Oppenlander Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Tannic Pinot with raspberry and blueberry. Someone said ‘tea.’ Yup. — 9 months ago


Langley Vieyard Pinot Noir 2014

Founded in 2002 by father son duo Phil L Baxter and Phil T G Baxter, Baxter Winery produces a range of Pinot Noirs from several of the Anderson Valley's top sites. Juicy and red fruited, with flavors of red currant, raspberry liqueur, their Langley Vineyard Pinot swiftly turns to more medicinal tones - wilted sage and tarragon. It's elegant and nuanced, but with precision and drive. — 2 years ago

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Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014

Young and bit aggressive, but you can tell that this will soften in a few years. The fruit is very evident but not overwhelmingly sweet. I think it will ease. This is a young wine in a great vintage. Oh, Baxter is fired up for a Friday. — 3 years ago

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Great picture


Langely Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Some great age showing on this one now. — 10 months ago


Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc 2016

I’ve had the hardest time remembering my new zip code even despite having written it a thousand times in the last few weeks... maybe I’m still dreaming... anyway...

It was still 90° at 7:30 so I went in search of Sauvignon Blanc. Sunshine Foods is the local grocery and has exactly the surprisingly very good selection that should be expected from a specialty local grocer in the heart of Napa Valley. I’m not going to lie, I bought this wine so that I would finally learn my zip code (even if I did let somebody ahead of me at checkout so I could finish researching it).

The winemaker is Sam Baxter of Terra Valentine and it’s sourced from the San Mateo Ranch Vineyard in Rutherford. At $19 that was good enough for me. Loaded with ripe pear and fresh, almost underripe melon, lime zest, and stony minerality, with just a tinge of honeysuckle that softens the corners. The acid is relatively toned down but still present enough to satisfy most purists.
— a year ago

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@Isaac Pirolo Cheers 🍷
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Great Deli at Sunshine.

Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

Maybe Baxter doesn't like this bc he's British (@Ron R) and this is French, but we love it. Pears and peach coming through as I swirl the glass. In the mouth it's delicate and sweet. No bite. So French. 🇫🇷 — 3 years ago

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@philip Angino so awesome ❄❄⛷⛷
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@Evan Bienstock I think @Carl Fischer, yourself and partners are planning on a evening of food and wine. You in???

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Hawkeye Ranch Pinot Noir 2014

Amazing Pinot nior with Ben Baxter — a year ago

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Foz Hill Vineyard Mendocino Montepulchiano 2013

Fruit forward. Well made but a little ripe and lacks a bit of acid and structure for me. If I'm nitpicking. — a year ago


Weir Vineyard Yorkville Highlands Pinot Noir

All dry farmed and organic. Loved the softness of this one. — 2 years ago


Toulouse Vineyard Pinot Noir 2005

Matt Austin

Getting a little long in the tooth, but still a nice expression of one of my favorite AV vineyards. — 3 years ago

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