Carneros, North Coast

7 Cellars

Elway's Reserve Carneros Chardonnay 2019

This is a tasty and elegant Chardonnay from Carneros.

Dry on the palate with medium acidity. Buttery and elegant.

Showing citrus, oak, vanilla, spices, overripe pears, yellow apples, light earth and limes.

Nice length on the finish with limes and black pepper.

Spicy and interesting. Good by itself or with food.

This oaky Chardonnay is very good right out of the bottle, but needs an hour to chill and relax. Still young and would be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.

I paired it with a beautiful view on the lake.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$37.
— 6 days ago

Hermes, Daniel P. and 8 others liked this

Cruse Wine Co.

Ricci Vineyard St. Laurent 2020

Persistent fine mousse, wild strawberries, slightly vegetal, fun and fresh 😋 — 8 days ago

Severn, Josh and 9 others liked this

Etude

Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir 2014

A light and fruity note on the nose. A beautiful Pinot with just the balanced acidity and flavor. I’m tasting blueberry, raspberries, a touch of sour cherries and, soft leather. I was pleasantly surprised at the affordable price and the older vintage; I feel like this wine has come of age. — 3 days ago

Myriad Cellars

100% Whole Cluster Las Madres Vineyard Syrah 2013

Shay A
9.3

This was one of the red wines I served for my annual WWC hosting, alongside a 2016 Pellegrin Gamay, 2017 Chacra CyC, and 2015 Force Majeure estate Syrah.

As all wines are tasted blind, I totally get the guesses of Cayuse-like Syrah. The 100% whole cluster use here is undeniably distinct. For the most part, it seems to be a love it or hate it style (I love it). By the time we all got to this, it had been in the glass 1-2hrs. Deep purple, with massive stemmy/green aromatics that hit you in the face. Wintergreen notes, too. On the palate, it’s funky, herbal, spice driven notes wrapped around underripe blackberries and rhubarb. This is a floral, savory, spicy Syrah at 8yrs that seems crazy youthful. Likely hangs in this window for a while. Bravo, Mike Smith.
— 24 days ago

Jason, Tom and 28 others liked this
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Still haven’t tried any of his Syrahs,
Shay A

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach : At the price, a no brainer.
Jason and Jennie

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach @Shay A no brainer for sure. The whole cluster wines are stand-outs

TOR Kenward Family Wines

Carneros Chardonnay 2019

Ron R
9.5

Day 3 and this has just extended and expanded its wings. As it has evolved over the weekend, notes of butterscotch and raw cane sugar emerge. Such a wonderful expression of the valley, which many can afford to indulge.

Wagyu NY strip in the foreground after sous vide. Ready to be finished in our cast iron skillet with smoked sea salt 🤗
— 9 hours ago

Jonathan, Adam and 23 others liked this

Domaine Carneros

Estate Carneros Pinot Noir 2017

Pale ruby color. Aromas of cherry, cranberry and an earthy/ mushroom aroma. Flavors of dried red fruit, strawberry and an elegant black tea finish. — 5 days ago

Tom, Shay and 14 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Does sound elegant! Cheers!🍷

Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Verméil Demi Sec Sparkling Wine 2013

Strawberry leaf, white peach, and lime zest. Rich, creamy, yeasty notes of grilled bread. Vanilla. Nice mouthfeel, well balanced. Drinking this on the verge of the autumnal equinox, for which it seemed perfect. — 7 hours ago

Barnett Vineyards

Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Barnett Vineyards Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay 2019: Medium-body. Great structure & balance. Round & rich flavors. Citrus. Apple. Stone fruit. Honey. Oak. Butter. Spiced cream. All in all, a juicy & complex CA Chardonnay; exceptional on all fronts! Great day to all! Cheers🍷 — 4 days ago

Carter, Trixie and 1 other liked this

Paul Hobbs

Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Enticing Pinot. Intense burgundy color with baked red cherries and leather notes on the nose. The pallet has soft fruit, bright acidity which is beautifully balanced with earthyness that just keeps you salivating way beyond the finish. Slight hints of cocoa and oak of the mid pallet as well. Quintessential Carneros Pinot, but then again, I’ve loved most Hyde Vineyard wines I’ve tasted. — 12 days ago

Jeremy.Buss, Daniel and 16 others liked this

Quivet Cellars

Hulda Block Las Madres Vineyard Syrah 2017

I think this could be my favorite @Mike Smith wine! — 9 days ago

Jason, Jason and 12 others liked this
Jody Scharf

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OK Skip just ordered a bottle. Your love is good enough for me. 2017. 50 bucks and I paid 20 for shipping. 🤪