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May 2018 Top Ten

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Christophe Pacalet Chenas 2016
On soils of granitic origin that extend very far towards the plain of the Saone to evolve towards silico-clay soils, the smallest of the Beaujolais wines produces elegant wines, distinguished, a beautiful intense purple color with notes of peony, raspberry and reseda on the nose. A delicious
Item Number: 28087

Ledge Vineyard California Soul Red Blend 2013
This wine gives you all the finesse of a northern Rhone style Syrah in a California wine. It is a blend of 72% Syrah, 21% Grenache, 7% Mourvedre. The soil composition from which these grapes hail is volcanic in nature. After pressing and fermentation in stainless steel the wine is then aged 18
Item Number: 27838

Idlewild 'The Bee White' 2017
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 "The Bee is made of 50% of Muscat Canelli, which is blended with 47% Arneis and 3% Cortese. It refreshes and intrigues, offering pure pleasure and a challenge to the palate in its tension of acidity and stony earth. It indeed evokes honeycomb and wildflowers, with a salty

Sineann 'Celilo Vineyard' Gewurztraminer 2013
100% Gewurztraminer. Celilo Vineyard. Winemaker: Peter Rosback. The 2013 Celilo Gewurztraminer combines spicy stone fruits with citrus and mineral qualities.  The West Coast is home to many great wine regions. Among them, Celilo Vineyard, perched high above the Columbia River on Washington’s

Wither Hills Rose of Pinot Noir 2016
Forbes 20 Best Roses Wines Under $20"Full-bodied and rich (that's the Pinot) without in any way being lumpen (that’s fine winemaking). Definitely food friendly thanks to a good dose of crispness, it even works with grilled New Zealand lamb."~Nick Passmore

Raul Perez St Jacques 'Ultreia' Mencia 2016
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "This plump red shows good depth, with ripe flavors of black cherry and red plum supported by vanilla and licorice notes in a plush texture. Well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity keep this balanced, in a fruit-forward style. Drink now through 2022. 3,000 cases made.—Thomas

Mas Champart Saint Chinian Blanc 2014
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90  "I loved the white from Mas Champart and the 2014 Saint Chinian Blanc is a mix of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Bourboulenc, Viognier and Clairette, that’s from higher elevation parcels and aged in equal parts tank and barrels. It sees full malolactic fermentation. Giving