THIS MONTH'S LIST

August 2020

Dog days of Summer 2020 and boy are the dogs barking. It’s back to school month in my household. In USA 2020 back to Zoom in smore like it. Sigh. Here’s my current “This Month’s List” of wine recommendations. You’ll see my focus on particular wineries like Peter Paul, Post & Vine, etc. 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. They’re really good! Keep in mind that you can use the search box (upper right hand corner on computers, top center on smart phones) 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
    601 Super Tuscan601 CELLARS "Super Tuscan"
    Napa Valley "Reserve" 2017
    92583.22Very Good
    601 Cellars Grenache601 Cellars Grenache
    Sierra Foothills 2017
    90.5353.91.5Great
    601 Sangiovese Napa601 CELLARS Sangiovese
    "Reserve" Napa Valley 2016
    914531.5Very Good
    601 Sangiovese Sierra Foothills601 CELLARS Sangiovese
    Sierra Foothills 2016
    89382.31Good
    601 Rose of Grenache601 Cellars Rose of Grenache
    Napa Valley 2019
    90.53031Very Good
    Alder Springs Apex 39ALDER SPRINGS VINEYARD
    "Apex 39" White Wine
    Mendocino 2015
    91393.51.5Great
    Alder Springs KinesisALDER SPRINGS VINEYARD
    "Kinesis" Red Wine
    Mendocino 2013
    904531.5Very Good
    Angry Kiwi RoseANGRY KIWI Rose of Pinot Noir
    California 2019
    90253.61Great
    Azur RoseAZUR Dry Rose
    "Rosé d'Or" California 2019
    90.5362.51Good
    Azur Sauvignon BlancAZUR Sauvignon Blanc
    Rutherford, Napa Valley 2018
    90362.51Good
    Belharra Syrah Las MadresBELHARRA Syrah
    "Las Madres Vineyard" Carneros
    Sonoma County 2016
    91383.61.5Great
    Boheme Pinot Noir English HillBOHEME Pinot Noir
    "English Hill Vineyard"
    Sonoma Coast 2016
    92553.32Very Good
    Brockmeyer Rose of GrenacheBROCKMEYER Rosé of Grenache
    "Cederquist Vineyard"
    Fresno 2019
    89214.21Great
    Cave Dog AlbarinoCAVE DOG Albarino
    Napa Valley 2019
    903031Very Good
    Cave Dog GodelloCAVE DOG Godello
    "Birdland Vineyard"
    Sonoma Valley 2019
    91304.51.5Awesome
    Cave Dog Red WineCAVE DOG
    Napa Valley Red Wine 2016
    93603.12Very Good
    Coho Cabernet SauvignonCOHO Cabernet Sauvignon
    Napa Valley 2016
    91652.82Good
    Cottebrune Faugeres White 18Domaine COTTEBRUNE
    Faugeres Blanc
    "Le Cairn" 2018
    91.5243.81Great
    Cottebrune Faugeres Red 16Domaine COTTEBRUNE
    Faugeres Rouge
    "Les Moulins" 2016
    90.51851Hall of Fame
    Coup de Foudre Les Bouquinistes 17COUP DE FOUDRE
    "Les Bouquinistes"
    Napa Valley Red Wine 2017
    916821.5Good
    Cowhorn Spiral 36 White WineCOWHORN "Spiral 36"
    White Wine
    Applegate Valley 2018
    89.5283.21Very Good
    Decoy MerlotDECOY Merlot
    Sonoma County 2017
    89253.61Great
    Decoy Red BlendDECOY Red Blend
    Sonoma County 2017
    92.5255.61.5Hall of Fame
    Decoy Sauvignon BlancDECOY Sauvignon Blanc
    Sonoma County 2018
    89.5204.51Awesome
    Dirty Rowdy Mourvedre EnzDIRTY & ROWDY Mourvedre
    "Enz Vineyard"
    Lime Kiln 2018
    93453.11.5Very Good
    Farmstrong Field WhiteFARMSTRONG "Field White"
    Suisun Valley 2016
    92204.61Awesome
    Fortunati Cabernet SauvignonFORTUNATI Cabernet Sauvignon
