Carneros Highway

Courtney Benham

Carneros Rosé of Pinot Noir 2018

Bright salmon rose. Abundant (even when cold) earthy nose of musty cherry and the dreaded forest floor. Medium palate echoes the nose with a bit more red cherry and raspberry. More earthy than the typical California rosé. Add in the medium plus acidity and you have a rosé that’s made for food as well as summertime sipping. Drink now, of course. Or wait for next summer’s release. — 10 days ago

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Selene

Hyde Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 1998

Cathy Corison
9.6

Thanksgiving on the crush pad! Golden. Honey, squash, rich, straw, melons — 4 days ago

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Mark Eastom

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Late pressing. What a year.

Aubert

Hudson Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay 2016

16’ Aubert Hudson. Palate is full of ripe pears, peaches, honey almonds, orange blossom, light acidity. Gorgeous wine.
This Chardonnay has got considerably better over the last 12 months. Thinking it will be even better early next year. Drinking window 2021–2026.
— 19 days ago

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Mike R

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Great pull and congrats on your son one more time
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Thank you, Mike

Clos Pegase

Mitsuko's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

The Clos Pegase label features Pegasus, painted circa 1890 by the French artist Redon. Pale lemon with aromas of fresh fruit and floral scents. On the palate apple and melon flavors, creamy with pronounced oak and citrus notes. Medium finish, good balance ending with fruit and oak character. Still tasting well. Good value! We just tasted beside a Stags Leap, Pegase won, and it’s $5 cheaper!! Nice!! — 15 days ago

Alex, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Sarah Francis

Beckstoffer Carneros Lake Vineyard Chardonnay 2011

Ron R
9.5

What a way to kick-start the weekend. Impressive for its honied, unctuous nose. Palate displays caramelized notes with butterscotch, with an oily, silky texture. Ripe pineapples combine with allspice to complete an alluring presentation. While fully mature, this example is still singing from the rooftops. — 17 days ago

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Myriad Cellars

100% Whole Cluster Las Madres Vineyard Syrah

Ok if you enjoy Napa Syrah which I don’t. — 5 days ago

Tom, Eric and 13 others liked this

Provenance Vineyards

Carneros Chardonnay

Delightful chefs aperitivo while making Thanksgiving dinner. White peach, lemon zest, hint of vanilla. A non-buttery chardonnay 👍 — 4 days ago

Quivet Cellars

Hulda Block Las Madres Vineyard Syrah 2016

Profoundly elegant. Perfectly toes the line between new and old world. I literally asked why I don't just drink this every time!!! So so good. — 8 days ago

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Baldacci Family Vineyards

Elizabeth Carneros Pinot Noir 2016

Loads of fruit expand on the nose -mostly strawberry with a little bit of cranberry. Not much spice, but some mild toasted oak. This is medium to full-bodied for a pinot noir. Acidity was medium low, and perhaps for that reason I wasn't getting the more tart fruits, like pomegranate, that the description was touting. The oak gives it a nice custard note on the palate. Tannins are low and smooth. At 14.5% ABV, I was surprised; the alcohol is very well concealed going down. Overall, it's a good wine. Fruity and smooth; a crowd pleaser. Nothing to complain about, but I would have liked a little more acidity and complexity perhaps. — 2 days ago

Garnet Vineyards

Stanly Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Classic label, classic color. Plenty of aroma. Cherry is there. Hint of tree gum? Rocks. Green banana. Flavors are on point. Juicy, elegant and sleek. Some black olives to balance the fruits and flowers. This is very nice CA Pinot in the style they do out here. — 2 days ago

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