Petite Arvine

Grosjean Frères

Vigne Rovettaz Vallée d'Aoste Petite Arvine 2010

Nose woody cedar really nice. Balanced on palate with understated but delicious drying tannins and lovely covered fruit pinot flavoe — a month ago

Ridge Vineyards

Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend

This is a blend, but hit all the high notes I love about Zin. Bright big red berry jam and black pepper! — 19 days ago

Dearly Beloved Wines

I Thee Central Coast Red Blend

Lori K

Nice fruit, smooth, a bit acidic — 6 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2012

David T

Another great Ridge. There is a bit of v/a - brettanomyces on the nose but the palate is solid. 71% Zinfandel, 19% Carignane, 7% Petite Syrah, 2% Mataro & 1% Alicante Bouschet. This blend changes year to year but, the quantity is always solid. Once again, I’ve been at this a long time, but I have never opened a bad bottle of Ridge.

Ripe, juicy; blackberries, black raspberries, plum, dark cherries, boysenberries, raspberries over that hover over the top. Touch a black pepper, dry crushed rocks, volcanic limestone minerals, dark, rich soils, pine tar, melted, dark chocolate, caramel notes, vanillin, some black tar, notes of herbaceousiness, moist clay, violet for days, some lavender, amazing acidity with a well balanced, smooth structure/tension and a beautiful finish that lasts a full minute.

Happy Labor Day weekend!
— 22 days ago

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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. — 20 days ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Petite Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 1999

Nice to open an Imperial with office colleagues. Elegant - with tannins present but refined. Still quite vibrant and juicy on the palate - it has peaked but not in decline. Really enjoyable. Nothing like opening a 6 L bottle!! — a month ago

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Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2017

Ruth Chris $111, light tannins, heavy tobacco, not full bodied med body great for price — 20 days ago

The Prisoner Wine Company

The Prisoner Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend 2021

Deep purple in color; plums, black cherries, and oak on the nose; high acidity; high tannins; a little hot; tastes like black plums, licorice (I think), and blackberry jam with a long peppery finish. Nellie likes it. I do too, but it's more fruit forward than what I prefer lately, but very good — 6 days ago

Nellie Bauman
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The Prisoner Wine Company

Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend

Not my favorite but enjoyed it with a good steak — 22 days ago

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