Clarksburg, Central Valley

Bouchard

Single Estate Cabernet Franc Blend

Bourchard single estate cabernet, 45% cab franc, 45% cab sauvignon, 10% tannat. Really beautiful simple blend. Part of the thomas Liquors September cellar six pack — a day ago

Folk Machine

Clarksburg Chenin Blanc 2018

B K
9.4

Glou from those dicks in the north end. Crisp and light. Did it. Watched righteous gemstones — 22 days ago

Alban Vineyards

Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2004

David T
9.5

It is my belief & I don’t think I am far from the mark that Alban profiled their wines from Rostaing. Rostaing started in 1971 & Alban in 1985.

Both have the roasted slope & roasted chestnut profile. The Alban is a better single terroir than the old world 7-8 vineyard blend of the Rostaing Ampodium. It’s riper & beefier. The fruits are roasted & ripe. The length, balance, tension & length are near the short of its peak.

The nose reveals; roasted chestnuts, stewed/baked/candied; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, raspberries, mulberries, expresso roast, dark, steeped, fruit teas anise to black licorice, dry, crushed rocks, dry top soils, clay, some bacon fat, juicy, savory meats, dark, moist forest floor, limestone, dark spice with fresh; purple florals with a field of violets & lavender.

The palate is; gorgeous, sexy, rich, lush & in perfect form. The structure, tension, balance & length are roasted chestnuts. Stewed/baked/candied; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, raspberries, mulberries, expresso roast, dark, steeped, fruit teas anise to black licorice, dry, crushed rocks, dry top soils, clay, some bacon fat, juicy, savory meats, dark, moist forest floor, limestone, dark heated spice with fresh; purple florals with a field of violets & lavender. in perfect form. Tannins are rounded, sweetly tarry. The acidity is perfect. The finish is very round & new world. It is a perfect balance of fruit & earth. It persists endlessly.

It is an old world teacher of new world.

Photos of; John Alban, two of their single vineyards and their barrel room.
— 8 hours ago

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Nice write-up and descriptors, @David T
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Bogle Vineyards

Phantom Clarksburg Chardonnay 2017

Awesome full long flavor. Beautiful smoky oak. Well balanced fruit, with apricot and other flavors. — 3 days ago

Sands Point

Clarksburg Merlot

Brads wedding wine — 7 days ago

Ryme Cellars

Heringer Vineyard Aglianico Rosé 2019

Bright clean delicious. — a month ago

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Margins Wine

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Lychee on the nose, herbal and briny on the palate — 4 days ago

Pine Ridge Vineyards

Clarksburg Chenin Blanc-Viognier Blend 2019

Deliciously fruity and light. Great patio sipper. — 14 days ago

Dry Creek Vineyard

Clarksburg Dry Chenin Blanc 2018

Mineral, peach, bright acidity very enjoyable. — 24 days ago

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Sans Liege

Groundwork Grenache 2010

Nose - ripe blackberry, dark fruits, charcoal, and a creaminess on the nose. Palate - jammy, acid still moderately present, creamy, alcohol at 14.9 has resolved itself. This is better than I expected. Stand-alone working well. — 15 days ago

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