For $25.00 okay.
But on sale for $13.00, no brainer. Buy a case
Winemaker's Notes: "Hopkins River Ranch is located in the heart of the Russian River Valley southeast of the town of Windsor. We harvest Sauvignon Blanc from two different blocks of the vineyard. The first pick comes from a 40-year-old block of an unknown clone, some of the oldest Sauv Blanc vines in Sonoma County. The second pick is from a valley floor block nestled between Eastside Rd. and the banks of the Russian River itself. Like the rest of the North Coast, the 2018 harvest was bountiful at Hopkins Ranch. Picking started 3-4 weeks later than it had in recent years. Ripening was slow and we saw full flavor maturity in the grapes with more tropical fruit flavors than the greener grassy notes that Sauvignon Blanc can be known for. As usual, we fermented the two blocks in a combination of older oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. The wine was aged in 2/3 oak and 1/3 stainless for four months before bottling. — 4 months ago
The nose shows a mix of ripe, dried, slightly candied & floral fruits that are; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, both plums, raspberries, slightly fermented strawberries & dry cranberries with haunting blueberries. Dark, pronounced spices, clove, vanilla, touch of cinnamon stick, dark, rich earth, steeped fruit tea, core and f anise leading to some black licorice, ambers, limestone, dry, crushed rock powder, mix of blue & purple cola, mint, tree sap with bark, slightly withering & candied florals that are; dark, red, purple & blue.
The body is medium full, rich, ripe with nice viscosity. She has a light tannin feeling. Mix of ripe, dried, slightly candied & floral fruits that are; blackberries, dry, dark cherries, black raspberries, both plums, raspberries, slightly fermented strawberries & dry cranberries with haunting blueberries. Dark, pronounced spices with mid to strong heat, clove, vanilla, touch of cinnamon stick, salted caramel, dark, rich earth, steeped fruit tea, core of anise leading to some black licorice, ambers, incense, dry tobacco, savory, grilled meats, used leather, dry & fresh herbs, mint, limestone, dry, crushed rock powder, mix of blue & purple cola, mint, tree sap with bark, slightly withering & candied florals that are; dark, red, purple & blue. The acidity is a cool mountain stream. The finish is; nicely knitted, well balanced fruit & earth, elegant, fruit juicy falling onto spice & earth persisting several minutes.
Good...still needs 3-5 years in prison before it gives more back.
12/26/20 Happy Boxing Day! 🎁 — 6 months ago
Light and flavorful — 23 days ago
Warm flavorful wine — 2 months ago
Popped and poured, consumed over three days with very little evolution over that period but if I had to make a call, I would say best on Day 3. It presents a turbid, deep ruby in the glass. On the nose, purple flowers, dried leaf tobacco, tomato leaf, and freshly tilled earth. On the palate, currants, tart blackberries, kalamata olive brine, dried blood...it’s saline, sanguine and ferrous in a real way. The 2012 Champoux Vineyard is a structured, high acid/high tannin Bordeaux blend of predominately Cabernet Franc with some Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for good measure. Long, long finish. A very earthy and mineral driven wine. Blind, there is no way I would call this New World. This bottle is yet another reminder why I truly believe Andrew Will makes some of the very greatest wines in Washington State. This has at least another decade of life left in it. — 5 months ago
A local producers wine we bought at a tasting we literally ran into quite awhile ago. I forgot about it. Left it in improper storage and thought about just chucking it. Then, I said, ah try it. Surprisingly still good. Might help it really doesn’t get very hot here often. As well, it had a screw top. If anyone doesn’t think screw top wines don’t age more slowly, this wine is here to say you’re incorrect in that thinking. In fact, this 09 still has 3-5 years of life in it despite its unconventional storage.
It’s dark, ripe, lush & juicy fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, black cherries, both plums, some raspberries & hints of blueberries. Tree sap with bark, dark, sweet tarriness, cinnamon stick, dark spices with some heat, clove nutmeg, vanilla, forest floor, volcanics, limestone, dry crushed rocks, dry tobacco, anise, mint, herbal notes, dark, red and purple florals. Acidity is pleasant. The finish is steady, nicely balanced fruit & earth and falls into minerals & spice as it sets.
For a Pinot, it is showing a pronounced amount of tannins and showed tannin sludge in the neck while decanting.
@Delectable this is from Corralitos in the Southern Santa Cruz Mountains not the Santa Rita Hills. — 6 months ago
Lovely, light, delicate, slightly oaky Pinot Noir from Home Ranch vineyard for Iron Horse. 2012 vintage enjoyed on OTBN February 27, 2021.
Smooth and silky. Soft and refined, chocolate notes. — 4 months ago
RD Winery Hundred Knot Grenache 2019 Sonoma Valley, California
Purple in color with a wide reddish rim.
Sweet nose of cherries, blueberries, sweet strawberries, licorice, oak, tobacco, vanilla, chocolates, spices and black pepper.
Medium bodied with medium plus acidity.
Dry on the palate with cherries, red currants, oak, tobacco, earth, spices, licorice, peppercorn, chocolates and coffee.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very enjoyable Grenache from Sonoma Valley. Nicely balanced and fruit forward. Easy drinking and good by itself or with food.
Showing mild complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel. Light and engaging and a good summer wine. A nice light chill would be a good idea.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and brings in more structure.
Alcohol is nicely integrated already, so watch out.
Would be nice to see how this evolves in the next 3 years.
I had it by the pool with some dried meats, fresh berries and cheeses.
A blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah. Aged in French oak barrels for 18 months (20% new).
15% alcohol by Volume.
$53. — 5 months ago