Black Hills Estate Winery

Grgich Hills Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Just a baby. Raspberry compote. Blackberry, black currant, licorice, and mocha. Acid, tannin, and fruit working in beautiful harmony.
Alcohol stands out at 14.6% and it’s expensive, which both drop the rating. Organic farming.
— 13 days ago

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Wente Vineyards

Southern Hills Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Surprisingly good and well balanced with lots of oak and finish — 18 days ago

Domaine Drouhin

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2022

Burgundian notes, earthy but with notes of black fruit and even some strawberry. 1 hour decant definitely helped it open more. — 24 days ago

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Sea Smoke

Ten Estate Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

A lovely wine. Raspberries, black cherries, and plums. I slightly prefer the 2016, but this is still an excellent wine. — a month ago

Sea Smoke

Ten Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2011

The anticipation and patience displayed holding this for 10 years was amply rewarded. Clear, brick-ish color, tight nose that eventually opened to loads of red fruit, Burgundy like in its combination of lushness and reserve. Subtle and layered even after all these years. — 2 months ago

Liquid Farm

Golden Slope Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2017

Paul J
9.7

Exquisite gold color. Insane nose! Minerals, beeswax, and subtle honey. Same on the palate. Oily, dense texture, which I love. This is right in my wheelhouse! I could swirl this in my mouth all night! — 18 days ago

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Eric Urbani

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@Paul J one of my favorite CA Chards! Check out Stars and Dust, a spin off from one of the cofounders at LF !
Paul J

Paul J

Will do! Thanks for the rec!

Cristom

Eileen Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2021

Over NyE dinner. Excellent wine - smooth and tart delicious — a month ago