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Unti Vineyards

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2018

Wasn’t going to leave the Dry Creek Valley without trying some Zin, and Unti always makes one of my favorites. Primitovo clone (naturally), with a little Barbera (for lift) and Petit Sirah (for tone). Lol it sounds like I’m talking about a girdle… — 13 days ago

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Merriam Vineyards

Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2012

First bottle of this vintage. Very nice. Purple red color. Subtle cherries and cedar on the nose. Medium depth with a classic Cab Franc taste. Medium finish. Pretty good QPR. — 19 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Rosé

Very good rosé for a hot day. Light in the mouth but bursts with fruity flavors and notes of rose. It is delicious and very approachable, perfect to drink this year. — 8 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019

Balanced Zinfandel with strong notes of pepper and red fruit, mostly cherry. It’s balanced and enjoyable now, but it will definitely hold good for a few years. Very good! — 11 days ago

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Villa Wolf

Pfalz Dry Riesling 2021

Lemon, lemon peel, orange, pineaple and a tad of chalk : the nose is quite complex! The palate is very well balanced, crisp and clean with a superb acid backbone, nice touches of lemon an pineaple all along, a vivid and dynamic mouthfeel and a long clean and fresh finish with this citrusy tune which is played all along the backbone. That's great! — 10 days ago

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Villa Spoiano

Le Querciole Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2019

Traditionally styled CC. Nose needs some air to develop, then shows equal measure powdered rock dust and snappy cherry, along with a moist gravel note. Tightly-knit in the mouth, with tart intense cherry and dusty, stony minerality. Quite dry but with good concentration and zingy acids. This will be better in 2 years but is really good with chicken saltimbocca tonight! — 17 days ago

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Unti Vineyards

Dry Creek Valley Grenache Blend 2018

Solid new world Grenache.

Yes, it’s all fun and strawberry jam at first. But this wine is fresher and more structured on the palate. Syrah lends some smoke, pepper, savoriness, depth and structure. Red and black licorice.
— 13 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Guadagni Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2019

Popped too young, but I just wanted to open it, dammit. Classic fairly old-school Zin nose, with brambly blackberry, a bit of American oak, and stony gravel. Fairly tight in the mouth. I love the focused fruit, which is not jammy in the least. It’s very dry (which is almost jarring these days of jammy Zins with residual sugar), and it’s got some youthfully drying tannins. Needs, and will be better in, at least 2-3 years, but enjoyable now. — 11 days ago

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Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah 2005

Took a little while to open up but after all it is a PS. Still going strong after 17 years. Tannins and fruits still balanced. Impressive — 2 days ago

Unti Vineyards

Bianco del Campo 2021

A brilliant CalItal (yes, I said it) blend of Vermentino, Falanghina, Biancolella and Fiano from one of the kings of CalItal (Unti).

Fragrant (lemon ice, lemon verbena) and oh so refreshing (yellow flowers, fresh white melon). Delivers way more elegance and length than you’d expect from a simple porch wine.
— 13 days ago

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