94 Points Wine Spectator The 2014 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley is an absolutely amazing wine. Packed to the brim with floral aromas and flavors of blackberry, blueberry, black cherry and plum fruit intertwine with nuances of cacao nib, anise, soy, forest floor and minerals. Incredibly pure and complex, this richly textured wine is totally
The Ribbon Ridge AVA bottling is produced with certified organically farmed fruit from the Omero Vineyard, planted in 2009. Comprised of equal parts Pommard and Wadenswil clones from the best two vineyard blocks planted at the crest of the vineyard. The vines here run east-west opposed to the more typical north-south. The results is a
Grown in the Rorick Vineyard, high in the Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County. This Pinot gris is fermented on the skins in the traditional Italian ramato style. A pure and true conductor of terroir, the Dragone Ramato speaks evocatively of the combination of schist topsoil and dolemite-rich limestone subsoil that makes our family vineyard unique
91 Points Vinous / Antonio Galloni – “Brilliant ruby-red. Dark berries, cherry cola and a hint of allspice on the deeply perfumed nose. Densely packed cherry and black raspberry flavors show very good energy for their heft and pick up a hint of smokiness on the back half. Plush and round; floral and spice notes linger
This is really outstanding for its freshness and sapidity. It has lots of kinetic energy, it is always moving. It is warm, but unarguably balanced given the fullness of its body; tannins are ripe and well integrated. Lots of complexity in the mouth, a very good minerality tingles on the palate, which is coated in
Bright ruby. Zesty red and dark berry aromas are complemented by notes of cracked pepper, black tea and smoky minerals. Racy, tightly wound black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors become sweeter with air and are framed by silky tannins. Finishes tangy, focused and persistent, with a stony quality.
This vineyard’s preponderance of very well-drained, volcanic Cortina soils are catnip for the Cabernet Sauvignon vine. The fruit here is intense and mineral, exploding from the glass with aromas of boysenberry, blackcurrant, crushed rock, and mocha. This is an absolute must for Cabernet enthusiasts.
94 Points Robert Parker “The 2013 Proprietary Red Mad Hatter, 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot, is a big-time winner. It has a gorgeously deep ruby/purple color, a sweet kiss of licorice, blackcurrants, black cherries, camphor and incense. The wine is fragrant, with supple tannins, an opulent lushness and
Vinous / Antonio Galloni – “The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five offers up scents of lavender, cloves, menthol, licorice, spice and graphite. Savory, delineated and tightly wound, the 2014 is a picture perfect example of the vintage. Winemaker Elias Fernandez adds that the drought was more severe in 2014 than it was in 2013. This
95 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate ” The 2014 Proprietary Red Les Pavots is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot aged in mostly Taransaud barrels with a small helping of Darnajou thrown in. This wine is fabulous in the vintage, although certainly less profoundly concentrated and extracted,
Bristling with youthful energy, firmly tannic and uncomplicated by oak, Cavallotto’s Dolcetto epitomizes the convivial, easy-to-drink nature of the Dolcettos you would experience in the caffes and osterias in the Langhe. The wine, however, possesses far more structure and complexity, thanks to the old vines, the extraordinary vintage, and the superiority of the vineyard site.
Ruby red with violet reflections in the glass. Aromas of violets and black cherry. Warm, full bodied, with the right acidity, nice long taste of dark red fruits. Enjoy with antipasto, pasta courses, or cheeses and salami.
95 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate “Another fabulous wine, although there’s not much of it, is the 2014 Zinfandel Gnarly Vine Monte Rosso Vineyard from this fabulous first-growth vineyard in Sonoma. This is a blend of 97% Zinfandel and 3% Petite Sirah aged in 66% new French oak, 16% new American oak and the rest used.
A blend of fruit coming from the winery’s CRU vineyard sites, including ‘Canneto’, ‘Caselle’ and ‘Valle Del Noce’, this superbly expressive, earthy, typical and traditional Aglianico Del Vulture benefits from the high quality fruit grown on these old vineyards that benefit from excellent exposure and high altitude, being some of the closest to the Volcano’s
The wine is a deep ruby red color with purple reflections. The distinctive aroma of the wine is filled with notes of juicy raspberry and red currant with echoes of cardamom and spices. The wine reveals fresh and vigorous taste with hints of cherry and plum, complemented by nuances of almond, and exhibits a long, soft
Lashings of cherry and strawberry fruit with some hints of blackberries in the background. Good intensity and gentle character – soft and easy-drinking. There is some spice on the finish that adds complexity to the vibrant fruit.
