Our Wines

We choose wine by tasting and looking for good value. We ask not to be told prices until after we evaluate wines, and prefer not to be told scores. We taste 10+ wines for each one brought into the store. We do not use scores to choose or market wines.

If you have a favorite wine that you don’t see, let us know! We’ll try to find it for you.

375 mLAlexander Valley Cab 375mlCab 92% plus 4 othersBold RedAlexander ValleyCA2008red rasberries, minerally and elegant bouquet; eucalyptus, earthy, spicey, good length, smooth tannins; ready
375 mLCantemerle Bordeaux RougeCab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc & Petit VerdotBold RedBordeauxFr2006Complex earth & red fruit bouquet; evolving in the glass; lovely and more of the same on the palate, fresh with nice length
375 mLPibarnon Bandol Rouge 375MourvedreBold RedBandolProvenceFr
375 mLCascina Ballarin Barolo 375mlNebbioloBold RedLa MorraPiemonteItaly20063 sites; nose opens up nicely to earthy mushrooms, brick and rough fruit and persistent in the mouth
375 mLMoillard Violettes CdR 375Syrah 50, Grenache 40, Mourvedre 10Bold RedCotes du RhoneRhoneFr2008Classic SGM Cotes du Rhone, good weekday, easy drinking
375 mLAVV Sin Zin 375mlZinfandelBold RedAlexander ValleyCA2008intense minerality and red fruit; red fruit and luscious on the palate
375 mLQuinta De La RosaPort grapesDessertPortugal2009
375 mLEstelle BourgueilCabernet FrancFresh RedLoireFrDark fruit, roasted red peppers and spicy bouquet, more of the same in the mouth, with black pepper and pencil shaving notes, full for a cab franc
375 mLAVV 375mlChardonnayRich WhiteAlexander ValleyCA2009light oak, partial malolactic, nicely balanced fruit and oak, delicious
375 mLHamelin ChablisChardonnayRich WhiteBurgundyFrFresh stone fruit with buttery creamhy notes, lovely in the mouth with minerally notes, good acid and length; lemon chiffon
375 mLChat. de Pierreclos St-Veran 375mLChardonnayRich WhiteBurgundyFr13.00%2010Elegant steely fruit with pineapple notes, more tropical fruit in the mouth, filling the mouth nicely with good length
375 mLAlberti 375mlMalbecSmooth RedMendozaArgentina2010intense coffee and black fruit bouquet, beautiful, surprising; similar palate, very fresh
375 mLAVV 375mlMerlotSmooth RedAlexander ValleyCA2007earthy and peppery nose; herbs, spices and black fruit on the palate; full
375 mLKing Estate Pinot Noir 375Pinot NoirSmooth RedWillametteOR2007fruity nose, nice, pear and apple, elegant and long on the palate
375 mlTorii Mor Pinot Noir 375 MLPinot NoirSmooth RedWillametteORYRich aromas of cherries and cranberries, framed by wild mushrooms and a note of earth. The flavors are complex and forward, with red cherries and cranberries with earthy notes of mushrooms with a firm finish
375 mLHitching Post HometownPinot NoirSmooth RedBuelltonSanta BarbaraCa13.80%2014"Taut and linear on the palate, offering tangy redcurrant flavors and a hint of cracked pepper. Closes on a smoky note, with silky tannins and emphatic red fruit character"
375 mLCastellare Chianti ClassicoSangioveseSmooth RedTuscanyItaly2006one of the best Sangiovese's around; elegant and smooth
375 mLCapanna Brunello 375mLSangioveseSmooth RedMontalcinoTuscanyItaly15.00%2010Extremely bold & dark with Brunello-like extravagance and opulence. Inky darkness & loads of aromatic momentum in the form of blackberry, cherry liqueur, spice, leather, tobacco, rum cake, dark cinnamon, vanilla bean & bitter chocolate. Impressive complexity. Soft, ripe & generous on the close
375 mLPagos de PenafielTempranilloSmooth RedRibera del DueroSpain13.50%2009Inky powerful black fruit bouquet, continuing in the mouth with a hint of popcorn, nice tannis and nice persistence
375 mLBailly Lapierre Cremant Brut 375Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gamay and AligoteSparklingBurgundyFrNV“Well-rounded and full with a citrus bouquet. Easy drinking, clearcut and clean with a lively freshness”
375mLLaxas Albarino 375 mlAlbarinoCrisp WhiteRias BaixasSpain12.50%2013Elegant dried fruit and green olive bouquet; fresh and full in the mouth with a nice mouthfeel
375mLChenevieres Chablis 375mlChardonnayCrisp WhiteChablisBurgundyFr12.50%2013Fresh creamy tropidal fruit bouquet and flavors, generous and fresh in the mouth with nice acid
375mLTiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 375Pinot GrigioCrisp WhiteDolomiteAlto AdigeItaly13.00%2013Fresh apple orchard bouquet with hints of wild honey;with more of the same in the mouth; balanced, fresh and long
375mLBlondeau Sancerre 375mlSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteSancerreLoireFr12.50%2011Lemon chiffon and minerally bouquet and flavors, fresh, with a nice mouthfeel
375mLR Perrin C-d-P 375mlGrenache, Syrah, MourvedreSmooth RedChateau-neuf-du-PapaRhoneFr14.50%2012YElegant, earthy with dark fruit bouquet and flavors the grow in the mouth; deliciious and ready
375mlChat. de Costis Bordeaux 375mlMerlot, Cab Franc, CabSmooth RedEntre-du-MersBordeauxFr13.00%2011Fresh red fruit bouquet and flavors, easy and smooth
375mLColtibuono Chianti Class.375mlSangiovese, etc.Smooth RedTuscanyItaly14.00%2011Earthy black tea and fruit with violet notes in the bouquet and flavors, a classic indeed
375mLCabriz Dao Red wineTouriga National, Tinta Roriz, AlfrochieroSmooth RedDaoPortugal13.00%2011Dark fruit, chocolate and a crusty earth with notes of mace; balanced, with nice acid.
375mLMarc Bredif Vouvray 375mlChenin BlancSoft WhiteLoireFr12.50%2012Fresh and bright minerally stone fruit bouquet and taste with a hint of sweetness; delicious and long
500 mLQuinta de la Rosa Tawny 500mlPort grapesDessertPortugalIntense nose, beautiful with a nice nuttyness; delicious; well balanced, flavorful
500 mLQuinta de la Rosa Ruby 500ml PortoPort grapesDessertPortugal"A blended port of great quality and complexity. Showing beautiful deep ruby colour with plenty of forward fruit, full bodied with a long dry finish"
500 mLQuinta d' Rosa Tawny Tonel 12 500mlPort grapesDessertPortugal"A rich and elegant blend with wonderful aromas exuding the heat of the Douro. On the palate it is complex with powerful dried fruit, figs, honey and almonds with a long pleasing finish"
Alcohol FreeAriel Cab. Sauv. NACabernet SauvignonBold RedCA0.00%
BoxAzzoni Bianco Cantalupo 3L boxVerdiccio, Sauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteMarcheItaly12.00%Fresh and bright bouquet with minerally notes, with continuing flavors; good acidity
BoxLab Tinto 3l boxCastelao, Tinto Roriz, Syrah, Touriga NacionalSmooth RedLisbonPortugal13.00%2012Spicy and earthy red fruit, with a nice mouthfeel, fresh and easy drinking
BoxAzzoni Sangiovese 3L boxSangioveseSmooth RedMarcheItaly12.00%Black cherry nose with herbal notes; same in the mouth, with a nice freshness
FreeSutter Home FreChardonnayRich WhiteCA
KosherCarmel Selected Sauv. BlancSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteGalileeIsrael2014Crisp and delicious
KosherBarkan Pinot NoirPinot NoirSmooth RedIsraelSurprisingly good; a great value
KosherBorgo RealeSangioveseSmooth RedItaly2008Kosher -light easy to drink Sangiovese
No SulfitesNevada County Our Daily Redno sulfitesSmooth RedCA13.50%2013YLight, no sulfites
PremiumRavazzol Amarone RiservaAmaroneBold RedVenetoItaly2008Awesome!
PremiumPina Howell Mountain CabCabBold RedNapaCA2006Beautiful stewed red fruit and earth bouquet; layered and complex with balanced red fruit on the palate and very persistent
PremiumEcho Lynch Bages Pauillac 2010Cab blendBold RedPauillacBordeauxFr
PremiumCh. La Croix de Gay 2005Cab blendBold RedPomerolBordeauxFr13.50%
PremiumChat. Garraud Pomerol '98 3LCab blendBold RedBordeauxFr
PremiumChat. Garraud Pomerol '00 3LCab blendBold RedBordeauxFr
PremiumChat. Garraud Pomerol '09 3LCab blendBold RedBordeauxFr
PremiumCain FiveCab Sauv, Malbec, Cab Franc, Merlot, Petit VerdotBold RedSpring Mnt.NapaCA14.40%2009"A fascinating wine with dark berries, spice, sliced raw meat and minerals. Black berries. It changes all the time. Full body with spice, black pepper, blueberry, mushroom and walnut. Seaweed. Goes on for minutes"
PremiumChateau Gazin PomerolCab Sauv, MerlotBold RedBordeauxFr13.50%2011Fantastic! "quite primal, with fleshy plum skin, warm raspberry confiture and dark roasted woodspice notes; structured and chewy with strong tannins"; age or decant
PremiumEcho Lynch Bages PauillacCab Sauv, Merlot, Cab FrancBold RedPauillacBordeauxFr13.00%2011Beautiful bouquet with lead pencil notes, hint of licorice;
PremiumConn Valley ElogeCabernet 65%, Cabernet Franc 25%, Petit Verdot, Merlot Bold RedNapaCA2006black cherry, earth, licorice, and spice box, a medium to full-bodied wine, abundant tannin, and impressive concentration, purity, and overall complexity.
PremiumCade "Howell Mt" Cab Sauv '11Cabernet SauvignonBold RedNapaCAYdark red cherries, raspberry jam, cloves, mint and pine. The balance of high-toned aromatics and plush fruit works beautifully here, as the elements play off each other nicely.
PremiumCorison Napa Valley CabCabernet SauvignonBold RedNapaCA13.50%2013Great dark fruit, with "Complexing notes of tobacco, baking spices, chocolate, and savory herbs. Floral notes of violets and rose petals play with a notable stony minerality in the aromas and long finish"
PremiumQuintessa Napa Valley RedCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and CarmenereBold RedRutherfordNapaCA14.20%2011"This wine entices with aromas of violets mingled with red and black fruit. On the palate, it is rich and concentrated, finishing with elegant well-balanced tannins"
PremiumVilla Gemma RiservaMontepulcianoBold RedD'AbruzzoItaly2004Y"Full - fruity - flowery - spicy (ripe red fruits of the forest, blackberries, peonies, eucalyptus, old rose, vanilla, cocoa, leather, humus)"
PremiumPibarnon Rouge 2006MourvedreBold RedBandolProvenceFr2006
PremiumPibarnon Bandol RougeMourvedre, Grenache Bold RedBandolProvenceFr2006Y
PremiumCantina del Pino OvelloNebbioloBold RedBarbarescoPiedmontItaly2004fruit on nose, dried herbs, so ready to drink
PremiumCeretto Barolo Brunate 2000NebbioloBold RedPiemonteItaly
PremiumCeretto Barolo BrunateNebbioloBold RedPiemonteItaly14.50%2007"This is a silky, smooth Barolo, delicately scented with roses and violets, showing great aromatic complexity. It can be enjoyed only a few months after bottling, but will continue to improve and develop in elegance for 15-20 years"
PremiumB Giacosa Barolo 1998NebbioloBold RedPiemonteItaly
PremiumCaprai 25 AnniversarySagrantinoBold RedUmbriaItaly2004Deep and almost black in color, aromatically incredible with ripe fruit, spices and black chocolate. The palate is majestic and powerful with elegantly mastered tannins
PremiumChave Hermitage 2001SyrahBold RedRhoneFr
PremiumPahlmeyerChardonnayRich WhiteNapaCA14.90%2013
PremiumSimone Palette BlancClairette, supplemented w Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Ugni Blanc and a touch of Muscat BlancRich WhitePaletteProvenceFr"Animated by a bouquet of pine-resin, evolves slowly into a sensual masterpiece with its lingering finish built on a mass of minerality.  This is a remarkably age-worthy wine"
PremiumCh Rayas CdP BlancGrenache blanc 50%, Clairette 50%Rich WhiteChateuneuf-du-PapeRhoneFrStunningly delicious, complex, fresh, balanced, full and layered all at the same time. Ray's favorite white CdP
PremiumLopez de Heredia Tondonia 91 Grand Riserva WhiteViura 85%, Malvasia 15%Rich WhiteRiojaSpain13.50%2011Y
PremiumSimone Palette RoseGrenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault + manyRosePaletteProvenceFrpowerful and age-worthy with a steely character and a grey-tinted aura to the faded rose-petal robe
PremiumPibarnon Bandol Rose 03Mourvedre, CinsaultRoseBandolProvenceFr13.50%2003Y" a gastronomic wine. With a lot of differents flavours and aromas.We find grapefruits notes, but also red fruits as strawberry, blackberry, raspberry ans spicy notes. It is a fruity rose, with a real personnality"
PremiumPibarnon Bandol Rose 05Mourvedre, CinsaultRoseBandolProvenceFr2005Y
PremiumCh. de Mercues Cuvee IconeMalbecSmooth RedMercuesCahorsFr14.50%2009Elegant red fruit with spice, elegant, complex and balanced, a superior wine
PremiumChat. Mercues Cahors '09 1.5LMalbec 90%, Tannat 10%Smooth RedCahorsFr
PremiumChat. Mercues Cahors '00 1.5LMalbec 90%, Tannat 10%Smooth RedCahorsFr
PremiumChat. Mercues Cahors '12 6LMalbec 90%, Tannat 10%Smooth RedCahorsFr
PremiumHartford SeascapePinot NoirSmooth RedSonomaCA14.40%2012Beautiful and elegant bouquet with layered red berry fruit with more of the same in the mouth; complex and long; superb
PremiumDomaine des Perdrix VillagePinot NoirSmooth RedNuits-Saint-GeorgesBurgundyFr13.50%2012Pretty and rich bouquet and flavor with dried blackberries and spice with good acidity and length
PremiumBeaux Freres Pinot NoirPinot NoirSmooth RedWillametteOregon
PremiumShea Wine Cellars "Homer" P.N.Pinot NoirSmooth RedWillametteORYwonderful aromatics, a succulent mouth feel, long finish, beautiful silky tannins – but it does so with Homer panache. The fruit leans towards the plum, blackberry, currant spectrum and the wine is focused and highly concentrated
PremiumVia Giusti RRVPinot NoirSmooth RedRussian River ValleyCA14.00%2011Lovely elegant and complex bouquet with hints of spice; more of the same in the mouth, full, delicious and long
PremiumBeaux Freres P.N. UpperTerracePinot NoirSmooth RedWillametteOR
PremiumDom. Perdrix Vosne-RomaneePinot NoirSmooth RedBurgundyFr"full-bodied wine packed with ripe, spicy, black fruits yet retain a natural Vosne elegance"
PremiumRaphet Charms Chambertin 01Pinot NoirSmooth RedBurgundyFr13.50%2001
PremiumLeroy Pommard 00Pinot NoirSmooth RedBurgundyFr13.00%2000
PremiumAntinori TignanelloSangiovese 85%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10% and Cabernet Franc 5%Smooth RedTuscanyItaly2006Intense aromas of ripe blackberry and flowers, with rosemary and coffee hints. Full-bodied, with chewy, polished tannins. Excellent fruit concentration and a flavorful aftertaste
PremiumCapanna Brunello RiservaSangiovese Brunello cloneSmooth RedMontalcinoTuscanyItaly2004Elegant and intense, with fruit and earth bouquet; same on the palate
PremiumLopez de Heredia Gran ResTempranillo, etc.Smooth RedRiojaSpain13.50%1976Y
PremiumVega-Sicilia Valbuena '09Tempranillo, Merlot 5%Smooth RedRibera del DueroSpain14.00%2009"Spice- and mineral-accented aromas of dark berries, cherry pit and potpourri, with a toasty topnote. Minerally, incisive and sweet on the palate, offering smoky cherry and blackcurrant flavors complicated by vanilla, mocha and licorice. Shows impressive power and vivacity on the youthfully tannic finish"
PremiumFrancois Villard Condrieu, Les Terrasses du PalatViognierSoft WhiteCondrieuRhoneFr14.00%2010Intense complex aromatics; more complexity, balanced with nice acid and great length in the mouth
PremiumPerrier Jouet Fleur Blanc de Blanc 2000, Cuvee Belle Epoque
Fleur de Champagne
ChardonnaySparklingChampagneFr2000This is maturing, hitting toast, coffee, roasted hazelnut, saline and mineral flavors. Refined and beautifully integrated, featuring a silky texture and a vibrant structure, with a fine, truffle-infused aftertaste. Drink now through 2025
PremiumDom PerignonChardonnay 50%, Pinot Noir 50%SparklingChampagneFrNV"The first hints of fresh almond and harvest aromas immediately open up into preserved lemon and dried fruits, the whole rounded off by darker smoky and toasted qualities. Concentrated yet creamy, it is energetic and warm in the mouth, focusing on the fruit, then gradually taking on more profound bass notes."
PremiumEgly-Ouriet Brut Grand Cru ChampagneChardonnay, Pinot NoirSparklingChampagneFrRay's favorite….balanced and complex in bouquet and flavors
PremiumBillecart-Salmon Vintage 2004Pinot Noir, ChardonnaySparklingChampagneFr“Beautiful intensity with a crisp and fresh character (Golden Delicious apple, citrus fruits and dried fruits), with notes of brioche and a refreshing and delicate complexity. A wide range of flavors, fruits of the orchard, including fresh quince… round a powerful finish dominated by exceptional fruit maturity”
PremiumBillecart-Salmon Brut RosePinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot MeunierSparklingChampagneFr"This cuvée unveils a subtle aroma leading to an elegant, delicate bouquet of red fruits and zest of citrus fruits. Its special method of vinification gives this cuvée a light, elegant flavour, followed by a fresh finish with a taste of raspberry."
