Bodegas Sierra Cantabria

Cruse Wine Co.

Rorick Vineyard Muscat 2018

May I introduce you to the skills of professional wine person, Michael Cruse. He’s a wizard - people think of him first for his sparkling, but this deeply complex bone dry Muscat from the Rorick vineyard makes it’s way into five total freaking barrels and he’s selling it for about $29. This is an underpriced very good buy.

Ambitious, big, intense, and if you find some fault here I’d love to know what it is. Unfiltered colors of pale hay. Your first impression is definitely lychee, then peach, tangerine, vanilla oak.
— 4 days ago

Severn, Ceccherini and 33 others liked this

Pop Nat

This summer stay cool Sparkling Wine

Zippy and grapefruit forward but smells of strawberries. A beautiful pet nat to enjoy at a summer picnic! — 21 days ago

Kathy, Jean and 1 other liked this

Rombauer Vineyards

Fiddletown Zinfandel

I had 2017 vintage Gino Rinaldi single vineyard and it was excellent. Fruit forward l, but balanced well with oak so not jammy. Delicious! — 10 days ago

Sabelli-Frisch

Milk Fed Ramos Torres Vineyard Marsanne 2018

Stone fruit and mineral, very interesting skin contact white 👌 — 10 days ago

Chris, Severn and 10 others liked this

Bedrock Wine Co.

Esola Vineyard Zinfandel 2017

Mike R
9.2

Zin and ribs last night and this wine paired perfectly - intense powerful with some extraction evident but when paired with finger sucking Rufus Teague sauce ribs - bam and fireworks - yummy and smiles all around - this wine could last a few years but why for it is so ready NOW — 6 days ago

Mike, Shawn and 60 others liked this
Timothy Lynch

Timothy Lynch

A superb food wine combo. 👍

Domaine de la Terre Rouge

Fiddletown Viognier 2016

I’m usually wary of Viognier, but this was unusually fresh and drinkable. — 17 days ago

David, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Easton

Fiddletown Rinaldi Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel 2012

Really distinctive and balanced. Bill Easton’s wines have really won me over as I’ve tasted through several over the last two weeks — 9 days ago

David, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Easton

Monarch Mine Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2013

The most unusual Cab Franc I’ve come across. Pipe tobacco and pine needles. Really enjoyable, cerebral and a sure way to fuck up a blind tasting. — 9 days ago

David, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Marchesi Vineyards

Sierra Foothills Zinfandel 2018

Fruit forward and surprisingly smooth and drinkable for a Zin. Lovely. — a day ago

Donkey & Goat

Stone Crusher Skin Ferment El Dorado Roussanne

Purchased a bottle from the reserve list at the winery earlier this year. Consumed with miso sablefish and lentils with cherries and basil. Rich golden hue, cloudy honeycomb-like. Nose is like dried leaves and cider mill, fall like aromas. Hints of petrol & citrus. This just explodes with bitter apricot, citrus, intense acidity. Complex layers keep coming. Orange juice and zest in a sweet morning bun. Oxidative nuttiness like toasted salted almonds. Super long finish. Amazing stuff. — 12 days ago