ANNE AMIE Pinot Noir “Two Estates” Willamette Valley 2014

Anne Amie Pinot Noir

A pleasantly ripe core of red wild cherries and red currants, combined with classic Willamette Valley “femininity” and bright acidity, make this Pinot a real standout at $25. Nose of fresh, ripe cherry, orange tea and watermelon continues on to the taste, adding coriander and currants. All is well and good at this point, then […]

ALMA de CATTLEYA Chardonnay 2016

Alma de Cattleya Chardonnay

A straightforward citrus, stone fruit and light toast nose introduces you to the Alma de Cattleya Chardonnay. A marriage of lemon oil, fresh pears & green apples, lightly buttered wheat toast and apple butter make a delicious union in the mouth. Medium-full bodied, low oak, lovely fresh fruit and wisps of butter make this a […]

OBSIDIAN RIDGE Cabernet Sauvignon 15

Obsidian Ridge Cabernet

This is an outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon that has consistently over-delivered for the price since its beginning 20 some years ago. Estate vineyard in Lake County’s Red Hills District. High (half mile) elevation, volcanic soils (thus the name Obsidian Ridge). Deep core of blackberry, black currant and black cherry. The 2015 vintage has a more savory […]

CONTE ROMANO Malvasia Istriana 16

Malvasia Istriana (one of the many grapes in the Malvasia family) is originally from Croatia, which is less than 100 miles southeast from the vineyards of Conte Romano in the northeast corner of Italy. An ancient grape of style and substance, Malvasia makes a wine I can fairly call a “wine geek’s delight” because it […]