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December 2014/January 2015

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{ }  75 PHOTOS COURTESY OF PEAY VINEYARDS Emeritus Vineyards 2011 William Wesley Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($68) Soft and smooth with earth, spice and tangy raspberry; lush and juicy with polished style; good acid structure and a rich, balanced finish. 90 Failla 2012 Pinot Noir, Occidental Ridge Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($60) Smooth and lush with soft, ripe cherry and earth tones; ripe and juicy with lovely texture and balance; long and elegant. 92 Flowers 2012 Estate Chardonnay, Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($80) Golden color; elegant and bright with leesy notes and silky texture; ripe fruit and lush, minerally style. 92 Freeman Winery 2012 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($45) Silky and smooth with fresh black cherry and spice; savory and lush with notes of earth and toasty oak. 92 Gros Ventre Cellars 2012 Pinot Noir, Campbell Ranch, Sonoma Coast ($44) Ripe and bright with spice and soft cherry fruit; juicy and mellow with elegance and balance; smooth and fresh with depth and bright style. 91 Gros Ventre Cellars 2012 First Born Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($58) Earthy, mushrooms and dense with ripe plum and cherry fruit; smooth and juicy with good acid structure; long and complex. 91 Joseph Phelps 2012 Chardonnay, Freestone Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($55) Elegance and ripe flavors galore; toasted and lush with juicy fruit, lovely balance and a vibrant finish. 93 Joseph Phelps 2012 Pinot Noir, Freestone Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($55) Dark, rich and dense with toasty oak and ripe black cherry; smooth, lush and juicy; balanced and long. 92 MacPhail 2012 Pinot Noir, Mardikian Estate, Sonoma Coast ($85) Silky and smooth with bright savory style; candied cherries and spice with deep flavors of toasty oak and dried berries. 90 Marimar Estate 2012 Mas Cavalls Pinot Noir, Doña Margarita Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($44) Ripe black-cherry nose; juicy and fresh with bright acidity and lovely balance; elegant. 91 Martinelli 2011 Sea Ridge Meadow Pinot Noir, Three Sisters Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($63) Light, fresh and lively with spice and tangy acidity; candied strawberry and savory notes; crisp and balanced, long and juicy. 91 Paul Hobbs 2013 CrossBarn Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($25) Smooth and juicy with ripe fruit, tangy acidity and nice vanilla notes; fresh, balanced and long. 89 Ramey Wine Cellars 2012 Chardonnay, Platt Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($60) Bright and structured with racy acidity, minerals and lovely elegant fruit flavors; silky and Burgundian; long, pure and balanced. 92 Red Car Wine 2012 Pinot Noir, Hagan Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($68) Smooth and savory with mature cherry and spice; dense, complex and earthy with long, deep flavors. 90 Red Car Wine 2011 Estate Syrah, Fort Ross–Sea View ($50) Smooth and bright with juicy black raspberry and plum; fresh and spicy with lovely mouth feel and a long, balanced finish. 92 Senses 2012 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($40) Silky and bright with earth, spice and tangy cherry cola; juicy, savory and balanced, long and racy. 91 Small Vines 2013 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast ($53) Bright and smooth with tangy acidity and creamy texture; ripe and juicy with toast and good depth. 91 Sojourn Wine Cellars 2012 Pinot Noir, Silver Eagle Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($59) Dense with ripe cherry and long, savory flavors; complex and balanced, polished and rich. 91 Sojourn Wine Cellars 2012 Pinot Noir, Ridgetop Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($59) Smooth and spicy with bright cherry and tangy savory notes; fresh, racy and juicy. 90 Trombetta Family Wines 2012 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($45) Lush and dense with rich plum, cherry and spice; firmly structured and generous; long and elegant. 92 Trombetta Family Wines 2011 Pinot Noir, Gap's Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast ($58) Elegant and juicy with lovely bright cherry and berry fruit; vibrant and silky with depth, style and grace; generous, precise and long. 93 Wayfarer 2013 Pinot Noir, Wayfarer Vineyard, Fort Ross–Sea View ($90) Lush cherry nose; deep and rich with ripe cherry and plum; savory and elegant with intensity and finesse; gorgeous and voluptuous with lovely sweet oak and remarkable subtlety. 95 For more of Anthony Dias Blue's notes on Sonoma Coast wines, see

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