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1 Wine Selections Page No. Wines By The Glass... 2 Half-bottle... 3,4 Large-Bottle... 5 Champagne Tete de Cuvee... 6 Non Vintage-Brut Rose... 7 Non Vintage-Brut... 8 Methode Champanoise... 8 American White Wines Chardonnay ,10,11,12 Other Varietals ,14 Imported White Wines Italy Australia New Zealand France-Loire Valley France-Burgundy... 17,18,19 France-Alsace, Rhone Valley France-Cotes de Provence Rose American Red Wines Cabernet Sauvignon / Meritage... 21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30 Merlot... 31,32,33 Pinot Noir... 34,35,36,37 Zinfandel Syrah / Shiraz / Petit Sirah Imported Red Wines Australia... 40,41,42 New ZeaLand Italy, Umbria / Veneto Piedmont... 44,45 Tuscany... 45,46,47 Sardinia France, Bordeaux... 48,49,50 Burgundy / Beaujolais Rhone Valley Spain South America, Argentina South America, Chile Dessert Wines California, Australia, Italy France, Canada July 2011

2 BY THE GLASS SELECTIONS CHAMPAGNE Bin No. Vintage Glass Bottle 146 PERRIER- JOUET,, GRAND BRUT... N.V J VINEYARD, CUVEE 20 BRUT... N.V VEUVE CLICQUOT ROSE... N.V LAURENT AURENT-PERRIER BRUT... {SPLIT)... N.V CHARDONNAY 200 CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE, COLUMBIA VALLEY FERRARI-CARANO CARANO,, SONOMA COUTNY RAYMOND RESERVE, NAPA A VALLEY AMERICAN WHITE WINES 312 RIESLING, PACIFIC RIM, COLUMBIA VALLEY SAUVIGNON BLANC, DECOY BY DUCKHORN, NAPA A VALLEY WHITE ZINFANDEL, BERINGER VINEYARDS, NORTH COAST IMPORTED WHITE WINE 405 PINOT GRIGIO,, TERRAZZE DELLA LUNA, ITAL ALY PINOT GRIGIO,, ZENATO TO,, DELLE VENEZIE, ITAL ALY SAUVIGNON BLANC, WHITEHAVEN, MARLBOROUGH CABERNET SAUVIGNON 568 WILLIAM HILL, CENTRAL COAST B.R.. COHN, SILVER LABEL, NORTH COAST FRANCISCAN, NAPA A VALLEY ALLEY AMERICAN RED VARIETALS ALS 709 MERLOT, COLUMBIA CREST, COLUMBIA VALLEY MERLOT, CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE, INDIAN WELLS PINOT NOIR, MARK WEST, CALIFORNIA PINOT NOIR, LYETH HERITAGE RESERVE, SONOMA PINOT NOIR, BELLE GLOS, SONOMA COAST ZINFANDEL, RENWOOD, CRANKY OLD VINE IMPORTED RED WINE 883 RIPASSO ASSO,, PAL ALAZZO AZZO DELLA TORRE, ALLEGRINI, VENETO SHIRAZ-CABERNET, PENFOLDS, KOONUNGA HILLS MALBEC, GASCON, MENDOZA DESSERT WINE 971 RIESLING, VIN DE GLACIÈRE CIÈRE,, PACIFIC RIM,...(4 oz.pour) PAGE 2

3 HALF-BOTTLE SELECTIONS CHAMPANGE ANGE SPARKLING WINE Bin No. Vintage 1/2Bottle 349 LAURENT-PERRIER BRUT, FRANCE... N.V TAITTINGER LA FRANÇAISE BRUT,, FRANCE... N.V VEUVE CLICQUOT YELLOW LABEL BRUT,, FRANCE... N.V LAURENT-PERRIER BRUT, FRANCE......(SPLIT)...N.V AMERICAN WHITE WINES-CHARDONNA CHARDONNAY 362 CHATEAU MONTELENA, NAPA A VALLEY "OVERLOOK" OOK" LANDMARK VINEYARDS, SONOMA-MONTEREY GRGICH HILLS, NAPA A VALLEY MATANZAS ANZAS CREEK, SONOMA PATZ & HALL, HYDE VINEYARD, CARNEROS STEELE, SANTA A BARBARA AMERICAN WHITE WINES 353 CONUNDRUM, CALIFORNIA SAUVIGNON BLANC, DUCKHORN, NAPA A VALLEY ALLEY IMPORTED WHITE WINES 359 PINOT GRIGIO,, SANTA A MARGHERITA, A, ALTO ADIGE SAUVIGNON BLANC, CROSSINGS, NEW ZEALAND POUILLY-FUISSE, LOUIS JADOT,, FRANCE DESSERT WINES 971 RIESLING, VIN DE GLACIÈRE, PACIFIC RIM, CALIFORNIA DOLCE, LATE HARVEST,, FAR NIENTE, NAPA A VALLEY RARE TAWNY NOSTALGIA ALGIA, D ARENBERG, AUSTRALIA... N.V MUFFATO DELLA SALA, A, CASTELLO DELLA SALA, A, ANTINORI, UMBRIA(500 (500ml ml) BRACHETTO D'ACQUI ROSA REGALE, BANFI, PIEDMONT MOSCATO D ASTI MARENCO,, PIEDMONT GEWÜRZTRAMINER CUVÉE ANNE, SCHLUMBERGER,, ALSACE( ml ml) CHATEAU COUTET,, BARSAC, FRANCE CHAPOUTIER,, VIN DE PAILLE, ERMITAGE, FRANCE INNISKILLIN, CABERNET FRANC ICEWINE, NIAGARA, CANADA INNISKILLIN, VIDAL, OAK AGED, NIAGARA, CANADA MUSCAT,, CHAMBERS, RUTHERGLEN, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA... N.V PAGE 3