PremiumCh d'Yquem 03Semillon, Sauv BlancSauternesBordeauxFr
PremiumLopez de Heredia Tondonia 94Tempranillo, Garnacho, Graciano, MazueloRiojaSpain
Capmartin Madiran L'Instant Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat, Fer ServadouBold RedMadiranFr13.00%2013Y"An elegant and versatile wine with a bouquet of dark berries such as blackcurrants. On the palate the wine is fresh with fine tannins".
Owen Roe Abbot's Table41% Zinfandel, 34% Sangiovese, 11% Malbec, Blaufränkisch, and MerlotBold RedColumbia ValleyWA14.10%2013Y"Sweet aromas of baked blueberries, pomegranate, violets, pencil shaving, clove & pepper. These sweet aromas give way to a more serious palate brimming with blueberry, white pepper and black tea with lasting tannins"
Grifalco VultureAglianicoBold RedBasilicataItaly14.00%2010Fresh, tart berry, violet and spicy fragrances; tasty juicy, dried berries and violets; chewy, with integrated tannins; "The Barolo of the South"
GrilfalcoAglianicoBold Reddel VultureBasilicataItaly13.50%2012YBold and earthy red fruit on the nose and in the mouth, balanced, complex and long with fine tannins and bright acidity
La MalkeridaBobalBold RedValenciaSpain12.50%2011YPretty black fruit on the nose wit a hint of spice, with more of the same in the mouth; fresh and easy
FoxbrookCabBold RedCA
Spring Valley Frederick RedCab (Bordeaux Blend)Bold RedWalla WallaWA14.70%2010Lovely bouquet of dark red fruit with hints of toast; lovely taste and fresh with nice persistence
Foxbrook Cabernet Sauv. 1.5lCab SauvBold RedCA
Felino (Paul Hobbs)Cab SauvBold RedMendozaArgentina14.50%2013YFresh, with bright red fruit and elegant frangrance; which continue in the mouth; smooth
Cantemerle Bordeaux RougeCab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc & Petit VerdotBold RedBordeauxFr2006Complex earth & red fruit bouquet; evolving in the glass; lovely and more of the same on the palate, fresh with nice length
Chateau Patache d'AuxCab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc, Petit VerdotBold RedMedocBordeauxFrYPowerful earthy spicey bouquet and flavors with a nice mouthfeel
Revelry Vintners, The RevelerCab Sauv, Merlot, etc.Bold RedColumbia ValleyWA13.90%2012Powerful bouquet with rich black fruit and fine balanced flavors; a dynamic wine, with layer after layer of flavor. 
Shannon RidgeCab Sauv, Syrah, Petit Syrah, MalbecBold RedLake CountryCA2009YBlackberry and fresh red fruit bouquet with eucalyptus notes; fresh red and black fruit on the palate; yummy!
Peju ProvinceCab Sauvignon 76%, Petit Verdot 13%, Merlot 6%, Malbec, Cab FrancBold RedNapaCA13.80%2011Beautiful and full bouquet of spicy and earthy black fruit with a hint of vanilla; same in the mouth, with a great feel, balanced, complex and long with silky tannins
Daumas De Gassac RougeCab, Merlot, Petit Verdot, + 12 more varietalsBold RedLanguedocFr13.50%2014Cranberry fruit, dark, sour notes, minerals, local herbs, long; harmony, finesse and elegance, from the Lafite of the Langquedoc
Ca' Momi Rosso di NapaCab, Merlot, Zin, Petit SyrahBold RedNapaCA13.50%2014Complex red fruit bouquet, fresh and delicious in the mouth; smooth
Aviary Red BlendCab, Zin, Merlot, Petit SyrahBold RedNapaCA13.80%2013Luscious red fruit bouquet with notes of vanilla and spice; with more of the same in the mouth, yet fresh and balanced
Halter RanchCaberent Sauvignon 80%, Petit Verdot 9%, Cabernet Franc 6%, Malbec 5%Bold RedPaso RoblesCA2008Black fruit and eucalyptus bouquet, elegant and minerally, layered fruit and minerals, well made and balanced, integrated tannins
Pedroncelli Cab 3 VineyardsCabernet Saurvignon with a little Cab Franc and Petit VerdotBold RedDry CreekCAAromas of red fruit with cocoa and currant notes, more of the same on the palate with a bright acidity, hints of eucalyptus, spice and toasty notes
AVV Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5LCabernet SauvBold RedAlexander ValleyCA
CucaoCabernet SauvignonBold RedChile"nice boquet of red fruit, coconut and cloves; rich, ripe, and persistent fruit on the palate"
Dante RobinoCabernet SauvignonBold RedMendozaArgentina13.50%2012Fine bouquet of dark red fruit continuing in the mouth with nice balance and acidity
Sharecropper'sCabernet SauvignonBold RedColumbia ValleyWA13.00%2013YBig red fruit but complex fragrance; balanced, with red fruit in the mouth; elegant, easy drinking and delicious
AquitaniaCabernet SauvignonBold RedMaipo ValleyChile14.00%2011"The nose combines fresh red fruit, cassis, dried herbs, and red pepper. The palate is complete with smooth tannins and loads of red fruit"
Jones WineryCabernet SauvignonBold RedWaluke SlopeColumbia ValleyWA14.20%2011Spice and floral aromas complement the smooth, cherry, and blackberry, flavors of this wine.
ChatomCabernet SauvignonBold RedCalaverasCA14.80%2009Lovely blackberry and eucalyptus bouquet; more of the same on the palate, fresh and balanced with good length
Hugh Hamilton "The Villain"Cabernet SauvignonBold RedMclaren ValeAustralia"The French talk of ‘cassis’ as the true essence of Cabernet fruit, and they get it in the warmer years in Bordeaux. We see it every year; an amalgam of savoury notes and black-currant"
The CounselorCabernet SauvignonBold RedAVVSonomaCA14.10%2013Beautiful inky nose with dried red fruit which continues in the mouth, full and delicious
Obsidian RidgeCabernet SauvignonBold RedRed HillsLake CountryCA14.30%2012Beautiful cab nose; eucalyptus, dark fruit with influences of volcanic soil; good structure and length, chewy,
Niner Estates Bootjack RanchCabernet SauvignonBold RedPaso RoblesCA14.30%2011 “Aromas of cherry and blackberry, bitter chocolate and lovely baking spices…flavors of cassis, cayenne and chocolate-covered espresso with well-integrated oak characters” Full bodied and delicious.
Owen Roe Cab SauvCabernet SauvignonBold RedWapatoYakimaWa14.10%2012YLovely bold red fruit bouquet, continuing in the mouth with eucalyptus notes and ripe tannins
BurgessCabernet SauvignonBold RedHowell MtnNapaCA"from the winery’s estate vineyards on Howell Mountain, you can sense the mountain intensity, both of tannins & fruity concentration. The flavors are impressive, suggesting black currant & mocha, with a minerality that grounds the wine"
LiparitaCabernet SauvignonBold RedOakville, NapaCA14.80%2009Intense beautiful dark fruit bouquet and flavors with hints of spice and mahogany, with a bold tannic structure
Liparita Yountville V BlockCabernet SauvignonBold RedNapaCA14.70%2009Beautiful and intense dark fruit bouquet which continues in the mouth with a hint of toast; powerful and balanced with nice tannins
Chono Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon 85%, Syrah 10%, Cabernet Franc 3%, Petit SyrahBold RedMaipo ValleyChile14.00%2012Y"With opulent aromas of red and black fruits, spices, tobacco and sweet toasty notes deriving from the oak, this Cab is soft and creamy on the palate, with good volume and medium body. This is a well balanced wine with soft and mature tannins, a nice acidity and a lingering finish"
Seavey Vineyard CaravinaCabernet Sauvignon 92%, Petit Verdot 8%Bold RedSt. HelenaNapaCA14.30%2011YWarm aromas of plum and blackberry resonate in the mouth, gently wrapped in a waft of rose petals. Neither opulent nor heavy, but revealing lively concentration and intensity, this wine exemplifies the savoriness of this unique growing season. This wine’s subtle complexity and harmony is revealed by an intriguing long-lived finish; no shortage of personality here”
HahnCabernet Sauvignon, a little MerlotBold RedCentral CoastCA14.50%2013Dark red fruit bouquet and palate, eucalyptus, refreshing, earthy and dark red fruit on the palate with spicy cocoa notes; smooth
Ch Phelan SegurCabernet Sauvignon, MerlotBold RedBordeauxFr2006Lovely and full spicy red fruit bouquet with clove notes; earthy, balanced and complex with red fruit persisting
Pont De Gassac Rouge 2014Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and SyrahBold RedLanguedocFrance2014"Nose of ripe plum, rose petal and creamy toffee with a note of aged cheese. The palate is complex. Tart red fruit, black-plum skin, strong tannin and an earthy ripe fruit finish"
Chat. Artigues Arnaud PauillacCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab FrancBold RedBordeauxFrFull, balanced and complex. Second label of Grand Puy Ducasse
Ch Bellegrave MedocCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit VerdotBold RedBordeauxFr2006Earthy, red fruit, spice and minerally nose; more of the same on the palate, fresh, balanced, complex and long
Promoshin Red BlendCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah and dash of Pinot NoirBold RedRRVSonoma CountyCANice ripe red fruit,with a touch of spice, and just a hint of oak; smooth…easy drinking
Taft StreetCabernet Sauvignon; Petit Verdot, Cab FrancBold RedSonomaCA14.50%2013Cab nose with Eucalyptus accents; absolutely delicious…they make Cabs only in the best years…this is one of them.
Salmon CreekCabernet SauvigonBold RedCANotes of black cherry, black olive, juniper, and anise are prevalent and are amplified by the fullness of body.
Carignanissime de CenteillesCarignanBold RedLanguedocFrYAromas of red fruit with earth and notes of cheese, rustic and plum. The mouth is warm and full, with rounded matter, and rich tannins
D'Aupilhac Le CarignaneCarignanBold RedMontpeyrouxLanguedocFr14.00%2012dark, brambly fruit and licorice, with smoke and complexity
Domaine MarieCarignan, Grenache, Syrah, MourvedreBold RedFaugeresLanquedocFr13.50%2013YPretty red flowers and fruit on the nose with a hint of earth; friendly in the mouth; smooth and nice
Domaine Gauby CalcinairesCarignan, Syrah, Grenache and MourvèdreBold RedRoussillonFr13.00%2012awesome, A lovely nose, with meaty saddle and barnyard aromas; lean fruit on the palate, lovely balance, finesse & a beguiling texture
Mayu (milky way in Inca)Carmenere 55%, Syrah 45%Bold RedChile14.50%2012Intense powerful red fruit and toasty bouquet; more of the same with a malty flavor and full mouthfeel
Chono CarmenereCarménère 85%, Petite Sirah 8%, Syrah 7%Bold RedMaipo ValleyChile14.00%2012Y"full flavours of red fruits, red roasted paprika, pepper and soft touches of vanilla! A wine with great elegance and character"
Campagne De CenteillesCinsaultBold RedMinervoisLanguedocFr13.50%2010YEarthy and spicey bouquet with dark fruit, clean in the mouth; hints of dirt and more spices on the palate with fresh tannins
Tenuta Chevalier AmaroneCorvina, Rodinella, MolinaraBold RedVenetoItaly15.00%2006YPrune bouquet, powerful with a hint of sweetness, which continues in the mouth with nice tannins; full and long
L'Enclos des Braves Rouge - GaillacDuras, Gamay and BraucolBold RedGaillacSWFrance13.00%2013"Like liquid dark velvet, with a crystal minerality that lasts for a ridiculously long time", fruity, spicy and perfumy, with soft tannins and a nice balance"
Ch De La Galiniere Le CengleGrenache, Syrah, and Cabernet SauvignonBold RedProvenceFr13.30%2012Y"Powerful & complex nose: strawberry, violet, black olives, spices. The palate is rich, full & silky. A radiant wine"
Halter Ranch Cotes de PasoGSM + TannatBold RedPaso RoblesCA14.80%2012Earthy and spicy black fruit bouquet and flavors, juicy, balanced, powerful and long; delicious
Schreckbichl ColterenzioLagreinBold RedAlto AdigeItaly2009Dried cranberries, with wet forest floor on the palate; black plums and earthy, with black fruit
Manincor, Riserve del ConteLagrein, Merlot, Cabernet SauvBold RedAlto AdigeItaly13.00%2012Y"Bouquet is of fruit, especially berries, giving way to spicy and savoury aromas with a hint of liquorice and pepper; tightly-knit on the palate with strong but supple tannins, great drinkability"
PetalosMenciaBold RedBierzoSpain14.00%2008Lavender and rose bouquet, pure, opulent, dark berry flavor, forest floor, elegant minerals (it's grown on schist similar to that in Priorat) and a little earthiness; a joy to drink
Ch Des LeotinsMerlot, Cab Sauv, Cab FrancBold RedBordeauxFr12.50%2013Nice clean bouquet; pretty, with cherry, blackcurrant, vanilla and a touch of violet, easy drinking
La PurisimaMonastrellBold RedYeclaSpain14.00%2014Earthy and lush fruit bouquet (blackberries); which continues in the mouth with a full freshness
Finamore MontepulcianoMontepulcianoBold RedD'AbruzzoItaly12.50%2011YIntense blackberry fragrances with spicy notes; more of the same on the palate, complex, fresh and nicely balanced
Frentana RubestoMontepulcianoBold RedD'AbruzzoItaly13.50%2009Smoky big black fruit aromas with spicy notes; smooth, complex, fresh and earthy with more smoke, hints of vanilla and long on the palate
Santo Stefano Mont. d'AbruzzoMontepulcianoBold RedAbruzzoItalyDeep red ruby color, with an aroma of ripe fruit combined with a hint of spice and vanilla; rich, velvety, with good structure that is moderate tannic and balanced.
Cantine Mucci CanticoMontepulcianoBold RedD'AbruzzoItaly13.50%2009Rich and bold bouquet with dark fruit with nice spiciness; which continues in the mouth with a nice balance and length; delicious
Tolenus Rosso, Cantina Numa, Piceno DOCMontepulciano 60, Sangiovese 25, Syrah 15Bold RedMarcheItaly13.50%2012YA panoply of fruit fragrance with notes of earth; continues in the mouth, full with integrated tannins
Amphora HeringerMourvedreBold RedClarksburgSonomaCA14.50%2012Lovely deep dark nose with prune notes that open up in the glass; delicious, full and long
Bandol La Bastide BlancheMourvedreBold RedBandolProvenceFr"A sumptuous perfume of cassis, raspberries, pepper, garrigue and lavender. Full-bodied, rich, pure and well-balanced, a heck-of-a-value from Bandol as red wines of this quality usually cost twice as much."
Chat. Pradeaux Bandol '07MourvedreBold RedBandolProvenceFrAwesome! Huge!
Pibarnon Bandol Rouge '10MourvedreBold RedBandolProvenceFr
Simone Palette RougeMourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault + manyBold RedPaletteProvenceFr"a tenacious but ultimately elegant wine…..with stunning complexity.”
Domaine D'AupilhacMourvedre, Syrah, Carignan, CinsaultBold RedMontpeyrouxLanguedocFr0Intense dried red fruit and spicy bouquet; same in the mouth, big and bold with significant tannins
Guidobono LangheNebbioloBold RedCanalePiedmontItaly14.00%2014Elegant bouquet of violets and leather with earthy notes; continuing in the mouth, with nice tannins and good length
Guidobono LoretoNebbioloBold RedPiemonteItalyLeather, roses, mushrooms and dark fruits on the nose and in the mouth; ample in the mouth with soft tannins; better than some Barolos
Cantina del PinoNebbioloBold RedBarbarescoPiedmontItaly2004This wine has all of the fruit and spicy characteristics of the traditional Barbarescos but ready to be consumed young. Complex and smooth with good structure of fruit and tannins.
San Silvestro BaroloNebbioloBold RedBaroloPiedmontItaly2004Nice and earthy, brickish red fruit and spices bouquet; elegant, smooth and complex, ready to drink
Fenocchio BaroloNebbioloBold RedPiedmontItalyThe bouquet is rich with fruit & floral fragrances, and spiced scents. An elegant and velvety wine, characterized by completeness and balance.
Paitin Barbaresco SoriNebbioloBold RedPiemonteItalyA fantastic Barbaresco…earthy and delicious
Anna Maria Abbona BaroloNebbioloBold RedSerralungaPiemonteItaly14.00%2011YComplex boquet with violets, leather, spice and barnyard, all continuing in the mouth with elegance, freshness and length
Cantina del Pino BarbaresoNebbioloBold RedBarbarescoPiedmontItaly2004classic; love the nose, complex powerful nose; and same on the mouth
Renato Ratti BaroloNebbioloBold RedLa MorraPiemonteItaly14.50%2010"A bouquet with traces of licorice and tobacco. Full flavored, full-bodied and elegant."
Cantina del Pino AlbesaniNebbioloBold RedBarbarescoPiemonteItalyY“Rich, round and enveloping, with a wonderful dark red fruit complimented by spices, dried flowers and roses which add complexity on the palate. The intensity of the fruit covers the tannins nicely, and with time the wine’s power becomes more evident”
Aurelio Settimo BaroloNebbioloBold RedBaroloPiedmontItaly2004brick color; 24 mo oak in large casks; earthy, intense, minerally nose with dried currants; luscious on the palate, with good balance and moderate tannins
Travaglini GattinaraNebbioloBold RedPiedmontItaly13.50%2009"Deep ruby red color with garnet reflections. Aromas of red fruit, blackberry, plum and licorice with hints of vanilla and leather. Full-bodied, with intense flavors of cherry, raspberry and spice culminating in a long and smooth finish"
Chat. Laurou FrontonNegrette, Syrah and Cab SauvignonBold RedFrontonFr13.00%2013Y"Meaty and full but with just enough ripe fruit to level out the earth and tannic structure, the nose is all dark fruit and dried herbs, the palate is firm, full and assertive"
LuccarelliNegroamaroBold RedPugliaItalyYBold scents of ripe and dark red fruit; fruit forward and smooth on the palate
Mimmo Paone Nero D'AvolaNero D'AvolaBold RedSicilyItaly0YJuicy black fruit, tobacco and lead pencil bouquet; fresh fruit, balanced and nice acidity in the mouth, nice!
