Alder Ridge Winery

Montagne Russe

Alder Springs Vineyard Syrah 2016

Stunning. Haunting. Stays with you. Syrah with a bit of Viognier. Floral. A Cal Cote Rotie... in fact I liked it better than the Rostraing tasted alongside. 70 cases... buy it if you find it... and let it breathe. — 12 days ago

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Flowers Vineyard & Winery

Camp Meeting Ridge Chardonnay 2013

Medium golden core with slightly watery rim. Aromas of pear, bruised Golden Delicious apple, white flowers, and lees with hints of buttered popcorn and only modest new oak. Medium bodied on the palate with good acidity offering flavors of Golden Delicious apple and lemon curd leading to a slow, slightly mineral finish of medium length. Made from estate fruit which was barrel fermented then aged 17 months in 35% new French oak. 13.3% ABV. — 8 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend 2015

Ridge from magnum was the w.o.n. As always somehow ridge is able to get the fruit to shine through at ABV over 14.5% — 7 days ago

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Destiny Ridge Vineyards Gravity Merlot 2012

Solid surprise. Washington constance of a standby vineyard, Horse Heaven. Established in 2005
Naturally bounded on the north by the Yakima Valley AVA and on the south by the Columbia River.
Approximately 66% red to 34% white
Main grape varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Riesling
Located in Southeast Washington - total area is 576,603 acres of which about 16,197 acres are planted to grapes, representing 25% of Washington's total grape production.
Primary grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Syrah with 37 total varieties planted.
Proximity to the Columbia River creates 30% more wind while moderating temperature extremes, providing steep south-facing slopes for optimum vineyard locations and providing well-drained, sandy-loam soils.
Elevations range from 1,800 feet at the area's northern boundary to 300 feet at its southern.
— 23 days ago

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La Crema

Shell Ridge Pinot Noir 2015

Interesting... I'm fairly new to PN. But this is clearly atypical. The color is a medium to deep purple. There are lots of oak notes on the nose. Strong vanilla, biscuits, wood, and a little animal/meatish. Underneath, is a slight mint tea note, and an unripe version of licorice. On the palate, it's a bit more like a Pinot Noir, but still very atypical. It's medium plus body, light acidity, light-med tannins. Finish is decent. To me this is unlike what I'm used to from La Crema, but I like it. This is likely because I'm a big red drinker. Not sure others would agree.

91 points
— 5 days ago

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@M. Christopher Roebuck M great review and pic. Do I see a little snow ❄️ Cheers 🍷
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No more snow @P A ! It finally is warming up here in Baltimore.

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@M. Christopher Roebuck M. Sounds crazy but we love the snow up here and hate to see it go Cheers ⛷

Hirsch Vineyards

East Ridge Pinot Noir 2012

The last 2 years of rest have worked wonders in allowing this to shed what were some substantial tannins. Noticeable structure and weight, racy dark cherry with some blood orange zest. A very engaging wine. — 18 days ago

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It's good to hear this. Their 2012's had way too many tannins for me when I tried them a few years ago. Glad to hears they're calming down.

Patricia Green Cellars

Estate Etzel Block Pinot Noir 2011

Really good. Very Burgundian. Sour cherry, soft tannins. Balanced. I like this a lot! — 20 hours ago

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Cuda Ridge Wines

Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix
. This week it's a nice one from California.

Dark ruby in color with a short
reddish rim.

Nice nose of blueberries, spices, cedar, vanilla, licorice, sweet cherries, dark chocolates, coffee, earth, peppercorn and leather.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, coffee, oak, earth, vegetables, graphite, vinaigrette, spices, herbs and black pepper.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend from California. Showing nice complexity with a Soft and elegant mouthfeel. Tangy and interesting.

Needs an hour to open up properly and remove some of the acidity.

Showing a beautiful nose. I loved to smell on it for a long time. Still young and needs another few years in the bottle to mature properly.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec. Aged for 29 months in French oak barrels.

13.8% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 5 days ago

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Eminent Domaine

Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir 2012

Deep color embolic of Ribbon Ridge, packed fruit. Goldilocks vintage, 2012. Needs more time in the bottle, this wine has a very positive destiny for sure. — 20 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah 2015

Vintage 2015 / morello cherries very rich and voleptuous yummie!! — a day ago

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