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A look into the best of our wine cellar:
House Choices
Domaine Drouhin Laurene, Dundee Hills, Oregon, 1994
From the legendary Drouhin family of Burgundy, Robert Drouhin's daughter, Laurene, is making deep, rich, full-bodied pinot noir in the Red Hills region of Dundee, Oregon.

Babcock Vineyards Pinot Noir Santa Ynez Valley, California, 1994
Brian Babcock is an amazingly intense wine maker of extraordinary talents. His pinot noir is full throttle, meaty and intense enough to match his persona.

Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir Reserve, Napa, California, 1993
Mondavi is on a roll with their reserve wines. Serious aromas of black cherry, truffles and bacon fat are backed by smooth filling flavors of plums, Chinese spice and mushrooms.

Joseph Faiveley, Morey St. Denis, Grand Cru, Burgundy, France, 1990
Soft and feminine, grand cru burgundy from the fabulous 1990 vintage. Superbly crafted, refined and elegant.

Joseph Perrier "Cuvee Royale" Brut Champagne
An incredible value in champagne! Full of fruit and well-balanced. There is no better way to start a meal.

Chalone Vineyard Chardonnay, 1996 & 1997
The best chardonnays, back to back, that this historic property has ever produced. Exceptionally well balanced, rich and elegant with a long lasting, pure Chardonnay finish.

Pine Ridge "Crimson Creek" Merlot, 1996
Nancy and Greg Andrus, the gregarious proprietors of Pine Ridge Winery have been in Napa long enough to understand that great Merlot comes from great sites. They've got a great one in "Crimson Creek!"

Edmond St. John "Durell Vineyard" Syrah, 1995
Syrah, I predict, will be the next most popular red wine varietal for American consumers. The wines have soft tannins and rich, full bodied flavors of brambleberry, bacon and leather. This Edmond St. Johns has been a consistent leader in American Syrah.

Charles Cmicky "Gnarled Vines Grenache," Barossa Valley Australia, 1997
Rich and fruity, this Australian Grenache from century old vines tastes like fresh squeezed raspberries. Absolutely delicious! Great for grilled meats and hearty stews.

Chef's Choices
Grove Mill
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 1997

Cloudy Bay Vineyards
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 1997

Nobilo Wines
Marlborough "Fall Harvest" Sauvignon Blanc

Chateau de Sancerre
Sancerre 1996

Conte Lafond
Sancerre 1996

Domaine Merlin-Cherrier
Sancerre 1996

Goldwater Estate
Marlborough Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 1998

Jean-Claude Bessin
Chablis 1996

Michel Delhommeau Muscadet Sevre et Maine
Sur Lie "Cuvee Harmonie" 1996

Wairau River
Marlborough Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 1997

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