4 HALF-BOTTLE SELECTIONS AMERICAN RED WINES-CABERNET SAUVIGNON Bin No. Vintage 1/2Bottle 390 BR COHN, OLIVE HILL ESTATE, TE, SONOMA VALLEY ALLEY DARIOUSH ARIOUSH,, NAPA A VALLEY ALLEY DUCKHORN, NAPA A VALLEY ALLEY FAUST AUST,, NAPA A VALLEY FLORA SPRINGS, NAPA A VALLEY GRGICH HILLS, NAPA A VALLEY JARVIS, NAPA A VALLEY JUSTIN, ISOCOLES, PASO ROBLES JOSEPH PHELPS, NAPA A VALLEY MT VEEDER,, NAPA A VALLEY ALLEY OPUS ONE, NAPA A VALLEY RIDGE, MONTE BELLO, CALIFORNIA STAGS LEAP WINERY, NAPA VALLEY AMERICAN RED VARIET ARIETALS ALS 380 MERLOT, DUCKHORN VINEYARDS, NAPA VALLEY PINOT NOIR, ETUDE WINES, CARNEROS PINOT NOIR, GOLDENEYE, ANDERSON VALLEY PINOT NOIR, LA CREMA, SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR,, PATZ & HALL, SONOMA COAST ZINFANDEL, RIDGE GEYSERVILLE, SONOMA ZINFANDEL, RIDG IDGE LYTTON SPRINGS, SONOMA ZINFANDEL, SEGHESIO FAMILY VINEYARD, SONOMA ZINFANDEL / CABERNET SAUVIGNON, PARADUXX, NAPA A VALLEY ALLEY IMPORTED-RED WINES 389 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, GUIGAL, FRANCE COTE DU RHONE, PAUL JABOULET,, PARALLELE 45, FRANCE AMARONE, ALLEGRINI, VENETO,, ITAL ALY BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO ALCINO,, CAMIGLIANO CHIANTI CLASSISO ASSISO,, FELSINA, TUSCANY,, ITAL ALY FONTALL ALLORO ORO,, FELSINA, TUSCANY,, ITAL ALY SHIRAZ, PENFOLDS, ST.. HENRI, AUSTRALIA PAGE 4

5 LARGE-BOTTLE SELECTION CHAMPAGNE 1381 PERRIER-JOUËT GRAND BRUT...(MAGNUM) N.V Great balance and a lingering finish mark this zesty, full-flavored brut as something special. Rich in fruit flavor, crisp in balance, with an underlying tangy quality that begs for another sip. The Wine Spectator RED WINES-AMERICAN 1390 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, JOSEPH PHELPS, NAPA VALLEY..(MAGNUM) Smooth-textured, supple and harmonious, with subtle layers of currant, spice, herb, anise and light cedary oak, ending with a graceful mix of ripe fruit and fine-grained tannins. Drink now through Wine Spectator Rating 91 DESSERT WINES 1399 DOLCE, LATE HARVEST,, FAR NIENTE, NAPA A VALLEY... (MAGNUM) "Absolutely delicious. Dessert in a glass. The ripe and rich fig, apricot, anise, vanilla bean, pear and butterscotch flavors of this Sémillion blend are thick yet elegant, accented by lively orange peel and citrus notes." The Wine Spectator Rating 96 PAGE 5

6 CHAMPAGNE TETE DE CUVEE 118 CUVEE DOM PERIGNON Pale yellow. An enticing blend of red berries, butter and toast on the nose; this settled down to an earthy, smoky character that reminded me of Batard-Montrachet. Full and rich, with flavors of musky yellow plum and ripe pear accented by crisp mineral notes. Really long and vibrant on the building finish. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Rating KRUG BRUT A very youthful 95. Delicate. Intense aromas of ginger, citrus, candied berry and multigrain bread turn to honey, roasted almonds and graphite on the palate. It s all underscored by a precise structure and creamy texture. Its structure keeps it persistent through the long finish. A picture of precision and intensity. Drink now through ,700 cases imported. Wine Spectator Rating "98" 130 KRUG, GRAND CUVEE...MULTI Super texture, like velvet, offers the perfect backdrop for a kaleidoscope of flavors?coconut, ginger, vanilla, berries and tobacco. Beautifully integrated, with a firm underpinning of acidity keeping it all focused and fresh. Terrific length. Drink now through Wine Spectator Rating LOUIS ROEDERER, CRISTAL "The 2004 Brut Cristal has put on quite a bit of weight since I first tasted it earlier this year. It is a powerful, structured Cristal layered with considerable fruit. Chardonnay seems to play the leading role in 2004, at least today. Cristal is often accessible young, but that is far from the case here. This is a serious, painfully young Cristal that will require considerable patience. Readers who are willing to spend some time with the wine today will find a super-impressive, complete Cristal. The 2004 Cristal is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. This is Lot L033331E100008, disgorged January, Anticipated maturity: Wine Advocate Rating PERRIER-JOUET, FLEUR DE CHAMPAGNE BRUT Hints of burnt sugar and toffee accent this bright Champagne, along with notes of apple pie, breaddough,cream and candied lemon peel. There's a fine balance between the wine's finesse and its livelycharacter, with a long, smoke-tinged finish. Better than previously reviewed. Drink now through Wine Spectator Rating VEUVE CLICQUOT,, LA GRAND DAME Very distinctive. Bold and complex, exhibiting roasted elements of toasted bread, nuts and coffee, along with dried fuit and citrus nuances. The structure is firm and fresh, with a superlong finish evoking walnuts. Wine Spectator Rating 94 PAGE 6

7 CHAMPAGNE NON-VINT VINTAGE ROSE 134 LAURENT-PERRIER CUVÉE ROSÉ...MULTI % Pinot Noir from 100% Grand Cru Vineyards Pale salmon color. Brisk, pinot-like aromas of raspberry, strawberry, smoke, toast and honeysuckle. Bright and frothy in the mouth, with vibrant, firm-edged red berry flavors that call to mind a Russian River Valley pinot noir. A real fruit bomb, but dry and brisk on the back end. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Rating "90" 144 MOËT ET CHANDON BRUT IMPERIAL ROSÉ... N V Traditional but exciting style of dry rosé, designed for dinner. Has a copper color, toasty aromas, firm texture and subtle fruit and spice flavors that linger on the finish. The Wine Spectator Rating NICOLAS FEUILLATTE BRUT ROSE...N V A distinctive rosé Champagne that smells like potpourri or Christmas punch with its cinnamon and clove accents. There s depth and intensity to the berry and whole-grain bread notes, matched to a raw silk texture and vibrant structure. Excellent length. Wine Spectator Rating VEUVE CLICQUOT ROSE... N.V Drawing on the success of the yellow label, the pink twist is sure to attract trendy drinkers. With a fine mousse and dark salmon hue, this Champagne greets you with raspberry and strawberry aromas. What follows is deep, intense and strong all characteristically Veuve. Winemaker s Tasting Notes PAGE 7

