River Rock

Oakwild Ranch

Toboni Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Reddish in color with a wide reddish rim and medium plus intensity. Very pretty.

On the nose bing cherries, blueberries, spices, light oak, light red candy, earth and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with bing cherries, raspberries, blueberries, light wood, light earth, spices and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 4 year old Pinot Noir from Sonoma County is drinking very nicely now. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel.

Fruit forward and easy drinking with a spicy finish. Fun wine and very tasty now. Alcohol is nicely integrated by now.

Will continue to drink nicely in the next 3 to 5 years.

Good right out of the bottle. I gave it a light chill and had it by the pool. Paired nicely with a Double cream Brie cheese.

100% Pinot Noir grapes from a Single Vineyard. A small production of only 92 cases. Aged in 30% new oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$45.
— 8 days ago

Douglas, Ted and 13 others liked this

Bacio Divino

Lucie Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

I wanted something nice tonight. This was perfect. Winemaker Kurt Venge offers a Burgundian style to Sonoma. Red fruits and plush velvet finish. Definitely worth seeking out this off the beaten path wine. — 2 days ago

Eric, Ron and 5 others liked this

Dehlinger Winery

Estate Bottled Russian River Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Well made Sonoma Cabernet with ripe dark fruits, black currants, a touch of tobacco and spice and a lengthy finish. Drinking well now, but has the stuffing for further improvement. — 5 days ago

David, Shay and 1 other liked this

Kosta Browne

One Sixteen Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

Tried this twice. Pale golden color, complex aging, 34% new French oak-15 months, 30% stainless-4 months; 18% in Foudre for 9 months; rest concrete egg for 14 months. Aromas of stone fruits, oak, nuts, floral and spice. On the palate flavors of peach and pear with honeysuckle, integrated toasty oak and nice citrus tang. Long finish, ending with a wet stone mineral character. Outstanding! Will age well! — 6 days ago

Daniel P., Clive and 1 other liked this

Kistler

Kistler Vineyard Pinot Noir 1998

Wow, you can tell this had some big fruit in its youth...because it’s still prominent. Nose has faded to a sour/candied cherry. Lively acidity wraps dark red fruits, figs, black cherry liquor. Nuts. Looooooong finish. Reminds me of a tawny. Definitely several years left in this old gal, which is wild. — 6 days ago

Stuart, Bob and 7 others liked this

COR Cellars

Rosae Cabernet Franc Rosé 2017

Light salmon pink, very good clarity, Watermelon, cherry and peach flavors, moderate skin astringency. Dry, good acid — 11 days ago

Trixie, Neil and 3 others liked this

Shared Notes

Les Lecons des Maitres Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon 2015

Shared bottle with dinner so didn’t get to follow this over time, but one of the better Sauv Blancs I’ve had in recent years. — 2 months ago

Chris, Severn and 5 others liked this

Bacigalupi

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

Ron R
9.5

Normal service has been resumed.
In my opinion, this represents a benchmark in RRV chards.
Prior notes apply.
Raising a glass to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What an impact she has had on our society. The world would be a much better place if we had more women in places of influence.
— 4 days ago

Tom, Juan and 41 others liked this
Robert Evans Jr

Robert Evans Jr

@Ron R i love Bagugulpi. Great Vineyard
Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson

Cheers to that @Ron R !

Kistler

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012

David T
9.2

Beautiful with six or so years in bottle...even better was the recent grab at $50.

Wine candy with cinnamon stick, nutmeg, dark spice, mixed darker fruit cola, some anise to black licorice, dark earth with dry top soil framed in a bright floral bouquet.
— 5 days ago

Severn, Yen and 26 others liked this
Ron R

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Reads great, @David T. How many more did you buy??
David T

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@Ron R There was only one 12 & 13.

Lynmar Estate

La Sereinité Chardonnay 2013

Started out slightly reduced, and opened up nicely reminding me of a medium plus acidity of a premier cru Chablis. Mature yellow Apple, pear, quince, lemon, mandarin orange. — 7 days ago

Brian, Peter and 5 others liked this