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 Red Wines

Recommended Wines

1995 Kalin Cellars Cuvee DD, Sonoma County ****

Eight years have been good to DD, softening the deep cherry flavors with leather and earthy spice.

One of six California Pinot Noirs rated Outstanding.