Rockpile, Sonoma County

A. Rafanelli

Unfiltered Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2022

Poured into a Boa decanter several hours prior to dinner. The 2022 Zinfandel pours a ruby color with a near opaque core; medium+ viscosity with moderate staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is youthful with notes of bright brambles: blackberries and raspberries, cherry (some candied, think Cherry Blow Pop), pipe tobacco, black pepper, dry organic earth and gentle baking spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose with some notes of mocha added to the mix. The finish is long and delightful. Fun to try in its youth however I expect these will show even better after a few years in the cellar. Best after 2027 and through 2042. — 2 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Just got mine last week! Appreciate the sneak preview!

Kosta Browne

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2021

deep red RRV fruit. just beautiful. — 5 days ago

David, Austin and 4 others liked this

Rivers-Marie

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2021

Showing dark ruby. Ton of structure. Overpowered by tannin on first open. Will revisit rating in a few hours. — 9 days ago

Scott@Mister, Ed and 2 others liked this

Rochioli

Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2020

A blend from several vineyards, including Sweetwater Vineyard. Bright Ruby color, purple edges, with aromas of ripe fruits and complex spice. On the palate concentrated flavors of raspberry, cherry and currants with pepper, herbs and oak, aged for 15 months on French oak, soft tannins on well balanced structure. Full body, rich long finish, ending with spice, ripe fruit and oaky tones. Very Nice! — 15 days ago

Juan, Serge and 10 others liked this

A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Glad I waited until 2024, this still had plenty of gas in the tank — 7 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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My 2022s will arrive tomorrow. Can’t wait to wait 8 years! 🤣🤣

Williams Selyem

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2021

A blend from several vineyards, including Middle Reach, Green Valley, Santa Rosa Plain, and the Laguna Ridge area. Bright Ruby color, purple edges, with aromas of ripe fruits, floral and complex spice. On the palate concentrated flavors of raspberry, cherry and currants with pepper, tea, herbs, vanilla and oak, aged on French oak, soft tannins on well balanced structure. Full body, rich long finish, ending with spice, ripe fruit and oaky tones. Very Nice! — 10 days ago

Juan, Douglas and 7 others liked this

Flowers Vineyard & Winery

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Such a well-made wine. Fruit, freshness, a little mineral tang —and all in balance and tension. Make a Niçoise salad and yum: perfection. — 5 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2021

A birthday gift from nice friends! Light and bouncy, strawberries, oak, a bit floral, gets juicier on the finish. Yay! 🎉 — 24 days ago

Joe, LM and 5 others liked this

Seghesio Family Vineyards

Sonoma County Zinfandel 2019

Light, peppery, and a little sour with a clean finish. — 15 days ago