Shannon Ridge Petit SirahPetit SirahBold RedLake CountryCA13.90%2013Y"Shows off dark fruits of blackberry, blueberry, and hints of cranberry. Black pepper, cedar, warm spices and toasty vanilla notes"
Dancing Coyote Petite SyrahPetit SyrahBold RedClarksburghCA13.90%2011Beautiful inky and dark fruit bouquet, nicely balanced with tastes of black raspberry and hints of eucalyptus
FoppianoPetit SyrahBold RedRRVSonomaCa"Blueberries, dark chocolate and black cherry aromatics with a touch of floral and spice. Smooth, fruity and easygoing in the mouth with ripe blackberry, plum, blueberry and cherry; supple tannins balanced with a strong backbone of acidity"
AmphoraPetit SyrahBold RedDry CreekSonomaCA15.00%2008Brambly blackberry and toast notes; full in the mouth with dark chocolate, dark plum and significant tannins
Rooiberg WineryPinotageBold RedSARed fruit bouquet; Banana and blackberry flavors with hints of burnt rubber, vanilla and candy fruit on the palate.
LuccarelliPrimitivoBold RedPugliaItaly13.50%2014YLuscious big red fruit bouquet; fresh black fruit and good acid on the palate, with integrated tannins, good power and good length
Pravis Lasino Rebo RigottiReboBold RedTrentinoItaly13.00%2011YBright cherry bouquet with a hint of earth; balanced with fresh acidity and light tannins
Perticaia SagrantinoSagrantinoBold RedMontefalcoUmbriaItalyYGreat wine from a great winery; bold, with lots of plum notes
Perticaia Sagrantino '04SagrantinoBold RedMontefalcoUmbriaItaly2004Y
Jakeli SaperaviSaperaviBold RedGeorgia14.70%2012YPowerful inky prunes and earth on the nose; continues in the mouth for a long time
Bressan SchioppettinoSchioppettinoBold RedFriuliItaly2009neutral slavonian oak; all by hand; releases when ready; stewed black fruit bouquet & rustic; elegant red fruit in the palate
Rooiberg WineryShirazBold RedBreede River ValleySAThis is an elegant and flavoursome Shiraz with typical smokey aromas. The pleasant oak element adds additional flavour to a wine which is already extremely drinkable
The GateKeeperShirazBold RedAustralia2008unfiltered, 2 yrs oak, dark fruit, intense bouquet, eucalyptus; yummy, long, balanced, surprising
Paxton Quandong FarmShirazBold RedMcLaren ValeAustralia13.00%2012YEarthy, spicy black fruit bouquet; continuing on the palate with coffee notes, lush, persistent and coats the tounge
Heartland Spice TraderShiraz 60%, Cabernet SauvignonBold RedLanghorne CreekSouthAustralia14.50%2012Intense spicy dried red fruit bouquet and flavors; coats the tongue and persists
Hugh Hamilton, Black OpsShiraz 93%, Saperavi 7%Bold RedSouthAustralia14.50%2010Intense red fruit explosion with notes of dried blueberries; more of the same in the mouth, full, powerful, complex and fresh at the same time; well made
Post House Penny BlackShiraz, Merlot, Cab Sauv, Petit Verdot, Chenin BlanBold RedSA15.00%"An elegant wine with  a soft entry but with a firm but supple finish. Dark inky black colour. Initial nose of floral petals, blackcurrant, fruitcake, white  pepper & spice. Rounded tannins & ample fruit results in a layered & complex wine"
Domaine Vincent Paris, les CotesSyrahBold RedSt. JosephRhoneFr13.00%2013YBlack fruit and pepper bouquet; nicely balanced, fresh and long with nice tannnis
Cuvee Balthazar SyrahSyrahBold RedLa LaviniereMinervoisFrance14.00%2012Intense red spicy red fruit bouquet, continuing in the mouth, with nice tannins and length
Ch. de Flaugergues SommeliereSyrah 30%, Grenache 50%, Mourvedre 20%Bold RedLanguedocFr14.50%2009Red raspberry and minerality bouquet; good acid, balanced and fresh with all kinds of red fruit; opens up to earthiness; delicious
Raymond/Collection Lot No 7 Field BlendSyrah, Cab Sauv, Merlot, Zin, Petit Sirah, Sangiovese & Pinot NoirBold RedNapaCA2006A bouquet of blackberry fruit and exotic spices; delicious tangy fruit, structure and nice length in the mouth, ready to drink
Domaine de TrevallonSyrah, Cabernet SauvignonBold RedAlpillesProvenceFr12.50%2011YSavage red friut with powerful blueberry fruit and hints of black pepper; with more in the mouth; some animal notes, complex and changing in the glass
JP Azeitao TintoSyrah, Castelao, Aragonez (Tempranillo)Bold RedSetubalPortugal13.50%2015YFresh and poweful herbal red fruit, and more of the same in the mouth; smooth and ready to drink
Mas de la Dame, La GourmandeSyrah, GrenacheBold RedProvenceFrance14.50%2012YFull and fine red licorice bouquet, with the same in the mouth plus garrigue (flora of SW Fr) flavors; delicious
Ermitage Tour de PierresSyrah, Grenache, MourvèdreBold RedPic St-LoupLanguedocFrY"Abundant aromas of blackberries, cassis, charcoal, graphite and damp earth. Medium to full-bodied with silky tannins and a long finish, this big-time overachiever should drink nicely for 4-5 years" (Kermit Lynch)
Chateau Mourgues du Gres Les Galets RougeSyrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, CarignanBold RedCostieres de NimesFr14.50%2010YPowerful mixed red fruit bouquet with a nice spiciness; full and delicious with hints of leather and truffle notes
Pedroncelli Friends RedSyrah, Merlot, Zinfandel and Petite SirahBold RedSonomaCA"From fruity aromas to the lingering finish, this wine blends the flavors of ripe berry, plum, and warm spice together for an easy-to-drink, approachable glass"
Bodegas Carrau Tannat ReservaTannatBold RedUruguay"Rich aromas of ripe red fruits, plums and liquorice. The oak gives complex flavours of fresh tobacco, with soft tannins, length on the palate and a chewy body"
Rojo MojoTempranillo, Syrah, GarnachaBold RedLa ManchaSpainFriendly bouquet with red fruit; smooth and round on the palate, with cherry flavors ; easy drinking
BenvenutiTeranBold RedIstraCroatia14.00%2012Full bodied, complex and persistent yet fresh on the palate with good acidity
Cistus RedTinta Roriz, Touriga Nationale, Touriga Franca, Tinta BarrocaBold RedDouroPortugal14.50%2012YFresh red raspberry boquet with bright fresh flavors and spicy notes, a nice balance, complexity with nice depth
Casal Monteiro RougeTouriga Nacional 25%, Touriga Franca 25%, Merlot 25%, Syrah 25%Bold RedTejoPortugal13.00%2009Bold and intense red fruit bouquet; similar in the mouth with plums, balance, freshness, acidity and length; delicious
Forma de Arte ReservaTouriga Nacional 50%, Cabernet S 50%Bold RedTejoPortugal14.00%2009Dark and dusty ripe fruit bouquet; palate similar with cedar notes; delicious
Monsecco BarbatassoVespolinaBold RedColline NovaresiPiedmontItaly12.50%2012"It is a masculine but elegant wine marked by a strong flavor of bitter cherry with an intense minerality to its finish"; can chill slightly
Monte Volpe Primo RossoZin, Dolcetto + 3 othersBold RedMendocinoCA14.50%2012Pretty red and black fruit w. hints of vanilla and violets in the bouquet; Jammy in the mouth with smokey notes, delicious.
Shannon Ridge ZinZinfandelBold RedLake CountryCA13.90%2013Y"Extracted character of raspberry and blackberry, with notes of pie spice, clove and anise……rich with a lingering finish"
Pedroncelli; Mother CloneZinfandelBold RedDry CreekSonomaCA14.80%2012YBig red fruit on the nose with mulberries on the palate; fresh and full
ChatomZinfandelBold RedCalaverasCA14.90%2007Intense ripe fruit and spice bouquet; more of the same on the palate, with balanced complexity & structure
Pietra SantaZinfandelBold RedCienega ValleyCA14.50%2011Big lush black rapsberry bouquet and flavors; earth tones with plum and pepper notes; long on the palate
AVV Redemption ZinZinfandelBold RedDry CreekCA2007Black fruit and intense bouquet; raisiny and big jam on the palate
Klinker Brick ZinfandelZinfandelBold RedLodiCA15.80%2011Big fruit explosion bouquet; delicious and intense fruit in the mouth
AmphoraZinfandelBold RedDry CreekCA0Red plum and sweet thyme aromas; with steel and black pepper in the mouth
Kenneth Volk Lime KilnZinfandelBold RedCA15.40%2010Lovely spicey dark red fruit bouquet with notes of cedar, luscious red fruit in the mouth
Peter Franus Brandlin VineyardZinfandelBold RedNapaCA15.50%2008Very Intense and complex nose; absolutely delicious, complex and balanced, blueberries, with power and smoothness at the same time
Ramian ReserveZinfandelBold RedCalistogaNapaCA14.80%2011Zin lovers take note: This is a rare and wonderful zin; Powerful luscious red fruit fragrances and taste with toasty vanilla notes; full in the mouth, with nice tannins and extreme length
Hartford Zinfandel "Jolene"ZinfandelBold RedSonomaCA
Aida Zinfandel '05ZinfandelBold RedCA
Boneshaker ZinfandelZinfandel + a little CabBold RedLodiCA15.00%2012YBig and Bold. "Flavors ranging from macerated blackberry and plum jam to sweet dark chocolate set against a velvety mouthfeel and a richly satisfying finish"
Enkidu Old Vine ZinfandelZinfandel 75%, Carignane, Alicante Bouschet, Petit SyrahBold RedSonoma ValleyCA15.40%2013Brambly blackberry fragrances and flavors with anise notes; a jammy mouthful with a soft, velvety
liqueur coating the mouth with hints of coffee and pepper spice
Trentadue Old Patch Red Lot# 41Zinfandel, Petite Sirah & CarignaneBold RedGeyservilleSonomaCA14.20%2014Intense dark cherry aromas w. blueberries and cherry cola nuances with spicy notes: fresh, juicy & bright, finishing long and fruity
Shannon Ridge Wrangler RedZinfandel, Syrah, Petit Syrah, Cab SauvBold RedClear LakeCA2012YIntense dried red fruit on the nose, luscious and full in the mouth...flavors of blackberry, cinnamon and a hint of vanilla.
Condes De AlbareiAlbarinoCrisp WhiteRias BaixasSpain2010Fresh with lime fruit bouquet; yummy, nice fruit, with good acidity, minerality and length
Marimar Don Miguel AlbarinoAlbarinoCrisp WhiteRRVSonomaCA12.50%2014YFresh and elegant bouquet with nice dried pear notes, continuing in the mouth with a nice feel and length; delicious
Terra Antiga Vinho VerdeAlbarino, Loureiro, etcCrisp WhitePortugal"Bright, lively and fruity, this is a delicious, crisp, dry Vinho Verde, with citrus notes, a bright texture, lively acidity and a touch of sprit"
Monte das Talhas (Amphora)Antão Vaz, Roupeiro, Arinto, Rabo de OvelhaCrisp WhiteAlentejanoPortugal13.50%2014YLime notes with more stone fruit bouquet, fresh and tasty in the mouth with nice acid
Casale del Giglio BiancoBelloneCrisp WhiteLazioItaly12.00%2014Boquet and flavors of stone fruit with notes of melon; fresh, with nice with nice minerality and a hint of sea breeze
Tommasone BiancolellaBiancolellaCrisp WhiteIschiaCampaniaItaly13.00%YIntense dried pear, apricot and lechee with hint of mint and hazelnut; nice acidity with a hint of salinity
Sisters Forever Unoaked ChardCharddonayCrisp WhiteCentral CoastCAFresh tropical fruit with nice softness and a hint of cream; balanced, pretty, delicious and persistent with a crisp finish; a winner.
La Cote BlancheChardonnayCrisp WhiteMaconBurgundyFr2009Pretty stone fruit bouquet and flavors with nice acid; fresh, with good minerality
La Chablisienne ChablisChardonnayCrisp WhiteChablisBurgundyFr12.50%2012"Wonderful poise between fresh, bright citrus fruit, a rounded mouthfeel and a mineral finish. On the lees for 12 months before releasing adds complexity to the mix with a long, harmonious finish"
Gautheron Chablis Premier Cru, Les ForneauxChardonnayCrisp WhiteBurgundyFrance13.00%2014"Rich and elegant, with ripe tropical fruit and a bit of apricot; rich and round, with more exotic fruit and solid minerals, a hint apple-pie and an enjoyable length"
Margarides Chard/ArintoChardonnay, ArintoCrisp WhiteTejoPortugal13.00%2011Buttery pear and ripe apple fragrances; more of the same on the palate with a nice mouthfeel, fresh and long
Vigneron Grange des DamesClairette, Grenache Blanc, BourboulencCrisp WhiteVentouxRhoneFr13.00%2013Fresh lively bouquet with nice tropical fruit which continues in the mouth, delicious
Vadiaperti Coda di Volpe (Tail of the Fox)Coda di VolpeCrisp WhiteCampaniaItaly2013Ydry, clean and savory, with a hint nectarine; slightly tropical and a bit spicy with saline notes
Vadiaperti Coda di Volpe (Tail of the Fox)Coda di VolpeCrisp WhiteCampaniaItaly2013Ydry, clean and savory, with a hint nectarine; slightly tropical and a bit spicy with saline notes
Le MontalusColombard 50%, Terret 50%Crisp WhiteLanguedocFrance12.00%2014Vibrant and fresh, with fragrances and flavors of citrus, with nice acidity
Cassagnoles Gascogne BlendColombard, Gros Manseng, Ugni Blanc Crisp WhiteGasconyFrance12.00%2014Y"Aromatic, herbal and luscious with white pineapple and grassy notes", fresh and zesty; mindful of a nice sauvignon blanc; great value
Ca da Meo GaviCorteseCrisp WhiteGaviItaly12.00%2013YFresh dried pear bouquet with hints of green olive with the same in the mouth with nice acid and length
Margaretenhof ElblingEblingCrisp WhiteSaarGermanyStone fruit, minerally with notes of lime, dark berries and petrol, intense fresh fruit with a hints of caramel sweetness, balanced and long with nice acidity
Aia dei Colombi FalanghinaFalanghinaCrisp WhiteCampaniaItaly13.50%2011Stones and minerals on the palate; delicious, thick texture, with great minerality and stone fruit, hint of anise, with a long finish
Vadiaperti Fiano di AvellinoFianoCrisp WhiteCampaniaItalyY"Still white wine, medium bodied, soft and fragrant, elegant and fresh, with pleasant fruity and mineral notes"
Jean Aubron, Sur LieFolle BlancheCrisp WhiteNantesLoireFrance11.00%2014"Crisp and bright as the sun, with notes of lime zest and limestone, white flowers and a bit of beachy salinity, this is the perfect white wine to stock up on for the summer”
Inama SoaveGarganega 100%Crisp WhiteVenetoItaly2008Nice bouquet, clean and minerally, creamy quality, long, hits the entire mouth, green olives, unique
Tenua la Falcona BiancoGargenega, Trebbiano, Pinot Bianco, ChardonnayCrisp WhiteCustozaVenetoItaly13.00%2014YLovely floral pear and apricot bouquet and flavor, with a nice mouthfeel, fresh and delicious!
Abadia Oliva Garnacha BlancaGarnache BlancaCrisp WhiteNavarraSpainYThis ancient wine has a lovely bouquet with ample fruit, freshness and minerality in the mouth; complex and long
BenazaGodelloCrisp WhiteMonterreiSpain12.50%2014"Fresh aromas of citrus & bright herbal notes that continue on the palate with green apple and pit fruit flavors that round out the mineral acidity"
Perticaia Grechetto UmbriaGrechetto 90%, Trebbiano Spoletino 10%Crisp WhiteMontefalcoUmbriaItalyY"fruits such as yellow peaches, apricots, and camomile, embellished with hints of citrus. Wine of an optimum structure with a tannin finish and taste intensity."
Librandi Ciro BiancoGrecoCrisp WhiteCampaniaItaly12.50%2013YAromas of peaches and citrus fruits complement undertones of herbs and flowers.  On the palate, zesty acidity and a long finish showcase this wine's subtle hints of toasted almonds and macadamia nuts
Vadiaperti Greco Di TufoGreco di TufoCrisp WhiteCampaniaItaly Fresh minerality with lime notes; more freshness, nice acidity and good length; a good food wine
Molino a Vento BlancGrilloCrisp WhiteSicilyItalyYFresh, with peach, dried pear and green olive boquet, continuing in the mouth, nice minerality, full, rich and long
Dom Des Cassagnoles ReserveGros MansengCrisp WhiteCotes de GascogneFrElegant and complex fruit and mineral bouquet with apple notes and tastes, fresh with mountain air and alpine flowers
Uriondo XakolinaHondarrabi Zuri 70%, Mune Mahatsa 20%, Txori Mahatsa 10%Crisp WhiteBasque countrySpain12.00%2010 Complex minerality with lovely freshness. "Fresh green apples and citric notes. The flavors on the palate are refreshing and almost salty." This light and crisp wine is bottled with residual carbon to give it its signature natural spritz.
Abymes, Roger LabbeJacquereCrisp WhiteSavoieFr11.00%2013YDried pear, stones and minerals; high acidity; great for fondue
Vigouroux Gaillac Blanc Goule.Loin de L'Oeil 80%, Sauvignon Blanc 20%Crisp WhiteGaillacFr12.00%2012YWhite flower and Granny Smith bqouquet; fresh with white peach and nice mouth feel and a hint of nut
Cognettes MuscadetMelon de BourgogneCrisp WhiteSevre et MaineLoireFr2010Lean and minerally with citrus notes and the sea, nice heft with a crisp finish
Pravis Le Frate NosiolaNosiolaCrisp White3TrentinoItaly13.00%2013YHoney, tropical fruit and herbal notes on the bouquet, beautiful in the mouth, fresh, full and long
Cucao PXPedro JiminezCrisp WhiteCasa BlancaChile20Lemon zest, orange peel & white pepper bouquet; the mouth is silky with waves of citrus fruit & summer squash, leading to a crisp finish with sea-salty flavors.
