Lodi, Central Valley

Michael David Winery

Freakshow The Strongest Man on Earth Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon

Color of deep purple with lighter shades on the rim. Nice tears. Nose of ample fragrance of currants. minty, vanilla, oaky, sweet note, and some more dark fruits. Taste is mouthful and chewy, quite sweet mixed with some spice, acidity, tart, strawberry, and some more vanilla. Aftertaste shows more strawberry, tangy, and a bit marginal tannin. On par. Like all the Freakshow wine, a bit too sweet for me. — 9 days ago

Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

This wine has a deep ruby hue with viscous tearing.

Aromas and flavors are highly expressive with notes of Luxardo black cherry, dried blackcurrant, ripe blackberry, juicy plum, violet, molasses, mocha, coconut, vanilla, clove, nutmeg, cardamom, dill, and leather.

On the palate, this wine is dry with a hint of residual sugar that has a softening effect. It has medium(+) acidity, a full body, high alcohol (15% ABV!), high tannins that are smooth and velveteen. The finish lingers.

It’s a rounded, full-bodied, and opulent expression that epitomizes the wines of Paso Robles.
— 7 days ago

Deked1, Paul and 17 others liked this

Concha y Toro

Reserva Casillero del Diablo Carménère 2020

Deep ruby in color; black plums, cacao, and green peppercorns on the nose; medium acidity; medium tannins; tastes like raspberries, milk chocolate, and wet slate with a long fruity finish. Nellie saysit's ok. I love it. — 13 days ago

Nellie Bauman
with Nellie

Oak Ridge Winery

OZV Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel

Dark maroon color. Jammy and fruit forward but not sweet - dark cherry, blackberry, raspberry, dark chocolate, warm spice. Medium body with smooth mouth feel and soft tannins. Paired well with homemade pizza (pepperoni, roasted mushrooms, onions and basil). Will make a very nice table wine - planning to pick up several bottles for upcoming family reunion! — 16 days ago

Alban Vineyards

Reva Alban Estate Vineyard Syrah 2013

Dark purple in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose with lots of black fruits, cedar and chocolate notes.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing blackberries, cooked plums, cedar, tobacco, vanilla, dried fruits, light earth, barnyard, light vegetables, herbs, chocolates, espresso, cola and black pepper.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Syrah from Edna Valley in California. Showing nice complexity and elegance, with a soft mouthfeel.

This Syrah from the great 2013 vintage is drinking beautifully now. A great sipping wine to have all by itself.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$130.
— 6 days ago

Shay, Ted and 20 others liked this

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

Deducted 0.1 because I had to push the cork in. — 6 days ago

Loren Cookson
with Loren
Ted, Oltjon and 1 other liked this

Michael David Winery

7 Deadly Zins Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2019

A reduction of fruity berries, light caramel w spicy finish. — 6 days ago

Michael David Winery

Petite Petit Lodi Petite Sirah Petit Verdot 2020

Inky, robust, smooth, heavy mouthfeel, brief lingering — 10 days ago

Gnarly Head

Old Vine Zin Lodi Zinfandel 2021

Nice value priced old vine Zin. — a month ago

Pine Ridge Vineyards

Clarksburg Chenin Blanc + Viognier Blend

Interesting taste, kinda floral to me, would drink again. $14 at spirit wine and craft, maybe less at total wine — 13 days ago