Chalk Hill, Sonoma County

Williams Selyem

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2021

Medium Ruby color with aromas of berry fruits with notes of dried herbs, citrus and woody spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cranberry and cherry with espresso, vanilla and herb tea spice, well balanced with acidity. Fine soft tannins on a long finish ending with cacao, spices and slight earthy character. Very nice! — 8 days ago

Paul, Joe and 5 others liked this

Marcassin

Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay 2011

I’m calling this wine of the lunch imho. Fantastic. Probably over rating since I thought it would be dead. — 16 days ago

Shay, Bob and 3 others liked this
Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Surprise!. Not the biggest fan of their wines (white or red) but they have unexpected aging power.

A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Poured into a decanter about an hour prior to service; enjoyed over period that lasted a few hours. The 2008 pours a deep ruby color with a near opaque core; medium+ viscosity with moderate staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with mostly fresh, tart, vibrant red fruits: red brambles, red currants and tart cherries with some pyrazines, tobacco, some cool herbs, dry earth and gentle warm spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannin and bordering high acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is medium+ and the body is perceptibly leaner than both the 1988 and the 2018. That being said, I love its transparency because it is clearly telling part of the story of the vintage. The frost was merciless in Dry Creek in the spring of 2008. So far, the evolution seems slow to me. Drink now with a decant but considering the structure, this has a long life ahead. If I had another bottle, I would open my next after 2028. — 22 days ago

Ira, Aaron and 7 others liked this

Kosta Browne

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2021

On the nose, there is blackberry and dark cherry... On the palate, beautiful baked blackberry tart... Maybe even some baking spices in there as well including a wee cinnamon... The mild spice of an oriental pipe tobacco lurking... Acidity is middle of the road... Blueberry makes a late appearance... The tannins here are very soft and contributing to a long length that seems to go the earthy, savory direction... — 11 days ago

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Ira, LM and 2 others liked this

Marcassin

Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Another with Yung. — 5 days ago

Vanessa, Joe and 4 others liked this

Williams Selyem

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2004

4th place. Yummy oak and furry jewelry box. On the downslope. — 4 days ago

Shay, Eric and 8 others liked this

Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

A great wine. $69 served at Karl's Cabin — 13 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2021

Blend of 65% Zinfandel, 26% Petite Sirah, 5% Syrah & 4% Alicante Bouschet. Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, oak, spice and floral scents. On the palate flavors of cherry and raspberry with pepper, cacao, spice and smoky oak. Well balanced, fine tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit, smoke and spice. Will age. — 11 days ago

Paul, Henry and 7 others liked this
Lee Tian

Lee Tian

Can you give me a contact? I would like to know more

Beringer Vineyards

Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

On the nose, this is blackberry, red cherries, red currant... Cocoa powder? On the palate, the blackberry and current is still there, but certainly some herbal notes as well... Green pepper... Dried sage... Medium body and tannins are quite pronounced at this stage... Another couple of years may have been preferred to soften a bit though this may be at the expense of the great currant up front... I feel there's some smokiness in the texture that I like here... The finish is long and makes me think of tree bark... A nice pairing for us tonight with flank steak. — 7 days ago

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Martin, Robin and 2 others liked this

La Crema

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

This is one of my go to wines because it’s classic and goes well with many things. More in the oakier side and slightly heavy but I love the buttery flavor. — 22 days ago