• Troon Vineyard Cuvée Pyrénées Applegate Valley 2016

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    Brilliant, deep ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of raspberry, hibiscus flower, and blueberry balsamic with supporting notes of red currant and baking spices. The palate echoes the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with flavors of tart cherry and black plum The finish is long and lingering with supple tannins and trailing herbal and spice accents. Medium to full-bodied and perfectly balanced thanks to bright acidity with a voluptuous texture. $60 – 5 Stars – 98 points

  • Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Adelaida District 2016

    Brilliant, deep ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of blackberry, cassis, and eucalyptus with supporting notes of black tea, black cherry, and smoked meat. The palate echoes the nose delivering a black fruit-driven core with flavors of black plum, hibiscus flower, and anise. The finish is long and lingering with chewy tannins and sweet mineral accents. Full-bodied and perfectly balanced with a opulent texture. Made with a blend of 46% Mourvedre, 31% Syrah, 18% Grenache, and 5% Counoise. We have loved every release of the great Esprit de Tablas but this may be our favorite. $60 – 5 Stars – 98 points

  • Tongue Dancer Wines Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2016

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    Brilliant, medium gold color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of lemon curd, lychee, and white tropical flowers with supporting notes of wet stones and citrus zest. The palate echoes the nose delivering a ripe orchard fruits-driven core with flavors of white peach and subtle toasted oak accents. The finish is long and lingering with trailing floral and citrus notes. Medium to full-bodied and perfectly balanced with an opulent texture that is kept vibrant with a deft dose of bright acidity. Made with 100% Chardonnay. $50 – 5 Stars – 98 points

  • Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port Oporto 2016

    Brilliant, intense purple color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of black fruits, plum, and slate with supporting notes of dried herbs, and cassis. The palate echoes the nose delivering a black fruit-driven core with flavors of boysenberry. The finish is long and lingering with firm tannins. Full-bodied and perfectly balanced with a opulent texture. $TBD – 5 Stars – 97 points

  • Tablas Creek Vermentino Adelaida District 2016

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    Brilliant, light green/gold color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of green apple and grapefruit with supporting notes of citrus zest and nectarine. The palate echoes the nose delivering a green fruit-driven core with flavors of kumquat. The finish is crisp with subtle, lingering mineral and citrus accents. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a vibrant texture. Made with 100% Vermentino. $27 – 5 Stars – 98 points

  • Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Adelaida District 2014

    Brilliant, deep garnet color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of black currant, earth, and blackberry with supporting notes of truffle, anise, mineral, and baking spices. The palate echoes the nose delivering a black fruit-driven core with flavors of black plum and cured meat with hints of sea salt and cocoa nibs. The finish is long and lingering with chewy tannins. Full-bodied and perfectly balanced with a rich and dense, nearly chewy texture. $55 – 5 Stars – 98 points

  • Troon MT Reserve Southern Oregon 2014

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    Deep, dark, ruby red color. The nose is very complex and compelling with ripe, red cherry in the lead with hints of boysenberry and cassis with silky accents of allspice. The palate is in full accord with the nose delivering a dense, red fruit-centric core with waves of spice, rich red jams, vanilla, and subtle brown spice notes. Full-bodied with dense fruit and perfect balance and harmony with a bright dose of acidity and soft, round, supple tannins. $50 – 5 Stars – 97 points

  • Ayala Rosé Majeur Champagne NV

    Brilliant pink color with a steady stream of fine bubbles. The nose is quite vibrant with waves of ripe and tart red fruits mingling with soft floral and mineral accents. The palate echoes the nose delivering a complex but subtle blend of raspberry, boysenberry, and black mulberry that activate the salivary glands with bright acidity. Medium-bodied and very a finesse rosé with prominent red fruits being balanced by the classic lees notes and generous dose of Chardonnay delivering perfect balance. $70 – 5 Stars – 97 points

  • Chateau Lassègue, Lassègue Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2010

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    Deep, dark ruby red color. The aromatics are quite expressive offering waves of black fruits both ripe and dried with generous accents of cassis, black plum, evergreen shrubs, brown baking spices, forest floor, and toasted oak. The palate brilliantly echoes the nose delivering a dense black fruit core with flanking notes of earth, clove, black pepper, nutmeg, and oak with a silky minerality rising on the finish. This young Bordeaux is wonderfully intense with lush fruit and spice showing incredible depth offering flashes of maturity while the bright youthful fruit still dominates. $90 – 5 Stars – 98 points

  • Troon Blue Label Sangiovese Rogue Valley 2014

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    Brilliant, crimson color. The nose presents the aromas of Tuscany offering scents of ripe and tart red fruits with supporting notes of black currant, earth, herbs, and subtle brown spice notes. The palate echoes the nose delivering a vibrant fruit core with generous flanking notes of dried herbs, black tea, and subtle earth tones finishing with medium, well-integrated tannins. Medium-bodied with the prefect balance of fruit, earth, spice, and bright acid. $29 – 5 Stars – 97 points

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