Clarksburg, Central Valley

Beau-Rivage

Chenin Blanc 2017

Medium-deep gold, white flowers, pear, almond skin, high acid ⚡️ — 6 days ago

Shawn, Yianni and 9 others liked this

Syrahmi

Cuvée X Heathcote Shiraz 2013

Savoury plum on the nose which comes through on the medium weight palate with savoury plum blue fruits, and mineral at the same time. Had that trademark Heathcote earthiness and finishes with Heathcote dirt. Love Heathcote when it is medium weight and not a blockbuster. — 5 days ago

Aravind, Ira and 17 others liked this

Field Recordings

Pèt Nat 2020

My first Pétillant Netural (Pet Nat) style wine, and it is quite unique & wonderful.  Pear, green apple & honeysuckle on the nose. A naturally sparkling wine, it has a beautuful light effervescence which brings bright strawberry & apple up front with interesting hints of salted lemon. Paired quite well with a fresh tomato basil pasta! ($16) [9/14/21] — 8 days ago

Dry Creek Vineyard

Clarksburg Dry Chenin Blanc

Light and crisp and delicious, perfect on a day date with a very special someone — a day ago

Wade
with Wade

Sine Qua Non

Entre Chien et Loup White Rhone Blend 2015

This is a very interesting Chardonnay based white blend from California.

Full bodied and bold with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate and fruit forward.

Showing citrus, ripen apples, spices, melons, light tropical fruits, oak, sea salt, mangoes, honey, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Not for everyone, but if you are looking for a different kind of wine, try this.

Spicy, tangy and very rich. Showing great complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Thank you John for sharing this with me.

6 year old is very unique. Not my style necessarily, but interesting enough for me to enjoy it.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 44% Chardonnay, 40% Roussanne, 8% Viognier and 8% Petit Manseng. Aged for 19 months, mostly French oak barrels and some in concrete and stainless steel.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$200.
— 2 hours ago

Jason and Daniel P. liked this

Arnot-Roberts

Kirschenmann Vineyard Zinfandel 2017

Alder Yarrow
9.2

I tend to like everything that @duncanarnot and @make but I don’t buy every wine they make, mostly because I don’t have an unlimited budget and there are some of their wines I really, really love. But recently I decided to get a bottle of their Kirschemannn Zinfandel, and it’s glorious. At 12.6% alcohol it’s this wonderfully easy-to-drink balance between boysenberry fruit and lovelely fresh herbal essence. Fabulous acidity and wonderfully floral finish. Zinfandel made like a Pinot Noir, if you will. Ethereal even. And how can you go wrong with vines farmed by @ownrooted? 2017 Arnot-Roberts “Kirschenmann Vineyard” Zinfandel, Mokelumne River, Lodi, CA. — 6 days ago

Ira, Shay and 7 others liked this
Ira Schwartz

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@Alder Yarrow Never knew they made a zin. 
Quinn Roberts

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It’s a beautiful interpretation. Unlike any CA sin you’ve ever had.

Folk Machine

Clarksburg Chenin Blanc

M
8.9

$25ish org, tart, acidic, mild, cherry tomato -Sam liked more than Mimi — 17 days ago

Brecon Estate

True Acacia Head Central Coast Albariño 2020

This is a very tasty Albariño from California.

Showing limes, lemons, citrus, green apples, herbs, earth and minerals.

Dry on the palate with mild complexity.

Good right out of the bottle and better with food. Lemony, tangy and spicy.

I paired it with baked grouper with herbs and lemons.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$36.
— 13 days ago

Philip, Veronika and 7 others liked this

Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau

Silex Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Stat bright pale straw. Lighter but inviting nose of Asian pear, toasted vanilla spice, and rocks. Palate is medium full yielding chalky pear, flinty citrus rind, and a hint of chalky vanilla. Medium long finish, especially as the wine warms up. The flagship wine of Domaine Dagueneau lives up to all the hype. “A red in white clothing,” as my drinking partner puts it. Allegedly, Didier preferred this wine with a rare steak. I totally get that, having had this with a lightly marbled New York strip (and shrimp). It’s Cabernet Sauvignon’s mother after all. So much complexity and general “stuff” in this wine! If you’re one of those who won’t spend a lot on white wines, you’re missing out. This is up there with Savienneres and White Burgundy among white wine royalty. Fork over the cash. You won’t regret it. Drink now through 2026. — 7 days ago

Ron, Deborah and 5 others liked this
Ron R

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Great bottle. Made by his son after his sudden death approximately 10 - 12 years ago…
Keith Crump

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Love this wine