Bodega Santa Julia

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Crafted by Joseph J. Wagner, 4th generation winemaker, with winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. Deep Ruby with red berry fruit aromas, tea and sweet spice notes. On the palate flavors of jammy blackberry and cherry with pronounced sweet vanilla oak, cacao and pepper spice notes. Soft tannins and bright acidity, well balanced, with mineral tones on a long finish ending with toasty spice! Nice! — 8 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

At Vivace. Balanced. Very bright. Lovely. — 8 days ago

Cambria Estate Winery

Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Delicious, quaffable, red berries, earth, herbs, and wet stone. — a month ago

Ron, Tom and 6 others liked this

Lieu Dit

Santa Maria Valley Melon de Bourgogne 2023

From VintEdge here in Somerville. More ocean-y than I remember, then that melon hits… mmmmm 🍈 — a month ago

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Mount Eden Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2019

2019 vintage. As delicious as ever. Exquisite balance of fruit and acidity. Medium-heavy bod. Clean with a smattering of mineral influence here and there. So good. 6.5.24. — 8 days ago

Austin, Ira and 15 others liked this
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Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Promising red fruit on the nose but a bit too tannic—decanting was de rigueur. After 45 minutes it was better but still tight. It took a full two hours to open up fully and show interesting notes of tobacco, earth and pencil shavings to balance the fruit and acid. Tells me that I should wait another five years before opening my remaining bottles. Enjoyed the 2021 vintage with prime ribeye cap steak from Costco, chicken liver pate and Taleggio cheese, with visiting family (William, Teresa, Xander and Samantha). — 4 days ago

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Morgan

Twelve Clones Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

The 2020 vintage is superb. — 20 days ago

Mount Eden Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

2018 vintage. Oak a little showier than last visit 4.20.24. *Full disclosure* Probably my favorite CA cabernet for QPR purposes-year in, year out-since the early 90's. Not inexpensive, yet, in a world of ridiculous CA cab pricing, this is a bargain. Had I storage space and projected lifespan, would pick up two cases and crack a bottle every year starting in 2028. Some overt baby fat/oak to dissipate in anticipation. Currently, wanting more structure and depth but, given the track record with this wine/producer, it's enroute. 5.29.24. — 15 days ago

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Gaja

Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2011

[Tasted on June 1, 2024 at Santo in Nashville]

Cherry, plum and blackberry fruit, with fig, tar, tobacco and spice. Muscular style of Brunello.
— 12 days ago

Tensley

Colson Canyon Vineyard Syrah 2019

So good. Northern Rhône in central Cali. — a month ago

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