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Our 2013






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New world reds


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New world sparklers


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New world dessert wiNes


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Flavored aNd NoN-Grape wiNes If it seems like the range of wines on shop shelves is getting more and more

confusing, there’s a good reason. New wineries are popping up at a brisk rate: The U.S. has well over 7,000 now, and many of them produce more than one label. Imports, too, are crowding in. So how do you separate the good from the bad and the ugly, and pick a tasty bottle?

Look to the Sunset International Wine Competition to help you out. In our second year, our group of judges—some of the most experienced wine tasters in the West (see page 2)—rated almost 3,000 wines, to award medals to the best.

How we judged

• Each wine was tasted blind by a panel of three judges. The panelists

discussed the wines but scored them individually. We awarded medals based on a wine’s average score.

• The highest-scoring wine in each category won Best in Class, unless that wine did not score in Gold Medal territory.

• New World wines (from outside Europe, including Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, and Chile, etc.) were tasted in flights by varietal. Old World wines (from France, Italy, Spain, and Germay) were tasted by region.

ouR guide to tHe best

We’ve listed all our medal winners here, color coded by type of medal. Each Gold wine has a brief tasting note included, to let you know what the judges loved about it (they didn’t give out Golds lightly). Sponsored label ads, where included, didn’t influence judging or results. Use this list to take the risk out of trying new wines. Vetted by the best judges in the West, these are bottles sure to please.

Happy sipping!

Sara Schneider, Sunset Wine Editor

Welcome to the best wines

in the West—this year.



Joel Peterson

Founder and Winemaker, Ravenswood, and Senior Vice President, Constellation Brands

Tim Gaiser, MS

Master Sommelier and wine industry educator and consultant

Sara Schneider

Wine Editor, Sunset


Jason Alexander

General Manager, Meteor Vineyard Bryan Avila

Winemaker and Professor, Viticulture & Winery Technology, Napa Valley College Bob Bath, MS

Master Sommelier and Wine and Beverage Instructor, Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

Bob Betz, MW

Master of Wine and Founder and Winemaker, Betz Family Winery Jim Blumling

VP of Alcohol and Tobacco, Safeway, Inc. Randy Caparoso

Bottom Line Editor, Sommelier Journal Mark Chandler, CSW

Certified Specialist of Wine; Owner, Chandler & Company; and Executive Director, WineAmerica

Rebecca Chapa, CWE

Certified Wine Educator and Owner, Tannin Management

Kimberly Charles, DWS

Diploma in Wine and Spirits and Founder, Charles Communications Associates, LLC Joe Ciatti

Principal, Zepponi & Company Cole Danehower

Publisher,, and Author, Essential Wines and Wineries of the Pacific Northwest

Laurie Daniel

Wine Writer, Bay Area News Group and Wines & Vines

Mark Davidson

Education Director, Wine Australia Patrick D. Dodd, CS, CWE Certified Sommelier, Certified Wine Educator, and Senior Director, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Paul Dolan

Owner, Winemaker, and Winegrower, Paul Dolan Family Vineyards

Traci Dutton

Beverage Manager and Sommelier, Culinary Institute of America Peter Granoff, MS

Master Sommelier and Co-Owner, Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant and Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant Ronald Holden Journalist, and Eugenio Jardim Wine Director, Jardinière Randle Johnson

Director of Winemaking, The Hess Collection

Margie Ferree Jones, CS, CWE, PhD

Certified Sommelier, Certified Wine Educator, and Associate Professor, Collins College of Hospitality Management, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Adam LaZarre

Owner and Winemaker, LaZarre Wines Jordan Mackay

Wine and Spirits Writer, San Francisco magazine, and Author, Passion for Pinot and Secrets of the Sommeliers Peter Marks, MW

Master of Wine and Vice President of Education, Constellation Academy of Wine

Elaine Marshall, ACWP Advanced Certified Wine Professional; Wine Educator, Culinary Institute of America; and Owner, Marshall Wine Company

Keith Marton, M.D.

Executive in Residence, Health Manage-ment Academy

Rob McNeill

Director of Winemaking, Don Sebastiani & Sons

Sally Mohr, MS

Master Sommelier and Director, Sake Education Council Macario Montoya

Assistant Winemaker, Piña Napa Valley Marcus Notaro

Winemaker, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Jeff O’Neill

Owner, Ram’s Gate Winery and O’Neill Vintners and Distillers

Steven Poe, MS

Master Sommelier and Beverage Director, Big Canyon Country Club

Ron Rawlinson

Wine Sales and Marketing Consultant and Director, USA Wine Industry Sales, Eisch USA

Christian Roguenant

Vice President, Winemaking, Niven Family Wine Estates

Christopher Sawyer

Sommelier and Wine Educator at The Lodge at Sonoma and for Dawn Smith

Lead Sommelier, Stoneburner Restaurant, Seattle

Jeffrey Stambor

Director of Winemaking, Beaulieu Vineyard David Stevens

Senior Consultant, Davon International Thomas K. Stutz

Winemaker, La Rochelle Winery Mike Sullivan

Partner, General Manager, and Wine-maker, Benovia Winery

Bob Swain

Winemaker, Mendocino Wine Company Tim Teichgraeber

Wine and Spirits Writer, Opus Vino, San Francisco Chronicle, Cooking Club, and City Pages

John Vankat

Wine Writer, Northern Arizona’s Mountain Living Magazine and Arizona Daily Sun

Paul Wagner

Owner, Balzac Communications & Marketing

Michael Wangbickler, DWS, CWE Diploma in Wine and Spirits, Certified Wine Educator, and Senior Manager, Balzac Communications & Marketing Michael Weis

Winemaker, Groth Vineyards & Winery Robert Whitley

Wine Columnist, Creators Syndicate, and Publisher, Debbie Zachareas

Co-Owner, Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant and Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant


Ten Acre 2010 Sangiacomo Vineyards “Green Acre Hills” Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast; $48)

Terlato Family 2010 Chardonnay

(Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $28)

V. Sattui 2010 Chardonnay

(St. Helena, Napa Valley; $28)

Alma Rosa 2010 El Jabalí Vineyard Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills; $28)

Anaba 2010 Chardonnay

(Sonoma Coast; $32)

Anaba 2010 Gap’s Crown Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast; $37)

Bewitched 2010 Chardonnay

(Russian River Valley; $20)

Bouchaine 2010 Estate Chardonnay

(Carneros, Napa Valley; $30)

Cameron Hughes 2010 Chardonnay

(California; $10)

Cameron Hughes 2010 “Lot 324” Chardonnay

(Atlas Peak, Napa Valley; $14)

Cannonball 2010 Chardonnay

(Sonoma County; $15)

Clos du Bois 2010 “Calcaire” Char-donnay (Russian River Valley; $25)

Doña Paula 2010 Estate Chardonnay

(Mendoza, Argentina; $15)

Entwine 2010 Chardonnay

(California; $13)

The Federalist 2010 Chardonnay

(Russian River Valley; $26)

Francis Coppola Director’s 2010 Chardonnay (Sonoma County; $17)

Glen Carlou 2010 Chardonnay

(Paarl, South Africa; $16)

Oakwild Ranch 2010 Olivet Lane Chardonnay (Russian River Valley; $29)

Paradise View 2010 Chardonnay

(Sonoma Coast; $24)

Paraiso 2010 Chardonnay

(Santa Lucia Highlands; $20)

Petroni 2010 Estate Grown Chardonnay (Sonoma Valley; $30)

Quickfire 2010 Chardonnay

(Sonoma Coast; $15)


Chehalem 2010 Stoller Vineyards “Ian’s Reserve” Chardonnay (Dundee Hills, Oregon; $36) Intense and superbly balanced, with green apple and citrus, a gently creamy midpalate, and mouth-watering acidity.

