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August 2016

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august 2016  /  the tasting panel  /  65 93 E16 Wines 2014 The West End Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley ($60) A Pinot and Chard specialist with close grower relations; racy cherry and raspberry fruit; rich, deep and seductive; smooth, lush and long. 91 Troon Vineyard 2013 MT Reserve, Southern Oregon ($60) Smooth and spicy with tangy, bright blackberry and plum; crisp and long with balance and good length. 56% Malbec, 44% Tannat. 93 Dominus Estate 2013 Napanook, Napa Valley ($69) Dusty with tangy plum and blackberry; supple and rich with lovely flavors and structure; impressive now, even better with some cellar aging. 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc. MAISONS MARQUES & DOMAINES 93 VinRoc 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley ($98) Dark, rich and concentrated with suave texture and deep plum and berry fruit; toasty, dense and rich; elegant and long. IMPORTS 90 Seifried Estate 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson, New Zealand ($18) Smooth and racy with peach and citrus notes; fresh, balanced and deep. PACIFIC PRIME WINES 91 Livio Felluga 2015 Cormons Sauvignon, Collio, Italy ($25) Bright peach nose; smooth, fresh and dry with lovely peach and crisp acidity; superb food wine for shellfish. MW IMPORTS 93 Moët et Chandon NV Brut Impérial Rosé Champagne, France ($50) Rich rose color with lots of lively raspberry and lovely texture; elegant, racy, seamless and long. MOËT-HENNESSY USA 90 Tenuta San Guido 2014 Le Difese, Tuscany IGT, Italy ($36) A tangy and balanced Super Tuscan; crisp with nice depth and lively fruit. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese. KOBRAND 91 Fattoria della Talosa 2012 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva, Italy ($50) Velvety on the palate with earth, plum and spice; supple and rich, tangy and balanced with good length and some nice complexity. CURIOUS CORK IMPORTS, LLC VALUE AND BY-THE-GLASS RECOMMENDATIONS 88 Pedroncelli Winery 2015 friends.white, Sonoma County ($12) A social media–inspired blend with tangy citrus and spice; racy and aromatic with clean, fresh style. 58% Sauvignon Blanc, 42% Gewürtraminer. 88 St. Urbans-Hof 2015 Nik Weis Selection Riesling, Mosel, Germany ($12) Keen flavors of lime and tangy acidity; clean, bright and balanced; quite a value. HB WINE MERCHANTS 88 Madison Ridge 2015 Barker's Lane Chardonnay, South Eastern Australia ($13) Smooth and creamy with minerals and ripe pear fruit; a pretty nice wine for the price. WINE TREES 88 Benvenuta de la Serna 2015 Mil Piedras Viognier, Mendoza, Argentina ($13) Nicely aromatic on the nose with crisp acidity and vivid style; racy, fresh and balanced. CANNON WINES LTD.

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