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DOMESTIC 93 Morgan Winery 2012 Chardonnay, Double L Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands ($42) Lush and silky with pure, bright pear, peach and citrus fruit; rich, juicy and balanced with a long, elegant finish; stunningly complex— and it's organic. 91 Corley Family 2012 Estate Reserve Chardonnay, Oak Knoll, Napa Valley ($50) Lush and creamy with dense flavors of pear, citrus, toasty oak and vanilla; rich but not heavy, fresh, bright and ripe; long and intense. 92 J Wrigley Vineyards 2012 Pinot Noir, Proposal Block Estate, Willamette Valley ($45) Lush and concentrated with elegance and finesse; bright cherry, spice and berry fruit; velvety texture and good length; stylish and balanced. 91 Raymond 2010 District Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga–Napa Valley ($85) Smooth and rich with juicy cherry, black currant and plum; spicy with toasty oak and a long balanced finish; concentrated and deep. BOISSET USA 92 Longoria Wines 2011 Pinot Noir, Fe Ciega Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills ($48) Deep ruby color ; smooth and juicy with tangy, ripe cherry fruit with racy, bright notes of spice and earth; long, elegant and stylish. 92 Jordan 2012 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley ($30) Bright and juicy with silky texture and crisp citrus; fresh, lively and tangy; long and focused. 93 E16 Wines 2012 The West End Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley ($50) Bright and juicy with black cherry, explosive fruit and firm structure; savory spice and velvety texture; long and vivid. 88 McFadden Farms 2013 Gewürztraminer, Potter Valley ($16) Bright and juicy with spice and racy acidity; nice rose petal and soft citrus; balanced, long and charming. 90 Cambria Winery 2012 Chardonnay, Katherine's Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley ($22) Bright and juicy with citrus, stone fruit and tropical notes; lush and ripe, creamy and long, balanced and rich. JACKSON FAMILY VINEYARDS In 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: 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 Prices are for 750 ml. bottles unless otherwise noted. Anthony Dias BLUE REVIEWS BLUE REVIEWS may 2014  /  the tasting panel  /  72 TP0514_072-101.indd 72 4/24/14 10:59 PM

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