This sustainably farmed, single vineyard estate wine is composed of 100% hand harvested Malbec from the Los Sauces of Mendoza. It has a deep, concentrated red color with purple hints. It is a very expressive wine with ripe, fruity aromas of plum and cherry, as well as notes of chocolate. Reunión Malbec is soft and
91 Points Decanter “What makes this a great summer wine also enables it to shine with richer food in the winter months – a clean, vibrant acidity cuts through pretty much anything, while the softer, gently aromatic flavours sit well alongside a variety of foods. On the nose there is a touch of almond with
Now available at Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits, 2014 Pierre Gauthier, “Jour de Soif” from Bourgueil, France.
Now available at Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits, N/V Patrick Bottex, Bugey-Cerdon “La Cueille” from Savoie, France.
Now available at Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits, N/V Nicolas Maillart, Platine Premier Cru Brut from Champagne, France.
Now available at Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits, 2013 Gérard Bertrand, “Cuvée Thomas Jefferson” Crémant de Limoux Brut from the south of France.
2012 Behrens Family Winery, Sainte Fumée Red Napa Valley, California 90 Points from Vinous!
2010 Behrens Family Winery, Martinez Vineyard Labor of Love Red Napa Valley, California 92 Points from International Wine Cellar!
2011 Duckhorn Wine Company, Paraduxx Proprietary Red Napa Valley, California
2014 Illahe, Estate Pinot Gris Willamette Valley, Oregon
2013 Domaine Drouhin, Pinot Noir Dundee Hills, Oregon
2013 Domaine Drouhin, “Arthur” Chardonnay Dundee Hills, Oregon 94 Points from Wine Enthusiast!
2013 Eugen Müller, Gewürztraminer Spätlese “Reiterpfad” Pfalz, Germany
2014 Dönnhoff, Riesling Nahe, Germany
2013 Alfred Merkelbach, Kinheimer Rosenberg Riesling Spätlese Mosel, Germany
2013 Müller-Catoir, Haardt Riesling Trocken Pfalz, Germany
2009 Luis Cañas, Rioja Reserva Selección de la Familia Rioja, Spain 90 Points from Wine Advocate!
2011 Luis Cañas, Rioja Crianza Rioja, Spain 90 Points from International Wine Cellar!
2012 Jermann, Vinnae Ribolla Gialla Venezia, Italy
2013 Domaine Armelle et Bernard Rion, La Croix Blanche Bourgogne Vieille Vigne Burgundy, France
2013 Guilhem et Jean-Hugues, Goisot Bourgogne Aligoté Burgundy, France
2013 Domaine de l’Ecu, “Granite” Muscadet Sévre et Maine Loire Valley, France
2013 Domaine de Chevalier, Clos des Lunes Lune Blanche Pessac-Léognan, France
2012 Galerie, Pleinair Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, California 91 Points from Wine Advocate!
2012 Calluna Vineyards, CVC Sonoma County, California 95 Points from Wine & Spirits Magazine!
2012 Holloran, Meute de Chiens Vineyard Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, Oregon
2013 Gérard Boulay, Comtesse Sancerre Loire Valley, France
2013 Francois Pinon, Vouvray
2005 Domaine Huet, Le Mont Demi-Sec Vouvray Loire Valley, France
2013 Chàteau de Beaucastel, Chàteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Rhone Valley, France 94 Points from Wine Advocate!
