Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay

Wente Vineyards

Louis Mel Livermore Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Medium yellow color. Aromas of grapefruit, orange blossoms and green apples. Grapefruit flavors, naval orange and mineral finish. — 12 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Looks refreshing!🥂

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Chardonnay 2014

Hmm. Lots of oak, buttery, lots of vanilla, moderate volume and a sweetness on the finish. Sub acid.

Starting to get going a week in… definitely gaining volume and complexity.
— 8 days ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Ok not for me.
Josh Morgenthau

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@Ron R had to snatch this when I found it in a local shop for less than $100, but I actually much prefer the recent vintages of the estate chardonnay.
Ron R

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You’re a lucky many, @Josh Morgenthau. This is a wine that’s akin to rocking horse shit!

Garre Vineyard and Winery

Primitivo 2015

2015 Primitivo At Garre Cafe — 23 days ago

McGrail Vineyards

McGrail Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Another outstanding Clone 8. Fruity nose, nearly opaque purple, significant but well balanced tannins with nice mouthfeel, red fruit flavors of raspberry. — 3 days ago

Dante Robere

Livermore Valley Petite Sirah 2018

Fruity nose, inky purple, mildly jammy dark fruits - blackberry, mild tannins. — 20 days ago

Sandlands

Contra Costa County Red Table Wine 2018

First bottle I’ve opened of this vintage. Ruby red, moderate pigment extraction, very good clarity. Strawberry and barrel notes in nose. Strawberry, cherry in mouth with good fruit length, good acid, delightfully light on the alcohol. Slight seed and skin tannins on finish, aftertaste. Light bodied. Worth reading up about online — 13 days ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012

Fantastic at 10 years. — a day ago

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Lencioni Vineyards

Mia Nipote Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Quite blown away by this one. Bordeaux-like in style. On the nose graphite , cassis, honey and fig. Then you get baking spices , cedar, touch of oak and white pepper. Drinks extremely well. Lots of great tannin and acid still hanging on. This could age really well compared to most Livermore Cabs. Big lingering finish. 15.3% — 17 days ago

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Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2018

2018 vintage. Enveloping, deep French oak nose. Light-medium/medium body. Hammer drops of tangerine, lanolin, Persian lime and guava flavor wise. The 2017 vintage had a little more acidity and is/was showing fantastic but this vintage seems to have a little more “personality.” Obvs super-youthful and needs some space and time. If you can lay off it for a year or two, kudos. For the rest of us mere mortals, this is world-class Chardonnay at a seventh of the comparable French white burg pricing and half/a third of many of the high-end California Chard producers. QPR in spades. — 8 days ago

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Nice notes, @vinokeeno. I like the fact that you are seeing a little more acid. I like that in US chards, as they tend to be a little muted in that department.
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@Ron R hoping the flabby days are over.

Bedrock Wine Co.

Areio e Vento e Amor Evangelho Vineyard Red Blend

What a great wine. This field blend from a single block of the Evangelho vineyard is made up of Mataro, Zinfandel, and Carignan among others. It’s a dusty,deep purple in the glass with dark, subtle fruit in the nose. Full of dark fruit, a bit of berry it’s incredibly smooth and full bodied with enough twinge of acidity and mild tannins to give it great structure. Excellent. — 3 days ago