Ancient Roots


Old Hill Ranch Ancient Grenache 2018

Awesome Grenache, will get better with a few years in the bottle. — 21 days ago

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The Prisoner Wine Company

Saldo California Zinfandel 2018

Distinguishable California Orin Swift: quality, precision, and subtle elegance. Yes! I know the difference and sell-off between The Prisoner Wine Company and Orin Swift, but in wine as in all else, roots are roots, right?

Medium purple color. The nose is expressive with jammy drak and red berry scents, as well as cinnamon, sweet tobacco and dry herbs. On the fore-pallet there is blackberry jam, plum sauce, strawberry, and raisin; on the mid-palate there is hibiscus, nutmeg and vanilla. The finish has slowly vanishing jammy flavors with slowing gripping tannins. This is bold and high alcohol; so don't be fooled by the smooth, soft, and low acidity characteristics.

Well above average California Zif, that's for sure!. Paired with PF Changs Mongolian Beef. Cheers.
— 21 days ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 14 others liked this
Malcolm Trimble

Malcolm Trimble

I got this wine at Costco. Loved it


Yes. Lovely wine.

Domaine la Monardière

Les 2 Monardes Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend

Alex Lallos

Another great bottle. 2009 out of 500ml (was meant for bistro and not import). Lovely from a ripe year. I prefer the less ripe / more restrained versions but this is as good as vacqueras gets. The new vintages are top notch but fun to try these older ones as well: modern and plush but still some old school roots. For around $20 it’s pretty insane (email me and I’ll send you two bottles for the price of one) — 24 days ago

Josh, Severn and 2 others liked this

Big Basin Vineyards

Coastview Vineyard Syrah 2016

I would like to see the vines at 20 years old (currently 9yrs according to label), deeper roots. Nice soil profile, would like to see it with more mature depth. Good dark and red fruit notes. — 24 days ago

Josh, Mike and 2 others liked this

Ancient Peaks

Santa Margarita Ranch Sauvignon Blanc

Filets at home great flavor — a month ago

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Ancient Peaks

Paso Robles Merlot

Very good! Big wine that mellows nicely. 2017 vintage. — 12 days ago

Jessie's Grove Winery

Ancient Vine Tokay Muscadelle 2013

Commis bev pairing, local (Lodi!) tokay (like a white port) perfectly paired with dessert courses— frozen coconut cream, herb sorbet, green strawberry; whipped carm white chocolate, tofu (豆花!), sesame; screw pin honeycomb cake & tamarind pâte de fruit — a month ago

Roots Run Deep Winery

Educated Guess Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Great wine for some homemade pizza. Delicious! — a month ago