Carneros, North Coast

Shafer Vineyards

Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2015

A fav! Had another bottle! Wine bears vineyard named to honor the Red-shouldered Hawks & other birds of prey that play a vital role in sustainable farming practices. Golden with aromas of tropical fruits and sweet floral scents. Aged for 14 months, 75% in new French oak and 25% in stainless. A rich Chard, the palate shows sweet melon, pineapple and peach flavors and citrus notes, subtle yet complex and well balanced. Lingering finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and creamy toasty oak. Outstanding! — 12 days ago

Shay, Jason and 18 others liked this

Nickel & Nickel

Truchard Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Gold. Oak and mild lemon zest on nose. Full body, mildly dry, smooth. Pear and vanilla on the palate. — 9 days ago

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Acacia

Carneros Pinot Noir 2016

Astringent when you open, develops into a decent wine with air. Thick unlike other Pinots. Delfina’s spaghetti pomodoro and meatball sugo matched well. Will buy again. #pinotparadise #Delfina — 18 days ago

Dave, Kathryn and 1 other liked this

Hartford Court

Sevens Bench Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Lychee and honeysuckle on the nose. A stunning balance of minerality, salinity, ripe tart fruit and hints of oak. Very complex with hits of Empire/Rome apples, lemon, pear, and just a little butteriness on the finish. — 4 days ago

Shay, Ron and 8 others liked this

Fortune 1621

Carneros Chardonnay

Carneros fruit. 💯 %Chardonnay. 25% Neutral French Oak. No new oak, no Malolactic. 900 cases made. — 6 days ago

Ron, Shawn and 1 other liked this

Teachworth

Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2018

Teachworth Winery Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2018, Napa Valley, California

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.

Strong nose of black currants, cooked raspberries, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, dark chocolates, celery, coffee, peppercorn, herbs, tobacco leaf and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and very gentle.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, red currants, oak, smoke, light vegetables, pencil lead, tobacco, peppercorn, coffee, herbs and light wet leaves.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and red chili powder.

This is an impressive Pinot Noir from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a soft mouthfeel. Gentle and elegant.

Nicely balanced and still young, although very enjoyable right now. A little hot right now and I'd love to try it again in 3 years.

I let it open in the glass, and after 15 minutes it came to itself. I enjoyed the tangy spicy finish.

Nice to sip on all by itself or with food. I paired it with Brie cheese and crackers.

Aged for 11 months in neutral French Oak barrels. A small production of only 175 cases.

14.75% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$60.
— 23 days ago

Shawn, Dawn and 30 others liked this

Etude

Heirloom Carneros Estate Pinot Noir 2008

Gracefully aging and med-full-bodied, this Pinot Noir is at its apex and loaded with nutty dark red fruit and balsam wood. Elegant as all get out. Drink up. — 4 days ago

David, Clive and 19 others liked this

Hyde Vineyards

Larry Hyde Estate Viognier 2018

I love Viognier and this is no exception. Floral on the nose - hibiscus and something else exotic.. can’t quite pinpoint it. — 8 days ago

Tom, Dawn and 9 others liked this

Aubert

Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay 2014

My least favorite of the Aubert Chards. However, still very nice. — 7 days ago

Stanley, Shay and 21 others liked this
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Hyde Vineyards

Larry Hyde Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Maybe one of the best Napa SBs I’ve had — 8 days ago

Tom, Dawn and 8 others liked this