Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay

Wente Vineyards

Charles Wetmore Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

I LOVE this Cab! A gorgeous color with Plum, Blackberries and Cherries as well as a hint of Licorice. I enjoyed it with a Steak and all the Spice notes came out. Light tannins and acidity but a beautiful mouth-feel. I enjoy wines from Livermore Ranch and this did not disappoint. I'll definitely buy it again. — 11 days ago

Retzlaff

Isabelle's Blush Livermore Valley Dry Merlot Rosé 2016

One of my favorite Rosé. Merlot grapes with a deep strawberry flavor and a hint of melon. Medium acid with a long finish. — 25 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Red

Juicy red and black fruits, definite American oak and jalapeño in this predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon blend. — 4 days ago

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Concannon Vineyard

Mother Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

My favorite Concannon Cab, Mother Vine is slightly floral with herbs and blackberries — 3 days ago

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Murrieta's Well

Small Lot Livermore Valley Cabernet Franc 2015

Shay A
9.3

Today was my annual hosting of the Wednesday Wine Committee. There was 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert, all provided by me. Tasted blind, as always.

Red wine number two. I’ve had a few of these small lot wines from Murrieta’s Well and Robbie Meyer has obviously paid nice attention to them as these are excellent Livermore Valley examples. The merlot was just wonderful and this is close behind. A bit more dense in style than most cab francs, showing sweet and ripe dark fruit all over with a touch of typical Livermore Valley black licorice. Zero pepper to this, and not much savory traits either. I poured this blind for some people and the common guess was Cab/Syrah Blend. Juicy and ripe but deep and concentrated. I think this needs another 2-3yrs but nice with about a two hour decant. Many thanks to
@Jason and Jennie for introducing me to these wines.
— a month ago

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@Jason and Jennie : Rhône would be very cool to try from that part of Cali. I need to try that Tempranillo Blend.
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@Shay A i’ll have to get a bottle to you. Also want you to try prospect 772’s livermore petite sirah and mckahn’s (wm harrison winemaker) mouvedre from our property at murrieta’s
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@Jason and Jennie : Totally forgot about the Prospect! Yes, need to try those wines for sure.

Las Positas

Estate Obscurus Red Blend 2015

Blackberry, raspberry, cherry, dark chocolate, vanilla, tobacco and oak. Excellent structure and soft tannins. — 15 days ago

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Mount Eden Vineyards

Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon 1987

One of my absolute faves of the flight from @Eric LaMasters. Lots up of upfront purple fruit. It was honestly more 🍇 than any other flavor I could compare it to. Rich and extracted, cedar overtones and full finish. I kept revisiting this during the 40 bottle club hedonism that followed. — 2 days ago

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@Bill Bender Love those Mount Eden wines 🍷👌

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

This ultra superb '95 Ridge Montebello puts just about every older vintage Napa cabernet to shame with highly complex aromas and flavors of blackberry , fig , scorched earth, violets , cedar and nutmeg on the nose... followed by a perplexing array of red and dark berry, cinnamon, and lavender tea flavors on the palate. This delivered that Wow factor you would expect from a World Class iconic wine. Better than the 2000 and 2003 Montebellos. Its true they say to wait 20-25 years to pop open one of these in most years. Just remember to use a prong style opener rather than a corkscrew on a vintage wine to avoid the cork crumbling into your bottle. — a day ago