Knights Valley, Sonoma County


Helena Dakota Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Rich nose full of charcoal and minerals. So damned primary, beautiful attack of cassis that’s just a tad green, but in a nice way. Lavender, tapenade. Monster with years to go. — 15 days ago

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Hanzell Vineyards

Hanzell Farm The Day Selection Chardonnay 2015

Interesting story. Put this in the freezer Saturday night for an after party bottle and promptly forgot it until the next day. I put it in the fridge bc of course the cork popped and it was a slushee. It thawed out today and I am enjoying a very nice wine. I think the freezing perhaps accelerated the aging a bit but it still amazingly tastes as it should. Nice Chard. Drinking young but it’s a fighter! — 9 days ago

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Nice recovery 😉

Rubia Wine Cellars

Ritchie Vineyard CHARDONNAY 2019

Rubia Wine Cellars Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2019 Russian River Valley, California

Light golden in color.

On the nose citrus, yellow apples, lemons, light oak and vanilla, spices and white pepper.

Full bodied, smooth and lightly creamy, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with apples, melons, pears, spices, light oak, vanilla, earth, light herbs and white pepper.

Nice length on the finish with spices and light almonds.

This is a delicious Chardonnay from Russian River Valley. Well-balanced with a great mouth feel. Elegant and rich.

Good by itself right out of the bottle, and better when not too cold, when the complexity shows up.

The light oak notes are very intertwined and give a luxury feel to the wine.

A good quality wine that would be nice to revisit in 3 years.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Chardonnay grapes were barrel fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 16 months on lees. A very small production of only 6 barrels were made.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 4 days ago

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Beringer Vineyards

Knights Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Good Cali Cab. The years on this have done their job and have dialed down the fruit and brought up the oak and earthy flavors on the wine. Surprisingly good. — 19 days ago

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La Mekerra Vineyard White Blend 2017

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Damn this was good @David L — 9 days ago

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Love Melka’s wines
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@Mike R Again with the great bottles you poured us. Wonderful bottle of wine that still hasn’t peaked yet. 

Beringer Vineyards

Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Fruit forward, soft tannins, enjoyable finish. Good value cab. — 11 days ago

The Hess Collection

Panthera Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

From the Hess Collection, most fruit from Dutton Vineyard, pale lemon with aromas of stone fruits, citrus, oak and spice. On the palate apple, peach and citrus with notes of vanilla and toasty oak. Long finish, vivid acidity ending with fruit, oak and vanilla spice. — 7 days ago

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Peter Michael Winery

Cuvée Indigène Chardonnay 2016

16’ Peter Michael Cuvee Indigene.
Do yourself a favor & decanted this in a cellar for 60- 90 minutes.
Intense nose of mineral, dried apricot, peach.
WOW… Rich pear, fig, butter, honeysuckle, hazelnut, Banana foster, 4/10 acidity.
Flipping sick!
Wish I had a case of this.
No problem holding onto this wine for another decade.
— 24 days ago

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Mark Turner

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@David L we had the 2014 version of this in a 6 bottle blind horizontal of all the PM chards back in May. Consensus of the wine group was the Cuvée Indigene was the favorite, even over the point rouge.
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@Mike R Your the man. Love you buddy!
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@Mark Turner Not surprised…that’s what I come to expect from Peter Michael. Just make the best wine you possibly can is there attitude. Get your hands on some of the 16. Wait a few years and enjoy.

Peter Michael Winery

'L'Esprit des Pavots' Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Unbelievably smooth- perfect pairing with the steak- definitely recommend - — 4 days ago


Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2019

Their 1st Chard produced, pale lemon with aromas of ripe stone fruit and spice notes. On the palate apple, peach and tropical fruit flavors with a nice dollop of citrus and buttery oak, wrapped in lively acidity. Well balanced, fresh medium+ finish ending with creamy mineral character. Nice. Tasting Sample. — 7 days ago

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