Bay Grape Wine

Rod Easthope

Reserve Hawke's Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2021

While you definitely have citrus on the nose and palate there are touches of grapefruit on the backend and nice acidity. — 4 days ago

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Wente Vineyards

Louis Mel Livermore Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Medium yellow color. Aromas of grapefruit, orange blossoms and green apples. Grapefruit flavors, naval orange and mineral finish. — 17 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Looks refreshing!🥂

Sandlands

Contra Costa County Red Table Wine 2018

First bottle I’ve opened of this vintage. Ruby red, moderate pigment extraction, very good clarity. Strawberry and barrel notes in nose. Strawberry, cherry in mouth with good fruit length, good acid, delightfully light on the alcohol. Slight seed and skin tannins on finish, aftertaste. Light bodied. Worth reading up about online — 18 days ago

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Three Wine Company

Old Vines Field Blend 2018

This was a big, rich, generous bottle of wine. Each sip was a mouth-filling cocktail of macerated red and black fruits with hints of vanilla and spice. Very supple! 39% Carignan, 26% Mataro, 17% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah, 5% Alicante Bouchet, 2% Black Malvoisie. 5/18/22. — 7 months ago

Tessier

Femme Fatale Christie Vineyard Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

Empty bottle shot? Yes, it was that good.

It’s too bad you can’t see the lovely transparent, but electric Fuschia color. Lots of time in contact with the skins — 12 hour maceration and lovingly foot tread prior to press, so drinks more like a light red than a white. There’s real Pinot fruit and Santa Cruz mountain character here: strawberries, rose hips, stones, fresh herbs, cool breezes blowing through the redwoods. Many layers. Rosé of the summer.
— 6 hours ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Chardonnay 2014

Hmm. Lots of oak, buttery, lots of vanilla, moderate volume and a sweetness on the finish. Sub acid.

Starting to get going a week in… definitely gaining volume and complexity.
— 13 days ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Ok not for me.
Josh Morgenthau

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@Ron R had to snatch this when I found it in a local shop for less than $100, but I actually much prefer the recent vintages of the estate chardonnay.
Ron R

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You’re a lucky many, @Josh Morgenthau. This is a wine that’s akin to rocking horse shit!

Bedrock Wine Co.

Areio e Vento e Amor Evangelho Vineyard Red Blend

What a great wine. This field blend from a single block of the Evangelho vineyard is made up of Mataro, Zinfandel, and Carignan among others. It’s a dusty,deep purple in the glass with dark, subtle fruit in the nose. Full of dark fruit, a bit of berry it’s incredibly smooth and full bodied with enough twinge of acidity and mild tannins to give it great structure. Excellent. — 7 days ago

Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2018

2018 vintage. Enveloping, deep French oak nose. Light-medium/medium body. Hammer drops of tangerine, lanolin, Persian lime and guava flavor wise. The 2017 vintage had a little more acidity and is/was showing fantastic but this vintage seems to have a little more “personality.” Obvs super-youthful and needs some space and time. If you can lay off it for a year or two, kudos. For the rest of us mere mortals, this is world-class Chardonnay at a seventh of the comparable French white burg pricing and half/a third of many of the high-end California Chard producers. QPR in spades. — 13 days ago

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Nice notes, @vinokeeno. I like the fact that you are seeing a little more acid. I like that in US chards, as they tend to be a little muted in that department.
vinokeeno

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@Ron R hoping the flabby days are over.

McGrail Vineyards

McGrail Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Another outstanding Clone 8. Fruity nose, nearly opaque purple, significant but well balanced tannins with nice mouthfeel, red fruit flavors of raspberry. — 8 days ago

Mount Eden Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

John Howard
8.9

This is the mount Eden Pinot noir rose’ delectable. — 3 days ago

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