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2013 Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Terra a Lago,’ Alexander Valley

A nearly opaque crimson hue. The somewhat reticent nose hints at lifted cedar, dried herbs, and black berries. The rich core of fruit steps forward in the mouth, all plush and juicy. The soft, fine-grained tannins add to the velvety textural... Read more

2013 Dry Creek Vineyard Merlot, Dry Creek Valley

This red displays an opaque crimson in the glass, lightening at the rim. Forthright scents of crushed blackberries, mulberries, plum, and currant are joined by notes of dried violets, wet tobacco leaf, and white pepper. It is medium-full in the... Read more

2015 Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley, Australia

This red presents as an opaque dark purple, with crimson hues at the rim. Eucalyptus-tinged aromas lead to scents of tobacco and tomato leaf, black berries, minerality, and milk chocolate. Good acidity stimulates the palate, and classic cassis and... Read more

2015 Barrymore by Carmel Road Pinot Grigio, California

Pinot Grigio – it’s not just from Italy anymore. Movie star Drew Barrymore is a fan of this crisp white wine, and has partnered with Carmel Road winery to produce a delicious rendition. A mélange of aromas and flavors delight the senses –... Read more

2014 La Crema Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Brilliant medium straw color. The welcoming nose delivers brash Meyer lemon zest, followed by light white-fleshed fruits, all neatly wrapped in spiced butter and cream. It’s palate-coating, with a long, mineral-driven finish that echoes the rich... Read more

2013 Murphy-Goode ‘Liar’s Dice’ Zinfandel, Sonoma County

Nearly opaque ruby color. Jammy scents of apple pectin, raspberry and blackberry fruit, a dash of black pepper, and oak spice notes are pleasant and inviting. This red is full and thick in the mouth, with no sign of heat despite the 15.4% alcohol... Read more

2013 Edmeades Petite Sirah, Mendocino County

A dense, pitch-black color in the glass. Smoke-tinged scents evoking charred oak, tobacco, and burnt chocolate lead to ample blueberry and blackberry fruit. Youthful, fine-grained tannins coat the palate but are not drying. This is a solid example... Read more

2015 Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc, Sonoma County

For over four decades, Dry Creek Vineyard has produced a Fumé Blanc bottling – one of only a handful of California wineries that can claim such a long track record with the Sauvignon Blanc varietal. The use of the term Fumé, first coined in... Read more

2015 Liberated Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast

A clear pale straw color in the glass. One sniff and – WOW! Heady aromas of fresh lime, quince and gooseberry are upfront, followed by a backdrop of perfumed flowers, steel, and chalky minerality. It’s medium-bodied, with a juicy acidity that... Read more

2013 Liberated Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast

Opaque purple-black color. Well-defined aromas of sweet blackberry, black currant, fleshy black cherry, plum, and fresh dill are rounded out by shadings of butter, cream, and milk chocolate. These flavors continue on the palate, leaving an... Read more