Canyon Road

Ferren Wines

Frei Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Shay A
9.3

Even though I’m a big fan of Ferren’s Frei Rd Chardonnay, this was my first Frei Rd Pinot.

Not sure of normal experiences here, but the richness here seems to fall in between Rivers Marie (love) and Aubert (just so so for me). Darker color in the glass…bit of a purple tinge to it. Aromatically it sports potpourri, violets, underripe black cherries, underripe blue fruit and some cedar. Initially, the front palate seems like it will be heavy based on all of the flavors but it turns really elegant. Dark chocolate, a slight roasted character, and spicy fruits. With RM, I get that orange zest note, and with Aubert, I get more alcohol and kirsch. My in between note here is more ripe pomegranate than either of the others. These probably need 5-7yrs from vintage to be in a good spot. Followed over two days and stayed consistent.
— 6 days ago

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@Bryan Kesting : I think there is some confusion. @David L ‘s comment was for the Chardonnay, but my post was for the Pinot. I definitely think the pinots need about 7yrs as this one at 5yrs was young! Or maybe everyone is wanting to discuss the chard!
Bryan Kesting

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Sorry for the confusion. I personally feel the 7 year mark is best for both the Pinot and Chardonnay…generally speaking. Im sure it also depend on vintage. My opinion.
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@Bryan Kesting : Ah, got it. I haven’t had the Frei chard with that much age, but it sure was good at 4-5yrs, however, definitely young. I’ll do my best to hold a bottle.

Stolpman Vineyards

Hilltops Ballard Canyon Syrah 2014

5/2021. Big flavor and taste. Nice on the palate. Paired very well with filet at Hall’s Chophouse. — 10 days ago

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Edmunds St. John

North Canyon Road Syrah 2015

Jeremy Shanker
9.2

One of the masters of domestic Syrah. Killer— — a month ago

Eric, Erik and 16 others liked this

Stolpman Vineyards

Estate Grown Ballard Canyon Syrah 2017

This tasty red reminds me of our family trip to the area and the amazing wines we shared! In particular, this Syrah is very fruit forward with tart blackberry and a bit of pepper. Doesn’t blow me away, but still quite delicious #hopvwineclub #houseofpurevin #detroit #coronavino — 3 days ago

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Larner Wine

Ballard Canyon Rosé 2020

Perfect wine to keep my quenched while grilling!!! Thanks @Michael Larner — 5 days ago

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Rudd

Jericho Canyon Red Blend 1998

I remember tasting this wine around 20 years ago & I remember exactly what it tasted like. One of the best wines from Napa for the 98 vintage. Rice a Roni should give David Ramey the Jericho Canyon fruit back to make Cabernet. These Rudd & the Ramey Jerichos are top notch. I just read Pepsi now owns Rice a Roni. — 17 days ago

Ron liked this

Felton Road

Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2016

David T
9.2

Dark cherries in the salad meet dark cherries.

If you love mid & dark, ripe fruits, spice, soft dry earth-dry gravel & stone, pronounced limestone, soft, fresh tobacco and cool climate acidity for days, spend $60-$65 on a Block 3 or 5 Pinot Noir. So good.

Both lettuces picked hours ago from my garden.
— 8 days ago

Eric, Bob and 14 others liked this
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Nice lettuces

Ramey Wine Cellars

Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Green apple and very acidic. Very light citrus on nose — 15 days ago

Peter, Alex and 4 others liked this

Littorai

Mays Canyon Pinot Noir 2005

Impressive balance and flavors in year 16. Remains clean and retains elegance showing sappy bing cherry, earthy components of tree bark, light sand and dark soil (almost volcanic). Has some light sandalwood and a touch of weight and warmth on the finish. Well done — 25 days ago

Dawn, Mike and 2 others liked this

Stolpman Vineyards

Ballard Canyon Roussanne 2018

Lovely wine, continued to get better as it warned up a bit. — 3 days ago

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