Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

Quivira Vineyard and Winery

Alder Grove Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Popped and poured. Drank in a large line-up of wines so no formal notes. What I can say with certainty is that this is a strong follow-up to the 2017 vintage which was an absolute fire-cracker and one of the best Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blends I've had from the New World. The 2018 seems to have slightly more subdued fruit but the same racy acidity and minerality which is what make the Alder Grove SB's so exciting anyway. A wine to drink now although they won't go bad anytime soon. I intent to grab more. — 9 days ago

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Jay Kline

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@Ely Cohn this biodynamic producer in Dry Creek makes a Sauvignon Blanc that truly slaps 👋🏼
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@Jay Kline i love when Sauvignon Blanc is good. When it’s good, it slaps. Just like you said it!


Wisdom Dry Creek Valley Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Black cherry, raspberry, currant, blackberry, licorice, vanilla and oak. Full-bodied and moderate tannins. — 11 days ago

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Kenwood Vineyards

Portola Vineyard Chardonnay

W 26. Almost perfect balance of caramel apple, butter and acidity. Really shines the first night more rich and austere the second night. — 3 days ago

A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2014

Popped and poured. Drank in a large line up of great wines so no formal notes but this was really good. The 2014 is more red fruited than usual and carries a light touch of Brettanomyces which is somewhat more typical in their Zinfandel. If memory serves me correctly, this vintage was delicious and easy to drink on release. That being said, I am happy to report that it's aging gracefully. I have one remaining bottle that I am in no particular rush to drink. — 9 days ago

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River Road Vineyards

Alexander Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Strong nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, light alcohol and pencil lead.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light vegetables, pencil lead, peppercorn and earth.

Medium on the finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley. Showing nice balance and mouthfeel, with nice complexity.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (90 minutes), and shows the complexity and structure.

Wine Enthusiasts 88 points.

I paired it with a cheese plate and pizza.

14.3% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 6 days ago

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Ess Eff Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2017

awesome Zin. Well balanced. Great nose and finish. hard to stop after first pour. one more bottle in cellar. wait it out and come back to it. looks to be one to experience again. — 8 days ago

Gustafson Family Vineyards

Mountain Cuvée Zinfandel 2014

John Howard

Big and a bit overdone. Will try again tomorrow. Better day 2. Spice and pepper notes emerged. Raised rating. — 3 days ago

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Seghesio Family Vineyards

Old Vine Dry Creek Valley Carignane 2012

Nice fruit that opened up w a little air time. Pretty easy sipper. I have a few more and hopefully will be more attentive to the next one. — 10 days ago

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A. Rafanelli

Terrace Select Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Covid19 special wine for dining in. This well-made 2005 has evolved perfectly... balanced tannins and oak, cassis, still plenty of fruit. Depending on how prefer your Cabernet, could use 2-4 year more in bottle for further tertiary flavor development. — 19 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Petite Sirah 2017

Wild Cattle Creek Vineyard. Zinfandel / Carignane / Petit Sirah. Blackberry, sweet tobacco, spices, black pepper. Fun blend and earth-forward. Tamed tannins and medium acidity. — 3 days ago

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