Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay

Eagle Ridge

Private Reserve Petite Sirah

One of my favorite Livermore wineries that uses all Livermore grapes. This Cab was delicious with plums and dark cherries with a hint of smoke. — 14 days ago

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Rhys Vineyards

Alpine Hillside Pinot Noir 2016

Wifey “accidentally” opened it 10 yrs too soon. V good. — 3 days ago

Ryann Swan
with Ryann
David, Roger and 1 other liked this

Murrieta's Well

The Spur Livermore Valley Red Blend 2013

Slid down my throat with minimal gagging. I didn’t spit. I definitely swallowed. — a month ago

Nicole Cortez
with Nicole

McHenry Vineyard

Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

It’s always so exciting to try the latest release from McHenry and this just arrived in time to share with family; served alongside our Thanksgiving meal. The 2016 vintage was one of the smallest harvests on record for McHenry’s mere 2-acre, dry-farmed vineyard planted at 1800ft elevation; way up on Bonny Doon road. This was yet another year where they decided not to bottle a separate Swan Clone and instead released everything in the Estate designation. A hardly believable 56 cases were produced. However, the quality is extremely high. Darker fruited, this was more wild bramble and cranberry with some licorice and spice. So pure and delicious. Very primary right now. McHenry wines are quite long-lived with vintages from the 90’s drinking fabulously right now so I’m expecting the best to come. This fan will be tracking its evolution 😊. — 10 days ago

Ely, Ellen and 6 others liked this


Evangelho Vineyard Carignan 2017

Clear deep red-violet Boysenberry on sight

Clean sandy berry aroma

Dry, med+ acidity, fine tannin, lighter side of medium body, red fruit and dark berry in the finish. Delicious now, could age. Needs a nice decant, great to watch evolve in glass too (air wakes up the tannins and elevates the red fruit notes)

Hooray and Keep up the good work 140+ yr old vines!
— 4 days ago

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Cline Cellars

Ancient Vines Contra Costa County Zinfandel 2017

We enjoyed this Zin a lot. Tasting notes include all spice, floral, and strawberries. It’s potent with 15% alcohol. Paired well with dark chocolate and honey/garlic pork chops. — 11 days ago

Murrieta's Well

The Whip Livermore Valley White Blend 2013

2013 vintage. Blend of Semillon, Chard, Sauv Blanc, Orange Muscat, Viognier, Gewurz, Riesling. Deep gold color, full-bodied, med+ acid. Fresh white peach, white flower, honey, vanilla notes. — a month ago

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Barrel Aged Narwhal Imperial Stout 2015

Liquid chocolate cake. Stellar stout. 2015 Vintage — 13 days ago

Mount Eden Vineyards

Estate Bottled Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 2013

One of the best whites I’ve ever had! Dark gold color. Deep nose of butter and nuts. Extremely complex but well balanced. Butter, cream, pineapple, and camomile. Long finish. Absolutely fantastic! — 20 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Eric, Shay and 24 others liked this


Extended Tirage Blanc de Blanc Chardonnay 2001

Opulent. Tar, baked apple, baking spice. Subtle elegant bubbles. Had the 11 yr extended tirage a couple times, first time to taste it after 17. — 10 days ago