Frankland River

Paul Hobbs

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Double decant 1 hour. Color — brilliant garnet red! An aroma of dark cherry, vanilla and cedar strikes the nose with floating essence of floral and spices and a subtle barn yard funk lingering at the end. Taste— Honey-vanilla spice notes rest on the tip of the tongue leading to the dark cherry tart flavors on the mid-pallet giving it a juicy luscious feel in the mouth. The medium plus finish lingers with a cedar barnyard funk where you can still taste the presence of the tannins. Needs to age longer so the tannins and flavors are more integrated, but enjoying this Pinot on a rainy evening; definitely need here in CA! — 13 days ago

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Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Yellow white, excellent clarity. Floral, vanilla aromas with sulfite and slightly aldehydic note. Apple and grapefruit flavors, orange aftertaste. A white table wine for serious adults, serious food — 2 days ago

Sharon, Trixie and 2 others liked this


Russian River Vineyards Rosé of Pinot Noir 2019

Cherry, strawberry, raspberry, watermelon and hints of stone fruit. Good acidity and minerality. — 3 days ago

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AXR Winery

ritchie vineyard Chardonnay 2018

David T

The Ritchie is one of the more pleasurable Napa/Sonoma Chardonnay’s I’ve had. The fruit is very good and made by Winemaker-Jean Hoefliger...who has a French background & goes easy on the new oak.

The body is thick and round with nice viscosity. Green apple, lemon, lime candy, overripe pineapple, just a touch of buttered popcorn, caramel, soft wood notes and backbone, butterscotch, delicate chalkiness, limestone & volcanics with yellow lilies, spring flowers and mixed greens. Full round acidity. Beautifully polished, elegant & s well balanced finish that persists nicely.

Photos of; the entrance to AXR’s main tasting room at the rear of the property, their guest house that in the days of prohibition was a Brothel, a sitting area under the Redwoods that overlooks their Estate vines & the AXR house that fronts the property.
— 9 days ago

Eric, Aravind and 18 others liked this

Russian River Vineyards

Winemaker's Collection Classic Cuvée Pinot Noir 2017

Needed something “known” to drink and this fit the bill. The light color hides the multi-berries flavors that tend to favor raspberry. Slight flint and chalk are mixed at the mid palate with mild earth tones. Would recommend letting it open up a bit. As always though, this brought a smile to my face. — 10 days ago

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Williams Selyem

Allen Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

Orange blossom, mandarins, lemon meringue, passion fruit, faint butter scotch, latic curd, medium acidity. — 5 days ago

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Maritana Vineyards

La Rivière Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018

Pale straw in color with a golden hue.

Strong nose of citrus, vanilla, spices, oak, yellow apples, pears and white pepper.

Full bodied, buttery and smooth, with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, melons, apples, light grapefruits, spices, hazelnuts, oak, vanilla and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with spices and almonds.

This is a very tasty Chardonnay from Russian River Valley.

Spicy and intriguing. Interesting with a buttery, smooth mouthfeel. Nicely balanced and Oaky.

Right out of the bottle, it is in your face kind of wine, but as it opens up, it calms down a bit with less oak and vanilla notes, so give it 20 minutes.

Will be nice to see how this evolves in 5 to 7 years.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a cheese plate.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 10 days ago

Casey, Ted and 13 others liked this


Eastside Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2013

Probably the best Aubert Chard I have ever had. The way it evolved and the balance between oak, acid, fruit, and mineral was special. Toward the end of the night it was leaning into a grand cru Burgundy. It was new world, but had those leanings. A special wine for sure. — 8 days ago

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Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Loved it! fruit forward, medium bodied.. full of red fruits; strawberries, raspberries.. fresh.. delicious!! No need to wait to drink this!! — 8 days ago

Tom, Josh and 7 others liked this
David L

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Have you ever had the Chardonnay . Believe me I know he’s known for his PN’s
Laith A

Laith A

@David L I bought a bottle of the Chev Chardonnay but haven’t tried it yet! Have you? I wonder if it’s similar to the KB one sixteen Chardonnay!