Pence Ranch

Ridge Vineyards

Mancini Ranch Carignane Zinfandel 2019

Absolutely delicious. The 27% Zin makes itself noticed on the nose, which has the telltale brambly blackberry competing with the deep red berries of the Carignane. And there’s a bit of the signature Ridge American oak adding a vanilla/smoky note on top of a little gravel. Texturally soft and mouthfilling, it’s ripe but in beautiful balance. Tangy acids from the Carignane. A bit of tannin, but it’s very soft. I don’t see this as a long ager, but really nice now. The finish is a little short, but that’s common in my view with Carignane, which tend to give a significant initial whack of flavor and then dissipates quickly. — 14 days ago

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Cobb

Docs Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

John Howard
9.9

Unbelievably delicious. Perfect nose. One of Ross’ best. — 9 days ago

Ceccherini, Paul and 12 others liked this

Chateau St. Jean

Mallacomes Ranch Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Black cherry, raspberry preserves, eucalyptus, blackberry, vanilla, licorice and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins. — 3 days ago

Paul, Casey and 1 other liked this

Abreu Vineyards

Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

1 hour decant (lots of chunky/fine sediment). A stunning still dark ruby red with some purple hues. On the nose: blackberry, rich potting soil, slight menthol, little green veggie and black olives, floral. Taste: smooth wine, silky tannins coat the mouth with some dark cherries, bitter chocolate, soy sauce, pepper, and a metallic cedar dry finish. Seems like it should be drunk sooner than later, but holding its own at 20 years. — 13 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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B Cellars

Brown Ranch Pinot Noir 2019

Birthday Pinot for Jill. A really wonderful bottle with great expressions of all its profiles. Bright red and light. Has a strong knack for cherry cola, dark plums and wonderful spices. Just a bit heavy, but typical Carneros. — 12 hours ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian

Jamieson Ranch Vineyards

Double Lariat Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Pop n pour.
Sweet nose of cherrycoke and caramel macchiato.
On the palate the cherries and vanilla prevail. Medium bodied, some acidic freshness in the midpalate. Tannines? No sir. This is smooth and silky.
Quite simple, bordering on monolithic, yet tasty and delicious.
— 11 days ago

Jan, Peter and 8 others liked this

Kutch Wines

McDougall Ranch Pinot Noir

Jamie Kutch joined our tasting of 14 of his single-vinyard and Sonoma Coast Pinots - 2007-2013. My #2 — 6 days ago

Eric, Aravind and 13 others liked this

Nickel & Nickel

C.C. Ranch Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 18 months in French oak, 48% new, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits, cigar box, lavender and eucalyptus scents. On the palate flavors of black cherry, plum and currants with cacao, floral and minty notes. Fine dusty tannins, long finish ending with fruit, — 8 days ago

Rob, Daniel P. and 7 others liked this

Nickel & Nickel

Suscol Ranch Napa Valley Merlot 2018

Ming L
9.1

The nose is ripe but not jammy, with plum, red currnat, blueberry, cedar, a nice mix of warm spices and fresh herbs. The palate, not as rich as the nose suggests, is juicy and lush, lifted by a cool stream of round acidity. Round silky tannins.
Simply delicious.
— 3 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Carmichael Ranch Zinfandel Blend

perfect right now, just as Ridge guided on their label, fruit with backbone in the finish! — 10 days ago