61. Pinot Noir, Flowers, Sonoma $80
This Pinot Noir has expressive aromas of dark berry fruit, black tea, and dried cranberry with earthy nuances of oregano, spice and sweet tobacco. Delivering flavors of ripe plum, fig, orange and licorice this wine is bold; yet, graceful on the palate with supple tannins and a lingering coastal minerality on the finish.
62. Pinot Noir, Willakenzie, Oregon $45
From the heart of the Willamette Valley. Aromas of rose petal, violet and cassis followed by bright red fruit and hints of spice. Well-balanced with polished tannins, bright acidity and a juicy finish.
63. Patelin de Tablas, Tablas Creek Vineyard, Paso Robles, California $40
The 2013 Patelin de Tablas marries the spice, mineral and structure of Syrah with the generous fruit of Grenache, the backbone of Mourvedre and the brightness of Counoise.
64. Cain Cuvee NV9, Cain, California $50
With this cuvee we have a smooth entry, mouth filling, sits gently and lightly on the palate, just enough mouthwatering tannins to cleanse the palate. Aromas of black cherries, red cherries and cigar box. Core of red fruit carries through from beginning to end. Nicely refined.
65. Petite Sirah, Runquist, California $45
As is typical of Petite Sirah the color is almost black and one is tempted to use it as ink rather than as a beverage. The aromas of cassis and jamy blackberry come with an added dimension of concentration and density.
66. Syrah, 6th Sense, Michael David, Lodi, California $40
This wine is big, juicy and doesn’t hold anything back. Initial flavors of ripe blackberry, boysenberry and a hint of allspice lead to a chocolate and tobacco laced finish.
67. Zinfandel, Seghesio, Sonoma, California $40
This racy wine is jammed with pepper and licorice, plus notes of black raspberry, roasted sage and smoke.
68. Zinfandel “Morisoli”, Elyse, California $50
This vintage is dark ruby colored, with aromas of perfectly ripe berries, sweet oak and spice. On the lush and pleasing palate, flavors of raspberries and plum dominate, while black pepper, smoked bacon and candied cherries round out the experience. This wine shows layers of gorgeous fruit with deep complexity.
69. Cabernet Sauvignon, Joseph Carr, Napa $45
This wine displays a deep purple hue, and has great clarity for wine that is traditionally unfiltered. The bouquet offers scents of ripe black currant, smoke and saddle. Flavors include dark cherry and ripe plum.
70. Cabernet Sauvignon, Allomi, Hess, Napa Valley, California $55
Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon offers distinct notes of vanilla and oak spice with classic red fruit flavors set off by currant and blackberry along with moderate, well-integrated tannins showing a round, plush mouthfeel.
71. Cabernet Sauvignon, Groth, Napa Valley, California $90
This Cabernet Sauvignon is big and lush with huge gobs of fruit in the aroma and flavor. The texture of the wine is soft and supple.