Casey Flat Ranch

Laird Family Estate

Flat Rock Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Soft, plush dark fruit balanced with mild pepper and leather. Initially, I had Malbec vibes, but wonderful Cab that leaves you intrigued and wanting more. — 3 months ago

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Nickel & Nickel

C.C. Ranch Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Bottle a case on release of mixed Cabs from N&N. The first few bottles that we opened gave me buyers remorse. Wine was flat. As i got through the years, the wine developed beautifully. Now, this was my last bottle of the case. It was glorious. Tannins evened our and from nose to first sip and Long finish, it was a pleasure. Patience is a virtue. It’s true — 3 years ago

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Bacigalupi

Frost Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Ron R
9.0

Just ok, but for the money, it’s a pass for me.
Spice box and cola on the nose. Palate displays a heavy amount of sweet oak. The cherry fruit is inviting, displaying moderate sweetness. But the frame lacks tannin and acidity, leaving the broad contours of this wine somewhat flat.
— 3 years ago

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Oh wait. I just looked at the Delectable price. For that, it needs to be stellar!!
Ron R

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@Byron C Mayes, I added some notes. Thanks
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I think the vintage was very unhelpful.

Porter Creek

Timbervine Ranch Syrah 2000

Low energy wine. Wish I got a hold of this sooner. Aromas still there but taste a little flat — 4 months ago

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Hayfork

Lewelling Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Shay A
9.3

Finally getting around to posting wines from my annual Napa trip from two weeks ago. Always goes by quick! Lots of fun new stops this year.

Our trip ended with a tasting of Lewelling & Hayfork, courtesy of daughter Haley at their family home in the vineyard. Although I’m not posting pics of the Lewelling cabs (2017s and didn’t have labels yet), they are impressive, and the Wight vineyard cab is flat out delicious!

The fruit here is the same as Lewelling’s wines, but there is usually a splash of petit Verdot to give more color and structure compared to the 100% Cabernets that Lewelling bottles. Dense, ripe and chewy. Very dark in the glass showing sweet smoke, blackberry compote, baking spices, and espresso aromatics. Whereas the Lewellings have a beautiful red and black cherry liqueur type profile, this is decidedly darker, but every bit as tannic and age worthy. Added notes of graphite, currant, creme de cassis and mixed berry pie at the finish.
— 3 years ago

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@Ron R : I need to know where you get your Lewelling (if it’s not off the list). They were sold out of all Lewelling wines, and I’d love to get some Wight vineyard.
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@Shay A, I get the regular cab for $49, and the Wight 2016 for $69. Let me know how I can help.
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@Shay A nice notes. Thanks

Refugio Ranch

Santa Ynez Valley Petite Sirah 2014

Delectable Wine
9.4

The 2014 Petite Sirah is flat-out beautiful. Aromatic, poised and focused in the glass, it possesses striking varietal character and wonderful aromatic overtones from the co-fermented Malvasia Bianca. The Petite tannins are very nicely tamed, most likely because of the Roussanne in the blend. The 2014 is a total knockout. Don't miss it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Sep 2017) — 5 years ago

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Laird Family Estate

Flat Rock Ranch Malbec 2012

With 9yrs age it doesn’t seem like any tannins have dropped. Extremely dense. Tannins are well integrated. Smooth and huge. Dark fruit. Chocolate. — a year ago

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Hundred Acre Vineyard

Fortunate Son Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

06 Viader - unfortunately kicked 07 Nickel and Nickel State Ranch - flat. 08 Hundred Acre Fortunate Son - third time’s a charm. Inky dark purple in the glass. Fresh roses on the nose with a hint of cayenne. Definitely a fruit bomb but has tons of depth and character. — 3 years ago

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Casey Flat Ranch

Grenache 2010

Lovely bouquet. Fresh strawberries and cherries. An excellent wine. — 4 years ago

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Oakville Ranch

Field Blend Zinfandel Blend 2015

Great wine! 2/3 Zinfandel, 1/3 petite Sirah. Enjoyed with the flat iron steak. — 5 years ago