St. Peyre de PinetPicPoul de PinetCrisp WhiteLanguedocFrAromas of peach, pear, melon & pineapple complemented by subtle floral tones of clover & fruit tree blossom
Branchini PignolettoPignolettoCrisp WhiteEmilia RomagnaItaly12.50%2013Fresh pear and stones on the nose and in the mouth with notes of celery and hint of the ocean
Foxbrook 750mlPinot GrigioCrisp WhiteCA2009nice fruit bouquet, apple notes and fresh fruit; good for price, easy drinking
CabertPinot GrigioCrisp WhiteFriuliItaly12.50%2014"delicately scented of acacia. Dry but gentle, round, full, pleasantly bitter, with hints of nuts and toasted bread"
Foxbrook 1.5lPinot GrigioCrisp WhiteCA2009good for price, easy drinking
Schreckbichl ColterenzioPinot GrigioCrisp WhiteAlto AdigeItaly13.00%2014YFresh stone and tropcal fruit bouquet with hints of olive; Rich, full, clean and complex on the palate, good acid and length
Tramin Pinot GrigioPinot GrigioCrisp WhiteAlto AdigeItaly2009beautiful nose, almond, minerally, floral; medium bodied, a lot going on; peach, apricot
Branko PG CollioPinot GrigioCrisp WhiteFriuliItaly14.50%2012YExcellent: full bodied for a Pinot Grigio; Lovely bouquet of dried pear with a hint of apple; full and delicious in the mouth and very long
BressanPinot GrigioCrisp WhiteFriuliItalyYElegantly bodied with a fruity aroma whose nuance is flowery when young; as it matures it assumes a more broad and penetrating bouquet recalling dry hay, walnuts and toasted almonds
King Estate Pinot Gris 375Pinot GrisCrisp WhiteOregon
HahnPinot GrisCrisp WhiteCentral CoastCACAFresh pear & peach fruit bouquet and flavors; bright and full on the palate; nice length
Torii MorPinot GrisCrisp WhiteWillametteOR13.80%2014Y“Floral notes of honeysuckle followed by ripe Bartlett pear, green apples and dried herbal spice. The flavors beautifully reflect the aroma with crisp acidity and a light mineral essence.”
WillakenziePinot GrisCrisp WhiteWillametteOR2007Aromas of peach, pear, melon & pineapple, which continue on the palate; cold and crisp, with a bit of chalk and a hint of nuttiness
Domaine J.Cattin Pinot GrisPinot GrisCrisp WhiteAlsaceFr13.00%2013"Slightly smoky, fruity with apricot notes; Palate: Cardamom, vanilla and cinnamon notes mixed with light apricot and tangerine flavors. Spicy and autumnal hints"
TbilvinoRkatsiteliCrisp WhiteKakhetiGeorgia12.00%2014"aromas of peach and forest fruit, with notes of apple and a fesh acidity"
Sileni NANO Sauv BlancSauv BlanCrisp WhiteNZA crisp and bright single serving; comes with a wine "glass"
Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc 375Sauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteDry CreekSonomaCA
Bourgeois Petit BourgeoisSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteLoireFr2008Aromatic with pleasant flower and fruit fragrances...on the palate it reveals a freshness and vivacity.
Raymond R CollectionSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteCAFresh citrus and peach bouquet with a hint of flint; same in the mouth, easy drinking
La Chablisienne SauvignonSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteSt BrisBurgundyFr12.50%2013"Vibrant, lemongrass and lime aromas leap out of the glass. Mouth-watering and juicy with terrific minerality and length. Medium-bodied and refreshing"
GiesenSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteMarlboroughNew Zealand13.00%2012YGooseberry and grass on the bouquet, with the same in the mouth with a nice feel and good acid
Shannon RidgeSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteLake CountryCA2009YNice citrus and tropical fruit, nice balance, a good value SB
Greenstone PointSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteMarlboroughNew Zealand12.00%2014"shows rich gooseberry and tropical fruit aromas with an edge of complexity. The palate is lively and refreshing with a long, lingering finish"
The NedSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteWaihopai RiverMarlboroughNew Zealand12.50%2013Citrus and tropical fruit with a nice mouthfeel, layered, luscious and long (winemaker formerly at Oyster Bay)
Taft Street Sauv Blanc RRSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteRussian RiverCA“Vibrant and pure, with a fine stoney edge framing lemon and herb notes. There is a juicy, mouthwatering intensity that lingers through the superfresh finish”
Robledo, The Seven BrothersSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteLake CountryCA"Aromas of honeysuckle and mango.  On the palate are notes of green tea, citrus and lemongrass"
Amisfield Sauvignon BlancSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteCentral OntagioNew Zealand13.30%2013Fresh grassy citrus bouquet and flavors; pretty in the mouth,fresh zippy and long
Domaine de Reuilly Les Pierres PlatesSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteReuillyLoireFrYThis wine is from a vineyard with Chablis- like soil full of chalk, fossils and sea shells. The fruit is lively, with white flower perfumes, citrus and minerality. It has finesse and precision.
Pelle Menetou-Salon MoroguesSauvignon BlancCrisp Whitemenetou-salonLoireFr12.50%2014YFull and complex bouquet; like the first one but a step up; rounder & fuller
Raimbault SancerreSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteLoireFrance12.50%2014Gooseberry; great steely minerality (can almost taste the ocean fossils in the soil), nice mouthfeel; complex and long.
Dom. Janine Crochet SancerreSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteLoireFr13.00%2012Minerally citrus and wet stone frangrance; lean and minerally in the mouth with notes of kiwi; characteristic; persistent; Wow!
GreywackeSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteMarlboroughNew Zealand13.50%2013YElegant and intense citrus, full with a nice mouthfeel, balance and persistence; delicious; Cloudy Bay winemaker left to start Greywacke
Peju Sauvignon BlancSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteNapaCA13.80%2013Citrus and stone fruit, with hints of pear and pineapple; continuing in the mouth, full with nice acidity
Riffault SancerreSauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteSancerreLoireFr"On the nose, the wine reveals aromas of white fleshed fruit and citrus. The generosity of the soil has resulted in a wine that is full-bodied on the palate. The fine minerality and acidity gives the wine freshness. It can be enjoyed on its own or with shell-fish or fish dishes"
Henry Pelle "Les Bornes"Sauvignon BlancCrisp Whitemenetou-salonLoireFr12.50%2014YMindful of a very good Sancerre; fresh and balanced with nice complexity and length
Bodegas CarrauSauvignon Blanc Sur LieCrisp WhiteUruguay0YGreen apple and dried pear bouquet and flavor with a hint of Ginger and Fennel; full in the mouth
ChatomSauvignon Blanc w touch of semillonCrisp WhiteCalaverasCA14.90%2007“Inviting aromas of honeysuckle and quince are woven into the nose with hints of herbs and white pepper.”
Ch Nicot Entre -Deux -MersSauvignon Blanc, a bit of SemillonCrisp WhiteEntre-Deux-MersBordeauxFr2010Citrus and kiwi bouquet; smooth, citrus and pear on the palate, nice mouth feel, good length, refreshing
Chateau de BonhosteSauvignon Blanc, Semillon, MuscadelleCrisp WhiteBordeauxFr12.50%2012Chalky minerality with citrus bouquet; nice full mouthfeel, with balanced fruit and minerals
Harlaftis WhiteSavatianoCrisp WhitePelloponeseGreece12.50%2013Dry minerally bouquet and flavors, nicely balanced and fresh with good persistence
Perticaia Trebbiano SpoletinoSpoletino TrebbianoCrisp WhiteMontefalcoUmbriaItalyYTropical fruit fragrances, with yellow flowers, full-bodied wine, with an enjoyable freshness and solidity, supported by an excellent base and nice follow-through
Wirsching Sylvaner TrockenSylvanerCrisp WhiteGermany12.00%2013"A full-bodied, powerful wine with a neutral bouquet and a delicate, mild acidity... the wine surprises with playfulness and elegance"
Ottella LuganaTurbiana (clone of Trebbiano)Crisp WhiteVenetoItaly12.00%2014The bouquet is almost luscious with mineral, pear and peach notes; more of the same on the palate, round, with a touch of glucerin and nice persistence
EntrefloresVerdejoCrisp WhiteRuedaSpainFloral citrus fragrances with hints of minerality; same continues in the mouth with nice texture and length
CasamaroVerdejo and ViuraCrisp WhiteRuedaSpain13.00%2010Green/grassy nose (great); citrusy, good acid, nice in the mouth with notes of quince, melon, and apricot
Fattoria Coroncino, Il BaccoVerdicchioCrisp WhiteMarcheItaly14.00%2013YLovely stone fruit bouquet; fresh and soft with concentrated pear, lovely mouthfeel, delicious, full and long; low sulfites; "an impish party starter"
Santa Maria la Palma AragostaVermentinoCrisp WhiteSardegnaItaly12.50%2014YFresh dried stone fruit with a hint of green olive and cocoa bean, which continues in the mouth; assertive with good acidity, minerality and persistence with a hint of the ocian
Cantina di Gallura LebioriVermentinoCrisp WhiteSardegnaItaly12.50%2014YLovely fresh nose with nice dried pear; rich and full in the mouth
Montenidoli Tradizionale (organic)VernacciaCrisp WhiteSan GimignanoTuscanyItaly13.00%2012Floral and bright with minerally aromas, which continues in the mouth with notes of pear; lingers
Montenidoli CaratoVernacciaCrisp WhiteSan GimignanoTuscanyItalyY"The" top vernaccia….can age many years. Very rich and complex, with layers of flavors and very long
Le Petit Balthazar BlancViognier 50% Sauvignon BlancCrisp WhiteLanquedocFr11.00%2013YFloral bouquet of fresh sliced peaches and into the mouth; fresh and zippy, with a nice mouthfeel
Neige Apple Ice WineApplesDessertQuebecCanadaOn the nose it is pure and clean, the aroma of freshly-picked ripe apple with striking intensity. On the palate it's a crisp, flavorful attack. A perfect balance of sugar and acidity
Renesium MalviraArneisDessertPiedmontItaly12.00%Beautiful hazelnut, caramel & tropical fruit, apricot notes and hints of caramel
Garitina Brachetto NiadesBrachettoDessertD'AquiPiemonteItaly2009Bouquet and flavors of violets, plums,and cranberries with restrained sweetness, nice acid and good structure
Malvira BirbetBrachetto LungoDessertLanghePiemonteItaly5.00%NVAromatec perfume of strawberries, berries, rose petals with more of the same on the palate; nicely balanced
Baumard Quarts de ChaumeChenin BlancDessertLoireFr2008Deliciously sweet without being unctuous
Agricola Cottini ReciotoCorvina, Rodinella, Covinone, MolinaraDessertVenetoItaly
Barbadillo Fino SherryFino SherryDessertJerezSpainNVOxidized, almonds, nuts, olives, green apples, great with tapas
Justino's Sweet MadieraFull RichDessertMadeiraPortugal19.00%Y"Sweet with notes of caramel, spice and dried fruit; rich, full-bodied, soft, and richly textured with good acidity on the finish"
Royal Tokaji 5 PuttonyosFurmintDessertHungary2006Tarnished gold color; gold leaf bouquet, elegant sweetness with botrytis elements; sweet, nutty, apricots, fig, and honey, with good acidity
Ca Rugate Recioto di Soave 07GarganegaDessertVenetoItaly
Chapoutier BanyulsGrenacheDessertBanyulsRoussilonFr16.00%NV
Mas Amiel Maury 10 YearGrenacheDessertRoussilonFrAged one year in demi-john, then nine years in oak. This elegant wine redolent of roasted chestnuts, toasted pralines, dried cherries, and cocoa powder is smooth and polished on the palate, retains a lovely, refreshing brightness and finishes with superb subtlety of flavor and sweetness
Dom du Duy Banyuls Vin Doux NaturelGrenacheDessertLanguedocFrance16.50%1980Sweet and special amber dessert wine….the last of it's kind, a Pairing exclusive.
Domaine Cauhape, Ballet d'OctobreGros Manseng, Petit MansengDessertJuranconFr13.00%2015"Attractive, fresh and lively, this wine offers exotic flavors and citrus, blended with beautiful notes of luscious fruit", with nice (but not too much) sweetness
Pojer e Sandri MerlinoLagreinDessertItalyDelicious….esp w chocolate; similar to a port but finer with less alcohic taste
Taylor MadeiraMadeiraDessertNY
Cribari MadeiraMadeiraDessertMadieraPortugal
Justino's Rainwater MadeiraMadeira grapesDessertPortugal
Florio SweetMarsalaDessertMarsalaSicilyItaly
Florio DryMarsalaDessertMarsalaSicilyItaly
Bodegas Olivares MonastrellMonastrellDessertSpain
La CalieraMoscatoDessertAstiPiemonteItaly2009The intense aroma carries a fragrance of candied fruit, acacia flowers and a typical musky but delicate bouquet. Its scent of “violet” is quite unique, light & long, with lemon chiffon notes, delicious!
La CalieraMoscato di' AstiDessertAstiPiemonteItaly2009"Perfect Breakfast wine", Scrambled eggs, bacon, etc.; lovely nose, great aromatics, light but long, lemon chiffon, delicious
Maculan Dindarello MoscatoMuscatDessertVenetoItaly
Mas AmielMuscatDessertRivesaltesRoussillonFr15.50%2013Y"a bouquet of verbena and citrus. The attack has shiny fresh- ness and the aromas centre around crystallised lemon and bergamot. The crunchiness of the Muscat grape is palpable"
Dom De Fenouillet MuscatMuscatDessertFrance
Principiano Moscato LeoMuscatDessertPiemonteItalyVery fruity, shifted on orange jam and lemon cream, a bit spicy, notes of fig; complex
Barbadillo Manzanilla SherryPalominoDessertSpain
Barbadillo Amontillado SherryPalominoDessertSpainOff-dry, with aromas of hazelnuts; nutty and complex in the mouth with hints of dried fruit
Barbadillo Oloroso SherryPalominoDessertSpain
Barbadillo PX SherryPedro XiminezDessertSpainA rich and sumptuous dessert sherry, with a nutty, rich prune, raisin flavour that pairs well with rich desserts.
Pedroncell Vintage Port '08Port grapesDessertDry CreekCA"Aromas of dried fig, toffee and soy. Hints of mocha, chocolate and vanilla spice round out the flavors. Very complex and rich."
Pacheca Reserve PortPort grapesDessertDouroPortugal19.50%NVY
Pacheca L.B.V. PortPort grapesDessertPortugal
Quinta De La Rosa Vint 09 PortPort grapesDessertPortugal2009
Ramos Pinto Vintage '11Port grapesDessertPortugalSaid to be the best vintage
Collier Falls Late HarvestPrimitivoDessertDry CreekSonomaCA14.20%2011Fruit and earthy sweet bouquet; notes of cinnamon and chocolate…fruit cake? Modest sweetness; elegant
Perticaia PassitoSagrantinoDessertMontefalcoUmbriaItaly15.00%2006Y"Ripe fruit with noticeable marmalade overtones, prune and cherry, enriched by overtones of vanilla & cinnamon. Ample structure, long aromatic persistence, with a nice tannic end and enjoyable sweetness" A Pairings Exclusive
Viu Manent Noble Late HarvestSemillonDessertColchaguaChile12.00%2013Banana, papaya and honey on the nose and in the mouth
Beringer NightingaleSemillon & Sauvignon BlancDessertCAAromas and flavors of apricot nectar, honey and figs, with butterscotch and caramel notes emerging on the palate; mindful of
St Croix de Mont, Ch LauretteSemillon, Sauv BlancDessertBordeauxFrance13.50%2009Delicious Dessert wine…across the river from Sauternes and just as good.
Chartreuse de Chateau CoutetSemillon, Sauv BlancDessertSauternesBordeauxFr
Chateau Coutet Barsac Cru '06Semillon, Sauv BlancDessertBordeauxFrance
Chateau Coutet Barsac Cru '07Semillon, Sauv BlancDessertSauternesBordeauxFr
Capanna Vendemmia TardivaSpargolo MuscatoDessertMontalcinoTuscanyItalyThe aroma has candied orange, a hint of chocolate, touches of typical dried fruit plus a light and rare prune scent and a balsamic eucalyptus one. The mouthfeel is rich, intense, very concentrated with an almost tannic accent that makes it more drinkable given the amount of sugar. Dried fruit and balsamic notes return in the finish
Vinedo Alcyone Tannat DessertTannatDessertUruguay"An intense, rich, heady wine tasting of sweet prunes, dried figs and chocolate. Exotic and delicious"; late harvest grapes with neutral spirits added
Justino's Colheita 1996Tinta NegraDessertMadieraPortugal"clean, toffee-apple character, gently rich in style, seemingly with a touch of salinity on the finish"
Barao de Vilar 10 yr tawnyTouriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, DessertPortugal Intense complex nose with a nice nutines and raisin fruits; great for the price, nice tannins
Selvapiana Vin SantoTrebbiano Toscano; MalvasiaDessertRuffinaTuscanyItaly13.00%2007Y"Deep amber in colour with perfumes of dried fruits on the nose. This wine is intense, rich and luscious, the sweetness balanced by good acidity and concentration, ensuring a fresh finish"
Sakonnet WinterwineVidal BlancDessertPortsmouthRInice "ice wine", well balanced, sweet without being cloying
Inniskillin Vidal Ice WineVidal BlancDessertCanada
Seven of Hearts Ice PrincessViognierDessertDundeeWillametteOR10.50%2013Intensely flavorful, aromatic and lengthy dessert wine. Bright acidity balances the sweetness.
