Clements Hills, Central Valley

Maître de Chai

Stampede Vineyard Zinfandel 2017

Plum, cherry, light yet strong enough to pair with a nicely seasoned piece of meat. — 3 hours ago

Domaine de la Côte

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017

From a maker’s dinner with Sashi Moorman. Less complex and slightly more bold than the Bloom’s Field. Love! — a day ago

Ira, James and 9 others liked this

Anglim

Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

In Magnum. Great small producer based in Paso. Excellent range of reds. — 9 days ago

Eric, Tom and 8 others liked this

Tyler

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Although it was late in the evening (or at least it felt that way- it was actually about 8pm) this wine impressed. Everything that I love about Santa Rita Hills (earth, ocean and smoke) elegantly wrapped in some very restrained oak. Classy. — 11 days ago

Sandhi Wines

Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay 2017

From a wine dinner with Sashi Moorman himself! Great flavor and intensity of new world fruit, but with the restraint and grace of the old world. The minerality and tension really keeps you engaged. — a day ago

Ira, Shay and 6 others liked this

Tyler

La Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Needs way more time - thin and uninteresting the first day, second day a bit more weight and complexity. Bright red fruits and a pleasant sweetness. — 11 days ago

Shay, Paul and 3 others liked this

Zotovich Family

Viognier

Bright, light with a touch of creaminess to really smooth out this bouncy wine. Slight floral on the nose and tart green apples with pears rounding it out. Perfect with a Rosemary Brussel Sprout & Ricotta Cannelloni I made! — an hour ago

Domaine de la Côte

Bloom's Field Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017

Maker’s dinner with Sashi Moorman! Floral notes as the name goes with beautiful fruit and some light spicy notes. — a day ago

Ira, Shay and 7 others liked this

Sandhi Wines

Sanford & Benedict Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2015

Maker’s dinner with Sashi Moorman. Tart cherries with some whole cluster spice and a hint of salinity. — a day ago

Ira, Shay and 6 others liked this

R.H. Phillips

EXP Dunnigan Hills Syrah 1995

JKT
8.9

Thanksgiving dinner and quite a surprise that this old wine still shows nicely without any overwhelming oak etc as per old reviews. Not all that complex but still firm and good texture and went well with all the different dishes. Of course the highlight was the double magnum bottle and the correspondingly big cork! — 9 days ago