Cheers March 2015

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(90) Neethlingshof Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (South Africa). A refreshingly delicious sauvignon blanc, it possesses delicate grassy aromas and fl avors of citrus, tropical fruit,and green fi g; crisp and succulent on the fi nish. ($17) (90) Truett Hurst Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley 2014 (California). Radiant aromas and fl avors of stone fruit, citrus, and honeysuckle; an energetic mid palate weaves the various components together for a lovely fi nish that is both long and vibrant. ($30) (90) Tuck Beckstoffer '75 Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (California). This light and pretty sauvignon blanc offers just the right combination of fruit and crispness. A perfect cocktail wine or to start off your fi rst course salad with. ($14) (90) Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Chile). Crisp and lemony, medium body. Affordable complement for a plate of oysters. Easy-open screw cap. ($9) (90) Wente Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (California). A brilliant pale straw in the glass, the nose is a wonderful combination of tropical, and citrus fruits, with a hint of yellow berry fruit. The palate refl ects this, with a touch of melon, and refreshing acidity. ($15) (89) 75 Wine Company Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (California). Subtle grapefruit notes with hints of blood orange. Floral aromas of fresh roses. Great value for the money. ($24 ) ABC Fine Wines & Spirits Orlando, FL Brad Lewis Director of Wine Sales Andina Restaurant/Pearl Wine Shop Portland, OR Ken Collura Director/Sommelier Atlantic Liquors Rehoboth Beach, DE John Driscoll Wine Manager Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits Annapolis, MD Phil Altherr, GM Katie Harper, Wine Sales Berbiglia Wine & Spirits Kansas City, MO Ralph J. Bondon Vice President/Owner Beverages & More! Concord, CA Wilfred Wong E-Commerce Cellar Master Bocanova Oakland, CA Gerardo Acevedo-Vanni GM/Sommelier Bottle Bargains Northport, NY Ryan Armstrong Store Manager Bottle King Liquors Livingston, NJ Steve Carpentier General Manager Bowery & Vine Wine & Spirits New York, NY Bill Beard Manager Brown Derby Stores Springfi eld, MO John Riley Retail Fine Wine Buyer BTG Wine Bar Salt Lake City, UT Louis Koppel Sommelier Bullfrog Wine and Spirits Fort Collins, CO Chuck Carlson GM/Certifi ed Sommelier Cordially Yours Wine and Spirits Depew, NY Jeannine Babcock Director Wine & Spirits Cotuit Liquors Marston Mills, MA Dan O'Brien President Crestwood Liquors Coventry, RI Matthew A. Reay VP Marketing/Merchandising Flute New York, NY Herve Rousseau Owner Frugal MacDoogal's Nashville, TN Jack Mantle Wine Department Great Domains & Estates Windsor, CA Larry LaScola General Manager Hakkasan Group London, England Christine Parkinson Group Head of Wine Happy Harry's Bottle Shop Grand Forks, ND Dustin Mitzel General Manager Haskell's Minnetonka, MN Ted Farrell President Holiday Wine Cellar Escondido, CA Jim Kern Manager/Wine Buyer Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits Silvis, IL Kevin Miller Wine & Spirits Manager K&L Wine Merchants Redwood City, CA Bryan Brick Sales Consultant Legal Sea Foods Boston, MA Sandy Block VP, Beverage Operations Liquor Barn Louisville, KY Michael Sorg Wine Manager Liquor Boy St. Louis Park, MN Peter Herlofsky III Wine Manager Maggie Wine Consulting Poughkeepsie, NY Maggie Gephard President Mainstreet Wines & Spirits Countryside, IL Nancy J. Sabatini Dir. Wine Education & Sales Malloy's Finest Wine & Spirits Naperville, IL Bruce Jaroski Wine Director Mills Fine Wine & Spirits Annapolis, MD Peter Finkelstein Wine Consultant New Hampshire Liquor Commission Nicole Brassard Jordan Wine Marketing & Sales Specialist North Ridge Wine Ellicott City, MD Brad Boarman Owner Prime Wines & Spirits Kenmore, NY Rick McLeod Wine Manager Premium Wine & Spirits Williamsville, NY Dave Cleveland General Manager Prestige Wine & Spirits Orchard Park, NY Jeff Vignaux General Manager Spec's Wine, Spirits and Finer Foods Houston, TX Hermen Key VP, Retail Development The Liquor Store & Wine Loft Jackson Hole, WY Nate Mylott Manager/Buyer The Little Nell Aspen, CO Timothy Baldwin Director, Food and Beverage Total Wine & More Claymont, DE Cristina Pearce Senior Buyer Towne Spirits and Fine Wine/Elite Beverages Noblesville & Indianapolis, IN Arnie Lewin Wine & Spirits Director Trig's Cellar 70 Minocqua, WI Dennis J. Kohl Beverage Consultant Vino 100 Michael A. Schaefer, CWE Dir., Business Development Willowbrook Spirit Shoppe Cromwell, CT Christopher Cambareri Owner The Wine Seller Ridgewood, NJ Don Carter Owner/Sommelier Yankee Discount Liquor East Haven, CT Deepak Pattani Owner Yankee Wine Newtown, CT Steve Small General Manager CHEERS NATIONAL WINE PANEL The Cheers National Wine Panel is comprised of beverage experts from restaurants and retail wine stores around the country. 56 • March 2015

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