Refugio Ranch


Watson Ranch Chardonnay 2021

David T

One of the few CA Chardonnay I enjoy. You can spend more on one, but for under $40, this works really well.

Arnot-Robert’s rides the fence of CA Chardonnay & White Burgundy nicely. Has a bit of Ca Chardonnay backbone with the creamy body of White Burgundy.

Nose does not show much at first. Green apple, pear, lemon, lime. White peach, caramel notes, cardamom, paraffin, cream, yellow & spring flowers.

The body is creamy with nice viscosity. Green apple, pear, lemon, lime. White peach, caramel notes, cardamom, paraffin, cream, very light honey notes, sea spray, light chalkiness, yellow & spring flowers. Excellent round acidity, beautiful, soft structure, well balanced and a pleasant finish.

A couple more years in bottle add a point or two & more complexity. .

A little history from their website. Watson Ranch Vineyard is perched on a steep hillside overlooking the San Pablo Bay at the southernmost end of the Napa Valley. The ranch was named after early Napa attorney, Augustus Watson, who owned the property in the early 1900s. The adjacent property is an abandoned limestone quarry which historically employed over 300 people, mining material to make portland cement used to rebuild San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake.
— 18 days ago

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Pax Mahle Wines

Castelli-Knight Ranch Syrah 2016

Rob N

I enjoyed this peppery syrah with classic notes of blood and iron. For a ‘16, there was a surprisingn amount of sediment in the bottle, and the last glass was a little bitter. But overall, an interesting wine. $55 SommPicks. — 18 days ago

Quivet Cellars

Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Loads of red fruit but still tight even after a 3 hour decant. Still paired well with a burger!Would give it a few more years. — 9 days ago

Tom, "Odedi" and 7 others liked this

Nickel & Nickel

State Ranch Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

High acid, preferred Vaca Vista — 5 hours ago

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Anthill Farms

Campbell Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Dark crushed fruit, red and black licorice, black tea and sweet berry finish. — 6 days ago

Eric, Ira and 5 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Buchignani Ranch Carignane 2022

John Howard

Agree with previous notes here. Very nice! — 16 days ago

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Clary Ranch Syrah 2014

Subtle, nuanced. Quite unusual for California Syrah — 5 days ago

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Patz & Hall

Chenoweth Ranch Pinot Noir 2018

This was juicy but not too much of a fruit bomb. Layers of strawberries and cherries with a subtle earthiness. Mineral driven palate complemented by great fruit on the medium plus palate. 30+ second finish. Wish I had another. — a month ago

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