Pellegrino Passito '08 500mlZibbibboDessertSicilyItaly
Donnafugata PassitoZibibboDessertSicilyItaly2007Intense, complex nose, with apricots and honey; long on the palate, with hazelnuts, almonds and sweet fruit
Cribari MarsalaDessertMarsalaSicilyItaly
Harvey's Bristol CreamDessertJerezSpain
Felsina Vin SantoDessertTuscanyItaly2006Intense nutty nose, golden notes, mindful of sherry, walnuts and dried apricots
HarlaftisAgiorgitikoFresh RedNemeaGreece2008Fruit forward with nice spicy fragrances and flavors; fresh and smooth with herbal notes and a nice mouthfeel
Judith Beck BlaufrankischBlaufrankischFresh RedBurgenlandAustria12.50%2013Y"Bright blackberry fruit; supple, with soft tannins supported by well-integrated acidity; spicy and fruity finish"
Judith Beck BlaufrankischBlaufrankischFresh RedBurgenlandAustia12.50%2013Y"Bright blackberry fruit; supple, with soft tannins supported by well-integrated acidity; spicy and fruity finish"
Tess Red BlendCab S, Merlot, Zin Cab Franc, SB, Chard, Petit VerdotFresh RedNapaCA13.90%Fresh red fruit with cherry out front and in the mouth; fresh and easy drinking with nice acidity
Domaine des Chesnaies Lame Delisle BoucardCabernet FrancFresh RedBourgueilLoireFr13.00%2011Crisp refreshing acidity, with green pepper and spiced-fruit flavors…with notes of pencil shavings, raspberries and nice length
Mellot Chinon Les MorinieresCabernet FrancFresh RedLoireFr2008Big red cherry fruit bouquet; green and red pepper with more cherry on the palate as well as black pepper; fresh with good length
Amphora Cabernet FrancCabernet FrancFresh RedSonomaCABlack cherry fragrance with notes of vanilla and black pepper as it opens up; this continues in the mouth; delicious
Le Fraghe BardolinoCorvina 80% Rondinella 20%Fresh RedBardolinoVenetoItaly12.00%2011Fresh cherries and spice bouquet; dark fruit on the palate with good acid, minerality, hints of cinnamon and earthy notes
Anna Maria Abbona DolcettoDolcettoFresh RedLanghePiemonteItaly2012YVery clean and expressive, with notes of blueberries and hints of tea….abundant fruit on the palate; smooth and ready
Cantina del PinoDolcettoFresh RedBarbarescoPiedmontItaly2004Jammy perfume with spicy cherry notes and black pepper, Minerally, with nice acidity.
Anna Maria Abbona Sori Dij ButDolcettoFresh RedDoglianiPiedmontItaly2004YA classic style Dolcetto, with scents of plum; intense and full bodied with smooth tannins. Rustic…some of that Italian “barnyard” – our favorite Dolcetto
Anna Maria Abbona MaioliDolcettoFresh RedPiedmontItaly2009A big bold wine for a dolcetto; prunes and other dark fruit bouquet and palate, with integrated tannins
Librandi Ciro RossoGaglioppoFresh RedCalabriaItaly2007YRed fruit, smoky, gamey, cheese and gravel bouquet; lovely, fruit, earth,easy and yet good persistence
Pizay BeaujoulaisGamayFresh RedBeaujolaisFr2008Soft red fruit bouquet with bubble gum notes; more red fruit and good acidity on the palate
Trenel Cru Saint-AmourGamayFresh RedSaint-AmourBeaujolaisFr13.00%2010Beautiful elegant nose with fresh red fruit, rich and balanced which continues in the mouth, excellent, nice feel and length
Cave Caloz “La Mourzières”, HumagneFresh RedValaisSwitzerlandA local variety that is quite earthy and wild, with incredible dark fruit and pruney notes, rustic and firm.
Egervin, Egri Bikaver, Bull's BloodKadarka, Portugieser plus any of 10 other varietalsFresh RedHungary2008balanced red rasberry and bull's horn (cedar?) bouquet; drinking nicely, a soft tartness with good acidity
Santa Maria Le BombardeMonicaFresh RedSargdenaItaly13.50%2014YFresh red funky red fruit fragrance with spicy notes, delicious and soft in the mouth with nice acidity and light tannins
AlessandriaPelavergaFresh RedVerdunoPiemonteItalyAn elegant and beautiful wine, with bright strawberry, pepper and spicy fragrances and flavors with light supporting tannins; light in color but full-flavored
Clos Centeilles CPiquepoul Noir (80%) and Riveirenc Noir (10%), Oeillade (10%)Fresh RedLanguedocFr14.00%2009YA beautiful ruby red, expresses aromas of raspberry, cherry, liquorice & fine herbs, with supple tannins enhanced by a crisp acidity.
Vina SkaramucaPlavac MaliFresh RedCoastalCroatia2013Boquet of cranberry and plum; fresh, balanced and layered in the mouth; easy drinkiing, with tannins coming on
Muri Gries Santa MaddalenaSchiavaeFresh RedAlto AdigeItaly12.50%2013YWhite pepper with a hint of spice and cherry fruit bouquet; fresh, clean, with nice acidity, minerality, persistenc, and notes of pomegranate; can cool slightly
Zvonin ZnojmoSt. LaurentFresh RedCzech.On the nose, spice outweighs fruit, with notes of clove and cinnamon backed by a touch of cherry. On the palate, the tables are turned, with black plum and cherry flavors playing host to a soft touch of baking spice that is most evident on the soft finish
Carlania Celler “El Petit Carlania », Concca de Bargera TrepatFresh Rednear PenedesSpainYAn indigeneous variety, fresh, light, fruity and spicy, with white pepper and herbs; mindful of gamay or cab franc
Paul AchsZweigeltFresh RedAustria12.50%2012"A fruity, elegant wine with light tannins and fine structure; a brambly black fruit nose similar to fresh baked plum pie, which follows through on the palate with nice acidity"
Domaine RietschPinot GrisOrangeAlsaceFr12.20%2014YSpicy orange peel bouquet, which changes in the mouth to a beeswaxy feel, but the orange peel continues; savory and dry with nice persistence
Bernabelva Navaherreros Blancoalbillo and macabeoRich WhiteMadridSpain"Lovely, yellow fruited wine that is not only mouthwateringly bright, but also boasts a rich texture and lovely wild herbal savor to complement the fruit"
Foxbrook ChardonnayChardonnayRich WhiteCA
Bouchard AineChardonnayRich WhiteBurgundyFr2009 Surprisingly powerful, with a good volume bouquet; flinty, with a hint of cream; elegant and layered
Foxbrook Chardonnay 1.5lChardonnayRich WhiteCA2009good for price, easy drinking; medium oak
Shannon RidgeChardonnayRich WhiteLake CountryCA2009YNice fruit bouquet with light oak; creamy and fresh on the palate
Buxy Cote Chalonnaise BlancChardonnayRich WhiteBurgundyFr12.50%2012"Restrained and elegant with nice fruit and buttery notes, minerally and dry; a great value from Burgundy
Hayes ValleyChardonnayRich WhiteMontereyCA13.50%2014YAromas of pineapple and banana, with hints of caramel and butter; fresh with nice fruit, acidity and persistence.
HahnChardonnayRich WhiteMontereyCAShimmering gold in the glass, this lightly oaked Chardonnay fills the nose with aromas of tropical fruit, butterscotch and vanilla
PoppyChardonnayRich WhiteMontereyCA13.50%2012Tropical fruit with a touch of citrus fragrances, hints of vanilla; balanced with luscious fruit; better than ever
Hugh Hamilton, The ScallywagChardonnayRich WhiteSouthAustralia13.00%2012Intense fruit fragrances, rich with lemon cream and delicious on the palate with nice length and body; delicious
Austerity ChardonnayChardonnayRich WhiteArroyo SecoCA13.50%2013Powerful buttery golden fruit which explodes in the mouth; classic CA style done with elegance
Terres de Pierres VergetChardonnayRich WhiteMaconBurgundyFr13.00%2014Lovely yellow apple and creamy bouquet/ more of the same in the mouth with nice minerality and acidity; rich with a nice feel, delicious and long
Taft StreetChardonnayRich WhiteRussian RiverCA“Nice butter with a delightfully creamy combination of soft lime and citrus flavors. The result is a bright, fruit-forward wine with hints of toasted almond in the very long finish.”
Gothic Ophelia ChardonnayChardonnayRich WhiteWillametteOR
MacRostieChardonnayRich WhiteSonoma CoastCA14.50%2013Y"Delicate floral aromas introduce this wine followed by lemon citrus and peach stone fruit notes" Nice buttery nose with great fruit and bright acidity, full but nicely balanced
Manciat-Poncet "La Roche"ChardonnayRich WhitePouilly-FuisseBurgundyFr13.50%2013Y"Up front, a generous nose of tropical & ripe white fruits...with bready flavours squeezed in around its pineapple fruit and mineral aidity"
Landmark OverlookChardonnayRich WhiteSonomaCA14.30%2012Buttery nose with luscious fruit and creaminess on the palate; A nice CA chardonnay w. medium oak
Au Bon ClimatChardonnayRich WhiteSanta BarbaraCA2008Buttery and minerally at the same time bouquet; balanced and complex on the palate, good length
Bret Bros. Macon VillagesChardonnayRich WhiteMaconBurgundyFr12.00%2012YLovely creamy lemon bouquet, continuing in the mouth with nice balance and complexity, acidity and length
Dom. Chevalier BourgogneChardonnayRich WhiteBeauneBurgundyFr12.50%2012Lovely full bouquet with creamy notes; which follows on the palate, great mouthfeel and long
Melville Sta. Rita HillsChardonnayRich WhiteSanta BarbaraCA14.00%2013YBeautiful rich bouquet with hints of passion fruit; delicious, balanced and long
SheaChardonnayRich WhiteWillametteOR14.50%2009Y"It gives up an alluring perfume of toasted nuts, poached pear, apple, and baking spices. Medium to full-bodied on the palate with layered fruit, it displays good volume, excellent balance, savory, dry flavors, and a moderately lengthy finish"
Marimar La Masia ChardChardonnayRich WhiteRRVSonomaCA14.00%2013YFresh buttery fruit fragrances, full, delicious, balanced, complex and long; excellent
Dureuill Rully 1er Cru RaclotsChardonnayRich WhiteRullyBurgundyFRYThe beautifully balanced nose is dominated by lime with a touch of yellow plum over finely crushed oyster shells, as well as freshly cut herbs. The palate mirrors the nose with endless layers of fruit, white rocks and subtle baking spices on the finish.
Hanzell Sebella ChardonnayChardonnayRich WhiteCAYElegant, complex, layered and rich from start to finish; a very fine wine
HDV (Hyde Vineyard)ChardonnayRich WhiteCarnerosNapaCA14.50%2010Powerful yet elegant butter and rich fruit bouquet and flavors, very full and bright, with nice acidity
Soter North Valley RSVChardonnayRich WhiteWillametteORY“Aromas of lemon curd, crème brulee, granny smith apple, and flint leap out of the glass…rich and silky with a core of ripe, white peach and stone fruits, with a considerable, underlying mineral component”
Darnat MeursaultChardonnayRich WhiteBurgundyFr"Beautiful bold aromas of ripe fruit and a hint of cream. Complex and long on the palate. Superb acidity buttresses the finish, leading to a slight flavor of hazelnut"
Promotion BlancChardonnay 90%, SymphonyRich WhiteSonomaCA13.40%NVYGreen olive and watermelon bouquet and flavors, with a nice mouthfeel, fresh and balanced
Raymond R CollectChardonnay, SB 2%Rich WhiteNapaCA2006Nice lemon and tropical fruit and restrained buttery fragrances luscious, fresh, baked apple and dried apricot flavors, with a nice mouthfeel, good balance and length
Dom. Bois De Boursan CDPClairette 35%, Grenache Blanc 35%, Roussanne 15%, Bourboulenc 15%Rich WhiteChateauneuf-du-PapeRhoneFrYhonest, without pretension, rich with the ripe, sweet tannins from the skins and pips of organically-grown grapes.
Royal TokajiFurmintRich WhiteHungary14.00%2011"This wine is clear, with apricot and a hint of honey on the nose. The depth of fruit is balanced by its mineral backbone."
Chateau Mourgues du Gres Les Galets Dore'sGrenache Blanc, Rouss, Verment, Marsa, ClairRich WhiteCostieres de NimesFr14.00%2013YRipe stone fruit bouquet; more of the same on the palate with a nice mouthfeel and viscosity, fresh and long
Au Bon PuitsGrenache Gris, Clairette, Bourbolenc, RoussanneRich WhiteCotes-du-RhoneFr14.00%2014Fresh and full with luscious tropical fruit bouquet and flavors; refreshing and crisp, yet full bodied; nice mouth-feel
Bastianich MalvasiaMalvasiaRich WhiteFriuliItaly2009Big beautiful nose with fruit and minerals and a hint of honey; more of the same on the palate; rich and lovely
Domaine du Bagnol Cassis BlancMarsanne, Clairette Blanc, Ugni BlancRich WhiteCassisProvenceFrDry and fresh, with elegant stone and tropical fruit, full-bodied for a white, with nice mouthfeel, acid and persistence; fabulous
Daumas De Gassac BlancPetit Manseng, Viognier, Chenin, ChardonnayRich WhiteLanguedocFr13.00%2015Y"A lovely nose of Orange blossom and Lemongrass, fresh and attractive with orchard fruit lifted by an attractive mineralite & steeliness.  Hedonistic on the palate, medium bodied, sensual and fleshy balanced by great acidity and a hint of spice"
ColterenzioPinot BiancoRich WhiteAlto AdigeItaly14.00%2013YComplex stone fruit with a hint of sweet fruit; Delicous, with complex layering, more of the stone fruit; nice mouthfeel; fresh with good length
Manincor, Riserve della ContessaPinot Bianco 60%, Chard 30%, SB 10%Rich WhiteAlto AdigeItaly2009Beautiful floral stone fruit nose; bracing minerality, pears, clean and precise; long on the palate
Willakenzie Pinot BlancPinot BlancRich WhiteYamhill-CarltonWillametteWA13.00%2013YLovely bouquet of orange blossoms and confit of apple, with full flavors, nice acidity and persistence
Mellasat White PinotagePinotageRich WhitePaarlSA13.00%Barrel fermented and matured for eleven months with lees stirring gives this wine a slightly creamy, nutty character to balance the tropical pineapple fruit and banana flavours
Chatom VineyardsSemillonRich WhiteCalaverasCALight tropical tones open up into a broad citrus and apricot aroma. Hints of melon and honey on the palette finishes with subtle tones of vanilla, almond and spice.
Lopez de Heredia GravoniaViuraRich WhiteRiojaSpain2015Unique and delicious, with nice fruit and oxidative notes
Franco Serra RosatoBarbera, touch of DolcettoRosePiemonteItaly12.00%2015Elegant, light bodied and dry with young fruity,
floral aromas, red berry and watermelon flavors and good acidity
balanced by bright, refreshing acidity.
Domaine des CassagnolesCaberenet SauvignonRoseGasconyFr12.50%2015Y"Fruity (raspberry, red fruit), gourmet wine with a lot of character; slightly lively and very pleasant on the palate"
Montenidoli RosatoCanaioloRoseSan GimignanoTuscanyItalyFrom red-stemmed Canaiolo grapes with the aromas of white grapes and the richness of red grapes, bright fruit flavors and nice mouthfeel
Laroque RoseCinsault, Cab SauvRoseCarcassonneRoussilonFr13.00%2015Fresh bright watermelon bouquet and in the mouth, with nice acidity and persistence
Maison Fabre Serpolet 375 2015Cinsault, Grenache, and SyrahRoseProvenceFr2015"The nose was of cotton candy and the burnt crackling sugar found on a creme brulee.  On the palate...strawberries, citrus, and a finish of light herbs - - such as thyme"
Maison Fabre Serpolet 2015Cinsault, Grenache, and SyrahRoseProvenceFr2015"The nose was of cotton candy and the burnt crackling sugar found on a creme brulee.  On the palate...strawberries, citrus, and a finish of light herbs - - such as thyme"
Domaine Les AphillanthesCinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre, Counois, RoseCotes-du-RhoneFr12.50%2015Y"Loaded with fruit forward notes of sweet cherries, raspberries and dried flowers; on the palate, a supple, seamless texture and beautiful overall balance"
Domaine La Blaque, PierrevertCinsault, Grenache, Syrah, VermentinoRoseProvenceFr13.50%2015"Beautiful color" onion peel "particularly expressive nose with notes of currants and mint Mouth amplifying the sensations of the nose with great roundness"
Peyrassol CommanderieCinsault, Syrah, Grenache & MourvedreRoseProvenceFr2015Y "This charming blend dominated by wild berries: gooseberry & raspberry reveal themselves in a crisp, silky palate enhanced with an elegant touch of minerality"
Ottella Roses RosesCorvina, Lagrein, RondinellaRoseGardaItaly12.00%2015YFresh rich red fruit bouquet and flavors with nice acidity and length
Domaine MilletEgiodola, SyrahRoseGasconyFrance11.50%2015"lovely crushed berry scents and flavours and a bright, fruity palate"
Domaine du Bagnol CassisGrenache (55%), Mourvedre (31%) and Cinsault (14%)RoseCassisProvenceFrance13.50%2014Y"Intense minerality that comes from white stone cliffs behind the vineyards; with a gracious and silky texture"
Val Joanis Cuvee JosephineGrenache blendRoseLuberonFr2015Lean and dry with subtle watermellon and red berry notes with nice acidity on the palate
Saint Sidoine RoseGrenache, Cinsault, Mourvèdre, SyrahRoseProvenceFr2014"a wine of finesse, with notes of peach & strawberry. In the mouth, it distinguishes itself with its balance, roundness, & fresh flavors. The taste is rich & sustained"
Bastide des Deux LunesGrenache, Vermentino, MourvèdreRoseProvenceFrance13.00%2015Peach and white flower bouquet with a hint of citrus, fresh and dry in the mouth
Azzoni Rosato 3L boxMontepulcianoRoseMarcheItaly12.00%Herbal cherry and rose fragrances and flavors, with nice freshness
Pibarnon Bandol RoseMourvèdre 65%, Cinsault 35%RoseBandolProvenceFr13.00%2014YThis wonderful rose has lush aromatices and is both delicate and sensual with a nice freshness and minerality. The mourvedre adds spicy &savoury notes with the cinsault giving fruitiness and flesh to the wine.
