Mokolumne River, Central Valley

Didier Dagueneau

Silex Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Magnificent. Pristine bottle, richness and depth yet weightlessly elegant. Did not taste a day over 4-5 years old, possibly younger, absolutely incredible. Yellow tree fruits, gooseberry, lees, wet stones, river water, fines herbs, blossoms, struck rocks, cool verbena, earth. Top form and demonstrated its class with absolute truth. — a month ago

Daniel and Mike liked this

Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Bold, fruity. Nose of oakiness, currant. $55/bottle at Stoney River steakhouse — 3 months ago

Ira, Alex and 6 others liked this

Acquiesce Winery

Lodi Clairette Blanche 2019

This is a nice white blend from Lodi. Showing citrus, lemons, apples, earth, vegetables, spices, river rocks and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing and drinking very nicely now.

Dry on the palate and feels like a touch of old world white.

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

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 4 months ago

Josh, Daniel P. and 12 others liked this

Margins Wine

Block 20 Wilson Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2020

Tastes like strolling along a river bank on a sunny fall day with a slight chill in the air.

Unripe green apple, white grapefruit, white peach, white nectarine, lemon and tangerine oil, lime blossom... and SO MUCH minerality. This is textbook wet stone, cool slate, and sea-breeze salinity. Lean and precise, with laser-cut acidity; not austere, but it might be if it didn’t have such an unexpectedly lush mouthfeel.

If I didn’t know this was Chenin, I might blind it as an Aligoté or a Romorantin. I’d love to try this again in 3 years or so!
— 2 months ago

Emmett Dzieza
with Emmett
Diane, Josh and 1 other liked this

La Rochelle Winery

Recherché Reserve Rosella's Vineyard Pisoni Pommard Clones Pinot Noir 2015

Well made wine, great balance and fruit. Reminisce of a Russian river grape, but from Santa Cruz — 4 months ago


Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Nice, classic expression. Citrus, tangerine, tangy white peach. Lots of energy without coming across as austere. Crisp, river rock finish. — 5 months ago

RJ and Ira liked this

James River Cellars

Montpelier Blush Table Wine Rosé Blend

Very drinkable, pleasant sweet flavor — 2 months ago


Harris Knowles Vineyard Syrah 2019

Light to med/light limpid purple... actually looks more like Pinot or Gamay in the glass. Light aromas of raspberry, tart cherry, slight metallic, and forest- floor. I like the weight, the lifted savory dryness, the lightness of the wine as it glides over the palate. Not a hint of sweet, of Jam, or over-ripeness. It caresses food, but might otherwise commit the unpardonable sin of falling into “good” rather than something more grandiose... but tonight, with good pizza and watching Biden’s speech... “good” is more than acceptable. — 3 months ago

Jason, Dawn and 5 others liked this

McManis Family Vineyards

Estate Grown River Junction Viognier 2019

Well balanced fruity nose, slightly acidic, medium finish. Mild oak flavor. Nice but not a great Viognier. I like Cline better — 5 months ago

McManis Family Vineyards

River Junction Chardonnay 2019


2019 Jahrgang, Banane in der Nase, Cremigkeit, leicht nach Hefe

Am Gaumen Banane, Birne, aber auch eine gewisse Säure, evtl. wie Limette, dazu Vanille und Cremigkeit, etwas süßes

Die Säure scheint etwas stärker als 2018er und ein wenig aggressiv

Vollmundiger Körper
Med Säure (etwas bitter, aggressiv)
Med+ Suesse
Keine Tannine

Dennoch gut, und fügt sich zu einem recht harmonischen Ganzem

— 5 months ago