Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

Mazzocco

Reserve Zinfandel 2015

Very much dug this sweet California Dry Creek Valley baby tho it veers on the side of fruitiness the non-wine-person might describe as sweet. There may be a bit more residual sugar but the fruit is balanced with generous acidity. It’s friggin’ jam with a dash of lemon curd stirred in. Very lovely. — 6 days ago

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Dan White

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Very very good
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@Dan White oh f yah!. You’ve tried? I know you are a cali zin connoisseur. We do need to chat about them sometime!

Zanon

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

I’ve been on the lookout for oldies but goodies in my local grocery stores and found this gem. Slightly floral nose, extremely smooth and flavorful. Hints of blueberry and plum, maybe a slight hint of cinnamon? No tannins but seriously delightful probably because it’s aged to its full potential. — 5 days ago

Edmunds St. John

Rocks and Gravel Dry Creek Valley Mourvedre Blend 2015

47% mourvedre, 39% grenache, 14% syrah (on front label!)—this opens up so beautifully. If only I had a case to lay down. Laser beam thread of acidity, St Josephs/ Northern Rhone role model despite Southern blend, high toned: subtle, crushed black fruits, cassis. Absolutely charming but refined as well. Viva old school Cali makers like St John. — 11 days ago

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Once & Future Wines

Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel 2016

I love this wine! Joel Peterson makes good things. It’s all the baking spices and currants, dried and fresh, you could hope to have. Silky and beautiful. — a month ago

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Williamson Wines

Ravish Melange Red Blend 2014

Williamson’s version of Chateau Pétrus. Dark cherry color. Aromas of black cherry, licorice and coffee. Soft blueberry notes, licorice and French oak. So delicious! $125 a bottle. — 16 days ago

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Truett-Hurst

Red Rooster Zinfandel 2015

We had it last night with a couple of friends and we were blown away by this zin. The dark berry and tobacco flavors were intense and long lasting, with a pinch of black pepper and violet candy. Awesome! — 4 days ago

Belle Glos

Dairyman Vineyard Pinot Noir

Viva Belle Glos pinot noir vino tinto! This is Belle Glos pinot noir Dairyman form the Russian River Valley 2016. Some say it’s a Cab drinkers Pinot. I agree!!!! Very dark for pinot noir! Bouquet of Hot cherry pie and applesauce. The palate delivers blueberry, cherry, fig, and blast of chocolate! Then cones the oak and earth flavors. The finish is mildly spicy with a minimal dry ending. Yet the lingering sweet fruit on the afterthought is absolutely AMAZING. Big big Chocolate!!!!!! Wow. The flavors keep coming back around. Wow!!!! My favorite Pinot Noir Ever!!!!! Thank you Audra for the suggestion! — 12 days ago

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@todd herron DPM Todd great review, wine and pic Cheers 🍷
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Cheers Phil!!!

Chiron

The Paint of Moonlight Pelkan Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix. This time it's a delightful Cabernet from Sonoma County.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Strong nose with blackberries, blackcurrants, plums, cherries, light vanilla, eucalyptus, earth, licorice, mint, cloves, spices, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, spices, peppercorn, leather, chocolates and earth.

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

This is a great Cabernet Sauvignon from knights Valley in Sonoma County. Well balanced with nice complexity and a very soft and smooth mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food. Fruit forward, spicy and elegant. This is a good wine to sip on by the porch.

Needs an hour to open up properly and balance itself out.
At this point the high alcohol is not noticeable, which is always nice.

This Single Vineyard Cabernet is very approachable now, and will be good in the next 10 years.

I paired it with a cheese plate and crackers.

Aged for 20 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$70.
— 6 days ago

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@"Odedi" Friday Cheers 🍷
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Bevan Cellars

Dry Stack Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017

This is so good! Peaches and pineapple with lots of floral notes. So seamless and caressing on the palate. — 12 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

East Bench Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2012

Well structured and balanced. This is one of my favorites of the Ridge lineup of zin's. — 16 days ago

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