Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay

Wente Vineyards

Wetmore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Nice balance Cab for the price. Cherry and vanilla notes. — 7 days ago

Perrucci Family Vineyard

Syrah 2017

Great local find at Ruthe’s.

Fruit quality is fantastic, maybe a lil thin, but that aspect improves drinkability.

Oak treatment… guessing liquid oak, tasty spectrum, a lil forward, decant.

Not a huge oak person (lil forward, counterbalanced by bump’n fruit, tasty), but liked this wine enough to make it a multi-bottle purchase.
— 6 days ago

Rob, Josh and 1 other liked this

Rhys Vineyards

Skyline Vineyard Syrah 2012

We absolutely love this and is drinking beautifully now. Dark fruits, licorice, asian spices, garrigue, velvety tannins enveloped in a medium bodied wine that is body and elegance. We think its the best wine of Rhys and they do some outstanding pinot noir there :) — 12 days ago

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with Adriana
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Dante Robere

Estate Livermore Valley Syrah 2018

Heavenly dark fruit aromas, nearly opaque purple, dark fruit with medium tannins and some residual sugar — 18 days ago

Rhys Vineyards

Family Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

One of the absolute best pinots I've ever had. Initial aromas of potting soil, dusty raspberry/blackberry, pomegranate seeds, and grapefruit rind. After a few minutes, more earthy aromas such as clay pot emerge, followed by vanilla bean. A few minutes later, it's all dark cherry and cranberry chutney. Amazingly complex and continually evolving. The vanilla cream and soft oak emerges late in the palate. Just wonderful. — 5 days ago

Wente Vineyards

Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Dark deep purple. Oaky with blackberry flavor. My favorite winery and wine. Just the right complexity and fruitiness in full bodied California cab. — a month ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Horseshoe Vineyard Syrah 2005

We were so fortunate to have Jeff Brinkman, Rhys’ winemaker for the past 15 years, join our tasting of nine Rhys Syrahs from 2003 - 2013. This was still before Rhys went whole-cluster. I found it a bit closed off vs the others. — 10 days ago

Bryan, John and 17 others liked this

Rosenblum Cellars

Continente Vineyard Mourvedre 2001

Tasted five 2001 reds blind. Standout Mourvedre. 14.6% abv - liked it.
— 10 days ago

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Trout Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Very pretty aromas. Quince, white flowers, lemon, gooseberries, a hint of lactic richness, also with salt spray nose. So this is almost Chablisien. But the palate is like *good* petit Chablis. Can’t say I get a ton of Cali terroir, as much as the stylistic crafting a of an “old world” wine (grapes picked early etc). I usually agree with AG but can’t get on board with the score here. — 9 days ago

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S.S. Mandani

Wonderful notes

Wente Vineyards

Louis Mel Livermore Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019

John picked a nice bottle for lunch. 2021 April. — 24 days ago