The line up:
Chateau Nozieres Ambroise de l'Her Malbec 2012. Cahors, France. 91 points. Still very firm and dry, this is a structured wood-aged wine with a good aging potential. As it opens up, juicy black plum flavors show strongly alongside the dark tannins and perfumed acidity. It's a powerful, dense wine that needs to age. Drink from 2017...now!
Can Grau Vell Tramp. Catalunya, Spain. Syrah 50 % , Grenache 30 % , Mouvedre 10% , Cabernet Sauvignon 6 % , Marcelan 4 %.
Hill Family Estate Albarino. Yountville, CA. Lilac and lupine scents start out the bouquet, followed by orange blossom and light vanilla. The palate is light and crisp with vanilla, wild white peach and almond flavors. The wine finishes clean, with racy acidity and charm.
Korbin Kameron Merlot. Sonoma Valley, CA. Expressive perfume of brandied cherries, blackberry cinnamon crumble, and rose petals. Its silky tannin structure is complemented by mouth-watering acidity, and brims with concentrated notes of pomegranate, mulberries, clove, and anise on the palate. The outstanding structure comes from a beautiful balance of huskiness and elegant high tones.