2012 Louis Latour, Gevrey-Chambertin Côte D’Or, France 94 Points by Wine Spectator!
2012 Louis Latour, Corton Domaine Latour Grand Cru Côte D’Or, France 94 Points from Wine Spectator!
2010 Tenuta di Arceno, Il Fauno di Arcanum Tuscany, Italy
2008 Arcadian, Sleepy Hollow Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands, California
2008 Arcadian, Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands, California
2013 Envinate, “Lousas” Viñas de Aldea Mencia Ribera Sacra, Spain
DeMorgenzon, Reserve Chenin Blanc 93 Points WA Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
2013 Pieter Cruythoff, “Middlepos” Pinotage Swartland, South Africa
2013 Gran Passiano, Rosso Veneto, Italy
2010 Stella & Mosca, Cannaonau Sardegna, Italy
2012 Firriato, Le Sabbie Dell’Etna Rouge Mt. Etna Sicily, Italy
2014 Firriato, Le Sabbie Dell’Etna Blanc Mt. Etna Sicily, Italy
2014 Feudi Branciforti dei Bordonaro, Catarratto Sicily, Italy
2014 Perticaia, Grechetto Umbria, Italy
2013 Monchoff, Riesling Mosel, Germany
2012 Strub, Soil to Soul Riesling Rheinhessen, Germany
2012 Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Gewürztraminer Alsace, France
2012 Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Riesling Alsace, France
2013 Domaine Leon Boesch, Luss Riesling Alsace, France
2012 Domaine Leon Boesch, Zinnkoepfle Grand Cru Gewürztraminer Alsace, France
2009 Ch. des Landes, Lussac-Saint-Emilion Bordeaux, France
2012 Domaine Rollin Pere et Fils, Hautes-Cotes de Beaune Burgundy, France
2013 Chanson, Le Bourgogne Blanc Burgundy, France
2013 Joseph Drouhin, La Fortet Bourgogne Blanc Burgundy, France
NV Ch. De La Durandiere, Saumur Brut Rose Loire Valley, France
2013 Rock Point, Pinot Noir Rogue Valley, Oregon
2012 Treasure Hunter, The Lion Tamer Petite Sirah Rockpile Sonoma County, California
2011 Fess Parker, Big Easy Syrah 91 Points WA Santa Barbra County, California
2012 Acorn Estate, Heritage Alegria Vineyard Zinfandel 91 Points WA Russian River Valley, California
2011 Acorn Estate, Cabernet Franc Russian River Valley, California
2011 Acorn Estate, Sangiovese Russian River Valley, California
2012 Avennia Estate, Sestina Bordeaux Blend 96 Points WA Columbia Valley, Washington State
2010 Ocatavia, Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles, California
2013 Orin Swift Palermo, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, California
Fess Parker, 2013 Riesling Santa Barbra County, California
Del Rio Vineyards, 2013 Pinot Gris Rogue Valley, Oregon
Charles Smith, 2013 Eve Unaoked Chardonnay Columbia Valley, Washington State
2012 Octavia, Unoaked Chardonnay Santa Barbara County, California
2012 Stonestreet Vineyards, Estate Chardonnay Alexander Valley, California
2012 Stonestreet Vineyards, Upper Barn Chardonnay Alexander Valley, California 97 Points WA
2013 Gregory Perez, Mengoba Brezo Godello Bierzo Spain 90 Points, The Wine Advocate $17.99
2013 Adega Guimaro Mencia Ribeira Sacra Spain 91 Points, The Wine Advocate $19.99
2013 Wildewood Wine Company Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Oregon $19.99
2012 Roco Wines, Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Oregon 92 Points, The Wine Spectator $29.99
2011 Tommasi, Poggio Al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon Tuscany, Italy 91 Points, The Wine Spectator $17.99
2012 Al Muvedre Mourvedre Alicante, Spain As Seen in the Washington Post (3 Stars) $14.99
2013 Jean-Marc Brocard, “Kimmeridgien” Chardonnay Burgundy, France $19.99
2012 La Tour Chambert Cahors France, Malbec $14.99
2012 Rocca Giovani Barolo, Italy 93 points, The Wine Spectator $39.99
2012 Rocca Giovani Nebbiolo d’Alba, Italy 90 points, The Wine Spectator $19.99
Peter Michael Chardonnay Belle Cote 2012 Super rare and special, the 2012 Belle Cote Chardonnay by Peter Michael flirts with perfection. “A potentially perfect wine is the 2012 Chardonnay Belle Cote (nearly 2,500 cases produced). While the yields were high in 2012, the quality was off the charts. Abundant floral, caramelized pear, lychee nut and
2012s from L’Aventure – A Bay Ridge Wine Exclusive! Bay Ridge is Maryland’s exclusive retailer for the wines of Paso Robles’ L’Aventure. Jeb Dunnuck in The Wine Advocate raves about the 2012s: “I was blown away by these wines. Easily the most impressive lineup I’ve tasted from proprietor Stephan Asseo, these 2011s show the purity
2012 Ridge “Geyserville” Sonoma County Zinfandel – A masterful Zin by Zin-Master Paul Draper A serious wine from a serious California vintage. Aromas of bramble fruit, wintergreen, licorice, and sweet toasted oak. Rich black cherry fruit on entry with elegant chalky tannins, gravel/rock, and ginger root. A layered, sensuous finish. Rated 92-94 Points, Antonio Galloni: