Cooper Ridge

Patricia Green Cellars

Estate Etzel Block Pinot Noir 2016

Notes from a day open. Yesterday, this was bretty upon opening. Much better today. On the nose: cocoa powder, plum, soft toast..lovely and elegant. On the palate, good acidity, plum, soft game. This is Chambolle-like today, like a Veroilles from Bruno Clair, with perhaps softer acidity and more alcoholic heat on the finish. Nevertheless, fantastic. — 2 days ago

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Oakwild Ranch Winery

Gianna Perli Vineyard Zinfandel 2014

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of black currants, black cherries, blueberries, wood, earth, licorice, vanilla, chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, coke, tobacco, chocolates and black pepper.

Tangy finish with fine tannins and tangy cranberries.

This 6 year old Zinfandel is drinking very nicely now. Tasty with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime.

This Single Vineyard is peaking now, and will be nice in the next couple of years.

Has high alcohol, but it is nicely integrated by now. Tangy and easy drinking. Interesting and enjoyable.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a prime rib sandwich, with au jus dressing.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$28.
— 22 days ago

Iwan, Robert and 15 others liked this

Beaux Frères

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2000

Every BF with this amount of cold cellar time just over delivers. So balanced and complete, powerful and restrained. Multiple layers of black cherry, earthy minerality and light wood. Licorice and plum. Soft, dry finish. — 18 days ago

Iwan, Paul and 28 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Agreed, BF at this age is in it's prime, when properly stored! 👍
Hugh O'Riordan

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I love their wines

L'Ecole No. 41

Alder Ridge Grenache Rose 2019

This pale colored Grenache Rose was sourced from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA. Fresh and vibrant with a great combination of tension and viscosity, this reveals pretty rose water and watermelon flavors with shades of cantaloupe and sourdough bread on the palate. Seriously good now, enjoy this beautiful bottling over the next several years. Drink 2020-2025- 91 — 7 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Oh man... that sounds amazing! Cheers!

Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2018

Yes this is young, but it is lovely and has the makings to be great with age. Bramble fruit and plush mouthfeel. Lengthy finish. Jammy notes, but not overwhelming. Shining even more after some time in the glass. — 3 days ago

E, Shay and 18 others liked this

Kistler

Laguna Ridge Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

En Magnum— BTG at Kistler/SingleThread wine dinner. Solid American chardonnay. — 2 days ago

Shay, Ryan and 3 others liked this

Rivers-Marie

Occidental Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Very different than the 2013. This was a more supple and easy going wine. Purple fruited and tastes of sweet berry liquor. Very well balanced and has a long finish. — 4 days ago

Aaron, Eric and 7 others liked this

Cameron Winery

Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir 2014

Another excellent btl. Pop and pour...very 2014 in being forward/ripe. On the nose: tea leaves, cola, spice, and cranberry. On the palate, fantastic, wild strawberry, cola, black tea...soft tannin on the finish. Showing wondeful secondary, and drinking very well...perhaps peak maturity? — 7 days ago

Ira, Bob and 7 others liked this

Pax

Eastern Ridge Syrah 2006

Eric S
9.3

The misses had a girls night out so had to go for something older and funky. Big minerals on the nose. Palate is like a bloody smoked steak dusted with rust and wrapped in bacon. Can’t believe it’s balanced and not hot at 15.5%. Pax is one of the only producers that can do that with so much alcohol IMO. — 14 days ago

Arden, Vanessa and 31 others liked this
John Howard

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Alc.% is much lower now.
Eric S

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Yep. Still buying the new stuff. Love both of his styles.
John Howard

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Totally.

Brick House

Select Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir 2017

Delectable Wine
9.3

Vivid magenta. Highly perfumed, spice-tinged red/dark berries and pungent flowers on the expressive nose. Juicy and energetic on the palate The 2017 Select offers sappy raspberry, bitter cherry and mulberry flavors that slowly deepen through the mid-palate. The spice and floral notes repeat emphatically on a very long, penetrating finish that's framed by smooth, well-knit tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, August 2020)
— 8 days ago

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