J. Wilkes Santa Barbara County Bien Nacido Vyds Pinot Blanc 2005 .
Clean, lime and candy like a Riesling, quite dry with perhaps a bit of warmth which disappearred with chilling, long flavor of lime Bot. in Sant Maria 14.1% $20 at the Wine Emporium
Ancien Carneros Sangiacomo Vineyard Pinot Gris 2006
Fresh fruit galore to smell, lusch fruit, soft profile and perhaps some sub-threshold RS fattening the wine. Vines were brought from Alsace, winemakers Ken and Teresa Bernards, Bot. in Napa 13.9% $22 at the Wine Emporium ancienwines.com
Ehlers Estate Napa Valley Merlot 2004
Sweet black fruit and oak blend to create a rich package that is silky and long-lasting. In honor of the founders Jean and Sylviane Leducq the winery donates proceeds of sales to cardiovascular research V&V Calistoga 14.9% $31 at the Wine Emporium.