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BLUE REVIEWS Anthony Dias BLUE REVIEWS n each issue, Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dias Blue selects a wide range of the best wines and spirits from among the more than 500 he samples over the course of a month. The reviews are subjective editorial evaluations, made without regard to advertising, and products are scored on a 100-point scale: I 85-89: VERY GOOD 90-94: OUTSTANDING 95-100: CLASSIC Once products are selected for publication, producers and importers will be offered the option of having their review accompanied by an image (bottle photo or label art) for a nominal fee. There is no obligation to add an image, nor does the decision affect the review or score in any way. The “twisty” icon indicates wines sealed with a screwcap closure. For additional Blue Reviews, go to O2 Series, Central Coast ($18) Smooth and tangy with silky texture and bright acidity; racy, fresh and juicy with a long, clean finish with mineral notes and breezy flavors. DOMESTIC 90 Paragon Vineyard, Edna Valley ($17) 90 90 Blanc, Samantha’s, Alexander Valley ($24) Silky and elegant with juicy citrus and bright acidity; classic, tangy and long with balance and a snappy finish. 91 Fess Parker 2009 Chardonnay, Ashley’s Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills ($32) Bright fruit, sweet new oak and racy acidity; a stunning wine with depth, finesse and lovely Burgundian style. 92 48 / the tasting panel / november 2010 Crisp and tangy with citrus fruit, lychee and juicy acidity; peachy with nice minerality and depth; long and racy. BAILEYANA Calera 2009 Viognier, Mt. Harlan ($30) Fresh, lively and spiced with rich aromatics and silky texture; juicy, long, lush and balanced with depth and style. Lancaster Estate 2009 Sauvignon Tangent 2009 Viognier, Ortman Family 2009 Chardonnay, 91 Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($50) Thick, rich and bursting with ripe blackberry, raspberry and vanilla, with great structure and a luscious finish; a spectacularly expressive and complex statement that is, nonetheless, absolutely delicious. 93 Sonoma County ($40) Rich, dense and impressive with soft oak, cola, spice, ripe plum and black raspberry fruit, with remarkable complexity and style; great depth, a long finish and excellent aging potential. 93 Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($50) Dark, velvety and luscious with rich cassis, plum and blackberry fruit; subtle notes of oak, spice and licorice; intense, rich and supple with great depth and style. 92 Marimar Estate 2006 Pinot Noir, Cristina, Don Miguel Vineyard, Russian River Valley ($62) Bright and racy with juicy cherry fruit and smooth, lush texture; nice and substantial with balance, depth and good length; lovely and stylish. 91 TORRES Signorello Vineyards 2007 Estate Cabernet Simple Math 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, La Follette 2008 Chardonnay, Manchester Ridge Vineyard, Mendocino Ridge ($48) Silky and bright; juicy and racy; elegant, lively and aromatic with finesse, good acid structure and a long finish. WINE CREEK LLC Williams Selyem 2008 Zinfandel, Papera

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