Sonoma Station

Ridge Vineyards

Sonoma Station Zinfandel Blend 2018

Fruity Zin, excellent value — 4 days ago

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! — 12 days ago

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Wind Gap Wines

Armagh Vineyard Syrah

Wow-
Big, bold nose of barnyard, hay and heel.

Weighty, flavorful - smoked mushrooms, seitan, herbaceous and thoughtful. High persimmon peek acidity that is smoothed out perfectly with the tannins. Delicious.
— 9 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Nice! Cheers!🥂

Ceritas

Zephyr Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018

A beautiful chard. I consistently get pears and stone fruits from this offering. My favorite in the Ceritas chard lineup - just have to find more! — 6 days ago

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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. — 11 hours ago

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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.
— 6 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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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

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

Vennstone

Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2019

Color of bright ruby with touches of purple, quite clear. Nose of ripe raspberry, spice, crayon, nice cherry/blackberry jam, oak, strawberry and a bit more spice. Nose is good and fruity. Taste of sweet ripe fruits, a bit minty, a bit fermented cabbage, with zest and good tannins, spice, full flavors and dense. Aftertaste is long with quality sweetness, spice, a refreshing bitterness. Nice full flavors Pinot. — 9 days ago

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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.
— 16 days ago

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Ming L

Ming L

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

Paul Hobbs

Ross Station Estate Chardonnay 2016

Still needs a 30 minute + decanting. Such a well-made wine. — a month ago

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Mike R

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Bravo DL
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Absolutely irresistible @Mike R

Selby

Sonoma County Merlot 2008

Aromas of black cherry, red plum, thyme, and dried rose petals greeted me on the nose. The fruit notes which had been rich on the nose became more tart on the palate and were joined by milk chocolate and a hint of white pepper. Silky mouthfeel with smooth, fine tannins, and lots of acidity to balance the richness and add freshness—even better with food.

Paired with stuffed onion
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— 10 days ago

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