2013 Robert Oatley Chardonnay (Australia) (WS 88)
Immensely flavored, with grapefruit and peach notes, showing hints of flowers and sesame as the finish lingers.
2013 Charles and Charles Chardonnay (Washington) (WS 90)
Polished, creamy and balanced, with tobacco-accented pineapple and coconut flavors that linger well.
2013 Line 39 Chardonnay (Lake County, CA)
Lime and pear flavors show bright acidity and an easy texture on the finish.
2012 Casa Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Atalayas Vineyard Chardonnay (Chile) (WS 91)
Big, rich, lusciously spiced, delivering loads of well-integrated tropical fruit flavors. Very buttery.
2012 Domaine Baron Sauvignon Touraine (Loire Valley, FR)
Minerally notes, gooseberry and grapefruit flavors, and a touch of smoke, drinks much like a good Sancerre.
2014 Buitenverwachting Bayten Sauvignon Blanc (Coastal Region, S. Africa) (WS 90)
A bracing, steely style, with lemon zest, gooseberry and wet straw notes.
2014 Matua Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand) (WS 89)
Vibrant and fragrant, with a tangy core of lime zest, ruby grapefruit and dried pineapple.
2013 Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc (Lake County, CA)
The crisp lemon, lime and melon flavors are spicy and refreshing.
2013 NXNW Horse Heaven Hills Vineyard Riesling (Columbia Valley, WA) (WS 88)
Sleek and dry, with ginger and lime overtones to the apple flavors, finishing crisp and expressive.
2012 Lucashof Riesling (Germany)
Apricot and grapefruit notes, with hints of petrol and a slight savory quality. Off dry.
2014 Heinz Eifel Kabinett Riesling (Mosel, Germany)
Soft and sweet, with ripe peach, apricot and Fuji apple flavors.
2013 J. Wegeler Erben Halbtrocken Riesling (Rheingau, Germany)
Light, refreshing and fruity, with grapefruit, peach and apple notes.
2013 Villa Wolf Gewurztraminer (Germany)
Floral nose, grapefruit and melon notes. Off dry.
2013 Tournon Mathilda (Australia) (WS 91)
A rich parfait of spicy pear and grapefruit flavors over lively acidity with a supple finish. Viognier and Marsanne
2013 St. Cosme Cotes du Rhone Blanc (Southern Rhone Valley, FR) (WS 90)
Apple, melon, glazed pear and white peach flavors, framed by toasted almond,
fennel and macadamia nut accents. Dry.
2014 Goats do Roam White (South Africa) (WS 88)
Bright and juicy, with plantain, peach and yellow apple fruit, a plump yet lively finish.
2013 14 Hands Pinot Grigio (Washington) (WS 88)
Fresh, with a tangy saline note accenting the flavors of white peach and ripe apple.
2014 Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rose (Germany)
Crisp, clean, slightly effervescent, with strawberry, cherry, and green apple flavors.
2013 Charles and Charles Rose (Columbia Valley, WA)
Light and spicy, with raspberry and pear flavors, finishing dry. Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cabernet, Cinsault and Grenache.
2013 O. Fournier Torrontés Uco Valley Urban (Mendoza, Argentina) (WS 87)
A rich, savory hint to the floral and mineral flavors. Intense notes of fennel and blood orange linger.
2012 Castello del Poggio Moscato (Italy)
Lightly creamy and fresh, this balanced version offers flavors of peach pie, candied almond and melon. Sweet.
2013 Argyle Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, OR)
Polished texture with tea scented cherry, blackberry, and herb flavors.
2013 Ponga Pinot Noir (Marlborough, NZ)
Light on its feet, maintains a nice acidity, with cherry and raspberry notes.
2013 Meiomi Pinot Noir (Monterey-Sonoma-Santa Barbara Counties, CA) (WS 92)
Exciting interplay of berry, oak, earth and spice notes. Rich yet medium-weight, with subtle edges to blueberry, raspberry, mocha and fresh-turned earth flavors, ending with tasty melted black licorice.
(Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Blends)
2011 Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa, CA)
Medium bodied with raspberry and cherry flavors and hints of chocolate and roasted meats.
