Maxville Lake Winery

Maxville Lake Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Just got this bottle and enjoyed. Somewhat of a classic Napa Cab with dark berry (raspberry in particular), spice, slight pepper hints, chalk and modest earth tones. Medium tannins and finish. — 16 days ago

Ron and Mike liked this

Enfield Wine Co.

Heron Lake Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Doesn’t bowl you over with concentration but Enfield is all about subtlety and balance. Green apple, pear, slightly bitter lemon finish, not a whiff of butter or vanilla or toast in sight — 2 days ago

Iwan, Tom and 8 others liked this

Forge Cellars

Dry Classique Seneca Lake Riesling 2018

Wow! I would never guess NY blind. A bunch of petrol with white flowers, a bit of key lime, some vegetable or grass like flavors, excellent acidity. Love it. — 8 hours ago

Josh liked this

Hermann J. Wiemer

Magdalena Vineyard Riesling 2019

Cathy Corison

Mistook this for Austrian Riesling. Again. — 20 days ago

Alex, Severn and 20 others liked this

Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Red Hills Lake County Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious Cabernet.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Beautiful nose of wildflowers, blueberries, blackberries, light cedar, licorice, spices, black pepper, chocolates, dark coffee and earth.

Full bodied smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, plums, blueberries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light earth and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Lake County in California. Drinking very nicely now, with nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food. Will be nice to revisit this in a few years, and see how it evolves.

Good right out of the bottle, but so much better after 2 hours of airtime, when it becomes so aromatic. Loved smelling on it for a long while.

Grapes are grown on rocky red volcanic soil, at elevation of 2,200 feet. A blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Petit verdot. Aged in (80% new) French Oak barrels. 1800 cases produced.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 3 days ago

Daniel, Jonathan and 13 others liked this

Hermann J. Wiemer

Seneca Lake Dry Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

Spring rosé, not summer lol. Cherries, liquorice, stone fruits, creamy. Grows on you 🤔 From the May wine share. — 11 days ago

Daniel P., Severn and 2 others liked this


Seneca Lake Chardonnay 2018

A chardonnay that opines like a burgeoning young talent ripe with potential. The restrained oak the bottle promotes is truly restrained. If you're looking for a new kind of chardonnay, somewhere in between California and Burgundy this one may be a good contender. — 13 days ago

Ira liked this

Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Red Hills Lake County Petite Sirah 2017

Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.

Nice nose of black currants, plums, cooked cherries, sweet cedar, light earth, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, tobacco, chocolates, coffee and herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and smooth

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, wood, spices, vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso, chocolates, light earth and herbs.

Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a very tasty Petite Sirah from Lake County. A nice sipping wine that doesn't need food at all. Easy drinking with nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. I gave it a couple of hours in a decanter.

This Single Vineyard is tasty, spicy and interesting. Really enjoyed the nose here.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.

100% Petite Sirah grapes where grown at 2,200 feet of elevation. Aged in (40% new) French Oak barrels. A small production of only 150 cases.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 9 days ago

Tom, Doctor and 13 others liked this

Beaver Creek

Horne Ranch Petite Sirah 2018

Black cherry, cassis, bramble fruit, blueberry, violets, lavender, black pepper, some stemmy/tarragon/tomato leaf/underbrush. You don’t find too many natural winemakers taking on bold reds like Petite Sirah, but I’m glad Beaver Creek does and has no qualms about going up to 14+% alc. The wine feels a little thin on the palate for a California Petite, but really over delivers on the range, intensity and precision of favors, especially for the <$20 price—and it’s from a biodynamically farmed single-vineyard (Horne Ranch, which seems like a pretty majestic place from the photos I’ve seen) to boot! Great with bacon-eggplant-cheese burger. — 23 days ago

Josh, Matt and 2 others liked this

Double Diamond (Schrader)

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

90. Opened beautifully. Soft — 3 days ago

Douglas, David and 2 others liked this