Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Pale straw color and star bright. Pretty nose offering candied lime, grapefruit, melon, peach, citrus blossom and wet stones with the slightest hint of bitter herbs. Fresh and lively with a core of citrus wrapped neatly in minerality, the finish is bright and crisp. Beefed up a bit by a sprinkling of S millon and … Continue reading Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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Sleight of Hand, The Sorceress. 2015

Killer juice from one of the great producers of Rhône varietals in Walla Walla. Don't let the cartoon-y branding fool you; the team at Sleight of Hand makes some of the most seriously delicious and food-friendly wines in WA State. This blend is sourced from old vine sites in the Columbia Valley. Pale ruby in … Continue reading Sleight of Hand, The Sorceress. 2015

Groth Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Valley Floor Sauvignon Blanc from one of Oakville's top grower/producers. Medium straw and star-bright. Mandarin, lime and grapefuit aromatics intermingle with tropical fruit, grass, wet stone and asparagus. Very energetic on the palate. Full-throttle citrus attack, followed by a seemingly soft midpalate leading to a crisp, herbaceous and bitter finish. Lipsmackingly fresh and DYING for … Continue reading Groth Sauvignon Blanc 2017

L’Ermitage Brut 1997

Top bottling from Roederer Estate's Mendocino property in the Anderson Valley. 50/50 Pinot/Chard topped with a "reserve dosage" aged at least 5yrs in French oak before an additional five months of bottle ageing before release. A gentle layer of fine bubbles appear upon pouring but quickly dissipate, revealing a medium-concentrated gold wine showing its maturity … Continue reading L’Ermitage Brut 1997

Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc, 2016

This is a beauty from one of the most highly regarded California Pinot Noir producers. Ripe and expressive, there is no shortage of sweet citrus and tropical fruit on the nose, which is fairly intense. Very focused. Some wood frames the fruit nicely and adds a polished feel on the palate. The attack's initial richness … Continue reading Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc, 2016

A great Cabernet from John Grochau

VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon ORIGIN: Walla Walla Valley MAKER: John Grochau VINIFICATION: Fermented in open top fermenters with manual punch down and manual pump overs for cap management. AGING: 40% aged 20 months in new French oak barrels

A Pinot Noir with an American feel..

APPELLATION: Pays D’Oc VARIETAL: 100% Pinot Noir FERMENTATION: In stainless steel. Unoaked. TASTING NOTES: Deep ruby color with a nose of ripe raspberries and red cherries with mineral hints in the