Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County

A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

“Let me tell you somethin’! Let me tell you...✋🏼. Don’t drink these now. Seriously. Just don’t. Five years from now? That’s probably okay. But not now. Unless...unless you are willing to decant for an extended period of time or slow-ox for three days. Patience will be rewarded however if you allow time to do its work. Only then do you get the classic Rafanelli of red and dark fruit with chocolate, coffee, tobacco and baking spices; executed in a most seductive fashion. Sound structure. The finish is long. This is a great vintage from Rafanelli with a long life ahead. Better after 2025. — 4 days ago

Hermes, Ira and 5 others liked this
Ellen Clifford

Ellen Clifford Influencer Badge Premium Badge

I have such a hard time hanging on to Rafanelli! That being said had some aged—1980 something—at a restaurant recently and my goodness it was great
Jay Kline

Jay Kline Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@Ellen Clifford Damn...that’s OG Rafanelli. I’ve only had their wines going back into the 90’s but I can imagine older stuff still hanging in there.
Ellen Clifford

Ellen Clifford Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@Jay Kline definitely the oldest Zin I’d had! I double checked and it was a 1986. This restaurant Peppones has an amazing wine list with substantial deals, I think it cost us maybe 50 bucks.

Vineyard of Pasterick

Dry Creek Valley Syrah 2013

Black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, blackberry, licorice, oak and hints of white pepper. Full-bodied and velvety tannins. — 12 days ago

Paul liked this

Aperture

Unlikely Native Chenin Blanc 2017

Ron R
9.3

A surrogate from the Loire Valley, this varietal is typically bone dry, and in my opinion, impenetrable. Not this example...
Nose displays apricots on steroids, along with seashells. Palate presents honied almonds, flowers, minerality and very little acid. Moderately sweet, but finishes dry. A nice departure. Drink these now.
— 19 days ago

Ira, P and 46 others liked this
Eric S

Eric S Premium Badge

Nice
Serge S

Serge S

🥂Happy New Year!
Ron R

Ron R Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Same to you, @Serge S 😀

Unti Vineyards

Dry Creek Valley Vermentino

Great vermentino with crisp apple and melon notes. Nice acid and salinity — 14 days ago

Kevin, Sam and 1 other liked this
Kevin Løk

Kevin Løk

You getting douzo handies tonight or what???
Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard Premium Badge

New batch?

St. Francis Winery

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2014

Joe F
9.2

Cooked jammy fruit, slight pepper, light cocoa/earth finish, light/moderate tannins, slight anise, — 8 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Buchignani Ranch Zinfandel Blend 2012

Hitting its stride. Extroverted nose. Roasted meat, coffee bean, brambly blackberry, dry gravel. Savory and with nice acidity, this is the polar opposite of a jammy Zin. Intense, iodine laced Zinny flavors. Great wine. — 7 days ago

Rebecca Anne CasagrandeAngelo Casagrande
with Rebecca and Angelo
Karen, Matt and 11 others liked this

Pedroncelli

Three Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Black cherry, loganberry, raspberry, vanilla, plum and oak. Medium-bodied and moderate tannins. — 2 days ago

Eponymous

Macallister Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2012

Really BIG, expressive and complex Sonoma Cab Franc. Elegant floral aromas. Loads of dark black fruit with hints of violets, vanilla and chocolate. Smooth tannins on the very long finish. Good vino. — a day ago

Hermes, Paul and 1 other liked this

Optima

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2015

Viscous, dark red wine. Dark, ripe fruits on the nose with a bit of olive brininess and dried herbs. Big round body, medium acid and some good peppery tannins that linger on and on. #gotm2020 — 15 days ago

A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2013

Oh what an AMAZING night. Tasted through 8 vintages of A. Rafanelli Zin with my Purple Tooth tasting group. 2010-2017. Top three were 2011, 2017, 2010. A great night of great wine and great friends. Happy Holidays to everyone. — a month ago

Orlando GarciaJose CilEduardo J Garcia
with Orlando, Jose and 3 others
Carlos, Daniel and 3 others liked this
David L

David L Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Great place to visit also. Happy holidays.