Grey Sands

The Sands

Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir 2019

Quite dark colour for Pinot
Raspberry rhubarb and berries on nose and palate
Soft tannins and lingering taste, good acidity
Overall very good
— 13 days ago

Rivers-Marie

Summa Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Cherry cola bergamot orange (earl grey) still singing... — 16 hours ago

Ira liked this

Viña Ventisquero

Grey Carménère 2014

Peppercorns, some green pepper, earthy notes. Good acid and tannins, structure! Black peppers leather... "Elegant" MM. Explore Chile Class! — 2 months ago

Paul liked this

Trader Joe's

Platinum Reserve Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Yet another example of ignore the label; just enjoy the juice. Cherry, rose petal and earl grey tea flavors. Velvety mouthfeel. Long finish. Elegant. Easily drinks at 4-5x the price. Go and grab this and thank me later. — 25 days ago

Andrew and Steve liked this

Grey Stack Cellars

Four Brothers Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Cherry pie and allspice on the nose. Silky cherry, cinnamon, strawberry shortcake, cranberry, mincemeat pie, and minerals. Medium minus tannins, medium alcohol, and high acid. — 2 days ago

Claire CahoonSusan Cahoon
with Claire and Susan

Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Syrah Viognier 2006

David T
9.3

Haven’t opened a lot of Ridge lately but, have over my life. Still have not opened a bad bottle of Ridge. Not even one corked.

I also learned a long time ago, never open Ridge reds young.

The nose reveals, ruby, candied, spice driven, floral fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, strawberries & creamy raspberries. White pepper, dark, medium spice, anise to black licorice, vanilla, clove, touch of nutmeg, alcohol vapors, mixed berry cola, dark, rich, turned earth, grey volcanics, limestone, dry, crushed rocks with bright, candied; dark, red, purple & blue florals framed with in soft field of violets & lavender.

The palate is rounding up to its peak but, it is still ascending. The tension, structure, length & balance have started their prime integration. The tannins have round, tarry, meaty baby teeth. Ruby, candied, spice driven, floral fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherries, strawberries & creamy raspberries. White pepper, dark, medium spice, anise to black licorice, vanilla, clove, touch of nutmeg, alcohol vapors, mixed berry cola, sweet tarriness, used, French expresso grounds, moist clay, warm, well done toast, touch herbaceous tree sap with bark, eucalyptus, some mint, dark, rich, turned earth, grey volcanics, limestone, dry, crushed rocks & top soil, oak barrel shavings with bright, candied; dark, red, purple & blue florals framed with in soft field of violets & lavender. The acidity is round & refreshing. The long, well balanced, ruby, lush, elegant finish loads as juicy fruits rounding into a great combination of earth & spice persisting for days.

Not quite the pizza pairing but, the evening was put together last minute & I wanted to open the 97 Phelps Syrah.
— 7 hours ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

I agree... love their stuff, even the younger newer stuff. I had pizza and Tempranillo tonight! Happy Thanksgiving!!
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Grey Stack Cellars

Dry Stack Vineyard Rosemary's Block Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Ron R
9.3

At $22 per bottle, I challenge you peeps to better this in terms of quality, and sheer enjoyment. Prior notes apply. — a month ago

Kimberly, Jody and 50 others liked this
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Challenge accepted. I just had a 12 oz. bottle of 7-up. .65 cents!
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Still a Bevan beater

Simon Bize & Fils

Savigny-les-Beaune Pinot Noir 2016

Yum. Forrest after a rain, pine, pomegranate, sweet earl grey tea. Fantastic. Bize, bitches. — a day ago

Ellen Christen
with Ellen
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Jean Vesselle

Oeil de Perdrix Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne

David T
9.1

Introduction Champange from our friend Christina.

Lighter & leaner style of Rosé from what we normally drink. Soft mousse & micro oxidation. Strawberries light orange citrus, cherries, blackberry reduction, watermelon right on the rind, edgy, grainy chalkiness, grey volcanics. spot of saline/sea spray, baguette crust, pink rose pedals & flowers. The acidity is soft & splendid. Excellent finish that is well balanced, has nice tension, smartly polished & persists nicely for minutes.
— 5 days ago

Christina ChampagneJames
with Christina and James
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AXR Winery

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

David T
9.1

As you start your walk through their redwoods, there is a stop to taste their Chardonnay. The walk is relaxing & beautiful. However, you could still smell the char in the air as you stroll. The fire came down the mountain to their property line. It was an on-site fire crew from San Jose, Ca that protected their property. When I left our visit, there was a strong smell of char in my shirt from the breeze blowing down the mountain that had burned above them.

Their 16 Chardonnay is good. It’s Napa/Sonoma classic in fruit profile and not crushed in new oak which is the way I prefer it. Green apple, lemon, lime, some pineapple, cream, medium backbone, limestone, grey volcanics, lilies, white flowers & jasmine. The acidity is quite refreshing with a nicely polished & not overdone finish. Wire to wire a pleasant Chardonnay.

Photos of; their main house out front where you approach the property, inside tasting salon area, outside branded bar and another vantage point of their woods behind their tasting room.
— 14 days ago

Shay, Dawn and 24 others liked this