Central Valley Carménère

Casa Lapostolle

Clos Apalta Limited Release Carménère Blend 2005

Decanted. Interesting mint taste on the finish. Still some dark fruit left. — a month ago

Jim Hadley
with Jim
Shay, Michael and 3 others liked this

Michael David Winery

Earthquake Lodi Zinfandel 2020

Heavy, serious and packs an upper cut punch with respect to the alcohol. Yet still flavorful and deliciously red fruit jammy. — 6 days ago


Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2021

Woody taste but pretty smooth, with a light fruity taste too. Very nice. — 8 days ago

Sandhi Wines

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2020

Ron R

Nice presentation…Easy on the palate. — 14 days ago

Severn, Tom and 34 others liked this
Timothy Lynch

Timothy Lynch

A winery that just keeps improving with every vintage.

Pine Ridge Vineyards

Clarksburg Chenin Blanc + Viognier Blend 2021

2021. Broader California appellation. 80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Viognier. Perfect for some patio seafood. Floral aromas and crisp melon. — a day ago

Ericsson, Daniel and 1 other liked this

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2021

Deep pink color; pomegranate, raspberries and grape stems on the nose; high acidity; smooth tannins; tastes like sour cherries and cranberries with a long finish. Went really well with a creamy pasta sauce. — 12 days ago

Ted, LM and 1 other liked this

Justin Vineyards & Winery

Isosceles Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Delectable Wine

The 2018 Isosceles is youthfully understated yet darkly alluring, with black cherry and spiced citrus nuances lifting from the glass. This washes across the palate with ease, cool-toned and with a pure mix of red and black fruits. It finishes with admirable length while maintaining an energetic feel. Blackberry hints slowly fade. (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2023) — 10 days ago

Belle Glos

Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

‘Las Alturas' Spanish for 'the heights', a fitting name, this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. 4th gen Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner from family with farming & winemaking roots in Napa since 1906. Met Joe several times. Deep Ruby (darkest Pinot I have come across). Nice berry and floral spice aromas. Rich cherry/plum flavors with oak, spice and vanilla. Long finish, bold ending with sweet oak notes. Nice! A Fav! — 7 days ago

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Daou Vineyards

Pessimist Paso Robles Red Blend 2021

Delectable Wine

A wildly fresh bouquet of violets, lavender, cooling smoke and sugar-dusted blueberries wafts up as the 2021 Pessimist by DAOU unfolds in the glass. It's soft-textured yet energetic in style. Candied citrus hints accentuate cooling mineral tones and crisp wild berry fruits. The 2021 finishes with impressive length yet lightly structured. Violette Pastille and crunchy mineral tones slowly fade. (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2023) — 10 days ago

Concha y Toro

Don Melchor Puente Alto Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

This is so clear and smooth. Just ripe red berries (strawberry, cherry, cranberry) with some dried herbs. This is excellent and drinks so easily. Pair with pets for a Magellan Sheepdog. — 12 days ago

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