Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

Stonestreet Estate Vineyards

Estate Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

In 1989, Jess Jackson acquired the Zellerbach winery and renamed it in honor of his late father, Jess Stonestreet Jackson. Aged for 19 months on 37% new French oak. Aromas of red/black fruits with citrus, spice and herb mint. On the palate cherry and blackberry flavors, currant, cacao, bell pepper, vanilla and herbs. Fine tannins, still tight, good balance on long finish ending with oak and earthy herb character. Great value, should gain with short term cellaring! — 2 days ago

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Bedrock Wine Co.

Nervo Ranch Heritage Alexander Valley Red Blend

Stone fruits, some spice. Piercing acidity. Maybe the blend but drank a bit like a southern Rhone. Didn’t stand up to Melissa Clark’s Hoisin Glazed Pork Bowl. — 4 days ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Alesia Chileno Valley Syrah 2004

We were so fortunate to have Jeff Brinkman, Rhys’ winemaker for the past 15 years, join our tasting of nine Rhys Syrahs from 2003 - 2013. Stew, smoke, meat, classic bret. I loved it, others not so much. — 2 days ago

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Big numbers, bro…
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@Ron R thx bro for calling me out, still gets a morning after 9.5

Lancaster Estate

Winemaker's Cuvée Alexander Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Deep Ruby with complex aromas of dark fruit aromas and subtle spices. On the palate ripe blackberry and cherry flavors with notes of espresso, cacao and vanilla. Elegant soft tannins with toasty oak and balanced acidity drinking well now on a long finish ending with fruit and oaky character. — 6 days ago

Dawn, Romain and 2 others liked this

Aperture

Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Graphite, cigar, chocolate, dried basil(?), over dark berries. Nice structure, a little tight, but good to go for those tempted early. Cheers. — 4 days ago

Shay, Jason and 14 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Cheers! Nicely reviewed!🍷

Ridge Vineyards

Demostene Ranch Zinfandel Carignane 2016

Although this is 50/50, the Carignane force is strong in this one. That classic, earthy sour plummy fruit takes the lead, with a noticeable note of American oak. In the mouth, it’s got the buoyancy of the Carignane and terrific fruit density. Dry, nice acid balance, little tannin. I like this a lot. — 25 days ago

Angelo Casagrande
with Angelo
Severn, Vasanth and 12 others liked this

Delectus

Knights Valley Cabernet Franc 2007

Without question the best cabernet franc I’ve ever had from California, this is unfortunately the last bottle I have. I don’t know what happened in 2007, but Gerhard made a spectacular cab franc that has no parallel before or since (of course, the winery no longer exists - at least not in any recognizable form - but you get my meaning). Still drinking incredibly well, this was a singular achievement from what always was a WAY underrated winery. — 4 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Nice pulls today. Cheers

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Yes another fantastic #silveroak wine! Muddled dark orange-red color, fruity but with the mature wine flavors, most prominent flavor was ripe nype. — 2 days ago

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Glad to see the 04 Alex holding up well!

Ferrari-Carano

Trésor Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Really nice blend. Feel like i am in the French countryside. A classic Alexander Valley profile of fruit forwardness and a nice balance. — 6 days ago

Ericsson, Josh and 5 others liked this

Peter Michael Winery

Belle Côte Chardonnay 2018

Ming L
9.2

A friend said he would bring a Peter Michael red,so I thought it would be fun to bring a white.

The opening nose is predominantly citrus and jasmine, not the ripe stone fruits I was expecting. Golden apple, pear, roasted nuts, and hint of brioche followed as it opened up in the glass. Viscous but not heavy on the palate with well judged acidity. Beautiful balance between richness and delicacy. Long mineral driven finish.
— 2 days ago

Alex, Severn and 6 others liked this