Carneros, North Coast

Argus

Napa Valley Carneros Pinot Noir 2017

A tasty and interesting Pinot Noir from Napa Valley. Never had one from Napa, actually.

Showing cherries, strawberries, wood, raspberries, chocolates, vanilla, spices, cola and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity. Soft and elegant with nice complexity.

Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. Balanced with nice acidity.

Would age nicely in the next 5 years.

Good for parties. Good by itself or with food. A nice porch wine. I had it slightly chilled which was great.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$32.
— 2 days ago

Paul, David and 8 others liked this

Myriad Cellars

100% Whole Cluster Las Madres Vineyard Syrah 2016

A consistently great Syrah - a favorite. Happy thanksgiving, all! — 9 days ago

Paul, Iwan and 10 others liked this
Ron R

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Same to you, @Brandon Thurber

Paul Hobbs

Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

[Tasted on November 28, 2019 at Home]

Plush black cherry and blackberry fruit, with vanilla bean, cedar, graphite and cinnamon. Beautiful Pinot Noir with fine balance.
— 8 days ago

Arietta

Variation One Red Blend 2007

Shay A
9.5

Arietta Wines lunch with owner Fritz. We were able to taste through some current releases as well as some reserve wines Fritz brought with him personally. A treat to enjoy these Andy Erickson wines!

Definitely the most fun wine on the table. Merlot and Syrah blend. I believe this is around the time John Kongsgaard was leaving and Andy Erickson was arriving. Quite wild, and both sweet and savory. Black cherry tart, peppercorn crusted rhubarb, red licorice, and a sweet smoke to the nose. Tangy red fruits, espresso and cocoa bits on the palate with a finish that shows tea leaf and fig. Delicious!
— 14 days ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A : Great wine, Shay. I enjoyed the last one of these had.

Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Brut Carneros Sparkling Blend 2013

2013 Bread dough , biscuit aromas, apple , spice great acidity (has aged nicely for a six year old wine) — 17 days ago

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Trixie

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🥂 Nice review!

Artesa

Reserve Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2008

Decanted, it needed lots of air but returned to life after awhile. Some brownish apparent. Drink this vintage of the reserve now - not much time left - November 2019. — 8 days ago

Arietta

H Block Hudson Vineyards Cabernet Franc Merlot 2006

Shay A
9.3

Arietta Wines lunch with owner Fritz. We were able to taste through some current releases as well as some reserve wines Fritz brought with him personally. A treat to enjoy these Andy Erickson wines!

Obviously in a similar vein to the other two, this was drinking perfectly. Very Bordeaux like. Abundance of flowers, tar, charcoal, aged black cherries and mocha aromatics. More of the same on the palate with added pipe tobacco, some tangy rhubarb, and black pepper at the finish. Drink now and enjoy.
— 14 days ago

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Sarah Francis

Beckstoffer Carneros Lake Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Loving this juice! Previous notes still apply. EDIT- Holy crap 20 minutes in the glass... pure balance. Extraordinary — a day ago

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Aubert

Hudson Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay 2015

This one sure needs a decant. Dense nose of tropical fruit, butter, oak and vanilla. Full and balanced body. This is a full throttle Chard. Long finish. Great example of the style. — 20 days ago

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Ernest Bloom

Carneros Pinot Noir 2010

Maybe I’m just in a good mood, but this is a fantastic bottle of wine. Fruity, earthy, and paired well with a variety of food. Need to hunt down a case if this. — 8 days ago