Arza Winery

Philippe Lichtenstein Auteur The Secret Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Balanced and raspberries bouquet. Needs another year or two. — a month ago


Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Super high quality Shea vineyard from a true Pinot auteur. Tension, leather, dried cranberry, exquisite oak profile and a long life ahead. My only regret is that i don’t have another 6 btls. — 6 months ago


Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2009

Lots of bramble and sour mash funk. On the denouement for sure. No vibrance or lift. — 7 months ago

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Bill Bender

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I agree @Joe Davant this was just over the hill and thank you @John Blackmon not as exciting as some of my old work but passable
Norman Gennaro

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I haven’t seen your reviews in a bit so had to look you up and see if you were still posting. Hope all is well. My son is moving back to the Bay Area from San Diego where I think you are but the girlfriend is still there so I can still hope to one day connect in person!
Bill Bender

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Hey @Norman Gennaro I jump on occasionally. I’m about 100 wines behind on posts so it’s intimidating....I’d love to open some bottles if you’re in town so please let me know!


Beltane Ranch Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018

First time for this varietal with these guys. Very nice job. Clean, crisp, varietally correct. Nice sense of balance for young wine. No hint of cat pee or grapefruit. Fruit leans toward lemon/lime, kiwi, green seedless grape. — 5 months ago

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Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2015

Deliciously aging away with subtle broad lemon fruit, a charming oxidative character already with brilliant acidity and the finest notes of oak you can imagine — 6 months ago

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Oregon Pinot Noir

Absolutely stunning. Beautiful balance — 4 years ago


Pinot Noir Rose 2019

First 2019 Sonoma coast Rose of the season. Lovely, focused yet light Pinot noir rose. Light pink color...tart cherry and watermelon nose. Nice weight and balanced acid/fruit. Round, ripe, just enough sweetness, but with enough complexity to rise above flabbiness or boredom. Rose can be boring... but not this one! — 5 months ago

Shay, Ira and 6 others liked this


Durell Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Amazing citrus lemon, lime and mandarins. Medium acidity and great tropicals, apples I wish i did not open this wine and waited to see how this aged. — 7 months ago

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Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Super well balanced Pinot, refined fruit, light but elegant body. Lovely wine and showing brilliant for a 2014 — 8 months ago


Labyrinth Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Great balance with dark cherry yumminess. Delicious!! — 4 years ago