Eagle Creek

Double Eagle

Merlot 2007

Shocked at how well this has held up. — 3 days ago

Ferren Wines

Frei Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Ferren Silver Eagle easily surpassed this offering, IMO. — 2 months ago

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Frei 18 better in 18 months
Brandon T

Brandon T

Good to know. Thanks, @David L .

Screaming Eagle

Second Flight Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

2012 night at the 305 — 3 months ago

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Rivers-Marie

Bearwallow Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Shay A
9.2

After having the 2016 Silver Eagle last year, and the 2016 Summa last month (both of which were drinking fantastic) I wanted to take the Bearwallow for a spin.

I ended up having a small glass of this at pop to make sure it was sound, then poured about half out for some peoppe to try before corking and taking the remaining home to consume about an hour and a half later (so it got a decent amount of air).

This is my first experience with the Bearwallow offering, and it came across as somewhat ripe OR Pinot in profile. The fruit certainly isn’t big or in your face…much more restrained. Underripe black cherry and dark plums on the nose, but mostly in the background behind herbs, spice and dark floral notes. On the palate it is rich (as far as AV fruit goes) but there is a lot of earthy/mineral components, as well as black tea. The last glass was a touch more expressive, but with it being Anderson Valley, I'm not sure the fruit ever bulks up. I wonder if this wine is either meant to hold 7-10yrs, or is just meant for those who want a bridge to OR Pinot.
— 4 months ago

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@Deborah M : Hard to go wrong with anything from Rivers Marie!

@Paul T- Huntington Beach : Ha, I wish. Old Juan Gonzalez ball (Texas Rangers fan here).
Joshua Fisher

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Got the Bearwallow Chardonnay on the list currently
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@Shay A: I had this bottle last year thinking I was opening the SC. I think it needs a couple more years IMO.

Spoto Wines

Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Spoto Wines Tasting Dinner

APPETIZERS:
Truffled Trout Roe, Brioche Soldiers
Sterling Caviar, Brick Pastry, Cauliflower
Fresh Shucked Oysters, Ponzu Mignonette
Champagne

DINNER:
Series of Small Bites to Excite Your Palate..
2018 Spoto Russian River Pinot Noir

Artichoke in Various Forms, Fennel, Barigoule
2018 Spoto Oakville Godfather Red

Acquerello Aged Carnaroli Risotto, Morel
2018 Spoto Oakville Cuvee Christiane

Wagyu Rib Eye, Black Truffle, Butter Potatoes
2002 Spoto Family Reserve Cab (Father &Son)

Dark and Milk Chocolate, Cocoa Nib, Berry
2007 Spoto Syrah Port

ADDITIONAL WINES:
2009 colgin estate
2013 Sine Qua Non le supplement syrah
2005 kongsgaard syrah
2007 screaming eagle 2nd flight
1999 spottswood cabernet
— a day ago

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Very nice
Tom Garland

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@David L Fun night of great food, lots of fabulous wine....thank you Uber. Cheers!

Aubert

Eastside Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2016

This was more integrated than the Ferren Silver Eagle. I would like to try this one again in a year or so. Fantastic. — 2 months ago

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Rivers-Marie

Occidental Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Shay A
9.3

My 2016 Rivers Marie Pinots are about gone…SummaOV is left. Occidental, Silver Eagle and SummaOV are always my favorites. I’m between a 93-94 here.

Great example of a Pinot that has a lot of power but plenty of balance. Deep black cherry colored in the glass but the aromatics are much more savory than expected. There’s an animalistic/feral quality to this initially (that I love) showing a smoked meat flair alongside dark blood orange and ripe black cherries. Commanding mouthfeel and great acidity. Continual back and forth of dark berry fruit and savory/herbal notes. The use of whole cluster is noticeable but it does a good job complimenting the wine (more high toned) and not taking center stage (as in, not overly stemmy/green). Wonderful lengthy finish. More brooding and savory than Silver Eagle but certainly not in the vein of a “cab lovers pinot” style. This was delicious and likely hangs in this window for at least 5+yrs.
— 6 days ago

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Ferren Wines

Silver Eagle Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

A year too early IMO. It was very good but will get better. — 2 months ago

Tom, Bob and 7 others liked this

Rivers-Marie

Silver Eagle Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Dark, rich purple on pour; dark, intense black and purple fruit aromatics that remain intense and vibrant throughout evening; bold, mouth filling blue and black fruit flavors with a pleasing tartness; each glass more rewarding as the evening progressed; lingering finish. If you have any in your cellar, enjoy one in the near future. — 4 months ago