Hearst Ranch Winery

Arnot-Roberts

Fellom Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Hands-down one of the best California Cabernet I’ve had in a very, very long time. I remember tasting with Arnot and Roberts a few years ago in New York at a trade tasting and being bowled over by how typical their syrah was to a Saint Joseph, but with this gorgeously fresh fruit.. Quite frankly to me what put CA wine on the map in the first place.

This Cabernet showed everything I like about great Cabernet. It was powerful, it was seductive, it was rich but balanced and fresh and showed all the classic hallmarks that the grape is known for. The slightest note of pyrazine folded in perfectly with the cassis, black cherry, and currant fruits. The palate had energy and complexity, generosity and a super long finish.
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— 12 days ago

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Pax Mahle Wines

Bearg Ranch Pineau d'Aunis

Impressive micro wine. Unequivocally Pineau d’Aunis Light bodied dark fruited, white pepper spices. Delicious savory and I thought it was Paul Janiver blind. For those unfamiliar it’s like a darker fruited gamay. — 6 days ago

Quivira Vineyard and Winery

Wine Creek Ranch Grenache 2016

N: strawberry, white pepper , slightly dried flower petals.
P: strawberry sauce and terracotta pot. White pepper, Stone, thyme and dried oregano.
— 6 days ago

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Ancient Peaks

Santa Margarita Ranch Chardonnay 2020

Was expecting a California butter bomb but instead got a pleasantly aromatic Chardonnay that was mostly fermented on stainless steel. This is a nice and affordable wine for someone looking for an “in between” style. — 11 days ago

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Sutro

⋆ Warnecke Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Brilliant deep red color. Fruit forward on both the nose and pallet (plum & black currant).with lovely influences of black pepper and slate. Just a hint of a green note. Good acidity, depth and balance. — 11 hours ago

Chappellet

Double C Ranch Chardonnay 2013

Buttery notes of crème brûlée and pear on the nose. Nice acid balanced the alcohol. Barrel age came through on nose and palate, and finished hot. Exactly what you want out of an oaked Chardonnay. — 7 days ago

Tolosa Winery

"1772" Edna Ranch Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Pretty golden in color.

Strong nose of citrus, oak, vanilla, Indian spices, lemons, apples, pears, light earth and minerals.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, apples, pears, light vegetables, earth, spices and white pepper.

Nice finish with spices and limes.

This is a very nice Chardonnay from Edna Valley in California. Nicely balanced with a smooth mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up.

Showing nice balance between the oak and the fruits, with nice complexity.

This Single Vineyard will age nicely in the next five years.

I paired it with a charcuterie board. A delicious wine.

13.4% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$58.
— 21 days ago

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Trixie

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Maritana Vineyards

Dutton Ranch Hansen Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Light golden in color.

On the nose ripe lemons, yellow apples, oak, light butter, citrus, vanilla, Indian spices, light honeysuckle and light tangerines.

Full bodied, creamy and bold, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with red apples, oak, vanilla, citrus, spices, sea salt, white pepper and light earth.

Nice length on the finish with lemons and almonds.

This is a very tasty Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. Showing nice complexity, especially on the nose. I really enjoyed the nose more than the palate.

This four year old is drinking very nicely now with lots of oak and vanilla notes. Still very fresh.

Good right out of the bottle, and much better after 30 minutes of airtime.

This Single Vineyard Chardonnay is a good quality wine, that will continue to age nicely in the next five years. I've had this vintage a year ago, and it is much better now.

Nicely balanced with a great mouth feel. Buttery and creamy, and better when not very cold.

Aged in French oak barrels. A small production of only 350 cases.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$90.
— 7 days ago

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Bedrock Wine Co.

Shake Ridge Ranch Amador County Barbera 2017

Rich, dark purple in the glass. Shy, reticent nose of dark pie cherry, and tobacco. Smooth, (perhaps too smooth) and ripe (perhaps too ripe)… definitely “New world” in style. I think perhaps Barbera needs a bit of roughness, wildness, primitiveness to balance the fruit. Still a nice accompaniment to hot Hawaiian pizza and late-summer heirloom salad. — 7 days ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Stephen Redenbaugh great notes! Vintage?
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Sorry Dawn… 2017…sometimes Vinous eats the vintage!

Tolosa Winery

Primera Edna Ranch Pinot Noir 2017

Very nice. Light, crisp, red fruit forward. A bit overpriced. — 7 days ago

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