Borden Ranch, Central Valley

Halter Ranch

CDP Estate Bottled Adelaida District Grenache Blend 2020

The wine looks very dark in the glass. The nose is bold, with big cherry, raspberry and blueberry aromas. There are also notes of oak, but just trace amounts. A caramel aspect floats from the glass periodically. The palate is full of bold fruit and a passel of tannins, as my grandparents might have said, had they ever talked about tannins. The fruit dominates the flavor profile. The name on the label isn’t too far off. You might think it is a CDP while sipping it. — 13 days ago

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Ancient Peaks

Santa Margarita Ranch Zinfandel 2020

Bold fruit forward Paso Robles Zinfandel. Dark ruby/purple color. Aromas of cooked raspberries, cinnamon and vanilla. Red and black cherry, blackberry and black raspberry on the palate with hints of coffee and black licorice. Black pepper spice note on the lengthy but elegant finish. Nice balance of acidity and alcohol and tannins (though noticeable) are in check. Luscious texture. Thanks for sharing, Keith S! — 3 months ago

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Kick-On Ranch Riesling 2019

Never would have guessed it was a Grüner but it was soooo lovely — 5 months ago

MacMurray Ranch

Central Coast Pinot Noir 2021

Full bodied for a Pinot noir, nice little jammy bite on the end — a month ago

Ancient Peaks

Santa Margarita Ranch Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Affordable steak night wine. BlackBerry forward. Great option to serve guests preferring cab sauv over Malbecs — 2 months ago


Adams Ranch Vineyard Syrah 2019

I had this over a couple of days and it improved with time. It’s a medium bodied, fairly rustic new world Rhône blend. You really get the whole cluster fermentation straight away, maybe a bit too much today but might integrate more in with further cellaring. On the palate it has an inky texture and plenty of fruits, olives, earth, herbs and a distinct note of salty liquorice. A bottle to revisit in the future. — 4 months ago

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MacMurray Ranch

Estate Vineyards Central Coast Pinot Noir 2021

Big flavor for a Pinot Noir. Very nice — a month ago

Wente Vineyards

Riva Ranch Heritage Block Chardonnay 2021


Excellent, reliably good Chardonnay. Guests like it! — a month ago

Ancient Peaks

Oyster Ridge Santa Margarita Ranch Red Blend 2019

Winebow made on west side of Hwy 1 cool night hot days closer to Pacific so ripe wine 39.99-36.67 — 3 months ago

Halter Ranch

Ancestor Estate Reserve Adelaida District Red Blend 2018

5/2023. Enjoyed this one. Bold and full of flavor. Very nice on the palate. — 6 months ago

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