THIS MONTH'S LIST

November 2019

Most of the grapes are in now. One massive wine country fire has come and gone. Extended forecast says dry and warm indefinitely. Heavens to Betsy I hope the fires stay away. On a lighter note,

presenting my current “This Month’s List” of wine recommendations. Use this list to make your  next few wine purchases and you can not go wrong. It’s a dynamic list, meaning instead of a brand new list of wines published each month, I continually add to it and remove wines the beginning of reach month. Keep in mind that you can use the search box to find particular grapes, or regions, or wineries.

DDWA members, for special assistance, please email me if you have any questions. Happy to help.

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    Wine Label & NameScoreRetail PriceValue RatingWine FactorValue Category
    Aerena Rose 2018AERENA Rosé
    "Crown In Shadow"
    San Francisco Bay 2018
    89.5204.51Awesome
    Andrew Murray EsperanceANDREW MURRAY "Esperance"
    "Curtis Vineyard"
    Santa Ynez Valley 2016
    91253.61Great
    Andrew Murray Syrah Tous les JoursANDREW MURRAY Syrah
    "Tous les Jours"
    Santa Ynez Valley 2016
    89155.91Hall of Fame
    Argus Pinot NoirARGUS Pinot Noir
    Carneros, Napa Valley 2017
    91325.72Hall of Fame
    Art House Pinot GrisART HOUSE Pinot Gris
    Los Carneros, Napa Valley 2016
    903031Very Good
    Kosuge Pinot Noir The ShopB KOSUGE Pinot Noir
    "The Shop" Carneros 2015
    91355.22Hall of Fame
    Band of Vintners CabernetBAND of VINTNERS
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Napa Valley 2016
    90394.62Awesome
    Barnett Chardonnay SangiacomoBARNETT VINEYARDS Chardonnay
    "Sangiacomo Vineyard"
    Carneros 2017
    91353.91.5Great
    Boudinaud Blanc Rousseline 18Domaine BOUDINAUD
    Cotes du Rhone Blanc
    "La Rousseline" 2018
    8814.530.5Very Good
    Boudinaud la BoissiereBOUDINAUD Cotes du Rhone
    "La Boissiere" 2016
    88133.40.5Very Good
    Camino Cabernet SauvignonCAMINO Cabernet Sauvignon
    "Montecillo Vineyard" Moon Mountain
    Sonoma County 2016
    93603.12Very Good
    Camino ChardonnayCAMINO Chardonnay
    "Soberanes Vineyard"
    Santa Lucia Highlands 2016
    91423.31.5Very Good
    Camino Pinot NoirCAMINO Pinot Noir
    "Umino Vineyard" Sonoma Coast 2016
    89.5553.32Very Good
    Cellar Collections Pinot NoirCELLAR COLLECTIONS Pinot Noir
    Sonoma Coast 2017
    89.5224.11Great
    Chiron Virtue and ViceCHIRON "Virtue and Vice"
    Red Wine, Napa Valley 2016
    91503.62Great
    Chiron Chardonnay Nectar DanceCHIRON Chardonnay
    "Nectar Dance" - "Chuy's Vineyard"
    Moon Mountain District, Sonoma 2017
    92453.11.5Very Good
    Clif Family Petite SirahCLIF FAMILY Petite Sirah
    Napa Valley 2016
    91.5453.11.5Very Good
    Clif Family Sauvignon BlancCLIF FAMILY Sauvignon Blanc
    "Rte Blanc" Napa Valley 2018
    89283.21Very Good
    Clif Family ViognierCLIF FAMILY Viognier
    Napa Valley 2017
    91324.31.5Great
    Cliff lede sauvignon BlancCLIFF LEDE Sauvignon Blanc
    Napa Valley 2017
    90283.21Very Good
    Complant ChardonnayCOMPLANT Chardonnay
    "Linda Vista Vineyard"
    Napa Valley 2017
    90353.91.5Great
    Crocker and Starr Sauvignon Blanc 18CROCKER & STARR
    White Blend of Sauvignon Blanc
    AVA Napa Valley 2018
    105214.31Great
    Department 66 Others GrenacheDepartmente 66 Grenache
