Estate Vineyard Fort Ross-Seaview Pinot Noir 2012

Very closed at first. Muted, metallic, not much else. Ten minutes in the glass and some cassis arrived on the palette; nose is still blood/iron. And then it didn’t go anywhere from there. A fine Pinot, but nothing special and disappointing especially for the age. — 3 days ago

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That was pushing the drinking window you think @Aaron Rankin
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@Mike R yep, also a poor year for this bottle. I have ‘10s and ‘11s that are going strong.


Occidental Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Smoky with blackberries and toasted spices on the nose. On the palate dark forest floor with ripe blackberries a hint of cola and spine of refreshing mineralogy that balances the rip fruit perfectly. The forest floor and liberality are characteristics that keep me coming back to the glass. Wish I could see more of this in new world Pinot noir because the complexity is so much more interesting. The minerality persists for a long finish. I was worrried that this might be last it’s peak but I was pleasantly surprised. 2009 vintage on 7/12/20 — 21 days ago

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Peay Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Lonely. Nice strawberry and red fruit. Good acidity. Very elegant wine. — a month ago


Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017


Ripe cherry, berries. Almost warm like a pie. Opened this yesterday so it’s had a day to open fully. Nice!! — 18 days ago

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Estate Vineyard Fort Ross - Seaview Syrah 2013

Sweet, floral, and herbal aromatics are off the charts. Palette and body and fantastic. Acid and tannin have settled to be quite drinkable. Lots of life ahead. — 22 days ago

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Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2013

Creamy, vanilla, green apple. Balanced — 19 days ago


Hudson Vineyard Syrah 2015

Olive. Smokey. Red berries. — 10 days ago

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Keefer Ranch Chardonnay 2011

Going strong. My notes from 3 months ago still apply. Age has brought out nothing but goodness. And I’d venture there are a few more years left in it. No point in waiting though. — 22 days ago

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Haynes Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Intense lemon/lime with med( + ) to high acidity. Lively. Long finish. Would be interesting to see how it evolves over 5-7 years. — 14 days ago

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Sonoma County Zinfandel 2017

From Wine Merchant ‘Failla Class’ on 7/10/20. Raspberry and kirsch aromas. Mixed berries, baking spice. Hot at 15.5%! Turley-esque but leaner. Perfect with lamb moussaka. — 11 days ago

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