Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah Blend 2017

Purple-Black...teeth staining. Very approachable for a young PS. Still a mouthful. Pepper, plum and fog abound. Ageable to be sure and very good now. — 3 days ago

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Nalle

Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here's a nice one from Sonoma County.

Deep ruby in color with a nice reddish rim.

Fruity nose with blueberries, black currants, cherries, wood, vanilla, spices, licorice, black pepper, coffee and cloves.

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

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, blueberries, wood, cloves, earth, coffee, light cola, graphite, spices, bitter herbs and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with soft tannins, spices and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon from Dry Creek Valley. Showing mild complexity, at this stage, with a nice mouthfeel.

Nicely balanced, although still young. Would be better in the next 5 to 10 years, as It gets more complexity. The tangy and spicy finish, makes it interesting.


This Californian Bordeaux blend is more subdued than the ones that are being made today. Less in your face kind of wine. Old School California Cabernet 😊

Good by itself or with food, and needs a couple of hours to open up properly.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers. It was very nice with the aged English Cheddar cheese.

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot. A small production of only 120 cases.

13.7% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$55.
— 24 days ago

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Martin Ray

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

It’s time for my Friday's Cabernet fix. Here is a nice one from Sonoma County, California.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Fruity nose with black currants, cherries, plums, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, earth and light vegetables.

Full-bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, spices, chocolates, tobacco, peppercorn, earth, green tea, vegetables and graphite.

Medium-plus on the finish with fine-grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 7-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon from a Double Magnum is a nice surprise. Very tasty and easy to drink.

Well balanced with nice complexity. Spicy with a nice mouthfeel.

Needs a full hour to open up properly. I used 4 decanters.

After 2 hours of airtime, it drinks like a Left Bank Bordeaux. Interesting stuff.

Could continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in French and American oak barrels for 12 months.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$120 (double Magnum).
— 3 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Syrah Viognier 2013

I’m upping my rating over last year’s bottle... Amazing nose! Popcorn, dark chocolate, dark berry tapenade, savory earth... long finish. Can’t wait for next year and the next bottle. — 14 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Nice review!🍷

A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2016

Ripe raspberry briar nose... dark blackberry note... 14.8 abv... jammy(in a good way)... perfect long finish... paired with short ribs and amazing grilled cornbread — 17 days ago

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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Awesome. Some of the best Zinfandel made in California no doubt

Kokomo Winery

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2017

Kokomo 2017 Zinfandel from Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. 14.9%... Better have some water near by. This is a BIG BOY Zin! Zesty blackberry dark current toasted oak and cigarbox are the first things that come to my palate. Notes of chocolate and spice in the middle. A lot of butter on the tongue. Finishes dry but not too dry. It does have a slight sour pinch to it Typical of most zins that I have had. But that dissipates immediately at the finish. I probably won’t buy it again very good Zin. — 22 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend 2017

Big, full and sexy. Blackberry, raspberry and plum fruit. A hint of anise. A mouthwatering zin. Very fresh right now, yet completely polished. — 3 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Petite Sirah Zinfandel 2013

The secondary flavors are in full bloom now as the primary fruit has faded. Hard to tell this is a petite sirah at this point but still good, just do not expect an in your face petite sirah. — 16 days ago

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Preston of Dry Creek

Vin Gris 2013

White peach, strawberry. Dry. Fantastic. — 3 days ago

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Ferren Wines

Rose of Pinot Noir 2018

David T
9.3

The nose reveals, notes of cotton candy, candied & floral; strawberries, watermelon, cherries, some tangerine, black raspberries/cherries & raspberries. Cola & licorice, mid fruit roll ups, beautiful volcanic minerals, powdery chalky notes, very light dry herbal notes, saline, candied fruit blossoms and pink roses.

The body is full, thick and slightly gummy with just a smidge of frizzante. It’s delicious. Cotton candy, candied & floral; strawberries, watermelon, cherries, white peach, some tangerine, black raspberries/cherries, pink grapefruit w/ a touch of sugar & raspberries. Cola & licorice, mid fruit roll ups, beautiful volcanic minerals, powdery chalkiness, faint crushed rocks, limestone, very light, dry herbal notes, saline, candied fruit blossoms and pink roses. The acidity is round and like a waterfall. The long, delicious, well balanced finish is nicely persistent.

Happy Friday the 13th & full Moon! 🌕

@Paul T- Huntington Beach FYI.

Photos of; two aspects of their Silver Eagle Vineyard, Winemaker-Matt Courtney and summer sunset in Sonoma.
— 3 days ago

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@Ron R Thank you. Pretty much everything Ferren makes is rock solid to excellent.
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@Severn Goodwin It was for us until about 7p when the sunset. 🥵