Animae Agri, Castel del Monte DOP, Italy (~$25)
Dark and earthy with depth, spice and red berries; smooth and rich, long and intense. Aglianico.
NOT YET IMPORTED

90 Tor de' Falchi 2012 Boamundus Rosso, Puglia, Italy (~$23)
Dark and earthy with juicy blackberry and spice; fresh and tangy with density and finesse; long and rich. Nero di Troia and Montepulciano.
NOT YET IMPORTED

90 Trione Vineyards and Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley ($67)
Smooth and lush with deep blackberry and cassis; rich, ripe and nicely structured; long and dense.

90 Trione Vineyards and Winery 2012 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley ($39)
Juicy and dense with tangy acidity and notes of black raspberry and cherry fruit; savory and lush with density and good length.

90 Truchard Vineyards 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Carneros ($38)
Smooth and lush, juicy and showing plum, cassis and soft herbs; rich, balanced and long, dense and stylish.

90 Truchard Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir, Estate, Carneros ($35)
Silky and crisp with black cherry and raspberry fruit; tangy, bright and savory with lively acidity; fresh and long.

90 Valerie's Vineyard 2013 Pinot Noir, Carneros ($40)
Smooth and juicy with ripe cherry and raspberry fruit; silky and bright with lively acidity and clean, long flavors.

92 Willamette Valley Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir, Tualatin Estate, Willamette Valley ($55)
Smooth and lush with bright cherry, raspberry and spice; tangy, fresh and juicy; savory and crisp, long and balanced.

93 Willamette Valley Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir, Elton, Eola-Amity Hills ($55)
Lush and tangy with ripe black cherry, raspberry and tangy acidity; juicy, fresh and lifted with savory notes and great balance.

91 Willamette Valley Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir, Bernau Block, Willamette Valley ($55)
Juicy and spicy with black cherry and crisp acidity; fresh, tangy and long with a touch of tannin.

94 Willamette Valley Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir, Fuller, Willamette Valley ($100)
Silky and juicy with bright black raspberry and cherry fruit; racy, fresh and elegant with pure style. Bill Fuller gets a winemaker credit on this particular wine.

90 Willamette Valley Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir, Estate, Willamette Valley ($30)
Fresh and juicy, crisp and bright with cherry and tangy acidity; lively and long with spice and good balance.

89 Willamette Valley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir, Whole Cluster, Willamette Valley ($22)
Silky and bright with spice and tangy acidity; clean and balanced with lift and a long finish.


ROSÉ


90 Château Gassier 2014 Côtes de Provence Les Pas du Moine, Sainte-Victoire, France ($20)
Pale pink; smooth and juicy with raspberry fruit and dry, tangy style; fresh, round and balanced with hints of vanilla and strawberry.
CANNON WINES LTD

90 Kale Wines 2014 Grenache Rosé, Kick Ranch, Sonoma County ($25)
Pale pink color; Silky, dry and juicy with bright raspberry and citrus; fresh, clean and racy with lively flavors and good balance; long and lifted. 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah. 

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