Hints of allspice and sweet oak inform the bright red cherry flavors of this graceful red, made with fruit from vineyards in California’s Santa Rita Hills.
2005 Raptor Ridge Willamette Valley ($30)
Most of the grapes in this elegant, multi-vineyard blend come from the Stony Mountain Vineyard, perched on a hillside in Oregon’s Yamhill County.
2004 Woodenhead Russian River Valley ($36)
Co-owner Nikolai Stez (former assistant winemaker at cult producer Williams Selyem) produces stunning Pinot Noirs, like this hauntingly floral bottling.
2005 Scott Paul La Paulée ($40)
Scott Paul Wright leads two lives, importing high-quality Burgundies and making his own eponymous wines, like this lightly herbal, raspberry-rich cuvée.
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