3 Horse Ranch Vineyards

Onesta

Bokisch Ranch Viognier 2013

An interesting Viognier probably a little past prime. A little dusky on the nose. Smelled like lemon air freshener in a YMCA locker room. This did improve as it warmed to room temp. Definitely full bodied with some crushed rock and pumice stone. Meyer lemon and orange blossom. Nice little wine, but guessing it had quite a bit more acid 3 years ago than it did today. — a month ago

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I’ve had this producer’s Petite Sirah and actually really enjoyed it, so I was glad to try another one of their wines. I didn’t get to this until it had been open an hour and it smelled like pineapple and mango juice. Didn’t get any floral or mint notes I commonly get with Viognier. Light and clean on the palate with lots of lemon and pineapple.
8.9

Dark Horse Wines

The Ultimate Longshot California Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Left it open in the fridge for 3 weeks. Was better after 3 weeks a than when I first opened it. Phenomenal. — 2 months ago

Merry Edwards

Klopp Ranch Pinot Noir 2013

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9.3

Weekly Wine Committee. 1 sparkler, 3-4 whites, 3-4 reds and 1 dessert wine format. Served blind.

I called this Russian River valley Pinot. Extracted, powerful and flavorful. Loads of black cherry, cola, sweet oak, and candied blackberry on the finish. Still young. Underlying notes of cedar and maple.
— 3 months ago

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@Shay A Absolutely love Klopp Pinot 🍷👌

Failla

Keefer Ranch Chardonnay 2016

California gold! White peach, apricot, and citrus blossom with a noticeable mineral backbone. The minerality on the palate gives this wine a very unique and enjoyable character compared to your average Russian River chardonnay. The fruit is from the cooler side of the AVA, so the wine is crisp with great acidity. Extremely well-made. 2016 vintage on May 3. 2019 — a month ago

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Priest Ranch

Estate Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

High tannins. Leather and dark fruits. Medium finish. Maybe better in 2 - 3 years — a month ago

Ancient Peaks

Oyster Ridge Santa Margarita Ranch Red Blend 2014

Ancient Peaks - Oyster Ridge - Paso Robles. 2014 blend 51% cab, 36% merlot, 5% syrah, 5% petite sirah, 3% malbec. Santa Margarita Ranch is known for the oyster shells in the soil. Anyway, on to the review. This blend is amazing. My first impression is OMG! Blackberry and dark currants with a vanilla and spice explosion. The mid palate is leather and mineral soil. This could be the oyster soil impact. The finish is dry and long. This is the longest finish on a wine ... wow! However, day two... SOUR. I did use my Coravin so maybe the Argon affected the wine. Im still out on the Coravin. Just not sure. I do know if you pull it out of the bottle after use the cork does leak - synthetic and natural both. — 2 months ago

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Turley

Steacy Ranch Zinfandel 2015

3/19. Great Zin. Just the right flavor and finish — 3 months ago

Arbe Garbe

Catie’s Corner Vineyard, Tanya’s Vineyard and Pagani Ranch Malvasia Bianca Blend 2017

55% Catie’s Corner Vineyard Malvasia Bianca RRV, 30% Tanya’s Vineyard Ribolla Gialla, RRV, and 15% Pagani Ranch old vine Tocai Friulano. Probably one of the more eclectic blends I have ever experienced. The nose of this wine is unique. Getting cumin, Italian herbs, some white flowers and...huh? Did I get shallots? (Dinner didn't have shallots...). Entry and middle is softer than I thought. Acidity is definitely here but there is some grapefruit here, kiwi, dried herbs. More of a lemon zest and a minerality appeared on the finish. This wine was pretty boring on day 1. Most was recorked and enjoyed tonight. I really think this could hold for 3 to 5 years, possibly longer. Eclectic experience right up my alley! — a month ago

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@Mark Flesher I've had a couple Arbe Garde bottles, not posted, but do remember the Benandants bottle (100% Malvasia Bianca, I think) with fondness, it was cool stuff. Also a white blend, maybe this same bottle, don't recall.

Trione Vineyards & Winery

Home Ranch Estate Bottled Primitivo Blend 2012

May 4, 2019. Schools almost out party wine number 3. Another winner from Trione. Deep red, purple. Not at all like Merlot, IMHO. SO much better. Wine club offering March 2015. Big deep red fruit w/ some earthiness. Enjoyed w/ friend, just as Trione family recommends. 🥳 — 2 months ago

Ridge Vineyards

Benito Dusi Ranch Paso Robles Zinfandel 2017

Nice acid for such a warm climate zin. Sturdy, grippy and robust with fresh acid. 3% Water addition keeps this lovely zin under 16%. — 3 months ago

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