Madera, Central Valley

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Big and bold Pinot! Deep purple/garnet color. Aromas of cooked black berry/raspberry, purple flowers, black licorice and pepper spice. More black cherry and blueberry fruit on the palate with notes of dark chocolate, baking spices and maple. Quite rich, concentrated and viscous. Velvety tannins and moderately low acidity. Big Pinot! — 11 days ago

Daniel P., Paul and 3 others liked this

Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

8/2023. So good. Full of flavors and so nice on the palate. Paired well with the duck served at Hall’s Chophouse. — 20 days ago

Tom, Dawn and 3 others liked this

Michael David Winery

7 Deadly Zins Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2019


Opens well. Aka ways looking for another bottle — 14 days ago

Saxum Vineyards

James Berry Vineyard Red Rhône Blend 2010

2010 vintage. Thinned out somewhat, body-wise, yet still packing a punch. Lots of complexities still in the tasting grasp. 9.20.23. — 3 days ago

Bob, Severn and 8 others liked this

Gnarly Head

Old Vine Zin Lodi Zinfandel 2020

This is really good - vibrant, fruity — 4 days ago

Sea Smoke

Ten Estate Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Lovely! Light tobacco on the nose. Strawberries on the front — medium tannic structure that’s silky into the finish — a light toasting with mineral high notes that completes with slightly sour zing on the finish to knock us out of our complacency. — 15 days ago

Domaine Vacheron

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2022

such a consistent wine in every vintage ~ see my 2021 notes ~ but will say 2022 is a little more subtle ~ don’t drink it too cold! — a month ago

Dawn, Paul and 8 others liked this

Michael David Winery

Freakshow The Strongest Man on Earth Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon

Color of dark purple, thick with nice legs. Nose of coffee beans, cigar box, dark fruits like blackberries, and some ripe grapes. Taste follows the nose with addition of nice acidity, oak note, and spicy sweetness. Some marginal tannins and warmth to balance the flavors too. Aftertaste shows some more strawberry note and more savory acidity. On par. — 8 days ago

Daou Vineyards

Pessimist Paso Robles Red Blend


Deep deep purple. It was a warm day yesterday I might have chilled this first. Ripe mouth watering juice. — 22 days ago

with Jeni
Ericsson, Anthony and 8 others liked this

Alban Vineyards

Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2017

Deep ruby. Ripe sweet cherry, chocolate nose. Blackberry, black licorice, tobacco, toast. Long finish. — a month ago

Shay, Joseph and 2 others liked this