8 CHAMPAGNE NON-VINT VINTAGE 143 LAURENT-PERRIER BRUT... N.V "Very fresh, precise aromas lime, chalk and golden raisin. Lively, spicy and concentrated; rich and round but light on its feet thanks to perfectly integrated acidity. Intriguing note of green cardamom. Finishes with excellent grip and persistence. A terrific non-vintage brut." Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Rating "90" 147 MOET CHANDON BRUT IMPERIAL... N.V Its aromas reveal an exotic fruitiness yellow peach, plum, pineapple and honey and elegant blond notes. The palate is seductive and generous, combining intensity with roundness, fullness with suppleness, followed by a lively crisp finish to reveal the magical balance of champagne. Winemaker s Tasting Notes 140 NICOLAS FEUILLATTE BRUT... N.V This is a deliciously floral, light-bodied, wonderfully subtle yet effervescent Champagne that stood out in my tastings as one of the finest values in the non-vintage category. Wine Advocate Rating PERRIER-JOUËT GRAND BRUT... N.V Great balance and a lingering finish mark this zesty, full-flavored brut as something special. Rich in fruit flavor, crisp in balance, with an underlying tangy quality that begs for another sip. The Wine Spectator 148 TAITTINGER BRUT LA FRANÇAISE... N.V Toast, honey, peach, and citrus flavors come together effortlessly in this balanced, elegant Champagne. The fine mousse adds to the textural component, and this ends on a refreshing note. Wine Spectator Rating VEUVE CLICQUOT YELLOW LABEL... N.V The blend shows good maturity and earth. The texture is rich and creamy, then the acidity sweepsit up into a long finish, the Champagne flavors are clear as a bell. A super non-vintage brut. The Wine & Spirits Buying Guide Rating 90 METHODE CHAMPENOISE 160 J VINEYARDS & WINERY, CUVEE 20, BRUT... N.V This J non-vintage Brut gracefully opens up with crisp lemon peel, honeysuckle and delicate yeast aromas. Upon entry, these notes follow through to a mix of Fuji apple and grapefruit interlaced with toast, caramel and almond flavors on the mid-palate. Winemaker s Tasting Notes 155 BELLAVISTA BRUT, FRANCIACORTA, LOMBARDY... N.V "It exhibits a refined bouquet of yeasty bread, dried apricots, pear, and citrus. This wine, which spent three years on its lees, is rich, fresh, medium-bodied, and long in the mouth, with tiny pinpoint bubbles and a lot of frothiness. This is a brilliant wine from winemaker Mattia Bezzola. The reference point for brilliantly pure, elegant, Italian sparkling wine, this offering can stand up to the finest Champagnes." Wine Advocate Rating "91" 161 PROSECCO DI VALDOBBIADENE, NINO FRANCO RUSTICO... N.V The non-vintage, light-bodied Prosecco di Valdobiaddene Rustico offers gorgeously elegant, fresh, lively fruit, notes of bread dough and citrus, and persistent effervescence. It is almost impossible to believe this low-priced wine is so good. Wine Advocate Rating PROSECCO EXTRA DRY, LA MARCA, VENETO... N.V A delicate, well-balanced Prosecco, showing a good blend of baked apple, sour lemon and grapefruit, with a lightly creamy mineral texture on the palate. Medium froth, with some body and a pleasant lemon and mineral finish. Winemaker s Tasting Notes PAGE 8

9 AMERICAN WHITE WINES CHARDONNAY 207 CAKEBREAD CELLARS, NAPA A VALLEY Our Napa Valley Chardonnay offers fresh, lovely pear and ripe Granny Smith apple aromas with supporting mineral, baked bread and baking spice scents. Full and richly textured on the palate, the citrusy crisp, spiced-apple and pear flavors are enriched by yeast and toasty oak tones that extend into a very long, rich, minerally finish. Winemaker s Tasting Notes 210 CHALK HILL, SONOMA Refreshing, intense and vibrant, with a mix of spice, floral, fig and apricot flavors that are rich, deep and complex, ending with a long, persistent finish. Wine Spectator Rating CHATEAU MONTELENA, NAPA A VALLEY Captivating aromas of apple, pear, fresh herbs, dried spices and flowers. Boasts very good density of texture and flavor intensity. Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar Rating CHÂTEAU STE. MICHELLE, CANOE RIDGE ESTATE, TE, COLUMBIA VALLEY A fruit-centered wine, this sings with pear, grapefruit and peach aromas and flavors, perched enticingly on a lithe frame, with subdued oak notes lingering around the periphery. It s the texture, though, that makes it so attractive, polished and refined. Drink now through ,000 cases made Wine Spectator Rating CLOS PEGASE, MITSUK0 S VINEYARD, CARNEROS / NAPA A VALLEY A pure, clean Chardonnay whose dry richness is balanced with cool-climate acidity and a citrus streak almost like Sauvignon Blanc. Shows pineapple and pear flavors that indicate the varietal, but then crisp, tartly acidic lemongrass and grapefruits kick in. The result is wonderfully food- friendly." Wine Enthusiast Rating CHÂTEAU STE. MICHELLE, COLUMBIA VALLEY Bright and jazzy, with pretty pineapple, grapefruit, elderflower and spice flavors that lingers on the finish without excess weight. This just floats on for a while. Wine Spectator Rating DOMAINE DROUHIN, ARTHUR ARTHUR, DUNDEE HILLS, OREGON Always a joy to drink, the latest vintage of DDO s Arthur combines richness and elegance in a seamless and fascinating whole. Cucumber and melon, apple and pear fruit is the base, which expands into wet stone and mineral, then butter cookie. It s a one-wine seminar in how to make great Chardonnay, expressing the acid-driven elegance of Burgundy with some of the lushness of New World grapes. Tasted even better on the second day. Wine Enthusiast Rating 91 PAGE 9

