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RIDGE

“Monte Bello” Red Blend 2014

(Santa Cruz Mountains, California) $199

Beautiful foresty aromas reveal a cabernet that’s both tightly concentrated and wonderfully lifted and fresh at the same time. Sock it away for a decade.

95 points KM

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WALT

“Savoy Vineyard” Pinot Noir 2015

(Anderson Valley, California) $75

Long, supple, earthy and spicy. The famous Savoy vineyard is known for exquisitely silky pinots.

93 points KM

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GONET-MEDEVILLE

Champagne Premier Cru Brut NV

(Champagne, France) $42

Crystalline crisp, spicy and vivid. I love Champagnes that dance in your mouth.

93 points KM

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FORCE MAJEURE

Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

(Red Mountain, Washington) $92

A force of Nature. Firm, powerfully structured, built to last. Nice rich core of blackberry fruit in the center.

92 points KM

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MATTHEWS

Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

(Columbia Valley, Washington) $57

Understated in the way young Bordeaux can be, but beautifully balanced, classic, and very satisfying.

91 points KM

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ANDREW WILL

“Discovery Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

(Horse Heaven Hills, Washington) $50

Long swaths of sleek black cabernet fruit. A quiet but formidable beauty.

93 points KM

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DOMAINE de CHEVALIER

Grand Cru Classé Graves 2014

(Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France) $60

Complex, rich, vivid. Expensive but oh so good.

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ACCENDO

Sauvignon Blanc 2015

(Napa Valley, California) $55

Rich, spicy, exquisite.

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RUDD

Sauvignon Blanc 2015

(Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California) $80

Limey, mineraly, long, supple.

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ILLUMINATION

Sauvignon Blanc 2016

(Napa Valley, California) $50

Minerally, citrusy, bright, lovely.