Black Hills Estate Winery

Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Red Hills Lake County Petit Verdot 2019

Deep purple in color with a tiny purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet plums, cooked cherries, oak, light vanilla, tobacco leaf, earth, dark chocolates, black pepper and Mediterranean spices.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with currants, plums, cherries, sweet raspberries, spices, cedar, chocolates, tobacco leaf, licorice, herbs and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Petit Verdot from Lake County in California. Big, bold and spicy. Feels like a Napa Petite Sirah.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and a teeth staining color.

The mix of black and red fruits is very interesting. Tangy and rich.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Drinking very nicely now, and will continue to age in the next 5 to 7 years.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food.

Organic Petit verdot grapes are grown at 2,200 feet of elevation on red volcanic soil. A tiny production of only 1,300 bottles.

15.1% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$65.
— 8 days ago

Ted, Jay and 16 others liked this

Brooks Winery

Sweet P Brooks Estate Vineyard Riesling 2014

2014; Father's Day 2022.
👅 Apple juice, dehydrated nectarine, green banana peel, faint vanilla creme, old vinyl | 👅 Honey drizzle over fresh apple pie, under-ripe yellow apple, white peach. Considerably more advanced than our prior bottle, seems some bottle variation here, but one more bottle in the cellar for confirmation.
— 7 days ago

Romain, Anthony and 21 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I remember when Brooks was $12.00 a bottle.

Morgado Cellars

Rita's Crown Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2018

Ron R
9.5

This reads like a book written for me (which it wasn’t). Love this decadent, OTT pinot. Layered, sweet and textured with oodles of cola. — 2 days ago

Jason, Shay and 33 others liked this

Clarendon Hills

Astralis Syrah 1997

Pure and powerful but completely resolved. There’s a core of iron tinged red meat and dark blue fruit but hints of black tea, white pepper and spice. As much Burg as Côté-Rotie at this point, completely ready to go. — 7 hours ago

Matt, Ted and 8 others liked this

Big Table Farm

Laughing Pig Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

Light salmon in color with a pink hue.

Fruity nose of raspberries, strawberries, cherries, spices, light herbs, citrus, limes and light vegetables.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, earth, spices, citrus, pears, red apples, minerals and white pepper.

Nice finish with spices and limes.

This is a very tasty Rosé from Oregon. Nicely balanced with a soft and elegant mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food. Showing nice complexity and very easy to drink, so watch out.

I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Pinot Noir grapes. Unfiltered and unfined. A small production of only 450 cases.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$36.
— 7 days ago

Ted, Romain and 16 others liked this

Grgich Hills Estate

Estate Grown Napa Valley Chardonnay 2019

This is a delicious Chardonnay from Napa Valley.

This three-year-old needed a lot of time to open up properly. I opened it yesterday, and I did not like the nose at all. So I put the cork back, and kept it in the fridge overnight. What a wonderful difference.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Showing citrus, lemons, apples, pears, tropical fruits, guava, lychee, black pepper, spices and light oak.

Nicely balanced with a fresh mouthfeel.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

92 points.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

$35.
— 17 days ago

Peter, Douglas and 22 others liked this

Cameron Winery

Abbey Ridge Pinot Noir 2019

Gor
9.2

Signs of cemi carbonic maceration tastes like a cru beajolais with an extra layer of complexity. Black pepper, red currant, cherries, roses. Cool stuff. — 2 days ago

Black Sheep Finds

The Joy Fantastic Sta. Rita Hills Syrah 2020

An awesome Syrah……wines from Sta. Rita Hills are 🔥🔥🔥 — 2 months ago

Brent and Eddie liked this
Eddie Dukes

Eddie Dukes

Couldn’t agree more! 👊

Brooks Winery

Bois Joli Vineyard Riesling 2013

2013; Father's Day 2022.
👃 Over-ripe green apples, celery greens, wet slate, tart green apple peel, cane sugar | 👅 Granny Smith apple wedge, baked green apples, low residual sugar. Noted improvement from our prior bottle. Drink or hold.
— 7 days ago

Alex, Romain and 21 others liked this

Lobo Hills

Yakima Valley Merlot Rosé 2020

Small local producer. Rosé wines from Merlot aren’t typical here in the PNW. Dusky orange, excellent clarity. Label notes it was aged on lees, with aromas of “strawberries, peaches and melons” with “flavors of cherries, raspberries, strawberries and black pepper” For me, strawberry seed and melon aromas with flavors of cola and black pepper, surprise. Almost dry, rounded mouthfeel, defined skin astringency on finish, not excessive but present alongside some mineral and leesy character. Worth seeking out — 18 days ago

Trixie and Daniel P. liked this