Blue Ridge Foothills, Northern Region


Shake Ridge Vineyards Syrah


Wow, an excellent Syrah, well balanced, lovely bouquet, white/black pepper, fine tannins on the mid-pallet, long finish, northern Rhône in style, fruit from Shake Ridge (Anne Kramer), so well made. — 8 months ago

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Dirty & Rowdy

Shake Ridge Ranch Mourvedre

Blue / black fruit, with subtle herb and spice. Approachable, medium weight, unfiltered texture. — a year ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Petite Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 2009

Stellar expression of Hermitage. The '09 warm vintage truly manifest itself in this wine with incredibly ripe black and blue fruits, black peppercorns and smoked meat. A powerful, complex, elegant wine with persistent tannins and wonderful acidity that keeps you reaching for more. Paired wonderfully with roasted lamb. Paul Ainé is a fantastic producer of wines in the region and this bottling from La Petite Chapelle does not disappoint. Could have easily been kept for another couple years but I thoroughly enjoyed drinking it today! — 2 years ago

Anthony liked this

Pedra d'Orca

Reserva Dão Touriga Nacional Blend 2011

$8.49 amazing! Certain wines from Portugal like this Dao presenting the grapes and terroir of the region just blow away similar values of wines from elsewhere on price! Beautiful fully composed complex rich red wine fruit forward but with a mineralogy at the back end remind me of northern Napa flavors but without the over intensity of those primarily cab based wines. Had this with porterhouse and blue cheese broad Ted Brussels with a spritz of organic Nama Shoyu... amazing! — a year ago


Roussanne 2015

Tasted 09/11/2016

Colleague's farewell party wine 1.

Sonorous, charming, refreshing Roussanne originated from Anapa, Black Sea foothills.

Dense lemony yellow, greenish tint.
Delicate bouquet is woven of lemon, flowers (linden, osmanthus), tarragon, delicate mineral and spicy hint, pear, white peach, nectarine. 
Elegant palate of light-plus body, refreshing acidity. Scented by pineapple, pomelo, white currant, chalk, nectarine.
Very fresh lingering finish of citrus, ginger and ripe white currant.
Gone as apetitif.
— 2 years ago

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Leo Grande

Chardonnay 2011

I bought the Reserve Chardonnay. It was delicious! Light and very buttery ... no acid bite. Only available at the winery. — 2 years ago

Foggy Ridge Cider

Handmade Cider

Annual gift from Shelley. Dry and delicious — a year ago


Rompecabezas Amador Syrah Blend 2013

On the blue side of blue/black fruit with a fragrant Northern Ca herbal influence. And it hits the sweet spot between mid and full bodied. Rocks with lamb chops. — a year ago

Carla, Reuel and 1 other liked this

Kraemer Family Wines

Shake Ridge Red 2009

Black and blue fruits. Juicy, lotsa texture. — 2 years ago

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Noël Verset

Cornas Syrah 1996

There are people who will never taste this or any other verset since his last vintage was a decade ago. This is wine... Most of what else is just rated hyped bullspit. This wine got better and better over four hours and showed the bountiful blue and black fruit the region is known for. This wine has a smoky tint to it that underpinned everything.... This is a majestic effort that will love another 20 years'm — 2 years ago

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