10 AMERICAN WHITE WINES CHARDONNAY 220 FISHER,, MOUNTAIN ESTATE TE VINYARD, SONOMA COUNTY The 2007 Chardonnay, Mountain Estate Vineyard displays fresh white currant, quince, nectarine, orange blossom, and white peach aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied with admirable fruit purity and good acidity, this fresh, lively, substantial Chardonnay is both powerful and elegant. Wine Advocate Rating FERRARI-CARANO CARANO,, ALEXANDER VALLEY ALLEY Over 60 individual Chardonnay lots are either whole-cluster pressed or gently de-stemmed, crushed, pressed, and then cold settled for two days in stainless steel tanks before moving to barrels. Aged separately in French oak, the wines complete 85 percent malolactic fermentation and are sur lie aged and stirred every two weeks for ten months. Winemaker s Tasting Notes 202 FOLEY,, RANCHO SANTA A ROSA, SANTA A RITA A HILLS Beautiful and young, rewarding in every aspect. It shows bright, ripe Meyer lemon marmalade, apricot preserve, nectarine butter and guava flavors, with an exotic array of tropical spices and an elaborate coating of caramelized, vanilla-infused oak. It s also clean in citrusy acids. A bit tight now, so decant, and don t serve too cold. Wine Enthusiast Rating GRGICH HILLS, NAPA A VALLEY ALLEY Yellow-gold hue. Fresh peach, grapefruit and clove aromas. Tight and somewhat compact with acidic peach, new oak and mineral flavors. Dry, youthful close with lingering notes of clove and toasted oak. Wine News Rating JORDAN, RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY Bright, straw-green colored hue. The clean freshness of the nose opens up with vivid fruit aromas of green apples, pears and peach, and a touch of quince and kiwi.the palate echoes the bright fruit bouquet braced by crisp acidity and a lingering minerality. The finish brings the fruit, balance and understated elegance of this winefull circle. Winemaker s Tasting Notes 230 KENDALL JACKSON VINTNER S RESERVE, CALIFORNIA Some serious vineyards fruit is included in this wine, which no doubt explains the big, tropical fruit -scented nose, fine acidity, and medium to full-bodied flavors. Despite the fact that this cuvee sees 100% barrel fermentation with full malolactic, there is little evidence of oak. The wine is aged eight months, on its lees, in one-third French oak. It is an amazing Chardonnay for the price." Wine Advocate Rating KISTLER, DUTTON RANCH, RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY The 2006 Chardonnay Dutton Ranch is structured and tannic, with more acidity, and a leaner, more backward personality than the Durell Vineyard, with a chalky character. White currant, hazelnut, and wood spice notes are present in this medium to full-bodied white. Wine Advocate Rating 94 PAGE 10

11 AMERICAN WHITE WINES CHARDONNAY 234 LANDMARK VINEYARDS, OVERLOOK, OOK, SONOMA-MONTEREY -MONTEREY Exhibits a light green/gold color as well as notes of nectarines, white peaches and hints of honey as well as tropical fruits. Medium to full-bodied, pure and fresh with the wood pushed to the background, this dry, classy white should be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years. Wine Advocate Rating LEWIS, NAPA A VALLEY ALLEY Combines ripe, rich fruit with a sense of elegance and finesse, offering a depth of fruit, with spice, pear, apple, honeydew melon and toasty, cedary oak. Full-bodied, intense and concentrated, ending with a long, full finish. Drink now through 2016 Wine Spectator Rating MER SOLEIL, CENTRAL COAST The wine is beautifully balanced with honeyed ripe apple aromas and flavors, spicy notes, and the subtle texture of barrel fermentation. There are hints of ripe pear and honey in the flavors, and the wine finishes with length, balance, and great texture. If you re bored with over-oaked Chardonnays, Mer Soleil is the way to go. Wine Review Online Rating SILVER VER, MER SOLEIL VINEYARD, SANTA A LUCIA HIGHLANDS Combines ripe, intense peach, nectarine and tangerine fruit, with touches of floral and spice. Gains body and depth, turning creamy in texture. Drink now through 2012." Wine Spectator Rating "91" 236 MIGRATION, BY DUCKHORN, RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY Medium light golden yellow; attractive, intense, citrus and green apple aroma; medium-full to full body; lemony, spiced apple and pear flavors with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and roasted hazelnut; well balanced and structure; lingering aftertaste. California Grapevine Rating NEWTON, UNFILTERED TERED, NAPA A COUNTY Very dry, a lean, austere Chardonnay currently marked by aloof flavors of lemons, limes and oak. Yet there s something going on. As the wine warms in the glass it becomes richer, showing hidden pineapple tart, macadamia and crème brûlée. Firm, minerally acidity is there throughout, making for a mouthwatering cleanliness. Drink this streamlined, Chablis-like wine now Wine Enthusiast Rating NEWTON, N, RED LABEL, NAPA-SONOMA Enticing and delicate aromas of white nectarine and vanilla spice are intertwined with baked apple and caramel notes. The aromas carry through to the palate where they are accented by ripe melon and fresh pineapple flavors. The velvety mouthfeel of this well-balanced Chardonnay persists throughout the lingering and refreshing citrus finish. Winemaker s Tasting Notes PAGE 11

12 AMERICAN WHITE WINES CHARDONNAY 252 NICKEL & NICKEL, TRUCHARD VINEYARD, CARNEROS The Truchards make an estate Chardonnay under their own label, but also sell fruit to Nickel & Nickel. In either case, the signature note you ll find in the wine is a pure, slightly sweet fruitiness recalling a perfectly ripened peach. This bottling also shows a very tasteful accent of spicy oak, but it is very subtle, which permits the purity of the fruit to shine. Wine Review Online Rating PATZ TZ & HALL, DUTTON RANCH,, RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY Bright yellow-gold. Lemon drop, minerals and a note of white jasmine on the fresh but restrained nose. Juicy and nicely delineated, with a lovely light touch and lively acidity to the citrus, mineral and floral flavors. Concentrated, saline and persistent. Stephen Tanzer s International Wine Cellar Rating RAYMOND RESERVE, NAPA A VALLEY A fresh, zesty, lively style, with racy apple, pear, spice and citrus notes that are full-bodied, tight and focused, ending with a pleasant lift. The Wine Spectator 249 RIDGE ESTATE, TE, SANTA A CRUZ MOUNTAINS AINS Well-oaked, with smoky, toasty notes, this rich, intense and full-bodied white delivers tangerine, floral, white peach and nectarine flavors enlivened by acidity. Drink now through ,825 cases made. Wine Spectator ROCHIOLI VINEYARDS, RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY The 2007 Chardonnay Estate, which is the one most widely available, is made from California clone 76. This wine displays nice white peach, honeysuckle, and floral notes, medium to full body, and serious fruit presence, in an open-knit, broad style to drink over the next 3-4 years. Wine Advocate Rating ROMBAUER, CARNEROS Seductive aromas of honeysuckle, fig and melon turn smooth and silky on the palate. Almost sweetish, with a nice touch of vanilla-scented oak that provides an added flavor dimension. Wine Spectator Rating RVTZ CELLARS, PROPRIETORS RESERVE, CALIFORNIA Peach, pear and creamy vanilla scents. Buttery and soft on the palate with pear and light mineral flavors. Finishes clean and dry with decent acidity and creaminess. Tasting Notes 251 TREFETHEN, OAK KNOLL DISTRICT OF NAPA A VALLEY The 2007 Chardonnay from Trefethen s estate vineyard in Oak Knoll, in the southern part of Napa, displays notes of pear, lemon blossom, hints of honeysuckle and tropical fruit, a subtle use of wood, and a medium-bodied, fleshy mouthfeel. Wine Advocate Rating SONOMA CUTRER, RUSSIAN RIVER RANCHES, SONOMA In fact, rain during April and May never seemed to stop, and we began thinking harvest would be late. Summer was warm, which normally might bring the vines back onto a normal timeline, but clusters were robust, delaying our march forward even more. In the end, we picked about three weeks later than normal, but when we did, the grapes were very clean, juicy and extraordinarily flavorful. Winemaker s Tasting Notes 258 ZD, CALIFORNIA Aging in lightly toasted American Oak barrels gives us hints of sweet vanilla and coconut and adds a depth to the wine through slow evaporation and concentration. Winemaker s Tasting Notes PAGE 12

