Jamal Rayyis

The world of wine is huge and gets bigger every year. Restaurants and wine shops compete to outdo one another by offering the biggest, most diverse selections possible. Without guidance even experienced wine lover can have trouble. Our guide is a map to navigate the sea of wine, giving helpful information as well as recommending specific bottles. From the thousands of bottles tasted, we chose bottles based on these criteria: quality, value and availability.

Key to Symbols

Quality **** Outstanding Worth a search

*** Excellent Top-notch example

** Very good Distinctive

* Good Delicious everyday wine




California Whites

Sauvignon Blanc

Recommended Wines

1994 Kalin Reserve, Potter Valley ****

By far the oldest California Sauvignon Blanc we tasted this year, as well as the best. We’d compare it to a grand white Bordeaux: Margaux or Haut-Brion.

One of two California Sauvignon Blancs rated Outstanding.

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