Red Pony Ranch

Bedrock Wine Co.

Dolinsek Ranch Heritage Red Blend 2013

Shay A

Though the brutal TX heat is back, it means plenty of time for grilling, and this was a fun red blend to pair with burgers.

A fun field blend where everything but the kitchen sink seems to be in here…mostly zin, with 6-7 lesser known varietals. A bit funky upon opening (pop and pour), this opened to reveal a brambly, tobacco leaf, weightless yet jammy profile. Soft and supple mixed fruits aromatically (mostly red and black fruits), with some added woody notes (more earthy than oak driven). The mid palate here reminds you this is zin to its core with plenty of black cherry compote and then the vibrant acidity driven finish sports some black pepper and spicy rhubarb. Mostly integrated at this point, I think this is at its apex.
— 2 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Buchignani Ranch Carignane 2017

Beautiful oak integration. Amazing with porky red pasta. For some reason when I come home from vacation I always reach for a bottle of Ridge — 9 days ago

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Scholium Project

1MN Bechtold Ranch Cinsault

Expected a VA bomb here and did not get it. Enjoyable right from PNP. Excellent cinsault. — a month ago

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Turd Ferguson

Turd Ferguson

Ive had a few of these. Seems a fair amount of of bottle variation

Shafer Vineyards

Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2019

A generous soul brought this to our college reunion/ get together BBQ-never a big fan of Cali Chard flavors (guava, pineapple, etc), I was won over by its tautness, silky mouthfeel, & fruit intensity. — 5 days ago

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Once & Future Wines

Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel 2018

This was our “back-up” bottle just in case the 1981 Clos du Val Zinfandel was DOA. In the end, the vitality of the ’81 rendered a back-up unnecessary however, we were resolved to open this nevertheless. The Old Hill Ranch is a historic vineyard endowed with a natural beauty that has few peers. Carefully farmed as a field blend with 30 other varieties, the vineyard is thought to be home to the oldest vines grafted to St. George rootstock (some of them are over 130 years old!!). The wine pours a bright ruby with no signs of sediment. On the nose, dark sour cherry, meat fat, brambles, and pie spice. On the palate, a mix of tart dark and red fruits, minerals, and a soft touch of baking spice. The finish is dry and long. Remarkable structure. Medium+ tannin, medium+ acid. This is a wine with tremendous vigor and it’s just getting started. While this is drinking very well already, I suspect these will have a very long life and should drink very well into the 2030’s and possibly, beyond. — 18 days ago

Shay, Byron and 14 others liked this

Patz & Hall

Jenkins Ranch Pinot Noir 2018

Light, fruity, and tart. Candy apple and peach. Still has lots and lots of time to mature but it isn’t an awkward teenager. Even though it’s a slow developer, it’s graceful and athletic as heck.

It reminds me of going to the county fair as a high schooler, wearing my letterman jacket, thinking I was so cool and nothing could be better.
— 3 days ago

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Abreu Vineyards

Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

1.5 hour decant (lots of chunky/fine sediment). An unbelievable deep dark ruby red with a little bricking. On the nose: jumping from the glass are sweet cherries, slight funky earth, mint, floral, slight menthol, vanilla leather. Taste: A smooth, rich, layered full body wine with dark cherries, chocolate, currants, spice, minerals, and a charcoal graphite long dry finish. Some tannins still present and will wait a couple years to open my remaining bottles...but, still rocking it this Saturday night!!! YUM. — 12 days ago

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Love the vintage.

Anthill Farms

Campbell Ranch Vineyard Syrah 2018

Tannins, acid, and fruit never came together in a dance... felt rigid. Had this alongside Melville and Holus Bolus, which were more enjoyable now. Am I missing something with the v97 rating??!? — 14 days ago

Trixie, Bob and 10 others liked this

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Mancini Ranch Zinfandel 2018

2018 Vintage. 15.1% Alcohol. Bright, crisp fruit with good acidity and medium body. Loved it. — 7 days ago

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Bates Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 1991

In formidable shape, wrapping up its third decade. The nose is striking. Smooth on the palate, tannins resolved, tertiary characteristics. Still enough fruit and acidity to keep it fresh. Cork was impeccable. Double decanted, modest amount of sediment. Winemaker’s comments: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, Bates’ Ranch. Dusty, earthy, aromatic cedar, berry bouquet. Elegant, rich, bright fruit flavor balanced with soft tannins. Unfined and unfiltered. 774 cases produced. Bottled November, 1993 — 11 days ago