California, Usa

Au Bon Climat

"Isabelle" California Pinot Noir 2015

Part of their "Blue Series," Isabelle, named after the birth of Jim’s daughter in 1995, was first top end Pinot Noir that was a blend from different locations, 6 in 2015. Ruby, Aromas of berry fruits with citrus, herbs & floral notes, aged for 2 years in new French Oak. On the palate layers of gentle ripe fruit flavors of raspberry and cherry with citrus and oak wrapped in gentle spice. Wine has great depth, soft tannins, well integrated, savory, long ending with a nice mouthfeel. Very Nice! Last bottle! — 5 days ago

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Prohibido Wines

California Rosé Blend 2017

This is a nice and enjoyable Rosé from California. In the glass it is showing Peach in color with an orange hue.

Dry on the palate with cherries sweet strawberries Citrus lemons apples pears and spices.

Spicy finish with black pepper.

I've had it a year ago and this 3 year old is drinking nicer now. Crisp and refreshing.

I had it for lunch by the lake under the trees. I pair it grilled chicken grilled chicken skewers on a Greek salad.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

89 points.
— 12 days ago

Severn, Julia and 13 others liked this

Neyers

Sage Canyon California Red Blend

Nose is sweet, lifted blue and red fruit with accents of incense and pipe tobacco. Moderate acidity, medium bodied with a grippy tannic finish. Well done. — a day ago

Dawn, Neil and 7 others liked this

Orin Swift

Slander California Pinot Noir 2017

Had this about a year ago. A big fan of David Swift Phinney wines. In 1998 David founded Orin Swift Cellars; Orin is his father’s middle name and Swift is his mother’s maiden name. Aged 10 mos in French oak, 30% new. Ruby with complex aromas of fresh fruits, floral and spice. On the palate flavors of raspberry and cherry with cacao and hints of pepper spice. Rich full tannins, long ending with fruit, well balanced with spice and acidity. Nice! — 14 days ago

Shay, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Sandlands

California Chenin Blanc 2016

True guilty pleasure. A wine this inexpensive shouldn’t make me smile this much! Clean, crisp, dry, simple, simple fun... with or without food. Lemon-lime, a bit of funk, touch of wooly lanolin, nice acid still driving the fruit towards that wonderful, long, lingering finish. Tegan... full props for keeping this wine affordable if still impossible to find apart from the list. — 3 days ago

Shay, David and 9 others liked this
Bryan Kesting

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Well said

Nine Iron Wine

California Red Wine Blend

Medium ruby color. Aromas of cherries, strawberry candy, vanilla and bell pepper skin. Great flavors of cherry, strawberry- very good table wine made by veterans. Sales go towards benefits the PTSD Foundation of America and Camp Hope. If you know anyone who is suffering from PTSD or need help call 1-877-717-PTSD 🇺🇸 — 9 days ago

Tom, P and 14 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Admirable cause. 🇺🇲
Sharon B

Sharon B

@Neil Valenzuela I’ll have to look for this one. Have a great weekend!
DC Radisson

DC Radisson

It was a matter of time golf would be labelled on wine 🍷 Santé!

Materra

Hidden Block Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice one from Napa Valley.

Deep purple in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, cooked cherries, black plums, vanilla, light cedar, chocolates, coffee, mocha, cola, light alcohol, tobacco, spices, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Full-bodied, bold and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, blueberries, wood, vanilla, spices, espresso, dark chocolates, cola, peppercorn, tobacco leaf and light graphite.

Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Well balanced with nice complexity and mouthfeel. Easy drinking and good all by itself.

Good right out of the bottle and better once it opens up. Needs a couple of hours to peak. Would continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

This 6 year old is gentle and elegant, yet muscular.

I paired it with a cheese plate and fresh berries.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$65.
— 4 days ago

Martijn, Eric and 17 others liked this

Andremily

California Syrah 2016

This is the No. 5 Syrah from Andremily - had it last night. Absolutely terrific bottle. Intense yet elegant at the same time. Very reminiscent of Sine Qua Non (I guess mot surprising given that the owner/winemaker apprenticed with Manfred for many years if I recall correctly). Between this and the mourvedres they’re making, this is definitely a wine list that you want to get on. Great stuff! — 10 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
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Shay A

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🤫 More for us the smaller the list is! Joining them next week for a virtual tasting. Such a big fan of these wines!

Carboniste

Extra Brut Albariño 2019

Hands down, one of the funnest wines to find me during quarantine: a champagne-style sparkler made from Albariño grapes grown in the Sacramento River Delta. This zany experiment has become the flagship wine from young husband and wife team (combining knowledge from the cellars of Schramsburg and the branding powerhouse of Vintage Wine Estates and Naked Wines). Fresh fruit abounds: ripe pear, nectarine, green apple, a hint of oyster shell (tank fermentation followed by short bottle fermentation preserves fruit and reduces secondary autolytic characteristics). Bottled only a few months ago, so bubbles were extra excited and poppy. Same, Carboniste, same... — 13 days ago

Maura Passanisi
with Maura
Paul, Paula and 2 others liked this

Fieldwork Brewing Co.

Finer Things Mosaic Light Lager

Really excellent Fieldwork and it’s actually lager, not an IPA, great hops and with tropical fruit notes. Happy hours on Monday afternoons are the new normal these days. — 8 hours ago

Jim, Jeanne and 1 other liked this