    "Signature" Napa Valley 2016
    91702.62Good
    Fortunati ChardonnayFORTUNATI Chardonnay
    Napa Valley 2018
    91363.81.5Great
    Fortunati Pinot Noir 2018FORTUNATI Pinot Noir
    Santa Rita Hills 2018
    92483.82Great
    Fortunati SyrahFORTUNATI Syrah
    "Vinto" Napa Valley
    "Estate Grown" 2017
    91423.31.5Very Good
    Halcyon Cabernet FrancHALCYON Cabernet Franc
    "Alder Springs Vineyard"
    Mendocino County 2018
    92453.11.5Very Good
    Hudson PhoenixHUDSON "Phoenix"
    "Estate Grown" Red Wine
    Napa Valley, Carneros 2017
    91652.82Good
    Hudson White StudyHUDSON "White Study"
    "Estate Grown"
    Napa Valley, Carneros 2019
    90362.51Good
    Hudson AleaticoHUDSON Aleatico
    "Estate Grown"
    Napa Valley, Carneros 2019
    89362.51Good
    Hudson ChardonnayHUDSON Chardonnay
    "Estate Grown"
    Napa Valley, Carneros 2018
    92652.11.5Good
    Hudson GrenacheHUDSON Grenache
    "Pick Up Sticks" - "Estate Grown"
    Napa Valley, Carneros 2018
    92423.31.5Very Good
    Hudson Grenache RoseHUDSON Grenache Rose
    "Estate Grown"
    Napa Valley, Carneros 2019
    90322.81Good
    Jane Ventura Cava RoseJANE VENTURA Cava
    Brut Rose
    "Reserva de la Musica" 2017
    89214.21Great
    Mas des Flauzieres Gigondas 15le MAS des FLAUZIERES
    Gigondas
    "Le Grande Reserve" 2015
    92304.61.5Awesome
    Lunar Ridge SyrahLUNAR RIDGE Syrah
    Coombsville
    Napa Valley 2017
    89.5322.81Good
    Merisi Pinot GrisMERISI Pinot Gris
    Los Carneros, Sonoma 2018
    89243.71Great
    Mi Terruno MalbecMI TERRUÑO Malbec
    "Reserve" Mendoza 2016
    91194.81Awesome
    Migration Pinot NoirMIGRATION Pinot Noir
    Sonoma Coast 2017
    91423.31.5Very Good
    Olivia Brion Pinot NoirMISS OLIVIA BRION Pinot Noir
    "Heron Lake Vineyard"
    Wild Horse Valley 2016
    93404.72Awesome
    Navarro NavarrougeNavarro "Navarrouge"
    Mendocino Red Wine 2018
    89194.71Awesome
    Navarro ChardonnayNAVARRO Chardonnay
    Mendocino 2018
    90224.11Awesome
    Navarro Cluster Select Late HarvestNAVARRO Gewurztraminer
    Cluster Select Late Harvest
    Anderson Valley 2018 375 ML
    96394.92Awesome
    Navarro Cluster Select Late HarvestNAVARRO Riesling
    Cluster Select Late Harvest
    Anderson Valley 2018 375 ML
    93355.32Hall of Fame
    Navarro Pinot NoirNAVARRO Pinot Noir
    Anderson Valley 2018
    892241Great
    Navarro RoseNAVARRO Rose of Pinot Noir
    Anderson Valley 2019
    892241Great
    Onward CarignaneONWARD Carignane
    "Hawkeye Ranch" Redwood Valley
    Mendocino 2015
    903031Very Good
    Onward Malvasia BiancaONWARD Malvasia Bianca
    "Capp Inn Ranch"
    Suisun Valley 2016
    89.5204.51Awesome
    Onward Petillant NaturelONWARD Petillant Naturel
    Rose of Pinot Noir
    "Hawkeye Ranch" Redwood Valley 2018
    90.53031Very Good
    Onward Pinot Noir CeriseONWARD Pinot Noir
    "Cerise Vineyard"
    Anderson Valley, Mendocino 2013
    92583.22Very Good
    Onward SyrahONWARD Syrah
    "Ledgewood Vineyard
    Suisun Valley 2017
    90342.61Good
    Pago Ayles YPAGO AYLES "Y"
    Vino do Pago
    Barrica 2014
    91243.81Great
    Parador TempranilloPARADOR Tempranillo
    Napa Valley 2016
    91.5403.41.5Very Good
    Peter Paul Masters BlendPETER PAUL
