Red Tail Ridge Winery

Scott Paul Cellars

D122 Pinot Noir 2013

Wow, the six years since my last btl have really been generous to this wine. Absolutely lovely light-styled PN now. On the nose: perfumed red fruit, loads of stony minerality, soft rose hips, a hint of blood orange..fantastic aromatic complexity and still rather primary. On the palate: excellent density, very nice acidity and weight, with more spicy red fruit and lots of stony notes. Lovely soft spice and very soft tannin on the elegant finish. This is fantastic now, and seems like it will age very gracefully, if this btl is representative. Yum! — 17 hours ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Ridge California Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

From a mini vertical of Monte Bello at a friend’s house. This 08 is easily the most concentrated of the 06, 07, 08. A bit of lemony oak is still yet to integrate on the nose, but all the components are there. Best concentration of the bunch. The fruit is rich and pure and the tannins and acids are really in nice balance. Give this 5 more years. — 5 days ago

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Switchback Ridge

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Ron R
9.3

As a Brit, fish, chips and mushy peas is my signature dish .Yes, the mushy came from a can, which is the primary source. We started with a rosé, but we are now on Switchback, which is opulent and correct. — 11 days ago

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Mark Turner

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@Ron R you are inspiring me to dig some is this out of my cellar. Thanks for the reminder, I was always a fan of this wine.
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@Mark Turner, it’s impressive, especially if you can get it at a reasonable price.

Red Tail Ridge Winery

RTR Vineyard Semi - Dry Riesling 2006

F-ing awesome. So perfumed. Rides a wave of fall apple aromas up front. All sorts of florals too. On the palate there’s wonderful freshness, density, and length. At peak right now. Go NY! — a month ago

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Chehalem

Wind Ridge Block Pinot Noir 2014

translucent ruby; black raspberry, rose petals, crunchy dried leaves, Asian spices, hints of smoke; medium body, medium+ acidity, nice tannic spine, 14.3% ABV; sourced from a younger block of Ridgecrest Vineyard with élevage in 43% new French oak — 14 days ago

Ira, Mike and 3 others liked this

Devil Proof

Rockpile Ridge Red Blend 2015

Winner winner. The perfect Malbec. And that label is 🔥. — 12 days ago

Eric, Tom and 8 others liked this

Red Tail Ridge Winery

RTR Vineyard Teroldego 2017

Approachable, simple, dry, crisp and minerally. Great summer sipper, with food — 21 days ago

Beaux Frères

The Giant Pinot Noir 2018

Simply a beautiful Pinot Noir. Exceptional wine from Mikey Etzel. Approachable now but the two other bottles and the magnum I have promise to be amazing in years to come. — 12 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

From a Ridge mini vertical at a friend’s house. 08, 07, 06. This 06 is by far the most evolved. Nose is sweet with ripe, almost prune-tinged fruit. I hesitate to say prune because it has a bad connotation but this is really good. And at its peak. Lots of sweet, old library notes. Still a lot of tannin, but the flavors are revolved so don’t wait for more tannin to drop. A real pleasure-giver. — 5 days ago

Ira, Severn and 12 others liked this

Eminent Domaine

Ridgecrest Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Very approachable Pinot Noir for a 2018. Soft, smooth, nice! — 12 days ago

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