2016 Lindeman’s Bin 50 Shiraz- palatable for the price

2017 Mettler Petite Sirah – this is Mettler’s keystone wine. Very good

2017 Mettler Zinfandel – good, light

2017 Stewart Cab Sav $70- disappointing

2014 Stewart Merlot $38- tasty

2015 Stewart Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir- uneventful

Stewart Tartan Red $50- uneventful

2017 Volker  Eisele Cab Sav $60- odd tasting

2004 Dalle Valle- My doctor gave this about six months of life left. Drink fast. Still has some deep dark fruit notes. Fading.

2014 Meadowcroft Cab Franc Giles Vineyard Sonoma Valley – balanced, overall a good CF

2015 Corison St Helena Cab Sav- odd tasting. Usually a top CS

*2015 Beau Vigne Juliet Napa Cab Sav – *Excellent. Dark, handsome, masculine, chewy

*2004 AALTO Spain Ribera del Duero – excellent. Macho juice!

2015 Hilary Goldschmidt Charming Creek Oakville Cab Sav – has potential

2015 Wind Racer Pinot Noir $30- a solid PN from RRV

2012 Napa Brother’s Blend Ellman Family Blend – good

1992 Chateauneuf du Pape Mont Redon $265- RIP

2009 Owen Roe Lady Rose Syrah Washington -ok

2012 Castellani Chianti Classico Revserva $14- WTF? This tastes like Pinot Noir?

2004 Tenuta Poderi in Cannubi Barolo $65 – fadining

2007 Robinson Family Cab Sav Stags Leap $95 – tasty but expensive

2006 Delas La Landonne Cote Rotie Syrah $255 – RIP

2006 Chateau Haut Bailly Pessac Leognan $132 – still tasty juice

2013 Stags’ Leap Viognier $30- mellowing out fast. Tastes like Chard not Vio

2007 Alex Gambal Chassagne Montrachet $70- Tasty French Chardonnay

*2014 Panther Creek Pinot Gris Willamette Valley OR $20- Very tasty non conformist fruit.

*1996 Cos D’estournal Saint Estephe $230 – Excellent. Still vibrant and alive

1997 Salamartano Cabernet Franc Merlot Blend $60- Still alive. Very tasty

2009 Littorai The Pivot Vineyard Pinot Noir $135- Expensive yet very tasty

*2007 Marchesi di Gresy Monferrato Rosso $18- Amazing juice for $18! If you can find more of it!

2016 Sea Smoke TEN Pinot Noir- First sip is caramel like, then it turns bitter with o2

NV The Road Less Traveled Behrens Family Red Blend $50- tasty

2013 Jarvis Napa Cab Franc – We are not Jarvis wine fans

2009 Bond Quella Napa Red $350- Tasty but Cult pricing does not warrant its value

FFWJ Staff