CaliforniaAll wines are 750ml unless otherwise specied. Prices do not include Consumption Tax.“S”before the vintage signies Screw Cap. RRP= Recommended Retail Price.－50－VarnerTwin brothers Bob and Jim Varner Twin brothers are devoted to handcrafting small quantities of exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir at their vineyards in Portola Valley in the Santa Cruz Mountains.9895El Camino Vineyard Chardonnay '14An interpretation of Santa Barbara Chardonnay where the tropical flavours are framed by the phenolic structure of destemmed Chardonnay and new French oak aging. Bright acidity sends the tropical fruit avours over to citrus and apples for a more tightly coiled Chardonnay in a modern style.\4,700Santa Barbara CountyChardonnay100% Alc.13.8% 10255Home Block Chardonnay '14Excellent minerality, with medium to full-bodied richness, terric purity and classic, tropical aromas and flavours. Expansive, gorgeously textured and balanced, it will continue to age beautifully for several years. Robert Parker 94 points. Jancis Robinson 93 points.\8,300Santa Cruz MountainsChardonnay100% Alc.14.1% 10253Amphitheater Block Chardonnay '14The Amphitheater Block is 2 acres of south-facing slopes planted 33 years ago. Alluring aromas of bosc pear, lemon, honeysuckle, jasmine and a smoky mineral character. On the palate it is beautifully textured, showing purity, focus and balance from start to nish.\8,300Santa Cruz MountainsChardonnay100% Alc.14.1% 10921Hidden Block Pinot Noir '14The drought of 2014 produced low yields of very dense fruit in the dry-farmed Hidden Block, a 3-acre northeast-facing vineyard with 17-year-old vines in the northern Santa Cruz Mountains. Fermented and aged in French oak, 30 per cent new. Just 370 cases produced.\7,800Santa Cruz MountainsPinot Noir Alc.14.5% Vint./\↓See page9 for more details10923Upper Picnic Pinot Noir '14The drought of 2014 produced low yields of very dense fruit in the dry-farmed Upper Picnic Block, a 2-acre east-facing vineyard with 34-year-old vines in the northern Santa Cruz Mountains 15 km from the Pacic Ocean. Fermented and aged in French oak, 30 per cent new.\7,800Santa Cruz MountainsPinot Noir Alc.14.1% Vint./\↑See page9 for more details10922Picnic Block Pinot Noir '14Low yields of very dense fruit from the dry-farmed a 2-acre Picnic Block. Bold, powerful and beautifully resonant on the palate. Succulent red cherry and plum fruit is nicely pushed forward, with pretty floral and savory notes that add striking aromatic complexity. Vinous 93 points.\7,800Santa Cruz MountainsPinot Noir Alc.14.0% Vint./\↑See page9 for more details10924Three Blocks Pinot Noir '14A blend of Pinots from the 3 Blocks (Hidden, Picnic and Upper Picnic). Aromas of blackberries, plums and sweet forest floor, complemented by subtle spice and potpourri. The medium to full-bodied palate is velvety and lavish, with a supple attack and generous nish. Robert Parker 93 points.\7,800Santa Cruz MountainsPinot Noir Alc.14.3% See page9 for more detailsVDR WinesA special Scheid Vineyards label, VDR (= Very Dark Red) makes a Petit Verdot and Petit Syrah blend from fruit from Scheid's Hames Valley vineyards in the southernmost tip of Monterey County.11022Very Dark Red '15Petit Verdot 60% and Petite Sirah 40% create a dark, full-bodied yet supple blend with deep, ripe fruit avours of blackcurrant and raspberry perfumed by notes of crushed violet. A firm, chalky tannin structure belies the velvety mouthfeel. Dense flavours integrate beautifully for a long, layered nish.\3,860Hames Valley, Monterey CountyPetit Verdot/ Petit Syrah Alc.14.5% Vint.