Riverbench 2010 Estate Grown Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley; $26) Nicely ripened citrus and yellow stone fruit, hints of butter and barrel spice, and a clean, crisp finish.

Baileyana 2010 Firepeak Vineyard “Grand Firepeak Cuvée” Chardonnay

(Edna Valley; $28)

Clos Du Val 2010 Chardonnay

(Carneros; $28)

Hoyt Family 2010 Chardonnay

(California; $35)

La Rochelle 2010 Ferrington Vineyard Chardonnay

(Anderson Valley; $65)

Landmark 2010 “Damaris Reserve” Chardonnay (Sonoma County; $40)

Meadowcroft 2010 Chardonnay

(Sonoma County; $26)

Michael Pozzan 2010 Chardonnay

(Russian River Valley; $14)

Starkey’s Court 2010 Green Acres Vineyard Chardonnay (Carneros; $30)

New world whites


Alexandria Nicole 2012 Albariño

(Columbia Valley; $20)

Bokisch 2012 Terra Alta Vineyard Albariño (Clements Hills, Lodi; $16)

New Clairvaux 2012 St. James Block Albariño (Tehama County, California; $17)

Harney Lane 2011 Albariño

(Lodi; $19)


Copper River Estate NV “Diversion” Chardonnay (Washington; $15)

Stack Wines NV Chardonnay

(California; $12) Barefoot NV Chardonnay (California; $7) Camelot NV Chardonnay (California; $8) HRM Rex-Goliath NV Chardonnay (South Africa; $9)

Stark Raving NV White

(California; $13)

Wine Sisterhood NV Chardonnay

(California; $12)


Miner 2009 Wild Yeast Chardonnay (Napa Valley; $50) Complex and exotic with mango, pineapple, stone fruit, quince, and buttercream notes. Nicely balanced, with refreshing acidity.

Suacci Carciere 2009 Heintz Vine-yard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $42) Buttery brioche on the nose and palate, with pineapple, baked apple, and spice flavors. Full-bodied and creamy.

Citation 2009 Chardonnay

(Oregon; $32)

Duck Pond 2009 Desert Wind Vineyard Chardonnay

(Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley; $12)

OneHope 2009 Reserve Chardonnay

(Santa Barbara County; $14)

OneHope 2009 Reserve Chardonnay


Bergström 2011 “Sigrid” Chardon-nay (Willamette Valley; $80)

Beringer 2011 Chardonnay

(Napa Valley; $16)

Bonterra 2011 Chardonnay

(Mendocino County; $14)

Buty 2011 Conner Lee Vineyard Chardonnay (Columbia Valley; $40)

Cache Creek 2011 Reserve Chardon-nay (Lake County; $30)

Cinnabar 2011 Wrights Station Vineyard Chardonnay

(Santa Cruz Mountains; $40)

Clos du Bois 2011 Chardonnay

(North Coast; $12)

Coppola Rosso & Bianco 2011 Chardonnay (California; $11)

Cru– 2011 Appellation Series Chardonnay (Arroyo Seco; $27)

Cru– 2011 “Vineyard Montage” Chardonnay (Monterey County; $25)

Cultivate 2011 “Wonderlust” Chardonnay (Valle Central, Chile; $13)

DeLoach 2011 Chardonnay

(Russian River Valley; $20)

Dutton-Goldfield 2011 Dutton Ranch, Rued Vineyard Chardonnay (Green Valley of Russian River Valley; $50)

Dutton-Goldfield 2011 Dutton Ranch, Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay (Green Valley of Russian River Valley; $50)

Jekel 2011 “Gravelstone” Chardonnay (Arroyo Seco, Monterey County; $15) Opulently styled with butterscotch and baked apple, a creamy texture, and lingering finish.

Jordan 2011 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley; $30) Citrus, Granny Smith apple, and pear flavors drive this youthful wine, with plenty of natural acidity to cellar for a couple of years.

Molnar Family 2011 Chardonnay (Carneros, Napa Valley; $25) Full-bodied and exotically tropical with a juicy pineapple, mango, and citrus character, plus brisk acidity.

Patz & Hall 2011 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $42) Ripe, rich pear and citrus beautifully cut by a laser beam of acidity. Medium-bodied, fresh, and balanced.

Trinitas 2011 Chardonnay (Carneros; $30) Big in both weight and flavor, with juicy apple, pear, and citrus, and a tropical gardenia aroma.

A by Acacia 2011 Chardonnay

(California; $15)

Acacia 2011 Chardonnay

(Carneros; $25)

Annabella 2011 Special Selection Chardonnay (51% Sonoma County, 49% Napa County; $13)

Be. Fresh 2011 Chardonnay

(California; $9)

Rutherford Hill 2010 Chardonnay

(Napa Valley; $22)

Saintsbury 2010 Chardonnay

(Carneros; $25)

Sanford 2010 Chardonnay

(Sta. Rita Hills; $30)

Terra Sávia 2010 Sanel Valley Vineyards Estate Grown Chardonnay (Mendocino; $14)


Inman Family 2011 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley; $35) Refreshing acidity carries bright pear and apple flavors, with a pleasant yeasty lees note on the persistent, complex finish.

Antica 2011 Chardonnay (Napa Valley; $35) Caramel and toast nuances under rich pear and peach flavors. Deep and firmly structured, with a long and juicy finish.

Cakebread 2011 Chardonnay (Napa Valley; $36) Lovely minerailty and subtle oak support ripe pear and apple flavors and a brisk finish.

Five Rivers 2011 Chardonnay (Central Coast; $15) Fragrant peach and hints of toast round out a lemon-lime palate with refreshing acidity.

Francis Coppola Diamond Collection 2011 Gold Label Chardonnay (Monterey County; $16) Nice balance of juicy citrus and pear fruit, with hints of toast and a long, fresh finish.

Goose Ridge 2011 Chardonnay (Columbia Valley; $24) Perfect balance of ripe fruit, oak, and acidity, with a hint of butter on the nose.

HandCraft Artisan Collection 2011 Chardonnay (California; $15) Medium-bodied, elegant, and refreshing, with apple, pear, and citrus coated in creamy vanilla.

New world whites


Cosentino 2011 “The Chard” Chardonnay (Lodi; $16)

Cyprus 2011 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $24)

D & L Carinalli 2011 Estate Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $20)

Darioush 2011 Chardonnay

(Napa Valley; $43)

Darms Lane 2011 Chardonnay

(Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley; $28)

Davis Bynum 2011 River West Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $25)

District 7 2011 Chardonnay

(Monterey; $16)

Duck Shack 2011 Chardonnay

(Russian River Valley; $22)

Dunham 2011 Lewis Estate Vineyard “Shirley Mays” Chardonnay

(Columbia Valley; $24)

Dutcher Crossing 2011

Stuhlmüller Vineyard Chardonnay

(Alexander Valley; $34)

Eberle 2011 Chardonnay

(Paso Robles; $20)

Edenbrook 2011 Chardonnay

(California; $12)

Eola Hills 2011 Chardonnay

(Oregon; $13)

Fetzer 2011 Winemaker’s Favorite “Quartz” Chardonnay

(California; $10)

Formation 2011 Chardonnay

(Monterey County; $15)

Four Vines 2011 “Naked” Unoaked Chardonnay

(Santa Barbara County; $12)

Franciscan 2011 “Cuvée Sauvage” Chardonnay (Carneros,

Napa Valley; $40)

Frank Family 2011 Chardonnay

(Napa Valley; $35)

Harney Lane 2011 Chardonnay

(Lodi; $23)

Hearst Ranch 2011 “Glacier Ridge” Chardonnay (Monterey County; $22)

