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2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek, Andrews Vineyard -- $28

Loads of honeysuckle and limeade dominate the nose of this pale straw shaded wine. Aromas of kiwi and gooseberry fruit complement the range of citrus elements. The wine is round and mouth filling, with fresh melon, green apple and grapefruit on the palette. The acidity is bright, but balanced, and a long finish of candied lime and melon linger on the finish. This is a wine meant to be chilled and enjoyed in its youth. 

    2013 Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard Carneros -- $35

    The 2012 vintage of Sangiacomo Chardonnay has the typical bosque pear of other years, in addition buttered pecans, honeycomb, and lilies are present on the nose. There is a wonderful silkiness to the palette followed by flavors of passion fruit and papaya. Other flavors of pear and flint follow on the finish. There is some very good acidity here to balance the viscosity. The wine is wonderful in its youth and should age nicely over the next 4-5 years (2017-2018). 

      2013 Chardonnay Savoy Vineyard Anderson Valley -- $42

      This riper vintage of Savoy Chardonnay brings out some big pear, red apple and blooming tulips on the nose.  Lemon custard, white pepper and soapstone minerality are also present. The palette begins with a soft lushness, and continues with flavors of caramel apple, cinnamon toast and limeade. There is some very firm acidity on this wine, which lends itself to age. Bright and fresher in its youth, it will develop some wonderful elements over the next 5-6 years (2018-2019). 

        2013 Pinot Noir Tina Marie Vineyard Green Valley of Russian River -- $45

        Beautiful deep ruby in color the 2012 Tina Marie is extremely fragrant. Fresh raspberries and dusty cocoa fill the glass. Blueberry pie, pomegranate concentrate and violets are just as present. The palette is super velvety with more pomegranate and raspberries. There is a touch of minerality on the palette, mainly gravel. Firm tannins, for Pinot Noir, are present, and are balanced with some crisp acidity. This wine will develop beautifully over the next 6-7 years (2019-2020). 

        • Vintage: 2013
        • Varietal: Pinot Noir
        • AVA: Green Valley
        2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain District -- $75

        The 2012 Spring Mountain Cabernet jumps from the glass. Immense amounts of aromatics are extremely prevalent upon pouring. Giant amounts of blackberry, ripe fig, violet perfume and plum are surrounded by creamed coffee, cedar and allspice. The mouth feel is velvety, and rich. Black currants, mocha and pepper flavors take over on the palate. The tannins are definitely present in a round chalkier form, where very firm mountain acidity aids to balance them out. Although extremely aromatic already, this stunning wine will age beautifully over the next 14-15 years. 

          2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Cyrus Ryan Vineyard Napa Valley -- $95

          With its deep purple core this wine is immediately bursting with blackberry and blueberry tart. Sweet vanilla spice and cinnamon toast are balanced by the subtle graphite and crushed floral elements. This is an extremely lush wine with cherry compote and milk chocolate on the mid palette. The moderately chalky tannins are balanced by the restrained acidity. Although surprisingly appealing in its youth, this wine will benefit from 10-11 years of bottle age (2022-2023).