US Wine

Borego Canyon Merlot 2006

Winery: Borego Canyon Winery

Appelation: Central Coast

Varietal: Merlot

Alc. by Vol. 14.0%

Notes: Earthy nose with raspberry aromas. Fine structure and backbone.

Sand Hill Durell Vineyards Chardonnay 2007

Winery: Sand Hill Winery

Appelation: Sonoma Valley

Varietal: Chardonnay

Alc. by Vol. 13.5%

Notes: Creamy aromas reminiscent of custard lead to vibrant and mouth filling flavors of pear, apple, and spice. This wine has signature Durell minerality and a long finish.

Sand Hill Durell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2007

Winery: Sand Hill Winery

Appelation: Sonoma Valley

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir

Alc. by Vol. 13.5%

Notes: Intense floral spice of dried herb and mushrooms with an exotic undertone of mint and Kirsch. Juicy, spicy and plumy on the palette with good concentration. Mouth is full and rich, and really, really long.

Accolades: "Very higly recommended" norcalwines.com, "There’s no question in my mind that the Durell Vineyard is easily one of the best Pinot vineyards in the Sonoma Valley." PinotReport.com 

Smith-Madrone Chardonnay 2007

Winery: Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery

Appelation: Napa Valley

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay

Alc. by Vol. 14.3%

Notes: Lemon, green apples and pear aromas. Soft and lush mid palate with a long slow finish.   

Smith-Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Winery: Smith-Madrone Vineyards & Winery

Appelation: Napa Valley

Varietal: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc

Alc. by Vol. 13.8%

Notes: Wine Enthusiast: "This is the opposite of the gooey, cult-style wines grown down on the valley benches and floor. It's pure mountain in the tannins, acidity and dryness, with below 14% alcohol. It's a food wine, with cassis, cedar and mineral flavors. Should age well for a decade." (09/09)    

Whitepoint Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Winery: Flagship Cellars

Appelation: North Coast

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Alc. by Vol. 13.8%

Notes: Blackberry, black pepper and cedar on nose. Nice balance of fruit, acidity and tannins.

Whitepoint Chardonnay 2009

Winery: Flagship Cellars

Appelation: Russian River

Varietal: 100% Chardonnay

Alc. by Vol. 14.3%

Notes: A rich and full-flavored Chardonnay with notes of Bartlett pear and cinnamon-apple pie with a hint of toast from 10 month ageing in French oak.