Sonoma Coma

Ravenswood Winery

Pickberry Single Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Red Merlot Blend 2013

MICHAEL COOPER
9.1

I rather enjoy this. Compared to some of the shiite of #bordeauxblend that I’ve been tasting from #australia lately. Calentito as we say in Spain which means you can feel the alcohol like a dragon in your lungs. #ravenswood #merlot #malbec #cabernetsauvignon (how annoying is the misspelled hashtag in @Delectable Wine of #cabernetsaugvinon) it’s the worst! And a pinch of #petitverdot #ravenswood — a day ago

Rosario Molina
with Rosario
David, Chris and 2 others liked this

Les Lunes Wine

Brueske Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Smells like spiced cranberry orange and angostura bitters. Raw, bright, fruity - 50% whole cluster, murky and unfiltered.

Tastes like black cherries and baking spice. Little salty, lotsa minerals.
— 2 days ago

Casey, Alex and 16 others liked this

Wilde Farm

Heritage Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel Blend 2015

Smells of bright raspberry caramels.
How interesting.
bright fruits hit the tongue first - pomegranate fruit and seed, raspberry, both a bit unripe as it’s all highlights, and nothing dark, deep, or moody. Zippy jolly rancher green acidity to wrap it up.
A perfect Monday wine, really..
Stay healthy friends.
— 10 days ago

Ron, Sharon and 4 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

Tom Casagrande Influencer Badge

So interesting. I looked at and almost pulled the 2016 of this from the cellar for the meatloaf tonight.
Trixie

Trixie

Fine review! 🍷
MaJ CappS

MaJ CappS Influencer Badge

@Trixie Cheers! @Tom Casagrande Garagiste has some good ones at least 89% of the time, eh?

Bedrock Wine Co.

Compagni Portis Vineyard Gewürztraminer Blend 2018

An old gewurz-dominant field blend, that comes across especially perfumed and seemingly with a pinch of residual sugar. Simple yet abundantly interesting, and between the sweetness and nice acid backbone, this was a great partner to spicy curries. I enjoy Bedrock’s rendition more than Carlisle’s. — 4 days ago

Ely, Severn and 10 others liked this

Ravenswood Winery

Besieged Limited Release Old Vine Sonoma County Red Blend 2014

MICHAEL COOPER
9.2

I love it. #carignan #carignane #zinfandel #petitesyrah #syrah #alicantebouschet #monastrell #garnachatintorera #mourvedre #barbera #sonoma #sonomacounty it has this complexity and balance due to the blend that intrigues me and keeps me coming back for more. #ravenswood also incredibly fresh for 2014 vintage. Can age. — a day ago

Rosario Molina
with Rosario
David, Raul and 1 other liked this

Kistler

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2008

David T
9.2

I’ve been picking up nicely aged Kistler’s off the secondary markets for between $50-$60. I have to say I’m pleased but, don’t understand why they go so under valued. I am not going to tell you Kistler makes the best Pinot Noirs. However, they make very good ones. Especially, when they hit 10 years in bottle properly stored. Maybe, it’s just the economy?

The body is heavenly round, full and lush with nice viscosity. The fruits are in fantastic shape. In fact, I would say peaking. Full range of; blackberries, dark cherries, both plums, raspberries, cherries, pomegranate and blueberry highlights. The baking spices nicely soften; cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and vanilla hues. Beautiful mixed fruit cola. Understated, round dry, crushed rock, delicate limestone minerals, shades of; tobacco, savory meats & mint, light dark spice with faint heat, hints sweetened mushrooms, dark, rich earth with bright florals that are; dark, red, purple & blue framed in violets. The acidity is spot on. The beautiful, elegant, well knitted & balanced finish exits with nice, soft persistence. Wire to wire a beautiful wine.

I thought I might get some smoke presence from the 2008 fires in Sonoma...it either was light & faded or never existed.

Still has another 4-5 years of solid drinking ahead.

Photos of; Kistler, their barnyard tasting room, Founder-Mark Bixler who passed away in late 2017 (RIP) and their barn that houses one of their tasting rooms.
— 19 days ago

Dawn, Sofia and 31 others liked this
Ming L

Ming L

Have seen some of Chard discounted to $50 range, but not Pinot. Needs to find some.

Bevan Cellars

Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir 2016

Deep garnet purple. Abundant nose of black cherry and red apple. Palate is full-bodied and confirms the nose adding some licorice vanilla on the finish. Medium acidity and next to no tannins. A Pinot Noir for big meals. Steak, rich salmon, risottos, etc. will fare well. Drink now through 2022. — 3 days ago

Jay Jackson
with Jay
Jonathan, "Odedi" and 3 others liked this
Ron R

Ron R Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Good stuff. It’s high-octane...

Ravenswood Winery

Icon Native Sonoma Mixed Blacks Red Blend 2012

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

I’m not that into this one. It HAS TO BE ICONIC. But Iconic leads to over extracted over sexed over. Just lacking finesse. Lacking intrigue. Don’t get me wrong. It’s delicious and I don’t mind drinking it and can age in the bottle but it’s missing it’s MOJO. #petitesirah #alicantebouschet #zinfandel and #carignane #sonoma #sonomacounty — a day ago

David, Raul and 1 other liked this

Cenyth

Sonoma County Cabernet Franc Blend 2014

60% Cabernet Franc 25% Merlot 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec! Luscious Bordeaux Old World style! Smooth..Stewed Black fruit..Cherry licorice.. pencil lead..leather..dried flowers and herbs! Very nice! — 2 days ago

Josh, Sharon and 20 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Secret (not well kept) bottle made by the Verite team.

Hirsch Vineyards

San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir 2015

If you follow me on Delectable, it’s no secret that I’m a fan of Hirsch. I usually like to let them age 8-10 years, but occasionally I open one sooner. Tonight was the first time I had checked in on the 2015 vintage. What a wonderful surprise. It had bright, crunchy red fruit on the palate, well balanced acidity, and a long, long finish that rolled over the tongue in eminently satisfying layers. The nose immediately leapt from the glass with both floral and earthy notes. Glad I opened this one. Will open another soon! — 16 days ago

Shay, Stephen and 4 others liked this