Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard

Lexington Wine Company

Alma Gist Ranch Estate White Blend 2016

Just revisited 2016, glad I knew to hold onto a bottle. With holding a year or so, obtained at tasting room pre-lockdown, the wine has pleasantly evolved in the directions I was hoping.

Color has gone from clear/green to lemon yellow, floral notes on the nose, with jasmine green tea, honey, white grapefruit pith on the palette.

Delighted to witness the evolution. Expand plantings, good job Tommy Jr.. More please.
— 17 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Trots förvarningar poppade jag denna som nog borde legat orörd minst tio år till. Inte helt drickmogen men redan nu ger den en hel del. Riktigt härlig doft. Fyllig, koncentrerad med gamla världen-elegans. Vinbär, blyerts, exotiska kryddor, tobak, kaffe osv. Riktigt lång avslut. Värd att återbesöka, som förvarnat. — 4 days ago

Thomas Fogarty

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Franc 2014

Great nose. Great pair with either duck confit, rack of lamb, rotisserie chicken, dry rub pork ribs, paella, and veal sweetbreads. Cheers!! 💕 — 8 days ago


Arey Vineyard Chardonnay

Delicious and very Santa Cruz. Good acid, cool climate, stony. Fantastic QPR — 5 days ago

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Scott Rose

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Not familiar with this vineyard but familiar with the producer and the area. This wine is going places. Personally gave the 2019 a 9.3 but super subtle currently. Think it will show more personality within a year and a half.

Burrell School Vineyards

Graduate School of Management Santa Cruz Mountains GSM 2016

Deep purple color. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and leather. Pretty good GSM from the Santa Cruz mountains. Bold dark fruit flavors, nice dry finish. — 17 days ago

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Sharon B

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Nice color!

Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Syrah 2013

Pop and pour, notes from 4 hrs open. Cork was penetrated about halfway, just like the last btl (this was an auction purchase, so I can't speak to provenance). Wow, a little over 3 years from my last btl. On the nose: cracked blacl pepper, wild strawberry, sweet black raspberry, a touch of va, but cool if that makes sense, and some soft underbrush. On the palate: fantastic acidity, more black pepper, soft creamy bacon fat, blackberry, but slightly thinner than the nose suggests. So light and lively for a syrah. Supple, but serious tannin on the finish, which leans slightly green. Very good. — 21 days ago

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Ascona Vineyard Pinot Noir

Floral, almost violet, and cherry. Very smooth and bit tart. Would be nice chilled too! — 6 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

My ‘Mercian wine for a happy 4th! And these exploded! The cab was very good. Initial nose was big, but the mid palate was thin, even watery. Finish brought it back. Threw it in a decanter and 6 hours later it came together with black currants, chocolate, and just enough oak to backbone without ruining it. Meanwhile we had the ridge Syrah behind it which is my happy place. — 21 days ago

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Good notes. 📝 Cheers!

Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Prestigeläge i Santa Cruz från kultförklarad f.d garagevinmakare. Jäst med stjälkar. Tydligt utvecklad. Jordig karaktär och riktigt tilldragande doft. Bred i smaken. Syrliga bär men med mognad, oliver, blodapelsin, peppar, kaffesump, krossade stenar. Värd 899 kr = nja till ja. — 9 days ago

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Toyon Vineyard Chardonnay

Minerality, praline, citrus,and textural tannins. Has a few edges. Best Chard this year — 4 hours ago