San Pedro

Alvear

3 Miradas Vino de Pueblo Sierras de Montilla Pedro Ximénez 2018

PX nose, raisiny, melon, candied fruit. Dry palate, oily, lavender, oxidative, honeyed. A bit of a curio— dry Montilla PX 8 months sous voile. Fabulous with sockeye. — 15 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Brian, Neil and 8 others liked this

Sono Montenidoli

Fiore Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2017

Very nice vernaccia. Medium plus body, nice and mouth filling, well balanced, good acid. Quite aromatic. — 13 days ago

Andrew, Severn and 3 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

40th Anniversary Vintage Monte Bello Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1992

Very special Monte Bello, best I’ve had, rich and layered with age, nose was redolent of old leather and soft spice, smokey red fruit. Silk on the palate. Finish never ended. Superb. Could go a few more years easily but cork (not the one pictured) required the Durand so likely drink soon. — 5 days ago

Diane, Shay and 25 others liked this
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Coming off the heels of the 91. This 92 is sensational. Cheers to you.

San Pedro

1865 Limited Edition Syrah 2012

Bold black fruit aromas and flavors with hints of black tea, smoked meat grilled herbs. A touch of black pepper spice on the long finish. Dark purple color. Wine was totally unfiltered. Bold and luscious. — a month ago

Bob, Daniel and 2 others liked this

Finca Las Moras

Los Intocables Black Malbec 2019

Erittäin täyteläinen, pureksittavan paksu suutuntuma, tummia kypsiä marjoja, nahkaa ja taatelia. Pitkä jälkimaku. Täydellinen grillatun entrecoten kylkeen. — 5 days ago

Line Shack Winery

San Antonio Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

A good everyday Cabernet Sauvignon from Monterey County in California.

Showing black fruits with oak, earth, vanilla, vegetables, spices, tobacco and chocolates.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with medium acidity.

Tasty and easy drinking. A good party wine too.

Good by itself and good right out of the bottle.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$18.
— 17 days ago

Vanessa, Romain and 8 others liked this

Pennrose

San Benito County Greco 2019

Lovely American Greco that looks like it was skin fermented and has the character of that style of wine but a slow press was implored here. Lots of acid and texture and great length. Excellent — 21 days ago

Tom, Severn and 3 others liked this

Bodega San Pedro Regalado

Embocadero Ribera del Duero Tempranillo

Uuufff que rico sabor , buen cuerpo y lagrima 👍🏻🍷👌🏻 — 9 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2004

Shared with close friends - everyone’s first Monte Bello, and a great one at that.

Took this bottle out to share at a local fine dining establishment, to pour it blind for our friends. Wrapped neatly in foil. We get seated and explain to our waiter. “The bottle MAY be a little bit older so take care with the cork,” I said, not wanting to give away the age to our friends. He proceeds to break the cork about halfway down, right through. No big deal. He’s a younger guy and I think a little flustered, he goes off to get assistance.

Comes back with another server. As the guy walks back up, I say “Thanks for helping us with our mystery bottle”, clueing him in on the idea that there’s a reason that we have it wrapped in foil. “Would have been nice to know it was an older vintage wine,” he replied brusquely. Ok… Server 2 digs around for a bit with an ah-so before punching the cork into the drink. Oh well. None of us are really phased by this, it happens.

They grab a strainer from the bar. Server 2 starts pouring at a decanter and immediately the first glass or so just goes everywhere on the table. I start to die inside. He remains silent. Gets on target with the rest of the bottle, finishing pouring, and says “Your 2004 Ridge Cabernet”, purposefully ruining the blind tasting, I guess. Walks away without another word, leaving his mortified coworker to clean up his mess and apologize.

This actually happened. On to the wine:

Beautiful medium opacity ruby with no browning.

Smells like a Pauillac on the nose. Blackcurrants, blackberry, black licorice, slight graphite, and damp tobacco. As the night goes on it reveals dill, vanilla, buttered toast, and slight dry woodsy notes.

The wine is surprisingly light in body, very much a claret. The tannins are silky, finely woven, and extremely integrated. The main thing we notice on the palate is that the wine is so perfectly integrated it is a little difficult to pull individual notes out of it. Expansive over the palate without being weighty. The finish is forever.

A memorable evening.
— 4 days ago

Linh TongSarah Riley
with Linh and Sarah
Sarah, Shay and 2 others liked this

Turley

The White Coat San Luis Obispo County White Rhone Blend 2012

Almond paste, apricot and vanilla on the nose. Lychee, peaches and cantaloupe notes. Mid-weight wine with some nice heft and a mouth watering finish. In a terrific place right now. — 9 days ago

Tom, Carla and 1 other liked this