13 AMERICAN WHITE WINES OTHER VARIET ARIETALS ALS 304 CONUNDRUM, CALIFORNIA "Aromas of apricot, white peach and honeysuckle; flavors of citrus, green melon, pear and vanilla; a creamy, mouth-filling texture; and a crisp, refreshing citrus end-note." Jon Bolta Winemaker 310 FUME BLANC, GRGICH HILLS, NAPA A VALLEY ALLEY When allowed a moment or two to throw off its initial aromatic impressions of matchstick, this moderately fruity, mildly grassy wine focuses on a nice mix of melons and hard-charging herbs. It sports a bit more richness than many and shows fine length and overall balance, and another year in the bottle should prove an enormous boon. Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine GEWURZTRAMINER,, PHELPS CREEK VINEYARDS, COLUMBIA GORGE Made with 100 percent certified organic grapes. Candied orange flavors, scented with bright blossoms, make this an orange blossom special of a wine. It s full, ripe, and round, with excellent depth and length. Wine Enthusiast Rating MOSCATO TO,, TERRE D ORO ORO,, CALIFORNIA Bursts with super-fruity super flowery aromas. Apricots and peaches are drenched in honey and wound with sweet jasmine blossoms. A subtle hint of lemon in the nose accentuates the refreshing acidity. A luxurious glass full of flowers and fruit is an undeniable pleasure. Winemaker s Tasting Notes 318 PINOT GRIS, J VINEYARDS, CALIFORNIA With no oak or malolactic fermentation, this wine is all pure, savory fruit. Made from a combination of Clarksburg, in the Delta, and Monterey fruit, it combines warm climate ripeness with coastal acidity to produce a crisp wine with intricate lime and spice flavors. Wine Enthusiast Rating RIESLING, EROICA, CH. STE. MICHELLE & DR. LOOSEN, YAKIMA VALLEY "Graceful and subtle, with lively support for its stony green apple and delicate apricot flavor, finishing dry but with a caramel note that makes it all the more intriguing. Impressive for the way it knits together. Wine Spectator Rating "91" 312 RIESLING (SWEET), PACIFIC RIM, COLUMBIA VALLEY Definitely sweet, but balanced with enough acidity to make it feel refreshing. offering pineapple, mango and a touch of honey as the finish lingers. The Wine Spectator 311 SAUVIGNON BLANC, BERNARDUS, MONTEREY COUNTY Light citrine hue. Powerful scents of orange blossom, slate and acacia. Creamy flavors of white peach and lemon custard. Impressions of green papaya carry the juicy close. The Wine News Rating SAUVIGNON BLANC, CHALK HILL ESTATE, TE, SONOMA Near perfect in the way it tastes almost sweet, then pulls back into dryness. The flavors of pineapples, green apples, pears, peaches and honeysuckle are made even more delicious by the judicious application of new oak and sur lie aging. Wine Enthusiast Rating 93 PAGE 13

14 AMERICAN WHITE WINES OTHER VARIET ARIETALS ALS 308 SAUVIGNON BLANC, FLORA SPRINGS, SOLILOQUY OQUY,, OAKVILLE Stylish, ripe, round flavors of pear, melon and citrus have a lush texture, with honeysuckle and spice details. Elegant, flavorful and extremely refreshing. Wine Enthusiast Rating SAUVIGNON BLANC, DECOY Y BY Y DUCKHORN, NAPA A VALLEY Crisp and refreshing, a well-balanced blend of mouthwatering, citrusy lemon-lime flavors, offering touches of flowers and freshly cut grass, with a honeydew melon note on the finish. Drink now. 8,054 cases made. The Wine Spectator 305 SAUVIGNON BLANC, DUCKHORN VINEYARDS, NAPA A VALLEY This Sauvignon Blanc seamlessly combines lush, mouth-filling fruit with refreshing acidity. The aromas highlight bright citrus notes of lemon zest, grapefruit and kaffir lime, underscored by subtle hints of pear and dried apricot. Echoing the aromatics, the palate reveals vibrant citrus layers complemented by more subdued tropical elements of banana, coconut and lychee. Winemaker s Tasting Notes 309 SAUVIGNON BLANC, GROTH,, NAPA A VALLEY Our Sauvignon Blanc displays the ultimate characters defined by this variety: vibrant melon fruitiness balanced by a clean crisp finish. Notes of sweet wood add a rich smoothness to the wine. Winemaker s Tasting Notes 322 SAUVIGNON BLANC, HANNA, RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY Sourced from our Russian River Valley vineyards, our famous estate 2010 Sauvignon Blanc has vibrant straw coloring with a tinge of green and aromatic elements of grapefruit, tangelo, quince flower mint, basil and pear with a mineral note. You ll find flavors of kiwi, lime zest, with an explosive mid palate of lemon, peach, honey and grass. All with a bright, clean finish." Tasting Notes 324 SAUVIGNON BLANC, ST.. SUPERY,, NAPA A VALLEY This exotic wine presents with lovely pale hues of yellow pierced by youthful hints of green. Aromas of pink grapefruit and green lime explode from the glass with a citrus vibrancy complimented by a hint of caper and fennel. Flavors follow with the same grapefruit and lime focus, a full rich flavor and a crisp twist of lemon zest to finish. Wine & Spirits Rating VIOGNIER,, STAGS LEAP WINERY,, NAPA A VALLEY The 2008 Viognier offers aromas of fresh pear, orange blossom and honeysuckle on the nose as the crisp entry introduces flavors of white peach, grapefruit and a hint of lime zest. Vibrant acidity leads to a full mouthfeel featuring kiwi and key lime notes that transition to a long, clean finish. Tasting Notes 302 WHITE ZINFANDEL, BERINGER VINEYARDS, NORTH COAST "Fruity and flavorful with aromas of fresh strawberry, cherry and berries." PAGE 14

