Wairau River

Emeritus Vineyards

Hallberg Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Pretty ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Strong nose of black cherries, sweet raspberries, strawberries, light wood, spices, earth, vegetables, light barnyard and herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with red cherries, strawberries, raspberries, spices, light oak, dark chocolates, earth, tobacco leaf, herbs and peppercorn.

Tangy finish with soft tannins and cranberries.

This is a tasty Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley. Showing light elegance, with a soft mouth feel.

Still young and will benefit from a few years in the bottle.

Good right out of the bottle, and shows more complexity after 30 minutes of airtime.

This 3 year old Single Vineyard is fruit forward and tangy. Spicy and entertaining.

Aged in French oak barrels (35% new) for 10 months. Unfiltered and unfined.

I paired it with cheeses and dried meats.

13.7% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

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Williams Selyem

Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Strawberry crushed cranberry flavor with red cherry on the nose ephemeral mouthfeel with tart silky tannins on finish β€” 2 days ago

Williams Selyem

Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir 2016

Bright and charming! Light and tasty πŸ˜€ β€” 6 days ago

Edge Hill

Bacigalupi Vineyard Chardonnay 2010

Had to try the 10 again, first bottle last month was P&P, this one was what I expected. Still needed a little air, not as much as the 14 but still a very strong wine. I would buy it again if available. β€” 11 days ago

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Merry Edwards

Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Between a Sauvignon blanc and a Chardonnay. Excellent fullness without lingering. Not heavy. Keeps SB’s dryness but more full than most. 2013 was perfect with Thanksgiving dinner. β€” 5 days ago

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2010

My last bottle of the 2010 Art Series Chardonnay. See previous Delectable note. An excellent generously constructed Chardonnay. A few years on has lost a little vigour for little added complexity. My previous bottle was at its peak. This bottle was good but needed to be drunk. It would develop flabbiness in the future I feel. Still peaches and cream with M intensity and M- acidity. β€” 17 days ago

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"Giuseppe & Luisa" Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2020

Silky smooth and well-balanced. Touch of blackberry and blood orange. Pick up violet and chocolate on the nose. β€” a month ago

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Raeburn Winery

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2020

Refreshing delicious wine! Presents with white flower, apples, lemon, honeydew and vanilla custard..reminiscent of a Hostess Twinkie! πŸ˜… β€” 18 days ago

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@Dawn E. This one was a actually worse for us than the last one but we’re all good! Thank you!


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Kosta Browne

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012

Thanksgiving dinner at our friends house in St Helena. Has aged beautifully at 10 years. I don’t think it will get any better. β€” 6 days ago


Keefer Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2008

2008. The 2007 Keefer Ranch was one of my highest rated wines ever. The 2008 has similar flavors, but less intense, and a little more savory aromas. Glad I opened it first while we were waiting for the duck to finish roasting because the Walt I opened after had a little more acidity and tannins to cut through the duck fat. β€” a month ago

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