PibarnonMourvedre, CinsaultRoseBandolProvenceFr2006Y
Dom La Suffrene BandolMourvedre, Grenache, Cinsault, CarignanRoseBandolProvenceFr13.50%2012Fragrance of watermelon with hints of peach and apple blossoms; smooth, full and long on the palate with notes of strawberries, banana and cantaloupe and a nice mouthfeel with a touch of glycerin (no malo, to retain freshness).
Chateau Mourgues du Gres RoseMourvedre, Grenache, Syrah & CarignanRoseCostieres du NimesRhoneFr2015"With an excellent aromatic length & depth, fresh, elegant & ethereal floral notes overlying aromas of pear & light red fruits, including raspberry & red currant"
Domaine Roumagnac AuthentiqueNegrette, Syrah and CabernetRoseFrontonSWFrance12.50%2015"The nose is of red berry and citrus fruits (red currants and grapefruit) while the palate is persistent and beautifully balanced"
Foncalieu Picpoul RosePicpoul NoirRoseLanguedocFrance11.50%2014Hints of stawberry and minerals on the nose and in the mouth, nice acid and length; zippy
Pinot Patch RosePinot NoirRoseSonoma CountyCA13.90%2013Steely red fruit bouquet; fresh in the mouth with nice acidity
Banshee Rose of Pinot NoirPinot NoirRoseSonomaCAa bouquet of fresh flowers and just picked strawberries. In the mouth, there is a pleasant juiciness and succulent fruit character of peaches, red berries, and star fruit. The finish is zipped up with a bolt of refreshing acidity
Raimbault Sancerre RosePinot NoirRoseSancerreLoireFr"strawberry on the nose with notes of hibiscus, leading to a crisp refreshing acidity and lovely fruity flavours"
Dom Beaurenard "BiotifulFOX"Shiraz/Syrah, Grenache Noir, MourvedreRoseRhoneFrYBeautiful, with herbs, floral notes, and bouquet of peach and hints of pomegrenate. Palate has a touch of citrus with more herbs. Crisp, with lovely acidity
Chateau de la Galiniere Le CengleSyrah and CinsaultRoseProvenceFr13.00%2015Y"Crisp, fresh, balanced citrus flavors with berries. Clean, dry, and fresh on the finish. Perfectly balanced"
Dom. de La Citadelle RoseSyrah, Grenache, CarignanRoseCostieres de NimesRhoneFrWith an excellent aromatic length and depth, this wine displays fresh, elegant and ethereal floral notes overlying aromas of pear and light red fruits, including raspberry and red currant
Clos Cibonne Cru ClasseTibourenRoseProvenceFr13.50%2014"the nose is compelling, aromatic & spicy, with a round yet vibrant palate & surprisingly mineral finish"; aged on the lees for a year in old foudres
Sutter Home Fre White ZinZinfandelRoseCA
Ozeki Dry 375mlRiceSakeHollisterCAMinerals and earth bouquet; mushrooms, stones & stewed pears
Ozeki Hana Awaka Sparkling 375mlRiceSakeJapanMild fragrant nose, slightly sweet, notes of brown rice
Ozeki SakeSakeJapan
Le RipalteAlicanteSmooth RedElbaItalyYblack cherry, cranberries on the nose with spicy notes which continue in the mouth, fresh and easy
Merino RedAragonez 50%, Trincadeira 25%, Alicante Bouschet 25%, othersSmooth RedAlentejanoPortugal13.50%2014YFresh red fruit, spices and a hint of earth on the nose and in the mouth; easy drinking; delicious
GuidobonoBarberaSmooth RedPiedmontItaly2004Minerally dark cherries bouquet, nice red fruit, good acid and integrated tannins; drinks nicely
Cascina del SanturarioBarberaSmooth RedAlbaPiedmontItaly14.00%2012Delicious, balanced & full; Nice bouquet with fruit and minerality, continuing in the mouth and nice acidity; a fine food wine
High Valley Vineyard by ShannonBarberaSmooth RedLake CountryCA14.50%2012Y"Concentrated aromas of dried cherry and tobacco, marzipan and cedar; flavors are of dark chocolate covered berries, tart plums, fresh tobacco and a structured finish with notes of almond and olive leaf"
BogliettiBarberaSmooth RedAlbaPiemonteItaly14.00%2012YRed raspberry bouquet with a hint of earth, luscious in the mouth, delicious
Cantina del PinoBarberaSmooth RedPiemonteItaly14.50%2013YRipe plum and fresh cherry flavors are supported by nice mineral tanins which give this wine great elegance
Abbona CadoBarbera, DolcettoSmooth RedDoglianiPiedmontItaly2004Refined, with a fragrance of little fruits and delicate notes of sweet spices. Fresh & rich in mouth, and very persistent; only produced in the best years; long lived
Dante RobinoBonardaSmooth RedMendozaArgentina13.50%2013Beautiful inky black fruit nose and flavors with gravelly earth and full tannins in the mouth
Ch Roustaing BordeauxCab Frank, Merlot, Cab SauvSmooth RedBordeauxFr2006Cab Franc nose; light and nice, long,
Donati Family ClaretCab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc, Malbec Petit VerdotSmooth RedTempletonPaso RoblesCA"Aromas of ripe strawberry and cocoa with notes of cherry and cola on the finish.  A real crowd pleaser"
Powers Spectrum Red BlendCabernet Franc, Mourvedre, Malbec, Merlot & Petite VerdotSmooth RedColumbia ValleyWA14.50%2913YLuscious red fruit and vanilla notes; which continues in the mouth with hints of pencil shavings; nice tannins but easy drinking
Anima Negra AN/2Callet, mantonegre & fogoneu, syrahSmooth RedMajorcaSpain2007Funky & interesting, drinking very well; Aromas of eucalyptus, spices (pepper), leather, mature fruit, resin and cocoa. Smooth, balanced and flavorful
Santa Maria Le BombardeCannonauSmooth RedSargdenaItaly13.00%2013Y"Elegant scents" with an earthy and spicy bouquet which continue in the mouth; fresh, robust and long
Cantina di Ogliastra IlienseCannonauSmooth RedSardegnaItaly14.00%2013YEarthy red fruit with raspberry standing out; fresh, balanced and long in the mouth
Ombre des FontainesCarignan, Grenache and SyrahSmooth RedRhoneFr"a wonderful, aromatic bouquet of red fruit. It is gentle and fresh on the palate with attractive overtones of cherry and liquorice"
La SabbionaCentesiminoSmooth RedEmilia-RomagnoItaly14.50%2012YIntense earthy forest fruit bouquet; balanced, with a bright mouthfeel and nice sustenance; delicious
MontenidoliColorinoSmooth RedSan GimignanoTuscanyItalyEarthy, spicy inky red fruit; complex, fresh, full, balanced, delicious and long in the mouth
Ca La BiondaCorvina 85%, Corninone, RondinellaSmooth RedVenetoItaly0YFresh and bright plum and red licorice bouquet which continues in the mouth, nice acidity and length
Agricola Cottini Valpolicella RipassoCorvina, Rodinella, Covinone, MolinaraSmooth RedVenetoItaly14.00%2011YDark fruit with hints of prune; nice earthy with nice dried fruit in the mouth
Agricola Cottini Valpolicella AmaroneCorvina, Rodinella, Covinone, MolinaraSmooth RedVenetoItaly15.50%2009YPowerful prune and raisin boquet with notes of leather and forest fruit, which continues in the mouth; rich and full
Tenua la Falcona CavrineCorvina, Rondinala, Molinara, Sangiovese,Smooth RedCustozaVenetoItaly13.00%2012YBlack cherry and spice bouquet; red fruit in the mouth with a nice freshness
Ca La Bionda Casal Vegri Valpolicello Classico SuperioreCorvina, Rondinella & MolinaraSmooth RedVenetoItaly"The nose is brims with sour cherries and forest fruits. The same fruits continue on the palate which reveals a generous body, a smooth, full and silky mouth feel and a long finish."
La Tollara Il GiorgioneCroatina (Bonarda)Smooth RedEmilia RomagnaItaly15.00%2007"Rustic, intense and unique on the nose; A wave of black fruit nearly overwhelms the palate with a sensation of sweetness. This sensation is met with alcohol, spice and tannin that nicely balance the wine"
Ballarin Cino Langhe RossoDolcetto, Barbara, NebbioloSmooth RedLanghePiedmontItaly13.00%2013Y"Scents of fresh fruit and flowers. Rich, savoury and velvety palate, medium-bodied. An excellent everyday wine"
Soplo GarnachaGarnachaSmooth RedValenciaSpainBig red fruit bouquet; intense dried red fruit on the palate, with black pepper and spices & nice tannins
Bernabelva Navaherreros TintoGarnachaSmooth RedMadridSpainY"Flamboyant aromas of raspberry, Asian spices, pungent herbs and white pepper. Dense, juicy and focused, offering mineral-driven flavors of raspberry, spicecake and rose pastille. The incisive finish features silky tannins and an echo of juicy red fruit"
Abadia de la OlivaGarnacha, GracianoSmooth RedAragonSpain"Black fruits with mocha and spices on the nose. Fresh and bright, with a perfect balance of the acidity of Graciano and the sweetness of the Garnacha"
Cesca Vicent PrioratGrenache 40%, Cab 35%, Merlot 15, Syrah 10Smooth RedPrioratSpain15.00%2010Powerful inky dusty notes bouquet; nice, fresh, balanced and long
Chave CDR Mon CoeurGrenache 50%, Syrah 40%, Carignan 10%Smooth RedCotes du RhoneRhoneFr13.00%2010Bright, dark fruit fragrances and taste; rich, but elegant and balanced with good acid, power and length; fresh and balanced; delicious
Mas de la GarrigueGrenache 50, Carignan 30, Syrah 15, Mourvedre 5Smooth RedRoussillonFrSpicy red fruit bouquet, fresh and full in the mouth with integrated tannins, a little rustic, nice length
Domaine Fenouillet VentouxGrenache 80%, Syrah 10%, Carignan 10%Smooth RedVentouxRhoneFrLovely earthy garrique, with allspice, and cranberry; fresh, smooth, elegant and long in the mouth; delicious.
Chapoutier La Ciboise RougeGrenache 80%, Syrah 20%Smooth RedLuberonRhoneFr14.00%2012YEarthy black fruit with minerality bouquet; more of the same on the palate, with spicy notes, fresh, balanced and long
Dom. de Beaurenard RasteauGrenache 80, Syrah 20Smooth RedRasteauRhoneFr15.00%2011"Besides aromas of very ripe fruit, it's laced with notes of spice & garrigue scrubland scents. Appealing tannic structure, a rounded body, rich & powerful" 80 yr old vines
Dom. Bois De Boursan CDP '10Grenache Noir (65%), Syrah (15%), Mourvedre (15%) & mix of other traditional varietiesSmooth RedChateauneuf-du-PapeRhoneFrYhonest, without pretension, rich with the ripe, sweet tannins from the skins and pips of organically-grown grapes. Ripe red fruit bouquet and palate, with mounting spiciness and florality adding complexity. Black pepper and garrique notes enter with very good back-end lift and power, with silky tannins lending shape and grip
Chateau du TrignonGrenache, Syrah, Cinsault, MourvedreSmooth RedGigondasRhoneFr14.00%2010Complex red fruit and spicy fragrance; full yet balanced in the mouth, with good acid and length
Secret de CampaneGrenache, Carignan, Cinsault, MerlotSmooth RedSouthernFr2008 & 2009Nice red fruit nose; red fruit and dried leaves on the palate, easy drinking,
Domaine Jean-David; Cotes-du-Rhone-VillagesGrenache, Carignon, Cinsault, Mourvedre, SyrahSmooth RedSeguretRhoneFrance14.00%2012YIntense and lovely boquet with dark fruit and spices, nicely structured, delicious in the mouth with nice tannins, and long
Chat. La Bastide "Exuberance"Grenache, MourvedreSmooth RedCorbieresFrance"Ripe red and jammy fruits…with notes of pine and licorice…lingers on the palate, soft as silk"
Vieux Telegramme CdPape 05Grenache, Mourvedre Smooth RedChateauneuf-du-PapeRhoneFrY“a superb drink. It's pleasingly scented…savoury with an undercurrent of cherry, dried herbs and lavender…rounded and silk like to begin, opening with ripe cherry. becoming sinewy, with a hint of aniseed”
Clos CenteillesGrenache, Mourvedre, SyrahSmooth RedMinervoisLanguedocFr2005YRed fruit and black pepper, garrique, dirt, with both power and delicacy, opulent and harmonious, can age 20 yrs
Piaugier Gigondas RougeGrenache, Mourvedre, SyrahSmooth RedGigondasRhoneFr13.50%2013YLovely earthy and spicy bouquet; more of the same on the palate with herbal notes; Complex, rich and smooth with fine-grained tannins
Beaurenard Chat-du-PapeGrenache, S, M, etc. 13 grapesSmooth RedCdPRhoneFr14.50%2012"Highly concentrated wines of great finesse, elegance and minerality; a complex nose of herbs, fennel and earthy red fruits, the wine is soft, plush and round, ending with a sweet, juicy, red fruit"
Torito BravoGrenache, SyrahSmooth RedCarinenaSpain13.50%2013Fresh juicy red & black fruits with hints of earth and soft tannins
Mas de GourgonnierGrenache, syrah, cabernet-sauvignon, cinsault, carignan, mourvèdre Smooth RedProvenceFrEarthy red fruit with spicy notes and hints of plumb, both bouquet and flavors, fresh and easy drinking
Domaine Cabotte CdRGrenache, Syrah, Carignan, CounioseSmooth RedRhoneFr13.50%2014YEarthy red fruit bouquet with spicey notes; nicely balanced, fresh and long
La Grange de Piaugier Cotes du RhoneGrenache,Syrah, Cinsault, CarignanSmooth RedRhoneFrance2014Y"Great concentration, balance and freshness, with berry flavors, plenty of lush fruit and ripe tannins"
Ca Maiol GropelloGropelloSmooth Red5GardaItaly13.00%2011YLovely dark fruit and spices with nice intensity, with more of the same in the mouth; balanced, fresh and long
HahnGSMSmooth RedCentral CoastCA"Opens with intense aromas of dark fruit and berries, vanilla and clove. Flavors of black cherry cola, blackberry, fig and pepper are supported by refreshing acidity and a well-framed tannic structure"
Dom. Gour Chaule Gigondas '06GSMSmooth RedGigondasRhoneFrSturdy, braced with sweet, dusty tannins; intensely aromatic with notes of crushed white pepper, oriental spices and game, nice persistence
Viu Manent ReservaMalbecSmooth RedChile2008Big, with coffee & powerful nice bouquet; good body and structure
Jelu MalbecMalbecSmooth RedSan JuanArgentina2009Beautiful cocoa red fruit nose; bright, and more of the same on the palate, dark and chewy; good length
Vina Amalia ReservaMalbecSmooth RedMendozaArgentina2012Robust up front, with bacony aromas mixed with leather, violet, pickle and blackberry. The palate is crisp and racy, with a fresh, acid-driven profile that's dotted with raspberry and blackberry.
Tikal AmorioMalbecSmooth RedMendozaArgentina2010A splendid bouquet of sandalwood, Asian spices & blackberry. Dense, layered, & long
Mayol Quatro PrimosMalbec 55%, Syrah 35%, Bonarda & Petit Verdot 5%Smooth RedMendozaArgentina2010Spicy nose with bold red fruit; black fruit and licorice, well balanced and long
Vigouroux Le Vassal de MercuesMalbec 80% Merlot, TannatSmooth RedMercuesCahorsFr14.00%2012YElegant black fruit, spice and minerally bouquet; nicely balanced, complex and full, fresh & long with nice tannins
Lamartine "Cuvee Particuliere"Malbec 90%, Tannat 10%Smooth RedCahorsFr14.00%2011Y"Intense and complex nose; grilled, spiced, re fruits, with hints of mentho. Nicely textured and rich with promise" While there are powerful tannins at work here, this wine is mainly full of rich black fruits that have a juicy side from the acidity. The addition of Tannat brings even more tannin to the wine while also giving it density and longevity
Amphora Kylix Red BlendMalbec, Cab Franc, Petit VerdotSmooth RedDry CreekSonoma CountyCA14.00%2009Fresh dried red fruit bouquet and flavors, balanced and drinking nicely; well made
Clos de los SieteMalbec, Merlot; Cab, Syrah Petit VerdotSmooth RedMendozaArgentina2010Powerful bouquet and big in the mouth, with tannins that could encourage decanting; complex layers of blackberries with coffee notes
HermanosMalbec-TannatSmooth RedArgentina14.00%2010Intense red fruit, fresh and black stewed fruit on the palate
Foxbrook Merlot 750mLMerlotSmooth RedCA
Raymond "R" CollectionMerlotSmooth RedCAEucalyptus and black fruit with hints of mint join with flavors of plum, mocha and vanilla on the palate. Ripe and chewy tannins
Foxbrook Merlot 1.5lMerlotSmooth RedCA
Pietra SantaMerlotSmooth RedCienega ValleyCA14.70%2010YBig earthy dark fruit bouquet; full and delicious in the mouth, balanced and persistent
Casale del GiglioMerlotSmooth RedLazioItaly13.00%2012YRed fruit with spicy vanilla notes on the nose and in the mouth; drinking nicely
PowersMerlot 93%, Malbec, Syrah, Cab FrancSmooth RedColumbia ValleyWA13.50%2013YPretty dark red fruit bouquet with a hint of earth; fresh, balance and smooth, with flavors of black cherry and a hint of spice; full and nice in the mouth; easy drinking
Eola Super TuscanMerlot 50%, Sangiovese 40%, Cab 5%, Syrah 5%Smooth Rednear LuccaTuscanyItaly13.50%2012YInky red fruit with a hint of earth; balanced and fresh with integrated tannins and nice lenth
Seavey MerlotMerlot 75%, Cab Sauv 25%Smooth RedSt. HelenaNapaCA14.20%2007Y"This wine offers a nose of blueberries, blackberries, and coffee, with a luscious mouth feel complimented by bruiting tannins, full weight in the mouth, wide flavor profile and inky color that slowly unveils itself as you swirl it in your glass"
Hayes ValleyMerlot 75, Zinfandel 25Smooth RedCentral CoastCA13.50%2012YPowerful red fruit and vanilla with some herbal notes on the nose and in the mouth with eucalyptus notes
La Graviere BellefondMerlot blendSmooth RedGravesBordeauxFr2006 This wine has a complex nose, with dried earth and red fruit;
Yon Saint MartinMerlot, Cab FrancSmooth RedSaint-EmilionBordeauxFr14.00%2012Spicy and ripe red fruit boquet and flavors, sumptuos and long
Chateau du Vieux-Guinot Grand CruMerlot, Cab Franc & SauvSmooth RedSaint-EmillonBordeauxFr14.00%2010Powerful earthy dark red fruit with leather and cranberry notes; delicious, similar in the mouth with sawdust accents; fresh, balanced, complex and long with nice tannins
Sinskey POV 2011Merlot, Cab Franc, Cab SauvSmooth RedCarnerosCA2011Y“Aromatic, supple, yet vibrant & full of red berry notes backed by dried violet, with a subtle spiciness reminiscent of clove. Elegantly rich on the palate with a suggestion of dark chocolate & fully ripened tannins”
Chateau Romfort Cotes de BourgMerlot, Cab SSmooth RedCotes de BourgBordeauxFr14.00%2010Elegant power of red fruit with a bit of earthiness; more of same in the mouth, and the flavors persist a long time
Ottella Geme Rosso Alto MincioMerlot, Cab Sauv, Corvina, Lagrein, Rondinella, MolinaraSmooth RedLombardyItaly13.00%2011Earthy spicy nose with plums; more of the same on the palate, fresh & delicious
Chateau Bouscaut Gr Cru 2009Merlot, Cab Sauv, MalbecSmooth RedPessac-LeognanBordeauxFrMedium nose of blackcurrant & cherry; medium acidity, full body, high tannins; background of black fruit with notes of tobacco and cedar, with a great finish
Chateau Bel AirMerlot, Cab, Cab FrancSmooth RedBordeauxFrClear and crisp "bouquet" of red fruit and notes of violet notes; nice acidity, balance and length with smooth tannins
Hayes Valley MeritageMerlot, Cab, Cab Franc, Petit VerdotSmooth RedCentral CoastCA13.50%2013YFresh dark fruit bouquet with a touch of cinnamon; nicely balanced, with brambly black fruit and a slight tartness in the mouth.
