Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Just a good wine. Grandfather collected Rafanelli from the mid 90’s till Mississippi cracked down on shipping wine to the state in 2010. Brought a couple bottles back for him from Texas. While I attribute the 1998 Terrace Select Cab as the wine that really got me into wine, I overall still lean towards their Zin’s. — 6 days ago

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Arden Barnett

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@David L Their merlot is the one wine in their lineup that I have failed to try... the past year has been eye opening for me with regards to Cali Merlot. Before I just assumed for the most part they are just all big fruit bombs, but man I have never been more wrong. So many good options right now. Working on building up a little collection. Cheers!
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Paloma Vineyard- Sonama
Napa- Going all out- KAPCSANDY ROBERTA'S RESERVE
Buccella Merlot - Something you must open . Cheers all!
Arden Barnett

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@David L thanks for the recs! I’ve been keeping my eye out for some Buccella’s at auction. Hope to snag a few bottles soon.

Preston of Dry Creek

Dry Creek Valley Mourvedre 2018

One of my fave Prestons thus far. Probably should have waited a few years as it’s quite young but it still is quite tasty. Smoke and black pepper with some dark red fruits. — 22 days ago

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Quivira Vineyard and Winery

Alder Grove Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Grassy, citric, grapefruit-noted sauvignon from a consistently great vineyard. — 4 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend 2016

For some reason I love Ridge Zins with a grilled burger. Difficult to describe the notes in this wine.

On the nose: black pepper, blackberry, anise, menthol, floral, slight blueberry and....cherry cola? On the tongue: blackberry, cherry, baking spice, tobacco on the finish. Grippy tannins at first but mellows out extremely fast. Petite sirah cuts through burger fat nicely. Another nice Zin blend from Ridge.
— 3 days ago

Hanzell Vineyards

Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir

Color is a tawny crimson red. Nose — tart cherry sandalwood tea and some forest floor earth aroma. A light but complex elegant Burgundy style pinot with an initial flavor of cherry, spice and pine tree smoothing into more strawberry flavors and subtle vanilla toast. Medium to long finish. Pairs really well with the smokey carnitas cheeks tacos, yummy — 3 days ago

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Bevan Cellars

Dry Stack Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Another stunning Sauvignon Blanc from Russell — 12 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend 2007

Aucune attente, Comme tout le monde sait, Ridge fait d’excellent produits. Au nez et en bouche c’est le cuir, le cedre, c’est un peu epicé, le bois est bien intégré, belle finale bien digeste. Rien à voir avec certain zin confituré et sucré, ca semble bien vieillir. Malheureusement avec les augmentations de prix de leurs zin, il fortement improbable que je me procure d’autres bouteilles à la SAQ. — 19 days ago

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Montemaggiore

Nobile Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah 2012

Wonderful flavor after having quite a few Cabs lately. 46% Syrah. Light but textured finish. Lots of fruit flavor on the front. Perfect with pizza. Maybe because that is what I’m eating. — 7 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2017

Earthy/musky, strawberries/raspberries, menthol, tar. Pretty good zin 👍🏻 — 17 days ago

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Gnarly Head

Gnarlier Head Sommer Vineyard Old Vine Zin 2015

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based on taste of california, some portion of ashy taste of south america — 3 days ago