Bishop's Peak

Porter Family Vineyards

Atlas Peak Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

This is big, broad and bold. Hundred percent cab aged in seventy-five percent new French Oak. Limited production to just over two hundred cases.

Visibly the wine is a deep ruby color with a tight rim.

The nose is intense with dark fruit, cassis, coffee, dark chocolate, but also earthy humid forest aromas.

The mouthfeel is luxurious and enveloping with the perfectly ripe dark fruit, just a touch of dried spices, vanilla, oak, and a long savory earthy finish. The wine is dry, full bodied, ultra smooth with round but persistent tannings with medium plus alcohol and medium acidity.

It’s extremely surprising to me how approachable the wine is at release. Although, I may know the reason: the cave wine making and cellaring facilities at Porter; I can certainly feel the humidity of the caves in the wine. Praying I can keep my hands off my other couple of bottles for the next 5-10 years, just to see how much better the wine will be then.
— a day ago

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Jeff Orlowski

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Love Porter wines!
Ericsson

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That makes two of us @Jeff Orlowski

Turley

Mead Ranch Zinfandel 2016

WOW - what a fantastic Zin- so smooth- will definitely seek out the meed ranch again soon — 22 days ago

Rob Hunter
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Jolie-Laide Wines

California Trousseau Noir Blend 2019

Crushed peak season strawberries, rhubarb, sour cherries, pink peppercorn, violets, hibiscus, chalk. Incredibly drinkable, crushable, smashable. This wine makes me feel cool. I want to get drunk off of this wine - will always buy a bottle whenever I see one. — 6 days ago

Mark Huang
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Bishop's Ring

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Ripe, rich, round, and concentrated with juicy black fruit, next to cinnamon, nutmeg, cedar, vanilla, dill, and leather notes; also high alcohol and velvety tannins.

Bold and structured
#napavalleycabernet from #darioush
— 16 days ago

Deked1
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Alpha Omega

Stagecoach Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Not much decanting … big bold and with a good balance. — 15 days ago

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Precision Wine Company

Technique Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Extremely smooth and velvety. Would highly recommend. Full bodied but still felt light on the palate. — a month ago

Cirq

Treehouse Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

May have passed it’s peak. Less the show pony it usually is. Still very good but definitely different than normal. Less fruit forward. More edgy. — 12 days ago

Andrew, Eddie and 10 others liked this

Hunnicutt

Cutt Fearless Red Blend 2018

Just a small blend of dry creek zin, kick ranch syrah, farella merlot, malbec, cab, and of course Pinot. Easy drinking wine for summer sipping. Baking spices come out in full force on opening but mellow out with some air — 17 days ago

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That is quite the combination. Happy you enjoying it.
Jason and Jennie

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@David L you guys need to come drink our wine on our rooftop
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If we make it to Seattle … that’s a given. 

Côte West

Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak Sauvignon Blanc 2018

100 days of skin contact sounds almost biblical, but it hits the Goldilock’s “just right” spot just right when it comes to orange wine—in this case Sauvignon Blanc.
Mango, mandarin orange, grapefruit pith, saffron and tumeric with a real salinity - and touch of volcanic earth (pine mountain soils) - on the nose and finish.
When I visited the winery (based in east Oakland), Brett mentioned that a couple of months into the maceration “experiment” the ferment started smelling really funky, but then once day 90 arrived the really funky stuff faded and the wine got pretty. I’d agree; this is a really pretty, very distinctive and texturally exciting wine.
— 22 days ago

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Pierre Matrot

Meursault-Perriéres 1er Cru Chardonnay 2013

At peak, for my palate. Nothing to add to my last note (see Cellartracker). Stunning. — 2 days ago

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