Sinclair Estate 2011 Chardonnay

(Columbia Valley; $28) St. Francis 2011 Chardonnay (Sonoma County; $15) Sterling 2011 Chardonnay (Napa Valley; $19) Talley 2011 Chardonnay

(Arroyo Grande Valley; $27)

Truchard 2011 Chardonnay

(Carneros, Napa Valley; $30)

Wente 2011 “Morning Fog” Estate Grown Chardonnay (Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay; $15)

Wild Horse 2011 “Unbridled” Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley; $24)

ZD 2011 Chardonnay (California; $36)

AntoLin 2011 Chardonnay

(Columbia Valley; $19)

Anyela’s 2011 Chardonnay

(Finger Lakes, New York; $16)

Baldacci Family 2011 “Sorelle” Chardonnay (Carneros; $38)

Benziger Family 2011 Chardonnay

(Sonoma County; $16)

Buehler 2011 Chardonnay

(Russian River Valley; $16)

Butterfly Kiss 2011 Chardonnay

(California; $13)

Canoe Ridge 2011 “The Expedition” Chardonnay (Horse Heaven Hills; $15)

Cardella 2011 Basila Farms, Vine-yard 21 Chardonnay (California; $16)

Carmenet 2011 Vintner’s Collection Reserve Chardonnay (California; $12)

Cartlidge & Browne 2011 Chardonnay (North Coast; $15)

Chateau St. Jean 2011 Chardonnay

(Sonoma County; $14)

Estancia 2011 Pinnacles Ranches Chardonnay (Monterey County; $12)

First Press 2011 Chardonnay

(Napa Valley; $17)

Fog Head 2011 Chardonnay

(Monterey; $15)

Folie à Deux 2011 Chardonnay

(Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $18)

Francis Coppola Diamond Collection 2011 Black Label “Pavilion” Char-donnay (Santa Lucia Highlands; $20)

Francis Coppola Reserve 2011 Saralee’s Vineyard Coffey Lane Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $25)

Francis Ford Coppola 2011 “Votre Santé” Chardonnay (California; $14)

Fritz 2011 Chardonnay

(Russian River Valley; $25)

Irony 2011 Small Lot Reserve Chardonnay (Monterey County; $14)

Little Black Dress 2011 Chardonnay

(California; $11)

Megandina 2011 Chardonnay

(Carneros; $45)

Migration 2011 Chardonnay

(Russian River Valley; $30)

Orogeny 2011 Chardonnay

(Russian River Valley; $25)

Parducci 2011 Small Lot Blend Chardonnay (Mendocino County; $13)

Raymond 2011 Reserve Selection Chardonnay (Napa Valley; $20)

Rodney Strong 2011 Chardonnay

(Sonoma County; $15)

Rodney Strong 2011 Estate Chardon-nay (Chalk Hill, Sonoma County; $20)

Rutherford Ranch 2011 Chardonnay

(Napa Valley; $16)

Scheid 2011 Chardonnay

(Monterey; $22)

Silvertip 2011 Estate Chardonnay

(Santa Cruz Mountains; $27)

New world whites


Windstream 2011 Sarmento Vineyard Chardonnay

(Santa Lucia Highlands; $27)

Wolfgang Puck 2011 Chardonnay

(California; $13)

Woodward Canyon 2011 Chardonnay

(Washington State; $44)


Rosemount 2012 Chardonnay (South Australia; $9) Vibrant and refresh-ing, with complex citrus, papaya, mango, lemon curd, and baking spice flavors and a racy, mouth-watering finish. Impeccable balance.

Robert Oatley 2012 Chardonnay (Margaret River, Western Australia; $17) Medium-bodied, with pretty peach, melon, green apple, and citrus, plus a knockout refreshing finish.

Rosemount 2012 Chardonnay- Semillon (South Eastern Australia; $7) Lean, fresh flavors of lemon drop, orange, and fig, with a hint of cream on a lively finish.

Bench 2012 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $18)

Ca’Momi 2012 Chardonnay

(Napa Valley; $20)

Gilbert Cellars 2012 Unoaked Chardonnay (Columbia Valley; $20)

Chamisal 2012 “Stainless” Unoaked Chardonnay (Central Coast; $18)

Emiliana 2012 “Natura” Unoaked Chardonnay (Valle de Casablanca, Chile; $11)

Lindeman’s 2012 “Bin 65” Chardon-nay (South Eastern Australia; $6)

The Supper Club 2012 Chardonnay

(Mendocino County; $13)


Andis 2012 Herzog Vineyard Chenin Blanc (Clarksburg, California; $19)

L’Ecole No 41 2012 Chenin Blanc (Columbia Valley; $15)

Pine Ridge 2012 Chenin Blanc/ Viognier (California; $14)

Noble Vines 2011 “446” Single Vine-yard Chardonnay (Monterey; $13)

Oso Libre 2011 Chardonnay

(Paso Robles; $24)

Paradise Ridge 2011 Bazzano Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $28)

Picket Fence 2011 Chardonnay

(Russian River Valley; $16)

Pine Ridge 2011 Dijon Clones Char-donnay (Carneros, Napa Valley; $34)

Rancho Sisquoc 2011 Flood Family Vineyards Chardonnay

(Santa Barbara County; $20)

Red Car 2011 Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast; $54)

Red Car Wine Company 2011 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast; $38)

Robert Hall 2011 Chardonnay

(Paso Robles; $18)

Schucks 2011 Chardonnay

(North Coast; $13)

Scott Family 2011 Chardonnay

(Arroyo Seco; $25)

Selby 2011 Chardonnay

(Russian River Valley; $26)

Signaterra 2011 Sangiacomo Vineyard “West Rows” Chardonnay

(Carneros; $32)

The Skinny Vine 2011 Chardonnay

(California; $10)

South Coast Winery 2011 “Sans Chêne” Chardonnay

(Temecula Valley; $15)

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 2011 “Karia” Chardonnay

(Napa Valley; $35)

Stemmler 2011 Chardonnay

(Carneros; $24)

Sunce 2011 Poole Vineyard Char-donnay (Russian River Valley; $30)

Transcendence 2011 Zotovich Vine-yard Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills; $34)

Trefethen Family 2011 Chardonnay

(Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley; $32)

Windsor 2011 Private Reserve Chardonnay (Sonoma County; $20)

Hooker 2011 “Breakaway” Chardon-nay (Russian River Valley; $26)

Husch 2011 Chardonnay

(Mendocino; $15)

J. Lohr 2011 “Arroyo Vista” Char-donnay (Arroyo Seco, Monterey; $25)

Jenner 2011 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast; $18) Justin 2011 Chardonnay (Central Coast; $19) Kenwood 2011 Chardonnay (Sonoma County; $14) La Honda 2011 Chardonnay

(Santa Cruz Mountains; $21)

Laetitia 2011 Estate Chardonnay

(Arroyo Grande Valley; $18)

Landmark 2011 “Overlook” Chardonnay (Sonoma County; $25)

LangeTwins 2011 Estate Grown Chardonnay

(Clarksburg, California; $15)

Lava Cap 2011 “Battonage” Chardonnay (El Dorado; $18)

Lawer Family 2011 “Three Coins” Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $26)

Lockwood 2011 Chardonnay

(Monterey County; $15)

Lost Canyon 2011 Ruxton Vineyard Chardonnay (Russian River Valley; $35)

Luke Donald 2011 Chardonnay

(Carneros; $37)

MacMurray Ranch 2011 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $20)

Macrostie 2011 Chardonnay

(Sonoma Coast; $25)

Mirassou 2011 Chardonnay

(California; $12)

Monte Ferro 2011 Chardonnay

(Willamette Valley; $18)

Napa Cellars 2011 Chardonnay

(Napa Valley; $24)

Naumann 2011 Chardonnay

(Santa Cruz Mountains; $18)

New world whites


Terra d’Oro 2011 Moscato

(California; $16)

Turning Leaf 2011 “Refresh” Moscato (California; $8)

Wish You Were Here NV Moscato

(Chile; $9)


Quady 2011 “Elysium” Black Muscat

(California; $25)


Quady 2011 “Essensia” Orange Muscat (Madera, California; $25) Mouth-filling sweet, ripe peach and pear, with good balancing acidity.


