Green Valley, Sonoma County

Tandem

Keefer Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir

The label took a hit over the years and the vintage is unreadable but I think it was pre 2010. Bright ruby in color. Highly perfumed with wild flowers, ripe raspberry and potpourri. The mouthfeel is soft and bright with tones of black cherry, cola and a touch of mint. The medium long finish was vibrant and juicy. Very California in style. — 10 days ago

Edaphos

Sonoma Valley Barbera 2016

Purchased from A16 - excellent with the pizza it came with. Slightly Jammy and fruity without being too heavy — 6 days ago

Jeff Noh
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Preface

Alexander Valley Red Blend 2016

Wanted something a little out of my wheelhouse tonight and this new Melka project scratched my itch.

On the nose I get sweet blueberry jam, cloves, star anise, candied rose petals and a slight hint of cola. Right off the nose you can tell this is a big wine but I don’t get much alcohol on the nose even at close to 15% abv.

Beautiful notes of espresso, baking chocolate, stewed cherries, baking spices. There’s a decadent blanket of smooth tannins that really elevates the fruit profile of this wine. 70% merlot, rest is a mix of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc
— 7 days ago

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Jay Kline

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@Arden Barnett Interesting...I didn’t think Preface was still a thing? I had a bunch of the 2006 Preface Cabernet Sauvignon that I purchased way back in 2012 but it’s long since consumed. There was a lot mystery around the wine but it was known to be a small project that Melka was involved with that was supposedly aimed at restaurant lists. Always thought the wine was really good. Cool to know it’s still a thing.
Arden Barnett

Arden Barnett

@Jay Kline Thanks for the info! The wine shop I purchased it from filled me in a little but I really struggled to find anything on this wine. I saw reviews on the 06-07 Cabernets then a little on this blend. Very nice.

Sonoma Creek Winery

Sangiacomo Vineyard Merlot 1999

This is the 1999 Merlot. Subtle green bell pepper. Rating reflects quality-age, which is what I call “lesser” wines that after a long time become pretty awesome. — 5 days ago

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Iron Horse Vineyards

Green Valley Brut Rosé 2008

Just finished a grueling copy-editing job. Time to celebrate, picked the perfect bubbly. Iron Horse Brut Rosé never fails to delight. — 3 days ago

Bonnie Hodur
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Davis Bynum

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Davis Bynum 2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir! This is a beautiful wine. Its so easy to drink you almost forget your drinking wine. The bouquet is simply cherry juice. The palate begins with dark cherries, raspberries, and ripe Macintosh apples. Then comes the spice and an almost vanilla emotion. The mildly dry finish delivers hints of oak and smoke lingering on the palate. YUMMY! And for about 25 dollars a bottle! You can not beat this wine. Go Sonoma County Russian River Valley! Its those cold foggy and windy nights that make this pinot so fantastic. — 2 days ago

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Nice note. Haven’t had any in years. Need to revisit.

Small Vines Wines

Baranoff Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

This was incredible. Small vines vineyards go out of their way to make Pinot noir in the burgundy style, and it shows. The nose is a field of windswept berries. Boysenberry and burn raspberry dominate the pallet but it’s not fruit forward it’s subtle and sublime there’s a hint of eucalyptus in the back of the throat. Dry with medium plus acidity and great mouth feel make this a fantastic Pinot noir.  — 19 hours ago

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Iron Horse Vineyards

Native Yeast Chardonnay 2016

Simple meal of tortellini with homemade pesto, green beans on the side. Open a bottle of Iron Horse Native Yeast Chardonnay, and simple becomes special. — 3 days ago

Bonnie Hodur
with Bonnie

Martinelli

Bondi Home Ranch "Water Trough Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2012

[Tasted on April 3, 2020 at Home]

Flinty and smoky nose. Black raspberry and cherry cola fruit with smoke, toasty oak, graphite and vanilla.
— 5 days ago

Alexander Valley Vineyards

Cyrus Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Well we made it to the weekend, it is Friday night and we are in the midst of a pandemic. So, let's not dwell on that, we need to be positive and try and keep things as normal as possible. Tonight I have opened the 2013 Alexander Valley Vinyards Cyrus Cabenet Sauvignon Blend. A blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot.

The nose is very expressive with notes of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, licorice, herbaceousness, vanilla bean, hint of green bell pepper, black peppercorns and cigar box.

On the palate is also very expressive with black cherry, blackberry, black plum sauce, black licorice, green bell pepper, minerality and rich earth.

This wine is big bold full bodied with medium + acidity and medium + to high chewy mouth coating tannins that lead into a long black fruit finish. Please try and enjoy the weekend the best we can and stay safe. We will all make it through these trying times sooner than later. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 19 days ago

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Deborah M

Deborah M

Cheers