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




Other White Wines


Recommended Wines


1994 Kalin Cellars Semillon, Livermore Valley ****

dry, full-bodied, light oak, high acidity                     drink now-6 years


Proof that Semillon can age exceptionally well, this white is rich with mineral notes and dry fruit.


One of two California white wines rated Outstanding.