Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

The Grenachista

Dry Creek Valley Grenache Noir 2016

This is a nice Grenache from Dry Creek Valley in California.

Showing red and black fruits with earth, wood, spices, chocolates, tobacco and herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Very nice nose. Easy drinking with nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Fine grained tannins on the finish with tangy cranberries.

Could use a few more years in the bottle to mature, but already drinking very nicely now.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

89 points.
— 15 days ago

Devrim, Douglas and 16 others liked this

Unti Vineyards

Dry Creek Valley Lacrima 2017

Man, so bummed they are moving on from making this. Down to one more bottle. I wish more California wines were driven by these characteristics. Dark/juicy but not mega death structure. Pair that with the best red wine aromatics in the game. I would bath in this — 6 days ago

Jolie-Laide Wines

Provisor Vineyard Grenache 2017

floral, red cherries, fine tannin 🍒😋 — 6 days ago

Aravind, Peter and 3 others liked this

Dutcher Crossing

Proprietor's Reserve Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2015

2015 Zin with 13% Petite Sirah provides one of the smoothest palates you will get from the first taste throughout. Enjoy it by itself. — 4 days ago

Bevan Cellars

Dry Stack Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Ron R

The recent past vintages of Bevan's SB's have not been great. This is a better showing. Bright, exotic and zippy, with just the right amount of sweetness. Complimented our sushi perfectly. — 5 days ago

Josh, Eric and 37 others liked this

Quivira Vineyard and Winery

Alder Grove Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Quivira’s Alder Grove bottling is one of the better CA Sauvignon Blancs that I’ve had. The bouquet is very pretty with pomelo, elderflower and soft bell pepper notes. On the palate, it’s even more exciting with golden raspberries, lime and minerals. The finish is long with acid that excites, giving this so much life. This is the best wine I’ve yet tasted from Quivira and definitely on my radar moving forward. As a side note: Quivira is a certified biodynamic producer and a must visit if you’re ever in Dry Creek; even if it’s just to walk their property and eat produce from their garden right off the tree or right out of the ground. — 10 days ago

Daniel P. and Josh liked this

Terlato Vineyards

The Federalist Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2016

Big bouquet of berries. Burst upfront of berries and raspberries and peppery spices. Then a quick fade to a long dry finish. Let it open as it gets spicier. — 5 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Estate Dry Creek Valley Syrah Viognier 2013

This is fucking right now. Gorgeous, enough hedonistic quality but retains balance and complexity. Smoked BBQ ribs, roasted coffee, mesquite charcoal, bacon fat, talcum, leather, vanilla, mulberry compote with a hint of overripe blue fruit. It has sinew and grit, but there’s appropriate richness on the palate to balance its structure. Tannins are a touch drying, but I love the character that brings to it. Young but to good now, properly stored I could see this hitting 20 years no problem. Perfect with a bacon cheeseburger w/ grilled onion. Curious how ‘15 and ‘16 vintages will stack up. — 2 days ago

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The Paint of Moonlight Pelkan Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

It’s time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a tasty one from Knights Valley, California.

Deep purple in color (very dark) with a short purple rim.

On the nose blueberries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, light wood, earth, barnyard, light vegetables and black pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, red currants, blueberries, oak, light vanilla, spices, alcohol, peppercorn and dark coffee.

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

This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel.

This Single Vineyard is not fully balanced yet, and needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly. I let it open for 3 hours, and it feels like it needs more time. Mid palate is still very tangy. Will be better in a few years.

Good by itself or with food. Tangy and spicy. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were aged in New French oak barrels for 22 months.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 13 days ago

Ted, Mike and 3 others liked this

Lake Sonoma Winery

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

Gorgeous legs, gorgeous color. Smells jammy and sweet. Medium, supple mouthfeel, medium bodied taste, and a small lingering finish. A good wine for spicy food. — 5 days ago