Dunnigan Hills, Central Valley

The Arsonist

Chardonnay 2017

Enjoyed on our anniversary :) — 2 days ago

Liquid Farm

Radian Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Expensive 68$. Light. Spice Cardamom? Dark fruit. A nice wine but more Classic Santa Rita Hill style than Burgundy despite just 13%. Fairly plummy muted cherry, tea-notes and and hint of bitter. Too expensive for what it is. — 8 days ago

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Joe Davant

Joe Davant

Have you tried their Chardonnays? I have enjoyed a number of them over time.

Time Place Wine Co.

Sheldon Hills Vineyard Mourvedre 2017

Have been super impressed with everything from this producer, this is no exception. Great Mourvèdre. — 3 months ago

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Sea Smoke

Southing Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

I don’t know why but this one blew me away. Love St Rita Hills Pinot and this didn’t disappoint. Very balanced with long finish. Still young and should wait a while for it to mature but big burst of red fruit now. — 4 months ago

Melville

Sandy's Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2012

This one started off pretty thin and closed, but did it ever open up. Great aromas of spice, rhubarb, and maybe a hint of sour cherry. Palate is beautifully balanced with just enough acidity to support the alcohol. Lingering finish. Probably has a few more years, but I can’t imagine it getting any better. Drink up! — 2 days ago

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Matchbook Wine Co.

Tinto Rey Dunnigan Hills Tempranillo Blend 2015

Dark and stormy night. Smells mysterious and licorice-y. Plums. Cherries of the cooked and black sort. Flavor is smooth and juicy. Slight Rhône style flavor profile. Makes a nice compliment to meats and spicy faire. Plenty of depth. Fruit driven, but the backbone of Petite(s) and dark intense Tannat holds the bomb back. Just a lovely bombastic red blend from Yolo. CA wine for sure. Even hot climate CA red. But it has lots to offer. On the list with ‘The Boss’ for Yolo blend to watch. — a month ago

Domaine de la Côte

Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2013

A transparent pale ruby with a wide brim. The nose speaks to the overall freshness of this baby. Cranberries, raspberries, fresh cut grass, and some mushroom, as well. If the rest of the pour can match the nose this will be fun. Medium, but bright and balanced acidity. In the mouth, there’s tart cherry, light chocolate, more cranberry, and mild oak. A really nice, slightly delicate mouthfeel going on. Long, peppery finish keeps you wanting more. It’s hard to keep up with all the multiple labels but I know all of these wines have been well made and really fun to drink. — 21 days ago

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Brewer-Clifton

Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2015

Still not a Chardonnay fan, there’s just something annoying about its bite that reminds me of someone poking me relentlessly or a car horn going off. It’s smooth on the finish but leaves that bothersome chemical taste from the first hit. — 8 days ago

Matthew BurgessGautham IyerJames Forsyth
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Julia Geisler

Julia Geisler

Note: I’ve changed that descriptor, still feeling it out
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@Julia Geisler i like the persistence.

Liquid Farm

Golden Slope Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2014

Drinking well right now. Rich and creamy Chardonnay with a big mouth feel. — 6 days ago

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Sea Smoke

Ten California Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2012

tons of flavor while never seeming heavy, cumbersome or over the top. I wish more estates would make wine in this style. Fun fact: Ten is a blend of ten Pinot Noir clonal selections sourced entirely from the Sea Smoke Estate Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills. — 3 days ago

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