15 IMPORTED WHITE WINES ITAL ALY VERMENTINO,, ANTINORI, TUSCANY Plenty of exotic fruit, with apple, lime and mineral character. Medium-bodied, with a crisp finish. One of my summer whites! James Suckling, The Wine Spectator 404 GRECO DI TUFO,, VILLA A MATILDE, CAMPANIA ANIA "Very flinty and fruity, with citrusy aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, featuring a good balance of mango and pineapple character, with a medium finish." Wine Spectator Rating CHARDONNAY,, JERMANN, VENEZIA-GIULIA GIULIA Very fresh, with loads of apple pie, lemon and mineral character. Full and rich, with a slightly oily texture, but long and crisp. This is really delicious. Drink now. Wine Spectator Rating CHARDONNAY,, CERVARO DELLA A SALA, A, ANTINORI, UMBRIA The 2008 Cervaro della Sala flows from the glass with delicate layers of mineral-infused yellow fruit, smoke and flowers. The 2008 is a somewhat lithe, linear Cervaro della Sala, that is best enjoyed sooner rather than later. Cervaro della Sala is Chardonnay and Grechetto aged in French oak barrels. The Wine Advocate 406 INZOLIA, CUSUMANO,, SICILY Light and floral on the nose with wildflower and some say faint butter cookie followed by ripe tropical fruit, especially mature pineapple. It finishes with a slight creaminess typical to Cusumano's single varietal selections. Think of Inzolia somewhere between Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, but with an easy drinking personality all its own. Winemaker s Tasting Notes 403 PINOT GRIGIO, JERMANN, FRIULI-VENEZIA-GIULIA Intense straw yellow with a delicate shade of rose; the bouquet is ample, fruity and intense, with excellent persistence. On the palate, full body, mellow and especially well balanced. Expected cellar life: 2-3 years. Winemaker s Tasting Notes 409 PINOT GRIGIO, SANTA MARGHERITA, ALTO ADIGE "The benchmark of quality for Pinot Grigio. Dry and full-bodied, the wine's spicy bouquet,crisp character, and firm structure, is perfectly enjoyable as an aperitif, or with light fish or cheesy pasta." Winemaker s Tasting Notes 405 PINOT GRIGIO,, TERRAZZE DELLE LUNA, TRENTINO Tasting- Straw yellow colour; refined, floral nose which heralds a fruity, and at the same time, warm palate, in perfect harmony with its acidity. Winemaker s Tasting Notes 410 PINOT GRIGIO,, ZENATO TO,, VENETO Pale yellow in color with greenish highlights. A wine to be enjoyed while it is young and shows the freshest fruit. Refreshing and soft with a smooth, dry finish. Very balanced and harmonious. Winemaker s Tasting Notes 413 VERDICCHIO, COLLEPAGLIA DEI CASTELLI DI JESI, MARCHE Delicate and fresh with floral notes. Dry, well balanced with lively acidity. Winemaker s Tasting Notes PAGE 15

16 IMPORTED WHITE WINES AUSTRALIA 425 CHARDONNAY,, D ARENBERG, LUCK UCKY Y LIZARD, ADELAIDE AIDE HILLS D Arenberg is better known for its red wines, but this promising effort from the Adelaide Hills is one to watch. Vanilla and custardy notes mark the nose, while the flavors turn toasty and cereal-like, backed by plenty of mixed citrus fruit. It s not overly rich or ripe, but has long, mouthwatering finish. Wine Enthusiast Rating CHARDONNAY,, ARTIST SERIES, LEEUWIN ESTATE, TE, MARGARET RIVER Rich, ripe and seamless, not quite as dense as some vintages, but it has real elegance. It plays its citrusy pineapple, guava, pear and spice flavors over a polished frame, letting them linger effortlessly. This could gain greater depth with age. Wine Spectator Rating CHARDONNAY,, ARTIST SERIES, LEEUWIN ESTATE, TE, MARGARET RIVER Smooth, round and polished, this is balanced with lively acidity. Offers a generous mouthful of gooseberry-accented apple and cream flavors that are beautifully integrated and long on the finish. Has integrity and depth. Should develop with bottle age. Wine Spectator Rating RIESLING, ARTIST SERIES, LEEUWIN ESTATE, TE, MARGARET RIVER The light straw-colored 2006 Riesling Art Series exhibits a bouquet of mineral, spring flowers, and lemon-lime. This leads to a dry, crisp wine with plenty of citrus fruit, ripe flavors, excellent concentration, and a lengthy finish. Although it can be enjoyed now, particularly with raw bar, it will evolve for up to a decade in the manner of a top Mosel Riesling. Wine Advocate Rating SAUVIGNON BLANC, ROBERT OATLEY VINEYARD, WESTERN AUSTRALIA Bright and refreshing. A lively mouthful of gooseberry, lime, green apple and pine needle aromas and flavors, lingering easily on the finish. Wine Spectator Rating VIOGNIER / MARSANNE, D ARENBERG, HERMIT CRAB, MCLAREN VALE Very pretty, with floral, passionfruit and pineapple aromas and flavors up front, settling into a nice apricot silkiness on the finish. Wine Sepctator Rating VIOGNIER,, YAL ALUMBA, ORGANIC, SOUTH AUSTRALIA Smooth and silky, this is generous with its pear, lemon curd and floral aromas and flavors, coursing gently through the long, expressive finish. Wine Spectator Rating 91 PAGE 16

