Green Valley, Sonoma County

Iron Horse Vineyards

Wedding Cuvée Sparkling Blend

This incredible sparkling wine is unbelievable! I visited this wonderful vineyard in 2013. The hue of rose’ is almost pale salmon. It’s medium to full body flavor is off the charts delicious. A touch of mineral and fabulous fruit. At the mid palate there is a heartiness I can’t quite figure out. This can rival any and every pink and brut champagne in the world. It’s that great!!! — 13 days ago

Iron Horse Vineyards

Green Valley Brut Rosé 2008

Pairs well with dessert, especially a rich chocolate. A slight bit of minerality. Really liked. — 14 days ago

A. Rafanelli

Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Just a good wine. Grandfather collected Rafanelli from the mid 90’s till Mississippi cracked down on shipping wine to the state in 2010. Brought a couple bottles back for him from Texas. While I attribute the 1998 Terrace Select Cab as the wine that really got me into wine, I overall still lean towards their Zin’s. — 3 days ago

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@David L Their merlot is the one wine in their lineup that I have failed to try... the past year has been eye opening for me with regards to Cali Merlot. Before I just assumed for the most part they are just all big fruit bombs, but man I have never been more wrong. So many good options right now. Working on building up a little collection. Cheers!
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Paloma Vineyard- Sonama
Napa- Going all out- KAPCSANDY ROBERTA'S RESERVE
Buccella Merlot - Something you must open . Cheers all!
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@David L thanks for the recs! I’ve been keeping my eye out for some Buccella’s at auction. Hope to snag a few bottles soon.

Hanzell Vineyards

Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir

Color is a tawny crimson red. Nose — tart cherry sandalwood tea and some forest floor earth aroma. A light but complex elegant Burgundy style pinot with an initial flavor of cherry, spice and pine tree smoothing into more strawberry flavors and subtle vanilla toast. Medium to long finish. Pairs really well with the smokey carnitas cheeks tacos, yummy — 13 hours ago

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Iron Horse Vineyards

Ocean Reserve Blanc de Blancs 2016

Pandemic escape. #whereisuranus — 12 days ago

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Williams Selyem

Foss Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

1 hour decant. An exquisite dark garnet color. On the nose: dark sweet cherries, forest floor, floral, tea, and smoke. Taste: a smooth and chalky wine with surprisingly muted notes of cherry, earth, sweet tea, and a strawberry mineral medium finish with medium acidity. Drinking well now with the decant, probably better with a few more years on it. — 8 days ago

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Amapola Creek

Monte Rosso Vineyards Zinfandel 2014

Perfect for BBQ. Big dense and well balanced. One of the best zins I've had in a long time! — 6 days ago

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Iron Horse Vineyards

Spring Green Valley Sparkling Rosé Blend 2015

Toasting Barry Sterling, with gratitude for all of the hard work he and his family have done in making Iron Horse one of the best wineries anywhere. May he Rest In Peace. — 13 days ago

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Fairy Tale Celebration Cuvée Champagne Blend 2014

50/50 chardonnay and pinot, but the chardonnay overpowers here. Sharp, ripe fruit with a great balance. Fabulous on quite a hot evening. — 20 days ago

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Aperture

Alexander Valley Red Blend 2016

Jeb, Suckling, and RP all gave the 2016 a 93/100. I can see it, though I feel more comfortable with a 92. This blend is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 11% Malbec, and 7% Cabernet Franc. Lovely aromas of tobacco, cedar, blackberries, and dark berry preserves fill the nostrils. On the palate blackcurrants, dark chocolate shavings, and juicy plums, all of which lend a rich and inviting mouthfeel that coats the palate in a suave, plush blanket. — 7 days ago

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Love the white wines. Cheers
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I need to try them.