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Top Ten California Chardonnays - 2016

I tend to taste and drink a lot of wine over the course of a year.  I am in a few tasting groups, sometimes the wines are consumed at various local wine store tastings and a number drunk with friends and family.

Top Ten California Syrahs - 2016

I tend to taste and drink a lot of wine over the course of a year.  I am in a few tasting groups, sometimes the wines are consumed at various local wine store tastings and a number drunk with friends and family.

Top Ten California Zinfandels - 2016

I tend to taste and drink a lot of wine over the course of a year.  I am in a few tasting groups, sometimes the wines are consumed at various local wine store tastings and a number drunk with friends and family.  

Wine To Go Buy This Week – New Year’s Edition -Domaine Carneros 2008 Le Reve Blanc de Blancs – 90 Points

France’s Champagne Taittinger started its U.S label with the opening of Domaine Carneros in 1987 and has gone on to create world-class sparkling wines in America, of which their flagship Le Reve has always been a consistent standout. This Blanc de Blanc is comprised of five Chardonnay clones from the Domaine’s Carneros estate fruit.

2014 Andremily Syrah No. 3, USA, California, Santa Barbara - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95

This was a great wine, but I had hoped it to show a bit better.  I gave it 12 hours of air and that wasn't enough.  There is a glass left in the bottle and I am curious how it will show l

2013 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
99

I opened this at 8:00 am for serving about 12 hours later.  It needed more time or a decant.  Still, once in the glass it continued to open up all night.  Just a gorgeous wine. 

2007 Seven Stones Cabernet Sauvignon, USA, California, Napa - Wine Review

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
98

Gorgeous.  This wine is sexy and almost seamless.  Although youthful, it is drinking beautifully at age ten with a decade or two left.  Purple in color.  The nose has cassis, sa

2015 Kutch Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, USA, California, Sonoma - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Light golden in color.  The nose is very nice.  Clean with no overt oak showing.  Green apples, slight lemon cream and slight pineapple.  On the palate, this is again clean with

2014 Carlisle Syrah Sonoma County, USA, California - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

What an outstanding value.  Under $30 for this quality of a Syrah.  It will certainly improve with some cellar time but is great right now.  Purple in color.  The nose has boyse

2008 Pride Mountain Vineyards Cabernet Franc, USA, California, Napa

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Drinking well right now.  Not yet at peak but I don't know how much better it will get.  Purple in color.  Wonderful nose of black cherries, green tobacco, cigar box and leather.&nbs

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