Bedell First Crush RedMerlot, Cabernet FrancSmooth RedLong IslandNY"A light juicy blend, pretty, uncomplicated, marked by soft tannins and bright red berry fruit.”…versatile with food.
Owen Roe Yakima RedMerlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon & MalbecSmooth RedYakima ValleyWA14.10%2011Y"Aromas of raspberry, candied cherry, pink peppercorn, sage & mulling spices. The palate is brimming with ripe red plum & complex notes of black tea, savory herbs, yellow bell pepper & cinnamon, & lingering finish with firm tannins.
Chateau Pied D'ArgentMerlot, Cabernet Sauv, Cabernet Franc, MalbecSmooth RedBordeauxFr13.00%2010"the nose keeps its mineral transformed in sensations of bun and fruits when aerated. The soft and velvety feeling in the mouth, along with the soft tannins brings the wine to a perfect harmony and balance"
La Selve PalissaireMerlot, Grenache, Cinsault, CabSmooth RedArdecheRhoneFr13.90%2010YMeaty, umami and earthy aromatics; which continue on the palate; smooth and delicious in the mouth
Molino a VentoNerello MascaleseSmooth RedSicilyItaly13.00%2014YSpicy red fruit boquet with notes of flint, balanced with nice acidity and sustenance with a soft and elegant finish
Kurt DartingPinot MeunierSmooth RedPfalzGermany13.50%2013"Translucent cherry juice colored in the glass, moderately expressive nose of red fruits, interesting palate of cranberry, bing cherry and a soft toastiness"
ColterenzioPinot NeroSmooth RedAlto AdigeItaly2009Candied red fruit bouquet; fresh and balance with nice simple red fruit in the mouth; fresh, easy drinking but good length
Sileni NANO Pinot NoirPinot NoirSmooth RedNZSmooth and fesh Pinot Noir single serving; comes with a cup
Bouchard Aine & FilsPinot NoirSmooth RedLanguedocFr2009Nice and easy drinking; fruits, spices and herbs; notes of vanilla with flavors of black cherry
HahnPinot NoirSmooth RedMontereyCA14.50%2013A bouquet of fresh red cherry fruit, followed by the same in the mouth, balanced and drinks nicely
CucaoPinot NoirSmooth RedLeyda ValleyChileThis is all Pinot Noir in fragrance and flavor, tasting well above it's price point…such a surprise that we had to bring it in.
Terre Gaie StemaPinot NoirSmooth RedVenetoItaly13.00%2013YNice bouquet with fruit and minerality, continuing in the mouth and nice acidity; a fine food wine
OPN Pinot NoirPinot NoirSmooth RedWillametteOR13.20%2014YNice dark fruit and spice bouquet, balanced and flavorful in the mouth with nice acidity and sustenance
PoppyPinot NoirSmooth RedMontereyCANice cherry vanilla nose; smooth, light, lots of cherry on the palate, easy drinking
Pietra SantaPinot NoirSmooth RedCienega ValleyCA14.50%2011YBlack cherry and hints of smoke in the bouquet; more of the same with minerally spices and undertones of mocha in the mouth; nicely balanced and persistent
Austerity Pinot NoirPinot NoirSmooth RedSanta Lucia HighlandsCA14.50%2013Fresh black cherry cola and 5 spice bouquet; with a great mouthfeel, lush and long
Closerie Des Alisiers, Stephane BrocardPinot NoirSmooth RedBurgundyFr12.50%2013Pretty bouquet with a mix of red fruit and a hint of spice; balanced, complex and fresh in the mouth with nice acidity
EllipsisPinot NoirSmooth RedSonoma CoastCA13.50%2012Elegant pretty red fruit with just a hint of earth; fresh and balanced in the mouth with nice acidity and length
The NedPinot NoirSmooth RedMarlboroughNew Zealand14.00%2013Fresh red cherry bouquet with spicy notes; luscious red fruit with a hint of brambles, yummy!
Montinore Estate Pinot NoirPinot NoirSmooth RedWillametteOR12.80%2013YNice spicey earthy fruity fragrances, which continue in the mouth with integrated tannins; pretty
Handley Pinot NoirPinot NoirSmooth RedAnderson ValleyCA14.20%2012This wine offers aromas of black raspberry, cherry cola, with hints of orange peel and mulling spices. It fills the mouth with flavors of cherry, brioche, molasses, and the suggestion of cocoa. Crisp acidity creates structure and balance"
Taft StreetPinot NoirSmooth RedSonoma CoastCA14.50%2014YPretty, with soft red fruit bouquet and a hint of vanilla; more soft red fruit mocha notes on the end, with silky tannins and nice length
MacRostiePinot NoirSmooth RedSonomaCA14.50%2012Lively red raspberry and soft cinnamon spice form the aroma; fruit continues in the mouth with a firm acidity a slight mushroom note and a lasting finish.
Tissier Sancerre RougePinot NoirSmooth RedLoireFrance13.00%2014A delicious but lean versions of Pinot Noir, with nice acidity and length on the palate; especially good with food
Nevermore, GothicPinot NoirSmooth RedWillametteOR14.10%2012YDark and elegant blue and blackberry fragrances emerge from the glass, and continues in the mouth, fresh and balanced
Inman R.R.V. Pinot NoirPinot NoirSmooth RedRussian River ValleySonomaCA13.30%2011"Crisp, smooth and easy to like, with vivid flavors of red cherry, cola and spice wrapped in supportive tannins"
Owen Roe SharecroppersPinot NoirSmooth RedWillametteOR13.00%2013Y"Aromatic with hints of black licorice, candied fruit, spiced hazelnut and rose petal. Flavors of toasted baguette, black cherry, clove and cinnamon are elegantly balanced with the refreshing acidity on the palate. It’s elegant, balanced and long
BansheePinot NoirSmooth RedSonomaCA14.10%2011A dark elegance with spicy fragrances continue in the mouth; round, balanced and fresh with a nice length and mouthfeel
Sorine & Fils Les CharmesPinot NoirSmooth RedSantenayBurgundyFr13.00%2013"Powerful and fresh, possess a well-balanced medium body, with bunches of red and black fruits that explode on your palate"
Colterenzio St. Daniel P. NeroPinot NoirSmooth RedAlto AdigeItalySingle vineyard - fantastic
Torii MorPinot NoirSmooth RedWillametteOR13.20%2013YRich aromas of dark fruit, framed by wild mushrooms and a note of earth. The flavors are complex and forward, with more dark fruit, earthy tannins.
David Bruce Pinot NoirPinot NoirSmooth RedSonoma CoastCA14.70%2012Violets and black cherry fragrance, which continues in the mouth with a hint of vanilly and rhubarb; luscious & delicious
Santenay 1er Cru Clos RousseauPinot NoirSmooth RedSantenayBurgundyFr13.00%2012Dried black cherry with spicy notes; fresh, pretty, refined and delicate; with fine tannins
Siduri Pinot Noir Russ RivPinot NoirSmooth RedSonomaCA2007Elegant black fruit and spice bouquet; complex fruit and spice on the palate, layered and long
Moshin VineyardPinot NoirSmooth RedSonoma CoastCA14.90%2010YLovely powerful yet balanced boquet, with dark fruit and spices; delicious with nice mouthfeel and long
Bluxome StreetPinot NoirSmooth RedRussian RiverCA13.30%2012"Mysterious hints of violet pastille make way for bold flavors of morello cherry and shaved nutmeg. With food or without, this wine will tantalize you with its delicious complexity"
Savigny les Beaune BriaillesPinot NoirSmooth RedBurgundyFrance12.50%2011Y"The wine is full, rich and supple, fully expressing the fruity side of Pinot Noir. Red fruits dominate (strawberry, raspberry, redcurrant). Its abundant freshness makes it pleasant and easy to drink"
Belle Pente VineyardPinot NoirSmooth RedWillametteOR2011Ydark fruit, with black raspberry and blueberry notes revealed in this 2011 version.  The fruit is complimented by complex overtones of coffee, fresh herbs, and flowers.  The tannins are firm but smooth with a savory quality
Belle Pente VineyardPinot NoirSmooth RedWillametteOR2011Ydark fruit, with black raspberry and blueberry notes revealed in this 2011 version.  The fruit is complimented by complex overtones of coffee, fresh herbs, and flowers.  The tannins are firm but smooth with a savory quality
Sinskey Los Carneros PNPinot NoirSmooth RedCarnerosCA2012Y“Aromas & flavors of cranberry & raspberry are followed by cinnamon & a touch of bramble. The wine is vibrant, almost nervy as the flavors explode across the palate for a nice, long, mouthwatering finish”
MelvillePinot NoirSmooth RedSta. Rita HillsCA2012Beautiful floral red friut bouquet and flavors; earthy, with nice fruit, good acidity and long; delicious
Marimar Mas CavallsPinot NoirSmooth RedSonoma CoastCA14.20%2012YPowerful black cherry and spice bouquet, carrying though on the palate with freshness, balance and length
Shea Wine Cellars "Estate" P.NPinot NoirSmooth RedWillametteORYThe nose offers black cherry and the rich earthiness of forest floor, accented with violet floral notes. The palate is rich with additional hints of cocoa, supple fine grain tannins and a long, elegant finish
Closerie Des Alisiers Gevrey Chambertin (old Vines)Pinot NoirSmooth RedBurgundyFrNVLovely powerful dark red fruit bouquet, with earth and spices & brambly notes; austere and long with minerality and subtle red fruit with fig notes on the palate; will age
Willakenzie Pierre LeonPinot NoirSmooth RedYamhill-CarltonWillametteOR13.50%2011Y"White pepper, dark fruit & herbal notes on the nose. On the palate, round yet firm tannins, bright spicy notes, red & black currants & cranberries. Sensual & silky w a long finish. Enjoy now through 2020
Chandon De Briailles 1er Cru Les LavieresPinot NoirSmooth RedSavigny-Les-BeauneBurgundyFrance12.50%2011Pungent aromas of red berries, cherry, sandalwood, rose petal and peppery herbs.  Juicy, savory and dry, with red fruit flavors currently overshadowed by minerals, herbs and peppery spices. 
Dom. Chevalie Cote de NuitsPinot NoirSmooth RedBeauneBurgundyFr13.00%2012Full bouquet and flavors, black cherry and spices from start to finish with some tannins
Soter Mineral SpringsPinot NoirSmooth RedWillametteOR2011YNotes of blackberry, black cherries and dried herbs, with a solid core of pure, supple fruit, lovely acid balance, long, and changing in the glass
Dom. Chevalier Ladoix 1er Cru, Les CorveesPinot NoirSmooth RedCote D'orBurgundyFr13.50%2012Lovely complex and powerful; delicious, with nice spices, a hint of pepper, complex flavors
Branchini SangioveseSangioveseSmooth RedEmilia RomagnaItalyIntense dried fruit, spicy in the mouth with a soft after-taste, delicious, different from Chianti
Capanna Rosso di MontalcinoSangioveseSmooth RedMontalicoTuscanyItaly14.50%2012Y" aromas and flavors of cherries and red stone fruit. Chewy and persistent tannins on the finish. "Very focused and clear with dried cherry and rasperry character. Bright citrus acidtiy underneath it. Medium to full body, with fine tannins and a long finish. Very serious Rosso"
Camp Nuovi Sangiovese RiservaSangioveseSmooth RedMontecucoTuscanyItalyYThis is a wonderful Sangiovese from an upcoming area of Tuscany we visited
La Leccia Bruciagna ChiantiSangioveseSmooth RedTuscanyItalyYA new "highest level" Chianti worthy of that level, that we visited
Sono MontenidoliSangioveseSmooth RedSan GimignanoTuscanyItalyToasty black fruit scents; and same on the palate, still young, very long and very powerful, a "beast", in a good way
Gracciano RossoSangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile), MerlotSmooth RedTuscanyItaly2006Nice boquet and flavors of red fruit and earth, easy drinking
Gracciano Vino Nobile MontepulcianoSangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile), MerlotSmooth RedTuscanyItaly2006Ample, well-structured and showing a bouquet of considerable finesse; earthy, with red berry flavors and hints of earth and violets
Gracciano Vino Nobile RiservaSangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile), MerlotSmooth RedMontepulcianoTuscanyItalyYThis wine has deep red and black berry flavors with hints of blueberries and violets and a touch of vanilla. The finish is long and the berry flavors carry over to the aftertaste. Better than others at about half the price.
Felsina FontalloroSangiovese 100Smooth RedTuscanyItaly2006increasingly intense & powerful as one drinks it
La Leccia Chianti ClassicoSangiovese 100%Smooth RedCastellinaTuscanyItalyYThis wine is elegant, with fruit, earth, spice and a hint of black tea, a long, deeply-flavored, beautifully structured, serious wine.
Camp Nuovi Monte. SangioveseSangiovese 100%Smooth RedMontecuccoTuscanyItaly14.50%2012YBouquet of intense ripe dark fruit with tabacco, violets and herbs, with balsamic notes on the finish. It caresses the palate with power and nice tannins in balance with acidity and a long finish
Selvapiana BucerchialeSangiovese 100%Smooth RedChiantiTuscanyItaly "Red plum, redcurrant, tobacco, forest floor and potpourri spices on the sexy, very complex nose. Dense, sweet, suave and deep, with insidious intensity to the multilayered flavors of blueberry, tobacco leaf & loam."
Selvapiana Bucerchiale 1.5lSangiovese 100%Smooth RedChiantiTuscanyItaly "Red plum, redcurrant, tobacco, forest floor and potpourri spices on the sexy, very complex nose. Dense, sweet, suave and deep, with insidious intensity to the multilayered flavors of blueberry, tobacco leaf & loam."
Perticaia Montefalco RossoSangiovese 70%; Sagrantino 15%; Colorino 15%.Smooth RedMontefalcoUmbriaItalyY"Fresh and vinous with the aroma of wild berries, raspberries and blueberries. Full, mildly tannic."
Azienda Agraria La Perticaia Umbria RossoSangiovese 80%; Colorino 10%; Merlot 10%.Smooth RedUmbriaUmbriaItalyY"Fresh and vinous with the aroma of black cherries. Full, smooth taste."
Sestadisopra BrunelloSangiovese Grosso CloneSmooth RedMontalcinoTuscanyItaly14.50%2008YWonderful earthy pruny brambly herbal bouquet, which continues in the mouth, balanced, complex and satiny; delicious
Montenidoli Il GarruloSangiovese, 30% CanaioloSmooth RedSan GimignanoTuscanyItalyYDelicious full and dry fragrances and flavors, a classic, Awesome floral red fruit bouquet; earthy, with black tea notes and a hint of Italian cheese.
