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T O U R I N G & TA S T I N G ’ S

INSIDER PICKS

We feature hundreds of wines in this issue, so what should you try first?

2015 J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

A luxurious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Malbec from Beck Vineyard in Paso Robles, this wine reveals flavors of black currant, leafy herbs, tobacco, and graphite with remarkable purity of fruit, nice structure, and fine tannins  $100

2013 Mumm Napa DVX Rosé

This sparkling wine opens with notes of strawberries, cherries, orange marmalade, toasted bread, and vanilla. It has a delicate mousse and elegant structure. Its creamy mid-palate shows subtle oak spice. The rich finish offers notes of strawberry shortcake.   $80

2017 Calcareous Vineyard Trés Violet This Rhône-style blend offers a bouquet of fig, cola, and mocha. Mourvedre and Grenache lead on the palate with bright raspberry, plum, and gamey leather nuances. Syrah contributes earthy tannins and blackberry fruit.   $56

2015 Ledson Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

Flavors of boysenberry, blackberry, and rich chocolate lead on the palate of this stunning Napa Valley Cabernet. It is intense, with opulent swirls of flavor, framed by tannins and intriguing black olive notes at the finish.   $150

2016 Moshin Vineyards Pinot Noir Rosalina Vineyard

This elegant Russian River Valley Pinot Noir opens with spicy aromas and evolves into a myriad of ripe cherry, iron-laced earth, and black tea nuances. It offers beautifully layered flavors, a refined texture, and well-defined structure.   $58

2016 Materra After Midnight

Aromas of currants, espresso, and jasmine lead on this luscious Malbec-based red blend. Complex flavors of ripe plum and apricot, complemented by savory nuances and integrated tannins, lead into a smooth and lingering finish.   $48

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