El Dorado Grenache Blanc 2020

Really pretty. Tangy stone fruit with hints of tangerine and a bit of wet cement. Too good not to love — 2 months ago

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Native Red 2018

Lighter bodied red field blend. Drink with a slight chill on it. — 6 months ago


El Dorado Mourvedre 2017

Nice bright cherry notes and easy to drink. I’ve never had this varietal before but I would try again! — 7 months ago

James Naphen
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Dirty & Rowdy

Familiar California Mourvedre 2018

Bright, juicy, cloudy California Mourvèdre (100%) from the Dirty & Rowdy Family. Described as a “snapshot of California Mourvèdre”, the 2018 Familiar comes from vineyards in 5 different appellations: Antle Vineyard in Monterey county, Evangelho Vineyard in Contra Costa (120+ years old vines), Rosewood Vineyard in Mendocino (90+ years old vines), Shake Ridge Ranch in Amador county and Skinner Stoney Creek and Skinner White Oak Flats in El Dorado County. Strawberries, right amount of funk. Delicious — a year ago

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El Dorado Syrah 2018

Very nice. Well balanced and a great sipper. Minerals and dark berries. Pleasant floral finish. — 3 months ago

Jason, Trixie and 10 others liked this

Dirty & Rowdy

Skinner White Oak Flats Vineyard Mourvedre 2016

Wow! Just Wow! Pretty light purple and explosive lilac, red berry, Asian incense and cranberry. Lighter in the mouth than expected...12.7 ABV doesn’t “do” jammy. But..quaffable and poundable... amazing energy and life as the savory/fruit notes wash over your tastebuds and a long, smiley face finish. These wines require a reimagination of table wine....particularly California table wine... Well done, Hardy! — 6 months ago

Shay, Bryan and 5 others liked this

Spring Valley Vineyard

Mule Skinner Merlot 2013

Holding pretty well. Lots of dark fruit, some plum maybe? Decent wine. — 10 months ago

Paul, Shay and 1 other liked this

Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Rob B

Gifted and autographed by NHL player Jeff Skinner — 3 years ago

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Caymus Vineyards

40th Anniversary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Ron R

We really wanted to love this, but alas, we think that around 2012 was when Caymus decided to focus on an à la carte presentation, which makes for quite a shallow encounter.
They have tapped into the logic of the Skinner box operant conditioning. We humanoids press a lever (in this case pull a cork), and a one-night-stand promptly arrives in our glass. Us peeps tend to follow the crowd (I present myself as exhibit A), but when you taste this, it makes a splash, but flatters to deceive.
— 5 months ago

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Doug Coughlan

Doug Coughlan

I had 6 bottles of the 40th and not one over the years impressed me. I only buy older vintages of Caymus at this point.
Kevin Løk

Kevin Løk

Nailed it, Ron! Love to see some good prose on here.
Chris Koupal

Chris Koupal

@Ron R I agree this vintage tastes like a milkshake to me.


Estate Grown El Dorado Grenache 2017

CA Grenache. Ruby red, pinot-like translucency, but plenty of heft. Red fruit, nuts, perfect with thanksgiving leftovers. I think I only paid $18. Would buy a case at that price. — 8 months ago

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Went through a few bottles of this. Enjoyed it. Would buy again.