Navarro 2012 Pinot Blanc

(Mendocino; $15)


Claudia Springs 2012 Klindt Vineyard Limited Release Pinot Gris (Anderson Valley; $22) Extraordinarily complex aromas and flavors of chamomile, lilac, tangerine, and apple, with a fine balance of ripe fruit and refreshing acidity.

Aimée 2012 Pinot Grigio (Napa Valley; $22) Steely minerality frames melon, citrus pith, and apple flavors and a cracklingly fresh finish.

Avalon 2012 Pinot Grigio (California; $12) Vivid aromatics and a crisp citrus, pear, peach, and melon palate, with a shake of baking spice for complexity.

Canoe Ridge 2012 “The Expedition” Pinot Gris (Horse Heaven Hills; $14) The texture suggests some barrel time and adds depth to the pear, apple, and peach fruit.


Chehalem 2012 Ridgecrest Vineyards Grüner Veltliner

(Ribbon Ridge, Oregon; $24)

Syncline 2012 Underwood Mountain Vineyard Grüner Veltliner

(Columbia Gorge; $20)

Reustle-Prayer Rock 2012 “Revelation & Sorek Bloc” Estate Grown Grüner Veltliner

(Umpqua Valley, Oregon; $24)


Arizona Stronghold 2011 Bonita Springs Vineyard “Norte Site Archive” Malvasia (Arizona; $30)


0–.7% RESIduAL SugAR

South Coast Winery 2012 Muscat Canelli (Temecula Valley; $16)

Off-dRY MuSCAT: .71–3% RESIduAL SugAR

Lindeman’s 2011 “Bin 90” Moscato

(South Eastern Australia; $6)

Girl Go Lightly 2012 Moscato

(California; $13)

Simply Naked 2011 Unoaked Moscato (California; $10)

The Skinny Vine NV Moscato

(California; $10)


Martin & Weyrich 2011 “Allegro” Moscato (California; $11)

Barefoot NV Moscato (California; $7)

Brass Tacks 2011 Moscato

(California; $25)

Butterfly Kiss 2012 Moscato

(Chile; $13)

Fetzer 2011 Valley Oaks Moscato

(California; $9)

Gallo Family NV Moscato (Chile; $5)

The Naked Grape NV Moscato

(California; $8)

Rosemount 2012 Moscato

(South Eastern Australia; $7)

Clarksburg Wine Company 2011 “VS” Chenin Blanc

(Clarksburg, California; $24)

Daniel Gehrs 2011 Chenin Blanc

(Santa Barbara County; $18)

McKinley Springs 2009 Chenin Blanc (Horse Heaven Hills; $14)

Vinum Cellars 2011 Chenin Blanc/ Viognier (Clarksburg, California; $13)


Clarksburg Wine Company 2011 Chenin Blanc

(Clarksburg, California; $16)

Husch 2012 Chenin Blanc

(Mendocino; $12)


Selby 2011 Gewürztraminer

(Russian River Valley; $18)

Crush 2011 Gewürztraminer

(Niagara Peninsula VQA; $13)

Handley 2012 Gewürztraminer

(Anderson Valley; $20)

Thomas Fogarty 2011 Gewürztra-miner (Monterey County; $18)


Fetzer 2011 “Shaly Loam” Gewürtz-traminer (California; $10)


Bokisch 2012 Vista Luna Vineyard Garnacha Blanca (Borden Ranch, Lodi; $16) Very fresh and youthful pear and peach aromas and flavors; juicy and textured.

Buttonwood 2012 Estate Grown Grenache Blanc

(Santa Ynez Valley; $22)

Acquiesce 2012 Grenache Blanc

(Lodi; $22)

New world whites


Charles Smith 2012 “Evergreen” Riesling (Columbia Valley; $12)

Dunham 2011 Lewis Estate Vineyard Riesling (Columbia Valley; $20)

Firesteed 2009 Riesling

(Oregon; $13)

Harmony 2012 White Riesling

(Monterey County; $15)

Jekel 2011 Riesling (Monterey; $15)

Poet’s Leap 2011 Riesling

(Columbia Valley; $20)

Reustle Prayer Rock 2012 “Engedi & Onyx Bloc” Estate Grown Riesling

(Umpqua Valley, Oregon; $21)

Off-dRY RIESLINg: 1.6–3% RESIduAL SugAR

Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Semi Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, New York; $15) Bracing, mouth-watering acidity contrasts with the ripe apricot, mandarin, and lemon-lime fruit. Perfectly balanced and complete.

Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen 2011 “Eroica” Riesling (Columbia Valley; $20) Crunchy apple, peach, and melon fruit with a hint of honey. Pristine, fresh, and elegant.

Black Box 2012 Riesling (California; $25, 3 liters)

Bouchaine 2012 Las Brisas Vineyard “Bacchus Collection” Riesling

(Carneros; $22)

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Cold Creek Vineyard Riesling

(Columbia Valley; $15)

Chehalem 2011 Corral Creek Vineyards Riesling

(Chehalem Mountains, Oregon; $28)

Copper River Estate NV “Diversion” Riesling (Washington; $15)

Anyela’s 2011 Dry Riesling

(Finger Lakes, New York; $16)

Candy Babee NV Riesling

(California; $10)

J. Lohr 2011 “Bay Mist” White Riesling (Monterey County; $10)

The Four Graces 2012 Pinot Gris

(Willamette Valley; $20)

Wine By Joe 2011 Pinot Gris

(Oregon; $14)

Wy’East Vineyards 2012 Estate Grown Pinot Gris (Columbia Gorge, Oregon; $18)

Butterfly Kiss 2011 Pinot Grigio

(California; $13)

Coppola Rosso & Bianco 2012 Pinot Grigio (California; $11)

Double Decker 2011 Pinot Grigio

(California; $10)

Duck Pond 2011 Pinot Gris

(Willamette Valley; $12)

Francis Coppola Diamond Collection 2012 Emerald Label Pinot Grigio

(California; $16)

Glaser Estate 2011 Pinot Gris

(Southern Oregon; $20)

Hahn 2012 Pinot Gris

(Monterey; $14)

Kenwood 2012 Pinot Gris

(Russian River Valley; $14)

Little Black Dress 2011 Pinot Grigio

(California; $11)

Seven of Hearts 2011 Pinot Gris

(Oregon; $16)

Viti della Terra 2011 Pinot Grigio

(California; $13)

Westport 2011 Airfield Estates “Fleur des Lis” Pinot Gris

(Yakima Valley; $23)


Dr. Konstantin Frank 2012 Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, New York; $15)

Trefethen Family 2012 Dry Riesling

(Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley; $23)

Robert Oatley 2012 Riesling

(Great Southern, Western Australia; $17)

Two Mountain 2011 Riesling

(Rattlesnake Hills, Washington State; $15)

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Gilbert Cellars 2012 Estate Riesling (Columbia Valley; $20) Vibrant and aromatic, with lime blossom, tangerine zest, lemon, and honeysuckle notes, and a succulent finish.

Handley 2012 Pinot Gris (Anderson Valley; $20) A rich, ripe style with a medley of papaya, mango, apple, poached pear, and lime flavors and a spicy finish.

King Estate 2011 Pinot Gris (Oregon; $17) Sleek and juicy, with pert lemon, pear, and apple flavors set off by a bay leaf nuance and fine balance.

