Knights Valley, Sonoma County

A. Rafanelli

Unfiltered Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019

Popped and poured; enjoyed over a 24-hour period with very little evolution. No formal notes. Enjoyed alongside the 2015. Tonight, the 2019 showed brighter and almost exercised some restraint. Definitely still showing signs of its youth and a more proportional mix of red and black bramble fruit when compared to the 2015 which was more black in profile. Balanced and endowed with great structure; acid showing particularly well. Better after 2025 but I wouldn’t at all be surprised to see myself enjoying this late into the 2030’s. — 4 days ago

Paul, Ira and 5 others liked this

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

A great holiday wine period. Decante and drink. — 15 days ago

Deborah Kennedy Isacksen
with Deborah
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Hirsch Vineyards

San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir 2010

Jimmy Hayes
9.3

This older bottle is showing so beautifully! Aging totally gracefully, still with life left ahead. Delicate, and flavors still leading with fruit. — 10 days ago

LM, Eddie and 4 others liked this

Beringer Vineyards

Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

v17. Consistently vey good! Soft, fresh cut cedar nose. Juicy, rich, black currant fruit. Bright, long, mocha and leather finish. Enjoyable! — a month ago

Kosta Browne

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2010

Amazing and holding up so well, got all the right things going on! — 18 days ago

Marcassin

Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

2013 vintage. Overtly decadent, überripe and spent when tasting just after decanting. No sediment. Initial temp tasted was at about 60 degrees F. Rated an 8.8. Beyond golden color in the decanter. Prepared an ice bucket ice bath with double linen napkins atop the remaining ice and placed the decanter roughly 25% into the ice bath. Let sit for 20-25 mins. Retasted. Wine temp was closer to 45 degrees F. Completely different wine. Tasted like a top-notch, 10 year old Meursault with ridiculous amounts of vanilla bean and crème brûlée. Slight undercurrent of acidity wove the entire endeavor together. Now? A 9.4. Not my style but it didn't suck. 11.15.23. — 23 days ago

Ericsson, Ted and 13 others liked this

A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Lovely, beautiful wine. Plums, cedar, black tea, herbs like tarragon, cherries, blackberry. The nose is wonderful to smell. Palate is so well balanced. More baking spice on the palate with a continued fresh herb and fruit. As it finish there’s a touch of fruit punch that comes through that I just love. It’s not sweet but like the essence of fruit punch. I need to buy more wines from this place. I always love them. — 19 days ago

Raul, Tom and 1 other liked this

Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1994

Elegante, aunque ya despidiéndose, mantiene una nariz intensa. Fruta madura, madera, toque de balsamico . Me hubiese gustado probarlo 10 años atras — 5 days ago

Kosta Browne

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2012

David T
9.3

From brine to seasoned to cooked bird.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Gotta have two glasses with Thanksgiving Turkey, one for dark & white meat.

Nicely, ripe blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, dark cherries, medium intensity, dark spice, cinnamon stick, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, dark & red fresh and withering florals, near perfect acidity and a lush, balanced, long finish. At it peaks.
— 15 days ago

Shay, Severn and 16 others liked this