    "Others" Cotes Catalanes 2015
    90243.80Great
    Dirty & Rowdy FamiliarDIRTY & ROWDY
    "Familiar" Mourvedre
    California 2018
    91334.11.5Great
    Verret Irancy 2017Domaine VERRET
    Irancy 2017
    892241Great
    Elizabeth Rose ChockablockELIZABETH ROSE "Chockablock"
    Napa Valley Red Wine 2016
    89214.21Great
    Evening Land Chardonnay Seven SpringsEVENING LAND Chardonnay
    "Seven Springs"
    Eola-Amity Hills 2016
    90353.91.5Great
    Evening Land Seven Springs Pinot NoirEVENING LAND Pinot Noir
    "Seven Springs"
    Eola-Amity Hills 2016
    92355.32Hall of Fame
    Farm Cabernet SauvignonFARM Cabernet Sauvignon
    Napa Valley 2017
    904542Great
    Farm ChardonnayFARM Chardonnay
    Napa Valley 2018
    89253.61Great
    Foley Johnson Cabernet SauvignonFOLEY JOHNSON
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Rutherford, Napa Valley 2017
    90.5503.62Great
    Fontsainte Gris de GrisDomaine de FONTSAINTE
    Gris de Gris
    Corbieres 2018
    89175.21Hall of Fame
    Frogs Leap Merlot 2016FROG'S LEAP Merlot
    Rutherford, Napa Valley 2016
    90403.41.5Very Good
    Frogs Leap PinkFROG'S LEAP Pink
    "La Grenouille Rougante"
    Mendocino 2018
    88.5204.41Great
    Grange des Rouquette Syrah GrenacheGRANGE des ROUQUETTE Syrah Grenache
    Vignobles Boudinaud
    Pays d'Oc 2018
    881140.5Great
    Gros Nore BandolDomaine du GROS NORE
    Bandol 2016
    92443.11.5Very Good
    Gros Nore Bandol RoseDomaine du GROS NORE
    Bandol Rose 2018
    913031Very Good
    J Pinot NoirJ Pinot Noir
    Sonoma, Monterey, Santa Barbara
    2016
    88.5204.41Great
    Jolie Laide Trousseau Gamay Poulsard ValdiguieJOLIE LAIDE Trousseau Noir,
    Poulsard, Gamay, Valdiguie
    California 2018
    903031Very Good
    Jolie Laide Trousseau GrisJOLIE LAIDE Trousseau Gris
    "Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard"
    Russian River Valley 2018
    913031Very Good
    Keep Delta WhiteKEEP WINES "Delta White"
    Cortese & Falanghina
    "Lost Slough Vineyard" 2018
    90224.11Great
    Keep CarignaneKEEP Carignane
    "Evangelho Vineyard"
    Contra Costa County 2016
    90353.91.5Great
    Kent Price Venant du CoeurKENT PRICE
    "Venant du Coeur" Red Wine
    Napa Valley 2012
    914531.5Very Good
    Leeuwin RieslingLEEUWIN ESTATE Riesling
    "Art Series" Margaret River
    Australia 2017
    89165.61Hall of Fame
    Lunar Ridge SyrahLUNAR RIDGE Syrah
    Coombsville, Napa Valley 2016
    91324.31.5Great
    Mas Doix priorat les crestesMAS DOIX Priorat
    "Les Crestes" 2016
    90273.31Very Good
    Merisi Pinot GrisMERISI Pinot Gris
    Los Carneros, Sonoma 2018
    89243.71Great
    Merisi Red WineMERISI Red Wine
    Sonoma County 2016
    91284.91.5Awesome
    Navarro Dry GewurztraminerNAVARRO Dry Gewurztraminer
    "Estate" Anderson Valley
    Mendocino 2018
    91243.81Great
    Navarro Dry Muscat 2018NAVARRO Dry Muscat
    "Estate" Anderson Valley
    Mendocino 2018
    90224.11Great
    Navarro Gewurztraminer Deep EndNAVARRO Gewurztraminer
    "Deep End Blend"
    Anderson Valley 2017
    91294.71.5Awesome
    Navarro Riesling Deep EndNAVARRO Riesling
    "Deep End" Anderson Valley
    Mendocino 2018
    92294.81.5Awesome
    Navarro ZinfandelNAVARRO Zinfandel
    "Old Vine Cuvee"
    Mendocino 2017
    90253.61Great
    NEWFOUND Carignane
    "Colombini Vineyard" Redwood Valley
