Salty Hills

Ken Brown

Radian Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

medium ruby, tawny rim; plum, raspberry, rose petals, dried leaves; red fruits, good length; mid-weight, nice acidity, fine grained tannin, 14.5% ABV; made from 100% Pinot Noir composed of 53% clone 115 and 47% clone 667, sourced from one of Santa Rita Hills coldest vineyards in southwestern corner of appellation unsheltered from cold winds and Pacific Ocean fog, aged 20 months in 29% new French oak; $70 — 8 days ago

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Tabor Winery

Single Vineyard Revadim Vineyard Marselan 2015

Cherry cola, raspberry preserves, blackberry, loganberry, oak and hints of eucalyptus. Full-bodied and moderate tannins. — 7 days ago

Ochota Barrels

a forest Pinot Noir

Like many I opened a bottle of ochota last week to toast the life of Taras Ochota who passed on Monday. I have long loved the Ochota wines and have felt lucky to have them in the Charleston market, but this “A Forest” Pinot was a gift from afar and one I  have held onto for a year knowing the right time would come to open it. Well, last week seemed perfect time to celebrate a person who was a leader in making natural wines that were vibrant, beautiful, and sound. Any article about Taras and his wife Amber brimmed with their positive energy, and I loved this quote from him that appeared in a Imbibe tribute:

‘We could make more,’ he said to a room full of journalists, sitting round his enormous kitchen table last year. ‘But then I’d have to work harder, and then I wouldn’t be drinking wine with you guys.

‘I just want to make wine and have a nice life.’

Here’s to a life well lived! ❤️
— 5 days ago

S.S., Brian and 14 others liked this

Matchbook Wine Co.

Dunnigan Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Rusty, dusty maroon. Pretty classic color. Smells like wood, spices, licorice and good blackberry jam. Oh and wine. Smells winey. Like a wine cellar smells. Flavors are smooth and less tannic than expected. Tastes like cherry and berry sauce meets a nice fruit licorice from Australia or Holland. Also tomato and tobacco leaves. Balanced and complete. This is a very drinkable and enjoyable Central Valley Cab at a nice price. — 11 days ago

Neil, Tegan and 2 others liked this

Cameron Winery

Clos Electrique Pinot Noir 1998

Perfect bottle is perfect. Consumed alongside a ‘99 Clos Electrique Blanc, which is to say it was a right proper meal. — 6 days ago

Carla, Theresa and 4 others liked this


Block I Clone 99 Syrah 2014

From a few nights ago. Really good incarnation of this from Melville (and drinking just about perfectly right now). — 10 hours ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
David, Eric and 3 others liked this

Sandhi Wines

Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay 2016

Vertical tasting. Here is the ‘16, drunk alongside the ‘17. The fruit is significantly more pronounced in the ‘16, along with the caramel characteristic, while the acid and minerality are softener. — 5 days ago

Severn, Bob and 14 others liked this


Legend Honi Red Blend 2017

A blend of CS(60%) CF and Malbec. Elegant wine wine with a pronounced nose. Balanced and tasty. — 3 days ago

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Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2009

This was a real treat. Always wanted to try a Thomas Pinot and it did not disappoint. Thank you, Scott! — 2 days ago

Scott Wanamaker
with Scott
Shay, David and 10 others liked this


Clone 115 Indigène Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2014

From a couple of nights ago, this is still one of the best pinots we’ve had from Melville. — 5 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Chris, Dave and 6 others liked this