Azienda Agricola Castello la Leccia IGT ToscanoSangiovese, 85%, Black Malvasia 15%Smooth RedCastellinaTuscanyItaly13.50%2014YBright dried red fruit, smooth and easy in the mouth with good acidity and rich with a nice freshness
Pietra Santa SassolinoSangiovese, CabSmooth RedCienega ValleyCA2012Y"Robust, red blend with bold fruit flavors of black cherry and plums with hints of chocolate and smoky oak.  The wine is balanced and has soft, round tannins"
I Fabbri Chianti Classico RiservaSangiovese, Canaiolo 5%Smooth RedGreveTuscanyItaly14.00%2011"Wine of great structure and balance, with flavours of violets and chestnuts", with nice power and persistence
Erik Banti CaratoSangiovese, Merlot and SyrahSmooth RedTuscanyItalyBouquet of red cherries and ripe pineapple, with spicy red fruit flavors, soft with "well measured" tannins
Tenute Rubino Ol tre Me (in addition to)SusamanielloSmooth RedSalentoPugliaItaly13.50%2012YIntense dried cherry bouquet and flavors with savory notes; fresh and juicy, easy drinking
Verget de France Rouge Sans TerroirSyrah, Merlot Smooth RedVaucluseFrance14.00%2014"Supple, crisply textured and forward, with fragrant aromas and flavours of summer pudding and a hint of lifted spice, carried by just the right amount of fresh, fruity acidity
AncianoTempranilloSmooth RedValdepenasSpain2004Unusual, integrated fruit & minerals bouquet with touch of vanilla, nice & fresh, with layers & balance on the palate; long
MilcamposTempranilloSmooth RedRibera del DueroSpain13.50%2014Elegant and minerally red fruit on the palate, fresh, balanced, full and long on the palate
Creta RobleTempranilloSmooth RedRibera del DueroSpain2006Barnyard, bay leaf, leather & cranberry bouquet and continues on the palate; savory and long; with vines grown in chalk, this wine has a sense of place
Convento San Fransisco RobleTempranilloSmooth RedBierzoRibera de DueroSpain2012"A beautiful, perfumed nose of intense black cherry, violet, sweet spice, and leather. This wine boasts a full body with velvety tannins that develop into a long, persistent finish"
Pinuaga Tempranillo « Nature » Vina de la Tierra de CastillaTempranilloSmooth Rednear La ManchaSpainY"Aromas of superb red fresh red fruits; an elegant medum bodied wine on the palate. Maturation in oak adds a creamy almost nutty complexity"; Chewy and long
Lopez de Heredia Tondonia ReservaTempranillo 75%, Garnacho 15%, Graciano 5%, Mazuelo 5%Smooth RedRiojaSpain13.50%2011YSpain "Bridled with a lovely nose of decayed red fruit, fireside hearth, a touch of mulberry and small red cherry. The palate is medium-bodied w fine tannins, crisp red fruits with a sharp, vibrant, tense, tannic finish"
Muga Especial Rioja ReservaTempranillo blendSmooth RedRiojaSpain14.00%2010Only made in the best years….Ray's fav Muga wine
Bodegas Ontanon CrianzaTempranillo, GarnachaSmooth RedRiojaSpain13.50%2012"Subtle and elegant but also powerful and dense with a natural fruit and mineral extract. It displays notes of black fruit and spice with natural and delicate acidity"
Bodegas Castillo de Fuenmayor: Grand FamiliaTempranillo, Graciano 5%Smooth RedRiojaSpain13.50%2011coffee, butterscotch, cough syrup bouquet; nice in the mouth, tickly tannins, ripe red fruit, good structure
AbandoTempranillo, Viura 5%Smooth RedRiojaSpain14.00%2009YInky black fruit boquet with some forest floor; Fresh and balanced in the mouth with integrated tannins
Pena el Gato Maturana TintaTinta MaturanaSmooth RedRiojaSpainYThis indigenous variety had high natural acidity, great tannic structure and a deep red color; this wine is balanced, fresh and delicious
Tinta BoaTinta Roriz, Touriga NationalSmooth RedLisbonPortugalLush ripe berry scents with vanilla notes; balanced and fresh in the mouth, soft and juicy and easy drinking with nice length
Manischewitz TraditionalSmooth Red
Dante RobinoMalbecSmooth RedMendozaArgentina13.50%2014Fresh and spicy cranberry and plum boquet, elegant and balanced in the mouth
Casal MonteiroArinto 50%, Fernao Pires 50%Soft WhiteTejoPortugal12.50%2012Fresh stone fruit bouquet with notes of pear, more of the same in the mouth, with a nice viscocity in the mouth with long freshness
GuidobonoArneisSoft WhitePiedmontItaly13.00%2014This lovely wine is bright and fresh, with good acidity; with scents of pear and almond; lime and honeydew melon in the mouth, smooth
Malvira Roreo ArneisArneisSoft WhiteLanghePiemonteItalyLuscious and pretty nose, with all kinds of stone fruit; refreshing, savory, full and nice
Rooiberg WineryChenin BlancSoft WhiteBreede River ValleySA"Pleasant pineapple and fruit salad bouauet and flavours, with some delightful citrus notes and charms of dried apples and musk. Well balanced with a quinsy, fresh, zesty finish"
Badenhorst Secateur CheninChenin BlancSoft WhiteSALovely stone fruit and minerals bouquet; fresh lovely, full and long on the palate; awesome
Les HospicesChenin BlancSoft WhiteAnjouLoireFrance13.00%2014YFresh, complex stone fruit with mineral notes; lovely and rich in the mouth; long and delicious
Champalou VouvrayChenin BlancSoft WhiteVouvrayLoireFrFrom Kermit Lynch. The freshness and and delicate aromas of the wine make it a perfect partner with grilled fish and white meats, shell-fish, roasted vegetables and oriental food. Lori and Ray loved this while vacationing in Provincetown
Baumard SavennieresChenin BlancSoft WhiteLoireFr2008Bouquet of apple blossom, quince and wet stone. Piquant notes of toasted nut, white pepper and stone fruit are integrated into lusciously juicy pear and white peach.
Nera La NovellaChiavennasca (Nebbiolo)Soft WhiteLombardyItaly“Aromas of pears and ripe red apples…on the palate are flavors of green apple and meyer lemon with some ripe pear and white peach….sharp and zippy.”
Cantina Frentana , Terre ValseCococciolaSoft WhiteD'AbruzzoItaly13.00%2012Aromatic fresh pear confit fragrance; more of the same on the palate with notes of apple and melon; fresh, smooth, complex, full and long
Vieux Moulin FendantFendant (Chasselas)Soft WhiteValaisSwitzerlandSwitzerlandA refreshing wine of fine structure with a stony minerality and hints of almond
La Draga FriulanoFriulanoSoft WhiteCollioFriulanoItaly13.50%2013Floral anise and almond bouquet with a nice freshness; continuing in the mouth with orange peel notes
Bastianich AdriaticaFriulano (Tokai)Soft WhiteFriuliItaly2009Lovely stone fruit and minerality bouquet with florality; delicious, fresh, stewed pear and apricots on the palate, and very long
Montinore Estate BorealisGewurz, Muller-Th, Pinot Gris, RieslingSoft WhiteWillametteOR12.30%2014Y"The aroma practically covers the full fruit spectrum with notes of peach, yellow apple, pineapple and bright citrus popping out, accented with whiffs of lychee and fresh rose petals"
AVV GewurzGewurztraminerSoft WhiteMendocinoCAY"Bright spicy floral aromatics and natural acidity, with a drier style to showcase the mineral qualities"
Sipp MackGewurztraminerSoft WhiteAlsaceFr2008Floral: roses, lychee, honesuckle, almond. Full bodied with a touch of sweetness but crisp and fresh, and orange notes
Winzer Krems Ried SandgrubeGruner VetlinerSoft WhiteAustria12.50%2011A fine spicy bouquet with pleasant freshness and the characteristic peppery taste; delicious and full-bodied
Birgit Eichinger GrunerGruner VetlinerSoft WhiteHaselAustria12.00%2015"The nose initially a spice bouquet, then lime blossom, with a, beautiful, refreshing rich acidity, drinking joyously"
Michael Eppan Muller ThurgauMuller ThurgauSoft WhiteAlto AdigeItaly12.00%2010Beautiful fresh and floral nose with dried stone fruit; more of the same on the palate with a nice nuttiness and texture
Durnberg FalkoMuscadelle; Welschriesling; SBSoft WhiteFalkensteinAustria11.50%2012Apricot with petrol notes, more of the same in the mouth with hints of white grapefruit, with a nice follow through
Domaine Gauby Calcinaires BlancMuscat, Chardonnay, Macabeu, and Grenache GrisSoft WhiteRoussilonFrYNose of pineapple, lime, mint, and pistachio. Silken and subtly oily in texture, yet bright and refreshing, tinged with honey, mint, citrus zest, pistachio, and white pepper, leading to a luscious finish
Punta Crena PigatoPigatoSoft WhiteLiguriaItalyYFloral yet ligth and fresh, with aromas of citrusl, sea air, and cilantro. The palate is minerally with notes of lime and apple with a fleshy texture and mouthwatering acidity.
Zlatan OtokPosipSoft WhiteCoastalCroatia2014Fresh and rich bouquet with orange flavors and a hint of wet earth; some salinity; full-flavored and long; delicious; well-made.
Pavese Blanc de MorgexPrié BlancSoft WhiteMont BlancValle d'AostaItaly12.00%2013Ylovely floral bouquet with white flowers, and hints of green olive; racy and minerally  with vivacity and length; highest vineyard in Europe; pre-phyloxera vines
Friederich Kabinett RieslingRieslingSoft WhiteGermany"Aromas of spiced pear, honeysuckle, lemon-zest, butterscotch and honeycomb. On the palate, butterscotch and pear, with good acis and finish"
Domaine J.CattinRieslingSoft WhiteAlsaceFr2008Dry, with a nice bouquet, wet straw, with a touch of tree fruit - peach, mango tastes
Red Newt RieslingRieslingSoft WhiteFinger LakesNY11.00%2012Aromas and flavors of apple, pear, honeysuckle, peach and apricot. Medium-sweet in the mouth with a touch of tropical fruit. The texture is racy, with good acidity
Prum EssenceRieslingSoft WhiteMoselGermany7.50%2008“Aromatic, with scents of apricot and peach. Fresh fruit flavors perfectly balanced by a racy acidity and mineral character”.
Jones WineryRieslingSoft WhiteAncient LakesColumbia ValleyWA11.60%2013opens up with aromas of peach and granny smith apples while on your palate delivers stone fruit flavors with a long crisp finish.
Lamoreaux Landing Dry RieslingRieslingSoft WhiteFinger LakesNYY" A nice minerality frames soft flavors of lemon curd and hints of passion fruit on the finish"
Schneider NiersteinerRieslingSoft WhiteGermany"The honey cream and spice flavors dominate this plush version, featuring a creamy mouthfeel and accents of tarragon. Offers an airy texture, with added notes of ripe melon and orange peel. The finish is long and languid"
Chateau ValticeRivaner (Muller-Thurgau)Soft WhiteMoraviaCzech.aromas of ripe yellow peach and canned pears. It is gentle on the palate, with flavors of peach and tropical fruits.
Dom Mauro GuicheneySauvignon Gris 60%, SB 40%Soft WhiteDurasFr14.50%2012YRich bouquet with dried pear and tropical notes, continuing in the mouth, full and long
JeluTorrontesSoft WhiteArgentina2011Lime bouquet and in the mouth; complex, with nice stone fruit with a lean and minerally mouth-feel
BressanVerduzzo FriulanoSoft WhiteFriuliItaly13.00%2007Intense Golden leaf nose with macerated apricots and hints of nutmeg; more of the same on the palate, with oxidative notes and tannins and very long
Dom De GournierViognierSoft WhiteSouthernFr2010Big floral nose, pretty; luscious fruit, a touch of glycerin, fresh and long
Cass ViognierViognierSoft WhitePaso RoblesCAIntense floral bouquet with apricot and stone fruit; a nice freshness and fullness in the mouth which persists
La Selve Saint RegisViognierSoft WhiteArdecheRhoneFr12.90%2012YBeautiful floral bouquet of apricot, similar flavors, with nice acidity and mouthfeel; luscious
JP Azeitao WhiteMuscat du Setubal, Frano PiresSoft WhitesSetubalPortugal13.00%2015YBright aromatic boquet with notes of orange blossom, continuing in the mouth and very long
Jean-Fracois Merieau Bulles80% Chenin Blanc and 20% ChardonnaySparklingTouraineLoireFr12.50%2009YThis bubbly has a bright nose of apple and pears with hints of citrus. The palamte is creamy and rich and the finish is juicy and long.
Gruet BrutChard 75%; Pinot Noir 25%SparklingAlbuquerqueNew MexicoNVChapenoise method, a nice crisp, and full-bodied sparkling wine, with a rich complexity and fine mousse. Green apples on the palate with a toasty finish
Antica Fratta FranciacortaChardonnaySparklingBresciaLombardyItalyElegantly fresh, vivacious and full, characterized by pleasing fruity and floral aromas, a rich mousse with a persistent bead and a clean zesty finish.
Beaumont des Crayeres BrutChardonnay 40%, Pinot Noir 40%, Pinot Meunier 20%, SparklingChampagneFrNV“a complex fruity nose with cherry, peach, honey, biscuit and spices, fresh & well balanced”
Dom. Collin Cremant de LimouxChardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Pinot NoirSparklingLimouxLanguedocFrIt opens with an explosion of bright fruit notes and a hint of almonds carried vibrant acidity through a clean fresh finish.
Sounit Bourgogne Prestige CremantChardonnay, Pinot NoirSparklingBurgundyFr"Nice fruit flavors, freshness and crispness of the smell and taste and a rare elegance that otherwise exist only in a good Champagne. The delicate sweetness is felt especially in the aftertaste; smooth and intense"
Argyle BrutChardonnay, Pinot NoirSparklingDundeeWillametteOregon12.50%2012YVintage dated with 3yrs on the lees, better than many champagnes; "bouquet filled with red berry spice and toasted brioche. The palate begins with generous plum and leads into edgy minerality with briney undertones"
Tarlant ZeroChardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot MeunierSparklingChampagneFr12.00%Ylove that yeasty nose; round from time on the lees; fine and fresh showing scents of wax, honey, lemon and mandarin; balanced and long
Varichon & Clerc Privelege "Blanc de Blanc"Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Ugni Blanc and Colombard SparklingSavoieFrNVCrisp, with delicate aromas, method champenoise…"rich fragrance of hazelnut and toasted grain, with hints of poached pears and buttered toast that linger over a long-lasting finish"...a great value
Tessari Brut GargenagaGarganegaSparklingVenetoItaly12.00%YLovely aromas of apple and chamomile; fresh full and persistent on the palate, with a pleasant aftertaste of almond
Serena Prosecco Extra DryGleraSparklingVenetoItaly11.00%NVDelicious with a friendly mouthfeel and nice acidity
Marsuret, Extra Dry ProseccoGleraSparklingTrevisoVenetoItalyCreamy white color; lemon chiffon & lime; tiny bead;clean and very sparkly; very dry for Prosecco; lovely'
Marsuret San Boldo ProseccoGleraSparklingVenetoItaly11.50%YThe bouquet is delicate and lightly aromatic with an elegant complexity reminiscent of golden apples. With hints of wild flowers, the flavor is intense, dry and fresh.
Sant' Agata PaltrinieriLambruscoSparklingSorbaraEmilia-RomagnaItaly11.50%2012YRed earthy fruit fragrance and flavors with notes of earth, savory yeat with a touch of sweetness. easy drinking
Dibon Brut Res. CavaMacabeo, PerlataSparklingSpain11.50%NVHints of stone fruit fragrances; fresh on the palate, with nice mousse and length
Agricola Cottini Roina Rose BrutMolinara, CorvinaSparklingVenetoItaly12.00%NVYFresh and lively red fruit bouquet and flavor with notes of strawberrys with a nice mousse and persistence
Agricola Cottini Pinea BrutPinot Bianco, ChardonnaySparklingVenetoItaly12.00%NVYNice lemon chiffon bouquet, fresh and delicious in the mouth, with nice feel and persistence
Cattin Cremant d'Alsace; BrutPinot BlancSparklingAlsaceFr12.00%NVYBright and fresh bouquet with white pear notes, continuing in the mouth, great mousse; delicious
Beaumont des Crayeres RosePinot Meunier 40%, Pinot Noir 35%, Chardonnay 25%, SparklingChampagneFrNV“fruity aromas of citrus & raspberry, with delicate flavors of red fruit & cherries…”
Bailly Lapierre Brut CremantPinot NoirSparklingBurgundyFrNVFrance “Comparable to champagnes…Great character and style. Rich and toasty with a long finish.”
Lucien Albrecht Brut RosePinot NoirSparklingAlsaceFr12.00%Lovely red fruit and sour dough bouquet and fragrances with a nice mouthfeel
Jean Vesselle Oeil de Perdix ChampagnePinot NoirSparklingChampagneFrance12.00%NV"Seductively floral aromas of yellow rose, lavender, wild strawberry and pungent herbs; on the palate displays lush, red berry and orchard fruit flavors. Lingers impressively on the broad finish
Heidsieck Monopole Blue 187mlPinot noir 70%, Chardonnay 20% & Pinot Meunier 10%SparklingChampagneFrA rich, smoky base with roasted walnut and toasted coconut. Lightly creamy in texture and well-balanced, with juicy acidity backing hints of glazed apricot, crème de cassis and grated ginger
Heidsieck Monopole Blue TopPinot noir 70%, Chardonnay 20% & Pinot Meunier 10%SparklingChampagneFrA rich, smoky base with roasted walnut and toasted coconut. Lightly creamy in texture and well-balanced, with juicy acidity backing hints of glazed apricot, crème de cassis and grated ginger
Sapere Aude (Dare to Know)Pinot Noir 80%, ChardonnaySparklingNapaCANVFresh ,firm acid, crisp strawberry and raspberry aromas; a hint of toast for complexity, with a nice balance and mousse
Jean Vesselle Brut Reserve 375Pinot Noir, ChardonnaySparklingChampagneFrA magnificent, elegantly structured Champagne that exudes flavors of peach, crisp apple and toast. A finely balanced, fresh Champagne that spends 30 months on lees
Canard-Duchene BrutPinot Noir, ChardonnaySparklingChampagneFr"Freshness and intensity bring together nobility and nature….characterized by fresh fruit aromas jostling with brioche notes. The fruit aromas carry through to the palate and intermingle with pastry notes"
Veuve Clicquot Yellow BrutPinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, ChardonnaySparklingChampagneFrNVfrom the internet "Lovely bouquet of fresh bread dough, chalk and vanilla. Ripe apple flavors laced with vanilla and pecan" - overpriced - just OK, mouse is rough, bubbles crude (Pairings)
Billecart-Salmon Brut ReserveSparklingChampagneFr
Marsuret Maria RoseCab Franc, Pinot NeroSparkling RoseProseccoItaly11.50%NVYFresh red fruit fragrances and flavors, that linger in the mouth, with tiny persistent bubbles, fresh and dry.
Ariel Chard NAChardonnaySpecialno alcohol
Badger Mountain Organic Chard.ChardonnaySpecialWAno sulfites
Beringer White ZinfandelWhite ZinWhite ZinNapaCA
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