17 IMPORTED WHITE WINES NEW ZEALAND 412 SAUVIGNON BLANC, COULDY Y BAY,, MARLBOROUGH Tangerine, mango and citrus flavors are pure and focused, smooth, round and wonderfully refreshing, with peach, Key lime pie, mineral and floral elements that really take off on the finish. Wine Spectator Rating SAUVIGNON BLANC, KIM CRAWFORD, MARLBOROUGH Elegant and vibrant, this mouthwatering wine offers lime and tequila flavors that are reminiscent of a margarita, but remains light, refined and distinctive. The Wine Spectator 407 SAUVIGNON BLANC, WHITEHAVEN, MARLBOROUGH Tropical fruit aromas of guava and pineapple that morph easily into flavors of nectarine and fig; expect some herbal notes to emerge by the time it reaches consumers. It s plump in the mouth, yet finishes with a mouthwatering, clean, crisp finish. Wine Enthusiast Rating CHARDONNAY,, KUMEU RIVER Open-knit, with outstanding depth and balance to the medley of pear, mineral, toasty walnut and hazelnut flavors. Lemony acidity serves up a lively counterpoint to the oak tones, harmonizing on the finish. The Wine Spectator FRANCE / LOIRE VALLEY 444 SANCERRE, PASCAL JOLIVET LES CAILLOTTES OTTES Light, bright yellow. High-pitched lemongrass and lime on the nose, with complicating notes of wet stone and white pepper. Tangy, finely etched citrus flavors are given depth by succulent herbal and floral qualities, with a jolt of zesty minerals adding cut. Very fresh and tightly wound, finishing with excellent precision and stony intensity." Stephen Tanzer s International Wine Cellar Rating POUILLY-FUME, PASCAL JOLIVET Soft, but with nice depth to the lemon verbena, straw and stone notes. Lengthy finish. Drink now. 10,000 cases made. Wine Spectator Rating 90 FRANCE / BURGUNDY 435 BEAUNE CLOS DES MOUCHES, JOSEPH DROUHIN Fascinating aromas reminded me of a gruner veltliner smaragd: pineapple, snap pea, pepper and spices. Very spicy and very ripe, with a strong pineapple flavor. Full, slowly mounting finish turns a bit metallic and tight on the back, with a peppery nuance. Wonderfully complex soil -inflected wine. Stephen Tanzer s International Wine Cellar Rating 93 Points 423 CHABLIS GRAND CRU LES CLOS, VERGET The precision balance pulls all the components together. Yellow plum and peach notes, with a hint of the seashore, take on a spicy accent as this white builds on the palate to a long finish. Wine Spectator Rating 91 PAGE 17

18 IMPORTED WHITE WINES FRANCE / BURGUNDY 429 CHABLIS GRAND CRU BOUGROS, VERGET Syrupy minerals and new oak spices are found in the aromatic profile of the 2004 Chablis Bougros. Medium-bodied, deep, powerful, and concentrated, it wows the taster with its potent minerality as well as its outstanding purity. Slate, sea salt, sage, and briny oyster characteristics are found in its super-expressive, prolonged flavor profile. Projected maturity: now Wine Advocate Rating CHABLIS, WILLIAM FEVRE, CHAMPS ROYAUX Vivacious and buoyant yet with a fine sense of underlying, chalky extract, its bitter hints of citrus pip are nicely integrated into a satisfyingly persistent finish, and it should continue to drink well for at least the next two years Wine Advocate Rating CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE, VERGET The superb 2002 Corton Charlemagne boasts an awesome nose of buttered spices. Medium to full bodied, it has great breadth, richness power and length. Satiny textured, pure and opulent, it regales the palate, with juicy minerals, spices and a myriad of fresh herbs. This concentrated, muscular, ample wine should be at its peak between Wine Advocate Rating " MEURSAULT,, MOMMESSIN AU MURGER DE MONTHELIE It displays intense ripe pear and lees aromas, as well as a rich, oily-textured, and medium-to-ful l-bodied character. Its flavor profile offers dense layers of sweet white fruits, flint, smoke, and loads of spices that linger in its exceedingly long finish. Wine Enthusiast Rating MEURSAULT,, OLIVIER LEFLAIVE A lean, taut style, yet intense, delivering a stony undercurrent to its lime blossom, hazelnut and apple flavors. Silky and harmonious, with a lingering mineral aftertaste. Drink now through cases imported. Wine Spectator Rating MEURSAULT,, TILLETS, VERGET Musky, ripe aromas of pear, pineapple and earth; a bit lower-toned than the Clous. Fatter and more exotic in the mouth, in a very forward, accessible style. Stephen Tanzer s International Wine Cellar 432 CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET MARQUIS DE LAGUICHE, JOSEPH DROUHIN Expressive aromas of white peach, ripe pear, lemon, white flowers and spices, with a suggestion of apricotty ripeness. Sweet, rich, spicy and firm, with a chewy, tactile texture and sneaky flavor intensity. Finishes with a saline quality and very good length. Stephan Tanzer s International Wine Cellar Rating 91 PAGE 18

