Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

A. Rafanelli

Unfiltered Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2022

Poured into a Boa decanter several hours prior to dinner. The 2022 Zinfandel pours a ruby color with a near opaque core; medium+ viscosity with moderate staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is youthful with notes of bright brambles: blackberries and raspberries, cherry (some candied, think Cherry Blow Pop), pipe tobacco, black pepper, dry organic earth and gentle baking spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose with some notes of mocha added to the mix. The finish is long and delightful. Fun to try in its youth however I expect these will show even better after a few years in the cellar. Best after 2027 and through 2042. — 6 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Just got mine last week! Appreciate the sneak preview!

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1956

1986 vintage. showing well 4/10/24. balanced. medium tannins, medium acid. really lovely. I always thought that this wine needed time. — 8 days ago

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Hanzell Vineyards

Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Pale ruby color with garnet hue on the edges. On the nose more earthy than fruity, a delicate manure. Smooth, more complex than Sebella, elegant with medium body. — a month ago

A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Glad I waited until 2024, this still had plenty of gas in the tank — 11 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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My 2022s will arrive tomorrow. Can’t wait to wait 8 years! 🤣🤣

Rochioli

Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2020

A blend from several vineyards, including Sweetwater Vineyard. Bright Ruby color, purple edges, with aromas of ripe fruits and complex spice. On the palate concentrated flavors of raspberry, cherry and currants with pepper, herbs and oak, aged for 15 months on French oak, soft tannins on well balanced structure. Full body, rich long finish, ending with spice, ripe fruit and oaky tones. Very Nice! — 18 days ago

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Merry Edwards

Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Incredible aging in bottle. Like a pineapple cake but not sweet of course. Just so much more intensity of the tropical notes it has when young. — 19 days ago

Kosta Browne

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2021

Deep Ruby color with aromas of red fruits, cedar and baking spice. On the palate flavors of cherry and raspberry with toasty notes and cinnamon spice. Aged in French oak (about 50% new). Full-bodied, fine soft tannins, long finish ending with fruit, toasty oak and an earthy character. Nice! — 2 days ago

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Williams Selyem

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2021

A blend from several vineyards, including Middle Reach, Green Valley, Santa Rosa Plain, and the Laguna Ridge area. Bright Ruby color, purple edges, with aromas of ripe fruits, floral and complex spice. On the palate concentrated flavors of raspberry, cherry and currants with pepper, tea, herbs, vanilla and oak, aged on French oak, soft tannins on well balanced structure. Full body, rich long finish, ending with spice, ripe fruit and oaky tones. Very Nice! — 14 days ago

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Williams Selyem

Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir 2018

Classic black cherry nose w hint of spice and oak. Great balance rich long finish — 12 days ago