Knights Valley, Sonoma County

Peter Michael Winery

'Mon Plaisir' Chardonnay 2016

Shay A
9.3

Got to pop some special bottles when my good friend Shawn came in to town!

My second bottle to pop of the evening. In my experience with PM, this seems to be the most elegant/finesse bottle I’ve had. Of guessing blind, I think I would have gone to burgundy. And it has sub 14 ABV! I always assume PM is ripe, rich and full bodied but this was restrained. On the nose it was very tropical showing stone fruits, mango, sugar crusted guava and ginger shavings. Reminiscent of Aubert’s Larry Hyde & Sons Chardonnay on the palate as the acidity is really energetic. Crushed limestone, powdered lemon bar and a cotton candy like sweetness toward the finish. No problem popping these now.
— 4 days ago

Shawn R
with Shawn
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Bedrock Wine Co.

The Bedrock Heritage Red Blend 2017

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

Ripe red and black fruits sweet ripe tannins. It’s a very delicious wine. It seems a little simple though, not much complexity with no tertiary aromas or flavors and the alcohol feeling for me is on the high side. Very good. #redblend #redfruitblackfruit #californiazinfandel #sonomawine — 2 days ago

David, Dawn and 16 others liked this
Alex Lallos

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Unbeatable for the price. Go old vines !

The Petroni Family

Rosso Di Sonoma

Big, lush, but approachable and just delicious. Sangiovese from Sonoma. Had this with grilled pork and garlic- broccoli raab. Terrific — 6 days ago

Severn, Dawn and 1 other liked this

Donelan

Obsidian Vineyard Syrah 2014

Waited 2 years to try this again. 5 hour decant and it really never came together - not sure if it’s on the downhill or just in a dumb phase. Still a solid Syrah, but not worth $100+ on release, IMO. — 13 days ago

Shay, Billy and 9 others liked this

Beringer Vineyards

Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Nice full bodied cab. Went well with steak. Notes of currant and green peppers, slightly spicy. — 6 days ago

Eponymous

Macallister Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2012

Really BIG, expressive and complex Sonoma Cab Franc. Elegant floral aromas. Loads of dark black fruit with hints of violets, vanilla and chocolate. Smooth tannins on the very long finish. Good vino. — 7 days ago

Hermes, Paul and 1 other liked this

Rodney Strong

Estate Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014

Color is really light, mix of ruby and bloody grapefruit. Nose of wet mushroom, spice, fresh cranberry, pomegranate, and strawberry ice cream. Taste follows the nose with addition of substantial zest, good mix of acidity and sweetness. The taste is actually not light but flavorful. Aftertaste shows some more spice and zest. A bit too much zest. Other than that, quite nice. — 8 hours ago

David, Mike and 2 others liked this

Delectus

Knights Valley Cabernet Franc 2009

Eric S
9.1

Solid wine. Crappy pic. — 2 hours ago

Paul, Tom and 14 others liked this

Beringer Vineyards

Knights Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Medium to dark purple with a nose of blackberries, black cherries, and a hint of coffee. Medium to full-bodied with great structure and balance. Good tannin structure and a nice finish for this wine. Excellent price to value ratio at $20 at a warehouse club. Beat out another wine twice it’s price. — 14 days ago

Valravn

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Delectable Wine
8.9

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, from Moon Mountain and Alexander Valley fruit, is endowed with striking aromatic presence, gorgeous ripe red fruit and fabulous balance. Juicy and wonderfully inviting, the 2017 shows how alluring Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon can be. $24.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020) — 3 days ago

David, Sharon and 11 others liked this