Kumeu River

Patz & Hall

Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2019

Pale lemon color with aromas of ripe fruits, citrus, vanilla and nutty scents. On the palate complex flavors of apple, peach, pineapple and lemon citrus, well balanced with acidity on a nice mouthfeel. Long finish ending with oak, vanilla, mineral and citrus notes, will continue to age. A beautiful Chardonnay. Pair this with a Red Snapper topped with a celery, tomato and olive compote. — 22 days ago

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Paul Hobbs

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016

Gold color with subtle cloudiness. White Burgundy nose - butter, camomile, oak, and a touch of minerality. Similar on the palate with above average depth and thickness. Just my style. A little more reserved and less refined than previous bottles. — a month ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Shay, Tom and 3 others liked this

Jolie-Laide Wines

Fanucchi Wood Road Vineyard Trousseau Gris 2022

Peach, cherry pit, honeysuckle, salinity. Juicy. — 2 months ago

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Kosta Browne

One Sixteen Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2014

Ming L
9.4

Pear, baked apple, dried apricot, and subtle roasted nuts on the nose. The palate is the harmonious fusion of vigorous fruits, pristine acidity, and integrated oak richness.
The best RRV chard I’ve tasted. Will have another 2-3 years peak drinking window.
— 21 days ago

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Kosta Browne

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2010

Amazing and holding up so well, got all the right things going on! — 16 days ago

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Tropical fruit, white grapefruit, flowers, sea spray, baking spices, Chantilly cream, green peppercorns, and hints of chalky minerals. Lengthy, smooth finish. Perhaps more aromatic with less concentrated fruit than the 2017. Australia once again showing its strength for super complex, outstanding Chardonnay without the Napa or Burgundy prices.

Worth noting critics rating this 94-98 pts. With the increased aromatics, I prefer it ever slightly to the 2017.
— a month ago

Pax Mahle Wines

Castelli-Knight Ranch Syrah 2013

(Guess I’m racking up some vintage reviews of this…) ‘14 in ‘23. white pepper, green pepper, black pepper, black berry, celery salt, black plums wet tobacco. Aging well. — 12 days ago

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Twomey

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

A perfect pairing for Thanksgiving: Towmey and family. — 14 days ago

DuMOL

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Always love DumDuMol Pinots — a month ago

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Paul Hobbs

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Medium-deep, ruby-purple color.
Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, tea leaves, sweet floral.
Dry. Flavors of black cherry, blackberry, black tea, floral. Medium, silky tannins. Beautiful notes!

Intensity: 5/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— 2 months ago

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