Ménage à Trois 2011 Pinot Grigio (California; $10) Intoxicating aromas of white blossoms and peach, then juicy, layered flavors of apricot, Fuji apple, and Meyer lemon.

Acrobat 2011 Pinot Gris

(Oregon; $12)

Arbor Brook 2011 Croft Vineyard Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley, Oregon; $19)

Arbor Brook 2011 Guadalupe Vineyard Pinot Gris

(Dundee Hills, Oregon; $25)

Archery Summit 2012 “Vireton” Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley; $24)

Astrolabe 2012 “Province” Pinot Gris (Marlborough, New Zealand; $18)

Echelon 2011 Pinot Grigio

(California; $13)

Elk Cove 2012 Pinot Gris

(Willamette Valley; $19)

Mercer 2011 Pinot Gris

(Yakima Valley; $15)

Milbrandt 2012 “Traditions” Pinot Gris (Columbia Valley; $13)

Swanson 2011 Pinot Grigio

(Napa Valley; $22)

Sweet Cheeks 2011 Pinot Gris

(Willamette Valley; $16)

New world whites


Paul Dolan 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

(Potter Valley, Mendocino; $18)

Robert Hall 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

(Paso Robles; $14)

Schucks 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

(North Coast; $12)

Simply Naked 2011 Unoaked Sauvignon Blanc

(East Coast, New Zealand; $10)

Solovino 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

(Napa Valley; $19)

Thorn Hill 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

(Lake County; $20)

Viña Tabalí 2011 Coastal Limestone Vineyard “Talinay” Sauvignon Blanc

(Limarí Valley, Chile; $20)

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Starborough 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand; $15) Delivers supreme balance, refresh-ment, and a cornucopia of passion fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, and guava flavors.

Albamar 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca Valley, Chile; $11) Concentrated apple and grapefruit, with an attractive garden herb nuance and good balance.

Clif Family 2012 “Rte Blanc” Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley; $24) A hint of banana on the nose leads to slightly grassy notes under green melon and citrus flavors. Clean and refreshing.

Crossroads 2012 “Milestone Series” Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand; $15) Zesty lime and passion fruit, with a gentle herbal edge. Nicely balanced.

Echo Bay 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand; $12) Pungent (and pleasant) herbal and green-pepper character, with lean citrus and racy acidity.

Benziger Family 2011 Sauvignon Blanc (North Coast; $15)

Boulder Bank 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

(Marlborough, New Zealand; $15)

Chateau St. Jean 2011 Fumé Blanc

(Sonoma County; $13)

Cross Springs 2011 Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Lake County; $17)

Edna Valley Vineyard 2011 Sauvignon Blanc (Central Coast; $15)

Fetzer 2011 “Mendo” Sauvignon Blanc (Mendocino County; $16)

Grassini Family 2011

Sauvignon Blanc (Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara; $28)

Husch 2011 La Ribera Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (Mendocino; $14)

Robert Mondavi 2011 Fumé Blanc

(Napa Valley; $19)

Robert Mondavi 2011 To Kalon Vineyard Reserve Fumé Blanc

(Napa Valley; $40)

Shannon Ridge 2011 “High Elevation Collection” Sauvignon Blanc

(Lake County; $19)

Sterling 2011 Vintner’s Collection Sauvignon Blanc (Central Coast; $14)

Still Waters 2011 Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc (Paso Robles; $20)

Vigilance 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

(Red Hills, Lake County; $20)

Bonterra 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

(53% Lake County, 47% Mendocino County; $14)

Desert Wind 2011 Desert Wind Vineyard Fumé Blanc (Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley; $15)

Felten 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

(Santa Barbara County; $18)

Fernz 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

(Marlborough, New Zealand; $15)

Geyser Peak 2011 River Ranches “Block Collection” Sauvignon Blanc

(Russian River Valley; $20)

Greenlip 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

(Marlborough, New Zealand; $14)

Marilyn Monroe 2011

“Sauvignon Blonde” Sauvignon Blanc (Lake County; $16)


Pacific Rim 2011 Riesling

(Columbia Valley; $10)

Anyela’s 2011 Riesling

(Finger Lakes, New York; $16)

Frisk 2012 “Prickly” Riesling

(73% Victoria, 27% South Australia; $11)

Rancho Sisquoc 2012 Flood Family Vineyards Riesling

(Santa Barbara County; $12)

Silver Lake 2011 “Roza” Riesling

(Rattlesnake Hills; $9)


Doyenne 2011 Roussanne

(Red Mountain; $35)

Trattore 2011 Roussanne

(Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County; $25)

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DeSante 2010 Old Vine Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley; $32)

Trinitas 2010 Sauvignon Blanc

(Napa Valley; $22)

dRY SAuvIgNON bLANC: 2011

Carmen 2011 Gran Reserva Sauvignon Blanc (Leyda Valley, Chile; $15) From Chile yet with juicy, New Zealand–like gooseberry, passion fruit, and citrus zestiness. Gently herbaceous and mouth-watering.

Viansa 2011 Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County; $20) Fresh herbs, honeydew melon, and a pleasantly pungent boxwood note mark this refreshingly crisp, racy wine.

New world whites


Highway 12 Vineyards 2012 Sauvi-gnon Blanc (Sonoma County; $15)

Joel Gott 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(California; $12)

Lucchesi 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Sierra Foothills; $16)

MacLeod Family 2012 Indian Springs Ranch Sauvignon Blanc

(Sonoma Valley; $20)

Matetic 2012 “Equilibrio” Sauvignon Blanc (Casablanca, Chile; $20)

Ritual 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Casablanca Valley, Chile; $20)

Robert Oatley 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Margaret River, Australia; $17)

Rodney Strong 2012 “Charlotte’s Home” Estate Sauvignon Blanc

(Sonoma County; $15)

Veramonte 2012 “La Gloria” Sauvi-gnon Blanc (Casablanca Valley, Chile; $11)

Wrath 2012 “Ex Anima” Sauvignon Blanc (Monterey; $18)


Andis 2012 Bill Dillian Vineyard Semillon (Amador County; $19)

L’Ecole No 41 2011 Semillon (Columbia Valley; $15)

Chatom 2011 Semillon

(Calaveras County; $16)


Doña Paula 2011 Estate Torrontés (Valle de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina; $16) Classic floral perfume and flavors of honeydew melon, peach, and citrus, with subtle herbal and white pepper notes.

Crios 2012 Torrontes

(Argentina; $15)

Alamos 2011 “The Wines of Catena” Torrontés (Salta, Argentina; $13)

Amalaya 2012 “Vino Blanco de Altura” Torrontés 85%/ Riesling 15% (Valle Calchaqui, Salta, Argentina; $11)

Recuerdo 2012 Torrontés

(La Rioja, Argentina; $15)

Hess Select 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(North Coast; $11)

J. Lohr 2012 Carol’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

(St. Helena, Napa Valley; $25)

Kenwood 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Sonoma County; $12)

Line 39 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Lake County; $10)

Long Meadow Ranch 2012 “LMR” Sauvignon Blanc

(Rutherford, Napa Valley; $20)

Matua 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Marlborough, New Zealand; $12)

Milagro Farm 2012 Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc (Ramona Valley; $23)

Napa Cellars 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Napa Valley; $18)

Origine 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $18)

Reustle Prayer Rock 2012 “Talitha Cumi Bloc” Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc (Umpqua Valley, Oregon; $22)

Robledo Family 2012 “The Seven Brothers” Sauvignon Blanc

(Lake County; $22)

Round Pond 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Rutherford, Napa Valley; $24)

Simi 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Sonoma County; $14)

Tora Bay 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Martinborough, New Zealand; $14)

Vinoce 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Napa Valley; $25)

Whitehaven 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Marlborough, New Zealand; $20)

Wither Hills 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Marlborough, New Zealand; $15)

1070 Green 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Rutherford, Napa Valley; $25)

Astrolabe 2012 “Province” Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand; $18)

Dry Creek Vineyard 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County; $16)

Duckhorn 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Napa Valley; $29)

Glaser Estate 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Southern Oregon; $24) Lindeman’s 2012 “Bin 95” Sauvignon

Blanc (South Eastern Australia; $6) Notes of green apple, lime candy, and mineral on a brisk palate; a salty finish adds interest.

