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January/February 2015

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94 Ad Vivum Cellars 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sleeping Lady Vineyard, Yountville–Napa Valley ($125) Dark and deep with rich plum and cassis; lush and dense with ripe flavors and notes of oak and spice; juicy, fresh and concentrated with balance and finesse. IMPORTS 91 Kim Crawford 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($18) Tangy spice and mineral nose; racy, crisp and lively with gooseberry and cut grass; racy and long with a bright finish. CONSTELLATION WINE U.S. 91 Gradis'ciutta 2013 Friulano, Collio, Italy ($25) Lovely mineral and citrus nose; bright and juicy with lovely depth and balance leading to a long, racy finish. WINE EMPORIUM 90 Jackson Estate 2013 Stich Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand ($22) Racy and juicy with bright gooseberry and minerals; fresh and balanced on the finish. JACKSON FAMILY ESTATES 90 Lapostolle 2012 Cuvée Alexandre Chardonnay, Atalayas Vineyard, Casablanca Valley, Chile ($24) Smooth and ripe with notes of honey and toasty oak with a core of juicy acidity; balanced and complete with a long, rich finish. TERLATO WINES 88 Lopez Noceti 1919 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Central Coast, Chile ($10) Juicy and clean with racy citrus and some herbal notes; lime and spice, long and balanced. RIONDO USA 91 Ogier 2012 Oratorio Crozes- Hermitage, France ($37) Bright black raspberry and spice; clean, modern and fresh with depth and good balance; long and lush. VINUM INTERNATIONAL

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