El Dorado County, Sierra Foothills


El Dorado Gamay Noir 2017

Thanks to the Arnot Roberts duo for continued focus on this project. So glad you two are dialed in with this. Sultry is the first word that came to mind upon first sniff. — 9 days ago

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Due Vigne

Cinnamon Hill Vineyard Nebbiolo 2014

2014 vintage. Garnet ruby color, med+ acid. Tart red cherry, plum, rose petal, vanilla, earth; long finish. — 8 days ago

Narrow Gate Vineyards

Petite Cuvée El Dorado Red Blend 2012

Paired with beef and zuchinni noodle soup she is really darn good — 10 days ago


Tempranillo 2011

Spicy black cherry nose, good tannin structure, dark fruit and cloves with slate on the finish. — 15 days ago

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El Dorado White Blend 2014

This is an interesting one. The viogner component really comes through on the palate. Loads of floral — 9 days ago

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Championship Cuveé Estate Syrah 2015

Shay A

WNH event number 4. Perfect Pizza Pairing bottles. Not a bad bottle in the bunch!

Saved this for last as it was the biggest (15.6ABV). Syrah and I believe Mike Smith is the winemaker. Candied licorice and mocha on the nose. It hits big but softens a bit on the palate and never gets too bruising. So much overripe blue and black fruit. Toasted vanilla, crushed potpourri and sandalwood. Thanks for the intro here
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— 9 days ago

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Andrei Shustov

Andrei Shustov

What a nice lineup buddy!! Congrats!

Prospect 772

The Brawler Calaveras County Syrah Viognier 2016

Pre-release party in alameda. All the 2016s.

My rankings:
1) brawler- 94 (2nd biggest wine)
2) black tie - 93 (1st biggest wine)
3) instigator - 93 (3rd biggest wine- more elegant than previous vintages. While it used to be all solano county syrah, it is now blended with a lodi vineyard)
4) truant - 92-93 - solid gsm
5) brat - gs that i need to try again. The oak was coming off a little strong on the small taste i had.

Hear the shake ridge syrah in barrel is midnight black in color and going to be a rockstar. Looking forward to seeing what he does with that vineyard.
— 17 days ago

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Jason and Jennie

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@Shay A ive for sure gotten meaty and savory on the brawler/instigator in previous vintages. I only had small tastes of the 2016s but they are more primary fruit at this stage. I would recommend the brawler right now because i need to retry the instigator with a full glass as it’s a new vineyard blend.
Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Ended up getting a 3 pack of each of those, shipping on the 12th
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@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum consistent as always. All great values. I have 2 cases sitting in front of me. When the shake ridge comes out, it will be a little pricier but that’s because of the fruit cost. My girlfriend actually prefers the brawler to the myriad georges iii. She gives the brawler 95 and myriad 94.

RPM Wines

El Dorado Gamay Noir 2013

Damn good for this fall night and pumpkin carving. Crunchy, mineral, yet offers a super fine textural component as well. Crisp strawberry, red apple skin, crushed cranberry, raspberry leaf, white pepper, sweet flowers, spice, crushed rocks, wet moss, talcum, licorice. This has really came along, great tannin integration from LBT upon release, finely grained and postured. Love the juicy attack, and plump mid-palate backed by lifted acid. Fresh. — 20 days ago

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Rombauer Vineyards

El Dorado Zinfandel 2015

Not as distinctive as normal Rombauer Zin, but still stellar — 9 days ago

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Rajat Parr

Amador County País 2017

My first mission varietal, País. Interesting cloudy raspberry color. Aromas of raspberries, cherries and baking spices. Delicate red fruit flavors, dry finish leaves me taking another sip. @Rajat Parr - so delicious! — 10 days ago

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@Neil Valenzuela Good one Cheers 🍷
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Would like to try this
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

@Pinotman /// Andreas - https://www.rajparrwineclub.com ... they can ship right away, very inexpensive. Cheers!