    Mendocino 2017
    91294.71.5Awesome
    Neyers Sage CanyonNeyers "Sage Canyon"
    Red Blend
    California 2017
    90293.11Very Good
    Oakville Ranch Field BlendOAKVILLE RANCH "Field Blend"
    Napa Valley Field Blend 2016
    91552.51.5Good
    Olivia Brion TempranilloOLIVIA BRION Tempranillo
    "Les Vagabondes" "Shake Ridge Ranch"
    Amador County 2016
    91353.91.5Great
    One Iron MeritageONE IRON Meritage
    Napa Valley 2015
    91502.71.5Good
    Pestoni Family RosePESTONI FAMILY Rose
    "Estate Bottled" Rutherford
    Napa Valley 2018
    89253.61Great
    Pestoni SangiovesePESTONI FAMILY Sangiovese
    "Estate" Rutherford
    Napa Valley 2017
    90.54531.5Very Good
    Peter Paul ChardonnayPETER PAUL Chardonnay
    Sonoma Coast 2017
    90255.41.5Hall of Fame
    Peter Paul Pinot NoirPETER PAUL Pinot Noir
    "Gravenstein Highway"
    Sonoma Coast 2017
    90325.62Hall of Fame
    Por Que No Red 15Por Que No? Red Wine
    Napa Valley 2015
    903441.5Great
    Poseidon ChardonnayPOSEIDON Chardonnay
    "Estate Grown" Carneros
    Napa Valley 2017
    90283.21Very Good
    Prima Materia SangiovesePRIMA MATERIA Sangiovese
    Kelsey Bench - Lake County 2016
    90253.61Great
    Prima Materia Tocai FriulanoPRIMA MATERIA Tocai Friulano
    "Graziano Vineyards" Potter Valley
    Mendocino County 2017
    92255.51.5Hall of Fame
    PRIMA MATERIA
    Zinfandel Bianco
    Kelsey Bench, Lake County 2018
    892241Great
    Saintsbury Pinot NoirSAINTSBURY Pinot Noir
    Carneros 2016
    90.5363.81.5Great
    Sinor Lavallee Pet Nat AncestraleSINOR LAVALLEE "Ancestrale"
    Pet-Nat, Pinot Noir
    "Bassi Vineyard" San Luis Obispo 2018
    91263.51Great
    Sleeping Giant ChardonnaySLEEPING GIANT Chardonnay
    "Buena Tierra Vineyard"
    Russian River Valley 2016
    914531.5Very Good
    Sleeping Giant Pinot NoirSLEEPING GIANT Pinot Noir
    "Dearden Vineyard"
    Carneros, Napa Valley 2017
    93523.62Great
    St Romedius Red WineST ROMEDIUS Red Wine
    "Buckeye Ranch" Lamorinda
    Contra Costa County 2017
    91293.11Very Good
    St Romedius White WineST ROMEDIUS White Wine
    California 2018
    89184.91Awesome
    stellareese cabernet sauvignonSTELLAREESE Cabernet Sauvignon
    "Marcey's Vineyard"
    Calistoga, Napa Valley 2015
    93553.42Very Good
    Textbook MerlotTEXTBOOK Merlot
    Napa Valley 2017
    9024.53.71Great
    Tres Sabores ZinfandelTRES SABORES Zinfandel
    "Estate" Rutherford
    Napa Valley 2016
    91.5502.71.5Good
    TRINAFOUR French Colombard
    "Casa Verde Vineyard"
    Mendocino County 2018
    89.5224.11Great
    Truchard RoussanneTRUCHARD Roussanne
    Carneros, Napa Valley 2018
    91284.91.5Awesome
    Turley Zinfandel JuvenileTURLEY Zinfandel
    "Juvenile" California 2017
    90.5253.61Great
    Wilson Foreigner AlbarinoWILSON FOREIGNER Albarino
    "Rorick Vineyard"
    Sierra Foothills 2017
    90283.21Very Good
    Yves Cuilleron Syrah vigne da coteYVES CUILLERON Syrah
    "Les Vignes d'a Cote"
    Collines Rhodaniennes 2017
    90204.51Awesome
    Cuilleron Rose Syrah SybelYVES CUILLERON Syrah Rose
    "Sybel" Vin de France 2018
    89133.40.5Great
    Cuilleron Viognier Vignes d'a CoteYVES CUILLERON Viognier
    "Les Vignes d'a Cote"
    Collines Rhodaniennes 2018
    90.5253.61Great
    Zuidema GrenacheZUIDEMA Grenache
    "McGah Vineyard" Rutherford
    Napa Valley 2015
    91.5423.31.5Very Good