New Harbor 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand; $12) Flinty minerals, citrus, and pleasant herbaceousness, with a crisp, dry finish.

Paradise Ridge 2012 Grandview Vineyard Estate Sauvignon Blanc (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $22) A kiss of oak vanillin lends a creamy texture to Granny Smith apple, pear, and key lime fruit. Very crisp on the close.

Schug 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma Coast; $20) Herb-tinged citrus aromas and a mouthful of juicy Kaffir lime, ruby red grapefruit, and green apple.

Taft Street 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (Russian River Valley; $18) Judicious sweet oak adds extra dimension to bright fruitiness and flowery aromatics.

Villa Maria 2012 “Private Bin” Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand; $15) Intriguing scents of white cherry blossom and fennel, with a soft citrus palate and a pleasingly tart finish.

Benziger Family 2012 Sauvignon Blanc (North Coast; $16)

Buttonwood 2012 “Zingy” Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc

(Santa Ynez Valley; $20)

Cabana 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Lodi; $9)

Chasing Venus 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Marlborough, New Zealand; $16)

Chateau Crisp 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Marlborough, New Zealand; $13)

Doña Paula 2012 “Los Cardos” Sauvignon Blanc

(Mendoza, Argentina; $10)

Dry Creek Vineyard 2012 Fumé Blanc (Sonoma County; $14)

Geyser Peak 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(California; $10)

Groth 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

(Napa Valley; $19)

New world whites


DeLille 2011 Chaleur Estate White

(Columbia Valley; $38)

St. Supery 2011 “Virtú” 60% Semillon/40% Sauvignon Blanc

(Napa Valley; $30)


Adelaida 2011 “Finder” 40% Picpoul Blanc/32% Grenache Blanc/20% Viognier/8% Roussanne (Paso Robles; $25) Lovely white flower and mineral aromas. The palate is bright and fresh, with peach, lime, and pear flavors and juicy acidity.

Curtis 2011 “Heritage Blanc” 34% Grenache Blanc/33% Rous-sanne/33% Viognier (Santa Barbara County; $20) High marks for the purity of the apple, pineapple, and pear flavors; balance; and mouth-watering acidity.

3 Horse Ranch 2012 “Vivacious” Reserve Viognier 68%/Roussanne 32% (Snake River Valley, Idaho; $16)

Alexandria Nicole 2012 “Shepherds Mark” Estate Grown 65% Rous-sanne/20% Marsanne/15% Viognier

(Horse Heaven Hills; $20)

Cass 2011 “Rockin One” Estate Cuvée 56% Viognier/22% Marsanne/ 22% Roussanne (Paso Robles; $32)

Clayhouse 2011 Red Cedar Vineyard Estate Cuvée Blanc (Paso Robles; $23)

Eberle 2011 “Côtes-du-Rôbles” Blanc (Paso Robles; $24)

Treana 2011 White

(Central Coast; $23)

Adelaida 2011 The Glenrose Vineyard “Version”

53% Roussanne/47% Grenache Blanc (Paso Robles; $35)

Anaba 2010 Alder Springs Vineyard White (Mendocino; $38)

Carol Shelton 2010 “Coquille Blanc”

(Paso Robles; $24)

Hearst Ranch 2011 “Three Sisters Cuvée” White (Paso Robles; $18)

Kenefick Ranch 2011 Estate Grown “Pickett Road White”

(Calistoga, Napa Valley; $24)

SummerWood 2011 “Diosa Blanc” White (Paso Robles; $45)

Pomar Junction 2011 Viognier

(Paso Robles; $25)

Sculpterra 2012 Estate Viognier

(Paso Robles; $26)

Telaya 2011 Viognier

(Columbia Valley; $17)

Trattore 2011 Viognier

(Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County; $25)

Twisted Oak 2011 Viognier

(Calaveras County; $19)


Acquiesce 2012 Picpoul Blanc (Lodi; $22) A lively wine, with orchard blossom scents and a steely, white peach palate. Very refreshing.

Brandborg 2011 “Fleur de Lis” White Pinot Noir (Umpqua Valley; $20)

Bray 2012 Verdelho

(Shenandoah Valley, California; $20)

Ghost Hill 2011 Bayliss-Bower Vineyard Pinot Noir Blanc

(Yamhill-Carlton District; $25)

Palmina 2011 Honea Vineyard Arneis (Santa Ynez Valley; $20)

SummerWood 2011 Marsanne

(Paso Robles; $40)


Dancing Coyote 2012 Estate Grown Moscato (Clarksburg, California; $12)

wHITE MERITAgE, bORdEAux bLENdS Buty 2011 60% Sémillon/ 19% Sauvignon/21% Muscadelle (Columbia Valley; $25) vERMENTINO

Mahoney 2012 Las Brisas Vineyard Vermentino (Carneros; $15)


Silvan Ridge 2011 Viognier (Rogue Valley, Oregon; $18) A light, fresh style of Viognier, with bright peach, apricot, and raw almond, with a hint of minerality.

Still Waters 2011 Estate Grown Viognier (Paso Robles; $22) Refreshing and medium-bodied but concentrated, showing honeyed apple, spiced pear, and vanilla.

Eberle 2011 Mill Road Vineyard Viognier (Paso Robles; $23)

Francis Coppola Reserve 2011 “Catie’s Corner” Viognier (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $28)

RoxyAnn 2010 Viognier (Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon; $22)

Becker 2012 Viognier (Texas; $13)

Bonterra 2011 Viognier

(Mendocino County; $14)

Cinder 2012 Dry Viognier

(Snake River Valley; $18)

Concannon 2012 Reserve Viognier

(Livermore Valley; $20)

The Crusher 2011 Wilson Vineyard Viognier (Clarksburg; $16)

Curtis 2011 Viognier

(Santa Barbara County; $25)

Desert Wind 2011 Desert Wind Vineyard Viognier (Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley; $15)

Drytown 2012 Barrel Fermented Viognier (California; $17)

Lawer Family 2011 Betsy’s Vineyard “Three Coins” Viognier

(Knights Valley, Sonoma County; $26)

Miner 2011 Simpson Vineyard Viognier (California; $20)

Oso Libre 2011 Viognier

(Paso Robles; $28)

Pedernales 2012 Viognier

(Texas; $30)

New world whites


Taft Street 2012 Rosé of Pinot Noir

(Russian River Valley; $16)


Barnard Griffin 2012 Rosé of Sangiovese (Columbia Valley; $12) Appealing dark pink color, with vivid raspberry, cherry, and cranberry fruit. Quite refreshing on the midpalate, with a slightly candied finish.

Milagro Farm 2012 Estate Grown Rosé of Sangiovese

(Ramona Valley; $19)

Waterbrook 2012 Sangiovese Rosé

(Columbia Valley; $12)


Sofia 2012 Rosé (Monterey County; $19) Crisp and dry, with brilliant color and fresh strawberry aromas and flavors.

New Clairvaux 2012 Syrah Rosé

(California; $14)

Bouchaine 2012 Rockin’ H Vineyard “Bacchus Collection” Rose of Syrah

(Sonoma Coast; $22)


Carol Shelton 2012 “Rendezvous” Dry Rosé (Mendocino County; $15) A refreshing, complex rosé; juicy red fruits (strawberry, cherry, raspberry) carry through a mouth-watering finish.

