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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. — 10 days ago

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Tamar Ridge

The Devil's Corner Chardonnay

Clean, crisp and flavorful - a bit riper than Chablis but very much a cool climate Wine; this has green apple, green pear, acacia, flint and wet stone, and a bright bit of herbal greenery in the background. There is more body here than in Chablis with a hint of creaminess on the palate. Really enjoyable, a food-lover’s wine. Grilled lobster, steamed shrimp, fried chicken, the possibilities are endless. — 11 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! — 6 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2018

Deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits and tangy spices. On the palate flavors of blackberry and raspberry with black pepper, tar, spice and a touch of earthy herbs. Fine rustic tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit, earthy spice and some oak. Nice! — 14 days ago

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Eminent Domaine

Reserve Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir 2018

At the vineyard for a vertical tasting with Kathleen, Jay and Josie Barton, Jenny Rhodes. "Yummy fruit". Much warmer and complex than the younger vintages. Nice full mouthfeel. — 16 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

50th Vintage Geyserville Alexander Valley Zinfandel Blend 2015

Berries galore. Really need time for this one to open. Not something to rush — 3 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2016

Once a year a bottle of (Ridge) "Geyserville". :) Unfortunately this one is my last from vintage of 2016. — 11 days ago

Beaux Frères

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2004

2004; Ripe cherry, sweet cherries, mahogany shavings, damp soil. 2H decant, more time needed. Just under a case left here, actual notes on future bottles.

Post No. 3000
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Bob McDonald

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Congratulations Severn. Post No. 4000 coming up.
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Congrats Severn, your notes give tremendous joy. Keep up the good work.
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Cheers to the next 3000 @Severn Goodwin !

Cameron Winery

Abbey Ridge Pinot Noir 2019

Had with spicy clam pasta. Wow. Incredible. Robust. Floral. 10 — 8 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Dynamite Hill Petite Sirah Zinfandel

W. Vestiges of fruit the first night with the usual incredible balance more tannins the second night. — 9 days ago