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Arnot-Roberts

Watson Ranch Chardonnay 2015

David T
9.3

We have waited to find more of this beauty from Arnot-Roberts after our first bottle in Spring. Finally arrived, settled and tasting brilliantly.

The nose reveals more Burgundian than CA qualities. It’s softer and rounded. Sweet & sour lemons, lime not quite candy, green & golden apple, grapefruit with sugar, overripe pineapple, stone fruits, slight burnt caramel, creme brûlée, toffee, honey notes, waxiness, vanillin, mixed greens, slight fresh herbal presence, saline, delicate volcanic minerals, gentle woodiness, limestone with fruit blossoms, yellow lilies, jasmine and spring flowers.

The body is full, round and ruby lush. It a gentle and beautiful glide over the palate. It a nice cross of round burgundy and CA ripeness without the CA more rigid toughness. Sweet & sour lemons, lime candy, green & golden apple, grapefruit with sugar, overripe pineapple, just the right amount of cream & butter, stone fruits, salted caramel, creme brûlée, toffee, honey notes, butterscotch, waxiness, vanillin, slivered almonds, mixed greens, slight fresh herbal presence, saline, delicate volcanic minerals, powdery chalkiness, gentle woodiness, limestone with fruit blossoms, yellow lilies, jasmine and spring flowers. The round acidity is magnificent. The long, round, understated richness, perfect balance is delicious and persists nicely.

Photos of; Arnot-Roberts facilities, their Syrah vines and Owners-Winemakers-Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts crafting their wines.
— 6 days ago

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Shay A

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@Mark Flesher : Isn’t this the wine you like from them?
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Mark Flesher

Yes! I have a few more on the way sometime soon. A very nice Chardonnay!!

Quivet Cellars

Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Plush and voluptuous. This is drinking perfectly right now. — 4 days ago

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Mike R

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Love the 12s

Beringer Vineyards

Estate Bottled Bancroft Ranch Vineyard Merlot 1992

Palmer Emmitt
9.3

In a beautiful place right now. Showing age but elegantly so - the tannins completely resolved, the fruit stingingly present but starting to dry, the tertiary flavors just barely peeking their head above ground. — 5 hours ago

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Elyse

Korte Ranch Vineyard Zinfandel 2014

Korte Ranch located north of St. Helens along Napa River, having gnarly head trained vines, at least 70-years old, thriving there, and was a bonded winery before prohibition. Deep Ruby with aromas of black fruits and complex spice adding a bit of floral notes. On the palate flavors of black cherry and blackberry with layers of spices, cinnamon and vanilla with slight citrus tone. Fine structured tannins, long finish on this full-bodied wine ending with fruit, oak and spice character. Should develop nicely over next 5+ years. Outstanding! Tasting Sample! — 6 days ago

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Abreu Vineyards

Madrona Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Dark fruit. Intense and powerful with a bit of tobacco. Coiled but good. — 2 days ago

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Jolie-Laide Wines

Rossi Ranch Vineyard Grenache Blend

Alder Yarrow
9.5

One of California’s most delicious wines, proving as it ages that it is more than just a pretty thing. Fruit mellowing but still juicy with herbs and floral notes reaching higher more expansive tones. My last bottle but wish I had 12 more. — 13 days ago

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Brett Bullington

Brett Bullington

Fantastic

Arnot-Roberts

Clary Ranch Syrah 2015

Wow. The nose is a dead ringer for Cornas. And then the palate totally delivers also. Not quite as rich and dense as an equally young N. Rhône, but man is this amazing. Fresh and light but complex and interesting. A real pleasure. I was stunned. — 5 days ago

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Shafer Vineyards

Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2017

Pale gold color with aromas of stone and tropical fruits with a bit of citrus and sweet floral, aged 75% French oak & 25% stainless, no malolactic fermentation. On the palate melon, pineapple, apricot and some honeysuckle with hints of lemon zest and biscuit notes, delicate, complex and well balanced. Long finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and nutty toasty character. Will age well. Outstanding! — 17 days ago

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Tooth & Nail Wines

The Stand Tolliver Ranch Syrah 2016

88% Petit Sirah, 11% Syrah and 1% Viognier- Dark in color. Aromas of blackberries, raspberry, fig and black berries, raspberry preserves and violets. Rich, bold dark fruit with a tuxedo cake (vanilla and cocoa) finish.. — 8 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Delicious! Cheers!🍷

Trione Vineyards & Winery

River Road Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Tropical 🌴 especially for Sonoma. Big pineapple and pear. A modern style, well done. — 9 days ago

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