Coast Ridge Cellars

Ridge Vineyards

Halter Ranch Grenache Blanc

Sooooo good . Get your hand on it an drink! — 7 days ago

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Justin Vineyards & Winery

Isosceles Reserve Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1999

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This is a fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Paso Robles. Easy drinking and spicy at this point.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Showing red and black fruits with vanilla, licorice, cedar, earth, peppercorn, leather, tobacco, chocolates and coffee.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

Showing great complexity with a smooth mouthfeel. So pleasant and enjoyable by itself, and really gorgeous after 3 hours of airtime.

This 23 year old is not going to get any better with time, but it is delicious now. I just love these aged Bordeaux blends.

Interesting, elegant and rich. Fruit forward and extracted.

I've had a younger vintage of the Reserve a few years ago, and it is very consistent. Nice to see these quality wines out of Paso Robles.

Robert Parker 91 points.

A blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and 19% Merlot. Aged in French oak barrels for 33 months (60% new). Unfiltered and unfined.

14% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$180.
— 3 days ago

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This is one of the first serious red wines from Paso back in the day - great to see it holding up
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Held up beautifully

Ridge Vineyards

Mancini Ranch Carignane Zinfandel 2019

Absolutely delicious. The 27% Zin makes itself noticed on the nose, which has the telltale brambly blackberry competing with the deep red berries of the Carignane. And there’s a bit of the signature Ridge American oak adding a vanilla/smoky note on top of a little gravel. Texturally soft and mouthfilling, it’s ripe but in beautiful balance. Tangy acids from the Carignane. A bit of tannin, but it’s very soft. I don’t see this as a long ager, but really nice now. The finish is a little short, but that’s common in my view with Carignane, which tend to give a significant initial whack of flavor and then dissipates quickly. — 14 days ago

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Cruse Wine Co.

Monkey Jacket North Coast Red Blend 2019

Bargain find in Houston TX. Lovely blend of pepper, blackberries and cranberries and the slightest hint of effervescence that gives lift. Enjoyed outside in 90 degree Texas humidity and was light as a feather. Perfect example of the balance that can be achieved with California wines. — 3 days ago

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Rivers-Marie

Summa Old Vines Pinot Noir 2016

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9.4

Consistently my favorite RM Pinot, this was the last of my 2016s…no restraint! No surprise, it showed the most layers but also the most in reserve for evolving down the road. For those who still have, I’d hold another 2-3yrs, or decant 2+hrs.

This was opened later in the evening alongside other wines, but at least was given a decant for about an hour before it was mostly consumed. Out of the 2016 single vineyard Pinots I’ve consumed, the easy answer is it’s mostly similar to the Summa, but just because that’s the easy answer doesn’t mean it’s the wrong one. The similarities with the black tea, pomegranate, mint, and muddled underripe raspberries are obvious but where it diverges from the Summa is with the blood orange…the citrus layers here are absolutely fantastic. A great combo of fruit and savory notes (doesn’t seem to have much whole cluster), with nervy acidity and a lengthy finish. This is just beginning to unfurl.
— 2 days ago

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Great note and thanks for the heads up about holding for 2-3 years. Cheers!
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Great note and thanks for the heads up about holding for 2-3 years. Cheers!

Optio Vineyards

Paso Robles Petite Sirah

Optio Vineyards San Luis Obispo Grenache 2020, California

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Strong nose of blueberries, dried figs, raisins, oak, licorice, cooked cherries, vanilla, spices, espresso, cola, light tobacco and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with stewed blueberries, cherries, oak, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with round tannins.

This young Grenache is drinking very nicely already. Spicy and rich.

Nicely balanced with mild complexity. Showing a smooth mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime. Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

Easy drinking and good by itself. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Grapes were aged in oak barrels for 17 months. A tiny production of only 3 barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$58.
— 9 days ago

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McNab Ridge

Mendocino Cabernet Sauvignon

M C F
9.1

Loved it. Great finish. — 13 days ago

Broc Cellars

Love Red North Coast Carignan Blend 2021

Enter the glou-glou world:
N: Peppery cranberries, bitter orange rind.
P: Med-light on the palate w red fruits and minimal tannins.
Refreshing w a slight chill on a MUGGY day.
— 14 days ago

Andrew, Brian and 9 others liked this

Folk Machine

Central Coast Pinot Noir 2021

Pale ruby color. Aromas of cherry, smoky cedar and baking spices. Dry wine, easy drinking, good cherry flavors with cedar finish. — 13 days ago

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