2013 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon (Horse Heaven Hills Vineyard, Columbia Valley, WA) (WS 92)
Dark and spicy, with plum, currant, pear, tea, and white chocolate flavors, the finish lingering with refined tannins.
2012 Chateau Tanunda Grand Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon (Australia) (WS 90)
Firm and juicy, with black cherry, orange peel and black tea flavors on a lithe frame.
2013 Concha y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva (Chile) (WS 90)
A muscular red, with forest floor notes and luscious dried berry and cherry tart flavor, finishing with chocolate and white pepper.
2013 Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa, CA)
Aromas of ripe black currant, smoke and saddle. Flavors of dark cherry and ripe plum with a hint of vanilla and cocoa.
2013 Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon (Lake County,CA)
Ripe berry, mineral, graphite and sage. Full-bodied and smooth-textured.
2012 Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon (Central Coast, CA)
Balance of ripe and dried cherries flavors and tannic weight, with an easygoing finish.
2013 Bogle Merlot (California)
Supple and easygoing, with appealing flavors of black cherry and toasty oak.
2013 Venica & Venica Merlot (Friuli, Italy)
Characteristics of red ripe fruit, wild strawberries and sweet spice aromas. A soft and balanced body.
2012 Norton Privada (Mendoza, Argentina) (WS 93)
Concentrated dark plum, kirsch, mineral and dark chocolate flavors that glide over the palate. Long and lush, presenting a core of sweet spice and creamy notes. Amazing. The best Privada yet. Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
2013 Bodega Piedra Negra Ruta 22 Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina) (WS 88)
A full-bodied red that offers notes of tarragon and fennel to the dried raspberry and red plum flavors. Smoky finish.
2012 Norton Malbec Reserva (Mendoza, Argentina) (WS 90)
Fruity aromas, with red and dark fruit flavors that are complex. Minerally midpalate, Peppery notes and fine tannins.
ZINFANDEL AND OTHER REDS
2013 Cline Lodi Zinfandel (Lodi, CA) (WS 88)
Bright aromas of raspberry and wildflower open to lively, easygoing flavors of cherry, dill and white pepper.
2013 Seghesio Zinfandel (Sonoma, CA) (WS 92)
Offering bright cherry and tarragon aromas and flavors of briary raspberry, nutmeg and fresh-cracked black pepper.
2013 O. Fournier Carignan Maule Valley Urban (Chile) (WS 90)
Concentrated flavors of roasted plum, truffle and black currant, and a finish of spiced cherry and dark chocolate.
2013 Charles Smith Boom Boom! Syrah (Columbia Valley, WA) (WS 90)
Fresh, lively and sleek, with red berry, raspberry and spice box flavors in a neat package, lingering expressively.
2012 Montgras Antu Syrah Colchagua Valley (Rapel, Chile) (WS 91)
Smoky notes to the dried raspberry and plum flavors. Meat accents linger on the cream and chocolate filled finish.
2013 Tournon Mathilda Shiraz (Australia)
This cool-climate Shiraz drips with plum and currant fruit, weaving in black pepper and mineral notes.
2010 Renzo Masi Chianti Riserva (Tuscany, Italy) (WS 88)
Rich and dense, showing black cherry, plum, tar and tobacco flavors.
NV Roederer Anderson Valley Brut Rose (Anderson Valley, CA) (WS 90)
Floral aromas of raspberry and white chocolate open to crisp, festive flavors of graham cracker, spice.
NV Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut (Sonoma, CA) (WS 90)
Bright, tart and lively, with citrus, apple and white pepper aromas and flavors.
2012 Vigne Regale Acqui Rosa Regale (Piedmont, Italy)
Lightly sweet red sparkler, with tangy acidity, with flavors of blackberry coulis, kirsch, clove, anise, and smoke.
NV La Marca Proseco (Italy) 187ml
A light and balanced bubbly, with lively acidity and flavors of baked apricot, blanched almond and fresh ginger.
NV Casas Del Mar Cava Brut Rose (Spain)
An easy-drinking sparkler, with pleasing cherry, candied apple and citrus peel notes.