Butterfly Kiss 2011 Pink Pinot Grigio (California; $13)

Crios 2012 Rosé of Malbec

(Mendoza, Argentina; $13)

Longevity 2012 Pinot Grigio

(Livermore Valley; $24)

Sutter Home NV Red Moscato

(California; $6)

Gilbert Cellars 2012 Rosé of Mourvèdre (Columbia Valley; $17)

Glaser Estate 2011

“The Pink Panik” Merlot Rose

(Umpqua Valley, Oregon; $20)

Goose Ridge 2011 “Rosé de Pinot Gris” (Columbia Valley; $18)


David Girard 2012 Estate Vineyard Rosé (El Dorado; $22)

Little Black Dress 2011 “Divalicious White” (California; $11)

Murrieta’s Well 2011 “The Whip” White (Livermore Valley; $19)

Sokol Blosser NV “Evolution White”

(American; $15)


Latah Creek 2011 Muscat

(Washington State; $11)

Rosemount 2012 58% Traminer/ 42% Riesling (South Eastern Australia; $7)


Coyote Moon NV “La Crescent”

(New York State; $14)

James Arthur 2011 Vignoles

(American; $17)

William Chris 2012 John Dale Vineyards Blanc du Bois

(Washington County, Texas; $28)


3.1–6% RESIduAL SugAR

Coyote Moon NV “River Time”

(New York State; $14)

New world rosés


Hogwash 2012 Rose (California; $16)

Acquiesce 2012 Grenache Rosé

(Lodi; $18)

Argot 2011 “Couture” Rosé

(California; $15)

Verdad 2012 Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Grenache Rosé

(Edna Valley; $18)


Inman Family 2012 “Endless Crush” Rosé of Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $22)

Origine 2012 Rosé of

Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley, Sonoma County; $16)


Chicken Dinner 2012 White

(Snake River Valley; $16)

Imagery Estate 2011 White Burgundy (North Coast; $29)

Thurston Wolfe 2011 “PGV” White

(Washington State; $16)

Vina Robles 2012 “White4 (Paso Robles; $16)

Arizona Stronghold 2011 “Tazi” White (Cochise County, Arizona; $20)

Brian Carter 2011 “Oriana” White

(Columbia Valley; $23)

Ca’Momi 2011 White

(Napa Valley; $13)

Civello 2011 White (California; $13)

Fuchsia 2011 “Summer White”

(California; $12)

Geyser Peak 2012 “Uncensored” White Blend (California; $13)

Smasne 2010 Upland Vineyard “Francis” White

(Snipes Mountain; $24)

Trenza 2010 Paragon Vineyard “Blanco” Grenache Blanc/Albariño

(Edna Valley; $20)

Vinum Cellars 2011 “White Elephant” White (California; $18)


Kramer 2011 Estate Müller-Thurgau

(Yamhill-Carlton District; $12)

Rancho Sisquoc 2011 Flood Family Vineyards Sylvaner

(Santa Barbara County; $14)

Off-dRY wHITE bLENdS: .71–3% RESIduAL SugAR

Gnarly Head 2011 “Authentic White”

(California; $12)

Sterling 2011 Vintner’s Collection “Aromatic White”

(Central Coast; $14)

New world whites


Haywood 2009 Los Chamizal Vineyards Estate Cabernet Franc

(Sonoma Valley; $48)

Kenefick Ranch 2009 “Caitlin’s Select” Estate Grown Cabernet Franc (Calistoga, Napa Valley; $50)

Pear Valley 2010 Pear Valley Vineyard Cabernet Franc

(Paso Robles; $19)

Raymond Burr 2010 Cabernet Franc

(Sonoma County; $38)

Rosa d’Oro 2011 Nova Vineyard Cabernet Franc (Yolo County; $35)

The Terraces 2009 Cabernet Franc

(Napa Valley; $48)


The Naked Grape NV Cabernet Sauvignon (California; $8)


Pietra Santa 2006 “Signature Collection” Cabernet Sauvignon

(Cienega Valley, California; $49)

Tiger Lily 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

(El Dorado; $30)


Hidden Ridge 2007 55% Slope “Impassable Mountain” Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County; $75) Rich, ripe, and round, with blue-berry, plum, chocolate, black olive, leather, and tobacco notes. Chewy tannins suggest cellaring.

New world reds


Jeff Runquist 2011 Cooper Vine-yard Barbera (Amador County; $26) Complex oak and earthy aromas lead to a robust, wild-berry-fruited wine with good acid structure. Young—best in two years or more.

Andis 2011 Barbera

(Amador County; $24)

Jeff Runquist 2011 Barbera

(Amador County; $24)

Shenandoah Vineyards 2010 “ReZerve” Barbera

(Amador County; $24)

Terra d’Oro 2010 Barbera

(Amador County; $18)

Borjón 2011 “Reposado” Barbera

(Shenandoah Valley, California; $24)

Cardella 2010 L’aquedotto Vineyard “Fattoria Cardella” Barbera

(California; $17)

Drytown 2011 Barbera

(Amador County; $19)

Harbinger 2009 Sagemoor Vineyard Artist Series #6 Barbera

(Columbia Valley; $28)

Imagery Estate 2010 Barbera

(Sonoma County; $39)

La Folia 2010 Barbera

(Sierra Foothills; $28)

New Clairvaux 2011 “Poor Souls Block” Barbera (Tehama County, California; $20)

Pianetta 2010 Barbera

(Central Coast; $29)

Rosa d’Oro 2009 Barbera

(Lake County; $20)


Carr 2010 Camp Four Vineyard Cabernet Franc

(Santa Ynez Valley; $30)

Cougar Crest 2009 Cougar Hills Vineyard Estate Grown Cabernet Franc (Walla Walla Valley; $35)

Halter Ranch 2012 Rosé

(Paso Robles; $19)

Lasseter Family 2011 “Enjoué” Estate Grown 73% Syrah/ 24% Mourvèdre/3% Grenache

(Sonoma Valley; $24)

dRY ROSé bLENdS: 0–.7% RESIduAL SugAR

3 Horse Ranch 2012 Reserve Rosé

(Snake River Valley, Idaho; $15)

Blackbird 2012 “Arriviste” Rosé

(Napa Valley; $25)

Calcu 2012 Reserva Rosé

(Colchagua Valley, Chile; $14)

Estate Crush 2011 Rosé (Lodi; $18)

Off-dRY ROSé bLENdS: .71 ANd AbOvE RESIduAL SugAR

Ecks 2012 Rosé (Shenandoah Valley, California; $17)

Tudal Family 2012 “Alma’s Napa Rosé” (Napa Valley; $21)


Turning Leaf NV “Refresh” Pink Moscato (California; $8)

Barefoot NV Pink Moscato

(California; $7)

Pink Truck 2012 “Pink”

(California; $9)

Pleasure Party 2011 “Oh Baby” Pink Moscato (California; $10)

Rose ‘N’ Blum 2011 Pink Moscato

(California; $12)

Off-dRY bLuSH zINfANdEL: .71–3% RESIduAL SugAR

Fetzer 2011 Valley Oaks White Zinfandel (California; $9)


Barefoot NV White Zinfandel

(California; $7)

Sutter Home 2011 White Zinfandel

(California; $6)

New world rosés


Canyon Wind 2009 Cabernet Sauvi-gnon (Grand Valley, Colorado; $30) Perfumed and solidly structured, with a core of black cherry and cassis accented by peppery spice. “French-like,” wrote one judge.

Clos Du Val 2009 Cabernet Sauvi-gnon (Stags Leap District, Napa Valley; $80) Polished and supple, with complex cassis, plum, cedar, olive, and crushed gravel notes supported by firm tannins.

