Dry River

Russian River Brewing Company

Velvet Glow Pale Dry Beer

P A
9.0

Crisp, dry, clean with a refreshing finish. A gem from Russian River Brewing Santa Rosa California. 4.75 alc/vol Cheers 🍻🇺🇸 — 22 days ago

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@Ron R We are visiting family in the San Francisco area for a few days. It has been a long time since I have been in California. Not a city guy but we’re having a great time. Cheers 🍻
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Happy days, @P A. Enjoy yourself.
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@Ron R Ron Thanks we’re heading back to Calgary tomorrow but We’ve had such a wonderful time. Cheers 🍻

Dashe Cellars

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2016

MICHAEL COOPER
8.9

I’m over #zinfandel I’ve really tried many with much hope and yet I’ve almost never been happily surprised. This is a lovely expression and yet it doesn’t do it for me. I prefer #garnacha from Spain. — a month ago

Daniel P., Conrad and 2 others liked this

Bacigalupi

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

Ron R
9.4

Freshly baked pastry and peaches bring together a great ensemble. In its youth, it was an ugly duckling - ugly no more! It’s now soft and rounded, suggesting short-term cellaring only. Beautiful layers and texture, but minimal acidity - @ Domodomo, NYC.
— 3 days ago

Kimberly, P and 34 others liked this

Truett-Hurst

Bluebird Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Tropical dried fruit, ripe peaches, grapefruit, and citrusy notes..... my wife really enjoyed this Sauvignon Blanc. The property of Truett-Hurst was really nice and had a huge vegetable garden, flower garden, livestock (goats, roosters, chickens), and a cool area in the shade next to Dry Creek. Fun place to visit. — 24 days ago

Ted, David and 3 others liked this

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Papera Ranch Zinfandel 2013

Shay A
9.3

I’ve enjoyed a decent amount of Calisle zins and really enjoy their take (not overly jammy, balanced spice), but this was my first experience with this offering and it was very unique. The aromatics here don’t smell like Zin...more Syrah like. Funky nose. Blood orange and spicy rhubarb with red fruits and cardamom. On the palate it is crunchy and energetic, oozing black cherries and zesty citrus. Very intriguing. Thanks @Dan Fitzgerald . — a day ago

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Martinelli

Zio Tony Ranch "Gianna Marie" Syrah 2013

Shay A
9.2

I’m finding more and more appreciation for Martinelli’s Syrahs. This is obviously young, and it only spent about 30mins in the decanter before I poured my first glass. Royal purple in the glass. Wonderful aromatics of savory and herbal spices...charcoal embers with bacon fat, accompanied by currant and underripe blackberries. Lifted acidity on the palate giving the profile of this wine the ability to wear its almost 15% ABV well. Dusty dark fruits alongside bayleaf, and pepper dusted cedar. Hold. — 10 days ago

Tom, Eric and 35 others liked this

Wonderwall (Margaret River)

Syrah

Awesome style. Dry with spice box, cigar humidor, cedar closet. Rhône-style. What a gem! — 7 days ago

David, Daron and 2 others liked this

Kistler

Vine Hill Vineyard Chardonnay 2004

Nice piece of Napa history went down tonight to celebrate the upcoming 15th anniversary at Folly Beach SC. Herbal nose. Aged yellow fruit. Poured medium to dark amber color into the glass. An hour gave this one more aromatics. Cashews, peanuts, rosemary, overripe yellow fruits. The entry was surprisingly dense and full bodied. Palate rather equal to the nose. Finishes with a little more acidity than I thought it would. Went well with an eclectic group of tacos which brought out a kinds of things here. — 3 days ago

Severn, Shawn and 23 others liked this

Crux

Russian River Valley GSM 2014

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of plums, cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, cloves, coffee, chocolates, peppercorn, tobacco, leaf earth, herbs, spices and black pepper.

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

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, red currants, oak, smoke, vegetables, vanilla, earth, tobacco, spices, coffee, cola, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with soft tannins and tangy strawberries.

This is a very nice GSM blend from California.

Balanced and tangy with a nice mouthfeel. Spicy with enough fruits for the earthy notes.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (90 minutes).

A blend of 58% Grenache 22% Mourvedre, 18% Syrah and 2% Petite Sirah.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats, cheeses and light appetizers.

14.6% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$46.
— a month ago

Daniel P., Ron and 10 others liked this

Two Shepherds

Saralee's Vineyard Grenache 2014

This wine is hitting a peak. A confectionary note over cool rhubarb, dried flowers, and red currants. Lenny of acidity and a dusting of tannins commingle with more fresh red fruit and a dash of sweet spice in my mouth. Just delicious! — 2 days ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 7 others liked this