Heibel Ranch Vineyards

Bee Hunter

Eagle Point Ranch Grenache 2015

Bee Hunter Wines Eagle Point Ranch Grenache 2015 Mendocino, California

A very pretty color of ruby with a very wide brick rim.

Interesting nose of blackberries, cedar, cooked cherries, raisins, figs, chocolates, sweet vanilla, cola, spices, mint and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with cooked cherries and strawberries, lemon peel, vanilla, light raisins, dried fruits, cedar, herbs, licorice, cola, chocolates, sweet vinaigrette, spices and black pepper.

Long finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Grenache from Mendocino County in California. Much lighter than I expected it to be, but it is so yummy.

This Single Vineyard is good right out of the bottle, and better after an hour of airtime, when it shows the complexity.

This six year old is peaking now, and drinking very nicely with nice complexity and a soft mouthfeel.

Alcohol is not showing at all, so watch out. Nicely balanced at this point. Easy drinking and tasty.

A great sipping wine, but good with food too. I paired it with Brie cheese and crackers.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$42.
— a day ago

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Sterling Vineyards

Diamond Mountain Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 1988

Shay A
9.1

One of the birth year bottles I opened for my 33rd this past week. It was opened alongside an ‘88 Chateau de Marbuzet (which never came alive).

Scoring these types of wines is difficult...based on shock factor, this is like a 95...based on profile (in a vacuum), it’s closer to 85...marrying the two, I have no problem giving this a 90-91. This was a bottle acquired from an estate sale. Mostly kept with one owner, it simply wasn’t kept in a temperature controlled environment. Even more, it showed a bit of seepage down the side. Expectations were low, but when removing the capsule, the cork looked quite good. Pulled the cork and it showed very little seepage overall...after pouring, it was shockingly impressive. When compared to the ‘88 Marbuzet, the nose was more ripe and high toned...dirty and ripe black cherries, cherry pipe tobacco, and fig. Very smooth and integrated, obviously, but an incredible structure shows up on the finish. Cocoa dusted dates, bayleaf, cracked black pepper crusted cherries, herbs de Provence and some leather. This powered through 3hrs open in the bottle and just got better and better.

It’s bottles like this that make you sit back and realize how incredible wine can be when it comes in a bottle that is totally unexpected.
@Bill Bender , this surpassed even my highest hopes! Bravo!
— 21 days ago

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@Shay A : Happy Birthday, Shay! Hope it was great!
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Happy Belated Birthday young man @Shay A and @Bill Bender doesn’t disappoint ever
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Thanks everyone!

Jolie-Laide Wines

Martian Ranch Clairette Blanche 2020

Lauren Vance
9.2

Although it’s quite light & delicate, there’s plenty that shines on the palate. Red apple, juicy peaches, lemon oil & almond skin. It has more acid than expecting, and no sign of heat sitting pretty @ 12.5% — 10 days ago

Jonathan, Matt and 3 others liked this

Turley

Mead Ranch Zinfandel 2018

Sadly the last vintage for this wine. Tasty raspberry. — 8 days ago

Shay, Hugh and 15 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Demostene Ranch Zinfandel Carignane 2016

Although this is 50/50, the Carignane force is strong in this one. That classic, earthy sour plummy fruit takes the lead, with a noticeable note of American oak. In the mouth, it’s got the buoyancy of the Carignane and terrific fruit density. Dry, nice acid balance, little tannin. I like this a lot. — 21 days ago

Angelo Casagrande
with Angelo
Severn, Vasanth and 12 others liked this

Patz & Hall

Chenoweth Ranch Pinot Noir 2018

Bright & youthful with red fruits of raspberries & cherries. Subtle notes of potting soil, dried flowers & herbs. Pleasant amount of acidity & soft tannins. — 5 days ago

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Dupuis

Baker Ranch Anderson Valley Syrah 2018

I know Wells G has worked with this site for awhile but I’ve never had the opportunity under his Copain label. Lush dark fruit, a savory meat note and a hint of pepper. At 13% abv, what’s not to like. — 17 hours ago

John, Josh and 2 others liked this

The Calling Wines

Dutton Ranch Chardonnay 2018

Jim Nantz' partnership with Peter Deutsch. Hello friends. That is a nice crisp Chardonnay with light acidity. Full, rich mouthful but not a big buttery bomb. Won't kill you at the register. — 14 days ago

Alex, Ericsson and 7 others liked this

Hayfork

Lewelling Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Wry youthful. Lots of tannin - and a bit of Cali Cab sweetness on the palate. Ripe red berries and a hint of Vanilla ( American oak) on the nose. Drinking well. #hayfork — 2 days ago

David Stein
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Ridge Vineyards

Pagani Ranch Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Blend 2018

I still think this needs more time in the bottle but still found this very enjoyable to drink over the course of the day. Lots of blackberry, baking spice, white pepper, and herbs. — 5 days ago

Mike, Iwan and 5 others liked this