Sonoma

Aubert

CIX Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Easily one of the best Aubert pinots we’ve had in a while, this wine is drinking perfectly. Definitely needs to be at cellar temp - a bit warmer and it loses a bit of its backbone - but it is fantastic. Beautifully rich aromatics, incredibly juicy on the palate, and perfectly balanced through a lingering finish. I doubt this is going to get much better in the next few years - may be peaking now - so I’d recommend opening it sooner rather than later. — 8 hours ago

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Raen Winery

Home Field Fort Ross Seaview Pinot Noir 2018

Doing a meet the meat event at B&B Butchers. This was the starter wine. Ok but not the best for a big meat dinner. This bottle says “Sea Field” so I think this isn’t a match. — 5 days ago

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Belden Barns

Sonoma Mountain Estate Pinot Noir 2019

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim, and medium plus intensity.

Fruity nose of bing cherries, strawberries, raspberries, spices, oak, light barnyard, earth, vegetables, herbs and tobacco leaf.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, cherries, oak, spices, chocolates, vegetables, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Pinot Noir from Sonoma. Easy drinking and good by itself or with food.

Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel. Spicy and fruit forward.

Would be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.

Good right out of the bottle and gets earthier as it opens up. A good wine to sip on by the porch.

I paired it with cheeses, nuts and olives.

14.4% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$40.
— 16 days ago

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Kamen Estate Wines

Moon Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Shay A
9.4

I’m between a 94-95 here. Not sure why I don’t buy more of these, especially at the price. Wow.

I poured this in a decanter upon opening, but it actually was quite nice at pop…then changed an hour later, and after corking to finish the remaining third later in the evening, it was even more of a beast. Bit of a chameleon, this one, in regards to its approachability. 100% cab. Dark royal purple in the glass. Aromatically it sports a lot of graphite, blackberries, black currant, mulberries, and espresso. Structure here is compact and big in style, but it’s so beautifully integrated. Palate shows the same type of dusty/graphite influence alongside the darker berry profile, with dark cocoa, and a streak of black cherry and mineral at the core that gives it some spice and lift. Good to open today if you can give it a 1-2hr decant, but easily cruises for the next few years.

This was poured alongside a 2013 Hidden Ridge 55degree slope and the 2014 Immortal (formerly Hidden Ridge). Since all three sported a good bit of Sonoma fruit, it was a cool experiment. The Kamen seemed the most balanced and structured, whereas the 2014 Immortal was the most extracted and over the top. The 2013 HR was in the middle.
— 2 days ago

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@Shay A, are you on Kamen’s list?
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@Ron R : I’m not, but a local buddy is. I need to get on it myself!

Hirsch Vineyards

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2002

An serendipitous find in a Eurocave left by a prior owner of a friend’s house. What luck. Thanks to those peeps for leaving it and thanks to the Hirsch family for making great wine! — a day ago

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Flowers Vineyard & Winery

Camp Meeting Ridge Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

We had the 2015 Vintage on 7/24-25/21. This is a good fruit forward, medium bodied, well balanced wine. There were scents and tastes of raspberry, cardomom and clove. A good California Pinot. — 9 days ago

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Sojourn

Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

WOTN!!! Age did wonders for this wine. Dark gold color. Nose of vanilla, oak, and even some mango. Medium plus depth and tastes like a high-end White Burgundy. Buttery finish that lasts a while. Awesome!! — 2 days ago

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Ferrari-Carano

Sonoma County Chardonnay 2016

Per color I thought oak 🙄 but actually it is there and provides a nice balance..vanilla pudding. Fruit sourced from several Vineyards adding complexity.
I am getting orchard fruits, tropical fruits, mild petrol (lemon oil) especially on the finish which adds an unusual quality and minerals!
WE vintage chart...92 can drink but not yet at peak. Peeps..I use this as a very soft guide.
— 2 days ago

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Siduri

Sonatera Vineyard Pinot Noir 2004

2004 Burgs vs CA Pinots. I’ve tried several different vintages of Siduri’s Sonatera vineyard and have loved them all. Surprisingly similar to the 2012 despite being 8 years older. Abv 14.8% but does not come across as hot. — 9 days ago

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Hanzell Vineyards

Hanzell Farm The Day Selection Chardonnay 2015

Interesting story. Put this in the freezer Saturday night for an after party bottle and promptly forgot it until the next day. I put it in the fridge bc of course the cork popped and it was a slushee. It thawed out today and I am enjoying a very nice wine. I think the freezing perhaps accelerated the aging a bit but it still amazingly tastes as it should. Nice Chard. Drinking young but it’s a fighter! — 14 days ago

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Nice recovery 😉