19 IMPORTED WHITE WINES FRANCE / BURGUNDY 431 CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET CHET,, BERNARD MOREAU Rich and opulent, here s a white that offsets its lush texture with juicy acidity. Flowers, peach and vanilla notes weave throughout, with a crisp, lingering finish. Drink now through Wine Spectator Rating CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET CHET,, LOUIS JADOT The Jadot 2006 Chassagne-Montrachet displays peppermint, brown spices, honey, and vanilla pitted against citrus, peach, and quince whose invigoratingly tart freshness seems atypical for the vintage. This displays admirable clarity and refreshment, lift and elegance, as well as a shimmering interplay of citrus, pit fruits, and mineral notes worthy of a great Riesling. It should be a delight over at least the next 4-6 years. Wine Advocate Rating POUILLY-FUISSE, LES BIRBETTES, CHATEAU DES RONTETS Green-hued gold. Explosively perfumed aromas of citrus fruits, oak spices, herbs, flowers and minerals; this is utterly compelling. The citrus and herb qualities carry onto the chewy palate, picking up licorice and vanilla, and a bite of lime zest. Very impressive stuff: a deft marriage of depth and energy. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Rating POUILLY-FUISSE, BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS A white with a sense of place. Acacia, lemon blossom, apple and mineral aromas and flavors abound, all matched to an elegant frame. This is balanced, lingering on the long, mineraltinged aftertaste. Winemaker s Tasting Notes 445 PULIGNY MONTRACHET CHET,, JEAN-LOUIS CHAVY VY Blended from eight different parcels across the appellation, this wine gives an excellent representation of the terroir of Puligny-Montrachet. Fine nose of ripe apple and spice. Full through the middle, yet elegant in style, there are flavors of spice, honey and minerality. Lots of structure with balanced acidity. Winemaker s Tasting Notes 452 PULIGNY MONTRACHET CHET,, LOUIS JADOT The Jadot 2006 Puligny-Montrachet offers a wonderfully vivid, juicy ripe peach character, right down to the saline, bitter cling of the pit. Hints of vanilla, almond, pungent, bitter-sweet flowers, lemon zest all flatter the peaches on a creamy yet refreshing palate, and there is no lack of stony mineral depth. Offering outstanding quality for a village-rated wine, this should evolve nicely for 3-5 years. Wine Advocate Rating VIRE-CLESSE, CHANSON Floral fragrances mixed with fresh citrus aromas enhanced by a beautiful minerality. Crisp opening followed by a tight acidity. Refreshing and mineral finish. Winemaker s Tasting Notes PAGE 19

20 IMPORTED WHITE WINES FRANCE / ALSACE 463 GEWURZTRAMINER, JOSMEYER, LES FOLASTRIES The apricot and pear flavors are dry and tightly wound, backed by notes of sandalwood and rose. With its firm structure, this should grow more complex with a few years of age. Wine & Spirits Rating " RIESLING, DOMAINES SCHLUMBERGER, LES PRINCE ABBES The Alsace Riesling is better known for the elegant balance of acidity and fruit. It is a late maturing varietal and continues to mature even at quite low temperatures with wonderful results when the vintage ends with a warm and sunny harvest month. Winemaker s Tasting Notes 461 RIESLING, HUGEL ET FILS, JUBILEE Produced only in top vintages, Jubilee Hugel comes from grand cru vineyards in Riquewihr. It is a wonderful, dry wine, flavored with almonds and grapefruit. It has good acidity, a fine structure and elegance. Pure, superb and long-lasting. Wine Enthusiast Rating 92 FRANCE / RHONE 460 CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE BLANC, CHATEAU LA NERTHE Ripe and very pure, with unadorned Jonagold apple, chamomile and Cavaillon melon notes that sail along, carried by fine minerality, with a long, salted butter-tinged finish. Drink now through ,695 cases made. WIne Spectator Rating 92 FRANCE / COTES de PROVENCE ROSE 462 CHATEAU D ESCLAN, WHISPERING ANGEL ROSE A rich and fruity rosé, with lots of lush cream and smoke notes behind the dark plum, white chocolate and glazed citrus flavors. Long, spicy finish. Drink now through ,280 cases made." Wine Spectator Rating "90" PAGE 20

21 AMERICAN RED WINES CABERNET SAUVIGNON / MERITAGE 505 ELOGE PROPRIETARY RED, ANDERSON'S CONN VALLEY VINEYARDS "Readers looking for a fragrant St.-Emilion-like California red should check out the Anderson's Eloge cuvee. Rich, full, and intense is the 2001 Eloge (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot). Its saturated plum/purple color is followed by copious quantities of jammy blackberry and cassis fruit with notions of cedar wood, tobacco, chocolate, and dried herbs. The full-throttle bouquet is accompanied by medium to full-bodied flavors with brilliant balance as well as purity, and a long, persistent finish. Wine Advocate Rating "92" ELOGE PROPRIETARY RED, ANDERSON'S CONN VALLEY VINEYARDS The Eloge, a brilliant Bordeaux-styled blend of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with some Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and occasionally Petit Verdot, is one of California s most exciting proprietary reds. The 2002 Eloge (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Merlot) possesses a dense purple color in addition to sumptuous aromas of sweet black fruits, high class cigar smoke, incense, cedar, and licorice. With superb fat and purity as well as a long, seamless, full-bodied, harmonious finish, it is already appealing, but will easily age for years. Wine Advocate Rating B.R.. COHN, SILVER LABEL NORTH COAST Trim and focused, with spice, dill, cedar, black cherry and plum flavors. Full-bodied and elegant, ending with delicate fruit and cedar notes. Drink now through ,400 cases made." The Wine Spectator 507 B.R. COHN, OLIVE HILL, SONOMA VALLEY This wine has much of the ripeness of 2004 with more pronounced aromas and flavors of plum, black currant, and cherry. As always, this exceptional vintage was fermented in small lots to ensure the character of each part of the Olive Hill Vineyard. Tasting Notes 501 BEAULIEU VINEYARD GEORGES DE LATOUR ATOUR, RESERVE, NAPA A VALLEY The return of this superb Napa classic is fabulous news, and the brilliance of this wine is evidenced by its opaque purple color and its big, sweet, blackberry, cassis, subtle smoke, graphite, and spicy oak-scented nose. Dense and fullbodied with sweet but substantial tannins, thrilling levels of concentration, texture, and richness, and a heady finish, this wine will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age, and last three decades or more. It s time to once again fill your cellars with the BV Private Reserve, one of the historic names in California wine folklore. Wine Advocate Rating BEAULIEU VINEYARD,, TAPESTRY RESERVE, NAPA VALLEY Aromas of fresh earth and mineral are taut and firm on the palate, with dried currant, sage, cedar and crushed rock. Full-bodied, tight and concentrated, ending with firm tannins that have a touch of chewiness. Wine Spectator Rating BELL, CLARET, NAPA VALLEY A little on the soft side, but very dry, with smoky oak and blackberry fruit dominating. Feels good and chewy and rich, with interesting herb and spice notes. Give it a good decant. Wine Enthusiast Rating BERINGER, KNIGHTS VALLEY The 2008 Knights Valley Cabernet exhibits the characteristics that I ve come to know and love from this iconic vineyard rich fruit, accented by rustic qualities. Aromas of red cherry, anise and blackberry preserves are followed by abundant flavors of black cherry and pink peppercorns. The round tannins are embraced by juicy fruit this vintage is approachable from the start. Dusty, savory characteristics linger into the finish. Tasting Notes PAGE 21