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2014 Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Musque, Taylor’s Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley

Brilliant light straw color. Initial scents of varietal pea pod, grass and herbs lead to sweet floral impressions, followed by white pepper, tangerine, and peach. The Musque Clone is a type of Sauvignon Blanc, and here it has undergone 100%... Read more

2014 Dry Creek Vineyard Block 10 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

In the glass, a brilliant, deep straw color. With a swirl and a sniff, the nose transports the taster to a time 25 years in the past – a happy time, when winemakers delivered pleasing Chardonnays full of baked apple pie aromas (complete with... Read more

2013 Edmeades Zinfandel, Shamrock, Mendocino County

Opaque purple color in the glass. This is a sedate, claret-like rendition of Zinfandel. Aromas of sandalwood, dried cherries and cranberries, and a smidge of orange zest lead to a similar palate profile, picking up a creamy mouthfeel on the way to a... Read more

2013 Edmeades Zinfandel, Gianoli, Mendocino Ridge

Barely opaque dark garnet color. Initial flowery aromas of framboise are accented by earthy scents of pine forest floor and savory herbs. It seems sleeker in the mouth, where the raspberry fruit joins fleshy cherry, and it picks up chocolate and... Read more

2014 La Crema Pinot Noir, Monterey

A bright, translucent ruby hue. Sassy notes of fresh orange zest and red cherries lead to whiffs of blackberry, blueberry, tea leaves, and notes of cocoa powder and woodspice. It is lithe and feminine in the mouth. This red is built for immediate... Read more

2014 Jackson Estate Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

First, I must confess – the Anderson Valley appellation on the western end of Mendocino County has always impressed me with the quality of the Pinot Noir juice being produced there. That being said, this is a lovely rendition of the grape that... Read more

2015 Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley

The color is a very pale straw, which belies the cascade of floral aromas, honeydew, citrus, and tropical fruits that gush from the glass and onto the palate. Although the juice was stainless steel fermented, some batches saw time in oak and... Read more

2013 MacPhail Pinot Noir, Sundawg Ridge, Green Valley

Green Valley is a sub-appellation within the world-famous Russian River Valley. The wine shows a dusty ruby color, with glints of orange. Toasted oak and paraffin aromas lead to earth, clove, and moderate cherry cola scents. The fruit gains more... Read more

2013 MacPhail Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Green Valley

Green Valley is a sub-appellation within the world-famous Russian River Valley. Translucent ruby in color, this red begins with forward aromas of French oak, showing peppery spice and leather. Underneath the oak shadings lies ample dried red fruits,... Read more

2013 Jackson Estate Pinot Noir, Outland Ridge, Anderson Valley

The Jackson Estate wines represent special bottlings from a specific appellation. For over forty years, the Anderson Valley has produced Pinot Noir of distinction. This is no light red Burgundy. From first glance as it sits in the glass, the barely... Read more