Clarksburg, Central Valley

Pine Ridge Vineyards

Clarksburg Chenin Blanc + Viognier Blend 2022

Great value. Peach, tropical fruit. Crowd pleaser and easy drinker. — a month ago

Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

This wine has a deep ruby hue with viscous tearing.

Aromas and flavors are highly expressive with notes of Luxardo black cherry, dried blackcurrant, ripe blackberry, juicy plum, violet, molasses, mocha, coconut, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, cardamom, dill, and leather.

On the palate, this wine is dry with a hint of residual sugar that has a softening effect. It has medium(+) acidity, a full body, high alcohol (15% ABV!), high tannins that are smooth and velveteen. The finish lingers.

It’s a rounded, full-bodied, and opulent expression that epitomizes the wines of Paso Robles.
— 20 days ago

Deked1, Paul and 18 others liked this

Sea Smoke

Ten Estate Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Not as big of a Pinot as many other Tens have been from other vintages. Still medium full palate but less big fruit, more subtle layers of cherry complimented by an herbal savory character. If you like fruit, drink up. — 9 days ago

Scott@Mister and Shay liked this

Smith & Hook

Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Still a good cab but not as good as previous vintages. A bit unfortunate, but this wine has gone full blown super market class. — 15 hours ago

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022

Medium bodied Pinot noir… pairs well with focaccia and veal saltimbocca — 13 days ago

Ted, Dawn and 2 others liked this

Sea Smoke

Southing Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wild strawberry and black cherry are complimented by savory herbal aromas and flavors. Super smooth tannins make for a silky texture. Definitely in its prime! — a day ago

Shay liked this

Michael David Winery

Freakshow The Strongest Man on Earth Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon

Color of deep purple with lighter shades on the rim. Nice tears. Nose of ample fragrance of currants. minty, vanilla, oaky, sweet note, and some more dark fruits. Taste is mouthful and chewy, quite sweet mixed with some spice, acidity, tart, strawberry, and some more vanilla. Aftertaste shows more strawberry, tangy, and a bit marginal tannin. On par. Like all the Freakshow wine, a bit too sweet for me. — 22 days ago

Alban Vineyards

Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2013

Dark purple in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose with lots of black fruits, cedar and chocolate notes.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing blackberries, cooked plums, cedar, tobacco, vanilla, dried fruits, light earth, barnyard, light vegetables, herbs, chocolates, espresso, cola and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Syrah from Edna Valley in California. Showing nice complexity and elegance, with a soft mouthfeel.

This Syrah from the great 2013 vintage is drinking beautifully now. A great sipping wine to have all by itself.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$130.
— 19 days ago

Shay, Ted and 21 others liked this

Sandhi Wines

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2021

This is outstanding for the price. — 5 days ago

Jean-Philip, Ted and 4 others liked this

Louis-Benjamin Dagueneau

Silex Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc

Juan c pati j sergio lora — 7 days ago

Jan, Billy and 1 other liked this