Carneros, North Coast

Patz & Hall

Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Last but not least! We made it to @patzhall for the final flight of the day. 🙌🙌

Featured in this picture are some wines from the ‘Sparkling & Still Wine Tasting Flight’ and the ‘Library Flight.’

I tried the Library Flight and found all of the wines to be richly concentrated, with strong fruit flavor and complexity from the winemaking process. 🍷

I enjoyed them all, but especially loved the 2012 Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir, which had candied cherry, strawberry, raspberry jam notes alongside violet, crushed rose petals, fennel, anise, leather, nutmeg, vanilla, mushroom, and earth notes. It had a delightful complexity and long, elegant finish. 👏👏👏

Almost 30 miles today on bike (to be fair they were eBikes 😉) with three tastings along the way and we’re ready for bed 🛌 😌 Cheers 🥂
— 12 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

What line-up! 👏
Vanessa

Vanessa

@Neil Valenzuela it was a fabulous tasting !! 🙌🙌🙌

Rombauer Vineyards

Carneros Chardonnay 2019

Well balanced, butter, vanilla, long finish. — 7 days ago

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Kistler

Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay

2018 vintage in 5/3/2021. Over the top (amazing) classic Chardonnay with straw and clean dry fruit. Up there with the best — 2 days ago

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Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Le Rêve Carneros Chardonnay 2013

Finally made it to @domainecarneros after a 13 mile, stunningly beautiful bike ride (check out my story on Instagram @amateur_oenophile for footage). 🚴 🚴

It was worth the effort - we’re in for a treat. 🙌 The grounds and château are beautiful. It’s no wonder it’s such a popular tasting location. 👍👍

Here we have a flight of:

-the Single Vineyard Sparkling, crisp, lean, with bright acidity and mineral notes,

-the Blanc de Blancs comprised of 83% Chardonnay and 17% Pinot Gris, offering more ripe tropical and citrus fruit notes along with pie crust,

-the Late Disgorged Rosé, which is rich and creamy and offers raspberry, strawberry, toasted almond, brioche notes, and

-Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs, the tête de cuvée made from 100% Chardonnay offering additional floral and honeycomb notes. The tête de cuvée was aged 8 years in the barrel prior to the second, bottle fermentation.

Cheers 🥂🍾
— 13 days ago

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Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Brut Carneros Sparkling Blend 2013

Pear and golden delicious apple aromas and flavors. Hints of white flowers on the nose. A bit of lemon pith, brioche and honey on the finish. Nice creamy texture and mouse. Consistent stream of tiny bubbles. Nicely structured. — 18 days ago

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Miner Family

Genny's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

K L
8.9

Another good mystery box selection. Liked this one more than the first time we had it. Light and still with some oak notes. 2014 vintage is interesting to have. — 4 days ago

Matt Dill
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Donum

1870 Estate Grown Carneros Pinot Noir 2012

Donum, magnum, 2012 is a limited edition produced from their three finest blocks; once and only bottle named the “1870.” A nice ruby red with definite signs of bricking giving it an amber like color. Cherry-raspberry fruit jumps from the glass with scents of floral, spice, a pine forest floor, vanilla and sandal-wood cedar with a lingering smokiness at the end giving the pinot a well rounded nose. Taste - cherry, blackberry and raspberry fruit flavors, pepper and tea spices with subtle anise and a licorice earthy medium finish. Tannins are still present but blended. Be interesting to see how it opens up throughout the evening. — 19 days ago

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Clos du Val

Carneros Chardonnay 2019

Ming L
9.0

Pear, orange peel, and nice tropical fruits that I could not pinpoint on the nose. Hint of roasted almond too. Fresh acidity complements the plush palate really well. A bit chalky mineral on the finish.

The juicy from this Lot One bottling is mainly from the Gran Val estate vineyard, but sees less oak treatment (10 month 25% new French oak barrel vs 14 month 100% new) compared to the Gran Val bottling. And I think this about right - round and textured without being buttery.

— 20 days ago

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Truchard

Carneros Pinot Noir 2017

Beautiful example of Pinot Noir, classic nose with cherry and strawberries to start. Then comes the floral spice, oak (perhaps American oak), and a long enough, enjoyable finish. For the price it is just beautiful.
— 20 days ago

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Scribe

Carneros Pinot Noir 2018

👁This wine is pale ruby with a delicate haze.

👃On the nose, it offers medium(+) intensity of youthful aromas, including notes of ripe cherry, strawberry rhubarb, fresh raspberry, 🍒🍓 also tulip🌷, violet, red licorice, fennel, dill, nutmeg, and wet moss.

👄On the palate this wine is dry. It has med (+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, medium tannins, and medium(+) intensity of flavors consistent with the nose. It also has a medium(+) finish. I find it has good complexity and balance. 👌👌

This wine was fermented with native, wild yeast in concrete or steel and then aged in neutral oak barrels for about six months. According to the @scribewinery website, it comes from "vineyards planted with equal parts of two California heritage clones ideal for the region’s dense clay: Martini and Pommard. The Martini grapes add spice and fresh, high tones complemented by the Pommard’s natural earthiness."

Scribe, Carneros, XII. Beauty Blue, Pinot Noir, Vintage 2018. ABV 13.5%.

Los Carneros, meaning 'the rams' in Spanish, is a unique wine region because it is shared between Sonoma County and Napa Valley. It is one of my favorite places in Califorina for Pinot Noir. With the coastal breezes and fog channeling inland from San Pablo Bay, the vines have a combination of sun and cooling moderators, to aid in both the ripening and the preservation of acidity / brightness of character, which can ultimately lead to a well-balanced, but also well-concentrated wine.

I picked this up at @france_44 and would definitely buy it again.
— a month ago

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Romain Fitoussi

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