Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County

Williams Selyem

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014

David T
9.5

I may have posted close to a hundred Williams Selyem’s. These are just ok young. It is when they hit 10-15 years they shine. This one is really good tonight after nearly two-hours decanted.

Nose of floral; dark cherries, black plum, blackberries, black raspberries, plum with hues of blueberries. Softly layered baking spices-cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, baking soda, black cherry licorice nibs, red cola, steeped black tea, sandalwood to cedar, sandstone-limestone mixed marl and brilliant, bright, dark, red, blue flowers framed in violets and lavender.

The palate is, rich, lush and juicy fruits of; dark cherries, black plum, blackberries, black raspberries, plum with hues of blueberries. Softly layered baking spices-cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, baking soda, dark spices, black cherry licorice nibs, red cola, steeped black tea, sandalwood to cedar, sandstone-limestone mixed marl, dark, rich, turned earth and brilliant, bright, dark, red, blue flowers framed in violets and lavender, cool, spring shower acidity, excellently; structured, tensioned, balanced with a brilliantly elegant & polished near two-minute finish. Impressive & impressive style.
— 13 days ago

Juan, Paul and 17 others liked this

Sandlands

Sonoma County Trousseau 2016

Floral nose, cherries, cranberries, wet leaves, med - body, med + acidity 😍 — 8 days ago

Austin, Shay and 5 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2021

AEL
9.0

Alot brighter and better balanced than most CA zinfandel. Distinct strawberry and raspberry notes. Tangy. 14% ABV. — 15 days ago

Merry Edwards

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Medium Ruby color with aromas of red fruits, cedar, herbs and earthy spice. On the palate flavors of cherry and raspberry with toasty notes, tea and cinnamon spice. Full-bodied, fine tannins, long finish ending with juicy fruit, herbs and spicy character. Nice! — 5 days ago

David, Juan and 3 others liked this

Kosta Browne

Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Go Speed Racer Go Speed Racer Go Speed Racer Gooooo!
Always consistent. Immense early ripe fruit blasting away. It’s not subtle but it never lasts long.
— 8 days ago

Tom, Jose and 16 others liked this

A. Rafanelli

Unfiltered Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2015

Excellent Zin with a ton of blackberries and some of those Zin brambles. Fully integrated with a long smooth finish. Not sure if drinking this earlier would have made the fruits brighter but still overall a very special wine. — 10 days ago

Matt liked this

Seghesio Family Vineyards

Sonoma County Zinfandel 2012

This is what Zinfandel is supposed to be. — 2 days ago

Bonnie Hodur
with Bonnie

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Yeah, what can I say. Nice wine for sure, but for some reason when I see the Silver Oak label my expectations rise. Realizing this is the Alexander Valley version. But 2011! Thirteen years old. Still rather single note, strong oak tannins still overshadowed what maybe underneath it. A bit disappointed I am afraid. We pulled it out with my first ever Tomahawk ribeye… so yeah. — 17 days ago

Tammy de Weerd
with Tammy
Ted, Skip and 2 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend

Complex Zinfandel field blend, with nice interplay of flavors and textures—fruit, tannin, acid and earth, that evolves in the mouth. Perfumed and drinkable by itself. Fine example of Sonoma County Zin. Tasted the 2021 vintage at the winery. — a day ago

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Merry Edwards

Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Best Sauvignon Blanc. Love Merry Edward’s wines. This has notes of pineapple, peach and apple. Also a touch of honey. Nice acidity — 3 days ago