Grgich Hills

Sea Horse Winery

Wild Syrah 2017

100% syrah.
wild fermentation.

13.5% abv.

light to medium body.

red berry juice the 1st day.
was wishing i waited a year or more.

balanced and much more interesting 24hr later. still fruity but with added spices lifting it much higher.
— 5 days ago

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The Eyrie Vineyards

Trousseau 2017

Damn tasty. Beautiful pale plum color, rose petal, strawberry and mossy earth. Palate is red fruit driven (duh) showing tangy cranberry, pomegranate, cherry, rhubarb, a little sea salt, and some leafy and floral elements on the back. Goes fast and pleases most, and goes great with roasted pumpkin seeds — 3 days ago

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Ken Brown

Radian Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

medium ruby, tawny rim; plum, raspberry, rose petals, dried leaves; red fruits, good length; mid-weight, nice acidity, fine grained tannin, 14.5% ABV; made from 100% Pinot Noir composed of 53% clone 115 and 47% clone 667, sourced from one of Santa Rita Hills coldest vineyards in southwestern corner of appellation unsheltered from cold winds and Pacific Ocean fog, aged 20 months in 29% new French oak; $70 — 14 days ago

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Grgich Hills Estate

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

Apple, cedar, lemon, honey, dried apricot and oak. Good acidity and balance. — 8 days ago

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Chanin

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Great Pinot for Cabernet lovers, at only
13.8 ABV. Can’t think of another $30.00 pinot I’d choose over this


Winemaker's Notes: "These grapes were harvested on August 19th and September 3rd at an average of 23.0 brix. The grapes underwent a four-day cold-soak with 1-3 punch downs by hand daily. Once dry, the wine was pressed and put into French oak barrels (15% new) where it stayed for 15 months before being racked and bottled unfiltered in February of 2018."
— 3 days ago

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Analemma

Tinto Mosier Hills Tempranillo Syrah 2017

Bought at winery. Garnet red, moderately extracted pigment. Leather, tangerine and red fruit aromas. Oak and cherry flavors, slight seed bitterness, good acid, wood and somewhat gripping acid-skin astringency on finish. Drinkable now, but not sure what additional aging will get you tannin-wise. More wood dominance and less fruit? Balance among the elements now so why wait? Winery tasting notes mention fresh fig (yes, how did I miss that?) petrichor (huh? Turns out I know what this is - smell of dust or dirt after rain first falls on soil, but I didn’t pick this up in the wine) and red currant (close enough). 40/25/25/10 blend of Grenache (tangerine note), Tempranillo, Syrah (cherry) and Mencia, 228 cases produced. If you’ve never heard of Mencia, Analemma or this AVA, you have to check them out! Only one bottle to taste *sigh* Give the wine an hour for the red fruit to come out and develop length, and a better quaff at that — 5 days ago

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Antica Terra

Angelicall Pinot Noir Rosé 2013

From terrific wine maker Maggie Harrison, a Rosé like no other. It drinks almost like a natural red Burgundy. It reminded me of Prieure Roch Le Cloud or Sylvain Pataille Marsannay. Good depth to it and nicely textured showing a cool minerality, balanced acidity, cherry bubblegum, mandarin orange and a touch of damp earth and Asian spice. I had it left out and off of ice and treated it like a red. Seemed to be the right move as it becomes more expressive the less cold it is. Super unique wine and happy to have finally tried it! Great stuff. — 3 days ago

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Chris McClellan

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Very cool!
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@Lee Pitofsky : A favorite “rosé” of mine. Feels weird to call this a rosé based on its structure! I love having this slightly above cellar temp. I had my last 2014 a few months back that seemed to be drinking perfect, so these definitely can age.
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@Shay A Yeah totally!

Grgich Hills Estate

Estate Grown Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

Rich with oak and almond over white pepper, pear, and a hint of mineral. — 10 days ago

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Cameron Winery

Abbey Ridge Chardonnay 2017

The more I drink these wines the more I’m convinced they are some@of america’a best chards. Laid back remarkable — 2 days ago

Paul, Arden and 10 others liked this