A quick reference for wine lovers. If you can afford them try them!

2015 Sequoia Grove Napa Cab Sav $40. A deep dark voluptuous Cab Sav. Sweet oak, dark fruit and spice box notes. Try their black label wines if you can.

2014 Blue Oasis Pinot Noir Costa Vineyard Mendocino County California $50. A full bodied Pinot with notes of cranberry, cola and sage.

2014 Vinoce Cab Franc Mt Veeder Napa Valley $75. WOW! A new fav of mine. Delivers the elegant balance of a ballerina. Lush and silky dark berry notes. It pirouettes along your taste buds. Fascinatingly delicious.

2013 Eberle Reserve Cab Sav Paso Robles California $100. Another WOW wine. Huge cherry and blackberry pie notes. Chewy and balanced. Amazing.

2014 VIE Syrah Las Madres Vineyard, Carneros Sonoma $45. I love the wines from small lot producer, VIE. They are big bold and fruit forward. This thick and juicy syrah will last for ever in your cellar and on its finish.

2015 Cakebread Cab Sav Napa Valley $80. Blackberry notes dominate this big bold and masculine Cab Sav. Nice tannins round out the sweet fruit.

2014 Symmetry Alexander Valley Meritage by Rodney Strong $65. Another big bold Cali Cab Sav. Inky, bold with black stone fruit and wild berry notes. Yummy

2014 Euclid Napa Cab Sav, $100. A new one for me. I love this wine.  Well balanced in acids and tannins. Fruit forward.

2014 Howell Mountain Vineyards Napa Cab Sav, $75. Another big and bold beauty from Napa.

-Keith Ian