Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

Mauritson Wines

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2016

A very enjoyable Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County.

Well balanced and fruit forward with black fruits, chocolates, earth, wood, light vanilla, spices, figs, peppercorn, light vegetables, dark coffee, herbs and tobacco leaf.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate and easy drinking.This one has high alcohol so watch out.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Good by itself or with food like a nice burger.

I paired it with skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, potatoes and asparagus.

Will drink nicely in the next 5 years and already delicious.

A blend of 95% Zinfandel and 5% Petite Sirah. Aged for 14 months in 100% French oak barrels.

14.75% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 4 days ago

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Very enjoyable Tom


Eastside Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

Medium lemon-green; medium plus intensity aromas of lemon curd, white peach, pineapple custard, organic earth, funk; dry, medium acid, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors of lemon curd, underripe stone fruit, funk, organic earth, pineapple custard; long finish, concentrated flavors, complex fruit and creamy texture, outstanding — 3 days ago

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Kamen Estate Wines

Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

The only reason why any of these have survived is because they were all sitting in a remote cellar, and NOT Classic!! Two more to go. This wine is ALMOST at the top of the hill but I still think it needs another 2 years or so. This wine is massive. Sweet youthful fruit nose and cinnamon. Still rather youthful blackberry and blueberries on the palate. Streusel. Cinnamon and black fruitcake. Pepper finish. Toasted tannin and quite a bit of it. No way I would have guessed this was 10 years old. Moon Mountain fruit...how incredible! Another 10 years to go...at least. — 8 days ago

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Sbragia Family Vineyards

Gino's Estate Zinfandel 2012

On its last legs but still very enjoyable. Licorice on the nose, with hints of dusty strawberry and bread. Might benefit from opening up a little in the glass. If you have a 2012, drink now...don’t wait! — 11 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah 2015

Vintage 2015 / morello cherries very rich and voleptuous yummie!! — 21 hours ago

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Dry Stack Vineyard White Blend 2016

Ron R

A night cap after the Scarlett Reserve. Tasted many times with consistent notes. This is a stunning SB. Exotic, tropical bouquet. Loads of citrus fruits on the palate. Deftly balanced. Best domestic SB we’ve tasted.
In the background, our new cellar. Glass frame will be inserted in a week or so.
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Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend 2015

Ridge from magnum was the w.o.n. As always somehow ridge is able to get the fruit to shine through at ABV over 14.5% — 7 days ago

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Russian River Valley Syrah 2010

Deep purple in color and cloudy, with a short reddish /brick rim.

Beautiful nose of blueberries, black plums, vanilla, wood, spices, forest floor, tobacco leaf, wet cave, medicine, vegetables, black pepper, acetone, old leather and earth.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, raspberries, wood, licorice, earth, spices, peppercorn, leather, smoke, dark coffee, earth, wet leaves, herbs, vinaigrette and vegetables.

Medium plus on the finish with sour cherries and fine grained tannins.

This 9 year old Syrah from Russian River Valley is still drinking nicely, although on the way out.

Unbalanced with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Good right out of the bottle and died after 90 minutes of airtime. After 60 minutes tannins come out.

I really liked the nose more than the palate, and loved smelling on it.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

14.3% alcohol by volume. Unfiltered.

90 points.

— 2 days ago

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Estate Frizzante Valladares Vineyard White Blend

55% Dry fermented moscato blended with 45% barbera rosé. DaVero has two biodynamic properties, natural wine focused on farming. Crowd pleaser - the ladies loved it! — 4 days ago

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Da Vero

Altobasso Hawk Mountain / Valladares Vineyard Sangiovese Barbera 2015

60% Sangiovese, 40% barbera. Uncommon blend (Italians don’t make this). Moderately heavy, viscous mouth feel, but doesn’t feel flabby. Love love love — 4 days ago

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