Dutcher Crossing 2009 Cooney Vineyard 95% Cabernet Sauvignon/ 5% Merlot (Alexander Valley; $43) As savory as it is fruity, with tobacco and anise notes alongside black currant flavors. Snappy acidity makes for a lingering finish.

Kenefick Ranch 2009 “Chris’s Cuvée” Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon (Calistoga, Napa Valley; $65) Seamlessly integrated and concen-trated, showing blackberry and black cherry, cassis, black olive, and mint character, with fresh acidity, fine tannins, and minerality.

Lawer Family 2009 “Three Coins” Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley; $42) Prominent notes of leafy herbs, tobacco, and leather conjure classic old-school Cabs, yet there’s enough blackberry and cassis to balance the wine’s savory side.

Mossback 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Chalk Hill; $25) Heady aromas include violets, coffee bean, and cocoa, with rich cassis, firm acid structure, and smooth-as-silk tannins on the palate.

Paradise Ridge 2009 Rockpile Vineyard “Elevation” Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County; $45) Excellent concentration and balance, with dense currant and black cherry fruit and oak that’s a nuance, not a primary component.

Solovino 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley; $75)

Goose Ridge 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley; $35)

Martin Ranch 2008 “J.D. Hurley” Cabernet Sauvignon (Santa Cruz Mountains; $25)

Owl Ridge 2008 T.R. Passalacqua Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

(Dry Creek Valley; $28)

San Simeon 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles; $26)

Still Waters 2008 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

(Paso Robles; $26)

Styring 2008 “Shameless” Cabernet Sauvignon

(Columbia Valley, Oregon; $35)

Terra Blanca 2008 Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

(Red Mountain; $36)


Bridesmaid 2009 Red (Napa Valley; $39) Perfectly balanced and remarkably complex, with hints of barrel spice, licorice, mint, cassis, and dark red fruits. The tannins are supple, the acidity crisp, and the finish long and juicy.

Baldacci Family 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Stags Leap District, Napa Valley; $65) Full-bodied, with concentrated blackberry and black currant fruit, bitter-sweet chocolate, and spice.

Black Stallion 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley; $65) Dense and rich, with smoky red currants and plums, substantial tannins for aging, and a lingering finish.

Bucephalus 2009 Red Blend (Napa Valley; $175) Raspberry and black cherry on a lush yet powerful frame. Rich and mouth-filling.

Cadaretta 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley; $40) Refined and elegant, with excellent structure that promises a long life in the cellar.

Canard 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley; $55) Rich blackberry and cherry, toasty oak, chewy tannins, and a spicy, lingering finish.

Dussek Family 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Woodhouse Wine Estates (Rattlesnake Hills; $35) Solidly oaked and chocolaty, with bright plum and cassis and an elegant, fresh finish.

Martin Ranch 2007 Thérèse Vine-yards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (Santa Cruz Mountains; $45) Lovely palate weight and mouth-feel, with black cherry, mint, chocolate, herbs, and licorice flavors and sturdy tannins.

Robledo 2007 “El Rey” Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Hills, Lake County; $38) As pretty as Cabernet Sauvignon gets, with vibrant red fruit, savory smokiness, and solid structure.

Rosati 2007 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendocino County; $36)

Trinitas 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

(Napa Valley; $50)

Prix 2007 Weir Family Vineyard MJT Block Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley; $65)


Ceja 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley; $50) Dense layers of plum, black cherry, mint, cocoa, and tobacco, with a smooth midpalate and finish.

Eponymous 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley; $59)

Highlands 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain, Napa Valley; $75)

Mount Veeder Winery 2008 Reserve Red Wine (Mount Veeder, Napa Valley; $80)

Napa Angel by Montes 2008 “Aurelio’s Selection” Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley; $70)

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Nichelini Family 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

(Napa Valley; $62)

Pietro Family 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley; $39)

Renteria 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

(Napa Valley; $32)

Rutherford Ranch 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

(Napa Valley; $48)

Spring Mountain Vineyard 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

(Napa Valley; $75)

Tudal 2009 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

(St. Helena, Napa Valley; $65)

Two Angels 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma Valley; $28)

V. Sattui 2009 Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

(St. Helena, Napa Valley; $55)

Archimedes 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley, Sonoma County; $52)

Benziger Family 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County; $20)

Bjorn 2009 Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

(Howell Mountain, Napa Valley; $75)

Clif Family 2009 “Kit’s Killer Cab” Cabernet Sauvignon

(Napa Valley; $40)

Concannon 2009 Heritage

Cabernet Sauvignon (Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay; $60)

Cougar Crest 2009 Cougar Hills Vineyard Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon (Walla Walla Valley; $40)

Delectus 2009 “French Wedding” Cabernet Sauvignon

(Knights Valley; $85)

Feather 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

(Columbia Valley; $55)

Frei Brothers 2009 Reserve Caber-net Sauvignon (Alexander Valley; $24)

Gabrielle Collection 2009 “Juxta Position” Cabernet Sauvignon

(Napa Valley; $45)

Hollywood & Vine 2009 “2480” Cabernet Sauvignon

(Napa Valley; $83)

Big Dog 2009 “Cab’s” Cabernet Sauvignon (San Francisco Bay; $29)

Buty 2009 Phinny Hill Vineyard “Columbia Rediviva” Estate Grown Red (Horse Heaven Hills; $50)

Cache Creek 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Lake County; $30)

Clos du Bois 2009 “Marlstone” Cabernet Sauvignon

(Alexander Valley; $50)

Clos LaChance 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Central Coast; $15)

Clos LaChance 2009 Whitestone Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

(Central Coast; $50)

Concannon 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Livermore Valley; $35)

Conn Creek 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley; $28)

DeLille 2009 “Grand Ciel” Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Mountain; $150)

DeSante 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

(Oakville, Napa Valley; $55)

Grgich Hills 2009 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

(Napa Valley; $60)

Groth 2009 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

(Oakville, Napa Valley; $125)

Hanna 2009 Proprietor Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

(Alexander Valley; $37)

Houdini 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

(Rutherford, Napa Valley; $40)

Huge Bear 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Sonoma County; $55)

LangeTwins 2009 “Midnight” Reserve Red (Lodi, California; $30)

Materra 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

(St. Helena, Napa Valley; $65)

Meadowcroft 2009 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

(Mount Veeder, Napa Valley; $75)

Miner 2009 Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

(Napa Valley; $75)

Nichelini Family 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley; $48) Pestoni Family 2009 Estate

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Howell Mountain, Napa Valley; $65) Accessible now for its luscious, brambly blackberry fruit, hints of mint and grilled meat, and polished tannins.

Redmon 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley; $49) A ripe, generous wine that shows the plummy side of Cabernet, with an earthy tobacco note adding interest.

Rocca Family 2009 Grigsby Vine-yard Cabernet Sauvignon (Yountville, Napa Valley; $80) Powerfully delicious now with bright black-fruit flavors and a smoky note, but cellaring will likely soften the tight tannins.

Rombauer 2009 “Diamond Selec-tion” Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley; $65) Fat and juicy, with spicy oak and hints of mint, graphite, and bacon. A crowd pleaser for its accessibility now.

The Winery SF 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (North Coast; $25) Vibrantly fresh black fruit and a subtle note of thyme, with excellent structure and a long finish.

Trinchero 2009 Cloud’s Nest Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Mount Veeder, Napa Valley; $70) Pretty nose of violets and cedar leads to a supple, polished palate of black cherry and cassis.

Trinchero 2009 Haystack Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Atlas Peak, Napa Valley; $70) Light herbal, mint, and cocoa notes; fresh raspberry fruit; and a refreshing finish.

Vinoce 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (Mount Veeder; $75) A heady wine full of blackberry, mint, and spice notes on an expansive palate, with the structure to improve for five or more years.

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