    "Master's Blend"
    Napa Valley Red Wine 2016
    92752.52Good
    Peter Paul Chardonnay BacigalupiPETER PAUL Chardonnay
    "Bacigalupi Vineyard"
    Russian River Valley 2018
    92482.91.5Good
    Peter Paul Pinot Noir Milles FreresPETER PAUL Pinot Noir
    "Milles Freres"
    Sonoma Coast 2017
    90483.82Great
    Por Que No? Red WinePor Que No? Red Wine
    Napa Valley 2016
    913441.5Great
    Post & Vine Red WinePOST & VINE
    "Old Vine Field Blend"
    "Testa Vineyard" Mendocino 2016
    90324.21.5Great
    Post & Vine RosePOST & VINE
    Rosé of Carignane
    Mendocino 2019
    88182.40.5Good
    PostmarkPOSTMARK
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Napa Valley 2018
    89353.81.5Great
    Prima Materia SangiovesePRIMA MATERIA Sangiovese
    Kelsey Bench - Lake County 2016
    903031Very Good
    Prima Materia Tocai FriulanoPRIMA MATERIA Tocai Friulano
    "Graziano Vineyards" Potter Valley
    Mendocino County 2017
    92255.51.5Hall of Fame
    Quigley Chenin BlancQUIGLEY FAMILY Chenin Blanc
    "Lost Slough Vineyard"
    Clarksburg 2018
    92.5245.81.5Hall of Fame
    Quigley Family Pinot NoirQUIGLEY FAMILY Pinot Noir
    "Hicks Family Vineyard"
    Santa Cruz Mountains 2018
    91384.82Awesome
    Quigley Family SyrahQUIGLEY FAMILY Syrah
    "Las Madres Vineyard"
    Carneros, Sonoma 2018
    92383.61.5Great
    Roche Paradis Saint JosephDomaine de la ROCHE PARADIS
    Saint-Joseph
    "La Bergerie" 2018
    92393.51.5Great
    Sojourn Cabernet SauvignonSOJOURN CELLARS
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Oakville, Napa Valley 2016
    92792.32Good
    Sojourn Chardonnay SangiacomoSOJOURN CELLARS Chardonnay
    "Sangiacomo Vineyard"
    Sonoma Coast 2018
    93453.11.5Very Good
    St Romedius Dry Muscat 19ST ROMEDIUS
    Dry Muscat Canelli
    Contra Costa County 2019
    89214.21Great
    St Romedius Red WineST ROMEDIUS Red Wine
    "Buckeye Ranch" Lamorinda
    Contra Costa County 2017
    91293.11Very Good
    St Romedius RoseST ROMEDIUS
    Rose of Sangiovese
    Clements Hills 2019
    89214.21Great
    St Romedius Tocai FriulanoST ROMEDIUS Tocai Friulano
    Sierra Foothills 2019
    912341Great
    Three Furies Pinot Noir Constant VengeanceTHREE FURIES Pinot Noir
    "Constant Vengeance"
    Santa Rita Hills 2017
    91.5852.22Good
    Three Furies Pinot Noir The Angry OneTHREE FURIES Pinot Noir
    "The Angry One"
    Santa Lucia Highlands 2018
    91852.12Good
    Tres Sabores PicpoulTRES SABORES Picpoul
    El Dorado 2019
    90243.81Great
    Tres Sabores ZinfandelTRES SABORES Zinfandel
    "Estate" Rutherford, Napa Valley
    "Perspective" 2017
    91.5503.72Great
    TRINAFOUR French Colombard
    "Casa Verde Vineyard"
    Mendocino County 2018
    89.5224.11Great
    Trinafour Rosso MistoTRINAFOUR "Rosso Misto"
    "Casa Verde Vineyard"
    Mendocino County 2017
    90.5283.21Very Good
    Violet Green Petite SirahVIOLET GREEN Petite Sirah
    Spring Mountain, Napa Valley 2016
    91324.31.5Great
    White Rock ChardonnayWHITE ROCK Chardonnay
    "Estate Grown"
    Napa Valley 2016
    914531.5Very Good
    Wilson Foreigner AlbarinoWILSON FOREIGNER Albarino
    "Rorick Vineyard"
    Sierra Foothills 2018
    913031Very Good