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Wine Tasting
Lone Madrone 2022 Points West
White – $40
This blend of roussane, vermen-
tino, grenache blanc, and picpoul
blanc carries impressive minerality. It’s
lively with lemon zest with glimmers
of anise brought from limestone. This
wine has a nose of honeydew rind,
orange guava, and white flowers.
LXV 2023 Sauvignon Blanc – Semil-
lon – $65
This white is an expressive blend
of tropical fruits, white peach, and
lemon zest, with floral undertones
and fresh herbs on the nose. On the
palate, there is a crisp acidity, balanced
richness, flavors of citrus, stone fruit,
and a hint of minerality with a long,
refreshing finish.
Midnight Cellars 2023
Aurora Reserve – $39
This white is a
delicious blend of
viognier, picpoul blanc,
and grenache blanc. It
offers flavors of honey-
suckle and crisp green
apple, with an aroma of
citrus blossom and pear.
This wine’s vibrant acidity makes it a
perfect companion for savoring sunny
Midnight Cellars 2023 Grenache
Blanc – $39
In this grenache blanc, a pale yel-
low hue sets the stage for lively aromas
of lemon peel and apricot. Its palate
bursts with fresh peach and lychee fla-
vors, balanced by a bright minerality
and crisp acidity. It’s fantastic.
Mitchella 2023 Innu-
endo –$32
This blend of char-
donnay, viognier, and
sauvignon blanc is layered
with aromas of nectarine
and citrus. It offers a lush
mouthfeel of white peach
and tropical fruit combin-
ing on the palate for a
fresh and juicy finish.
Monochrome 2022 Center Tone –
This delightful grenache gris has
an orange hue. It leads with a textured
mouthfeel followed by fruit and a
touch of oak barrel-influenced flavors.
It earned 95 points from Wine Enthu-
siast magazine.
Mystic Hills Vineyards 2023 Requiés
Sauvignon Blanc – $27
This 100% sauvignon blanc
features aromas of stone fruit, citrus,
lemongrass and straw. It offers flavors
of lemon, tart stone fruit, and floral
undertones. It’s perfect for a summer
picnic and was one of our favorites.
ONX 2022 L’Autre Femme –$45
This white blend of picpou blanc
and viognier from the Templeton Gap
is sharp yet sweet. It offers aromas
and flavors of creamy lemon curd
and banana chips with concentrated
rum and sweet butterscotch, balanced
with bright lychee and pineapple juice
before succumbing to an electrically
floral finish of lemon pith.
It was aged for six months
in French oak barrels.
Opolo 2023 Albariño
– $30
This 100% albariño
is aromatic with scents
of star fruit, white peach,
kiwi and sea spray. The
palate is impeccably
weighted, displaying
electric flavors of green apple, nectar-
ine, exotic citrus and herbal spices.
Racy, minerally textures finish with a
refreshing elegance.
Peachy Canyon 2023 Péche Blanche
– $32
This Rhone-style white has a nose
full of honeysuckle, lemon zest, peach
pit, and just a touch of flinty concrete.
One sip and your palate is filled with
lemon zest, guava, and green apples.
It has hints of limestone and flint to
help balance the crisp acidity and full
weight of this dry wine.
San Simeon 2021 Monterey Char-
donnay – $18.95
This chardonnay was barrel
fermented in small new French and
American oak barrels.
The mouth is filled with
flavors of tropical fruit
and citrus, balanced with
spicy characteristics from
barrel fermentation. On
the nose, it features scents
of guava and pear along
with notes of vanilla and
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