2010 J. Lohr Carol's Vineyard St. Helena Napa Cabernet Sauvignon ($42)
This is a tremendously smooth Cab from Napa. The J. Lohr Carol's Vineyards, named for Jerry Lohr's late wife, are in the perfect location in St. Helena for producing Bordeaux-like wines. This wine was amazing from the moment the cork was pulled - didn't need any decanting or time to breathe. Great fruit flavors of dark cherry and black plum with just the right amount of toasted oak. A real treat that I picked up at their Paso Robles tasting room. Can't wait for my next visit! It's really good!
2014 Grey Wolf 'The Sentinelle' White Blend ($28)
A great white blend from a favorite winery in Paso Robles. This combination of 40% Roussanne, 40% Marsanne and 20% Viognier is a wonderful wine that combines the nice fruit flavors, but oak aging adds richness and structure to this one. Amazingly well balanced and delicious
2015 Sean Minor Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($25)
This one easily make the "Great Wines" section of my reviews, but at the price, it's an outstanding value from Napa Valley that is also worthy of the "Great Values" section. Great black fruit flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, and black currant. And, there's also a hint of raspberry. The oak adds wonderful spices that makes this Cab exceptionally smooth, balanced and finishes with elegance. Look for this one!