Cellar Notes

Format: 2014-04-24

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Scala Dei Priorat "Cartoxia" '07  **1/2
(Very classy premium red at a great price)

Paternina Banda Azul Rioja Crianza '08 ** 
(solid, tasty Rioja from an old friend)

Torres "Celeste" Ribero del Duero Crianza '09 **
(lively, full flavored, good value)

Torres "Salmos" Priorat '09 **1/2
(Noble, complex, built to age)

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Anton Bauer Rose '12 *
(Zweigelt, Syrah, Merlot blend, delicate, flavorful)

Anton Bauer Riesling "Berg" '12 **
(Superb wine, great value in dry Riesling)

Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner "Gmork" '12 **
(Spectacular, bright clean)

Anton Bauer Gruner Veltliner "Rosenberg" '12 ***
(Grand Cru quality)

Anton Bauer Pinot Noir '11 * 
(Light version of the variety)

Anton Bauer Cuvee '10 **
(Red blend, the best of the Austrian reds)

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Angelina Reserve Pinot Noir, California '11 *1/2 
(Great buy for entry level pinot)

Howling Moon Pinot Noir, Sonoma '11 *
(Basic pinot noir)

Block Nine Pinot Noir "Caiden's Vyd. '11 **
(A steal in California style pinot)

Lyeth Pinot Noir, Sonoma '11 **
(Fabulous Burgundy style pinot from Sonoma)

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Villa Pozzi Nero d'Avola, Sicily '11 **!
(An absolute steal, delicious supple red)

Azienda Agriciola Cos, Frappato , Sicily'11 **1/2
(refined, classy red, silky and smooth)

Planeta "La Segreta", Sicily '10 **
(red blend with punch and promise, perfect with cheese)

Terrae Palme Caringnano del Sulcis, Sardinia '08

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Wente Chardonnay "Morning Fog", Livermore '11 * 1/2
(good everyday chard)

Wente Chardonnay "Riva Ranch", Monterey '11 **
(adds a touch of complexity)

McMurray Ranch Chardonnay, RRV '11*
(good basic chard)

Edna Valley Chardonnay "Paragon" '10 **
(very reliable, crowd pleaser)

Beringer Chardonnay, Napa Valley '11 **
(classic Napa chard at a great price)

Benzinger Chardonnay, Carneros '10 **1/2
(very classy, convincing chard)

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Fritz Chardonnay, Russian River Valley '10  ***
(Premium chard source, first rate, a bargain at twice the price)

Fritz Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley '10 ***
(One of the best American Pinots we've ever tasted)

Fritz Estate Zinfandel, Dry Creek  '10***
(Superb, classic Dry Creek Zin, bargain)

Fritz Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek '09 ** 
(Big supple, drinking young, needs age)

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Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc, NZ '12 **
(total SB package with restraint)

Spy Valley Riesling, NZ '12 **
(tons of flavor, acidity, fleshy texture)

Spy Valley Gewürztraminer, NZ '12 **1/2
(soaring aroma, flavorful, first rate)

Spy Valley Envoy Pinot Noir NZ '10 ***
(Superb pinot, complex, graceful, classy)

Lawson Dry Hills Pinot Gris NZ '11 **
(full-flavored, off-dry, perfect with pâté)

Lawson Dry Hill Pinot Noir NZ '08 **

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Justin Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles '10 **
(Good basic cab)

Justin Vineyards "Isoceles", Paso Robles '10 ***
(super premium red blend)

Walter Hansel Pinot Noir "South Slope", RRV '10 ***
(superb, complex)

Walter Hansel Pinot Noir "Cuvee Alyse" RRV '09 ***
(even better)

Walter Hansel Pinot Noir "North Slope" RRV '10****
(benchmark quality)

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Bouchard Macon-Villages '10
(Classy white Burgundy at a great price)

DeAngelis Pecorino Offida DOCG '11 **
(Light, concentrated, essence of Spring)

Giesen Riesling, Marlborough NZ '11 **1/2
(Crystalline, pure, gorgeous)

Domaine La Bastide Viognier, Aube '11 **1/2
(Bone dry, yet rich and concentrated)

I Giussti & Zanza Toscano Nemorino White '11 **1/2
(very complex, earthy, impressive)

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(Note:  Calstar Cellars is represented by RSVP Wines.  If you want to try some, ask your wine merchant to contact RSVP who will custom order it for you.)

Calstar Cellars  Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley 2011 **
(Big, plump fruity SB)

Calstar Cellars Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 2009 **
(Classic California Chard)

Calstar Cellars Chardonnay Cuvee Ann, Sonoma 2010 ** 1/2
(Recalls Puligny-Montrachet with its acid and mineral fruit)

Calstar Cellars Chardonnay, Sangiacomo, Sonoma 2009 **1/2

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