2015 Robert Craig Gaps Crown Chardonnay $30- oak, smoke, buttered popcorn, yet diluted on midpalate

2015 Robert Craig Affinity $60- tight, hidden fruit. Austere.

2014 Robert Craig Mount Veeder Cab Sav $100- Fig, currants and black tea notes dominate this tight yet tannic wine.

2014 Robert Craig Spring Mountain Cab Sav $100- Sulfuric acid on nose and tongue. Raisin over ripe fruit and tightly wound,

2015 Robert Craig Howell Mountain Zinfandel $65- uneventful. Tight, austere

2005 Roda Reserva Rioja- $149- a funky tasting wine

2012 Chateau De Carles $20- Not a bad everyday Bordeaux

2011 Il Borro Toscana $55- another super tuscan without an identity crisis

2015 Beaucastel Chateau Neuf Du Pape $100- tasty juice. Complex, spicy. Too expensive

2007 Damilano Cannubi Barolo- Had a fruity pop. Not totally DOA as most 2007’s.

1999 Monte Del Drago Musella – interestingly complex

1999 Chateau Les Trois Croix Fronsac $35- DOA

2010 Pauillac $75- Latour’s table wine. This is some expensive table wine.

2010 Chateau Lagrange st Julian $75- uneventful. Worth $20

*2010 Chimney Rock Cab Sav ARETE Stags Leap Napa $149- great juice. big bold dark notes of cherry, blackberry, anise, currant, chocolate, coffee, vanilla spice. And it is aging well! A needle in a haystack for ageable wine.

*2016 Venge Merlot Kenefick Ranch- an excellent complex merlot. shape shifter of a wine

2016 Walter Hanzel RRV Pinot Noir $45- new meets old world in this bottle. Let it breath

1997 Silvio Grasso Borolo Ciabot Manzoni $129- DOA

2016 Fidelitas Quintessence Cab Sav $60- uneventful juice

2014 Palazzo Reserve Napa Cab Franc $90- A big green bell pepper in liquid form

2014 Austin Hope GSM The Majic Sun Avery #3- over ripe fruit. Cooked

*2010 Termanthia $250- A big cherry bomb. If you can find this top wine of the world fron the Toro region of Spain for $150 somewhere then buy it!

FFWJ Staff