Canoe Ridge Vineyard

Scott Paul Cellars

D122 Pinot Noir 2013

Wow, the six years since my last btl have really been generous to this wine. Absolutely lovely light-styled PN now. On the nose: perfumed red fruit, loads of stony minerality, soft rose hips, a hint of blood orange..fantastic aromatic complexity and still rather primary. On the palate: excellent density, very nice acidity and weight, with more spicy red fruit and lots of stony notes. Lovely soft spice and very soft tannin on the elegant finish. This is fantastic now, and seems like it will age very gracefully, if this btl is representative. Yum! — 3 days ago

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Chehalem

Wind Ridge Block Pinot Noir 2014

translucent ruby; black raspberry, rose petals, crunchy dried leaves, Asian spices, hints of smoke; medium body, medium+ acidity, nice tannic spine, 14.3% ABV; sourced from a younger block of Ridgecrest Vineyard with élevage in 43% new French oak — 16 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Ridge California Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

From a mini vertical of Monte Bello at a friend’s house. This 08 is easily the most concentrated of the 06, 07, 08. A bit of lemony oak is still yet to integrate on the nose, but all the components are there. Best concentration of the bunch. The fruit is rich and pure and the tannins and acids are really in nice balance. Give this 5 more years. — 7 days ago

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Canoe Ridge Vineyard

The Expedition Horse Heaven Hills Merlot 2015

Slightly acidic. Slightly sweet. Refreshing. — 17 days ago

Beaux Frères

The Giant Pinot Noir 2018

Simply a beautiful Pinot Noir. Exceptional wine from Mikey Etzel. Approachable now but the two other bottles and the magnum I have promise to be amazing in years to come. — 14 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Adelaida Vineyard Roussanne 2019

Very nice 100% Roussanne from Paso Robles.

Golden round fruit, grassy Paso terroir, with the structure of a barrel ferment. Fantastic and enjoyable now, but harkens for autumn notes of roasted Quail with wild rice stuffing with golden raisins, lavender, and fire roasted veg.

Enjoy over next three years, possibly more
— 6 days ago

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Eminent Domaine

Ridgecrest Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Very approachable Pinot Noir for a 2018. Soft, smooth, nice! — 14 days ago

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Brick House

Casserole Clos Ladybug Gamay Pinot Noir 2018

Biodynamic Gamay and Pinot with 5% Chardonnay. Killer juice. Adult koolaide. — 4 days ago

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Jenks

Jenks

Man, they do no wrong.

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

From a Ridge mini vertical at a friend’s house. 08, 07, 06. This 06 is by far the most evolved. Nose is sweet with ripe, almost prune-tinged fruit. I hesitate to say prune because it has a bad connotation but this is really good. And at its peak. Lots of sweet, old library notes. Still a lot of tannin, but the flavors are revolved so don’t wait for more tannin to drop. A real pleasure-giver. — 7 days ago

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Willful

Ribbon Ridge Chardonnay

Reminiscent of meursault slash ladioux — 2 days ago

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